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Bernadine Ann Gittlein Keenan
Bernadine Ann Gittlein Keenan, 61, died Aug. 11, 2000, in rural Stafford County.
She was born March 15, 1939, at Willowdale, the daughter of Alexander and Agnes Sheahan Gittlein. A lifetime Seward area resident she was a homemaker and partner in farming with her husband.
She belonged to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Seward.
On June 6, 1959, she married John J. Keenan at Great Bend. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Todd A., Larned, and Timothy G., Seward; two daughters, Tracy A. McGuinness, Shellburne, Vt., and Tiffany L. Keenan, Lawrence; two brothers, Jerome A. Gittlein, Rye Beach N.H., and James L. Gittlein, Leoti; three sisters, Mildred Dunmire, Hutchinson, Christina Brady, Ingalls, and Alice Billberry, Garden City; and 10 grandchildren.
Vigil Service was conducted Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bend. Funeral: 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Seward, with Father Rene Guesnier officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials to the church in care of the funeral home.

H. Frank Potter
H. Frank Potter, 71, died Aug. 6, 2000, at Craig General Hospital, Vinita, Okla.
He was born Oct. 9, 1928, at St. John, the son of John W. and Cora Cooper Potter. He attended St. John schools and received his college degrees both in the U.S. and abroad. A Vinita, Okla., resident, formerly of St. John and Farmington, N.M., he was a drilling engineer for Texaco.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
On Nov. 30, 1949, he married Juanita Priddy at St. John. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Steven, Vinita, Okla.; three daughters, Linda Unruh, Okmulgee, Okla., Kathy Tipton, Langley, Okla., and Peggy Potter-Moffitt, Salt Lake City; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a son, Frank William; a daughter, Janet Potter; and three brothers, Joe, Ernest and O.B.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, Vinita, Okla., with Rev. Claud Strong officiating. Burial was Thursday in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John, with military graveside rites performed by an honor guard from Fort Riley.

Otto Herman Nolte
Otto Herman Nolte, 91, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Integrated Health Services, Great Bend.
He was born Nov. 14, 1908, at Hudson, the son of August and Mary Harms Nolte. A Great Bend resident since 1942, moving from Stafford, he was a driver for Mid-Continent L-P Service, Great Bend.
He belonged to First Christian Church, where he was an elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher, Friendship Sunday school class and the Silver & Gold Club, all at Great Bend.
On Jan. 23, 1938, he married Leoda E. Barrow, at Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Alvin K., Denver; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Loren L.; and two brothers, Albert, and William.
Funeral was 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, with Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Great Bend Cemetery.
Memorials to First Christian Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

John Bannon Rinard
John Bannon Rinard, 91, died August 15, 2000, at his home in St. John.
He was born June 17, 1909, at Dundee, Texas, the son of Joe and Mammie Moore Rinard. He was a retired oil driller for Hilton Oil Co. A longtime resident of St. John, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army.
He was a member of the VFW Post 7519.
On March 11, 1942, he married Laura Jean Metz. She died Nov. 24, 1974.
Survivors include: one sister, Anna Belle Chambers of Portales, N.M.
Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Minnis Chapel, St. John with Rev. W. Harlan Rittgers officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m at the chapel.
Memorials to the donors choice in care of the chapel.

Charles W. Lawhead
Charles W. Lawhead, 67, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.
He was born March 1, 1933, at Stafford, the son of James and Orpha Lawhead. A Johnson resident since 1973, moving from Syracuse, he was a farmer in Stanton and Hamilton counties and owned C&L Hay and Lawhead Farms.
He attended Fields Memorial Weslyan Church, and was a member of the board of directors for Southwest Bank of Ulysses, Hugoton and Elkhart, and Stanton County Development Corp., and was a former member of the Johnson Coop Board and the Johnson City Council.
On April 7, 1957, he married Leta Baldwin at Syracuse. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Denise Huse and Mary Davison, Both of Johnson; a brother, LaVerne, Syracuse; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral was 10 a.m. Monday at Fields Memorial Weslyan Church, Johnson, with Rev. Dave Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorials to the Fields Weslyan Church Building Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson.

