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Wayne D. Mehl 1933 - 2012

LORRAINE - Wayne D. Mehl, 79, passed away Oct. 21 at his home in rural Lorraine. Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Ellsworth County, he was the son of Ethel (Splitter) and Delmar Mehl. A lifetime resident of the Lorraine area, he was a farmer and stockman. On Feb. 6, 1952, he married Donna Kempke in Junction City. She survives.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ivan Dale Janke 1956 - 2012

MCCRACKEN - Ivan Dale Janke, 56, passed away on Oct. 20 at his home in rural McCracken. Born Jan. 20, 1956 he was the son of Alvin and Ruth (Moore) Janke. They preceded him in death. Ivan graduated McCracken High School in 1974 and attended Fort Hays State University where he met Peggy Stude of Garfield. They were married Oct. 7, 1978 in Larned. He raised cattle and operated the family farm of McCracken.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Virgil T. Sillin 1928-2012

STERLING - Virgil T. (Grandpa Silly) Sillin, 84, passed away Oct. 19 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. Born May 6, 1928, in Stafford County, he was the son of Earl and Lucile Krum Sillin. He graduated from Sterling College and Kansas City Mortuary Arts School. He was a funeral director, and had owned and operated Porter and Sillin Funeral Home in Sterling, Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons, and Sillin Funeral Home in Ordway, Colo. He had owned and operated Four Seasons Flower and Gift Shops in Sterling and Lyons. He operated the Rice County Ambulance from 1960 to 1976. He had served ...

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Whilmetta Marie Horn 1921 - 2012

RUSSELL - Whilmetta Marie Horn, 91, died Oct. 19 at Vintage Place in Russell. Born on Oct. 7, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Russell, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Mary Elizabeth (Milberger) Dumler. She attended Pioneer School and later attended school in Russell, graduating from Russell High School in 1939. A resident of the Russell community, she worked at the Home State Bank in Russell. On Sept. 21, 1947 she married Max P. Horn in Russell. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2001.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jay Louis Kimball 1939 - 2012

Jay Louis Kimball, 73, died Oct. 17 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Jan. 20, 1939, in Larned, he was the son of Jay Grant and Sarah Louise (Postlethwaite) Kimball. In 1957 he graduated from Great Bend High School. On Aug. 20, 1959, he married Linda Laffer in Winfield. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, coming from Carson City, Nev., he worked for Lockheed Martin and Hytek Microsystems as a Microelectronics Engineer.

October 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Alice "Pauline" Myers 1921 - 2012

ROZEL - Alice "Pauline" Myers, 91, left this world on Oct. 18 at her home in Rozel. Born Jan. 16, 1921, at Bristow, Okla., she was the daughter of Samuel Alexander and Maude Gertrude Reinhart Warren; she was one of 13 children. On May 7, 1944, she married Cletice N. Myers at Vinita, Okla. He died on Jan. 27, 1979. She was a resident of Rozel since 1973, moving from Great Bend, where they raised their family. Pauline worked as a cook at the Larned State Hospital from 1970 to 1978. Her hobbies include quilting and gardening. She loved to give ...

October 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gwen L. Sell 1922-2012

LACROSSE--Gwen L. Sell, 89, died Oct. 14 at the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Born Nov. 23, 1922, in Wallace, she was the daughter of Leo W. and Minnie I. (Bitter) Frazier. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a 1940 graduate of La Crosse High School. On July 6,1946, she married Vernon "Sam" Sell in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death March 10, 1994.

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sister Ruth Klein OP 1915 - 2012

Sister Ruth Klein, 97, died Oct. 13, in the Dominican Sisters of Peace Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1915, in Lincoln Neb., as Ruth Rose Klein, Sister Ruth was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Helen Hoffman Klein. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend July 2, 1930, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 17, 1933. She celebrated seventy-five years of religious profession in 2008. Sister Ruth began her ministerial life as a teacher of grades 1 – 4 in 1934, but she will be most remembered for her education and ministry in music ...

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leona M. Leiker 1924 - 2012

LACROSSE - Leona M. Leiker, 88, died Oct. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 20, 1924, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1942 graduate of Bison High School, she was a clerk for the United States Postal Service before her retirement in 1979. On Feb. 6, 1945, she married Ralph J. Leiker at St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2005.

October 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


LeeRoy A. Legleiter 1934 - 2012

LeeRoy A. Legleiter, 78, died Oct. 12 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born July 17, 1934, at Liebenthal, the son of Anton and Genevieve (Schaffer) Legleiter. He married Leota Meier on June 13, 1959, at Hays. A Great Bend resident since 1969, coming from Hays, he was production superintendent for Coronado Oil, retiring in 1999.

October 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Joseph Wiziarde 1960 - 2012

NEWTON - James Joseph Wiziarde, 52, died Oct. 10 at Newton. He was born Aug. 6, 1960, at Great Bend, the son of Dean Edwin and Betty Jean (Popp) Wiziarde.

October 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Duward Whitney 1926-2012

HAVILAND – Duward Leon Whitney, 85, died Oct. 10, 2012 at the Pratt Regional Medical Center.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Emmett Marion Koelsch 1921 - 2012

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Emmett Marion Koelsch, 91, died on Oct. 6, 2012 at his home.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gerald Lee Niedens 1946 - 2012

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Gerald Lee Niedens, 65, Harrisonville, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


William ‘Bill’ T. Volz 1925 - 2012

DODGE CITY - William "Bill" T. Volz, 87, died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Dodge City.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Donald Maynard Beers Jr. 1963 - 2015

Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Loyce ‘MaMaw’ Robinson

DECATUR, Texas - Loyce "MeMaw" Robinson, 94, a seamstress, went to be with our Lord, Aug. 19, 2015 in Decatur.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ronald ‘Ron’ Michel 1948-2015

HUTCHINSON – Ronald "Ron" Leon Michel, 67, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Hospice House.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sr. Tomasa Sigala, OP

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dominican Sister of Peace Tomasa Sigala, OP, 83, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio on July 25, 2015.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wayne Merle Temple 1963 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Wayne Merle Temple, III, 52, died Aug. 6, 2015, in Walworth County, Wis.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Agedia Ann (Leiker) Haselhorst 1927 - 2015

GORHAM - Agedia Ann (Leiker) Haselhorst, 88, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Via Christ Village Care Center in Hays.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie M. Ross, Jr. 1943-2015

GREAT BEND - Charlie M. Ross, Jr, passed away Friday Aug. 21 at the Newton Medical Center, after a long illness.

August 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


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