RUTH ANNE MATTHES

 RUTH ANNE MATTHES
 Ruth Anne Matthes, 71, Concordia, Kan., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia.
 Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thurs., April 17, 2014, at Braymer United Methodist Church in Braymer, Mo. Pastor Sally DeMasters will officiate with burial following at Rosehill Cemetery in Breckenridge, Mo.
 The family will receive visitors at the home of Ruth Anne, 1505 Olive, Concordia, Kan. on Tues., April 15, 2014 from 4-7 p.m.  Visitation will be held at Lindley Funeral Home in Braymer on Wed., April 16, 2014, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
 Ruth Anne was born Sept. 23, 1942 in Braymer, Mo. to George and Ruby (Tooter) Proctor. She married Bill Matthes of Breckenridge, Mo. on Dec. 31, 1961 in Braymer, Mo.
 Ruth Anne is survived by sons, Tal and wife Carrie, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. and Matt, of Tribune, Kan.; brother Steve Proctor and wife Beth and sister, Sally Proctor, all of Braymer, Mo.; brothers-in-law Jerry Matthes and wife Peggy of San Diego, Calif. and Derryl Matthes; sister-in-law Judy and husband Buell Applebury, all of Chillicothe, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bill; parents, George and Ruby (Tooter) Proctor; one brother, Tommy Proctor; and beloved in-laws, Herman and Beulah Matthes.
 Ruth Anne truly enjoyed her employment at the Frank Carlson Library in Concordia. She also spent time as a preschool teacher. She loved to read and discuss books and shop for shoes and purses. Christmas with her family was her favorite holiday and her favorite color was blue. She dearly loved being a second mother to many, many other kids.  She truly loved her hometown of Braymer and visiting with family and friends.
 In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Braymer United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 67, Braymer, MO 64624.
 To leave online condolences, please visit nuttermortuary@yahoo.com.
 

OBITUARIES

THE REV. DR. DAVID WILLIAM SEWARD

 Memorial services forThe Rev. Dr. David William Seward of rural Wathena, Kansas will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph, Missouri. David died early Tuesday morning January 19, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo., attended by... [More]

BILLY “B.J.” MICHEL

Billy “B.J.” Michel, age 79 of Jamestown, Kan., passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan. He was born on June 28, 1936, in Branson, Mo. to Charlie H. & Jewell A. (Moore) Michel.  He graduated... [More]

PAUL L. NELSON

 Paul L. Nelson, age 91, longtime Glasco resident, died April 17, 2016, at the Nicol Home, in Glasco, Kan. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Barnard, Kan., to George and Jewell (Cummings) Nelson, the third of seven children.  After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Anderson files for commissioner

R. Kent Anderson, Concordia, filed by petition to be the Democratic nominee for County Commissioner in Cloud County's 2nd district. The second district includes the first precinct, second ward and second precinct, second ward and the fourth ward in the city of Concordia as well... [More]

Courthouse 4-28-16

District Court TRAFFIC All Subtypes April 20-28 The following people received fines for Speeding: Sergio Borja, David M. Derusseau, Sonia Gloria, Brandon S. Herring, James M. Hurren, Darla K. Kubik, Mai Mai, Mary Peters Martens,  David K. Ormiston, Kara R. Ramseyer, Erick... [More]

Trustees table agreement with USD 333

Only one action item appeared on the agenda for the Cloud County Community College board of trustees meeting Tuesday night, and the action taken was to table that item. A memorandum of understanding with Unified School District 333 for the college to lease a portion of the USD... [More]

More News

SPORTS

CHS golf team places fifth at Beloit

CLAY CENTER — The Concordia High School golf team placed fifth in the Clay Center Invitational Thursday at Clay Center Country Club. Led by junior Brennen Acree, the Panthers posted a four-man score of 375. Clay Center won the tournament with a score of 330. Republic County... [More]

Seventh grade boys, girls finish third

BELLEVILLE — The Concordia seventh grade boys and seventh grade girls placed third in the Republic County Junior High Invitational track and field meet on Thursday. Concordia scored 76 points in the seventh grade boys' division. Republic County won the meet with 103 points... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos