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James Milo “Hambone” Newkirk, Sr. 1943-2015

James Milo "Hambone" Newkirk, Sr., 72, died June 15, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born June 3, 1943 at Osage City, he was the son of Forest and Elizabeth (Korf) Newkirk.

June 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marguerite Mae Albers 1922-2015

Marguerite Mae Albers 1922-2015

June 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gary A. Skelton 1947-2015

Gary A. Skelton 1947-2015

June 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Herb Feltes 1930 - 2015

Herb Feltes died June 7, 2015. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, the son of Leo and Helen Feltes. He was a business owner for over 25 years.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jo Anne Redburn 1934 - 2015

Jo Anne Ford Redburn was released from this life on May 11, 2015. She started this life with her parents, Malcom Afton and Virgie Mae Suchsland Ford on Jan. 31, 1934, in Smith Center. The love of her life, William Franklin Redburn, preceded her in death in 2009. Her family, daughter Cynthia Raeleen and Terry Alan Schmidt of Pittsboro, N. C.; daughter Cheryl Anne Lippert of Great Bend; grandson Ian Michael Lippert of Salina; granddaughter Jessie Rose Lippert of Larned; and great granddaughter Carmella Rose Neal of Larned, will celebrate her life in July with a scattering of her ashes ...

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barbara June (Foster) Meyer 1931 - 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Barbara June (Foster) Meyer, 83, passed away on May 22, at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born July 28, 1931, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Beulah (Harmon) Foster. She was a graduate of Hoisington High School. On Dec. 24, 1949, she married Alfred L. Meyer of Great Bend. She resided in Great Bend until 1964.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lila Lee Gilpin 1931 - 2015

HAYS - Lila Lee Gilpin, 84, died June 11, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center. Born March 2, 1931, on the family farm in Barton County, she was the daughter of Chester A. and Florence Helen (Thorpe) Smith. On Jan. 13, 1951, she married her husband of 57 years, Carl G. Gilpin in Great Bend. He died on Dec. 24, 2008. She was a homemaker. She attended business college in Denver, loved to play bridge and dominoes, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She enjoyed attending church meetings and volunteering at Hays Medical Center.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

Donald R. Powers 1950 -2015

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Denise "Dee" Beltz

Denise "Dee" Beltz, 50, peacefully passed away from this life, into eternal life with Jesus on Monday, June 8, 2015, following a valiant fight with stage four lung cancer. Her supporters carried her through the last two years of grueling radiation, chemotherapy and hundreds of tests and appointments.

June 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vance Harger 1952-2015

Vance Craig Harger, 62, died June 9, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 16, 1952 at Rockford, Mich., he was the son of Vance Giles and Lois (Fernenberg) Harger.

June 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Herb Feltes 1930 - 2015

Herb Feltes died June 7, 2015. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, the son of Leo and Helen Feltes. He was a business owner for over 25 years.

June 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Alyce M. Draney 1935 - 2015

Alyce M. Draney, 80, died June 8, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born April 9, 1935, at Bertrand, Nebraska, the daughter of Jesse and Madge (Stevens) Dyer. She married Ralph E. Draney Oct. 30, 1950. A Great Bend resident since 1958, she was a homemaker and an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Janlyn Miner Morrison 1939 - 2015

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Janlyn Miner Morrison died May 13, 2015. Born Dec. 18, 1939, in Dodge City, to Arline (Collins) and Robert Dudley Miner, "Jan" was the great-granddaughter of two pioneering western Kansas farm families. The family moved to Great Bend in 1946, where Jan attended public schools and then Kansas University her freshman year.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Matthew Harlan “Matt” Stricker 1974 - 2015

HAYS - Matthew Harlan "Matt" Stricker, 41, passed away June 7, 2015, at his home in Hays. Born Feb. 9, 1974, in Russell, he was the son of Gottfried Jr. and Marsha (Boxberger) Stricker. He grew up in Russell until the fourth grade when Matt and his family moved to Hays. In 1992 he graduated from Hays High School. He was a co-owner of Back To Nature Inc. of Hays.

