Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Christina Louise Elliott - Class of 1940


Christina Louise Elliott, 93, Hays, 
a resident of the
Hays Good Samaritan Society, 
passed away
 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Hays Med.

She was born June 15, 1923 south of Russell, Kansas the daughter of Albert and Christina “Lottie” (Richter) Corwin.  Louise lived her early life on the family farm near Paradise, Kansas and graduated from Paradise Rural High School in 1940. 
On October 4, 1944 she was united in marriage to Arvis Nathan Elliott in Russell.  After Arvis’s discharge from military service, they returned to Kansas and made their home on a farm near Paradise.  Four children were born to this union; Vicki, Dwight, Paul, and Arlene.

In 1963, they moved to Paradise and Louise began her retail sales career at Brown’s Grocery Store.  
In 1975, she began work at the TG&Y and then Pamida store at Russell.  
She retired from retail sales in 1990.  In 1987, Arvis and Louise moved to Hays due to Arvis’s health.  
They were members of the Paradise United Methodist Church for many years, where she was an active member of the UMW, and transferred their membership to the First United Methodist Church of Hays.  Louise became a member of the Ruth Circle and enjoyed the fellowship and embroidering towels for their projects.  Louise was a wonderful cook; she enjoyed making family dinners and making sure that everyone had plenty to eat.
Survivors include her children; Vicki McDowell and husband Jim of Lucas, Kansas, Dwight Elliott and wife Laura of Owasso, OK, Paul Elliott of Dodge City, KS, and Arlene Morgan and husband Pat of Wichita, a sister Violet Herring of McPherson, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arvis in 1998, three sisters; Amy, Ruby, and Norma Lee, and five brothers; Albert “Bud”, Donald, Clarence, Richard, and Chester.

A celebration of Louise’s life 
will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017 
at the First United Methodist Church, 305 W. 7th Street, Hays.  
Burial will follow in the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Paradise, Kansas.  
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday at the church. 
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Good Samaritan Society, the Paradise United Methodist Church, or to the First United Methodist Church of Hays, in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays. 
Condolences may be left for the family at

Monday, May 8, 2017

HAROLD HUDNALL - 1934-2017 - CLASS OF 1952

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A link to a video
has been added at the bottom
of this post.

 Harold D. Hudnall, 82, died May 8, 2017, at his Great Bend residence. 

Harold graduated from Paradise High School in 1952

Harold was born Oct. 12, 1934 at Fairport, 
the son of Harry and Edra Mae (Brown) Hudnall. 
He married Velda Marie Steinle Oct. 6, 1957, at Russell.

He began working as bookkeeper and counter salesman for Scheufler Supply Company, Russell, in 1953 and became store manager in 1959. In 1966, Harold was promoted to general manager of the American Parts System (APS) Great Bend Distribution Center and the Big A Auto Parts Company stores, which had purchased Scheufler Supply.  In 1981, he supervised the building of the new 65,000-square-feet APS Distribution Center and Big A Company store, which served nearly 100 Big A stores in Kansas and surrounding states. He credited the company’s success to the Lord and the outstanding efforts and dedication of his many employees.

Mr. Hudnall was a Great Bend resident since 1967. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Berlin Crisis in 1962. He enjoyed playing golf and working on his 1956 Chevrolet.

Harold was a member of American Legion Argonne Post 180, served as president of Great Bend Kiwanis, Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, and the Vintage Wheels Car Club. He served on the boards of directors of the American Red Cross, the Commission on Aging and the Great Bend Petroleum Club. Harold was a member of Faith Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Velda Hudnall, of the home; one son, Todd Hudnall and his wife Kelly of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Roxanne Weingartner and her husband Bill of Arvada, Colo., and Joy Sederwall and her husband Bryan of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters: Karen Jakub of Derby, and Connie Jahnke of Tucson, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, Faith Hudnall, Luke Hudnall, Amber Lammers, Emily Rindels, Noah Sederwall, Jakan Sederwall and Jonah Sederwall. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry "Bud" Hudnall, Jr., and one sister, Dorothy Wilson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017,
at Faith Community Church in Great Bend,
with Pastors Todd Hudnall and Sandy Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery
with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017,
at Bryant Funeral Home.
 Memorials have been established with
Faith Community Church
 Barton Community College Foundation
Harold Hudnall Scholarship Fund,
in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Click on this link and scroll down to the bottom 

for a beautiful video of Harold and his family.