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    Ernestine Thorne

    Ernestine Thorne, 86, Hays, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Hays. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until service time at the church.A complete obituary will be provided by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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    Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ Marie Hendrickson

    Elizabeth “Elsie” Marie Hendrickson, 75, Hays, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.She was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Hays, to Edwin J. and Albertine (Kuhn) Munsch. She attended Girls Catholic High School, which became Marian High School, graduating in 1962. In 1966 she earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Fort Hays State University. She worked for Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas for nearly 35 years.She was a […]

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    Kathleen Ann (Rafferty) Foss

    Kathleen Ann (Rafferty) Foss, 67, Great Bend, formerly of Russell, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at her home.Services will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

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    Robert Wayne “Bob” Rhoades

    Robert Wayne “Bob” Rhoades, 72, Quinter, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.He was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Quinter to Wayne and Doris (Jamison) Rhoades. He attended grade school in Wichita and graduated in 1965 from Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey Center, N.H.On June 4, 1966, he married Gail Lougee in Swanzey Center. He worked for the Rhoades Window Co. in Quinter, and shortly after their marriage, he joined the United States Air […]

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    Robert “Bob” Burl Harris

    Robert “Bob” Burl Harris, 74, Great Bend, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at his home in Great Bend.He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Claremore, Okla., to Bural Lee and Anita (Record) Harris.He married Carol Yvonne Demanett on Jan. 28, 1962, in Plainville. She preceded him in death March 23, 2008. He later married Gailya (Rice) Crawford on Aug. 8, 2019, in Great Bend. Coming from Plainville in 1969, he continued to work in the oil servicing industry his entire career and […]

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    Patricia “Pat” L. Carswell

    Patricia “Pat” L. Carswell, 97, Osborne, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne.She was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Cedar Bluffs to Rowena A. (Wilson) and Cecil Mines.She was a homemaker.Survivors include two daughters, Carol Nichols, Alton, and Cathy Delaney, Norman, Okla.; a brother, Keith Mines, McPherson; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Harold in 2016. […]

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    Robert Duane Brown

    Robert Duane Brown, 82, Colby, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at his home in Colby.He was born Sept. 27, 1937 in Chardon to Henry and Ruth (Hutchinson) Brown.He married Doris J. Ludolph on June 23, 1957, in Colby. He was a line superintendent for the city of Colby.Survivors include his wife; three sons, Rodney Brown and wife, Ileen, Kalispell, Mont., Ron Brown, Russell, Don Brown and wife, Debbie, Independence; two daughters, Connie Moore, Gothenburg, Neb., and Sheila […]

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    Florentine Rita Schuckman

    Florentine Rita Schuckman, 99, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Andover Life Care Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Ness City to Peter Leiker and Agatha (Unrein) Leiker. She was a 1939 graduate of McCracken High School.She married Michael Schuckman on July 22, 1950 in Ransom. He preceded her in death. After graduation she worked in the aircraft industry in Wichita during Word War II and as a hairdresser in Colorado Springs, Colo. After marriage she managed her home near […]

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    Hugo Gonzales

    Hugo Gonzales, 52, Wheatridge, Colo., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, near Quinter.Arrangements are pending at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601. 

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    Robert Wayne Rhoades

    Robert Wayne Rhoades, 72, Quinter, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.Arrangements are pending at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.   

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    Paul Sykes Jr.

    Paul Sykes Jr., 67, Larned, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Larned.Arrangements are pending at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601. 

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    Linda Hicks

    Linda Hicks, 73, Wichita, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in Wichita.Arrangements are pending at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601. 

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    Azilee Alberta (Lee) Williams

    Azilee Alberta (Lee) Williams, 91, WaKeeney, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.She was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Custer City, Okla., to Samuel and Elsie (Cutler) Moler.She married Vern LeRoy (Bud) Williams on Jan. 6, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1977.  She was a certified nurse aid.Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Black, Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She […]

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    Anna Alvena (Hagerman) Harms

    Anna Alvena (Hagerman) Harms, 95, WaKeeney, formerly of Larned, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.She was born March 28, 1924, in Pawnee County to Walter and Anna (Folkerts) Hagerman. She graduated from Rozel High School.She married Harry Harms on Sept. 12, 1948, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death in October 2003. She later enjoyed companionship with Jack Hardesty until he preceded her in death in 2013. She was a homemaker. […]

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    Mary Ann Petrik

    Mary Ann Petrik, 86, Rush Center, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Intermediate Swing Bed, La Crosse.She was born May 18, 1933, in Liebenthal to William and Clara (Legleiter) Herrman.She married Richard D. “Rich” Petrik on June 11, 1951, in Liebenthal. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. She was a homemaker and real estate agent. Together with her husband they farmed and raised cattle. They also owned and operated Petrik […]

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    Robert “Bob” Rhoades

    Robert “Bob” Rhoades, 72, Quinter, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p..m. Friday at the funeral home.A complete obituary will follow. 

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    Laura Joanne Stenzel

    Laura Joanne Stenzel, 89, Ness City, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Ness County Hospital.She was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Ness County to William and Lois (McDonald) Borger. She was a 1948 graduate of Ness City High School and a graduate of Halstead School of Nursing.She married Richard Stenzel on July 28, 1951, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He preceded her July 28, 2014. The couple lived on the farm half way between Bazine and Ness City until they built their home in Ness city in […]

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    MaryJane Stepp

    MaryJane Stepp, 88, Plainville, died Monday, December 2, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Plainville Cemetery.A complete obituary will be provided by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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    Mary B. Dreiling

    Mary B. Dreiling, 63, Shawnee, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the University of Kansas Hospital.She was born Jan. 28, 1956, in Hays to Ralph and Loraine Speier.She was a nurse in Western Kansas.Survivors include three sons, Patrick Dreiling and wife, Nicole, Michael Dreiling and Justin Dreiling and wife, Mallory; a daughter, Katie Dreiling; a brother, Ron Speier and wife, Sue; and three grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, […]

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    Dustin J. Lohrmeyer

    Dustin J. Lohrmeyer, 29, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Russell County.Arrangements are pending at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. Hays, KS 67601.

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    Thomas L. Mock

    Thomas L. Mock, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home.He served U.S. Navy and on the Tucson Police Department.Survivors include his wife, Madelyn; a daughter, Amy Selbyg and husband, Jon; a brother, Jack Mock; two sisters, Charlene Meistrell and Judy Armstrong; and numerous nephews, nieces, and many friends.He was preceded in death by two brother-in-laws, Don Meistrell and Frank ArmstrongPer his request, there will be no services.

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    H. James “Jim” Brungardt

    H. James “Jim” Brungardt, 81, Victoria, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.He was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Salina, to H. F. “Ham” and Regina F. (VonLintel) Brungardt. He was a 1955 graduate of Victoria High School, attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City and was a graduate of Fort Hays State College.He married Gladys M. (Kippes) on April 10, 1961, in Victoria. He and his wife owned and operated Brungardt’s IGA grocery store in […]

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    Martha F. Sessin

    Martha F. Sessin, 93, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Hays Medical Center.She was born Nov. 29, 1925, west of Hays to Frank and Martha (Ploutz) Fogle.She married Fred Sessin, Jr., in Oct. 1964 and they celebrated 39 years of marriage before he preceded her in death Nov. 17, 2003. She was a hardworking farmer and farm wife.She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.She enjoyed flower gardening, doing puzzles, and was very determined and faithful. […]

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    Rita M. Gross (Rome)

    Rita M. Gross (Rome) – age 89, of Victoria, Kansas died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at her home.She was born on February 28, 1930, to Joseph M. and Albina (Kuhn) Rome. She married Donald F. Gross on May 1, 1954, in Victoria, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1994.Rita was employed at The Farmers National Bank in Victoria upon graduating from high school and continued there until the birth of her first child. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing clothes […]

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    Rita M. Gross (Rome)

    Rita M. Gross (Rome) – age 89, of Victoria, Kansas died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at her home.She was born on February 28, 1930, to Joseph M. and Albina (Kuhn) Rome. She married Donald F. Gross on May 1, 1954, in Victoria, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1994.Rita was employed at The Farmers National Bank in Victoria upon graduating from high school and continued there until the birth of her first child. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing clothes […]

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    Ella B. Dechant

    Ella B. Dechant, 94, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Via Christi Village.She was born Nov. 21, 1925, northeast of Ellis to Joseph and Agatha (Gaschler) Weber. She was a 1944 graduate of Ellis High School.She married Alphonse R. Dechant on April 16, 1945, in Hays. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1984. She was a farm wife, a house wife, worked as a school lunch lady at Felten Middle School for 20 years and in the craft department at Walmart for over 10 years.She was […]

