Helen Lucille Sanders Hazen, 75, died Jan. 18 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1938 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Clarence and Catherine (Clawson) Heckens. On Sept. 6, 1958 she married Leon F. Sanders in Great Bend. He died on Jan. 3, 1997. She then married Paul D. Hazen on Jan. 19, 2002 in Great Bend, He died on Dec. 20, 2012. A Great Bend resident since 1975, coming from Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, she was a Deli Queen for Dillons until her retirement. She loved bingo, slot machines, and Kansas City ...
OTIS - Dennis Phillip Brack, 78, died Jan. 17, at his home in Laughlin, Nev. Born March 25, 1935, in Great Bend, he was the son of Lester A. and Frieda (Kaiser) Brack. He graduated from Otis High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in engineering from Fort Hays State University. On Sept. 28, 1960, he married Victoria Lebsack in Wichita. After they were united in marriage, Dennis and Victoria moved to Huntington Beach, Calif. He was employed by National Cash Register, in Santa Anna, Calif. as an engineer until his retirement. He also kept a farm going in Otis ...
HOLYROOD - LaVerne Amber Yager, "Cuddy" to her friends, died on Jan. 17, in Lakewood, Colo. after living a rich and full life for over a century. The daughter of Charles and Lydia Hammon Waymire, LaVerne was born on Sept. 18, 1912 on a Kaw Indian farm near Kaw City, Okla. She attended a one room school taught by her sister Opal, graduated from Kaw City High School and then furthered her education at Hills Business College in Oklahoma City, Okla. She married Otis E. Yager July 6, 1933 in Kaw City, Okla. during the depths of the Great Depression and ...
HOISINGTON -Alan D. Riedl, 52, died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born May 23, 1961 at Kirksville, Mo. the son of Jon Dee and Norma Jean (Alger) Riedl.
Larry "Pops" Ravenstien, 75, died Jan. 17 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. He was born Sept. 23, 1938, at Lyons, the son of Wilmer "Red" and Helen (Albin) Ravenstien. He married Patricia Crockett Dec. 23, 1958, at Ellinwood. They later divorced. He then married Joyce Porter at Nickerson. They later divorced. He was a truck driver for most of his life; his last employment was with Griffin Seed, Nickerson.
PARK CITY - Billy Joe Anthony, 65, died Jan. 15 at Wichita. He was born Aug. 28, 1948 in Russell. He married Michelle Hoover on Oct. 9, 2009 in Wichita. She survives.
HOISINGTON - Jack A. Whitt, 92, died Jan. 15 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Jan. 25, 1921 at Nickerson, the son of Gaylord "Jack" and Grace Whitt.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - LaVerne Yager, formerly of Holyrood, passed away Jan. 17 in Lakewood, Colo. Services are pending with Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Carol (Willis) Ellis, 76, passed away on Jan. 14. Born on July 17, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., she was the daughter of Harry and Janet Orr Willis. Carol loved her family. She held many positions throughout her life, but nothing would ever replace her role as wife, mother and grandmother.
MANHATTAN - Genevieve L. "Genny" Matthews, 87, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, at the Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. Born on Feb. 23, 1926, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruby (Parker) McClure. Genny was raised in Great Bend where she attended local schools, graduating from Great Bend High. On Jan. 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter L. Matthews in Great Bend. They were longtime Manhattan residents. Genny was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. For many years she worked in food service at Eugene Field Elementary School in Manhattan and later worked part time at ...
COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Ronald (Ron) Mitchell, 69, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, after battling cancer.
GREAT BEND – James Lee "Jim" Rube, 76, died Jan. 15, 2014 at Sterling House, Great Bend.
SEWARD - Ellen Elizabeth Gates, 92, died at her home on Jan. 13, 2014 after a full life and a brief illness.
Nancy L. Adams, 78, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred I. (Hungerford) Darr. In 1953, she graduated from Great Bend High School and later attended Barton County Community College. A homemaker, Nancy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
HOISINGTON - Dwayne Detter, 61, died Jan. 12, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Feb. 15, 1952 at Hutchinson, the son of Leonard Dwayne and Donna Jean (Van Meter) Detter. Dwayne married Denise Perry July 30, 1977 at Lyons. Growing up in Sterling, Dwayne was a Hoisington resident since 1996 coming from Oberlin. Dwayne was a sales manager for KSN-Oberlin and later Eagle Radio, Hays, retiring in 2006.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.