January 2013

Rose Prochaska



Date of Birth:  September 6, 1918
Date of Death:  January 27, 2013


Rose Krenek Prochaska, 94, peacefully passed away on January 27, 2013. She was born September 6, 1918, on a farm west of Caldwell, Kansas to Charlie Krenek and Jennie Subera Krenek.  She attended Scott and Bailey country schools and also attended Caldwell High School. 

Leonard Anton


Date of Birth:  June 29, 1929
Dae of Death:  January 18, 2013


Leonard Lee Anton, 83, retired electronics repairman, died Friday evening, January 18, 2013 at his home in rural Viola. 

He was born the son of Frank and Mary (Jelinek) Anton on June 29, 1929 at  Caldwell, Kansas.  Leonard graduated from the 8th grade at Morgan School and graduated from Bluff City High School on 1947. 

Martha M. Hedrick

Date of Birth:  March 18, 1922
Date of Death:  January 10, 2013

Martha M. (Reimer) Hedrick, 90, of Caldwell, went home to be with the Lord on January 10, 2013, with family by her side.

Martha was born the daughter of Peter Martin and Susi (Janzen) Reimer on the family farm in Grant County, Oklahoma on March 18, 1922.

Throughout the years on the farm and after moving to town Martha loved tending her flowers and caring for her cats.

Karen L. Lebeda Gifford




Date of Birth:  May 18, 1959
Date of Death:  January 9, 2013


          Karen Louise (Lebeda) Gifford was born May 18, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas to Jerry and Nancy (Crites) Lebeda.  She attended Caldwell High School and worked at Futures in Wellington.  

          On July 3, 1985, Karen was united in marriage to Mark Gifford at the old Hahn School north of Caldwell.