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Thelma Lucile Ulrey 1905-2000
LARNED < Thelma Lucile Ulrey, 95, died Nov. 28 at Forum Health Care Center in Overland Park. She was born June 22, 1905, in Pawnee County, the daughter of Henry F. and Amelia Miller Barstow. She married Lester E. Ulrey Dec. 13, 1950. He died Dec. 26, 1980. A longtime resident of Flagstaff, Ariz., she was a realtor. Survivors include one sister, Hazel Holman of Overland Park. She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Bertle Barstow, Franklin Barstow, Harold Barstow, Howard Barstow, Paul Barstow, Waldo Barstow, Chesley Barstow and Alton Barstow; and three sisters, Theresa Gleason, Edna Doll and Helen Umberger. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned with the Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call from 6-8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in care of the mortuary.  

Joe E. Ney Sr. 1910-2000 
HANSTON < Joe E. Ney Sr., 89, died Nov. 28 at his home in Hanston. He was born Dec. 24, 1910, at Odin, the son of Emil and Anna Dimmer Ney. He married Pearl Cure Aug. 20, 1941, in Fowler. She died Nov. 13, 1993. A lifetime resident of Hanston, he was a farmer and stockman. Ney was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a 70-year member of Knights of Columbus and a past school board member, all of Hanston. Survivors include four sons, Joe Ney and John Ney, both of Hanston, Jim Ney of Olathe and Jerry Ney of Overland Park; four daughters, Cecilia Amend and Connie Ragsdale, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Cathy Strecker of Colwich and Cynthia Berry of Wichita; four sisters, Dorothy Landry of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., Sister Mary Christian of Great Bend, Marie Isenbart of Alva, Okla., and Lucille Jarus of Ellsworth; 25 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Ney; and one grandson. Vigil will be at 7:30 tonight followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jetmore. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hanston with the Rev. Bob Schremmer officiating. Friends may call until 6:30 tonight at Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore. Burial will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery in Hanston. Memorials are suggested to the Catholic Social Service, Birthright and Dominican Sisters, all in care of the funeral home. 

Howard Bangerter 1913-2000
Howard Bangerter, 87, died Nov. 27 at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony
Campus in Hays. He was born April 10, 1913, in Blackwell, Okla., the son of
Jacob John and Lena Weber Bangerter. He married Betty Lou Alderson Sept.
25, 1938, in Bushton. A resident of Great Bend since 1995, coming from
Hoisington, he was owner of Howard's Furniture in Hoisington.
Bangerter was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Great Bend, Veteran
of Foreign Wars Post 7428, American Legion 286, 50-year member of Masonic
Lodge 331, AF&AM, all of Hoisington, Scottish Rite and Isis Shrine. He was
a U.S. Army Navy Transportation Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Barbara Clark of
Wichita; two sisters, Berdena Sellens of Hoisington and Isabelle Rose of
Hutchinson; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers,
Albert Bangerter and Harold Bangerter, four sisters, infant Alberta
Bangerter, Maybelle Ruse, Pearl Bartles and Bertha Lenk.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Tom
Keith officiating. Burial will be at the Hoisington Cemetery. Masonic
graveside rites by Masonic Lodge AF&AM 331. Friends may call from 1-8
tonight and from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
in Hoisington. Family will receive friends from 4-6 tonight at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Ardis 'Jean' Martinez 1942-2000
DENVER, Colo. - Ardis "Jean" Martinez, 57, died Nov. 18 at her home in
Denver. She was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Max and
Naomi Ruth Monday Hill. She married Pat Martinez May 4, 1984, in Denver. A
resident of Denver for 18 years, she was a retired nurses aide.
Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Ronnie Rubia of Denver
and Robert Rubia of Wichita; one daughter, Rhonda Pettijohn of Great Bend;
one step-son, Pat Martinez Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; two step-daughters, Pearl
and Gloria, both of Denver; her parents of Ellinwood; four brothers, Roger
Hill and Warren Hill of Denver, Keith Hill of Sedgwich and Steve Hill of
Ellinwood; and four grandchildren.
Funeral was at Trevino Chapel in Denver Nov. 24. Memorials are suggested to
the American Heart Association or St. Judes Hospital, both in care of
Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

Margaret Roberta Hoyt Muth 1912-2000
LYONS - Margaret Roberta Hoyt Muth, 88, died Nov. 28 at Lyons District
Hospital in Lyons. She was born March 16, 1912, in Saxman, the daughter of
Adelbert Eldridge and Leora Smith Hoyt. She graduated from Lyons High
School in 1930. She married Paul A. Muth Aug. 11, 1935, in Chase. He died
Jan. 17, 1984. A resident of Lyons, coming from Bushton and McPherson, she
was a former grocery store owner, a Newstand/Trailways Bus Depot Agent and
a caregiver.
Mrs. Muth was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women, choir member and Ebenezer Busy Bees, all of Lyons.
Survivors include three sons, Alan Muth of Longmont, Colo., Grant Muth of
Hot Springs, Ark., and Mike Muth of Derby; one sister, Virginia Lee Hoyt
Monroe of Lyons; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by three sons, Lee Muth, Jimmy Muth and Tracey Muth; an
infant daughter; and one brother, Frank S. Hoyt.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church in Lyons with the Rev.
Janet Weathersbee. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials are
suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Fred E. Morgan 1917-2000
WICHITA - Fred E. Morgan, 83, died Nov. 28. He was a retired farmer and
truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Valera, of the home;  four sons, Fred R. Morgan
of Hillsboro, Carl D. Morgan and Howard W. Morgan, both of Canton, and
Terry B. Morgan of El Dorado; four brothers, Gary Morgan of Ulysses, Truman
Morgan of Apache Junction, Ariz., Dick Morgan of Russell and Floyd Morgan
of Syracuse; three sisters, Mary Burris of Denver, Colo., Wanda Lowther of
Williamsburg, Va., and Marjorie Owsley of Ponca City, Okla.; nine
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. (mountain time) Friday at the Methodist
Church in Syracuse. Memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 502, Canton, KS 67428.

Howard Bangerter 1913-2000
Howard Bangerter, 87, died Nov. 27 at Hays Medical Center. He was born
April 10, 1913.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke
Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Hollis G. Bowden 1912-2000
ST. JOHN - Hollis G. Bowden, 88, died Nov. 22 at Stafford District Hospital
in Stafford. He was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Cookeville, Tenn., the son of
Floyd and Carolyn Bowden. He graduated from Antrim High School. He married
Lois Iona Bowden Sept. 2, 1933, in Stafford County. She died March 24,
1995. A lifetime resident of the Antrim community, he was a farmer,
stockman, rough neck for Skelly Oil, electrician and water well driller.
Bowden was a member of Antrim United Methodist Church of rural Stafford
County and IOOF Lodge of Byers.
Survivors include one son, Byron Winston Bowden of Wichita; one daughter,
Barbara N. King of Haysville; one brother, Milton Bowden of St. John; two
grandchildren; and two  great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
one brother, Everret Bowden; and one sister, Elsie Snyder.
Funeral was at the church in rural Stafford. Burial was at Fairview Park
Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of Minnis Chapel
Inc.

Lillian LaVerne Fink 1917-2000
LARNED - Lillian LaVerne Fink, 83, died Nov. 24, at Via Christi, St.
Francis in Wichita. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Stafford, the daughter
of John and Anna Witt Allen. She married Ralph A. Fink May 29, 1955, in
Stafford. A resident of Larned since 1961, coming from Stafford, Hutchinson
and Wichita, she was a nurse.
Mrs. Fink was a member of First Bible Baptist  Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Rita K. Hayes of
Great Bend; three sisters, Irene Wilson of Stafford, Adel Kail of Tribune
and Elsie Pound of St. John; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John
Allen, Jr. and Edgar Allen; two sisters, Viola Allen and Valettia Roe and
one grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. Robert Morris officiating. Burial will be at the
Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to service
time Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
First Bible Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Blanche L. Morgan Schrott 1910-2000
NEKOMA - Blanche L. Morgan Schrott, 90, died Nov. 21 at Rush County Nursing
Home in La Crosse. She was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Nekoma, the daughter of
Friend and Myrtle Stephens Morgan. She married Joseph Edward Schrott May
18, 1930, in La Crosse. He preceded her in death. A lifetime resident of
Rush County, she was a grocery store clerk.
Mrs. Schrott was of Christian faith and a member of Bazine Senior Center in
Bazine .
Survivors include one son, Buddie Schrott of Rush Center; one daughter,
Joyce Wittman of Meade; one sister, Ethel Boese of La Crosse; eight
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one son, Charles Schrott; two brothers, Friend Morgan Jr. and a infant
brother; three sisters, Verna Scheuerman, Aliyce Quesenbury and Clara
Grahm; and one grandson, Mark Schrott.
Funeral was Saturday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with the Rev.
Kathy Bannister officiating. Burial was at Nekoma Union Township Cemetery
in Nekoma. Memorials are suggested to Walnut Valley Senior Center or Rush
County Nursing Home, in care of the funeral home.

Betty Jean Gagelman 1927-2000
Betty Jean Gagelman, 73, died Nov. 23 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born June 12, 1927, in Nashville, the
daughter of Adam and Della A. Subler Mauch. She married Raymond A. Gagelman
June 29, 1947, in Great Bend. A long-time resident of Great Bend, she was a
telephone operator for South Western Bell.
Mrs. Gagelman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend and
Telephone Pioneers.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Starla Gagelman
and Janice R. Klepper, both of Great Bend; one brother, Hugh D. Mauch of
Great Bend; and two grandchildren.
Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Gary
W. Teske officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1- 9 tonight at funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church or the Great Bend Humane Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Leland F. Hamby 1928-2000
ELLINWOOD - Leland F. Hamby, 72, died Nov. 23 at Kansas Heart Hospital in
Wichita.  A resident of Ellinwood, coming from Aldrich, Mo., he was a
retired oil field worker.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie, of the home; four sons, James Hamby of
Aldrich, Billy Hamby of Bolivar, Mo., Ronnie Hamby of Great Bend and Terry
Hamby of Elk City; eight daughters, Linda Stevens of Bolivar, Donna Crow of
Ellinwood, Elaine Pyle and Raylene Keith, both of ElDorado Springs, Mo.,
Barbara Carstens of Ellinwood, Kathlene Cox of Appleton City, Mo., Hazelene
Doyle of Fletcher, N.C., and Dorothy Fulbright of Caney; two brothers,
Ellis Hamby of Ellinwood and Babe Hamby of Aldrich; one sister, Goldie
Manning of Ellinwood; 28 grandchildren; and 26 stepgrandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Murray Chapel in Bolivar with the Rev.
Ralph Bennam officiating. Burial will be at Lindley Prairie Cemetery, west
of Fair Play. Friends may call from 7-8 tonight at the funeral home.

Melvin 'Mel' Hemken 1925-2000
OTIS - Melvin "Mel" Hemken, 75, died Nov. 23 at Hays Medical Center. He was
born May 21, 1925, in rural Albert, the son of Herman and Anna Wagner
Hemken. He married Dorothy Peters Oct. 9, 1983, in Otis. A lifetime
resident of Otis and Albert area, he worked for Golden Belt Telephone
Association for 31 years before retirement.
Hemken was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Albert.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one step-son, Douglas Kaiser of
Austin, Texas; two step-daughters, Janice Higgason of Horseshoe Bay, Texas,
and Linda Kenyon of Otis; one brother, Lowell Hemken of Fort Collins,
Colo.; one sister, Lorraine Erickson of Great Bend; seven
step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis
with the Rev. Margaret Gary officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday
at Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Albert. Friends may call from 1-9
tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington and from 9:30 a.m. to
service time Monday at the church. Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church, in care
of the funeral home.

