Dr. Richard “Kay” Driver

Dr. Richard "Kay" Driver

GOODLAND — Dr. Richard “Kay” Driver, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society. Kay was born March 2, 1932, to Gladys and Guy Driver. He married Kathyrn “Jane” (Basinger).Survivors: his wife, Beatrice; son, Kenton Driver (Stacy); daughter-in-law, Teresa Driver; stepdaughter, Mary Beth Zweygardt (Keith); sister, Jody Horne; grandchildren, Bailey Driver, Benjamin Driver, Kirby Driver Jr. and Kelly Driver; great-

Orval E. Skrdlant

Orval E. Skrdlant

NORTON — Orval E. Skrdlant, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born March 5, 1933, to Charles and Molly Barbara (Vosika) Skrdlant. He married Judy Hawks-Wilson on March 2, 1973. They later divorced.Survivors include: sons, Monte and Scott Skrdlant; brother, Gerald Skrdlant, of Chandler, Okla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Orval was preceded

Maureen A. Kesl

Maureen A. Kesl

BELLEVILLE — Maureen A. Kesl, 89, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born Aug. 29, 1928, to James and Agnes (Sheridan) Hurley.Survivors: children, Judy Kesl (Suzette Garay), of Milwaukee, Peggy Kesl, of Oklahoma City, Robert Kesl (Jeanette), of Oklahoma City, and Steven Kesl (Susan), of Palmer; three grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo

Louise Evelyn Smith

Louise Evelyn Smith

WINONA — Louise Evelyn Smith, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born Oct. 20, 1928, in rural Monument to Gottlieb and Anna (Uhrich) Stoecker. Louise married Kenneth Smith on Nov. 12, 1947, in Oakley. She was a farmer’s wife.Survivors: her son, Bernard Smith (Mary), of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Luella Baalman, of Gardner.Preceded

Marilyn F. Anderes

Marilyn F. Anderes

ENTERPRISE — Marilyn F. Anderes, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Estates Nursing Home. She was born July 22, 1930, to Jim and Leona (Riffel) Baier. She married Clinton Anderes on Aug. 3, 1948. Survivors: daughter, Sandra Evans, of Belvue; sons, Ron Anderes (Nita), of Hope, and Randy Anderes (Elaine), of Manhattan; sister, Virginia Anderes, of

Patricia Ann Melton

Patricia Ann Melton

GOODLAND — Patricia Ann (Greenstreet) Melton, 70, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Good Samaritan Center. Patty was born Aug. 1, 1947, to James W. and Violet L. (Wilson) Greenstreet. She married Dale A. Melton on Aug. 2, 1974.Survivors: her husband, Dale; daughter, Anne; brother, Donnie Greenstreet (Cheryl); nephews, Cory Greenstreet, and Daylon Greenstreet (Jasmin); niece, Donnelle

Douglas W. Hills

Douglas W. Hills

COLBY — Douglas W. Hills, 68, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Citizens Medical Center. He was born April 27, 1950, to Harold A. Hills Jr. and Elizabeth Jane (Ostmeyer) Hills. He married Kathleen (Jackson) Tallman on Oct. 17, 1969, and divorced in 1983.He is survived by his wife, Junelle, of Colby; daughter, Wendy Hills, of Prairie Village;

Lloyd Eikelberger

Lloyd Eikelberger

BEAUFORT, S.C. — Lloyd Eikelberger, 95, formerly of Salina, Kan., passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Beaufort, SC.  He was a WWII Veteran, as a B-17 Navigator.He was predeceased by his wife of 75 years, Margaret, on Dec. 26, 2017; and his son, Rand, 70, on March 23, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Sue

Dolly Mae Wilson

Dolly Mae Wilson

BELOIT — Dolly Mae Wilson, 89, formerly of Salina, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., to Edward J. and Maude L. (Davidson) Roberts.Dolly graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She worked in various departments of nursing at St. John’s Hospital. She

Arlene Fern Walz

Arlene Fern Walz

ST. FRANCIS — Arlene Fern (Carpenter) Walz, 87, passed away July 14, 2018. She was born July 4, 1931. She married Elmer Walz, who preceded her in 2006. She was an elementary school teacher.Survivors: daughters, Harta Holley, of Colorado Springs, and Jana Wilhelm, of Royal, Neb.; two grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Ballard, of Wisconsin.Services: 10:30 a.m. CT,

Loren L. Powell

Loren L. Powell

BEVERLY — Loren L. Powell, 68, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Lincoln. He was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Salina, to Clay Jewel and Zelma Marie (Jones) Powell. Left to celebrate his life include: spouse, Maria (Flores) Powell, of the home; sons, Jose Munoz, of Big Spring, Texas, and Ron Munoz (fiancee, Ludora Shows), of

Bonnie J. Nielsen

Bonnie J. Nielsen

BELOIT — Bonnie J. Nielsen, 77, of Beloit, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Mitchell County Hospital. Local survivors include her brother, Mike Riley, of Glen Elder. Cremation has been chosen and there will be no local services. Roberts Family Funeral Service, Beloit, is handling arrangements.

Phyllis E. Hofts

Phyllis E. Hofts

REPUBLIC — Phyllis E. Hofts, 90, passed away July 18, 2018. She was born the daughter of James Thomas and Gladys (Erkenbrack) Thomas. She married Glenn H. Hofts in 1947.She is survived by: her husband, Glenn Hofts, of Beloit; son, Thomas Hofts (Laurie), of Plant City, Fla.; daughter, Jamie Woolley (Mike), of Osborne; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by:

Robert L. Blackburn

Robert L. Blackburn

ELLSWORTH — Robert L. Blackburn, 76, passed away July 18, 2018. He was born March 22, 1942, in Ellsworth, to Paul E. and Dorothy (Pohle) Blackburn. Robert married Young Sook, in Lincoln, in 1986. He was a trusty plumber, working for City Plumbing, Urban’s Plumbing and Heating, and then started his own plumbing company. He was a

Richard Russell Hodges Sr.

Richard Russell Hodges Sr.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Richard Russell Hodges Sr., 82, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018.He is survived by: sister-in-law, Esther Williams; children, Richard Hodges Jr., and Kim Hodges-Hamilton; stepchildren, Michael Michalski and wife, Susan, and Debbie Michalski-Stewart and husband, Paul; and sister, Marlene Selden.Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at The Church of Christ

David Lee Rude

David Lee Rude

RUSSELL — David Lee Rude, 68, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. David was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Longmont, Colo., to Howard Adrain and Patricia Ann (Owens) Rude. He grew up and attended schools in Longmont. David served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his