• Lyons,  Sterling

    Nancy June Hancock

    Nancy June Hancock Nancy June Hancock, 76, of Lyons, passed away October 14, 2019 at her home. She was born March 26, 1943 in Glencoe, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jim and Mildred Cannon McLaughlin. She has resided in Lyons since 2015, formerly of Hayden, Alabama where she resided from 2001 until 2015. Nancy was an accountant for Southwest Electric and Hancock Electric from 1964 until 1999. She was a police matron for twelve years, and a school crossing guard supervisor, both in Blackwell, Oklah…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Carolyn Grace Cullop

    Carolyn Grace Cullop Carolyn G. Cullop, 87, Sterling, died October 9, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 14, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Sterling. Burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 P.M., Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present. A full obituary will be announced at a later date. Carolyn G. Cullop, 87, Sterling, died October 9, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M., …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Susan Michele Casey

    Susan Michele Casey Susan Michele Casey, 71, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away October 5, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kansas. She was born October 4, 1948, in Lyons, the daughter of Gail D. and Juanita B. Clampitt Lucas. Susan attended Lyons Schools. Susan was a near lifelong Rice County resident. She was a housewife and foster parent. Susan was baptized at the First Baptist Church, Chase. She enjoyed garage sales and auctions, collecting Coke-Cola memorabilia, Elvis P…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Louis Ernest Bruce Jr.

    Louis Ernest Bruce Jr. Louis Ernest Bruce, Jr., 75, of Lyons, passed away October 4, 2019 at his home in Lyons. He was born February 21, 1944, in Connersville, Indiana, the son of Louis Ernest and Ethel Bruce, Sr. Louis has resided in Lyons since 1992, formerly of Norton, Kansas. He graduated from Draper High School in Draper, South Dakota with the class of 1962; earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Colby Community College; and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Edu…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Curtis Elliott Gantz

    Curtis Elliott Gantz Curtis Elliott Gantz, 38, Emporia, died September 29, 2019. Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Sterling with Pastor Ron DeVore and Pastor Amy Foster. Memorials may be given to Curtis’s Children Memorial Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling. A full obituary will be available later. Curtis Elliott Gantz, 38, Emporia, died September 29, 2019. Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3, 201…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Ronald Dean “Ron” Minix

    Ronald Dean “Ron” Minix Ronald Dean “Ron” Minix, 76, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away September 30, 2019 in El Dorado, Kansas. He was born February 2, 1943 in Falls City, Nebraska, the son of William J. and Wilma Arnold Minix. Ron graduated from Alden High School, Alden, Kansas, with the class of 1961. He was a lifetime Rice County resident. Ron was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Hutchinson, and Calvary Baptist Church, Sterling. Ron enjoyed woodworking …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Mattie E. Jones

    Mattie E. Jones Mattie E. Jones, 71, of Sterling, passed away September 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1947 at Sterling Hospital, Sterling, Kansas, the daughter of Frank H. and Mabel Fenwick Moore, Sr. She was a lifelong Rice County resident. Mattie was an assembly supervisor for KMW in Sterling for 20 years; owned and operated DJ’s Bar and Grill in Nickerson; mowed yards; and worked for USD 376 as a custodian. She was a member of the Hutchinson VFW Post #1361, Ellinwood …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Mattie E. Jones

    Mattie E. Jones Mattie E. Jones, 71, of Sterling, passed away September 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1947 at Sterling Hospital, Sterling, Kansas, the daughter of Frank H. and Mabel Fenwick Moore, Sr. She was a lifelong Rice County resident. Mattie was an assembly supervisor for KMW in Sterling for 20 years; owned and operated DJ’s Bar and Grill in Nickerson; mowed yards; and worked for USD 376 as a custodian. She was a member of the Hutchinson VFW Post #1361, Ellinwood …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Dale Hoover

    Dale Hoover Dale Hoover, 84, of Saxman, Kansas, passed away September 20, 2019 in rural Sterling. He was born July 21, 1935 in Dade County, Missouri, the son of Herbert C. and Tessie Mae Rogers Hoover. Dale graduated from Everton High School, Everton, Missouri, and later attended Hutchinson Community College. He resided in Everton, Missouri until moving to Lyons, Kansas in 1955, and resided in Saxman since 1964. Dale was an electrician for American Salt in Lyons, and in the mid 1970’s went on…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Delores Lea Hoover

    Delores Lea Hoover Delores Lea Hoover, 81, of Saxman, Kansas, passed away September 22, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. She was born September 21, 1938 in Lyons, Kansas, the daughter of Orville and Buelah Crandall Smith. Delores was a lifelong Saxman resident. She graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1956. Delores was a homemaker. She was a master gardener, and member of Toast Masters Club. Delores attended various churches in the area. On January 19, 1957, Delor…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Harvey Donald Willhaus

    Harvey Donald Willhaus Harvey Donald Willhaus, 85, of Sterling, passed away September 21, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society of Lyons. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Midland United Church of Christ, Sterling, with Pastor Matt Perkins officiating. Military honors will be by Ft. Riley Honor Guard. Private burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Birzer Funeral…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Wendell Allen Vandever

    Wendell Allen Vandever Wendell Allen Vandever, 77, of Lyons, passed away September 22, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born October 21, 1941 in Braman, Oklahoma, the son of Altman G. and Hazel McMurphy Vandever. Wendell was a near lifelong Oklahoma City, Oklahoma resident. He graduated from Braman High School, Braman, Oklahoma, with the class of 1958, and received his Bachelors of Nursing degree from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma. Wendell was a register…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Brenda Marie Martindale

    Brenda Marie Martindale Brenda Marie Martindale, 49, of Lyons, passed away September 20, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons, Kansas. She was born February 16, 1970 in Scott City, Kansas, the daughter of Lee and Linda Burnett Martindale. Brenda graduated from Wichita County High School with the class of 1989, and obtained a Cosmetology License from Barton County Community College in 1990. She went on to become a certified Respiratory Therapist through Seward County Community Co…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    James Moore Brown

    James Moore Brown James Moore Brown, 64, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away September 16, 2019 at his home. He was born December 9, 1954 in Santa Ana, California, the son of George M. and Estelle S. Nickens Brown. James has resided in Hutchinson since 2002, formerly of Lyons, Kansas. He attended Hutchinson High School. James was a retired truck driver for Dahlsten, and he also worked at Auto Zone for seven years. He served in the United States Army from 1974 until 1978, and from 1981 until 19…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    D. Irena Kilgore

    D. Irena Kilgore D. Irena Kilgore, 85, of Sterling, passed away September 16, 2019 at Sterling Village. She was born November 6, 1933 in Clark County, KS, the daughter of Lee and Mary Creswell McKissick. Irena graduated from Minneola High School in Minneola, KS with the class of 1951, and later received her Teacher’s Certificate from Sterling College. She has resided in Sterling since 1955. Irena was a homemaker. She also worked as an Avon Representative; a cook for Sterling College; and for …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Letha V. Bush

    Letha V. Bush Letha Epperly Bush, 97, passed away on September 15, 2019, at Lyons, Kansas. Letha was born on November 20, 1921, in Joy, Illinois, the daughter of George Epperly and Jessie Ostrander Epperly Worth. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1939, and attended the University of Kansas. She married Granville M. Bush on January 31, 1943, in Kansas City. He died in 2000. Letha lived in Lyons, Kansas for 54 years and then moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 2003. She returned to Lyons i…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Valorie Jo Rolfs

    Valorie Jo Rolfs Valorie Jo Rolfs, 66, of Hutchinson, formerly of Scott City, Kansas, passed away September 9, 2019 at Mennonite Manor, South Hutchinson. She was born April 14, 1953 in St. Francis, the daughter of Albert and Milda Harris Enfield. Valorie graduated from St. Francis High School, St. Francis, Kansas with the class of 1971; and received her associate degree from Colby Community College. She worked as a dispatcher for Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. Valorie was a …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Mildred Minta Helmer

    Mildred Minta Helmer Mildred Minta Helmer, 96, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away September 11, 2019 at Country Living of Lyons. She was born May 8, 1923 in Lyons, the daughter of David and Gladys Plank Goodfellow. Mildred was a lifelong Lyons resident. She graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1941, and attended McPherson College for one year. Mildred was a farm wife, and taught school for one year at St. John West in Lyons. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Lyons…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Angela Louise Hickling

    Angela Louise Hickling Angela Louise Hickling, 52, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away September 4, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. She was born January 6, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Howard Leon and Sharon Sharp Hickling. Angela has resided in Lyons since 2014, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida. She was a medication aide for many years. Angela was a member of First Baptist Church, Lyons. She is survived by her mother, Sharon Hudson of Lyons; step-father, Davi…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    David Allen Reynolds

    David Allen Reynolds David Allen Reynolds, 69, of Sterling, passed away September 6, 2019 at Salina Regional Health Center. He was born on November 18, 1949, the son of Brownlee David and Eula Willetta Ludwick Reynolds. David graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1967, and later received an electrical engineering degree while serving in the United States Navy. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 until his retirement in 1994. During his active service Dave rose to rank o…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Joe Bill Parson Sr.

