ST. JOHN - Coiny Leon Shelton, 78, died Feb. 10, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Calico Rock, Ark., he was the son of Coiny and Elsie G. (Moser) Shelton. In 1954, he graduated from St. John High School. He married Verda Barker and from that union they had four children, Peggy Guard, Gary Shelton, Vernon Shelton and Kathy Hall. He married Judy Elaine Hathaway on Aug. 14, 1970 in Wichita. She survives of the home. A life-long resident of St. John, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Joseph L. Farris, 64, died Feb. 9 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 26, 1949 in Great Bend, he was the son of Albert and Madeline (Salem) Farris. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he owned and operated ACE Bail Bonding and formerly owned and operated Furniture World.
ELLINWOOD - Beatrice Honomichl, 91, of Ellinwood and formerly of Larned, died Feb. 7, at the Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Osborne County, the daughter of the late Hynek and Anna (Sita) Brant.
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Lt. Colonel Everett Woodrow Steiner, 95, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6 in Hendersonville, N.C. He was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Ellsworth County on the family farm near Black Wolf, to Joseph and Doris (Bisterfeldt) Steiner. He was the first of their six children, four sons and two daughters.
LARNED - Mary Louella Wratil, 103, passed away Feb. 5, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Oct. 17, 1910, in Pawnee County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Lena Unruh. On Oct. 30, 1931, she married Theodore Wratil in Pawnee County. He passed away Oct. 30, 1970. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.