HUTCHINSON - Francis E. 'Gene' Stambaugh, 83, died April 3, 2012 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
GREAT BEND - Bill Starbuck, 83, died April 7, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - Lydia Blehm, 90, died April 6, 2012 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
AURORA, Colo. - Willa Jean (Penka) Schulte died April 3, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. She was born on Jan. 15, 1932.
HOISINGTON - Steven Bradley Crawford, 63, died April 1, 2012 at his residence in Hoisington.
GREAT BEND - Violet Fern Seder, 92, died April 6, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - John J. Brown, 70, died March 27, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
HAYS - Evelyn Scheck, 95, died April 5, 2012 at St. Johns Long Term Care, Hays.
Robert J. "Bob" McClary, 78, died April 4 at The Life Care Center of Wichita. Born Aug. 2, 1933, in El Dorado, he was the son of John F. and Maudyne (Brown) McClary. He married Patsy G. Barnett on Jan. 22, 1956, in Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked in many areas of the oilfield service industry, and was owner and operator of McClary Tank Service and Action Carpet Cleaning.
GREAT BEND - Bonnie M. Mooer, 86, died April 4, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Eleanor C. "Ellie" Wilkinson, 87, died April 4, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ULYSSES - Billie M. Carter, 84, died on April 3 at her home in Ulysses. Born June 30, 1927, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of William and Beatrice (Wolfe) Elliott. On May 23, 1947, she married Robert M. (Bob) Carter in Ulysses. He died on Oct. 31, 2001. She was a homemaker.
BUCKLIN - Lydia Eileen McClain, 53, died on April 3. She was born on May 10, 1958. Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City is in charge of arrangements.
ELLINWOOD - Shirley Anne DeWerff, 78, died April 1, 2012, after a battle with cancer at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born April 24, 1933 at Great Bend, the daughter of Edwin and Dorothy (Heater) Corbett.
PERRYTON, Texas - Charles "Gail" Hurter, 77, died March 29, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - Kirby Dean Ricke, 61, died Oct. 11, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 2, 1953, in Alva, Okla., he was the son of Theodore Dean and Darlene (Huffman) Ricke. Kirby graduated in 1971 from Hoisington High School. He was active in both vocal music and band programs, excelling at the trumpet. A very talented artist, Kirby was also active in the high school art department, winning top awards at many contests and shows. On July 14, 1973, he married Mary A Boxberger in Hoisington. His artistic talents and his love for music were meshed into his career ...
DEsther L. Koochel, 100, died Oct. 12 at Sterling House of Great Bend. Born Sept. 19, 1914 at Timken, she was the daughter of John and Mollie (Erdman) Lorenz.
Nadine Dreiling, 81, died October 10, 2014, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1933, in Neck City, Mo., the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, moving from Chase, she and her husband owned and operated Don's Food Mart, and she retired from Dillons Pharmacy.
HOISINGTON - Lila Jean Haberman, 80, died Oct. 11 at her daughter's home in Olmitz. She was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Galatia, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Steinert) Wagner. She married Jim Stoss on July 30, 1952. He died Dec. 25, 1979. She then married Larry Haberman on March 30, 1991. He died Dec. 8, 2006. Lila Jean was a resident of Hoisington, coming from Olmitz. Lila, along with her husband Jim, owned and operated Jim's Place and the Olmitz Grocery till the early '70s. She later worked as a bartender for the Eagles Lodge in Great ...
Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Homer and Katherine (Jones) Dyer. On Jan. 4, 1954, he married Julitta M. Elsen, in Great Bend. She died on March 12, 1995. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.
John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...