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BEAUSHAW, Carol K. (Schmidt)

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BECKER, Arvilla L.

            b.  21 Apr 1928 - McPherson County, Kansas

            d.  27 Jun 2010 - McPherson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, June 28, 2010 -

GALVA - Arvilla L. Koehn, 82 died June 27, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Born April 21, 1928, in McPherson County to Fred A. and Eva Nightingale Becker.  Married ALFRED E. KOEHN Sept. 11, 1949. He died April 17, 2010. Survivors include: one son, Radell (Nancy) Koehn, Galva; two daughters, Jerelyn (Wayne) Troyer and Robena (Steve) Ratzlaff, all of Galva; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Twila (Ernie) Koehn, Moundridge.



BECKER, Charles R.

            b.  14 Dec 1938 - Hamilton County

            d.  20 Apr 2010 - Springerton

From Mt. Vernon Register News - April 21, 2010

Charles R. Becker, 71, of Springerton, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital emergency room in McLeansboro.  Born in Hamilton County on Dec. 14, 1938, a son of Tony and Helen (Gidcumb) Becker. He married MAE EVELYN RUSH on Oct. 17, 1959, and she survives.  In addition to his wife, Mae Becker, he is survived by two sons, Steven Becker and wife Linda of McLeansboro and Mark Becker and wife Robin of Springerton; daughters, Kimberly Sallee and husband Kent of Norris City and Staci Rubenacker and husband Tony of Mount Vernon, Ind.; brothers, William R. Becker and wife Phyllis of Norris City and Paul Becker and wife Betty of McLeansboro; sisters, Pauline Ingram and husband Joe of McLeansboro and JoAnn Price and husband Larry of Enfield; and six grandchildren, Sarah and Stephanie Becker, Matthew Sallee, Amanda Sallee-Nelson and Dustan and Dylan Rubenacker.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant daughter, Terri Lynn Becker.


BECKER, Chester

            b.  2 Mar 1928 - Fresno, California

            d.  20 Feb 2010

From Fresno Bee - February 24, 2010 -

Chester "Chet" Becker -  Our dad met Jesus on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Born on March 2, 1928, in Fresno, Ca. to Peter and Helen Becker.   Married GAY HAUPT, and they shared 39 loving years together.   Survived by his wife Gay Becker; his daughters, La Tricia Payton and her husband Larry, Debra Irby and her husband Don, Cindy Boyadjian, Terri Becker- Denney and her husband John, and Jerri Becker; his granddaughter, Shelby Payton.



BECKER, Elda R. (Unruh)

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BECKER, Frances

            b.  26 Sep 1911 - McPherson County, Kansas

            d.  22 Nov 2010 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
MOUNDRIDGE - Frances Becker, 99, died Nov. 22, 2010, at the Moundridge Manor.   Born Sept. 26, 1911, in McPherson County to David B. and Aganetha Unruh Becker.  Married HARRY H. BECKER  in Nov. of 1933. He died May 22, 1964.  Survivors include: one son, Mel and wife Kathy Becker of Moundridge; sisters, Elizabeth Koehn and Molly Yost, both of Macon, Miss.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 



BECKER, Hannah (Koehn)

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BECKER, Joseph

            b.  14 Jun 1934 - Minot, North Dakota

            d.  abt  26 Jan 2010

From Fresno Bee - January 26, 2010

JOSEPH BECKER - Joe was born on June 14, 1934, in Minot, ND.   Married on October 1, 1954, and celebrated their 55th anniversary in 2009.   Preceded in death by his mother, Eva; father, Ross; sister, Ardyce; and brother, Burton. Joe is survived by his wife DARLENE; sons, Greg of Clovis, Tom of Highland and their wives; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene of Sanger; and brother, Bob of Murphy's.


BEEBE. Mary J. (Stucky)

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BEECHER, Doreen Jane (Heimbouch)

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BEGLER, Lillian

            b.  27 Jan 1943 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  24 Feb 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 26, 2010

HOISINGTON - Lillian Hunter, 67, died Feb. 24, 2010. Born Jan. 27, 1943, at Hays, Kan., daughter of Jacob and Anna Marie Bieker Begler. On Jan. 11, 1960, she married ARCHIE HUNTER . He survives.  Other survivors: sons Wesley and wife Debi, Gary, Curtis; daughters Lily Fry and husband Chris, Susan Lang and husband Dean; brother Gerald Begler; sisters Luella Lambrecht, Margaret Bryan, Beverly Elliott; grandchildren Jonathon, Seth, Joshua, Muriel, Phillip Fry and Lydia Fry. She was preceded in death by sister Laura Rellins.



