LARNED - Olive Marie Ruehlen, 81, died Sept. 20, 2015 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born on Nov. 10, 1933 on a farm next to a creek just north of Schaffer, She was the third daughter born to her parents, Ike & Lois (Russell) Scheideman.
Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl, 89, formerly of McPherson, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilatation. Born on Feb. 15, 1926, in Marquette, she was the daughter of Mildred Josephine (Vann) and Ray Thomas Boydston. She attended the McPherson schools and she graduated from McPherson High School 1944. On Sept. 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edwin Bridgeman "Sunny" Sundahl at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in McPherson. Sunny died on March 29, 2005. Ginny was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for USD 418 McPherson and McPherson College for a number ...
Arther Wayne Hunt, 83, died Sept. 17, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Silver City, Okla., he was the son of Elmer and Essie D. (Browning) Hunt. On Dec. 24, 1951, he married Shirley Rae Jones in Lyons. She died on March 31, 2013, after more than 61 years of marriage. He then married Faye (Gilmore) Fredelake on Dec. 28, 2014, in Hoisington. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was a driller for Pickrell Drilling.
Kenneth L. Tompkins, 88, of Great Bend, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born on Sept. 20, 1926, on the family farm northeast of Byers in rural Stafford County, the son of Lawrence W. and Gladys I. (Miles) Tompkins. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Fern A. Miller at Great Bend. He owned and operated Kenny's Farm Service at St. John. He was employed for 18 years by the Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission serving at Glen Elder Reservoir as Area Manager.
Mary Lynne Garnett, 54, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Wichita, the daughter of Lawrence "Gus" and Donna (Kellogg) Davis. She was an LPN at Larned State Hospital.
Cecilia M. Schremmer, 91, of Great Bend, died Sept. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Oct. 26, 1923 at Odin, the daughter of Frank Joseph and Frances T. (Kessler) Ille.
Luis G. Mata-Ortiz, 28, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 2, 1987, in Durango, Durango, Mexico, he was the son of Sergio and Susana (Ortiz) Mata. On March 26, 2010, he married Elizabeth Arias in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 2007, he was a welder for Doonan Specialized Trailers.
Sandra J. Boyce, 78, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Sept. 27, 1936, at Bar Harbor, Maine she was the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Reynolds) Dwelley. She graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine and later attended Nursing College in New Hampshire for two years. On Oct. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to James L. "Jim" Boyce at Swan Valley, Idaho. He died on Jan. 16, 2012. The couple lived in Whittier, Calif. and Idaho Falls, Idaho for many years prior to moving to Great Bend in 1998 ...