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Harry Lang 1919-2000
DODGE CITY - Harry Lang, 80, died March 6 at Manor of the Plains in Dodge
City. He was born July 7, 1919, at Jetmore the son of John Edwin and Lena
Rice Lange. He married Eula Fern Deyoe Aug. 9, 1952, at Jetmore. A lifetime
resident of Jetmore, moving to Dodge City in the past two years, he was
postmaster for Jetmore Post Office for 32 years before retiring and was
formerly the Hodgeman County Clerk.
Lang was a member of United Presbyterian Church, church elder, Lion's Club
life member, Red Cross chairman, member of American Legion, a volunteer
fireman and Boy Scout leader, all of Jetmore; and was a life member of
Veterans of Foreign Wars of Dodge City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include one son, Joe Allen Lang of Wichita; four daughters, Judy
Semenuk of Mt. Airy, Md., Anita Lang of Warsaw, Mo., Laura Burnside of
Sarasota, Fla., Connie Jobe of Dodge City; and five grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by one son, Roger Lang; and one brother, Edwin Lang Jr.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Keith
Allison and Dave Clipson officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery
in Jetmore with military graveside rites. Friends may call until 8 tonight,
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith
Funeral Home in Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to Harry Lang Memorial
Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Dolores Marie DuBois-Parmele 1934-2000
WICHITA - Dolores Marie DuBois-Parmele, 65, died March 5 at Wichita. She
was born Aug. 8, 1934, at Great Bend, the daughter of Rice Ernest and Verda
Jewel Gentry Coffee. She married Bob Parmele Jan. 8, 1993. A resident of
Wichita, coming from Great Bend, she was retired from JC Penney, having
been a sales clerk.
Mrs. DuBois-Parmele was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Craig DuBois of
Wichita; one daughter, Jeanamarie Schuster of Park City; one brother,
DeVerna Coffee of Coolidge, Ariz.; and four sisters, Carmetta Lollar of
Derby, Helen Walker of Colfax, Opal Wehnes of Yucapia, Calif., and Yvonne
Sherwood of Los Alamitos, Calif.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary in Derby. Burial will
be at El Paso Cemetery in Derby. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 pm.
Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
Hospice Inc., in care of the funeral home.

Jack Cornwell 1921-2000
ST. JOHN - Jack Cornwell, 78, died March 4 at Stafford District Hospital
in Stafford. He was born Nov. 19, 1921, at St. John, the son of Courtney
and Naomi Koelsch Cornwell. He married June Breckenridge June 6, 1948, at
rural Woodston. He was a 1939 graduate of St. John High School and a 1943
graduate of Kansas State University, earning a degree in animal husbandry.
A lifetime resident of St. John, he was a farmer and stockman.
Cornwell was a member of United Methodist Church of St. John, Kansas
Livestock Association, past president of Farm Bureau of Stafford County,
past member of Dillwyn Grain and Supply Board, past board member of St.
John Hospital, past 4-H Club leader for several years and 22-year member of
USD 350 Board of Education.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Rick Cornwell and Joe
Cornwell, both of St. John; one daughter, Martha Riddell of Georgetown,
Ky.; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel in St. John with
the Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park
Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call until 7 tonight at the chapel. The
casket will remain closed. Memorials are suggested to Youthville or donor's
choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Henry Schneider 1910-2000
LA CROSSE - Henry Schneider, 90, died March 5 at Rush County Nursing Home
in La Crosse. He was born Feb. 5, 1910, at Schaffer, the son of Jacob and
Elizabeth Schaffer Schneider. He married Helen Ilene Appel Nov. 7, 1937, at
Otis. She preceded him in death March 31, 1999. A lifetime resident of Rush
County, he was a farmer and stockman.
Schneider was a member of First Lutheran Church of La Crosse.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Schneider of La Crosse and Eldon
Schneider of Overland Park; two daughters, Donna Luft of Bison and Emma
Curnette of Garden City; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Maurice
Schaus officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Otis.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m., with hymns being sung at 7 p.m. Tuesday at
the church, and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials
are suggested to Rush County Hospital or the church, both in care of Great
Bend Family Mortuary in Great Bend.

Gary Dean Piland 1948-2000
Gary Dean Piland, 52, died March 4 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 17, 1948, at Great Bend, the
son of Albert and Margie L. Harley Piland. A lifelong resident of Great
Bend, he had worked for Kansas Department of Transportation.
Piland was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3111 and Elks Lodge 1127. He was a Vietnam veteran.
Survivors include three brothers, Basil Piland of Great Bend, Kenneth
Piland of Las Vegas, Nev., and Troy Piland of Garden City; and one sister,
Claudia Biles of Heizer. He was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda
Conaway.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Revs. Gary W.
Teske and Arlo Lehmann officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery
in Great Bend. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend and from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the
church. Memorials are suggested to the church or Leukemia Foundation, both
in care of the funeral home.

