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Charles Allen Rozean
PLAINVILLE -- Charles Allen Rozean, 50, Plainville, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wichita.
Mr. Rozean was born Oct. 9, 1950, at Norton and was a former resident of Texas and California, returning to Kansas in 1982. He was an Army Medical Corps veteran and a member of First Christian Church, Plainville, PVA and DVA.
Survivors include his parents, Wade A. and Laura Lee Rozean of Plainville; four brothers, Wade Jr., Doug and Paul, all of Hays, and Robert of Lindale, Texas; three sisters, Deanna Miller of Victoria, Jo Rozean of Denver and Bonnie Kendall of Hays; his grandmother, Lucille Griffith of Plainville; and his fiance, Barbara Clayburn of Plainville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Plainville.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Plainville Funeral Home, 320 S.W. Second, Plainville 67663.

Madison Shea Andregg
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Madison Shea Andregg, infant daughter of Ryan and Marla Andregg, was stillborn Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Littleton.
Survivors in addition to her parents include a sister, Mykah Andregg of the home; her grandparents, Mike and Diana Peters of Hays, Peggy and Randy Olsen of Aurora, Colo., and Ted Andregg of Hoxie; her great-grandparents, Bernice Schaffer of Hays, Wilma Andregg of Hoxie and Robert Samuel of Longview, Texas; and her great-great-grandmother, Ursala Dechant of Hays.
The service was Nov. 28 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, the Rev. David Metz officiating.
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, handled arrangements.

Howard Bangerter
GREAT BEND -- Howard Bangerter, 87, Great Bend, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Bangerter was born April 10, 1913, at Blackwell, Okla., and was a Hoisington resident since 1931, moving to Great Bend in 1995. He was owner of Howard's Furniture, Hoisington, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Great Bend, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7428 and American Legion Post 286 and a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 331 AF & AM, all of Hoisington, and Scottish Rite and Isis Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; a daughter, Barbara Clark of Wichita; two sisters, Berdena Sellens of Hoisington and Isabelle Rose of Hutchinson; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Great Bend, the Rev. Tom Keith officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery with Masonic rites by Masonic Lodge AF & AM 331.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Catherine Marie Farrar
HERMISTON, Ore. -- Catherine Marie Farrar, 89, Hermiston, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston.
Mrs. Farrar was born Catherine Marie Befort on Feb. 14, 1911, at Munjor, Kan. She had been a cook at Umatilla Hospital for many years and later at Good Samaritan Center, Hermiston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B.; and a daughter, Helen M. Giesen.
Survivors include a sister, Pauline Van Ness of Dowers Grove, Ill.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Burns Mortuary, Hermiston, is handling arrangements.

Beulah Howland
ARVADA, Colo. -- Beulah Howland, 91, Arvada, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arvada.
Mrs. Howland was born Sept. 25, 1909, at Fruita and was a resident of Jewell County, Kan., most of her life, moving to Arvada in July of 2000. She had taught at rural schools in Jewell County and farmed with her husband south of Formoso, Kan. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Belleville, Kan.
Her husband, Robert Sr., died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Robert Jr. of Lakewood; a sister, Clelia Dunstan of Brookville, Fla.; a brother, Keith Rogers of Abilene; four sisters, Maxine Parkhurst of Mission, Kan., Josephine Walker of Denver, Olive June Carpenter of Drummond Island, Mich., and Rosalie Laws of Fredericksburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 805 12th, Belleville. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Montrose, Kan.
Memorials may be made to Jewell County Senior Citizens Site, Mankato, North Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Jewell County or Myasthenia Gravis Association.
Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, KS 66949, is handling arrangements.

Alice Caroline Johnson
BRANSON, Mo. -- Alice Caroline Johnson, 90, Branson, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Branson.
Mrs. Johnson was born Alice Caroline Oberg on April 7, 1910, at Salina, Kan. She was a former resident of Brookville, Kan., moving to Salina in 1972 and later to Branson in 1990. She was a bookkeeper for Graves Truckline, Salina, for many years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, the DWT, The Gingham Gown and PMO, all of Brook-ville, St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, Peace Lutheran Church, Hollister, Mo., and Shepherd of the Hills Garden Club, Solo Sisters and WELCA, all of Branson.
Her husband, Ernest G., died in 1974.
Survivors include a son, Charles of Branson; and two grandchildren; Elaine Spalding of Vail, Ariz., and Stephen Johnson of Lamar, Colo.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, or Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.

Emroy M. Kennedy
KENSINGTON -- Emroy M. Kennedy, 87, Kensington, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center.
Mrs. Kennedy was born Emroy Mahin on Sept. 5, 1913, at Smith Center and was a lifetime area resident. She was past owner of a supermarket and a dry cleaners. She was a member of United Church of Kensington.
Her husband, Donald, died in 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Kennedy of Elgin, Ariz.; a brother; two sisters, two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at United Church of Kensington, the Rev. Dale McCain officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her name.
There will be no visitation.
Simmons Mortuary, 117 N. Main, Kensington 66951, is handling arrangements.

Fred J. Krafft
PHILLIPSBURG -- Fred J. Krafft, 88, Phillipsburg, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.
Mr. Krafft was born June 20, 1912, at rural Phillips County and was a lifetime area resident. He was a farmer and a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stuttgart.
Survivors include his wife, Ida A. of Phillipsburg; and a sister, Alma Beyerlein of Phillipsburg.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stuttgart, the Rev. Bill "J" Terry Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. 
Memorials may be made to the 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 until the service Friday at the church.

Arthur Edward Pierson
OTTAWA -- Arthur Edward Pierson, 80, Ottawa, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Pierson was born Oct. 10, 1920, at East Rochester, Ohio. He was a resident of Ottawa since 1997, moving from Gypsum, and a former resident of Phillipsburg, Topeka, Kansas City, Pittsburg, Wichita and Salina. He was a minister with the United Methodist Church for 41 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Eastern Kansas United Methodist Church Conference, a United Methodist Topeka District superintendent, executive director of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, Wichita, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Baker University. He was also a member of United Methodist Church and a former member of Salina Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Jewell of Ottawa; two sons, William T. of Salina and Mark E. of Coral Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Pierson of Ottawa; two brothers, Carl T. of Sebring, Ohio, and J. Wesley of Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Kathleen E. Pierson Markey of Sebring; a brother, Ray H. Jr. of Richmond, N.H.; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa, the Revs. Al Hager and Charles Bennett officiating.
Memorials may be made to Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, Wichita, or Baker University, in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.
The body was cremated.

Melvin K. Rowley
COLBY -- Melvin K. Rowley, 69, Colby, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby.
Mr. Rowley was born July 17, 1931, at Imperial, Neb., and was a Colby resident since 1986. He was a member of Colby American Legion Post 363.
Survivors include his wife, Marles of Herndon; three sons, Terry of Eugene, Ore., Tim of Grant, Neb., and Jeffrey of Wichita; three daughters, Tammi Cash of Herndon, Jolene Stephenson of Scandia and Jodie Touslee of Colby; a brother, Max of Imperial; a sister, Greta Frosh of Grant; and nine grandchildren.
The service with military rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Jolene Stephenson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Colby American Legion Post 363 or Citizens Medical Center, in care of any Colby bank or Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701.
There will no visitation. The body was cremated.

Ivan "Ike" Steffen
INDUSTRY -- Ivan "Ike" Steffen, 76, Industry, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Steffen was born Nov. 15, 1924, at rural Industry and was a lifetime area resident. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Oddfellows and Clay Center Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of the home; a stepdaughter, Kaye Maloy of Chandler, Ariz.; three stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Industry.
Memorials may be made to Meadowlark Hospice, Clay Center, in care of the funeral home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Florence Stone
MISSION, Texas -- Florence Stone, 92, Mission, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Mission.
Mrs. Stone was born Florence Benedict on Jan. 4, 1908, at Bennington, Kan., and was a former resident of Salina, Kan. She was a secretary for Richardson Milling Co. and Smoot Grain Co., both of Salina. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and AARP.
Survivors include her husband, John of Mission; a son, Cloyd Fox of Longmont, Colo.; a stepson, Jon of Shawnee, Kan.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, Loren Marler officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Salina.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

Una H. Yoder
McPHERSON -- Una H. Yoder, 88, McPherson, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at The Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.
Mrs. Yoder was born Una H. Ring on Feb. 23, 1912, at McPherson and was a lifetime resident. She was a speech, literature and drama teacher for McPherson College, retiring in 1978, and a member of Church of the Brethren, McPherson. She was a former member of Church of the Brethren Board and past president of McPherson Public Library Board of Trustees, South Central Kansas Library System and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, all of McPherson. She was a judge at speech festivals for schools, 4-H and other organizations for 50 years, a former judge for the Kansas Junior Miss Pageant, led a book discussion group at McPherson Public Library for 17 years after retiring and was awarded the McPherson College Alumni Citation of Merit for meritorious achievement, leadership and service in 1984.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur C. of the home; two sons, Vance A. of El Cajon, Calif., and Lane D. of Kaneohe, Hawaii; a sister, Maxine Burress of Stevens Point, Wis.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Brethren, McPherson, the Revs. Paul Hoffman and Charles Whitacre officiating. Private inurnment will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McPherson Public Library or McPherson College.
There will be no visitation.
Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, is handling arrangements.

