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Mildred Dorothy Craig
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mildred Dorothy Craig, 84, Minneapolis, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, is handling arrangements.

Gertrude B. Epler
HOXIE -- Gertrude B. Epler, 100, Hoxie, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Sheridan County Long Term Care Unit, Hoxie.
Mrs. Epler was born Gertrude B. Burton on Nov. 1, 1900, and was a resident of East Saline Township until moving to Hoxie in the 1940s. She was a waitress, a piano teacher and a homemaker. She was a member of Christian Church of Hoxie.
Her husband, Ralph, died in 1989.
Survivors include cousins.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the Christian Church, Hoxie, the Rev. George McClelland officiating. Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sheridan County Long Term Care Unit or Christian Church, both of Hoxie.
Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, 1024 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740, is handling arrangements.

Catherine Muehlschuster Fligg
Catherine Muehlschuster Fligg, 94, Salina, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Salina.
Mrs. Fligg was born July 25, 1906, at Kansas City, Mo., and was a resident of Salina since 1978.
Her husband, Kenneth I., died in 1955.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy F. Hampton of Salina; a son, Kenneth I. Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A family service will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Salina Presbyterian Manor Endowment Scholarship Fund at Salina Presbyterian Manor, 2601 E. Crawford, Salina 67401.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.

Beulah M. Frohreich
HOLYROOD -- Beulah M. Frohreich, 85, Holyrood, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson.
Mrs. Frohreich was born Beulah M. Bennett on Aug. 27, 1915, at Bridgeport, Ill., and was a longtime resident of Holyrood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.
Her husband, Victor, died in 1983.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann Kempke of Hutchinson and Barbara Reid of Overland Park; a brother, Ralph Bennett of Holyrood; a sister, Mildred Hughes of Holyrood; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood, the Rev. John Sharp officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Mabel Grove
SUPERIOR, Neb. -- Mabel Grove, 81, Superior, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center, Superior.
Mrs. Grove was born Mabel West on March 31, 1920, at Norton, Kan., and was a former resident of Beloit, Kan. She was a homemaker and was a nurse at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, for eight years. She was active in St. James Lutheran Church, Edgar.
Survivors include her husband, Eldon of Edgar; a son, Dennis Way of Superior; a daughter, Darla Brungardt of Byron; a sister, Frankie Gladow of Manhattan; a stepson, Lee of Superior; a stepdaughter, Judy Schrock of Elm Creek; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Edgar, the Rev. Jon Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, Third and C, Edgar, NE 68935.

Ora Lee Hauck
BELOIT -- Ora Lee Hauck, Beloit, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.
McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is handling arrangements.

Wilma J. Hixson
Wilma J. Hixson, 77, Salina, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Everett L. Morrison
OSBORNE -- Everett L. Morrison, 83, Osborne, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne.
Mr. Morrison was born Dec. 5, 1917, at Osborne and was a lifetime resident. He was a farmer, an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of Free Methodist Church, Osborne.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of the home; a son, Mark of Osborne; a daughter, Judi Bigham of McPherson; and five grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Methodist Church, Osborne, the Revs. Roberta Ganzer and Robert Walter officiating.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Care Center or Free Methodist Church, both of Osborne.
The body was donated to University of Kansas Medical Center for research.
Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473, is handling arrangements.

John M. Riedel Jr.
John M. Riedel Jr., 61, Salina, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Holiday Resort Care Center, Salina.
Mr. Riedel was born May 7, 1940, at Walker and was a resident of Salina since 1981. He taught and coached at Brewster from 1962-1966, taught at several Hays schools and was principal at Lincoln Elementary School, Hays. He later worked for School Specialty Supply Co., Salina, retiring as general manager in 1999. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina, National School Supply and Equipment Association and Breakfast Bandits Ambucs, where he was chosen Mr. Ambuc in 1989-1990. He was a past member of several educational organizations and Toastmasters.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of the home; a son, J.L. of Salina; two daughters, Amy Riedel-O'Brien of Salina and Ann Riedel of the home; two brothers, Frank of Walker and Celly of Shawnee; four sisters, Maggie Johnston of Osawatomie, Aggie Leiker of Hays, Katie Windholz of Quinter and Josie Braun of Victoria; and a grandson.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Walker, Sister Rose Walters officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Walker.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina.
Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Building Fund, 1000 Burr Oak, Salina 67401, or Breakfast Bandits Ambucs, Box 1952, Salina 67401.
The family will receive friends after the vigil Sunday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina, and before the service Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Walker.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.

William Russell "Bill" Simpson
QUINTER -- William Russell "Bill" Simpson, 76, Quinter, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Simpson was born Jan. 17, 1925, at Deer Creek Township, Allen County, and was a resident of Quinter for two years, moving from Williamsburg, N.M. He was a self-employed electrician, an Army veteran of World War II and a past member of Good Sam Camping Club.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae of Park; two daughters, Peggy Withers of Larned and Bonna Wheeler of Quinter; a brother, Forrest of Garden City; a sister, Willena Boehn of Pomona; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Colony. Burial will be in Colony Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Quinter Senior Citizen Center.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752.

Albert W. Weeks
HOXIE -- Albert W. Weeks, 66, Hoxie, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Weeks was born Jan. 19, 1935, at rural Hoxie and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Hoxie.
Survivors include his wife, Judith of the home; a son, David of Ellsworth; three daughters, Marilyn Carder of Hoxie, Donna Simpson of Gilbert, Ariz., and Debra Shugart of Parker, Colo.; two brothers, William of Hoxie and Murl of Towanda; two sisters, Marjorie Thaden of Hastings, Neb., and Alice Pratt of Hoxie; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church, Hoxie, the Rev. Larry Booth officiating. Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice at Phillipsburg or Oncology Department at Hays Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, 1024 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740.

Rosemary Pearl Williams
LINCOLN -- Rosemary Pearl Williams, 68, Lincoln, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Hays Medical Center.
Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, is handling arrangements.

Leslie A. Belshe
COLBY -- Leslie A. Belshe, 51, Colby, died Monday, July 23, 2001.
Mr. Belshe was born Feb. 11, 1950, at Scott City. He was a geophysicist.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle of Houston; a son, Sean of Houston; a daughter, Rebecca Belshe of Houston; his parents, Claude and Doris Belshe of Goodland; two brothers, Brent of Rowatan, Honduras, and Dana of Goodland; and two sisters, Susan Belshe of Gilbert, Ariz., and Deanna Neville of Meridian, Miss.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Colby United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701.

Carol A. Blake
HOPE -- Services for Carol A. Blake, 57, Hope, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Riley Post Cemetery.
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.

Raymond W. Brown
GLASCO -- Raymond W. Brown, 83, Glasco, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Mr. Brown was born Aug. 27, 1917, near Beloit. He was a trackman for Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Glasco, and a sister, Louise Taylor of Partridge.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Nicol Home in Glasco. Burial will be in Glasco Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Nicol Home.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dean Funeral Home, 301 E. Main, Glasco 67445.

Lola Mae Dawes
HOXIE -- Lola Mae Dawes, 94, Hoxie, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Miss Dawes was born Aug. 12, 1906, near Hoxie. She was a caretaker.
Survivors include a niece, Marilyn Riggs-Rowlison of Morland.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, 1034 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740. Burial will be in Bow Creek Cemetery near Hoxie.
Memorials may be made to Sheridan County Rural Fire District No. 1.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Chester Dewey
MINNEAPOLIS -- Chester Dewey, 93, Minneapolis, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Mr. Dewey was born Aug. 11, 1907, northeast of Minneapolis. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie, in 1993; and a son, Fred, in 1951.
Survivors include two sons, Dean of Abilene and Gary of Minneapolis; a daughter, Gay Geisen of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottawa County Health Center or Highland Cemetery, both of Minneapolis, or Tescott United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ethel L. Fiest
JUNCTION CITY -- Ethel L. Fiest, 90, Junction City, died Monday, July 23, 2001.
Mrs. Fiest was born Ethel L. Morgan on Sept. 16, 1910, in Geary County. She was a secretary and clerk at Kamm's Carpet and Linoleum store for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1985; and a son, William.
Survivors include three sons, Richard of Topeka, David of Paris Crossing, Ind., and Darrell of Salina; a sister, Neda Kamm of Junction City; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Junction City. Burial will be in Dwight Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel, 805 Caroline, Junction City 66441, is handling arrangements.

Elaine D. Herl
PLAINVILLE -- Elaine D. Herl, 66, Plainville, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Mrs. Herl was born Elaine D. Kuhn on Aug. 18, 1934, at Emmeram. She had worked for Rooks County Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Laurin "Stub" of the home; three daughters, Pamela Arrambidez of Dallas, Brenda Miller of Stockton and Marla Plante of Plainville; two sons, Stan of Oklahoma City and Barney of Dallas; a sister, Mary Flax of Hutchinson; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church, House Calls of Hays Medical Center Home Health and Hospice, Plainville, or Pain Management Center, Hays.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663, and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.

Willis G. Hockersmith
OAKLEY -- Willis G. Hockersmith, 83, Oakley, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care Facility, Quinter.
Mr. Hockersmith was born Jan. 11, 1918, at Gove County. He was a farmer, trucker and avid pilot. He was a member and deacon of Oakley Christian Church, member of Oakley Lions Club and a charter member of Kansas Farmers Union and Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 4.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Nora Hockersmith; a son, Roger Hockersmith; a brother, Harold Hockersmith; and a sister, Marie Mendenhall.
Survivors include his wife, Elta Louise of Quinter; two sons, Lanny and Terry, both of Oakley; four daughters, Julie Kite of Bullhead City, Ariz., Connie Markle of Ellis, Kathy Van Kirk of Sarasota, Fla., and Debbie Hall of Wichita; two brothers, Joe of Oakley and Charley of Quinter; two sisters, Wilma Doxon of Gove and Wanda Wildeman of Grainfield; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oakley Christian Church, Pastor Bob Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Logan County Emergency Medical Service or Logan County Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748.

Max W. Hudson
MUNDEN -- Max W. Hudson, 86, Munden, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001.
Mr. Hudson was born April 27, 1915, at Narka. He was a railroad section crewman.
His wife, Dixie, died in 1980.
Survivors include four sons, Wayne of Idaho Springs, Colo., James of Courtland, Frederick of Aurora, Colo., and Albert of Clifton; four daughters, Rachel Hoffmeyer of Deshler, Neb., Brenda Keim of Delphos, Roberta Craig of Munden and Iva Jane Rodgers of South Roxanna, Ill.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Munden. Burial will be in Ida Cemetery, rural Munden.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1322 19th, Belleville 66935, is handling arrangements.

Walter H. McCrea
McPHERSON -- Walter H. McCrea, 91, McPherson, died Thursday, July 26, 2001.
Mr. McCrea was born Sept. 9, 1909, at Winchester. He was a retired electrician and car salesman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred O., in 1996; and a daughter, Marcia, in 1953.
Survivors include a son, Wyatt of Wichita; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McPherson Opera House Preservation Co. or Kiwanis Club of McPherson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Kelly Anne Roberts
MANHATTAN -- Kelly Anne Roberts, 32, Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001.
Mrs. Roberts was born Kelly Anne Nelson on June 17, 1969, at Milwaukee. She had been a radio broadcaster for several Kansas radio stations.
Her husband, Tyler, died in 1996.
Survivors include her parents, Donna Frodsham, Charles Frodsham and Douglas Allen Nelson; a sister, Kimberly Lynn Brown of Lawrence; a brother, Eric C. Frodsham of Manhattan; and her grandmother, Elaine Nelson of Milwaukee.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Sabetha City Cemetery.
A Christian wake will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, 1616 Poyntz, Manhattan 66502.
Memorials may be made to the Kelly Roberts Memorial in care of the funeral home.

Charles Pearl Rogers
FLORENCE -- Charles Pearl Rogers, 90, Florence, died Friday, July 27, 2001.
Mr. Rogers was born May 14, 1911, at rural Roxbury. He was a Santa Fe Railroad employee for 41 years, retiring in 1965.
A son, Duane, died in 1942.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie of Florence; two sons, LaVerne of Emporia and Daryl of Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Verla Mansfield of Carabelle, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Church, Florence. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.
Memorials may be made to the church and Masonic Lodge 114 of Florence.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth, Florence 66851.

Maudie M. Snyder
LOGAN -- Maudie M. Snyder, 86, Logan, died Thursday, July 26, 2001.
Mrs. Snyder was born Maudie M. Kincaid on Dec. 22, 1914, near Kirwin. She was a cook at Logan Manor Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Guy, in 1976; and two sons, David Gayle in 1988 and Merle Eugene in 2001.
Survivors include a son, Elmer Lee of Centralia, Wash.; two daughters, Ferma Kahle of Topeka and Pauline Thaut of Rosemont, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.
Memorials may be made to Logan Christian Church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Logan Funeral Home, First and Church, Logan 67646.

Evelyn Colson Swinton
MANKATO -- Evelyn Colson Swinton, 90, Mankato, died Thursday, July 26, 2001.
Mrs. Swinton was born Evelyn Warne on Oct. 27, 1910, at Franklin, Neb. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Warne Colson and Richard Colson, both of Mankato; a sister, Roberta West of Superior, Neb.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Harmony United Methodist Church, Mankato. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato.
Memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church Music Fund or Mankato City Library.
The casket will remain closed.
Melby Mortuary, 402 N. High, Mankato 66956, is handling arrangements.

Nora Mae Todd
Nora Mae Todd, 74, Salina, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001.
Mrs. Todd was born Nora Mae Clemence on Jan. 6, 1927, at Woodward County, Okla. She was an assembly worker for Federal Mogul Bearing Manufacturer.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight O. of Salina; a son, Isaac of Salina; three brothers, Lee Clemence, Max Clemence and Kirk Clemence, all of Texas; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no service. The body was cremated.
Memorials may be made to Salina Hospice.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 1437 Kiowa, Salina.
Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.


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