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James Claude Allen
SMITH CENTER -- James Claude Allen, 39, rural Smith Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Allen was born Sept. 2, 1961, at Smith Center. He was an alignment technician at Athol Co-op and a member of First St. Johns Lutheran Church, Kensington.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia of rural Smith Center; two sons, Marcus and Austin, both of the home; his parents, Claude and Sharleen Allen of Lebanon; a brother, John of Topeka; and his grandmother, Laura Holthus of Smith Center.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First St. Johns Lutheran Church, Kensington, Pastor Dave Huntson officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery, Lebanon.
Memorials may be made to Smith County Hospice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Simmons Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, and until the service Saturday at the church.

Violet A. Bennett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Violet A. Bennett, 83, Arlington, formerly of Russell, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Arlington.
Mrs. Bennett was born Violet A. Luerman on June 22, 1917, at rural Dubuque, Kan., and was a resident of Arlington since 1970, moving from Russell. She had been a cosmetologist and was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Fort Worth.
Survivors include her husband, Meade M. of Arlington; a son, Larry of Kennedy, Texas; a daughter, Joan Forshee of Grand Prairie, Texas; four sisters, Vergie Heffel of Luray, Florence Cook and Gloria Waymaster, both of Bunker Hill and Blanche Hilgenberg of Ellis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, the Rev. Henry Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.

Richard W. Brauer
McPHERSON -- Richard W. Brauer, 66, McPherson, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
Mr. Brauer was born Sept. 13, 1934, at rural Inman and was a resident of McPherson since 1965, moving from Inman. He had worked for Colladay Hardware, Hutchinson, and was an auto mechanic for Hutcherson Safety Lane, McPherson, Marshall Turner Chevrolet Oldsmobile, McPherson, and Wallace Chevrolet-Olds, McPherson, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Church of Christ, McPherson, McPherson Lions Club and 3 p.m. Wendy's Coffee Club, McPherson.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. "Pat" of the home; a daughter, Lori Unruh of McPherson; a son, Richard A. of McPherson; two sisters, Nadine Willems of Windom and Carolyn Johnson of Walton; a brother, Gary of Derby; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, the Rev. Neil Engle officiating. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the Leader Dog of Michigan.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Eleanor C. Cade
Eleanor C. Cade, 86, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Cade was born Eleanor Cline on May 10, 1914, at Salina and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and had been a self-employed housekeeper. She was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Her husband, William, died in 1980.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles Cline of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Bob Cline of Salina; and a sister, Betty Cochran of Salina.
The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery, New Cambria, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, New Cambria.
There will be no visitation.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.

Janet Ann Cahill
CLIMAX SPRINGS, Mo. -- Janet Ann Cahill, 60, Climax Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Cahill was born Janet Ann Proffitt on March 12, 1940, at Lyons. She was a secretary for Ashland Chemical and Marion Labs.
Survivors include her husband, Patrick of Climax Springs; two sons, Greg Link and Robert Link; two stepsons, Steve Cahill and Michael Cahill; a stepdaughter, Diana McAnally; a brother, D. Robert Proffitt; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Amos Family Chapel, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee 66203. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond, Kan.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. 

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. 

Mae Diederich
SELDEN -- Mae Diederich, 85, Selden, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby.
Mrs. Diederich was born Mae Weaver on June 5, 1915, at Hoxie and was a former resident of Dresden and Leoville. She was the owner-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"; a son, Jerry; 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. today at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757.
Memorials may be made in her name.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Lucille Erbert
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Lucille Erbert, 74, Lewisvlle, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Lewisville, Texas.
Mrs. Erbert was born Lucille Leikam on Feb. 20, 1926, at Hays, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, in 1993; and two sons.
Survivors include three daughters, Renee, Rachelle and Rhonda; three sons, Mike, John and Dwayne; a sister, Alice Staab of Hays; and two brothers, Edgar of Hays and Vernon of Ponca City, Okla.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Lewisville.
Dalton and Sons Mortuary, 1550 Lewisville, TX 75067, is handling 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, was a mechanic at Beamgard Garage and Devine Motors, McCook, Neb., 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; two brothers, Cloyd of San Diego and Harry of Emporia; 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 at Williams Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atwood 67730, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. 

