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Edward A. Wondra 1917-2000
ST. JOHN - Edward A. Wondra, 83, died Aug. 14 at Pratt Regional Medical
Center. He was born April 8, 1917, at Odin, the son of Joseph J. and
Elizabeth Herrman Wondra. He married Teresa Frenzl May 15, 1946, at Odin. A
resident of the St. John area for 55 years, he was a farmer and stockman.
Wondra was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and the Knights
of Columbus, both of St. John. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
serving in the infantry.
Survivors include his wife of the home; seven sons, Denis Wondra, Eugene
Wondra, Vernon Wondra and Harold Wondra, all of Great Bend, Kenny Wondra of
Enterprise, Richard Wondra of Seward and Jim Wondra of Pratt; three
daughters, Judy Griffith of Nickerson, Diane Staub of St. John and Marilyn
Grizzell of Macksville; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by four brothers, Tony Wondra, Andrew Wondra, Joe
Wondra and Rudy Wondra.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel in St. John. Funeral
Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Rene
Guesnier officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John.
Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Memorials
are suggested to American Heart Association or the church, both in care of
the funeral chapel.

Col. John F. 'Jack' Wilhm Sr. 1919-2000
TOPEKA - Col. John F. "Jack" Wilhm Sr., 81, died Aug. 13 at a retirement
home in Topeka. He was born July 12, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of
Jerome and Ada Wallace Wilhm. He married Agnes Marie Smith Jan. 30, 1943,
in Argentine. She died April 20, 1993. A resident of Topeka since 1983,
coming from Hays, he was a retired army colonel and worked for the Hays
Chamber of Commerce from 1972-1983.
Wilhm was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus
Council 8411, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include two sons, John F. Wilhm Jr. of Sarasota, Fla., and James
M. Wilhm of Bentonville, Ark.; two daughters, Janet S. Burgardt of Great
Bend and Judith A. Slimm of Overland Park; three brothers, William Wilhm of
Bonner Springs, Jerry Wilhm of Stillwater, Okla., and Joe Wilhm of Mountain
Home, Ark.; and eight grandchildren.
Parish prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brennan-Mathena
Funeral Home in Topeka, followed by a Knights of Columbus Council 8411
Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Burial with military honors will be at Fort Riley National Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to the church, 5973 SW 25th, Topeka KS 66614.

Richard V. Mendez 1928-2000
LARNED - Richard V. Mendez, 72, died Aug. 14 at Larned Health Care and
Living Center. He was born Jan. 2, 1928, at San Antonio, Texas, the son of
Jose and Antonia Virreal Mendez. He married Eulalia Salazar Feb. 11, 1952,
in San Antonio. A resident of Larned, he was a truck driver for farms.
Mendez was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Great Bend. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of Salina; one son, Gilbert Mendez of Great
Bend; four daughters, Dianna Collins of Great Bend, Silvia Bodillia of San
Antonio, Mary Mendez and Irene Duke, both of Salina; one brother; four
sisters; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Great Bend Family Mortuary. Graveside
services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great
Bend with the Rev. Nicanor Feranqco officiating. Military honors will be
conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m.
Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Larned Health Care
and Living Center, in care of the mortuary.

Clement 'Clem' Rudolph Weiser 1918-2000
Clement "Clem" Rudolph Weiser, 82, died Aug. 12 at Great Bend. He was born
Jan. 1, 1918, at Odin, the son of Rudolph and Mary Grelinger Weiser. He was
a graduate of Odin High School and attended St. Benedicts College in
Atchinson for two years. He married Loretta Agnes Boor June 10, 1946, in
Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1946, coming from Odin, he was
an Allstate Insurance agent for Thurman Morrison and Associates and a
co-owner of Weiser Brothers Grocery Store in Great Bend.
Weiser was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, life member of BPO
Elks lodge 1127, Fraternal Order of Eagles, past commander of American
Legion Post 180, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and Disabled American
Veterans. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, involved in
the invasion of Oran in the North African theater. He received the Bronze
Star and French Croix de Guerre.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Gary Weiser of Great Bend
and Robert Weiser of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Diana Drake and Mary
Jo Barton, both of Great Bend; five brothers, Larry Weiser and Nick Weiser,
both of Great Bend, Alois Weiser of Hayward, Wis., Anthony Weiser of
Kenosha, Wis., and Rudolph Weiser of Spearfish, S.D.; three sisters, Katie
Reif and Trudie Sturdy, both of Wichita, and Mary Ann Wasinger of Sun City,
Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by two brothers, Bernard Weiser and Herbert Weiser.
Rosary will be at 7:30 tonight at Fryberger Mortuary. Vigil will be at 8
p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
church with the Rev. Angel Dy officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery with full military honors by Fort Riley honor guard. Friends may
call from 2-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, all at the
mortuary, and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. The
family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorials
are suggested to Brit Spaugh Zoo or St. Rose School Endowment, both in care
of the mortuary.

John Richard Wesley 1923-2000
TILLAMOOK, Ore. - John Richard Wesley, 77, died Aug. 10 at his home. He was
born Aug. 4, 1923, in Great Bend, the son of Ernest and Elizabeth Eppstein
Wesley. A resident of Tillamook since 1990, he was a chemical engineer and
had taught high school for a few years in Kansas.
He was a past member of Lions Club. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, of the home; two sons, John Wesley of
Tillamook and Bruce Wesley of Bend, Ore.; and one grandchild.
Private service were held with arrangements by Waud's Funeral Home in
Tillamook.

