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Garland Evelyn Peterson
PROTECTION - Garland Evelyn Peterson, 96, died April 1, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 21, 1904, near Potter, the daughter of Alexander Thomas and Lualma Blodgett Norris. She graduated from Highland Park High School, Topeka, in 1922, and attended Emporia Teachers College. A longtime Protection area resident, moving from Ellis County, she was a homemaker and a retired teacher.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, Protection, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She belonged to United Methodist Women, Chapter D.M. of the PEO sisterhood and the Loyal Community Club, both at Protection. She was instrumental in organizing the Protection Senior Citizens’ Center.
On Aug. 14, 1935, she married Freemond Peterson at Topeka. He died Jan. 11, 1969.
Survivors include: a son, Charles Frederick, Protection; three daughters, Patricia Ann Fellers and Phyllis Ruth Fellers, both of Ashland, and Shirley Evelyn Wood, Trousdale; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Norris; six sisters, Alma Faust, Gladys Peterson, Pearl Stone, Addie Mesigh, Ruth Bell and Bertha Hainline; and a grandson.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Protection, with Pastor Dennis Carter and the Rev. Raymond Unruh presiding. Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Protection Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church building improvement fund, in care of the funeral home.

Rita Estella Roach
LARNED - Rita Estella Roach, 94, died March 24, 2000, at Leavenworth County Infirmary.
She was born March 7, 1906, at Larned, the daughter of Orlando Hiram and Lucy Stella Wheeler Fell. She graduated from Larned High School in 1923, received a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University in 1955 and later earned a master’s degree in education. A Larned resident since 1971, moving to Leavenworth in 1955, she was a school teacher and guidance counselor at Kansas City, Kan., also having taught in Pawnee County and Wellington.
She belonged to First Christian Church, Larned, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a past board member a 70-year choir member and founder of the youth choir. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, the Tertulia, Retired Teachers Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution, was a 35-year member of Larned Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and was a sustaining member of the Philomathean Club, Leavenworth.
On June 5, 1929, she married Clarence Earl Roach at Larned, He died Oct. 13, 1973.
Survivors include: a son, Dwight Earl, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Clarita Belle DePaolis, Leavenworth; a brother, Cleo "Ted" Fell, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Nadine Miller, La Crosse, Clara Irene Blackwell and Wilma Fraser, both of Larned; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Wayne and Russell Lee; a brother, Clifford Fell; and a sister, Fern Drain.
Funeral services were held Monday at First Christian Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. William T. Nolan presiding. Additional services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Larned, with Pastor Daniel Lundgren presiding. Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, and Barnen Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, were in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, Leavenworth, or to First Christian Church, Larned, both in care of the funeral homes.

Wilma Reich
DOWNS - Wilma Reich, 87, died April 1, 2000, at Osborne County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 9, 1912, south of Tipton, the daughter of Alfred and Fannie Ehlers Hobbie. A lifetime resident of Downs and Tipton, she was a teacher at Mitchell County rural schools, Dorrance and Osborne.
She belonged to Faith Lutheran Church, Tabitha Ladies Aid and the American Lutheran Church Women, all at Osborne, and was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader.
Survivors include: her husband, Walter; a daughter, Carolyn Musil, Burdett; and a grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Osborne, with the Rev. Ron Yarnell presiding. Clark-Gashaw Chapel, Osborne, was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Tipton.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to Osborne County Memorial Hospital, both in care of the mortuary.

Anna Lillian Graves
SARATOGA, Calif. - Anna Lillian Graves, 82, died March 20, 2000, at Mission Oaks Hospital, Los Gatos, Calif.
She was born July 6, 1917, in rural Garfield, the daughter of Sigfred Leonard and Anna Josephine Edlund Polson. She was a longtime resident of Larned before moving to Saratoga.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Larned.
On Aug. 17, 1944, she married Joseph L. Graves at Kinsley. He died July 17, 1977.
Survivors include: a son, Jack, Irving, Texas; a daughter, Patricia A. Schnurbusch, Saratoga; a brother, David Polson, Kinsley; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Polson; and two sisters, Bertha Polson and Augusta Lafferty.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday in Garfield Cemetery, with Nancy Mitchell presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

