It is with deep and abiding grief that we announce the death of Carl Wayne Shewmaker, who passed away peacefully in Bellingham on May 5, 2020. His smile lit up so very many lives, in very many places, and his memory remains a source of comfort, strength, and joy. Memorial services will be scheduled when safe gathering is possible.
Michael Thomas Heyl passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Mike was born in Wichita, Kansas on May 7, 1977 to Tom and Teri Heyl. The family moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1985 where they still reside. Mike participated in Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Mike received a Bachelors Degree at Arizona State University in Information Technology and was as an Admissions Counselor for the University of Phoenix at the time of his death. He enjoyed being a youth soccer coach, going to California to hang out on the beach, golfing (he golfed in many charity events), and being with his kids. Mike is survived by by his 3 children, Alexis Kennedy Heyl, Sydney Grace Heyl, and David Michael Heyl all of the home. He is also survived by his parents Tom and Teri Heyl of Tempe, AZ, and his sister Stacy Heyl and nephew Cameron of Chandler, AZ, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Eldora Heyl of Eureka, Kansas. No formal services are planned at this time. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the Heyl family.
Frederick Dale Stevenson I of Eureka, Kansas peacefully passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 in his home, at the age of 81. He was born on August 9, 1938, in Oregon City, Oregon. He was the son of the late Hamilton I. Stevenson and Alice Houghtaling. Raised in Brightwood/Sandy, Oregon he fore moving to Washington, then Wyoming, Iowa, Texas and finally settled in Kansas in 2007. He worked in the logging industry before settling into the life of a farmer and was a member of the New Life Assembly of God of Eureka. He is survived by his dear friend and companion Debbie Ramos, loving father of two wonderful daughters, Donna Marie Barlow of Eureka; and Monica Irene Stevenson of Douglass; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters. Further survived by nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother; and two sisters. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, uncle, grandfather, brother, and stranger to no one. A man who made friends wherever he went with a joke ready at any moment and a smile on his face. Cremation has been effected. Memorial services will be held in his garden, at a later date.
Jim C. Smith, 76, of Eure- ka, died Sunday, May 17.
GREAT BEND - Leila Joyce (Pearce) Messick, 90, passed away May 16, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Senior Living, Great Bend. Leila was born on August 23, 1929, in Hollis, Kansas, to Chester & Ada (Bleu) Pearce. She married Roy H. Miller, on March 15, 1949. Roy passed away February 28, 1987. Leila then married Jack Messick, on June 8, 1990, in Alden, Kansas.