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Alva R. Hudson Bircher
KANOPOLIS -- Alva R. Hudson Bircher, 89, Kanopolis, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Ellsworth.
Mrs. Bircher was born Alva R. Henderson on June 21, 1911, at rural Ellsworth County and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a retired clerk at the Kanopolis Post Office. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Kanopolis, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 44, Ellsworth, and American Legion Auxiliary, Kanopolis.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Hudson, in 1957; and her second husband, Oliver, in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Bob Hudson of Kanopolis; two daughters, Eunice Shrull of Columbia, Mo., and Martha Meyers of Felt, Okla.; a stepson, Leo of Johnston, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Delores Willms of Daly City, Calif., and Dorothy Morris of Shawnee; two brothers, Dale Henderson and Harold Henderson, both of Carneiro; a sister, Fern Smith of Ellsworth; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, Pastor Rodger Constable and the Rev. Al Hysom officiating. Burial will be in Buckeye Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Kanopolis, or Kanopolis Library.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439.

Nola Frances Bressler
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Nola Frances Bressler, 89, Longmont, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Applewood Living Center, Longmont.
Mrs. Bressler was born Nola Frances Bane on Nov. 13, 1911, at Webster, Kan. She was a resident of Longmont since 1989 and a former resident of California and Kansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Mountain View (Calif.) Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir.
Her husband, Evan, died in 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Deanna L. Tomac of Longmont; a sister, Veda Coppes of Salina, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, Kan. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Our Center of Longmont in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry, Longmont, CO 80501.
Vistation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669.

Marie T. DesMarteau
DAMAR -- Marie T. DesMarteau, 81, Damar, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mrs. DesMarteau was born Marie T. Roberts on Feb. 5, 1919, at rural Damar and was a longtime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and worked at Damar Post Office. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Ann Sodality, Damar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alcide "Sid," in 1966; and an infant daughter, Sharon.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald of Golden, Colo., Alan of Denver and Steve of Englewood, Colo.; three daughters, Joyce Lee of Inwood, Iowa, Carolyn Bukowski of Omaha, Neb., and Michelle Pfeifer of St. Peter; a brother, Eugene Roberts of Hill City; two sisters, Irene Morin of Damar and Cecilia Thibault of Riverside, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar, the Revs. Donald McCarthy and Bill Killian officiating. Burial will in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.
A wake will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the church, Damar.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Restoration Fund, Graham County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Spencer Chapel of Hill City, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, Damar.

Roy E. Dible
REXFORD -- Roy E. Dible, 86, Rexford, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin.
Mr. Dible was born Aug. 18, 1914, at rural Rexford. He was a farmer, a member of Rexford Community Church and a former member of Kansas Flying Farmers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen of Colby; a son, Ronald of Rexford; two daughters, Pat Williams and Mary Withers, both of Rexford; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rexford Community Church, the Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rexford Community Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rexford Community Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church, Rexford.

Helen M. Enghoff
LOUISVILLE, Neb. -- Helen M. Enghoff, 91, Louisville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Louisville Care Center.
Mrs. Enghoff was born Helen M. Kane on Jan. 17, 1909, at rural Jewell County, Kan., and was a former resident of Superior, moving to Louisville in 1999. She was manager of the Corner Grocery and Plains Motel, both of Superior, and a member of First United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Bociant (Masonic Workers Order), both of Superior.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Shackelton; her second husband, Theodor Enghoff; a daughter, Mary Louise Shackelton; and a stepson, Theodore Enghoff Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Tangdall of Omaha and Mary Collins of Lincoln; a sister, Bertha Greenberg of Jewell, Kan.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, the Rev. Harold Backus officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Memorials may be made to Louisville Care Center in care of the family, 6223 S. 116th, Omaha, NE 68137.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978.

Robert Patrick Hayes
WAKITA, Okla. -- Robert Patrick Hayes, 15, Wakita, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Wakita.
Robert was born March 27, 1985, at Woodward. He was a sophomore at Wakita High School and a member of St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church, Wakita, where he was a member of the youth group and a Mass server. He was also involved in football, baseball, basketball, band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Patricia Hayes of Wakita; a brother, Richard S. of Wakita; four sisters, Claire D. Hulsey of Wichita, Kan., Deidre R. Cootz of Houston and Martha M. Hayes and Bunny Hayes, both of Wakita; and his maternal grandmother, Blanche Koetting of Salina, Kan.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church, Wakita, the Rev. Mike Wheelahan officiating. Burial will be in Short Springs Cemetery, rural Cherokee.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Wakita High School Gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert P. Hayes Education Endowment.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home, 201 E. Second, Cherokee, OK 73728.

