Obituaries

Wed
17
Oct

Charles W. 'Chuck' Allen (1940-2018)

Charles W. “Chuck” Allen, 78, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at his home in Effingham.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with Pastor Carroll Lewis, officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to time of service Thursday at the funeral home with an Elks service to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Effingham Elks Lodge 1016 Handicapped Children’s Auction and will be accepted at the funeral home.  
Chuck was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Wathena, Kan., the son of Francis L. and Rosa L. (Juhl) Allen. He married Jean Faires on June 5, 1960 and she survives.

Mon
15
Oct

Dr. Wayne K. 'Doc' Wallert (1938-2018)

Dr. Wayne K. “Doc” Wallert, 80, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Ellsworth. He was born March 14, 1938 in Luray to Edwin and Violet (Parson) Wallert.
Doc served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174. He was also a member of the Abdallah Shriners of Overland Park, past president of the Ellsworth Kiwanis, and a member of the Unity on the Plaza Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Doc was a Doctor of Chiropractic having recently celebrated his 50th year in practice, many of which were at his practice, Ellsworth Chiropractic Clinic. He was a graduate of the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park and a member of their alumni association. Doc married Eva Bell in Olathe on Dec. 17, 1981. She survives him.

Mon
15
Oct

Roy Dean Novotny (1943-2018)

Roy Dean Novotny, 75, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 in St. John. He was born April 2, 1943 in Ellsworth to Wenslow and Marie (Voss) Novotny.
Roy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 185 in Bishop, Texas. After 26 years of service, Roy retired from the Navy. He then worked as a yard foreman for A&R Builders Mart.
Roy is survived by his son, Troy Novotny of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Tanya Gibbons of Summerville, S.C.; sisters, Betty Holmes, Marjorie Reed, and Dorothy Eisiminger all of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; 14 nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Wright; six brothers, Jim, Bill, Alfred, Richard, Jerry, and Dale; and a nephew.
Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood.

Mon
15
Oct

Eugene 'Gene' D. Schwemmer (1933-2018)

Eugene “Gene” D. Schwemmer, 85, passed away in Salina, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born June 6, 1933 in Hunter to David and Mae (Donley) Schwemmer.
Gene married Carol Sheridan in Ellsworth June 9, 1957. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Ellsworth VFW Post 6485.
Gene worked as a shift supervisor at Enron for many years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer firefighter on the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Kiwanis.
Gene is survived by his wife, Carol of Ellsworth; daughters, Debbie Rojas (Genaro) of Ellsworth and Sherri Shippy (Merlin) of Assaria; grandchildren, Lindsey Hlad (Kyle), Marissa Karp (Weston), Mo Rojas, and Brandon Shippy (Rashae); great grandchildren, Kenley Rojas, Sawyer Karp, Everly Rojas, Shiana Shippy, and Delilah Shippy; and sister, Karen Horner (Maury) of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Wed
10
Oct

Edith Ellen Haase Hysell Reed (1926-2018)

Edith Ellen Haase Hysell Reed, 92, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas.
Edith was born July 4, 1926, in Ellsworth, Kan. to Otto F. and Anna C. Haase. She grew up in the Lutheran church.
Edith was a good cook, loved to play cards with friends, and read.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Reed; her father, Otto; her mother, Anna; a brother, Otto Jr.; a daughter, Dannette; a sister-in-law, Marva; and a brother-in-law, Bill Ranker.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Linton-Teague, of Amarillo, and Rollaine Carlson (Chris), also of Amarillo; a son-in-law, Dean Foster, of Topeka, Kan.; grandchildren, Troy, Gary, Andrew (Monica), and Aimee; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Braydee, and Jace; and a sister, Della Ranker.

Wed
10
Oct

Douglas G. Bach (1952-2018)

Douglas G. Bach, 66, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Salina. He was born April 27, 1952 in Clay Center to Frank and Helen (Thorson) Bach.
Douglas was a longtime resident of Ellsworth where he worked for Cashco, Inc. for over 35 years, holding many positions, most recently as the technical writer. Douglas married Debby Loesch in Raymond Aug. 18, 1973.
Douglas was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was very active, singing in the choir and serving as a Deacon, Elder, and chairman of many committees. He was a member of the JH Robbins Memorial Library board from 1987 to 1996, serving as president from 1990 to 1995, overseeing the completion of the library renovation and addition. He also served the Ellsworth County selective service for 20 years.