    Joe Bill Parson Sr. Joe Bill Parson Sr., 76, of Lyons, passed away September 6, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born September 3, 1943 in Spivey, Kansas, the son of Ova and Emma Counseler Parson. Joe was a Lyons resident since 1968; formerly of Spivey, Kansas. Joe worked as a block press operator at North American Salt of Lyons from 1968, until his retirement in 2006. Following his retirement he worked for the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Lyon…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Pascual DeLaTorre Jr.

    Pascual DeLaTorre Jr. Pascual DeLaTorre Jr., 80, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away September 4, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born March 15, 1939 in Lyons, the son of Pascual and Isabel Barrientos DeLaTorre. Pascual graduated from San Lorenzo High School, San Lorenzo, California. He was a Lyons resident since 2011, formerly of Hayward, California. Pascual was a waterfront forklift operator. He served in the United States Marines from September 19, 1956 until September…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Sherry Ann Leamon-Lewis

    Sherry Ann Leamon-Lewis Sherry Ann Leamon-Lewis, 53, of Inman, Kansas, passed away July 28, 2019. She was born June 24, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of George and Marilyn “Calli” Jordan Leamon. Sherry has been a Reno County resident since 1974. She graduated from Haven High School with the class of 1983, and later received her LPN Certificate from McPherson Nursing School. Sherry was a LPN for the VA Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, and owned and operated Twisted B Ranch Arena an…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    William Donald “Don” Bahrman

    William Donald “Don” Bahrman William Donald “Don” Bahrman, 83, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away July 19, 2019 at his home in Lyons. He was born December 10, 1935 in Los Angeles County, California, the son of Lincoln and Fern Bahrman. William was a longtime Lyons resident. He was a backhoe operator for Indian Construction. He served in the United States Navy from February 25, 1955 until February 25, 1959. On April 21, 1978, William was united in marriage with Bonnie Lee Beer in Carson City, Nevad…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Gary Alvin Sipes

    Gary Alvin Sipes Gary Alvin Sipes, 69, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away July 18, 2019 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born February 20, 1950 in Bernie, Missouri, the son of Clay Edward and Beatrice White Sipes. He was a resident of Sterling, Kansas. Gary was a member of XL-Church outreach of IOM America. He is survived by his five children, Mary Buchholz, Richard Alvin Sipes, Christina Sipes, Melissa Sipes, and Tricia Sipes; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; siblings, Shi…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Darlene Faye Young

    Darlene Faye Young Darlene Faye Young, 71, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away July 14, 2019 at Diversicare of Hutchinson. She was born November 20, 1947 in Sterling, Kansas, the daughter of John and Hazel Cruth Estabrook. Darlene graduated from Sterling High School. She was a longtime Lyons resident, having resided in Hutchinson for the past four years. Darlene owned and operated a home daycare. On May 2, 1967, Darlene was united in marriage with Sheldon “Wesley” Young in Great Bend, Kansas. …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Wayne Arlin Hogan

    Wayne Arlin Hogan Wayne Arlin Hogan, 82, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away July 11, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born August 12, 1936 in Lyons, the son of Carroll and Margaret Cross Hogan. Wayne was a lifelong Lyons resident. He graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1954, and later from Kansas University School of Pharmacy with the class of 1958. Wayne owned and operated Hogan’s Pharmacy in Lyons from 1971 until retiring in October of 2001. He served…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Robert Donald “Ducky” Stewart

    Robert Donald “Ducky” Stewart Robert Donald “Ducky” Stewart, 80, of Lyons, passed away July 8, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born August 30, 1938 in Washington, D.C., the son of Elmer W. and Corrine Childress Stewart. Ducky was a dock foreman for North American Salt Company, retiring after 34 years. In 1960, Ducky was united in marriage with Veronica Reynolds. They later divorced. He is survived by his son, Joe Stewart of Geneseo, KS; daughters, Shannon Buck a…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Barbara Stephanie “Ruby” Prince

    Barbara Stephanie “Ruby” Prince Barbara Stephanie “Ruby” Prince, 80, Little River, died July 6, 2019. Funeral service: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Congregational Church, Little River. Burial: Bean Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 5:00-7:00 P.M., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with family present. A full obituary will be available at a later date. Barbara Stephanie “Ruby” Prince, 80, Little River, died July 6, 2019. Funeral service: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, July 14, 201…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Raymond “Beaver” Serbin

    Raymond “Beaver” Serbin Raymond “Beaver” Serbin, 79, of Lyons, passed away July 7, 2019 at Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home, Coldwater, Kansas. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Lyons with Father Adam Grelinger officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Parish rosary will be said at 7:00 a…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    John Leo Miller

