GREAT BEND - Phyllis Fern Bates, 95, died June 27, 2014 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
GREAT BEND – Stephen Joseph Rychlec, 65, died June 27, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Kathryn (Kay) L. LaOrange, 81, passed peacefully at home in Palm Springs on Saturday, June 21, 2014 after a courageous 14-month battle with cancer.
GREAT BEND – Rufus P. Fimple, 93, died June 26, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
GREAT BEND – Glen F. Ehrlich, 87, died June 27, 2014 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
OTIS - Richard L. "Monte" Landers, 83, died June 25 at home in Otis. He was born March 12, 1931, at Osawatomie, the son of John A. and Annie (Fouts) Landers. Monte married Marilyn Stewart Dec. 30, 1951, at Garnett. She died Feb. 9, 2010.
HOISINGTON - Virgil Earl Hogan, 89, died June 23 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born April 25, 1925, in Hoisington, he was the son of Dennis and Elsie (Jones) Hogan. On June 25, 1946, he married Dolores Jean Lutschg in Hoisington. She died on May 18, 2011. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, living in Buhler since 2010, he was a roughneck for Woodman-Iannitti Drilling Company.
COLDWATER - Kay Ellen Shaffner, 80, passed away on June 24 at Western Plains Regional Medical Center in Dodge City. She was born on April 21, 1934, in Russell, to Gordon Shaffner and Ruth (Griffith) Shaffner. Kay was a resident of Pioneer Lodge in Coldwater. She began living in Pioneer Lodge in 1971. She was a part of Pioneer Lodges family for over 40 years.
GREAT BEND - Joseph Jay Worcester, 48, died June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
DENVER, Colo. - Jason Lee Nolte, 31, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Seneca, was killed on June 21, while at work at Manko Window Systems, in Aurora, Colo. Jason was born March 5, 1983, in Seneca, the son of Robert and Kathleen Nordhus Nolte. Jason grew up in Seneca and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School. In 1995, the family moved to White Cloud and he attended Highland High School, graduating in 2001. He worked for Fairview Mills for two years, before he began his college career at Kansas State University. While in Manhattan he worked for Manko Window Systems ...
HOISINGTON - Virgil Earl Hogan, 89, died June 23, at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born April 25, 1925, in Hoisington, he was the son of Dennis and Elsie (Jones) Hogan. On June 25, 1946, he married Dolores Jean Lutschg in Hoisington. She died on May 18, 2011. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, living in Buhler since 2010, he was a roughneck for Woodman-Iannitti Drilling Company.
HOISINGTON - Virgil E. Hogan, 89, died June 23 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
LARNED - Margaret H. Hoagland, 93, passed away June 23 at the Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
Kay Ellen Shaffner, 80, died at Western Plains Hospital in Dodge City, Ks. Funeral services are pending with Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood.
OMAHA, Neb. - Thomas P. Seidel, 78, died June 8. He was born on Dec. 24, 1945, in Pratt. A former Great Bend resident, he grew up in Omaha, Neb., and Mitchell, Neb., graduating from Mitchell High School in 1953, and Iowa State University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer and then worked for Northern Natural Gas for 27 years, retiring in 1987. During retirement, he volunteered for several grade schools in the Omaha Public School system and for more than 20 years at the Omaha Police Department.
HOISINGTON - George L. Carson, 71, died Aug. 30 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Steven D. Manning, 67, died Sept. 5 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1947 at Lebanon, Mo., he was the son of
MCPHERSON- Donald Lee Marshall, 72, formerly of Pittsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 4. Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, is handling arrangements.
WICHITA- Colleen Alma Baker, 90, died Sept. 4. She was born and raised in Great Bend.
Francis D. Huffman, 70, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Aug. 31, 2014 at his Great Bend home.
STAFFORD - Victor L. Blakeslee, 82, died Sept. 2, 2014 at Stafford County Hospital.
RUSSELL - Edward Maier, 90, died Sept. 1, 2014 at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Betty J. Kramer, 84, died Aug. 31 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born April 6, 1930 at Otis, the daughter of Julius and Amelia (Georg) Muth.
William J. Burke, 84, died July 31 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 18, 1929 at Spearville, the son of William Chauncey and Julia M. (Hayden) Burke.
Floyd E. Ward, 69, died Aug. 25 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Feb. 14, 1945 at Pueblo, Colo., the son of Ila Ward.
Lawrence Stanley Schneider, 89, died Sept. 2, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1925, in Barton County, he was the son of Louis John William and Agnes Pauline (Page) Schneider. On Aug. 11, 1945, he married Daisy Pauline McDonald in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
RUSSELL - Norma Jean (Boxberger) Schwien, 81, of rural Russell, passed away Aug. 27, at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1932, at the family home in northeast Ellis County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Mai) Boxberger. She grew up in the Ellis County area and attended the Pleasant Dale School District #99. She later obtained her G.E.D. On Jan. 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Larry Schwien in Russell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007. She was a homemaker.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.