• Chanute

    Wiles service

    A graveside service will be 2 pm Saturday, May 26 at Earlton Cemetery for Robert Joseph Wiles, 90, Chanute, who passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 in Chanute. 

  • Chanute

    Terry Ruark 1962-2018

    Terry Ruark, 56, Parsons, died at 12:09 am Monday, May 21, 2018, surrounded by family, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, where he entered Saturday. He had been in failing health sev

  • Shawnee

    Todd C. Brinkman

    Todd Brinkman, 67, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 22nd, 2018 from a yearlong battle with cancer.  He was born on October 28th, 1950 in St. Louis, MO.  Todd was a Vietnam veteran.  Todd is survived by his fiancé, Jan Reintjes; sister, Ronne Bechtel; brother, Phil Brinkman; along with numerous nieces and nephews.  The family would like to send a thank you to Olathe Hospice and Shawnee Mission Cancer Center for their sincere care of Todd. Services Graveside service will be at Resurrection Cemetery, W. 83rd St & Quivira Rd, Lenexa, KS 66214, at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29th.  Contributions In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may…

  • Derby

    Doris Elaine Watkins

    MULVANE – Doris Elaine Watkins, 90, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. Visitation 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23, family greeting friends from 5:00 -7:00 pm at Smith Mortuary, 501 S.E. Louis Blvd., Mulvane, Kan. Memorial Service 10:00…

  • Manhattan


    Harold Alfred Munson, born February 14, 1934 at Garrison, Kansas (Pottawatomie County). Died May 4, 2018 at Kent, Washington. Son of Frank A. Munson & Ida A. Anderson. Confirmed June 26, 1949 at Olsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. Military Service: Army,…

  • Clay Center


    Kaye Maloy, our beautiful mother, grandmother and best friend found eternal peace on April 30, 2018. She was born April 11, 1942 in Talmage, Kansas to her parents Alfred and Bonnie Gibbs Koelling. She grew up on the farm and…

  • Shawnee

    Donna J. Thomas

    Donna J. Thomas, 76, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away Monday, May 21, 2018.  Donna was born on May 13, 1942 to William and Anna (Zedler) Lindsey in Yorktown, Texas.   She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Gerald Thomas; a daughter Dawn Waldo; a son Daryl Thomas and her grandchildren. Service A visitation will be at 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, May 24 at Amos Family Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10:00 am Friday, May 25 at Amos Family Funeral Home with a burial to follow at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.   Contributions Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 225…

  • Hays

    Lee Don Scott

    Lee Don Scott, 63, Oberlin, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Gateway in Oberlin; burial in Oberlin Cemetery.Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

  • Hays

    Kenneth Fredrick Lyle

    Kenneth Fredrick Lyle, 76, Natoma, formerly of Russell and Wilson, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.He was born May 21, 1941, in Alexandria, Ky., to Kenneth Key and Constance L. (Penquiley) Lyle. He attended school in Alexandria.He married Linda Evelyn Wells on Dec. 6, 1961, in Miami, Okla.He worked for Red Tiger Drilling and was the supervisor of Rig No. 8.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, of the […]

  • Hays

    Naomi Marie Eilers

    Naomi Marie Eilers, 17, Plainville, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at Rooks County Health Center, Plainville.She was born Jan. 13, 2001, in Hays to Jay Allen Eilers and Liza Faye Burgess. She was a junior at Plainville High School.She worked at the Cardinal Drive-In in Plainville.Survivors include her mother, of the home in Plainville; her father, Plainville; her siblings, Brooklyn Eilers, Lillian Eilers, Janey Eilers, Liam Burgess, Jayde Hosier, Keylee Hosier, […]

  • Hays

    Additional services (May 22, 2018)

    Kaye Maloy, 76, died Monday, April 30, 2018.Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center; inurnment in Greenridge Cemetery, Industry. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m Friday at the funeral Home.  The Hays Daily News will publish an obituary free for people with direct ties to the area. More information can be added for additional cost. Obituaries also can be […]

  • Winfield

    Joseph A. Castillo

    Joseph A. Castillo Send Flowers July 17, 1922 – May 21, 2018 Joseph A. Castillo, 95, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2018 at Chaucer Estates in Wichita.Born July 17, 1922 in Veracruz, Mexico, View full obituary

  • Manhattan

    Virginia D. Simmons

    Virginia Dare Simmons, 95, of Manhattan, KS, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, passed away Monday, May 21st, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was an assembler for Thomas Industries in Hopkinsville, KY for over 28 yrs.

  • Shawnee

    Kara Jameson Sinsel

    Kara Sinsel, 50, of Shawnee, KS, passed away, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House.  Kara was born September 2, 1967 in Kansas City, MO. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School. She worked as a licensed massage therapist. She was very generous with her time serving a variety of charities. She volunteered giving massages to patients for Kansas City Hospice. She was a member of the Overland Park 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Kara joined the LDS church on August 9, 1990 and served a mission in upstate New York. She married Chris Sinsel on April…

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Robert Daryl Bechtel

    Robert Daryl Bechtel, 87, died May 13, 2018. He was born in Chicago on April 2, 1931, the eldest of four children to The Rev. Kenneth and Katheryn Bechtel.He attended McPherson College from 1949 to 1953 where he earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, and track and field. He set school records in the 2-mile run, placed fifth at NIAA national championships, and was inducted into the McPherson College Hall of Fame in 2005.He married Clara Domann in 1952 and she […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Clifford Earl Karraker

    Clifford Earl Karraker, 88, passed away at 12:41 p.m., on May 15th, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House, McPherson.He was born on his parents’ farm in Rural Climax, on June 10, 1929, the son of May Bessie (Higbee) and Earl Leroy Karraker.He attended Greenwood County Schools in Quincy.He belonged to Hopefield Mennonite Church, Moundridge.Clifford honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.He was a […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Lenore Alice Carpenter

    Lenore Alice Carpenter, 88, died May 13, 2018, at Clarity Pointe Memory Care, Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born April 15, 1930, in McPherson, the daughter of Soren Sorensen and Anne Roselyn Straka. Lenore married A. Dale Carpenter Oct. 12, 1950 at McPherson. Dale died April 17, 2015.Lenore discovered an interest in bookkeeping/accounting as a young teen, working summers at International Harvester in McPherson. A Great Bend resident since 1959, she was employed for many years at […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Leslie Hamilton “Les” Funk

    Leslie Hamilton “Les” Funk, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada passed away Jan. 30, 2018 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital Les was born in McPherson, on Sept. 14, 1936, a son of Amanda Valentine (Nelson) and Corwin Hamilton Funk. Les attended the McPherson grade schools and graduated from McPherson High School, in 1954. He then attended and graduated from McPherson College in 1962. He later attended and graduated from the Insurance Institute of America. He attended […]