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Donald E. Shaw 1923-2000
ALTON, Ill. - Donald E. Shaw, 77, died Aug. 9 at Anna Henry Nursing Home in
Edwardsville, Ill. He was born June 20, 1923, in Great Bend, the son of
James Shaw and Esther Bobeck Holbrook. He married Venida Steffen Spurgeon
Feb. 17, 1968, in Roxana, Ill. A resident of Alton, he was superintendent
with Hellrung Construction Company for 38 years. He retired in 1985.
Shaw was a member of Wood River Moose Lodge 1349, Alton Eagles and Veterans
of Foreign Wars.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home, two sons, four daughters, nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Private services were at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights,
Ill., with the Rev. Roy Gibbs officiating. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory
Gardens in Bethalto, Ill.

Raymond Howard Smith 1916-2000
LARNED - Raymond Howard Smith, 84, died Nov. 13, at Larned Healthcare and
Living Center. He was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Trousdale, the son of Jesse
H. and Mary Lillian Poindexter Smith. He married Juanita M. Woelk in Albert
on Oct. 14, 1940. A resident of Larned since 1939, he was a retired
oil-well driller.
Smith was a member, Sunday school teacher and trustee of Grace Lutheran
Church, a member of Fort Larned Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Fellow, all
of Larned.
Survivors include one son, Billy Smith of Great Bend; one daughter, Beverly
Wilson of Larned; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Smith and Bobby Smith.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church  with the Rev. David Parks
officiating. Burial will be at Point View Cemetery in Radium. Friends may
call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care of the funeral home.

Maxine R. Ledford 1919-2000
LARNED - Maxine R. Ledford, 81, died Nov. 13 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Newton,
the daughter of Jacob D. and Josephine Siebert Schmidt. She married Harold
Thomas Ledford April 3, 1945, in Larned. He died July 1, 1985. A lifetime
resident of Larned, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Fern Smith of Larned and Nell Thalheim of
McPherson. She was preceded in death by two sons, Loren Ledford and Kenneth
Ledford; three brothers, Dan Schmidt, Garfield Schmidt and Alfred Schmidt;
three sisters, Goda Jantz, Myrtle Haynes and Ella Pittenger.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Phil Ledford officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight and until
service time Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned.

Helen Price 1902-2000
CUNNINGHAM - Helen Price, 98, died Nov. 14. Survivors and funeral
arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend.

Ethel F. Phillips 1903-2000
LURAY - Ethel F. Phillips, 97, died Nov. 12 at Russell Regional Hospital.
She was born Ethel F. Bear June 5, 1903, in Russell County. She married
Arthur Phillips. He died in 1968. A life-time resident of Russell County,
she was a homemaker and clerk at Libal's Grocery in Luray.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of Luray United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women Luray Legion Auxiliary and Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary.
Survivors include one sister, May Funk of Russell. She was preceded in
death by four brothers, Dean Bear, Lee Bear, Lloyd Bear and Myrl Bear; and
one sister, Olive Bear.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Gay
Robertson officiating. Burial will be at  Russell City Cemetery. Friends
may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday
at Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home in Luray. Memorials are suggested to the
church or Luray American Legion Auxiliary, in  care of the funeral home.

Josephine Kreie 1916-2000
STAFFORD - Josephine Kreie, 84, died Nov. 11 at Hutchinson Hospital. She
was born Oct. 12, 1916, in rural Hudson, the daughter of Joseph and
Josephina Frenzl. She married Ira "Ike" Kreie April 17, 1937, in Pratt. He
died April 28, 1988. A resident of Stafford since 1993, coming from Turon
and Hudson, she was co-owner of Ike and Jo's Restaurant.
Mrs. Kreie was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in rural Hudson
and the Hudson Extension Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include one son, Bill Kreie of Ulysses; one daughter, Bonnie
Miller of Macksville; one sister, Grace Bland of Stafford; five
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
six brothers and four sisters.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. George
Redington officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are
suggested to the church or Stafford District Hospital, both in care of the
funeral chapel.

Bessie B. Frydendall 1906-2000
SMITH CENTER - Bessie B. Frydendall, 94, died Nov. 12 at the Parkview Care
Center in Osborne. She was born Nov. 7, 1906, near Dispatch in Jewell
County, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Simmelink Goheen. She married
Milo E. Frydendall March 16, 1927. He died in 1992. A resident of Smith
Center, she was a homemaker, city treasurer, and worked at Lemon Grocery
Store and Drug Store in Portis.
Mrs. Frydendall was a member of Portis United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women and the Prairie Larks Senior Citizens Club.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Frydendall of Ellinwood, Merrill
Frydendall of North Mankato, Minn., and Larry Frydendall of Belleville; two
daughters, Sue Ann Geiger of Salina and Gaylene Wiehl of Hutchinson; one
sister, Alice Lattin of Smith Center; 15 grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, LeRoy
Frydendall; two sisters, Oletha Vinsonhaler and Hazel Miller; and two
grandchildren, Curtis Frydendall and Mary Jane Frydendall.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Sherry
Clemons officiating. Burial will be at Downs Cemetery. Friends may call
from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Parkview
Care Center or the church, both in care of Domoney Funeral Home in Downs.

Raymond Howard Smith 1916-2000
LARNED - Raymond Howard Smith, 84, died Nov. 13 at Larned Healthcare and
Living Center.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Morell Funeral Home
in Larned.

Hannah Mae Peschka             1906-2000
Hannah Mae Peschka, 93, died Nov. 11 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 20, 1906, in Wilson, the
daughter of James E. and Hannah Driscoll Zamrzla. She married Wilbert J.
?Bud? Peschka Oct. 9, 1941, in Wilson. He died July 13, 1983. She was a
graduate of Fort Hays State University with a masters in elementary
education. A resident of Great Bend since 1983, coming form Susank, she was
an elementary school teacher for 42 years, including 30 years in the Susank
area, until her retirement in 1977.
Mrs. Peschka was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society,
Daughters of Isabella, Association of Retired Teachers of Barton County,
AAUW, American Association of Retired Persons and Fort Hays state University
Alumni Association.
Survivors include one brother, Ernest Ike Zamrzla of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
three sisters, Georginna Vopat of Plainsville and Margaret Soukup and Julia
Ann Zamrzla, both of Wilson. She was preceded in death by four brothers,
James  Zamrzla, John  Zamrzla, George  Zamrzla and Joe Zamrzla.
Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m. Monday at  Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with
the Rev. Warren Stecklien officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 tonight and 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the
funeral home.

Helen M. Cross 1922-2000
PRATT < Helen M. Cross, 78, died Nov. 10 at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 15, 1922, at Medicine Lodge, the daughter of John F. and
Grace M. Jones McGovney. She married Elmer E. Cross Dec. 28, 1941, at
Cunningham.  She was a graduate of Emporia State College. A resident of
Pratt since 1951, coming from Cunningham, she was a retired bookkeeper at
Pratt Community College.
Mrs. Cross was a member of First United Methodist Church, Esther Guild,
Pratt Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Retired Teachers Association,
Business and Professional Women, and was a local American Cancer Society
treasurer and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; five sons, John Cross of Great
Bend, Larry Cross of Denver, Colo., David Cross of Shorncliffe, Queensland,
Australia, and George Cross and Steven Cross, both of Pratt; three
daughters, Carol Freund of Cunningham, Kathleen Pugh of Sylvia and Susan
Parsons of Pratt; one brother, Albert  McGovney of Penalosa; 19
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Franklin McGovney; one sister, Esther Elliott; and one
grandson, Eric Cross.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Kendall Utt
and the Rev. Mike McGovney officiating. Burial will be at Greenlaw Cemetery
in Pratt. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt. Memorials are suggested to the church
or Pratt Regional Medical Center auxiliary, both in care of the mortuary.

Ralph Charles Elliott 1917-2000
TEAGUE, Texas < Ralph Charles Elliott, 83, died Nov. 10 at Temple, Texas. He
was born Oct. 1, 1917, at Dew, Texas. He married Mary Ann Elliott. He was a
operator for Union Carbide.
Elliott was a member of Odd Fellows of Teague and Veterans of Foreign Wars
of Texas City. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his spouse, of the home; two daughters, Mary E. Rose and
Carol A. Burch, both of Texas City, Texas; three brothers, Mervyn Elliott,
Bill Elliott and Clyde Elliott, all of Teague City; one sister, Gloria
Geppert of Conroe, Texas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by one son, Ralph Elliott Jr.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Ricks Chapel in Teague with the Rev. Karl
Tewold officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Teague.

Sister Angela Leiker 1915-2000
Sister Angela Leiker, 85, died Nov. 10 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born March 10, 1915, in Walker as Lucy
Mathilda Leiker, the daughter of Peter and Angela Befort Leiker. She entered
the Dominican Sisters? Community May 24, 1930, and pronounced her first vows
Aug. 17, 1933. She celebrated 55 years of religious profession in 1998.
Sister Angela ministered in domestic work on Dominican Sisters? mission; in
1983, she became the receptionist in the surgery waiting room at CKMC. She
also cared for the aged in homes and in the convent infirmary and was a
teacher?s aide in Schulte.
Survivors include one brother, Henry Leiker of Salina; six sisters, Leona
Zerr of Hays, Alma Stevenson of Montrose, Colo., Mary Thiel of Hotchkiss,
Colo., Wilda Brack of Wellington, Colo., Alice Espinosa of Lafayette, Colo.,
and Lynn Henry of Fort Morgan, Colo.
Wake service will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Dominican Chapel of the
Plains in Great Bend. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the convent
with the Rev. Frank Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Sisters?
Calvary Cemetery in Great Bend. Friends may call at the convent from 11 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday. Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to
Dominican Sisters, Office of Mission and Ministry, 3600 Broadway, Great
Bend.

Rogelio Ramirez 1958-2000
Alejandro "Alex" Ramirez 1988-2000
Maira Lorena Ramirez 1989-2000
JUAN ALDAMA, MEXICO < Rogelio Ramirez, 43, his son Alex, 12, and his
daughter, Maira Lorena, 10, of 2115 Monroe, died Nov. 5 near Juan Aldama,
Zac., Mexico, as a result of an automobile accident. Rogelio was born Dec.
6, 1958 in Juan Aldama, the son of Margarito and Antonia Ramirez. A resident
of Great Bend, he worked for 15 years in the production department at Great
Bend Packing.
Alejandro ?Alex? was born March 9, 1988, in Great Bend. He attended the
sixth grade at Park Elementary School.
Maira Lorena was born Dec. 26, 1989, in Great Bend. She attended the fourth
grade at Park Elementary School.
Survivors include their wife and mother, Carmen, of the home, four sons and
brothers, Fernando Ramirez and George Ramirez, who  attend Fort Hays State
University in Hays, and Anthony Ramirez and Miguel Ramirez of the home; and
father and grandfather Margarito Ramirez, of the home. Also lost in the
accident were Rogelio?s mother Antonia and brother Pedro.
Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Great
Bend. Funds to help defray the family?s expenses are established at First
Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Landmark Federal Savings or Farmers Bank
and Trust, all of Great Bend.

