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Alan Brent Thornburg 1964-2000
ATTICA - Alan Brent Thornburg, 36, died Oct. 28 in Medicine Lodge. He was
born Sept. 13, 1964, in Great Bend, the son of Charles C. and Marilyn I.
Thornburg. A resident of Attica, he was a oil rig operator for Shawnee Well
Service in Attica.
Survivors include his mother of Hudson; one son, Timothy Alan Thornburg of
Webster, Neb.; four brothers, Carl O. Hicks of Salina, Audie Lee Thornburg
of Eureka, Timothy Ray Thornburg of Billings, Mont., and Warren C.
Thornburg of Hudson; and one sister, Joy Pauline Monroe of Roanoke, Texas.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel, Inc. in St. John
with the Rev. Carl Feril officiating. There will be a private family
inurnment at Trinity Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials are suggested to the
American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association, both in care of
the chapel.

Wally Jenisch 1941-2000
Wally Jenisch, 59, died Oct. 30 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Aug.
29, 1941 in Great Bend, the son of Joseph F. and Kathryn T. Heinz Jenisch.
He married Audrey Hoeme Miessler Oct. 26, 1993, in Great Bend. He was a
1959 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended Hutch Junior College. A
resident of Great Bend since 1998, coming from Ellinwood, he was a a
retired road maintainer for the Comanche Township. He was a former employee
of Tret-O-Lite, Gordon Lab and Chem-Solv, all of Great Bend.
Jenisch was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellinwood.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Jason Jenisch of Hays; one
daughter, Jamee Jensich of Merriam; two brothers, Danny Jenisch of
Billings, Mont., and Richard Jenisch of Sublette; two sisters, Luetta Mae
Jenisch of Great Bend and Jeanette Haak of Denver, Colo.; three stepsons,
Jeffrey Miessler of Fallon, Nev., Timothy Miessler and Ronald Miessler,
both of Great Bend; and four grandchildren.
Altar society rosary will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kimple Funeral Home in
Ellinwood. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran
Church in Ellinwood with the Rev. Andy Keltner officiating. Burial will be
at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Golden Belt
Home Health and Hospice or to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral
home.

Donald Chester Kendall 1917-2000
HAVILAND - Donald Chester Kendall, 83, died Oct. 30 at the Kiowa County
Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. He was born June 18, 1917, on a farm near
Haviland, the son of Chester A. and Ada Woodward Kendall. He was a graduate
of Haviland High School. He married Inez Frances Cox Aug. 14, 1938, in
Hopewell. She died Dec. 17, 1994. A lifetime Haviland resident, he was a
farmer and worked for the American Soil Conservation Service office for
many years.
Kendall was a member of the Haviland Friends Church.
Survivors include one son, Ron Kendall of Haviland; one daughter, Donita
Barnett of Salem, Ore.; one brother, Dean Kendall of Haviland; two sisters,
Pauline Owens of Ellinwood and Jeannine Jones of Great Bend; five
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an
infant son, Donald Eugene Kendall; and two sisters, Beth Hillman and Wilma
Harmon.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Everett
Jantz officiating. Burial will be at the Haviland Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4-9 p.m. today at the Fleener Chapel in Greensburg. Memorials are
suggested to the church, Barclay College or Southwind Hospice, all in care
of the funeral home and Haviland State Bank.

Jessie Audry Stanley 1906-2000
Jessie Audry Stanley, 93, died Oct. 30 at the Cherry Village Nursing Home
in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 15, 1906, in Healy, the daughter of Edwin
Warren and Kathryn Harriet Short Funk. She married W. C. Stanley June 14,
1925, at Pueblo, Colo. He died Oct. 19, 1972. A resident of Great Bend for
75 years, coming from Dighton, she was a farmer and stockman. She built and
operated motels in Great Bend, Liberal and Scott City.
Mrs. Stanley was a member of First United Methodist Church and United
Methodist Women, both in Great Bend. She was a fomer member of Bissell
Point Unit and Utopian Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Moore of Great Bend and Phyllis
Hutchinson of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven
stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by one sister, Esther Newton.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Kevin
Baxter officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to Noah's Ark Pre-School or the Barton
County Fair Board, both in care of the funeral home.

Lenora Ferne Moeckel 1908-2000
SYLVIA - Lenora Ferne Moeckel, 92, died Oct. 28 at the Plaza West Health
Center in Topeka. She was born July 19, 1908, in Zenith, the daughter of
Clarence and Viola Christensen Mays. She was a 1926 graduate of Sylvia High
School. She married Benjamin Moeckel in Zenith. He died Oct. 23, 1998. A
resident of Sylvia for 63 years, before moving to Topeka in 1990, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Moeckel was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene in
Sylvia.
Survivors include two sons, Bud Moeckel of Hays and Richard Moeckel of
Silver Lake; one daughter, Helen Hurst of Topeka; one sister, Verda Frisbie
of Stafford; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by one son, Donald Moeckel.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Hayes
Township Cemetery in rural Sylvia. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday
at the Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested to the church or
the Heart of American Hospice, both in care of the chapel.

Glenn D. Becker 1934-2000
McPHERSON - Glenn D. Becker, 66, died Oct. 29, at Halstead Hospital. He was
born July 28, 1934, in McPherson, the son of Pete T. and Lydia Unruh
Becker. He graduated from McPherson College in 1971. He married Lee Ellen
Miller in 1954. He married Linda Swank Bishop Sept. 10, 1984. A lifetime
resident of McPherson, he was retired from San-Ore Construction & Oil
Producer for Law Production, Inc.
Becker was a member of First Presbyterian Church of McPherson.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Becker of the home; two sons, Dirk Becker
of Great Bend and Dan Becker of San Francisco, Calif.; two stepsons, Dan
Bliss and Clifford Bliss, both of Sedgwick; three brothers, Walter Becker
of Pontiac, Mich., Norman Becker and Marion Becker, both of McPherson; one
sister, Hazel Becker of McPherson; and four grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one son, Craig Becker in 1978; and three sisters, Deloris
Becker, Gladys Koehn and Sadie Draper.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. J. David
Worthen officiating. Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery. Friends may
call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at
Stockman Family Funeral Home in McPherson. Memorials are suggested to the
American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the
funeral home.

