EDMOND, Okla. - Michael James Smith, 66, of Edmond, Okla. passed away on Jan. 25. Born on Aug. 11, 1946 in Great Bend, he was the son of Steve and Gwendolyn Smith. On Aug. 18, 1967 he married Donna Saint. She died on Jan. 8, 2012. They had two children, David and Matthew. He was employed for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla. as a contract editor and writer.
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989 she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
DODGE CITY – Billy Collins, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 24, 1938 at Welfare Island, New York. On Oct. 10, 1944 he was adopted by Anthony and Delia Dunnigan Collins. A Dodge City resident since 1988, moving from Ellinwood, he was a truck driver for Chaffin, Inc. in Dodge City, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States Air Force.
WICHITA - Marylyn Ann Scheuerman, 81, passed away on Jan. 21 in Wichita. Born Oct. 4, 1931 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Rose Mausolf. In March 1950 she met and married Elmer Scheuerman. She was employed in medical insurance billing for various doctors in Wichita. She later became a volunteer with Victory In The Valley.
LIEBENTHAL - Sylvester F. "Sonny" Urban, 82, died Jan. 23 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 7, 1930, in rural Rush County, he was the son of Stephen S. and Paulina (Dater) Urban. In 1949 he graduated from Schoenchen High School. On June 2, 1956, he married Dorothy Ann Herrman at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Liebenthal. She preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1978. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was the owner and operator of Sonny's Tavern in Liebenthal, until his retirement.
HOISINGTON - Michelle Dunn-Heggemeier, 39, died Jan. 22 at her home in Hoisington. Born March 28, 1973, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Jack T. and Janet Kay (Mullen) Dunn Jr. On Dec. 1, 1996 she married Danny Chapman in Great Bend. On Oct. 9, 2010, she married Justin Eugene Heggemeier in Great Bend. He died on Jan. 22, 2013. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she was a former manager for Burger King, general manager of the Flyover Cafe in Susank and was a Mary Kay salesperson. She enjoyed raising an assortment of pets and farm animals.
WICHITA - Marylyn Ann Scheuerman, 81, passed away on Jan. 21 in Wichita. Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Rose Mausolf. In March 1950 she met and married Elmer Scheuerman. She was employed in medical insurance billing for various doctors in Wichita. She later became a volunteer with Victory In The Valley.
Darrel Dunekack, 74, died Jan. 21 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 11, 1938 in Great Bend, he was the son of Wilbur Henry and Vera Anita Faye (Otte) Dunekack. On Oct. 24, 1965 he married Anne Preston in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was employed by Natural Gas Pipeline and was a farmer. He enjoyed farming and gardening and in his younger days fishing and hunting.
LARNED – Steven E. Crockett, 60, died Jan. 20 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born March 31, 1952, in Dodge City, the son of Edward and Emma James Crockett. On July 8, 1973, he married Carol Arrowsmith at Sedgwick. A long-time Larned resident, he was a disciplinary hearing officer for the Juvenile Justice Authority.