Roger Leon Ragland, 65, died Nov. 22, 2015, from a heart attack at New Castle, Ok. He was born April 24, 1950 in Hutchinson, KS to Marvin Leon and Wanda Mae Ragland. After graduating from Hutchinson High School, he continued his education at Baptist Bible College in Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Missions. Roger honorably served his country in the Kansas National Guard and the Army National Guard. He married the love of his life, Vickie Carol Keller and together they shared many years of marriage and raising a large family. This union of marriage was blessed with sons John, Timothy, Jacob and Anthony. They also extended their parental love and guidance to 17 foster children, positively impacting their lives for many years to come. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, and son Jackson Ragland. Burial in Mount Hope Kansas Cemetery.
Linda Kay (Rayl) Hart, 62, born Aug. 13, 1950, died June 15, 2013 in Salem, Oregon - unknown cause. Linda had lived in Oregon the last 20 years, moving from Wichita. She was a 1968 graduate of Hutchinson High School and 1970 graduate of Hutchinson Community College, a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. While in Kansas she was the former owner of Calico Corner Creations at the Hutchinson Mall, Town East and Town West. Linda retired from Macy's, Salem, Oregon, as Clinique counter manager. Her hobbies included reading, crafting and sewing, gardening and travel. She was married to Randall Hart in 1969, they were divorced in 1999. Burial in Fairlawn Memorial Park, Hutchinson, Ks.
Timothy Dale Regier, 72, died November 21, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson, KS. He was born October 2, 1950, in Newton, to Chester and Emma Regier. Tim graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1968, and from Kansas University with a BA of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1975. During his career he worked as a design engineer. Tim previously belonged to the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corp. He was also a past member of the Hutchinson Kennel Club. Tim is survived by: sister, Lynette Holderness (John), Rising Sun, Indiana; and brother, Dennis Regier (Kristine), Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Hutchinson Kennel Club, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Bruce Kent Reimer, 48, born May 22, 1950, died Sept., 3, 1998 in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., as the result of a traffic accident. He was a resident of Hummelstown, Pa. He was an engineer and a corrective-action coordinator for GPU Nuclear; a graduate of Kansas State University; had been a coach in the South Hanover Twp. softball league; and was a member of Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, Pa., and the TMI Golf League. Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Sellers Reimer ; two daughters, Molly and Melissa, at home; his father and stepmother, Ernest (died 2010() and Marian Reimer (died 2007) of Hutchinson, Kan.; and two brothers, Charles & Debbie Reimer, South Hutchinson and Steven & Janice Reimer, Hutchinson. His biological mother, Mary Reimer died in 1974.
Rex Allen Repass, 72, of Wichita, died February 14, 2023, at Legacy at College Hill in Wichita. He was born June 28, 1950, in Dodge City, to Bill and Frances Repass. Rex attended Hutchinson High School. After high school, he managed multiple bowling centers with his family. Along with his mother, Frances, Rex was a gifted bowler. He was also a big sports fan and enjoyed watching any New York sports team, especially the Yankees. Rex was also a fan of the NY Mets and NY Rangers. Rex is survived by his nieces, Jill Bontrager of Hutchinson and Joni Bontrager of Olathe. He was preceded in death by: his parents; infant brother, Billy Greg Repass, and sister, Kay Bontrager. Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. Memorials are suggested to the Rex Repass Memorial Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Charlotte Mae (Reynard) Ebbert, 68, formerly of Hutchinson, died peacefully August 29, 2019, surrounded by family and friends, in Lake Elsinore, CA., from congestive heart failure. She was born December 19, 1950, in Hutchinson, to Dale and Gladys (Holloway) Reynard. Charlotte married and moved to Iran before returning to Kansas, where she later divorced and moved to Texas. She resided in California for the last 30 years. Charlotte was a lover of life, as she believed in living life to the fullest with vibrancy and laughter. Funeral service September 14, 2019, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Burial in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, where she was laid to rest near her dear mother, Gladys.
On the night of June 21, 2021, Larry "Lar" Douglas Ringer, formerly of Waterloo, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep. Born on April 25, 1950 to Douglas and Ethel (Thrasher) Ringer, Larry grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas with his two sisters, Patricia Yamamoto (2004) and Janet Ringer (2016). He is survived by Patricia's husband Toshio Yamamoto, nieces Jennifer Yamamoto (Domenico Serafino), Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman (Terry Chapman), and their children, Noah and Kyla Chapman, as well as a number of relatives and friends throughout Canada and the United States. Larry attended the University of Kansas for Classical History, developing a lifelong fascination with the ancient past. Following his schooling he followed his siblings to Canada, finding work at the University of Toronto, Scarborough College as a Library Technician. A strong proponent of computers and technology, Larry was instrumental to Scarborough College Library implementing a digital catalogue and internet services, one of the first Canadian universities to have such a system. Outside of his work Larry enjoyed many hobbies. He continued with his research into ancient history, including recreating ancient battles through tabletop wargames, was deeply interested in science fiction and fantasy, and was a fan of baseball, especially his adopted home team; the Toronto Blue Jays. In his later years Larry was valued for his unique insight and perspective on life, especially by his great nephew Noah, who shares many of his interests and, inspired by Larry, has pursued an education in classical history and technology. In keeping with Larry's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Exeter (519-532-1220). Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com
William "Bill" Roberson, 72, of St. George, Ks won his fight with brain cancer on Friday, Sept. 16th, 2022, and entered into Heaven. Bill was born May 18, 1950, in Hutchinson, Ks, son of Thomas F. and Mary C. Roberson. Upon graduation in1968 from Hutchinson High School, he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Navy. After 6 years of seeing the world on a Naval ship, he returned to Hutchinson where he joined the Army Reserves, proudly serving this great country, he went on to receive his master's degree and taught Science for over 20 years at the middle school on Ft. Riley, KS. His retirement was filled with hobbies. He always had a passion for nature, horses, all things cowboy, travel, and art. Bill was a gentle giant with a heart to match; never too busy to lend an ear or help those he loved. He was a wonderful storyteller; his wit was guaranteed to make you laugh occasionally to the point of tears. His presence will be greatly missed but comfort is found in knowing his spirit lives on in all those he taught, called friend and his family. His father, mother, and youngest brother Allen, preceded him in death. He is survived by his older brother Wayne Roberson, Hutchinson, Ks, niece Michelle Turley and husband (Joe) Ft. Knox, KY, and great nephew Joseph Turley Jr. A graveside service with military honors was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday September 26, 2022, at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley, 5181 Wildcat Creek Road in Manhattan, KS. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill are suggested to Hope Ranch Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com
Ronnie E. Roberts, 60, of Hutchinson, born Aug. 26, 1950, died Oct. 13, 2010, cause unknown. He was the son to Harold E. "Toby" Roberts (died 2012) and Dorothy L. Lawrence Roberts (died July 2, 2006). Survivors include: daughters: Carrie Roberts and Kylee Branton; Brother Jeffrey and Karen Roberts, South Hutchinson; sisters, Carolyn Price and Wilmar Hinshaw, Janet and Richard Benson, and Annette Roberts Bush (died Feb. 16, 2012), all three of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Denver, Jayce and Fisher Roberts. Graveside services at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Hutchinson.