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Willa Peer Start 1909-2000
MCCRACKEN - Willa Peer Start, 91, died Dec. 29 at Ransom. She was born June
5, 1909, northeast of McCracken, the daughter of Clarence Nelsen and Maude
Edith Hanel Peer. She married Albert W. Start Dec. 28, 1925. He died March
7, 1959. A lifetime resident of Rush County, she was a farmer, school cook,
clerk at a drug store and substitute mail carrier for 42 years.
Mrs. Start was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of McCracken.
Survivors include one sister, Lena Lee Kindsvatter of Pueblo, Colo. She was
preceded in death by two brothers, Bennie C. Peer and an infant; and one
sister, Mannetta Petdigo.
Vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in La
Crosse with the Rev. Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at La
Crosse Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Willa Start Memorial, in care of
the funeral home.

Lester J. Ummen 1926-2000
Lester J. Ummen, 74, died Dec. 29 at Halstead Hospital in Halstead. He was
born Sept. 16, 1926, at Great Bend, the son of John Jacob and Wilhemina
Marie Hemken Ummen. He married Ruth Riemann Feb. 14, 1960, at Great Bend. A
life-time resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
Ummen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend Co-op board,
Clarence Township board and American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Mark A. Ummen of Springfield, Va.; one
daughter, Karla Eisele of Westminster, Colo.; one sister, Edna Enerson of
Stanley, N.D.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two
sisters, Esther Enerson and Evelyn Ummen.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Gary
W. Teske officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1-9 tonight and from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the church or Great Bend
Humane Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Rosa L. Hagerman 1907-2000
RUSH CENTER - Rosa L. Hagerman, 93, died Dec. 30 at Hays. Survivors and
funeral arrangements will be announced by Janousek Funeral Home in La
Crosse.

Jack Allen 1922-2000
HOISINGTON - Jack Allen, 78, died Dec. 29 at his residence in rural
Hoisington. He was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Drumright, Okla., the son of Lee
Bryant and Susie Wright Allen. He married Maxine Norland Feb. 6, 1943, at
McPherson. A resident of rural Hoisington, coming from Galva, McPherson and
Great Bend, he was a supervisor with Mistletoe Express and retired
production foreman for Allen Drilling.
Allen was a member of First Christian Church in Hoisington, Great Bend and
Larned, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American
Legion. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a motor
machinist's mate second class on a destroyer escort in the Pacific and
North Africa.
Survivors include his wife; one son, James Emery Allen of Pittsburg; one
daughter, Janice L. Allen of Hoisington; one brother, Dillard R. Allen of
West Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Artimas Lynn of Lexington, Ky.,
Brina Brown of Haysville and Susilea Hyson of Warren, Mich.; four
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two
brothers, James Simpson Allen and Earl Allen; and two sisters, Mable Thorn
and Lucille Allen.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in
McPherson with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be at New
Gotland Cemetery in rural McPherson with military rites by Fort Riley honor
guard. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke
Funeral Home in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to Golden Belt Home
Health and Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Anna Martina Leiker 1909-2000
HAYS - Anna M. Leiker, 91, died Dec. 29 at Hays Medical Center. She was
born March 21, 1909, at Antonino, the daughter of John and Margaret
Steckline Urban. She married Jacob Leiker June 2, 1931, at Antonino. He
died June 1, 1996. A resident of Hays, she was a homemaker and housekeeping
supervisor at St. Anthony Hospital, retiring in 1975.
Mrs. Leiker was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
Daughters of Isabella, Eagle's Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary, Hays Medical Center Auxiliary and Perpetual Eucharistic Adorers,
all of Hays.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Leiker of Anza, Calif., and Ernest
Leiker of Aurora, Colo.; three brothers, Walter Urban of Antonino, Paul
Urban of Great Bend and Bill Urban of Osborne; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by two daughters, Marietta Kohlrus and Darlene Leiker; four
brothers, Izzy Urban, Ben Urban, George Urban and Eugene Urban; and one
sister, Sister Lillian Urban.
Perpetual Adorers rosary will be at 3 p.m., Hays Medical Center Auxiliary
rosary at 3:30 p.m., Daughters of Isabella rosary at 4 p.m., Eagle's
Auxiliary service at 4:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary service at 5 p.m. and parish
vigil at 6:30 p.m., all today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hays.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. David Metz
officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays. Friends may
call from 3-7 today and from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church or for Masses, in care of the funeral
home.

Rawlin Eugene Newkirk 1934-2000
HOISINGTON - Rawlin Eugene Newkirk, 66, died Dec. 27 at his home in
Hoisington. He was born May 2, 1934, in Barton County, the son of Forest
and Elizabeth Korf Newkirk. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a
retired employee of Esfeld Engineering.
Survivors include three brothers, Frank Newkirk of Hoisington, Jim Newkirk
and Don Newkirk, both of Great Bend; and one sister, Betty Davis of
Hoisington. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Stout and
Georgia Dyers.
Graveside service was Saturday at Hoisington Cemetery with the Rev. Dick
Ogle officiating. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, in
care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Raymond C. Rodie 1918-2000
LA CROSSE - Raymond C. Rodie, 82, died Dec. 30 at Concordia. Survivors and
funeral arrangements will be announced by Janousek Funeral Home in La
Crosse.

Wilhelmina Katherina Start 1909-2000
MCCRACKEN - Wilhelmina Katherina Start, 91, died Dec. 29 at Ransom. She was
born June 5, 1909.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Janousek Funeral
Home in La Crosse.

Alice B. Dawson 1920-2000
Alice B. Dawson, 80, died Dec. 27 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born March 12, 1920, at Wichita, the
daughter of Emmitt and Bessie Robbins. She married Ralph E. Dawson May 9,
1938, at Larned. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dawson was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altar
Society, Daughters of Isabella and RSVP, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Dee Murdy of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and Nancy Goetz of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kirk Murdy.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at  Bryant-Christians Chapel in
Great Bend with the Rev. Eugene Kenny officiating. Private burial will be
at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Humane Society,
Great Bend Senior Center or the church, all in care of Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Frank D. Oshel 1922-2000
HOLYROOD - Frank D. Oshel, 78, died Dec. 25 at Wilson Nursing Center in
Wilson. He was born Aug. 11, 1922, at Topeka, the son of Boyd and Iva
Gwendolyn Anna Oshel. He married Elsie Purma Nov. 8, 1942, at Wichita. A
resident of Holyrood since 1942, coming from Topeka, he was a  farmer,
stockman and former employee of Midway Industries of Holyrood.
Oshel was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Lions Club and
Lloyd J. Schroeder American Legion Post 200, all of Holyrood, and Eagles
Club of Great Bend. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War
II.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janice Grubb and Judy Glaser,
both of Holyrood; two brothers, Clifford Oshel of Topeka and Elmer Oshel of
Waynesboro, Penn.; one sister, Christine Girvin of Liberty, Mo.; six
grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside services were at Palacky Cemetery in Holyrood with the Rev. Mary
Lou Klein officiating and military rites provided by American Legion.
Memorials are suggested to the church or American Legion, both in care of
Foster Mortuary in Wilson.

Alvina Niver 1917-2000
WAKEENEY - Alvina Niver, 83, died Dec. 25 at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital
in WaKeeney. She was born Aug. 7, 1917, at WaKeeney, the daughter of George
and Mary Margheim Koleber. She married Elmer Buehler in 1939, at
Hoisington. He died Aug. 17, 1947. She then married Henry Krentzel at
Eureka. He died Nov. 19, 1971. A resident of WaKeeney since 1979, she was a
waitress at Helen's Corner and Quality Cafe, both in WaKeeney.
Mrs. Niver was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary No.
3449, American Legion Moore Post 197 and Presbyterian Church, all of
WaKeeney, and American Legion Jack Warren Post 22 of Delta Junction, Alaska.
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Kara Small of Wilson, Bernadine
Eichman of Manhattan and Valetta Smith of Soldotna, Alaska; one brother,
Edward Koleber of California; one sister, Martha Kroeger of Denver, Colo.;
13 stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by four brothers, Arthur Koleber, Lavern Koleber, Harold Dean
Koleber and Ernest Koleber; and three sisters, Herminia Nowlin, Elennora
Draper and Ester McCann.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney with
the Rev. Floyd Starr III officiating. Private burial will be at Great Bend
City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the
funeral home.

Roy E. Watt 1920-2000
PHILLIPSBURG - Roy E. Watt, 80, died Dec. 26 at West Plains Medical Complex
in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 7, 1920, at Healy, the son of Roy G. and
Beulah K. Baxter Watt. He married Betty Louise Ross Aug. 21, 1949, at
Almena. She died June 28, 1992. A longtime resident of Phillipsburg, he was
a teacher.
Watt was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and a lifetime member of Long Island
American Legion.
Survivors include one son, Eric Watt of Phillipsburg; one daughter,
Kimberly Cole of Phillipsburg; two sisters, Dean Matheson of Grand Prairie,
Texas, and Bonnie Friedly of Hoisington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Prairie View Reformed Church in Prairie
View with the Rev. Don Covington officiating. Burial will be at Long Island
Cemetery in Long Island with military honors. Friends may call from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in
Phillipsburg. Memorials are suggested to Prairie View Reformed Church, in
care of the funeral home.

Edna G. Hesler 1903-2000
CIMARRON - Edna G. Hesler, 97, died Dec. 26 at The Shepherd's Center in
Cimarron. She was born Sept. 22, 1903, at Lorraine, the daughter of Edward
T. and Gertrude Jeffries Schwartz. She married Jess C. Hesler June 9, 1926,
at Medicine Lodge. He died Nov. 9, 1988. A longtime resident of Cimarron,
she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hesler was a member of United Methodist Church and Order of the
Eastern Star, both of Cimarron.
Survivors include two sons, Leroy Hesler of Great Bend and Carl Hesler of
Wichita; one daughter, Mildred Seley of Topeka; one brother, Arthur
Schwartz of Kiowa; one sister, Mildred Bullard of Enid, Okla.; six
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cimarron Cemetery with
the Rev. Frank DeFisher officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight at
Burkhart's Gray County Funeral Chapel in Cimarron.

Ross Charles Hewson 1919-2000
LARNED - Ross Charles Hewson, 81, died Dec. 26 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. He was born Sept. 6, 1919, at Larned,
the son of Arthur Winfield and Myrtle Clarkson Hewson. He married Genevieve
Hunsley May 22, 1943, at Wichita. A lifetime resident of Larned, he was an
engineer for Larned State Hospital.
Hewson was a member of United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign
Wars, both in Larned.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Steve Hewson of Denver, Colo.; and two
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Hewson and
Glenn Hewson; and two sisters, Alma Kidwell and Clara Foss.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned with the Rev. Bill Stapleton officiating. Burial will be at Larned
Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday
and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday, all at the mortuary. Memorials
are suggested to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Alice B. Dawson 1920-2000
Alice B. Dawson, 80, died Dec. 27 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.

LaVern Waldon Johanson 1933-2000
SYLVIA - LaVern Waldon Johanson, 67, died Dec. 25 at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1933, at Redwing, Minn., the son of Frank and Estelle
Anderson Johanson. He married Rosalee Hill Dec. 19, 1958, at Concordia. A
resident of Sylvia for five years, coming from Hutchinson, he was a retired
custodian.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Christopher Johanson of North
Carolina; three daughters, Marcee Johanson of Sylvia, Tina Harbert of
Harper and Wendy Johanson of Wichita; and six grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at Sylvia Cemetery with the Rev.
Harry Graves officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday
at Minnis Chapel in Stafford.

Hazel Katherine Neubecker 1907-2000
DEXTER - Hazel Katherine Neubecker, 93, died Dec. 22 at Grouse Valley Manor
in Dexter. She was born Feb. 7, 1907, south of Grenola, the daughter of
Henry Edd and Mary Ann Baughman Eaglin. She attended Wolf Creek rural
school and was a graduate of Grenola High School. She married Glenn Edward
Neubecker Feb. 6, 1929, at Independence. He died July 28, 1997. A resident
of Dexter, coming from Grenola and Winfield, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Neubecker was a member of Grenola Christian Church and was active in
many Grenola community activities, including Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include two sons, Dwain Neubecker of Winfield and Dwight
Neubecker of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Worman of Ellinwood
and Shirley Friend of Wichita; two sisters, Ann Lawhon of Lakewood, Calif.,
and Marie Walker of Cherryvale; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Wallace
Wartick officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of Zimmerman Funeral Home in
Howard.

John V. Cossman 1904-2000
JETMORE - John V. Cossman, 96, died Dec. 26 at Hodgeman County Health
Center in Jetmore. He was born Dec. 5, 1904, in Pawnee County, the son of
John B. and Maggie Layton Cossman. He married Dessie C. Glunt Feb. 6, 1924,
at Dodge City. She died April 29, 1986. A lifetime resident of Hodgeman
County, he was a farmer and stockman.
Cossman was a member of First Baptist Church and Hodgeman County Historical
Society, both of Jetmore. He was also a member of the Rural School Board
and was awarded the Soil Conservation award in 1972.
Survivors include one son, James Cossman of Jetmore; two daughters, Thelma
Maxwell of Dodge City and Darlene Dugger of Kalvesta; one sister, Vada
Smiley of Garden City; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny
Cossman; six brothers, Fred Cossman, Chester Cossman, Ted Cossman, Lester
Cossman, David Cossman and Wayne Cossman; and one great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Mark Durham
officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may
call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, all at Beckwith
Funeral Home in Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to the church or Hodgeman
County Health Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Gordon Ray Sims 1932-2000
BUSHTON - Gordon Ray Sims, 68, died Dec. 24 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Sept. 8, 1932, the son
of Andrew J. and Delphia E. Lantz Sims. He was a 1950 graduate of Abbyville
High School and a graduate of Hutchinson Community College. A resident of
Bushton since 1997, coming from Arizona, he was owner and operator of
Southwest Services in Tucson, Ariz., and construction superintendant for
Allied Construction in Tucson until his retirement in 1995.
Sims was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local
No. 661.
Survivors include four sons, Ray Sims of San Diego, Calif., Greig Sims of
Hutchinson, Tim Robbins of Germany and Bill Robbins of Greeley, Colo.;
three daughters, Gay Harper of Wichita, Tina Sims and Katrina Amick of
Bushton; his father of South Hutchinson; four brothers, Richard Sims of
South Hutchinson, Andrew "Bud" Sims Jr. of Lincoln, Mo., Jerry Sims of
Scottsdale, Ariz., and Stephen Sims of Pratt; three sisters, Louise Skiles
of Conway, Ark., Audrey Seaton of Hutchinson and Helen Rose of Ducktown,
Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by one infant son, Roger Sims.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson
with the Rev. Keith Dellenbach officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park
Cemetery in Hutchinson. Friends may sign the guest book until 9 tonight and
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to Gordon Sims Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Roy H. E. Behrens 1920-2000
ALBERT - Roy H.E. Behrens, 80, died Dec. 26 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Pawnee
County, the son of Herman J. and Gesina Helena Folkerts Behrens. He married
Iva G. Rattiff Dec. 4, 1946, at Albert. A lifetime resident of the Albert
area, he was a farmer and rancher.
Behrens was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Barton County 4-H and church council. He was also Sunday school
superintendant and a past school board member. He was a U.S. Army veteran,
having served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cheryl S. Naugle of Orem, Utah,
and Jyl Nokes of Great Bend; two sisters, Marie Appel of Ellinwood and
Janet Rankin of Great Bend; and four grandsons. He was preceded in death by
one infant son, Gregory L. Behrens; four sisters, Edna Appel, Fern Schultz
and two infant sisters.
Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in
Great Bend. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church in Albert
with the Rev. Marvin Sackschewsky officiating. Burial will be at the church
cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Great Bend Humane
Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth A. Fradd Sr. 1918-2000
Kenneth A. Fradd Sr., 82, died Dec. 25 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born July 23, 1918, at Great
Bend, the son of Bert Harvey and Ella Alice Chambers Fradd. He married
Cleone Marie Wesley Feb. 7, 1941, at Independence, Mo. She died Oct. 27,
1997. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he was a production manager for a
mobile home plant.
Fradd was a member of American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having
served in World War II and was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth A. Fradd Jr. of Great Bend, Larry A.
Fradd of Aurora, Neb., and Gary L. Fradd of Reno, Nev.; two daughters,
Judith M. Sargent of Reno and Kristy Jo McComb of Chanute; one sister,
Hellen Louise Bishop of Sun City, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great
Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from
9 a.m. until service time Friday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or to the
family, both in care of the funeral home.

Lorene Peterman 1928-2000
SYLVAN GROVE - Lorene Peterman, 72, died Dec. 24 at Ellsworth County
Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Russell County. She married
L.W. "Pete" Peterman. He died Dec. 18, 1979. A resident of Sylvan Grove
since 1947, coming from Lucas, she was a librarian at Sylvan Public Library.
Mrs. Peterman was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and American Legion
Auxiliary, both of Sylvan Grove. She served as board member and president
of the board for Sylvan Grove Library.
Survivors include one brother, Marvin Strecker of Russell; and four
sisters, Elvera Prater of Hays, Lenora Strecker, Esther Stockamp and Thelma
Blase, all of Sylvan Grove.
Memorial services will be announced by Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home of
Sylvan Grove. Inurnment will be at a later date at Bethlehem Lutheran
Cemetery in Sylvan Grove. Memorials are suggested to Lutheran Hour or
donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Roy Ellis Knupp 1912-2000
SUN LAKES, Ariz. - Roy Ellis Knupp, 88, died Dec. 21 in Chandler, Ariz. He
was born Sept. 16, 1912, at Plainview, Texas, the son of W. Harvey and Mary
Crain Knupp. He married Juanita V. Eitel. A resident of Sun Lakes, he was a
pilot and squadron commander of instructors at Thunderbird Field in
Phoenix, Ariz., owner of Roy Knupp Construction Company in Russell from
1953-1968 and involved in the oil business in Great Bend and Russell.
Knupp was a member of Church of Christ in Sun Lakes, The Last of the Helmet
and Goggle Pilots and a member of the Shrine and 32nd Degree Mason.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Lawrence R. Knupp of Lawrence; one
grandson; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son,
James Knupp.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home
in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are
suggested to American Cancer Society, in care of Valley of the Sun Mortuary
in Chandler, Ariz.

Hazel Irene Lindquist Sparke 1900-2000
TOPEKA - Hazel Irene Lindquist Sparke, 100, died Dec. 24 at Aldersgate
Village in Topeka. She was born Feb. 22, 1900, on a farm near Soldier, the
daughter of Albert and Estella May Shields Walt. She was a 1923 graduate of
Gove High School and received her bachelor's degree in vocational
homemaking and master's degree in clothing and textiles from Kansas State
University. She married John Lindquist Dec. 24, 1923, at Los Angeles,
Calif. He died Jan. 21, 1948. She then married John Edward Sparke June 7,
1977, at Olathe. He died Nov. 3, 1983. A resident of Topeka, coming from
Gove County, she was a retired high school teacher.
Mrs. Sparke was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend.
She was also a past member of the local, state and national Teacher's
Association, past member of Order of the Eastern Star, past president of
Topeka Economics Association and judged foods and textiles at county fairs
for 17 years.
Survivors include three sons, John Lindquist of Morton, Ill., Charles
Lindquist of Golden, Colo., and Robert Lindquist of Brock, Neb.; one
stepson, Jack Sparke of Lovelock, Nev.; four sisters, Grace Maag of
Beaverson, Ore., Fannie Chandler of San Diego, Calif., Mary McMasters of
Wichita and Alberta McCrate of Iola; four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil
Walt, Donald Walt, Ivan Walt and Lewis Walt; and two sisters, Blanche Evans
and Goldie Wilson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter with
the Rev. Dr. Leslie Avery officiating. Burial will be at Gove Township
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association, in care of the
funeral home.

Vaughn M. Graebner 1905-2000
HUTCHINSON - Vaughn M. Graebner, 95, died Dec. 23 at Good Samaritan Village in Hutchinson. She was born July 12, 1905, at Naron, the daughter of Charles and Emma Miles. She married James A. Graebner March 10, 1925, at Macksville. He preceded her in death. A resident of Hutchinson for seven years, coming from Macksville, she was a homemaker and a psychiatric aide for Larned State Hospital.
Mrs. Graebner was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, EHU and VIP Center, all of Macksville. Survivors include two sons, Don Graebner and Doug Graebner, both of Hutchinson; two daughters, Ethel Mae Anderson of Rawling, Wyo., and Roberta Britner of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Peggy Christiancy of Nixa, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Norman Graebner, Leland Graebner and Noel Graebner; two brothers, Bob Miles and Shorty Miles; three sisters, Enia Hopkins, Verda Mae Miles and Madge Worthington.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. David Upp officiating. Burial will be at Farmington Cemetery in Macksville. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel in Macksville. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. 

Wanda J. Ziegler 1923-2000
LYONS - Wanda J. Ziegler, 77, died Dec. 23 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born April 8, 1923, at Trousdale, the daughter of Ira and Kittie Mae Hudson Welsch. She married Calvin J. Beydler Oct. 10, 1942, at Kansas City. He died May 29, 1959. She then married Paul G. Ziegler Sept. 14, 1963, at Lyons. A resident of Lyons since 1961, she was a retired machinist for Cessna Fluid and Power Division in Hutchinson.
Mrs. Ziegler was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Lyons Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also past president of VFW auxiliary Seventh District in Kansas. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Calvin L. Beydler of San Diego, Calif., Donald E. Beydler of Great Bend and Milton R. Beydler of Wiggins, Colo.; one daughter, Joyce A. Link of Pawnee Rock; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons with the Rev. Robert Friesen officiating. Burial will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Friends may call until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Rice County Council on Aging, in care of the funeral home. 

Hazel Irene Lindquist Sparke 1900-2000 
TOPEKA - Hazel Irene Lindquist Sparke, 100, died Dec. 24 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 26, 2000
Kenneth Fradd 1918-2000 Kenneth Fradd, 82, died Dec. 25 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born July 23, 1918. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. 

Justina 'Josie' E. Peters 1915-2000
WICHITA - Justina "Josie" E. Peters, 85, died Dec. 23 at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. She was born May 2, 1915, at Buhler, the daughter of Cornelius J. and Gertrude Epp Vogt. She married Dan C. Peters Nov. 14, 1936, at North Newton. He died Dec. 13, 1983. A resident of Wichita, coming from Buhler and Great Bend, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Peters was a volunteer for American Red Cross and Wichita Presbyterian Manor Gift Shop. Survivors include one son, Jordan G. Peters of Valley Center; one daughter, Donna Dunn of Wichita; one granddaughter; two step grandsons; and one stepgreat-granddaughter. Funeral was today at Cochran Mortuary Chapel of the Roses in Wichita. Burial was at Buhler Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita or Wichita Presbyterian Manor - Good Samaritan Fund, both in care of the mortuary.

Alta K. Marteney 1902-2000 
INMAN - Alta K. Marteney, 98, died Dec. 22 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1902, near Dundee, the daughter of Peter and Helena Schmidt Schmidt. She was a 1922 graduate of Pawnee Rock High School. She married Gilbert F. Marteney Sept. 1, 1922, at Pawnee Rock. He died Sept. 19, 1961. A resident of Hutchinson since 1933, coming from Larned, she was employed by Hutchinson High School for more than 10 years, served as a babysitter for several Hutchinson families and was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Marteney was a member of New Jerusalem Church in Pawnee Rock and she attended First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson where she was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Group. Survivors include three sons, Leonard Marteney of Buhler, Charles Marteney of Bushton and James Marteney of Love Park, Ill.; one daughter, Sue Wagler of Plevna; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Lewis Schmidt, Fred Schmidt, Chester Smith and Bennie Smith; two sisters, Annie Dirks and Susie Seibert; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Eric Zacharias officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant View Home of Inman, in care of the funeral home.

Gladys Leona Rostine 1912-2000 
HOISINGTON - Gladys Leona Rostine, 88, died Dec. 24 at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1912, at Protection, the daughter of Winston Garfield and Lula May Nolty Ramey. She married Ralph Rostine Dec. 1, 1946, at Hoisington. He died Nov. 28, 1993. A resident of Hoisington since 1942, she was a private music instructor and taught school at Medicine Lodge, Walnut, Buckner, Potwin, Windom and Hoisington. Mrs. Rostine was a member of Protection First United Methodist Church, Hoisington First Methodist Church, PEO and Eastern Star. 
She was also a member of Central Kansas Piano Teacher's League, Kansas Music Teacher's Association, Parnassus Music Club, Woman's Civic Club, Heritage Club, Barton County Retired Teacher's Association and Kansas Retired Teacher's Association. Survivors include several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Henry Ramey and Charles Winston Ramey. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington with the Rev. Wayne Flanders officiating. Burial will be at McPherson Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shrine Burn Center or First United Methodist Church, both in care of the funeral home.

Edgar P. Felzien 1921-2000 
Edgar P. Felzien, 79, died Dec. 23 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Cheyenne County, the son of Otto H. and Susie Oster Felzien. He married Viola A. Schlegel Dec. 27, 1972, at Ness City. A resident of Great Bend for seven years, coming from Hays, he was a farmer. Felzien was a member of First United Methodist Church in Great Bend and First United Methodist Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz. 
Survivors include his wife; one son, Keith A. Felzien of Williams, Ariz.; two daughters, Virginia A. Stanton of Tempe, Ariz., and Charlene K. Alsop of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Kwolick. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Kevin Baxter officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. 
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend, and from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Mildred Elnor Schulz 1921-2000
ST. JOHN - Mildred Elnor Schulz, 79, died Dec. 24 at her home in St. John. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, at St. John, the daughter of George Rowe and Mary Hazel Radke Clemes. She attended Beauty Salon School in California and Fort Hays State University. She married Arthur "Bud" Schulz March 20, 1948, at St. John. A lifetime resident of St. John, she was a homemaker and secretary for Register of Deeds and Clerks Office, both of Stafford County. 
Mrs. Schulz was a member of First United Methodist Church, UMW, EHU and Mothers Club. She also served as church treasurer, church thrift shop co-chairman and was a past Cub Scout troop leader, all in St. John. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Steve Schulz, Stewart Schulz and William "Bill" Schulz, all of St. John; two daughters, Carla Phillips of Lawrence and Kathy Arnold of DeSoto; two sisters, Hazel Jordan of St. John and Amy Galliardt of Hays; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at Minnis Chapel in St. John with the Rev. Harlan Rittgers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call until 8 tonight at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home. 

Richard C. Gallo 1943-2000
WASHINGTON, Mich. - Richard C. Gallo, 57, died Dec. 10 at his home. He was
born Nov. 5, 1943, in Wauwatosa, Wis., the son of Werner and Sophie Gallo.
He married Joyce Briel June 19, 1965, in Great Bend. A resident of
Washington for 17 years, he was a facilities engineer with General Motors.
Gallo was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Shelby Township, Mich., and
the Gideons Macomb Northwest camp.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Christopher (Jennifer)
Gallo of Laingsburg, Mich., and Jeffrey Gallo of West Bloomfield, Mich.;
one foster daughter, Marla Reily of Shelby Township; his parents of
Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, Daniel (Barbara) Gallo of Houston, Texas;
one sister, Marianne (Roger) Slone of Elyria, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Memorial service was held Dec. 17 at the church with the Rev. Murray
Brindle officiating. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Gideons
Macomb Northwest Camp, in care of William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home,
8459 Hall Road, Utica, MI 48315.

John W. Marlett 1926-2000
HAYS - John W. Marlett, 74, died Dec. 21 at Hays Medical Center. He was
born Oct. 21, 1926, in Kinsley, the son of Vernal and Della Salmans
Marlett. He married Betty J. Brack July 18, 1947, in Larned. She died Feb.
14, 1989. He married Ruth Hackerott Oct. 16, 1994, in Hays. A resident of
Hays, he was owner and operator of A&W Restaurant in Hays for 27 years.
Marlett was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Lions Club, both of
Hays, and a former member of Fort Hays Shriners.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, John Marlett Jr. of
McPherson, Doug Marlett of Hays and Mike Marlett of Tualatin, Ore.; two
daughters, Linda Meier of Omaha, Neb., and Connie Staab of Hays; two
step-sons, Alan Hackerott of Blair, Neb., and Brian Hackerott of
Schenectady, N.Y.; one brother, L.E. "Mick" Marlett of Larned; one sister,
Margaret Durler of Great Bend; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother,
James Marlett; and one sister, Viola Kirchgassner.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in
Hays with the Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial will be at Mount
Allen Cemetery in Hays. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hays
Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hays and from 9 am. until service time
Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis
County, in care of the funeral home.

Gerald J. 'Gus' Gerstenkorn 1937-2000
Gerald J. "Gus" Gerstenkorn, 63, died Dec. 22 at Integrated Health Services
in Great Bend. He was born July 10, 1937, at Beaver, the son of Phillip P.
and Louise H. Schremmer Gerstenkorn. He married Barbara Suzanne Sallabedra
July 20, 1984, in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend, he was an oilfield
contractor.
Gerstenkorn was a member of First Church of God in Great Bend. He was a
U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Phillip T. Gerstenkorn
of Wynne, Ark., Bruce A. Gerstenkorn of Vernon, Texas, and Jeffery J.
Gerstenkorn of Vine Grove, Ky.; two daughters, Pam Sloan and Kara
Gerstenkorn, both of Great Bend; one brother, LeRoy B. Gerstenkorn of Great
Bend; four sisters, Gemmelia Esfeld of Great Bend, Joan Gorman of Salina,
Alice Birch of Topeka and Patricia Lang of Lancaster, Calif.; and nine
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen McAllister.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Dick Ogle
officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend.
Friends may call from 1-9 tonight, from 6-9 p.m. Monday and from 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, all at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend, and from noon
to service time Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Victory
in the Valley, in care of the funeral home.

Wanda J. McGinley 1923-2000
DODGE CITY - Wanda J. McGinley, 77, died Dec. 22 at Terrace Gardens Nursing
Home in Wichita. She was born March 29, 1923, in Selden, the daughter of
William Scott and Bessie Thompson Horner. She was a 1940 graduate of Colby
High School. She married William Edward McGinley July 22, 1941, in Oberlin.
He died in 1990. A resident of Dodge City, she was a retired credit manager
for Pepsi-Cola.
Mrs. McGinley was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Altar Society in
Dodge City.
Survivors include three sons, Scott McGinley of Wichita, Michael McGinley
of Muscat, Oman, and Daniel McGinley of Topeka; one sister, Ruby Kruse of
Aurora, Colo.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two
sons, Thomas M. McGinley and Richard McGinley; one brother; and three
sisters.
Vigil will be at 7 pm. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral home in Dodge City. Funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Ted Skalsky
officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Friends
may call from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral
home.

Jerry Alan Ward 1965-2000
CHASE - Jerry Alan Ward, 35, died Dec. 21 north of Little River as a result
of an oil field accident. He was born Jan. 23, 1965, in Great Bend, the son
of Eddie W. and Joyce Schlegel Ward. He was a 1983 graduate of Chase High
School. A resident of Chase, he was a machinist for Farley Machine Works
Company of Chase.
Survivors include his parents of Chase; one brother, Eddie Wayne Ward of
Chase; one sister, Tracy Wood of Chase; and grandmother, Esther Schlegel of
Pueblo, Colo.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery in
Great Bend with the Rev. Johnnie Hardie officiating. Friends may call until
7 tonight at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials are suggested to Rice
County Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Hilda Pauline Young 1905-2000
ELLINWOOD - Hilda Pauline Young, 95, died Dec. 21 at Central Kansas Medical
Center Long Term Care Unit in Ellinwood. She was born Sept. 20, 1905, in
Barton County, the daughter of Charles Henry and Mary Bulow Schermuly. She
married George Young May 17, 1927, in Ellinwood. He died Feb. 14, 1965. A
lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Young was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Altar
Society, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
one daughter, Mary Louise Young; one brother, Joe Schermuly; and two
sisters, Marguerette Voth and Esther Voth.
Altar Society rosary will be at 3 today at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home
in Great Bend. Rosary will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery
in Ellinwood with the Rev. Angel Dy officiating. Friends may call until 9
tonight at the funeral home. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to St. Rose School Building Fund, in care of the
funeral home.

Floyd C. 'Bus' Call 1915-2000
ARLINGTON - Floyd C. "Bus" Call, 85, died Dec. 20 at the Stafford District Hospital. He was born June 23, 1915, in Drumright, Okla., the son of Joe Woodson and Rachel Clark Call. He married Dorothy Janssen Nov. 8, 1942, in Great Bend. A resident of Arlington, coming from Otis, he was a welder. Call was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Great Bend. Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Edward Call of Wichita, Corey Call of Arlington and Jim L. Call of Lowell, Ark.; one daughter, Carmen Buehler of Arlington; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ Cemetery in Holyrood. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice, in care of Minnis Chapel in Stafford.

Mary Pauline Barron 1916-2000
RUSH CENTER - Mary Pauline Barron, 84, died Dec. 19 at Rush County Long Term Care Home in La Crosse. She was born June 26, 1916, in Rush County, the daughter of Frank and Mary Hrdlicka Horacek. She graduated from La Crosse High School and Fort Hays State University with a teaching certificate. She married T.D. "Ted" Barron Aug. 5, 1944, in Junction City. He preceded her in death. A resident of Rush Center, she was a teacher and homemaker. Mrs. Barron was of the Christian faith. Survivors include one daughter, Rose Mary Dakovic of Wichita; one brother, John Horacek of Utica; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Horacek. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Janousek Funeral Home Chapel in La Crosse with the Rev. Marilyn Christmore officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Celia Margaret Frank 1917-2000
ALEXANDER - Celia Margaret Frank, 83, died Dec. 19 at Rush County Nursing Home in La Crosse. She was born June 21, 1917, in Russell, the daughter of William W. and Alma I. Miller Barrett. She graduated from Russell High School. She married Raymond Carl Frank April 1954, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death. A resident of Alexander, she was a bookkeeper for Bell Prairie Township and Alexander United Methodist Church. Mrs. Frank was a member of Alexander United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and a stamp club. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Boyle of La Crosse; three sisters, Wilmetta Dooley of Illinois, Roberta Kuhn of Hays and Nadia Carpenter of Sedan; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Barrett and Clayton Barrett; one sister, Emma Frances McGuire; and two grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church iwith the Rev. Buz Lambrecht officiating. Burial will be at Alexander Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Lucille Wanker Hutton 1905-2000
WAKEENEY - Lucille Wanker Hutton, 95, died Dec. 19 at Trego County Long Term Care in WaKeeney. She was born Feb. 23, 1905, in Hunter, the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Margretha Armina Cloepfil Baird. She married Garland Wanker July 27, 1924, in Hill City. He died Oct. 4, 1953. She married Earl Hutton Dec. 19, 1963. He died Aug, 27, 1995. A resident of WaKeeney, coming from Larned and Shawnee, Okla., she was a retired Trego County probate judge and a soil conservation office secretary. Mrs. Hutton was a member of First United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3449, both of WaKeeney. Survivors include four sisters, Hazel Stucklik of Silverton, Ore., Viola Smith of Quinter, Doris Squires of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Clarice McRae of LaJunta, Colo.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deloris L. Morell; three brothers, Doyle Baird, Claud Baird and Clomer Baird; two sisters, Unis Wanker and Ruth Griffith Horak; and one granddaughter, Janice Colene Morell. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church in WaKeeney with the Rev. Rob Schmutz officiating. Burial will be at the WaKeeney City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned. Memorials are suggested to the Larned Garden Club, in care of the funeral home. 

Opal Mae Manry 1918-2000
LARNED - Opal Mae Manry, 82, died Dec. 19 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born July 29, 1918, in Geary, Okla., the daughter of Robert and Katie Rupp Smith. She married E. Clifford Manry Aug. 24, 1938, in Perry, Okla. A longtime resident of Larned, she was a homemaker and retired secretary for the Larned Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Manry was a member of First United Methodist Church in Larned and served as past Sunday school superintendent, pastoral relations committee, staff-parish relations committee, Pawnee County Red Cross bloodmobile program, board of directors of Fort Larned Historical Society and past secretary, charter member and past president of the Larned Branch of the American Association of the University Women, and worked with the ECM in promoting county agricultural and 4-H club programs in Pawnee County. Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, C. Laroy Manry of Great Bend and John R. Manry of Topeka; one daughter, Reba Mae Adams of Belpre; one sister, Louise Gladwell of Yates Center; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Smith and Dale Smith; and one sister, Frances Mercer. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, all at Morell Funeral Home in Larned. Memorials are suggested to Fort Larned Historical Society or the Pawnee County 4-H Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

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