Obituaries

Funeral services for Hermie Christian, 90 year old long time Johnson County resident who passed away quietly at her beloved Jack Plane Ranch East of Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held Monday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Big Horn Baptist Church in Buffalo with Pastor Paul Gilbert officiating. A private family Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Ruth C. Bak, 78, died on Thursday, April 9, at Whitney Cottage, Green House Living for
Sheridan.
She was born on the family farm west of Viborg, South Dakota, to Rose (Peterson) and
Peter Westegaard. She had three older siblings, Arland, Leslie, and Doris, and Ruth
was the youngest. She had 3 older half-brothers, Nels, Carl, and Earl. Her early

Brad A. Koch, passed away April 7, 2015 in Sheridan, WY at the age of 35 at his residence.

Brad was born in Phoenix, AZ on April 9, 1979 to parents Nick Koch and Jayne Scott.

John W. Patton 84 of Sheridan died this Easter Sunday afternoon, April 5, 2015 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital due to pulmonary failure after suffering a heart attack about seven weeks prior while serving in the state legislature in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Ray Edward Race, of Dayton, Wyoming, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, at Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 14, 1942, in Ovid, Colorado, to parents Edward R and Viona (Fisbeck) Race.

Lawrence Blake 77, of Sheridan, passed early Easter morning, April 5, 2015, surrounded by his beloved wife of 45 years Margaret Mary (Peggy) and his four sons Sean, Andrew, Brendan and Daniel. Larry as he was affectionately known was the second of the four sons of William Blake and Marion Coleman-Blake and born in Flushing, NY on January 20, 1938.

Tobin Anne (Huson) Korsch, 49, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at her residence after a 7 year battle with appendix cancer.

Daniel Ray Amende, 62, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his residence.

No services will be held at this time.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral services for Ernie O’Brien, 87 year old Buffalo man who passed away Wednesday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo with Reverend Tom Saur officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

On March 29, 2015 a beautiful angel went to meet the Lord. Tammera (Tammy) Anne McMahon Gay, daughter of Patrick McMahon and the late Rosemarie Brown McMahon, passed away peacefully at Sheridan Manor with her loving husband Mike by her side. Tammy was born in Denver, Colorado on October 19, 1962 .

Raymond Albert Brittain, 94, of Sheridan, passed to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. He was born on February 1, 1921, in San Diego, CA to Ray Eugene and Mildred Brittain.

Bobby Lee Boykin, 65, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his residence. He was born on September 28, 1949, in Starkville, MS, to parents Emmett and Edrel Cooper Gunter.

Carol S. Norcross, 65, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Carol was born on December 17, 1949, in Great Lakes, IL, to parents Harry K. and Gladys (Lockman) Norcross.

Carol enjoyed taking long walks and animals, especially her little dogs. She was very artistic and enjoyed both painting and sculpting. She will be greatly missed.

Ardis Leach, 58, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her residence with her husband by her side. She was born in Sidney, MT, on January 4, 1957, to parents Howard and Helen (Schwartzenberger) Norgard.

Margaret “Peggy” Kepford, 100, of Sheridan passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Westview Health Care Center. She was born November 5, 1914 in Buffalo, WY to Thomas and Joanna Corpe.
Peggy enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and watching Gunsmoke.