Laurel Robert Sargent 1922-2000
RANSOM - Laurel Robert Sargent, 78, died Aug. 11 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born April 8, 1922, at
Brownell, the son of Robert and Anna Noll Sargent. He married Darlene
Schreiber May 29, 1955, in Ransom. A lifetime resident of Ransom, he was a
farmer and stockman.
Sargent was a longtime board member and Sunday school teacher of First
Mennonite Church in Ransom and resident agent, past-president and board
member of Ransom Farmers Co-op.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Lynn Richard Sargent of
Quinter and Gary Frank Sargent of Ransom; one daughter, Patricia Flax of
Brownell; one sister, Marjorie Jaehde of Ransom; one stepbrother, John F.
Mishler of Ransom; one stepsister, Virginia Dietterich of Ransom; and nine
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Sargent; and
one stepsister, Evelyn Carlson.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Eric
Buller officiating. Burial will be at Ransom Cemetery. Friends may call
until 9 tonight at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City and prior to the
service Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or
American Diabetes Association, both in care of the funeral home.

Glennis E. Carr 1913-2000
LARNED - Glennis E. Carr, 87, died Aug. 11 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born July 12, 1913, at Dundee,
the daughter of Peter C. and Lillie M. Unruh Schultz. She married Delos
Carr Dec. 25, 1935, at Pawnee Rock. He died Feb. 26, 1991. A lifetime
resident of Larned, she was a teacher, farm wife and homemaker.
Mrs. Carr was a member of Bergthal Mennonite Church in Pawnee Rock, a
former member of Walnut FCE and 4-H sewing leader.
Survivors include two sons, Larry L. Carr and Harlie R. Carr, both of
Larned; two daughters, Carla Bowman of Cimarron and Bonnie Carr Mosiman of
Great Bend; one brother, Elwin Schultz of Texas; one sister, Velma Schmidt
of Pawnee Rock; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by one son, Val Gene Carr; and one brother Orville
Schultz.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned with the Rev. Muriel Stackley officiating. Burial will be at
Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery in Pawnee Rock. Friends may call until 8
tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 pm. Tuesday and until service time Wednesday at
the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the
mortuary.

Otto Herman Nolte 1908-2000
Otto Herman Nolte, 91, died Aug. 9 at Integrated Health Services in Great
Bend. He was born Nov. 14, 1908, at Hudson, the son of August and Mary
Harms Nolte. He married Leoda E. Barrow Jan. 23, 1938, in Great Bend. A
resident of Great Bend since 1942, coming from Stafford, he was a driver
for Mid-Continent LP Service of Great Bend.
Nolte was an elder, deacon, choir member and Sunday school teacher for
First Christian Church, member of Friendship Sunday school class and Silver
and Gold Club, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Alvin K. Nolte of Denver,
Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one son, Loren L. Nolte; and two brothers, Albert Nolte and
William Nolte.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great
Bend Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service
time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church's
building fund, in care of the funeral home.

Rudolf Feldt 1907-2000
CLIFTON, N.J. - Rudolf Feldt, 92, died Aug. 2 in Clifton. He was born Aug.
14, 1907, in Berlin, Germany. Coming to the United States with his family
in 1942, he was an electrical engineer.
Feldt was a veteran of the French Foreign Legion, serving in North Africa
during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Feldt of Great Bend and Lucien Feldt of
Fairfield, N.J.; one sister, Marianne Hirsch of Clifton; four
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his
wife in 1991.
Funeral was Aug. 4 at Jewish Memorial Chapel in Clifton. Memorials are
suggested to Great Bend Community Theatre or Brit Spaugh Zoo.

Roy D. Riley 1934-2000
Roy D. Riley, 66, died Aug. 9 at Integrated Health Services in Great Bend.
He was born May 12, 1934, at Sublette, the son of June and Hazel Fern
McBride Riley. He married Norma D. Gabel Nov. 8, 1958, at Dodge City. She
died Jan. 9, 1981. He then married Janice Bailey June 5, 1981, at Great
Bend. She died June 22, 1998. A resident of Great Bend since 1982, coming
from Dodge City, he was a repairman for Fergerson's Furniture and Appliance
Company, Dodge City, for many years and for Tabler Furniture Co., Larned,
until retiring in 1996.
Riley was a former member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. He was a
U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Riley of Longmont, Colo., and Bradley
Riley of Harper; one daughter, RoxAnn Mack of Longmont; one stepson, Marvin
Bailey of Salina; one stepdaughter, Diane Magers of Lakewood, Colo.; three
grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
one brother, Richard Riley; two sisters, Lois Walters and Mildred Bauer;
and one stepdaughter, Brenda Thrash.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel in Dodge City
with the Rev. Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Dodge City. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral chapel. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are suggested to
National Kidney Foundation or American Cancer Society, both in care of the
funeral chapel.

Harold C. Grossardt 1919-2000
CLAFLIN - Harold C. Grossardt, 80, died Aug. 10 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 20, 1919, at
Claflin, the son of John F. and Florence Thelma Staeber Grossardt. He
married Vivian E. Radenberg Oct. 20, 1945, at Claflin. A lifetime resident
of the Claflin area, he was a farmer.
Grossardt was a member of United Methodist Church, retired member of
Claflin Volunteer Fire Department, charter member of Claflin Veterans of
Foreign Wars, all of Claflin, member of board of directors of Holyrood
Co-op and former school board member of District 75. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, James P. Grossardt of
Minden, Neb., and Theodore H. Grossardt of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters,
Joan R. Sutton of Topeka and Marie E. Bachman of Susank; one brother,
Bernerd G. Grossardt of Hutchinson; one sister, Marian R. Bush of Isabel;
and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Fred T.
Grossardt, Emery E. Grossardt, Melvin Ray Grossardt, Martin L. Grossardt
and John Chester Grossardt; and one sister, Bernice T. Grossardt.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Janet
Myers officiating. Burial will be at Claflin Cemetery with military
graveside rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Claflin EMS, the church, Claflin Community
Scholarship Fund or donor's choice, all in care of the funeral home.