Clara A. Reif 1910-2000
OSBORNE < Clara A.  Polzin Reif, 90, died Oct. 27
at Osborne County Memorial Hospital. She was born July 3, 1910, in Barton
County. She married Alfred Reif. He died Jan. 5, 1994. A resident of Osborne
since 1948, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Reif was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Ladies Altar Society
and Golden Years Club, all of Osborne.
Survivors include six sons, Edgar Reif of Pratt, Charles Reif of Plainville,
Robert Reif of Apple Valley, Calif., Alfred Reif Jr. and Vic Reif, both of
Osborne, and Art Reif of Hoisington; five daughters, Alice Snyder of
Oologah, Okla., Betty Yarnell of Osborne, Inez K. Vohs of Great Bend, Jean
Wrench of Manhattan and Theresa Boxum of Lebanon; two brothers, Matt Polzin
and Joe Polzin, both of Hoisington; three sisters, Mary Robl of Ellinwood,
Lucille Weber of Wilson and Marge Haberman of Great Bend; 32 grandchildren;
46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Roger Hough officiating. Burial will be
at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Osborne. Friends may call from 2-8
tonight and from 2-4:30 p.m. Monday at Clark-Gashaw Chapel in Osborne and
from 4:30-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Carnegie
Library Restoration Project in Osborne, in care of the mortuary.

Roy Merle McCoskey 1937-2000
Roy Merle McCoskey, 63, of Great Bend died Oct. 26 at Via Christi-St.
Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was born May 22, 1937, near Severy,
the son of Roy Marion and Sophia Jeanette Robert McCoskey. He was a 1957
graduate of Wichita East High School. He married Joan J. Stermer in December
1959 in Wichita. They are divorced. A resident of Great Bend since 1984,
coming from Ellinwood, he worked for Kiddy Land in Wichita from 1954-57, for
Being in Wichita for 13 years, at the Ellinwood Power Plant beginning in
1970, and was a machinist and supervisor for Great Bend Industries for many
years.
McCoskey was a member of First Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one  son, Roy Mark McCoskey of Great Bend; one daughter,
Shelly Lynn McCoskey of Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Melvin McCoskey of
Eureka, Harry McCoskey of Kansas City, Mo., and John McCoskey of Sedgwick;
four sisters, Mildred Johnson and Thelma Allen, both of Wichita, Nadine
Cranmer of Wauconda, Ill., and Cora Sumner of Independence; five
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hew as preceded in death by one
infant brother, Harold McCoskey.
Funeral was Saturday at Campbell-Kelly Funeral home in Eureka with the Rev.
Alan Hunter officiating. Interment was at Twin Grove Cemetery in Severy.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Kansas Medical Center, Dialysis Unit
in Great Bend, in care of the funeral home.

Bill H. Button 1936-2000
Bill H. Button, 63, of Great Bend died Oct. 27 at Via Christi-St. Francis
Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 21, 1936, at Great Bend, the son
of Dee E. and Grace B. Dorfshafer Button. He married Mary Lou Boor Nov. 4,
1961, in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer.
Button was a member of lake Barton Golf club, Eagles Lodge, president of
Alfalfa Pellets Inc., all of Great Bend, and a lifetime member of National
Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Dana M. Wilson of
Enid, Okla.; two brothers, Robert E. Button and Charles S. Button, both of
Great Bend; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend,
with the Rev. Colin Boor officiating.  Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9
a.m. until service time Tuesday, all at the funeral home.  Memorials are
suggested to American Heart Association or St. Rose School Endowment Fund,
both in care of the funeral home.

Ralph William Wilson 1907-2000
LARNED - Ralph William Wilson, 93, died Oct. 26 at the Larned Health Center
and Living Center in Larned. He was born May 30, 1907, in Irving, the son
of Henry C. and Myrtle B. Wilburn Wilson. He married Lucile Forbes on July
11, 1930, in Marysville. She died Nov. 21, 1997. Wilson operated a service
station in Clay Center. He coached the Clay Center All-Stars baseball team
in the 1950's. He served on the Clay County School Board for several years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center. He was a
U.S. army veteran of War War II.
Survivors include one son, Richard 'Dick' Wilson of Westcliffe, Colo.; one
daughter, Colene Holmberg of Larned; one sister, Helen Beach of Clay
Center; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church in Clay Center with
the Rev. Rudy Cerullo II officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood
Cemetery in Clay Center. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the
Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the church or
the New Covenant Church in Larned, in care of the funeral home.

Robert Dicus "Bob" Caraway 1927-2000
Robert Dicus 'Bob' Caraway, 73, died Oct. 25 at the Hutchinson Hospital. He
was born July 4, 1927, in Great Bend, the son of Leslie James and Ethel
Dicus Caraway. He married Constance 'Connie' Gaunt on June 10, 1949, in
Kansas City, Mo. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he  was a master
electrician, farmer, and co-owner of Caraway Enterprises.
Caraway was a member of the First Congregational, the United Church of
Christ, a past commander of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Eagle Lodge of Great Bend, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers 661 of Hutchinson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviors include his wife of the home; two sons, Pat Caraway and Robert
Shanks Sr., both of Great Bend; one daughter, Janice Battin of Broken
Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Betty J. Drennon of Leavenworth; six
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Jack Caraway.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Chapel
with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Great
Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
until service time Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart
Association or the American Cancer Society, in care of Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home.

