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.
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.