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Berta Mae Emrie
Berta Mae Emrie, 80, formerly of 316 North Cleveland, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Oct. 11, 1917, at St. John, the daughter of James Nathan and Bertha Mae Miles Holmes. A Hutchinson resident since 1966, formerly of Stafford, she was a homemaker and day-care operator and had been a waitress at the former Wilson's Lunch and Jackson's Big Dipper.

She belonged to Temple Baptist Church, Hutchinson.

On Nov. 14, 1937, she married Earl L. Emrie at St. John. He died Jan. 21, 1978.

Survivors include: a son, Harold L., Arlington; a daughter, Roberta D. Sallee, Hutchinson; a sister, Lula Poe, Wichita; a sister-in-law, Angalena Holmes, Hutchinson; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Art, Woodrow and Bud Holmes; and two sisters, Anna Poe and Millie Holmes.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church, Hutchinson, with Pastor Willard D. Stafford presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the mortuary.

Dorsey Dewitt Baker

GAINESVILLE, Texas - Dorsey Dewitt Baker, 71, formerly of Newton, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 17, 1926, at Tonkawa, Okla., the son of William and Edith Taylor Baker. A Gainesville resident for the past 20 years, formerly of Newton, he was an owner/operator in the manufactured housing industry.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He married Connie Feist at Weatherford, Texas. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Dorsey L., Gainesville; two daughters, Sherre DeeAnn Winkle, Wichita; and Marilyn Kay Baker, Newton; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Vernon; and two sisters, Zona Jones and Hazel Baker.

Parish wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ellinwood, with Father Joseph Bahr presiding. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, north of Ellinwood.

Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth V. `Kenny' Caywood

STERLING - Kenneth V. "Kenny" Caywood, 84, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Lyons District Hospital.

He was born Aug. 22, 1913, at rural Nickerson, the son of Vernon O. and Lucy Belle Ferrier Caywood. A lifetime Sterling resident, he was a retired farmer, truck driver and owner of the former Sterling Cleaners.

He belonged to Sterling Evangelical Mennonite Church.

On May 24, 1936, he married Wilma Engbrecht at Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Ron and Mickey, both of Hutchinson, Larry, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Donald and Steve, both of Sterling; a daughter, Judy Nelson, Rose Hill; two sisters, Doris White, Elkhart, and Elmo Ditgen, Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Verdena Edwards.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sterling Evangelical Mennonite Church, rural Sterling, with the Revs. Brent Preston and Glen Holman presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sillin Funeral Home, Sterling. Burial will be in Sterling Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University or to Sterling College, all in care of the funeral home.

Homer F. `Brownie' Brown

PRATT - Homer F. "Brownie" Brown, 82, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 24, 1915, at Haviland, the son of John and Opal Wilkinson Brown. A lifelong Pratt area resident, he was a retired engineer for Rock Island Railroad.

He belonged to Friends Church, Pratt.

On Oct. 6, 1940, he married Edith M. Corbet at Trousdale. She died Sept. 7, 1985. On Jan. 10, 1986, he married Phylotis I. Chance at Pratt. She died April 15, 1995.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert F., Wichita, and Richard D., Iuka; two brothers, Earl "Hap," Turon, and Gale "Dude," Spearman, Texas; two sisters, Viona Whitney, Haviland, and Zona Finch, Greensburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sam and George; and two sisters, Zita Corbet and Zelma Sanford.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with Chaplain John Havens presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and prior to service time Wednesday, all at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the mortuary.

Henrietta C. Hilger

ARGONIA - Henrietta C. Hilger, 71, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Norwich Care Center.

She was born Oct. 3, 1926, at St. Mark. She attended St. Mark Catholic School. An Argonia resident since 1964, formerly of Conway Springs, Ost and Garden Plain, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Danville, and the Altar Society.

On Aug. 25, 1947, she married Hugo Fredrick Hilger at Conway Springs. He died March 27, 1996.

Survivors include: four sons, Gary J., Milton, Duane J. and Clyde A., both of Norwich, and Kevin L., Argonia; three daughters, Susan M. Main, Argonia, Armella R. Ayres, Norwich, and Donna M. Ast, Conway Springs; six brothers, Tony Leis, Wichita, Cecil Leis, Derby, Victor and Marcus Leis, both of Rose Hill, Bob Leis, Cedarvale, and John Lies, Conway Springs; four sisters, Betty Gehlen, Moran, Lola Small, Navarre, Fla., Joyce Magnussen, Mulvane, and Nettie Roeder, Wichita; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Conway Springs. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Fathers Robert J. Hartman and David W. Linnebur presiding. Burial will be in Danville Cemetery.

Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Norval D. Deschner

VINITA, Okla. - Norval D. Deschner, 65, died Feb. 6, 1998, at his home near Vinita.

He was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Harvey County, the son of John Christian and Gladys Mead Deschner. He graduated from Newton High School and later Kansas State University with a degree in animal science. He worked in cattle operations at Council Grove and Big Cabin, Okla. Since 1988, he had worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and was farm coordinator in charge of the Agriculture Center at the Northeast Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Vinita.

He belonged to Salem United Methodist Church and Newton Masonic Lodge, both at Newton, the Farm House Fraternity, the Kansas Livestock Association, the Quarter Horse Association, the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association and the Maine-Anjou Association. He served in the U.S. Army.

On July 8, 1956, he married Elaine Olson at Council Grove. She survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Ann Hartness, Vinita; a brother, Mervin J. Deschner, Newton; a granddaughter; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin daughters, Sue Kathleen and Kim Jolene Deschner.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Luginbuel Chapel, Vinita, with the Rev. Leon Landrum presiding. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Four Mile Cemetery, south of Council Grove.

Memorials may be sent to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4117.

Luginbuel Funeral Sevice, Vinita, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen E. Henthorn

DODGE CITY - Helen E. Henthorn, 87, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 7, 1911, at Ulysses, the daughter of Frederick A. and Jessie D. Collins Henthorn. She graduated from Dodge City High School in 1929. She attended Madison State College, Harrisonburg, Va., and Fort Hays State University, where she received a degree in education in 1939. She taught in Ford County, Richland Valley, Concord, Ulysses, Ransom, Sharon Springs and Dodge City, retiring in 1963. She went to work for Paul E. Etrick as an advertising assistant for 19 years.

She belonged to the Church of Christ, the Retired Teachers Association, and was past president of the Nu Chapter of Kappa Pi, all at Dodge City, was a life member of the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association, belonged to the National Honorary Art Association, was past president of the D.C. American Association of University Women, the KNEA, the NEA, and was a member of the Southwest Art Association, the Ford County Historical Association and the A.A.U.W. Evening Book Club.

Survivors include: a sister, Ruth Maple, Rago; and three nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Garrell Kidd presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the Maude Carpenter Children's Home in care of the funeral home.

Bert L. Campbell

ISABEL - Bert L. Campbell, 61, died Feb. 6, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 18, 1936, at Evansville, Ind., the son of Bert B. and Lillian G. Haywood Campbell. An Isabel resident since 1993, moving from Garden City, he was an automobile mechanic.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On June 22, 1970, he married Sarah Ware at Ayer, Mass. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Bert Jr. and William Carlton, both of Maryland, Craig and Russell, both of Isabel, and Christopher S., Garden City; two daughters, Rita Cathyryn, Maryland, and Tammera Kathleen Kreger, Garden City; and 14 grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Isabel Cemetery, with Chaplain John Havens presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, both at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to the Bert L. Campbell Memorial Fund in care of the mortuary.

Bernice R. Ogburn

GARDEN CITY - Bernice R. Ogburn, 86, died Feb. 6, 1998, at Terrace Garden Care Center.

She was born July 10, 1911, at Geneseo, the daughter of Jacob Allen and Amanda Florence Helmer Rotroff. She graduated from Geneseo High School and Kansas State Teachers College, Hays. A Garden city resident since 1946, formerly of Ellsworth, Hays and Pratt, she was a teacher, worked at the post office in Garden City and was employed at the Credit Bureau in Garden City for 10 years, retiring in 1979. Afterward, she worked in the Garden City Community College library until 1988.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Garden City, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

On April 22, 1933, she married Everett Ogburn at Ellsworth. He died April 16, 1970.

Survivors include: a son, Jerry, Palm Springs, Calif.; a daughter, Carolyn Myers, Garden City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Clark.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Garden City, with the Revs. Harry Walz and Janet Hernandez presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to Terrace Garden Care Center or to the Alzheimer's Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

Marie B. Witman

GARDEN CITY - Marie B. Witman, 70, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Tempe, Ariz.

She was born April 28, 1927, at Garden City, the daughter of John William and Esther May Stuckey Rich. She attended schools in rural Finney County and graduated from Garden City High School. A Garden City resident most of her life, she worked as a dairy farmer and a receptionist for Dr. Goodwin. She competed in barrel racing, bronc rididng and bull riding.

On Oct. 26, 1947, she married Theodore F. "Ted" Witman at Garden City. He died April 5, 1992.

Survivors include: two daughters, Deborah L. Cobb, Tempe, Ariz., and Sheila K. Witman, Garden City; a sister, Esther Zimmerman, Garden City; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Rich.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. David Sweley presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday all at the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Valley or to Golden Belt Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.

Antonio Ayala

GARDEN CITY - Antonio Ayala, 79, died Feb. 7, 1998, at St. Catherine Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1918, at Holcomb,the son of Florentino and Braulia Herrera Ayala. He graduated from Satanta High School. A Garden City resident since 1971, formerly of Guanajuato, Mexico, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for two years, worked for Lee Construction, was a janitor for Buffalo Jones Elementary School and retired after 12 years as a janitor at Dillons Eastgate in 1986.

He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Garden City.

In August 1929, he married Josefina Solorio at Guanajuato. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Manuel, Juan, Antonio and Roberto, all of Garden City, and Juvenal, Mexico; five daughters, Beatrice Moncada, Josefina Moncada, Imelda Hernandez and Ramona Hernandez, all of Garden City, and Guadalupe Hernandez, Mexico; 45 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Garden City, with Father Orestes Huerta presiding. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Garnand Funeral home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Gladys Ruby Southard

GREENSBURG - Gladys Ruby Southard, 89, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg.

Lula K. VanAmburg

LINDSBORG - Lula K. VanAmburg, 87, died Feb. 7, 1998, at the Bethany Home.

She was born Sept. 4, 1910, at Gaylord, the daughter of Webster and Bertha Heide McNall. A Lindsborg resident since 1986, moving from rural Hunter, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Bethany Baptist Church, the Bluebird Club, the Rebekah Lodge and the Bethany Mission Circle, all at Hunter.

On July 13, 1933, she married Adam L. VanAmburg at Syracuse. He died March 8, 1986.

Survivors include: three sons, Eugene and Larry, both of Lindsborg, and Gerald, Moorehead, Minn.; three brothers, Webb and Richard McNall, both of Janesville, Wis., and Lester McNall, La Habra, Calif.; four sisters, Margaret Castle, Smith Center, Francis Sobo, Bradenton, Fla., Dorothy McNall, La Habra, and Marie Jastaad, Palm Desert, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ambrose and Robert McNall; and a sister, Irene Lee.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church, rural Hunter, with the Rev. Ben L. Kohrs presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, both at Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg. Private family graveside service will be in Round Springs Cemetery, rural Hunter, prior to the memorial service.

Memorials may be sent to the Bethany Home, Lindsborg, or the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Jesus T. `Cruz' Sanchez

DODGE CITY - Jesus T. "Cruz" Sanchez, 95, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home.

He was born July 27, 1902, at Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, the son of Cruz and Gregoria Tovar Cruz. He moved to the United States in 1925. A Dodge City resident since 1961, formerly of Copeland and Ensign, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring on Feb. 13, 1969.

He belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Dodge City.

On Dec. 26, 1928, he married Candida Santibanez at Silao. She died Oct. 28, 1970.

Survivors include: four sons, John, Arkansas City, Robert and Fred, both of Dodge City, and Alfonso, Wichita; three daughters, Rosie Rincon and Teri Valencia, both of Dodge City, and Mary Garcia, Garden City; 30 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances, in 1949; and a brother, Andres, in 1983.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

Charlie M. Jelinek

BLUFF CITY - Charlie M. Jelinek, 80, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Bluff City.

He was born Oct. 13, 1917, at Bluff City, the son of Louis R. and Mary Burlie Jelinek. He was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11449, Harper. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On Nov. 16, 1946, he married Laverne Utterback. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Marvin, Mulvane; a daughter, Charlene Giesen, Godalming, England; two brothers, Stanley and Joe, both of Bluff City; three sisters, Fay Misak, Bluff City, Pauline Roth, Derby, and Evelyn Nagy, Hammond, Ind.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Anthony. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Inc. in care of the mortuary.

Zula E. Bond Smith

ST. JOHN - Zula E. Bond Smith, 80, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Leisure Homestead, Stafford.

She was born Nov. 26, 1917, at Noble, Mo., the daughter of Corbin V. and Alta Welles Bond. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in education. A St. John resident since 1947, she was a schoolteacher until 1950 and was a homemaker.

She belonged to St. John United Methodist Church.

In 1947, she married Walter Coleman Herd in Missouri. He died in 1948. On March 4, 1950, she married Roy Arthur Smith at Wichita. He died Sept. 24, 1997.

Survivors include: a daughter, W. Irene "Cookie" Dove, St. John; a brother, Ward Bond, Springfield, Mo.; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bert Bond.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Minis Chapel, St. John, with the Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.

Memorials may be sent to the Scleroderma Federation in care of the funeral chapel.

Kenneth Lord Baumer
Kenneth Lord Baumer, 83, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 14, 1999, at his home.

