Rooks Co. Kansas Obituaries

January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005
Last Updated February 9, 2008

I would like to thank Jan Simpson Reading of Denver, Colorado for volunteering to send me the current Rooks County Obituaries for posting.   She is formally of Codell, Kansas.   Most of the obituaries come from the Hays Daily News and the Salina Journal, you may contact them for a copy of the obit.

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John R. Allen

Clair Morton Anderson

Betty Lou Andreson

David L. Arnold    
Tera Marie Augustine James F. Austin Shirley M. Axelson
Elizabeth "Betty" Barenbert

Juanita "Nita Basgall

Jack Duane Baxter

Harriet “Hattie” L. Bealby

Levi Bedard Jack L. Bennett

Teresa Benoit

Curtis Ray Best Jeanette Bigge

Norma "Jean" Bird

Rev. Chester E. Bodenhamer Leo P. Bonneau
Vi Boomer Sister Margarida Boucher Edward Henry Bouchey
Leta Bouchey Verna Bouchey Leanore Helen Bowyer
Michael E. Breckenridge George Oscar Brown Leonard D. Brown
Carol Faith Brungardt Floyd "Smokey" Bryan

Jack Nelson Buchheister

William P. "Pat" Burke    
Ronald L. Burton Ronnie L. "RB" Burton Robert Bruce Byers, Jr.

Richard E. Carmichael

Sister Dismas Cartwright

Roberta "Bert" Casey

Adella Kruse Clark

Cathrine M. Comeau

Ruth Comeau

Virgil Otis Conn

Reszella E. Conway  

 

Ida C. Conyac

Lucy Elizabeth Crawford

Alberta Frances Davidson

Ruby May Debes

Eva D. Roberts Deckman

Hope Denton

Mike Desaire

Alphonse Wilfred "Al" DesMarteau Jr.

Elverta Dick

D. Lee Dunlap  
Herbert D. Easter Carole Eisiminger Doris Lucille Eller
Raymond A. Elliott Viola Pauline Erbert Genevieve H. Erickson
Dennis A. Fellers Holly Rupp Flannagan Kevin Burns Foulke
Elaine D. Fox

Nelda Naomi Cook Frankamp

Calvin N. Franklin
Esta Pearl Frazier Opal F. Frazier  
Edna Caroline Riffe Gallagher Raymond Larry Ganoung

Ellen Gerhardt

Harold Leroy Gibson Harry Elton Gibson Anna Gilson
Doris Harriett Gish Ralph M. Gnad  
Darlene M. Goddard Arlene P. Gosselin  
Gilbert A. Graf Arvid Raymond Grover Talon Dale Minshall Grover

Ferdinand William Hachmeister

Marvin W. Hake Raymond Farwell Hale
Leon W. Hamilton Mary L. Harrington Leroy Harrison
Myrtle Maxine Headley Nancy Hickman Helen Marie Hignite
Anna Jo Hill Dorothy M. Hollars Lloyd L. Hollern
Downer Lee Hull Jesse Dean Hulse Robert Kerell Hunter
Darwin D. Ives Earlyne Opal Buss Ives  

David Eldon Jackson

Arthur Frost "Art" Johnson Betty Ruth Jones
Howard Bryce Kaltenbach Edna Caroline King Cecelia E. Kingsley
Jules V. "Jerry" Kittelson Vernon John Koppes Cecil B. Kriley
Grace Kriley Betty Jo Krysl  

Ival Marie Lambert

Duetta Elizabeth LaPlante

Orval Lancaster

Dale L. Leech

Leona Livingston

 

Berneta A. McLaughlin

Leona A. McNitt Casey McPheeters
Mildred Mabel Wallace McVey    
LaDeane Macke Verl H. Maddy Marjorie Louise Marcotte
Lawrence V. Mai

Marie Mai

Emily Ann Matyasz

Edna Marie Mayhew Paul H. Mayhew Anglea M. Menard
Joseph A. Meyers Eloise B. Miller Velda Lucille Morin
Zella R. Moore Harry M. Moos Julia Moos
Lucille Emma Morel    
Gail Arven Mosher

Blake Christopher Munsch

Kayla R. Myers
Joseph Roland Nelson Jr. Kenneth "Kenny" Newell Maxim E. "Max" Newell
William Norris    
Nona Mae Ouderkirk Judy Oxford  
Ronald Kent Palmberg Pearl R. Parks Ronald Wade Peacock
Charles "Chuck" Peters Hazel Ina Pfortmiller Everett Paul Phlieger
Edna G. Pooler Alpha C. Post  

Lorene Adele Reed

Maisie Henderson Reeder

Patricia J. Renk

Vernie R. Rolfe

Dale Edward Roll

Laverne A. Roy

Robert "Bob" Roy

Milton E. Rupp

Shannon L. Rush

Everett V. Russ Lyle Sylvester Russell  
Hilary P. Schmidt Edwin G. Schrandt Charles Donald Scoville
Lucille Birrer Scott Ralph E. Scott Dr. Warren A. Shaw
Ida Vera Snavely    
Elton R. Smith Virginia J. Standage  
Eva May Weller Strecker    
Fred W. Struckhoff James L. "Sam" Strutt Eugene J. "Gene" St. Peter
Gay Lynn Surles Edna B. Sutcliffe  

Harold Lee Taylor

Lela L. Teasley

Albert L. Terry

Levi G. Thibault

Ralph L. Thomas Dorothy M. Thompson

Jonathan Joe Thompson

Marguerite V. Thompson Virginia Rose Thompson
John Dean Thornburg

Marjorie Ellen Toll

Delphine E. Tucker
Buddy Lee Walker Etta Grace Walker Harold L. Walker

Edwin H. Wasinger

Aleene May Watson Herman V. Weber
Dale H. Weller Ronald E. Westhusin Lawrence Whaley

Gary J. Wilkerson

Kenneth Gerard Wilkerson Paul H. Williams
Roger Williams Dennis L. Wise  
Edward " Ed" Yoxall    
Lillian L. Zeigler  

 

 

 

30 Dec 2005 Hays Daily  News Hilary P. Schmidt
Hilary P. Schmidt, 95, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.  He was born Aug. 1, 1910, in Catherine to Frederick and Margaret (Dinkel) Schmidt.  He married Amelia Rome on Sept. 4, 1934, at Catherine. She preceded him in death on May 27, 1997.  He was a carpet layer in Hays for 40 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.
Survivors include a son, Donald W. Schmidt, Hays; two daughters, Betty Jean Merklinger and husband, Elmer, Victoria, Texas, and Linda Young and husband, Bob, Haviland; two brothers, Leo Clarence Schmidt, Missoula, Mont., and Marcellus Schmidt, Hays; four sisters, Ann Schmidt, Plainville, Tina Likiardopolus, Wichita, Marge Schmidt, Hays, and Jane Jacobs, Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Schmidt, Alex Schmidt, Fidelis Schmidt and John Schmidt; and two sisters, Catherine Quint and Mary Agnes Pelzel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, all at Cline's Mortuary Of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays.
Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Catholic Church, St. Fidelis Cemetery Fund or for Masses.

30 Dec 2005 Hays Daily News Carole Eisiminger
Carole Eisiminger, Plainville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Rush County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Arrangements are pending with Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

29 Dec 2005 Hays Daily News Robert "Bob" Roy
Bob Roy, Stockton, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at his home.
Arrangements are pending with Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton.

1 Jan 2006 The Hays Daily News
Robert John “Bob” Roy, 59, Stockton, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at his home.  He was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Hays, to Emile and Leona (Kriley) Roy. He graduated from the Englewood High School, Englewood, Colo. and was in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for the city of Stockton.  He married Linda Nyberg.
Survivors include two sons, Nathan Roy, Winfield and Andrew Roy, Lawrence; his parents of Englewood, Colo. and two sisters Dianne Williams, Monument, Colo. and Patty Challacombe, Denver.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton; burial in St. Thomas Cemetery.
Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home. There will be a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials to the Robert J. Roy memorial fund for his children's education and may be sent in care of funeral home.

29 Dec 2005 Salina Journal Hope Denton
STOCKTON — Hope Denton, 87, Stockton, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.  Mrs. Denton was born Hope Stewart on Oct. 2, 1918, in Harlan. She was a teacher, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde B., of the home; three sons, Jonathan M. and David S., both of Stockton, and C. Stewart of Borger, Texas; four granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and two step-grandsons.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Main Street Christian Church, Stockton. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church.

29 Dec 2005 Hays Daily News Hope Stewart Denton
Hope Stewart Denton, 87, Stockton, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.  She was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Harlan to Lewis and Pearl (Brumbaugh) Stewart. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a teaching degree. She taught at Atwood, Stockton, Webster and Alton/Osborne retiring in 1980.  She married Clyde B. Denton on Dec. 19, 1948, at Portis.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Jonathan M. Denton and David S. Denton, both of Stockton, and C. Stewart Denton, Borger, Texas; four granddaughters; and four step grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Main Street Christian Church, Stockton; burial in Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11: 30 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Main Street Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

29 Dec 2005 The Purcell Register Roszella E. Conway
Funeral services for Roszella E. Conway, 62, of Noble will be held today (Thursday), Dec. 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garlin Newton and the Rev. Kenny Shultz officiating. Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Conway died Dec. 27, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 21, 1943 in Waynesburg, Penn., the middle child and only daughter of Owen Eisiminger and Edna Pearl Phillips Eisiminger. She was reared on a farm in Waynesburg and attended two years of college.
On April 22, 1974 she married James T. Conway and together they reared five children.
Mrs. Conway lived in Youngstown, Ohio, for many years before moving to Oklahoma in 1982. She had been living in Noble since 1990.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; two sons, Kenny Shultz and his wife, Sue, of Noble and Ray Conway and his wife, Rebecca, of Hereford, Texas; three daughters, Debbie Zec and her husband, Mike, of Farrell, Penn., Crystal Miller of Noble and Kathy Kabariti and her husband, Michael, of Sherman, Texas; two brothers, John Eisiminger and his wife, Carol, of Plainville, Kan., and Donald Eisiminger and his wife, Peggy, of Tacoma, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Shultz, Ray Conway, Mike Zec, Michael Kabariti, Kenny Shultz Jr. and Cody Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Shultz, Blake Kabariti, Christopher Miller, James Zec and Michael Zec II.

25 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News Blake Christopher Munsch
Blake Christopher Munsch, 16, Hays, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, east of Hays.  He was born May 21, 1989, in Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., to Kris and Lisa (Belisle) Munsch. He attended St. Joseph Elementary School, Holy Family Elementary School and was presently a junior at Hays High School.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Hays.
Survivors include his parents, Lisa and Jay Rebel and Kris and Gena Munsch, all of Hays; maternal grandparents, Duane and Pat Belisle, Damar, and Ralph and Bonnie Rebel, Ness City; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Clara Rose Munsch, Ness City and Gene and Linda Argo, Hays; and four step siblings, Beau and Holly Rebel, D. J. Rebel and Jacob Keller, all of Hays.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Monday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Blake C. Munsch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

24 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal Leo P. Bonneau
STOCKTON — Leo P. Bonneau, 92, Stockton, died Dec. 16, 2005.  Mr. Bonneau was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Concordia. He was a brakeman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.  His wife, Opal, died in 2003.
Survivors include two stepsons, Doyal K. Hrabe of Stockton and Debert M. Hrabe of Overland Park; three stepdaughters, Betty Raney of Ceres, Calif., Phyllis Hart of Plainville and Joy Johnson of Manhattan; 16 step grandchildren; 42 step great-grandchildren; and 24 step great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton. The body was cremated. Inurnment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery with military honors provided by Monroe-Taylor-Barnes VFW Post 8873.
A parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
Memorials may be made to the Solomon Valley Manor, in care of the funeral home.
Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent via www.mooreoverlease.com.

25 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News
Leo P. Bonneau, 92, Stockton, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.  He was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Concordia to Levi and Alzma (Bonbardie) Bonneau.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He married Opal Ives Hrabe on March 13, 1950, in Stockton. She preceded him in death March 30, 2003.  He worked for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad as a brakeman.
Survivors include two stepsons, Doyal K. Hrabe, Stockton, and Debert M. Hrabe, Overland Park; three stepdaughters, Betty Raney, Ceres, Calif., Phyllis Hart, Plainville, and Joy Johnson, Manhattan; 16 step grandchildren; 42 step great-grandchildren; and 24 step great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Stockton; he was cremated. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Stockton.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday with parish rosary at 7 p.m. at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Solomon Valley Manor and may be sent in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669.

22 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News David Eldon Jackson
David Eldon Jackson, 83, Tonganoxie, formerly of Hill City, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1922, at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.  He was born Aug. 5, 2005, in rural Graham County to David Edward and Viola Mae (Bass) Jackson. He was a veteran of World War II.  He married Doris Fountain on Nov. 9, 1944, at Hill City. He had been employed as a machine operator and mechanic by Simmons Mattress Co.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Bruce Jackson and Craig Jackson, both of Tonganoxie; two daughters, Ruth Jackson, Tonganoxie, and Kathleen Trisler, Coffeeville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City; private burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.
Memorials are suggested to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Kan., and may be sent to Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City, KS 67642.

21 Dec 2005 San Diego Union-Tribune (CA) Mike Desaire
Mike Desaire of La Mesa passed away on December 14, 2005, at the age of 54. He was involved in a tragic car accident near Benson, Arizona. His beloved dogs survived the crash and were rescued by the Humane Society. Mike is survived by his wife, Rita Desaire, and son, Jacob. Born in Stockton, Kansas, on December 13, 1951, Mr. Desaire was one of ten children who spent much of his childhood on a wheat farm near Damar, Kansas. In 1975 he moved to San Diego. On October 1, 1989, he married the love of his life, Rita Pruett, of La Mesa. Mr. Desaire worked as a line supervisor for Teladine Ryan in San Diego for many years. He was very patriotic and loved his country. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he held memberships in the Southern California Rim Fire Association, the American Rim Fire Association, the 1,000 Yard Bench Rest Association, the National Predator Caller Association, the San Diego County Fish and Game Association, and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a predator control specialist for San Diego County for many years. He also competed in many high-powered rifle and rim fire competitions throughout the United States. With his brother, Richard, he hunted upland game in Central Kansas every fall. With his son, Jacob, he participated in Cub Scouts, golf lessons, school events, fishing, traveling, and many other activities. Mr. Desaire is survived by his wife, Rita, and son, Jacob; his mother, Deloris Desaire of Salina, Kansas; and eight brothers and sisters; Don Desaire of Loveland, Colorado; Arlinda McLaughlin of Pinedale, Wyoming; Richard Desaire of Salina, Kansas; Marva Gill of St. Marys, Ohio; Leland Desaire of Afton, Oklahoma; Marty Desaire, Jonetta Petty, and Karyl Wilson of Salina, Kansas. He is also survived by his step-children, Ron Neville of Blossom Valley, California, and Nancy Wolf of San Clemente, California. There are numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that mourn his loss, as well. Mr. Desaire was preceded in death by his father, Leo Desaire, of Salina, Kansas, and his sister, Madrilčne Desaire Civilises of Solomon, Kansas. Services were held on Tuesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m., at the La Mesa Church of Christ, 5150 Jackson Drive, with interment at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road in San Diego. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com

21 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News Paul H. Williams
Paul H. Williams, 92, Plainville, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at his home in Plainville.  He was born November 18, 1913, in Plainville, Kansas. He was the son of Roll Williams and Bertha Edna Henry. He had one sister, Louella (Dunham), and two brothers, Karl and Eldon. Paul married Margaret Green on April 2, 1934, and they had four children, Margaret Lavonne (Werner), Donovan, Clayton, and Rodney. In August of 1944, Paul enlisted in the Army and served as Personnel Tech Sergeant (T-5) of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, and was in charge of approximately 40 men. He was then honorably discharged on July 1st, 1946. After Paul's discharge, he went back to Plainville and continued his work on the farm and his cattle buying business. He also worked in the oil field, and officiated both Football and Basketball. Paul was an avid sports fan his entire life.  Paul married once again on February 11, 1950. He married Mary Claire Lambert, and they had four children, Paula (Glick), Natalie (Towns), Bonita (Higgins), and James. Paul was called back to serve in the armed forces again in April of 1950, during the Korean Conflict. This time, he served in Fort Hood, Texas, as Corporal (athletic instructor) until his discharge, which came at Christmas time of the same year. Paul was a lifelong resident of Plainville, a life member of VFW post 8871, where he served several years as Commander, and was also 9th District Commander. He was also a member of the First Christian Church. In the years before Paul retired, he had quit farming and owned and operated his own oil business. Paul would tell you that his greatest accomplishments during his lifetime were: his eight children, twenty grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, the fact that he graduated from Plainville High School in the fall of 1931, the fact that he did attend Fort Hays State and did play football (if only for a year), and the fact that both Paul and his wife, Mary, were very instrumental in the concept and completion of the Rooks County Veteran's Memorial Monument, now located in Stockton.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Roll, his mother, Edna, his sister Louella, his brothers Karl and Eldon, and an infant grandson.
Visitation will be at the Plainville Funeral Home, 320 S.W. 2nd Street, Plainville, Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The family will be present at the funeral home Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church or VFW Post No. 8871 and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.plainvillefuneral home.com.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 26th at the First Christian Church of Plainville, with Pastor Larry Liles officiating.

21 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News Buddy Lee Walker
Buddy Lee Walker, 54, Woodston, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Rooks County Health Center, Plainville.  He was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Wichita to Orville and Marcella (Webster) Walker.
Survivor include his companion, Kath Claiborn, Woodston; his mother, Marcella Walker, Whitewater; a daughter, Melinda Costa, Fall River, Mass.; and a sister, Janet Weems, Augusta.
He was preceded in death by his father, Orville; and, a son Tracy Walker.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Buddy Lee Walker Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669, who are in charge of the arrangements.

20 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal  Dennis A. Fellers
WILSON — Dennis A. Fellers, 61, Wilson, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005. Mr. Fellers was born June 9, 1944, in Plainville. He was a machinist for a water well service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Alice, in 1996.
Survivors include a son, James Bloesser of Wilson; a daughter, Terina Templeton of Wilson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Mortuary Chapel, 610 24th, Wilson 67490.
Memorials may be made to Hays Medical Center Handicapped Foundation, in care of the mortuary.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m until the service Wednesday at the mortuary.

