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Stella Louise Parker 1940 - 2013

LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.

December 10, 2013 | | Obituaries

Eldon Mayford Myers

HOISINGTON - Eldon Mayford Myers, 92, died Dec. 8 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

December 09, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Obituaries

Nina Mae Hale 1931 - 2013

NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved to Lindsay, Okla. She worked for Dr. Long, optometrist, and later, for the American Exchange Bank from 1980 until retiring in 2002. She was a devoted mother ...

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Norma J. Haynes 1931-2013

LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.

December 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lawrence L. Bauer 1924-2013

BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.

December 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Louise Brock Hamilton 1932 - 2013

TOPEKA - Noted local artist, Louise Brock Hamilton, passed away on Dec. 5. She was born in Great Bend on April 25, 1932, to George and Ella Jane Heim of Ellinwood. Louise completed her early education in the Ellinwood schools. She majored in drawing and painting in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She continued her education at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., and Washburn University, Topeka.

December 07, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Obituaries

C. Jo Daniel 1937 - 2013

HUTCHINSON - C. Jo Daniel, 76, died Dec. 2, at her home in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Mildred Alice (Ransopher) Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School. She retired as a retail clerk.

December 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Alvin Albert Brensing 1916 - 2013

HUDSON - Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, died Dec. 3 at Thorn Care Center Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 14, 1916 on a farm northwest of Hudson in Stafford County. He was the son of Edward and Dena (Mindrup) Brensing, the youngest of their children. He started school at Clarksburg Country School going on to attend and graduate from Hudson High School in 1934. After high school graduation he attended Salt City Business College, graduating with honors in 1936. He began working for the Stafford County Flour Mill Company on May 20, 1937 and continued working for this company for ...

December 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Janet Y. Murphy 1947 - 2013

LARNED - Janet Y. Murphy, 66, died Dec. 5 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Nov. 24, 1947, in Compton, Calif., she was the daughter of Hubert and Lu Disney Hanes. On Sept. 9, 1967, she married Robert R. Smyth at Winfield. He died Dec. 5, 1992. On Nov. 27, 1993, she married Melvin M. Murphy Jr. at Larned. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a program technician at the FSA office in Larned.

December 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ruth E. (Beardsley) Parker 1927 - 2013

Ruth E. (Beardsley) Parker, 86, of Great Bend, and formerly of New York, N.Y., passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 26, 1927, in Auburn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Theodore R. and Ruth E. (Burden) Beardsley. On Aug. 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Parker at Skaneateles, N.Y. The couple made their home in Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to her retirement she became interested in genealogy and worked on her ancestry for over 35 years. She traveled and enjoyed going to where her ancestors ...

December 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Clifford Franklin Kopke 1925 - 2013

RUSSELL - Clifford Franklin Kopke, 88, died Dec. 1, 2013 at a Littleton, Colorado assisted living facility. Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Emporia, he was the son of William C. Kopke and Sophia Adaline Van Deren Kopke. In 1943 graduated from high school in Emporia. On Feb. 28, 1948, he married Margaret Dorothy Back in Wichita, living in Hoisington before relocating to Russell. She died on Aug. 27, 1983. He was employed by a tent and awning factory before being employed in oil exploration. After military service he was employed by John O. Farmer for 51 years working mostly in the ...

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Harry Lee Hunsley 1931 - 2013

RUSSELL - Harry Lee Hunsley III, 82, died Dec. 1, 2013 at his residence in Russell. Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Larned, he was the son Harry, Jr. and Ann (Bishop) Hunsley. He grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. On Aug. 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Joan Marie Wilkerson, in Russell. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2005. He was a professional licensed engineer and land surveyor. He was also a former certified city planner, a private pilot ...

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Richard Lee Evans 1924-2013

HOISINGTON - Richard Lee Evans, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ida Funk 1931-2013

WINFIELD - Ida Funk, 82, died Dec. 3, 2013 at her home in Winfield. Born March 18, 1931, in Raymond, she was the daughter of Arch and Alma(Ash) Cain. She was raised and attended schools in Great Bend and Raymond. On Dec. 1, 1960, she married Paul Funk in Great Bend. He passed away July 7, 1999. She was employed at F. W. Woolworth in high school and during World War II at Beech Aircraft. She later worked side by side with Paul in many business ventures that culminated with Paul's Carry Out in Mulvane. She was also a ...

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Michael Axton

OLATHE - Michael Axton, 76, died Dec. 2 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

December 03, 2013 | | Obituaries

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June Bowyer-Sowell 1934 - 2016

CHICO, Texas - June Bowyer-Sowell, 81, died on Oct. 15, 2016, in Decatur, Texas. Born Oct. 16, 1934, in Great Bend she was the daughter of ...

October 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Vivian Victoria Roberts 1917-2016

LARNED – Vivian Victoria Roberts, 99, passed away on Oct. 13, 2016 at Diversicare of Larned. Born Aug. 11, 1917 at Halstead, she was the daughter ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

David F. Folkerts, CPA 1938-2016

David F. Folkerts, CPA, 78, died Oct. 12, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1938, at Larned, he was the son of ...

October 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Rita Jo Bownes 1959-2016

Rita Jo (Link) Bownes, 57, died Oct. 12, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 13, 1959, at Great ...

October 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

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