PRATT - Frank J. Reif, 99, died July 26, at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Oct. 1, 1913 in Claflin, he was the son of Alois and Anna (Hitschmann) Reif. On Aug. 16, 1939 he married Salome M. Moeder in Odin. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 2000. He was a farmer.
RUSSELL - Earlin Arnold Mai, 85, died July 29 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Aug. 22, 1927 in Russell, he was the son of John J. and Katherine E. (Maier) Mai. He grew up and attended school in the Bender Hill area and graduated from Russell High School. Earlin was united in marriage to Janice Steinert on June 1, 1952 at the Trinity Lutheran Bender Hill Church. Janice preceded him in death on June 21, 2008. Earlin was a farmer/stockman his whole life.
Wilma "Jean" Schenk, 83, died July 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 18, 1930 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Joe and Zora (Zinn) Stukey. On May 5, 1965 she married Clemith Burton in Hoisington. He died on Oct. 21, 1994. She married Harold Schenk on Dec. 14, 1996 in Olmitz. He survives. A long time resident of Great Bend, she owned and operated a beauty salon.
NESS CITY - Susan Elaine Gonzalez, age 53, passed away at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas on July 19, 2013. She was born on July 28, 1959, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Robert L. and Venice M. (House) Rodie. Susan was raised in New Whiteland, Ind. She was a 1979 graduate of New Whiteland High School. She moved to Kansas in 1985 where she remained until her recent passing.
GOLDEN, Colo. - Kenneth Mitchell, 68, died on July 15 near his home in Golden, Colo. He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in England. He spent most of his adult life as a mechanic, working on heavy machinery on Long Island in N.Y.
LARNED - With her family by her side, Linda Sue (Cooper) Satterlee, 64, of rural Larned, and formerly of Great Bend and Macksville, went to see her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Diversicare Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Larned after a lengthy illness.
LARNED - Linda S. (Cooper) Satterlee, 64, of rural Larned and formerly of Great Bend, passed away on July 22, at the Diversicare of Larned Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Larned after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending with Charter Funerals of Great Bend.
Kim Marie Pelster, 57, died July 20 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Jan. 1, 1956 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert L. Sr. and Lodema (Garrett) Pelster. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, she was a foster mother and a driver for St. Francis Academy.
Diana Grace Trimmer, 52, passed away July 22, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1961 at St Rose Hospital in Great Bend, the daughter of Hazel Grace Johnson and Joseph Delaine Levingston. The oldest of four siblings, Diana grew up in Pawnee Rock and attended Pawnee Rock High School. She married John Dixon Trimmer June 10, 1976. They adopted 12 children and lived in the rural Great Bend area. As a wife, mother, sister, and advocate, Diana dedicated her life to helping children in need, family, and friends.