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Joseph F. Bunk 1947 - 2015

WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Victor L. Shumate 1951 - 2015

AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leona A. Reichuber 1922-2015

Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joseph F. Bunk 1947 - 2015

WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a master's degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michele Lynn Popp 1953 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Michele Lynn Popp, 61, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away March 11, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born Aug. 11, 1953, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Eugene A. and Bobett T. Lott Beran. On June 1, 1974, she was united in marriage to Larry D. Popp, in Odin. Her life centered around her family. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing.

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Norman John Klepper 1919 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Norman John Klepper, 95, died March 11, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born at his home in rural Ellinwood on June 23, 1919, to John and Mae (Arnsdorf) Klepper. Norman was a lifetime resident of Ellinwood, also living in Garfield for eight years. He attended Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School and was an Ellinwood High School graduate. He married Anna Musenberg on Nov. 6, 1946, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. She died on July 4, 1972. He later married June Hammer on Nov. 27, 1981, at St. Joseph's Church. She died May 6, 2011. Norman was ...

March 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Don Lee Caffee 1934 2015

EDMOND, Okla. - Don Lee Caffee, born in Elk City, Okla. on September 9, 1934, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2015 at The Inn at Bradford Village in Edmond, Okla.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Munsch 1956 - 2015

Michael Anthony Munsch, 58, died March 9, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. Born May 17, 1956, in Russell, he was the son of Ben and Bernice (Schiable) Munsch. On Nov. 6, 1982, he married Jennifer Arnall in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend, he was a tong operator for Tom Brown Casing Crew and a cementer for Allied Cementing. He enjoyed four-wheeling, watching WWE, and attending his sons' sporting events.

March 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Norma Jean Stangle 1927-2015

LAWRENCE- Norma Jean (Wagner) Stangle, 87, of Lawrence and formerly of Russell, Gorham and Ellsworth, passed away Sunday, March 1, at the Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Aug. 14, 1927, she was the daughter of E.M. "Bake" and Hulda (Dauber) Wagner.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Joyce Abel 1925-2015

HUTCHINSON - Betty Joyce (Kerbs) Abel, 89, died March 5, at Good Samaritan Center, Hutchinson. Born Nov. 12, 1925, at Oits, she was the daughter of Leonard E. and Hannah (Brack) Kerbs. She was a member of Otis United Methodist Church and Eastern Star #104 receiving her Gold Certificate representing 50 years, and Liberal Lyons Club. Betty and Walt were owners and operators of Abel Dirt Construction Company in Liberal for over 20 years.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gary Linn Mundhenke 1941 - 2015

HUTCHINSON - Gary Linn Mundhenke, 73, died March 4, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1941, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elbert and Kathleen (Porter) Mundhenke. He was a 1959 graduate of Ainsworth, NE High School and graduated from Kansas State University, with a degree in Nuclear Engineering, in 1964. While at KSU, Gary was the Student Body President 1963-64, Chancellor of the Student Tribunal, member of the Blue Key Honor Society and Farmhouse Fraternity. Following graduation from KSU, he worked for IBM where he was twice named to the "Golden Circle" for being in the ...

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Lorin “Bill” Janssen 1949 - 2015

William Lorin "Bill" Janssen, 65, died March 7, at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 28, 1949, in Beloit, he was the son of William Franklin and Treva (Peters) Janssen. On Nov. 1, 1986, he married Shirley Smither Larson in Great Bend. The long time resident of Great Bend had been a private contractor for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed bowling, golf, softball, sporting events, and above all, he treasured his time with his grandchildren.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Martha Moore “Marty” Dickinson 1961 - 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Martha Moore "Marty" Dickinson, 53, died March 7, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 12, 1961, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Robert, M.D. and Bernice (Mitchell) Moore. On Sept. 12, 1981, she married Michael Kent Dickinson in Hoisington. A resident of Oklahoma City, Okla. since 1990, coming from Augusta, she was a homemaker and an x-ray technologist.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sherry A. Karpe 1943 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sherry A. Karpe, 71, formerly of Liberal, passed away on March 5, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Oct. 8, 1943, in Tulare, Calif. she was the daughter of Marvin and Elizabeth (Brownfield) Bell. On Feb. 2, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lawrence H. Karpe in Perryton, Texas. He died on Feb. 2, 2001. The couple lived in Liberal, where Sherry worked as a cook for the Golden Derrick restaurant in Liberal for many years. She enjoyed fishing and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shawn Adams 1967 - 2015

