Evelyn K. Kultgen, 94, died Aug. 5, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend, her home for the past ten years. Born March 30, 1921 at Kinsley, she was the daughter of and one of six children born to Conrad and Anna (Herrmann) Brehm.
ALBERT - Louise Brack, 91, died Aug. 6, 2015, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. She was born June 6, 1924, at Great Bend, the daughter of William Adolph "Bill" and Mary Olive (Weiman) Budde.
HAYS - Monica Lea Brothers, 58, died August 5, 2015, at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. Born Aug. 7, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Vernon and Melba Jean (Foos) Smith. On Feb. 9, 1976, she married Jimmie Brothers. He died on Nov. 30, 2014. Moving from Los Alamos, N.M., to Hays, she was a homemaker. She grew up in Great Bend and was a graduate of Great Bend High School.
LARNED - Charles M. Wonsetler, 85, died Aug. 6, 2015, at his residence in Larned. He was born March 8, 1930, in Larned, the son of Charles H. "Sam" and Clara VanDanacker Wonsetler. On May 26, 1954, he married Josephine "Jo" Mooney at Larned. She died Oct. 8, 2004. A lifetime area resident, he was a production manager for Doerr Metal.
CHASE - Marvel "Nanny" Wooley, 83, died Aug. 4, 2015, at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Beaver County, Okla., she was the daughter of William L. and Edna B. Haskell Young. In 1949, she graduated from Ashland High School. On Jan. 22, 1954, she married Vincent "Benny" Wooley in Sterling. He died on July 16, 1998. A resident of Chase since 1952, formerly of Ashland, she was a homemaker.
Alan E. Bartholomew, 69, of Stotts City, Mo., died July 27, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1946, at Great Bend, the son of Earl and Mary Slankard Bartholomew. He grew up and went to school in Great Bend. Following graduation from Great Bend High School, he attended Pittsburg State in Pittsburg. While there he met Linda Blancet. They were married on June 4, 1967, in Benedict. She passed away on Feb. 20, 1995.
WICHITA - Marnie Keith Thaete, 75, of Wichita, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Sylvan Grove, he was the son of Armin G. H. and Elta Irene (Frey) Thaete. On June 1, 1971, Marnie and Marilyn Geesling were united in marriage in Holton. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage before her passing in 1997. Marnie was blessed to find love again and married Geri Adkins on Sept. 1, 2001, in Wellington. The two were privileged with nearly 14 years of marriage. Marnie received his master's degree in education and made ...
SALINA - Donald Lee Herl, 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the care of his loving wife and family. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Hays, the son of Jacob and Leona (Dingus) Herl. On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Henrietta Huser at St Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent.
William E. "Bill" Frenzl, 83, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Odin, he was the son of Hugo and Matilda (Hoeffner) Frenzl. On Nov. 10, 1954, he married Mary Ann Hickel at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She died on Oct. 20, 2005. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a farmer, carpenter, and a maintenance supervisor for Ref-Chem. Corp. Bushton Plant, retiring in 1997.
LARNED - John "Pat" Patrick Keeley, 90, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Larned, he was the son of James Edward and Leeta McConnaughhay Keeley. A lifetime area resident, he was a police officer and State Parole Officer, after serving in combat during WWII as a paratrooper in the Army.