• Garden City

    James Murphy

    Lakin- James W. Murphy, 61, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Kearny County. He was born on October 26, 1957 at Greensboro, Pennsylvania the son of Charles & Joan (Huey) Murphy. He married Dorothy DeClaro in 1978 at Tucson, Arizona. He later married Dona Seeger in 1983 at Deerfield. James attended school at Benson, Arizona. He moved to Deerfield in 1982 and worked as a roofer at Garden City Roofing and Chambless Roofing before joining his son at Triple J Roofing & Construction in Lakin. He was a member of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing when off work. He was preceded in death by his…

  • Garden City

    Sandra Wiederstein

    Sandra Gail Wiederstein was called to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends. Born to Merle and Leona (Waymire) Wiederstein on November 10, 1959 in Garden City. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1977 and later earned a B.S. from Ft. Hays State University. She lived in Garden City her whole life. She worked 41 years caring for adults with special needs in Southwest Kansas. 15 years ago, she co-founded Karis with the dream of creating compassionate care for those she cared so deeply about. Sandra was a member of New Life Community Church, Girl Scouts of America, and…

  • Garden City

    Shirley Davis

    Shirley Anne Davis, age 84, of Elkhart, Kansas, received her Eternal Homecoming, Friday, March 15, 2019. She was born at home September 17, 1934, to Everett and Elaine Clinesmith and grew up in Southwest Kansas. Shirley graduated from Rolla High School and later attended Business School before going to work as a Teller at First State Bank in Elkhart, Kansas, where she served the community for 25 years. Shirley married Kenneth Davis on October 4, 1959. They were married 42 years and Shirley often said Kenneth was the love of her life. They farmed together and raised Lhaso Apso puppies. One of her favorite memories of their marriage was taking…

  • Lacygne

    Peggy Finley

    Peggy L. Finley, age 77, Webb City, Missouri passed away on Friday March 15, 2019 at Freeman West in Joplin, Missouri. She was born on October 9, 1941 at Fort Scott, Kansas the daughter of Charles Eldon and Mary Lillie Pellett Harper. She graduated from Fort Scott High School, Fort Scott Community College and Missouri Southern State University, where she received her Bachelor”s in Human Resources. Peggy was united in marriage to Carroll Finley on March 9, 1963 at the Hume United Methodist Church. She was a Methodist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Karen S.…

  • Lacygne

    William Scott

    William M. “Bill” Scott, age 94, Mound City, Kansas passed away on March 15, 2019 at his home near Mound City. Funeral services are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

  • Junction City

    Therese Marie Cimino

    Therese Marie Cimino Visitation: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am Rosary: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 11:30am to 12:00pm Service: Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00pm Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery Therese Marie Cimino, 48, of Junction City, KS died March 12, 2014 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. … More

  • Garden City

    Vernon E. Johnson

    HUGOTON — Vernon E. Johnson, 59, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.He was born May 19, 1959, in Blanding, Utah, to Vernon Leslie and Dorena Mae (McNutt) Johnson.He was previously married to Deb Clinesmith and Raynetta Mae.He moved to Hugoton in 1977 and graduated from Hugoton High School. He then began driving trucks for Halliburton, Premier Alfalfa and Dillco Fluid Service in Hugoton for many years.He is survived by his […]

  • Parsons

    Elaine McGavran

    PITTSBURG — Elaine McGavran, 76, of Pittsburg passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Elaine was an inspiration to all, especially during her 3 1/2-year jou

  • Garden City

    Jerry Clark Legler

    HEALY — Jerry Clark Legler, 94, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at her home in Glendale, Ariz.She was born on May 7, 1924, in Redondo Beach, Calif.She married Melton Clark of the U.S. Coast Guard on March 6, 1943 after they met during World War II. After his death in 1996, she married Billy Legler on Nov. 29, 1997.Following Clark’s discharge from the Coast Guard, the couple moved from California to a cattle ranch north of Kit Carson, Colo., back to Redondo Beach for […]

  • Garden City

    Leota Jewel Watkins

    DIGHTON — Leota Jewel Watkins was born June 13, 1931, to Albert (Alley) and Marguerite Watkins in Garnett, Kansas. She was greeted at birth by her five older sisters Kay, Nina, Gladys, Dorothy and Wanda. She had additional siblings Lea, Allen, Roxie and Vinita Kay. All nine of her siblings were close and shared a fierce loyalty and love for family that was certainly passed on.As a young girl, along with sisters Gladys and Lea, Mom would sing on the radio and for numerous […]

  • Salina

    Margaret M. Bennett

    HOLYROOD — Margaret M. Bennett, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Wilson. She was born April 16, 1925, in Clinchco, Va., to Steven and Elizabeth Ramsey. Margaret married Ralph Bennett on Oct. 29, 1944, in Clintwood. She was a longtime resident of Holyrood, where she was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the ladies’ auxiliary. She was a homemaker and a retired supervisor at Elkan in Ellsworth.Margaret is survived by her sons, Dr. […]

  • Salina

    June J. Hamilton

    BELOIT — June J. Hamilton, 98,  of Beloit, passed away Wednesday, March 13, at the Resident Care Center in Beloit. Roberts Family Funeral Service, Beloit, is handling arrangements. 

  • Salina

    Rowena M. Simpson

    MINNEAPOLIS — Rowena M. Simpson, 92, of Minneapolis, Kan., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis, is handling arrangements.  

  • Salina

    Dorothy Engle

    CHAPMAN — Dorothy Engle, 67, of Chapman, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.

  • Salina

    Elizabeth Legleiter

    HAYS — Elizabeth “Betty” Legleiter, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born July 1, 1932, in Schoenchen to Martin and Julia (Kronewitter) Dreher. She married Gerald H. Legleiter on Sept. 1, 1952.Survivors: sons, Neil Legleiter (Patty), of Hays, Gerald Legleiter Jr. and Kathy McGinnis, of Hays, Mark Legleiter (Kelly), of Topeka, and Patrick Legleiter (Tammy), of Hays; daughter, Diantha Doyle (Stuart), of Kearney, M0.; five grandchildren; and four […]

  • Salina

    Mary Marjorie McCants

    GOODLAND — Mary Marjorie “Marge” (Marcotte) McCants, 91, passed away March 8, 2019, at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born July 4, 1927, to Jewell (Miller) and Henry Marcotte. She married Robert R. McCants on Dec. 4, 1947.Survivors: children, Larry McCants (Brenda), and Randy McCants (Muriel); six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Beth Stull of Goodland, Carol Jones, of Concordia, and Pearl […]

  • Salina

    Nadine M. Stutzman

    BELLEVILLE — Nadine M. Stutzman, 89, passed away March 13, 2019. She was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Belleville, to Ival J. Stutzman and Vera (Baldwin) Stutzman.She served in secretarial positions for many years and was Republic Co. Register of Deeds from March 7, 1977, to Dec. 31, 1993. She served as the organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher for many years at First United Methodist Church, Belleville, and was a certified lay minister.She is […]