Margaret "Babe" Sarah Selle 1907-2000
Margaret 'Babe' Sarah Selle, 93, died Oct. 26 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus. She was born Jan. 27, 1907, in Hesston, the
daughter of Jacob and Helena Wenger Heckens. She married Otto Selle Feb.
24, 1929, in Great Bend. He died Feb. 12, 1980. A resident of Great Bend
since 1917, coming from Hesston, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the First Church of God, both of
Great Bend.
Survivors include one sister, Anna Gutierrez of Larned; two nephews,
Richard Gutierrez of Wichita and John Gutierrez of Larned; three neices,
Wanda Keenan of Pawnee Rock, Rita Ritter of Houston, Texas, and Virginia
Emmons of Ark.; She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Heckens
and Peter Heckens.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Great Bend Cemetery with
the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Cremation has taken effect. Memorials are
suggested to the Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice or Great Bend Humane
Society. Funeral arrangements by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend.

Lindy G. Scheuerman 1928-2000
LIBERAL - Lindy G. Scheuerman, 72, died Oct. 25 at St. Francis Hospital in
Wichita. He was born March 3, 1928, in Rush County, the son of Conrad and
Rose Matel Scheuerman. He married Frances Keslar on Oct. 14, 1953, at
Tucumcari, N.M. He attended school in Alexander and worked in bridge
consruction. He began his career in the oilfield with BS & B in Ellinwood.
He later worked for the O'Neal Tank Company of Great Bend. He worked for
the C&G Roustabout for 2 1/2 years. In 1978, he began the L&D Oilfield
Service and retired in 1988.
 He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Dale Scheuerman of
Liberal and Gene Scheuerman of Valley Center; one daughter, Sharon Pool of
Carolton, Texas; five brothers, Marvin Scheuerman of Joplin, Mo., Gilbert
Scheuerman of Great Bend, Merle Scheuerman of Ellinwood, Donald Scheuerman
of Kalkaska, and Arlyn Scheuerman of Dodge City; two sisters, Clarinetta
Scheuerman of Otis and Maryann Prose of Chetopa; and five grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Chapel with
the Rev. Fred Littlefield officiating. Burial will be at the Restlawn
Memorial Gardens. Friends may call until 8 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. until
service time Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart
Assocaition or the Diabetes Association, in care of Miller Mortuary.

Betty R. McAllister 1930-2000
NICKERSON - Betty R. McAllister, 70, died Oct. 24 at her home in Nickerson.
She was born May 17, 1930, the daughter of Clark and Lanetta Carr
Faulkerson. She was a graduate of Nickerson High School. She married Zack
McAllister Aug. 15, 1948, in Fort Collins, Colo. A longtime Nickerson
resident, she was a 25-year employee of Ark Veterinary Clinic in Sterling.
She also worked with A.D. Rayl Ford for 13 years before retiring in 1987.
Mrs. McAllister was a member of Nickerson United Methodist Church, Women of
the Moose Lodge 982, and served on the Nickerson Library Board.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Mike McAllister of
South Hutchinson and Stan McAllister of Hutchinson; two brothers, Jack
Faulkerson of Arvada, Colo., and Clark Faulkerson of Grand Junction, Colo.;
one sister, Marion Shuey of Great Bend; three grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four
stepgreat-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park in
Hutchinson with the Rev. Linda Louderback officiating. Memorials are
suggested to the Hospice of Reno County, Nickerson Public Library or
Nickerson United Methodist Church, all in care of Elliott Mortuary of
Hutchinson.

James Baker Adee 1916-2000
MILTONVALE - James Baker Adee, 83, died Oct. 23 at Salina Regional Health
Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Oak Hill, the son of Richard and
Olive Baker Adee. He married Edith Gaines on Feb. 9, 1946, in Phillipsburg.
She died Jan. 6, 1991.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bethany
Free Methodist Church and Mount Liberty United Methodist Church. He was a
U.S. veteran of War War II.
Survivors include one son, Merlyn Adee of Miltonvale; two daughters, Maryln
Benfer of Longford and Jacq'ue King of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother,
Richard Adee of Great Bend; three sisters, Glenys LaQuay of Silver Springs,
Md., Bernys McCoy of Miltonvale and Ferne Johnson of Delphos; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at F.C. Hill Memorial Weslyn Church of
Miltonvale with the Rev. Ralph Helsel officiating. Burial will be at the
Rose Meron cemetery in Oak Hill. Memorials are suggested to Miltonvale
Manor Extending Living, in care of Phelps Funeral Home in Miltonvale.

Albert A. Hayden    1920-2000
STAFFORD < Albert A. Hayden, 80, died Oct. 23 at his home in Stafford. He
was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Stafford, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Sheeks
Hayden. He was a graduate of Stafford High School and Hutchinson Community
College, where he played football. He married Deloris May Christie Corby
Dec. 25, 1952, in St. John. She died Oct. 13, 1978. He married Jane Randel
June 16, 1984, in Peculiar, Mo. A lifetime resident of Stafford, he was a
driller in the oil field.
Hayden was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both
of Stafford; National Rifle Association and Odd Fellows Lodge of St. John.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of  World War II.
Survivors include two sons, David Corby of Stafford and Danny Corby of St.
John; two step-daughters, Sherri Meyers of Wichita and Tammy Ward of St.
John; four brothers, John Hayden and Chet Hayden, both of Stafford, Trenton
Hayden of Mechanicsberg, Ind., and Sam Hayden of El Paso, Texas; two
sisters, Norraine Keton of Swifton, Ark., and Naomi Rundell of Ulysses;
eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by one sister, Billie Munden, and one brother.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Burial
will be at Stafford Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at
the chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Stafford Educational Foundation,
in care of the chapel.