William James McQuiston 1924-2000
DEMING, N.M. -  William James McQuiston, 76, died Aug. 6 at Memorial
Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born May 14, 1924, in Morristown,
Mich., the son of Robert and Irene England McQuiston. A resident of Deming
for many years, coming from Great Bend, he was retired from the oil fields.
McQuiston was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; one son, Michael James
McQuiston of Pawnee Rock; four daughters, Jerrie Jo Breese, Connie Jean
McQuiston and Jolene Maria McQuiston, all of Great Bend, and Lois Ann
Anderson of Dundee; two brothers, Bob Christy and Hiram McQuiston; four
sister, Mildred Davis, Mabel Parks, Larue Johnson and Barbara Johnson; nine
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
three brothers, Joe Christy, Chuck Christy and Sam McQuiston; and four
sisters, Bessie Roys, Marie Eberhart, Rachel Anderson and Laverene
McQuiston.
Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Apartments in
Deming. Cremation has taken place. Deming Cremation Services was in charge
of arrangements.

Gypsy Genelle Vinson 1922-2000
Gypsy Genelle Vinson, 78, died Aug. 7 at her home in Great Bend. She was
born July 31, 1922, at Mount Vernon, Ill., the daughter of Virgil Faye and
Cuma Hunsinger White. She married Charles M. Vinson Dec. 23, 1939, at Mount
Vernon. He died Oct. 25, 1997. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, coming
from Lyons, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Vinson was a member of First Christian Church, Barton County Desk and
Derrick Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion
Auxiliary.
Survivors include Cuma Mae Zeltner of Pratt, Cheryl Maxine Logan of Dallas,
Texas, and Carla Marie Yahne of Great Bend; and three grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one sister, Jacqueline White.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend
with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday, all at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to Barton County Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship Fund or
Great Bend Humane Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Jerry Lee Freeman 1956-2000
SALINA - Jerry Lee Freeman, 44, died Aug. 6 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita following a motor vehicle accident
while hunting west of Minneapolis. He was born Jan. 15, 1956, in Salina,
the son of Edward J. Freeman and Arlene Crist. A resident of Salina since
1998, coming from Great Bend and Stafford, he had worked for Fuller Brush,
Great Bend Manufacturing and Shears Construction Company in Salina.
Freeman was a member of Masonic Lodge of Stafford and Moose Lodge of Salina.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Arlene and Dale DePauw of
Rapid City, S.D.; his father of Wellington; one brother, Eddie Freeman of
Minneapolis; two sisters, Carol Freeman of Clarksville, Tenn., and Janet
Goodwin of Bangs, Texas; and two stepsisters, Benita White and Brenda
DePauw of Rapid City.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home in Minneapolis
with the Rev. David Heikes officiating. Private inurnment will be at Hall
Cemetery in Delphos. The body was cremated. Friends may call from 7-8
tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in
care of the funeral home.

Floyd K. Mills 1914-2000
SEDAN - Floyd K. Mills, 86, died July 26 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
He was born March 30, 1914, in Cedar Vale, the son of Ralph and Bertha
Kennedy Mills. He married Lua Lemert Stark Nov. 24, 1935, in Winfield. He
was a 1932 graduate of Cedar Vale High School. He was a resident of the
Spur Ranch in rural Sedan since 1943, coming from a farm southeast of Cedar
Vale.
Mills was a member of Cedar Vale Methodist Church, Chautauqua County and
National Livestock Associations and Sedan Chamber of Commerce. He served on
the Sedan school board for 20 years and was active in 4-H.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Lee Mills of Sedan; two
daughters, Joyce McCall of Bartlesville, Okla., and Carol Tranbarger of
Macksville; one brother, Ray Mills of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Olive
Ramey of Winfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral was July 31 at Sedan First Christian Church with the Revs. Penny
Goldberg and Doris Nix officiating. Burial was at North Cedar Cemetery in
rural Cedar Vale. Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale was in charge of
arrangements.

Paul Seal Hipsher 1908-2000
LONGMONT, Colo. - Paul Seal Hipsher, 92, died Aug. 6 at Peaks Care Center
in Longmont. He was born April 17, 1908, in Coleman, Texas, the son of
George and Cordelia Seal Hipsher. He married Mary E. Britten Feb. 15, 1941,
in Pittsburg. He graduated from high school in Colman and attended the
Brauns Business College in Lubbock, Texas. A resident of Longmont since
1962, coming from Kansas, he managed stores for Woolworth Company in
Pittsburgh, Longmont and Great Bend, started grocery stores in Ellinwood
and Albuquerque, N.M., opened an appliance store in Colby and worked for
Traylor Hardware in Longmont from 1973-1983.
Hipsher was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Tom Hipsher of
Anchorage, Alaska, Mike Hipsher of Estes Park, Colo., and Tim Hipsher of
Longmont; one daughter, Paula Brozek of Great Bend; one sister, Ida Lee
Neill of Santa Ana, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Guy Hipsher, Gay Hipsher, Truitt
Hipsher and R.C. Hipsher; and seven sisters, Laura Heard, Birdie Dodgen,
Mamie Pridemore, Erman McFadin, Ruby Watson, Gertrude "Trudy" Brewer and
Mary Alice Sparkman.
Vigil services will be at 7 tonight at Howe Mortuary Chapel in Longmont
with the Rev. Bill Lee officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10
a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. James Fox officiating. Cremation
will follow the service. Inurnment will be at Foothills Gardens of Memory
at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Peaks Care Center, in care of
the mortuary.

Christene Elizabeth Bartlett 1918-2000
DODGE CITY - Christene Elizabeth Bartlett, 81, died Aug. 7 at Halsey Hall
in Fort Dodge. She was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Holly, Colo., the daughter of
John Neil and Amber Blanche Chesborough-Hunting Wilkinson. She married
David Bartlett July 15, 1936, in Larned. He died Jan. 26, 1989. She was a
graduate of St. John High School. A resident of Dodge City since 1995,
coming from Ingalls, she was co-owner of Davie's Cafe in Ingalls for 35
years.
Mrs. Bartlett was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dodge City.
Survivors include two sons, Allen Ray Bartlett of Parkville, Mo., and
Elhalcon Bartlett of Great Bend; one daughter, Susan Carter of Dodge City;
one brother, John Donald Wilkinson of Montezuma; five sisters, Mary A. Catt
and Bernice Fogel, both of Rogers, Ark., Hazel Erickson of Stapleton, Neb.,
Glenda Bell Norton of Taylor, Ark., and Phyllis Siefkas of Meridian, Idaho;
10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one grandson, Ryan Lee Cobb.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dick
Robbins officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at
Farmington Cemetery in Macksville. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the funeral home.

Dayton Harold Lynch 1905-2000
NESS CITY - Dayton Harold Lynch, 94, died Aug. 5 at the Ness County
Hospital in Ness City. He was born Aug. 28, 1905, at Ness City, the son of
Peter Humphrey and Lulie Mulvaney Lynch. He married Millie Dunstone Aug.
12, 1937, at Ness City. He attended Kansas State University. A lifetime
member of Ness County, he was a farmer and stockman.
Lynch was a member of First Baptist Church of Ness City.
Survivors include his wife of the home; and one son, James R. Lynch of
Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Lynch and
Nathan Lynch; and one sister, Olive Fouquet.
Funeral service was today at the church with the Rev. Russell King
officiating. Burial is at the Ness City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested
to the Ness County Health Care Foundation or the church, in care of
Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City.

Woodrow 'Woody' Moore 1913-2000
LA CROSSE - Woodrow "Woody" Moore, 87, died Aug. 6 at La Crosse. He was
born March 30, 1913, near Otis, the son of William and Thrasia Brack Moore.
He married Rose Katherine Bott Aug. 2, 1945, at La Crosse. A farmer and
stockman, he lived in the La Crosse area all his life, moving to La Crosse
in 1986.
Moore was a member of United Methodist Church of La Crosse, American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles of Great Bend. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II, having served as an engineer building roads
in Iran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sisters, Wilma Morgenstern of
Hoisington and Twila Corbin of Rossville.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the La Crosse Cemetery
with the Rev. Marilyn Christmore officiating. Friends may call until 8
tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse. Memorials are suggested to
the church in care of the funeral home.

Elmer L. Mausolf 1905-2000
ALBERT - Elmer L. Mausolf, 95, died Aug. 5 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus, in Great Bend. He was born June 20, 1905, at Rush
County, the son of Louis and Christina Dirks Mausolf. He married Lena
Lebsack Feb. 5, 1930, in  Larned. She died Feb. 5, 1979. He married Alberta
Offutt Kraus July 3, 1982, in Chicago, Ill. A lifetime Barton County
resident, he was a farmer.
Mausolf was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert and was also a
former mayor of Albert. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge and
American Legion, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Dolores L. Ochs of
Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joan Cooper of Liberal; one stepson, Thayne
Kraus of Palmer Lake, Colo.; three stepdaughters, Lorna Shaw of Florissant,
Colo., Marilyn Ginther of Hays, and Karen Organ of Kansas City, Mo.; five
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and 13
step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter;
one brother, Edward Mausolf; and one sister, Augusta Tammen.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the
Revs. Ethan Feistner and Diana Fox officiating. Burial will be at Peace
Lutheran Cemetery in Albert. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight and  9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Family
will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Leona Freund 1905-2000
HUTCHINSON - Leona Freund, 95, died Aug. 6 at Dillon Living Center in
Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 1, 1905, at Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of
Maurice and Mayme Sharpe Colburn. She married August F. Freund Sept. 17,
1929, at Andale. He died Jan. 9, 1978. A Little River resident for 45 years
moving to Hutchinson in 1980, she was a homemaker and nurse's aide at
Sandstone Heights Nursing Home in Little River.
Mrs. Freund was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Altar Society and
Friendly Neighbors E.H.U., all of Little River.
Survivors include four sons, August Edward Freund of Great Bend; James
Joseph Freund of El Cajon, Calif., Edgar Matthew Freund of McPherson, and
Glenn David Freund of Hutchinson; 15 grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lola Marie
Freund, one granddaughter, Kathy Freund; and two sisters,  Sister Mary
Colburn and Agnes Colburn.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Funeral
services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. James
Hoagland officiating. Burial will be at Bean Memorial Cemetery in Little
River. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the nursing home or Rose Memorial Scholarship
Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Kirk M. Balthazor 1983-2000
RUSSELL - Kirk M. Balthazor, 17, died Aug. 5 at Russell as a result of an
auto accident. He was born June 11, 1983, at Great Bend, the son of James
M. and Cindy M. Spatz Balthazor. A lifetime resident of Russell, he would
have been a Junior at Russell High School this fall. He had worked for
Russell Recreation, Alco, J.D. Most and was to begin working at Sonic.
Balthazor was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and State Champion
K-18 Baseball Team, both of Russell.
Survivors include his parents of the home; one sister, Teryn Balthazor of
the home; paternal grandparents Armond and Helen Balthazor of Concordia;
and maternal grandparents Ben and Aileen Spatz of Beloit. He was preceded
in death by one grandmother, Geneva Spatz.
Vigil service will be at 7 tonight at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel in Russell.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Charles
Steier officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call
until 9 tonight at Pohlman's Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the
church CYO and Education Fund, in care of the mortuary.