Wed
10
Oct

Gail Ellen Patterson (1937-2018)

Gail Ellen Patterson, 81, passed away Oct. 4, 2018 at LakePoint of El Dorado, El Dorado, Kan.
She was born on June 28, 1937, in Ellsworth, Kan., the daughter of John and Florence Kratky Chegwidden. She was a longtime area resident of Pawnee County raising her family and working in the
Survivors include; two sons, Gary (Kelsey) Patterson, Fort Worth, Texas, Greg (Tonya) Patterson, Rozel, Kan.; two daughters, Amy (Harlan) Tomlin, El Dorado, Andrea Wells, Arlington, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Joshua (Kim) Patterson, Cade Patterson, Blake Patterson, Janelle (Mitchell) Jeffrey, Candice (James) Norman, Kayla (Chris) Long, Tessa (Derek) Spreier, Aaron Wells, Samantha Wells and Cory (Kacy) Wells; 10 great grandchildren, Jett Patterson, Hallie Jeffrey, Izaiah Norman, Syler Norman, Austin Long, Connor Spreier,  Brantley Spreier, Camryn Wells, Kipton Wells and Cainan Wells; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Chegwidden.

Wed
10
Oct

Patty Lou (Premore) Ouellette (1932-2018)

Patty Lou (Predmore) Ouellette, age 86, entered into rest Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan. She was born Sept. 30, 1932 in Aurora, Kan. to Carl and Reeta (Camp) Predmore.
Patty married Alamore H. Ouellette Nov. 28, 1953 at Concordia. He preceded her in death March 14, 1999.
She was a 1950 graduate of Concordia High School.  
Patty received her Registered Nurses degree from Marymount College in Salina, Kan. She was a ER nurse at the St. Joseph Hospital for over 30 years retiring in 1995. They also had a family farm located six miles south of Ames, where they raised their family.
She was a past member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Aurora, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Kansas and a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde. Patty was also a member of the Altar Society, Red Hat society, Bible study group, and Possum Hollow CB Club.

Mon
08
Oct

Mona Carol Raney Busick (1938-2018)

Mona Raney Busick, 79, passed away Sept. 6, 2018 in Riverside, Calif.
She was born in Ellsworth, Kan. Dec. 1, 1938 to Kenneth and Ruth (Grubb) Raney.
Mona graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1956. Upon graduation, she moved to California where to she worked at Disneyland, CitiBank and was manager of Alpha Beta Grocery.
While in California, she met and married Robert Busick.
Mona is survived by sons, Kenneth Busick of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Dr. Mitchell Busick (Quinn) of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Patricia Kay Smith (Chris) of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Bobbi Lynn Busick of Bloomington, Calif.; six grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Jack of Ellsworth, Kan., and Clair of Titusville, Fla.
After her children were grown, she dusted off her college books and completed her college degree.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; brothers, Bud and Kay; and sister, Joan.

Mon
08
Oct

Annetta F. Kyler (1935-2018)

  Annetta F. Kyler, 83, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Ellsworth.
She was born Jan. 27, 1935 in Ellsworth County to Joe and Ruth (Bailey) Dolezal. Annetta was a lifetime resident of the Ellsworth and Kanopolis area where she worked as a tool crib operator at Cashco, Inc. of Ellsworth and was a member of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church of Kanopolis. She married Ronald L. Kyler on July 17, 1954 in Ellsworth. He preceded her in death in 2010.
Annetta is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Couch of Ellsworth; sons, Ronald “Bud” Kyler (Theresa) of Ellsworth, Tim Kyler (Veronica) of Ellsworth, Edward Kyler (Dolores) of Ellsworth, Perry Kyler (Angie) of Spring Valley, Calif., and Pat Kyler (Linda) of Kanopolis; 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; and brother, Lloyd Dolezal (Fern) of Salina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; grandson, Michael Tripp Kyler; brother, Edward Dolezal; sister, Elsie Brown; and son-in-law, Dean Couch.

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