Obituary – Marie Ellenberger

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Marie Ellenberger

November 13, 1934 - May 6, 2022

Marie was born November 13, 1934, at Florence, Alabama, to Arthur and Genevieve (Schroeder) Oakes and passed away May 6, 2022, at the Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads at the age of 87.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ellenberger, her parents Arthur and Genevieve Oakes, son Mark Arthur Ellenberger, daughter Marti Ferris and grandson Clint Ferris.

Obituary – Leroy C. Brase

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Leroy C. Brase

July 26, 1944 - April 23, 2022

Leroy C. Brase, son of Vivian (Murray) and Melvin Brase, was born July 26, 1944, in Lamar.

August 15, 1964, Leroy was united in marriage to Judy Weimer Brase and to the union two sons, Jeff and Scott, were born.

Shortly after their marriage, Leroy and Judy moved to Fort Collins, where Leroy completed his education at Colorado State University. It was at this time that they moved to Crook, where Leroy taught for a few years.

Obituary – Darrell Wayne Brown

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Darrell Wayne Brown

March 20, 1939 - January 11, 2022

Darrell Wayne Brown passed away January 11, 2022, in Eads at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital. He was 82 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

He was born March 20, 1939, in Elsie, Nebraska, the third of four children born to Ross Ora Brown and Eunice Laurine Deal.

Eunice died in 1941, along with a baby girl, when Darrell was two, and he and his brother and sister were raised by many different family members in Colorado and Nebraska.

Golden Plains Insurance continues Colorado expansion with purchase of Baxter Agency in Eads

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Lamar-based Golden Plains Insurance Agency, Inc. has announced another expansion with the acquisition of Baxter Agency in Eads. The purchase was completed April 5, 2022.

Marilyn Baxter established Baxter Agency in 1989 to successfully serve clients across southeast Colorado from her office at 101 East 15th Street in Eads. Golden Plains is also acquiring that building, and has hired Haley Reedy to continue providing exceptional service in Kiowa County.

Obituary – Doris Matrissa Copeland

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Doris Matrissa Copeland

February 1, 1924 - March 23, 2022

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Doris M. Copeland will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Darren Stroh officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery.

Visitation for Doris will be held Sunday, March 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Peacock Family Chapel.

Obituary - Larry Alva Brown

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Larry Alva Brown

November 16, 1961 - February 28, 2022

Due to a health ailment, Larry Alva Brown, 60, peacefully passed away at his home in Greenleaf, Idaho, February 28, 2022.  

He was born November 16, 1961, in Lamar, the eldest son of Donald J. and Alfreda Joy (Barry) Brown.

When he was two years old, his family moved to Oregon, then they moved to Idaho in 1970, where he lived the rest of his life.  Larry graduated from Greenleaf Friends Academy in 1980.