LARNED - Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. She was born October 23, 1935, to Leo P. and Ruth G. (Schlick) Gleason in Spearville. On March 2, 1957, she married A.W. (Bill) Schartz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hodgeman County. He survives.
Donald H. Matthews, 87, died Dec. 31, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, at Medicine Lodge, the son of Harry and Clara (Chambers) Matthews. Don married Mary Louise Powell Jan. 22, 1957, at Great Bend. She died Nov. 23, 2010.
CHASE - Willard Herzberg, 77, died Dec. 25, 2015, in Hutchinson. Born June 12, 1938, in Coffeyville, he was the son of Alvin and Rachel (Nufer) Herzberg. On Jan. 6, 1989, he married Irene Ingle. Formerly of Great Bend he was a resident of Chase for the last 27 years. He owned and operated H-H Stables in Great Bend for many years. He was also a truck driver for Branson Truck Lines and had retired in 2008.
GREAT BEND - Uyvon "Vonnie" Emma Jackson, 92, went to heaven Dec. 29, 2015, passing away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood, surrounded by her loving family and Woodhaven care providers. Born March 27, 1923, in Hastings, Neb., she was the daughter of Fred and Hazel (Peak) Fosbinder. On Aug. 12, 1942, she married Oris Arthur Jackson in North Platte, Neb. He died July 7, 1985. A Great Bend resident since 1960, coming from Nebraska, she retired from the plastics department at Fuller Brush Company in 1985, after many years of service. During her time of employment, Fuller Brush had the ...
TIMKEN - Irene Marie Holopirek, 91, died Dec. 29, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Feb. 24, 1924, at Great Bend, the daughter of Narzis Joseph and Mary Laura (Horyna) Gleissner. She married Alvin G. "Al" Holopirek Aug. 24, 1947, at Pike's Peak, Colorado. He died March 22, 2005.
LARNED - James A. (Jim) Bohart, 80 passed away Dec. 27, 2015, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born July 30, 1935, in Larned, he was the son of Jack and Neta Smith Bohart. On July 22, 1956, he married Joan Blackwell in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident of Larned he was retired from the USD 495 School and as a Chamber of Commerce Manager.
Jon A. Kubitscheck, 57, died Dec. 26, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1958, at Liberal, the son of Joseph L. and Viola Mae (Weigel) Kubitscheck. A Great Bend resident since the mid '90s, coming from Minturn, Colo., Jon was a mechanic by trade and worked in the construction industry.
HOISINGTON - Funeral services for Robert E. Ray, 88, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Services had been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Sterling Community Cemetery in Sterling. Services are now pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.