ELLINWOOD - Glenn H. Breford, 84, passed away Nov. 12, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1932, in Wilson, he was the son of Herman John and Marie (Pfieffer) Breford. In 1950 he graduated from Holyrood High School. He later joined the United States Army where he served his country from 1953-1955. He married Joan Stumps together they had four children. He later married Anna Maria Erdman on Sept. 18, 1982, in Ellinwood. She passed away June 21, 2010. He was an Ellinwood resident since 1981, formerly of the Holyrood area where he was the owner of Breford & Sons ...
TOPEKA - Wayne Edward Thompson, 84, of Topeka, formerly of Otis, passed away on Nov. 9, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born May 23, 1932, son of Carol Sherman (Spide) Thompson and Wilma Lucille (Billie) Selvage Thompson in Udall. His early life was spent in and around the Udall and Atlanta, Kan., area. He graduated from Atlanta High School, Arkansas City Junior College, and Emporia State Teacher's College. He married Arlene Booth on Oct. 10, 1954.
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Duayne "Pete" Charles, 90, died July 6, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 23, 1926 at Heizer, the son of William E. and Beta (Trauer) Charles. He was employed by Myers Water Well Service, and the Great Bend Fire Department from 1948 to 1968, earning the rank as Captain. Mr. Charles was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Martin Arthur Morgenstern, 102, died Nov. 6, 2016, at his home in Great Bend, surrounded by many people who loved him. Born Sept. 6, 1914, on the family farm near Galatia, he was the son of Samuel and Lena (Radke) Morgenstern.
WICHITA - Dorothy Louise "Dottie" Freeman, 74, received her eternal reward on Nov. 5, 2016. Dottie spent 24 years as Director of Main Place Youth Teen Challenge Center in Kingman where she and her staff ministered to more than 600 at-risk teenaged girls. She was also a legal guardian to Ms. Ashley Chaffin.
Dorothy May Schmitt, 77, died Nov. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born June 29, 1939, at LaCrosse, she was the daughter of Dan and Katherine (Herdt) Wagner. She married Vernon Schmitt and they later divorced. A Great Bend resident most of her life, coming from Otis, she was a retired secretary for Sunflower Diversified Services.
ELLINWOOD - Maxine Mae Haddon, 80, died Nov. 6, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born March 18, 1936, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Scarborough) Batchman. On June 13, 1954, she married Loren Don Haddon at Great Bend. A lifetime Barton County resident, she was a homemaker.
Martha Bender, 98, died Nov. 4, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born Aug. 16, 1918, at Susank, she was the daughter of Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Nov. 14, 1937, she married Louie Bender at Russell. He died Nov. 15, 1969. A Great Bend resident since 1943, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker.
Virginia M. Walters, 96, lifelong Great Bend resident, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Country Place Living in Ellinwood. Born May 27, 1920 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Joseph Roy and Mary Louise "Louisa" (Whitacre) Evans. She graduated from Great Bend High School, where she had been Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she was selected to be Miss Great Bend and competed at the state final Miss Kansas contest in Topeka. She was united in marriage to Cleat Walters on Jan. 29, 1939 in Great Bend.
Claudia Rae Cook, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 22, 2016. She was in good health at the time of her passing. Claudia Rae was the youngest daughter of Hazel (Standley) and Everett Cook. Born March 22, 1944 in Goodland, she spent much of her early life growing up in Winona. Claudia was born developmentally disabled, but never let such things keep her from having a good day. Claudia's father was the local postman, and the family also owned and ran the local hotel and café in Winona. Claudia spent her childhood assisting in the family business ...