BEISER, Dale Eugene

            b.  14 Sep 1932

            d.  25 Jan 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

RUSSELL - Dale Eugene Beiser, 77, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1932, to Harry M. and Leola Wilkerson Beiser.  On Sept. 16, 1951, he married NORMA FISHER. On March 13, 1999, he married ELSIE KELLER EHRLICH. Survivors include: his wife of 10 years, Elsie; a son, Greg; daughters, Vickie Fisher and Lisa Gevara; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Wegele; a stepson, Phil Huffman; nine grandchildren and three great-grand-children.



BEISER, Dale Eugene

            b.  24 Sep 1932 - Lewis, Kansas

            d.  25 Jan 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dale Eugene Beiser, 77, Russell, formerly of Lewis and Great Bend, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Russell Regional Hospital.   Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Lewis, to Harry M. and Leola (Wilkerson) Beiser.   Married NORMA FISHER on Sept. 16, 1951. Later married ELSIE (KELLER) EHRLICH  on March 13, 1999.   Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Greg Beiser, Quinter; two daughters, Vickie Fisher, Atlantic, Iowa, and Lisa Gevara, Larned; a step-son, Phil Huffman, Dodge City, a step-daughter, Phyllis Wegele, Denver; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



BELL, Fern Hazel (Funk)

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            b.  11 Jun 1937

            d.  29 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, November 1, 2010

VICTORIA - Marvin Bellendir, 73, died Oct. 29, 2010. Born June 11, 1937, to Adam and Catherine Brungardt Bellendir.   On Sept. 27, 1958, he married KATIE HAMMERSMITH. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Debbie Zachman; sisters, Miriam Wasinger, Bernadette Baier and Rita Scheck and three grandsons.



BENDER, Ernest H.

            b.  5 Feb 1915

            d.  16 Jul  2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, July 17, 2010

GREAT BEND - Ernest H. "Ernie" Bender, 95, died July 16, 2010.  Born Feb. 5, 1915. On Sept. 1, 1946, he married HELEN ROSA TEMPLING. She died Feb. 29, 2008. Survivors include: son, Gary; daughter, Judy McGreevy; sisters, Hilda Dietz and Linda Coe; three grandchildren; five great-grand-children; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.



BENDER, Ernest H.

            b.  5 Feb 1915 - Russell County, Kansas

            d.  16 Jul 2010 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ernest H. “Ernie” Bender, 95, died July 16 (2010) at Great Bend.  Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Russell County, the son of David H. and Mary E. (Dietz) Bender. Married HELEN ROSA TEMPLING Sept. 1, 1946. She died Feb. 29, 2008.   Survivors include a son, Gary Bender and wife Kathy of Maize; a daughter, Judy McGreevy and husband Dennis of Great Bend; two sisters, Hilda Dietz of Russell and Linda Coe of McPherson; three grandchildren, Heidi Martin and husband Cory, Jeremy Bender and wife Misha, and Coy McGreevy; five great-grandchildren; two step-grand-children, Jarrod Severeide and Tobie Andrews and husband Brandon; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Bender and Ruben Bender, and a sister, Tabea Bender.



BENDER, Lavina B.

            b.  29 Nov 1917 - Russell, Kansas

            d.  7 Oct 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From Obituaries of Pohlmam-Varner-Peeler Mortuary

Lavina B. Gray, 92 of Russell died Thursday, October 7, 2010 at  Russell, Kansas.  Born November 29, 1917 on the family farm north of Russell, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Schneider) Bender.

Married ERNEST C. HOMEWOOD on July 24, 1935. Later she was united in marriage to ELVIE GRAY in 1977. Elvie also preceded her.  Surviving family include three children: Lois F. Boyd of Russell, Kansas, David Homewood and wife June of Russell, Kansas and Rodney Homewood and wife Chaunda of Skiatook, Oklahoma; sister, Esther Kornmeyer and husband Roy of North Dakota; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Vera Karst, son Benton Homewood, five brothers and 3 sisters. 



