Mary Gunn, 97, died Aug. 29, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 24, 1918, she was the daughter of Adrian and Elyse (Bendel) Goodman. She was a graduate of the University of Southern California. On Oct. 23, 1939, she married Richard J. Gunn in Los Angeles, Calif. He died on Sept. 29, 1999. She was the co-owner of Gunn Clothing and Bridal. She was an avid bridge player.
NESS CITY - Delma Grace Bondurant Stenzel, 94, passed away Aug. 30, 2015, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. A life-long Ness County resident, she was born on April 10, 1921, in Highpoint Township in rural Ness County, where she lived with her parents Vernon Frances Bondurant and Vellah Irene Morphew Bondurant, until graduating from Bazine High School in 1938. Delma married her high school sweetheart, Vernon Lawrence Stenzel, on Aug. 7, 1941, in her family home. Her uncle, the Reverend Henry Bondurant officiated, with Ralph Stenzel as best man, and sister Vella Bondurant Hunt as matron of ...
STOCKTON - Alvy Prentice Bobbitt Sr. passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Hays Medical Center at the age of 87. He was born on July 31, 1928, in Port Neches, Texas to the late Alfonzo Iza "Fonzie" and Mary Esper (Robbins) Bobbitt, and grew up in San Augustine County, Texas.
OTIS - Arlene Booth Thompson, 81, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Oran and Flora Booth in Cambridge. Her early life was spent in and around the Cambridge area. She graduated from Cambridge High School and Arkansas City Junior College. On Oct. 10, 1954, she married Wayne Thompson. After raising her family, she returned to school and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in elementary education. She worked in the library and taught for many years in the Otis-Bison School District. After retirement, Wayne and ...
ELLINWOOD - Joseph "Joe" Herman Wirtz, 91, died Aug. 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born March 24, 1924, at the family farm east of Ellinwood, he was the son of Frank and Anna Schaplowsky Wirtz. He was a graduate of Ellinwood High School. On Nov. 7, 1945, he married Joyce E. Mefford in Ellinwood. She died on Sept. 16, 2000. A lifetime resident of the Ellinwood area, he was a farmer. He served on the board of Farmers Mutual Insurance of Ellinwood for 47 years
LAWRENCE - Robert Rockey Evans (Bob), 94, was born on June 15, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home in Lawrence. He leaves his wife of 71 years, Lydia Spencer Evans; his daughter Patricia Ann Bird; his sons, Robert Rockey Evans Jr., James Warren Evans II, David Spencer Evans, and David Lee Barclay; their spouses and 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many close friends.
Donald Maynard Beers Jr., 52, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 10, 1963, he was the son of Donald and Mary (Brown) Beers Sr. A lifetime Barton County resident he was a machinist for Aaron's Repair. He was a hot rod, motorcycle, and drag racing enthusiast, also enjoying tools, guns, rock and roll, and electronics.