    John Leo Miller John Leo Miller, 78, passed away July 2, 2019 at his home. He was born September 30, 1940 in Sterling, Kansas, the son of Guy L. and Hazel Ramsey Miller. John was a longtime Sterling resident. He graduated from Sterling High School; and later Commercial Trade Institute in Automation Electronics. John worked as a Red Cross water safety instructor; and for DMH Corp. in Hutchinson, Kansas, as a foreman and in construction until his retirement. He served in the United States Army …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Janice Darlene “Jan” Buckbee

    Janice Darlene “Jan” Buckbee Janice Darlene “Jan” Buckbee, 79, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away July 2, 2019 at Hospice House, Hutchinson, Kansas. She was born November 6, 1939 in Little River, Kansas, the daughter of Elmer F. “Pete” and Marjorie “Margie” Ingraham Hass. Jan graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1957. She was a nurse aide at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons, from 1976 until retiring in 2003. Jan was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lyons, and Bon …

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    K. John Knight

    K. John Knight K. John Knight, 55, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away June 26, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society, Lyons. He was born October 21, 1963 in Lyons, the son of Kenneth and JoAnna McCoy Knight. He graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1981. John grew up in Lyons and lived most of his adult life in Independence, Missouri, moving back to Lyons in 2013. He was co-owner of Natural Nutrition of Blue Springs, Missouri. John has attended Faith Bible Church, Lyons since 2013. He enjoye…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Herbert M. “Herb” Critchfield

    Herbert M. “Herb” Critchfield Herbert M. “Herb” Critchfield, 74, of Alden, Kansas, passed away June 23, 2019 at his home. He was born November 3, 1944 in Oberlin, KS, the son of Raymon and Queenie Smith Critchfield. He has resided in Alden since 1972, formerly of Lyons, Colby, Rexford, and Oberlin, KS. Herb was a oilfield driller, truck driver, and a police officer in his early years. Herb served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Alden United Methodist Church; Lyons VFW; and t…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Ralph E. Vohs

    Ralph E. Vohs Ralph E. Vohs, 84, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away June 18, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born October 11, 1934 in Plainville, Kansas, the son of Herman Joseph and Anna Griebel Vohs. Ralph graduated from Alton High School with the class of 1953. He has resided in Lyons since 1999, formerly of Rozel, KS. Ralph was a farmer and stockman, and maintenance tech at Cargill, retiring in 1994. Ralph served in the United States Navy from November 29, 1955 until…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Amelia Ann Cedeno

    Amelia Ann Cedeno Amelia Ann Cedeno, 91, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away June 17, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. She was born July 26, 1927 in Florence, Kansas, the daughter of Gilbert and Natalia Martinez Aguilera. Amelia graduated from Chase High School, Chase, Kansas, with the class of 1946. She resided in Lyons since 1969, formerly of Chase. Amelia was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Lyons, St. Paul Catholic Church Altar Society, and VFW Auxil…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Charles Lynn White

    Charles Lynn White Charles Lynn White, 68, of Great Bend, Kansas, passed away June 14, 2019 at his home in Great Bend. He was born October 2, 1950 in Durant, Oklahoma, the son of Charles Buster and Ola Locke White. Charles has resided in Great Bend for the past 20 years, formerly of Chase, Kansas. He worked in the Rosewood Gallery in Great Bend. Charles was a member of Southern Baptist Church, Chase. He is survived by his brothers-in-law, Eddy Miller of Larned, KS, and Rod Renollet of Hutchin…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    William Ervin “Bill” Hall

    William Ervin “Bill” Hall William Ervin “Bill” Hall, 81, of Windom, passed away June 13, 2019, at his home. He was born April 21, 1938, in Forest, Mississippi, the son of Parker and Dorothy Harrison Hall. Bill graduated from Ringgold Vocational High School, MS; Jones County Junior College in the free state of Jones County, MS; he also attended The University of Southern Mississippi. Bill has resided in Windom since 2006, formerly of Pensacola, Florida. He was part owner of Bar HJ Ranch, Littl…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Minnie M. Thompson

    Minnie M. Thompson Minnie M. Thompson, 95, of Paris, Tennessee, formerly of Lakewood, California, passed away June 7, 2019 at her home in Paris, TN. She was born July 9, 1923 in Avant, Oklahoma, the daughter of Morgan Franklin and Mildred Ann Faught Watson. She graduated from Barnsdall High School, Barnsdall, OK, with the class of 1941. Minnie resided in Paris, TN, since 2017. She was a member of Whitlock Church of Christ, Paris, TN. On October 27, 1945, Minnie was united in marriage with Joh…