19 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal LaDeane Macke
PLAINVILLE — LaDeane Macke, 77, Plainville, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005.  Mrs. Macke was born LaDeane Coles on March 26, 1928, in Waldo. She was manager of the Plainville VFW Post for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; a son, Daniel Resley; and a grandson.
Survivors include her children, Robert Resley Jr., Richard Resley, Debby Burton, Mitzi Keith and Brian Resley, all of Wichita, Becky Eklund of Springdale, Ark., Melissa Schremmer of Russell and Shane Macke of Catherine; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Southwind Hospice of Russell and Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas for Ellis County, in care of the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the mortuary

19 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal Lucy Elizabeth Crawford
NATOMA — Lucy Elizabeth Crawford, 95, Natoma, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005.  Mrs. Crawford was born Lucy Elizabeth Robertson on May 17, 1910, at Covert. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in 1977; and two infant grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Luhman and Elaine Spencer, both of Natoma, and Judy Gilworth of Independence, Mo.; two sons, Gerald of Milwaukee and Glenn of Natoma; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Burial will be in Natoma Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rooks County Nursing Home in Plainville or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the mortuary.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

aft 14 Dec 2005 Blade Empire Edna Caroline Riffe Gallagher
Edna Caroline Riffe Gallagher died Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at the Cloud County Health Center, in Concordia, Kan.  She was born May 27, 1918, on a farm in Belmont Township, Rooks County, Kansas, to Wade H. and Clara J. Griebel Riffe.  She graduated from Stockton High School, Stockton, Kansas, on May 27, 1936. She worked at the Ben Franklin Store for five years during high school and after. Edna married Roy W. Gallagher at Damar, Kansas, on March 25, 1940. She spent most of her married life in Concordia, Kansas. While her husband was overseas, during World War II, she stayed with her parents in Stockton.  Edna and Roy owned and operated a meat processing plant in Concordia and also a neighborhood grocery store. Edna worked as a Medication Aide at St. Ann’s Nursing Home and Mount Joseph Nursing Home.  She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was also a Life Member of the VFW Auxiliary, Post #588. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; her parents; an infant brother, Clifford; and two brothers, Harold and Elton Riffe, of Stockton.
She is survived by three sons: Bob and wife, Joanne of Sahuarita, Arizona; Ron and wife, Sandy of Danbury, Wisconsin; Mike and wife Annette of Concordia, Kansas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Shane Gallagher, Nicole Sear, Kevin Gallagher, Maureen Gallagher, Stephanie Gallagher, Brandi Gallagher and Dustin Gallagher; one step grandchild Edward Carlson and three great-grandchildren and one great-step grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 19, 2005, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, Kansas, at 10:00 a.m., with Father Barry Brinkman and Father Henry Kieffer officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 18, 2005, at Nutter Mortuary, from 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Interment will be in St. Concordia Catholic Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Mount Joseph Chapel Memorial Fund or OLPH Catholic Church Building Fund.
Nutter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 116 East 6th Street, Concordia, KS 66901.

14 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal Carol Faith Brungardt
BELLA VISTA, Ark. — Carol Faith Brungardt, 68, Bella Vista, formerly of Stockton, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005.  Mrs. Brungardt was born Carol Faith Cooper on July 16, 1937, in Stockton. She was a teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Ken; three daughters, Kenda Elliott of Dallas, Kelly Vanderplas of Phillipsburg and Sherri Conrad of Cheney; a son, Danny Heinze Jr. of Halstead; five stepdaughters, Rebecca O’Bourke of Moscow, Idaho, Pam Powell of Kansas City, Kan., Terri Campbell of Chandler, Ariz., Olivia Brungardt of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Jessica Pauls of Lawrence; her mother, Ada Cooper; a brother, Jeral Cooper; 11 grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Main Street Christian Church, Stockton. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Carol Faith Brungardt Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.


14 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News
Carol Faith (Cooper) Brungardt, 68, Bella Vista, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Northwest Regional Medical Center, Springdale, Ark.  She was born July 16, 1937, in Stockton to Kenneth and Ada Cooper. She graduated from Stockton High School, Fort Hays State University with a teaching degree and Wichita State University with a master's degree.  She married Daniels Lee Heinze on Nov. 9, 1957, in Hays.  She taught school in various positions and locations, the last being Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, retiring in 2002 after 45 years of teaching.  She married Kenneth Brungardt on Aug. 8, 1988.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Danny Heinze Jr., Halstead; three daughters, Kenda Elliott, Dallas, Texas, Kelly Vanderplas, Phillipsburg, and Sherri Conrad, Cheney; five stepdaughters, Rebecca O'Rourke, Moscow, Idaho, Pam Powell, Kansas City, Kan., Terri Campbell, Chandler, Ariz, Olivia Brungardt, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and Jessica Pauls, Lawrence; her mother, Ada Cooper; a brother, Jeral Cooper; 11 grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren.
She was preceded by her father, Kenneth Cooper.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Main Street Christian Church, Stockton; burial in Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First St., Stockton.
Memorials are suggested to Carol Faith Brungardt Memorial Scholarship Fund at Phillipsburg High School.

12 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News Hazel Ina Pfortmiller
Hazel Ina Pfortmiller, 84, Natoma, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Rooks County Nursing Home, Plainville.  She was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Codell to Joseph Glenn and Alta Vivian (Hayes) Romine. She graduated from Natoma High School.  She married Lawrence Pfortmiller on April 18, 1941, at Salina. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the nursing home; two sons, Lawrence Glen Pfortmiller and Louis Kent Pfortmiller, both of Lawrence; two daughters, Linda Kay Sharits, Natoma, and Galya Louise Wichman, Ellis; a sister, Echo Alice Brooks, Oxnard, Calif.,10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma; burial in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Natoma.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 701 N. First, Natoma.
Memorials are suggested to Natoma American Legion Auxiliary or Blue Hills Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

9 Dec 2005 The Hays Daily News Ellen Gerhardt
Ellen Gerhardt, 79, Victoria, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  She was born April 22, 1926, in Victoria to Andrew and Margaret (Wittman) Klaus.  She married August Gerhardt on Nov. 18, 1946, at Victoria. She was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church and Christian Mothers, both of Victoria.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Paul Gerhardt and wife, Jacqui, Colorado Springs, Colo., Andy Gerhardt and wife, Vicki Jo, Plainville, and Frank Gerhardt and wife, Racquel, Victoria; two daughters, Mary Ruder and husband, Earl, Edmond, Okla., and Theresa Hodnett and husband, Charles; two brothers, Ben Klaus, Manhattan, and Andrew Klaus, Hays; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Casper Klaus, Joseph Klaus, Ed Klaus, Leo Klaus and Al Klaus; three sisters, Angela Leiker, Catherine Jacobs and Emma Rajewski; and a grandson, Eric Ruder.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a vigil service at 7 p.m., followed by St. Fidelis Christian Mothers rosary, and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, all at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria.
Memorials are suggested to St. Fidelis Church or Masses.

7 Dec 2005 The Salina Journal Juanita "Nita" Basgall
Juanita “Nita” Basgall, 55, Plainville, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.  She was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Hays. She graduated from Natoma High School and Parks Business College, Denver, Colo.  She had served as manager for the city of Plainville.
Survivors include her mother, Donna Hutton, Plainville; a son, D. J. Basgall, Plainville; two daughters, Dena Normandin, Plainville, and Nikki Spiller, Enid, Okla.; five sisters, Cynthia Miller, Wichita, Terry Chesney, Hays, Julie Sanders, Tucson, Ariz., Vicki Nickelson, Las Vegas and Peggy Richmond, Codell; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, with a Ladies Guild rosary at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, and then from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a parish vigil service at 6 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Plainville City Park and may be sent in care of the funeral chapel.

 8 Dec 2005
 
PLAINVILLEJuanita “Nita” Basgall, 55, Plainville, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005.  Mrs. Basgall was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Hays. She was the Plainville city clerk/administrator.
Survivors include two daughters, Dena Normandin of Plainville and Nikki Spiller of Enid, Okla.; a son, D. J. Basgall of Plainville; her mother, Donna Hutton of Plainville; five sisters, Cynthia Miller of Wichita, Terry Chesney of Hays, Julie Sanders of Tucson, Ariz., Vicki Nickelson of Las Vegas and Peggy Richmond of Codell; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be at 3 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663, with a vigil service at 6 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Plainville City Park, in care of the chapel.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the chapel and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the church.
Condolences may be sent at www.mooreoverlease.com.

28 Nov 2005 The Salina Journal Delphine E. Tucker
PALCO — Delphine E. Tucker, 89, Palco, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005.  Mrs. Tucker was born Delphine E. Roberts on April 3, 1916, in Palco. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C., in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Thomas of Denver; a son, Ron of Minooka, Ill.; a sister, Elaine Brin of Plainville; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Palco United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, near Palco.
Memorials may be made to Hays Medical Center Home Health & Hospice, the church or Rooks County Home Healthcare in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.moore-overlease.com.

22 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News James L.  "Sam" Strutt
James L. “Sam” Strutt, 75, Morland, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City.  He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Neosho, Mo., to Carl Andrew and Goldie Inez (Hays) Strutt.  He married Dixie J. Pauley on June 5, 1955, in Woodston. He later married Jolene Strutt. He was a crude-oil transport driver.
Survivors include his wife, Morland; two sons, Keven Strutt, Hoxie, and Kirby Strutt, Morland; three daughters, Kimberley Herman and Karmen Davignon, both of Hill City, and Kari Ketterl, Herndon; one brother, Richard Strutt, Oakley; one sister, Carleta Imel, Shawnee Mission; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morland United Methodist Church; burial for private family only in Ash Rock Cemetery near Woodston.
Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House, Topeka, St. Judes Hospital and Donors Choice and can be sent in care of Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City, KS 67642.

21 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Betty Lou Andreson
Betty Lou Andreson, 80, Plainville, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at the Rooks County Nursing Home, Plainville.  She was born March 13, 1925, in Florence to James T. and Gladys (Wilson) Ballew. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in home economics.  She married Neal B. Andreson on March 19, 1949, in El Dorado. She taught school in Zurich, Codell and Plainville until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Paul S. Andreson, Pembroke, Mass.; two daughters, Tracey Miles, Hays, and Allison Arnett, Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren; and on great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the First Christian Church, Plainville; private family internment will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Chapter HB P.E.O. Scholarship Fund, and can be sent in care of the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville, KS 67663. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mooreoverlease.com.

20 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Jonathan Joe Thompson
Jonathan Joe Thompson, 9 days old, Nelson, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Children's Hospital in Omaha.  He was born Nov. 8, 2005, in Omaha to William Thompson and Darcy (Bushnell) Thompson.
Survivors include his parents, Nelson; a brother, Joseph Thompson, Nelson, and grandmothers Linda Thompson, Woodston, and Linda Bushnell, Superior, Neb.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joey Thompson, and grandfathers James Thompson and Earl Bushnell.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grant Center Cemetery, Alton.
Memorials are suggested to the family.

18 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Edwin H. Wasinger
Edwin H. “Eddie” Wasinger, 83, Hays, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at his home.  He was born March 6, 1922, in Hays to Jacob and Elizabeth (Miller) Wasinger. He graduated from St. Joseph's Military Academy, Hays, and was an Army veteran of World War II.  He married Neolah Becker on May 22, 1954, in Plainville. He was employed by Halliburton for over 30 years of service, retiring in 1986.  He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, St. Joseph's Council 1325 of Knights of Columbus, Bishop Cunningham Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Hays.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Bob Wasinger and wife, Becky, and Richard Wasinger and wife, Jo Ann, all of Hays; three daughters, Ginny Hammerschmidt and husband, Tom, Salina, and Gena Hammerschmidt and husband, Francis, and Becky Kuhn and husband, Terry, all of Hays; a brother, Felix Wasinger, Hutchinson; three sisters, Lidwina Meyers, Wichita, Fidelia Milham, Salina, and Lucille Werth, Victoria; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Wasinger; a brother, Joe Wasinger; and two sisters, Sr. Marcella Wasinger and Pia Brull.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with graveside military honors by Hays V.F.W.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine St., Hays.
A Perpetual Eucharist Adorers rosary will be at 4 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., followed by a Knight of Columbus rosary, all on Sunday at the funeral home. The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays Medical Center, Holy Family School, Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, Wis., or for Masses

14 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Alpha C. Post
Alpha C. Post, 98, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Good Samaritan Health Center, Kearney, Neb.  She was born July 12, 1902, in Graham County to Thomas and Myrtle (Hooper) Ray.  She was married to Earl Post, who preceded her in death. She had been employed as a nurse's aide.
Survivors include five sons, Earl Post, Stockton, Ron Post, Salina, David Post, Peyton, Colo., Thomas Post, Pratt, and Norman Post, Hill City; four daughters, Mary Breese, Logan, Lola Campbell, Dickens, Texas, Barbara Holm, Ness City, and Marilyn Ross, Phillipsburg; a sister, Isadora Lappin, Jetmore; 34 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellizabeth Ann Lowry.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at Logan Christian Church, Logan; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Logan Funeral Home, Logan.
Memorials are suggested to Logan Christian Church or Logan E.M.S.

9 Nov 2005 Great Bend Tribune (KS) Dale L. Leech 1946-2005
STOCKTON — Dale L. Leech, 59, died Nov. 8 at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville. He was born March 13, 1946, in Stockton, the son of Morris F. and Naomi (Cooper) Leech Sr. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1966. He married Marjorie Calvert on Oct. 22, 1977, in Great Bend. They later divorced. A longtime resident of Stockton, he did janitorial work and ran a forklift in Great Bend, and later was a cook and tended bar in Stockton. He worked with the Red Cross in Stockton and had been a resident of Valley View since September 1999.
Leech was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Stockton.
Survivors include one son, Travis Leech of Bonner Springs; one daughter, Robin Lauber of Great Bend; one brother, Morris Leech Jr. of Great Bend; one sister, Kay Seemann of Smith Center; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Gary Lee Leech.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stockton Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Slate officiating. Mr. Leech was cremated. Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton. Memorials are suggested to the Dale Leech Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

6 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Marjorie Ellen Toll
Marjorie Ellen Toll, 79, WaKeeney, formerly of Morland, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Lutheran Home, Wakeeney.   She was born March 2, 1926, near Penokee to Charles Lester and Lenna Elizabeth (Green) Keith.  She married Lee Elmer Toll Jan. 22, 1949, in Hill City. He preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1968. She had been a bookkeeper.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Bellerive, Morland, and Judy Harper, Hill City; two brothers, Howard Keith, Zurich, and Loyd Keith, Morland; three (the article was cut off here)

4 Nov 2005 The Hays Daily News Alberta Frances Davidson
Alberta Frances Davidson, 68, Hondo, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.  She was born Oct. 31, 1936, near Palco to Cecil and Freda (Kroeger) Saunders. She graduated from Palco High School.  She married Donald Davidson on Aug. 31, 1956, in Salina. She was a secretary in the Florence, Ariz., grade school system.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Dennis Davidson, Robstown, Texas, and Robert Davidson, Florence; two daughters, Teresa Fischer, Hondo, and Donna Vaughan, Robstown; a brother, Gerald Saunders, Trinity, Texas; two sisters, LaVaughn Davidson, Tucson, Ariz., and Arlene Klamm, Holdrege, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 28, 2005, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo; burial was in Ouihi Cemetery, Ouihi, Texas.

31 Oct 2005 The Salina Journal Paul H. Mayhew
PLAINVILLE — Paul H. Mayhew, 94, Plainville, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.  Mr. Mayhew was born Aug. 23, 1911, in Plainville. He worked in the oil field as a cat skinner and roughneck.
Survivors include his wife, June; a son, Gary of Plainville; two daughters, Carol Pywell and Paula Koehler, both of Plainville; two brothers, Howard of Independence, Mo., and Jack of Palco; two sisters, Peggy Tucker of Plainville and Frances Veatch of Palco; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at Nazarene Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Plainville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for the church’s new construction, in care of Plainville Funeral Home, 320 S.W. Second, Plainville 67663.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

31 Oct 2005 The Salina Journal Pearl R. Parks
GOODLAND — Pearl R. Parks, 93, Goodland, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.  Mrs. Parks was born Pearl R. South on March 31, 1912, in Webster. She was a retired rancher.
She was preceded in death by a companion, Floyd Bedker.
Survivors include a son, Ivan Parks, of Goodland; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at Koons Funeral Home Chapel, 211 North Main, Goodland 67935-1555. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wallace/Greeley County Health Care Foundation, to be used for a new clinic in Sharon Springs.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Mountain time until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

30 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Kenneth Gerard Wilkerson
Kenneth Gerard Wilkerson, 47, Zurich, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at the Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.  He was born March 21, 1958, to Don and Ann (Feuerborn) Wilkerson.  He was an over-the-road truck driver and worked in the oil field and worked for Stahl Products for the past five and a half years.
Survivors include his parents, Plainville; three brothers, Joe Wilkerson, Catherine, Don Wilkerson, San Diego, and Dave Wilkerson, Plainville; and three sisters, Mary Lang, Hays, and Geri Stahl and Sharon Waggoner, both of Plainville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.
Visitation will from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, with a Ladies Guild rosary at 3 p.m., and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the church, with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Kenneth L. Wilkerson Memorial Fund, to be designated later by the family, in care of the chapel.
Condolences may be made to the family at
www.moore-overlease.com.

27 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Ronnie L. "RB" Burton
Ronnie L. “RB” Burton, 64, Wichita, formerly of Plainville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.  He was married to Debby Resley. He was a drilling superintendent.
Survivors include his wife, of the home, three daughters, Amy Burton, Teresa Clark and Terry Clark, all of Wichita, his mother, Luella Burton, Plainville; two brothers, Jack Burton, Plainville, and Pat Burton, Burleson, Texas; a sister, Susie Burton, Anchorage, Alaska; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Downing and Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, 435 S. Broadway, S-100, Wichita, KS, 67202.

27 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Leroy Harrison
Leroy Harrison, 81, Plainville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center, Hays.  He was born July 16, 1924, in Plainville to O. E. and Corene (Yohe) Harrison. He was a graduate of Plainville High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.  He married Verlene Carmichael Feb. 18, 1947, in Hays. He was a farmer and cattleman.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Diane Harris, Hays; two sons, Kirk Harrison, Plainville, and Kim Harrison, Leawood; his mother, Corene Harrison, Plainville; two sisters, Donna Mae Simpson, Plainville, and Lorna Kay Glenn, Hennessey, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Harrison, and his father.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Plainville; burial in Plainville Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, and from noon until the time of the service Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or Good Samaritan Center and may be sent in care of the chapel.

26 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Leroy Harrison
Leroy Harrison, 81, Plainville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center, Hays.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Plainville; burial in Plainville Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, and from noon until the time of the service Friday at the church.

25 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Virginia Rose Thompson
Virginia Rose Thompson, 88, Vancouver, Wash., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Vancouver.  She was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Plainville. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Sondra Sue Thompson, Vancouver, Monna Lou Johnson, Camas, Wash., and Rita Jo Link, Longview, Wash.; two brothers, Adolph Toelkes, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Alfred Toelkes, Vancouver; two sisters, Mar Ruth Bachheister, Green Valley, Ariz., and Phyllis Holmes, Portland; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1971.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Battle Ground, Wash.
Memorials are suggested to ARC of Clark County, 9415 NE Fourth Plain Rd., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.

