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Michael K. Preston, 1947-2012

HUTCHINSON -- Michael K. "Big Mike" Preston took to the heavenly highway on July 29. The self-proclaimed "King of the Road" was born on April 11, 1947 in Stafford, Kans., to Edgar T. and Monica [DeBusk] Preston. Mike's formative years were spent in Macksville, Kans., where his one-of-a-kind personality began to take shape. After graduating from Macksville High School in 1965, Mike volunteered to serve four years in the United States Air Force. In 1975 he enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country an additional four years.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruby Ideker

Ruby Ideker, died July 29, 2012 at the McCrite Plaza Retirement Community, Topeka. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ryan Patrick McGinness 1980-2012

LARNED -- Ryan Patrick McGinness, 32, died July 27, at Hays. Born Feb. 1, 1980 in Great Bend, he was the son of James J. Jr. and Sharon Elaine Lloyd May McGinness. A lifetime area resident he was a Rig Operator for Professional Pulling at Hays.He was of the Catholic faith.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gary Ray Muller

ELLINWOOD - Gary Ray Muller, 70, died July 27, 2012.

July 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kenneth 'Kenny’ King 1947-2012

STAFFORD - Kenneth "Kenny" Ross King, 64, died July 27, 2012 at the Pratt Regional Medical Center.

July 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Eston Piland 1928 - 2012

MACKSVILLE - Eston Piland, 83, died July 25 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born Aug. 20, 1928 in Macksville, he was the son of Russell H. and Alta M. (Dykes) Piland. A resident of Great Bend for eleven years, he lived most of his life in Macksville where he was a farmer and stockman and a graduate of Macksville High School. On April 26, 1950, he married Patty R. (Standish) in Hutchinson. She survives of the home.

July 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Abby Louise Trapp Prescott 1989 - 2012

LARNED – Abby Louise Trapp Prescott, 22, died July 25 at Larned. She was born Nov. 6, 1989, at Great Bend, the daughter of Louis and Loretta Torrez Trapp. A 2008 graduate of Larned High School, she was the Outstanding Girl Athlete & Football Homecoming Queen. A lifetime area resident, she was most recently employed by USD 495 as a paraprofessional until her health prevented her from working.

July 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clay Steffen Schmidt 1960 - 2012

PAWNEE ROCK - Clay Steffen Schmidt, 52, died July 24 at his home in Pawnee Rock. Born June 14, 1960 in Larned he was the son of Jarold and Ruth Petersen Schmidt. A lifetime area resident, he sold auto parts at Carquest. On March 26, 1983 he married Crystal Davidson in Larned. She survives.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chester A. Kimble 1917-2012

ELLINWOOD - Chester A. Kimble, 95, died July 24, 2012 at Ellinwood.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Donald Eugene "Gene" Sheets 1928-2012

GREAT BEND – Donald Eugene "Gene" Sheets, 84, died July 25, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Teresa G. Weiser 1917-2012

OVERLAND PARK - Teresa G. Weiser, 94, of Overland Park died July 25, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Anna M. Boor 1913 - 2012

ODIN - Anna M. Boor, 98, died July 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 4, 1913 in Odin, she was the daughter of Joseph V. and Frances M. (Tinkel) Jenisch. On April 23, 1941 she married Nick F. Boor in Odin. He died on June 25, 1998. A lifetime resident of Odin, she was a retired homemaker and farmer.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carolyn Sue Brown 1944 - 2012

LYONS - Carolyn Sue Brown, 68, died July 21 in Great Bend. Born June 1, 1944 in Shidler, Okla. she was the daughter of Homer Walter and Clara (Clapp) Spencer. On June 23, 1961 she married Dearl D. Brown in Lyons. He died on Feb. 11, 2009. A resident of Great Bend for the last five years, formerly of Lyons, she was employed in retail management and was an Army wife.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


James “Jim” Melvin Tucker 1946 - 2012

ST. JOHN - James "Jim" Melvin Tucker, 66, died July 21 at his home in St. John. Born on Feb. 8, 1946 in Stafford, he was the son of Melvin A. and Ellen E. (Branham) Tucker. A life-long resident of St. John, he was an oil field worker and case manager for Rosewood Services in Great Bend. On Sept. 20, 1970, he married Donna M. Blanding at St. John. She survives of the home.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Melven Joseph Herl 1926 - 2012

HAYS - Melven Joseph Herl, 86, of Hays, died July 21 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Born June 21, 1926 in Antonino, he was the son of John J. and Caroline (Klaus) Herl. On June 2, 1947 he married Esther Sauer. She preceded him in death in 1999. He moved to Russell from the Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center in Salina, where he had been for nearly a year. He was the owner of Mel Herl Electric and a partner in Herl Brothers Cars. He was a musician with the Mel Hall Orchestra, was involved in band promotions and enjoyed gardening.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth Michael Kern 1961 - 2016

Kenneth Michael Kern, 54, died April 20, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 19, 1961, in Great Bend, he was the son ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nancy Ann Zeilinger 1948 - 2016

Nancy Ann Zeilinger, 68, died April 20, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1948, and then placed in the Emmanuel ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016

SALINA - Mathilda Hermina Prusa, 93, died April 14, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Viola K. Besthorn

HOLYROOD - Viola K. Besthorn, 94, passed away, April 20, 2016, in Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shelley V. Brooks 1954 - 2016

INDEPENDENCE - Shelley V. Brooks, 62, passed away April 15, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Born March 27, 1954, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Olen M. Munz 1955 - 2016

PRESTON - Olen M. Munz, 61, died April 13, 2016, at Pratt Regional Living Center in Pratt. He was born Jan. 23, 1955, at Great Bend ...

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Mae McVey 1938-2016

DEWEY, OKLA. - Donna Mae McVey, 78, died April 18, 2016 at her home in Dewey, Okla. Born April 14, 1938 at Garden City, she was ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pam I. Marsh 1951-2016

Pam I. Marsh. 64, died April 18, 2016 at home in Great Bend. Born June 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nona ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Jensen 1927 - 2016

TOPEKA - Jean Jensen, 89, formerly of Ellinwood, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the House at Midland Care Hospice. She was born Sept. 7, 1927 ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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