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John Freeman Alden, 68, passed away September 7, 2018 in Chicago. He was born May 2, 1950. Obituary did not list cause. John's family moved to Northrock, Illinois in 1968 and he resided in Illinois since then. Beloved husband of Vivian Caliendo Alden; dear step-father of Joseph Caliendo Sheahen; dear father of Olivia Caliendo Alden; devoted son of the late John R. Alden and the late Cornyn Davis Alden; fond brother of Kay Alden Nelson and Lucy Alden De Lap. Service Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Pompei Restaurant, 1531 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Donations can be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, www.chicagosfoodbank.org, and Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute, www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/brain-tumor.
James Scott Apps, 49, died Sept. 9, 2000, at a Topeka Hospital from a heart attack. He was born Oct. 15, 1950, at Fort Scott, KS, the son of Edwin Ray (died August 6, 1969) and Roma Lorraine Glenn Apps (died June 3, 1991). He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and attended one year of law school at Washburn University, Hutchinson. He owned ABR Armored Car Service and was a former sales rep at Builders Square, Topeka. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam 69-1970. On Sept. 5, 1970, he married Cheryl Denise Becker at Hutchinson. She survives and remarried to Robert Treinen 2001, Auburn, KS and he died June 2, 2012; brother Rodney Apps, Burrton. Funeral held at Mount Hope Chapel, Topeka. Burial in Buhler, KS, East Cemetery,
Stephen Lee ‘Steve’ Baar, DVM, 66, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at his home from pancreatic cancer. He was born November 1, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Edward and Elinor (Bargdill) Baar. Steve graduated in 1968 from Hutchinson High School, 1975 from Fort Hays State University, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 from Kansas State University. On February 14, 2003, he married Cherie Ginest in Canyon, Texas. Steve is survived by: his bride, Cherie of Turon; stepdaughter, Chelsie Fowler (Gabe) of Andover; stepson, Troy Elbert (Chrissy) of St. Joseph, Missouri; nine grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Doug Baar; stepson, Dustin Elbert; and a grandson. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service September 18, 2017, at Turon Community Church. Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Billy Ray Barnes Silverman, 58, died February 10, 2008 in Dallas, Tx. He was a roofer. He was born July 10, 1949 to George W Barnes (died 2014) and Mary Lou Branson Mueller (died 2012) both in Hutchinson, KS. Survivors include: two sons, Michael Shawn Johnson, Baylis, Ill., and Jeremiah J. Silverman , Dallas; two daughters, Andrea Louise Silverman , Concord, N.C., and Annette Louise Silverman , Dallas; a brother, George D Barnes, Hutchinson; two sisters, Connie S. Barnes, Hutchinson, and Jodie L. Rose, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Billy was laid to rest at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Robert E "Bob" Benbow, 56, died April 15, 2006 at Hutchinson Hospital from Septicemia. He was born on February 24, 1950 in Garden City, KS to Edwin ( died June 17 1994) and Ruth Holmes Benbow (died June 27, 1999). Moved to Hutchinson in 1955. After high school attended Hutchinson Community College. He was a state and federal certified welder at Grainspouting and Elevators, Fabricators Inc., Lackey Construction and Superior Boilers, then opened Classic Cleaning, Hutchinson. He was a former member of the Hutchinson Treasure Hunters, member of the American Society of Marble Collectors, and he and his daughter, Carrie, were active in bottle shows all around the State of Kansas.He was the manager of the band Tumbleweed, he ran light and sound, and sang with the group from 1975 to 1980. He was an avid antique collector, artist, singer, songwriter, musician and poet. On June 13, 1970 he married Carolyn McElravy in Hutchinson. They had two daughters, Carrie, married to Greg Wellborn, Wichita, KS and Sarah, married to Nelson Butt, Phoenix, AZ. He married Susan Rottering Dunn on November 3, 1988 in Hutchinson. With this marriage Bob added two sons to his life, Ken Dunn who is married to Gwen, Acworth, GA and Jason Dunn who is married to Melissa, Chandler, AZ. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Caty, Curt, Renee and Matthew and three sisters, Nancy Caldwell and her husband Jim, Winston, MO, Judy Spence and Patty Hawkinson and her husband Leonard "Hawk", both in Hutchinson. Burial in Fairlawn Burial Park.
Ellis Billingslea, 66, passed away Sept. 22, 2016 at his home in Wylie, Tx suffering a heart attack. Ellis was born Sept 18, 1950. Ellis served in the Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Goldie; son and wife, Matthew and Kendra Billingslea, three grandchildren, of Mulvane ; daughter, Jennifer Billingslea of Richardson, Texas; sister, Gwen DuVal of Garland, Texas; stepmother, Margaret Billingslea of Winfield (died July 28, 2018); step-sister, Carole Day (Kenny) and family of Winfield; stepsister, Donna Blatchford (Jack) and family of Arkansas City, Kan.; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Nixon Billingslea (died Feb. 25, 2003) and father Ellis D. Billingslea (died Apr. 5, 2007). Funeral Sept. 28, 2016, at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby. Graveside Service at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Winfield.
Brooks, Ronald G., 56, Metal Pro Welder, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Via Christ-St. Joseph, Wichita, Kan. He is survived by his son Jeremiah Brooks of Katy, Texas. No service is planned. Online Condolences: www.cornerstonecremation society.com. Arrangments by Cornerstone Cremation Society, Wichita, Kan.
Ernest "Ernie" W. Buckaloo, 52, died Nov. 22, 2000, due to a heart attack in Joplin, Mo. He was born March 19, 1949, at Elkhart, Ks, the son of Pete (died Sept. 12, 1970) and Viola Sharp Buckaloo (died Apr. 15, 2005.) He was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School and had attended Wichita State University. He drove a truck for Dillons for 25 years and most recently for WalMart. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea and Vietnam. On Dec.1, 1989, he married Rita Garrett at Hutchinson, she survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Matt and Nick, both of Hutchinson. Two sisters: Christine Engle, Buhler, and Frances McKelvy, Hutchinson; and a graddaughter. Two brothers, Charles (died Nov. 3, 2018) and Michael (died July 30, 2000). Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Plot Prayer 203 6-A.
Sandy Lynn (Burgin) Munn, 56, died September 28, 2006 from liver cancer at Martinez, CA. She was born September 9, 1950 to Orville and Ruth Burgin and they both have passed. She previously had married classmate David Dole. Sandy's brother Steven W. Burgin, 57, died, April 30, 2005, a year earlier at Modesto, CA from a stroke. Then her mother Ruth F Burgin died April 20, 2012 in Martinez, CA.
Ronald E. 'Ron' Calentine, age 70, Diamond, MO, passed away August 2, 2019 at his home after a sudden illness. Ron was born May 12, 1949 in Hutchinson, Kansas to the late Gene Calentine and Betty King Calentine and had lived in the Joplin, MO., area most of his life. Ron worked as an over-the-road truck driver for most of his adult working life. He was a forty-year member of the Black Powder Rendezvous Club and always enjoyed their weekend getaways. Ron was a faithful member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Sarcoxie, MO, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. Ron married Marge Interman on December 11, 1970 in Dodge City, Kansas. She survives at the home. Additional survivors include his children, Melissa, Dennis, Ted, John; siblings, Jerry, Judy, Becky, Shari; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannine.
Steven L. Canon, 45, died Feb. 23, 1996, at KU Medical due to a heart attack. He was born Nov. 14, 1950, the son of Carl and Thursa Fox Cannon. An Oak Grove, Mo., resident, he was employed as a machinist at the Grain Valley Tool and Manufacturing. He attended the Oak Grove Christian Church. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran. In November 1969, he married Sharon K Chastaln in Hutchinson, KS. Burial in Oak Grove. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Diana Lynn (Card) Correll, 37, died Sept. 29, 1988, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal. Born Diana Lynn Card Nov. 12, 1950, at Oceansidc, Calif., she married James H. Correll Sept. 28, 1972, at Salina. A former employee of Kline Insurance Agency, Hutchinson, and the Salina Journal, she was a resident of Plains since 1972. Burial will be in the Plains Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial
Bruce M Cavanaugh, 47, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, formerly of Hutchinson, construction worker, died May 3, 1998. He was born Nov 16, 1950. Bruce was a Hutchinson resident until moving to South Carolina, and later to the Virgin Islands. He was a former member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, KS. Survivors: mother, Amelia of Hutchinson (died 2000); brother, Craig of Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Debra Taege of Ralston, Neb., Lucinda Ward, Colleen Belote, both of Hutchinson, Rebecca Logan of Brush, Colo., Regina Cavanaugh of Wichita, Kathy DeLaRosa of Ardmore, Okla. Memorial has been established with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hutchinson. Elliott Mortuary. No services.
Martha A (Chambers) Davis, 51, died June 9, 2008 in Hutchinson from Leukemia. She was born Aug 28, 1950. She graduated in 1968 from Hutchinson High School and on May 14, 1999, she graduated from Hutchinson Community College. A resident of Hutchinson since 1960, she was a Health Information Technician for the Hutchinson Ambulatory Surgery Center. On Nov. 27, 1971, she married Gary A. Davis in South Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Brian and wife Angie, Hutchinson; daughter, Kellie Chastain and husband D. J., Hutchinson; brother, Cecil Chambers and Bonnie, Hutchinson; sister, Kathy Wilson and husband Steve, Hutchinson; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and Marion and Igene Benton, the uncle and aunt who raised her after the death of her parents. Burial in Fairlawn Burial Park.
Andy Chandler ,64, of Siloam Springs, AR died May 30, 2013 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and cause unknown. He was born March 9, 1949 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He married Deborah Cerveny on October 4, 1986 in Chicago, Ill. Andrew was an independent truck driver for many years, and enjoyed riding motorcycles and working with wood. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Chandler of the home; one daughter, Amanda Chandler of Kansas City, MO; one son, Jason Chandler of Colcord, OK. His parents, and his sister Audrey Chandler preceded him in death.
