Obituaries

Marvin Dale Branstine

Marvin Dale Branstine, 82, of Liberal, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.   He was born on May 28, 1934 to Thornton and Mildred (Cartwright) Branstine White. He attended school at Liberal High School in 1953. Marvin worked as a commercial pilot as an owner/operator of Branstine Flying Service Inc....
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Bobetta O. Speer

Bobetta O. Speer, 93, died March 13, 2017 at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. She was born on August 26, 1923 in Fairview, Oklahoma the daughter of Jesse and Katie (Boehs) Koehn. Bobetta moved with her family from Fairview, Oklahoma to Weskan and then to the farm north of Cimarron where she...
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Mary Ida Papay

Mary Ida Papay, age 88, of Elkhart, Kansas died Sunday, March 12, 2017 , at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born August 15, 1928, in Richfield, Kansas, the daughter of Carl and Laura Florence (Latham) Vail.   Mary Ida grew up in Richfield, Kansas and graduated from Richfield High School....
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Elsie “Sandy” Bisch

Elsie “Sandy” Bisch, 91, died March 12, 2017 at Manor of The Plains in Dodge City. She was born on April 26, 1925 at Jetmore the daughter of Irvin and Millie (Zelenka) Miller.  She married James” J.L.” Bisch on October 10, 1946 in Garden City, he preceded her in death. Mrs. Bisch retired after...
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Jim D. “J.D.” Harrison

Jim D. “J.D.” HarrisonAge: 72Died: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at St Catherine Hospital in Garden CityBorn: March 27, 1944 near CopelandParents: Harvey A. & Stella (Malone) Harrison J.D. attended Copeland schools. He had several different jobs including owning a bowling alley in Sublette and a RV Camper Sales in Garden City. He then owned...
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Margarita H. Amaro

Margarita H. Amaro, 87, passed away March 12, 2017 in Dodge City. She was born on February 17, 1930 in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Efren and Ramona Hernandez.  Margarita went to school in Mexico. She married Victor Amaro on January 15th, 1947 in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. She worked as a...
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Mary Barbara Boddiger

Mary Barbara Boddiger, age 81, died on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born on April 4, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of John Henry and Mary P. Rasmussen Luensman. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, the American Red...
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Loretta Catherine Staley

Loretta Catherine StaleyAge: 95Died: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Garden Valley Retirement VillageIn Garden CityBorn: September 12, 1921 at Garden CityParents: Tom & Iva (Gann) LongMarriage: to John W. Staley on September 5, 1940 at CimarronHe died on September 3, 2004 Membership: St Mary Catholic Church of Garden City Loretta graduated from Garden City...
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Angela H. Ledesma

Angela H. Ledesma Age: 85Died: Saturday March 11, 2017 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KSBorn: February 15, 1932 at Garden CityParents: Juan Valentin & Guadalupe (Mosqueda) HernandezMarriage: To Jesus B. Ledesma on April 4, 1958 in Garden City, Angela graduated from Deerfield High School and later received he LPN Degree from Dodge...
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Jean Randall

Jean Randall, 99, died Saturday March 11, 2017 at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal, KS. She was born September 7, 1917 in rural Pratt, KS, to Henry Carpenter and Edna Chittenden Carpenter.Her family moved to a farm east of Hugoton when she was 3. Her parents decided that Jean would become a professional dancer,...
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