OTIS - Ed Batchman, 68, died Sept. 6 at Rossville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Rossville. He was born Aug. 24, 1945, at Ellinwood, the son of Ernie and Bonnie (Baxter) Batchman. He married Connie Petz Sept. 24, 1971, at Ellinwood. Mr. Batchman was a longtime resident of Otis, working for BOC Gases as an electronic technician.
LARNED - Gonsalo (Steve) E. Lemuz, 63, died Sept. 5 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester Minnesota. He was born Dec. 10, 1949, at Larned, the son of Circilo and Josefa Marguez Lemuz. He worked in the Engineering Department at the Larned State Hospital and was a lifetime area resident.
Cecelia Steffan, 90, died Sept. 6 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 5, 1923, at Marienthal, the daughter of John F. and Magdalena (Dreher) Younger. She married Frank J. Steffan on Oct. 21, 1942, at Marienthal. He died Feb. 24, 2001. A Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from Marienthal, she was a homemaker.
MINNEOLA - Bruce L. Tomlinson, 71, passed away early morning on Aug. 19, at the Minneola District Hospital after a brief illness. Born Aug. 23, 1941, in Chanute, he was the son of Johnie 0. and May (Churchill) Tomlinson. On Sept. 24, 1966, he married Linda Kane in Hershey, Pa. She survives.
GORHAM - Anna "Ann" Barbara (Graf) Dreher, 87, died Sept. 5 at the Main Street Manor in Russell. She was born May 13, 1926, on the farm South of Gorham, to Sebastian and Bridget (Hammersmith) Graf. She married Alex D. Dreher on Nov. 19, 1945, in Hyacinth. She was a homemaker.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Margaret L. (Marge) Medlam, 84, passed away in Springfield, Mo., on the morning of Aug. 21, after battling cancer for more than two years. Margaret was born on March 25, 1929, to Uriah Wood and Hazel Short in Nevada, Mo., where she also attended school and was a member of the Assemblies of God church.
HOISINGTON - Susan Kay Ming, 55, died Sept. 3, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born May 17, 1958 at Hutchinson, the daughter of George S. and L. Joan (Riegel) Ming.
Armella Margaret Bianchino, 92, died Aug. 30 at Villa St. Joseph, Overland Park. She was born Dec. 1, 1920, at Schoenchen, the daughter of Alex and Regina (Gottschalk) Bieker. She married Sal Bianchino Sept. 18, 1945, at Hays. He died April 25, 2012.
Elaine H. Taylor, 85, died Aug. 30 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born June 20, 1928, at Stafford County, the daughter of Arthur Jacob and Goldie (Gates) Hooper. She was a Great Bend resident most of her life, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1947.
PHILLIPSBURG – Stacy Ann Berends, 36, died Aug. 30, 2013, at Phillipsburg. She was born Dec. 21, 1976, in Kansas City. She was a resident of Hill City and the Philipsburg area for the past 10 years. She was a mother and a homemaker.