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Gene A. "Jim" Becker
PEABODY -- Gene A. "Jim" Becker, 63, Peabody, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, near Florence as the result of an automobile crash.
Mr. Becker was born Oct. 12, 1937, at Larned and was a resident of Peabody since 1997, moving from Galva and Hesston. He was a Navy veteran and a truck driver for Hesston Concrete.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Mark A. of Mifflinburg, Pa., and Matthew L. of Galva; two daughters, Amy L. Banker of Arlington and Anita James of Galva; four sisters, Evelyn Koehn of McPherson; Marge Nelson of Galva, Phyllis Engberg of Newton and Fern Jantz of California; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, the Rev. Chris McGowan officiating. Burial will be in Lonetree Church Cemetery, rural Galva.
Memorials may be made to McPherson S.O.S. Center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The casket will remain closed.

Verne E. Claussen Sr.
ALMA -- Verne E. Claussen Sr., 88, Alma, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Mr. Claussen was born June 22, 1912, at rural Lincoln County and was a former resident of Russell and Ellsworth counties. He was a farmer-stockman and worked for Curtis Breeding Service for many years. He was a member of American Simmental Association, Kansas Simmental Association and Alma Methodist Church. He was the first president of Mill Creek Watershed, where he led the board for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. of Alma; a daughter, Mary Lou Taylor of Cincinnati; two sons, Dr. Verne E. Jr. of Alma and Larry A. of Albany, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Alma Methodist Church, the Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in Wamego City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alma Methodist Church or Wilson Methodist Church in care of Stewart Funeral Home, Alma.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Darlene June Dillon
PHILLIPSBURG -- Darlene June Dillon, 66, Phillipsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Dillon was born Darlene June Stapel on June 9, 1934, at rural Phillips County and was a longtime resident of Phillipsburg. She was a secretary for the Phillips County Engineers Office and a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Golden Years Center.
Survivors include her husband, Dean of Phillipsburg; two sons, Dennis of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Darren of Roeland Park; a daughter, Debra Schmidt of Manhattan; a brother, Billie Stapel of Phillipsburg; three sisters, Anna Stapel, Alice Krause and Wilma Chase, all of Phillipsburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Lorna Paulus officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Services, Zion Lutheran Church or Golden Years Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661.

Eleanor Esther Duncan
SUPERIOR, Neb. -- Eleanor Esther Duncan, 79, Superior, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Duncan was born Eleanor Esther Karnatz on Aug. 1, 1921, at Superior. She was a painter, wallpaperer and house cleaner in the Superior area for more than 40 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of Eagles Auxiliary, both of Superior.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, in 1976; and a daughter, Wilma Lou Duncan.
Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Wyatt of Superior and Pat Case of Webber, Kan.; a son, Don of Superior; a sister, Elaine Towne of Rapid City, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, the Rev. Jon Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Memorials may be made in care of the family, 124 E. 14th, Superior, NE 68978.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978.

Iona Alene Faulk
Iona Alene Faulk, 86, Salina, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Holiday Resort Adult Care and Rehabilitation Center, Salina.
Mrs. Faulk was born Iona Alene Pearce on March 12, 1914, at Green-ville, Ohio, and was a resident of Salina for 52 years, moving from Omaha, Neb. She was a child care pro-vider and was active in Trinity Lutheran Church, Salina.
Her husband, William H., died in 1989.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two daughters, Marilyn Harri of Pleasanton, Calif., and Shirley Meyer of Herington; a brother, Leon Pearce of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 12 grandchildren including Heidi Brown, who was raised by Iona and her husband; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ninth and Crawford, Salina, the Revs. Robert Schaedel and Charles Adams officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
A prayer service will be at 8 p.m. today at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hospice of Salina or Salina Community Theater in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Vernon Bonell Gill
NORTON -- Vernon Bonell Gill, 68, Norton, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Norton County Hospital, Norton.
Mr. Gill was born Sept. 3, 1932, at Hill City and was a resident of Norton since 1947, moving from Graham County. He worked in construction and farmed.
Survivors include his mother, Alberta McCall of Norton; a brother, Calvin of Norton; and two sisters, Nellie Shearer of Almena and Viola Meier of Silver Lake.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, Wilmer Severns officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654.

