Shirley A. Endsley, 78, died May 12 at home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 23, 1935 at Luray, the daughter of Clarence S. and Iva Clara (Palmer) Maupin.
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - Marion DeWayne "Mac" McCraw, 71, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11. Mac was born in ReDondo Beach, Calif. on May 27, 1942, to Roland Marion McCraw and LaVica Marie (Lumpkin) McCraw. Raised by a Dad that was a mechanic, Mac learned the same trade. For many years he worked as an auto mechanic for J.C. Penney. Even though Mac enjoyed working on cars, he also enjoyed farming during his later years. His passion for older cars and trucks could be seen in his collection of old model cars and trucks. During the times when ...
ELLINWOOD - Terry (T.O.) Brewer, 60, died May 8, in Ellinwood. Born Feb 18, 1954, in Great Bend, he was the son of Jack and Martha Brewer. Terry was a resident of Barton County for most of his life, working in the oil industry as a driller.
SALINA - Pamela Denise (Crisler) Stedman, 57, died May 11, in Salina. She was born April 13 1957. Services will be announced by Ryan Mortuary.
DERBY - Maurine Carol Yeager, 92, of Derby and former Russel resident, died May 6 at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Maurine was born in Selden, the daughter of Glen and Sylvia (Crabill) Schrock. She grew up in the Selden area and graduated from Selden High School. After high school she attended Brown Mackie College to train as a business secretary. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Edward B. Yeager on Oct. 17, 1947 in Larned. From this union they were blessed with two children, daughter Marsha and son Doug. Maurine worked for Phillip Petroleum ...
SMITHVILLE, Mo. - Lewis L. Basye, 73, of Smithville, Mo., passed away May 8. Born Sept. 21, 1940, in Kanopolis, he was the son of Richard and Velma (Anderson) Basye. He grew up in Claflin and graduated from Claflin High School. He then served his country in the United States Air Force as a B-52 Crew Chief during the Vietnam War. On May 6, 1967, he was united in marriage to Roberta Marie Demel at St. John's Catholic Church in Hoisington. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and in 1979 they moved to Smithville, Mo., where they made ...
ELLINWOOD - Terry O. Brewer, 60, died May 8, in Ellinwood. Funeral arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
WICHITA - Lee Allen Schroeder, 47, passed away May 9, at his residence in Wichita. Born Dec. 19, 1966, in Larned, he was the son of Gary Burris and Mary Kay Ruth Hazel Schroeder. Lee grew up in Great Bend and had lived in Wichita for the last 4-5 years. On Oct. 26, 1988, he married Patricia Richard in Hutchinson. She survives. He loved sports, fishing and was a Chiefs, KU, Royals and a Yankees fan, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
ODIN - Janet Hipp, 72, died May 11, at her home in rural Claflin. She was born March 2, 1942, in Great Bend, the daughter of Jim and Cecelia Lorene (Pundsack) Keeley. Janet, a lifelong resident of the area, graduated from Radium High School and completed nurse's training at the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend. On Oct. 12, 1963, she married Thomas Hipp in Seward. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2006.
Diane Gowdy, 64, of Iola, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Fri., May 16, 2014, on what would have been her 65th birthday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
GARFIELD - Rose Marie Wagner, 87, passed away on May 8, at the Medicalodge of Kinsley. Born April 27, 1927, in Larned, she was the daughter of Herbert Charles and Mamie Latham Miller. A lifetime area resident, she was a farm wife. On April 11, 1954, she married Arthur Melroy Wagner Jr. in Garfield. He survives.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Flora J. Grace, 90, formerly of Great Bend, died April 15, at home in Prescott, Ariz. Born May 18, 1923, in Ruleton, she was the daughter of Antonio and Guadalupe (Mendez) Manzo. She attended school in Ruleton and Goodland.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Gerald (Jerry) Leroy Dean, 79, passed peacefully on April 8, in Surprise, Ariz. Born July 30, 1934, in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Forest and Mary (Haubert) Dean. On Jan. 4, 1959, he married Vera Duncan. Jerry was a longtime resident of Denver, Colo. and then retired to a farm north of Hoisington until moving to Surprise, Ariz.
HOLTON - Julie A. Coverdale, 53, of Holton, passed away May 7 at her home. She was born March 2, 1961, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Donald E. and Paula "Jane" (Danner) Powers.
NEWTON - Roy League, 77, died May 2, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.
HAYS - Louise Rohr, 99, Hays, died Friday, July 4, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
Thaine "T. C." Francis, 85, died July 7 at Catholic Care, Bel Aire. Born Dec. 21, 1928, at Hudson, he was the son of Leslie and Lucille (Jones) Francis.
James A. Norvell, 91, of Great Bend, died Sunday morning in Bartlesville, Okla. James spent his last few months at his son Brian's Bartlesville home. James Alfred Norvell was born the son of Ross and Georgie Fry Norvell on Sept. 14, 1922, in Piney, Ark. He grew up in various places until entering the United States Navy during World War II. During his service he served on various vessels and was present for the Allied Invasion of France. After his military service James went to western Kansas to do farm work. He soon ended up in the oilfields as ...
PRATT - Laura Viola "Vi" Wagner, 79, died July 6, at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Sept. 1, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cash and Nellie Doty. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Theodore (Nubbin) Heiter at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She later married Bruce Wagner on May 23, 1986. He survives. She worked as a clerk at Crick's and also cooked for USD 382 and Pratt Regional Medical Center for a number of years. Her family was her passion.
FREDONIA - Tom Stephen Welton, 67, a resident of Fredonia, formerly of Hoisington, and El Dorado, died July 5, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of Donald E. and Mable (Roche) Welton. Tom was a graduate of Hoisington High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He was a retired office manager for Automotive Specialists in El Dorado.