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​Kenneth Walter Matson 1926 - 2016

Kenneth Walter Matson, 89, of Great Bend, and formerly of Seward, passed away on March 6, 2016, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born on September 8, 1926, he was the son of Walter E. and Martha (Satela) Matson. He grew up in Fitchburg, Mass. In 1945, he married Laura Kent in Fitchburg, Mass. She died in 1951. In 1956, he married LuWana Adams Barney. They lived in Fortuna, Calif. She died in 1990. On April 12, 1993, he married Delfina Remedio in Cebu, Phillippines. They lived in Dexter, Maine. In 2003 after traveling the world and ...

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Joan M. Smith

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Joan M. Smith, 87, died Feb. 3, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was a long time former Postmistress at Pawnee Rock.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lenora Ellen Miller 1921 - 2016

Lenora Ellen Miller, 94, died March 8, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Albert, she was the daughter of George William and Olga Ida (Witte) Schultz. On Sept. 26, 1945, she married Edward Conrad Miller at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. He died on Feb. 15, 2004. A Great Bend resident since 1992, coming from Albert, she was a farm wife.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cameron Wayne Burd 1990 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Cameron Wayne Burd, 25, passed away March 7, 2016, in Great Bend. Born April 10, 1990, in Great Bend, he was the son of Scott and Beverly Gilgenbach Burd. A longtime area resident, he was a lumber and sales associate at Sutherlands in Great Bend.

March 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Marvin L. Ratts 1924 - 2016

RUSSELL - Marvin L. Ratts, 91, died March 5, 2016, at Main Street Manor of Russell. He was born May 31, 1924, in Atlanta, Kansas, the son of Lawrence and Mary (Williams) Ratts. He attended a rural school before moving to Yates Center, where he graduated from high school in 1942.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​LaVerne Elaine Carman 1923 - 2016

HOISINGTON - LaVerne Elaine Carman, 92, died March 7, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1923 at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of William and Hattie (Plotner) Ross. She married Kenneth Sylvester Carman Aug. 17, 1949, at Hoisington. He died June 13, 1987. She married Art Hickel March 28, 1990, at Hays. He died Oct. 7, 2004. A Hoisington resident since 1943, coming from Colorado, she was a teacher for Cheyenne School District No. 51 and Hoisington USD 431, retiring in 1985.

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Thelma D. Brack 1929 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Thelma D. Brack, 86, died March 5, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 24, 1929, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glen and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. In 1948, she graduated from Hoisington High School. In August of 1949, she married John E. Koeller, in Hoisington. He died Feb. 7, 1957. She then married Glenn J. Brack on Aug. 19, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Feb. 1, 2016. A lifetime Hoisington resident, she worked as the chief telephone operator for Western Power and Light and later as a clerk for Dillons ...

March 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​John H. McMullen 1929 - 2016

John H. McMullen, 86, passed away on March 3, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born on May 25, 1929, at Great Bend, he was the son of James Alexander and Viola (Bittner) McMullen. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, he was employed for Western Power and Light Company in Great Bend as Power Plant Operator for 45 years prior to his retirement. He also officiated softball for the Great Bend City Recreation leagues for about eight years. He loved all kinds of shooting sports (shotgun, rifle, pistol, and archery).

March 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jake E. Radke 1949 - 2016

Jake E. Radke, 66, died March 3, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1949, in Great Bend, he was the son of Rollie and Dorothy (Sellens) Radke. On Dec. 28, 1973, he married Shari Lynn Ochs in Hoisington. She died on July 13, 2003. A long time resident of Great Bend, living in Cushing, Okla. from 1988 to 2000, he was a self-employed truck driver.

March 03, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


​Sarah Groh 1939 - 2016

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Sarah Groh, formerly Roberson, 77, died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Russellville, Arkansas. She was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Larned, to Lester Merle and Treva Maxine Shady Clark. She loved gardening and nature, especially flowers. Later in life she became a Girl Scout leader.

