DENNIS - Ralph Elsen, 69, of rural Dennis, died at 3:30 a.m., on March 22, 2014 at his home.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Don Nolte, 60, died March 17 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Charlene Marie Weigel, 81, died March 24 at her home in Great Bend. Born May 31, 1932 at Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of James and Grace (Riggen) Klee.
Donna N. Thompson, 85, died March 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
John D. Cargill, 95, died March 22 at Sterling House, Great Bend. Born Feb. 14, 1919, he was the son of John P. and Decie (Crosby) Gargill.
STAFFORD - Bonnie Tennant Dudrey, 78, died March 20 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, in the presence of those who loved her. Born March 1, 1936, she was the daughter of Ira Weldon "Tex" and Elizabeth Hafford in Kansas City, Mo. After completing her Associate's Degree from Kansas City Community College she received her Home Economics degree from Kansas State University in 1958. Later that year she began her married life with Jay Richard Tennant with whom they had two children,Kevin Tennant and Janice Marie. After Jay's death in 1972, Bonnie joined the Kansas Wheat ...
Martha Lu (Johnson) McKown, 84, died March 20, 2014, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
ABILINE - Harold Stanley Debenham, 87, died March 20. Born Oct. 5, 1926 in Junction City, he was the son of Charley Earnest and Elsie Mable (Dibben) Debenham.
Florine Meister, 93, died March 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Loretto, she was the daughter of Jacob Joseph and Katie I. (Suppes) Urban. On Nov. 13, 1940, she married Elwyn Koochel at Loretto. He died on March 26, 1978. She then married John P. Meister on Aug. 10, 1985, in Timken. He died on June 25, 2006. A resident of Great Bend since 1985, coming from the farm in Albert, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo and playing in her pitch card clubs.
George Bergen Jr., 81, died March 19 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 6, 1932, at Washita, Okla., the son of Gerhart and Bertha (Sawatsky) Bergen. He married "Dilly" Emma Faye Salem on Nov. 7, 1964, at Hudson. She died Dec. 30, 2004. A Great Bend resident since 1964, coming from Liberal, he was a baker for Karolee Donut Shop, was a roughneck and mud engineer, worked for Great Bend Packing, and was co-owner of Dilly's Restaurant from 1987 to 2004.
GREAT BEND – George Bergen, 81, died March 19, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
MOORSEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Wallis Allen, 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, N.C.
GREAT BEND – Bill J. McKown, 58, died March 19, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - Marie Lillian Thomas, 78, died March 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (Brown) Rigat. She attended grade school and graduated high school in 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a secretary at a corporate law firm in New York until she met and married William P. "Bill" Thomas who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. They were married on Aug. 8, 1954, at Our Lady of Miracles Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. They left New York on ...
WILSON - Patricia A. Stiles, 90, died Sunday, March 16, in Little River. She was born July 27, 1923.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.