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Lea Loraine Berry
BREWSTER -- Lea Loraine Berry, 70, Brewster, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby.
Mrs. Berry was born June 2, 1931, in rural Thomas County, and was a resident of the area for many years. She was a retired business owner.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Clayton Blaine, in 1954.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis of Brewster; a son, Gordon L. of Brewster; three daughters, Glenda D. Thummel of Scott City, Collette B. Friess of Brewster and Shirley A. Raile of Goodland; four brothers, Fendol Bowen of Baird, Colo., Larry Bowen of Rocky Face, Ga., Troy Bowen of Kelso, Wash., and Melvin "Whitey" Bowen of Brewster; two sisters, Zeda Pounds of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Bobby Doty of Meridian, Idaho; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brewster Methodist Church, the Rev. Dorine Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Brewster Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, in care of Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club, Colby 67701, Brewster Methodist Church or Brewster Bank.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Lee Roy Burge
Lee Roy Burge, 46, Salina, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Burge was born March 7, 1955, at Concordia. He participated in residential and day services at Occupational Center of Central Kansas, Salina.
There are no immediate survivors.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Private burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Occupational Center of Central Kansas, in care of the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

Will C. "Bill" Chaffee Jr.
Will C. "Bill" Chaffee Jr., 75, Salina, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Chaffee was born July 27, 1925, at Topeka, and was a resident of Salina for 45 years. He owned the Ford dealership at Wamego from 1948-1952 and was manager of the Buick dealership, Topeka, from 1953-1955. He owned the Buick Agency, Salina, from 1955-1967 and later worked as a real estate broker and developer until retirement. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Salina Elks, Salina Noon Kiwanis, Salina Country Club and Salina Masonic Lodge, Salina Consistory, Isis Shrine and Isis Patrol. He was director of Salina Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of St. John's Military School, a board member of Salina YMCA and a member and warden of Christ Cathedral, Salina.
Survivors include his wife, Pattie Lou of the home; two sons, Will C. III of Wilmington, Del., and Richard Allen of Overland Park; a daughter, Judith Ann Bakalar of Overland Park; a sister, Grace Peterson of LeNoir, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Cathedral, 138 S. Eighth, Salina, the Very Rev. Timothy Kline and the Rev. Cannon Bruce E. LeBarron officiating. Inurnment will be in Blessed Sacrament Chapel, St. Michael's Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to the church, any Shriner's organization or Hospice of Salina.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

William "Bill" Chapman
OAKLEY -- William "Bill" Chapman, 92, Oakley, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Logan County Hospital, Oakley.
Mr. Chapman was born Oct. 19, 1908, at The Deans, Bathgate, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1909 and was a former resident of Phillipsburg and Ness City, moving to Oakley in 1940. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had worked for Farm Security Administration, was an officer and director of Farmers State Bank, Oakley, from 1948 until retiring in 1974, and remained the director until 1990. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge 253 and Logan County Shrine Club, all of Oakley, Isis Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, both of Salina, Oakley Lions Club, Logan County Hospital Board, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2981 and American Legion Post 339, both of Oakley. He also was a Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster, a past member of Oakley City Council, served on the Mental Health Board and was a volunteer and contributor of Fick Fossil Museum, Oakley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudine, in 1994; and a son, William Jr., in 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Kay Hlavacek of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Oakley, the Revs. Glenn and Barbara Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery with masonic rites by Masonic Lodge 253, Oakley.
Memorials may be made to Fick Fossil Museum or United Methodist Church, Oakley, in care of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Box 221, Oakley 67748.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748.

George Clemison
SMITH CENTER -- George Clemison, 88, Smith Center, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center.
Mr. Clemison was born Feb. 2, 1913, in rural Smith County, and was a lifetime resident of the area. He worked in road maintenance for Smith County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, and a daughter, Bernice Clemison.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Gibson of Smith Center; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center, the Rev. Joan McGregor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Smith Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967.

Ruth A. Fair
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Ruth A. Fair, 81, Ridgecrest, died Thursday, May 30, 2001, at Ridgecrest.
Mrs. Fair was born Ruth Artina Farrar on June 11, 1909, in Salina, Kan., and was a resident of California since the early 1940s. She worked at the former Stiefel's Department Store, Salina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Burdett of Ridgecrest; a brother, Harley Farrar of Salina; a sister, Edna Jones of Salina; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated. There will be no service or visitation.

