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Thelma Shafer 1915-2000
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thelma Shafer, 85, died Sept. 27 at the Life Care Center
of Grandview, Mo., nursing home. She was born Jan. 19, 1915, in
Arkadelphia, Ark. She was a graduate of Springfield, Mo., High School. She
married Elvin P. Flanders. He died in 1960. She married Arthur Maynard. He
died in 1969. She then married William Shafer. A resident of Kansas City
for 38 years, coming from Great Bend, she was retired from General Services
Administration.
Mrs. Shafer was a member of First Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge, both
of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Clarence Darrell Flanders of Kansas
City; two daughters, Doreen Snyder of Grandview and Delaine Kidney of St.
Marys; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo.
Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of graveside
services.

Dillard Junior Luther 1927-2000
WICHITA - Dillard Junior Luther, 72, died Sept. 23 in Reno County. He was
born Nov. 17, 1927, at Great Bend, the son of Dillard Julius and Gertrude
Mae Miller Luther. A resident of Wichita, he was a former musician and
entertainer.
Survivors include one son, Dil D. Luther of Deltona, Fla; two brothers,
Warren Luther of Hays and Leland Luther of Great Bend; one sister, Bonnie
Crawford of Wichita; and three grandchildren. Downing & Lahey Mortuary of
Wichita is in charge of arrangements.

Veronica A. Burgardt 1915-2000
Veronica A. Burgardt, 84, died Sept. 27 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 9, 1915, at Liebenthal,
the daughter of John and Anna Margaret Geist Heronema. She married
Sylvester Burgardt Nov. 19, 1935, at Loretto. He preceded her in death. A
resident of Great Bend, she was a janitor and cook for a school and church
in Ellinwood.
Mrs. Burgardt was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse.
Survivors include one son, Elmer Burgardt of Great Bend; two daughters,
Agnes Weins of Richland, Wash., and Kay Ann Weesner of San Clemente,
Calif.; two sisters, Helen Wagner of Great Bend and Dorothy Reed of
Bloomfield, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucille Shepard; four brothers,
William H. Heronema, Robert Heronema, Edward Heronema and Alvin Heronema;
four sisters, Mathilda Basgall, Clara Wagner, Mary Alice Eubank and
Christina Weber; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Rosary service will be at 7:30 tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La
Crosse. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev.
Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-7:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Kathryn Ann Wilson 1954-2000
Kathryn Ann Wilson, 46, died Sept. 27 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. She was born April 12, 1954, at
Great Bend, the daughter of H.E. "Jack" and Betty Hill Crosby. She married
Terry G. Wilson March 21, 1987, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great
Bend, she was an accounting clerk for Production Credit Association.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Community Christian Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Great Bend; five brothers,
Donald W. Crosby of Houston, Texas, Edward E. Crosby of Pawnee Rock, Steven
K. Crosby of Nashville, Tenn., Larry M. Crosby of Littleton, Colo., and
H.E. "Ed" Crosby III of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Jacqueline J. Reed
and Sherry J. Peschka, both of Great Bend.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Burial will be at Pawnee
Rock Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Saturday, from 1-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday,
all at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald
House of Wichita or Lupus Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

Mary Ella Rees 1900-2000
Mary Ella Rees, 100, died Sept. 26 at Integrated Health Services of Great
Bend. She was born June 23, 1900, at Spring Hill, the daughter of James F.
and Minnie Chrisman Jones. She attended Union District 37 Rural School. She
married Ray B. Rees Sept. 4, 1920, at Paola. He died May 18, 1984. A
longtime resident of Hillsdale, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Rees was a member of Church of Christ in Spring Hill and EHU.
Survivors include one daughter, Pauline Riley of Wichita; three
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She
was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Jones ; and one sister, Lucy
Burris.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola.
Burial will be at Hillsdale Cemetery in Hillsdale. Friends may call from
7-8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice,
in care of the funeral home.

Sharon Kay Ringwald 1952-2000
LYONS - Sharon Kay Ringwald, 48, died Sept. 28 at her home in Lyons. She
was born Jan. 21, 1952, at Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of James William
and Dolores Hiatt Admire. She graduated high school at Sioux City, Iowa,
and attended two years of college. She married C.R. Ringwald Aug. 13, 1994,
at the family farm in rural Chase. A resident of Lyons since 1996, coming
from Chase, she was a dietician at Lyons Good Samaritan Center.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dan Kritzer and Pat Kritzer, both
of Sioux City; two sisters, Donna Isom and Louise Admire, both of Sioux
City; and six grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons with the
Rev. Andy Keltner officiating. Burial will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
in rural Chase. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Lyons Good Samaritan Center, in care of the
funeral home.

Vida Mary Fleming 1908-2000
LARNED - Vida Mary Fleming, 92, died Sept. 27 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, Long Term Care, Larned. She was born Aug. 15, 1908, at Albert, the
daughter of Thomas and Dena Budde Brady. She was a graduate of Salt City
Business College in Hutchinson. She married James Eugene "Gene" Fleming at
Larned. He died July 29, 1989. A lifetime resident of Rush and Pawnee
counties, she was engaged in farming and ranching with her husband.
Mrs. Fleming was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned.
Survivors include one son, Jim Fleming of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; two
daughters, Jeanne Keith of Potomac Falls, Va., and Dorace Smith of Fort
Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Calvin Brady of Albert; eight grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers,
Delevand Brady, Glen Brady and Milton Brady; and two sisters, Mable Brady
and Julia Hagerman.
Parish vigil will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev.
James Roth officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call
from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested
to Fort Larned Historical Society or Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund,
both in care of the funeral home.

Walter C. 'Wally' Giebler 1912-2000
HAYS - Walter C. "Wally" Giebler, 88, died Sept. 26 at Hays Medical Center,
St. Anthony Campus. He was born Aug. 10, 1912, at Hays, the son of Joseph
J. and Lucy Gauss Giebler. He was a 1930 graduate of Hays High School. He
married Aileen Weigel Feb. 17, 1941, in Hays. A lifetime resident of Hays,
he was a retired plumber for Glassman-Staab.
Giebler was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign
Wars, both of Hays. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Philip Giebler of Garden
City and Christopher Giebler of Burley, Idaho; two daughters, Nancy
Williams of Great Bend and Marlene Brown of Mankato; one brother, Ralph
Giebler of Hays; one sister, Rita Marie Frederickson of West Covina,
Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one brother, Alfred Giebler; one sister, Victoria; and one
grandson, Patrick Brown.
Parish vigil will be at 7 tonight at Brock's North Hill Chapel in Hays.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Earl
Befort officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hays with
military graveside honors by Hays VFW. Friends may call from 2-8 today and
from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
youth baseball programs of Hays Recreation Commission.

Ruth L. Carter 1905-2000
RUSSELL - Ruth L. Carter, 94, died Sept. 13 at Boswell Hospital, Sun City,
Ariz. She was born Oct. 26, 1915, at Eureka, Calif., the daughter of Oscar
William and Lottie Lydia Redell Lord. She married McKean Carter April 23,
1927, at Reno, Nev. He died in 1971. A resident of Sun City since 1983,
coming from the Russell and Gorham area, she was a homemaker and assistant
postmaster in Gorham for several years.
Survivors include one son, Bill Carter of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter,
Susan Curtis of Great Bend; five grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, McKean Carter
Jr.; one brother; one sister; and one granddaughter, Peggy Fischer.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Russell City Cemetery with
the Rev. Martha Hartman officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials
are suggested to Russell County Food Pantry, in care of Pohlman's Mortuary
in Russell.

