McPHERSON - Jimmy Raybern, 44, died Nov. 1 at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. He was born May 31, 1966, at Great Bend, the son of Sam and Lora (Boatman) Raybern. He married CArla Scheuerman on June 12, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Mid States Supply, McPherson, as a warehouse foreman. He was a McPherson resident for seven years, coming from Great Bend.
PAWNEE ROCK - Shirley L. Arnel, 70, of Pawnee Rock, died Oct. 13 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born Shirley L. Gabbert on Nov. 6, 1939, in Waco, Texas.
GLENMORA, La. - Champion Ray "Butch" McNett, 40, formerly of Great Bend, entered eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 24, at his Glenmora, La., residence. He was born June 17, 1970, in Salina, to the unionof Champion Fredrick McNett and Marie Alice McNett. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, coach and friend. He was one of the biggest Dallas Cowboys football fans. He loved coaching his sons in football and baseball. He also loved hunting, fishing, and car racing, and was a drummer at heart.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - William Harold Clark Sr., 86, passed away on Oct. 30 at Providence Medical Center. Born May 10, 1924, in Kansas City, he was the son of William R. and Lucy (Holmes) Clark. He married Theresa Kratofil on April 24, 1948, and they had three children. He was a machine operator at Westvaco, retiring in 1987,
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. Service arrangements are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and will be announced.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, at El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Edurado and Refugio (Jimeniz) Rousett. She married Ramon Munguia on May 1, 1948, at El Paso, Texas. He died June 1, 2008. A homemaker, she was an Ellsworth resident for the past seven years, coming from Lorraine.
GREENWOOD, Ark. - Jerry L. Hedrick, 73, of Greenwood, Ark., went home to be with his Lord, Oct. 29 in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. He was born May 17, 1937, in Coffeyville, and was a businessman and truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and feeding local wildlife.
Dorothy Lou (Witcher) John, 87, died Oct. 30 at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt. Service arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John. Cremation has taken place.
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - Darrell C. Mayhew, 76, of Pauls Valley, Okla., passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on Oct. 28. He was born May 25, 1934, in Plainville, Kan., to Chalmer and Ann (Cerrow) Mayhew. He married Beverly (Collis) Mayhew on April 20, 1957 in El Paso, Texas. Darrell served in the U.S. Army in Fort Bliss, Texas, 1956-1957, serving two TDY tours in Puerto Rico, in 1957-1958. After an honorable discharge he worked in the oilfield supply business. This took him from Kansas to Oklahoma, to Colorado, Texas and back to Oklahoma. He retired from Oilwell ...
Norma M. Vasquez, 70, of Great Bend, died Oct. 27 at her home. She was born April 17, 1940, at Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Victorio and Manuela (Alonzo) Moreno. Norma worked as a seamstress. Mrs. Vasquez was a Great Bend resident since 1999, coming from Ontario, Calif.
OSAWATOMIE - Donald D. Smith, 85, died Oct. 29 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe. He was born Sept. 16, 1925, at Hoisington, the son of Clarence and Callie (Payne) Smith. He married Etta Imogene Lumley on June 5, 1953, at Bartlesville, Okla. She died Oct. 9, 2004. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Kansas Brick and Tile of Hoisington. He was a former Hoisington resident, moving to Osawatomie in 2004.
WICHITA - Alice Arlene Metcalf, 79, retired co-owner/operator of Kansas Dune Buggy and VW Specialties, died Oct. 27, She was preceded in death by her husband Harold "Red" and grandson Adam Wayne Sharp.
COPAN, Okla. - Janice C. Scott, 70, of Copan, Okla., and former resident of Glasco, died Oct. 28 at her residence.
MEDICINE LODGE - Lynn Ann Adams, 70, died Oct. 28 at Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home in Coldwater. Born July 24, 1940, in Great Bend she was the daughter of John and Marie (Mohr) Adams. She was a client at Arrowhead West Inc. in Medicine Lodge, most recently living in Coldwater.
HOISINGTON - Kirby Dean Ricke, 61, died Oct. 11, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 2, 1953, in Alva, Okla., he was the son of Theodore Dean and Darlene (Huffman) Ricke. Kirby graduated in 1971 from Hoisington High School. He was active in both vocal music and band programs, excelling at the trumpet. A very talented artist, Kirby was also active in the high school art department, winning top awards at many contests and shows. On July 14, 1973, he married Mary A Boxberger in Hoisington. His artistic talents and his love for music were meshed into his career ...
DEsther L. Koochel, 100, died Oct. 12 at Sterling House of Great Bend. Born Sept. 19, 1914 at Timken, she was the daughter of John and Mollie (Erdman) Lorenz.
Nadine Dreiling, 81, died October 10, 2014, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1933, in Neck City, Mo., the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, moving from Chase, she and her husband owned and operated Don's Food Mart, and she retired from Dillons Pharmacy.
HOISINGTON - Lila Jean Haberman, 80, died Oct. 11 at her daughter's home in Olmitz. She was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Galatia, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Steinert) Wagner. She married Jim Stoss on July 30, 1952. He died Dec. 25, 1979. She then married Larry Haberman on March 30, 1991. He died Dec. 8, 2006. Lila Jean was a resident of Hoisington, coming from Olmitz. Lila, along with her husband Jim, owned and operated Jim's Place and the Olmitz Grocery till the early '70s. She later worked as a bartender for the Eagles Lodge in Great ...
Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Homer and Katherine (Jones) Dyer. On Jan. 4, 1954, he married Julitta M. Elsen, in Great Bend. She died on March 12, 1995. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.
John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...
GREAT BEND – Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ELKO, Nev. - Allan V. Aksmit, 83, died Oct. 12, 2012.
Robert J. "Bob" Tittel, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Ness City, he was the son of Benhardt and Hildegard Frieda Emma (Schettler) Tittel. In 1976, he graduated from Ness City High School, and that same year he moved to Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for many years as a cable technician for CableVision in Great Bend until health issues prevented him from working. Bob was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and enjoyed many activities, including auto body restoration.
James W. Herren, 92, died Oct. 6, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Born June 24, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of George L. and Minda (Knighton) Herren. On July 10, 1978, he married Beverly A. Barnes in Wichita. She preceded him in death. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a supervisor for Kansas Foundation for the Blind.