BAZINE - Sammy Lee Cell, 70, died Nov. 5 at Hays Medical Center. Born Nov. 28, 1943, in Waynoka, Okla., he was the son of Carl "Skeet" and Maxine (Cunningham) Cell. On Sept. 30, 1972, he married Melody Ray Shelton in Great Bend. A resident of Bazine since 1999, living in Salina from 1992 to 1999, and Great Bend from 1965 to 1992, he was a gauger for Plains Marketing and formerly served as a Great Bend Police Officer and Barton County Sheriff's Officer. He loved John Wayne, racing, rattlesnake hunting, and all sports.
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ALBERT - Paul J. Andree, 90, died on Nov. 2, 2014. He was a retired USD 259 coach and administrator.
HEALY – Eleanor L. Penka, 91, died Nov. 4, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
ELLINWOOD - Robert Leo Dannebohm, 79, died at his home among friends and family on November 2. Born in rural Ellinwood on July 5, 1935, he was the son of Stanley and Irene (Parker) Dannebohm.
MANHATTAN - Alexander Delane Hamblin, 26, passed away Nov. 1, at his residence. Born in Great Bend on April 7, 1988, he was the son of Debra (Horyna) Pratt and the late Everett Hamblin. He loved to write poetry and also had a passion for music. Alex would be outdoors fishing whenever he could.
OTIS - Fern I. Tuzicka, 89, died Nov. 2, at Wheatlands Health Care Center in Kingman. Born Aug. 8, 1925, in Russell County, she was the daughter of Henry H. and Katy (Bender) Berschauer. On April 27, 1942, she married Albert E. Tuzicka in Russell. He died on April 4, 1998. A resident of Hoisington since 1999, coming from Otis, she was a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed quilting and playing the piano.
PRATT - Steven Eric Rose, died Oct. 21, at his home in Pratt. Born March 26, 1959, in Greensburg, he was the son of Franklin A. and Theda (Howell) Rose. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School.
Gaylord Dean Olsen, 87, died Oct. 31 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. Born Dec. 1, 1926 at Palo Alto County, Iowa, he was the son of Curtis and Inez (Larson) Olsen.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
LARNED - Frances Ladine Peterson, 95, died on Oct. 29, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary.
ODIN – Anna B. Dreiling, 94, died Oct. 29, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
HOISINGTON - Anna Rose Urban, 84, died Oct. 28, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born July 3, 1930, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel. On May 2, 1951, she married Julius J. Urban in Dubuque. He died on Oct. 27, 2003. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was the janitorial manage at the Hoisington Veterinary Hospital for many years.
Marie K. Zink, 91, died Oct. 25 at Kearney, Neb. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Kermit Lee Johnson, 57, died Nov. 11, 2014 at Via Christi Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita.
CLAFLIN - Joseph "Joe L." Kaiser, 98, died Nov. 12 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1916, on the farm in Claflin, the son of Lawrence and Louisa (Fonscher) Kaiser. Joe was a farmer and a stockman.