TIMKEN - Mary Elizabeth (Boone) Schwindt, 76, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse after a long battle with liver disease. She was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Wilburton, Okla. to Wayne G. and Marie (Harris) Boone, the first of two daughters. A 1957 graduate of Wilburton High School, Mary graduated from Eastern A&M Junior College in Wilburton, from Southeastern State College in Durant, Okla., and from Fort Hays State University.
SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Anne Leigh Rudeen, author of five published novels and a force of nature who left an indelible impression on everyone who knew her, passed away peacefully at her home in South Salem, N.Y., on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was 85, although her outlook was far more youthful. Her passions included attending rock concerts, taking Zumba classes, creating art projects, and generally making everywhere she lived and every life she touched all the better for her presence.
TRINIDAD, Colo. - Troy Allen Folsom, died on May 27, 2016. Born Oct. 15, 1970, at Great Bend he was the son of Marsha and Bobby Folsom. On April 15, 1993, he was united in marriage to Tracy Lynn Fast. Troy loved spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
OVERLAND PARK - Ryan Steven Ricker, 41, passed away on June 29, 2016, from complications following a bone marrow transplant and his year long battle with leukemia. The Lord has restored his body and freed him of struggle and disease. Ryan was born in Lyons on Dec. 17, 1974. He graduated from Ellinwood High School and Kansas State University.
Geraldine Marshall, 95, died July 4, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. Born Oct. 28, 1920, at Ulman, Mo., she was the daughter of Barney and Anna Dawson. In 1944, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Missouri and later earned her Master's Degree from Webster College. On Aug. 24, 1947, she married James Marshall at St. Louis, Mo. He died March 26, 1967. She was a primary teacher for 26 years, with 17 of those as first grade teacher at Prairie School in Prairie Village. After raising her family and retiring ...
Connie Ann Johnson, 61, died July 4, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 5, 1955, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Dean and Bobby Ann (Parish) Johnson. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was employed by Walmart in shipping and receiving. She enjoyed playing softball, bowling and spending time with family.
Jo Ann Novotny, 57, died July 2, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 9, 1959, in Larned she was the daughter of Gerald and Winona (Seltmann) Smiley. On July 8, 1978, she married Rick Novotny in Larned. A Great Bend resident since 1988, coming from Larned, she was a Certified Medical Technologist for Central Kansas Medical Center for 20 years and Great Bend Regional Hospital for five years.
Olmitz - Marietta Ann Lichter, 78, died June 29, 2016, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born November 30, 1937, in Great Bend, the daughter of Leo P. and Anna (Schreiber) Ohnmacht. Marietta graduated from Otis Rural High School in 1955.
GREENFIELD, Mo. - Jimmy Lee White, 74, passed away June 17, 2016, in Springfield, Mo. Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Polk County, Mo. he was the son of Harvey Lee "Blue" White and Virginia Lois (Hook). He served in the United States Air Force from February 1960 to June 1967, and upon an honorable discharge he worked in various sales and bookkeeping positions throughout his life.