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Ida Blouch
McPHERSON -- Ida Blouch, 96, McPherson, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at The Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.
Miss Blouch was born May 18, 1904, at New York City and lived in McPherson since 1911, moving from New York. She worked for Fred K. Entriken, the Perrin Agency and Railroad Savings and Loan, retiring in 1988. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of McPherson, the Evening Circle of the Church, Soroptimist Club of McPherson and Miercoles.
Survivors include cousins.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson, the Rev. J. David Worthen officiating. Entombment will be in McPherson Mausoleum in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. The casket will remain closed.

Ruth M. Brown
COLBY -- Ruth M. Brown, 90, Colby, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby.
Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements.

Leslie A. "Bob" Coates
NEW CAMBRIA -- Leslie A. "Bob" Coates, 78, New Cambria, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home.
Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Ronald Edward Dyer
BURRTON -- Ronald Edward Dyer, 46, rural Burrton, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Dyer was born June 3, 1954, at McPherson. He was a farm manager for Elite Genetics.
Survivors include two brothers, Larry and Gary, both of McPherson; and a sister, Janice Williams of McPherson.
There will be no service or visitation.
Memorials may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Dorothy "Vivian" Hamm
OVERLAND PARK -- Dorothy "Vivian" Hamm, 93, Overland Park, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, in Overland Park.
Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Paul O. Harrold
ABILENE -- Paul O. Harrold, 82, Abilene, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene.
Mr. Harrold was born Feb. 3, 1918, near Beaver City, Neb., and lived in Abilene for 58 years. He was a machinist for Ehrsam Co. and Combustion Engineering in Enterprise for 40 years. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church of Abilene and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of the home; a daughter, Sandy Rector of Abilene; two brothers, Donald of Oxford, Neb., and Lloyd of Richland, Wash.; four sisters, Edith Black of Oxford, Mildred Barker of Morgan Hill, Calif., Pauline Huff of Loveland, Colo., and Carol Theobald of Beaver City, Neb.; and a grandson.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410, the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Dickinson County.
Visitation will be until the service at the funeral home.

Lenard F. Reeh
ATWOOD -- Lenard F. Reeh, 68, Atwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood.
Mr. Reeh was born Aug. 22, 1932, at Beardsley and lived in Atwood since 1958, moving from Loveland, Colo. He worked at Atwood Farmers Cooperative and Lakeside Grocery Store and was retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation, where he worked for 15 years. He most recently worked part time for Brantley Backhoe and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sam Hubbard American Legion Post 46, both of Atwood. He was an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Michelle, in 1969; a son, Lenard Phillip, in 1996; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of the home; a son, Bradley of Colby; six daughters, Linda Ladenburger and Janelle Schroer, both of Colby, Jeanette Wallace of Luray, Patricia Reeh of Atwood, and Beth Huss and Melissa Stupka, both of Hays; two brothers, Eugene and Daniel, both of Atwood; two sisters, Irene Withington and Deloris Reeh, both of Atwood; and 13 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atwood, the Revs. Damian Richards and Galen Long officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atwood, with military rites by Sam Hubbard American Legion Post 46.
A rosary will be said and a parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Brantley Funeral Chapel, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67730.
Memorials may be made in his name.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home.

Alzora Rogers
ABILENE -- Alzora Rogers, 97, Abilene, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home, Shawnee.
Mrs. Rogers was born Alzora Wright on May 5, 1903, at Stillwater, Okla. She had been employed by Belle Springs Creamery and J.C. Penney's in Abilene and was a member of the Countryside Christian Church in Mission.
Her husband, Seth, died in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Janis Grace of Overland Park and Kay Myer of Omaha, Neb.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Abilene, the Rev. Gary Armour officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Countryside Christian Church.
Visitation will be at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410.

Adrian L. Smith
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Adrian L. Smith, 47, Lincoln, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Lincoln.
Mrs. Smith was born Adrian Peters on Nov. 30, 1952, at Gardner, Kan., and lived in Lincoln since 1988, moving from Abilene, Kan. She had taught music at St. Andrew School and was a member of Abilene Brethren in Christ Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles of the home; a son, Jedidiah of Salina, Kan.; her mother, Helen Pearl of Olathe, Kan.; and two brothers, Tom Peters of Lawrence, Kan., and Martin Peters of Overland Park, Kan.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Abilene Brethren in Christ Church, the Rev. Ken Engle officiating. Burial will be in Newbern Cemetery, south of Abilene.
Memorials may be made to Abilene Brethren in Christ Church, Gospel Hall Church or Kansans for Right to Life.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. Sunday until the service at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410.

Diane Rose Sole
NELSON, Neb. -- Diane Rose Sole, 28, Nelson, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at her home.
Miss Sole was born June 14, 1972, at Superior. She had worked at the Sportsman's Corner in Nelson, Allen's Grocery Store in Hastings, Reflections and Regis Hair Styling in Hastings. She was a dietary assistant at Good Samaritan Center in Nelson and was a cosmetologist at the Cutting Edge in Superior. She was a leader and camp counselor at Kamp Kalo at Burwell and was a member of Nelson Community United Church of Christ. She was a Brownie Scout leader and recruited walkers for a Miracles and Memories team.
Survivors include her parents, Clarence and Beverly Sole of rural Nelson; three brothers, Richard Sole of Lucerne, Mo., Dwight Sole and Carroll Sole, both of Nelson; and three sisters, Barbara Otto of Lucerne, Roberta Rowley of Superior and Dolores Warren of Nelson.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ, the Rev. Ralph Sturdy officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, Nelson Good Samaritan Center or Cancer Relay for Life, in care of the family, Route 1, Box 116, Nelson, NE 68961.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, 446 S. Main, Nelson 68961.

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 Society and 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.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper "Cap" C., on Jan. 10, 2000; and a son, Frederic.
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. today at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, the Rev. Albert DeSanctis officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Tipton.
Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Streit Memorial Fund or for Masses.
Harrison Funeral Home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420, is handling arrangements.

Jack W. Barnett
GLEN ELDER -- Jack W. Barnett, 76, Glen Elder, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Barnett was born Sept. 6, 1924, at Glen Elder and was a lifelong resident. He worked at Bailey & Lynch Grain Elevator in Glen Elder for many years and was a member of the Cawker City Masonic Lodge. He attended Glen Elder Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Beloit; a stepson, Joe Russell of Wichita; a stepdaughter, Debbi Udick of Mustang, Okla.; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Glen Elder, Pastor Ryan Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment will be at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder.
Memorials may be made to Hilltop Lodge, Beloit.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420.

Ruth M. Brown
COLBY -- Ruth M. Brown, 90, Colby, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby.
Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 24, 1910, at Studley and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, O.O. "Brownie," died in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Ronald L. of Colby, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Selden Cemetery, the Rev. Terry Turner officiating.
Memorials may be made to Colby United Methodist Church.
Friends may sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club Drive, Colby 67701.

Vaughn E. Brown
GOODLAND -- Vaughn E. Brown, 83, Goodland, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital. 
Bateman Funeral Home, Goodland, is handling arrangements.

Leslie A. "Bob" Coates
NEW CAMBRIA -- Leslie A. "Bob" Coates, 78, New Cambria, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Coates was born July 4, 1922, at Salina and was a longtime area resident. He started Central Heating & Cooling in Salina in the mid-1950s and retired in the early 1990s. He was a World War II Army veteran, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Linda of the home; a son, Larry of New Cambria; a daughter, Carole Emerson of Springville, Ala.; two stepsons, Rodney Barnes and James Barnes, both of Salina; a brother, Carl of Hermleigh, Texas; a sister, Laura Plummer of Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Wilbur C. Davis
LUCAS -- Wilbur C. Davis, 84, Lucas, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his home.
Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home of Lucas is handling arrangements.

