RUSSELL - Estella Helen "Cobbie" Rogg, 98, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, at her parents' home in Bunker Hill. She grew up in Bunker Hill and graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She then attended two years at a Business College in Hutchinson. On Oct. 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Earl Rogg in Hays. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker. In 1958, the couple moved into Russell. Earl preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.
BISON - Lora Marie (Lauer) Kaus, 58, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at rural Bison. Born June 2, 1957, in Hays, she was the daughter of Anthony and Shirley Lauer. In 1975 she graduated from St. John's Catholic School in Beloit. On Dec. 29, 1984, she married Michael "Mike" Kaus at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. A resident of Rush County since 1984, moving there from Beloit, she was a homemaker and spent most of her time canning whatever was in season, gardening, and with her grandchildren.
ELLINWOOD - Betty J. Loewen, 80, was born in a farm house in rural Meade County, March 9, 1935 to John H and Elizabeth Harder. Betty received Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl. Betty attended her church, grade school and graduated from a parochial high school, as Salutatorian, all within a few miles from her family home. She graduated from Grace University, Omaha, Neb., with a three-year degree in Biblical Studies.
BROOKVILLE - Robert Dean Miller, 73, passed away Jan. 7, 2016. Born Oct. 30, 1942, in Boulder, Colo., he was the son of the Mary Treca (Phillips) Miller-Widener and Edwin V. Miller. On Jan. 1, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Adella N. Benjamin in Smith Center. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Smoky Hill, LLC, in Salina until he retired.
TULSA, Okla. - Bonnie M. Clough, 88, died Dec. 30, 2015. Born Sept. 11, 1927, on the family farm near Lorraine, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary A. (Heiken) Springfeldt. She attended grade school at Lorraine and graduated from High School at Holyrood. In 1946, she attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. where she met and married her husband Randall M. Clough. Bonnie graduated from Tulsa University and then became a C.P.A. She was a financial officer for Never Fail Builders for many years. She was a Crestwood resident at Oklahoma Methodist Manor at the ...
Ellinwood - Mae Malissia Sanders, 86, passed away at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Jan. 6, 2016. She was born in Alexandria, LA on Aug. 23, 1929 to Nicholas & Minnie Bennett. She married Leon Sanders in Clovis, NM on Nov. 17, 1951.
Ellen I. Baldwin, 79, died Jan. 7, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 28, 1936, in Wauneta, Neb., she was the daughter of Jay C. and Olive (Michelson) Hays. She married Harold J. Wiesner. She later married Kent Baldwin on April 9, 1983, in Ellis. He survives. A Great Bend resident since 1967, coming from Ellis, she was a secretary for Dr. Kutina and a clerk at Dillon's. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Rose Health Center, and the Bloodmobile, as well as golfing and flower gardening.
DURANT, Iowa - Gary M. "Coach" DeLong, 73, died on Jan. 4, 2016, at his home. Born Oct. 2, 1942, in Cedarvale, he was raised by his loving mother Doris (Hampton) Gray. In 1960, he graduated from Claflin High School, then graduated with his teaching degree from Fort Hays State College in Hays. On April 12, 1969, he married Dixie Ann Hertach in Claflin.
Bernard Richard "Bernie" Schenk, 91, died Jan. 4, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born Oct. 15, 1924, at Olmitz, the son of William and Emily (Spitzka) Schenk. He married Mary Jo Riedel May 20, 1953, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Olmitz. They were residents of Olmitz for 36 years, moving to Great Bend in 1989. From 1951 to 1980, Mr. Schenk served as a rural mail carrier at Olmitz. Following his retirement from the postal service, he became Knights of Columbus Insurance Field Agent for the Western Kansas Agency, providing insurance needs to brother Knights ...