ELLINWOOD - Virginia L. Pangburn Bayer, 79, died Oct. 17 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Lyons, she was the daughter of Virgil L. Pangburn and Vera P. Misner. She graduated from Sterling College. A lifetime Rice county resident, she was a farm wife, secretary at Conoco Oil Company of Lyons, a former Rice County probate judge and an amateur anthropologist. On Nov. 8, 1953, she married Merrill D. Bayer in Lyons. He died Nov. 13, 2003.
Lucile I. Gordon, 98, died Oct. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Dover, she was the daughter of Albert B. and Iva (Briggs) Ottinger. A resident of Great Bend since 1936, coming from Abilene, she was a bookkeeper for Bentley Hardware and Guy Gordon Accounting Service. On March 8, 1936, she married Guy G. Gordon at Wakarusa. He died May 5, 1989.
CUNNINGHAM - Edyth Catherine Mavity, 97, died Oct. 15 at Kingman Community Hospital in Kingman. She was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Norcatur, the daughter of Clarence Leo and Ethel (Stevens) Ward.
ELLINWOOD - Margaret Lou Molder Arnold Schreck, 78, died Oct. 15 at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born June 23, 1932, at Mulberry, Ark., she was the daughter of Jim and Mary Molder. She had been an Ellinwood resident since 1951, formerly of Mulberry. She married Maurice Schreck on Aug. 2, 1969, in Ellinwood. She retired in 1976 as a nurse at Great Bend Manor. She was a graduate of Mulberry (Ark.) High School.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Eugene Dale Daubert, 69, passed away Oct. 11 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. He was born on July 26, 1941, in Great Bend, to Elmer and Florene Daubert. After graduating from Great Bend Senior High in 1959, he went on to obtain his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wichita and, in 1969, obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa Law School. Gene was a longtime resident of Tulsa, Okla,, before he moved to North Dakota, Montana and Colorado.
ELLINWOOD - Frederick W. Feist, 83, died Oct. 14 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in rural Claflin, the son of Anthony L. and Eva Christoph Feist. He married Katherine Kimpler on Nov. 11, 1952, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ellinwood. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was a retired welder and a partner in Rollins Bit Service, Ellinwood. He also was a driver for the senior citizens' bus, Ellinwood.
Lucile I. Gordon, 98, of Great Bend, died Oct. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, and will be announced.
Jo Ann Heaton, 84, of Great Bend, died Oct. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, at Pittsburg, the daughter of Earl S. and Ida Lucille (Switzer) Jeffries. She married James Francis Heaton on May 25, 1950, at All Faiths Chapel on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan. He died Oct. 10, 2010. She was a 1944 graduate of Argentine High School, Kansas City, Kan., and a 1948 graduate of Kansas State University. She was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Kansas City, Kan., and Pittsburg.
Irvin A. Rose, 78, of Great Bend, died Oct. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born March 26, 1932, at the family farm in Stafford County, the son of Chester and Mary (Krkosska) Rose. He married Joyce L. Burhenn Oct. 6, 1956, at Ellinwood. He was a farmer and stockman. He was a Great Bend resident since 2004, coming from Hudson.
Raymond K. Morgan, 81, of Great Bend, died Oct. 13 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born May 21, 1929, at Arkansas City, the son of James and Allie (King) Morgan. He married Irene Emily Elliott on May 23, 1949, at Arkansas City. Ray and Irene have resided in GReat Bend since 1950, coming here from Arkansas City. Ray worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a freight operator. He was a longtime employee of Larry's Garden Center. He then retired from the City of Great Bend Park Department after 22 years of service. He enjoyed gardening and ...
Robert L. "Rob" Pelster Jr., 39, died Oct. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Great Bend, the son of Robert L. Pelster Sr. and Lodema "Dee" (Garrett) Pelster. He married Frankie Lea on Aug. 14, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Log-Tech of Kansas as a wireline tech. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Melvin J. Maneth, 78, of Great Bend, died Oct. 16 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Shaffer, the son of John and Anna (Haberman) Maneth. He married LaRue Legleiter on June 11, 1957, at Olmitz. He was a retired farmer and rural letter carrier. He was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from rural Albert.
Raymond K. Morgan, 81, of Great Bend, died Oct. 13 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home and will be announced.
Robert L. "Rob" Pelster, Jr., 39, of Great Bend, died Oct. 13 at his home. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home and will be announced.
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.