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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 moved
  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, El
  Dorado.  She belonged to the Church Circle in both churches.  She was also a Brownie leader, loved to spend long hours
  working in her garden, and loved to travel, visiting almost every state in the United States.  But her true passion was her
  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
  "R.J." Gaines.
  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 on
  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 Brennan.
  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
  Hospital, 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, Helen Spohn,
  Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at Elliott Mortuary
  Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor John E. Schroeppel presiding.
  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 in
  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 of 13.
  Funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at Oaks Funeral Home, Itasca, Illinois.  A private burial was

  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 Association.

  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 married
  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 and estimator.
  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 in
  Economics.  He served in the United States Army and the National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.  He was a member
  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 Oklahoma.
  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 partner
  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 Kaufman, Wichita.
  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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