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Betty A. Rossman 1936 - 2015

ALBERT - Betty A. Rossman, 79, longtime Albert resident, passed away on Dec. 6, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 6, 1936, at La Crosse, she was the daughter of Henry and Mathilda (Heronema) Basgall. On June 22, 1953, she was united in marriage to James J. "Jim" Rossman at La Crosse. Betty was a homemaker most of her life, and for 13 years worked outside her home as custodian at Farmers Bank and Trust in Albert. Betty loved to cook for others as well as loved taking care of others.

December 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sylvestra 'Sally' Sigley 1926 - 2015

AUGUSTA - Sylvestra "Sally" B. Sigley, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Born Feb. 23, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter Matt and Barbara (Heyne) Apel.

December 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bert L. Besthorn 1955 - 2015

CLAFLIN - Bert L. Besthorn, 60, passed away Dec. 6, 2015, in Hays. Born Nov. 29, 1955, in Great Bend, he was the son of Herbert L. and Joyce A. (Rathbun) Besthorn. He was a lifetime resident of the Claflin area. He earned his master's degree in Diesel Mechanics from Pittsburg State University, then went on to teach diesel mechanics at Barton County Community College, was a contract trainer for Case-New Holland teaching power mechanics, and after retirement, served as a substitute teacher at Central Plains High School in Claflin. He was co-owner of Besthorn Oil and Gas Service Inc.

December 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Robert L. Brittain 1931 - 2015

Robert L. "Bob" Brittain, 84, passed away Dec. 5, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born Jan. 30, 1931 in Shamrock, Okla., the son of Robert and Anna (Ricks) Brittain. Bob enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country from Oct. 1951 to Sept. 1953. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, at Ladd Field. He married Velda L. McMahan Jan. 1, 1954 in Cushing, Okla.

December 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


David J. Birzer 1961-2015

LYONS - David J. Birzer, 54, died Dec. 5, 2015, at home in Lyons. Born Sept. 18, 1961 at Berwick, Penn., he was the son of Gerald F. and Mary Ann Sink Birzer.

December 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sylvestra “Sally” B. Sigley 1926-2015

AUGUSTA - Sylvestra "Sally" B. Sigley, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Born Feb. 23, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter Matt and Barbara (Heyne) Apel.

December 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sylvia E. Calvert 1946-2015

Sylvia E. Calvert, 69, died Dec. 7,2015, at home in Great Bend. Born July 5, 1946 at Wild Cherry, Ark., she was the daughter of O. O. "Bill" and Versie (Chism) Staggs.

December 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ory J. Petersilie 1937 - 2015

OTIS - Ory J. Petersilie, 78, died Dec. 5, 2015, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born April 19, 1937, in rural Ness County, he was the son of Charles W. and Pearlie Ann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Jan. 16, 1971, he married Sheila M. Kultgen at Great Bend. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2010. A resident of Rush County for 41 years, moving from Barton County, he worked in the maintenance department at Superior Essex in Hoisington before his retirement.

December 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mildred Schmidt 1911-2015

Mildred Schmidt, 103, La Crosse, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Jay County, Ind. the daughter of Philip and Cora (Rarick) Saxman.

December 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Viva May Huntington Calkins Lacey 1919-2015

Ellinwood - Viva May Huntington Calkins Lacey, 96, passed away at Meadow Lark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan on Dec. 4, 2015. She was born January 25, 1919 at Moreland, the daughter of Vernon and Viva Dodd Huntington.

December 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Geneva Aurora Samora 1924-2015

GREAT BEND -Geneva Aurora Samora, 91, of Great Bend, formerly of Cherryvale, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. She was born to Matiana and John Castorena, on May 15, 1924, in Buffalo. Geneva was the sixth of seven children, born to Matiana and John.

December 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Edna Belle Gagelman 1919-2015

GREAT BEND - Edna Belle Gagelman, 96, died Dec. 2, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clarence Ray Christians 1933-2015

HOISINGTON - Clarence Ray Christians, 82, died Dec. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

December 02, 2015 | Mark Swendra | Obituaries


Leroy E. Foos 1930-2015

GREAT BEND - Leroy E. Foos, 85, died Dec. 2, 2015 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Harlan Dean Maier 1939 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Harlan Dean Maier, 76, died Nov. 29, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. He was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Hays, the son of Henry and Tabea Esther (Deitz) Maier. Harlan went to a one room grade school in District 69, and later graduated from Otis Rural High School in 1957.

December 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jami Jo Jackson 1961 - 2016

KINGWOOD, Texas - Jami Jo Jackson, 54, went to be with her Lord and Savior om Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded with love by her family ...

February 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin 1940 - 2016

JUNCTION CITY – Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin, 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Glenn Jake Brack 1925 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Glenn Jake Brack, 90, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 7, 1925, the son of ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Janea G. “Micky” Gordon 1947 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Janea G. "Micky" Gordon, 68, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born July 15, 1947, in Juneau, Alaska, she was the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


James “Jim” Alan Norvell 1961 - 2016

James "Jim" Alan Norvell was born on Nov. 25, 1961, and entered eternal life on Jan. 29, 2016.

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bill Bortz 1931 - 2016

DOWNS - Bill Bortz, 84, passed away Jan. 18, 2016, at his home in Downs. Born June 10, 1931, in Claflin, he was the son of ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donald D. Peterson 1934 - 2016

LARNED - Donald D. Peterson, 81, passed away Jan. 29, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Select Specialty in Wichita. Born May 22, 1934, in Larned ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wilbert C. “Willie” Fanshier 1926 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Wilbert C. "Willie" Fanshier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Stafford County, he ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


James Bennett “J. B.” Webster 1928-2016

James Bennett "J. B." Webster, 87, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 10, 1928 at Dexter, N.M ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Carrie Michelle Marlett 1963 - 2016

LEON - Carrie Michelle Marlett, 52, of Leon, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2016, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. She was ...

January 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


JoAnn Broadbooks 1930-2016

TOPEKA - JoAnn Broadbooks, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016, at Winter Meadows in Topeka. Born March 18, 1930, at ...

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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