Funeral services scheduled for Pat Schmidt

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Patricia A. “Pat” Schmidt, 85, Hays, died Friday, August 28, 2015, at her home in Hays. She was born August 30, 1929, in Oklahoma City the daughter of Charles and Sylvia (Winters) Everton. At age 6, Pat’s family moved to Kinsley, KS, where she lived until graduating from high school in 1947. In the fall […]

Pearl P. Hayes

Phillipsburg resident Pearl P. Hayes passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE at the age of 90. She was born in Riley County on October 26, 1924, the daughter of John F. & Ida M. (Bohnenblust) Sprecker. Her husband, Donald, preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2012. […]

Karl A. Schmidtberger

Karl Schmidtberger

Karl A. Schmidtberger, 64, Hays, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at his home. He was born December 30, 1950 in Hays the son of Michael and Anna Marie (Burghart) Schmidtberger. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1969 and from Oklahoma State University as a Certified Pedorthist in 1997. On July 19, 1971 he married […]

Gladys Anglin

Gladys Anglin, age 104, of Gove, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is handling arrangements.

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County ReStore

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County has a ReStore in Hays! The ReStore is located at the south end of The Mall with an outside entrance. Donations of building materials, furniture and appliances are accepted during business hours. ReStore Pick ups and Deliveries: Deliveries will be made on exceptional situations only and will incur a […]

Pauline Deutscher


Pauline Deutscher, 98, died at Someren Glen nursing home, Centennial, Colorado, on August 23, 2015. Born in Lindsborg, Kansas on January 29, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Petrus and Ellyn (Hjerpe) Sundquist. Pauline taught first grade in Ellis, Kansas starting in the fall of 1954. She became the Ellis school district’s librarian […]

Regina Schuster


Regina Schuster, age 96, of Ellis passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis. Visitation will be Friday 6 PM – 8 PM with a combined rosary and vigil service at 7 PM all at Keithley Funeral Chapel, […]

Steve and Kathy Little

Kathy and Steve Little

Steve T. Little, age 64 and Kathy A. Little, age 62 of Hays passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Steve was born May 13, 1951 in Wichita, KS to Thomas and Onita (Steen) Little. Kathy was born January 12, 1953 in Hays, Kansas to Walter and Helen (Frost) Staab. Both were graduates of Hays High; […]

Melvin Joseph Scheck

Melvin Scheck

Melvin Joseph Scheck, 85, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at his home. Melvin was born February 8, 1930 in Victoria, Kansas, the seventh child of thirteen children to Joseph and Magdalena (Windholz) Scheck. He grew up in the Victoria and Walker area and graduated from Victoria High School in 1949. His […]

Francis Dean Gross

Francis Gross

Victoria, Kansas – Francis Dean Gross, age 66, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Reno, Nevada. He was born March 4, 1949, in Hays, Kansas to Herman J. and Evelyn Clara (Schmidtberger) Gross. He was a 1967 graduate of Victoria High School. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the […]

Ethel Teresa (Billinger) Hillman


Ethel Teresa (Billinger) Hillman passed away August 22, 2015 at the age of 83 years, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, Kansas. Ethel was born to Raymond and Katherine (Flagler) Billinger on March 13, 1933 in WaKeeney, Kansas. She went to Collyer schools until high school where she graduated in 1951 from Trego Community […]

Hulda (Mai) Bloom


WaKeeney resident Hulda (Mai) Bloom passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. She was 95 years of age. Hulda was born August 5, 1920, in WaKeeney, to Peter Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Wolf) Mai. Hulda was a 1941 graduate of Trego Community High School. On August 3, 1941, she […]