Obituaries

William D. Willey, 86, of Sheridan, passed away very suddenly on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services for Jean Hale, 91 year old former Buffalo resident who passed away September 30, 2014, in Rapid City, South Dakota, will be held November 1st at 1:30 p.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hale’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the Harness Funeral Home which is handling local arrangements.

Joyce Hartzell Rodell was a woman of deep faith and left for her heavenly
home on October 25, 2014.
Joyce was born in Tyler, Minnesota, December 22, 1928 to Adolph and Ida
Hartzell of Russell, Minnesota. Following graduation from Russell High School as
salutatorian, she did her undergraduate work at Sioux Falls College in Sioux Falls,

“Jackie” Twite of Sheridan, WY was 50, when she passed away after a 3 year battle with cancer. She had remained very positive throughout her illness. She always had a warm smile on her face. Jackie was a loving daughter and sister and worked as a custodian for Sheridan Jr. High for 7 years. She even named her custodian cart “Walle”. Jackie loved to go fishing and spend time with family.

Robert Ekis, 68, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, with Services to follow at 10:00, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Goodwin Officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with Military Honors.

The Pilch family and friends have lost a very good man. Joe A. Pilch passed away on October 23, 2014 in Billings, MT. Joe was born September 22, 1939 to Joseph and Anna Pilch. He was raised on the ranch and attended a country school as a young boy and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1958. He earned a Bachelors in Agricultural Science from the University of Wyoming in 1962.

Donald Owen Cooper, 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his residence.

Tonya Eve Blakeman passed away on October 22, 2014, in Billings, MT.

Jamie Thomas, 34 year old Buffalo woman, passed away Saturday morning in her home. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Jamie’s memory may be made to the Jamie Thomas memorial fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be left at www.harnessfuneralhome.com

Doris A. Gerhold, 85, of Buffalo, WY died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in Johnson County Health Care Center, Buffalo, WY.

Doris was born June 2, 1929, in Johnsville, Maryland to Ross & Sarah Myers.

Bess Juroszek, age 90, passed away on October 20, 2014, at home with her loving family near her. She was the beloved wife of Oscar Juroszek.

William “Willie” Hauf, 88, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Willie was born on July 26, 1926, in Burley, ID to parents William and Mary (Bauer) Hauf. He was a WWII Veteran with a Purple Heart. He was a loving father to his children, Cynthia L. Joy and David A. Hauf and a devoted husband for 47 years to Lola (Holloway) Hauf.

Scott Michael Marty, 42, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT.

Scott was born on September 25, 1972, in Denver, CO to parents Roger Alan Marty and Cynthia Lou Ross. Cynthia later married Jim Spillman who loved, adored and raised Scott. He graduated in 1991, from Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO.

Kirk Dana Grant, age 50 of Sheridan, WY, passed away suddenly on October 17, 2014 from a heart attack while hunting near Lander, WY.

Dorothy Lubs McIntyre of Ranchester went home to meet her Lord on October 17th, 2014 at the Westview Health Care Center.