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Velma Brant Lamia
KANOPOLIS ­ Velma Brant Lamia, 83, Kanopolis, died Friday, Sept. 21,.
Mrs. Lamia was born Velma Coberly on March 30, 1918, at Easton.
She was a former employee of Lucas Publishing Co.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Brant, in 1971; her
second husband, John Lamia, in 1990; and a son, Larry D. Brant, in 1970.
Survivors include a stepson, David of Beloit; a daughter, Carol J. Weis of
Ellsworth; a sister, Devora Grace McKinsey of Harrisonville, Mo.; eight
grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was. Sept. 25 at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in
Lucas Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lucas United Methodist Church or Kanopolis United
Methodist Church in care of the Minear Funeral Home, 111 S. Fairview, Lucas
67648-0188

Zelda B. Bachman
WILSON ­ Zelda B. Bachman, 91, Wilson, died Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Mrs. Bachman was born Zelda B. Stumpff on Aug. 23, 1910, at Wilson. She was
a retired homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, in 1992; and a grandson in
1990.
Survivors include a son, Marvin of Dorrance; a daughter, Judith Krouse of
Ellsworth; a sister, Ollie Erway of Salina; eight grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
The funeral was September 22 at Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.
Burial will be in Wilson City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Nursing Center.

Geraldine McCoy Grant
NORTHBROOKE, New Jersey ­ Geraldine McCoy Grant, 88, Northbrooke, New
Jersey, died on July 5. She was born in Wilson as the youngest of twelve
children of Nancy Jane Fyock McCoy and George McCoy.
Her childhood was spent in Ellsworth where she graduated for high school in
1932; she attended her 65th reunion in 1997 taking a train from New Jersey
to Kansas. She then moved to Chicago where she worked and married Lachlan
John Grant who predeceased her.  They moved to New Jersey in 1953 and she
raised two sons and worked at Culligan, Inc.
She was an active member of bowling teams and her hobbies included doll
collecting, figurines, coins and stamps.
Survivors include two sons Neil of Rockaway, NJ and Lachlan Gerald of Aiea,
Hawaii, two grandchildren and three great-grand children. A memorial service
will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Rockaway, NJ on Oct. 13.

Carl Panzer
SWEETWATER -- Carl Panzer, 92, Sweetwater, died Friday, Aug. 17 at Rolling
Plans Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born June 15, 1909 near Lincoln and moved with his family to
Sweetwater in 1953. A jobber in the oil and gas business for many years, he
worked for Shamrock Oil Co. and several other businesses in Sweetwater.
On Sept. 30, 1936 he married Violet Janssen at the St. John Lutheran Church
near Lincoln. She survives him.
Other survivors include a son, Larry Panzer and his wife June of Sweetwater;
two daughters, Connie Magill and her husband Duane of Sacramento, CA, and
Bonnie Dunham and her husband Eddy of Arlington; two sisters, Ann Reinert of
Lincoln and Rosaline Peterman of Ellsworth; and numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20 at Our Savior Lutheran Church,
Abilene. Rev. LaVerne Jannssen officiated. Interment was at the Garden of
Memories Cemetery, Sweetwater.

Rose E. Farney
WILSON -- Rose E. Farney died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001.
Mrs. Farney was born Rose E. Macek on Sept. 9, 1910, in Noble Township,
Ellsworth County, Kansas. Her parents were Joseph Macek and Josephine
(Kottas) Macek.
She had four brothers, Fred, Joe, Edward, and Henry and two sisters, Alice
and Emma, all deceased.
She married Mr. George Farney in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on Sept.
25, 1934. They had no children. Her husband died July 21, 2001.
Rose was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Daughters of
Isabella and Altar Society.
The funeral was Sept. 8 at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson.
Father Jerome Morgan officiated. The Men's Choir sung the holy mass.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery fund.
Foster Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Dale Adamek
DENVER, CO -- Dale Adamek, 73, longtime resident of Denver, CO, died
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. He was born on Sept. 11, 1928 in Ellsworth, the son
of Albert and Rose Jiricek Adamek.
Mr. Adamek married Aldeen Kohls in 1950. They moved to Denver in 1960. In
1986 he married Marie Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Henry of Wilson; and a
sister, Gladys of Olmitz.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Dennis of Central America and
Roger of Lakewood, CO; two daughters, Kathleen Deckler and Terri Kohl, both
of Denver, CO; and three grandchildren, Jessica and Jonathon Bogert and
Nathan Kerrigan.
The body was cremated. The memorial services will be later.

Elizabeth 'Betty' (Miller) Stumpff
BEND, OR. -- Elizabeth 'Betty' (Miller) Stumpff of Bend, Oregon, died
Wednesday of natural causes. She was 93.
Mrs. Stumpff was born Feb. 14, 1908 in Wilson.
She married Leon Stumpff on May 15, 1919 in Russell. She and her family
moved to Central Oregon in August of 1951. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Stumpff was affiliated with the First Lutheran Church in Bend. She
enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Survivors include: one son, Donald of Bend, OR; one brother, Steve Miller of
Kanopolis; four sisters, Adaline Vondra of Phoenix, AZ., Frances Adameh of
Ellsworth, Martha Hill of Oklahoma, and Ethel Mack of Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and two sisters.
A cryptside service followed by entombment was held Tuesday, Aug. 28 at
Deschutes Memorial Gardens in the Mausoleum Chapel in Bend, OR.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Oregon Hospice, 2698 NE
Courney Drive, Bend, OR, 97701 or First Lutheran Church, 231 NW Idaho Ave.,
Bend, OR, 97701.

Veronica 'Verna' C. Vodraska
ELLSWORTH -- Veronica 'Verna' C. Vodraska, 83, Ellsworth, died Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina.
She was born to John P. Dlabal and Mary Wanasek on Sept. 19, 1917 in Wilson.
A homemaker, she was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County.
A member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Ellsworth, she was also a member
of the Altar Society, Ladies Guild, and AARP.
On July 19, 1938 in Wilson, she married Alfred A. Vodraska. He preceded her
in death on June 9, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters, Rita Urbanek of Ellsworth, and Mary
McIntyre and Judy Coppola, both of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Pete Dlabal of
Ellsworth and Stephen Dlabal of Wilson; a sister, Mary D. Kirk of Ellsworth;
five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at St. Bernard's Church on Friday, Sept. 14.
Father Daniel Scheetz officiated. Interment was in the Ellsworth Memorial
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard's Catholic Church or the Kansas State
University Center for Basic Cancer Research.

Marie Mattas
ELLSWORTH -- Marie Mattas, 91, Ellsworth, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 at the
Good Samaritan Retirement Village - Villa Grace.
Mrs. Mattas was born to John and Mamie (Svoboda) Jiricek on July 16, 1910 in
Ellsworth County. She was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County.
On August of 1930 she married Albert C. Mattas, Jr. A farm wife and
homemaker, she also taught country school for a short time.
She was a retired clerk for F & M Drug, Novak IGA, and St. Wenceslaus
Catholic Church in Wilson. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church
and St. Bernard's Ladies Guild.
Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1971.
Survivors include: a daughter, Marlene Montgomery of Ellsworth; a sister,
Sylvia Dlabal of Wilson; a granddaughter, Kristin Bethea of Wamego; a
grandson, Drew Montgomery of Oklahoma City, OK; and one great grandson,
Kevin Bethea of Wamego.
Services were held at Parson's Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Father Daniel Scheetz
officiated. Interment was at Wilson Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Eva M. (Hysell) McKain
RAYNHAM, MA -- Eva M. (Hysell) McKain, 72, died Thursday Aug. 2 at Morton
Hospital in Taunton, MA.
She was born to William and Mary (Brink) Hysell in 1929 in Ellsworth, KS.
She attended Ellsworth Kansas schools.
She married James L. McKain of Raynham. Prior to moving to Raynham, she and
her husband operated a dry cleaning business in Baltimore.
Mrs. McKain was a retired telephone operator for the former Taunton
Answering Service. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and playing cards, especially
Bridge, and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mary Hoxie of Berkley, CA; a son, James A.
McKain of Andover, MA; one sister, Faye Young of Lawrence; nine
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Monday,
Aug. 6. Burial was in the Assonet Burying Grounds.

Dorothy Larson
MARQUETTE ­ Dorothy Larson, 77, Marquette, died Thursday, Sept. 6.
Mrs. Larson was born Dorothy Clevenger on Aug. 7, 1924, in Mankato. She was
a homemaker.
Her husband, Harris, died in 1974.
Survivors include two daughters, Marcie Beneda of Wilson and Vickie Savinski
of Oshkosh, Wis.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was Sept. 10  at Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette. Burial was in
Lutheran Cemetery, Marquette.
Memorials may be made to the church in care of Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N.
Jackson, Marquette 67464.

Dale J. Neuman
KANOPOLIS ­ Dale J. Neuman, 76, Kanopolis, died Sunday, Sept. 9.
Mr. Neuman was born March 1, 1925, at Ellsworth. He was a retired
farmer-stockman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Mae, in 1976; a son,
Phillip, in 1970 and a brother Harry Neuman in 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Laura of Kanopolis; three sons, David of Salina,
and William Brett and Randy, both of Kanopolis; a stepson, David Wiens of
Wichita; a daughter, Amy Neuman Cavallaro of El Dorado; two stepdaughters,
Victoria Lynn Yunger and Kaytherine Snyder, both of Wellington; a brother,
Rudolph of Ellsworth; five grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church,
Kanopolis. Burial will be in Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Kanopolis American Legion.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box
45, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.

Barbara J. Wilhelm
DORRANCE ­ Barbara J. Wilhelm, 54, Dorrance, died Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Mrs. Wilhelm was born Barbara J. Major on Dec. 26, 1946, at Ellsworth. She
was activities director at Wilson Nursing Center.
Survivors include her husband, Don; two daughters, Lisa Major and Jennifer
Grauer; two sisters, Diane Major and Mary Jane Steinle; and two
grandchildren.
The funeral was Sept. 7 at Evangelical Free Church, Ellsworth. Burial was in
Dorrance City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Nursing Center or the church in care of
Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490,

Rose E. Farney
WILSON ­ Rose E. Farney, 90, Wilson, died Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Mrs. Farney was born Rose E. Macek on Sept. 10, 1910. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, George, died July 21, 2001.
The funeral was Sept 8 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to St. Wenceslaus Cemetery Fund in care of Foster
Mortuary, 610 N. 24th, Wilson 67490.

Amelia E. Henry
HOISINGTON -- Amelia E. Henry, 93, Hoisington, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001.
Mrs. Henry was born Amelia E. Huggins on Sept. 10, 1907, at Ellsworth
County. She was a homemaker and a nurse's aide at Ellsworth Good Samaritan
Village.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, on Aug. 2, 2001; and a
son, Eugene Earl.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Lindsay of Hoisington; a sister, Avis
Reed of Geneseo; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three
stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N.
Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439. Burial will be in Buckeye Cemetery, rural
Kanopolis.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth.
Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday
at the funeral home.

Stephen Jon Klint
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Stephen Jon Klint, 62, Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday,
Sept. 1.
Mr. Klint was born June 13, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., He pursued an
agricultural career.
He was preceeded in death by his father, Milton R. Klint.
Survivors include his mother, Marie S. Klint of Denver, Colo.; two
daughters, Kerrie and her husband Brian Anderson of Liberty, Mo. and Kristen
Klint of Mission; one brother, Phillip and his wife Lynn Klint of Denver,
Co.; one granddaughter, Samantha Anderson; and one nephew and niece, Daniel
and Ashley Klint.
Funeral sevices will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at McGilley Midtown
Chapel, 20 West Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Friends may call from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 7 at the Wilson City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society
of Greater Kansas City in care of McGilley Midtown Chapel.

Ione Janssen
LITTLE RIVER -- Ione Janssen, 71, Little River, died Monday, Aug. 27.
Mrs. Janssen was born Ione Farver on Nov. 20, 1929, at Goessel. She retired
as Little River city librarian in 1996.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon of the home; two sons, Royce of Inman
and David of Wichita; a daughter, Dr. Cynthia M. Janssen of Newark, Del.; a
brother, Adrian M. Farver of Little River; a sister, Jonell A. Schenk of
Beloit; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sept. 1 at United Methodist Church, Little River.
Burial was in Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River.
Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible Society or United Methodist Church, in
care of Sillin Funeral Home, 214 W. Ave. South, Lyons 67554.

Regis Marie Gustus Porter
GENESEO -- Regis Marie Gustus Porter, 71, Geneseo, died Monday, Sept. 3,
2001.
Mrs. Porter was born Regis Marie Gustus on July 11, 1930 in Geneseo. A
lifetime resident of Geneseo, she was a homemaker and a seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, on Aug. 21, 1978; a son,
Dickie Wayne Porter; three brothers, Wayne "Rusty," Victor, and Calvin
Gustus; a sister, Bessie Haverfield; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Ray and Darold Gene Porter, both of
Geneseo; two daughters, Ann Murphy of Geneseo, and Trina Marie Lawless,
Galva; a brother, Fred "Leroy² Gustus, Velma, Okla.; three sisters, Pauline
Shriver, Culver, Rosella Nelson, Kanopolis Lake, and Elaine Nelson,
McPherson; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 at Sillin Funeral Home,
Lyons, Pastor Kevin Butler officiating. Burial will be in Marquette
Cemetery, Marquette.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 at Sillin Funeral
Home, Lyons.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital in care of the funeral
home.

Gary L. Saltzman
ELLSWORTH -- Gary L. Saltzman, 54, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Sept. 1.
Mr. Saltzman was born Feb. 20, 1947, at Tekamah, Neb. He worked at B&B
Plumbing.
Survivors include his wife, Darla of Ellsworth; a son, Bret Dunlap of Battle
Mount Mesa, Colo.; two daughters, Kellie Mae Saltzman of Nebraska and Sumer
Saltzman of Salina; two brothers, Bob of Salina and Don of Glen Elder; two
sisters, Carol Milleson of Falun and Verna Hulett of Smolan; his mother,
Marian Saltzman of Salina; and a grandchild.
The service was Sept. 4 at Buckeye Cemetery, rural Kanopolis.
Memorials may be made to Ellsworth County Ambulance Service.


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