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Helen M. Mosher
Helen M. Mosher, 71, of Hutchinson, died May 5, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Aug. 2, 1927, at Nickerson, the daughter of Francis and Goldie Copperfield Welker. A lifetime resident of the Hutchinson and Nickerson areas, she was a retired housekeeper for the former Hutchinson Holidome.

She was a volunteer for the annual Easter Seals Campaign.

On Sept. 22, 1946, she married Victor A. Mosher at Hutchinson. He died May 11, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Alan, Hutchinson; two daughters, Cheryl L. Corwin, Buhler, and Jennifer L. McKean, Seattle; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldon and Orland Welker; a sister, Ruth Cullison; and a grandson.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with Pastor Rodney Phillips presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, both in care of the mortuary.

Agnes Marie Jordan
GREAT BEND - Agnes Marie Jordan, 88, died May 6, 1999, at Integrated Health Services, Great Bend.

She was born May 3, 1911, at Holyrood, the daughter of Joe and Marie Stejskal Dressler. A longtime Great Bend resident, formerly of Holyrood and Claflin, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, was a past president and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for more than 50 years, and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Elks Lodge.

On June 1, 1941, she married Merl Jordan at Ellsworth. He died June 18, 1973.

Survivors include: a sister, Georgia Squires, Great Bend; four nephews; and five nieces.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Dressler; and a sister, Lena Eggers.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Near presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Claflin Cemetery, Claflin. A Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary service will be held at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Claflin Ambulance Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Vincent M. `Tuffy' Gales
BELPRE - Vincent M. "Tuffy" Gales, 81, of Belpre, died May 6, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Larned.

He was born Nov. 7, 1917, at Belpre, the son of Jacob and Ida Koett Gales. He graduated from Belpre High School in 1936. A lifetime Belpre resident, he was a retired auto mechanic.

He belonged to St. Bernard's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On June 21, 1941, he married Florence Frazee at Belpre. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Larry Gales, Burlington, Lenny Gales, Ellinwood, Randy Gales, Lyndon, Jon Sward and Kelvin Gales, both of Wichita; four daughters, Beth Seba, Anthony, Joyce Korf, Larned, Phyllis Rodgers, Gridley, and Janel Martin, Belpre; 24 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet Kay and Connie Jean Gales; three brothers, Leonard, Lawrence and Ferdinand Gales; and two sisters, Hildegarde Boman and Frances Stultz.

Vigil service will be at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Belpre. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, with Father Robert A. Schremmer presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Minnis Chapel, Macksville.

Memorials may be sent to the Vincent M. "Tuffy" Gales Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral chapel.

Betty Durbin Grimwood
BURNS - Betty Durbin Grimwood, 75, died May 5, 1999, at her home in Burns.

She was born March 9, 1924, at Coffeyville, the daughter of Brice and Verna Brown Durbin. She graduated from Burns High School and attended El Dorado Junior College. A Burns resident since 1936, she worked at Burns State Bank and later Peabody State Bank, and was a licensed pilot.

She belonged to Burns United Methodist Church, where she was a lay leader and worked as Spiritual Life Leader,and to the United Methodist Women and the District Council of Ministries. She initiated the Burns International Student Program.

On Nov. 19, 1943, she married Edward Dwelle Grimwood. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Charles, Salina, and Thomas, Burns; two brothers, Brice Durbin, Topeka, and John Durbin, Austin, Texas; a grandson; five nephews; and a cousin.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery.

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

Stella M. Davis
KINSLEY - Stella M. Davis, 88, died May 5, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 3, 1910, at Spearville, the daughter of John and Mary Trenkamp Nall. A longtime Kinsley resident, she was a retired cook.

She belonged to St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both at Kinsley.

On May 17, 1950, she married Jack Davis at Clayton, N.M. He died March 11, 1975.

Survivors include: four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father William Vogel presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.

Memorials may be sent to the St. Nicholas School Endowment Fund or to Medicalodge, both in care of the funeral home.

Elizabeth May Smith
ULYSSES - Elizabeth May Smith, 84, of Ulysses, died May 6, 1999, at Ulysses.

She was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Grant County, the daughter of Charles Levi and Clemmie Tabitha Blackburn Walker. She attended school and graduated from Grant County High School. A Ulysses resident since 1981, formerly of rural Grant County, Ogden, Utah, and Lamar and La Junta, Colo., she and her husband farmed in northeast Grant County.

She belonged to Patterson Avenue Church of God, Friendship Grange, the Friendship Sunday school, and Ladies Aid.

On June 26, 1940, she married Jasper Earl Smith at La Junta. He died Nov. 22, 1990.

Survivors include: a son, Larry Keith, Ulysses; two daughters, Paula Kay Williams, Ulysses, and Sandra Louise Kennedy, Great Bend; a brother, Cecil Walker, Weskan; a sister, Vernie W. Collins, Pueblo, Colo.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Forest Walker.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Patterson Avenue Church of God, Ulysses, with the Rev. Timothy Warren presiding. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Kidney Foundation or the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Edward Jack Velacich
ULYSSES - Edward Jack Velacich, 55, of Ulysses, died May 6, 1999, at Western Prairie Care Home, Ulysses.

He was born Feb. 20, 1944, at Crystal Falls, Mich., the son of Slavey and Marjorie Kruger Velacich. A Ulysses resident for 20 years, he was employed at various occupations.

He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ulysses, and served in the U.S. Army.

On Dec. 7, 1968, he married Debbie Dilbeck at Dearborn, Mich. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Jon, Lakin; a daughter, Jacqueline Velacich, of the home; a brother, Jack, Isabella, Minn.; a sister, MarjorieAnn Gulbranson, Eveleth, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christi of Later Day Saints, Ulysses, with Larry Egley presiding. Burial will follow in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Western Prairie Care Home, Ulysses, in care of the funeral home.

Thelma L. Barnhill Brantley
WINFIELD - Thelma L. Barnhill Brantley, 97, died May 4, 1999, at her home in Winfield.

She was born March 27, 1902, in Lincoln County, Okla., the daughter of John J. and Lucinda Bell Queen Barnhill. A Winfield resident since 1921, she was a hair salon owner and operator for many years. She worked as a psychiatric aide at Winfield State Hospital from 1952 to 1967.

She belonged to First Baptist Church, Winfield.

She married Wilbur Archer. He preceded her in death. She later married Pleas O. Brantley. He died in 1981.

Survivors include: three sons, including Jon Brantley, Larned; two daughters, including Julie Dillard, Winfield; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Winfield. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Miles Funeral Service, Winfield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Winfield.

William M. `Bill' Cron Jr.
COFFEYVILLE - William M. "Bill" Cron Jr., 71, died May 5, 1999, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 21, 1928, at Coffeyville, the son of William M. and Mabel M. Short Cron. He worked as a boilermaker for Union Local No. 83, Kansas City, Mo., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include: two daughters, Joyce Fore, McPherson, and Vickie Moser, Sabetha; a brother, Vernon D., Caney; a sister, Beverly Jewell, Ellsworth; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Robbins Cemetery, south of Dearing, with Minister David Bycroft presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Graves Funeral Home, Coffeyville.

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

Otto Pruter
HAYS - Otto Pruter, 94, died May 5, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center, Hays.

He was born April 22, 1905, in rural Natoma, the son of Edward and Clara Massengale Pruter. A Hays resident since 1958, formerly of Natoma, Paradise and Osborne, he worked in the implement and hardware business as a mechanic, operated a Standard Oil Co. fuel truck at Paradise, and worked in maintenance at Fort Hays State University, retiring in 1970. He belonged to Church of the Nazarene, Hays.

On Oct. 9, 1938, he married Ella May Stockton at Osborne. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Roger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Nina Horton, Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, Ray Eldon, Russell; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marcel and two infants; and a sister, Stella Doty.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Church of the Nazarene, Hays, with the Rev. Will Haworth presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Natoma Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Good Samaritan Center, Hays, both in care of the mortuary.

Robert Lee McCandless
TULSA, Okla. - Robert Lee McCandless, 70, died May 4, 1999, at his home in Tulsa.

He was born Aug. 2, 1928, at Hutchinson, the son of William Willis and Cora Mae McCandless. He was a retired mechanical draftsman and had spent most of his life in Hutchinson.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: wife, Dorothy Jean McCandless; a son, Darren Mark; a daughter, Lynn McCandless; three brothers, Richard, Belton, Mo., Earl, Hutchinson, and Willis, Kirkland, Wash.; three sisters, Helen Peacock and Edna Hamilton, both of Bellevue, Wash., and Elizabeth Skinner, Wichita; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, Tulsa.

Florence Slaughter
ANTHONY - Florence Slaughter, 94, died May 3, 1999, at Stockton, Mo.

She was born Nov. 2, 1904, in Harper County, the daughter of Beecher and Lulu Hopkins Bettis. A longtime Anthony area resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Central Baptist Church, Anthony.

On April 8, 1923, she married Eugene Slaughter at Medford, Okla. He died Feb. 6, 1986.

Survivors include: three daughters, Alta Lingo, Seymour, Mo., Orva Roller, Stockton, Mo., and Mary Ellen Schott, Philippine Islands; two sisters, Ruth Curtin, Rialto, Calif., and Maxine Thedford, Wichita; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church, Anthony. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Williams Funeral Home, Anthony.

Palmer LaVern Strecker
FORT DODGE - Palmer LaVern Strecker, 66, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Kansas Soldier's Home, Halsey Hall, Fort Dodge.

He was born Aug. 6, 1933, at WaKeeney, the son of Frederick W. Fabrizius and Anetha Strecker-Dunkel. He graduated from Russell High School and attended Kansas State University. A Fort Dodge resident since 1990, moving from Russell, he was a route salesman for Holsum Bakery, Salina, and Betts Baking, Hutchinson, was a former owner of Sears, Russell, and maintenance supervisor for Tivilo, Denver.

He belonged to St. John Lutheran Church, the Elks Lodge, Shriners and Jaycees, all at Russell. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1961 and was a member of the National Guard.

Survivors include: two daughters, Melodie Dedonis, Solomon, and April Maier, Greensburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place and the will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the American Heart Association, both in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Gayle A. Gimple
GRAND JUNCTION, Co. - Gayle A. Gimple, 92, died Sept. 18, 1999, at Mary's Hospital & Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colo.

She was born Dec. 6, 1906, at Turon, the daughter of Frank and Ollie Allison Seward. She graduated from Lewis High School. A Grand Junction, Colo. resident, formerly of Liberal, Des Moines, Iowa, St. Louis, Boulder, Colo. and Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Congregational United Church of Christ, Grand Junction.

On Feb. 19, 1929, she married David C. Gimple at Hutchinson. He died Feb. 8, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Gordon Clayton "Bud", Grand Junction, Colo.; a daughter, Gwendolyn Gimple, San Rafael, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, at Emanuel United Church of Christ, Ellinwood, with the Rev. Jack Martow presiding. Friends may sign the register book prior to service time. Burial will be in Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood.

Edward B. Davis
GARDEN CITY - Edward B. Davis, 87, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Evergreen Gardens Assisted Living, Garden City.

He was born Feb. 23, 1912, at Hutchinson, the son of Roy E. and Kathrine Barton Davis. He graduated from Dodge City High School, Dodge City, and attended University of Southern California. A Garden City resident for over 40 years, formerly of Dodge City and Wichita, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years before retiring as Superintendent of Mail and was also a private accountant.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Elks Lodge, and the Senior Center, all of Garden City.

In 1936, he married Ellene Emaline James at Dodge City. She died in 1975.

Survivors include: two sons, James B., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Scott E., Westlake Village, Calif.; two daughters, Helen Marie Davis Rodebaugh, Columbus, Ohio, and Mary E. Davis, Garden City; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Max, and Marian.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Garden City, with the Rev. Janet Hernandez and Pastor Scott E. Davis presiding. Calling time will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Easter Dotsy
Easter Dotsy, 96, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Oakwood Rehabilitation Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Dec. 5, 1902, at Utica, Miss., the daughter of Ollie and Leonia Terry Reed. A Hutchinson resident for four years, moving from Chicago, she was retired from the Eight-Thirty Hotel as an elevator operator and dishwasher.

She belonged to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

She married L.C. Henry. He preceded her in death. She later married Robert Dotsy. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a sister, Letha Bracey, Hutchinson; four grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three nephews; and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by a son, Willie Henry; two brothers, Allie and Ollie Reed Jr.; and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. William J. Green Sr. presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson.

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

Hiram H. Larson
LINDSBORG - Hiram H. Larson, 79, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.

He was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Ellsworth County, the son of Henry Albin and Minnie Gustafson Larson. A Marquette and Lindsborg resident, he was a retired farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Bethany Lutheran Church and Emil Pinkall American Legion Post No. 140, both at Lindsborg, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salina. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On Oct. 21, 1944, he married Wilma I. Nelson at Lindsborg. She survives.

Survivors include: two sons, Merle, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Willis, Lindsborg; a daughter, Ann Murfitt, Wakefield, Mass.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kermit and Laymer; an infant brother; and a sister, Grace McKellip.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, with Pastor Charles Humphrey presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, with flag presentation by Emil Pinkall American Legion Post No. 140.

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

Leslie D. Johnson
MARQUETTE - Leslie D. Johnson, 81, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Lindsborg Community Hospital, Lindsborg.

He was born Aug. 8, 1918, in rural Brookville, the son of Mauritz and Katie Smith Johnson. A longtime Langley and Marquette area resident, he was a retired employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad.

On Aug. 10, 1937, he married Donnia Rush at McPherson. She survives.

Survivors include: three sons, Dean, Marquette, and John R. and Verle, both of McPherson; a daughter, Elsie Platner, McPherson; two sisters, Velma Jean Nelson and Pauline Nelson, both of Lindsborg; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Marquette, with Pastor Larry Brock presiding. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Olson's Funeral Home, Marquette. Burial will be in Bean Cemetery, Little River.

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

Helen E. Faulkner
NICKERSON - Helen E. Faulkner, 75, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

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

Joyce Bass
Joyce Bass, 64, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born March 15, 1935, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Albert and Louise Eldridge Stoughton. She attended Hutchinson schools. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a bag turning machine operator for Hutchinson Bag Corporation, Hutchinson, retiring in 1995.

She belonged to the Textile Worker Union.

On April 17, 1985, she married William Bass at Enid, Okla. He died Jan. 17, 1993.

Survivors include: two sons, James L. Gilbert, Hutchinson, and Steven L. Gilbert, Tacoma, Wash.; three daughters, Sandra Knoll, Tacoma, Wash., and Betsy Camp and Linda Gilbert, both of Hutchinson; a sister, Connie Rogalsky, Hutchinson; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson.

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

Timothy Raymond Dolenz
ANDOVER - Timothy Raymond Dolenz, 35, died Oct. 4, 1999, near Benton.

He graduated from Wichita State University in 1986 with a degree in industrial engineering. He was a production test pilot at Raytheon Aircraft, Wichita

Survivors include: wife, Lili Anne, Andover; a son, Nathan Andrew, of the home; three brothers, James, Wichita, Jerry, Woodward, Okla., and Tom, Iola; five sisters, Teresa Cottrell, Meade, Patti Tharp, Medicine Lodge, Mary Hardiman, Chandler, Ariz., Rosemarie Dolenz, McPherson, and Kathy Dolenz, Salina; grandmother, Martha Schmit, Kansas City, Mo.; and 18 nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and maternal grandparents.

Vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Michael Baldwin presiding. Burial will be in Andover Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Timothy R. Dolenz Children's Scholarship Fund, in care of Andover State Bank, 511 Andover Rd., Andover, KS 67002.

Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, is in charge of arrangements.

William T. Varah
GREAT BEND - William T. Varah, 87, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born April 13, 1912, in Barton County, the son of James W. and Abbie Myers Varah. A Great Bend resident for 12 years, moving from Galatia, he was a retired farmer.

He belonged to First Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, all at Hoisington, and was a board member of Kroesch Scholarship Fund, Hoisington. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

In December 1956, he married Verna Mae Hartshorn at Hoisington. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Jake W., Great Bend; two daughters, Donna Stuart, DeSoto, and Louise Varah, Great Bend; and three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Jack Matrow presiding. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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

Sherry Lynn Major
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Sherry Lynn Major, 49, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Nov. 24, 1949, at Hutchinson, the daughter of John W. and Barbara J. Diggs Schoenhoff. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include: two sons, Jesse L., of the home, and Kelly Jenkins, Hutchinson; two daughters, Shelly Anstine, Hutchinson, and Keri Jenkins, Lawrence; mother, Hutchinson; three brothers, Craig, Mike, and Johnny Schoenhoff, all of Hutchinson; caregiver, Don Hamilton, Hutchinson; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Nick Warner presiding. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Sexual Assault-Domestic Violence Center, Hutchinson, in care of the mortuary.

Anna `Jo' Atkinson
Anna "Jo" Atkinson, 69, of Hutchindon, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Sept. 26, 1930, at Bala, the daughter of Clifford J. and Margaret Peterson Young. A Hutchinson resident since 1969, she was a homemaker.

On March 15, 1951, she married Gerald D. Atkinson at Abilene. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Donovan, Larned, and Jeffery, Palestine, Texas; a daughter, Diana Stucky, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Doris Dunn, Clay Center; and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, with the Rev. Larry Bradford and Edward Stucky presiding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.

Memorials may be sent to the Oncology Department of the Hutchinson Clinic.

Olive E. Hawkins
WELLINGTON - Olive E. Hawkins, 77, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Wellington.

She was born Nov. 11, 1921, at Vinita, Okla., the daughter of Robert and Anna Wright Heater. She was a retired nurse aide.

She belonged to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wellington, and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Attica.

She married Edward Merten Jr. He died Oct. 16, 1951. She later married William "Ben" Hawkins. He died March 10, 1986.

Survivors include: a son, Richard "Rick" Merten, Wichita; two daughters, Sheran Salada, Santee, Calif., and De Lynn Schrant, Wellington; two sisters, Opal Ruble, Hoisington, and Mabel Chastain, Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Attica Cemetery, with Father Michael Peltzer presiding.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.

E. Maxine Querbach
NORTH NEWTON - E. Maxine Querbach, 85, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Newton Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Hodgeman County, the daughter of Ollie Stanton and Inez Crume Brumfield. She graduated from Fort Hays State College in 1936. A Newton resident since 1995, she was a farm wife and teacher. She taught at Ness City, Fullerton, Hanston and Pleasantview Schools, retiring in 1975.

She had been She married John Querbach in 1939. He died in 1981.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry, Albuquerque, N.M., and Joe, Wichita; a daughter, Marjorie Delker, Newton; a brother, Loyd Brumfield, Beaumont, Texas; a sister, Frances Plummer, Easton, Md.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Pat; and a grandchild.

Memorial service will be held in Hanston at a later time. There will be no visitation.

Broadway-Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, is in charge of arrangements.

Glen F. Hubbard
HOBBS, N.M. - Glen F. Hubbard, 70, died Sept. 29, 1999, at his home.

He was born April 23, 1929, at Mitchell, the son of Howard and Vada Hubbard. A resident of Hobbs, N.M., he was formerly of Rice County.

On Jan. 5, 1950, he married Velma Schultz at Mitchell. She survives.

Survivors include: three sons, Glen Jr., Hobbs, and Allen and Stanley, both of Atchison; a daughter, Patricia Maker, Belleair, Fla.; a brother, Howard Jr., Hutchinson; a sister, Yvonne Hill, Lyons; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held Oct. 2, 1999, in Hobbs, N.M.

Memorials may be sent to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, in care of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, Hobbs, N.M.

M.R. "Peggie" Pinnick
LAKE CITY - M.R. "Peggie" Pinnick, 71, died Oct. 5, 1999, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born May 28, 1928, at Hurlock, Md., the daughter of Andrew Francis and Della Mae Griffith Christopher. A Lake City resident since 1980, moving from Wilmore, she was a waitress.

Survivors include: two sons, Albert Ernst Jr., Lake City, and Andrew E. Ernst, McMinnville, Ore.; three daughters, Margo A. Cruz, Isabel, Toni L. Hollingsworth, Ogden, and Lisa K. Pinnick, Lake City; a sister, Janet F. Womach, Laurel, Del., and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Christopher.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Isabel Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Phinisey presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent in memory of "Peggie" in care of the funeral home.

Robert C. Simpson
MEDICINE LODGE - Robert C. Simpson, 92, died Oct. 6, 1999, at his home in Medicine Lodge.

He was born May 11, 1907, at Medicine Lodge, the son of Warren and Mary Elizabeth Clarke Simpson. A lifetime Medicine Lodge resident, he was a dirt contractor.

He belonged to the Roping Club, Medicine Lodge.

On March 29, 1930, he married Majorie P. Rozzelle. She died in 1977.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard K., Lima, Peru, and Phillip D., Medicine Lodge; three daughters, Phyllis J. Shelite, Pratt, Evelyn R. Pierce, Liberal, and Mary K. Rucker, Sharon; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee; a sister, Gladys Ware; and two grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, with Ron Schwerdtfeger presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Alice Marie Young
GARDEN CITY - Alice Marie Young, 69, died Oct. 7, 1999, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

She was born June 8, 1930, at Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Lee and Katherine Jenkels Adcox. A Garden City resident since 1996, moving from Ensign, she was a city clerk and previously owned and operated a restaurant with her husband at Ensign.

She was of the Baptist faith.

On March 22, 1950, she married Ernest R. Young at Clayton, N.M. He died in March 1987.

Survivors include: two sons, Marty, Northglenn, Colo., and Harold, Garden City; a brother, Marvin Adcox, Eudora; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ensign Cemetery with the Rev. Arlen Ankle presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to the Alice Marie Young Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Eleanor Barrett Kerr
PRATT - Eleanor Barrett Kerr, 91, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson.

She was born Nov. 4, 1907, at Nan, Siam, the daughter of Arthur and Blanche Miller Barrett. She attended elementary and high school in Pratt. In 1928, she received a bachelor's degree from the College of Emporia. She earned a Master of Arts degree in 1930 from the University of Kansas. A Pratt resident for more than 70 years, she was an English teacher in Mound City and Coats High Schools and at Pratt Community College.

She belonged to Pratt Presbyterian Church, to the Pratt County Historical Society, P.E.O., 1935 Improvement Club, the Gifts and Bequests Committee of Pratt Regional Medical Center and Phi Beta Kappa.

On Oct. 22, 1939, she married Fredric Henry Kerr at Pratt. He died May 25, 1979.

Survivors include: two sons, former State Senator, Fredric A. Kerr, Pratt, and State Senator David M. Kerr, of Hutchinson; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Miller Barrett; and a sister, Margaret Morgan.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pratt Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Thomas D. Sutter presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt. Burial will be in the Coats Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Gifts & Bequests Committee of Pratt Regional Medical Center, or to Pratt Public Library, both in care of the mortuary.

William `Bill' Hobbs
McPHERSON - William "Bill" Hobbs, 79, died Oct. 13, 1999, at the Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.

