Genevieve Smith Lorenzen, 90, died March 25, 2016, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Seattle, Wash., she was the daughter of Robert P. Hemmingsen and Ella Francis Totten. Seattle is where She met her first husband, Oliver O. Smith Jr. They were married on May 15, 1945. He preceded her on Aug. 1, 1976. This union had four children, David (Susie) Smith, of Sussex, Wis., Bertie (Donnie) Lang, of St. John, Gary D. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Sharon Komarek, deceased. During this marriage, at age 45, she received her Registered Nurse degree and worked ...
WINTHROP, Maine - Maria Ramona (Lemuz) Palleschi was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Albert. She was the daughter of Cirilo Lopez Lemuz and Josefa Marquez Lemuz. Maria (known as Mona to friends) graduated from Rozel High School in Kansas and attended the Dominican School of Nursing, and became a licensed registered nurse (RN).
Angelia Jane Morgan, 40, died March 17, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1976, in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of Edward and Martha (Derrickson) Morgan. A resident of Great Bend, she was a caregiver.
CLAFLIN - Beverly Joan Zink, 76, died March 20, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born April 17, 1939, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Henry P. and Augusta (Hlavaty) Lichter. Beverly graduated from Otis High School in 1957 and then Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.
LARNED - Kerri A. (Broughton) Laing, 61,died March 21, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born Oct. 20, 1954, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Jack and LaDene Brewer Broughton. A longtime area resident; she worked at the Larned State Hospital.
Judy Mae Cregger, 70, passed away March 21, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 20, 1946, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Barney and Cy Herrod. She was a dedicated homemaker to her family.
RUSSELL - Evelyn Mae Evans, 87, died March 21, 2016, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1928, at Charleston, Ark., she was the daughter of John R. and Eva (Buckner) Ralston. She graduated from Columbus High School. On Nov. 28, 1946, she married Allan D. Evans at the Columbus Christian Church. She was employed by The Modern Light newspaper in Columbus and was active in Russell Publishing Company Inc. and other newspaper and publishing ventures for more than 54 years.