LA CROSSE - Rex W. Hafenstine, 63, died Feb. 6, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1951, in Quinter, he was the son of Walter Nelson and Mary I. (Armbruster) Hafenstine. He was a resident of La Crosse, for 24 years, moving from Hays. In 1970 he graduated from WaKeeney High School, and attended Fort Hays State University. On Dec. 15, 1990, he married Betty Horyna in La Crosse. In the 1990s, he was employed by KDWP. Later, as a driller in the oil industry, he was employed by Murfin Drilling Company for 32 years before his retirement .
HOISINGTON - Joseph Alanson "Joe" Clarke, 86, died Feb. 8, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Norton, he was the son of Laurence Benjamin and Pearl Irene (Pierce) Clarke. On July 22, 1950, he married Carol Humphrey in Jetmore. A resident of Hoisington since 1951, coming from Jetmore, he was a driller, mechanic, and truck pusher, working for various oil companies, including Peel Bros. and Allen Drilling, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed gardening and was a motorcycle enthusiast, taking a special interest in riding, racing, and repair work. In later years he enjoyed his grandkids ...
Phillip Myles Miller, 67, went to his forever home to be with his Lord on Feb. 5, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Great Bend, the son of Carlos M. and Mary E. (Downey) Miller. He graduated in 1965 from Great Bend High School and attended Fort Hays State University. Phil served in the U.S. Army Reserves and then headed west to southern California where he settled in the beach area. He met and married Karon Converse and they later divorced. He worked as a realtor, but when the real estate market started failing, he moved to ...
Gary Wayne Fletcher, 61, died Feb. 6 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born Dec. 28, 1953 at Great Bend, he was the son of Bernie E. and Dorothy (McKnight) Fletcher.
ENID, Okla. - Doris "Jean" Forshee, 81, died Feb. 4 at her home in Enid, Okla. Born Aug. 9, 1933, in Alvord, Texas, she was the daughter of Baltus and Reba (Rhyne) Mosier. She grew up in Alvord, Texas, Bowie, Texas and Big Spring, Texas. She was married to John Workman, and they had three children, Datha, Dana, and Mike. On Dec. 30, 1986, she married John Forshee in Enid, Okla. She was employed for 46 years at the USAF/Civil Service. She loved music, dancing, reading, bowling, shoes, puppies, and watching her grandchildren do anything.
ST. JOHN - Noah Daniel Ray Heyen-Blevins, infant son of Cody Andrew Blevins and Jaime Marie Heyen was born in the arms of angels on Jan. 24, 2015.
LARNED - Sandra L. Gray, 67, died Feb. 4, 2015, at Hays Medical Center after a long illness.
GREAT BEND - Phillip Myles Miller, 67, died Feb. 5, 2015 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ST. JOHN - John "Russell" Bright, 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2015 in Hutchinson. Born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Longton, he was the son of John Riley and Lola (Hughes) Bright. A resident of St. John since 1948, he was an Oil Field Consultant. On June 27, 1948, he married Norma Lee (Parten) in Beaver,
GREAT BEND – Judy Evelyn Pulec, 73, died Feb. 3, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
KINGMAN - Eleanor L. "Dolly" Aumiller passed away Feb. 3, 2015 at Kingman Community Hospital.
WICHITA - Joann M. "Jodie" Bieberle, 77, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, Jan. 30 2015, while surrounded by her family at her home in Wichita. She was born July 5, 1937, in Beaver, the daughter of William and Theresa Meyeres. Joann retired from Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend after 34 years of service as an insurance billing administrator and later moved to Wichita where she had been a resident since 2008. Her hobbies included sewing, shopping, puzzles and gardening. Joann was an avid supporter of her grandkids' activities and very devoted to her faith. Her greatest joy ...
WICHITA - Joann M. "Jodie" Bieberle, 77, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, January 30, while surrounded by her family at her home in Wichita.
ST. JOHN - John "Russell" Bright, age 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. Celebration of life service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
Richard Grant Elson, 87, died Feb. 2, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital.
Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.
Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.
Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.
BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.
Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.
LENOIR, N.C. - Louise Ilee Cummings Bird lived a full and varied life of almost 95 years.
Anita Jane Jackson, 47, of Conroe, Texas went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 19.
GREAT BEND - A memorial service for Anthony C. "Tony" Huslig, who died Dec. 31, 2014, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.
HUTCHINSON - Roseanne Baldwin, 79, died March 24, 2015, at Via Christi-St Francis Hospital, Wichita.
ABILENE - Velma Mae Sievers went home to Jesus at the age of 93 on March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt. Because her Dad rented from a family named Chicken, she always chuckled and said "I was born in the Chicken House."
HOISINGTON - Dwight C. Martin, 73, died March 21, at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug/ 12, 1941, in Ransom, he was the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhardt) Martin. Dwight graduated from Utica High School,Utica. He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a train dispatcher, after working there for more than 40 years. Dwight was a member of the Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331, ISIS Shrine in Salina, Russell Shrine Club, Sunflower Shrine Club in Great Bend, and was a former president of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce. On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Carolyn Kuder in Tribune. They ...
ELLINWOOD - Carl Marcus Fox, 89, died March 23, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Charles Orman Bear on March 5, 1926 at Cortez, Colo., he was the son of Orman and Philomena (Swan) Bear, he was later adopted by Clarence M. "Bud" Fox and his name changed to Carl Marcus Fox.
Carlos Myles Miller, 95, died March 21 at Stafford County Hospital. Born March 12, 1920, in Great Bend, he was the son of Clarence and Alverta (Gaunt) Miller. On Sept. 28, 1941, he married Mary Emily Downey. She preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1994.
Frances Elizabeth "Tee" Simpson, 98, died March 22 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Born Sept. 23, 1916 at St. Clair County, Mo., she was the daughter of Fred and Mayme (Malicoat) Jackson.
Deborah E. "Debbie" Berkley, 63, died March 20 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Feb. 29, 1952 at Salina, she was the daughter of Harold Rayfield and Doris Eleanor (Corman) Berkley.