Jane Powers, 76, died Aug. 17, 2016 at Golden Age Home, Cheney. She was born April 16, 1940 at Carroll, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Charlotte (Quinn) Danner. She married Donald E. Powers Aug. 20, 1960 at Carroll, Iowa. A Great Bend resident, Mrs. Powers was an insurance clerk at Central Kansas Medical Center for 15 years.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. - Wilma Lucille "Lu" Benzel, 79, died Jan. 3, 2016. Born Aug. 2, 1936, in Florence, she was the daughter of Howard and Hazel Smith. She graduated from Augusta High School in 1954, and from Denver Colorado Women's College in 1956. She was married to Lawrence Benzel. She lived in Wheatland, Calif., for 43 years and worked as a secretary for Marysville High School for 18 years. In 1988, she became office manager for Brown's Valley Realty and later moved to Logue Realty until she retired.
HUTCHINSON - Leonard E. Robinson, 79, died Aug. 14, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. Born April 3, 1937, in Great Bend, he was the son of Winfred E. and Beulah (Booker) Robinson. Leonard was a member of the Bakery Confectioner's Union. He worked for Betts Bakery, later known as Rainbow Bakery, for 27 years and Hutchinson Community College for two years.
DRUMWRIGHT, Okla. - David L. Hudson, 66, died on August 11, 2016, at his residence. Born on May 2, 1950, in Strong City, he was the son of the late Charles Otto Hudson and Evelyn Mabell (Green) Hudson. He was raised and educated in Pineville, La. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1971 and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1979 and moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., where he worked for the Coca Cola company for several years. He later moved to Kansas and worked 15 years at Mary ...
ELLINWOOD - Naomi Ruth (Monday) Hill, 91, passed away Aug. 14, 2016 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born on March 4, 1925 in Allendale, Mo., she was the daughter of Lester and Gladys (Hendrickson) Monday. She graduated from Lamoni High School in Lamoni, Iowa.
NEWTON - Robert E. Dawson Sr., 89, of Newton, died Aug. 15, 2016, at Newton Medical Center. Robert was born March 14, 1927, in Hoisington, to Olive M. (Knox) and John Grant Dawson. He was the youngest of nine children. Dawson graduated from Hoisington High School. On Sept. 5, 1948, he married Joanna Irene Keeling in Salina. To this marriage was born two sons.
MIDLAND, Texas - Joyce Marie (Ewald) Leiker, 86, of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Joyce was born March 17, 1930, in Great Bend, to Smith Joseph Ewald and Rose E. Schartz. She graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1948 and married the love of her life Daniel J. Leiker on June 7, 1949, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She was a dedicated mom and homemaker while living in Bushton and St. John. In 1967 she moved to Kermit, Texas and enjoyed working outside of the home with Avon and in retail sales ...