OTIS - Fredrick P. "Fred" Fuhr, 67, died Feb. 10, 2016, at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital and ER in Wichita. Born July 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Paul A. and Eunice D. (Morgenstern) Fuhr. In 1966 he graduated from Great Bend High School. On April 6, 1993, he married Niki Van Dyke at Wichita. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a meat market manager for Dillon's before his retirement.
Ellinwood - Naida Jeanne Fordyce, 84, died February 12, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born November 20, 1931, in Newton, the daughter of Richard Fred and Lulu Marie (Shambaugh) Householter.
Gertrude Ann Bonham, 89, died Feb. 13, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Oct. 25, 1926, at Swarthmore, Pa., the daughter of George Joseph and Ida W. (Waterson) Sullivan. She married Henry Franklin Irving Aug. 23, 1956, at Berwyn, Pa. They later divorced. She then married Tom Bonham Aug. 9, 1991, at Great Bend. He died March 4, 1995.
Marlin Marvin Disque, 86, died Feb. 13, 2016, at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1929, at Claflin, the son of Adam and Margaret C. (Radenberg) Disque. He married Thresa Courange and they later divorced. He then married JoAnn Dunn and they later divorced. He was a plumber and was a long-time Hoisington resident.
Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J. Roberts Sr. and Georgia (Grizzle) Roberts. In 1969 he graduated from Great Bend High School.
TRIBUNE - Elaine Mae Harper, 79, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune. Born July 7, 1936, at Offerle, she was the daughter of Raymond and Applonia (Stegman)Stegman. On Dec. 27, 1956, she married Marion (Mick) Harper in Offerle. A resident of Tribune since 1957, she was a homemaker. She was an avid fan of the Greeley County School Sports programs as well as KU Basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. She volunteered at Sacks on Broadway, Greeley County High School Library and served 14 years with Greeley County 4-H. She enjoyed babysitting for many ...
GORHAM - Rolland F. "Ladd" Goreham, 89, died Feb. 9, 2016, at the Main Street Manor at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Yates Center, he was the son of Floyd R. and Pearl E. (Williams) Goreham. On June 15, 1948, he married Joyce E. (Culver) at Yates Center. She died April 5, 2011. He grew up in Yates Center and attended Yates Center High School. In 1952, he moved to Russell and worked for John O. Farmer Oil Company and Shields Drilling Company. In 1986 he moved to Gorham. In his later years he worked for the ...
Floreine Margaret Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Boyd, she was the daughter of Herman Paul and Corda Pearl (Wilmoth) Schwartz. On Jan. 30, 1937, she married Paul Wayne Blankenship in Lyons. He died on Feb. 3, 1977. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker.
Ann Marie Mantz, 79, died Feb. 9, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Dec. 8, 1936, at Hoisington, the daughter of Bernard and Anna Victoria (Budig) Riedel. She married Carl Mantz Jan. 19, 1954, at Olmitz. He died Feb. 21, 1990. She worked in the laundry at Central Kansas Medical Center and retired from the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse.
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Melvin Lyle Herrell, 82, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Stafford, to Leo Jesse and Sylvia May (Gahm) Herrell. Melvin was a parish member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Teamsters. He retired from Dillon's in February 1996 and was a bus driver for area schools.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin passed on January 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. Born Nov. 21, 1946, in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of William Collett Brummett and Beverly Jean (Phillips) Brummett. She lived in Great Bend until she was 10 years old, when her family moved to Elgin, Ill.