HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter of Harry and Blanche (Wallace) Clayton. A long time resident of Barton County, where she raised her family, she worked as a dispatcher most of her adult life first in the oilfield then later for Barton County Sheriff 's office where she retired in 1998. After her retirement she spent her time helping others. She volunteered for both Barton County Youth Home and the Hoisington Girls Home (Logan Haus) and spent many years working with ...
Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to Great Bend after Dean returned from serving in Italy during World War II. They were married June 14, 1943, in Rapid City, S.D.
Doyle Rand, 88, died on Nov. 21, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Rodney, Ark., he was the son of John Henry and Sylvia (Hand) Rand. In 1949, he met the love of his life Betty Lou Rutter in Pratt. They were married on April 17, 1949, in Coats. She passed away on July 15, 2015. A resident of Great Bend he worked in the oil fields with Harms Petroleum for 33 years and was the owner of Rand Properties.
Margaret Mary Heinz, 86, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 11, 1929, at Dodge City, the daughter of Jake and Bertha (Andra) Heinz. Until her death, Margaret was dedicated to the care of her daughter with special needs. She was a beautician and homemaker. She had been a Great Bend resident since 2008, coming from Canon City, Colo.
WICHITA - Helen Louise Willingham, 103, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Sandpiper Bay in Wichita. She was born March 31, 1912, at Wichita, the daughter of Grant and Freda (Behrens) McNett. She married Delton "Willie" Willingham Nov. 28, 1950, at Bentonville, Arkansas. He died Aug. 12, 1989. She and Willie owned the Big Wheel Drive-In for 15 years.
Kristi R. Bender, 48, died Nov. 19, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 5, 1967, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of David and Linda (Kratzer) Monroe. On July 1, 1995, she married Leo Bender Jr., in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for 25 years, coming from Geneseo, she was an Avon salesperson and baker.
RUSH CENTER - Arlyn C. Solomon, 77, died Nov. 15, 2015, at Autumn Wood in Claremore, Okla. Born Aug, 3, 1938, in Bison, he was the son of Carl Solomon and Dora (Goatley) Solomon. He was a longtime resident of Rush County before moving to Inola, Okla., in 2012. He was a 1956 graduate of La Crosse High School. On May 25, 1960, he married Karla Misegadis at Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center. On June 8, 1963, he graduated from Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Georgia. He was the General Manager of the Golden Belt Telephone Association before his retirement.
Billie Jean Harrison Chartier, 66, died Nov. 16, 2015, at The Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 17, 1949, in Angola, she was the daughter of Bill and Juanita (Shook) Harrison. She grew up in Mound Valley.