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Carolyn Sue Taylor 
1939-2000
PHOENIX, Ariz.  - Carolyn Sue Taylor, 60, died Feb. 21 at Phoenix. She was born Aug. 3, 1939, the daughter of Thomas Roger and Mickey Goodwin. She married Arnold Taylor in 1988 at Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School. Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Scott Jackson and Chris Jackson, both of Moore, Okla.; one daughter, Julie Jackson of Moore; her mother of Moore; one sister, Janet Miller of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Goodwin and Richard Goodwin. Memorial service will be held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Moore. Memorials are suggested to the church. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2000

Ruth Mae Pancost 
1908-2000 
Ruth Mae Pancost, 91, died Feb. 27 at Sterling, Colo. She was born March 2, 1908, in Rice County, the daughter of Warren W. and Gertie Dale Smith Barnard. She married Walter Lesley Pancost Sept. 14, 1931, at McPherson. He preceded her in death.  She was a 1927 graduate of Lyons High School and a 1931 graduate of McPherson College in McPherson. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, moving to Sterling in 1994, she had been director of Barton County Welfare Department in Great Bend. Mrs. Pancost was a member of Faith Community Church and Silver and Gold Club, both of Great Bend, and AARP, RSVP, Southwest Kansas Area on Aging and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors include one son, Allen Pancost of Sterling, Colo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert D. Pancost. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend with the Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend. Friends may call until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Foundation or the church, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2000

LaVern E. Schaffer
1926-2000 
HUTCHINSON  - LaVern E. Schaffer, 73, died Feb. 26 at Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson. He was born April 27, 1926, at La Crosse, the son of Stephen Frank and Searphine Martina Steckline Schaffer. He married Lula Mae Schroeder Nov. 29, 1947, at Hutchinson. She died Jan. 18, 1995. He married Betty Jean Vestle Dec. 1, 1995, at Las Vegas, Nev. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, he was a retired communication expert for Southwestern Bell Telephone. Schaffer attended Church of the Holy Cross and was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and USS Foote (DD-511) Association. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Robert M. Schaffer of Louisburg and Anthony B. Schaffer of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three daughters, Susan L. Swanson of Windom, Judith A. Burnam of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kathleen M. Gregory of Kansas City, Mo.; one stepson, Clark Barnes of Hutchinson; three stepdaughters, Kathy Mullen and Brenda Ludlow, both of Olathe, and Roxie Wyer of Hutchinson; two sisters, Evelyn Wells and Lillian Gardner, both of Hutchinson; 21 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Schaffer. Rosary will be at 7:30 tonight at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Brian J. Egan officiating. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Egan officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home in Hutchinson. Memorials are suggested to World War II Veterans Memorial, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2000

Marvin L. Donovan 
1932-2000 
HOISINGTON  - Marvin L. Donovan, 67, died Feb. 26 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born March 21, 1932, at Hoisington, the son of Jerome M. and Lenora E. Cromwell Donovan. He married Roberta E. Deichen Aug. 23, 1953, at Hoisington. She died Oct. 26, 1998. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he was a truck driver. Donovan was a lifetime member of Vine United Methodist Church in Hoisington and was a volunteer driver for Hoisington Trolley. Survivors include two sons, Terry Donovan of Wichita and Kenton Donovan of Hoisington; two daughters, Sherri Donovan and Vonda Donovan, both of Wichita; his mother of Hoisington; one brother, Gerald Donovan of Hoisington; two sisters, Melva Merlau of Hoisington and Delora Donovan of Wichita; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington with the Rev. Charles Claycomb officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery in Hoisington. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2000

William S. Jenkins 
1904-2000 
STAFFORD  - Walter S. Jenkins, 96, died Feb. 25 at Stafford District Hospital in Stafford. He was born Feb. 12, 1904, at Stafford, the son of Thomas and Hannah Rankin Jenkins. He married Doris Cline Richardson Sept. 11, 1930, at Stafford. She died Oct. 22, 1993. A lifetime resident of Stafford, he was a farmer. Jenkins was a member of First Christian Church of Stafford, Stafford Lions Club and was a past member of Stafford County Commissioners, having served several terms. Survivors include one granddaughter, Ann Licholat of Golden, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Okema True. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford with the Rev. Karen Ault officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery in Stafford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

William E. Base 
1908-2000 
PAWNEE ROCK  - William E. Base, 91, died Feb. 26 at Great Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

Stella Marie Hayden 
1915-2000 
MECHANICSBURG, Ind.  - Stella Marie Hayden, 84, died Feb. 25 at her home. She was born June 26, 1915, at St. John, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma Williams Morford. She married Trenton Hayden Feb. 28, 1933, in Larned. A resident of Mechanicsburg, she worked at JC Penney in Lebanon, Ind., from 1953-1962 and for many years as a cook for Washington Township school system in Indiana. Mrs. Hayden was a member of Mechanicsburg Christian Church, Happy Home-ec Club and Washington Township Ecure Club. Survivors include her husband of the home; three daughters, Deana Odom of Indianapolis, Ind., Bonnie St. Peter of Freemont, Mich., and Donna Steward of Lowell, Ind.; and one brother, Alvin Morford of St. John. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Revs. Raymond Duff and Dan Shaw officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort, Ind. Friends may call until 8 tonight and Russell and Hitch Funeral Home in Lebanon and 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

Fern M. Farris
1922-2000 
HOISINGTON  - Fern M. Farris, 77, died Feb. 24 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. She was born Aug. 26, 1922, at Texas County, Mo., the daughter of Newton Henry and Leota Catherine Scott Barton. She married Walter Farris March 15, 1937, at Texas County. He died Sept. 19, 1967. She married Edgar A. Farris June 2, 1963, at Yates Center. He died Aug. 7, 1988. A resident of Hoisington for 27 years, coming from ElDorado, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Farris was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Hoisington. Survivors include one son, Jack D. Farris of Leon; seven daughters, June Erwin of Emporia, Melba Baker and Sherrie Eichman, both of ElDorado, Linda Currie of Pueblo West, Colo., Debbie Pearce of Winfield, Sheila Phillips of Hoisington and Kim Schneider of Great Bend; one sister, Neva McColgin of Licking, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington with the Rev. Carl Willis officiating. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

Mildred Jones Kramer 
1899-2000
LA CROSSE  - Mildred Jones Kramer, 100, died Feb. 25, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care, in La Crosse. She was born April 6, 1899, at LaGrange, Ill., the daughter of John F. and Minnie Frese. She married Herb Dornfield in March 1921. They divorced. She married Charles Jones March 17, 1953. He died Aug. 16, 1980. She married the Rev. Herald Kramer Aug. 30, 1986, at Lake Wales, Fla. He died Jan. 18, 1989. A resident of La Crosse since 1953, coming from Florida, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Kramer was a member of the Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dornfield; and one brother, Edgar Frese. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with the Rev. Maurice Schaus officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

Arthur W. Keffer
1930-2000 
Arthur W. Keffer, 69, died Feb. 25 at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1930, at Mapleton, the son of George P. and Thelma B. Albertson Keffer. He married Frankie L. Watkins Jan. 19, 1952, in Hutchinson. A resident of Great Bend for 47 years, coming from Hutchinson, he was a retired Riley School teacher for USD 428, having been an educator for 38 years. Keffer was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Great Bend, retired major with the U.S. Army Reserves, former Boy Scout leader, life member of National Education Association, member and grand commander of Knights Templar of Kansas, member of Morrison-McFadden Post 3111 Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 180, member and past master of Great Bend Lodge 15, member and past high priest of Mount Nebo Chapter 36 of Royal Arch Masons, member and past illustrious master of Golden Belt Council 21 Cryptic Masons, member and past commander of St. Omer Commandery 14, past grand high priest of the Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Kansas 1989-90, member of Kansas Priory 33, Knights of York Cross of Honor, member of King David Tabernacle LX, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Calvary Conclave Red Cross of Constantine in Wichita, Isis Shrine of Salina and past worthy patron Golden Sheaf Chapter 266 of Great Bend. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Arthur F. Keffer of Dodge City, William G. Keffer of Great Bend and Lee A. Keffer of Russell; four daughters, Anita Ellen Fischer, Jayne Wapelhorst and Jean Fick, all of Great Bend, and Anna Donecker of Claflin; two brothers, Floyd L. Keffer of Wichita and Elzie F. Keefer of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Helen Smith of Nickerson and Mary Ann Worthington of Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating with Masonic rites by Great Bend Masonic Lodge 15. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Sunflower Shrine Club Travel Fund or Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

