ELLSWORTH -- Bernice E. Bohl, 82, Ellsworth, died Thursday, June 21.
Mrs. Bohl was born Bernice Haase on Aug. 8, 1918, at Ellsworth County.
was a nurses aide at Good Samaritan Retirement Village for 25 years.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest of Ellsworth; a son, Wayne of
Ellsworth; four daughters, Dorothy Choitz, Marjorie Koralek and Peggy
all of Ellsworth, and Barbara Fisher of Topeka; a brother, Lloyd Haase
Ellsworth; a sister, Leola Neuschafer of Hope; 13 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was June 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Ellsworth.
Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church in care of Parsons Funeral Home,
Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439
Helen Evelyn Homolka
HOLYROOD -- Helen Evelyn Homolka, 91, Holyrood, died Thursday, June
2001, at rural Holyrood.
Miss Homolka was born Sept. 19, 1909, at Barton County. She graduated
the University of Kansas with a dietician¹s degree and worked
service on the campus for 10 years.
Miss Homolka was a member of United Methodist Church, Eastern Star,
all of Claflin. She helped start the 55 Plus Transportation and Meals
Wheels in Claflin.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist
Church, Claflin, Rev. Janet Myers officiating. Inurement will be in
Palacky Cemetery, rural Holyrood.
Memorials may be made to Claflin Scholarship Fund directed to future
students in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington
Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.
Georgia Rose Linke
LYONS - Georgia Rose Linke, 86, died June 23, at Lyons District Hospital,
She was born Feb. 6, 1915, at rural Geneseo, the daughter of George
Deardorff Michells. A longtime resident of Chase, she had lived in
since 1993. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Community Presbyterian
On Aug. 1, 1933, she married Austin M. Linke at Hutchinson. He died
Survivors include: two sons, Gerald, Geneseo, and Ralph, Chase; five
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Linke.
Graveside service were June 19 in Chase Springdale Cemetery, Chase,
Johnnie Hardie presiding.
Memorials may be sent to Chase Community Presbyterian Church, in care
Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.
Don D. Wilson
LYONS - Don D. Wilson, 64, died June 18, at his home in Lyons.
He was born Sept. 2, 1936, at Yale, Okla., the son of Ernest and Levina
Thurman Wilson. A resident of Lyons since 1959, he was a retired utility
operator for Enron. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
He attended St. Paul Catholic Church, Lyons.
On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Ida R. Mosqueda at Lyons. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Don, Harrah, Okla., Ernie, Olathe,
LeMoore, Calif., and Doug, Ocean Side, Calif.; two daughters, Sheryl
and Rita Smith, both of Lyons; his mother, Lyons; a sister, Dione Neely,
Lyons; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, Ernest Jr.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. June 22 at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, with
Rev. Robert Friesen presiding. Burial was in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, in care
the funeral home.
SALINA Genova Kaye "Jenny" Conner, 34, Salina, died Friday, June
Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Conner was born Genova Kaye Dodd on Sept. 8, 1966, at Orange County,
Calif. She was a certified medical aide at Windsor Estates Health Center.
Survivors include her husband, Bob D. of the home; her parents, Donald
June Dodd of Ellsworth; a sister, KiAnn McBratney of Kansas City, Kan.;
two brothers, Roby Dodd and Steven Foster, both of Ellsworth.
The funeral was June 25 at Church of the Cross United Methodist Church,
Salina. Burial was in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Windsor Estates Health Care Center in
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Ross W. Stevens
ELLSWORTH Ross W. Stevens, 71, died June 12, 2001, at Salina
Medical Center, Santa Fe Campus.
He was born Jan. 24, 1930, at Herington, the son of Floyd W. Stevens
Adina E. Ross. A resident of Ellsworth since 1990, moving from Sacramento,
Calif., he was a graduate of Herington High School. He was an electronic
technician in earthquake engineering for the state of California for
years, and he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.
He belonged to EAA, Ellsworth; Ducks Unlimited; Isis, Salina; Ben Ali,
Sacramento, Calif.; Elks Lodge, Carmichael, Calif.; Mid-West Assistant
Director ARRL; life member of
NRA, Salina Radio Club and he has served as the Emergency Preparedness
Director for Ellsworth County.
On Oct. 9, 1954, he married Helen Hazelton at Richfield Springs, N.Y.
Other survivors include: a son, Wayne, Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters,
Linda Evans, Vacaville, Calif., Susan, Sacramento, Calif., and Patricia
Capellino, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial service was June 16 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Private
family inurnment will be in Sunset Cemetery, Herington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Shriners Children's
Hospital, Sacramento, Calif., or to the Elks Lodge, Carmichael, Calif.
Margaret M. Harper
ELLSWORTH Margaret M. Harper, 78, died June 16, at Salina
Medical Center, Santa Fe Campus.
She was born July 31, 1922, at Centerville, the daughter of Fonvill
and Charlotte Elizabeth Sheffer Hutton. An Ellsworth resident since
moving from Kanopolis, she was a homemaker and worked at a defense
during World War II. She also had worked at El-Kan and Chickasha, both
She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth.
On Sept. 1, 1940, she married Raymond Harper at Bronson. He died Jan.
Survivors include: a daughter, Sharon Herrington, Kanopolis; two brothers,
Marvin Hutton, Palisade, Colo., and Marion Hutton, Cheyenne, Wyo.;
Easter Lily Brown, Olathe; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, James, Charles and
sister, Rose Clay; and a granddaughter.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 at First Presbyterian
Church, Ellsworth, with the Rev. Ben Ray presiding. There will be no
visitation. Private burial will be in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Salina or to Gideons International,
in care of the funeral home.
HOLYROOD John Bednasek, 94, died June 14 at the Wilson Nursing
He was born Sept. 4, 1906 in Ellsworth County, the son of Jennie Kroft
Joe Bednasek, Sr. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, he was a
farmer and stockman. He resided in Holyrood and was a member of St.
Lutheran Church., Holyrood.
On Jan. 4, 1927, Mr. Bednasek married Rose A. Borecky in Russell. She
precedes him in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Vernon of Holyrood and Kenneth of Topeka;
brother, James of Ellsworth; seven grandchildren; and nineteen
The service was held Saturday, June 16, at St. Peter Lutheran Church,
Holyrood, Pastor John Sharp officiating. Interment occurred in Ellsworth
Memorials may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.
Regina B. Mahoney
DORRANCE Regina B. Mahoney of Dorrance, passed away Friday,
June 8, at
Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. Her funeral service was Monday,
June 11 at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dorrance.
Regina was born in Wilson on Aug. 19, 1909, at her home across
and just south of Lang Memorial Library. She was the last of
born to Mike and Mary Schwarz. Her father ran the local implement
dealership and her mother was active in the church.
In 1927, Regina graduated from Wilson with 22 fellow classmates.
attended Marymount in Salina and married Elmo Mahoney of Dorrance in
St. Wenceslaus in Wilson. They lived on a farm east of Dorrance
moved into town. She was active in Sorosis, Friends of Reading,
bridge clubs, Altar Society, and was president of the Salina Council
She is survived by one son, Garry Mahoney of Wichita, two
Vopat of Topeka and Jan Hopkins of Rose Hill, as well as seven
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Wilson Senior Center,
shared many meals and good conversation with her friends.
DUBUQUE Carl Staudinger, 92, Dubuque, died Thursday, June 14,
2001, at his
Mr. Staudinger was born April 1, 1909, at rural Dubuque and was a lifetime
resident of the Dubuque-Dorrance area. He was a retired farmer-stockman
a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Dubuque, Holy Family Catholic
Church, Odin, and Holy Name Society.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, in 1998; a son, Gilbert;
daughter, Michelle Staudinger.
Survivors include three sons, Gerald and Richard, both of Dorrance,
of Gilbert, Ariz.; four daughters, Carmen Patterson of Tucson, Ariz.,
Staudinger of Olathe and Joann Snider and Marilyn Barton, both of Wichita;
two sisters, Sister Veronica Staudinger and Sister Monica Staudinger;
The funeral was June 16 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Dubuque,
Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to St. Catherine of Dubuque Heritage Fund
Catholic Cemetery Trust, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415
Main, Hoisington 67544.
Zella Annis Cipra,
EMPORIA Zella Annis Cipra, 89, died June 18 at the Holiday Resort
Rehabilitation Center, Emporia.
She was born June 25, 1911 at Crawford to Clarence Huff and Nora Ellen
Zella became the wife of Ernest LeRoy Cipra ³Cip² on June
25, 1936, Emporia.
He died April 26, 2001.
Mrs. Cipra graduated from Ellsworth High School and lived all of her
life at Emporia until she retired to San Benito, Texas. She and
owned and operated many gas stations and truck stops. She was a member
First Presbyterian Church, Emporia and Order of the Eastern Star Miriam
Carlson Funeral Home, 501 W. Sixth Ave., Emporia handled the
DORRANCE Marjorie Hoke, 71, Dorrance, died Wednesday, June 13,
Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Mo.
Mrs. Hoke was born Marjorie Zorn on Sept. 8, 1929, at Barton County
a longtime Bunker Hill area resident. She was a homemaker and a member
Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Larry of Dorrance; two sons, Brent of
Warrensburg and Randy of Garden Grove, Calif.; a daughter, LaRee Bretz
Lucas; two sisters, Alice Zorn of Glendora, Calif., and Leona Robinson
Great Bend; and five grandchildren.
The funeral was June 18 at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, 610 N. Maple,
67665, the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Bunker
Memorials may be made to Bunker Hill Methodist Church and American
Beulah M. Frohreich 1915 to 2001
HOLYROOD - Beulah M. Frohreich, 85, died June 6, at Dillon Living Center,
She was born Aug. 27, 1915, at Bridgeport, Ill., the daughter of Pearl
Gilbert and Flossie Carnes Bennett. A lifetime resident of Holyrood,
She belonged to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.
On June 3, 1937, she married Victor Delbert Frohreich at Holyrood.
May 8, 1983.
Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Ann Kempke, Hutchinson, and
Reid, Overland Park; a brother, Ralph Bennett, Holyrood; a sister,
Hughes, Holyrood; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was June 8 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood,
Pastor John Sharp presiding.
Burial was in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holyrood.
Memorials may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.
Charles Hazelton 1943 to 2001
HAWAII - Charles 'Chester' Hazelton, 57, died May 28, at Ewa
He was born June 7, 1943, at Richfield Springs, New York. He served
U.S. Navy for five years and worked at the Pearl Habor Sub Base Special
Services M.W.R. for 23 1/2 years. OMr. Fix-it,' as his friends called
was a Punahou Schools, Oahu, maintenance worker for 13 years.
Survivors include: his wife Jeanny L. Hazelton; two sons, Charles C.,
Vegas and Chad F., Ewa Beach; one daughter, Cherie of the home; two
brothers, Howard, and Robert and his wife, Frances Hazelton, all of
York, N.Y.; two sisters, Helen and her husband Ross, Ellsworth, and
Hazelton of New York. N. Y.
Mr. Hazelton was preceded in death by his mother, father and a brother.
Services were June 7 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Oahu.
Memorials may be made to the family, Jeanny Hazelton, 91-920 Ololani
Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, 96702-2223.
Marjorie E. Burger 1929 to 2001
SALINA Marjorie E. Burger, 71, Salina, died Saturday, June 9,
at her home.
Mrs. Burger was born Marjorie E. Miller on Dec. 11, 1929, at Covert
lived in Salina for 20 years, moving from Beloit. She was an assembly
at Tony's Pizza, retiring in 1995, and attended First Southern Baptist
Church of Salina.
Her husband, Raymond, died in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Richard of Eau Claire, Wis., and Bradley
Salina; four daughters, Karla Humfeld and Michele Hixenbaugh, both
Salina, Jane Burmeister of Ellsworth and Debra Kochur of Dover, Ohio;
brothers, Delmar Miller of Independence, Eldon Miller of Olathe, Edward
Miller of Blue Springs, Mo., and Robert Miller of Atlanta; three sisters,
Arlene Denio of Kiowa, Betty Murphy of Junction City and Thelma Snyder
Odessa, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a
The service was June 12 at Cawker City Cemetery, Cawker City, Pastor
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina.
There was no visitation. The body was cremated.
Roselawn Mortuary, 1307 S. Santa Fe., Salina 67401, handled arrangements.
Bernard N. Weber 1920 to 2001
OREGON Bernard N. Weber, 81, died May 22 at Providence
Medical Center in
He was born April 13, 1920, in Dubuque, the son of Pete and Mary (Feltes)
Weber. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. Upon
discharge, he farmed and worked in the oil fields in Kansas.
Mr. Weber married Dorothy Fallon on July 22, 1967, in Sparks, Nev.
He was a
long-haul trucker while living in California. They moved from Fremont,
Calif. to Central Point, Ore. in 1978 where he raised cattle and owned
operated a hay baling operation until his death. He was a member of
Bureau of Jackson County, Oregonians in Action of Portland, and Tractor
No. 81 in Central Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Florentine Weber, and
brother Lavern Weber.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Dorothy, are two daughters, Betty
Plano, Tex. and Ann Marie Weber, Seattle, Wash., and two sisters, Sister
Stella Weber, OP, Mesa, Ariz., and Marge Mayer, Wichita, Kans. There
Mr. Weber was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford,
funeral services were held there on May 29, 2001. The Rev. William
officiated. Grave services were at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford.
Mary Ellen Burdick 1918 to 2001
HESSTON - Mary Ellen Burdick, 82, died June 7, at Schowalter Villa,
She was born Oct. 23, 1918, at Council Grove, the daughter of Arthur
Agnes F. Rowland Smith. A resident of Hesston, she was a substitute
in and around the Holyrood area. She graduated from Hutchinson High
and from Sterling College.
She belonged to United Church of Christ, Holyrood, and was a member
On Sept. 25, 1938, she married Alvin Burdick at Hutchinson. He died
Survivors include: a son, David B., Valley Center; three daughters,
Dianne Sisk, Lawrence, Lynn E. Lamkin, LaPorte, Texas, and Kim R. Bergin,
Farmington, N.M.; a brother, Alvin L. Smith, Hutchinson; eight
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis R. Smith.
Services were June 9 at the Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, with
Beverly Baumgartner presiding. Graveside services were June 9 in St.
United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood.
Memorials may be sent to the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation,
care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.
Lela Bates Mettlen 1907-2001
Lela Bates Mettlen was born November 12, 1907 in northwest Lincoln
Charles F. and Nora Belle (Brown) Bates. She attended Shiloh Grade
and graduated from Sylvan Grove High School in 1925. She attended Fort
College Summer School for several summers. She took and passed a State
required teaching test that enabled her to start her teaching career
years in the fall of 1925.
She was united in marriage with Lawrence E. Mettlen on August 10, 1930
Ash Grove, Kansas. Lawrence and Lela lived and farmed in the Shiloh
Rosette communities until 1966 when they built their new home and moved
to Sylvan Grove. Lawrence and Lela celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary
in Aug. of 1992 after which Lawrence passed away on September 23, 1992.
Lela continued to live in her home in Sylvan. Her health began to fail
1996 and her granddaughter, Jennifer Mettlen, lived with her and assisted
her care for a few months before Lela moved to Beverly Health Care
in August of 1996.
In August of 1999, the family moved Lela to Phillips County Long Term
at Phillipsburg. This move made her much closer to her daughter, Delores
husband, Harold Standley of Kensington, so Delores could help with
Lela's granddaughter, Twila and husband, Dennis Fredrickson and family
in Phillipsburg. Twila is the Social Director of Long Term Care so
looked in on her grandmother five days a week. Sons and wives, Dale
Barbara Mettlen and Gary and Sue Mettlen, all of Sylvan Grove, visited
Lawrence and Lela joined the Sylvan Grove Presbyterian Church in 1960.
served with pride as treasurer of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid for many
years, for which she received a plaque honoring her work. She was an
member of the Sylvan Grove Senior Center until her health failed her.
Lela loved to cook and bake. She will be remembered for her delicious
and cinnamon rolls and her red cinnamon apples that she made for church
bazaars and family dinners. She also loved to garden and take care
yard and flowers.
Her Lord and family always came first. She was a great care giver to
She helped her father raise her two younger brothers as her mother
away when Lela was ten years old. Her steadfast loving care continued
given to many family members throughout her life.
Lela always enjoyed going out to Dale and Barbara's farm. She especially
enjoyed drives to see the crops. She enjoyed visiting Gary and Sue's
home as she loved country life. She enjoyed all family gatherings.
especially enjoyed her Christmas dinner and party with all her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the Long Term Care in December
After several months of failing health, Lela died on May 21, 2001 at
Phillips County Long Term Care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Harold
Bates, one step-brother, Delbert Bates and two grandsons.
Survivors are her daughter, Delores and husband, Harold Standley of
Kensington; her two sons, Dale and wife Barbara, Gary and wife Sue,
Sylvan Grove; her brother Floyd Bates and wife Elsie, of Lucas; her
brother-in-law Marvin Mettlen and wife Mary of Bennington; nine
grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many, many friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2001 in the Presbyterian
Church in Sylvan Grove. Officiating were Rev. Kathleen Dooley and Pastor
Dale McCain. Jane Vonada was the organist and Jan Ammons accompanied
Ammons as he sang.
Honorary casket bearers were: Twila Fredrickson, Stephanie Lloyd, Dana
Burch, Holly Mettlen, and Traci Mettlen. Casket bearers were: Dennis
Fredrickson, Roger Mettlen, Brent Mettlen, Cory Mettlen, Angell Mettlen
Jennifer Mettlen. Burial was in the Rosette Cemetery.
Memorials in Lela's name may be made to the Sylvan Presbyterian Church
the Phillips County Long Term Care.
Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home of Sylvan Grove was in charge of
Gary Dean Nily 1961-2001
MANHATTAN - Gary Dean Nily, 39, Manhattan, died Friday, June 1, 2001,
Mr. Nily was born Oct. 19, 1961, at Simi Valley, Calif., and lived
Manhattan for 12 years. He worked at Armour Swift Eckrich in Junction
and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
Survivors include his wife, Merilee of the home; his father, Dick Nily
Salina; and a sister, Lora Anderson of Salina.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sedalia Community Church
northwest of Manhattan, the Revs. Gerald Radtke and Kevin Larson
Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice, Inc. and the American
Society in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz
The body was cremated.
Helen Peirano Jensen 1922-2001
GAVELSTON, TX - Helen Peirano Jensen, 79, died Sunday, May 27, 2001
hospital in Galveston, Tx.
She was born April 18, 1922 in Barton County, the eldest daughter of
and Lena (Siefers) Peirano. She married Harold Ray Jensen, July 25,
They lived most of their married life in the Houston and Galveston,
She was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas P. Jensen and Gregory
Jensen; her parents, George and Lena Peirano; a brother, Charles Peirano;
and a sister, Doris Mae Lamoreux.
Her survivors include her husband, H. Ray Jensen of the home and a
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Helen Jensen were held from a Catholic Church
Galveston, on Friday, June 1 and burial was in Houston.
Otto O. Keihle 1915-2001
KANOPOLIS - Otto O. Keihle, 86, Kanopolis, died Friday, June 1, 2001,
Ellsworth County Medical Center.
Mr. Keihle was born April 22, 1915, at Kanopolis and was a lifetime
resident. He was a screening room foreman at Independent Salt Co. and
member of American Legion Post 329, both of Kanopolis. He was a World
His wife, Theresa "Tracy", died in 1999.
Survivors include: a son, Terry of Kanopolis; two daughters, Nathalie
of Lakewood, Colo., and Beverly Atcheson of Cumming, Ga.; nine
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N.
Ellsworth 67439, the Rev. Al Hysom officiating. Burial was in the Buckeye
Cemetery with American Legion honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and with an 8 a.m. service time
the funeral home.