Julia Dianne Struss

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WaKeeney resident Julia Dianne Struss passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. She was born December 24, 1959, in Ransom to Delmer Clyde and Bernadette Gladys (Gregg) Hagans. Julia was a 1977 graduate of Utica High School. She went on to earn her Associate’s Degree in nursing to become […]

William Keith Elliott


William Keith Elliott, 86, of Natoma, Kansas passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Hays, Kansas. Keith was born on the family farm north of Paradise, Kansas on February 10, 1929, the youngest of seven children of Gilbert and Grace (Winder) Elliott. He grew up on the farm and […]

Janice L. ‘Jan’ Murphy

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Gorham, Kansas – Janice L. “Jan” Murphy, age 79, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital Russell, Kansas. She was born September 6, 1935, in Hays, Kansas to Carl A. and Leona (Herman) Reich. She married William G. “Bill” Murphy on July 20, 1955, in Gorham, Kansas. She grew up in the […]

Kirk Arlen Rufenacht


Kirk Arlen Rufenacht, age 74, passed away July 20, 2015 at the Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas. He was born on November 10, 1940 in Ransom the son of Frank and Helen Neyer Rufenacht. He was a retired farmer. On May 26, 1962 he married Doris Jane Leone in Coalgate, Oklahoma. She survives of the […]

Aaron Robert Fagan

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Aaron Robert Fagan, age 41, of Hays, Kansas, passed away, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at KU Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born August 11, 1973, in O’Neill, Nebraska, to Gary and Roberta (Stahlecker) Fagan. Aaron spent part of his grade school years in O’Neill until his parents bought a motel and restaurant in Scott […]

Felix B. Reitcheck Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial for former Goodland, Kansas, resident Felix B. Reitcheck Jr., 86, will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 10:00 AM MT at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland, Kansas. Burial will be at St. Martin Cemetery at Seguin. Friends may share respects Tuesday, July 28, from 4:00–6:30 PM MT […]

Sergio Mendez Gonzalez


Sergio Mendez Gonzalez, age 45, passed away north of Hanston, Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born on October 7, 1969 in San Fernando, Mexico, the son of Abrahm Mendez Mendez and Maria Carmen Gonzalez Lopez. He worked for Fritzlers, H2 Plains, and Professional Pulling. On September 25, 1998, he married Maria Eulalia Quiroz Acosta. […]

Charles Sherman Folsom

Charles Sherman Folsom, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas. Sherman was born February 17, 1934 in Tribune, Kansas, the son of Archie Clarence & Mary Isabelle (Caverty) Folsom. A lifetime resident of Greeley County, he was retired County Supervisor for the Greeley County Road Department. […]

Natalie Frances Urbom

Natalie Frances Urbom, 98, of Colby, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Fairview Estates Retirement Community in Colby, KS. She was born June 28, 1917 in Wilmington, DE to Leo and Helen (McCloskey) Cox. On May 3, 1943 Natalie entered the US Army as an Army Nurse Corporal. She married Robert F. Urbom on August […]

Lisa Marie (Manhart) Althouse

Lisa Marie (Manhart) Althouse, 37, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015 at the Gove County Medical Center, following a 15-month battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer). Lisa was born on June 13, 1978, in Hoxie to Larry and Janice Manhart. She attended Wheatland Schools, Fort Hays State University, and Wichita State University. Upon graduation from […]

Mary Gunter

Mary Gunter, age 90, of Quinter, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Richard D. Tyrrell

Norton resident Richard D. Tyrrell passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Andbe Home in Norton, KS at the age of 78. He was born September 6, 1936 in Lenora, KS to Roy & Mary (Vahling) Tyrrell. Richard was an over-the-road truck driver. His wife, Glenda, preceded him in death. Survivors include his brothers, […]

Richard Brungardt

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WaKeeney resident Richard Brungardt was born August 26, 1918, near St. Peter, to John Francis and Margaret (Rohleder) Brungardt. He passed away at the age of 96, on July 21, 2015, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Richard served our country in the United States Navy during World War II, in the North Atlantic and […]