NEWTON - Ann E. Musser, 50 passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Via Christi Saint Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born Nov. 17, 1965 at Great Bend, daughter of Victor F. and Evelyn (Johanning) Hoffman. She married Todd A. Musser on July 10, 2004 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hoisington.A Newton resident, she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, MOM's Group and Home-Ec Teachers Club. She was a 1984 graduate of Hoisington High School and graduated from Fort Hays State University.
LOVELAND, Colo. - Carol "Dian" Quint, 68, died Aug. 24, 2016 at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo. She was born Sept. 20, 1947 at Great Bend, the daughter of Morris and Louise (Budde) Brack. She married Terry Quint Feb. 22, 1992 at Kansas City. Mrs. Quint was employed by Essex and retired as a mail sorter for the United States Postal Service. A Loveland resident the past eight years, she enjoyed gardening, quilting and watching hummingbirds in her back yard.
Rita K. Rowe, 55, passed away at her home in Great Bend on Aug. 24, 2016. Born on July 9, 1961, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of George Howard and Laura Avey (Phillips) Kepford. She attended school at Ellinwood and later at Great Bend. She worked at Barton Community College and the Golden Belt Grill, both of Great Bend. She enjoyed good food, word search puzzles, listening to music, and watching old movies.
LA CROSSE - Eugene F. "Gene" Littler, 86, died Aug. 25, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse, Kansas. Born July 12, 1930, in rural McCracken, he was the son of Willis James and Edith Blanche (Jefferis) Littler. He was a resident of La Crosse since 1994, moving there from Kansas City, Kansas, where he resided for 40 years. A 1948 graduate of La Crosse High School, he earned a master's degree in speech/hearing pathology from Fort Hays Kansas State College in Hays. He then attended Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita receiving his RN Degree. Upon ...
CLAFLIN - Nedra Ann Blazek, 78, died Aug. 25, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 27, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of Roy Lee and Mary (Turner) Clay. In 1955, she graduated from Great Bend High School and in 1957 from then St. Rose Hospital School of Nursing. On Jan. 11, 1959, she married Harold "Boots" Blazek in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2013. She worked in nursing for 42 years, retiring from Ellinwood District Hospital in 1999.
STUTTGART, Ark. - Louise Logan died on Aug. 15, 2016 at her home. Born Aug. 23, 1929, she was the daughter of Cagie and Georgia B. Nobles. She resided in Albuquerque, N.M. before moving to Great Bend. After three years she moved to Pine Bluff, Ark.
LYONS - Phillip Alan Knight, 56, died on Aug. 22, 2016, at The Denver Hospice at Denver, Colo. Born on April 4, 1960, he was the son of Kenneth E. and Jo Anna McCoy Knight at Scott City. He was a lifetime Lyons resident. In 1968 he graduated from Lyons High School with and in 1982 from Kansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. On June 1, 1980, he married Susan Annette Curtis at Prairie Village. He was a farmer/cattleman.
Delores R. Ochs, 91, died Aug. 22, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 19, 1925, at Milberger, she was the daughter of Ben and Lydia (Miller) Boxberger. On April 20, 1947, she married Edwin Ochs at Otis Lutheran Church. He died Aug. 5, 1980. She was a homemaker.