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JuneAnna Marie Cruz-Gray 2005 - 2017

HUDSON - June-Anna Marie Cruz-Gray, 12, died Oct. 31, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born May 13, 2005, at Great Bend, the daughter of Tabitha Gray. A Hudson resident for nine years, coming from Hoisington, JuneAnna was a seventh-grade student. She enjoyed tap dancing, animals and birds.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jerry J. Stoecklein

Jerry J. Stoecklein, 85, died Nov. 1, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clarissa “Mickey” Blessing 1932 - 2017

Clarissa "Mickey" Blessing, 85, died Oct. 28, 2017, at Country Place Living in Larned. Born July 5, 1932, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Emil R. and Mary Therese (Kinzel) Zecha. Clarissa married William Robert "Bill" Blessing Aug. 25, 1951 ,at Russell. He died Feb. 13, 2002. A lifetime Barton County resident, she worked on the meat cutting line for Theis Packing Company and earlier worked as a seamstress for Marlette Homes. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, walking, coffee fellowship, and time with her family.

October 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Amy Louise Elmore 1922-2017

Larned - Amy Louise Elmore, 94, passed away Oct. 29, 2017 at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Charles B. and Anna Spreier Lewis. A lifetime area resident, she was a farmwife, teacher and a reading specialist in the Rozel-Burdett area.

October 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kathy Williams 1953-2017

GREAT BEND - Kathy (Jenisch) Williams, 64, died Oct. 27, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born Sept. 21, 1953, at Great Bend, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Finger) Jenisch. She married Tim Williams Oct. 8, 1996, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Odin and Great Bend, Mrs. Williams was a beautician at Total Concepts and a jewelry clerk at JCPenney until her retirement.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Brenton Jay Weathers 1957 - 2017

Brenton Jay Weathers, 60, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born March 21, 1957, at Larned, the son of James L. and Elaine (Bauer) Weathers. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Weathers worked in the oilfield.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Bruce Werner 1934 - 2017

OVERLAND PARK - Robert Bruce Werner, "Bob," 82, of Overland Park passed away on Oct. 22, 2017. Bob was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Axtell, to Ralph (Turk) and Mabel Werner. He graduated from Axtell High School, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. Bob served in Alaska during the Korean War. He was later stationed in Waco, Texas, and received an honorable discharge in 1956. Bob graduated from Baker University with a degree in journalism. He was employed by the Great Bend Tribune for more than 30 years, and retired from the Tribune as publisher. Bob took pride ...

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Christine L. Salgado 1952 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Christine L. Salgado, 65, died on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kansas City. She was born on March 4, 1952, in Hoisington, the daughter of John L. Torrez and Bessie (Navarro) Torrez. Christine grew up in the Hoisington community, residing there until 1993. She graduated from Hoisington High School in 1970, and then attended Barton Community College, graduating with her Associate of Arts Degree in 1972.

October 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Loretta M. Morgenstern 1921 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Loretta M. Morgenstern, 96, died Oct. 25, 2017, at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born May 31, 1921, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Emil and Sophia (Sausen) Demel. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married LeRoy Morgenstern in Wichita. He died on Oct. 3, 1993. Loretta, a lifetime Hoisington resident and dedicated farm wife and mother, worked for a short time at Valley Center Bank in Valley Center, after graduating from Wichita Business College.

October 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald J. Reichuber 1947 - 2017

LARNED - Ronald J. Reichuber, 70, passed away Oct. 23, 2017, at his residence in Larned. He was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Great Bend, the son of Leo F. and Caroline E. Hines Reichuber. On Aug. 23, 2002, he married Judy L. Flanigan in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident he was a farmer for 15 years and worked at the Juvenile Corrections Office for 15 years. He loved woodworking, music and technology.

October 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sandra Mae Wilhelm 1941-2017

SEWARD - Sandra Mae Wilhelm, 76, died Oct. 23, 2017, at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. She was born Jan. 29, 1941, at Bazine, the daughter of Emanuel and Evelyn (Bruse) Foos. She married Wayne Wilhelm Nov. 13, 1956, at Fort Morgan, Colo. A Seward resident since 1968, coming from Great Bend, Mrs. Wilhelm was a machine operator for Fuller Brush for 28 years, and previously was a cook at Radium Grade School.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


David John Quesenbury 1957-2017

ELLINWOOD - David John Quesenbury, 60, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Richard Kent Feldman 1944 - 2017

Richard Kent Feldman, 73, went to his Heavenly Home on Oct. 19, 2017. He was born March 23, 1944 in Great Bend to Harold and Clara Mae Kurth-Feldman.

October 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


LaVada Mae (Steinle) Small 1937 - 2017

BUNKER HILL - LaVada Mae (Steinle) Small, 80, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Russell Regional Hospital. LaVada was born Aug. 22, 1937, on the family farm south of Bunker Hill. She grew up in the Bunker Hill area and graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She then attended Beauticians School in Dodge City. She was united in marriage to Noyd L. Small on Jan. 5, 1958, in Russell. They made their home in the Russell area for a couple of years before moving out to the farm near Bunker Hill. Noyd preceded her in death on May 22 ...

October 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Adee 1923 - 2017

GREAT BEND – Betty Lee Lorraine (Krueger) Adee, 93, passed away peacefully Oct. 15, 2017, at Good Samaritan Villa Grace in Ellsworth. She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Salina, the daughter of Joseph Julius and Marie Elizabeth (Kindsvater) Krueger. She was a 1941 graduate of Salina High School and attended Marymount College of Kansas in Salina where she received an associate degree in 1943, and began a career in education, a profession she continued for nearly sixty years. She began teaching in Wells where she met her future husband, she also taught a year in Claflin.

October 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Harvey Eugene Linn 1930-2017

ALBERT - Harvey Eugene Linn, 87, died Nov. 11, 2017, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla., the ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Irene Pommerenke 1917 - 2017

LENEXA - Mildred Irene Pommerenke, 100, passed away quietly as she watched the sunset on her porch, Oct. 9, 2017, at Greenwood Terrace in Lenexa, where ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gary Dale Miller 1949 - 2017

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Gary Dale Miller, 67, was born on Nov. 6, 1949, in Great Bend, and passed away on Oct. 25, 2017. He resided ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emily A. (Henning) Ward 1931 - 2017

Emily A. Henning Ward, 86, died Nov. 9, 2017, at Great Bend. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Kingman County the daughter of John ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Curt L. Richards 1958-2017

RUSSELL - Curt L. Richards, 59, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born Feb. 13, 1958 in ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Verna J. Riemann 1927-2017

BEAVER - Verna J. Riemann, 90, died Nov. 9, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth. She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Wilson, the daughter ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darlene Marie Dean 1951 - 2017

Darlene Marie Dean, 66, died Nov. 8, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1951 at Hays, to Aloysius and Cleopha ...

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobby Leon Gitgood 1952 - 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. - Bobby Leon Gitgood, 64, died on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Betty and Smokey Kramer ...

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leota June Mettling, 1924-2017

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Leota June Mettling, 93, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Nov. 3, 2017 in the loving hands of her daughter Deanne and ...

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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