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Delores Jane Corwin
KINSLEY - Delores Jane Corwin, 63, died Dec. 5, 2000, at her home in Kinsley.
She was born June 8, 1937, at Kinsley, the daughter of Elmer and Florence Haag Kirkbride. A lifetime resident of Kinsley, she was an assistant city clerk.
She belonged to First Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship, both at Kinsley.
On July 11, 1964, she married Dennis C. Corwin at Hutchinson. He survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Rene’ Woolard and Marla Corwin, both of Kinsley; a brother, Melvin Kirkbride, Kinsley; three sisters, Pat and Kathy Kirkbride, both of Kinsley, and Barbara Rhorer, Hutchinson.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Funeral services were at First Christian Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis Blodgett presiding. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to Southwind Hospice, both in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Victor Spreier Jr.
LARNED - Victor Spreier Jr., 83, died Dec. 6, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born Sept. 22, 1917, at Rozel, the son of Jacob and Mary Kindsvater Spreier. A lifetime resident of Rozel, he was a mechanic.
He attended the Nazarene Church in Kinsley.
On Nov. 5, 1942, he married Doris Irene Martin at Rozel. She died Dec. 27, 1988.
Survivors include a son, Nolan, Rozel; a daughter, Phyllis Romo, Sacramento, Calif.: 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, David, Henry, Adam and John; two sisters, Eva Rheemsmyber and Molly Spreier; a stepbrother, Bill; and two stepsisters, Sara Kindsvater-Darnell and Kate Kindsvater-Muller.
Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Monday in Rozel Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Bowles presiding. Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn L. Gardner
Evelyn L. Gardner, 87, died Dec. 5, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born Nov. 24, 1913, at Brookings S.D., the daughter of Frank Alford and Anna W. Youngburg Nelson. A Kansas resident since 1918, she was a graduate of Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College, and Salt City Business College. She graduated from Emporia State College in 1936 with a bachelors degree in business education and English. She taught at Trousdale Community High School for two years, and later at Adela Hale Business Career School in Hutchinson for 17 years. She retired in 1974.
She belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, was a charter member of Reno County Genealogical Society, and belonged to Friends of the Hutchinson Library and Friends of the Hutchinson Zoo.
On June 11, 1938, she married Roy A. Gardner. He died Sept. 14, 1996.
Survivors include: two daughters, Anne Carolyn Scott, Wichita, and Nancy Virginia Webster, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stanley; two sisters, Frances L. and Marion B. Peterson; and infant twin sister Ethelwyn Nelson.
Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Ron Holland presiding. Burial was in Fairlawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Ora Fern Burgess
KINSLEY - Ora F. Burgess, 99 died December 10, 2000 at Medicalodge, Kinsley. She was born September27, 1901 at Larned to Frank W. and Margaret (Nicholson) Schou.
She was a hair stylist in Denver, Colorado, and San Antonio, TX she retired as a cosmetic specialist in Chicago, Illinois, in 1960.
She then moved to Offerle, KS in 1960 where she was a homemaker She took great pride in her home, yard and beautiful flowers.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Roepka, and her parents and one nephew, Raymond Cash.
Survivors include: a nephew, James Roepka, a niece Darlene Roepka both of Kinsley, and a niece Joyce Roepka of Dodge City. Aunt Bunt will be missed.
Cremation took place and there will be no services.
Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Ola B. Weese
KINSLEY - Ola B. Weese, 97, died Nov. 27, 2000, at Medicalodge, Kinsley.
She was born March 7, 1903, at Fellsburg, the daughter of Clifford and Ora Bell Parker Fisher. A lifetime Edwards County resident, she was a teacher.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, Kinsley, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
On June 3, 1924, she married Wilfred Weese at Trousdale. He died Dec. 10, 1971.
Survivors include: two daughters, Euila Jantz, Atwater, Calif., and Velda Leonard, Santee, Calif.; a brother, Eugene Fisher, Lewis; two sisters, Vera Higbie, Lewis, and Frieda Hagewood, Kinsley; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Iona Mae Thompson; two brothers, Lawrence and Keith Fisher; and two sisters, Elva Breitenbach and Eula Fisher.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. Burial was in Fellsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Kinsley Library, in care of the funeral home.

Alvin Henry Otte
GREAT BEND - Alvin Henry Otte, 89, died Nov. 20, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born Nov. 17, 1911, at Great Bend, the son of Henry J. and Zilphia Essmiller Otte. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a farmer. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and played on the K-State football team. He was a 4-H and Extension leader.
He belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, the Kansas Master Farmer Association and the Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame, and was one of the first five 4-H members in Barton County.
On May 16, 1937, he married Emma Louise Hommon at Smith Center. She died Feb. 11, 1998.
Survivors include: a son, Vern, Leawood; four daughters, Arnita Schultz, Trousdale, Alvina Mabry, Golden, Colo., Betty Robinson and Myrna Holthaus, both of Great Bend; a sister, Lorena Calcara, Great Bend; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Jana Baxter presiding. Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, was in charge of arrangements. Private family interment was in the Great Bend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Golden Belt Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

James Lyle ‘Jim’ Stamback
MT. HOPE - James Lyle "Jim" Stamback, 70, died Nov. 24, 2000, at his home in Mt. Hope.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in rural Mt. Hope, the son of Roy and Sadie Riemer Stamback. A lifetime resident of Mt. Hope, he graduated from Mt. Hope High School in 1948. He was a machinist at Eaton Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1993. He was also a farmer.
He belonged to Mt. Hope Federated Church, Masonic Lodge No. 238, AF & AM, served with the Emergency Medical Services for 17 years, and was a CPR instructor for the Reno County Red Cross Chapter. He belonged to Boy Scouts of America, the Mt. Hope Gun Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce until he became a Ruptured Duck.
On Oct. 8, 1950, he married Audrey M. Harris at Mt. Hope. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, David, Wichita; two daughters, Jammie Erickson, Offerle, Rebecca Voth-Narron, Hutchinson; a brother, Donald, Andale; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hope Federated Church, with Pastor Daniel Ensz presiding. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the church fellowship hall. Burial was in Mount Hope Greeley Township Cemetery, Mt. Hope.
Memorials may be sent to the church, Hospice of Reno County, the Mt. Hope Library or to the Mt. Hope Emergency Medical Services, all in care of Van Campen Funeral Home, Haven.

Agnes Emma Behnke
Beaver OK-Agnes Emma Behnke age 82, died on November 23, 2000 in the Beaver County Nursing Home, Beaver, Oklahoma.
Agnes was born on June 12, 1918 in Edwards County, to Owen and Lena (Felsner) Dugger. She has lived in Beaver Oklahoma for the past two years, moving from Kinsley.
Agnes graduated from High School and married Oliver D. Behnke on March 24, 1937. She was a housewife all of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oliver on January 29, 1991 and her son. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Weber of Beaver, Oklahoma; one brother, Jesse Dugger of Bucklin, Kansas; five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services were held Saturday November 25, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Kinsley under the direction of Clark Funeral Service, Beaver, Ok.

The Rev. William A. Vogel
KINSLEY — The Rev. William A. Vogel, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, of an apparent heart attack while hunting with friends near Spearville.
He was born January 18, 1923, at Wright, the son of Frank H. and Elizabeth Koechner Vogel. He was pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Kinsley and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Offerle.
He was ordained to the priesthood April 20, 1949, by Bishop Mark K. Carroll at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Wright. His assignments in the Diocese of Wichita were St. Mary’s, Newton and Blessed Sacrament in Wichita. In the Diocese of Dodge City, the Rev. Vogel served as chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Larned State Hospital, both at Larned. His pastoral assignments included: St. John in St. John, St. Francis in Seward, Holy Family in Odin, Sacred Heart in Pratt, St. Rose of Lima in Great Bend, St. John the Baptist in Spearville, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Windthorst, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City, St. Stanislaus in Ingalls and St. George in Bucklin. He was currently serving congregations in Kinsley and Offerle since 1994.
He served as state chaplain for both Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella and was a member of the Ministerial Association in Kinsley.
During his priesthood he held the following curial positions: Diocesan youth director, director of Newman Apostolate, Great Bend moderator of Diocesan Council of Council Women, school board, dean of the Great Bend deanery, consultor and member of Presbyteral Council and spiritual director of the Diocesan Blue Army.
Survivors include three sisters, Loretta Baker and Irene Casey, both of Dodge City, and Sister Jeanette Vogel, CSJ, of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Patrick Vogel, Henry Vogel, the Rev. Oscar Vogel, Herman Vogel, Leo Vogel and Francis Vogel; two sisters, Margaret Stein and Sister Dominica Vogel, CSJ.
Rosary was at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2000, with Vigil service at 7 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass was at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Wright.
Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Cathedral Building Campaign or St. Nicholas School Endowment Fund, both in care of the funeral chapel.

Mary Elizabeth Hornung
SPEARVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Hornung, 49, died Nov. 16, 2000, at her home in Spearville.
She was born Oct. 15, 1951, at Kinsley, the daughter of Richard and Bonnie Joan Bell Klenke. She was a graduate of Spearville High School, and received a bachelor’s degree from Friends University, Wichita. A lifetime Spearville resident, She worked at Natural Resource Conservation Services, Dodge City, as an administrative assistant for nine years.
She belonged to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. John’s Parish Council, both at Spearville, and was past president of the Ford County American Cancer Society Board.
On May 15, 1971, she married Larry J. Hornung at Spearville. He survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Kyle and Bill, both of Spearville, and Brad, Pittsburg; her father, Spearville; five brothers, Gary, John and Mike, all of Kinsley, Tom, Dodge City, and Andy, Chanute; three sisters, Julie Hines, Spearville, Teresa Issinghoff, Wright, and Dena Israel, Dodge City; and a grandchild.
Vigil service was at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Spearville. Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Robert Schremmer presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Mary Hornung Memorial Fund or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Gordon F. House
HAVILAND - Gordon F. House, 88, died Nov. 12, 2000, at his home in Haviland.
He was born Sept. 21, 1912, at rural Greensburg, the son of William Freeland and Bertha Culwell House. He was a 1930 graduate of Greensburg High School. A longtime Haviland resident, he was a retired farmer.
He belonged to Wellsford Community Church and the Haviland Co-operative.
On Sept. 28, 1942, he married June White at Hopewell. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Martin, Great Bend, and Steve, Halton City, Texas; two daughters, Joyce and Sandy House, both of Hays; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Haviland United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Gene Slack and Everett Jantz presiding Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Haviland Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Haviland Library, in care of the funeral home.

Raymond Howard Smith
LARNED - Raymond Howard Smith, 84, died Nov. 13, 2000, at Larned Healthcare and Living Center.
He was born Sept. 29, 1916, at Trousdale, the son of Jesse H. and Mary Lillian Poindexter Smith. A Larned resident since 1939, he was a retired oil-well driller.
He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and trustee, was a charter member of the Fort Larned Lions Club and was a Melvin Jones Fellow, all at Larned.
On Oct. 14, 1940, he married Juanita M. Woelk at Albert. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Billy, Great Bend; a daughter, Beverly Wilson, Larned; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton and Bobby.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, Larned, with Pastor David Parks presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Point View Cemetery, Radium.
Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

Noman F. Schaefer
WICHITA - Norman F. Schaefer, 71, of Wichita, died November 18, 2000 at Via Christie Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.
He was born October 2, 1929 at Olpe Kansas, the son of Frank and Ann Schaefer Depperschmidt.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was also a retired supervisor from Southwestern Bell.
He married Shirley Klenke of Spearville in 1953. She survives.
Other survivors include son and daughter-in-law Craig A. and Cathy Schaefer of Grove, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law Teri and Dave Helling of Lenexa; sister and brother-in-law Rita and Jack Lancaster of Kinsley; stepfather, Henry Depperschmidt of Garden City and grandchildren Jackie and Rachel Helling and Emily and Jared Schaefer.
Rosary was at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wichita.
Memorials are donors choice in care of the mortuary.

Christopher Scott ‘Chris’ Earegood
LARNED - Christopher Scott "Chris" Earegood, 34, died Nov. 8, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 5, 1966, at Larned, the son of David Wayne and Frances Vierya Earegood. A lifetime resident of Larned, he was an LPN and was currently in the nursing program at Dodge City Community College, Dodge City.
He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include: a son, Joseph Alan Stapleton, Larned; father, Camdenton, Mo.; mother, Larned; two sisters, Elizabeth Earegood and Erin Earegood, both of Larned; grandparents, Martha Earegood, Larned, Edmond Earegood, Great Bend, and Basilia Vierya, Hutchinson.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with Father James Roth presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery, with military honors. 

Oscar H. Amon
TOPEKA - Oscar H. Amon, 89, died Nov. 10, 2000, at Select Hospital, Topeka.
He was the father of Chester J. Amon, Lewis.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka, followed by Masonic services. Burial was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Netawaka Cemetery.

Helen "Bonnie" Williams
KINSLEY - Helen "Bonnie" Williams, 61, died October 27th, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born December 4, 1938 at Newton to Cecil and Retha "Grannie" (Reed) Fuller. She was a former longtime Lamar Colorado resident.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Williams of Kinsley; a son, Kevin (Michelle) Williams, Kinsley; two daughters, Kristi Williams and Karen (Chuck) Clymer, both of Kinsley; five grandchildren; Michael and Dakota Clymer; Lacey Bounds, and Samatha and Kristen Williams, all of Kinsley.
Other survivors include brothers and sisters Barbara (Kenny) Swift of San Ysidro, California, Donna (Elmer) Kirby of Alamosa, Colorado, Lorraine (Mike) Bupp of Wichita, Retha "Tiny" (Tom) Watson of Glendale, Arizona, Bill (Carol) Fuller of Buena Vista, Colorado, JoAnn Williams of Lamar, Colorado, Terry (Jeannie) Fuller of Holly, Colorado, and Jim (Barbara) Fuller of Buena Vista, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Cecil "Sonny" Fuller, Jr.
The funeral services were held Monday, October 31, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar, Colorado, with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery at Lamar, Colorado. 

Edward D. Hogan
KINSLEY - Edward D. Hogan, 75, died Nov. 10, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center, Dodge City.
He was born March 26, 1925, at Kinsley, the son of Daniel J. and Anna R. Stumps Hogan. A lifetime Kinsley resident, he was a farmer.
He belonged to St. Nicholas Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, both at Kinsley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: four sons, Donald, Duane, Terry and Gary, all of Kinsley; two daughters, Diane Hogan, Prairie Village, and Jeanne DeMarco, Grand Prairie, Texas; two brothers, Leonard, Kinsley, and Elmer, Garfield; a sister, Luella Laufenberg, Kinsley; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
Parish vigil service was at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 15th, at the church, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Prairie or to the Good Samaritan Center, both in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley. 

Joyce Maskus Koehn
HAYS - Joyce Maskus Koehn, 61, died Nov. 1, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, as the result of injuries sustained in a car-pedestrian accident at Hays.
She was born Nov. 11, 1939, at Dodge City, the daughter of George Paul and Alta Evans Morris Maskus. She graduated from Dodge City High School and Emporia State Teacher’s College. She taught school in Goodland and had been a teacher at the Reed Center, Hays, for the past five years.
She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hays, and had sponsored foreign exchange students for several years.
Survivors include: a daughter, Diane Niehardt, Denver; three sisters, Jean Bushell, Dodge City, Phyllis Weiss, Offerle, and Helen Wetzel, Great Bend; six brothers, Paul, Tulsa, Bill, Jetmore, Jack, Kansas City, Mo., Bob, Dodge City, Jim, Liberal, and Richard; a granddaughter, Barbara Niehardt, of the home; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hays, with President Arthur L. Morin presiding. Brock’s North Hill Chapel, Hays, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery, Jetmore.
Memorials may be sent to an education fund for her granddaughter, in care of the funeral home.

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

Edward W. Domme
KINSLEY - Edward W. Domme, 83, died Nov. 4, 2000, at his home in Kinsley.
He was born Jan. 30, 1917, at Hanston, the son of George B. and Martha Nall Domme. A longtime Kinsley area resident, he was a farmer.
He belonged to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus St. Edwards Council and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, all at Kinsley.
On June 5, 1965, he married Ruth E. Bernatzki Woolard at Kinsley and accepted her three children who were soon joined by three more.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, four daughters; Cindy Lampe of Offerle and her husband Mark; Chris Hobgood and her husband Dennis of Broomfield, Colorado; Teresa Dome of Dallas, Texas, and Michelle McMillin of Salina; two sons, Jim Woolard and wife Rene, Kinsley; Steven Domme and wife Leann, Kinsley; a sister, Josaphine Warden and her husband Alva of Austin, Texas; three grandaughters: Angie, Terah and Morgan; five grandsons: David, Jay, Jason, Adam and Brian; one great grandson, Aaryn; and many nieces and nephews.
Parish vigil was at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father William Vogel presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Offerle, with military graveside rites performed by VFW Post No. 7349.
Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice or to the Cemetery, both in care of the funeral home.

Maude E. Innis
DODGE CITY - Maude E. Innis, 88, died Oct. 16, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
She was born June 17, 1912, at Dodge City, the daughter of Andrew A. and Cora Mae Thomas Parker. A longtime Dodge City resident, formerly of Offerle, she was a homemaker.
On June 17, 1927, she married Earl E. Innis at Kinsley. He died April 23, 1961.
Survivors include: a son, Harold, Dodge City; a daughter, Norma J. Keazer, Dodge City; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and three sisters.
Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, with the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home.

Gayle I. ‘Dude’ Brown
SPEARMAN, Texas - Gayle I. "Dude" Brown, 82, died Oct. 14, at Spearman, Texas.
He was born April 30, 1918, at Haviland, the son of John and Opal Wilkinson Brown. A resident of Spearman since 1960, he worked for Northern Natural Gas.
He served with the 79th Div. in World War II, earning a Purple Heart.
On Jan. 4, 1942, he married Mary Lois Porter at Trousdale. She died in 1985. On May 16, 1992, he married Verna Maupin. She survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters; a stepson; two stepdaughters; a brother, Earl Brown, Turon; two sisters, Zona Finch, Greensburg, and Viona Whitney, Haviland; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at First Christian Church. Burial was in Haviland Cemetery.
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Spearman, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

Verna Emma Dutton
BELPRE - Verna Emma Dutton, 88, died Oct. 20, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
She was born Sept. 23, 1912, at Trousdale, the daughter of Clement O. and Mary Gradall. A lifetime resident of Belpre, she was a homemaker and schoolteacher.
She belonged to Belpre United Methodist Church, where she was a pianist and teacher, United Methodist Women, Beautiful Prairie Unit, Belpre Homemakers Unit, and was a past member of the Macksville OES and Trousdale 4-H Club.
On May 19, 1935, she married Ira Vern Dutton at Ashland. He died Feb. 21, 1995.
Survivors include: three sons, Darrell, Manhattan, Leroy, Canon City, Colo., and Dennis, Macksville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Orlen Gradall; and a sister, Loraine Martin.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Belpre United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. E. Carolyn Wills and Charles Grant presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel, Macksville. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville.

Raymond L. Strait
KINSLEY - Raymond L. Strait, 74, died Oct. 11, 2000, at his home in Kinsley.
He was born July 24, 1926, at Greensburg, the son of C.C. and Mabel Maloney Strait. A longtime Kinsley resident, he was a retired mechanic.
He belonged to Christian Church, Great Bend, and American Legion, Kinsley.
On May 31, 1948, he married Darlene Proffitt at St. John. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Dennis E., Kinsley; two daughters, Patricia Brabander and Kathy Elliott, both of Great Bend; a brother, Ralph, Wichita; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Friday, in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis Blodgett presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice or the Kansas State University Basic Cancer Research, both in care of the funeral home. 

MaryLee Schneweis
DODGE CITY - MaryLee Schneweis, 71, died Oct. 10, 2000, at her home in Dodge City.
She was born Jan. 12, 1929, at Waterloo, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Huelskamp Gerber. She was a graduate of Dodge City High School. She had been a longtime resident of Dodge City, formerly of Colorado and returning to Dodge City in 1955. She worked for the Dodge City Daily Globe and was a homemaker.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Cathedral and Altar Society, both at Dodge City.
On Oct. 19, 1949, she married Vernon Schneweis at Dodge City. He survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Terry, Grand Forks, N.D., Larry, Dodge City, Kevin, Hutchinson, and Mark, Oshkosh, Wis.; four daughters, Jana Coe, Kensington, Md., Lori Bearden, Wichita, Diane Schminke, Dodge City, and Kim Emery, Webb City, Mo.; three brothers, Marvin Gerber, El Paso, Texas, Richard Gerber, Dodge City, and Robert "Bob" Gerber, Salina; three sisters, Joann Schwarz, Offerle, Jeanette Gerber and Doris Goff, both of Dodge City; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Thesing.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Friday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, with Father Colin Boor presiding. Burial was in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Prairie or Cancer Center of Kansas, both in care of the funeral chapel. 

Elsa Folkerts
NESS CITY - Elsa Folkerts, 92, died Oct. 13, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
She was born, March 14, 1908, at Timken, the daughter of Adam and Mollie Wertz Schenk. A resident of Ness City since 1965, she was a homemaker.
She was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ness City, and Our Redeemer Ladies Aid.
On Feb. 15, 1928, she married Edward Folkerts at Rush Center. He died June 28, 1973.
Survivors include: two sons, Duaine, Jetmore, and Alvin, Dodge City; two sisters, Mabel Price, Nekoma, and Amanda Price, Rozel; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Adrianne Reinert; a sister, Helen Burk; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ness City, with the Rev. Jim Lohmeyer presiding. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Albert.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home. 

Nina M. Stone
KINSLEY - Nina M. Stone, 88, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Goddard. She was born April 16, 1912, at Mullinville, the daughter of David M. and Carrie M. Hensley Price. She attended school at Alden.
A Kinsley resident, formerly of Alden, Raymond and Albert, she was a homemaker and retired clerk at Duckwalls.
On May 23, 1929, she married George C. Stone at Dodge City. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three sons, John, Wichita, David, Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Jim, Frederick, Md.; a brother, Ray Price, Alden; a sister, Ola Long, Sylvia; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Carroll and Bob; and a daughter Kathryn Hackler.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Alden Valley Cemetery. Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association of Kansas, 4300 Drury Lane, Topeka, KS 66604. 

Delmer LeRoy Abrams
KINSLEY - Delmer LeRoy Abrams, 93, died Oct. 3, 2000, at Medicalodge, Kinsley.
He was born Sept. 14, 1907, in Gray County, the son of William Joseph and June Ary Abrams. He was a former resident of Ashland and Mullinville. He was the retired operator of Pony Farms at Wheatland, Mo., and Ashland.
Survivors include: three sons, Bill, Mullinville, Don, Garden Grove, Calif., and Eddie, Fruita, Colo.; two daughters, Virginia Lee Holbrook, Victor, Mont., and Beatrice Iman, Garden Grove, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four daughters, Ladonna Faye, June, Amy Lou and Barbara Jean; four brothers, Leo, Walter, Gilbert and Oliver; and a sister, Hazel.
Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lewis Cemetery, Lewis, with the Rev. Jim Pollom presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the Medicalodge, in care of Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin.

Joseph A. Schwarz
WICHITA - Joseph A. Schwarz, 42, died Oct. 7, 2000, at Lincoln East Nursing Home, Wichita.
He was born July 8, 1958, at Dodge City, the son of Edward F. and Joann Gerber Schwarz. A Wichita resident since 1990, he was a former driver for The Globe Express, Dodge City, and had worked for Coca Cola, Wichita.
He belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Offerle.
Survivors include: his parents, Offerle; two brothers, Tom, Lenexa, and Gene, Dodge City; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by a niece.
Vigil service was at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Offerle. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial was in the new St. Joseph Cemetery, Offerle.
The family requests memorials to Arrowhead West, in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Joseph F. ‘Joe’ Vratil
LARNED - Joseph F. "Joe" Vratil, 86, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Larned Health Care and Living Center.
He was born April 20, 1914, at Larned, the son of Charles A. and Stephina Louise Svatos Vratil. A lifetime Larned resident, he was an independent welder.
He was of the Catholic faith.
On Dec. 5, 1935, he married Willie Ann "Pearl" Garton at Larned. She died June 21, 1992.
Survivors include: two daughters, Betty Jo Gardner, Olathe, and Sue Ellen Sallee, Dodge City; a brother, Floyd, Pratt; three sisters, Blanche Hagerman, Topeka, Esther Korf, Hanston, and Ellen Raymer Lewis, Modesto, Calif; and four grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor Charles Grant presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the mortuary.

Ruth E. Drake
GARFIELD - Ruth E. Drake, 87, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Long Term Care Unit, Larned.
She was born Feb. 5, 1913, at Garfield, the daughter of Charles A. and Lydia J. Johnson Peterson. She attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, and was a graduate of Fort Hays State College, Hays. A longtime Pawnee County resident, she was a retired teacher.
She belonged to Garfield Lutheran Church, the Over 50 Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, all at Garfield, and the China Dolls and Delta Kappa Gamma, both at Great Bend.
She married Earl Arlyn Drake. He died Oct. 10, 1999.
Survivors include: a son, Monet, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Arlyne Basom, Larned; a brother, Bill Peterson, Arkansas City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Maurice; three brothers, Carl, Harold and Wendell Peterson; three sisters, Mabelle Boyd, Lillian Stensaas and Irene Beck; and twin great-granddaughters.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garfield Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jim Lohmeyer presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Garfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Derek Wayne Haskell
Kinsley - Derek Wayne Haskell, 31, died October 1, 2000 at Kinsley.
He was born March 20, 1969 at Kinsley, the son of Darwin K. Haskell and Brenda (Gales) Brake. He was a Nurses Aid.
Survivors include his father Darwin K. Haskell of Greensburg, his mother, Brenda Brake of Dodge City, daughter, Amber L. Haskell, Dodge City, three sisters, Darla K. Haskell, Hutchinson, Lara R. Haskell, Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Janae R. Haskell, Dodge City. One step-sister, Mylisia Trimmell, Kinsley and one step-brother Bill Odle, Greensburg. Grandparents, Martin & Rita Haskell, Kinsley, Betty Haskell, Kinsley, Harold Gales, California, and Velma Gales, Kinsley.
A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley on Wednesday October 4, 2000. McKillip Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements
Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Burn Center in Care of the funeral home.

William Joseph Naab
SPEARVILLE - William Joseph Naab, 76, died Sept. 26, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born Aug. 29, 1924, at Kinsley, the son of Andrew Sr. and Anna Ackerman Naab. He was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to St. John Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 1539, both at Spearville.
On Sept. 8, 1956, he married Leona Hattrup at Windthorst. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Paul Dennis, Emporia, Joseph William, Damascus, Md., and Lawrence James, of the home; six daughters, Wilma Jean Naab and Sharon Louise Hoffman, both of El Dorado, Laura Patricia Naab, Wamego, Donna Lea Naab, Lawrence, Kathleen Elizabeth Naab, Greenville, R.I., and LeAnn Marie Naab, of the home; two brothers, Andrew Naab Jr., Spearville, and Leonard Pointner, Springfield, Mo.; four sisters, Dorothy Shook, California, Virginia Naab, Wichita, Delores Ravenkamp, California, and JoEllyn Lubbers, Dodge City; a stepbrother, Oscar Peintner, Spearville; five stepsisters, Dorothy Ambler and Tillie Weltz, both of Wichita, Martha Fuller, Colorado, Louise Schroeder, Nebraska, and Helen Lett, Michigan; and six grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was at 2:30 p.m. today at St. John Catholic Church, Spearville, with Father Robert A. Schremmer presiding. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin.

W. E. ‘Pete’ Bogerd
CIMARRON - W. E. "Pete" Bogerd, 89, died Sept. 26, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born Feb. 17, 1911, in Edwards County, the son of Pete and Clara Sherman Bogerd. He was a 1929 graduate of Lewis High School. He was a farmer in the Lewis area until 1937, when he moved to Cimarron and farmed southwest of Ingalls, retiring in 1990.
In April 1939, he married Corinne Omo. On March 2, 1968, he married Orpha M. Jeanne Greenstreet at Clayton, N.M. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Strecker, Scott City, and Darla Jean Craner, Levittown, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Karyn Clark, Cimarron; a brother, Robert, Lewis; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Lloyd Greenstreet; and a sister, Martina Bogerd.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valleyview Bible Church, Cimarron, with the Rev. Stuart Pederson presiding. Swaim Funeral Chapel, Cimarron, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at 2 p.m. Friday in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.
Memorials may be sent to the church or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.

William D. ‘Bill’ Johnson
GARFIELD - William D. "Bill" Johnson, 89, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.
He was born June 13, 1921, in Pawnee County, the son of William D. and Leona Grizzell Johnson. A Garfield resident since 1992, moving from San Antonio, he was a truck driver and maintenance worker.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: his stepmother, Marjorie Johnson, Larned; three daughters, Sue Watts, Spearman, Texas, Rebecca John and Sarah Johnson, both of San Antonio; two sisters, Odessa Nelson, Garfield, and Anna Belle Kirkland, Washington; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Larned Cemetery, with the Rev. Rudy Cerullo presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the Pawnee County Food Pantry, in care of Beckwith Mortuary.

David ‘Buck’ Griffin
WAKEENEY - David "Buck" Griffin, 92, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.
He was born March 4, 1908, at Lyons, the son of Carey and Myrtle Chewning Griffin. He attended Santa Fe Grade School and Lyons High School, both at Lyons. He was a former resident of Lyons. He was a farmer for 85 years and a stockman.
He belonged to First Christian Church, Lyons, the Rice County Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H leader.
On March 6, 1932, he married Elsie E. Ford at Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Wendell, Larned; a daughter, Connie Griffith, WaKeeney; a brother, Allison Griffin, Lyons; four sisters, Opal Evers and Bessie Deuser French, both of Great Bend, Loleta Schill, Geneseo, and Alline Casteel, Lancaster, Mo.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Arlene; a brother, James W. "Bill" Griffin; and two sisters, Rena Amend and Pauline Griffin.
Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Lyons, with the Revs. Tom Eastman and Tod Anthony presiding. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Lyons City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to the Trego Lemke Hospital Long Term Care Unit, WaKeeney, both in care of the funeral home.

Alfonso J Baxa, Sr.
BELOIT - Alfonso James Baxa, the son of Vincent M. and Ella A. Blazek Baxa, was born December 16, 1916, near Wayne, Ks. He died September 25, 2000, at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, at the age of 83 years
Alfonso attended the Kunkel Country School and graduated from Agenda High school with the Class of 1934. After completing his education, he returned to the family farm where he lived and worked for 46 years.
On March 30, 1948, Alfonso was united in marriage with Theresa M. Kieffer at St. Edward’s Church in Belleville. Five sons and three daughters were born to that union. In 1962, they moved to Randall and operated the Baxa Grocery Store until retirement in 1979. The couple had been privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1998.
Mr. Baxa was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Beloit, the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and the Randall Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa of the home in Randall; five sons, Jerry and his wife, Dotty of Salina, A.J. and his wife, Karlene of Salina, Daniel and his wife, Virginia of Beloit, Mark and his wife, Tami of Salina and Nicolas of Norton; three daughters and their husbands, Annette and Butch Burks of Jewell, Kathleen and Jan Jones of Randall and Rebecca and Alan Burcher of Kinsley; three brothers, Henry of Concordia, Edmund and his wife, Marge of Springfield, Virginia, and Edward and his wife, Kay of Hales Corners, Wisconsin, two sisters, Frances Winbinger of Concordia, and Rosarie Jecha and her husband, Edward of Timken, 23 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Vincent, Fred and Alois; and three sisters, Alice Baxa, Magdalena Pachta and Elizabeth Oborny.
The funeral mass was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit on Thursday, September 28,2000. Burial was at St. Isadora Cemetery in Cuba, Ks.

Wayne H. Kelly
Wayne H. Kelly, 55, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the VA Hospital in Wichita.
He was born July 17, 1945, in Dodge City to Reggy and Vinita (Rabe) Kelly, He married Nejla Acha of Turkey.
He attended school in Offerle, Larned and Cloudcroft, NM He entered the military and was station in Germany when he got married.
Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Fuhrmann, Mullinville, and Leyla Kelly, Garden City; two sons, Mike Kelly, Wichita and John Kelly, Hutchinson; three half-brothers, Terry Mettling, Washington state, Steve Strain, Spearville, and David Strain, Garden City; one sister Barbara Perez, El Paso, Texas; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Kelly; his parents; and his grandparents.
Cremation took place and a graveside service will take place at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery, Offerle.

Mabel L. Lancaster
KINSLEY - Mabel L. Lancaster, 90, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Hill Top House, Bucklin.
She was born March 4, 1910, at Kinsley, the daughter of Edward and Anna Marie Rinne Franke. A lifetime resident of Kinsley, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Congregational United Church of Christ and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349 Auxiliary, both at Kinsley.
On Nov. 30, 1930, she married Dale D. Lancaster at Kinsley. He died Dec. 12, 1972.
Survivors include: two nieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Franke; and three sisters, Viola Metzger, Opal McCormick and Pearl Bardelmeier.
Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Parks presiding.
Memorials may be sent to church, in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Raymond H. ‘Dutch’ Folkerts
LARNED - Raymond H. "Dutch" Folkerts, 78, died Sept. 4, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born Jan. 23, 1922, the son of Henry George and Nora M. Eskew Folkerts. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, he was a retired farmer and rancher.
He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, Larned, was a charter member of the Larned chapter of Ducks Unlimited and was a past commander of American Legion Walter S. Chears Post, Larned. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
On Sept. 30, 1944, he married Zara K. Killingsworth at Hamilton Air Force Base, California. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, SuzAnne P. Kerner, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Joan Josefiak, Rozel; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial service was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. John Grummon presiding. Inurnment was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Larned EMS or to a charity of the donor’s choice, both in care of the mortuary.

Jeanette Marie Franklin
OSAWATOMIE - Jeanette Marie Franklin, 62, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at her home in Osawatomie.
She was born August 14, 1938, at Scott City, the daughter of Verne C. and Opal M. Fry Harnish. She graduated from Kinsley High School. After graduating, she attended and received a degree from the Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.
August 17, 1958, she married Darrel D. Franklin at Kinsley. They made their home for twelve years in Arizona, nine years in Seneca and moved to Osawatomie in 1984 after a short residence in York, Nebraska. She was the mother of four children.
She was a devoted wife, mother and daughter. During her 42 years of marriage she worked in the clerical field as well as the motel/restaurant business. The remainder of her time was spent by hosting exchange students and doing various community volunteer service.
She was a member of the Johnson County Christian Church at Overland Park; a member of P.E.O. Chapter D.O.; Delta Epsilon (past president); a middle school volunteer; and a member of the Parks Board.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Dianne M. Franklin in 1962; a sister, Loretta J. Gordley; and granddaughter Christyna J. Carter.
She is survived by her husband Darrel of the home; her son Michael D. Franklin, Overland Park; two daughters, Deborah J. Carter and her husband Darrel, Overland Park; Deanne M. Sharer and her husband James, Great Falls, Montana; brother, Lonnie L. Harnish, Kinsley; sister Kaye L. Jarvis, Mt. Home, Arkansas; and grandson Franklin LeRoy Carter and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2000, at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Olathe Hospice, PEO Chapter DP or the Johnson County Christian Church Building Fund, Overland Park in care of Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, 203 Main St, Osawatomie, KS 66064-1341.

David L. ‘Dink’ Polson
KINSLEY - David L. "Dink" Polson, 78, died Sept. 15, 2000, at Medicalodge, Kinsley.
He was born April 21, 1922, at Rozel, the son of Sigfred and Josephine Edlund Polson. A longtime Kinsley resident, he was a farmer.
He belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kinsley.
Survivors include: four nephews, Ron Polson, Kinsley, Don Polson, Louisburg, John Polson, Garden City, and Jack Graves, Irving, Texas; and four nieces, Kristie Kohlmeier, Kinsley, Nikie Panzer, Lewis, Marlene Cunningham, Mullin-ville, and Pat Schnerbush, Saratoga, Calif.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Parks presiding. Burial was in Garfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Betty L. Delay
LINCOLN, Neb. - Betty L. Delay, 67, died Sept. 14, 2000, at Lincoln.
She was born at Greensburg, to George and Alice Selby Harper. She was a homemaker and artist. She was a member of Southview Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club, taught oil painting classes for many years, taught extension classes at Southeast Community College, and was a member of the Husker Shuckers Camping Club.
Survivors include her husband, Duane M. Delay Sr., Lincoln; a son and his fiancee, Duane M. Delay Jr. & Michelle Masters, Lincoln; two daughters & sons-in-law, Rhonda L. & Alan Boyles, Meeker, Colo., and LaJuana & Kevin Ford, Dodge City, KS; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby G. Harper, Lyons, KS, and George D. and Darrel R. Harper, both Paonia, CO.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald D. Delay; parents; sister, Bonnie I. Harper; and brothers, William C. and Donald D. Harper.
Graveside service and burial was at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Wayne Township Cemetery, Lewis. Roper & Sons, :Lincoln, NE, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, 4600 Valley Road, Suite No. 314, Lincoln, NE 68510.

The Rev. Barbara Louise Palmer
HUTCHINSON - The Rev. Barbara Louise Palmer, 65, of Hutchinson, died Sept. 16, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born March 11, 1935, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Wesley R. and Dorothy Search Trotter.
A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was a United Methodist minister, serving churches in Macksville, Trousdale, Belpre, Coldwater, Burdett, Scandia, Norway, Wilmore and at the Cross & Flame Parish in Hoxie.
She was a member of the Kansas West Conference, served on a number of church committees, and was very active in the Methodist District Conferences.
She was a member of D.A.R. in Dodge City and was the first woman to join the Lions Club in Burdett.
In 1953, she married Donald Lee Smith. On Nov. 4, 1960, she married Marvin H. Palmer at Hutchinson. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Doug Palmer, Hutchinson; four daughters, Kay Kile, Hutchinson, Dottie Hicks, Salina, Jennie Jennings, La Crosse, and Joni Riemann, Phillipsburg; her mother, Dorothy Taylor; two brothers, Dick Trotter, Hutchinson, and Donald Taylor, Napoleon, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Trotter.
The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tenth Avenue United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, with the Revs. Alan Stambaugh and Jeanne Divine presiding. Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the mortuary.


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