Melvin V. Keil, 92, died Nov. 10 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Aug. 9, 1921 in Rush County, he was the son of Siegmund and Ernestine Karoline (Becker) Keil. On May 5, 1951, he married Elizabeth Jane Parish in Great Bend. She died on June 10, 2012. A resident of Great Bend since 1942, coming from Rush County, he was a heavy equipment operator, working for Knupp Construction and Nichol Construction.
HAYS - Doris Arlene Karst, 87, died Nov. 10, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on Sept. 16, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Steinert) Ochs. On May 26, 1946, she married Albert Karst in Milberger. She received her teaching certificate at Fort Hays Teacher's College and taught school at Milberger, for two years. She received her LPN diploma in 1975 from Fort Hays State University. Her nursing career spanned over 30 years. She worked at Hadley Regional Medical Center, served as a private duty nurse, worked at the Sterling House and retired ...
WICHITA - Douglas Dean Rosenberg, age 65, of Wichita went to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2013, after a three year battle with cancer. He was born to Verlyn and Lillian Rosenberg June 14, 1948, at Phillipsburg.
TULSA, Okla. - Rebecca Sue "Becca" Ehster Smokes, 21, died Oct. 31, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla. Born April 22, 1992 at Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Mark Richard and Susan Diane (Richardson) Ehster.
ST. JOHN - Donald L. McAllister, 84, passed away Nov. 2, at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt. Born on Feb. 18, 1929, in rural Stafford County, he was the son of Joseph and Sabina Isabell (Stodgsdill) McAllister. He graduated from Fort Hays State University receiving his teacher's degree. On June 4, 1953, he married Helen M. Gerstenkorn in Great Bend. She passed away in 1973. He then married Lynda L. Crissman on Jan. 20, 1979, in St. John. She survives of the home. A resident of St. John since 1982, coming from the Radium and Seward area, he was ...
RAYMOND - John A. Snider, 77, died Oct. 31 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1936, in Raymond, he was the son of Dee Lambert and Clara Mary (Wille) Snider. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. A lifetime resident of Raymond, he was a farmer and cattleman.
LAKE QUIVIRA - Dr. A. William Shafer, 85, peacefully passed in the presence of his family on Oct. 28, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill enjoyed retirement life with his wife, Betsy Thomas Dring Shafer, at Lake Quivira, as a committed family man, voracious reader and avid golfer. Bill was married to June Alefs Shafer for 49 years prior to her death in 1999 and married Betsy in 2000.
Eula "Fay" Moser, 74, passed away on Oct. 30 at her home in Great Bend. Born on May 2, 1939, in Pollard, Okla., she was the daughter of Gilbert Edward and Myrtle Patience (Stout) Hollingsworth. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1962. Over the years, she was employed at the former Thies Development and the Fuller Brush Company, both of Great Bend, and worked as a cook for many years, most recently at the Great Bend Senior Center, until her retirement five years ago. Fay loved playing cards, reading, and enjoyed music, but her biggest joy in life ...
"Weez" Vernon E. Duntz, Jr., 56, died Oct. 28, 2013 at his residence in Raymond. He was born Sept. 12, 1957 in Fremont, Neb. the son of Vernon and Karen (Walters) Duntz, Sr. He was a lifetime Chase and Raymond community resident.
NATOMA - Ruby Daldeen (Fortner) Blazer, 76, died Oct. 28, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born March 28, 1937 in Gossell, she was the daughter of James Kendall and Belva (Joiner) Fortner. She was a graduate of Kingman High School and attended Sterling College. On April 10, 1981 she married James Everett "Jim" Blazer in St. John. They made their home in Great Bend and later in 1999, they moved to Natoma. She was the owner and operator of the "Special Touch Flower Shop" in Great Bend.