OTIS - Richard L. "Monte" Landers, 83, died June 25 at home in Otis. He was born March 12, 1931, at Osawatomie, the son of John A. and Annie (Fouts) Landers. Monte married Marilyn Stewart Dec. 30, 1951, at Garnett. She died Feb. 9, 2010.
HOISINGTON - Virgil Earl Hogan, 89, died June 23 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born April 25, 1925, in Hoisington, he was the son of Dennis and Elsie (Jones) Hogan. On June 25, 1946, he married Dolores Jean Lutschg in Hoisington. She died on May 18, 2011. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, living in Buhler since 2010, he was a roughneck for Woodman-Iannitti Drilling Company.
COLDWATER - Kay Ellen Shaffner, 80, passed away on June 24 at Western Plains Regional Medical Center in Dodge City. She was born on April 21, 1934, in Russell, to Gordon Shaffner and Ruth (Griffith) Shaffner. Kay was a resident of Pioneer Lodge in Coldwater. She began living in Pioneer Lodge in 1971. She was a part of Pioneer Lodges family for over 40 years.
GREAT BEND - Joseph Jay Worcester, 48, died June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
DENVER, Colo. - Jason Lee Nolte, 31, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Seneca, was killed on June 21, while at work at Manko Window Systems, in Aurora, Colo. Jason was born March 5, 1983, in Seneca, the son of Robert and Kathleen Nordhus Nolte. Jason grew up in Seneca and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School. In 1995, the family moved to White Cloud and he attended Highland High School, graduating in 2001. He worked for Fairview Mills for two years, before he began his college career at Kansas State University. While in Manhattan he worked for Manko Window Systems ...
HOISINGTON - Virgil Earl Hogan, 89, died June 23, at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born April 25, 1925, in Hoisington, he was the son of Dennis and Elsie (Jones) Hogan. On June 25, 1946, he married Dolores Jean Lutschg in Hoisington. She died on May 18, 2011. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, living in Buhler since 2010, he was a roughneck for Woodman-Iannitti Drilling Company.
HOISINGTON - Virgil E. Hogan, 89, died June 23 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
LARNED - Margaret H. Hoagland, 93, passed away June 23 at the Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
Kay Ellen Shaffner, 80, died at Western Plains Hospital in Dodge City, Ks. Funeral services are pending with Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood.
OMAHA, Neb. - Thomas P. Seidel, 78, died June 8. He was born on Dec. 24, 1945, in Pratt. A former Great Bend resident, he grew up in Omaha, Neb., and Mitchell, Neb., graduating from Mitchell High School in 1953, and Iowa State University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer and then worked for Northern Natural Gas for 27 years, retiring in 1987. During retirement, he volunteered for several grade schools in the Omaha Public School system and for more than 20 years at the Omaha Police Department.
MUENSTER, Texas - Florence Lorraine Williams, 95, died June 17 at a hospital in Denton, Texas. Born March 14, 1919, in Otis, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha Moore. On Aug. 12, 1937, she married the love of her life, Arthur Warren Williams. Due to Arthur's job in the oil fields, the family moved to many places including Garnett, Great Bend and Albert, and Tonkawa, Okla. They finally stopped moving when they arrived in Muenster, Texas, in 1962. She was employed at the family drug store in Albert, at the Dress Factory and at Muenster Memorial Hospital. In ...
Roberta J. Welch, 70, died June 19 at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Robert and Florence (Frank) McCoy. She married Vince Latona in New York; they later divorced. On July 30, 1984, she married Jerry Welch. A Great Bend resident since 1986, coming from Nevada, Mo., she was a bookkeeper for the State of Missouri Department of Revenue. She loved God, family, golf, and her flowers.
DODGE CITY – Arlie "Walt" Redburn, 89, died June 19 at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Ft. Dodge. He was born April 21, 1925, at El Dorado, the son of Arlie M. and Mertie D. Wilcox Redburn. A Dodge City resident since the late 1940s, moving from El Dorado, he was a mechanic for John Stickney Inc. for 30 years and a maintenance supervisor at Arrowhead West in Dodge City for 10 years, retiring July 16, 1993.
GREAT BEND - Weldon M. Brozek, 73, died June 16, 2014 at the Newton Medical Center. Born March 12, 1941, in Lucas, he was the son of James A. and Agnes (Rezabek) Brozek. On Oct. 16, 1965, he married Mary "Paula" Hipsher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1962, coming from Lucas, he was a service technician for Southwestern Bell and AT&T. Mr. Brozek was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed cowboy poetry and music, and attending ranch rodeos. His greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren. A very kind and gentle man, Mr ...
Weldon Brozek, 73, died June 16 at Newton Medical Center, Newton. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - Marian "Ann" Bahr, 86, died July 16, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
SHAWNEE - Carolyn L. Heinz, 72, of Shawnee, passed away July 15, 2014.
LARNED - Eleanor M. Adams, 90, died July 14, 2014.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.
Willa Mae Springfeldt, 93, died July 10, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 11, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Ethel Mae (Renfro) Teem. On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Virgil L. Springfeldt in Cottonwood Falls. He died on June 7, 1992. A resident of Great Bend since 1972, coming from Bushton, she and her husband were owner and operator of IGA of Bushton and Kwik Shop in Great Bend. She enjoyed playing the piano and cello.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Katherine (Pyles) Munoz. In 1965, he graduated from Great Bend High School.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA.- Esther Dunham, 89, died Dec. 2, 2013 at Golfcrest Health Care Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 at Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. She married Jack Dunham June 9, 1945 at Hays, Kan. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J. C. Penney and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
ELLINWOOD--Joyce Marie Fullbright, 83, passed away in Ellinwood on July 10. Born Oct. 1, 1930 in Georgetown, Ark., she was the daughter of Briles and Myrtle (Chambers) Andrews.
Connie Rosalie Peacock, 91, died July 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Feb. 21, 1923 at WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Pete and Antonia (Solowski) Gregorcyk.
Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.
OLATHE - Christopher James Gross, 41, passed away July 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center from complications of his battle with brain cancer.
GREAT BEND - Lloyd E. White, 81, died July 8, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Center, Dodge City.