Larry "Pops" Ravenstien, 75, died Jan. 17 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. He was born Sept. 23, 1938, at Lyons, the son of Wilmer "Red" and Helen (Albin) Ravenstien. He married Patricia Crockett Dec. 23, 1958, at Ellinwood. They later divorced. He then married Joyce Porter at Nickerson. They later divorced. He was a truck driver for most of his life; his last employment was with Griffin Seed, Nickerson.
PARK CITY - Billy Joe Anthony, 65, died Jan. 15 at Wichita. He was born Aug. 28, 1948 in Russell. He married Michelle Hoover on Oct. 9, 2009 in Wichita. She survives.
HOISINGTON - Jack A. Whitt, 92, died Jan. 15 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Jan. 25, 1921 at Nickerson, the son of Gaylord "Jack" and Grace Whitt.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - LaVerne Yager, formerly of Holyrood, passed away Jan. 17 in Lakewood, Colo. Services are pending with Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Carol (Willis) Ellis, 76, passed away on Jan. 14. Born on July 17, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., she was the daughter of Harry and Janet Orr Willis. Carol loved her family. She held many positions throughout her life, but nothing would ever replace her role as wife, mother and grandmother.
MANHATTAN - Genevieve L. "Genny" Matthews, 87, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, at the Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. Born on Feb. 23, 1926, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruby (Parker) McClure. Genny was raised in Great Bend where she attended local schools, graduating from Great Bend High. On Jan. 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter L. Matthews in Great Bend. They were longtime Manhattan residents. Genny was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. For many years she worked in food service at Eugene Field Elementary School in Manhattan and later worked part time at ...
COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Ronald (Ron) Mitchell, 69, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, after battling cancer.
GREAT BEND – James Lee "Jim" Rube, 76, died Jan. 15, 2014 at Sterling House, Great Bend.
SEWARD - Ellen Elizabeth Gates, 92, died at her home on Jan. 13, 2014 after a full life and a brief illness.
Nancy L. Adams, 78, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred I. (Hungerford) Darr. In 1953, she graduated from Great Bend High School and later attended Barton County Community College. A homemaker, Nancy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
HOISINGTON - Dwayne Detter, 61, died Jan. 12, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Feb. 15, 1952 at Hutchinson, the son of Leonard Dwayne and Donna Jean (Van Meter) Detter. Dwayne married Denise Perry July 30, 1977 at Lyons. Growing up in Sterling, Dwayne was a Hoisington resident since 1996 coming from Oberlin. Dwayne was a sales manager for KSN-Oberlin and later Eagle Radio, Hays, retiring in 2006.
Betty F. Shoaff, 84, died Dec. 22, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born May 1, 1929 at Wilson, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Chrudimsky) Hanzlicek.
ELLINWOOD - Thomas J. (Jack) Dunn, 78, died Jan., 9, at his home in Abilene. Born May 8, 1935 in Hanston, he was the son of Thomas A. and Lillian Schecter Dunn. On Sept. 26, 1954, he married Barbara J. Stairrett in Jetmore. She passed away Sept. 6, 2013.
ODIN - Bernard J. Boor, 77, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
ARNED – Lawrence Schneck Jr., 83, died Jan. 3, 2014 in Wichita.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.