He was born May 17, 1920, at Hiawatha, the son of Winfield Scott and Mary Elma Nance Hobbs. He graduated from Reserve High School, Reserve, received his bachelor's degree in education from McPherson College, McPherson, and his master's in education from the University of Kansas. A McPherson resident since 1970, moving from Topeka, he was a retired administrator for Cedars Health Care Center and was a professor of education at McPherson College, both at McPherson. He was also a public school principal at Topeka, teacher and principal for Wakefield Public Schools and was a negotiator for the Kansas State Teachers Association.

He belonged to Church of the Brethren, McPherson, where he was a Sunday School teacher, was past president of McPherson Rotary Club No. 499 and District No. 5670, governor of Rotary International, was chairman of McPherson City Planning Commission and SCORE. He belonged to the Kansas State Teachers Association and many state and national administrative and educational professional organizations.

On March 31, 1945, he married Anne Brundage at Newtown, Conn. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Christopher Scott, Douglas, Neb., and Lynn Ward, Newton; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Anne Hobbs; and two brothers, John and Homer Hobbs.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren, McPherson, with Dr. Don Booz and the Rev. Chris Whitacre presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Private family graveside services will be held in McPherson Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Central Homecare and Hospice, Cedars Health Care Center or to the church, all in care of the funeral home.

Edna Farthing
Edna Farthing, 88, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 14, 1999, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.

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

Torance Glenn Riley
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Torance Glenn Riley, 91, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born Nov. 12, 1907, at Centerview, the son of Harvey L. and Eva Yingst Riley. He graduated from Stafford High School and Kansas City Electrical College. A Hutchinson resident for most of his life, he was a self-employed electrician.

He belonged to First Church of God, Hutchinson, and American Electrician Union.

On Jan. 31, 1937, he married Zepha E. Heyen at Anderson, Ind. She survives.

Other survivors include several nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ardyth LaRue Riley; and two brothers, Hersey E. and Oliver Riley.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor John Carney presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery.

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

Eldon A. Regier
NEWTON - Eldon A. Regier, 59, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Feb. 3, 1940, at Newton, the son of Willard H. and Olga Regier Regier. He graduated from Berean Academy, Elbing, and attended Bethel College, North Newton, before leaving to farm with his father. He was in partnership with his father until 1991, and worked for Epp's Service driving a fuel truck and Farmers Grain Co-op, Burns and Benton.

He belonged to Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren, Newton, where he was an elder, Sunday school teacher, usher and was currently chairman of the Missions Committee. He served on the Board of Directors at Berean Academy, Elbing, and was involved with the 1W Service from 1958 to 1960, Indianapolis.

On Oct. 3, 1964, he married Della G. Classen at Meade. She survives.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Janene Freerksen, Topeka, Jeanette Regier, Belton, Mo., and Kristine Edgren, Newton; father, Newton; two brothers, Bob Schmidt, Newton, and Duane Schmidt, Paoli, Ind.; a sister, Lois Wiens, Newton; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and stepmother, Elma Ruth Regier.

Funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church, Newton, with the Rev. Mark Isaac presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, both at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family graveside services will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be sent to the Berean Academy, Elbing, or to the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Charles Fredrick Robbins
LARNED - Charles Fredrick Robbins, 89, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Larned.

He was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Pawnee County, the son of Charles Fredrick and Talka Andree Robbins. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a retired Mistletoe Express Agent and was a gas station operator for many years.

On Sept. 7, 1929, he married Carina Valeda Ekhoff at Kinsley. She survives.

Other survivors include: a brother, Kenneth, Dallas; a sister, Mabel Seewald, Little Rock, Ark.; five step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and four step great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jack D.; four sisters. Ruby, Hazel, Doris and Florence; and a step great-granddaughter.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Pastor Charles Grant presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday, both at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Boys Scouts of America, or to the Larned Emergency Medical Service, both in care of the mortuary.