Doris Jean Petersilie 1933-2000
NESS CITY - Doris Jean Petersilie, 67, died Aug. 4 at her daughter's home
in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Feb. 16, 1933, at Wakefield, the
daughter of Henry Charles and Minnie Rothfuss Salter. She married Lawrence
Petersilie at Clay Center. He died Oct. 10, 1972. A resident of Ness City
since 1966, she was a teacher.
Mrs. Petersilie was a member of United Methodist Church of Ness City.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Petersilie of Napa, Calif., and
Atlanta, Ga., and Kim Steinberg of Fort Worth; and three sisters, Ruth
Downes of Green Valley, Ariz., Lucille Jelinek of Manhattan, and Shirley
Lagasse of Edmond, Okla.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Doug
Hasty officiating. Burial will be at Ness City Cemetery. Friends may call
from 1-9 today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City and until service
time Tuesday at the church. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are
suggested to St. Jude's Children Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

Wilma I. Thielen 1920-2000
WILSON - Wilma I. Thielen, 80, died Aug. 4 at Wilson Nursing Center in
Wilson. She was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Dorrance, the daughter of William and
Emma Teppe Garrett. She married Edward Thielen May 21, 1941, in Wilson. He
died Feb. 15, 1959. A lifetime resident of Dorrance, moving to Wilson
Nursing Center in 1991, she was Dorrance city clerk and a homemaker.
Mrs. Thielen was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Altar
Society, both of Dorrance.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Thielen of Sterling and Phillip Thielen
of Russell; three daughters, Marcene Howey of Salina, Elzana Rowe of
Pacific, Wash., and Jeanine Eschbaugh of Wilson; one brother, Everett
Garrett of Colby; two sisters, Velma Thielen of Dorrance and Wilda Anschutz
of Topeka; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Parish vigil will be at 7 tonight at Foster Mortuary in Wilson. Funeral
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jerome Morgan
officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dorrance. Friends
may call until 8 tonight at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Wilson
Nursing Center, in care of the funeral home.

Stanley Allen Karst 1950-2000
TOPEKA - Stanley Allen Karst, 50, died Aug. 4 in Boise, Idaho, of an
apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of
Ralph L. and Esther Dietz Karst. He married Joyce M. Lang Nov. 24, 1979, in
Atwood. A resident of Topeka since 1981, he was regional sales manager for
Precision Computer Systems.
Karst was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Topeka, Senior choir
member, and alumni of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Kansas State University.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Tricia N. Christ,
and Jessica M. Karst and Sheila A. Karst, both of Topeka; his mother of
Hoisington; one brother, Gregory M. Karst of Omaha, Neb.; and one sister,
Melinda Kershaw of Wichita.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Susan
Candea officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Fairview Cemetery in Galatia. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at
Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel in Topeka. Memorials are suggested to Karst
Children Education Fund or the church, in care of Penwell-Gabel Highland
Chapel, 2843 S.E. Minnesota Ave., Topeka, KS 66605.

Robert G. Frusher 1915-2000
HANSTON - Robert G. Frusher, 85, died Aug. 5 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born June 25, 1915,
in rural Ness County, the son of Hugh M.B. and Leah Burditt Frusher. He
married Reta A. Jedlicka Aug. 11, 1946, at Ness City. She died March 29,
1977. He married Thelma Lineback Wilkerson April 18, 1981, at Ellinwood.
She died Aug. 23, 1993. A resident of Hanston, he was a farmer and rancher.
Frusher attended the First Baptist Church and Senior Center, both of Hanston.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Frusher of Jetmore and Russell Frusher of
Hanston; three daughters, JoAnn Nuss and Betty Eichman of Jetmore, and
Susan Netherton of Stillwater, Okla.; four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Hodges
of Ca?on City, Colo., Mary Wilson of Garden City, Carol Hewitt of Meade and
JoAnn Mangan of Garden City; two sisters, Ruth Nelson of Jetmore and Melvi
Lea Frusher of Ness City; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugh Frusher, Edgar Frusher and
William Frusher; two sisters, Emily Jane Sayler and Mary A. Frusher; and
one grandson, Gary Nuss.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Revs. Gary Winget
and Irving Jennings officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in
Jetmore. Friends may call until 8 tonight at Beckwith Funeral Home in
Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to the church or Hanston Senior Center,
both in care of the funeral home.

Doris J. McNickle 1920-2000
STAFFORD - Doris J. McNickle, 79, died Aug. 5 at Stafford District Hospital
in Stafford. She was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Stafford, the daughter of
Chester Beverly and Minnie Jane Fortner Asher. She married B. Keith
McNickle May 24, 1940, in Stafford. He died July 22, 1993. She was a
graduate of Stafford High School and attended Wichita Business College. A
lifetime resident of Stafford, she was a homemaker and secretary for
Stafford Courier and Mid-States Metal, both of Stafford.
Mrs. McNickle was a member of Zenith Community Church and Mamie Volker
Missionary Society, both of Zenith, and past member of Stafford Saddle Club.
Survivors include two sons, Byron L. McNickle of Stafford and Greg McNickle
of Arvada, Colo.; one daughter, Jean Tucker of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one
brother, Beverly Asher of Stafford; five grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Kay
McNickle; one brother, James Randall Asher; one sister, Madeline Sanford;
and one great-grandchild, Brady Luke McNickle.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Leroy
Griswold officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery. Friends may call
from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested
to the church, in care of the funeral chapel.

Kenneth L. Adams Sr. 1924-2000
DEWEY, Okla. - Kenneth Lavern Adams Sr., 75, died Aug. 3 at his home in
Dewey. He was born Nov. 4, 1924, at Nowata, Okla., the son of Reuben
Buckley and Hattie Melissa Oliver Adams. He was a 1942 graduate of Ochelata
High School in Ochelata, Okla. He married Beverly Jeanne Hall Feb. 23,
1947, at St. John. A resident of Dewey since 1969, he was employed by
Safeway Store in Liberal until 1963, operated his own store from 1964-1969
in McPherson, was manager of Diamond Foods in Dewey and was an employee of
Warehouse Markets.
Adams was a member of First Church of God in Dewey. He was a U.S. Army Air
Coprs veteranhaving served with the 8th Air Force in England until his
honorable discharge in 1945.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Kenneth L. Adams Jr. of
Wellington; two daughters, Melissa Brooks of Bartlesville, Okla., and
Marsha Blackwell of Dewey; three sisters, Shirley Shepard of Stephenville,
Texas, Norma Barber of Sun City, Ariz., and Mary Lou Sears of Glendale,
Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one son, Steven M. Adams; and one brother, R.B. Adams Jr.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Revs.
Danny Hester and Tony Siebels officiating. Graveside service will be at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John with the Rev. Danny
Hester officiating and  military rites provided by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Minnis Chapel in
St. John. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Society, c/o Lee Warzel, P.O.
Box 1094, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005 or World War II Memorial Fund, American
Battle Monuments Commission, ATT: GR048, P.O. Box 96074, Washington D.C.
20090-6074.