Romain M. Barrow 1936-2000
Romain M. Barrow, 64, died Sept. 27 at her home in rural Great Bend. She
was born Jan. 3, 1936, at Hudson, the daughter of Herman and Emma Fischer
Hullman. She was a 1953 graduate of St. John High School and a graduate of
Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. She married Robert D. Barrow June
12, 1955, in Hudson. A lifetime resident of Stafford and Barton counties,
she was a housewife.
Mrs. Barrow was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and WSCS, both
of Ellinwood, and Barton County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Ronnie Barrow and
Terry Barrow, both of Great Bend, and Tom Barrow of Baltimore, Md.; one
brother, Don Hullman of Pratt; one sister, Norma Blakeslee of St. John; and
five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Loren Hullman.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Satuday at the church with the Rev. Larry Young
officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in
Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Kimple Funeral Home in
Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral
home.

Anna B. Ozbun 1928-2000
WICHITA - Anna B. Ozbun, 72, died Sept. 26 in Wichita. She was born June
28, 1928. She married Charles E. Ozbun Jr. of Great Bend. He preceded her
in death. A resident of Wichita, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Gregg Ozbun of Valley Center and Brent Ozbun of
Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Linda Hunsaker of Warrensburg, Mo.; one
sister, Mary Hampton of Joplin, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice Incorporated, in care of the funeral
home.

Lillian M. Wishnuck 1926-2000
ELLIS - Lillian M. Wishnuck, 74, died Sept. 26 at Hays Medical Center. She
was born March 6, 1926, at Ellis, the daughter of Jacob and Otillia Bittel
Kinderknecht. She married Joseph F. Wishnuck March 5, 1946, at Ellis. He
died Dec. 30, 1987. A lifetime resident of Ellis, she was a homemaker and
worked for Ellis Good Samaritan Center.
Mrs. Wishnuck was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Ladies
Auxiliary, both of Ellis and AARP.
Survivors include one son, Joseph L. Wishnuck of Norman, Okla.; seven
daughters, Diane Boos and Karla Wishnuck, both of Ellis, Darlene Williams
of Wichita, Lenora Staab and Vera Kinderknecht, both of Hays, Karen
Wishnuck of Stafford, Tammy Shelton of Jasper, Ark.; five brothers, Walter
Kinderknecht of Kimble, Neb., Ralph  Kinderknecht and Alan Kinderknecht,
both of Ellis, Victor Kinderknecht of Wakeeney and Richard Kinderknecht of
Colby; two sisters, Beatina Weber of Great Bend and Ione Dinkel of Ellis;
15 grandchildren; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
three brothers, Eugene Kinderknecht, Herman Kinderknecht and Charles
Kinderknecht; one sister, Ragina Goff; and one grandson, Lonnie Boos.
Rosary service will be at 7 tonight at Wasinger Funeral Chapel in Ellis.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike
Suchnicki officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ellis.
Friends may call from 6:30-8 tonight and 8:30 a.m. until service time
Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Lillian
Wishnuck Memorial Fund, for the purpose of purchasing medical equipment for
Hays Medical Center Oncology Unit, in care of the funeral home.

Betty Lou Thornton 1933-2000
Betty Lou Thornton, 67, died Sept. 25 at Hutchinson. She was born June 3,
1933, at Overland Park, the daughter of Olus Guthrie and May Juanita Seal
Brough. She attended Great Bend High School. She married Calvin "Cotton"
Thornton. He died June 30, 1968. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she was
a homemaker.
Mrs. Thornton attended First Christian Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Thornton of Great Bend and Greg Thornton
of Thibodaux, La.; one daughter, Rosie Woods of Great Bend; and two
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Brough,
Robert Brough and Albert Brough.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend
with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial
Park. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home. The family will
receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to Betty Lou Thornton Memorial Fund, in care
of the funeral home.

Dolores G. Herrman 1933-2000
LIEBENTHAL - Dolores G. Herrman, 67, died Sept. 25 at Rush County Nursing
Home in La Crosse. She was born June 18, 1933, at Pfeifer, the daughter of
Paul and Genevive Breit Burghart. She married Elmer Herrman Feb. 6, 1951,
at Hays. A resident of Liebenthal since 1958, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Herrman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar Society,
both of Liebenthal.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Kenneth Herrman and Gerald
Herrman, both of Liebenthal, and Elmer Herrman, Jr. of La Crosse; two
daughters, Karen Williams of Liebenthal and Connie Conner of Alexander; one
brother, Mark 'Shorty' Burghart of Hays; two sisters, Mary Nichols of
Victoria and Marcella 'Celia' Staab of Hays; 10 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester
Burghart and Victor Burghart; and one sister, Thelma Dreher.
Rosary will be at 7:30 tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev.
Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in
Liebenthal. Friends may call until 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Daniel C. Ochs Sr. 1914-2000
STERLING - Daniel C. Ochs Sr., 85, died Sept. 24 at Hutchinson Hospital. He
was born Oct. 24, 1914, at Hoisington, the son of Phillip and Elisa Ochs.
He married Doris Cook Oct. 18, 1942, at Hutchinson. She preceded him in
death. A resident of Sterling for 12 years, coming from Hutchinson and Lane
County, he was a farmer.
Ochs attended 10th Avenue United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
Survivors include one son, Daniel C. Ochs Jr. of Sterling; two daughters,
Margaret Burkhart of Kansas City and Mary Wallsten of Hutchinson; one
sister, Esther Schlessiger of Claflin; seven grandchildren; one
stepgrandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
five brothers, Calvin Ochs, Ted Ochs, Paul Ochs, Joe Ochs and Sigmond Ochs;
and one sister, Bertha Ochs.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington with the Rev. Alan Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be at
Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until
service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
American Diabetes Association or the church, both in care of the funeral
home.

Harold W. Schreiber 1914-2000
CLAFLIN - Harold W. Schreiber, 85, died Sept. 24 at his home in Hoisington.
He was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Barton County, the son of John and Minnie
Hampel Schreiber. He married Phyllis Jarchow Sept. 10, 1936, at Lyons. She
died April 27, 1995. A longtime resident of Claflin, moving to Hoisington
in 1997, he was owner of Claflin Cleaners and worked for DS & W Well
service in Claflin.
Schreiber was a member of United Methodist Church in Claflin. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran.
Survivors include one son, Rick Schreiber of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter,
Nancy Kirmer of Hoisington; one sister, Minnie Beck of Great Bend; six
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Raymond Schreiber.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Janet
Myers officiating. Burial will be at Claflin Cemetery with military rites
provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7428 and American Legion 286.
Friends may call from 4-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, all
at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington, and from 9:30 a.m. until
service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the
church, Claflin Ambulance Fund or Kans for Kids, all in care of the funeral
home.

Mary Alma Heinrich 1910-2000
GRINNELL - Mary Alma Heinrich, 89, died Sept. 23 at Larned Healthcare and
Living Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1910, in Ellis County, the daughter of
John and Rose Riedel Engel. She married Gabriel Heinrich in 1932 in Ellis
County. He died in 1986. A resident of Larned since July, coming from
Oakley and Grinnell, she was a homemaker and had worked for Grinnell Grade
School, Stuckey's Restaurant in Grinnell and Oakley Manor.
Mrs. Heinrich was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Altar Society
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Grinnell.
Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Heinrich of Burrton, Elmer Heinrich of
Jupiter, Fla., LeRoy Heinrich of Oakley and Gary Heinrich of Wichita; three
daughters, Darlene Befort-Medina of Larned, Arlene Downey of Arapahoe,
Neb., and Delores Schneider of Farmington, N.M.; 24 grandchildren; and 39
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Delmar
Heinrich; five brothers, Dick Engel, George Engel, Eddie Engel, Alfred
Engel and one infant brother; five sisters, Kate Selenke, Irene Heinrich,
Sara Weims, Alma Engel and Teckla Engel; and one granddaughter, Cathleen
Heinrich Glassman.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church Parish Hall in Grinnell.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Roger K.
Meitl officiating. Burial will be at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in
Grainfield. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Church Parish Hall in
Grinnell. Memorials are suggested to Grinnell Senior Center or the church,
both in care of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home in Oakley.

William Jay 'Bill' Andrews 1932-2000
HEBRON, Neb. - William Jay "Bill" Andrews, 68, died Sept. 17 at Hebron. He
was born Feb. 6, 1932, on a farm north of Mankato, the son of William A.
and Wilma I. Smith Andrews. He was a resident of the Blue Valley Care Home
for Retarded and Handicapped in Hebron.
Andrews was a longtime participant in the Mid-Nebraska Program.
Survivors include his mother; and two sisters, Mary Jane Mohler of
Superior, Neb., and Alicia Fricke of Ellinwood. He was preceded in death
one brother, Marvin Andrews.
Funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior,
Neb., with the Revs. Wendell Mohler and James Brackett officiating. Burial
will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mankato. Memorials may be sent in care of
the family, 425 N. Central, Apt. 13, Superior, Neb. 68978.

Daisy O. Edwards 1909-2000
HOISINGTON - Daisy O. Edwards, 91, died Sept. 18 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital Long Term Care Unit in La Crosse. She was born Jan. 27, 1909, at
Steedman, Okla., the daughter of William and Gertha Meadows Goodman. She
married Raymond J. Beams Jan. 21, 1931, at Tishamingo, Okla. He died in
February 1993. She married Jess Edwards in September 1950, at Ada, Okla. He
died Dec. 28, 1969. A Kansas resident since 1954, she was a retired cook.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Alva R. Beams of Green Bay, Wis.; one daughter,
Wanda J. Ford of Hoisington; three sisters, Maxine Chambers of Salina,
Juanita Zumalt of Broken Bow, Okla., and Jean Able of Rice, Texas; 13
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, one brother, two sisters and two
grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington with the Rev. Doyle Smith officiating. Burial will be at
Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 tonight, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, all at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church building fund or donor's choice, in
care of the funeral home.

Grace Louise Husted Collier 1921-2000
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- Grace Louise Husted Collier, 79, died Sept. 16 at her
home in Bloomington. She was born Aug. 17, 1921, at Bunker Hill, the
daughter of Henry Robert and Pearl Holcomb Husted. She was a graduate of
St. Francis High School and attended Fort Hays State College. She married
Kent Collier Jan. 19, 1940, at Stockton. He died. A resident of
Bloomington, coming from Springfield, Ohio, she was an office manager at
Fort Hays State University for 15 years.
Mrs. Collier was a member of United Methodist Church and Methodist Women's
Auxiliary, both in Hays. She served as treasurer of the auxiliary at the
Good Samaritan Center in Hays. She served as executive director of Santa Fe
Trail Association and organized and directed the Santa Fe Trail Caravan in
1961.
Survivors include one son, Henry Collier of Santa Fe, N.M.; two daughters,
Lauren Swindler of Normal, Ill., and Christa Young of Tupelo, Miss.; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
two sons, Roger Kent Collier and Robert Kirk Collier; and one brother, Paul
Husted.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Smith
Center. Interment of ashes will be at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are suggested to The Grace Collier Scholarship Fund, in care of
the Endowment Association at Fort Hays State University, or to your local
hospice organization.

Leonard Earl Christiansen 1908-2000
Leonard Earl Christiansen, 92, of Great Bend died Sept. 17 at Duncanville,
Texas. He was born Jan. 25, 1908, on the family farm north of Hudson, in
rural Stafford County, the son of Charles Curtis and Anna Marie Koelsch
Christiansen. He married Almeda Mae Beuttel Oct. 10, 1933. She died Aug.
31, 1984. He graduated from 8th grade in Stafford County Schools. A
resident of Great Bend since 1976, he was a farmer.
Christiansen was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ
and BPOE Elks Lodge 1127, both in Great Bend.
Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Dr. Ronald and wife Darlene
Christiansen of Hudson, Ohio, Stanley and wife Roaslie Christiansen of
Olathe, and Dr. Don and wife Linda Christiansen (D.O.) of Duncanville, Tx.;
eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two
sister-in-laws, Mrs. Marvin (Glennis) Doll, and Ms. Lois Tucker, both of
Great Bend; one brother-in-law, Delmont Beuttel of Swarthmore, Pa.; and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by infant son, Keith
Lyle Christiansen; two brothers, Edward Christiansen and Melvin
Christiansen; and five sisters, Mrs. William (Josephine) Burhenn, Dora
Christiansen, Reynold "Viola" Christiansen, Mrs. Henry (Alvina)  Langrehr
and Mrs. Cleo (Sophia) Seitzinger.
 Committal service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Great Bend Cemetery.
Funeral will be  at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Diana
Coberly officiating. Friends may call from  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs. and
Fri. at Fryberger Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until service time at the
church. Memorials are suggested to ElderCare INC. Home Services, in care of
the mortuary.

Raymond 'Dutch' H. Folkerts 1922-2000
LARNED - Raymond "Dutch" H. Folkerts, 78, died Sept. 4 at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 23, 1922,
the son of Henry George and Nora M. Eskew Folkerts. He married Zara K.
Killingsworth Sept. 30, 1944, at Hamilton Air Force Base in California. A
lifetime Pawnee County resident, he was  a retired farmer-rancher.
Folkerts was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, charter member of Ducks
Unlimited Larned Chapter, and past commander of Walter S. Chears Post 106
American Legion, all of Larned.  He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army
Air Corps, serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, SuzAnne P. Kerner of
Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister, Joan Josefiak of Rozel; two grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned, with the Rev. John Grummon officiating. Burial will be at Larned
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Larned Emergency Medical Service or the donor's
choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Lawrence Clinton Moore 1926-2000
Lawrence Clinton Moore, 73, died Sept. 17 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Elsmore, the
son of Lawrence Earl and Nell Florence Swanson Moore. A resident of Great
Bend, he was a field supervisor for Hallilburton Energy Services, retiring
in 1989.
Moore attended First Christian Church in Great Bend. He was a member of
Masonic Lodge 15, Isis Shrine, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3111, American
Legion Post 180, Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge, all of Great Bend. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include one son, Timothy A. Moore of Great Bend; two daughters,
Denise McPherson of Weatherby Lake, Mo., DaNean Tolle of Valley Center; one
brother, James O. Moore of Austin, Tx; one sister, Marylyn Berry of Topeka;
and seven grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Chapel with the
Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Elsmore Cemetery in Elsmore, with Lloyd Houk officiating. Friends may call
until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shriners
Children's Hospital or American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral
home.

Ruth L. Carter 1905-2000
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Ruth L. Carter, 94, died Sept. 13 at Boswell Hospital in
Sun City. She was born Oct. 26, 1905, at Eureka, Calif., the daughter of
Oscar William and Lottie Lydia Redell Lord. She married McKean Carter April
23, 1927, at Reno, Nev. He died in 1971. A resident of Sun City since 1983,
coming from Russell and Gorham, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Bill Carter of Phoeniz, Ariz.; one daughter,
Susan Curtis of Great Bend; five grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, McKean Carter
Jr.
Burial will be at Russell. Arrangements will be scheduled later by
Pohlman's Mortuary in Russell. Memorials are suggested to Russell Food
Pantry, in care of the mortuary.

Earl M. Atteberry 1909-2000
HUTCHINSON - Due to misinformation from the funeral home, in the obituary
information printed Sept. 17 for Earl M. Atteberry, there are some
corrections that need to be made. He was born in Ray. His father's name was
Guy Manson. In addition to being preceded in death by three brothers and
one sister, he was also preceded in death by one grandson.

