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Florine Meister 1921 - 2014

Florine Meister, 93, died March 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Loretto, she was the daughter of Jacob Joseph and Katie I. (Suppes) Urban. On Nov. 13, 1940, she married Elwyn Koochel at Loretto. He died on March 26, 1978. She then married John P. Meister on Aug. 10, 1985, in Timken. He died on June 25, 2006. A resident of Great Bend since 1985, coming from the farm in Albert, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo and playing in her pitch card clubs.

March 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


George Bergen Jr. 1932 - 2014

George Bergen Jr., 81, died March 19 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 6, 1932, at Washita, Okla., the son of Gerhart and Bertha (Sawatsky) Bergen. He married "Dilly" Emma Faye Salem on Nov. 7, 1964, at Hudson. She died Dec. 30, 2004. A Great Bend resident since 1964, coming from Liberal, he was a baker for Karolee Donut Shop, was a roughneck and mud engineer, worked for Great Bend Packing, and was co-owner of Dilly's Restaurant from 1987 to 2004.

March 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


George Bergen

GREAT BEND – George Bergen, 81, died March 19, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.

March 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert Wallis Allen

MOORSEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Wallis Allen, 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, N.C.

March 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bill J. McKown

GREAT BEND – Bill J. McKown, 58, died March 19, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.

March 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marie Lillian Thomas 1936 - 2014

CLAFLIN - Marie Lillian Thomas, 78, died March 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (Brown) Rigat. She attended grade school and graduated high school in 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a secretary at a corporate law firm in New York until she met and married William P. "Bill" Thomas who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. They were married on Aug. 8, 1954, at Our Lady of Miracles Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. They left New York on ...

March 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Patricia A. Stiles 1923 - 2014

WILSON - Patricia A. Stiles, 90, died Sunday, March 16, in Little River. She was born July 27, 1923.

March 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sister Mary Lawrence Hoffman 1929 - 2014

Sister Mary Lawrence Hoffman, 84, died March 15, at the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born July 13, 1929, in Hays, as Dorothy Ann Hoffman, Sister Mary Lawrence was the daughter of the late Michael William and Margaret Feltis Hoffman. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community on Aug. 15, 1946, and pronounced her first vows June 10, 1949. She celebrated 60 years of religious profession in 2009. Sister Mary Lawrence was a teacher in parochial elementary schools of Kansas all of her ministerial life, most of the years from 1949 to 2000, and was principal of the grade ...

March 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Travis Lee Davis 1975-2014

HOISINGTON - Travis Lee Davis, 38, died Sunday, March 16 at his home in Hoisington. Born July 5, 1975 at Great Bend, he was the son of Mike and Debbie (Littrell) Davis.

March 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Crockett A. “Cap” Proffitt 1948-2014

ELLINWOOD - Crockett A. "Cap" Proffitt, 65, died March 16 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born June 21, 1948 at Sterling, he was the son of Vern Gayle and Jacquelyn Crockett Proffitt.

March 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Debra Gayle Harbert 1963 - 2014

ARNED - Debra Gayle Harbert, 51, died March 14 at her home in Larned. She was born Jan. 17, 1963, in Larned, the daughter of James Edward Sr. and Virginia Lee Woelk Smith. A longtime area resident, she was the co-owner and manager of Guy's Liquor Store. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Larned. On June 20, 1992, she married Guy Harbert in Larned. He survives.

March 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Elverta Marie Yahne Lawrence 1924 - 2014

Elverta Marie Yahne Lawrence, 89, died March 14, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 12, 1924 at Barton County, the daughter of Roy and Lillie (Mische) LeRoy.

March 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Earl Wesley Burroughs 1933 - 2014

AURORA, Colo. - Earl Wesley Burroughs passed away on March 12, in Centennial, Colo. Born on Feb. 9, 1933, in Lyons, he was the son of Merle Burroughs and Ruth Burroughs. On June 7, 1956, he married Betty June Phipps.

March 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Margaret Cooper Blackwood 1932 - 2014

PAWNEE ROCK - Margaret Cooper Blackwood, 81, of Benton, Ark., died March 11. Born June 22, 1932, in Larned, she was the daughter of the late Durward F. and Gladys Holopirek Cooper. Her family moved to Jonesborow, Ark., when she was 14. She attended Mississippi College for Women (the "W") for one year before transferring and graduating from Arkansas State College where she was a member and president of Alpha Gamma Delta. On Aug. 30, 1953, she married the late Thomas W. Blackwood, and in 1964, moved to Benton, Ark. She had a passion and true talent for painting in oils ...

March 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Spencer 1935 - 2014

James Spencer died March 7, 2014.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Judith (Judy) A. Zink Brown

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Judith (Judy) A. Zink Brown of Fort Collins, Colo. passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

June 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John L. Welcher 1956 - 2017

GREAT BEND - John L. Welcher, 60, passed away Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, at his home in Great Bend.

June 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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