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Elsie Caroline Snook Alderson

Elsie Caroline Snook Alderson, 93, of 2301 North Severance, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Oakwood Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Edwards County, the daughter of Martin Eddie and Margaret Jane Monaghan Snook. A longtime resident of the Belpre and Trousdale areas, moving to Hutchinson in 1992, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Baptist Church, Belpre.

On March 8, 1925, she married John Orvis Alderson at Viola, Ark. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sisters, Ila McCammond, Hutchinson, and Verlie Baker, St. John; several nephews and nieces; and many grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

She was preceded in death by two infant sons and a daughter, LaRetha Sybil Alderson Peterson.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fellburg Cemetery, Fellburg. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

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

Ernest Eugene Franks

HAVEN - Ernest Eugene Franks, Lt. Cmdr. Ret., 87, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Halstead Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1910, at Sitka, the son of James William and Kitty Pearl Kipp Franks. A Haven resident since 1954, he retired from the U.S. Navy in 1956 after 22 years of service. He was stationed at the Hutchinson Naval Air Station.

He belonged to Haven Baptist Church, the Silver Eagles Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all at Haven.

On June 24, 1939, he married Vieta Mae Blazer at Pensacola, Fla. She died June 29, 1975. On July 1, 1987, he married Mary E. Voorhees at Hutchinson. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, James W., Barstow, Calif.; two daughters, Jeanne Cantrell, Greenville, Texas, and Jeannine Miller, Manassas, Va.; two stepdaughters, Marianna Goslau, Louisville, Colo., and Leilani Babcock, Glennie, Mich.; four brothers, Leo Gale, Pocahontas, Ark., James W., Boise, Idaho, Robert R., Kingman, Ariz., and Elwood R., Morgan, Texas; four sisters, Marguerite Scott, Westminster, Colo., Rita Spradlin, Lawrence, Shirley Goodnight, Englewood, and Lee Mae Inlow, Ashland; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Clair Franks; and five sisters, Freida, Mildred, Velsie, Norma Jean and Velma.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Haven Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dean Flanner presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Van Campen Funeral Home, Haven. Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery, Haven.

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

Anna Lillian Clothier

PUEBLO, Colo. - Anna Lillian Clothier, 93, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Pueblo.

She was born July 2, 1904, at Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of John and Della Lally. A Pueblo resident for 54 years, she was a retail sales clerk.

She married Jim Clothier. He died in 1984.

Survivors include: a son, Larry Clothier, of the home; three daughters, June Collier, Seabeck, Wash., Virginia Reichard, Mesa, Ariz., and Betty Meyers, McPherson; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Walt Clothier; caregiver and friend Helyn Williamson; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Elbert Leroy and Don; an infant daughter, Juanita Lorraine; a brother, Lloyd C. Lally; and a sister, Juanita McGlashen-Holtz.

A memorial celebration of her life will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Southwest Church of Christ, Pueblo. Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Pueblo, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Children's Home Fund in care of the Church of Christ Southwest, 1635 South Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005.

Henry A. Koehn

ULYSSES - Henry A. Koehn, 91, died Feb. 8, 1998, at the Bethel Home, Montezuma.

He was born May 13, 1906, at Isabella, Okla., the son of Andrew B. and Carrie Schmidt Koehn. A Ulysses resident since 1926, moving from Montezuma, he was a farmer.

He belonged to Grant Mennonite Church, Ulysses.

On March 26, 1929, he married Susie Kahn. She died in 1934. On Jan. 20, 1935, he married Adeline Ida Koehn at Montezuma. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Thomas L., Robert L., Russell and Dale, all of Ulysses, and Glenn, Cochise, Ariz.; five daughters, Inez Lorraine Yost, Iroquois, S.D., JoAnn Nichols, Cumberland, Wis., Patsy Marie Jantz, Detroit, Texas, Deloris Darlene Giesbrecht, Texhoma, Okla., and Dianna Ruth Ratzlaff, Elfrida, Ariz.; a brother, John, Livingston, Calif.; three sisters, Elda Koehn, Livingston, Fannie Koehn, Montezuma, and Sophina Schmidt, Ulysses; 50 grandchildren; and 114 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Mae Nightingale; three brothers, Sam, Edward and Ben Koehn; and a sister, Mary Koehn.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grant Mennonite Church, Ulysses, with Ministers Denton Koehn and Ron Ensz presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grant County Funeral Home, Ulysses. Burial will be in Mennonite Church Cemetery, Ulysses.

