Douglas Lorson, 55, died Jan. 3 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 9, 1958, at Abilene, he was the son of James Francis and Inez Esther (Strutt) Lorson. A Great Bend resident since 1983, coming from Hays, he was a sous chef for Five Oaks Club and various restaurants.
COLBY - Phillip Eugene Powell, 61, died on Jan. 1 in Colby. He was born on March 1, 1952, at Flagler, Colo. Bateman Funeral Home in Goodland is in charge of arrangements.
Leroy C. "Mac" McDorman, 87, died Dec. 31 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 22, 1926, he was the son of Dennis and Lena (Simenton) McDorman. On May 16, 1953, he married Darlene Venters at Plainville. A Great Bend resident since 1966, coming from Russell, he was employed by Halliburton Services, retiring as a field supervisor after 42 years. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working in his yard.
HOISINGTON - Margaret B. Krug, 81, died Jan. 1 at Hospice of Salina in Salina. She was born Oct. 7, 1932, at Ness County, the daughter of Gaston Alvin Eugene and Rosie Bell (Ross) Young. She married Robert Eugene Krug Aug. 9, 1953, at Raton, N.M. He died Sept. 2, 2000.
ELLINWOOD - Tonya K. Miller, 46, died Dec. 30 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 6, 1967 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Douglas D. and Joy (Axman) Wilson. In 1986 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On March 21, 2002 she married Martin Miller in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood and a resident of Great Bend, she was employed by Cellular One and Great Bend Eye Care and spent the last 11 years as a homemaker and mom to twin boys, Eli and Asher, born in 2004. Always outgoing and generous, she was happiest ...
Margaret L. Kearns, 80, died Dec. 30 at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 30, 1933 in Downs, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Grace (Graig) Smith. She married Norman Robinson. He died in 1959. On Oct. 7, 1961, she married Charles E. Kearns in Chase. He died on March 24, 1981. A resident of Great Bend since 1986, coming from Chase, she was a homemaker and worked in the fabric department at Walmart until retirement.
Eleanor Helen Younker, 101, of Hays passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in Hays. She was born Sept. 23, 1912 in Hays to Anton F. and Rosa (Maska) Arnhold.
DODGE CITY – Pauline C. Durler, 89, died Dec. 29 at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Ft. Dodge. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, at Windthorst, the daughter of Herman "Harry" and Catherine Heeke Schawe. On Aug. 25, 1947, she married John E. Durler at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2011. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and farm wife.
SALINA - Monika Marie Oberle, 28, passed away Dec. 26. Born Aug. 20, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Kathleen A. Oberle.
McKINNEY, Texas - Rachael (Jarmer) Green, age 41, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on Dec. 29 at McKinney, Texas. She was born on March 4, 1972, in La Crosse, to Robert and Karen (Herrman) Jarmer.
Charles "Rusty" Huntington, 61, died Dec. 26 at his home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 2, 1952 at Cocoa Beach, Fla., he was the son of Charles Otho and Mary Elaine (Schwartz) Huntington.
PARK CITY - Charles "Chuck" Velton Smith, 56, died Dec. 23 in Wichita. He was born March 17, 1957 in Ellinwood.
HUTCHINSON - Robert H. Bagby, 87, died Dec. 25 at his home in Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 4, 1926, at Great Bend, the son of Nelson and Margaret Williams Bagby. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
Betty Jean Waitt, 84, died Dec. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born July 15, 1929, at McPherson, the daughter of Austin and Eva (Wilson) Nyquist. She was a Registered Nurse working at Hadley Medical Center, Hays, and at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, retiring in 1994.
MANHATTAN - John R. Graham, 68, died peacefully with family by his side on Dec. 20 in Manhattan. A native Kansan, John was born in Liberal, on Aug. 14, 1945, to John Alfred and Doris Fay (Bozarth) Graham.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.