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Agda Evelyn Berglund
LARNED - Agda Evelyn Berglund, 84, died July 16, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born Nov. 6, 1915, at Nettleton, the daughter of Andy and Clara Polson Carlson. She was a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger until her retirement.
She belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, Larned.
On June 28, 1936, she married Earl W. Berglund at Garden City. He died Aug. 31, 1991.
Survivors include: a daughter, Vicki Dipman, Larned; two brothers, John Carlson Sr., Howell, and Nelson Carlson, Tecumseh; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor David Parks presiding. Burial was in Garfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Essie A. Stramel
DODGE CITY - Essie A. Stramel, 61, died July 12, 2000, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Dec. 20, 1938, at Ness City, the daughter of Carl M. and Gertrude Thomas Knauf. A Spearville resident since 1999, moving from Dodge City, she was a retired dietary assistant at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
She was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1714 Women’s Auxiliary, Dodge City.
On Dec. 17, 1976, she married Albert Ted Stramel at Dodge City. He died Feb. 8, 1993.
Survivors include; a son, George Tyler Jr., Dodge City; four daughters, Juanita Evins, Nashville, Tenn., Jody Richardson, Longview, Wash., and Sandy and Debbie Stramel, both of Dodge City; three brothers, John Knauf, Conroe, Texas, Jerry Knauf, Rozel, and Derry Knauf, La Crosse; two sisters, Harriet Lewis and Esther Sculley, both of Dighton; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Russell Bohannon; and a sister, Edna Lomax.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with the Rev. James Hossler presiding. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Michael Lee Clarke
JETMORE - Michael Lee Clarke, 37, died July 15, 2000, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Hodgeman County.
He was born May 30, 1963, at Jetmore, the son of Velven and Joanne Babin Clarke. A lifetime resident of Jetmore, he was a truck driver and motor-home technician.
He belonged to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Jetmore, and the American Motorcycle Association.
Survivors include: his parents, Jetmore; two sons, Jeremy Lynn Page and Joseph Ryan Clarke, both of Dodge City; a daughter, Jennifer Raenae Clarke, Dodge City; two brothers, Daniel, Mt. Hope, and Kelly, Jetmore; a sister, Bonny White, Kingsdown; and his fiancee, Regina Akers, Burdett.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Jetmore, with Father Bob Schremmer presiding. Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
Memorials may be sent to the Children’s Education Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Mary Rose Hogan Robbs
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - Mary Rose Hogan Robbs 73, died July 12, 2000, at her home in Newport News.
She was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Barton County, and attended Hoisington High School. She lived in Colorado Springs, Washington D.C. and Germany. A longtime resident of Newport News, she was a retired secretary.
On Aug. 23, 1949, she married Elvis Robbs. He survives.
Other survivors include: a brother Virgil Hogan, Hoisington; and a sister Carol Strobel, Burdett.
Funeral was July 17, at Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News., with burial in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery

Frank Vondracek
TIMKEN - Frank Vondracek, 74, died July 15, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born June 22, 1926, at Timken, the son of Joseph A. and Ludmila Pechanec Vondracek. A lifetime Rush County resident, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Catholic Workman Lodge and the Holy Trinity Church Council, all at Timken.
On Aug. 30, 1950, he married Marie E. Felder at Timken. She survives.
Other survivors include: five sons, Steven F., Dorrance, Anthony C., Charles M. and Francis J., all of Timken, and David A., Wichita; a daughter, Mary T. Ernst, Maize; a sister, Agnes Finger, Larned; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rudy.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, with Father Ultan Murphy presiding. Wake service and rosary was at 8 p.m. Monday at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Timken.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka, KS 66604.

Richard "Dick" Miller
KINSLEY - Richard "Dick" Miller, 60, died July 8, 2000, at Kinsley.
He was born Aug. 22, 1939, at Great Bend, the son of George F. and Alfreda Heyne Miller. He graduated from Kinsley High School in 1957. A lifetime resident of Kinsley, he was the retired 24th Judicial District Magistrate Judge for Edwards County from 1969 to 1997. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1962.
He belonged to St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the St. Edward’s Council Knights of Columbus, both at Kinsley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1957 to 1962.
On Aug. 8, 1959, he married Bonnie Jacobs at Dubuque. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Richard D., Emporia, Mitchell C. Olathe, Eric B., Emporia, and Aaron L., Wichita; a daughter, Denise Wheaton, Lewis; his mother, Kinsley; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a grandson.
Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Monday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley. Parish vigil was at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Dubuque.
Memorials may be sent to St. Nicholas School Endowment Fund or the Dubuque Catholic Cemetery Trust, both in care of the funeral home.

Ann C. Wetig
DODGE CITY - Ann C. Wetig, 92, died July 2, 2000, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
She was born April 25, 1908, at Westphalia, the daughter of Mathias and Katherine Salm Weber. A Dodge City resident since 1995, moving from Mesa, Ariz., she was a hairdresser and had taught cosmetology at Sterling, Colo., for several years.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City.
On Sept. 5, 1937, she married Charles Wetig at Kinsley. He died March 17, 1955.
Survivors include: a brother, John Weber, Kinsley; two sisters, Josephine Konrade and Kay Ahlstrad, both of Dodge City; three grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Jacob; and four sisters, Theresa Irisk, Mary Baier, Lena Reibenspies and Rose Fox.
Cremation took place. There were no services. Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Manor in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Glen R. Warner
BURDETT - Glen R. Warner, 86, died June 28, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
He was born Sept. 14, 1913, at Winfield, the son of Kern and Meda Huling Warner. A resident of Burdett since 1935, moving from Manhattan, he was a farmer, cattleman and the owner of Warner Implement, Burdett.
He belonged to Burdett United Methodist Church, was a former mayor of Burdett, a Boy Scout sponsor, and a charter member of the Burdett Lions Club and the Senior Center.
On July 23, 1933, he married Mildred Frymire, at Manhattan. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Cleo Gorman, Burdett, and Inita Palumbo, Rock Wall, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Glen Eugene and Robert Leon; and a brother, Rodney.
Funeral was at 4 p.m. Saturday, at Burdett United Methodist Church, Burdett, with Pastor Irving Jennings presiding. Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the Burdett Emergency Medical Service, in care of the mortuary.

Edith Saxton
BURDETT - Edith Saxton, 88, died June 27, 2000, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.
She was born March 15, 1912, in rural Pawnee County, near Burdett, the daughter of Hugh and Emma Elizabeth Keller Saxton. A lifetime resident of Burdett, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, Burdett.
Survivors include: 10 nephews and five nieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Saxton; and seven sisters, May Saxton, Bessie Pucket, Jenny Saxton, Hazel Steffen, Pearl Dixon, Rosalee Saxton and Gerturde Klein.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Burdett, with Pastor Rob Schmutz presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, 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 to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Clyde Monroe Coats
MARSHFIED – Clyde Monroe Coats, 92, Marshfield, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2000 in Cox South, Springfield.
Clyde was a retired electric lineman. He was also a member of the Northview Tabernacle Baptist Church and a WWII Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; a son, Gordon Coats and his wife, Bea, Kinsley; three step-sons, Delbert Cantrell and his wife, Patsy, and Bob Cantrell and his wife, Shirley, both of Marshfield, and Don Cantrell and his wife, Joyce, Buffalo; 4 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Coats was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000 in Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield with the Revs. Bob Dillon and R.E. Helsley officiating.
Burial with full military rites by the Webster County Memorial Association was in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

Erma Jean Boyd
DODGE CITY - Erma Jean Boyd, 71, died June 30, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
She was born July 13, 1928, at Spearville, the daughter of Albert and Lucinda Helfrich Schultz. A lifetime Spearville and Wright-area resident, moving to Dodge City in 1998, she was a homemaker.
She was of the Catholic faith.
On Sept. 4, 1945, she married R.W. "Bill" Boyd at Wichita. He died Aug. 12, 1991.
Survivors include: four sons, Bart and Clif, both of Wright, Duane, Offerle, and Lance, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Nancy Klenke, Ness City; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Vigil service was at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Swain Funeral Home, Dodge City. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, with the Rev. Louis Trung Hoang presiding. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart School, in care of the funeral home.

