Miscellaneous Ellsworth County, Kansas Obituaries


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Margaret Anna Neuschafer
ENTERPRISE ­ Margaret Anna Neuschafer, 82, passed away at Chapman Valley
Manor, Chapman on October 13.
Margaret was born December 6, 1918 at Odin. Her parents were Joseph A. and
Mary Lamatsch Demel. She attended the Holy Family School in Odin. She was
married to Alfred Neuschafer on May 6, 1941 at the Holy Family Catholic
Church, Odin. They farmed near Ellsworth before moving to their farm near
Enterprise in 1945. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Coffman Nursing
Home and Enterprise Estates Nursing Center both in Enterprise.
She was preceded in death by her husband on January 29, 1984.  A son,
Donald, on January 2, 1972, one brother, Clarence and five sister, Theresa
Demel, Mary Gerritzen, Anna Wondra, Mathila Schneider and Eleanor Fielder.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella
and the Altar Society, all of Chapman and of the Enterprise Senior Center.
Survivors include two sons: Vernon and his wife Jackie of Arlington, TX;
Marvin and his wife Jolene of Bartlesville, OK; two daughters, Janice
Neuschafer of McPherson, Mary Avery and her husband Dennis of Abilene; two
sisters, Viola Axman of Olmitz and irene Mattas of Wilson; four brothers,
Edward, Hoisington, August, Claflin, Stephen, Claflin and Jerome, Rose Hill;
six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren five grandchildren, three step
The funeral was held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman on October
17. Father Richard Lutgen officiated. Burial was in the St. Patrick's
Cemetery, Chapman.
Memorials may be given to St. Michael's Catholic Church of Chapman or
Hospice of Dickinson County in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429,
Chapman, KS 67431.

Norbert Farney
SYLVAN GROVE, ­ Norbert Farney, 81, Sylvan Grove, died Thursday, Oct. 11.
Farney was born February 23, 1920 in Sylvan Grove to Dennis Farney, Sr. and
Lena Kasper. He worked as a farmer and stockman.
Survivors include: two brothers, Dennis J. of Wilson and Emil Farney of
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic
Church, Wilson. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Betty S. Wade
PITTSBURG ­ Betty S. Wade, 57, died October 14 at the Mt. Carmel Medical
She was born July 20, 1944 in Independence the daughter of Rockey and Jewel
Williams Whinery.
On June 30, 1964 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Wade in Carthage,
MO. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Wade was a long time resident of the Coffeyville area moving to
Pittsburg six years ago. She was a teachers aide for the Coffeyville Head
Start and also secretary for Wade Quality Termite Control; in Coffeyville
for over 28 years.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Cherryvale.
In her younger years she enjoyed tap dancing and ceramics.
Other survivors include a son, Rocky, Ft. Scott; a daughter Tammy Conklin
and son-in-law Don of the home; brother Rockey Whinery III of Cherryvale, a
twin sister Barbara Wheeler, Ellsworth; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Maxine Bryant and
Loretta Whinery; and two brothers, Howard OJack' and Lloyd Whinery.
Funeral services were Oct. 17, at the Friskel Funeral Home with Rev. George
Powers officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Memorial are
suggested to The Feed the Children Fund in care of Friskel Funeral Home, 230
E. McKay, Frontenac, KS 66763.

Michael Allan Lacey
GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Michael Allan Lacey, 39, Gladstone, Mo., passed away
Wednesday, Oct. 10, at his residence.
Lacey was born May 12, 1962 in Wichita. His interests included books, movie
videos, and camping.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lacey in May of 2000, and
his maternal grandparents, Albina and Earl Gourley.
Suvivors include: his mother and step-father, Velma and Jerry Kidd; two
sisters, Teresa Faller and her husband Gary and Dawn Renee Shriner; three
nieces, Kristy, Kelly, and Kacey Shriner; two nephews, Josh and Matt Faller;
and his loving extended family at Concerned Care.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 13 at the McGilley Antioch Chapel,
Kansas City. Graveside services were Saturday at the Kanopolis Cemetery,
The family suggests contributions to Ministry to the Disabled, c/o Catholic
Charities, 1112 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 64105.

Kenneth D. "Bud" Jenicek
CHICKASHA, Okla. -- Kenneth D. "Bud" Jenicek, 82, Chickasha, Okla., died
Oct. 9,  while mowing his yard on a picture-perfect Oklahoma autumn day.
A long-time Chickasha resident, Jenicek was born to William F. and Ella
(Johansen) Jenicek at Great Bend, Kan. on May 17, 1919.
He attended Kansas State University and worked as an aeronautics engineer.
Jenicek was married to Evelyn Burroughs from Dec. 26, 1958 to 1965.
Raised as one of five children on the family farm in Holyrood, Jenicek was
an avid fisherman in his younger years. He still enjoyed driving his own car
and caring for his house, yard and fruit trees. He always shared his peach
crop with friends and family.
His family liked hearing him tell about growing up during the Dust Bowl and
designing airplanes. He maintained a lively interet in American and World
history, regularly read U.S. News and World Report and Readers Digest
condensed books, and loyally followed the Fighting Chicks, Kansas State
Wildcats and Sooner sports teams.
He spent many happy holidays with his family in Norman, Okla. and looked
forward to homemade pies. Special times will not be the same without our
"Great Uncle Bud."
Jenicek was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Dorothy Bock,
Lucile Widner, and Vivian Bellrose; and one brother, Paul Jenicek.
Survivors include: five nices, Dr. Evelyn Arrowood and husband Bob of St.
Louis, Janice Austin of Glencale, Ariz., Patricia Black, Ella Herron, and
Dr. Margo E. Wilson and husband Thom of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two nephews, Paul
Bock and Daryl Flores; two grandnephews, Dr. Victor Wilson, wife Dr. Pamela
Gossin and children Will, Christian, and Olivia, all of Norman, Okla., Rick
Wilson, wife Lucia and son Tony of Phoenix, Ariz.; and other grand and great
grandnieces, nephews, and relations.
The memorial service was held at McRay's Funeral Home in Chickasha on
Friday, Oct. 12. Uncle Bud will be buried between his parents and brother at
the St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood. Graveside
services were held Sunday, Oct. 14.

Marion C. Swart
SALINA ­ Marion C. Swart, 87, Salina, died Oct. 11.
Swart was born Marion Chegwidden on Sept. 24, 1914 in rural Dorrance, the
daughter of Harry and Caroline (Essig) Chegwidden. She was an elementary
school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Swart in 1998 and her
Suvivors include: two sons, Harry and Roger Swart, both of Wilson; one
sister, Alice Phillips of Salina; and one grandchild.
Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 15 at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina.
Burial was Monday at the Wilson City Cemetery, Wilson.
Memorials are suggested to the Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina.

Terry Steven Hoss
RUSSELL ­ Terry Steven Hoss, 55, died Oct. 3 at Russell Regional Hospital in
Russell. He was born April 1, 1946, in Goodland, the son of John and Erma
Anderson Hoss. He married Betty J. Witt in 1973 in Lincoln.
A resident of Russell, coming from Bunker Hill, he was a truck driver and
operated his own trucking business.
Hoss was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6240. He was a U.S.
Marine Corps. veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two sons, Shawn Hoss of Hays and Cody Hoss of Russell; one
daughter, Terri Jane Hoss of Hays; his father of Russell; one brother, Roger
Hoss of Russell; one sister, Judy Novotny of Holyrood; and two
Funeral was Oct. 6 at Pohlman1s Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Russell, with
the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating.
Burial was at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Russell.
 Memorials are suggested to Russell Regional Hospital, in care of the

Kenneth L. DeWerff
ELLINWOOD ­ Kenneth L. DeWerff, 73, died Oct. 6.
He was born May 10, 1928, in Ellinwood, the son of Chester L. and Clara
Scheufler DeWerff.
He married Bessie Davis Kasselman June 7, 1954, in Ellinwood.
A lifelong resident of Ellinwood, he was a stockman and farmer.
DeWerff was a member of First Baptist Church in Ellinwood and American
Quarterhorse Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Steven Whynn DeWerff of
Derby and Jeffrey Wayne DeWerff of Ellinwood; two daughters, Linda Lee
Borror of Calhan, Colo., and Jane Kathleen Thier of Ellinwood; two brothers,
Vernon DeWerff of Ellinwood and Neil DeWerff of Hays; two sisters, Edith
Meyer of Alva, Okla., and Virginia Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 11
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. David Wesner
officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in
Memorials are suggested to Fellowship of Christian Cowboys in Colorado
Springs, Colo., in care of Kimple Funeral Home Great Bend.

Leonard "Pete" John Peterman
MILACA, MINNESOTA - Leonard "Pete" John Peterman, 73, died Monday, Oct. 1,
 He was born December 17, 1927 to Frank and Bertha (Burmeister) Peterman in
He was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Ellsworth and also
attended the Christian Day School. He worked for Northern Natural Gas Co. in
Bushton, until he entered the U.S. Marine Corps.
 He married Doris Nienke February 26, 1950 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in
 He was then called back to serve in the Marines, where he attained the rank
of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded a Purple Heart during the Korean War.
After the service he was a self-employed pipeline welder from Texas to
Alaska. In 1960 he settled east of Milaca. Leonard continued as a pipeline
welder until retirement. He raised Angus cattle for many years and was a
member of the American Angus Association, Minnesota Angus Association and
the National Cattleman Associ-ation. He was  a  member of the Milaca
American Legion and the VFW in Ellsworth. He was also a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Ogilvie and the Pipe Welders Local 798 of Tulsa, Okla.
He was artistic in design and inventing with his welding and he enjoyed
He is survived by his wife, Doris of Milaca; children, Melinda and husband
Cliff Senlycki of Princeton; Peggy Peterman of Cold Spring, Minn.; Wesley
Peterman of Ogilvie; Sally Peterman of Baldwin, Wis.; Dan and wife Kim
Peterman of Peosta, Iowa; and Joel and wife Melissa Peterman of Lakeville,
Minn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence and
wife Mona Peterman of Ellsworth; sisters, Anita Holle of Ellsworth, and
Betty and husband Victor Urbanek of Andrews, Tex.; also by many other
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene and Evelyn;
grandson, Waylon Senlycki; and a stillborn granddaughter.
Funeral servicers were held Friday, Oct. 5, at the St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Ogilvie with the Rev. James Hesse officiating.
 Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery south of Ogilvie.
Memorials are preferred.

Dorothy M. Smith
HOLYROOD -- Dorothy M. Smith, 85, Holyrood, died Monday, Oct. 8 at her
She was born to John and Anna (Ehler) Siemsen Sept. 18, 1916 in Holyrood.
She lived most of  her life in Holyrood, working at one time as a JC Penneys
office clerk in Wichita and California. In 1944, she married Melbourne "Bud"
Smith. They later divorced.
She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Paul's United Church
of Christ, both of Holyrood.
Smith was preceded in death by her brother Herman Siemsen on Sept. 13, 1944.
Survivors include four sisters, Margaret Mehl, Mildred Hannaberry, Gertrude
Cundiff, all of Holyrood, and Lou Ella Strong, Lakeview, AR; and many nieces
and nephews.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at St. Paul's United Church of
Christ, Pastor Mary Lou Klein officiating.
Visitation is 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Parson's Funeral Home and 9-10 a.m.
Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church.

Amalia Sommers
ELLSWORTH ­ Amalia Sommers, 100, passed from this life on October 1 at her
She was a life long resident of Ellsworth and was born to Ethel Grace
Riddell and George J. Brenner October 29,, 1900.
Clayton Eli Sommers and Amalia were united in marriage on July 29, 1925 in
She was a first grade teacher at Ellsworth and a bookkeeper for their
business, City Plumbing and Heating, life member of Eastern Star, American
Legion Auxiliary, an organist for and a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal
Church, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, a past school board member, all
of Ellsworth and a Life Master in duplicate bridge.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. Sommers, Topeka; a daughter Joyce A.
Patterson, Ellsworth; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton on October 1, 1972.
Memorial service will be  Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Holy Apostles Episcopal
Church, Ellsworth, Rev Kevin Schmidt officiant.
Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Salina.

Arlene Redman Helus
COLUMBUS, OHIO ­ Arlene Redman Helus, 85, passed away on September 26 at the
St. Angela Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, Ohio.
She was born and raised in the Wilson and Ellsworth area. She and her
husband Leo lived in Ohio the past 50 years. She was a member of Christ
Presbyterian Church, past president of the International Food Service
Executives Association, Columbus Branch, and past president of The Gourmet
She is survived by her husband, Leo H. Helus; sister Beverly J. Bailey,
Pickerington, Ohio, brother, George F. (Janie) Redman, Salina; and nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George F and Grace P.
Redman; her brother, Leon G. Redman; and her sister Betty J. Kale.
A memorial service will be held, 1 p.m., Saturday,  October  6 at Christ
Presbyterian Church, 4220 Cleveland Ave. Columbus OH, with Reverend Jim
Arnot officiating.

Charles Lee Herber
OAKLAND, NEB. ­ Charles Lee Herber, 64, Oakland, died Friday, Sept. 28,
Mr. Herber was born Feb. 17, 1937, at Wilson.  He was a self-employed
Survivors include two sons, Charles Barnett of Oklahoma City and Jimmy
Porterfield of Boonville, Mo.; three daughters, Lolita Glebavicius of
Elsberry, Mo., Rosita Golbek of Omaha and Ginette S. Lehner of Hays; two
brothers, Leonard of Apache, Okla., and Richard of New Florence, Pa.; two
sisters, Dorothy Ann Hines of Monticello, Ark., and Peggy Eperson of Sand
Springs, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.
The service was Oct. 1 at Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handed arrangements.

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