Floyd O. Kraus    1914-2000
TOPEKA < Floyd O. Kraus, 85, died Oct. 21 in Topeka. He was born Dec. 28,
1914, in Eskridge, the son of William A. and Pearl Rock Kraus. He married
Doris Irene Mack March 20, 1943, in Lawrence. She died May 19, 2000. He
worked for Kopps Flooring as a flooring installer and for Ray Beers Clothing
Company as a tailor until his retirement. After retirement, he worked for a
short while for Sears as a tailor, then for the Topeka Tent and Awning
Company.
Kraus was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Topeka. He was in the Radio
Command Platoon of the 114th Cavalry.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet L. Kraus of Topeka; one sister, Lola
Ackerstrom of Topeka; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in
Topeka. Cremation will take place with a private family inurnment. Memorials
are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 3625 SW 29th St.,
Topeka, KS 66614.

Martha T. Lamatsch    1911-2000
ODIN < Martha T. Lamatsch, 89, died Oct. 23 at the Hoisington Rehabilitation
Center in Hoisington. She was born June 10, 1911, in Barton County, the
daughter of Charles and Theresia Werner Schich. She married William ?Bill?
J. Lamatsch Oct. 21, 1936. He died March 17, 1988. A lifetime resident of
Claflin and Odin, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lamatsch was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Ann?s
Altar Society in Odin.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Urban of Hutchinson.
Vigil service will be 7 tonight, followed by St. Ann?s Altar Society Rosary,
both at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Funeral will be 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Pascal Klein officiating. Burial
will be at Holy Family Church Cemetery in Odin. Friends may call until 9
tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Holy Family
Cemetery Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Gene M. Webb    1923-2000
LYONS < Gene M. Webb, 77, died Oct. 20 at Hutchinson Hospital. He was born
July 3, 1923, at Garden City, the son of Ernest and Olive Douglas Webb. He
married Fern Borgman June 27, 1948, at Garden City. A Lyons resident for 38
years, he was the former plant operator for Northern Gas Products.
Webb was a member of Faith Bible Church in Lyons. He was a U. S. Navy
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Aaron Webb of Overland
Park; three daughters, Miriam Pankratz of Newton, Marilyn Previtera of Lyons
and Gloria Pierson of Aurora, Neb.; one brother, Darrel Webb of Wichita; one
sister, Betty Ferrel of Great Bend; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by three brothers, Elmer Webb, Kenneth Webb and Vernon Webb.
 Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial will
be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery with military rites conducted by a funeral
detail from Fort Riley. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Bible Church
Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Joyce R. Klein    1938-2000
ROZEL < Joyce R. Klein, 62, died Oct. 21 at Wesley Medical Center in
Wichita. She was born March 7, 1939, at Smith Center, the daughter of George
and Martha Schoeni Kessler. She was a graduate of Kensington High School and
Fort Hays State University with honors. She married Allen Klein Jan. 26,
1958, at Kensington. A longtime resident of Rozel, she was a homemaker and
was involved in farming with her husband.
Mrs. Klein was a member of Rozel United Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women, church board member, Rozel FCE and 4-H photography leader, all of
Rozel; Pawnee County for Upper Ark Valley board member, lay speaker and lay
member in the UMC West Conference. For several years she was the Rozel news
correspondent for the Larned Tiller and Toiler.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Tim Klein of Hoxie,
Randy Klein of Claflin and Jol Klein of Wamego; one daughter, Marta Klein of
Salina; one sister, Ronda Sweat of Syracuse, Neb; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Rob
Schmutz officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. Tuesday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned. Burial will be at Browns
Grove Cemetery in Burdett. Memorials are suggested to the church or the
Burdett EMS, in care of the funeral home.

Mary C. Rolo    1900-2000
LARNED < Mary C. Rolo, 100, died Oct. 20 at the Friendship Manor in Pratt.
She was born March 7, 1900, in Leeton, Mo., the daughter of H. Benton  and
Ora Louise Epperson Bowman. She married Francis A. Rolo May 25, 1923, in
Larned. He died July 29, 1976. A Pratt resident since 1993, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Rolo was a member of United Methodist Church in Larned.
Survivors include five sons, Allan Rolo of Palco, Keith Rolo of Larned,
Arthur Rolo of Plainville, Barry Rolo of Knox City, Texas, and Larry Rolo of
Lawn, Texas; one daughter, Louise Meyer of Belpre; one brother, Clyde Bowman
of Larned; 30 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren and 22
great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Kenneth
Rolo, Wilbur Rolo and Bryce Rolo; one infant daughter, Mary Ann Rolo; and
four brothers, Eugene Bowman, Hugh Bowman, Robert Bowman and Carl Bowman.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned
with the Rev. Dean Brown officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight and
until service time Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Pleasant
Valley Cemetery in Zook. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Society of
America, American Heart Association or the donor?s choice, in care of the
funeral home.

LaVeda C. Ukens 1921-2000
HUTCHINSON < LaVeda Ukens,78, died Oct. 21 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was
born Nov. 24, 1921, in Sylvia, the daughter of Carl E. and Edith N.
Ankerholz Gill. She was a 1939 graduate of Sylvia High School and a graduate
of Salt City Business College. She married Edwin W. Ukens Feb. 14, 1954, at
Sylvia. He died Aug. 22, 1989. A resident of Hutchinson, she was a secretary
for Barton Salt.
Mrs. Ukens was a member of Tenth Avenue United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women and Keystone Class, all in Hutchinson.
Survivors include two sons, Walden ?Wally? L. Ukens and Rick L. Ukens, both
of Hutchinson; one daughter, Jolene K. Miller of Hutchinson; stepson, Duane
L. Ukens of Windom; two brothers, Lex Gill of Sterling and Dwain Gill of
Sylvia; one sister, Lila Reynolds; three grandchildren; five
stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Elliot Mortuary Chapel with the
Rev. Alan D. Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery
in Hutchinson. Friends may call 6-9 tonight, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Elliot Mortuary in Hutchinson. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of
the mortuary.

Vernie William "Bud" Cates 1917-2000  w/pix
Vernie William "Bud" Cates, 83, of Great Bend died Oct. 22 at Great Bend. He
was born Jan. 30, 1917, at Brookville, the son of Orion Orson and Hattie
Eunice Beebe Cates. He married Aldeen Mae Morgret April 27, 1937, at
Wichita. She died Dec. 19, 1998. A resident of Great Bend since 1941, coming
from Newton and Emporia, he was a registered chemical engineer for Dowell
Oil, a division of Dow chemical, and a mentor to college-graduate engineers.
Cates was a member of King Memorial United Methodist Church, American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AARP. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II, serving as a private first class truck driver with the 56th
Replacement Battalion. He received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Survivors include one son, Dale Orson Cates of Great Bend; three daughters,
Janice Marie Smith and Judith Irene Bullard, both of Great Bend, and Sharon
Jeanne Camphausen of St. Peters, Mo.; two brothers, Jack Cates and Lee
Cates, both of Emporia; two sisters, Helen Humbarger of Kansas City and
Marie Overall of Emporia; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert Cates and Frank Cates; and
one sister, Anna Mae Cates.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fryberger Mortuary Chapel with the Rev.
Diana Fox officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call until 9 tonight, and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the mortuary.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the mortuary. Memorial are
suggested to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Lee Miller    1909-2000
PRATT < Lee Miller, 91, died Oct. 22 at his home in Pratt. He was born June
1, 1909, in Pratt, the son of Oren Lee and Alice Hillard Miller. He married
Mable Kilgore June 15, 1929, in Pratt. She died Sept. 3, 1976. He married
Bertha Wagner Wetzel June 5, 1977, in Wichita. A lifetime Pratt resident, he
was a retired farmer and substitute rural mail carrier.
Miller was a member of Church of Christ, Eagles and Lions Club, all of
Pratt.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two  daughters, Helen Weese of Great
Bend and Carolyn Woods of Alva Okla.; one brother, Bill Miller of Pratt;
three sisters, Mildred Hogg of Wichita, Jessie Miracle of Pratt and Pauline
King of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Lee
Miller and Darrel Lee Miller; two brothers, Bob Miller and Orville Miller;
and one sister, Mattie Wilcox.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church  with the Rev. H.C.
Pennel officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. Tuesday at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt. Memorials are suggested to the
church or South Wind Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Palma Lohrey 1903-2000
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Palma Lohrey, 97, died Oct. 19 at Penrose
Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was born Feb. 26, 1903, in Timken, the
daughter of Jacob and Susanne Mohr Hanhardt. She married Henry F. Lohrey
May 2, 1923, at Larned. He died Aug. 1, 1990, at Colorado Springs. A
resident of Colorado Springs, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lohrey was a member of Central Seventh Day Adventist Church in
Colorado Springs.
Survivors include one son, Wilbur Lohrey of Colorado Springs; one daughter,
Donna M. Kingma of Henderson, Nev.; one grandchild; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hanhardt
and Ruben Hanhardt; and one sister, Rachel Kaiser.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with Ed Jumper officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Michael 'Mike' Walter Hughes 1947-2000
AUGUSTA - Michael "Mike" Walter Hughes, 53, died Oct. 19. A resident of
Augusta, he was a contractor and welder.
Survivors include one son, Chris Hughes of Great Bend; his mother, Nadine
Arnold Hughes of Augusta; two sisters, Joyce Metcalf of Towanda and Janet
McWilliams of Emporia; and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the
American Cancer Society, in care of Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta.

Malachi Jeffrey Thornton        2000-2000
NORMAN, Okla. - Malachi Jeffrey Thornton, 5 months, died Oct. 19 in
Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born May 11 in Wichita, the son of Michael and
Miranda Risley Thornton.
Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Zachary Thornton, Andrew
Schwartz and Isaiah Martinez; one sister, Elizabeth Thornton; grandparents,
Dinah and Mike Doolin, Robert Verne Thornton, and Verlyn and Debbie Risley;
and great-grandparents, Verne Thornton, Norma Schenk and Hazel Risely.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Primrose Chapel in Norman.
Friends may call all day today and Monday and until noon on Tuesday at the
funeral chapel.

Verna Emma Dutton           1912-2000
BELPRE - Verna Emma Dutton, 88, died Oct. 20 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. She was born Sept. 23, 1912,
at Trousdale, the daughter of Clement O. and Mary Gradall. She married Ira
Vern Dutton May 19, 1935, at Ashland. He died Feb. 21, 1995. A lifetime
resident of the Belpre community, she was a homemaker and school teacher.
Mrs. Dutton was a member of Belpre United Methodist Church, serving as
pianist and teacher, United Methodist Women, Beautiful Prairie Unit, Belpre
Homemakers Unit, past member of Macksville Order of the Eastern Star, and
Trousdale 4-H Club.
Survivors include three sons, Darrell Dutton of Manhattan, Leroy Dutton of
Canon City, Colo., and Dennis Dutton of Macksville; 11 grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Orlen
Gradall; and one sister, Loraine Martin.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Dr. E.
Carolyn Wills and Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at Farmington
Cemetery in Macksville. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at Minnis
Chapel in Macksville. Memorials are suggested to National Kidney
Foundation, Stafford County Emergency Medical Service or donor's choice,
all in care of the funeral chapel.

Thelma L. Ritter 1914-2000
Thelma L. Ritter, 86, died Oct. 14 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Great Bend, the
daughter of Frank Joseph and Katie Rowe Koelch. She married Roy Eugene
Ritter Dec. 24, 1942, in Great Bend. He died May 16, 1948. A resident of
Great Bend, she was a housewife.
Survivors include two daughters, Della Harwood of Natoma and Dolly Sones of
Topeka; one sister, Delores Classon of Larned; two grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Great Bend Family Mortuary with the
Rev. Jana Baxter officiating. Burial will be at the Goldenbelt Memorial
Park in Great Bend. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.
until service time Saturday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to
donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Martha Louise Smith 1909-2000
PRATT - Martha Louise Smith, 91, died Oct. 12 at Pratt Regional Medical
Center in Pratt. She was born June 12, 1909, in New Mexico. She married
Cecil B. Smith. He preceded her in death. A 10-year resident of Pratt,
coming from Wichita, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Order Eastern Star of St. John.
Survivors include one son, Douglas C. Smith of Pratt; and one sister,
Geraldine Collins of Sante Fe, N.M. She was preceded in death by one son,
Stanton Smith; one daughter, Martha Geraldine Smith; and one grandson,
Sidney D. Smith.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Neelands Cemetery in rural
Stafford County with the Rev. Jim Dieker officiating. Memorials are
suggested to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Minnis Chapel in
St. John.

Melissa G. Krom 1968-2000
Melissa G. Krom, 32, died Sept. 30 at her home in Great Bend. She was born
Sept. 15, 1968, in Anderson, S.C., the daughter of Robert Alvin and Mary
Catharine Mauldin Crowe. A 14-year resident of Great Bend, coming from
Eupora, Miss., she was a secretary for Stanion Wholesale Electric Co. in
Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Matthew Hutchson of Great Bend; two daughters,
Heather Crowe and Taylor Krom, both of Great Bend; her mother, Mary Simpson
of Eupora; her step-father, Dewey Simpson Sr. of Eupora; one brother, Dewey
Simpson Jr. of Eupora; one sister, Deborah Borden of Eupora; and her
companion, Dennis Wagner of Great Bend.
Funeral was Oct. 4 in Eupora. Burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery in Eupora.
Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory was in charge of local
arrangements.

John A. Alsup 1921-2000
ELLINWOOD - John A. Alsup, 78, died Oct. 16 at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Wichita. He was born Dec. 21, 1921, in South Fork, Mo., the son
of Barten T. Alsup and Nettie Marie Dover. A resident of Ellinwood since
1969, coming fom Neodesha, he was a truck driver for Kaw Transport.
Alsup was a member of the Teamsters union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Alsup of Great Bend and Mike Alsup of
Ellinwood; two daughters, Susan Anderson and Barbara Carter, both of
Wichita; one brother, Bud Alsup of Springfield, Mo.; five sisters, Faye
Baker, Lena Hammock, and Georgia Abney, all of West Plains, Mo., May
Shelton of Green Forest, Ark., Ellen Davis of Colonial Heights, Va.; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Frank Alsup; and one sister, Vina Kincheloe.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in
Ellinwood with the Revs. Doyle Smith and Ray Shelton officiating. Military
graveside services will be conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may
call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Great Bend Family
Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care
of the funeral home.

Hulda Herbel 1914-2000
WILSON - Hulda Herbel, 85, died Oct. 18 at Wilson Nursing Center in Wilson.
She was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Tampa, the daughter of Anna Hefley and Henry
Dick. She married Henry Herbel in 1934 in Russell. He preceded her in
death. A lifetime resident of the Wilson/Dorrance area, she was a homemaker
and restaurant operator.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson.
Survivors include two sons, Delwin Herbel of Salina and Kenneth D. Herbel
of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Charlett A. Bruce of Wilson and Shirley Holt
of Salina; one sister, Leona Keys of Russell; nine grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and seven
sisters.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson with
the Rev. James Wagner officiating. Burial will be at the Wilson City
Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Foster Mortuary
in Wilson. Family prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Mary Lee Brunner 1930-2000
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Our dear mother and grandmother died and went to be
with the Lord on Oct. 14. She spent her life lovingly watching over and
caring for her family and beloved pets. Grandma was so very much loved and
her absence leaves such a hole in our hearts. I know she is watching over
us always from Heaven.
She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Salina to Daniel P. Sullivan of Michigan and
Blanche A. Mog Sullivan of Kansas. She was married to Loren D. Smith in May
1951 and they raised three children in Lakewood, Calif. He preceded in her
in death in March 1975. She enjoyed a long career with the Bank of America
and was very involved in her church and the Eastern Star. She married
Robert Brunner and she was again widowed in 1990. She then moved to
Bakersfield, Calif., where she lived for 10 years. Her great passion in
life, besides her grandchildren, were her "puppies" and all of the homeless
animals of the world, who she helped through the SPCA.
She is survived by her daughter, Dayla Clark and husband Steve, her son Jim
Smith and  wife Katie, and her daughter Linda Richey and  husband Mike. She
will never be forgotten by the grandchildren she dearly loved - Katie and
Dayla Richey, Nalanea and Brandon Clark and Becky Smith. Left behind also
were her stepdaughters, Jody Fowler and Arasie Maratas and their families,
her sister Beverly Bobbit, and her brother, J.R. Sullivan, and his wife
Evelyn.
Services will be Friday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 4800
Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield. Pastor Pradis will lead this memorial of our
much loved mother. Mary requested donations to the SPCA to care for the
helpless animals (instead of flowers) if desired.

Ricardo Morales 1970-2000
Ricardo Morales, 30, died Oct. 16 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Sept. 18, 1970, at Colonia
Chapultepec in Mexico, the son of Eluterio and Manuelete Ugalde Morales. He
married Irasema Guerra in San Francisco, Calif. A resident of Great Bend,
he worked for Acme Iron & Metal in Great Bend.
Morales attended St. Rose Catholic Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; his mother of Zacatecas, Mexico;
two sons, Kevin Morales and Geovanni Morales, both of Great Bend; two
brothers, Simon Morales of Great Bend and Manuel Morales of Zacatecas; and
two sisters, Amelia Morales of Great Bend and Anna Morales-Juan Aldame of
Zacatecas.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. Angel Dy officiating. Burial will be at a later date at
Panteon Colonia Chapitepec in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Ruth Catherine Wyman 1900-2000
MACKSVILLE - Ruth Catherine Wyman, 100, died Oct. 15 at Stafford District
Hospital. She was born March 2, 1900, in St. John, the daughter of Charles
and Barbara Hundt. She married Clarence Wyman July 5, 1925, in St. John. He
died in August 1975. A lifetime resident of the Macksville community, she
was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Orville Wyman of Macksville; one sister, Lillian
Burkepile of LaJunta, Colo; three grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Steven
Wyman; two brothers; and seven sisters.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in
Macksville with the Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers officiating. Burial will be at
the Farmington Cemetery in Macksville. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today
at the Minnis Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Macksville EMS, in care of
the funeral home.

