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Justin A. Debes 1948 - 2017

Justin A. Debes, 68, died Jan. 14, 2017, at his Great Bend residence. He was born May 23, 1948, at Hoisington, the son of Lawrence Ernest and Mary Margaret (Lewis) Debes. He married Linda Voth Nov. 25, 2011, at Great Bend. A lifetime area resident, Mr. Debes was co-owner and operator of Gibbs Electric. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Blanche A. Tomecek 1929 - 2017

TIMKEN - Blanche A. Tomecek, 87, Timken, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. She was born June 29, 1929, in rural Rush Center, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Oborny) Jecha. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1947 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a homemaker and farm wife. After her children were raised, she was employed as a cook at the Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse, and Great Bend Manor, Great Bend.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eva Mae Ramsay Gray (Sissy) 1949 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Eva Mae Ramsay Gray (Sissy) died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis hospital in Wichita. She was born May 3, 1949 in Tulsa, Okla. She was the beloved partner of Mickiel Goracke, of Ellinwood, for the past 22 years.

January 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patrick J. Moos 1951 - 2017

Patrick J. Moos, 65, died Jan. 12, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 2, 1951, at Great Bend, he was the son of Robert V. and Helen (Denney) Moos. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he worked for B. J. Titan as a treater.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Benjamin Clawson III 1970 - 2017

Marvin Benjamin Clawson III, 46, died Jan. 11, 2017, Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 19, 1970, at Great Bend, he was the son of Marvin Benjamin, Jr. and Juanita (Leon) Clawson. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a retreader for Becker Tire & Treading Retread Plant.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Judith K. Vaughn 1946 - 2017

Judith K. Vaughn, 70, passed away at Great Bend Regional Hospital on Jan. 11, 2017. Born on Oct. 17, 1946, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Carles and Esther M. (Johnson) Oakley. On June 7, 1964, she married Thomas Vaughn in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2014. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a personal assistant in the health care industry.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Vicki Lynn Weber 1957 - 2017

Vicki Lynn Weber, 59, died Jan. 11, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born Sept. 25, 1957, at Borger, Texas, the daughter of John and Bonnie "Maxine" (Underwood) Nicholson. She married Eugene Paul "Gene" Weber Nov. 18, 1978, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 2, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1967, coming from Stinnett, Texas, Mrs. Weber was a secretary for Evansco, Inc., and worked in customer service for Dillon's.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Calvin Willis Perry 1939 - 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Calvin Willis Perry died Dec. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, the son of Calvin Willis Perry and Elizabeth Ann Perry.

January 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Geralyn “Gerry” M. Schartz 1959 - 2017

CLAFLIN – Geralyn "Gerry" M. Schartz, 57, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. She was born Feb. 2, 1959, in Lyons, the daughter of Alfonso "Al" and Ruth (Vilapando) Morales.

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charles E. “Pete” Peterson 1927 - 2017

Charles E. "Pete" Peterson, 89, died Jan. 7, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born March 24, 1927, at Wichita, the son of Claude M. and Malnor Elizabeth (Coe) Peterson. He married Roberta Jean Wallis Dec. 4, 1949, at Tulsa, Okla. She died Oct. 19, 2005. A Great Bend resident since 1958, Mr. Peterson was an oilfield worker and later worked for Straub International, Great Bend Auto Supply and Parts, Inc. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II.

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Florence Evelyn Johnson 1925 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Florence Evelyn Johnson, 91, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 2, 1925, in Fowler, she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Evelyn Rose Chipman Stillwell. On Aug. 17, 1942, she married Carl August Johnson in Kingman. Moving from Cunningham in 1957 she was a lifetime area resident of Pawnee Rock. She was a GBM Welder. She loved baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, sewing, plants, gardening, loved her dogs, and most of all loved her children, grandkids and great-grandkids.

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou Mootz 1926 - 2017

OTIS - Betty Lou Mootz, 90, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born Feb. 9, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Herman L. and Pauline (Reinhardt) Brack. She was a graduate of Otis Rural High School and Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. On May 8, 1949, she married Robert L. Mootz at the Otis United Methodist Church. He died July 13, 1992. A lifetime area resident, she and her husband operated B&B Sundries in Otis for many years. She also worked at the Otis State Bank and then Otis-Bison High School ...

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson 1963 - 2017

LARNED - Debra Jean (Dreiling) Robinson, 53, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. Born July 29, 1963, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ralph and Anna Marie (Peg) Turner Dreiling. A longtime area resident she was an Assistant Manager at Pizza Hut of Larned.

January 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Laura Moore 1927 - 2017

WICHITA - Patricia Laura Moore, 89, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. Born Dec. 10, 1927, at Claflin, she was the daughter of Tony and Mary Straub. She was the last surviving sibling from her family of nine children, Ray Straub, Delores Schochtermeyer, Milton Straub, Bernadine Bridges, Katherine Straub, Vernon Straub, Walter Straub, and Dorothy Hamilton. She worked as a cook and housekeeper at Great Bend Medical Center for 46 years. She was well known for her positive attitude and strong work ethic. She was married to Roy Moore for 48 years. Besides working full time, she was also Roy's ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emerson Henry Shields 1924 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Emerson Henry Shields, 92, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the Stafford County Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1924, at McPherson, he was the son of Martin I. and Augusta (Barre) Shields. At the time of Emerson's passing, he was the oldest practicing attorney in Kansas and owner of Shields Law Office in St. John. He attended a year at Emporia State Teachers College where he played football. He received his bachelor's degree in speech and his juris doctorate's degree at the University of Kansas where he was on the track team. On Apr. 19, 1952 ...

January 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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William D. “Bill” Farthing 1950 - 2017

HAYS - William D. "Bill" Farthing, 66, Hays, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Hays Medical Center.

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Vivian E. Grossardt 1922 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Vivian E. Grossardt, 94, died March 16, 2017 at The Good Samaritan Society Home, Ellsworth. She was born March 27, 1922 in Hoisington, the ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mark Wayne Garner 1945 - 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mark Wayne Garner, 71, passed away peacefully in Kansas City, Mo., at the VA hospital surrounded by his daughter, son-in-law, and cousin ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cameron James Redding 2015 - 2017

BUSHTON - Cameron James Redding passed Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his home near Bushton. Born Nov. 4, 2015, in Great Bend, he was the son ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wilma Jean Schuster 1930 - 2017

Wilma Jean Schuster, 86, died March 11, 2017 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born June 20, 1930, at St. John, the ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James Preston (Jim) Davis 1949-2017

James Preston (Jim) Davis, 67, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Great Bend, the son of ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mickey Goodwin 1918-2017

MOORE, Okla. - Mickey Goodwin, 98, born Bula Lucile Chrislip, of Moore, Okla. left this earthly domain and joined God's Kingdom on March 9, 2017.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Krug Erb 1948 - 2017

BAZINE - A celebration of the life of Beverly Krug Erb will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with a remembrance service at 2 ...

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler 1924 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 12, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Karen L. Brown 1954 - 2017

Karen L. Brown, 62, passed away on March 5, 2017, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 5, 1954, she was the daughter of Darold ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Earl B. “Bill” Cooper 1929 - 2017

MINNEAPOLIS - Earl B. "Bill" Cooper, 87, formerly of Chase, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Minneapolis, Kansas. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Shawnee, Okla., he ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler

Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 11, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date ...

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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