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Allison
KINSLEY - Geraldine "Gerry" Allison, 73, died July 1, 2000, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Aug. 9, 1926, at Pawnee Rock, the daughter of John and Mary C. Schafer Kindsvater. A longtime Kinsley resident, she was a retired nurse.
Survivors include: two daughters, Karen Schrimpf, Reno, Nev., and Diane O’Neill, Olathe; a brother, John Kindsvater, San Diego; a sister, Gladys Egan, Salina; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the Edwards County Healthcare Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Marjorie Ilene Bruce
LARNED - Marjorie Ilene Bruce, 73, died June 30, 2000, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs, Ark.
She was born Dec. 5, 1926, at Kincaid, the daughter of Vern and Helen Main Burris. A resident of Gentry, Ark., since 1983, moving from Larned, she had been a foreman with Newacheck’s Supply, Larned.
She belonged to Assembly of God Church, Gentry.
Survivors include: three daughters, June Carder, Springfield, Mo., Jeanette Young, Gentry, and Roberta McKerlie, Edmond, Okla.; four brothers, Frank and Larry Burris, both of Larned, John Burris, Wichita, and Earl Burris, Nickerson; three sisters, Joan Dunlap, Kincaid, Florence Hall, Rockaway Beach, Mo., and Joyce Salmans, Elkhorn, Nev.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Assembly of God Church, Gentry, with Pastor Steven Shinn presiding. Grave-side service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Larned Cemetery.
Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, is in charge of local arrangements.

Dorothy Law
JETMORE - Dorothy Law, 81, died June 22, 2000, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
She was born July 17, 1918, in Hodgeman County, the daughter of Alvin Gloid and Esther Beye Burns. A lifetime Jetmore-area resident, she was a homemaker, care provider and baby sitter.
She belonged to the Baptist Church, Dodge City, and she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Jetmore.
Survivors include: two daughters, Virginia Whitaker, Offerle, and Carolyln Blackburn, Liberal; a sister, Geneva Sutton, Happy, Texas; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Lawrence Burns.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, with the Rev. Mitch Reece presiding. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
Memorials may be sent to the Dorothy Law Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Olga Elnadine Balzer
LARNED - Olga Elnadine Balzer, 60, died June 17, 2000, at Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Texas County near Hooker, the daughter of Jacob F. and Olga B. Friesen Balzer. She attended Adams schools, graduated from Adams High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in English at Tabor College. A Larned resident, she started her teaching career at Lustre Bible Academy, Lustre, Mont., and taught at Larned High School for 34 years, retiring in August 1999.
She belonged to Adams Mennonite Brethren Church, kept score for high school sports and was a sponsor of the cheerleaders at Larned High School.
Survivors include: four brothers, Joelle, Prairieville, La., Ronald, Broken Arrow, Okla., Howard, Buhler, and Ted, McPherson; and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant brother, Donald Dean Balzer.
Funeral was at Mennonite Brethren Church, Adams, Okla., with the Rev. Frank Huebert presiding. Memorial service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Larned, with the Rev. Charles Grant presiding. Burial was in Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, near Adams.
Memorials may be sent to the Adams Mennonite Brethren Church in care of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.

Helen K. Burris
LARNED - Helen K. Burris, 91, died June 20, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born March 5, 1909, at Boicort, the daughter of James and Lena McCabe Main. A Larned resident since 1942, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to First Baptist Church, Larned.
On Feb. 28, 1925, she married Vern Burris at Iola. He died July 3, 1982.
Survivors include: four sons, Earl, Nickerson, John, Wichita, Larry and Frank, both Larned; four daughters, Marjorie Bruce, Gentry, Ark., Joan Dunlap, Kincaid, Florence Hall, Rockaway Beach, Mo., and Joyce Salmans, Elkhorn, Nev.; a brother, Ralph, Villa Park, Ill.; two sisters, Wilma Whitcomb, Iola, and Ruth Whitcomb, Kincaid; 26 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Jerry Leever presiding. Burial was in Kincaid Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Larned, in care of the mortuary.

