MINNESOTT BEACH, N.C. - Judy Mershon Huber Wolfenbarger, 77, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away June 4. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of Andrew B. and Dorothy Mershon Huber. Her family moved to Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1942. An accomplished pianist, guitar player and percussionist for Mt. Carroll High School, music was an important part of her life. Her quick wit and love of ironic humor lasted throughout her lifetime.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area.
PAONIA, Colo. - Sonja Karen Swanson-O'Connor, 71, passed away May 31, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Feb. 3, 1942 in Paonia, Colo., she was the daughter of Henry R. and Martha Ellen (Hallar). She married Maurice Guy O'Connor. They moved to Montana where they made their home in the Lolo Creek Valley for the next 25 years where she raised her family, later divorcing in 1985.
WILSON - Leonard G. Steinle, 83, died May 28 at Russell. He was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Russell County, the son of Elma Herber and Jacob N. Steinle. He married Joann M. Peterka. A lifetime resident of the area, he was a farmer/stockman.
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - Carol Gordon Yoke, 56, died unexpectedly in her sleep in her home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. on May 7th. Carol was born on Nov. 4, 1956 in Great Bend to Tom and Nona Gordon. She attended school in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1974. She graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1978. In 1982 she married Richard Yoke in Denver, Colo. She was a loving mother to Preston, Mackenzie and Logan. She defined the term "soccer mom," taking them to practice and games all over the country. She worked in the ...