Obituaries

Maxine Gifford passed to her Heavenly home on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT. She was 90 years young.

Graveside funeral services for Rita Morris, 76 year old Sheridan and former Buffalo resident who passed away Saturday evening at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital, will be held Friday September 1st at 10:00 a.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Gerald N. Erpelding (8 January 1928 - 27 August 2017) passed peacefully from this life to his heavenly home on August 27th.
He was in the Army Air Corps then Air Force, during WWII and the Korean War and was dedicated to his beloved country. While he was a pilot, he served as an aircraft mechanic working on the B24, B29, and B52 bombers, and the F80 jet.

John A. Coulter, 84, of Sheridan, Wyoming, formerly of Billings, Montana, passed away August 25, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was born June 15, 1933 in Charlevoix, Michigan to Avery Allen and Caroline Agatha (Owen) Coulter.

Beverly A. Kane, 80, of Sheridan, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at her home. A visitation for close friends and family will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Champion Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Glenn Whewell officiating.

Rex Lowell Martin, 72, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

A celebration of Rex's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Kane Funeral Home with Reverend Kevin Jones officiating. A reception will follow in the Kane Reception Hall.

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

John H. Walter, 83, of Story, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at his daughter's residence.

John was born on July 28, 1934 to parents Charles Howard and Nellie Florence (Bace) Walter in Rago, KA. He grew up in Southern California, Pomona. He enlisted in the Navy July 28, 1951 – July 22, 1954 where he was on the USS Cisco Bay.

Margaret Olava (Peterson) Stender, 90, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Westview Health Care Center. She was born March 20, 1927 in Havre, Montana to Walter Palmer and Gertrude (Hoyum) Peterson. Margaret graduated for Havre High School. Due to hardscrabble conditions, Margaret and her sister, Avis lived as young girls in Havre to attend school.

Judy Mae (Boyd) Lervick, 72, of Jordan, MT, passed away on June 30, 2017, at her home.

An Inurnment will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, 1000 Ash St., Sheridan, WY.

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

Funeral services for Jim Guyton, 92 year old Buffalo man who passed away Thursday evening at the Billings Clinic, will be held Thursday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Rev. Doug Wasinger officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel.

Shirley Jane (Lewis) Carter, 83, of Sheridan, “Went fishing” joining her beloved Keith on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Josephine “Josie” A. Sheriff, 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Westview Health Care Center. She was born on February 11, 1933, in Bismarck, ND, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Kajan) Bartole. She graduated from Lefor High School in 1950. She married Robert Glenn Sheriff in 1953.

Helen L. (Maurer) Deutsch, 56, of Ranchester, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Champion Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating. A Celebration of Life with a potluck will follow at Ranchester Liquors (across from Cowboy State Bank) in Ranchester.

Shirley Jane (Lewis) Carter, 83, of Sheridan, “Went fishing” joining her beloved Keith on Friday, August 18, 2017.

A Graveside Inurnment will be held at 2:00 P.M on Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating. A carry in reception will follow the service at 1130 S. Thurmond St. .

Ricky Oren Johnson, 57, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Rick was born on January 2, 1960 to parents Donald R. and Dixie (Sherman) Johnson in Casper, WY. He married Sharon Baxter on December 19, 1977. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy Church in Casper. He worked as a laborer.