BENDER, Wesley A.

            b.  17 Sep 1920 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

            d.  25 Mar 2010 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

From Enid News and Eagle - Monday, March 29, 2010

SHATTUCK — Wesley A. Bender, 89, of Shattuck, was born Sept. 17, 1920, south of Shattuck to Alexander and Maria Krentz Bender and died Thursday, March 25, 2010.  Surviving are his wife, Zelpha; her children, David and Peggy, of the home; one son, Keith Bender of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Kathy Bender Bonham of Ardmore; one son, Gregory Bender of Kingfisher; one stepdaughter, Chris Hamby of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by four brothers; six sisters; and two wives, CHRISTINE CAZZELL BENDER and ROSE PEIL BENDER

Note:  Alex and Mary (Krentz) Bender came to America in 1901. (Pioneer History of  Shattuck)



BENZEL, Dorothy Jean

            b.  19 Jun 1939 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  4 May  2010 - Flagstaff,  Arizona

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  June 28 to June 30, 2010
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Dorothy Jean (Benzel) Taylor, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010.   Born June 19, 1939, in Scottsbluff to Pete and Lydia Benzel.   Married GERALD TAYLOR July 26, 1958 .   Survivors include her husband of 52 years; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby (Hung, Mei Chuan) Taylor of Flagstaff; daughters and their spouses, Debbie Taylor (Joyce Beaman) of Flagstaff, Cheryl Matheny (Craig) of Anaheim, Calif., Stacey Foley (Dennis) of Anaheim Calif.; brother, Clarence Benzel of Washington; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and her first granddaughter Sandy Taylor of Garden Grove, Calif.  Our mother was very close to her nieces and nephews living in Nebraska, Barb Minge (Harold) of Gering, John Takuski (Patty) of Henry, Diana McAllister of Alliance and Gary Takuski (Camille) of Mitchell, as well as her niece Shirley Goebel (Lucky) of Plano, Texas and her close and dearest friend, Elaine Dittman of 66 years.   Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Harold and Harvey and sisters Rosie Takuski and Darlene Reib. 



BENZEL, Eileine F.

            b.  24 Jan 1935 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  20 Aug 2010 - Gering, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -  August 24 to August 26, 2010
Eileine F. Jay, 75, of Scottsbluff, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010, at her daughter's home in Gering.   Born in Scottsbluff on January 24, 1935, to Fred and Marie (Schreiner) Benzel.   Married DWIGHT W. JAY on September 7, 1955.   Left to celebrate her life is her son Dwight D. Jay of Avoca, Iowa; daughter Sandi Stricker and son-in-law Ted Stricker of Gering; grandchildren Amber (Damian) Holten of Scottsbluff, and Jonathan Jay of Avoca, Iowa; step-grandchildren Blake, Theodore, Cameron, Brittany and Shay; great-grandchildren Bayleigh, Rylee and Dawson Holten of Scottsbluff; sisters Janet (Darrell) Bentley of Gering, Dorothy (Wally) Kirchoff of Alliance, and Marian (Hank) Schwartzkopf of Portland, Ore.   She was preceded in death by her husband Dwight, brother Art Benzel, sister Caroline Groskopf, parents Fred and Marie Benzel and in-laws Dane and Mable Jay.


BENZEL, Kathy Kay

            b.  abt 1956

            d.  16 Sep 2010

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  - September 20 to September 22, 2010
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Kathy Kay Benzel, 54, died at her home on Sept. 16, 2010, and cremation has taken place.



BERENS, Lumilla R. (Schulte)

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BERGEN, Henry W.

            b.  abt 1935 - Goessel, Kansas

            d.  28 Feb 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WHITEWATER - Henry W. Bergen, 75, died Feb. 28, 2010. Born in Goessel, the son of Henry G.and Eunice (Wiebe) Bergen.   Married DELORES J. SEXTON. She survives. Other survivors include: children, Craig, Stan, Brent and Pam Klassen; a brother, Dan; 27 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.




            b.  3 Apr 1936 - Salina, Kansas

            d.  28 Jun 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector-Chronicle - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010

NEWTON – Evan Bergman, 74, died  June 28, 2010, at his home in Newton.  Born April 3, 1936, to John L. and Leona (Jantz) Bergman in Salina.  Married CHERYL LYNE .  Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Cherie and husband Brad Ryan of Newton; son, Cary Bergman of Florida; Daughter, Deb Salada of Salina; sons, Jerry Bergman and Lonnie Bergman, both of Salina; brother, Willis Bergman of Wichita; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cynthia and Tamberli; sister, Daveda Klinner, and his parents.




