ELLINWOOD - Jim Riemann, 80, passed away June 5, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 30, 1935, in Claflin, he was the son of Neal A. Riemann and Lavelle (Mullenix) Riemann. In 1968, he married Rachel Elvera Serbin.
LA MONTE, Mo. - Debra Sue Woods, age 58, of La Monte, Missouri, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born on Nov. 2, 1957, in Great Bend, the daughter of Harold and Eva Delores Blehm Schneidewind. On March 3, 1987 in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Gregory D. Woods and he survives, of the home.
Patricia "Pat" Brabander, 64, died June 23, 2016 at Great Bend regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1951 at Newton, the daughter of Raymond and Darlene (Proffitt) Striat. She married David W. Brabander April 1, 1991 at Great Bend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Judy Cook-Bowsky joined her parents Russell and Beulah Bowsky and her brother Jim Bowsky in eternal life at the age of 64. She leaves behind her children Angela and Aaron Cook, her granddaughter Molly Cook, and her three brothers Bill, Roger, and Jack Bowsky. She also leaves behind many close friends and family.
BISON - Kenneth E. Hanhardt, 90, died June 20, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse. Born July 15, 1925, in rural Bison, he was the son of Clarence C. and Ella E. (Gillig) Hanhardt. In 1943 he graduated from Bison High School. On July 30, 1949, he married Delores J. Michaelis at the Baptist Church in Bison. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a farmer.
BISON - Drusilla F. Fox, 97, died June 20, 2016, at her home. Born Feb. 5, 1919, in Clinton, Mo., she was the daughter of Herman and Emma (Betz) Schmidt. On Feb. 7, 1943, she married Lynn W. Fox at Bison. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1984. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County, living briefly in Arizona and Kentucky. A 1937 graduate of Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, she was a Registered Nurse before her retirement.
Sister Cornelia Bock, 96, died June 20, 2016, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. Born March 25, 1920, in Anaheim, Calif., as Barbara Belle Bock, Sister Cornelia was the daughter of Paul and Barbara (Diefenback) Bock. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Aug. 30, 1935, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 17, 1938. She celebrated 75 years of religious profession in 2013.