Milo Allen Gitchel
PHILLIPSBURG -- Milo Allen Gitchel, 78, Phillipsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.
Mr. Gitchel was born Oct. 16, 1922, at rural Phillips County and was a longtime resident of the area. He was a farmer and worked at sale barns at Phillipsburg, Norton and Alma, Neb., for many years. He attended Englewood Church, rural Phillips County.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Elbert Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean of Phillipsburg; two sons, Allan of Emporia and Delbert of Wilcox, Neb.; three daughters, Eileen Branstetter of Salina, Kathy Willis of Dodge City and Lois Haas of Phillipsburg; two brothers, Ivan Gitchel of Phillipsburg and Phillip Gitchel of Loomis, Neb.; two sisters, Vivian Clark of Parker, Colo., and Virginia Gibson of Kensington; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Revs. Larry Shaw and Mark Hamel officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Memorials may be made to the Milo Gitchel Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661.

Christine C. Boller Hogan
NATOMA -- Christine C. Boller Hogan, 87, Natoma, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Hogan was born Christine C. Colahan on Nov. 4, 1913, at Codell. She was a homemaker, had been a school teacher and helped on the family farm. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Guild and Daughters of Isabella, all of Plainville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Boller, in 1968; and her second husband, William Hogan, in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Hachmeister of Natoma; four sons, Clyde Boller of Norton, Max Boller of Asheville, N.C., Bob Boller of Missoula, Mont., and Gail Boller of Norton; a stepdaughter, Rita Malin of Plainville; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, the Rev. Joe Popelka officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be said at 3 p.m. today and a parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Glenn E. Loflin
WaKEENEY -- Glenn E. Loflin, 81, WaKeeney, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge.
Mr. Loflin was born Feb. 10, 1919, at rural Ogallah and was a resident of WaKeeney most of his life, moving to Fort Dodge in 1997. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a farmer-stockman and a member of Ogallah Christian Church.
His wife, Hilma, died in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Joann Paschal of Luray and Shirley Voran of Cimarron; a sister, Esther King of Ponca City, Okla.; a brother, Bill of Ellis; and three grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Garfield Cemetery, the Rev. Wayne Lofton officiating, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Jack Kreiger Post 7271, Larned.
Memorials may be made to Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Fort Dodge.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Peter Patrick "Pat" O'Brien
VICTORIA -- Peter Patrick "Pat" O'Brien, 68, Victoria, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. John's Nursing Home, Victoria.
Mr. O'Brien was born June 2, 1932, at rural Bazine. He was a high school teacher at Liberal and Victoria, was a principal at Victoria and was school superintendent at Victoria from 1969 until retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Victoria, and Hays American Legion. He also was a member of United School Administrators, Fort Hays State University Alumni Association, Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development and Phi Delta Kappa.
Survivors include his wife, Janelda of the home; a son, Greg of Cordova, Tenn.; two daughters, Kelly Koerner of The Colony, Texas, and Jan O'Brien of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, Maurice of Dighton, John Dennis of Inman and Stanley of Wichita; a sister, Sylvia Barr of Osage, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Revs. Michael Scully and Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Bazine, with military rites by Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars rosary at 8 p.m. at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund or Peter P. O'Brien Scholarship Fund at Fort Hays State University.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Billy Pearson
WaKEENEY -- Billy Pearson, 77, WaKeeney, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements.

Edgar L. Reeser
McPHERSON -- Edgar L. Reeser, 94, McPherson, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Reeser was born July 24, 1906, at Logan and was a resident of McPherson since 1986, moving from Graysville, Tenn. He owned and operated Reeser Electrical Shop, Logan, and later was an electrician for Boeing, Wichita, from 1949 until retiring in 1969. He was a member of Free Methodist Church, McPherson.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie of the home; three sons, John G. of Ringgold, Ga., Brent W. of Alexandra, Ill., and Charles M. of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Free Methodist Church, McPherson, the Revs. Michael Hambley Sr. and Tom Mayse officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Free Methodist Church Youth Group or Spanish Free Methodist Church, both of McPherson.
Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, is handling arrangements.

