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Glenn C. Herrin    1915-2000
WICHITA - Glenn C. Herrin, 85, died Oct. 21,  at Wesley medical Center,
Wichita, KS.
He was born Jan. 16, 1915 in Caldwell, KS, the son of Clifford and Mary
Alice (Plaugher) Herrin and lived in Wichita at the time of his death.
He was employed by Santa Fe Railroad as an Engineer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was married to Edith L. (Erdmann) Herrin.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mary Herrin of Wichita and a
brother, Gilbert Herrin of Wellington.
The funeral was Tuesday at Lakeview Funeral Home.  Officiating was Reverend Allen Hoger. Interment was at Lakeview Mausoleum in Wichita.
Donations can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Wichita State
University foundation.

Hulda Herbel    1914-2000
Wilson - Hulda Herbel, 85, died Oct. 18, 2000 at Wilson Nursing Center,
Wilson.
She was born Nov. 24, 1914, at Tampa, the daughter of Henry D. and Anna
Hefley Herbel. A lifetime resident of the Wilson and Dorrance area, she was
a restaurant operator and a homemaker.
She belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson.
In 1934, she married Henry V. Herbel at Russell. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Delwin, of Salina, and Kenneth D. of Omaha,
Neb.; two daughters, Charlett A. Bruce, Wilson, and Shirley Holt of Salina;
a sister, Leona Keys, Russell; nine grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.
Funeral was Saturday, 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, Pastor
James Wagner officiated. Burial was at the Wilson City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Lyle E. Lewis    1924-2000
SALINA - Lyle E. Lewis, 76, died October 16,  at his home in Salina.
He was born Sept.17, 1924 at Salina and had been a Salina resident his
entire life.
He was a dock worker for Feltons Truck Line and then Graves Truck Line in
Salina for many years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Sacred Heart
Cathedral, the Salina Moose Lodge and had served as the Past Governor, The Retired Teamsters Union, and the AARP. He had served as Scout Master and assisted with Troop 10 in Salina, KS for many years. He was a volunteer for the Sacred Heart Cross Country Team for many years.
He is preceded in death by a son, Steven Joseph, who died in 1962.
He is survived by his wife Marie of the home. five sons, Ron of Florisscent,
CO, Chuck, John P., David E., and William L. all of Salina; three daughters,
Marilyn Catania and Libby Wheeler, both of Salina, and Kathy Lewis of
Lincoln; one brother, Robert K. Lewis, of Salina; and one sister Ethel
Miller of Tuscon, AZ; Fourteen grand children and four great grandsons.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral in Salina as Monsignor James Hake officiated. Burial was at
the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina.
A Vigil/Rosary Service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth, Salina Ks. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Hospice of Salina.

Neita I. Dees 1906-2000 
ELLSWORTH - Neita I. Dees, 93, of Ellsworth died at the Good Samaritan
Retirement Center on October 9, 2000. She was born in Ellsworth County Ks on December 12, 1906, the daughter of Henry and Freida Mehl.
She was a homemaker in Ellsworth County all her life. She married Kenneth I.
Dees on March 25, 1927 in Ellsworth County.
Survivors include 2 sons Loren Dees of Ellsworth KS and Gary Dees of
Garland, TX; a daughter, Ila Mae Andersen of Morrison, CO; a brother, Harvey Mehl of Holyrood; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Ladies Aid, Ellsworth County Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth on February 17, 1992 and 1 great -grandchild.
Visitations will be at Parsons Funeral Home, 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 and memorial service and interment will be held Friday, October 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 9 a.m.  with Pastor Lloyd Sprick officiating.
Interment at the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and Good Samaritan
Retirement Village.

Bette L. Warta 1921-2000 
TOPEKA - Bette L. Warta 79, Topeka, died Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Topeka
Hospice House.
Mrs. Warta was born Bette L. Weber on Aug. 10, 1921, at Ellsworth and was a resident of Topeka since 1963, moving from Davenport, Iowa. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
Her husband, Dr. Arthur L., died in 1999.
Survivors include two sons Dr. Ronald of Topeka and Darrell of Wichita; a
daughter, Denise Dwerlkotte of St. Charles, Mo; a sister, Pat Stiles of
Wilson; eight grandchildren; and five great grand-grandchildren.
The funeral was at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka. Cremation will
follow the service with inurnment at a late date.
Memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, Project Growth,
5973 S.W. 25th, Topeka 66614.

Cecil Grubb 1914-2000 
ELLSWORTH - Cecil W. Grubb, 86, died Oct. 5, at his home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1914, at Ellsworth, the son of Harry A. and Ina S.
Baker Grubb. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth, served on the school board
for 18 years, and provided temporary foster care.
On Aug 9, 1936, he married Mildred Bender at Ellsworth. she died May 25,
1997.
Survivors include: a son, Eldon Holle, Wichita; two daughters, Virginia
Dolezal and Jane Kohls, both of Ellsworth; a sister, Jennie Kratzer,
Lorraine; seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, with Pastor Gary Wolf presiding. Burial will be in the Ellsworth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or to the Ellsworth County Healthcare
Foundation, both in care of Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N Lincoln, 67439.

William H. Hutchison 1944-2000 
BUSHTON - William H. Hutchison, 56, of Bushton died October 9, 2000 at the Central Kansas Medical Center - St. Rose Campus, Great Bend. He was born in Ft. Stockton, TX on July 28, 1944, the is son of Henry M. and Hazel
Hutchinson of Bushton (formerly of Olathe, KS).
He was a truck driver for several companies, including Florolla Trucking of
Iowa. He was a veteran of the Air Force were he served in Vietnam. He
married Kathleen Ellen Kokstis on June 5, 1993 at Olathe, KS.
Hutchison was a member of the VFW and AA, both of Olathe.
Survivors include wife Kathleen Ellen of Bushton; daughter Pam Farrington of
Bushton; mother Hazel Simmons of Goldsboro, NC; 2 sisters Bonnie Sue Gupton of Goldsboro, NC and Deloris Thompson of Atlanta, GA; a brother Richard
Hutchinson of Ft. Worth, TX; a stepson William Joseph Bauer of Olathe, KS
and a grandson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 14 at the Assembly of God Church in Ellsworth. Paster Exie Barber will be officiating. He will be
cremated.
Memorial may be made to the Assembly of God Church - Ellsworth.

Lena V. Gravino 1916-2000 
ELLSWORTH - Lena V. Gravino, 84, died Oct. 9 at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Villa Grace, Ellsworth.
Mrs. Gravino was born to Elizabeth (Cardoha) and John Lamberta on Sept. 25, 1916 in Kanopolis where she lived most of her life. She married Phillip
Thomas Gravino on Feb. 5, 1939 in Kansas City, MO and was a homemaker and owner/operator of Quality Food Market in Kanopolis 1947-1961.  She was a member of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Kanopolis and the Altar Society.
Survivors include a son Phillip, Jr. of Miami, FL; a daughter, Grace
Arensman of Kanopolis; a sister, Vita Sclara, Plant City, FL, one brother
Steve Lambert, of Warsaw, MO and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip on Sept. 29, 1977 and three sister, Tita, Genevive and Mary.
The vigil service will be held Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home,
Ellsworth. Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Ignatius Catholic
Church, Kanopolis and interment will be in the Kanopolis Cemetery with
Father Daniel Scheetz as officiant.
Visitation will be Thursday 1-8 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home and 1-2 p.m.
Friday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Kanopolis.

Evelyn M. Walker 1906-2000 
SALINA - Evelyn Walker, 94, Salina died Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Smoky Hill
Rehabilitation Center, Salina.
Mrs. Walker was born Evelyn M. Sheridan on June 16, 1906, at St. Louis and had been a longtime resident of Carneiro before moving to Salina. She was a homemaker, a nanny and taught piano lessons in the Carneiro and Brookville area. She was a former member of Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, Carneiro, where she had been church pianist and Methodist Ladies Aide, Carneiro. She also served on the Governor's Kansas Commission on Aging.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 1963; two sons, Frank S.
in 1985 and Robert A. in 1993; a daughter, Sherry L., in 1949; and two
grandchildren, Nancy Vanek and Ron Zimmerman.
Survivors included four sons, Ray C., Donald and William D. "Bill", all of
Brookville and Duane W. of Canton; seven daughters, Virginia M. Vanek,
Brookville, Ramona J. Wegner, Geri A. Elam, Dixie L. Walker and Ernestine N. Allen, all of Salina, Helen P. Pflughoeft of Ellsworth and Berneice M.
Zimmerman of North Platte, NE; 42 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was Oct. 11 at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Salina, the Rev. Dennis Patience officiating. Burial was in the Carneiro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Carneiro Webster Hall or Carneiro Methodist Church in care of the family.

Valeria B. Schmoekel 1916-2000 
JUNCTION CITY - Valeria B. Schmoekle, 84, died, October 7, at Geary County Hospital, Junction City.
Mrs. Schmoekel was born to Emma (Schultz) and Reinhold Pflughoeft on March 25, 1916 at Ellsworth County, was a lifetime resident and married Fred Schmoekel on August 14, 1938.  She was a homemaker,  worked at the Ellsworth Good Samaritan Center in the kitchen and served on numerous church groups, sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth.
Survivors include a son, Robert of Junction City, a daughter Janet Sundgren
of Merced, CA; two brothers Harvey of Loveland, CO; Lester Pflughoeft of
Ellsworth; one sister, Lorinda Stevens of Rupert, ID; 5 grandchildren and 3
great-grandchildren.
She was precede in death by her husband, Fred on Dec. 12, 1998.
The funeral will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church,
Ellsworth with Pastor Gary Wolf as officiant. Interment will be in the
Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday 1-8 p.m. at the Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N.
Lincoln, Ellsworth, 67439, and on Friday, 9 a.m. until the service time at
the church.
Memorial maybe made to the church or the Good Samaritan Retirement Centers of Ellsworth or Junction City.

Bill G. Mark 1928-2000 
WETUMKA. OK - Bill G. Mark was born Nov. 3, 1928 to Fred Mark and Claudia Lee Daniels Marks and passed fROm this life Oct. 4 at the Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma at the age of 71. His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Mark was raised in the Seminole area and attended Bowlegs school.
Following graduation he attended East Central State College in Ada and Ft.
Hays University, Hays, beginning a career in education. He taught school in
Oklahoma and Kansas and was elementary principal in Wetumka. He retired from education in 1985.
Mr. Mark honorably served his country by serving in the U.S. Army serving
World War II.
In 1977 he was married to the former Mildred Johnson. He resided in the
Wetumka area for the past 23 years. Following his retirement from teaching,
he began a dozer  operation and hauling service.
He was member of the First Baptist Church in Wetumka and was a Mason.
Survivors include: his  wife Mildred of the home; 2 daughters Pamela Jo
Binder of Hays and Denise Luedtke of Wichita; a brother Jim Mark of Coral
Springs, Florida, 2 sisters, Wanda Dyer of Docula, Georgia and Pat  Austin
of Houston, TX; five grandchildren,   several nieces and  nephews.
Funeral services were Oct. 7 at the First Baptist Church in Wetumka with
Rev. Mark Bright, officiating. Interment will be in the Wetumka Cemetery
under the direction of the Williamson Funeral Home.

Robert L. Ploutz 1944-2000 
ELLSWORTH - Robert L. "Bob" Ploutz, 55, died, October 9, at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth.
Mr. Ploutz was born to Alice (Bray) and Carl Ploutz on Dec. 5, 1944,
Kanopolis and was a lifetime resident. He worked for the Ellsworth County
Noxious Weed Department and was a member of the Kanopolis American Legion, the volunteer fire department and he was a US Army veteran, serving from 1963-1966 .
Survivors include a son, Sid Ploutz of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Tina
Steinert, Gorham; Elizabeth Ploutz, Kanopolis; parents, Karl and Alice
Ploutz of Kanopolis; a brother Karl Ploutz of Kanopolis; two sisters, Anita
Schwerdtfeger, Ellsworth; Linnea Beebe, Kanopolis and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Parsons Funeral Home,
Ellsworth.
Visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1-8 p.m. and  Thursday 8 a.m. - service
time Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, with Father Daniel Scheetz
officiating.  Burial will be in the Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorials maybe made to the Kanopolis Volunteer Fire Department in care of the Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.

Preston S. Grubb 1922-2000 
WICHITA - Preston S. Grubb, 78, of Wichita died Sept. 11 after a long
illness. He was born in Kanopolis, the son of Warren and Mary Grubb and a
graduate of Kanopolis High School. He was an army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife Pauline; two sisters, Marion Grubb and Phyllis
Streiff, all of Wichita.
Burial was Sept. 14 in Resthaven Cemetery with military services.

Mary Lou Miner 1927-2000
BEVERLY HILLS, CA-Mary Lou Miner, 72, Los Angeles, CA. died May 10 after a long illness. She was born August 13, 1927 to George D. Miner and Marie L. Hupfe Miner, in Ellsworth. Miss Miner studied the violin and played in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Later she chose a modeling career and modeled for Vogue magazine, then moved to L. A. where she opened a travel agency and retired in 1995.
Survivors include first cousins, Jeanne Sommer Hannon, Wichita; Mirian
Sommers Robinson, Indianapolis, IN; Meribelle Miner, Spokane, WA, and
Roberta Miner.
A memorial service and Inurnment will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at the
Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Mark Kayser officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation, to the
church, in care of the Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N.  Lincoln, Ellsworth
67439.

Clarence Zelenka 1911-2000
ELLSWORTH - Clarence Zelenka, 88, Ellsworth, died Thursday, Sept, 28 at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Zelenka was born Dec. 24, 1911, at Wilson and was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County. He was a retired mechanic for Shanelec Implement and Lloyd Implement, He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth and American Legion Post 174 of Ellsworth and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, Great Bend. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John, a sister Ruby, a stepson,
Richard, and a step-granddaughter, Shaun.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty of Ellsworth; a stepdaughter, Marjorie
Jensen of Marion; three step-grandaughters, a step-great-grandson, three
nieces and one nephew.
The funeral was Monday at the Parson Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln,
Ellsworth, 67439. Pastor Mark Kayser officiating. Burial was in Ellsworth
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Cancer Aid and Research, Great Bend Post 3111.

John K. Peterman 1911-2000
LINCOLN - John K. Peterman, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 28 at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Peterman was born June 2, 1911, in Ellsworth County and was a lifetime
resident of Lincoln County. He was a retired farmer-stockman and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Olga of Lincoln; two daughters Darlene White of
Columbia, MO and Dorren Espey of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Donald of Lincoln, and Delvin of Salina; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday, Oct. 2, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert Schaedel officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church and the American Diabetes Association in care of Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.

Eleonore A. Haase 1923-2000
ELLSWORTH - Eleonore A. Haase, 93, died Oct. 1 at the Good Samaritan
Retirement Village - Villa Grace. Mrs. Haase was born to Augusta Kohls and
Ernest Bohl Sr. on March 29, 1907. She married Gerhard Haase on Nov. 25, 1926 and  was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County. She was a  homemaker and a member of the Dorcas Society, Ladies Aide and the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. Her husband died in 1996.
Survivors include a son, Delmar of North Kansas City, MO; and a brother
Ernest Bohl of Ellsworth.
The funeral was Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, the Rev. Gary Wolf officiating. Burial was in the Ellsworth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N.  Lincoln, Ellsworth  67439.

Don L. Hoffman 1921-2000
Kanopolis - Don L. Hoffman, 78, died October 3 at the Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Hoffman was born on Dec. 26, 1921 and lived most of his life in
Ellsworth County. He worked on the Ottawa County  Sheriff Dept. and as a
custodian at the Ottawa County Courthouse and Independent Salt Co.,
Kanopolis. He was a US Army World War II veteran and a member of the
Minneapolis American Legion and the United Methodist Church, Kanopolis.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Jean Hoffman.
Survivors include his wife, of 55 yrs. Donna (Priddy) Hoffman, Kanopolis; a
son, Dale Hoffman, Minneapolis; two daughters, Janis Miles, Kanopolis, and
LeAnn Dickerman, Minneapolis; two sisters Ruth Stout, Wilson and Jean Aldy, Jonesboro, LA. and nine grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside
services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Kanopolis Cemetery,
Kanopolis with Pastor Rodger Constable officiating. Memorials maybe made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be Thursday 1-8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - noon at Parsons
Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln.


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