Doris Darlene Ulrich Fleenor 1926-2000
HAYS - Doris Darlene Ulrich Fleenor, 74, died Aug. 4 at Hays Medical
Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1926, at Quinter, the daughter of Clifford
Clinton and Edith Agnes Thomas Ulrich. She married Donald Fleenor June 1,
1952. She worked at Hadley Regional Medical Center in Hays for 20 years.
Mrs. Fleenor was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hays,
Registered Nurse's Club and Canasta Club. She served in the Cadet Nurse's
Corp during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Lee Fleenor and Wayne S. Fleenor, both
of Hays; two daughters, Jean Dreiling of Lawrence and Elaine Moyer of
Salina; her mother, Edith Wigington of Quinter; two sisters, Rosalie Bussen
of Winona and Twila Bowsher of Great Bend; eight grandchildren; three
stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by
one sister, Jacquetta McNitt.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
with the Rev. Wes Oakley officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Allen Cemetery
in Hays. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until
sevice time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
Kansas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, 1602 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS
67211.

Mary 'Flo' Roberts 1924-2000
SYLVIA - Mary "Flo" Roberts, 76, died Aug. 4 at Mennonite Friendship Manor
in South Hutchinson. She was born June 20, 1924, at Wellington, the
daughter of Edward and Mary Blake. She married Lawrence James Roberts Sr.
Sept. 6, 1941. He died Sept. 19, 1996. A resident of the Sylvia, Abbyville
and Plevna area since 1953, she was a homemaker and past owner and operator
of Sylvia Restaurant.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene and Order
of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include three sons, L.J. "Pinky" Roberts of Sylvia, Steven
Roberts of Plevna and Gregory Roberts of Hutchinson; one daughter, Barbara
Griffith of Rifle, Colo.; one half-sister, Viola Page of Pasadena, Calif.;
eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and
six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. John Miller
officiating. Burial will be at Sylvia Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8
p.m. today at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested to Maude
Carpenter Children's Home, American Lung Association or Gideon's
International, all in care of the chapel.

Alan Curtis Beadles 1946-2000
Alan Curtis Beadles, 54, died Aug. 3 at his home in Great Bend. He was born
April 9, 1946, at Colchester Essex, England, the son of Curtis Lee and
Doris Winfred Crosse Beadles. He was a graduate of Wingo High School in
Kentucky. He married Joyce Huschka Feb. 9, 1974, at Great Bend. A resident
of Great Bend since 1959, coming from Water Valley, Ky., he was the former
owner and operator of Beadles Towing and Beadles Bolt & Nuts Co.
Beadles was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Cheyenne Bottoms
Sportsman Club and Park Ranger, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Alan Lee Beadles of Glen
Allen, Va.; one brother, Terry Beadles of Clarkston, Wash.; and two
sisters, Holly Beadles of Mayfield, Ky., and Stephanie York of Snellville,
Ga.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Revs.
Pascal Klein and Angel Dy officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche
District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Saturday and from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Central Kansas Medical Center Foundation Inc., the church, St.
Rose School Endowment Fund or donor's choice, all in care of the funeral
home.

Harry Yost 1911-2000
ALEXANDER - Harry Yost, 89, died Aug. 2 at his home in Alexander. He was
born May 15, 1911, at Alexander, the son of John and Katie Kaiser Yost. He
married Viola Wimmer June 12, 1938, at Alexander. A lifetime resident of
Alexander, he was a farmer.
Yost was a member of United Methodist Church and Golden Keys Senior Center,
both of Alexander.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Gary Yost of Bison,
Paul Yost of Tulsa, Okla., and John Yost of Olathe; two daughters, Mary Kay
McEvoy of Hays and Dorothy Plum of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Woodrow
Yost of Alexander; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at
Alexander Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of
Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City.

Glenn Halbert 1911-2000
Glenn Halbert, 89, died Aug. 3 at Great Bend. He was born June 1, 1911, at
Phillipsburg, the son of John Jacob and Maggie Marie Johnson Halbert. He
was a graduate of business school at Concordia. He married Ester Mae Folger
Aug, 29, 1938, at Cawker City. She died June 16, 1984. A resident of Great
Bend for five years, coming from Reno, Nev., he was president of Trimmer
Lawn Mower Co., in Reno and Los Angeles, Calif., employed by General Motors
and was a farmer.
Halbert was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Darryl Halbert of Bell Gardens, Calif., and
Norman Halbert of Long Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Theda Miller of Great
Bend; two brothers, Marvin Halbert of Mesa, Ariz., and John Halbert of
Kansas City; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was
preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Halbert and James Halbert.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Don Paden
and Terri Hurley officiating. Burial will be at the La Crosse Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Rosemarie S. Hays 1936-2000
Rosemarie S. Hays, 63, died Aug. 1 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 13, 1936, at Philadelphia,
Penn. She married David L. Hays July 11, 1959, at the Denmark Manor Church
in Export, Penn. They have been residents of Great Bend since 1970, coming
from Larned. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hays was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her father, Johann J. Stamm of
Edmond, Okla.; one brother, Johann A. Stamm of Export; one sister,
Elizabeth Esmen of Edmond; two nephews, Paul Stamm of Export and Jeffrey
Stamm of Nashville, Tenn.; and two nieces, Leyla Esmen of Edmond and Janice
Stamm of Export.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in
Great Bend with the Rev. Thomas Robson officiating. Arrangements are being
handled by the Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory. Memorials are
suggested to the church or to the Great Bend Public Library.
In life, Rosemarie treasured her family, the love shown by her church
family, Bible study and the love and caring of her neighbors.

