Robert “Bob” Bieker, 74, DeLand, Fla., died Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Following services in DeLand, additional services will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays.

Donald Michael Schmidt, 64, Ellis, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Trego Manor in WaKeeney.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637; inurnment will follow services in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Kay Jacqueline Thomas, Denver, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at St Joseph’s hospital.

Services will be at 11 am. Friday at West Bowles Community Church, Littleton, Colo.

Mary Ruth Buchheister, 94, Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Plainville, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at her home in Green Valley.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; inurnment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Doyle V. Styles, 72, Oberlin, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Decatur Heath Systems, Oberlin.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oberlin United Methodist Church; burial in Oberlin Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is in charge of arrangements.

Janice M. Walters, 76, Hays, died Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery. A vigil and rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Phillip “Phil” Grady Krueger, 58, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Havasu Regional Medical Center, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Convention Center at London Bridge Resort.

DeVane Dinkel, 77, Russell, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday, with family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. at the mortuary.

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