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 ...
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.
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 ...
HUMBOLDT - Anna Mae "Anne" Tinkler of Humboldt, passed away on May 21 at Diversicare of Chanute. She was born Anna Mae Nickey on Dec. 1, 1922, in Haxtun, Colo., the daughter of Carl A. and Agnes Mae (Hulse) Nickey.
LYONS - Maxine Idell Battershell, 95, died May 22 at Good Samaritan Center, Lyons. She was born Jan. 29, 1919, at Larned, to the Rev. Thomas F. and Lelia Goforth Swanson. She graduated from Stafford High School, and from Beauty College in Hutchinson in 1939. She married Lee Howard Battershell on Aug. 12, 1943, at Lyons. He died July 17, 1967. A longtime Lyons resident, formerly of Sterling and Erie, she was owner and operator of Maxine's Beauty Shop for over 50 years.
SYLVIA - Carl Marks, 77, died May 22 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was the son of Herb and Nellie Marks and was raised in the Zenith/Stafford community. Carl was a 1954 graduate of Stafford High School and Hutchinson Junior College. He proudly served in the United States Army for three years and went back to the "Oil Patch." On June 8, 1963, he married Jeanette Kueck at Stafford. Carl was an avid hunter and wildlife enthusiast having helped establish Sunflower Mallards and had raised Greater Canada Geese to be released back into the wild for many years.
KATY, Texas - Dixie Lee Stein, 66, died May 20 at her home in Katy, Texas. Born July 25, 1947, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Eldon Howard and Fern Marie (Folkerts) Harper. Raised on her family's farm in Albert, she graduated from Fort Hays State University. On June 15, 1968, she married Dean LeRoy Stein in Albert. The couple lived in Duncan, Okla., Enid, Okla., and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Springfield, Mo., Paducah, Ky., and Lubbock, Texas, prior to moving to Katy, Texas, in 2013 to be closer to their daughters and grandson.
Gilbert Francis Penka, 66, died May 17, 2014 at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of August and Agnes (Rziha) Penka. A resident of Great Bend since 2009, coming from Hoisington, he was a farmer and delivered propane for Mid Continent L.P. Services. He also later was employed by Moeder Oil Company.