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July 31, 2009

Izaak Alias Harmon 1990 - 2009

WICHITA — Izaak Alias Harmon, 19, of Wichita, formerly of Ellinwood, died July 28. Izaak was born July 10, 1990, in Hoisington, and grew up in the Ellinwood area. He was a York International employee. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, motorcycles and skateboarding.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Susie (Boele) and Kelly Lundgrin of Topeka; two brothers, Richard Degenhardt of Topeka, and Doug Harmon of Wichita; a sister, Eden Mulligan of Hutchinson; grandparents, Sharon Boele-Reile and Loman Reile of Ness City, and Gwen Harmon of Great Bend; two nephews; and one niece. He is preceded in death by his father, Douglas Lavern Harmon and his sister, Amber Illonna Harmon.

No services are being planned. Send condolences to smithfamilymortuaries.com.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 31, 2009*

Elizabeth “Euline” Sloan

LARNED – Elizabeth “Euline” Sloan, 98, died July 29 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Service is pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned.

Ambrose M. Sauber 1916 - 2009

ELLINWOOD — Ambrose M. Sauber, 93, died July 30 at Ellinwood Long-Term Care. Born July 18, 1916, in Odin, he was the son of Peter Sauber and Frances Huffman Sauber. She died Feb. 19, 2005. A long-time resident of Ellinwood, he was a custodian for 35 years at Ellinwood High School and a bus driver for USD 355. He married Regina Miller on May 25, 1948, in Ellinwood.

Mr. Sauber served in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Ellinwood.

Survivors include a son, Dave Sauber of Ellinwood; two daughters, Marcia Sauber of Ellinwood and Colleen Ward of Hutchinson; two brothers, Jim Sauber of Ellinwood and Emmanuel Sauber of Hutchinson; three grandchildren, Konan Hauser of Fort Collins, Colo., Kory Hauser of Portland, Ore. and Amanda Fields of Ellinwood; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia Hauser of Fort Collins, Colo., Shadow Myers, William Fields, and Markus Fields, all of Ellinwood. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Sauber; and a sister, Margaret Huslig.

Altar Society Rosary will be at 3 p.m. and a vigil service will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellinwood, with Father Charles Mazouch officiating. Burial will be at the Lakin-Commanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Ellinwood Hospital Auxiliary or St. Joseph’s School Living Legacy.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple Funeral Home*
113 N. Main
P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, KS. 67526
620-564-2300
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 31, 2009

July 30, 2009

David Ray Harrod 1951 - 2009

BURDEN — David Ray Harrod, of Burden, retired laborer, died Saturday, July 25, at 523 Chestnut in Burden, at the age of 58, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice.

David was born the son of Lloyd Harrod and Wilma (Smith) Harrod on Monday, July 23, 1951 in Caldwell, Id.

Survivors include his sons, David Harrod and Harvey Harrod, both of Arkansas City, and Dustin Harrod of Burden; daughter Jody Mannon and her husband Jason of Burden; step-children, Tina Lepper of Topeka, Sherri Bowles and Reva Bowles, both of Great Bend; and 21 grandchildren.

Memorial services for David will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 423 Elm Street, in Burden, with Pastor John Harms officiating. For further information or to leave condolences, visit www.cornerstoneofwichita.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Cornerstone of Wichita*
1030 Mission Road
Wichita, KS. 67152
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 30, 2009

Verla M. Young 1914 - 2009

LITTLE RIVER — Verla M. Young, 95, died July 28 at the Sandstone Heights Nursing Home in Little River. Born June 26, 1914, in rural Reno County, she was the daughter of Frederick and Phebe Morse Thomas. She married Earl L. Young on March 21, 1934, in Little River. He died Oct. 1, 2004. A resident of Little River since 1934, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Lyle Young and Leland, both of Little River; a daughter, Loretta Teeters of Little River; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leota Unruh and Nettie Thompson; and a brother, Lawrence Thomas.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Congregational Church in Little River with Pastor Ted Weis officiating. Burial will be at the Bean Memorial Cemetery in Little River. Memorials are suggested to the Sandstone Heights Nursing Home or the congregational Church, all in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Homes
214 W. Ave. South
P.O. Box 89
Lyons, KS. 67554
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 30, 2009

LeRoy (Roy) G. Lamb 1950 - 2009

LeRoy (Roy) G. Lamb, passed away on July 27 at Integrated Health Services after a long battle with cancer. He was born on March 30, 1950. He was a truck driver for many years before becoming disabled.

Mr. Lamb attended the First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Lamb and Charles Lamb and wife Amy and Todd Raber and wife Shirley, all of Great Bend; a daughter, Tammy Raber of Greensburg; three brothers Jerald Lamb and wife Faye of Great Bend, Danny Lamb and wife Kay of Plainville, Ricky Lamb and wife Susan of Hoisington; two sisters, Sandra Miller of Georgetown, Ill. and Glennis McNett and husband Sam of Great Bend; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elwin (Pete) Lamb and Bessie Lamb; and a sister, Nancy C. Lamb.

LeRoy donated his body to the Genesis Donor Program. A memorial service for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Graveside services will be held at the Maude Cemetery in Cunningham at a later date.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Genesis*
44 South Cleveland
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 30, 2009

Louise Fern Scott 1920 - 2009

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Louise Fern Scott, 89, died July 28 at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was born July 7, 1920, at Brookfield, Mo., the daughter of Ashley Thurman and Zelphia (Dodge) Highfill. She married H. L. “Scotty” Scott on Aug. 9, 1942, at Hoisington. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2000. A lifetime resident of the Great Bend and Hoisington area, she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Scott attended the Assembly of God Church, Great Bend, and was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and various bridge clubs.

Survivors include a son, Dan Scott and wife Billie, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., four grandchildren and five great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Beth Emmons.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with the Rev. Ralph Jarboe officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hospice or Children’s Mercy Hospital, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146; 415 North Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
(620) 653-4165
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 30, 2009

July 29, 2009

Vivian M. Cates 1925 – 2009

MESA, Ariz. — Vivian M. (Casey/Steinle) Cates, 84, passed away July 17 at Mesa, from complications of a broken leg and emphysema. She was born April 11, 1925, at home in Barton County Kansas to John Henry and Philomena Eckert Casey. She was raised in Kansas and lived in the Dubuque and Bunker Hill area following her marriage to Harold Steinle in 1945, until his death in a farming accident in 1949. Until 1955, she resided in the Russell area. In 1955 she married Perry W. Cates, and then traveled throughout the Western United States from “oil boom” town to town, following her husband’s career.

Preceding Vivian in death were her parents; a younger brother Don Casey; her first husband of three years and her second husband of 47 years. Survivors include two sons, Harlan Steinle and wife Donna of Mesa, Ariz., and Randall Steinle and wife Sharon of Lakin; two sisters, Loretta Ross of Russell and Mary Weeks of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandson Dustin Steinle of Houston, Texas, and two granddaughters, Danica Steinle of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kyree Steinle of Lakin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cates’ desire to not have services has been honored. The body has been cremated and will be interred at a later date. Donations in honor of Mrs. Cates can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to hsteinle@hbsteinle.com.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 29, 2009*

Louise F. Scott

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Louise F. Scott, 89, died July 28 at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit. Mrs. Scott was a longtime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

Donald Eugene McEachern 1942 - 2009

An additional survivor of Donald Eugene McEachern, 68, is Jean Wolf of the home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS. 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 29, 2009

July 28, 2009

Delores Ann (Berry) Cook 1973 - 2009 and baby Conner Dean

WICHITA — Dolores Ann (Berry) Cook, 36, and baby Conner Dean, passed away on July 24. Dolores was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Dolores worked as a Case Administrator for United Methodist Youthville.

She was preceded in death by grandparents. Survivors include her husband James; daughter Brianna; parents Larry Dean Berry Sr. and Maxine; three brothers, Dennis, and Larry Dean Berry Jr. and wife Brenda Sue, all of Great Bend, and Dwight Berry and wife Amy of Ensign; two nieces, one nephew, and friends.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today both St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2701 S. Pattie, in Wichita, with burial to take place at 2:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson. A memorial fund has been established to Brianna c/o DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary in Wichita.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary*
201 S. Hydraulic
Wichita, KS. 67211
(316) 263-0244
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 28, 2009

Marion Asa Grow 1912 - 2009

Marion Asa Grow, 97, of Great Bend, passed away July 24 at Central Kansas Medical Center. Born April 20, 1912, on the family farm north of Seward, in Stafford County, he was the son of Elisha Asa Jr. and Mary Alice Smith Grow. He was a farmer, custom harvester and roughneck in the oilfield. He was a lifetime resident of Stafford and Barton Counties.

Mr. Grow was a former member of Peace Church, Hudson.

He was an avid bowler. Above all, Marion was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by those who loved and knew him.

He married Hazel Inez Kimber on Jan. 20, 1935, at the Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. She died Jan. 7, 2006, two weeks prior to their 71st wedding anniversary.

Survivors include two sons, Keith and Gene, both of Hudson; four daughters, Sharon Smiley of Texhoma, Okla., Marilyn Fulton of Junction City, Rita Jones and husband, Terry, Wichita, and Linda Elliott, Wichita; sister-in-law, Avis Rosin, Lynnwood, Wash.; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Etta Keyes, Maude Leewright and Louise Meyer.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Martin Hunt officiant. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 28, 2009#

Freeda L. Smith 1913 - 2009

BURDETT — Freeda L. Smith, 95, died July 26 at the Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse. She was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Competition, Mo., the daughter of Phillip E. and Myrtle I. Wood Carney. She married Vernon Wilbur Smith on Dec. 14, 1947, at Lewis. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and mother.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Tom and wife Ann, Garfield, and Greg and wife Kim, Larned; two daughters; Diane Arnold and husband Bill, Shawnee, and Gayla Lohfink and husband Rick, Holcomb; a brother, Gale Carney, Lewis; a sister, Bessie Sibley, Clay Center; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five siblings.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Burdett, with the Rev. Rich Zimmerman presiding. Burial will be in the Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church, Burdett, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, both in care of the mortuary. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary*
P.O. Box 477; 916 Main
Larned, KS 67550
(620) 285-2121
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 28, 200

Michael “Mike” Ray Shelton 1949 - 2009

Michael “Mike” Ray Shelton, 59, a lifetime resident of Great Bend, died July 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1949, at Great Bend, the son of Raymond Dean and Joyce P. Beall Shelton. He married Rhonda Jean Beakey on June 22, 1973, at Great Bend. He was a truck driver for Tret-o-lite for 13 years and a former guard at Larned Prison where he was a member of the SCAT Team.

Mr. Shelton was a Viet Nam veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Argonne Post 180.