William J. ‘Bill’ Horner
LARNED - William J. "Bill" Horner, 97, died June 21, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
He was born May 2, 1903, at Crawford, the son of William E. and Margaret Steenson Horner. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, he was a farmer, stockman and horseman.
On Oct. 9, 1929, he married Neva B. Bird, at Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, William Lee, Larned; three daughters, Leona E. Skelton, Hevey Bay, Queensland, Australia, Neva Horner, Phoenix, and Mary V. Rumsey, Moore, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday in Larned Cemetery, with the Rev. Jack Singer presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the children’s department of the Larned Presbyterian Church, or to the Welcome Inn, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Forrest W. Erickson
GREAT BEND - Forrest W. Erickson, 78, died June 22, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born Feb. 19, 1922, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Arthur Edwin and Jess Estelle DeKalb Erickson. A Great Bend resident since 1987, coming from Pawnee Rock, he was a farmer and worked for Doerr Metal Co., Larned.
He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Great Bend. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
On Dec. 6, 1948, he married Flora Virginia Eitel at Great Bend. She died in 1969. On Oct. 18, 1969, he married Lorraine H. Hemken at Thornton, Colo. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Forrest E., Shawnee, and Roger, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; a sister, Marion Dryden, Great Bend; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ardith Ruth Buerosse.
Funeral was at 9:30 a.m. Monday at First United Meth-odist Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Near presiding Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Almon Emerson Bird
GREENSBURG - Almon Emerson Bird, 64, died June 24, 2000 at his home in Greensburg.
He was born March 29, 1936 at Lyons. He moved to Lincoln in 1944 and to Kinsley in 1980. He moved to Greensburg in March of this year. He was a farmer.
Survivors include a brother, William, of Abilene; three sisters, Norma Bird, Salina; Anna Bowley, Lincoln; and Rose Bryant, Hoisington.
Graveside services were at 10:30 Tuesday, June 27, at the Lincoln City Cemetery with Rev. Claude Fillingim presiding. Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Carnegie Library of Lincoln, in care of the funeral home.

Marie Harnish
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - Opal Marie Harnish, 82, longtime Kinsley resident past away on Thursday June 22 at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home Arkansas.
Opal was born July 9, 1917 in Plymouth Nebraska, the daughter of James Noel and Jessie Cora Baker Fry.
She was married to Verne Harnish.
Opal was the owner of Harnish Upholstering and also catered weddings. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Mountain Home.
She is survived by three children, Lonnie of Kinsley, Jeanette M. Franklin of Osawatomie, Kansas and Kaye Jarvis of Mountain Home, Arkansas, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Saturday June 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rev. Kenneth Lampe officiating. Burial was in the Kirby-Tucker Memorial Cemetery, in Mountain Home.
Memorials may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Hazel May Compton
LEWIS - Hazel May Compton, 81, died June 15, 2000, at Muskogee Hospital, Muskogee, Okla.
She was born Nov. 22, 1918, at Kinsley, the daughter of Edgar V. and Cora M. Sater Stevens.
A resident of Jay, Okla., for the past 15 months, moving from Lewis, she was a homemaker and retired from Larned State Hospital.
She belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Kinsley.
On Jan. 26, 1938, she married Dick Sutton in Edwards County. He died in 1972. On Nov. 14, 1972, she married Chester R. Compton at Woodward, Okla. He survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Patsy Mullin, Jay, Okla.; a brother, Earl Stevens, Dodge City; a sister, Fran Burkhart, Kinsley; nine grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Sutton; a daughter, Eileen Preston; three brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lewis Christian Church, with the Rev. Keith Shrum presiding. Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the VFW Auxiliary, the American Heart Association or to Southwind Hospice, all in care of the mortuary.