Virginia E. Sanders
BUNKER HILL -- Virginia E. Sanders, 77, Bunker Hill, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. John's Nursing Home, Victoria.
Mrs. Sanders was born Virginia E. Rollins on Jan. 1, 1923, at Bunker Hill and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and had worked at Bear House Cafe, Bunker Hill, and Bella Vista Mobile Home Plant, Russell. She was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray; and a daughter, Rose Marie Gonzales.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis of Lansing and Bobby of Goff; two daughters, Mary Ann Contreras of Russell and Sandy Roudybush of Wetmore; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today in Bunker Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association in care of Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.
Visitation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today at the mortuary.

Katharyn Urban
HAYS -- Katharyn Urban, 83, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.
Miss Urban was born March 6, 1917, at Pfeifer. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.
Survivors include a sister, Hildegard Murray of Hays.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cline's Mortuary, Hays, the Rev. Donald D. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer.
Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Charities.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601.

Vernona "Nonie" Aldridge
CONCORDIA -- Vernona "Nonie" Aldridge, 61, Concordia, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Aldridge was born Vernona McDaniel on June 25, 1939, in Concordia and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church of Concordia.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jamey Aldridge.
Survivors include her husband, Jim of Concordia; two daughters, Janey Dohering of Clifton, Ariz., and Angela Aldridge of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Jason of Greeley, Colo.; a sister, Karen Elliott of Wichita; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, the Rev. Dean R. Frazier officiating. Private family burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Food Bank.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Arthur F. Denning
Arthur F. Denning, 85, Salina, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Denning was born Feb. 19, 1915, at Emmeram and was a resident of Salina since 1946. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a chef at the Elks Lodge for 22 years and at the Moose Lodge for 12 years until retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of Moose Lodge and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by a son, Peter, in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred of the home; two sons, Dave of Manhattan and Russ of Overland Park; a daughter, Diane Carrigan of Salina; four brothers, Ralph of Russell, Dennis of Salina, Adlore of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Carroll of Overland Park; a sister, Armella Ruder of Hays; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, the Rev. Larry Letourneau officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart High School, Salina.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lydia S. Dittmer
SUPERIOR, Neb. -- Lydia S. Dittmer, 86, Superior, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center, Superior.
Mrs. Dittmer was born Lydia S. Marquart on Feb. 18, 1914, at Byron and was a longtime resident of Byron, moving to Superior in 1998. She was a retired bookkeeper for Citizens Grain and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Byron.
Her husband, Edwin F., died in 1996.
Survivors include a stepson, Harold Dittmer of San Francisco; a stepdaughter, Edna Gray of Denver; three brothers, Oscar Marquart of Alamogorda, N.M., Raymond Marquart of Superior and Lester Marquart of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Theresa Peters of Superior; six stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Byron, the Rev. Howard F. Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Byron.
Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935, is handling arrangements.

Fern M. Fields
HOUSTON -- Fern M. Fields, 87, Houston, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Houston.
Mrs. Fields was born Fern M. Garlick on Oct. 18, 1913, near Benton, Kan., and was a former resident of Wichita, Kan., Lindsborg, Kan., Salina, Kan., Bartlesville, Okla., Tulsa, Okla., Yuba City, Calif., and Sugar Land. She worked at various jobs in the Wichita area and was a Methodist. She was a member of Order of the Easter Star for 46 years and numerous square dance clubs.
Her husband, Louis, died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Harper of Houston; a son, Roger of Bartlesville; a sister, Opal Randell of League City, Texas; a brother, Wilbur Garlick of Cupertino, Calif.; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Robbins Cemetery, east of Tyro, Kan., the Rev. Mike Morris officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67213 or in care of Graves Memorial Chapel, 107 N. State, Caney, KS 67333.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Vella Alfreda Hogbin
TOPEKA -- Vella Afreda Hogbin, 72, Topeka, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at a Topeka care home.
Mrs. Hogbin was born Vella Alfreda Bauer on June 19, 1928, at Clay Center and was a resident of Tampa, Fla., most of her life, moving to Topeka in 1987. She was a bookkeeper and a florist.
Her husband, Chester A., died in 1996.
Survivors include a stepson, Chester Eugene of Topeka; and a sister, Jo Sanborn of Chapman.
No services are planned.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.
Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka 66608, is handling arrangements.

Betty Lee Kaps
WELLSVILLE -- Betty Lee Kaps, 70, Wellsville, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Kaps was born Betty Lee Letsch on March 2, 1930, at Bunker Hill and was a former resident of rural Bunker Hill, Spring Hill and Stanley, moving to Wellsville in March 2000. She had worked at banks in Russell, Spring Hill and Olathe and retired from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department in 1992.
Survivors include her husband, Bob of Wellsville; two daughters, Laurie of Kansas City and Jane of Denver; three sons, Tom of Missouri, Dan of Olathe and John of Paola; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Wea. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley.
A rosary will said at 7 p.m. today at Charter Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Olathe or American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John T. Kleinsorge
WICHITA -- John T. Kleinsorge, 92, Wichita, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Sandpiper Bay Health Care, Wichita.
Mr. Kleinsorge was born Feb. 24, 1908, at Westphalia, and moved to the Decatur County area in a covered wagon in 1910. He was a longtime former resident of rural Oberlin. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin, and Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mordecie E. in 1997; and a son, Cecil.
Survivors include two daughters, Fern Kleinsorge of Wichita and Alice Marshall of Man Chaca, Texas; three brothers, Al of Kanorado, Martin of Sealy, Texas, and Bill of Baldwin; and three sisters, Amelia Juenemann of Selden, Theresa Clardy of Springfield, Ill., and Rita Garver of Oberlin.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin, the Revs. John Lager and James Hoover and Sister Marilyn Wall officiating. Burial will be in Selden Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Capuchin Providence of Mid-America or Decatur County Good Samaritan Center.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the service today at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749.

Irene Maring
LOGAN -- Irene Maring, 82, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Neb.
Mrs. Maring was born Irene Kirklin on June 3, 1918, at Cedar Hill, Tenn. She was a precision machinist.
Survivors include her husband, Bob of Logan; a son, William Decker of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Margaret Meyer of Parker, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Logan Funeral Home, Troy Buss officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.
Memorials may be made to the Susan Cone Breast Cancer Foundation.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 102 E. Church, Logan 67646.

Ora Mitchell
CONCORDIA -- Ora Mitchell, 91, Concordia, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Sunset Home, Concordia.
Nutter Mortuary, Concordia, is handling arrangements.

Beulah B. Murray
SHAWNEE -- Beulah B. Murray, 99, Shawnee, formerly of Beloit, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Johnson County Nursing Center, Olathe.
Mrs. Murray was born Beulah B. Blass on Dec. 9, 1900, in Doniphan County and was a former resident of Barnard, moving to Beloit and later to Shawnee in 1993. She was a telephone operator for many years and a member of Rebekah Lodge and Busy Bee Hive Club, Barnard.
Her husband, Harry, died in 1959.
Survivors include a son, Bob B. of Conyers, Ga.; a daughter, Wanda Jean Davis of Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, the Rev. Rene' Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Billy LoRee Pearson
WaKEENEY -- Billy LoRee Pearson, 77, WaKeeney, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mrs. Pearson was born Billy LoRee Brumbaugh on Aug. 12, 1923, in rural Graham County and was a resident of WaKeeney since 1951, moving from Hill City. She was a kitchen aide at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital for 28 years and a member of Ogallah Christian Church and Ladies Aid of the church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Evinger, in 1997.
Survivors include her husband, Bill of WaKeeney; two daughters, Sue Brownlee and Shelly Washington, both of Garden City; two brothers, Loyal Brumbaugh of Roswell, Idaho, and Gene Brumbaugh of Caldwell, Idaho; a sister, Joan Blakeney of Lincoln City, Ore.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ogallah Christian Church, the Rev. Wayne Lofton officiating. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Dwight L. Rhodes
CLIFTON -- Dwight L. Rhodes, 78, rural Clifton, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Rhodes was born Jan. 27, 1922, at Clifton. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a farmer. He was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church and American Legion, both of Clifton, Moose Lodge of Concordia and Antique Tractor Club of Salina.
Survivors include his companion, Betty Rhodes of Clifton; two daughters, Jane Ryser of Clyde and Ann Houtchens of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith United Presbyterian Church, Clifton, the Rev. Doris Compton officiating. Burial will be in Clifton IOOF Cemetery, with military rites by Fort Riley Military Detail.
Memorials may be made to Dwight Rhodes Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Turner Funeral Home, 111 W. Parallel, Clifton 66937.