Ned R. Darr 1913-2000
Ned R. Darr, 86, died March 5 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph
Campus in Larned. He was born June 2, 1913, at Herington, the son of
Charles A. and Abbie Lillian Welch Darr. He married Adeline Grace Feldman
Feb. 25, 1934, in Great Bend. She died June 13, 1996. A resident of Great
Bend since 1933, he owned and operated Darr Aerial Spraying in Great Bend.
Darr was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served during World War II.
He had been a U.S. Airforce instructor.
Survivors include one son, Ned Darr of Edmonds, Wash.; two daughters, Carla
Anne Hooks of Santa Maria, Calif., and Dana Adel Darr of Great Bend; three
sisters, Edith Milberger of Auburn, Wash., Edaree Campbell of Dodge City
and Sharon Rae Jones of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren.
Inurnment services will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in care of the
funeral home.

Clifford A. Link 1925-2000
CHASE - Clifford A. Link, 74, died March 2 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 6, 1925, the son of
Louis C. and Bertha M. Gregory Link. He married Haroldeen Worswick on June
14, 1952 at Bushton. A lifelong Rice County resident, he was a retired
farmer.
Link was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln Township Board,
life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, past member of
USD 401 Board of Education, Chase Co-op Board, St. Mary's church committee,
and a graduate of Chase High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II, having served in the Pacific Theater.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Brad of Wichita and
Malcolm of Chase; one daughter, Angie Deckert of Wichita; two brothers,
Vincent Link of Aurora and Kenneth of Great Bend; one sister, Teresa Owens
of Brookfield, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
Rosary will be at 7 tonight at Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood. Funeral
will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Joseph Slomski
officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chase.
Friends may call from 1-8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to the church cemetery or American Lung Association, in care of
the funeral home.

Edgar J. Schmidt 1918-2000
WAKEENEY - Edgar J. Schmidt, 81, died March 3 at Trego Lemke Memorial
Hospital Long Term Care Unit in WaKeeney. He was born May 13, 1918, at
Catherine, the son of John J. and Anna Marie Schuetz Schmidt. He married
Mary F. Flax on Aug. 22, 1944, at Catherine. A resident of WaKeeney since
1953, he was a farmer.
Schmidt was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in WaKeeney, and
National Farmers Union.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, E. Dwayne Schmidt of
WaKeeney and Delwyn Schmidt of Bennington; two daughters, Marylin Schneider
and Marla Pfannenstiel, both of WaKeeney; one brother, Harold Schmidt of
Great Bend; three sisters, Laurita Karlin of Hays, Clara Schmidt and
Florene Froelich, both of Victoria; 10 grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Norbert
Schmidt, Francis Schmidt, William Schmidt, Robert Schmidt and infant Edgar
Schmidt; and three sisters, Alexia Sander, Angela Rohr and infant Mary
Schmidt.
Wake service is at 7 tonight Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney.  Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Donald F.
Pfannenstiel officiating. Burial will be at Christ the King Catholic
Cemetery in WaKeeney. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term
Care Unite or to the church.

Mabel L. Carter 1907-2000
GAYLORD, MICH. - Mabel L. Carter, 92, of Gaylord, Mich., died Feb. 19 at
Benson House in Johannesburg, Mich. She was born Sept. 7, 1907, at Rogers,
Ark. She married John H. Carter, who preceded her in death. She was a
resident of the Gaylord area in 1995, coming from Springdale, Ark.
Survivors include one son, Frank of Kaneohe, Hawaii; one daughter, Janet
Reed of Gaylord Mich., who passed away shortly after her mother; four
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were Feb. 26 at Benton County Memorial Gardens in
Rogers, Ark. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Michigan, in care of
Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, Mich., 49735.

Janet M. Reed 1928-2000
GAYLORD, MICH. - Janet M. Reed, 71, died Feb. 20 at her home. She was born
Aug. 15, 1928, at Maud, Okla.,  the daughter of John H. and Mabel L.
Carter. She married Robert "R.J." Reed Jr. He died in 1976. A resident of
the Gaylord area since 1970, she was employed by Advance Electric.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheryl Frederick Scherf of South Boardman,
Mich.; one brother, Frank Carter of Kaneohe, Hawaii; one grandson,
Frederick Robert Scherf of Alden; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral was Feb. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord with the
Rev. John Naile officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Michigan, the American Lung
Association or the American Cancer Society through Nelson Funeral Home, 135
N. Center, Gaylord, Mich., 49735.