Memorials may be sent to Bethel Home Inc., Montezuma, or in care of the funeral home, 218 South Main, Ulysses, KS 67880.

Thelma Ruby Sauberli Evans

LYONS - Thelma Ruby Sauberli Evans, 92, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Lyons District Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1905, at Lorraine, the daughter of Albert and Mary Rolf Sauberli. She was a 1923 graduate of Lyons High School, attended Ottawa University and was a graduate of Kansas State University. A Lyons resident since 1995, coming from Newton, she was a retired bookkeeper for Evans Implement and E & H Foam, both at Newton.

She belonged to First Baptist Church and was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, both at Lyons, and belonged to the Ateliea Club and Lady Elks, both at Newton.

On May 28, 1929, she married Orval D. Evans at Lyons. He died Dec. 6, 1968.

Survivors include: a son, Dale O. Evans, Lyons; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dean A. Evans; and a sister, Lillian Sauberli Desbrow.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, with the Rev. Alden Dick presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.

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

Vivian L. Kennedy

GARDEN CITY - Vivian L. Kennedy, 84, died Feb. 7, 1998, at the Life Care Centers, Colorado, Springs, Colo.

She was born March 13, 1913, at Fredonia, the daughter of John Walter and Ellen Kearney Kennedy. A Garden City resident since 1943, moving from Satanta, she worked as a store clerk in a clothing store at Satanta and then worked for the McDonalds Clothing Store, Garden City, for many years before retiring in the late 1970s.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Sequoyah Sue Extension Homemakers Unit, all at Garden City.

Survivors include: four nieces, Jo Ellen Tarpley, Colorado Springs, Dorothy Torres, Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia Lappe, Cerillos, N.M., and Shirley Kennedy, Santa Fe, N.M.; and two nephews, Donald Kennedy and Richard Kennedy, both of Santa Fe, N.M.

She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Janet Hernandez presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Friends of the Lee Richardson Zoo in care of the funeral home.

Margaret E. Michaelis

GREAT BEND - Margaret E. Michaelis, 79, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus.

She was born Feb. 18, 1918, at Salina, the daughter of L.E. and Mary Ann Kehl Sears. A Great Bend resident since 1980, moving from Colorado Springs, Colo., she was secretary for Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and a former owner and operator of Great Bend Recreation.

She belonged to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Altar Society, both at Great Bend.

On Oct. 31, 1952, she married H.E. Michaelis at Great Bend. He died Dec. 10, 1980.

Survivors include: two sons, Gilbert, Alva, Okla., and Richard, Fort Knox, Ky.; a daughter, Della D. Guesnier, Great Bend; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Sears; a sister, Helen Phillips; and a great-grandson.

Altar Society rosary will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday and vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a parish rosary, all at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Charles Mazouch presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, Great Bend.

Joseph G. `Joe' Schoonover

SCOTT CITY - Joseph G. "Joe" Schoonover, 83, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

He was born Sept. 22, 1914, at Scott City, the son of Joseph Lawson and Sybilla Christina Neuenschwander Schoonover. A lifetime Scott City resident, for 45 years he worked as the parts manager and then bookkeeper for Wright's Chevrolet Dealership before retiring in 1985.

He belonged to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, was past commander of the American Legion and was a volunteer fireman for most of his life, all at Scott City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater.

On Sept. 7, 1940, he married Serena Rodenberg at Scott City. She survives.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Janis Jo Morrow and Judy Ricke, both of Dodge City, and Karen Crist, Friend; a brother, Melvin, Scott City; two sisters, Della Winderlin, Scott City, and Esther Wilkerson, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scott City, with the Rev. John Riebhoff presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to the Scott City VIP Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Artle V. Jones

GARDEN CITY - Artle V. Jones, 80, died Feb. 8, 1998, at St. Catherine Hospital.

She was born Dec. 2, 1917, at Vinson, Okla., the daughter of James Samuel and Elva Ann Tabor Ray. She graduated from Vinson High School. A Garden City resident since 1985, she was a homemaker and worked as a nurse's aide at St. Catherine Hospital for several years.

She belonged to Finney County Senior Center and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, both at Garden City.

On Feb. 22, 1946, she married Orville F. Jones at Hollis, Okla. He died Feb. 4, 1985.

Survivors include: a son, Ronnie L., Allen, Texas; two daughters, Joan F. Simmons, Amarillo, Texas, and Beth Becker, Garden City; a brother, Vaudry Ray, Borger, Texas; six grandchildren; a step-grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

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

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fairmount Cemetery, Hollis, Okla., with the Rev. Hoyt Ellis presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City.

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

Gladys Ruby Southard

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

She was born Sept. 17, 1908, near Warsaw, Mo., the daughter of Felix Milton and Effie Agnes Sandusky Johnson. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1928. A Greensburg resident since 1977 and a longtime Kiowa County resident, she taught, rural schools for two years.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, and was a former member of Haviland United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Thimbleena Club.

On April 20, 1929, she married Charles E. Southard at Greensburg. He died Feb. 9, 1988.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles E. Jr., Haviland, and James M., Pratt; a daughter, Barbara A. Cox, Hutchinson; a brother, Ralph K. Johnson, Renton, Wash.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Oliver, Lee, Curtis and Orville "Bus" Johnson; a sister, Thelma Johnson; and a granddaughter, Christine Diane Cox.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Lawrence Lambert Jr. presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.

Memorials may be sent to Greensburg United Methodist Church or to the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital Home Health and Swing Bed Departments, both in care of the funeral home.

Sylvia Snodgrass

LARNED - Sylvia Snodgrass, 72, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born Feb. 5, 1926, at Garfield, the daughter of Ray A. and Pearl E. Bingaman Duncan. A Larned resident since 1980, moving from Howard, she was a retired nurse's aide at the Hammond Holiday Home, Larned.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both at Larned, the Order of Eastern Star, Minneapolis, where she was a past Grand Worthy Matron, and she was a Girl Scout leader for more than 20 years and a Welcome Wagon hostess in Abilene.

On March 6, 1944, she married Lonnie Albert Snodgrass at Larned. He survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Paula Lloyd, Blue Springs, Mo., and Rhonda Jeffries, Dodge City; two brothers, Vaughn Duncan, Great Bend, and Vern Duncan, Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Ruby Buller, Halstead; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Duncan.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Charles Grant presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the American Diabetes Association, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Catherine O. `Cathy' King

LIBERAL - Catherine O. "Cathy" King, 67, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Southwest Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 10, 1930, at Broken Bow, Okla., the daughter of Osborne J. and Pearly Dyer Wilson. She was a 1949 graduate of Broken Bow High School, received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University) and attended the University of Kansas and Seward County Community College. A Liberal resident since 1975, coming from Tucson, Ariz., she taught private piano lessons until recently and was an accomplished artist, painting in oils and pastels.

She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Liberal, and the National Music Teachers Association.

On Aug. 27, 1952, she married Donald D. King at Broken Bow. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Donald D. Jr., Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Glen Edward, Plano, Texas; and a sister, Helen Wolfe, Broken Bow.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Liberal, with the Rev. Gail M. Neal presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Mortuary, Liberal. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the church.

Maudie E. Spires

HOISINGTON - Maudie E. Spires, 93, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Clara Barton Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1904, at Doniphan, Mo., the daughter of William and Maggie Lee Niswonger Anglin. A Hoisington resident for 69 years, moving from Poynor, Mo., she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Hoisington Bible Church.

On Dec. 24, 1922, she married Henry Cordrey Spires at Poynor. He died Nov. 20, 1982.

Survivors include: three sons, Briace P., Norton, Clayton L., Hoisington, and William H., Franktown, Colo.; five daughters, Nadine Beeman, Frankton, Ind., Basil F. Jantz and Twilla Brack, both of Hoisington, Melba Maggard, Liberal, and Shirley Juby, Gillette, Wyo.; 36 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, LaVern; a daughter, Berniece Whitaker; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hoisington Bible Church, with the Rev. Gary Clark presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and from 11:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to the Hoisington Rehabilitation Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Merry J. Meyer

SAWYER - Merry J. Meyer, 64, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.

She was born Aug. 25, 1933, at Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Fredrick and Egypt Fisk Kidd. A Sawyer resident since 1975, she was a homemaker.

On Feb. 10, 1957, she married Richard Meyer at Long Beach, Calif. He survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Joe and Sam Pauler, both of Wichita, and James Kasenow, Tuscon, Ariz.; two daughters, Peggy Johnson, Sawyer, and Tina Russell, Wichita; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Jerry Crosley.

Graveside service will be at 11 am. Thursday in Ellenwood Cemetery, Sawyer, with Pastor Donald Mutton presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to the Perdue House, Wichita, in care of the mortuary.

Mark R. Lehrman

NEWTON - Mark R. Lehrman, 37, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Newton Medical Center.

He was born April 27, 1960, at Newton, the son of Walter and Leona Mohn Lehrman. He was a lifetime Newton resident.

He attended Newton Bible Church.

Survivors include: parents, Newton; a brother, Robert, Newton; and a sister, Pamela Schrag, Newton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clark Jay; and a sister, Wendy Sue Lehrman.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Newton Bible Church, with Associate Pastor Ted Veer and Pastors Don Myer and Dale Ribble presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, both at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Nellie V. Molz

HARDTNER - Nellie V. Molz, 95, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Friendship Manor, Kiowa.

She was born Feb. 14, 1902, in Oklahoma Territory, Woods County, the daughter of George W. and Minerva A. Landrie Hardin. A lifetime resident of the Hardtner area, she was a teacher and a homemaker.

She belonged to St. John's Church of Christ, Hardtner.

On Aug. 14, 1929, she married Robert A. Molz at Hardtner. He died July 11, 1957.

Survivors include: nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Church of Christ, Hardtner, with Pastor Ron Olson presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa. Burial will be in Hardtner Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to Southwind Hospice.

Margaret B. Marshall

DODGE CITY - Margaret B. Marshall, 77, died Feb. 9, 1998, at Western Plains Regional Hospital.

She was born Nov. 3, 1920, at Atchison, the daughter of Robert and Vida St. John Kerr. She graduated from high school in Hackensack, N.J. She received a degree in home economics from Kansas State University in 1942. A Dodge City resident since 1976, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Minneola Community Church and was active in the local Christian Women's Club and the Menninger Bible Study Group.

On May 26, 1942, she married Louie Marshall at Manhattan. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert, Cypress, Calif., and Thomas, Wheaton, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Scott, Minneola, and Beverly Hann, Parkville, Mo.; a sister, Louise Thompson, Kerrville, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Minneola Community Church, with the Rev. Gary Winget presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in Minneola Cemetery.

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

Gerald Edward Tuttle

HAVILAND - Gerald Edward Tuttle, 80, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Byers, the son of Charles E. and Mabel G. Miles Tuttle. He attended Haviland local schools and was a graduate of Haviland High School. A lifetime Haviland resident, he was a farmer in the Haviland community.

On Aug. 24, 1940, he married Beulah Cutright at Bucklin. She died Nov. 13, 1995.

Survivors include: three sons, Byron, Scottsdale, Ariz., Eldon, Abilene, and Jerry, Haviland; two daughters, Paula Davis, Greensburg, and Le Anna Kimble, Andover; two brothers, Winifred, Greensburg, and Norman, Haviland; two sisters, Florace Davis, Weatherford, Okla., and Doris Muntz, Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and a sister, Anna Lee Young.

Cremation took place. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Haviland Cemetery, with the Rev. Riet Stonger presiding. A lunch for family and friends will be served at noon Friday at Haviland United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the church or to the Kiowa County Historical Museum in his honor and memory, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg.

Alexander Depperschmidt

LIEBENTHAL - Alexander Depperschmidt, 68, died Feb. 8, 1998, at the Good Samaritan Center, Ellis.

He was born May 20, 1929, at Liebenthal, the son of Joseph and Barbara Obloy Depperschmidt. A lifetime Rush County resident, he was a farmer and worked for the railroad for 15 years.

He belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal.

Survivors include: mother; two brothers, Clarence, Larned, and Leo, Garden City; and six sisters, Lillian Dinges and Edna Augustine, both of Ellis, Helen McLaughlin, La Mesa, Calif., and Dorothy Bittel, Mary Ann Brandt and Angela Bittel, all of La Crosse.

He was preceded in death by his father, three brothers and a sister.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal, with Fathers Benjamin Martin and Eugene Kenny presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to the Good Samaritan Center, Ellis, both in care of Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Dwight Thomas
Dwight Thomas, 98, of Hutchinson, died Jan. 31, 1999, at the Hester Care Center, Hutchinson.

He was born April 19, 1900, at Huron, S.D., the son of Cyrus L. and Elizabeth Lyon Thomas. A Hutchinson resident since 1950, moving from Topeka, he was the retired owner of Dwight Thomas Motors, Hutchinson.

He belonged to First Church of Christ, Scientist, was past president of the Kiwanis Club, Midian Shrine, Hutchinson-Reno Masonic Lodge No. 124 A.F. and A.M., and Prairie Dunes Country Club, all at Hutchinson, and served on the board of directors for the Lincoln-Mercury Dealers Association and the Lincoln-Mercury National Dealers Council.

On July 1, 1922, he married Neosha E. Whitlock at Springfield, Mo. She died March 3, 1990.

Survivors include: three grandchildren, Thomas Alumbaugh, Hutchinson, Amy Reimen, Durant, Okla., and Julie Britton, Manhattan; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lynn Alumbaugh; a brother; and four sisters.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Fairlawn Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with Daniel Dyck presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Towers in care of the mortuary.

Elton Lee Fahrney
BUHLER - Elton Lee Fahrney, 87, died Feb. 1, 1999, at the Pleasant View Home, Inman.

He was born Aug. 8, 1911, at Sterling, the son of Stanley E. and Martha Bell Beaty Fahrney. He farmed and also worked for Boeing and the Kansas State Highway Department, retiring in 1973.

He belonged to Mennonite Brethren Church, Buhler.

On Jan. 14, 1943, he married Edith S. Graber at Hutchinson. She died March 1, 1992.

Survivors include: three daughters, Delores Lenz, Phyllis Schroeder and Shirley Schrag, all of Buhler; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mennonite Brethren Church, Buhler, with Pastors Brent Warkentin and Nick Rempel presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, both at Buhler Mortuary. Burial will be in Buhler East Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, to Pleasant View Home or to Gideons International, all in care of the mortuary.

Florene L. Kopsa Blecha
NEWTON - Florene L. Kopsa Blecha, 71, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado.

She was born Oct. 28, 1927, at Cuba, Kan., the daughter of Fred and Pearl Fisher Kopsa. A Newton resident since 1991, having lived at Mankato for 30 years, she had taught first and second grade in schools at Cuba and Agenda. She was the owner and operator of Dreamliner Motel and Blecha Trailer Sales, Mankato.

She belonged to Salem United Methodist Church, Newton.

On June 30, 1947, she married Melvin Blecha. He died Nov. 11, 1975.

Survivors include: a son, Delton, Superior, Neb.; two daughters, Darci Campbell, El Dorado, and Deidra Edwards, Manhattan; two brothers, Melroy, Cuba, and Rodney, Paradise, Calif.; a sister, Carol Williams, Scott City; and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Presbyterian Church USA, Cuba, with Mr. Randy Paugh presiding. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Friendly Acres Chapel, Newton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville. Burial will be in Kopsa Cemetery, Cuba.

Memorials may be sent to KSU Cancer Research or to Friendly Acres Inc., Newton.

Amanda M. Dixon
DODGE CITY - Amanda M. Dixon, 82, died Jan. 30, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

She was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Ness County, the daughter of Henry and Anna Witthuhn Boehlke. She attended Ness County schools, graduating from Bazine High School and earning a teaching certificate from Fort Hays State College. A Dodge City resident since 1977, she taught school in rural Hodgeman County for six years.

She belonged to Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the Mary Martha Guild, Dodge City.

On May 2, 1937, she married Lawrence Dixon at Bazine. He died in 1973.

Survivors include: a son, Gary, Los Lunas, N.M.; two brothers, Herbert, Mount Hope, and Richard, Kinsley; a sister, Minnie Boehlke, Dodge City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City, with the Rev. Randall Jahnke presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brown's Grove Cemetery, Burdett.

Memorials may be sent to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

Martha Alma Bertha Stephens
EUDORA - Martha Alma Bertha Stephens, 92, formerly of McPherson, died Jan. 30, 1999, at Eudora Nursing Center, Eudora.

She was born June 21, 1906, at Groveland, the daughter of Theodore K. and Elizabeth Knackstedt Rump. A Eudora resident since 1990, moving from Chapman, she was a homemaker and farm wife. She was also a cook at Memorial Hospital, Farmers Alliance Insurance Co., Kemp's Restaurant Cafe and for several area schools while living in the McPherson area.

She belonged to the Extension Homemakers Unit, was a former member of Groveland Christian Church and First Christian Church, McPherson, and was a former McPherson County 4-H leader.

On Dec. 10, 1928, she married Henry F. Stephens at Groveland. He died Nov. 9, 1989.

Survivors include: a son, LeRoy A., Marianna, Fla.; three daughters, Thelma J. Holloway, Lawrence, Edna F. Spangler, Hayward, Calif., and Virginia Ripper, East Wenatchee, Wash.; a sister, Mildred Smith, Inman; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Dale H. and twins, Edwin and Edward; four brothers, Adolph, Arthur, Elmer and Karl; and two sisters, Mabel Ball and Mayme Smith.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home Chapel, McPherson, with Pastor Phil Radatz presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, rural McPherson.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or to Eudora Nursing Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Floyd E. `Cap' Conard
KIOWA - Floyd E. "Cap" Conard, 88, died Jan. 29, 1999, at Golden Plains Health Center, Hutchinson.

He was born March 19, 1910, in Stanton County, the son of Arner A. and Alice C. Pickerill Conard. A Kiowa resident since 1964, moving from Barber County, he was a farmer and mechanic.

He belonged to Hazelton Baptist Church.

On Aug. 25, 1940, he married Edith Todd in Comanche County. She survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Connie Plumb, Hutchinson; a sister, Maurine Cox, Attica; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel F.; and two half-brothers.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel, Kiowa, with the Rev. Paul Banister presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Attica Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, Kansas City, Kan., in care of the funeral home.

William Robert Fraser
NEWTON - William Robert Fraser, 87, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Peabody Community Living Center.

He was born April 30, 1911, at Beach Grove, Ky., the son of William and Marion Wanlass Fraser. A Newton resident since 1942, he worked for Santa Fe Railroads as a car man from 1942 until his retirement. He had also worked for many farmers in the Newton area, delivered milk for Sunrise Dairy, rural Newton, and worked for J.W. Huber Co., New Mexico, for a short time.

He belonged to Salem United Methodist Church, Newton, and was a member and past president of Newton Lodge No. 6844 of the Transportation Communication Union.

On Feb. 13, 1939, he married Letha Margaret Box at Newton. She died Feb. 19, 1989.

Survivors include: a son, Robert W., Hesston; a daughter, Carol Ellis, Hesston; two sisters, Katie Thompson, Newton, and Sarah Isabella Pickle, Amory, Miss.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James; a sister, Rena Powell; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. Kent Rogers presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be sent to Central Home Care and Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Katherine L. Rogers
HAYS - Katherine L. Rogers, 88, died Jan. 29, 1999, at San Antonio.

