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Loyal R. Mapes »

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Loyal R. Mapes, 93, Hays, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Via Christi Villages in Hays. He was born March 7, 1921 in rural Norton County, Kansas the son of Elmer and Blanche (Mathes) Mapes. He graduated from Norton Community High School in 1938. He married Beulah States October 3, 1940. He then entered into […]

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Vernon Leland Stoecker »

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Visitation services for Vernon Leland Stoecker, 88, of Lawrence, KS will be held at 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS.  He died on July 19, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge.  He had lived in Lawrence since 2009. Funeral services will be held at the Oakley United Methodist […]

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Gerald Eugene ‘Butch’ Schartz »


Gerald Eugene “Butch” Schartz, age 60, of Ellis, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in Ellis. He was born March 23, 1954, in Hays, Kansas to Gerald N. and Shirley (Ross) Schartz. He graduated from Hays High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Fort Hays State University.  He married Lois Holste in […]

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Carol Dee Collins »


Carol Dee Collins, 69, Overland Park, Ks, concluded her life peacefully, July 15, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Carol was born August 1, 1944, and was raised in Plainville, Ks by her loving parents Kenneth and Mary Ann (Windholtz) Resley-Walters. She attended elementary and high school in Plainville, then a year of college […]

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Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Dreher »

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Robert Lee “Bob” Dreher, 63, Hays, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. He was born March 9, 1951 in Hays, Kansas the son of Wendelin and Sophia (Dreiling) Dreher.  On June 19, 1971 he married Lois A. Weber in Hays.  He worked for Frito Lay in Hays for many years, retiring in 2012.  […]

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John Thorns Jr. »

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John C. Thorns, Jr., age 88, of Hays, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Hays Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1926 in Denver, Colorado to John C. and Margaret B. (Hallauer) Thorns. He married Catherine Gallagher on August 9, 1952. She preceded him in death in December of 1958. John was a […]

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Genevieve G. Henry »

Hays, Kansas – Genevieve G. Henry, age 84 died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Via Christi Village Hays, Kansas. She was born February 11, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Herman and Elizabeth M. (Hensel) Renkema. She married John W. Henry on December 24, 1951 on the farm at Norton, Kansas.  He died July 12, 1987. […]

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Luella Marie (Kuhn) Schumacher »

HAYS, Kan. — Luella Marie (Kuhn) Schumacher, age 86, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Via Christi Village Hays, Kansas. She was born November 3, 1927, in St. Peter, Kansas, to Joseph and Barbara (Riedel) Kuhn. She was a nurse’s aid for 22 years at St. Anthony Hospital and Hays Medical Center, working in the […]

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Joan Dolores Leis »

Joan Dolores Leis, 93, Hays, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Hays Medical Center. She was born June 26, 1921 in Cedar Vale, Kansas the daughter of Edward Leo and Hazel Marie (Oliver) Prichard.  On July 14, 1947 she married Anthony A. Leis in Wichita.  He died March 24, 1989.  She was a registered […]

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Norma Jean Meier »

Norma Jean Meier, age 77, of Hays passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Hays Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1936 in Hays, Kansas to Fred and Katherine (Fisher) Brungardt. She married Ernest Meier on September 9, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. She was a homemaker taking pride in her […]

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Alberta Knieling »

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Alberta Knieling, 86, Ellis, died on July 9, 2014, at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 7, 1927 in rural Trego County to Christ and Anna (Armbrister) Armbruster.  She was united in marriage to George F. Knieling on September 24, 1946 at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis.  They […]

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Irene J. Kippes »

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Irene J. Kippes, 86, Hays, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Via Christi Villages. She was born September 18, 1927 in Catherine, Kansas the daughter of Leo J. and Albina (Jacobs) Dreiling. On September 22, 1948 she married Gilbert F. Kippes in Victoria, Kansas. He died November 9, 1999. She was a homemaker and […]

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Olivia (Kuhn) Windholz »

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VICTORIA, Kansas — Olivia (Kuhn) Windholz, age 88, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center of Ellis, Kansas. She was born December 5, 1925, on the family farm northwest of Victoria, Kansas, to Anton and Mary (Hoffman) Kuhn.  She married Bernard “Ben” Windholz on October 30, 1944, in Victoria, Kansas.  He died […]

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