He was born Aug. 31, 1915, at Hays, the son of Charles Arthur and Mayme Lord Baumer. He was a 1937 graduate of Hutchinson High School and attended Hutchinson Community College and Omaha University. A Hutchinson resident since 1929, he was a former insurance agent with Aetna Casualty and Life Insurance Co. and was the owner of the former Ken Baumer Insurance Agency until 1969.

He belonged to Riverside Baptist Church, was a former member of the Noon Optimist Club, was past president of the Hutchinson Insurance Association and was a member of the Hutchinson Landlords Association, all at Hutchinson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

On Aug. 4, 1994, he married Rebecca S. Sladky at Hutchinson. She survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Ann M. Baumer Pyle, Bartlesville, Okla.; two brothers, Ralph Baumer, Denver, and the Rev. Richard Baumer, Terre Haute, Ind.; twin sisters, Beverly Baumer and M.J. Baumer, both of Hutchinson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson & Sons Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Kurt Kennedy presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

Amelia M. Nodine
LEOTI - Amelia M. Nodine, 94, died Feb. 12, 1999, at Greeley County Long Term Care Home, Tribune.

She was born Sept. 8, 1904, at Victoria, the daughter of Anton and Anna Marie Weber Dechant. A Tribune resident since 1990, moving from Leoti, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both at Leoti.

On Feb. 4, 1932, she married Charles Nodine at Russell Springs. He died April 22, 1968.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles and John, both of Leoti; three daughters, Gloria Hughes, Leoti, Charlene Gasswint, Pratt, and Amelia Monger, Fort Laramie, Wyo.; a sister, Florence Brown, Ashland; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Leoti. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father Michael Helm presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Leoti. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Greeley County Long Term Care Home or the Leoti EMTs, both in care of the funeral home.

Alois `Al' Kratky
WILSON - Alois "Al" Kratky, 85, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Beverly Health Center, Lucas.

He was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Lincoln County, the son of William and Agnes Jarus Kratky. He was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson, was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, and served on the Wilson City Council for six years.

On Aug. 6, 1946, he married Marie Ptacek. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Michael, Wilson; two daughters, Mary Kratky, Goodland, and Jo Ann Wagner, Manitou Springs, Colo.; a brother, Joe, Wilson; three sisters, Helen Kratky, Mary Soukup and Theresa Kasper, all of Wilson; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul; and a sister, Frances Krobeth.

Parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Foster Mortuary, Wilson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Wilson.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the mortuary.

Anna Marie Koblitz
HAZELTON - Anna Marie Koblitz, 86, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Kiowa Manor, Kiowa.

She was born Oct. 11, 1912, at Buffalo, Okla., the daughter of John Leslie and Amanda Brooks Miller. A longtime resident of Barber and Harper counties, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Kingdom Hall, Alva, Okla.

On Oct. 11, 1934, she married Alva L. Koblitz at Anthony. He died Dec. 27, 1982.

Survivors include: two sons, Ivan, Hazelton, and Bruce, Anthony; a daughter, Marilyn Alexander, Hazelton; a sister, Agnes Waggoner, Cherryvale; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethel Cemetery, Amorita, Okla. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa.

Memorials may be sent to the Kingdom Hall or the Kiowa Manor Activity Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Barbara Sander
GARDEN CITY - Barbara Sander, 81, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.

She was born March 3, 1917, at Pfeifer, the daughter of Stephen and Paulina Dater Urban. She attended schools at Pfeifer and had been a Garden City resident since 1940.

She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella, both at Garden City.

On Nov. 12, 1940, she married Norbert J. Sander at Pfeifer. He died Oct. 21, 1992.

Survivors include: a son, Norbert James Jr., Colorado Springs; three daughters, Marlene Van Laeys, Weskan, Joni Hale, Decatur, Texas, and Susan Ayers, Garden City; two brothers, Anthony, Wichita, and Sylvester, Liebenthal; three sisters, Philomena Casson, Clearwater, Fla., Juanita Schaffer, Liebenthal, and Eva Marie Niedens, Soldotna, Alaska; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Vigil service, followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary, will be at 8 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father James E. Baker presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's School in care of the funeral home.

Albert Glenn Maddux
MANHATTAN - Albert Glenn Maddux, 67, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Woodward County, Okla., the son of Raymond D. and Ada Ruth Holloway Maddux. He graduated from high school at Mooreland, Okla., from Oklahoma A&M in 1954, and received a master's degree in animal sciences and industry from Kansas State University in 1988. He was a vocational agriculture teacher in Sedan until 1958. He worked as an agricultural extension agent for 33 years in Chase, Finney and Scott counties, retiring in 1991. After retiring, he was a cattle appraiser for Fidelity State Bank, Garden City.

He belonged to College Heights Baptist Church, Manhattan, where he was a deacon. He was active in Immanuel Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon, was a president of Kiwanis and the Scott City Chamber of Commerce, was a board member of the William Carpenter 4-H Foundation and served on the city council, all at Scott City.

On Dec. 18, 1955, he married Carol Marie Keck at Sedan. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Michael Albert, Woodland Park, Colo.; four daughters, Mitzi Carol Randall, Oberlin, Marilyn Sue Hiebsch, Wichita, Michelle Maxine Spare, Ashland, and Marietta Rae Gerstner, Hutchinson; a brother, Vernon Ray, Norman, Okla.; a sister, Juanita Ridenour, Shattuck, Okla.; and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at College Heights Baptist Church, Manhattan. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, east of Manhattan.

Memorials may be sent to the Kansas 4-H Foundation or the Kansas State University Marching Band, both in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, Manhattan.

Marion C. Mattix
GREAT BEND - Marion C. Mattix, 73, died Feb. 13, 1999, at his home.

He was born Feb. 26, 1925, at El Dorado, the son of Simon S. and Effie Hedges Mattix. A Great Bend resident since 1973, moving from Ellinwood, he worked for Mobil Oil for 35 years, retiring in 1987.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 25, 1947, he married Violet M. Locke at El Dorado. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Steven, Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Dueser, Great Bend, and Carolyn Debes, Clyde; a brother, Richard, Robinson, Ill.; a sister, Jennie Mikow, Fresno, Calif.; six grandchildren; two-step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Beverly, Clint and David; and a sister, Mary Polnicky.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bryant-Christians Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Near presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.

Memorials may be sent to Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Velma Lucetta Smith Stewart
GRANDVIEW, Mo. - Velma Lucetta Smith Stewart, 91 died Feb. 13, 1999, at her daughter's home.

She was born Nov. 27, 1907, at Wiley, Colo., the daughter of Albert F. and Margaret Ellen Fickes Smith. She was a Hutchinson High School graduate. A Hutchinson resident from 1912 to 1987, moving to Grandview, she was an employee of Bell Telephone, Hutchinson, and was a Reno County Courthouse switchboard operator, retiring in 1972.

She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as a teacher, and was involved in the genealogy program as a name extractor. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Women's Auxiliary No. 20 International Typographical Union, both at Hutchinson.

On Nov. 29, 1926, she married Ernest Christian "Buff" Stewart at Kingman. He died Oct. 16, 1975.

Survivors include: a son, Wendall Philip "Pete," Sandy, Utah; a daughter, Ruth Ann Stewart Lemon, of the home; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints meeting house, Kansas City, Mo. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at D.W. Newcomer's Longview Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Carondolet Hospice, 201 W. RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014.

Neoma Buckley
Neoma Buckley, 91, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 13, 1999, at the Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Feb. 23, 1907, at Stafford, the daughter of William J. and Inez Anderson Burns. A longtime Hutchinson area resident, she was a homemaker.

She attended First Congregational Church, Hutchinson.

On Feb. 23, 1927, she married Allen J. Buckley at Hutchinson. He died Dec. 30, 1972.

Survivors include: a son, Lyle, Wichita; two daughters, Mary Love, Partridge, and Norma Hornbeck, Hutchinson; two brothers, LaVern and Layton, both of Hutchinson; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin; a sister, Beryl Lofland; and a great-grandson.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Partridge Cemetery, Partridge, with Pastor Richard D. Lilies presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to the charity of the donor's choice, both in care of the mortuary.

William C. `Clif' Brashear
William C. "Clif" Brashear, 76, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Florence Vanatta
BUCKLIN - Florence Vanatta, 91, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.

She was born March 8, 1907, at Tologa, Okla., the daughter of Clarence and Nora Frances Zeek Winsor. A Bucklin resident since 1965, moving from Kingsdown, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to United Presbyterian Church, Kingsdown.

On May 7, 1927, she married Ray Vanatta. He died March 17, 1960.

Survivors include: a daughter, Myrna Faye Austin, Dodge City; a brother, Bill, Bucklin; a half-brother, Max Winsor, Wichita; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church, Kingsdown, with the Rev. James Hossler presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today and Tuesday at Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin. Burial will be in Bucklin Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the mortuary.

Cecilia H. Diedrick-Slinkard
MEDICINE LODGE - Cecilia H. Diedrick-Slinkard, 35, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 13, 1963, at Wausau, Wis., the daughter of Jerry and Rose Mary Opichka Diedrick. She earned a bachelor of science in education from Wichita State University. A Medicine Lodge resident since 1990, moving from Lawrence, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, E.S.A. Sorority and was a Daisy Scout Troop leader, all at Medicine Lodge.

On Aug. 15, 1987, she married Robert W. Slinkard at Humboldt, Iowa. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Ross N., Medicine Lodge; a daughter, Victoria M. Slinkard, Medicine Lodge; three brothers, Frank, St. Robert, Mo., Erik, Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher, Humboldt, Iowa; and paternal grandfather, Julius Diedrick, Lafayette, Minn.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Paul Beyer presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to the church Sunday School in care of the funeral home.

Patricia K. Anderson
Patricia K. Anderson, 49, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 14, 1999, at her home.

She was born March 5, 1949, at Marion, the daughter of John Henry and Madeline Jane Matek Anderson. She graduated from Valley Center High School and attended Bethany College. A Hutchinson resident for the past 20 years, living in New York from 1990 to 1995, she was a resident manager for TECH.

She belonged to the National Organization for Women, participated in the TLC Camp-Out and was a supporter and advocate for the gay and lesbian community.

Survivors include: parents, Clay Center; three brothers, Tom, Wichita, Scott, Clay Center, and Terance, Hutchinson; a sister, Jaclyn Anderson, Wamego; three nephews; and six nieces.

Graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lewis Cemetery, near Ramona.

Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Peggy W. Trilck
LARNED - Peggy W. Trilck, 73, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Nov. 9, 1925, at Rozel, the daughter of Johnny Edward and Cecile Mae Elmore Fromong. A lifetime Larned resident, she was a self-employed beautician.

She belonged to First Christian Church, Larned.

Survivors include: a son, Ron, Hays; and two grandchildren, Tyson and Preston Trilck, both of Hays.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Larned Cemetery, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. The casket will be closed.

Memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation in care of the mortuary, Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.

Opal Spanier
COPELAND - Opal Spanier, 80, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

She was born Aug. 27, 1918, at Plymell, the daughter of Maxwell Roy and Ida Myrtle Ray Wilks. A Copeland resident since 1937, moving from Garden City, she was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband on the farm.

She belonged to the Christian Church, Copeland, was a past member of the Rebekah Lodge and a Noble Grand, was a former den mother for the Cub Scouts and was a Brownie Scout leader.

On Oct. 15, 1937, she married Eugene E. "Bus" Spanier at Bellingham, Wash. He died Jan. 30, 1999.

Survivors include: four sons, Ronald Eugene and Gerald Wayne, both of Copeland, Richard Dale, Littleton, Colo., and Virgil Lee, Howard, Colo.; a daughter Karen Kay Marshall, The Colony, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ronald, Nolan, Frances, Floyd, Lewis, Vernon and Clayton; two sisters, Violet Sturdevant and Lola Moler; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church, Copeland, with Minister Larry Donelson presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Copeland Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the Copeland Store or in care of the funeral home.

Cora E. Black Scharnhorst
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Cora E. Black Scharnhorst, 99, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Norwich Care Center, Norwich.

She was born Nov. 2, 1899, in Wilson County, the daughter of James Edward and Josephone Bond Wilson. A Pretty Prairie resident, formerly of Kingman and Neodesha, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to United Methodist Church, Pretty Prairie.

On May 31, 1917, she married John J. Black at Neodesha. He died Dec. 16, 1954. On Dec. 4, 1972, she married Harvey Scharnhorst at Kingman. He died June 15, 1973.

Survivors include: two daughters, Juanita Thompson, Maize, and Maxine Kilgore, Pretty Prairie; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James E.; and three sisters, Minnie Kay, Alice Fern Songer and Goldie M. Berrigan.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Pretty Prairie, with Pastor Cheryl Bell presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

Forest C. Brookover
SCOTT CITY - Forest C. Brookover, 90, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Scott County Hospital, Scott City.

He was born June 20, 1908, in Scott County, the son of Samuel Ed and June Copeland Brookover. A lifetime Scott County resident, he was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Scott City.

On Aug. 5, 1932, he married ErmaLea Griswold at Leoti. She died June 20, 1998, at Scott City.

Survivors include: a son, Samuel E. Brookover, Scott City; two daughters, Dale Lynn Eheart, Eaton, Colo., and Carolyn Holso, Upton, Wyo.; a brother, Paul Brookover, Denver; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Brookover.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City, with Ken Dirks presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City.

Memorials may be sent to Scott County Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Paul Wargo
WICHITA - Paul Wargo, 83, died Feb. 12, 1999.

Survivors include: his wife, Norma, Wichita; a son, Kenneth Mitchell, Manhattan; two daughters, Shirley Tate, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jerry Shellner, Andover; a brother, Steve, Colliers, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Pratt, Pennsylvania, and Helen Dryer, Eldersville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Seventh Day Adventist Church South, Wichita.

Broadway Mortuary, Wichita, is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Mary Venard
GREENSBURG - Thelma Mary Venard, 90, died Feb. 13, 1999, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan.

She was born Nov. 14, 1908, at Hesston, the daughter of Fred and Susie Wenger Howard. A Greensburg resident, formerly of Ness City, she worked as a telephone operator, a grain company office worker and operated a dry cleaning shop. She was the owner of Venard's Style Shop, retiring in 1965.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church and Star of Hope Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, both at Greensburg.

On Dec. 5, 1929, she married Robert John Venard at Ness City. He died Nov. 24, 1985.

Survivors include: two daughters, Roberta Lynn Koch, Selma, Calif., and Shirley Fleener, Manhattan; a sister, Lois Riley, Ripon, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Dwayne; a sister, Vada Bondurant; and a great-grandson.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Lawrence Lambert Jr. presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fleener Funeral Home Chapel, Greensburg. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Greensburg High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, both in care of Greensburg State Bank.

Harold E. Hagerman
LARNED - Harold E. Hagerman, 85, died Feb. 14, 1999, at Larned Health Care & Living Center.

He was born April 26, 1913, in Rush County, the son of Charles and Anna Christine Folkerts Hagerman. A lifetime resident of Rush and Pawnee counties, he was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, Larned.

On Nov. 23, 1937, he married Julia Essie Brady at Albert. She died Nov. 5, 1997.

Survivors include: a daughter, Margaret Ann Spreier, Larned; two sons, Charles Lee and Wayne H., both of Larned; a brother, Elmer, La Crosse; a sister, Irene Brady, Albert; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Lester and Irven.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Larned Cemetery, with the Rev. David Parks presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned.

Memorials may be sent to the Santa Fe Trail Center in care of the mortuary.

Emma B. McRevey
Emma B. McRevey, 98, of Hutchinson, died April 24, 1999, at the Thorne Care Center, Wesley Towers, Hutchinson.

She was born Sept. 19, 1900, in the Huntsville Community in Reno County, the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Keller Wipf. A longtime Plevna resident, she was a homemaker and an operator with the Sterling Telephone Co.

She belonged to Plevna Community Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1361 Ladies Auxiliary and the Reno County Historical Society.

Survivors include: a son, Bennie R. McFall, Hutchinson; a sister, Bertha Wipf, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Arthur Wipf; and six sisters, Lena Lockamy, Ada and Rosa Gransbury, Hilda Mathis, Irene and Olga Wipf.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with Dr. Alva F. Goossen presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be in Sterling Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Reno County Historical Society, the VFW Post No. 1361 Ladies Auxiliary or the church, all in care of the mortuary.

Edla C. Blomberg
LINDSBORG - Edla C. Blomberg, 98, died April 25, 1999, at Lindsborg.

She was born Aug. 30, 1900, at Lindsborg, the daughter of Gustaf and Ida Poole Patrick. A Lindsborg resident since 1974, moving from Falun, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg.

On June 1, 1921, she married Joseph S. Blomberg at Salina. He died Aug. 12, 1977.

Survivors include: a son, Erwin, Lindsborg; a daughter Isla Rose Ford, Salina; a brother, Clarence Patrick, Lindsborg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ed, Arthur, Oscar, Reuben and Leonard Patrick; three sisters, an infant, Julia, Alma Carlson and Nannie Johnson; and a grandson.

Private family services and burial will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, with the Rev. Charles Humphrey presiding. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, or to Falun Lutheran Church, Falun, both in care of Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg.

Howard D. Foth
MARION - Howard D. Foth, 69, died April 24, 1999, at Newton Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 15, 1929, at Hillsboro, the son of Adolph and Ann Klein Foth. A Marion County resident for most of his life, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Knebler Construction Co., Augusta, for 20 years.

He belonged to Valley United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6958, both at Marion.

On May 31, 1951, he married Patricia Seabury at Peabody. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Michelle Foth, Herington, and Brenda Sentel, Wichita; and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lance Carrithers presiding. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to the Valley United Methodist Church Organ Fund or to Marion VFW Post No. 6958, both in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

The Rev. J. Edward Dougherty
The Rev. J. Edward Dougherty, 90, of Hutchinson, died April 25, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Elmer H. Goering
MOUNDRIDGE - Elmer H. Goering, 84, died April 25, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Harder-Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Dean B. Owen

SALINA - Dean B. Owen, 77, died April 24, 1999, at Salina Regional Health Center.

He was born July 29, 1921, at Amy, the son of Perry C. and Betty May Bickers Owen. A Salina resident for 30 years, moving from Concordia, he worked as an instrumental music teacher at Miltonvale and Dighton for 16 years. He was also a financial planner for Raymond James Financial Services Inc. for 35 years at Concordia and Salina.

He served as choir director at First Baptist Church, Salina, for 25 years, belonged to the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, Gideons, and was a member and president of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

On Aug. 22, 1942, he married Eleen Marie Bailey at Dawson, N.M. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Gary D., O'Fallon, Ill., Glen D., Springboro, Ohio, and Greg D., Englewood, Colo.; a daughter, Gail D. Magathan, Salina; a brother, Perry D. Owen, Dighton; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Salina, with the Rev. James Bridges presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, both at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Private inurnment will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

Memorials may be sent to the scholarship fund for the music department of Bethany College, Lindsborg, in care of the mortuary.

Myrtle A. Haas
EMPORIA - Myrtle A. Haas, 99, died April 25, 1999, at Holiday Resort, Emporia.

She was born April 26, 1899, in Rice County, the daughter of George U. and Ella W. Wetzel Haas. An Emporia resident, she taught in rural schools in Rice County.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Lyons, the Queen Esther Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Women's Club and the Flower Club, all at Lyons, and the National Education Association.

Survivors include: two nieces, Ann Cochennet, Emporia, and Rita Lauritzen, Fort Worth, Texas; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Waldo Haas; and two sisters, Minnie Haas and Pearl Mueldener.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, with Pastor Cindy Watson presiding. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.

Memorials may be sent to the Lyons Public Library or to First United Methodist Church, Lyons, in care of the funeral home.

Alfred A. Ruder
OVERLAND PARK - Alfred A. Ruder, 84, formerly of Hays, died April 25, 1999, at the Life Care Center, Overland Park.

He was born July 26, 1914, at Munjor, the son of John A. and Amelia Engel Ruder. A Overland Park resident since 1992, formerly a longtime Hays area resident, he was a retired farmer and construction worker.

He was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On May 7, 1946, he married Lucille L. Zwenger at Munjor. She survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Jeannette Jacobs, Overland Park; a sister, Florentine Zimmerman, Wichita; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Edward; three sisters, Martina Zimmerman, Regina Gerber and Josephine Ruder; and a son, Kenneth Ruder.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, with Father Michael Scully presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with military honors by Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9076.

Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in care of the mortuary.

LeRoy Sammons
BUCKLIN - LeRoy Sammons, 60, died April 25, 1999, at his home in Bucklin.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin.

Kevin Mark Williams

SUBLETTE - Kevin Mark Williams, 45, died April 24, 1999, at Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo.

He was born July 15, 1953, at Independence, the son of Burton M. and Leora Wiswell Williams. He attended Sublette Grade School and was a graduate of Sublette High School and Garden City Community College. A Sublette resident since 1962, he was an assistant manager for Red Beef, worked for Clarence Schmidt for 11 years, ran a feedlot for two years, worked for Darcy Kells, S Bar Feedlot, and was self-employed making gates.

On Feb. 16, 1985, he married Velma Kay Kopper at Cimarron. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Royce Sheldon, of the home; two daughters, Deanna Marie Williams and Jolene Lynelle Williams, both of the home; two sisters, Fairy Weeks, Sublette, and Alecta Holder, Ottumwa, Iowa; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Nazarene, Sublette, with the Rev. Andrew Shimko presiding. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Banner Cemetery, Sublette.

Memorials may be sent to the Williams Children's Education Fund in care of the funeral home.

Clarence L. Owens
COATS - Clarence L. Owens, 88, died April 25, 1999, at his home.

He was born Feb. 4, 1911, at Cullison, the son of Joe and Edith Kocher Owens. A longtime area resident, he was a farmer and rancher.

He belonged to Grace United Methodist Church, Coats, and the Elks Lodge, Pratt.

On April 20, 1941, he married Louise Stranathan at Anthony. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, William J., Olathe; a daughter, Linda Suhler, Medicine Lodge; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, Coats, with the Rev. Sandy Des Plas presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt. Burial will be in Coats Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice or to the church, both in care of the mortuary.

Gerald L. Nichols
FOWLER - Gerald L. Nichols, 58, died April 24, 1999, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City.

He was born July 2, 1940, in Gray County, the son of George O. and Mildred M. Dalgarn Nichols. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include: two brothers, Wilbert and Marvin, both of Ulysses; two sisters, Lela Nichols, Minneola, and Ruth Edmonds, Mullinville; and many nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fowler Cemetery, with Pastor Richmond Graham presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Minnis Mortuary, Minneola.

Memorials may be sent to Garden Valley Retirement Village in care of the mortuary.

Effie N. Utterback
Effie N. Utterback, 92, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 24, 1998, at Henderson Convalescent Hospital, Henderson, Nev.

Memorial services are pending and will be announced by Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.


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