Obituaries

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Richard J. Hofer

CEDAR, KS - Richard J. Hofer, age 92, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Smith Center, KS. Richard J. Hofer, son of Walter and Willena Hofer was born on the family farm northwest of Cedar, Kansas July 11, 1920.  He attended grade school at Hillside schoolhouse north of [...]

Marie Elizabeth Wangerin

KENSINGTON, KS – Marie Elizabeth Wangerin, daughter of Wilhelm and Elizabeth (Rahjes) Seemann, was born in rural Kensington, Kansas on September 18, 1920. She went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2013 at Prairie Haven Nursing Center in Kensington, Kansas at the age of 92. She was baptized on October 3, 1920 in [...]

Randall “Randy” Nelson

KEARNEY, NE - Randall Ellis Nelson, formerly of Smith Center, KS, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Lincoln, NE.  He was born June 8th, 1954 in Norton, KS the son of Melvin (Johnny) and Waloka Nelson, passed away Tuesday May 7th, 2013 in Lincoln, NE at the age of 58 years. Randy's first home [...]

Jospehine Gouldie

SMITH CENTER – Josephine Gouldie, a long-time resident of Smith Center, KS, passed away on January 8, 2013 at Long Term Care in Smith Center, Kansas at the age of 103.  She was born in Northbranch, KS, the next to youngest of six daughters, to Chester and Mary Shigley on May 6, 1909. On October [...]

Theona A. Manchester

SMITH CENTER – Theona Alene Manchester, age 91, passed away on April 30, 2013 at Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center.  She was born the daughter of Wade & Cora (Cook) Frederick on September 12, 1921 in rural Gaylord, KS. Survivors include her caretaker, Becky Attwood of Smith Center; her sister-in-law, Katherine Loofborrow [...]

Frederick “Fritz” Pennington

SMITH CENTER - Frederick Lee (Fritz) Pennington was born November 22, 1924 to Lee N. and Dorothy E. (Applebee) Pennington.  He passed peacefully from this life and received into God’s hands on April 29, 2013 at Deseret Health Care in Smith Center, Kansas.  Fritz was born in Banner Township, Smith County, Kansas.  He attended Hummer Country [...]

Eleanor Hesterman

SMITH CENTER -   Eleanor Loraine Cameron was born October 18, 1925 to Charles and Nellie M. (Heinschel) Cameron at Cora, Rural Smith Center.  She attended grade school at rural Spring Creek School just half mile from her home.  She graduated from Smith Center High School and soon after graduation, started working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. [...]

Darrell Devlin

SMITH CENTER – Darrell Wyvern Devlin age 86, passed away on April 18, 2013 at Smith County Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 26, 1927 the son of William L. & Lena L. (Payne) Devlin at their home in Rural Smith County, KS.  Darrell graduated from Smith Center High School in 1944 and shortly after graduation [...]

Delores Gwennap

SMITH CENTER-   Delores Maxine (Bronson) Gwennap passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center at the age of 81. She was born on April 12, 1932, in Bloomington, Nebraska, the daughter of Orlie and Hazel (Vibber) Bronson. She grew up and went to school in the Kensington [...]

Albert J. “Bud” Kirkendall

SMITH CENTER-   Albert Joshua Kirkendall, age 90, passed away April 16, 2013 in Smith Center.  He was born December 30, 1922 to Harvey Kirkendall and Florence (Walker) Kirkendall in Smith Center. Bud, his mother and siblings were greatly saddened by the death of Harvey, made even more difficult by the Great Depression, when Bud was [...]