LARNED - Kerri A. (Broughton) Laing, 61,died March 21, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born Oct. 20, 1954, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Jack and LaDene Brewer Broughton. A longtime area resident; she worked at the Larned State Hospital.
Judy Mae Cregger, 70, passed away March 21, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 20, 1946, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Barney and Cy Herrod. She was a dedicated homemaker to her family.
RUSSELL - Evelyn Mae Evans, 87, died March 21, 2016, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1928, at Charleston, Ark., she was the daughter of John R. and Eva (Buckner) Ralston. She graduated from Columbus High School. On Nov. 28, 1946, she married Allan D. Evans at the Columbus Christian Church. She was employed by The Modern Light newspaper in Columbus and was active in Russell Publishing Company Inc. and other newspaper and publishing ventures for more than 54 years.
CLAFLIN - Anna Marie (Wondra) Oberle, 80, died March 17, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born August 11, 1935 on a farm northeast of Odin. She was the fourth child, out of ten, to be born to Alfred & Regina (Kirmer) Wondra. She attended Holy Family School at Odin and graduated from Odin High School in 1953.
LACROSSE - John J. Stang, 88, died Monday, March 14, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Born Jan. 2, 1928, in LaCrosse, he was the son of Herman E. and Mary B. (Longstreth) Stang. He was a lifelong resident of LaCrosse. A 1946 graduate of LaCrosse High School he attended the University of Kansas where he graduated from Business School, and subsequently received his law degree in 1957. He established his law practice in LaCrosse, and was an attorney. In 1955, he married Mary Lou Harting at Freelandville, Ind.
LARNED - June M. McConnaughhay, 88, passed away March 14, 2016, at Country Living in Larned. Born May 31, 1927, in Great Bend she was the daughter of Virgil L. and Grace Cooper Gilbert. On July 31, 1954, she married John McConnaughhay in Pawnee Rock. He passed away Oct. 16, 2004. A lifetime area resident, she was a school teacher.