Share |

Linn County News
Published Dec. 12, 2018
Ray Wurtz, 86, of Lakeland, Fla., entered into eternal peace with the Lord, at his home, with all of his family by his side on Nov. 29, 2018.
Ray was of the Pentecostal faith. He was the son of Benjamin and Viola Wurtz of Pleasanton, Kan. He was born in Pleasanton on Sept. 15, 1932. He came from a family of 13 brothers and sisters. Later, moving to Kansas City, he owned several businesses.
He moved his family to Winter Haven, Fla., in the early 1970s where he owned and operated several businesses.
Ray was a loyal and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling, gardening and swimming. He also liked antiques as a hobby. Ray was an accomplished and respected business owner and enjoyed helping people.
Ray was also known for passing along wisdom about life and spent his life providing and caring for his family and others.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Wurtz, the mother of his five daughters; a son, Randy Hoffman; a daughter, Debbie Harrison; and a grandson, Jarrod Ryan Strickland.
Ray is survived by his wife, Betty, of 35 years; and six daughters, Alesia Hoffman Martin (Patrick), Tempe, Ariz., Heidi Wurtz Langford (Bill), Lakeland, Fla., Haili Wurtz Marotti (Lew), Labelle, Fla., Dr. Heather McDaniel (Dr. Gary McDaniel), Waynesville, N.C., Dr. Holly Strickland, Lakeland; and Hillary Wurtz Dykhuizen (Steve), Lakeland. He is also survived by three stepsons: Harvey, Herbert and David Dennis. Ray is survived by 21 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three brothers, Albert Wurtz, Lester Wurtz and Bob Wurtz; and two sisters, Thelma Thomas and Lillie Mae Jackson.
Ray was a true patriarch and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Christina A. Creighton Turner ~ 12-08-1937 to 11-19-2022


Linn County News Published November 23, 2022 Christina A. Creighton Turner, 84, passed away Nov. 19, 2022. She was born Dec. 8, 1937 in Centerville, Kan., to Eva Shafer and Roy Bowman. On Dec. 18, 1955, she married John Creighton; they had four children together before his... [More]

Edgar Wayne Moon ~ 08-14-1940 to 11-12-2022


Linn County News Published November 16, 2022 Edgar Wayne Moon, age 82 of La Cygne, Kan., passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. He was born the son of Chester and Evelyn (Van Liew) Moon on Aug. 14, 1940, in Lawrence, Kan.  Edgar married Betty Talley on... [More]

Timothy Wayne Foxworth ~ 5-9-1960 to 11-10-2022


Linn County News Published November 16, 2022 Timothy Wayne Foxworth, age 62, Mound City, Kan., passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. A gathering to celebrate Tim’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory,... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Engineers present Evergy buried fiber prelim


Market Street is a proposed path between La Cygne coal, Wolf Creek nuclear plants   Representatives from a Kansas City engineering firm last week presented plans for an Evergy underground conduit-cased fiber optics cable preliminarily proposed to run through La Cygne.... [More]

Election canvass results in 51 more ballots counted


The Linn County Commissioners recessed their Nov. 21 meeting and opened a meeting of the Board of Canvassers for the purpose of canvassing the Nov. 8 election. With Commissioner Rick James absent, the commissioners opted to appoint Darin Wilson as the third member of the Board... [More]

PBS Kansas honors local veteran at Veterans Coming Home Salute


WICHITA — PBS Kansas Channel 8 honored four veterans and one business that serves veterans at its 8th Annual Veterans Coming Home Salute on Nov. 5, 2022 at the Wichita Marriott. This event honored Kansas veterans who demonstrated outstanding service to their country, fellow... [More]

More News


Linn County’s top high school cross country runners


The 2022 cross country season has concluded and now it is time to recognize some of the top local runners in the sport this season. The Prairie View girls’ cross country team had multiple good runners on it and one great runner. The girls just missed making it to State... [More]

Jayhawk and Pleasanton football fill out TRL All League selections


The Pleasanton and Jayhawk-Linn football teams are well represented in the 2022 11-man Three Rivers League All League selections. The Hawks make up 16 selections between first team and honorable mention while the Jays make up 10 selections between first team and honorable mention.... [More]

More Sports

Business Directory


• May be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered.
• Must be received by 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in order to appear in that week's edition.
• Full obituaries submitted by individuals are required to be paid in advance.
• Obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be billed to the funeral home.
• Cost: $30 for 300 words or less. Each additional word over 300, 10¢. Photograph $5.
Call Barbara at 913-352-6235 or e-mail