Junior "Cotton" Hunziker
PHILLIPSBURG -- Junior "Cotton" Hunziker, 75, Phillipsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Good Samaritan Home, Hays.
Mr. Hunziker was born Dec. 16, 1924, at Rexford and was a longtime resident of the area. He was an equipment operator for Kansas Department of Transportation and a member of Bennie R. Slick American Legion Post 252, Phillipsburg, IOOF and First Christian Church, Phillipsburg.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry.
Survivors include his wife, Faye of Phillipsburg; a son, Kurtis of Hays; two daughters, Jolene Bay of Kansas City, Mo., and Jacque Ausmus of Carrollton, Texas; two brothers, John of St. Louis and Hal of Sun Valley, Nev.; a sister, Emma Bandt of Reno, Nev.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, with military rites.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home Special Unit or Veterans of Foreign Wars Kids Ball Program.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the service Friday at the funeral home, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. 

Margaret K. Killingsworth
BUSHTON -- Margaret K. Killingsworth, 67, Bushton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Lyons Hospital.
Mrs. Killingsworth was born Margaret K. Feist on Aug. 19, 1933, at Bushton and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and was a waitress and cook at Bushton Cafe. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton, Rice County EHU and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Bushton.
Her husband, Roy, died in 1977.
Survivors include a son, Tim of Geneseo; two daughters, Kathryn Phillips and Sharon Habiger, both of Bushton; a brother, Wayne Feist of Lyons; three sisters, Barbara Hughes of Wichita, Mary Doeden of Lyons and Leone Hartman of Salina; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton, the Rev. Steven Scheier officiating. Burial will be in Bushton Community Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rice County or Hospice of Reno County.
Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, is handling arrangements. 

Michael "Lefty" Langhofer
RUSSELL -- Michael "Lefty" Langhofer, 35, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Oakley.
He was a longtime resident of Russell. He had a farming and hay business and was a member of Russell Elks Lodge.
Survivors include a sister, Jody Bebermeyer of Wichita.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association in care of the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the mortuary. 

Nathaniel James Lawrence Larsen
BEVERLY -- Nathaniel James Lawrence Larsen, infant son of James and Nora Larsen, Beverly, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City.
Nathaniel was born May 8, 2000, at Salina.
Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers, Jarrett and Dylan, both of Beverly; his grandparents, Faye Larsen and Sarah Spears, both of Lincoln; and his great-grandparents, Dwight and Gladys Williams of Sylvan Grove.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, the Rev. Jerry Wickline officiating. Burial will be in St. Patricks Cemetery, Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455. 

Alvina E. Miller
RUSSELL -- Alvina E. Miller, 84, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Russell Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Miller was born Alvina E. Nuss on Dec. 6, 1915, at rural Barton County and was a resident of Russell since 1979. She had farmed with her husband in the Paradise and Waldo area and operated the Paradise Cafe for about 15 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Russell.
Her husband, Godfred, died in 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Roger and Fred, both of Salina, Myron of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary of Montgomery, Ala.; three daughters, DiAnn Becker of Sylvan Grove and Sharon Miller and Marilynn Dinkel, both of Russell; a brother, Wayne Nuss of Russell; two sisters, Florence Mai of Great Bend and Corraine Dutchman of Hutchinson; 22 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, the Rev. Henry Hartman officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Helena Marie Streit
TIPTON -- Helena Marie Streit, 83, Tipton, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Osborne City Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Streit was born Helena Marie Eilert on April 5, 1917, at Scottsville and was a lifetime resident of Mitchell County. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Ann's Altar Societ, and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Beloit. She was a former 4-H community and project leader, a former leader of the Salina Diocese Council of Catholic Women for more than 40 years, a former president of the Deanery and the East-Central Vicariate and was diocesan president of SDCCW. She also was a lobbyist for Catholic Women and served on the Tipton School Board.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Boise, Idaho; three daughters, Carol Bennett of Thornton, Colo., Judy Barron of Topeka and Jane Giroux of Salina; two brothers, Brother Lawrence Eilert of St. Louis, and Eugene Eilert of Beloit; four sisters, Sister M. Frederick and Sister M. Redempta, both of Concordia, Cecilia Streit of Tipton and Rita Mans of Osborne; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, the Rev. Albert DeSanctis officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Tipton.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, the Rev. Albert DeSanctis officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Streit Memorial Fund or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Harrison Funeral Home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420, and after 4 p.m. Friday at the church. 

