MITCHELL, S.D. - Ethel Bainbridge, age 83, of Mitchell, S.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Brandon, S.D. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Will Funeral Chapel.
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved to Lindsay, Okla. She worked for Dr. Long, optometrist, and later, for the American Exchange Bank from 1980 until retiring in 2002. She was a devoted mother ...
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
TOPEKA - Noted local artist, Louise Brock Hamilton, passed away on Dec. 5. She was born in Great Bend on April 25, 1932, to George and Ella Jane Heim of Ellinwood. Louise completed her early education in the Ellinwood schools. She majored in drawing and painting in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She continued her education at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., and Washburn University, Topeka.
HUTCHINSON - C. Jo Daniel, 76, died Dec. 2, at her home in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Mildred Alice (Ransopher) Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School. She retired as a retail clerk.
HUDSON - Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, died Dec. 3 at Thorn Care Center Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 14, 1916 on a farm northwest of Hudson in Stafford County. He was the son of Edward and Dena (Mindrup) Brensing, the youngest of their children. He started school at Clarksburg Country School going on to attend and graduate from Hudson High School in 1934. After high school graduation he attended Salt City Business College, graduating with honors in 1936. He began working for the Stafford County Flour Mill Company on May 20, 1937 and continued working for this company for ...
LARNED - Janet Y. Murphy, 66, died Dec. 5 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Nov. 24, 1947, in Compton, Calif., she was the daughter of Hubert and Lu Disney Hanes. On Sept. 9, 1967, she married Robert R. Smyth at Winfield. He died Dec. 5, 1992. On Nov. 27, 1993, she married Melvin M. Murphy Jr. at Larned. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a program technician at the FSA office in Larned.
Ruth E. (Beardsley) Parker, 86, of Great Bend, and formerly of New York, N.Y., passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 26, 1927, in Auburn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Theodore R. and Ruth E. (Burden) Beardsley. On Aug. 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Parker at Skaneateles, N.Y. The couple made their home in Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to her retirement she became interested in genealogy and worked on her ancestry for over 35 years. She traveled and enjoyed going to where her ancestors ...