Rose Eva Magie, 94, died Jan. 28, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 8, 1922, at Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Anna (Wolfel) Reif. On May 22, 1992, she married Dale Magie at Great Bend. He died May 1, 1996. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Ellsworth, she worked for Essex.
Lucille Kathryn Hickel Branan, 90, died Jan. 2, 2017, at Hopewest Hospice, Grand Junction, Colo. She was born Nov. 3, 1926, at Redwing, the daughter of Emil and Magdelena (Courange) Hickel. She married Leo A. Kaiser April 24, 1945, at Beaver, Kansas. He died Sept. 29, 1961. She then married R. L. "Bob" Branan Jan. 15, 1973, at Claflin. He died Apr. 26, 2008. Mrs. Branan was a lifetime resident of Barton County.
LARNED - Paula Diane Wells, 74, passed away Jan. 24, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born June 7, 194,2 in Wichita, she was the daughter of Clarence W. and Winnifred M. Seglem Gallegher. A lifetime area resident she was a retired secretary at the Larned State Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning vegetables, western movies and eating ice cream, but especially loved watching Tyler and Trent play football and collecting grandchildren memorabilia.
HAYS - Juliana Dreher Unrein, 83, joined the Lord Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Rush County the daughter of Philip and Wilhelmina (Schuckman) Dreher. On Sept. 10, 1951, she married LaVerne J. "Vernie" Unrein. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2012. She was a homemaker and motel owner.
LARNED - Francis (Frank) Patrick Callahan Jr. 60, passed away Jan. 21, 2017, at his home in Larned, after a year long battle with brain cancer. He was born Oct. 2, 1956, in Larned, the son of Francis P. Sr. and Hazel D. Skelton Callahan. A graduate of Washburn University, he received his Bachelors Degree in Business. A lifetime area resident, he was a Licensed American Family Insurance Agent for 28 years, working at the Larned location for 23 years then added the Great Bend location five years ago. On Aug. 25, 1979, he married TaWanna Mae Mason in Great Bend ...
Ruth L. White, 91, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 4, 1925, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Arthur A. and Mary Ellen (Keenan) Campbell. On Jan. 11, 1947, she married William A. White at St. John. He died Oct. 10, 2005. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker. Besides being a loving and caring wife and mother, she enjoyed baking, cards, dominoes, marbles, needlework and word search puzzles. She enjoyed having her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around and always made sure to take great care of them when they ...
Pvt. Russel Irvin Birt, 21, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Rosepine, La. He was born March 10, 1995, at Dalhart, Texas, the son of Kenneth A., Sr. and Donna M. (Mendenhall) Birt. He was a private in the United States Army.
James S. "Jim" Bowers, 80, died Jan. 22, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 27, 1936, at Herington, the son of Henry Verle and Estella (Engel) Bowers. He married Sharon Fisher April 26, 1959, at Abilene. A Great Bend resident since 1962, coming from Oberlin, Mr. Bowers was chief engineer for KCKT and KSNC-TV.
TIMKEN - Berniece P. Stejskal, 85, Timken, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Mrs. Stejskal was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Rush Center, the daughter of L. V. and Bertha (Cunningham) Reynolds. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1949 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a dietary aide at Great Bend Manor, Great Bend, for 11 years, and she was an assembly worker for 14 years at the La Crosse Furniture Factory, La Crosse, while working along side her husband on the family farm near Timken.
Marilyn J. (Davis) Hawk-Warkentine, 86, was promoted to her eternal home on Jan. 17, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 18, 1930, at Kinsley, she was the daughter of Leslie S. and Rita L. Sanford Davis. In 1935, she moved to Larned. On Dec. 12, 1946, she married Lewis Junior Hawk at Sterling. Four children were born to this union, Lorrene, Darrell, Marilyn L. and Vicki. She was a devoted wife and stay-at-home mother while her children were young. She worked various jobs while her children were in their high school years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, gardening, and ...
Steven J. Bloyd, 75, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 19, 1941, at Fairbury, Neb., the son of Donald E. and Valentine (Dickerson) Bloyd. He married Judy Hilger July 14, 1964, at Lakin. He was an electrician for ElPaso Corporation.