Vernon Theodore Behrendt, age 85, of Liberal, passed away at 5:15 p.m., August 13, 2012 at Wheatridge Park Care Center, in Liberal. A native of Keyes, Oklahoma, he was born April 18, 1927, in Elkhart, Kansas, son of Elmer James and Fern Irene (Lowery) Behrendt. He attended Keyes High School and went to college at Panhandle State and Oklahoma State University, where he studied Geology. While at Pa
Clayton “Ross” Shirley, age 84, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, KS.
He was born September 10, 1927 in Bogard, Missouri to Orval John and Edith (Greenwood) Shirley. In 1930, his family moved to Hugoton, KS. He graduated from Hugoton High School in 1945 where he was on the football team. After graduating, he spent 2 years in the U. S. Army being stationed a
Konner Wilkerson, age 2, died Friday evening, August 10, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born August 7, 2010, at Liberal, Kansas, the son of Jose Garcia and Bridgett Wilkerson. They survive. Other survivors include: Maternal grandparents, Lindsay Stewart and Lance Cleveland of Plains, Kansas Maternal grandfather,
Richard V. “Dick” Brookshire, age 79, of Ulysses, Kansas died Monday, August 06, 2012 at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born May 19, 1933 in Hymer, Kansas, the son of Verlyn and Ruth (Paulsen) Brookshire.
Dick family lived at the Cities Service Plant and he graduated from Satanta High School in Satanta, Kansas. He married Emma (Patton) on June 6, 1954 in Ulysses, Kansas. He began worki
Joseph M. Byers, age 86, of Ulysses, Kansas died Sunday, August 05, 2012 at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kansas. He was born April 10, 1926 in Garden City, Kansas, the son of Ora Oakley and Elsie (Nelson) Byers.
Joe grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Grant County Rural High School in 1944. He served in the Army Air Corp in the South Pacific during World War II. After serv
Eugene Tully Fleming, died in Ulysses, Kansas on August 1, 2012 at the age of 97. He was a resident of Ulysses since 1958.
Gene was born in Spearville, Kansas on April 9, 1915 to Annie F. Tully and William B. Fleming. He was the second of eleven children. During high school, Gene worked at a local dairy until graduation. Prior to World War II, Gene worked as a book keeper at Fairmont Dairy
Betty Jean Garcia, 57, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, KS.
She was born Aug 23, 1954 at Rocky Ford, CO, the daughter of George and Mary Jane (Montoya) Johnson.
She was employed by USD 480 where she worked in food service.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
2 Sons – Daniel Johnson of Ordway, CO
Juan Garcia of Irving, TX
Audrey Ellen Behrendt age 82 of Liberal, passed at 6:00 a.m., July 29, 2012 in her home in Liberal. A native of Turpin, Oklahoma was born in a sod house just south of Dombey, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Josiah Kermit and Bessie Belle Ray. She attended Turpin High School and began college at Panhandle in Goodwell, Oklahoma, where she meet and then married Vernon Theodore Behrendt
Ronald “Joe” Robichaux, Jr. age 34, of Ulysses, Kansas died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born August 6, 1977 in Raceland, Louisiana, the son of Ronald Joseph and Edna (Loupe) Robichaux, Sr.
Joe grew up in Raceland, Louisiana and graduated from Lafourche High School in Raceland. He was a bull rider and member of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association. J
Melba W. Burns, age 86, of Elkhart, Kansas died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kansas. She was born October 1, 1925 on the farm near Sturgis, Oklahoma the daughter of Denny Reese and Lavina Opal (Kintner) Brown.
Melba was a longtime resident of Elkhart. She attended grade school at the Round Top School in the Oklahoma Panhandle and graduated from Elkhart High
Dennis Hill, age 59, of Ulysses, Kansas died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born April 13, 1953 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the son of Roy B. and Mary Frances (Scalf) Jenkins.
Dennis grew up in Tennessee and moved to Ulysses, Kansas in 1975. He married Kathy Patton in 1980 in Ulysses. Dennis worked for Anderson Motors and was currently the mechanic at Pioneer Co
Alba M. Crawford Wayland, age 107, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, Kansas with her family by her side. She was born June 13, 1905 in La Plata, Missouri the daughter of Thomas and Ella Mae (Johnson) Mason.
Alba grew up in La Plata and moved with her family to Kansas her senior year of high school. She married Roy Crawford on November 26, 1925 in Guymon, Oklahoma. The
Gary Jon Chuesberg, 56, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, July 19 at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Western Ave. Church of Christ with Matt Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the Restlawn Cemetery in Liberal, Kansas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker, Oklahoma.
Charles Eugene Daugherty, Sr., age73, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at his residence in Liberal, KS.
He was born July 1, 1939 in Garnett, KS, the son of Roy and Juanita (Ashlock) Daugherty.
He attended school in Iola, KS. He had lived in Liberal since 1961, moving from El Dorado, KS.
He was owner and operator of Daugherty Pumping.
He was a member of the Median Shrine of Wichita and Far
Father Dennis Zimmerman, 59, died July 13, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born on July 18, 1952 at Greensburg the son of Bryce Dewayne and Ellen (Neumann) Zimmerman.
In 1974 Dennis graduated from Fort Hays State University and worked for Kirby Vacuum Cleaners until... moving to Liberal in 1980, where he became station manager for KSLS radio station. In 1986 he beca
Helen Elizabeth (Nelson) Symonds Lighty, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at her home in Ulysses, Kansas, surrounded by her family. She was born July 18, 1932 in Moreland, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Ethel Martha (Irwin) Nelson.
Her family moved to Golden, Colorado when she was 12 years old, where she graduated high school. She met and married Don
Miguel Navarrete, Jr, age 19, of Liberal, died, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Texas County , OK .
He was born August 1, 1992, in Clovis , NM , son of Miguel Navarrete and Zulema (Jimenez) Navarrete.
He was a 2010 graduate of Liberal High School , and was employed by Dillon’s. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include his parents
2 brothers – Abr
Asencion (Mendoza Rojo) Salazar, age 64, died July 12, 2012, at her home in Liberal, Kansas .
She was born May 30, 1948, at Chihuahua , Mexico , to Conrado Mendoza and Liandra (Rojo) Mendoza.
She lived in Mexico until moving to Liberal 6 years ago. She was a homemaker.
She married Apolonio Salazar, in Chihuahua , Mexico . He died November 5, 2009.
Vivian Joyce Sagebiel, age 72, of Elkhart, Kansas died July 11, 2012 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas. She was born May 19, 1940 in Elkhart, Kansas the daughter of Herb and Virgie (Lewis) Pate.
Joyce was a lifetime resident of Elkhart graduating from Elkhart High School. She married Jim Sagebiel on June 4, 1958 in Elkhart. Joyce was a bookkeeper for Spur Feeders and worked at the