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Carole B. Speck
1937-2000
Carole B. Speck, 62, died Feb. 20 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born July 26, 1937, at Oklahoma City,
Okla., the daughter of Max E. and Virginia Olga Cook Rehymer. A resident of
Great Bend since May 1999, coming from Huntington Beach, Calif., she was a
real estate agent.
Survivors include her mother, Virginia O. Gross of Great Bend.
There will be no funeral service or visitation. Memorials are suggested to
Great Bend Humane Society Building Fund, in care of Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2000

Leroy Henry Stieben
1931-2000
BAZINE - Leroy Henry Stieben, 68, died Feb. 20 at Ness County Hospital in
Ness City. He was born June 22, 1931, at Bazine, the son of Henry and
Elizabeth Margheim Stieben. He married Juanita Strait May 11, 1958, at
Bazine. A lifetime resident of Bazine, he was a farmer.
Stieben was a member of St. Paul Congregational Church and American Legion
Post 392, both of Bazine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Gary Stieben of Bazine;
his mother of Bazine; one brother, Larry Stieben of Bazine; and two
step-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Jason
Godsell officiating. Burial will be at Bazine Cemetery in Bazine with
military rites by the American Legion of Bazine. Friends may call until 9
tonight at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City and to service time
Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or Bazine
EMT Service, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2000

Elsie Jane Hathaway
1936-2000
ST. JOHN - Elsie Jane Hathaway, 63, died Feb. 20 at Stafford District
Hospital in Stafford. She was born Dec. 19, 1936, at Shaffer, the daughter
of Ezra Ephraim Sr. and Doshia Hazel Smith. She married Jerry R. Hathaway
Feb. 1, 1958, at St. John. A resident of St. John for 35 years, she was a
homemaker, assistant editor of Chiron Review Literary magazine and
co-founder of Chiron Review Poetry Festival.
Mrs. Hathaway was a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Survivors include her husband of the home; four sons, Michael Hathaway of
St. John, Joseph R. Hathaway of San Diego, Calif., John Edwards Jr. of
Freeman, Mo., and Ben Edwards of Lawrence; one daughter, Sally Edwards of
Salina; one brother, Ezra E. Smith Jr. of Maize; three sisters, Lillian
Davis of Garden City, Sue Caster of Douglas and Charlene Morgan of St.
John; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one daughter, Kristi Jane Hathaway; and three sisters, Laura Mae
Davis, Irene Hacker and Jean Hathaway.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel Inc. in St.
John with the Rev. A.J. Owens officiating. There will be no visitation. The
body has been cremated. Memorials are suggested to Stafford District
Hospital or PETA, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2000

Jack Dennis Grow
1931-2000
LARNED - Jack Dennis Grow, 68, died Feb. 20 at Golden Plains Healthcare
Center in Hutchinson. He was born July 14, 1931, at Latham, the son of Eldo
A. and Lula Beil Coons Grow. A resident of Larned since 1989, he was a
retired Larned State Hospital Employee, having worked in maintenance.
Grow was of Christian faith.
Survivors include one son, Steve Grow of Long Beach, Calif.; three
daughters, Debbie Grow and Kimberly Grow, both of Northglenn, Colo., and
Deidra Grow of Garden City; one brother, Danny Grow of McPherson; one
sister, Delores Cox of El Dorado; and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned with
the Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery in
Larned. Friends may call until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2000

Walter H. Schmidt
1914-2000
EMPORIA - Walter H. Schmidt, 86, died Feb. 20 at Vintage Manor in Emporia.
He was born Jan. 29, 1914, southwest of Olpe, the son of John E. and Ida E.
Wehrenberg Schmidt. He married Viola May Counts Jan. 28, 1940, at Zion
Lutheran Church of Olpe. She died July 13, 1995. A resident of Emporia,
coming from Hartford, he had worked for Amoco Service Pipeline Company in
Hays for 28 years, retiring in 1969. He then worked for Sauder Custom
Fabrication and Didde Graphics Corporation, both of Emporia.
Schmidt was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a military veteran of
World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater as a mechanic, bridge builder,
carpenter and machine operator.
Survivors include one son, Robert Schmidt of Emporia; one daughter, Evelyn
Essmiller of Great Bend; three sisters, Leona Conrade and Inez Hines, both
of Emporia, and Louise McIntire of Wichita; four grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman
Schmidt.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral
Home in Emporia with the Rev. Norbert Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will be
at Hartford Cemetery in Hartford with military honors by Lowry-Funston Post
1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials are suggested to the church, in
care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2000

K.W. 'Pete' Kirkman
1917-2000
K.W. "Pete" Kirkman, 82, died Feb. 20 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born May 27, 1917, at Great Bend, the son
of Edward and Mary Mallory Kirkman. He married Dolores Schartz Murphy. A
lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was an agri-businessman.
Kirkman was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, a lifetime member of
Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, charter member of Great Bend Coop
Association and served on various church boards, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Dr. Joseph D. Kirkman of
Hays and Donald K. Kirkman of Great Bend; one daughter, Jill Eliason of
Overland Park; one stepson, Roger Murphy of Great Bend; one sister,
Margaret Miller of Great Bend; eight grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Knights of
Columbus rosary, at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Warren Stecklein
officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. Friends
may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Central Kansas Medical
Center Foundation, the church school endowment fund or Eldercare, all in
care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 21, 2000

Verne Lippert
1911-2000
BISON - Verne Lippert, 88, died at Rush County Nursing Home in La Crosse.
He was born Nov. 9, 1911, at Bison, the son of Robert Wagner and Bessie May
McCaskey Lippert. He married Pauline Isabel Blackwell Aug. 4, 1944, at
Rozel. She died Sept. 10, 1992. A resident of Rush County for most of his
life, he was a farmer and stockman and had been a high school teacher and
administrator for 19 years in Lincoln, Lyons, Stark, La Crosse, Bison and
Hanston.
Lippert was a member of Bison Methodist Church and Masons.
Survivors include two sons, Doyle Lippert of La Crosse and Kenton Lippert
of Stillwater, Okla.; three daughters, Marilyn Zaren of Folsom, Calif.,
Nyla LeSage of Hill City and Rhonda Lippert-Bortz of Smith Center; one
brother, Harold Lippert of Great Falls, Mont.; and 15 grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by three brothers, Harlan Lippert, Robert D. Lippert and
Blaine Lippert.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Kathy Bannister officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City
Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.
to service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 21, 2000

Elva H. Glass
1906-2000
LARNED - Elva H. Glass, 94, died Feb. 17 at Larned Healthcare Center in
Larned. She was born Jan. 15, 1906 at Timken, the daughter of Joseph and
Mary (Holopirek) Kraisinger. She married Harry Glass June 23, 1934. He died
Jan. 24, 1974. A Plainville resident most of her life, moving to Larned in
1994, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Glass was a member of the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Kraisinger, Arthur
Kraisinger and Robert Kraisinger; and two sisters, Lillian Moore and Edna
Wilhelm.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse with
the Rev. Kathy Bannister officiating. Burial will be at LaCrosse City
Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral
home, Memorials are suggested to Larned Healthcare Center.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 20, 2000

Melvin Virgil Morris
1920-2000
Melvin Virgil Morris, 79, died Feb. 15 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Dec. 10, 1920, at rural
Belleville, the son of Austin and Ethel Sharp Morris. He married Bettyann
Kassebaum Dec. 7, 1952, at Hebron, Neb. She died in 1989. He graduated from
Hebron High School and received his certification in refrigeration at
Barton County Community College in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend
coming from the Hebron area and the Belvidere area, where he farmed, he was
self-employed in appliance repair after having worked for Rural Electric
Association for 18 years.
Morris was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Melvin E. Morris of McPherson; three daughters,
Vicki Morris of Geneseo, Linda Fangmeier of Hubbell, Neb., and Nancy
Seifers of Ellinwood; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
step grandchildren.
Funeral was Feb. 18 at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home in Hebron, with the
Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in
Hebron, Neb. A memorial has been established in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 20, 2000

Edward B. Yeager
1914-2000
RUSSELL - Edward B. Yeager, 85, died Feb. 18 at Russell Regional Hospital
in Russell. He was born March 19, 1914, at Rozel, the son of Wesley Ralph
and Christine Reed Yeager. He married Maurine C. Schrock Oct. 17, 1947, at
Larned. He graduated from Macksville High School and attended Wichita State
University. A resident of Macksville and having lived in Great Bend, he
worked for C.O. Mammels grocery chain for many years, managing a store in
Larned, Macksville and Russell, as well as area stores supervisor, and was
vice president of warehouse operations in Great Bend, retiring in 1987.
Yeager was a member of Consistory and ISIS Shrine in Salina; St. John
Lutheran Church of Russell, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Rotary Club and
Shrine Club, was a lifetime member of American Legion Post and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post, all of Russell. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Douglas Yeager of Wichita;
one daughter, Marsha Martin of Georgetown, Texas; one brother, Bob Yeager
of Larned; and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Revs. Henry Hartman
and Michael Fibranz officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran
Cemetery in Russell. Friends may call from noon to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to
noon Monday at Pohlman's Mortuary in Russell and 1 p.m. to service time
Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Russell Regional Hospital
and the church, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 20, 2000