Delmer "D.J." Blackwood
GOODLAND -- Delmer "D.J." Blackwood, 88, Goodland, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Mariner-Hospice of Denver.
Mr. Blackwood was born March 28, 1912, in rural Clay County and was a former resident of Burlington, Colo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and worked for Bill Davis Motor Co., Goodland. He later worked for Rock Island Railroad, retiring as an engineer in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Lucile of Goodland; two daughters, Sherrie Hatten of Austin, Texas, and Jeanne Denton-Sheck of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Arthur Wayne, Martin and Russell; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Mountain time Saturday at Koons Chapel, Goodland. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Delmer Blackwood Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Mountain time Friday and 8 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Gerald A. Brooks
MANHATTAN -- Gerald A. Brooks, 90, Manhattan, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Wharton Manor Nursing Home, Manhattan.
Mr. Brooks was born Sept. 26, 1910, at Norcatur and was a resident of Manhattan since 1939. He worked with his father as a real estate agent at Brooks Real Estate Co. for many years and was a civil engineer for the Corps of Engineers from 1961 until retiring in 1972. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Lutheran Guild, Sertoma Club and Pearce-Keller American Legion Post 1786, all of Manhattan.
His wife, Bernice K., died in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Rolan E. of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; three daughters, Janice Brooks of Denver, Linda Milliken of Independence, Mo., and Karen Resser of Manhattan; a brother, Jerry A. of Anacola, La.; a sister, Eileen Hixson of Norton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at First Lutheran Church, Manhattan, the Rev. Keith Wiens officiating. Private inurnment will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Manhattan.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Support Group, in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz, Manhattan 66502.

Clarice C. Gant
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Clarice C. Gant, 78, Marshalltown, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.
Mrs. Gant was born Clarice C. Mahin on Oct. 7, 1922, at Courtland, Kan., and was a former resident of Phillipsburg, Kan., Webster City and Creston, moving to Marhsalltown in 1975. She was a payroll supervisor at Beech Aircraft during World War II, a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Marshalltown, and a Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church, Creston, for 14 years.
Her husband, Harold, died in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Tendall of Bondurant, Iowa; a son, Steve of Marshalltown; a sister, June Nunn of Corvallis, Ore.; a brother, Bill Mahin Sr. of Courtland; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Pursel-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, 405 W. Main, Marhsalltown 50158, the Rev. Charles E. Curl officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.

Robinson Levi "Bob" Gould
WASHINGTON -- Robinson Levi "Bob" Gould, 79, Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, Washington.
Mr. Gould was born Sept. 11, 1921, at Washington. He was a laborer.
Survivors include a brother, Clarence O. of Belleville.
The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Brethren Cemetery, Washington, the Rev. John Ditmars officiating.
A memorial fund has been established.
Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Second, Washington 66968, is handling arrangements. 

Beulah Howland
ARVADA, Colo. -- Beulah Howland, 91, Arvada, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arvada.
Mrs. Howland was born Sept. 25, 1909, at Fruita and was a resident of Jewell County, Kan., most of her life, moving to Arvada in July. She had taught at rural schools in Jewell County and farmed with her husband south of Formoso, Kan. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Belleville, Kan.
Her husband, Robert Sr., died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Robert Jr. of Lakewood; a daughter, Clelia Dunstan of Brookville, Fla.; a brother, Keith Rogers of Abilene, Kan.; four sisters, Maxine Parkhurst of Mission, Kan., Josephine Walker of Denver, Olive June Carpenter of Drummond Island, Mich., and Rosalie Laws of Fredericksburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 805 12th, Belleville. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Montrose, Kan.
Memorials may be made to Jewell County Senior Citizens Site, Mankato, North Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Jewell County or Myasthenia Gravis Association.
Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, KS 66949, is handling arrangements.

Alice Caroline Johnson
BRANSON, Mo. -- Alice Caroline Johnson, 90, Branson, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Branson.
Mrs. Johnson was born Alice Caroline Oberg on April 7, 1910, at Salina, Kan. She was a former resident of Brookville, Kan., moving to Salina in 1972 and later to Branson in 1990. She was a bookkeeper for Graves Truckline, Salina, for many years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, the DWT, The Gingham Gown and PMO, all of Brookville, St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, Peace Lutheran Church, Hollister, Mo., and Shepherd of the Hills Garden Club, Solo Sisters and WELCA, all of Branson.
Her husband, Ernest G., died in 1974.
Survivors include a son, Charles of Branson; and two grandchildren, Elaine Spalding of Vail, Ariz., and Stephen Johnson of Lamar, Mo.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, or Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.

