HOISINGTON - Ruby Elaine Manweiler (Nuss), went to her heavenly home on Feb. 5, 2017. Ruby was delivered into this earthly world by her father at their home in the Wheatland Township, Barton County. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1951.
Barbara L. Ellis, 75, died Feb. 5, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1942, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Clifford John and LaVerne Louise (Lewis) Ellis. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was dietary manager for Great Bend Manor for 25 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed flowers, bird watching, her great-grandchildren, and traveling, especially to Mardi Gras.
Lois Ann Anderson, 67, died Feb. 5, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 10, 1949, at Cadillac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Mildred (Gable) McQuiston. A Great Bend resident since 1993, coming from Grapevine, Texas, she worked for Great Bend Housing Authority as a Housing Supervisor.
TIMKEN - Victor A. "Vic" Pechanec, 87, died Feb. 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 5, 1929, in Great Bend, he was the son of Henry J. and Rose T. (Vsetecka) Pechanec. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a farmer/stockman. On Nov. 16, 1949, he married Agnes Oborny at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. She preceded him in death May 5, 1987.
Wanda Sue Ybarra, 67, lifelong Great Bend resident, passed away at her home early on Friday morning, Feb. 3, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Wanda was born on Feb. 22, 1949, at Great Bend, to Gilbert Clyde and Alma Elvira (Ochs) Scheuerman. She attended school in the Ellinwood School District at Ellinwood, and was united in marriage to Peter Paul Ybarra on Dec. 30, 1975, at Miami, Okla. Wanda worked as Supervisor of Facilities Management at the Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend for 29 years, retiring on Aug. 1, 2016.
BAZINE - Beverly Erb, 68, passed away on Jan. 31, 2017, at Country Living in Larned. Born on April 13, 1948, in Lawrence, she was the daughter of L.A. (Roy) and Marjorie Cochran Krug. In 1966 she graduated from Ness City High School and attended Kansas State University. On June 1, 1984, she married Stan Erb in Bazine. He survives.
WICHITA - Paul Edward Spacil, 71, passed away Jan. 27, 2017, in Wichita. He was born in Great Bend and raised in Ellinwood. He retired in 2011 after 42 years of service as a teacher, administrator and adjunct professor in the Wichita Public Schools and Catholic Diocese of Wichita. Up to his passing, he had also served as Credit Union of America Board Chairman.
BAZINE - Samuel Bruntz, 93, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Jan. 27, 2017. Born July 16, 1923, in Bazine, he was the son of Jacob and Eva Bruntz. He lived his life in Bazine, where he farmed and worked in the oil field. He married Esther Schoenhals in 1950 and raised a family of four sons in Bazine. His retirement was spent at his shop in Bazine restoring antique tractors and small engines. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Those hearts that knew him are broken and he will be dearly missed.
LYONS - Orville E. Stroh, (Ret.) 79, died Jan. 25, 2017, in Little River. Born, Nov. 22, 1937, in Wilson, he was the son of Aaron and Anna (Nuss) Stroh. In 1960, he married Beverly Brown in Norfolk, Va. She preceded him in death. He owned Stroh Realty and Auction in Lyons.