Thomas Franklin "Frank" Boles, age 56, passed away gracefully due to complications from pneumonia in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012. He was born in Liberal, Kansas in 1956. He was the son of Thomas F. Boles, Sr. and Elva “A” (Beck) Boles. Frank attended Liberal schools and graduated from high school in Scottsdale, AZ. Frank was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was awar
Larry Charles Hanson, age 56, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Southwest Medical Center, in Liberal, KS. He was born May 27, 1955, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Maynard and Mary Maxine (Rauch) Hanson.
He graduated from Liberal High School in 1974.
He was employed by National Beef, Beech Aircraft, N.L.S., and Schlumberger Oil Field Service.
He served with the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department.
Wayne F. Streiff, age 81, died Sunday evening, January 22, 2012, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born May 18, 1930, at Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Theis and Marjorie (Futhey) Streiff. As a young boy he attended grade school in rural Ford County. At the age of nine, the family moved to Plains, Kansas. He attended the Plains school system, graduating from Plai
Jack Britton, age 62, of Ulysses, Kansas died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his home. He was born March 20, 1949 at Pratt, Kansas, the son of Wilford A. and Mary Ena (Swindler) Britton.
Roger was a 1967 graduate of Ulysses High School and a longtime resident of Ulysses, Kansas. Roger served in the National Guard from 1969-1974. Roger spent most of his life involved in farming and agriculture.
Adrian D. Ellexson, 81, Turpin, OK, died Monday, March 5, 2012
at his home.
He was born June 20, 1930 in Liberal, KS, the son of Jerry &
Jo Ella Barker Ellexson.
He married Emmalene Isaac in 1949 in Turpin, OK.
Adrian graduated high school at Turpin in 1948, he farmed
for thirty-five years, drove truck for ten years and
Leona M. Cohenour 79, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, KS.
She was born July 20, 1932 at Fellsburg, KS the daughter of Lawrence C. and Lorinda (Cole) Johnson. She was a longtime resident of Liberal
moving to Lakeview Retirement Village in Lenexa, in May of 2011, to be closer to her son and his family.
She was a h
Richard L. Lash, 74, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
He was born July 25, 1937, in Vicksburg, Mich.
He married Betty Doerfler Nov. 25, 1958, in Liberal. She survives.
He was employed at Tradewind Industries for 30 years and then worked part time for Abbott Construction.
He enjoyed fishing with his wife and grandchildren.
Other survivor include three sons, B
Daisy D. Pitchforth, 79, Decatur, TX, a former Liberal resident,
died Friday February 24, 2012 at Wise Regional Hospital, Decatur, TX.
She was born June 17, 1932 at Buffalo, OK, the daughter of
Lee & Zoma Clark Marshall.
She moved to Liberal in 1969, she was a supply clerk at
Southwest Medical Center for fifteen years.
Edna Phillips 89, died Saturday, February 25, 2011 at Ware Living Center in
She was born May 14, 1922 at House, New Mexico the daughter of Charles &
Bertha (Thomas) Kemper.
She graduated from Liberal High School in 1940 as the Valedictorian. She was a
long time Liberal resident moving to Amarillo, TX three
Tommy E. Maupin, age 80, died Feb. 23, 2012 at his residence in Liberal, KS. He was born Jan. 11, 1932 in Hutchinson, KS, the son of George D. and Margaret (Fillbeck) Maupin. He attended Hugoton High School in Hugoton, KS.
He was a truck driver for Schlumberger, R.C. Williams and Ideal Foods. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, since 1960, serving as Sunday school teacher and
John Willie Hopkins Jr. 76, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his residence in Cheyenne, WY.
He was born Oct. 8, 1935 in Lelia Lake, TX the son of John Willie & Myrtle (Cotton) Hopkins.
He was raised in Liberal and graduated from Liberal High School.
He had joined the US Air Force and retired after 30 years of service. He also worked for the V
Richard Charles Schaffer, owner of Rick’s Hair Design and barber of 47 years died Saturday February 18, 2012, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, after battling amyloidosis, a blood disorder, for two years.
Rick was born on August 21, 1946, in Hays, Kansas, to Otis Charles Schaffer and Marjory Jean (Eads) Schaffer Hubert. He graduated from Oakley High