GREAT BEND - Arlene Ann Mulford, 58, died Sept. 15, 2011 at her home in Great Bend.
LARNED - Tina Louise Phillips-Marler, 46, passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at her daughter's home in Larned. She was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Sparta, Ill.; the daughter of Stanley Stanko, Charles Sylvester and Judith Ann Carlyle Marler. A Larned resident since 1984, moving from Scott City; she worked in Dietary at the Larned State Hospital and also various restaurants.
MADISON, Conn. - Mary MacArthur died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011, after a long and admirable battle with cancer.
KINGMAN - David L. Govert, 54, died September 14, 2011 at his rural home, Cunningham.
CLAFLIN - David Wayne Stueder, 59, died September 15, 2011 at his residence.
ELLINWOOD - Majorie M. Detmer, 83, died Sept. 14 at Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1928 at Willowdale, the daughter of Andrew Peter Ziegler and Katherine Thimesch Ziegler.
LARNED - Tina Louise Phillips-Marler, 46, passed away Sept. 13 at her daughters home in Larned. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.
CAMDEN, Ark. - Kenneth Dale Eiland, 76, died Sept. 13, while in Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark. Born Aug. 10, 1935 in Gurdon, Ark., he was the son of J.D and Ruby Dale (Ball) Eiland. He attended Camden-Fairview High School. On March 23, 1958 he married Darlene Shultz in Ellinwood. She survives. He was employed in the oilfield both on land and offshore.
HUTCHINSON - Leon Henry Stricker, 81 of Hutchinson, formerly of Milberger, died Sept. 12, at the Reno County Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Jan. 30, 1930 on the family farm near Milberger, he was the son of Henry, Jr. and Martha (Miller) Stricker. He grew up in the Milberger area and graduated from Russell High School. He then attended the Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.
David L. Hays, 76, died Sept. 13 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born June 1, 1935 in Larned, he was the son of William Anderson and Hannah Laura (Daykin) Hays. On July 11, 1959 he married Rosemarie Stamm at Denmark Manor, Penn. She died Aug. 1, 2000. He was a longtime resident of Great Bend, coming from Larned.
Archie Leonard Beller, 103, of Great Bend, died Sept. 13 at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center in Halstead. He was born May 16, 1908, at Athol, to Charles L. and Margaret Rebecca (Comstock) Beller. He married Lavona Besta "Joe" Moore on Nov. 10, 1928, at Phillipsburg. She died March 6, 2002.
GARDEN CITY - Eula Illene Smith, former Copeland and Sublette resident, and for the last year and a half a resident of Homestead Assisted Living, in Garden City, died Sept. 7 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. Born April 5, 1922, in St. John, she was the daughter of Roy and Opal (Williamson) Lowry. On Sept. 10, 1942, she married Elbert C. Smith in Liberal. In 1942, they farmed in the Copeland area and moved to eastern Kansas, then moved back to Copeland in 1974. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1987. She taught at the Sublette Elementary ...
David L. Hays, 76, of Great Bend, died Sept. 13, 2011, at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Patricia L. (Pat) Wiltse passed from this life on June 25 in Everett, Wash. Patricia was born to Charles (Chuck) and Karline (Dyer) Wiltse on Jan. 6, 1940, in Hays. She was raised most of her life in Great Bend.
SALINA - Wayne M. Folsom, 77, of Salina, died Sept. 12, 2011 at his home. He was born March 3, 1934. Christians Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
OLMITZ - Marilou Axman, 84, died Jan. 20, 2015 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 1, 1930, in Odin, she was the daughter of William and Eleanor (Hickel) Linsner. On April 20, 1949, she married Frank W. Axman in Odin. He died on May 17, 1994. A resident of Olmitz since 1949, coming from Odin, she was a retired nurses' aide, working for the Hoisington Hospital.
