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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Donald James Komarek 1931 - 2017

Donald James Komarek, 86, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Great Bend, following a brief illness. He was born June 3, 1931, at Ellinwood, the son of Frank and Emilie (Peschka) Komarek. He graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1949 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Government (American/Russian) from Kansas State University in 1954. Donald and Beverly Phillips were united in marriage on Aug. 22, 1954, at the First Congregational Church in Great Bend.

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Keith Bell 1930 - 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Keith Edward Bell, 87, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Valley Baptist Hospital, Brownsville, Texas. He was born March 4, 1930, at Oil Hill, the son of Wade and Bernice (Shockley) Bell. He married Sharon Sloan at Great Bend. They were blessed with four children. They later divorced. He then married Pat (Crockett) Ravenstien March 14, 1980, at Cimarron. A long time Great Bend resident prior to retiring and moving to Brownsville, Mr. Bell was president of Bell Engine Service, Inc.

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leonard A. Funk 1929 - 2017

RUSSELL - Leonard A. Funk, 88, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Barton County, he was the son of William and Lydia (Litzenberger) Funk. On July 19, 1951, he married Mary Ann Younger in Galatia. A farmer and cattleman, Mr. Funk was a lifelong Barton County resident, residing in Russell the last few years.

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Linda Kay (Shepard) Hultz 1954 - 2017

PARADISE, Calif. - Linda Kay (Shepard) Hultz died Aug. 5, 2017, in Paradise, Calif. She was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Lacrosse. In 1972 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. She worked as a caregiver for 30 years.

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Jean (Boyd) Evans 1929 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Donna Jean (Boyd) Evans, 88, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Richard Lee Evans, on Aug. 12, 2017, at Cherry Village Assisted Living in Great Bend. She was born May 23, 1929, in Wahansa, the only daughter of Oliver W. and Elsie Pearl (Reed) Boyd. Donna Jean Estalene graduated from Kingman High School. On Oct. 29, 1950, she married Richard Lee Evans in Kingman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2013.

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clifford “Allen” Scott 1956 - 2017

LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Clifford "Allen" Scott, 60, passed away Aug. 7, 2017, at his home in Lakewood, Wash. He was born Oct. 31, 1956, in Fort Bragg, N.C., the son of Clifford Sr. and Evelyn Scott and grew up in Great Bend. He served his country in the United States Military, Army branch as a Marksman.

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Louise Garrigues 1930 - 2017

Mary Louise Garrigues, 86, of Great Bend, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. She was surrounded by family as Heaven gained an angel. Mary was a passionate woman that was steadfast in her faith and commitment to the Church. She served in various roles with her time spent serving youth giving her the opportunity to spread the love of Jesus and bring others to His unconditional love. As a beacon of God's love, she volunteered and served others through His church and many organizations, most notably she enjoyed Meals on Wheels, Volunteers in Action ...

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shane Landon Stimatze

ST. JOHN - Shane Landon Stimatze, 42, passed away Aug. 12, 2017 at his home in rural St. John.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary L. Garrigues

Mary L. Garrigues, 86, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Celesa May Preston 1966-2017

GREAT BEND - Celesa May Preston, 51, died Aug. 15, 2017, at her rural Great Bend home.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Ann Schumacher 1928 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Patricia Ann Schumacher, 88, died Aug. 13, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

August 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Allan F. Martin 1939-2017

DUNDEE - Allan F. Martin, 77, died Aug. 10, 2017, in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 19, 1939, at Elkhart, Ind., the son of Ellis M. and Clydia I. (Geiser) Martin. He married Earline Morland Nov. 17, 1984, at McPherson. Mr. Martin was a pastor in the Mennonite Church at Elkhart, Ind., led a men's prayer group and enjoyed farming as a hobby. Mr. Martin was a Dundee resident.

August 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wanda Faye Komarek 1926-2017

ELLINWOOD - Wanda Faye Komarek, 90, died May 24, 2017. A Memorial Service of celebration will be held Aug. 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ellinwood. Family and friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church before the service from 10 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will follow at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to the church or Kansas City Hospice House, 1200 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64145.

August 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Samuel Maurice Roach 1963 - 2017

Samuel Maurice Roach, 54, died Aug. 6, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 11, 1963, at Great Bend, the son of Allan Maurice and Sharon K. (Foos) Roach. He married Sharolyn Reddick and they later divorced. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a farmer and worked in the oilfield.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charlotte Grace “Chic” Bolding — 1930 - 2017

Charlotte Grace "Chic" Bolding, 86, died Aug. 9, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend. She was born Oct. 31, 1930, at Smackover, Ark., the daughter of Edward C. and Grace Beatrice (Thornton) Matson. She married Grady Palmer Bolding, Jr., May 25, 1950, at Smackover, Ark. A Great Bend resident since 1957, coming from Magnolia, Ark., Mrs. Bolding was secretary at Morrison Elementary and Roosevelt Junior High, worked as a realtor and was office manager for Grady Bolding Corporation.

August 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Tiffini Dawn Rowe

RUSSELL - Tiffini Dawn (Rogg) Rowe, 47, died Oct. 1, 2017. She was born July 25, 1970.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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