Lillian LaVerne Fink 1917-2000
LARNED - Lillian LaVerne Fink, 83, died Nov. 24 at Wichita.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Dallas M. Wagner 1922-2000
OTTAWA - Dallas M. Wagner, 78, died Nov. 21 at Olathe Medical Center in
Olathe. He was born July 2, 1922, in El Dorado, the son of J.H. and Hazel
Nutter Wagner. He was a 1940 graduate of El Dorado High School and
Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., with a degree in petroleum engineering.
A resident of Ottawa since August, coming from Great Bend, Arkansas City
and El Dorado, he worked for Wagner-Orth Drilling in the oil fields with
his father and brother-in-law at El Dorado, oil production in Arkansas
City, retiring in 1989, and Kelly's Water Well in Great Bend following his
retirement.
Wagner was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of Phi Delta Theta
Fraternity at Westminster College in Fulton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a member of the Sea Bee's.
Survivors include one son, Robert Mark Wagner of Manhattan; one daughter,
Ann Wagner of Wichita; and one sister, Kathryne Orth of Boerne, Texas. He
was preceded in death by two sons, John Wagner and David Wagner.
Memorial service was held Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Manhattan. A private Inurnment service will be at Sunset Cemetery in El
Dorado at a later date.

Betty J. Gagelman 1927-2000
Betty J. Gagelman, 73, of Great Bend died Nov. 23 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements
will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Melvin A. Hemken 1925-2000
OTIS - Melvin A. Hemken, 75, died Nov. 23 at Hays Medical Center. He was
born May 21, 1925. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Christabelle D. Cuthrell 1928-2000
OTIS - Christabelle D. Cuthrell, 72, died Nov. 22 at her home in Otis. She
was born Oct. 15, 1928, in rural Galatia, the daughter of Herman and Tabea
Steinert Karst. She married Lawrence Cuthrell Nov. 14, 1948, in Milberger.
A lifetime resident of Galatia and Otis, she was head cook for USD 403 for
13 years and a homemaker.
Mrs. Cuthrell was a member of United Methodist Church of Otis.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three daughters, Jean Clair of
Great Bend, Barb Lewis of Colby and Carla Jecha of Timken; her mother of
Hoisington; two brothers, Herman L. Karst of Casper, Wy. and Wayne Karst of
Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Nadine Deutsch of Hoisington; and seven
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathryn Jones.
Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the
Rev. Marilyn Christmore officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in
Galatia. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home and from 9:30
a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the funeral home.

Keith Raymond Trost Sr. 1930-2000
Keith Raymond Trost, 70, died Nov. 18 in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 20,
1930, in Concordia, the son of William McKinley and Dola Alma Smith Trost.
He graduated from Concordia High School, Westmar University and Emporia
State UIniversity. A resident of Great Bend, he was a high school teacher
and director of library services at Barton County Community College from
1967-91.
Trost was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, American Library
Association and a former member of the Lions Club, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Keith Trost Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters,
Heidi Paul of Napa, Calif., and Victoria Monnier of Wichita; former wife,
Sharon Trost of Great Bend; one brother, Donald Trost of Southerland, Iowa;
five sisters, Lola Gropp of Concordia, Ruth Muslow of Yates Center, Willo
Harris of Whitefish, Mont., Evelyn Woolston of Southerland and Cynthia
Ormston of Marshaltown, Iowa; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by two brothers, Melvin Trost and John Trost.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Jana Baxter
officiating. Burial will be at Nelson Cemetery in Huscher. Friends may call
from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Memorials are
suggested to the church, American Heart Association or Barton County
Community College, all in care of Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend.

Sarah Michaelis 1912-2000
RUSSELL - Sarah Michaelis, 88, died Nov. 21 at her home in Russell. She was
born March 27, 1912, in Russell County, the daughter of Fred J. and Lena
Mai Deines. She married Huldrich J. Michaelis Nov. 1, 1931, in rural
Russell. He died Sept. 25, 1995. A lifetime resident of Russell County, she
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Michaelis was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Russell.
Survivors include one son, Richard Michaelis of Sioux City, Iowa; two
daughters, LaJune Gustin of Galatia and Naomi Dumler of Mesa, Ariz.; one
sister, Paulina Fabrizius of WaKeeney; seven grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bernard
Deines; three sisters, Ruphina Deines, Miriam Deines and Elizabeth Deines.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Henry Hartman
officiating. Burial will be at Russell City Cemetery. Friends may call from
9 a.m. until noon Friday at Pohlman's Mortuary in Russell and from 1 p.m.
until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, in
care of the funeral home.

Scott Sherman 1940-2000
LYONS - Scott Sherman, 60, died Nov. 21 at his residence in Lyons. He was
born Aug. 6, 1940, in Lyons, the son of Harvey S. and Hazel Baldwin
Sherman. He graduated from Lyons High School in 1958. He married Marilyn
Adams Sept. 9, 1999, in Lyons. A lifetime resident of Lyons, he was a
retired owner of Sherman's Phillips 66.
Sherman was a member of First Christian Church, Lyons Rotary Club, Lyons
Chamber of Commerce, Lyons Fire Department and Lyons Optimist Club, all of
Lyons. He received the 1997 Distinguished Service Award.
Survivors include three sons, Chance Sherman of Lyons, Kevin White and Tim
White, both of Chase; two daughters, Nicole Tillman of Wichita and Kayla
Flegler of Hays; one brother, Tom Sherman of Lyons; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Tom
Eastman officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Friends
may call from 1-6 p.m. Friday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials
are suggested to the Bell and Star Fund, Lyons Rotary Club or Scott Sherman
Scholarship Fund, all in care of the funeral home.

Blanche L. Morgan Schrott 1910-2000
NEKOMA - Blanche L. Morgan Schrott, 90, died Nov. 21 in Nekoma. She was
born Jan. 26, 1910, in Nekoma, the daughter of Friend and Myrtle Stephens
Morgan. She married Joseph Edward Schrott May 18, 1930, in La Crosse. A
lifetime resident of Rush County, she was a grocery store clerk.
Mrs. Schott was a member of Bazine Senior Center in Bazine.
Survivors include one son, Buddie Schrott of Rush Center; one daughter,
Joyce Wittman of Meade; one sister, Ethel Boese of La Crosse; eight
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Friend Morgan Jr.; three sisters, Verna Scheuerman, Aliyce
Quesenbury and Clara Grahm; and one grandson, Mark Schrott.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Kathy Bannister officiating. Burial will be at Nekoma Union
Township Cemtery in Nekoma. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. The family
will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to Walnut Valley Senior Center or Rush County Nursing Home,
in care of the funeral home.

Howard Ray Luft 1965-2000
STRASBURG, Colo. - Howard Ray Luft, 35, died Nov. 19 near Strasburg as a
result of a vehicle accident. He was born July 9, 1965, in Liberal, the son
of Jack W. and Ingrid D. Berg Luft. He was a graduate of Great Bend High
School, Barton County Community College, Goodland Vo-Tech School and the
University of Denver with degrees in engineering and fiber optics. A
resident of Strasburg and Evanston, Wy., formerly of Larned and Great Bend,
he was a staff engineer for QWest Communications in Denver, Colo.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Jack and Wanda Luft of Great
Bend; his mother and stepfather, Rick and Ingrid Trinka of Great Bend;
stepbrother, Chris Hughes of Wichita; and stepsister, Wendy Litzenberger of
Derby.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Chapel with the
Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. His ashes will be strewn over the mountain area
near his home in Wyoming. Memorials are suggested to the Blue Ribbon
Conservatory, in care of the funeral home.

Loren Dempsey 'Babe' Lane 1926-2000
LARNED - Loren Dempsey "Babe" Lane, 74, died Nov. 19, at Hutchinson
Hospital. He was born April 23, 1926, in Phillipsburg, the son of Glen
Alden and Lila A. Smith Lane. He married Roberta Lee Gilliland Sept. 13,
1952, in Phillipsburg. A resident of Larned, coming from Phillipsburg, he
worked for Phillipsburg, Hays and Wichita Post  Offices and was a
alcoholism counselor for Larned State Hospital, sunrise Inc. of Larned and
was a DUI evaluator for the 24th Judicial District.
Lane was a member of the United Methodist Church and church choir, both of
Larned and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phillipsburg. He was a veteran of
World War II and the Korean Conflict serving in both the U.S. Naval Reserve
and in the Kansas Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Dr. Charles Lane of
Medford, Ore., Loren Lane of Larned and Thomas Lane of Pratt; one daughter,
Susan Stokes of Mountain View, Calif.; one brother, Alden Lane of Hugo,
Colo.; two sisters, Gwen Funston of Detroit, Mich., and Dixie Abbott of
Claflin; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in
death by one brother, Irwin Lane.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Charles Grant
officiating. Graveside military honors will be at 4 p.m. at the Fairview
Cemetery in Phillipsburg. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Memorials are
suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Fred P. 'Fritz' Burgardt 1924-2000
HAYS - Fred P. "Fritz" Burgardt, 76, died Nov. 21, at his home in Hays. He
was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Hays, the son of George and Pauline Brungardt
Burgardt. He married Rosaline Hoff Aug. 16, 1950, in Emmeram. A resident of
Hays, he was a construction worker with Klaus Construction.
Burgardt was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Alfred Burgardt of Hays
and Larry Burgardt, of  Moore, Okla.; two daughters, Mary Leer and Brenda
Burgardt, both of Hays; four brothers, Marvin Burgardt, Wayne Burgardt,
Leon Burgardt and Victor Burgardt, all of Wichita; one sister, Annette Hepp
of La Crosse; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six
brothers, Elmer Burgardt, Andy Burgardt, Wayne Burgardt, Wilfred Burgardt,
Robert Burgardt and Eugene Burgardt; three sisters, Mary Steckline, Irene
Klaus and Janet Leiker.
Parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral
Home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Don
Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays.
Friends may call from 6-8 tonight and   Thursday at the at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to be given for Masses, in care of the
funeral home.

Richard Herman Broils 1944-2000
LARNED - Richard Herman Broils, 56, died Nov. 21 at Central Kansas Medical
Center. St. Rose Campus, in Great Bend. He was born March 8, 1944, in Great
Bend, the son of John W. and Louise Franklin Broils. He married Billie Jean
Shepherd May 29, 1971, in Larned. A lifetime resident of Larned,  he was an
oil well tester for Phillips Petroleum and worked for USD 495.
Broils was a member of CME Church in Larned.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Elmore "Moe" Madden Jr. of
Larned; six daughters, Lois Cephus of Dodge City, Linda Upshaw of Spanaway,
Wash., Lisa Jean Black and Nichole Vontress, both of Dodge City, Sondra
Hopkins of Salina and Christine Broils of Larned; parents of Great Bend;
two brothers, Marion Broils of Kansas City, Mo., and Gene Broils of Topeka;
11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned with the Revs. William Harding and Johnny Augmon officiating. Burial
will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday, both at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to the Victory in the Valley Inc., in care of the mortuary.

Blanche L Schrott 1910-2000
LA CROSSE - Blanche L. Schrott, 90, died Nov. 21 at La Crosse. She was born
Jan. 26, 1910. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by
Janousek Funeral in La Crosse.

Howard Ray Luft 1965-2000
Howard Ray Luft, 35, died Nov. 19 near Strasburg, Colo., as a result of a
vehicle accident. He was born July 9, 1965, in Liberal. Survivors and
funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend.

Keith Trost 1930-2000
Keith Trost, 70, died Nov. 18 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Feb.
29, 1930. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Fryberger
Mortuary in Great Bend.

Alvin Henry Otte 1911-2000
Alvin Henry Otte, 89, died Nov. 20 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Great Bend, the
son of Henry J. and Zilphia Essmiller Otte. He was a 1936 graduate of
Kansas State University and played on the K-State football team. He married
Emma Louise Hommon May 16, 1937, in Smith Center. She died Feb. 11, 1998. A
lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer.
Otte was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Masonic
Lodge, Kansas Master Farmer Association and Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame.
Survivors include one son, Vern Otte of Leawood; four daughters, Arnita
Schultz of Trousdale, Alvina Mabry of Golden, Colo., Betty Robinson and
Myrna Holthaus, both of Great Bend; one sister, Lorena Calcara of Great
Bend; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Jana Baxter
officiating. Burial will be at  Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to
Golden Belt Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Catherine Quint 1906-2000
HAYS - Catherine Quint, 94, died Nov. 17 in Lawrenceburg, Ind. She was born
March 31, 1906, in Catherine, the daughter of Fred and Margaret Dinkel
Schmidt. She married Joseph Quint Nov. 15, 1926. He died in 1951. A
resident of Hays, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Quint was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg and
Eagles Auxiliary in Hays.
Survivors include one son, Ralph J. Quint of Leesburg, Ind.; two daughters,
Mary Ann Turner of Lawrenceburg and Silverine Phillips of Davis, Okla.; six
brothers, Joe F. Schmidt, Hilary Schmidt, Marcellus V. Schmidt and Leo C.
Schmidt, all of Hays, Fidelis Schmidt of Plainville and John P. Schmidt of
Great Bend; five sisters, Ann Schmidt of Plainville, Mary Pelzel and
Margaret Younger, both of Hays, Tina Tikiardopoulas of Wichita and Jane
Jacobs of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.
Eagles Auxiliary service will be at 6 tonight at Brock's North Hill Chapel
in Hays. Parish vigil will be at 6:30 tonight at the funeral home. Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Hays with the Rev.
Mike Scully O.F.M. Cap officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery
in Hays. Friends may call from 6-8 tonight and from 8:30 until 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home.

August M. Boger 1915-2000
WICHITA - August M. Boger, 85, died Nov. 17. He was a retired Beech
Aircraft Company machinist.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Boger of the home; three sons, Ronald
Boger of Beaverton, Ore., Arlen Boger of Wichita and Orville Boger of
Nevada City, Calif.; one daughter, Janice Kuehn of Baldwin, Mo.; one
brother, Reinhardt Boger of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Hilda Drehle of
Great Bend; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Wichita. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Arc of
Sedgwick County, in care of Hillside Funeral Home West in Wichita.

Helen Marie Price 1902-2000
Helen Marie Price, 98, died Nov. 14 at Hilltop Manor Inc., in Cunningham.
She was born April 1, 1902, in Scammon, the daughter of Samuel Edgar and
Jessie Lee Wade Jackson. She married Harley Emmett Price June 5, 1919, in
Great Bend. He died Dec. 16, 1955. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Price was a member of Community Christian Church, Silver and Gold Club
and AARP, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Gerald R. Price of Ft. Collins, Colo.; two
daughters, Judy Smith of Great Bend and Mary M. Koogle of Parsons; 17
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence L. Price; one daughter,
Patricia J. Thompson; one brother, Denton Jackson; one sister, Mable
Nicoll; and two grandsons.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Chapel in
Great Bend with the Rev. Kevin Ingram officiating. Burial will be at the
Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time at Bryant Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer Diseases and
Associated Disorders, in care of the chapel.

Betty Jean Dula 1930-2000
Betty Jean Dula, 70, died Nov. 17 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Sept. 28, 1930, at Columbia, Mo.,
the daughter of Roy A. Sr. and Edith Mae Jennings Rush. She married Edward
Port Dula Oct. 19, 1949, in Tijuana, Mexico. He died June 5, 1994. A Great
Bend resident for most of her life, she was a retired nurses' aide at St.
Rose Hospital and sales clerk at Gibson's in Great Bend.
Mrs. Dula was a member of Faith Community Church of Great Bend.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Dula of Hutchinson; two brothers, Roy
A. Rush Jr. of Farmington, N.M., and Joseph H. Rush of Kremmling, Colo.;
and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Fred
Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, all at
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the funeral home.

Johanna Etta DelReo 1924-2000
LARNED - Johanna Etta DelReo, 76, died Nov. 17 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Sept. 22, 1924, at
Aniwa, Wis., the daughter of William F. and Abbie Greenlaw Hass. She
married Alfred George Francis DelReo Sept. 20, 1939, at Crandon, Wis. He
died Sept. 9, 1994. A longtime resident of Larned, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. DelReo was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include three brothers, Dale Hass of Sheboygan, Wis., Clifford
Hass of Birnamwood, Wis., and Byron Hass of Shawano, Wis. She was preceded
in death by twin brothers and one sister.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned with the
Rev. Rick Clark officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may
call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to
service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Larned
Healthcare and Living Center, in care of the funeral home.

Brenda J. Seemann 1952-2000
JETMORE - Brenda J. Seemann, 48, died Nov. 17 at her home in Jetmore. She
was born May 22, 1952, in Jetmore, the daughter of Vernon and Edith Larkin
Cohoon. She married Dave Seemann Aug. 11, 1971, at Cimarron. A lifetime
resident of Jetmore, she worked in the Hodgeman county treasurer's office.
Mrs. Seemann was a member of United Methodist Church of Jetmore, an
emergency medical technician - intermediate, income tax preparer and
dispatcher for Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office for 10 years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Raymond Seemann and
Ronnie Seemann, both of Jetmore; two daughters, Penny Charles and Misty
Seemann, both of Jetmore; five step-children; two brothers, Ronnie Cohoon
of Jetmore and Jay Cohoon of Dodge City; three grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; and one step-greatgrandchild.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Mitch Reece
officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may
call until 8 tonight and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Funeral Home in
Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to Jetmore Emergency Medical Service, in
care of the funeral home.

Peggy Joyce Mattocks 1934-2000
HOISINGTON - Peggy Joyce Mattocks, 66, died Nov. 16 at Clara Barton
Hospital in Hoisington. She was born June 18, 1934, in Yukon, Okla., the
daughter of Thee David and Sudie Pearl Greer Riggs. She married Wallace E.
"Jack" Mattocks Oct. 17, 1954, in Clayton, N.M. He died April 8, 1969. A
resident of Hoisington for 58 years, she was a secretary for 26 years at
First Kansas Bank in Hoisington.
Mrs. Mattocks was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clara Barton
Hospital and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Hoisington.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy McMillon of Great Bend, Debbie
DeHaven of Hoisington and Sudie Little of New Haven, Mo.; one brother,
Howard Riggs of Natchitoches, La.; one sister, Helen Stoops of Grand
Junction, Colo.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one
brother, Hugh Riggs; and one sister, Louise Ummel.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington with the Rev. Wayne Flanders officiating. Burial will be at
Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Humane Society, in care of the
funeral home.

Vernon William Luetters 1931-2000
SALINA - Vernon William Luetters, 69, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional
Health Center. He was born April 12, 1931, in Ransom, the son of Frances
and Josephine Hilmes Luetters. A resident of Salina, he was a building
construction superintendent.
Luetters was a member of St. Mary's Queen of the Universe Catholic Church,
the Carpenter's Union, both of Salina, Knights of Columbus in Ransom,
National Rifle Association, American Legion and  Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran  of the Korean War.
Survivors include five brothers, Louis Luetters of Ransom, Thomas Luetters
of Wichita, Eugene Luetters of Salina, John Luetters of Hutchinson and
Jerome Luetters of Hays; four sisters, Rozanne Veeder and Janice
Houdeshell, both of Dodge City, Carolyn Maska of Hays and Linda Hess of
Great Bend.
Parish vigil will be at 7 tonight at St. Aloysius Church in Ransom. Funeral
Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Church with the Rev.
Gregory LeBlanc officiating. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery in
Ransom with military graveside rites by the Ransom VFW. Friends may call
until 4 today at St. Aloysius Church, from 6-9 tonight at the church, and
Saturday morning at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church in
Salina, in care of the funeral home.

James Lyle Stout 1929-2000
LARNED - James Lyle Stout, 71, died Nov. 15, at his home in Larned. He was
born Jan. 14, 1929, in Erwin, Neb., the son of James Edward and Laura Della
Roberts Stout. He married Mary Ann Wallingford Dec. 30, 1983, in Martin,
S.D. A resident Larned since 1993, coming from Merriman, Neb., he was a
retired mechanic.
Stout was of the Christian faith and a past member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; five sons, James "Corky" Stout,
Charles Stout and Marty Lee, all of Larned, John Lee of Gordon, Neb. and
Regenald Lee of Grand Island, Neb.; four daughters, Anita Spencer and Susan
Greenamyre, both of Larned, Donna DeCoste of Chadron, Neb., and Wanita
Wilds of Omaha, Neb.;  one sister, Della Emery of Mission, S.D.; 33
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
four brothers, Danny Stout, Clifford Stout, George Stout and Henry Stout;
three sisters, Lois Stout, Garnet Bowman and Viola Pavolik.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned with the
Rev. James Swan officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may
call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until
service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to James
L. Stout Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Frank Wayne Peck 1945-2000
BUNKER HILL - Frank Wayne Peck, 55, died Nov. 14 in Baton Rouge, La. He was
born Sept. 30, 1945, in Russell, the son of Ralph and Hester Milberger
Peck. A resident of Bunker Hill, he was a construction superintendent for
Youngblood Brother Inc.
Peck was a member of Beulah Masonic Lodge in Bunker Hill and the Bunker
Hill Historical Society. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Survivors include his parents of Bunker Hill; two brothers, Dr. Roger Peck
of Great Bend and Curtis Peck of Wichita; two sisters, Sandra Rogg in
Russell and Lauree Homewood of Ellis.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel in Russell
with the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating. Burial will be at Bunker Hill
Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Bunker Hill Historical Society, American
Diabetes Association or Beulah Masonic Lodge, all in care of the mortuary.

Lloyd L. Harbaugh 1912-2000
RUSSELL - Lloyd L. Harbaugh, 88, died Nov. 15 at Beverly Health Care Center
in Lucas. He was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Russell County, the son of James
and Bertha Ringeisen Harbaugh. He married Mabel New July 14, 1938, in Great
Bend.  A resident of Russell, he worked in road construction.
Harbaugh was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Vicky Suazo of
Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Willis Harbaugh of Russell and Warren
Harbaugh of Great Bend; four sisters, June Faulkner of Sharon Springs,
Phyllis Bodine of Russell, Lillie Jean Livingston of Great Bend and Bonnie
Lou Schartz of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earnest Harbaugh, Richard
Harbaugh, James Harbaugh and Ralph Harbaugh.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m Saturday at the church with the Rev. Earl
Haggard officiating. Burial will be at Russell City Cemetery. Friends may
call from 7-9 tonight at Pohlman's Mortuary in Russell and from 9:30 a.m.
until service time Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care of the funeral home.