Toni Renee Lund
LARNED - Toni Renee Lund, 38, died March 19, 2000, at Springfield, Ore.
She was born Nov. 30, 1961, at Larned, the daughter of Gary R. and Delores Maye Lawrence Murray. A former resident of Ellinwood, she had lived in Springfield since 1977, where she was an inventory clerk for Washington Inventory Service.
She was a past member of United Methodist Church, Larned.
Survivors include: a companion, Sai Montgomery, Springfield; a daughter, Tanya K. Lund, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; mother and stepfather, Dee and Al Kelly, Stafford; a brother, Gary D. Murray, Larned; a sister, Terri Lynn Boorman, Klamath Falls, Ore.; a stepbrother, Randy Kelly, Everett, Wash.; and grandmother, Maxine Murray, Larned.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Benjamin ‘Ben’ Manning Giles
LARNED - Benjamin "Ben" Manning Giles, 74, died March 21, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Aug. 10, 1925, at Larned, the son of Elton E. and Marian M. Manning Giles. A longtime Pawnee County resident, he was an oil and gas promoter.
He was a member of Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association.
In December 1979, he married Maricharles Parr at Wichita. She died in 1984.
Survivors include: three sons, Benjamin Marvin, Towanda, and Rex and Mike, both of Larned; two daughters, Mary Giles and Margaret Dryden, both of Larned; three sisters, Wilna Clyde and Barbara Baxter, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Frances Barstow, Syracuse; a brother, Edward E. Giles, Salina, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Robert P. Fischer presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or to the donor’s choice, all in care of the mortuary.

George William Smith
GREENSBURG - George William Smith, 63, died March 18, 2000, at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.
He was born Dec. 16, 1936, at Larned, the son of Milton H. and Bertha Burns Smith. A Greensburg resident, formerly of Larned and Kinsley, he was a laborer in various kinds of work.
Survivors include: a brother, Ronald L., Greensburg; and a sister, Donna L. Smith, Kinsley.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard; and a sister, Melba Smith.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fleener Funeral Home Chapel, Greensburg, with the Rev. Lawrence Lambert Jr. presiding.
Memorials may be sent to Arrowhead West, in care of the funeral home.

Anna Margaret Nordman
LARNED - Anna Margaret Nordman, 86, died March 18, 2000, at Larned Healthcare and Living Center.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, at Timken, the daughter of Joseph and Albertina Omaught Gabriel. A Larned resident since 1985, moving from Great Bend, she was a homemaker.
She belong to King Memorial United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Silver and Gold Club, all at Great Bend.
On June 11, 1934, she married Joseph H. Nordman at Great Bend. He died April 24, 1986.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mildred Fyler, Larned, and Mary Ann Rudiger, Denver; a brother, Frank Gabriel, Great Bend; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by twin sons, Raymond and Ralph; and a sister, Mary Husler.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, with the Rev. Charles Grant presiding. Burial was in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Great Bend.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church Radio Fund in care of the funeral home.

Leonard J. Moeder
ELLINWOOD - Leonard J. Moeder, 77, died March 17, 2000, at Ellinwood District Hospital.
He was born Feb. 13, 1923, at Odin, the son of Edward and Ida Penka Moeder. A longtime Ellinwood resident, he was retired after 23 years with the City of Ellinwood and also worked for the Knights of Columbus, Ellinwood.
He belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a 3rd and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Ellinwood.
On May 2, 1950, he married Dorothy Bieberle at Bushton. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Mike, Ellinwood; a daughter, Ellen Albert, Hutchinson; five brothers, Ray, Richard and Larry, Great Bend, Eddie, Hutchinson, and Leo, Claflin; three sisters, Monica Schneider, Olmitz, Vi Prosser, Larned, and Mary Ann Fisher, Plainville; and three grandchildren.
Altar Society rosary was at 3 p.m., Monday, with a wake service at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m., all at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellinwood, with Father David Flagor presiding. Burial was in Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood.
Memorials may be sent to the St. Joseph’s School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home.

LaVena Juanita Stevens Keys
THIBODAUX, LA – LaVena Juanita Stevens Keys, 78, died March 16,2000, at Audubon Guest House in Thibodaux.
She was born July 23, 1920, at Kinsley, the daughter of Wilbur David & Sarah Grace (Hargadine) Stevens. A Thibodaux, LA resident, formerly of Kinsley, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to the First United Methodist Church, Thibodaux.
She married Dr. Charles Everel Keys. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Steven Keys, Michigan, and Dalen Keys, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Charlene Elmore, Thibodaux; a brother, Leland Stevens, Wichita; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be at the Bethel Cemetery on March 24, 2000 at 2 p.m., with Reverend David Bell presiding.
McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, Edwards County.

Evelyn C. (Schauf) Jacobs
HOISINGTON – Evelyn C. Jacobs, 85, died Thursday, March 16, 2000 at the St. Rose Campus of the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
She was born Evelyn C. Schauf on August 4, 1914 in Dubuque, Kansas, the daughter of Michael P. and Mary K. (Ney) Schauf.
Evelyn graduated from Dorrance, Kansas, High School in 1931. On October 28, 1940, Evelyn was married to Lawrence E. Jacobs in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1988. Since moving from the farm near Dubuque in 1981, she had been a resident of Hosington.
A homemaker, Evelyn was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Altar Society in Hoisington; the Daughters of Isabella in Claflin; and a was a former member of the St. Catherine Catholic Church, Christians Mother and Altar Society at Dubuque.
Evelyn is survived by a sister, Marie Thomas, Ellinwood, Kansas; two sons, Michael E. and his wife Tony of Iron River, Michiga, and Lawrence B. of Hosington; two daughters, Bonnie Miller and her husband Richard, Kinsley, and Joyce Viets and her husband Gilbert, of Zionsville, Indiana; and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Germain Schauf, and her great-grandson, Jacob Wheaton.
Family rosary, D of I rosary, and Vigil services were held Sunday, March 19. Funeral services were held Monday, March 20, 2000 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Dubuque, with Father Pascal Klein presiding. Burial was at St. Catherine Church Cemetery in Dubuque. Gifts are suggested for the St. Catherine Heritage Fund, Dubuque Catholic Cemetery Trust, or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, all in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

Cameron A. Bishop
KINSLEY - Cameron A. Bishop, 53-day-old daughter of Cody L. and Cassandra Kost Bishop, died March 7, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
She was born Jan. 14, 2000, at Great Bend.
Survivors include: her parents, Kinlsey; grandparents, Kary Kost, Nashville, Tenn., Barbara Jones, Greensburg, Sherry Ford, Kinsley, and Jeff Bishop, Eureka; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burkhart, Kinsley, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Keller, Avant, Okla., Vernita Bishop, Elk Falls, Leon Kost, Tucson, Ariz., and Esther Zirkle, Gate, Okla.
Graveside services was at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis-Blodgett presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the Cameron A. Bishop Memorial Fund, in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Earl Miller Jr.
HANSTON - Earl Miller Jr., 73, died March 7, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1926, north of Burdett, the son of Earl and Nellie Ruff Miller. A lifetime Hanston area resident, he was a farmer and worked for Northern Natural Gas Plant.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Marion Township Cemetery Board, and past school board member, all of Hanston.
On June 10, 1945, he married Virigina Marie Trauer at Burdett. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Rodney, Dodge City; two daughters, Nancy Will, Poteau, Okla., and Sandra Pedigo, Albuquerque; a brother, Jack, Golden, Colo.; three sisters, Genevieve Anderson, Winnsboro, Texas, Helen Nuckolls, Wichita, and Hope Dooley, Fernley, Nev.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Hanston, with the Rev. Gary Winget presiding. Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hanston Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

Junia Faye Dent
LARNED - Junia Faye Dent, 70, died March 11, 2000, at her home in Larned.
She was born Aug. 6, 1929, at Waldron, the daughter of Elmer Henry and Lucille Folk Arb. A Pawnee County resident since 1970, moving from Harper, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to the Presbyterian Church, Larned.
On Aug. 9, 1958, she married Roland O. Dent at Harper. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Dr. Stephen Dent and Danny Cormack, both of Larned; a daughter, Pamela Wyman, Larned; two sisters, Virginia Brown, Harper, and Carolyn Carpenter, Nekoma; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Lois Cooper.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, Larned, with the Rev. James Hawthorne presiding. Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.

Ray M. Jensen
ROSEBERG, Ore. - Ray M. Jensen. age 75, of Roseberg, Oregon died March 8, 2000. He was born May 25, 1924, the son of James Jensen Sr. and Julia Ann Leonard Jensen at their home north west of Kinsley.
Ray completed basic training at the U. S. Navy Submarine Base in New Haven Connecticut, and spent several year in the service of his country.
Ray married Helen Esposito July 24, 1943 at New London Connecticut. After returning to Kinsley, Ray spent several years working with the Kansas Power and Light. Ray and his family moved to Drain Oregon, where he was the City electrician until his retirement.
While living in Kinsley, Ray became a charter member and a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife Helen of the home, a daughter Bette Dean of Wyoming, a son, Gordon of Washington, several grand children and great grand children, two brothers, Robert (Sam) and Earl both of Kinsley.

Jesus Cornelio Baca
KINSLEY - Jesus Cornelio Baca, 19-day-old son of Francisco and Sabrina Jones Baca, died Feb. 27, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
He was born Feb. 8, 2000, at Dodge City.
He belonged to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley.
Survivors include: his parents; a brother, Francisco Israel, of the home; a sister, Jacquelin, of the home; and grandparents, Genaro and Leanna Holguin and Francisco and Guadalupe Baca.
Funeral was at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.
McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements.