Pauline Suiter
1907-2000
MACKSVILLE - Pauline Suiter, 92, died Feb. 17 at St. Joseph Health Center
in Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 16, 1907, at Tingley, Iowa, the
daughter of John and Edna Booth. She married Ernest Suiter July 28, 1926,
at Belpre. He died Oct. 25, 1981. She attended schools in Macksville and
was a 1925 graduate of Belpre High School. A lifetime resident of
Macksville, moving to Overland Park 1 1/2 years ago, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Suiter was a member of Macksville Christian Church, American Legion
Auxiliary and other clubs and organizations in the Macksville area.
Survivors include one son, Rollin "Bud" Suiter of Macksville; two
daughters, Betty Jo Gilkison of Overland Park and Dorothy Reid of Leawood;
one brother, Roy Booth of Blue Eye, Mo.; six grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by two brothers, Frank Booth and Johnny Booth.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Carey Haner
officiating. Burial will be at Farmington Cemetery in Macksville. Friends
may call from 1-8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel in Macksville. Memorials are
suggested to the church or Southwind Hospice, both in care of the funeral
home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 20, 2000

Erma Ethel Meyer
1902-2000
Erma Ethel Meyer, 97, died Feb. 17 at Hoisington. She was born May 27,
1902, at Hoisington, the daughter of Daniel Loten and Mary Margaret
Dumpprope Tripp. She married Edward Joseph Meyer June 5, 1925, at
Hoisington. He died July 1, 1978. She was a 1920 graduate of Hoisington
High School. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she was a retired teacher,
having taught in Hoisington, Heizer and Rural District 95 in Galatia.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of First Christian Church of Great Bend, Royal
Neighbors, Rebecca Lodge IOOF and 20th Century Club.
Survivors include one son, Ross Meyer of East Helena, Mont.; four nephews,
Charlie Meyer of Great Bend, Harold Meyer, Joe Meyer and Jack Meyer, all of
Tulsa, Okla.; two nieces, Ada Schissler of Denver, Colo., and Maxine
Maresch of Rush Center; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Meyer; one brother, Roy Tripp;
and one sister, Evelyn Cox.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. William
Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday at Fryberger Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care
of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 18, 2000

Robert L. Bauer
1940-2000
LARNED - Robert L. Bauer, 59, died Feb. 17 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. He was born Nov. 24, 1940, at Larned,
the son of Lester G. and Hattie Elizabeth Juergensen Bauer. He married
Virginia Ann Culbreath Oct. 31, 1959, at St. John. A longtime resident of
Larned, coming from Radium, he was a licensed mental health technician II,
working 34 years at Larned State Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Lance L. Bauer and
Allen J. Bauer, both of Larned, and Troy V. Bauer of Colby; two brothers,
Merle Bauer of Tucson, Ariz., and Maurice Bauer of Houston, Texas; and four
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Alex Bauer.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned
with the Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at Pawnee Rock
Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association, in care of the
funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 18, 2000

Clinton Joy
WICHITA - Joy Clinton, 83, died Feb. 16 at Wichita. He was born Dec. 17,
1916. He married Hazel Smith. A resident of Wichita, he was a retired truck
driver.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Larry Joy of Broken Arrow,
Okla.; two daughters, Cindy George of Wichita and Janice Heinz of Great
Bend; one brother, Victor Joy of Blue Springs, Mo.; one sister, Grace
Twidwell of Peidmont, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita with
the Rev. Mark Holick officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at New Prospect Cemetery in Silva, Mo. Friends may call until 9
tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 18, 2000

