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Maxine Spence

Jun 23, 2022

Doris Maxine Spence was born February 16, 1926, in Cherryvale, Kansas, the daughter of Bert and Robbie Irene (Allen) Flood.  She passed away June 23, 2022, at SunPorch of Dodge City, Dodge City, Kansas.

 

Maxine was raised in Cherryvale attending school there and graduating from Cherryvale High School.  She then received her teaching certificate and taught for two years...

Mary Eunice Crown

Jun 20, 2022

Mary Eunice Crown, daughter of Thomas L. and Martha E. (Cranford) Ensey, was born on May 5, 1923, in McKinney, Texas.  On June 20, 2022, with family members present, Mary died in McPherson, KS, passing from this earthly life to her longed-for home in heaven. 

 

She graduated from Carmen High School in Carmen, OK as the 1941 class...

Ray Bratcher

Jun 18, 2022

B. Ray Bratcher, 92, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Maysville, OK, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, surrounded by family at Brookdale Assisted Living, McPherson. 

 

Ray was born on May 11, 1930, in Washington, OK.  He graduated from Maysville High School in 1947. 

 

He had been a farmer in both Kansas and Oklahoma...

Darrell L. Bowen

Jun 15, 2022

Darrell Leon Bowen, 50, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at his home in McPherson.  He was formerly of Luray, Kansas where he owned and operated Big Daddy’s Bar.  He also worked at Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (Russell, KS) as a medical tech.

 

He was born April 26, 1972, in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Ronald Nugent...

John L. Guffey

Jun 13, 2022

Johnney “John” Lee Guffey, 81, of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, surrounded by his family at Hillsboro Community Hospital.  Over the years, he worked for San Ore, Mistletoe Express, Beaver Express, and Prairieland Partners.

 

John was born on February 26, 1941, in Fairlane, OK, the son of Vernon M. and Ruby (May) Guffey. ...

Marshal C. Funk

Jun 11, 2022

Marshal Craig Funk, 43, of Redmond, Washington and formerly of McPherson, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at his home.  He was a software engineer for University of Washington. 

 

Marshal was born on September 13, 1978, in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Willard R. and Janet I. (Schmidt) Funk.  He graduated from McPherson High school and...

Gerald W. Miller

Jun 10, 2022

Gerald Wade (Speedy) Miller of McPherson, KS, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022, in the loving home he and his wife Barbara lived in since 1973.

 

Gerald was born December 22, 1946, in McPherson, the son of Wade Ward Miller and Lucile Marie (Fairchild) of McPherson Kansas.

 

Gerald grew up playing marbles, cowboys and Indians, army,...

Michael Ray Kenney

Jun 9, 2022

Michael Ray “Mike” Kenney passed from this earth peacefully in his sleep on June 9, 2022, in Edmond, Oklahoma, after a short battle with heart disease and dementia.

 

Mike, the youngest of four children, was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas to Don and Pearl Kenney.  After a stint in the United States Air Force as a young man,...

Percy L. Toews

Jun 7, 2022

Percy L. Toews, 77, of Inman, KS, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, surrounded by family at the Moundridge Manor, Moundridge, KS.  He was a retired farmer and also had worked at McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility and Kit Manufacturing.

 

Percy was born on April 26, 1945, in McPherson, KS, the son of A.R. “Abe” and Ruby...

Jack L. Edwards

May 29, 2022

Jack Lee Edwards, 82, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at The Cedars, McPherson.  He owned and operated Edwards Backhoe Service and Edwards Oil Properties.

 

Jack was born on May 9, 1940, in Tahlequah, OK, the son of Thomas and Sendy (Cattron) Edwards.  On November 8, 1968, he was united in marriage to...

John W. Marlett, Jr.

May 27, 2022

John W. Marlett, Jr., 73, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2022, surrounded by family at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  He was a master machinist at Midwest Industries.  He also was a master gunsmith, and in his younger years, he worked at his father’s A&W Restaurants in Hays, McPherson, and Russell, Kansas.  John served in the...

Audrey P. Starkey

May 24, 2022

Audrey Pauline Starkey, 96, of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.  She was a homemaker, and in her younger years, she was a secretary for the Rolls-Royce Factory and also worked on the production line at Sterling Drug. 

 

Audrey was born on April 10, 1926, in Derby, England,...

John H. Downing, Jr.

May 18, 2022

John Howard Downing, Jr., 67, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, surrounded by family at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  He retired from Coleman Moving & Storage in Salina, Kansas.

 

John was born on December 17, 1954, in Steelville, Missouri, the son of John Howard Downing, Sr. and Alice Evelyn (Dixon) Downing.  He attended Havre...

John H. Moore

May 17, 2022

John H. Moore, 69, of McPherson, KS, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home in McPherson.  John retired from NCRA Refinery, where he worked in the Alkylation Unit. 

 

John was born on December 20, 1952, the son of Lester Elmer and Wilma Fern (Lewis) Moore.  He graduated from Pawnee Rock High School in 1970 and...

Gladys Naylor

May 16, 2022

Gladys S. Naylor, 104, died peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2022, at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was a high school teacher, Executive with Church Women United, and also was a Director with the YWCA.

 

Gladys was born on February 5, 1918, in Navarre, Kansas, the daughter of Benjamin Hoover and Margaret (Hoffmann) Shank.  On May 10, 1942, Gladys was...

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