NATOMA - Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster, died July 20, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born Dec. 5, 1925, on the family farm in rural Osborne County, she was the daughter of Paul Conrad and Amanda Julie (Eickhoff) Ahrens. She attended Belleville Country School. On Feb. 13, 1946, she married Charles Dean Foster, in Russell. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She later worked at various jobs in local businesses, grocery store cashier, waitress, bank and mortuary custodian.
LARNED - Dr. William Rush Brenner, MD, 98, passed away July 19 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. He was born May 22, 1915, in McCracken, the son of William Albert and Rose Sweeney Brenner of Bazine.
LARNED - Nadine H. Reed, 93, died July 18 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 5, 1920, at Kincaid, she was the daughter of Harry and Bertha Foster. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.
TOPEKA - Stephen Wesley Bell, 62, died July 16 at Midland Hospice. Born Jan. 5, 1951, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elmer "Pete" and Bernice (Harding) Bell. He attended Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English.
HAYS - Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt, 84, died July 16 at the Golden Living Home in Wilson. Born July 1, 1929, in Pfeifer, he was the son of John and Emma (Basgall) Degenhardt. On Sept. 22, 1947, he married Edna Cantwell in Pfeifer. He was the service manager for Hartman Oil for many years.
NESS CITY - Terry Lee Henning, 53, passed away July 14, at the Ness County Hospital in Ness City. Born on Sept. 11, 1959 in Ransom, he was the son of Julius and Melva Rose Weber Henning. On April 27, 1985 he married Joby Wendler in Ness City. She survives. Terry worked in the oil field with CarMac Oil Service until 1987, then began work in the appraisal field. He was a county appraiser for Hodgeman, Rush, and Wilson Counties and was an appraisal consultant with McCully and Associates.