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Leo W. Anschutz
WILSON -- Leo W. Anschutz, 82, Wilson, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Anschutz was born Dec. 18, 1917, at Dorrance and was a lifetime resident of the Wilson area. He was a farmer-stockman and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, Wilson Lions Club, Russell Elks Club and Monsignor John F. McManus American Legion Post 262, Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne of the home; a son, Warren of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a daughter, Priscilla LoPresti of Leavenworth; two stepdaughters, Eileen Grauer of Hoisington and Linda Baker of Garden City; a brother, Paul of Russell; a sister, Frances Jackman of El Dorado; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, the Rev. James Wagner officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. today in Wilson City Cemetery with American Legion military rites.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490, is handling arrangements.

Larry Kay Baccus Sr.
ADA -- Larry Kay Baccus Sr., 54, Ada, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, is handling arrangements.

Sean C. Bailey
RAMONA -- Sean C. Bailey, 37, Ramona, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, south of Hillsboro in a automobile crash.
Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Hope, is handling arrangements.

Virgie L. Baldwin
HARLAN -- Virgie L. Baldwin, 87, Harlan, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Osborne County Hospital, Osborne.
Mrs. Baldwin was born Virgie L. Kalbfleisch on Feb. 13, 1913, at rural Smith County. She was a homemaker and a member of Harlan Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Gaylord, and American Legion Auxiliary, Concordia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Survivors include a son John F. of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Floy Bigam of Downs; a sister, Ada C. Caldwell of Harlan; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Osborne City Cemetery, the Rev. Dave Hardy officiating.
Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Simmons Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967.

Leah L. Barton
RUSSELL -- Leah L. Barton, 78, Russell, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Russell Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Barton was born Leah L. Strain on Oct. 16, 1922, at Lake City and was a former resident of California. She worked at Bankers Department Store for 33 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Russell.
Survivors include her husband, Athol of Russell; a son, Lonnie of Russell; a daughter, Valerie Brown of DeSoto, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh officiating. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.

Lavona Berrier
AGENDA -- Lavona Berrier, 91, Agenda, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Mrs. Berrier was born Lavona Rand on July 26, 1909, at Clifton and was a lifetime resident of Republic County. She was a retired teacher and postal clerk. She was a member of Agenda United Methodist Church and a charter member of United Methodist Women and WSCS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence, in 1992; a son, Don; and a daughter, Eleanor.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Hicks of Agenda and Lorene Chizek of Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Edna Mae Smith of Downs and Madline Gragg of Salina; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Agenda United Methodist Church, the Rev. Mary Cross officiating. Burial will be in Agenda City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or NCK Health Care Foundation.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935.

Thressa Eaton
OAKLEY -- Thressa Eaton, 83, formerly of Oakley, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Heritage Senior Home, Grand Junction, Colo.
Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements.

Roy R. Helas
HUTCHINSON -- Roy R. Helas, 74, Hutchinson, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
Mr. Helas was born Feb. 26, 1926, at Salina and was a former resident of the Wilson area, moving to Hutchinson in 1969. He was an equipment supervisor for J.H. Shears & Co. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, Monsignor John F. MacManus American Legion Post 262 and DDR Black Powder Society.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of Hutchinson; a son, Raymond of Milan; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. today in Wilson City Cemetery, Andy Heer officiating, with American Legion military rites.
Memorials may be made to Hutchinson Boys and Girls Club.
Visitation will be until the service today at Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.

Leda Trecek Hyder
CHAPMAN -- Leda Trecek Hyder, 88, Chapman, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Hyder was born Leda Huncovsky on Sept. 25, 1912, at rural Agenda. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Homemakers Club and Beebe Club, all of Cuba.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Trecek, in 1986; and a son, Gary Charles Trecek, in 1972.
Survivors include her husband, Earl of Chapman; a stepson, Dave of Woodenville, Wash.; a daughter, Linda Rist of Abilene; a stepdaughter, Jan Felzien of Raytown, Mo.; a sister, Louise Nielsen of Escondido, Calif.; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cuba Presbyterian Church, the Revs. Bob and Sue Haseltine officiating. Burial will be in Kopsa Cemetery, rural Cuba.
Memorials may be made to Abilene Hospice, the church or Sherer Memorial Lutheran Church, Chapman.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and Wednesday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.

LaVern Roland Langvardt
CHAPMAN -- LaVern Roland Langvardt, 88, Chapman, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Geary Community Hospital, Junction City.
Mr. Langvardt was born Feb. 23, 1912, at rural Junction City. He was a farmer-rancher in the Wakefield, Manhattan and Junction City area, worked as a livestock dealer for Holton Sale Barn and later owned and managed Junction City Livestock with his son. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Junction City, a lifetime supporter of the Geary County 4-H program and an honorary member of Junction City Saddle Club.
His wife, Marie, died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Howard of Chapman; a daughter, Audrey Riat of St. Mary's; three sisters, Hazel Barton of Enterprise, Faye Glidewell of Orlando, Fla., and Ardys Place of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Harold of Clay Center and Arthur of Hastings, Neb.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Junction City, the Rev. Monty Fey officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Sage Road north of Kansas Highway 18.
Memorials may be made to the church, Geary County 4-H Foundation or Chapman Ball Complex.
Visitation will be Wednesday and before the service Thursday at Londeen Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 429, Chapman 67431, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Edith May Lytle
STOCKTON -- Edith May Lytle, 86, Stockton, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Lytle was born Edith May Foster on June 25, 1914, at Clyde. She was a retired school teacher and was a librarian at Stockton Public Library. She was a member of Stockton United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert G. "Bert" Eades, in 1966; and her second husband, Morris A. "Bud" Lytle, in 1985.
Survivors include a son Johnny Eades of Stockton; three stepsons, Jim of Stockton, Robert of Wichita and Jack of Charleston, S.C.; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, the Rev. Tim Ault-Duell officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emil L. Makalous
CUBA -- Emil L. Makalous, 100, Cuba, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Mr. Makalous was born June 9, 1900, at rural Cuba and was a lifetime resident. He was a retired farmer, a member of Cuba Masonic Lodge 362 AF&AM and a charter member of Cuba Lions Club and ZCBJ Lodge.
His wife, Eleanor, died in 1996.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Chapel, Belleville, Henry Strnad officiating. Burial will be in Kopsa Cemetery, rural Cuba, with Masonic rites.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.

John Earl McMillan
John Earl McMillan, 84, Salina, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Windsor Estates Nursing Home, Salina.
Mr. McMillan was born June 27, 1916, at Fayetteville, Ark., and was a resident of Salina for several years. He was an Army veteran and a plumber.
Survivors include two sons, Tom of New York and Jared of Montana; and two daughters, Karen Angel and Kris Palmer, both of Glendale, Ariz.
The service, with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, the Rev. Roy Brotton officiating.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401.

Susanna Miller
RUSSELL -- Susanna Miller, 102, Russell, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Russell Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Miller was born Susanna Dumler on Nov. 2, 1898, at Blumenfeldt, Russia, and was a former resident of the Sylvan Grove area and Hoisington. She was a homemaker and an in-home care giver for several years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J., in 1954; three sons, Louis, Lawrence and Robert; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Bill of Arvada, Colo.; a daughter, Elma DeWald of Russell; a brother, Paul L. Dumler of Russell; a sister, Nathalia "Dolly" Niedens of Hoisington; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, the Rev. Henry Hartman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Russell Regional Hospital, in care of Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and 9:30 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.

George W. Moors
McPHERSON -- George W. Moors, 73, McPherson, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
Mr. Moors was born Jan. 27, 1927, at rural McPherson County and was a lifetime resident of McPherson County. He was a retired farmer and a driver for Ferguson Production and Tooling, McPherson. He was a member of First Baptist Church, McPherson, YES Sunday school class of the church, and Kansas State University Alumni Association and was a former McPherson School Board member.
His wife, Marjorie J., died Feb. 1, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Winston of McPherson; a daughter, Mary Shaw of McPherson; a brother, Russel of McPherson; a sister, Ruth Hill of McPherson; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, McPherson, the Rev. Les Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Chapel, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Harold Dean O'Neal
HEBRON, Neb. -- Harold Dean O'Neal, 68, Hebron, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Hebron.
Mr. O'Neal was born April 18, 1932, at rural Gilead. He was a truck driver for Union Pacific Railroad and a lifetime member of First Christian Church, Hebron.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of Hebron; a daughter, Linda O'Neal of Arvada, Colo.; three sons, Steven L. of Marysville, Kan., Michael C. of Hebron and Richard D. of Bruning; two brothers, Robert and Lonnie, both of Hebron; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Hebron, the Rev. John R. Walton officiating. Burial will be in Chester City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the family.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 210 S. Third, Hebron, NE 68370, and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Stella M. Polansky
BELLEVILLE -- Stella M. Polansky, 76, Belleville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Polansky was born Stella M. Spurney on May 15, 1924, at Belleville and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, Belleville, Kansas Czech Club, Republic County Czech Club and Republic County Historical Society and worked with 4-H.
Her husband, John, died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Adrian J. of Manhattan; a daughter, Andrea A. Rickert of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Frank Spurney of Belleville and Dr. Joe Spurney of Prairie Village; a sister, Ellen Joyce Becker of Blackwell, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Chapel, Belleville, the Rev. John Moeder officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.

Norma Ermel Schniederjans
GREENLEAF -- Norma Ermel Schniederjans, 99, Greenleaf, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, Washington.
Mrs. Schniederjans was born Norma Ermel Quinn on Aug. 12, 1901, at Greenleaf. She was a country school teacher, attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of Sacred Heart Altar Society and two Greenleaf card clubs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben.
There are no immediate survivors.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenleaf, the Rev. Edward Oen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Funeral Home, 304 Fifth, Greenleaf 66943.

Mary Gladys Sims
ELLSWORTH -- Mary Gladys Sims, 92, Ellsworth, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Ellsworth Good Samaritan Home.
Mrs. Sims was born Mary Gladys Small on Jan. 30, 1908, at Wilson and was a resident of Ellsworth since 1992, moving from Whispering Pines, N.C. She was a former secretary for General Baking Co., Cleveland, and a member of the Salvation Army.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Forrest Sharpe, in 1954; and her second husband, Hollice Sims, in 1977.
Survivors include two sisters, Thelma Rein of Kansas City, Kan., and Doretta Richardson of Ellinwood.
Private inurnment will be in Russell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Salvation Army or Alzheimer's Foundation.
Sillin Funeral Home, 214 W. Ave. South, Lyons 67554, is handling arrangements.

Alma Ruth Streeter
DOWNS -- Alma Ruth Streeter, 74, Downs, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Mitchell County Hospital Long Term Care, Beloit.
Miss Streeter was born Sept. 15, 1926, at Corsicana, Texas, and was a former resident of Midland, Texas, moving to Downs in 1996. She was a Navy veteran, retiring as a chief petty officer in 1978.
Survivors include a sister, Anna Joyce Streeter of Dallas.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Cawker City, the Rev. Merle Davis officiating. Her ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Memorials may be made to the Mitchell County Hospice or Downs Memorial Park.
Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan, Downs 67437, is handling arrangements.

Raymond E. Trecek
CUBA -- Raymond E. Trecek, 84, Cuba, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Belleville Health Care Center.
Mr. Trecek was born Dec. 22, 1915, at Cuba, and was a lifetime resident. He was a retired farmer-stockman and a member of Masonic Lodge 362 AF&AM, Cuba, the Soil Conservation board and Cuba School Board.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline of Cuba; four sons, John of Olathe, Jim of Tulsa, Okla., Tom of Cuba and Bill of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Cuba Presbyterian Church U.S.A., the Revs. Bob and Sue Haseltine officiating. Burial will be in Kopsa Cemetery, Cuba.
Memorials may be made to the church or Belleville Health Care Center.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935, is handling arrangements.

Robert J. Ubert
HAYS -- Robert J. Ubert, 90, Hays, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.
Mr. Ubert was born Jan. 14, 1910, at Catherine and was a lifetime resident of the Hays area. He was a farmer, retiring in the early 1980s and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.
His wife, Louise, died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Bob of Overland Park; a daughter, Judy Carney of Augusta; two brothers, Victor of Kansas City, Kan., and Wilfred "Fritz" of Denver; two sisters, Sally Molleker and Lillian Staab, both of Hays; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, the Rev. Earl Befort officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cline's Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601.
Memorials may be made to Hays Good Samaritan Center or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Edna Wildrix
PHILLIPSBURG -- Edna Wildrix, 88, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.
Mrs. Wildrix was born Edna Hockman on Aug. 21, 1912, at Selden and was a longtime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Stockton Christian Church.
He husband, Newton, died in 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Daisey Mann of Phillipsburg and Shirley Walker of Hays; a sister, Mary Williams of Kingman; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Vernon Cemetery, rural Rooks County, the Rev. Joel Hiesterman officiating.
Memorials may be made to LINK.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661.


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