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Eugene O. Morsbach 1926-2000
LYONS - Eugene O. Morsbach, 74, died June 11 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born April 18, 1926, in
Salina, the son of Roy and Laura A. Moore Morsbach. A longtime resident of
Lyons, he was retired from Cessna.
Morsbach was a member of Assembly of God Church in Lyons. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two brothers, Jesse Morsbach of Hoisington and Harry
Morsbach of Spokane, Wash. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester
Morsbach; and one sister, Iva Boese.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lyons Municipal
Cemetery with the Rev. Travis Dumond officiating. Friends may call from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials are
suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Alfred H. Hildebrand 1920-2000
STAFFORD - Alfred H. Hildebrand, 79, died June 11 at his home in Stafford.
He was born July 26, 1920, in rural Stafford, the son of Henry and Margaret
Witt Hildebrand. He was a 1938 graduate of Stafford High School. He married
Wanda Carleton Feb. 5, 1943, at Stafford. A lifetime resident of Stafford,
he was a farmer.
Hildebrand was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Stafford. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II from 1942-1946 as an
ambulance driver for the Army Medical Corps.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Gerald "Jerry" Hildebrand
of Pratt and Jeff Hildebrand of Turon; one sister, Lucille Moore of
Stafford; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. David
Vetter officiating. Burial will be at the Stafford Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1-8 tonight at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested
to the church, in care of the chapel. 

Bonnie Ruth Flowers 1935-2000
Bonnie Ruth Flowers, 64, died June 11 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 14, 1935, at Otis, the
daughter of Daniel E. and Lydia M. Muth Brack. She married Richard R.
Flowers June 4, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died May 7, 1994. A lifetime
area resident, she was a sales clerk for Komarek Jewelers in Great Bend.
Mrs. Flowers was a member of Hart's Corner Baptist Missionary Church.
Survivors include one son, Ronald R. Flowers of Paola; one daughter, Orella
Lucas of Little River; three brothers, Dan Brack and Wibur Brack, both of
Farmington, N.M., and Tom Brack of Great Bend; five sisters, Evelyn Deines
and Dolores Fricks, both of Great Bend, Marlyn White of Royce City, Texas,
Wilma Cody of Welaka, Fla., and De Anna Robinson of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and
five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. A.J.
Owens officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend.
Friends may call from 6-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday,
both at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend, and from 9:30 a.m.
until service time Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials
are suggested to Leukemia Society, in care of the funeral home. 

Elizabeth Walter 1910-2000
SALINA - Elizabeth Walter, 90, died June 9 at Sterling House Assisted
Living in Salina. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, at Blackwolf, the daughter of
William and Bessie Homolka Bartonek. She married Leo Walter Aug. 14, 1940,
at Lincoln. A lifetime resident of the Wilson area, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Walter was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wilson.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three daughters, Shirley Walter,
Elsie Wendell and Betty Rigney, all of Salina; two sisters, Sylvia Kratky
of Wilson and Elsie Foran of Ellsworth; four grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five
step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, William
Bartonek.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jim Wagner
officiating. Burial will be at Wilson City Cemetery. Friends may call until
8 tonight at Foster Mortuary in Wilson and from 9 a.m. until service time
Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or to Hospice
of Salina, both in care of the funeral home. 

Lena Mae Bennett 1924-2000
HOISINGTON - Lena Mae Bennett, 76, died June 10 at Integrated Health
Services of Great Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be
announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. 

Leo Wilkins 1909-2000
CLAFLIN - Leo Wilkins, 90, died June 8 at his home in Claflin. Survivors
and funeral arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
in Hoisington.

Martha Elizabeth Alford 1914-2000
Martha Elizabeth Alford, 86, died June 9 at Integrated Health Services in
Great Bend. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend. 

Emilie LaVerne Steitz 1919-2000
NESS CITY - Emilie LaVerne Steitz, 80, died June 7 at Ness County Hospital
in Ness City. She was born Nov. 14, 1919, near Claflin, the daughter of
Wenslow and Annie Rous Mateyec. She married Richard Steitz Aug. 7, 1938, at
Otis. He died Oct. 11, 1987. A resident of Ness City since 1959, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Steitz was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ness City.
Survivors include two sons, James P. "Jim" Steitz of Great Bend and Daniel
R. Steitz of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Frances Evans of Modesto, Calif.;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Yvonne
Marshall officiating. Burial will be at the Ness City Cemetery. Friends may
call from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness
City. Memorials are suggested to the church or Ness County Hospital
Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

Lois L. Edwards 1921-2000
LARNED - Lois L. Edwards, 78, died June 6 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Joseph's Campus in Larned. She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in rural Rush
County, the daughter of Everett O. and Frances M. Bitter Edwards. A
resident of Larned since her retirement in 1982, she was a ticket agent for
the B & O Railroad for 40 years.
Miss Edwards was a member of United Methodist Church in Larned.
Survivors include five brothers, Elbert A. Edwards, Everett Edwards Jr.,
Thomas Edwards and Zane Edwards, all of Bison, and Forrest Edwards of
Russiaville, Ind.; and five sisters, Ladine Peterson and Minetta Smith,
both of Pawnee Rock, Ruth Anne Krug of La Crosse, Holly M. Brack of
Spearman, Texas, and Hazel Stump of Larned. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Robert A. Edwards; and one sister, Elma Edwards.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Kathy Bannister officiating. Burial will be at the La Crosse
City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and prior
to the service Saturday, all at the funeral home. Family will receive
friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested
to Larned Seniors' Center, Larned Emergency Medical Technicians or Barton
County Hospice, all in care of the funeral home.

Hazel S. Simmons 1917-2000
Hazel S. Simmons, 83, died June 6 at Maranatha Lodge in Springfield, Mo.
She was born March 26, 1917, in Oklahoma. She married Dick Holt. He died.
She married Lloyd Gideon. He died. She married Everett Simmons. He died. A
longtime resident of Great Bend, she was a former employee of Safeway, and
worked for Singer Sewing Machine and Cloth World, all of Great Bend.
Mrs. Simmons was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include five stepsons, Fray Gideon of Kansas, Ron Gideon of
Springfield, Gary Simmons of Great Bend, Earl Simmons of Lake of the
Ozarks, Mo., and Melvin Simmons of Greensburg; two stepdaughters, Anna Lee
Short of Wichita and Merrie Simmons Evans of Harrisonville, Mo.; five
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and
several stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Dick
Holt; and one daughter, Janice Holt.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. Dr. Doyle Smith officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest
Memorial Park in Great Bend. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Friday at the Bryant-Christians Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to
the church or American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home. 

Thomas Noland Pearson 1908-2000
Thomas Noland Pearson, 92, died June 5 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born March 2, 1908, at Mountain View,
Mo., the son of William M. and Nevada Winningham Pearson. He married Linda
E. Ratzlaff Dec. 28, 1938, at Fairview, Okla. She died Dec. 26, 1993. A
resident of Great Bend for two years, coming from Enid, Okla., he was a
farmer and rancher.
Pearson was a member of the Methodist Church in Enid. He was a World War II
veteran.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Pearson of Great Bend; one sister,
Pauline Brayton of Silver Springs, Md.; two grandchildren; and one
great-granddaughter.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery
in Enid with the Rev. Loren Dyke officiating. Graveside rites will be
presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2270 of Enid. Friends may call
until 9 tonight at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials
are suggested to Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Harry Victor Bernard 1911-1999
LARNED - Harry Victor Bernard, 88, died Dec. 23, 1999, at Bella Vista, Ark.
He was born Dec. 12, 1911, at St. Louis, Mo., the son of William H. and
Mary E. Tanner Bernard. He was a graduate of Zook High School and attended
McPherson College. He married Dona L. VanHorn in 1936. He was a store
manager for Duckwalls and Alco Stores Inc. for over 40 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Dan Alan Bernard of Laguna
Niguel, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Ann Satterfield of Lincoln, Neb.; one
sister, Marjorie Cline of Larned; five grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Larned Cemetery with
the Rev. Carl Martin officiating. The body has been cremated. Memorials are
suggested to the donor's choice, in care of Beckwith Mortuary in Larned. 