Kathryn 'Kay' Loy Calvin 1910-2000
BRIGHTON, Mich. - Kathryn "Kay" Loy Calvin, 89, died Aug. 29 in Brighton.
She was born Nov. 6, 1910, in Glasco, the daughter of Frank J. and Clara
Butler Colwell. She attended Saint Mary College and earned a degree from
the University of Kansas in 1932. She earned her master's degree from the
College of William and Mary. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor
fraternity. She married David T. Loy, MD. He died in 1960. She then married
Clifton C. Calvin. He died in 1993. She was employed in 1933 as social
worker with the Federal Emergency Relief Agency and with the Central Trades
Council. She returned to KU in 1960 as an instructor in the department of
sociology.
Mrs. Calvin served on the board of directors of the Kansas State Historical
Society, was a member of the Native Sons and Daughters, and PEO. She served
as a Lawrence housing commissioner and helped establish Catholic Social
Services and became a member of its board. In 1971, she was elected a
delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. In 1974, she was cited by
the governor of Kansas as a distinguished Kansan.
Survivors include two grandsons, David K. Loy of Minneapolis, Minn., and J.
Michael Loy of Brighton; three great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, David C. Loy,
PhD, of Oshkosh; and one brother, George F. Colwell of Glasco.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 21, at Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the Douglas County
Historical Society or donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

David C. Loy 1936-2000
OSHKOSH, Wis. - David C. Loy, 63, died Jan. 5 at Evergreen Retirement
Community. He was born June 30, 1936, in Kansas City, the son of David T.
and Kathryn Colwell Loy. A resident of Oshkosh, he was an economics
professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1967 until his
retirement in 1993, served on the Winnebago County Board for eight years
and held a real estate license.
Survivors include his wife, Patti, of Oshkosh; two sons, David K. Loy of
Minnesota and J. Michael Loy of Michigan; one stepson, Joel Mather of
Oshkosh; one stepdaughter, Amy Mather of Oshkosh; one foster son, Wilbert
Hooten of Green Bay, Wis.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to Friends of the Shelter or
donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Garel A. Grunder 1913-2000
ST. JOHN - Garel A. Grunder, 87, died Oct. 15 at Stafford District Hospital
in Stafford. He was born April 18, 1913, in rural Stafford County southwest
of St. John, the son of Robert R. and Bertha Ellen Curtis Grunder. He was a
1929 graduate from Antrim High School. A graduate of Kansas University, he
earned his B.A. in 1933, his M.A. in 1936, and a PhD. in 1942. He married
Marjorie Anacker Oct. 20, 1945, in Seattle, Wash. A resident of Stafford
County since 1950, he was a farmer and cattleman.
Grunder was a veteran of World War II, having served from 1942-1945.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Fred Grunder of St. John;
two daughters, Elaine Byrd of Evanston, Ill., and Patricia Berger of
Winters, Calif.; one sister, Ruth Van Winkle of rural St. John; and six
grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Minnis Chapel in St. John, with the
Rev. Dean Hemphill officiating. Burial will be at Neelands Cemetery of
rural St. John. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in care of the funeral chapel.

Dorothy A. Ringering 1910-2000
ELLINWOOD - Dorothy A. Ringering, 90, died Oct. 15 at her home. She was
born Aug. 4, 1910, near Hudson, the daughter of Adolph and Anna Hapach
Schade. She married Stanley Ringering Sept. 7, 1930, in Ellinwood. He died
Feb. 13, 1989. A lifetime resident of Barton and Stafford counties, she was
a farm wife and owner of Ringering Campground.
Mrs. Ringering was a member of First Baptist Church and  Women's
Fellowship, both of Ellinwood.
Survivors include one son, Melvin Ringering of Ellinwood; two daughters,
Gladys Marie Engleman of Wichita and Delores Schwertfeger of Ellinwood; two
sisters, Marie Langrehr of Hoisington and Gertrude Willinger of Hudson;
three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was a preceded in death
by one brother Herbert Schade.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church in Ellinwood, with the Rev.
David Wesner officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District
Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at the Kimple
Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Ellinwood
Area Health Care Foundation or ElderCare, all in care of the funeral home.

Ronald Ray Henry 1938-2000
SEWARD - Ronald Ray Henry 62, died Oct. 15 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Great
Bend, the son of Ray and Edna Yingling Henry. He married Joyce K. Reisbig
May 9, 1965, in Great Bend. A resident of Seward, he was a grain elevator
manager for over 30 years.
Henry was a member of South Seward Township Board, Seward City Council and
Volunteer Fire Fighters, all of Great Bend. He was president and a  member
of the St. John School Board.
Survivors include his wife of St. John; two daughters, Shari Rooks of
Wichita and Shelli Henry of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Richard Henry of
Houma, La., Steve "Pete" Henry and Terry "Pac" Henry, both of Great Bend;
two sisters Carol Dyer of Albert and Carmen Elsen of Parsons; and one
grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel in St. John, with the
Rev. Rene Guesnier officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery
in St. John. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Ronald Ray Henry Scholarship Fund at St. John
High School, in care of the funeral home.