Myrtle J. Oborg
LINDSBORG -- Myrtle J. Oborg, 95, Lindsborg, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.
Mrs. Oborg was born Myrtle J. Pihl on May 16, 1905, at Bridgeport and was a lifetime resident of the Smolan and Lindsborg area. She was a homemaker and a teacher at Sunflower School. She was a member of Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Smolan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Godfrey, in 1988; and a great-grandson.
Survivors include a son, James of Lindsborg; a daughter, Doris Perrill of Derby; two brothers, Wallace Pihl of Smolan and Paul Pihl of Lindsborg; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Smolan, the Revs. Don Hawk and Ray Mai officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Smolan.
Memorials may be made to the church or Bethany Home, Lindsborg, in care of Hays-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg 67456.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lela Oliva
STOCKTON -- Lela Oliva, 89, Stockton, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.
Mrs. Oliva was born Lela Miller on Sept. 21, 1911, at Alton and was a former resident of the Woodston area, moving to Stockton in 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the school board in the Ash Rock district. She was active in Ash Rock Church and several women's clubs in the area and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, where she held many offices.
Her husband, Elwood I., died in 1994.
Survivors include a son, Leo of Stockton; three sisters, Georgia Schmitz and Donna McComb, both of Stockton, and Elouise Miller of Hays; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, the Rev. Lyle Miller officiating. Burial will be in Ash Rock Cemetery, rural Woodston.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Solomon Valley Manor, in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Virginia B. Olson
HOXIE -- Virginia B. Olson, 79, Hoxie, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Sheridan County Hospital, Hoxie.
Mrs. Olson was born Virginia B. McCoy on Nov. 3, 1921, at Stringer, Miss., and was a Hoxie resident since 1991, moving from Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vern McClain, in 1985; and her second husband, Don Olson, in 1991.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Babcock of Hoxie; two brothers, George McCoy Tampa, Fla., and James McCoy of Jackson, Miss.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie, the Rev. Golda McClelland officiating. Inurnment will be in New Augusta (Miss.) Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Raymond V. Richards
LINCOLN -- Raymond V. Richards, 87, Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Richards was born Aug. 11, 1913, at Longpine, Neb. He was a resident of Lincoln County for 60 years and a former resident of Sylvan Grove. He had formerly worked for the Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake, was former owner and operator of Sylvan Grove Windmill Supply, Ray's Plumbing and Heating and Grandpa's Wonder Shop. He also had been mayor and city marshal of Sylvan Grove and Lincoln County sheriff. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sylvan Grove, and was active at the Lincoln Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha, in 1980; and his second wife, Ida, in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, William R. of Colton, Calif., and Virgel K. of Wichita; two daughters, Evelyn M. Hamilton of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Deloise F. Von Fange of Lincoln; a brother, William L. "Roy" of Phoenix; a half brother, Gene Musfelt of Salina; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sylvan Grove, the Rev. Gerald Radtke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Lincoln Senior Center.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481, and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Milton F. Ruder
HAYS -- Milton F. Ruder, 66, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Hays Medical Center.
Mr. Ruder was born Nov. 19, 1934, at Hays. He was an oil field construction worker and a Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include five brothers, Cyril of Las Vegas, Harry of Grand Junction, Colo., and Lester, Vernon and Marvin all of Hays; and two sisters, Agnes Miller of Mexico, Mo., and Norma Brown of Dodge City.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, the Rev. David Metz officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Alberta Frances Sams
LEONARDVILLE -- Alberta Frances Sams, 74, Leonardville, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Sams was born Alberta Frances Christey on Sept. 9, 1926, at Cartersburg, Ind., and was a Clay Center resident since 1995. She retired from Bank of America and was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, both of Clay Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Torres of Leonardville; a sister, Nettie Lou Dickerson of Mount Shasta, Calif.; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, the Rev. Daniel Kline officiating.
Memorials may be made to John Wayne Cancer Institute, in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432.
There will be no visitation.

Karee R. Thomas
OSBORNE -- Karee R. Thomas, 21, Osborne, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Osborne.
Miss Thomas was born Jan. 18, 1979, at Beloit and was a lifetime area resident. She was a student at Fort Hays State University.
Survivors include her parents, Vurl and Patti Thomas of Osborne; a brother, Jason of Osborne; a sister, Cassidy Thomas of Downs; two half sisters, Lorie Pickering of Athol and Vickie Rae Walker of Gibbon, Neb.; her maternal grandmother, Lucille Palmer of Portis; and her paternal grandmother, Theda Thomas of Osborne.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne, the Rev. Michael Krager officiating. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery, rural Smith County.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473.

Dorothy E. Winkelmann
SMITH CENTER -- Dorothy E. Winkelmann, 65, Smith Center, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Infinia Healthcare, Smith Center.
Mrs. Winkelmann was born Dorothy E. Frank on Dec. 16, 1934, at rural Smith County and was a lifetime area resident. She was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of American Lutheran Church, Smith Center.
Survivors include her husband, David of Smith Center; a daughter, Sandra Kay Conrad of Gaylord; a sister, Delores Stroup of Smith Center; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at American Lutheran Church, Smith Center, the Rev. John Strecker officiating. Burial will be in Gaylord Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Simmons Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.


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