Mike loved his motorcycle, pool, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Michael Caine “Puddin” Shelton, Enid, Okla.; two daughters, Cheri Wagner and husband Tim, and Reagan Parr and husband Eric, all of Great Bend; two brothers, Douglas Dean Shelton and wife Shelly, Great Bend, and Rick Shelton and wife Michelle, Salina; two sisters, Melody Ray Cell and husband Sam, Bazine, and Sharon Wondra and husband Harold, Great Bend; and five grandchildren, Tylar Wagner, Paige Wagner, Erika Parr, Maycee Parr and Kanyen Parr. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, all at the funeral home. Donations to a memorial fund for the Family of Michael Ray Shelton may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 28, 2009

July 26, 2009

Ray A. Cheely 1953 - 2009

Ray A. Cheely, 56, of Great Bend, died July 24 at home. Born April 28, 1953 at LaCrosse, he was the son of James Preston and Helen Ruth Remling Cheely. He had an accounting firm, Ray A. Cheely Chartered. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1969 coming from Tribune.

He married Sheryl K. Aumiller on June 26, 1976 at Great Bend. She survives.

He was a member of various civic clubs throughout his career and served on the board of directors for several of his clients. Ray enjoyed three wheeling, four wheeling both big trucks and ATV's, fast cars, muscle cars; target shooting and believed very strongly in the second amendment. He was past-president and current treasurer of the Smith & Wesson Collectors Assoc. as well as serving as president of Smith and Wesson Historical Foundation. He and Sheryl also enjoyed antiquing. But most of all he enjoyed his friendships.

Survivors include his wife Sheryl, of the home; his mother, Ruth Cheely, Great Bend; brother, Kenneth Cheely and wife Virginia, Great Bend; father and mother-in-law, Don and Dolly Aumiller, Kingman; sister- in-law, Linda Sebastian and husband Steve, Kingman; brother- in- law, Mike Aumiller and wife Evie, Kingman. He was preceded in death by his father James P. Cheely.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiant. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorial is to the Golden Belt Community Foundation in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525

Clara B. Russell 1912 - 2009

HOLYROOD — Clara B. Russell, 97, died July 23 in Ellsworth. Born July 18, 1912, in Lorraine, she was the daughter of Frederick and Anna Bender Mehl. She was married to Herman W. Russell in Holyrood. He died March 9, 1973. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Russell was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood.

Survivors include a daughter, Lavel Heitschmidt of Holyrood; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; six brothers, Harm, Ernest, Aaron, Adolph, Gilbert and Virgil; and a sister, Leona.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood. Friends may visit from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Parsons Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the church, Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Ellsworth or Hospice of Salina, all in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home
P.O. Box 45
Ellsworth, KS 67439
785-472-3861
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 26, 2009

Dwight O. Beck 1936 - 2009

BUSHTON — Dwight O. Beck, 72, died July 23 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Bushton, he was the son of Alvin Beck and Louise (Bruder) Beck. He married Kay White on Aug. 31, 1991, in Holyrood. She survives. A lifetime resident of the Bushton area, he was a farmer/stockman. He enjoyed skeet and trap shooting and hunting.

Mr. Beck was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Beck, of the home; two sons, Dallas Beck and Rob Beck, both of Holyrood; three daughters, Ronda Hitchsmann and husband Craig of Natoma, Darla Beck of Wichita and Kathy Irwin and husband Steve of Garden City; a stepdaughter, Sandra and husband Marty Anschutz of Salina; a sister, Karen Roberts of Cassville, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holyrood with the Rev. Mark Lovett officiating. Burial will be at the Claflin Cemetery. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Friends may also call Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorials are suggested to the St. Peter Lutheran Church or Central Kansas Gun Club, all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 N. Main/P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
620-653-4165
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 26, 2009

Donald E. McEachern 1942 - 2009

Donald Eugene McEachern, 68,of Great Bend, died July 23 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. Born July 2, 1941, at Jet, Okla., he was the son of John Wesley and Leona Aradell Wespe McEachern. He was a heavy equipment operator in the oil field. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.

He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #646.

Survivors include; daughter, Tonna Thomas and companion Brian Wahlmeier, Great Bend; two sons, Clark and companion Joan Dekle, Freeport, Fla., and Christopher, Great Bend; three sisters, Mildred "Millie" Cameron, Tulsa, Okla., Barbara "Barb" Sharp and husband Max, Gardner, Kans., and Joyce Cook, Grove, Okla.; and five grandchildren, Vanessa Anglin, Davenport, Fla., Shawn James McEachern, Fargo, North Dakota, and Melissa Thomas, Kansas City, Mo., Corey Thomas, Chase, and Hunter McEachern, Great Bend. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Bob and John McEachern and three sisters, Dorothy Burnham, Doris Riley and Joan Regan.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiant. Private family inurement at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are the Barton County Humane Society or the Eagles Lodge, both in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 31, 2009

Sarah Lucile Plowman 1916 - 2009

LARNED — Sarah Lucile Plowman, 93, died July 23 at her home in Larned. She was born March 28, 1916, at Carlisle, Ark., the daughter of John T. and Bertha E. Nettleton Oldham. She had lived in Larned since 1990, moving from Muskogee, Okla. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Plowman was a member of the Church of Christ, Larned.

She married C. Doran Plowman on March 12, 1940, at Syracuse. He died July 30, 1997.

Survivors include three sons George Talbert Plowman, Hays, Charles Lee Plowman, Lawton, Okla., and Guy Dean Plowman, Muskogee, Okla.; two sisters, Ellen Barnes of Beaver Dam, Ky., and Marie Hofmeister, Lamar, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Sammie Plowman, Wiley, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Jackson, Esther Oldham and Estill Oldham, and one brother, Talbert Oldham.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with James Underwood presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. A graveside service will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colo., on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the Church of Christ, Larned, or Maude Carpenter’s Children’s Home, both in care of the mortuary.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary
916 Main/P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 26, 2009

Marion Asa Grow 1912 - 2009

Marion Asa Grow, 97, of Great Bend, passed away July 24 at Central Kansas Medical Center. Born April 20, 1912 at on the family farm, north of Seward, in Stafford County, he was the son of Elisha Asa, Jr. and Mary Alice Smith Grow. Mr. Grow was a farmer, custom harvester, and roughneck in the oilfield. He was a lifetime resident of Stafford and Barton Counties.

He was a former member of Peace Church, Hudson. Mr. Grow was an avid bowler. Above all, Marion was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by those who loved and knew him.

He married Hazel Inez Kimber on January 20, 1935 at the Presbyterian Church, Great Bend, Kansas. She died January 7, 2006, two weeks prior to their 71st wedding anniversary.

Survivors are: two sons, Keith of Hudson, and Gene, of Hudson; four daughters, Sharon Smiley of Texhoma, Okla. and Marilyn Fulton of Junction City; Rita Jones and husband, Terry, Wichita; and Linda Elliott, Wichita; sister-in-law, Avis Rosin, Lynnwood, Wash.; eighteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Etta Keyes, Maude Leewright, and Louise Meyer.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Martin Hunt officiant. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to service time at Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525

July 24, 2009

Nadine Amerine Correction

Due to incorrect information given to the Tribune, the obituary for Nadine Amerine should have listed her sister who preceded her in death as Florence Betts.

Rita Heeke-Horne 1959 - 2009

ASPEN, Colo. — Rita Heeke-Horne of Aspen, Colo., died July 15 at the Colorado University Hospital in Denver. Born July 2, 1959, in Liberal, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Mary Ann Heeke. She married Tim Horne in 1997 in Great Bend.

Rita will be remembered for her generous heart and contagious smile. Rita was a person who enjoyed life and loved to share the joy of life with others. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Survivors include her husband, Tim Horne of Aspen, Colo.; her father, Lloyd Heeke of Great Bend; two sisters, Nonette Clemens of Lewisburg, Pa., and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Keith Heeke and Phil Heeke, both of Great Bend, and Les Heeke of Larned. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Heeke.

A private gathering of family and friends in the mountains of Colorado is planned. Rita’s resting place is the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 24, 2009*

Donald Scott Cloud 1969 - 2009

Donald Scott Cloud, 40, of Great Bend, died July 15 in Great Bend. He was born May 2, 1969. He was raised in Overbrook. A licensed HVAC journeyman, he was employed by Cloud Heating and Air of Lawrence for 20 years until his arrival in Great Bend on March 6, 2008, where he began working for Moses Enterprises. He settled in Great Bend with his girlfriend, Cyndi King and her four children and 11 grandchildren. They survive.

Other survivors include his parents, Shannon and Doug Cloud of Overbrook; two sisters, Sharla Huntington and her husband John and their sons, Sam and Ben, all of Overbrook, and Vicki Cloud and her children, Jessica, Tony, Kristina and Josie, all of Sapulpa, Okla.; ex-wife Sheri Powell and his children, Amanda, Travis, Mikelia and Krista, and three grandchildren, all of Overbrook.

Private graveside service was held on Wednesday in Overbrook. Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home of Overbrook was in charge of arrangements.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 24, 2009

Donald E. McEachern 1941 - 2009

Donald E. McEachern, 68, of Great Bend, died July 23 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born July 2, 1941. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home and will be announced.

Larry P. McCormick

JOPLIN, Mo. — Larry P. McCormick, 66, of Joplin, passed away on July 20 at 12:16 p.m. at Freeman West Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Larry was born March 17, 1943, in Wichita, son of the late John P. McCormick and Armella Leiker McCormick. He graduated from Fort Hays State University, and has owned and operated Larry McCormick’s Management Services in Joplin for several years.

Mr. McCormick was also a member of the local Optimist Club, VFW, was a Rotarian, served as a board member of the Spiva Center for the Arts, was a member of Ozark Gateways Association of Realtors, the 32 Deuces, 71 Cruisers, was an Eagle Scout, and was an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Joplin.

Survivors include his wife Dee McCormick, whom he married June 5, 1998; a son, Shawn McCormick of Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Kelli Gremling and husband Matt of Republic, Mo.; stepdaughter, Tami Persson and husband Peter of Joplin; stepson Eric Zackrison and wife Julie of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Madisyn, Nils, Max, Anna, Eva, and Itty; brothers, Kenny McCormick and wife Gloria of Hays, and Dewayne McCormick and wife Pam of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis McCormick of Great Bend. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda, and a brother, Jerry McCormick.

Memorial services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. William Chrisman officiating. The family received friends at Parker Mortuary on Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or to the Freeman Cancer Institute.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Parker Mortuary*
1502 Joplin
Joplin, MO 64804
1-888-423-4321
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 24, 2009

Lon E. Wells 1930 - 2009

La CROSSE — Lon E. Wells, 78, of La Crosse, died July 22 at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse. He was born Nov. 11, 1930, at Larned, the son of Lon B. and Eugenia J. (Jones) Wells. He married Eleanor R. Young on July 19, 1959, at the EUB Church in Alexander.

A lifelong resident of Rush County, Mr. Wells was a 1948 graduate of Alexander High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State College, Hays, in 1959. He was a farmer/rancher before his retirement.

