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Frank E. Roesler

Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 11, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

JoAnn Macurdy

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Franklin F. Ricker, 1926-2017

CHASE - Franklin F. Ricker, 90, passed away at Sterling Presbyterian Manor March 6, 2017.

March 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries

Ronald Lee Zahnter 1955 - 2017

Ronald Lee Zahnter, 61, passed away on March 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 8, 1955, at Syracuse, he was the son of James Alvin and Irene Margaret (Hanson) Zahnter. He grew up around Syracuse and was formerly employed as an auto and diesel mechanic at Oren Florence's Conoco Station in Syracuse, by Hurly Chevrolet in Goodland, and the John Deere Implement Dealer in Kiowa. He was united in marriage to Leann Railsback in 1973 and the couple later divorced in 1996. He had been a resident of Great Bend for the past two years. Ron ...

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Elmer F. Huslig 1935 - 2017

WICHITA - Elmer F. Huslig, 81, passed away March 5, 2017, in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1935, at Fowler, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Boor) Huslig. Elmer lived in Great Bend until he moved to Wichita in 2002. He worked for Great Bend Candy and Tobacco as well as Great Bend Music as a sales associate. His passion for music was exhibited as a drummer, playing in several bands.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Keith D. Foskett 1962 - 2017

LORRAINE - Keith D. Foskett, 54, passed away at his home on March 5, 2017. Born March 6, 1962, in Great Bend, he was the son of Harlan E. and Goldie (Foiles) Foskett. In 1992, he married Rhonda Sue Barnhill. She survives him. He worked as an auto mechanic, well pumper, and roustabout handyman.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Marilyn A. Showalter

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ellinwood. Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home ( is handling arrangements.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Frances “Wilma” French 1918 - 2017

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Frances "Wilma" French, 98, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, in Lewisville, Texas. Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Hamilton, she was the eldest daughter of Thomas C. and Edith M. (Churchman) Adsmond. She was a long-time resident of Great Bend and an elementary educator of more than 50 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher 1928 - 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Former Great Bend resident C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher, 88, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville, Ark. after a short illness. Cliff was born on June 21, 1928, in Lyons. He served on various community boards, the Great Bend City Council and retired as president of Colonial Savings and Loan. He and his wife Patsy (Burt) Schumacher moved to Bella Vista, Ark. where they enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending winters at their desert home in Borrego Springs, CA.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Ron Cornett 1941 - 2017

HENNESSEY, Okla. - Ron Cornett, 75, died Dec. 27, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Enid, Okla. Born Feb. 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of C.F. and Maxine Polk Cornett. He attended Prairie Center School in rural Hoisington and Claflin and Winfield public schools. In 1959, he graduated from Claflin High School. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield. On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Mary Beth Kilgariff in Enid, Okla. He worked for various oil related companies in Winfield and Hennessey Okla. and was an over the road truck driver for 10 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Jim (J.D.) Cameron 1939 - 2017

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Jim (J.D.) Cameron, 77, died on Feb. 26, 2017. Born July 13, 1939, in Bellville, he was the son of Loraine and Stedman Cameron. In 1997, he moved to Alamogordo, N.M., coming from Kansas after retiring from UPS. Jim was an avid golfer, so the weather here gave him the opportunity to play gold year around (his dream comes true). His love for golf was so big, he worked as a grounds keeper at the Country Club golf course in Kansas, the Lodge golf course in Cloudcroft, N.M. and Desert Lakes here in Alamogordo ...

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Sarina L. Johnson 1962 - 2017

SALINA - Sarina L. Johnson, 54, died Feb. 26, 2017, in Salina. Services are pending with Ryan Mortuary in Salina.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Robert A. “Bob” Parrish 1927-2017

Robert A. "Bob" Parrish, 89, died March 2, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born March 3, 1927, at Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of George Elbert and Leta Faye (Dodson) Parrish. He married Mary Belle "Polly" Pollock Sept. 1, 1949, at Kansas City, Mo. She died April 21, 2005. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was owner and operator of Parrish Motors, the Dodge automobile agency. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Wesson Ray Link 2016 - 2017

LYONS - Wesson Ray Link, 2 months, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Dec. 12, 2016, at Kansas City, Mo., he was the son Gavan R. and Leslie A. Steffan Link.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Carley M. Day 1934 - 2017

Carley M. Day, 82, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born April 4, 1934, at Prague, Okla., the daughter of Charles E. and Helen (Coleman) Smith. She married Edwin Harold Day June 20, 1952, at Prague, Okla. He died Aug. 9, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Day was the long-time manager of Howard's Apparel.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

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Cleo F. Petz 1942-2017

Cleo F. Petz, 74, died April 16, 2017, at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation, Wilson. He was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Great Bend, the son ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

Jo Ann Winkler 1939-2017

Jo Ann Winkler, 78, died April 17, 2017, at Trego Manor, WaKeeney. She was born March 19, 1939, at Great Bend, the daughter of Bernard ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

John H. Helfrich 1942-2017

John H. Helfrich, 74, passed away April 13, 2017 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 1, 1942 to Anthony G. Sr ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries

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