June 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carolyn S. Rein 1962 - 2015

LARNED - Carolyn S. Rein, 53, passed away June 4, at her home in Larned. Born May 31, 1962, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Rosemarie H. Henrici Rein. She was an Insurance Medical Clerk.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


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James ‘Jim’ Oliver

GREAT BEND - James "Jim," Oliver, 90, died July 17, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rhoda Sue DeVorss 1940 2015

GREAT BEND - Rhoda Sue DeVorss, 75, died July 16, 2015, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alex D. Dreher 1924 - 2015

GORHAM - Alex D. Dreher, 90, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bonita M. Demel 1960-2015

ODIN ‑ Bonita M. Demel, 54, died July 15, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1960, she was the daughter of Stephen F. and Dolores A. (Jenisch) Demel.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dotty Ann Kober 1931 - 2015

RUSH CENTER - Dotty Ann Kober, 83, died July 13, 2015, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse. Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Rush Center, she was the daughter of Ernest G. and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. In 1953, she married John B. Kober. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1990. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1949 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a farmer. She also worked for Locust Grove Village in La Crosse for many years.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Simmons 1920 - 2015

CLAFLIN - Evelyn Simmons, 95, died July 14, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

July 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anna M. Hitschmann 1919-2015

ODIN - Anna M. Hitschmann, 95, died July 14, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, on the farm near Odin, Kansas, the daughter of Peter J. and Louisa (Korkisch) Meyeres.

July 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Edna Claudine Ringwald 1931 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Edna Claudine Ringwald, 83, died on July 11, 2015, in Great Bend. Born Aug. 15, 1931, at the family home in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Claude and Alice (Lovely) Ewalt. On May 18, 1952, she married Reinder Carl Ringwald in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2015. A lifetime resident of rural Rice County and Ellinwood, she was a housewife and actively participated with her beloved husband in their farming and livestock operation.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Judith J. Hrymecki 1941 - 2015

ALBERT- Judith J. Hrymecki, 74, passed away at her home in Albert on Sunday evening, July 12, 2015. Born Jan. 9, 1941, at White Heath, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert Dwight and Nannie Elizabeth (Parker) Robinson. On Dec. 14, 1979, she was united in marriage to John J. Hrymecki at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakley, Mich. The couple made their home in Chapin, Mich., for 15 years and then in Owosso, Mich., for 15 years prior to moving to Albert in 2009. While in Michigan, Judith worked for Universal Electric, Woodards Furniture and Ovid Convalescent Home.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Richard Alton Miller 1972 - 2015

Richard Alton Miller, 43, died July 13, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born May 31, 1972, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of Donald and Mary Lou Miller. He was supervisor of Campus Security at Barton Community College.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roxie Bernice Swinger 1921 - 2015

Roxie Bernice Swinger, 94, died on June 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on April 4, 1921, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of Alonso Noel Trent and Amy Garrett Trent. On July 20, 1940, she married Jack E. Swinger in Wichita.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


M. Sharon Chansler 1930 - 2015

STAFFORD - M. Sharon Chansler, 84, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Dec. 13, 1930, at Eureka, she was the daughter of Emmett and Masil McDaniel Hall. A 1948 graduate of Langdon High School, she also attended Adalahale Business College in Hutchinson. On Dec. 24, 1950, she married Paul W. Chansler while Paul was on leave while serving with the United States Army. They were married for over 64 years. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, she was a homemaker and business partner with her husband in Paul's Grocery of Stafford ...

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillip Lee Bryant 1952 - 2015

CHASE - Phillip Lee Bryant, 63, of rural Chase, passed away July 11, 2015. Born Jan. 15, 1952, in Great Bend, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy Bryant. On May 5, 1972, he married Teresa Malea Campbell in Lyons. They were married 37 years. She passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. He was employed by Silica Grain for 32 years. He was currently employed with Ellinwood Tank Service. He loved spending every minute with his family. He also enjoyed taking his grandson on trips and spending lots of time with him.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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