LARNED - Sherry Lynn Robinson, 38, died March 21 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. She was born April 4, 1974, the daughter of Donald Robinson and Linda Anderson. She worked as a CNA/CMA at Pawnee Valley Hospital for many years, traveling to facilities through the All Staff agency.
GREAT BEND - Hilda Eleanor Meisner, 91, died March 20, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Oct. 31, 1921, the daughter of Dave and Olinda (Bitter) Ehrlich. She married William Galliart in 1940. They were divorced. She married Earl Haines in 1961. He died in 1963. She married Henry Meisner in 1982. He died in 1983. A lifetime sales clerk and store operator, Mrs. Meisner was a longtime Great Bend ...
EUREKA - Marvin Lee (Sonny) French, 89, died on March 14th. Born on Nov. 7, 1923, in Hamilton, he was the son of Theodore and Theresa (Groom) French.
HOISINGTON - Claire Billie Hadley, 80, died on March 16 at Southwind Hospice in Pratt. Born Dec. 19, 1932 in Escanaba, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Wava (Snow) Sargent. On Jan. 21, 1950 she married Ray C. Hadley in Guthrie, Okla. He died on Feb. 21, 2006. A Barton County resident since 1963,coming from Wichita, she was the secretary for her and her husband's business, Hadley Roofing Company.
STAFFORD - Donald Gene Newell, 63, died March 16 at the Stafford County Hospital. Born April 28, 1949 in Stafford, he was the son of Donald Gene and Dorothy Marenchin Newell. A lifetime Stafford resident, he was a farmer. On May 28, 1978 he married Debra J. Witt in Hudson. She died on Dec. 2, 2007. He then married Jenny Fox Kisner on Aug. 24 in Great Bend.
LOST SPRINGS - Maggie Wirtz, 79, died on March 14 at Medicalodges of Herington. She was bon on July 15, 1933 in Olmitz.
SALINA --Norma "Jean" Copeland, 89, died March 13, 2013 at Kansas University Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1924, at Coffeyville, Kansas to Earl R. and Dollie M. (Young) Ford.
Larry Dean Lunsford, 77, died March 14, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1936 at Cunningham, the son of Ronald R. "Blackie" & Velma Mae (Waters) Lunsford.
MT. HOPE - Harold D. Adams, 89, went to be with his Lord on March 15, 2013. He was born March 1, 1924 in St. John. He graduated from Anthrium High School in 1941.
ELLINWOOD - Cora Louisa Pennington, 98, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27th. Born May 24, 1914 in Bunker Hill, she was the daughter of Arthur Sellens and Mary (Chenoweth) Sellens, one of five children. In 1932 she graduated from Haviland Friends Academy. She was honored as one of three remaining graduates surviving from her class at the 2011 reunion. A resident of Ellinwood for over 50 years, she was a self-employed beautician.
SALINA - Norma Jean Copeland, 88, of Salina, died March 13. Ryan Mortuary, Salina will be handling arrangements.
Larry Dean Lunsford, 77, Great Bend, died March 14 at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
HOLYROOD - Brittney Mishel Montalbo died on March 7 in Lakeland, Fla. She was born Nov. 1, 1989 in Woolford Hall Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in Pleasanton, Texas, she graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Texas. Survivors include her daughter, Symphony Saldane, of Holyrood; her fiance, Justin Saldane of Holyrood; her father, Michael Montalbo of Holyrood; her mother, Mishel Montalbo of Pleasanton, Texas, five sisters, Ashley Qualls, Gracie Montalbo and Rheana Montalbo, ...
CHENEY - Virginia Caroline Bussman, 85, passed away Feb. 22, 2013 in Cheney. Born May 29, 1927, in Fanshawe, Okla., she was the daughter of Harry and Lela Jane (Askew) Glenn. On Sept. 14, 1946, she married R.F. (Pete) Bussman in Tulsa,Okla. She was a homemaker, mother and nurse. Survivors include a son, Rick Bussman, Great Bend; three daughters, Susan Pace, Tulsa, Okla.; Barbara Ast, Garden Plain; and Deedee Harrison, Buford, Ga.; a brother, Henry ...
LARNED - Betty Jo (Jody) Rader, 82, died March 10, at Country Place Senior Living in Larned. Born Jan. 29, 1931 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Merle and Muriel Ratliff Kelly. In 1949 she graduated from Greensburg High school. On Aug. 7, 1949, she married Dorl Rader in Greensburg. He survives. She was a doctor's nurse for Doctors Cram, Blount, Brenner, Ewing and Smith in Greensburg.
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Charlotte (Soeken) Sessler, 94, died May 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Otto G. and Lydia S. Frerichs Soeken. On Jan. 21, 1940, she married Charles W. Sessler in Ellinwood. He died on June 25, 2002. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife. Mrs. Sessler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, and was ...
Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman ...
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
GREAT BEND – Paul Joseph Linenberger, 90, died May 21, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 19, 1923 at Liebenthal, Kansas, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Randa) Linenberger. He married Bernadine Schneider May 12, 1948 at Olmitz. Mr. Linenberger was a Great Bend resident since 1946 who worked as an auto mechanic for Spruill's and retired from Marmie's in 1975. He was a United States Army veteran of World War ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
Edna I. (Craig) Logan Francis, 99, formerly of Claflin, died Friday, May 17 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 5, 1913 near Caldwell, she was the daughter of Homer Francis and Katie Elmira (Siebenthaler) Craig.
TOPEKA - Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17 at Midland Hospice House.
TOPEKA -- Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17, 2013 at Midland Hospice House.
LARNED - Dorothy D. Fox, 88, died May 16 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich., she was the daughter of Ernest W. Goldsmith. On Dec. 15, 1946, she married Walter Mac Fox in Wichita. A longtime area resident of Larned, she was a farmer's wife, a Rosie Riveter for Boeing during World War II and worked in the Dietary Department at Larned State Hospital.