William E. 'Bill' Base
1908-2000 
PAWNEE ROCK - William E. "Bill" Base, 91, died Feb. 26 at Great Bend. He was born Aug. 11, 1908, at Pawnee Rock, the son of John J. and Kathern Schmidt Base. He married Rose Marie Brazda Sept. 1, 1940, at Pawnee Rock. She preceded him in death. A lifelong resident of Pawnee Rock, he was a farmer, carpenter and house builder. Base was a member of Bergthal Mennonite Church at Pawnee Rock and Farm Bureau. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Rose Reile of Ness City and Patsy Ann Payne of Colony; one sister, Susie Wright of Battle Creek, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Gustof Base; and one sister, Malinda Friesen. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Muriel Stackley officiating. Burial will be at Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 tonight and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend and from 12:30 p.m. to service time at the church. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 27, 2000

Fern Farris
1922-2000 
HOISINGTON - Fern Farris, 77, died Feb. 24 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000

Norbin J. Baldwin Jr. 
1916-2000 
MARLOW, Okla. - Norbin J. Baldwin Jr., 83, died February 13, at his home in Marlow. He was born May 28, 1916, in Kinsley, the son of Norbin Jones and Cammie Ann Justus Baldwin. He married Imogene Ella McConnell June 4, 1948, at Great Bend. She died March 4, 1978. A resident of Marlow, having lived in Great Bend from 1937-1964, and Dodge City, he worked for Home Appliance Co. in Great Bend and for the Oklahoma State Department of Transportation until retirement. Baldwin was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 75th Infantry Division during World War II. Survivors include his mother of Hutchinson; three brothers, Vern Baldwin and Kent Baldwin, both of Great Bend, and Howard Baldwin of Junction City; three sisters, Maxine Wesley and Phyllis Deist, both of Hutchinson, and Doris Boyer of Savannah, Mo. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Baldwin, in 1994. Graveside services were held Feb. 16 at the Marlow Cemetery in Marlow. Memorials are suggested to the World War II B-29 Memorial Plaza in care of Barton County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1091, Great Bend, Kan., 67530. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000   Irene A. Horner 2000 Irene A. Horner died Feb. 22 at Arriba, Colo. She was born at Seward, the daughter of Ira V. and Cecelia Baier Hoge. She married Scottie Giessel. He preceded her in death. She then married Milton G. "Mick" Horner Nov. 19, 1943, at Las Vegas. He died March 29, 1996. A resident of Great Bend for most of her life, she was a court clerk for Kansas District Court. Mrs. Horner was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rose Altar Society, past member of Business and Professional Women's Club, Soroptimist Club, all of Great Bend; and past president of the state Business Women in Law. Survivors include one son, Richard Lee Giessel of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one brother, Vernon Hoge of Arriba, Colo. She was preceded in death by two brothers, H. Neal Hoge and Herbert J. Hoge; and two sisters, Barbara A. Hoge and Virginia Hoge Evans. Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Charles Mazouch officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 pm. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Public Library or the church school endowment fund, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000

Jack N. Rowe
1922-2000 
WICHITA - Jack N. Rowe, 77, died Feb. 24 at Wichita. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, the son of William D. and Olive McNeil Rowe. He married Euline Peterson Aug. 8, 1948, at Garfield. A resident of Wichita, he retired as facilities manager for Boeing Company. Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Shelly Ann Dewberry of Pasadena, Calif.; two sisters, JoAnn Cameron of Great Bend and Vicki Brucciani of Roswell, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church in Wichita. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Garfield Cemetery in Garfield. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hillside Funeral Home East in Wichita. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000

Luther L. 'Bud' Laremore
1928-2000 
GARDEN CITY - Luther L. "Bud" Laremore, 72, died Feb. 24 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, at Great Bend, the son of Lee and Marguerite Riggen Laremore. He married Marilyn Ann Miller Aug. 6, 1950, at Great Bend. He graduated from high school in Belpre and Hobart Trade School in Troy, Ohio. A resident of Garden City, coming from Belpre and Larned, he farmed near Belpre with his father and later worked as a mechanic in Larned and was sixth district maintenance inspector for Kansas Department of Transportation in Garden City. Laremore was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Harry H. Renick American Legion Post 9, both of Garden City, and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Leticia Ann Porter of Garden City and Marnie Lu Childs of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Meridel Pivonka of Gilbert, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Lyle Steuhrenberg officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today at Price and Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to the church endowment fund, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000