Velda Marie Kell Blair 1920-2000
LARNED - Velda Marie Kell Blair, 79, died Jan. 18 in San Diego, Calif.
A memorial service conducted by the family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Pawnee Rock Cemetery in Pawnee Rock. Following the service there will be
a gathering of family and friends at 4 p.m. at poolside of the Holiday Inn
in Great Bend. Her daughter, Jean, and son, Steve, will host a dinner there
at 5 p.m. 

Lois E. McDowell 1924-2000
NILES - Lois E. McDowell, 76, died May 25. The committal service for the
inurnment will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Cemetery. 

Hazel S. Simmons 1917-2000
Hazel S. Simmons, 83, died June 6 at Springfield, Mo. Survivors and funeral
arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend. 

Margaret Emma Fuqua 1920-2000
Margaret Emma Fuqua, 79, died June 5 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St.
Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born July 28, 1920, at Belpre, the
daughter of Hugh Thomas and Margaret Cecila Riegel. She was a 1938 graduate
of Radium High School. She married William T. Fuqua June 8, 1940, at Tulsa,
Okla. A resident of Great Bend, she was a sales clerk at J.C. Penney.
Mrs. Fuqua was a member of First Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Dianne Richards
of Great Bend and Nancy Beaty of Kearney, Mo.; one brother, Bill Riegel of
Eaton, Colo.; one sister, Joan Ming of Great Bend; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Riegel, Bud Riegel and
Francis Riegel; and two sisters, Mary Everett and Mildred Greeson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. William
Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Xavier Cemetery in Seward. Friends
may call from 1-8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel, Inc. in St. John. Memorials
are suggested to the church or American Cancer Society, both in care of the
funeral home. 

Dianna L. Mock 1956-2000
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Dianna L. Mock, 43, died June 3 at her home in
Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 15, 1956, in El Dorado, the daughter of
Alvin and Joyce Young Gore. She was a graduate of Plainville High School
and Barton County Community College. She married Phillip Mock Dec. 20,
1975, at Plainville. A resident of Oklahoma City since 1996, coming from
Great Bend, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mock was a member of Cherokee Hills Christian Church in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Jonathan Mock of the
home; two daughters, Melissa Mock of Manhattan and Stephanie Mock of the
home; her parents of Plainville; two brothers, Steve Gore of Hershey, Pa.,
and Monty Gore of Plainville; and one sister, Gayla Puthoff of Wichita.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Plainville Christian Church in
Plainville with the Revs. Kevin Ingram and Wade Russell officiating. Burial
will be at Plainville Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9
a.m. until noon Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville
and from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested
to the Dianna L. Mock Memorial Fund for area churches, in care of the
funeral home. 

Opal M. Brown 1918-2000
HUTCHINSON - Opal M. Brown, 81, died June 4 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was
born Oct. 22, 1918, the daughter of Isaac and Millie May Moore Briggs. She
was a graduate of Miltonvale High School. She married Vaughn E. Brown Oct.
22, 1938, in Abilene. A resident of Hutchinson since May 13, coming from
Goodland, she and her husband owned and operated a restaurant in
Minneapolis, and she was employed for a short time at Booggarts and was a
waitress for Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks clubs in Goodland.
Mrs. Brown was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 1133 and Order of
the Eastern Star Chapter 146, in Minneapolis.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Clinton Brown of
Hutchinson and Richard Brown of Great Bend; one brother, Andrew Briggs of
Andover; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers
and one sister.
Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Goodland Cemetery in
Goodland with the Rev. Chet Ross officiating. Friends may call from 8 a.m.
until service time Wednesday at Bateman Funeral Home in Goodland. Memorials
are suggested to Kansas State University Cancer Research Center, in care of
the funeral home. 

Ella A. Fradd 1900-2000
Ella A. Fradd, 100, died June 4 at Integrated Health Services of Great
Bend. She was born Jan. 9, 1900, in Barton County, the daughter of Frank W.
and Emma Christine Springer Chambers. She married Bert H. Fradd April 11,
1917, at Great Bend. He died May 19, 1975. A lifetime resident of Barton
County, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Fradd was a member of First Christian Church and Eagles Auxiliary,
both of Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth A. Fradd Sr. of Great Bend; one
daughter, Hellen Louise Bishop of Sun City, Ariz.; one sister, Glenda
Wagner of Lincoln, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Great Bend Cemetery with
the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until
9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer
Society or to the church, both in care of the funeral home. 

Ronald Otis Scantlin 1925-2000
Ronald Otis Scantlin, 74, died June 4 at Integrated Health Services of
Woodhaven in Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 30, 1925, at Haviland, the son of
Jesse Otis and Joy Ray Scantlin. He married Elfrieda Ann Kinzel June 22,
1959, at Odin. She died Jan. 30, 1992. A resident of Great Bend, coming
from Pratt, he was a retail clothing salesman.
Scantlin was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
There will be no service. Inurnment will be at the Holy Family Cemetery at
Odin at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend. 

Dr. Richard Herold 1929-2000
LONGMONT, Colo. - Richard Herold, 71, died June 4. He was born Feb. 14,
1929, at Ellinwood. He was a 1960 graduate of the University of Kansas City
School of Dentistry. He married Ruby Cole in 1950 at Great Bend. A resident
of Longmont, coming from Littleton, Colo., and Great Bend, he was a dentist
in Great Bend from 1960-1976 and in Littleton from 1976 until his
retirement in 1992.
Herold was a member of the Shrine and Masonic Organization and Delta Sigma
Delta International Dental Fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
Signal Corp, having served in Korea. In 1986, Herold and his wife were
active in establishing Heritage College of Health Careers in Denver, Colo.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Dana Gettel and
Denise Kramlich, both of Longmont; one brother, Don Herold of Great Bend;
one sister, Norma Colvin of Ellinwood; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational United Church in
Longmont. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Boulder County, 1855 Plaza
Dr., Loisville, Colo., 80027, or to the church, 1500 9th Ave., Longmont,
Colo., 80501. 

Bertha Denning 1914-2000
VICTORIA - Bertha Denning, 85, died June 5 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in
Lawrence. She was born Nov. 16, 1914, at Victoria, the daughter of Joseph
P. and Magdalena Windholz Scheck. She married Richard Denning Oct. 30,
1939, at Victoria. He died Jan. 7, 1985. A longtime resident of Victoria,
she was a homemaker and owner of a draperies and upholstery shop until 1983.
Mrs. Denning was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria.
Survivors include one son, Donald Denning of St. Loius, Mo.; one daughter,
Darlene Ward of Lawrence; five brothers, Peter Scheck of Great Bend, Edwin
Scheck and Melvin Scheck, both of Russell, Linus Scheck of Macksville and
Gilbert Scheck of Hays; four sisters, Mary Wiegel, Katie Scheck and Lena
Meder, all of Victoria, and Rubina Dinkel of Oakley; two grandchildren; and
one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Seraphin
Scheck and Victor Scheck; and one sister, Leona Scheck.
Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary in
Victoria. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev.
Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in
Victoria. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Friday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the church building
repair fund, Visiting Nurses Association of Lawrence or Masses, all in care
of the funeral home. 

Thomas N. Pearson 1908-2000
Thomas N. Pearson, 92, of Great Bend died June 5. Survivors and funeral
arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great
Bend. 

Ella Alice Fradd 1900-2000
Ella Alice Fradd, 100, died June 4 at Integrated Health Services in Great Bend.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend. 

Ronald O. Scantlin 1925-2000
Ronald O. Scantlin, 74, died June 4 at Integrated Health Services,
Woodhaven in Ellinwood.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend. 

Betty V. King 1931-2000
LARNED - Betty V. King, 69, died June 3 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born Jan. 22, 1931, in Burdett, the
daughter of Robert and Ellen Jones Olsen. She married James W. King Dec.
11, 1949, in Larned. He died Feb. 23, 1993. A Larned resident since 1973,
coming from California, she was a bank teller and homemaker.
Mrs. King was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Larned.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Skinner of Flower Mound, Texas; one
brother, Martin Olsen of Burdett; six sisters, Stella Klein of Lefors,
Texas, Ila Hampton of Larned, Laura Dovel of Northglenn, Colo., Vera Arthur
of Alpine, Wyo., Patricia "Jody" Mitchell of Garfield and Lena Simmons of
Greensburg; and one grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned.
Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 tonight, from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the
mortuary. 

Amelia Nettleingham 1905-2000
HOISINGTON - Amelia Nettleingham, 94, died June 3 at Clara Barton Hospital
in Hoisington. She was born July 2, 1905, in Russell County near Milberger,
the daughter of John K. and Lydia Steinert Nuss. She married Guy L.
Nettleingham Sept. 15, 1921, in Great Bend. He died Oct. 25, 1979. A
resident of Hoisington since 1950, coming from a farm near Galatia, she was
a homemaker.
Mrs. Nettleingham was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women
Missionary League and Heritage Club, all of Hoisington.
Survivors include two sons, LaVerne Nettleingham of Galatia and Albert
Nettleingham of Spencer, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, Marlene Morrison; three brothers, Leo Nuss, Edward Nuss and Paul
Nuss; one sister, Rachel Wiedeman; and one step-granddaughter, Susan Curran.
Prayer service will be at 7:30 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the
Rev. Garry Dassow officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Tuesday
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or Clara Barton
Foundation, in care of the funeral home. 

William 'Bill' Mog 1908-2000
MESA, Ariz. - William "Bill" Mog, 91, died May 20 at his home in Mesa,
Ariz. He was born Sept. 12, 1908, in Wilson, the son of George and Anna
Smischny Mog. He married Nora Loree King April 12, 1939, in Ellis. She died
June 6, 1976. He married Rosa McElroy April 20, 1986, in Mesa. A former
resident of Larned, he had been a teacher in Great Bend and Hudson schools
and former operator of the Champlain service station in Larned.
Mog was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert and former
Masonic Lodge member of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Sue Seeman and Donna
Hanken, both of Larned; one stepson, Larry McElroy of Mesa, Ariz.; one
stepdaughter, Joann Wilde of Hamilton, Ill.; two brothers, Everett Mog of
Dorrance and Marvin Mog of Anaheim, Calif.; three sisters, Leona Mellecker
of Dodge City, Edith Stratmann of Holyrood and Gladys Sherwin of Livermore,
Calif.; four granddaughters; eight great-granddaughters; and four
step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira Mog and
Sinnie Mog; and two sisters, Clarice Johnson and Mabel Johansen.
Graveside inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Larned Cemetery with the
Rev. Jim Hawthorne officiating. Memorials are suggested to American Heart
Association and American Cancer Society, both in care of Morell Funeral 

Oliver Herdman 1922-2000
MCCRACKEN - Oliver Herdman, 77, died May 30 at Hays Medical Center, Hadley
Campus, in Hays. He was born Oct. 9, 1922, on a farm near Ogala, the son of
Charles A. and Josephine Oliver Herdman. He married Willetta Gorden Aug.
10, 1941, at Bison. A lifetime resident of Rush County, he was a John Deere
manager for 30 years. He also worked as a farmer, La Crosse school bus
driver, Bazine school custodian and was the owner of Family Parlor Cafe and
Herdman Liquor.
Herdman was a member of United Methodist Church in McCracken and Eagle Order.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Harold Herdman of
McCracken, Leroy Herdman of Aurora, Colo., and Terry Herdman of Blacksburg,
Va.; one daughter, Glenda Pfannenstiel of Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; and
19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Vergene
Herdman; two sisters, Josphene Herdman and Charlotte Giess; and one
granddaughter, Sharolyn Herdman.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Marilyn
Christmore officiating. Burial will be at the McCracken Cemetery. Friends
may call until 9 tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse. Memorials
are suggested to the church or the emergency medical technicians in
McCracken, both in care of the funeral home. 

Eloise M. Rogers 1918-2000
EL PASO, Texas - Eloise Maurine Rogers, 82, died May 25 at the Del Sol
Medical Center. She was born Jan. 29, 1918, at Healy, the daughter of Roy
and Beulah Baxter Watt. She attended school at Healy. She married Maurice
A. "Buck" Rogers May 22, 1938. He died April 11, 1995. A resident of El
Paso for 29 years, she taught school for one year in Gove County and was a
homemaker.
Survivors include four daughters, Nikki Dryden of Aledo, Texas, Linda Ault
of Grand Rapids, S.D., Karen Koppanyi of Baltimore, Md., and Beth McFarland
of Torrence, Calif.; one brother, Roy Watt of Dodge City; two sisters,
Bonnie Friedly of Hoisington and Dean Matheson of Grand Prairie, Texas; 12
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one daughter, Karen Ponchard; two brothers, Kenneth Watt and George Watt;
two sisters, Gladys York and Marianna Watt; and one grandson, Sandor
Koppanyi.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Martin Funeral Home Central in El
Paso. She was buried at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Memorials are suggested to
St. Pauls United Methodist Church in El Paso, in care of the funeral home. 

Doris B. Pearson 1900-2000
GALATIA - Doris B. Pearson, 99, died June 1 at Clara Barton Hospital in
Hoisington. She was born Sept. 2, 1900, at Otis, the daugter of Seward F.
and Huldah M. Jones Pearson. She was a graduate of Fort Hays Normal School
and Fort Hays State University, with a B.A. degree in education. A resident
of Hoisington, coming from Galatia, she was a retired rural elementary
school teacher, having taught in Rush, Barton, Ellis and Russell counties.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist
Women of Hoisington.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Revs. Wayne
Flanders and Joseph Coachman officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale
Cemetery in Otis. Friends may call until 5 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke
Funeral Home in Hoisington and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday
at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Doris B. Pearson endowment
fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Meredith E. Burke 1908-2000
KINGMAN - Meredith E. Burke, 92, died May 31 at Villa Maria Nursing Center
in Mulvane. She was born May 1, 1908, at Logan, the daughter of Charles B.
and Anna Laura Shull Dwelly. She married Paul B. Burke June 19, 1939 at
Manhattan. He died in December of 1991. A longtime resident of Kingman, she
was a school teacher and a co-owner of Gambles Store.
Mrs. Burke was a member of United Methodist Church in Kingman.
Survivors include two sons, Byron Burke of Derby and Bruce Burke of
Lansing, Mich.; one sister, Doris Brink of Iola; and six grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one brother, John Dwelly; and one sister, Hazel
Hensley.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman with
the Rev. John Schmitt officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Netawaka Cemetery in Netawaka. Friends may call until 8 tonight,
from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, all at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or to the Kingman
Library, both in care of the funeral home. 

Fred W. Sherman 1905-2000
NEOLA - Fred W. Sherman, 95, died May 30 at Leisure Homestead in Stafford.
He was born Jan. 26, 1905, at Neola, the son of Harry and Rose Nelson
Sherman. He married Geneva O'Neil June 3, 1928, at Penalosa. A longtime
resident of the Neola community, he was a farmer until he became the
manager of the Neola elevator.
Sherman was a member of Stafford Church of Christ and a charter member of
Stafford Optimist Club. He was an accordian player and the leader of the
Fred Sherman and His Boys band.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Estol Coen and
Florence Holmes, both of Turon; one sister, Maude Crotts of Penalosa; seven
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Alice Sherman, and three
brothers.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Darrel
Murphy officiating. Burial will be at Neola Cemetery. Friends may call from
4-8 p.m. Friday at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested to
the church, in care of the funeral home.