Ines Minnie Bell 1912-2000
WELLINGTON-Ines Minnie Bell, 88, died Sept. 16 at Sumner Regional Medical
Center in Wellington. She was born April 26, 1912, southeast of Wellington,
the daughter of Mack Samuel and Velma M. Blake Martin. She married Alva
Melvin Bell March 12, 1934, at Wellington. He died October 2, 1993. A
resident of Wellington, coming from Hunnewell and Mayfield, she was a
homemaker and worked at the Wellington Hospital until her retirement.
Mrs. Bell was a member of First Christian Church and worked at the Senior
Center.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Bell of Great Bend; four brothers, Guy
Henry Martin of Grand Junction, Colo., Donald Ray Martin and Halbert Don
Martin, both of Wellington; and Roy Eugene Martin of Fall Brook, Calif.;
three sisters, Helen Irene Creed of Imperial Beach, Calif., Myrtle Eliza
Cox of Wichita and Peggy Joyce Rose of Wellington; two grandchildren; and
four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Margie
Bell; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church in Wellington. Burial
will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until 8 today
and 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, all at Hawks Funeral Home in Wellington.
Memorials are suggested to the church or the Senior Citizen Center,  both
in care of the funeral home.

Maxine Mae Sexson 1921-2000
Maxine Mae Sexson, 79, died Sept. 17 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. She
was born Feb. 2, 1921, at Barnard, Mo., the daughter of Benjamin and Etta
Bare Tompkins. She married Charles Edward Sexson Aug. 6, 1945, at Miami,
Fla. He died April 23, 1991. A longtime resident of Lyons, she was a
homemaker and a nurse's aide at Great Bend Manor.
Mrs. Sexson was a member of Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary,
both of Barnard.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Frederick Sexson of Wichita and Lloyd
Lavelle Sexson of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, June Price of Great
Bend and Deborah Ann Crable of Abilene; one brother, Ben Tompkins of
Barnard; two sisters, Thelma Dougan and Mary Tompkins, both of Maryville,
Mo.; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son,
Kevin Edward Sexson; six brothers, Glenn Tompkins, Bill Tompkins, Everett
Tompkins, Orville Tompkins, Ray Tompkins and John Tompkins; one sister Lula
Dougan; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnard United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Brenda Abplanalp officiating. Burial will be at Barnard
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 today and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tuesday, all at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are
suggested to Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.

Mary Jaunita Murta 1919-2000
Mary Jaunita Murta, 81, died Sept. 14 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born June 1, 1919, at Hamilton County,
Ill., the daughter of Greg and Myrtle Clark Smith. She married Samual
Edward Murta March 23, 1942, at Las Vegas, Nev. He died May 26, 1947. A
resident of Great Bend since 1996, coming from McLeansboro, Ill., she
worked in food service and was employed by a garment manufacturer.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Murta of Great Bend; one brother, Clyde
Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one half sister, Muriel Rich of Carmi, Ill.;
and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two half brothers and
two half sisters.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro
with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be at I.O.O.F.
Cemetery in McLeansboro. Friends may call from 6-9 tonight at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to McLeansboro Township High School, in care
of the funeral home.

Anna Amalia 'Mollie' Berschauer 1909-2000
WAKEENEY - Anna Amalia "Mollie" Berschauer, 91, died Sept. 17 at Trego
Lemke Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care in WaKeeney. She was born Feb. 28,
1909, at a farm in Russell County, the daughter of Jacob George and
Katarina Mai Deines. She attended school in rural Trego County. She married
William "Bill" Berschauer June 18, 1933, at Zion Lutheran Church in
WaKeeney. He died Sept. 2, 1970. A resident of WaKeeney, she was a
housekeeper in various offices at WaKeeney.
Mrs. Berschauer was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Lydia Circle,
both in WaKeeney.
Survivors include one son, William "Bill" Dean Berschauer of Albert; two
daughters, Norma Lee Cunningham of WaKeeney and Merna Ellertson of Assaria;
two sisters, Martha Mai of Sharon Springs and Marie Koleber of Loveland,
Colo.; one half sister, Elfrieda Graham of Kirkland, Wash.; 12
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She
was preceded in death by five brothers, Emanuel, Paul, Sieghardt, Herbert
and Alfred; one half brother, Daniel Deines; three sisters, Helen Dietz,
Eleanora Wilmetta Deines and Anita Magdalene Deines; and one great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Randy
Gibbs officiating. Burial will be at WaKeeney City Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney. Memorials
are suggested to the church or Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital - Long Term
Care Unit, both in care of the funeral home.

