ObituariesObituary copies are available through our research services Use option 3.
Pre 1978: Volunteers have indexed old microfilmed newspapers. This collection contains a card with the name of the deceased and notes the newspaper name and date where the obituary is located.
Post 1978: RCGS has clipped obituaries from the Hutchinson News since 1978, for people with a connection to Reno County. This collection contains the actual obituary. Note: RCGS ceased to clip the obituaries in July 2008 and began indexing the names only in August 2008.
Black File Contents – you will find the obituary cut from the newspaper and attached to an index card.
· 1978 – 2004 Obits clipped
· 2005 & 2006 Obits partially clipped
· 2007 Obits clipped
· 2008 Obits partially clipped
Brown File Contents – you will find a card listing the name of deceased with newspaper name and date, to print from the microfilmed newspapers located by the reference desk.
· Pre 1978 Obits indexed from various microfilmed newspapers
· 2005, 2006 & 2008 Obits partially indexed
· 2009 indexed
2010 forward –Online index only
Obituary copies are available through our research services. Use option 3.
|Pre 1978 Name Card Index||AA||1978 - 2004 Obit Card Index|
|Aaron to Graham||A||B||C||D||E||F|
|Grandon to Price||G||H||I||J||K||L|
|Prickett to Zumalt||M||N||O||P||Q||R|
|2005 Obits & name index cards||2010 Online Index Only|
|2006 Obits & name index cards||2011 Online Index Only|
|2007 Obits||2012 Online Index Only|
|2008 Obits & name index cards||2013 Online Index Only|
|2009 Name index cards|
Both Obituary collections are located in the Kansas Room of the Hutchinson Public Library.
We welcome you to make a copy, but please do not remove the original.
The society would like to thank Kathleen Dankanyin for preparing this online index and researching the missing years of 2005 & 2006.
Misc. funeral / memorial cards. These are located in the small 2 drawer card file sitting on top of the larger Post 1978 obit card file.