Obituaries

Rodney Gibson, 70, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in his Residence Home at the Eagle Ridge Rehabilitation Services in Sheridan.

A Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Kane Funeral Home with Services to follow at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Menschel officiating.

Fred H. Phillippi passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 in the Big Horn Mts. He was born May 15, 1944 in Miles City, MT to Fred and Ellen Hough Phillippi, the first of six children. He graduated from Powder River County High School, Broadus, MT and was a proud member of their 1961 Montana State Championship football team.

Jack W. Sparre was born August 9, 1943 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Bearden Ehrich Sparre and Swend Sparre. He passed away September 12, 2013.

Elizabeth Ann Iames passed away at Westview Nusring Center on Tuesday September 10, 2013. Graveside services will be in her hometown of Glenrock, Wy on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Terry Lee Davis, 54, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the
Big Horn Mountains.
A Celebration on Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Kane Funeral Home.

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

Robert “Bob” Taft Smart, 77, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
Robert was born on August 22, 1936 to Floyd and Marguerite Smart in Glenellyn, IL.

Lewis M. Jennings, 88, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died Saturday, September 7, 2013 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Terry Lee Davis, 54, of Sheridan, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a tragic accident in the Big Horn Mountains.

Terry was born on June 26, 1959 in Memphis, TN, to parents Tommy and Mary Davis. He attended school in Memphis until the family moved to Sheridan, WY in 1975. Terry graduated from Sheridan High School in 1977.

Bernard Lee Harnish, 73, of Sheridan passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Bernard was born on May 4, 1940 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Harold and Ruth (Mitchell) Harnish. He was raised in Clearmont, WY.
He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Alice Kimmel, on December 23, 1958. Together they

Robert W. Russell passed away September 4, 2013 at his home in Sheridan, WY.

Robert was born July 1, 1933 to William M. and Etta (Barrett) Russell.

Robert "Bob" Taft Smart, 77, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in an accident.
Private Family Services will take place.

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

Sheldon Woodruff Johnson, at 83 years old, traveled to his Lord on
August 26, 2013 while in Gustavus, Alaska. Sheldon and Billie, his
surviving wife, moved to Sheridan in 1984 from Pensacola, FL. and have
called Big Goose Road home since then. Sheldon was born in Pineville,
LA. where he remained until joining the Navy in 1947. He and Billie

Mary Jacqueline Rasmussen, better known as Jacque, passed away at her home in the early morning of Friday, September 6, 2013. Born on September 13, 1946, she was only sixty six years old. She is survived by her husband, Richard Rasmussen, of Parkman, WY; daughters Carol Schramm (Gilbert) of Newport, OR; and Erica Anderson (Birt) of Laramie WY; father and stepmother Carter and Maxine Nyquist of Sheridan, WY; stepfather and mother Herb and Mary Ellen Brown of Kissimmee, FL; four brothers, Bill, Pat, Mike, Tim Nyquist of Laramie, WY and a sister Dee of Altamonte Springs FL. She is also survived by her step brother Lester Brown of Casper, WY and many nieces and nephews.

Jacque should be remembered by her kind heart, her quick wit and quirky sense of humor, and her ability to solve any problem with the odds and ends she had at her fingertips. She had many artistic talents, loved words and the written language, as well as a finely tuned practical joke. We will miss her skills in cooking and sewing.

Jacque was active in her local church community and involved in the altar guild. She was a home maker most of her married life and was dedicated to her family. She and her husband raised two fantastic daughters and had a real loving relationship for 47 years.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in her honor to the Sheridan County Dog and Cat Shelter at 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY or to a charity of your choice.

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

Karen Will, 66, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Billings Clinic in Billings Montana with her loving husband by her side.

Karen was born on November 24, 1946 to Melvin and Dorothea (Fredrickson) Rank in Belle Fourche, SD. Karen grew up in the Gann Valley SD area. She married Rod Will on June 19, 1963, in Chamberlin, SD. Rod and Karen moved to Sheridan WY in 1969 where they remained to live their lives and raise their children. Rod and Karen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. Karen was employed for many years at Pamida as their book keeper and spent the last several years employed with First Interstate Bank in Sheridan.
Karen lived life to the fullest with a beautiful smile and laugh that we will all miss. Karen enjoyed any and all activities that included her husband and family. She enjoyed riding on the Goldwing Trike with her husband. She also loved the Big Horn Mountains and camping, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, watching her husband, son, and grandson race cars and motorcycles, dancing a good polka, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and so many other activities that she never had a dull moment in her life. Her home was always open for friends and family, whom she loved very deeply.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Linda Volesky. She is survived by her husband, Rod, children; Tammi (Duane) Brunson and Jay (Molly) Will all of Sheridan, WY, grandchildren; Crystal (Gene) Admidin of ND, Cadie Brunson, Justin Will, and Mikayla Will all from Sheridan along with six great grandchildren, siblings; Mel Dean Rank, Melva Rank, and Chepa Rank, and step mother Nita Rank all from Fort Thompson SD.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Kane Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Miller officiating. A Reception will be held at the Kane Funeral Home following the service. Donations to honor Karen may be made to the Donor's choice.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Graveside Funeral Services for Jean Kern, 90 year old former Buffalo woman who passed away August 20th at the Yorkshire Care Center in Hemet, California, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14th at 11:00 a.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Jean Kern Memorial, a fund set up to help the family defray expenses.