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Vaughn E. Brown
GOODLAND -- Vaughn E. Brown, 82, Goodland, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 22, 1917, near Delphos and had lived in Goodland since 1958, moving from Hill City. He and his wife had owned and operated a restaurant in Minneapolis, and he was a lineman for Goodland Electrical Department for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and after his discharge, he remained in the Naval Reserve and was active during the Korean War. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as a post commander. He was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Vets, Goodland Masonic Bodies, Isis Shrine, Scottish Rite and Minerva Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 146 in Minneapolis.
His wife, Opal, died in June 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Clinton of Hutchinson and Richard of Great Bend; a sister, Myrna Lake of Big Fork, Mont.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday at Goodland Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday at Bateman Funeral Home, 11th and Broadway, Goodland 67735.

Robert Charles Bryan
ST. FRANCIS -- Robert Charles Bryan, 71, St. Francis, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, near St. Francis.
Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.

Wilbur C. Davis
LUCAS -- Wilbur C. Davis, 84, Lucas, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Davis was born Dec. 13, 1915, at Miltonvale and had lived in Lucas since 1955, moving from Osborne County. He was a farmer and retired Lucas city marshal and city employee.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Lorence.
Survivors include his wife, Alta of the home; two daughters, Lona and Donna Davis, both of Lucas; a son, Russell Yarnell of the home; a brother, Calvin of Black Diamond, Wash.; three stepbrothers, Bill Harlow of Lucas, Ray Harlow of Lincoln and Bob Harlow of California; two stepsisters, Ethel Zachgo and Marjorie McGee, both of Lincoln; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lucas Cemetery, the Rev. Gay Robertson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Lucas Area Community Theater.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, 111 S. Fairview Ave., Lucas 67648. The casket will remain closed.

Louise P. Ibsen
PHILLIPSBURG -- Louise P. Ibsen, 82, Phillipsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at White Oak Terrace, Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Ibsen was born Louise P. Burkey on Aug. 29, 1918, in Alma, Neb., and was a longtime Phillipsburg resident. She owned and operated Louise's Arts and Crafts, Phillipsburg, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two sons, Dwayne of Omaha, Neb., and Van of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Dorothy Johnson, LeNore Olson and Ruth Soderberg, all of Holdrege, Neb.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Jim Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
A memorial will be established.
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 6 to 7 p.m., and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Richard Harold Kahrs
MORGANVILLE -- Richard Harold Kahrs, 75, Morganville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Clay County.
Mr. Kahrs was born April 23, 1925, at Clay County and was a lifelong Morganville area resident. He was a farmer-stockman.
Survivors include his wife, Delores of Morganville; two sons, Rickey of Morganville and Ronnie of Wasilla, Ark.; five daughters, Janice Straub and Donice James, both of Clay Center, Susan Schmitt of Gridley, Karen Rodvelt of Whiting and Pamela Hitsman of Morganville; 13 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swedesberg First Lutheran Church in Clay County, Pastor Nile Buch officiating. Burial will be in Swedesberg First Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432..

Leona M. Mantele
COLBY -- Leona M. Mantele, 90, Colby, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Huntsville, Ala.
Harrison Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements.

Barbara E. Palmer
McPHERSON -- Barbara E. Palmer, 70, McPherson, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Palmer was born Barbara E. Davis on June 29, 1930, at Sedan and had lived in McPherson since 1962, moving from Wellington. She was a Realtor.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard of the home; four sons, Stephen and Alan, both of Snohomish, Wash., Robert of Hutchinson and Randall of McPherson; a brother, Earl Davis of Panama City Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Vernie Dillon of Palm Springs, Calif., Alice Starks of Lenexa and Marie Smith of Cottonwood, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, the Rev. Michael Marion officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Barbara Palmer Memorial Fund.
The body was cremated.

Gary A. Phillips
VASSAR -- Gary A. Phillips, 45, Vassar, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, as the result of an automobile crash near Pomona.
Mr. Phillips was born Aug. 27, 1955, at Kearney, Neb., and had lived in Vassar since 1997, moving from Ottawa. He was an employee of Holtsman Motors of Osage City.
Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Prybil of Wichita; and six brothers, Howard Phillips of St. Peters, Mo., Dave Phillips of Cawker City, Jerry Merrill of Downs, George Phillips of Fairbury, Neb., Eugene Pearson of Wichita and Brian Phillips of Belleville.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cawker City, the Rev. Merle Davis officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
There will be no visitation.
Waconda Funeral Home, 815 We. First, Cawker City 67430, is handling arrangements.

Anna Elizabeth Reif
BEAVER -- Anna Elizabeth Reif, 95, Beaver, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Girard.
Mrs. Reif was born Anna Elizabeth Depiesse on Dec. 27, 1904, at Beaver and had lived in the Beaver and Iuka communities most of her life before moving to Cherokee and Girard. She was a nurse's aide and cook for Pratt Nursing Home and a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and Altar Society of Cherokee. She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar Society of Beaver and Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society of Pratt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E., in 1984; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include three sons, Robert L. and Marvin D., both of Wichita, and Julius H. of Cherokee; five sisters, Dale Schremmer of Hoisington, Margaret Elston of Lyons, and Sidonia Bartlett, Elsie Hinkley and Jean Polzin, all of Lakeside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin, the Rev. Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Cemetery or Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

W.E. "Gene" Schultz
GAYLORD -- W.E. "Gene" Schultz, 93, Gaylord, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne.
Mr. Schultz was born March 27, 1907, at Jewell County and was a longtime Smith County resident. He was a farmer and worked for the Gaylord Elevator for more than 25 years. He was a member of Gaylord Nazarene Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Mildred, in 1998; a son, Paul; and a daughter, Karen Grieve.
Survivors include two sons, Loren of Smith Center and Gary of Council Bluff, Iowa; three daughters, Melva McCain of Beloit, Nila Grieve of Russell and Donna Conrad of Smith Center; two brothers, Joseph of Scio, Okla., and Lyle of Portland, Ore.; a half brother, Arthur Hutson of Nebraska City, Neb.; a sister, Lois Ruth Muerrens of Salina; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Simmons Mortuary Chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, the Rev. Francis Runyon officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery, Cedar.
Memorials may be made to Gaylord Nazarene Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Robert Charles Bryan
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Robert Charles Bryan, 74, Palm Desert, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis.
Mr. Bryan was born June 14, 1926, at Garden Grove and had been a resident of Ireland, Arabia, Kansas, Angola, Ethiopia, Italy, Venezuela, Kuwait and Iran. He was an oil field consultant and superintendent in the Middle East and a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Oberlin, Kan.; two sons, Robert of Chandler, Ariz., and William of Oberlin; two daughters, Desiree Olson of Alameda, Calif., and Cherie Welty of Palm Springs; a brother, Donald of Fullerton, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
The memorial service will be later.
There will be no visitation.
Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, is handling arrangements.

Una Christner
HERINGTON -- Una Christner, 91, Herington, formerly of Delavan died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Lutheran Home, Herington.
Brockmeier Funeral Chapel, Herington, is handling arrangements.

Velma Dora Flott
ROSSVILLE -- Velma Dora Flott, 92, Rossville, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Rossville Valley Manor.
Mrs. Flott was born Velma Dora Walker on Sept. 16, 1908, at Formoso and was a resident of Rossville since 1998, moving from Topeka. She worked in food service at Hallmark Cards before retiring and was a member of Oakland Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L., in 1950; and two grandsons.
Survivors include a two sons, Charles Eugene of Topeka and Gary Hart of Mill, Wyo.; a brother, Edwin H. Walker Jr. of Topeka; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Park-Price Mortuary, Topeka, the Rev. Robert A. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
Memorials may be made to Oakland Christian Church, 1001 N.E. Michigan, Topeka 66616.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 245 N.W. Independence, Topeka 66608, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Rev. James Perry Elijah Ford
McPHERSON -- The Rev. James Perry Elijah Ford, 98, McPherson, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
The Rev. Ford was born April 17, 1902, at rural Alva, Okla., and was a resident of McPherson since 1973, moving from Rochester, Minn. He served pastorates at Wiley, Colo., and Preston, Minn., for the Church of the Brethren and later served pastorates at Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas for the Congregational United Church or Christ. He was a member of Church of the Brethren and Kiwanis Club, both of McPherson.
His first wife, Eva Bernice, died in 1939.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of McPherson; two sons, James Paul of Upland, Calif., and Peter Way of Winchester, Va.; two daughters, Donna Louese Ford of Rifton, N.Y., and Merry Cynthia Walton of Perry, Iowa; a sister, Esther Miller of Erlanger of Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Brethren, McPherson, the Revs. Charles Whitacre and Chris Whitacre officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Canton Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Church of the Brethren, McPherson, Habitat for Humanity, The Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, or McPherson College.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd's Room of Church of the Brethren, McPherson, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Eucid, McPherson 67460, is handling arrangements.

Lee G. Hrabik
WILSON -- Lee G. Hrabik, 76, Wilson, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Wilson Nursing Center.
Mr. Hrabik was born June 8, 1924, at Wilson and was a former resident of Bunker Hill, Hays and Fort Dodge, returning to Wilson a year ago. He was a carpenter for Pierce-Schippers Construction for many years.
Survivors include a son, Jay R. of Lyons; two daughters, Linda Hammersmith and Lona Werth, both of Hays; a sister, Margaret Charvat of Salina; his former wife, Irene Hrabik of Hays; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Wilson Cemetery, the Rev. Donald D. Zimmerman officiating, with military rites by Fort Riley.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Nursing Center.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.

Anna Ingrum
CLAY CENTER -- Anna Ingrum, 95, Clay Center, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Medicalodge, Clay Center.
Mrs. Ingrum was born Anna Suden on Aug. 24, 1905, at Ellis, Neb., and was a longtime resident of the Clay Center area. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Navy Mothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Frank, in 1979; three grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.
Survivors include three daughters, Emma "Mina" Purling and Florine Broden, both of Clay Center, and Karen Stevenson of Miltonvale; a son, Clyde of Enterprise; a sister, Bertha Shelton of Mayfield, Ky.; a brother, Fred Suden of Abilene; 13 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Doug Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.
Memorials may be made to Christian Church of Clay Center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432.

Eula M. Jines
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- Eula M. Jines, 86, Mount Vernon, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Mount Vernon Care Center.
Mrs. Jines was born Eula M. Elliston on Aug. 3, 1914, at Jefferson County. She was a machine operator at Mount Vernon Shoe factory for 27 years and a member of Logan Street Baptist Church and Women's Missionary Society.
Her husband, John Arthur, died in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Johnson of Abilene, Kan.; a brother, Walter Elliston of McLeansboro; two sisters, Mabel Harmon of Mount Vernon and Velma Mooney of Dix; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at Hughey Funeral Home, 1314 S. Main, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.
Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon Care Center or Logan Street Baptist Church.

Lyle Lewis
Lyle Lewis, 76, Salina, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at his home.
Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Leona M. Mantele
COLBY -- Leona M. Mantele, 90, Colby, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Huntsville, Ala.
Mrs. Mantele was born Leona M. Shane on Dec. 28, 1909, at Winfield and was a resident of Colby for 53 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Colby United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Philip W., died in 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn M. Keenan of Huntsville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, the Rev. Terry Turner officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701.

Stella H. Naillieux
BLUE RAPIDS -- Stella H. Naillieux, 88, Blue Rapids, formerly of Ames, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Blue Valley Nursing Home, Blue Rapids.
Mrs. Naillieux was born Stella H. Weis on Nov. 24, 1911, at Hedville. She was a resident of Blue Rapids for about four years and a longtime resident of Ames. She was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Clyde.
Her husband, Alfred, died in 1971.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Sue Spinelli of Manhattan; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, the Rev. John States officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Ames.
Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Clyde.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Virgil D. Ploutz
ELLSWORTH -- Virgil D. Ploutz, 70, Ellsworth, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Ploutz was born Nov. 17, 1929, at rural Ellsworth County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was retired from the State Highway Department of Transportation and a Navy veteran. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 174 and Masonic Lodge 146, all of Ellsworth.
Survivors include his mother, Lena Ploutz of Ellsworth; and a brother, Wenslow of Las Vegas.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, Pastor Gary Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery with military rites.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars or American Legion.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439 and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Nora Helen Sanders
CLAY CENTER -- Nora Helen Sanders, 90, Clay Center, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Clay County Medical Center.
Mrs. Sanders was born Dec. 6, 1909, at Garrison. She was a retired social worker and a lifetime member of Clay Center Order of the Eastern Star.
Her husband, Ray Fred, died in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Leon of Clay Center; and a grandchild.
The service will be at 1 p.m. today in Miltonvale Cemetery, the Rev. Wayne Sams officiating.
Phelps Funeral Home, 217 W. First, Miltonvale 67466, is handling arrangements.
The casket will remain closed.

W.E. "Gene" Schultz
GAYLORD -- W.E. "Gene" Schultz, 93, Gaylord, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne.
Mr. Schultz was born March 27, 1907, at Jewell County and was a longtime Smith County resident. He was a farmer and worked for the Gaylord Elevator for more than 25 years. He was a member of Gaylord Nazarene Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Mildred, in 1998; a son, Paul; and a daughter, Karen Grieve.
Survivors include two sons, Loren of Smith Center and Gary of Council Bluff, Iowa; three daughters, Melva McGuin of Beloit, Nila Grieve of Russell and Donna Conrad of Smith Center; two brothers, Joseph of Scio, Ore., and Lyle of Portland, Ore.; a half brother, Arthur Hutson of Nebraska City, Neb.; a sister, Lois Ruth Muerrens of Salina; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Simmons Mortuary Chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, the Rev. Francis Runyon officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery, Cedar.
Memorials may be made to Gaylord Nazarene Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service today at the mortuary.
Because of a Journal error, a surviving daughter's last name was incorrect, and because of unclear information provided to the Journal, a surviving brother's residence was incorrect in Monday's edition.

LaVern D. Sklenar
HILLSBORO -- LaVern D. Sklenar, 63, Hillsboro, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Hillsboro Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ralph E. Vogelsberg
Ralph E. Vogelsberg, 80, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Vogelsberg was born Sept. 15, 1920, at Salina and was a lifetime resident. He was a salesman in auto paint and body supply, working for Dopp Paint Supply Co., Central Supply Co. and Auto Body Supply, all of Salina, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish and Knights of Columbus, where he was a past grand knight, past faithful navigator and Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was also a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432.
Survivors include his wife, Alice M. of Salina; a son, Paul of Salina; four daughters, Marilyn Loy of Estherville, Iowa, Jeanne Holloway of Warsaw, Mo., DeLores York of Salina and Marie Vogelgesang of Munich, Germany; a sister, Virginia Ernstmann of Wichita; a grandchild; three stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, Monsignor James Hake officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Alfred J. Werth
LaCROSSE -- Alfred J. Werth, 83, LaCrosse, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Werth was born May 10, 1917, at Schoenchen and was a lifetime resident of the LaCrosse area. He was a farmer and worked for the Rush County Livestock Commission for 32 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, LaCrosse.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Martina of the home; two sons, Harold and Larry, both of LaCrosse; a daughter, Bernadette Stegman of Grand Island, Neb.; two sisters, Lydia Meier and Lenora Schuckman, both of Hays; 14 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, LaCrosse, the Rev. Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be in LaCrosse City Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cline's Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601
Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, LaCrosse.

Celeste S. Werth
HAYS -- Celeste S. Werth, 90, Hays, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Ellis Good Samaritan Center.
Mrs. Werth was born Celeste Staab on Oct. 11, 1910, at Hays. She had worked for the telephone company and retired as a bookkeeper at TMP after 13 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Secular Franciscan Order, Christian Mothers and Altar Society. She was an affiliate of the Capuchin Order and a past grand regent of Catholic Daughters of America, Grand Junction, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, I.G. "Izzy," in 1965; and a son, Dr. Jude N.
Survivors include a brother, Alfred Staab of Prairie Village; a sister, Alma Lowry of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Hays, the Revs. Mike Scully and Earl Befort officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
A parish vigil followed by a rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays 67601.
Memorials may be made to TMP-Marian High School.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.


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