Obituaries

Zola Marie Kessler

Sep 30, 2022

 

Zola Marie Kessler, age 84, died Friday, September 30, 2022, at her home in Liberal, Kansas.

 

She was born on October 6, 1937, the daughter of Jack and Della (Drake) Carruth in Ralston, Oklahoma.

 

Zola graduated high school in 1955 from Blackwell, Oklahoma. On December 14, 1957, she was united in marriage to her loving husband of...

Dollie Mae Haddock

Sep 27, 2022

Dollie Mae (Watts) Haddock, 88, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Liberal, Kansas. She was born on December 4, 1933, to Alva Jacob and Ada Rosella (Maloney) Watts in Woodson County, Kansas. Dollie went to Stone country school through the 8th grade and then attended high school in Toronto, Kansas where she graduated in 1951. Dollie enjoyed playing softball and...

Victor Valerio Martinez-Gonzales

Sep 20, 2022

Victor Valerio Martinez-Gonzales, age 64, died September 20, 2022, at his home in Liberal, Kansas. He was born on July 27, 1958, the son of Valerio Martinez and Maria Gonzales in Mexico City, Mexico. Victor was united in marriage to his beloved Carmen Martinez, she preceded him in death. He was a hard worker for many years as a Derrick...

Marylin A. Headrick

Sep 19, 2022

Marylin A. Headrick, age 83, died September 19, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on September 11, 1939, the daughter of Everett Lee Smith and Dorothy (Keyser) Smith in Toppenish, Washington. Marylin completed 13 years of school and graduated from Liberal High School. She was united in marriage to her husband of 62 years, Ivan...

Cora Oletta Leonard

Sep 17, 2022

Cora “Oletta” Leonard, age 93, died Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Oletta was born on August 11, 1929, the daughter of Donald M. and Emma C. (Cook) Smith in the small town of Hominy, Oklahoma. She grew up with not only lots of childhood friends, but lots of family in the home as well – she was...

Oscar Gilberto "la Borre" Gandara

Sep 15, 2022

Oscar Gilberto “la Borre” Gandara, de 37 años, murió el jueves 15 de septiembre de 2022 en St. Paul, Minnesota. La Borre murió a causa de las heridas recibidas en un accidente de una plataforma de perforación en Dakota del Norte. Nació el 15 de abril de 1985, hijo de Frederico y Juana Gándara en Rosales, Chihuahua, México. La Borre...

Kelly Jean Hornung

Sep 10, 2022

Kelly Jean Hornung, 40, died Saturday, September 10, 2022 at her home in Liberal, Kansas. Kelly was born on May 6, 1982 in Englewood, Colorado to Charles “Chuck” and Connie (Gray) Bowman. She grew up with her two sisters in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in 2000. She attended Otero Junior College, where she earned her...

Lyle Ray McElvania

Aug 29, 2022

Lyle Ray McElvania, 95, of Liberal, Kansas, and formerly from the Iowa Falls area, died peacefully on August 29, 2022, in Liberal Kansas. Lyle McElvania was born in Bradford, Iowa on December 4, 1926, to Floyd and Gladys McElvania. He attended elementary school at Oakland #6 in Popejoy, Iowa for 8 years. He then attended Popejoy High school for 2...

Rolland Jay "Pat" Patrick

Aug 16, 2022

Rolland Jay “Pat” Patrick, 97, died Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas. He was born December 14, 1924, to Oscar Loyd and Fleda (Wooster) Patrick in Oilton, Oklahoma. Pat received his high school education at Saint Jo (Texas) High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1941. He fought in the Pacific...

Michael Shannon Atkinson

Aug 8, 2022

Michael Shannon Atkinson, 61, passed away unexpectedly last weekend. He was born at Epworth Hospital in Liberal, KS on December 19, 1960, the son of William R. "Bill" Atkinson and Meredith Lynn (Burton) Atkinson. He graduated from Liberal High School in 1979 and from the University of Kansas in 1984 with degrees in Environmental Design and Architecture. After graduating from...

Lana Rae Caldwell

Aug 1, 2022

Lana Rae Caldwell, age 56, of Andover, Kansas passed away unexpectedly on August 1, 2022 Lana is survived by her Mother, Dianna Caldwell of Andover, Kansas. Brother and Sisters; Curt Caldwell and wife Linda White, Susie Roberge and Husband JP Roberge, and Shelly Dennis and fiancé David Martine. Niece and nephews; Avery Roberge, Clayton Dennis, and Preston Roberge. She was...

Marilyn Jo Franz

Jul 27, 2022

Marilyn Jo Franz, 69, passed away peacefully with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 2:00pm at Dighton Marler Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Ok. Interment will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Liberal...

Kenneth E. Johnson

Jul 25, 2022

Kenneth E. Johnson, age 91, died Monday, July 25, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in Liberal, Kansas. He was born on July 13, 1931, the son of Joseph Johnson and Elsie Arnett in Beaver, Oklahoma. Kenneth graduated from Liberal High School and went on to finish two years at Tennessee Tech. He married Ledora Ann Grider on January 6, 1952,...

Tony Ray Whisenant

Jul 25, 2022

Tony Ray Whisenant, age 59, died Monday, July 25, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born at Epworth Hospital in Liberal, Kansas on January 17, 1963. He was the son of Nancy Watson of Perry, Georgia and the late Joe Whisenant of Liberal, Kansas. Tony was unique. He unapologetically marched to the beat of his own...

Ronnie Eugene Brant

Jul 21, 2022

Ronnie Eugene Brant, Sr., 83, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. He was born August 7, 1938, on a farm in Yuma County, Colorado, the son of Albert L. and Velma (Prather) Brant, Sr. He attended elementary school in Denver, Colorado. While in Denver, he acquired rheumatic fever. It was finally cured,...

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