HOISINGTON - Alice Carrola Ochs Batt, 93, died March 31, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital. Born September 7, 1922, on the family farm in northern Barton County, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Steinert) Ochs. On Feb. 15, 1942, she married Robert Batt at Bender Hill Church, in southern Russell County. Robert preceded her in death on May 5, 1996.
PLAINVILLE - LeRoy A. Wessel, 64, died March 29, 2016, in Hays. Born March 28, 1952 in Axtell, he was the son of Raymond and Mary (Brucken) Wessel. On Nov. 25, 1977, he married Julia Rogers in Stockton. He was a Senior Field Supervisor for Kansas Fishing Tool, Inc. of Great Bend.
Susan "Sue" Julian, 57, died March 29, 2016, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 24, 1958, at Wichita, the daughter of Duane and Margaret (Ball) Huntwork. She was a cook at LeAnn's, since 1984, and was previously employed by Slack's Bar and Grill.
ROCHESTER, Ill. - Colleen McCoy, 76, passed away March 23, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. Born on June 8, 1939 in Fairview, Okla. she was the daughter of Frank B. and Audrey (Cunningham) Cluster. On Dec. 23, 1961, she married Ted L. McCoy. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School and Fort Hays Kansas State Teachers College. Over her career, she worked as a demonstrator for the electric company, a school teacher, and a seamstress specializing in custom wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
ST. JOHN - Kelly F. Crissman, 52, passed away on March 26, 2016. Born on May 18, 1963, at Great Bend he was the son of Sam and Sharon (Estes) Crissman Jr. A life-long resident of St. John, he was a progressive farmer. On April 5, 1999, he married Marcia L. Christendon at Colorado Springs, Colo. She survives.
LARNED - – Alice Jean Seltman, 99, passed away March 27, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Jan. 24, 1917, in Pawnee Rock she was the daughter of Vernon (Pete) and Thelma Williams Daniels. On Sept. 22, 1935, she married Albert August Seltman in Rozel. He passed away on Jan. 7, 2000. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and a retired Occupational Therapist from the Larned State Hospital.
LARNED - Larry L. Miller, 73, passed away March 27, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born March 11, 1943, in Great Bend he was the son of Warren W. and Glennis Evelyn Lile Miller. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer and an auctioneer.
Isabelle A. (Herrman) Befort, age 98, former Great Bend resident, died March 25, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Lyons. She was born on Jan. 8, 1918 in rural Rush County near Liebenthal, the daughter of John L. and Katherine (Weber) Herrman.
Genevieve Smith Lorenzen, 90, died March 25, 2016, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Seattle, Wash., she was the daughter of Robert P. Hemmingsen and Ella Francis Totten. Seattle is where She met her first husband, Oliver O. Smith Jr. They were married on May 15, 1945. He preceded her on Aug. 1, 1976. This union had four children, David (Susie) Smith, of Sussex, Wis., Bertie (Donnie) Lang, of St. John, Gary D. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Sharon Komarek, deceased. During this marriage, at age 45, she received her Registered Nurse degree and worked ...
WINTHROP, Maine - Maria Ramona (Lemuz) Palleschi was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Albert. She was the daughter of Cirilo Lopez Lemuz and Josefa Marquez Lemuz. Maria (known as Mona to friends) graduated from Rozel High School in Kansas and attended the Dominican School of Nursing, and became a licensed registered nurse (RN).
Angelia Jane Morgan, 40, died March 17, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1976, in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of Edward and Martha (Derrickson) Morgan. A resident of Great Bend, she was a caregiver.
CLAFLIN - Beverly Joan Zink, 76, died March 20, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born April 17, 1939, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Henry P. and Augusta (Hlavaty) Lichter. Beverly graduated from Otis High School in 1957 and then Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.