Albert L. Nettleingham 1924-2000
SPENCER, Okla. - Albert L. Nettleingham, 76,  died Nov. 15 at Norman
Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Hoisington,
the son of Guy and Amelia Nuss Nettleingham. He married Gladys M. Roehrich
June 13, 1948, in Hoisington. She died Sept. 13, 1983. A resident of
Spencer, he was a farmer and retired owner of Nettleingham Trucking in
Oklahoma.
Nettleingham was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include one son, Steve Nettleingham of Harrah, Okla.; one
brother, LaVerne Nettleingham of Olmitz; and two grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by one sister, Marlene Morrison.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in
Hoisington with the Rev. Garry Dassow officiating. Burial will be at
Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time
Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer
Society, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Joseph B. 'Joe' Desemo 1935-2000
Joseph B. "Joe" Desemo, 65, died Nov. 15 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born July 21, 1935, in Larned, the
son of Joseph Anthony and Cloe Cecelia Bordewick Desemo. He married Shirley
L. Wurm Aug. 10, 1954, in Larned. A resident of Great Bend, coming from
Loveland, Colo., he was a retired registered respiratory therapist in
Greeley, Colo.
Survivors include one son, Dan L. Desemo of Great Bend; three daughters,
Debi Behee of Dodge City, Jennifer Turk of Carlsbad, Texas, and Ann Baca of
Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Mary Ann Schartz of Larned, Sue Dundas
and Sarah Knoche, both of Longmont, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.
Prayer service at 7 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the
Rev. Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service time at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or
to donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Virginia S. Fry    1909-2000
NEWTON < Virginia S. Fry, 91, died Nov. 11 at Kansas Christian Home in
Newton. She was born Aug. 17, 1909, in Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Garfield
and Mary B. Bruce Smith. She graduated from Fort Hays College in 1929, and
did post-graduate work at Emporia State College and Colorado State
University. She married Fred H. Fry Nov. 30, 1932, in Pawnee Rock. He died
Dec. 30, 1998. A resident of Newton, she was a elementary school teacher for
Pawnee Rock for 25 years.
Mrs. Fry was a former member of the Christian Church of Pawnee Rock and
First Christian Church in Great Bend. She was a  member of Delta Kappa
Gamma.
Survivors include one son, Ralph Fry of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Bruce G.
Smith of Newton; one sister, Gwendolyn Zimmerman of Emporia; three
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Great Bend
with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Pawnee Rock
Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Peterson Funeral Home in
Newton and from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are
suggested to the Kansas Christian Home or the Fellowship of John Caring
Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Clifford Barton Riddle    1923-2000
PAWNEE ROCK < Clifford Barton Riddle, 77, died Nov. 14 at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in
Tindall, Mo., the son of Ed B. and Mable Hopkins Riddle. He married Dorothy
L. Wetzel Sept. 11, 1950, in Woodward, Okla. A resident of Pawnee Rock for
33 years, coming from Great Bend, he was a truck driver and security guard
for Doonan Truck and Equipment Inc. in Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Cliff Riddle of Aurora,
Colo., Richard D. Riddle of Burlingame and Donnie E. Riddle of Wellington;
four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three
stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Glen
Riddle; and one sister, Helen Riddle Smith.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend. Burial will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Friends may call until 9
tonight, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until service time
Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung
Association or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral
home.

Victor H. "Vic" Hallman    1931-2000
HUTCHINSON < Victor H. "Vic" Hallman, 69, died Nov. 14 at his home in
Hutchinson. He was born April 17, 1931, in Hudson, the son of Hugo F. and
Hattie Schulz Hallman. He was a 1949 graduate of Hudson High School and a
1956 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He married Jeanette Pohlman
June 24, 1956, in Ellinwood. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, he was a
employed by American Family Insurance for 35 years.
Hallman was a member of First Presbyterian Church, American Legion  Lysle
Rishel Post 68, Reno Masonic Lodge 124 A.F. and A.M., tReno County Shrine
Scooter Patrol, all of Hutchinson, and Midian Shrine of Wichita. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Brian Hallman of
Sugarland, Texas; two daughters, Denise Prull of Monticello, Iowa, and Terri
McQueen of Olathe; one brother, Edgar Hallman of Overland Park; and five
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Anderson.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Ronald E.
Holland officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Cemetery
in Hudson. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Elliott Mortuary in
Hutchinson. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Reno County or the
Shriner's Crippled Childrens Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.

Lila Alberta Downing 1906-2000
MAIZE < Lila Alberta Downing, 94, died Nov. 15 in Ellinwood. She was born
Oct. 9, 1906, in rural Maize, the daughter of James and Emma McClure Rush.
She married Stephen Holcome Downing Oct. 9, 1929. He died in 1968. A
resident of Ellinwood, she was head janitor for Maize Junior and Senior High
Schools. She was a bus driver and substitute teacher for the Maize School
District.
Mrs. Downing was a member of Maize United Methodist Church and the Young at
Heart.
Survivors include one son, Jimmie Downing of Ellinwood; and one daughter,
Shirley Horrell of Roscoe, Ill.; six grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church in Maize with the Rev. Judy
Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Maize Park Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church,
in care of Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

Norma Herold Colvin    1922-2000
ELLINWOOD < Norma Herold Colvin, 78, died Nov. 15 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 21, 1922, in
Ellinwood, the daughter of Charles R. and Selma Held Herold. She married
W.M. 'Bill' Colvin June 17, 1957, in Ellinwood. He died Jan. 25, 1994. A
lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker and professional
secretary, retiring in 1994.
Mrs. Colvin was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, the Book Club,
Bridge Club and Ellinwood Garden Club, all of Ellinwood.
Survivors include one son, Bruce Colvin of New York City, N.Y.; one
daughter, Lynn Huncovsky of Agenda; one brother, Don Herold of Great Bend;
two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Richard Herold.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Larry Young
officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in
Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Kimple Funeral Home in
Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to the Church Foundation or the Ambulance
Fund or Woodhaven, all in care of the funeral home.

