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Earl M. Atteberry
HUTCHINSON - Earl M. Atteberry, 90, died Sept. 16, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Sept. 25, 1909, at Ray, the son of Guy Manson and Grace Birks. A Hutchinson resident since 1941, moving from Great Bend, he was a retired Dodge automobile dealer.
He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson.
On Oct. 24, 1933, he married Zelpha Grace Scott at Dodge City. She died Aug. 21, 1995.
Survivors include: a son, Larry J., Pinecliffe, Colo.; three brothers, Duane, Payson, Ariz., Darrell and Arlis, both of Larned; two sisters, Eva Hiett, Denver, and Velma Gish, Lyons; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Clifford and Glenn Atteberry; and a sister, Marjorie Buck.
Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County in care of the mortuary

Anthony Ray Mong
ELLINWOOD - Anthony Ray Mong, 48, died Sept. 2, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born March 23, 1952, at WaKeeney, the son of Clayton Allen and Pauline Darline Pierce Mong. A Barton County area resident since 1957, moving from Russell Springs, he was a machinist at Corrosion Proof Fitting Co., Great Bend.
He belonged to First Church of God and the Barton County 4-H, both at Great Bend. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
On May 25, 1974, he married Shirley Ann Ruckman at Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Bryan, Hutchinson, and Bruce, Ellinwood; a daughter, Patricia Ross, Seminole, Okla.; his parents, Great Bend; a brother, Clinton, Ellinwood; a sister, Barbara Bitnoff, Belpre; and two granddaughters.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of God, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Ogle presiding. Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, rural Great Bend, with military honors.

Marjorie Louella Webster
KIOWA - Marjorie Louella Webster, 69, died Sept. 3, 2000, at Kiowa District Hospital.
She was born Aug. 31, 1931, at Burdett, the daughter of Leonard and Carrie Zahn Edminsten. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to Kiowa Southern Baptist Church.
On Aug. 22, 1947, she married Cecil Schasteen at Mississippi. On Oct. 22, 1960, she married Bobby R. Webster at Larned. He died Nov. 30, 1991.
Survivors include: three sons, Shon Webster, Kiowa, Larry Schasteen, Wichita, and Otto Schasteen, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Royal Edminsten, Wichita, Wid Edminsten, Washington, and Stanley Edminsten, California; two sisters, Thelma Kitch, Border, Texas, Loreen Froetshner, Larned, Texas; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Richard; and a sister, Stella.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kiowa Southern Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Pilgrim presiding. Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa, was in chage of arrangements. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Ervin Enoch ‘Pete’ Keller
AVANT, Okla. - Ervin Enoch "Pete" Keller, 67, died Sept. 5, 2000, at Greensburg.
He was born Sept. 24, 1932, at Sun City, the son of George Melvin and Ethel Beatrice Ward Keller. He had been a longtime resident of Greensburg, moving to Avant in 1994. He worked as a motor grader operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation until retiring in 1994.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
On March 2, 1957, he married Clara Barbara Little at Clayton, N.M. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Russell, Greensburg; two daughters, Dianne Jones, Greensburg, and Marlene Keller, Kinsley; a brother, Everett Keller, Greensburg; seven sisters, Emma Brock, Woodward, Okla., Esther Potter, Montezuma, Eva Carnegie, Lexington, Okla., Edith Robbins, Medford, Okla., Elvita Keller, Pratt, Elsie Irvin, Greensburg, and Edweena Warford, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral was at Friends Church, Ramona, Okla., with the Rev. Ken Smith presiding. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville, Okla.
Collinsville Funeral Home, Collinsville, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.

