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Miscellaneous Reno County, Kansas Deaths
(Listed in the Hutchinson News)

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Cameron Lee Bookout
Cameron Lee Bookout, 19, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Hutchinson.

Lovella Iona Bergner
MEADE - Lovella Iona Bergner, 81, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Valley View Nursing Home, Craig, Colo.

Cleo Velma Buller
LARNED - Cleo Velma Buller, 85, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.

Twila J. Burnett
Twila J. Burnett, 58, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Oakwood Rehabilitation Center, Hutchinson.

Kay Eaton Brummer
DOWNS - Kay Eaton Brummer, 59, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Downs.

Velma Louise Crotinger
CIMARRON - Velma Louise Crotinger, 95, died Nov. 24, 2001, at The Shepherd's Center, Cimarron. She was born Nov. 28, 1905, at Cimarron, the daughter of Robert English and Anna Steinkuehler. She graduated from Cimarron High School. A resident of Cimarron, she was a homemaker. She belonged to First Christian Church, Cimarron, and Home Economics Unit, Ford County. On June 1, 1925, she married Ralph Crotinger at Cimarron. He died Aug. 13, 1971. Survivors include: a son, Lloyd, Cimarron; a brother, Nathan, Cimarron; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rogena Gibbs, and two grandsons. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Cimarron, with Charlie Kerr presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Cimarron. Burial will be in Greencrest Cemetery, Dodge City. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church or The Shepherd's Center, Cimarron, both in care of the funeral home.

Vernon J. Kuhns
ABERDEEN, Wash. - Vernon J. Kuhns, 92, died Nov. 22, 2001, at his home, Aberdeen, Wash. He was born July 30, 1909, at Arlington, the son of John C. and Grace White Kuhns. A resident of Aberdeen, Wash., since 1932, he was formerly of Arlington. He married Grace Kuhns. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons; a daughter; a brother, Robert, Arlington; and a sister. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Coleman Mortuary, Hoquiam, Wash.

Willy Boeck
HOOKER, Okla. - Willy Boeck, 63, died Nov. 22, 2001, while traveling with family to Denver, Colo.

Roy C. Price
MEDICINE LODGE - Roy C. Price, 74, died Nov. 23, 2001, at Medicine Lodge. He was born June 19, 1927, at Benton, Ark., the son of Roy and Claudia Price. A resident of Medicine Lodge since 1999, coming from Pontotoc, Miss., he was a truck driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He belonged to Immanual Baptist Church, Pontotoc, Miss., Masons and Shriner's in Mississippi. On Aug. 11, 1966, he married Edna Watkins, at Tupelo, Miss. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Mike, Benton, Ark.; a daughter, Linda, St. Louis; two stepdaughters, Shirley Thomas, Medicine Lodge, and Wilma Pyron, Collierville, Tenn.; a sister, Sister Marguerite Winters, Starkville, Miss.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Royce Price. Cremation has taken place; Inurnment will be in Pontotoc, Miss. Memorials may be sent to Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

H. Leroy Fenwick
WICHITA - H. Leroy Fenwick, 67, died Nov. 23, 2001, at his home in Wichita. He was born April 5, 1934, at Hill City, the son of Harold Charles and Eunice A. Turner Fenwick. A resident of Wichita for 13 years, formerly of Pratt, he worked as an electronic technician with Electronic Sales and Service. He also worked at National Gypsom Co., Medicine Lodge, the Sheriff's Department of Pratt as desk sergeant of the department, and also owned and operated Midwest 2-way Radio in Pratt for 18 years. He belonged to St. Anne Catholic Church, Wichita, where he was a lector and sang in the contemporary choir, Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge, both at Pratt. On July 18, 1953, he married Ann Dipman at Cherokee, Okla. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter; two brothers; four sisters; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: a son, Michael LeRoy. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wichita. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, with Father Jerry Stein and the Rev. Jim Dieker presiding. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt. Memorials may be sent to the St. Anne Catholic Church Renovation Fund or Hospice Inc. of Wichita, both in care of Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

Rosalie Syres Knernschield
Rosalie Syres Knernschield, 82, Hutchinson, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born Feb. 3, 1919, at Garnett, the daughter of Chester A. and Edith L. Beath Syres. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, she was a graduate of Kansas State University, earning her bachelor's degree, and was a teacher. She was also a demonstration agent for KG&E, a self-employed clothing designer, worked in the blood bank at Wesley Medical Center and was an interviewer for Kansas Unemployment Service. She was of the Methodist faith. On Dec. 11, 1947, she married Wilfred E. Knernschield at Wichita. He died in 1968. She married Gerald R. Murphy. He died in 1991. Survivors include a brother, Chester A. Syres, Hutchinson. Cremation is planned. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County, in care of Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Fannie "Rose" Warner
OCKLAWAHA, Fla. - Fannie "Rose" Warner, 99, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Monrue Regional Medical Center. She was born at Leeton, Mo. She was a seamstress. She had completed 40 quilts since she was 90 years old. She was a published quilter in Traditional Quilt Worker magazine. She married Leo Warner. He died. Survivors include: two sons; a daughter, Rosella Flowers, Dodge City; a sister; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ocala Women's Pregnancy Center, in memory of Mrs. Rose Warner.

