TIMKEN - Angela Rebel, 34, died March 31, 2017. Born Aug. 6, 1982, at Comanche County Hospital, she was the daughter of Jimmy and Patti Bratcher) Shelton. In 2001 she graduated from Barton County Adult Education and then attended Hays School of Cosmetology. On April 19, 2014, she married Jeff Rebel in LaCrosse. She was a CNA-CMA.
SEWARD - Barbara Jean Braddy, age 71, passed away on March 31, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 30, 1945 at Larned, the daughter of Charles M. and Helen W. (Robbins) Baier, Sr. A life-long resident of the Seward area, she was a retired secretary for Fort Larned Federal Parks Service. Her memberships include, Xavier Catholic Church, Altar Society, Seward City Council and Xavier Cemetery Board. Survivors include two sons, Nickolas Braddy, Seattle, Wash., Aaron Braddy (Devon), Hoisington; two brothers, Mick Baier, Jr., Lecompton, William Henry Baier, Bayfield, Colo.; a sister, Sharon Hays (Lonnie), Wellington; two grandchildren, Melody ...
WICHITA - Sheila M. Bieberle, 56, passed away April 3, 2017. Sheila is survived by husband, Roger A. Bieberle; sons, Tyler and Christopher Bieberle; sisters, LeAnn (Virgil) Kuntz, Abilene, Vicky (Brad) Joseph, Oakley, Jacky (Keith) Zerr, Gove, Shirley Haffner, Park, and Raelene (Cory) Miller, Cheney, ; in-laws, Kristen (Brian) Stout, Ellinwood, and Rob (Cynthia) Bieberle, Colby,; 23 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nephews. She was preceded by her parents, Francis X. Heier; Mary M. (Hartman) Heier; and infant brother, Leland F. Heier. For full obituary and service information visit; Resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.
SALINA - Lucille Marie Jarus, 89, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at her home. She was the youngest of six siblings born to Emil and Anna Dimmer Ney, rural Hanston, on March 7, 1928. After graduating from high school and Marymount College, she taught home economics at schools in Kansas City, Mo., Morganville and Wilson. On June 8, 1957, she married Dr. Eugene C. "Bud" Jarus, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson. They settled in Ellsworth.
GREAT BEND - Carol Elaine Hallett, 80, died April 5, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Dec. 27, 1936, at Otis, she was the daughter of Manuel and Marie (Koch) Ochs. She married Eugene Ernest Hallett Sept. 22, 1956, at LaCrosse. He died Feb. 16, 2017. She was a clerk at Fuller Brush Company and was an aide at Lincoln Elementary for 10 years.
ELLINWOOD - Kent A. Knop, 78, passed away on April 3, 2017, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alvin Carl and Mary Gretchen (Isern) Knop. In 1956 he graduated from Ellinwood High School. On Feb. 12, 1961, he married Rose Cregger at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. He was a farmer, rancher, and dairyman from a very young age; later he continued to farm as well as working jobs in the oil field and construction.
Wayne E. Swigart, 84, died April 3, 2017, Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 20, 1932, at Blue Rapids, the son of Nolan and Eunice (Craine) Swigart. He married Wilma Martha Erna "Jean" Schroeder Sept. 21, 1957, at Great Bend. She died June 29, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Blue Rapids, he was a cowboy for Taylor Feeding and was a foreman for the City of Great Bend Parks Department.
HUTCHINSON - Cheryl Cecilia Smith, 73, died March 31, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 17, 1943, at Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Celina (Desmarteau) and Donald Jurgensen and James Merlin Smith. She was employed by Black Angus Steak Ranch for more than 20 years. She was known as the tiny lady who drove her 4-wheeled scooter around town.
Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. Born May 13, 1933, at Victoria, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. Marvin married Betty Lou Kronewitter Feb. 4, 1956, at Schoenchen. She died Jan. 21, 2012. He was a Great Bend resident since 1959, coming from Hays.
SYLVIA - Walter James McCormick, 85, died March 31, 2017, at his home in Sylvia. Born July 5, 1931, at Columbus, he was the son of Harry and Mabel Bennett McCormick. On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Helen Pittman at Yuma, Ariz. She died Oct. 18, 2015. He was a machinist for Lockheed in San Diego, Calif., and for Cessna in Hutchinson. He worked as a mechanic for Sam Beltz in Stafford and Halls Welding in Sylvia. He also worked for numerous farmers in the local area. He was a volunteer with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years.
LARNED - Forest Cee Cephus, 65, passed away April 1, 2017, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Smithville, Texas, he was the son of Jonah and Ruth Harris Cephus. On Jan. 26, 1990, he married Lois Shepherd in Dodge City. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was the director of the drug and alcohol addiction program at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
HOLYROOD - Bobby Jim Langston, 83, passed Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home in Holyrood. He was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Elsey, Mo., to the Rev. James and Mabel (Miller) Langston. He married Ellen Fortner on July 2, 1955, in Holyrood. In his earlier years, Bobby worked in the oil field as a roustabout doing some drilling, pumping, and other work. After leaving the oil field he became the manager for Doonan Farms at their farm south of Ellinwood. He then owned the Conoco station in Holyrood from which he retired.