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Leaa Teichman Shaffer 1968 - 2016

WICHITA – The Leaa Teichman Shaffer service time has changed. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Central Community Church in Wichita. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Community Church in Wichita. Burial will be at approximately 1:30 p.m. at Peace Church Cemetery, NE 140th St., north of Hudson. The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hudson Senior Center.

December 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


J.M. ‘Jim’ Pitts 1930 - 2016

HESSTON - J.M. "Jim" Pitts, 86, passed away Dec. 12, 2016, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

December 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sadie Ruth Barber-Dale 1917-2016

ST. JOHN - Sadie "Sid" Ruth Barber-Dale, 99, died on Dec. 8, 2016 in Aurora, Colo. Born March 28, 1917, in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Ella Dale.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert C. (Rip) Gorman

BURDETT - Robert C. Gorman, 83, passed away Dec. 11, 2016, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 16, 1933, in Waco, Texas, he was the son of J. Paul and Winnie Reagen Gorman. On Dec. 27, 1965, He married Cleo M. Warner in Burdett. She survives. A lifetime area resident he was an Oil and Gas Engineer.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lily Meier 1928 - 2016

HAYS - Lily Meier, 88, died Dec. 9, 2016, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society. Born Aug. 5, 1928, on the family farm north of Victoria, she was the daughter of Joseph and Salomia "Sally" (Rohleder) Dinkel. In 1947, she graduated from Victoria High School. On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Ralph Meier at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1974. She worked at Western Power in Great Bend until moving to Hays after the death of her husband. She was a Customer Service Representative at Midwest Energy in Hays for many years ...

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Irene Ruth Ledford 1922 - 2016

Irene Ruth Ledford, 93, died Dec. 11, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 20, 1922, at Wheatland Township in Barton County, she was the daughter of Reinhold and Amalia "Mollie" (Beisel) Nuss. On Sept. 21, 1941, she married Albert M. "Bud" Jay. He died Oct. 25, 1969. She then married Earl Ledford on Aug. 15, 1970. He died May 24, 1987. A lifetime Barton County resident, she was a telephone operator for AT&T.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


S. Larry Edwardson 1937 - 2016

S. Larry Edwardson, 79, died Dec. 10, 2016, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born May 11, 1937, at Crisfield, MD., he was the son of Christian F. and Grace (Hoffmeyer) Edwardson. On May 15, 1965, he married Carole Powell, in Wilmington, DE. He retired from a long career as a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell & Reed Inc.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Esther Maureen Yeakley 1939 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Esther Maureen Yeakley, 78, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 9, 2016, at Almost Home, Inc. in Great Bend. Born Feb. 13, 1938, at Penokee, she was the daughter of John David and Ruth Emily (Rice) McRae. In 1955, she graduated from Hill City High School and then attended Kansas State University. On June 2, 1958, she was united in marriage to Gary G. Yeakley at Manhattan. She ran farm equipment on the family farm, took care of her three children, and cooked for family and helpers on the farm. She also worked for Farm Bureau in ...

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gary D. Cropp 1935 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Gary D. Cropp, 81, died Dec. 9, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born June 6, 1935, on the farm in Avard, Okla., the son of Earl N. and Bonnie M. (Millsap) Cropp. He graduated from Avard High School, Avard, Okla., and received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from Northwestern Oklahoma State, Alva, Okla.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kirk Stuart Clone 1962 - 2016

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - Kirk Stuart Clone passed away suddenly in his home on Dec. 7, 2016, from many heart complications. He was born Aug. 29, 1962, in Jackson, Michigan. He grew up in Vista, Calif., Manhattan, Kan., and Great Bend, returning to Eaton Rapids in 1980.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darrell O. Batchman 1936 - 2016

Darrell O. Batchman, 80, died Dec. 9, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 21, 1936, at Great Bend, he was the son of Alvin Otis and Neva Grace (Stone) Batchman. On Aug. 7, 1955, he married Audrey Ann Geil at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albert. She died July 27, 2016. A lifetime Barton County resident, Mr. Batchman was electrician group leader for Marlette Homes, worked in preventive maintenance at United Technology (Essex), and retired as an electrician at Larned State Hospital. He was a life-long farmer. He enjoyed dirt bike riding and building radio controlled planes ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leslie Lowell Workman 1938 - 2016

Leslie Lowell Workman, 78, died Dec. 8, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born June 14, 1938, at Great Bend, he was the son of Leslie Lowell and Mathilda (Krkosska) Workman Sr. On April 15, 1972, he married Jean Marie Mausolf at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a serviceman for NCR. He enjoyed attracting purple martins, was involved in Boy Scouts and loved his grandchildren.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John T. Ringle 1948 - 2016

HOLYROOD - John T. Ringle, 68, passed away Dec. 8, 2016. He was born April 2, 1948, in Salina, to Jack and Ruth (Olson) Ringle. He married Michelle (Nice) in Holyrood on Aug. 14, 1998.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Doris June McFarren 1932 - 2016

Doris June McFarren, 84, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. Born Oct. 31, 1932, at Brownell, she was the daughter of John and Bertha (Foos) Helwig. On Nov. 30, 1950, she married Clayton McFarren at Bazine. He died Feb. 23, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1972, coming from Dighton, Mrs. McFarren was a grocery store clerk and bookkeeper for McFarren Motors.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean S. Bates 1941 - 2016

LUCAS - Jean S. Bates, 75, died Dec. 3, 2016. Born July 10, 1941, in Lucas, he was a farmer.

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson 1963 - 2017

LARNED - Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson, 53, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. Born July 29, 1963, in Great Bend, she was the ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Laura Moore 1927 - 2017

WICHITA - Patricia Laura Moore, 89, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. Born Dec. 10, 1927, at Claflin, she was the daughter of Tony and Mary ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emerson Henry Shields 1924 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Emerson Henry Shields, 92, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the Stafford County Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1924, at McPherson, he was the ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lee Nora Mae “Pee Wee” Danield 1944-2017

Lee Nora Mae "Pee Wee" Danield, 72, of Great Bend died Jan. 6, 2017, at home. Born May 1, 1944 in Gorham, she was the ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delores I. “Dee” Potts 1934-2017

Delores I. "Dee" Potts, 82, died Jan. 6, 2017, at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. Born May 26, 1934, at Great Bend, she was ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


William K. “Bill” McCoy 1930 – 2017

William K. "Bill" McCoy, 86, died Jan. 6, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1930, at Norton, the ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Elizabeth Boyle 1920-2017

Mary Elizabeth Boyle, 96, died Jan. 6, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on Sept. 6, 1920 at ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Moore

WICHITA -Patricia Moore, 89, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Georgine Weber 1948-2017

STAFFORD – Georgine Weber, 68, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Pratt Health and Rehabilitation in Pratt. Born on Feb. 16, 1948, she was the daughter ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lucille Kathryn Hickel Branan 1926-2017

Lucille Kathryn Hickel Branan, 90, died Jan. 2, 2017, at Hopewest Hospice, Grand Junction, Colo. Born Nov. 3, 1926, at Redwing, she was the daughter ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sandra Lee “Sandy” Monroe 1945-2016

Sandra Lee "Sandy" Monroe, 71, passed away peacefully Dec. 14, 2016, at her family home of 60 years in Great Bend. She was born Jan ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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