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Janis L. Coe 1939 - 2016

Janis L. Coe, 77, died Sept. 11, 2016, at her home. Born July 21, 1939, in Harper she was the daughter of Jesse Russell and Mary Olive (Whorton) Brown. She was a 1957 graduate of Harper High School. On July 13, 1959, she married Elmer Leroy Coe at Caldwell. He preceded her in death April 5, 2013. A two year resident of Great Bend, moving there from Otis, she was a homemaker.

September 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lorraine Esther (Bender) Mai 1925 - 2016

RUSSELL - Lorraine Esther (Bender) Mai, 90, passed away Sept. 12, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Dec. 4, 1925, in Russell, she was the daughter of George M. and Marie (Herdt) Bender. She grew up in the Russell area and attended the Bender Hill country school through the eighth grade. She was a graduate of Russell High School and Brown Mackie Business School. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the Walker Air Base. On Feb. 16, 1947, she was united in marriage to Elmer D. Mai at St. John's Lutheran Church in ...

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert E.'Bob' Coldwater 1929 - 2016

CHASE - Robert E. "Bob" Coldwater, 86, died Sept. 13, 2016, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center. Born Nov. 14, 1929 at his parents homestead in rural Chase, he was the son of Walter and Jennie Caldwell Coldwater. In 1950 he graduated from Chase High School. On Nov. 25, 1950, he married Joan Y. Nearhood. She died on Jan. 1, 2013. A lifetime resident of Chase he was the owner and operator of Ace Welding, worked as a backhoe operator and was a farmer.

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Raeann (Vonfeldt) Zorko 1954 - 2016

Raeann (Vonfeldt) Zorko 1954 - 2016

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion Lightfoot 1931 - 2016

Marion Lightfoot passed away Sept. 10, 2016, at his daughter's home in Arkansas City following a battle with kidney disease. Marion was born March 31, 1931, in Hartford, Ohio, to Beulah Lightfoot and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Edgar and Mary Lightfoot, on a farm near LaRue, Ohio. He graduated from high school in a class of 13 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he played varsity football, joined the Air Force ROTC program and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He completed fighter pilot training at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and flew ...

September 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Rheinard Schwartz 1929-2016

CHASE - Rheinard Schwartz, 86, passed away on Sept. 11, 2016 at his home near Chase. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929 to William and Martha (Blasi) Schwartz.

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lois Ann Hazard 1933-2016

TOPEKA - Lois Steadman Hazard, 83, Topeka, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living. Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank and Marie Steadman.

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Esther M. Oberle 1918 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Esther M. Oberle, 98, died Sept. 11, 2016, at Wheatlands Healthcare Center in Kingman. Born March 1, 1918, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Peter and Anna Straub Kimpler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Joseph P. Oberle, in Barton County. He died Nov. 12, 1979. A resident of Kingman since 2000, previously of Bushton and Claflin, she was the former cook for the Holy Name and Bushton schools.

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald D. Folk 1942 - 2016

HOLTON- Ronald Dean Folk, 74, passed away Sept.12, 2016, at Medicalodges Jackson County. Born June 24, 1942, in Lorraine, he was the son of Guy and Sylvia (Klima) Folk. In 1960, he graduated from Holyrood High School. On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Janice Lee Brown in Holyrood. She survives. He attended Emporia State for 1 year and was a member of the football team. He then transferred to Kansas State University graduating in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and later graduated from Wichita State University in 1973 with a Master's Degree in Education ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael Jovanee Carrasco 2007 - 2016

EL PASO, Texas - Michael Jovanee Carrasco, 8, died Sept. 7, 2016, at El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas. Born Oct. 9, 2007 at Great Bend, he was the son of Norberto and Claudia (Torres) Carrasco.

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt 1924 - 2016

GREAT BEND - LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt, age 92, died Sept. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Heizer, the daughter of Paul James and Agnes Viola (Schroeder) Pascoe, Jr. LaVerne married Franklin Dale Reinhardt, O.D., December 25, 1950, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, LaVerne owned and operated Heirloom Creations Quilt Shop. She was a member of Foundry Methodist Church, Gideons International Auxiliary, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout den mother, and enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, woodworking, crocheting, carpentry, and was especially known for her passion for the State of ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Claudie Jean Biles 1928 - 2016

Claudie Jean Biles, 87, died Sept. 9, 2016, at her home in Heizer. She was born Dec. 26, 1928, at Gainsville, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Margie (Harley) Piland. She married Roy M. Biles April 30, 1945, at Great Bend. He died April 21, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1940, coming from Gainsville, Mo., Mrs. Biles was a homemaker and was a former receptionist for Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lawrence R. Knupp 1942 - 2016

LODI, Wis. - Lawrence R. Knupp, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Lodi, Wis. He was born on Sept. 3, 1942, to Roy E. and Juanita Knupp in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1960. Larry married Carol Jean Lathrop, on Sept. 1, 1960, in Ellinwood.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Johnny Asaby Peters 1927 - 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Johnny Asaby Peters, 89, died Aug. 25, 2016, at St. Ann's Home in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born on April 29, 1927. He was a machinist, farmer, a musician and a mechanic.

September 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Ann Henry 1934 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Patricia Ann (Hafeman) Henry died Aug. 23, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Born Jan. 22, 1934, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. and Ann M. Hafeman.

September 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Thomas Ray Bulin 1958 - 2016

TOPEKA - Thomas Ray Bulin, 58, passed away Sept. 17, 2016, at his home.

September 20, 2016 | Raymond Funk | Obituaries


Guadalupe M. Perez Sr. 1940 - 2016

LARNED - Guadalupe M. Perez Sr., 76, passed away Sept. 19, 201,6 at Hutchinson Regional Hospital.

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Rev. Kevin U. Franklin 1954-2016

Rev. Kevin U. Franklin, 62, died Sept. 19, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. He was born April 19, 1954, at Salina, the son ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donald G. Dumler 1939 - 2016

ELLSWORTH - Donald G. Dumler, 77, passed away Sept. 17, 2016, in Ellsworth. Born April 13, 1939, in Great Bend, he was the son of Adolph ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ednetta (Nettie) Springer Gilmore Brown Crotts 1918 - 2016

LIBERAL - Ednetta (Nettie) Springer Gilmore Brown Crotts died, Sept. 9, 2016 at Wheatridge Park Care Center. Born May 26, 1918, in Hoisington she was the ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


O.E. “Brownie” Blanke 1919 -2016

HOLYROOD - O.E. 'Brownie' Blanke, 96, died Sept. 16, 2016, in Beloit. Born Oct. 5, 1919, in Nowata, Okla. he was the son of Edward ...

September 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Knoll 1931 - 2016

DERBY - Barbara Knoll, 85, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at Villa Maria, Mulvane. She was born February 24, 1931. Family will greet friends on ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Johnny Asaby Peters 1927 - 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Memorial services for Johnny Asaby Peters will be held on Sept. 24 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial will be held on at ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Florence M. Walter 1923 - 2016

KINGMAN - Florence Walter died Sept. 15, 2016. She was born on Jan. 15, 1923, in Barton County.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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