Obituaries

Micheal D. Semler, 75, of Sheridan, WY died Saturday, July 11, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Mike was born July 25, 1933, in Oxford, Colorado to Gus & Martha (Miller) Semler.

Rose Marie Lutz, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on July 9,2009 at Sheridan Manor of complications from pancreatic cancer.

C. W. “Bill” Babcock, 76, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, July 4, 2009 at his residence.

Bill was born April 1, 1933 in Sheridan, WY to Charles Leslie and Grace (Snell) Babcock. He grew up and attended Sheridan schools and graduated from Sheridan High School. He then attended Sheridan Community College.

Helene A. Waddell, 95, of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in Sheridan Manor.

Mrs. Waddell was born September 24, 1913 in Linwood, Nebraska to Robert and Mary ( Bobek) Franklin. She grew up in Linwood and graduated from Linwood High School. Mrs. Waddell came to Sheridan, WY in 1934 where she received her nurses training.

Elenita Prunty, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 12, 1919 in Clay County, Iowa to Fred Edwin and Wella Blanche (White) Anderson. Her family moved from Iowa to Jaroso, CO when she was six years of age.

Dorothy W. Bartholme, 85, of Sheridan, passed away on June 25, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center.

Lois E. Folkins, 100, of Sheridan, WY died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Sheridan Manor.

Lois was born March 13, 1909, in McClusky, N. Dakota to Charles & Thea (Olson) Peterson.

Cecil W. “Pee Wee” Parsons, 96, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, June 20, 2009 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center.

Mr. Parsons was born February 28, 1913 in Hobson, Montana to Roy E. and Mattie D. (Bennett) Parsons. In his younger years he attended schools in Hobson and Columbus, Montana. The family moved to Torrington, Wyoming where Cecil graduated from Torrington High School.

Donald N. Warner, of Lovell, WY, passed away at Westview Healthcare Center on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the age of 70.

Don was born in Iowa on August 12, 1938. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Methodist Church. Don will be missed by a lot of good friends in the Lovell area.

Catherine C. Brownell Porter, 85, of Sheridan, WY died Friday, June 19, 2009, in Westview Heath Care Center, Sheridan.

Catherine was born July 23, 1923, in Lincoln, Kansas to Charles & Ella (Linker) Chase.

Dr. Paul Pettit, 78, formerly of Sheridan, passed away in Coronado, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2009.

Genevieve L. Cowan, 74, of Sheridan, died Thursday June 11, 2009 at her residence. A celebration of life was attended by friends and family on Tuesday, June 16 at the family home. Born May 2, 1935, in Heppner , Oregon to Elbert L. Cox and Oma J. Bennett, she completed high school and worked for many years as a CNA. She was married to Ronald J. Cowan in Reno, Nevada.

Michael H. Kobielusz, 37, of Sheridan, WY died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in his Sheridan home.

Mike was born October 16, 1971, in Wheatridge, CO to Gary & Cynthia (Kunesh) Kobielusz.

Janet Breford, 83, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, on June 8, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Pam McClure of Sheridan. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Catherine C. Rene Adams, 77, of Big Horn passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place and the family will have a private burial. Rosary will be said on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 7:00 pm at Kane Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 10:00am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ron Stolcis officiating.