Obituaries

Fri
16
Sep

Linda JoAnn Kornegay

     Linda JoAnn Kornegay, 69, Castle Hayne, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, N.C.
     Mrs. Kornegay was born June 16, 1947, in Ridgecrest, Calif., to Jack D. and Virginia J. Forrest Avis. She married Linwood W. Kornegay Nov. 25, 1989, at Kanopolis, Kan. He survives.
     Also surviving are their children, Robert Wuest of Kearney, Mo., Amy Morgenstern and her husband, Darrell, of Salina, Kan., Joseph Wade Wuest and his wife, Kristen of Salina, and Roger Gregory Wuest of Castle Hayne; sisters, Deana Ostrom and husband, Cliff, of Ellsworth, Kan., Beverly Stroede and husband, Mike, of Kanopolis, and Nancy Kelley of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.

Tue
13
Sep

Carolyn Lantz Willoughby (1944-2016


Carolyn Lantz Willoughby 72, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away Aug. 30, 2016.  
She was born May 27, 1944 to Harold and Lois (Ward) Lantz. She graduated from Sylvan Grove High School. She married Leroy Fischer in 1966.They had three children,Tim, Jim and Tammy. On Oct. 1, 1985, she married David Willoughby.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, David, of the home; daughter, Tammy Bradford, Rapid City; son, Tim Fischer, Gillette, Wyo.; step-daughter,  Tina Dahl, Westminster Md.; brothers, Richard (Sue) Lantz, Wilson, Kan. and Randy(Renee) Lantz, Dodge City, Kan.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by  her parents, infant son Jim, and daughter-in-law, Kim  Fischer.
 A Celebration of Life was conducted  Saturday, Sept. 10, in Rapid City.

Mon
12
Sep

Ronald D. Folk

     Ronald Dean Folk, 74, Holton, Kan., passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at Medicalodges Jackson County.
     Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Holton High School (to be designated at a later date) in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kan. 66436.  
     www.mercerfuneralhomes.com
 

Mon
12
Sep

Horace G. Wooten (1931-2016)

Horace G. Wooten, 85, passed away Sept. 10, 2016 in Ellsworth.
He was born July 6, 1931 in Wynona, Okla. to Claude Landis Wooten and Florence Elizabeth (Key). He married Donna M. Mathis on June 15, 1951, in Shidler, Okla.
  Horace was head mechanic for KDOT in Ellsworth for 30 years. He was an avid sportsman, loved playing sports and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He also loved camping.
Horace is survived by his wife, Donna Wooten of Ellsworth; sons, Gary Wooten of Oklahoma City, Coy Wooten (Chris) of Ledyard, Conn., Dale Wooten (Ginger) of Salina, and Kelly Wooten (Kristy) of Washington; daughter, Judy Wooten of Salina; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma Rader and Hazel Maynard; and three brothers, Jack Wooten, Paul Wooten, and Wayne Wooten.
Memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, Ellsworth.

Wed
07
Sep

Patricia Ann (Hafeman) Henry

     Patricia Ann (Hafeman) Henry died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 in Tuscon, Ariz.
     Patricia, generally known as Pat, was born Jan. 22, 1934 at St. Rose Hospital, Great Bend, Kan., and was welcomed home at the Hafeman farm, five miles Northwest of Beaver, Kan., by her three Sisters and two Brothers.
     Pat attended local grade schools and graduated from Sacred Heart, a private Girls High School in Wichita, Kan. Pat attended St. Mary of The Plains College, Dodge City, Kan. for one year before enrolling in nurse’s training at St. Joseph’s, Wichita, Kan.
     Pat accepted employment as a registered nurse at Phelps-Dodge Copper Company following her graduation from a three year course in nurse’s training. While employed at Phelps-Dodge, she met her husband-to-be, Peter Henry. Their marriage later failed.
     Following her Phelps-Dodge employment, Pat was employed by the Veterans Administration in Tuscon, Ariz., where she remained until her retirement

Tue
06
Sep

Raymond J. Mattas

     Raymond J. Mattas, 83, Wilson, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
     Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Foster’s Mortuary in Wilson, with a prayer vigil/wake service at 7 p.m.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
     The full obituary will be printed in the Sept. 15 edition of the Independent-Reporter.
 

Tue
06
Sep

Edna Burkhead

     Edna Burkhead, 88, Minneapolis, formerly of Wilson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
     Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Foster Mortuary, Wilson.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the mortuary. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery.
     The full obituary will be printed in the Sept. 15 edition of the Independent-Reporter.
 

Fri
02
Sep

Larry Wayne Borman

     Larry Wayne Borman,78, of Winfield, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.
     Larry was born Feb. 5, 1938 in Ellsworth, Kan., to Dell and Genevieve (Weinhold). He graduated high school 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He married Eunice Schoen Sept. 17, 1960 in Ellsworth. Larry served on the Kansas Highway Patrol from 1969-96.
     Preceding him are his parents and brother, Delbert.
     Survivors include his wife, Eunice; daughters, Michelle Setzkorn and Shawnelle Miller; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Duane.                                                                                                                                                                                                                A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winfield.

Sun
28
Aug

Ben L. Thompson (1928-2016)

Ben L. Thompson, 88, McCracken, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Rush County Memorial Hospital, LaCrosse, Kan.  
He was born April 23, 1928 in McCracken to Floyd Audice and Ruby Eleanor Yawger Thompson.
He was a 1946 graduate of McCracken High School and a 1951 graduate of Kansas State College in the field of physics. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, drafted in 1954 and served until 1956 at Fort Ord, Calif.  He was released early to attend college in Mexico City, Mexico.
He worked at the Naval Ordinance Test Station at China Lake and at Pasadena, Calif. and at the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico.
He continued his work at the California Institute of Technology. He traveled all over the United States to find the best research facility in the country settling on the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. where he was a researcher in physics. He worked there for 35 years.

Tue
23
Aug

Howard F. Frees (1928-2016)

Howard F. Frees, 88, passed away Aug. 21, 2016, at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson.
He was born March 1, 1928, to Albert and Tena (Breford) Frees, at the family farm house in rural Barton County. Howard graduated from Holyrood High School in 1946. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War, as a military police in Berlin, Germany. Howard was a farmer and stockman in Barton and Ellsworth counties. He was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
On Aug. 20, 1950, he married Lawanda Durr at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in  Holyrood. They shared 66 years of marriage. She survives.
Other survivors include:  sons, Lyle Frees and wife, Joyce, of Ellsworth, Loren Frees and wife, Tina, of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Larry; and brother, Lynn.
Cremation has taken place.  

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