Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.
Ingrid D. Trinka, 67, died Feb. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1947, at Hillsboro, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrl Berg.
HUTCHINSON - Betty L. Nairn, 84, died Feb. 17, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - Frieda L. Callaway, 92, died Feb. 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born Feb. 15, 1922, at Galatia, she was the daughter of David and Marie (Reichert) Herbel. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker. On Sept. 25, 1942, she married David "Cab" Callaway. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1970. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and spending time with her family.
ELLINWOOD - Janice Louise Wolfkill, 63, died Feb. 15 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1951, at Hays, she was the daughter of Eugene and Thecla (Graf) Hammersmith. An Ellinwood resident since 1977, she was a secretary at HI-LA Engine and manager of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
LARNED - Grace Lucille Baugher, 101, died Feb. 16 at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 19, 1912, at Burdett, she was the daughter of John Ora and Ida Bauer Line. A lifetime area resident, she was a cook for USD 495 and she loaded 20 mm shells during the war. She also loved to dance and play cards. On Nov. 23, 1931, she married Dillwyn Shay Baugher in Dodge City. He passed away Sept. 13, 1981.
HOISINGTON - Frieda L. Callaway, 92, died Feb. 17, at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Galatia, she was the daughter of David and Marie (Reichert) Herbel. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker. On Sept. 25, 1942, she married David "Cab" Callaway. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1970. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and spending time with her family.
LARNED - Grace Lucille Baugher, 101, died Feb. 16, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 19, 1912 in Burdett, she was the daughter of John Ora and Ida Bauer Line. A lifetime area resident, she was a cook for USD 495 and she loaded 20mm shells during the war. She also loved to dance and play cards. On Nov. 23, 1931, she married Dillwyn Shay Baugher in Dodge City. He passed away September 13, 1981.
Rosaline Herren, 79, died on Feb. 15 at home in Great Bend. She was born July 26, 1934 at La Crosse, the daughter of Wendelin and Dorothy (Herl) Herrman.
LARNED/WICHITA - J.E. "Jim" Throckmorton died on Feb. 12 at Reflection Living Homes in Wichita. Jim was born in Garner,Texas on Dec. 25, 1921 to Ed and Stella Keiner Throckmorton. He graduated from Sam Norwood, Texas in 1938. He attended barber school in Austin, Texas and later became a barber in the U. S. Navy in Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. He later became an employee of Western Union and worked as a teleprinter through out Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
BENKELMAN, Neb. - Ernestine Elaine (Little) Smith, 89, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, at her home in Benkelman.
Leo A. Bender Sr., 71, died Feb. 13 at Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1942 in Fort Collins, Colo., he was the son of Leo and Lydia (Greenwald) Bender. On April 4, 1970 he married Elizabeth "Betty" Schmitt in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for 43 years, coming from Russell, he was a unit driver for a well servicing company for 30 years and then worked in housekeeping at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center for 10 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing.
GREAT BEND - John Edwin Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Richard Thier, 75, died March 4, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
HOISINGTON - Lorene C. Horton, 86, died March 5, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
WILSON - Michael Lee Stevenson, 66, died March 3 at his home in Wilson. He was born Aug. 11, 1947 in Great Bend to Harold and Helen (Read) Stevenson.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Kenneth E. Kaiser, 91, passed away Jan. 13, in Crete, Neb. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Shaffer, the son of John and Rachel (Hanhardt) Kaiser.
HOISINGTON -Merle Steiner, 81, of Hoisington died Monday, March 3 at Golden Living Center in Wakefield. He was born Nov. 14, 1932 at Odin, the son of Louis and Lenora (Ummel) Steiner.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
LINCOLN - James William Grandy, 63, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on March 1, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of the late Iva Mae (Vesper) and Harold Lee Grandy.
Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Neuell G. Nicolet, 91, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Feb. 27 in Augusta. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of the late Ed and Inez (Gaunt) Nicolet. In 1941, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a retired farmer.
John E. Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born May 16, 1927, in Russell County, he was the son of Marion B. and Edith I. (Ross) Weeks. On March 20, 1949 Orval married Virginia L. Campbell in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2005.
ELLIS - Eileen B. Wittman, 86, died Feb. 25 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Born June 27, 1927, in Ellis, she was the daughter of George and Bernice (Coleman) Matteson. She attended school in Ellis, graduating from Ellis High School in 1945. She also attended Colorado Women's College in Denver for one year. On Nov. 7, 1948, she married Lawrence Wittman. He died on March 26, 2009. A resident Great Bend from 1973 to 1977, residing in Ellis most of her life, she was employed in the Ellis drugstores, as a dental assistant for Dr. Davis, as librarian ...
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.