Betty Ann Youse
Betty Ann Youse, 74, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Youse was born Betty Ann Mauk on March 17, 1926, at Concordia and was a resident of Salina since 1984. She was a nurse's aide at hospitals in Clay Center and Belleville and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Don of the home; a son, Robert of Topeka; two daughters, Dawn Shivers of Abilene and Joi Ann Hayes of Salina; four sisters, Bonnie Wood of Lincoln, Neb., Pat Martin of Horton, Carolyn Powell of Bennington and Judy Forney of Eskridge; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401, the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 2401 S. Ohio, Salina 67401.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and before the service Sunday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, Salina, where the family will receive receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Rosa "Rose" Younker
HAYS -- Rosa "Rose" Younker, 97, Hays, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.
Miss Younker was born Oct. 16, 1902, at Munjor and was a resident of Hays since 1999. She was a quilter and a housecleaner most of her life and a member of St. Frances Church, Munjor.
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Younker of Hays and Sister Mary Rapheal of Fond du Lac, Wis.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Frances Church, Munjor, the Revs. Bill Surmeier and Michael Suchnicki officiating. Burial will be in St. Frances Cemetery, Munjor.
A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays 67601.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Alice Rose Cossaart
BOISE, Idaho -- Alice Rose Cossaart, 92, Boise, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Life Care Center, Boise.
Mrs. Cossaart was born Alice Rose Donohue on Sept. 3, 1908, at Haddam, Kan. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Wilmer, died in 1985.
Survivors include a son, Darrel D. of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho; two daughters, Rosemarie Pearson of Mojave Valley, Ariz., and Joyce A. Tollins of Los Angeles; four sisters, Marjorie Haggler of Arnold, Neb., Nellie White of Santa Ana, Calif., Josephine Barba of Kansas City, Mo., and Audrey Miller of Cave Junction, Ore.; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Maple Grove Cemetery, rural Narka, the Rev. Bob Haseltine officiating.
Memorials may be made to Maple Grove Cemetery Association or Presbyterian Church of Mahaska.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9:30 p.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.

Francis C. Deckard
COUNCIL GROVE -- Francis C. Deckard, 79, Council Grove, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Morris County Hospital, Council Grove.
Mr. Deckard was born May 15, 1921, at Council Grove. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from Raytheon Aircraft, Salina, after more than 20 years of service.
Survivors include two brothers, Claude Jr. and Doyle, both of Council Grove.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kendall Funeral Chapel, Council Grove. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove.
Memorials may be made to Council Grove Senior Citizens Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 102 N. Mission, Council Grove 66846.

Walter Eugene Holloway
JEWELL -- Walter Eugene Holloway, 94, Jewell, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit.
Mr. Holloway was born Jan. 20, 1906, at rural Jewell County and was a resident of Jewell since 1980, moving from Athens Township. He farmed and worked for Athens Township Road Maintenance Department for several years and on a Federal Soil Conservation Project. He was a member of the former Mayview Christian Church, serving as deacon, elder, treasurer and chairman of the board, and had served as elder of the Jewell Christian Church. He had been a school board member and treasurer of Columbia Grade School District, a school board member and treasurer for Athens School District and sexton of the Athens Cemetery for 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma; an infant grandson; and an infant great-grandson.
Survivors include Don of San Diego, Merlin of Fort Worth, Texas, and Leon of Dallas; a daughter, Jeneane Chartier of Loma Linda, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church, Jewell, Pastor Dan Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Athens Cemetery, rural Jewell.
Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell 66949, is handling arrangements.

Bob Janzen
SYLMAR, Calif. -- Bob Janzen, 73, Sylmar, died Aug. 3, 2000, at Mission Hills.
Mr. Janzen was born April 6, 1927, at Topeka, Kan., and was a former resident of Salina. He retired from GTE.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; and a sister, Ilene Georges of Westerville, Ohio.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina, KS 67401, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Private inurnment was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Heart Association or Leukemia Society.
There will be no visitation.

Michael "Lefty" Langhofer
RUSSELL -- Michael "Lefty" Langhofer, 35, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Oakley.
Mr. Langhofer was born Oct. 30, 1964 at Russell and was a longtime resident of Russell. He had a farming and hay business and was a member of Russell Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his parents, Larry and Margaret Langhofer of Russell; a sister, Jody Bebermeyer of Wichita; and his paternal grandmother, Ella Langhofer of Lucas.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.

Clyde Dean McCormick
WICHITA -- Clyde Dean McCormick, 79, Wichita, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Wichita.
Mr. McCormick was born June 5, 1921, at Lincoln.
Survivors include his wife, S. Lucile of the home; six sons, Ronald, Donald, Clyde, Charles and Gale, all of Wichita, and Byron of Whitewater; a daughter, Ina Joyce Blackway of Wichita; and 17 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Broadway Mortuary, Wichita. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita.
Memorials may be made to DUI Victims Center of Kansas Inc., 334 N. Topeka, Wichita 67202, or MADD Butler County, P.O. Box 332, El Dorado 67042.

Alvina E. Miller
RUSSELL -- Alvina E. Miller, 84, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Russell Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Miller was born Alvina E. Nuss on Dec. 6, 1915, at rural Barton County and was a resident of Russell since 1979. She had farmed with her husband in the Paradise and Waldo area and operated the Paradise Cafe for about 15 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Russell.
Her husband, Godfred, died in 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Roger and Fred, both of Salina, Myron of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary of Montgomery, Ala.; three daughters, DiAnn Becker of Sylvan Grove and Sharon Miller and Marilynn Dinkel, both of Russell; a brother, Wayne Nuss of Russell; two sisters, Florence Mai of Great Bend and Corraine Dutchman of Hutchinson; 22 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, the Rev. Henry Hartman officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Charles Jay Myers
TOPEKA -- Charles Jay Myers, 65, Topeka, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at a local memory care facility from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Myers was born Feb. 11, 1935, at Horton. He taught high school social studies at Glasco, Strong City, Syracuse and Topeka public high schools. He was also head women's basketball coach at Topeka West High School from 1975 to 1982 and later at Topeka High School from 1984 to 1991. He was a nominee for U.S.D. 501 Master Teacher in 1983 and a member of NEA, KNEA, American Legion, F.C.A., Lions Club, Glasco, Kansas Council of Social Studies and United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Elaine of Topeka; a son, William Ira of Topeka; three daughters, Michelle Renee Bersbach of Overland Park, Janelle Renee Hamilton of Topeka and Paige Renee Noss of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Topeka West High School Gymnasium.
Memorials may be made to Creighton University for Brain Research, 601 N. 30th, Suite 2850, Omaha, NE 68131; Alzheimer's Association Topeka Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka 66601; or Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school.

Lenard F. Reeh
ATWOOD -- Lenard F. Reeh, 68, Atwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atwood.
A parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Brantley Funeral Home, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67730.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.

Bonifacio "Barney" Sarmiento Jr.
HERINGTON -- Bonifacio "Barney" Sarmiento Jr., 93, Herington, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Sarmiento was born June 5, 1907, at Macaene, Mexico. He was a laborer on track maintenance for Rock Island Railroad, retiring in 1971 after 50 years of service. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Railway Maintenance of Way Union, both of Herington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora A., in 1988; and an infant daughter, Joaquina Sarmiento.
Survivors include a son, Richard of Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Ruth Ann Long of Bloomington, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Herington, the Rev. Mark Wesely officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, Herington.

Edna Mae Smith
MINNEAPOLIS -- Edna Mae Smith, 91, Minneapolis, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Mrs. Smith was born Edna Mae Myers on May 14, 1909, at Minneapolis and was a lifetime resident. She owned and operated a locker plant at Minneapolis with her husband and later worked as a cook at Minneapolis Grade School and High School. She attended Community Bible Church and Golden Wheel Senior Center, Minneapolis.
Her husband, Myrll E., died in 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Eldin of Minneapolis and Marlan of Hesston; two daughters, Dixie Cross of Salina and Erma Zuker of Minneapolis; a brother, Lloyd Myers of Waupaca, Wis.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. David Heikes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Memorials may be made to Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and before the service Monday at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467.

Frank Everett Walker
NORTON -- Frank Everett Walker, 95, Norton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Andbe Home, Norton.
Mr. Walker was born Nov. 8, 1904, at rural Edmond and was a resident of Norton since 1940. He farmed and ranched in the Edmond and Lenora areas and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Norton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva, in 1997; a son, Raymond; a daughter, Sherry; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Darrell of Peru, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Norton, the Rev. Lew Van Der Wege officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Methodist Church Youth Group.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654.


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