May 2019

William V. Thompson

August 1, 1952 ~ March 13, 2019

William Verl Thompson, Sr., 66, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away March 13, 2019.  He was born August 1, 1952, in Caldwell, Kansas, to Fred and Virginia (Teeter) Thompson.

William attended the University of Kansas where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy.  He was an avid Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan.  William was a loving father and spent many years coaching his children’s sports teams.

Charles D. Ruff

November 20, 1969 ~ May 18, 2019

Charles Duane Ruff of Harper, Kansas passed from this life at Via Christi Saint Francis campus due to injuries sustained in an auto accident near Hutchinson on May 18th 2019. Charles was born on November 20th, 1969 at Caldwell Kansas to Allen Duane Ruff and Betty Charlene Burk and was raised in both Oklahoma and Kansas where he enjoyed helping his grandparents on the farm. Charles attended schools in several communities in Kansas and Oklahoma receiving a high school diploma in Oklahoma.

Lois Morris

August 8, 1925 ~ May 11, 2019

Lois Gene (Leyerly) Morris, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2019, in Clearwater, KS.  She was born on August 24, 1925 in Caldwell, Kansas to Clarence Leyerly and Maude (Leslie) Leyerly.  She was the youngest of three children; June Ellen (Leyerly) Strevel and Dean Leslie Leyerley.

Lois attended Caldwell Grade School and Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Kansas and attended North High School in Wichita, Kansas.

Bethel Brokar

October 12, 1934 ~ May 7, 2019

Bethel Anne (Bobek) Brokar was born October 12, 1934 to Edward J. and Bessie (Kovarik) Bobek.  Bethel died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Community Health Center of Wakita in Wakita, Oklahoma.  She was 84 years old.

Bethel attended the Doster Country School until it closed and then attended the Caldwell Schools graduating from Caldwell High School with the Class of 1953.