Obituaries

Genevieve L. Cowan, 74, of Sheridan, died Thursday June 11, 2009 at her residence. A celebration of life was attended by friends and family on Tuesday, June 16 at the family home. Born May 2, 1935, in Heppner , Oregon to Elbert L. Cox and Oma J. Bennett, she completed high school and worked for many years as a CNA. She was married to Ronald J. Cowan in Reno, Nevada.

Michael H. Kobielusz, 37, of Sheridan, WY died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in his Sheridan home.

Mike was born October 16, 1971, in Wheatridge, CO to Gary & Cynthia (Kunesh) Kobielusz.

Janet Breford, 83, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, on June 8, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Pam McClure of Sheridan. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Catherine C. Rene Adams, 77, of Big Horn passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place and the family will have a private burial. Rosary will be said on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 7:00 pm at Kane Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 10:00am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ron Stolcis officiating.

Anne Banas Kilgore, 81, of Sheridan, WY, died Sunday, May 17, 2009 in Sheridan Manor with her daughter, Shari, by her side.

Anne was born on March 30, 1928 to Dorothy and Michael Banas in Dietz, WY. Her mother died when she was an infant. Anne was blessed to be raised by Anna and Paul Wallach, and had a very special love for them.

Donovan D. McKennan, 78, of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Sheridan Manor.

Don was a Wyoming native and enjoyed spending time in the Big Horn Mountains fishing and camping. He was a creative artist—painting portraits or landscapes, carving wood or carpentry.

1934 – 2009

William Halvor “Bill” Johnson, 74, passed away in Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 15, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born in Gillette, WY on August 7, 1934, to William & Mildred (Reed) Johnson.

Ruth Bateman, 90, of Sheridan, passed away at Sheridan Manor on May 12, 2009.

Ruth was born in Douglas, WY on July 29, 1918 to Jon and Lilly Stinson. She married John Zaichkin on September 20, 1938 and later divorced in 1958. In 1960 she married Ellsworth Bateman in Story, WY.

John Gilbert "Gil" Harris, 95, of Sheridan, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on May 15, 2009.

Denis David Croft, 73, of Sheridan, WY died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Denis was born May 25, 1935, in Wheatland, WY to Willard & Florence (Tierney) Croft.

Peter Nicholas Klebnikoff, 84, of Sheridan, WY, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 in Sheridan Manor.

Mr. Klebnikoff was born January 13, 1945 in England to Nicholas and Gwendolin Campbell (Greenfield) Klebnikoff. The family moved to Canada when he was 2 years old where he grew up and attended school. 

Paul Mespelt, 59, of Sheridan, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on April 30, 2009.

John E. Hupp, age 83, of Sheridan, WY died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan.

John was born July 12, 1925, in Galesburg, IL to E.H. & Frida (Hartley) Hupp.

Clarence D. Westbrook

Robert D. (Bob) Wilson - Born January 1, 1913, to L. Pearl Wilson and Earl B. Wilson in Billings, Montana, Bob Wilson was raised in a strong Christian family in Billings, where he got the opportunity to meet Charles Lindbergh and see Amelia Earhart. He graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1933. He moved to Minnesota for work and there he met Leila B.