Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Clair R. Ingram
Minden resident Clair R. Ingram, 74, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden with the Rev. Sandra Leifeste officiating. Burial will be in Fredericksburg Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Ingram was born July 1, 1922, to Raymond and Hazel (Ferrell) Ingram in Kearney County. He attended school in Kearney County and graduated from Minden High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1941 to November 1941. After a bout with rheumatic fever, he moved to Axtell. On Aug. 5, 1951, he married Delores Nielsen at Fredericksburg Lutheran Church. They lived in the Axtell area. In 1953 they moved to a farm near Minden. His health declined after complications due to heart surgery in January. He was a member of Fredericksburg Lutheran Church where he served as deacon and trustee. He also was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors are his wife; one son, Craig of Omaha; one daughter, Christie Amen of Omaha; three brothers, Leo of Aurora, Harold of Wichita, Kan., and Ferrell of Scottsbluff; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. A memorial fund has been established.

Thomas G. Piester
Former Minden resident Thomas G. "Tom" Piester, 56, of Lake Ozark, Mo., died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kan. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery at Minden. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mrs. Piester was born Feb. 26, 1940, to George and Lois (Lemmon) Piester in Lincoln. He moved with his family to Minden in 1946. He graduated from Minden High School in 1957. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a business degree. In 1959 he married Sherill Jensen. He worked for Pillsbury and later for Seaboard Milling in Kansas City, Mo. In 1966 he started his own business as a flour broker. He was engaged to be married to Joyce D. Austin of Lake Ozark. He was a member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Shrine Club in Kansas City, Mo., and several milling organizations. Survivors are two sons, Jay T. of Overland Park, Kan., and Mathew of Fairfax, Va.; two daughters, Cori Zerman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jennifer Rath of Decatur, Ill.; his father of Minden; two brothers, Kent of Houston and David of Lincoln; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother. Memorials may be given to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children or the National Arthritis Foundation.

Yancey B. Robinett
Franklin resident Yancey B. Robinett, 94, died Monday, June 29, 1996, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. R. L. Malchow officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Robinett was born April 15, 1902, to Lincoln and Minnie (Cummings) Robinett on a farm south of Franklin. He attended School District 49. He was a member of Home Guard as a young man. On Feb. 14, 1925, he married Wilma Cook in Smith Center, Kan. She died May 4, 1951. On June 3, 1953, he married Opal (Carlson) Hunt in Stockton, Calif. She died April 29, 1976. He farmed in Franklin County and Smith County, Kan. After retiring from farming he drove a tank wagon truck for Mobil Service in Franklin. He attended Marran Church, later attending Macon United Methodist Church. Survivors are one son, Donald of Riverton; one daughter, Cleora Boyd of Stockton, Calif.; three stepsons, Arden Hunt of Stockton and Verle Hunt and Kenny Hunt, both of San Jose, Calif.; one brother, Earl of Lincoln; one sister, Laura Lewis of Lodi, Calif.; four grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 21 stepgreat-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, four brothers and three sisters.

Richard E. Christian
Hastings resident Richard E. Christian, 78, of 1121 W. 13th St. died Wednesday, July 31, 1996 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Miller and Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Christian was born Dec. 22, 1917 to Oscar and Amelia (Knosp) Christian in Omaha. He graduated from Hastings High School. He also attended Ventura Junior College in Ventura, Calif., for one year and the Hastings Business College in Hastings. He worked for the Adams County Clerk's Office, issuing the first automobile title given in the county. He married Gloria Carlson Nov. 22, 1942 in Aurora. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. Afterward, he worked for Burlington Truck and the Burlington Railroad. He then worked 31 years for the First National Bank, starting as a teller and retiring as a loan and collateral officer. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a charter member of Christian Builders Sunday School Class. Survivors are his wife and a son, James, of Hastings. He was preceded in death by a sister.

Eugene H. Peterson
Clay Center resident Eugene H. Peterson, 76, died Thursday, August 1, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 9:30 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in rural Clay Center with the Rev. C. William Bicket officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. Masonic rites will be given by the Masonic Lodge No. 317 of Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center. Mr. Peterson was born Jan. 25, 1920 near Clay Center to Carl William and Orpha (Pontine) Peterson. He graduated from Clay Center High School in 1936. On March 23, 1940, he married Orva Margaret Saathoff in Saronville. They made their home southeast of Clay Center, where they farmed, until they moved into Clay Center in 1959. He was employed with the Clay County Road Department, Z and Z John Deere Implement Company of Hastings, and the Educational Service Unit No. 9 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, where he served many years as a lay leader. He was also a member of the Midwest Masonic Lodge No. 317, Scottish Rite, KCCH York Rite and the Shrine Greeters, all of Hastings. He was a former member of the Clay Center Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Karen Kornin of Clay Center; one son, Jerry of rural Ayr; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth; one infant brother, Lawrence; and one sister, Mabel. Memorials may be given to the Shrine Children's Hospital.

Francis A. Versaw
Pauline native Francis A. "Frank" Versaw, 80, of Stockton, Calif., died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, in Stockton. There were no services. Private burial was in East Lawn Cemetery at Sacramento, Calif. Wallace-Martin Funeral Home of Stockton was in charge of arrangements. He grew up in Adams county. He lived in the Stockton area for 59 years. He was a superintendent at International Rice Mill for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, Delma.

Robert S. McClelland
Hastings resident Robert Sloane McClelland, 72, of 1238 N. Cedar Ave. died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with the Revs. Carl W. Utley and Cheryl Ann Elfond officiating. There will be a private family burial. There is no visitation. Mr. McClelland was born Aug. 15, 1923 to Frank M. and Nellie G. (Hawthorne) McClelland in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1941. He was a technical sergeant in the United States Army from 1943 until 1946. He married Mary G. Heine Aug. 9, 1948 in Grand Island. He worked for the Seaton Publishing Co. as circulation manager of the Lead Daily Call in Lead, S.D., from August 1948 to August 1950. He was owner and manager of McClelland Farm Equipment from 1950 until his retirement in 1987. He graduated from Hastings College in 1951. He joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1935 and served over the years as a deacon, elder and trustee. He was a member of the Hastings College Board of Trustees and the Hastings Literacy Council, past president of the Hastings Noon Rotary Club and past secretary of the Hastings Economic Development Corp. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Susan Obrist of Lincoln; one son, John of Omaha; two brothers, Harold of Claremont, Calif., and Donald of McLean, Va.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the McClelland Family Scholarship at Hastings College.

Ruth I. Osterbuhr
Former Bloomington resident Ruth Irene (Doud) Osterbuhr, 88, of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1996, at her home. Services are 2:30 p.m. today at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Rita Coakley officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation is 9 a.m. until services today at the funeral home. Mrs. Osterbuhr was born Sept. 15, 1907, to Frank E. and Minnie Elizabeth (Carroll) Doud on a farm north of Bloomington. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1926. She was a member of the girls' basketball team that won the state tournament her senior year. On May 13, 1928, she married Carl E. Osterbuhr in Smith Center, Kan. He died Dec. 8, 1961. In 1973, Mrs. Osterbuhr retired as a bookkeeper and secretary for the Franklin County Extension Office after serving 11 years. She lived most of her life in Franklin until moving closer to family in Lexington two years ago. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Franklin where she was a member of the Ladies Circle and church choir. She also was a member of the Women's Bridge Club, the Laugh-a-Lot Club of Franklin and the Spring Valley Saddle Club. Survivors are her daughter, Carol Frerichs of Lexington; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

Kenneth D. Lindberg
Hastings resident Kenneth D. Lindberg, 89, of 1951 W. Seventh St. died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at Community Care of Edgar. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jack Eske officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Lindberg was born June 30, 1907, to Frank and Minnie (Lovegren) Lindberg in Saronville. He farmed in the Clay Center area. On May 12, 1954, he married Viola Frandson. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Clay Center and a 50-year member of American Legion Post No. 87 of Clay Center. Survivors are his wife; and three sisters, Rose Woodward of Grand Island, Ruth Manion of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Ruby Bellairs of Yakima, Wash. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Amanda K. Storehalder
Hastings resident Amanda Kay Storehalder, 15, of 1408 W. Fourth St. died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, as the result of a car accident in Adams County. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Kathleen G. Kasper officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery west of Glenvil. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Miss Storehalder was born Feb. 27, 1981, to Robert L. and LeAnne R. (Mitzelfelt) Storehalder. She attended Hastings Public Schools and was a sophomore at Hastings Senior High School, where she was active in track, choir and band. She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was active in its youth church choir, youth group, Bible school and hand bell choir. Survivors are her mother and stepfather, Richard C. and LeAnne R. Blau of Hastings; her father and stepmother, Robert L. and Deborah L. Storehalder of Hastings; one brother, Ryan R. Storehalder of Hastings; two step-sisters, Tiffany Schiemann and Christina Schiemann, both of Hastings; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Mitzelfelt of Hastings and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Storehalder of Lyons, Ohio; and two step-grandmothers, Arlene Shipman of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Genevieve Blau of Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Amanda Kay Storehalder Memorial Fund.

Jordan A. Fisk
Hastings resident Jordan Alan Fisk, 15, 501 N. California Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Adams County. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Kathleen G. Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Mortuary. Jordan was born Dec. 25, 1980, to Alan R. and Marilyn (Breault) Fisk in Hastings. He was a sophomore at Hastings Senior High School, where he was a member of the football and varsity wrestling teams. He played American Legion baseball. Survivors are his mother and stepfather, George D. and Marilyn White; his father; one sister, Shannon of Hastings; two brothers, George White Jr. and Justin White, both of Hastings; his grandparents, Gloria Breault, Gene White and Ruth and Walt Hoffman, all of Hastings, and Sadie White of Mesa, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his grandfather and great-grandmother.

Ruth Ann E. Bangert
Blue Hill resident Ruth Ann Ellen (Henderson) Bangert, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont with the Rev. Michael Knox officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Lawrence. Mrs. Bangert was born Dec. 9, 1906, to Horace and Clara (Crawford) Henderson on a farm south of Rosemont. At 10 she moved with her family to a farm near Culbertson, and later to a farm near McCook. She later returned to Blue Hill and graduated from Blue Hill High School. She taught for three years at rural schools in Webster and Red Willow counties. On Feb. 10, 1929, she married Gerhard Bangert in McCook. They made their home on two farms south of Lawrence. Her husband died Oct. 8, 1978. She moved to Blue Hill. Mrs. Bangert was a longtime member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She also was a Sunday school teacher. Survivors are three daughters, Barbara Alber of Blue Hill, June Bowen of Thomas, Okla., and Dorothy Nelson of Littleton, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Winifred; one sister, one brother and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Calvary Lutheran Church.

N.K. 'Cy' Merriweather
Smith Center, Kan., resident N.K. "Cy" Merriweather, 77, died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at the Smith County Long Term Care Unit in Smith Center. Services were to be 10:30 a.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home chapel in Smith Center with the Revs. Freda Steele and Richard Krenz officiating. Burial with military rites by American Legion Post 220 and masonic rites by the Western Star Lodge 174 AF & AM was to be at Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. Mr. Merriweather was born Feb. 2, 1919, to Elmer Earl and Nina Lilith (Wheeler) Merriweather in Dresden, Kan. He served in the European and Pacific theaters as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1948. He moved to Smith Center, where he operated Cy's Drug Store for 40 years. He married Betty Dutton. In 1990 he was presented the Bowl of Hygia, an award given by the Kansas Pharmacy Association to recognize outstanding pharmacists. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Western Star Lodge 174 AF & AM and American Legion Post 220, all in Smith Center, and the Isis Shrine. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Mark of Dallas, Timothy of Austin, Texas, and Christopher of Overland Park, Kan.; one brother, Norris of Denver; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Smith County Memorial Hospital, the Smith County Long Term Care Unit or Smith Center United Methodist Church.

Hedwig 'Hattie' S. Bank
Hastings resident Hedwig "Hattie" S. Bank, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Richard Kothe officiating. Burial is in Blue Hill Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Mortuary. Miss Bank was born Jan. 16, 1911, to Gustav and Emelia (Waterman) Bank in Blue Hill. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill. She moved to Hastings in 1960. She was a housekeeper at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors are a half sister, Vera Schmidt of Grinnell, Iowa; and a half brother, Ervin Mitzelfelt of Hastings. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one half sister and one half brother. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church.

Carl A. During
Former Hastings resident Carl A. During, 70, of Talmage died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at his home. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Talmage Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage with the Rev. William Dressen officiating. Burial with military rites by Bryan Holgrewe American Legion Post 246 color guard of Talmage is at St. Paul's Cemetery in Talmage. There will be no public visitation. The body was cremated. Peterson Mortuary in Nebraska City was in charge of arrangements. Mr. During was born Sept. 5, 1925, to Alfie Carl and Evah Adeline (Holtzman) During in Holdrege. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He served during World War II in the Philippines as a Baker Third Class on the USS John Land. On May 3, 1947, he married Betty Jane Lockhart. They lived in the Holdrege area for many years. His wife died in 1972. On Nov. 27, 1974, he married Darlene Mae Feeser in Juniata. They lived in the Hastings and Grand Island areas. He was a groundskeeper at Grand Island Senior High School. He retired in 1989, and he and his wife moved to Talmage. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Grand Island. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Linda Winkelhake of Dunbar; one brother, Leroy During of Omaha, one sister, Delores Paccaro of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha oncology unit.

Edna M. Heinrichs
Edgar resident Edna May (Hawkins) Heinrichs, 94, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at Community Care of Edgar. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with the Rev. Al Parr officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery. Mrs. Heinrichs was born Aug. 29, 1901, to Ira and Effie (Milton) Hawkins at Davenport. She attended school in the Davenport area. On Oct. 3, 1920, she married William J. Heinrichs at Davenport. He preceded her in death. She worked 15 years at three grocery stores in Edgar. She was a member of the Church of the Plains, Extension Club, Women's Club and Ladies Aid, all of Edgar. Survivors are one daughter, Wanda Ray of Urbandale, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Romona Price and Twila Nelson.

Gordon T. Jones
Former Blue Hill resident Gordon T. Jones, 64, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at Steamboat Lake near Steamboat Springs, Colo. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary chapel in Grand Junction with family members officiating. The remains were cremated. Mr. Jones was born Oct. 25, 1931, to Aaron Thomas and Hazel (Richeson) Jones in Hastings. He grew up in Pauline and graduated from Blue Hill High School. On Aug. 8, 1953, he married Donna L. Brumfield at Denver. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an engineer for U.S. West, retiring after 30 years. He had lived in Grand Junction since 1969. He was a member of U.S. West Pioneers. Survivors are his wife of Grand Junction; two sons, Steven of Denver and David of Grand Junction; two daughters, Debra Gracie of Grand Junction and Geri Johnson of Carthage, Texas; a brother, Melvin of Las Vegas; and a sister, Margaret Fishel of Hastings; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jerry V. Chisholm
Former Franklin County resident Jerry V. Chisholm, 56, of Ridgecrest, Calif., died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at Ridgecrest Community Hospital in Ridgecrest. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Bloomington with the Rev. R. L. Malchow officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation is 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Mr. Chisholm was born Nov. 7, 1939, to Clifford and Hazel (Wilson) Chisholm at Bloomington. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1957 and returned to Franklin in 1962. He worked for Gartin's Grocery. After a short time, he rejoined the Navy and retired in 1983 as a yeoman. He became a housing assistant in the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif. On Dec. 8, 1972, he married Yvonne Loughran in Columbus. They moved to Ridgecrest in 1979. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion, both of Ridgecrest. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Douglas of San Diego; Scott and J. Alan, both of Newton, Iowa; two daughters, Debra Moorman of Baxter, Iowa, and Kelly Chisholm of Newton; one step-daughter, Jeanne Donahue of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Vivian Cook of Kearney and Jean Stolarz of Sylmar, Calif.; two brothers, Victor of Union Grove, Wis., and Van of College Station, Texas; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Mary V. Roeder
Former Kenesaw resident Mary V. Roeder, 83, of Oxford, Ohio, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Oxford View Nursing Home in Oxford. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Kenesaw with the Rev. Beverly Minor officiating. The remains were cremated. Private burial will be at Kenesaw Cemetery. The guest book can be signed from 9 am. to 9 p.m. Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw. Mrs. Roeder was born Oct. 12, 1912, to Frank and Dora (Barnes) Rutherford in Omaha. She attended school in Hastings and graduated from Hastings College in 1933 with a degree in elementary education. She taught in a one-room school house near Holstein. She moved to Kenesaw in 1938. On May 6, 1941, she married Herbert Roeder in Kansas. She taught in Kenesaw Public School for 25 years, retiring in 1973. Her husband died Oct. 7, 1965. She moved to Ohio in 1992. She was active in Hastings College Alumni Association for many years. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Kenesaw and Read-More. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet; one son, Kenneth; and two sisters. Survivors are one daughter, Mary Kay Allen of Oxford, Ohio; one brother, T.A. Rutherford of Tyler, Texas; and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Kenesaw Public School Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Dennis M. Basart
Mankato, Kan., resident Dennis M. Basart, 57, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at his home in Mankato. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Christian Church in Mankato with the Rev. Thaddeus Hinkle officiating. Burial with military rites provided by VFW Post No. 7830 in Mankato will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation is until service time at Melby Mortuary in Mankato. Mr. Basart was born Sept. 13, 1938, to Oliver Roy and Lillian Blanch (Miller) Basart in Jewell County, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1966. He was postmaster of the Mankato Post Office. He had operated a wrecker service and salvage yard in Mankato. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Marie; one daughter, Kristi Davis of Hays, Kan.; one son, Justin W. of Burr Oak, Kan.; his mother Mankato; and one sister, Judy Shaddock of Topeka, Kan. Memorials may be given to Christian Church of Mankato.

Allen Clark Hamsher
Former Hastings resident Allen Clark Hamsher, 38, of Los Angeles died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at the Chris Brownlie Hospice in Los Angeles. The cause of death was AIDS-related. Services will be 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., with the Rev. Timothy Stafford officiating. The remains were cremated. Turner and Stevens-C. Lewis Edwards Mortuary of Pasadena is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hamsher was born Oct. 22, 1957, to Bill and Devota Hamsher at Independence, Kan. At an early age, he moved with his parents to Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1975. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majored in music (piano and voice). He had been living in Los Angeles for 10 years. He was secretary of the Church of Religious Science in Pomona. Survivors are his parents of Hays Kan.; two sisters, Ceretha and Jolene, both of Hays; and a brother, Gary of Denver. Donations may be sent to AIDS Service Center, 126 W. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. 91105.


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