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Edna Kathryn Starnes 1930 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Edna Kathryn (LeManske) Starnes, 86, passed away March 10, 2016 at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital in Wichita. Born in Kansas City, on Feb. 24,1930 she was the daughter of True Jack and Hattie (Taylor) LeManske. Edna married Eugene (Gene) Starnes on Feb. 18, 1952, in Kansas City.

March 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John Frederick Dunegan 1942 - 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - John Frederick Dunegan, 73, died March 2, 2016 at Whisper-ing Chase. He was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Great Bend. He worked at Wycon/Coastal Chemicals in Cheyenne, Wyo. for many years.

March 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert E. Ray 1927 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Robert E. Ray, 88, died Dec. 20, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 17, 1927, in Wichita, he was the son of Ralph E. and Thelma (Frakes) Ray. In 1948, he married Wanda L. Williams. They later divorced. He then married Judy K. Nickels on Dec. 31, 1969, in Sterling. When Robert was 17, he enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II, as a Fireman First Class. After returning from the war he worked many places, but most recently as a truck driver for both the Oil Fields and the Sterling CO-OP ...

March 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marie E. Roberson 1936 - 2016

LARNED - Marie E. Roberson, 79, passed away March 10, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born April 30, 1936, in California, Mo., she was the daughter of Clarence and Delora Miller Smith. On Oct. 19, 1952, she married Norman Roberson in Great Bend. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.

March 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmer C. Becker 1934 - 2016

Elmer C. Becker, 81, died March 9, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 27, 1934, in Nashville, he was the son of William and Rosa Cecilia (Hagerman) Becker. On April 6, 1966, he married Marvella Krueger in Las Vegas, Nev. A Great Bend resident most of his life, he was co-owner and operator of Al's Drive In in Great Bend.

March 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Helen M. Keesling 1927 - 2016

CHASE - Helen M. Keesling, 88, died March 8, 2016, at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Russell, she was the daughter of David F. and Bertha Kastrup Miller. She graduated from Englewood High School in Englewood, Calif. On Feb. 15, 1948, she married Harold R. Keesling in Lyons. He died on May 18, 2000. A resident of Chase since the 1940's, she was a homemaker and former Fuller Brush employee for over 20 years.

March 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myron Gillock

Myron Gillock, age 66, died on March 8, 2016, at his residence in Garden City. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Price and Sons Funeral Home of Garden City.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Kenneth Walter Matson 1926 - 2016

Kenneth Walter Matson, 89, of Great Bend, and formerly of Seward, passed away on March 6, 2016, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born on September 8, 1926, he was the son of Walter E. and Martha (Satela) Matson. He grew up in Fitchburg, Mass. In 1945, he married Laura Kent in Fitchburg, Mass. She died in 1951. In 1956, he married LuWana Adams Barney. They lived in Fortuna, Calif. She died in 1990. On April 12, 1993, he married Delfina Remedio in Cebu, Phillippines. They lived in Dexter, Maine. In 2003 after traveling the world and ...

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Joan M. Smith

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Joan M. Smith, 87, died Feb. 3, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was a long time former Postmistress at Pawnee Rock.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lenora Ellen Miller 1921 - 2016

Lenora Ellen Miller, 94, died March 8, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Albert, she was the daughter of George William and Olga Ida (Witte) Schultz. On Sept. 26, 1945, she married Edward Conrad Miller at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. He died on Feb. 15, 2004. A Great Bend resident since 1992, coming from Albert, she was a farm wife.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cameron Wayne Burd 1990 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Cameron Wayne Burd, 25, passed away March 7, 2016, in Great Bend. Born April 10, 1990, in Great Bend, he was the son of Scott and Beverly Gilgenbach Burd. A longtime area resident, he was a lumber and sales associate at Sutherlands in Great Bend.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Marvin L. Ratts 1924 - 2016

RUSSELL - Marvin L. Ratts, 91, died March 5, 2016, at Main Street Manor of Russell. He was born May 31, 1924, in Atlanta, Kansas, the son of Lawrence and Mary (Williams) Ratts. He attended a rural school before moving to Yates Center, where he graduated from high school in 1942.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​LaVerne Elaine Carman 1923 - 2016

HOISINGTON - LaVerne Elaine Carman, 92, died March 7, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1923 at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of William and Hattie (Plotner) Ross. She married Kenneth Sylvester Carman Aug. 17, 1949, at Hoisington. He died June 13, 1987. She married Art Hickel March 28, 1990, at Hays. He died Oct. 7, 2004. A Hoisington resident since 1943, coming from Colorado, she was a teacher for Cheyenne School District No. 51 and Hoisington USD 431, retiring in 1985.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Thelma D. Brack 1929 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Thelma D. Brack, 86, died March 5, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 24, 1929, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glen and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. In 1948, she graduated from Hoisington High School. In August of 1949, she married John E. Koeller, in Hoisington. He died Feb. 7, 1957. She then married Glenn J. Brack on Aug. 19, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Feb. 1, 2016. A lifetime Hoisington resident, she worked as the chief telephone operator for Western Power and Light and later as a clerk for Dillons ...

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​John H. McMullen 1929 - 2016

John H. McMullen, 86, passed away on March 3, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born on May 25, 1929, at Great Bend, he was the son of James Alexander and Viola (Bittner) McMullen. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, he was employed for Western Power and Light Company in Great Bend as Power Plant Operator for 45 years prior to his retirement. He also officiated softball for the Great Bend City Recreation leagues for about eight years. He loved all kinds of shooting sports (shotgun, rifle, pistol, and archery).

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Kenneth Michael Kern 1961 - 2016

Kenneth Michael Kern, 54, died April 20, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 19, 1961, in Great Bend, he was the son ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nancy Ann Zeilinger 1948 - 2016

Nancy Ann Zeilinger, 68, died April 20, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1948, and then placed in the Emmanuel ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016

SALINA - Mathilda Hermina Prusa, 93, died April 14, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Viola K. Besthorn

HOLYROOD - Viola K. Besthorn, 94, passed away, April 20, 2016, in Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shelley V. Brooks 1954 - 2016

INDEPENDENCE - Shelley V. Brooks, 62, passed away April 15, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Born March 27, 1954, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Olen M. Munz 1955 - 2016

PRESTON - Olen M. Munz, 61, died April 13, 2016, at Pratt Regional Living Center in Pratt. He was born Jan. 23, 1955, at Great Bend ...

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Mae McVey 1938-2016

DEWEY, OKLA. - Donna Mae McVey, 78, died April 18, 2016 at her home in Dewey, Okla. Born April 14, 1938 at Garden City, she was ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pam I. Marsh 1951-2016

Pam I. Marsh. 64, died April 18, 2016 at home in Great Bend. Born June 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nona ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Jensen 1927 - 2016

TOPEKA - Jean Jensen, 89, formerly of Ellinwood, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the House at Midland Care Hospice. She was born Sept. 7, 1927 ...

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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