Maynard R. Glantz 
1914-2000 
SPRING HILL, Fla. - Maynard R. Glantz, 86, died Feb. 16 at Spring Hill. He was born Jan. 1, 1914. He married Leila Healzer June 15, 1975. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. A resident of Spring Hill since 1979, coming from Bison, he owned and operated Glantz Gardens in Bison and was a realtor and operator of Glantz Fine Foods in Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Wayne Glantz of Pomeroy, Wash.; two stepsons, Roger Richter of Great Bend and Scott Richter of Timken; one stepdaughter, Vicky Morrison of Albert; and six grandchildren. Memorial service was Feb. 20 at Spring Hill. Burial will be at Great Bend at a later date. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 25, 2000

Ruth Titus Lasswell
1926-2000 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ruth Titus Lasswell, 73, died Feb. 21 at Kansas City. She was born March 10, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Ray and Gladys Titus. She married Jerry Lasswell. He preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School, Lindenwood College in St. Louis, Mo., and Kansas State University in Manhattan. A resident of Kansas City, she was a registered dietitian, owner of Dietary Associates for the past 30 years. Mrs. Lasswell was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; the Kansas, American and Kansas City Dietetic Associations, ASHFA and Leawood Women's Club. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Kathy Crago of Mount Carmel, Ill.; one sister, Mary Murray of Tucson, Ariz.; and three step-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church. The body will be cremated. A reception for family and friends will follow services at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113, or donor's choice. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Glen D. Hinnergardt 
1927-2000 
BISMARK, N.D. - Glen D. Hinnergardt, 72, died Jan. 29. He was born Aug. 26, 1927, at Bazine, the son of Henry and Edith Neidens Hinnergardt. He married Dorothy Ward Nov. 11, 1946. He was agraduate of Great Bend High School. A resident of Bismark since 1996, coming from Billings, Mont., he was a salesman for Russell Stover Candy and Selover Buick in Billings. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Kirk Hinnergardt of Bismarck; two daughters, Kerry Powell of St. Marys, Ohio, and Kelly Decker of Braggs, Okla.; and eight grandchildren. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Irene A. Horner died Feb. 22 at Limon, Colo. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Willard Brown
1917-2000 
HUTCHINSON - Willard Brown, 82, died Feb. 21 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Oct. 8, 1917, at Wakefield, the son of John E. and Elizabeth Hoch Brown. He married Verde Jean Webster Feb. 14, 1948. She died in 1992. A longtime Hutchinson resident, formerly of Great Bend, he was a millwright. Brown was a member of Bible Baptist Church, IOOF and Eagles Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Survivors include two stepchildren; one sister, Alta Mae Latschar of Cartersville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel in Hutchinson. Burial will be at Fairlawn Burial Park in Hutchinson. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Curtis W. Ingham
1929-2000 
CHASE - Curtis W. Ingham, 70, died Feb. 23 at Lyons District Hospital in Lyons. He was born Nov. 28, 1929, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Truman Wheeler and Lucille Husted Ingham. He married Shirley Muth July 7, 1960, at Tempe, Ariz. He was a 1948 graduate of Chase High School. A resident of Chase for 66 years, he was a welder for Hoelscher Engineering in Bushton and retired as owner/operator of OK Welding in Chase. Ingham was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of the home; six sons, Michael Ingham of Chase, Bob Ingham of Hutchinson, Tom Ingham of Manhattan, David Ingham of Ellinwood, Bill Ingham of Leawood and John Ingham of Lindsborg; two daughters, Sheryl Burggraf of Lawrence and Karen Wood of Paola; one sister, Carol Campbell of Cherokee Village, Ark.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chase with the Rev. Joseph Slomski officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chase. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association, in care of the Kimple Inc. Funeral Home in Ellinwood. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Isabell O. Klein
1918-2000
HANSTON - Isabell O. Klein, 81, died Feb. 22 at Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center in Jetmore. She was born Oct. 28, 1918, at Pawnee County, the daughter of Jesse and Metta Schoor Schasteen. She married De Lloyd Clarence Klein July 16, 1936, at Lyons. He died June 12, 1981. A longtime resident of the Hanston and Hodgeman County area, she was retired from the Hanston School District where she had been employed since 1961. Mrs. Klein was a member of United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Senior Citizen Center and Cowbells, all of Hanston. Survivors include five sons, Bob Klein of Hanston, Eldon Klein of Aurora, Colo., Jody Klein of Wright, Steve Klein of Enid, Okla., and Jack Klein of Dodge City; six daughters, Carolyn Hertel of Garden City, Phyllis Allison of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara Krentzel of McPherson, Kay Park of Manhattan, Donna Johnson and Pat Klein, both of Wichita; one brother, Cecil Schasteen of Wichita; one sister, Bessie Mai of Denver, Colo.; 30 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Klein; one daughter, Ruby Klein; two brothers, Edwin Schasteen and Alfrod Schasteen; and one sister, Mary Schasteen. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gary Winget officiating. Burial will be at Brown's Grove Cemetery in Burdett. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center or Hanston Senior Center, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Sarah Ruth Roberson
1917-2000
LARNED - Sarah Ruth Roberson, 82, died Feb. 22 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. She was born April 16, 1917, at Pawnee County, the daughter of John George and Alice M. Sawyer Mohr. She married Richard W. Fagen Feb. 23, 1937, at Larned. He died June 25, 1949. She married Edmond Kerr Roberson June 13, 1956, at Alva, Okla. He died April 19, 1972. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Roberson was a member of First Baptist Church of Larned and a volunteer at Emmaus House in Garden City. Survivors include one son, Wallace Fagen of Great Bend; three daughters, Wilma Marvin of Versailles, Mo., Connie Gross of Garden City and Donna Roberson of Russell; four stepsons, Clifford Lee Fagen and Norman Roberson, both of Larned, Eldon Roberson of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Bob Roberson of Claremore, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Jane Bird of Garfield and Lois Coleman of Chickasha, Okla.; one brother, Charley F. Mohr of Hutchinson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned with the Rev. Jerry Leever officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery in Larned. Friends may call until 8 tonight and until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Emmaus House of Garden City, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2000

