• Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: John Jones

    John “Phillip” Jones, 71, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 14, 2020) with his loving wife by his side. Visitation and viewing will be held from 12:30  to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home followed by the memorial service at 1:30 p m. Burial will be at Walnut Valley Cemetery, El Dorado.Phillip was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Emporia to parents John Brodie Jones and Eleanor (Salmons) Jones. He lived in Emporia until the […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Leroy Hill

    Augusta— Leroy Merton Hill, 78, of Augusta,  passed away Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2020) at home in Augusta. Leroy was born in Benton on Dec. 27, 1941, to the late Olive Lucille (Bloir) and Merton Phillip Hill. There will be no service and burial will take place at Benton Cemetery, Benton.

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Ken McClure

    Ken McClure, 62, of Douglass, passed away Friday (Jan. 17, 2020) in Andover. Rosary will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, (Jan. 22, 2020) followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Augusta.Ken was born in Wichita, on June 1, 1957, to the late Irene Ann (Nuessen) and Arthur Joseph McClure. He graduated from Bluestem High School. He worked as a farmer, and in transportation at Spirit where he retired from. Ken enjoyed being […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Marilyn Renee Reiserer

    Marilyn Renee Reiserer, 81, of El Dorado passed away on Jan.  15, 2020 Marilyn was born on Oct.15, 1938, to Helen and Alvin Burnham in Eureka, Kansas, she was the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Eureka High School in 1956, and married Jim Reiserer, the love of her life. Marilyn loved her family with everything she had and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the most. Marilyn’s work career in the County Clerk’s Office at the […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Phillip R. Kingsley

     Philip Ray Kingsley, 89, of Leon, passed away Friday (Jan. 10, 2020) in El Dorado.Philip was born in Leon, KS on October 4, 1930, to the late Fern Rae (Arnold) and Clarence O. Kingsley. He served in the U.S. Marines in Korea. Philip did many different things being a farmer of cattle, horses, chickens, wheat and milo, working at Beechcraft and working at Arnold and Harvey Feed & Grain. Philip retired as a railroad mechanic at Union Tank. On February 6, 1953 he married […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Raymond Valadez

    Lifelong El Dorado resident Raymond Valadez died Monday (Jan. 13, 2020) at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield. He was 97 years of age.Raymond was born February 6, 1922, in El Dorado, the son of Miguel and Andrea (Ramirez) Valadez. He was the middle of 7 children born to this union.He grew up in El Dorado and graduated with the high school class of 1940. After high school he went to Electrician school.In June of 1942, Raymond was united in marriage to Mary Alejos in El […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Rose Appleman

      Augusta – Rose Elizabeth Appleman, 85, passed away on Thursday (Jan. 9, 2020). Rose was born on Tuesday, November 13, 1934, in Ames, Oklahoma, to John and Pauline (Whicker) Thompson. She married Charles “Charlie” Appleman on July 1, 1955, in Joplin, Missouri. Rose was a housewife. She enjoyed her friends, traveling, camping, sewing and playing the piano. Rose loved her family, and her dog, Roscoe, very much. […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Barbara L. Sutton

    Barbara L. SuttonBarbara L. Sutton, 87, passed away on January 9, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Clee) Reddingter, four stepchildren; Sue Anderson, Gail Sutton, Von Bush, Don Sutton, sisters, Nancy Gordon and Theresa Caudillo, brother, Louis Capper, five grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial Services to be held in Indiana at a later date. 

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Marilyn L. Reiss

    Marilyn L. Reiss Marilyn L. Reiss (Greenbank) passed to heaven on January 1 at 5:45 am. She was the oldest daughter of James W. and Nadine Greenbank of Eldorado. Younger brother, Grant, deceased from airplane crash. Survived by younger sister, Doris (Wayne) Livingson, son Terry Betsher, Marcy Mallinson (John) of Houston, Lisa Attrill (Reiss) (David) of Round Rock, Texas. Also, survived by Grandaughters: Terra Betsher, Deanna Betsher, Elisha Attrill, and Isabelle Attrill. […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Nancy C. Janssen

    Nancy C. Janssen, 80, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Friday (Jan. 10, 2020) at Pleasant View Home, Inman. She was a retired secretary for American Maplan.Nancy was born on Aug. 10, 1939, in McPherson, the daughter of Orville Roy and Irene (Bair) Blair. She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Dean Janssen, and he preceded her in death in 1968.She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was Past Unit, District, and State President. She was […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Pete “Cassie” Theodore Gomez Jr.