Melvin John Hall
Melvin John Hall, 86, died Aug. 11, 2000, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
He was born June 15, 1914, at St. John, the son of John Joseph and Ruth May Chadd Hall. A Mullinville resident since 1921, moving to Dodge City in 1996, he was a retired farmer and had worked with BJ Manufacturing for 10 years, where he made mixer-feeder boxes for the cattle feeding industry.
He belonged to St. Josephís Catholic Church, Greensburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Manila, Philippine Islands and Morkia Island.
Survivors include: two sisters, Eileen Fralick, Mullinville, and Shirley Headrick, Plains; eight nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn "Shorty."
Funeral was 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Josephís Catholic Church, Greensburg. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville, with military graveside service by Jones-Barnes-Gasser Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7349 Kinsley.
Memorials to St. Josephís Catholic Church or Manor of the Plains, Dodge City, both in care of Mullinville State Bank or Fleener Chapel, Greensburg.

Thomas Andrew Keenan
Thomas Andrew Keenan, age 9, died Aug. 11, 2000, in rural Stafford County.
He was born May 6, 1991, at Thousand Oaks, Calif., the son of Timothy G. Keenan and Joanne Hilliard Keenan. A resident of Great Bend the past year, moving from Seward, he attended St. Rose Catholic Church School, Great Bend.
He belonged to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Cub Scout Pack No. 184 and was a Greenwing in Ducks Unlimited, all at Great Bend.
Survivors include: his father, Seward; mother, Great Bend; two brothers, Alex and Sean Keenan, both of Great Bend; grandparents, John Keenan, Seward, and Jim and Darlene Hilliard, Gilbert, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bernadine Ann Keenan.
Vigil service was 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend. Funeral: 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Seward, with Father Rene Guesnier officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at Seward.
Memorials to the St. Judeís Childrenís Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Edward A. Wondra
Edward A. Wondra, 83, died Aug. 14, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 8, 1917, at Odin, the son of Joseph J. and Elizabeth Herrman Wondra. A St. John resident for 55 years, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On May 15, 1946, he married Teresa Frenzl at Odin. She survives.
Other survivors include: seven sons, Denis, Eugene, Vernon and Harold, all of Great Bend, Kenny, Enterprise, Richard, Seward, and Jim, Pratt; three daughters, Judy Griffith, Nickerson, Diane Staub, St. John, and Marilyn Grizzell, Macksville; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Tony, Andrew, Joe and Rudy.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Minnis Chapel, St. John. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, St. John, with Father Rene Guesnier officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.
Memorials to the American Heart Association or to the church, both in care of the chapel.

Odra Baldree
Word was received this week of the death of Odra Baldree, 81, formerly of Stafford. She died Aug. 13, 2000, at Green Acres Health Care in Mayfield, Kentucky.
She is survived by her husband G.B. Baldree, 86 Country Court, Mayfield, KY. 24066.

Helen Marie Lofland
Helen Marie Lofland, 84, died Jan. 21, 2001, at Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colo.
She was born March 24, 1916, in Ford County, the daughter of Lee and Gladys Vincent Rundell. She graduated from Stafford High School in 1933, and taught school for three years. She moved from Stafford to Grant County in 1947.
She was involved in 4-H clubs, owned a flower shop for 12 years, and wrote a book of her memories called "Down Memory Lane." She enjoyed reading, crafts, ceramics, traveling, antiques, and writing cards and letters of encouragement.
On Sept. 18, 1938, she married Kenneth Lofland in Stafford County. He died in 1983.
Survivors include one son, Ron Lofland, Ulysses; two daughters, Judy Winger and Karen Sue Treschl, both of Longmont, Colo; ten grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Naomi Rundell and Gwen Rundell, many nieces nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Anna Lee, Harold Rundell, Evelyn Rundell, Jay Rundell, Edna Rundell, and Dorothy Hathaway.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ, Ulysses. A second service will be at 3 p.m. at the Stafford Church of Christ, with Warren Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Peace Creek Cemetery.
Memorials to the Grant County Senior Center, the Church of Christ, Ulysses, or the donorís choice, all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant, Ulysses, KS 67880.

