Obituaries

Well known area rancher, J. Vernon States, 95, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center.

Vernon was born in Logan, KS, on .January 26, 1914, to Perry and Maud (Lappin) States, and moved to Sheridan in 1934. He married Oriel A. Lupton on March 14, 1935, in Sheridan.

Robert Frederick Ernst, 79, of Sheridan, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan on August 26, 2009.

Shirley Jean Groshart, 81, of Sheridan passed away August 26, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan.

Lillian M. Keahey, age 81, of Sheridan, WY died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County

Lillian was born November 3, 1927, in Sheridan to Jesse & Anna (Hoffman) Ekis.

William L. "Jonesy" Jones, 70, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at his residence.

Born September 9, 1938 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Clarence and Susie (Smith) Jones, he attended schools in Sheridan and worked at Title Abstract. His favorite pastimes were cowboying, snowmobiling, and riding with the Shrine Horse Patrol. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and Jesters.

Wilma Smith, 83, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Sheridan Manor.

Elsie Thayer, 89, of Sheridan, passed away Friday, August 21, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center.

Margaret Cole, 84, of Sheridan, WY died Sunday, August 23, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Margaret was born July 19, 1925, in Prairie Creek, Indiana to Walter & Thelma (Branson) Richards.

Kingston Sterling Brimmer, one month old baby, died Thursday, August 20, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Kingston was born July 17, 2009 in Sheridan to Lyall Brimmer and Kelly Fowler.

Kingston was preceded in death by his grandmother Paulette Brimmer.

Madge M. Herden, age 80, of Sheridan, WY died Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in Billings Clinic, Billings, MT.

Madge was born March 5, 1929, in Sheridan to Lawrence & Elizabeth (Roark) Shell.

Buckley Rhoads Jr., 55, of Sheridan passed away on the Big Horn Mountains in an accident on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

Bruce Lyman Bartholomew 84, of Dayton, WY, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the Sheridan V. A. Nursing Home Care Unit in Sheridan, WY.

Bruce, the eldest of two children, was born in Chippewa Falls, WI on April 5, 1925 to Wilbur and Florence (Luce) Bartholomew.

Harriet Hazel McManus, 93, of Sheridan passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Bill Velos, 95, of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in Westview Health Care Center.

Mr. Velos was born May 23, 1914 in Wallowa, OR to Henry and Rissie (Clemens) Liles. He grew up and attended school in Portola, CA before doing logging for his grandfather. Bill then worked for the railroad, and supplied ice for an icehouse for a fish company in northern California.

Ruth Eilene Snively Weller
1916 - 2009

An earthly angel has made her way to heaven. Ruth Eilene Snively Weller passed away on August 9, 2009, at age 92 in the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, WY.