Dr. William Doyle Smith, 75, died Oct. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 23, 1940, in Sapulpa, Okla., he was the son of Frankie Anderson and Bertha (Holt) Smith. On March 22, 1970, he married Carol Wenzel in North Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Smith was a Great Bend resident and the pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church since 1972. He was president of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists for two terms, served on the Board of Trustees for the Midwestern Theological Seminary, was a founding board member of Webster Conference Center in Salina, and ...
SYLVIA - - Helen Virginia (Pitman) McCormick died on Oct. 18, 2015. Born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Inglewood, Calif. she was the daughter of Earl and Thelma Pitman. In 1949, she graduated from Sweetwater High School. On Nov. 14, 1954, she married Walter James McCormick. They resided in Chula Vista Calif. until 1960 when they moved to Kansas. Helen retired from Cessna after 30 years. After she retired she went to work for Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.
STAFFORD - Dennis Dale Harter, 65, passed away Oct. 19, 2015. Born on Feb. 25, 1950, in Larned, he was the son of Dale R. and Louise E. (Fehrenbacher) Harter. In 1968 he graduated from St. John High School. He attended Fort Hays State University, and Kansas State University-Salina. A resident of Stafford since 1996, he was the store manager of NAPA-Harter Automotive in Stafford. Mr. Harter was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Airforce. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Metz-Harter-Culbreath Post of St. John. Survivors include his mother of St. John; two sons, Justin ...
ANDERSON, Mo. - Jeffrey "Steve" Nutting. 58, passed away Oct. 17, 2015, at National Healthcare in Joplin, Mo. Born Jan. 12, 1957, in Eureka, he was the son of Clyde Leroy and Jane Irene (Cox) Nutting. He attended school in Great Bend, and graduated high school in Bogue. He worked in the oil fields of Kansas, and later worked in construction as a welder in various states. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports.
BEAVER, Okla. - Roy Lee Bobeck, 80, of Beaver, Okla., passed away Oct. 19, 2015, at the Beaver County Memorial Hospital. Born on April 7, 1935, in Great Bend, he was the son of Edward and Clara Mae Bobeck. On May 22, 1953, he graduated from Great Bend High School. On March 17, 1957, he married his longtime sweetheart, Shirley Fay Kimber. He worked for Exxon for 33 years as a pumper.
SAINT PETER - Skip M. Yowell, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at his home in Saint Peter. He was born in Hays, to Harold and Marjorie (Murray) Yowell. He spent his early years in Grainfield, moving to Great Bend at the age of 5. He started kindergarten at Park Elementary School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1964.
LARNED - Brett Meyers, 51, passed away on Oct. 17, 2015, in Newton. He was born in Larned on June 14, 1964, the son of Terry and Betty Meyers. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1982, and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business.
Wendale E. McAllaster, M. D., F. A. C. S., 90, died Oct. 18, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, at Greeley County, the son of Rollin Marquis and Edna Pearl (Stahley) McAllaster.
RUSSELL - Marvin J. Dumler died Oct. 5, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1921, in rural Russell County, he was the son of Jacob and Lydia Dumler. He attended Valparaiso University in Indiana where he earned his BA in education in 1943. He then signed up for officers' training school at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in the Chicago area.
HOLYROOD - Jared Paul Langston, 35, returned to his heavenly home Oct. 13, 2015, passing away in Weld County, Colorado. He was born Oct. 29, 1979, at Great Bend, the son of Roger and Joyce (Bauvso) Langston.
WICHITA - Robert Alan Jordan Sr., 85, died on Oct. 10, 2015, at Via Christi Villages in Wichita. Born near Claflin, he was the son of Elmer Charles and Georgia Martha (Houska) Jordan. He grew up in Gypsum and was a resident of Great Bend most of his life. On Sept. 3, 1949, he married Elda Jean (Clothier) Jordan in Wichita. He was employed by the Electric Company as storeroom keeper and then the director of purchasing.