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Mildred Irene Pommerenke 1917 - 2017

LENEXA - Mildred Irene Pommerenke, 100, passed away quietly as she watched the sunset on her porch, Oct. 9, 2017, at Greenwood Terrace in Lenexa, where she lived for the past two years. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday with her sons, grandchildren, and staff who cared for her. Irene was born Aug. 4, 1917, the daughter of Cecil and Pearl Cole of Clay Center.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gary Dale Miller 1949 - 2017

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Gary Dale Miller, 67, was born on Nov. 6, 1949, in Great Bend, and passed away on Oct. 25, 2017. He resided in Palm Desert, Calif. at the time of his passing. A graduate of Great Bend High School and Barton County Junior College, he worked in the computer industry for many years. In addition to a lifelong interest in computers and all things technology, he was a longtime member of the BMW Car Club of America.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emily A. (Henning) Ward 1931 - 2017

Emily A. Henning Ward, 86, died Nov. 9, 2017, at Great Bend. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Kingman County the daughter of John and Mary Bohrer Henning. A longtime Great Bend resident, she was a former LPN. In 1951 she married Richard Kathman. He preceded her in death. In 1974 she married James Ward. He died in 2004.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Curt L. Richards 1958-2017

RUSSELL - Curt L. Richards, 59, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born Feb. 13, 1958 in Russell, he was the son of Bill A. and Marjorie A. (Richardson) Richards. He grew up and attended school in Russell.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Verna J. Riemann 1927-2017

BEAVER - Verna J. Riemann, 90, died Nov. 9, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth. She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Wilson, the daughter of Vincent A. and Josephine F. (Tymer) Pejsha. Verna graduated from Wilson High School and then earned her bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University.

November 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darlene Marie Dean 1951 - 2017

Darlene Marie Dean, 66, died Nov. 8, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1951 at Hays, to Aloysius and Cleopha Elizabeth (Herrman) Leiker.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobby Leon Gitgood 1952 - 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. - Bobby Leon Gitgood, 64, died on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Betty and Smokey Kramer, and Ben Gitgood. Born Nov. 16, 1952, in Great Bend, he graduated Great Bend High School in 1970, and served his country in the United States Navy. He retired and moved to Sarasota, Fla. in 2015.

November 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leota June Mettling, 1924-2017

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Leota June Mettling, 93, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Nov. 3, 2017 in the loving hands of her daughter Deanne and her husband Marv Amerine.

November 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lawrence Emil Demel 1931-2017

HOISINGTON - Lawrence Emil Demel, 85, died Nov. 5, 2017, at the Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Nov. 24, 1931 at rural Redwing, to Alois and Christina (Schneweis) Demel. Lawrence married Sidone (Demel) Oct. 4, 1955 at Beaver. She survives.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James L. Philbern 1928 - 2017

James L. Philbern, 89, died Nov. 5, 2017, at home in Great Bend. He was born April 13, 1928 at Littleton, Colo., the son of Lou Frank and Pauline (Smith) Philbern. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, James worked in the oilfield for many years, being most recently employed by Murray Casing Crews, Inc. James was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing cards.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Janet L. Deets 1955 - 2017

DODGE CITY - Janet L. Deets, 62, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at her residence in Dodge City. She was born Jan. 25, 1955, in Larned, the daughter of Merwyn C. and Nadine Nauert Deets. A lifetime area resident she graduated from Larned High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She was in retail sales for JCPenney at Larned and Dodge City. The last 20 years were spent in the Jewelry Department.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Floy Leota “Lee” Webs 1931 - 2017

LACROSSE - Floy Leota "Lee" Webs, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. Mrs. Webs was born May 8, 1931, in Van Zandt Co., Texas, the daughter of Alpha Omega and Della Victory (Morse) Cantrell. On Sept. 17, 1950, she married Lawrence Webs at Hays, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1985.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Frank Hamilton 1934 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Gerald Frank Hamilton, 83, died Nov. 3, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born July 24, 1934, in Moundridge, the son of Theodore Frank and Katherine (Head) Hamilton. Gerald graduated from Hoisington High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. On July 18, 1975, he married Lucille Yager in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death on March 31, 1988. A longtime Hoisington resident, Gerald was a truck driver for Graves Truckline of Great Bend.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clarence ‘Butch’ Roland Johnson 1935-2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Clarence "Butch" Roland Johnson, Clarence "Butch" Roland Johnson, 82, of Pawnee Rock, passed away Oct. 31, 2017 in Via Christi Hospital, Wichita.

November 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frances W. “Dovie” Cotton 1922 - 2017

Frances W. "Dovie" Cotton, 95, of Ellinwood, passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 2, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Dovie was born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Ionia County, Michigan, to Harry and Cora (VanLeuvan) Riker, and grew up in the Portland, Michigan area. She was united in marriage to Ralph K. Cotton on Aug. 6, 1939, at Portland, Michigan, and the couple owned and operated bakeries for all of their working life. They moved to Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1961, and lived there for 11 years until moving to Ellinwood in February of ...

November 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Sheryl ‘Sherie’ Esfeld 1949-2017

HOISINGTON – Sheryl "Sherie" Esfeld, 68, died Nov. 27, 2017, at her home in Hoisington.

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Norma I. Goodenough 1941-2017

GREAT BEND - Norma I. Goodenough, 76, died Nov. 27, 2017, at the Hays Medical Center.

November 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Walter L. Smith 1927-2017

MARBLE FALLS, Texas - Walter L. Smith, 90, died on Nov. 23, 2017, at the Arbor House care facility in Marble Falls, Texas.

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ernest (Bud) M. Amerine 1924 - 2017

OMAHA, Neb. - Ernest (Bud) M. Amerine, 93, passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. He was born in 1924 in Great Bend. In ...

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jimmy Dale Wornkey 1934 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Jimmy Dale Wornkey, 83, passed away Nov. 25, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Erma Lou Meyer 1929 - 2017

Erma Lou Meyer, 88, died Nov. 26, 2017, at Pleasant Hills Assisted Living in Hutchinson. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, at Campbell, Neb., the ...

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Andra Lee Tracy 1934 - 2017

Andra Lee Tracy, 82, died Nov. 25, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 23, 1934, at Larned, the daughter of ...

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mayette C. Keith 1920-2017

HOISINGTON - Mayette C. Keith, 97, died Nov. 26, 2017, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born March 10, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo ...

November 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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