            b.  16 Aug 1919 - Wolf Point, Montana

            d.  25 Sep 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 26, 2010

HILLSBORO - Agnes Q. Bernhardt, 91, died Sept. 25, 2010, at Hillsboro.   Born Aug. 16, 1919, in Wolf Point, Mont.  On Aug. 3, 1945, she married ALVIN BERNHARDT. He died in 2002. Survivors include: a son, Jim; a daughter, Laurel Acklin; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  


BERNHARDT, Agnes (Quiring)

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BERNHARDT, Almena (Kniss) -  See Almena Kniss



BERNHARDT, John William

            b.  22 Oct 1942 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  22 Dec 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  December 30, 2009 to January 1, 2010

John William Bernhardt, 67, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.   Born on Oct. 22, 1942, at Scottsbluff, the son of Fred Sr. and Amelia (Kling) Bernhardt.   Married to BETTY ANDERSON from November 1964 thru 1983 and to DIXIE GOMPERT from 1987 thru 1992.  Survivors include his sons, Todd of Gering and Stacy of Denver; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred Jr., and Robert of Scottsbluff, Kenneth of Mitchell, Donald also of Scottsbluff; sister, Patricia (Patty) Keahey of Scottsbluff, uncle Ruben Bernhardt of Minatare, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.    His parents, a son Troy, sisters Betty and Shirley and a brother Richard preceded him in death.



            b.  30 Jul 1922 - Mitchell, Nebraska

            d.  4 Feb 2010 - Cheyenne, Wyoming
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  February 11 to February 13, 2010

 MINATARE – Ruben Bernhardt, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.    Born July 30, 1922, in a farmhouse north of Mitchell the son of George and Kathryn (Hizel) Bernhardt.   Married DAISEY KIRK March 17, 1948.  Divorced in 1971. In 1972, Ruben and Lorene Rose became companions until her passing in 2001.  Survivors include his son, Jerry (and Jenny) Bernhardt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Greg (JaeAna) Bernhardt of Las Vegas, Nev., Sarah Bernhardt (Seth Leypoldt) of Chadron, Jeff (Hazuki) Bernhardt of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Andrew Bernhardt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren: Logan and Martina Bernhardt of Las Vegas; Emma, Cora and Olivia Leypoldt of Chadron; and Ayata Bernhardt of Honolulu; Lorene's children, Lloyd Rose of Haig, Bonnie (Andy) Jackson of Missoula, Mont., and Don (Nikki) Rose of Mitchell, and their children Emily and Alex.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, Karl, Fred, Dave, Jake and Dan; sisters, Molly, Leona, Marie, Pauline and Helen; former wife Daisey; companion, Lorene Rose; and two daughters who died at birth in 1949 and 1952.

BERNHARDT, Sadie (Sanders)

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BERNHARDT, William David

            b.  27 Jan 1946 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  22 Apr 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  April 26 to April 28, 2010

William David "Bill" Bernhardt, 64, of Scottsbluff, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, at his home.  Born Jan. 27, 1946, in Scottsbluff, to Dave and Mary (Bauer) Bernhardt.   Married ELIZABETH (McLEOD) NOE in July 1976. Betty died April 6, 1984. Married CHARLENE (CAIN) PALMER June 10, 1988.  Survivors include his wife, Charlene; sons, Mathew "Seven" (Lynn) McLeod, Travis Palmer and Kevin Palmer all of Scottsbluff, Allen (Tammy) Palmer and Denny (Amanda) Palmer all of Casper, Wyo.; daughters, Tonia (Dave) Schick of Mitchell and Brenda (Dave) Caudillo of Gering; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Betty; in-laws, Pat and Maureen Cain; brothers-in-law, John Cain, Mike "Kano" Cain and Sam Cain; special sister-in-law, Katie Cain.



BERRY, Roberta Rae

            b.  8 May 1919 - Attica, Kansas

            d. 22 Aug 2010 - Bufort, Georgia

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, August 25, 2010
HARPER - Roberta Rae Berry Jacobs, 92, died Aug. 22, 2010, in Bufort, Ga. Born May 8, 1918, in Attica, to William and Martha Dameress Berry.  Married ARTHUR O. JACOBS. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, Robert Jacobs and Donald Jacobs.  Preceded in death by her parents.



BETZ, Henry

            b.  12 Jan 1924 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  13 Feb 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Obituaries of  Joliffe Funeral Home
Henry Betz, 86 of Scottsbluff passed away Saturday February 13, 2010 at his home.  Born January 12, 1924 in Scottsbluff to Henry Jacob and Julia (Gettman) Betz.  Married BEULAH MURRAY  on March 12, 1955.   Survived by his wife Beulah of Scottsbluff, daughters Linda (Dennis) Ainslie of Mitchell; Carol (Tony) Cushing of Scottsbluff and Ginger (Brent) Schneider of Gering. Grandchildren, Sarah Strech & Matt Hessler; Michael (Mary) McKnight; Tony Cushing Jr. & Priscilla Smyth; Angela (John) Keller; Bryon (Kosha) Johnson; Kyle and Travis Johnson. Great-Grandchildren Maddy, Caden, Alex, Parker, Kaleb, Kennedy, Liam, Hanah, Emme and Ace.  Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Susan as well as four brothers and two sisters.




            b.  7 Apr 1919- Mullen, Nebraska

            d. 31 Oct 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  November 3 to November 5, 2010

Fred I. Bevins, 91, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at his residence.  Born April 7, 1919, in Mullen.  Married LYDIA SAGEL on April 15, 1939, to which this loving union stayed bounded for 71 years.   Fred is survived by his wife of 71 years Lydia; his  sister, Betty Waddle; grandchildren, Lisa (Thorney) Pool, Rory, Brian John (Charlene) and Eric (Sari) Bevins; daughters-in-law, Judy and JoDene Bevins; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.   Preceded in death by his parents, John Fred and Odetta; brothers, Paul, Merl and Harvey; sisters, Myra Jean, Cora and Shirley; sons, Timothy and Richard and grandson, Jason Alexander.


BEVINS,  Myra Jean

            b.  30 Mar 1921 - Seneca, Nebraska

            d.  26 Mar 2010 - Shelbyville, Kentucky

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  March 30 to April 1, 2010
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - Myra Jean "Janey" Rivett, 88, died Friday, March 26, 2010, in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  Born March 30, 1921, in Seneca, Neb.   Married BOB (RIVETT) .   Survivors include her brother, Fred Bevins (Lydia), Scottsbluff; sister, Betty Waddle, Sterling, Colo.; daughters, Suzanne Rivett-Peterson (Gary) of Barefoot Bay, Fla., and Teresa Holloway (Jim) of Vacaville Calif.; grandchildren, Beth Johnson (Jeff) of Shelbyville, Ky., Erich Pike (Jeanne) of Waukegan, Ill., Trayse Johnsen (Roger) of Antioch, Calif., Patrick Kobylanski of Beach Park, Ill., Dr. Kelly Kobylanski of Cleveland, Ohio, great-grandchildren, Jacob Powers (Carrie), Louisville, Ky., Ashley Powers, Louisville, Ky., Robert Damon, Rohnert Park, Calif., Corie Powers, Shelbyville, Ky., Aaron Johnsen, Antioch, Calif., Jordan Kobylanski, Lake Villa, Ill., Donovan Johnsen, Antioch, Calif., and Cole Johnson, Shelbyville, Ky.; and great-great-grand-children, Hannah and Alexis Powers Louisville, Ky.  Preceding her in death was her husband of 67 years, Robert "Bob" Rivett in 2008; and, in 1996, her son, Paul Mastin Rivett.



BICKET, Kenneth L.

            b.  14 Dec 1935

            d.  19 Feb 2010 - McPherson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News -Saturday, February 20, 2010
MCPHERSON - Kenneth L. Bicket, 74, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. born Dec. 14, 1935, to John Hugh and Elizabeth Brack Bicket.  Survivors include: a brother, Larry and wife Greta, McPherson.   Preceded in death by a brother, Hugh W. Bicket. 




