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James L. Bell
CHICAGO -- James L. Bell, 61, Chicago, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill.
Mr. Bell was born Nov. 30, 1938, at Niles, Kan., and was a resident of the Salina, Kan., area before moving to Chicago.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Leigh Bell.
Survivors include his wife, Teresita of the home; five sons, William, James Jr. and Andrew, all of Chicago, Steven of Hutchinson, Kan., and Jon of Amarillo, Texas; a daughter, Victoria Cramer of Wakefield, Kan.; a brother, Scotty Bell of Salina; three sisters, Bernie Berry and Pat Heath, both of Salina, and Lorraine Ross of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenville Cemetery, Niles, the Rev. Nilla Owen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice or the donor's choice.
There will be no visitation.
The body was cremated.
Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401, is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth M. Boeh
JUNCTION CITY -- Elizabeth M. Boeh, 95, Junction City, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Valley View Professional Care Center, Junction City.
Mr. Boeh was born Elizabeth M. Shulz on Nov. 3, 1904, at Wathena. She was an upholsterer at Beech Aircraft, Wichita, from 1942 until retirement and attended All Saints Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Velma Mercer; and two sons, Gerald K. and Donald L.
Survivors include a son, Robert of White City; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Resurection Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Wichita.
A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Thursday at Kendell Funeral Chapel, 102 N. Mission, Council Grove 66846.
Memorials may be made to Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Beatrice Ida Boyd
Beatrice Ida Boyd, 91, Salina, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000.
Mrs. Boyd was born Beatrice Ida Woermbke on May 16, 1909, at Hammond, Ind.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Brown of Salina; a sister, Carolyn Bragg of Elmira, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be later.
Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Hwy. 54, Wichita 67209, is handling arrangements. 

Fern Burger
CLAY CENTER -- Fern Burger, 82, Clay Center, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Presbyterian Manor, Clay Center.
Mrs. Burger was born Fern Fowles on Nov. 1, 1917, at rural Clay County. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center.
Her husband, Raymond, died in 1997.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Patterson of Clay Center and Sharon Roberts of Overland Park; four brothers, Earl Fowles of Mesa, Ariz., Wayne Fowles of Applevalley, Calif., Art Fowles of Clay Center and Donald Fowles of Grapevine, Texas; a sister, Nola Miles of Clay Center; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Richard Bruenger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. 

Mary Frances Clark
HOXIE -- Mary Frances Clark, 73, Hoxie, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Good Samaritan Home, Hays.
Mrs. Clark was born Dec. 4, 1926, at Missouri. She was a nurse's aide.
Survivors include three sons, James L. of Hoxie, Wendell of WaKeeney and Steve of Carlsbad, N.M.; three daughters, Sharon Kay Summers of Grandview, Mo., Cheri Day of Arkansas City and Christine Clark of Galva; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie, the Rev. Stan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until the service Thursday at the funeral home, 1016 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740.

James A. Darnell
NEW CAMBRIA -- James A. Darnell, 56, New Cambria, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Darnell was born Feb. 18, 1944, at Salina and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was self-employed as a sporting equipment salesman and attended Kingdom Hall, Salina. He was a member of Saline County Birddog Association and was a former member of Saline County Rod and Gun Club.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth in 1965 and James Jr. in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Fern V. of the home; a son, Brian of Salina; a daughter, Cynthia Graham of Grand Prairie, Texas; four brothers, Jerry of Challenge, Calif., LeRoy of Post Falls, Idaho, Marvin of Sacramento, Calif., and Robert; three sisters, Virginia Suelter of Salina, Donna Sites of Pasadena, Texas, and Marilyn Dodge of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina. Private inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery, New Cambria.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Lois V. Davis
Lois V. Davis, 76, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Salina.
Mrs. Davis was born Lois V. Kendall on July 6, 1924, at rural Phillips County and was a resident of Salina since 1958. She was an inventory clerk for Kriz-Davis Electrical Supply.
Her husband, Otis Loyde, died in 1985.
Survivors include a son, O. Loyde of Colby; a daughter, Judith Lynn Moller of Richland, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Inurnment will be 2 p.m. Monday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. 

Neita I. Dees
ELLSWORTH -- Neita I. Dees, 93, Ellsworth, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Ellsworth.
Mrs. Dees was born Neita I. Mehl on Dec. 12, 1906, at rural Ellsworth County and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and Ellsworth County Hospital Auxiliary, all of Ellsworth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, in 1992; and a great-grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Loren of Ellsworth and Gary of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Ila Mae Andersen of Morrison, Colo.; a brother, Harvey Mehl of Holyrood; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, the Rev. Lloyd Sprick officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Retirement Village.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439 and 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church. 

Mae Diederich
SELDEN -- Mae Diederich, 85, Selden, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Citizens Medical Center, Hoxie.
Mrs. Diederich was born Mae Weaver on June 5, 1915, at Hoxie and was a former resident of Dresden and Leoville. She was owner and operator of Hi Way Cafe, Selden, for 17 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society, both of Selden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius "Dulie," and a great-grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Dale of McCook, Neb., and Dennis of Colby; four daughters, Marlene Brin of Hays, Leona Clark of Colby and Janet Laevenstein and Darla Zerr, both of Hoxie; a brother, Orville Weaver of Jacksonville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Selden, the Rev. James Hoover officiating. Burial will be in Selden Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757.
Memorials may be made in her name.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Geneva Donovan
MORROWVILLE -- Geneva Donovan, 86, Morrowville, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Jefferson Community Health Center, Fairbury, Neb.
Mrs. Donovan was born Geneva Ricard on Sept. 21, 1914, at Barnes. She owned Clerk-Kiers Bakery at Hanover and attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Morrowville.
Her husband, Anthony J., died in 1994.
Survivors include four daughters, Caroline Applegarth of Morrowville, Angeline Beem of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Joyce Donovan of Hastings, Neb., and Helen Duncan of Overland Park; three sisters, Annabel Bierbaum of Riley, Rachel Clark of Barnes and Ruth Imhoff of Washington; a brother, Gerald Ricard of Barnes; a sister, Martha Sutton of Blue Rapids; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Morrowville, the Rev. Vincent Thu Laing officiating. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Hanover.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Second, Washington 66968.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today. 

Phyllis Mary Freed
BRANSON, Mo. -- Phyllis Mary Freed, 80, Branson, formerly of Salina, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Beverly Health Care, Branson.
Mrs. Freed was born Phyllis Mary Cordill on Nov. 12, 1919, at Afton, Kan., and was a resident of Branson since April 2000, moving from Wichita, Kan. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George McDaneld, who was killed in action in the Philippines during World War II; and her second husband, Wallace Freed, in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Kent McDaneld of Branson; a sister, Arliss Proctor of Dodge City, Kan.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Courtland, Kan., the Rev. Jolene Stephenson officiating.
A luncheon will follow the service Friday at Scandia (Kan.) United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society or the church.
Greenlawn Funeral Home, 708 State Hwy. 248, Branson, Mo. 65616, is handing arrangements. 

Arthur H. Frick
ATWOOD -- Arthur H. Frick, 89, Atwood, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Atwood Good Samaritan Center.
Mr. Frick was born Sept. 24, 1911, at rural Atwood and was a former resident of Ludell. He was an Army veteran of World War II, had been a mechanic at Beamgard Garage and Devine Motors, McCook, Neb., had worked for Niswonger Grain and later managed Ludell Hardware and Ludell Co-Op Oil for 18 years. He started a shoe repair business at Atwood in 1970, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church and American Legion Sam Hubbard Post 46, all of Atwood.
Survivors include his wife, Henrietta of the home; two sons, James of Irvine, Calif., and Robert of Wichita; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atwood, the Rev. Don White officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour or Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atwood 67730 and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. 

Lena M. Gier
SYLVAN GROVE -- Lena M. Gier, 102, Sylvan Grove, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln.
Mrs. Gier was born Lena M. Stroemer on March 12, 1898, at Sylvan Grove and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a former member of Dorcas Society, Church Choir and Oak Creek Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin R., in 1971; and two infant daughters.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sylvan Grove, the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Sylvan Grove.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481, and 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church. 
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal, her birthdate was incorrect in Tuesday's edition. 

Lena V. Gravino
KANOPOLIS -- Lena V. Gravino, 84, Kanopolis, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Good Samaritan Retirement Village-Villa Grace, Ellsworth.
Mrs. Gravino was born Lena V. Lamberta on Sept. 25, 1916, at Kanopolis and was a resident of Kanopolis most of her life. She was a homemaker and owner and operator of Quality Food Market, Kanopolis, from 1947 to 1961. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Altar Society, both of Kanopolis.
Her husband, Phillip, died in 1977.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Jr. of Miami; a daughter, Grace Arensman of Kanopolis; a sister, Vita Sciara of Plant City, Fla.; a brother, Steve Lamberta of Warsaw, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Kanopolis, the Rev. Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial will be in Kanopolis Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.
Memorials may be made to St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, Ellsworth and 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church, Kanopolis. 

Martha E. Harrison
GLEN ELDER -- Martha E. Harrison, 87, Glen Elder, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit.
Survivors include two daughters, Carma June Wright of Beloit and Winifred Ann Fox of Auburn; a son, George Robert of Grandview, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glen Elder United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Brazil officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. 

Donna Dee Hawkins
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Donna Dee Hawkins, 79, Las Cruces, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Providence Hospital, El Paso, Texas.
Mrs. Hawkins was born Donna Dee Chandler on March 28, 1921, at rural Jewell County, Kan., and was a former resident of Jewell County. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Clifford E., died in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Terrence G. Templeton of El Paso, Texas.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Esbon (Kan.) Cemetery, the Rev. Laura Fricker officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Melby Mortuary, 402 N. High, Mankato 66956. 

William H. Hutchison
BUSHTON -- William H. Hutchison, 56, Bushton, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
Mr. Hutchison was born July 28, 1944, at Fort Stockton, Texas, and was a former resident of Olathe. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and a truck driver for several companies including Florolla Trucking of Iowa. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Ellsworth, and Veterans of Foreign Wars and A.A., both of Olathe.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Ellen of Bushton; a daughter, Pam Farrington of Bushton; a stepson, William Joseph Bauer of Olathe; his mother, Hazel Simmons of Goldsboro, N.C.; two sisters, Bonnie Sue Gupton of Goldsboro and Deloris Thompson of Atlanta; a brother, Richard of Fort Worth, Texas; and a grandson.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Church, Ellsworth, Pastor Exie Barber officiating.
Memorials may be made to Assembly of God Church, Ellsworth.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.
Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, is handling arrangements. 

Edith Landers Ingram
SOUTH HUTCHINSON -- Edith Landers Ingram, 96, South Hutchinson, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson.
Mrs. Ingram was born Edith Jarvis on Sept. 16, 1904, at Isabella, Okla., and had lived in McPherson since 1932, moving to South Hutchinson in 1993. She was a retired home-health nurse and a member of First Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both of McPherson.
Her husband, Jesse Bryan Landers, died in 1969.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Ferguson of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Sue Landers Wallace of Hutchinson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle, Ark.
Memorials may be made to the Edith Landers Ingram Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460.
More information is available at www.stockhamfamily.com 

Orville Leslie Knapp
McDONALD -- Orville Leslie Knapp, 82, McDonald, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood.
Mr. Knapp was born Oct. 31, 1917, at rural Rawlins County. He was a farmer and a member of Federated Church of McDonald and McDonald American Legion Post 396.
Survivors include his wife, Zelda of McDonald; a son, Jerry of McDonald; two daughters, Mavis Graff of Palms, Mich., and Doris Martin of Strasburg, Colo.; two sisters, Ann Ewing and Rena Pickett, both of St. Francis; seven grandchldren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Knodel Funeral Home, 202 S. Benton, St. Francis 67756, the Rev. Gregory Moyer officiating. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, McDonald, with Navy military rites.
Memorials may be made to Federated Church of McDonald or McDonald Ambulance Fund. 

Carol E. Lundblad
TESCOTT -- Carol E. Lundblad, 56, Tescott, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Lundblad was born Carol E. Cline on Nov. 25, 1943, at Bennington and was a resident of Tescott since 1998, moving from Salina. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Robert A. of the home; three sons, James and David, both of Salina, and Eric of Boonville, Mo.; a daughter, Greta Thomas of Tescott; two sisters, Shirley Peterson of Bennington and Phyllis Kronmiller of Salina; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. Nancy McAdams officiating. Burial will be in Bennington Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467.
Visitation will be after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Veda V. Nelson
LINDSBORG -- Veda V. Nelson, 93, Lindsborg, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.
Mrs. Nelson was born Veda V. Magnuson on Sept. 19, 1907, at Smolan. She was a resident of Lindsborg since 1993, moving from Salina. She also had lived in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and a former school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A., in 1961; and a son, Dee W.
Survivors include a son, Dale of Columbus, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Assaria Lutheran Church, the Revs. William Buschbom and Don Hawk officiating. Burial will be in Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery, rural Smolan.
Memorials may be made to Assaria Lutheran Church or Bethany Home, Lindsborg, in care of Hays-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg 67456.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. 

Dagmar N. Pedersen
NELSON, Neb. -- Dagmar N. Pedersen, 90, Nelson, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
Mrs. Pedersen was born Dagmar N. Andersen on Jan. 8, 1910, at rural Nuckolls County and was a former resident of Hardy, moving to Nelson in 1993. She had farmed with her first husband and was a member of Hardy Union Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Never Idle Club.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Keith Lance, in 1984; her second husband, Art Pedersen, in 1986; and a grandson, Paul Otter.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Dondlinger of Shickley and Connie Otter of Milwaukee; six grandchildren; and five great-granchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hardy Union Church, the Rev. Robert Kraus officiating. Burial will be in Hardy Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home, 814 Idaho, Superior, NE 68978, is handling arrangements. 

Robert L. "Bob" Ploutz
KANOPOLIS -- Robert L. "Bob" Ploutz, 55, Kanopolis, died, Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth.
Mr. Ploutz was born Dec. 5, 1944, at rural Ellsworth County and was a lifetime resident of the Kanopolis area. He was an Army veteran and worked for the Ellsworth County Noxious Weed Department. He was a member of Kanopolis American Legion and Kanopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include a son, Sid of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Tina Steinert of Gorham and Elizabeth Ploutz of Kanopolis; his parents, Carl and Alice Ploutz of Kanopolis; a brother, Karl of Kanopolis; two sisters, Anita Schwerdtfeger of Ellsworth and Linnea Beebe of Kanopolis; and two granddaughters.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, the Rev. Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial will be in Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Kanopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439. 

Andrew G. Protzman
HERINGTON -- Andrew G. Protzman, 78, Herington, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield.
Mr. Protzman was born May 12, 1922, at Pittsburgh. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was retired from the Civil Service. He was Episcopalian, a member of Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters.
Survivors include a son, Jon of Herington; three daughters, Kathleen "Kitty" Brockmeier of Yorktown, Va., Jane Dorsey of Sunnyside, Wash., and Rosemary Herrel of Dallas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington, the Rev. JoAnn Smith officiating.
Memorials may be made to Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield, in care of Brockmeier Funeral Home, 112 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 

Eleaner F. Ratzloff
CANTON -- Eleaner F. Ratzloff, 80, McPherson, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
Mrs. Ratzloff was born Eleanor F. Nightengale on June 22, 1920, at Lehigh and was a lifetime resident of the Canton area. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Rolan D., died in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Gordon T. of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two daughters, Sondra D. Hoffer of Manheim, Pa., and Connie Colgin of Canton; seven sisters, Gladys Leatherman and Elsie Johnson, both of Scott City, Viola Wiggers of Halstead, Edna Franks of Copeland, Adalla Johnson of Sedgwick, Velma Decker of Lehigh and Virgie Koehn of West Point, Miss.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Canton United Methodist Church, the Rev. Sandy DesPlas officiating. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McPherson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Renovation.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Olson's Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton 67428. 

Phil C. Rozean
DENSMORE -- Phil C. Rozean, 86, rural Densmore, died Oct. 2, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Rozean was born July 21, 1914, at rural Norton County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include two sons, John of Blair, Okla., and Tillman of Clay Center; a daughter, Mary Scheideman of Ellinwood; two brothers, Wade of Plainville and William of Texas; a sister, Wilma Kittlehut of Bennett, Neb.; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
No services are planned. The body was cremated.
Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, is handling arrangements. 

Earl Edwin Sapp
EAGLE NEST, N.M. -- Earl Edwin Sapp, 70, Eagle Nest, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, his home.
Mr. Sapp was born on October 7, 1929, at Pickering, Mo., and was a resident of Eagle Nest since 1998, moving from Esbon, Kan. He was an Army veteran and worked for the State Bank of Esbon, later becoming president and retiring after 50 years with the bank. He was a member of the Esbon Perry A. Lamb American Legon Post 368 and a charter member of the Esbon Lions Club for 44 years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kendall Edwin, in 1976.
Survivors include his wife Pat of Eagle Nest; two daughters, Debbie Sapp Murray of Olathe, Kan., and Angie Sapp Jensen of Lindsborg, Kan.; a brother, Carl of Esbon; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be noon Saturday at St. Mels Catholic Church, Eagle Nest. An memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Esbon. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Esbon, with military rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Foster Parents Mission, Eagle Nest, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Esbon, in care of the family, P.O. Box 107, Eagle Nest, N.M. 87718.
Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, N.M., is handling arrangements. 

Valeria B. Schmoekel
ELLSWORTH -- Valeria B. Schmoekel, 84, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Geary County Hospital, Junction City.
Mrs. Schmoekel was born Valeria B. Pflughoeft on March 25, 1916, at rural Ellsworth County and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and also worked in the kitchen at Ellsworth Good Samaritan Center. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, where she served on numerous church groups, was a member of the choir and taught Sunday school for many years.
Her husband, Fred, died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Robert of Junction City; a daughter, Janet "Janie" Sundgren of Merced, Calif.; two brothers, Harvey Pflughoeft of Loveland, Colo., and Lester Pflughoeft of Ellsworth; a sister, Lorinda Stevens of Rupert, Idaho; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, the Rev. Gary Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Center of Ellsworth or Junction City.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, and 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the church. 

Jo Ann Smith
Jo Ann Smith, 59, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Smith was born Jo Ann Burnett on Feb. 18, 1941, at Elk City, Okla. She was a former housemother for St. Joseph's Children's Home, had worked for Leggs Inc. and was a sales representative for French, Nelson, Russell Food Brokers and Sunshine Biscuits. She was a member of Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, where she had been a parish home visitor and was a volunteer for the Cancer Support Group of Salina.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald of the home; three sons, Jud McClanahan and Monte McClanahan, both of Salina and Joel McClanahan of Seattle; a stepson, Dana Smith of Phoenix; a stepdaughter, Sandra Isaacson of Carlton; a sister, Judy Newberry of Woodland Park, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Salina, the Rev. Dennis Patience officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, rural Culver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Belmont Boulevard Christian Church or donor's choice.
Visitation will be after noon Thursday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Edward L. Unruh
OLATHE -- Edward L. Unruh, 56, Olathe, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center.
Mr. Unruh was born Aug. 10, 1944, at Hillsboro and was a resident of Johnson County the past six years, moving from Abilene. He was a broker for Realty Executives, Olathe. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of First United Methodist Church, Abilene.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin E. of Garden City and Joshua D. of Manhattan; his parents, Edward and Edith Unruh of Abilene; a sister, Judy Adams of Overland Park; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Abilene, the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Roxbury Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, and the family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service Friday at the church.

Nola Nettie Wilson
CLIFTON -- Nola Nettie Wilson, 82, Clifton, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000,
at Community Care Inc., Clifton.
Mrs. Wilson was born Nola Nettie Roberts on Sept. 8, 1918, at May Day.
She was a member of the Christian Church, Clifton. Her husband, Ernest Edwin, died in 1988.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald of Clifton, Donald of Wichita and James of Vining; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Oct. 10 at the Christian Church, Clifton. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery, Palmer.
Turner Funeral Home, 111 W. Parallel, Clifton 66937, handled arrangements.


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