LARNED - Ruby Louise Stevens, 83, died Feb. 4, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.
LAWRENCE – Willard Elden "Timber" Harwood, 95, died Feb. 6, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LARNED - Mary Louella Wratil, 103, passed away Feb. 5, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Oct. 17, 1910, in Pawnee County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Lena Unruh. On Oct. 30, 1931, she married Theodore Wratil in Pawnee County. He passed away Oct. 30, 1970. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.
LARNED - Rosalee Roth, 81, passed away Feb. 3, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
LARNED - Albert George ( A.G.) Crane, 82, passed away Feb. 2, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Larned, he was the son of Edgar H. and Agnes Stockwell Crane. On May 27, 1949, he married Gloria Umberger in Syracuse. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned, he was a farmer.
CAMERON, Mo. - Genola McCarter, 90, a long-time resident of Great Bend, passed away on Jan. 31 at the Missouri Veterans' Home in Cameron, Mo. Born July 2, 1923, in La Crosse, she was the daughter of David Nelson and Esther (Searl) Sankey. After graduating high school in La Crosse, she attended Grace Hospital Nursing School in Hutchinson. She joined the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943, was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Army Nurse Corps and served at O' Reilly General Army Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She worked as a flight attendant for TWA in 1946 and was an ...
STERLING - Joe R. Clayton Sr., 84, died Jan. 30 at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. He was born Sept. 20, 1929, at Gatewood, Mo., the son of John and Myrtle Cleo Brown Clayton. He married Maryann Marmul on Sept. 20, 1954, in Arkansas. A resident of Sterling for 60 years, he was a road maintenance operator for Atlanta Township and most recently Victoria Township in Rice County.
HOISINGTON – Glynn Ray Mortimer, 81, died Jan. 28, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita.
CYPRESS, Texas - Kenneth D. Unruh, 82, died Jan. 27, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Northwest in Houston, Texas. Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Larned, he was the son of Ernest W. "Pete" and Gladys (White) Unruh. On Nov. 24, 1957 he married Darlene M. Lofland in Great Bend. He graduated from Radium High School, attended Kansas State University, and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Fort Hays State University. Working with the General Adjustment Bureau, Mr. Unruh was an insurance adjuster and manager for 21 years. He then started his own State Farm Agency, which he operated for 22 years ...
LARNED - Mary Ann Fox-Tammen, 77, passed away Jan. 28, 2014 at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RUSSELL - Vernon Dean Flegler, 83, died Jan. 27, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1931 in rural Russell County, he was the son of Jacob, Jr. and Hannah (Deines) Flegler. He grew up south of Russell near the Smoky Hill River and attended local country schools.
Don Whelan, 94, died Jan. 27 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 19, 1919 in Sharon, he was the son of Joe and Florence (McKeever) Whelan. In 1938 he graduated from Great Bend High School. In June 1947, he married Phyllis Kay Niswonger in Great Bend. She died on Feb. 10, 2008. A lifetime resident of Great Bend he was Vice-President of the First National Bank, was a partner in the JoDonCee Skating Rink, and was involved in ranching in Barber County.
HAYS - Lois Charlene Herrman, 64, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 26, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1949, in Russell, she was the daughter of Albert E. and Doris A. (Ochs) Karst. In 1967, she graduated from Plainville High School. She received her nurses aid and LPN degrees from Colby Community College, and her RN degree from Barton County Community College. On May 11, 1974, she married Patrick "Pat" Herrman in Hays. She was a registered nurse and retired as the Director of a Rehab Unit in Fort Mohave, Ariz. She loved ceramics, reading, shopping, crocheting, making photo ...
CHICKAMUGA, Ga. - Ella Louisa Bridgman Going, 83, passed away Jan. 24th. Born in Hutchinson, she was the daughter of Otis and Iva Redhair Bridgman. A longtime resident of Great Bend, until 2005 when she moved to Chickmauga, Ga., she was a former employee of Woolworth's and Great Bend High School. She enjoyed fellowship with her friends at The Chickamauga Senior Center.
HUDSON - Juanita S. Mawhirter, 90, died Jan. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born in rural Stafford County on June 15, 1923 to Henry and Anna Siefkes. She was a lifetime Hudson area resident and member of Trinity Community Church, Hudson. She also owned the liquor store in Hudson for many years. Survivors include daughters, Sandra Watson (Richard) of Peck, Marsha Mawhirter of El Dorado, Jayne Boles (Robert) of Andover, Ks; Son, Dan Mawhirter (Teresa) of Great Bend; a sister, Elmaleda McMinn of Emporia. She was preceded in death by both parents, husband Cecil Mawhirter, and ...
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.