Winifred S. Goetsch
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. -- Winifred S. Goetsch, 90, Sun City West, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Delwebb Hospital, Sun City West.
Mrs. Goetsch was born Winifred S. Roseman on April 7, 1911, in New Cambria, Kan., and was a former resident of Manhattan, Kan., moving to Sun City West in 1981. She was a school nurse in Manhattan for 25 years, a member of Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church, Sun City West, and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma and P.E.O., all of Manhattan.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Johnson in 1940; a son, Eldon Johnson; and a grandson.
Survivors include her husband, Lee of Sun City West; a son, Lowell Johnson of Denver; a stepdaughter, Joan Falk of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four granchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS 66502, the Rev. R. Kenneth Wills officiating. Inurnment will be in Sunset Cemetery.

Lawrence Dean "Larry" Hapke
REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. -- Lawrence Dean "Larry" Hapke, 56, Republican City, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Harlan County Reservoir.
Mr. Hapke was born Aug. 12, 1944, at Richmond, Calif., and was a former resident of Bassett. He was a mechanic at Loar-Leffler Ford Garage, Holdrege, until 1976 and later worked for Peter Kiewit Construction, Omaha, for 24 years.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene of Republican City; children and stepchildren, Joy Bezona of Syracuse, Kan., Faye Foster and Liza Waddington, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Teresa Stephens of Grinnell, Kan., Laura Atchison of Lakewood, Colo., Lawrence Dean "Bucky" Hapke II of Colby,Kan., Jennifer Prochazka of Arvada, Colo., Janna Dutton of Owasso, Okla., Rick Holen of Aurora, Colo., and Monty Holen of Holdrege; his mother, Evelyn Hapke, Visalia, Calif.; two sisters, Faye Wehrli of Visalia, and Orlene Moore of Sargent, Neb.; two brothers, Vernon of Visalia and Bill of Colorado; and 28 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Holdrege, the Revs. Melva Tranmer and Jean Clayton officiating.
A memorial has been established in his name.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.
Nelson-Harris Funeral Home, 401 Burlington, Holdrege, NE 68949, is handling arrangements.

Berniece Ellen Hoke
HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Berniece Ellen Hoke, 81, Holdrege, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege.
Mrs. Hoke was born Berniece Ellen Smith on Sept. 15, 1919, in Gorham, Kan., and was a former resident of Hays, Kan., moving to Nebraska in 1993. She worked for Gorham Grocery Store and later for Kessler Cleaning and Suburban Cleaners, both of Hays. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays, Rebeccah Lodge and Eastern Star.
Her husband, Guy, died in 1972.
Survivors include a son, Robert of Hays; two daughters, Wanda Hunt of Funk and Patricia Hoke of Lincoln; two brothers, Lawrence Smith of Gorham and William J. Smith of Hoxie, Kan.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays, the Rev. James A. Strasen officiating. Burial will be in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens, Hays.
A memorial has been established in her name.
The casket will be open before the service Thursday at the church.
Nelson-Harris Funeral Home, 401 Burlington, Holdrege, NE 68949 and Cline's Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601, are handling arrangements.

Verna Lenora Jensen
ABILENE -- Verna Lenora Jensen, 79, Abilene, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Jensen was born Verna Lenora Edmonson on Dec. 1, 1921, in Michigan Valley. She was retired and a member of First Christian Church, Herington.
Her husband, Kenneth, died in 1980.
Survivors include a son, Maurice of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Charles Edmonson and Fred Edmonson, both of Herington; and two sisters, Vera Stiles of Herington and Jessie Schmidt of White City.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brockmeier Funeral Chapel, Herington, the Rev. Ruth Ann Claerhout officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Catholic School, Abilene.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, 112 S. Broadway, Herington 67449, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Iver A. "Bill" Knudson
SENECA -- Iver A. "Bill" Knudson, 77, Seneca, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, as the result of injuries received in an automobile crash.
Mr. Knudson was born Sept. 9, 1923, at Zearing, Iowa, and was a former resident of Popular, Wis., Seneca and Washington. He was an Army veteran of World War II and had worked at and later owned and operated a Gambles Store. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Joseph Society of the church, Knights of Columbus 1769, Earle W. Taylor Post 21 American Legion and Seneca Memorial Post 7458 Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Seneca.
Survivors include his wife, Vera of Seneca; four sons, Gary of Mayetta, Robert of Belleville, Tom of Augusta and Eugene of Seneca; two daughters, Sandy Feldkamp of Aurora, Colo., and Diane Morton of Salina; a brother, Adrian Apple of Popular; two sisters, Edna Riveland of Fortuna, N.D., and Inez Carlson of Popular; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Seneca. Burial will be in St. Bede's Cemetery, Kelly.
Rosaries will be said at 7 p.m. today and Thursday at Lauer Funeral Home, 212 S, Fourth, Seneca 66538.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, in care of the family.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mabel E. Miller
HERINGTON -- Mabel E. Miller, 94, Herington, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Lutheran Care Home, Herington.
Mrs. Miller was born Mabel E. Hartman on Oct. 23, 1906, at rural Ramona, and was a resident of Herington since 1973. She was a cook at Tampa schools for more than 10 years and a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington, and Tabatha Society of the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand "Fred" C., in 1980; a son, Merle, in 1982; and two daughters, Gloye Surrette, in 1991 and Kathryn Kroupa, in 1971.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Schlesener of Hope; a sister, Lola Spinks of Paradise, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington, the Rev. K.C. Dehning officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in care of Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Edward R. Miller
PHILLIPSBURG -- Edward R. Miller, 88, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg.
Mr. Miller was born June 26, 1912, in rural Phillips County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer and a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church.
His wife, Emma, died in 1986.
Survivors include a son Dick of Phillipsburg; a daughter, Sandra Lott of New Harmony, Utah; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Lorna Paulus officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Phillips County Hospital, Hospice Services or Zion Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, and noon until the service Friday at the church.

Richard S. "Rick" Moses
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Richard S. "Rick" Moses, 49, Scottsdale, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Moses was born Sept. 6, 1951, at Torrington, Wyo., and was a former resident of Salina, Kan., moving to Arizona in 1992. He was a salesman, working for Hanschu Shoes, Mid-West T.V. and Appliance, Sears and Radio Shack, all of Salina, and for Micro Age, Tempe. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Salina.
Survivors include a son, Justin of Salina; his parents, Richard E. and Vida I. Moses of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Cheryl Konzem of Salina and Janet Moody of Mesa.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Salina, the Revs. Robert Schaedel and Charles Adams officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Child Abuse Prevention Services or the donor's choice.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

Paul Dale Raber
CANTON -- Paul Dale Raber, 93, Canton, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home, Canton.
Mr. Raber was born Jan. 13, 1908, in Eureka, and was a resident of Canton since 1978, moving from Roxbury. He was a retired oil field pumper and a member of Canton United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star, both of McPherson.
His wife, Sarah, died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Merle G. of Winfield; a daughter, Barbara A. Hubele of Lindsborg; a brother, Darrel J. of Hermitage, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Canton Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Olson's Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton 67428.

Alice W. Self
BURR OAK -- Alice W. Self, 86, Burr Oak, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Self was born Alice W. Wilkins on July 16, 1914, at Chariton, Iowa, and was a resident of Kansas since 1933, moving to Burr Oak in 1987. She farmed with her husband in Jewell County and worked as a librarian at Burr Oak Public Library for many years.
Her husband, Sheridan, died in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, James of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Charles of Smith Center; a sister, Margaret Williams of Red Cloud, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Christian Church, Burr Oak, the Rev. Mike Garst officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Simonson-Williams Funeral Home, 241 W. Fourth, Red Cloud, NE 68970, is handling arrangements.

Dayna D. Soellner
GOODLAND -- Dayna D. Soellner, 25, Goodland, died May 29, 2001, at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver.
Miss Soellner was born Jan. 6, 1976, at Burlington, Colo., and was a longtime Goodland resident.
Survivors include her mother, Della of the home; her maternal grandmother, Margaret Borgeman of Laramie, Wyo.; and her paternal grandmother, Colletta Soellner of Goodland.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time Thursday at Bateman Funeral Home, 11th and Broadway, P.O. Box 278, Goodland 67735.
Memorials may be made in her name, to be designated later.


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