Betty F. Shoaff, 84, died Dec. 22, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born May 1, 1929 at Wilson, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Chrudimsky) Hanzlicek.
ELLINWOOD - Thomas J. (Jack) Dunn, 78, died Jan., 9, at his home in Abilene. Born May 8, 1935 in Hanston, he was the son of Thomas A. and Lillian Schecter Dunn. On Sept. 26, 1954, he married Barbara J. Stairrett in Jetmore. She passed away Sept. 6, 2013.
ODIN - Bernard J. Boor, 77, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
ARNED – Lawrence Schneck Jr., 83, died Jan. 3, 2014 in Wichita.
HUTCHINSON - Beverly Fae Harriman, 63, passed away peacefully on Jan, 11, 2014 at the Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. She was born May 29, 1950, the daughter of Fredrick and Evelyn Cochrane. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was known for her amazing talents in the domestic arts, specializing in crocheting and crafting, winning numerous Kansas State Fair awards and Best of Show categories.
Patsy Gayle McClary, 76, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 18, 1937 in Lyons, she was the daughter of W.V. and Edna Lucille (Golightly) Barnett. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married Robert J. McClary in Great Bend. He died on April 4, 2012. A resident of Great Bend most of her life, she was an office manager and bookkeeper for Standard Liquor until her retirement.
BISON - Margaret Louise Edwards, 82, passed away Jan. 11, 2014 at the Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born April 19, 1931, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sara Ware Folsom. In 1949 she married Wayne Deckert in Great Bend. He passed away Oct. 6, 1968. In 1971 she married Everett O.(Peck) Edwards at Bison. He passed away June 3, 2011. A lifetime area resident of both Larned and Bison, she was a farm wife, a bookkeeper at the Bison COOP and the secretary at the Larned Jr. High School.
Russell Stanley Hannigan Sr., 90, died Jan. 11, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Waynoka, Okla., he was the son of Frank E. and Lucy (Whitaker) Hannigan. On Feb. 17, 1943, he married Florence Folger in Hoisington. She died on Oct. 2, 1995. A resident of Great Bend, coming from Hoisington in 1948, he was the owner and operator of Town and Country Mobile Homes and later Hannigan's Antique Autos.
ORCHARD, Neb. - Jonathan Carl Lehmann, 48, died Jan. 9, 2014. Born July 9, 1965, in Papua, New Guinea, he was the son of Arlo and Euleen "Joyce" (Werth) Lehmann. In 1984 he graduated from Claflin High School. He received his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Barton Community College and attended Kansas State University. On June 1, 1991, he married Michelle Nordstrom in Manhattan. To this marriage three children were born, Seth, Ashton, and Shay.
OTIS - Roger L. Brack, 67, Otis, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
BUNKER HILL - Dorothia Frances Anderson, 100, of Bunker Hill, died Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born on July 27, 1913, in Bunker Hill, the daughter of William and Claudie (Hatton) Moore. She graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She was married to Harley E. Reiss. He died in 1971. She later married William Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1981. She worked as a homemaker, and at one time for many years she worked for the Bunker Hill Grocery Store.
GREAT BEND - Dolores M. Newell, 76, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at her residence in Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - Lyle Dean Juergensen, age 77, of Great Bend passed away at Great Bend Regional Hospital Jan. 10, 2014.
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. - Barbara Louise Knupp Lucas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Life Care of Collegedale, Tenn. She was 83 years old.
Shirley Woods, 78, died Jan. 8, 2014 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.
HOISINGTON - Lorene C. Horton, 86, died March 5, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
WILSON - Michael Lee Stevenson, 66, died March 3 at his home in Wilson. He was born Aug. 11, 1947 in Great Bend to Harold and Helen (Read) Stevenson.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Kenneth E. Kaiser, 91, passed away Jan. 13, in Crete, Neb. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Shaffer, the son of John and Rachel (Hanhardt) Kaiser.
HOISINGTON -Merle Steiner, 81, of Hoisington died Monday, March 3 at Golden Living Center in Wakefield. He was born Nov. 14, 1932 at Odin, the son of Louis and Lenora (Ummel) Steiner.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
LINCOLN - James William Grandy, 63, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on March 1, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of the late Iva Mae (Vesper) and Harold Lee Grandy.
Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Neuell G. Nicolet, 91, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Feb. 27 in Augusta. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of the late Ed and Inez (Gaunt) Nicolet. In 1941, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a retired farmer.
John E. Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born May 16, 1927, in Russell County, he was the son of Marion B. and Edith I. (Ross) Weeks. On March 20, 1949 Orval married Virginia L. Campbell in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2005.
ELLIS - Eileen B. Wittman, 86, died Feb. 25 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Born June 27, 1927, in Ellis, she was the daughter of George and Bernice (Coleman) Matteson. She attended school in Ellis, graduating from Ellis High School in 1945. She also attended Colorado Women's College in Denver for one year. On Nov. 7, 1948, she married Lawrence Wittman. He died on March 26, 2009. A resident Great Bend from 1973 to 1977, residing in Ellis most of her life, she was employed in the Ellis drugstores, as a dental assistant for Dr. Davis, as librarian ...
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.