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    Mildred M. Hance

    Mildred M. Hance, 96, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Via Christi Village in Hays.She was born July 19, 1923, in Logan to John and Martha (Vielguth) Wallgren. She received her basic education at the Rural Brown School south of Logan and was a 1941 graduate of Webster High School.She married John W. Hance. She was a school teacher, cook at Fort Hays State University and a dietician at the Hadley Hospital cafeteria until her retirement.She attended the Church of the […]

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    Ella B. Dechant

    Ella B. Dechant, 94, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Via Christi Village.She was born Nov. 21, 1925, northeast of Ellis to Joseph and Agatha (Gaschler) Weber. She was a 1944 graduate of Ellis High School.She married Alphonse R. Dechant on April 16, 1945, in Hays. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1984. She was a farm wife, a house wife, worked as a school lunch lady at Felten Middle School for 20 years and in the craft department at Walmart for over 10 years.She was […]

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    Mildred M. Hance

    Mildred M. Hance, 96, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Via Christi Village in Hays.She was born July 19, 1923, in Logan to John and Martha (Vielguth) Wallgren. She received her basic education at the Rural Brown School south of Logan and was a 1941 graduate of Webster High School.She married John W. Hance. She was a school teacher, cook at Fort Hays State University and a dietician at the Hadley Hospital cafeteria until her retirement.She attended the Church of the […]

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    Alcide “Sid” Balthazor

    Alcide “Sid” Balthazor, 93, Salina, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Palco, to Jeremaniah and Rose (Roberts) Balthazor.  He married Janet Roberta Brin on May 28, 1952.  She preceded him in death April 17, 2012. He was a teacher, farmer, builder and business owner.  He served in active duty in Korea, returning home to finish his education degree at Fort Hays State University.He was a devoutCcatholic and devoted family […]

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    Alcide “Sid” Balthazor

    Alcide “Sid” Balthazor, 93, Salina, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Palco, to Jeremaniah and Rose (Roberts) Balthazor.  He married Janet Roberta Brin on May 28, 1952.  She preceded him in death April 17, 2012. He was a teacher, farmer, builder and business owner.  He served in active duty in Korea, returning home to finish his education degree at Fort Hays State University.He was a devoutCcatholic and devoted family […]

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    David Hook

    David Hook, 59, Hays, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.A celebration of life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hays VFW.Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.A complete obituary will follow.

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    David Hook

    David Hook, 59, Hays, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.A celebration of life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hays VFW.Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.A complete obituary will follow.

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    Gary Paul Werth

    Gary Paul Werth, 72, Hays, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Hays Medical Center.He was born Oct. 15, 1947, in Hays to Paul and Emmerentia (Haselhorst) Werth. He was a 1965 graduate of Schoenchen High School.He married Lisa Harvey on Feb. 19, 1989, in Wichita. They celebrated 30 years of marriage. He was a retired carpenter for Haselhorst Construction. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Providence during the Vietnam War.He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic […]

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    Dominic “Doc” Schuckman

    Dominic “Doc” Schuckman, 64, Newton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at his home.Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria.Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671, is in charge of arrangements.A complete obituary will follow.

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    Rita M. Gross

    Rita M. Gross, 89, Victoria, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at her home.Arrangements are pending at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671. 

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    Garnett U. (White) Angel

    Garnett U. (White) Angel, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at her home.She was born June 28, 1927, in the Great Divide, Colo., area near the town of Craig to Charles J W White and Ula A (Bartlett) White. She was a 1945 graduate of Paradise High School. She married John S. Angel on May 19, 1945. He precede her in death. She was a tax accountant in her home and later in Natoma with Angel-Cook.Survivors include a son, Gene Angel, Paradise; a daughter, Janette Ross, Olathe; a brother […]

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    Melinda Jean Sporing

    Melinda Jean Sporing, 60, Colby, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.She was born Sept. 3, 1959, in Denver to Luke Steinman Jr. and Wilda Jean (Chinn) Steinman.She married Ronald D. Sporing on Oct. 15, 1982, in Yuma, Colo. They lived between Goodland, Denver, and parts of Eastern Colorado before settling in Haxtun, Colo., for 25 years. They then lived on farms near Holyoke, Colo., and Imperial, Neb., before moving to Colby in March of 2019. In addition to caring […]

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    Wiliam (Bill) Auman

    William (Bill) Auman was born October 24, 1945, and worked, lived and loved with all his might until passing away on November 16, 2019.  He was a fighter his whole life, overcoming countless obstacles and always believing that he could prevail.  “If man made it, I can fix it” was his moniker.  Bill adored his wife Vicky, his two children and four grandchildren.  He enjoyed the outdoors: scouting, camping, boating, hunting, and spending time with family. […]