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

LUELLA M. LLOYD

 LUELLA M. LLOYD  Luella Garlow Lloyd passed away peacefully at age 95 on April 17, 2014, at the Olathe Medical Center. The Memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, Kan. A family and friends visitation... [More]

DAWAYNE (D.C.) KRAMER

 DAWAYNE (D.C.) KRAMER  Dawayne (D.C.) Kramer, formerly of Wymore, Neb., lost his battle with cancer on April 20, 2014, at Osceola, Mo. He was born Oct. 16, 1954, at Beatrice, Neb. D.C.'s final days were spent with his dearest friends, Kevin Smith and Sherri Jinson,... [More]

OLIVER OTIS EDMONDS

 OLIVER OTIS EDMONDS  Oliver Otis Edmonds, 100 years of age, of Clyde, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. He was born on July 16, 1913, in Clifton to Harry and Flora (Brooks) Edmonds. Oliver married Rosella Anna Chaput on... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Sutton's love of theatre planted and grew at CCCC

thumb

By Sharon Coy Blade Staff Writer  When Susan Sutton, Cloud County Community College Dean of Humanities, was a student at CCCC a seed for her love of the theatre was planted.  Although she had never taken part in plays in high school and her only drama experience had... [More]

Susan Sutton Day is Friday

 Whereas, Cloud County Community College, The Brown Grand Theatre, the National Orphan Train Complex and many other organizations and causes have benefited immeasurably from the dedication and skill of Susan Sutton; and Whereas, Susan Sutton has for 39 years enlivened the... [More]

Railroad will be repairing crossings

 Cloud County highway administrator Andy Asch reported at the Cloud County Commission meeting on Monday that Burlington Railroad will be repairing crossings and as repairs are being made  various county roads will be closed. Railroad employees are now working at Lark... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Panthers lose twice to Cowgirls

ABILENE – The Concordia High School softball team was swept in an NCKL doubleheader here yesterday. The Panthers managed just five hits and scored none in the 4-0 and 2-0 losses. Abilene took the lead in game one with a run in the second inning. The Cowgirls added one in... [More]

Canfield ties for fourth

CLAY CENTER – Concordia's Gage Canfield shot 48 and tied for fourth at the junior varsity golf meet here yesterday. The Panthers had two other golfers competing in the tournament, Jonas Sallman and Jager Sieben. Both shot 58 in the nine hole event. Matt Roudybush of Wamego... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos