OAKLEY - Galyn F. Crossley, 83, died Nov. 2 in Hays. Born June 27, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Arden and Darlene (Baumgartner) Crossley. On June 5, 1955, he married Naomi Ruth Gaskill in Wellington. His banking career began in Hoisington as vice president of a Hoisington bank. In 1972, he was employed at The Farmers State Bank in Oakley, where he served as senior vice president, CEO and then as president.
TOPEKA -Scott "Scotty" Black, 67, died Nov. 11 at home in Topeka. He was born June 13, 1946 at Kanopolis, the son of Gilbert Alan and Audrey LaVaughn (Brown) Black.
ODIN - Alice M. Jenisch, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at her home in rural Odin. She was born March 22, 1927 in Barton County, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Huslig) Bieberle.
LARNED -John Edward Haremza, 80, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Morell Funeral Home, Larned.
DUNDEE - Byron Keith Nelson, 74, died Nov. 10 at his home. Born April 8, 1939, in Clay Center, he was the son of Raymond Emanuel and Nina Irene (Fritz) Nelson. He was raised in Cleburne, Olsburg and Alta Vista areas, graduating from Alta Vista High School. He attended Kansas State University, studying biology and wildlife management. On Sept. 11, 1960, he married Carolyn Parsons in White city. She survives. A Great Bend resident since ...
DeleteCHICAGO, Ill. - Gregory Daniel was born in Great Bend on June 25, 1965. He passed away Oct. 28, in Chicago, Ill. Gregory was a loving, caring person with a giving heart. He was a dedicated, loyal employee of Polo Ralph Lauren. He was impeccably dressed and loved to dress others. He loved to sing and could often be heard belting out a tune in the freight elevators of Ralph Lauren. Gregory was known for ...
Melvin V. Keil, 92, died Nov. 10 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Aug. 9, 1921 in Rush County, he was the son of Siegmund and Ernestine Karoline (Becker) Keil. On May 5, 1951, he married Elizabeth Jane Parish in Great Bend. She died on June 10, 2012. A resident of Great Bend since 1942, coming from Rush County, he was a heavy equipment operator, working for Knupp Construction and Nichol Construction.
HOISINGTON - Rosemary Schmidt, 76, died Nov. 9, at her home in Hoisington. Born April 7, 1937 in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of William and Beatrice (Karst) Cook.
HAYS - Doris Arlene Karst, 87, died Nov. 10, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on Sept. 16, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Steinert) Ochs. On May 26, 1946, she married Albert Karst in Milberger. She received her teaching certificate at Fort Hays Teacher's College and taught school at Milberger, for two years. She received her LPN diploma in 1975 from Fort Hays State University. Her nursing ...
HUTCHINSON - Beach J. "Jeff" O'Neal, 71, died Nov. 7 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 19, 1942, in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of Jefferson and Tressa Opperman O'Neal.
Isom T. "Terry" Wright, 78, died Friday, Nov. 8, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born July 27, 1935, at Great Bend, the son of Isom V. and Eda I. (Riggen) Wright.
WICHITA - Douglas Dean Rosenberg, age 65, of Wichita went to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2013, after a three year battle with cancer. He was born to Verlyn and Lillian Rosenberg June 14, 1948, at Phillipsburg.
OLMITZ - Marie M. Huslig, 93, died Nov. 5, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth.
TULSA, Okla. - Rebecca Sue "Becca" Ehster Smokes, 21, died Oct. 31, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla. Born April 22, 1992 at Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Mark Richard and Susan Diane (Richardson) Ehster.
ST. JOHN - Donald L. McAllister, 84, passed away Nov. 2, at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt. Born on Feb. 18, 1929, in rural Stafford County, he was the son of Joseph and Sabina Isabell (Stodgsdill) McAllister. He graduated from Fort Hays State University receiving his teacher's degree. On June 4, 1953, he married Helen M. Gerstenkorn in Great Bend. She passed away in 1973. He then married Lynda L. Crissman on Jan. 20, ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.