    Pete “Cassie” Theodore Gomez Jr., 67, El Dorado, passed away on Jan. 8, 2020 in El Dorado.Pete was born on September 20, 1952 in El Dorado; the son of Pete Theodore and Opheila (Quinones) Gomez Sr.Pete was a lifelong El Dorado resident, he graduated from El Dorado High School. For over 30 years, Pete worked in the street department for the city of El Dorado. Pete was a jokester, his laugh was infectious and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Eldon Teter

    Those who knew him, would not forget him.Eldon Teter of Teterville went to heaven to feed Jesus’ cows on Wednesday (Jan. 8, 2020) around 5 p.m., at the Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old.Eldon was born on August 2, 1942, in El Dorado, the eldest son of Albert Ewing and Rachel Patsy (Adams) Teter. He was raised in the Burns area and graduated from El Dorado High School with the class of 1960.In August 1960, while at […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Gary LeRoy Agard

    Gary LeRoy Agard Gary LeRoy Agard, 84, of Augusta, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 8, 2020). Gary was born in Wichita on March 11, 1935, to Madeline Grace (Skaer) Davis and Roy L. Agard. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major. He was later a maintenance supervisor at Exxon Mobil Oil. On November 21, 1981, he married Norma (Gardner) Millison Agard in Augusta, who survives him. He is also survived by: daughters, Garrie Lynne Kancewick […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Martha Marie Barnes

    Martha Marie Barnes, 88, of Augusta, KS, passed away Thursday (Jan. 9, 2020) in Andover. Martha was born in rural Minneapolis on Aug. 9, 1931, to the late Grace Eva (Burkholder) and Allen Jacob Heberly. She was a transportation director for the Andover School District. On Feb.  1, 1950 she married Marvin K. Barnes in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Lester, Robert, Donald, Maurice, Adrian, Clair, and Verlin Heberly; half […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obit: Charles “Chuck” C. Brewer

    Charles “Chuck” C. Brewer, 70, of Potwin passed away on January 6, 2020 near El Dorado.Chuck’s life began on February 28, 1949 in Wichita. He was the son of George C. and Elva (Frankenberg) Brewer. Chuck is a 1967 graduate of Wichita East High School and a 1975 graduate of Wichita State University. He was united in marriage to Susan Wise on February 14, 1970, in Andover. Chuck was retired from the United State Postal Service and was a mail carrier in El Dorado. He enjoyed hunting, […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Ruby L. Swick

    Ruby L. Swick, 97, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2020) at The Cedars in McPherson. She retired from Farmers Alliance Insurance where she worked in the accounting department. Ruby was born on October 13, 1922, in Drumright, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank W. and Loya (Wilson) Wingrove. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1940. Ruby was united in marriage to Dean W. Swick on Jan. 20, 1946, in McPherson. He preceded her in death on July 3, […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Nancy (Nano) Ann Kieffer Stilgenbauer

     Feb. 16, 1934 – Jan. 1, 2020 Nancy Kieffer Stilgenbauer, age 85, born Feb. 16, 1934, died Jan. 1, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Nancy was born in National City, California, on Feb. 16, 1934 to Sarah Virginia “Gigi” (Grider) and Clinton Edward Kieffer. The family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1935 and she attended schools there, graduating from Central High School and St. Joseph Junior College (Missouri Western); she sang […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: David Andrus

    C. David “Dave” Andrus, 67, of Porter, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at a hospital in Kingwood, Texas, after a brief illness.Dave was born in El Dorado on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1952, to Fred G. and Verna Lee (Black) Andrus. He graduated from El Dorado High School with the class of 1970 and went on to study at Oklahoma State Institute of Technology. He had been employed by MTU America Inc., a Rolls-Royce Power Systems Company, for the past 29 years, most […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Herbert Dee Lowrance