Raymond L. Bauer
BURDETT - Raymond L. Bauer, 81, died June 16, 2000, at McCrite Retirement Plaza, Topeka.
He was born July 19, 1918, at Burdett, the son of John and Mabel Klein Bauer. A lifetime resident of the Burdett area, he was a retired insurance agent and a farmer and stockman. He owned and operated the John Bauer and Son Agency and later the Raymond Bauer Agency from 1951 to his retirement in 1994. He also owned and operated a farming and stock operation in the Leoti area.
He belonged to United Methodist Church and the Lions Club, both at Burdett, the Masonic Lodge, Jetmore, and was a former school board member and church trustee.
On Aug. 15, 1940, he married Thelda Shank in Ness County. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Sharon R. Nelson, Topeka; and two grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Burdett United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bob Schmutz 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 the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Harry Lee Vratil
LARNED - Harry Lee Vratil, 67, died June 15, 2000, at his home in Larned.
He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Pawnee County, the son of Charles and Stephina Svatos Vratil. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a carpenter for Frazier Construction and Shuss and Vratil Builders.
He belonged to the American Legion, Larned, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
On May 1, 1959, he married Jacqueline J. Johnson at Belpre. She died Jan. 22, 2000.
Survivors include: two sons, Barry, Larned, and Brett, Los Angeles; a daughter, Staci Minihan, Topeka; two brothers, Joe, Larned, and Floyd, Pratt; three sisters, Blanche Hagerman, Topeka, Ellen Raymer Lewis, Empire, Calif., and Esther Korf, Hanston; five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Elmer, Otto, Donald, Earl, Herman and Fred; and a sister, Silva DeRoo.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Brad Richardson presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Purple Panther Baseball Pro-gram, in care of the mortuary.

Earl Boyer Williams
ULYSSES - Earl Boyer Williams, 90, died June 15, 2000, at Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital, Ulysses.
He was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Edwards County, the son of Fred C. and Artilisa Boyer Williams. A resident of Ulysses since 1931, moving from Kinsley, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to Church of Christ, was a past member of the Rotary Club, served on the ASCS Committee, and on the school board for several years, and was president of Pioneer Communications for 50 years, all at Ulysses.
On Sept. 24, 1930, he married Loretta Gentry at Kinsley. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Milton, Dallas Center, Iowa, and Don, Ulysses; a daughter, Joan Beaumont, Hemphill, Texas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Dale.
Graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses, with Don, Kerry and Mike Williams presiding. Grant County Funeral Home, Ulysses, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to High Plains Children’s Home, or to the Earl Williams Pioneer Communications Scholarship Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Donald Dean Ostrander
LARNED - Donald Dean Ostrander, 63, died June 14, 2000, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.
He was born April 28, 1937, at Lewis, the son of Ralph and Eva Fern Atwood Ostrander. A longtime resident of Larned, he was a grounds-equipment operator at Larned State Hospital.
He belonged to Church of the Nazarene and was a leader of Cub Scout Pack No. 122, both at Larned.
On June 7, 1964, he married Ruth L. Powell at Fort Dodge. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Henry Ralph, Larned; a daughter, Victoria Louise Ostrander, Larned; two brothers, Ronald, Larned, and Kenneth, Garfield; and a sister, Coletta Meier, Larned.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene, Larned, with Pastor Rick Clark presiding. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of Morell Funeral Home.

Lanes G. Lancaster
KINSLEY - Lanes G. Lancaster, 60, died June 17, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, at Kinsley, the son of Fred and Emma Dolechek Lancaster. A lifetime Kinsley resident, he worked for the Edwards County Highway Department.
He belonged to the Kinsley Rotary Club and was a former member of the Kinsley Lions Club and Kinsley Kiwanis Club.
On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Alice M. Sumpter at Kinsley. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Brian ; a daughter, Pamela Wosylus, Wichita; two brothers, Jack, Kinsley, and Marvin, Greeley, Colo.; four sisters, Vivian Feldman, JoEllen Craft and Emily White, all of Kinsley, and Luetta Katz, Offerle; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or Edwards County Healthcare, both in care of the funeral home.

Dustin W. Putter
KINSLEY - Dustin W. Putter, 17, died June 5, 2000, at Kinsley.
He was born May 4, 1983, at Guymon, Okla., the son of Chris and Lagayle Kirklin Putter. A longtime resident of Kinsley, and a student at Kinsley High School, he played football, wrestled as a youth, was a member of cub scouts, and sang in the choir his junior year. He was an active member of the Kinsley Baptist Church and the Baptist Youth Group.
In his home at 502 N. 3rd, Kinsley, reside his sister Brandi, Dereri Herrman, sister by choice and parents. There he helped with the family farm, worked at Star Alfalfa, and also helped his Grandpa Putter with his farm work, always lending a helping hand to neighbors, friends and strangers. Dustin was always a Cowboy at heart and the last year was beginning to explore rodeo as his dream. In fact, he was the only person to triumph and ride the family llama.
Dustin grew to a strong 6’3" tall, towering over the rest of his family. He was always very generous with hugs, loving words and support to everyone. No problem was ever too big for Dustin to sit down and listen to. He would invariably try to brighten up your day to every possible extent.
Other survivors include: grandparents, Gene and Dorothy Putter of Kinsley; Homer and Alda Mae Kirklin of Stanley, New Mexico; and other close family members.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. Aaron Kirkwood presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to the Baptist Youth Group, in care of the funeral home.