Sonya L. Coulson
LARNED - Sonya L. Coulson, 48, died March 1, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt.
She was born Oct. 25, 1951, at Larned, the daughter of John Francis and Bonnie Ann Davis Pyles. A longtime Larned resident, she had been the Pawnee County registrar of deeds since September 1995.
She belonged to Macksville Free Methodist Church, Business Professional Women, Larned, and the Kansas Registrar of Deeds Association. She graduated from the Larned Leadership Class in 1996.
Survivors include: a son, Shawn, Larned; two daughters, Lea Ann Coulson, Gladstone, Mo., and Alisha Coulson, Larned; her mother, Bonnie Ann Storey, Kinsley; two brothers, John F. Pyles Jr., Atlanta, and Jeffery W. Pyles, Pratt; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister, Sally Ellen Voorhees.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, with Pastor Larry Popovich presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the KSU Center for Basic Cancer Research in care of the funeral home.

Frances M. Bates
MACKSVILLE - Frances M. Bates, 80, died Feb. 28, 2000, at Pratt Regional Living Center.
She was born Nov. 8, 1919, at Clinton, Okla., the daughter of George and Elza Pearl Fry. A resident of Pratt for one and-a-half years, formerly of Macksville, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Macksville Christian Church.
On July 12, 1938, she married Clyde N. Bates at Almartha, Mo. He died in 1994.
Survivors include: three sons, Clyde Nelson Jr., Vernal, Utah, Donald Ray, Bonner Springs, and Richard Dean, Macksville; a daughter, Evelyn Bernice Berry, Gravois Mills, Mo.; three brothers, Charlie Fry, Bakersfield, Calif., John Fry, Rapid City, S.D., and David Fry, Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Fry, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ruby Thompson, Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Ed, Levingston, Daniel and Calvin Fry.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Macksville Christian Church, with the Rev. Carey Haner presiding. Minnis Chapel, Macksville, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville.
Memorials may be sent to the family, in care of Minnis Chapel, Macksville.

E.B. ‘Boots’ Estes
MACKSVILLE - E.B. "Boots" Estes, 91, died Feb. 28, 2000, at Stafford District Hospital.
He was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Eubank, Ky., the son of William Green "Willie" and Lillie Inola Estes. He graduated from Radium High School in 1927. A Macksville resident since 1945, moving from Kentucky, he was a retired farmer and carpenter.
He was a member of Macksville Christian Church, Ionic Lodge No. 254, Henry Rohr Chapter No. 204 Order of Eastern Star and Golden Belt Campers of St. John.
On July 14, 1935, he married Bertha May Rose at Radium. She died Aug. 19, 1971. On Oct. 28, 1972, he married Grace Heublein at Pratt. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Owen Bradley, Manhattan, Kan.; a daughter, Sharon Kay Crissman, St. John; a stepson, Larry Heublein, Blue Springs., Mo.; a brother, Glen Estes, Grapevine, Texas; four sisters, Hazel Barstow, Harlingen, Texas, Orva Jean Oehler, Weeki Wachee, Fla., Dolores Crawford, Hoisington, and Marilyn Kellogg, Great Bend; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ray; and two sisters, Opal Halstead and Carol Moore.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Macksville Christian Church, with the Rev. Carey Haner presiding. Minnis Chapel, St. John, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites by Ionic Lodge No. 254.
Memorials may be sent to Ionic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, or to the church, all in care of the funeral chapel.

Louie R. Freeman
HAVILAND - Louie R. Freeman, 88, died March 2, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 7, 1911, at Wellsford, the daughter of Louis R. and Stella Anderson Platts. She graduated from Haviland High School in 1929 and attended college in Hays. A Haviland resident since 1976, formerly of Cawker City, Meade, Jetmore, Rozel, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City and in Colorado and California, she was a retired teacher, having taught business courses and the mentally retarded in Kansas, Colorado, and California. She was also employed by Boeing, Wichita.
She belonged to the United Methodist Church, Haviland, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
On March 25, 1932, she married Charles Wesley Freeman at Wellsford. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Gary Dee, Apache Junction, Ariz.; a daughter, Sue Lynne Pinkerton, Haviland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Haviland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Riet Stonger presiding. Fleener Chapel, Greensburg, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Haviland Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Haviland State Bank.

Cletis Doughty
ULYSSES - Cletis Doughty, 81, died Feb. 24, 2000, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Sarah Ruth Roberson
LARNED - Sarah Ruth Roberson, 82, died Feb. 22, 2000, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City.
She was born April 16, 1917, in Pawnee County, the daughter of John George and Alice M. Sawyer Mohr. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Larned, and a volunteer at Emmaus House, Garden City.
On Feb. 23, 1937, she married Richard W. Fagen at Larned. He died June 25, 1949. On June 13, 1956, she married Edmond Kerr Roberson at Alva, Okla. He died April 19, 1972.
Survivors include: a son, Wallace Fagen, Great Bend; four stepsons, Clifford Lee Fagen and Norman Roberson, both of Larned, Eldon Roberson, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Bob Roberson, Claremore, Okla.; three daughters, Wilma Marvin, Versailles, Mo., Connie Gross, Garden City, and Donna Roberson, Russell; two stepdaughters, Jane Bird, Garfield, and Lois Coleman, Chickasha, Okla.; a brother, Charley F., Hutchinson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Jerry Leever presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Emmaus House, Garden City, in care of the mortuary.

