Obituaries

Carolyn Kay Hess

SMITH CENTER – Carolyn Kay (Culbertson) Hess, age 65, passed away on Monday September 17, 2012 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, KS.  Carolyn was born the daughter of Elmer and Lois (Jetter) Culbertson on July 7, 1947, in Audobon, Iowa.

Carolyn attended country school in Sac County, Iowa, and graduated from Sac […]

Vern E. (Buster) Shanley

SMITH CENTER – Vern E. “Buster” Shanley, 87, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center, KS.  He was born November 10, 1924 in Harlan, Kansas.

Vern was the youngest of eight children born to Earnest and Grace (Swank) Shanley, of which two sisters survive, Edna Dillon of Osborne, […]

Doyt O. Campbell

SMITH CENTER – Doyt Oliver Campbell, age 87, passed away on Saturday September 8, 2012 at Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Smith Center.  He was born the son of Oliver (Ollie) and Hazel Buttermore Campbell on February 10, 1925 at Hudson Township in Smith County.  He grew to manhood in Smith County.

He was united […]

Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood, age 91, formerly of Gaylord, KS passed away on April 17, 2012 at the Bellevue Health and Rehab Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Wood of Oklahoma City, OK.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Thursday August 16, 2012 at the Gaylord Cemetery.

Phyllis R. Bell

LEBANON, KS – Phyllis Ruth Bell, age 82, passed away on August 1 , 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE.   She was born August 5, 1929 in Smith Center, KS to Oscar Lawrence and Bonnie Lorene (Schroeder) Bloomer.  She was a newspaper editor/writer for the Lebanon Times.

Survivors include her husband Joe Cheesman;   daughters […]

Howard Franklin Bradish

SMITH CENTER, KS – Howard Franklin Bradish, age 82, passed away on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS.

He is survived by a son Jess Bradish of Nevada; 2 daughters, Loretta of Orland, CA and Freida of Paradise, CA.

There will be a private family service at a later date.

There will […]

Alfred “Ike” Beckmann

Alfred “Ike” Leroy Beckmann, age 83, passed away Tuesday July 31, 2012 at the Sterling House in Arvada, CO.  He was born February 4, 1929 in Smith Center, KS to Dietrich and Nebinda (Kennedy) Beckmann.  He was owner of Ike’s Mobile Service.

Survivors include daughters Terri Kingsbury of Smith Center, KS;   Jody (Jim) Luft of Arvada, […]

Orville L. Borgmann

SMITH CENTER- Orville LeVerne Borgmann was born on June 16, 1923, the oldest child of Fred and Anna (Hermanns) Borgmann at the family farm southwest of Athol Kansas. Orville departed this life suddenly but peacefully at the Smith County Care Center on June 21, 2012 at the age of 89 years and 5 days.

He was […]

Katharina Anna Brown

Katharina Anna Krueger Brown was born March 1, 1945 in Wuertzburg, Germany, the daughter of Dr. Horst and Mathilde Beyer Krueger.  She passed away June 14, 2012 at the Presbyterian Manor in Emporia, KS.

She married Don Buhrle of Great Bend, KS on September 10, 1964 in Germany.  They were divorced.  She later married R. Lyle […]

Vanora W. Lehmann

SMITH CENTER, KS – Vanora Wilhelmine (Kuhlmann) Lehmann was born March 31, 1931 on the family farm in Athol, Kansas and passed away on June 2, 2012 with her family present in the Smith County Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.  She was the youngest and only daughter born to Henry and Emma (Hermanns) […]