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Vernon C. Bortz »

Bortz, Vernon

Name of Deceased: Vernon C. Bortz                                                   Age: 102 Date of Death: January 21, 2014 Place of Death: Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kansas Date of Birth: May 31, 1911 at Timken, Kansas Parents Name: William & Amanda (Pietz) Bortz   OBITUARY INFORMATION   He married Lillian E. Wright October 5, 1933 at Newkirk, Oklahoma.  She died February 24, 1991. He then married […]

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Robert H. Petersen »

Petersen, Robert

Name of Deceased: Robert H. Petersen                                             Age: 70 Date of Death: January 21, 2014 Place of Death: Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend, Kansas Date of Birth: September 1, 1943 at Great Bend, Kansas Parents Name: Edward & Alvina (Harms) Petersen   OBITUARY INFORMATION   Married Connie Dolechek June 8, 1973 at Albert, Kansas.  He was a farmer and also worked […]

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James Francis Kaeberle, II »

Name of Deceased: James Francis Kaeberle, II                              Age: 61 Date of Death: January 19, 2014 Place of Death: Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson, Kansas Date of Birth: July 20, 1952 at El Dorado, Kansas Parents Name: James Francis & Rosalyn Elizabeth (Snyder) Kaeberle   OBITUARY INFORMATION   He worked for City of Denver Parks Department. Mr. Kaeberle was a longtime Larned, Kansas resident. […]

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Helen Lucille Sanders Hazen »

Hazen, Helen

Name of Deceased: Helen Lucille Sanders Hazen                        Age: 75 Date of Death: January 18, 2014 Place of Death: Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kansas Date of Birth: September 20, 1938 at Great Bend, Kansas Parents Name: Clarence & Catherine (Clawson) Heckens   OBITUARY INFORMATION Married Leon F. Sanders September 6, 1958 at Great Bend, Kansas.  He died January 3, 1997. She then […]

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Billy Joe Anthony »

Anthony, Billy Joe

Name of Deceased: Billy Joe Anthony                                               Age: 65 Date of Death: January 15, 2014 Place of Death: Wichita, KS Date of Birth: August 28, 1948 in Russell, KS   OBITUARY INFORMATION He married Michelle Hoover on October 9, 2009 in Wichita.  She survives.  He worked for Pierson Construction for twelve years.  He was a Great Bend resident for all but the last 13 years […]

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Larry “Pops” Ravenstien »

Name of Deceased: Larry “Pops” Ravenstien                                 Age: 75 Date of Death: January 17, 2014 Place of Death: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita, Kansas Date of Birth: September 23, 1938 at Lyons, Kansas Parents Name: Wilmer “Red” & Helen (Albin) Ravenstien   OBITUARY INFORMATION   He married Patricia Crockett December 23, 1958 at Ellinwood, Kansas.  They later divorced.  He then married Joyce Porter at […]

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Carol (Willis) Ellis »


Carol (Willis) Ellis, 76, of Bozeman, Montana, passed away on January 14, 2014. She was born on July 17, 1937, in Oregon County, Missouri, the daughter of Harry and Janet Orr Willis. Carol loved her family. She held many positions throughout her life, but nothing would ever replace her role as wife, mother and grandmother. […]

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James Lee “Jim” Rube »

Rube, Jim obit

Name of Deceased: James Lee “Jim” Rube                                      Age: 76 Date of Death: January 15, 2014 Place of Death: Sterling House, Great Bend, Kansas Date of Birth: February 27, 1937 at Hoisington, Kansas Parents Name: Peter “Pete” & Leona Josephine (Reif) Rube   OBITUARY INFORMATION He was a 1955 graduate of Hoisington High School. He married Connie Lou Gilmore October 8, 1960 […]

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Thomas J. (Jack) Dunn »

Ellinwood- Thomas J. (Jack) Dunn, 78, died January, 9, 2014, at his home in Abilene, KS  He was born May 8, 1935 in Hanston, the son of Thomas A. and Lillian Schecter Dunn. He was a Machinist.  He was a member of N.R.A. and was also of the Christian faith. On September 26, 1954, he […]

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Margaret Louise Edwards »

Bison – Margaret Louise Edwards, 82 passed away January 11, 2014 at the Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born April 19, 1931 in Oak Hill, Kansas; the daughter of Clarence and Sara Ware Folsom. A lifetime area resident of both Larned and Bison, she was a farm wife, a bookkeeper at the Bison COOP and […]

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