Obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn Gibbons, 60 year old Story resident who passed away quietly Monday afternoon at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be celebrated on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 p.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as Celebrant. A Vigil Service will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Private family memorial weekend in Buffalo was held for Janet Pelichowski, 81 year old Buffalo resident who has experienced freedom from her suffering on December 6, 2015 at the Amie Holt Care Center.

Funeral Services for Pat Whaley 72 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Sunday morning at his ranch near Greybull, will be held Friday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Spencer Hepp officiating. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry or the St.

Funeral services for longtime Johnson County resident Dottie Lawrence, who died on Sunday, in Buffalo, will be held Thursday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

James H. Austin, 89, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in the comfort and warmth of his family. He was born the youngest of five children to George and Agnes (Mills) Austin on August 19, 1926. Jim grew up in Sheridan, graduating from high school in 1944.

Cherrill M. Whitlow, 79, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1936, to parents Joseph M. and Wilma (Shedlock) Meyer.

Donald (Don/Donnie) Dean Chidester, 70, passed away on December 9, 2015, at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Montana.

At 4:47 p.m., December 8, 2015, Rodney Kent Schmidt took off from Billings, MT for destination Heaven. The skies were clear and blue, winds light, with visibility clear to the horizon. Rod was surrounded by family and friends showering him with an abundance of love and faith. He died peacefully after waging a year- long battle fighting cardiac issues.

Daryl Ross Daly passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at his home, in Big Horn, WY from ALS.
He was born to Ross M. Daly and Alice R. (Montgomery) Daly on May 6, 1934, in Gillette, WY.
He married Darla Jean Peterson in Hardin, MT on Feb. 28, 1952. Born to this union were four children; Wayne R. Daly, Ray M. Daly, Daryl L. Daly, and Shawn D. Daly.

Lois Washut left this earth on December 9, 2015. During her 95 years she made many friends, always endeavoring to stay connected and interesting.

Willa “Billie” Lewis, 87, of Sheridan went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 7, 2015, at her home with family by her side.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Kane’s Funeral Home with graveside services to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 14th in the Masonic 8 Cemetery.

Robert W. McConaughy, 72, of Story, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015, at his residence.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

A Christian soldier has been called Home by the Lord. His mission has been completed. Ernest F. Wooley, 78, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015, at home from a heart attack.

Tina R. Sharkey, 59, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015, at the Westview Health Care Center Saddle Ridge after a short illness.

Graveside funeral services for Eileen Pierson, 89 year old Coeur d’Alene, Idaho resident who passed away December 1st at the Hospice House of Northern Idaho in Coeur d’Alene will be held Friday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery with Tom Greet officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.