Audra Ellen Oliver
1919-2000
GARDEN CITY - Audra Ellen Oliver, 80, died Feb. 16 at Garden Valley
Retirement Village in Garden City. She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Finney
County, the daughter of Luther E. and Lena Cook Proffitt. A lifetime
resident of Garden City, she was a beautician, worked in the meat
department at Walls Foodliner and as a clerk at Streeter Cleaners, all of
Garden City.
Mrs. Oliver was a member of First Christian Church and Eagles Auxiliary,
both of Garden City, and Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include two sons, Bernard R. Oliver of Garden City and Steven K.
Oliver of Wichita; one brother, Earl Proffitt of Garden City; one sister,
Ruth Buehler of Great Bend; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one brother.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Donald Carter
officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends
may call from 1-9 tonight and from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Price and Sons
Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to Audra E. Oliver
Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 17, 2000

Virginia Marie Stout
1938-2000
HOISINGTON - Virginia Marie Stout, 61, died Feb. 16 at Clara Barton
Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Odin, the daughter
of August A. and Anna Prosser Steiner. She married Dean M. Stout June 17,
1958, at Odin. A lifetime resident of the Hoisington area, she worked in
the housekeeping department at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center for more
than 20 years.
Mrs. Stout was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Altar
Society and St. Johns Prayer Network, all of Hoisington.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Douglas Stout of
Victoria and Duane Stout of Hoisington; two daughters, Bernice Dauer of
Falun and Debbie Webster of Great Bend; her mother of Odin; two brothers,
Don Steiner of Hawesville, Ky., and Leon Steiner of Hoisington; one sister,
Mary Ann Brush of Wichita; and six grandchildren.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday followed by an Altar Society rosary
at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Pascal Klein and Ultan Murphy
officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery in Hoisington. Friends
may call from 1-8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to the church or Clara Barton Hospital
Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 17, 2000

Bobby Glen Carson
1931-2000
Bobby Glen Carson, 68, died Feb. 15 at Wichita. He was born March 18, 1931,
at Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Russell Augusta and Ella Pearl Smith
Carson. He married Phyllis Marie Ratlief Feb. 18, 1955, at Medicine Lodge.
A long time resident of Great Bend, he was a rough neck in the oil fields
and worked at Marlette Coach in Great Bend.
Carson was a member of Church of Christ in Hutchinson, Disabled American
Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the
Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Bobby Ray Carson of Great
Bend and Clifford Lynn Carson of Lansing; one daughter, Christine Ann
McNown of Moline; his mother of Great Bend; two brothers, George Carson of
Hoisington and Russell Carson of Great Bend; one sister, Nona Manning of
Ellinwood; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in
death by one brother, Billy Ray Carson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend with
Richard Foster officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua with full military rites by the U.S.
Army from Fort Riley. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Veterans Administration volunteer
services, DAV or the American Cancer Society, all in care of the funeral
home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 17, 2000

