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Gary Charles Hunt, 77, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Willian Newton Hospital in Winfield.  Born April 25, 1941 in El Dorado, Kansas, he was the son of Chester Lawrence "Chet' and Alta Earlene (Blaine) Hunt.

Gary was raised in and received his early education in El Dorado and Sedan, Kansas and attended high school in Geuda Springs, Kansas, graduating from Geuda Springs High School in 1959.  As a young man,  Gary worked for various farmers during the summers, helped the janitor at the high school, and drove a school bus.  He later worked for Geuda Springs Feed Mill and the Texaco Service Station in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  In the early 1960s, he began working for John Morrell Meat Packing Plant in Arkansas City, Kansas where he remained for over twenty years. 

Gary was united in marriage to Sheryl Ann "Termite" Renner on February 26, 1990 in Winfield,  Kansas.  The couple made their home in Winfield, and Gary worked for Haslouer Pulled Hereford Ranch in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  He then worked for Schuster's Lawn and Garden before becoming an Assistant Manager at Home Lumber in Winfield.  He retired from Home Lumber in 2005.

Gary was  a member of AFL-CIO Meat Packers Union, the NRA, Bass Masters North American Fishing Club, and Good Sam Camping Club.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in the yard, and just being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl (Renner) Hunt of Winfield, Kansas; his son, Michael Allen(Jackie) Hunt of Arkansas City, Kansas; his brother, Randy Craig (Mary Lou) Hunt of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; his sister, Janie (Roger) Johnson of Bixby, Oklahoma; his three grandchildren, Candace (Chris) Hendricks of Durant, Oklahoma, Chet (Amy) Hunt of Chanute, Kansas, and Kasha (Levi) Savage of Arkansas City, Kansas; and his four great-grandchildren, Jaren Hendricks, Bailey Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, and Greyson Hunt with one on the way.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, Mary 19, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Moline Cemetery in Moline, Kasnas.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Gary's name for the Willim Newton Healthcare Foundation, and contributions may be made through the funeral home.  Miles Funeral Home, 2009 E. 4th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67056 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)

Bradley Paul Warren of Piedmont, Kansas passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home at the age of 58.  He was born on July 29, 1959 in El Dorado, Kansas, the son of Billy R. and Karen (Bearden) Warren.

At the age of 18, Brad began working for Blackburn Construction where he remained for 11 years.  He then went to work with his father as a welder for Local #171 for 22 years.  He had a fall while fishing that broke his foot.  He was told that he would never walk again, but he proved them wrong.  The last two years of his life he was in and out of hospitals as his health was deteriorating.  He moved to Piedmont to be closer to his mother.

Brad is survived by his mother, Karen Warren of Piedmont, Kansas; two grandsons, Dakota and Jake Chamberlain; one great-grandson; and a brother, Kirk.  He was preceded in death by his father; his daughter, Kristy Chamberlain; and grandparents.

Burial will be held at Piedmont Cemetery in Piedmont, Kansas with no services.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Obituaries / WOLFE, John Milton - b. April 4, 1964 - d. May 7, 2018
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:45:02 pm »
John Milton Wolfe, age 54, passed away on May 7, 2018 at his home.  He was born on April 4, 1964, the son of Carl Gene and Beverly Faye (Jordan) Wolfe.

John was a cattleman who loved working on his farm and at the Eureka Sale Barn in Eureka, Kansas.  He was known as a friend who could build, weld, and repair almost anything.  He was a member of the Moline Christian Church in Moline, Kansas and a member of the K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show of Winfield, Kansas.  John enjoyed being outside taking care of baby calves no matter what the weather or how he felt.  He enjoyed being with his many friends and was his happiest when he could go deer hunting.

John is survived by his brothers, Elmer C. Wolfe and wife, Dorothy J. of Grenola, Kansas and Merle Eugene Wolfe, all of Grenola, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moline Christian Church in Moline , Kansas with burial to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas.  At the family's request, please dress casual for his services.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials have been suggested to the charity of your choice in John's name, and they may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Connie Lynn Claypool, 78, retired Registered Nurse, passed away April 30, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born on April 21, 1940 to Raymond A. and Phyllis M. (Jones) Divine in Moline, Kansas.

Connie spent her childhood on the family farm and graduated from Howard High School in Howard, Kansas in 1958.  She then attended William Newton Memorial School of Nursing in Winfield, Kansas and received her nursing degree in 1961.  She worked as an RN in Winfield, Eureka, and Wichita hospitals before transitioning into public health nursing.  She retired from the Wichita Sedgwick County Department of Community Health in 1995 after 30 years of service.  Connie was an avid sports fan and loved watching her Kansas teams compete.  She maintained a continuing interest in all things medical and kept her active certification as a nurse after retirement.

Connie is survived by her son, David (Kelly) Claypool and her brother, Randy Divine.  She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond A. Divine and her mother, Phyllis M. Divine.  Private family services will be held at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested in her name to the Elk County 4-H Club and may be mailed or left with the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at  Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas.  67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Frankie Shay, age 65, of rural Fredonia, Kansas, passed away on April 25, 2018 at his home.  He was born on November 28, 1952 in Fredonia, the son of Warren William and Frankie (Parks) Shay.

After attending school, Frankie joined the United States Navy.  After serving his country, he returned back home, and on February 15, 1975, he married Jane C. Wiseman in Fredonia.  He worked and retired from REC as a lineman, but his true passion was raising his cattle and being a rancher.

Frankie was a member of the Fredonia VFW.  He enjoyed hunting, raising his cattle, visiting, and drinking a beer with his friends.  He enjoyed life and living it to the fullest.  Most of all, he loved his wife, children, and ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Gavin Wilson and Emma Shay.

Including his wife, Jane, of the home, Frankie is survived by his daughters, Betsy Hebb and Dave Henry of Moline, Kansas and Heather Hyler and husband, Rodney of Buxton, Kansas; his son, Trenton Shay and wife, Mona of Fredonia, Kansas; his brothers, Bob Shay of Fredonia, Kansas and Mike Shay and wife, Eva of Altoona, Kansas; his sisters, Nellie Claibourn and Linda Crain and husband, Tom of Fredonia, Kansas.  Frankie was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bud Shay and George Shay; his sisters, Murdene Weatherby, Isabel White, and Minnie Shay; and grandson, Dalton Hyler.

Cremation has been requested.  A memorial service will be held May 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested to either the Fredonia VFW or the Wilson County 4-H Livestock Committee and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 310 W. 20th Street, Fredonia, Kansas 66736.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Ramona Jean Robert, long-time resident of Severy, Kansas, passed way April 25, 2018 in Sterling, Colorado.  She was born on September 5, 1933.

Ramona lived her childhood years in Monroe, Louisiana and her early adult life in Texas, Montana, and eventually Kansas City, Missouri where she met her future husband, Elwin Robert.  Ramona and Elwin married at St. Paul's Church of the Nazarene on November 25, 1960, and they established their home on the family farm in Severy, Kansas.  They were married for 50 years and raised three children, Jim, Cindy, and Rhonda.

Ramona's favorite childhood memories were swimming in rivers of rural Louisiana with her family of three brothers and two sisters under the watchful eyes of loving parents, V.B. Hicks and Rachael Hicks of Monroe, Louisiana.,

Ramona was known for her passionate love of children and also for her exceptional skill of making elaborately decorated cakes for all occasions.  She baked hundreds of cakes over the years with most children in the community of Severy receiving a custom cake prepared and designed by Ramona.

Ramona was an active member of the Severy Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years.  She was a bookkeeper working for the Severy State Bank, Greenwood County Courthouse, and the Severy Co-op.

Survivors include her three children, Jim Robert and his domestic partner, Stephen Dahlem of Dallas, Texas, Cindy Welsh and her husband, Joel of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Rhonda Couchenour and her husband, Bill and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Will of Sterling, Colorado.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Severy Nazarene Church.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.  Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery in Severy, Kansas.  Memorials are suggested to the Nazarene Children's Youth Group and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Robert Nicholas Miller, Sr.  passed away April 23, 2018.  He was born in Howard, Kansas to Holly Elwood and Bessie (Dobbins) Miller on September 24, 1940.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss his son, Nick (Chris) Miller; his grandson, Brec Miller; his granddaughter, Mycca Bryan; his brother, Fred (Judy) Miller; and many more family and friends.