BIEBERLE, Marietta F.

            b.  5 Oct 1933 - Great Bend, Kansas

            d.  4 Jan 2010 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BUSHTON - Marietta F. Mooney, 76, died Jan. 4, 2010, in Ellsworth. Born Oct. 5, 1933, in Great Bend, to Leo and Irene Bruinn Bieberle.   Married GENE MOONEY in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1956. Survivors include: two sons, Roy and Floy; a daughter, Debbie Jimison; a sister, Adella Banks; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.




            b.  30 Jan 1938

            d.  7 Feb 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, February 8, 2010

BUSHTON - Omer Bieberle, 72, died Feb. 7, 2010.  Born Jan. 30, 1938. On Nov. 4, 1961, married MARY ANN MAIER. She survives. Other survivors include: children, Joe, Jerry, Connie Weber, and Karen Riggs; brother, Willis; sisters, Alice Jenisch, Dorothy Moeder, and JoAnn McGlinn; and eight grandchildren.




BIEHLER, Geraldine

            b.  7 Jun 1918 - Herrington, Kansas

            d.  14 Jan 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 21, 2010

LIBERAL - Geraldine "Gerry" Kivett, 91, died Jan. 14, 2010.  Born June 7, 1918, in Herrington, the daughter of Francis and Lydia M. Langhofer Biehler.   On Aug. 10, 1939, she married HARRY L. KIVETT. He died Oct. 18, 1988. Survivors include: son, Eugene and wife Cathleen, Baldwin; daughters, Mary Carochi and husband Richard, Florence, Colo., Jeri Ann McCall and husband Charles, Broken Arrow, Okla., Lydia Podrebarac and husband Louis, Fowler; brother-in-law, Paul Letzig, Blackwell, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  



BIEKER, Debra Ann

            b.  5 Jul 1963 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  15 Aug 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HAYS -- Debra Ann (Bieker) Oppliger, 47, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.  Born July 5, 1963, in Hays. Survivors: husband, Kelly; mother, Dixie (Fuller) Bieker; daughters, Jessica Whittington (Rodney), Rachel Trendel and Kelli Oppliger; five grandchildren; brothers, Mark and Ben Bieker (Pam); and a sister, Tammy Huff (Robert). Preceded in death: her father, Ben Bieker; and a brother, Thomas Bieker.




            b.  26 Jul 1926 - Ellis, Kansas

            d.  28 Nov 2010 - Kansas City, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, December 2, 2010

John P. Bieker, 84, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.  Born July 26, 1926, in Ellis to Sylvester and Barbara (Aschenbrenner) Bieker.   Married IRENE CATHERINE FISHER on Feb. 26, 1946, in Ellis. She preceded him in death Oct. 20, 2001.   Survivors include two sons, Ken Bieker and wife, Jeanette, Ozawkie, and Duane "Doc" Bieker and wife, Phyllis, Hays; two daughters, Kathy Schmidt and husband, Richard, Hays, and Paula Johnson and husband, Greg, Ozawkie; three brothers, Clarence and Albert, Hays, and Frank, Salina; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.   Preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Martin.



BIEKER, Josephine M.  Montague (Pfeifer)

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BIGSBY, Phyllis Ann (Groskopf)

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BILLINGER, Angelita (Giebler)

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            b.  16 Oct 1931 - Bison, Kansas

            d.  25 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 28, 2010

GREAT BEND - William D. "Bill" Bisterfeldt, 79, died Oct. 25, 2010. Born Oct. 16, 1931, in Bison, Kan., to George Henry and Almeda Viola Bisterfeldt.  Married FRANCES M. SOHM June 11, 1960. She died Aug. 30, 2004. Survivors include: daughters, Brenda and Lisa; brother, Everett; sisters, Betty and Donna; and three grandchildren.  




            b.  16 Oct 1931 - Bison, Kansas

            d.  25 Oct 2010 - St. John, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune -Thursday, October 28, 2010

William. D. "Bill" Bisterfeldt, 79, of Great Bend, died Oct. 25  (2010)  at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Oct. 16, 1931, in Bison, the son of George Henry and Almeda Viola (Hutchins) Bisterfeldt.  Married FRANCES M. SOHM on June 11, 1960.  Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Clark of Houston, Texas, and Lisa Jacobs and her fiance, Steve Stegman, of Great Bend; a brother, Everett Bisterfeldt, of Wichita; two sisters, Betty Showalter of Great Bend and Donna Mayo of Olathe; and three grandchildren, Kortney Jacobs of Hays, Kendal Jacobs of Great Bend and Alexis Clark of Houston. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, on Aug. 30, 2004; one son, Kent E. Bisterfeldt, on Jan. 15, 1985; two brothers, Henry Bisterfeldt and Arlyn Bisterfeldt; and one sister, Ruth Johnson.




