"Weez" Vernon E. Duntz, Jr., 56, died Oct. 28, 2013 at his residence in Raymond. He was born Sept. 12, 1957 in Fremont, Neb. the son of Vernon and Karen (Walters) Duntz, Sr. He was a lifetime Chase and Raymond community resident.
NATOMA - Ruby Daldeen (Fortner) Blazer, 76, died Oct. 28, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born March 28, 1937 in Gossell, she was the daughter of James Kendall and Belva (Joiner) Fortner. She was a graduate of Kingman High School and attended Sterling College. On April 10, 1981 she married James Everett "Jim" Blazer in St. John. They made their home in Great Bend and later in 1999, they moved to Natoma. She was the owner and operator of the "Special Touch Flower Shop" in Great Bend.
HAYS - Wendelin A. "Buddy" Dinges, 90, died Oct. 27, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1923 in Schoenchen, he was the son of Carl and Christina (Dreher) Dinges. On Aug. 26, 1946, he married Alvera Leiker in Hays. She died in 2011. He worked in construction and at the Higher View Dairy, the LK Dairy, and at the Hadley Regional Medical Center.
Carla M. Yahne, 63, died Oct. 27 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Born Aug. 17, 1950 in Wichita, she was the daughter of Max and Genelle (White) Vinson. On June 7, 1970 she married Bruce E. Yahne in Great Bend. She was a graduate of Brown Mackie College and Barton Community College. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a secretary in the oil and gas industry, being employed by Terra Resources and Phillips 66, and was a legal clerk for Kaufman and Horner Law Office.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kent. - Duane Francis Klug, 64, of Elizabethtown, Kent., passed away Oct. 20, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kent. Born Nov. 4, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alois (Lou) Klug and Thelma Schneweis Klug. He attended schools in Odin, graduating from Holyrood High School and was a graduate of Kansas State University.
WILLOW SPRING, N.C. -Eric Bortz, devoted family man of Willow Spring, passed away Oct. 24, 2013. Eric was born and raised in Great Bend and moved to North Carolina in 1997. While his life would seem too short to many, those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who he had touched in some small way.
MEADE - Lois A. (Wheeler) Eudaley, 84, died Oct. 25, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade. Born Feb. 27, 1929, in rural Gridley, she was the daughter of Chester Arthur and Audrey Aileen (Wilson) Wheeler. As a young girl, she attended the Emporia school system, graduating from Emporia High School. On June 4, 1950, she married John "Bill" Eudaley in Emporia. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Manhattan for 53 years. Over the years she was a homemaker and later in life she worked as a cook for USD 38. She enjoyed working outdoors, working in ...
ABILENE - Brooklyn Lee Debenham, 5, of Abilene, passed away on Oct. 23, after a fatal farm accident. Brooklyn always had a smile on her face and brought laughter and happiness to everyone she was around. She had her dads smile, her moms toes and the prettiest blue eyes. Brooklyn loved singing, dancing, playing dress-up, and playing with her sisters.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Magdalen Robl, 93, died Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. Born on June 14, 1920 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Mike and Anna Robl. A graduate of Ellinwood High School, she worked for an oil company in Houston, Texas and retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
LARNED - Richard H. Lewis, 80, died Oct. 23, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born July 22, 1933, in Timken, he was the son of Willis (Tad) and Hazel I. Vanderford Lewis. On June 18, 1965, he married Gwendolyn (Gwen) F. Morris in Larned. She passed away Aug. 6, 2004. A lifetime area resident, he was a heating and air conditioning technician.
HOISINGTON - Elwood L. "Woody" Doze, 50, died Oct. 23 at his home in rural Hoisington. He was born July 4, 1963, at Great Bend, the son of Robert and Florence (Clayton) Doze. Elwood graduated from Great Bend High School where he was a member of the FFA. He had been a Hoisington resident since 2002, coming from Medicine Lodge. He worked as a rancher and enjoyed roping and also rode in the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty.