Betty L. Bombardier, age 84, of Concordia (formerly of Jamestown, Kan.), died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit, Kan. She was born on June 4, 1929, in Jetmore, Kan., to James Henry and Mamie (Wooley) Cross. Betty graduated from high school in St. Francis, Kan. She married Legouri A. Bombardier on Aug. 13, 1947, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia. He preceded her on Dec. 15, 2010. Betty was a bank clerk and teller for the Jamestown State Bank for 22 years until her retirement in 1992. She also worked at Murray's Grocery Store and kept books for the City of Jamestown. She was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Jamestown, a current member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Concordia, and was an Associate with the Sisters of St. Joseph. Betty is survived by her daughters, Trudy Collins and husband Terry, Beloit, and Michelle Dunn and husband Mike, Chicago, Ill.; sons, Chris Bombardier and wife Joan, Paducah, Ky., Tim Bombardier and wife Marsha, Concordia, Tom Bombardier and wife Martha, Salina, and Nick Bombardier and wife Karen, Wichita; sister-in-law, Ruth Bombardier, Concordia; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Legouri; a great-granddaughter, Bliss Gravens; her parents; two brothers and five sisters. It was Betty's wishes to be cremated and a Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, with the Rev. Brian Lager officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow the services at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Jamestown. Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov, 4, 2013, at the Sisters of St. Joseph, Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel, Concordia. The family suggest memorials to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Neighbor to Neighbor, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit



Carl Dean Finkbiner, age 77, of Clifton, Kan., died Jan. 11, 2014. Graveside services will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, north of Clifton. Nutter Mortuary in charge of arrangements.


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