20 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Jack Nelson Buchheister
Jack Nelson Buchheister, 86, Ellis, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2005, at his residence in Overland Park.  He was born Feb. 28, 1919, on the family farm northwest of Plainville to Henry and Sadie (Sawyer) Buchheister.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He then worked in the oil fields of Rooks and Ellis Counties until 1961. He was employed by Kansas State University Fort Hays Experimental Station from 1963 to 1983 as an agronomist in the wheat department.  He married Ione G. Homburg on Jan. 1, 1947, in St. John Lutheran Church, Ellis.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, William “Bill” Buchheister, Overland Park, and Philip Buchheister and wife, Toni, The Colony, Texas; a daughter, Wanda “Wendy” Macek and husband, Michael, Overland Park; four grandchildren, Scott Macek and wife, Stephanie, Brian Macek, Chelsea Buchheister and Cy Buchheister.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ernest Buchheister, Marcus Buchheister, Lawrence Buchheister, Lee Buchheister, Chester Buchheister, Dale Buchheister and Donald Buchheister; and four sisters, Armenia Buchheister, Lela Pyke, Zilpha Colahan and Veda Bachman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, located 7 miles north of Ellis, with Pastor Randy Gibbs and intern Suellen Bahleda officiating; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th St., Ellis.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or the organization of the donor's choice.

20 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Gary J. Wilkerson
Gary J. Wilkerson, 60, Zurich, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at his home.  He was born May 10, 1945, in Hays to Earl and Adelaide (Hertlein) Wilkerson. He graduated from Hays High School, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville.  He married Carolyn Younger on Feb. 27, 1971, in rural Ellis County. He was the owner ad operator of C&G Trucking Co., Zurich, since 1994.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Eric Wilkerson and wife, Colleen, Zurich, and Doug Wilkerson, Kearney, Neb.; three brothers, Don Wilkerson and Larry Wilkerson, both of Plainville, and Jim Wilkerson, Zurich; three sisters, Joyce Graves, Payson, Ariz., Charlene Jones, Plainville, and Linda Robben, Palo Cedro, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wesley John Wilkerson, July 5, 1991.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Zurich, with Father Surmeier officiating; burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, with military honor guard provided by Fort Riley.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with a 3 p.m. Ladies Guild rosary followed by a 7:30 p.m. parish vigil service at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

17 Oct 2005 The Salina Journal Betty Ruth Jones
RUSSELL — Betty Ruth Jones, 82, Russell, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.  Miss Jones was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Palco. She was a registered nurse for Drs. Starkey and Merkel until retirement.
Survivors include a sister, Inez Houpt of Palco.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Heise Memorial Chapel, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.
Memorials may be made to Russell Regional Hospital, in care of the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary.

Oct. 17, 2005 The Salina Journal Edna G. Pooler
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Edna G. Pooler, 88, Colorado Springs, died Oct. 8, 2005.  Mrs. Pooler was born Edna G. Fransisco in Woodston. She and her husband owned and operated a Conoco filling station in Colorado Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Sr.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a sister, Violet Zinn of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. today, in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.

16 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Casey McPheeters
Casey McPheeters, 26, Colby, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at his home.  He was born Jan. 26, 1979, in Colby to Mac and Jeri McPheeters.
Survivors include his parents, Colby; and a sister Jennifer Cousins, Plainville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Colby United Methodist Church; burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby.
Memorials are suggested to the Colby United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at any Colby Bank or the chapel.

16 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Floyd "Smokey" Bryan
Floyd “Smokey” Bryan, 83, Oberlin, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.  He was born April 30, 1922, in Traer.  He married Elaine Bryan. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Oberlin; a son, Floyd L. Bryan, Farlington; two daughters, Corinne Denton, Topeka, and Susan Renk, Plainville; a sister, Eleanore Demmer, Oberlin; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pauls Funeral Home; burial in Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to service times Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Oberlin Methodist Church or Cedar Living Center.

14 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Charles "Chuck"  Peters
Charles ”Chuck” Peters, 88, Hays, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at St. John's of Hays Nursing Home.  He was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Utica, NY., to Gordon and Mildred (Penner) Peters. He attended Utica Free Academy in Utica. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He married Beatrice Girvan on Nov. 9, 1937 in Utica. She preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1980. In 1946 they moved to Plainville and lived there until 1953. They then moved to Hoxie and in 1956 they moved to Russell until 1961. They moved to Hoisington and lived there from 1961 to 1962 and returned to Russell. He moved to Hays in 1980. He was a retired machinist and a member of the Oak Street A.A.
Survivors include two sons, Tom Peters, Stockton, and Gary Peters, Wichita; a daughter, Barbara Karlin, Hays; a close friend, Kathy Miller, Hays; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kayla Myers.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine; private burial at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Russell.
The family suggests memorials to the Oak Street A.A. or to the Ellis County Cancer Council.

14 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Kayla R. Myers
Kayla R. Myers, 41, Tempe, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at her home.  She was born Feb. 27, 1964, in Russell to Thomas H. and Glenda (Weis) Peters. She attended schools in Hays. She performed clerical work.
Survivors include a son, Dakota Bradley, Tempe, Ariz.; her parents, Tom and Dalene Peters, Stockton; three brothers, Mark Higgins, Hays, Kirk Peters, Stockton, and Tony Shepard, Bay City, Fla.; and two sisters, Deann Osborne, Tucson, Ariz., and Keisha “Kim” Bailey, Mesa, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Glenda Love.
Memorial services were Oct. 4 at Living Bible Church in Mesa, Ariz.; private burial will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to her son, in care of Tom and Dalene Peters, 410 S. Second, Stockton, KS, 67669.

10 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Tera Marie Augustine
Tera Marie Augustine, 30, Perryton, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005.  She was born March 28, 1975, in Hays. She was a graduate of Plainville High School.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Richard and Sandy Augustine, Canadian, Texas; her mother and stepfather, Mary and David McCoy, Perryton, Texas; two brothers, Craig A. Augustine, Plainville, and Clint Augustine, Bentonville, Ark.; three stepbrothers, Wesley Curbo, Canadian, Wyatt Curbo, Dumas, Texas, and Derrick McCoy, Oklahoma City; two stepsisters, Lana Green, Canadian, and Christy Clausen, Oklahoma City; and grandparent, Francis J. Haas, Garden City.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Rose M. Haas, Philip J. Augustine and Clara Augustine.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Perryton; burial in Ochiltree Cemetery.
There will be a vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Perryton.
Memorials are suggested to Panhandle Community Services, 22 SE Sixth, Perryton, TX, 79070, or the Perryton Ministerial Alliance.

6 Oct 2005 Kansas City Star (MO) Alphonse Wilfred "Al" DesMarteau Jr.
Al W. Des Marteau, Jr., 84, passed away October 2, 2005, due to complications associated with Alzheimer's. Al was born May 24, 1921 in Zurich, KS, to Al Sr., and Evelyn (Thibault) Des Marteau. He was a graduate of Maur Hill High School in Atchison, KS. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps serving in India during WWII. Al graduated from Rockhurst College in a special accelerated program before going to Harvard Business School where he received his Masters in Business in the famous and nationally recognized graduating class of 1949. He was a rancher and cattleman in Colorado and Western Kansas before moving back to the Kansas City area in 1952. He worked for the Kansas City Mortgage Co., where he was personally responsible for doing the financing for many of Kansas City's early shopping malls including the Blue Ridge Mall. Al left in 1961 to found the Des Marteau Investment Company where he served as president. The company specialized in home mortgages before expanding in 1965 to home building and Real Estate Development. Al built many houses in the Kansas City area but was best known for the Greenfield Village Townhouse Development in Grandview, MO, that he developed and built. He was a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association and the home builders Association. He was a practicing member of Coronation Catholic Church in Grandview, MO. Golf was a very special part of Al's life that he and his wife, Maxine shared both together and with family and friends. He was proud of the four hole-in-ones he scored. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Patricia Glennon of Denver, CO, and Betty Stanley of Syracuse, KS. Al is survived by his wife, Maxine Des Marteau; brother, Robert C. Des Marteau of Wichita, KS and wife Marigene; 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; Janice Lea Klein and her children, Zachary William, Jessica Brittain, Thomas Larkin, Patrick Desmond; Robert Stephen Butts and wife, Lisa, and their children, Brandon William, Cassidy Elisabeth; P. Gregory Des Marteau and wife, Donna Louise, and their children, Jean-Paul, Philip Andre, Jaenae Lousie Egersett and husband Scott, Danielle Marie Coates and husband Mathew, Marcel Henri, Genevieve Rose, Francois Alphonse; Al W. Des Marteau III and wife, Denise; James Christopher Des Marteau, and children, Benjamin Michael Connole, Jeanette Christine, Bernadette Evelyn, Collette Marie Cruis and husband Jason, and children, Jason Michael Jr., Tyler James; Denise Marie Des Marteau Burton and husband, Michael, and their children Michael Cassidy, Margaret Kathleen, Carly Marie. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 7, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home. There will be a memorial Mass said 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 13000 Bennington, Grandview, MO. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 3846 W. 75th., Prairie Village, KS 66208. (Arr; Mt. Moriah & Freeman chapel, 816942-2004)

6 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Vernie R. Rolfe
Vernie R. Rolfe, 91, Wichita, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at College Hill Rehabilitation Center, Wichita.  He was born Feb. 3, 1914, in Codell. He graduated in 1935 from Codell High School where he played sports all four years.  He was a retired Boeing engineer at Wichita, Everett, Renton and Seattle plants. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing, archery, water skiing and boating, and won many trophies competing at archery tournaments in Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Virgie” (Meier) Rolfe; a son, Ronald Rolfe, and spouse, Sue, Wichita, grandson, Donald Rolfe, Rogers, Ariz.; granddaughter and spouse, Lori and Terry Clotfelter, Lucama, N.C.; and great-grandson, Michael Rolfe, Centerton, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Rolfe, his mother, Cecil (Bice) Marlow, a brother, Fay Rolfe, and a son, Gary F. Rolfe.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West Service, Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer' s Association, Wichita.

5 Oct 2005 The Star of Grand Coulee (Wa.) Dorothy M. Thompson
Dorothy M. Thompson, 83, entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Tonasket. Her home was in Coulee Dam. She was born on August 26, 1922, in Damar, Kan., to Louis and Louise (Bedard) Dugas.  She was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Bargen and Bill of Omak; three sons: Steven Thompson and Esther of Norton, Kansas, Dennis Thompson and Rita of Beloit, Kan., and Patrick Thompson and Cathy of Naches, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church. Father Robert Himes will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Spring Canyon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Strate Funeral Home, Grand Coulee, is in charge of arrangements.

5 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Anglea M. Menard
Angela M. Menard, 79, Kinsley, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at St. Frances Harry Hynes Hospice Center.  She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Damar to William and Rosa (Hebert) St. Peter.  She married Ambrose F. Menard on Dec. 16, 1943, in Damar. He died March 9. 1997. She was a retired nurse's aide.
Survivors include six sons, Richard Menard, Steve Menard and Raymond Menard, all of Kinsley, Larry Menard, Manhattan, Terry Menard, Wichita, and Gerard Menard, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; three daughters, Deanna Yantiss, Wichita, Cathy Woolard, Lewis, and Debbie Stefek, Ellsworth; a brother, Urban St. Peter, Wichita; two sisters, Genevieve Burton, Hays, and Theresa Winters, Wichita; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Thursday at McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, and a vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas Endowment Fund or Harry Hynes Hospice Center in care of the funeral home.

4 Oct 2005 The Hays Daily News Roberta "Bert" Casey
Roberta “Bert” Casey, 58, Colby, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Citizens Medical Center.  She was born May 21, 1947, in Sheridan County. She was a surgery technician for Citizen's Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, Jon E. Casey, Gardner; a daughter, Julie A. Miller, Damar; three brothers, Victor Bielser, Hoxie, Roy Bielser, Colby, and David Bielser, Schoenchen; two sisters, Ruth Ann Graefe, Moline, and Lois Ryan, Kearney, Neb.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Colby United Methodist Church; private graveside services prior to the memorial service at the Brewster Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby.
Memorials are suggested to Pioneer Memorial Library in Colby in care of the funeral home or any Colby bank.

30 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Viola Pauline Erbert
Viola Pauline Erbert, 82, Oakley, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at the Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.  She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Ellis to John and Anna (Gaschler) Erbert. She was a housekeeper.
Survivors include a brother, Frank Erbert, Palco; and two sisters, Caroline Niernberger, Hays, and Doris Westhusin, Victoria.
Services will be at 10 a.m Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley; burial in the St. Mary Cemetery, Ellis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph School.

26 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Jesse Dean Hulse
Jesse Dean Hulse, 92, Stockton, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Solomon Valley Manor.  He was born Oct. 20, 1912, in rural Stockton to Jesse and Lila Mae (Fetterolf) Hulse. He worked for area farmers.
Survivors include two sisters, Edna Johnson, Stockton, and Evelyn Tegarden, Great Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Stockton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Solomon Valley Manor.

25 Sep 2005 Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Co.) Doris Harriett Gish
Doris Harriett Gish, 89, of Greeley, formerly of Fort Morgan, died Thursday, Sept. 22, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley.  She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Palco, Kan., to Harry R. and Bertha Alice (Nead) Gustafson. She was the second child of four sisters and a brother. Her parents were farmers in the Greeley-Eaton area and lived in Galeton, where she went to high school.  On June 13, 1936, she married Arval Gish in Littleton. In 1958, they moved to Libya, Africa, and lived there 4 1/2 years while Mr. Gish worked for ESSO Oil.  Mrs. Gish lived in Fort Morgan for 30 years, moving there from Gillette, Wyo. She became a licensed practical nurse in 1957. She worked in hospitals in Hayes, Kan., Brush and Fort Morgan and worked at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan for 11 years.  Mrs. Gish was a member of the LPN Association, Daughters of the American Revolution and First Baptist Church of Fort Morgan.
Survivors are two daughters, Ila DuBois and husband Dean of Greeley and Illene Brodeck of Appleton, Wis.; four grandchildren, Chris Dubois and wife Nancy of Fairbanks, Alaska, Shelly Hottell of Ault and Paula Goss and husband Randy of Sterling; and two great-grandchildren, Lynett Hottell of Fort Lupton and Ashley Mullennix of Sterling.  Also surviving are two sisters, Barney Johnson of Greeley and Billy Simpson of California, and a brother, John Gustafson, and wife Doris of Eaton.
She was preceded by death by her parents, husband and two sisters.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Adamson Memorial West Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Friends may visit from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the West Chapel.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Fort Morgan in care of in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at adamsonchapels.com.

23 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Everett Paul Phlieger
Everett Paul Phlieger, 79, Russell, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at Wilson Nursing Center, Wilson.  He was born April 28, 1926, in Quinter to Thomas and Mitilda (Weigel) Phlieger. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married Marceline Rein on May 28, 1957. He was a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Tim Phlieger, Russell; two daughters, Jennifer Wieger, Russell, and Kim Phlieger, Salina; two brothers, Edgar Phlieger, Stockton, and James Phlieger, Jacksonville, Texas; three sisters, Theresa Koehler, Plainville, Lorraine Hessler, Denver, and Virginia Kroos, Olathe; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two infant children, James and Jeanette Phlieger.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Russell; burial in St. Mary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Cemetery Fund in care of Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell.

19 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Gay Lynn Surles
Gay Lynn Surles, 64, Sherman, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Baylor University Hospital, Dallas.  She was born Aug. 23, 1941, in Woodston to J. Harlan “Buck” and Helen J. (Chapel) Miller. She graduated from Plainville High School and attended Fort Hays State University.  She married Billy J. Surles on May 6, 1983. She was an administrative assistant for Pepsi Cola, Oklahoma City, until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Todd Caton, Oklahoma City; a stepson, Mark Surles, Dallas; her mother, Wichita; two brothers, Gary Berry, Salina, and Jene Miller, Wichita; and a sister, Kay Carlson, Salina.
She was preceded in death by her father and a stepson, Wade Surles.
Private family services will be in the Pleasant Plain Cemetery in Osborne County.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

19 Sep 2005 The  Hays Daily News Milton E. Rupp
Milton E. Rupp, 81, Plainville, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Ness City to John H. and Catherine (Pfannenstiel) Rupp.  He married Helen Herrman on Oct. 8, 1946, in La Crosse. She preceded him in death. He was a mechanic in the oil field for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Milton Rupp Jr., Glendale, Ariz., Jon Rupp, Mission, and Timothy Rupp, Austin, Texas; four daughters, Trudy Rupp and Alicia Key, both of Pahrump, Nev., Candra Guenther, West Point, Neb., and Chelle Rupp, Stanton, Calif.; a brother, Cletus Rupp, Scott City; a sister, Cleta, Washington state; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at the Plainville Funeral Home. There will be a Ladies Guild rosary at 3 p.m. today and a vigil service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, all at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Medical Center Hospice in care of the funeral home.

15 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Lawrence Whaley
Lawrence Whaley, 80, Phillipsburg, formerly of Larned and Russell, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the Phillips County Retirement Center.  He was born May 28, 1925, in Woodston to William and Flora (Haines) Whaley. He graduated from Woodston High School in 1943 and attended Fort Hays State University. He was a school teacher and worked for Beech Aircraft, Wichita.
Survivors include a son, Terry L. Whaley, Des Moines, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Aaron Ray Whaley.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in Woodston Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Phillips County Retirement Center or to the organization of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

13 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Howard Bryce Kaltenbach
 Howard Bryce Kaltenbach, 89, Cheyenne, Wyo., former Plainville resident, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.  He was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Toronto to Howard Allen and Mabel Kaltenbach. He graduated from El Dorado Community College.  He married Ellinor L. Morris in 1937. She preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 1999. He was a retired gang pusher for Cities Service Oil Co.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Liden and Kathy Vorse, both of Cheyenne; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kent Kaltenbach.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Cheyenne; graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.
Memorials are suggested to the Cheyenne Animal Center, American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Association in care of the funeral home.

12 Sep 2005 The Hays Daily News Marguerite V. Thompson
 Marguerite V. Thompson, 93, Smithville, Mo., former Hays resident, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the New Mark Care Center, Kansas City, Mo.  She was born July 17, 1912, in Natoma to James Leo and Anna Elizabeth (Westhusin) Casey.  She married Raymond Merl Thompson on Nov. 7, 1931, in Salina. She attended Brown Mackie College, Salina. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Rae Boller, Platte City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Casey Lee Thompson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Plainville Funeral Home, with a Ladies Guild Rosary at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

12 Sep 2005 The Salina Journal Esta Pearl Frazier
 HILL CITY — Esta Pearl Frazier, 84, Hill City, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.  Mrs. Frazier was born Esta Pearl Chalfant on Aug. 5, 1921, in rural Hill City. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Gerald,” in 1998; and a grandson.
Survivors include four sons, Jim of Albuquerque, N.M., Joe of Milwaukee, Jerry of Katy, Texas, and John of Wichita; two daughters, Janice Towns of Lexington, Ky., and Jennifer Farber of Wichita; two brothers, Hubert Chalfant of Henderson, Nev., and Loren Chalfant of Hill City; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City. Burial will be in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.
A wake will be at 8 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

7 Sept 2005 The Salina Journal Darwin D. Ives
LaCROSSE — Darwin D. Ives, 58, LaCrosse, formerly of Stockton, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005.  Mr. Ives was born May 9, 1947, in Stockton. He worked for LaCrosse Manufacturing for the past 17 years.
Survivors include his mother, T. Leveta of Stockton; a brother, Gale of LaCrosse; and a sister, Tessie Ives of Hays.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery, with military honors by Monroe-Taylor-Barnes VFW Post 8873.
Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

6 Sept 2005 The Hays Daily News Marjorie Louise Marcotte
Marjorie Louise Marcotte, 83, Plainville, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at the Rooks County Nursing Home.  She was born June 9, 1922, in Rooks County to George and Anna Hance.  She married Delmar Marcotte. He died Jan. 18, 1978. She was a nurse's aide at the Plainville Hospital for many years.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Hance, Nebraska City, Neb.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, Zurich.
Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

4 Sept 2005 The Hays Daily News Everett V. Russ
Everett V. Russ, 88, Natoma, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.  He was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Stockton to Orville and Edith (Roskilly) Russ. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1933 and later received his teaching certificate. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  He married Irene L. Hrabe on Sept. 16, 1937 in Stockton. He worked at the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Roger Russ, Ottumwa, Iowa; a daughter, Vickie Roberts Russ, Russell; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Plainville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6240 or Natoma American Legion, in care of the funeral home.
Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell is in charge of arrangements.

4 Sept 2005 The Daily News Ida C. Conyac
Ida C. Conyac, 86, Damar, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.  She was born July 2, 1919, to Isadore Charles and Lula Mary (Donelly) Conyac.
Survivors include two sisters, Zelia Brin and Genevieve Belisle, both of Damar.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in the church cemetery.
Wake service is at 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church renovation fund or Masses.

31 Aug 2005 The Pratt Tribune Pratt, KS Rev. Chester E. Bodenhamer
The Rev. Chester E. Bodenhamer, "Chet", 91, loving father, went home to Glory Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.  
Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Pratt with the Rev. Stan Hendershot presiding. Burial, with military honors, will be in Sunnyside Cemetery at Sun City.
Born June 16, 1914, on a cattle ranch in the beautiful hills of Barber County, he proudly served his country in World War II.  In his younger years as a cowboy, raising, training and breaking quarter and Apaloosa horses, he also worked with his friend, rodeo producer Paul Long, throughout Kansas and surrounding states. He accepted his Lord and Savior as a young man.  On April 16, 1938, he married a beautiful Sun City school teacher from Russell, Viola Ruth Streck. They lived in Sun City until Chet was called to the ministry and went to Bible school in Minneapolis, Minn.   He served as pastor in American Baptist Churches for 40 years in Ada, Alden, Clue Valley, Codell, Isabel, Leon, St. John, Sabetha, and WaKeeney.  Vi and Chet retired to their Rosalia Ranch on Long Horn Drive in 1987 where they raised horses, longhorn cattle, and donkeys. They were married 63 years when Viola went home to be with the Lord, June 9, 2001. God blessed Viola and Chet with four children, and church members fondly called the Bodenhamers the Board, the Hammer, and the four little nails.
Chet was a member of the Ministers Council American Baptist Churches and has been listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest," "Who's Who in Ministry," and in The International Library of Poetry's "Who's Who in Poetry." He wrote his poems from the heart as God gave him inspiration. He was a prayer warrior and helped others in many ways, served as a deacon in his church, and helped with a class of boys in AWANA, an international non-denominational Christian organization that helps children and young people learn about Jesus and the Bible.
He loved working in his workshop that his son David built for him and planting vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. He is now at home with his Lord and Savior who changed his life, and gave him hope. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Viola.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Survivors include: two George and wife Barbara Bodenhamer, Alpine, Calif., and David and wife Diane, Pratt; two daughters, Ruth Wooden, Valley Center, and Rebecca Green and husband Richard, Wichita; granddaughters and spouses, Cindy and Doug Moore, Seattle, Wash., Marsha and Ed Brown, Santa Barbara, Calif., Linda and Paul Fonseca, Sacramento, Calif., Julie and Joe Machinist, Alpine, Calif., and Ashlee Nicole Green, Lawrence; grandsons and spouses: Rick and Julie Bodenhamer and Zane Wooden, all of Wichita, and Jason Wooden, Valley Center; and great-grandchildren, Justin Moore, Kyle Moore, Makliney Wooden, Jordan Bodenhamer, Abigail Machinist, Campbell Brown, Sydney Fonseca, and Logan Bodenhamer.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church in Pratt in care of Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124.
Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.

25 Aug 2005 The Salina Journal Ronald Kent Palmberg
PALCO — Ronald Kent Palmberg, 53, Palco, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005.  Mr. Palmberg was born Aug. 1, 1952, in Hays. He was a self-employed handyman.
Survivors include a son, Damian of Hays; his mother, Winifred Palmberg of Palco; four brothers, John of Pflugerville, Texas, Gail of Hays, Randy of Newkirk, Okla., and Richard of Plainville; two sisters, Elaine Graybill of Alva, Okla., and Phyllis Dreiling of Ellis; his grandmother, Leola Sutor of Plainville; and a grandson.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Palco United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, near Palco.
Memorials may be made to the Ronald Kent Palmberg Memorial Fund, in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

24 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Roger Williams
Roger Williams, 58, Palco, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at the Infinia of Kensington Nursing Home.  He was born Jan. 31, 1947, to Lorane and Eunice (Maddox) Williams.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Hereford County, Texas.
Survivors include a son, James Williams, Amarillo, Texas; three daughters, Janet Jung and Joanna Williams, both of Hereford, Texas, and Kristina Williams, La Crosse; four brothers, Rick Williams, Goodland, Roy Williams, Plainville, Ray Williams, Liebenthal, and Art Williams, Loveland, Colo.; two sisters, Ruth Winters, Norton, and Rita Brendal, Savanna, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Redline Church of God; burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
No visitation is planned.
Memorials are suggested to the Redline Church of God in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

21 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Harold L. Walker
 Harold L. Walker, 66, rural Hays, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home.  He was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Woodston to Floyd and Minnie (Whaley) Walker. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He married Shirley Wildrix on July 8, 1960, in Phillipsburg. He was a semi driver for High Plains Grain for 16 years and then was a heavy equipment operator at Hays Feedlot until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, David Walker, Hays; two stepbrothers, Eldon Walker, Iola, and Edward Walker, Wichita; three daughters, Cherri Younger, Ellis, Cindy Tidball, Dighton, and Tina Schmidt, La Crosse; two sisters, Flossie Okrucky, Pamona, Calif., and Caroline Manis, Woodston; four stepsisters, Betty Bower and Verna Bower, both of Riverton, Neb., Shirley Liberty, Iola, and Marie Schalinburger, Wichita; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jesse Dreher, two brothers, Floyd Walker Jr. and Leland Walker, a sister, Esther Enlow, two stepbrothers, Jack and Donnie Walker, a stepsister, Naomi Cantor-Walker, and his stepmother, Bessie Walker.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Hays Medical Center Cancer Center or the American Heart Association.

19 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Verl H. Maddy
Verl H. Maddy, 86, Stockton, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home.  He was born Dec. 23, 1918, near Stockton to Vernon and Mildred (Bird) Maddy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married Wanda Hebert on June 3, 1942, in Stockton. She died Jan. 24, 2000. He farmed, drove a school bus and worked for Webster's Super Market until his retirement.
Survivors include four sons, Verlyn Maddy, Salina, David Maddy, Stockton, Kerry Maddy, Altus, Okla., and Brett Maddy, Denver; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hays Medical Center Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

19 Aug 2005 Tulsa World (OK) Clair Morton Anderson
 Anderson, Clair Morton -  ANDERSON -- Clair Morton, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2005, in Tulsa, OK. He was born December 11, 1919, in Stockton, KS, the...

17 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Elton R. Smith
Elton R. Smith, 81, Topeka, former Stockton resident, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at his home.  He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Vliets to Arlo and Mearl (Swigart) Smith. He graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1942. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He graduated from the University of Mortuary Science in Kansas City in 1948.  He married Marcella Hochard on April 28, 1946, in Corning. He was a retired funeral director and embalmer spending 34 years as owner and operator of Smith Funeral Home, Stockton.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Linda Taylor, Topeka, and Jeannie Wark, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka; graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in care of the Arab Shrine, 1305 S. Kansas, Topeka, 66612 or Midland Hospice Care, 2200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.

The Salina Journal Shirley M. Axelson
 STOCKTON — Shirley M. Axelson, 64, rural Stockton, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005.  Mrs. Axelson was born Shirley M. Northup on Oct. 8, 1940, in Wray, Colo. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; a son, Danny of rural Stockton; two daughters, Cheryl Hrabe and Cindy Overlease, both of Stockton; two brothers, David Northup of rural Stockton and James “Jimmy” Northup of Phillipsburg; a sister, Beatrice “Bea” McDaneld of Branson, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Private graveside services were held in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hays Medical Center Hospice, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.moore-overlease.com.

9 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Joseph A. Meyers
Joseph A. Meyers, 76, Plainville, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at the Rooks County Nursing Home.  He was born June 29, 1929, in Plainville to James and Marie (Garvert) Meyers. He graduated from Plainville High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He married Delores Mongeau on Nov. 24, 1952 in Zurich. He was the maintenance engineer for the Rooks County Medical Center, Plainville, retiring in 1990.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Rodney Meyers, Dodge City, and Steve Meyers, Hays; three daughters, Sharon Tremblay, Plainville, Maureen Axelson, Russell, and Donna Nielsen, Goodland; a brother, Harold Meyers, Holdredge, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. A Ladies Guild rosary will be at 3 p.m. and parish vigil service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Masses.

4 August 2005 The Hays Daily News James F. Austin
James F. Austin, 50, Plainville, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 205, in Rooks County Nursing Home.
Services are pending with Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

4 Aug 2005 The Hays Daily News Leanore Helen Bowyer
Leanore Helen Bowyer, 83, Tualatin, Ore., died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at her home.  She was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Rooks County. She graduated from Hill City High School in 1938.  She married Ronald C. Bowyer in 1975. He died in 1988. She was an administrative secretary for Engineering Design Associates, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Everett Ness, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Warren Ness, Kamuela, Hawaii; a daughter, Barbara Ness, Lake Oswego; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Young's Funeral Home, Tigard, Ore.; private burial in the Willamette National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Willamette Falls Hospice.

aft 30 Jul 2005 Delta County Independent (Delta, Co.) Joseph Roland Nelson Jr.
Joseph Roland Nelson Jr. of Nucla died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at his home. He was 77.  Mr. Nelson was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Codell, Kan., to Joseph Roland Sr. and Iva Mabel Nelson. He and his family moved to Paonia shortly after his birth. He spent his childhood working on the family ranch on Stewart Mesa.  When he was 18 he was drafted into the Army, serving a tour in Korea. After being discharged he returned to Paonia, where he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation.  Mr. Nelson married Iva Mae Barnard on Dec. 13, 1947. They had celebrated 50 years of marriage before her death in 1997.  He moved to Naturita in 1952 and worked for Vanadium Corporation of America until it closed. He moved to Nucla and through a contract with Union Carbide, he worked in nearly 50 different mines, including Fawn Springs #9, All-Stars and Long Park #8.  He enjoyed his family, horseshoes, gardening, playing poker and watching ball games. He was a life member and past governor of Nucla Moose Lodge #635.
Mr. Nelson is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo of Nucla; two sons and their wives, Tim and Teresa Nelson of Luther, Mont., and Jerry and Maggie Nelson of Naturita; a sister and her husband, Nina and Warren Blackburn of Montrose; four grandsons, Hank Nelson and his wife Shari of Nucla, John Nelson and his wife Julie of Billings, Mont., Cory Colombo of Nucla, and Gunnar Nelson of Luther, Mont.; eight granddaughters, Kimberly Efurd and her husband Toby of Redvale, Amber Spor and her husband Monte of Nucla, Sami King of Kodiak, Alaska, Kacey Kosel and her husband Lynn of Jamestown, N. D.; Jamie Nelson of Luther, Mont., Amy Nevins and Katrina Perry and her husband Shane, all of Brigham City, Utah, and Abby Nelson of Nucla; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Nelson; a brother, Clell Nelson; three sisters, Edna, Lura and Karen; a son, Mike Nelson; and a grandson, Sam.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Nucla Moose Lodge. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10, just prior to service. Burial will follow at Nucla Cemetery.
Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose is handling the arrangements.

27 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News John Dean Thornburg
John Dean Thornburg, 88, Stockton, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Anna, Ill.  He was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Alton to Alonzo and Grace Ann (Cook) Thornburg. He received a teaching certificate from Fort Hays State University.  He married Crystal Summer July 27, 1939, in Stockton. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Alan Thornburg, Rapid City, S. D..; Dennis Thornburg, Anna, and Daryl Thornburg, Stockton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne; burial on the Osborne City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne.

27 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Edna Caroline King
Edna Caroline King, 90, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Pikes Peak Hospice.  She was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Zurich to John J. and Susanne Armbruster.  She married Clarence Christian King on March 28, 1936. He died Sept. 27, 1983.
Survivors include a son, Ronald King, Ellis; a daughter, Roxanne Trimbath, Colorado Springs; a sister, Minnie Buchheister, The Dalles, Ore.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis.
Memorials are suggested to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3624.

18 Jul 2005 They Hays Daily News Dr. Raymond Larry Ganoung
Dr. Raymond Larry Ganoung, 70, Hoisington, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Dec. 14, 1934, at Plainville to Herman O. and Mary Agnes (Novotny) Ganoung. He graduated from Kansas State University veterinary school, Manhattan, in 1958. He was a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps veteran.  He married Karen Lee Dickinson on Nov. 9, 1958, in Fairport. He purchased and practiced veterinary medicine at the Hoisington Veterinary Hospital, retiring in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Kevin Ganoung, Gypsum, and Kris Ganoung, Halsey, Neb.; two daughters, Dr. Regan Nichols, Midwest City, Okla., and Joyce Boykin, Leesburg, Va.; a brother, Don Ganoung, Plainville; a sister, Angela Denio, Gardener; three grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Hoisington; burial in the Hoisington Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and 9:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Missions, Hoisington, in care of the funeral home.

15 Jul 2005 They Hays Daily News Harriet "Hattie" L. Bealby
Harriet “Hattie” L. Bealby, 85, Russell, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Haysville Healthcare Center, Haysville.  She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Rooks County to Carl and Maude Pruter. She attended schools in the Natoma area.  She married Frederick Leon Bealby on July 26, 1935, in Salina. He died June 20, 1999.
Survivors include three sons, Ron Bealby, Locust Grove, Va., and Tom Bealby and John Bealby, both of Wichita; five grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Russell; burial in the Natoma Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell.
Memorials are suggested to the Otterbein United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary.

14 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Elizabeth "Betty" Barenberg
Elizabeth “Betty” Barenberg, 57, Salina, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005.  She was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Victoria. She was a retired registered nurse, working for Kenwood View Health Care LLC, Salina.
Survivors include her husband, Stan Barenberg, of the home; a son, Brad Schafer, Independence; a daughter, Lisa Hamilton, Salina; her mother, Lillian Dinges, Ellis; three brothers, Harold Schmidt, Opelousas, La., John Schmidt and Kenny Schmidt, both of Ellis; three sisters, Rosetta Aschenbrenner and Tina Keller, both of Ellis, and Marlene Morgan, Stockton; and four grandchildren, Amber Riggs and Keisha Hamilton, both of Salina, and Kira Schafer and Abby Schafer, both of Independence; and a nephew, Brad Baes and wife, Jessika.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer J. Schafer, her father, Clarence Schmidt, a sister, Darlene Malin, and a son, Justin Alan Barenberg.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Salina; burial at a later date.
A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Salina.

13 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Herman V. Weber
Herman V. “Verlee” Weber, 66, Victoria, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis, Wichita.  He was born June 18, 1939, in Victoria to
Herman and Anita (Staab) Weber. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He married Karen L. Ellis on May 7, 1960, in Ellis. He was an accountant and spent his lifetime in Victoria. He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, both of Victoria.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Jeff Weber and companion, Judy Link, Plainville, and David Weber, of the home; a daughter, Melinda Rogers, Victoria; his mother, Victoria; three brothers, Lavon Weber and wife, Charlette, and Rich Weber and wife, Diane, both of Victoria, and Mitchell Weber and wife, Julie, Hays; a sister, Robinette Wells and husband, Keith, Kimberling City, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Rosie Weber, Hays; and three grandchildren, Christopher Rogers, Danielle Rogers and Megan Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Brian Weber.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, with military honors by the Victoria VFW Post 1751.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, all at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Renal Care Group-Hays or Masses.

13 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Jules V. "Jerry" Kittelson
Jules V. “Jerry” Kittelson, 86, Zurich, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the Rooks County Health Center.  He was born Nov. 16, 1918, to Tilman and Mabel (Urdahl) Kittelson. He graduated from Beresford High School in Beresford, S. D.., and from a business school in Topeka. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II.  He married Lawana Jackson on Aug. 29, 1965, in Crowley, Texas. He was in sales all his life in the Fort Worth, Texas, area and Burnett, Texas, until his retirement when he moved to Kansas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Stephen Kittelson, Dallas, and David Kittelson, Tucson, Ariz.; and a brother, Buell Kittelson, Sioux Falls, S. D..
Services will be at will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church, Plainville; private graveside services at a later date in South Dakota.
Memorials are suggested to the organization of the donor's choice in care of the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

11 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Darlene M. Goddard
 
Darlene M. Goddard, 78, Stockton, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  She was born Feb. 20, 1927, in WaKeeney to John and Viola (Loe) Naiman.  She married Elmer E. Goddard on Jan. 11, 1943, in Beaver City, Neb. He died June 23, 1957. She was a farmer-stockman and seamstress.
Survivors include three sons, David Goddard, Russell, Kit Goddard, Carbondale, Colo., and George Riffel, Ness City; two daughters, Gloria Harris, Stockton, and Terrie Goddard, Salina; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City; burial in Morland City Cemetery, Morland.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Stockton Food Bank or The Arthritis Foundation.

8 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Mary L. Harrington
Mary L. Harrington, 69, Stockton, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Services are pending with Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

8 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Maxim E. "Max" Newell
Maxim E. “Max” Newell, 66, Damar, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at Rooks County Medical Center, Plainville.  He was born June 14, 1939, in rural Damar to Alfred E. and Marie K. (Knipp) Newell. He was a farmer-stockman.
Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy Newell, Salina, and Richard Newell, Ellis; and five sisters, Wanita Hulett, Junction City, Henrietta Tooker and Ethel Zrubek, both of Salina, Marlene Newell, Arizona, and Raenetta Munsterman, Atchison.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in the church cemetery.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Masses, Red Cross or Knights of Columbus.

