ST. JOHN - Charles E. "Charlie" Blakeslee, 89, passed away on Aug. 8, 2016, at his home. Charles was born on June 22, 1927 at Great Bend, the son of George Washington and Lena A. (Hiss) Blakeslee. He was a life-long Stafford County resident and farmer, while also working over 19 years at Minnis Funeral Chapels.
HUTCHINSON - Harold D. Dalton, 89, passed away Aug. 7, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born in Dickenson County to Carl and Letha (Poland) Dalton. He attended Chapman High School. After graduating high school, he joined the Army serving during World War II. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, he met and on Oct. 13, 1947, married Mary (Johnson) Dalton. He was employed by KPL as a welder and later retired as a superintendent after 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening.
ALBERT - David G. Richardson, 69, passed away Aug. 6, 2016, at his home. Born on Oct. 5, 1946, at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold "Bay" and Georgia (Weiser) Richardson. On March 20, 1983, he was united in marriage to Teri L. Barr at Apple Valley, Calif. The couple lived in Yorba Linda, Calif. prior to moving to Albert in August of 1996. A self-employed carpenter and cabinetmaker, he owned and operated Dave's Custom Cabinets in Albert for 20 years. Dave enjoyed motorcycle riding and spending time with his grandkids.
Eleanor M. Smith, 84, died Aug. 5, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1931, in Iola, she was the daughter of Carl F. and Lucile (Taylor) Martin. On June 3, 1951, she married Don Raymond Smith in Iola. He died on Feb. 24, 2005. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1967, coming from Salina.
HUTCHINSON - Richard (Dick) Alan Eberhart, 75, passed away Aug. 4, 2016, in Hutchinson. Dick was a faith-filled man who lived a full life of love, family, work, golf and the Royals. Dick was born Nov. 9, 1940, the son of Homer and Laura (Knop) Eberhart of Ellinwood. He had two older siblings, Janet Robinson and husband Ronald and the late Jerry Eberhart. He went on to marry the love of his life, Betty Schuyler of Winfield on June 27, 1964. Dick and Betty have two daughters, Dianna Rottinghaus and husband Brian of Overland Park and Deborah Willems and husband Tim ...
MIDLAND, TEXAS - Joyce Marie (Ewald) Leiker, 86, Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Joyce was born March 17, 1930 in Great Bend to Smith Joseph Ewald and Rose E. Schartz. She graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1948 and married the love of her life, Daniel J. Leiker, on June 7, 1949 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She was a dedicated mom and homemaker while living in Bushton and St. John.
Tom W. Van Brimmer, 82, died Aug. 3, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born in Hoisington on July 6, 1934, the son of Willis D. and Opal (Sypolt) Van Brimmer. He graduated from Hoisington High School, class of 1952, and later attended Bible College in Oklahoma. Tom was a longtime resident of Hoisington with exception of time in Great Bend and Stockton.
Ian R. Shuey, 30, passed away July 28, 2016. Born March 30, 1986, in Great Bend he was the son of Paul Shryock and Kelley Shuey. He was employed with Chism's Trash Service in Great Bend as a truck driver.
LARNED - Jerry M. Dailey, 78, died July 30, 2016 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born Dec. 7, 1937, at Great Bend, the son of John W. "Jack" and Edith Ann (Kummer) Dailey. He was a security guard for a medical clinic in Tulsa, Okla.