Obituaries

Sally Lou Gillenwater passed away December 4th, 2012 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

Harry Scott Oxley, 74, of Sheridan, WY died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in his Sheridan home.

Harry was born June 16, 1938, in Baton Rouge, LA to Harry & Wilma (Dickerson) Oxley

Jeremy Wade Sleep, 38, of Sheridan passed away on December 2, 2012 in a car accident outside of Sidney, MT.

Jeremy was born on April 21, 1974 in Sheridan, WY to parents Alfred James and Doris Lynn (Mackey) Sleep. He attended Sheridan County Schools.

Funeral services for George Knepper, 95 year old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away Friday in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend John Dyce officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial for Steve Nekowitsch, 72 year old Buffalo man who passed away quietly Saturday night at his home in Buffalo, surrounded by his family, will be celebrated Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant.

Funeral services for Bill Adams, 93 year old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away early Saturday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral.

Kathy Eileen Mrozinski Embrey, 62, of Sheridan passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Sheridan Manor.

Funeral services for Sandy Tift, will be held on Friday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo, Wyoming with Reverend Douglas Wasinger officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery, with graveside services to follow the funeral. A reception will be held in the Onderdonk Hall following the graveside.

Stella Gorzalka, 87, of Sheridan passed away on November 27, 2012 at the Sheridan Manor.

Fred E. Welter, 79, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Westview Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending wtih Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Kathy E. Embrey, 62, of Sheridan passed away on November 26, 2012 at the Sheridan Manor.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Fauneil P. Harrison, 92, of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Westview Health Care Center. She was born on May 21,1920, at home near Elsie, Nebraska, to parents Charles Franklin and Hazel Bessie (Terry) Powell. She married George William Harrison on February 14, 1941, after a brief courtship before he had to ship off overseas to the war.

Sylvia “Arlene” Childress Kluz, 76, of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Arlene was born on January 25, 1936 to Ruth ( ) and Earl Childress in Sheridan, WY. She graduated from Sheridan High School. She married Tony Kluz on October 10, 1959 and had two sons; Tony Kluz Jr. and John Kluz.

Penny Kay Cooper, 65, of Sheridan passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 24, 2012.

John Norwash, 86, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at his home in Sheridan.

John was born in Decker, Montana to Benedict and Katherine (Martin) Norwash.

John grew up on the family ranch on Spring Creek. He worked in the oil fields in the 1940s, before spending the last 60 years as an auto mechanic.