KANSAS CITY - Donald E. McCosh, 77, died March 27. Born Nov. 14, 1933 in Traer, he was the son of Earl Francis McCosh and Zelma Fagan McCosh. He was a 1951 graduate of Great Bend High School and then attended Fort Hays State University. After graduating from FHSU in 1955, he enlisted in the United States Army and served for two years in the Intelligence Corps. After his honorable discharge, he continued service in the U.S. Army Reserves until Nov. 28, 1961. In 1953 he married Beverly Ann Brown. They later divorced.
James E. "Pappy" Bell, 82, died April 10 at his home surrounded by his loving family in Great Bend. He was born May 18, 1928, at Peabody, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith June 15, 1952, at Great Bend. He worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He had been a Great Bend resident for 60 years, coming from eastern Kansas. He was a loving husband, father, and brother and could always be found in his garage working on cars. He was an accomplished auto mechanic. He ...
Charles F. "Chuck" Edwards, 96, died April 9 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born Jan. 13, 1915 at Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles Frederick and Mary (Faunce) Edwards. In 1936 he graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a degree in political science. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Garden City, he was retired as vice-president for Central Telephone and Utility. He was an avid golfer and trap shooter. He loved reading, taking a special interest in history and political science.
ELLINWOOD - Eunice E. Harrelson, 75, died April 5 at her home in Independence, La. She was born Feb. 24, 1936, at Tanga Pahoa, La., the daughter of Henry Devoe Spillman and Ada Belle Jenkins. She married Bobbie Glen Harrelson on Nov. 23, 1966, in New Orleans, La. He died July 13, 2010. A resident of Baptist and Independence, La., for the past 16 years, she had also lived in Valley Center, Kan., for 36 years.
Patricia Ann Schmidt, 87, died April 9 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1923, at Syracuse, Kan., she was the daughter of George Francis "Frank" and Alma Madge (Brown) Shirley. On July 26, 1946, she married Eugene G. Schmidt at Syracuse. He died on Feb. 22, 1986. After receiving her education degree from Emporia State University, she taught at Johnson and Syracuse. A resident of Great Bend since 1993, coming from Syracuse, she was a retired librarian for the Hamilton County Public Library in Syracuse. She especially enjoyed traveling, both nationally and internationally, experiencing the world.
ELLINWOOD - Carl George Miller, 86, died April 10 at Woodhaven Care Center in Elllinwood. Born Oct. 22, 1924, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Conrad and Anna Reints Miller. On April 9, 1950, he married Evelyn May Bryant. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a retired farmer.
Nora Jean (Doubek) Shorock, 58, died April 7 at her son's home in Lawrence. Born Feb. 15, 1953, at Pratt, she was the daughter of Van and Ellen (Hamar) Doubek. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1974 from Pittsburg State University. On July 4, 1976, she married Donald Walter Shorock in Pratt. He predeceased her on Dec. 2, 2010. They moved to Great Bend in 1977. After a few years as a teacher, she worked in medical transcription and records for Central Kansas Medical Center and later independently.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Mabel J. Flickinger, 96, of South Hutchinson, died April 9 at Mennonite Manor. She was born June 14, 1914, the daughter of Adam and Margaret Radenberg Disque. She was a homemaker and lifetime caregiver, raising all of her 12 brothers and sisters. She was a life member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Holyrood, and a member of the El Dorado Camping Club.
James E. "Pappy" Bell, 82, died April 10 at his home in Great Bend. He was born May 18, 1928, at Peabody, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith on June 15, 1952, at Great Bend. He worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He had been a Great Bend resident for 60 years, coming from eastern Kansas.
Tyler Charles Armstrong 1993-2011
Anthony William Armstrong 1998-2011
Mary Elizabeth Gunn 1914-2011
Mabel J. Flickinger 1914-2011
Carol K. Thompson 1930 - 2011
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Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.