LACROSSE - Dennis W. Schaffer, 75, died July 20, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born March 8, 1941, in Hays he was the son of Vincent R. and Olinda (Obholz) Schaffer. In 1959, he graduated from Schoenchen High School. On June 6, 1964, he married Betty Ann Klaus at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Liebenthal. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2001. A lifelong resident of Rush County he along with his wife owned and operated Schaffer E-Z Mart Convenience Store in La Crosse for 32 years before his retirement.
Norma Jean Reinert-Schuette, known to most as Jeannie, was born August 29, 1944, in Ness County, to Dennis E. and Vietta A. (Ummel) Walter. She departed this life Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD - Mercedes Marie (Hoffman) Huslig, 81, passed away at the Ellinwood District Hospital on July 16, 2016. Born on April 17, 1935, in Odin she was the daughter of Michael and Margret (Feltis) Hoffman. In 1953, she graduated from Great Bend High School. On April 27, 1963, she married Arthur Huslig in Great Bend. He survives of the home. An Ellinwood resident since 1963, she worked as a housewife and secretary. She loved spending time with family, especially grandchildren, and also enjoyed knitting.
Veda Marie Hilton, 86, died July 17, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 12, 1930, in Anthony, she was the daughter of Cecil George and Lola Mable (Byers) McDaniel. On Aug. 11, 1946, she married Rodney Keith Hilton in Sharon. He died on Sept. 17, 2006. A resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from Attica, she volunteered in the reading program at Great Bend schools.
KINGMAN - Roger Lee Vogt, 73, died July 17, 2016. He was born May 17, 1943, at Hesston, the son of Ralph and Hazel Berner Vogt. A longtime Kingman resident, having also lived in Colorado and Texas, he was a farmer and rancher.
MILBERGER - Alane L. Radke, 69, died July 14, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born March 17, 1947, the daughter of Alex and Lucille (Stoppel) Steponick. Alane graduated from Russell High School in 1965 and then attended Fort Hays State College. She then worked for Home State Bank in Russell.
HUTCHINSON - Robert Alan Beeghly, 63, died July 15, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 8, 1952, in Sabetha, to Lester G. and Vivian L. (Smith) Beeghly. Robert attended school in Hutchinson. He enjoyed doing word searches and watching movies.
YUKON, Okla. - Jerry Michael "Mike" Cartlidge, 66, of Yukon, Okla., and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, entered into heaven on July 10, 2016, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was born July 27, 1949, in Great Bend to James and Lucy (Keal) Cartlidge. After graduating from Great Bend High School in 1967, he enlisted in the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1975. On June 30, 1973, he married Karen S. Hoffhaus in Great Bend. He spent most of his career working in the oilfield and was also the owner of JMC Towing Service ...
GREAT BEND - Nancy Ballard Johnson Converse, 88, died July 13, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Born Jan. 26, 1928 at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Joseph Leo, Jr. and Mary Letitia (Smith) Johnson. She married Charles Percy Converse Aug. 1, 1970, at Aurora, Colo. He died Aug. 31, 2008.
HUTCHINSON - Joe E. Brougher, 82, died July 16, 2016 at Davita Dialysis Center, Hutchinson. Born July 5, 1934 at Great Bend, he was the son of Earl "Skinny" and Edna (Hosford) Brougher. He married Viann Pinkston March 21, 1953 at St. John. A longtime Hutchinson resident, Mr. Brougher was a farmer, cattleman and oil producer.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Marvin Leonard Burfield, 72, passed away on July 8, 2016, at the University Hospital in Aurora, Colo. Born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1943, at Fitzsimmons Army General Hospital in Aurora, Colo. he was the son of Marvel and Vera (Irvin) Burfield. In 1961, he graduated from Otis Rural High School. He was a graduate of Kansas State University. A resident of Lakewood, Colo. since 1968, coming from Amarillo, Texas, he was employed for the United States Government Department of Interior.