7 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News George Oscar Brown
George Oscar Brown, 93, Mesa, Ariz., died Thursday, June 28, 2005, at his home.  He was born Feb. 11, 1912, in rural Rooks County to J. W.. and Emma (Gustafson) Brown.  He married Alberta “Bertie” Elliott on March 4, 1935. He served two terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. He was president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Hill City.
Survivors include his wife, Mesa; two daughters, Carolyn Grindle, Mesa, and Sandra Thompson, Bogue; a brother, Dwite Brown, WaKeeney; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and four step great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bogue United Methodist Church; burial in the Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.
No visitation is planned. Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested High Tower Park Project, Bogue, Apache Wells Community Church or Apache Wells Beautification Project.

6 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Cecelia E. Kingsley
Cecelia E. Kingsley, 85, Ellis, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Plainville to Edward and Alma (Thibault) Plomondon. She graduated from Ellis High School in 1936.  She married Darwin C. Kingsley on July 17, 1938, in Ellis. He died Jan. 28, 1991.  She was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Ellis Young Matrons Club, the Knitters Club and the Sunshine Club. She served on the library board and was a member of the St. Mary Parish. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include a son, David Kinsley and wife, Jean, Lawrence; five daughters, Linda Nelson, Holt Summit, Mo., Bonnie Campbell, Longmont, Colo., Mary Lou Armbruster and husband, Paul, Ellis, Darcey Kozisek and husband, Steve, Evans, Colo., and Cathy Jo Willerton, Hays; six brothers, Ernie Plomondon, Green Valley, Ariz., Richard Plomondon, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jim Plomondon, Robert Plomondon, Donald Plomondon and Roger Plomondon, all of Denver; two sisters, Rita Schlotterback, Bellingham, Wash., and Mary Ann Disney, Ellis; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nieces ad nephews; and friends in Ellis and the surrounding area.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Samantha, three brothers, Norma, Lawrence and Dennis Plomondon, a son-in-law, Paul Nelson, three brothers-in-law, Marlon and Orville Kingsley and Dick Disney, and a sister-in-law, Helene Plomondon.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Ellis Public Library.

5 Jul 2005 The Hays Daily News Betty Jo Krysl
Betty Jo Krysl, 85, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, in Wichita.  She was born March 16, 1920, in the rural Lucas/Sylvan area to Ben and Sarah Henry. She graduated from Sylvan High School in 1939.  She married Stan Krysl on Aug. 9, 1939. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Krysl, Bella Vista, Ark., and Brock Krysl, Wichita; a daughter, Shannon Krysl, Andover; two sisters, Alice Miller, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Irene Eitel, Wichita; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton. A memorial service for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Congregational Church, Stockton.
Memorials are suggested to the Nova Theater tornado renovation project in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

1 Jul 2005 The Oregonian (Portland, Or.) Edna B. Sutcliffe
Edna B. Sutcliffe died June 15, 2005, at age 85.   Edna Rolland was born July 2, 1919, in Palco, Kan. She moved to Portland in 1953, and was a bank card officer for First Interstate Bank, where she worked for 26 years. In 1939, she married G. Raymond; he died in 1982.
Survivors include her sons, Lou and Larry; daughter, Carol Mohr; sister, Bonnie Gipe; brother, Lewis Rolland; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Remembrances to Tigard Christian Church Educational Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Skyline.

1 Jul 2005 The Kaweah Commonwealth (Three Rivers, Ca.) Lawrence V. Mai
Lawrence V. Mai of Three Rivers died Friday, June 24, 2005. He was 85.
Services were held Tuesday, June 28, beginning with a military interment at Three Rivers Cemetery and followed by a memorial service at the Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers.
Lawrence was born April 21, 1920, in Russell, Kan., the youngest son of Mary and George Mai. He was raised with his brothers, Emil and Edwin, and sisters Louella, Selma, and Georgia on a farm where he learned a love and respect for the land.  During World War II, Lawrence proudly served his country in north Africa and Italy. He was a member of the 702nd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, where his division’s primary job was to run the oil through the pipelines for use by planes and ships.  After returning from the war, Lawrence met Marie Galyardt, a war widow, and her baby daughter, Terri. The couple married on Aug. 26, 1946.  The family resided in Plainville, Kan., where Lawrence worked for Texaco Oil for 35 years.  In 1982, following his retirement, Lawrence and Marie headed west and settled in Three Rivers to be near daughter Terri and her family.  During his more than two decades in Three Rivers, Lawrence loved the California weather and took advantage of it by spending many happy days on the golf course. He also enjoyed playing bridge, the High Sierra Jazz Band and barbershop music, and the many hours he spent with dear friends and family.
On Jan. 20, 2004, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marie.
He is survived by his daughter, Terri Hiltel, and her husband, Ted; two granddaughters, Marisa Nordlin and husband Michael and Kara Hiltel; his sister, Selma Harris of Mesa, Ariz.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

28 Jun 2005 San Jose Mercury News Dorothy M. Hollars
Dorothy M. Hollars Died on June 25th in Hollister. She was born in Zurich, Kansas and was 86 years old. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Hollars who died in 1957. In 1959 she started working at Fairchild SemiConductor in Palo Alto as one of their first employees and the 5th woman hired by the original 8 founders. She was involved with the prototype of the first hand held calculator and helped with the prototype for the first Light Emitting Diode. She retired from Hewlitt Packard in 1984. She moved to Hollister from Palo Alto 13 years ago with her daughter.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Robert and Valari Hollars of Hollister, Donna and Jerry Hawkins of Hollister, Rod and Betty Hollars of Tracy and Peggy MacDonald of Hollister, her brother, John Campbell of Reston, Virginia who is 91 years old. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Laura Pease, Curt Hollars, Kiersten Hollars, Deidre Hollars and Ashli Hollars and her great-grandchildren, Matthew Stoltz, Joshua Hollars, Christopher Pease and Taylor Pease.
Arrangements for private cremation are through BLACK COOPER SANDER FUNERAL HOME AND GAVILAN HILLS CREMATORY IN HOLLISTER. Private family interment will be at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto. Donations are preferred to The Salvation Army or Community Pantry, c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St. Hollister, Calif., 95023.

26 Jun 2006 The Hays Daily News Holly Rupp Flannagan
Holly Rupp Flannagan, 30, Overland Park, died Thursday, June, 23, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital after suffering a stroke at home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1974, in Plainville and grew up in Stockton and Hays. She attended Thomas Moore Prep-Marian High School and University of Kansas where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in communication and attended Napier University in Edinburough, Scotland, on a rotary scholarship in human resources. She was a homemaker and member of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Flannagan; two daughters, Caroline Grace Flannagan and Sophie Elizabeth Flannagan; parents Terry and Sandy Rupp, Wichita; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Carol Flannagan, Overland Park; grandmother, Esther Rupp, Hays; three brothers, Paul Rupp and wife, Lara, Roeland Park, Seth Rupp and wife, Megan, Mission Woods, and John Rupp, Wichita; a sister, Lindsey Pirtle and husband, Bob, Prairie Village; two brothers-in-law, Mike Flannagan and wife, Stephanie, Overland Park, and Sean Flannagan and wife, Reiko, Tokyo; and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Celly Rupp and Ida and Don Coffman.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, Overland Park.
A visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Overland Park, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Solace House, a support organization for grieving children and their families, 8012 State Line, Suite 202, Leawood, KS, 66208; or Thomas More Prep-Marion Endowment, 1701 Hall Street, Hays, KS 67601.

aft 26 Jun 2005 Wasson Funeral Home Harry Elton Gibson
The diminishing cohort of World War II veterans became one fewer in number on June 26, 2005 when SMSgt (USAF, Retired) Harry Elton Gibson of Siloam Springs rejoined many of his former comrades from that conflict. Born on December 17, 1919 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was the son of the late William Henry Harrison Gibson and Calla Jane (Suiter) Gibson. His father dug oil wells so the family moved frequently among sites in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas during his growing up years. Graduating from Plainville High School, Plainville, Kansas in 1937, he dug oil wells until May 22, 1939 when he enlisted in the United States Army from his home in Royalty, Texas. In World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Like many of his generation, he did not talk about his service in the war. However, his official service record confirms he served in four campaigns: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Naples-Foggia, and Air Offensive ? Europe. After the war, he was assigned to Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York where he met and married Marion Edith Bolles in February 1946. Harry and Marion had three children, Calla Jane, Terry Jo, and Harry, Jr. Harry remained in military service, transferring from the Army to the Air Force when that Service was established in 1947. He was stationed in New York, Alaska, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Germany. On July 1, 1970, after 31 years, 1 month, and 9 days of duty, he retired from active duty and moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas where he began a second career at Brand Rex.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister (Garnet), and eight brothers (Victor, Nelson, William, Lloyd, Jack, Joseph, Mack, and Daniel). He is survived by his wife Marion of Siloam Springs, children Calla J. Ball of San Antonio, Texas, Terry J. Raleigh of Phoenix, Arizona, and Harry E. Gibson, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia who carries on the family tradition of military service with a career in the Navy. He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren. Harry Sr.'s surviving siblings are his brother Lewis G. "Pete" Gibson of California, and his sister Barabara Ann Nance of Wichita, Kansas.

21 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Verna Bouchey
Verna Bouchey, 87, Palco, died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Wichita.  She was born Aug. 4, 1917, on a farm near Zurich to Authur H. and Effie J. (Bonebrake) Baldwin. She graduated from Palco High School in 1936 and attended Fort Hays State College.  She married Eddie Bouchey on July 6, 1942. He died May 17, 2005. She was a homemaker and secretary at the Palco High School from 1963 to 1975. She had moved to an independent living facility in Wichita in 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Don Bouchey, Richland, Wash., and Keith Bouchey, Prairie Village; a daughter, Marilyn Elasser, Derby; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, Zurich.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. There will be a ladies guild rosary at 3 p.m. Wednesday followed by a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, or the Palco Library in care of the funeral home.

20 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Marvin W. Hake
Marvin W. Hake, 76, Niceville, Fla., formerly of Plainville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Niceville.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plainville.
Memorials are suggested to University of Kansas Endowment Association for the Marvin W. Hake Scholarship Fund in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville, KS 67663.

after 9 June 2005 The Salina Journal Judy Oxford
PHOENIX - Judy Oxford, 57, Phoenix, formerly of Stockton, Kan., died Thursday, June 9, 2005.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.

15 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Judy E. Oxford
Judy E. Oxford, 57, Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Stockton, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.
She was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Stockton to Carmen and Martha Vera (Smith) Andrews. She attended Stockton High School.  She married Charles Oxford on Sept. 2, 1967, in Stockton. She was a secretary for the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Carman Renee Oxford, Colorado; a sister, Wanda Bane, Lakewood, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Stockton Cemetery.

The Salina Journal Leonard D. Brown
PLAINVILLE - Leonard D. Brown, 68, Plainville, died Thursday, June 9, 2005.  Mr. Brown was born July 14, 1936, in Cleveland, Okla.
Survivors include two brothers, Gary of Plainville and Billy of Gladewater, Texas.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Plainville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

9 Jun 2005 The Salina Journal Lyle Sylvester Russell
CALDWELL, Idaho - Lyle Sylvester Russell, 91, Caldwell, died Monday, June 6, 2005.
Mr. Russell was born Sept. 7, 1913, near Axtell, Kan. He farmed, was superintendent of the Almena Irrigation District in Almena, Kan., and worked with the Kansas State Board of Agriculture Division of Water Resources in Stockton, Kan., retiring in 1987.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Grace, of the home; three sons, Donald Sylvester Russell of San Antonio, Texas, Roger Owen Russell of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Steve Alan Russell of Waldport, Ore.; four daughters, Joleen Marie Krieger of Linwood, Neb., Janet Lee Morris of Stromsburg, Neb., Roxy Ann Dunstan of Greenleaf and Sue Elaine Mollenkamp of Topeka, Kan.; two sisters; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and; four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at First Nazarene Church, Plainville, Kan. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Stockton Cemetery, Stockton.
Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669, is handling arrangements.

9 Jun 2005 The Salina Journal Ralph E. Scott
PLAINVILLE - Ralph E. Scott, 67, Plainville, died Monday, June 6, 2005.
Mr. Scott was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Graham County. He was a teacher, farmer and school administrator.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of Plainville; two sons, Ryan of Wayne, Neb., and Corey of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Dr. Michell Scott of Great Falls, Mont., and Denise Babcock of Meade; a brother, Dr. Duane Scott of Belleville; two sisters, Donna Clarke of Hill City and Vera Riedel of Kansas City, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.
A wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Stroke Rehabilitation Services at Fort Hays State University.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.

9 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Talon Dale Minshall Grover
Talon Dale Minshall Grover, 12, Duncan, Okla., died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1993, in Hays.
Survivors include his father, Dale Grover, Duncan, his mother, Shona Herrington, Duncan; a sister, Jessie Mae Temaat, Duncan; and grandparents, Joyce and Leroy Warren, Comanche, Okla., Delsia Grover, Stockton, and Dennis Minshall, Norton.
Services were today at Ray of Hope Church, rural Duncan. Carter-Smart Funeral Home, Duncan, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to a fund in his name in care of First Bank & Trust Co., 923 W. Main, Duncan, OK 73533.

8 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Albert L. Terry
Albert L. Terry, 86, Russell, formerly of Waldo, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Russell Regional Hospital.  He was born June 5, 1919, near Waldo to Lester Uriah and Anna Marie (Bodmer) Terry. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married Mildred Catherine Hall on Oct. 19, 1945, in Baltimore. He was a farmer-stockman and was a blade operator for Paradise Township. He retired in 2002.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a brother, Earle Terry, rural Waldo; and a sister, Frances Matheson, Russell.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Waldo United Methodist Church in Waldo; burial in the Grand Center Cemetery near Waldo.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell.
Memorials are suggested to the Waldo United Methodist Church or the Waldo Senior Center and in care of the mortuary.

8 June 2005 The Hays Daily News Kevin Burns Foulke
Kevin Burns Foulke, 37, Denver, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at his home.  He was born Aug. 4, 1967, in Ottumwa, lowa, to Jerry and Penny Foulke. He graduated from Ness City High School in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was employed at the V. A. Hospital in Denver and was studying to become an X-ray technician.
Survivors include his father, Stockton; his mother, Ness City; a brother, Troy Bean, Englewood, Colo.; four sisters, Susan L. Rupp, Ness City, Michell Wall, Russell, Amy Hagans, Ness City, and Jill Foulke, Orlando, Fla.; and his grandmother, Katherine E. While, Minneapolis.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney.
Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, is handling arrangements. Memorials are suggested to New Chance Inc., 2500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., PO Box 43, Dodge City, KS 67801 or Denver Rescue Mission, 1130 Park Ave., Denver, CO 80205.

7 June 2005 The Salina Journal Etta Grace Walker
OSBORNE - Etta Grace Walker, 87, Osborne, formerly of Stockton, died Sunday, June 5, 2005.  Mrs. Walker was born Etta Grace Meracle on Jan. 29, 1918, in Stockton. She worked for several cafes in the area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle G., in 1967.
Survivors include a son, Chester of Bison; two daughters, Delores "Dee" Schweitzer of Osborne and Linda Bright of Park City; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; 25 step great-grandchildren; and 10 step great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Care Center, Osborne, in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

7 June 2005 The Hays Daily News Etta Grave Walker
 Etta Grace Walker, 87, Osborne, formerly of Stockton, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Parkview Care Center.  She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Stockton to John and Permelia M. (Wildrix) Meracle.  She married Lyle G. Walker on May 16, 1942, in Hays. He died Oct. 1, 1967. She worked for several cafe's in the area.
Survivors include a son, Chester Walker, Bison; two daughters, Delores “Dee” Schweitzer, Osborne, and Linda Bright, Park City; five grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 25 step great-grandchildren; and 10 step great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Parkview Care Center in care of the funeral home.

7 Jun 2005 The Hays Daily News Ronald Wade Peacock
Ronald Wade Peacock, 57, Zurich, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at his home.  He was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Coleman, Texas, to Woodruff and Margaret (McIntire) Peacock. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Peacock and Margaret Peacock, both of Odessa, Texas; four brothers, Milton Peacock, Odessa, Texas, Michael Peacock, Alvarado, Texas, Charles Peacock, Kaufman, Texas, and John Peacock, Odessa; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Vine Baptist Church in Odessa; graveside services to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Odessa.
Memorial contributions are suggested to any Veterans Affairs hospital and may be sent in care of the Plainville Funeral Home, Box 190, Plainville, KS 67663.

5 June 2005 The Salina Journal Lillian L. Zeigler
Lillian L. Zeigler, 97, Salina, died Sunday, June 5, 2005.
Miss Zeigler was born Aug. 13, 1907, in Codell.  She was a graduate of Codell Rural High School and Fort Hays State University and earned her master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. She was a teacher in Codell, Blue Rapids and Concordia. She also was employed by the Salina School District for 30 years as a teacher at Bartlett Elementary School and a principal at South Park and Lowell schools, retiring in 1972.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, United Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian Guild, and was a life member of NEA, KNEA and PTA. She also was a member of MU Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, American Association of University Women, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Twentieth Century City Federation, Round Table Club, and national, state and local retired teachers associations.  She was a member of the Commission on Agency, RSVP Advisory Board, American Red Cross Board-Salina Chapter, Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and activities at Salina Presbyterian Manor.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, and friends and colleagues.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, Salina 67401. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Natoma Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, Salina Presbyterian Manor, 2601 E. Crawford, or Hospice of Salina, 139 N. Penn, all of Salina.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to www.carlsonford.com.

31 May 2005 The Salina Journal Edwin G. Schrandt
PLAINVILLE -
Edwin G. Schrandt, 69, rural Plainville, died Monday, May 30, 2005.  Mr. Schrandt was born March 30, 1936, in Plainville. He was an oilfield worker and a farmer.
Survivors include a brother, Alvin of Plainville; and five sisters, Marcella McFadden of Fairfield, Calif., Wilhelmina Reeves and Lucille Leikam, both of Plainville, Edna Stone of Gold Canyon, Ariz., and Grace McManus of Lincoln, Neb.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be said at 3 p.m. Wednesday and a parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, both at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Grade School, in care of the funeral chapel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

31 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Edwin G. Schrandt
Edwin G. Schrandt, 69, rural Plainville, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the St. John's Nursing Home in Hays.  He was born March 30, 1936, in Plainville to William M. and Catherine (Adam) Schrandt. He was a Plainville High School graduate and attended Fort Hays State University. He was an oilfield worker and farmer.
Survivors include a brother, Alvin Schrandt, Plainville; five sisters, Marcella McFadden, Fairfield, Calif., Wilhelmina Reeves and Lucille Leikam, both of Plainville, Edna Stone, Gold Canyon, Ariz., and Grace McManus, Lincoln, Neb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville; burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. A Ladies Guild Rosary will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday followed by a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Grade School and may be sent in care of funeral chapel.

31 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Charles Donald Scoville
Charles Donald Scoville, 81, Salina, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Salina.  He was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Michigan Valley. He was the owner-operator of service stations in Salina and Lindsborg for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Jean, of the home; two sons, Dennis Scoville, Salina, and Duane Scoville, Woodland Park, Colo.; two daughters, Donna Smith, Shawnee, Okla., and Patty Basgall, Plainville; a sister, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Ottawa; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Abilene Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to St. Judes Children Hospitals or Hospice of Salina Inc.

