Elaine H. Taylor, 85, died Aug. 30 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born June 20, 1928, at Stafford County, the daughter of Arthur Jacob and Goldie (Gates) Hooper. She was a Great Bend resident most of her life, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1947.
PHILLIPSBURG – Stacy Ann Berends, 36, died Aug. 30, 2013, at Phillipsburg. She was born Dec. 21, 1976, in Kansas City. She was a resident of Hill City and the Philipsburg area for the past 10 years. She was a mother and a homemaker.
GARDEN CITY - Robert G. Rowley, 88, died, Aug. 30 at the High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. He was born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Barton County, the son of Glen and Roberta "Bird" Murdy Rowley. On May 12, 1946, he married Darlene Phillips at Beaver. She died Sept. 6, 1999, in Wichita. A resident of Garden City since 1969, he worked in the oil field as a pumper and he also farmed.
Armella Margaret Bianchino, 92, died Aug. 30 at Villa St. Joseph, Overland Park. She was born Dec. 1, 1920, at Schoenchen, the daughter of Alex and Regina (Gottschalk) Bieker. She married Sal Bianchino Sept. 18, 1945, at Hays. He died April 25, 2012.
William D. "Bill" Mead, 70, died Aug. 30 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 27, 1942, at Coffeyville, the son of Elmer and Aldine (Randel) Mead. He married Evelyn Bristor July 9, 1961, at Great Bend. Bill was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. He had been a Great Bend resident since 2003, coming from Herndon, Va.
HOISINGTON - Mary Anabel Markel Tarlton died Aug. 30, 2013, at the age of 93. Mary was born in Hoisington on Nov. 4, 1919, to Harry Edward and Ada Dundas Markel. She was their seventh child and only daughter. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, Mary lived in the house in which she was born up until last year, when she moved to Wichita for additional care.
Bonnie Leora Evitt, 87, died Aug. 27, 2013, at Sunshine Meadows Nursing Home, Buhler. She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Joplin, Mo. to Clarence and Verda Jeanette Webster Shelton. She was a machinist at Cessna.