Memberships include United Methodist Church, La Crosse; former Kiwanis Club member, Alexander; former school board member, Alexander; former USD 395 school board member, La Crosse; former Rush County Farm Bureau board member; former Rush County Extension board member; former mayor of La Crosse; former city commissioner, La Crosse; former Rush County commissioner for 10 years; former Rush County Nursing Home board member, La Crosse; and member of Walnut City Masonic Lodge No. 215, Rush Center.

Mr. Wells was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Eleanor, of La Crosse, include a son, Kirk Wells, and his wife, Nada, of Alexander; a daughter, Sharon Karst, and her husband, Charles, of Claremore, Okla.; three sisters, Pat Bott of La Crosse, Janice Scott of Wichita and Brenda Irvin of Salina; six grandchildren, Valene Day of Goddard, Sheena Tolson of Spring Hill, Hayley Wells of Manhattan, and Ashlyn Karst, Jordyn Karst and Collin Karst, all of Claremore, Okla.; and two great-grandchilden, Brett Day of Goddard and Hunter Tolson of Spring Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Audrey (Morrow) Wells (on Aug. 3, 1956).

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in La Crosse, with the Rev. David Bolz officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Larned Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m.; and from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
719 Pine
La Crosse, KS 67548
785-222-2517
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 24, 2009

July 23, 2009

Larry Robert Marquez 1941 - 2009

A change of venue for a memorial service for Larry Robert Marquez, 68, has been announced. The memorial service will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Mr. Marquez died July 18 at his home in Aptos, Calif.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2009#

Irene Dreiling 1927 - 2009

Irene Dreiling, 81, died July 21 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 2, 1927, in Catherine, she was the daughter of Anton and Anna M. Sander Schmeidler. She married Fred F. Dreiling on Jan. 9, 1950, in Severin. He survives. A resident of Great Bend for 56 years, coming from Hays, she was a retired beautician. She owned and operated the Beauty Center in Great Bend for 36 years.

Mrs. Dreiling was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick, Altar Society and D of I, all of Great Bend, and Kansas Cosmetology.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Dreiling, of the home; a son, Daryl P. Dreiling and wife Debra of Gardner; two daughters, Florence M. Svoboday and husband Olen of Holyrood and Janice E. Dreiling of Smithville, Mo.; four brothers, Edwin Schmeidler of WaKeeney, Ralph Schmeidler of Ogallah, Lawrence Schmeidler of Catherine and Anton Schmeidler of Hays; four sisters, Sophie Walter of Catherine, Lillian Fisher of Hays, Ann Lessor of Great Bend and Gloria Ann VonLintel of Victoria; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service with D of I Rosary will be at 7 p.m. both today at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Reginald A. Urban officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2009

Karl Vernell Brack 1958 -2009

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Karl Brack left us early Sunday morning, July 19, much like he arrived in our lives; suddenly and with no warning. His departure from this realm signaled the final journey of a Gypsy who had arrived at many places on this world without ever having set a destination or itinerary.

Karl began life’s journeys from Great Bend on June 2, 1958. His experiences, not all pleasant, resulted in his strong faith in God and loyalty to those he would call his friends. His regrets were few; some of his lessons hard-learned, but he wanted only enough time here to make amends for any wrongs he may have done and live his life with the values and wisdom he’d earned along the way.

He was a fixture at The Well on Animas Street since his arrival in Farmington. While here, he taught us all to deal with life’s tribulations with faith, acceptance and humor. His new-found family included Anita Velasquez, Ann Glasson, Lanell Sweetland, Ron Pryor, Mike Ware and Guy Shephard, just to name a few, but his spirit touched many more.

Karl is survived by his sons, Joshua Brack and Kaleb Brack, and his sister, Linda Olson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orlan and Josephine (Ludwig) Brack, and sisters, Carol Sue Brack and Arleen Brack. Cremation has taken place and a memorial is pending with Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington, at (505) 325-8688.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to help cover costs to Ann Glasson at (505) 402-8031.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home*
103 East Ute St.
Farmington, NM 87401
505-325-8688
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2009

Marjorie Marie Hafeman Dilley 1923 - 2009

SANTEE, Calif. — Marjorie Marie Hafeman Dilley died July 16 at her home in Santee, Calif. Marjorie, known as Marj, was born Nov. 26, 1923, at the Hafeman farm 14 miles southwest of Dorrance. She attended local grade and high schools in Kansas and graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1943. Marj attended Wilson High School her freshman year. She attended Fort Hays State College to prepare for teaching in Kansas grade schools. Marj taught two years in Cimarron.

Marj married Harvey Beddow in San Diego, Calif., on July 15, 1948. Four children were born to the union: Mark Beddow, Bradley Beddow, Donna Beddow and Dayna Muir. Harvey preceded Marj in death in 1973. Following Harvey’s untimely death, Marj developed and owned a children’s care service which she operated for 18 years. Marj married Lemuel Dilley in 1991. He died in 2007.

Marj was active in the Young Ladies Institute, and the Holy Trinity Altar and Rosary Society.

Marj died after a period of deteriorating health and at the time of death was surrounded by her children, family and close friends. Her death is deeply felt by her children, her brothers Gene (Betty) Hafeman and Bill (Jane) Hafeman and sister, Patricia Henry; and four grandchildren, Melanie, Kyle and Matthew Beddow and Jackie Muir. Marj was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ann Hafeman, and two sisters, Gerry Purma and Donna Consoli.

Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, El Cajon, Calif. Viewing and rosary services were held on Monday at El Cajon Mortuary. Interment was at El Cajon Cemetery.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2009#

Earl Wayne Lee 1958 - 2009

Earl Wayne Lee, 51, of Great Bend, died July 21 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. He was born April 23, 1958, in Pratt, the son of Robert Clave and Joyce Loujean (Rezeau) Lee.

Mr. Lee was a member of the First Christian Church in Great Bend. He was a longtime employee for Doonan Truck and an avid motorcycle rider.

He is survived by his wife Gayl, mother Joyce Lee of Coats, and a sister, Judy Goolsby of Coats. He was preceded in death by his father Robert “Bob” Lee.

Visitation will be today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Larrison Mortuary with the Rev. Rhonda Glenn and the Rev. Bill Johnson presiding. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt. Memorials may be made to Victory in the Valley or the Pratt Area Humane Society in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Larrison Mortuary*
300 Country Club Road
Pratt, KS
(620) 672-6436
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2009

July 22, 2009

Larry Robert Marquez 1941 - 2009

APTOS, Calif. — Larry Robert Marquez, 68, died July 18 at his home in Aptos, Calif. He was born July 10, 1941, in Great Bend, and was also raised in Great Bend. He attended Great Bend High School, where he graduated. He was a drum major in high school and was a member of the Argonne Drum and Bugle Corps. After high school he joined the Marines, where he was a composer and trumpet player in the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Larry was stationed in Washington, D.C., for most of his tour of duty; however, he traveled all over the United States, performing, and playing “Taps” for his fallen comrades.

Larry settled in southern California, where he pursued a fine arts education and spent several years working on Disney projects for an independent scenic studio. He later moved to northern California. He and his wife Betty owned and operated a family restaurant for more than 22 years in Capitola. During the same period Larry also operated his own stained glass business, marketing his unique depictions of pastoral landscapes through Nieman-Marcus in San Francisco.

Larry devoted much of his free time and talents to community service. He served as president of the Family Service Association of Pajaro Valley. He sat on the boards of directors of many associations and foundations throughout his community and the state. He also was a member of the Fallen Officer Foundation and rose to the position of first vice commandant of the 711 Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife Betty of the home; his mother, Norma Mounkes of Great Bend; his sister, Gloria Schamber, and brother-in-law Linus Schamber, both of Hays; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Catholic Church, Aptos, Calif. Flowers may be sent through Stewart’s Flower Shop at 1-831-479-0999 in Aptos. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Dominican Hospital Pediatric Program. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Great Bend VFW Hall. All friends and relatives are invited to attend, at which time contributions can be made.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 22, 2009#

Mary Elizabeth Sylvia Mog 1912 - 2009

ELLINWOOD — Mary Elizabeth Sylvia Mog, 97, died July 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 22, 1912, on the family farm in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Frank Zorn and Lena Schusky Zorn. She married Benjamin Mog on Feb. 6, 1938, in Hays. He died in 1960. An Ellinwood resident for many years, she was a retired master baker, formerly at Zarah Hotel and Paris Hotel in Great Bend and Waxy’s Cafe in Ellinwood. She was widely known for her cinnamon rolls and pies.

Mrs. Mog was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Ellinwood, Morrison-McFadden Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3111 for 45 years and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for 45 years.

Survivors include a son, Gary Zorn and wife Stephanie of Ellinwood; a sister, Catherine Zorn of Ellsworth; two granddaughters, Liz Zorn of Ellinwood and Amanda Perez of Great Bend; a niece, Dixie Shank and husband Dwight of Hutchinson; three nephews, Chad Eakin and wife Janice of Great Bend, Terry Huff and wife Cindy of Larned, and Don Mog and wife Pat of Del Rio, Texas; and a great-nephew, Randy Eakin of Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by four brothers, August, Charles, Albert and Felix Zorn; and six sisters, Anna Nienke, Ardella Zorn, Pauline Nienke, Martene Mog, Eleanor Bradford and Matilda (Tillie) Brown.

Altar Society Rosary will be at 3 p.m. and a vigil service will be at 7 p.m., both today at the Kimple Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellinwood with Father Charles Mazouch officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Larned Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellinwood.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple Funeral Home Inc.*
113 N. Main/P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, KS 67526
620-564-2300
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 22, 2009

Gerald E. Hertach 1946 - 2009

LARNED — Gerald E. Hertach, 63, died July 20 at his home in Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 12, 1946, in Great Bend, the son of Leo A. Hertach Jr. and Mary Frances Oberle Hertach. In 2002 he retired from practicing law.

Mr. Hertach was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kansas City, Mo. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas, in 1968, and received his Juris Doctor degree from KU’s School of Law in 1972.

On June 8, 1968, he married Mary Endres in Wichita. She survives. Other survivors include daughters Jennifer Lemus and husband Francisco Jr., Rebecca Stockton and husband John; and a son, Justin Hertach and wife Kimberly, all of Lawrence; and eight grandchildren, Jessica and Olivia Lemus, Brock and Cole Morris, Ava and Sophia Hertach, and Rachael and Emma Stockton; a brother, Maurice Hertach and wife Jodi, Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Paige Hertach, and parents.

Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with Father Bernard Felix presiding. Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.*
916 Main/P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 22, 2009

July 21, 2009

Joseph Nobles 1927 - 2009

STUTTGART, Ark. — Joseph Nobles, 81, died July 9 in Gainsville, Fla. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in Stuttgart, Ark. he was the son of Cagie and Georgia Nobles. He married Nellie Geans and later married Naomi Nobles.

Mr. Nobles was a Korean War veteran and received numerous awards including a Purple Heart for his duties.

He was a member of Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnne Amos and Ruthie Bradfrod; three stepchildren, Elaine, Tony and Sonya; two brothers, Daniel and Cagie; four sisters, Thelma Russi, Annie Nobles, Louise Logan and Earnesting McCollough; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie and his wife Naomi; a son, Derald Nobles; a brother, Eugene Nobles; and two sisters, Lavern Keith and Celie James.

