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ADAMSON, Norman
COLUMBUS, KANSAS: Norman E. Adamson, 70, died October 1, 2004. He was born May 1, 1934 to Ernest Adamson and Lavon Slover Adamson. He was a parts manager for Ford Motor Company for 29 years, and retired from Mattox Body Shop. He enjoyed woodworking and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Bruna Faye Judy Adamson; two daughters, Norma Burnett of Miami, OK, and Marla Glasgow of Columbus; a brother, Ray Adamson of Kansas City, MO; three sisters, Aileen Mack and Margie Higginbotham of Columbus, and Marcia Mathes of Grove, OK; 3 grandchildren; and 2 step-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant sisters. Interment was at Edgmond Cemetery under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.

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ADMIRE, Peggy
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Peggy Admire, 71, died November 29, 2008. She was born November 2, 1937 to Clyde and Hilda Admire. She is survived by a son, Marc Dixon; a brother, Kenneth Admire; and four sisters, Fran Pearman, Betty Wineinger, Thelma Tilton, and Bonnie Meyer. She was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter; a brother; and her parents. Cremation arrangements were handled by Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Glen
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Glen Gene Allen, died March 5, 1994. He was born December 6, 1924 to Glen and Velma Fischer Allen. He was president of Allen Enterprises, an agribusiness management, counseling and and investment program. He was involved in projects both across the U.S. and internationally. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and a master's degree in marketing and statistics. He was a research fellow in the economics department. He served on the agricultural committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and was a past president and consultant for the Livestock Merchandising Institute. He was a member of the long-range planning committee for the Topeka-Shawnee County Health Agency, and was a member of the Topeka Rotary Club and the Topeka Genealogical Society. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Scott Allen; two daughters, Dr. Patti Allen and Peggy Ruegger; a son, Scott Fischer Allen; two sisters, Reta French and Maxine Hobble; and 3 grandchildren. A memorial service was held at West Side Christian Church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery by Parker-Price Mortuary.

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AMRINE, Charles
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS: Charles M. "Chuck" Amrine, 81, died July 11, 2007. He was born March 5, 1926 to Riley M. and Ethel Coffman Amrine. He was the retired owner of Midwest Supply, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Full Gospel Assembly. He is survived by his wife, Guandola A. Van Dyne Amrine; two sons, Ray (Pat) of Hutchinson, and Carl (Debbie) of Wichita; two sisters, Frances (Floyd Yoder) of South Hutchinson, and Joyce (John) Braegger of Brigham City, UT; two brothers, John H. (Bea) of Canon City, CO, and Ted (Lu) of Tucson, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Pam Amrine of Wichita; 6 grandchildren; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dan; and a brother, Robert. Burial with military honors was at Fairlawn Cemetery by Elliott Mortuary.

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ARNOLD, William A.
NEODESHA, KANSAS: William A. "Willie" Arnold, 79, died October 11, 1975 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita. He was born May 2, 1896 in Sleeper, MO to Emmitt and Mary Campbell Arnold. He retired from the Frisco Railroad, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the VFW, and had been a Neodesha resident for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Laura Thomas Arnold; three sons, Donald W. Arnold, Charles R. Arnold, and Murl Arnold, all of Neodesha; two daughters, Mary (Harold) Lower of Killeen, TX, and Mrs. Thelma Howe of Dearborn Heights, MI; two stepdaughters, Evelyn (Lester) Crawford of Neodesha, and Alaura (Willard) Polite of North Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Eula Phileps of Snyder, OK, and Mrs. Edith Johnson of Milburn, OK; 26 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery by Loran-Fawcett Funeral Home.

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ASMAN, Norman J.
SALINA, KANSAS: Norman J. Asman, 72, died March 26, 2004. He was born April 21, 1931 to John and Martha Asman. He was a corporate packaging manager for Schwan's Sales, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He attended the First Christian Church of Salina. He was a member of the American Gunsmithing Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed gunsmithing, hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Garland Asman; a daughter, Becky Kauth of Appleton; a son, Derk Asman of Springfield, MO; two stepsons, Dan Alley (Sue) of Tucson, AZ, and Mike Alley of Salina; a stepdaughter, Debbi Racobs of Kingwood, TX; 2 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 2 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vern Asman; a sister, Vera Blondey; and his parents. Services were held at the First Christian Church of Salina. Arrangements were entrusted to Ryan Mortuary.

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AYERS, Nicholas
BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS: Nicholas Ayers, 5, died May 27, 1946 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers; a brother, Edward; and two sisters, Constance and Betty. Services were held at the First Methodist Church. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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BABLITY, Giovanna
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Giovanna Campesi Bablity, 91, passed away March 3, 2005. She was born in Alghero, Italy on May 11, 1913. She attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Bablity. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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BEAR, Lonnie
WATHENA, KANSAS: Lonnie L. Bear, 59, died November 16, 2009 at Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, MO. He was born September 7, 1950 in Wathena to John and Norma Droz Bear. He was a farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by a daughter, Lona Bear; his mother, Norma Bear; a sister, Linda Kay Bear of St. Joseph, MO; a brother and sister-in-law, Vick and Diana Bear of Wathena; 3 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter on the way; a niece; a nephew; and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, John Bear; and a brother, Johnnie Bear. Interment was at Bellemont Cemetery under the direction of Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home.

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BELL, Helen
COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS: Helen Maxine Bell, 90, died July 26, 2007. She was born February 22, 1917 to Verl and Maude Blaine Heady. She attended the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Doug Bell of Coffeyville; a daughter, LouAnn of Fairhope, AL; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Bell; and a son, Ed Bell. Inurnment was at Neosho County Memorial Park.

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BELL, Ronda
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Ronda Lucille Bell, 20, died November 11, 1983. She was born July 11, 1963 in Omaha, NE. She was a press operator for Atchison Leather Products, and was a Lutheran. She was a former resident of Kansas City, MO. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Andersen of Albuquerque, NM; her mother and stepfather, Glenda and Dwayne Foster of Dearborn; a son, Michael D. Bell of Atchison; a brother, Harold Andersen of St. Joseph; two stepbrothers, Bart Foster and Brett Foster, both of Creston, IA; a half-sister, Kellie J. Foster of Dearborn; four stepsisters, Stephanie Statton, Susan Statton, Kim Statton and Michelle Statton, all of Albuquerque; her maternal grandmother, Lucille Brockus of Vancouver, WA; and her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Andersen of Omaha. Interment was at the Faucett Cemetery in Faucett, MO with arrangements by Stanton Mortuary.

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BERRY, Cleetis
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Cleetis "Cleet" Berry, 96, died March 18, 2006. He was born October 23, 1909. He worked for the State of Kansas for over 30 years, and was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. He was a longtime resident of Aldersgate Village, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by two sons; Ken Berry (Aleda) of Topeka, and Tim Berry (Linda) of Banner, WY; a brother, Willis Berry of Colorado; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Una Graham Berry and Elizabeth Gregory Berry. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel.

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BLAKE, Byron
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Byron Edward Blake, 84, died October 12, 2007. He was born July 3, 1923 in Colorado Springs, CO to Harry and Elizabeth Barlow Blake. He retired from the U.S. Post Office, and formerly worked for the Mauer-Neuer Packing Plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in Germany. He married Betty Spencer in 1945. Survivors include a sister, Sue J. Namur of Florida. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Scott; and brothers Burel and John Blake, and George Durall. Interment was at the IOOF Cemetery in Ponca City, OK. Arrangements were handled by Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home.

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BLANKA, Erma
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Erma E. Blanka, 88, died December 13, 1993 in Overland Park. She was born April 30, 1905 in Bancroft, KS. She had lived in Topeka since 1925. Survivors include two daughters, Sharyn Minnick of Overland Park, and Joanne Lowe of St. Joseph; a brother, Dell Davis of Lake Isabella, CA; six sisters, Helen Miller of Kearney, NE, Elva Davis and Billie Ramsey of Vinita, OK, Maudie Gabbert of Wenatchee, WA, Gaynelle Tonkin of San Jacinto, CA, and Donna Bunker of Lake Isabella, CA; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Blanka. Interment was at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery with arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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BLUE, Beverly
WICHITA, KANSAS: Beverly R. Blue, 59, died August 29, 1994 in Wichita. She was born December 5, 1934 in Stockham, NE. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; two sons, Kip of Overland Park, and Randy of Leawood; two brothers, Doyle Ross and Yalta Ross; a sister, Deanna Cooley; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at the chapel of Resthaven Mortuary. Interment was at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

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BOHM, Leonard
SALINA, KANSAS: Leonard J. Bohm, 88, died November 22, 2011. He was born July 11, 1923 in Clifton to Joseph and Margaret Veesart Bohm. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral Parish, Salina VFW Post #1432, and Knights of Columbus Council #601, where he served as Past Grand Knight. Survivors include his wife, Dorthy Bohm; a son, Roger (Judy) Bohm of Salina; a daughter, Joyce (David) Wakefield of Salina; a sister, Arlene Nelson of Concordia; a brother, Harold Bohm of Fort Morgan, CO; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Teasley; a half-sister, Elna Duncan; and a grandson, Daniel Bohm. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Ryan Mortuary.

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BOOR, Victor
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Victor Lynn Boor, 74, died July 30, 2009 at KU Hospital. He was born April 23, 1935 to Homer and Lois Cutler Boor. He was a retail sales clerk at Kasey Paint Company, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He had attended Kansas City Kansas Junior College. He is survived by a sister, Linda Chiles (David); and a sister-in-law, Janice Boor. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Glenn A. Boor. Services were held at White Church Christian Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Porter Funeral Home.

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BOORIGIE, Tressa
INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS: Tressa L. Boorigie, 94, died January 21, 2006. She was born September 9, 1911 to Samuel Lewis and Stella K. Goodwin Parks. She formerly worked at Mercy Hospital, and was the Kansas state field director for Women's Life Insurance. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the VFW, the Royal Neighbors, and the Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. She is survived by three sons, Eddie Boorigie of Independence, Freddie Boorigie of Cherryvale, and Gary Redman of Elk City; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Boorigie; her parents; seven sisters; four brothers; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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BOOTEN, John E.
EDGERTON, KANSAS: John Edward Booton, 65, died December 8, 2008. He was born March 20, 1943 in Stratford, NJ, to James Walter and Susanne Elizabeth Ogbin Booton. He was a retired wastewater plant operator for the City of Gardner with 29 years of service. He enjoyed sports, and coached Little League baseball. He was a World War II history enthusiast, and a member of the Kansas Water Treatment Association. He is survived by his wife, Delores Ann McCurry Booton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Brittany Booton of Spring Hill, Jeffery and Marcia Booton and Bill and Jessica Booton of Edgerton; sisters, Sue Krulock of Elyria, OH and Vena Glendon of Vincentown, NJ; and 6 grandchildren, with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Paul Booton. Inurnment was at Waverly Cemetery under the direction of Bruce Funeral Home.

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BORTON, Murl
NEODESHA, KANSAS: Murl William Borton, 93, died March 26, 2003 at Beverly Health and Rehab in Neodesha. He was born October 17, 1909 in Clinton County, OH to Golder and Vera Frances Claybaugh Borton. He was raised in Port William, OH. He was a retired tool and die maker, and had also lived in California, Arizona, and Dayton, OH. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Show Low, AZ, and the Moose Lodge in Piqua, OH. He is survived by his wife, Anna Seyfferle Borton; a daughter, Sandra Hladky of Sycamore; two sons, Timothy C. Borton of Neodesha, and Gary R. Borton of Mims, FL; two half-brothers, Donald Borton and Golder Charles Borton, both of Sidney, OH; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother; two sisters; and a grandson. Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery by Loran Fawcett Funeral Home.

