First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Barton County
The Barton County Health Department reported the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in Barton County. Testing was confirmed on Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m.
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Charlene Lamb 1950-2011
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Charlene Lamb, 60, died June 14 at her home in Great Bend. She was born July 24, 1950 at Hutchinson,the daughter of Charles William "Jack" and Bernetta Marjorie (VanCleave) Rousey

For the last fifteen years she was a CNC Tech at Great Bend Industries. Her real passion was cooking and she operated Pappa’s Place at Albert and numerous other local restaurants.

Mrs. Lamb was a Great Bend resident most of her life, coming from Hutchinson. She was a member of First Street Church of God and American Legion Argonne Post 180 Auxiliary

Survivors include two sons, Richard Lamb of Hoisington and Charles Lamb and wife Amy of Great Bend; one sister, Frances Rousey of Great Bend; three brothers, Charles William Rousey II of Muskogee, Okla., David DeWane Patton of S.D. and Donald Gene Gattis Rousey of Great Bend; and four grandchildren: Ashley May Lamb, Cody Ryan Seever, Paige Lamb and Ellie Lamb.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Great Bend Cemetery North in Great Bend. The Rev. Dick Ogle will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Charlene Lamb Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 15, 2011