Jon A. Kubitscheck, 57, died Dec. 26, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1958, at Liberal, the son of Joseph L. and Viola Mae (Weigel) Kubitscheck. A Great Bend resident since the mid '90s, coming from Minturn, Colo., Jon was a mechanic by trade and worked in the construction industry.
HOISINGTON - Funeral services for Robert E. Ray, 88, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Services had been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Sterling Community Cemetery in Sterling. Services are now pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
PAWNEE ROCK - Due to weather, memorial graveside for Milton L. Rice has been moved to 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at the Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Minnis Chapel, St. John in charge if arrangements.
Arlene Helen Miles, 100, died Nov. 6, 2015, at Life Care Center in Farmington, N.M. Born Jan. 13, 1915, in Breese, Ill., she was the daughter of Carl and Stella Gerfen. Arlene graduated from high school in Carlyle, Ill., and from a business college in St. Louis, Mo. On Apr. 26, 1943, she married Hugh S. Miles. The couple lived in Norfolk, Va., Olney, Ill., Ardmore, Okla., and from 1968 to 2003, in Great Bend. In 2003, she moved to Farmington to be with family. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, and had a passion for gardening.
LA CROSSE - Dennis R. Schuckman, 72, La Crosse, died Dec. 21, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Liebenthal, the son of Rudolph H. and JoAnn (Basgall) Schuckman. On July 2, 1962, he married Dorothy (Dotti) E. Teater at St. Michael's Catholic Church, La Crosse. He was a lifetime resident of Rush County.
PAWNEE ROCK - Milton LeRoy Rice, 80, passed away Dec. 19, 2015, at Hays. Born on Feb. 28, 1935, in rural Hudson, he was the son of Albert L. and Edna (Mettscher) Rice. On May 18, 1957, he married Merita F. Delker in Great Bend. She survives. A resident of Pawnee Rock since 1967, he was an X-ray ASME code welder from 1956-1987.
HOISINGTON - Robert E. Ray, 88, died Dec. 20, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 17, 1927, in Wichita, he was the son of Ralph E. and Thelma (Frakes) Ray. In 1948, he married Wanda L. Williams. They later divorced. He then married Judy K. Nickels on Dec. 31, 1969, in Sterling.
ELLINWOOD - Betty J. Loewen, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Ellinwood on Dec. 22, 2015. A memorial service is pending and will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Betty J. Loewen memorial fund in care of Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood.