WICHITA - Lee Allen Schroeder, 47, passed away May 9, at his residence in Wichita. Born Dec. 19, 1966, in Larned, he was the son of Gary Burris and Mary Kay Ruth Hazel Schroeder. Lee grew up in Great Bend and had lived in Wichita for the last 4-5 years. On Oct. 26, 1988, he married Patricia Richard in Hutchinson. She survives. He loved sports, fishing and was a Chiefs, KU, Royals and a Yankees fan, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
ODIN - Janet Hipp, 72, died May 11, at her home in rural Claflin. She was born March 2, 1942, in Great Bend, the daughter of Jim and Cecelia Lorene (Pundsack) Keeley. Janet, a lifelong resident of the area, graduated from Radium High School and completed nurse's training at the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend. On Oct. 12, 1963, she married Thomas Hipp in Seward. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2006.
Diane Gowdy, 64, of Iola, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Fri., May 16, 2014, on what would have been her 65th birthday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
GARFIELD - Rose Marie Wagner, 87, passed away on May 8, at the Medicalodge of Kinsley. Born April 27, 1927, in Larned, she was the daughter of Herbert Charles and Mamie Latham Miller. A lifetime area resident, she was a farm wife. On April 11, 1954, she married Arthur Melroy Wagner Jr. in Garfield. He survives.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Flora J. Grace, 90, formerly of Great Bend, died April 15, at home in Prescott, Ariz. Born May 18, 1923, in Ruleton, she was the daughter of Antonio and Guadalupe (Mendez) Manzo. She attended school in Ruleton and Goodland.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Gerald (Jerry) Leroy Dean, 79, passed peacefully on April 8, in Surprise, Ariz. Born July 30, 1934, in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Forest and Mary (Haubert) Dean. On Jan. 4, 1959, he married Vera Duncan. Jerry was a longtime resident of Denver, Colo. and then retired to a farm north of Hoisington until moving to Surprise, Ariz.
Grace M. Conard, 82, died May 3 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 11, 1931, in Waverly, she was the daughter of Mervin and Norma (Dawson) Estep. She married Harold Smith. They later divorced. She then married Jack Conard. They later divorced. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Larned, she was a housekeeper for Fuller Brush and Central Kansas Medical Center and worked as a cook at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, all of Great Bend.