Frederick Schlegal 1905-2000
OTIS - Frederick Schlegal, 95, died Oct. 12 in San Antonio, Texas. He was
born March 19, 1905, in Otis, the son of Conrad and Amelia Schlegal. He was
married to Opal Schlegal for 56 years. A Kansas resident for 93 years
before moving to San Antonio, he worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad
for 42 years.
Schlegal was a former member of Grace Community Church in Great Bend and a
member of Castle Hills First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War
II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Carol Walter; and two
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, William Schlegal,
Immanuel Schlegal, Edward "Steve" Schlegal, Henry Schlegal and Sam
Schlegal; three sisters, Lena Schlegal, Martha Schlegal and Mollie Schlegal.
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mission Park Funeral Home in San
Antonio with the Revs. Dr. George Harris and Silas Wood III officiating.
Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Friends may call from
10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. If friends desire,
they can contact the widow by mail at 5996 Whitby #709 San Antonio Texas
78240.

Elsa Folkerts 1908-2000
NESS CITY - Elsa Folkerts, 92, died Oct. 13 at Central Kansas Medical
Center St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born March 14, 1908, in
Timken, the daughter of Adam and Mollie Wertz Schenk. She married Edward
Folkerts Feb. 15, 1973, at Hope Lutheran Church in the Rush Center. He died
June 28, 1973.  A resident of Ness City since 1965, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Folkerts was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ness City and
Our Redeemer Ladies Aid.
Survivors include two sons, Duaine Folkerts of Jetmore and Alvin Folkerts
of Dodge City; two sisters, Mabel Price of Nekoma and Amanda Price of
Rozel; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one daughter, Adrianne Reinert; one sister, Helen Burk; three
grandchildren; and one great-granchild.
Funeral was this morning at the church with the Rev. Jim Lohmeyer
officiating. Burial was at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Albert. Memorials are
suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ness City, in care of the
funeral home.

Austin C. Widener 1920-2000
HUDSON - Austin C. Widener, 79, died Oct. 14 at the Hutchinson Hospital. He
was born Nov. 25, 1920, in rural Hudson, the son of Harry and Esther
Marchand Widener. He was a graduate of Stafford High School and received a
teaching certificate from Ottawa University. He married Bernice P. DeYoung
May 11, 1943, in Palco. A lifetime resident of Stafford County, he was a
farmer and stockman.
Widener was a member of First Baptist Church in Ellinwood. He was also a
church deacon and former Sunday school teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II European Theatre.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Austin Lee Widener of
Perry Okla., Keith L. Widener of Hudson and Monte E. Widener of Ellinwood;
one daughter, Gayla Asher of Ellinwood; one brother, Clede Widener of
Granada, Colo., two sisters, Yvonne Sittner of Hudson and Violet Kasselman
of Ellinwood; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Derril Widener; and one sister, Darlene Schwartz.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in
Ellinwood with the Rev. David Wesner officiating.  Burial will be at
Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 5-8
p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to
the church or North American Baptist Seminary in care of the funeral home.

Anna Elizabeth Reif 1904-2000
BEAVER - Anna Elizabeth Reif, 95, died Oct. 14 in Girard. She was born Dec.
27, 1904, in Beaver, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Meyeres Depiesse. She
married Louis E. Reif April 26, 1933, in Kansas City. He died Jan. 2, 1984.
A resident of the Beaver and Iuka communities most of her life prior to
moving to Cherokee and Girard, she was a nurse's aide and cook for Pratt
Nursing Home.
Mrs. Reif was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and Alter Society
of Cherokee, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Alter Society in Beaver, Sacred
Heart Catholic Church and Alter Society in Pratt.
Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Reif and Marvin D. Reif both of
Wichita, and Julius H. Reif of Cherokee; five sisters, Dale Schremmer and
Jean Polzin, both of Hoisington, Margaret Elston of Lyons, Sidonia Bartlett
and Elsie Hinkley, both of Lakeside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 15
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Jakie
Depiesse, John Depiesse, Lawrence Depiesse, Arthur Depiesse, Earl Depiesse
and Richard Depiesse; three sisters, Viola Depiesse, Marian Kuxhouse and
Georgia Hildreth; and one great-granchild, Ryan Chadd.
Vigil will be at 7 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in
Odin with the Rev. Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will be at Holy Family
Cemetery in Odin. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today. Memorials are
suggested to the Holy Family Cemetery or Alzheimer's Association in care of
the funeral home.

Nina M. Stone 1912-2000
KINSLEY - Nina M. Stone , 88, died Oct. 14 at her residence in  Kinsley.
She was born April 16, 1912, in Mullinville, the daughter of David M. and
Carrie M. Hensley Price. She married George C. Stone May 23, 1929, in Dodge
City. A former resident of Alden, Raymond, and Albert, she was a homemaker
and retired Duckwalls.
Survivors include three sons, John Stone of Wichita, David Stone of Lee's
Summit and Jim Stone of Frederick, Md.; one brother, Ray Price of Alden;
one sister, Ola Long of Sylvia; eight grandchildren; and 13
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Carroll Stone
and Bob Stone; and one daughter, Kathryn Hackler.
 Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Alden Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel
in Wichita. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association of
Kansas in care of the funeral home.

Vaughn E. Brown 1917-2000
GOODLAND - Vaughn E. Brown, 82, died Oct. 13 at the Hutchinson Hospital. He
was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Ottawa County. He grew up near Delphos and
attended a country school. He married Opal Briggs Oct. 22, 1938, in
Abilene. She died in June 2000. A longtime Goodland resident, moving to
Hutchinson in 1982, he owned and operated a restaurant in Minneapolis with
his wife, and worked for the city of Goodland Electrical Department where
he was a lineman for 25 years, retiring in 1982.
Vaughn was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a post
commander, American Legion, the Disabled American Vets, the Goodland
Masonic Bodies, the Isis Shrine, the Scottish Rite and the Minerva Chapter
of the Eastern Star 146 in Minneapolis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving
in World War II and the Korean War. He was later in the Naval Reserves.
Survivors include two sons, Clinton Stone of Hutchinson and Richard Stone
of Great Bend; one sister, Myrna Lake of Big Fork, Mont.; five
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three
brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodland Cemetery with
Military Honors. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at
the Bateman Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Kansas State
University Cancer Research Center in care of the funeral home.

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