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Lucille Marie Jarus 1928 - 2017

SALINA - Lucille Marie Jarus, 89, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at her home. She was the youngest of six siblings born to Emil and Anna Dimmer Ney, rural Hanston, on March 7, 1928. After graduating from high school and Marymount College, she taught home economics at schools in Kansas City, Mo., Morganville and Wilson. On June 8, 1957, she married Dr. Eugene C. "Bud" Jarus, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson. They settled in Ellsworth.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carol Elaine Hallett 1936 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Carol Elaine Hallett, 80, died April 5, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Dec. 27, 1936, at Otis, she was the daughter of Manuel and Marie (Koch) Ochs. She married Eugene Ernest Hallett Sept. 22, 1956, at LaCrosse. He died Feb. 16, 2017. She was a clerk at Fuller Brush Company and was an aide at Lincoln Elementary for 10 years.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kent A. Knop 1938 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Kent A. Knop, 78, passed away on April 3, 2017, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alvin Carl and Mary Gretchen (Isern) Knop. In 1956 he graduated from Ellinwood High School. On Feb. 12, 1961, he married Rose Cregger at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. He was a farmer, rancher, and dairyman from a very young age; later he continued to farm as well as working jobs in the oil field and construction.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wayne E. Swigart 1932 - 2017 

Wayne E. Swigart, 84, died April 3, 2017, Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 20, 1932, at Blue Rapids, the son of Nolan and Eunice (Craine) Swigart. He married Wilma Martha Erna "Jean" Schroeder Sept. 21, 1957, at Great Bend. She died June 29, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Blue Rapids, he was a cowboy for Taylor Feeding and was a foreman for the City of Great Bend Parks Department.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cheryl Cecilia Smith 1943 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Cheryl Cecilia Smith, 73, died March 31, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 17, 1943, at Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Celina (Desmarteau) and Donald Jurgensen and James Merlin Smith. She was employed by Black Angus Steak Ranch for more than 20 years. She was known as the tiny lady who drove her 4-wheeled scooter around town.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Henry Rajewski 1933 - 2017

Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. Born May 13, 1933, at Victoria, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. Marvin married Betty Lou Kronewitter Feb. 4, 1956, at Schoenchen. She died Jan. 21, 2012. He was a Great Bend resident since 1959, coming from Hays.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Walter James McCormick 1931 - 2017

SYLVIA - Walter James McCormick, 85, died March 31, 2017, at his home in Sylvia. Born July 5, 1931, at Columbus, he was the son of Harry and Mabel Bennett McCormick. On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Helen Pittman at Yuma, Ariz. She died Oct. 18, 2015. He was a machinist for Lockheed in San Diego, Calif., and for Cessna in Hutchinson. He worked as a mechanic for Sam Beltz in Stafford and Halls Welding in Sylvia. He also worked for numerous farmers in the local area. He was a volunteer with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Forest Cee Cephus 1951 - 2017

LARNED - Forest Cee Cephus, 65, passed away April 1, 2017, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Smithville, Texas, he was the son of Jonah and Ruth Harris Cephus. On Jan. 26, 1990, he married Lois Shepherd in Dodge City. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was the director of the drug and alcohol addiction program at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobby Jim Langston 1934 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Bobby Jim Langston, 83, passed Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home in Holyrood. He was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Elsey, Mo., to the Rev. James and Mabel (Miller) Langston. He married Ellen Fortner on July 2, 1955, in Holyrood. In his earlier years, Bobby worked in the oil field as a roustabout doing some drilling, pumping, and other work. After leaving the oil field he became the manager for Doonan Farms at their farm south of Ellinwood. He then owned the Conoco station in Holyrood from which he retired.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Henry Rajewski

Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eldon J. Schremmer 1951 - 2017

BEAVER - Eldon J. Schremmer, 65, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017, after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 2, 1951, at Hoisington, he was the son of Walter R. and Matilda J. (Zorn) Schremmer. A Barton County resident all his life, Eldon was a self-employed over-the-road truck driver for many years prior to his retirement.

March 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Marie Perkins 1932 - 2017

YUKON, Okla. - Jean Marie Perkins, 84, passed away Mar. 28, 2017, in Yukon, Okla. Born June 25, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of Don and Nell Bassett. Moving to Yukon, Okla., in 2014, she grew up and raised her family in Great Bend. From 1978-2014 she lived in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was a master's champion in duplicate bridge, and enjoyed dancing and golfing with her husband Jack.

March 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edna Ellen Ruble 1923-2017

Edna Ellen Ruble, 93, died March 29, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born April 18, 1923, at Great Bend, the daughter of August Henry and Geraldine Frances (Chaney) Meyer. She married Sidney Ray Ruble Nov. 12, 1942, at Great Bend. He died April 20, 1969. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mrs. Ruble was a retired machine operator at Fuller Brush and worked as a cook at American Legion Argonne Post 180 and Elks Lodge No. 1127.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred “Millie” K. Oetken 1952 - 2017

LARNED - Mildred "Millie" K. Oetken, 64, passed away March 29, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 18, 1952, at Dodge City, she was the daughter of Marvin and Margaret Leonhart Rupp. On July 2, 1972, she married Charlie Oetken in St. John. He survives. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth Marjorie Wineland 1923-2017

NATOMA - Ruth Marjorie Rinearson Wineland, 93, formerly of Natoma, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hays.

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


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Dorotha (Dottie) Dailey Hershey 1921 - 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dorotha Dailey Hershey (Dottie), 96, passed away April 28, 2017, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. Dottie was ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Fitzstephens 1923 - 2017

CASPER, Wyo. - Mildred Fitzstephens, 93, passed peacefully at Wyoming Medical Center the morning of May 9, 2017. She was born Mildred Caroline Beck to Fred ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Steven George Shaw 1957 - 2016

WALLAND, Texas - Steven George Shaw, 59, died Dec. 23, 2016, at his home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donald Eugene Dannebohm 1931 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Donald Eugene Dannebohm, 85, passed away at Leisure Homestead in St. John on May 17, 2017. He was born in Great Bend on November ...

May 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carole Kay Butler

Carole Kay Butler, 72, died May 16, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

May 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Galen C. Lloyd 1963 - 2017

Galen C. Lloyd, 53, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on June 14 ...

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Paul William Chansler 1929 - 2017

STAFFORD - Paul William Chansler, 87, went to be with His Lord and Savior on May 14, 2017, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Dec ...

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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