David Francis DeRoo
1951-2000
Inurnment for David Francis DeRoo, 48, who died Jan. 28, will be at 2 p.m.
Friday at Larned Cemetery in Larned.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Lilabelle Hunt
1909-2000
Lilabelle Hunt, 90, died Feb. 11 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great
Bend. Due to incomplete information received, her surviving sister, Norma
L. Barker of Larned, was omitted from the previous obituary.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Laurence D. 'Larry' Rous
1922-2000
HAYS - Laurence D. "Larry" Rous, 77, died Feb. 13 at Hays Medical Center,
Hadley Campus in Hays. He was born April 10, 1922, at Holyrood, the son of
Joseph and Mary Lanzel Rous. He married Mardella "Mickey" Wiese Aug. 1,
1944, at Downs. A resident of Hays, he was a farmer and rancher at Downs, a
city employee and fireman at Osborne, had worked at Hickey's Sheet Metal in
Great Bend and was a resident manager at Epworth Towers in Hays.
Rous was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of Great Bend. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Ronald Rous of Downs,
Laryl Rous of Hays and Daryl Rous of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Debra
Vranekovic of Parsons; one brother, Robert Rous of Salina; two sisters,
Mary Taylor of Waldo and Loretta Handlin of Newton, N.C.; and two
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Rous.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in
Hays with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Burial will be at Mount Allen
Cemetery in Hays with military services by VFW of Hays. Friends may call
from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis County, in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Patricia Ann 'Pat' Spacil
1942-2000
ELLINWOOD - Patricia Ann "Pat" Spacil, 57, died Feb. 14 at Kansas
University Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born March 17, 1942, at
Lincoln, the daughter of Glenn and Pauline Pinnick Lewick. She married
Raymond Spacil Jan. 21, 1984, at Ellinwood. She was a graduate of Great
Bend High School. A longtime resident of Ellinwood, she was a CNA, also
working in housekeeping and laundry, all at Integrated Health Services,
Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Michelle
Niewenhuis of Barstow, Calif., and Tara Nicole Stickley of Great Bend; two
stepsons, Michael Spacil and Steven Spacil, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; one
stepdaughter, Melanie Rehmert of Dodge City; eight grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie Suzanne
Branson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church of Ellinwood
with the Rev. Jim Newkirk officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Commanche
District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday and
from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Kimple Inc. Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Memorials are suggested to IHS Woodhaven Care Center, in care of the
funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Virginia Marie Stout
1938-2000
HOISINGTON - Virginia Marie Stout, 61, died Feb. 16, at Clara Barton
Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Feb. 17, 1938. Survivors and funeral
arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Cleveland Burkhead
1921-2000
WILSON - Cleveland Burkhead, 78, died Feb. 14 at Ellsworth County Medical
Center in Ellsworth. He was born Dec. 27, 1921, at Utica, the son of Morris
and Leota McKinley Burkhead. He married Ethel Stillwell Dec. 26, 1954, at
Ellsworth. She died in 1992. A resident of Wilson for most of his life, he
was a laborer.
Survivors include three sons, Gerald Burkhead and Jim Burkhead, both of
Wilson, and Tim Burkhead of Lorraine; two daughters, Caroline Stark of
Rogers, Ark., and Doris Barber of Herington; two brothers, Lauron Burkhead
of Salina and Cloyd Burkhead of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Clodagh Lee of
Raleigh, N.C.; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son,
Teddy Burkhead; and an infant granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster Mortuary Chapel in Wilson with
the Rev. Tim Harlan officiating. Burial will be at Wilson City Cemetery in
Wilson. Friends may call until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Wilson United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Chester Eugene Irvin
1921-2000
ALEXANDER - Chester Eugene Irvin, 78, died Feb. 14 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital in La Crosse. He was born June 11, 1921, at Alexander, the son of
Chess and Maggie Hayes Irvin. He married Ruthetta R. "Ruth" Brack July 24,
1946, at Alexander. A lifetime resident of Alexander, he was a farmer,
stockman and rural mail carrier.
Irvin was a member of United Methodist Church of Alexander, AF-AM Masonic
Lodge 58, Starlite Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star 84 and American
Legion Post 59, all in McCracken, Isis Shrine and Scottish Rite Bodies,
both of Salina, and Fort Hays Shrine Club in Hays. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons, Dennis W. Irvin of
Manhattan, Galen R. Irvin of Ottawa, Don L. Irvin and Kellye L. Irvin, both
of McCracken; one sister, Eunice North of McCracken; and eight
grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Revs. Glenn
and Barbara Patterson officiating. Burial will be at McCracken Cemetery in
McCracken with military graveside rites by McCracken American Legion Post
59 and Masonic service by McCracken Lodge 58, by Dennis W. Irvin, acting
master. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness
City. Family will receive friends at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Masonic Hall Building Fund, the church or
Renal/Dialysis Group of Great Bend, all in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000

Evelyn E. Bayless
1918-2000
Evelyn E. Bayless, 82, died Feb. 13 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Jan. 3, 1918, at rural Great Bend,
the daughter of Grover C. and Iris Belle Puckett McClain. She married Roy
S. Bayless Jr. Sept. 10, 1938, at Great Bend. He died March 21, 1991. A
lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a homemaker and co-owner of
Bayless Dry Cleaners.
Mrs. Bayless was a member of First Presbyterian Church, was in the church
choir and Rebecca Circle and was a member of American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary and Soroptimist Club, all in Great Bend.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Bayless and David Bayless, both of
Great Bend, and Stephen Bayless of Aglena, Mont.; two daughters, Jane
Goodwin and Barbara Achatz, both of Great Bend; three brothers, Leroy
McClain and Galen McClain, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jack McClain of
Hermosa Beach, Calif.; one sister, Shirley Rich of Great Bend; 10
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Tom
Robson officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2000

Grace P. Baxter
1917-2000
RADIUM - Grace P. Baxter, 82, died Feb. 13 at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson.
She was born May 9, 1917, at Stafford County, the daughter of John William
and Myrtle Eunice Karnes Phillips. She married Berwyn N. Baxter Aug. 14,
1940, at Hutchinson. He died Feb. 3, 1993. A resident of Stafford and Reno
Counties, she was a retired retail clerk having worked for House of
Fabrics, Skaggs, Anthony's and Wiley's, all in Hutchinson.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and Veterans of Foreign
Wars Auxiliary, both of Hutchinson, and past member of Ash Valley Grange in
Larned.
Survivors include one daughter, Eunice E. Fallis of Hutchinson; four
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Roy Phillips; and one sister, Alice Mosher.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pawnee Rock Cemetery in
Pawnee Rock with the Rev. Clyde Fletchall officiating. Friends may call
until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary
Chapel in Larned. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in care of the
funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2000