BINDER, Jessica Laura E.

            b.  29 July 1979 - Eau Claire

            d.  19 Oct 2010

From Sheboygan Press - October 26, 2010

EAU CLAIRE -- Jessica Laura E. Binder, 31, of Eau Claire passed away Oct. 19, 2010, at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Born July 29, 1979, in Eau Claire, the daughter of James and Patricia (Weber) Binder. Jessica is survived by her parents, James and Patricia Binder; one sister, Allison Binder; paternal grandparents, John and Ruth Binder; maternal grandparents, Joe and Bernadine Weber; Frankie (her cat); and also by numerous relatives and friends.



BITTEL, Harold L.

            b.  abt 1939

            d.  7 Jan 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 10, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Harold L. Bittel, 71 of Albuquerque, formerly of Hays, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. Survivors: wife, Donna; sons, Doug (Lisa) and Dennis (Sharon); daughters, Debbie Doerfler (Doug) and Deanna Leiker (John); sister, Mary Lies (Ron); and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by: brother, Don.



BITTEL, Harold L.

            b.  31 Mar 1938 - Speed

            d.  7 Jan 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, January 10, 2010

Harold L. Bittel, 71, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Hays, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Albuquerque.

Born March 31, 1938, in Speed to Joe and Mary (Knoll) Bittel.  Married DONNA ROGERS on Jan. 3, 1959.   Survivors include his wife, of Albuquerque; two sons, Doug Bittel and wife, Lisa, Bonner Springs, and Dennis Bittel and wife, Sharon, Ellis; two daughters, Debbie Doerfler and husband, Doug, Deanna Leiker and husband, John, Hays; a sister, Mary Lies and husband, Ron, Denver; and nine grandchildren, Aubrey Bittel, Cole Bittel, Lacie Haas and husband, Danny, Logan Bittel, Adrian Doerfler, Alexandria Doerfler, Clinton Evans, Andrew Leiker and Sarah Leiker.  Preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don.



BLACK, Robert Cleland

            b,  5 Jan 1926 - Lewis, Kansas

            d.  26 Aug 2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 5, 2010

Robert "Bob" Cleland Black, 84, died August 26, 2010, at Dillon Living Center. Born January 5, 1926, in Lewis, to Harold Frank and Syvilla Anna Strawn Black.   Married JUNIVEE LEOTA UNRUH. She died June 17, 2008.    Survivors include: two daughters, Gail Rassette and husband Mark, and Linda Perrin and husband Dennis; brother, William Black, all of Hutchinson; a sister, Betty Byers, Garden City; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Clinton Perrin, Matthew and Joseph Hayes; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Braden Hayes.   Preceded in death by a son, Duane Black, and a son-in-law, Patrick Hayes. 



BLAHA, Marion John

            b.  18  Sep 1914 - Burwell, Nebraska

            d.  19 May 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -   May 21 to May 23, 2010

Marion John Blaha, 95, of Scottsbluff, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at The Residency in Scottsbluff.   Born Sept. 18, 1914, to Louis J. and Magdalen (Grabowski) Blaha, on a farm near Burwell, Neb.   On June 9, 1939, he married DORIS GREENWOOD.    She died on Feb. 11, 1997, while they were on vacation in Arizona. They were married for 58 years.   He married RUTH FRANK, Nov. 18, 2000.   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Frank Blaha; son, Dick (Sherry) Blaha of Gering; son, Martin (Darlene) Blaha of Evans, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Mary (Rod) Fleeman of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; stepson, Dr. Thomas (Ruth) Frank of Omaha; stepdaughter, Patricia (Thomas) Crane of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Jeff (Janie) Blaha of Mitchell; Connie (Doug) Rupp of Gering; Kim (Alan) Gilliam of Jackson, Miss.; Debbie (Mark) Jones of Jacksonville, N.C.; Mike Blaha and Ryan Blaha of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and Tina (Allen) Hawbaker of Buena Park, Calif.; fourteen great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Doris; son, John; brother, Dean Blaha and his wife, Marilyn; and sister, Evelyn (Blaha) Bowman and her husband, George