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
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.
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Brooks , Ronald G., 53, Metal Pro Welder, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Via Christ-St. Joseph in Wichita, Kan. He is survived by his son Jeremiah Brooks of Katy, Texas. There are no service 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 died September 28, 2006 from liver cancer at Martinez, CA. 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.