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    C. Jean Gibson, d. Nov. 9, 2019

    HAYSVILLE — C. Jean Gibson, 95, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was born July 23, 1924 to Thomas and Edith (Carson) Johns in Bethany, MO.Jean grew up on a farm in the Bethany, MO area before moving to Iuka, KS in the late 40’s. In 1963, they moved to Cullison, KS and then opened Hoot n Jean’s Cafe in Turon, KS. They moved to Haysville, KS in 2006.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvis “Hoot” Gibson; 7 sisters; and 3 brothers. […]

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    Daniel Lee Peddycoart, d. Nov. 10, 2019

    PRATT — Daniel Lee Peddycoart passed away on Nov. 10, 2019.  He was born near Tuscola, IL on August 14, 1932 to William and Mildred (Rice) Peddycoart. The family moved to North Platte, NE in 1945, and Dan graduated from North Platte High School in 1951. On February 20, 2004, he married Judie Thomas at North Platte, NE.Dan worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 13 years. After graduating from NE Vocational Tech where he studied Drafting, Dan moved his family to Phoenix, […]

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    Ron W. Heape, d. Nov. 4, 2019

    Ron W Heape, 71, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born October 27, 1948 in Pratt, Kansas at Ninnescah Hospital. He is the son of Vernon and Betty Heape.He is survived by his mother Betty Heape, Pratt; his wife Rose Mulally-Heape, Lawrence; son Ryan Heape (Melissa) and granddaughter Margaux Heape, Owasso Oklahoma; daughters Jennifer Heape, Medford Oregon; and Allison Heape, Austin Texas.Ron was preceded in death by his father […]

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    Marilyn Kae Foster, d. Nov. 5, 2019

    PRATT — Marilyn Kae Foster, 59, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She was born November 11, 1959 at Pratt, KS the daughter of Norman Dwight and Lois Marilyn (Proctor) Tuttle. On December 31, 1983 she married Gary Allen Foster in Haviland, KS. He survives.Marilyn had worked as a Mail Carrier in Haviland, KS, an LPN at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham, KS and was a past Pratt County 4-H Leader.She is survived by her husband, Gary, […]

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    Paul Richard Jones, d. Sept. 15, 2019

    PRATT — Paul Richard Jones entered the gates of Heaven on Sept. 15, 2019 at Parkwood Village in Pratt, Kansas. He was born on February 18, 1939 to Richard and Ruth (Sheperd) Jones in Pratt.Paul married the love of his life which was “A Little Bit of Heaven” on August 9, 1965, to Carol Sue Conner. She survives.He is also survived by their son, John Paul Jones and his wife Reatha Nadine Jones; one sister, Mary “Vicki” Davis of Hutchinson; grandchildren Lewis Rose, […]

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    Nola June Miles, d. Nov. 3, 2019

    PRATT — Nola June Miles, 73, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Pratt Health and Rehab. She was born October 22, 1946 in Pratt to Clifford C. and Thelma (Brown) Nossaman. On April 15, 1977, she married Donald Eugene Miles in Iuka. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1999.Nola was a member of Pratt Church of Christ. She enjoyed westerns and drawing.She is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Shane) Keeslar of Larned and Deborah Nossaman of Salina; grandson, Ares […]

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    Juanita Clara Meier, d. Nov. 1, 2019

    PRATT, KS — Juanita Clara Meier, 83, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She was born February 25, 1936 in Lakin, KS the daughter of William Henry and Geneva (Neese) Whiting. On March 22, 1981, she married Elmer Lee Meier in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2013.Juanita was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was in the Emblem club. She enjoyed round dancing.She is survived by her son, Jeffery […]

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    Joyce Loujean Lee, d. Nov. 3, 2019

    COATS — Joyce Loujean Lee, 90, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center. She was born on July 17, 1929, in Pratt to Harve Scott and Ruth R. (Chitwood) Rezeau. On August 23, 1953, she married Robert “Bob” C. Lee in Pratt. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1999.Joyce was a lifetime resident of Pratt County. She was a member of First Christian Church, Coats Methodist Women and Pratt Elks Lodge BPOE 1451. She worked for the City of […]

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    Mary Chinn, d. Nov. 1, 2019

    PRATT — Mary Chinn, 96, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at Pratt Health and Rehab. She was born on February 1, 1923, near Bolivar, Missouri to John V. and Susie Lucinda (Staffen) Goldsberry. On December 28, 1944, she married Jack Chinn in Sun City. He preceded her in death on October 28, 2005.Mary was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pratt. She assisted her husband Jack when he served the Pratt County Historical Society. She was also a lifelong seamstress, […]