The family will hold a private service.

(published in the Wichita Eagle - 04-24-2018)

Catharine Ruth Riggs, 90, passed away on April 9, 2018 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kansas.  She was a person who realized death was inevitable, but that during life, it could be filled with the sharing of special memories and happiness.  Catharine was a young strawberry blonde, active youngster, and throughout her life, she loved the outdoors and all her pets starting while living with her parents, Hazel (Barnaby) and Robert Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Carter on a farm outside of Howard, Kansas.  She was born on July 3, 1927 and had an older sister, Mary Hope Carter. 

Catharine graduated from Eastern High School in Washington D.C. in February 1945.  She and her family had moved to Washington to participate in the "war effort".  Even though she lived in Maryland, she felt Howard, Kansas was her home.

Catharine attended Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia where she received her elementary education teaching certificate.  Before her marriage, she taught 46 fifth-graders her first year of teaching in Colby, Kansas.  In 1949, she married Harold Richard Riggs and had one daughter, Phyllis Catharine.  In 1961, they had John Harold Riggs as a newborn infant who joined their family through adoption.

Catharine taught 23 years for nearby school districts when she and Harold settled in Olathe, Kasnas where he practiced law and later became a judge for the District Court.  She was a member of the Kansas Retired Teachers Association, a 50-year member of Hope Lodge OES, the Pratt Area Humane Society, and the First Christian Church of Olathe, Kansas. 

Catharine is survived by her much-loved family which include her children and their spouses, Phyllis (Mike) Farney of Pratt, Kansas and John (Tomma Lickliter) Riggs of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Catharine's grandsons include Christopher John Farney of Overland Park, Kansas and David Michael (Robyn Florshutz) Farney and their daughters Lyla and Molly Farney of Nampa, Idaho.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Harold who died while they were spending the winter in Texas in November 1983.  She is also preceded by her parents, Ben and Hazel Carter, and her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Hope and J.C. Wiseman of Howard, Kansas.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Olathe, Kansas.  Memorials may be made to the Pratt Area Humane Society, 10233 Bluestem Boulevard, Pratt, Kansas 67124  or the First Christian Church, 200 E. Loula Street, Olathe, Kansas. 

(published in the Prairie Star - (04/18/2018)

Obituaries / JONES, Robert H. - b. January 20, 1948 - d. April 9, 2018
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:32:30 pm »
Robert H. Jones, retired Cessna Aircraft mechanic, passed away April 9, 2018.  He was born on January 20, 1948 in Eureka, Kansas to William H. and Fornia M. (Hollis) Jones.

Robert was a United States Navy veteran, serving during Vietnam.  On June 14, 1975, he married Joyce M. Zarnowski at Halstead, Kansas.

Robert is survived by his wife, Joyce of the home; his son, Bill Jones of Wichita, Kansas;  his daughter, Tiffany (Chris) Moons of Halstead, Kansas; his sisters, Judy (Van) VanCleve and Connie Garman of Moline, Kansas; and three grandchildren.

Private family graveside service will be held at Halstead Cemetery in Halstead, Kansas with Chaplain Tal Tittlesworth officiating.  Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, 418 Chestnut Street, Halstead, Kansas 67056.

(published in the Prairie Star - 04/18/2018)

Lula Mae "Billy" Harrison, age 91, of Howard, Kansas, passed away March 14, 2018 from complications of a stroke.  She was born the youngest of three children on August 25, 1926 in El Dorado, Kansas to Sudie Belle (Bonard) Billings and Henry Crocker Billings.

Billy was married to Herbert Paul Harrison on October 18, 1947, a union which lasted 70 years until his death in 2017.

Survivors include all seven of her children and their families.  Billy is preceded in death by her husband, Herb; her parents; and her siblings.

Services will be held at the Andover United Methodist Church in Andover, Kansas on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Herbert Paul Harrison and Lula Mae "Billy" Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wichita State University Foundation, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kansas 67260.

(published in the Prairie Star - (04/04/2018)

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