Isabell O. Klein
HANSTON - Isabell O. Klein, 81, died Feb. 22, 2000, at Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center, Jetmore.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Pawnee County, the daughter of Jesse and Metta Schoor Schasteen. A longtime resident of the Hanston and Hodgeman County areas, she worked for Hanston School District from 1961 to retirement.
She was a member of United Methodist Church, Veterans of the Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Senior Citizen Center, and Cowbells, all of Hanston.
On July 16, 1936, she married De Lloyd Clarence Klein at Lyons. He died June 12, 1981.
Survivors include: five sons, Bob, Hanston, Eldon, Aurora, Colo., Jody, Wright, Steve, Enid, Okla., and Jack, Dodge City; six daughters, Carolyn Hertel, Garden City, Phyllis Allison, Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara Krentzel, McPherson, Kay Park, Manhattan, and Donna Johnson and Pat Klein, both of Wichita; a brother, Cecil Schasteen, Wichita; a sister, Bessie Mai, Denver; 30 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard; a daughter, Ruby; two brothers, Edwin and Alfrod; and a sister, Mary.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Hanston, with the Rev. Gary Winget presiding. Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center or the Hanston Senior Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Luther Lee ‘Bud’ Laremore
GARDEN CITY - Luther Lee "Bud" Laremore, 72, died Feb. 24, 2000, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.
He was born Feb. 1, 1928, at Great Bend, the son of Lee and Marguerite Riggen Laremore. He graduated from Belpre High School and from Hobart Trade School in Troy, Ohio. He was a farmer and later worked as a mechanic in Larned. Moving to Garden City in 1967, he was sixth district maintenance inspector for The Kansas Department of Transportation.
He belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Garden City, Harry H. Renick American Legion Post No. 9, and the AARP. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
On Aug. 6, 1950, he married Marilyn Ann Miller at Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Leticia Ann Porter, Garden City, and Marnie Lu Childs, Norman, Okla.; a sister, Meridel Pivonka, Gilbert, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Garden City, with Pastor Lyle Steuhrenberg presiding. Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.
Memorials may be sent to the church endowment fund, in care of the funeral home.

Pauline Suiter
MACKSVILLE - Pauline Suiter, 92, died Feb. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo.
She was born May 16, 1907, at Tingley, Iowa, the daughter of John and Edna Waggoner Booth. She attended Macksville schools and graduated from Belpre High School in 1925. A lifetime Macksville resident, moving to Overland Park, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Macksville Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and numerous other clubs and organi-zations in the Macksville area.
On July 28, 1926, she married Ernest Suiter at Belpre. He died Oct. 25, 1981.
Survivors include: a son, Rollin "Bud," Macksville; two daughters, Betty Jo Gilkison, Overland Park, and Dorothy Reid, Leawood; a brother, Roy Booth, Blue Eye, Mo.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Johnny Booth.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Macksville Christian Church, with the Rev. Carey Haner presiding. Minnis Chapel, Macksville, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville.
Memorials may be sent to Macksville Christian Church or to South Wind Hospice, both in care of the funeral chapel.

Cynthia L. Tommer Rusch
LYONS - Cynthia L. Tommer Rusch, 28, died Feb. 15, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. She was born March 5, 1971, at Kinsley, the daughter of Richard L. and Jeanette Langlois Tommer Sr. She was a 1989 graduate of Lyons High School and graduated from Cranford Business College in Hutchinson. A Newton resident since 1997, formerly of Lyons and Sterling, she was an office clerk for Shears Construction Co. She belonged to St. Paul Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both at Lyons. Survivors include: a son, Calvin Rusch and a daughter, Hannah Rusch, both of the home; her parents, of Lyons; three brothers, Richard Jr. and Wayne, both Sterling, and Terry, Towanda; a sister, Celena Foster, Alden; grandparents, Phil and Marie, Kinsley and Gerald Klenke, Dodge City; and 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph. Parish rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons. Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Lyons, with Father James Hoagland presiding. Burial was in Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to Victory in the Valley, Wichita, in care of the funeral home.

Howard M. Long
SCOTT CITY - Howard M. Long, 94, died Feb. 15, 2000, at Scott county Hospital.
He was born Dec. 21, 1905, at Pleasant Plain, Ind., the son of Issac M. and Amanda E. Wolverton Long. He gradu-ated from Larned High School and attended the University of Kansas for a year. A Scott City resident since 1942, moving from Garden City and formerly of Larned, he was a farmer and became a shop foreman for Shallow Water Refining Co. in 1936. He worked part time repairing automotive electrical units from 1970 to 1996.
He belonged to First Christian Church, Scott City.
On Aug. 16, 1930, he married Ella C. Butler at Syracuse. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Richard, Scott City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Scott City, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Scott County Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

Robert L. Bauer
LARNED - Robert L. Bauer, 59, died Feb. 17, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
He was born Nov. 24, 1940, at Larned, the son of Lester G. and Hattie Elizabeth Juergensen Bauer. A longtime Larned resident, moving from Radium, he was a licensed mental health technician II, serving 34 years at Larned State Hospital.
On Oct. 31, 1959, he married Virginia Ann Culbreath at St. John. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Lance L. and Allen J., both of Larned, and Troy V., Colby; two brothers, Merle, Tucson, Ariz., and Maurice, Houston; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor Charles Grant presiding. Burial was in Pawnee Rock Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, in care of the mortuary.

Alice M. Welsch
LEWIS - Alice M. Welsch, 87, died Feb. 8, 2000, at Medicalodge, Kinsley.
She was born July 21, 1912, at Meno, Okla., the daughter of Herman and Carrie Unruh Koehn. A longtime Lewis resident, she was a homemaker.
On Oct. 28, 1932, she married Tony Welsch at Buffalo, Okla. He died Nov. 23, 1993.
Survivors include: a daughter, Betty Roberts, Lewis; a brother, Virgil Koehn, Wichita; a sister, Josephine Nutz, Littleton, Colo.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and a grandson.
Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trotter Cemetery, Lewis, with the Rev. Bill Stapleton presiding. McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

H. Wayne Ploger
KINSLEY - H. Wayne Ploger, 79, died Feb. 11, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 26, 1920, at Kinsley, the son of Henry and Ella Mae Dorman Ploger. A lifetime Kinsley resident, he was a retired farmer.
He belonged to the Nazarene Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, both at Kinsley.
On July 17, 1955, he married Dorothy Wediking at Santa Fe, N.M. She died Aug. 18, 1975.
Survivors include: a sister, Wauneta Ploger, Larned.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at McKillip Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. Joyce Daniels presiding. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the KSU Center for Basic Cancer Research, in care of the funeral home.

Lewis Otto Blocker
BURDETT - Lewis Otto Blocker, 94, died Feb. 11, 2000, at Great Plains Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Salina.
He was born April 22, 1905, at Haven, the son of Herman D. and Emille A. Beltz Blocker. A longtime Burdett resident, he was a retired farmer.
He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, Larned, and the Burdett Seniors.
On Aug. 10, 1930, he married Laura Rose Weichold at Elmdale. She died March 13, 1998.
Survivors include: two daughters, Lola Albrecht, Lincolnville, and Lugene Stephens, Salina; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Larned, with Pastor Andy Keltner presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the church or Burdett Emergency Medical Service in care of the funeral home.

Everett Clarence Bondurant
GREAT BEND - Everett Clarence Bondurant, 87, died Feb. 7, 2000, at Great Bend.
He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in rural Bazine, the son of Guy L. and Nona Emma Woolard Bondurant. He graduated from Bazine High School in 1933. A Great Bend resident since 1936, formerly living in Ness County, he was employed for 41 years as supervisor in the sausage room at Theis Packing of Great Bend.
He belonged to Central Baptist Church and was a 33rd-degree Mason.
On Sept. 21, 1991, he married Emma Lou Miller Korf at Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: a stepson, Larry Korf, Burdett; a brother, Ted Bondurant, Big River, Calif.; a sister, Opal Trauer, Dodge City; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bondurant; a brother, Laurel; and a sister, Mabel Schaben Murphy.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Faith Community Church, with the Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick presiding. Burial, with Masonic rites, was in Hanston City Cemetery.

Gladys M. Smith
LARNED - Gladys M. Smith, 90, died Feb. 6, 2000, at her home.
She was born May 9, 1909, in Mitchell County, the daughter of Joseph Floyd and Rebecca Jane Hunter Woddell. A resident of Larned for 33 years, moving from Glen Elder, she was a housewife.
On Feb. 12, 1938, she married Walter John Smith at Mankato. He died in April 1967.
Survivors include: a son, Lowell, Locke, N.Y.; four daughters, Paula Smith, Larned, Rowena Smith, Wichita, Lola Smith, Great Bend, and Rose Smith, Topeka; a brother, Paul Woddell, Beloit; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and inurnment was at 2 p.m. Friday in Naomi Cemetery, Glen Elder.
Great Bend Family Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Wade Manlove
LOS ANGELES - Wade V. Manlove, age 80, died on February 7, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. He was born on January 17, 1920 in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, one of five children born to Charles and Verna Manlove. The family moved to Pawnee County, Kansas, and Wade attended school there and in California where he graduated from High School. In 1940 he joined the United States Air Force and attended Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. as part of his training. He was a member of the first P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt group to land in England. He served as squadron technical inspector for seven months before returning to the States to be reclassified as an aviation cadet. As squadron technical inspector, he was trained at Lockheed Aircraft for maintenance of the P-38 and B-34 aircraft. As an aviation cadet, he was trained at Maxwell Field Pre-Flight School on the first leg of the Army Air Force Training Command’s program that led to winning his wings. He flew the Cub J-3, BT-13 and 15, and the AT-10 aircraft. After his honorable discharge from the Army Air Force in October 1945, he returned to Kansas to begin farming. He married Mabel M. Voran on November 2, 1940, in the Belpre, Kansas United Methodist Church. Two daughters and a son were born to this union. He farmed in the Belpre area raising crops and livestock. He and his family were members of the Belpre Kiwanis Club, and the Pawnee Rock American Legion. He liked to attend his children’s ball games, to fish and helped with his son’s Boy Scouts.
He was preceded in death by his wife – Mabel, and a daughter – Debbie, his parents, his sister – Sara, and brothers – Charles and Beverly. He is survived by his sister, Ethel Gregory of Tampa, Florida; his daughter, Beverly Voran of Los Angeles; his son, Joe Manlove of Belpre, his grandson Jeremiah Furtaw and wife Lisa, and great-grandchildren Christopher and Amanda of Gaithersburg, Maryland; and his granddaughter Michelle Furtaw of Los Angeles.
A memorial service will be held in the United Methodist Church at 402 N. Main in Belpre on February 21, 2000 at 11 a.m. with Pastor William Brigden presiding. Following the service, inurnment will be in the Belpre Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Belpre United Methodist Church.

Edna E. Zedren
GARFIELD - Edna E. Zedren, 87, died Feb. 12, 2000, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City.
She was born June 25, 1912, at Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Per Albert and Hilma Simonson Zedren. A former Garfield resident, she was a retired teacher.
She belonged to Garfield Lutheran Church.
Survivors include: a sister, Augusta Stewert, Shields.
Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Garfield Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Lohmeyer presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

Richard D. Cain
LYONS - Richard D. Cain, 88, died Feb. 12, 2000, at Lyons District Hospital.
He was born Feb. 18, 1911, at Lyons, the son of John Henry and Daile Hartford Cain. A Lyons resident and lifetime Rice County resident, he was a farmer and dairyman.
He belonged to First Christian Church, Lyons.
On April 11, 1935, he married Ruth Louise McFerren at Lyons. She died Dec. 6, 1997.
Survivors include: five sons, Gene, Kinsley, Larry, Lyons, David, Longview, Texas, Donald, Toms River, N.J., and Gregory, Houston; a daughter, Phyllis Gaston, Langdon; two brothers, John Henry, Bartlesville, Okla., and Marion, Wichita; two sisters, Elizabeth Hart, Tucson, Ariz., and Mary Alice Phillips, Joplin, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Louise Cain; and a brother, Prentice.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Lyons, with the Rev. Tom Eastman presiding. Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, in care of the funeral home.

Lester Wilhelm
DODGE CITY - Lester Wilhelm, 86, died Feb. 12, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born Jan. 18, 1914, at Banner Township in Rush County, the son of Peter and Mary Erb Wilhelm. He graduated from Bison High School in 1932. A Dodge City resident since 1942, formerly of Offerle, he worked for Santa Fe Railway as a switchman and yard master until 1974, and had worked for Shell Oil Co. Core Drilling.
He belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Dodge City, was past master of St. Bernard Lodge No. 222 A.F. & A.M., was a 32nd-degree Mason, Knight Templar and belonged to the Dodge City Shrine Club. He managed the B.P. Elks Club until 1990.
On Dec. 25, 1937, he married Louise D. Rittenhouse at Dodge City. She died Nov. 22, 1986.
Survivors include: a son, Dr. Charles L., Hays; a sister, Ruth Gullion, Shreveport, La.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Lewis.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. David S. Clipson presiding. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to Kansas Masonic Foundation, P.O. Box 1217, Topeka, KS 66601.

Sylvesta A. ‘Peggy’ Werner
DODGE CITY - Sylvesta A. "Peggy" Werner, 91, died Jan. 31, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
She was born Jan. 24, 1909, at Silica, the daughter of Frank J. and Margaret Arensdorf Andra. She attended schools at Ellinwood. A Dodge City resident since 1978, formerly of Wichita, Garden City, Garfield and the Kinsley area, she was a homemaker and worked in the school-lunch programs at Wichita.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella and the Dodge City Senior Center, all at Dodge City, and the RSVP and AARP.
On May 1, 1929, she married Norbert A. Werner at Ellinwood. He died in 1977.
Survivors include: four sons, Russell, Santa Ynez, Calif., Rolland, Kenneth and Richard, all of Dodge City; two daughters, Mary Burke and Rebecca Werner, both of Littleton, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Adell Werner Stein; three sisters and two brothers.
Daughters of Isabella rosary was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., both at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, with the Revs. Louis Trung Hoang and John Maes presiding. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund, Dodge City, or the Trinity Alzheimer’s Unit, both in care of the funeral home.

Herbert W. Boehlke
MOUNT HOPE - Herbert W. Boehlke, 85, died Jan. 28, 2000, at Hutchinson.
He was born July 25, 1914, at Blue Hill, Neb., the son of Henry H. and Anna Marie Sophie Witthuhn Boehlke. A resident of Mount Hope, he was a plumber.
On Sept. 8, 1940, he married Alice Morris at Mount Hope. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Morris, Mount Hope; a brother, Richard, Kinsley; a sister, Minnie Boehlke, Dodge City; and five grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Federated Church, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Daniel Ensz presiding.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County, the church, or to Mount Hope EMT, in care of Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Mount Hope.

Tim L. Sidebottom
KINSLEY - Tim L. Sidebottom, 29, died Feb. 3, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
He was born May 8, 1970, at Wichita, the son of Gaylord and Ruth Ann Mitchell Sidebottom. A Kinsley resident, he worked at Offerle Co-op.
He belonged to United Methodist Church, Kinsley.
On March 22, 1997, he married Marianna Hogan at Kinsley. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Jacob Huse, Dodge City; two daughters, Nichole Batchman, Great Bend, and Mariah, Hutchinson; two stepsons, Aaron and Clinton Medina, both of Kinsley; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth Kuhn, Brianna and Kiley Medina, all of Kinsley; two sisters, Gaylene Johnson, Beeler, and Brenda Sidebottom, Topeka; his parents, Hutchinson; three grandmothers, LaVerna Sidebottom, Kinsley, Margaret Mitchell, Hutchinson, and Hazel Foster, Cunningham; and a grandchild.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the Tim Sidebottom Scholarship Fund, in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Dee Gilmore
KINSLEY - Dee Gilmore, 90, died Feb. 3, 2000, at Medicalodge, Kinsley.
He was born July 30, 1909, at Great Bend, the son of Samuel T. and Clara Tullis. A Kinsley resident, he was a farmer and operator of the Midway Motel and Dyne Quik Restaurant in Kinsley during the 1960s and 1970s.
He belonged to First Christian Church, Kinsley.
On Aug. 20, 1934, he married Beulah J. Selby at Sulphur Springs, Ark. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Milton D., Munster, Ind.; three daughters, Zoe Cooper, Overland Park, Glora Brake, Kinsley, and C. Mae Taylor, Mulvane; a brother, Glen, Larned; a sister, Ruth Barnes, Derby; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Gilmore and Verna Jones.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis-Blodgett presiding. McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the church or South Wind Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.

Gerhart H. Kurth
OFFERLE - Gerhart H. Kurth, 81, died Jan. 30, 2000, at Hill Top House, Bucklin.
He was born April 5, 1918, in Ford County, the son of A. C. and Lena Weiss Kurth. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer.
He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Layman’s League.
Survivors include: a brother, Homer, Alma, Mo.; and three sisters, Wilma Lancaster, Offerle, Gertrude Witte, Stillwater, Okla., and Vera Buss Raines, Seymour, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow and Reinhart; and a niece.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Offerle, with the Rev. David Parks presiding. Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Offerle.
Memorials may be sent to the Bethesda Lutheran Home, Watertown, Wis., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, or Arrowhead West, Dodge City, all in care of the mortuary.

Sam J. Humphries
OFFERLE - Sam J. Humphries, 61, died Feb. 1, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt.
He was born July 15, 1938, at Colorado, the son of Jeff and Martha Marie Pierce Humphries. He was a salesman for My-D Han-D Manufacturing, Dodge City.
He belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Offerle.
On Jan. 10, 1959, he married Marlene M. Tieben at Windthorst. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Gale, Boulder City, Nev., and Jeff, Dodge City; three daughters, Tammie Naab, Sandie Humphries and Jackie Allen, all of Dodge City; two sisters, Kathy Gerlach, Wichita, and Dorothy Keithline, Topeka; and 16 grandchildren.
Vigil service was at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Offerle, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst.
Memorials may be sent to the Windthorst Heritage in care of the funeral chapel.


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