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BOUCHER, Armetha
ALTOONA, KANSAS: Armetha Marie Boucher, 81, died August 26, 2007. She was born May 7, 1926 to Ichabod Lloyd and Marie Esther Condon Lee. She was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Barton County Hospital in Lamar, MO, and was a member of the Altoona First Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Earl H. Boucher; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Don Vaughn of Fredonia; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clint and Cara Boucher of Joplin, MO, and Wayne Boucher of Altoona; two sisters, Sharon Milner of Fredonia, and Delma Copp of Augusta; a sister-in-law, Betty Lee of Wichita; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Boucher and Edward Boucher; a brother, Ersel Lee; her parents; and a granddaughter. Burial was at the Altoona Cemetery with arrangements by Timmons Funeral Home.

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BRECHT, Martha
COTTONWOOD FALLS, KANSAS: Martha Elizabeth Brecht, 48, died September 28, 1946 near Strong City. She was born August 10, 1898 in Strong City to John and Elizabeth Brecht. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include her mother; an uncle, John Gates of Strong City, and a cousin, Henry Brecht. She was preceded in death by her father and a twin sister.

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BROOKS, Ernest
THAYER, KANSAS: Ernest Earl Brooks, 69, died October 12, 1975. He was born February 18, 1906 in Malta, OH to John and Edith Rothrock Brooks. He operated a grocery store in Thayer, and had also farmed in the Coffeyville area. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Cole Brooks; a son, Roger C. Brooks of Chanute; a brother, Harold Tator of Coffeyville; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Snell of Independence, and Mrs. Dale Lee of Wichita; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence with arrangements by Webb Funeral Home.

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BROUGHTON, Lloyd
BRONSON, KANSAS: Lloyd Dewey Broughton died July 14, 1976 at the Marmaton Valley Rest Home in Uniontown. He was born May 10, 1898 to George and Rose Burrows Broughton. He ran Dewey's Market and Dewey's Restaurant. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II, and was a member of the American Legion and the Moran World War I Barracks. Survivors include a son, Forrest E. Broughton of Bronson; a brother, Pascal Broughton of Pittsburg; 3 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Anderson Broughton. Interment was at the Bronson Cemetery under the direction of Kunkel-Ralston-Hutton Funeral Home.

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CALKINS, Lillian
HOLTON, KANSAS: Lillian Rose Calkins, 87, died May 5, 2006. She was born December 12, 1918 to John and Mary Straka Zulek. She was a housekeeper for the Jackson County Courthouse, and was an Avon sales representative. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd Ray and Mary Calkins of Holton; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Calkins of Topeka; and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude F. Calkins; and two sons, Larry Robert Calkins and Floyd Ross Calkins. Services were held at Community Church of Christ. Cremation arrangements were handled by Mercer Funeral Home. Inurnment was at Holton Cemetery.

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CANARY, Mary
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Mary Canary, 75, died December 5, 1925. She was born in Ireland to Thomas Brodish and Ellen Haugh. She worked as a housekeeper. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery under the direction of Chaney Funeral Home.

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CANNON, Betty
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Betty Lou Cannon, 71, died February 4, 2006 at her residence. She was born November 8, 1934 in Lawrence to William and Cora Smith Lee. She had been a cook, waitress, nurse's aide and factory worker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Robinson and Billie Brouhard, both of Lawrence; six sons, Harold Cannon, Jr., William Cannon, Thomas Cannon, Richard Cannon, Clinton Edwards, and Paul Lee, all of Lawrence; two sisters, Billie Greer of Kansas City, MO, and Martha Lee of Lawrence; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cannon, Sr.; and a daughter, Dorothy Cannon. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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CASHMAN Galen
MAYETTA, KANSAS: Galen F. Cashman, 53, died July 26, 2003 at the Community Hospital in Onaga. He was born July 1, 1950 in Topeka to Glenn R. and Geneva E. Whitcraft Cashman. He was a farmer and stockman, and operated C Bar Guns. He worked with his parents at Cashman and Son Feed store in Holton, and had also worked for Garst, Thomas and Pioneer Seed companies. He was a graduate of Highland Community College, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Holton. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Friends of the NRA, and the Holton Future Farmers of America Alumni. He is survived by his wife, Diane Elaine Robson Cashman; a son, Zac Cashman; and his mother-in-law, Helen Robson of Holton. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Netawaka Cemetery under the direction of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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CASSITY, Melvin
WICHITA, KANSAS: Melvin W. Cassity, 69, died January 24, 2010. He was born April 30, 1940. He was a retired grain elevator manager. He is survived by his wife, Edna Cassity; his sons, Tony (Gayvon) Cassity of Benton, and Faron Cassity and Shawn L. (Shawn C.) Cassity, both of Wichita; a brother, Larry (Rosalee) Cassity of Wichita; four sisters, Mona Turner of Wichita, Helen (Dwight) Moore of Sulpulpa, OK, and Betty (Elmo) Roberts and Willadean Braapon, both of Harrison, AR; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jerry and Eli Cassity. Arrangements were handled by Cochran Mortuary.

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CHILCOTT, Ruth
LECOMPTON, KANSAS: Ruth Patterson Chilcott, 89, died April 29, 2005 in Topeka. She was born September 28, 1915 near Harveyville to Lloyd A. and Mary Alice Michael Patterson. She was the former owner of the Home Cafe in Topeka, and had been a Lecompton resident for 48 years. During World War II, she worked as a riveter for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego. She was a member of Tecumseh United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Justin Chilcott; three daughters, Cheryl Busey of Topeka, Linda Poort of Tecumseh, and Alice Bates of Waverly, NE; a son, Richard Werts of Bella Vista, AR; two brothers, Howard T. Patterson of Wichita, and Harold L. Patterson of Topeka; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were held at Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Interment was at Eastview Cemetery.

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CHRISTLIEB, Alice
PARK CITY, KANSAS: Alice Irene Lindsay Christlieb, 70, died January 12, 2006. She was born April 29, 1935 in Cherryvale to David Isaac Lindsay and Myrtle Irene Ballard. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lydia Swanson of Goessel, Roberta and Monty Guthrie of Augusta, Penny and Mark Smithhart of Whitewater, Peggy and Chuck Roets of Valley Center, and Lila Shea and Ginny Shea, both of Park City; her sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas C. Christlieb of Lynchburg, MO, and Ron and Rita Christlieb of Meriden; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry Christlieb of Wichita, Lan and LaDonna Lindsay of Broken Arrow, OK, DeeLou and Barbara Lindsay of Tulsa, Margie Kurtz of Durham, Carolyn Knickrehm of Douglass, and Jay and Edith Lindsay, Joann Lindsay and Harold Brannon, all of Odessa, MO; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Freda and Kenneth Winkleman of Cherryvale, Phyllis and Jim Nolan of Whitewater, and Iva and Walter Simmons of Independence; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Christlieb; her parents; a sister, May; a brother, Samuel; and a great-granddaughter, Kala Jade Tegethoff. Services were held at Wichita Heights Baptist Church. Interment was at the Kechi Cemetery under the direction of Baker Funeral Home.

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CHRISTMAN, Henry
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS: Henry H. Christman, 83, died August 12, 2006. He was born July 30, 1923 to Frank H. and Stella Christman. He retired from Cessna/Eaton Hydraulics after 28 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by two sons, Phil and Doug; two daughters, Linda Fleming and Robin Hoover; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, W. Darlene Hisey Christman; and his siblings. Burial with military honors was at Fairlawn Burial Park by Elliott Mortuary.

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CLANCY, Charles
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Charles Clancy, 65, died August 25, 1983 in Cairo, IL. He was born September 6, 1917 in Cairo to George and Louise Behrendt Clancy. He retired from the General Motors plant in Kansas City, and was a World War II veteran. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Corine Rainwater Clancy; a son, Daniel M. Clancy of Lenexa; his mother, of Mount Vernon, IL; two brothers, John Raymond Clancy and Paul Clancy; and five sisters, Edna Clancy, Erma Diggs, Rosemary Riddle, Doris Simmons, and Betty Raines. Interment was at Chapel Hills Memorial Garden under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.

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CLUM, Walter
HUMBOLDT, KANSAS: Walter D. Clum, 99, died May 19, 2005. He was born November 12, 1905 to Eddie R. and Bertha E. Seibert Clum. He retired from Monarch Cement Company with 35 years of service, and also worked for the Katy Railroad for 16 years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Humboldt, and was a member of the Rotary Club. He was a Mason, and was active in Scouting for 25 years. He is survived by four sons, Duane (Charlotte) of Chanute, Arnold (Sonja) of Arvada, CO, Lyle (Margaret) of Vero Beach, FL, and Dwight (Jo Ann) of Hiawatha; a sister, Mildred Glassburn of Corona, CA; 9 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velda L. Negley Clum; his parents; a sister, Glenna Jones; and an infant grandson. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Humboldt. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute with arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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COHN, Myrtle
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS: Myrtle Cohn, 105, died September 19, 2011 in Overland Park. She was the youngest of eleven children. She earned a two-year degree at Lindenwood College in Saint Charles, MO. She volunteered at Menorah Hospital for over 25 years, and enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Frank; and all of her siblings. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Louis Memorial Chapel.

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COLGLAZIER, Evelyn
ROZEL, KANSAS: Evelyn Mary Colglazier, 75, died August 28, 2000. She was born May 26, 1925 to Louis A. and Loretta B. Herman Giessel. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned and Holy Rosary Church in Burdett. She is survived by two daughters, Fay Murphey of Garfield, and Betty Ackerman of Offerle; three sons, Ray, Joe L., and Daniel R., all of Rozel; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert DeRoo and Gail Arthur Colglazier; a son, John A.; a sister, Genevieve; four brothers, Leo, John, Alfred, and Paul; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Larned Cemetery by Beckwith Mortuary.

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COOPER, Lawrence
GRENOLA, KANSAS: Lawrence Raymond Cooper died April 14, 1890. He was born February 18, 1890 to W.B. and Jennie Cooper. Burial was at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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COOPRIDER, Wilma
McPHERSON, KANSAS: Wilma Cooprider, 80, died September 28, 2008 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She was born January 28, 1928 in LaGrange County, IN to George L. and Emma Sommers Sparks. She is survived by her husband, James Cooprider; a daughter, Donna Burnett (Richard) of Salina; her sons, Duane (Julie), and Jim (Cindy), all of McPherson; 4 four grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and a brother. Services were held at South Hutchinson Mennonite Church. Interment was at West Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.

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COTTRELL, Florence
SHAWNEE, KANSAS: Florence Marie Cottrell, 96, died January 13, 2010. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Juli Cottrell of Lawrence; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa with arrangements by Amos Family Funeral Home.

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COUNTRYMAN, Margaret
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Margaret Hubbard Countryman, 97, died February 16, 1979 at Valley View Care Home. She was born October 30, 1881 in Rochelle, IL. She was a former resident of DeKalb, IL and moved to Lawrence in 1970. Survivors include a son, William D. Countryman of Northfield, VT; two daughters, Mrs. Philip S. Humphrey of Lawrence, and Mrs. Andrew M. Ives of Sun City, AZ; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, IL. Arrangements were handled by Rumsey Funeral Home and Anderson Funeral Home.

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CRIDER, Jere
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Jere R. Crider, 84, died December 27, 2003 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born May 11, 1919 in Winslow, AR to James Moses and Auda Carter Crider. He was a longtime oil production supervisor in eastern Kansas and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had attended Sterling College on a basketball scholarship. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the American Legion, and the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roberta Demint Crider; two sons, John M. Crider and Paul Crider, both of Lawrence; a daughter, Dr. Kay Crider of Lecompton; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dr. Susan Crider Pipkin. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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CULP, Lucille
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Lucille M. Culp, 63, died November 27, 2003. She was born July 26, 1940 to Elmer "Dutch" and Dollie Bell Culp. She worked as a clerk with several local businesses, including Hallmark Cards. She enjoyed playing bingo and collecting bells, and was a member of Eagles Auxiliary #55. She is survived by two daughters, Candi Ruechel of Kearney, MO, and Sharon Kay Bell of Claycomo, MO; three sisters, Shirley Koch of McLouth, Ethel Stevenson of Highlandville, MO, and Kathryn Kinkeade of DeLand, FL; a brother, Richard Culp of Gladstone, MO; and 4 grandchildren She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy French and Patti Rozinski; and a brother, Nick Culp. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Leintz Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, William M.
BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS: William M. Davis, 80, died January 6, 2006. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Fonda Petty of California; three sons, Terry, Deran and Barry, all of Kansas; a sister, Betty Lew Moore of Fincastle; a brother, Robert Dewey of Millboro; a foster brother, Sam Burke of Millboro; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel LaTurner Davis; and a son, Kevin Davis. Interment with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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DELGADO, Eloisa
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Eloisa L. Delgado died August 20, 2004. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on August 10, 1907. She and her family came to the U.S. when she was a child. She was employed at Garden City Laundry for 32 years. She attended St. Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed cooking, knitting, and crocheting. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Latin American Club, and the Finney County Senior Center. She is survived by two sons, Paul Delgado and Joe Delgado, both of Garden City; two daughters, Connie Cruz of Liberal, and Mary Hernandez of Garden City; 14 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery by Garnand Funeral Home.

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DESCHNER, Elizabeth
EL DORADO, KANSAS: Elizabeth Anne Deschner, 90, died December 26, 1996. She was born October 28, 1906 to the late William Henry and Ida Amelia Gladow Schroth. She worked as a legal secretary for Connell & Connell. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of El Dorado, and was a member of the Desk and Derrick Club. She is survived by two daughters, Marcia Jean Snow of El Dorado, and Jo Anne Lowe of Athens; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Henry Deschner; and two brothers. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit with arrangements by Carlson Funeral Home.

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DINGUS, Willis A.
PARK CITY, KANSAS: Willis Albert Dingus, 90, died October 8, 2005 at Allen County Hospital in Iola, KS. He was born May 14, 1915 in Mound City, KS to Ben and Hattie McCulley Dingus. He was the retired owner of Dingus Clock Repair, and had also worked as a mechanic for Boeing. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a former Mound City resident. He is survived by 2 grandchildren, Renee Kennedy and Bret Dingus; 2 great-grandchildren, Cheryl Kennedy and Crystal Morris; a cousin, Charles Jones; a nephew, Charles Smith; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Baughn Dingus; and a son, Albert Dingus. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery in Mound City under the direction of Coffel Schneider Funeral Home.

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DOLIFKA, Philip
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Philip J. Dolifka, 89, died January 7, 1968 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born in Vienna, Austria on May 2, 1878. He had been a Lawrence resident for 50 years. Survivors include three sons, Walter Dolifka of Lawrence, Earl Dolifka of Austin, TX, and Arthur Dolifka of Reno, NV; five daughters, Alice Moser of Hollenberg, Lorene Gardner of Casper, WY, Mildred Bourne of Loveland, CO, and Hilda Smith and Edna Goss, both of Topeka; and 20 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Sedlacek Funeral Home.

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DOMINGUEZ, Mary
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Mary Elizabeth Dominguez, 43, died June 3, 2004 at her residence. She was born August 18, 1960 in Topeka to Roy Eugene and Dorothy Mae Wishteyah Sheppard. She was a member of the Prairie Band Pottawatomi Nation and the Native American Church. She is survived by her husband, Santos Dominguez; a son, Dominic Lee Dominguez (Felicia) of Topeka; two stepsons, Anthony Dominguez of Springdale, AR, and Santos Dominguez of Topeka; a stepdaughter, Angela Dominguez of Azura, CA; her mother; three sisters, Norma Jean Shipshee of Mayetta, and Billie Jo Bridges and Nikki Sue Sheppard, both of Topeka; a brother, Gregg Allen Sheppard of Topeka; 2 grandchildren; and 7 step-grandchildren. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.

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DOMNANISH, Edward S.
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Edward Stephen "Ed" Domnanish, 84, died October 22, 2004. He was born February 1, 1920 to Joseph and Clara Rubick Domnanish. He was a Missouri Pacific Railroad employee for 37 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Linnea Falstrom Domnanish; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Pat, and Steve and Barb of Topeka; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Chris Tucker of Topeka, and Sharon and Dale Schlagel of Frisco TX; a brother, Eugene Domnanish of Bella Vista, AR; a sister, Lillian Kamuf of Kansas City, MO; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joseph Domnanish, Jr.; and two sisters, Emma Brook and Gladys Smith. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home.

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DONLAY, Thelma
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Thelma Donlay, 75, died October 12, 2007 at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield. She was born July 27, 1932 in Udall, KS to Lee and Ethel Love Keeling. She was an Avon representative for over 20 years, and was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Aaron G. Donlay; three daughters, Nancy Rutter-Roberts (Hugh) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Susan Graham (Duane) and Lydia Walker (Larry), all of Arkansas City; two sons, Dale Donlay (Janet) of Arkansas City, and Bryan Donlay (Moni) of Winfield; three sisters, Ila Johnson of Hawaii, and Brenda Duncan and Jessie Bonesteel, both of Winfield; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and several siblings. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Hawks Funeral Home.

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DROGE, Gertrude
ST. BENEDICT, KANSAS: Gertrude A. "Gertie" Droge, 87, died February 27, 2001. She was born August 11, 1913 to William and Mary Holan Koch. She attended St. Mary's Church. She is survived by two sons, Ray A. Droge and Craig Droge, both of Topeka; three daughters, Norma Jean Wojciechowski of Waterville, OH, Reva Deters of Seneca, and Diane Laub of Topeka; a brother, Lawrence Koch of Seneca; a sister, Lucy Deters of Seneca; 9 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Droge; an infant son, James Droge; a grandson, Darrell Droge; five brothers, William, Andrew, Louis, Wauncel, and Ralph Koch; and two sisters, Florence Feldkamp and Lena Barber. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Lauer Funeral Home.

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EAKLE, George
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS: George W. Eakle, 72, died November 9, 1971 at Mercy Hospital. He was born January 22, 1899 in Marion, IA to George W. and Ida Nusz Eakle. He retired from KG&E, and was a former secretary and assistant treasurer for Eastern Kansas Utilities. He came to Fort Scott in 1949. He was chairman of a fundraising drive for the construction of the Downtowner Hotel. He served on the board of directors for the United Fund, and was chairman of the Community Chest drives. He was active with the Chamber of Commerce, and was past president of the Fort Scott and Bourbon County Historical Society. He also served as lieutenant governor of Division 3 of the Kansas Kiwanis Clubs, and as president of the nursing student loan and scholarship fund at Mercy Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Larson Eakle. Interment was at Bourbon County Memory Gardens under the direction of Earl's Memorial Home.

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EKEY, Denzell
TOPKEA, KANSAS: Denzell Brooke Ekey, 80, died December 25, 2010 at Midland Respite in Topeka. He was born October 9, 1930 near Codell in Rooks County, KS to Emery S. and Lura Overholser Ekey. He held a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts from Fort Hays State University and a master's degree in education administration. He also earned a specialist degree in safety education from Central Missouri State University. He was the retired founder and president of Safety Consulting, Inc. in Topeka, and was nationally recognized as a safety consultant and expert witness. He was also superintendent of the Jamestown schools, and taught at Turon. He was an education specialist for the Kansas State Department of Education and director of civil defense education and training. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the National Education Association, the Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Fire Protection Association. He was a life member and past president of the Veterans of Safety and the American Academy of Safety Education, and served on the board of directors at Midland Hospice. He was a volunteer at Stormont-Vail Hospice and volunteer Ombudsman for Aldersgate Village. He enjoyed traveling, piloting his plane, and garage sales. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCormick Ekey; his children, Kay Ekey of Hot Springs, AR, Dirk Ekey of Santa Clara, CA, and Scott Ekey (Rosanna), of London, England; his stepchildren, Mark McCormick (Shannon) of Olathe, Dale McCormick of Lansing, Steve Bennett of Tulsa, OK, Julie Bennett Desmelik (Mike) of Stone Mountain, GA, and David Bennett (Jin Snook) of Biloxi, MS; his second wife, Sally Bennett Ekey of Merriam, KS; a brother, Doyle Ekey (Ruby) of Topeka; a granddaughter; and 10 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Fritzler Ekey; his parents; and an infant brother. Inurnment was at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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ENNEKING, Elizabeth
SENECA, KANSAS: Elizabeth B. Enneking, 89, died March 14, 2001 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was born October 17, 1911 to Frank and Wilhelmina Schraad Mohlman. She retired from the dietary department of the Seneca Hospital. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society, and was a volunteer at Ss. Peter and Paul Mission Center. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, gardening and yard work. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Kahler and Darlene Lechner, both of Topeka; four sons, LeRoy Enneking and Louis Enneking, Jr., both of Seneca, and Lynn Enneking and Linus Enneking, both of Topeka; a sister, Susan Groff of Seneca; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren; and a step great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis C. Enneking; a daughter, Betty Ward; three sisters, Josepha Wichman, Marie Staurhan, and Rita Noble; three brothers, Francis, Henry, and Joseph Mohlman; and a grandson, Jack Ward, Jr. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Lauer Funeral Home.

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ENOS, Marjorie
PERRY, KANSAS: Marjorie V. Enos, 96, died September 29, 2009. She was born November 29, 1912 to John William and Emily Bissell Newell. She attended Emporia Teachers College, and was a member of the Women's Hope Club. She enjoyed bowling, and bowled after the age of 90. She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Richards of Perry, Emily Pechefsky of Brooklyn, NY, and Mary Sue Layton of Lawrence; three sons, Paul Enos of Lawrence, Randall Enos of Middletown, NY, and Newell Enos of Salem, OR; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Mason Enos; and a son, Zimri Enos. Interment was at Newman-Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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ENYARD, Gayle
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Gayle L. Enyard, 61, died December 9, 2010 at Providence Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO to Paul and Alma Stewart Wiederholt. She was an emergency room secretary at St. John Hospital for 21 years, and enjoyed cooking and crafts. Survivors include her husband, Harold Enyard, Sr.; three sons, Michael (Marjorie) Wiederholt of Lansing, and William Enyard and Harold (Dana) Enyard, Jr., all of Leavenworth; a sister, Connie Grove; a brother, Paul (Romona) Wiederholt; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Sunset Memory Gardens by Leintz Funeral Home.

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ESTELLE, Herbert Lee
OLATHE, KANSAS: Herbert Lee Estelle, 69, died December 5, 2009. He was born May 25, 1940 to Luther and Thelma Dyer Estelle. He is survived by a sister, Willene Jones of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Harold Estelle of Shawnee; his nieces and nephews; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther, Jr., Calvin, and Ernest; and two sisters, Helen and Norma. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery under the direction of Amos Family Funeral Home.

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ETTER, Cleo
STAFFORD, KANSAS: Cleo Loreen Ahrens Etter, 86, died February 25, 2001 at Leisure Homestead in Stafford. She was born August 28, 1914 in Mankato to Lewis and Nancy Warren Ahrens. She was a nurse's aide at various nursing homes, and worked in Sylvia, South Hutchinson and St. John. She was also a former Los Angeles resident, where she was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by a stepdaughter, A. Marguerite Delka (Don) of Hardy; four stepsons, Larry Etter (Norma) of Hutchinson, Donald Etter (Pauline) of Bostwick, NE, Floyd Harris (Millie) of Paradise, CA, and Junior Etter (Wilma) of Forest Park, GA: 12 step-grandchildren; 20 step great-grandchildren; and 5 step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wesley Harris and Joseph O. Etter. Interment was at the Sylvia Cemetery.

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FARRES, Esther
WOODBINE, KANSAS: Esther O. Farres, 87, died September 1, 1979. She was a member of the Woodbine Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Lillis of Woodbine, Dyas of Latimer, and M. Scott of Kipp; five daughters, Joan Roehrman of Kanapolis, Oneda Jahnke and Charmaine Oesterreich, both of Woodbine, and Rose Watt and Opal Holscher, both of Tulare, CA; a sister, Peal Livingston, of Bartlesville, OK; 29 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert L. Farres; and two children, Olga Watt and Adair. Burial was at the Woodbine Cemetery under the direction of Donahue Funeral Home.