Gary P. Sokola 1941-2000
DODGE CITY < Gary P. Sokola, 59, died Nov. 8 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Aug. 31, 1941, at
Detroit, Mich., the son of Peter and Marie Kobielski Sokola. A Dodge City
resident for two years, coming from Indianapolis, Ind., he was a self
employed machinist.
Sokola was deputy director of competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
from 1987 to 1998, president and business manager of Southern California
Racing Association from 1978 to 1987, and former general manager and
promoter of Dodge City Raceway Park.
Survivors include one son, Mark Sokola of Costa Mesa, Calif.; one daughter,
Lauraie Simon of Laguna Beach, Calif.; parents, of Grass Valley, Calif.; and
one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one sister.
The body was cremated and a service will be held at a later date in Grass
Valley, Calif. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. today at 1818 Fairway Drive in
Dodge City. Memorials can be sent to the Gary Sokola Memorial Fund, 1818
Fairway Drive, Dodge City. Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, is in charge of
local arrangements.

Ervin J. Linsner 1916-2000
HOISINGTON - Ervin J. Linsner, 84, died Nov. 8 at his home in Hoisington.
He was born May 1, 1916, in Barton County, the son of Robert W. and Anna
Werner Linsner. He married Edna B. Esfeld June 26, 1941, in Wichita. She
died Sept. 19, 1990. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a farmer,
cattleman and salesman for McPherson Insurance.
Linsner was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the
Knights of Columbus, both of Hoisington; board of directors of United
Agriculture in Galatia and the recipient of Conservation Bankers Award. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sons, Kirby Linsner and Don Linsner, both of
Hoisington, and Elwyn Linsner of McPherson; seven grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert
Linsner; and two sisters, Mary Debes and Helen Pratt.
Vigil services will be at 7 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington, followed by Knights of Columbus rosary. Funeral will be at 10
a.m. Saturday at the church in Hoisington with the Rev. Pascal Klein
officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Catholic cemetery in Hoisington,
followed by military graveside services by the Veterans of Foreign Wars
7428 and American Legion Post 286. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or Ervin J. Linsner
Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Eva Lee Briscoe 1910-2000
Eva Lee Briscoe, 89, died Nov. 6 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose
Campus in Great Bend, She was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Pratt, the daughter of
Henry and Jesse Cable Blanton. She married Amzie Briscoe July 21, 1934, in
Great Bend. He died April 22, 1985. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she
was a housewife.
Mrs. Briscoe was a member of Myers Chapel AME and T.O.P.S., both of Great
Bend.
Survivors include two sisters, Mae DuPree of Wichita and Bessie M. Bibbs of
Aurora, Colo. She was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Blanton; and
one sister, Cecil Young.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend
with the Rev. Loyse Clay officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-9
p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church, in care of the funeral home.

Elton Gene Miller 1920-2000
Elton Gene Miller, 80, died Nov. 8 at Hutchinson Hospital. He was born
Sept. 24, 1920, in Brownswood, Texas, the son of Jake and Iris McCurdy
Miller. He married Margaret M. Kirkman Aug. 3, 1973, in Great Bend. A
resident of Great Bend for 40 years coming from Wichita, he was an
oil-field supply salesman.
Miller was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge. He was a U.S. Marine and served in
World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; and two sisters, Madge Ryder of
Tulsa, Okla., and Helen Heck of Albuquerque, N.M.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev.
Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, both
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick School
Endowment fund, in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd Marvin Clason 1915-2000
SEDGWICK - Lloyd Marvin Clason, 85, died Nov. 8 at Halstead Hospital. He
was born Feb. 20, 1915, in Lamar, Colo., the son of Will A. and Dollie C.
Burton Clason. He married Stella Mae Mann July 28, 1934, in Osceola, Mo.
She died Nov. 24, 1977. A resident of Sedgwick coming from Halstead and
Pawnee Rock, he was a retired mechanic and welder. He was a former city
councilman and police judge in Pawnee Rock.
Clason was a member of Sedgwick Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Elsie May Baxter of Sedgwick, Joyce Ann
Smiley of Emporia and Laurel Glee Herrington of Olathe; 11 grandchildren;
26 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one daughter, Dollie Lenora Clason; four brothers, Ralph Hudson
Clason, Walter Adelbert Clason, Wilbur Burton Clason and Willis Vincent
Clason; two sisters, Sarah Evalena Molyneux and Elsie Mae Morton.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Richard
Simmons officiating. Burial will be at Halstead Cemetery. Friends may call
from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead. Memorials are
suggested to the Hertzler Research Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Winifred 'Winnie' Weathers 1930-2000
SALINA - Winifred "Winnie" Weathers, 70, died Nov. 8 at her home in Salina.
She was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Mena, Ark. She married Winton K. "Stormy"
Weathers. He died in 1988.  A resident of Salina, she was a machine
operator at Tony's Pizza Service in Salina.
Survivors include one son, Gary Weathers of Salina; three daughters, Jean
Weathers-Platz of Topeka, Laura Weathers of Salina and Mary Edith
Schlarbaum of Chehalis, Wash.; two brothers, Joe Watson and George Watson,
both of Mena; one sister, Marie Trest of Shreveport, La.; and five
grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary with the Rev. Katherine
Pitts officiating. Private family graveside services will be at Gypsum Hill
Cemetery in Salina. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and the family will
receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m., both Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials
are suggested to American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.

Joshua James Warner 1983-2000
HOLYROOD - Joshua James Warner, 17, died Nov. 8 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Feb. 4, 1983, at
Great Bend, the son of Gene and Cheryl Barta Warner. A lifetime resident of
Holyrood, he was a Quivira Heights High School student.
Warner was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holyrood.
Survivors include his parents of the home; grandparents, Bill and Ladona
Griffis of Lyons, Gene and JoAnne Warner and Kenneth and Mary Barta, all of
Holyrood; and great-grandmother, Lola Shuttleworth of Geneseo.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Funeral Home in
Ellsworth. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard's Catholic
Church in Ellsworth with the Rev. Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial will
be at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Holyrood. Friends may
call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
the Joshua J. Warner Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Christopher 'Chris' Scott Earegood 1966-2000
LARNED - Christopher "Chris" Scott Earegood, 34, died Nov. 8 at Western
Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. He was born Feb. 5, 1966, in Larned, the son of David
Wayne and Frances Vieyra Earegood. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a
licensed practical nurse and was in the Dodge City Community College
nursing program.
Earegood was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Alan Stapleton Earegood of Larned; his
father of Camdenton, Mo.; his mother of Larned; two sisters, Elizabeth
Earegood and Erin Earegood, both of Larned; and grandparents, Martha
Earegood of Larned, Edmond Earegood of Great Bend and Basilia Vieyra of
Hutchinson.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the
Rev. James Roth officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery with
military honors. Friends may call until 8 tonight, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at the chapel.

Rhonda Mable Oller 1897-2000
Rhonda Mable Oller, 102, died Nov. 7 at Integrated Health Services in Great
Bend. She was born Dec. 6, 1897, in Latham, the daughter of John W. and
Katie Stucky Parr. She married Walter W. Oller Dec. 21, 1916, in Wichita.
He died Sept. 11. 1967. She was a clerk in Dillion's bakery in Pratt. She
retired in 1966.
Mrs. Oller was a member of First Assembly of God in Pratt.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Hoeme of Pratt; 11 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one son, Kenneth Oller; four daughters, Helen Wood, Dorothy
Greenstreet, Roberta Chester and Ruby Davis; and two granddaughters.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Pratt with
the Rev. Rick Burwick officiating. Burial will be at Shelman Cemetery in
Cunningham. Friends may call until 9 p.m. tonight, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, both at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. to service
time Saturday, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, in
care of the funeral home.

Elton G. Miller 1920-2000
Elton G. Miller. 80, died Nov. 8, 2000 at Hutchinson Hospital. Survivors
and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend.

Marjorie A. Schmitt 1932-2000
BELOIT  - Marjorie A. Schmitt, 68, died Nov. 8 at Salina Regional Health
Center, Sante Fe. Campus. She was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Beloit, the
daughter of Frank and Eulalia Magette. A life long resident of Beloit, she
was a homemaker. She married Donald Schmitt. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Schmitt was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ladies
Guild, Catholic Daughters of the America, Poinsettia and Beloit Women's
Golf Association.
Survivors include two sons, Carmen Schmitt of Great Bend and Dale Schmitt
of Beloit; three daughters, Beverly Porter of Glen Elder, Marilyn Timbers
of Tipton and Patricia 'Pat' Huffman of Beloit; three brothers, Louis
Magette of Tipton, Larry Magette of Topeka and Stephen Magette of Claflin;
one sister, Jan McGranahan of Rosville; and 14 grandchildren.
Parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Henry Baxa
officiating, followed by  the Catholic Daughters of American Rosary, both
at St. John's Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
the church. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Beloit. Friends may
call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and after 5:30 p.m.
Friday, all at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Memorial
Trust Fund or Solomon Valley Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Clara Geneva Schugart            1915-2000
Clara Geneva Schugart, 85, died Nov. 5 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born March 25, 1915, in Olmitz, the
daughter of Clarence E. and Margaret Murdy Boyle. She married Alvin Schugart
Dec. 11, 1938, in Olmitz. He died July 19, 1983. A resident of Great Bend
since 1947, coming from Mobile, Ala., she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Schugart was a member of Central Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Merkle of Bothell, Wash.; and two
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Karst and
Myrtle Cook.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Great Bend
with the Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
and 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested
to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Anna Lucy Heinz                1913-2000
ELLINWOOD < Anna Lucy Heinz, 86, died Nov. 8 at Ellinwood District Hospital following a long illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1913, in rural Ellinwood, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine
Bieberle Heinz. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she had farming and cattle interests.
Miss Heinz was a member Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin.
Survivors include one sister, Lucy Anna Heinz of Ellinwood. She was preceded
in death by two brothers, Leo Heinz and Jacob Heinz.
Altar Society rosary will be at 3 p.m. Thursday and parish wake service will
be at 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Kimple Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 10:30
a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. David Flagor officiating. Burial
will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery north of Ellinwood. Friends may
call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested
to Ellinwood Hospital Auxiliary.