Matthew W. Poeverlein
KINSLEY - Matthew W. Poeverlein, 22, died June 5, 2000, at Kinsley.
He was born May 29, 1978, at Jetmore, the son of William H. and Roseanna Looney Poeverlein. A longtime resident of Kinsley, he had been employed in land management.
Survivors include: his parents, of Kinsley; a brother, Earnie; a sister, Jessica; and his grandparents, Leonard and Annabell Looney, all of Kinsley.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at the Baptist Church in Kinsley, with the Rev. Aaron Kirkwood presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriner’s Burn Center, in care of the funeral home.

Thaleana Christina ‘Tina’ Jolliff
KINSLEY - Thaleana Christina "Tina" Jolliff, 22, died June 5, 2000 ,at Kinsley.
She was born May 26, 1978, at Lawrence, the daughter of Leonard Lee Jolliff and Vickie Loggins Johnson. She was a 1995 graduate of Lewis High School and received her CNA certificate from Pratt County Community College. She worked as a CNA for Professional Sitters and the Hampton Inn, both at Lawrence.
Survivors include: her father, Garnett; her mother, Lawrence; a brother, Leonard Jolliff Jr., Lawrence; three stepbrothers, Joshua Dean, Andrew Finis and Shawn Gregory, all of Garnett; her grandmother, Sandra Jolliff, Slader, Mo.; and great-grandmother, Ethel Loggins, Marshall, Mo.
Funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, with Steven Wintermantel presiding. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Memorials may be sent to the Thaleana Christina Jolliff Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Shirley Zimmett
KINSLEY - Shirley Zimmett, 81, died May 22, 2000, at Sun City, Ariz.
She was born July 22, 1918, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McConnell. She was an Arizona resident since 1992 after moving from California.
On April 15, 1972, she married Herbert L. Zimmett at Las Vegas. Their married life was spent in California. He died Jan. 13, 1992, at Joshua Tree, Calif. In the fall of 1992 Shirley moved to Arizona, where she lived until her death. Her father, mother, brother and sister have proceeded her in death.
Survivors include: a stepdaughter, Dr. Mary K. Brownlee, Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and nephews and nieces in rural Kinsley and Lewis.
Graveside service was at Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis Blodgett presiding.
McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Emma Fuqua
GREAT BEND - Margaret Emma Fuqua, 79, died June 5, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
She was born July 28, 1920, at Belpre, the daughter of Hugh Thomas and Margaret Cecila Riegel. She graduated from Radium High School in 1938. A Great Bend resident, she was a sales clerk for the J.C. Penney Co.
She belonged to First Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary, all at Great Bend.
On June 8, 1940, she married William T. Fuqua at Tulsa, Okla. He survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Dianne Richards, Great Bend, and Nancy Beaty, Kearney, Mo.; a brother, Bill Riegel, Eaton, Colo.; a sisters, Joan Ming, Great Bend; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Bud and Francis Riegel; and two sisters, Mary Everett and Mildred Greeson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. William Johnson presiding. Minnis Chapel, St. John, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Xavier Cemetery, Seward.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral chapel.

John L. ‘Jack’ Maes
ATCHISON - John L. "Jack" Maes, 91, former Fox Theatres manager in Kansas and Nebraska, died June 8, 2000, at Atchison Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1908, at Holyrood, the son of Mathias and Martha Heinke Maes. He attended Claflin schools and Emporia Teacher’s College. He had been a resident of Atchison since 1950.
He belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Atchison, and served in the Ninth Air Force during World War II.
On Oct. 11, 1937, he married Bertha Huth. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Sue Maes, Manhattan; four sisters, including Helen Berscheidt, Belpre; two grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Atchison.
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, was charge of arrangements.

Fred P. Lancaster, Jr.
MESA, AZ - Fred P. Lancaster Jr., died May 19, 2000 at Mesa, Arizona. He was born December 6, 1924 on a farm east of Kinsley. He was the son of Fred and Emma C. Dolechek Lancaster.
He managed a Retirement Complex.
He was a 1943 graduate of Kinsley High School and after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served until April 30, 1946.
He married Virginia Mae Douglas on May 13, 1946 at Larned. She survives.
He was a life member of the Jones Barnes Gasser V.F.W. Post #7349 at Kinsley.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Fowler, Mesa, Arizona; brothers Jack and Lanes of Kinsley, Marvin of Greeley, Colorado; sisters Luetta Katz, Offerle, Vivian Feldman, JoEllen Craft and Emily White of Kinsley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Lee Lancaster; his parents and one sister.
Services were held on May 23, 2000 at the Ertel Memorial Chapel, Cortez, Colorado with Leland Salmans presiding. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mancos, Colorado.
Memorials may be sent to the Edwards County Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 272, Kinsley, KS 67547.

Martha Elizabeth Mondy Alford
GREAT BEND - Martha Elizabeth Mondy Alford, 86, died June 9, 2000, at Great Bend
She was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Edwards County, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Belmey Mondy. She attended Edwards County schools. A Great Bend resident since 1992, moving from Olmitz, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include: a son, Oliver Snook, Great Bend; two brothers, Carl Mondy, Jacksonville, Fla., and Pleasant Mondy, Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Rosemary Mackey, Boise, Idaho, and Beulah McGinty, Payette, Idaho; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Fryberger Mortuary Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Don Paden presiding. Burial was in Fellsburg Cemetery, Edwards County.
Memorials may be sent to the Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo, in care of the mortuary.

Eunice Anderson
KINSLEY - Eunice Anderson, 78, died May 27, 2000, at the Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.
She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Headley, Texas, the daughter of Marcus L. and Eula Hamilton Bell. A longtime resident of Kinsley, she was a homemaker.
She was a former member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and First United Methodist Church, Kinsley.
On Aug. 22, 1946, she married Robert W. Anderson in Amarillo, Texas. He died Oct. 7, 1999.
Survivors include: a son, Brent, Hutchinson; a daughter, Cherie Birkbeck, Clay Center; and three grandchildren.
Funeral was 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church or Victory in the Valley, both in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Opal Trauer
DODGE CITY - Opal Trauer, 92, died May 26, 2000, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
She was born Feb 26, 1908, at Bazine, the daughter of Guy and Nona Wollard Bondurant. She was a graduate of Bazine High School. A Dodge City resident, formerly of Kinsley and rural Hanston, she was a homemaker and taught school for a few years.
She belonged to Bazine Baptist Church.
On Dec. 2, 1927, she married Laurence Trauer at Hantson. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Duane, Hays, Lloyd, Kansas City, Kan., and Rex, Dodge City; three daughters, Melba Worford and Carol Trauer, both of Denver, and Joyce Moten, Norman, Okla.; a brother, Ted Bondurant, Cali-fornia; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mable Murphy; four brothers, Wayne, Laurel, Everett and Rex Bondurant; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hanston Baptist Church, with Dr. Gary Winget presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hanston Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Trinity Association, in care of the funeral home.

Earnestine Burnett
CIMARRON - Earnestine Burnett, 81, died May 27, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born May 13, 1919, at Arkansas City, the daughter of Edward and Cora Snodgrass Hughes. A longtime Cimarron resident, moving to Larned in 1998, she was a homemaker and housekeeper.
She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Cimarron.
On May 11, 1942, she married Raymond Burnett at Cimarron. He died in October 1985.
Survivors include: three sons, Raymond E., Hutchinson, Richard, La Junta, Colo., and Bob, Kinsley; two sisters, Margaret Marks, Dodge City, and Betty Hughes, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Hughes; and a sister, Lucille Hughes.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart’s Gray County Funeral Home, Cimarron. Burial was in Cimarron Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, in care of the funeral home.

Minnie M. Boehlke
DODGE CITY - Minnie M. Boehlke, 89, died May 27, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
She was born Feb. 1, 1911, at Blue Hill, Neb., the daughter of Henry and Anna Witthuhn Boehlke. She attended school at Bazine. A Dodge City resident since the 1930s, she worked at a dry cleaning company.
She belonged to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City.
Survivors include: a brother, Richard, Kinsley.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Robert Boehlke; and two sisters, Aleta Eckhoff and Amanda Dixon.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City, with the Rev. Randall Jahnke presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements. Graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bazine Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

Arden E. Schartz
LARNED - Arden E. Schartz, 74, died May 29, 2000, at Via Christi Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
He was born April 22, 1926, in Barton County, the son of Alphones H. and Caroline Auchstetter Schartz. A lifetime Pawnee resident, he was a farmer-contractor.
He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, Burdett Senior Citizen Center and Holy Rosary Catholic Church Council, Burdett, and Rozel Lyons Club as a charter member.
On Dec. 18, 1949, he married Lorene F. Rose at Ellinwood. She survives.
Other survivors include: five sons, David, Rozel, Stephen, Garfield, Joseph, Larned, Jerome, Kansas City, Mo., Michael, Wichita; four daughters, Barbara Straub, Larned, Teresa Spears, Monmouth, Ill., Juanita Smith, Wichita, Christine Brenner, Pratt; three brothers, Cletus and Warren, both of Great Bend, Orville, Kingman; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Malvern.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with Father Dennis Reed presiding. Vigil service was 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart School Adopt-A-Student Fund or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the mortuary, at P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.
Lester M. Bauer

LENEXA - Lester M. Bauer, 92, died May 29, 2000, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa.
He was born March 7, 1908, in Burdett, the son of Ed and Emma Bauer. He worked with farm implements and insurance, and was the president of a bank in Burdett. He also served on the school board for 20 years, and was mayor of Burdett for eight years. He moved to Denver in 1970 where he worked for SBA, Denver for 10 years, and was mayor of Federal Heights, Colo., for 12 years.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Burdett, was a Mason, and member of the Lyons Club.
He married Hazel Bauer. She died in 1993.
Survivors include: two sons, Lester L., Overland Park, Grover, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Robert, Larned; a sister, Louella Lynam, Burdett; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was 10 a.m. Saturday, in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned.

Gladys May Frank
Gladys May Frank, 91, of Hutchinson, died May 26, 2000, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.
She was born Aug. 3, 1908, at Rozel, the daughter of Daniel and Nellie Brodbeck Sidebottom. A Hutchinson resident since 1936, she was a homemaker and had spent 68 years traveling as an assistant to her husband, who was a professional magician and owned Zogi Productions.
On Sept. 26, 1926, she married Clarence A. Frank at Dodge City. He died Aug. 13, 1999.
Survivors include: two daughters, Helen Bornholdt and Lorene Shaffer, both of Hutchinson; a brother, Lawrence Sidebottom, Hutchinson; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Memorial service was at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Michael P. Milliken presiding. Private graveside services was held in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to the Reno County Historical Society, in care of the mortuary.

Donna Belle Brown
LARNED - Donna Belle Brown, 86, died May 27, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born Jan. 23, 1914, in Pawnee County, the daughter of Thomas J. and Donna L. Buck Avary. A lifetime Larned resident, she was a business office manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a homemaker.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star, all at Larned.
On June 22, 1934, she married Raymonde V. Brown at Larned. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Robert, White Pigeon, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald; a daughter, Betty Coleman; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Helen Stauffer.
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 the church in care of the mortuary.

Clyde A. Bennett
LARNED - Clyde A. Bennett, 74, died June 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born July 29, 1925, at Independence, the son of Ira and Mary Barrett Bennett. A longtime Larned resident, moving from Independence, he was an asphalt manager for Venture Co. and Westoff Construction.
He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Great Bend, and the American Legion, Pawnee Rock. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning a Bronze Star.
On Nov. 28, 1964, he married Mary J. Johnson at Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Harold and Darrel, both of Larned; a daughter, Rose Guggins, Kinsley; two brothers, Paul, Mount Vernon, Wash., and Clarence, South Carolina; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Smith; and three brothers, Donald, James and Leland.
Memorial service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. John Grummon presiding. Cremation took place. Burial was in Great Bend Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of mortuary.


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