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FARRIS, Max S.
LIBERAL, KANSAS: Max Stanley Farris, 69, died January 30, 2010. He was born March 16, 1940 to Wayne Hamilton and Margie Magdalene Marie Eckels Farris. He was a truck driver with J&R Sand Company. He is survived by his wife, Maria Paz Lagunas Farris; two sons, Jonathon Farris (Rhonda), and Danny Ray Farris, all of Liberal; a daughter, Sandy Moorman (Patrick) of Overland Park; three brothers, Bill Farris (JaDeanna), Ernie Farris (Genevieve), and John Farris (Vickie), all of Alva, OK; a sister, Kay Loges of Alva, OK; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial was at Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.

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FAUNCE, Christina
MERIDEN, KANSAS: Christina J. Faunce, 85, died October 11, 2009. She was born October 4, 1924 in Buchanan County, MO to Timothy and Lora Wells Mears. She retired from Southwestern Bell in Topeka following 25 years of service, and had also been a store manager for Russell Stover Candies. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Women of the Moose. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Ronald) Vander Ploeg of Topeka; a sister, Allene Carmain; five brothers, Dale, Donald, David, Jerald, and Larry Mears; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Faunce. Interment was at Denison Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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FEEMSTER, Anna Marie
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS: Anna Marie Feemster, 94, died November 1, 2008 at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born September 24, 1914 in Fulton, KS to Michael and Ida Elizabeth Wogan Schafer. She worked at Security State Bank for 40 years, and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Survivors include four nephews, Bennie Schafer of Richmond, Earl Clark of Parker, David Schafer of Stotesbury, MO, and Bobby Schafer of Brentwood, CA; and two nieces, Phyllis Smith of Wichita, and Joan Baugher of Golden, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret Schafer Clark; three brothers, Charles Schafer, Edmund Elmer Schafer, and John Frederick Schafer; and a niece, Barbara Jean Mattingly. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery by Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

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FELDKAMP, Ruby
SENECA, KANSAS: Ruby M. Feldkamp, 86, died November 14, 2002 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. She was born February 22, 1916 in Knob Noster, MO to Ernest and Edith Brown Welch. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society. She enjoyed music, dancing, flowers, and yard work. She is survived by four daughters, Rita Glynn of Axtell, Phyllis Anderson of Persia, IA, and DoVeta Armstrong and June Boydston, both of Centralia; three sons, Gene Feldkamp of Wichita, and Ernest Feldkamp and Gary Feldkamp, both of Seneca; a brother, Jewell Welch of Raytown, MO; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; a brother, Kenny Welch; a grandson, Leroy Glynn, and a great-grandson, J.J. Anderson. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Lauer Funeral Home.

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FELT, Mildred
SALINA, KANSAS: Mildred Roseanna Somers Felt, 97, died November 3, 2003. She was born September 25, 1906. She worked in the dietary department of the former Asbury Hospital, and also worked at the Foran Apartments and Hocking Apartments. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Nelson of Salina; a brother, Dean L. Somers of Salina; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Delphos Cemetery under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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FIBIGER, Sister Mary Bonita
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Sister Mary Bonita Fibiger, O.S.B., 75, died December 19, 1961 in Atchison. She was a native of Austria. She entered the Benedictine order in Atchison in 1910. She was a longtime school teacher in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. She had no known surviving relatives. Services were held at Mount St. Scholastica Chapel. Interment was at the Mount St. Scholastica Convent Cemetery by Harouff-Buis Mortuary.

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FINE, Blossom
SEDAN, KANSAS: Blossom D. Fine, 94, died February 18, 2009. She was born November 11, 1914 to Clarence and Nina Leonard Wallace. She enjoyed gardening and her pets. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Janice Fine of Sedan; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Clara Belle Wallace of Sedan; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Fine, Sr.; a son, Ray Fine, Jr.; two sisters, Altie Thorn and Inez McAfee; two brothers, Earl and Ray; and her parents. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery by David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

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FISCUS, Richard Eugene
FREDONIA, KANSAS: Richard Eugene "Gene" Fiscus, 76, died December 15, 2006. He was born April 10, 1930 in Fredonia to Edgar Cecil and Ethel Mae Durham Fiscus. He retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service, and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Fredonia Country Club. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William D. and Tammy S. Fiscus of Chanute, Richard W. and Paula L. Fiscus of Peculiar, MO, and Darrell E. and Pamela T. Fiscus of Townsend, DE; three sisters, Mary L. Sales of Kansas City, KS, Betty I. Hime of Idabell, OK, and Doris A. Swank of Washington State; a brother, William T. Durham of Fredonia; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Fiscus; his parents; three brothers, George Allen Fiscus, Wilford Pritchett, and Donald Lee Fiscus; and a grandson, Keith Emerson Fiscus. Burial with military honors was at the Fredonia City Cemetery under the direction of Timmons Funeral Home.

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FISHBURN, McKinley
OTTAWA, KANSAS: McKinley "Mack" Fishburn, 74, died July 20, 1971 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born August 27, 1896 in Overbrook. Survivors include his wife, Irene Fishburn; four sisters, Mrs. Mable Henry, Mrs. Agnes Gage, Mrs. Ora Shoemaker, and Mrs. Lefa Snyder; and four brothers, Theodore, Maurice, Ezra and Alfred. Burial was at Appanoose Cemetery by Damron-Towner Funeral Home.

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FISHBURN, Raymond W.
SALINA, KANSAS: Raymond Wayne Fishburn, 76, died December 10, 2003. He was born June 20, 1927. He was a plumber. He is survived by his wife, Norma Fishburn; two sons, Daniel and Kevin, both of Salina; two daughters, Angela Fishburn and Cinda Hoover, both of Salina; two brothers, Kenneth and Tommy, both of Salina; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Ryan Mortuary.

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FLEEMAN, Dorothy
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS: Dorothy Faye Fleeman, 78, died December 10, 2008. She was born in Dade County, MO on January 30, 1930 to William Henry Coulter and Susie Gray Coulter. She worked as an aide at Arkhaven, and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, embroidery and gardening. She is survived by three daughters, Linda Swink of Richards, MO, and Judy Wortman (Tim) and April Ford (Cavin), all of Fort Scott; four sons, Johnnie Fleeman (Irona) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Henry Fleeman (Shelly), Tony Fleeman (Diana), and Gilbert Fleeman (Ruth), all of Fort Scott; a brother, John Coulter of Bronson; 18 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Fleeman; and her parents. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, MO with arrangements by Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel.

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FLORENCE, Wayne
ONAGA, KANSAS: Wayne "Cotton" Florence, 77, died January 15, 2010. He was born June 25, 1932 to Clarence "Slim" and Tressie Burdett Florence. He formerly worked for Union Pacific Railroad. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka for over 20 years, and he and his wife operated the Econo-Wash Laundromat in Onaga for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served in Korea. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Onaga Historical Society, and Local #307 in Topeka. He is survived by his wife, Florence; a son, Dan Florence and wife Nancy of Topeka; three daughters, Diane Mayhew of Onaga, Linda Henneberg and husband Woody of Wheaton, and Lori Florence and Kerry Patton of Topeka; two brothers, Lyle Florence of Topeka and Marion "Skip" Florence of Lincoln, KS; two sisters, Wilma "Pill" Meskimen of Beloit and Mavis "Deanie" Fager of Onaga; 6 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Jennifer Mayhew and Sarah Henneberg; and a great granddaughter, Macey Griggs. Services were held at the First Congregational UCC. Burial with military honors was at Onaga Cemetery by Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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FONTAINE, Fern
IOLA, KANSAS: Fern L. Fontaine, 90, died November 4 2007 at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. She was born May 29, 1917 in Elsmore, KS to Ira H. and Dora Mae Bennett Beaman. She had attended beauty school in California, and was a retired beautician with 50 years of service. She was also a caregiver. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Iola. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and knitting, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Connie L. Burrow (Tom) of Iola; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fontaine Brown of Phoenix, AZ; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Fontaine; a sister, Loretta Cave; and a brother, Bill Beaman. Interment was at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel.

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FOSTER, Bertel
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Bertel "Bert" Foster died June 6, 1951. He was born May 21, 1872. He was survived by his wife, Ellen Foster; two sons, Conard Foster and Paul Foster; a daughter, Doris E. Dalke; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial was at Worden Cemetery.

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FOWLSTON, Maude
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Maude Fowlston, 25, died January 19, 1900. She was born in 1874. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery.

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FRAZEE, John
PAOLA, KANSAS: John F. Frazee, 55, died October 2, 1994 at Miami County Hostpial. He was born July 27, 1939 in Spring Hill, KS to Walter J. and Emma Frazee. He bought C&G Merchants Supply Co., and had worked as a sales representative and truck driver for Clemens and Green Wholesale for 21 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the American Legion and the Paola Chamber of Commerce. Interment was at the Paola Cemetery under the direction of Wilson and Son Chapel.

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FRIEDERICH, Nellie
ABILENE, KANSAS: Nellie Duermeier Friederich, 101, died January 31, 1992. She was born September 16, 1890. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Friederich and Marian Frank; two sons, Jim and Cleo; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gust Friederich. Interment was at Grace Hill Cemetery.

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GAITHER, Kathryn
HIGHLAND, KANSAS: Kathryn Gaither, 80, died November 3, 1984 at her home. She was born in White Cloud, KS. She had been a Highland resident since 1956, and was a member of the Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, Donald Gaither of Hiawatha, and Arthur Gaither of Highland; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Highland Cemetery under the direction of Highland Mortuary.

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GALBALDON, Robert
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Robert Irving Connor Galbaldon, 56, died May 27, 2003 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1947 in Newport News, VA to of Robert I. and Grace Connor Galbaldon. He attended junior college in Lawton, OK, and was a graduate of the Haskell Indian Nations University. He also attended Kansas University. He had worked for NCS Pearson and Sallie Mae, and for the U.S. Public Health Services/Indian Health Services in Shawnee, OK. He was an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe, and was also associated with the St. Croix Chippewa. He was a member and chorister of Trinity Episcopal Church. He is survived by two sons, David Galbaldon and Justin Spooner; two daughters, Lindsey Spooner Galbaldon and Jennifer Galbaldon; his mother; his stepfather, Toby Baker; a sister, Nina G. Desbien of Bayfield, CO; and a grandchild. Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment was at Orange Cemetery in Webster, WI.

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GAMMAITONI, Pete
FRONTENAC, KANSAS: Pete Gammaitoni 89, died January 19, 2010. He was born May 2, 1920 to Joe and Argentina Biancarelli Gammaitoni. He retired from Kansas City Southern Railroad with 33 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Brown (Mike) of Pittsburg, Marilyn Jones of Fort Worth, TX, and Janis Shively of Carrollton, TX; two sisters, Mary Jane Cherry of Frontenac, and Karolyn Cleveland of Carl Junction, MO: 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Bork Gammaitoni; a brother, Leo Gammaitoni; and his parents. Burial with military honors was at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Brenner Mortuary.

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GARBER, Allen
SABETHA, KANSAS: Allen G. Garber, 81, died June 9, 2009 at Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born February 29, 1928 south of Berwick to Andrew F. and Anna Hartter Garber. He retired from the Postal Service, and had also been a farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of NorthRidge Church and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Bauman Garber; two sons, Douglas A. Garber (Debra) and Randall E. Garber (Kay), all of Sabetha; a daughter, Bonnie M. Dundee; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters, and a great-grandson. Services were held at NorthRidge Church. Interment with military honors was at the Sabetha Cemetery under the direction of Popkess Mortuary.

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GEIST, William M.
ELLIS, KANSAS: William Michael "Bill" Geist, 85, died December 30, 2009 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. He was born May 5, 1924 in Trego County, KS to Michael Geist and Anna Marie Emma Younker. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Ellis County Public Works, and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served with the 300th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Marie Weber Geist; two sons, Larry Geist (Lori) of Luray, and Gary Geist (Dixie) of Gilbert, AZ; two daughters, Marjorie Geist and Sharon Geist, both of Alvarado, TX; a daughter-in-law, Dottie Geist West (Pete) of Aiken, SC; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three sons, Bill, Jr., William, and Kenneth John; his parents, and his siblings, Andrew Leo Geist, Theresia Florence Stenzel, Amelia Lucille (Molly) Pfannenstiel, Adam Geist, Richard Geist, Christina Augustine, Leoba Katherine Dinkel, Pauline Weber, Frances Rose Graf, Eva Marie Slaughter, and Clara Joan Weber. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial with military honors was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Keithley Funeral Chapel.

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GEYER, Shirley
SALINA, KANSAS: Shirley Arline Tozier Geyer, 85, died December 27, 2003. She was born November 26, 1918 in Beverly. She is survived by her husband, Roland; three daughters, Joanne Ringle of Riley, Pam Geyer of Houston, and Sherry Richardson of Euless, TX; a son, Rick of Shawnee; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at Beverly Cemetery with arrangements by Ryan Mortuary.

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GILDHOUSE, Leonard
HIAWATHA, KANSAS: Leonard Gildhouse, 80, died May 14, 1986 in a Hiawatha hospital. He was born near Fairview, KS. He was the retired owner of Gildhouse Dairy Equipment Co., and attended the First Baptist Church of Hiawatha. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Edna M. McCullough Gildhouse; a daughter, Hazel Steely of Hiawatha; and four sisters, Vera Gildhouse and Irma Brockhoff, both of Fairview, Lura Otte of Seymour, IN, and Alta Grosfield of Alberta, Canada. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery by Casselman-Meek Funeral Home.

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GILL, Connie
LIBERAL, KANSAS: Connie Lynn Gill 49, died November 26, 2009. She was born June 23, 1960 to Jerry Lee and Barbara Ann Snider Gill. She is survived by a brother, Bobby Gill of Georgia; a sister, Carol Chastain of Dacula, GA; and a best friend, Monalee Warren of Liberal. Cremation arrangements were handled by Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.

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GLASSCOCK, Frieda
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Frieda Glasscock, 53, died December 24, 1970 at an Atchison hospital. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Glasscock, Mrs. Davy Crockett, Mrs. Verna Fuller, Mrs. Linda Herring, Mrs. Jerry Day, Mrs. Larry Parrott, Mrs. Phillip Barnett, and Mrs. Bill Terry; a son, C.D. Glasscock, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Verna Fuller; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude D. Glasscock, Sr. Arrangements were handled by Heaton-Bowman Mortuary.

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GOERING, Delbert
MOUNDRIDGE, KANSAS: Delbert D. Goering, 81, died November 1, 2009. He was an elementary school teacher and administrator. He is survived by his wife, Julaine Goering; a daughter, DeAnna Goering of Hutchinson; a son, Randy (Annette) Goering of Great Bend; a sister, Dorothy Krehbiel of Inman; three brothers, Milo Goering of Halstead, Orlando Goering of Freeman, SD, and Clarence Goering of Moundridge; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Eden Mennonite Church. Interment was at Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery under the direction of Moundridge Funeral Home.

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GOETZ, Michael
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Michael E. Goetz, 89, died May 14, 1999 at Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. He was born August 18, 1909 in Russell County to Joseph and Mary Dreiling Goetz. She was a retired farmer and stockman. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Depperschmidt Goetz; three daughters, Twila Logsdon, Iona Selensky, and Louise Feldt; a son, Vern; two sisters, Josie Wittman and Ella Walt; a brother, Leo; 21 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment was at Greencrest Memorial Gardens under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Chapel.

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GOOD, Lelia
COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS: Lelia Edith Good, 83, died November 26, 1982 at the Caney Rest Home. She was born November 29, 1898 in Coffeyville, KS to Lee H. and Effie E. Mulkey Whittenberg. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Roy Good of Moore, OK; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Good. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home.

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GOODNIGHT, Marie
NESS CITY, KANSAS: Marie Goodnight, 91, died January 27, 2001 at the Ness County Long Term Care Center. She was born April 6, 1909 in Rush Center to Thomas H. and Lucy Reed Crotinger. She was a longtime waitress, and had also worked as a clerk at a dry goods and clothing store. She is survived by a sister, Lucille Moore of Ness City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Goodnight; two sisters, Grace VanWinkle and Clara Moore; and five brothers, Alfred Crotinger, Orville Crotinger, Harold Crotinger, Samuel Crotinger and Frank Crotinger. Interment was at Great Bend Cemetery under the direction of Fitzgerald Funeral Home.

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GOOSSEN, Edna
NORTH NEWTON, KANSAS: Edna Marie Goossen, 91, died September 19, 2011 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton. She was born September 24, 1919 in Plymouth, NE to Bernhard M. and Margaret Jantzen Ensz. She held a bachelor's degree in education, and was a retired teacher. She met her husband when he was a Mennonite ministerial student, and they served various churches in Kansas, as well as working with the Mennonite Central Committee in South Korea. Following retirement, they moved to North Newton and joined Bethel College Mennonite Church. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Duane and Rachel Waltner Goossen of Topeka, LaVonne and Ron Sawatzky of North Newton, and Sharon and Bob Bartel of McPherson; a sister, Helen Entz of North Newton; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Henry W. Goossen; her parents; a sister, Amy Regier; and a brother, Bob Ensz. Services were held at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Interment was at the Halstead City Cemetery under the direction of Petersen Funeral Home.

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GOUDY, Margaret
SHARON SPRINGS, KANSAS: Margaret Leora Goudy, 95, died November 18, 2010. She was born March 30, 1915 to Boyd Buford and Bessie Myrtle Cochrane Bouslog. She attended Hi-Plains Baptist Church, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Russell of Las Vagas, NV; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; her nieces and nephews, including David Gailey (Gloria) of Sharon Springs; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen O. Goudy; two sons, Richard Goudy and Gene Goudy; her parents; two sisters, Carolee Gorey and Loree Stewart; three brothers, Wayne Bouslog and two infant brothers; and a grandson, Randy Ward. Interment was at the Sharon Springs Cemetery under the direction of Koons Funeral Home.

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GREENMAN, Erika
OTTAWA, KANSAS: Erika Greenman, 81, died May 22, 2009. She was born in Manheim, Germany on April 1, 1928 to Friedrich and Lina Meisel Reichwein. She came to America in 1955, and was a former loan officer with the Bank of America in Victorville, CA. She is survived by a daughter, Erika L. Edgar of Ottawa; a brother, Seigfried Reichwein of Germany; two sisters, Hilda Boudreau of Sun City, CA, and Irma Sneckenberger of Germany; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Greenman; a sister, Anneliese Schermer; and three brothers, Fritz, Helmut, and Alfred Reichwein. Cremation arrangements were handled by Lawrence Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

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GREWING, Edwin
KINCAID, KANSAS: Edwin F. Grewing, 55, died December 9, 1978. He was born June 24, 1923 to Harry W. and Helen E. Ralston Grewing. He was a farmer and stockman. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Persinger Grewing; three daughters, Colleen Grewing, Mrs. Frances Kinzie, and Mrs. Lorrita Bjortvedt; four sons, Dave, Matt, Clay and Frank; a sister, Mrs. Mary Werner; a brother, Harry Grewing; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the Kincaid Methodist Church. Burial was at the Kincaid Cemetery by Kunkel Funeral Home.

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GRIEKSPOOR, Ruth
WICHITA, KANSAS: Ruth Eileen Gates Griekspoor, 84, died July 24, 2009. She was born in rural Hazelton, KS to Eugene Griffith Gates and Jamima Garlow Gates. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Donna Griekspoor, Brian and Linda Griekspoor, Bruce and Jackie Griekspoor, and Ariell Griekspoor, all of Wichita; her sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Duane Hamm of Hillsboro, Venita and Dee Waggoner of Sedgwick, and Norma Ballard of Topeka; three brothers and their spouses, Merle Gates of Hazelton, Harold and Iva Gates of Alva, OK, and Bob and Dorothy Gates of Laverne, OK; a brother-in-law and his wife, Owen and Joyce Griekspoor; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Griekspoor; a daughter, Carol Jean Griekspoor; her parents; and two brothers, Roger Max Gates and Caroll Dean Gates. Services were held at the Eastpoint Church of Christ. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

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GRIMM, Walter
FORMOSO, KANSAS: Walter William Grimm died December 31, 1975 at the VA Hospital in Grand Island, NE. He was born February 15, 1896 in Alma, KS to Charles and Carrie Mullencamp Grimm. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. He attended the Community Church of Formoso, and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Shearer Grimm; two daughters, Donna (Lewis) Weir and Marie (Veryle) Hallgren; two sons, Robert and Chester; four sisters, Rose Reddman, Anna (Dave) Rassi, Edna Steiner, and Emma Holcomb; two brothers, Theodore and Fred; 16 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at the Community Church of Formoso. Interment was at Balch Cemetery.

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GRISWOLD, Alma
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS: Alma M. Griswold, 88, died November 17, 1979 at an Overland Park nursing home. She was born in St. Joseph, MO. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in St. Joseph and the Mother Church (First Church of Christ, Scientist) in Boston, MA, and was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Hillyer of Kansas City, MO; two sons, Richard Griswold of Leawood, and Danny Griswold of Knoxville, TN; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edmond Norville Griswold. Services were held at Freeman Chapel. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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GROB, Carl
NEWTON, KANSAS: Carl Grob, 49, died November 12, 1970 in Newton. He was born November 17, 1920. He worked in maintenance for the Newton School System. Survivors include his wife, Mary Grob; a daughter, Mary Kay; two sons, Robert and Edward; his stepmother, Amelia Grob; a sister, Mildred Beecroft; and two brothers, Paul and Ralph. Interment was at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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GUETTERMANN, Norman
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Norman J. Guettermann died June 9, 2011. He was born May 26, 1916 in Belleville, IL to John and Louise Hummel Guettermann. He was a retired regional sales manager with M.A. Bell Company, and had also worked for Rockwell International. He had attended Indiana University, and was a member of the Foundrymen Association, the Steel Founders Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Bellevue Country Club, and the Atchison Elks. He attended St. Benedict's Church. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Theola "Tee" Pubrat Guettermann; two sons, Norman C. Guettermann of Kansas City, MO, and Stephen F. Guettermann of Bozeman, MT; two daughters, Linda F. Dinsmore of Overland Park, and Rita L. Guettermann of San Diego, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gregory Guettermann, Herman Guettermann, and Joseph Guettermann; and two sisters, Sr. Vincenti Guettermann, and Adelaide Guettermann. Services were held at St. Benedict's Church. Inurnment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home.

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HAGERMAN, Rosa
RUSH CENTER, KANSAS: Rosa Louise Tammen Hagerman, 93, died December 30, 2000 at Hays Medical Center. She was born September 29, 1907 in Pawnee Rock. She and her husband were farmers. She was a member of the Rush Center Senior Center, the La Crosse 50's Plus, and a quilting group. She is survived by a brother, August Tammen of Pawnee Rock; and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hagerman, Sr.; and a son, Fred Hagerman, Jr. Services were held at Hope Lutheran Church. Burial was at La Crosse Cemetery with arrangements by Janousek Funeral Home.

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HARTMAN, Anthony
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Anthony C. Hartman, 54, died July 6, 1974 at a Kansas City Hospital. He had been a Kansas City resident for about 20 years, and was a native of Wathena. Survivors include his wife, Vera Hartman; two sons, Larry E. Hartman of Kansas City, MO, and Richard L. Hartman of Spokane, WA; his mother, Marie Hartman of Wathena; two brothers, Robert Hartman of Richmond, MO, and Charles Hartman of Milan, IL; and two sisters, Virginia Hartman of Wathena, and Mildred Sauer of Cedar Edge, CO. Interment was at Belmont Cemetery in Wathena.

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HASSLER, Erma Ruth
WASHINGTON, KANSAS: Erma Ruth Hassler, 94, died March 4, 2005 at the Washington County Hospital. She was born January 24, 1911 in Formosa, KS to William Blaine and Mercy Mary Emery Waggoner. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert C. and Linda Hassler of Meriden, and William B. and Marly Hassler of Sioux Falls, SD; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Hassler, Sr.; a son, Donald H. Hassler, Jr; her parents; and two sisters, Georgia Longwell and Fern Welch. Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Interment was at the Washington City Cemetery by Ward Funeral Home.

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HAUGHT, Essa
EMPORIA, KANSAS: Essa Juanita Haught, 91, died December 18, 2010 at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor. She was born January 12, 1919 in Americus, KS to Earl J. and Eva Anderson Newton. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church. She is survived by 5 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jessie Greenfield and Charles Haught; two daughters, Phyllis Winchester and Juanita Woodward; a sister, Opal Olson; and her brothers, Dale, Elmer, and Sidney Newton. Services were held at West Side Baptist Church. Interment was at Memorial Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

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HAYES, Norman
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Norman Hayes, 72, died November 25, 2009. He was born November 2, 1937 to the late Fred and Bernice Bigenwalt Hayes. He worked on a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, in the maintenance department at Boston College, and as a handyman. He enjoyed vehicle repair and fishing. He is survived by his children, Danny, Rodney, Michael and Randy Hayes, Susan Hayes, Jamie Wainright and Patty Hector; two sisters, Judy Prohaska of Atchison and Patricia Negonsott of Effingham; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Nancy Dalbey and June Simpson; a brother, Walter Hayes, and two sisters, Barbara Gilliland and Jeanette Hayes. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.

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HECKEL, Barbara
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Barbara Ann Dennison Miller Heckel, 63, died March 17, 1999 in Topeka. She was born May 25, 1935 in Topeka to James E. and Ora L. Johnston Dennison. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone, and was a member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers. She attended Highland Park United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Brent Heckel, Mark Heckel and Todd Heckel, all of Topeka; two daughters, Kathryn Corona and Lynne Bradley, both of Topeka; two sisters, Lorraine Earl of Silver Lake, and Doris Keplinger of Topeka; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ronald Miller and Charles Heckel. Services were held at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery by Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.

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HEIM, Charles
BALDWIN, KANSAS: Charles N. Heim, 55, died January 5, 1968 at a Chanute hospital. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a sister, Beatrice E. Reinke of Ottawa; and a brother, William H. Heim of Ottawa. Services were held at the Worden Evangelical United Brethren Church. Interment was at the Worden Cemetery.

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HEIMERMAN, Dorothy
WICHITA, KANSAS: Dorothy "Dolly" Heimerman, 93, died March 12, 2011 in Arkansas. She was born October 7, 1917 to Henry and Rosa Nigg. She was a hairdresser, and formerly worked at Boeing. She lived in the Wichita area most of her life. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marcelline and Tom Romary; two sisters, Thelema Hubbell and Lillian Cipriani; a brother, Dennis Nigg; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; an infant daughter, Rose; her parents; and a brother, William Nigg. Services were held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Burial was at Colwich Cemetery under the direction of DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

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HELINE, Bernadette
SALINA, KANSAS: Bernadette N. Doherty Heline, 74, died September 24, 2007. She was born March 12, 1933 in Osawatomi to Edward James Doherty and Alice Mae Maloney Doherty. She is survived by two sons, Jeff (Sandi) of Lawrence, and Greg (Erica) of Lindsborg; a sister, Betty (Paul) Holcombe of Lindsborg; four brothers, Patrick (Emma) of Salina, Mike (LoRita) of Lindsborg, Charles (Evelyn) of Des Moines, IA, and Edward (Lois) of St. Louis, MO; a sister-in-law, Jan Doherty of Salina; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Heline; her parents; and a brother, Wendall. Services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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HELLWIG, Carl W., Jr.
OSWEGO, KANSAS: Carl W. Hellwig, Jr., 85, died November 2, 2003. He was born south of Oswego on August 8, 1918 to Carl Walter Hellwig, Sr. and Freda Baden Hellwig. He was a farmer and stockman, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jayne Spoonamore Hellwig; a daughter, Karla Jean Sullivan of Oswego; two sons, Mark Allen Hellwig of Oswego, and Ronald Dean Hellwig of Overland Park; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Margaret Hellwig; and a brother, John Henry Hellwig. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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HELWIG, Violet
COLUMBUS, KANSAS: Violet Minerva Helwig, 95, died July 21, 2005 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO. She was born June 22, 1910 in Cherokee County to John B. and Eva Lee Baker Caspari. She was a member of Center Christian Church. She is survived by three sons, Lloyd Ray of Columbus, Murl Robert of San Antonio, TX, and Charles Arthur of Edmund, OK; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Lloyd Helwig; her parents; two sisters, Lily Mae Williams and Fern Mary Stinson; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Park Cemetery.

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HENNESSY, Grace
FULTON, KANSAS: Grace Agnes Hennessy died December 10, 1978. She was born August 2, 1896 in Fulton to Thomas and Agnes Fitzmorris Gorman. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Altar Society. She was also active with 4-H and Home Extension. She is survived by a son, Gordon Hennessy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lawrence Hennessy. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Michael's Cemetery with arrangements by Konantz Funeral Home.

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HERL, Elaine
LIBERAL, KANSAS: Elaine Herl, 65, died September 5, 2004 at the Aurora Medical Center in Aurora, CO. She was born October 9, 1938 in Ogallala, NE to Ralph and Geraldine DeFord Stewart. She had attended the School of Cosmetology in Ogallala, and was a school bus driver for St. Anthony's Catholic School. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and its Altar Society, as well as the VFW Auxiliary. She was a former Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Herl; four daughters, Catherine (Ron) Vasquez of Liberal, Carla Zodrow of Hoxie, Paula Shoemate (Carl) of Springfield, MO, and Linda Ponce of Glenn Falls, NY; three sons, DeLaine Herl (Mary) of St. Charles, MO, and Leon Herl and Charles Herl (Janet), all of Liberal; a brother, Bud Stuart of Santa Rosa, CA; 16 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment was at the Liberal Cemetery under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.

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HERL, Louise
HAYS, KANSAS: Louise B. Herl, 84, died November 23, 2009 at Hays Medical Center. She was born February 22, 1925 in Hodgeman County, KS to Jacob Ralph and Laura Mae Cox Brown. She was a former schoolteacher, and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Manteuffel (Craig) of Hays, and Carol Burgardt (Les) of WaKeeney; a son, Gary Herl (Pam) of Hays; two sisters, Jean Winter of Burdette, and Myrna Kiser of Delphos; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund "Eddie" Herl; her parents; a sister, Janelda O'Brien; and three brothers, Bob, Dwight, and Donnie Brown. Services were held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial was at Walnut Valley Cemetery in Barton County, KS by Brock's North Hill Chapel Funeral Home.

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HERMOCILLO, Catalina
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Catalina A. Hermocillo died September 3, 2008. She was born April 25, 1911 in Guanajuato, Mexico. She moved with her family to Kansas in childhood. She worked as a dishwasher at the Midway Cafe and as a dishwasher and cook at the Warren Hotel. She had also worked in the sugar beet fields. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She was a former resident of Chanute, Deerfield, and Thornton, CO before returning to Garden City in 2007. She married Felix H. Hermocillo in 1937 Garden City. Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Garcia of Lawrence, Paula Mercado of Dodge City, Inez Sanchez of Thornton, CO, and Delores Brown of Watauga, TX; two sons, Sebastian Hermocillo and Martin Hermocillo, both of of Garden City; 25 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jesus Hermocillo; her parents; four sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home.

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HERRMAN, Sister Louise
WICHITA, KANSAS: Sr. Louise Herrman, ASC, died November 29, 2008. She was a sister with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and a registered nurse at Community Directed Services, Inc. She is survived by four sisters, Bertha Sauber of Ellinwood, Edith Bollig (Richard) of Great Bend, and Elenora Moeder and Emma Moeder, both of La Crosse; three brothers, Albert Herrman (Mary Lou) of Great Bend, and Alexander Herrman (Twilla) and Marvin Herrman (Florance), all of La Crosse; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Veronica Legleiter Herrman; a sister, Agnes; and five brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, Chris, Alvin, and Elmer. Services were held at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ of Wichita Center. Arrangements were handled by DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

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HERSCHELL, Larrie
BERRYTON, KANSAS: Larrie Dean Herschell died April 7, 2007 at Midland Hospice. He was born October 7, 1942 in Topeka to Dayton and Marquerite Coultis Herschell. He was a retired battalion chief at the the Topeka Fire Department with 33 years of service, and had also worked as a Volkswagen mechanic. He attended the Berryton Methodist Church, and was a member of the Topeka Firefighter Union #83, the Moose Lodge, and the Corvair Society of America. He was a former drag racer, and enjoyed NASCAR, boating, water skiing, camping, and collecting toys. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Janice "Jan" Weerts Herschell; two children, Lance Herschell of Topeka, and DeOn Herschell Cahill (Jim) of Indianapolis, IN; his mother, Marquerite Kahler (Roy); and 2 grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his father. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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HIGINBOTHAM, June
MORAN, KANSAS: June Higinbotham, 60, died January 18, 1978 at her residence. She was born June 5, 1917 in Mound City to M.D. and Mary Frances Vieux Wilson. She was an assistant cook at the Moran Manor. Survivors include her husband, E.K. Higinbotham; a daughter, Kay Naff of Independence; two sons, Bill Higinbotham of Oskaloosa, and Don Higinbotham of Moran; four sisters, Daisy Fouts, Florence Cousins, Eva Ransey, and Leona Bartlett; two brothers, Albert Wilson and Clarence Wilson; and 8 grandchildren. Interment was at the Moran Cemetery under the direction of Kunkel-Ralston-Hutton Funeral Home.

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HIRST, Ramona
SALINA, KANSAS: Ramona Salkeld Hirst, 95, died March 12, 2005. She was born October 29, 1909 in Manhattan. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Salina, and was a member of the Sunflower Lioness Club. She is survived by a son, Kent, of Salina; and a sister, Ruth Chilcott of Salina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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HOFFA, Sr. Mary Laura
CONCORDIA, KANSAS: Sister Mary Laura Hoffa, 87, died February 14, 2007. She was with the Sisters of St. Joseph for 66 years. She was born September 6, 1919 to Robert and Esther Charais Hoffa, and was baptized Esther. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1939, and in 1940, received the habit and took the name Sister Mary Laura. She made her final vows in 1944. She served as bursar in institutions staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph, including Marymount College, Seneca Hospital, St. Theresa's Convent, and St. Mary's in Silver City, NM. She is survived by a brother, Robert William Hoffa. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at the Motherhouse Chapel. Interment was at Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery with arrangements by Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.

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HOFFMAN, Irene
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Irene Hoffman, 80, died September 22, 2004. She was born February 28, 1924 to Clinton and Agnes Noll Hoffman. She retired from SW Bell in Kansas City after nearly 40 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed worldwide travel. She is survived by a sister, Marie Hoffman of Leavenworth; a sister-in-law, Marcedes Hoffman of Atchison; seven nieces; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hoffman; and a sister, Marian Aaron. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Corpus Christi Cemetery by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

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HOLOPIREK, Charlene
GREAT BEND, KANSAS: Charlene Holopirek, 72, died July 12, 2008. She was born April 16, 1936 to Fred and Ida Springer Oetken. She attended St. Mark Lutheran Church, and was a volunteer at Central Kansas Medical Center. She is survived by two sons, Terry Holopirek (Alfrecia) of Santa Clara, CA, and Scott Holopirek (Annette) of Schuylkill Haven, PA; a brother, Dellane Lee Oetken (Carolyn) of Albert, KS; 3 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Holopirek. Services were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert, KS. Burial was at Peace Lutheran Cemetery by Bryant Funeral Home.

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HONOMICHL, Kathleen
McPHERSON, KANSAS: Kathleen M. Honomichl, 89, died April 24, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson. She was born November 16, 1921 in Langley, KS to Edward W. and Beatrice J. Allen Buffington. She was a retired office manager at Cablevision, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of McPherson. She is survived by a son, Gary Honomichl of Wichita; a sister, Verla Whitney of South Hutchinson; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Lou Honomichl; her parents; and a sister, Janice Burgess. Inurnment was at the Wilson Cemetery in Wilson, KS with arrangements by Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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HUEBNER, Sister Longina
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Sr. Mary Longina Huebner, O.S.B., died February 8, 1972 at Mount St. Scholastica Convent. She was born January 26, 1892 in Kansas City, MO to George and Anna Lillig Huebner. She entered Mount St. Scholastica Convent in 1910, and was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College. She had been a Benedictine Sister for over 60 years, and taught at elementary schools in Kansas and Missouri for 54 years. She enjoyed needlework and writing letters. Survivors include a sister, Clotilda Huebner of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Sebastian Huebner of Kansas City, MO; and her religious community. Services were held at the Convent Chapel. Burial was at Mount St. Scholastica Convent Cemetery with arrangements by Harouff-Arensburg Mortuary.

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HUFFMAN, Alta
OTTAWA, KANSAS: Alta Huffman, 77, died December 19, 1975. She was born June 1, 1898 in Garnett to Ben and Matilda Thomas. She was a graduate of Pittsburg State Teachers College, and retired from teaching after 50 years. She taught for the Hutchingon, Garnett and Kiowa school systems. She was a member of the Retired Teachers' Association of Kansas, and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lee Huffman; a sister, Mrs. Marion Wilkinson; a brother, Paul Thomas; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Damron-Towner Funeral Home.

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HUMPHREY, Donald
KIOWA, KANSAS: Donald Humphrey, 18, was killed in action on January 3, 1945 at the Battle of the Bulge. He was born January 21, 1926 in Wichita, KS to Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Humphrey. He was a graduate of Kiowa High School, and enjoyed band, orchestra, debate and drama, and was a member of the Boys' Glee Club, the Latin Club, the basketball team, the football team, Hi-Y, and the Science Club. He was an honors student. He attended church in Gerlane, KS. Survivors include his parents; a grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Ross; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an older brother, Calvin Ernest. Services were held at the Methodist Church. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery.

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HUSTON, Ila
OVERBROOK, KANSAS: Ila Mae Huston, 78, died December 1, 2006 in Overbrook. She was born February 28, 1928 in Meeker, OK to William Harrison and Maudie Mae Dickerson Grove. She owned Ila's Beauty Shop in Overbrook for over 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Huston; a sister, Juanita Albright of Clovis, CA; and a brother, Jake E. Grove of Dinuba, CA. Inurnment was at Appanoose Cemetery.

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HUTFLES, Ernest
CORNING, KANSAS: Ernest J. Hutfles, 76, died October 7, 1983 in Onaga, KS. He was born November 2, 1906 in Herndon, KS. He had been a farmer and stockman in Kelly, KS. He was a member of St. Bede's Catholic Church and the Farmers' Union. Survivors include his wife, Augusta Hutfles; two daughters, Mary E. Wheeler of Overland Park and Jane Newman of Houston, TX; three sons, Jerry Hutfles of Knob Noster, MO, Joe Hutfles of Shreveport, LA, and John Hutfles of Saudi Arabia; three sisters, Amelia Vondenkamp of Seneca, and Edith Birbeck and Irene Crockett, both of St. Joseph, MO; a brother, Elmer Hutfles of Corning; and 13 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Bede's Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery by Lauer Funeral Home.

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HYBSKMANN, Opal
LENEXA, KANSAS: Opal Blanche Hybskmann, 83, died October 3, 1986 at a hospital in Kansas City, MO. She was born October 9, 1902 in Elmira, MO. Survivors include her husband, Vance Hybskmann; and two brothers, Mervin Stonum and Clint Stonum, both of Polo, MO. Interment was at Prairie Ridge Cemetery in Polo, MO with arrangements by Alspaugh-Bailey Funeral Home. Note: One record spells her last name as Hydskmann, and another gives her date of birth as October 8, 1902.

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HYMAN, Samuel
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Samuel T. Hyman died September 20, 1899. He was born August 6, 1878 to Needon and Emily Hyman. He was a farmer. He was survived by his wife; an infant child; and four sisters. Burial was at Garden City Cemetery. Note: One record gives the middle initial as F., and the year of birth as 1875.

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ISTAS, Leo
PERRY, KANSAS: Leo E. "Bill" Istas, 85, died October 7, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living Center in Lawrence. He was born December 18, 1925 in Aurora, KS to Octave Spoolen and Etta Agnes Chaput Istas. He was a superintendent at List & Clark Construction Company in Overland Park, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW. He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Pierson of Tonganoxie; three sons, Kevin Istas of Basehor, and David Istas and Jim Istas, both of Topeka; four sisters, Ella Kimmal of Wamego, and Theresa Peltier, Gladys Peterson and Marie Dochow, all of Concordia; a brother, Verle Istas of De Soto; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn Chartier Istas; four sisters; and five brothers. Services were held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery by Barnett Family Funeral Home.

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JACKSON, Maurine
LANSING, KANSAS: Maurine Jackson, 76, died September 2, 2005 at St. John Hospital. She was born July 16, 1929 in Leavenworth to Joseph A. and Bernetta Bartlett Bietka. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Raymond; a daughter, Pamela R. Jackson; a sister-in-law, Nora, of Leavenworth, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Joseph L. Bietka. Entombment was at Mount Muncie Cemetery by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

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JACQUES, Carole Ann
PITTSBURG, KANSAS: Carole Ann Jacques, 72, died April 23, 2008. She was born April 19, 1936 to Elton and Lorna Howard Cline. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Pittsburg State University, and was a Presbyterian. She was a member of the Presbyterian Women and the PSU Faculty Wives, and was active in a local sewing group for over 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Richard I. Jacques; a son, Mark Jacques of Springfield, MO; three daughters, Michele Moxley of Overland Park, Marcia Base of Andover, and Maureen Pio of Gladstone, MO; a sister, Shirley Messenger of Pittsburg; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marilyn Troth; and a grandson, Aaron Base. Burial was at Garden of Memories Cemetery with arrangements by Brenner Mortuary.

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JAKSTIS, Mary
WICHITA, KANSAS: Mary B. Jakstis, 84, died January 21, 2009. She is survived by a son, David (Pamela) Jakstis of Andover; a sister, Terri Priest of Worcester, MA; a son-in-law, Ed Grace; a brother-in-law, James McCoy; a sister-in-law, Helen Austin; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Jakstis; and a daughter, Diana Grace. Arrangements were entrusted to Watson Funeral Home.

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JAMES, Ella
FREDONIA, KANSAS: Ella Alice James, 100, died June 28, 2004 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born July 3, 1903 in Dewey County, OK to Frank and Rosezetta Harper Shipp. She had worled for the Brown Hotel, Gamble's in Neodesha, and several restaurants. She was a member of the First United Methodist church of Neodesha. She is survived by two nieces, Evelyn DeCou of Fredonia, and Juanita McWhirt of Wichita; a nephew, A.R. James, Jr. of Wichita; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. James. Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery.

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JASO, Paubla
KIOWA, KANSAS: Paubla M. Jaso, 77, died January 14, 1962 at the Kiowa District Hospital. She was born in Mexico on July 6, 1884. She and her husband moved to Kiowa in 1915. Survivors include five daughters, Chole Herrera and Maria Valesquez, both of Kiowa; Lusita Marquez of Wellington, Veta Ruiz of Capron, OK, and Jessie Pacheco of Melrose Park, IL; 30 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mucio Jaso; a son, Velante; and two sisters, Amade Moreno and Francisca Moreno. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery by Hill Funeral Home.

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JEFFERIS, Richard
WALDRON, KANSAS: Richard Lawrence Jefferis, 16, died February 4, 1967. He was born December 2, 1950 in Anthony, KS to Lenneth and Geraldine Jefferis. He was a junior at Anthony High School, and had also attended Hazelton High School. Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Marilyn Jefferis, Betty Jefferis, and Barbara (David) Catlin; two brothers, Johnny and Charles; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Jefferis; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshel Lynam. Burial was at the Waldron Cemetery by Parsons Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Edith
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Edith Kathrin Johnson, 86, died February 3, 2004. She was born May 2, 1917 to William H. and Edna Kooken Williams. She was a former bookkeeper and sales clerk. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Andersen of Winfield, Lavera Sloan of Pueblo, CO, and Norma Snyder of Arkansas City; a sister, Bertha Burnett of Arkansas City; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Johnson; two sisters, Mary Young, and Sybil Angle; three brothers, Wesley Williams, Otto Williams, and Glen Williams; and her parents. Interment was at Byron-Amorita Cemetery in Oklahoma by Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

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JONES, Dorothy Akers
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Dorothy Alice Akers Jones died June 22, 1993. She was born January 14, 1905 to Amasa and Jessie Mae Robbins Akers. She attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, and was a kindergarten teacher. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church, where she served on the deacon and trustee boards. She was a former president of the Women's Fellowship and a church historian. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Friends of the Topeka Library, and the Santa Fe Retirees' Club. She is survived by a son, Donald Akers Jones; a daughter, Ilene Ecord; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gomer Jones. Services were held at the First Congregational Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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KALOUS, Russell
WATERVILLE, KANSAS: Russell D. Kalous, 73, died January 1, 2011 at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was born April 25, 1937 in Odell, NE to Charles F. and Viola R. Buell Kalous. He retired from Georgia Pacific Gypsum after 25 years of employment. He also formerly worked for Tuttle Creek and Marshall County, and served in the Kansas National Guard. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by three brothers, Duane K. "Butch" Kalous (Vickie) of Derby, Charles L. Kalous (Sylvia) of Jackson, MS, and Larry K. Kalous (Susie) of Tallahassee, FL; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Terry-Christie Funeral Home.

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KERSEY, Earl
WICHITA, KANSASA: Earl B. Kersey, 74, died July 12, 2006. He was a retired aircraft research and development engineer. He was a former NRA instructor, and a member of the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing. He attended Glenn Park Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Irene Kersey; two daughters, Becky (Larry) Saunders and Earlyn (Chad) Scott, both of Derby; two sisters-in-law; his nieces and nephews; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl B. and Helen L. Bertrand Kersey; a son, Kelly Kersey; and a sister, Betty Cannady. Services were held at Glenn Park Christian Church. Burial was at El Paso Cemetery under the direction of Watson Reflection Pointe.

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KESZEG, William G.
SALINA, KANSAS: William G. "Bill" Keszeg, 75, died November 13, 2003. He was born December 30, 1927. He was a retired lieutenant with the Salina Police Department, and served in the juvenile division. He is survived by two daughters, Vicki Berry and Sherry Ward, both of Olathe; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Keszeg. Burial was at Roselawn Cemetery by Ryan Mortuary.

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KEYS, Raymond
BURLINGTON, KANSAS: Raymond C. Keys died November 12, 1973. He was born October 14, 1899 near Lebo, KS to William and Helena Pearce Keys. Survivors include his wife, Laura Belle Robinson Keys; three daughters, Roberta (John) Norman of Waverly, DeEtta Danner of Emporia, and Brenda (Park) Colwell of Kansas City; two sons, Gary of Emporia, and Charles of Hartford; two sisters, Daisy Rider and his twin, Florence Vinsant; a brother, Frank; and 16 grandchildren. Interment was at Lincoln Cemetery in Lebo under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Note: One record gives name as Charles Raymond Keys.

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KIDD, David W.
WICHITA, KANSAS: David Wayne Kidd, 34, died August 30, 1997. He was born August 3, 1965 to Wayne and Brenda Kidd. He was a computer programmer and trainer. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Andover. He was a member of the South Central Kansas Collie Club, the Collie Club of America, and the Angora Rabbit Association. He is survived by his parents; and his grandparents, Bud and Laura Dorey. Interment was at Tuck's Chapel Cemetery in Benton County, Arkansas with arrangements by Resthaven Mortuary and Rollins Funeral Home.

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KIENOW, Velda
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Velda M. Kienow, 84, died November 16, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Center in Dodge City. She was born February 17, 1923 in Montrose, SD to Ross and Alice White Harris. She worked in housekeeping for Trinity Hospital and Humana Hospital, and had lived in Dodge City since 1966. She is survived by a son, Del (Loretta) of Dodge City; a sister, Dorothy Kienow of Dodge City; 2 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Kienow. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Cremation arrangements were handled by Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel.

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KIRKHAM, Dorothy
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Dorothy M. Kirkham, 89, died November 23, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born March 20, 1920 in Kansas City, KS to Claude D. and May Elizabeth Polson Kirkham. She studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a longtime employee of Unity World Headquarters in Lee's Summit, MO as an artist for its children's publication, Wee Wisdom, and was also a freelance artist. During World War II, she worked at North American Aviation. She was a charter member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Raytown, MO, and relocated to Lawrence, where she became a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a fan of Kansas City and Kansas University sports, particularly KU women's basketball. She is survived by a nephew, Kirk McClure (Jeannie); and a niece, Kathleen Desch (Bill) of Fayetteville, GA. Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church. Inurnment was at Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, KS under the direction of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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KISER, Grant E., Jr.
DELPHOS, KANSAS: Grant E. Kiser, Jr., 76, died April 1, 2010 at his home. He was born March 24, 1934 in Delphos to Grant and Phyllis White Kiser. He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Myrna J. Brown Kiser; his children, Lorri Scheibler of Hays, Doug Kiser (Rhonda) of Delphos, and Stephanie Willett (Steve) of Holton; a sister, Phyllis Shivers of Cherryvale; a brother, Bob Kiser of Salina; his grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Delphos. Inurnment with military honors was at Walnut Valley Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Family Funeral Home.

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KLEPPER, Evelyn
ELLINWOOD, KANSAS: Evelyn Ann Klepper, 84, died October 26, 2008 at Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. She was born March 28, 1924 in Bushton to Tony and Mary Hammeke Bieberle. She and her husband were farmers. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, the Altar Society, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, the Heritage Club and the Silver Cougars. She is survived by her husband, Maurice P. Klepper; four daughters, Jalayne Ewing (Doug) of Ellinwood, Judy Scheuerman (Gilbert) of Great Bend, JoEllen Stremel (Daniel) of Dodge City, and Jan Huelskamp of Edmond, OK; two sons, Tony Klepper (Cheryl) of Ellinwood, and Tim Klepper of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Elvera Ewald (Jerome) of Wichita, and LeaNell Moos of Hutchinson; two brothers, Clifford Bieberle of Great Bend, and Fr. Victor Bieberle of Bella Vista, AR; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery under the direction of Kimple Funeral Home.

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KNOLL, Alice
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Alice Merillat Knoll died February 18, 1994. She was born May 8, 1906 to Godfred and Alice Kuhns Merillat. She attended Commercial College. She and her husband owned Knoll Welding Supply and Knoll Battery and Electric Co. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood and the Topeka Genealogical Society. She attended Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, John K. Knoll; two daughters, Joanne Graham and Roberta James; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Parker-Price Mortuary.

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KOEHN, Leonard
INMAN, KANSAS: Leonard Koehn, 81, died September 15, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge. He was born June 5, 1929 to Henry B. and Edith Smith Koehn. He was a retired stockman, dairyman and carpenter, and had also worked at Buhler Milling Company. He was a member of the Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. He is survived by his wife, Justina Goertzen Koehn; his daughters, Glenda Smith (Rodney) of Sedgwick, Lenora Dirks (Lance) of Rich Hill, MO, and Arlene Toews (Lindley) of Elma, Manitoba, Canada; his sons, Clinton Koehn (Sara) of McPherson, Calvin Koehn (Lawanna) of Hazelton, ID, Lyle Koehn (Margaret) of Hartwell, GA, and Clifford Koehn (Cheryl) and Willard Koehn (Jennie), all of Inman; two sisters, Clara Koehn of Moundridge, and Susie Parra (Benjamin) of Albuquerque, NM; five brothers, Daniel Koehn (June) of Buhler, Ben Koehn of McPherson, Alvin Koehn (Marcella) of Burns, Walter Schmidt (Rosa) of Sun City, AZ, and David Koehn (Maria) of La Tena, Mexico; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Lena Koehn, four sisters, Iva Koehn, Inez Rodriguez, Rebecca Hoffman, and Anna Gallegos; and four brothers, Herman, Clarence, Cecil, and Fred Koehn. Services were held at Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Burial was at the Zion Church Cemetery.

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KROEKER, Eldeen
GREAT BEND, KANSAS: Eldeen Kroeker, 88, died August 29, 2008. She was born February 2, 1920 in Dundee, KS to Warren and Helena Unruh Moore. She was a retired cashier at Central Kansas Medical Center. She attended the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Women's Fellowship Book Study. She is survived by her husband, Alfred D. Kroeker; a daughter, Sally O'Connor (John) of Great Bend; a son, Robert Kroeker (Missy) of Overland Park; two sisters, Thelia Brack of Great Bend, and Arvella Gutman of Brandon, VT; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were handled by Bryant Funeral Home.

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KUKOWSKI, Edward C., Jr.
FORT DODGE, KANSAS: Edward C. Kukowski, Jr., 61, died April 14, 2007 at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. He was born March 3, 1946 in Sellersville, PA to Edward and Florence Gregg Kukowski. He was a certified auto mechanic, and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed music and television. He was a former resident of Salina, and had lived in Fort Dodge since 2005. Interment with military rites was at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery with arrangements by Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel.

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LAKE, Mary
ABILENE, KANSAS: Mary Lake, 43, died August 11, 1994 at St. John Hospital in Salina. She is survived by a daughter, Shelly Browning of Bowling Green, KY. Interment was at Prairiedale Cemetery under the direction of Danner Funeral Home.

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LANSING, Robert
WINCHESTER, KANSAS: Robert Lansing, 80, died September 3, 1997 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born April 11, 1917 in Bode, IA to Ambrose and Anna Swenson Lansing. He is survived by his wife, Faye King Lansing; two daughters, Jackie Biggers and Linda Hubbard of Winchester; five sons, Tony of Winchester, Mick and Butch, both of Leavenworth, David of Granger, IA, and Rodney of California; a stepdaughter, Patty Hadley; three sisters, Euny Rhoads of Las Vegas, and Dolly Paulson and Florence Haynes, both of Humboldt, IA; a brother, Charles of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery.

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LAURENTI, Grace
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Grace D. Koci Laurenti, 84, died June 21, 2010. She was born July 26, 1925 near Grove, KS to James F. and Frances J. Dolezilek Koci. She retired from the State of Kansas. She had also worked at Crosby Brothers Appliance Center, and at a supply depot during World War II. She enjoyed Big Band and polka music, dancing, sewing, and designing clothing. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ernest J. Laurenti; a daughter, Lisa (Richard) McCracken; two sons, Anthony M. (Brenda) Laurenti of Topeka, and James L. (Donna) Laurenti of Bellevue, NE; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Frank; two sisters, Irene and Lillian; and a granddaughter. Interment was at the Czech-Moravian Cemetery at Rossville by Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Funeral Home.

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LEHWALD, Merlin
SABETHA, KANSAS: Merlin E. "Buck" Lehwald, 78, died December 8, 2009. He was born November 28, 1931 to Richard and Johanna Lehwald. He worked for Keim Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Patty Ann Easton Lehwald; his children and their spouses, Tamara Lehwald of Junction City, Doug and Heather Lehwald of Holton, Diane and Steve Herbst of Fremont, CA, and Debra Lehwald, Merlin "Butch" and Sue Lehwald, and Cindy and Alan Meyer, all of Sabetha; two sisters, Ardella Petersen of Exira, IA, and Melba Musfeldt of Phoenix, AZ; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elaine; and a grandson, Shannon Lehwald. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church of Sabetha. Interment with military honors was at Albany Cemetery by Popkess Mortuary.

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LEMON, Ervan
ROSSVILLE, KANSAS: Ervan E. Lemon, 5, died February 26, 1899. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Lemon. Burial was at Rossville Cemetery.

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LITZENBERGER, Wesley
JETMORE, KANSAS: Wesley Litzenberger, 92, died May 26, 2008. He was born January 5, 1916 to Henry and Elizabeth Michel Litzenberger. He was an automobile dealer. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion, and served on the USD #227 School Board. He enjoyed boating, auto repair, golfing, gardening, and woodworking, and was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by three daughters, Jane Montgomery of Manhattan, Neila Whitt of Lees Summit, MO, and Denis Ann Bamberger of Dodge City; two sons, Gary of Kansas City, MO, and Kyle of Derby; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Clevenger Litzenberger; three sisters, Mildred Bacon, Elma French, and Kathrine Halling; two brothers, Henry and Isaack; and a grandchild. Services were held at Jetmore United Methodist Church. Interment was at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Funeral Home.

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LOCKER, Lucy
ELLIS, KANSAS: Lucy Claudell Locker, 69, died May 16, 2010 at her home. She was born August 14, 1940 in Hoisington, KS to Thomas H. and Lucy Yarnell Triplett. She was a secretary, and also farmed with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Locker, Sr.; a daughter, Jessica Locker; four sons, Lawrence Locker, Jr. (Tanuia), Thomas Locker, John Locker, and Steven Locker;and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jane New; and a brother, Thomas Triplett. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church in Lawrence. Arrangements were handled by Keithley Funeral Chapel.

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LOPEZ, Paul A.
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Paul A. Lopez, 60, died January 24, 2011 at Heartland Regional Hospital in St. Joseph, MO. He was born June 16, 1950 in Parsons, KS to Eleno and Cuca Reyes Lopez. He was a graduate of Benedictine College, and was a former manager for Skinner Macaroni in Omaha, NE. He was a member of St. Benedict's Church, and enjoyed reading and golfing. He is survived by his mother, Cuca Lopez of Atchison; three brothers, William (JoAnne) Lopez of Kansas City, MO, Philip (Lori) Lopez of St. Joseph, MO, and Eleno (Nancy) Lopez of Santa Maria, CA; and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Services were held at St. Benedict's Church. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.

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LUDES, Charlotte
SALINA, KANSAS: Charlotte A. Staab Ludes, 80, died November 9, 2003. She was born November 26, 1922. She was a cosmetologist at Royal Beauty Shop, and also worked as a food service manager for the Salina School District. She is survived by a son, Thomas C. of Wichita; three daughters, Susan Rose of Anchorage, AK, and Vicki Fiebach and Laura Benson, both of Wichita; two sisters, Lydia Yunker of Hays, and Alice Oaks of Wichita; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. Services were held at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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LUEGER, Ursula
SENECA, KANSAS: Ursula M. Lueger, 102, passed away February 4, 2003 at Country View Estates Care Home in Seneca. She was born January 8, 1901 to John B. and Philomina Koelzer Haug. She formerly worked at Axtell Hospital and Seneca Hospital, and also cared for people in their homes. She was the wife of Aloysius Lueger. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society, and volunteered at the Mission Center in Seneca. She is survived by two sisters, Armella Schmits of Seneca, and Clara Meyer of Baileyville; a brother, Melvin Haug of Seneca; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Ronnebaum; a son, Alvin Lueger; and four brothers, Ambrose, Aloysius, Peter, and Lawrence Haug. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in St. Benedict under the direction of Lauer Funeral Home.

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