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Steve Baar

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

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Gary Babcock


Teresa Bagley


Mike Baker


Priscilla Barber


Gary Barclay Navy

Bill Barnes

Billy Ray Barnes Silverman, 58, died February 10, 2008 in Dallas, Tx. He was a roofer. He was born July 10, 1949 to George W Barnes (died 2014) and Mary Lou Branson Mueller (died 2012) both in Hutchinson, KS. Survivors include: two sons, Michael Shawn Johnson, Baylis, Ill., and Jeremiah J. Silverman , Dallas; two daughters, Andrea Louise Silverman , Concord, N.C., and Annette Louise Silverman , Dallas; a brother, George D Barnes, Hutchinson; two sisters, Connie S. Barnes, Hutchinson, and Jodie L. Rose, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Billy was laid to rest at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

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Gwen Barnes


Carol Bartsch

Randal Baugh Navy

Leslie “Randal” Baugh was born August 29, 1950, in Hutchinson, to two loving parents, Harold and Phyllis Baugh. He passed away on September 8, 2022, at the VA Medical Center in Wichita. Randal was raised in Hutchinson and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968. He attended Hutchinson Community College, playing basketball under legendary coach, Gene Keady. Randal served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War in 1971. He began his career as a truck driver for Krause Plow (formerly) for over 25 years. Randal retired from driving in 2020, after several years as an independent contractor. He was known and loved for his quick wit, infectious smile, strong work ethic, and love for his family. Randal loved spending time with his loved ones and talking about sports and life. He raised three sons with Sheri Lynn: Jason, Marques, and DeAndre Baugh. Randal is survived by: his children, Jason, Marques, and Deandre Baugh; brothers, Ricky and Roger; sister, Roxanne; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; and countless lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Ruth; and nephews, Xavier and Todd Baugh. His legacy will be carried on by his 5 loving grandchildren who loved their papa very much. His life will be celebrated and honored at 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, with a celebration of life to follow at the Homebuilder’s Shelter in Carey Park. Flowers or donations to a memorial for Randal may be sent to Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.


Steve Baughan


Terry Baytosh Navy


Jerry Baze


Ronnie Beach


Frank Bean


Gary Beard Navy


Lynn Beeghly


Janeen Bemis

Bob Benbow

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.

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Chuck Benson


Rex Benton Navy


Tom Berry


Debi Bieber


Don Bigger Navy

Ellis Billingslea Navy

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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Juanita A. Bishop


Juanita I. Bishop


Donna Bixby


Vickie Black


Walter Blackburn


Earl Blackford Navy


Deborah Blackwood Navy


Gary Blair


Andy Blanchard


Stella Blea


Teresa Bleything


Terry Boese Army

Lester Bourell Army

Lester Lee Bourell of Pahrump, Nevada, born in Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away on February 20, 2022, at the age of 72. He is survived by: his wife Robin; his children, Deanna Roach (Win), Billy Bourell, Tiffany Hooper (Anthony), Darrell Bourell (Jennifer), Desiree Steele (Brandon), Kim and Chet; his family Nascar; and his pet Sequoiah. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren, his family and friends..


Chris Boyce Navy


Patricia Bracey


Patty Brady


Marsha Bragg


Cheryl Brannon


Buster Brawner Navy


Bill Brewster


Bobby Bribiesca


Darla Brookhouser

Ronnie Brooks

Brooks, Ronald G., 56, Metal Pro Welder, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Via Christ-St. Joseph, Wichita, Kan. He is survived by his son Jeremiah Brooks of Katy, Texas. No service is planned. Online Condolences: www.cornerstonecremation society.com. Arrangments by Cornerstone Cremation Society, Wichita, Kan.

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Bruce Brower U.S. Marine Corps


Linda Brown


Richard Brown


Steve Brown


Vanessa Brown


Velva Brown


Michael Bryant Navy


Larry Buck

Ernie Buckaloo Army

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.

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Pam Burgess

Sandra Burgin

Sandy Lynn (Burgin) Munn, 56, died September 28, 2006 from liver cancer at Martinez, CA. She was born September 9, 1950 to Orville and Ruth Burgin and they both have passed. 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.


Sherry Burnett


Connie Burton


Mike Burton

David Bush

David was in our sophomore class: David Eugene Bush, 71, of Rose City, was born on August 1, 1950, and died on September 20, 2021, at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. He was a longtime resident of Rose City and member of Rose City Baptist Church. He worked with sales affiliated with food service and retired from Waste Management. He loved the outdoors, being able to drive and operate his tractor, woodworking, watching his grandchildren play sports and dance, drinking coffee with his friends every Wednesday morning, and watching the Houston Astros play. He was a former Mayor and councilman for Rose City. David’s funeral was held Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Diane Bush of Rose City, children: Jason and his wife Paula Bush, Eric and his wife Becky Bush, Allison and her husband Travis Hranicky, Aaron and his wife Holly Bush, and special grand-dog Hope Bush, siblings: Earl/Linda Bush, Dennis/Debbie Bush, Patty Reeves, Nancy/Kenneth Starlin, Maria/Tom Hampton, and Michelle Bush, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Vera Bush and by his son David Ryan Bush.

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