Obituaries

Thu
10
Nov

Barbara Lynn Sherard (1941-2016)

Barbara Lynn Sherard, 75, Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. She was born June 26, 1941 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Glenn Patterson and Charlotte Patterson. She married Paul R. Sherard June 15, 1969 in Ellsworth. He died April 17, 2007.

Mrs. Sherard attended Fort Hays State University where she earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in education. She was a school teacher for many years. She enjoyed bird watching, golf and spending time at the lake with her family, and was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter #32 Order of the Eastern Star, Lyons, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Donald, Richard and Warren Patterson.

She is survived by children, Vance Sherard and his wife Sayla, Springfield, Brett Sherard, Manassas, Va. and Shari Sherard in Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mon
31
Oct

June M. Buttenhoff (1919-2016)

June M. (Carlson) Buttenhoff, 97, Sylvan Grove, died Oct. 16, 2016, in Wilson.
She was born June 26, 1919, in McPherson County to Helga Peterson Carlson and John Carlson.
She married George Buttenhoff Sept. 12, 1953, at McPherson. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Mark Buttenhoff and wife, Glenda, of Sylvan Grove; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was Oct. 29 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lucas.
Memorials may be sent to the church or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church LWML in care of Foster Mortuary, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.
 

Fri
28
Oct

Frances Evelyn Keyes

     Frances Evelyn Keyes, 90, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Claflin to Emil and Orie (Belt) Kratky.
A longtime resident of Claflin, Frances worked in food service at Barton County Community College and was a member of the Great Bend VFW Auxiliary.
     She married Rex Henry Keyes April 25, 1947 in Ellsworth. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Victor Kratky; and sisters, Helen Meggers and Elma Kratky.
     Frances is survived by her daughter, Lana Besthorn of Claflin; son, Alan Keyes of Salina; sister, Alice Johnson of Chickasha, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
     No visitation is planned.
     Graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Palacky Cemetery in rural Ellsworth County.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Claflin Ambulance Fund, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

Thu
27
Oct

Pauline Rita Brubaker (1925-2016)

Pauline Rita Brubaker
(1925-2016)

Pauline Rita (Woodmansee) Brubaker, 91, died Oct. 25, 2016 in Mulvane, Kan.
She was born Jan. 24, 1925 in Waltham, Ma. to Alderic and Angeline (Levesque) LaPierre.
Pauline worked in nursing homes for 28 years. She was a certified dietary manager. Before coming to Kansas, she worked at Raytheon in Massachusetts during WWII. Her hobbies were playing cards, sewing, crocheting, traveling and fitness. She was a member of St. John the Baptiste Catholic Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary both of Clyde, KS, and the Clifton Senior Center and Historical Society.
She is survived by her son, Kent L. Woodmansee (Betty) of Greenville, Texas; daugthers, Angela G. Mooneyham of Wichita and Leona LaPierre of Caldwell; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Wed
26
Oct

Dianne Long

     Dianne Long, 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. She was born Jan. 10, 1947 to Charles W. Rogers and Cecile Rogers.
     Dianne married Lawrence Long Jr. on Feb. 12, 1965. She was an avid baseball fan and loved the Kansas City Royals. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she loved her pet cats. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Quality Builders for over 20 years, she was a laundry supervisor at Good Samaritan in Ellsworth, Kan.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Dianne is survived by her husband, Larry, of 52 years; her two children, Tammy Stuck, and Kelly Long; her brother, Bobby (Mary Jo) Gee;  two grandchildren, Brandon and Kandice Huffman; four great-grandchildren, Triggun, Khilles, Jaden, LeLand.
     Cremation has been chosen, private family services will be planned.

Mon
24
Oct

Iris Junior Hemry

     Iris Junior Hemry, 86, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
     She was born Jan. 2, 1930 to Ira and Ethel Van Buskirk Ulrickson in rural Ellsworth County. A Lyons resident and former longtime Ellsworth County resident, she was a homemaker and Navy Wife. She was of the Protestant faith; former member or the Order of the Eastern Star. She sang in the Messiah at Bethany College in Lindsborg for several years, along with singing twice at Carnegie Hall.
     She married Jack M. Hemry Dec. 8, 1950 at Geneseo. He died July 25, 2012.
     She was preceded in death by son, Robert L. Hemry, four sisters and one brother.
     She is survived by daughter, Dianne M. Hemry, Geneseo; two sons, Jerald D. Hemry, Tucson, Ariz., John G. Hemry, Owings, Md,;  sister, Virginia Reeder, Bartow, Fl.; three grandchildren.
     Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, with burial to follow.

Thu
20
Oct

Cathlyn Sue Podlena (1955-2016)

Services for Cathlyn S. Podlena will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Wilson Cemetery.
Cathlyn Sue Podlena, 61, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at her home in Kanopolis, Kan.
She was born Sept. 29, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Clifford Glenn and Frances Pauline (Brown) Popp.
Cathlyn is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ross (Trenton) of Manhattan, Kan.; grandchildren, Abigail, Alison, and Kelton; sister, Carolyn Nondorf (Ben) of Wilson; brother, Allan Popp (Debra) of Grove, Okla.; step-sister, Michelle Jackson (Richard) of Salina; and longtime partner, Robert Munoz of Kanopolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
19
Oct

Patsy Jean (McCleary) Helus (1928-2016)

Patsy Jean (McCleary) Helus passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born on May 22, 1928 in El Dorado, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claude McCleary, her mother, Judith Balk, her husband, Johnny, and daughter, Candy.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristi (Steve) Logue of Derby, and sons, Randy of Salina and Ron (Sherry) of Wamego. Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with family present from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth, with burial following in the Ellsworth Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to J.H. Robbins Memorial Library, Ellsworth, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.

parsonsfh.com

Tue
18
Oct

Cathlyn Sue Podlena (1955-2016)



Cathlyn Sue Podlena, 61, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at her home in Kanopolis, Kan.
She was born Sept. 29, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Clifford Glenn and Frances Pauline (Brown) Popp.
Cathlyn is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ross (Trenton) of Manhattan, Kan.; grandchildren, Abigail, Alison, and Kelton; sister, Carolyn Nondorf (Ben) of Wilson; brother, Allan Popp (Debra) of Grove, Okla.; step-sister, Michelle Jackson (Richard) of Salina; and longtime partner, Robert Munoz of Kanopolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.
Send condolences to parsonsfh.com


 

Wed
12
Oct

Ronald Dean Headley

     Ronald Dean Headley, 87, of Russell, Kan., and formerly of Ellsworth, Kan., passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at his home in Russell.
     Ron was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Carneiro, Kan., the son of Lowell and Mary (Sneath) Headley. He grew up in Ellsworth County and attended local schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on Dec. 6, 1946, at Ft. Riley, Kan. He received the World War II victory medal and Army of occupation medal. After serving his country, he came back to Ellsworth and worked most of his adult life farming and ranching.
     He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Mary Ann Evans in 1976.  He loved being on the farm and in the fields and enjoyed spending most of his time outdoors doing chores around the farm and tending his crops and cattle.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.

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