Iva Kline

SALINA – Iva Kline, age 95, passed away on Thursday December 27, 2012 at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina, KS.  Iva Irene (Conaway) Kline was born on the family farm north of Athol, Ks. on May 18, 1917.   She was the second child of Fay and Eva (Panter) Conaway.  She grew up in the […]

Patricia Ann Jones

SMITH CENTER – Patricia Jones, age 81, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Deseret Health & Rehab Center in Smith Center, KS.  She was born on April 30, 1931 the daughter of John and Agnes (East) Wiehl.  She was a homemaker.

She married Harry Jones Jr. in August 10, 1947 in Smith Center at […]

Pauline Ralston

SMITH CENTER – Pauline (Mann) Ralston, born on the family farm southeast of Kensington on March 26, 1915, was the second child and only daughter of Gustave and Alice (Detwiler) Mann. She died November 29, 2012, having lived more than 97 years.

She attended grade school at Cedar Ridge Country School a mile northwest of the […]

Robert “Doc” Sheppard

SMITH CENTER – Robert Glenn Sheppard was born November 6, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He married Eda Jean Lippitt June 28, 1945.  “Shep” as he has always been known in Smith Center, was always Glenn to his family. He was the youngest son of seven children born to Charles Thomas and Bessie Sheppard.  He spent most […]

Violet Marie Evans

SMITH CENTER – Violet Marie Evans, age 76, passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, KS.  She was born on August 12, 1936 in Hoxie, KS the daughter of Charles & Elcie (Crochett) Blair.  She was a cook.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Charlotte Lyon of Smith Center […]

Ruth M. Schlatter

SMITH CENTER – Ruth May Pletcher Schlatter, age 102, passed away Nov. 20, 2012 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center, KS.  Ruth was born November 14, 1910 in Crystal Plains Township, Bellaire, Kansas to William “Bill” and Emma (Barcus) Pletcher.  Ruth was the third born of the ten children.  After completing […]

Alene L. Jacobs

SMITH CENTER– Alene L. Jacobs, born on a farm north of Gaylord on November 21, 1923, was the second child of Adolph and Anna Frieling.  She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Gaylord, Kansas.

She attended grade school at Beaver Valley School near Gaylord.

Alene Frieling married Walter Jacobs on November 5, 1944, at Christ […]

Elmore Keith Cochran

SMITH CENTER–   Elmore Keith Cochran was born December 18, 1928 in Smith Center, Kansas, the son of Caleb Leroy and Nora Matilda (Carter) Cochran.

Keith attended Elementary School and High School in Smith Center, graduating on May 16, 1946.  He enlisted in the United States Army on February 6, 1947 and was honorably discharged on January […]

James “Jim” W. Higby

SMITH CENTER – James Wilbert Higby, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and good neighbor entered into his eternal rest  with his Lord and Savior October 29, 2012. He was born May 18, 1918 , the fourth child to Rev. George Elmer and Nellie Roseland Higby near Mountain Grove , MO. He accepted Christ as […]

Richard Lee McCoy

SMITH CENTER – Richard Lee McCoy, 80, died Monday, October 22, 2012.  He was born April 24, 1932 at the Harlan, Kansas farm home of his parents Walter and Beulah (Saylor) McCoy.

He attended Portis Grade School and graduated from Portis High School in 1951.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in the fall […]