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Mabel A. Lowry
HAYS -- Mabel A. Lowry, 85, Hays, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Hays Medical Center.
Mrs. Lowry was born Mabel A. McCormick on Feb. 22, 1916, in Webster and lived in Hays since 1968. She taught in country schools in the Webster area and opened Fabrics Unique in Hays, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Hays.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Vee, in 1955, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilynn Van Tyson of Hays and BuAnna Phillips of Dallas; three sons, Wayne of Topeka, and Everett and Harold, both of Stockton; three sisters, Beulah Waters of Stockton, Neva Holcombe of Woodston and Ruth Miller of Hays; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669, the Rev. Jason W. Pickerng officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stockton Assembly of God Church or Gideon International.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

E. Leroy Maggard
HOISINGTON -- E. Leroy Maggard, 75, Hoisington, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
Mr. Maggard was born Feb. 21, 1926, at Quinlan, Okla., and lived in Hoisington since 1999, moving from Liberal. He was a retired farmer and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Liberal.
Survivors include his wife, Melba of Hoisington; a daughter, Debbie Hatcher of Plattsmouth, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 425 N. Main, Hoisington 67544, the Rev. Gary Clark officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or American Heart Association.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Virgil Lee Schneider
BELOIT -- Virgil Lee Schneider, 81, Beloit, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Mitchell County Long Term Care.
Mr. Schneider was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Marion County and was a longtime area resident. He worked for the city of Beloit Power Plant and was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His wife, Neva, died in 1978.
Survivors include two sons, Leon of Parkville, Mo., and Tom of Kansas City, Kan.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit, the Rev. John R. Binder officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit.
Memorials may be made to Solomon Valley Hospice, Beloit.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison Funeral Home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420, and 10:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

Wilhelmenia "Minnie" E. Stussy
HUNTER -- Wilhelmenia "Minnie" E. Stussy, 102, Hunter, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at the Linn Community Nursing Home.
Mrs. Stussy was born Wilhelmenia Elizabeth Deiter on Aug. 18, 1898, near Hunter and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and school teacher and a member of Bethany Baptist Church near Hunter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob; a daughter, Violet Wirth; and a grandson.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Lang of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, Adolph Deiter of Hunter; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Baptist Church near Hunter, the Revs. Bill Matney and Richard Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Linn Community Nursing Home.
Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420, and after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Albert J. Younger
HOISINGTON -- Albert J. Younger, 77, Hoisington, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Younger was born Jan. 1, 1924, at Gorham. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7428, both of Hoisington. He was also a member of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Carpenters Union 61 and 40 & 8 Club, all of Kansas City, Mo., and Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Hoisington; a stepson, Rickey Schwein of Walterboro, S.C.; five daughters, Kathi Dorsey of Blue Springs, Mo., Barbara Weaver and Karen Dyche, both of Shawnee, and Judy Younger and Peggy Flanagan, both of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Kim Spickard of Wichita; a brother, Jerome of Emporia; three sisters, Martina Luebbers of Claflin, Mary Ann Funk of Galatia and Betty Shafer of Royce City, Texas; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hoisington, the Rev. Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544.
Memorials may be made to the church or the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Richard E. Anderson Jr.
CONCORDIA -- Richard E. Anderson Jr., 83, rural Concordia, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Republic County Hospital Long Term Care, Belleville.
Mr. Anderson was born Nov. 16, 1917, at Lincoln Township. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association. He was past district commander of American Legion and past department commander of American Legion of Washington D.C.
Survivors include his wife, Rose of Belleville; a daughter, Anita Rogge of Manhattan; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Talmo.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

L.F. "Jap" Boling
CLYDE -- L.F. "Jap" Boling, 71, Clyde, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Clyde.
Mr. Boling was born Sept. 18, 1929, at Garden City. He was an Armed Forces veteran and worked for Northern Natural Gas from 1954 until retirement in 1985. He was a lifetime member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7515, Clyde, and a member of Clifton American Legion Post 3070, 40 & 8 Voiture, Clay Center, and United Methodist Church, Clyde.
He was preceded in death by a stepson.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the home; a daughter, Alane Smith of Dodge City; two sons, Shane Herron of Salina and the Rev. Blaine Herron of Ponca City, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Kathy Douglas Zahm of Narka and Carol Douglas of Manhattan; a stepson, Scott Douglas of Clyde; two sisters, Jean Benge of Topeka and Betty Swihart of Concordia; six grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Clyde United Methodist Church, the Revs. Blaine Herron and Mary Cross officiating. Burial wil be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to the L.F. "Jap" Boling Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at Chaput Mortuary, 310 Washington, Clyde 66938, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Edna M. Carlson
ENTERPRISE -- Edna M. Carlson, 98, Enterprise, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center.
Mrs. Carlson was born Edna M. Damkroger on Sept. 12, 1902, at DeWitt, Neb., and was a resident of Wakefield most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Machmer, in 1966; her second husband, Leonard Carlson, in 1970; and a grandson.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Faulkner of Abilene; two stepdaughters, Leona Woellhof of Clay Center and Naomi Leonard of Junction City; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery, Wakefield, the Rev. Todd Britt officiating.
Memorials may be made to Wakefield United Methodist Church.
There will be no visitation.
Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432, is handling arrangements.

