Marion Lightfoot passed away Sept. 10, 2016, at his daughter's home in Arkansas City following a battle with kidney disease. Marion was born March 31, 1931, in Hartford, Ohio, to Beulah Lightfoot and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Edgar and Mary Lightfoot, on a farm near LaRue, Ohio. He graduated from high school in a class of 13 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he played varsity football, joined the Air Force ROTC program and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He completed fighter pilot training at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and flew ...
September 13, 2016|
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ELLINWOOD - Esther M. Oberle, 98, died Sept. 11, 2016, at Wheatlands Healthcare Center in Kingman. Born March 1, 1918, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Peter and Anna Straub Kimpler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Joseph P. Oberle, in Barton County. He died Nov. 12, 1979. A resident of Kingman since 2000, previously of Bushton and Claflin, she was the former cook for the Holy Name and Bushton schools.
HOLTON- Ronald Dean Folk, 74, passed away Sept.12, 2016, at Medicalodges Jackson County. Born June 24, 1942, in Lorraine, he was the son of Guy and Sylvia (Klima) Folk. In 1960, he graduated from Holyrood High School. On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Janice Lee Brown in Holyrood. She survives. He attended Emporia State for 1 year and was a member of the football team. He then transferred to Kansas State University graduating in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and later graduated from Wichita State University in 1973 with a Master's Degree in Education ...
EL PASO, Texas - Michael Jovanee Carrasco, 8, died Sept. 7, 2016, at El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas. Born Oct. 9, 2007 at Great Bend, he was the son of Norberto and Claudia (Torres) Carrasco.
GREAT BEND - LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt, age 92, died Sept. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Heizer, the daughter of Paul James and Agnes Viola (Schroeder) Pascoe, Jr. LaVerne married Franklin Dale Reinhardt, O.D., December 25, 1950, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, LaVerne owned and operated Heirloom Creations Quilt Shop. She was a member of Foundry Methodist Church, Gideons International Auxiliary, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout den mother, and enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, woodworking, crocheting, carpentry, and was especially known for her passion for the State of ...
Claudie Jean Biles, 87, died Sept. 9, 2016, at her home in Heizer. She was born Dec. 26, 1928, at Gainsville, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Margie (Harley) Piland. She married Roy M. Biles April 30, 1945, at Great Bend. He died April 21, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1940, coming from Gainsville, Mo., Mrs. Biles was a homemaker and was a former receptionist for Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory.
LODI, Wis. - Lawrence R. Knupp, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Lodi, Wis. He was born on Sept. 3, 1942, to Roy E. and Juanita Knupp in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1960. Larry married Carol Jean Lathrop, on Sept. 1, 1960, in Ellinwood.
Terry Allen Holopirek, 62, died Sept. 8, 2016 at his home in Great Bend. He was born March 28, 1954 at La Crosse, the son of Alvin G. "Al" and Irene Marie (Gleissner) Holopirek. He was a fabricator for KMW Ltd. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and collecting guns, coins and stamps.
Maxine Iris Puckett died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in company of her family in Longview, Texas. She was born Jan. 29, 1927, the daughter of E.L. and Irene Bush. She was a 1945 graduate of Great Bend High School. On Sept. 28, 1950, she married Kelly B. Puckett in Wichita. She was employed as a secretary at Bankers Investment of Great Bend, later by employed by Stickney Distributing and a part time employee of the Great Bend Tribune. She had a passion for playing bridge, dancing with her husband and friends, and tending to her flowers.
Joan M. Bader, 81, died Sept. 7, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 23, 1935, at Redwing she was the daughter of Joseph and Maude (Eveleigh) Habiger. On Sept. 1, 1955, she married Robert Lee Bader at Hoisington. He died Jan. 4, 2011. A Great Bend resident since 1955, coming from Osborne, she was a homemaker. She was passionate about taking care of the neighborhood animals. She loved flower gardening.
ELLINWOOD - James "Jim" L. Clarke Sr., 70, passed away Sept. 5, 2016, in Wichita. Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Buffafo, New York, he was the son of Wade Clarke and Pauline (La Point) Musenbrock. He was a lifelong resident of Barton County where he worked as a truck driver in the oil field industry including 20 plus years at NCRA. On May 1, 1990, he married Carolyn (Myers) Clarke. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, David Codner (Maria), James Clarke Jr.; four daughters, Lisa Wettstein (John), Mary Hudson, Jerri Codner, Michelle Spaeth (John); a brother, Kenneth ...