HOISINGTON - Edward J. Stoss, 73, died May 29, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
GREAT BEND - Jerry Malcon Ward, 85, died May 28, 2014 at home after a long illness.
Jerry Malcon Ward, 86, died May 28 at his home in Great Bend, following a long illness. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
MORLAND - Francis Scott "Frank" Sumner Jr., 63, died May 20, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the arrangements.
WICHITA - Dell Rina (McConnell) Stout, 54, died March 18, 2014 in Wichita. She was born on June 8, 1958 in Denas, Texas.
OGALLAH - James Lee Patterson, 62, died May 26, 2014 at his home in Ogallah. Born Jan. 11, 1952 in Hoisington, he was the son of Junior and Betty (Phillips) Patterson. A resident of Ogallah for 10 years, coming from Great Bend, he was a roughneck for various oil companies and a CMA for nursing homes.
RUSSELL - Vernon Edward Morgenstern, 89, died May 24, 2014 at Deseret Heath Care in Kensington. Born June 12, 1924, in Barton County, he was the son of Edward and Minnie (Boxberger) Morgenstern. He grew up in the Galatia area and graduated from Russell High School in 1942. He was drafted into the Army Air Corp and was honorably discharged in 1946. On July 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Keener. He had a long career in aviation and was a contract Pipeline Pilot for 53 years and flew for numerous oil and gas pipeline companies including ...
CLAFLIN - Arthur E. Hager, 85, died May 26 at home in Claflin. He was born June 25, 1928, the son of Andrew Arthur and Gladys (Fouts) Hager.
William H. Macy, Jr., 84, of Great Bend, and formerly of Larned, passed away on May 25, at Hays Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 16, 1929, in Denver, Colo. In 1948, he graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He then attended Colorado State University, where he achieved a degree in Horticulture and Floral Design. He operated a greenhouse and three floral shops in Denver, Colo., known as "The Bright Spot", for 22 years and then moved his greenhouse business to Lake County, Fla. for 32 years. He lived in Missoula ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Nada June Underwood, 84, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 3. Nada was born on June 23, 1929, to Russell and Clara Newlin in Codell. She married Robert (Bob) Underwood on Oct. 10, 1953. To this union two children were born, Kelley (Trudy) Underwood and Kris (Don) Carlson. Eventually grandchildren, Angela Carlson, Jessica Peters, Robbie Carlson and Robert Underwood were added to the family. Nada was also blessed to know three of her great-grandchildren.
DELAWARE, Ohio - Charlotte Nell (Anderson) Bryant, 81, died May 14 at Delaware, Ohio. Born Sept. 27, 1932, she was the daughter of Willard and Ruby Anderson.
SALINA - Mark Alan Smith, 56, died May 23 at Salina Regional Medical Center, Salina. Born Sept. 7, 1957 at Great Bend, he was the son of Robert and Margaret (Murphy) Smith.
O'FALLON, Mo. - Dorothy Barbara "Dot" Jordan, 58, died May 21 at O'Fallon, Mo. Born Aug. 20, 1955 at Ellsworth, she was the daughter of William and Mary Gerritzen.
Justin Cruz Larson, 23, died May 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Born May 14, 1991 at Aberdeen, Wash., he was the son of Dion and Candi (Larson) Vasquez.
RUSSELL - David Martin Mai, Jr., 84, died on May 19, at the Russell Regional Hospital. David was born on March 20, 1930, in Hays, the son of David, Sr. and Christine (Kerbs) Mai. He grew up in Gorham, and attended school at the Center School District #63. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Emma Jean Gosser on Aug. 8, 1949, in Hays, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. From this union David and Jean were blessed with 4 children, 3 sons Michael, Randall and Mark and daughter Robin. David worked as a heavy equipment operator for ...
Willa Mae Springfeldt, 93, died July 10, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 11, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Ethel Mae (Renfro) Teem. On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Virgil L. Springfeldt in Cottonwood Falls. He died on June 7, 1992. A resident of Great Bend since 1972, coming from Bushton, she and her husband were owner and operator of IGA of Bushton and Kwik Shop in Great Bend. She enjoyed playing the piano and cello.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Katherine (Pyles) Munoz. In 1965, he graduated from Great Bend High School.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA.- Esther Dunham, 89, died Dec. 2, 2013 at Golfcrest Health Care Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 at Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. She married Jack Dunham June 9, 1945 at Hays, Kan. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J. C. Penney and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
ELLINWOOD--Joyce Marie Fullbright, 83, passed away in Ellinwood on July 10. Born Oct. 1, 1930 in Georgetown, Ark., she was the daughter of Briles and Myrtle (Chambers) Andrews.
Connie Rosalie Peacock, 91, died July 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Feb. 21, 1923 at WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Pete and Antonia (Solowski) Gregorcyk.
Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.
OLATHE - Christopher James Gross, 41, passed away July 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center from complications of his battle with brain cancer.
GREAT BEND - Lloyd E. White, 81, died July 8, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Center, Dodge City.
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Theresa A. Wornkey, 81, died July 6, at Memorial Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Born Jan. 12, 1933, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Matt and Barbara (Hiney) Apel. On April 9, 1953, she married Jim Wornkey in Ellinwood. She was a 15 year resident of Wyandotte, Okla. where she enjoyed her retired years with her husband of over 60 years. Theresa was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who were touched by her life.
LARNED -Herman J. Mausolf, 85, passed away July 7 at Hays Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1929 in Albert; the son of Herman E. and Anna D. Jurgensen Mausolf. A longtime area resident he was a Chief Security Officer at the Larned State Hospital, retiring in 1991.
LARNED -Robert C. Sharp Sr., 80, passed away July 6 in Vassar. He was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Pratt, the son of Carl and Dorothy Cole Sharp. He was the owner of Sharp Sanitation in Larned.