30 May 2005 The Salina Journal Lloyd L. Hollern
STOCKTON - Lloyd L. Hollern, 81, Stockton, died Saturday, May 28, 2005.  Mr. Hollern was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Jewell County. He was a watchmaker, jeweler and nursing home administrator at Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton, retiring in 1983.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna.
Survivors include three daughters, Vicki A. Maddy of Eden Prairie, Minn., Patricia M. Eichelberger of Wichita and Lisa Gilmore of Stockton; two sons, Michael L. of Stockton and Martin C. of Ellis; two brothers, Charles of Emporia and Eldon of Columbus; two sisters, Delores Wassenberg of Marysville and LaNeta Smith of Esbon; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.
A parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669.
Memorials may be made to Stockton NOVA Theatre or the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

31 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Lloyd L. Hollern
Lloyd L. Hollern, 81, Stockton, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at his home.  He was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Jewell County to Charles A. and. Rose Elizabeth (Brezina) Hollern.  He married Donna W. Roe on Oct. 8, 1949, in Esbon. She preceded him in death. He was a nursing home administrator for the Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Michael L. Hollern, Stockton, and Martin C. Hollern, Ellis; three daughters, Vicki A. Maddy, Eden Prairie., Minn., Patrica M. Eichelberger, Wichita, and Lisa L. Gilmore, Stockton; two brothers, Charles Hollern, Emporia, and Eldon Hollern, Columbus; two sisters, Delores Wassenberg, Marysville, and LaNeta Smith, Esbon; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton; burial in St. Thomas Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home. A parish vigil service will be 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Stockton Nova Theatre or the American Diabetes Association.

30 May 2005 The Salina Journal Arlene P. Gosselin
BOGUE - Arlene P. Gosselin, 84, Bogue, died Saturday, May 28, 2005.  Mrs. Gosselin was born Arlene P. Mongeau on March 22, 1921, near Zurich. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew "Andy," of Bogue; five sons, Larry of Taos, N.M., Dennis of Bogue, Sidney of Norton, and Gaylen and Michael, both of Palco; a daughter, Jeannine Sweat of Osborne; a brother, Delmar Mongeau of Zurich; two sisters, Alexandrina Fay Brault of Hill City and Melvina Comeau of Canonsburg, Pa.; 30 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Damar. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
A wake will be at 8 p.m. today at the church.
Memorial may be made for Masses.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

31 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Arlene P. Gosslin
Arlene P. Gosselin, 84, Bogue, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at her home.  She was born March 22, 1921, near Zurich to Alexander and Celina (Saindon) Mongeau.  She married Andrew Gosselin on Jan. 23, 1945, in Zurich. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Bogue; five sons, Larry Gosselin, Taos, N.M., Dennis Gosselin, Bogue, Gaylen Gosselin, Palco, Sidney Gosselin, Norton, and Michael Gosselin, Palco; a daughter, Jeannine Sweat, Osborne; a brother, Delmar Mongeau, Zurich; two sisters, Alexandrina Fay Brault, Hill City, and Melvina Comeau, Canonsburg, Penn.; 30 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
Services were today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in the church cemetery.
Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Masses.

29 May 2005 GliddenEdiger Funeral Home Orval Lancaster
Orval Lancaster, the son of Arthur Freeman and Mary Rosa “Berry” Lancaster, was born January 29, 1915 at his parents farm, rural Beverly in Lincoln County, Kansas. He was one of five children born to this union, four sons and one daughter: Craig, Earl, Nora, Orval and Art. He was Baptized in 1928 at Ada, Kansas by Reverend Burris. Orval attended the Spring Creek country school in Lincoln County and graduated from Beverly High School, Beverly, Kansas.
Through the years, Orval was a farmer, and helped his parents with the family farm until he moved to Anaconda, Montana where he was a Lab Tech for Anaconda Mining. While Orval was in Anaconda, he joined the First Baptist Church and was a faithful member.
On September 1, 1968 Orval was united in marriage to Bessie Mandette “Annette” Jones Coffman George at McPherson, Kansas. The couple established their first home together in McPherson, Kansas. Orval was blessed to be the step-father of two daughters and two sons: Colleen, Betty, Michael, and Curtis “Bud”. Orval transferred his church membership to the McPherson First Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and loved singing in the Choir until his health would not permit him to attend. Orval owned and operated Phillips 66 Service Station, McPherson, Kansas and later worked for Excell Industries of Hesston, Kansas from which he retired.
Orval was a member of the Blue Lodge, Kansas York Rite, Kansas Scottish Rite, Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., and Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star. Orval was very proud of his Masonic services and was active in both the local and state organizations.
Orval was a devoted Christian, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His wise counsel, gentle guidance, gracious smile and his stories he told will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He was very fond of his children and nephews and nieces. He was especially fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren always looking forward to their visits and times they would share together. He loved his Masonic work and was very devoted to its cause. He enjoyed music and was a good trombonist. His presence in all our lives so enriched us with the love, humor, and kindness he shared and he will be so greatly missed. Those in heaven will be the beneficiaries of all his stories, jokes, and love he showered on all of us. God be with you Orval.
On Sunday, May 29, 2005 Orval peacefully entered into eternal rest at the age of 90 years and four months at the Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Nora Schmidt; and his brothers, Earl, Art, and Craig Lancaster.
Surviving members of his family include his loving and devoted wife of over thirty-six years, Bessie, of McPherson, Kansas; his step-daughters, Colleen Reed of Wichita, Kansas and Betty Nightengale, of Temple, Texas; his step-son, Michael George and his wife Sue, of Hutchinson, Kansas; his nieces and nephews, Richard Schmidt and his wife Elaine, of McPherson, Kansas, Dr. Ramon Schmidt and his wife Glenda, of Salina, Kansas, Shirley Short and her husband Tom, of Ferndale, Washington, Virginia Engborg, of Plainville, Kansas, John Schmidt and his wife Betty, of Salina, Kansas; LaNora Hale and her husband Dave, of McPherson, Kansas, Steve Lancaster, of Salina, Kansas, and Tony Lancaster of Ada, Kansas; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; many other relatives, many friends and nobles.
The funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Les Cantrell on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., at the Glidden—Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas. Special music “Amazing Grace” and “In The Garden” will be sung by Dale Leach and accompanied by Glenna Balsick.
The final resting place will be the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas. Masonic services will be conducted by members of the McPherson Masonic Lodge #172 lead by C. L. Carpenter and Ray Lund. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or McPherson Shrine Children’s Fund in memory of Orval.
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29 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Fred W. Struckhoff
Fred W. Struckhoff, 71, Plainville, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at the Rooks County Health Center.  He was born April 25, 1934, in Grinnell to Aloysius and Regina (Baalman) Struckhoff. He graduated from Grinnell High School and electronics school in Denver. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He married Renee Buersmeyer on Aug. 21, 1958, in Washington, Mo. He was owner-operator of Struckhoff Electronics, Plainville.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Kevin Struckhoff, Fort Collins, Colo., and Stan Struckhoff, Plainville; three brothers, Charles Struckhoff, Colby, Ray Struckhoff and Kenneth Struckhoff, both of Grinnell; four sisters, Alfreida Ostmeyer, Colby, Sister Kenneth Struckhoff and Berniece Hansen, both of Grinnell, and Rita Hitt, Pratt; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Grinnell.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, followed by a Daughters of Isabella Rosary and parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart School or Men's Golf Association in care of the funeral chapel.

22 May 2005 The Hays Daily News  Ralph M. Gnad
Ralph M. Gnad, 72, Hays, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.   He was born April 2, 1933, in Ellis to Rudolph and Johanna (Augustine) Gnad.  He married Zetta Benoit on Aug. 25, 1952, in Damar. He worked at Keller Furniture for many years. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, and the Knights of Columbus and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, both of Ellis.
Survivors include his wife. of the home; a son, Mark Gnad, Gainesville, Fla.; two (article cut off at this point.
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22 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Elaine D. Fox
Elaine D. Fox, 64, Hastings, Neb., died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home.  She was born March 26, 1941, in Stockton to Don and Opal (Conn) Johnston. She graduated from Webster High School, Webster, and attended Fort Hays State University and Kearney State College.  She married Loren Dunning; he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1977. She married Charles L. Fox on May 20, 1978, in Plainville. She managed Olsen's Jewelry Design before retiring in 2003.
Survivors include her husband, Hastings; two sons, Curtis Dunning and Scott Dunning, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Marketta Roemke, Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, Merrill Johnston, Donnie Johnston and Kent Johnston, all of Stockton; a sister, Barbara Juhl, Aurora, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at North Shore Assembly of God Church, Hastings; burial at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to North Shore Assembly of God Church Building Fund or to the family.

22 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Kenneth "Denny" Newell
Kenneth “Kenny” Newell, 53, Salina, died Saturday, May 14, 2005.  He was born Oct. 18, 1951, in Hays. He was a tool crib coordinator for Beech Aircraft Corp., Salina.
Survivors include two brothers, Nelson Newell, Salina, and LeRoy “Red” Newell, Norton; and three sisters, Harriet Meyers, Holdrege, Neb., Lavina Mispagel, Olathe and Janet Gross, Salina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emile Newell, in 1985; his mother, Alfreda Newell, in 1995; a brother, Duane “Blackie” Newell. in 1982; and a sister, Annette Hollingsworth, in 2004.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the organization of the donor's choice.

aft 20 May 2005 Oltmann Funeral Home Cecil B. Kriley
Cecil B. Kriley of Union, Missouri was born May 1, 1909 in Stockton, Kansas the son of the late William Kriley  and his wife, Mary Kriley, nee Mc Alpine. He passed away on May 20, 2005 in Eureka, Missouri at the age of 96 year. He received his schooling in Stockton, Kansas. On May 5, 1936 he was united in marriage to Cecilia Martell in Zurich, Kansas. They moved to Union, Missouri in 1959. Mr Kriley served his country in the United State Army serving in Europe from 1944 until 1946. Cecil had been employed at the Swift Processing Company for 32 years before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife Cecilia Kriley, one son, Glen Kriley
Mr Kriley is survived by one son Gale Kriley and his wife Carol of Ballwin, Missouri; one daughter, Teresa Hill and her husband, Dennis, of Evansville, Indiana; one sister Wilma James of Nebraska, five grandchildren: Tina Stranghoener, Craig Kriley, Sheri Wissmann, Heather Hill and Erin Truitt; five great grandchildren: Matthew Stranghoener, Michelle Kuczka, Thayne Truitt, Cody Wissmann and Kyle Wissmann one great great grandson Caleb Kuczka.
Visitation was held Monday May 23, 2004 at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, Missouri. Funeral Mass was Tuesday May 24, 2005 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Union with the Rev. Matthew Mitas officiating. Interment followed in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
To send condolences to the family visit www.oltmannfuneralhome.com.

20 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Levi Bedard
Levi Bedard, 85, Hays, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born July 31, 1919, in Damar to M. F.. and Armaline (LaBarge) Bedard.  He married O'Della Newell on Nov. 27, 1941, in Damar. He was a retired insurance representative for Farmland Industries and had officiated football games for the Kansas State High School Activities Association. He was a member of the Hays Amateur Radio Club, Hays Twirlers Square Dance Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1325 and the Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Order for the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dick Bedard, Hays; four daughters, Carol Bedard and Judy Koerner, both of Lee's Summit, Mo., Michelle Beyer, Hays, and Jeanette Howerton, Aurora, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two children, Dale and Raymond, a brother, Albert Bedard, and a sister, Stella Roth.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine.
A Perpetual Adorers service will be at 3:30 p.m., a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 6 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree service will follow a parish vigil at 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Masses, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School or Capuchins Order of Mid-America in care of the funeral chapel.

18 May 2005 Edward Henry Bouchey
Edward Henry Bouchey, 90, Wichita, formerly of Palco, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Wichita.  He was born March 30, 1915, in Zurich to Henry and Hattie (Martell) Bouchey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married Verna Baldwin on July 6, 1942. He was a farmer and worked for the Continental Oil Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1977.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary Don Bouchey, Richland, Wash., and Keith Bouchey, Prairie Village; a daughter, Marilyn Elsasser, Derby; a sister, Marie Erbert, Palco; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville; burial in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, Zurich.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. A Ladies Guild rosary will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. A parish vigil service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Sacred  Heart Catholic Church in Plainville or Palco Library in care of the chapel.

14 May 2005 The Journal Online Nelda Naomi Cook Frankamp
Nelda Naomi Cook Frankamp, 79, of rural Nicollet, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at home.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church in St. Peter.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Nicollet.
Naomi is survived by her husband, Gene Frankamp, her sons, Vance Frankamp of Portland, Ore.; Harlan Frankamp of Boise, Idaho, and Mark Frankamp of Nicollet; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank Cook of Fair Oaks, Calif.,  and Carroll Cook of Palco, Kansas.
Naomi was born July 27, 1925 to Walter and Olive Cook at Palco, Kan.

13 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Eloise B. Miller
Eloise B. Miller, 86, Stockton, formerly of Woodston, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Solomon Valley Manor.  She was born April 19, 1919, in Osborne County to Perry and Blanche (Dibble) Cotten. She graduated from Woodston Rural High School.  She married Chester Miller on Aug. 28, 1940, in Osborne. He died March 20, 1990. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, James Miller, Glasco, Robert Miller, Beloit, and Kevin Miller, Verona, Ky.; three daughters, Carolyn Garrett, Hays, Dixie Miller, Stockton, and Diane Strutt, Woodston; a brother, Wilbur Cotten, Hoisington; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial will be in the Ash Rock Cemetery north of Woodston.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.
Memorials are suggested to the Rooks County Transportation Van or Solomon Valley Manor.

12 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Jeanette Bigge
Jeanette Bigge, 92, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Mission Viejo, Calif.  She was born Feb. 3, 1913, near Stockton to George and Luella (Slusser) Bigge. She was a graduate of Fort Hays State College and Colorado State College, Greeley, Colo.  She was a teacher in the Stockton area and in Russell.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Stockton Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. May 23 at Mission Viejo Christian Church.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Emporia State University Foundation, and can be sent in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669.

5 May 2005 The Salina Journal Myrtle Maxine Headley
PLANO, Texas -- Myrtle Maxine Headley, 91, Plano, died Friday, April 29, 2005.
Mrs. Headley was born Myrtle Maxine Hazen on July 12, 1913, near Stockton, Kan., to Ira T. Hazen and Minnie Pearl Reeder. She married Lester Headley of Brookville, Kan., on Aug. 27, 1937, in Salina, Kan. He died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Sabra Headley of Plano; a grandson, Mike Miller of Garland; a granddaughter, Jana Miller Cozzens of Austin; a sister, Norma Hayes of Ellsworth, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 8585 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 700S, Dallas 75247-9968.
North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch 75234, is handling arrangements.   Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

3 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Dale Edward Roll
Dale Edward Roll, 78, Plainville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Rooks County Nursing Home.  He was born June 26, 1926, in Miami, Fla., to Lloyd L. and Grace A. (Bliss) Roll.  He married Charlene V. Gamble in Winfield on Oct. 22, 1949. He owned and operated Roll Tank Service, Plainville.
Survivors include his wife, of the home, a daughter, Dalene Erwin, Olathe; three foster children, Chuck Gamble, Rick Gamble and Diana Gamble; three brothers, Richard Roll, Acme, Wash., Robert Roll, Brookline Station, Mo., and Donald Roll, Healton, Okla.; a sister Betty Holt, Tulsa, Okla.; and a granddaughter.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Plainville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Plainville Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Hays Medical Center Hospice or Paradise Masonic Lodge No. 290, in care of the funeral home, 320 S.W. 2nd St., Plainville, KS 67663.

May 3, 2005 The Hays Daily News Opal F. Frazier
Opal F. Frazier, 90, Palmdale, Calif., died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Antelope Valley Care Center, Palmdale.  She was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Osborne to Wilford and Nancy Palmer. She married Lewis Miller. He died July 5, 1949. She married Lyall Frazier on Nov. 11, 1961, in Mountain Home, Idaho. He died May 13, 1987. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Miller, Victorville, Calif.; a stepson, Larry Frazier, Terrell, Texas; a daughter, Dixie Beaumaster, San Fernando, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Judy; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Miller and James Miller, and two daughters, Ila Dee and Treva Sebimorgan.
Services will be at 2 a.m. Saturday at Mainstreet Christian Church in Stockton; burial in Woodston Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

4 May 2005 The Salina Journal Opal F. Frazier
PALMDALE, Calif. — Opal F. Frazier, 90, Palmdale, formerly of Stockton, Kan., died Saturday, April 30, 2005.  Mrs. Frazier was born Opal F. Palmer on Sept. 7, 1914, in Osborne, Kan. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Miller, in 1949; her second husband, Lyall Frazier, in 1987; two sons, Timothy Miller and James Miller; and two daughters, Ila Dee and Treva Sebimorgan.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Miller of Victorville; a daughter, Dixie Beaumaster of San Fernando; a stepson, Larry Frazier of Terrell, Texas; a stepdaughter, Judy; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mainstreet Christian Church, Stockton. Burial will be in Woodston Cemetery, southwest of Woodston, Kan.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669, and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

aft 2 May 2005 Honolulu Advertiser (Hi.) Harold Leroy Gibson
HAROLD LEROY GIBSON, 76, of Honolulu, died May 2, 2005. Born in Palco, Kan. Retired from The Hono-lulu Advertiser. Survived by sons, Darrel, Robert and Darrel; daughters, Marlene and Duffy; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild. No service was announced. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

2 May 2005 The Hays Daily News Calvin N. Franklin
Calvin N. Franklin, 81, Woodston, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita.  He was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Quinlin, Texas, to Willie and Maude (Staley) Franklin.  He married Bertie Meeks on Dec. 24, 1944, in Arlington, Texas. she died March 27, 2000. He was a welder.
Survivors include four sons, Ronnie Franklin, Stockton, Curtis Franklin, Carthage, Tenn., Rayford Franklin, Woodston, and Larry Franklin, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Jodean McComb, Denver, Colo., Linda Edington Watauga, Texas, and Marcene Machuca, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Norma Huck, Belton, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodston Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 am. to 8 p.m. today at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Calvin N. Franklin Memorial Fund.

1 May 2005 Great Bend (Kas.) Dale H. Weller
Dale H. Weller, 85, died April 27 at his residence in Great Bend. He was born June 13, 1919, at Palco, the son of Ora Webster and Iza Ilma Moah Weller. He married Dorothy E. Stedd on June 17, 1940, at Hoxie. She died Oct. 9, 1994. He married Viola “Vi” Hawthorne on Feb. 27, 1999, at Great Bend. She survives. He was a banker for First National Bank of Great Bend and a businessman. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1947. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3111 of Great Bend, Bankers Association, and F.M.C.A. Survivors include his wife, Viola “Vi” of the home; his stepmother, Margaret Maupin of Paradise; one son, Dennis Matthew Weller and his fiancee Marcia Quincy of Salina; one daughter, Martha C. Oehlert and husband Ronald of Great Bend; one stepson, Christopher Hawthorne of Lawrence; one stepdaughter, April Hawthorne of Shawnee; one brother, Randall Weller and wife Phyllis of Hill City; one sister-in-law, Ruth (Mrs. Ralph) Weller of Great Bend; and one grandson, Stephen F. Weller and wife Dr. Rebecca Weller of Pleasant Hill, Mo. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph E. Weller and Robert L. Weller, and one sister, Eva May Strecker. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend, with the Rev. Gary Brooks officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. Visitation will be today from 1-9 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home* 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530.

