<p> <p align="left"> <p align="left"> <p align="left">Bennie Mooer, 86, died July 25, 2011, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1925, at Otis, the son of Harvey and Hermina (Gleissner) Mooer. He married Bonnie Peoples on Sept. 8, 1946, at St. John. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he owned and operated the Bennie Mooer Construction Co.
<p> <p align="left"> <p>Lawrence Hiss, 81, of Ellinwood, died July 25, 2011, at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
<p> <p align="left"> <p align="left">Sister Louise Hageman, 78, died July 25, 2011, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend.
<p> <p align="left"> <p align="left"> <p align="left">CLAFLIN - Walter K. Ehly, 83, died July 23, 2011, at his residence in Claflin. Born Oct. 17, 1927, in Claflin, he was the son of August and Mary (Knorr) Ehly. Raised in Claflin, he was a graduate of Claflin High School. He graduated from Fort Hays State College with a degree in math and science, and continued his studies to receive his Master's degree in 1956 with a major in Secondary Eduction. His first year of teaching was spent teaching science and math in Pawnee Rock and he later spent 29 years teaching in the Wichita School District, at ...
<p>WICHITA - Herbert Marlin Wong, 87, retired restaurant owner, passed away July 21, 2011.
<p>MESA, Ariz. - Violetta Louise "Vi" (Oetken) Karst, 81, died April 26, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.
<p>LARNED - Ruth V. Wells, 91, died July 21, 2011 at Via Christi St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
<p>ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Standlee 81, died July 22, 2011 at the Ellinwood District Hospital.
<p> <p align="left">Harold Allen Piper, 82, died July 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 11, 1929 in Great Bend, he was the son of James Jacob and Helen Ann (Tucker) Piper. On April 16, 1948 he married Shirley Ruth Young in Honolulu, Hawaii. She died Aug. 10, 2002. A resident of Great Bend since 1962, coming from Pratt, he worked in the oilfield and was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
<p> <p align="left">Betty Lorraine Garner, 86, died July 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1924 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Lucy (Kendall) Johnson. On Dec. 31, 1947 she married Dink Everett Garner in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she worked in surgery, the nursery and as a ward secretary at Central Kansas Medical Center.
<p> <p align="left"> <p align="left">KINSLEY - John C. Winter, 39, died July 19 at his home in Kinsley. Born Aug. 17, 1971, in Garden City, he was the son of Ronald K. and Gail (Minyen) Winter. He was a glass blower.
<p> <p align="left"> <p>Harold A. Piper, 82, of Great Bend, died July 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
<p> <p align="left"> <p>Betty L. Garner, 86, died July 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
<p> <p align="left"> <p align="left">CASPER, WYO. - Marvin Keller, 80, passed away on July 16, following an accident in Pueblo, Colo. Marvin was born May 14, 1931, in Seward, the son of Charles and Lucille Keller. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He earned a Master's degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming. Marvin moved to Durango, Colo., in 1958 to work for Conoco. There he met the love of his life, Jerene, married and had ...
<p> <p align="left">HOISINGTON - Patrick Ambrose Demel, 49, died July 15 at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 at Hoisington, the son of Ambrose L. and Patricia Jean (Hancock) Demel.
<p>Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
<p>LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
<p>ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
<p>Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
<p>Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
<p>MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
<p>Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.