Harold D. Schneidewind, 78, died May 27, 2016, Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born March 18, 1938, at Bazine, the son of Henry and Leah (Wittig) Schneidewind. He married Eva "Delores" Blehm April 21, 1957, at Bazine. He worked for the Great Bend Fire Department for 17 years and for Brentwood Ltd. for 11 years.
GODDARD - Lynn A. Wilson, 72, passed away May 23, 2016, in Kingman. Born March 7, 1944, in Great Bend, he was the son of Willard and Ruby (Blau) Wilson. On Jan. 21, 1967, he married Sharon Tuzicka in Otis.
ELLINWOOD - Barbara J. Worman, 84, died May 26, 2016 at Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born June 10, 1931 at Grenola, the daughter of Glen and Hazel Eaglin Neubecker. She married Benny E. Worman June 9, 1950 in Ellinwwod.
LECOMPTON - Marvin Amerine, 78, passed away on May 24, 2016, at Midland Hospice in Topeka following a short bout with cancer. Born March 7, 1938, in Great Bend he was the son of William LaVern and Velma (Boyd) Amerine. He graduated from Great Bend High School. On July 9, 1956, he married Marilyn Cousins in LaCrosse. She preceded in him in death on Dec. 13, 2012. Formerly of the Great Bend/Ellinwood area, he worked for Marlette Mobile Homes, S&H Feeders and most recently for Schlesinger Farms, until he retired and moved to Lecompton.
RUSH CENTER - M. Lee Ochs, 81, died May 19, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born May 13, 1935, in LaCrosse, he was the son of Manuel and Marie (Koch) Ochs. In 1954 he graduated from LaCrosse Rural High School. On Dec. 19, 1954, he married Marjorie Cunningham at Otis. A long time resident of Rush County, he was employed in many fields that ranged from insurance salesman to Friendship Meals, but his primary occupation was power plant operator for Midwest Energy, and detailing cars.
WILSON - William M. "Abe" Siefers, 80, died May 21, 2016 in Ellsworth. Born April 11, 1936, in Wilson, he was the son of John Seifers and Sarah Peirano. On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Barbara (Martin) Seifers in Dubuque.
HUDSON - James Houston Brittain, 70, passed away May 22, 2016, in Hudson. Born on March 3, 1946, in Enid, Okla. he was the son of Claude Myers and Jesse Caroline (King) Brittain. He was a supervisor for Koch Industries in Wichita.
Memorial services for Genevieve Smith Lorenzen who died on March 25, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28, at the Chapel at Hillside Cemetery in Kinsley. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the United Christian Church of Oakley, P.O. Box 186, Oakley, KS 67748.
Matthew Dale Mortimer, 59, died May 19, 2016 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. He was born Sept. 25, 1956 at Orange County, Calif, the son of Bill and Theresa (Stoecklein) Mortimer. He married Kathy Lane May 4, 1983 at Great Bend. He was a self-employed musician and truck driver.