Doris B. Pearson 1900-2000
GALATIA - Doris B. Pearson, 99, died June 1. Survivors and funeral
arrangements will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. 

Arden E. Schartz 1926-2000
LARNED - Arden E. Schartz, 74, died May 29 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita. He was born April 22, 1926, in
Barton County, the son of Alphones H. and Caroline Auchstetter Schartz. He
married Lorene F. Rose Dec. 18, 1949, in Ellinwood. A lifetime resident of
Pawnee County, he was a farmer and contractor.
Schartz was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Larned, Rozel Lyons
Club charter member, Burdett Senior Citizen Center and Holy Rosary Catholic
Church Council, both of Burdett.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, David Schartz of Rozel,
Stephen Schartz of Garfield, Joseph Schartz of Larned, Jerome Schartz of
Kansas City, Mo., and Michael Schartz of Wichita; four daughters, Barbara
Straub of Larned, Teresa Spears of Monmouth, Ill., Juanita Smith of Wichita
and Christine Brenner of Pratt; three brothers, Cletus Schartz and Warren
Schartz, both of Great Bend, and Orville Schartz of Kingman; 26
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
one brother, Malvern Schartz.
Vigil service will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in
Larned. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Larned with the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating. Friends may call until 8
p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will
be at Larned Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart School
Adopt-A-Student Fund or American Cancer Society, both in care of the
funeral home. 

Elsie A. Frieb 1907-2000
OLMITZ - Elsie A. Frieb, 93, died May 29 at Central Kansas Medical Center,
St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born March 12, 1907, in rural Otis,
the daughter of Charles and Mary Tuzicka Schober. She married Carl F. Frieb
April 22, 1929, at Olmitz. He died Feb. 12, 1992. A longtime resident of
Olmitz, coming from rural Otis, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Frieb was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and Altar Society,
both of Olmitz.
Survivors include two sons, Marion Frieb and Neil Freib, both of Olmitz;
six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
four brothers, John Schober, Dave Schober, William Schober and Fritz
Schober; and two sisters, Minnie Mayer and Anna Schenk.
Wake service will be at 8:30 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington, followed by Altar Society rosary. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at the church with the Rev. Ultan Murphy officiating. Burial will
be at the church cemetery in Olmitz. Friends may call until 9 tonight at
the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church, Golden Belt Home
Health and Hospice or donor's choice, all in care of the funeral home. 

Ella Everett 1911-2000
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Ella Woestman Everett, 88, died May 25 at her home in Las
Vegas. She was born June 11, 1911, on a farm in Barton County, the daughter
of Frank and Alice Evers Woestman. She was one of five children. She had
two brothers, Lyman Woestman and Evlyn Woestman; and two sisters, Grace
Everett and Minnie Fay White. Ella and Grace married brothers, Frank
Everett and Clarence Everett. She married Frank Eldon Everett June 18,
1932. He died April 13, 1953. She moved to Denver, Colo., in 1958 to work
for Sigman Meat Co. She was employed there for 18 years. In 1985 she moved
to Las Vegas to be close to her daughter and family.
Survivors include one daughter, Fleeta Joyce Everett Haney and her husband,
John Haney, of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Brant and Brenda Haney; and
one great-grandchild, Mykael Brant. She was preceded in death by all four
of her brothers and sisters.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Great Bend Cemetery with the
Rev. Tom Robson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend. The
family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested
to Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo, in care of the funeral home.

Ruth LaVerne Ash 1905-2000
ELLINWOOD - Ruth LaVerne Ash, 94, died May 29 at Integrated Health Services
of Woodhaven in Ellinwood. She was born Aug. 30, 1905, in Winfield, the
daughter of John Riley and Rillie Hill Mitchell. She married Arthur Ray Ash
Sept. 4, 1925, in Winfield. He died Nov. 20, 1960. A resident of Ellinwood
since 1936, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ash was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and Veterans of
Foreign Wars, both in Ellinwood.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys Laht of Fresno, Calif.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kimple Funeral Chapel in Ellinwood
with Debra Rains officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday
at Union Cemetery in Winfield. Friends may call from 4-8 today at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels, in care of the
funeral home.

Vida Jane Gates Appl 1901-2000
MANHATTAN - Vida Jane Gates Appl, 98, died May 28 at Stoneybrook Retirement
Center in Manhattan. She was born July 31, 1901, at Stafford County, the
daughter of Ralph Cook and Martha Elizabeth Smith Gates. She was a 1919
graduate of St. John High School and a 1926 graduate of the University of
Kansas. She married Fred C. Appl Aug. 29, 1928, at Pretty Prairie. He died
Nov. 5, 1984. A resident of Manhattan, coming from Great Bend, she was a
homemaker and retired teacher. She also helped her husband establish and
operate a motel in Great Bend from 1937 until 1969.
Mrs. Appl was a member of First Christian Church in Great Bend, Daughters
of the American Revolution, Women's Christian Temperance Union, American
Association of University Women and the Washington Club.
Survivors include two sons, Fredric C. Appl of Manhattan and Franklin J.
Appl of Norman, Okla.; two sisters, Gladys Eaves of Lamar, Colo., and
Thelma Hammond of Denver, Colo.; six granddaughters; and six
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Gates
and Arthur Gates; and five sisters, May Weiszbrod, Amy McCoy, Clara Nelson,
Goldie Hooper and Lucy Gates.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great
Bend with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at
Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd O. Maggard 1913-2000
LA CROSSE - Lloyd O. Maggard, 86, died May 28 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital in La Crosse. He was born Dec. 4, 1913, on a farm northeast of
Oberlin, the son of Roy and Dollie Van Pelt Maggard. He was a 1934 graduate
of Decatur High School. He married Blanche Petracek June 21, 1942, at
Jennings. A longtime resident of La Crosse, he and his wife established
Rush County Locker Service, which they operated until 1975.
Maggard was a member of First Christian Church in La Crosse, and served as
a church deacon and elder. He served on the city commission from 1952
through 1954, serving as mayor in 1953. He also served on the La Crosse
School Board and Rush County Memorial Hospital Board. He was a member of
American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Masonic Lodge, all of La
Crosse. He was also a member of La Crosse Chamber of Commerce and served as
its president. He served as a volunteer for SCORE, served a term as
president for Kansas Meat Packers Association and president of Kansas
Frozen Food Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served
in World War II. He fought in the European Theater with the 1st Army, 759th
Tank Batallion, Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Roger Maggard of
Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Linda Conard of Hutchinson and Carol
Garbacik of Philomath, Ore.; three sisters, Ola Yauk of McCook, Neb., Zola
Brown of Selden and Ella Betts of Oberlin; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church in La Crosse with the
Rev. Troy Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse.
Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to the church or Rush County Memorial Hospital, in care of the
funeral home.

Raymond F. Bleich 1922-2000
PAXTON, Ill. - Raymond F. Bleich, 78, of Paxton, died May 20 at Gibson Area
Hospital in Gibson City, Ill. He was born Jan. 14, 1922, at Thawville,
Ill., the son of Gustave and Olga Zabel Bleich. He married Elsie S. Snyder
Steiner Jan. 12, 1980, at Buckley, Ill. He was employed at Bear Brand
Hosiery in Paxton several years and for 21 years owned and operated Ray's
Texaco in Buckley.
Bleich was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Buckley, and a former
member of the church choir. He was also a member of Lions Club and Chamber
of Commerce, both of Buckley. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served
with the 103rd Cannon Company in both New Guinea and the Philippines. He
was awarded the Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Eric Bleich of Lake
Iroquois, Loda, Ill.; three daughters, Melanie Niemann of Paxton; Karna
Armstrong of Mansfield, Ill.; and Valerie Dryden of Larned; one stepson,
John Snyder of Crescent City, Ill.; one sister, Frieda Ringeisen of Red
Wing, Minn.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two
stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two
sisters.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Ford-Baier Funeral Home in Buckley.


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