GREAT BEND - Gary J. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3, 2011 at the Robert J. Dole, VA Medical Center, Wichita.
Tim Allen Pfeifer, 28, died Sept. 30 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 5, 1983 at Hays, the son of Francis J. and Sue (Stejskal) Pfeifer. He was manager of Medical Records at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 2004 coming from Liebenthal and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal.
Gary L. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3 at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on Oct. 1, 1947 in Vallejo, Calif.
Sheryl L. Mosiman File, 67, died Sept. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 12, 1944 in Beatrice, Neb., she was the daughter of Royal A. and Lois E. (Knowles) Mosiman. She was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from Beatrice, Neb. to be near family.
Martha T. Richards, 89, went to her heavenly home Sept. 29, 2011. She was born May 5, 1922, at Great Bend, and died at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. She was the daughter of Delbert Lee and Minnie Emaline (Engleman) Tucker. She married Oscar Cline Richards on Oct. 14, 1950, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 30, 1993.
ALBANY, Ore. - Josephine (Jody) Laverna Young, 83, of Albany, Ore., passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of George and Frances (Koelsch) Whitsel. Josephine moved to Albany from Great Bend where she was the Girl Scout District Representative in Barton County for many years. After moving to Albany, Josephine sang with the "Sweet Adelines" and worked in the Albany Public School District assisting young students with drawing and graphic programs. She never saw a stranger, and even though she only had one child she became like a ...
GREAT BEND - Floyd Clarence Sanko, 80, died Sept. 28, 2011 at his home in Great Bend.
LARNED - Steven D. Alsup, 60, passed away Sept. 27, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
TOPEKA - Sandra (Sandy) Craig, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011.
ELLINWOOD - Evelyn May Miller, 80, died Sept. 27, 2011 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
LYONS - Dale Wilson Ballard, 91, died Sept. 28 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
WICHITA - Lavonne M. Quinn, 78, passed away Sep. 24.
Isabella Sander, 88, died Sept. 26 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1923, in Liebenthal, she was the daughter of Alex and Margaret (Kippes) Amrein. On Sept. 3, 1946 she married Edward Sander in Ellis. He died March 8, 1994. She was a nurses' aid at the Great Bend Manor for many years and grew up in Liebenthal. Her family moved to Ellis in 1931. In 1947 she moved to Elgin, Ill., and in 1969 moved to Great Bend. She has been a resident of Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood for the last year and a half. She enjoyed ...
CHASE - James Dennis (JD)Sheldon, 31, died Sept. 26 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1979 in Great Bend, he was the son of Dennis L. Sheldon and Karen K. Spring-Norwood Sheldon. A resident of Chase, he was a truck driver for Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood and a mechanic for Straub International in Great Bend and for Ochs, Inc. in Otis.
ELLINWOOD - Guy Anthony Caton, 43, died Sept. 23 at his home in Ellinwood. Born May 27, 1968 in Petaluma, Calif., he was the son of Andy Leroy Caton and Valorie Downing Caton. A seven year resident of Ellinwood, formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., he was employed by L & H Unit Repair.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.
Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.
LACROSSE - Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" (Stremel) Ficken. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1971 graduate of LaCrosse High School, he was a farmer, and previously a Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor. On Nov. 30, 2002, he married Debra S. "Deb" Burton at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Maxine Wyatt, 86, passed away on March 29, at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. She was born June 14, 1927 to George and Margaret McCoy in Norton. She graduated from Norton High School and went to work for Southwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1947, she married Ray Wyatt. In 1953, they moved to Great Bend. She worked at American State Bank for 36 years and retired. She did volunteer work at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church. The couple then moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She loved ...