FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Wilma Fay Creed, 99, died peacefully on May 22 at Flagstaff, Ariz. She was born June 24, 1913, in Ash Valley.
PAONIA, Colo. - Sonja Karen Swanson-O'Connor, 71, passed away May 31, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Feb. 3, 1942 in Paonia, Colo., she was the daughter of Henry R. and Martha Ellen (Hallar). She married Maurice Guy O'Connor. They moved to Montana where they made their home in the Lolo Creek Valley for the next 25 years where she raised her family, later divorcing in 1985.
Della Hurd, 74, died June 2 at home in Great Bend. Born May 8, 1939 at Mansfield, La., she was the daughter of Willie and Ruth (Jamison) Jackson.
John Baker, 85, died June 2 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 11, 1927 at Wichita, he was the son of Oscar and Lottie (Frasier) Baker.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born March 2, 1938 at Barton County, the son of Edmund and Amelia (Wegele) Resner. Earl was baptized as an infant at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. He married Anita Marlene Robertson June 7, 1959 at Great Bend. She died July 26, 1970. ...
HUTCHINSON - Joy. J. Ballard, a longtime Hutchinson resident recently residing in Winchester, died June 1, 2013 at Hospice House following a battle with cancer. Survivors and arrangements will be provided by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo.
GREAT BEND – Ralph E. Batman, 76, died May 29, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1936 at Great Bend, the son of Ralph Ermin and Martha Frances (Brown) Batman. He married Lucille Johnson Sept. 13, 1981 at Wilson. She died Dec. 4, 2012. Mr. Batman was a lifetime Great Bend resident who was owner and operator of R & L Pump & Swivel. He was a United States Navy ...
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Eva Jaqueline (Jackie) Williamson, 85, died April 21, 2013, at her home in Prescott, Ariz. She was born Sept. 3, 1927, at Larned, the daughter of Arch and Eva (Franklin) Glaze. She graduated from Larned High School in 1945. She attended Kansas State University. On Sept. 3, 1947, she married Paul S. Williamson. Jackie was a homemaker, but worked part-time jobs in a grocery store, at a laundromat and assisted her husband ...
WILSON - Leonard G. Steinle, 83, died May 28 at Russell. He was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Russell County, the son of Elma Herber and Jacob N. Steinle. He married Joann M. Peterka. A lifetime resident of the area, he was a farmer/stockman.
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - Carol Gordon Yoke, 56, died unexpectedly in her sleep in her home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. on May 7th. Carol was born on Nov. 4, 1956 in Great Bend to Tom and Nona Gordon. She attended school in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1974. She graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1978. In 1982 she married Richard Yoke in Denver, Colo. She was a loving ...
Charlcie May Ogle, 103, died May 26 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 11, 1910 in Harris Township in Fullton County, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Nellie E. (Simpson) Paul. On April 6, 1929. she married Edwin Charles Ogle in Watseka, Ill. He died on Nov. 8, 1969. A Great Bend resident since 1988, she was a clergywoman and pastored in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Washington, Indiana and Texas. She was also Dean of Women at Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas.
ELLSWORTH - Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center in Salina. Born on April 15, 1939, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Owney (Blackie) and Vera (Choitz) Hoopes. Jackie was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth. On July 20, 1958, she married William R. Toman, in Ellsworth. He died July 8, 1991. Along with her husband she co-owned Toman Sales and Service and B & J Oil. She retired after 20 years with Centel Electric.
PAWNEE ROCK - There were few things Maxine Foster prized more than a good homegrown, vine-ripened Kansas tomato, except maybe farm fresh eggs, a good stand of wheat, family around her kitchen table and maybe her two constant companions in later life – pet dogs, Muffy and Gizmo.
Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013 WICHITA - Eleanor E. (Kipp) Christiansen, 91, loving mother, grandmother and homemaker, died Saturday, May 25, 2013. She was born Feb. 20, 1922. Survivors include four daughters, Vicki Herter (Richard) of Wichita, Jaye Clark (Stan) of Oklahoma City, Trudy Wright of Rockport, Texas, and Christy Myers (Dick) of Ellinwood; a sister, Delores Arnold of Ellinwood; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be ...
Jane Anne (Fisher) Engleman, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrence, June 6, 2013. She was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Wichita Falls, Texas, daughter of William L. and Valeria Belle (Astin) Fisher. She married the love of her life, Dale Engleman on Nov. 21, 1944 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Oct. 17, 2005.
HAYS - Gerald A. Zimmer, 58, Hays, died June 5 at the Hays Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are by Hays Memorial Chapel in Hays.
MINNESOTT BEACH, N.C. - Judy Mershon Huber Wolfenbarger, 77, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away June 4. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of Andrew B. and Dorothy Mershon Huber. Her family moved to Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1942. An accomplished pianist, guitar player and percussionist for Mt. Carroll High School, music was an important part of her life. Her quick wit and love of ironic humor lasted throughout her lifetime.
HOISINGTON – Marilyn J. (Korf) Davis, 65, died June 4, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area. Dan served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include, a daughter, Tammy Maes of Pawnee Rock; two sons, Jessie and Chance, both of Great Bend; Ginger Maes, mother ...
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.