FORT DAVIS, Texas - Charles Bruce Colvin, 69, formerly of Ellinwood, died on April 23 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.
NESS CITY - Rosalinda C. Gaschler, 89, passed away April 21, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on Jan. 3, 1924 in Ness County, she was the daughter of John and Anna Mary Haas Wasinger. On Aug. 19, 1946 she married Carl Gaschler in Ness City. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1984. She worked with her husband at Gaschler Jewelry.
LARNED - Helen R. Berscheidt, 94, died April 19, at Halstead Health and Rehab, Halstead. Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.
LARNED - W. Max Howard, 82, died April 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Larned. Born July 28, 1930 in Jewell County, he was the son of Wilbur Frank and Elise Parson Howard Murphy. A lifetime area resident, he was the owner and operator of the Best Western Motel in Larned. On March 8, 1949, he married Faith Kimbrough in Hiawatha. She died on Dec. 13, 1981. On Oct. 30, 1982, He married Alice Larson in Salina. She survives.
ELLINWOOD - Jean Peter, 85, passed away April 17, 2013 at the Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling.
BEL AIRE - Barbara Ann Yetschke, 64, died April 15, 2013 at her home in Bel Aire. She was born March 29, 1949 at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert Eldon and Betty Ann (Bowsher) Yetschke. Barbara graduated from Great Bend High School in 1967 and earned a certificate from the Hutchinson School of Cosmetology in 1968. Ms. Yetschke was a Bel Aire resident since 1977. Barbara enjoyed theater and one of her passions was ...
GREAT BEND – Gene Potts, 82, died April 17, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born April 25, 1930 at Pittsburg County, Okla., the son of William Arthur and Mona Mae (Cooley) Potts. He married Doris Peterson and they were later divorced. He married Delores Gagelman Fischer, July 1970 at Great Bend. He worked for Spruill Motors, was a self-employed contract pumper and a farmer. Mr. Potts was a Great Bend resident since 1956, ...
LARNED - Cecil C. (Sonny) McConnell, 72, died April 16, 2013 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Nov. 9, 1940 in Carthage Mo., he was the son of Cecil E. and Sarah L. Moore McConnell. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired Chief Petty officer in the Navy and a retired truck driver. On Nov. 30, 2008 he married Pauline Haney in St. John. She survives. Mr. McConnell was of the Christian ...
LACROSSE - Monica Unrein, 93, died April 15 at Via Christi Care Center in Hays. Born May 4, 1919 at the Schaffer family farm in rural Rush
PAWNEE ROCK - Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.
BEL AIRE - Barbara Ann Yetschke, 64, died April 15 at her home in Bel Aire. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, ...
CHERRYVALE - Walter Frank Eilts, 74, Cherryvale, died on April 8. Born in Rush County on March 14, 1939, he was the son of Edward and Anna Eilts. In 1957 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He attended Salt City Business College. On Aug. 4, 1961, he married Phyllis Chapham.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Lilbourn Duane Karst, 76, of Phoenix Ariz., passed away on Sunday, April 7, after a long illness with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a loving spouse, respected business owner, proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Hoisington on October 27th, 1935, proceeded in death by his father and mother, Constantine Karst and Elsie Irene Eurich.
CLAFLIN – Howard Lee Soeken, 80, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. He was born May 7, 1932 in rural Claflin, the son of Onno and Minnie (Armbrust) Soeken. A lifelong Claflin resident, Howard was a retired farmer. He was a graduate of Claflin High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood, Kansas and a founding ...
ODIN - Mathias "Matt" Boor, 94, died May 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.
William "Bill" Berryman, 68, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1944, he was the son of William Golden "Bo" and Molly Nelvina (Hill) Berryman. On March 9, 1965, he married Victoria Kay Shoemaker at Newton,
HAYS - James E. "Jim" Giebler, 85, died May 10, at home with family present in Hays. Born June 26, 1927 in Severin, he was the son of James F. and Virginia (Koerner) Giebler. On Sept. 4, 1950, he married Theresa Marie Dinkel in Emmeram.
WICHITA - Christine M. Suchy, 93, died May 9th. A former resident of Great Bend, she was a retired Assistant Manager for Payless Shoes. Christine was an avid gardener and crafter. Her true love was Iris. In 2006 she had an Iris introduced in her honor. Her tenacity for getting through any struggle was her finest quality.
CALDWELL - Nettie Alverna (Kittle) Ochs Deines Humburg, 92, Caldwell, passed away May 11, at Anthony Community Care Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 23, 1920, in rural Alexander, she was the daughter of John R. and Olive (Buzzard) Kittle. Alverna was a 1939 graduate of Alexander High School. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Floyd Edward Ochs in Otis. They made their home northwest of Otis. He preceded her in death ...
BURDETT - Arthur Lewis Mostrom, 88, died May 8 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born March 16, 1925, in Spearville, he was the son of Clarence H. and Merion E. North Mostrom. On Aug. 17, 1952, he married Faye Schadel in Alexander. She survives. A longtime resident of Burdett, he was a retired mechanic and custodian.