HOLYROOD - Glenn Harvey Gabbard, Sr., 83, died Feb. 16, 2017. He was born Aug. 17, 1933 in Afton, Okla., to Silas Miller and Martha (Warren) Gabbard. He married June Reichard in Miami, Okla., on Oct. 18, 1961. He was a mechanic at a service station in Oklahoma and Great Bend.
ST. JOHN - Janice Marie (Richmeier) Nusser, 57, passed away on Feb. 17, 2017, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born on June 23, 1959, at Hoxie, she was the daughter of E. J. (Elmer) and Mary Jean (Aich) Richmeier. A resident of St. John since 1975, she graduated from St. John High School in 1977 and attended the Sydney Hairdressing College. On Nov. 19, 1977, she married Phillip E. Nusser at St. John. He survives. She was a Medical Receptionist for the Stafford County Health Department in St. John.
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ELLINWOOD - Iris LaVern (Buckbee) Pohlman, 84, passed away on Feb. 18, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born on Oct. 24, 1932, in Ellinwood she was the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Heinze) Buckbee. She was a lifetime Ellinwood resident.
ELLINWOOD - Alice Marie Wineinger, 89, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Aug. 9, 1927, at rural Haddam, she was the daughter of John Rhine and Myrtle Mae (Williams) Rhine. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Haddam. Upon graduation from Haddam High School, she taught school in rural Clyde and Cuba schools. On Jan. 17, 1945, she was united in marriage to William Ross Wineinger. After Ross returned home from the Navy, they moved to Waterville and Marysville and St. Joseph, Mo., where they owned and operated their plumbing and heating ...
Iris LaVern (Buckbee) Pohlman, 84, passed away at her home in Ellinwood on Feb. 18, 2017. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood. Full obituary and service details can be viewed and condolences posted at www.minnischapel.org.
CLAFLIN - Margaret Julia Smith (Miller), 99, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Feb. 26, 1917, at Claflin, the daughter of Louis and Anna (Carey) Miller. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Claflin and graduated from Claflin High School. She married Warren T. Smith Aug. 17, 1936, at Claflin. He died Dec. 29, 1994. A lifetime Claflin resident, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and worked at Komarek Jewelers in Great Bend as a sales associate.
CHANDLER, ARIZ. - Babette "Babs" Kinderknecht, age 61, passed away Feb. 10, 2017 surrounded by family in her home in Chandler, Ariz., after a long battle with diabetes and renal failure. She has embarked on her last travel to Heaven surrounded with Angels, to be with her Heavenly Father. Babette retired from American Airlines and worked in different capacities for the company.
Eugene Ernest Hallett, 84, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, at Rush Center, the son of Ernest Glen and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. He married Carol E. Ochs Sept. 22, 1956, at LaCrosse. He was a maintenance worker at the Mullergren Plant for 35 years and a lifelong farmer at Rush Center. He was a resident of Great Bend. Mr. Hallett was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Alfred M. Reichuber, 96, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 27, 1920, at Odin, the son of Sebastian and Wilhelmina (Huslig) Reichuber. He married Leona Antonia Stoss May 15, 1946, at Olmitz. She died March 13, 2015. A lifetime area resident, Mr. Reichuber was a carpenter. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Delbert L. Adams Jr. died on Feb. 13, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1961 in Great Bend, the son of Judy (Whithington) and Delbert L. Adams Sr. He married Jill (Hensley) and had a son Dustin (Kirstin-girlfriend) of Seattle Wash. He then had four sons Micheal, Greg, Jamison all of Manhattan, and Dalton of Valley Center with his then companion Jamie.
Kevin Lynn Habiger, 44, died unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2017, at Wichita. Born June 27, 1972, at Great Bend, he was the son of Sylvester "Bud" and Sandra (Brougher) Habiger. He was a 1991 graduate of Great Bend High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, scouting and a variety of other activities with friends and family. After graduating from high school, he obtained a commercial driver's license and worked in the trucking and transport business. He moved to Wichita where he was employed most recently in shipping and order fulfillment for Amazon in nearby Coffeyville.
OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in rural Otis. Born Oct. 6, 1953, at Ness City, she was the daughter of Frank and Albertina (Flax) Fehrenbach. On June 7, 1987, she married Randall Lee "Randy" Funk on the family farm. He died in September 2004. A long time Otis area resident, she owned and operated Berni's Country Beauty Salon. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her dogs, family and customers.
BILLINGS, Okla. - Robert Edward Guertin, 72, died Feb. 13, 2017, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1944, in Southbridge, Mass., he was the son of Robert P. and Cecilia B. Guertin. He lived in Great Bend for many years and worked as a jailer at the Great Bend Sheriff Department. He was loved by many in the community. Robert enjoyed all kinds of racing and laughter with family and friends.
Larry Dean Shaw, 61, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. An avid KU basketball fan and fisherman, Larry loved people, family gatherings, attending yearly NCAA basketball tournaments with his son, and was always helping others.