Dorothy "Vivian" Hamm
OVERLAND PARK -- Dorothy "Vivian" Hamm, 93, Overland Park, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Overland Park.
Mrs. Hamm was born Dorothy Morrison on Feb. 10, 1907, at Peducah, Ky., and lived in Salina for 40 years before moving to Overland Park in 1995. She and her husband were owners and operators of Hamm's Jewelry in Salina for 28 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Kiwani Queens and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a past president of Altrusa Club and Business Professional Women's Club and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zane James; a daughter, Terry Lynn Hamm; a grandson; and a granddaughter.
Survivors include a son, Zane Jr. of Camarillo, Calif.; two daughters, Vivian Seaman of Houston and Linda Wilcox of Lenexa; a brother, Jack Morrison of Monks Corner, S.C.; two sisters, Margaret Jarrett of McGehee, Ark., and Joann Sawyer of Decatur, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, the Rev. C. Diane Watters officiating.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Mary Katherine Ikenberry
HOXIE -- Mary Katherine Ikenberry, 90, Hoxie, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Sheridan County Long Term Care, Hoxie.
Mrs. Ikenberry was born Feb. 5, 1910, at Coates and was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Church of Hoxie and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Collins of Silver Springs, Md.; a daughter, Marilyn Deines of Sharon Springs; two brothers, Robert Moss and Archie Moss, both of Hoxie; and two sisters, Ruth Hartman of Fort Collins, Colo., and Juanita Cooper of Hoxie.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Christian Church, Hoxie, the Rev. Golda McClelland officiating. Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, 1016 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740.

Colette M. Moeder
ODIN -- Colette M. Moeder, 83, Odin, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center.
Miss Moeder was born March 2, 1917, at Redwing and was a lifetime resident of the Odin and Hoisington areas.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin, the Rev. Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Odin.
A family rosary will be said at 4 p.m. followed by a vigil at 5 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 514 N. Main, Hoisington 67544.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Christina S. Novak
CLAY CENTER -- Christina S. Novak, 97, Clay Center, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, Beloit.
Mrs. Novak was born Christina S. Steigleder on Feb. 14, 1903, at Broughton. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Clay Center American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors.
Her husband, Louis A., died in 1959.
Survivors include a brother, George W. Steigleder of Ellensburg, Wash.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Merlin Kieffer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
Visitation will be today at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, 303 S. Broadway, Riley 66531.

James A. "Jim" Pape
HAYS -- James A. "Jim" Pape, 61, Hays, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Pape was born Nov. 4, 1938, at Adair, Okla. He was a customer care manager for Dillons and had worked at Ekey Photography Studio. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Model A Association and was a former Optimist member.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann of the home; a son, Jeffrey Arnold of Hays; a daughter, Justina Anne Sheppard of Pasadena, Md.; a brother, Murray of Clancy, Mont.; three sisters, Myrtle Arnold of St. Louis, Lenice Felter of Lone Wolf, Okla., and Alida Worm of Wichita; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Pastor Kenton Rohr-berg officiating. Burial will be in Lone Wolf Cemetery in Lone Wolf, Okla.
Memorials may be made to the church or John and Ann Martin's Street Kids Fund, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doris J. Sager
Doris J. Sager, 78, Salina, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Sager was born Doris J. Blackwell on March 9, 1922, at Plattsburg, Mo., and lived in Salina for 33 years, moving from Vining. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Sager.
Survivors include a son, James of Salina; and three sisters, Nadine Blackwell of Boulder, Colo., June Leonard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carrie Leonard of Longmont, Colo.
There will be no service or visitation.
The body was cremated.
Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina, 67401, is handling arrangements.

W.E. "Gene" Schultz
GAYLORD -- W.E. "Gene" Schultz, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne. 
Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center, is handling arrangements.


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