Obituaries

Maria Lemus

Maria Carmen Lemus, age 58, died April 7, 2018 as the results of a motor vehicle accident in Meade County, KS. She was born July 16, 1959, in Mexico the daughter of Benjamin and Maria (Mier) Castillo. She married Xavier Lemus in 1976. He died on April 7, 2018, in the same accident. She...
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Romona Adams

Romona Jean Adams, 75, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by family at her home in Hugoton after a long struggle with cancer. She was born to Sidney A. Thomas and Emmagene Heger Thomas, October 26, 1942 in Liberal, KS. She graduated Hugoton High School in 1960, Panhandle State University in 1964, and...
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Edward Welch

Edward “Dude” Welch, 89, of Liberal, passed away on April 7, 2018 at the Wheatridge Care Park in Liberal, KS. He was born on August 18, 1928 to Edward and Birdie (McQuillen) Welch at Berry, AL. On June 13, 1963 he married Thelma Walker at Clovis, NM; she preceded him in death in 2004....
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Katie Bailey

Katie L. Bailey, 96, of Liberal, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her son’s residence in Arvada, Colorado. She was born on March 24, 1922, the daughter of Minnie & Claudie L. Glasgow. She attended high school in Ola, Arkansas. Katie worked as a bookkeeper for Bailey and Son Machine before retiring. On May...
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JoAnne Fitzgerald

JoAnne Fitzgerald, age 92 of Liberal, Kansas Died, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Liberal, Kansas, She was born January 24, 1926 to Ernest and Vaughn (Fankhauser) Boles in Liberal, Kansas. After graduating from Liberal High School, JoAnne married Bill Fitzgerald 1946. Billy first caught JoAnne’s eye in fifth grade. Not knowing how to boil...
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Heron Castaneda-Holguin

Garden City, Kansas Heron “Bigote” Castaneda-Holguin, age 61, died on April 3, 2018 at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born on July 1, 1956 in Camargo, Mexico. He worked as a landscaper for many years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City, Kansas. Heron...
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Larry Kerns

Larry J. Kerns, 71, of Liberal, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1946 to Ivan and Bertha (Stockebrand) Kerns at Wichita, KS. Larry was a graduate of Liberal High School and also attended Seward County Community Colleges. He served as an Air Traffic Controller...
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Dorothy Scott

Dorothy Maxine Scott, 80, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Liberal Good Samaritan Center in Liberal, Kansas. She was born July 7, 1937 at Liberal, KS, the daughter of Newton and Stella Viola Irene (Mitchell) Wyer. She married Charles Dale Scott on February 5, 1955 at Raton, NM; he survives. Dorothy attended Liberal...
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Iona Davis

Iona Davis, 87, of Moscow, KS passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Satanta Long Term Care Center in Satanta, KS. She was born April 8, 1930 at Salem, AR, the daughter of Ed and Martha (Johnson) Hall. She married Harry E. Davis on October 16, 1954 at Clayton, NM; he preceded her...
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Raul Franco

Raul Franco, age 72, died March 30, 2018 at his residence in Liberal, KS. He was born December 1, 1945 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico the son of Francisco Franco Luevanos and Vicenta Rocha (Arzaga). He was a loving father to his children and a loving devoted grandfather to his 25 grandchildren. “Amaba a sus...
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