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Category Archives: Obituaries

Milne B. Kibbee

Corvallis – Mil Kibbee, 82, of Corvallis, passed away in the loving arms of his ‘Bride’ of nearly 50 years, December 9th at Discovery Care Center, Hamilton, of lung cancer. Mil was born January 21, 1931 in Rhinelander Wisconsin, to parents Milne and Lois Kibbee. Mil was the youngest of four children, sisters Lois and…

Mark Henry Heller

Stevensville – Mark Henry Heller passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula on December 2, 2013. He was 60 years old. Mark was born in 1953 in Arkansaw, Wisconsin to Edwin and Catherine Heller. He was the third of five children. He grew up in Wisconsin, but his outdoor dreams came true when the…

Suellen Mary Schertenleib

  Suellen Mary Schertenleib went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2013 in the comfort and peace of her home at the age of 57. She was surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. She was born on February 8, 1956 in Spokane, Washington to Nickless and Dorothy Mager. She was…

Anne (Casson) Sullivan

  Stevensville – Anne (Casson) Sullivan died December 14, 2013 at Marcus Daly Hospice Center in Hamilton from the insuperable challenges of advanced age. Anne was born May 5, 1912 in Chicago, IL. She was the fifth of six children born to Hannah (Hartigan) and George Casson. Her parents and her brothers and sisters predeceased…

Wesley Kip West

Stevensville – Wesley Kip West, 59 of Stevensville, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home in Stevensville. Wes was born August 24, 1954 in Pocatello, Idaho. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief following a 20 year career. After retirement, Wes settled in Stevensville, MT where he built his own…

Joshua L. Hufschmied

Hamilton  -  Joshua L. Hufschmied, 33, has returned home again after a brief sojourn of 33 years and 7 months.  Born in Hamilton on April 24, 1980, Josh will be missed by the very young and the elderly, he loved young children and old timers alike and was ministering to them when he passed.  Multi-talented,…

Verda Mae Rummel

Corvallis – Verda Mae Rummel, 89, of Corvallis, passed away at her home on Friday morning, November 29, 2013, losing her battle with lung cancer. Verda was born in Missoula on November 12, 1924 to Peter and Leona (Kolbeck) Verhonik. She was welcomed by older sisters Bethel and Phyllis. Verda grew up on Brooks Street…

Cynthia Joan Tharinger

Stevensville – Cynthia Joan Tharinger passed away peacefully, at the home she loved, on November 20 and is now at peace. She was born in Minneapolis on June 11, 1954, one of seven children of Robert and Jean Tharinger. Raised in Minnesota, she came to Montana as a freshman at the University of Montana. Through the…

‘Betsy’ Jane Gray Hannon

(Betsy) Jane Gray Hannon was born in Fallbrook, California on August 27, 1941. She passed away November 19, 2013 after a short fight with ovarian cancer. Betsy was raised on an avocado plantation in Fallbrook, CA, where she rode her horses daily, often riding miles to compete in the closest gymkhana. She later attended Purdue…

Robert R. ‘Bob’ Cook

  Robert R. “Bob” Cook, 83, of Victor, passed away early in the morning, Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Valley View Estates, Hamilton, MT. Bob was born June 5, 1930, to Kenneth and Marion B. (Rutherford) Cook in Ogdensburg, New York. Bob was a mechanic for Colorado Kenworth. He followed his dream and moved…