She was born Aug. 12, 1910, at WaKeeney, the daughter of W.C.P. and Bertha Potts Rhoades. She was a former teacher at Fort Hays State University and an author of many publications.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, PEO, the Order of Eastern Star and many other church and local organizations, all at Hays.

On Feb. 17, 1934, she married Arthur M. Rogers. He died June 23, 1977.

Survivors include: a son, Earl, San Jose, Calif.; three daughters, Bonnie Nelson, Virginia Beach, Va., Marilyn Loop, San Antonio, and Jean Weber, Bailey, Colo.; a brother, Benjamin, Ogden, Utah; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Hays, with Dr. John Paulin and the Rev. Bill Miller presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel. Private burial services will be in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials may be sent to the church, to Fort Hays State University or to the Sternberg Museum, all in care of the funeral chapel.

Robert `Bobby' Cornell Council Jr.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Robert "Bobby" Cornell Council Jr., 41, died Jan. 22, 1999, at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

A Brunswick resident, he was employed at Sonny's BBQ.

He belonged to Morning Side Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include: three brothers, Donnie Council, Albany, Ga., Michael Council and Pete Staats, both of Brunswick; a sister, Debbie Anthony, Pratt; and grandparents, Betty and Charlie Blasi, Pratt.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Bickley Churchyard Cemetery, Camden County, with the Rev. Tommy Kyser presiding. Chapman Funeral Home, Brunswick, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society, Brunswick, Ga.

Melba J. Smith
DODGE CITY - Melba J. Smith, 60, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Dodge City.

She was born Oct. 26, 1938, at Larned, the daughter of Milton and Bertha Burns Smith. A Dodge City resident, she was formerly of Kinsley.

She belonged to the Job Club at Arrowhead West Inc., Dodge City.

Survivors include: two brothers, Ronnie, Greensburg, and George, Dodge City; and a sister, Donna Smith, Kinsley.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.

Memorials may be sent to Arrowhead West Inc. in care of McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley.

Delia Lovina Ray Knowles
TOPEKA - Delia Lovina Ray Knowles, 84, died Feb. 1, 1999, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.

She was born Feb. 11, 1914, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Frederick George and Nora Barber Ray. She attended Hutchinson schools. A Topeka resident since 1941, she worked in Wichita, later at the Employment Security division of the Kansas State Department of Labor, and managed her farm-related interests in Reno County and Colorado.

She belonged to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Topeka, and was an active member of the Topeka Women's Club.

In 1941, she married Wayne Knowles at Topeka. He died in 1994.

Other survivors include: two sons, George, the American Embassy, Brussels, Belgium, and Charles, Topeka; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Topeka, with the Rev. Robin Kash presiding. Friends may call today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Berryl Mitchell
Berryl Mitchell, 90, of Hutchinson, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born April 17, 1908, in Athens County, Ohio, the daughter of Mahlon and Rosa Ellen Mooney Russell. She was a 1925 graduate of Mankato High School and attended business college in Topeka. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she worked at Reno County Abstract and Title Co. for over 40 years, retiring in 1986.

She belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson.

On Feb. 3, 1934, she married Ralph W. Mitchell at Hutchinson. He died Jan. 10, 1970.

Survivors include: two daughters, Diane M. Wood, Hutchinson, and Nancy Mitchell Beall, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Clarys Rice, Hilo, Hawaii; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, Hutchinson, and Michelle S. Beall, Alexandria, Va.; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Private family graveside services will be held in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato.

Memorials may be sent to the Hutchinson Public Library in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Pauline Gladys Melton
GREAT BEND - Pauline Gladys Melton died Feb. 1, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend.

Emery Norland
GALVA - Emery Norland, 82, died Jan. 31, 1999, at his home.

He was born June 19, 1916, at Copeland, the son of Erick Elmer and Gratia Lillie May Aelmore Norland. A McPherson County resident most of his life, he was a farmer and rancher.

He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715, McPherson, and a life member of American Legion Post No. 140, Lindsborg.