Dan Wesley Clements            1931-2000
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. < Dan Wesley Clements, 69, died Nov. 5 at his home in
North Platte. He was born April 18, 1931, in Hays, the son of Noiland Roscoe
and Maggie Ella Fleming Clements. He married Rowetta M. Sparr in Aug. 1954,
in Hays. He married Glenda L. Houchin in June 1970. She died. A resident of
North Platte, coming from Ainsworth, he was a finish carpenter. He also
worked in the oil fields as a truck driver and roughneck.
Clements was on the board of directors of the North Platte Senior Center. He
served in the U.S. Marines from 1951-1953 and was in the reserves until
1959.
Survivors include nine daughters, Rhonda Boese, Barbara Espinosa, Beverly
Shuey, all of Great Bend, Rita Clements of Lyons, Mary Gamble of Sylvia,
Linda Gibson of Sutherland, Neb., and Terri Friedrich, Kim Heinis and
Danella Clements, all of North Platte; one son, William OBill? Clements of
Great Bend; 31 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruby Clements; and two brothers,
Niland S. Clements and Cleo F. Clements.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Odean Colonial Chapel at C and
Sycamore in North Platte with the Rev. Ron Lauber officiating. Burial will
be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Plainville Cemetery. Friends may call before
service time on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the Great Plains
Hospice, in care the funeral home.

Stella A. Schlehuber            1905-2000
Stella A. Schlehuber, 95,  died Nov. 7.
Survivors include one son, Bryan Schlehuber of Cement, Okla.; three
daughters, Gloria Saling of Great Bend, Iris Dawn Durham of Lake Hills,
Texas and Donna Jenkins of Hays; one brother, Robert Bilyeu of Dexter; one
sister, Lela Stanford of Garden City; 11 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at White Chapel Memorial
Gardens in Wichita. Old Mission Mortuary in Wichita is in charge of funeral
arrangements.

Scott Alan Nichols Mark        1961-2000
NICKERSON < Scott Alan Nichols Mark, 39, died Nov. 6 at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1961, in Hutchinson, the son of John and Edna Elliott
Keeler. A resident of Nickerson since 1987, coming from Hutchinson, he was a
surgery technician for Central Kansas Medical Center.
Mark served in the U.S. Army and was  a first class seaman in the Navy.
Survivors include his parents; and two sisters, Kim Scantlin of
Fayetteville, Ark., and Heather Lassman of Wichita.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend
with the Rev. Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday
at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson. Friends may call from 5-9 today, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. until service time Friday, all at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American Red Cross or American
Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Eva Lee Briscoe 1910-2000
Eva Lee Briscoe, 89, died Nov. 6 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose
Campus in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 13, 1910. Arrangements are pending
with Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Paul E. Damm 1920-2000
Paul E. Damm, 80, died Nov. 6 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose
Campus in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 22, 1920, the son of the late Harry
Damm and Charles and Katherine Hall. He married Eileen M. Dreiling May 3,
1947, in the Great Bend. She died Dec. 24, 1984. A lifetime resident of
Great Bend, he was  retired from the Larned State Hospital paint department.
Damm was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, both
of Great Bend. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served in
the 77th Artillery.
Survivors include three sons, Larry and Helen Damm of Wichita, Gary and
Robbie Damm of Derby and Jerry Damm of Great Bend; four daughters, Jeanne
and John McDonald of Larned, Aleta and Steve Ehrlich of Great Bend, Jan and
Mike Rousselot of Littleton, Colo. and Rita and Bruce Pinkall of Pratt; one
sister, Loretta Eckert of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and one
great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one sister, Aleta Damm.
Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Knights of
Columbus Rosary at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Funeral
will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great
Bend with the Rev. Marvin Reif officiating. Burial will be at the Great
Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight and 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Rose Catholic
Church in Great Bend, in care of the funeral home.

Ben Earl Smith 1910-2000
SEATTLE, Wash. - Ben Earl Smith, 90, died Nov. 4 at Pinehurst Park Terrace
in Seattle. He was born Aug. 17, 1910, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Peter and
Lena Schmidt. He married Lillian Mae Dring Oct. 12, 1931. She died June
1988. A resident of Salina since 1971, he worked as a docking clerk for
Santa Fe Railroad for 32 years and had worked earlier at Armour Creamery in
Great Bend.
Smith was a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and Eagles Lodge, all of Salina. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II, serving in the infantry.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Smith of Seattle, Richard Smith of
Hamburg, N.J., and Pete Smith of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina with
the Rev. Jack Ropp officiating. Inurnment will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Salina Hospice, in
care of the mortuary.

Clara Geneva Schugart 1915-2000
Clara Geneva Schugart, 85, died Nov. 5 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Gerald Keith Kerbs 1934-2000
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Gerald Keith Kerbs, 66, died Oct. 27 at Scripps Green
Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was born May 26, 1934, in Claflin, the son
of R.E. and Elizabeth Kerbs. He married Jane Warner Feb. 2, 1957, at Dodge
City. He was a 1952 graduate of Great Bend High School and a 1957 graduate
of Kansas State University. A resident of Escondido since 1970, coming from
Great Bend and Boulder, Colo., he was western regional sales manager for S
and K Sales Company.
Kerbs was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and played baseball for KSU. He
played minor league baseball in the Ben Johnson Independent League.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Michael Kerbs of
Riverside, Calif., and Timothy Kerbs of Escondido; two daughters, Lisa
Fitzpatrick of Escondido and Laurie Dolan of High Point, N.C.; one brother,
Warren Kerbs of Oviedo, Fla.; two sisters, Alice Hopkins of Overland Park
and Darlene Mathers of Great Bend; nine grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
Prayer service was held Oct. 31 at Church of the Resurrection in Escondido.
Funeral Mass was Nov. 1 at the church with the Rev. Neal Dolan officiating.
Burial was at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to
International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, No. 206, North
Hollywood, CA 91607-3421 or the church, 1445 Conway Drive, Escondido, CA
92027. Allen Brothers Mortuary of San Marcos, Calif., was in charge of
arrangements.

Dorothy Maxine Stump 1921-2000
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - Dorothy Maxine Stump 79, died Oct. 27 at her home in
Friendswood. She was born March 21, 1921, in Pawnee County near Pawnee
Rock, the daughter of John Walter and Esther Alveda Larson Stump. She was a
longtime resident of Friendswood.
Survivors include one sister, Nolene Whiteside of Fort Scott. She was
preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Leonard Stump.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Rob Schmutz officiating. Cremation took place in Texas. Friends may
call from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday at the Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Memorials are suggested to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, in care of
the funeral home.

Betty Jean Duft 1925-2000
STERLING - Betty Jean Duft, 74, died Nov. 4 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was
born Dec. 25, 1925, in Sterling, the daughter of Arthur and Lydia Elliott
Proffitt. She married Willard C. Duft Sept. 26, 1946, at Lexington, Neb. A
lifetime resident of Sterling, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Duft was a member of United Methodist church in Alden, American Legion
Auxiliary and Silver Threads, both of Sterling.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Randy Duft of Kansas
City and Jack Duft of Sterling; two daughters, Sandra Wilcox of Great Bend
and Marla Romesburg of Garden City; two brothers, Harold Proffitt and
Gerald Proffitt, both of Alden; 11 grandchildren; and 15
great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. William
Stapleton officiating. Burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday at Sillin Funeral Home in Sterling.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Vincent H. 'Ging' Schrepel 1949-2000
Vincent H. "Ging" Schrepel, 51, died Nov. 2 at his home in Great Bend. He
was born Sept. 4, 1949, at Great Bend, the son of Alvin Frederick and
Dolores C. Kittel Schrepel. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was
drilling superintendent for Allen Drilling in Great Bend for 20 years and a
former employee of Essex Corporation of Hoisington and Western Power
Company in Great Bend.
Schrepel was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include one brother, Alvin F. Schrepel of Great Bend; his
companion, Romona Newsome of Great Bend; and one stepson, Noble Wayne
Duncan of Wichita.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend
with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend
Public Library or donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Jessie Bailey 1918-2000
Jessie Bailey, 81, died Nov. 3 at Great Bend. She was born Nov. 26, 1918,
at Sylvia, the daughter of Homer A. and Allie Vanlandingham Stewart. She
married Raymond M. Bailey June 1, 1948, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He died
March 15, 1993. A resident of Great Bend since 1950, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of First United Methodist Church and Ladies Elks,
both of Great Bend.
Survivors include one daughter, Candy Bailey Spangenberg of Great Bend. She
was preceded in death by one son, Milton R. Bailey; and 16 brothers and
sisters.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hazen Cemetery in rural
Sylvia. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Great Bend Family
Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or
Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice of Great Bend, in care of
Hays-Christians Funeral Home in Lindsborg.

Joyce Maskus Koehn 1939 -2000
HAYS - Joyce Maskus Koehn, 61, died Nov. 1 at Via St. Francis Hospital in
Wichita, from injuries suffered in a car-pedestrian accident in Hays. She
was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Dodge City, the daughter of George Paul and Alta
Evans Morris Maskus. She was a graduate of Dodge City High School and
Emporia State Teachers College. A resident of Hays, she was a teacher at
the Reed Center in Hays and was a foreign exchange student sponsor for
several years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hays.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Niehardt of Denver, Colo.; six
brothers, Paul Maskus of Tulsa, Okla., Jack Maskus of Kansas City, Mo., Bob
Maskus of Dodge City, Bill Maskus of Jetmore, Jim Maskus of Liberal and
Richard Maskus; three sisters, Jean Bushell of Dodge City, Phyllis Weiss of
Offerle and Helen Wetzel of Great Bend; and one granddaughter, Barbara
Niehardt of the home.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Arthur L. Morin
officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Lutheran
Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may call from 6-8 tonight at Brock's North
Hill Chapel in Hays. Memorials are suggested to Barbara Niehardt Education
Fund, in care of the funeral chapel.

Norma Jean Maxwell 1926-2000
LYONS - Norma Jean Maxwell, 74, died Nov. 1 at Lyons District Hospital in
Lyons. She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Lyons, the daughter of William R.
and Bessie Ann Duke Miller. She married Cecil Dean Maxwell Feb. 25, 1946,
in Little River. He died June 20, 1989. A lifetime resident of Lyons, she
was a grocery clerk for Stowits IGA and an employee at Kit Road Ranger of
McPherson.
Mrs. Maxwell was a member of First Christian Church, the American Legion
Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, all of Lyons. She was a
member of the former Lyons Women's Bowling Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Hensley of Chino, Calif.; two
brothers, Don W. Miller of San Jose, Calif., and Virgil I. Miller of
Burley, Idaho; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by one brother, Marion Miller.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons with the
Rev. Tom Eastman officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery in
Lyons. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the Kansas Lung
Association, in care of the funeral home.

Fern V. Koons 1909-2000
LYONS - Fern V. Koons, 91, died Nov. 1 at Lyons District Hospital in Lyons.
She was born June 8, 1909, in Ellinwood, the daughter of Edward J. and
Amelia Tank Christiansen. She graduated from Ellinwood High School. She
married Marvin Grady Koons Oct. 12, 1930, near Alden. He died Feb. 7, 2000.
A longtime resident of Lyons, she was a farmwife and homemaker.
Mrs. Koons was a member of First Baptist Church in Lyons and Valley
Homemakers.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Koons and Fred Koons, both of Lyons. two
brothers, Wellman Christiansen of Springfield, Colo., and Edward J.
Christansen Jr. of Walsh, Colo.; one sister, Flossie Pearson of Gresham,
Ore.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in
death by six brothers and sisters, including Bea Unruh and Thelma Sporn;
and one granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church in Lyons with the Rev.
Gary Karas officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2-7 tonight at the Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials
are suggested to Lyons District Hospital Swingbed, in care of the funeral
home.

Paul Rudolph Muller 1933-2000
METAIRIE, La. - Paul Rudolph Muller, 67, died Oct. 26 at East Jefferson
Hospital In Metairie. He was born in 1933 in New Orleans, the son of
Raymond J. and Vinette Reams Muller. He married Bernadine Steiner. A
resident of Metairie for the past 38 years, he was a retired vice president
of Distribution International and SIG-Southwest in Houston.
Muller was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and Shrine. He was U.S.
Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons, Paul "Randy" Muller,
Steven Muller, Kevin Muller and Kurt Muller; five daughters, Diane Pugh,
Sandra McCall, Sharon Nelson, Nancy Muller and Patricia Muller; his mother;
one brother, Raymond J. Muller, Jr.; two sisters, Claire DeLouise and
Cynthia Sabo; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Funeral mass was held at the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home with burial at
Lake Lawn Park. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Vincent H. Schrepel 1949-2000
Vincent H. Schrepel, 51, of Great Bend died Nov. 2 at his home. Survivors
and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend.

Doris Louise Keller 1916-2000
SEWARD - Doris Louise Keller, 84, died Oct. 31 at Forest Hills Nursing Home
in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was born July 8, 1916, in Pawnee Rock, the
daughter of William and Della Nash Rose. She married Orville Bordewick Aug.
18, 1934, in Seward. He died May 20, 1957. She married Charlie L. Keller on
December 30, 1970, in Seward. He died March 27, 1988. A resident of Broken
Arrow for 11 years, coming from Seward, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Keller was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Altar
Society in Seward.
Survivors include three sons, William Donald Bordewick of Seward, Jerome
Orville Bordewick of Dubuque, Iowa and John LeRoy Bordewick of Roper, N.C.;
one daughter, Barbara Rose McAllister of Broken Arrow; two step-sons, James
L. Keller of Garden City and Marvin Keller of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one
step-daughter, Janice M. Becker of Hutchinson; one sister, Pearl
Fritzemeier of Stafford; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 15
step-grandchildren; and 32 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by a sister, Bertha Estes and a step-son, Norman C. Keller.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home. Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Rene Guesnier
officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Seward.
Friends may call from 1-9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to the church or the Alzheimer's Association.

Richard "Dick" R. Lang 1922-2000
ELLINWOOD - Richard 'Dick' R. Lang, 78, died Nov. 1 at his home in
Ellinwood. He was born March 22, 1922, in Ness City, the son of Adam A. and
Katherine Meis Lang. He married Louise A. Erny Aug. 9, 1947, in Hutchinson.
A resident of Ellinwood, he was a retired production foreman with W. L.
Hartman Oil Comany after 37 years of employment.
Lang was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the American Legion and
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Ellinwood. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II, serving during the Battle of the Bulge in the European
theater.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Donald V. Lang of
Ellinwood and Robert E. Lang of Piedmont, Okla.; two daughters, Barbara
Chulufas of Harrisonville, Mo. and Laurie Fickel of Garden City; two
brothers, Alden Lang of Hutchinson and Ernie Lang of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
three sisters, Albertina Albracht of Tilden, Neb., Virginia Lindsey of
Wichita and Mildred Ensz of Hutchinson; 16 grandchildren; and 15
great-granchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Lang;
three brothers, Paul Lang, Herman Lang and Arthur Lang; three sisters,
Martina, Florence and Lora Jean.
Altar society rosary will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Kimple Funeral Home in
Ellinwood.. Parish vigil will be 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Funeral will
be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church in Ellinwood with the Rev. David
Flagor officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in
Ellinwood. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested
to the Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Richard R. 'Dick' Lang 1922-2000
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Tribune, the name of Richard
R. "Dick" Lang's daughter was misspelled. It should have read Laura Fickel.

Nelda Leona Ackley 1905-2000
ST. JOHN - Nelda Leona Ackley, 94, died Oct. 29 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 9, 1905, in
Alfalfa County, Okla., the daughter of Amor and Sarah Jefferies. She was a
1924 graduate of Kiowa High School and a 1928 graduate of Southwestern
College at Winfield. She married Millard Charles Ackley Aug. 17, 1929, in
Alfalfa County. He died Oct. 11, 1993. A resident of St. John since 1932,
coming from Iowa, she was a homemaker and teacher at Hardtner.
Mrs. Ackley was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hesparian Club,
a charter member of Mothers Club II and a 25-year member of Golden Belt
Campers, all of St. John.
Survivors include two sons, Millard Ackley Jr. of Haysville and Thomas
Ackley of St. John; three daughters, Beverly McGee of Dallas, Texas, Mona
Atkins of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Nancy Clarkson of Arkansas City; one
brother, Vernon Jefferies of Wichita; nine grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in
death by one brother, one sister and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel in St. John with the
Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park
Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call from 1-8 tonight at the funeral
chapel. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Women in St. John, in
care of the funeral chapel.

Grace Feese 1899-2000
ST. JOHN - Grace Feese, 101, died Oct. 30 at Leisure Homestead in St. John.
She was born Sept. 19, 1899, in St. John, the daughter of John and Mary
Long. She married C.J. Witcher and Hillary Feese. Both preceded her in
death. A resident of St. John since 1973, coming from Hutchinson, she was a
practical nurse.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy John of St. John; one
step-daughter, Marjorie Burlingame of Springfield, Mo.; one grandchild; two
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by one daughter, Helen Gwen; one step-son, Clair Witcher; one
step-daughter, Marjorie Burlington; two sisters, Florence DeSelms and Pearl
Goerke; andtwo grandsons.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fairview Park Cemetery in
St. John with the Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers officiating.Friends may call from
1-8 p.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel in St. John. Memorials are suggested to
donor's choice, in care of the funeral chapel.

Juanita Faye Crawford 1900-2000
LARNED - Juanita Faye Crawford, 100, died Oct. 30 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born July 23, 1900, at
Bonaparte, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Jessie Canning Mohler. She
married Walter M. Crawford Sr. in Larned. He died in 1943. A Larned
resident since 1920, she was a buyer for Lischesky's in Larned and a
homemaker.
Mrs. Crawford was a member of United Methodist Church and past president of
the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Larned.
Survivors include one son, Walter M. Crawford of Larned; one daughter Mary
Alice Hawes of Larned; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald
Eugene Crawford and Rollin Dean Crawford; one brother, Max Mohler; and one
sister, Vernona Mohler.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Larned Cemetery with
the Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Friends may call from until 8 tonight,
and until noon Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Memorials
are suggested to donor's choice in care of the mortuary.

Doris Louise Keller 1916-2000
BROKEN HILLS, Okla. - Doris Louise Keller, 84, died Oct. 31 at Forest Hills
in Broken Arrow.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Phyllis Ann Wendler 1951-2000
GARDEN CITY - Phyllis Ann Wendler, 49, died Oct. 29 at her home in Garden
City. She was born Sept. 25, 1951, in Wichita, the daughter of Frances and
Mary Dinkel Farmer. She was a graduate of Scott Community High School. She
was the first woman to graduate Summa Cum Laude in economics from Fort Hays
State University. She was a 1980 graduate of University of Kansas Law
School. A resident of Garden City since 1982, she worked for the law firms
of Jochems, Sargant & Blaes, Curfman, Harris, Wiegand & Depew and became a
full partner in 1985 in the Friesen & Wendler law firm.
She was a charter member of Big Brothers and Big Sister, member of American
Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Bar Association
and Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Survivors include one son, Dodge Wendler of Overland Park; her mother of
Scott City; and two sisters, Teresa Farmer of Great Bend and Doris Farmer
of Wichita.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at  Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City
with the Rev. Randy Caddell officiating. Graveside service will be at 3
p.m. Friday at Scott County Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 tonight and
from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to the Phyllis Wendler Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral
home.

Donald Dean Martin 1936-2000
DODGE CITY - Donald Dean Martin, 64, died Oct. 30. He was born March 20,
1936, in Chase County, the son of George H. and Marie Martin. He attended
schools in Chase County and Colorado. He married Dorothy Duke. A resident
of Dodge City, he was a retired farmer and rancher, owning and operating
Double D Quarter Horses.
Martin was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Randy Martin of Great
Bend, Brian Martin of Bucklin and Brad Martin of Wichita; two daughters,
Terry Garcia of Dodge City and Donna Jones of Lakin; his mother of
Cottonwood Falls; one brother, Harold Martin of San Antonio, Texas; one
sister, Darlene Robertson of Moorhead, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home
in Cottonwood Falls. Burial will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to
the family, in care of the funeral home.

George A. 'Corky' Smith 1939-2000
AURORA, Colo. - Additional survivors of George A. "Corky" Smith, 61, who
died Oct. 9 in Aurora, are one daughter, Tara Smith of Great Bend; one
stepson, Brett Maris of Atwood; one stepdaughter, Traci Otipoby of Great
Bend; and three grandchildren.

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