    Herbert Dee Lowrance, Jr., 74, of Augusta, passed away Thursday (Jan. 2, 2020) at home.Herbert was born in El Dorado on June 14, 1945, to the late Opal LaVerne (Rader) and Herbert Dee Lowrance, Sr. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic. Herbert retired as a correction officer at the El Dorado honor camp, Kansas Department of Corrections. In 1974 he married Patricia (Manley) who survives him.He is also survived by: sons, Herb Lowrance, III and wife Liz of Tom’s River, New […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Delorise M. Davis

    Delorise  M. Davis, 72,  Went to be with our Lord and Savior on Dec. 23, 2019 at home with her family by her side. She was born on August 16, 1947 in Danville, Illinois to Joseph and Katherina Mary “Hughes” Roose. Delorise had many different talents that she used throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed watching wrestling; planting flowers and gardening. Delorise enjoyed being outside in nature. She really enjoyed baking and loved having flour fights with her children and grandchildren. […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Larry Allan Brown

    Larry Allan Brown, 73, received his angel wings Sunday (Dec. 22, 2019). He passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Larry was born on Feb. 16, 1946, in Topeka, to Lawrence and Wilma Brown. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served two tours in Vietnam during his service.He loved coaching and watching his children play sports. He was an avid sports fans, attending KU basketball games while living in Lawrence.In 1995, Larry moved to the El Dorado area and married his […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Bertha West

    Bertha West, 67, of Douglass, passed away Saturday (Dec. 28, 2019) in Wichita. Bertha was born in Wichita on Nov. 19, 1952, to the late Ada (Seeber) and Roy Maness. She retired as an expeditor at Beechcraft/Raytheon. Bertha enjoyed gardening, watching Dallas Cowboys and KU Basketball and playing spades at her home with family. In 1976 she married James E. West in Wichita. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Donna Jean McGuire

    Donna Jean McGuire, 74, passed away December 27, 2019 in El Dorado.Donna was born October 29, 1945 in Wichita, the daughter of Lyle and Bettie Dill. Donna was united in marriage to Carl McGuire on October 28, 1965. She was a stay-at-home mother who devoted her time and love to her husband, daughter, grandchildren, and great grandson.Donna is survived by her loving husband Carl, daughter Sherry Bilson, Grandchildren Isaac Johnson and Tori (Josh) Miller; great grandson Jace Johnson, […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Candace “Candy” Gay Livengood

    Candace “Candy” Gay Livengood (Watkins) (Small), 73, of Augusta, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 24, 2019) in Augusta. Candace was born July 20, 1946, in Wichita, to the late Janice (Corley) and George L. “Pat” Small.Candace retired as a Kansas Turnpike Authority toll collector after 26 years of service.In 1965, she married John P. Watkins Jr. in Augusta; he preceded her in death. In 2005, she married Eugene Livengood in El Dorado; he preceded her in death. […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Delorise M. Davis

     Delorise M. Davis, 72, Home health caregiver, passed away on Dec. 23, 2019, at her home with her family at her side. She was born on August 16, 1947 in Danville, Illinois, to Joseph and Katherina Mary “Hughes” Roose. Delorise had many different talents that she used throughout her life time. She enjoyed watching wrestling; planting flowers and gardening. Delorise enjoyed being outside in nature.  She really enjoyed baking and loved having flour fights with her children and […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Mary Jesse Garcia

    Mary Jesse Garcia, 93, of Redlands, California, formerly of Augusta, passed away Dec. 20, 2019, at home.Mary Jesse was born Nov. 27, 1926, in El Paso, Texas, to the late Beatriz (Sefuentes) and Alejandro Cabrales. On May 1, 1945, she married Rosalio Charles Garcia. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2005.She is survived by daughter, Anita Melton of Calimesa, California; grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Melton; great-grandchildren, Alex Melton, Amber Caldwell and Jacob Melton; […]

  • Augusta,  El Dorado

    Obituary: Kathlene Morrow

    Kathlene Ruth Morrow, 33, of El Dorado, passed away on Dec. 7, 2019. She was born on August 25, 1986 in Independence, KS to Joel C. Williams Sr., and Sheryl Own (Lemke). She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah with her grandmother, Sharon Owen most of her life, later being adopted by Shirley Williams of Keokuk, IA. Kathlene graduated from Davis Co. High School in Bloomfield, Iowa in 2004. She loved her children more than life itself and did any and everything to make sure they were happy. She […]