Diana Lynn (Cole) Copper, 58, died June 5, 2008, at her home in Hayden Lake, ID., after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 1, 1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas; the oldest daughter of Lynn and LaVern Cole. She was preceded in death by her two parents; two sisters Karen Cole and Robyn Kahr and her second husband Ray Copper. She is survived by four brothers: Robert (Ocala, FL), Richard (Lawrence, KS), Randy (Hutchinson, KS) and Neal (Champaign, IL); two sisters Janice Zahn and Renee Cole (both of Hutchinson). Diana had three daughters: Daphne (Hayden Lake, ID), Carren (Mountain Home, ID), Corrienne (Macon, GA) and has eleven Grandchildren. She was a graduate of Hutchinson Kansas High School, class of '68, Hutchinson Community College and University of Idaho – Pocatello with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy. After graduation from the University of Idaho, she moved to Grangeville, Idaho where she met and married her second husband Ray Copper. She was a Pharmacist in the local area, working last at Medicine Man Pharmacy. Diana was part of a dance ministry group, enjoyed the great outdoors, gardening, flowers and wildlife. She was an avid animal lover, especially cats of all kinds. She was a quite religious person, who touched us with her kindness and warmth toward others. She will be missed by all who knew her. Burial in Prairie View Cemetery, Grangeville, ID.
Judy A Collins King - 65, died June 24, 2014 from smoke inhalation house fire. She was born on April 27, 1949, the daughter of Raymond Dale and Viola Elizabeth Brandt Collins. She was a machinist at Cessna-Eaton. She was involved in the Moose, V. F. W., machinist Union, women’s bowling association, the Salt City Cruiser Car club, and the APA Pool league. Survivors include: her husband, Dale E. King; two daughters, Connie Sowers and husband Kevin, Paula Sanders and husband Jessie; son, Robert King; a sister, Sharon Jarrett; a brother, Larry Collins.. Graveside service held July 7, 2014, at Rayl’s Hill, Penwell- Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum.
John Jay Cornelsen,16, passed away Aug. 30, 1966, from a train/pedestrian accident in northeast Hutchinson, KS. He was born in Hillsboro, KS May 2, 1950 to Edmer Gilbert Cornelsen and Lucille Voth Cornelsen. John was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, KS.
Donna Louise (Cotter) Strong, 73, passed away March 6, 2021 at Hutchinson, KS. Donna was born March 5, 1948 to Virgil and Rosa Cotter in Mulberry, KS. On December 20, 1994, Donna married the love of her life, Howard Strong. She loved to croquet, put together puzzles, figure out word searches, fishing, and was very loved. There was never a stranger to Donna, only new potential friends. For 30 years, she worked as a waitress and loved every table she helped. Her family was her love, she enjoyed life, and will be very missed. Survivors include her husband, Howard Strong of Hutchinson, KS; her children, Tina C. Lynn-Sink of Denver, CO, Diane Kropp of Liberty, MO, Joy Hurley of Indianapolis, ID, Erikson Alridge of Roscommon, MI, and Michael Morelez of Wichita, KS; her sisters, Dorothy Elliott of Hutchinson, KS and Marcia Cotter of Arlington, KS; her brother, Gerald Cotter of Monument, CO; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Donna is preceded by her parents and her son, James W. Saylor. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 1-5pm at Old Mission Heritage Funeral Home, 528 N. Main St Hutchinson, KS. A graveside will be held Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11am at Fairlawn Burial Park, 2401 Carey Blvd Hutchinson, KS.
Phillip Clayton Crawford - 57, died June 21, 2008, in Hutchinson, KS. He was born Aug. 31, 1950, in Muskogee, Okla., the son of Luther Allen and Oetta Nelson Crawford. He was a janitor and worked at Winchesters Food Service and the Salvation Army, both at Hutchinson. He enjoyed working with Antiques and Greyhound dogs. He is survived by two brothers, Luther Jr. and Keith Crawford, both of Hutchinson; five sisters, Alberta Holder, Hampton, Va., Ann Robinson, Great Bend, Iola Wright, Mildred Harness and Annette Crawford, all of Hutchinson; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents; and three brothers, Marion Crawford Sr., Clifford Howard Crawford Sr., Carl Eugene Crawford; and a sister, Gwen P. Benbrook, preceded him in death. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service at Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hutchinson.
Larry Cross, 48, died Feb. 23, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. He was born May 5, 1949, at West Point, N.Y., the son of Howard and Melva J. Ritter Cross. He was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School. A Stanford resident, he was a past owner of Cross-Roads Ceramics, Seaside, Calf., worked at Leisure Homestead, Stafford, and 1988 he retired as master sergeant with the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. On June 28, 1968, he married Verlinda Wingert. Then, on Feb. 20, 1993 he married Verna Taylor at Stamford. She survives; other survivors three daughters, Andrea, Christina and Jessica. Graveside service in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Jack Lee Daines, 62, died July 5, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1950, to Leon and Kathleen (Reed) Daines. Jack was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include: his wife, Sue Daines; mother; daughters, LaDeana DeChane, Kim Brown, Jeanette Daines, Christy Herd and Jackie Anschutz; brothers, Tom and Bob Daines; sisters, Patty Bruce and Linda Ramsey; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Jeanette Sue. Graveside service July 10, 2012, in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Roger Allen Daines, 68, was born on November 24, 1949 and passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Roger was a resident of Hutchinson, Kansas at the time of passing. Roger graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968, and then joined the United States Navy, serving for four years. He worked for various companies, retiring as a truck driver. A lifetime resident of Hutchinson, Roger never knew a stranger. He enjoyed the outdoors: hunting, fishing, yard work (especially flowers, and woodworking. On December 7, 2000, he married Teresa (Turner) Walters. They enjoyed almost 18 years of marriage. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service May 30, 2918, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, KS. The United States Navy Honor Guard will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Council of Reno County.
David Frank Danks, 65, of Bentonville, Ark, left this life for a much better one at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville, Ark. on Sunday, April 17, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was born on June 16, 1950, in Greenville, Kentucky, to the late Betty Jean and David Danks. Dave grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy, Dave returned to Hutchinson where he worked at Jackson's Ice Cream until he retired in 1998. He married Becky Haisty Paneitz in 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and they started their life together in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he embarked upon his new career in golf course maintenance. In August 2003, Dave and Becky moved to northwest Arkansas where he lived until his death. His parents and his grandparents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Becky Paneitz-Danks; two sons, Dustin, of Hutchinson and Dannon, of McPherson, Kan.; three sisters; Pat Buxton (Gene) and Dee Drozkowski (Frank) of Hutchinson, Kan. and Collette Miller (Butch) of Wichita, Kan.; and one brother, Rick Danks, of Muleto, Wash. Memorial services, April 20, 2016 in the chapel in the Bild Training Center at Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Arkansas.
Jim “J.R.” Davis, 67, died June 16, 2018, in Wichita, KS. He was born in Fowler, KS. October 21, 1950. Jim was a 1968 graduate of HHS, served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was a retired pipeline welder. He is survived by: daughters, Deanna Davis of Hutchinson, Kimberly Manuel, Kelli George and her husband Ben, all of Wichita; brother, Ralph of Evans, WA; sisters, Rosetta Walz of McKinney, TX, Ellen Beachy of Hutchinson, Donatti Meyer of Haven and Rebecca Lynch of Apopka, FL; Memorial service June 25, 2018. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Kansas Honor Flight, in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, KS.
Mary Ellen (Day) Sloan, 32, died September 21, 1983 from Leukemia at M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas, after a long illness. Mary was born Oct. 8, 1950, in Salina. She married Jim Sloan June 1, 1968, in Hutchinson and he died July 28, 2018 in Willow Springs, MO. She was a designer at Hutchinson Floral and had lived in Hutchinson for most of her life. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church and Salt City Four Wheelers. Survivors: son, Matthew; mother, Betty Hinds, Hutchinson; sister, Marie Henson, Hutchinson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel. Burial at Lerado Cemetery. Memorials to the Mary Ellen Sloan Memorial, in care of First National Bank.
Debra Ann Dennis, 64, passed away August 4, 2015 in San Jose, California from a pulmonary embolism. She was born Nov 13, 1950. Debra Ann Dennis "Knawrley" "Daisy", had a smile, personality and laugh that was infectious. She brought with her joy and presence that touched everyone she met. She loved spending time with her forever soulmate Tonna, family, friends and her pets, who for Debbie were all one and the same. Those who knew Debbie loved her and were loved in return. She lived each day seemingly carefree without worry. She will be missed everyday by all..
Larry E. Dodge, 64, died Feb. 14, 2015 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1950, the son of Leroy Eugene and Melva Cooper Dodge. He was a graduate of Hutchinson High School, class of 1968, and had received his Bachelor of Theology from Baptist Bible College and Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. He was a music teacher for Hutchinson Schools and retired from Holy Cross Catholic School in May of 2012. Since retirement he has substituted for various schools. He was a very active member of Westside Baptist Church. He loved to sing and was known for his singing voice. On August 12, 1972 he married Phyllis Hall in Hutchinson. She survives. Funeral services conducted at Westside Baptist Church, Hutchinson. Burial followed at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson.
Lonnie Lee Earns, 54, artist, died June 21, 2004, of Cancer at Canon Hospice, New Orleans, LA. He was born September 9, 1949, to George L Earns (died Feb. 7, 1981) and Dolores Earns (died Sept. 16, 2003) in Hutchinson, Kansas, and lived in Jefferson, LA. He was a graduate of Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College and RV Art School. His brother Mark Earns of Hutchinson, died Aug. 2, 2019. A private service was held in Augusta, Kansas. Little John’s Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Died June 19, 2003 at the age of 52 in Wichita KS. - unknown cause
Michael Dee Egbert, 62, passed away at his home in Glendale, Arizona on July 27, 2012. He was born in Wichita, Kansas on September 24, 1949 to Buford and Gertrude Egbert. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working on old cars. He was the proud owner and operator of Mike's Sun City Auto Care in Peoria, Arizona. He is survived by his daughters Katie Egbert and Kelly Bohart; siblings Pat Egbert, Elmo Egbert, Mary Ellen Schrock and Donna Heimerman. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol Dreitz Egbert and siblings Pete Egbert and Eddie Egbert. Services held at Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria, AZ 85381 August 4th.
John W. Estes, 50, died Feb. 12, 2000. He was born Nov. 23, 1949, at Falfurrias, Texas, the son of Johnnie William and Geneva Mitchell. He attended Hutchinson High. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he was a former employee of Dillons and Hambleton-LaGreca, both at Hutchinson. On Nov. 4,1972, he married Tana Ford and she died Jan. 21,1995. Survivors include a daughter Lori L. Warner, Hutchinson; mother and stepfather Geneva and Joe Heim, Hutchinson; two brothers Steve Estes, Springfield, Mo., and Rob Heim, Hutchinson; and two sisters, Mary Vierthaler, Hutchinson, and Pam Smith, Springfield, Mo. Cremation took place and no service.
