LARNED - Marjorie June Dawes, 75, passed away Nov. 1, 2015, at Kenwood Plaza in St. John after a long illness. Born Feb. 19, 1940, in Grainfield, she was the daughter of Philip and Velma Wolf. A long-time resident of Larned, she was a retired diet technician from Larned State Hospital. She also helped many people as an independent professional tax preparer, having gained experience as a legal secretary for Morgan Wright Law Office in her early career.
LA CROSSE - LeRoy H. Reifschneider, 88, died Oct. 31, 2015, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Nov. 1, 1926, near Hargrave, he was the son of Jacob and Molly (Eckes) Reifschneider. On Nov. 20, 1947, he married Marie Holopirek at the United Methodist Church in La Crosse. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2014. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a cattleman and farmer, and owned and operated the Rush County Sale Barn in La Crosse before his retirement.
ELLSWORTH - Blanche Rose (Jiricek) Woodmansee, 92, passed away Oct. 29, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. Born March 2, 1923, in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Anna (Krizek) and Carl Urbanek. On Jan. 1, 1940, she married Stephen Jiricek in Ellsworth. On June 2, 1989, she married Harvey Woodmansee in Ellsworth. She was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County and a homemaker and farmwife.
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Joseph (Tony) F. Lane, 73, has followed His Shepherd and His God to His Eternal Home on Oct. 28, 2015, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. His courageous journey with cancer was an inspiration to all. Tony's legacy is engrained in the character of all the lives he touched. He was the former Chief of Police in Great Bend. He was Castle Rock Chief of Police for 25 years, 50 years in Law Enforcement.
HALSTEAD - Dorothy E. Dick, 88, died Oct. 29, 2015, at Halstead. Born Nov. 5, 1926, in Mt. Hope, she was the daughter of Henry and Estella Blasi Rohling. On Nov. 23, 1948, she married Leonard Dick at Garden Plain. He died April 27, 2009. A longtime resident of the Zenda community, she was a homemaker and a licensed cosmetologist.
Dianne Cope, 72, died Oct. 29, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 15, 1942, in Lambert, Miss., she was the daughter of Tommie A. and Frances (Brown) Goodnight. On May 28, 1961, she married Marvin Donald Cope in Great Bend. She was the office manager at Heartland Dermatology and was a seamstress.
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Floyd Douglas Griggs, 80, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed away Oct. 27, 2015, at his home. Born on Sept. 2, 1935, in Guymon, Okla., he was the son of Beaulah May (Thrall) and Earl Edward Griggs. He was raised in northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas, graduating from Deerfield High School in Deerfield in 1953. After high school he attended Kansas State University and in 1957, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as an Honors graduate and with Phi Kappa Phi honors. On Sept. 30, 1956, he married Carol Lavon Kash in Lakin, until her ...
Mary Rose Craddock, 68, died Oct. 27, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She was born May 9, 1947, at Great Bend, to Jober and Zelma Carson. She married Dale Craddock in March of 1995. A Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker.