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Kenneth A. Erickson 1912 - 2001
  Kenneth (Kenny) Albin Erickson, 88, Marquette, passed away Friday, May 11,
  2001, at Riverview Estates, Marquette.
  Kenny was born October 9, 1912, at Falun, Kansas, son of Albin and Mattie
  (Kimble) Erickson.  He was united in marriage to Norma Crist on May 11, 1934
  at the Marquette United Methodist Church.  They farmed until moving to town
  in 1975.  Norma passed away on January 14, 1992.
  Kenny was a past member of the school board, the Township board and was a
  member of the Marquette United Methodist Church and the Marquette Senior
  Center.
  Survivors include one son, Don Erickson and wife, Rose, rural Marquette; one
  daughter, Sharon Jader; two sisters, Arlene Tuegel, Sandy Springs, Maryland,
  and LuRee Evans, Yuma, Arizona; eight grandchildren; fourteen
  great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven
  step-great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m Monday, May 14, 2001 in the
  Marquette United Methodist Church, with Pastor Larry Brock presiding.
  Burial was in the Marquette Cemetery, north of Marquette.
  Memorials may be made to Riverview Estates, Marquette United Methodist
  Church, or Marquette Senior Center.
  Olson's Funeral Home, Marquette, was in charge of the arrangements.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 23, 2001
 
 

  Marian Rummel 1920 - 2001
  Marian Rummel, 80, Marquette, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Salina
  Regional Health Center.
  Mrs. Rummel was born Marian Bennett on June 1, 1920, at Morrill, Nebraska.
  She had lived in Marquette for six years, moving from Strong City.  She was
  a homemaker and member of the Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd H. in 1976, a son, Roland
  "Pody" Rummel, and a grandson.
  Survivors include eight sons, Richard Rummel and Rodney Rummel, both of
  Minutare, Nebraska, Ray Rummel, Lawrence Rummel and Randy Rummel, all of
  Salina, Russell Rummel, Strong City, Ronald Rummel, Ellis, and Robbin
  Rummel, McPherson; two daughters, Rita Brown and Rhonda McEachern, both of
  Marquette; two brothers, Glen Bennett, Casper, Wyoming, and George Bennett,
  Gillette, Wyoming; six sisters, Nell Maddox and Lela Young, both of Sidney,
  Nebraska, Della Weber, Bothell, Washington, Myrul Brown, North Platte,
  Nebraska, Lana Espejo, McMinville, Oregon, and Dema Speer, Grand Island,
  Nebraska; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in the Elim
  Lutheran Church, Marquette, with Pastor Larry Cross officiating.  Burial was
  in the Marquette Cemetery, north of Marquette.
  Memorials may be made to the church.
  Olson's Funeral Home, Marquette, handled the arrangements.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 23, 2001
 
 

  Otis L. Gomer ­ 1905 - 2001
  Mingnon P. Gomer ­ 1907 - 2001
  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the Elim
  Lutheran Church, Marquette, for Otis L. Gomer and Mingnon P. Gomer, with
  Pastor Larry Cross officiating.  The family will be at the service and at
  the lunch following to greet friends.  Inurnment will be at a later date at
  the Lutheran Cemetery, west of Marquette.
  Otis L. Gomer, 94, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2000, at Hospice House
  Woodside, Pinellas Park, Florida.
  Mingnon P. (Ping) Gomer, 92, passed away Monday, October 9, 2000, at Hospice
  House Woodside, Pinellas Park, Florida.
  Otis was born November 5, 1905, at Lost Springs, Kansas, son of John and
  Erika (Pearson) Gomer.
  Mingnon was born October 20, 1907, at Langley, Kansas, daughter of Foster
  and Emma (Johnson) Buffington.
  Both families of Otis and Mingnon moved to Marquette, Kansas, during their
  early ages where they attended schools.  They were united in marriage on
  November 14, 1927.
  After their marriage, they moved to Glasco, Kansas where Otis worked in a
  meat market.  Later, he became a meat market manager for Safeway stores at
  various locations in Kansas.  In 1945 Otis and Mingnon returned to Marquette
  and bought a farm, raising crops and feeding cattle.  In 1957 they sold
  their farm and moved to Florida and bought a motel on Clearwater Beach.
  After operating the motel, Otis worked in real estate until retirement at
  the age of 65 in 1970.
  Preceding Otis in death were his parents, two brothers, Dawsey Gomer and
  Orville Gomer, two sisters, Lola Smith and Gladys Jost, and one daughter,
  Twila McClung.
  Preceding Mingnon in death were her parents, two brothers, John Buffington
  and Leo Buffington, three sisters, Mildred Wilson, Mabel Sharkey, and Myrtle
  Griggs, and one daughter, Twila McClung.
  Otis is survived by one brother, Leroy Gomer, Yuba City, California.
  Survivors of Otis and Mingnon include one daughter, Reta Gomer Loy, four
  grandchildren, Kelly Otis McClung, Joe Britt McClung, Dea Loy Guzzi, and
  John Foster Loy, and three great-grandchildren, Joe Roger McClung, Kyle
  Kelly McClung, and Bradley Foster Loy, all of Florida.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 23, 2001
  May 16, 2001
  Harry Ledell Sr.  1907 - 2001
  Harry Ledell Sr., 93, McPherson, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
  Harry was born November 24, 1907, son of Bengt Alfred and Johanna (Nelson) Ledell, at his parents homestead in
  McPherson County.
  A McPherson County resident all of this life, he attended the Hilton Country School in McPherson County.  He was a retired
  wheat and dairy farmer.  On May 1, 1931, he married Gladys Marie Garton at McPherson.  She passed away on
  December 31, 1932.  On May 14, 1940, he married Mary Louise McKeever at Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  She passed
  away March 19, 1988.
  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, where he was an active member, participating in many
  capacities through the years.  He also served as a school board member of Hilton Country Schools.
  Preceding him in death were his parents, spouses, eight sisters, Margaret Schaffer, Agnes Schaffer, Mable Sandahl, Anna
  Nelson, Elva Paulseen, Evalina Johnson, Marcella Larson and Edla Ledell, and one brother, baby boy Ledell.
  Survivors include one son, Jo Ledell, Jr., McPherson; five daughters, Marilyn Reed, Lenexa; Phyllis Bell, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
  Marjorie Ledell, Edmonds, Washington, Judy Ledell, Atchinson, and Julia Slaven, Kansas City, Missouri; one brother,
  Burdett Ledell, McPherson; one sister, Esther Hjerpe, McPherson; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
  A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, with Rev.
  Michael Fibranz officiating.  Burial was in the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.
  Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 16, 2001

  Leo E. Anderson 1924 - 2001
  Leo E. Anderson, 77, Lindsborg, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Lindsborg Community Hospital.
  He was born May 2, 1924, at rural Smolan, Kansas, son of Emmanuel and Naomi (Carlson) Anderson.
  He was a retired dairy farmer and rural mail carrier.  He was a lifetime area resident of Lindsborg and Smolan.
  He was a member of the Salemsborg Lutheran Church, rural Smolan, where he served on the church council.  He was also a
  member of the American Legion Emil Pinkall Post #140, and a former member of the McPherson Legion Basketball Team in
  1949.
  He was a U.S. Seabees veteran of World War II.
  On June 10, 1951, he married JoAnn Lindgren at Salina.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Harley Anderson.
  Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Anderson, Lindsborg; a son, Doug Anderson, Lindsborg; three daughters, Lynda
  Anderson, Washington, Jane MacDonald, and Sonja Anderson, both of Smolan; three brothers, Norman Anderson, Long
  Beach, California, Paul Anderson, McPherson, and Dave Anderson, Lindsborg; a sister, Ilene Cooper, Salina; six
  grandchildren and one great-grandson.
  Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Salemsborg Lutheran Church, rural Smolan, with
  the Revs. Ray Mai and Don Hawk officiating.  Burial was in the Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery, rural Smolan.
  Memorials may be made to the Salemsborg Lutheran Church or Lindsborg Community Hospital.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 16, 2001

  Myra A. Anderson 1920 - 2001
  Myra Aileen Anderson, 80, Lindsborg, passed away Friday morning, May 4, 2001, at the Lindsborg Community Hospital.
  Aileen was born October 19, 1920 at Union, Kansas, daughter of Arthur and Helen (Shay) Barngrover.
  She attended country schools in Kingman County where she returned each year for their annual school reunion in Kingman.
   She was a graduate of Kingman High School.  At 20 years of age, she went to Welder's School in Wichita where her
  parents were living and met Chloris Hendershot.  The girls have been life long friends after their experiences at Beech
  Aircraft.  Aileen visited in Marquette with the Hendershot family and became one of the family as the years went on.  She
  worked in the American Red Cross office in Wichita for more than ten years.  At this time, she met Estel Anderson.  She and
  Estel were united in marriage on June 22, 1956 in Wichita.  They both worked in Wichita before he joined the construction
  company that was building the interstate highways around Kansas City.  They lived in Cameron, Missouri for 19 years until
  Estel's retirement.  They then chose to retire in Lindsborg so they moved there in 1983.  Estel passed away March 8, 1991.
  Memberships include the Trinity United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, both in Lindsborg, the Marquette
  Moderns of which she was a past president and the Marquette Town and Country Club.  She was an active worker for the
  Lindsborg Senior Center.  Until the Bowling Lanes closed in Lindsborg, she was an avid bowler in Cameron and Lindsborg.
   She transferred her Rebakah Lodge membership from Cameron to the McPherson Myrtle Lodge.
  Aileen did beautiful handwork, knitting and crocheting beautiful tablecloths, afghans, and baby sweaters for all.  She also
  enjoyed embroidery and quilting quilts.
  Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, one sister, Virginia, and one brother, Glen.
  Survivors include her step-son, Gary Anderson and wife, Linda, North Richland Hills, Texas; two grandsons, Christopher
  Anderson, Dallas, Texas, and Jerod Anderson, Fort Collins, Colorado; one brother, Wilbur Barngrover, Belle Plaine; nieces
  and nephew.
  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001 in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg, with
  Pastor David Smith officiating.  Burial was in the Marquette Cemetery, north of Marquette.
  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United
 
  May 9, 2001
  Florence E. Beene   1911 to 2001
  Florence Edna Beene, 89, Wellington, passed away late Friday afternoon,
  April 27, 2001, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.
  She was born the daughter of Edward Sherman Babcock and Nellie Florence Zoll
  on November 26, 1911, at Jetmore, Kansas.
  On April 19, 1939, she married Oscar "Curly" Beene at Wellington.  Oscar
  died September 5, 1982.
  Florence graduated from Wellington High School in 1929.  She attended
  Friends University and graduated from the Kansas School of Cosmetology.
  Florence started her career in Wellington, having worked at various beauty
  shops before starting her own.  In 1956, she opened Florence's Beauty Shop
  and operated the shop until she retired in 1983.  She moved to the Wheat
  Capital Manor that year and continued to do hair for some of the residents.
  She had a fondness for dolls, hat pins, and hat pin holders.  She had an
  extensive collection of all three.  Florence loved to cook and had won the
  Mayor's Cookie Jar Award at the Wheat Festival.  One of her favorite things
  to do was play the Kazoo for the Wheat Capital Band.  Florence was working
  with Mildred Stalcup on the history of the First United Methodist Church
  where she was a devoted member to the church and to her savior Jesus Christ.
  Florence was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Henry
  Donald Babcock, and Wayne Babcock, and two sisters, Olive McCoy and Ruby
  Johnson.
  Survivors include one son, Edward Beene, Mesa, Arizona; two daughters and
  their husbands, Annette and Larry Myers, Edmond, Oklahoma, and Janet (Jan)
  and Lyle (Corky) Saum, Marquette; a step-daughter and husband, Sue and Rich
  Cale, Las Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, Neva Troutman and Virginia Messenger,
  both of Enid, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the First
  United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Quentin Bennett officiating.  Burial
  was in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
  Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church Building and
  Grounds Fund, 202 West Harvey, Wellington, Kansas  67152, in loving memory
  of Florence.
  The Marquette Tribune, May 9, 2001
  May 2, 2001
  Roger L. Daeschner 1937 - 2001

  Roger Lee Daeschner, 64, Houston, Texas, formerly of Conway, Kansas, passed
  away Tuesday, April 17, 1934.
  He was a teacher and high school principal.  He also created and sold
  woodcrafts.
  Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three sons, R. Todd Daeschner, Wichita,
  Troy Daeschner, Round Rock, Texas, and Tim Daeschner, Lake Jackson, Texas;
  one stepson, Jeff Vyner, Houston, Texas; a brother, Jay Daeschner, Rising
  Sun, Indiana, formerly of Marquette; six grandchildren and three
  step-grandchildren.
  A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2001 at King of
  Glory Lutheran Church, Houston.
  The family has suggested blood donations to be made to any blood bank in his
  memory.
  (Editor's note:  The address for Jay Daeschner is 117 N. High Street, Rising
  Sun, Indiana  47040.)
  The Marquette Tribune, May 2, 2001


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