Patricia J. "Patsy" Shepherd, 90, died April 9, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born March 18, 1926, at Oklahoma City, Okla., to John and Katherine Mary (Birbeck) Shepherd. A lifetime Stafford County resident, Miss Shepherd was an Avon Lady and farmer.
Clark LaVern Funk, 57, died April 8, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1959, the son of Raymond Bernard and Lillian R. (Boxberger) Funk. He married Cynthia Marie Schmitt Aug. 13, 1992, at Milberger. He worked in maintenance for Becker Tire and Treading.
Norma Natalie Ruble, 85, died April 6, 2016 at her home in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 18, 1931 at Las Cruces, New Mexico, the daughter of Harry O. and Billie Ruth (Kirtley) Noll and granddaughter of William and Pearl (Charles) Kirtley.
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. - Jack McClain, 91, died March 17, 2016. He was married to June Westervelt. She died in 2008. He began his career as an educator in Chandler, Ariz., and moved to California where he was an art teacher at Redondo Union High School. He retired in 1985.
HOISINGTON - Alyce Chambers, 70, died April 3, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born June 24, 1945 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Harlan "H.D." and Velma (Beck) McMillin. On Aug. 30, 1964, she married Michael Chambers in Hoisington. He survives. A long time Hoisington resident, she also lived six years in Chicago, Ill., moving back to Hoisington in 1974. She was a para for USD 431 for many years, working at Roosevelt, Lincoln, and Hoisington Middle School. From 2008 -2013, she assisted her husband in managing the Club House at Lake Barton Golf Club.
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Danek, 90, died April 3, 2016, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Lawrence, Neb., she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Veronica (Isrik) Musenbrock. On April 19, 1952, She married Joseph Frederick Danek in Lincoln, Neb. He died on Feb. 17, 1992. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from Lincoln, Neb., she was a dietician for Great Bend Day Care Center for 25 years before retirement.
Kathryn "Kathi" Nolte, 55, died March 27, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 31, 1960, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John Gilbert and Carolee (Thompson) Nolte. In 1978 she graduated from Great Bend High School. A lifetime resident of the Great Bend area, she was a homemaker.