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Doris Irene Kraus 1923-2000
TOPEKA - Doris Irene Kraus, 76, died May 19 at a nursing home in Topeka.
She was born Nov. 3, 1923, at Kinsley, the daughter of Leslie C. and Martha
Amrine Mack. After high school, she attended two years of business school
in Topeka. She married Floyd O. Kraus March 20, 1943, in Lawrence.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Janet L. Kraus of
Topeka; one brother, Leo Mack of Topeka; two sisters, Mina Berryman of
Larned and Louise Berry of Great Bend; two granddaughters; and one
great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Kansas Division Inc.,
Northern Area Office, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604.

Alice M. Hanna 1909-2000
Alice M. Hanna, 90, died May 16 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great
Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Elva Dian Randall 1914-2000
LARNED - Elva Dian Randall, 86, died May 13 at her home in Larned. She was
born May 13, 1914, at Macksville, the daughter of V.F. and Carrie Burns
Pool. She married Theron Ralph Randall June 18, 1955. He died April 28,
1992. A lifetime resident of Larned, she was a housekeeper for Larned
Courts Motel.
Mrs. Randall was a member of First Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign
Wars Auxiliary, both of Larned.
Survivors include one son, Don Randall of Natchitoches, La.; two daughters,
Shirley Hauser and JoAnn Stoy, both of Larned; 10 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by three brothers, Vernon Pool, Frank Pool and Chester Pool; and
three sisters, Eunice Coatcher, Margaret McCabe and Ruth Shelby.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Larned Cemetery with
the Rev. Daniel Lundgren officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight at
Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Memorials are suggested to Larned
Emergency Medical Service, in care of the funeral home.

Jack Tedder Curtis 1923-2000
STAFFORD - Jack Tedder Curtis, 77, died May 13 at Stafford District
Hospital in Stafford. He was born March 30, 1923, in rural Stafford, the
son of Ernest Everett and Mary Marie Tedder Curtis. He married Musetta
Yingst June 1, 1945, at Stafford. He was a 1941 graduate of Stafford High
School. A lifetime resident of Stafford, he had worked in the oil field and
was the second generation owner of Curtis Cafe in Stafford.
Curtis was a member and Sunday school teacher of First United Methodist
Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, charter member of
Stafford Chamber of Commerce and past mayor of Stafford. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II as an aviation machinist at Dutch
Harbor, Alaska.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Cindy Creager of
LaCygne, Ruth Wiltshire and Barb New, both of Stafford; three sisters,
Ernestine Rogers of Topeka, Betty Jo Houchen of McPherson and Susan Houck
of Syracuse; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by one infant son; and four brothers, Jim Curtis, Tom
Curtis, Bill Curtis and Don Curtis.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford, with the
Rev. Kasey Crosby officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery in
Stafford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the chapel. Memorials are
suggested to Stafford District Hospital or American Heart Association, in
care of the funeral home.

Dorothy E. Pfortmiller 1921-2000
NATOMA - Dorothy E. Pfortmiller, 78, died May 13 at Integrated Health
Services in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, at Alton, the daughter
of William H. A. and Jessie Boulthouse Hackerott. She married Harold L.
Pfortmiller Sept. 8, 1940, at Natoma. He died May 2, 2000. A lifetime
resident of the Natoma area, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pfortmiller was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma.
Survivors include one son, Glenn Pfortmiller of Great Bend; one daughter,
Joyce Clark of Anamosa, Iowa; one brother, Alvin Hackerott of Etoile,
Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one brother, Auldin Hackerott.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Don White
officiating. Burial will be at North Lutheran Cemetery in Natoma. Friends
may call from noon-9 p.m. Tuesday at Pohlman's Mortuary in Natoma and from
9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested
to Firestarter Youth Ministry or Lutheran Radio ministry, both in care of
the funeral home.

Viola 'Billie' Shurtz 1913-2000
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Viola "Billie" Shurtz, 86, died May 13 at her home in
Springfield. She was born Nov. 25, 1913, at Esterville, Iowa, the daughter
of Henry and Anna Noll. She married Ty Shurtz July 26, 1937, at Crown
Point, Ind. She was a 1932 graduate of Braman Oklahoma High School. A
resident of Springfield since 1980, coming from Hudson, Ellinwood and
Larned communities, she played semi-pro women's basketball proir to
marriage.
Mrs. Shurtz was a member of St. John's Chapel United Church of Christ and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 963, both of Springfield.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son; Mort Shurtz of
Springfield; four sisters; one brother; and two grandsons. She was preceded
in death by three brothers.
Funeral will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel in
Springfield with the Revs. John Masters and Sol Codillo officiating. Burial
will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Braman Cemetery in Braman, Okla. Friends
may call from 4 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the chapel. Memorials
are suggested to the church or American Heart Association, in care of the
funeral home.

Alex Tonche 1979-2000
HUTCHINSON - Alex Tonche, 21, died May 11 at Hutchinson. He was born April
17, 1979, at Hoisington, the son of Ismael and Christine Torrez Tonche. A
Hutchinson resident for seven years, coming from Hoisington, he was an
employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Torres was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church of Hutchinson.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Christine and Jose Guzman of
Hutchinson; and grandparents, John and Bessie Torrez of Hoisington and
Manuel Tonche of Mexico.
Parish rosary will be at 7 tonight at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in
Hutchinson with the Rev. Richard Stuchlik officiating. Funeral Mass will be
at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Fairlawn Burial Park
in Hutchinson. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Helen S. Connor 1903-2000
Helen S. Connor, 96, died May 11 at Integrated Health Services of
Ellinwood. She was born July 21, 1903, at Harper, the daughter of Charles
Henry and Ida Margaret Schenck Simpson. She married John "Herbert" Connor
June 30, 1924, at Hoisington. He died Jan. 17, 1949. She was a 1921
graduate of Hoisington High School. A longtime resident of northern Barton
County, coming to Great Bend in 1991, she was a retired farmer.
Mrs. Connor was a member of First United Methodist Church and Una Chapter
119, Order of Eastern Star, both of Hoisington. She was a charter member of
Albion Center Extension Homemakers Unit of northern Barton County.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Kennedy of Great Bend; one sister,
Marjorie Shaffer of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan Simpson
and Paul Simpson; and two sisters, VaLeda Murphy and Lois Simpson.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington with the Rev. Wayne Flanders officiating. Burial will be at St.
John Cemetery in Hoisington. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from
9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested
to the church or donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Charles B. Replogle, MD 1927-2000
Charles B. Replogle, M.D., 73, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend. He
was born April 28, 1927, at Cottonwood Falls, the son of Sidney B. and
Helen Burnett Replogle. He married Lois Lacy on March 6, 1955, at Iola. A
resident of Great Bend since 1955, coming from Ellis, he was a physician
who retired in December, 1993.
Replogle was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ;
Sigma Nu Fraternity; Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity; Alpha Omega Alpha
Honorary Medical Society; Kansas Medical Society; American Medical Society;
charter member of American Academy of Family Practice Physicians; former
chief of staff of Central Kansas Medical Center; former USD 428 school
board member; former director of American State Bank; former member of
Zeredatha Masonic Lodge 80 of Cottonwood Falls; member of Golden Belt
Country Club; Great Bend Hunting Club; Quail Unlimited; and Ducks
Unlimited. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Steven Replogle of
Wichita; three daughters, Jane Barber of Overland Park, Susan Debes and
Anne Kutina, both of Great Bend; seven grandchildren; and three
step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Shore
and Burnett Galle.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. William F.
Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Funeral
Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to Central Kansas Medical
Center Foundation or the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Larry Edward Baker 1953-2000
LARNED - Larry Edward Baker, 46, died May 9 at his home in Larned after a
short illness. He was born May 15, 1953, in New Brunswick, N.J., the son of
Henry and Marion Jean Roloff Baker. A resident of Larned since 1996, he was
a relief cook at Larned State Hospital dietary department.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Henry and Mary Ann Baker of
Florence, Colo.; his mother of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother,
John Henry Baker of Colorado Springs.
A memorial service is planned in Colorado. Cremation has taken place.
Inurnment will be at the Larned Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to
Sunrise Inc., in care of Morell Funeral Home of Larned.

Eldon S. 'Punk' Lehr 1913-2000
Eldon S. "Punk" Lehr, 86, died May 12 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born May 27, 1913, in rural
Reno County, the son of Frank L.and Bertha Stebbins Lehr. He married Jean
Cantwell Sept. 9, 1970, in Red Cloud, Neb. A resident of Great Bend since
1952, coming from Hutchinson, he was a retired director of meat operations
for C.O. Mammel Food Stores.
Lehr was a member of Central Baptist Church and Elks BPO Lodge 1127, both
of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Jeri Brozek of Great
Bend; two stepsons, Jay Wirick of Preston and Randy Wirick of Stilwell; one
stepdaughter, Janet Cobb of Bates City, Mo.; one brother, James Lehr of
Holiday Island, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by one son, Larry Lehr; four brothers, Earl Lehr, Lawrence Lehr,
Virgil Lehr and Frank Lehr; and two sisters, Audrey Titus and Thelma Eastes.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. Jim Newkirk officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to Relay for Life, in care of the funeral home.

Beulah P. Brasfield 1906-2000
LARNED - Beulah P. Brasfield, 94, died May 7 at Hutchinson Hospital. She
was born Feb. 26, 1906, at Ulysses, the daughter of Thomas and Jessie
Emeline Scott Workman. She married Floyd Brasfield July 16, 1938, at
Larned. He died Aug. 19, 1992. A lifetime resident of Larned, she was a
secretary at the Clutter Electric and Lynch Drug Store, both in Larned.
Mrs. Brasfield was a member of Presbyterian Church, BPW, American Legion
Auxiliary and a Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary lifetime member, all of
Larned. She was also a member of American Contract League bridge club of
Great Bend.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Darrel Turner of Hutchinson, Shawna
Ariza and Amy Brasfield, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; four
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by two sons, Tom Brasfield and Victor Turner; and four brothers,
Kenneth Workman, Wilbur Workman, Cecil Workman and Paul Workman.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Jim Hawthorne officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at Beckwith
Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Memorials are suggested to American Lung
Association, in care of the funeral home.

Helen S. Connor 1903-2000
HOISINGTON - Helen S. Connor, 96, died May 11 at Integrated Health Services
of Woodhaven in Ellinwood.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke
Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Dr. Charles B. Replogle 1927-2000
Charles B. Replogle, M.D., 73, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Lois Marie Webb 1920-2000
LARNED - Lois Marie Webb, 79, died May 10 at Hospice Residential Care
Center in Hutchinson. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Ellensburg, Wash.,
the daughter of Herbert and Eula Mundy Harrell. She married Fred E. Webb
Jr. on Feb. 22, 1943, at Ellensburg. He died June 9, 1991. She was a
graduate of St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 at Yakima,
Wash. A resident of Larned since 1945, she was director of nursing for 30
years at Gleason Hospital and staff nurse for 12 years at St. Joseph
Memorial Hospital, both of Larned.
Mrs. Webb was a member of First United Methodist Church and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both of Larned. She was also a member of Reserve
Officer Auxiliary, Central Washington College Alumni Association and a
lifetime member of St. Elizabeth Alumni Association, all of Ellensburg.
Survivors include one son, Stephen F. Webb of Larned; one daughter, Sue Ann
Shelby of Topeka; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by two sisters, Bernadine Schulz and Juanita Greer.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned with the
Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery at a
later date. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and
from 9 a.m. until service time Monday, all at the funeral home. Memorials
are suggested to Larned Emergency Medical Service or Jordaan Memorial
Library, both in care of the funeral home.

Raymond C. Fox 1925-2000
LARNED - Raymond C. Fox, 75, died May 8 at Santa Rosa, N.M. He was born
March 2, 1925, at Offerle, the son of Michael M. and Mary Ann Smith Fox. He
married Virginia Lee Cubbage Wilson May 7, 1977, at Lincoln, Mo. A resident
of Larned since 1944, he was a custom harvester and a carpenter.
Fox was a member of Larned United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Ronald Fox of Seattle,
Wash., Richard Fox of Great Bend, and Steven Fox of Larned; two daughters,
Elaine Musgrove and Susan Welsch, both of Larned; three step-daughters,
Betty McCord of Great Bend, Judy Luplow of Riley and Linda Reichert of
Hays; four brothers, Eugene Fox of Great Bend, Leo Fox of Larned, Robert
Fox of Nickerson and Melvin Fox of Wilson; 26 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Charles Grant
officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call until 8
tonight at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Memorials are suggested to
the church scholarship fund, in care of the funeral home.

Irene I. Steele 1922-2000
JETMORE - Irene I. Steele, 78, died May 10 at her home in Jetmore. She was
born March 19, 1922, at Jetmore, the daughter of Ted and Lula Mary Sinclair
Rankin. She married Wilbur "Bill" Steele in Texas. A lifetime resident of
Jetmore, she was a retired teacher of 35 years.
Mrs. Steele was a member of United Methodist Church, American Legion
Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Senior Center, Wagon Wheel Rounders and Homemaker
FCE Unit, all of Jetmore. She was also a member of Area Association of
Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Don Steele of Dodge
City and Kim Steele of Wichita; and one grandson. Funeral will be at 2 p.m.
Friday at the church with the Rev. Mitch Reece officiating. Burial will be
at the Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore. Friends may call until 8 tonight and
from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore. Memorials are
suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Lois M. Webb 1921-2000
LARNED - Lois M. Webb, 79, died May 10 at Hospice Residential Care Center
in Hutchinson. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Morell Funeral Home in Larned.

Charles D. Mitchell 1916-2000
OVERLAND PARK - Charles D. Mitchell, 84, died May 8 at Villa St. Joseph in
Overland Park. He was born Feb. 6, 1916, at Belpre, the son of Allie and
Pearl Ivy Mitchell. He married Catherine Maxine Land Sept. 11, 1938, at
Belpre. She died Sept. 6, 1994. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State
University in Hays. A 60-year resident of Mission, he was employed by
Mobile Oil Corporation.
Mitchell was a member of Countryside Christian Church in Mission, and was a
Mason for 44 years.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Mitchell of Olathe; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned with
the Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Burial will be at Belpre Cemetery in
Belpre. Friends may call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to the Heart of America Hospice, in care of the funeral home. 

Ruth A. Shocklee 1916-2000
STAFFORD - Ruth A. Shocklee, 84, died May 8 at Stafford District Hospital.
She was born April 30, 1916, in Stafford County, the daughter of Earl B.
and Ethel J. Newell Davis. She married Reginald Shocklee July 25, 1939, at
Stafford. He died Dec. 29, 1974. A resident of Stafford County for most of
her life, she had been a secretary for Stafford High School, a nurse aide
for Drs. Longwood and Brown and most recently was the curator for the
Stafford County Historical Society in Stafford.
Mrs. Shocklee was a member of First Christian Church, VFW Women's Auxiliary
and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, all of Stafford.
Survivors include one son, Rollin R. Shocklee of Stafford; two
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stafford Cemetery with the
Rev. Karen Ault officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Minnis
Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice, in care
of the funeral home. 

Lora Luella Heinze 1914-2000
STAFFORD - Lora Luella Heinze, 85, died May 7 at Evergreen Chehalem House
H&R Center in Newberg, Ore. She was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Stafford County,
the daughter of John Curtis and Myrtle Converse Adams. She married Samuel
W. Heinze Oct. 6, 1935, at Seward. He died July 28, 1991. A past resident
of Fort Worth, Texas, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Heinze was a member of Wescliff Methodist Church of Fort Worth.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan Heinze of Denver, Colo.; and her
caregiver, Dixie Apperson-Marsh of Tigard, Ore. She was preceded in death
by three brothers, Earl Adams, Arthur Adams and Donald Adams; and three
sisters, Eleanor, Thelma and Dorothy.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Stafford Cemetery with the
Rev. Karen Ault officiating. Minnis Chapel in Stafford is in charge of the
funeral arrangements. 

Eugene 'Harry' Brack 1927-2000
OTIS - Eugene "Harry" Brack, 73, died May 8 at Hoisington Rehabilitation
Center in Hoisington. He was born Jan. 15, 1927, in rural Rush County, the
son of Henry H. and Mary Maier Brack. A lifetime resident of Rush County,
he was a farmer.
Brack was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea.
Survivors include one brother, Fredrick L. Brack of Emporia. He was
preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Brack; one sister, Vera
Cunningham; six half brothers; and eight half sisters.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Margaret Gary officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse City
Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and until service
time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the donor's
choice, in care of the funeral home. 

Florentine 'Tina' Rathbun 1925-2000
SALINA - Florentine "Tina" Rathbun, 74, died May 7 at Salina Regional
Medical Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1925, at Hays. She married Clarence
E. Rathbun. He died in 1985. A longtime resident of Salina, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Rathbun was a member of St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church
in Salina.
Survivors include one son, Mark Rathbun of Salina; one daughter, Brenda
Brazil of Hydesville, Calif.; one brother, Wendelin "Buddy" Dinges of Hays;
four sisters, Isabella Koerner of Hays, Elizabeth Wolf of Denver, Colo.,
Leona Burnett and Henrietta Hoser, both of Great Bend; and three
grandchildren.
Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Funeral
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Barry Brinkman
officiating. Private burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to the church building fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Mary G. Karber 1902-2000
GYPSUM - Mary G. Karber, 97, died May 9 at her home southwest of Gypsum.
She was born Aug. 2, 1902, at Dubuque. She married Henry M. Karber. He died
in 1977. A resident of the Gypsum area since 1925, she was a homemaker and
assisted her husband with farm work.
Mrs. Karber was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Church Altar
Society, Gypsum Senior Citizens Organization and the EHU Club, all of
Gypsum.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Karber and Jim Karber, both of Gypsum;
one daughter, Mary Jo Meyer of Gypsum; one sister, Isabelle Rome of
Wichita; 11 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one son, Bernard Henry Karber; and one granddaughter, Theresa Kuhn.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Funeral
Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in
Salina with the Rev. John Wolesky officiating. Burial will be at St.
Patrick's Catholic Cemetery southwest of Gypsum. Friends may call from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the
Bishop's Endowment for Education Fund, in care of the family. 

Elsie M. Cummins 1905-2000
HOLYROOD - Elsie M. Cummins, 95, died May 6 at the Good Samaritan Center in
Ellsworth. She was born Jan. 2, 1905, at Holyrood, the daughter of Carl and
Bertha Frohrcich Russmann. She married John W. Cummins Jan. 16, 1924, at
Holyrood. He died Aug. 2, 1940. A lifetime resident of Holyrood, she was a
retired telephone operator for the Holyrood Telephone Company and former
cook at St. Peter Lutheran Parochial School of Holyrood.
Mrs. Cummins was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood.
Survivors include three daughters, Bertha Dresden of Athens, Ga., Vida C.
Stanton of Milwaukee, Wis., and LaDene Terry of Fresno, Calif.; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one brother, John Russmann; three sisters, Hertha Bilson, Olinda Hays and
Emma Schmidt.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. John Sharp
officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Holyrood. Friends may
call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday at Hays Funeral Home in Lindsborg and from 9
a.m. to service time Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the
church or Good Samaritan Center in Ellsworth, in care of the funeral home. 

Charlene E. Aggson 1929-2000
LARNED - Charlene E. Aggson, 71, died May 3 at her residence in Larned. She
was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Great Bend, the daughter of Charles and Esther
Almquist Seeman. She married Dareld Leland "Babe" Aggson Oct. 26, 1947, at
Larned. He died March 23, 1985. A lifetime resident of Larned, she was the
owner of Aggson Jewelers.
Mrs. Aggson was a member of United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Larned Country Club and the Chamber of Commerce, all of Larned.
Survivors include one son, Dave Aggson of Concordia; one daughter, Kaye
Boor of Sterling; one sister, Frances Keane of Walnut, Calif.; eight
grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at the Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Friends may call until service time today
at Beckwith Mortuary. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are
suggested to the Larned Emergency Medical Service, in care of the funeral
home.

Leona I. Hogg 1905-2000
MINNEAPOLIS - Leona I. Hogg, 94, died May 3 at the Minneapolis Good
Samaritan Center in Minneapolis. She was born Aug. 8, 1905, in a rural area
east of Minneapolis. She married Wilbur M. Hogg Sr. He died in 1969. A
lifetime resident of the Minneapolis area, she was a homemaker who played
with the Marvin Prochaska Band for 32 years and gave piano lessons for
seven years.
Mrs. Hogg was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women, and a charter member of the Jolly Janes Club, Business and
Professional Women, Friendly Folks at the Golden Wheel Senior Center, all
of Minneapolis, and AARP. She also served as a volunteer at the Minneapolis
Good Samaritan Center for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Wilbur M. Hogg Jr. of Salina, Donald E. Hogg
of Wichita and Rodney R. Hogg of Scott City; one daughter, Linda L. Carson
of Minneapolis; one niece whom she raised, Janice Mathews of Salina; eight
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one infant son, Edwin L. Hogg.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gene
Langhofer officiating. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in
Minneapolis. The casket will remain closed. Friends may call until 8 this
evening at the Shields Funeral home in Minneapolis. Memorials are suggested
to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Gary Allen Wagner 1976-2000
HUTCHINSON - Gary Allen Wagner, 23, died May 3 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus, in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 24, 1976, at Great
Bend, the son of Dwayne and Romona Horner Wagner. A resident of Hutchinson,
coming from Great Bend, he was an employee of the Republic Paper Board
Company in Hutchinson.
Wagner was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Dwayne and Brenda Wagner of
Great Bend; mother, Romona Newsome of Great Bend; one sister, Michelle
Wagner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one half-brother, Michael Jon Newsome,
of Great Bend; grandparents, Paul and Mary Wagner of Ellis;
step-grandfather, Karl A. Wenzel of Newton; step-grandmother, Arlene
Newsome of Great Bend; and step-great-grandmother, Gracie Kitchen of Lyons.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Travis
Dumond officiating. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Cemetery in
Bushton. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home
in Great Bend and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Gary Wagner Memorial Fund, in care of the
funeral home.

Wanda Stos 1934-2000
Wanda Stos, 65, died May 4 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.

Marie Arlene Spece 1923-2000
Marie Arlene Spece, 76, died May 2 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Ellinwood, the
daughter of Peter and Hannah Hinrichs Scheufler. She married Milton E.
Spece Feb. 16, 1947, in Great Bend. He died Nov. 28, 1987. A lifetime
resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Spece was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a former Sunday school
teacher and a volunteer at Central Kansas Medical Center, all in Great Bend.
Survivors include two sons, Sam Spece and Bill Spece, both of Great Bend;
and one brother, Kenneth Scheufler of Ellinwood.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Gary
W. Teske officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call until 9 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m.
to service time Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Trinity
Lutheran Church The Ladies Fellowship, in care of the funeral home.

Dean E. Kraisinger 1925-2000
Dean E. Kraisinger, 74, died May 2 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center,
St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be
announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.

Elizabeth Giskie Foos 1904-2000
OVERLAND PARK - Elizabeth Giskie Foos, 95, died April 30 at Indian Meadows
Nursing Home in Overland Park. She was born June 17, 1904, in Merkel,
Russia, the daughter of Henry P. and Eva Klein Giskie. She married Herman
Foos May 17, 1932, at Bazine. He died April 20, 1983. A resident of
Overland Park for more than two years, coming from Great Bend, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Foos was a member of First United Methodist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Gary Foos of Overland Park; one brother, Henry
Giskie of Eads, Colo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Molly Weber, Marie Foos and

Lydia Yeager.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in
Great Bend with the Rev. Dick Near officiating. Burial will be at the Great
Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 this evening at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. 

Nellie Fisher Kindall 1926-2000
NESS CITY - Nellie Fisher Kindall, 73, died April 30 at the Ness County
Hospital in Ness City. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, at Belpre, the daughter
of David and Clara Shaver. She retired from Phillips Lighting Company of
Salina after 25 years.
Kindall was a member of United Methodist Church of Belpre.
Survivors include three sons, R.D. Fisher of Tustin, Calif., Randy Fisher
of Wichita and Mike Fisher of Salina; one daughter, Tammy Gabel of Ness
City; two brothers, Walter Jay "Ike" Shaver of Larned and Frank Shaver of
Royce City, Texas; three sisters, Mildred Cater of Waddington, Mich., Helen
Sellers of Salina and Myrtle Vlahos of Paris, Texas; nine grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned
with the Rev. Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be at the Belpre
Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 this evening and from 9 a.m. to service
time Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Belpre Cemetery
Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Michael Schmidtberger 1925-2000
VICTORIA - Michael Schmidtberger, 75, died May 1 at his home in Victoria.
He was born March 18, 1925, in Victoria, the son of Alphonse and Clara Graf
Schmidtberger. He married Anna M. Burghart June 16, 1947, in Pfeifer. She
died July 1, 1992. A lifetime resident of Victoria, he was a roustabout
supervisor for City Service Oil Company and retired in 1987.
Schmidtberger was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Knights of
Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1751, all of Victoria. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Schmidtberger and Paul Schmidtberger,
both of Russell, and Karl Schmidtberger of Hays; three daughters, Diane
Carter of Salina, Janice Tholen of Victoria and Carol Dreiling of Hays; two
brothers, Robert A. Schmidtberger of Victoria and Marvin Schmidtberger of
Pratt; seven sisters, Mary Schmidtberger and Hermina Roth, both of
Victoria, Hubertine Schultz and Roseline Leiker, both of Hutchinson,
Albertine Foos of Great Bend, Sr. Vivian Schmidtberger CSA of LaCeila,
Honduras, and Edna Ptacek of Minneapolis; 17 grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald
Schmidtberger; one brother, Linus Schmidtberger; and one sister, Angelita
Schmidtberger.
Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars rosary will be at 7 p.m.
Wednesday followed by a vigil service at 7:30 p.m., all at Cline's Mortuary
in Victoria. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the
Rev. Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be at St. Fidelis Cemetery in
Victoria, with military honors by Victoria VFW Post 1751. Friends may call
until 9 this evening, from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Fidelis
Cemetery Fund, Sr. Vivian Schmidtberger Mission in LaCeila, Honduras, or
Masses, all in care of the funeral home. 

Marie Arlene Spece 1923-2000
Marie Arlene Spece, 76, died May 2 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.

Vernon Leon Gee 1927-2000
ST. JOHN - Vernon Leon Gee, 72, died April 27 at Hutchinson Hospital. He
was born Oct. 23, 1927, at Kellyville, Okla., the son of James Ernest and
Cora Edith Gee. He married Helen Juanita Gibson Nov. 30, 1948, at Bristow,
Okla. A resident of St. John since 1953, he was the owner of Gee Oil
Service in St. John until it sold in June, 1999. He also was past Co-op
manager, and operated Gee Hay Service and Gee's Diner, all of St. John.
Gee was past councilman and mayor of St. John, a member of St. John Saddle
Club, Elks Lodge, Stafford County Gun Club and St. John Lion's Club, all of
St. John. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, he was honorably discharged in
1947.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Darrel Leon Gee of
Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Carol Elizabeth Siefkes of Hudson and
Susan Diann Call of Lowell, Ark.; three sisters, Francis Cunningham and
Shirley Zanella, both of Montague, Calif. and Evelyn Gramm of Bristow,
Okla.; three stepsisters, Viginia VanDalsen and Mary Cordell, both of
Tulsa, Okla., and Opal Lucas of Sapulpa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and
one grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earnest LeRoy
Gee, James Lewis Gee and Jimmy Ray Gee; one grandchild, Lisa Diann Call;
his parents; and step-parents.
Funeral was today at Minnis Chapel in St. John with the Rev. W. Harlan
Rittgers officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at
Kellyville Cemetery in Kellyville, Okla. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa, Okla. Memorials are
suggested to Sunrise Cemetery Fund in Kellyville.

Henry Herman Haberman 1915-2000
LARNED - Henry Herman Haberman, 85, died April 29 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born June 15, 1915,
in Olmitz, the son of Joseph F. and Mary Weiser Haberman. He married Eunice
LaVern Osborn May 23, 1956, at Larned. A resident of Larned since 1956,
coming from Hutchinson, he was a United States Postal Service worker.
Haberman was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and American Legion, all of Larned; and a member of Fraternal Order of
Eagles of Great Bend. He was U.S Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Sandy Cutler of
Kingman; one brother, Emil Haberman of Larned; one sister, Frances Gasser
of Larned; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in
death by five brothers, Frank Haberman, Jule Haberman, Anton Haberman, Leo
Haberman and Joe Haberman; and three sisters, Mary Kevan, Amelia Gumbir and
Helen Boyd.
Vigil service will be at 7 this evening at the church. Funeral will be at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating.
Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call until 6 tonight and
from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home. 

Monte 'Ric' Metro 1951-2000
CONCORDIA - Monte "Ric" Metro, 48, died April 28 at his home in Concordia.
He was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Concordia, the son of Alfred and Della Mae
Monty Metro. He was a graduate of Concordia High School and later attended
Salina Area Technical School. He was a lifetime resident of Concordia.
Metro was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Knights
of Columbus, American Legion Post 76 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
588, all of Concordia.
Survivors include two daughters, Paula Metro of Lenexa, and Kayla Metro of
Concordia; his parents of Concordia; four brothers, Michael Metro of
Salina, Steve Metro of Albuquerque, N.M., Larry Metro of Great Bend and Jim
Metro of Concordia; five sisters, Julie O'Donnell of Salina and Sandra
Hittle, Jolene Clark, Geralyn Strait and Joyce Dutton, all of Concordia.
Vigil service will be at 7 this evening at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel
in Concordia. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the
Revs. Steven Heina and LeRoy Metro officiating. Burial will be at St.
Concordia Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 this evening at the funeral
home and from 9 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested
to Kayla Metro Educational Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Ina Mae Roberts 1925-2000
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Ina Mae Roberts, 75, died April 29 at Poudre Valley
Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. She was born March 10, 1925, in Quail,
Texas, the daughter of Herbert James and Beatrice Mae Furgeson Winegart.
She married W.L. Roberts May 27, 1942, in Hollis, Okla. A resident of Fort
Collins for nine years and a one-time resident of Otis, she was a homemaker
and worked for several different greenhouses and florists.
Mrs. Roberts was of the Christian faith and attended both Methodist and
Baptist churches.
Survivors include her husband of the home; four sons, James Roberts of
Gulfport, Miss., Wilton Lee Roberts of Metropolis, Ill., Billie Roberts of
Fort Collins, Colo., and Kenneth Roberts of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter,
Mary Meisenheimer of Thornton, Colo.; one sister, Ruth Holland of Fort
Sumner, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by six siblings.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Campus Ministry, St. Thomas
Chapel in Fort Collins with the Rev. Connie Winter-Eulberg officiating.
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Salvation
Army, in care of Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Dr., Ste. B, Fort Collins,
Colo., 80524. 

John Jasper Teel 1947-2000
ATWOOD - John Jasper Teel, 53, died April 28 in Ellis County following a
motor vehicle accident. He was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Quinter, the son of
Herbert Harold and L. Ethel Turner Teel. He was a graduate of Rexford High
School and Fort Hays State College. He married Pearl Mason Aug. 28, 1970.
He married Anna Hafer Knapp May 26, 1995, at Burlington, Colo. He was a
farm laborer, employed by Sweet Farms.
Teel was a member of United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 164 AF&AM and
Eastern Star Radiant Chapter 229, all of Atwood; and Veterans of Foreign
Wars in Whiting. He was U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Jasper Teel of Lawrence;
one daughter, Carla Warriner of Atchinson; one step-son, Michael Knapp of
McDonald; five step-daughters, Cynthia Owens of Kansas City, Mo., Cathleen
Loop of McDonald, Cheryl Colson of Colby, Connie McCain of Atwood and
Barbara Knapp of Beatrice, Neb.; one brother, James Teel of Hutchinson; two
sisters, Lois McMahan of Burlington, Colo., and Ann Zalewski of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral was today at the church with Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating.
Burial was at Rexford Cemetery in Rexford. Memorials are suggested to the
church or Atwood City Library, both in care of the funeral home. 

Elizabeth Foos 1905-2000
Elizabeth Foos, 95, died April 30 at Indian Meadows Nursing Home in
Overland Park. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.


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