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Carol Caldwell

Kim Campbell

Steve Cardwell Navy

Steven ‘Steve’ Wesley Cardwell Sr., 72, died June 4, 2023, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born September 21, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Raymond Rex and Jacqueline Jane (Hines) Cardwell. A Hutchinson High School graduate of 1968, Steven joined the United States Navy right after high school. After honorable discharge from service, he earned his master electrician license through his job at Adm Collingwood Grain in Hutchinson where he worked at as a Master Electrician. Steve enjoyed fishing and camping, but his life mostly revolved around dogs. He was an active Board Member of the Hutchinson Kennel Club. In addition, Steven was a dog trainer, training dogs in obedience and agility. He also worked with therapy dogs and enjoyed taking them to hospitals and clinics as emotional support to patients. On April 27, 1975 he married Paula ‘Susie’ Sue Fischer in Hutchinson. They shared 48 years of marriage. Steven is survived by: his wife, Paula ‘Susie’ Cardwell of Hutchinson; son, Steven Cardwell Jr. of Hutchinson; siblings, Sue (John) Miller of Hutchinson and Rexann (Mike) Smith of Inman; granddaughter, Alison Cardwell of Leavenworth; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at the Hutchinson Kennel Club, 131 S. Washington St. South Hutchinson, KS 67505. Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Navy. Friends may sign the book 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hutchinson Kennel Club or American Diabetes Association/ Kansas, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Bruce Carignan Marine Corps

Connie Castor Navy

Connie Castor Crim, 73, of Cedar Park, Texas passed away on November 27, 2023. Connie was born Dec. 30, 1949, and grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas spending her summers on the farm with her grandparents Mike and Ada Watkins. Connie was a real outdoor person, she loved fishing, hunting for arrowheads or just “Daniel Boonen” Grandma Ada would say. After graduation she joined the Navy where she met her 1st husband Gary Hunter, and to this union two boys were born, Jason and Kelly. Gary was killed while serving as a volunteer fireman. After his untimely death, Connie continued her schooling, earning a nursing degree, aiding her in the raising of her two boys. They were her pride and joy throughout her life. Later Connie met and married the love of her life Bob Crim and they were able to celebrate over 25 years together and truly enjoyed each other's company whether watching TV, taking a ride on the back roads, or spending time at the deer lease. Connie loved family and especially enjoyed "Daniel Boonen" with her grandkids. Preceding her in death was her husband Gary Hunter, son Kelly Hunter, parents Dale and Joan Castor, step-mother Bonnie Castor, mother-in-law Snookie Hunter, grandparents Mike and Ada Watkins and Glen and Martha Castor. Connie is survived by her husband Bob Crim, son Jason Hunter, a special daughter-in-law Jennifer L. Hunter, step-son Jake Crim and his wife Mary. Grandchildren Ashlea Hunter and wife Sarah, Bryson Hunter and friend Alyssa, James Crim and Emily Hunter (mother, Jen A. Hunter). Great grandchildren, new twins Maddox and McKenna, brother Bob Castor and his daughter Beth Ann, sister Sandy Nichols and her kids Brandy and Mike. Step-sister Connie Gore, and step-brother Rex Adkinson. Connie also had numerous family members from the Crim’s and Hunter’s. A funeral service for Connie was held Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Leander, TX. Following the funeral service burial will be at Bagdad Cemetery Association, Leander, TX.

Joe Castor Army

On the morning of Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Joseph “Sugar” David Castor (US Army Veteran) of Leon Kansas passed away peacefully at the age of 73. Joe was born March 3, 1949 in Larned, Kansas. He attended Hutchinson High School. Joe was then drafted into the United States Army and completed his service in 1970. He began his railroad career with Santa Fe Railroad and retired in 1986. Other employment included Jarvis Auto Supply and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Joe loved to cowboy, ride horses, bowl, race cars and participated in many classic car shows. He dearly loved his Dog Josie and horse Olds. Joe is survived by his two daughters Janina Castor, Jaimie Castor, two grandchildren Alexus Castor-Inscho, Angelo Castor-Inscho. Siblings Gloria Valadez, John Gonzales, Albert(Leta)Castor, Rose Kelsey, Ann Forst and Marietta “Bobbie” Schreiber along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Isabel and his stepfather Clyde Schreiber; stepbrothers Ronnie Schreiber, C.J. Schreiber, Brother-in-laws, Gene Kelsey, Dennis Forst, Tom Valadez. A Funeral Mass and Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 Rosary 10:30am Mass 11:00am Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 612 South Maple St. South Hutchinson, Kansas. Gravesite service & Inurnment immediately following at Eastside Cemetery 500 South Cleveland St. Hutchinson, Kansas.

Bruce Cavanaugh

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 Chambers

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.

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Doug Chapman Army

Carol Christianson

Lynda Churchman

Lucille Clark

Mike Clarkson Army

Glenda Coffman

Diana Cole

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.

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Claudine Colibert

Charles Collins Navy

Charles D. Collins, 72, died, from cancer, February 5, 2023, at Hutchinson, KS. He was born April 11, 1950, at Wichita, Kansas, the son of J. C. & Louise A. Collins. After graduation from Hutchinson High School, class of 1968, Charles served in the United States Navy and later lived many years in Hutchinson. He was preceded by his parents and a sister Betty. He is survived by his sister Peggy Shaw. Charles will be buried next to his mother at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita. There will be no service per wishes of Charles.

Judy Collins

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.

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Steve Conner Navy

Carole Conrad

Pamela Cook

Linda Coop

Vickie Cotrell

Richard Crooker

Larry Cross Army

Larry L. Cross, 48, formerly of Hutchinson, 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, Kansas High School. A Stafford resident, he was a past owner of Cross-Roads Ceramics, Seaside, Calif., worked at Leisure Homestead, Stafford, and was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and retiring in 1988. He belonged to the St. John Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Stafford American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. On June 28, 1968, he married Verlinda Wingert. Then, on Feb. 20, 1993, he married Verna Taylor at Stafford. She survives. Other survivors include: three daughters, Andrea Cross, Pratt, Christina Cross, Newton, and Jessica Goscha, Hutchinson; a stepson, Brian Taylor; a stepdaughter, Shawna Davis, Stafford; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. His parents and a granddaughter, Brandy Ann Farr, preceded him in death. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. In lieu of flower, memorial may be sent to the Larry L. Cross Memorial Fund in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

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Pat Crow

Juanita Curiel


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