Marjorie Marie Clarke
1920-2000
Marjorie Marie Clarke, 79, died Feb. 21 at Life Care Center in Columbia, Tenn. She was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Barton County, the daughter of Oscar and Louise Krug Foelgner. She married Loren Doyle Clarke Oct. 14, 1940, at St. John. He died July 4, 1993. A longtime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker and retail sales clerk. Mrs. Clarke was a member of Central Baptist Church, Silver and Gold Club and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include three daughters, Karen L. Morrison of Weatherby Lake, Mo., Barbara Grundmayer of Hastings, Neb., and Peggy Mai of Columbia, Tenn.; one brother, Ken Foelgner of Kansas City; one sister, Vivian Chamberlin of Battle Creek, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend with the Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 23, 2000

Mildred Rose Stalcup
1920-2000 
ST. JOHN - Mildred Rose Stalcup, 79, died Feb. 21 at Stafford District Hospital in Stafford. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, at Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Ewing Foster and Sylvia Hazel Williams. She married Marion "Pete" Russell Stalcup Oct. 26, 1943, at Franklin, Ky. He preceded her in death. She was a graduate of East Nashville High School in Nashville. A resident of St. John, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Stalcup attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Mary Sue Stephens of Wilmington, Del. She was preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Ray Williams. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John with the Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel Inc. in St. John. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 23, 2000

Charlsie Elaine Koerner 
1940-2000 
HAYS - Charlsie Elaine Koerner, 59, died Feb. 21 at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony's Campus in Hays. She was born March 27, 1940, at Great Bend, the daughter of Melvin and Bridgett Jacobs Karst. She married Theobald Ruder Jr. Jan. 16, 1960, at Hays He died Oct. 17, 1992. She married Ronald Koerner Sept. 3, 1981. A resident of Hays, she was a licensed practical nurse. Mrs. Koerner was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Hays. Survivors include two sons, Curtis Ruder and Mike Ruder, both of Hays; three daughters, Sonya Schmidtberger of Houston, Texas, Doey Kremeier of Cimarron and Mary Jacobs of Hays; her parents of Hays; one brother, Melvin Karst Jr. of Hays; two sisters, Sharon Befort of Hays and Melly Schmidt of Topeka; and 17 grandchildren. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 tonight followed by a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., both at Hays Memorial Chapel Inc. in Hays. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 tonight, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis County or to Masses, both in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 23, 2000


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