Bernice C. Gibson 1910-2000
LYONS - Bernice C. Gibson, 90, died Aug. 2 at Lyons Good Samaritan Center.
She was born March 7, 1910, in Barton County, the daughter of John W. and
Agnes Josephine Hoeing Nichols. She married Alva L. Gibson April 23, 1946,
at Wichita. He died Feb. 25, 1980. A longtime resident of Lyons, coming
from Wichita, she was a homemaker and aircraft employee during World War II.
Mrs. Gibson was a member of United Methodist Church and Lyons Senior Citizens.
She is survived by one brother, Richard B. Nichols of Ellinwood. She was
preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Nichols and Albert Nichols; and
one sister, Agnes Canfield.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Cemetery in
Wichita with the Rev. Robert Friesen officiating. Friends may call until 7
tonight at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials are suggested to Lyons
Good Samaritan Center, in care of the funeral home.

Robin Kathleen Scott 1941-2000
LARNED - Robin Kathleen Scott, 58, died Aug. 2 at Hutchinson Hospital. She
was born Oct. 16, 1941, at Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of John T. and
Margaret Kachelman. A resident of Larned since 1978, coming from St. John,
she was a homemaker and medical records clerk at Larned State Hospital.
Scott was a member of New Covenant Church in Larned.
Survivors include her former husband, Michael Lynn Scott of Fort Collins,
Colo.; two sons, David Hoffman of Saginaw, Minn., and Samuel Joseph
Kachelman Scott of Larned; three daughters, Micca Turner and Heather Ann
Burris, both of Larned and Rachel Knittle of Fort Collins; her parents of
St. John; four sisters, Sandra Clark of St. John, Sierra Sue Postier of
Pratt, Alice Fox of Great Bend and Helen Milburn of Winter Park, Fla.; and
14 grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned
with the Rev. Rudy Cerullo officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park
Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m.
until noon Saturday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to
Leukemia Society of America, in care of the funeral home.

Gerald A. 'Jerry' Pfeifer 1935-2000
LIEBENTHAL - Gerald A. "Jerry" Pfeifer, 65, died Aug. 2 at Hays Medical
Center in Hays. He was born Jan. 26, 1935, at Liebenthal, the son of Alex
and Mary Doerfler Pfeifer. He married Joyce Irene Degenhardt Sept. 17,
1955, in Liebenthal. A resident of Liebenthal, he was an equipment operator
and owned Pfeifer Excavating and Ditching. He also worked at the Rush
County Highway Department.
Pfeifer was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus
Council 2340, both in Liebenthal, and Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree
Knights of Columbus in Hays.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Francis J. Pfeifer of
Liebenthal and Mark A. Pfeifer of Hays; one daughter, Laura A. Leiker of
Hays; one brother, Joe W. Pfeifer of Hays; four sisters, Florence Matal of
Liebenthal, Caroline Stecklein of Alva, Okla., Marie Schwartz and Elnora
Schmidt, both of Great Bend; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by one brother, Celestine Pfeifer; and one sister, Armella Schmidt.
Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard
at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hays. Vigil
service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary
with the Knights of Columbus Council 2340 and Fourth Degree Knights, all at
the funeral home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the
Revs. Gervase Degenhardt and Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at
St. Joseph Cemetery in Liebenthal. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday,
from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, all at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to  donor's choice, in care of the
funeral home.

Mary Ann Brandt 1939-2000
LA CROSSE - Mary Ann Brandt, 61, died Aug. 2 at Hays Medical Center, St.
Anthony Campus in Hays. She was born June 30, 1939, at Liebenthal, the
daughter of Joseph and Barbara Obholtz Depperschmidt. She married Carl
Brandt March 9, 1957. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Brandt was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Richard Brandt of La
Crosse and Larry Brandt of Dumas, Texas; one daughter, Patty Crowell of
Clearwater; her mother of Ellis; two brothers, Clarence Depperschmidt of
Larned and Leo Depperschmidt of Garden City; five sisters, Lillian Dinges
and Edna Augustine, both of Ellis, Helen McLaughlin of San Diego, Calif.,
and Dorothy Bittel and Angie Bittel, both of La Crosse; and five
grandchildren.
Rosary service will be at 7:30 tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La
Crosse. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev.
Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or donor's choice,
both in care of the funeral home.

Beverliann Wolf 1929-2000
DERBY - Beverliann Wolf, 71, died July 31. She was born July 2, 1929, at
Wichita, the daughter of Carl and Marie Kerbs Kullmann. She was a graduate
of Otis High School and Colorado Women's College. She received her
bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Wichita State University.
She married Edward Harris. He died. She married Marine L. Wolf July 30,
1967, at Derby.  A resident of Derby, she had worked for a janitorial
service, was employed by Beech Aircraft and was a teacher from 1965-93 in
Derby public schools at Oaklawn, Carlton and Cooper.
Mrs. Wolf was a member of First Christian Church of Derby and was past
worthy matron of the Derby Chapter of Eastern Star 493. In 1980, she was
selected as Derby's Master Teacher, Kansas Master Teacher and was chosen as
one of Hatteberg's People for her work with underprivileged children.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Catherine Sue
Rice of Shawnee Mission and Candice Marie Chestnut of Leawood; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one son, Gregory E. Harris.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at El Paso
Cemetery in Derby. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 8
p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary in Derby. Memorials are suggested to Sisters
of St. Joseph, Mt. St. Mary's Convent, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218,
or Wichita Guidance Center, 415 North Poplar, Wichita, KS 67214.

