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James Preston (Jim) Davis 1949-2017

James Preston (Jim) Davis, 67, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Great Bend, the son of Robert and Winona (Young) Davis. James earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He went to work for his father at Davis Mud and Chemical of Great Bend and eventually became president of the company. James was also an engineer and conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mickey Goodwin 1918-2017

MOORE, Okla. - Mickey Goodwin, 98, born Bula Lucile Chrislip, of Moore, Okla. left this earthly domain and joined God's Kingdom on March 9, 2017.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Krug Erb 1948 - 2017

BAZINE - A celebration of the life of Beverly Krug Erb will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with a remembrance service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Golden Years Center in Bazine.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler 1924 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 12, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Karen L. Brown 1954 - 2017

Karen L. Brown, 62, passed away on March 5, 2017, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 5, 1954, she was the daughter of Darold and Betty (Grimes) Mckinnis. On Oct. 20, 1972, she married David Brown at Lyons. This union was blessed with three sons. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Earl B. “Bill” Cooper 1929 - 2017

MINNEAPOLIS - Earl B. "Bill" Cooper, 87, formerly of Chase, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Minneapolis, Kansas. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Shawnee, Okla., he was the son of Arthur B. and Ina May (Phillips) Cooper. He was a graduate of Chase High School. On June 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Norma J. Miller in Chase. He worked in the oil fields for many years and he retired from Thunderbird Drilling in 1994.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler

Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 11, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


JoAnn Macurdy

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Franklin F. Ricker, 1926-2017

CHASE - Franklin F. Ricker, 90, passed away at Sterling Presbyterian Manor March 6, 2017.

March 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Ronald Lee Zahnter 1955 - 2017

Ronald Lee Zahnter, 61, passed away on March 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 8, 1955, at Syracuse, he was the son of James Alvin and Irene Margaret (Hanson) Zahnter. He grew up around Syracuse and was formerly employed as an auto and diesel mechanic at Oren Florence's Conoco Station in Syracuse, by Hurly Chevrolet in Goodland, and the John Deere Implement Dealer in Kiowa. He was united in marriage to Leann Railsback in 1973 and the couple later divorced in 1996. He had been a resident of Great Bend for the past two years. Ron ...

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmer F. Huslig 1935 - 2017

WICHITA - Elmer F. Huslig, 81, passed away March 5, 2017, in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1935, at Fowler, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Boor) Huslig. Elmer lived in Great Bend until he moved to Wichita in 2002. He worked for Great Bend Candy and Tobacco as well as Great Bend Music as a sales associate. His passion for music was exhibited as a drummer, playing in several bands.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Keith D. Foskett 1962 - 2017

LORRAINE - Keith D. Foskett, 54, passed away at his home on March 5, 2017. Born March 6, 1962, in Great Bend, he was the son of Harlan E. and Goldie (Foiles) Foskett. In 1992, he married Rhonda Sue Barnhill. She survives him. He worked as an auto mechanic, well pumper, and roustabout handyman.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ellinwood. Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home (parsonsfh.com) is handling arrangements.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frances “Wilma” French 1918 - 2017

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Frances "Wilma" French, 98, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, in Lewisville, Texas. Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Hamilton, she was the eldest daughter of Thomas C. and Edith M. (Churchman) Adsmond. She was a long-time resident of Great Bend and an elementary educator of more than 50 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher 1928 - 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Former Great Bend resident C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher, 88, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville, Ark. after a short illness. Cliff was born on June 21, 1928, in Lyons. He served on various community boards, the Great Bend City Council and retired as president of Colonial Savings and Loan. He and his wife Patsy (Burt) Schumacher moved to Bella Vista, Ark. where they enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending winters at their desert home in Borrego Springs, CA.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Katherine M. Demel 1925 - 2017

ODIN - Katherine M. "Kate" Demel, 91, died April 20, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, on the family farm ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gabriel Amaru Sebastian Usoro 2016 - 2017

RUSSELL - Gabriel Amaru Sebastian Usoro, 14 months, died April 19, 2017, at Wesley Children's Hospital, Wichita. He was born Feb. 17, 2016, at Salina ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Annetta Jo Schaub 1978 - 2017

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April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ron Stout 1944 - 2017

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Ron Stout, 72, died March 3, 2017 in Queen Creek, Ariz. He was born July 3, 1944.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kristin Jean Weis 1947 - 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas - Kristin Jean Weis, 70, passed away April 14, 2017. Born Jan. 24, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa she was the daughter of Don ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925-2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek 1931-2017

LA CROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek, 85, died April 18, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Timken, he ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Katherine Jean Bean Thacker 1972 - 2017

RUSSELL - Katherine Jean Bean Thacker, 44, passed away April 17, 2017 at her residence in Russell, after a year long battle with cancer. Born May ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean “Porky” Holopir

LACROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek passed away April 18, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie 1941 - 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie died peacefully in Pensacola, Fla., on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of her three daughters ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Laura ‘Lou’ Sparkman 1924 - 2017

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Laura "Lou" Sparkman, 92, beloved wife, mom, and teacher, died April 14, 2017, of natural causes at the Mennonite Friendship Community in South ...

April 18, 2017 | Shonita Swank | Obituaries


Juanita A. Schaffer 1932 - 2017

LACROSSE - Juanita A. Schaffer, 85, died April 14, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George W. Bolz 1921 - 2017

BUSHTON - George W. Bolz, 95, passed away April 14, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born May 16, 1921, in Centerville, N.M., he was the son of ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou (Detter-Fink) Corcoran 1925 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Betty Lou (Detter- Fink) Corcoran, 92, died April 15, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in El Dorado, she ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925 - 2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017 , at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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