Arthur 'Art' Caesar Erb 1917-2000
QUINTER - Arthur "Art" Caesar Erb, 82, died March 2 at Gove County Medical
Center. He was born June 13, 1917, on his family farm in Rush County, the
son of Herman and Mary Sell Erb. He was a 1935 graduate of Bison Rural High
School in Bison. He married Laverne Lewis in 1938. She died May 17, 1986.
He married Freda Strong Leonard July 3, 1991, at Salina. A resident of
Quinter since 1987, coming from Timken, he was a carpenter and construction
worker.
Erb was a member of United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge AF&AM 164,
both of Quinter.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two stepsons, Gordon G. Leonard of
Glen Haven, Colo., and Ronald R. Leonard of Fairfax Station, Va. He was
preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Erb and Irvin Erb.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Elin
Colglazier officiation. Masonic graveside rites will be at 4:30 p.m. at La
Crosse City Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and
9-11 a.m. Monday at Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter. Memorials are
suggested to the church or Masonic Lodge AF&AM 164, both in care of the
funeral home.

Lorene A. Peterka 1942-2000
WILSON - Lorene A. Peterka, 57, died March 2 at Ellsworth County Medical
Center in Ellsworth. She was born Aug. 16, 1942, at Wilson, the daughter of
William and Annie B. Adcock Small. She married Eugene Peterka in 1960 at
Wilson. A lifetime resident of Wilson, she was a homemaker and mail carrier.
Mrs. Peterka was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Wilson.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Kevin Peterka of Ocean
Side, Calif., and Thomas Peterka of Olathe; two daughters, Rhonda Widows of
Bunker Hill, and Sonya Peterka, of Creston, Iowa; one brother, Gillen Small
of Wilson; two sisters, Carol Ehrlich of Bunker Hill and Sharol Meyer of
Smith Center; her mother of Wilson; nine grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Olive Vlcek.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Mortuary Chapel in Wilson with
the Rev. Tim Harlan officiating. Burial will be at Wilson City Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care funeral chapel.

Sophia Friebus Tittel 1890-2000
NESS CITY - Sophia Friebus Tittel, 110, died March 3 at Ness County Long
Term Care in Ness City. She was born Jan. 26, 1890, at Wilson, the daughter
of John and Anna Friebus. She married John Tittel Dec. 18, 1916, at Bazine.
He died April 24, 1969. A resident of Ness County since 1916, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Tittel was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Ness City.
Survivors include one daughter, Regina Stoppel of Ness City; four sons, Al
Tittel of Great Bend, Werner "Vernie" Tittel of Hays, Theodore "Ted" Tittel
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carl Tittel of Gore, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; 41
great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; numerous
stepgrandchildren; and numerous stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by three sons, Otto Tittel, Edward Tittel and Gerhardt Tittel; one
daughter, Betty Waterhouse; five brothers, William Friebus, Erich Friebus,
Theodore Friebus and Traugott Friebus; four sisters, Emma Homeier, Teresa
Galliardt, Margaret Tittel and Anna Friebus; two grandsons, Terry Tittel
and James Tittel; and one great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Intern Pastor
Yvonne Marshall officiating. Burial will be at Ness City Cemetery in Ness
City. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Monday at Fitzgerald
Funeral Home in Ness City and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the
church. Memorials are suggested to the church or to the church World Hunger
Appeal, both in care of the funeral home.

Fern Lucille Lohrey 1920-2000
LA CROSSE - Fern Lucille Lohrey, 79, died Feb. 28 at Hays Medical Center,
St. Anthony Campus in Hays. She was born Oct. 10, 1920, on a farm west of
Rush Center, the daughter of Jade and Myrtle M. Albright West. She married
Fred "Fritz" Lohrey April 23, 1946, in La Crosse. A lifetime resident of
Rush County, she was a homemaker, helped her husband farm, worked as an
office clerk at Rush County Livestock Sale Barn and worked at C.O. Mammels
Grocery Store in La Crosse before retiring.
Mrs. Lohrey was a member of United Methodist Church, Women's Organization
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, all of La Crosse.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Fred Lee Lohrey of La
Crosse and Gary Lohrey of Bison; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one brother, Frank West; and four sisters, Edna Liggett, Elma
Sackrider, Elsie Fischer and Grace Reifschneider.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Kathy
Bannister officiating. Graveside service will follow at La Crosse City
Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight at Janousek
Funeral Home in La Crosse. Memorials are suggested to the church or EMTs,
both in care of the funeral home.