Richard Merle Farney Jr., 63, died June 19, 2014 in Hutchinson, Ks., from Agent Orange. He was born Oct 13, 1950 to Richard Merle Farney (died 1999) and Margie LeaFarney (died 2014). Richard devoted himself to be the best caregiver of aging parents. He served his country with military service in the United States Army as a sergeant, spending 14 months in Vietnam. Richard loved nature and was passionate about plants and flowers, making it fitting that he chose landscaping as his profession. Clearly, he touched many people and has left his footprint. Richard was preceded in death by: his father, Richard Merle Farney, and his sister, Lynne Chappell. He is survived his brother, Rudy Farney (Diane) of Hutchinson, Kan.; and sisters, Kay Root (Jon) of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Anne Farney of Phoenix, Ariz., and Beth Roe (Jim) of Yuma, Ariz. Funeral service June 23, 2014, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, with burial in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Thomas C. Feezor, 66, died May 27, 2016 at Hospice House from Agent Orange. He was born February 3, 1950 in LaCrosse, the son of George W. and Karen Pedersen Feezor. He was a graduate of Hutchinson High School class of 68 and had attended Hutchinson Junior College. He had been employed in the inside sales department for Superior Boiler Works and had formerly worked for Westlake Hardware, South Main location and was an Engineer for Cessna/Eaton. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the 101st Airborne Division, and had received the Bronze Star. He married Joyce Feezor, June 15, 2001 in Hutchinson; she died September 23, 2015. Survivors include two brothers; George D. Feezor (Linda), Albuquerque, NM, Kenneth L. Feezor (Marsha), Jacksonville, FL, two sisters; Marilyn J. Fenton, Little Rock, AR, Judith L. Bartlett (Lesley), Topeka, KS, sister-in-law, Dollie Feezor, Hutchinson. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Steve Brown, for all his assistance, prayers, and visits. Cremation took place and an inurnment followed in Fairlawn Burial Park. The Ft. Riley Honor Guard conducted military Honors.
Sandra Flenoid Thompson, 18, died March 12, 1969 in Tulsa from childbirth complications. She was born 1950 to Hosey (died 1995) & Bobbie Jean Flenoid (died 2019); She is survied by her husband Jerry Thompson and daughter Sheila of the home. Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, OK.
Linda Mae Gadberry-Pitts, 61, Lyons, KS died November 12, 2011 from pneumonia. She was born February 12, 1950, to Daniel V (died 1993) and Eva B. Stout Gadberry (died 2000). Survivors include: daughters, Loretta Hendrix, Hutchinson, and Crystal Zimzores, Houston; sisters, Paula Small, Lyons, and Darla Vanmeter, Hutchinson, and brother Larry Gadberry, Ft. Worth, TX. Preceeded by brothers: Roger Lee Gadberry,65, died Oct., 22, 2013 in Peabody, KS; Jimmie Leroy Gadberry, 65, died June 20, 2009 in Gove, Ok., and Randy Dean Gadberry, 35, died May 14, 1992 in Lyons, KS. Memorial services were held on November 15, 2011, at Westbrook Church, 2005 Hendricks St., Hutchinson, KS. 67502. Memorials for Linda may be sent to the Westbrook Church, in care of Linda Pitts.
Cheryl Lynn Griffith, 69, of Hutchinson, KS., passed away on March 28, 2020 at her home. She was born March 30, 1950, in Hutchinson, KS., the daughter of Roland F (died June 4, 1986) and Wilma C (VanZandt) Geis (died Feb. 7, 1995). Cheryl graduated from Hutchinson High School, class of 1968 and attended Hutchinson Community College. Cheryl married Robert Griffith in 1969. She enjoyed gardening, garage sales and antiquing. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; and a son, Brandon Griffith. She is survived by her children, Ashlee Griffith, Misti Butler and Adam Griffith; sister, Carol Bruegger; and grandchildren, Ashton, Emily, Landon, Nicholas and Ella. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Hutchinson Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
Gary L Gideon 49, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 20, 1999, at Hillsboro Community Medical after suffering a heart attack. He was bom Jan 25, 1950, the son of Max Eugene (died 1967) and Mary Etta (Riser) Gideon. He was a shipping clerk for Collins Bus for 11 years. His father preceded him in death. Burial in Fairlawn Burial. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Frank S. Gilliland, 17, of RFD 4, died in a car accident early Saturday morning, February 10, 1968, near Hutchinson, along with his classmate and friend Marc Stoesz. The vehicle they were in overturned on a county road three miles northwest of Hutchinson. Born: Feb. 11, 1950, Hutchinson. He was a senior at Hutchinson High School. Member: First Presbyterian Church; Perrill Club. Survivors: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilliland, of the home; sister, Louise, of the home; maternal grandfather, Frank E. Shears; paternal grandfather, J. F. Gilliland. Funeral: Johnson and Sons Chapel; Burial: Memorial Park.
Juan Gonzales, 69, of Hutchinson, passed from this life on November 14, 2018. He was born July 1, 1949, in Hutchinson, the 7th child of Juan Florez and Guadalupe (Martinez) Gonzales. Juan was a member of Hutchinson High School class of 1968 and earned an associate’s degree from HCC. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Juan was an accomplished bass player, playing in bands from the age of 14. Preparing food for people was his way of showing his love of food and people and he was the owner of Juan’s Restaurant in northern California and the Crazy Horse Dining Hall in Arlington. Juan showed his skill at building and mentoring as the Special Projects Developer and Transitional Jobs Coordinator for people coming through New Beginnings and rebuilding their lives. He was instrumental in developing community resources for the initial start of NOEL Lodge. Juan married Shara Phillips on December 31, 1986, and they enjoyed their life together for 33 years and brought together a family of eight children. Survivors: wife of the home, and eight children; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Gilberto Gonzales (Rosa), Fernando Gonzales (Vanessa), Rachel Gonzales, Angie Harms; sister-in-law, Sally Berger (Rick); and brother-in-law, Tom Phillips. His love and wisdom will be greatly missed. Funeral service was held November 19, 2018, at Elliott Chapel.
Dennis Blaine Green, 20, Seaman Apprentice, U.S. Navy, was killed In Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, from hostile expolosive device Jan. 19, 1969, after only 34 days in the country. He was born Jan. 13, 1949 at Garden City, KS, son of Guy William (died 2002) and Doris J Green (died 2002). He moved to Hutchinson with his family in 1955. He attended Hutchinson public schools. He enlisted in the Navy in May of 1968. He was a member of the First Nazarene Church. He is survived by parents: Guy W (died 2002) and Doris J Green (died 2002), 701 East A; two sisters, Mrs. Janet Regehr, 300 West 24th; and Cheryl of the home; brothers Donald, 1004 East 12th, David of the home; grandmother, Mrs. Grace Kinikin, Iola. Funeral in Hutchinson and burial at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, KS. Find A Grave Memorial . His name is on the Vietnam Wall of Honor and located on Panel 34W - Row 037.
Marlene F. (Grose) Lowry, 40, Ellsworth, Ks., died January 15, 1991, at the HCA Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Cause of death kidney disease. She was born Marlene F Grose, to parents Ruben H (died Aug. 17, 2013) & Viola E Grose (died Jan. 18, 2019), June 23, 1950, at Hays and had moved to Hoxie, Ks. and then settled in Ellsworth, KS. She was a special education teacher and homemaker. She was co-founder of the Kansas State Twins Association and a member of International Twins Association. She participated in twin research. She was a member of Outstanding Young Women of America and was listed in Who's Who of American Educators. Survivors: Husband Rev. Ron Lowry; son Bennett Alan of the home; and her twin sister, Nellene Kenyon of Great Bend. Burial in Sterling Community Cemetery.
Beth Ellen Hall,59, died on May 27, 2009, at Canton, OH. Unknown cause. Born, Oct 03, 1949, in Parkersburg, WV, she had been a Canton resident for the last several years. She was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, KS and was a licensed health care provider in Omaha, NE., and Long Beach, CA. She attended The Church of the Master. Preceded in death by her mother, Lucille M. Hall, who died in 2008 and her father, Dr. Marvin E. Hall of Canton (died March 5, 2020). Survived by two brothers, Timothy S. Hall, Mingus of Massillon and Jay Hall of North Canton. She was a great animal lover and was especially fond of her cat, Lucy. Services held in the Lamiell Funeral Home. Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Vicki Jo (Harman) Biggs, 63, born June 27, 1950, passed away of natural causes on June 11, 2014 in Los Alamos, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents Everett and May Belle Harman. Vicki was a resident of Los Alamos for 26 years. She was a dedicated special education teacher for 32 years and was a member of the White Rock United Methodist Church, where she played in the English Hand Bell Choir and was a member of the Church quilting group. Vicki was also a member of the Chapter AK, PEO Sisterhood. She enjoyed hiking, boating, and she traveled extensively with her husband of 37 years Thomas Biggs. Vicki is survived by her loving husband Thomas L. Biggs of Los Alamos; sister Pat and Kevin Lorenz of Kansas; Chris Orlando of Kansas, and Alyssa Lorenz of Seattle, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Lois Biggs of Missouri. Memorial service in White Rock, N.M. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association, and Arthritis Foundation.
Delores Kay (Harvey) Wilkes, 63, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013. She was born March 14, 1950, in Sterling, Kansas to Donald H. and Eunice M. (Bane) Harvey. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968. On Aug. 12, 1984, she married Randy D. Wilkes in Hutchinson. She is survived by her sisters Linda Harvey of South Hutchinson, Donna Harvey of Hutchinson and brother Larry Harvey of Stafford; many family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Randy Wilkes and her parents. She was a member of the ministry Freedom at Last. She will be missed by all of her friends. Private Family Services. Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center, Kansas. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.
Terri S. (Hawks) Schletzbaum, 60, of Hutchinson, died June 10, 2011 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson due to a respiratory problem. She was born July 11, 1950 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Eldon M. & Thelma Costello Hawks. She was a school teacher in the Hutchinson Public Schools for many years. She was a Hutchinson High School graduate in 1968, a Hutchinson Community College graduate, and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Home Economics in 1972. She married John F. Schletzbaum on July 21, 1973 in Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include 2 sons, Jeff Schletzbaum and wife Christine, Hutchinson, and Ryan Schletzbaum and wife Serena, Kansas City, Kansas; a daughter Amy Krehbiel and husband Dusty, Hutchinson; a brother, Bob Hawks and wife Joy, Nevada, Mo.; 3 sisters, Kim Klein and husband Butch, Tualatin, Oregon, Joy Goble and husband Steve, Olathe, and Debbie Dreiling and husband Pat, Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Judy Stucky, and a brother-in-law Gary Stucky. Mass Of Christian Burial June 15, 2011 at the Church of The Holy Cross. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Speech Therapy Dept. at Promise Regional Medical Center.
