Obituary Policy

The Miles City Star offers a brief death notice free of charge, which lists the person's age, hometown, date of death and pending services. Full obituaries with photos and wording of your choice are billed at the Star's open rate of $7.45 per column inch. For questions or to inquire about a free death notice, contact Denise Hartse at the Miles City Star at 406-234-0450 or email To inquire about a paid obituary, contact the Star advertising department at 406-234-0450 or email Thank you.


01/16/2017 - 2:22pm
Wana, daughter of Lyda and Charles Hatch, died January 13, 2017. She was born August 28, 1925 in Forsyth, MT. She attended schools in Forsyth and Miles City, MT, graduating from Custer County High School in 1943. Wana resided in Mountain Brook, MT (near Kalispell), St. Maries, ID and Miles City.  She returned to St. Maries in 2008 where she died in her home surrounded by love from her...
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:03pm
Max Bartholomew, 53, of Miles City died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. In January 2016 he was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Bartholomew was born Jan. 19, 1963, the second son of Don and Frances Bartholomew. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:29pm
Wanda Jean Fogle, age 53, of Miles City passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home in Miles City. Wanda was born in Quincy, Washington on August 5, 1963, the daughter of A.W. Sandy and Jean (Austin) Barclay. She joined a sister Judy and they were later joined by two more sisters, Anita
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:28pm
On January 6, 2017, Charles Kelly Kluver unexpectedly passed away from natural causes while doing what he loved — tending to his cattle within the vast, open country alongside eastern Montana’s Rosebud Creek and under its majestic skies. Kelly was 61 years old.  Kelly was born in
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:27pm
Theodore “Doug” Wall was born December 4, 1942 in Denver, CO, the son of Walter J “Ted” and Vera Scott Wall. They lived at Deer Trail, CO until 1955, when they moved to a ranch at Moon Creek near Miles City. Doug attended grade school at Deer Trail, CO and Moon Creek Country
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:25pm
Phebe Josephine Stearns-Beeler, age 68, of Miles City, MT passed away on December 31, 2016 in Billings after a brief but heroic battle with leukemia. Phebe was born on March 14, 1948, the oldest child of Asie and Elizabeth “Betty” Stearns in Beach, North Dakota. Due to her father’
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:08pm
Rae Anne McCafferty of Billings, 62, passed away at her home in Billings, MT on December 21, 2016. A Fort Benton High School and MSU graduate in nursing, she spent 29 years at St. Vincent’s hospital in Billings in the OB/GYN department loving and caring for moms and babies, with another 5
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:55pm
Winston Calvin Rice, 88, died at home in Broadus on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. He was the first son born to Asa L. Rice and Anna Witherspoon Rice on April 20, 1928 in Broadus.  Funeral Services will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Broadus with a visitation
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:54pm
Darby — Dean R. Hanvold, Sr., 85 of Darby, Montana passed away December 27th at the Marcus Daly Hospice Center due to complications of surgery. He was born August 4, 1931 in Opheim, Montana to the late Doris and Henry Hanvold. He married Joan Arlene Huber in 1957, she passed away in 2005. He
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:54pm
Darleen Stone, age 77, of Miles City, MT passed away at her home on Friday, December 30, 2016. She had struggled with cardiovascular disease, which increasingly became worse. Darleen A’Dell Hayden was born on April 13, 1939 in La Grande, Oregon. Darleen and her younger sister were adopted by