Shawn L. Adams, 47, passed away on March 6, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1967, in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of Richard Olsen and Carol Street-Propst. She was employed at Rosewood Services as a horticulturist. As an avid gardener, she enjoyed working in the greenhouse and volunteering her time at the local Farmers Market.

March 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Joyce M. Bray 1946- 2015

Joyce M. Bray, 68, died March 28 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Nov. 13, 1946 at Garden City, she was the daughter of William James and Ruth (Schulz) Bray

March 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Reverend Willie A. “Bill” Gray 1935 - 2015

Reverend Willie A. "Bill" Gray, 79, went home to sit on the right-hand side of the Lord on March 29, at his home in Great Bend. Born April 20, 1935, in Pawnee, Okla. he was the son of Lee Andy and Mary Etta (Cargill) Gray. He attended school in Hutchinson. He worked as a contractor for the City Highway Department in Hutchinson and then lived in Denver, Colo. for many years as an auto detailer and truck driver. On Sept. 10, 1987, he was united in marriage to Carolyn K. Jordan in Denver, Colo. The couple moved to Great Bend ...

March 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Stone 1951 - 2015

LYONS - Mary Stone, 63, died March 28, at her home in Lyons. Born Nov. 8, 1951, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Albert and Freda Wooton Roof. She graduated from Great Bend High School and Barton Community College with an associates degree. On April 6, 1979, she married Jay B. Stone. A resident of Lyons since 1973, formerly of Great Bend, she was a Correctional Investigator at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Dispatcher for the Rice County Council of Aging and Quivira Transit.

March 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carey A. Schulte 1958 - 2015

HAYS - Carey A. Schulte, 56, former Hays and Russell resident, died March 27, at Via Christi Hospital/St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Born July 8, 1958, in Hays she was the daughter of John E. and Amelia (Dinkel) Schulte. She grew up in Victoria and attended the Anderson School of Hope at Victoria until it closed in the 1970's. She was a client with Development Services of Northwest Kansas for over 25 years and lived in Norton, Hill City, Ellis and Hays.

March 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Dorothy Mae Dawson 1926 - 2015

Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.

March 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Louise Bird 1920-2015

LENOIR, N.C. - Louise Ilee Cummings Bird lived a full and varied life of almost 95 years.

March 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anita Jane Jackson 1967-2015

Anita Jane Jackson, 47, of Conroe, Texas went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 19.

March 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anthony C. ‘Tony’ Huslig

GREAT BEND - A memorial service for Anthony C. "Tony" Huslig, who died Dec. 31, 2014, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roseanne Baldwin 1935-2015

HUTCHINSON - Roseanne Baldwin, 79, died March 24, 2015, at Via Christi-St Francis Hospital, Wichita.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Velma Mae Sievers 1921 - 2015

ABILENE - Velma Mae Sievers went home to Jesus at the age of 93 on March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt. Because her Dad rented from a family named Chicken, she always chuckled and said "I was born in the Chicken House."

March 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dwight C. Martin 1941-2015

HOISINGTON - Dwight C. Martin, 73, died March 21, at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug/ 12, 1941, in Ransom, he was the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhardt) Martin. Dwight graduated from Utica High School,Utica. He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a train dispatcher, after working there for more than 40 years. Dwight was a member of the Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331, ISIS Shrine in Salina, Russell Shrine Club, Sunflower Shrine Club in Great Bend, and was a former president of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce. On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Carolyn Kuder in Tribune. They ...

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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