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.
HUTCHINSON - Beverly Fae Harriman, 63, passed away peacefully on Jan, 11, 2014 at the Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. She was born May 29, 1950, the daughter of Fredrick and Evelyn Cochrane. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was known for her amazing talents in the domestic arts, specializing in crocheting and crafting, winning numerous Kansas State Fair awards and Best of Show categories.
Patsy Gayle McClary, 76, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 18, 1937 in Lyons, she was the daughter of W.V. and Edna Lucille (Golightly) Barnett. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married Robert J. McClary in Great Bend. He died on April 4, 2012. A resident of Great Bend most of her life, she was an office manager and bookkeeper for Standard Liquor until her retirement.
BISON - Margaret Louise Edwards, 82, passed away Jan. 11, 2014 at the Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born April 19, 1931, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sara Ware Folsom. In 1949 she married Wayne Deckert in Great Bend. He passed away Oct. 6, 1968. In 1971 she married Everett O.(Peck) Edwards at Bison. He passed away June 3, 2011. A lifetime area resident of both Larned and Bison, she was a farm wife, a bookkeeper at the Bison COOP and the secretary at the Larned Jr. High School.
Russell Stanley Hannigan Sr., 90, died Jan. 11, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Waynoka, Okla., he was the son of Frank E. and Lucy (Whitaker) Hannigan. On Feb. 17, 1943, he married Florence Folger in Hoisington. She died on Oct. 2, 1995. A resident of Great Bend, coming from Hoisington in 1948, he was the owner and operator of Town and Country Mobile Homes and later Hannigan's Antique Autos.
ORCHARD, Neb. - Jonathan Carl Lehmann, 48, died Jan. 9, 2014. Born July 9, 1965, in Papua, New Guinea, he was the son of Arlo and Euleen "Joyce" (Werth) Lehmann. In 1984 he graduated from Claflin High School. He received his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Barton Community College and attended Kansas State University. On June 1, 1991, he married Michelle Nordstrom in Manhattan. To this marriage three children were born, Seth, Ashton, and Shay.
OTIS - Roger L. Brack, 67, Otis, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.