Sister Marilyn Foote 1933-2000
CONCORDIA - Sister Marilyn Foote, 67, Concordia, died Saturday, Sept.
2, 2000, at Nazareth Motherhouse, Concordia. Sister Foote was born Dorothy
Kathryn Foote in Black Wolf. She was a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital,
Manhattan; St. Joseph Hospital, Concordia; and St. John's Hospital, Salina.
She served as executive counselor for the Sister of St. Joseph, Concordia,
and later as administrator of Medaille Center, Salina. She was a staff
member at Manna House of Prayer, Concordia. Survivors include three sisters,
Barbara Steiner of Great Bend, Margaret Fox of St. Joseph, MO; and Kathleen
Triplett of Junction City; and a brother, Thomas Foote of Bloomfield Hills,
MI. The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Nazareth Convent Chapel,
the Rev. Stephen Muth officiating. Burial was in Nazareth Cemetery. A wake
was held at 7 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2000 at the Convent Chapel, with
Sister Jeanette Wasinger as eulogist. Memorials may be made to the Sisters
of St. Joseph Retirement Fund of the Apostolic Ministry Fund. Chaput-Buoy
Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements.
Ivagene Humbarger 1928-2000
Salina, KS - Ivagene Humbargar, 72, died August 31, 2000 at her home
in Salina, KS. Born Clara Ivagene Andrews on August 30 1928 at Salina.
She had been a Salina resident her entire life. She had worked for the
former St. Johns Hospital as a nurses aide and then for the former Asbury
Hospital as a nurses aide for over 30 years. She was a member of the St.
Johns Lutheran Church, the Silver Needles Club, the Christian Womens Club,
the F. E. C. Club, the Pennys for Friendship Club, and the Golden Years
Center all of Salina, KS. She is preceded in death by her husband, Milford
L., who died in January 2000. She is survived by one son, Timothy, of Salina.
Three daughters, Kay Dorit, of Phillipsburg; Susan Roudybush of Holyrood;
and Jane Burch of Salina. Three brothers, William Andrews and Thomas Andrews
both of Salina and Robert Andrews of Tescott. One sister, Myrtle Werner
of Salina; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday,
September 5, 2000 at the Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth St., Salina. Cremation
will follow the service. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Salina or
to St. Johns Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. at
the Ryan Mortuary.
Wendell P. Stull 1919-2000
CHAPMAN - Wendell P. Stull, 80, Chapman, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000,
at Geary Community Hospital, Junction City. Mr. Stull was born Nov. 26,
1919, at Palco and was a resident of Chapman since 1961. He coached and
taught at Holyrood for 13 1/2 years and at Chapman High School, where he
was coach of the 1965 state championship basketball team and athletic director
until retirement in 1985. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War
II and member of Plainville Masonic Lodge, Holyrood Order of the Eastern
Star, Chapman American Legion Post 240 and Chapman United Methodist Church
and was a life member of the National Education Association. Survivors
include his wife, Dorothy of the home; a son, Ronald of Topeka; a sister,
Wanda Braun of Russell; a stepsister, Janice Sage of Granbury, Texas; and
three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Chapman
United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Trickle, Jr. officiating. Burial
will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco. Memorials may
be made to Chapman United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's
choice. Visitation will be from Thursday morning to Friday morning at Londeen
Funeral Home, 206 W. Fifth, Chapman.
Frances E. "Barney" Chiles 1909-2000
Holyrood - Frances E. "Barney" Chiles, 91, formerly of Holyrood, died
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Wilson Nursing Center. Mrs. Chiles was born Frances
E. Barons on March 4, 1909, at Natoma. She was an office manager with Western
Belfour in Denver and was a partner with her husband in promitional advertising.
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holyrood and the church
Ladies Aid and the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, James, died
in 1952. Survivors include a stepson, James T. Chiles, Jr. of Garland,
TX. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Lutheran Church,
Holyrood, Pastor John Sharp officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday
at Lyons Cemetery, Lyons. Memorials may be made to the church or Wilson
Nursing Center. There will be no visitation. Parsons Funeral Home is handling
Bishop Robert Mize, Jr. 1907-2000
Salina - Bishop Robert Mize, Jr., who founded the Saint Francis Academy
(then the St. Francis Boys Home) in 1945 in Ellsworth, KS, died on August
17 in Fresno, California. He was 93. Mize was born February 4, 1907 in
Emporia, to the Rev. Robert Mize, Sr., and wife Margaret. Mize received
a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, 1928, and went
to the General Theological Seminary in New York City. There he received
a Master's of Divinity in 1932. He later received a Doctor of Sacred Theology
degree in 1960. He was ordained to the Priesthood in November 1932 by his
father, the then Bishop Mize. In 1945 he founded the St. Francis Boys Home
and established Therapy In Christ: a therapy founded on unconditional love,
forgiveness, honesty, and starting and ending each day wth God. He served
as director of the Ellsworth and Salina campuses from 1945 to 1960. The
Saint Francis Academy has grown to a national ministry of 30 programs in
nine states. After much thought, Mize answered a call to the Province of
Southern Africa in 1960 and was consecrated Bishop of Damaraland. He served
in this capacity unil 1968 and remained as an assistant to his successor
until 1970. The following three years, Mize was Vicar of Trinity Marshall/St.
Mary's in Fayette, MO. From 1973 to 1976 he again lived in South Africa
as a missionary to the Diocese of Botswana. He was Vicar at St. Raphael
in Oakhurst, CA, from 1977 to 1981. He was also Assisting Bishop. Mize
has been a Collegial Bishop since 1970. He was an associate with the Society
of St. John the Evangelist and belonged to the Episcopal Synod of America.
Memorial services will be held at St. James Cathedral in Fresno, CA, Sunday,
September 24, at 3 p.m.; and at Christ Cathedral in Salina, KS, Friday
, September 29, at 11 a.m.
Izetta Pearl Stanclift 1916-2000
KANOPOLIS - Izetta Pearl Stanclift, 84, died Sept. 24 at Ellsworth
She was born March 3, 1916, at Kanopolis, the daughter of George and
Margarite G. Stout Nakes. A Kanopolis resident for 25 years, she was a
film technician for Columbia Motion Pictures, Kansas City, MO, and Holywood,
CA, and worked at El-Kan, Ellsworth, for eight years.
She belonged to Kanopolis United Methodist Church, and was a member
of the American Legion Auxiliary, Kanopolis.
She married Byran M. Stanclift at Kansas City, MO, he died in 1985.
Survivors include: a daughter, Shirlee Freisner, Kanopolis; four grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Andrew L. Nakes.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth,
with Pastor Rodger Constable and the Rev. Al Hysom presiding. Friends
may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday, both
at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Salina or to the American Cancer
Association, both in care of the funeral home.
Louise J. McKee Allen 1916-2000
PRAIRIE VILLAGE - Louise J. McKee Allen, 84, of Prairie Village, KS,
died Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Somerset Health Center, Claridge Court, where
she was a resident. Memorial services were Monday, Sept. 25 at the Country
Club United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO. Private entombment was at
Mt. Moriah Cemetery Mausoleum. Suggested memorials are to the church to
the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, 31st and Main, Kansas
City, MO, 64112.
Louise was born in Springfield, MO, where she attended Southwest State
Teacher's College. She was married in May 1945 to Clair Allen. She was
a resident of Kansas City since 1950, a member of the Country Club United
Methodist Church, and an active member in many civic organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair H. Allen in 1995; her
brother, Jack W. McKee of Riverside, CA, and her sister Mildred McKee Fite
of Tahlequah, OK. She is survived by nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law,
Richard D. Allen, Ellsworth and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Thompson, Little
Elmer W. Hildebrandt 2000
ELLSWORTH - Elmer W. Hildebrandt, 79, died Monday, Sept. 25 at the
Ellsworth County Medical Center.
Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina is handling arrangements.
Fern E. Klima 1919-2000
KANOPOLIS - Fern E. Klima, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at Via
Mrs. Klima was born Fern E. Boyer on Oct. 31, 1919, at Kanopolis and
was a resident of Salina since 1978. She was a clerk and office manager
for Safeway Stores, Kansas City, had been shipyard scarfer at Long Beach,
CA, and was a former elementary school teacher. She was a member of the
Kanopolis Methodist Church.
Her husband, Gailand died in 1989.
Survivors include three brothers, David of Midwest City, OK, LeRoy
of Borger, Texas and Fred of Ellsworth; and two sisters, Mabel Turlure
and Luella Malhado, both of Kanopolis.
The service was Sept. 23 at the Kanopolis Cemetery, the Rev. Al Hysom
Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
Mary A. Mullender 1931-2000
VISTA, CA - Mary A. Mullender, a Vista resident for twenty years died
on Sept. 19. She was born May 31, 1931, in Ellsworth County to Theodore
and Thelma Hays Wilkens.
Mary grew up and attended schools in Lorraine and went on to receive
a Bachelor's degree from Fort Hays University in 1953. She taught elementary
grades in Kansas, Massachusetts and California seven years before retiring
to homemaking and caring for her family.
On August 9, 1955 she married John Mullender at Lorraine. He survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Matt
Dixon, and grandchildren, Jonathan and Alexis of Tenecula, CA. A sister,
Ellen Ehler of Holyrood and a brother, Glenn Wilkens of Overland Park.
On Sept. 27, a memorial service will be held in Vista, at the First
Lutheran Church at 1410 Foothill Dr. On Tuesday Oct. 10 at 10:30
a.m., Mary's ashes will be interred at a graveside service in the Lorraine
Baptist Cemetery at Lorraine. Memorials maybe made to the Heart Fund or
Merritt L. Anderson 1913-2000
LAKEWOOD, CO. - Merritt L. Anderson, died July 19, he was 87.
Services were private. The body was cremated and inurnment will be
in Crown Hill.
Mr. Anderson was born January 26, 1913, in Denver, CO. He married
Marjorie Ney, formerly of Wilson.
From 1940 to 1946 he worked in Panama on the Transisthmus Highway in
the Canal Zone. His entire career was spent with the U.S. Department of
Transportation. Anderson retired as Regional Executive Officer for Federal
His interests included; theater work, both acting and directing in
the Denver Civic Theater. He was a member of El Jebel Shrine, various
interbodies in the Shrine and Masonic Lodge No. 5.
He is survived by his wife and one son Merritt L. Anderson, Jr. of
Colorado Springs, four grand children and four great-grand children.
Contributions maybe made to El Jebel Shrine Crippled Children, 4625
West 50th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 or Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080
S. Quebec, Denver, CO. 80231.
Velma Jean Nelson 1913-2000
LINDSBORG - Velma Jean Nelson, 71, Lindsborg, formerly of rural
Marquette, died Sept. 14 at the Salina Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe
Velma was born July 27, 1929, at rural Marquette, the daughter of Mauritz
and Katie Smith Johnson. She married Norman Lee Nelson
Jan. 26, 1952, at Marquette. He died July 15, 1989.
Velma was a homemaker and spent most of her life on the farm.
After Norman's passing, she moved to Lindsborg where she lived for the
past 10 years. She was a member of the Elim Lutheran Church,
the WELCA organization of the church, the Langley Empire Homemakers Club,
and the Quilt and Embroidery Club, all of Marquette.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, infant Irene
Johnson, Dora Gile and Marie Gomer; and three brothers, Richard "Rick"
Johnson, Archie Johnson and Leslie Johnson.
Survivors include one son, Deryl Nelson, El Reno, Okla.; one daughter,
Kathy Ponton, Delphos; one sister, Pauline Nelson, Lindsborg; and four
grandchildren, Randi and Bailey Ponton, Rowdy Nelson and Alichia Nelson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Elim Lutheran
Church, Marquette, with the Rev. Larry Cross officiating. Burial
was at the Marquette Cemetery, north of Marquette.
Memorials are suggested to the church and the Senior Center, both of
Marquette, in care of Olson's Funeral Home, Marquette.
Norman Gene Baldwin 1929-2000
CIMARRON - Norman Gene Baldwin, 71 died Sept. 14 at Western Plains
Medical Complex, Dodge City. He was born Feb, 29, 1929, in rural Rush County.
He was a school administrator and a member of the Cimarron United Methodist
Church, USA (Emeritis) Council of Superintendents, Elks Club and Rotary
Club, both of Cimarron, Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Sigma Kappa. He was also
veteran, a member of KSHSAA, KASCD and KASBO Board of Directors, a
former president of KSTA and a life member of AASA and KNEA. His wife,
Mildred, died in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Overland Park; two daughters, Debra
Burkhart of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Susan Manes of Ellsworth; a brother,
Bev Baldwin of La Crosse; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church,
Cimarron, with the Rev. Frank DeFisher officiating. Burial was at Cimarron
Cemetery with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Howard Gotschall
Memorials are suggested to the Norman Baldwin Memorial Scholarship
Fund, in care of Swaim Funeral Home, 1901 S. 14th, Dodge City, KS 67801
Albina E. Wanek 1902-2000
KANOPOLIS - Albina E. Wanek, 97, Kanopolis, died Sept. 12 at Ellsworth
County Medical Center. She was born Albina E. Vodraska Nov. 8, 1902, at
Blackwolf and was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County. She was a homemaker
and a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and St. Bernard's Ladies
Guild, both of Ellsworth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1967, a grandson
and a great grandson.
Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie Dolezal, Kanopolis, and
Lillian Garrett of Alva, Okla.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church
with the Rev. Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial was at the Ellsworth Memorial
Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Bernard's Catholic Church or St.
Ignatius Catholic Church, Kanopolis, both in care of Parsons Funeral Home
Barbara E. Jiricek 1914-2000
ELLSWORTH - Barbara E. Jiricek, 85, died Sept. 18 at Good Samaritan
Retirement Village, Villa Grace in Ellsworth. She was born Nov. 15, 1914,
in Ellsworth County, the daughter of Godfrey and Anna Warta Soukup. She
married Ernest A. Jiricek Jan. 5, 1938, in Ellsworth. He died April 16,
1988. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Jiricek was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and the
Altar Society, both of Ellsworth.
Survivors include one sister, Cecilia Wamhoff of Ellsworth; and several
nieces and nephews.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev.
Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial will be at Ellsworth Cemetery. Memorials
are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.
Grace C. Lair 1919-2000
ELLSWORTH - Grace C. Lair, 81, died, Sept. 12 at Salina Regional Health
Center. She was born Grace C. Wainwright on Feb. 9, 1919, at Grand Junction,
Colo., and was an Ellsworth resident since 1982, coming from Ellinwood
and Wichita. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Glen of Glenwood, Ark.; two daughters, Muruth
Gunn of Spokane, Wash., and Ruby Leffel of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a sister,
Flora Warren, Ellsworth; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one
The service was at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery with
the Rev. John Snook officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Ellsworth County Medical Center Inhalation
Therapy, in care of Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
Mary N. Hoffman 1915-2000
CARNEIRO - Mary N. Hoffman, 84, died Sept. 7 at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation
Center in Salina. She was born Sept. 24, 1915, in Saline County, the daughter
of James Henderson and Carrie Esabelle Miller Keller. She married Donald
W. Hoffman June 21, 1959, at Salina. He died Jan. 14, 1996. A longtime
Carneiro resident, moving to Salina five years ago, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hoffman belonged to the Carneiro United Methodist Church. Survivors
include one sister, Verna Austin, Culver; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters. Funeral was
Monday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with the Rev. Al Hysom officiating.
Burial was at the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to
the Carneiro United Methodist church or to the Webster Hall, Carneiro,
both in care of the funeral home.
Mae Nelson 1913-2000
LYONS - Mae Nelson, 87, Lyons died Sept. 8 at Lyons Good Samaritan
Center. She was born Mae Tucker May 25, 1913, at Memphis County, Mo., and
was a Lyons resident since 1985, coming from Sterling, Colo. She was a
homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church, Geneseo. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Ely E. Nelson, in 1974; a daughter, Beverly
Ann Nelson; and three grandchildren. Survivors include eight sons, Calvin
Tucker, George Nelson and John Nelson, all of Lyons, Kenneth Nelson and
Robert Nelson, both of Marquette, Charles Nelson of Tujunga, Calif., and
Richard Nelson of Springfield Mo.; a daughter, Sandra Wingert of Hutchinson;
32 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildern; and 32 great-great-grandchildern.