March 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Anna Mae Dreese 1929 - 2016

LARNED - Anna Mae Dreese, 86, passed away Wednesday March 2, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 18, 1929, at Lewis, she was the daughter of Glenn A. and Ada M. Johnson Walker. On Oct. 8, 1950, she married Kenneth Delbert Dreese. He passed away Feb. 4, 2007. She was an LPN at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Larned and CKMC St. Rose Campus in Great Bend, working in the OB departments. She also worked as a private nurse for many families.

March 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​John M. Cochran 1934 - 2016

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John M. Cochran, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 28, 2016. Born in 1934, in North Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of John and Essie Cochran. He attended school in North Kansas City until his senior year when he moved to Little Rock, Ark. After graduating from North Little Rock High School, he attended Kansas State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Education. He later received a Master of Arts from Fort Hays State University. He spent his teaching and coaching career in Colorado and Kansas. He retired from ...

March 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Betty Mae Axman 1926 - 2016

OLMITZ - Betty Mae Axman, 89, died Feb. 29, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital, in Hoisington. She was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Timken, the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Rudolph) Smolik. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1945. On May 18, 1953, she married Jerome T. "Jack" Axman, in Timken. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2003.

March 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


​Henry Edward Yount Sr. 1926 - 2016

SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. - Henry Edward Yount Sr. 90, passed away Feb. 29, 2016, at his residence. Born Feb. 14, 1926, at Yount, Mo., he was the son of Jess and Ella J. Seabaugh Yount. On Jan. 22, 1947, he married Jean Bollinger. She passed away on Aug. 13, 2004. He was employed as an electrician for Mobil Oil.

March 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John M. Cochran 1934 - 2016

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John M. Cochran, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 28, 2016. Born in 1934, in North Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of John and Essie Cochran. He attended school in North Kansas City until his senior year when he moved to Little Rock, Ark. After graduating from North Little Rock High School, he attended Kansas State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Education. He later received a Master of Arts from Fort Hays State University. He spent his teaching and coaching career in Colorado and Kansas. He retired from ...

March 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Hedwig 'Hedy' Bucl 1931 - 2016

TIMKEN - Hedwig "Hedy" Bucl, 84, died April 24, 2016, at Good Samaritan in Hays. Born Sept. 14, 1931, in La Crosse, she was the daughter ...

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Anne Mogg 1935 - 2016

DEL RIO, Texas – Patricia Anne Mogg, 80, passed away April 25, 2016, at her home in Del Rio, Texas. She was born on Dec. 6 ...

April 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Velma Margaret Meireis 1919 - 2016

PRATT – Velma Margaret Meireis, 97, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. She enjoyed a full and vibrant life with her family and friends. During the ...

April 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Vernon L. Stenzel 1920 - 2016

NESS CITY - Vernon Lawrence Stenzel, age 96, firstborn son of Olinda and Victor Stenzel, and loving husband of his deceased wife, Delma Stenzel, passed away ...

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ellen Lou (Jennings) Rudell 1946 - 2016

HAYS - Ellen Lou (Jennings) Rudell, 69, Hays, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was ...

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Richard Alexander Rodie 1928 - 2016

NESS CITY - Richard Alexander Rodie, 88, passed away at Cedar Village Care Center, Ness City on April 21, 2016. He was born on Feb. 23 ...

April 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Viola Katherine Besthorn 1921 - 2016

HOLYROOD - Viola Katherine Besthorn, 94, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. She was born June 3, 1921 to Joseph ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Florene S. Batchman 1937 - 2016

Florene S. Batchman 1937 - 2016

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth Michael Kern 1961 - 2016

Kenneth Michael Kern, 54, died April 20, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 19, 1961, in Great Bend, he was the son ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nancy Ann Zeilinger 1948 - 2016

Nancy Ann Zeilinger, 68, died April 20, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1948, and then placed in the Emmanuel ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016

SALINA - Mathilda Hermina Prusa, 93, died April 14, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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