Father William A. Vogel     1923-2000
KINSLEY < Father William A. Vogel, 77, died Nov. 14 of an apparent heart
attack while hunting with friends near Spearville. He was born Jan. 18,
1923, in Wright, the son of Frank H. and Elizabeth Koechner Vogel. He was
pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Kinsley and St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Offerle.
He was ordained to the priesthood April 20, 1949, by Bishop Mark K. Carroll
at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Wright. His assignments in the Diocese of
Wichita were St. Mary's, Newton and Blessed Sacrament in Wichita. In the
Diocese of Dodge City, the Rev. Vogel served as chaplain at St. Joseph's
Hospital and Larned State Hospital, both of Larned. His pastoral assignments
include: St. John in St. John, St. Francis in Seward, Holy Family in Odin,
Sacred Heart in Pratt, St. Rose of Lima in Great Bend, St. John The Baptist
in Spearville, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Windthorst, Our Lady of Guadalupe
in Dodge City, St. Stanislaus in Ingalls and St. George in Bucklin. He was
currently serving the congregations of Kinsley and Offerle since 1994. He
served as state chaplin for both Knights of Columbus and Daughters of
Isabella and was a member of the Ministerial Association in Kinsley.
During his priesthood he held the following curial positions: Diocesan youth
director, director of the Newman Apostolate, Great Bend moderator of
Diocesan Council of Council Women, school board, dean of the Great Bend
deanery, consultor and member of Presbyteral Council and spiritual director
of the Diocesan Blue Army.
Survivors include three sisters, Loretta Baker and Irene Casey, both of
Dodge City, and Sister Jeanette Vogel, CSJ, of Wichita. He was preceded in
death by six brothers, Patrick Vogel, Henry Vogel, the Rev. Oscar Vogel,
Herman Vogel, Leo Vogel and Francis Vogel; two sisters, Margaret Stein and
Sister Dominica Vogel, CSJ.
Rosary will be at 4 p.m. today, vigil service will be at 7 tonight, followed
by the Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in
Kinsley. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with Bishop
Ronald M. Gilmore officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrew Cemetery in
Wright. Friends may call until 2 p.m. today at Burkhart Funeral Chapel in
Dodge City, from 4-7 p.m. today at the church and from 10:30 a.m. until 2
p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Cathedral Building
Campaign or St. Nicholas School Endowment Fund, both in care of the funeral
chapel.

Bertine E. Schmidt 1913-2000
LYONS - Bertine E. Schmidt, 87, died Nov. 13 at Olathe Medical Center in
Olathe. She was born Feb. 25, 1913, in Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Jacob
and Elizabeth Schultz Dirks. She graduated from Pawnee Rock High School.
She married Garfield Schmidt June 10, 1931, in Pawnee Rock. He died June
29, 1987.  A Lyons resident since 1988, coming from Little River and
Larned, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Schmidt was a member of Congregational  United Church of Christ in
Little River.
Survivors include three sons, Garfield C. Schmidt of Seattle, Wash., John
L. Schmidt of Overland Park and Joel E. Schmidt of Little River; eight
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pawnee Rock Cemetery with
the Rev. Will Best officiating. Burial will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Center in Lyons, in care of
Sillin Funeral Home.

Maggie Broadfoot 1918-2000
Maggie Broadfoot, 82, died Nov. 13 at Integrated Health Services in Great
Bend. She was born March 22, 1918, near Forgan, the daughter of Ruffas Shaw
and Maggie Meldora Hutson Durham. She married Roy Ellsworth Broadfoot March
19, 1935, in Liberal. He died in 1998. A resident of Great Bend, coming
from Fargo, Okla., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include four sons, Karl Broadfoot of Liberal, Danny Broadfoot of
Garden City, Ronnie Broadfoot of Belleville, Ill., and Troy Broadfoot of
Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Sandy Dayton of Great Bend and Nancy Elliott
of Stillwater, Okla.; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by two brothers, John David Durham and George Washington
Durham; three sisters, Lily May Walton, Jewel Gretchen Wooldridge and Elsie
Jane Hendershot; and three children, Margaret Ann, Maybelle Sue and Benny
Max.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fargo Cemetery in
Fargo, with the Rev. Olin Payton officiating. A guest book can be signed at
Legacy.com. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care
of Good Samaritan Funeral Service in Woodward, Okla.

Helen Smith 1916-2000
PRAGUE, Okla. - Helen Smith, 84, died Nov. 6 in Oklahoma City. She was born
April 30, 1916, daughter of Abe and Martha Harris Coleman. She married
Charles E. Smith June 20, 1931, in Micawber, Okla. A lifelong resident of
Prague and Paden areas, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church of Prague.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Bob Smith, Jerry
Smith and Sam Smith, all of Prague; five daughters, Carley Day of Great
Bend, Joyce Gregory, Frances Simek, Sue Schima and Mindy Calger; 24
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Gregory; nine brothers;
eight sisters; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Prague
with the Rev. Tim Emmons officiating. Burial will be at Prague Cemetery.
Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague is in charge of arrangements.

James Lyle Stout 1929-2000
LARNED - James Lyle Stout, 71, died Nov. 15 at his home in Larned.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Morell Funeral Home
in Larned.

Norma Colvin 1922-2000
ELLINWOOD - Norma Colvin, 78, died Nov. 15 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus, in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 21, 1922.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Kimple Inc. Funeral
Home in Ellinwood.

Cliff Riddle 1923-2000
PAWNEE ROCK - Cliff Riddle, 77, died Nov. 14 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus, in Great Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements
will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.

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