Richard Dennis Hedrick, 45, died May 18, 1995, at Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif., after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1950, at Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Richard and Bette Hendrick. He was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School, participating in football and wrestling. He graduated from Hutchinson Community College and Pittsburg State. He later moved to San Francisco, Calif., and was an offensive-line coach for five years at San Francisco State University. He later was a car salesman until retiring in October 1993. Survivors: Richard and Mollie Hedrick, Hutchinson; four brothers, Steve and Tom, Hutchinson, Cliff, Wichita, and Bill, Fairbanks, Alaska; two sisters, Carla Wilbourn, OK Cty, OK, and Mary Douglas, Plano, Tx. Laid to rest at Fairlawn Burial Park Hutchinson.
Diana L. (Hendershot) Hulse, 55, died May 22, 2005, at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1950, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Richard and Evelyn Hendershot. She worked for Lowen Sign Company, Hutchinson. On March 5,2005, she married Bill Hulse at Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Jimmie Hobbs, Wichita; a daughter, Christina Hobbs, Wichita; a stepson, Bradley Hulse, Hutchinson; a stepdaughter, Christine McClelland, Hutchinson; her mother, Hutchinson; a brother, Richard Hendershot, Hutchinson. Graveside in Penwell-Gabel’s Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Memorials to Kansas Head Injury Association.
Timothy R. “ Tim” Hjort, 56, died Dec. 9, 2006, in Wichita. He was born May 5, 1950, in Hutchinson, the son of Roger William and Bonnie Mae Dirks Hjort. In 1968 he graduated from Hutchinson High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Emporia State University and his law degree from the University of Kansas. He was a resident of Wichita, moving from Hutchinson in 1986. He was a veteran of Vietnam, serving in the U. S. Navy. Survivors include: a sister, Nancy Mendenhall and her husband, Mike, Derby. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger and mother Bonnie Hjort. Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Neil F. Hodges, 58, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in Joplin, MO. Neil was born August 1, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri to Roy Neal Hodges (died 1988) and Daisy Marie (Collier) Hodges (died 2014). Neil lived the majority of his life in Hutchinson, KS and Joplin, MO. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. Survivors include children, Kimberly Keyser (Shane) of Overland Park, KS, Roy Neil Hodges (Heidi) of Joplin, Destiny Hodges and Aaron Hodges of Grove, OK; siblings, Shari L. Adams (Jerry) of Carl Junction, Willa Franklin of Lenexa, KS, JoAnn Verheaghe (Jerry) of Overland Park, KS, Roy G. Hodges of Joplin.Inurnment at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, MO.
June E. (Housley) Martin, 53, former Central Bank & Trust assistant vice-president, died June 28, 2003 in Hutchinson, Ks from liver cancer. Survivors: daughter, Sarah Martin; stepson, Brian Martin; brother Joe Housley; Her parents Edward and Frances Housley and brother Jeff passed after June passed away. Burial in Memorial Park, Hutchinson.
Cynthia Jo Howard-Canada passed from this life on July 28, 2020, at the age of 70 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cindy was born on July 18, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was the daughter of Frank Richard and Mary Louise (Yates) Howard. Cindy grew up and attended school in Hutchinson graduating with the Class of 1968. Following high school Cindy furthered her education at Hutchinson Junior College. Cindy later attended Bethel College where she obtained her bachelor’s degree while residing in Newton, Kansas. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree Cindy moved to Oklahoma. Cindy worked as a probation officer for many years and was one of the first female officers in Oklahoma. She received a Hall of Fame award for OU. In 2015 she was named the Rural Social Worker of the Year of the University of Oklahoma recognizing her as "a social work professional utilizing a generalist practice model in a rural area of Oklahoma. This professional social worker is identified by the community as a resource in more than one area of expertise." She hated the publicity of it all, but as her family we are so proud to know there is a plaque on the wall in Norman celebrating her awesomeness! In the early 1980’s, Cindy moved to Sapulpa and began working for Creek County DHS. On July 15, 1987, Cindy was united in marriage to Alfred Canada. After several years working for DHS she returned to college once again obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Cindy retired in 2015, however she still loved helping other and always wanted the best of the children in the system. So, Cindy never fully retired she only slowed down. Survivors include her husband Al Canada of the home; children Sara and Cayce Mautino, Mike and Stephanie Canada-Phillips, Shelly and Reggie Jordan, Stacy and Dan Reeder, Sister Randy Wood of Hutchinson, Kansas, and many grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends that will mourn her passing. Cindy was preceded in death by her father Frank Howard and mother Mary Howard. Being outdoors working in her flower garden was her passion. Yearly road trips during spring break was also something that was very special to Cindy. Visiting with her family and traveling to warm climates were some of her favorite things to do. Services will be private with Chapman-Black Funeral Home handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Cindy at www.chapman-black.com.
Mary Margaret Hoyle-Pitts-Zink, 68, (only attended HHS her junior year), passed away October 27, 2018 in Derby Ks. Born March 5, 1950, to Marion and Minnie Hoyle. Mary attended Nickerson and Yates Center High Schools, later earning her G.E.D. in Hutchinson. She married Tim Pitts on March 23, 1969. They later divorced. She later married Phil Zink on November 29, 1991. He passed away March 12, 2016. Survivors include: two sons, Timothy and Shawn Pitts; a daughter, Tina Swanson; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Hoyle; sisters, Marjorie Terrell, Laura Hurst, Ruth Smith, Lois Dilbeck, and Rosalie Walker (died Nov 10, 2018). She was preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Robert Hoyle, 71, (died March 21, 2017) ; sister, Elezibeth McIntire; sister-in-law, Barbara Hoyle; and niece, Judith Terrell. Services to Celebrate Mary’s life will be held Saturday, November 10th at the Hutchinson Recreation Building at 5 p.m., 400 East E Ave, Hutchinson.
Michael Lee Hurlbutt, 39, died Oct. 9, 1989. He was born Dec. 1, 1949 in Enid, Oklahoma, son of Lee Eldo and Marilyn Joan N (Rathburn) Hurlbutt, and brother of Todd Hurlbutt. Moved from Hutchinson to Coffeyville, KS in 1970 and then to New York and went by M. Mackenzie Lee. Father died April 2, 2018 in Coffeyville, KS; Mother died March 17, 1998 in Coffeyville, KS; brother Todd Alan Hurlbutt died July 29, 2006 in Coffeyville, KS; his brother Mark survives.
Wanda Lorraine Johnson died December 2018 in Wichita. No obituary was found.
Susan Lynn Augustine, 43, died Feb. 26,1994, at her home of natural causes. She was born April 12, 1950, at Hutchinson, the daughter of F. Roy (died 1982) and Sybil Smith Johnson (died 1988). She was a graduate of Adela Hale Business College, Hutchinson. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was formerly employed at Johnson Sheet Metal. Survivors include: a daughter, Jenifer Augustine, Hutchinson; two sisters, Judith Dellinger (died 2000), Hutchinson, and Faye Rainwater, (died 2017), Wichita. Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Gary E. Kaplan, 51, born Aug 26, 1950, of Overland Park, Ks, passed away April 24, 2002, from cancer, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral was April 26 at The Louis Memorial Chapel, and burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Gary was self-employed as a CPA for 30 years in the midtown area. He was a 1972 graduate of the University of Kansas. Gary is survived by his wife of 22 years, JoAnn Kaplan and his son Sam Kaplan, both of the home; his mother and her husband, Ruth Kaplan Pollock (Dave), Palm Springs, CA; brothers Larry, Houston, TX, Fred, Brooklyn, NY. Gary was a person who lived life to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and a person who loved to participate in and watch all sports, especially those involving his son, Sam.
Constance Vicki (Kiene) Ediger, 66, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from complication with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Bermuda, the daughter of William and Connie (Jenks) Kiene. She was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School and a graduate of Hutchinson Community College and Wichita State University. Vicki was a dental hygienist at the Dental Center for 25 years and longtime member of Park Place Christian Church, Hutchinson. She is survived by: her son, Dr. Kory V. Ediger and wife Heather and grandchildren, William, Evan and Lily Ediger, all of Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Van Kiene.
Stephen K. Kline, 51, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born May 30, 1950, in Hutchinson, the son of William L. (died Jan. 23, 2006) and Dorothy Shields Kline (died July 8, 1996). He was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School, a 1971 graduate of Barcelona University, and a 1972 graduate of Kansas University. He was a Vice President of the former Kline Insurance Agency, Hutchinson. He was a member of Park Place Christian Church, Prairie Dunes County Club and Optimist Club, all of Hutchinson; KUAlumni Association and Sigma Chi fraternity. He married Pam Prickett Sept. 5, 1975, in Hutchinson. She survives of the home. Other survivor includes a brother, Mike, Lawrence. Memorial service at Park Place Christian Church and private burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Ks.
Robert G. LaClair, 61, died Jan. 24, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center from a heart attack. He was born Dec. 7, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Gene (died 1999) and Beverly (Beal) LaClair (died 2019). He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, Bob was a core purchaser at Consolidated Manufacturing from 1967-1992. He was a truck driver at Mid America Redi-Mix for 14 years and at Royer Brothers Tree Service since May 2008. Bob loved to spend time with his grandchildren and attend their activities. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and going to the lake. On Dec.16, 1967, he married Valarie L. Plouffe in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: son, James J. LaClair (Tasia) of Hutchinson; daughter, Darcy L. Mikels (David) of Northville, Mich.; seven grandchildren. Graveside service was held Jan. 28, 2012, at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson.
Timothy Steve Lamb, 71, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away October 28, 2019, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson, Kansas. A lifelong resident of Hutchinson, Kansas, he was born July 15, 1948, the son of Roy and Mildred Lamb. He was a retired screen room operator for Carey Salt Company. He loved to study science, specifically, Astronomy and Geology. He loved watching science fiction shows and was an active operator with CB radios and ham radios - his CB friends knew him as " Salt Block " and ham radio friends knew him by Novic. His greatest joy was his grandchildren - he loved spending as much time with them as possible. On April 4, 1968, he married Linda Davis in Hutchinson, Kansas. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2018. Survivors include 2 sons, Mark and Ronald Lamb, both of Hutchinson, Kansas; 1 sister, Charlotte Bennett of Wichita, Kansas; 3 grandchildren, Hannah Victoria, Peyton Allen, and Elijah Gideon. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother; Jimmy Lamb; 5 sisters; Goldie McCaslin, Arvilla Hueston, Christine Turner, Twila Wycoff and Sharon K. Murphy.
