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Barbara June (Foster) Meyer 1931 - 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Barbara June (Foster) Meyer, 83, passed away on May 22, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born July 28, 1931, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Beulah (Harmon) Foster. She was a graduate of Hoisington High School. On Dec. 24, 1949, she married Alfred L. Meyer of Great Bend. She resided in Great Bend until 1964.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lila Lee Gilpin 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Lila Lee Gilpin, 84, died June 11, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center. Born March 2, 1931, on the family farm in Barton County, she was the daughter of Chester A. and Florence Helen (Thorpe) Smith. On Jan. 13, 1951, she married her husband of 57 years, Carl G. Gilpin in Great Bend. He died on Dec. 24, 2008. She was a homemaker. She attended business college in Denver, loved to play bridge and dominoes, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She enjoyed attending church meetings and volunteering at Hays Medical Center.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Denise "Dee" Beltz

Denise "Dee" Beltz, 50, peacefully passed away from this life, into eternal life with Jesus on Monday, June 8, 2015, following a valiant fight with stage four lung cancer. Her supporters carried her through the last two years of grueling radiation, chemotherapy and hundreds of tests and appointments.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vance Harger 1952-2015

Vance Craig Harger, 62, died June 9, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 16, 1952 at Rockford, Mich., he was the son of Vance Giles and Lois (Fernenberg) Harger.

June 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Herb Feltes 1930 - 2015

Herb Feltes died June 7, 2015. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, the son of Leo and Helen Feltes. He was a business owner for over 25 years.

June 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Alyce M. Draney 1935 - 2015

Alyce M. Draney, 80, died June 8, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born April 9, 1935, at Bertrand, Nebraska, the daughter of Jesse and Madge (Stevens) Dyer. She married Ralph E. Draney Oct. 30, 1950. A Great Bend resident since 1958, she was a homemaker and an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Janlyn Miner Morrison 1939 - 2015

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Janlyn Miner Morrison died May 13, 2015. Born Dec. 18, 1939, in Dodge City, to Arline (Collins) and Robert Dudley Miner, "Jan" was the great-granddaughter of two pioneering western Kansas farm families. The family moved to Great Bend in 1946, where Jan attended public schools and then Kansas University her freshman year.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Matthew Harlan “Matt” Stricker 1974 - 2015

HAYS - Matthew Harlan "Matt" Stricker, 41, passed away June 7, 2015, at his home in Hays. Born Feb. 9, 1974, in Russell, he was the son of Gottfried Jr. and Marsha (Boxberger) Stricker. He grew up in Russell until the fourth grade when Matt and his family moved to Hays. In 1992 he graduated from Hays High School. He was a co-owner of Back To Nature Inc. of Hays.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carolyn S. Rein 1962 - 2015

LARNED - Carolyn S. Rein, 53, passed away June 4, at her home in Larned. Born May 31, 1962, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Rosemarie H. Henrici Rein. She was an Insurance Medical Clerk.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Heather Dawn Allen 1973 - 2015

JUNCTION CITY - Heather Dawn Allen, 41, died June 7, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Oct. 14, 1973, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Michael Dale and Sharon (Bruno) Vanaman. On Oct. 10, 1999, she married Shawn Allen in Great Bend. A resident of Junction City since 2006, coming from Great Bend, she was a LPN.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson 1921 - 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson, 94, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 2, in Bismarck, N.D. Gladys was born to Edward and Maggie (Miller) Schultz on Feb. 1, 1921, near Larned. Her early years were spent on the farm near Larned. After the family moved into Larned, she graduated from high school there in 1939. It was there that she met Delmar Williamson. Romance blossomed and they were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 30, 1939. The family moved to Lorraine where Gladys taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, and Scripture Memory at the Baptist ...

June 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dennis 'Dingbat’ D. Batt 1945-2015

HOISINGTON - Dennis "Dingbat" D. Batt, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

June 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Brandon K. Kasper 1977 - 2015

WICHITA - Brandon K. Kasper, 37, died May 28, 2015. He was born Oct. 1, 1977, in Wichita. He married Sheila Dreiling on May 24, 2006.

June 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


​John L. “Jack” Godin 1939 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - John L. "Jack" Godin, 76, died May 25, 2015, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Pawnee Rock Depot with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Memorials are requested to the John Godin Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

June 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Brenda Ann Barger 1956 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Brenda Ann Barger, 58, died June 25, 2015, at her home in Great Bend.

June 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Wayne Bowman 1959 - 2015

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - David Wayne Bowman, 55, died June 24, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Mo.

June 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Brenda Ann Barger 1956 - 2015

Brenda Ann Barger, 58, died June 25, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Sept. 17, 1956, at Salina, to Bob Bruce and Beverly Ann (Holdren) Burgard. She married Steve Barger Nov. 21, 1992, at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1979, coming from Salina, she was a homemaker and foster mother.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Wayne Bowman 1959 - 2015

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - David Wayne Bowman, 55, died June 24, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri. He was born Oct. 13, 1959, at Larned, to Howard and Carole (Unruh) Bowman. He was a 1977 graduate of Macksville High School and graduated from Barton County Community College, Emporia State University and the University of Kansas. A longtime Kansas City area resident, he was a custodian for the Lee's Summit School District.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Ryan Robert Fanshier 1979-2015

Ryan Robert Fanshier, 36, died June 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1979, at Great Bend, the son of Randall and Angela (Sharpe) Fanshier.

June 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barbara (Babs) Rae Eubank 1939 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Barbara (Babs) Rae Eubank, 75, passed away June 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

June 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Connie Lynne (Hoch) Hoopingarner

OTIS - Connie Lynne (Hoch) Hoopingarner, 72, passed away on June 22, 2015, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born on Aug. 24, 1942, she was the daughter of O.C. ('Poss') and Esther (Keenan) Hoch. In 1960, she graduated from Hoisington High School and went on to earn her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She worked as a Dental Hygienist until her retirement in 2002. On Feb. 29, 1964, she married Larry Dwight Hoopingarner in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their home in Manter.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Reinder Carl Ringwald

ELLINWOOD - Reinder Carl Ringwald, 92, died at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation in Great Bend on June 22, 2015. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hugh Robert “Bud” Steadman 1925 - 2015

Hugh Robert "Bud" Steadman, 90, died June 21, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 23, 1925, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank M. and Blanche Marie (Sterling) Steadman. On July 14, 1946, he married Delores June Schenkel in Bazine. She died on April 28, 2015. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was an engineering technician for Evans, Bierly and Hutchison.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Barbara R. Eubank

ELLINWOOD - Barbara R. Eubank, 75, died at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwod on June 23, 2015. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Kimberly Dawn Burkhart 1969 - 2015

MCKINNEY, Texas - Kimberly Dawn Burkhart died at her home in McKinney, Texas, on May 13, 2015. Born April 4, 1969, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cliff and Barbara Burkhart. She was employed by American Airlines as an International flight attendant. She served as an MP in the United States Army and was active in Desert Storm.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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