The funeral was Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with the Rev.
Robert Friesen officiating. Burial was at McPherson Cemetery. Memorials
are suggested to Lyons Good Samaritan Center.
Laura M. Tickner 1920-2000
ODESSA, Texas - Laura M. Tickner, 79, died Sept. 5, at Seabury Nursing
Center, Odessa. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, at Wichita. An Odessa resident,
she was a homemaker. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Family
rosary was Saturday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson. Funeral mass was Saturday
at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson, with the Rev. Jerome Morgan
presiding. Burial was at the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to
the church, in care of the mortuary.
Albina Wanek 1902-2000
ELLSWORTH - Albina Wanek, 97, of Ellsworth died Sept. 12. Survivors
and funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
Grace Lair 1919-2000
ELLSWORTH - Grace Lair, 81, of Ellsworth died Sept. 12. Survivors and
funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
Betty J. Kale 1926-2000
ELLSWORTH - Betty J. Kale, nee Reman, 74, of Pickerington, Ohio, formerly
of the Wilson, Ellsworth and Holyrood areas, passed away August 16 at her
residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death
by her parents, George F. Sr. and Grace P. Redman and brother, Leon G.
Redman. She is survived by her husband, Don, Pickerington; stepchildren,
Joe (Ruth Ann) Kale, Pickerington, Monna Lou (Bill) Kaufman, Groveport,
Ohio, Susie (Bill) Wolfe, Lubbock, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
sisters Arlene (Leo) Helus, Columbus, Ohio; Beverly Bailey, Pickerington;
brother George F. (Janie) Redman, Salina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington,
on Aug. 21. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pataskala, Ohio. Memorials
are suggested to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215,
in Betty's memory.
Norma Ailene Doris Jean Chard 1925-2000
ODGEN - Norma Ailene Doris Jean Chard, 75, Ogden, died Sept. 5, at
Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.She was born Norma Ailene Doris Jean Brown
Jan. 12, 1925, at rural Lincoln County and was a resident of the Manhattan
area for more than 40 years. She was a secretary for U.S. Weary Law Offices,
Junction City, and for Kansas State University in printing and was a licensed
child-care provider at Manhattan for many years. She was a member of Harmony
Rebekah Lodge 689. Survivors include her husband, Robert Irwin, Ogden;
three daughters, Victory Rodriguez, Sherri Silva, and Cindy Chard-Bergstrom,
all of Manhattan; two sons, Donald and Dennis, both of Manhattan; two sisters,
Ethel Parson of Canyon City, Colo.; and LaVaughn Kubick of Ellsworth; 13
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Sept. 7 at Yorgensen-Meloan-Lodeen
Funeral Chael, Manhattan, with the Rev. Steven Ackerman officiating. Burial
will be in Fort Riley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes
Association or American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home,
1616 Poyntz, Manhattan 66502.
Helen Haring 1911-2000
BUSHTON - Helen Haring, 89, died Sept. 5 at her daughter's home in
High Rolls, N.M. She was born Aug. 5, 1911, at Bushton, the daughter of
Martin L. and Pearl Loran Shonyo. She had been a resident of High Rolls
since 1995, moving from Bushton. She was a 1929 graduate of Bushton High
School and a 1933 graduate of Emporia State University. She was a school
teacher in Kansas, Colorado, and Florida. She belonged to United Methodist
Church, Bushton. On March 3, 1934, she married E. L. 'Lee' Haring at Council
Grove. He died Oct. 14, 1999. Survivors include a son, David L. Sealy,
Texas; a daughter, Wanda Lee Cumba, High Rolls, N.M.; 11 grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral was Sept. 9, at United Methodist
Church, Bushton, with the Revs. Barbara Parker and David Trott presiding.
Burial was at Bushton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Alamogordo
Home Care and Hospice, or the Kansas Historical Society, both in care of
Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.