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.
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.
Ricky D. Goodrick, age 72 of Monroe, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Born June 6, 1950 in Enid, Oklahoma, Rick was the son of Arlis and Donna (Walker) Goodrick. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from August 24, 1972 until being honorably discharged on August 21, 1978. During that time, he was awarded the Poseidon Deterrent Patrol Pin with 1 Silver Star and 2 Gold Stars, and 2 Good Conduct Medals. While residing in Oklahoma, Rick, with a few other partners, started a training consulting company in 1981 called FRG Corporation. The business has since expanded throughout the country with Rick being the current President and CEO. Rick was an avid Oklahoma Sooners Football fan and a member of the American Legion. He liked playing poker at area casinos and enjoyed golfing, traveling, pistol and rifle shooting, riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle and fishing. Rick was known to be generous with his time and talents whenever his family or friends needed help with home repair projects. More than any of these things, family was the most important aspect of his life. Rick is survived by four children, Wendy Thompson of Monroe, Kristen (Paul) Klevann of Shakopee, MN, Stephanie (Kevin) Reid of Bowling Green, OH, and Ryan Goodrick of Cincinnati, OH; his mother, Donna Goodrick of Hutchinson, KS; two siblings, Roger (Clarinda) Goodrick and Rhonda (Dwayne) Lock, both of Hutchinson, KS; eight grandchildren, Lea (Derek) VonEdwins, Tyler (Madison) Klevann, Ashley Goodrick, Zachary Thompson, Nathaniel Thompson, Olivia Lesch, Andrew Klevann, and Mathis Goodrick; five great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Blake, Aeson, Waylon, and Finley. Rick was preceded in death by his father. Cremation arrangements have been made through Bacarella Funeral Home in accordance with Rick’s final wishes. All are invited to a memorial visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 27th at the funeral home. A celebration of his life will begin at 4 p.m. Monroe VFW Post 1138 will provide military honors followed by personal eulogies offered by family and friends. For anyone interested in making a donation in memory of Rick, the family suggests supporting Family Counseling and Shelter Services. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.
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.