1 May  2005 The Hays Daily News Teresa Benoit
Teresa Benoit, 77, Damar, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka.  She was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Damar to Louis Mose and Jeanette (Thibault) Thyfault.  She married Jerome V. Benoit on June 12, 1944, in Damar. She was a dairy farmer.
Survivors include her husband, Damar; two sons, Steve Benoit, Blair, Neb., and John Benoit, Damar; four daughters, Marilyn Skolaut, Olmitz, Judy Charboneau, Hays, Lydia Neu, Lawrence, and Thelma Berland, Damar; a brother, Ronald Thyfault, Damar; a sister, Germaine Fry, Salina; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in the church cemetery.
Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church; visitation will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Masses or St. Joseph Church Restoration Fund.

29 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Downer Lee Hull
Downer Lee Hull, 89, Woodston, died, Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born Oct. 2, 1915, in rural Rooks County to Abram and Elsie May (Thomas) Hull. He was a 1938 graduate of Fort Hays State University.  He married Pat Kelly on Aug. 21, 1937, in Phillipsburg. She preceded him in death. He served as a superintendent and educator for various schools in the towns of Munden, Levant, Plainville, Woodston, Portis, Kirwin and Kensington.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Hull, of the home; two daughters, Leane Hull-Hitchcock, St.Louis, Mo., and Connie, Woodston; a brother; Laurence Hull, Woodston; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stockton United Methodist Church; burial will be in Spring Branch Cemetery northeast of Woodston.
Visitation from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. to the time of service Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Woodston United Methodist Church or Ash Rock Church

26 Apr 2005 The Examiner (Jackson Co., Mo.) Mildred Mabel Wallace McVey
Mildred Mabel (Wallace) McVey, 97, Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the Rosewood Health Center at The Groves in Independence .Mildred was born May 20, 1907, in Rooks County, Kan., to Delbert and Janie (Adamson) Wallace, and attended school in Stockton, Kan. She married Earl V. "Mac" McVey on September 20, 1930. The family lived in Lincoln, Neb., before moving to St. Joseph, Mo., in 1942. She was a 40-year member of the First Methodist Church in St. Joseph. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 3, 1987. In 1991, she moved to Independence, in the Olde Oak Tree apartments. She joined Christ United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women and the Wesley Sunday School Class.
Mrs. McVey is survived by her son, Robert Wallace McVey and his, wife, Betty, of Juneau, Alaska; a daughter, Shila Ann Clark and her husband, Harry Clark Jr., Independence; two granddaughters, LuAnn Steele and Jeanie Sue Macaulay, and three great-grandchildren, all of Juneau, Alaska.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Cremation with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo. 64055 or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, (816) 373-3600.

28 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Gilbert A. Graf
Gilbert A. Graf, 47, Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  He was born July 31, 1957, in Hays to Delphinus and Cecilia Katherine (Dinkel) Graf.  He was a cashier at Price Chopper in Kansas City.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Graf, Lansing; a daughter, Amber Duarte, Edwards, Mo.; six brothers, Joe Graf, Woodston, Steven Graf, Hays, Duane Graf, Alton, Paul Graf and Jerry Graf, both of Stockton, and Robert Graf, Leavenworth; six sisters, Rose Henry, Leavenworth, Mary Ferguson, Lansing, Susan McKinzie, Bonner Springs, Betty Westenberger, Leavenworth, Joyce Karlin, Hays, and Sheila Melton, Nebraska; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing; burial in Mount Muncie Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. There will be rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the family and can be sent in care of the funeral home, 500 Oak, Leavenworth, KS 66048.

25 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Ronald L. Burton
Ronald L. Burton, 88, Plainville, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.    He was born Dec. 20, 1916, in rural Rooks County, to James E. and Daisy E. (Bair) Burton. He graduated from Salt City Business College. He was a farmer and rancher.   He married Luella L. McDaniel on April 15, 1940, in Stockton. She survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Ronnie Lew Burton, Wichita, Jack Lee Burton, Plainville, and Patrick Lynn Burton, Burleson, Texas; a daughter, Susan Lynette Burton, Anchorage, Ala.; a brother, Dwight Burton, Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lynn Burton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Plainville; burial in Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel and from 11 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Ronald L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

24 Apr 2005 The Grand Island Independent (NE.) Leona A. McNitt
Leona McNitt 98
WOOD RIVER -- Leona A. McNitt, 98, of Wood River died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Western Hall County Good Samaritan Center in Wood River.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Westlawn Cemetery in Grand Island, with the Rev. Lonnie Logan officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McNitt was born May 21, 1906, at Rooks County, Kan., to Abram and Sally (Reeder) Schindler.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul McNitt.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Peggy Morrow of Grand Island and Patricia Redding of Lincoln.
Mrs. McNitt received her education in Stockton, Kan., public schools, graduating in 1926.  She was united in marriage to Paul McNitt on May 3, 1929, in Hayes, Kan. The couple resided in Kansas. In 1950, she moved to Grand Island and was employed by the Ernest Bakery until her retirement in 1971. Mr. McNitt preceded her in death in 1951. She has been living at the nursing home in Wood River since June 2001.  She was a member of the Christian Church in Stockton, Kan., and she especially enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and six sisters.
Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

21 Apr 2005 Ventura County Star (Ca.)  Dr. Warren A. Shaw
Dr. Warren A. Shaw of Oxnard passed away April 15, 2005, after a long illness.   Dr. Shaw was born to Charles and Jessie Reneau Shaw on March 10, 1925, in Wichita, Kan., and grew up in Florence, Kan. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to the European Theater. His first experience under fire was in the last stages of the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the group which liberated the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp - an event which haunted him the rest of his life. After being discharged from the Army, Warren entered the University of Kansas, where he obtained a bachelor of science in engineering physics and a master of science in structural engineering. During his time there, he taught courses at the undergraduate level in statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials.  He met his wife, Marian Kysar, at the university, and they were married on Aug. 20, 1950. In 1952, he accepted a position in Port Hueneme at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL), where he had a distinguished career for 30 years. Warren was awarded a scholarship for graduate study at the University of Illinois. He received a doctorate in structural dynamics in 1962. During his early years at NCEL, he conducted research in blast-resistant steel and concrete structures subjected to nuclear explosions. These tests were conducted at the Nevada Test Site, the Pacific Test Site at Eniwetok and the test site near Alberta, Canada. He was promoted to director of the structures division in 1962, and he was selected as head of the Civil Engineering Department in 1973. Despite a heavy work load as department head, he also served for four years as the first program manager of the Shore Facilities Program.   Warren received numerous awards for his research and management activities. The award he especially appreciated was the U.S. Naval Material Command's Equal Employment Opportunity award given in recognition of exceptional leadership as the 'Outstanding Supervisor/Manager' of the command in 1979. Warren was an official NCEL representative to countless national and international symposiums, seminars and briefings. He authorized approximately 30 technical reports and papers. Warren was an active member of numerous technical and professional organizations and committees such as the Defense Nuclear Agency, Joint United States-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects on Structures, International Technical Cooperation Program (a research program that included the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) and five committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Other professional and scientific affiliations include membership in the American Concrete Institute, National Society of Professional Engineers, California Society of Professional Engineers, Scientific Research Society of American and Sigma Xi.  Warren was a devoted husband and loving father to his sons, Wayne and Brian, of whom he was most proud. His family and friends loved him for his keen intellect, innate kindness, deep wisdom and quick wit. He always had a good story to share. He enjoyed working with people and felt especially close to the young engineers whom he recruited for NCEL. They were an extended family to him and he worked hard to further their careers. Warren loved music and was an accomplished pianist. His family and friends will never forget the legacy of beautiful music and wonderful memories he left them.   He was on the board of directors of the Oxnard Community Concert Association for 13 years and served as president and treasurer. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Ventura County Symphony Orchestra for six years, where he was in charge of the early young artists competitions. Warren was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church for 53 years. He served the church in many capacities - as chairman of the official board, member of the board of trustees, church school superintendent and member of the choir.   Travel was always important to Warren and it became much more so after his retirement. He always had the spirit, wanderlust and the desire to experience as many wonders of the world as possible. He was able to visit most of the 50 states except Alaska. He and Marian were fortunate to make many trips to North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Warren is survived by his wife, Marian; sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne of Oxnard, and Brian and Pandora; granddaughters, Victoria, Isabella and Penelope of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charles and Kathy Howard of Topeka, Kan., Tom and Dorothy Jamison of Hoxie, Kan., Douglas and Patricia Kysar of Palco, Kan., and Gilbert and Penny Kysar of Olathe, Colo.; plus many wonderful nieces and nephews. For these relatives and his many close friends, life without him will never be the same.
'Can it be in a world so full and busy, the loss of one creature makes a void in any heart so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of a vast eternity can fill it up?' -Charles Dickens
A private burial service will be held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura. A public memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1800 South C St., Oxnard. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Paul's United Methodist Church or to your favorite charity.

18 Apr 2005 Hays Daily News Sister Margarida Boucher
Sister Margarida Boucher, 90, died April 16, 2005, at Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia.
She was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Zurich to Edward and Blanche (Filiatreault) Boucher.
Survivors include a brother, Eli Boucher, Olathe, formerly of Hays.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, in 1930. In 1955, she received a degree in mathematics from Marymount College, Salina, and in 1962 a degree in education administration.  In 1977 she returned from Brazil to Concordia to be the foreign mission coordinator and in 1997 retired to the Motherhouse. In 2004, she moved to Mount Joseph Senior Village.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Motherhouse Chapel; burial in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery.
A Bible vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Motherhouse Chapel.
Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, Concordia, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund, the Brazilian Mission or Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O. Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901.

15 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Virgil Otis Conn
Virgil Otis Conn, 91, Hill City, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Dawson Place Nursing Home.  He was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Rooks County to Daniel and Pearl (Sammons) Conn.  He married Genevieve Fitch on Sept. 30, 1936, in Wray, Colo. She died March 21, 1987.  He was a contract mail carrier from Bogue to Stockton for 34 years, and was a farmer-stockman until his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Errol Conn, Hill City; a daughter, Virgie LaRue, Cortez, Colo.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wildhorse Township Cemetery, Bogue. No visitation is planned.
Memorials are suggested to Dawson Place Nursing Home in care of Spencer-Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City.

13 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Zella R. Moore
Zella R. Moore, 67, Ellis, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Ellis Good Samaritan Center.  She was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Rooks County to Everette and Beulah (Drennan) Conger.  She married Rex Moore on June 14, 1956, in Stockton. He died in February 1984. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Arkansas.
Survivors include two sons, Allen Moore, Hoisington, and Rex Moore Jr., Brookfield, Mo.; two sisters, Leila Helberg, Morland, and Linda Wagner, Houston; and six grandchildren, Sydney Moore, Alex Moore, Dylan Moore, Regan Moore, Leah Jernigan and Lana Jernigan.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Moore.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis; burial at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Ellis Good Samaritan Center, Ellis.

11 Apr 2005 Hays Daily News Julia Moos
Julia Moos, 89, Plainville, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Rooks County Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Zurich to Alex and Celina (Saindon) Mongeau.  She married Arthur Hamel on May 8, 1934, in Zurich. He died July 25, 1981. She married Harry Moos on Aug. 6, 1990, in Plainville. He died March 27, 2005. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Rudman, Plainville, and Sandra Veverka, Pratt; a brother, Delmar Mongeau, Zurich; three sisters, Faye Brault, Hill City, Arlene Gosselin, Bogue, and Melvina Comeau, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial will be in the St. Ann Cemetery, Zurich.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. A Ladies Guild rosary will be at 3 p.m. today and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel in Plainville.
Memorials are suggested to Scared Heart School.

11 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Ival Marie Lambert
Ival Marie Lambert, 92, Palco, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.  She was born Feb. 25, 1913, in Palco to John and Christine Kern.  She married Alford Lambert on Oct. 13, 1933, in Stockton. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Lambert, Edmond, Okla., Ted Lambert, Palco, and George Lambert, McCook, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.
A Christian wake service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Masses, Sealye House or Dawson Place Nursing Home.

9 Apr 2005 Press Enterprise (CA) Vernon John Koppes
KOPPES, VERNON JOHN age 84, of Calimesa, CA., passed away on 04/05/2005 at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Banning. Vernon was born 04/19/1920 in Rooks County, KS. He retired as a Mechanic. He served in the Army during WWII. Vernon is survived by his 2 daughters, Nita Palani, West Minister, Karla Kramer, Fortuna; 3 sons, Bruce Koppes, Auora, Oregon, Terry V. Koppes, Llano, Phillisene Probasco, Stockton, KS.; brother, Nick Koppes, LaPorte, CO.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 04/10, 2-6pm at Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel. Graveside Service 04/11, 2pm at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area #1. WIEFELS & SON 50 East Nicolet Street Banning, CA. 92220 (951) 849-4527

6 Apr 2005 The Hays Daily News Laverne A. Roy
Laverne A. Roy, 72, died Monday, April 4, 2005, near Haysville.
He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Webster to Dona and Nathalie (Asselin) Roy. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked in general construction for many years.
Survivors include five sons, Joseph Roy and Paul Roy, both of Derby, Robin Roy, Douglass, David Roy, Dallas, and Andy Roy, Wichita; two daughters, Mary Kay Austin, Fort Worth, and Beverly Baker, Hurst, Texas; five brothers, Eugene Roy, Atwood, Orville Roy, Palco, Clifford Roy, Stockton, Albert Roy, Topeka, and Stanley Roy, Damar; three sisters, Viola Ricks, Arlington, Texas, Donna Stevens, Phillipsburg, and Norma Griffin, Salina; 20 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Mulvane; graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund in care of Smith Mortuary, Derby.

6 Apr 2005 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) Arvid Raymond Grover
A memorial gathering for Arvid Raymond Grover, 82, will be at 2 PM Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the American Legion Building. He will be inurned later next to his wife in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Grover died Monday, April 4, 2005.  Mr. Grover moved here in 1999 from Milwaukee.   He was born October 19, 1922 in Stockton, KS the son of Ira Lee and Mabel Clare Lambert Grover.  He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Journeyman Printer for the Milwaukee Journal for many years. He was a member of the Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, Lawrence; Alvamar Country Club, Mr. Oread Aerie #309 Eagles and the International Typographical Union.   He married Lorraine Ann Gleason, January 12, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI. She preceded him in death Feb. 13, 1998. He is survived by a daughter, Carole Jo Grover, and husband (John W. Anderson) Trinity, TX; a son, Kenneth Ray Grover, and wife (Diann J.), Orlando, FL; two brothers, Arland Lambert Grover, Laramie, WY, Orin Daniel Grover, Lawrence, KS; three grandchildren, Alissa Beier, Robert Raymond Grover, Sarah Duarte-Grover and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences
may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com

3 Apr 2005 The Salina Journal Ferdinand William Hachmeister
Ferdinand William Hachmeister, 98, Natoma, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born July 17, 1906, on the family farm north of Natoma to Ferdinand Henry and Bertha (Hackerott) Hachmeister. He graduated from Natoma High School in 1927.  He married Bonita Nell Richards on Aug. 5, 1928, in Natoma. She died May 2, 1985. He was a farmer-stockman. He was a resident of Rooks County Nursing Home, Plainville, since 2000.
Survivors include four sons, Donald Hachmeister, Hill City, Marvin Hachmeister, Manhattan, and Herbert Hachmeister and Paul Hachmeister, both of Natoma; a daughter, Mary Ann Beisner, Natoma; a brother, Arthur Hachmeister, Natoma; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, George Hachmeister.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Natoma, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church, KHAZ Lutheran Hour, Natoma Community Center or the Rooks County Nursing Home.

30 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News  Raymond A. Elliott
Raymond A. Elliott, 84, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital.  He was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Plainville to Edward Carl and Nanny Rebecah (Hall) Elliott. He graduated from Trego Community High School, WaKeeney. He was a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran.  He married Anna Frances Bliss on March 31, 1949, in Ellis. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Edward Carl Elliott, WaKeeney; and a daughter, June Ann Elliott, WaKeeney.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Elliott.
Private burial will be at Kansas Veterans Cemetery at WaKeeney.

4 Apr 2005 Custer County Chief Raymond Farwell Hale
Raymond Farwell Hale, 85, of Broken Bow passed away Mar. 27, 2005, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.   He was born Dec. 5, 1919, at the homestead of Frank Hale and Adra (Ducker) Hale.  Raymond grew up on a homestead near Douglas Grove and attended Douglas Grove County School until the eighth grade.  He then attended Sargent High School and graduated in 1940.  In 1941, he joined the Armed Forces. He served in the South Pacific with the rank of 1st Sergeant in the First Medical Regiment.  On Jan. 6, 1943, Raymond married Iona Diving in Pacific Grove, Calif.  After returning home from WWII, Raymond and Iona farmed south of Sargent.  They have lived and farmed in the Sargent area all their life.  The union was blessed with two children, Shari Tucker of Palco, Kan., and Kathy Pederson, deceased.  Raymond was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sargent Post.  He took great pride in his land and cowherd. He enjoyed watching sports on television and his work with the cattle and the land.
His daughter, Kathy, five sisters and his parents, Frank and Adra Hale preceded him in death.
Those left to remember his with love and fond memories are his wife, Iona, of Sargent; his daughter, Shari (Dennis) of  Palco, Kan.; son-in-law, Steve Pedersen of Broken Bow, brother-in-law and wife, Harold (Letty) Devine of Springfield, Mo., grandchildren, Stacy and Dan Strauss of Lexington, Lacy and Joe Maginn of Omaha, Steve and Nicole Pederson of Lincoln and great-grandson, Gavin Strauss along with many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were conducted Mar. 30, 2005, at the Rhoad's Funeral Chapel in Sargent.
Burial was at the Westerville Cemetery with Rhoad Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the family.

30 Mar 2005 Grand Island Independent Raymond Hale
SARGENT -- Raymond Farwell Hale, 85, of Sargent died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rhoad's Funeral Chapel in Sargent. The Rev. Don Schauda will officiate. Burial will be in the Westerville Cemetery.
Mr. Hale was born Dec. 5, 1919, at the homestead to Frank and Adra (Ducker) Hale.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Iona (Divine) Hale; a daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Dennis of Palco, Kan.; and a son-in-law, Steve Pederson of Broken Bow.



