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Wayne Edward Thompson 1932 - 2016

TOPEKA - Wayne Edward Thompson, 84, of Topeka, formerly of Otis, passed away on Nov. 9, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born May 23, 1932, son of Carol Sherman (Spide) Thompson and Wilma Lucille (Billie) Selvage Thompson in Udall. His early life was spent in and around the Udall and Atlanta, Kan., area. He graduated from Atlanta High School, Arkansas City Junior College, and Emporia State Teacher's College. He married Arlene Booth on Oct. 10, 1954.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Duayne "Pete" Charles 1926- 2016

Duayne "Pete" Charles, 90, died July 6, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 23, 1926 at Heizer, the son of William E. and Beta (Trauer) Charles. He was employed by Myers Water Well Service, and the Great Bend Fire Department from 1948 to 1968, earning the rank as Captain. Mr. Charles was a lifetime Great Bend resident.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ivan C. Barr 1955 - 2016

GREAT BEND - Ivan C. Barr, 61, passed away early on Nov. 7, 2016, at his home in Great Bend after an extended illness.

November 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shane P. Kern 1967-2016

GREAT BEND - Shane P. Kern, 49, died Nov. 7, 2016, at Great Bend.

November 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Terence L. ‘Big Terry’ Redetzke 1954-2016

HOISINGTON - Terence L. "Big Terry" Redetzke, 62, died Nov. 7, 2016, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City.

November 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Martin Arthur Morgenstern 1914-2016

Martin Arthur Morgenstern, 102, died Nov. 6, 2016, at his home in Great Bend, surrounded by many people who loved him. Born Sept. 6, 1914, on the family farm near Galatia, he was the son of Samuel and Lena (Radke) Morgenstern.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Louise “Dottie” Freeman

WICHITA - Dorothy Louise "Dottie" Freeman, 74, received her eternal reward on Nov. 5, 2016. Dottie spent 24 years as Director of Main Place Youth Teen Challenge Center in Kingman where she and her staff ministered to more than 600 at-risk teenaged girls. She was also a legal guardian to Ms. Ashley Chaffin.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy May Schmitt 1939 - 2016

Dorothy May Schmitt, 77, died Nov. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born June 29, 1939, at LaCrosse, she was the daughter of Dan and Katherine (Herdt) Wagner. She married Vernon Schmitt and they later divorced. A Great Bend resident most of her life, coming from Otis, she was a retired secretary for Sunflower Diversified Services.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Maxine Mae Haddon 1936 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Maxine Mae Haddon, 80, died Nov. 6, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born March 18, 1936, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Scarborough) Batchman. On June 13, 1954, she married Loren Don Haddon at Great Bend. A lifetime Barton County resident, she was a homemaker.

November 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Martha Bender 1918 - 2016

Martha Bender, 98, died Nov. 4, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born Aug. 16, 1918, at Susank, she was the daughter of Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Nov. 14, 1937, she married Louie Bender at Russell. He died Nov. 15, 1969. A Great Bend resident since 1943, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Virginia M. Walters 1920 - 2016

Virginia M. Walters, 96, lifelong Great Bend resident, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Country Place Living in Ellinwood. Born May 27, 1920 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Joseph Roy and Mary Louise "Louisa" (Whitacre) Evans. She graduated from Great Bend High School, where she had been Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she was selected to be Miss Great Bend and competed at the state final Miss Kansas contest in Topeka. She was united in marriage to Cleat Walters on Jan. 29, 1939 in Great Bend.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Claudia Rae Cook 1944 - 2016

Claudia Rae Cook, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 22, 2016. She was in good health at the time of her passing. Claudia Rae was the youngest daughter of Hazel (Standley) and Everett Cook. Born March 22, 1944 in Goodland, she spent much of her early life growing up in Winona. Claudia was born developmentally disabled, but never let such things keep her from having a good day. Claudia's father was the local postman, and the family also owned and ran the local hotel and café in Winona. Claudia spent her childhood assisting in the family business ...

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Theda Howell Rose 1933 - 2016

PRATT - Theda Howell Rose, 83, of Pratt, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. She was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Mullinville, to Clifford and Thelma (Liggett) Howell. She graduated from Mullinville High School and earned a Masters in Special Education from Fort Hays State University. On July 12, 1953, she married Franklin A. Rose at her home in Mullinville. She taught a year at Stafford, then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, for two years, then moved back to the family farm before teaching special education in Great Bend for 20 years, then moved back to Greensburg, until the tornado in 2007 when ...

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


June L. McGreevy

June L. McGreevy, 95, died Nov. 3, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born July 17, 1921, at Lorraine, the daughter of William and Edna (Narey) Murray. She married William Stanley McGreevy Sept. 3, 1946, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 26, 1974. A Great Bend resident since 1941, coming from Lorraine, Mrs. McGreevy was a Registered Nurse at Central Kansas Medical Center for 25 years. She enjoyed playing golf and cards, as well as bowling.

November 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joyce Heinz-Strecker

Joyce M. Heinz-Strecker, 64, died Nov. 2, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 23, 1952, at Dodge City, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Esther (Rohlman) Heinz. On May 6, 1989, she married Dennis Strecker Jr. at Garden City. A Great Bend resident since 1989, coming from Garden City, she worked in customer service at Dillons for 22 years.

November 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Alfred A. Ludlum 1938 - 2016

ROZEL - Alfred A. Ludlum, 78, passed away Nov. 25, 2016, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Jan. 23, 1938, in Moran, he was ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John L. Cain 1946 -2016

YALE, Okla. - John L. Cain, 70, died Nov. 21, 2016. He was born in Hoisington, on July 21, 1946. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joe Junior Espinosa II 1954 - 2016

EUREKA - Joe Junior Espinosa II of Eureka, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his home, at the age of 62.

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Craig A. “Gunny” Janousek 1955 - 2016

LACROSSE - Craig A. "Gunny" Janousek, 60, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. "Gunny" was born on Nov. 29, 1955, in McCook ...

November 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


David (Dave) H. Mackintosh

LARNED - David (Dave) H. Mackintosh, 58, passed away Nov. 21, 2016 at his home, Larned.

November 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Christina D. Klusener 1918 - 2016

Christina D. Klusener, 98, died Nov. 21, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born March 9, 1918, at rural Dubuque, she was ...

November 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty JoAnne (Kilian) Dumler 1927 - 2016

RUSSELL - Betty JoAnne (Kilian) Dumler, 89, died Nov. 18, 2016, at the Stratford Commons memory care facility of Overland Park, surrounded by nine family members ...

November 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Brett Eugene Hamby, 1978-2016

BURDETT - Brett Eugene Hamby, 38, passed away Nov. 21, 2016 near Great Bend.

November 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Earlene Nairn 1932-2016

Earlene Marie (Kiger) Nairn, 84, died Nov. 20, 2016, at Leisure Homestead, St. John. Born June 8, 1932, at Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

November 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


W.H. “Tag” Hendricks 1925 - 2016

W.H. "Tag" Hendricks passed away Nov. 20, 2016, in Salina. Born May 27, 1925, in Raymond he was the son of Roy Emerson Hendricks ...

November 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dennis William White 1942 - 2016

TRIBUNE - Dennis William White, 74, died Nov. 21, 2016, at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune. Born April 25, 1942, at Hays he was the son ...

November 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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