Rhonda Kay Ridenour
CIMARRON -- Rhonda Kay Ridenour, 33, Cimarron, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
Mrs. Ridenour was born Rhonda Kay Geerdes on Nov. 9, 1967, at Hoxie. She had worked as a secretary at Cimarron Insurance and Ridenour and Ridenour Law Firm, Cimarron, and later worked as a paraprofessional for the second grade at Cimarron Elementary School. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Ingalls, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Scott of Cimarron; a daughter, Katelyn Ridenour of Cimarron; a son, Mitchell of Cimarron; her mother Rosa Stover of Colby; her stepfather, Philip Stover of Colby; two sisters, Donata Wolf of Grinnell and Brenda Gaccetta of Parker, Colo.; three stepbrothers, Terry Stover and Lynn Stover, both of Colby and Ross Stover of Souix City, S.D.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Ingalls, the Revs. Joseph Bahr and Ted Skalsky officiating. Burial will be in Cimarron Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Cimarron Library Fund or American Diabetes Association.
There will be no visitation.
Swaim Funeral Home Chapel, Cimarron, is handling arrangements.

Ruby E. Snyder
Ruby E. Snyder, 91, Salina, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at CLC of Salina.
Mrs. Snyder was born Ruby E. Smith on Feb. 8, 1909, at rural Delphos and was a resident of Salina since 1936. She worked at the Fab fabric shop, an upholstery shop and with her husband in their trailer manufacturing business in Salina.
She was a member of University United Methodist Church, Salina.
Her husband, Richard J., died in 1965.
Survivors include a son, Dwane of Hutchinson; two daughters, Wanda Whitesell of Bennington and Lucille Reynolds of Salina; a brother, Harley Smith of Miltonvale; a sister, Delta Hiner of Glasco; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Delphos, the Revs. Kelly Sipes and Chris Mayeaux officiating. Burial will be in Delphos Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bennington Bible Church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Charles Boyd Ulsh
SUPERIOR, Neb. -- Charles Boyd Ulsh, 70, Superior, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Superior.
Mr. Ulsh was born Oct. 9, 1930, northwest of Hardy and was a former resident of the Olive Hill-Burr Oak, Kan., area. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and American Legion Post, all of Superior.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita May of Superior; and two sisters, Marvel Grummert of Fort Collins, Colo., and Opal Laird of Superior.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, the Rev. Harold Backus officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Memorials may be made in care of the family, 531 E. First, Superior, NE 68978.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978.

Paul B. Veach Jr.
ABILENE --Paul B. Veach Jr., 75, Abilene, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene.
Mr. Veach was born June 13, 1925, at Ellinwood. He was a Navy veteran and a farmer-stockman, retiring in 1998. He was an agricultural representative for United Trust Company, president of Brown Memorial Foundation and a member of First United Methodist Church, all of Abilene. He was past master and district deputy grand master of Benevolent Lodge 98 AF & AM, past patron of Abilene Chapter 111 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Salina Scottish Rite Bodies and Abilene Chapter & Commandery, York Rite and Isis Shrine, serving 10 years in the Isis Shrine Patrol. He was a member of Abilene Chamber of Commerce and Elks Lodge, past president of Central Kansas Fair Board and served as a trustee for Grant Township for 34 years.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; two daughters, Jill Freeman of Abilene and Susan Veach of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; a son, John of Abilene; four grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Abilene, the Revs. Charles Norman and Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery with Masonic rites.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Dickinson County or the charity of the donor's choice, in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410.
Visitation will be at the funeral home.


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