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Irene Ruth Ledford 1922 - 2016

Irene Ruth Ledford, 93, died Dec. 11, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 20, 1922, at Wheatland Township in Barton County, she was the daughter of Reinhold and Amalia "Mollie" (Beisel) Nuss. On Sept. 21, 1941, she married Albert M. "Bud" Jay. He died Oct. 25, 1969. She then married Earl Ledford on Aug. 15, 1970. He died May 24, 1987. A lifetime Barton County resident, she was a telephone operator for AT&T.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


S. Larry Edwardson 1937 - 2016

S. Larry Edwardson, 79, died Dec. 10, 2016, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born May 11, 1937, at Crisfield, MD., he was the son of Christian F. and Grace (Hoffmeyer) Edwardson. On May 15, 1965, he married Carole Powell, in Wilmington, DE. He retired from a long career as a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell & Reed Inc.

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Esther Maureen Yeakley 1939 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Esther Maureen Yeakley, 78, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 9, 2016, at Almost Home, Inc. in Great Bend. Born Feb. 13, 1938, at Penokee, she was the daughter of John David and Ruth Emily (Rice) McRae. In 1955, she graduated from Hill City High School and then attended Kansas State University. On June 2, 1958, she was united in marriage to Gary G. Yeakley at Manhattan. She ran farm equipment on the family farm, took care of her three children, and cooked for family and helpers on the farm. She also worked for Farm Bureau in ...

December 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gary D. Cropp 1935 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Gary D. Cropp, 81, died Dec. 9, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born June 6, 1935, on the farm in Avard, Okla., the son of Earl N. and Bonnie M. (Millsap) Cropp. He graduated from Avard High School, Avard, Okla., and received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from Northwestern Oklahoma State, Alva, Okla.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kirk Stuart Clone 1962 - 2016

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - Kirk Stuart Clone passed away suddenly in his home on Dec. 7, 2016, from many heart complications. He was born Aug. 29, 1962, in Jackson, Michigan. He grew up in Vista, Calif., Manhattan, Kan., and Great Bend, returning to Eaton Rapids in 1980.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darrell O. Batchman 1936 - 2016

Darrell O. Batchman, 80, died Dec. 9, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 21, 1936, at Great Bend, he was the son of Alvin Otis and Neva Grace (Stone) Batchman. On Aug. 7, 1955, he married Audrey Ann Geil at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albert. She died July 27, 2016. A lifetime Barton County resident, Mr. Batchman was electrician group leader for Marlette Homes, worked in preventive maintenance at United Technology (Essex), and retired as an electrician at Larned State Hospital. He was a life-long farmer. He enjoyed dirt bike riding and building radio controlled planes ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leslie Lowell Workman 1938 - 2016

Leslie Lowell Workman, 78, died Dec. 8, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born June 14, 1938, at Great Bend, he was the son of Leslie Lowell and Mathilda (Krkosska) Workman Sr. On April 15, 1972, he married Jean Marie Mausolf at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a serviceman for NCR. He enjoyed attracting purple martins, was involved in Boy Scouts and loved his grandchildren.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John T. Ringle 1948 - 2016

HOLYROOD - John T. Ringle, 68, passed away Dec. 8, 2016. He was born April 2, 1948, in Salina, to Jack and Ruth (Olson) Ringle. He married Michelle (Nice) in Holyrood on Aug. 14, 1998.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Doris June McFarren 1932 - 2016

Doris June McFarren, 84, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. Born Oct. 31, 1932, at Brownell, she was the daughter of John and Bertha (Foos) Helwig. On Nov. 30, 1950, she married Clayton McFarren at Bazine. He died Feb. 23, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1972, coming from Dighton, Mrs. McFarren was a grocery store clerk and bookkeeper for McFarren Motors.

December 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean S. Bates 1941 - 2016

LUCAS - Jean S. Bates, 75, died Dec. 3, 2016. Born July 10, 1941, in Lucas, he was a farmer.

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eleanor M. Reif 1923 - 2016

ODIN - Eleanor M. Reif, 93, died Dec. 4, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. She was born April 22, 1923, in rural Redwing, the daughter of Adolph and Caroline (Linsner) Demel. Eleanor graduated from Odin High School and then married her sweetheart, Anton J. "Tony" Reif, on Oct. 20, 1942, in Odin. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2011.

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ron and Freda Broetzmann

Ronald E. "Ron" Broetzmann 1937 - 2016

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darrell I. Rexwinkle 1936 - 2016

Darrell I. Rexwinkle, 80, died Dec. 4, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born June 3, 1936, at Edna, he was the son of Clifford L. and Opaline O. (Goodwin) Rexwinkle. On March 12, 1955, he married Dixie Colleen Childress at Valeda. A Great Bend resident since 1969, coming from rural northeast Oklahoma, he was a ranch hand, a cattle buyer for Thies Packing, a diesel mechanic for R & S Transportation, and maintenance man for Barton County Historical Society.

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ural G. “Jack” Clair 1930 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Ural G. "Jack" Clair, 86, died Dec. 4, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1930, in rural Edwards County, he was the son of Thomas and Frieda Ingerham Clair. In 1948 he graduated from Lewis High School. On Nov. 27, 1952, he married Jeanette Kowalsky in San Francisco, Calif. She died on Oct. 22, 1987. On Dec. 7, 1990, he married Bernita K. Urban Schloemer in Ellinwood. She died on April 27, 2015. He was the owner of Jack's Welding, retiring in 1995.

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Twila M. Bedford 1936 - 2016

PEABODY - Twila M. Bedford, 80, of Peabody and formerly of Lehigh, died Nov. 29, 2016, at Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita. She was a retired medication aide.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Vicki Lynn Weber 1957 - 2017

Vicki Lynn Weber, 59, died Jan. 11, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born Sept. 25, 1957, at Borger, Texas, the daughter ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Calvin Willis Perry 1939 - 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Calvin Willis Perry died Dec. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, the son of Calvin Willis ...

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Geralyn “Gerry” M. Schartz 1959 - 2017

CLAFLIN – Geralyn "Gerry" M. Schartz, 57, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. She was born Feb. 2, 1959, in Lyons, the ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charles E. “Pete” Peterson 1927 - 2017

Charles E. "Pete" Peterson, 89, died Jan. 7, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born March 24, 1927, at Wichita, the ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Florence Evelyn Johnson 1925 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Florence Evelyn Johnson, 91, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 2, 1925, in Fowler, she ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou Mootz 1926 - 2017

OTIS - Betty Lou Mootz, 90, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born Feb. 9, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson 1963 - 2017

LARNED - Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson, 53, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. Born July 29, 1963, in Great Bend, she was the ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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