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.
Billie Eugene Ogden - son, brother, cousin, nephew, friend - left his temporary home on this Earth to be with God in Heaven. He passed away at the age of 23 years old at Via Christi St. Francis on July 10, 2016.
Shirley Ann Hoelscher, 71, died July 11, 2016, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Oct. 9, 1944, in Pauls Valley, Okla., she was the daughter of Clarence and Daisy Mae (Richardson) Shann. On May 31, 1970, she married Eugene Hoelscher at Salem United Methodist Church in Bushton. A resident of Great Bend since 1999, coming from Bushton, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sporting events, sewing and cooking.
Everett L. Stricker, 94, passed away on July 11, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born on Feb. 13, 1922, at Ringwood, Okla., he was the son of Joseph L. and Martha C. (Coons) Stricker. He graduated from Ringwood High School in Ringwood, Okla., and then attended Oklahoma University, where he attained a business degree. On Sept. 17, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marguerite M. Medlam at Lyons. The couple lived in Lyons for a short time, and then moved to Great Bend. Everett was employed as a bookkeeper for Turner Electric in Great Bend for nearly ...
Amanda Leigh (Cain) Kramer, 36, died July 10, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 19, 1980, in Beaver, Okla., she was the daughter of Ronne Lee and Vanessa (Belvin) Cain. On April 22, 2008, she married Lawrence Kramer in Hutchinson. She was employed at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation as a CNA. She loved animals and everyone she met.
Katherine Ann Vesta, 86, died July 11, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Vincent and Alexandria (Gonzalez) Gutierrez. In 1947, she married Harold Vincent Tomlin in Great Bend. They divorced after 25 years of marriage. She was then married to Durl Workman for 25 years. On July 26, 1994, she married Richard L. Vesta in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 10, 1994. She grew up in Great Bend and after residing in Manhattan and Concordia for 25 years she returned to Great Bend in 2007. She was ...
LARNED - Wanda C. Eye, 90, passed away July 11, 2016, at Country Living of Larned. Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Thomas and Nora Wolfe McVaugh. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and an avid painter. On March 24, 1946, she married Clair Kenneth Eye in Abilene. He survives.
HOISINGTON - Beatrice Marie "Bea" Schneweis, 84, died July 10, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born arch 13, 1932, in Olmitz, she was the daughter of Arthur F. and Mary (Busch) Maneth. On May 28, 1952, she married Leo Emil Schneweis in Olmitz. He died on March 28, 2006. A lifetime Barton County resident, living in Hoisington since 1952, she was employed at Homestead Villa in Hoisington as an aide and housekeeper for over 20 years.
Glennis Arlene Doll, 99, died July 10, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 28, 1916, in Whiteside County, Ill. she was the daughter of Fred and Johanna (Onchen) Beuttel. On Dec. 28, 1935, she married Glen Hartshorn. He died on June 7, 1936. She then married Marvin Doll on Dec. 29, 1945, in Great Bend. He died on July 8, 1981. A Great Bend resident for more than 70 years, she was a cosmetologist.
Dane Patrick Schartz, 30, Great Bend, died July 10, 2016, after a valiant nearly four-year battle against colon cancer. He was born June 11, 1986, the son of Shannon and Jennifer (Potter) Schartz in Great Bend. He was a 2005 graduate of Great Bend High School.