ALBERT - Robert H. Petersen, 70, died Jan. 21, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
WILSON - Francis M. Olds, 92, died Jan. 20, 2014 at Salina Regional Health Center.
GREAT BEND - Alice Leona Foster, 87, died Jan. 21, 2014 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
RUSH CENTER - Helen L. Appel, 83, of rural Rush Center, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 20, at Hays Medical Center. Born on June 22, 1930, in Hargrave, she was the daughter of Jacob and Mollie (Ickes) Reifschneider. In 1948, she graduated from La Crosse High School. On Nov. 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Delmer D. "Bud" Appel in La Crosse A homemaker, Helen enjoyed gardening and taking care of her chickens, as well as cooking, baking, and sewing.
LARNED - James Francis Kaeberle, II, 61,died Jan. 19 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born July 20, 1952 at El Dorado, he was the son of James Francis and Rosalyn Elizabeth (Snyder) Kaeberle.
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 ...
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.