Obituaries

Karl L. Norton

Karl L. Norton, age 66, of Ulysses, Kansas died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born August 8, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Richard Edward and Leah Christina (Spitze) Norton. Karl grew up in Liberal, Kansas, and graduated from Liberal High School in 1968. He continued...
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Edward Adam Birzer

Edward Adam Birzer, 50, died February 15, 2017 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City. He was born on August 27, 1966 at Belvedere, Illinois and was adopted by Donald D. and Mary Ellen Birzer on his 12th birthday. Ed was a graduate of Dodge City High School and later attended St. Mary of...
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Martha Jean Compton

Martha Jean Compton, 95, died peacefully Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Kiowa District Manor in Kiowa, Kansas. Martha was born November 8, 1921 in Michigan City, Indiana to John William and Etta Mae (Lindsey) Heichel. She grew up in Michigan City and attended public school there. On September 11, 1949 she married Arnold Compton...
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Richard Eugene Torline

Richard Eugene Torline, 91, died February 14, 2017 at Manor of the Plains Nursing Home in Dodge City. He was born on December 2, 1925 in the Wheatland Township of Ford County, the son of Fred and Frances (Heeke) Torline.  Richard was a lifetime resident of Ford County. He completed his education at Windthorst...
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David William Cutter

David William Cutter, 71 died Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Garden City. He was born July 16, 1945 in Liberal, Kansas the son of Ralph & Elizabeth (Brady) Cutter.Dave grew up in Stevens County, where he enjoyed farming with his father. He graduated from Hugoton High School in 1963. Dave attended...
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Essie V. “Miss Essie” Witherspoon

Essie V. “Miss Essie” Witherspoon, age 81, died February 13, 2017 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. She was born May 1, 1935 at Pickens, AR, the daughter of George and Mary Lee (Mingo) Baker. On August 6, 1959, she married James Witherspoon at Liberal, KS. He survives. She had been a resident...
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Dorothea (Dottie) Mae Kline

Dorothea (Dottie) Mae Kline, age 88, died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born on February 10, 1929 the daughter of Harold L. and Edna Mae Gardener Slaughter in Big Springs, Kansas. After graduating from Perry High School and Clark’s Business School she...
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Bradley Aaron Blackburn

Bradley Aaron Blackburn, 56, died February 13, 2017 at his home in Dodge City. He was born on May 5, 1960 at Dodge City the son of Melvin W. and Deloris J. (Fulton) Blackburn.  Bradley was a graduate of Ensign High School. He was a forklift operator for Millard refrigerated services and National Beef...
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Richard Thomas White

Richard Thomas White, 81, of Liberal, passed away on February 13, 2017 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.   He was born on April 6, 1935 to Elmo and Bertha (Arnold) White at Springfield, MO.  Richard grew up in Springfield, MO and Escalon, CA. When he was young he worked in the fruit fields...
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Evelyn Mae Berning

Evelyn Mae Berning, age 83, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. Evelyn was born October 6, 1933 in Sterling, Colorado, the daughter of Manuel & Elizabeth Pheiffer Dechant. A resident of Marienthal, Kansas since 1958 moving from Garden City, Kansas, she was a farm wife...
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