Joseph John Zecha, 89, died Jan. 21, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1925, in Claflin, he was the son of Emil R. and Mary Theresa (Kinzel) Zecha. A Great Bend resident for the past year and half, living in Denver, Colo. for 50 years, he was an auto mechanic for Montgomery Ward, retiring in 1990. He was a fine example of charity to almost everyone he met, befriending numerous persons in need throughout his life. He was an animal lover, especially dogs.
OLMITZ - Joseph E. Hlavaty, 77, died Jan. 19, 2015, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. He was born Nov. 8, 1937, the son of Erwin J. and Clara Elizabeth (Riedel) Hlavaty. He married Justina Maneth Oct. 6, 1958, at La Crosse. A lifetime Olmitz resident, he was a dairy farmer and stockman and also the postmaster for Olmitz for 25 years.
LA CROSSE - Zaden Phillip Lee Finnigan was delivered and passed on Jan. 18, 2015, at Hays Medical Center.
SALINA - Matilda Pauline "Tillie" Hoth, 98, formally of Holyrood, died Jan. 18, 2015. Born Aug. 30, 1916, in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Kempke) Hoffman.
CLAFLIN - Garry L. Simpson, 60, died Jan 19, 2015, at his home in Claflin. Born July 18, 1954, in Columbia, N.C., he was the son of Howard and Beulah (Stevenson) Simpson. A resident of Claflin since 2002, coming from Roper, N.C., he was a nurse, working for Washington County Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center, and formerly owned and operated Prairie House Flowers and Gifts.
OLMITZ - Joseph "Joe" Hlavaty, 77, died Jan. 19 at Locust Grove Nursing Home, LaCrosse. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas.
Solomon "Sam" Maier, 103, died Jan. 18, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 3, 1911, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Henry Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty Jo Mangum in Lubbock, Texas. She died on Dec. 7, 2000. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, coming from rural Susank, he worked for Producers Gas Company, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, and pheasant, dove and rabbit hunting.
HOISINGTON - Rose Marie Bryant, 73, died Jan. 17, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 7, 1942, in Chase, she was the daughter of George and Georgia (Moore) Bird. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. On Jan. 27, 1961, she married Carl Lee Bryant in Lincoln. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she was employed for 17 1/2 years as a CNA on the night shift at Cheyenne Meadows Nursing Home. She and her husband both shared a love of fishing.
MCPHERSON - Jan Carpenter Sink, 79, wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 16, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born May 12, 1935, McPherson, she was the daughter of Fred D. and Evelyn M. (Sward) Carpenter. In 1953, she graduated from McPherson High School. On Jan. 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Edwin L. Sink, Jr. in McPherson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1999. She had worked for State Farm Insurance and Tri-County Special Education Co-op, both in Independence, before retiring from Commerce Bank in Bonner Springs, and relocating to McPherson. She volunteered at Save N ...
HOISINGTON - Gregory Alan "Greg" Bitter, 55, died Jan. 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born Sept. 6, 1959, he was the son of Harry and Irene (Deutsch) Bitter.
HOLYROOD - Richard E. Johnson, 77, died Jan. 18, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1937, in West Grove, Pa. he was the son of Samuel H. and Blanche A. Johnson. He grew up in Rising Sun, Md. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Grace Wilkens Johnson in Lorraine. She survives. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, having moved from the farm 3 miles east of town, he was a farmer and rancher.
OTIS - Velma V. Stieben, 90, died Jan. 17, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 28, 1924, in rural Galatia, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna M. (Koch) Miller. In 1942, she graduated from Otis Rural High School. On Aug. 29, 1943, she married Lester M. Stieben at Otis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2004. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
William Francis "Bill" Maneth, 81, died Jan. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 13, 1933, at Great Bend, the son of William Leo and Mary Teresa (Mauler) Maneth. He married Kay Ellen Dorfshaffer Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he worked for various retail firms around Great Bend as a counter parts man, retiring from Great Bend Farm Equipment in 1996.
Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, at Oswego, the daughter of Clyde and Evelyn (Claxton) Morain. She was a butcher at Don's Food Mart, Great Bend. Ms. Charles was a long-time Great Bend resident, also residing in McKinney, Texas, and Hutchinson.