Funeral services were held on July 18 at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. with the Rev. C.J. Duval Jr. and the Rev. William Robinson Jr. officiating. Burial was at the V.A. National Cemetery.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

Calvin Hurd 1931 - 2009

Calvin Hurd, 78, died July 17 at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1931 in Hoisington, he was the son of John E. and Nellie Kendall Hurd. He married Della Jackson on May 19, 1973, in Russell. She survives. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was owner/operator of Hurd’s Scrap Iron.

Mr. Hurd was a veteran of the Korean War. He attained the rank of sergeant and worked as a special weapons technician, serving 24 years in the Army. He was a prisoner of war in North Korea for three years. He was a member of Meyers Chapel AME Church, Worshipful Master of the Plumbline Lodge #28, Western Star Consistory #18 in Wichita, 2nd degree Mason, the Princetall Grandlodge of Kansas and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3111, all in Great Bend. He was an avid card player either on the computer or at Slack’s Bar and Grill.

Survivors include his wife Della Hurd, of the home; two sons, Calvin Hurd Jr. of Norman, Okla., and Michael Calvin Hurd of Russell; three daughters, Cynthia Schuler and husband Phillip and Carmela Hardy, both of Lawton Okla., and Gwen Caro and husband Vincent Jr., of Larned; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Oliver, Donnely, Nelson, Charlie, William, Joe, Chester and John Hurd; and two sisters, Rosie Guliford and an infant sister.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Loyse Clay officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3111 or the American Heart Association, all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

Larry Robert Marquez 1941 - 2009

APTOS, Calif. — Larry Robert Marquez, 68, died July 18 at his home in Aptos, Calif. He was born July 10, 1941, in Great Bend, and was also raised in Great Bend. He attended Great Bend High School, where he graduated. After high school he joined the Marines, where he was a composer and trumpet player in the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Larry was stationed in Washington, D.C., for most of his tour of duty; however, he traveled all over the United States, performing, and playing “Taps” for his fallen comrades.

Larry settled in southern California, where he pursued a fine arts education and spent several years working on Disney projects for an independent scenic studio. He later moved to northern California. He and his wife Betty owned and operated a family restaurant for more than 22 years in Capitola. During the same period Larry also operated his own stained glass business, marketing his unique depictions of pastoral landscapes through Nieman-Marcus in San Francisco.

Larry devoted much of his free time and talents to community service. He served as president of the Family Service Association of Pajaro Valley. He sat on the boards of directors of many associations and foundations throughout his community and the state. He also was a member of the Fallen Officer Foundation and rose to the position of first vice commandant of the 711 Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife Betty of the home; his mother, Norma Mounkes of Great Bend; his sister, Gloria Schamber, and brother-in-law Linus Schamber, both of Hays; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Catholic Church, Aptos, Calif. Flowers may be sent through Stewart’s Flower Shop at 1-831-479-0999 in Aptos. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Dominican Hospital Pediatric Program. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Great Bend VFW Hall. All friends and relatives are invited to attend, at which time contributions can be made.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009#

Adelbert Adison Barlow

LEAVENWORTH — Adelbert A. (A.A.) Barlow, 82, passed away on July 18 at Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was born April 24, 1927, to Leonard and Mary (Barber) Barlow in Wichita. He attended schools in Hoisington and traveled during his youth with his parents. He later served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps.

After his service, he was united in marriage to Patricia Iolene Brown on Dec. 25, 1947, in Great Bend. It was there that he started to raise his family, and after work-related transfers to Pratt and Stockton, he returned there for most of his working career. He worked in the oil industry for Dresser Atlas (formerly Lane Wells and currently Halliburton), starting as a shell loader. After several company schools, and receiving many certificates, he was promoted into management status. He retired from Dresser’s shop in Mount Vernon, Ill., after 31 years of service on April 1, 1983.

One of A.A.’s passions was traveling. Summer vacations were a must. He traveled to Europe and Puerto Rico with his wife, Patricia, and daughter, Jo, and in the summer of 1983, took a trip to Alaska by way of motorcycle with members of his extended family. Two of his life’s goals were to own a Cadillac and see the Swiss Alps and he accomplished both.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his parents, and one brother, Herbert.

He is survived by his daughters, Lee Durler and husband Stan of Larned and Jo Barlow of Lansing; granddaughters Jodie Brice and husband Phillip of Leavenworth and Jamie Durler of Pratt; and a brother: Robert Barlow of Great Bend.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Interment will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. A visitation will be held today from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be given to The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Condolences may be sent or to share a memory go to www.beldenlarkin.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services*
707 South 6th
Leavenworth, KS 66048
913-682-2820
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

Patrica Jones 1944 - 2009

WICHITA — Patrica Jones, 65, of Wichita, died July 17. She was born in May of 1944 in the farm home of her grandparents, Frank and Josephine Zelenka, south of Wilson, to Levi and Irene Miller. She attended public schools in Wilson and graduated with honors from Wichita State University with a degree in nursing. She was a hospital nurse and a home health nurse.

She was a member of East Heights United Methodist Church and Chapter GV PEO. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at East Heights United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson Cemetery, Wilson.

Preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Jon Jones; children, Taylor and Tiffany Jones of Manhattan and Paige and Scott Nelson of Wichita; sister, Katherine Miller of Shawnee Mission; brother, Luther Miller of Shawnee Mission; and grandchildren, Levi Jones and Hunter Jones. Memorials have been established with East Heights United Methodist Youth Ministry, 4407 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218, Manhattan Marlins Swim Team, P.O. Box 1003, Manhattan, KS 66505 and GraceMed Health Clinic, 1122 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67214. Tributes may be sent via www.dlwichita.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Downing & Lahey Mortuary East*
6555 East Central
Wichita, KS 67206
800-369-8784
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

Rose Barbara Yost 1925 - 2009

CLAFLIN — Rose Barbara Yost, 84, died July 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born March 12, 1925, in rural Timken, the daughter of Laud C. and Mary Cervenka Serpan. She married Eldon E. Yost at Claflin. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1980. A homemaker, she was a resident of Claflin since 1957, coming from Otis and La Crosse.

Mrs. Yost was a member of the First Methodist Church, Otis, and the Timken Bohemian Lodge. She was a graduate of Claflin High School with the Class of 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Cooper of Dodge City; a son, Raymond Schaffer of North Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren and seven great-children. She was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Schaffer, a brother, Charley Serpan, and a sister, Helen Steitz.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the Rev. Gene Langhofer officiating. Burial will be at Bohemian National Cemetery, Timken. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Bohemian National Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 North Main/Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
620-653-4165
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

Delmar Eugene Williamson 1917 - 2009

BISMARCK, N.D. — Delmar Eugene Williamson, 92, died July 17 in Bismarck, N.D. He was born on April 11, 1917, in Rush County. On Nov. 30, 1939, he married Gladys Schultz. She survives. He was a retired engineer for Northern Natural Gas in Bushton.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Corrine Arnold of McIntosh, S.D.; two sisters, Joan Huffman of Greensboro, N.C., and Peggy Johnson of Mena, Ark.; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lorraine Baptist Church. Friends may visit from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Lorraine Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home
P.O. Box 45
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2009

July 19, 2009

Calvin Hurd

Calvin Hurd, 78, of Great Bend, died July 17. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Survivors and other arrangements, pending with the funeral home, will be announced later.

July 16, 2009

Lesli Jayne Gonsalez 1958 - 2009

TOPEKA — Lesli Jayne Gonsalez was born April 9, 1958, at Shilling Air Force Base, in Kansas, to Mary Lou (Fox) Warren and Ralph Floyd Warren. Lesli went to her heavenly reward at her home on July 15, surrounded by her family after a brave battle with cancer. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1976. She graduated from Bryan College, Topeka. She worked in the health-care field in several capacities.

Mrs. Gonsalez was a member of First Baptist Church and Seekers Sunday School Class in Topeka.

She married Albert Gonsalez on Oct. 17, 1986. She is survived by her husband, of the home; her mother, Great Bend; daughters, Nicole Carver, Topeka, Natalie Caro, Wichita, and Nachele Gonsalez, Iola; beloved grandchildren, Julius, MacKenzie and Laila Carver and Zoii Frey; sister, Lauri J. Skinner, Midland, Texas; and brother, Lejay T. Warren, Minneola; three aunts; an uncle; many nieces and nephews and many members of her extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant brother and grandparents, Lawrence and Ramona Fox and Lucille Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Lesli will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road, after 3 p.m. today and visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS 66611. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory*
Southwest Chapel
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 272-9797
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 17, 2009

Elton L. Johnson 1926 - 2009

LARNED — Elton L. Johnson, 83, died July 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 27, 1926, at Great Bend, the son of Gilbert Martin and Lena Margaret Bortz Johnson. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a farmer.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the United Methodist Church, Larned.

On May 21, 1950, he married Glenna Mae Deckert at Larned. She died Feb. 19, 2009.

Survivors include three sons, Keith Johnson and wife Kathy, Topeka, Mark Johnson and wife Joni, and Neil Johnson, all of Larned; four sisters, Mildred Booker, Amarillo, Texas, Dorras Booker, Moorhead, Minn., Treva Smith, Larned, and Darlene Fox, Great Bend; four grandchildren, Amy Moberg, Des Moines, Iowa, Megan Johnson, Topeka, Abby Johnson, Larned, and Lindy Johnson, Lawrence; and two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Joshua Moberg, Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned. Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Inc., Larned. Condolences may be sent to www.beckwithmortuary.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.*
916 Main/P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 17, 2009

July 15, 2009

Margaret R. Kershner 1934 - 2009

JOPLIN, Mo. — Margaret Rozelia Kershner, 74, of Joplin, passed away at 8:26 p.m. July 12 at Joplin Health Care, Joplin, following an illness. Mrs. Kershner was born Aug. 31, 1934, in De Ruyter, N.Y. Her parents were Robert and Myrtle (Bliss) Atwood. She had lived in Joplin since 1991, moving from Florida.

She had attended the Central Christian Center, Joplin. She was a housewife and enjoyed gardening.

She married Edward A. Kershner on Nov. 20, 1987, in Jacksonville, Fla. He survives. Additional survivors include four sons, Jerry (wife, Annie) Brite, Fort Worth, Texas, Steve (wife, Laura) Brite, Mesquite, Texas, Kirk (wife, Stacey) Brite, Joplin, Mo., and Kevin Brite, Texas; one daughter, Ardyth (husband, Jack) Atkinson, Oronogo, Mo.; one stepson, Douglas Kershner, Battle Creek, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Denise Bowers, Liberty Corners, Pa., and Kimberly Long, Towanda, Pa.; her mother, Myrtle Bliss Atwood Stoner, Pryor, Okla.; six brothers, John Atwood, Joplin, Mo., Karl (wife, Joan) Atwood, Gentry, Ark., Steve “Richard” (wife, Madeline) Atwood, New York, William “Tex” (wife, Nola) Atwood, Webb City, Mo., Robert “Eugene” (wife, Darlene) Atwood, New York, and Ray Atwood, Georgia; two sisters, Betty (husband, Jim) Jones, Pryor, Okla., and Nada (husband, Bill) Hoge, Medford, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Diamond Missouri Cemetery. Pastor Joe Morison will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Derfelt Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 367
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-1371
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2009

Nina M. Vratil

LARNED — Nina M. Vratil, 90, died July 14 at the Larned Healthcare Center, Larned.

Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

Sue Wheeler St. Aubyn

DENVER, Colo. — Sue Wheeler St. Aubyn passed away July 12. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Roy J and Viola V. Wheeler of Great Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen H. St. Aubyn, and sister, Joan Wheeler. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Georgia) St. Aubyn of Seattle, Wash., Randall St. Aubyn of Sierra Madre, Calif., and Joan St. Aubyn Vaught of Denver; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services at Wellshire Presbyterian in Denver are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St. Denver, CO 80206.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Horan and McConaty*
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
303-757-1238
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2009

Mary Margaret Barrows 1948 - 2008

La CROSSE — Mary Margaret Barrows, 60, passed away in peace after a short illness at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., on July 13. Mary was born on Oct. 1, 1948, in Topeka, to Margaret and Robert Osburn. She attended the Topeka Public Schools. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in education in 1970. At Kansas State University, she met her husband, Richard Barrows. She and Richard were married on June 13, 1969. She obtained her master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Special Education and Learning Disabilities in 1975. Mary taught English Composition and Literature at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, where she was recognized as the Outstanding Instructor by the students and faculty. She was a member of the Rush County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for 10 years.

On June 13, 2009, Mary and Richard celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary as well as the marriage of their daughter, Ann. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Margaret Hines, in 1991.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, of the home. She is also survived by her only child, Ann Barrows Walter and her husband, Bryce, of Kansas City. Additional survivors include her brother, Fred and Velma Hines of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Nancy Slattery and Tom Slattery of Fayetteville, Ga.; and her mother-in-law Ruby Barrows, of La Crosse. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 East 40th, Kansas City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse, to continue their mission to serve rural health-care needs, and to the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., for their work in promoting literacy. These memorials can be made through Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
719 Pine
P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
785-222-2517
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2009

Claire Sorensen 1918 - 2009

WICHITA — Claire Willis Sorensen, longtime former Great Bend resident, died July 11 in Wichita. She was born Feb. 16, 1918, to Amos and Bertha Willis. She served the American Baptist Missions in Haiti and Arizona, wrote five books, painted, and sang in church choirs. In 1941, she married Howard K. Sorensen. He survives.

Other survivors include their sons, Conner of Eschbach, Germany, Nathan of Hamburg, Germany, and Garth of Micatlan, Mexico; two granddaughters and two grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Prairie Homestead in Wichita. Memorials are suggested to Prairie Homestead, or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary
201 S. Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67211
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2009

Betty Witcraft 1927 - 2009

Betty Witcraft, 81, of Great Bend, died July 13 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, at Slick, Okla., the daughter of Ira V. and Pearl L. Penix Lee. She married William D. Witcraft on Aug. 25, 1974, at Las Vegas, Nev. He survives. She was a homemaker and former secretary for Marlette Homes and later worked at Medical Park Pharmacy. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Ellinwood. She also lived in Seattle, Wash., and Hemet, Calif.

Mrs. Witcraft was a member of the VFW Post 3111 Auxiliary; a former member of St. John Lutheran Church and Altar Guild, and Ellinwood Golf Club, all of Ellinwood, and the Great Bend Petroleum Club. Betty enjoyed playing bridge and golf as well as dancing.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, of the home, include a daughter, Kristi Hillshafer of Ellinwood; a stepson, Bill Witcraft of Kansas City, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Debra Witcraft of Ellinwood and Pam Witcraft of Billings, Mont.; two grandchildren, Julie Hillshafer of Greensburg and Amy Burinda and husband Jeff of Aurora, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda Hillshafer and Samantha Burinda. She was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Schiewe, and two brothers, Emery Lee and Roy Lee.

There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Seattle, Wash., at a later date. Donations may be made to memorial funds for the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2009

July 14, 2009

Nadine Laura Amerine 1918 - 2009

Nadine Laura Amerine, 91, died July 12 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born May 31, 1918, in Adams, in Kingman County, she was the daughter of Arthur A. and Laura M. Sptizmiller Johnson. She married Loren Edward Amerine on Aug. 29, 1940, in Hoisington. He died June 29, 1996. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Amerine was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She worked in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and was a Red Cross Water Safety instructor for 67 years. In 1983 she was honored as Kansas Mother of the Year.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin Amerine and wife Deanne of Lake Jackson, Texas, Glen Amerine and wife Pat of Great Bend, and Clyde Amerine and wife Janet of Conway Springs; a daughter, Elaine Mull and husband Glenn of Pawnee Rock; 12 grandchildren, Dave Brenner and wife Stacey, Mitch Brenner and wife Cindy, Dan Amerine, Kirsty Merrell and husband Brad, Marcie Smith and husband Mark, Craig Amerine and wife Missi, Phillip Amerine, Carl Amerine, Earl Amerine, Amy Harter and husband Doug, Jennifer Ladwig and husband Walter and John Mull; 12 great-grandchildren, Megan Hammeke and husband Ryan, Ashley Brenner, Molly Brenner, Mason Brenner, Abby Merrell, Jeremy Smith, Jared Smith, Kaeli Amerine, Kaeden Amerine, Samantha Harter, Chad Harter and Ava Mull; and a sister, Jean Smith of Hoisington. She was preceded in death by a son, Kent Leon Amerine; three brothers, Cedric, Eldon and Alvan Lee Johnson; and a sister, Florence Bettes.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Tom Sheldon and Pastor Roy Savage officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend. Friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Victory Latin American Outreach or the Red Cross Water Safety Program, all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

Lillian D. Basgall 1930 - 2009

HAYS — Lillian D. Basgall, 78, died July 12 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born Sept. 14, 1930, at Pfeifer, to George and Christina (Jacobs) Roth. She married Edgar J. “Eddie” Basgall on Sept. 14, 1950, at Pfeifer. He died Oct. 8, 2001.

Mrs. Basgall was a homemaker, a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, HMC Auxiliary, Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companions, past president of Band Mothers Association of Hays, and was a cook at USD 489 and Fort Hays State University.

Survivors include three sons, Stan Basgall and wife Rebecca, Hays, Neal Basgall and wife Ha, Omaha, Neb., and Chad Basgall, Hays; one daughter, Christine Basgall, Victoria; two sisters, Patricia “Patsy” Pfannenstiel, Ellis, and Victoria “Vickie” Harris, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Jynae Spellerberg, Justin Basgall, Aaron Basgall, Jayson Basgall and Breana Basgall; and one great-grandson, Logan Basgall. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Linus Roth, Alfred Roth, Celestine Roth and Alvin Roth; and six sisters, Minnie Wellbrock, Tina Rohleder, Sally Wellbrock, Alice Leiker, Theckla Jacobs and Viola Stecklein.

A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cline’s Mortuary Of Hays, 1919 East 22nd, Hays. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer. Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Charities Inc. and Masses.

Cline’s Mortuary Of Hays & Victoria*
P.O. Box 252
Hays, KS 67601-0252
785-628-8822
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

Debra Mae Willis 1956 - 2009

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Debra Mae Willis, 52, died Feb. 28 in Fayetteville, Ark. Born Nov. 16, 1956, she was the daughter of Ronald Lee and Helen Mclean Willis. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her house plants and her pets. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Ms. Willis was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie Glassburner, of the home; two sons, Joshua Charles Willis and Jeremiah James Mobley and his wife Michelle, all of Colorado; a daughter, Shena Bower and husband Kenny of Springdale, Ark.; a brother, Randy Willis and wife Sherri of Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister, Jeri (Willis) Irwin and husband Mark of Colorado Springs, Colo.; an uncle, James Willis and wife Kathy of Springdale, Ark.; a niece, Miriah Willis of Inola, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

Glenn Merl Irick 1930 - 2009

Glenn Merl Irick, 79, died July 11 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born April 16, 1930, in Wichita, he was the son of Forest Glen and Ethyl Pauline Smyth Irick. He married Pauline Geiger on June 5, 1954, in El Paso, Texas. A resident of Great Bend since 1956, moving from El Paso, he was a system’s analyst in banking and communications. He worked at the First National Bank in Great Bend from 1956 to 1984. He also worked at H&B Communications in Holyrood.

Mr. Irick was a United States Army veteran who served in the Korean War, attaining the rank of Specialist 1st Class Regular Army and worked in the Criminal Investigation Division. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Great Bend since 1967. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 180, the Kansas Banker’s Association, Texas Independent Banker’s Association and was a past member of the Great Bend Optimist Club. He was on committees to raise funds for both Central Kansas Medical Center and Barton County Community College.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Michael Irick and wife Karen of Brownsville, Tenn., Mark Irick and wife Mary of Great Bend, and Eric Jon Irick of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Jaclyn Dewey, Brian Irick, Dr. Nicole Mills, Jenifer Scheck and Samantha Irick; and a great-grandson, Hayden Scheck. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A. Irick and Rodney G. Irick.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2701 17th, in Great Bend, with the Rev. Phyllis Flory officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend Mausoleum with military honors by a Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Episcopal Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryatnfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

Evalena Mae Willis Carter McConnell 1914 - 2009

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Evalena Mae Willis Carter McConnell, 94, died Jan. 22 at Springdale, Ark. Born Oct. 4, 1914, in Harper County, Okla., in a soddie house her grandparents John Hyram Sutton and wife Alice Lemmons Sutton built when they settled during the Oklahoma land rush, she was the daughter of John Clifford and Bertha Alice Sutton Kincade. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved writing poetry and gardening. She served her community by doing various kinds of volunteer work in and outside the church and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Elmdale Baptist Church. Evalena and her husband Charles Willis were longtime members of the Baker Avenue Baptist Church in Great Bend and of Central Baptist Church when it was built in Great Bend in the 1960s.

Survivors included a son, James H. Willis and wife Kathy of Springdale, Ark.; a daughter, Debra Mae Willis of Springdale, Ark.; three sisters, Iona Martin and Louise Vanspyker, both of Sun City, Ariz., and Alice Christie of Walnut Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Charles P. Willis, the Rev. Frank Carter and James R. McConnell.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Jan. 30 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Ark., with Brother Leon Brewer officiating. Internment will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Great Bend Cemetery with the Rev. Joan Harrington officiating.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

Jack Aistrup 2000 - 2009

PAOLA — Jack Aistrup died June 28. Born May 4, 2000, in Great Bend, he was the son of Greg and Kendra Meng Aistrup. He moved to Paola when he was 4 and was a student at the Lakemary Center in Paola. He was a very happy and enthusiastic child.

