• Chanute

    Larry Joe Beck 1947-2018

    Larry Joe Beck, 71, Chanute, KS, passed away at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS on May 6, 2018. He was born in Chanute, KS on February 21, 1947 to Charles O. and Margaret Iyvonne (Tripp) Beck. He

  • Chanute

    Virginia Hilton 1918-2018

    Virginia Hilton, 99, Butler, Missouri passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 4, 2018 at Medicalodge of Butler where she resided for six weeks. Funeral was 2 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Mullina

  • Derby

    Greta Sue Parsons

    Greta Sue Parsons, 80, loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away May 6, 2018. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 and funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, both at Resthaven Mortuary.

  • Clay Center


    Catherine C. Houser, 91, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018. Catherine was born on a farm 10 miles south of Clay Center, Kansas, to Edwin and Ruth Schmale on July 21,1926. She was the…

  • Shawnee

    Doris Jane Beaver

              Doris “Jane” Beaver, 90, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2019. Jane was born November 30th 1927 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, KS to Noel B. and Agnes Scott. Jane spent her early years in Argentine, before growing up in the Merriam area. She was married to M.J. Beaver in 1951 and they raised three sons, Jeff, Joel, and Jon. Jane worked for many years in Olathe as the Children’s Librarian and she was a part of the Olathe Read Circle.  Jane and M.J. and their family were active members of Merriam Christian Church for over 65 years.  Jane served the church in many…

  • Hays

    Randy L. West

    Randy L. West, 58, Norton, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Andbe Home, Norton.Arrangements are pending at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.

  • Hays

    Berdena (Dena) Legere

    Berdena (Dena) Legere, 92, Hays, formerly of Graham County, died Friday, May 4, 2018.She was born Sept. 28, 1925, to August and Annie (Keith) Hildebrand.She married Don Legere on Oct. 19, 1946, in Hill City. He preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher and accomplished quilter.Survivors include five daughters, Becky Stites and husband, Doug, Ellis, Rhonda Yost, Salina, Nancy Harman and husband, Roger, Hays, Donna Seibel and husband, Greg, […]

  • Hays

    Peggy Kay (Hattrup) Lee

    Peggy Kay (Hattrup) Lee, 73, Hays, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at her home.She was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Dodge City to Bernard “Ben” and Mary (Schmidt) Hattrup. She attended St. Joseph Private School in Offerle and was a 1962 graduate of Windthorst High School. She attended the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend.She married John Edward Lee on May 27, 1995, in Offerle. She became a registered nurse. Her career included working at Hadley Hospital in Hays, Edwards […]

  • Hays

    Vincent ‘Vince’ Dreiling

    Vincent “Vince” Dreiling, 96, Hays, died Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Hays.He was born July 27, 1921, in Victoria to Balthazar and Elizabeth (Graf) Dreiling.He married Ellen Linenberger in 1946 in Victoria, and they celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage. She preceded him in death March 20, 2015. After the war, he married and held several positions for the City of Hays. He implemented the building codes and inspection program and held that […]

  • Hays

    Dr. Gerald John Thouvenelle

    Dr. Gerald John Thouvenelle, long-time and well-respected veterinarian across central Kansas, and resident of Russell died at Russell Regional Hospital as the result of a truck accident Sunday, April 29, 2018.He was born Feb. 14, 1951, in Fort Benning, Ga., to Gerald Jack and Margaret Rose “Peggy” (Bibza) Thouvenelle. He graduated from Iolani High School in Honolulu and Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., with a bachelor of science degree in 1973. He then attended […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Doug Bengtson

     Doug Bengtson, proud son of Norman and Ingrid Bengtson, died at no other place than he wanted to be, on the family farm, on April 22, 2018. He was a long time resident of Lindsborg. Born Nov. 1, 1955, he is survived by his sister Deborah “Angel” Bengtson Koelling and several aunts, uncles and cousins.On Dec. 7, 1991, Doug received a certificate of appreciation from the City of Lindsborg to acknowledge his civil service to the betterment of the entire Lindsborg […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Norma J. Wedel

    Norma J. Wedel, 82, died May 6, 2018 at Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton.  She was born May 22, 1935 in McPherson County, the daughter of Alpha and Eva Unruh Wedel.  She is survived by brother Eldon (Illa), Galva; sisters, Betty (Kenneth) Vogts, Moundridge, Dorothy Wedel (Paul Sanford), Newton; sister-in-law, Geneva Wedel, Moundridge; and 8 nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Darold; sister Virginia Koehn; step […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Wanda Claire Hannaford Burk

    MARION — Wanda Claire Hannaford Burk died peacefully at the age of 89 at her home on May 1, 2018 in the presence of her loving family. Wanda was born in Marion on Aug. 4, 1928. Her parents were Roger W. “Mike” Hannaford and Norma Sigrid McCullough Hannaford. She was baptized in the Marion Presbyterian Church in Marion, and was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church her entire life. Wanda attended Marion schools and graduated in 1946 from Marion High School. She attended Colorado […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Pat L. Jordan

    Pat L. Jordan, 78, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018, surrounded by family at Pleasant View Home, Inman. Pat moved from Miltonvale, to McPherson, in 1987. She worked in food service at Sanofi Winthrop, the Pear Tree, and J D’s Kwik Burger, all of McPherson.Pat was born on March 1, 1940, in Jamestown, the daughter of Bernard and Aileen B. (Smith) Holt. She graduated from Randall High School in 1958. Pat was united in marriage to Walter A. Guy in 1958. She married A. Ralph […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Jaclan “Jackie” Kaye

    Jaclan “Jackie” Kaye Lanam, 76, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital. Jackie worked as a C.N.A. at Grace and St. Elizabeth hospitals and as a cashier at Wal-Mart.Jackie was born on March 1, 1942, in Pratt, the daughter of Melvin Francis “Jack” and Laree Eileen (Cannon) Taylor. She attended schools in Winfield, Ark City, and graduated from Hutchinson High School. She also attended Central Christian College, McPherson. She […]

  • Shawnee

    Tammye Raye Renzenberger

    Tammye Raye Renzenberger, 42 of Trimble, MO passed away Sunday, May 6th, 2018.  Tammye was born on February 5, 1976 to Bill and Marty (Jackson) Renzenberger.  She was proceeded in death by her mother.  Tammye is survived by her children Britney, Hannah and Peyton, her father Bill and her sisters Shellye and Cindy.  Tammye grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and attended Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.  A homemaker as an adult, Tammye loved nothing more than her 3 children.  You could always find Tammye listening to her favorite country music, rooting on her favorite teams, the KC Royals and the Chiefs.  She also enjoyed cooking, camping, taking trips with her…