Edna L. Webster 1918-2000
Edna L. Webster, 82, died July 31 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, at Medford, Okla.,
the daughter of Cornelius "C.S." and Helena Ada Dolkey Klassen. She married
Durward Edward "Bill" Webster May 3, 1936, at Neosho, Mo. He died July 11,
1963. A resident of Great Bend since 1943, coming from Neosho, she was a
retired cook.
Mrs. Webster was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, C.E. "Buddy" Webster of Great Bend; one
daughter, Margaret Radford of Great Bend; 14 grandchildren; and 24
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Doyle Webster;
two daughters, Dixie Reed and Ada Rupp; one brother, Albert Klassen; and
one sister, Claris Fenton.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Great Bend Cemetery with
the Rev. Muriel T. Stackley officiating. Friends may call until 9 tonight,
and from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, all at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to Food for the Poor, Inc., in care of
the funeral home.

Grace M. Bauer 1916-2000
BURDETT - Grace M. Bauer, 83, died July 29 at Kaseman Presbyterian
Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1916, at Dupree, S.D., the daughter of
William and Hannah Duke. She was a graduate of St. John's High School in
Omaha, Neb., and a graduate of Sterling College. She was a school teacher
in Kansas for 15 years.
Survivors include two sons, Philip M. Bauer of Plano, Texas, and Michael R.
Bauer of Murphy, Texas; one brother, William P. Duke of Belen, N.M.; six
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Browns Grove Cemetery in
Burdett with the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating. The body has been cremated.
Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice, in care of Beckwith Mortuary
in Larned.

Mary Ellen O'Brien Shauers 1943-2000
NESS CITY - Mary Ellen O'Brien Shauers, 56, died Aug. 1 at her home in Ness
City. She was born Dec. 29, 1943, at Ransom, the daughter of John and
Myrtle Gleason O'Brien. She married Lee Shauers. He died. A lifetime
resident of Ness City, she was a deputy registrar of deeds and secretary
for CarMac.
Survivors include one son, Chris Shauers of Queneno; one daughter, Erin
Jeanne Shauers of Ness City; one brother, Gary O'Brien of Ness City; and
two sisters, Lois Shauers of Ness City and Pat VanDegrift of Aurora, Colo.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Parish vigil will be at 7:30 tonight at Sacred Heart Church in Ness City.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev.
Gregory LeBlanc officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Ness
City. Friends may call until 4 today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness
City, and prior to the vigil at the church. Memorials are suggested to the
cemetery fund of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy E. Hooker 1912-2000
CONCORDIA - Dorothy E. Hooker, 87, died Aug. 1 at Mount Joseph Senior
Community in Concordia. She was born Dec. 19, 1912, the daughter of John
and Edna Goodwin Douglas. She was a 1932 graduate of Belleville High
School. She married John H. Hooker July 20, 1935, at Topeka. He died June
13, 1990. A resident of Concordia, coming from Scandia, she was a
bookkeeper and worked in the sales department for Sanborn Lumber Company.
Mrs. Hooker was a member of First United Methodist Church and Leah Chapter
Order of Eastern Star, both in Concordia. She was also a member of AARP.
Survivors include two half-brothers, John Max Douglas of Great Bend and
Kenneth Eugene Douglas of Macon, Mo.; and one half-sister, Joyce Douglas
Hill of Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her stepmother,
Bessie Goodwin Douglas; one sister, Marjorie Campbell; and one half-sister,
Helen Lane Clarke.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel in
Concordia with the Rev. Dennis Knapp officiating. Burial will be at
Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Friends may call until 9 tonight and
from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, all at the chapel. Memorials are
suggested to Mount Joseph Senior Community, in care of the funeral home.

Verna Mae Ellis 1924-2000
Verna Mae Ellis, 76, of Great Bend died July 31 at Hutchinson Hospital. She
was born March 8, 1924, at Louisville, Miss., the daughter of James H. and
Mary Bessie Commer Whitehead. She married the Rev. Julius C. Ellis Feb. 6,
1943, at Pueblo, Colo. A resident of Great Bend since 1984, coming from
Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ellis was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Phyllis Parsons of
Great Bend; one sister, June Warren of Great Bend; four grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Julius C.
Ellis Jr., and Bruce Allen Ellis.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. Bill Martin officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service
time Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

Loren G. Hicks 1923-2000
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Loren G. Hicks, 76, died July 20. He was born Nov. 4,
1923, in Barton County, the son of Gilbert and Nola Hicks. He married
Dorothy Esch. A resident of Arizona since 1984, he was a retired U.S.
Postal employee.
Hicks was post commander of American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. He was
a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II with the 640th Tank Battalion.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Charles W. "Bill" Esch of
Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Wayne Hicks of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; four
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held July 28 at Veteran's National Memorial
Cemetery in Phoenix.

Louise E. Van Eaton 1907-2000
OAKLEY - Louise E. Van Eaton, 92, died July 31 at Prairie Senior Living
Complex in Colby. She was born Aug. 11, 1907, at Streator, Ill., the
daughter of Roy and Mary McClearnon Jennings. She married Glenn Van Eaton
Nov. 5, 1925, at Larned. He died March 14, 1959. A resident of the Oakley
and Monument areas for the past 70 years, coming from Larned, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Van Eaton was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and St.
Joseph's Altar Society, both in Oakley.
Survivors include two sons, John Van Eaton of Monument and Jerry Van Eaton
of Oakley; five daughters, Jean Chrisler of Oakley, Margaret Ann Younker of
Great Bend, Patty Dawn Davis of Victorville, Calif., Mary Jo Sowers of
Phoenix, Ariz., and Glennette Smith of Parsons; one sister, Eva Deaver of
Garden City; 31 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by two brothers, Newton Jennings and Leroy Jennings; and three
sisters, Viola Burchfield, Alice Colglazier and Mary LeSage.
Rosary will be at 7:30 tonight at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home in Oakley.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Roger K.
Meitl officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Oakley. Friends
may call from 2-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, all at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the
funeral home.

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