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Ruth L. White 1925 - 2017

Ruth L. White, 91, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 4, 1925, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Arthur A. and Mary Ellen (Keenan) Campbell. On Jan. 11, 1947, she married William A. White at St. John. He died Oct. 10, 2005. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker. Besides being a loving and caring wife and mother, she enjoyed baking, cards, dominoes, marbles, needlework and word search puzzles. She enjoyed having her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around and always made sure to take great care of them when they ...

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pvt. Russel Irvin Birt 1995-2017

Pvt. Russel Irvin Birt, 21, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Rosepine, La. He was born March 10, 1995, at Dalhart, Texas, the son of Kenneth A., Sr. and Donna M. (Mendenhall) Birt. He was a private in the United States Army.

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James S. “Jim” Bowers 1936-2017

James S. "Jim" Bowers, 80, died Jan. 22, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 27, 1936, at Herington, the son of Henry Verle and Estella (Engel) Bowers. He married Sharon Fisher April 26, 1959, at Abilene. A Great Bend resident since 1962, coming from Oberlin, Mr. Bowers was chief engineer for KCKT and KSNC-TV.

January 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


William E. “Bill” Radke 1939 - 2017

HOISINGTON - William E. "Bill" Radke, 77, died Jan. 19, 2017 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born June 17, 1939 at Downs, the son of Paul & Clara (Brack) Radke.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece P. Stejskal 1931 - 2017

TIMKEN - Berniece P. Stejskal, 85, Timken, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Mrs. Stejskal was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Rush Center, the daughter of L. V. and Bertha (Cunningham) Reynolds. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1949 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a dietary aide at Great Bend Manor, Great Bend, for 11 years, and she was an assembly worker for 14 years at the La Crosse Furniture Factory, La Crosse, while working along side her husband on the family farm near Timken.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn J. (Davis) Hawk-Warkentine 1930 - 2017

Marilyn J. (Davis) Hawk-Warkentine, 86, was promoted to her eternal home on Jan. 17, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 18, 1930, at Kinsley, she was the daughter of Leslie S. and Rita L. Sanford Davis. In 1935, she moved to Larned. On Dec. 12, 1946, she married Lewis Junior Hawk at Sterling. Four children were born to this union, Lorrene, Darrell, Marilyn L. and Vicki. She was a devoted wife and stay-at-home mother while her children were young. She worked various jobs while her children were in their high school years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, gardening, and ...

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Steven J. Bloyd 1941-2017

Steven J. Bloyd, 75, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 19, 1941, at Fairbury, Neb., the son of Donald E. and Valentine (Dickerson) Bloyd. He married Judy Hilger July 14, 1964, at Lakin. He was an electrician for ElPaso Corporation.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alvera Ann Tinkel 1924-2017

Alvera Ann Tinkel, 92, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Oct. 14, 1924, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Wess) Melcher. She married Frank Tinkel Jr., June 21, 1948, at Ellinwood. He died Dec. 11, 1985. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Albert, she was a homemaker.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Raymond Lee 'Ray' Hanken 1943 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Raymond Lee "Ray" Hanken, 73, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born June 21, 1943, at Great Bend, the son of Frederick and Alice (Horst) Hanken. Ray married Patricia J. Freeburg July 27, 1963, at Peace Lutheran Church, rural Albert.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jeanine Lunsford 1938-2017

Jeanine Lunsford, 78, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born June 5, 1938, at Enid, Okla., she was the daughter of Frank B. and Audrey Fern (Whitaker) Cluster. On June 9, 1956, she married Larry Dean Lunsford at Great Bend. He died March 14, 2013. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was owner and operator of the Great Bend Dairy Queen. She enjoyed painting and antiquing.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary "Charlene" Hainer 1960-2017

GARFIELD - Mary "Charlene" Hainer, 56, passed away Jan. 17, 2017, at BSA Health System in Amarillo, Texas. Born Sept. 11, 1960, in Larned, she was the daughter of Charles Clement and Mary Louise Hall Lange. On May 20, 1979, she married Jesse Dean Hainer in Larned. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a happy homemaker, beloved and dedicated wife of 37 years. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and crafts, including tatting, crocheting and painting. Throughout the years while traveling with her husband, Jesse, they accumulated an extravagant rock collection from all over the U.S.A.

