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Franklin F. Ricker, 1926-2017

CHASE - Franklin F. Ricker, 90, passed away at Sterling Presbyterian Manor March 6, 2017.

March 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Ronald Lee Zahnter 1955 - 2017

Ronald Lee Zahnter, 61, passed away on March 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 8, 1955, at Syracuse, he was the son of James Alvin and Irene Margaret (Hanson) Zahnter. He grew up around Syracuse and was formerly employed as an auto and diesel mechanic at Oren Florence's Conoco Station in Syracuse, by Hurly Chevrolet in Goodland, and the John Deere Implement Dealer in Kiowa. He was united in marriage to Leann Railsback in 1973 and the couple later divorced in 1996. He had been a resident of Great Bend for the past two years. Ron ...

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmer F. Huslig 1935 - 2017

WICHITA - Elmer F. Huslig, 81, passed away March 5, 2017, in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1935, at Fowler, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Boor) Huslig. Elmer lived in Great Bend until he moved to Wichita in 2002. He worked for Great Bend Candy and Tobacco as well as Great Bend Music as a sales associate. His passion for music was exhibited as a drummer, playing in several bands.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Keith D. Foskett 1962 - 2017

LORRAINE - Keith D. Foskett, 54, passed away at his home on March 5, 2017. Born March 6, 1962, in Great Bend, he was the son of Harlan E. and Goldie (Foiles) Foskett. In 1992, he married Rhonda Sue Barnhill. She survives him. He worked as an auto mechanic, well pumper, and roustabout handyman.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ellinwood. Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home (parsonsfh.com) is handling arrangements.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frances “Wilma” French 1918 - 2017

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Frances "Wilma" French, 98, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, in Lewisville, Texas. Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Hamilton, she was the eldest daughter of Thomas C. and Edith M. (Churchman) Adsmond. She was a long-time resident of Great Bend and an elementary educator of more than 50 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher 1928 - 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Former Great Bend resident C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher, 88, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville, Ark. after a short illness. Cliff was born on June 21, 1928, in Lyons. He served on various community boards, the Great Bend City Council and retired as president of Colonial Savings and Loan. He and his wife Patsy (Burt) Schumacher moved to Bella Vista, Ark. where they enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending winters at their desert home in Borrego Springs, CA.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ron Cornett 1941 - 2017

HENNESSEY, Okla. - Ron Cornett, 75, died Dec. 27, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Enid, Okla. Born Feb. 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of C.F. and Maxine Polk Cornett. He attended Prairie Center School in rural Hoisington and Claflin and Winfield public schools. In 1959, he graduated from Claflin High School. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield. On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Mary Beth Kilgariff in Enid, Okla. He worked for various oil related companies in Winfield and Hennessey Okla. and was an over the road truck driver for 10 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jim (J.D.) Cameron 1939 - 2017

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Jim (J.D.) Cameron, 77, died on Feb. 26, 2017. Born July 13, 1939, in Bellville, he was the son of Loraine and Stedman Cameron. In 1997, he moved to Alamogordo, N.M., coming from Kansas after retiring from UPS. Jim was an avid golfer, so the weather here gave him the opportunity to play gold year around (his dream comes true). His love for golf was so big, he worked as a grounds keeper at the Country Club golf course in Kansas, the Lodge golf course in Cloudcroft, N.M. and Desert Lakes here in Alamogordo ...

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sarina L. Johnson 1962 - 2017

SALINA - Sarina L. Johnson, 54, died Feb. 26, 2017, in Salina. Services are pending with Ryan Mortuary in Salina.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert A. “Bob” Parrish 1927-2017

Robert A. "Bob" Parrish, 89, died March 2, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born March 3, 1927, at Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of George Elbert and Leta Faye (Dodson) Parrish. He married Mary Belle "Polly" Pollock Sept. 1, 1949, at Kansas City, Mo. She died April 21, 2005. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was owner and operator of Parrish Motors, the Dodge automobile agency. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wesson Ray Link 2016 - 2017

LYONS - Wesson Ray Link, 2 months, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Dec. 12, 2016, at Kansas City, Mo., he was the son Gavan R. and Leslie A. Steffan Link.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carley M. Day 1934 - 2017

Carley M. Day, 82, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born April 4, 1934, at Prague, Okla., the daughter of Charles E. and Helen (Coleman) Smith. She married Edwin Harold Day June 20, 1952, at Prague, Okla. He died Aug. 9, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Day was the long-time manager of Howard's Apparel.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou Ferrell 1925 - 2017

Betty Lou Ferrell, 91, died March 1, 2017, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Born Sept. 22, 1925, at Garden City, she was the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Olive (Douglas) Webb. On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Ronell Bombardier. He died Aug. 29, 1971. She married LaVerne Townsend on Sept. 13, 1974. He died June 25, 1977. She then married A.J. Ferrell on June 23, 1985. He died Nov. 28, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1950, moving from Garden City, also residing in Albuquerque, N.M., and Elizabethton, Tenn., she had worked as an ...

March 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Maurice Lee Dohrman 1937 - 2017

BUSHTON - Maurice Lee Dohrman, 79, passed away Feb. 28, 2017. Born Sept. 3, 1937, in Great Bend, he was the son of Viola Ann (Habiger) and William C. Dohrman. On May 29, 195, he married Betty Schroeder at Holy Name Catholic Church in Bushton. He was a pork producer and a farmer.

March 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Kristin Jean Weis 1947 - 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas - Kristin Jean Weis, 70, passed away April 14, 2017. Born Jan. 24, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa she was the daughter of Don ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925-2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek 1931-2017

LA CROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek, 85, died April 18, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Timken, he ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Katherine Jean Bean Thacker 1972 - 2017

RUSSELL - Katherine Jean Bean Thacker, 44, passed away April 17, 2017 at her residence in Russell, after a year long battle with cancer. Born May ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean “Porky” Holopir

LACROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek passed away April 18, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie 1941 - 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie died peacefully in Pensacola, Fla., on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of her three daughters ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Laura ‘Lou’ Sparkman 1924 - 2017

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Laura "Lou" Sparkman, 92, beloved wife, mom, and teacher, died April 14, 2017, of natural causes at the Mennonite Friendship Community in South ...

April 18, 2017 | Shonita Swank | Obituaries


Juanita A. Schaffer 1932 - 2017

LACROSSE - Juanita A. Schaffer, 85, died April 14, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George W. Bolz 1921 - 2017

BUSHTON - George W. Bolz, 95, passed away April 14, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born May 16, 1921, in Centerville, N.M., he was the son of ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou (Detter-Fink) Corcoran 1925 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Betty Lou (Detter- Fink) Corcoran, 92, died April 15, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in El Dorado, she ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925 - 2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017 , at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Lucy Riddle 1931 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Dorothy Lucy Riddle, 85, died April 16, 2017, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. Born June 16, 1931, at Offerle ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cleo F. Petz 1942-2017

Cleo F. Petz, 74, died April 16, 2017, at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation, Wilson. He was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Great Bend, the son ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jo Ann Winkler 1939-2017

Jo Ann Winkler, 78, died April 17, 2017, at Trego Manor, WaKeeney. She was born March 19, 1939, at Great Bend, the daughter of Bernard ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John H. Helfrich 1942-2017

John H. Helfrich, 74, passed away April 13, 2017 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 1, 1942 to Anthony G. Sr ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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