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Colette M. Moeder 1917-2000
ODIN < Colette M. Moeder, 83, died Oct. 14 at Hoisington Rehabilitation
Center in Hoisington. She was born March 2, 1917, at Redwing, the daughter
of Henry and Anna Steiner Moeder. A lifetime resident of the Odin and
Hoisington area, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, Julius Moeder and Pete Moeder; and four sisters, Regina
Duttlinger, Clara Moeder, Martha Hekele and Elsie Hill.
Family rosary will be at 4 p.m. today, followed at 5 p.m. by a vigil
service, all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Monday 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 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JoAnna Knight                 1937-2000
LYONS < JoAnna Knight, 63, died Oct. 12 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons.
She was born March 30, 1937, in Lyons, the daughter of Joe and Edith Bingle
McCoy. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1955 and attended Hutchinson
Community College and Garden City Community College. She married Kenneth
Knight June 9, 1957, in Lyons. A lifetime resident of Lyons, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Knight was a member of First Christian Church, Christian Women?s
Fellow-ship, Li-Ar-Mu, all of Lyons, and  Kansas Cattle Women and taught
Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Phil Knight and Mark Knight, both of Lyons,
and John Knight of Blue Springs, Mo.; two daughters, Kathy Maxwell of
Manhattan and Judi Hutton of Wichita; one brother, Warren McCoy of
Marysville; one sister, Jane Laughlin of Kansas City; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Hutton.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Tom Eastman
officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2-6 p.m. today at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons, with the family
receiving friends from 2-4 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Rice County
Community Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

George A. "Corky" Smith             1939-2000
AURORA, Colo. < George A. "Corky" Smith, 61, died Oct. 9 at his home in
Aurora. He was born May 17, 1939, in Lamar, Colo. He was a 1958 graduate of
Lamar High School. He married Mary Clark Smith July 7, 1993, in Broomfield,
Colo. A resident of Aurora, he was retired.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Shelley R. Coleman
and Angie  Baker, both of Westcliffe, Colo.; three step-sons, Chris Link of
Ft. Riley, Cory Link and Brian Link, both of Wichita; one step-daughter,
Heather Link of Wichita; one sister, Diena Ellis of Apple Valley, Calif.;
and two granddaughters.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Gateway Christian Church in Aurora. The
body was cremated. Aurora Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve 'Genie' Steffan 1919-2000
ELLINWOOD - Genevieve "Genie" Steffan, 81, died Oct. 11 at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Sept. 25, 1919,
at St. Leo, the daughter of Adolph L. and Elizabeth Adelhardt Steffan. A
resident of Ellinwood  for 27 years, she was a retired St. Joseph's school
cook and a housekeeper for the Rev. Robert Herklotz for 37 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Altar Society, Daughters
of Isabella, Extension Homemakers Unit, Ellinwood Garden Club and Heritage
Club, all of Ellinwood.
Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Neises of St. Mark's, Rita McKedy
and Vickie Kisner, both of Wichita. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, Harold Steffan and Jack Steffan.
Altar Society rosary will be at 3 p.m. today at Kimple Funeral Home in
Ellinwood. Parish wake service will be at 7 tonight at the church.  Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. James J. Roth,
Gilbert Herrman, Loren Werth, and Joseph Bahr officiating. Commital service
will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Leo Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8
p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's
School Endowment or Heritage Club, both in care of the funeral home.

Margaret Evans 1919-2000
HUTCHINSON - Margaret Evans, 80, died Oct. 11 at Andover Health Care
Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Spearville, the daughter of Lambert
and Elizabeth Hall Kern. She was a graduate of St. Teresa High School. She
married John Royal Evans March 25, 1940, in Hutchinson. He died Nov. 16,
1995. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she was a quilter and a homemaker.
Mrs. Evans was a member of  St. Teresa Catholic Church and the Altar
Society, both of Hutchinson.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas "Tom" G. Evans of Big Bear Lake, Calif.,
and Richard Evans of Wichita; one brother, Raymond Kern of Hutchinson; one
sister, Irene Schawe of Great Bend; seven grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home in
Hutchinson. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev.
Richard Stuchlik officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in
Hutchinson. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral
home.

Janet Ann Proffitt Cahill  1940-2000
CLIMAX SPRINGS, Mo. - Janet Ann Proffitt Cahill, 60, died Oct. 10 at St.
Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born March 12, 1940, in
Lyons, the daughter of Lawrence and Marjorie Curry Proffitt. She married
Patrick Cahill Aug. 10, 1974, in Merriam. A resident of Climax Springs, she
was a retired secretary for Ashland Chemical and Marion Labs.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Greg Link and Robert
Link; two stepsons, Steve Cahill and Michael Cahill; one stepdaughter,
Diana McAnally; one brother, D. Robert Proffitt; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Proffitt.
Funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at Amos Family Chapel in Shawnee. Burial will
be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Cemetery in Raymond. Memorials are
suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Zelma Kipp Russell 1907-2000
ST. JOHN - Zelma Kipp Russell, 93, died Oct. 10 at Leisure Homestead in St.
John. She was born Aug. 12, 1907, in Pratt County, the daughter of Roy J.
and Nellie Kipp. She was a 1930 graduate of Southwestern College at
Winfield. She married Elmer Russell Oct. 27, 1929, at Rose Valley Township
in rural Stafford County. He died May 8, 1983. A lifetime resident of
Stafford County, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Russell was a member of Antrim United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women, Antrim Homemakers Extension Homemakers Unit and Antrim
Civic and Study Club, all of Antrim.
Survivors include two sons, Richard K. Russell of Mankato and Roger H.
Russell of St. John; one sister, Royena Shrack of Pratt; seven
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
two sisters, infant Vera Alice Kipp and Phyllis Shrack.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. W. Harlan
Rittgers officiating. Burial will be at Rose Valley Cemetery in rural
Stafford County. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel in
St. John. Memorials are suggested to the church or Hall Museum, both in
care of the chapel.

Mary M. Mater 1907-2000
Mary M. Mater, 93, died Oct. 10 at Integrated Health Services of Great
Bend. She was born Aug. 2, 1907, in Olmitz, the daughter of Maximillian Sr.
and Anna Kysley Mater. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from
Olmitz and Hoisington, she was a clerk for C.O. Mammel's Grocery Store and
Dahinten & Behr Supermarket, all of Hoisington, and a waitress at Ralph
Wallace Restaurant of Great Bend.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society, and
Daughters of Isabella, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include three sisters, Agnes C. Mater of Great Bend, Sister
Angela Mater, ASC of Wichita, and Sister Tereseita Mater CGS of St. Paul,
Minn. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Alfons Mater, Frank
Mater, James Mater, Leo Mater and Max Mater Jr.; and three sisters, Anna
Mater, Sister Maxine Mater ASC and Lily Behr.
Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Friday, with a vigil at 7 p.m.
Friday followed by D of I rosary at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev.
Gerald Hammeke officiating. Burial will be at St. Ann's Cemetery in Olmitz.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick School Endowment
Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Raymond L. Strait 1926-2000
KINSLEY - Raymond L. Strait, 74, died Oct. 11 at his home in Kinsley. He
was born July 24, 1926, in Greensburg, the son of C.C. and Mabel Maloney
Strait. He married Darlene Proffitt May 31, 1948, in St. John. A longtime
resident of Kinsley, he was a retired mechanic.
Strait was a member of the Christian Church of Great Bend and the American
Legion.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Dennis E. Strait of Kinsley; two
daughters, Patricia Brabander and Kathy Elliott, both of Great Bend; one
brother, Ralph Strait of Wichita; seven grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillside Cemetery in Kinsley
with the Rev. Sara Davis Blodgett officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Friday at McKillip Memorial Funeral Home in Kinsley. Memorials
are suggested to Southwind Hospice or to Kansas State University Basic
Cancer Research, both in care of the funeral home.

Alvina E. Miller 1915-2000
RUSSELL - Alvina E. Miller, 84, died Oct. 10 at Russell Regional Hospital
in Russell. She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Barton County near Milberger, the
daughter of Emmanuel and Elizabeth Popp Nuss. She married Godfred Miller
Feb. 25, 1936, near Dubuque. He died July 20, 1986. A resident of Russell
since 1979, coming from the Paradise and Waldo area and Barton County, she
farmed with her husband and operated a cafe in Paradise.
Mrs. Miller was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the American Legion auxiliaries, all of Russell.
Survivors include four sons, Roger Miller and Fred Miller, both of Salina,
Myron Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary Miller of Montgomery,
Ala.; three daughters, DiAnn Becker of Sylvan Grove, Sharon Miller and
Marilynn Dinkel, both of Russell; one brother, Wayne Nuss of Russell; two
sisters, Florence Mai of Great Bend and Corraine Dutchman of Hutchinson; 22
grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Podszus.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Henry
Hartman officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in
Russell. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Pohlman's
Mortuary in Russell and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the
church. Memorials are suggested to the church or donor's choice, both in
care of the funeral home.

Joan Schnitzler 1929-2000
DODGE CITY - Joan Schnitzler, 71, died Oct. 10 at Good Samaritan Center in
Dodge City. She was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Otis, the daughter of Edward and
Ida Hergert Brack. She was a graduate Otis Rural High School and later
attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. She married Everett E.
Schnitzler May 29, 1952, in McPherson. A resident of Dodge City since 1963,
she was a homemaker
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Linda Hungerford
of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Peggy Ratts of Great Bend; one brother,
Norman Brack of Spearman, Texas; five grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City
with the Rev. Kirk Larson officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Dodge City. Friends may call until 8 tonight, and from 9-10:30
a.m. Thursday, both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice
of the Prairie or Good Samaritan Center Van Fund, both in care of the
funeral home.

Earl P. Krankenberg 1914-2000
ELLINWOOD - Earl P. Krankenberg, 85, died Oct. 9 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in
Hudson, the son of Phillip and Emma McCrary Krankenberg. He was a graduate
of Hudson High School and Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. He
married Mary Louise Culipher Kinney June 21, 1945, in Virgina. She died
April 6, 1974. A longtime resident of Ellinwood, coming from Hudson and
Hawaii, he was a retired office manager of Mack Truck in Honolulu and a
former office manager for Feaster Truck Line in Claflin.
Krankenberg was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and the church
men's club of Ellinwood, Ellinwood Masonic Lodge 217, York Rights, Eastern
Star, Isis Shrine, Sunflower Shrine, Red Cross of Constantine and other
Masonic bodies. He was past master, grand lecturer and held several grand
offices in his Masonic work. He was also a member of American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rotary Club and Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Sara "Sally" Shipman of Hope Mills, N.C.,
and Linda Sisler of Semmes, Ala.; two foster children, Manferd Henrici of
Hutchinson and Rosemarie H. Rein of Larned; one brother, Herb Hickman of
Woodward, Okla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Bradley of Blue Eye, Mo., and
Blanche Pennington of Lancaster, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon
Friday at Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Memorials are suggested to Ellinwood Masonic Lodge 217, in care of the
funeral home.

Clara L. Lake 1911-2000
Clara L. Lake, 89, died Oct. 10 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great
Bend. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Meade, the daughter of David and Anna
Dettinger Williams. She married Howard Lake Dec. 24, 1934, in St. John. He
died July 8, 1967. A resident of Great Bend since 1943, coming from
Wichita, she was a secretary for Western Power.
Mrs. Lake was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rebecca Lodge, Golden
Sheaf 226 Order of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women and
other civic organizations, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, David Lake of Topeka; one daughter, Charlotte
Kinzel of Great Bend; one brother, Edward W. Williams of Canon City, Colo.;
six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by two sisters, Anna R. Tegner and Arvella Williams.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bryant-Christians Chapel of Great Bend
with the Rev. Tom Robson officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.
to service time Friday, all at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Golden Sheaf 226 Order of the Eastern Star,
in care of the funeral home.

Geneva Reinecke Brown 1910-2000
EMPORIA - Geneva Reinecke Brown, 90, died Oct. 10 at Sterling House Care
Center in Emporia. She was born May 8, 1910, in Heizer, the daughter of
William August and Lela Pearl Mittan Reinecke. She married T. Clarence
Brown July 3, 1937, in Sterling. They divorced in 1977 and he died Feb. 13,
1997. A resident of Emporia  since 1992, coming from Great Bend and Iola,
she was a teacher from 1928 until 1936, spending three years in rural
Barton County and five years in Great Bend. She then worked for Iola
Greeting Service and taught piano.
Mrs. Brown was a member of First United Methodist Church in Emporia, a
member of Jeremiah Howard Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution
in Great Bend, a former member of Iola Music Club and Garden Club in Iola
and former member of First United Methodist Church in Great Bend and Iola.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home
in Emporia with the Rev. Norton Ritter officiating. Graveside service will
be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at  Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to
Baker University Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Myrtle Abbott French 1906-2000
ST. JOHN - Myrtle Abbott French, 94, died Oct. 7 at Stafford District
Hospital in Stafford. She was born Aug. 14, 1906, in Panola, Ky., the
daughter of Peter and Mattie Richardson. She was a 1947 graduate of Chicago
School of Nursing. She married Ivan Groseclose Dec. 31, 1924, at
Hutchinson. He preceded her in death. She then married G.E. "Chick" Abbott
Dec. 31, 1935, at Hutchinson. He preceded her in death. She then married
Alva French June 1, 1961, at St. John. He preceded her in death. A lifetime
resident of Stafford County, she was a licensed practical nurse at Stafford
District Hospital for 17 years.
Mrs. French was a member of First Baptist Church of St. John, Zenith United
Presbyterian Church and Stafford United Presbyterian Church, Mothers Club
and Meals on Wheels, both of St. John, and chairman of American Red Cross
Blood Drive at Stafford.
Survivors include one son, I. Leo Groseclose of Windsor, Mo.; one daughter,
Juliene Hoener of Flagstaff, Ariz.; five grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two
step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. She was
preceded in death by two brothers, Alson Richardson and Dillard Richardson;
and six sisters, Juanita Frede, Esther Ketchum, Minnie Kreie, Linnie Kray,
Hallie Pippenger and Mamie Walters.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of St. John with
the Rev. David A. Ford officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel Inc. of St. John.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral chapel.

Anna Marie Braun 1911-2000
WALKER - Anna Marie Braun, 89, died Oct. 8 at St. John's Rest Home in
Victoria. She was born Feb. 23, 1911, in Victoria, the daughter of Joseph
J. and Barbara Mermis Braun. She married Anselm "Lefty" Braun June 16,
1930, at Victoria. He died April 27, 1984. A lifetime resident of Walker,
she was a homemaker and did sewing at her home as well as making the
vestments at St. Ann's Church.
Mrs. Braun was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and St. Ann's
Christian Mothers, both of Walker.
Survivors include one daughter, Flora Weigel of Great Bend; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one son, Donald Braun; two daughters, Lorene Braun and Darlene Braun; seven
brothers, Andrew Braun, Joseph Braun, John Braun, Adam Braun, Daniel Braun,
George Braun and an infant; and four sisters, Catherine Linenberger,
Barbara Schmidtberger, Clara Korbe and an infant.
St. Ann's Christian Mothers rosary will be at 7 tonight followed by a vigil
service at 7:45 p.m., both at Cline's Mortuary in Victoria. Funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Frank X. Grinko officiating.
Burial will be at St. Ann's Cemetery in Walker. Friends may call from 6-9
tonight and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at the mortuary. Memorials
are suggested to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Raymond 'Ray' Garcia 1927-2000
HUTCHINSON - Raymond "Ray" Garcia, 73, died Oct. 8 at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born March 15, 1927, at Hutchinson, the son of Jose and Guadalupe
Espinoza Garcia. He married Micaela "Mickey" Curiel Nov. 25, 1949, in
Hutchinson. A lifetime resident of Hutchinson, he was a chef, employed at
Petroleum Club and Highland Manor, both of Great Bend, and former owner and
operator of Ray's Buffet in Sterling.
Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in South
Hutchinson and Holy Name Society. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons, Victor Garcia, Greg
Garcia and Eugene Garcia, all of Hutchinson, and Brad Garcia of Great Bend;
two daughters, Cynthia Hernandez and Janet Delgado, both of Hutchinson;
three sisters, Nellie Maldonado and Rita Arnold, both of Hutchinson, and
Cora Garcia of El Paso, Texas; 21 grandchildren; and 22
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael
Garcia, Robert Garcia and Danny Garcia; and two sisters, Dorothy Graham and
Josephine Sallabedra.
Parish rosary will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel
in Hutchinson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the
Rev. Ned Blick officiating. Burial will be at Fairlawn Burial Park in
Hutchinson. Friends may call from 1-9 today and Tuesday at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association, in care of
the funeral home.

Louisa Margaret Stairrett 1903-2000
DODGE CITY - Louisa Margaret Stairrett, 96, died Oct. 6 at Shalimar Rest
Home in Salina. She was born Dec. 15, 1903, at Hodgeman County, the
daughter of John B. and Ida Withley Frusher. She married Leonard L.
Stairrett June 3, 1931, in Jetmore. He died Jan. 4, 1983. A longtime
resident of Hodgeman County, she was a teacher in Leoti, Jetmore, Dodge
City, Kansas City and Oakridge, Tenn.
Mrs. Stairrett was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Delta Kappa
Gamma, Phi Lambda Theta and Eastern Star, all of Dodge City, AAUW, and Ford
and Hodgeman Counties Historical Society.
Survivors include two sons, Clair Stairrett of Olympia, Wash., and Jack
Stairrett of Jetmore; two daughters, Sandra Stum of Towner, Colo., and
Barbara Dunn of Galatia; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Grace
Strachan; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Paul Copeland
officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may
call until 8 tonight and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Funeral Home in
Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to Jetmore Emergency Medical Service, the
church or Towner Community Scholarship Fund, all in care of the funeral
home.

Olive McIntosh 1908-2000
HAYS - Olivia Margaret "Olive" McIntosh, 91, died Oct. 7 at her home in
Hays. She was born Oct. 29, 1908, at Victoria, the daughter of Alexander A.
and Barbara Sander Rupp. She married Walter McIntosh June 3, 1929, at
Hyacinth. He died April 6, 1997. A resident of Hays, she was a homemaker
and farm wife.
Mrs. McIntosh was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of
Isabella, Altar Society Christian Mothers and charter member of Eagle's
Auxiliary, all of Hays.
Survivors include two sons, Charles O. McIntosh of Great Bend and Walter
Francis McIntosh of Larned; three daughters, Wilma Jean Berger of Great
Bend, Agnes Hammerschmidt of Hutchinson and Dorothy Ann Fross of Hays; two
brothers, Alex Rupp of Commerce City, Colo., and Alfred C. "Fritz" Rupp of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Chris Billinger of Hays; 14
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Al Rupp, Cellie Rupp, Elmer
Rupp and Wendelin "Blackie" Rupp; five sisters, Tillie Weltz, Georgine
Peters, Ella Peters, Mary Ellis and Alma Girard; and one grandson, William
Alan Korbe.
Altar Society Christian Mothers rosary will be at 4 today, Eagle's
Auxiliary rosary at 6 tonight, Daughters of Isabella rosary at 6:30 tonight
and a parish vigil at 7 tonight, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
in Hays. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Revs.
Michael Suchnicki and Paulinus Karlin officiating. Burial will be at Mount
Allen Cemetery in Hays. Friends may call from 4-8 tonight and from 9-9:45
a.m. Tuesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care of the funeral home.

Doris R. Hildebrand 1912-2000
STAFFORD - Doris R. Hildebrand, 88, died Oct. 5 at Leisure Homestead in
Stafford. She was born June 30, 1912, in rural Stafford, the daughter of
Charles and Carrie Lichte Hildebrand. She was a 1930 graduate of Stafford
High School. A Stafford resident since 1997, coming from Hutchinson, she
was self employed doing home care for the elderly.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hutchinson and a Sunday school
teacher for the church and Calvary Baptist Church in Stafford. She was
active in both churches women's organizations and was a past member of the
Stafford Extension Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include one brother, Chester Hildebrand of Stafford; four
sisters, Elsie Hildebrand of Hutchinson, Irma Eisenhour of Tahlequah,
Okla., Leona Williamson of Hudson and Marjorie Hildebrand of Hutchinson.
She was presceded in death by one infant brother, Leonard Hildebrand; and
one sister, Laurabel Simpson.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford with the Rev.
Jim Autrey officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to
both churches or Leisure Homestead, all in care of the funeral home.

John W. Byrum 1926-2000
JETMORE - John W. Byrum, 74, died Oct. 5 at Good Samaritan Center in Dodge
City. He was born May 31, 1926, in Hodgeman County, the son of James and
Clara Dipman Byrum. He married Evelyn Stephenson of Larned Jan. 9, 1949. A
lifetime resident of Hodgeman County, he was a farmer.
Byrum was a member of United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five daughters, RaDonna Fancher of
Cassville, Mo., Jeannette Loewen, Diane Ebeling and Norma  Clark, all of
Dodge City; one brother, Bill Byrum of Pason, Ariz.; two sisters, Leona
Murphy of Larned and Mona Byrum of Amarillo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George
Byrum and James Byrum; and two sisters, Ruth Byrum and Lelia Johnson.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church in Jetmore with the Rev.
Gary Winget officiating. Burial will be at Larned City Cemetery. Friends
may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at  Beckwith
Funeral Home in Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Center,
in care of the funeral home.

Lela Oglesbee 1939-2000
ELLINWOOD - Lela Oglesbee, 61, died Oct. 5 in Ellinwood. She was born June
15, 1939, in Raymond, the daughter of Roy Emerson and Lottie Gable
Hendricks. She married Bill Oglesbee Dec. 24, 1959, at Raymond. A resident
of Ellinwood since 1971, coming from Great Bend, she was a former legal
secrertary for Turner and Boisseau Chartered in Great Bend.
Mrs. Oglesbee was a member of First Baptist Church of Ellinwood and was
active in AWANA and Women's Ministry Fellowship. She was a long-time
supporter of Haiti Love and Faith Ministries.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son and daughter-in-law,
Gary and Stephanie Oglesbee of Ellinwood; one daughter and son-in-law,
Julie and Barry Parker of Ellinwood; three brothers, W.H. Hendricks of
Pawnee Rock, L.R. Hendricks of Raymond and Don Hendricks of Sterling; one
sister, Rita Blackburn of Raymond; two grandchildren, Ashley Oglesbee and
Kyle Oglesbee, both of Ellinwood; and two step-grandchildren, Carrie Parker
of Pratt and Dustin Parker of Coats. She was preceded in death by one
brother, Clarence Hendricks.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. David Wesner
officiating. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Raymond. Friends may
call from 2 p.m. to service time today at the church. Memorials are
suggested to Haiti Love and Faith Ministries or the church, both in care of
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home of Great Bend.

Allene M. Stewart 1922-2000
QUITMAN, Texas - Allene M. Perkins Stewart, 78, died Oct. 6 at the home of
her daughter after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1922, in El
Dorado, the daughter of William J. and Ethel Acklin Eastham. She was a 1939
graduate of El Dorado High School. She married Jesse V. Perkins Sept. 26,
1939. He died October 1966.  A long-time resident of Quitman, she was a
retired chief clerk of the U.S. Government Office of Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Mrs. Stewart attended First Baptist Church of El Dorado before moving to
Texas. Active in American Business Women's Association, she was honored as
American Business Woman of the Year and given an award by the U.S.
government for high quality performance.
Survivors include two sons, Jesse M. Perkins of Arvada, Colo., and Thomas
O. Perkins of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter, Janeen Myers of
Osawatomie; one brother, William E. Eastham of Dallas, Texas; one sister,
Irene E. Ellis of Great Bend; six grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one
sister.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Osawatomie Assembly of God Church.
Graveside memorial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Valley Memorial
Gardens Cemetery in El Dorado. Memorials are suggested to Olathe Medical
Center Hospice, 20375 W. 151st St., Suite 405, Olathe, KS 66061. Cremation
Society of Kansas City is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Vera Bressler 1919-2000
CANON CITY, Colo. - Vera Bressler, 81, died Oct. 4 at Canon City. She was
born Sept. 24, 1919, in Hoisington, the daughter of Homer and Verna Ford
Lowry. She was a 1936 graduate of Hoisington High School and attended
Warnocks School of Cosmetology in Topeka. She married Donald Bressler Nov.
28, 1940, in Great Bend. A resident of Canon City since 1984, coming from
Hoisington, she was a homemaker and owned and operated Vera's Beauty Shop
in Hoisington for many years.
Mrs. Bressler was a member of First Christian Church of Canon City, former
Boy and Girl Scout leader and was a sponsor of Methodist Youth Fellowship
in Hoisington for many years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Troy Bressler of
Hoisington; two daughters, Loree Achenback of Bonner Springs and Ramona
Becker of Wichita; three brothers, Elmo Lowry of Great Bend, Ford Lowry of
Las Vegas, Nev., and Donald Lowry of Kansas City; 14 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother,
Wendell Lowry; and one sister, Iva Bushnell.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 9
a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Hoisington Ambulance Service, in care of the funeral home.

John F. Keller 1928-2000
John F. Keller, 71, died Oct. 6 in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 10, 1928,
at Page City, the son of Oliver T. and Irene Waldmeier Keller. He was
married to the former Marilyn Zickefoose for 53 years. A resident of Great
Bend since 1952, coming from Lawrence, he was a teacher and coach for USD
428, Great Bend.
Keller was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ, church
moderator, Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers, Elks Lodge and Retired Senior
Volunteer Program, all of Great Bend. He was a member of the 1952 Kansas
University NCAA championship basketball team and a member of the 1952 U.S.
Olympic gold medal basketball team.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Jon Randall Keller of
Topeka and Kurt Mitchell Keller of Marshall, Mo.; two daughters, Christine
Adele Keller of Tucson, Ariz., and Patricia Sue Atkinson of Great Bend;
four sisters, Letha Huntley of Clearview City, Sylvia Tate of Bonner
Springs, Maxine Berry of Winona and Freda Mason of Bailey, Colo.; and seven
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo Keller,
Clinton Keller and Walter Keller; and three sisters, Verna Wright, Eleanor
Keller and Goldie Keller.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Diana Coberly
officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Great
Bend. Friends may call from 1-9 today at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the church. Memorials
are suggested to the church or USD 428 Education Foundation, in care of the
funeral home.

Zona P. Kroetsching 1905-2000
HOISINGTON - Zona P. Kroetsching, 95, died Oct. 5 at Hoisington
Rehabilitation Center in Hoisington. She was born March 8, 1905, in
Kenesaw, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Sarah Maggard Ward. She married
Ed Watt  in 1922. He died in 1955. She later married Oscar C. Kroetsching.
He died in 1991. A resident of Hoisington since 1992, coming from Sharon
Springs, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Kroetsching was a member of First Christian Church in Sharon Springs.
Survivors include two daughters, Mable Wilton of Hoisington and Pearl
Lenhart of Petaluma, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, John Watt; three sisters and four
brothers.
A private family graveside service will be Saturday at the Hoisington
Cemetery with the Rev. Paula Bell officiating. Friends may sign the
register book from 6-9 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. The casket will not be opened. In lieu of flowers, memorials
are suggested to donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Robert LeRoy Hughes 1924-2000
LARNED - Robert LeRoy Hughes, 76, died Oct. 5 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. He was born Jan. 10, 1924, at Sugar
Creek, Mo., the son of Charles U. and Mildred Becker Hughes. He married
Mildred Irene Clayworth Nov. 4, 1948, in Leavenworth. She died Jan. 18,
1977. He married Alice E. Hoaelzel Aug. 18, 1978, in Kansas City, Mo. A
Larned resident since 1964, he was a retired plumber for M&F Plumbing in
Larned.
Hughes a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Larned. He was a U.S.
Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Alice of the home; three sons, Robert E. Hughes
of Pratt, David R. Hughes of Larned and William Hughes of Mottoon, Ill.;
four daughters, Susan Hughes of Emporia, Theresa Bogart of Littleton,
Colo., Elizabeth Scott of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Patricia Plottner of
Great Bend; one brother, William Pulliam Hughes of Hutchinson; 20
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Charles Hughes; and two sisters, Florence and Edith.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at  Beckwith Mortuary Chapel of Larned
with the Revs. Roy Savage and William Hughes officiating. Burial will be at
the Larned Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until service Monday at the
mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Hospice or the
American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Leslie W. Harms 1922-2000
STAFFORD - Leslie W. Harms, 78, died Oct. 4 at Stafford District Hospital
in St. John. He was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Newton, the son of Walter and
Dora Harms. He married Vivian Clothier Sept. 19, 1986, in Stafford. She
died Aug. 10, 1995. A longtime Stafford resident, he was a retired
machinist for Cessna Hydraulics.
He attended First Christian Church in Stafford and was a member and past
shop steward of the I.A.M.A.W. Lodge 1992, the Stafford American Legion and
the Stafford Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the board of
directors for Newell Housing in Stafford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre and Occupational Force of
Japan.
Survivors include five sons, Fernando J. Harms of Hutchinson, Ronald Harms
of McKinney, Texas, Roger Harms, Barry Harms and Scott Harms; three
daughters, Delena M. Harms and Desaree Recker, both of Hutchinson, and
Leslie Ann Pitts of Arkansas; one sister, Lois Bowser of Hutchinson; 12
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford with
the Rev. Jim Autrey officiating. Burial will be at Peace Creek Cemetery in
Stafford with military honors. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the
chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, in care
of the chapel.

Florence Libby 1922-2000
LITTLE RIVER - Florence Libby, 78, died Oct. 5 at the Lyons District
Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Sweet Springs, Mo., the daughter of
George and Grace LaRue Lemmons. She married Lawrence Griffitt April 20,
1940, at Sweet Springs. She then married Robert Libby Nov. 25, 1977, at
Little River. He died June 22, 1991. A resident of Rice County since 1948,
she worked at Gibson Discount Store and was a custodian at Rockville
School. She also worked as a nurse's aide and medical aide at Sandstone
Heights Nursing Home before retiring in 1992.
Mrs. Libby was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women,
Senior Center and Worthwhile FHU, all of Little River.
Survivors include one son, Larry Griffitt of Lyons; three daughters, Grace
Gillespie of Chase, Debbie Konen of Little River and Pam Griffitt of Lyons;
one step-daughter, Janis Stremel of Ellinwood; four sisters, Polly Elsea,
Georgia Mae Neece, Opal Griffitt, all of Sweet Springs, Mo.,  and Alma
Sevier of Strong City; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10
step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one step-son, Dick Libby.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Marc
McDonald and Grant Davis. Burial will be at Beau Memorial Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2-7 p.m. today at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. The family
will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to Sandstone Heights Nursing Home or Hospice of Reno/Rice
County, in care of the funeral home.

John S. 'Steve' Doherty 1942-2000
HUTCHINSON - John S. "Steve" Doherty, 58, died Oct. 5 at Hutchinson
Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Great Bend, the son of John H. and
Lillian "Margie" Hannegan Doherty. He was a graduate of Great Bend High
School. He married Sandra S. Nicoll  Dec. 28, 1972, in Great Bend. A
resident of Hutchinson since 1998, coming from Webster, Texas, he was a
maintenance electrician and former employee of Tony's Pizza.
Doherty was a member of Knights of Columbus Council and was of the Catholic
faith. He was a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, David Doherty of
Hutchinson and Brian Doherty of Newton; his mother of Mulvane; three
brothers, Bernard Doherty of Vacaville,Calif., Mike Doherty of Great Bend
and Daniel Doherty of Gering, Neb.; four sisters, Christine Mohn of
Lawrence, Katherine Sanford of Harlingen, Texas,  Paula Slone of Derby and
Susan Beck of Mulvane; and one granddaughter.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elliott Mortuary with the
Rev. Ned Blick officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Fort Riley
Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Reno County, in care of
the mortuary.

Richard J. Sutton 1921-2000
HOISINGTON - Richard J. Sutton, 79, died Oct. 3 at Hoisington
Rehabilitation Center in Hoisington. He was born May 27, 1921, in
McCracken, the son of Frank L. and Virginia Hardgrove Sutton. A lifetime
resident of Hoisington, he was a farmer and a former employee of
Missouri-Pacific Railroad.
Sutton was a member of American Legion 286 in Hoisington and was a veteran
of World War II.
Survivors include many cousins.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington, with the Rev. Daniel Trickey officiating. Burial will be at
Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from
9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Clara Barton Foundation or the Hoisington Ambulance Fund, in
care of the funeral home.

Roy E. Carder 1912-2000
JETMORE - Roy E. Carder, 87, died Wednesday at Maranatah Manor in
Springfield, Mo. He was born Oct. 27, 1912, in Texas County, Okla., the son
of Jacob and Grace Lovelace Carder. He married Lolita Hertel June 2, 1940,
at Ness City. A lifetime resident of the Jetmore area, he was a farmer and
stockman.
Carder was a member of First Assembly of God in Dodge City.
Surviors include his wife of the home; three sons, Royce Carder of Aurora,
Colo., Cleon Carder of Peoria, Ariz., and Varlyn Carder of Springfield,
Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by two brothers, Theadore Carder and Albert Carder; three sisters
Bell Carder, Faye Swagerty and Fairy Taylor.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. David Graves
officiating.  Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may
call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore.
Memorials are suggested to First Assembly of God Foreign Mission Program,
in care of the funeral home.

Charles Rees 1922-2000
Charles Rees, 78, died Tuesday. He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Columbia,
Mo., the son of Charles T. and Mary Etta Dennis Rees. He attended high
school in Columbia. He married Arlene Kelley March 23, 1940, in Columbia.
She died Jan. 14, 1996. A 20-year resident of Great Bend, he was a
Commonwealth Theater manager for 50 years.
Rees was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, AF & AM No. 15, All York
Rite Bodies Consistory and a life member of BPOE of Elks 1127.
Survivors include one son, Harold Rees of Great Bend; and one daughter,
Mary Jo Rees of Brooklyn Center, Minn. He was preceded in death by one son,
Charles Terrill Rees; and one sister, Florence Meade.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Jerry Jones
officating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call until 9
p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Fryberger Funeral Chapel, and
from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. The family will receive
friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the mortuary.

Richard J. Sutton 1921-2000
HOISINGTON - Richard J. Sutton, 79, died Oct. 3 at Hoisington
Rehabilitation Center in Hoisington. He was born May 27, 1921. Friends may
call after 1 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington .
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by the funeral home.

Charles Rees 1922-2000
Charles Rees, 78, died Oct. 3 in Great Bend.  He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in
Colombia, Mo.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Fryberger Mortuary
in Great Bend.

Herman Karst 1906-2000
HOISINGTON - Herman Karst, 93, died Oct. 2 at Hoisington Rehabilitation
Center in Hoisington. He was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Galatia, the son of
Henry and Maria Schengel Karst. He married Tabea Steinert Nov. 6, 1927, in
Milberger. A lifetime resident of Galatia, he was a retired farmer and
stockman.
Karst was a member of United Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Milberger.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Herman L. Karst of
Casper, Wyo., and Wayne Karst of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters,
Christabelle Cuthrell of Otis and Nadine Deutsch of Hoisington; one
brother, Henry A. Karst of Hutchinson; 14 grandchildren; and 23
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Sigmund
Karst; seven sisters, Hannah Popp, Marie Kramer, Amelia Nuss, Katie Radke,
Bertha Piel, Natalie Lang and Mollie Nuss; one granddaughter, Kathryn
Cuthrell Jones.
Prayer services will be at 8 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thurday at the church with the Rev.
Garry Dassow officiating. Burial will be at Milberger Cemetery. Friends may
call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the
funeral home and from 12:30 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Earl Wayne Ringeisen 1934-2000
WICHITA - Earl Wayne Ringeisen, 66, died Sept. 30 in Houston, Texas. He was
born May 9, 1934, in Independence, the son of Clarence and Francis
Ringeisen. A former resident of Wichita, he was the vice-president of 3TEC
Energy Corporation in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Char Ringeisen, of the home; one son, Rodney
Ringeisen of Bartlesville, Okla.; one daughter, Vicki Ringeisen of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; one step-daughter, Kenda Falley of Topeka; three
granddaughters; one step-grandson; one step-grandaughter; and one sister,
Jean Frick of Derby. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry
Ringeisen and Bill Ringeisen; and one sister, Kay Metzner.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church in Wichita. Inurnment will be at Resthaven Cemetery in
Wichita. SouthPark Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas, is in charge of
arrangements.

Ivan R. Kenyon 1910-2000
HILL CITY - Ivan R. Kenyon, 90, died Sept. 24 at Dawson Place Nursing Home
in Hill City. He was born March 11, 1910, in rural Graham County, the son
of Benedict Claudsley and Belle Boys Kenyon. He married Delena Conyac May
14, 1934, in Damar. A lifetime resident of the Bogue area, he was a farmer
and stockman.
Kenyon was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar Knights of
Columbus, Mens Service Club of Bogue and Farm Bureau. He was a founding
member of Bogue Pinochle Club and had been a member of the Bogue School
Board.
Survivors include his wife of Hill City; two sons, Gary Kenyon of Great
Bend and Alan Kenyon of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Marilyn Kay Pozas
of Glendale, Ariz., and Jolene Alexander of Ottawa; one sister, Eleanor
Ekman of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by three brothers, Everette Kenyon, Melvin Kenyon and
Wilbur Kenyon; and one sister, Mary Stephen.
A Christian wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Funeral will
be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Revs. Donald McCarthy and
Bill Kilian officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Damar.
Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer Chapel of Hill City and
from 7 p.m. until wake service at the church. Family will receive friends
from 7 p.m. until the wake on Wednesday, followed by fellowship in the
church basement. Memorials are suggested to Dawson Place, in care of the
funeral chapel.

Cora Rose Strosnider 1922-2000
MANHATTAN - Cora Rose Strosnider, 78, died Oct. 2 at Mercy Health Center in
Manhattan after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1922, at Manhattan,
the daughter of Roscoe and Theresa Helget Aspley. She was a graduate of
Sacred Heart Academy and St. Mary's School of Nursing in Manhattan. She
married Glenn U. Strosnider Aug. 19, 1947, in Manhattan. A resident of
Manhattan, she was a registered nurse and nursing supervisor at St. Mary's
Hospital, Manhattan.
Mrs. Strosnider was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Altar
Society and Postal Wives Auxiliary, all of Manhattan.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Michael Glenn
Strosnider and David Paul Strosnider, both of Asheville, N.C.; two
daughters, Rebecca Jo Blanton of Manhattan and Terry Sloan of Dodge City;
one brother, Roscoe Roland Aspley of Minnetonka, Minn.; two sisters,
Dorothy Lou Lukert of Topeka and Margie Lichtenhan of Dwight; 12
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, George Aspley; and one great-grandchild, Hannah Michele
Collins.
Rosary will be at 7 tonight at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home of Manhattan.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Revs.
Lawrence Grennan and Jerome Morgan officiating. Burial will be at St.
Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Elbow. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care of the funeral home.

Joseph 'Joe' F. Vratil 1914-2000
LARNED - Joseph "Joe" F. Vratil, 86, died Oct. 1 at Larned Health Care and
Living Center in Larned. He was born April 20, 1914, the son of Charles A.
and Stephina Louise Svatos Vratil. He married Willie Ann "Pearl" Garton
Dec. 5, 1935, at Larned. She died June 21, 1992. A lifetime resident of
Larned, he was an independent welder.
Vratil was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jo Gardner of Olathe and Sue Ellen
Sallee of Dodge City; one brother, Floyd Vratil of Pratt; three sisters,
Blanche Hagerman of Topeka, Esther Korf of Hanston and Ellen Raymer Lewis
of Modesta, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel of Larned
with the Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at the Larned
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.
until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested
to the donor's choice, in care of the mortuary.

Charles F. Riedel 1931-2000
OLMITZ - Charles F. Riedel, 69, died Oct. 1 at Clara Barton Hospital in
Hoisington.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke
Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Anna Jane Irey 1909-2000
Anna Jane Irey, 91, died Oct. 1 at Integrated Health Services in Great Bend.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Ruth E. Drake
GARFIELD - Ruth E. Drake died Oct. 1 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Long
Term Care in Larned.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Morell Funeral Home
in Larned.

David 'Buck' Griffin 1908-2000
LYONS - David "Buck" Griffin, 92, died Sept. 29 at Trego Lemke Memorial
Hospital in WaKeeney. He was born March 4, 1908, at Lyons, the son of Carey
and Myrtle Chewning Griffin. He attended Lyons High School. He married
Elsie E. Ford March 6, 1932, at Hutchinson. A resident of WaKeeney, coming
from rural Lyons, he was a farmer and stockman for 85 years.
Griffin was a member of First Christian Church of Lyons, Rice County Farm
Bureau and a former 4-H leader.
Survivors include his wife of WaKeeney; one son, Wendell Griffin of Larned;
one daughter, Connie Griffith of WaKeeney; one brother, Allison Griffin of
Lyons; four sisters, Opal Evers and Bessie Dueser French, both of Great
Bend, Loleta Schill of Geneseo and Alline Casteel of Lancaster, Mo.; six
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Arlene Griffin; one
brother, James W. "Bill" Griffin; and two sisters, Rena Amend and Pauline
Griffin.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Revs. Tom Eastman
and Tod Anthony officiating. Burial will be at Lyons City Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2-7 today at Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney and from 10
a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. Family will receive friends
from 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church or Trego Lemke Hospital Long Term Care Unit in WaKeeney, both in
care of the funeral home.

Luciel Thelma Corlett 1918-2000
Luciel Thelma Corlett, 82, died Sept. 29 at Great Bend. She was born June
26, 1918, at Udall, the daughter of George Earl and Zoe Thelma True
Yarbrough. She was a graduate of Winfield High School. She married John
Leonard Corlett in 1937 at Arkansas City. He preceded her in death. A
resident of Great Bend for 15 years, coming from Manvel, Texas, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Corlett attended the Presbyterian church. She was a licensed amateur
radio operator who patched many servicemen's calls to home from all over
the world.
Survivors include one son, John Corlett of Pearland, Texas; three brothers,
Jack Yarbrough of Whitewater, J.R. Yarbrough of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
and Bill Yarbrough of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Kay Busch of Wichita and
Ginger Dome of Topeka; and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Fryberger Mortuary Chapel in Great Bend
with the Rev. John Grummon officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to
service time Monday at the mortuary. Family will receive friends from 2
p.m. to service time Monday. Memorials are suggested to Veteran of Foreign
Wars Auxiliary, in care of the mortuary.

Diana K. 'Toni' Estes 1941-2000
RADIUM - Diana K. "Toni" Estes, 59, died Sept. 12 at Baptist Medical
Center, North Little Rock, Ark. She was born March 5, 1941, at Gothenburg,
Neb., the daughter of Floyd C. and Viola Evelyn Wallace Morris. She married
Glen Estes. A resident of Sherwood, Ark., formerly of Radium, she was a
homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Frank Kleckner of
Japan; one daughter, Laurie Devorak of Arlington, Texas; one stepson, Jeff
Estes of Omaha; one stepdaughter, Jody Jensen of Madrid, Iowa; one brother,
Lennie Morris of Wichita; three sisters, Marlene Lee and Mary Simmons, both
of Omaha, Neb., and Christy Koffman of Sherwood; and two grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one son, Steven Kleckner.
Graveside service was Sept. 15 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha.
Roller-Owens Funeral Home of North Little Rock was in charge of
arrangements.

William D. 'Bill' Johnson 1921-2000
GARFIELD - William D. "Bill" Johnson, 79, died Sept. 28 at Hodgeman County
Health Center in Jetmore. He was born June 13, 1921, in Pawnee County, the
son of William D. and Leona Grizzell Johnson. A Garfield resident since
1992, coming from San Antonio, Texas, he was a truck driver and maintenance
worker.
Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Watts of Spearman, Texas, Rebecca
John and Sarah Johnson, both of San Antonio, Texas; his stepmother,
Marjorie Johnson of Larned; two sisters, Odessa Nelson of Garfield and Anna
Belle Kirklan of Washington; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Rudy Cerullo officiating. Memorials are suggested to Pawnee County
Food Pantry, in care of Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

Louise M. Hanna 1908-2000
MOUNT HOPE - Louise M. Hanna, 92, died Sept. 29 at her home in Mount Hope.
She was born May 2, 1908, in rural Maize, the daughter of C.J. and Bessie
Woodman Nicholson. She married Bernard B. Hanna June 2, 1920, at Wichita.
He died Feb. 8, 1979. A longtime resident of Mount Hope, she was a
registered nurse and homemaker.
Mrs. Hanna was a member of Federated Church in Mount Hope.
Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Hanna of Burrton and Wayne E. Hanna
of Ellinwood; two sisters, Blanch Beal of Sedgwick and Mary Galyardt of
Wichita; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by two brothers, Paul Nicholson and Lee Nicholson; and one
great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev.
Daniel Ensz officiating. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There
will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the church or Hospice of
Sedgwick County, in care of Van Campen Funeral Home in Haven.

Clarence Zelenka 1911-2000
ELLSWORTH - Clarence Zelenka, 88, died Sept. 28 at Salina Regional Health
Center, Santa Fe Campus. He was born Dec. 24, 1911, at Wilson, the son of
John Sr. and Ella Hospodka Zelenka. He married Betty Hummel March 14, 1964.
A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, he was a retired mechanic for
Shanelec Implement and Lloyd Implement.
Zelenka was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, American
Legion Post 174 of Ellsworth and life member of Veteran of Foreign Wars
Post 3111 of Great Bend. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one stepdaughter, Marjorie Jensen
of Marion; and three stepgranddaughters. He was preceded in death by one
brother, John Zelenka Jr.; one sister, Ruby; one stepson, Richard; and
step-granddaughter, Shaun Marie Jensen.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth with
the Rev. Mark Kayser officiating. Burial will be at Ellsworth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to VFW Auxiliary Cancer Aid and Research of Great Bend Post 3111,
in care of the funeral home.

Gladys Pauline Brown 1910-2000
GARDEN CITY - Gladys Pauline Brown, 89, died Sept. 28 at Terrace Garden
Care Center in Garden City. She was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Timken, the
daughter of John J. and Anna Budde Wilhelm. She married Robert Gleeson
Brown Jan. 29, 1936, in Pratt. He died Jan. 6, 1996. A resident of Garden
City since 1983, coming from Kalvesta, she was a homemaker and a cook for
many years at Theoni School in Finney County.
Mrs. Brown was a member of First United Methodist Church in Garden City,
Cheerful Workers Club and Playmor Card Club, both of Kalvesta.
Survivors include one daughter, Marcille M. Wilke of Garden City; one
sister, Dorothy Koochel of Great Bend; six grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Gleeson
Brown; one daughter, Phylilis Gladys Brown; one brother, Virgil Wilhelm;
and one sister, Selma Dyer.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Robert Cousins
officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends
may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Garnand
Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to the church or
Make-a-Wish Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

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