Guy L. Sunderland, 74, passed away at his home in Great Bend on Feb. 27, 2017. Born on Feb. 3, 1943, at Ellsworth, he was the son of Guy and Etta May (McAtfee) Sunderland. Raised in Ellsworth, he also lived in Indiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and Garden City before coming to Great Bend in 1992. On March 10, 1977 he was united in marriage to Karen L. (Mullenix) Brueggeman in Great Bend. He worked as a painter and upholsterer in auto body repair shops and also worked for Walmart prior to his retirement. He loved fishing and hunting, jigsaw puzzles ...
Lillie Jean Livingston, 87, died Feb. 26, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 11, 1929, at Hays, she was the daughter of James Ingalls and Bertha Susan (Ringeisen) Harbaugh. On Feb. 8, 1975, she married Delbert Brown Livingston at Great Bend. He died Aug. 31, 1988. A Great Bend resident since 1937, coming from Russell, she was a bookkeeper for Great Bend Ford Tractor.
Ronald John "Ron" Staudinger, 81, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Great Bend, he was the son of Adolph J. and Emma Josephine (Schauf) Staudinger. Ron graduated from Odin High School in 1953 and then graduated from St. Benedict's College, Atchison. He served in the Army Reserves.
Virgil J. Jacobs, 83, died Feb. 26, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 24, 1933, in rural Bison, he was the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. A lifelong resident of Barton County and Rush County, he was employed by Marlett Homes for 25 years, and the City of Hoisington before his retirement. On May 28, 1976, he married Irene Ehrlich at Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Evelyn V. Hammerschmidt, 71, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 3, 1946, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Adolph and Mary (Demel) Gerritzen. In 1964, she graduated from Hoisington High School. On Oct. 22, 1982, she married Elwyn Dean Hammerschmidt in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2011. A lifetime Hoisington resident, she worked for Fuller Brush for 39 years, retiring in 2012.
HOISINGTON - Georgann Stanley, 63, died Feb. 24, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Wichita, the daughter of George Howard and Wonda Love (Bond) Herd. Georgann graduated from Southeast High School, Wichita.
HOISINGTON - Mary Louise Ney Degenhardt, 60, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Hoisington, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Koeller) Ney. She graduated from Hoisington High School in 1974.
Alice South, 89, died Feb. 23, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 14, 1927, at Olmitz, she was the daughter of John and Theresa (Suchy) Krestin. A Great Bend resident since 1946, coming from Olmitz, she worked at the Fuller Brush Company.
HATFIELD, Ark. - Lanny Lee Brummel, 75, of Hatfield, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2017, at home. Born on April 9, 1941, in Ottawa, he was the son of Gilbert and Roberta Wade Brummel. He was a police officer in Kansas for 30 years.