Sophia Hinds
NELSON, Neb. -- Sophia Hinds, 79, Nelson, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
Mrs. Hinds was born Sophia Blanchard on Jan. 2, 1921, at rural Coon Rapids, Iowa, and was a former resident of Iowa, Virginia, Edgar and Angus. She was a member of Methodist Church and a member and past president of Golden Age Club, Nelson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqualine Gail Casey.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley A. Saar of Edgar; three sisters, Leila Theda of Glidden, Iowa, Lucille Lansman of Rippey, Iowa, and Shirley Williams of Leadville, Colo.; two brothers, Russell Blanchard of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Arden Blanchard of Nelson; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Nelson, the Rev. Jim Rodehorst officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 248, Edgar 68935.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 446 S. Main, Nelson, NE 68961.

Amelia W. "Minx" Hologa
MINNEAPOLIS -- Amelia W. "Minx" Hologa, 86, Minneapolis, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Mrs. Hologa was born Amelia Winchester on Nov. 6, 1914, at Minneapolis and was a resident of Portland, Ore., from 1940 until returning to Minneapolis in 1974. She was a loan officer at U.S. Bancorp, Portland, retiring in 1974. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Minerva Chapter 146 Order of the Eastern Star, both of Minneapolis. She also served on the Home Health Care Board and was a volunteer at Red Cross Bloodmobile.
Her husband, Harry J., died in 1979.
Survivors include a sister, Muriel Wing of Minneapolis.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. David Heikes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottawa County Health Center or Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and before the service Monday at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467.

Alice Caroline Johnson
BRANSON, Mo. -- Alice Caroline Johnson, 90, Branson, died Nov. 20, 2000, at Branson.
Mrs. Johnson was born Alice Caroline Oberg on April 7, 1910, at Salina, Kan. She was a former resident of Brookville, Kan., moving to Salina in 1972 and to Branson in 1990. She was a bookkeeper for Graves Truckline, Salina, for many years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, the DWT, The Gingham Gown and PMO, all of Brookville, St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, Peace Lutheran Church, Hollister, Mo., and Shepherd of the Hills Garden Club, Solo Sisters and WELCA, all of Branson.
Her husband, Ernest G., died in 1974.
Survivors include a son, Charles of Branson; and two grandchildren, Elaine Spalding of Vail, Ariz., and Stephen Johnson of Lamar, Mo.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, or Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.

Robert Kaup
PHILLIPSBURG -- Robert Kaup, 74, Phillipsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Good Samaritan Health Center, Kearney.
Mr. Kaup was born April 28, 1926, at Portis, Kan., and was a longtime resident of the area. He had worked at John Deere Implement and Farmers National Bank, both of Phillipsburg. He was former mayor of Phillipsburg, president of the Chamber of Commerce, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge and a member of Presbyterian Church, all of Phillipsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Phillipsburg; two sons, Doug of Phillipsburg and Jeff of Plainville; a daughter, Elaine Jacobs of Stuttgart; two sisters, Roberta Wilson of Wamego and Ardis Woods of Smith Center; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Revs. Jim Hawthorne and Mark Simonds officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Memorials may be made to Hospice or Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be until the service today at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661.

Jakie Max Keas
HAYS -- Jakie Max Keas, 63, Hays, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Keas was born April 17, 1937, at Plainville and was a lifetime resident of Rooks County. He was a farmer-stockman and owner and operator of Keas Oil Treatment Service. He was an Army veteran and a member of Masonic Lodge, Plainville and Russell, Isis Shrine, Salina, Palco City Council and Christian Church, Plainville. He also served on the Rooks County Fair Board for 18 years and on the Methodist Church Board, Palco.
Survivors include his wife, Gena of the home; a son, Gordon Scott of Plainville; a daughter, Kimberly Cunningham of WaKeeney; a brother, Glenn "Buck" of Plainville; three sisters, Laverne Bair of Hutchinson, Farrell McClay of Springfield, Mo., and Kay Preston of Phillipsburg; and three grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church, Palco, the Rev. Pat Ault-Duell officiating. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, with rites by Plainville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8871 and Plainville Masonic Lodge.
Memorials may be made to Palco United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.

Lloyd D. Krehbiel
ABILENE -- Lloyd D. Kreh-biel, 90, Abilene, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Abilene Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Krehbiel was born Oct. 12, 1910, at Enterprise. He was an Army veteran of World War II, co-owner of Skelly Oil Co., Fourth and Spruce, Abilene, for more than 30 years and a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Dickinson County Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Nelda of Abilene; and two sisters, Alice Rowland of Pratt and Elberta Frey of Sacramento, Calif.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Abilene, the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, rural Enterprise.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Countryside Home in care of Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, 67410.

Geraldine L. Kuhn
RUSSELL -- Geraldine L. Kuhn, 56, Russell, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
Miss Kuhn was born Sept. 25, 1944, at Hays and was a former resident of Victoria and Denver, moving to Russell five years ago. She was a house maid at Denver for 10 years and later worked at St. John's Rest Home, Victoria, Ellis Good Samaritan Center and Home Health, Russell. She was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria.
Survivors include her father, Ralph E. of Victoria; a brother, Raymond E. of Russell; and a sister, Eileen Schmidt of Topeka.
The funeral will be at noon Saturday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Rev. Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671.
Memorials may be made to St. Fidelis Cemetery Fund or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Vivian V. Brumbaugh
ARKANSAS CITY -- Vivian V. Brumbaugh, 87, Arkansas City, formerly of Portis, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Medicalodge East Health Care Center, Arkansas City.
Mrs. Brumbaugh was born Vivian V. Anderson on April 11, 1913, at Harlan. She was a homemaker and a nurse's aide at Osborne County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Portis.
Her husband, Dean, died in 1994.
Survivors include a son, Deloy of Oxford; a daughter, Delores Brew of Arkansas City; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Brethren Church, the Rev. Eric Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Portis.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 First, Osborne 67473.

B. Paul Carlile
HOISINGTON -- B. Paul Carlile, 87, Hoisington, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Carlile was born April 22, 1913, at Prairie Grove, Ark., and had lived in Hoisington for 67 years, moving from Prairie Grove. He was a retired employee of the City of Hoisington and a member of American Legion Post 286 and Odd Fellows Lodge, both of Hoisington. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
His wife, Dora Belle, died in 1986.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Colwich; two daughters, Jean Gnam of Lenexa and Paul Schwein of Overland Park; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoisington Cemetery, the Rev. Paula Bell officiating. Military honors will be by VFW Post 7428 and American Legion Post 286.
Memorials may be made to Hoisington Rehabilitation Center.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 12:30 p.m. until the service Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Opal Irene Gaster
OSBORNE -- Opal Irene Gaster, 80, Osborne, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne.
Mrs. Gaster was born Opal Irene Gleason on Dec. 27, 1919, at Glen Elder and had lived in Osborne for seven years, moving from Portis. She was a cake decorator at Dale's Super Market in Smith Center and also in Denver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Heim, in 1988; and a daughter, Judith Heim, in 1963.
Survivors include a son, Gary Gaster of Woodward, Okla.; three daughters, Patricia Werthman of Alton, Sandra Lunders of Englewood, Colo., and Joan Kline of Smith Center; a sister, Maxine Karns of Englewood; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
There will be no service. The body was cremated.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Care Center, Osborne.
Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473, is handling arrangements.

Mark Neill Hood
HAYS -- Mark Neill Hood, 93, Hays, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at the Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Hood was born April 14, 1907, at Madison. He worked at Service Pipe Line Co., retiring in 1969. He was a member of Hays Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and Hays Shrine Club and had attended First Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Helen, died in 1998.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne of Estes Park, Colo., Howard of Wichita and Stephen of Waterville; two daughters, Mary Armstrong of Fayetteville, N.C., and Ruth Hood of Westminster, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. There will be Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star services incorporated in the memorial services. Private inurnment will be in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis or the charity of the donor's choice.

Sylvia A. Kasl
BELLEVILLE -- Sylvia A. Kasl, 78, Belleville, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Mrs. Kasl was born Sylvia A. Bruns on Feb. 1, 1922, at Byron, Neb., and was a longtime Belleville resident. She was a homemaker and retired licensed practical nurse and Republic County Hospital employee. She was a member of American Lutheran Church, Ophel Chapter 115 Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Belleville.
Her husband, Harold L., died in 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Edward of Phoenix and Robert of Belleville; a daughter, Mary Ann Kasl of Lawrence; a brother, Loren Bruns of Loveland, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 p.m. Monday at American Lutheran Church, the Rev. Carol Willadsen officiating. Burial will be in Belleville.
Memorials may be made to North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation of Belleville.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.

Delena Kenyon
BOGUE -- Delena Kenyon, 87, Bogue, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.
Mrs. Kenyon was born Delena Conyac on April 27, 1913, in Graham County and was a longtime area resident. She was a homemaker and a teacher and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality in Damar. She was a founding member of the Bogue Pinochle Club.
Her husband, Ivan R., died Sept. 24, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Gary of Great Bend and Alan of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Marilyn Kay Pozas of Glendale, Ariz., and Jolene Alexander of Ottawa; four sisters, Lillie Sliever of Mesa, Ariz., Zelia Brin and Genevieve Belisle, both of Damar, and Ida Conyac of Hill City; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar, the Revs. Don McCarthy and Bill Kilian officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.
A Christian wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Dawson Place.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Donald J. Meeker
ABILENE -- Donald J. Meeker, 61, Abilene, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Meeker was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Abilene. He had worked for Memorial Hospital and United Way in Abilene.
Survivors include a brother, Gene of Oskaloosa.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Abilene Cemetery, the Rev. Stan Norman officiating.
Memorials may be made to Kansas Elks Training Center.
Visitation will be until the service at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410.

Lela M. "MeMe" Pedersen
Lela M. "MeMe" Pedersen, 80, Salina, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Pedersen was born Lela M. Shirk on May 3, 1920, in Dickinson County and was a lifetime Salina area resident. She was a secretary for the St. Francis Boys Home general office and was a clerk for the City of Salina General Services. She was a member of First Christian Church, ABWA, Salina Crossroaders, Pinochle Club and the Eastern Star, all of Salina.
Her husband, Cecil A., died in 1976.
Survivors include a son, Jerry W. of Salina; two daughters, Patricia M. Arnold and Janice E. Doughman, both of Salina; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Revs. Greg Rea and Doug Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 2727 E. Crawford, Salina 67401.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and prior to the service Monday at the mortuary.

Paul T. Schmitz
STOCKTON -- Paul T. Schmitz, 89, Stockton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.
Mr. Schmitz was born Jan. 31, 1911, in Beloit and had lived in Stockton since 1976, moving from the Woodston and Alton area. He was a farmer, retiring in 1976, and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton. He was a past Co-op board member in Woodston.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia of Stockton; two sisters, Charlotte Stone of Pueblo, Colo., and Wanda Saunders of Mesa, Ariz.; and two brothers, Stanley of Lyons and Max of Norton.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Rev. James Grennan officiating.
Memorials may be made to Solomon Valley Manor in care of Smith Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
There will be no visitation. The body was donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Martina Maria Staab
CATHERINE -- Martina Maria Staab, 90, Catherine, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.
Mrs. Staab was born Martina Marie Giebler on Sept. 25, 1910, at Catherine. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Catherine, and the church altar society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and AARP, both of Hays, and Catholic Daughters of America 1306 of San Bernardino, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth L. Gamlowski, in 1952; her second husband, Francis Burns, in 1971; and her third husband, Joe Staab, in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, David Gamlowski of Lompoc, Calif., and Kenneth Gamlowski of Redlands, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Margie Staab of Nina, Wis.; five brothers, Roman Giebler, Don Giebler and Charles Giebler, all of Hays, Walter Giebler of Las Vegas and Marvin Giebler of Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Lillian Meis of San Bernardino, Calif.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Catherine.
A VFW Auxiliary rosary will be said at 6 p.m., a St. Catherine's Altar Society rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m., and a parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601.
Memorials may be made to the church or St. Catherine's Cemetery Fund.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lula "Lu" VanHorn
Lula "Lu" VanHorn, 65, Salina, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. VanHorn was born Lula Beltz on Aug. 21, 1935, at Herington and had lived in Salina since 1978, moving from Dodge City. She was a homemaker, worked as a regional sales manager for Tupperware for six years while in Dodge City and worked for Nickerson Farms west of Salina for eight years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Salina and the Lutheran Women's Mission League and was a coordinator for the Board of Evangelism.
She was preceded in death by three children.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest of the home; a son, Gene of Dallas; two daughters, Ginger Lemaster of Salina and Gayela Cooper of Tahlequah, Okla.; two sisters, Phyllis Beisel of Salina and Connie Beltz of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Ted Beltz of Albuquerque, N.M., and Duane Beltz of Ramona; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Revs. Charles Adams and Robert Schaedel officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Ramona.
Memorials may be made to the church organ fund, Hospice of Salina or a charity of the donor's choice.
Visitation will be at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon 67480, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.


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