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Darlene Marie Dean 1951 - 2017

Darlene Marie Dean, 66, died Nov. 8, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1951 at Hays, to Aloysius and Cleopha Elizabeth (Herrman) Leiker.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobby Leon Gitgood 1952 - 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. - Bobby Leon Gitgood, 64, died on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Betty and Smokey Kramer, and Ben Gitgood. Born Nov. 16, 1952, in Great Bend, he graduated Great Bend High School in 1970, and served his country in the United States Navy. He retired and moved to Sarasota, Fla. in 2015.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leota June Mettling, 1924-2017

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Leota June Mettling, 93, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Nov. 3, 2017 in the loving hands of her daughter Deanne and her husband Marv Amerine.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lawrence Emil Demel 1931-2017

HOISINGTON - Lawrence Emil Demel, 85, died Nov. 5, 2017, at the Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Nov. 24, 1931 at rural Redwing, to Alois and Christina (Schneweis) Demel. Lawrence married Sidone (Demel) Oct. 4, 1955 at Beaver. She survives.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James L. Philbern 1928 - 2017

James L. Philbern, 89, died Nov. 5, 2017, at home in Great Bend. He was born April 13, 1928 at Littleton, Colo., the son of Lou Frank and Pauline (Smith) Philbern. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, James worked in the oilfield for many years, being most recently employed by Murray Casing Crews, Inc. James was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing cards.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Janet L. Deets 1955 - 2017

DODGE CITY - Janet L. Deets, 62, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at her residence in Dodge City. She was born Jan. 25, 1955, in Larned, the daughter of Merwyn C. and Nadine Nauert Deets. A lifetime area resident she graduated from Larned High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She was in retail sales for JCPenney at Larned and Dodge City. The last 20 years were spent in the Jewelry Department.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Floy Leota “Lee” Webs 1931 - 2017

LACROSSE - Floy Leota "Lee" Webs, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. Mrs. Webs was born May 8, 1931, in Van Zandt Co., Texas, the daughter of Alpha Omega and Della Victory (Morse) Cantrell. On Sept. 17, 1950, she married Lawrence Webs at Hays, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1985.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Frank Hamilton 1934 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Gerald Frank Hamilton, 83, died Nov. 3, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born July 24, 1934, in Moundridge, the son of Theodore Frank and Katherine (Head) Hamilton. Gerald graduated from Hoisington High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. On July 18, 1975, he married Lucille Yager in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death on March 31, 1988. A longtime Hoisington resident, Gerald was a truck driver for Graves Truckline of Great Bend.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clarence ‘Butch’ Roland Johnson 1935-2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Clarence "Butch" Roland Johnson, Clarence "Butch" Roland Johnson, 82, of Pawnee Rock, passed away Oct. 31, 2017 in Via Christi Hospital, Wichita.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frances W. “Dovie” Cotton 1922 - 2017

Frances W. "Dovie" Cotton, 95, of Ellinwood, passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 2, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Dovie was born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Ionia County, Michigan, to Harry and Cora (VanLeuvan) Riker, and grew up in the Portland, Michigan area. She was united in marriage to Ralph K. Cotton on Aug. 6, 1939, at Portland, Michigan, and the couple owned and operated bakeries for all of their working life. They moved to Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1961, and lived there for 11 years until moving to Ellinwood in February of ...

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jerry J. Stoecklein 1932 - 2017

Jerry J. Stoecklein, 85, died Nov. 1, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born in Ellinwood Sept. 19, 1932, the son of Alexander C. and Anna Margaret (Wolf) Stoecklein. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952. Mr. Stoecklein was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1953 through 1955. He married Merlyn L. Fischer Aug. 20, 1960, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. She died July 7, 2015. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, Mr. Stoecklein retired from Central Kansas Utilities.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Frank Hamilton

HOISINGTON - Gerald Frank Hamilton, 83, died Nov. 3, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael Orion Blackman 1980 - 2017

It is with great sadness that Michael Orion Blackman was called home, from Great Bend Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the age of 36. Michael was born on Dec. 19, 1980, at St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita, to Priscilla (Woodward) and Wayne M. Blackman.

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Arlene L. Drake 1928 - 2017

Arlene L. Drake, 89, died Nov. 2, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. She was born April 13, 1928, at Ness City, the daughter of Clemens and Anna (Dinges) Riebel. She married Kenneth Marvin Drake Nov. 18, 1947, at Ness City. He died Nov. 21, 2007. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mrs. Drake was a clerk at McCoy's Shoes.

November 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John K. Habiger 1948 - 2017

BUSHTON - John K. Habiger, 69, passed away on Oct. 29, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. John was born in Great Bend on Sept. 6, 1948, the son of Paul and Anna (Heinz) Habiger. He was a graduate of Holy Name and Bushton High School. He earned a bachelor's degree at Fort Hays State University in 1970.

November 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Billy Eugene Schuster

Billy Eugene Schuster, 88, Nov. 15, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

November 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cynthia Ann Harnett-Dilker 1967 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Cynthia Ann Harnett-Dilker, 50, died Nov. 9, 2017, at her home in Hoisington. She was born May 9, 1967, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter ...

November 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Randy Slack 1948 - 2017

Randy Slack, 69, died Nov. 13, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 26, 1948, the son of Ethmer Slack and ...

November 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Alice Foos, 1932-2017

GREAT BEND - Dorothy Alice Foos, 85, died Nov. 13, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned.

November 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Rosine L. Parish, 1915-2017

GREAT BEND - Rosine L. Parish, 102, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Kenwood Plaza Assisted Living, St. John.

November 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jane C. Hoff 1948-2017

CLAFLIN - Jane C. Hoff, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Coldwater, the ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Alice Foos

GREAT BEND -- Dorothy Alice Foos, 85, Nov. 13, 2017, Diversicare of Larned, Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Rosine Lena Parish

GREAT BEND -- Rosine Lena Parish, 102, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Kenwood Plaza, St. John. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Harvey Eugene Linn 1930-2017

ALBERT - Harvey Eugene Linn, 87, died Nov. 11, 2017, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla., the ...

November 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Irene Pommerenke 1917 - 2017

LENEXA - Mildred Irene Pommerenke, 100, passed away quietly as she watched the sunset on her porch, Oct. 9, 2017, at Greenwood Terrace in Lenexa, where ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gary Dale Miller 1949 - 2017

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Gary Dale Miller, 67, was born on Nov. 6, 1949, in Great Bend, and passed away on Oct. 25, 2017. He resided ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emily A. (Henning) Ward 1931 - 2017

Emily A. Henning Ward, 86, died Nov. 9, 2017, at Great Bend. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Kingman County the daughter of John ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Curt L. Richards 1958-2017

RUSSELL - Curt L. Richards, 59, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born Feb. 13, 1958 in ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Verna J. Riemann 1927-2017

BEAVER - Verna J. Riemann, 90, died Nov. 9, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth. She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Wilson, the daughter ...

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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