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Charles M. Wonsetler 1930 - 2015

LARNED - Charles M. Wonsetler, 85, died Aug. 6, 2015, at his residence in Larned. He was born March 8, 1930, in Larned, the son of Charles H. "Sam" and Clara VanDanacker Wonsetler. On May 26, 1954, he married Josephine "Jo" Mooney at Larned. She died Oct. 8, 2004. A lifetime area resident, he was a production manager for Doerr Metal.

August 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marvel ‘Nanny’ Wooley 1931 - 2015

CHASE - Marvel "Nanny" Wooley, 83, died Aug. 4, 2015, at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Beaver County, Okla., she was the daughter of William L. and Edna B. Haskell Young. In 1949, she graduated from Ashland High School. On Jan. 22, 1954, she married Vincent "Benny" Wooley in Sterling. He died on July 16, 1998. A resident of Chase since 1952, formerly of Ashland, she was a homemaker.

August 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alan E. Bartholomew 1946-2015

Alan E. Bartholomew, 69, of Stotts City, Mo., died July 27, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1946, at Great Bend, the son of Earl and Mary Slankard Bartholomew. He grew up and went to school in Great Bend. Following graduation from Great Bend High School, he attended Pittsburg State in Pittsburg. While there he met Linda Blancet. They were married on June 4, 1967, in Benedict. She passed away on Feb. 20, 1995.

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Marnie Keith Thaete 1939 - 2015

WICHITA - Marnie Keith Thaete, 75, of Wichita, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Sylvan Grove, he was the son of Armin G. H. and Elta Irene (Frey) Thaete. On June 1, 1971, Marnie and Marilyn Geesling were united in marriage in Holton. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage before her passing in 1997. Marnie was blessed to find love again and married Geri Adkins on Sept. 1, 2001, in Wellington. The two were privileged with nearly 14 years of marriage. Marnie received his master's degree in education and made ...

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Lee Herl 1937 - 2015

SALINA - Donald Lee Herl, 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the care of his loving wife and family. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Hays, the son of Jacob and Leona (Dingus) Herl. On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Henrietta Huser at St Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Lee Douglas 1937 - 2015

LYONS - Jimmy Lee Douglas died on Aug. 2, 2015 in Lyons. He was born on May 1, 1937, in Sheridan, Ark.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. “Bill” Frenzl 1932 - 2015

William E. "Bill" Frenzl, 83, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Odin, he was the son of Hugo and Matilda (Hoeffner) Frenzl. On Nov. 10, 1954, he married Mary Ann Hickel at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She died on Oct. 20, 2005. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a farmer, carpenter, and a maintenance supervisor for Ref-Chem. Corp. Bushton Plant, retiring in 1997.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Emelia Germaine Wetig 1924-2015

Emelia Germaine Wetig, 91, died Aug. 3, 2015, at her son's home in Great Bend. Born May 1, 1924 at Raimes, France, she was the daughter of Emile and Henriette (Vairon) Lesne.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


John “Pat” Patrick Keeley 1924-2015

LARNED - John "Pat" Patrick Keeley, 90, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Larned, he was the son of James Edward and Leeta McConnaughhay Keeley. A lifetime area resident, he was a police officer and State Parole Officer, after serving in combat during WWII as a paratrooper in the Army.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Mary Lee (Washington) Reed 1923 - 2015

Mary Lee Reed, 91, died on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, at her home. Born on Dec. 31, 1923, in McGhee, Ark., she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Etta (Adams) Moffit Washington. On Dec. 7, 1941, she was united in marriage to Abe Reed Sr. in Snow Lake, Ark. He died on Jan. 23, 1988. The family moved to Great Bend in 1946, where she was a long-time resident. She lovingly raised 14 children and helped raise many others. In addition to being a homemaker she worked at various house-keeping positions. In past years she worked as a ...

July 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Eugene Kuhn 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 82, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Hoisington.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita C. Landrum 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Juanita C. Landrum, 79, died on July 25, 2015, at the McPherson Hospital. She was born on Sept. 11, 1935.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eudale Brack 1926 - 2015

OTIS - Eudale Brack, 88, died July 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Alva, Okla. he was the son of Herman E. and Alma A. (Brack) Brack. On Sept. 12, 1945, he married Magdalene T. Tuzicka at Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. She past away on Dec. 19, 2012. A lifetime Otis resident, he served as Mayor of Otis from 1963 to 1995, while working as a carpenter, farmer, and operating the Otis Cafe with his wife from 1964 to 1997. In May 2001, he received his high school diploma from Otis High ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace (Wilkens) Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away on July 25, 2015, at her home in Holyrood. Born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Kruse) Wilkens. On Aug. 30, 1958, Grace married Richard E. Johnson. He preceded her in death. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, moving from the farm three miles east of town, she was a housewife. She worked part-time at Quivira Heights Jr. High School in the computer lab.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Steven J. Thomas 1957 - 2015

Steven J. Thomas, 58, passed away at his home in Great Bend on July 24, 2015. Steve was born on July 1, 1957, at Hutchinson, to Glen L. and Patty L. (Herndon) Thomas. He grew up in Lebanon, Kansas, and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1975. In 1976 he moved to Great Bend and attended Barton County Community College, where he obtained an Associate of Science degree.

July 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Randall Lugene “Randy” Ritter 1953 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Randall Lugene "Randy" Ritter, 62, died Aug. 13, 2015, at his mother's home in Great Bend. Born June 6, 1953, in Hoisington, he ...

August 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Rita Klug 1942 - 2015

ODIN - Rita Klug, 73, passed away on Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her husband and family, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3 ...

August 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Randell "Randy" Ritter

Randall "Randy" Ritter, 62, died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 13. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend

August 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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