Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
BUSHTON - Patricia Carlene Rolfs, 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatitis, with her husband, sons, and a host of close family at her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1954 in Ellsworth Co. to Carl and Velma Louise (Cruth) Hoelscher.
Dorothy "Dot" Burt, 97, died Nov. 15 at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson. She was born August 19, 1916, in Navarre, the daughter of Harvey Gamon and Emma (Rhodes) Wingerd. Dorothy graduated from Chapman High School 1934 and then Emporia State College in 1939, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha.
GREELEY, Colo. - Berta Lou Riegel, 84, died on Nov. 14 in Greeley, Colo. She was born on Aug. 14, 1929 in Pawhuska, Okla.
GREAT BEND - Steven Craig Schneidewind, 23, died Nov. 14, 2013 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 10, 1990 at Great Bend, the son of Craig Alan and Linda Gail (Duft) Schneidewind. He worked for the city of Great Bend at the water treatment plant. Mr. Schneidewind was a lifetime Great Bend resident. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend. He was a member of F.O.E. Aerie No. ...
MACKSVILLE - Rafaela Chavez de Lopez, age 75, passed away Nov. 13 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, at Villa Matamoros Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Francisco Chavez and Maria del Refugio Soltero.
GREAT BEND - Larry D. White, 71, passed away Nov. 10, in Hutchinson. Born July 8, 1942, in Chase, he was the son of Willis B. and Francis (Snyder) Haas. On July 21, 1962, he married Chole (Snyder). He was a catskinner in the oilfield for many years. He was a loving father and husband always providing for the family and asking for little in return. Survivors include two sons, Troy (Amy) White, Ellinwood; and ...
LARNED - John Edward Haremza, 80, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born March 27, 1933 in Colby, the son of Benjamin C. and Velma Marie Makings Haremza. Ed was a graduate of St. Joseph's Military Academy in Hays. He joined the Air Force in 1953. On Dec. 29, 1953, he married Patricia Hall of Larned. While in the Air Force, Ed and his family, were stationed at ...
OLATHE -Dorothy Evelyn (Winter) Dowse passed away Nov. 12. A visitation and celebration of life service will be held at the Claflin United Methodist Church Friday. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. with the service following.
Lenora M. "Foots" Matney, 79, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock passed away on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 at her home in Great Bend. Lenora was born on April 11, 1934 at Boise City, Okla. to Lewis F. and Geneva May (Merwin) Raybern. She spent the earlier part of her life in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, except for the eight years they lived in Pueblo, Colo. Lenora moved to Great Bend from the Texas panhandle in 1967.
LARNED - Leon Shearrer, 72, died Nov. 10, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1941, in Wagner, Okla., he was the son of David Fred and Edna Witt Shearrer. On June 10, 1962, he married Virginia Swartz at Macksville. She died on June 5, 2006.
OAKLEY - Galyn F. Crossley, 83, died Nov. 2 in Hays. Born June 27, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Arden and Darlene (Baumgartner) Crossley. On June 5, 1955, he married Naomi Ruth Gaskill in Wellington. His banking career began in Hoisington as vice president of a Hoisington bank. In 1972, he was employed at The Farmers State Bank in Oakley, where he served as senior vice president, CEO and then as president.
TOPEKA -Scott "Scotty" Black, 67, died Nov. 11 at home in Topeka. He was born June 13, 1946 at Kanopolis, the son of Gilbert Alan and Audrey LaVaughn (Brown) Black.
ODIN - Alice M. Jenisch, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at her home in rural Odin. She was born March 22, 1927 in Barton County, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Huslig) Bieberle.
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.