Obituaries

Warren N. Pearce, 95, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Warren will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was one of four children born to Verrie W. and Eda H. (Nelson) Pearce on February 26, 1922 in Bellingham, WA.

Carleton F. Perry, 85, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, while working on the ranch.

Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and trusted friend of many, Marsha (Estes) Philo of Sheridan, passed away at home on March 7, 2017 at the age of 68 years. She succumbed to the ravages of cancer and its associated ‘treatments’.

Ralph Howard Knode Jr. 89, of Sheridan died on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.

George Harper, 92, lifelong Banner area rancher, passed away in Billings, MT, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. George was born on February 22, 1925, the only child of Floyd Harper and Addie (Sanders) Harper. George attended the Banner School and Sheridan High School graduating in 1943. Upon completing high school he enlisted in the United States Navy serving in WWII.

Lawrence ‘Sonny’ Buskirk, 71, of Sheridan passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Sonny was born July 6th, 1945, in Sheridan, Wyoming. He married his soulmate, Debbie Ferderer, on December 22, 1966, in Sheridan, they celebrated 50 years of marriage this last December. Together they raised their four children.

Funeral Services for Bay Schiffer, 102 year old longtime Johnson County resident who passed away Tuesday at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, March 7th at 2:00 p.m., from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo, with Father Doug Wasinger officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Mrs.

Ina Mae Boyd, 104, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Ministries Campus in Billings, MT.

Michael R. Leach, 65, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Betty J. Lacey, 82, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1934, in Sheridan to parents Joseph and Hazel (Oelschlager) Pawlus.

Robert “Bob” Nelson, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. He was born on April 8, 1926 in Giltner, Nebraska. Bob was the son of Fay Lillian Nelson Juett. He was married to Rose Ellen Minnie Wells who preceded him in death in 1973.

Barbara J. Mancuso, 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Westview Health Care Center.

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

Funeral services for Carolyn Myers, 80 year old Buffalo resident, who passed away Friday at the Johnson County Health Care Center, will be held Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m., at the Summit Wesleyan Church in Buffalo, with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be held at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Services for Chet Firnekas, 89 year old lifetime Johnson County Resident, who passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held from the Grace Fellowship Church Chapel in Buffalo, later this spring at a time to be announced. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo.

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