He married Laura Lee Myers. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Ken, Fort Worth, Texas, Gilbert, Spring, Texas, and Randy, Galva; a daughter, Janice Wilde, Quenemo; two sisters, Violet Lundquist, McPherson, and Maxine Allen, Hoisington; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Abner, Bill, Verne and Kenneth; and two sisters, Edna Hallgarth and Zelma Walline.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at New Gottland Lutheran Church, rural Galva, with Ramona H. Carlin and the Rev. Don Hammerli presiding.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, both at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial will be in New Gottland Cemetery, rural Galva.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Roxbury United Parish, Roxbury.

Mary K. Sullivan
WICHTIA - Mary K. Sullivan, 82, died Feb. 1, 1999, at Wichita.

She was born July 4, 1916, at Waldron, the daughter of Harry E. and Gracie M. Bowen Blowey. A Wichita resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Westwood Presbyterian Church, Wichita.

On June 5, 1938, she married Robert B. Sullivan at Rose Hill. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Terry L., Clearwater, and Robert B., Leawood; a brother, Harry, Cory, Colo.; a sister, Marjorie Million, Sedgwick; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, with the Rev. David McCann presiding. Elliott Mortuary, Anthony, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to Home Health and Hospice, Derby.

A service was listed incorrectly in Essie Pearl Blakely's obituary in Monday's editions of The News. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hugoton Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stephen Bailey presiding.

Helen `Babe' Weber
BUSHTON - Helen "Babe" Weber, 84, died Feb. 1, 1999, at Integrated Health Services, Great Bend.

She was born Jan. 28, 1915, at Bushton, the daughter of Fred and Lottie Hohl Stehwein. She was a homemaker.

She attended St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.

On March 6, 1937, she married Basil "Bill" Weber at Wichita. He died Dec. 15, 1973.

Survivors include: two nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and a sister, Evelyn Bredfeldt.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bushton Cemetery, with Pastor Arlo Lehmann presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

Memorials may be sent to the church at Holyrood or to the Claflin Ambulance Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Alfred Lee Hallbauer
Alfred Lee Hallbauer, 55, of Hutchinson, died Jan. 30, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born Jan. 12, 1944, at Neodesha, the son of Maurice F. and Leota C. Linninger Hallbauer. He worked at McDonald's.

He belonged to the Nazarene Church.

Survivors include: two brothers, Edward, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Donald R., Pleasanton; a sister, Emma Jean Smith, Texas; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha, with the Rev. Carl Soliday presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Neodesha Cemetery.

Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha, is in charge of arrangements.

George W. Walters
DAYTON, Tenn. - George W. Walters, 86, died Jan. 31, 1999, at Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, Kennewick, Wash.

He was a Fowler resident from 1983 to 1991.

On March 15, 1966, he married Mary Davis Holsberry at Las Vegas, Nev. She died Feb. 20, 1990.

Survivors include: nine children; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Inurnment memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fowler Cemetery. Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 West Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

John Taylor Tweedy
DODGE CITY - John Taylor Tweedy, 89, died Jan. 30, 1999, at Sun Valley Health Care Center, Harlingen, Texas.

He was born Sept. 17, 1909, at Lebanon, the son of Harry M. and Bye Spurrier Tweedy. A Dodge City resident since 1955, moving from Goodland, he was a diesel electrician for the Rock Island and Santa Fe railroads, retiring in 1974.

He belonged to Wilroads Garden Christian Church and numerous travel and camping organizations.

On Feb. 23, 1929, he married Neva L. Hillman at Mankato. She died Jan. 22, 1977. On Aug. 1, 1981, he married Mildred McKelvey Hall. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, John T., Kansas City, Mo., Darrell D. and Raymond, both of Dodge City; three daughters, Laura Burris, Dodge City, Neva Bozarth and Linda Tweedy, both of Fredonia; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Glover, Westport, Ind.; a brother, Frank, Phillipsburg; a sister, Helen Dickerson, Red Cloud, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with the Rev. Jeff Hiers presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City.

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


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