Obituaries

Paula Jean Nayes, age 78, of Sheridan, passed away Jan. 9, 2017, at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash., after complications from leukemia.

JoAnne Jacobs Kemper, 86, of Sheridan, WY, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Rock Creek Rehabilitation Center in Sheridan Manor surrounded by her loving friends and family. She was born June 4, 1931 at St. Joseph Hospital in Alliance, NE to Alfonzo and Lora (Speer) Jacobs.

Susan Huber died June 22nd in Sheridan, WY after battling lung cancer. She was born Susan Rose Hall on February 28, 1941 in Altoona, PA. Upon graduation from Altoona High in 1959, Susan moved to Santa Barbara where she married and raised two sons.
Susan worked in banking until retiring to Wyoming in 1998 where she lived until her death.

Richard Allen Hoover (Dick) was born to Clarence Stanley Hoover and Cathrine (Eisenhauer) Hoover in Lebanon, PA on April 22, 1942. He passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 75, on Sunday morning of June 25, 2017, after an extended struggle with cancer.

Rex L. Martin, 72, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He has been cremated.

Joanne Ball Harvey, 85, of Story, WY, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Joanne was born in Sheridan, WY, February 19, 1932, to Ray C. Ball and Ella M. (Wolfe) Ball. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1950, and earned a B.S. in Physical Education at the University of Wyoming in 1954 where she met Ronald D. Harvey, who she married in 1955.

Elsa Ruby, 81, passed away at the Westview Health Care Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born November 24, 1935, in Monarch, WY to parents Paul and Olga (Takach) Sturtz. She attended grade school in Acme and graduated from Sheridan High School. On September 19, 1953, she married Louis Ruby in Sheridan. Their union was blessed with three son's, Rocky, Steve, and Tom.

Private services for Ronald Ewing, 68 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Friday June 16th at his home in Buffalo will be held by his family and friends in the Big Horn Mountains at a time to be announced. Donations to help defray final expenses for Mr. Ewing may be made to the Ron Ewing Memorial in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N.

Funeral services for Patricia Havens, 69 year old Buffalo resident who passed away late Sunday evening at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo with Father Doug Wasinger officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo with graveside services to follow the funeral.

Mary was born on December 5th, 1922, in Rapid City, S.D. to Clarence and Nellie (Fox) Switzer. She lived with her parents and three siblings at Rocky Point, WY, a small farm and ranch community, 60 miles northeast of Gillette, WY. The one room schoolhouse up the road provided the four Switzer children with a formidable education as well as many fond childhood memories.

Patricia “Patty” Lou Zeiser, 63, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, MT, with her family at her side.

A graveside committal will be held at 10:00 on Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.

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

Harold Allen Smith, 86, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on May 20, 2017, surrounded by his family. Cremation has taken place with Champion Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. The inurnment with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the new section of the old Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, followed at 11:00 a.m.

Private family graveside funeral services for Eva McGee 108 year old resident of Neligh, Nebraska who passed away quietly Friday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming will be held at the Winnetoon Cemetery in Winnetoon, Nebraska. A celebration of her life will be held later in the summer at a time and date to be announced.

Wayne Landrey, 64, passed away Wednesday, June 7, surrounded by family and friends, after a battle with cancer. Donations in Wayne’s memory can be made to Susie Bowling Hospice or JCHC Education Program in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com No services were held per Wayne’s request.

Private family services for Wes Taylor, 80 year old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly Sunday at the home of his daughter in Buffalo, will be held at a later date. Donations in Mr. Taylor’s memory may be made to the Dan Carlat Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.