Larry A. Lee, 57, Lathrop, Mo., died Sept. 10, 2006, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. He had a heart attack while shopping with his wife. Born April 15, 1949, in Hutchinson, Kan., he lived here until entering the U.S. Army in 1970. He retired from the Army in 1993, serving twenty-three years at the rank of E-8 (First Sergeant) and lived in Lathrop, Mo. In 1977, he met Linda Adams while being stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. She survives of the home along with other family members. Larry was with the 82nd Airborne as a Paratrooper; Senior Drill Instructor and Field Artilleryman. He then worked for Northrup Grumman as a defense contractor. He was also a substitute teacher and ISS teacher for Lathrop School District. He loved hunting, fishing and making his own fishing lures. He loved to read, especially American History about the Civil War. Graveside service in Lathrop, Mo., with the Ft. Leavenworth Military Honor Guard.
Michael H. Lemen, 67, was born in Hutchinson, Ks. on July 4, 1950, the son of Howard C. and Jaunita (Emery) Lemen. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 27, 2018, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Mike was a devoted husband and family man. He was married to his high school sweetheart for 47 wonderful years. He spent many enjoyable hours coaching both daughters softball teams through grade school and loved relaxing on his lawn mower. He was an avid dog lover raising and training German Shepherds and went on many vacation trips throughout the US and abroad. He was a faithful member of the Northridge Friends Church and had a servants heart volunteering in various ministries. He was also a youth mentor for Youth Horizons. Graduated from WSU with a degree in Administration of Justice and before retiring, he managed Logistics for Spirit AeroSystems. Mike was proud of his military service, serving a tour in Vietnam with the US Army. Mike is survived by: his wife, Bridget; daughters, Molley (Jeremy) Taylor, Melissa (Luke) Tucker; granddaughters, Brooke and Jillian Taylor, and Claire Tucker; mother, Juanita Lemen; brothers, Cliff, David (Lindy), Greg (Barbara) Lemen; two devoted furry friends, Kaiser and Little Buddy. A private family burial will be held.
Carla Jean (Little) Cook, 33, died June 1, 1984, at Rapid City, SD., after a short illness with a heart ailment. Born Carla Jean Little Oct. 23, 1950, in Hutchinson. She married Maj. Thomas F Cook Sept. 14, 1973, in Hutchinson. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Debra (Love) (Thomas) West, died January 2018 in Fort Scott, KS. No obituary could be found. From her HHS 45th Reunion bio, she was a psychologist. Her husband Daniel Ardee West died 2014 in Hutchinson. She is survived by children: Jason Craig Thomas, Matthew Bernard Thomas and Spencer Lowell Thomas. Her father, Keith M Love died in 1999 in Hutchinson and her mother Darlene Joy Loved died 2011 in Hutchinson.
Donna K. (Luman) Graves, 59, born in Hutchinson, Ks. April 12, 1950, daughter of Charles (died 1969) and Gladys Luman (died 2013), passed away August 31, 2009. She will be missed by all who loved her dearly. After graduating from Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Community College, Donna worked as a Medical Records Technician in Dallas, Tx. and in Kansas City, Mo. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and day trips into the country to places she hadn’t been. Life was her passion as all her friends knew. Donna is survived and loved by her husband John, sons Dane and Drew, stepdaughter Diahnn Hutchinson, brothers Richard Luman (Mary), Larry Luman (Mary); sister Marcia Johnson, all her nieces and nephews and their children, her Kansas City Mom Eloise Walker, M&M, Chloe, Jennifer, Suzie and Midnight. Burial at Longview Memorial Gardens, KC, MO. Find A Grave .
Edith Ellen Wingert, 71, of Salina, formerly of Hutchinson, passed away February 24, 2021 at Salina Regional Health Center. She was born October 15, 1949 to Frederick and May Snell Markham in Hutchinson. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School and had retired from Consolidated Manufacturing and later Walmart. On April 1, 1983, she married the love her of life, Raymond “Bud” Eugene Wingert in Hutchinson. He passed away June 25, 2019. Survivors include two daughters, Buffy (Jim) Countryman, Salina and Christina Cobb, Hutchinson; a step-son, Jeffery, Hutchinson; two step- daughters, Shelly Wingert, Hutchinson and Angie (Wes) Lawrence Hutchinson; a brother, Robert Dick, Sedona, AZ; two uncles, Paul Burwell and Carroll Snell, both of Hutchinson; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son in law, Mike Cobb; and a brother, Fred Markham. A celebration of life service will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Inman Funeral Home; PO Box 490, Inman, KS 67546. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edith Ellen (Markham) Wingert, please visit our floral store.
Stella Josephine Marquez, 70, formerly of Hutchinson, died October 14, 2020, at her home. She was born January 16, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Juan Lopez and Louisa (Gomez) Marquez. Stella graduated from Hutchinson High School, class of 68, and attended Wichita State University. She worked for over 20 years as a cosmetologist at various salons in the area. Stella enjoyed cooking, crotcheting, and volunteering for community service organizations, such as being an interpreter for First Call for Help. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, South Hutchinson. She is survived by: her children, Lorenzo (Petrina) Davis, Sr. of Wichita, Marcos (Vaniesa) Davis of Houston, TX, Jose (Traci) Favela of Fort Worth, TX, and Tony (Stacy) Favela of Hutchinson; ten grandchildren; brothers, Pete (Ramona) Marquez and Juan Antonio Favela of Hutchinson. Stella was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Adolph Chavez, Kathryn Garcia, Tony Marquez, and Bobby Marquez. Parish Rosary will be 7 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 612 S. Maple, South Hutchinson. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the church. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to ICT-SOS End Human Trafficking, in care of Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Lonnie Martin, 64, of Lindsborg, passed away March 24, 2015, from cancer. He was born November 5, 1950, the son of Robert and Barbara (Burch) Martin in Hutchinson, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Marty Martin. Lonnie is survived by his son, Jesse DuMars of Lindsborg, daughter, Angie Holm of Lindsborg, brother, Rob Martin, sister, Liz Martin, and four grandchildren.
Daniel E. Martinez was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Serafin (died 1982) and Jessie Martinez (died 1991). He passed away Aug. 6, 2008, at his home in Osceola, Mo after a brief illness. Survivors include: wife Virginia; his daughter, Lavon and husband Tim Orrell and their son Ryan; sister Mary and her husband, Jim Reinhart, Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddie Martinez (died 2016), Joe, Robert and Jack Martinez; sister Cecilia Lloyd (died 2014), brother-in-law, Marc Lloyd. Funeral held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Osceola, MO.
Brad McDonough, 16, of 34 Tomahawk, died Thursday morning October 20, !966, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital of acute leukemia. He had been ill three days. He was the son of William J. and Sharon McDonough. The father is vice-president of Eaton Metal Products and a former president of the Hutchinson Board of Education. Brad McDonough was born January 27, 1950 in Hutchinson. He was a junior at Hutchinson High school. Member: Emanuel Lutheran Church; Sky Ryders; Valence Club. Survivors in addition to the parents are sisters, Kerri, Wichita State University; Kathie, of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Steinert, LaGuna Hills, California; Mrs. William McDonough, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral; 4 p.m. Friday, October 21, 1966, at the church; Rev. H. O. Lindeblad. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Call: Elliott Chapel until noon Friday. The Family suggests memorials to the Church. Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas, Thursday, October 20, 1966, Page 20.
Joanna F. (McHenry) Stephenson, 31, Lansing, Mich., a former Hutchinson, Ks., resident, died from cancer Jan. 28, 1982, at a Lansing Hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1950, in Hutchinson, Ks daughter to Cornelius Clark McHenry (died 1984) and Helen Irene (DeWater) McHenry Morton (died 2015). She was married to Michael Stephenson, he survives along with two daughters. Her step-father Max Morton died in 2005; sister Judy K. McHenry Hale died 2010.
John Douglas "Doug" McMurray, 54, born Sept 22, 1950, resident of Portland, OR, formerly of Hutchinson, died November 23, 2004. He was the son of Donald J. McMurray, (died 2012 ) and Hazel Armstrong McMurray, (died 2009 ). His family moved to Hutchinson in 1967. Survivors: sons, Sean, Jeff; sister Kathy Voth and her husband Lawrence, Hutchinson. Funeral conducted by Elliott's and burial in Memorial Park, Hutchinson.
Mrs. Suzzie Irene Parker Moore, 70, of Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She was born April 18, 1947, and a native of Hutchinson, KS., where she attended her senior year at HHS. She had lived in Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick for the past 13 years. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church, owner of Moore’s Cleaning Service, and Mary Pinckney Outzs Order of Eastern Star #1 in Greenwood and Silver Leaf Chapter, Hutchinson, KS. She is survived by her loving husband, John W. Moore, Sr.; sons, Larry McVey and Richard McVey; daughter, Teresa McVey.
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William Lee Miner, 62, born May 17, 1950, died January 13, 2013 in Newbury Park, Ca. Unknown cause. Son of John W (died 1994) and Donna D Miner (died 2017). He is survived by a sister Patricia K & Marlin Davis, Arkansas City, Ks; brothers; Jerry & Karen Miner, Golden Valley, Az; Michael & Lisa Miner, Aurora, Mo.
Virgil Gene Moore, 30, Nickerson, Ks., was killed in a truck accident in Big Horn County, Mont., June 24, 1981. His stepdaughter, Paula, also died in the crash. Born Oct. 21, 1950, in Pratt and was a Vietnam Vet serving in the U.S. Navy. He married Sheila Shannon Aug. 9, 1975, in Hutchinson. He was a truck driver for the Johnson Truck Line Of Osborne, Ks., and lived in Nickerson 2 1/2 years. Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson, Ks. Find a grave 130172115.
Bruce W. Mourn, 46, a former Hutchinson resident, died from an automobile accident Dec. 1, 1996, at Wichita, Ks. He was born Sept. 30, 1950, at Newton. He attended Hutchinson schools, moving to Wichita in early 1970s. He was a welder and tool grinder for Boeing Aircraft. His wife Connie Mourn survives along with his daughter , Kim at home; mother, Rosemary of Hutchinson; brothers, Anthony, Nathan, both of Hutchinson, David of Wilmore, Ky., Douglas, Myron, Richard, all of Colorado Springs; sisters, Theresa Lewis of Ozawkie, Dianna of Colorado Springs, Nancy Fullerton of Hutchinson, Melinda Beyer of Sidney, Neb., Anna Rein of Maize. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Pam (Neufeld) Bush passed away 2015 or 2016 in Woodway, Tx., according to her family, from bone cancer. No other information provided to me.
