ELLINWOOD - DeLoise Batchman Elliot, 83, died Jan. 30 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Fred Batchman and Katie Irene Herter. On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Claude William Elliot in Ellinwood. He died on March 13, 2012. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife and provided nursery care.
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Berchek Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989, she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
WINDOM - James Jonathan (Jim) Teeter, 44, of Windom die on Jan. 24 in rural McPherson. Born on Aug. 16, 1968 in Lindsborg, he was the son of Billie J. (Buffington) and James A. Teeter. He attended the Marquette grade schools and Marquette High school and graduated from Little River High School in 1986. He then attended Fort Hays State University. On Sept. 12, 1992 he was united in marriage to Jo Davenport in Great Bend. He was employed by Wear Tech in shipping and receiving in McPherson.
DeleteHOISINGTON - Louise M. Lehning, 92, died Jan. 26 at Logan Manor in Logan. Born July 28, 1920 in Sedalia, Mo. she was the daughter of Luther Roscoe and Mary Elizabeth (Phillips) Marcum. On June 30, 1948 she married Jonathan Lehning in Susank. He died on April 4, 1989. Louise worked for many years at the Town and Country grocery store in Hoisington. She also managed the Peter Pan Ice Cream Store in Hoisington, later working for Fuller Brush in Great Bend, from which she retired.
WICHITA - Pierre "Perry" Reed DeYoe, 83, died Jan. 26 at Lake Point Nursing Home in Wichita. Born April 29, 1929 in Wichita, he was the son of Garland and Thelma (Harrison) DeYoe. On June 5, 1949 he married Evelyn Gasswint in Wellington. He was a Parts Manager for Several Different Trucking Companies in Kansas.
ELLINWOOD - Marjorie M. "Margie" Long, 92, died Jan. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Feb. 11, 1920 in Barton County, she was the daughter of August and Pruella Hager Christiansen. She was a 1938 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On Sept. 21, 1937, she married Frederick Long in Hutchinson. He died on Aug. 20, 1999. A resident of Ellinwood all of her life, she was a homemaker.
EDMOND, Okla. - Michael James Smith, 66, of Edmond, Okla. passed away on Jan. 25. Born on Aug. 11, 1946 in Great Bend, he was the son of Steve and Gwendolyn Smith. On Aug. 18, 1967 he married Donna Saint. She died on Jan. 8, 2012. They had two children, David and Matthew. He was employed for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla. as a contract editor and writer.
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989 she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
DODGE CITY – Billy Collins, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 24, 1938 at Welfare Island, New York. On Oct. 10, 1944 he was adopted by Anthony and Delia Dunnigan Collins. A Dodge City resident since 1988, moving from Ellinwood, he was a truck driver for Chaffin, Inc. in Dodge City, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States Air Force.