ELLINWOOD - Melvin L. Krom, 83, died June 6 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born March 24, 1930 in Galatia, he was the son of Conrad H. and Nima Schafer Krom. On Nov. 6, 1953 he married Bessie Weber in Galatia. They later divorced. A resident of Great Bend, formerly longtime Ellinwood resident, he worked as an oil field supervisor for Stevens Well Service and maintenance supervisor for Grove Park Golf Course in Ellinwood.
LARNED - Amy K. Zielke, 68, died June 6, 2013 at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Dec. 12, 1944 at Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Alice Wallace Weller. A lifetime area resident, she was an office assistant for the Department of Corrections.
Carlos Salvador Torres Reyes, 23, died June 6 at his home in Great Bend. Born June 7, 1989 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was the son of Salvador and Luz Elena (Reyes) Torres. A resident of Great Bend since 2000, coming from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was an assembly line worker.
Jane Anne (Fisher) Engleman, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrence, June 6, 2013. She was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Wichita Falls, Texas, daughter of William L. and Valeria Belle (Astin) Fisher. She married the love of her life, Dale Engleman on Nov. 21, 1944 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Oct. 17, 2005.
MINNESOTT BEACH, N.C. - Judy Mershon Huber Wolfenbarger, 77, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away June 4. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of Andrew B. and Dorothy Mershon Huber. Her family moved to Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1942. An accomplished pianist, guitar player and percussionist for Mt. Carroll High School, music was an important part of her life. Her quick wit and love of ironic humor lasted throughout her lifetime.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area.
PAONIA, Colo. - Sonja Karen Swanson-O'Connor, 71, passed away May 31, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Feb. 3, 1942 in Paonia, Colo., she was the daughter of Henry R. and Martha Ellen (Hallar). She married Maurice Guy O'Connor. They moved to Montana where they made their home in the Lolo Creek Valley for the next 25 years where she raised her family, later divorcing in 1985.