Jack was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Paola.

Survivors include his parents, Greg and Kendra Aistrup of Paola; two brothers, Ben and Seth, and one sister, Rachel, all of the home; fraternal grandparents, Rex and Toni Aistrup of Spearville; and maternal grandmother, Betty Meng of Kingman. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Meng. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Funeral service was on July 2 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Paola. Memorials are suggested to the Lakemary Center.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home*
305 N. Pearl Street
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-2372
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 14, 2009

July 12, 2009

Daniel Keith Bird 1917 - 2009

DANVILLE, Calif. — Beloved father, brother and grandfather, Daniel Keith Bird, 92, of Diablo Lodge in Danville, Calif., passed away early Saturday morning, June 13. He was born June 8, 1917, in Albert, Kan. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ella in 1978; his wife Dorothy (Dottie) in 2006; and his brother Homer in 2008. Survivors include four siblings, all originally from Great Bend; six children, Michael and wife Mirka of Bonn, Germany, Rick and wife Nonnie of Hayward, Calif., Judy and husband Hal of Danville, Calif., Joan and husband Max of Helena, Mont., Mary K and husband David of Wichita, and Greg and wife Teri of Los Altos, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Jan, Anna, Erin, Megan, Ginger, Leslie, Amory, Jake, Ella, Ryan and Hayley: and six great-grandchildren, Lea, Mila, Bela, Atticus, Paxton and Simon. Dan, known by his middle name Keith to many friends and relatives, grew up on a farm in Barton County, the first-born son of Harry C. and Ruth H. (Buckles) Bird. He loved aviation and eventually became an aeronautical engineer, receiving his master’s degree at Wichita State University.

He served in the Army during World War II and settled in Wichita following his discharge. He moved his family to the Seattle area while working for Boeing in 1962 and later moved to Ohio to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He moved with his second wife to California in 1983. Dan was an avid sports fan, loved traditional jazz (Dixieland) and dancing. He was a longtime member and officer of Toastmasters International.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wichita Public Library at 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 5, 2009, for family and friends.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

Gerald Duane “Jerry” Dundas 1926 - 2009

Gerald Duane “Jerry” Dundas, 82, of Great Bend, died July 9 at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born Nov. 16, 1926, at Osage City, the son of Ned and Ethel May Hansen Dundas. He married Alice M. Wedel on Oct. 10, 1954, at Moundridge. She survives. He was a retired teacher for USD 428, having taught at Roosevelt, Morrison and Park schools for 30 years. He retired in 1989. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1959, coming from McPherson. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Navy.

Mr. Dundas was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, American Legion Argonne Post 180, BPOE Lodge 1127, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 646, Lake Barton Golf Course, Retired Teachers Association, NEA life member and the Barton County Historical Society.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, of Great Bend, include a sister, Janice Lou Boyd of Larned, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Robert Dundas, and a sister, Patricia Ann Frick.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Jeff Slater officiant. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the family to receive friends there from 7 to 8 p.m. Donations are suggested to a memorial fund for Trinity Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

Paul Rodney Cory 1957 - 2009

LITTLE RIVER — Paul Rodney Cory, 51, died July 9 in rural Sterling. He was born July 14, 1957, at Little River, the son of Phillip R. and Martha Jane Wedgeworth Cory. He had formerly lived in Great Bend. He was a driller in oil production. He attended North Platte (Neb.) High School.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Rodney Cory Jr. and Shawn Cory, both of Olmitz; three daughters, Andrea Cory of Great Bend and Christen Cory and Amanda Mahan, both of Denison, Texas; his father, of Little River; two sisters, Cathy Micek of Sarben, Neb., and Tammy Sullivan of Little River; and two grandchildren. His mother preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River, with the Rev. Theresa Forshee officiating. Memorial donations are suggested to the Paul Cory Memorial Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Homes
214 West Ave. South
Lyons, KS 67554
620-257-2211
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

Luella C. Brown

HOUSTON, Texas — Luella C. Brown, 86, of Houston, died July 3 at her residence. She was born July 30, 1922, at Larned, the daughter of Carl Benjamin and Nettie Charlotte Beechem Christianson. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Brown of Houston, Texas, and Ralph W. Brown and wife Cindy, of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Dearmon Brown, in 1995 and by her granddaughter, Lisa Marie Brown.

A graveside service was held at 9 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. There was no visitation, and no memorial fund was announced. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

Carolyn Isern Johnson 1930 - 2009

ELLINWOOD — Carolyn Isern Johnson, 79, died July 11 at her home. She was born April 7, 1930, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Milton and Helen Weber Isern. She married Toby Johnson on June 1, 1979, in Ellinwood. A lifelong resident of Ellinwood, she had a B.A. degree in art from the University of Kansas, graduating in 1952. As an artist, she showed at galleries in Sedona, Ariz., Kansas City and in local galleries.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Garden Club and Grove Park Golf Club, all of Ellinwood. She was a former member of the Ellinwood School Board. She was also a member of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Kansas.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Toby, of the home, include four sons, Scott and Tammy Wells of Haven, Mark and Starla Wells of Hutchinson, Brett and Donna Wells of Great Bend and Blake and Christine Wells of Wichita; a stepson, Jay and Lisa Johnson of Denver, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Jill and Ken Puetz of Salina and Kappy and Scott Park of Kansas City, Kan.; and 18 grandchildren. A brother, Alan Isern, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Ellinwood, with the Rev. Jeff Frakes officiant. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Altar Guild or to the Ellinwood Garden Club.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple Funeral Home*
113 North Main
Ellinwood, KS 67526
620-564-2300
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

James Edward (Eddie) Herres 1924 - 2009

HOISINGTON — James Edward (Eddie) Herres, 85, died July 10 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 8, 1924, at Hoisington, he was the son of Henry Edward and Ruth (Hunt) Herres. He married Mary Ellen (Jill) Broberg on Oct. 18, 1947. Ed’s business interests included being co-owner of Suburban Laundry and Dry Cleaners from 1947 until retirement in 1991; oil and gas, and farming. He was a lifetime Hoisington resident and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Herres was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 286, and VFW Post No. 7428; also of the KSU Alumni Association, Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity, former city council member, member of Kiwanis Club, founding member of Barton County Ducks Unlimited, member of Board of Directors of Landmark Federal Savings Bank, and recipient of the Kansas Bankers Award for Soil Conservation in 1989. He was a former trustee of the KSU Foundation and of Barton County Community College.

He graduated from Kansas State University as a chemical engineer in 1946.

Eddie was an avid outdoorsman from childhood. He grew up fishing and hunting at Cheyenne Bottoms and all over Kansas. He believed passionately in conservation of all our wildlife and the land. He enjoyed golf because he was outside with wildlife. He supported KSU and Hoisington athletics throughout his life and loved his hometown of Hoisington and the state of Kansas. He was a wonderful father and husband and his family will miss him.

Survivors include his wife, Jill, of the home; a daughter, Kim Herres of Captiva, Fla.; a son, Blake Herres of Hoisington; and granddaughters Sarah Linsner of Mission, Addie Herres of Hoisington and Hannah Herres of Wichita. Eddie was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Jaynes.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington. Friends may sign the guest book from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the family present from 6 until 8 p.m.; and until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Kans for Kids, the Humane Society of Barton County or Concordia Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 North Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
620-653-4165
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2009

Glenn M. Irick 1930 - 2009

Glenn M. Irick, 79, of Great Bend, died July 11 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born April 16, 1930. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, and will be announced.

July 10, 2009

Meta Oetken 1917 - 2009

Meta Anna Bertha Oetken, 91, died July 8 at Cherry Village, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 26, 1917, to Otto and Marie Hanken Rankin and was a lifetime resident of Albert until moving to Cherry Village in 2004. She married Louis J. Oetken Jan. 28, 1940, at Peace Lutheran Church, Albert. He died July 23, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Vallene Immenschuh and husband Carl and son Gerald Oetken and wife Karen, all of Larned; and daughter Rita Gagelman, Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother and a son-in-law.

She was a homemaker and for a few years owned and operated the Albert Grocery in Albert.

Mrs. Oetken was a lifetime member of Peace Lutheran Church, Albert, and served in many capacities on various church boards and was a Sunday school teacher. She was active in 4-H and the Hillside EHU.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Albert. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 10, 2009

July 9, 2009

No Deaths Reported

July 8, 2009

Darolyn Kay Bullard 1958 - 2009

STAFFORD — Darolyn Kay Bullard, 51, died July 6 at the Southwind Hospice House, Pratt. Born March 10, 1958, at Hays, she was the daughter of Darrel and Clara Eves Pettijohn. She had been a Stafford resident since 1965 and was a pharmacy tech for Stafford District Hospital and a scheduling coordinator for Pratt Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bullard was a member of the First Baptist Church, Stafford.

On Oct. 26, 1991, she married Clinton Bullard. He survives. Other survivors include her mother, Clara Pettijohn of Stafford; brothers Greg Pettijohn of Stafford and Frank Pettijohn of Lenexa; and nieces and nephews. Darolyn was predeceased by her father, Darrel, and a brother, Rick.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Stafford. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. Burial will be at the Stafford Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church or Southwind Hospice, both in care of the chapel.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Minnis Chapel
125 N. Main
Stafford, KS 67578
620-234-5261
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 8, 2009

July 7, 2009

Ruby Eldena Hamilton Popp Allen 1934 - 2009

LUBBOCK, Texas — Eldena Allen, 75, of Lubbock, Texas, died July 5 at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock after a short illness. She was a homemaker and also worked in retail sales in Hoisington, Great Bend and Lubbock.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Entombment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park’s Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Eldena was born on May 6, 1934, in Niotaze, near Caney in southeastern Kansas. She was the daughter of Eldon Gwin and (Alberta) Myree (White) Hamilton. She moved to Hoisington in 1936, and attended schools in Hoisington where she graduated from Hoisington High School in 1952. She was a longtime resident of Barton County before moving to Oklahoma in 2000. She then moved to Texas in 2001 and was a Lubbock resident until her death. She married Vernon W. Popp on May 3, 1953. They divorced. She then married Kenneth Allen on March 23, 2003.

Mrs. Allen was a member of the former Grace United Church of Christ, Great Bend.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brent Popp and wife Dr. Mary Eberle of Lubbock, Texas, and William “Bill” Popp of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Robin Howser and husband Roger of Guthrie, Okla., Roberta Gales of Kansas City, Mo., and beloved stepdaughter Lesley Boudreaux of Levelland, Texas; five grandchildren, Alex Popp, Amanda Popp, Sara and Kayla Gales and Travis Howser; two stepgrandchildren, Josh Howser and Zac Boudreaux; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Jacob Howser. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Wilma Lingreen-Green. Please join us in celebrating Eldena’s life by visiting her memorial at www.mem.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Resthaven Funeral Home*
5740 W. 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
806-791-6200
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009

Ty Eugene Unruh 1962 -2009

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Ty Eugene Unruh, 47, born Jan. 2, 1962, at the Gleason Hospital in Larned, passed away June 28 in Mesa, Ariz. Raised In Minden, Nev., he attended grade school, and graduated from Douglas High School in 1980. He then spent four years serving his country in the U.S. Air Force overseas, working within the capacity of Top Secret Clearance. After the service, he became a Senior20Writer for McDonnell Douglas Helicopter division, taking part in the development of the of the Apache Helicopter. He also worked for Boeing Aircraft. Later he worked as “Contract Management Services Staff Writer,” also in Mesa, Ariz.