Craig Homer Nicklin, 24, Hutchinson, Ks., died April 13, 1974, at South Hospital, Hutchinson. Born February 13, 1950 at Hutchison to parents Roger C (died Feb. 4, 2015) and Nadine Helm Nicklin, (died Jan. 3, 2000). He married Jeanne Osenbaugh April 14, 1973 at Hutchinson. He was a former radio announcer at KWHK and lifetime resident here. Survivors are the widow of the home, two brothers: Robert Nicklin, Sterling, and Dennis Nicklin, Hutchinson. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggest memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Peggy Lynette (O'Neal) Livermore, 67, of Beebe, Arkansas died December 26, 2017. She was born on April 4, 1950 to Milton O’Neal (died 1997) and Vera O’Neal (died 2019). She is survived by her husband, Andrew E. Livermore of Beebe, AR.; one brother, Michael O'Neal of Hutchinson, KS; three sisters: Pennie & Tim Epperson of Wichita, KS., Lori & Terry Douglas of Rogers, AR., and Pam George (Darrel) of Blythewood, SC,. Funeral December 29, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Searcy, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Margaret C. (Oakley) Forsyth, 48, born 07/25/1950, died Oct. 23, 1998, at her home in Kansas City, Mo.. She married Michael Forsyth, July 1974, in Lawrence, Ks. Survivors include a daughter, Emily C. Forsyth, Lawrence; her mother, Mary J. Oakley (died 2015) Hutchinson; two sisters, Paula M. Pankow, Manito, Ill. (2015) and Trish Oakley, Redwood City, Calif (2015); and a brother, Lloyd E. Oakley, (died 2001) San Francisco. Graveside service in Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 East 15th, Lawrence, Ks.
Theodore “Ted” Allen Ocker, 66, born June 27, 1950, died Nov. 22, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Co., from Pancreatic Cancer. He joined the Army National Guard out of high school and retired from the Guard in 1990. He then went to work for the Kansas Dept. of Corrections for sixteen years and retired in 2016. After coming to Colorado Springs, he went to work for a gluten free bakery as a delivery driver from 2008-2013. After leaving Outside the Breadbox, he did some contract driving for a concierge service shuttling cars back and forth between Denver and Colorado Springs. Survived by his wife, Janie; three sons, Paul, Travis and Jarrod; a daughter, Brittany Grauerholz; two sisters, Connie Miller and Beth Prieb; and three grandchildren. Burial Kechi Township Cemetery, Park City, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Kathleen Ogle Ronnebaum, 69, of Baileyville, Kansas passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2019 at the family farm home, northwest of St. Benedict. Kathleen (Kate) suffered from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) since early 2016. Kathleen was born on March 12, 1950 in Stafford, Kansas, daughter of Virgil and Esther Carter Ogle. The family moved to Hutchinson in 1955, where Kathleen attended elementary through high school. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1972 with a degree in history with an emphasis on Slavic studies. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University in 1974 and a master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in gifted education from Kansas State University in 1980. She had moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1973 where she taught in Nemaha Valley Public School and the Nemaha-Marshall Special Education Co-op for 30 years. She and Elmer Ronnebaum were married on October 30, 1976 at St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict, Kansas. Kathleen taught gifted students for the majority of her career. She also loved reading, baking, gardening, and travel. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Elmer; a son David, Lawrence, Kansas, and daughter Sarah, Washington, DC; and her siblings, Nancy Ogle of Wichita, Kansas and Mark Ogle of Lawrence, Kansas Mass of Christian Burial, May 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Carla Jean (Owens) Hey died August 31, 2010 in Broken Arrow, OK. Unknown cause, no obituary found. She was united in marriage to John Wesley Hey and he died 2012 in Tulsa, OK. Find a grave 70717937.
Dale E. Penka, 47, died Dec. 26, 1997, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great. Bend, Ks. He was born Oct. 3, 1950, at Great Bend, the son of Edward L. and Evelyn J. Stoss Penka. A Great Bend resident since 1967, moving from Beaver, he was a pipe fitter for National Co-op Refinery, McPherson. On August 16, 1985, he married Barbara Hewitt, Great Bend. She survives. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Beaver, KS.
David Lynn Perrin, 65, died February 3, 2015 in Tahuya, WA, unknown cause. He was born on Nov. 11, 1949 in Little River, Kan. to Ralph and Emma May Perrin . In 1969, David enlisted in the USN and served with MU-11 EOD Special Forces in Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star, and was a PurpleHeart recipient. He was honorably discharged in 1973. David was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. He is survived by his stepson, mother, brother, and nieces. Services held at Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home by the flagpole on February 20th at 1 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Cancer Society, Disabled American Vets, and the Native American Society.
Robert Lee Phillips, 68, of Brooksville, Fl. passed away August 7, 2017 at his home from cancer. He was born May 7, 1949 in Salina, Kansas and attended his sophomore and junior years at Hutchinson High School. He came to this area 40 years ago. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was a self-employed electrician and a member of Anchor Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pat Phillips; son, Shane Phillips of Brooksville, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Johnny Erickson of Texas; brother, Fred Phillips of Oklahoma; sisters, Jackie Beach of Tennessee, Linda Eye of Missouri, Teresa McCaughey of Kansas; grandchildren, Shane Phillips II, Jessie, Tommy, Ember, Emma Erickson. A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held August 11, 2017 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
Daniel S. Pierce, age 66, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away from a house fire at his residence on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Daniel was born in Monett, Missouri on September 6, 1950, the son of the late Phillip Pierce (died 2009) and Wanda Pierce (died 2017) in Wichita, KS. He had worked many years as Warehouse Manager with Daymark Foods prior to his retirement. Daniel loved fishing with his family and friends and was Baptist by faith. He is survived by his wife, Betty Evans Pierce of forty three years, son Daniel Steven Pierce, Jr., Villa Rica, Georgia, brothers Doug Pierce, Kansas and David Pierce, Texas and grandson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Heather Lynn Pierce. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.
Michael Jon Plett, born July 12, 1948, died from a heart attack November 27, 2012 per email June 26, 2013 from his brother Rob. I believe he died in California. No other information provided.
Jerry Dale Polk, Sr., 62, died July 7, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, needing a liver transplant. He was born Dec. 12, 1949, in Hutchinson, the son of Calvin A.(died 2015) and Earline E. (Stoughton) Polk. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968, and then attended college on a baseball scholarship, playing first for McPherson College and then Kansas State University. After college he went on to play on a minor league team of the Detroit Tigers. He then became the general manager for the Nashville Sounds, a minor league team for the Yankees, and was most recently the general manager for the Fort Worth Drillers. Jerry enjoyed coaching for the American Legion Teams. In 1980 he married Ann Marie Russell. She preceded him in death. He then married Kim Disney on May 19, 2004, in Knoxville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife of Hurst, Texas. Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry Dale Polk, Jr. "J.J.", Argyle, Texas, and Jeffrey Polk and fiance Betty, Hutchinson; his mother, Earline Polk, Hutchinson; a brother, Earl Polk and wife Pam, Burrton; two stepchildren, Tom Disney Black and Heather Disney Black both of Hurst, Texas; a brother-in-law, John Murphy, Denver, Colo.; and a granddaughter, Jacy Polk, Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his father Calvin (2015); sister, Debrah Ann Murphy. Memorial service July 11, 2012, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Polk Grandchildren Educational Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main, Hutchinson, Ks 67501.
Sherry LeAnn (Prouse) Prindle, 62, born Sept. 16, 1949, died Sept. 7, 2008 at Venice, Fl., from diabetes.
Carolyn l. (Quinton) Catlett, 61, was born January 7, 1950 to Jack and Betty Quinton in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was called home on September 15, 2011, unknown cause. She is survived by her daughter, Teri Catlett, grandchildren Rodney and Marissa Catlett and a great granddaughter, Arianna Smith.
Roger Leon Ragland, 65, died Nov. 22, 2015, from a heart attack at New Castle, Ok. He was born April 24, 1950 in Hutchinson, KS to Marvin Leon and Wanda Mae Ragland. After graduating from Hutchinson High School, he continued his education at Baptist Bible College in Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Missions. Roger honorably served his country in the Kansas National Guard and the Army National Guard. He married the love of his life, Vickie Carol Keller and together they shared many years of marriage and raising a large family. This union of marriage was blessed with sons John, Timothy, Jacob and Anthony. They also extended their parental love and guidance to 17 foster children, positively impacting their lives for many years to come. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, and son Jackson Ragland. Burial in Mount Hope Kansas Cemetery.
Linda Kay (Rayl) Hart, 62, born Aug. 13, 1950, died June 15, 2013 in Salem, Oregon - unknown cause. Linda had lived in Oregon the last 20 years, moving from Wichita. She was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School and 1970 graduate of Hutchinson Community College, a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. While in Kansas she was the former owner of Calico Corner Creations at the Hutchinson Mall, Town East and Town West. Linda retired from Macy's, Salem, Oregon, as Clinique counter manager. Her hobbies included reading, crafting and sewing, gardening and travel. She was married to Randall Hart in 1969, they were divorced in 1999. Burial in Fairlawn Memorial Park, Hutchinson, Ks.
Bruce Kent Reimer, 48, born May 22, 1950, died Sept., 3, 1998 in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., as the result of a traffic accident. He was a resident of Hummelstown, Pa. He was an engineer and a corrective-action coordinator for GPU Nuclear; a graduate of Kansas State University; had been a coach in the South Hanover Twp. softball league; and was a member of Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, Pa., and the TMI Golf League. Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Sellers Reimer ; two daughters, Molly and Melissa, at home; his father and stepmother, Ernest (died 2010() and Marian Reimer (died 2007) of Hutchinson, Kan.; and two brothers, Charles & Debbie Reimer, South Hutchinson and Steven & Janice Reimer, Hutchinson. His biological mother, Mary Reimer died in 1974.
Charlotte Mae (Reynard) Ebbert, 68, formerly of Hutchinson, died peacefully August 29, 2019, surrounded by family and friends, in Lake Elsinore, CA., from congestive heart failure. She was born December 19, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Dale and Gladys (Holloway) Reynard. Charlotte married and moved to Iran before returning to Kansas, where she later divorced and moved to Texas. She resided in California for the last 30 years. Charlotte was a lover of life, as she believed in living life to the fullest with vibrancy and laughter. Funeral service September 14, 2019, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Burial in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, where she was laid to rest near her dear mother, Gladys.
