HUDSON - Marcella Ann Minden, 78, died Sept. 12, at her home in Hudson. Born Sept. 2, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of A.O. and Mable E. Pierson Cossey. A resident of Hudson she was a retired secretary for B&W Pantex at Amarillo, Texas. On April 9, 1957, she married O.G. "Pete" Minden in Amarillo, Texas. He died in January 1996.
HOLYROOD - Gladys M. Phelan, 56, passed away Sept. 11 in Hoisington. Born July 25, 1957, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Theodore and Viola (Kuhn) Popp. Gladys spent most of her life living in the Holyrood area. She was a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Great Bend. On June 12, 1982, she married Mark Phelan at Chase. He survives.
ELLINWOOD - Barbara J. Dunn, 77, died Friday Sept. 6, 2013, at her home in Ellinwood. She was born July 24, 1936 at Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Leonard and Louise (Frusher) Stairett. She was a resident of Ellinwood for nine years. On Sept. 26, 1954, she married Thomas Jack Dunn in Jetmore.
HOISINGTON - Virginia Ballard, age 82, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Jan. 26, 1931 at St. Petersburg, Fla. the daughter of Frank Leslie, Sr. and Marilyn Virginia (Young) McEwen.
Roxanna Lee (Finch) Schneider died Aug. 30 at her home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 29, 1953, at Hays, to Robert M. and Betty Jean (Rubendall) Finch. Roxie was a graduate of Hays High School and also had a Fine Arts degree and at one time was an adjunct professor of design at Fort Hays State University. She was an associate, American Society of Interior Designers.
LARNED - Michael Allan Wilkerson, 31, died Sept. 9 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born April 15, 1982, at Larned, he was the son of Alan Wilkerson and Patricia Plotner. A longtime area resident, he worked in the oil field and was a roughnecker. He was of the Christian faith.
HOISINGTON - Virginia Ballard, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 8, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 26, 1931 at St. Petersburg, Fla., she was the daughter of Frank Leslie, Sr. and Marilyn Virginia (Young) McEwen.
OTIS - Doris Jean Tuzicka, 84, died Sept. 7, at home in rural Otis. She was born Jan. 24, 1929, at rural Otis, the daughter of William and Lillian (Johnson) Suchy. She married Clarence Tuzicka Jan. 10, 1951, at La Crosse.
Leona Gertrude Karst, 92, died Sept. 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Hodgeman County, the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Bitter) Niedens. She married Alvin Maier March 16, 1941 in Susank. He died in November 1945. She then married Constantine Karst April 8, 1947, at Milberger. He passed away Dec. 2, 1984. A homemaker, Mrs. Karst was a Great Bend resident since 2001, coming from Hoisington, and previously from the farm near Hoisington.