Preceding him in death were his sister, René Lynn Unruh of Minden, Nev.; his grandparents, Ira and Ella Unruh of Great Bend, Troy Young of Larned and Virginia Young Berglund of Mesa, Ariz. Ty’s surviving family members are his father, Paul Unruh of Great Bend and his mother, Reta Young Samuelsen of Carson City, Nev.; Troy and Roberta Young of Mesa, Ariz., Victor and Marge Unruh of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Loren and Gayle Unruh of Great Bend, and Phillip and Bobbi Unruh of Houston, Texas, and numerous cousins living in various areas of the United States.

There will be no memorial service, as Ty wished to be cremated and his ashes spread on the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the place he grew up in Carson Valley below Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Those wishing to send condolences or who would like to share stories with his family may do so at the following e-mail addresses: sams72427@ aol.com (his mother), or paul@unruhly.com (his father).

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009*

Alvin J. Zorn 1928 - 2009

SMITH CENTER — Alvin J. Zorn, 81, died July 4 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center. He was born April 19, 1928, in Odin, to Ferdinand and Ann (Kirmer) Zorn. He was the owner of Alkar Tire.

Survivors include his wife Bernice of Smith Center; daughter Joan Kuhlman of Derby; sons Marvin of Springfield, Ill., and Randy of Ottumwa, Iowa; brothers Leonard of Claflin, Edwin of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gerald of Great Bend; sisters Mathilda Schremmer and Ann Schremmer of Hoisington, Marion Schroeder of Newton and Helen Holliday of Wichita; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Smith Center, with Father Donald McCarthy presiding. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the church with a Rosary being said at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Services of Smith County and can be sent in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary
116 West First
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-6691
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009

Dorothy Marie Andersen 1956 - 2009

BEATRICE, Neb. — Dorothy Marie Andersen, 52, of Beatrice, Neb., died July 3, at her rural Beatrice home. She was born July 6, 1956, in Morocco, North Africa. She graduated from Norris High School in 1974 and then attended and graduated from Bryan School of Nursing in Lincoln, Neb. She married Duane R. Andersen on July 19, 1975, at St. James Catholic Church in Cortland, Neb. They lived in Beatrice, Neb., and she was a baby sitter for her grandchildren.

Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Wymore, Neb., was on the Board of Education at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Beatrice, Neb., and was a Cub Scout troop leader.

Survivors include her husband, Duane Andersen of Beatrice, Neb.; two sons, Matthew Andersen of Lincoln, Neb., and Daylin Andersen of Beatrice, Neb.; two daughters, Deeanna Andersen of Lincoln, Neb. and Jennifer Rohr of Crete, Neb.; three brothers, Jim Herrman, Bill Herrman and Stan Herrman, all of Great Bend; two sisters, Beckie Miller of Glendale, Ariz., and Cindy Degenhardt of Great Bend; mother-in-law Margaret Andersen of Beatrice, Neb.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Deloris Stanley Herrman; a grandson, Ethan Andersen; a sister, Beth Schenkel; father-in-law Richard Andersen; brother-in-law Jack Jansen; and sister-in-law Nancy Herrman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Wymore with Father Dennis Hotovy officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery of Beatrice, Neb. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, Neb. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 5 p.m. Monday until 9 p.m. Wednesday and then Thursday one hour preceding the service at the church.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009#

Luella C. Brown 1922 - 2009

HOUSTON, Texas — Luella C. Brown, 86, of Houston, died July 3 at her residence. She was born July 30, 1922, at Great Bend, the daughter of Carl Benjamin and Nettie Charlotte Beacham Christianson. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Brown and Ralph W. Brown and wife Cindy, all of Houston; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Dearmon Brown, in 1995 and by her granddaughter, Lisa Marie Brown.

A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. There will be no visitation, and no memorial fund was announced. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009

Hattie T. Hipp

Additional service for Hattie T. Hipp will be a 7 p.m. Vigil Service today at Bryant Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009

Dexter Benedict Urban 1992 - 2009

HAYS — Dexter Benedict Urban, 17, of Hays, died July 2 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on July 2, 1992, in Hoisington, to Rosalind Kreutzer-Werth and David Urban.

Dexter was a student at Hays High School where he participated in football, weightlifting and wrestling and was also active in FFA and Boy Scouts. Dexter enjoyed many activities such as hunting, fishing and helping with farm work. He was a pit crew member of the Wide Open Motorsports Dirt Track Racing Team and he also enjoyed NASCAR.

Dexter was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Hays.

He is survived by his parents, Rosalind and Craig Werth of Hays and David and Debbie Urban of Great Bend; three sisters, Kendra Werth of Hays, and Jerica Urban and Jenna Pitchford of Great Bend; two brothers, Josh and Jeremy Pitchford of Great Bend; grandparents, Frances Urban of Great Bend, Clifford and Nancy Kreutzer of Ellis, Firman and Irene Werth of Ellsworth and Sherry Thouvenelle of Azel, Texas. He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Derreck and Devin Urban; grandparents, Katherine Zimmerman-Kreutzer and Benedict Urban; and a stepgrandfather, Norman Thouvenelle.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial will be at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Friends may visit from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays. A parish wake service was held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dexter Urban Memorial Fund with the designation to be made at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www .keithleyfuneralch.apels.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Brock’s North Hill Chapel*
P.O. Box 86
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-3215
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2009

July 5, 2009

Gwendylon W. Stroup 1914 - 2009

Gwendylon W. Stroup, 95, of Great Bend, died July 2 at The Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Born April 4, 1914, at Labette County, she was the daughter of Francis Morton and Iva Lula Wiley Polk. She married George H. Stroup Dec. 24, 1937, at Edna. He died May 23, 1986. She was an optometrist assistant for Dr. Joseph Rowan and Dr. Ron Huffman in Lyons and most recently worked at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend as a PBX operator and insurance clerk. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1975, moving from Chase.

Mrs. Stroup was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend, and a member of the Garden Club and HDU, both in Chase.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet Bybee and husband, Charles, Great Bend, Judy Albin and husband, Irvin, Salina, and Georgia Link and husband, Dan, Hutchinson; one brother, C.M. Polk, Pratt; one sister, Pauline Jamison, Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Traci Hamblin, Brian Bybee, Lori Munsell, Stephanie Albin, Ross Link, and Dana Ochs; and six great-grandchildren, Kendra Hamblin, Kaci Hamblin, Joshua Hamblin, Keetan Munsell, Conner Munsell and Katelyn Ochs. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley Polk and Hershel Dale Polk; and three sisters, Ruby Watkins, Mildred Stevens and Isophene Coville.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association or The Kaye Pogue Hospice Center may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

Craig A. Mausolf

GARFIELD — Craig A. Mausolf, 56, died July 1 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

Hattie T. Hipp 1914 - 2009

Hattie T. Hipp, 94, of Great Bend, died July 3 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 16, 1914, at Odin, the daughter of William and Josephine Reif Hipp. She was a housekeeper for Msgr. Steve Reif for 42 years. She had also worked in the Wichita aircraft industry during World War II. She had been a resident of Great Bend since 1989, moving from Marienthal and Dighton.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick and the Altar Society.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Joe, Bill, Frank, Fred, Louis and Julius “Sham” Hipp; and six sisters, Ann Boor, Mary Hipp, Helen Walker, Ida Gassen, Sister Mary William Hipp and Eleanor Strasser.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Floyd McKinney and Father John Strasser officiating. Altar society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Odin. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to Seminary Burse of the Diocese of Dodge City or Holy Family School Endowment Fund. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh .net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

Anna M. Minko

WICHITA — Anna M. Minko, 96, homemaker, died July 3. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, and funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Wichita.

Survivors include her daughter, Belinda Minko-Thomas; grandchildren Jessica and Jason (Meghan) Thomas; and great-grandson Anthony James Thomas, all of Wichita; a sister, Gertrude Hitchman of Abilene; in-laws, Charles Morton of Wichita, Barbara Steiner of Claflin, Rose Minko of Brooklyn, N.Y., Helen Dimisko of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Alex and Josephine Minko of Staten Island, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas.

Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, Meals on Wheels, c/o Senior Services, Inc., 200 S. Walnut, Wichita, KS 67213, and Nazareth Cemetery Fund, Odin, KS 67525. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Downing and Lahey West*
6555 East Central
Wichita, KS 67206
316-773-4553
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

Harold R. Lacy Sr. 1936 - 2009 | Lorna D. Lacy 1936 - 2006

Harold R. Lacy Sr., 72, of Tulsa, Okla., a longtime former resident of Great Bend, died April 4. He and his wife, Lorna D. Lacy, who died Feb. 17, 2006, at the age of 69, will be buried at 9 a.m. Monday at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Harold, born Dec. 19, 1936, was a longtime employee of C.V. Cale before moving to Oklahoma. Lorna, born June 7, 1936, was a longtime employee of the Fuller Brush factory here before the couple moved to Oklahoma.

They were married Dec. 24, 1953.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

Joe T. Prosser 1918 - 2009

HOISINGTON — Joe T. Prosser, 91, died July 3 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born March 8, 1918, at Beaver, the son of Alois and Regina (Herman) Prosser. He married Emma Reif on Nov. 4, 1940, at Odin. She died May 6, 1993. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was the retired owner of Prosser Produce of Hoisington.

Mr. Prosser was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, both of Hoisington.

Survivors include two sons, James Prosser, Branson, Mo., and Steven Prosser, Wichita; nine daughters, Joyce White, Bonnie Schremmer and Celeste Meitner, all of Hoisington; Lois McClain, Goddard, Rita Solorio, Emporia, Nona Robinson, Marion, Nancy Yakshaw and Annie Holmes, both of Wellington, and Patti Myers, Borger, Texas; a brother, Julius Prosser, Hoisington; two sisters, Mary Birzer, Hutchinson, and Helen Kaiser, Hoisington; 25 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Allen Prosser; one daughter, Mary Jane Prosser; five brothers, Tony, John, Bill, Leonard and Louie Prosser, and six sisters, Ann Steiner, Tillie Kramer, Ceclia Tipperman, Eleanor Kingston, Jean Rome and Catherine Schremmer.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hoisington, with Father Dwight Birket officiating. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. Monday, followed by Knights of Columbus rosary, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Burial will be at the St. John Church Cemetery, Hoisington. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home in Hoisington. Memorial donations to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or Kans for Kids may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, Kansas 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

Lillie E. Murdie 1917 - 2009

GARFIELD — Lillie E. Murdie, 91, died July 2 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Larned. She was born Oct. 13, 1917, near Garfield, the daughter of Milton K. and Edna May Hall Blose. She married Charles David Murdie on Nov. 1, 1935, at Garfield. He died Feb. 5, 2004. She was a homemaker and owned and operated Lillie’s cafe in the late 1950s.