On the night of June 21, 2021, Larry "Lar" Douglas Ringer, formerly of Waterloo, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep. Born on April 25, 1950 to Douglas and Ethel (Thrasher) Ringer, Larry grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas with his two sisters, Patricia Yamamoto (2004) and Janet Ringer (2016). He is survived by Patricia's husband Toshio Yamamoto, nieces Jennifer Yamamoto (Domenico Serafino), Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman (Terry Chapman), and their children, Noah and Kyla Chapman, as well as a number of relatives and friends throughout Canada and the United States. Larry attended the University of Kansas for Classical History, developing a lifelong fascination with the ancient past. Following his schooling he followed his siblings to Canada, finding work at the University of Toronto, Scarborough College as a Library Technician. A strong proponent of computers and technology, Larry was instrumental to Scarborough College Library implementing a digital catalogue and internet services, one of the first Canadian universities to have such a system. Outside of his work Larry enjoyed many hobbies. He continued with his research into ancient history, including recreating ancient battles through tabletop wargames, was deeply interested in science fiction and fantasy, and was a fan of baseball, especially his adopted home team; the Toronto Blue Jays. In his later years Larry was valued for his unique insight and perspective on life, especially by his great nephew Noah, who shares many of his interests and, inspired by Larry, has pursued an education in classical history and technology. In keeping with Larry's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Exeter (519-532-1220). Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com
Ronnie E. Roberts, 60, of Hutchinson, born Aug. 26, 1950, died Oct. 13, 2010, cause unknown. He was the son to Harold E. "Toby" Roberts (died 2012) and Dorothy L. Lawrence Roberts (died July 2, 2006). Survivors include: daughters: Carrie Roberts and Kylee Branton; Brother Jeffrey and Karen Roberts, South Hutchinson; sisters, Carolyn Price and Wilmar Hinshaw, Janet and Richard Benson, and Annette Roberts Bush (died Feb. 16, 2012), all three of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Denver, Jayce and Fisher Roberts. Graveside services at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Sherry Lynn (Schoenhoff) Major, 49, South Hutchinson, KS, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital She was born Nov. 24, 1949, the daughter of John W. (died Aug. 19, 1985) and Barbara J. Diggs Schoenhoff (died June 14, 2011). She was a lifetime Hutchinson resident. Survivors include: two sons, Jesse L., of the home, and Kelly Jenkins, Hutchinson; two daughters, Shelly Anstine, Hutchinson, and Keri Jenkins, Lawrence; three brothers, Craig, Mike, and Johnny Schoenhoff, all of Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to the Sexual Assault-Domestic Violence Center, Hutchinson, in care of the mortuary. Burial in Fairlawn Burial Park.
Michael E. Schroeder, 56, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Hutchinson Hospital. He was born March 7, 1950, in Larned, the son of Ted and Geraldine Hendershot Schroeder. In 1968, he graduated from Hutchinson High School, and later attended Hutchinson Community College. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, he was a delivery tech for Health Equip for 11 years. He belonged to Park Place Christian Church, attended Friends Bible Church and was a member of Loyal Order of Moose No. 982. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. On Jan. 22, 1983, he married Sherry Lynn Hullet in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Heather and Larry Lac Kamp, Olathe; a brother, Jeff, Wichita; two sisters, Donna and Duane Bontrager, Haven, and Barbara and Dennis Carey, Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Kathy Smith died August 28, 2020 from lung cancer. She requested no obituary or services. She was cremated and her ashes were spread alongside a favorite waterway in Oregon State.
Dennis Ray Snowbarger, 51, born Sept. 8, 1950, died September 27, 2001 at La Jolla Ca., unknown cause. He was a quality assurance coordinator for First American Financial Corp. He married Karleen Kline in 1972 in Hutchinson and later divorced. Survivors include his life partner, Rick Seuss of San Diego; son, Tugg Snowbarger, San Diego; brother Richard Snowbarger. Parents Everett, died Feb 5, 2010 and Gladys Snowbarger, died Jan 4, 2006. Private services were planned. Donations: UCLA Aids Foundation, c/o UCLA Medical Science Development, LA, Ca. 90095. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Ks.
Steve A. Stanfill, 65, died July 17, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center due to a blood clot to the lungs. He was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Arthur and Cyria (Delrosario) Stanfill. Steve graduated from Hutchinson Community College, Wichita State University, and from an accelerated class at the University of Kansas, graduating Suma Cum Laude, with an MBA in social work and business. He enjoyed spreading the word of Jesus, golfing and kayaking. Steve was an owner and operator of Stanfill Brother Wood Signs, America Media Systems and Motherboards Outdoor and Art Studio Signs in Hutchinson. He married Tammy Wilcox Aug. 13, 1985, in Inman. Steve is survived by his wife, Tammy Stanfill of Hutchinson; son, Aaron Stanfill and wife Karrie of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughters, Tessy Salisbury and husband Fred, Samantha Bell and husband Ryan, all of Hutchinson; brothers, Robert Stanfill of Olympia, Wash., Stan Stanfill of Jacksonville, Fla., Arthur Stanfill of Wichita; sister, Diana Wilson of Roswell, NM; brother-in-law, Steve Wilcox; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and best friend, Richard Farney. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service July 26, 2015, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Eastwood Church of Christ, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Michael Stinbrink, 53, born Feb 15, 1949, died Nov 16, 2002, unknown cause. Michael had been residing in Inman, Kansas. No obituary found.
Terry J. Stipp, 58, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 in Fort Worth, Tx., cause unknown. Terry was born May 21, 1950, in Chanute, Kan., to Howard and Betty Stipp. The family moved after his sophomore year at HHS to Glendale, AZ area. Terry was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He is buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Survivors: Son, Jason Stipp and wife, Alison; daughter Jennifer Leonard and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Karie and Bryce; brothers, David Stipp, Marty Stipp, Steve Stipp, Rick Stipp, Tracy Stipp and Tim Stipp. He was preceded by his parents and a sister, Kathie S. Stipp Lewis.
Robert A. "Bob" Stockham, 56, died Oct. 12, 2005, in Galichia Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born Sept. 22, 1949, in Hutchinson, the son of Arthur A. and Margaret J. Danielson Stockham. He was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, he worked at Dillon's Warehouse. He belonged to Grace Bible Church, where he taught a Wednesday night youth group. On Aug. 25, 1973, he married Janelle Hoyer. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Jon and wife, Leah, Hutchinson, and Jake, Denver; and an adored granddaughter, Isabella. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, J.D. Funeral at Grace Bible Church, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to the church, American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
Marcus "Marc" Stoesz, 18, died in a car accident early Saturday morning, February 10, 1968, near Hutchinson, along with his classmate and friend Frank Gilliland. The vehicle they were in overturned on a county road three miles northwest of Hutchinson. He was born Feb. 25, 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin to Dr. and Mrs. Paul A Stoesz, and a senior at Hutchinson High School and had lived here since 1954. He is survived by his parents of the home; grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. A.D. Stoesz, Lincoln, Neb; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lowe, Souix City, Iowa; sister Darcy, of the home; brothers, David, Wichita; Timothy, of the home. Funeral was Monday at Johnson and Sons Chapel, Hutchinson and burial was at Memorial Park, Hutchinson.
Bill Allen Stull, 70, of Hutchinson, died November 22, 2020, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, after a long battle with COPD. He was born June 5, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Howard and Charity (Scholtisseck) Stull. Bill graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968, and then from Regents College. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard and later in the United States Army Reserve, retiring as a major. Bill worked for the BNSF Railroad as a machine operator for over 40 years. He was a member of VFW Post 906 and American Legion Lysle Rishel Post 68. Bill was interested in ancestry, history, and politics. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who will be missed by his family dearly. On July 30, 1977, Bill married Margaret Wilson in Wichita. They shared 43 years together. He is survived by: wife, Margaret Stull, Hutchinson; sons, Roger Stull, Hutchinson, Rodney Stull, Kansas City, Missouri, Robert Stull (Jackie), Wichita; daughter, Rebecca Rivera (Maurice), Hutchinson; sisters, Jane Hawks (Sidney), Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Sue Cone, Farmington, Arkansas; and many other family members. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Stephen Hawks. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Elliott Mortuary. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Burial Park. Military honors will be conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 29 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, November 30 at Elliott Mortuary. To view the funeral service online, the link will be available at the end of Bill’s obituary on the Elliott Mortuary website on the day of the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Judy Ann (Stunkel) Green, 60, died December 30, 2010, at Hospice House. She was born September 16, 1950, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the daughter of August Louis Stunkel and Alice Marie Heathcott Stunkel Adams. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968. She was a homemaker, secretary and worked in medical records. On June 19, 1993, she married Alan Paul Green in Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include; a daughter, Tabitha Maxfield of Hutchinson; stepdaughter, Courtney Haverdint of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; stepson, Scott Green of Norfolk, Nebraska; two sisters, Tina Schmidt and husband Dale of McPherson, Shellie Krueger and husband Chris of Webster, Minnesota; two brothers, Billy Stunkel and wife Debbie and Robert Stunkel and wife Mari all of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and her loyal Shih-Tzu companions Murphy and Patches. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents; Dorthea and Luis Stunkel and Noah and Lela Heathcott. Funeral service January 3rd, 2011, at Elliott Chapel. Memorials may be made to the City Of Hutchinson for purchase of playground equipment.
Samuel Ted Sutton, 71, died November 27, 2020, at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri. Ted was born October 29, 1949 to Joseph K Sutton and Ruby Mae Cross Sutton. Survivors: two sisters: Shirlee Jo Parks, HHS class of 1967, Independence, MO; Neva (Bob) Sutton. His parents and sister Linda K. Asplund, HHS class of 1965, preceded him. A graveside service for Ted was held December 3, 2020 at Bellview Cemetery in Springfield, MO.
Robert Dale Teague, 62, born April 2, 1949, died February 2, 2012, Chandler, AZ, from cancer. Bob retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant. On July 19, 1969, Bob married Virgie Imel, Partridge, KS, and Virgie passed away August 4, 2015 in McKinney, Tx. Survivors: daughters, Tanya and Joe Correa, Prosper, Tx, Marie and Bill Coffman, Mesa, Az. Funeral in Hutchinson at Old Mission with burial in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Steve Tennat, 51, died Feb 17, 2002 result of a tractor accident. He was laid to rest in Marion, KS. Steve had been married twice with no children, and for 15 years was employed by Eaton Products. He is survived by his sister Rita (Tennant) Roszel, HHS Class '71 and husband Chris, HHS Class '68. His parents, Stan & Madge have also passed. No obituary was posted.
