Arther Wayne Hunt, 83, died Sept. 17, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Silver City, Okla., he was the son of Elmer and Essie D. (Browning) Hunt. On Dec. 24, 1951, he married Shirley Rae Jones in Lyons. She died on March 31, 2013, after more than 61 years of marriage. He then married Faye (Gilmore) Fredelake on Dec. 28, 2014, in Hoisington. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was a driller for Pickrell Drilling.
Kenneth L. Tompkins, 88, of Great Bend, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born on Sept. 20, 1926, on the family farm northeast of Byers in rural Stafford County, the son of Lawrence W. and Gladys I. (Miles) Tompkins. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Fern A. Miller at Great Bend. He owned and operated Kenny's Farm Service at St. John. He was employed for 18 years by the Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission serving at Glen Elder Reservoir as Area Manager.
Mary Lynne Garnett, 54, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Wichita, the daughter of Lawrence "Gus" and Donna (Kellogg) Davis. She was an LPN at Larned State Hospital.
Cecilia M. Schremmer, 91, of Great Bend, died Sept. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Oct. 26, 1923 at Odin, the daughter of Frank Joseph and Frances T. (Kessler) Ille.
Luis G. Mata-Ortiz, 28, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 2, 1987, in Durango, Durango, Mexico, he was the son of Sergio and Susana (Ortiz) Mata. On March 26, 2010, he married Elizabeth Arias in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 2007, he was a welder for Doonan Specialized Trailers.
Sandra J. Boyce, 78, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Sept. 27, 1936, at Bar Harbor, Maine she was the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Reynolds) Dwelley. She graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine and later attended Nursing College in New Hampshire for two years. On Oct. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to James L. "Jim" Boyce at Swan Valley, Idaho. He died on Jan. 16, 2012. The couple lived in Whittier, Calif. and Idaho Falls, Idaho for many years prior to moving to Great Bend in 1998 ...
Leo LeRoy Herrman Sr., 72, died Sept. 13, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born May 16, 1943, in Great Bend, he was the son of Wendelin and Dorothy (Herl) Herrman. On Dec. 18, 1987, he married Ramey Smith in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a policeman for the Great Bend Police Department and then was maintenance supervisor for Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center and Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
WICHITA - Mary Lou (Bauer) Martin died Sept. 8, 2015. Born July 22, 1938, she was the daughter of Chester E. and Naomi Anderson Bauer. She grew up in Hudson graduating from Hudson High School in 1956. She was a loving wife and mother, beloved friend of many, a musician, and an artist. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and music education in 1960 from Southwestern College in Winfield, and a Master of Music degree in 1962 from Northwestern University. She was an organist and choir director at several churches, and directed many children's musicals in ...