Darrell Dee Truitt
Darrell Dee Truitt, 63, died Jan. 22, 2001, at his home in turon.
He was born Feb. 2, 1937, at Langdon, the son of Homer Eugene and Lucille A. Powell Truitt. A Turon resident since 1971, moving from Mt. Hope, he was a farmer and machinist for Eaton Corp.
He was a former member of the Turon City Council for eight years and served on the volunteer fire department in Turon for 20 years.
On Feb. 5, 1960, he married Lila Aipperspach at Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Michael Dee, Turon; a daughter, Sandi Truitt, Mt. Hope; and a sister, Jean Warta, Turon.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry; and a sister, Joanne Wendling.
Funeral was 10 a.m. Thursday at Turon Community Church, Turon, with Rev. Howard Wagler officiating. Burial was in Langdon Cemetery, Langdon.
Memorials to Reno County Hospice, in care of Larrison Funeral Home, Turon.

Agnes M. Mann
Agnes M. Mann, 91, died Jan. 20, 2001, at mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson.
She was born March 21, 1909, at Burns, the daughter of the late William F. and C. Rose Meriowsky Watchoske. She was a resident of Hutchinson for 18 years, formerly of Sylvia.
She belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Altar Society, and was a 4-H leader.
On June 20, 1927, she married Ralph L. Mann at Florence. He died June 30, 1965.
Survivors include: a son, Keith L., Wilson, Okla.; a daughter, Lorrine A. Thompson, Hutchinson; a brother, Leo A. Watchoske, St. John; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward W. and Ernest F. Watchoske.
Funeral was 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson, with Father Ned Blick officiating. Burial was in Sylvia Cemetery.
Memorials to the Mennonite Friendship Manor, in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Christie Heggy
Dorothy M. Christie Heggy, 89, died Jan. 20, 2001.
She was born Sept. 1, 1911, the daughter of Mac C. Christie and Belle M. Good Christie.
She married Roy T. Heggy. They were farmers near Stafford until the 1940s. She lived the last 50 years in Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
In Hutchinson she was associated in the two primary hospitals in their polio wards. In the past 40 years she and her husband Roy sold real estate in three states.
Survivors include her husband Roy, age 96, a son and three daughters, 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Final resting place will be the Stafford Cemetery.

Esther A. Welsh
Esther A. Welsh, 80, died Jan. 28, 2001, at the Stafford District Hospital.
She was born July 1, 1920, at Devol, Okla., the daughter of James Leroy and Dora Ellen Sheldon Totman. She moved from Minneola to Stafford in 1993. She was a homemaker and had been an aide at the Ninneola Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Hugoton.
She married John Marion Humphrey at Bartlesville, Okla. He died April 20, 1977.
Survivors include: five sons, James Connelly, Duncan, Okla., Frank Humphrey, Abbyville, Kirby Humphrey, Sylvia, Larry Humphrey, Shelby Township, Mich., James Humphrey, Hutchinson; two brothers, Leo Totman, Hutchinson; Perry Totman, Winfield; one sister, Bernita Blackburn, Hugoton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Totman.
Funeral will be Thursday at Minnis Chapel, Stafford, with Rev. Harry Graves officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Turon Cemetery.
Memorials to the American Diabetes Association in care of Minnis Chapel, Stafford.

Laura E. Lamb
Laura E. Lamb, 79, died Jan. 25, 2001, at Larned Health Care and Living Center.
She was born June 22, 1921, at Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Gabriel and Gertie L. Huffman Harman. She was a homemaker and was a cook at Hearthstone Nursing Home, St. John, and Macksville Nursing Home. She was also a hostess for the VIP Center, Macksville.
She belonged to Macksville Christian Church and the VIP Center.
On Nov. 27, 1940, she married Clarence henry Lamb at Macksville. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a son, Gabriel Dean, Datil, N.M.; three daughters, nancy England, Winnebago, Minn., Beverly Fairchild, Haysville, and LaDayle Clapham, Larned; two brothers, G.R. Harman, Garfield, and Everett Lee Harman, Hills, Iowa; a sister, Mildred Prescott, Macksville; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry William and Maurice Harman; two sisters, Lois Parks and Alpha Prescott; and an infant grandson.
Funeral was 2 p.m. Monday at Macksville Christian Church, with Pastor Carey Haner officiating.
Memorials to the church or the American Cancer Society, in care of Minnis Chapel, Macksville.

Rev. Clinton A. Rock Jr.
Rev. Clinton A. Rock Jr., 85, died January 20, 2001, at the Salina Regional Hospital.
He was born July 25, 1915, at Guthrie, Okla., the son of Clinton a. Sr. and Effie Brown Rock. He grew to manhood in Kansas and Nebraska and graduated from High School at Rulo, Neb. He was a graduate of the Bethany Nazarene College at Bethany Okla.
On May 23, 1937, he married Golda Krey. He and she were both ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene and served churches in Oklahoma, Wyoming, Illinois, Nebraska and kansas. They have made their home at the Brown Memorial Home, Abilene, since 1997, moving from Stafford. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters: Mildred Paris, Nampa, Idaho, Gayla Meroniuk, Foremost Alberta, Canada; one son, Clinton Rock III, Capser, Wyo.; one sister, Marie Macy, Oakhill; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Funeral service was Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Abilene Wesleyan Church with Dr. Edmond Nash, Revs. Ken Mostue, and Paul Long presiding. Interment was in Brown Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials to the Abilene Wesleyan Church or the Brown Memorial Home, They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, KS 67410.

Edna Updike
Edna Updike, 93, died Jan. 20, 2001, at Woodbine Health Care Center, Gladstone, Mo.
She was born June 16, 1907, at Durham, the daughter of Henry and Emma Geis Schmidt. A Gladstone, Mo., resident, formerly of Turon, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to North Cross Methodist Church, Kansas City, Mo., and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Turon.
In May 1986, she married Carl H. Updike. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a son, Gary, Spring Hill; two daughters, Mary Lou Stewart, Kansas City, Mo., and Karleen Winters, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Beatrice Schantz, Oklahoma City, and Ethel Canon, Bethany, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and Delmar Schmidt, and two sisters, Olga Laufer and Elsie Schmidt.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Turon Community Church with Pastor Steve Gill presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Larrison Funeral Home, Turon. Burial will be in Turon Cemetery.
Memorials to the Turon Senior Citizens, in care of the funeral home.

Sam L. Wise
Sam L. Wise, 21, died Jan. 16, 2001, at Manhattan.
He was born Aug. 8, 1979, at Johnson, the son of Kevin Wise and Kim Blair. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a junior at Kansas State University.
Survivors include: his parents, Michael and Kim Blair, Satanta, and Kevin and Clayetta Wise, Bloomfield, N.M.; a brother, Corey, Oklahoma City; six stepsisters, Brandee, Mikelyn, Jamee, Rylee, Kacee and Tylee, grandparents, Ramon and Nelda Rexroat, Satanta, and Jim and Pat Wise, St. John.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion and Billie Blair.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Saturday in Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, with Jerry Robson presiding.
Memorials to the FFA of the Satanta High School, in care of the Shopping Stop True Value, Satanta or Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.

Clara Emlie Carter
Clara Emlie Carter, 93, died Jan. 23, 2001, at I.H.S. of Great Bend.
She was born Dec. 21, 1907, at Claflin, the daughter of William August and Olga Augusta Stueder Drews. She was a resident of Stafford until moving to Great Bend in 1955. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend.
She married Byron J. Carter Sept. 19, 1944, in Claflin. He died May 2, 1991.
Survivors include one son, William Byron Carter, Fall River, ma.; three daughters, Shirley Ann Robinson, Karen Kay Milberger, Wichita; Ruth Marilyn Jaro, Ft. Scott; one sister, Hilda Boeken, Great Bend; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Drews and three sisters, Matha Schepmann, Lily Lathrop, and Esther Shepmann.
Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Bryant-Christians Chapel, Great Bend, with Rev. Dr. Gary W. Teske officiating. Burial will be in Claflin Cemetery at 11:30. Friends may call from noon to service time Thursday.
Memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend.

Edward Joseph Schmidt
Edward Joseph Schmidt, 79, of Hutchinson, died March 29, 2001, at Riverside Hospital, Wichita.
He was born May 8, 1921, at Hays, the son of Joseph and Ottilia Staab Schmidt. He attended St. Johnís Catholic College, Hays. A Hutchinson resident since 1955, he was a retired parts manager with the former Earl Kirk Downtown Dodge, Hutchinson.
He belonged to Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On April 19, 1950, he married Elfreida Bachman at Spearville. She died July 31, 1998.
Survivors include: a son, Kenneth, Hutchinson; two daughters, Linda Truesdell, Anchorage, Alaska, and Karen Alexander, Wichita; a brother, Bob, Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Irene Gleason, La Junta, Colo., Tillie Peintner, Ellinwood, and JoAnn Hough, Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sister Gemma Louise Schmidt.
Parish rosary was at 10 a.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson, with Father Brian J. Egan presiding. Burial was Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, with military graveside rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County, in care of the mortuary.

Robert L. Kasselman
Robert L. Kasselman, 60, died April 1, 2002, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina.
He was born Feb. 7, 1941, at rural Zook, the son of Dora Kasselman. He earned a bachelorís and masterís degrees in mathematics from Emporia State University. He taught math and physics for over 37 years in the Macksville-Radium district, Radium, and at Lane County Community High School, Dighton; Kinsley Offerle High, Kinsley; St. Johnís Military School, Salina; Ell-Saline High School, Brookville, and Sacred Heart High School, Salina.
He was a member of St. Mary of Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Salina, Kansas National Education Association, and Phi Delta Kappa as a member of education, and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include: his wife, Valerie J., Salina; a son, Matthew Jay, Salina; his mother, Larned; three brothers, Harley, Leavenworth, Max, Andale, and Butch, Ponca City, Okla.; and two sisters, Ruth Steffen and Linda Parr, both of Larned.
Funeral service: today, Wednesday, April 4, at St. Mary of Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Salina, with Father Barry Brinkman officiating. Graveside service at 3 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Zook, with Rev. Charles Grant officiating.
Memorials to a special fund for Sacred Heart High School, in memory of Robert Kasselman, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Ralph E. Henry
Ralph E. Henry, 61, died March 24, 2001, at his home, Liberal.
He was born Nov. 15, 1939, at Plains, the son of Willard and Jessie M. Bromwell Henry. He graduated from St. John High School in 1958. He worked for Western Electric in Wichita, then transferred to Houston, where he retired in 1984, and moved to Liberal. He drove dragster cars for Pepsi Cola and R.C. Williams on the national circuit for fifteen years.
Survivors include; a son, Scott; two daughter, Brenda and Wendy; his mother and stepfather, Jessie and Bud McDermott, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; three brothers, Larry, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sam, Maysville, Okla., and Kent, Aurora, Colo.; and two sisters, Dixie Barnhardt and Christal Collins, both of Truth or Consequences, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services was at 2 p.m. March 28 at Miller Chapel, with the Rev. Phil Shull presiding.
Inurnment was in Plains Cemetery, Plains.

Kenneth L. Kuhn
Kenneth L. Kuhn, 72, died March 27, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born Oct. 9, 1928, at Larned, the son of William O. and Icie Barnett Kuhn. A former resident of Kinsley, he was a farmer and rancher.
He belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and VFW Post 7349, both at Kinsley.
On June 21, 1948, he married Judith A. Bidleman at Windhorst. She survives.
Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth L. Jr., Joplin, Mo., and Scott A., Kinsley; a sister, Myrtle Fisher, Kinsley; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. Andrew Owen presiding. Burial will be in Hillside, Kinsley.
Memorials may be made to Stafford County Home Health or to Stafford County EMTís, both in care of the funeral home.

Wilma Jean Fisher
Wilma Jean Fisher, 70, died March 27, 2001, at her home in Pratt.
She was born Aug. 22, 1930, at Kingman, the daughter of Guy and Lottie Roberts Layman. A longtime resident of Preston, she was a homemaker.
On April 23, 1948, she married Calvin R. "Bob" Fisher at Natrona. He survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Susan Reid, Florence, and Tena Stevens, Burlington; a sister, Vera Woodson, Kingman; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Glen Layman; and a sister, Ruby Pritner.
Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Daryl Walling presiding. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery, Preston.
Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice, in care of the mortuary.

Milo C. Hamilton
Milo C. Hamilton, 87, died March 27, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Minneapolis.
He was born Feb. 5, 1914, at St. John, the son of Charles and Mamie Hamilton. He was a longtime resident of St. John. He was a retired custodian, after working 30 years for St. John schools, and a retired farmer.
He belonged to First Christian Church and Community Fellowship Church, both formerly of St. John.
On March 19, 1932, he married Ida Ruth Watson at Noble, Mo. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four daughters, Betty Lu Shuler, Littleton, Colo., Bonnie Ann Hunsicker, Murfreesboro, N.C., Vicki Sue Lance, Minneapolis, and Anita Kay Bross, Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Hamilton; and three sisters, Goldie Dalrymple, Florence Edison and Erma Southard.
Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Minnis Chapel, St. John, with Pastor Ron Miller presiding. Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.
Memorials may be sent to the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Minneapolis.


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