Rev. Dr. Arlen J. Bruns 1915-2000
TOPEKA - Rev. Dr. Arlen J. Bruns, 85, died Sept. 16 at a Topeka hospital.
He was born May 23, 1915, at Denver, Iowa, the son of Herman J. and Emma
Matthias Bruns. He married Esther Koch Nov. 8, 1942, at Garden City. A
resident of Topeka, he served in many churches throughout Kansas.
Bruns was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and served as
a volunteer with Lutheran Braille Workers. He was a 1938 graduate of
Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and in 1939 was ordained into the
Lutheran ministry at St. John's Lutheran Church in Meade, where he served
until 1944. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend for 20 years
and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Junction City from 1964-1970. Bruns served
on the board of directors from 1951-1960 and as president from 1960-1978
for Kansas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Bruns of Fair Oaks Ranch,
Texas, and Gordon Bruns of Forest Park, Ill.; one daughter, Lois Richters
of Utica, Neb.; one sister, Alida Brettmann of Waverly, Iowa; and three
grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in
Topeka. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-7
tonight at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Funeral Home in Topeka. Memorials are
suggested to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3525 SW Wanamaker Road,
Topeka, KS 66614, or Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc., Box 5000, Yucaipa,
Calif., 92399.

Earl M. Atteberry 1909-2000 
HUTCHINSON - Earl M. Atteberry, 90, died Sept. 16 at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Sept. 25, 1909, at Wray, the son of Guy Madison and Grace Birks
Atteberry. He married Zelpha Grace Scott, Oct. 24, 1933, in Dodge City. She
died Aug. 21, 1995. He was a resident of Hutchinson since 1941, having
moved there from Great Bend. He was a retired Dodge automobile dealer.
Atteberry was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
Survivors include one son, Larry J. Atteberry of Pinecliffe, Colo.; three
brothers, Duane Atteberry of Payson, Ariz., and Darrell Atteberry and Arlis
Atteberry, both of Larned; two sisters, Eva Hiett of Denver, Colo., and
Velma Gish of Lyons; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Clifford and Glenn
Atteberry; and one sister, Marjorie Buck.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in
Hutchinson. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Hospice
of Reno County, in care of the mortuary.

Joyce E. Wirtz 1927-2000
ELLINWOOD - Joyce E. Wirtz, 73, died Sept. 16 at her home in rural
Ellinwood. She was born Feb. 14, 1927, at Hominy, Okla., the daughter of
Roy L. and Alice Simmons Mefford. A longtime resident of rural Ellinwood,
she married Joe Wirtz Nov. 7, 1946, at Ellinwood. She was a homemaker and
retired bookkeeper for Ellinwood District Hospital.
Mr.s Wirtz was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, altar society and
hospital auxiliary, all of Ellinwood.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Jon Wirtz of
Wichita, Jeff Wirtz of Buhler and Jerry Wirtz of Ellinwood; five daughters,
Judy Berger of Halstead, Jayne Wirtz of Ellinwood, Joleen Wirtz of Wichita,
Juanita Landry of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jeanette Trinka of Hoisington;
her father, Roy Mefford of Great Bend; one brother, Joe Mefford of Hot
Springs, Ark,; 12 grandchildren; and three great granchildren. She was
preceded in death by one son, Jim Wirtz.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. David
Flagor officiating. Altar Society rosary will be at 3 p.m. and parish wake
at 7:30 p.m., both Monday at Kimple Funeral Home. Burial will at in
Lakin-Commanche District Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today and 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to  St.
Joseph School endowment fund,Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice or
Ministerial Alliance Poor Fund.

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