Robert Eugene Haberman, 70, died Dec. 18, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 23, 1946, at Great Bend, he was the son of Joseph L. and Mary T. (Koester) Haberman. He was a long time Great Bend resident. He was a client of Sunflower Diversified Services.
PAWNEE ROCK – Mary Katherine Hinkle, 67, died Dec. 17, 2016 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Born Oct. 23, 1949 in Rogers, Ark., she was the daughter of Burl and Cleva (Dean) Schell. Mary worked in the laundry service and she was a volunteer for Community Support Service Program in Dodge City.
BURDETT- Wanda M. Kollhoff, 90, died Dec. 15, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1926, at Burdett, she was the daughter of W.T. and Leora Moore Crockett. An area resident, she was a homemaker and a nurses aid.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...