Amanda JoAnn Chrisman 1979-2000
WOODWARD, Okla. - Amanda JoAnn Chrisman, 21, died Feb. 29 at Woodward
Hospital and Health Center in Woodward. She was born Jan. 25, 1979, in
Provo, Utah, the daughter of Lawrence and Dixie Jasperson Chrisman. She
attended Great Bend Junior High and High School and was a 1997 graduate of
Woodward High School. A resident of Woodward, she worked for Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her parents of Woodward; one brother, Eli Chrisman of
Woodward; and her grandmothers, Ruth Jasperson and Lorna Chrisman, both of
Provo. She was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Chrisman, and both
grandfathers.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Billings Funeral Home Chapel in
Woodward with the Rev. Lesly Broadbent officiating. Burial will follow at
Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward.

Loris E. Erbes 1918-2000
LA CROSSE  - Loris E. Erbes, 81, died March 1 at Hays Medical Center,
Hadley Campus in Hays. He was born Oct. 13, 1918, at rural Bison, the son
of Jacob and Mary Krug Erbes. He married Lavina L. Kleweno Nov. 29, 1939,
at La Crosse. A lifetime resident of Rush County, he was a farmer and
stockman and had owned Erbes and Son Meat Market in La Crosse from 1939, to
1953.
Erbes was a member of the United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau Kansas
Livestock Association, La Crosse City Planning Commission and La Crosse
Rural High School Board from 1958 to 1965.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Lawrence Erbes of La
Crosse; two daughters, Lucinda Lazarus of Kansas City, Mo., and Rita
Copenhafer of Mendon, Mich.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by four sisters, Irene Maggio, Esther Daniels, Alma Farris and Rose
Kraisinger.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Janousek Funeral Home in La
Crosse with the Rev. Marilyn Christmore officiating. Burial will follow at
the La Crosse City Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m.
today, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and prior to service time Saturday at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or La Crosse EMT,
in care of the funeral home.

Rose Mary Urban 1911-2000
LA CROSSE  - Rose Mary Urban, 88, died March 2 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital, Long Term Care, in La Crosse. She was born Sept. 7, 1911, at
Munjor, the daughter of Sebastian and Mary Pfannestiel Leiker. She married
Wendelin Urban in November 1929, at Loretto. He preceded her in death. A
longtime resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Norbert Urban and Justin Urban, both of La
Crosse; six daughters, Alice Heeps of Webster, Mass., Bernita Clair of
Ellinwood, Edna Giebler of Hays, Luceda Hager of Geneseo, Doris Armstrong
of Springfield, Mo., and Charlene Kreutzer of Albert.
Parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in
La Crosse. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev.
Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will follow at La Crosse City Cemetery
in La Crosse.

Lewis Martin Whithorn 1926-2000
Lewis Martin Whithorn, 73, of Great Bend died Feb. 28 at his home. He was
born May 20, 1926, at Ness County, the son of Virgil Martin and Almeada
Wallace Whithorn. He married Roberta M. Houston Nov. 26, 1947, at
Hutchinson. A resident of Great Bend since 1948, coming from Hutchinson, he
was a master technician for Parish Motor Company and was a coach driver for
VIP Charters.
Whithorn was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion
Argonne Post 180 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111. He was a U.S.
Marine veteran having served with the 4th Marine Division during World War
II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Michael Lewis Whithorn
and Jeffrey Dana Whithorn, both of Great Bend; three brothers, Howard
Whithorn of Hoisington, Lee Whithorn and Warren Whithorn, both of
Hutchinson; three sisters, Alice Lightner and Evelyn Hendershot, both of
Hutchinson, and Velma Miller of Flint, Mich.; and five grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Mackey.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend with the Rev. Dick Near officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday with full military honors at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American Legion Argonne
Post 180 or donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Martha A. Noland 1912-2000
SABETHA - Martha A. Noland, 87, died Feb. 27 at St. Francis Hospital in
Topeka. She was born Oct. 8, 1912, at Sedan, the daughter of Harry and
Della Drake Shreve. She married Kenneth Noland in 1930 at Wichita. He
preceded her in death. A resident of Sabetha since 1988, coming from
Wilson, she was owner and operator of Valetore Cleaners for 50 years.
Mrs. Noland was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Hypatia Club,
both of Wilson.
Survivors include one daughter, Geraldine Kellenberger of Sabetha; six
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one daughter, Nanette Noland; and two sisters.
Graveside service will be at 2 pm. Thursday at Wilson City Cemetery in
Wilson with the Rev. Tim Harlan officiating. Memorials are suggested to
United Christian Women of Wilson, in care of Foster Mortuary Inc. of Wilson.