Vernon Wilhelm Dankenbring
BIRD CITY-- Vernon Wilhelm Dankenbring, 84, Bird City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis.
Mr. Dankenbring was born Jan. 30, 1917, at rural Republic County and was a resident of the Bird City area most of his life. He was a farmer and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bird City.
Survivors include his wife, Meta of Bird City; three sons, Milford of Wheeler, and Keith and Victor, both of St. Francis; a daughter, Phyllis Wright of Bird City; a sister, Leona Charles of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church, Bird City, the Rev. Ron Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Bird City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cheyenne County Hospital or Hospice Services.
Knodel Funeral Home, 202 S. Benton, St. Francis 67756, is handling arrangements.

Frances May Dibble
GERING, Neb. -- Frances May Dibble, 47, Gering, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff.
Mrs. Dibble was born Frances May Roenne on April 2, 1954, at Concordia, Kan. She was a former resident of Hays, Kan., moving to Scottsbluff in 1976, and later to Gering. She had worked at Heritage Savings, Hays, and St. Mary's Hospital business office, Scottsbluff, and was a claims supervisor at Regional Care Incorporated. She was active in Gering Zion Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joe of Gering; her mother, Stella Roenne of Osborne, Kan.; three brothers, Gerhardt Roenne of Channelview, Texas, John Roenne of Osborne and Larry Roenne of Alton, Kan.; and four sisters, Dorlyn Workman and Teresa Roenne, both of Osborne, Connie Harris of Hastings; and Jane Moore of McPherson, Kan.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at Gering Zion Church, the Rev. Paul Hebbert officiating. An additional service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Osborne, the Rev. Gary Davison officiating. Burial will be in Sumner Cemetery, Alton.
Memorials may be made to Circle of Friends.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Gering Memorial Chapel, 1755 11th, Gering, NE 69341.
Gering Memorial Chapel and Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne, KS 67473, are handling arrangements.
The casket will remain closed.

Abraham "Abe" Dieck
WHITEWATER -- Abraham "Abe" Dieck, 82, Whitewater, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Newton Medical Center.
Mr. Dieck was born Oct. 6, 1918, and was a lifetime resident of Whitewater. He was a retired farmer and a member of Emmaus Mennonite Church, rural Whitewater.
Survivors include four sisters, Ann Dieck and Marguerite Dieck, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Helen Fryhover of Hutchinson and Elsie Hiebert of Galva.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmaus Mennonite Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Wheat State Manor.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Evelyn Alyce Edwards
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- Evelyn Alyce Edwards, 82, Crescent City, died May 14, 2001, at Crescent City.
Mrs. Edwards was born May 6, 1919, at Salina, Kan., and was a resident of California since 1944, moving to Crescent City in 1982. She was a supervisor for Pacific Bell Telephone Co., Fresno.
Survivors include her husband, Dan; a son, Dan Jr.; a daughter, Diane Duran; two sisters, Marge McCarty and Mildred Andrews, both of Kansas; and three grandchildren.
A family service was held.
Wier's Mortuary Chapel, Crescent City, handled arrangements.

Betty J. Long
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Betty J. Long, 75, Vancouver, died May 19, 2001, at Clackamas Hospital.
Mrs. Long was born Betty J. Powers on Jan. 22, 1926, at Vesper, Kan. She taught at St. Joseph Catholic School and Hockinson Heights, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Vancouver.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph of Vancouver; three daughters, Sandra Kadow of Vancouver, Leslie Arnold of Palm Desert, Calif., and Jan Long of Phoenix; a brother, Bob Powers of Lincoln, Kan.; a sister, Lavone Dugan of Seattle; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The memorial service was May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Vancouver.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Davies Cremation and Burial Services, Vancouver, handled arrangements.

Helen L. Lough
Helen L. Lough, 87, Salina, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001.
Mrs. Lough was born Helen L. Mellor on March 5, 1914, at Chicago. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H., in 1996; and a son, James T., in 1979.
Survivors include three sons, Jay M. of Manassas, Va., John P. of Cameron Park, Calif., and Jeffrey D. of McPherson; two daughters, Jeanette Jackman of Cupertino, Calif., and Joelyn Sturgess of Findley, Minn.; a sister, Ernestine Boyd; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, Salina.

Elsie G. Lowell
CONCORDIA -- Elsie G. Lowell, 89, Concordia, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia.
Mrs. Lowell was born Elsie G. Ulrich on Dec. 24, 1911, at Wilson. She worked at Wilson Abstract Co., Ellsworth, International Harvester Co., Salina, and Abstract Department. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of P.E.O., and a charter member of E.V.P.E.O.
Her husband, Arthur V., died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, J. Bradley of Concordia; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, Concordia.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church, Sunset Home or Continuing Education Fund-Cottey College, Nevada, MO 64772.
Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements.

Edwin C. Lundberg
LINDSBORG -- Edwin C. Lundberg, 92, Lindsborg, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Infinia Health Care, McPherson.
Mr. Lundberg was born Feb. 5, 1909, at New Gottland. He was a retired quality control inspector in the aircraft industry for the federal government. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, and Masonic Lodge.
His wife, Virginia M., died in 1997.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan L. Kern of Lindsborg, Joyce L. DaCosta of Seattle and Marlene Burriss of Lakeland, Tenn.; two brothers, Elton and Earl, both of McPherson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, the Rev. Charles Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Smoky Hill Cemetery, Lindsborg.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society in care of Hays-Christians Funeral Home, Box 386, Lindsborg 67456.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Mildred H. Neel Odette
JAMESTOWN -- Mildred H. Neel Odette, 91, Jamestown, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Jamestown.
Mrs. Odette was born Mildred H. Palmquist on Feb. 16, 1910, at rural Cloud County. She was a homemaker and a clerk at Duckwalls and Jamestown State Bank. She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Four Corners Senior Citizens, all of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James W. Neel, in 1965; and her second husband, Aldimore Odette in 1994.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Neel of Jamestown; a stepson, Dennie Odette of Phoenix; two stepdaughters, Sonia Nelson of Kingman, Ariz., and Janette Sanchez of Salina; three grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, the Rev. Russell Gottschall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia.
Memorials may be made to Cheyenne Lodge of Jamestown or Jamestown United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Norman E. Petty
COLBY -- Norman E. Petty, 70, Colby, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mr. Petty was born May 16, 1931, at Wichita, Kan. He was a teacher and also worked with radio stations KXXX, Colby and Goodland, where he was known as "The Golden Voice of the Plains," and KWYD, Colorado Springs, where he was known as Don Hayes.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Vetha; four daughters, Yvonne Short, Yolanda Kelso, Teresa Graham and Victoria Stroud; a brother, Bruce; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, the Rev. Reed Hartford officiating.
Memorials may be made to Dollars For Scholars, 6651 Metropolitan, Security, CO 80911.
Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701, is handling arrangements.

Ervin E. Slick
BENNINGTON -- Ervin E. Slick, 82, Bennington, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Mr. Slick was born Oct. 11, 1918, at Bennington and was a lifetime resident. He was a farmer-stockman and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, Salina, and a former member of Bennington Volunteer Fire Department.
His wife, Opal M., died in 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Jan of Chapman and Evan of Bennington; a brother, Aubrey of Salina; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis. Entombment will be in Bennington Mausoleum with military rites.
Memorials may be made to Bennington Ambulance Fund.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and before the service Thursday at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467.

Kenneth W. Uhrich Sr.
OAKLEY -- Kenneth W. Uhrich Sr., 65, Oakley, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Uhrich was born Dec. 13, 1935, at rural Logan County and was a lifetime resident of the Oakley area. He was a farmer and rancher.
His wife, Peggy, died in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Wayne Jr. of Aurora, Colo., and Timothy Wayne of St. Louis; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Aschenbrenner of Oakley and Deborah Sue Siruta of Brewster; two brothers, Leroy of Oakley and Loyd of Greeley, Colo.; two sisters, Catherine Burris of Vista, Calif., and Darlene Salisbury of Oakley; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, the Rev. Bob Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kenneth Uhrich Sr. Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The body was cremated.

Kerri L. Whittlesey
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerri L. Whittlesey, 35, Clarksville, formerly of Kensington, Kan., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Mrs. Whittlesey was born Kerri L. Wisinger on May 5, 1966, at Phillipsburg, Kan. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Jim; three daughters, Meagan K. Whittlesey, Ashley N. Whittlesey and Brittany M. Whittlesey, all of Clarksville; her father, Paul Wisinger Sr. of Nelson, Neb.; a brother, Paul Wisinger Jr. of Phillipsburg; and two sisters, Christy Fink and Ann Garrison, both of Salina, Kan.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kensington, the Rev. Frank Pekarek officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her children's education fund.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today.


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