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Charles F. ‘Freddie’ Reed »

Charles F. “Freddie” Reed passed away Monday, October 7, 2014, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, at the age of 87. He was born May 20, 1927, to Charles Frederic “Fred” and Mary Adolphene “Addie” (Griebel) Reed in rural Rooks County, Kansas. Freddie grew up in Rooks County and graduated from Webster High School […]

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Richard Harlan Tustin »


Richard Harlan Tustin was born September 22, 1936, at Hadley Hospital in Hays to Harlan and Lorane Elizabeth (Pearce) Tustin. He died October 7, 2014, at the Gove County Medical Center having just turned 78. Richard attended Liberty, Gove and Oakley grade schools and graduated from Oakley High School with the class of 1955, the […]

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Forrest K. Strecker »

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HAYS, Kan. — Forrest K. Strecker, age 84, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Hays Medical Center Hays, Kansas. He was born February 6, 1930, in Russell, Kansas, to Julian and Anna (Steinle) Strecker. He married Phyllis (Hopkins) on September 4, 1954, in Wilson, Kansas. He started in the Hays Drivers License Examinations Office and […]

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Delwin L. Dougherty »

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Delwin L. Dougherty, 90, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita, KS, surrounded by loving family. He was born July 9, 1924 in Plainville, KS to Floyd and Ethel Ardna (Edson) Dougherty. On February 15, 1943, he married Armella Pfannenstiel at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, KS. He was […]

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Richard H. Tustin »

Richard H. Tustin, age 78, of Gove, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home of Quinter is handling arrangements.

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Marilyn Jeanette (Lumpkins) Gibson »

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Marilyn Jeanette (Lumpkins) Gibson, age 77, Arvada, Colorado, entered into eternal life on October 4, 2014, at Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was born December 12, 1936, northeast of Plainville, Kansas, the daughter of Marion and Nevella (Benedick) Lumpkins. On November 29, 1952, she married Charles Upton in Stockton, Kansas. On April 15, 1960, she married […]

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Wayne O. Fager »

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HAYS – Wayne O. Fager, age 74, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at his home in Hays, Kansas. He was born May 3, 1940 in Hays, Kansas to Merle S. and Elfrieda (Bisterfeldt) Fager. He married Peggy L. (Staab) on October 15, 1960 in Catharine, Kansas. She died July 20, 2013. He owned and operated […]

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Marietta (Lintel) Coats »

Marietta (Lintel) Coats, 78, of Topeka, passed away October 4, 2014. She was born August 27, 1936, in Oakley KS, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Mader) Lintel. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Wichita. Marietta married James E. Snyder and to this union, four children were born. They later divorced. She then […]

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Victor Carl Luhman »


Victor Carl Luhman, age 85, of Hays passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at his home. He was born October 14, 1928 in Natoma, KS to Carl and Amelia (Ahrens) Luhman. He was a graduate of Natoma High School. He married Sylvia L. “Sue” Matthews December 6, 1962. She preceded him in death September 3, […]

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Arbutus Topliff »

Memorial services for lifelong Sherman County, Kansas, resident Arbutus Topliff, 87, will be held Monday, October 6, at 10 AM MT at First United Methodist Church, Goodland, Kansas. Inurnment will be at Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share their respects on Sunday, from 4—7 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland. The family will be present […]

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Brenda Sue Dirks Walz »

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Brenda Sue Dirks Walz, age 68, of rural Ellis, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Hays Medical Center.  She was born September 15, 1946, in Great Bend to Raymond H. and Irma G. (George) Dirks. Brenda married Leroy H. Walz on November 19, 1976, at Red Line Church of God in rural Graham County.  She was a […]

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Janette Powers-Wheaton »

Kensington resident Janette Powers-Wheaton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Prairie Haven Nursing Home in Kensington, KS, at the age of 90. She was born in Wichita, KS on October 31, 1923, the daughter of Lewis and Vandella (Jones) Pumphrey. Survivors include her son, Ron Powers of Hays, KS; a brother, J.B. Pumphrey […]

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Lynn Helen (Level) Griffith »

Lynn Helen (Level) Griffith, age 75, of Utica, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Hays Good Samaritan Society.  She was born March 15, 1939, in Crawford County, Iowa, to John Howard and Leone Elizabeth (Lakers) Level. Lynn was a bookkeeper and a homemaker.  She cherished time spent with family and friends.  She is survived […]

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