January 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


L.R. Stoskopf 1939 - 2017

L.R. Stoskopf, 77, died Jan. 17, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 20, 1939 at Hoisington, the son of Roy and Beulah (Colhour) Stoskopf.

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alvera Ann Tinkel 1924 - 2017

Alvera Ann Tinkel, 92, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Oct. 14, 1924, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Wess) Melcher. She married Frank Tinkel, Jr., June 21, 1948, at Ellinwood. He died Dec. 11, 1985. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Albert, Mrs. Tinkel was a homemaker.

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Frances (Brown) Craven 1927 - 2017

LARNED - Mary Frances (Brown) Craven died Jan. 6, 2017, at Diversicare in Larned. Born Sept. 29, 1927, in Hays, she was the daughter of John A. and Dorothy Ruth (Lacey) Brown. She grew up on the family farm just west of Russell. In 1945 she graduated from Russell High School. On April 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arthur Loyd "Red" Craven at Emporia. He died on May 2, 1993. She worked for her husband's plumbing business, answering the phone and taking messages.

January 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leon A. Werth 1935-2017

Leon A. Werth, 81, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. He was born Feb. 10, 1935, at Schoenchen, the son of Adolph and Serbina (Zimmerman) Werth. He married Joan E. Werth Aug. 30, 1955, at Schoenchen. A Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Pratt, Mr. Werth was owner and operator of Leon Werth Plumbing, Heating and Air.

January 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Iris LaVern (Buckbee) Pohlman

Iris LaVern (Buckbee) Pohlman, 84, passed away at her home in Ellinwood on Feb. 18, 2017. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood. Full ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Margaret Julia Smith 1917 - 2017 

CLAFLIN - Margaret Julia Smith (Miller), 99, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Feb. 26, 1917, at Claflin, the daughter ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Babette “Babs” Kinderknecht

CHANDLER, ARIZ. - Babette "Babs" Kinderknecht, age 61, passed away Feb. 10, 2017 surrounded by family in her home in Chandler, Ariz., after a long battle ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eugene Ernest Hallett 1933 - 2017

Eugene Ernest Hallett, 84, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, at Rush Center, the son ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alfred M. Reichuber 1920 - 2017

Alfred M. Reichuber, 96, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 27, 1920, at Odin, the son ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sarah Jean Drescher 1924 - 2017

Sarah Jean Drescher, 92, of Great Bend passed away Feb. 16, 2017. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Campbell ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delbert L. Adams Jr. 1961 - 2017 

Delbert L. Adams Jr. died on Feb. 13, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1961 in Great Bend, the son of ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kevin Lynn Habiger 1972 - 2017

Kevin Lynn Habiger, 44, died unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2017, at Wichita. Born June 27, 1972, at Great Bend, he was the son of Sylvester ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay “Berni” Funk 1953 - 2017

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in rural Otis. Born Oct. 6, 1953, at Ness City, she was ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Edward Guertin 1944 - 2017

BILLINGS, Okla. - Robert Edward Guertin, 72, died Feb. 13, 2017, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1944, in Southbridge, Mass., he was the son of ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Larry Dean Shaw 1955 - 2017

Larry Dean Shaw, 61, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. An avid KU basketball fan and fisherman, Larry loved people, family gatherings, attending yearly ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Dean Dixon 1931 - 2017

Gerald Dean Dixon, 85, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, at Pawnee Rock, the ...

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmo Merritt 1927 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Elmo Merritt, 89, died Feb. 15, 2017, at Pleasant Hills Home, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Gorman, Texas, to Edward and ...

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Jean Schrepel 1950 - 2017

Donna Jean Schrepel, 66, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born June 6, 1950, at Manitowoc, Wis., the daughter ...

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017 at her home in rural Otis.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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