Glen Andrew Schuetz
GREAT BEND - Glen Andrew Schuetz, 84, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood. He was born July 6, 1917, at Bazine, the son of Andrew Frederick and Fay Ruth Crotinger Schuetz. A resident of Great Bend since 1918, moving from Bazine, he owned and operated Schuetz Hardware and Appliance and Schuetz Real Estate and Construction. He developed five housing additions in Great Bend; Meadowlark, Gunn, Crescent Park, Hacienda and Edge Park additions. He built more than 800 houses in Great Bend. He organized the "Save Our City Group," which resulted in flood protection for Great Bend. In 1968, he became president of Great Bend Board of Realtors. He organized and implemented the Great Bend multi-list. In 1970, the National Association of Real Estate Boards made him a lifetime member. He attended Kansas State University. He was a member of Sigma NU Fraternity. He played on the KSU varsity basketball team and for the Webb Clothiers Semi-Pro Basketball Team. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Great Bend. He belonged to American Legion Post No. 180, was a life member of DAV, a life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 1127, Shrine and Masonic Lodge, Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Kansas Lodge No. 15, Kansas York Rite Membership, Chapter 36 Mt. Nebo, Commandry No. 14 St. Omer, Isis Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Salina, Rotary International, BCCC Booster Club, was on the original High Rise Board, and was a member of the Great Bend & Kansas Board of Realtors. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Signal Corps. On June 26, 1938, he married Dorothy Newell at Great Bend. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Perry N. Schuetz, M.D., Great Bend; a Daughter, Sally J. Jensen, Great Bend; three sisters, Margaret Kottwitz, Great Bend, Shirley Snider, Mankato, and LuAnn Millard, Prairie Village; four grandchildren, Jennifer Jensen Graves, Hood River, Ore., Amy Schuetz, Great Bend, John Schuetz, Enid, Okla., and Justin Jensen, Great Bend; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Graves, Hood River, Ore. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Hal Staats and Pastor Jeff Goss presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend. Family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A private burial will take place in the Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church or the Glen A. Schuetz Athletic Scholarship Fund at Barton Community College, both in care of the funeral home.

Frieda Kline
ALVA, Okla. - Frieda Kline, 99, died Nov. 23, 2001, at Alva Share Medical Center, Alva, Okla.

Ruby Streiff Jones
DODGE CITY - Ruby Streiff Jones, 92, Minneola, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Minneola District Hospital, Minneola. She was born Oct. 14, 1909, in Ford County, the daughter of Erwin Streiff and Ursula McDowell. She attended school at the Old Mayrath School, southwest of Dodge City, and attended Dodge City High School. She was a cashier at the south Dillons grocery store from 1941 until retiring in 1972. She belonged to First United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of Gleaners Sunday school class and a member of United Methodist Women, all at Dodge City. Survivors include: a daughter, Margaret Douglas, Minneola; two sisters, Robin Black, Dodge City, and Ruth Cummings, Montrose, Colo.; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Theis, Otis, Roy and Rolland Streiff. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. Memorials may be sent to United Methodist Women, in care of the funeral home.

Ben Pritchard
PRATT - Ben Pritchard, 81, died Nov. 24, 2001, at South Wind Hospice Home, Pratt.

Verne Lee Rogg
RUSSELL - Verne Lee Rogg, 61, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Russell Hospital, Russell. He was born Oct. 1, 1940, the son of Everette and Jean Crissman Rogg. He graduated from Russell High School and attended Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University. He worked for Belles and Associates Construction Co., Wichita, for a number of years. With his family in 1983, he moved back to Russell to take over the family farm. He belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church and was a board member of the Bunker Hill Lions Club and Rural Water District No. 3. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 177 AF & AM and was formerly in the Kansas National Guard. On Oct. 8, 1961, he married Sandra Peck. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Scott, Russell; a daughter, Pamela, Reston, Va.; and two brothers, Alan, St. Louis, and Bradley, Wichita. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Eric; and his parents. Memorials service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Russell. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the Bunker Hill Lions Club Building Fund, the Russell Shrine Traveling Fund or Trinity United Methodist Church, all in care of Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory.

Friend Stevenson
TRIBUNE - Friend Stevenson, 98, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Helm-wood Long Term Care Center, Tribune.

Paul Bryant Garnand
GARDEN CITY - Paul Bryant Garnand, 50, died Nov. 24, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. He was born Oct. 13, 1951, at Garden City, the son of Alton B. and Stella Pajunas Garnand. A lifetime resident of Garden City, he attended St. Mary Catholic School and graduated from Garden City High School in 1969. He worked at a motorcycle shop and the Datsun dealership before opening his used-vehicle dealership, Paul Gar-nand Sales. He also raced in Motocross. He belonged to St. Dominic Catholic Church, Garden City. Survivors include: his mother, Stella Garnand, Garden City. He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Garnand. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father Joseph Bahr presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Memorials may be sent to the St. Dominic Parish Center Fund, in care of the funeral home.


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