Betty Lou Reed, 74, died June 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1938, at Great Bend, the daughter of Carl and Thelma (Morris) Whaley. She married Mills Reed on Oct. 7, 1956, at Mount Pleasant Church in Stafford County. He died July 16, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1995, coming from Stafford County, she was a homemaker and RSVP volunteer and bus driver.
BURDETT - George L. Wiedemann, 73, died June 21, at the Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita. He was born Nov. 7, 1939, at Burdett, the son of Fred G. and Laura Wiedemann. On June 4, 1965, he married Dolores Y. Holt at Woodbury, Tenn. She died July 23, 2010. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/rancher.
DORRANCE - Lillian A. Lawrence, 76, died June 16 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born April 17, 1937, at Russell, the daughter of Bertha Bahls and Robert S. Bricker. She married John L. Lawrence on April 2, 1955, at Lucas. A lifetime resident of the Dorrance area, she was a homemaker.
LAMAR Colo. - Rena Viva Willard, 85, was born Aug. 6, 1927 in Belvidere. She died on June 18, at Juniper Village in Lamar, Colo. Funeral arrangements are by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Colo.
WAMEGO - Patricia Ann "Pat" Breitkreutz, 77, passed away June 17 at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. She was born Oct. 27, 1935, at Great Bend, the daughter of William and Vernie Banks Murphy. She attended Great Bend schools.
NESS CITY - Marie Frances Erb, 86, passed away at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas,near her daughter's home. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Toronto, she was the daughter of Curtis and Frances Reynard Williams, Sr. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, she was a school teacher, teaching in Woodson and Ness County schools. On June 1, 1950 she married Earl P. Erb in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2009.
TOPEKA - Dolores Kufahl, 89, passed away June 17th. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Wheaton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Brunkow) Teske. On Jan. 5, 1944, she married Verle Kufahl at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
Lillian Josephine Pryor, 105, died June 17, at Deseret Care Center in Pratt. Born July 28, 1907 at West Salem, Wisc. she was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Weingarten) Seeger. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Leonard Campbell Pryor in St. John. He preceded her in death in August 1979.
Georgia J. Crosley, 75, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 15, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend. Georgia was born on June 1, 1938 at Mountain View, Ark. to Harvey Andrew and Tolva Leona (Finch) Chatman, and had been a resident of Great Bend since 1992. In addition to being a homemaker, she provided in-home caregiver services for the past ten years to a number of individuals.
LA CYGNE - Kay George, 66, passed away June 12 at her home. Born on Dec. 4, 1946 in Parsons, she was the daughter of William and Ava Kinne George. Kay graduated from Emporia State Teachers College receiving her Masters in Mathematics. She taught briefly in Alma before moving to La Cygne where she taught for 32 years at the Prairie View High School, teaching math and computers. She was also a cheerleader sponsor, Senior Class sponsor, and served as a school board member for USD 362.