Sister Cornelia Bock, 96, died June 20, 2016, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. Born March 25, 1920, in Anaheim, Calif., as Barbara Belle Bock, Sister Cornelia was the daughter of Paul and Barbara (Diefenback) Bock. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Aug. 30, 1935, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 17, 1938. She celebrated 75 years of religious profession in 2013.
Donald Bert Gordon, 73, died June 17, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 25, 1942, in Great Bend he was the son of Guy and Lucile Irene (Ottinger) Gordon. On Dec. 20, 1980, he married Luz Betty Porras in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend he was a case manager for Sunflower Diversified Services, retiring after 30 years of service. He previously taught art at Oregon State University.
HUTCHINSON - Bonnie K. Cutrano, 64, died June 18, 2016, at her home in Hutchinson. Born Nov. 23, 1952, in Hays, she was the daughter of Elmer Joseph and Bertille "Berdy" (Meier) Herrman. A resident of Hutchinson since 2006, coming from Great Bend, she was a homemaker.
OSAGE BEACH, MO - Francis J. Keenan, 88, known as Red, died peacefully on June 8, 2016. Red was born to Frank and Hazel Keenan on Jan. 25, 1928 in Great Bend, KS. He was the oldest of four children. Beverly Schaub, Kathleen Casey and Thomas Keenan have preceded him in death. Red enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1947 and ws discharged in 1949 with the rank of electricians mate, 3rd class. Red was employed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Great Bend from 1950 until he retired in 1980. He started an independent communication company specializing in ...
Kenneth Morris Warner, 90, died June 16, 2016 at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. He was born Sept. 21, 1925, the son of Albert and Mabel (Renken) Warner. He married Rubye Estes Young October 23, 1948 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo. She died August 5, 2006.
LARNED - Ronald F. Scranton, 70, died June 15, 2016, at his home in Larned. Born Sept. 8, 1945, in the Hays Hospital, he was the son of Alvin E. and Ava June Worcester Scranton. In 1963, he graduated from Hill City High School and attended the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, earning BS and MS degrees in Horticulture and Business. On April 8, 1967, he married Martha Deason in Lawrence. She survives. He was the owner and operator of Larned Greenhouse, Flower Shop and Nursery from 1972 to 2010.
HUTCHINSON - Roberta J. "Bert" Fiedler, 52, died June 13, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 19, 1963, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Dennis and Eleanor Demel Fiedler. In 1982, she graduated from Chase High School. A 30 year resident of Hutchinson formerly of Chase, she was a housekeeper for the Good Samaritan Society in Hutchinson.