Ernestine Befort


God is in the business of recruiting angels and he called Ernestine (Ernie) Jeanette Befort of Ellis, Kansas, home to her new position on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Ernestine was born on July 23, 1933, in Ellis, to Ernest and Agnes (Deutscher) Schoenthaler. She was a graduate of Ellis High School and Brown Mackie School […]

Dwane Leroy McClain

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Dwane Leroy McClain, 79, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, July 09, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Dwane was born on May 21, 1936, in Waldo, Kansas, the son of James Leroy “Roy” and Edna (Cook) McClain. He grew up in the Waldo area and graduated from Waldo […]

John E. Curtin

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John E. Curtin was born July 16, 1922 on a farm north of Colby, KS and died June 26, 2015 in Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everest & Jessie Curtin. He was also preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses including: Richard & Virginia Curtin and Erma & […]

Charles ‘Charlie’ Lohrmeyer

Former Logan resident Charles “Charlie” Lohrmeyer of Phillipsburg, KS, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS at the age of 90. He was born in Logan, KS on October 8, 1924, the son of Frank & Teresa (Jurgensmeier) Lohrmeyer. His wives, Mary Ann and Ida, preceded him in […]

Allen LaVerne ‘Toad’ Harvey


Allen LaVerne “Toad” Harvey passed away Wednesday the 8th of July, 2015 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. He was born August 7, 1930, in Hugoton, to Isaac and Eunice (Hawk) Harvey. He was a 1948 graduate of Utica High School. He went on to serve our country in the United States Navy. On […]

Alexia Brungardt

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Hays, Kansas – Alexia Brungardt, 95, died on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis. She was born Dec. 22, 1919, on the farm east of Severin, to Alexander and Elizabeth (Haberkorn) Herman. Her paternal grandparents were Anton M. and Elizabeth (Dreiling) Herrman, who were among the first Volga German settlers of Victoria, […]

Edna Stella McGee

Edna Stella McGee, age 92, passed away on July 7, 2015 at her home in Allen, Texas. She was born on October 28, 1922 in Bazine, Kansas the daughter of Jacob and Molly Muth Stieben. She married Reinold Foos on August 28, 1943. He passed away on February 6, 1979. She later married Hiram B. […]

Kyle K. Tweedy

Former Phillipsburg resident Kyle K. Tweedy, 57, of Geneva, NE, passed away June 30, 2015 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He was born May 10, 1958 in Phillipsburg, KS, the son of Kenneth “Slick” Tweedy & Barbara (Gonder) Tweedy. Kyle was a signalman for the BNSF Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Angelia, […]

Allen ‘Toad’ Harvey

Allen “Toad” Harvey, age 84, of WaKeeney, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney.

Sharnelle Singleterry


Sharnelle Singleterry, 43, RN at Wesley Medical Center, passed away on July 7 at Wesley Medical Center surrounded by her family and coworkers. She was born in Wichita, KS on July 3, 1972 to Wesley Shannon and Carolyn Herrman. On December 23, 1992 she married Ronnie Singleterry in Jacksonville, Florida. Sharnelle was a loving wife, […]

Joel John Laas

Joel John Laas, age 93, died of natural causes in his home on July 6, 2015. Joel was born on August 27, 1921 in Trego County to Jacob and Mary (Schneider)Laas. Joel attended grade school in Utica, Kansas and high school in Ness City, Kansas. He enlisted in the Marines on February 2, 1942, where […]

Pollyanna O. Kerbs

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Fremont, Nebraska — Pollyanna O. Kerbs, age 89, of Fremont, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at Nye Legacy. She was born July 21,1925 in Kansas City, MO. to Paul F. and Julia (Newell) Ensign. She was a 1942 graduate of Otis High School, Otis, KS and a 1948 graduate of the University of Kansas Pharmacy School. […]

Robert Neil ‘Bob’ Ralston

Phillipsburg resident Robert Neil “Bob” Ralston passed away July 2, 2015 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege, NE at the age of 81. He was born March 31, 1934 in Harlan County, NE to Murrah & Blanche (Shaw) Ralston. He owned Ralston Construction for several years. Survivors include his wife Donna of the […]