Jean E. ‘Betty’ Sell
LARNED - Jean E. "Betty" Sell, 83, died Sept. 6, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born Aug. 23, 1917, at Hutchinson, the daughter of P. H. and Nell Lois Cramm Commer. She was a longtime resident of Burdett and Larned. She was a 1935 graduate of Haven High School and a 1937 graduate of Salt City Business College, Hutchinson. She worked for 30 years at Burdett State Bank as an officer and retired as vice president in 1985.
She belonged to First Methodist Church, Burdett, was past president of Burdett American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered at Burdett Schools.
In 1946, she married R. D. "Jim" Miller at Burrton. He died in 1979. In 1984, she married Roy C. Sell at Burdett. He died April 27, 1998.
Survivors include: two sons, James H. Miller, Cheney, and Benny J. Miller, Boston; a daughter, Debra J. Fox, San Francisco; three brothers, Phillip and Dean Commer, both of Wichita, and Don Commer, Atlanta; a sister, Claribell Dreibelbis, South Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Baker, and a grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Alan D. Stambaugh presiding. Memorial service was at 1 p.m. Monday at Burdett First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rob Schmutz presiding. Cremation is planned
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Welcome Inn Senior Center, Larned, Burdett Senior Center or Burdett First Methodist Church, all in care of the mortuary.

Eula Viola Evans
LARNED - Eula Viola Evans, 97, died Sept. 6, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born June 2, 1903, in Pawnee County, the daughter of Charles A. and Estella L. Metz Miller. A lifetime Larned resident, she was a retired occupational music therapist at Larned State Hospital.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, was past president of the VFW Auxiliary, and 4-H, all at Larned. She belonged to Fairfield Grange and the Ash Valley Grange.
On Oct. 15, 1924, she married Fred Samuel Evans at Larned. He died Oct. 27, 1993.
Survivors include: a son, Joe, Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Phyllis Basom, Salina; a brother, Glenn Miller, Larned; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlus, Cleadus and Warren; and a granddaughter.
Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

Irmagene Nevins Holloway
DODGE CITY - Irmagene Nevins Holloway, 101, died Sept. 6, 2000, at Manor of the Plains in Dodge City.
She was born Aug. 7, 1899, at Ford, the daughter of O. Newton and Martha Griffith Nevins. She graduated from Dodge City High School in 1917. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1922. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate degree in education from New York University in 1941, and an honorary doctorate in pedagogy from Baker in 1946. A longtime resident of Dodge City, she was involved in education and had taught P.E. at Kinsley and at Liberty Junior High School in Hutchinson. During World War II she was appointed to serve as National Director of Accident Prevention for the American Red Cross. She inaugurated drivers’ education in Kansas schools. She was accorded many honors for her work in safety, health and accident prevention.
She belonged to United Methodist Church and the AAUW, and belonged to the D.A.R.
In 1948, she married Hubert Holloway. He died in 1961.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Doris Holloway, Concord, N.C.; nine nephews and nieces; five step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at First United Methodist Church, Dodge City, with Drs. Mike Gardner and Richard Soulen presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the Irmagene Nevins Holloway Scholarship Fund at Baker University, or to Excellence in Media, both in care of the funeral home.

William David Britton
LEWIS - William David Britton, 92, died Sept. 8, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 20, 1908, at Belpre, the son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth Gibson Britton. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer.
He belonged to United Methodist Church, Lewis, was a former USD 502 board member, a former Lewis Co-op board member and a 50-year member of Lewis Masonic Lodge No. 220.
On Dec. 29, 1935, he married Alsea Fletcher. They divorced in 1998.
Survivors include: two sons, Gale and William, both of Lewis; a daughter, Barbara Hyde, Fort Smith, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, a sister and a daughter.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. Mark Hornbaker presiding. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.
Memorials may be sent to Lewis Masonic Lodge No. 220 or to a charity of the donor’s choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Richard A. Mathes
KINSLEY - Richard A. Mathes, 72, died Sept. 10, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
He was born March 20, 1928, at Trousdale, the son of Ralph and Vinita Roenbaugh Mathes. A Kinsley resident since 1963, he was an engineer with the Kansas Highway Department for 36 years in Lyons, Great Bend and Kinsley.
He belonged to Kinsley United Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason.
On Aug. 9, 1949, he married Darlene Wood at Trousdale. She survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Mary C. De Sair, Plainville, Joan Jaiser, Lawrence, and Deborah Mohler, Wakefield; a brother, Bruce, Denver; a sister, Sybil Micco, Denver; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rick.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at United Methodist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Fellsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Kinsley United Methodist Church, the Trousdale Methodist Church or to the Kinsley Library, all in care of the funeral home.

Karen Marie Mages
SPEARVILLE - Karen Marie Mages, 27, died Aug. 30, 2000, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident east of Kinsley.
She was born July 17, 1973, at Belleville, the daughter of Donald and Esther Posusta White. She was a 1991 graduate of Ashland High School and a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated summa cum laude from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She was a graphic designer for Southwestern College, Winfield.
She belonged to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Spearville.
On June 4, 1994, she married Jonathan Andrew Mages at Ashland. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Andrew James, of the home; a daughter, Afton Marie, of the home; her parents, Ashland; a brother, Frank White, Ashland; and a sister, Jennifer White, Lawrence.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde and Blanche White.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ashland. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Spearville, with Fathers Bob Schremmer and Marvin Reif presiding. Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. John, the Baptist Cemetery, Spearville.
Memorials may be sent for the children’s education fund in care of the mortuary.

Evelyn Mary Colglazier
ROZEL - Evelyn Mary Colglazier, 75, died Aug. 28, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born May 26, 1925, at Belpre, the daughter of Louis A. and Loretta B. Herman Giessel. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, she was a homemaker and farmwife.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, and Holy Rosary Church, Burdett.
On Aug. 26, 1947, she married Robert DeRoo, at Larned. He died Aug. 22, 1954. On April 28, 1956, she married Gail Arthur Colglazier, at Larned. He died Jan. 17, 2000.
Survivors include: three sons, Daniel R., Joe L., and Ray, all of Rozel; two daughters, Betty Ackerman, Offerle, and Fay Murphey, Garfield; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John A.; four brothers, Alfred, John, Paul and Leo; a sister, Genevieve; and a granddaughter.
Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with Father Bob Schremmer presiding. Vigil service was at 7 p.m. today, at the church. Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Larned Cemetery, Larned.
Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

William Otis ‘Bill’ Woods
LARNED - William Otis "Bill" Woods, 75, died Aug. 31, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
He was born April 15, 1925, at Bokoshe, Okla., the son of Harvey Lloyd Thomas and Daisy Mc Lemore Woods. A Larned resident since 1973, moving from Sulphur Springs, Texas, he was self-employed in agriculture.
He was a past member of the Dallas Rotary Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
On Feb. 25, 1945, he married Lorraine Ann Ebertowski at Dallas, Texas. She survives.
Other survivors include: five sons, William Gerald, Larned, James Otis, Crossville, Tenn., David Michael, Daniel Allen and John Matthew, all of Larned; a daughter, Carolyn Kay Teegerstrom, Hugoton; three sisters, Almetta Smith and Pauline Howell, both of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Wyoma Hesston, Paris, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Sims; and three brothers, Patrick Gerald, Boyd and Jack.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Rod Schmidt presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the mortuary.

Helen D. Seeman
LARNED - Helen D. Seeman, 88, died Aug. 29, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born May 11, 1912, in Pawnee County, the daughter of George E, and Sarah Hogue Dipman. A lifetime Pawnee County resident, she was a farmer and rancher.
She belonged to Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union, the Ash Valley Grange, and was a member of EHU.
On Feb. 19, 1935, she married George P. Seeman Jr. He died May 21, 1970.
Survivors include: two sons, George III and Winston C., both of Larned; a daughter, Karlene K. Meckfessel, Garfield, a brother, John Dipman, Larned; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Charley, Ralph and Raymond; and three sisters, Clara Byrum, Florence Smith, and Alma Bradford.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Jim Hawthorne presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Great Bend Humane Society or to the donor’s choice, both in care of the mortuary.