Anna Eulala Burris
1907-2000
ARKANSAS CITY - Anna Eulala Burris, 92, died Feb. 13 at South Central
Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City. She was born Nov. 27,
1907, in Taylorville, Ill., the daughter of Don and Druscilla Oller. She
married Leon Roy Burris July 1, 1937, at Claflin. She was a graduate of
Ontonangon, Mich., high school. A resident of Arkansas City since 1977,
coming from Great Bend and Wichita, she worked for Southwestern Bell
Telephone in Great Bend during World War II, at American Soil Conservation
Service for 10 years and for the advertising departments of KVGB Radio and
KCKT-TV in Great Bend.
Mrs. Burris was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; four grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Alvin Daniels of
Ontonangon; two brothers; and one sister.
Private inurnment will be held at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. There
will be no visitation as the body was cremated. Hawks Funeral Home in
Arkansas City is in charge of arrangements.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2000

Raymond Albert Kisner
1920-2000
Raymond Albert Kisner, 79, died Feb. 14 at Great Bend. He was born Sept.
23, 1920, at Pfeifer, the son of Joseph and Anna Marie Burgardt Kisner. He
married Rose Marie Agnes Gibler Sept. 18, 1947, at Ellis. He attended St.
Johns Military Academy at Hays. A resident of Great Bend since 1974, coming
from Hoisington, he was a self-employed farmer, roughneck driller in the
oil fields and custodian at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Park West.
Kisner was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Great Bend. He
was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 5th Infantry Regiment, 71st
Division, during World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon and
EAMET Ribbon.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Deon Lee Kisner of
Wichita, Ronald Phillip Kisner of Atwood and Lavern Ray Kisner of Copeland;
one daughter, Sheila Rose Nuss of Great Bend; one sister, Helen Staub of
Hoisington; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by four brothers, William Kisner, Joseph Kisner Jr.,
Alphonse Kisner and Fred Kisner; and two sisters, Coletta Jacobs and Mary
Herrman.
Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Johns Cemetery in
Hoisington with the Rev. Charles Mazouch officiating. Military honors will
be presented by the U.S. Army, out of Fort Riley. Friends may call from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to vigil
time Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers
Association or American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2000

Wilhelmina Louise 'Wilma' Seifreid
1914-2000
Wilhelmina Louise "Wilma" Seifreid, 85, died Feb. 13 at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born June 6, 1914,
at Huntsville, the daughter of Charles A. and Amelia B. Kuehn Ankerholz.
She married George W. Seifreid July 2, 1936, at Hutchinson. He died Aug.
10, 1986. A resident of Great Bend since 1938, coming from Hutchinson, she
had been an insurance clerk for Dr. Replogle and a bookkeeper for Bemis
Tractor.
Mrs. Seifreid was a member of First Christian Church, charter member and
past president of Eagles Auxiliary 646, a member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Auxiliary Post 3111 and AARP.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Ruth S. Lehr of Lakewood, Colo., and
Patricia R. Potter of Littleton, Colo.; five step-grandchildren; and nine
step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Willis
C. Ankerholz; and one sister, Dorothy Ford.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at
Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend. Friends may call until 9 tonight,
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday,
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church building fund or
Eagles Auxiliary Charity Fund, both in care of the funeral home.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 15, 2000

Richard E. Trebilcock
1928-2000
ALAMOTA - Richard E. Trebilcock, 71, died Feb. 14 at his home. He was born
July 5, 1928, at Dodge City, the son of William Sidney and Dorothy Ella
Vincent Trebilcock. He married Joan E. Vycital Dec. 10, 1966, at Colorado
Springs, Colo. He was a 1946 graduate of Garden City High School. A
resident of Alamota, coming from Colorado, he was a department manager at
Kaufman's Department Store in Colorado Springs, had owned and operated
several A&W Drive-in Restaurants in Colorado Springs and was owner of Lads
N' Lassies Store in Fort Collins, Colo.
Trebilcock was a member and past board member of United Methodist Church of...
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