Mrs. Murdie belonged to the United Methodist Church, Garfield.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil Lee, Detroit, Mich., and Kenneth L., Garfield; two daughters, Virginia Mae Moore and Linda Louise Blakley, both of Stilwell; three sisters, Helen Strain, Penngrove, Calif., Charlotte Strain, Rogersville, Mo., and Marion Bartch, Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Elbert Blose, and one sister, Francis Wheeler.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Garfield Cemetery, with Pastor Irving E. Simon presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Morell Funeral Home, Larned. Memorials may be sent to Garfield United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.morellfuneralhomellc.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Morell Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 124; 1021 Broadway
Larned, KS 67550-0124
(620) 285-2177
Great Bend (Kan.) 67530

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Nicolet 1956 - 2009

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Nicolet, 52, died July 3 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 17, 1956, at Great Bend, the son of Neuell and Mary Wilmajean Dirks Nicolet. He married Cecelia J. Bussen on Dec. 10, 1983, at Great Bend. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.

Mr. Nicolet was a farmer. He received the “Outstanding Farmer of the Year” award for the state of Kansas from the Jaycees organization. He also received the Century Farm award and won the Windbreaker Award from the Kansas Bankers Association. He was a lifetime member of FFA. He was a member of Barton County Farm Bureau, and Great Bend Co-op.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church and served on various church boards. He was also a Boy Scout. He was active in Big Brothers and Big Sisters and was an avid ATV enthusiast and member of Central Kansas Off Road Association.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; son Darren L. Nicolet, Great Bend; two daughters, Sabrina Nicolet-Nichols, Derby, and Katie L. Nicolet, Great Bend; father and stepmother, Neuell and Elnora Nicolet, Augusta; sister Connie Dandy, Great Bend; three stepbrothers, LeRoy Seba, Jimmy Seba and Kenny Seba; and stepsister Barbara Hodge; one grandchild, Cameron Nichols, and special “Little Brother” Mason. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary W. “Jean” Nicolet.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dr. Joan Harrington and Pastor John Grummon officiating. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8. Memorials are suggested to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Kansas or Central Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryant fh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 5, 2009

July 3, 2009

LaVern C. Kuder 1930 - 2009

WESKAN — LaVern C. Kuder, 78, longtime Weskan resident, died June 30 in a vehicle accident on southbound Kansas Highway 27, between Goodland and Sharon Springs. He was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Greeley County, the son of Clarence David and Lena Augusta Margaretta (Ruhs) Kuder. He was born and raised on the Kuder homestead, east of Tribune, that is still held by the Kuder family, where he helped with his family’s dairy. While attending Greeley County High School in Tribune, he was also a school bus driver. After graduating from Greeley County High School in 1948, he continued being a school bus driver, but for the Weskan Schools. On Sept. 5, 1948, he and Margaret Yvonne Walter were married at the Methodist Church in Tribune. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher. He was a hard worker who would apply his hand to any task.

In later years, he had a great interest in antique tractors and also in working to restore them. An activity the whole family enjoyed together was coyote hunting.

Mr. Kuder had been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tribune, before becoming a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Weskan. He and Margaret enjoyed being a part of several square dancing clubs.

Surviving family includes his wife, Margaret Kuder of Weskan; son, Richard Alan Kuder and his wife Michelle of Deaver,Wyo.; daughter, Terresa Diane Hackerott of Weskan; son, Merlin Ray Kuder and his wife Shirley of Minneapolis; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother Glen Dale Kuder and his wife Barbara of Tribune; sister Leanna Kennedy and her husband Larry of Derby; brother Larry Kuder and his wife Carolyn of Salina; daughters-in-law Evelyn Kuder of Springfield, Mo., and Kathy Kuder of Shinglehouse, Pa.; brother-in-law Lonnie Graham of Tribune; and sister-in-law Ethel Kuder of Tribune. Preceding him in death were his parents Clarence and Lena Kuder; infant son William Donald; son John David Kuder; daughter-in-law Sally Kuder; granddaughter Crystal Ann Kuder; grandson Ab Jacob Kuder; brother Roger Kuder; sister Rosella Moore Graham; and brother-in-law Emmitt Moore.

The funeral service will be today, July 3, at 9 a.m. MDT, at the Weskan School Gym, with burial to follow in the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune. Friends may share their respects at 8 a.m. MDT today until the service, at the Weskan School Gym. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be designated to the Bethany Lutheran Church, and may be left at the service, or mailed to Koons Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Koons Funeral Home*
211 N. Main
Goodland, KS 67735-1555
785-890-3900
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 3, 2009

July 2, 2009

Ralph Hathaway 1914 — 2009

CHASE — Ralph Hathaway, 94, died June 30 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Aug. 30, 1914, in rural Chase, he was the son of Fred Henry and Bertha Lola Dexter Hathaway. A lifetime resident of rural Chase, on the 1878 Hathaway homestead, he was a retired farmer/stockman. He graduated from Chase High School in 1932 and from Kansas State University in 1938 with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He married Marjorie Folger on Dec. 9, 1945, in Cawker City. She died Feb. 9, 1956. He then married Beth Briggs on Oct. 6, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 8, 1994. Ralph was a local historian and proprietor of “Ralph Ruts,” among the best-preserved evidence of the Santa Fe Trail. He was featured in numerous publications for his preservation efforts, most notably in the March 1991 issue of National Geographic. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed writing, having published several booklets about local and personal history.

Mr. Hathaway was a United States Army Air Force veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Chase, the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Fort Larned Old Guard, the Kansas State Historical Society, the Kansas Corral of the Westerners, the Hathaway Family Association, a life member of the Rice County Historical Society and longtime board member, the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas and the 5th Air Force Memorial Foundation.

Survivors include a son, Martin Hathaway and wife Debbie of Bedford, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Kern and husband Ed of Chase and Marlene Carson of Parsons; 11 grandchildren, Kristi Simon and husband Eric, John Hathaway and wife Catherine, Josh Wright, Emily Hathaway, Marjorie Haeusler and husband Chris, Peter Kern and wife Haley, Joseph Kern and wife Mandy, Celeste Coleman and husband Travis, Terry Carson and wife Kelley, Erik Carson and wife Danna, and Chris Carson; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Icy Mary Hathaway; a son-in-law, Jerry Carson; and a great-grandson, Gavin Carson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Presbyterian Church in Chase with the Rev. Jesse Patrick, the Rev. Arlene Patrick and the Rev. John Schmitt officiating. Burial will be at the Springdale Cemetery in Chase with military honors by Fort Riley. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons with the family present. Memorials are suggested to Ralphs Ruts Retreat or the Lyons Good Samaritan Center, in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Homes*
214 W. Ave. South
P.O. Box 89
Lyons, KS 67554
620-257-2211
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 2, 2009

July 1, 2009

Andrew Ryan Jones 1977 - 2009

OVERLAND PARK — Andrew Ryan Jones, 32, passed away June 28 at his home in Overland Park. Andrew was born to Paul and Nancy Jones on June 22, 1977, in Great Bend. He graduated from La Crosse High School, Class of 1996, attended Kansas State University, and received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Kansas in 2003. Andrew graduated in May 2009 with an Executive MBA degree from the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Business. He was employed at Rx Solutions in Kansas City.

He is survived by his wife, Kiley, and their four children, Drew, Annabelle, Rafaela and Fiona, Overland Park; his parents, Paul and Nancy Jones, La Crosse; his grandfather, Clyde Bryant, La Crosse; three brothers and their wives, Paul and Elodie Jones, Hays, Matthew and Shelley Jones, Lincoln, Neb., and Jarrod and Stacey Jones, Hays, and six nieces.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

An educational trust fund has been established for his children. Please send memorials to the Janousek Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
719 Pine
P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
785-222-2517
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 1, 2009

Wilma M. “Jean” Swigart 1930 - 2009

Wilma M. “Jean” Swigart, 78, of Great Bend, died June 29 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. Born Sept. 22, 1930, in Carver County, Minn., she was the daughter of William and Emma Petrick Schroeder. She married Kenneth “Wayne” Edward Swigart on Sept. 21, 1957, at Great Bend. He survives. She was a homemaker and was also a housekeeper and health-care provider. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1956, moving from Minnesota.

Mrs. Swigart was a former member of the Eagles and of Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended First Southern Baptist Church, Great Bend.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne Ulrich and wife Mary of Russell, Randy Swigart and wife Kathy of Overland Park and Steven Swigart of Great Bend; three daughters, Cathy Reich and husband Mike of Buffalo, Minn., and Gail Alexander and husband Gary, and Susan Thornburg and husband Lance, all of Great Bend; one sister, Glenna Harris of Yakima, Wash.; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Martin, Ewalt, Elmer, Ervin, Wilbur, Clarence and Harold Schroeder, four sisters, Ella Loehrs, Adeline Piefer, Clarinda Templing and an infant sister, Gertrude.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dr. Doyle Smith officiant. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Donations to a memorial fund for Fresenius Medical Care of Great Bend may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 1, 2009

Richard B. Riedel 1936 - 2009

TONGANOXIE — Richard B. Riedel, 73, died June 29 at his home. He was born April 8, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of August and Lena Heinen Riedel. He was a 1954 graduate of Beloit High School and a sergeant in the Kansas National Guard. He worked as a truck driver and also for the Tonganoxie School District. He taught Hunter’s Education for 30 years.

Mr. Riedel was a member of the National Rifle Association, Civic Club and Ducks Unlimited.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lou Riedel, of the home; a son, Roger Riedel, Shawnee; three daughters, Denise Riedel, Lawrence, Margaret Weedin, Olathe, and Renee Riedel, Shawnee; a sister, Marianne Orr, Wichita; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian, in 1967.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, with visitation two hours before. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Claflin Cemetery, Claflin.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Quisenberry Funeral Home
P.O. Box 993
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
913-845-2740
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 1, 2009

Dale Tiday 1956 - 2009

SEDGWICK — Dale Tiday, 53, died June 26 at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital, Wichita. He was born on March 12, 1956, in Wichita, the son of Don and Betty Tiday. He grew up in Larned, graduated from Larned High School and enlisted in the Army. He lived in Olathe and worked as a diesel mechanic. He moved to Sedgwick upon his retirement.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Tiday of Sedgwick; two sons, Josh Tiday of Gardner and Aaron Tiday of Larned; two sisters, Dee Tiday of Overland Park and Carol Mattson of Sedgwick; a brother, Darrel of Larned; and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Mark Slattery presiding. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, followed by a lunch at the First Southern Baptist Church, Larned. Memorials may be sent to the American Legion in care of Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.
916 Main/P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 1, 2009

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