Jasmine Marie Chism
LARNED - Jasmine Marie Chism, 18 months, died Aug. 25, 2000, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Jan. 30, 1999, at Wichita, the daughter of Jessica Marie Chism. She was a Larned resident.
Survivors include: mother, of the home; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Parker-Chism, Larned; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Stella Parker, Garfield; maternal great-great-grandmother, Lenora Hogsett, Larned; an uncle; and two great-uncles.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Rudy Cerullo presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Jasmine Marie Chism Memorial Fund, in care of the mortuary.

Myrtia Muriel Wells
LARNED - Myrtia Muriel Wells, 87, died Aug. 28, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born Nov. 24, 1912, at Pawnee County, the daughter of George and Myrtia Wilson King. A was a lifetime resident of Pawnee County, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Rozel United Methodist Church, the Church Circle and was a 4-H Club Leader, all at Rozel, and Rozel and Larned EHU.
On Oct. 2, 1930, she married Dallas Wells, at La Crosse. He died Sept. 27, 1983.
Survivors include: a son, George, Germantown, Tenn.; a daughter, Frances Woelk, Rozel; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Dallas; two brothers, George and Otha; and a sister, Joy Gibson.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Rob Schmutz presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery, Larned.
Memorials may be sent to Rozel United Methodist Church, in care of the mortuary.

Merrill ‘Tim’ Hoagland
BURDETT - Merrill "Tim" Hoagland, 84, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus Long Term Care, Larned.
He was born Jan. 23, 1916, in rural Hodgeman County, the son of Elias and Beaulah Dunford Hoagland. A Burdett resident since 1945, formerly of Wichita and Miami, Fla., he was a foreman at Boeing and became a Standard Oil agent and dealer for 35 years, retiring in 1976.
He belonged to the United Methodist Church, was an organizer and charter member of the Burdett Lions Club with 25 years perfect attendance, was a charter member of the Burdett Seniors, served on the Burdett City Council for 28 years and was on the Burdett Lumber Bowling team for 25 years, all at Burdett. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 282, Jetmore, was a Disting-uished Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Kansas and a was a longtime member of the Kansas York Rite, Great Bend.
On Sept. 12, 1938, he married Sylvia Powell at Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Farrell, Goddard; a daughter, Gloria Dreiling, Hutchinson; a sister, Louise Rucker, Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Waterhouse.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Hanston, with Pastor Mitch Reece presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the Burdett United Methodist Church or to Golden Belt Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.

William Roy Marley
LARNED - William Roy Marley, 82, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Fort Dodge Soldiers Home, Dodge City.
He was born Sept. 26, 1917, at Larned, the son of William Rufus and Mable Buck Marley. A resident of Larned for 41 years, he worked at the Standard Oil bulk station for 13 years and farmed for 17 years.
He attended Larned United Methodist Church, was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, the Oddfellow Lodge, Modern Woodmen of America Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all at Larned. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include: a brother, Glenn H., Arizona; two sisters, Anna May Lynam, Burdett, and Shirley L. McHenry, El Dorado.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl.
Graveside service was in Larned Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Grant presiding. Beckwith Mortuary, Larned was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Burdett Emergency Medical Service, in care of the mortuary.

Larry Allen Young
SHOW LOW, Ariz. - Larry Allen Young, 48, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Show Low, Ariz.
He was born Feb. 11, 1952, at Larned, the son of Stanley and Geraldine Young. He was a graduate of Kinsley High School and attended Barton County Community College. He was a carpenter.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He married Rhonda Engleman. He later married Sheila Gilbert.
Survivors include: a son, Travis, Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Melissa Benett, Florida; his father and step-mother, Stanley and Lee Young, Kinsley; and two sisters, Susan Young, Dodge City, and Ann Gatterman, Larned.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, Shane.
Memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Kinsley. Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Kinsley-Offerle Enhancement Fund, 120 West 8th, Kinsley, KS 67547.
Owens Mortuary, Show Low, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements.

Logan D. Schmidt
LARNED - Logan D. Schmidt, infant son of Luke and Angela Hess Schmidt, was stillborn Aug. 15, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
Survivors include: parents, of the home; a brother, Steven Schmidt, Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Jacqie Schmidt, Pawnee Rock; grandparents, Don and Jeane Schmidt, Offerle, Jim Hess, Denver, and Sue Hess, Kingman; and great-grandparents, Ben and Lonna Gracey, Kingman, Al Reiss, Augusta, Eva Decker, Arkansas City.
He was preceded in death by great-grandmother, JoAn Reiss.
Graveside services were held Aug. 18, 2000, in New St. Joseph Cemetery, Offerle, with Father William Vogel presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the Heartsprings Children’s Foundation in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Melvin John Hall
MULLINVILLE - Funeral services for Melvin John Hall, who died Aug. 11, 2000, at Dodge City, was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Greensburg, with Father Jim Dieker presiding.
Burial was Monday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville, with military graveside services by Jones-Barnes-Gasser Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to Manor of the Plains, Dodge City, both in care of Mullinville State Bank or the funeral chapel

Mildred Irene Lucas
SATANTA - Mildred Irene Lucas, 95, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Satanta Hospital.
She was born June 24, 1905, at Elizabeth, Ind., the daughter of Elmer and Myra Alice Lemmon Black. Moving with her family to Edwards County in 1912, she graduated from Lewis High School in 1923. She obtained a teaching certificate from Hays College and taught for a year. A former resident of Haskell County, she moved to Garden City in 1994, then to Satanta Long Term Care Unit in November 1999. She was a farm wife and homemaker.
She belonged to Satanta United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, was a former member of the Santee Club, and belonged to the Sunshine Club for more than 60 years.
On April 26, 1924, she married Wayne Lucas at Lewis. He died Sept. 1, 1981.
Survivors include: three sons, Wesley and Ronald, both of Satanta, and Gerald, Sublette; two daughters, Marilyn Schmale, Garden City, and Vicki Selby, Denver; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Satanta United Methodist Church. Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garden City.
Memorials may be sent to Satanta United Methodist Church, Satanta Long Term Care Unit or to the Gideons, all in care of the funeral home, 115 South Inman, Sublette, KS 67877.

Roy D. Riley
GREAT BEND - Roy D. Riley, 66, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Integrated Health Services, Great Bend.
He was born May 12, 1934, at Sublette, the son of June and Hazel Fern McBride Riley. A Great Bend resident since 1982, moving from Dodge City and formerly of Beeler, he was a repairman for Fergerson’s Furniture and Appliance Co., Dodge City, for many years, and Tabler Furniture Co., Larned, until retiring in 1996.
He was a former member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Norma D. Gabel at Dodge City. She died Jan. 9, 1981. On June 5, 1981, he married Janice Bailey at Great Bend. She died June 22, 1998.
Survivors include: two sons, Randy, Longmont, Colo., and Bradley, Harper; a daughter, RoxAnn Mack, Longmont, Colo.; a stepson, Marvin Bailey, Salina; a stepdaughter, Diane Magers, Lakewood, Colo.; three grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard; two sisters, Lois Walters and Mildred Bauer; and stepdaughter, Brenda Thrash.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Bukhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with Father Warren L. Stecklein presiding. The casket will remain closed. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Glennis E. Carr
LARNED - Glennis E. Carr, 87, died Aug. 11, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born July 12, 1913, at Dundee, the daughter of Peter C. and Lillie M. Unruh Schultz. A lifetime Larned resident, she was a teacher, farm wife and homemaker.
She belonged to Bergthal Mennonite Church, Pawnee Rock, and was a former member of the Walnut FCE and a 4-H sewing leader.
On Dec. 25, 1935, she married Delos Carr at Pawnee Rock. He died Feb. 26, 1991.
Survivors include: two sons, Larry L. and Harlie R., both of Larned; two daughters, Carla Bowman, Cimarron, and Bonnie Carr Mosiman, Great Bend; a brother, Elwin Schultz, Texas; a sister, Velma Schmidt, Pawnee Rock; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Val Gene; and a brother, Orville Schultz.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Muriel Stackley presiding. Burial was in Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery, Pawnee Rock.
Memorials may be sent to Bergthal Mennonite Church, in care of the mortuary.

Rindy M. Smith
HEALDTON, OK – Rindy M. Smith, 85, died August 14, 2000. She was born July 7, 1915 at Bison, the daughter of John and Ida Salzman Stramel.
She was a longtime Kinsley resident and owner operator of the Kinsley Courts Motel. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Kinsley.
She married Joseph Herman in August 1932. He died August 23, 1982. She was preceded in death by two sons, Arlyn F. and John G. Herman.
She is survived by two sons Verle J. Herman, Wichita and Michael J. Herman, Kinsley; and one daughter Jayne May, Healdton, OK; she has 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Kinsley with Father William Vogel presiding. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Cemetery in Kinsley.
Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas Endowment Fund in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home in Kinsley.

Raymond E. North
LEBANON, NE – Raymond E. North was born near Kinsley on October 14, 1904 to Louis and Jenny (Countryman) North. He grew up around the Kinsley area except for a few years when the family lived in Florida. The family moved back to the Kinsley and Larned area after the death of his father. On July 21, 1934, he married Neva Zink. Much of his life was spend as a farm laborer. As a young man he was a member of the Kansas Prairie Rodeo circuit, and is mentioned in the Colorado Springs Rodeo Hall of Fame.
He worked at the Dighton Coop filling station during World War II. Ray and his family moved to Lebanon, Nebraska where he farmed and later they moved to town where they owned and operated the R and N grocery store in Lebanon for nearly twenty years. They had a large glass case filled with penny candy for the kids.
Ray will always be remembered for his great memory.
Raymond was proceeded in death by his parents; his 6 North half brothers: Ed. Roy, William (Wid), Joseph (Dode), Rodney, and Elmer; his two brothers Sam and John; his two sisters Hattie North and Merion (North) Mostrom; and one grandson Walt Grafton.
Raymond is survived by his wife Neva and three children; Virginia and Husband Merwyn Grafton of Wilsonville; Jim and wife Pam of Cordova, IL; and Patty and husband Allan Powell of McCook; 10 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 7 step great grandchildren.
Funeral Service was held in the Lebanon, NE, Presbyterian Church on June 30, 2000. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery, at Lebanon.

Grace M. Bauer
BURDETT - Grace M. Bauer, 83, died July 29, 2000, at Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M., after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 17, 1916, at Dupree, S.D., the daughter of William and Hannah Duke. She graduated from St. Johns High School at Omaha, Neb., and Sterling College. She taught school for 15 years in Kansas starting in a one-room schoolhouse in Hodgeman County and ending at North Reno Elementary School, Hutchinson. After retiring from teaching, she indulged in her love of home improvement by buying and remodeling homes in Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico. Although she very much enjoyed world travel, she particularly loved New Mexico for its culture and climate. She will be remembered for her generous heart, love of the written word and ready wit.
Survivors include: two sons, Philip M., Plano, Texas, Michael R., Murphy, Texas; a brother, William P., Belen, N.M.; six grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild.
Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett, with Father Dennis Reed presiding. Cremation has taken place. There was no visitation. Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice, in care of the mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.

Robin Kathleen Scott
LARNED - Robin Kathleen Scott, 58, died Aug. 2, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born Oct. 16, 1941, at Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of John T. and Margaret Kachelman. A Larned resident since 1978, moving from St. John, she was a homemaker and medical-records clerk at Larned State Hospital.
She belonged to New Covenant Church, Larned.
Survivors include: her former husband, Michael Lynn Scott, Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, David Hoffman, Saginaw, Minn., and Samuel Joseph Kachelman Scott, Larned; three daughters, Micca Turner, Larned, Rachel Knittle, Fort Collins, Colo., and Heather Ann Burris, Larned; her parents, St. John; four sisters, Sandra Clark, St. John, Sierra Sue Postier, Pratt, Alice Fox, Great Bend, and Helen Milburn, Winter Park, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor Rudy Cerullo presiding. Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.
Memorials may be sent to the Leukemia Society of America, in care of the mortuary.

Helen A. Kilgore
RAYMORE, MO. - Helen A. Kilgore, 93, died July 22, 2000 at Raymore, Missouri.
She was born June 26, 1907 at Denver, Illinois, the daughter of Samuel A. and Minnie (Ward) McClean.
She married Leslie K. Kilgore August 4, 1940 at Hanston. He died May 6, 1993.
She was a long time Kinsley resident before moving to Raymore. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, both of Kinsley.
She is survived by two daughters, Nova A. Maack, Overland Park; Martha Bullock, Lees Summit, Missouri; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The Memorial Service will be at the Kinsley United Methodist Church August 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Bell presiding. McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Church or the Kinsley Library in care of the funeral Home.

Tom Mayhew
HUTCHINSON – Tom Mayhew, 75, diet August 7, 2000 at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.
He was born February 21, 1925, at Trousdale, the son of John Mayhew and Eva Roenbaugh. A Hutchinson resident since 1956, moving from Trousdale, he was a retired farmer. He graduated from Trousdale High School and the University of Kansas.
He was a member of the ABL (American Bridge League).
On October 6, 1951, he married Jackie McDermed in Hutchinson. She survives.
Survivors include: one son, Brad Mayhew, Lawrence; two daughters, Cindy Ward, Hutchinson, and Kathy Mayhew, Roeland Park; one sister, Eunice Greer, San Diego, California; and eight grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by two brothers: Thurmon and Delos Mayhew.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at Elliot Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Bob Dalke presiding. A private family graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. The casket will remain closed.
Memorials may be sent to the Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association or the Hutchinson Public Library, both in care of the Mortuary.

Bernice Fern Jones
LEWIS - Bernice Fern Jones, 91, died July 26, 2000, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.
She was born Feb. 6, 1909, at Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Phillip and Myrtle Woods Carney. A longtime resident of Lewis, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Lewis Baptist Church.
On June 17, 1931, she married William "Wylie" Jones at Lewis. He died Oct. 7, 1979.
Survivors include: three sons, Wilbur, Larned, Robert, Laramie, Wyo., and Gerald, Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Juanita Miller, Lewis; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lewis Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Hornbaker presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.
Memorials may be sent to the church, or to the donor’s choice, all in care of the funeral home.

Joyce Irene Blackwell
LARNED - Joyce Irene Blackwell, 47, died July 26, 2000, at her home in Larned.
She was born Nov. 18, 1952, at Burlington, Colo., the daughter of Henry J. and Armella M. Stegman Dechant. A longtime resident of Larned, she was a victim-witness coordinator for Pawnee County.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Altar Society, both at Larned.
Survivors include: two sons, Lennie, Vicenza, Italy, and Anthony, Larned; two daughters, Michelle Ritzman, Rozel, and Amanda Blackwell, Larned; her mother, Larned; two brothers, Gary, Larned, and Larry, Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Beverly Taylor and Janice McDonald, both of Larned, and Monica Grant, Adams, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Parish vigil service was at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father Dennis Reed presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to an education fund for Anthony and Amanda Blackwell, in care of the funeral home.

Mary Josephine ‘Jo’ Brenner
LARNED - Mary Josephine "Jo" Brenner, 87, died July 25, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
She was born March 21, 1913, at Ulysses, Neb., the daughter of John and Matilda Conroy McGowen. A graduate of Sacred Heart College at Omaha, and a resident of Larned since 1946, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society; was a member of Better Homemaker Extension Unit, St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, director of the Pawnee County Red Cross Bloodmobile unit for seven years, was a former Boy and Girl Scout leader, and a Santa Fe Trail Museum and Food Pantry volunteer. She was the BPW Retired Woman of the Year in 1991, and a member of the Western Kansas Ex-POW.
On Aug. 6, 1940, she married William Rush Brenner at San Rafael, Calif. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, William R., Williamsburg, Va., and Robert J., Wichita; three daughters, Barbara Polston, Kansas City, Mo., Ann Margaret Armstrong, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Katherine Dickison, Eugene, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen, and two brothers, John and Lawrence McGowen.
Parish wake service was at 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by an Altar Society rosary. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Dennis Reed presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 124, Larned, KS 67550

Josephine C. Strecker
SPEARVILLE - Josephine C. Strecker, 88, died July 28, 2000, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.
She was born March 16, 1912, at Wright, the daughter of John and Mary Hartman Lutz. A Spearville resident since 1981, moving from St. Mary’s, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Altar Society, all at Spearville.
On Oct. 22, 1935, she married Henry Strecker at Wright. He survives.
Other survivors include: 10 sons, Junior, Scott City, Richard, Dodge City, Jerry, Fritch, Texas, LaVern, Independence, Bob, Colwich, Maurice, Moran, Norbert, Spearville, Joe, Minneola, John, Colby, and Mark, Kinsley; two brothers, Bill Lutz, Bristol, Colo., and Philip Lutz, Wright; two sisters, Emma Burke, Spearville, and Lucile Kitten, Dodge City; 31 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William; a brother, John; four sisters, Sister Mark, Sister Canisius, Sister Mary Jane and Catherine Knoeber; and a grandson.
Daughters of Isabella rosary was at 4 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Spearville. Vigil service was at 7 p.m. today at the church. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father Robert A. Schremmer presiding. Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Hodgeman County.
Memorials may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph or to the Cathedral Building Campaign, both in care of the funeral chapel.

Robert L. Looney
DODGE CITY - Robert L. Looney, 80, died July 17, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born Dec. 25, 1919, at Paris, Texas, the son of George Frank and Rosie Mae Boyles Looney. He had been a Dodge City resident since 1985, moving from Ensign. He was a taxi-cab driver and maintenance engineer for the First National Bank, Dodge City, for 40 years, retiring in 1990.
He belonged to the Moose Lodge, Dodge City.
On Dec. 17, 1942, he married Alice Ruby Bates at Cimarron. She died May 19, 1990.
Survivors include: two sons, David, Meade, and Bruce, Dodge City; a daughter, Alicia Unruh, Chapman; three brothers, Harvey, Dodge City, Virgil, Eugene, Ore., and Leonard, Kinsley; two sisters, Nellie Gibbs, Colorado Springs, and Marydee Aldridge, Thornton, Colo.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by several brothers.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with the Rev. E. Kim Engleking presiding. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
Memorials may be sent to the Good Samaritan Center, in care of the funeral home.

Orvan ‘Lee’ Alton
FORT DODGE - Orvan "Lee" Alton, 85, died July 19, 2000, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge.
He was born July 18, 1915, at Byers, the son of William G. and Pearl Clouse Alton. A longtime resident of Fort Dodge, formerly of Dodge City, he was a machinist.
He belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge, both at Dodge City, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, Kinsley, and was a member of the World War II Glider Pilot Association.
Survivors include: several nephews and nieces.
Graveside service was in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, with the Rev. David Bell presiding. McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Soldiers Home, in care of the funeral home.

William F. ‘Bill’ Kirchgassner
LARNED - William F. "Bill" Kirchgassner, 82, died July 22, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.
He was born May 5, 1918, in Pawnee County, the son of James and Mary Ann Marley Kirchgassner. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, he was a retired security guard from Larned State Hospital and a farmer.
He was a member of United Methodist Church, Larned.
On Aug. 3, 1940, he married Viola May Marlett at Kinsley. She died Feb. 4, 1993.
Survivors include: two sons, Dewight and Larry, both of Larned; two daughters, Celeste Webster, Bridgeport, and Kolita Hullett, Larned; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dewayne; a daughter, Rebecca Blackwell; three brothers, Galen, James and John; and a half brother, Henry.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Charles Grant presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice, in care of the mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. 


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