LARNED - Melody Dawn Gibson, 55, passed away May 30, 2014 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
HOISINGTON - Edward J. Stoss, 73, died May 29, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
GREAT BEND - Jerry Malcon Ward, 85, died May 28, 2014 at home after a long illness.
Jerry Malcon Ward, 86, died May 28 at his home in Great Bend, following a long illness. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
MORLAND - Francis Scott "Frank" Sumner Jr., 63, died May 20, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the arrangements.
WICHITA - Dell Rina (McConnell) Stout, 54, died March 18, 2014 in Wichita. She was born on June 8, 1958 in Denas, Texas.
OGALLAH - James Lee Patterson, 62, died May 26, 2014 at his home in Ogallah. Born Jan. 11, 1952 in Hoisington, he was the son of Junior and Betty (Phillips) Patterson. A resident of Ogallah for 10 years, coming from Great Bend, he was a roughneck for various oil companies and a CMA for nursing homes.
RUSSELL - Vernon Edward Morgenstern, 89, died May 24, 2014 at Deseret Heath Care in Kensington. Born June 12, 1924, in Barton County, he was the son of Edward and Minnie (Boxberger) Morgenstern. He grew up in the Galatia area and graduated from Russell High School in 1942. He was drafted into the Army Air Corp and was honorably discharged in 1946. On July 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Keener. He had a long career in aviation and was a contract Pipeline Pilot for 53 years and flew for numerous oil and gas pipeline companies including ...
CLAFLIN - Arthur E. Hager, 85, died May 26 at home in Claflin. He was born June 25, 1928, the son of Andrew Arthur and Gladys (Fouts) Hager.
William H. Macy, Jr., 84, of Great Bend, and formerly of Larned, passed away on May 25, at Hays Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 16, 1929, in Denver, Colo. In 1948, he graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He then attended Colorado State University, where he achieved a degree in Horticulture and Floral Design. He operated a greenhouse and three floral shops in Denver, Colo., known as "The Bright Spot", for 22 years and then moved his greenhouse business to Lake County, Fla. for 32 years. He lived in Missoula ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Nada June Underwood, 84, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 3. Nada was born on June 23, 1929, to Russell and Clara Newlin in Codell. She married Robert (Bob) Underwood on Oct. 10, 1953. To this union two children were born, Kelley (Trudy) Underwood and Kris (Don) Carlson. Eventually grandchildren, Angela Carlson, Jessica Peters, Robbie Carlson and Robert Underwood were added to the family. Nada was also blessed to know three of her great-grandchildren.
DELAWARE, Ohio - Charlotte Nell (Anderson) Bryant, 81, died May 14 at Delaware, Ohio. Born Sept. 27, 1932, she was the daughter of Willard and Ruby Anderson.
SALINA - Mark Alan Smith, 56, died May 23 at Salina Regional Medical Center, Salina. Born Sept. 7, 1957 at Great Bend, he was the son of Robert and Margaret (Murphy) Smith.
O'FALLON, Mo. - Dorothy Barbara "Dot" Jordan, 58, died May 21 at O'Fallon, Mo. Born Aug. 20, 1955 at Ellsworth, she was the daughter of William and Mary Gerritzen.
Justin Cruz Larson, 23, died May 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Born May 14, 1991 at Aberdeen, Wash., he was the son of Dion and Candi (Larson) Vasquez.
OBERLIN - DeeAnna E. Krizek, 77, died Aug. 9 at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. Born April 7, 1937, in Oberlin, she was the daughter of Gordon and Esther (Leitner) Rathbun. In 1955 she graduated from Decatur Community High School. On Aug. 4, 1957, she married Bennie Krizek in Oberlin. Living on the Krizek family farm north of Jennings, she was a homemaker.
ELLINWOOD - Nolan E. Starkey, 74, died at his home in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD - Mike Strobl, 78, died at his home in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
LACROSSE - Eugene Dale Sell died on July 2. Born on Aug. 10, 1929, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Mayme (Rickter) Sell. Gene attended school in La Crosse, graduating in 1947. In high school he excelled in all sports, especially in basketball and football. Upon graduation, Gene accepted a scholarship to Garden State College in Garden City. Upon leaving college, he took a job with Gross Drilling Co. of Eldorado, and in 1951, was sent to Pawhuska, Okla. for "six months work and never left." He was married in 1951, to Patsy Brenton of Pawhuska and ...
Karen Kay Weber, 57, died Aug. 5 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 10, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nicholas Mathias and Viola Dorothy (Lang) Weber. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a client of Sunflower Diversified Services for 37 years.
RUSSELL - Marlene Edna (Karst) Becker–Steinle, 88, died Aug. 3, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 1926, in Galatia, she was the daughter of Oscar and Amelia (Dumler) Karst. She grew up on the family farm north of Galatia and attended grade school at Sunflower Rural School. She then attended Great Bend High School and Russell High School, graduating from Russell in 1944. On Aug. 18, 1946, she was united in marriage to Marvin Becker in Milberger. Marvin preceded her in death in 1983. Later she was united in marriage to Eugene Steinle. Eugene preceded her in death in ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Dorles A. Rusco died Tuesday, July 22 in St. Louis, Mo. Memorial Mass was held Saturday, July 26, 2014.