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    Dwayne L. Oglesby, d. Oct. 23, 2019

    WICHITA, KS — Oglesby, Dwayne L., 97, passed away October 23, 2019. Dwayne was born at home on his grandfather Baker’s farm in Pratt County, Kansas.He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and also as a Special Agent with the FBI. Shortly after his discharge from the Navy, he made the most important decision of his life when he wed June Shepard in the Danforth Chapel at the University of Kansas.He is survived by son, Kent (Dawn) of Fort Collins, CO; […]

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    Charles “Cliff” Dipman, d. Oct. 20, 2019

    Charles “Cliff” Dipman, age 72, of Manhattan, died October 20, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, KS. He was born February 17, 1947, in Pratt, Kansas, the son of Charles Gaylord Dipman and Hermina “Minnie” Kuhn.Cliff attended Pratt High School, where he graduated in 1965. Upon high school graduation Cliff attended the “school of hard knocks,” ultimately leading him to the career that he loved. Cliff worked as the Golf Course Superintendent at the Manhattan […]

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    Joseph Andrew Adams, d. Oct. 18, 2019

    KINGMAN — Joseph Andrew Adams, 23, died Oct. 18, 2019, at his home in Kingman County.He was born Nov. 10, 1995, at Wichita, Kansas, the son of Tod and Stephanie Eckell Adams. A resident of Kingman, formerly of Wichita, he was a cook for Pizza Hut; and was formerly employed at Circle C Washout in Pratt, Kansas.Joseph attended Sunrise Christian High School in Bel Aire, Kansas and graduated from Pratt High School in Pratt, Kansas. He was an avid New Orleans Saints […]

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    Claude Carter Barker, d. Oct, 18, 2019

    PRATT — Claude Carter Barker, 87, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1932 at in Pratt to Claude L. and Ethel Lorraine (Dumond) Barker. On November 11, 1951, he married Marjorie Ann (Sanders) Barker at the Pratt Christian Church. She survives.Carter was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pratt where he taught senior high Sunday School for 40 years. He was a Charter Board Member of Pratt County Achievement Place […]

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    Mary L. Jarboe, d. Oct. 9, 2019

    IUKA, KANSAS — Mary L. Jarboe, 95, of Iuka, Kansas, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Thorne Care Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. Born September 23, 1924, in Antrim, Kansas, she was a daughter of Sam Morrison and Laura (Schoop) Morrison. She was united marriage to Kent Sprague, from this union two children were born.  She was later united in marriage to Gale Jarboe. She was a homemaker, but also worked outside the home working various jobs, primarily as a […]

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    Barbara Jeanne McClung, d. Oct. 14, 2019

    PRATT — Barbara Jeanne McClung, 73, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. She was born July 13, 1946 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Robert and Alena Jeanne (Holt) Williams. On March 17, 1965, she married J.D. McClung in Attica.  He survives.Barbara moved to Pratt 26 years ago from the Harper-Attica area. She was a member of Harper Christian Church. She owned a bakery/donut shop in Harper, worked as a bookkeeper and […]

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    Harold Gene Riner, d. Oct. 9, 2019

    Harold Gene Riner, age 84, beloved son, husband, father, grandad, uncle, mentor, artist, coach, defender, homemaker, musician, color commentator, poet, shootist, counselor and “Doc”, passed away on Oct. 9, 2019 at Hilltop Manor, Cunningham, KS. He was born on May 19, 1935 at Sterling, KS, the son of Harold H. and Ruby M. (Savage) Riner.He was a retired measurement supervisor and truck driver working with Skelly, Getty, Texaco, Jayhawk Pipeline and Wynne Transport companies. On Apr. […]

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    Norma “June” Oglesby, d. Oct. 13, 2019

    WICHITA, KS — Oglesby, Norma “June” On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Norma June Oglesby, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 94. June was born February 3, 1925 to Homer and Susie Shepard in Pratt, Kansas.June married Dwayne Oglesby August 17, 1946. They lived in Pratt and Lawrence, KS; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Lubbock, TX; Ruston, LA; Fort Collins and Denver, CO and Wichita, KS. June operated the Cradle Shop in Fort Collins with longtime […]

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    Mari Jeanne (Payne) Stunkel, d. Oct. 5, 2019

    Mari Jeanne (Payne) Stunkel, 56, of South Hutchinson, KS, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born to John and Juanita (Merrow) Payne in Kingman, KS on February 11, 1963.Mari graduated from Pratt High School in 1981 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree as a radiology technician, specializing in mammography, from Fort Hays State University. She married Robert Stunkel on August 3, 1996, and together they raised one daughter, Mariah Dawn. She enjoyed cooking, […]

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    Ewald Lester Hoeme, d. Oct. 2, 2019

    Ewald Lester Hoeme, 82, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at his home in Preston. He was born August 25, 1937, in Preston, Kansas, the son of Julius and Anna Margaret (Thonhoff) Hoeme. On January 30, 1965, he married Deanna Burroughs in Kingman, Kansas.  Ewald was a Cattleman and Farmer. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.He is survived by:his wife Deanna of Preston, a daughter Ruth McFarland of Pratt, two sons Eric (Deanne) Hoeme of Garden City, […]

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    James Michael Ogle, d. Oct. 6, 2019

    James Michael Ogle, age 68, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2019 at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton. “Mike” was born on June 13, 1951 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to the late James Melvin and Era Dean Ogle and was the youngest of three sons and two daughters.During his youth he grew up in Broken Arrow, OK before moving to Pratt where he graduated from Skyline High School. He served in the US Army after high school graduation.He is survived by […]

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    Carol Lynn (Brent) Senter, d. Sept. 12, 2019

    Carol Lynn (Brent) Senter, 73 passed away on September 12, 2019 in Hutchinson, KS.  She was born on March 9, 1946 to the late Elmer and Leana (Goodnight) Brent.  She is survived by her son – Elmo Senter; daughters – Virginia Wiggins and Samantha Sprecher; 5 grandchildren – Tabatha, Charles, Ivey, Ian, Dean; great-grandchildren – Nathan, Johnathan, Brayden, Alyssa, Aria, Aliyah; brothers – Richard, Donald; sisters – Virginia, Vickie, Karen, Peggy; friend Dorothy […]

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    Kenneth K. Steibben

    PRATT- Kenneth K. Stiebben, 79, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2019 at Morningstar Care Home in Ottawa, Kansas. Kenneth K. Stiebben was born August 28, 1940 in Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of Walter B. and Dorothy (Hughes) Stiebben.  He spent most of his young life in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School.  As soon as he could he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served for 2 years.  In the service he learned […]

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    Norene Ann Monaghan, d. Sept. 29, 2019

    HAVILAND — Norene Ann Monaghan, 86, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home in Haviland. She was born September 26, 1933 in Rural Haviland to Orville Raymond and Iva Inez (Howerton) Boicourt. On August 6, 1952, she married LeRoy Monaghan in Pratt. He preceded her in death on August 18, 1988.Norene worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years and prior to this was a nurse aide for more than 10 years. She was a member of Trousdale United Methodist Church, […]

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    Earnestine L. Carder, d. Sept. 13, 2019

    Earnestine L. Carder, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland.A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Berrien County Baptist Church, 5940 St. Joseph Ave., Stevensville, with Pastor James Whitman officiating. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt, KS, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. […]

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    Mendi Kathleen Cotter, d. Sept. 23, 2019

    WICHITA — Mendi Kathleen Cotter, 30, Director of Communications for St. Paul University Parish at WSU, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019.Rosary, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 26; Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Friday, September 27, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.Mendi, a loving wife and mother, was very active in Big Brothers Big Sisters and was passionate about providing a thriving community for students at St. Paul University Parish. […]

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    Dr. Lewis Theil Bloom, d. Sept. 19, 2019

    WICHITA — Dr. Lewis Theil Bloom, 87, died September 19, 2019, in Wichita. He was born March 1, 1932, at home on a farm northwest of Liberal, to Mildred Catherine (Headrick) and Lewis Alfred Bloom. Theil married Olive Zoe Selfridge on August 23, 1952, at the United Methodist Church in Dighton.Survivors include his widow, Olive, of the home; three sons, Lamont (Vicki), Wichita; Barry (Alice), Wichita; and Jim (Susan), Longmont, Colorado; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great- […]

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    Judy Marie Truhlar, d. Sept. 19, 2019

    Judy Marie Truhlar, 68, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at her home in Kingman. She was born April 22, 1951 in Lyons, KS, the daughter of Michael and Georgine (Windholz) Wasinger. On June 14, 1969 she married John Truhlar in Chase. He survives.She moved to Kingman last year after living in Turon for more than 20 years.She is survived by her husband, John; sons, Michael J. (Mandy Gonzalez) Truhlar of Pratt, Scott (Andrew) Godbey-Truhlar of Wichita, Jason (Dena) […]

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    Carmen Louise Singer, d. June 23, 2019

    Carmen Louise Singer was born August 12, 1917 in Silverton, Colorado, to Robert E. and Louise Hamilton. Carmen was known to friends and family as “Peggy”; few people knew her birth name was “Carmen.” She departed this life June 23, 2019 with her family by her side.Peggy was raised by her grandmother, Margaret Hamilton, and at various times lived with three aunts: Winnie, Gail and Jessie.  On September 25, 1933, she and her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Jerome Singer, were […]

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    Diane Hamilton, d. Sept. 19, 2019

    Diana Hamilton, 87, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Pratt Health and Rehab in Pratt. She was born November 30, 1931 in Belleville, KS, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Strumfa) Lahodny. On December 31, 1959 she married Elmer Lloyd Hamilton in Cunningham. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2008.She worked nights as a CNA at Pratt Regional Medical Center for 32 years.  She enjoyed knitting, watching squirrels and birds, spending time with her children and […]

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    Betty Ann Hedke, d. Sept. 16, 2019

    Betty Ann Hedke, 80, of Wamego, Kansas, formerly of Pratt, Kansas, died Monday, September 16, 2019, at her home. She was a long-time resident of the area.Betty was born on January 3, 1939, in Kingman, Kansas, the daughter of Lester and Velma Oller Yarberry.  She attended local schools and graduated in 1957 from Isabel High School.  Betty was a bookkeeper and worked and retired from Dyer’s IGA in Wamego. She also worked for Bit-O-Gold Cheese. Betty was a member […]

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    Donald W. Grier, d. Sept. 4, 2019

    CAIRO — Donald W. Grier, 54, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at his home in Cairo. He was born October 19, 1964 in Wichita, son of Jack William and Dorothy S. (Jacks) Grier.Don graduated from Kansas State University with his Bachelors in Mathematics. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was a member of Casket Hauler Nation and Linux (5150). Don was a private consultant for computer networking. He enjoyed antique firearms, old cars and trucks. […]

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    Cleo Delphine Heape, d. Sept. 16, 2019

    SAWYER — Cleo Delphine Heape, age 90, passed peacefully on September 16, 2019 in El Dorado, Kansas. Delphine was born the youngest of six children on February 18, 1929 in Sawyer, Kansas to Joseph Herbert Tillotson and Florence Edna (Davis) Tillotson.She grew up on a farm in Barber County riding horses and raising bottle lambs. She married Darrell L. Heape in Pratt, Kansas on June 1st 1946 and they spent 64 years together. Delphine was a homemaker and enjoyed spending […]

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    Mary Belle Mahoney, d. Sept. 13, 2019

    Mary Belle Mahoney was born January 27, 1920 in Leon, Kansas to Everett W. and Belle Giles Freeman and died September 13, 2019 at the WCA Home in Fredonia, NY.She graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas in 1941 and taught high school math and English in western Kansas for two years before becoming employed by Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). On November 3, 1945 she married James P. Mahoney of Buffalo, NY. In 1952, they moved to the Dunkirk/Fredonia area where […]

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    Leann Fischer, d. Sept. 12, 2019

    GREAT BEND — Leann Fischer, 62, passed away September 12, 2019, at Parkwood Village, Pratt. She was born November 29, 1956, at Larned to Lee Roy and Viola (Dome) Schraeder. She married Gregg K. Fischer on August 7, 1976 at Great Bend. He survives.Leann was a current Stafford County resident coming from Salina and Great Bend. She was previously employed as a research analyst for Columbian Title Co., Salina, and currently enjoyed all aspects of the farm and ranch life. She was […]

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    Betty Jane Davis, d. Sept. 2, 2019

    Betty Jane Davis was born on January 30th, 1935 in Trenton, NJ to George and Myrtle Owens.She passed peacefully on September 2nd, 2019 at Tablerock Healthcare in Kimberling City, MO.Betty grew up and went to school in Trenton, NJ. After high school, she attended Temple University Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and obtained a certification as a registered nurse. She spent most of her years serving at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA.Betty […]

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    Martin “Marty” Duane Tibbetts, d. Sept. 7, 2019

    PRATT — Martin “Marty” Duane Tibbetts, 86, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Pratt Health and Rehab. He was born January 21, 1933 in Blaine, son of Francis Nathaniel and Eunice (Adams) Tibbetts. On August 23, 1953, he married Ann (Kersey)Tibbetts. She survives.Martin attended Kansas State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was on the K-State track team. He was a past member of BPOE Elks Lodge No. 1451 in Pratt. He worked as an […]

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    Betty Jane Davis, d. Sept. 2, 20129

    Betty Jane Davis was born on January 30th, 1935 in Trenton, NJ to George and Myrtle Owens.She passed peacefully on September 2nd, 2019 at Tablerock Healthcare in Kimberling City, MO.Betty grew up and went to school in Trenton, NJ. After high school, she attended Temple University Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and obtained a certification as a registered nurse. She spent most of her years serving at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA.Betty […]