KANSAS CITY, MO - Michelle Annette Starkey passed away on Sept. 1, 2013, and is now home with our Lord. She was brought into the world by Hilda Starkey on Sept. 30, 1968. Michelle grew up in the small town of Ellinwood, and graduated in 1986 from EHS. She was currently in the Nursing Program at Brown Mackie College. She resided in Kansas City, Mo.
WICHITA - Judith Ann Hiss, was born on Sept. 22, 1944, in Louisville, Kent., and passed away on Sept. 11 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was the daughter of Warren G. and Lina M. (Higdon) Pitts, and was preceded in death by them.
KANSAS CITY, MO - Patricia L. Pierson, 62, died Sept 12 at her sister's home, Bel Aire. Born Jan. 3, 1951 at Lawrence, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Frances R. (Mills) Fanshier. On Dec. 14, 1974, she married Richard Pierson at Kansas City, Kans. They later divorced. She was a computer programmer for many years prior to starting her own company, Imaginative Designs. Mrs. Pierson was a Kansas City, Mo., resident since 1973 coming from Stafford County. She was a member of Kansas City Chiefs Redcoater, Power Chics Board of Directors, and Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas Women ...
HUDSON - Marcella Ann Minden, 78, died Sept. 12, at her home in Hudson. Born Sept. 2, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of A.O. and Mable E. Pierson Cossey. A resident of Hudson she was a retired secretary for B&W Pantex at Amarillo, Texas. On April 9, 1957, she married O.G. "Pete" Minden in Amarillo, Texas. He died in January 1996.
HOLYROOD - Gladys M. Phelan, 56, passed away Sept. 11 in Hoisington. Born July 25, 1957, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Theodore and Viola (Kuhn) Popp. Gladys spent most of her life living in the Holyrood area. She was a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Great Bend. On June 12, 1982, she married Mark Phelan at Chase. He survives.
ELLINWOOD - Barbara J. Dunn, 77, died Friday Sept. 6, 2013, at her home in Ellinwood. She was born July 24, 1936 at Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Leonard and Louise (Frusher) Stairett. She was a resident of Ellinwood for nine years. On Sept. 26, 1954, she married Thomas Jack Dunn in Jetmore.
HOISINGTON - Virginia Ballard, age 82, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Jan. 26, 1931 at St. Petersburg, Fla. the daughter of Frank Leslie, Sr. and Marilyn Virginia (Young) McEwen.
Roxanna Lee (Finch) Schneider died Aug. 30 at her home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 29, 1953, at Hays, to Robert M. and Betty Jean (Rubendall) Finch. Roxie was a graduate of Hays High School and also had a Fine Arts degree and at one time was an adjunct professor of design at Fort Hays State University. She was an associate, American Society of Interior Designers.
LARNED - Michael Allan Wilkerson, 31, died Sept. 9 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born April 15, 1982, at Larned, he was the son of Alan Wilkerson and Patricia Plotner. A longtime area resident, he worked in the oil field and was a roughnecker. He was of the Christian faith.