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Margie G. Hallsted
SUBLETTE - Margie G. Hallsted, 74, died Oct. 2, 1999, at her home in Sublette.

She was born June 13, 1925, in Orange County, N.C., the daughter of John Harrison and Mary Salena Franklin Duncan. A Sublette resident since 1949, moving from Chapel Hill, N.C., she was a registered nurse and homemaker and had worked for the Sublette Drug Store for 15 years.

She belonged to the United Methodist Church and Pride of Life, both at Sublette, the American Association of Retired Persons, was a life member of the Good Sam Campers, belonged to the North Carolina Nursing Association and was a charter member of the Women In Military Service for America Memorial. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1946.

On Aug. 17, 1946, she married Vernon H. Hallsted at Greenville, Tenn. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, David H., Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Cathy Reeves, Dodge City; two brothers, Venable Duncan, Chapel Hill, and Leonard Duncan, Mebane, N.C; two sisters, Betty Sue Whitfield, Chapel Hill, and Mary Ruth Burrus, Cary, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Crudup, Lewis, James and Cecil Duncan; and a sister, Lib Knight.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Sublette, with the Rev. Mary Al Titus presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette.

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

Dorothy Stallman Rose
Dorothy Stallman Rose, 91, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 2, 1999, at the Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.

She was born June 26, 1908, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Charles C. and Bessie L. Payne Stallman. She was a 1927 graduate of Hutchinson High School and attended Emporia State Teacher's College, Adela Hale Business College and Hutchinson Junior College. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker and managed the Hutchinson Humane Society for a number of years.

She was a former member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Business Women's Association Blowing Sands Chapter and later the Salt City Chapter.

On Oct. 4, 1931, she married Albert H. Rose Jr. at Hutchinson. He died June 9, 1997.

Survivors include: a daughter, Margaret Ann Rose, Hollywood, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Stallman.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. today in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Robert B. Brooks presiding. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Hutchinson Humane Society in care of the mortuary.

Betty Jean Byers
GREAT BEND - Betty Jean Byers, 75, died Oct. 3, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.

She was born Dec. 27, 1923, at Hoisington, the daughter of William M. and Blanche G. Clift Ruble. A Great Bend resident since 1945, moving from Hoisington, she was a salesperson for Montgomery Ward, Great Bend.

She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge, and was a volunteer at Central Kansas Medical Center for six years, all of Great Bend.

On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Wendell W. Byers at Great Bend. He survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Jo Ann Byers Doan, Hays; two brothers, Edward and Howard Ruble, both of Hoisington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Diabetes Association or the Fort Hays State Nursing Department, both in care of the funeral home.

Guadalupe Hernandez Lopez
GARDEN CITY - Guadalupe Hernandez Lopez, 86, died Oct. 2, 1999, at her home in Garden City.

She was born Jan. 17, 1913, at Mexico City, the daughter of Cenobio and Natividad Saldana Mosqueda. A Garden City resident since 1984, formerly of Deerfield and Great Bend, she was a homemaker and assisted with various activities in the Deerfield school system.

She belonged to Christ the King Catholic Church, Deerfield.

On Sept. 2, 1931, she married Valentin Hernandez at Deerfield. He died April 25, 1969. Survivors include: six sons, Ladislado M. Hernandez, El Dorado, Abelardo "A.B." Hernandez, Amarillo, Texas, and Steven A., Natividad, Jesus and Juan V. Hernandez, all of Garden City; six daughters, Angela M. Ledesma, Adeline "Addie" Arellano and Nickolasa "Nicky" Guerrero, all of Garden City, Susanna Rodriguez, Deerfield, Maria "Mary" Searles, Topeka, and Rose Marie Morena-Monroy, La Junta, Colo.; a bother, Pedro Martinez, Mexico; two sisters, Clementina Martinez and Eladia Mosqueda, both of Mexico; 45 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Valentin Hernandez; and 20 brothers and sisters.

Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City, followed by a rosary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fathers James Baker and Orestas Huerta presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the St. Mary School Endowment Fund or the donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Sister Mary Eugene Smith
FORT SCOTT - Sister Mary Eugene Smith, 92, died Oct. 1, 1999, at the Convent of Mercy, Fort Scott.

She was born May 26, 1907, at Walnut, the daughter of Francis Eugene and Anna Cavanaugh Smith. She graduated from St. Francis High School, St. Paul, in 1925 and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Fort Scott, in 1928. She entered the Sisters of Mercy Community in Fort Scott in September 1926. She served in the nursing field at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Hutchinson, St. Margaret's Hospital, Fredonia, Mercy Hospital, Independence, and Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, retiring in 1974.

Survivors include: a sister, Sister Mary Roberta Smith, of the Convent of Mercy, Fort Scott; a brother, Forest Smith, Overland Park; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Cooney and Eugenia Van Leeuwen.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Convent of Mercy Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Fort Scott, with Monsignor Vincent Hogan and Father Brian Bebak presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Scott. Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the Prairie Mission Village Retirement Center, St. Paul, or to St. Mary's School, Fort Scott, both in care of the funeral home.

Hazel C. Wheeler
GARDEN CITY - Hazel C. Wheeler, 84, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City.

She was born Nov. 2, 1914, at Caney, the daughter of Albert and Maude McGee Metzger. A Garden City resident since November 1998, moving from Wewoka, Okla., she was owner and operator of Wheeler Lumber Yard, Wewoka.

She was affiliated with First Southern Baptist Church, Garden City.

On July 7, 1936, she married Ralph L. Wheeler at Wewoka. He died Nov. 25, 1985.

Survivors include: a daughter, Linda Gwaltney, Mineral Wells, Texas; three grandchildren, Mike O'Donnell, Garden City, Ralph O'Donnell, Moore, Okla., and Dawn O'Donnell Hisey, Oklahoma City; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, with the Rev. Randy Caddell presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.

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

Ralph Joseph Bogunovich
NEWTON - Ralph Joseph Bogunovich, 46, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Wichita.

He was born Feb. 16, 1953, at Leadville, Colo., the son of Anton and Kay Glover Bogunovich. A longtime Newton resident, he was a quality engineer for Britton Machine, Wichita.

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

On Dec. 3, 1982, he married Lisa Williams at Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Scott Andrew and Kelly Alan Bogunovich, both of Newton; three daughters, Ashley Marie and Jennifer Luella Bogunovich, both of Newton, and Melanie Rachelle Caskanett, St. Louis; father, Leadville; mother and stepfather, Kay and Wilbur Berger, Newton; three brothers, Ronald J. and Jeffrey A. Bogunovich and Mark A. Berger, all of Wichita; two sisters, Valorie Bachman and Laura J. Baumann, both of Newton; and a grandmother, Alyce Glover, Newton.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Donald R. Glover and Josephene Bogunovich.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church, Newton, with Pastor Greg Schmidt presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be sent to the Ralph Bogunovich Children's College Trust Fund in care of Midland National Bank, Newton.

Roland L. Badger
MANKATO - Roland L. Badger, 68, died Oct. 2, 1999, at his home in Mankato.

He was born Feb. 3, 1931, at rural Webber, the son of Robert J. and Ida Dean Lee Badger. He attended District 12 School, Jewell County. A lifetime Jewell County resident, he was a retired farmer.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, Jewell County.On Sept. 9, 1952, he married JoAnn Crouch atMankato. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, David and Brian, both of Mankato, and Steven, Elkhart; two daughters, Judy Bates, Kensington, and Patricia Shorter, Osborne; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Melby Mortuary Chapel, Mankato, with Pastor Frank DeFisher presiding. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato.

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

Jessica Kassandra Garcia
GARFIELD - Jessica Kassandra Garcia, 4, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.

She was born June 26, 1995, at Great Bend, the daughter of Cesar and Micaela Franco Garcia.

She attended the Catholic Church.

Survivors include: parents, Garfield; two brothers, Edgar and Cesar Ivan II, both of the home; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Burial will be in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Clarence E. Fox
MESA, Ariz. - Clarence E. Fox, 80, died Sept. 28, 1999, at Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was born Dec. 20, 1918, at Anthony, the son of Edgar W. and Minnie R. Croft Fox. A former Anthony resident, he was a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

He belonged to First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anthony.

Survivors include: two sons, Stephen, La Jolla, Calif., and Scott, San Diego; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anthony, with the Revs. Kenneth E. Briggs Jr. and Carol Hallman presiding. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.

Roy R. Henry
Roy R. Henry, 82, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 3, 1999, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Rosa Flandermeyer Piepmeier
STAFFORD - Rosa Flandermeyer Piepmeier, 89, died Oct. 3, 1999, at Stafford District Hospital.

She was born Oct. 11, 1909, at Stafford, the daughter of Herman and Lydia Wendelburg Thole. A lifetime Stafford resident, she worked for the Stafford County Treasurer Department at the Stafford County Courthouse and taught piano lessons.

She belonged to Calvary Baptist Church, Stafford, and King's Daughters.On Aug. 17, 1934, she married Gilbert Flandermeyer at Stafford. He died Sept. 11, 1959. On Jan. 10, 1976, she married Arvil Piepmeier at Stafford. He survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Lenore A. Waters, Hutchinson; two stepsons, Harold Piepmeier, Topeka, and Gerald Piepmeier, Lewis; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Stafford. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery.

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

Alice L. Reinhardt
LA CROSSE - Alice L. Reinhardt, 90, died Oct. 2, 1999, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Louis J. Brungardt
VICTORIA - Louis J. Brungardt, 86, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 7, 1913, at Victoria, the son of John and Anna Marie Riedel Brungardt. A former Plainville resident, he was a pumper and driver for City Service Oil Company for 25 years and was a teacher south of Victoria for a few years.

He belonged to St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, and the Victoria Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree.

On June 2, 1936, he married Sara C. Schmidtberger at Victoria. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Lavern, Hays, Leon, Norman, Okla., and Dennis, Garden City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, John, Mike, Rich, Alex, Isadore, Harry and Adam; and three sisters, Clara Schreivogel, Magdalen Roth and Basilia Brungardt.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. and a Victoria Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree rosary at 8 p.m., all at Cline's Mortuary of Victoria. The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, with Father Michael Suchnicki presiding. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Memorials may be sent to the church repair fund or for Masses, both in care of the mortuary.

Darrell Lee Falk
DODGE CITY - Darrell Lee Falk, 69, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

He was born Nov. 1, 1929, at Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Lowell and Lillian Lindberg Falk. A longtime Dodge City resident, formerly of Essex, Iowa, Clarinda, Iowa, Omaha and Freemont, Neb., and Adelaide, South Australia, he worked in sales and marketing for Valmont Industries, retiring in 1983. After retirement, he worked for Casterline Irrigation, Gigot Irrigation, and was an activity bus driver for USD 443, Dodge City.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Dodge City. He served as sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On July 1, 1951, he married Barbara J. Earhart at Clarinda. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Roger, Wichita; a daughter, Rhonda Nordbrock, Eagle, Neb.; three brothers, Donald, Omaha, and Ivan and Russell, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Dick Robbins and Dr. Michael Gardner presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Essex, Iowa, Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or D.C. Senior Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Helen Elizabeth Hilger
LAKIN - Helen Elizabeth Hilger, 82, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.

She was born April 13, 1917, at Lakin, the daughter of Charles Adam and Mary Margaret Barr Heiland. She attended Lakin schools. A lifetime Lakin resident, she was a homemaker and a cook at Lakin schools.

She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Lakin, and volunteered at the Budget Shop and as a bingo caller at the Pioneer Home, both at Lakin.

On Aug. 20, 1936, she married Bernard Hilger at Syracuse. He died April 9, 1980.

Survivors include: three sons, Charles, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Carl and Jerry, both of Lakin; three daughters, Judy Bloyd, Elkhart, Jody Stewart, Marshall, Ark., and Kathy Wellington, Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Jo Speer, Lakin; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Lakin, with the Rev. Juanita Wiseman presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Lakin. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Ruby L. Boehs
ISABELLA, Okla. - Ruby L. Boehs, 75, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Fairview Fellowship Home, Fairview, Okla.

She was born June 13, 1924, at Isabella, the daughter of Fred and Anna Eck Penner. A lifetime Isabella resident, she was a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Enid, Okla., for five years and an office nurse for Dr. Boughan, Fairview, for 10 years.

She belonged to Fairview Church of God in Christ Mennonite, where she was a past Sunday school teacher and was active in the Sewing Circle, both at Fairview.

On Aug. 20, 1971, she married Alfred Boehs at Fairview. He survives.

Other survivors include: two stepsons, Alan "Bud" Boehs, Fairview, and Max Boehs, Ulysses; three stepdaughters, Aleene Koehn, Montezuma, Sharon Ratzlaff, Canton, and Alfreda Nightingale, Ulysses; two brothers, John Penner, Moundridge, and Fred Penner, Isabella, Okla.; three sisters, Frances Boehs, Montezuma, Lena Koehn, Macon, Miss., and Elsie Nightengale, Fairview; 15 step-grandchildren; and 25 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, a stepdaughter, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Church of God in Christ Mennonite, with the Revs. Randy Levings and Myron and Carl Nightingale presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery, Fairview.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Circle of Love in care of the funeral home.

Helen Ring Schlabach
ENID, Okla. - Helen Ring Schlabach, 85, died Oct. 7, 1999.

She was born May 22, 1914, at St. John, the daughter of Wayne D. and Martha Morgan Ring. She was a 1931 St. John High School graduate, attended Hutchinson Junior College and graduated from Salt City Business College in 1934. An Enid resident since 1991, formerly of San Antonio and Refugio, Texas, she and her husband owned and operated Schlabach Insurance and Accounting Agency until 1981 and she was office manager at Refugio Oil Company, retiring in 1984.

She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ and worked with other denominations in Christian service as a pianist, organist, Sunday school teacher and choir director.

In 1937, she married Olen Ashley. He died April 4, 1949. On Nov. 16, 1952, she married Paul Schlabach. He died in 1981.

Survivors include: two brothers, Wayne D., Lemon Grove, Calif., and Jack D., Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Barbara Atterbery, Enid, and Darlene Bartlett, St. John; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas M., Loren and Max Alan; and two sisters, Jeannette M. and Alice.

Private memorial service will be at a later date. Minnis Chapel, St. John, is in charge of arrangements. She requested that her body be donated to the Anatomical Board of Oklahoma City for medical research.

Memorials may be sent to Stafford County Historical Museum, Hall Annex, in care of the funeral home.

Louis W. `Buck' Lewis
KINSLEY - Louis W. "Buck" Lewis, 83, died Oct. 8, 1999, at Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley.

He was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Edwards County, the son of Bert D. and Madge Lewis. A lifetime Kinsley area resident, he was a rancher and cattleman.

He belonged to the United Congregational Church of Christ, Kinsley.

On July 16, 1938, he married Lucille A. Blount at Kingman. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Mike E., Pratt, and Van B., Dodge City; two daughters, Lana Whitney, Hays, and Niki Shepherd, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Private graveside service will be at a later time. McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the Edwards County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.

Raymond L. Nimmo
DODGE CITY - Raymond L. Nimmo, 86, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Fort Dodge.

He was born Feb. 10, 1913, at La Crosse, Wis., the son of C.W. and Margaret Hughes Nimmo. He was a graduate of Bangor, Wis., High School and attended Wisconsin Business University, La Crosse. A Dodge City resident since 1961, he worked for Montgomery Ward & Co. for 31 years as a district catalog manager and store manager in several states.

He belonged to First Presbyterian Church, where he had served as deacon, was director of the Urban Renewal Program, was a member of the American Legion, Senior Friends, and was a former member of the Elks Club, all at Dodge City. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

On Feb. 28, 1952, he married Mamie Ellen Hall at Claremore, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Artie Hall, Denver, and Gary Nimmo, Fountain Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Janet S. Berry, Cimarron; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with Pastor Ben Friesen presiding. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date in Lebo Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson's Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy Johnson
McPHERSON - Dorothy Johnson, 89, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Oct. 7, 1910, at Canton, the daughter of Samuel Clayton and Laura Baker Weaver. A McPherson resident since 1958, moving from Lindsborg, she was a former manager of the McPherson Country Club and had been a waitress at Kemp's Restaurant and the Warren Hotel, all of McPherson.

Survivors include: a son, Don R., Fallon, Nev.; a daughter, Caroline Kay Schemm, Arlington, Texas; a brother, Dillard Weaver, McPherson; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann Marie Johnson.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McPherson Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Peggy J. Stewart
DODGE CITY - Peggy J. Stewart, 81, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.

She was born May 31, 1918, at Zenda, the daughter of Theodore and Nellie Nelson Wheeler. A Dodge City resident since 1956, formerly of Wichita and Zenda, she and her husband owned and operated Stewart Plumbing and Heating. She was the office manager and retired in 1994.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church and Soroptimist, both at Dodge City.

On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Edward T. Stewart at Wichita. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Ed T. Jr. and Fred, both of Dodge City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the Trinity Manor Alzheimer's Unit or to Hospice of the Prairie, both in care of the funeral home.

Jack H. Williams
TOPEKA - Jack H. Williams, 66, died Oct. 9, 1999, at his home in Topeka.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka.

Estelle Hopkins
Estelle Hopkins, 68, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 10, 1999, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Ruth H. Algrim
MONTEZUMA - Ruth H. Algrim, 90, died Oct. 10, 1999, at the Pleasant View Home, Inman.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Montezuma Funeral Home.

Thomas Albert Wierman
McCRACKEN - Thomas Albert Wierman, 80, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus, after a one-vehicle accident southwest of Hays.

He was born Dec. 22, 1918, at McCracken, the son of William J. and Margaret L. McGaughey Wierman. A lifetime McCracken area resident, he was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City, and was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, McCracken.

Survivors include: three brothers, James and Francis, both of McCracken, and Keith, Brownell; two sisters, Marjorie Linenberger, Dodge City, and Elizabeth "Betty" Greenway, McCracken; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and William; and four sisters, Delores Chlumsky, Gertrude Brackney, Marie Pfannenstiel and Mildred Kraisinger.

Parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City, with Father Gregory LeBlanc presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Cemetery, rural McCracken.

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

Carolyn Berniece Frink
GREAT BEND - Carolyn Berniece Frink, 79, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Cherry Village Continuum of Care, Great Bend.

She was born Oct. 9, 1920, at White Plains, Ky., the daughter of Clive Buell and Florence H. Skaggs Oates. A Great Bend resident for four years, moving from Silver Spring, Md., she was a real-estate agent.

She belonged to the Montgomery County board of realtors, Maryland.

She married Clifford L. Frink. He died in February 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Clifford L. Jr., Great Bend; a daughter, Lois Jean Ray, Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the America Lung Association or Cherry Village Continuum of Care, both in care of the funeral home.

Walter K. Clay
MEADE - Walter K. Clay, 71, died Oct. 8, 1999, at his home in rural Meade.

He was born March 18, 1928, in Meade County, the son of Odis O. and Minnie M. VanHoesen Clay. He was a 1946 Meade High School graduate. A lifetime Meade County resident, he was a farmer and retired from the city of Meade in 1988 after 33 years of service.

He belonged to First Baptist Church and was a life member of the American Legion, both at Meade. He was a World War II veteran.

On Sept. 28, 1952, he married Mary E. Weber at Fowler. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Jerry, Liberal; a brother, Malcom, Meade; two sisters, Voyza Gardner, Hugoton, and Lovella Bergner, Craig, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Meade, with the Rev. Harry Fink presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade. Burial with military rites will be in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the American Diabetic Association, both in care of the mortuary.

Gerald Imel Beitler
ST. JOHN - Gerald Imel Beitler, 85, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Minnis Chapel, St. John.

Freeman W. Reschke
LA PORTE, Texas - Freeman W. Reschke, 89, died Sept. 22, 1999, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Houston.

He was born Aug. 29, 1910, at Pratt, the son of Louis and Ethel Freeman Reschke. A La Porte resident, he was a farmer/rancher and owner of Reschke's S & R Mercantile store for more than 30 years.

He belonged to First Methodist Church, where he was a past board member, was past president of the Chamber of Commerce, belonged to the Methodist Men's Club and the Lions Club, all at Springfield, Colo., and belonged to local square-dance clubs and La Porte Senior Citizens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In October 1931, he married Margaret Louise Shaw. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include: a son, Millard, Shoreacres, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Graveside service, with military rights conferred by the Fort Riley Honor Guard, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, with the Rev. Kendal Utt presiding.

Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Dean Beeley
COLDWATER - Dorothy Dean Beeley, 78, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 24, 1921, at Coldwater, the daughter of Fred and Mable Kurz Parker. She attended Coldwater Grade School and was a 1939 graduate of Mount Carmel High School, Wichita. A longtime Comanche County resident, she was a retired rancher and homemaker.

She belonged to several local bridge clubs.

On Aug. 3, 1940, she married Wood Beeley at Greensburg. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Woody, Protection; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Coldwater, with the Rev. Kent Little presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.

Memorials may be sent to Coldwater Heritage Park or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

B. Emma Adams
MEDICINE LODGE - B. Emma Adams, 93, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 23, 1906, at Dodge City, the daughter of Elmer J. and Ora G. Heany Sanders. A Medicine Lodge resident since 1927, moving from Wellington, she was a homemaker and during World War II worked at National Gypsum Company.

She belonged to First Christian Church, HDU and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Medicine Lodge, and the National Gypsum Auxiliary.

In 1922, she married Virgil J. Adams at Quinlan, Okla. He died in September 1976.

Survivors include: two daughters, Betty J. Dary, Wichita, and Verlene Kutz, Valley Center; a brother, Glenn Sanders, Woodward, Okla.; a sister, N. Frances Menefee, Wichita; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leon; two daughters, Audrey Bartholomew and Charlene Adams; four brothers, Charles, Sylvester, Cecil and Archie Sanders; and five sisters, Ida Knight, Hazel Adams, Etta Mae Prunzinski, Maxine Jackson and Florence Sanders.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Tom Walters presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to service time service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to the VFW Auxiliary, in care of the funeral home.

Rufus H. Parr
GARDEN CITY - Rufus H. Parr, 102, died Nov. 6, 1999, at his home in Garden City.

He was born Dec. 11, 1896, at Bloomington, Ill., the son of Edward H. and Julia Whiton Parr. He attended school in Bloomington and Larned. A Finney County resident since 1921 and a Garden City resident since 1990, he was a longtime farmer and stockman in the Pierceville area.

He belonged to Pierceville Federated Church and was a past Pierceville school board member. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War I, serving in France and England. In 1999, he was awarded a medal by the government of France honoring World War I veterans.

On Aug. 17, 1928, he married Georgia V. Keller at Colorado Springs, Colo. She died Jan. 5, 1994.

Survivors include: two sons, Rodney, Wyola, Mont., and Steve, Garden City; two daughters, Connie Graham, Liberal, and Patricia Roberts, Garden City; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gordon; a brother, Burnham; and two sisters, Edith McVey and Grace Kregar.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pierceville Federated Church, with Pastor Jonathan Hansen presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with graveside rites by the Garden City area Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Leonard Francis Klein
HILLSBORO - Leonard Francis Klein, 79, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 8, 1920, in rural Marion County, the son of David D. and Rachel Eberhardt Klein. He was a businessman.

He belonged to First Baptist Church of Durham, and the Lions Club.

On June 10, 1938, he married Elma Hamm at Durham. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Donald Dean, Tampa, Kan., and Darold Lynn, Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Carol Ann Ollenburger, Hillsboro; a sister, Darlene Doris Paulson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Durham, with Pastor Richard Curtis presiding. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Durham Park Cemetery, rural Durham.

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

Mildred Anna `Millie' Vannaman Turner
KIOWA - Mildred Anna "Millie" Vannaman Turner, 86, died Nov. 5, 1999, at Kiowa Hospital District Manor. She was born June 8, 1913, in rural Kiowa, the daughter of Bertie R. and Hazel Pearl Stephens Vannaman. She attended Mound Center Country School and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1932. A Kiowa resident, formerly of Capron, Okla., she was a homemaker and a school cook at Capron for 20 years until the school closed in 1976. She then served as a caregiver for several senior citizens in Kiowa, Medicine Lodge, Cherokee and Alva, Okla.

She attended the Senior Citizens of Alva, where she sang with the Songbirds.

On May 14, 1935, she married John Otto Turner at Alva. He died April 19, 1956.

Survivors include: two sons, John Dee, LaVernia, Texas, and Lonnie Ray, Yukon, Okla.; a daughter, Rosalyn Joy Gray, Capron; a brother, Cecil Vannaman, Kiowa; a sister, Myrtle Schwanz, Gresham, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Vannaman; two sisters, Arlena Ruth Gillig and Velma Ellen Pro; and two twin great-grandsons.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kiowa United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jan McDaniel presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa.

Memorials may be sent to Capron United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Darla D. Dotson Smoyer
BUFFALO, Okla. - Darla D. Dotson Smoyer, 61, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck, Okla.

She was born June 25, 1938, near Webb, Okla., the daughter of Carl Wray and Ollie Mae Cook Dotson. A Buffalo resident since 1990, formerly of Ashland, she was a child psychologist.

She belonged to the Catholic faith.

Her husband was Charles Harden. He survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Kim R. Roper, Carrizozo, N.M.; a stepson, Christopher Harden, Buffalo; two stepdaughters, Tina Kay Stevens, Silverton, Ill., and Anita Kay Smith, Fort Hood, Texas; parents, Buffalo; two brothers, Charles Dotson, May, Okla., and Robert Dotson, Burlington, Okla.; a sister, Sherry Barby, Laverne, Okla.; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, R.J. Thrall and Danny Smoyer; a brother, Wray Dotson; and two sisters, Alice James and Barbara Dotson.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Buffalo, with the Revs. Tom Webb and Bruce Colbert presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Myatt Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, rural Webb.

Memorials may be sent to the Breast Cancer Society or Newman Memorial Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.

Doris Jean Jay
PRATT - Doris Jean Jay, 70, died Nov. 6, 1999, at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.

She was born Dec. 10, 1928, at Pratt, the daughter of Vern and Albertia Haning Smith. A Pratt resident for 10 years, moving from Leoti, she was a retired cook at Leoti School cafeteria.

She belonged to Leoti United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 26, 1948, she married Roy H. Jay at Burlington, Colo. He died Oct. 22, 1975.

Survivors include: a son, Ron, Paxton, Neb.; a daughter, Terryl Henderson, Pratt; a brother, Kenneth E. Smith, Copperas Cove, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Allen, Dodge City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl and Clifford Smith; and two sisters, Vada Watchoske and Violet Thomas.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Leoti Methodist Church, with the Rev. Susan Charest-Wickiser presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Horizons Mental Health or the Arrowhead West Endowment Fund, both in care of the mortuary.

Robert F. `Bob' Beran
ODIN - Robert F. "Bob" Beran, 69, died Nov. 6, 1999, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

He was born March 16, 1930, at Larned, the son of Anton A. and Hattie Prosser Beran. A lifetime Odin resident, he was a former longtime owner of the Tap Room, Hoisington, and later worked at Beaver Grain. He played professional baseball for the Dodgers and the Cleveland Indian organizations from 1949 to 1953.

He belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus No. 2630, both at Odin, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7428 and American Legion No. 286, both at Hoisington, and was a former member of Ducks Unlimited. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

Survivors include: four brothers, Gerald and Joe, both of Odin, Lee, Emporia, and Tony, Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Vi Dice, Security, Colo., and Alice Dolechek, Claflin; and 16 nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene.

Vigil will be at 7 p.m. today followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, both at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin, with Father Pascal Klein presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, with military graveside rites by VFW Post No. 7428 and American Legion No. 286.

Memorials may be sent to Claflin Ambulance Service or the cemetery, both in care of the funeral home.

Charlie Raymond Nelson
LARNED - Charlie Raymond Nelson, 96, died Nov. 6, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.

He was born April 1, 1903, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Lars and Matilda Hanson Nelson. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a retired farmer.

He belonged to the National Farmers Union, Larned, and served as clerk of the Sunny Side School Board for 12 years.

On Dec. 26, 1926, he married Ruby G. Stump at Ashland. She died March 7, 1999.

Survivors include: two sons, Keith, Pawnee Rock, and Clayton, Gunnison, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Harry and Earl; four sisters, Agnes Nelson, Mae Hanson, Hannah Deckert and Alyce Dirks; and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor Charles Grant presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.

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

Gerald W. `Ossie' Osenbaugh
WICHITA - Gerald W. "Ossie" Osenbaugh, 78, died Nov. 6, 1999, at his home in Wichita.

He was born Sept. 12, 1921, at Haven, the son of Troy and Della May Hacker Osenbaugh. He was the retired owner of Ossie's Drive-In, Haysville, and a delivery person for Zonker Drugs, Wichita.

On Sept. 6, 1991, he married Faye Briggs. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Don, Derby; three daughters, Beverly Collier, Mulvane, Sheryl Fansler, Wichita, and Nancy Cabrales, Park City; a brother, Ronald, Wooster, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Osborne, Hutchinson, and Gwen DeStefan, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita. Friends may call from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to ALS-Keith Worthington Chapter, in care of the funeral home.

Rose M. Cornwall
Rose M. Cornwall, 88, of Hutchinson, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Marlin Brown
LIBERAL - Marlin Brown, 83, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Liberal Good Samaritan Center.

He was born May 14, 1916, at Liberal, the son of Herbert B. and Alta E. Sessler Brown. He graduated from Liberal High School in 1935. He was a farmer in the Golden Plains and Wide-A-Wake communities and worked for Northern Natural Gas Company for 22 years, working in Hobbs, N.M., for 13 years and retiring as a lab technician in 1978.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, Liberal, and was a former member of Northside Baptist Church, Hobbs. He was a 4-H leader at Wide-A-Wake for many years and served on the Wide-A-Wake school board.

On Sept. 4, 1938, he married Erna Enns at Liberal. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry, Ardmore, Okla., and Donald, Rapid City, S.D.; a brother, Uriel, Arkansas City; four sisters, Edna Packer, Laverne, Okla., Helen Guttridge, Liberal, Elma Brandes, Dodge City, and Betty Mitchell, Fairview, Okla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Liberal, with the Rev. David Bagwell presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Mortuary, Liberal. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Liberal.

Memorials may be sent to the church or for the Pre-School Playground Project, both in care of the mortuary.


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