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Linda Waldschmidt

Carla Wanasek

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.

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Diane Ward

Diane (Ward) Holloman, 63, passed away peacefully February 5, 2014, from lung cancer in St. Louis, MO.

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Darline Waters

David Weaver Air Force

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.

David Weber

Harold Wedel

Bruce Weil Marine Corps

Diane Weinlood

Nancy Welch

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.

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Dawnetta Wells

Eddie Wells Army

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.

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Steve Wells Navy

Pat Whalen

Patricia Wheatley

Mark Whitaker

Barbara White

Bill White Navy

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.

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Jim White

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.

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Jessica Whitlock

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.

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Nina Whitmore

Nina Kay (Whitmore) Goodrick, age 73 years old, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away on August 15, 2023, at Ottawa Riverview Healthcare and under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Nina was born on February 7, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Benjamin and Betty Whitmore. She graduated high school in Hutchinson and cherished the times she traveled back to her hometown to visit her loved ones and renew and maintain her high school friendships. Often joining her in her travels was her lifelong companion of 25 years, Terry. Many memories have been spent while riding their motorcycles together. Not much in life could make her happier than a big family get together, spending time with her family and friends made her heart happy. In her spare time, Nina enjoyed oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting and crafting on her potter’s wheel. She was a humorous woman. She often joked that she spent her entire life correcting the pronunciation of her name, but always with a laugh and smile. For those who don’t know, Nina is pronounced with a long I, as in the word “China”. (I know she is laughing about this). Nina was a loving and caring person, who had a true love of life. She did her best to live it to the fullest. She battled cancer off and on since 1999. She had a true fighter’s spirit and didn’t let anything get her down. Her determination for life allowed her to complete a few items off her bucket list. Two of these are skydiving and parasailing! Her vibrant personality and strength will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Left to cherish Nina’s memory include her partner, Terry Nitschke; their blended family, Wendra Thompson, Kristen (Paul) Klevann, Stephanie (Kevin) Reid, Ryan Goodrick, Tiff Beaupre, and Allyson (Tim) Webb; ten grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lamont and best friend and sister-in-law, Cindy Whitmore, Ricky Whitmore, and Tim (Amy) Whitmore; two beautiful huskies, Nikos, and Sasha, who she adored very much. The family would like to extend a Thank You to the hospice staff, specifically, Nurse Amy, and aides Riley and Tess, as well as the entire suite 2 staff at Ottawa Riverview, especially Jodi and Dawn, for their amazing care and compassion for Nina. A celebration of life in honor of Nina will be held at a later date. Please refer here for updated information regarding the celebration.

Janet Whitney

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 Wickliffe Navy

James Edward Wickliffe was born on July 20,1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Paul and Dorothy (Coleman) Wickliffe. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in class 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, Kansas, and additionally survived by a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great nephews, great nieces, cousins and good friends.

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Patte Wiens

Patty Wiens

Terry Wiens Navy

Candy Wiggins

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.

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Gordon Willems

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.

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Steve Williams

David Wilson

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.

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Tom Wilson Army

Bill Wingert

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.

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Steve Winkler

Stephen Allen “Steve” Winkler, 73, died January 18, 2023, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born November 17, 1949, in Hutchinson, to William Allen “Bill” and Evelyn Eileen (Strohm) Winkler. Steve graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968, and received his associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community Junior College. He worked in management at Sears over 25 years, before retiring from building homes for Interfaith Housing in 2015. Steve was a “self-doer”. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and “making things”. When Steve’s sons were younger, he was a Webelos Leader and a member of “Wizards of Wichita”, learning along with his son, Mike, magician tricks. Steve was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ, Hutchinson. On June 28, 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Louise “Kathy” Burdette, at Eastwood Church of Christ, Hutchinson. Steve is survived by: his wife of over 53 years, Kathy Winkler; sons, Joe Winkler and Mike Winkler (Leah), all of Hutchinson; brother, Brad Winkler (June) of Tucson, AZ; and four grandchildren, Emily Winkler, Britney Winkler, Finley Winkler, and Rowan Winkler. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jonathan Paul Winkler. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Eastwood Church of Christ, 2500 N. Plum, Hutchinson, with Wayne DeWindt officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Eastwood Church of Christ, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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Wanda Wintersteen

Joe Withrow Navy

Mike Wolf

Connie Wright

Mike Wyer Air Force


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