R. H. ‘Dick’ Taggart, 95, formerly of Hays, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; inurnment in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens, Hays, with military honors by Hays VFW Post No. 9076.


Darla D. Blackwill, 61, Quinter, died Friday, June 26, 2019. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Schmitt Funeral Home Quinter.


Samantha Rae “Sammy” Staab, 32, Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Elda Mae Hanke, 86, Phillipsburg, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart; cremation was chosen.