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    Lila Marie (German) Atwell

    Lila Marie (German) Atwell, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Salina Regional Health Center.Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Norton Christian Church; private family burial in Norton Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton.

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    Barbara G. (Bange) Rietcheck

    Barbara G. (Bange) Rietcheck, 86, Hoxie, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Sheridan County Health Complex Independent Living, Hoxie.She was born April 28, 1933, in rural Oakley to Joseph Herman and Anna Mary (Schwarz) Bange.She married Alfred John Rietcheck on Aug. 25, 1956, in Seguin. She was a bookkeeper for Grinnell Coop (Seguin Branch).Survivors include her husband, of the home; 11 sons, Donald Rietcheck, Ronald Rietcheck and Roger Rietcheck, all of Hoxie, Gerald […]

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    Anita June (Whitney) Wyatt

    Anita June (Whitney) Wyatt, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Andbe Home, Norton.Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Norton Christian Church; burial in Norton Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton. 

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    Daniel L. Quigley

    DANIEL L. QUIGLEYDaniel Lee Quigley, age 64, of Manhattan, died Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Kindred Hospital-The Heights, in Houston, Texas.Dan was born on April 1, 1955 in Great Bend, Kansas the son of Clarence and Virginia (Reed) Quigley.  He grew up in the Hays, Kansas area and graduated from Hays High School in 1973.On June 14, 1975 in Hays, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Schmidt.  She survives at their home in Manhattan.At the […]

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    Marjorie Beaman

    Marjorie Beaman, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.Survivors include her children, Linda Wright and husband, Timothy. Nancy Powers and husband, Paul, and Britt H. Beaman; eight grandchildren, Erin Dye, Kara Wolfsdorf, Kaitlin Cohen, Delaney Wright, Leslie Stegenga, Aaron Powers, Joel Powers and Heidi Diekman; 15 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray; her parents; two […]

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    Ann Elizabeth “Bitsy” Hinkel

    Ann Elizabeth “Bitsy” Hinkel, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Denton, Texas.She was born April 16, 1938, in Hays to Arthur Lawrence and Anne Elizabeth Reed. She graduated from Ellis High School and the University of Kansas School of Nursing where she earned a bachelor of science degree.She married Roy Cooper Hinkel on June 4, 1961. She was a devoted mother to three children, had a passion for cooking and good food, socializing, playing bridge, reading, and […]

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    Lila Klein

    Lila Mae (Sander) Klein, 85, Wichita, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Wichita.She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Pfeifer to John P. and Eva (Braun) Sander. She grew up in Pfeifer, attended the Pfeifer Grade School and was a 1952 graduate of Victoria High School.She married Elmer J. Klein on April 18, 1953, in Victoria. She was a homemaker.She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Wichita.She enjoyed gardening, crafts, […]

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    Mary Joan Sage

    Mary Joan Sage, 89, Phillipsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Norton County Hospital.She was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Cherryvale to Frank and Cora Parret.Survivors include a son, S. Scott, Phillipsburg; a daughter, Stephanie Dusin, Phillipsburg; two sisters, Nelda Hutsell, Edmond, Okla.; and Barbara DeWitz, Conaway Springs, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great -grandchildren.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Phillipsburg; burial in […]

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    Bradley Lane Funk

    Bradley Lane Funk, 47, St. George, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.He was born Feb. 8, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas to Larry Dean and Carolyn L. (Wilson) Funk. He graduated from Manhattan High School, attended the Air Force Academy and returned to Kansas State University where he obtained a master’s degree in accounting.He was the owner and operator of Funk & Associates Accounting.Survivors include his three children, Emmalee Funk, Raleigh, N.C., Abbygale Funk, […]

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    Brad Hrabe

    Brad Hrabe, 62, Stockton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Downs.He was born Nov. 19, 1956, in Hays to Doyal and Dorothy (Thyfault) Hrabe.He married Cathy (Burgess) Hrabe on April 20, 2001.Survivors include his wife; a son, Trevis Hrabe; two daughters, Kelse Schneider and Jackie Hrabe; a stepdaughter, Mashell Arens; two brothers, Christopher Hrabe and Alec Hrabe; a sister, Regina Muir; and 13 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents.Services […]

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    Patricia “Pat” Meyers

    Patricia “Pat” Meyers, 68, Plainville, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at her home.Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plainville, Cemetery.A book signing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville.

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    Terry Wayne Ault

    Terry Wayne Ault, 70, of Hays, Kansas passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home. Terry was born July 22, 1949 in Hays, Kansas. He was one of three children born to William C. and Evelyn G. Ault. He grew up and attended schools in Hays, KS, graduating from Hays High School and then graduating from Kansas State University in Manhattan.He returned to Hays upon graduation, where he begin his career and started his own family, with wife Jane, a son, […]

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    Patricia “Pat” Fisher

    Patricia “Pat” Fisher, 61, Hays, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.She was born Dec. 27, 1957, in Hays to A.P. and Catherine (Kuhn) Leiker. She was a 1975 graduate of Hays High School.She married Darrell “Munch” Fisher on Sept. 14, 1985, in Ellis.She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.She enjoyed sewing, baking and especially family time.Survivors include her husband, Hays; two daughters, Chelsey […]

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    Verlin (Butch) Engel

    Verlin (Butch) Engel4/16/44 – 7/6/19Our dad could do anything. Born in Hays, America (aka Hays, KS), dad grew up with four sisters (Norma, Imelda “Millie”, Elgerine, Phyllis) and two brothers (Clayton, Darrell) on a farm in Ellis, KS with their parents Florian and Clara, where he learned numerous skills, including the curiosity and desire to make ‘stuff’.In 1966 he married and moved to California, where he started a family and a 45-year career […]

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    Judith Ellen (Peterson) Driscoll

    Judith Ellen (Peterson) Driscoll, 77, Russell, died Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.She was born March 19, 1942 in York, Neb., to Edward Theodore and Wreatha Irene (Talbot) Peterson. She graduated from Manhattan High School and Kansas State University.She married Jerry Dean Driscoll on November of 1962. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2005.She was a physical therapist at a nursing home in Colby.Survivors include a daughter, Debora D. […]

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    Diana Marie (Stites) Leichliter

    Diana Marie (Stites) Leichliter was born on 6-18-‘55 in Colorado Springs CO. and went home to be with the Lord at her home in Bennington NE, on 8-19-‘19.  She succumbed to complications associated with Huntington’s Disease.She was preceded in death by her Mother Shirley and her Father Paul.  Diana is survived by her Husband John P. (Phil) Leichliter, Son Caleb D. Leichliter, Daughter-in-Law Andrea (Russo) Leichliter, Grandchildren Juliana, […]

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    Charles L. Broadwell

    Charles L. Broadwell, age 82, of Fairfield, California, passed away August 29, 2019, at his home. He was born July 20, 1937 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Charles Broadwell and Margaret (Ince) Pierce. Charles went to India Rural School and went on to graduate from Lawrence High School with the class of 1955. He continued his education at the University of Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1959.In 1960, Charles began his career in the United States […]

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    Charlotte Ann Wyatt

    On Friday, September, 6, 2019, Charlotte Ann Wyatt, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 86 at her home south of Gorham.She was born on October 29, 1932 in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Chester C. and Isabelle (Archibald) Gates. On August 13, 1954, she was united in marriage to Richard Wyatt in Hastings.Ann will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend of 65 years; Richard L. Wyatt, her precious children; Nancy A. Seitz, […]

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    Pastor Harlan Robert Palser

    Pastor Harlan Robert Palser, 87, Russell, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.Survivors include include his wife of 38 years, Darlene, of the home; a daughter, Ellen Kroeger, Apex, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Kathy Hickert, Russell, Trudy Boyd, Ankeny, Iowa, and Cindy Suppes, La Crosse; three grandchildren; 11 additional grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn.A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. […]

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    Magdelena “Lena” Zerr

    Magdelena “Lena” Zerr, 93, Grainfield, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.She was born March 18, 1926, in Gove County.She married Leo Zerr on Oct. 1, 1946. He preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1996. She was a homemaker.Survivors include two sons, Willie Zerr, Minneapolis, and Charlie Robben, Kansas City, Mo.; eight daughters, Maryann Kaiser, Bennington, Esther Leiker, Gardner, Kathy Ziegler, Winfield, Louise Hein, La Crosse, Micki Quint, Hays, Flo […]

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    Ronald F. “Ron” Munsch

    Ronald F. “Ron” Munsch, 69, Schoenchen, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.He was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Hays to Whitey and Leanore (Leiker) Munsch.He married Rita Ellis in 1976. He was a truck driver for Whitey Munsch Trucking, a ringman for Bob Munsch Real Estate and Auction, and worked for Town and Country Well Service.He was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, cooking, and barbequing hogs for picnics and […]

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    James (Jim) Lewis Hilmes

    James (Jim) Lewis Hilmes, age 88 passed away on August 31, 2019 at Via Christi Village, Hays, Kansas. He was born on October 30, 1930 in Ransom, Kansas, the son of Joseph and Mary (Kraus) Hilmes. He was raised on the family farm north of Ransom along with his two brothers and three sisters. He attended a one room elementary school near the family dwelling and graduated from Ransom High School in 1949. James was extremely proud of his military service to his country. He enlisted in the […]

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    Rodney Lee “Rod” Milke

    Rodney Lee “Rod” Milke, 60, Hays, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, after a year-long courageous battle with brain cancer, at Hays Medical Center.He was born Nov 4, 1958, in Plainville to Clarence C. and Vera Rose (Jacobs) Milke. He graduated from Plainville High School and moved to Casper Wyo., to attend trade school.He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Munjor Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 11492, and Bishop Cunningham Fourth […]

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    Carolyn E. (Meyer) Wright

    Carolyn E. (Meyer) Wright, 80, Hoxie, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Sheridan County Health Complex Long Term Care.She was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Quinter to Michael and Regina (Phlieger) Meyer.She married James L. Wright on June 1, 1959, in Oakley. He preceded her in death. She was a school cook for USD 412.Survivors include two sons, James Wright, Great Bend, and Bill Wright, Rose Hill; a brother, Tony Meyer, Hoxie; a sister, Ilene Schwartz, Hays; five grandchildren; […]

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    Joseph Stegman, Jr.

    Joseph Stegman Jr., 85, Hays, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Park West Plaza – Legend Senior Living, Wichita.He was born July 8, 1934, northeast of Ness City to Joseph and Regina Jacobs Stegman. He was a 1952 graduate of Ness City High School and Fort Hays State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.He married Marjorie Ann Jones on Dec. 28, 1957, in Hays. She preceded him in death Oct. 27, 2015. He served as a teacher and administrator for 37 […]

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    Nadine May (Woolen) Tacha

    Nadine May (Woolen) Tacha, 91, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County .Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Jennings Cemetery, Jennings.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.

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    Rose E. Haskett

    Rose E. Haskett, 97, Agra, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Colonial Villa Nursing Home, Alma, Neb.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, all at the funeral chapel.

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    David L. “Dave” Walters

    David L. “Dave” Walters, 69, Phoenix, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.He was born April 23, 1950, in Hays to Cyril and Catherine (Billinger) Walters. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy in 1968, Emporia State University and Arizona State University.He worked in hospital administration in the BannerHealth System in Phoenix.He was remembered for his bravery and determination in overcoming paralyzing injuries from a debilitating diving accident as a […]

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    James L. Hilmes

    James L. Hilmes, 88, Hays, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Via Christi Village.Arrangements are pending at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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    Jacqueline Louise Lamer Lockwood

    Sweet Jackie passed into eternal rest in May of this year.Born October 7, 1949, Jacqueline Louise Lamer (known as Jay and Jackie to her friends and family) grew up in Hays, Kansas. Her father, Stanley “Willy” Lamer owned the Lamer Hotel, the tallest building in Hays and a throwback to the good old days of bell hops and dumbwaiters. As a child, Jay spent summers riding her horse Cookie and winters skating on frozen cow ponds. She loved growing up in Hays, and enjoyed […]

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    Pamela L. “Pam” Koerner

    Pamela L. “Pam” Koerner, 60, Hays, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Hays Good Samaritan Society.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.A vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, both at the funeral home.A complete obituary will follow. […]

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    Joyce Dee (Hays) Richardson

    Joyce Dee (Hays) Richardson, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton.She was born Aug. 24, 1936, southwest of Alton in Mt. Ayr Township in Osborne County to Otto and Pearl (Strutt) Hays. She was a 1954 graduate of Natoma Rural High School.She married Donald L. Richardson on July 14, 1962, in Osborne. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2011. She was a secretary in the Stockton school system until retirement in 1995.Survivors include her […]

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    Dorothy Staab

    Dorothy Staab, 97, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.She was born May 4, 1922, east of Catharine to Kilian and Anna Giebler.She married Felix A. Staab on Oct. 12, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1960. She worked 36 years as a nurse assistant at St. Anthony and Hadley Hospitals, retiring at the age of 77.She was a member of the Christian Mother’s Alter Society of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.Life was hard but love was plentiful. Her life was centered […]

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    Loree M. Riggs

    Loree M. Riggs, 97, Hays, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.Arrangements are pending at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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    Pamela Kaye (Weckman) Reisig

    Pamela Kaye (Weckman) Reisig, 71, Russell, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.She was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Leavenworth to Dean Keats and Mary Kathryn (Eubanks) Weckman. She grew up in Oskaloosa and graduated from high school in 1965. She went on to achieve her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University.She married David J. Reisig on Jan. 26, 1969. She was a certified public accountant for 30 years, owning a successful business specializing in family farm clients […]

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    Magdalena Zerr

    Magdalena Zerr, 93, Grainfield, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Via Christi Village, Hays.Arrangements are pending at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

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    Don Wilkinson

    Don Wilkinson, 77, WaKeeney, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home.He was born April 4, 1942, in Collierville, Tenn., to Mark S. and Mary Davis (Humphreys) Wilkinson. He attended Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Slayton High School in Mississippi.He married Karen Seran on Aug. 29, 1964, in Las Vegas. He was a welder for 30 years in Colorado.Survivors include his wife of 55 years; a daughter, Kim Schmidt, Ellis; a son, Don Jr., Waverly, Iowa; three sisters, Alliene, […]

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    Martina Marie Holmes

    Martina Marie Holmes, 95, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at the Ness County Hospital.She was born on May 17, 1924, to Wendelen A. and Margaret (Herrman) Rohr. She was a 1942 graduate of Ness City High School and a 1945 graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita.She married Joseph Munsch on Sept. 10, 1945. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1958. She later married Melvin Max Holmes in February 1960. He preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1970. During her second year at […]