HUTCHINSON - Beverly Fae Harriman, 63, passed away peacefully on Jan, 11, 2014 at the Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. She was born May 29, 1950, the daughter of Fredrick and Evelyn Cochrane. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was known for her amazing talents in the domestic arts, specializing in crocheting and crafting, winning numerous Kansas State Fair awards and Best of Show categories.
Patsy Gayle McClary, 76, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 18, 1937 in Lyons, she was the daughter of W.V. and Edna Lucille (Golightly) Barnett. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married Robert J. McClary in Great Bend. He died on April 4, 2012. A resident of Great Bend most of her life, she was an office manager and bookkeeper for Standard Liquor until her retirement.
BISON - Margaret Louise Edwards, 82, passed away Jan. 11, 2014 at the Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born April 19, 1931, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sara Ware Folsom. In 1949 she married Wayne Deckert in Great Bend. He passed away Oct. 6, 1968. In 1971 she married Everett O.(Peck) Edwards at Bison. He passed away June 3, 2011. A lifetime area resident of both Larned and Bison, she was a farm wife, a bookkeeper at the Bison COOP and the secretary at the Larned Jr. High School.
Russell Stanley Hannigan Sr., 90, died Jan. 11, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Waynoka, Okla., he was the son of Frank E. and Lucy (Whitaker) Hannigan. On Feb. 17, 1943, he married Florence Folger in Hoisington. She died on Oct. 2, 1995. A resident of Great Bend, coming from Hoisington in 1948, he was the owner and operator of Town and Country Mobile Homes and later Hannigan's Antique Autos.
ORCHARD, Neb. - Jonathan Carl Lehmann, 48, died Jan. 9, 2014. Born July 9, 1965, in Papua, New Guinea, he was the son of Arlo and Euleen "Joyce" (Werth) Lehmann. In 1984 he graduated from Claflin High School. He received his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Barton Community College and attended Kansas State University. On June 1, 1991, he married Michelle Nordstrom in Manhattan. To this marriage three children were born, Seth, Ashton, and Shay.
OTIS - Roger L. Brack, 67, Otis, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
BUNKER HILL - Dorothia Frances Anderson, 100, of Bunker Hill, died Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born on July 27, 1913, in Bunker Hill, the daughter of William and Claudie (Hatton) Moore. She graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She was married to Harley E. Reiss. He died in 1971. She later married William Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1981. She worked as a homemaker, and at one time for many years she worked for the Bunker Hill Grocery Store.
GREAT BEND - Dolores M. Newell, 76, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at her residence in Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - Lyle Dean Juergensen, age 77, of Great Bend passed away at Great Bend Regional Hospital Jan. 10, 2014.
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. - Barbara Louise Knupp Lucas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Life Care of Collegedale, Tenn. She was 83 years old.
Shirley Woods, 78, died Jan. 8, 2014 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.
GARDNER - Grace Ann McNaney, 62, of Gardner, passed away Jan. 9, 2014 at Meadowbrook Skilled Nursing Hospital.
WICHITA - Robert L. "Bob" Reif, 79, passed from this earth on Jan. 9, 2014.
Betty J. Lawson, 86, died Jan. 8 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. She was born Oct. 18, 1927, at Earlsboro, Okla., the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Barker) Malone. She married Jimmy Edward Lawson Sept. 29, 1955, at Seminole, Okla. He died Oct. 2, 2005. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Seminole, Okla., she was a homemaker. She also resided in El Dorado.
DORRANCE - Melvin Edward Meier, 84, of Dorrance, died Jan. 08 at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina. He was born on May 12, 1929, in rural Dorrance. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.