Verla M. Gardner
Verla M. Gardner, 88, El Dorado, passed away Monday
morning, June 18, 2001, at a local nursing home in El Dorado.
Mrs. Gardner was born April 24, 1913, at Lindsborg,
Kansas, daughter of Oscar F. and Mary W. (Woods) Turnquist. She
grew up in the Lindsborg and Marquette area.
She graduated from McPherson High School in McPherson. She was united
in marriage on May 27, 1931, to James Archie Gardner
at McPherson. Mr. Gardner passed away on January 22, 1983.
A few years after the couple were married, they
moved to Wichita, where they lived for over 30 years. In 1968 they
to El Dorado, and in 1980 they moved to Peabody
where they lived for several years before moving back to El Dorado.
Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker. She had worked
for the McPherson County Courthouse when she and her husband had
lived in McPherson. She was a member of
the Westside Christian Church, Wichita, and the First Christian Church,
Dorado. She belonged to the Church Circle
in both churches. She was also a Brownie leader, loved to spend long
working in her garden, and loved to travel, visiting
almost every state in the United States. But her true passion was
family, her grandchildren meant the world to her.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and
husband were one son LaDean Gardner, and one grandson, Ronald James
Survivors include one daughter, Melinda Gaines
and her husband, Herbert, Cassoday; and one grandson, Bo Gaines, also of
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
June 21, 2001, at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
Association in care of Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, 224 W. Ash, El
Dorado, Kansas 67042
The Marquette Tribune, June 27, 2001
Theodore Leroy Sellberg
Theodore Leroy Sellberg, 84, McPherson, passed
away Friday, June 8, 2001, at Via Christi-St. Francis RMC, Wichita,
He was born November 1, 1916, at Marquette, Kansas,
son of Arthur and Ellen (Olson) Sellberg, and was a McPherson
County resident since birth.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
in the Pacific Theater Operation. He married Maxine Dodge Brennan
October 20, 1954, at the New Gottland Lutheran
Church Parsonage, rural McPherson. He was a retired farmer and truck
driver for Farmland Industries, McPherson.
He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #2715,
and American Legion Post #24, both of McPherson.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra
Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of the home;
one son, Tom Brennan, Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Rhonda Wild,
Overland Park; one brother, Robert Sellberg, McPherson;
four sisters, Rosalie Borg, Lindsborg, Marie Larson and Adeline
Schafer, both of McPherson, and Grace George,
Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday,
June 11, 2001, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, with Rev.
Michael Fibranz officiating. Burial was
in the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church
or the American Cancer Society.
The Marquette Tribune, June 27, 2001
June 6, 2001
Avis M. Anderson 1918 - 2001
Avis M. Anderson, 82, passed away Thursday, May
24, 2001, at Hutchinson
She was born September 1, 1918, near Sterling,
Kansas, the daughter of
Albert Harmon and Zetta Mae Cosat Frye.
A Hutchinson resident since 1951,
she was a homemaker and was an assembly line person
for pickles, jellies,
and jams at Western Foods, retiring in 1961.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, the
137th Infantry Division and
the C Company Auxiliary.
On August 27, 1951, she married Clarence R. Anderson
at Little Rock,
Arkansas. He survives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bert Frye,
and a sister, Fay Gibson,
who with her husband Elmer taught dance classes
in Marquette for several
Other survivors include: a son, Gary Anderson,
Hutchinson; two brothers,
Bill Frye, Nickerson, and George Frye, Hutchinson;
five sisters, Maudie
Brack, Clara Ketchum, Nellie Neuschwander, Peggie
Phipps and Ora Henry, all
of Hutchinson; two grandchildren, Peter Anderson,
Manhattan, and Stephanie
Anderson, Providence, Rhode Island; and a sister-in-law,
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May
30, 2001 at Elliott Mortuary
Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor John E. Schroeppel
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
The Marquette Tribune, June 6, 2001
Doris L. Bishop
1921 - 2001
Friends received word of the death of Doris L.
Bishop (nee Anderson), 86, Schaumberg, Illinois, who spent summers in
Marquette during her youth and young adulthood.
She was a niece to Gus Miller, and known to Linda Crosby, Marquette,
through their shared cousin, Charles Miller.
Doris was born in Chicago, Illinois, November
30, 1914. She passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Friendship Village
Schaumberg. She was the beloved wife of
Melvin Bishop; loving mother of Beverly (Roy) Swanson and Barry Bishop;
cherished grandmother of five; and great-grandmother
Funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m. Friday,
July 6, 2001, at Oaks Funeral Home, Itasca, Illinois. A private burial
The Marquette Tribune, July 25, 2001
Trinidad C. Jimenez
1921 - 2001
Trinidad C. Jimenez, 92, Coto Laurel, Puerto Rico,
passed away Friday, July 20, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
Mrs. Jimenez was born Trinidad C. Lopez on June
8, 1909, at Gurabo, Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Arturo, died in 1977.
Survivors include 11 children, including Iris
Peterson, McPherson; numerous grandchildren, among those Virginia Spohn,
Little River; and numerous great-grandchildren,
among those Jodi and Quaid Spohn, Little River.
The funeral will be held at a later date in Gurabo,
Puerto Rico. Burial will be in Gurabo Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
July 11, 2001
Barbara Ann Solt passed away at Belvue, Nebraska,
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the age of 79 years. The daughter of
Fred and Eva (Stinson) Walters, she was born November
7, 1921, at Marquette, Kansas. She was a graduate of
Marquette High School, and worked at the Berquist
Drug Store after graduation from high school. She was married to
Howard Solt at Salina, on November 11, 1943.
The couple lived in Marquette and later in Colorado
Springs until Howard's discharge from the Army. They then moved
back to Marquette and lived there for a short
time. Howard was employed in bridge construction and much of their
life was spent in California, Washington, and
Oregon. The family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in the early 1960s where
Howard was employed as a bridge construction superintendent
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard
(Red) Solt, and her parents. Survivors include two sons, Burt Solt,
and his wife, Marsha, Richardson, Texas, Jim Solt,
and his wife, Julie, of Omaha, Nebraska; one daughter, Nancy Solt,
Belvue, Nebraska; five grandchildren, and one
brother, James J. (J.J.) Walters, and his wife, Kathryn, Topeka.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 2, 2001,
at the Belvue Cemetery.
The Marquette Tribune, July 11, 2001
John Newton Warren, 66, Hutchinson, formerly of
Conway, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2001, at the Hutchinson
He was born August 24, 1934 on a farm in rural
Barber County, son of Guy William and Marjorie Flo Edwards Warren.
He was a resident of Hutchinson, since September
1995, and was a retired manager for Texaco Underground Storage
Terminal in Conway, Kansas, where he had lived
for 25 years. He was a Kansas State University graduate with a degree
Economics. He served in the United States
Army and the National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was
of the Congregational Christian Church, Little
River, Masonic Lodge, Lions Club, Optimist Club, Stafford Gun Club, Smoky
Valley Saddle Club in Marquette, and the Rockin
J JR Rodeo.
He married Roxie Smith on February 25, 1962 in
Survivors include his wife, Roxie Warren, Hutchinson;
one son, Kenneth Newton Warren, White Bear Lake, Minnesota;
two daughters, Shelia Grimes, Garnett, and Sherry
Warren, Lawrence; four brothers, Don Warren, Liberal, Bill Warren,
Clearwater, Phil Warren, Indiana, and Stephen
Warren, Texas; two sisters, Katherine Bowie, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
and Barbara Minor, Virginia; and one aunt, Mary
Turnbull, Medicine Lodge.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday,
July 5, 2001, at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with
Rev. Bill Best officiating. Burial was in
Fairlawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to the John Warren Lifetime
Achievement Award or the Kansas State University Rodeo
Association, both in care of Johnson and Sons
Funeral Home, Hutchinson.
July 4th, 2001
Marvelyn Fay Gray
1943 - 2001
Marvelyn (Marvey) Fay Kaufman Gray, 57, McPherson,
formerly of Marquette, passed away Friday, June 22, 2001, at
McPherson Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 9, 1943, at Newton, Kansas,
daughter of Marvin B. and Edith M. Stucky Kaufman. She attended
Central Christian College, McPherson, and Greenville
College, Greenville, Illinois. She was a teacher for the Santiago
Christian School in the Dominican Republic for
four years. She was also a piano teacher, substitute teacher, and
with her husband in Waste Management Systems and
McPherson County Landfill.
She was a member of the Free Methodist Church,
McPherson, and was a former member of the McPherson Mennonite
Church and Churches of God General Conference.
On August 21, 1965, she married William (Bill)
E. Gray at McPherson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Gray, McPherson;
two sons, Marvin Gray, Seattle, Washington, and Marc Gray, San
Diego, California; one sister, Mary Beth Anderson,
McPherson; and three brothers, George Kaufman, Henderson,
Nebraska, Peter Kaufman, McPherson, and Daniel
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
June 27, 2001, at the Free Methodist Church, McPherson, with
Revs. Claude "Tom" Griffith and Tom Mayse presiding.
Burial was in the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.
Memorials may be sent to the International Child
Care Ministries, in memory of Marvelyn Fay Kaufman Gray.
The Marquette Tribune, July 4, 2001
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