John Wesley Hudson
NICKERSON - John Wesley Hudson, 76, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Missouri, the son of John and Rosie Shaddy Hudson. A longtime California resident, moving to Nickerson in 1995, he was a retired foundry worker, from Kaiser Steel Company, Fontana, Calif.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include: a niece, Joyce Neahring, Nickerson; and several other nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Robert B. Brooks presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Marvin J. `Merf' Graber
LAKIN - Marvin J. "Merf" Graber, 77, died Oct. 14, 1999, at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.

He was born April 25, 1922, at Kingman, the son of Ben B. and Fanny Stucky Graber. A Kearny County resident since 1970, formerly of Kingman and Reno counties, he was a retired farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Kingman Mennonite Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an associate member of United Methodist Church, where he served as a lay leader and sang in the United Methodist Choir and was a board member and former president of the Farmer's Co-op, all at Lakin.

On Aug. 3, 1947, he married Mary Gehring at Moundridge. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Ron, of the home; a daughter, Pat Mitchell, Lakin; three sisters, Rosella Risley, Frieda Kaufman and Ann Schroeder, all of Kingman; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Lakin, with the Rev. Joe Atherton presiding and the Rev. Jeffrey Lee assisting. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Lakin. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery.

Memorial may be sent to Gideons International, High Plains Retirement Village or to the Alzheimer's Association, all in care of the funeral home.

Ileon Marie Wilson
Ileon Marie Wilson, 90, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 14, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Sept. 1, 1909, in Reno County, the daughter of George and Ethel Shumway Shiells. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker.

On Oct. 21, 1929, she married Lester T. Wilson at Hutchinson. He died Aug. 6, 1972.

Survivors include: a son, Robert N., Muscatine, Iowa; two daughters, Patricia Parsons, Haven, and Barbara Chambers, Viola; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, with the Rev. R. Kendall Franklin presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, both at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to Huntington's Disease or to the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.

Tommy P. Achemire
HARPER - Tommy P. Achemire, 51, died Oct. 12, 1999, at Wichita.

He was born Dec. 27, 1947, at Alva, Okla., the son of Lester and Leota Lyon Achemire. He graduated from Wichita State University, Wichita, and was formerly with the Sumner County Fire and Sheriff Departments.

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

On July 20, 1996, he married Paulette Maarschalk at Las Vegas. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Tammy Whitley and Traci Soles, both of Wellington; a brother, Bobby Lee, Wellington; and a granddaughter.

There will be no services or visitation. Elliott Funeral Home, Harper, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerome C. Beck
WICHITA - Jerome C. Beck, 64, died Oct. 12, 1999, at Wichita.

He was a maintenance supervisor at St. Patrick Catholic Church and retired employee of Northern Natural Gas.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara, of the home; a son, Steven, Topeka; two daughters, Debora Winkler, Topeka and Laurie Beck, Wichita; two brothers. John, Newton, and Robert, Claflin; a sister, Evelyn Woerz, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wichita. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Wichita.

Memorials may be sent to the Capper Foundation, 3500 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66604, or St. Patrick Catholic Church Endowment Fund, 2007 Arkansas, Wichita, KS 67203.

DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt, Wichita, is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul P. Goering
MOUNDRIDGE - Paul P. Goering, 96, died Oct. 13, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge.

He was born Feb. 7, 1903, at Moundridge, the son of Peter C. and Anna Waltner Goering. A lifetime Moundridge resident, he was a retired farmer.

He belonged to Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge, and was an active member of the Schweitzer Ensemble.

On April 29, 1926, he married Lydia D. Kaufman at Moundridge. She died July 22, 1981.

Survivors include: two sons, Verne M., Moundridge, and Lowell J., Hillsboro; a daughter, Elaine Jantzen, Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, Martha Schrag, Mathilda Krehbiel, Anna Goering, Marie Kaufman, Adina Goering, and Katie Krehbiel.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Eden Church Cemetery, rural Moundridge. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Lee Lever presiding. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Moundridge Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Memorial Home, both in care of the funeral home.


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