John Joseph Unrein 1919-2000
LA CROSSE  - John Joseph Unrein, 81, died Feb. 28 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital in La Crosse. He was born Feb. 10, 1919, at the family farm in
rural Rush County, the son of Peter and Katherine Hertel Unrein. He married
Monica Schaffer Nov. 21, 1939, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at
Schoenchen. A lifetime resident of Rush County, he was an employee of Rush
County Highway Department for 31 years, retiring in 1982.
Unrein was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a Third Degree
member of Knights of Columbus, both of La Crosse.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Leslie James Unrein of
Lee's Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Carol Jean Schaben of Independence, Mo.,
and Paula Kay Schuckman of Wichita; three brothers, Paul Unrein, Alvin
Unrein and Celly Unrein; two sisters, Barbara Hansen and Genevive
Holzmeister; four half-brothers, Joe Unrein, Frank Unrein, Larry Unrein and
Clem Unrein: one half-sister, Josephine Quint; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death
by his stepmother, Agatha Leikem; six brothers, John Unrein, Jacob Unrein,
Carl Unrein, Ben Unrein, Tony Unrein and Henry Unrein; and two sisters,
Emma Unrein and Mary Unrein.
Parish rosary will be at 7 tonight, followed by a Knights of Columbus
rosary at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse. Funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Thursday at the church with the Rev. Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial
will be at La Crosse City Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends may call from 5-9
tonight and from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Knights of Columbus, in care of the funeral home.

Fern Lucille Lohrey 1920-2000
LA CROSSE - Fern Lucille Lohrey, 79, died Feb. 28 at Hays Medical Center,
St. Anthony Campus in Hays.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Janousek Funeral
Home Inc. in La Crosse.

Theodore 'Ted' Wilkens 1906-2000
LORRAINE - Theodore "Ted" Wilkens, 93, died Feb. 29 at Hutchinson Hospital
in Hutchinson. He was born Aug. 23, 1906, at Ellsworth County, the son of
Oscar and Anna Homburg Wilkens. He married Thelma A. Hays Nov. 4, 1928, in
Wichita. She died April 4, 1982. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County,
he was a retired farmer and served as Ellsworth County sheriff from 1961-64
and as Ellsworth County commissioner from 1975-86.
Wilkens was a member of First Baptist Church of Lorraine.
Survivors include one son, Glenn Wilkens of Overland Park; two daughters,
Mary Mullender of Vista, Calif., and Ellen Ehler of Holyrood; one brother,
Harold "Red" Wildins of Lorraine; one sister, Ruth Huebner of Bushton; six
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
one brother, Kenneth Wilkens; and one sister, Frances Kessler.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Robert
Albin and Calvin Alderine officiating. Burial will be at Lorraine Baptist
Cemterty. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Parsons Funeral Home in
Ellsworth and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are
suggested to the church or Hutchinson Good Samaritan Home, both in care of
the funeral home.

E.B. 'Boots' Estes 1908-2000
MACKSVILLE - E. B. "Boots" Estes, 91, died Feb. 28 at Stafford District
Hospital in Stafford. He was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Eubank, Ky., the son of
William Green "Willie" and Lillie Inola Estes. He was a 1927 graduate of
Radium High School. He married Bertha May Rose July 14, 1935, in Radium.
She died Aug. 19, 1971. He married Grace Heuble Oct. 28, 1972, in Pratt. A
resident of Macksville since 1945, coming from Eubank, he was a retired
farmer and carpenter.
Estes was a member of Macksville Christian Church of Macksville, Ionic
Lodge 254, Henry Rohr Chapter 204, Order of Eastern Star and Golden Belt
Campers of St. John.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Owen Bradley Estes of
Manhattan; one daughter, Sharon Kay Crissman of St. John; one stepson,
Larry Heublein of Blue Springs, Mo.; one brother, Glen Estes of Grapevine,
Texas; four sisters, Hazel Barstow of Harlingen, Texas, Orva Jean Oehler of
Weki Washee, Fla., Dolores Crawford of Hoisington and Marilyn Kellogg of
Great Bend; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one
stepgrandson; and two stepgreat-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by
one grandson, Kerry Bradley Crissman; one brother, Charles Ray Estes; and
two sisters, Opal Halstead and Carol Moore.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Carey Haner
officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John. Friends
may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel in St. John. Memorials are
suggested the church, Ionic Lodge 254 or Order of Eastern Star 204, all in
care of the funeral chapel.

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