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 ...
Charlcie May Ogle, 103, died May 26 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 11, 1910 in Harris Township in Fullton County, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Nellie E. (Simpson) Paul. On April 6, 1929. she married Edwin Charles Ogle in Watseka, Ill. He died on Nov. 8, 1969. A Great Bend resident since 1988, she was a clergywoman and pastored in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Washington, Indiana and Texas. She was also Dean of Women at Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas.
ELLSWORTH - Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center in Salina. Born on April 15, 1939, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Owney (Blackie) and Vera (Choitz) Hoopes. Jackie was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth. On July 20, 1958, she married William R. Toman, in Ellsworth. He died July 8, 1991. Along with her husband she co-owned Toman Sales and Service and B & J Oil. She retired after 20 years with Centel Electric.
PAWNEE ROCK - There were few things Maxine Foster prized more than a good homegrown, vine-ripened Kansas tomato, except maybe farm fresh eggs, a good stand of wheat, family around her kitchen table and maybe her two constant companions in later life – pet dogs, Muffy and Gizmo.
KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.
KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.