BISON - Margaret Louise Edwards, 82, passed away Jan. 11, 2014 at the Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born April 19, 1931, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sara Ware Folsom. In 1949 she married Wayne Deckert in Great Bend. He passed away Oct. 6, 1968. In 1971 she married Everett O.(Peck) Edwards at Bison. He passed away June 3, 2011. A lifetime area resident of both Larned and Bison, she was a farm wife, a bookkeeper at the Bison COOP and the secretary at the Larned Jr. High School.
Russell Stanley Hannigan Sr., 90, died Jan. 11, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Waynoka, Okla., he was the son of Frank E. and Lucy (Whitaker) Hannigan. On Feb. 17, 1943, he married Florence Folger in Hoisington. She died on Oct. 2, 1995. A resident of Great Bend, coming from Hoisington in 1948, he was the owner and operator of Town and Country Mobile Homes and later Hannigan's Antique Autos.
ORCHARD, Neb. - Jonathan Carl Lehmann, 48, died Jan. 9, 2014. Born July 9, 1965, in Papua, New Guinea, he was the son of Arlo and Euleen "Joyce" (Werth) Lehmann. In 1984 he graduated from Claflin High School. He received his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Barton Community College and attended Kansas State University. On June 1, 1991, he married Michelle Nordstrom in Manhattan. To this marriage three children were born, Seth, Ashton, and Shay.
BUNKER HILL - Dorothia Frances Anderson, 100, of Bunker Hill, died Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born on July 27, 1913, in Bunker Hill, the daughter of William and Claudie (Hatton) Moore. She graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She was married to Harley E. Reiss. He died in 1971. She later married William Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1981. She worked as a homemaker, and at one time for many years she worked for the Bunker Hill Grocery Store.
Betty J. Lawson, 86, died Jan. 8 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. She was born Oct. 18, 1927, at Earlsboro, Okla., the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Barker) Malone. She married Jimmy Edward Lawson Sept. 29, 1955, at Seminole, Okla. He died Oct. 2, 2005. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Seminole, Okla., she was a homemaker. She also resided in El Dorado.
DORRANCE - Melvin Edward Meier, 84, of Dorrance, died Jan. 08 at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina. He was born on May 12, 1929, in rural Dorrance. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.