GLADYS IRENE HAMEL

GLADYS IRENE HAMEL
 Hastings, Neb., resident, Gladys I. Hamel, 86, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Neb.
 Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia, Kan., in a private ceremony. A Memorial Tree Fund has been established in her name at Prairie Loft Center of Outdoor and Agricultural Learning, P.O. Box 1731, Hastings, Neb., 68902. There will be no viewing or visitation. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
 Gladys was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Concordia, Kan., the youngest child of Chester Clyde Wagner and Ida Irene Bartlett.  A 1945 graduate of Concordia Senior High, Gladys  married William H. Hamel in 1948. The couple had met on a blind date and married after William returned from service in World War II. The couple relocated to Dodge City, Kan., and later lived and worked in Wichita, Kan.; Tecumseh, Neb.; and Marysville, Kan. 
 William preceded Gladys in death in 1998. Gladys worked for Southwestern Bell for 13 years and retired from Marysville Public Schools in 1988. In 2000, Gladys moved to Hastings to be closer to her immediate family. Known as a kind, caring, happy soul, Gladys was quick with a joke and loved family and friends dearly.   Throughout her life, she enjoyed bowling, reading, playing cards and bingo and the music of Kenny Rogers.
 Gladys was preceded in death by her siblings, Morvin, Mildred, Robert, Bennie, Fred and Doris.
 Survivors include her son, Harold W. Hamel (Lisa Smith) of Hastings, Neb.; grandchilden, Nathan Hamel (Haley Bush), Lincoln, Neb.; Sarah (Mark) Canada, Hastings, Neb.; and Avery Smith, Hastings, Neb.

OBITUARIES

VIOLET S. JONES

 VIOLET S. JONES  Violet S. Jones, age 92, Concordia, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kan.  She was born in rural Cloud County, Kan., on April 3, 1922, to John and Ida (Anderson) Swenson.  She grew up near Concordia, Kan.,... [More]

BEULAH SHROYER

BEULAH SHROYER Beulah Shroyer, 95, died March 26, 2015.  Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Ames to Emile and Ida (Bertrand) Lagasse. Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Winters, son, Jerry Robertson (Jackie), 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; stepdaughter,... [More]

ELIZABETH “BECKY” A. LAMB

 ELIZABETH “BECKY” A. LAMB  Elizabeth “Becky” A. Lamb, age 54, Concordia, died Tues., March 24, 2015 at Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia, Kan.  She was born on April 8, 1960 in Concordia to Oliver (William) & Margaret S. (Geisler) Mossburgh.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Commission hears from jail architects

 Larry Goldberg and Rick Morton of GGA, architects for the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center, attended Monday's Cloud County Commission meeting. They discussed the issues with the  Center and presented commissioners with a timeline of the metal building.  They... [More]

For the record 3-31-15

Police Dept. Report Arrests—Officers arrested Trevor Cooper at approximately 10:05 p.m., March 28, on a Cloud County District Court Warrant for Fail to Comply. Cooper was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center. Officers arrested Hadrian Currier, 18, at approximately... [More]

For the record 3-20-15

Police Dept. Report Concordia Police Department is advising residents to not allow people they do not know into their home. As a precaution against possible scams, don't be afraid to ask for identification and call the organization strangers claim to represent to confirm that... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Leiszler and Holme named to All-State teams

 Concordia High School senior Tristen Leiszler and junior Cooper Holmes have been selected to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) All-State teams.  Leiszler was named to the girls' Classs 4A-Division II all-state first team and Holmes was selected to the... [More]

Thunderbirds sweep Fort Scott

FORT SCOTT — Kylie Trobee threw a  two-hit shutout as the Cloud County Community College softball team defeated Fort Scott 7-0 to complete a Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division doubleheader sweep on Saturday.  Trobee struck out seven and didn't walk any in the... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos