WILSON Mollie Kaufman, 94, Wilson, died Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Mrs. Kaufman was born Mollie Schultz on Aug. 23, 1906, at Marion County.
was a homemaker and farm wife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1976; a daughter,
Marie, in 1932; and two sons, Francis in 1990 and Gene in 1966.
Survivors include a son, Larry; a sister, Alwina Motzner; three
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was in Wilson City
Memorials may be made to the church or Wilson Senior Center.
Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490, handled arrangements.
Leo T. Walter
SALINA Leo T. Walter, 89, died Aug. 14.
Mr. Walter was born Aug. 2, 1912, at Wilson. He was a retired
His wife, Elizabeth, died in 2000.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Walter, Elsie Wendell and
Rig-ney, all of Salina; a sister, Elma Steinle of Wilson; four
grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and
The funeral was at August 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson. Burial
in Wilson City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson in care of
Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.
Mildred Grace (Shaver) Cater
LUDINGTON, MI - Mildred Grace (Shaver) Cater, age 80, of Ludington,
passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, at home.
Mildred was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Edwards County, Belpre, the daughter
the late David and Clara (Buhrer) Shaver.
Graduating from Belpre, High School in 1938, Mildred married
Cater on Dec. 18, 1943, at Dodge City Army Air Force Base. Moving from
Belpre to Ludington, MI in 1945. Mildred devoted her time to her home
family. In 1968, she worked for the Ludington area school system as
secretary, retiring in 1981.
She enjoyed her gardening, bird and squirrel watching, sewing and reading.
Cherished most was the time spent with her grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, and family.
She was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel,
American Association of Retired Persons, a former member of Bells and
Square Dance Club, Royal Neighbors of America, a former 4-H leader
She will be remembered by her husband Richard R. Cater, of Ludington,
daughters Betty Kay (Mrs. Larry) Astrauskas of Sand Lake, Michigan,
Peggy Lee (Mrs. Terry) Smith of Ludington, MI; a son, Rick and wife
Cater of West Olive, MI; sisters Helen Sellers of Salina and Myrtle
Bob) Vlahos of Paris, IL; brothers Walter ³Ike² and wife
Judy Shaver of
Larned and Frank and wife Betty Shaver of Royce City, TX; five grandsons;
one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Pam (Mrs. Dave) Pelzel of Ellsworth is a niece.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Betty Shaver
Nellie Kindall; her brothers Charles, Harold, Ted and Robert Shaver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, c/o Oak
Cremation Center, 111 South Grove Drive, Ludington, Michigan
Carolina May Chizek
LINCOLNVILLE Carolina May Chizek, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 25,
Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Marion, the daughter of Merle and Emma
(Sampson) Smith. On Feb. 27, 1954, she married Leland Chizek at Marlon.
A lifetime resident of Lincolnville, she worked as a telephone switchboard
operator and as a clerk at Tiemeiers Store.
Mrs. Chizek was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Pilsen.
She was preceded in death by a son, Eddie.
Survivors include her husband Leland, Lincolnville; four sons, Terry
Marion, Galen and John, both of Lincolnville, and Gene of Tampa, Kan.;
daughters, Connie Wescott of Wichita and Sandy Larsen of Ellsworth;
mother, Emma Smith of Marion; a brother, Leonard Smith of Minneapolis,
Kansas; a sister, Loretta Klose of Marion; 15 grandchildren; and eight
The funeral service was held Tuesday August 28, at Holy Family Catholic
Church, Pilsen. Father Steve Gronert officiated. Burial was in Pilsen
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.
Myrtle P. Doran
WILSON Myrtle P. Doran, 94, Wilson, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.
Mrs. Doran was born Myrtle P. Anderson on Sept. 10, 1906, at Stromsburg,
Neb. to Carrie and Albert E. Anderson. At age sixteen, she began teaching
a one room school, after three months of college. She completed her
career in Junction City as Music Supervisor. During that time, Myrtle,
sister Geralyn Anderson and a friend sang as a trio in many area churches.
She served in the Presbyterian Church as director of education, choir
director for the Methodist church and she played the piano at the Wilson
Nursing Home. She was a member of the Friends of Reading, P.E.O. and
Emanuel Lutheran Church.
One of her special joys was fishing at "Myrtle's Cove" at Lake Wilson,
was named for her by the Corps of Engineers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 1988; and a daughter,
Marilyn Beth, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence R. of Wilson; a daughter, Carol Ann
of Walla Walla, Wash.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Aug. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson.
Burial was in
Wilson City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, in care
Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.
Gertrude Louise Trapp
GENESEO - Gertrude Louise Trapp, 88, died Aug. 18 at Lyons District
She was born March 12, 1913, in Ellsworth County, the daughter of Louis
and Roberta Swafford Schultz. She married Charles Otto Trapp April
in Russell. He died Oct. 11, 1987.
A resident of Geneseo since 1952, she was co-owner/operator, with her
husband, of Shorty's Cafe in Geneseo.
Mrs. Trapp was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons, 55 Plus
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both of Geneseo.
Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Trapp of Derby and Louis A.
Larned; two daughters, Julia A. Waggoner of McPherson and Linnaea Budke
McCook, Neb.; two sisters, Mildred Hedrick of Ellsworth and Shirley
Pittsburg; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene Hutchinson and
Lea Koffman; five brothers, Erno Schultz, Everett Schultz, Bert Schultz,
Milton Schultz and Walter Schultz; and one sister, Helen McKinley.
The funeral was Aug. 21 at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Lloyd
officiating. Burial was at Geneseo Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Foundation, Sandstone Height
Home or to the donor's choice, all in care of Sillin Funeral
Home in Lyons.
Teresa Rose Pollard Ricketts
LYONS - Teresa Rose Pollard Ricketts, 86, died Aug. 14, at Hutchinson
She was born Jan. 16, 1915, at Caney, the daughter of Charles and Mary
Harris. A resident of Lyons since 1970, formerly of Claflin and Norton,
was a homemaker.
She belonged to St. Paul Catholic Church, Altar Society and Silver
and was a volunteer at Lyons Good Samaritan Center and Park Place
Apartments, all at Lyons.
On June 14, 1931, she married E.B. "Snub" Pollard at Purcell, Okla.
Jan. 9, 1980. On Nov. 3, 1981, she married Roscoe Ricketts at Lyons.
June 17, 1984.
Survivors include: two daughters, Jackie Dressler, Tulsa, Okla., and
Schoonover, Lyons; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ettinger; and a grandson.
Funeral service was Aug. 18 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Lyons, with
Thomas Leland presiding.
Burial was in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons.
Memorials may be sent to Lyons Good Samaritan Center Assisted Living,
County Community Foundation Building or the donor's choice, all in
Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.
Theodore Carl "Ted" Trapp III
LINCOLN Theodore Carl "Ted" Trapp III, 75, Lincoln, died Tuesday,
Mr. Trapp was born Nov. 28, 1925, to Theodore Carl Trapp and Clara
Trapp at rural Lincoln County. He was a farmer-stockman and lived his
life in Lincoln County.
Ted served in the U.S. Army from May 5, 1944 until receiving an honorable
discharge in 1946. During this time he was with the 63rd Infantry Division,
known as "Blood and Fire," the Regiment being the 254th Infantry, Company
His unit fought along the Rhine River in France, known as Rhineland
Europe, and later Germany. Ted received the Combat Infantryman Badge,
Distinguished Unit Badge, Victory Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon,
Conduct Medal and Bronze Star Medal. Ted was proud to have served his
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Lincoln, and served
many years as the congregation's Lutheran Brotherhood Branch Facilitator.
was a joy to be around and he will be missed by many.
The funeral was Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Lincoln, with Rev. Gary Wolf officiating. Burial was in St. Paul
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Lincoln Senior
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Hall Funeral
E. Elm, Lincoln 67455.
Bernice Mae James
HOLYROOD Bernice Mae James, 80, Holyrood, died Tuesday, Aug.
Mrs. James was born Bernice Mae Folk on Feb. 12, 1921, at Goteba, Okla.
was a retired bookkeeper and homemaker.
Her husband, Jack Franklin, died in 1983.
Survivors include two daughters, Janene Ann Gossett of Chandler, Ariz.,
Billie Rae Mercer of Hutchinson; three brothers, Max Lee Folk and Roy
William Folk, both of Holyrood, and Melvin Rae Folk of Bushton; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Aug. 17 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood.
Burial was in Lorraine Baptist Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Holyrood Ambulance in care of Parsons
Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.
Fred J. Boyer
ELLSWORTH - Fred J. Boyer, 90, died Aug. 12, 2001, at Ellsworth County
He was born Feb. 25, 1911, at Ellsworth, the son of Fred A. and Alma
Boyer. A longtime Ellsworth resident, he was a truck driver for Crystal
Mine, Kanopolis, from 1929 to 1942 and worked for the Kansas Department
Transportation, Ellsworth, in the maintenance department.
He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6485, Ellsworth, and
American Legion Post No. 329, Kanopolis. He served in the U.S. Army
808th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company C.
He married Hazel Redding. She preceded him in death. On Nov. 13, 1945,
married Marie Slechta at Smith Center. She died Sept. 23, 1984.
Survivors include: a son, Dan, Salina; two brothers, David, Midwest
Okla., and LeRoy, Borger, Texas; two sisters, Luella Malhado and Mabel
Turlure, both of Kanopolis; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Carroll; and two
sisters, Eva Kennedy and Fern Klima.
Funeral services were Aug. 14 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with
Pastor Jim Newkirk presiding. Burial, with military honors, was in
Memorials may be sent to VFW Post No. 6485, Ellsworth, or American
Post No. 329, Kanopolis, both in care of the funeral home.
SALINA - Lawrence Parsons, 84, died Aug. 9, at Salina Regional Health
Center, Sante Fe Campus, Salina.
He was born Nov. 14, 1916, at Anthony, the son of Leslie Bryan and
Jane Birchfiel Parsons. A longtime Anthony resident, he moved to Salina
1983. In 1941, he and his wife established Parsons Funeral Home in
retiring in 1982.
He belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Salina. He was a member of
Kingman Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 200, Anthony Order of the Eastern
187, and the Harper Royal Arch Masons No. 61.
On May 21, 1936, he married Frances Herold at Kingman. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Phil, Grove, Okla.; five grandchildren
including Mark, Ellsworth; eight great-grandchildren; and three
Funeral services were Aug. 11 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with
Rev. Donald Ray presiding. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery,
Memorials may be sent to the Lawrence Parsons Memorial Fund for Forest
Cemetery, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Ruth E. "Betty" Fosdick
ELLSWORTH Ruth E. "Betty" Fosdick, 78, died Aug. 7, at Ellsworth
She was born July 2, 1923, at Strong City, the daughter of Lee Roy
Marion Copeland Betty. An Ellsworth resident since 1973, formerly of
and Council Grove, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to the Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary Post No. 7928.
On June 11, 1954, she married Harvey Earl Fosdick at Strong City. He
Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Lynn, Salina, and Timothy
Holyrood; a sister, Bonnie Lee Spain, Strong City; and a grandson.
Funeral service was Aug. 11 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, Pastor
Newkirk presiding. Burial was in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Wilson Nursing Center or the American Parkinson's
Glenn R. Rathbun
ELLSWORTH -- Glenn R. Rathbun, 87, Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Aug.
Mr. Rathbun was born Aug. 18, 1913, at rural Ellsworth County. He was
His wife, Eunice, died in 1996.
Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Rathbun and Glennice Musselwhite,
both of McPherson, and Sandy Rathbun of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; two
brothers, Bob of Littleton, Colo., and Jack of Ellsworth; a sister,
Craig of Junction City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
two step great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Aug. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth. Burial
in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ellsworth Senior Center, First Presbyterian
or J.H. Robbins Memorial Library in care of Parsons Funeral Home,
Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.
Henrietta E. Lenz
HOLYROOD - Henrietta E. Lenz, 81, died Aug. 7 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend.
She was born May 28, 1920, in Spearville, the daughter of Asby and
Tockert Peters. She married Chester D. Lenz, Sr. Aug. 3, 1946, in Dodge
A resident of Holyrood, coming from Phillipsburg, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lenz was a member of the Catholic church and Daughters of Isabella.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Chester D. Lenz,
Assaria; four daughters, Janice Weiershauser of Germany, Pamela Burns
Honolulu, Hawaii, Annie Lenz of Derby and Jane Stewart of Spokane,
three brothers, John Peters of Great Bend, Nathan Peters of Dodge City
Stanley Peters of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank
and Earl Peters.
Graveside services will be Aug. 10 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge
Memorials are suggested to Holyrood Emergency Medical Service, in care
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home,Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Lawrence Henry, 92, died Aug. 2 at Hoisington Rehabilitation
Center in Hoisington.
He was born July 23, 1909, in Ellsworth County, the son of Alfred Herbert
and Hattie Belle Burk Henry. He married Amelia Huggins Aug. 7, 1930,
Salina. A resident of Hoisington, coming from Ellsworth, he was a farmer
stockman in Carneiro Community. Henry was a member of First Presbyterian
Church in Ellsworth.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Marilyn Lindsay
Hoisington; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. He was
in death by one son, Eugene Earl Henry; and three sisters.
Graveside service were Aug. 4 at Buckeye Cemetery in rural Kanopolis,
Nancy Oehler officiating. Memorials are suggested to the J.H. Robbins
Memorial Library, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Jerry L. Claussen
SALINA - Jerry L. Claussen, 58, Salina, died Saturday, Aug. 4,
at his home.
Mr. Claussen was born June 19, 1943, at Dorrance.
He was a college instructor at Kansas State University-Salina.
Survivors include his wife, Tina of the home; two sons, Robin L. of
and Steven R. of Wilson; three daughters, Michele L. Ristvedt of Olney,
Ill., Misty R. Claussen of Salina and Angel M. Siler of Lincoln, Neb.;
brother, Leo W. of Salina; two sisters, Verna M. Shaffer and Eunice
Garrett, both of Russell; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Salina. Burial was in Dorrance City Cemetery, Dorrance.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina or Kansas State University-Salina
Visitation was be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Geisendorf-Rush
Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401, where the family received
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Angela B. Weers
LARNED - Angela B. Weers, 80, died Aug. 4 at Larned Healthcare Center
She was born March 20, 1921, in Odin, the daughter of
Frank and Anna
Penka. She married Melvin C. Weers Sept. 16, 1941, in Larned. He died
1997. A resident of Stafford County since 1941, she was a homemaker
for Radium Schools in Radium. Mrs. Weers was a member of Xavier
Church in Seward.
Survivors include one son, Francis "Frank" H. Weers of Williamsburg;
daughter, Diane M. Krupp of Ellsworth; one sister, Cecilia Hall of
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded
by one son, Richard M. Weers; nine brothers, Frank Penka, Lucas Penka,
August Penka, John Penka, Joe Penka, Bruno Penka, Raymond Penka, Ludwig
Penka and Gilbert Penka; and four sisters, Albina Kirmer, Martha Schneweis,
Isabel Slattery and Sarah Hawk.
Funeral was be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Minnis Chapel in St.
with the Rev. Rene Guesnier officiating. Burial will be at Trinity
in Hudson. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of
Mary Lou Jensen
BROOKVILLE -- Mary Lou Jensen, 74, Brookville, died Monday, July 30.
Mrs. Jensen was born Mary Lou Alcorn on Jan. 20, 1927, in Brookville.
was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. of Brookville; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was Aug. 2 at Brookville United Methodist Church. Burial
Memorials may be made to Brookville United Methodist Church or Brookville
Senior Citizens Center in care of Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home,
Iron, Salina 67401
Harvey W. Mehl
HOLYROOD - Harvey W. Mehl, 84, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001.
Mr. Mehl was born June 19, 1917, at rural Ellsworth County. He was
Survivors include his wife, Grace Anna of Holyrood; a son, Dean of
Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Deborah Konneker of Raleigh, N.C.; and four
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church,
Holyrood. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hour or St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parsons Funeral Home,
Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439 and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church,
Florence L. Schacht
LORRAINE Florence L. Schacht, 95, Lorraine, died July 24.
Mrs. Schacht was born Florence L. Murphy on July 30, 1905, in rural
County. She was a retired schoolteacher at Lorraine Grade School.
Her husband, Alfred, died in 1992.
Survivors include four daughters, Ramona Schroeder of Dundee, Ill.,
Friederichsen of Orange, Calif., Marilyn Janssen of Lorraine and Jean
Stromberg of New York; a sister, Ardith Griffith of Spring Valley,
11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was July 28 at First Baptist Church, Lorraine. Burial was
First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lorraine or Gideons
International in care of Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth
Fred R. Williams
FIRCREST, Wash. Fred R. Williams, 58, died July 18, 2001, at
his home in
He was born July 26, 1942, in Ellsworth County to Rosalie (McCutheon)
Lester Lyle Williams.He grew up in Ellsworth County but has lived the
19 years in Washington State. He joined the U.S. Air Force during
Vietnam War and was a pilot flying C-7 Caribou and C-130 Hercules until
retirement in 1986. He managed the C-130 Flight Simulator at McChord
Force Base until the time of his death.
Survivors include: his wife, Susan; two sons, Bradley, Kent, Wash.
Jensen, San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Erin Campbell, Fircrest,
his parents, Les and Rosalie Williams, Marquette; a brother, Bob Williams,
Little River; and four grandchildren.
Inurnment will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4 at Langley Cemetery.
Memorial service will be Saturday, August 4, 10:30 a.m. at Marquette
Memorials are suggested to Marquette Methodist Church.
Parson's Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is in charge of local arrangements.
Bernard G. (Brick) Fickel
TUCSON, ARIZ. Bernard G. (Brick) Fickel, 84, died peacefully
sleep, July 16, in his home in Tucson, Arizona. In accordance
wishes the body was cremated. The funeral was Saturday,
July 21, in
Until November, 2000, Bernard lived for 35 years at a rural Manhattan
address. He is survived by his wife Shirley; his son Jerry (Ana
Miami, Florida; daughters Ruth (David) Ard of Marion, Iowa; Sheila
of Tucson, Arizona; and Maureen (Michael) Shea of Manhattan;
Catherine Basta of Bellevue, Washington, and a brother, Samuel
Anderson, California. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren
Bernard was born January 25, 1917, in Earlton, Kansas, to Charles
Fickel, the 7th of 10 children. He graduated from Kansas State
College in 1943 with a major in Dairy Husbandry. He married Shirley
Cunningham (of Wilson) January 17, 1944, in Ellsworth, Kansas.
He began his
professional career as a County Extension Agent in Ellsworth County.
Bernard worked for many years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Conservation Service, as a farm planner, in Geary, Clay, Riley and
Pottawatomie counties. He retired from that work in 1972.
Bernard was a founding member of St. Thomas More Catholic parish and
Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was a
member of Phi Kappa Theta
Fraternity, Iota Chapter, KSU. He was a member of the Holstein-Friesian
Association of America for over 60 years and was recognized for
years' membership at the National Convention a few years ago.
He was also
a member of the National Soil Conservation Society. He was a
founder of the
Tuttle Classic Pig Sale. He himself was a ten-year 4-H
Club member in
Neosho County during his youth, and was involved with his own
Riley County 4-H in the 1950's through 1960's, where he was an
supporter for many, many years.
"Brick" was known in Riley County for his expertise in judging swine,
and dairy animals before their official placement at the County Fair.
1951 he enjoyed "hobby farming" by raising registered Holstein cattle
other livestock at Riley and then Manhattan. His children were the
his life and his grandchildren were the joy of his old age. He
greatly missed by family and friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball
Manhattan, KS 66502. Condolences may be addressed
to Shirley Fickel, 4413
Orchard Dr., Tucson, AZ 85712.