Vincent LeArta "Cookie" Thompson, 51, died Dec. 31, 2000 at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 9, 1949, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Robert Lee and Betty Fuller Robinson. A lifetime resident of Hutchinson, she was a former Eaton employee and worked at the Dutch Kitchen. She belonged to Faith Chapel Community Church and the Hutchinson Cancer Support Group. Survivors include; a son, Roland, Hutchinson; two daughters, Maudies Johnson and Qonta Fields, both of Hutchinson; five brothers, Michael, Hutchinson, Robert and Leland, both of Wichita, Sidney, Falls Church, VA.; and Steven, Charlestown, W. Va; a sister, Stanley Murdock, Hutchinson; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside service at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Sect. 7, lot B, Space 4.
Daniel VanWinkle, 71, of Hudson, Florida, died April 22, 2021. No other information provided! He was born April 4, 1950.
Jack Dwayne Vincent, 37, died March 6, 1988 at his home from a heart attack. Born June 15, 1950, at Hutchinson. He married Vicki J Wiens Sept. 15, 1973, at Hutchinson. He was co-owner of Roto Rooter Sewer and Drain Service and a lifetime resident of Hutchinson. Survivors: wife of the home; father and stepmother, Eugene and Mildred Vincent; brother Gary E. Vincent, Hutchinson; Sister, Sandra K Morton, Plano, TX; two stepbrothers and three stepsisters. Burial at Peace Creek, Sylvia, KS.
Carla (Wanasek) Feldman, 67, of Topeka, KS passed away May 7, 2018. Carla was born September 17, 1950 in Hutchinson, KS. Graveside service for Carla was held May 10, 2018 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, KC, MO.
Diane (Ward) Holloman, 63, passed away peacefully February 5, 2014, from lung cancer in St. Louis, MO.
David Lawrence Weaver, 71, North Las Vegas, Nevada, died February 23, 2021. He was the son of Clarence L & Susan M Weaver. He was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas and graduated from Hutchinson High School, class of 1968. He retired after serving in the USAF twenty-three years as a computer programmer, spending nineteen years overseas. Survivors: wife Anna; brother James Weaver in '64 HHS class. His parents and brother Robert "Bob" Weaver, '70 HHS class, preceded him in death. There was no memorial service.
Nancy E. (Welch) Woodmansee Callahan, 50, Hutchinson, Ks, born Aug. 8, 1950, died Aug. 4, 2001 in Wichita, Ks., due to diabetes. She was a retired sales and clerical worker. A family service is planned. Survivors: son, Eric Woodmansee Callahan; brother William D. (Jo Sue) Welch of Wichita; sister, Cynthia M. Welch of McPherson; parents, Dale (died Jan. 29, 2016) and Darlene Welch (died Jan. 27, 2003). Burial Turon Cemetery.
Edward E. Wells, 46, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 26, 1995, at Wichita. He was born Oct. 18, 1949, at Hutchinson, the son of Ivial and Margaret Jeane Wells. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he was a salesman. He was a Specialist 4 in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He enlisted Oct. 24, 1966 and released June 15, 1969. Survivors include: father (Ivial) and stepmother, Beverly Wells, Hutchinson; a companion, Victoria Wallerius; a son, Curry Wells, Hutchinson; a brother, Scott Wells, Eureka; and three sisters, Lorene Shinkle, Hutchinson, and Debbie and Terri Martin. Memorial service at Fairlawn Burial Park Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Hutchinson, KS.
William "Bill" Eugene White, 66, suffered a stroke March 30, 2016 at Edwards, MS. A private family graveside service at Edwards Cemetery. William was a man that loved God with all his heart, soul, strength and mind. He was born on September 2, 1949 in Hutchinson, Kansas. His mother is a wonderful piano/organ player and teacher. He grew up with that love of music. After graduating from high school, William served with honor in the United States Navy. After that is when he began his life long journey to know the truth of God's Word and to be His faithful servant. William played blues in New Orleans, LA with Bryan Lee & the Jump Street Five and that is where he met his wife of 30 years, Linda. They moved to Mississippi 22 years ago and he worked for Ameristar Casino until recently retiring. He had many plans for retirement, finally having time to write a book on the Book of James was one of his most important desires. William left his imprint on the lives of all those that knew him. His persona was engaging to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all those that had the privilege to know him and be impacted by his faith.
James William White, Jr, 52, of Lancaster, TX, died October 26, 2002, in Dallas, Texas as a result of food poisoning. He was born August 22, 1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas to James W White Sr, (78, died November 11, 2010 at Booneville, AR, and his mother, Ida Mae White, 85, died April 3, 2019 at Booneville, AR). He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; Sons, Troy White of Denver, CO., Jeremy White of Plano, David Smith of Lancaster; daughters, Gretchen Navarrette & Jill Black, both of Waxahachie; 5 grandchildren; sister, Debra Kay Hill of Boonville, Arkansas. Memorial service 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2002 in Byruin Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, Texas. James wife, Barbara C. White, 42, died November 17, 1993 and buried in Allen, TX.
Jessica L. Whitlock, 59, died Jan. 22, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1948, in Wichita, the daughter of Burt L. and Virginia L. Streeter Whitlock. She graduated from Hutchinson High School. She was a resident of the Kansas Elks Training Program in Wichita, New Horizons in Valley Center, and was with Disability Supports of the Great Plains, while in Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial service at Grace Episcopal Church. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be in the Church Columbarium.
Janet Whitney Brown, 70, died August 27th, 2021, at Lufkin, Texas. She was born October 1, 1950 to the late Claudia (Hosey) Whitney and Hubert Whitney. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968 in Hutchinson, Kansas and earned a registered nursing degree at Hutchinson Junior College, following her high school graduation. She went on to practice nursing in Hutchinson Kansas, Beaumont Texas, Lufkin Texas and as a traveling nurse until she became disabled in 2016. She was also a Mary Kay consultant for many years. Survivors include her husband Craig Brown of Lufkin, Texas, son Christoper Brown of Durham North Carolina, son Robert Brown and daughter-in-law Elizabeth of Arlington Texas. Her grandchildren Nicholas Brown and Jack Brown, of Arlington, Texas, her sister Brenda Woelk and husband Keith of Hutchinson, Kansas; and sister-in-law Sandra Denney. Cremation has taken place and per her wishes, no services are planned. Her ashes will be scattered in the ocean at Galveston, Texas, as a Celebration of Life with her family in the near future.
James Edward Wickliffe was born on July 20,1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Paul and Dorothy (Coleman) Wickliffe. He graduated high school in 1968 and enlisted in the Navy Corps in 1969. After completing his basic training in Long Beach, California, he was assigned to the USS Higbee, where he served in Vietnam and Korea. James attained the rank of ES/052 while in the Navy and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, RVN Campaign Medal and Device, Combat Action Ribbon, and an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea). After his release from active duty, James transferred to the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. James accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of twelve and was united with CME (Methodist) Church. He was united in holy matrimony with Darlene Bowie in Inglewood, California. Their union was blessed with four children. In his leisure, James enjoyed writing poems, reading and listening to music. James Edward Wickliffe departed this life on February 28, 2020. He is survived by his; sons, Boushee Bowie-Wickliffe, Dominick Wickliffe, Demetrius Wickliffe and Julius Wickliffe all who reside in California; four brothers, Richard (Maxine), Wayne, Kenneth and Vernon Wickliffe; four sister, Dorris Bernard of Shawnee, Kansas, Carol Holmes and Elaine Wickliffe of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Iris Walker (Philip) of Topeka, Kanssas, and additionally survived by a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great nephews, great nieces, cousins and good friends.
Candace S. (Wiggins) Bos, 51, died August 13, 2001 in Austin, Texas. She was born May 27, 1950, in Independence, Mo., and graduated in 1972 from Drury College in Springfield, Mo., earned a master's degree from the University of Miami in 1974 and her doctorate at the University of Arizona in 1979. Bos taught at UA for more than 18 years and became a national leader in the field of educating children with learning disabilities. In 1999 she left the UA to teach at the University of Texas at Austin as a professor in the department of special education. She was past president of a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, and wrote more than 100 scholarly articles and books, as well as several programs for learning disabled children. Survivors: her husband, Robert Bos, and son, Jon; brother Duke D Wiggins, Hutchinson, KS.
Gordon L. Willems, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Pete and Esther (Loepp) Willems. Gordon graduated from Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College and the University of Kansas, with a degree in accounting. He worked at Pierce Faris, Kansas Oxygen, Dillon Employees Credit Union and El Cap Credit Union in Hutchinson; and the Credit Union of Dodge City, Dodge City Community College, the Silver Spur Lodge and Convention Center, and Schroeder’s Software in Dodge City. Gordon was a member of First Mennonite Church. On Nov. 24, 1973, he married Judy Petty in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: his mother; daughters, Angela Koehn (Craig) of Montezuma and Stefanie Willems of Hutchinson; grandson, Andrew Jonas Koehn of Monetzuma; brother, Ray Willems (Arlene) of Hutchinson; sister, Linda Barone of Hutchinson; and sister-in-law, Patricia Enlow (Al) of Coppell, Texas; along with many nephews and nieces. He was a proud member of the Hutchinson High Class of 1968 and enjoyed keeping in touch with classmates and helping them to stay connected with one another. He took great joy in serving others and lending a helping hand, and was devoted to his family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at First Mennonite Church, 52 Rambler Rd., Hutchinson.
David Paul Wilson, 65, died of chronic obstuctive pulmonary disease, April 13, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1949 in Hutchinson, to Merle E. (died Apr. 29, 1981) and Rosemary (Cyphert) Wilson. He was a respected craftsman and former concrete foreman. Dave was a remarkable man full of knowledge, who had a passion for woodworking and an art for concrete finishing. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and time with his family. His pride and joy were his kids and grandkids. Dave married Debi Payne April 12, 1969, in Hutchinson. They just celebrated 46 wonderful years together. She survives in addition to his two sons, daughter; mother, and four sisters and many grandchildren. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, Ks.
William J. Wingert, 66, born Aug, 25, 1950, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital with his family by his side. He was a Dallas, Tx. resident. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Kenneth R. (died 1971) and Verna (Strayer) Wingert (died Feb. 20, 2009); sisters, Karen Drassen (died Nov. 26, 2013), and Janice Wingert (died Aug. 18, 2005); and his best friend, Heidi. He is survived by: sisters, Barbara Williams, Cindy Wingert, Teresa Cofer; friend, Cole Herrin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, PKD Foundation, PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187-1847.