Irma L. Krehbiel, also known as “the Hat Lady” went to be with her Lord on November 12, 2016 in Eads, Colorado. Irma was born to Augusta and Peter H. Reimer on February 3, 1920 in Grant County, OK, near Medford. She lived most of her life in Grant County attending a country school. In 1945, Irma was married to the love of her life, Kenneth W. Krehbiel and settled to farm at Deer Creek, OK where the couple raised 5 children. A few years after the death of her beloved Kenneth, she moved nearer two of her sons in Stillwater, OK. In 2014, she relocated to Eads to be near her daughter who lived there.
Denny Wall was born on February 7, 1944 in Denver, Colorado. He spent his younger years on ranches near Limon, Colorado and Deer Trail, Colorado, before his family moved to Montana. Denny graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City in 1963. While gaining recognition as a bull rider, saddle bronc rider, and bareback rider, he attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming before going on to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in bull riding in 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968. One of his proudest moments was winning Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1966.
Randall Eugene “Randy" Richardson was born in the heat of wheat harvest on July 4, 1952 in Tribune, KS to Jim & Mary Ann Richardson. Randy was their first born child. Randy practically grew up at the grain elevator since Jim was the manager. As a youngster, Randy was rambunctious and was very interested in hunting and trapping. It’s been said that his grandfather Carl Christiansen taught Randy how to trap, and Randy perfected the art of trapping. Randy could trap anything. Randy graduated from Plainview High School and continued to live in Sheridan Lake, working for his dad at the elevator.
Anna Marie Garvin, affectionately known as Marie was born on November 27, 1921 in Wakeeney, Kansas to Minnie and Charles Garvin. Marie had 1 brother and 2 sisters. Marie grew up on a farm south of Wakeeney. Marie loved her horses, which she rode to school through the 8th grade.