29 Mar 2005 Salina Journal Harry M. Moos
PLAINVILLE — Harry M. Moos, 94, Plainville, died Sunday, March 27, 2005.  Mr. Moos was born July 1, 1910, south of Seguin. He was a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Adele, in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Julia of the home; a daughter, Carol Parker of Plainville; two sons, Brian of Plainville and Harry of Hill City; a brother, Clarence of Wichita; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be said at 3 p.m. today and a Knights of Columbus rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, followed by a parish vigil at 7:30 p.m., all at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Memorials may be made to the church or Sacred Heart School, in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

28 Mar 2005 Hays Daily News Ralph L. Thomas
Ralph L. Thomas, 91, Bogue, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.  He was born March 29, 1913, in rural Palco to Herbert L. and Elsie Lulu (Gish) Thomas.  He married Harriett F. Hoyt on June 9, 1934, in Stockton. He was a farmer-stockman.
Survivors include his wife, Bogue; a daughter, Barbara Vanderhoff, Tempe, Ariz.; a brother, Doyle Thomas, Bogue; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City; burial in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Bogue.
No visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to Dawson Place Nursing Home.

23 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Doris Lucille Eller
Doris Lucille Eller, 89, Stockton, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at Solomon Valley Manor.  
She was born Oct. 8, 1915, in Logan to Lewis Iry and Ora Agnes (Ellis) Gates.  She married James William “Jake” Eller on April 24, 1934, in Stockton. He died April 30, 1973. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, James M. Eller, Sylvan Grove; two sisters, Arlene Rogers, Plainville, and Delores Bozarth, Norton; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; burial in Bogart Cemetery, rural Kirwin.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Rooks County Hospice or Solomon Valley Manor.

21 Mar 2005 The Examiner (Eastern Jackson Co., Mo.) Edna Marie Mayhew
Edna Marie Mayhew, 86, Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, March 18,  2005, at Independence Regional Health Center.  Mrs. Mayhew was born on Feb. 28, 1919. to Thure and Margaret Palmberg  in Zurich, Kan. She was a loving and caring homemaker and cherished time spent  with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She  enjoyed collecting and keeping the history of the families ancestry. She had  previously been a bookkeeper/manager of Skogmo's in Plainville, and later had been a catalog manager with J.C. Penney in Alice, Texas. She was a  professional seamstress, sewing for a host of family and friends. Mrs. Mayhew and her husband, Howard, had been members of the First United  Methodist Church of Independence since 1978, and had been active in the  Maritus Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents and  two brothers, Albert and Fred.
She is survived by her husband of almost 66 years, Howard Mayhew of  Independence; a son, Roger Mayhew and wife, Claretta, of Kansas City, Mo.; a  daughter, Sue Snow and husband, Ron, of Independence; five grandchildren,  Catherine Franssens, Richard Mayhew, Angie Langhauser, Stephen Mayhew and  Sarah Schraml; six great-grandchildren, Seth, Nathan, MacKenna, Cara,  Gabriel and Drew; and one sister, Helen Darnell of Topeka, Kan.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the First United  Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple, Independence. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 tonight at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, (816) 252-7900.   Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Plainville (Kan.) Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church Organ Fund.

20 Mar 2005 Wichita Eagle William P. "Pat" Burke
Burke, William P. "Pat", 73, retired contractor, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005. Viewing from 8-5 Monday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; Rosary Monday 7 pm and Funeral Tuesday 2 pm, both at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2007 N. Arkansas, Wichita, KS. Memorials with Catholic Charities and St. Patrick's Endowment Fund. Pat was a retired Marine. He served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by brother Raymond and sister Anna. He is survived by wife Darlene; sons and wives Bill and Susan, Charlotte, NC, and Tim and Dee, Dodge City; daughters and husbands Jodie and Jerry Linn, Beaufort, SC, Sue and Spencer Lanier, Jacksonville, NC, Mary and Jack Dodson, Goshen, IN, and Sharon Burke, Marana, AZ; step-sons and wives Tom and Dianna Lingg, Wichita, Dick and Sara Lingg, New York, NY and Pat and Sandy Lingg, Stockton, KS; step-daughters and husbands, Jean and Dan Inman, Green Bay, WI and Janet and Jon Korte, Colwich, KS; brother and wife Jack and Evelyn, Wichita; brother-in-law, Chuck Peters, Wichita; 6 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

20 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Eugene J. ‘Gene' St. Peter
Eugene J. “Gene” St. Peter, 84, Damar, died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Wichita.  He was born Jan. 5, 1921, in rural Damar to Joseph and Rosella (Benoit) St. Peter.  He married Marian Balthazor on July 26, 1948, in Damar. He was wire chief for Rural Telephone Co.
Survivors include his wife, Damar; three sons, Steven St. Peter, Omaha, Neb., Tom St. Peter, Wichita, and Tim St. Peter, St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Cindy Newell, Hays, and Shelly Radcliffe, Hill City; two sisters, Rita Roberts, Damar, and Donetta Weaver, Augusta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in the church Cemetery.
A Christian wake service will be at 8 p.m. today at the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Masses or St. Joseph Church renovation fund..

Unknown Date Unknown Newspaper David L. Arnold

CISCO- David L. Arnold, 50, of Cisco died at his home Friday, March 18, 2005.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2005 at Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Atwell Cemetery, directed by Kimbrough Funeral Home.

Mr. Arnold was born July 9, 1953 in Colby, Kansas  to Robert Dean and Shirley (Wilson) Arnold. He married Alice Peters on March 17, 1974 in Colby, Kansas; she preceded him in death on August 8, 2000. He worked as a diesel mechanic for United Energex, Inc.

He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Miller of Breckenridge; step-daughters, Ona Lopez and husband Hector of Cisco, Elizabeth Anderson and husband Alan of Lincoln, Nebraska, Barbara Sonsteng and husband Lewis of Plainville, Kansas; step-son, Stephen Richards of Maypearl; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

18 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News  Herbert D. Easter
Herbert D. Easter, 69, Palco, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Rooks County Health Center, Plainville.  He was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Council Grove to Andrew and Tressie (Watkins) Easter.  He married Connie Mills on Oct. 18, 1952, in Palco. He worked for the city of Palco.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Danny Easter and Troy Easter, both of Salina; a daughter, Maria Rohr, Hays; his stepmother, Meridith Easter, Gordonsville, Texas; two brothers, Bill Easter, Chapel, Neb., and Andy Easter, Azle, Texas; two half-brothers, Larry Easter, Wichita, and Terry Easter, Gordonsville, Texas; a sister, Ada Johnston, Briggsdale, Colo.; eight granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Tony Easter and Mark Easter.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Red Line Church of God near Palco.
No visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

18 Mar 2005 Greeley Tribune (Co.) William Norris
William L. Norris, 83, of Greeley, died Monday, March 14, at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.  He was born June 15, 1921, in Woodston, Kan., to Luther R. and Ella (Rector) Norris.  On June 16, 1997, he married Josephina V. Vasquez in Kimball, Neb.  Mr. Norris moved to Greeley in 1926 and graduated from Greeley High School in 1940. He attended College State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Colorado, for a couple of years. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed at Attu Island in the Aleutians. He was honorably discharged in 1945.  Mr. Norris worked for the family business, Blackie's Auto Parts, and was a long-haul truck driver for 40 years. He was a hard worker and always had or found something to do. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends.
Survivors are his wife, Josephina Norris of Greeley; two daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Jim Lawson of Cheyenne and Zhanna and Robert Kimball of Lovettsville, Va.; a son; a sister, Pearl Stoll of Roswell, N.M.; three brothers, Robert L. Norris of Lucerne, Glen Norris of Greeley and Richard Norris of Cambria, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Martha McQuatters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Friends may visit from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Stoddard, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.
An online memorial is at www.mem.com.

16 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Ruth Comeau
Ruth Comeau, 78, Stockton, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Solomon Valley Manor.
Services are pending with Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton.

15 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Ronald E. Westhusin
Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald E. Westhusin, age 68 of Plainville, was 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville with Father Joe Popelka as Celebrant. Mr. Westhusin passed away Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville.
He was born Nov. 29, 1936, the son of Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Olive (Aulbach) Westhusin on the family farm in rural Rooks County, Kansas. He was the youngest child of four children. He graduated from Plainville High School and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Shirley Johnson on June 12, 1957, in Zurich, Kansas, and then made their home on a farm east of Plainville. They lived there until 1998 when they moved to Plainville.  He spent his lifetime as a wheat farmer and cattleman. Living on the family farm was very special to him and he enjoyed sharing it with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Westhusin was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knight in Hays and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1857 in Plainville. He also served on the Plainville School Board and was a director for Midland Marketing Co-op.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Plainville, four sons, Mark and wife, Lisa Westhusin of College Station, Texas, Vance and wife, Shelly Westhusin of Hays, Kansas, Fred and wife, Karen Westhusin of Plainville, Kansas, Terry Westhusin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, daughter, Julie Downing and husband, Michael of Hays, Kansas, and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Fredrick, and sisters, Mary Ann Klim and Julia O. Westhusin.
Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation was from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville. A Ladies Guild Rosary was at 3 p.m. Sunday followed by a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. and a Parish Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of the chapel.

14 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Howard Lee Taylor
Howard Lee Taylor, 77, Hoxie, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his home.  He was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Hoxie to Isom and Lillian (Tyson) Taylor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He married Margaret Brown on Sept. 1, 1953, in Hays. He was retired from the wholesale grocery business.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Howard Taylor Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.; two daughters, Paula Carver and Linda Mask, both of Hoxie; a brother, Wayne Taylor, Hoxie; a sister, Maxine Meis, Salina; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mickey-Leopold Chapel, Hoxie ; burial in Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice Services Inc., Phillipsburg.

13 Mar 2005 Great Bend Tribune (Ks.) Curtis Ray Best
HUTCHINSON — Curtis Ray Best, 44, died March 10, 2005, at Hutchinson Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1960, at Hutchinson, the son of Robert Ray and Frances Helen McKenna Best. A resident of Hutchinson since 1996, he was a graduate of Quivira Heights High School, received an associate’s degree from Barton County Community College and attended Wichita State University. He was co-owner of Best Appliance, Hutchinson. Best was a member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Consistory, Wichita, a lifetime NRA member, life member of the National Sporting Clay Association and a 24-year member of Narcotics Anonymous. Survivors include his parents, of Bushton; uncles, Harlan Best, Hutchinson, and Robert McKenna and Everett McKenna of Palco; aunts, Barbara Bunch, Kanopolis, Joan Gray, Commerce City, Colo., Carol McKenna, Russell, Lynn Bayles, Cumming, Ga., and Judy Maxfield and Patty Harman, both of Hutchinson; and numerous cousins. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Park Place Christian Church, with Pastor Kim Biery presiding. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be today and Monday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Curtis Best Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.penwellgabel.com. Funeral arrangements provided by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory 300 East 30th Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67502 620-662-1201

11 Mar 2005 The Salina Journal Grace Kriley
Grace Kriley, 76, Plainville, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Phillips County Retirement Center. She was born June 30, 1928, in Troy to Alvey and Sarah Mix.  She married William “Bill” Kriley on Jan. 10, 1946. He died May 24, 2004. She was a homemaker and was the co-owner of the Plainville Locker with her husband.
Survivors include her sons, Roger Kriley, Plainville, and Kevin Kriley, Smith Center; a daughter, Arlene Wiench, Wichita; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Thomas Cemetery, Stockton.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton.
Memorials are suggested to the Plainville Library Children's Section and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

10 Mar 2005 Kansas City Star (MO) Duetta Elizabeth LaPlante
Duetta Elizabeth LaPlante, 92, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at TMC Lakewood. Duetta was born in Damar, KS, on April 26, 1912. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, and son, Robert. She is survived by her son, Dennis LaPlante; four daughters, Virginia Thyfault, of Damar, KS, Charlene Brandt, of Blue Springs, MO, Donna DeVito, of Staunton, VA, Joyce Clark, of Montgomery, AL; one brother, Alfred Arpin, of Damar, KS. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 11, at Sheil Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 9 a.m., Saturday, at Nativity Catholic Church, in Independence, MO. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (Arr; Sheil Colonial Funeral Home (816) 353-6555).

10 Mar 2005 Greeley Tribune, Greeley Colorado Berneta A. McLaughlin
Berneta A. McLaughlin, 89, of Julesburg, formerly of Greeley, died Tuesday, March 8, at Sedgwick County Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 7, 1915, Phillips County, Kan., to Harry Burton and Carrie (Cowdrey) Barnes.  On May 21, 1932, she married Lester McLaughlin in Stockton, Kan. He died Oct. 2, 1974.  Mrs. McLaughlin was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed gardening, canning  and crocheting. She was a member of the Julesburg Christian Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Moyne M. Johnson of Julesburg; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Marlyn McLaughlin; two sisters, Beryl and Eula; and a brother, Harold Barnes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. at Julesburg Christian. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Instead of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Sedgwick County Nursing Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.adamsonchapels.com.
Article submitted by
Bob and Elaine McDowell

10 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Earlyne Opal Buss Ives
Earlyne Opal (Buss) Ives, 68, Hays, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  She was born May 20, 1936, in Stockton, Kansas, to Earl Raymond Buss and Opal (McComb) Buss. Earlyne graduated from Stockton High School in 1953. She married Dean Ives on June 20, 1954, in Stockton. She attended North Oak Community Church in Hays.  After Earlyne and Dean married, she worked at the treasurer's and county clerk's office in Stockton. Their daughter, Rhonda, was born in 1955. They moved to Hays in 1957 when Dean started work with Halliburton Services. Brad, their first son, was born soon after the move. Dean was transferred to Russell by Halliburton in 1962. The family lived in Russell until 1973. In 1965, Earlyne started work at the Kansas Power & Light office in Russell. She worked until 1969 when she had her second son, Darrin.  In 1973 the family moved for a short time to Liberal and then on to El Dorado when Dean was transferred by Halliburton Services. Earlyne worked as a secretary at two different schools in the area for many years while they lived in El Dorado. She learned to golf and was very active with her children's activities. They moved to Hays in 1985.
Survivors include her husband, Dean, of the home; two sons, Darrin Ives and wife, Vicki, Prairie Village, Brad Ives and wife, Patty, Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Rhonda Lee and husband, Ed, Hays; two sisters, Twila Carpenter and husband, Byron, Stockton, and Darlene Farr and husband, Charles, Hays; one brother-in-law DeVane Cunningham, Stockton; 11 grandchildren, Robert Lee, Kristin Schulte and husband, Nathan, Cheryl Hammel and husband, Patrick, Justin Garrett, Sarah Ives, Blake Ives, Michael Lee, Diane Lee, Sean Lee, Hannah Ives and Hayley Ives; and one great-grandchild, Logan Schulte.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Doris Cunningham.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Christian Church in Stockton; burial in Stockton City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Mortuary in Stockton. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

9 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Gail Arven Mosher
Gail Arven Mosher, 76, Plainville, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Rooks County Health Center.  He was born June 15, 1928, in Lucas to R. A. and Thelma (Simmons) Mosher. He graduated from Plainville Rural High School in 1946. He attended Kansas City School of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1949. He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He married Ruby Hageman on Oct. 19, 1947. He owned and operated a funeral home and vault business.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Nancy Clopton, Lubbock, Texas, and Michelle Haas, Plainville; a brother, Don Mosher, Washington D. C.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, David.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Plainville; burial in Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Plainville Funeral Home, and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund in care of the funeral home.

8 Mar 2005 Great Bend Tribune (Ks.) Eva May Weller Strecker
OSBORNE — Eva May Weller Strecker was born Sept. 2, 1912, at Palco, the daughter of Webster and Iza Noah Weller. Her death occurred March 5 at the Parkview Care Center in Osborne at the age of 92 years, 6 months, and 3 days. On April 24, 1936, she was united in marriage to Ernest Frederick Strecker at Russell. Ernest and Eva shared over 67 years of married life together. She grew up primarily in Kansas, living a short time in Colorado. She graduated from Paradise Rural High School in 1931. After her graduation she attended Emporia and Fort Hays College, getting her teaching certificate. She taught for a short time at a country school north of Paradise, and later at Fairport and Waldo. She lived most of her married life on the family farm south of Paradise, later moving to Russell and then to care facilities in Hesston and Osborne, residing in Parkview Care Center in Osborne since April of 2003. She was a member of the Paradise United Methodist Church and worked as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, United Methodist Women officer and served on numerous committees. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Russell County Teachers Association. Eva was actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren, attending their activities and sporting events. She loved gardening, handwork, baking and traveling. Eva is survived by two daughters, Mary Anderson of Osborne and Wanda Kay Augustine and her husband, Harold, of Great Bend; two sons, Albert Strecker and his wife Janice of Hutchinson and Glen Strecker and his wife Rhonda of Olathe; one brother, Dale Weller and his wife, Vi, of Great Bend; one half-brother, Randall Weller and his wife, Phyllis, of Hill City; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bob Weller and Ralph Weller; and her husband Ernest Strecker. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, March 8 at the Paradise United Methodist Church in Paradise with Pastor Chris Holtorf officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Paradise. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paradise United Methodist Church or United Methodist Youthville in Newton, and may be sent in care of Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 610 North Maple St., Russell, KS 67665. Funeral arrangements provided by Pohlman-Heise Mortuary* 610 N. Maple St. Russell, KS 67665 785-483-2212

7 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Eva May Strecker
Eva May Strecker, 92, Osborne, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Parkview Care Center.  She was born Sept. 2, 1912, in Palco to Webster and Iza (Noah) Weller. She graduated from Paradise Rural High school in 1931.  She married Ernest Frederick Strecker on April 24, 1936, in Russell. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Albert Strecker, Hutchinson, and Glen Strecker, Olathe; two daughters, Mary Anderson, Osborne, and Wanda Kay Augustine, Great Bend; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paradise United Church; burial in Mount Herman Cemetery, Paradise.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell.
Memorials are suggested to Paradise United Methodist Church or United Methodist Youthville, Newton, in care of the mortuary.

6 Mar 2005 Wichita Eagle Lucille Emma Morel
OLATHE - Morel, Lucille Emma, 85, formerly of Palco, died March 4, 2005. Service 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar, KS. Survivors: sons, Randy (Marilyn), Larry; brother, John Desmarteau; sister, Arlene Newell; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Scott & Rachel Morel. Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel.

6 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Lucille Emma Morel
Lucille Emma Morel, 85, Olathe, formerly of Palco, died Friday, March 5, 2005, at the Villa St. Francis Care Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1919, in Damar to Leo and Mary (Brin) Desmarteau. She graduated from Damar High School and was a homemaker. She married Lawrence A. Morel on Dec. 30, 1940, in Damar. He died Aug. 11, 1987.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Morel, Lenexa, and Larry Morel, Shawnee; a brother, John Desmarteau, Hays; a sister, Arlene Newell, Wichita; and three (article cut off at this point.)

4 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Aleene May Watson
Aleene May Watson, 85, Stockton, formerly of Woodston, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at the Solomon Valley Manor.  She was born April 16, 1919, south of Woodston to Carl and Grace (Nowland) Gager.  She married Edgar Watson on Jan. 31, 1946, in Osborne. He died Aug. 17, 1980. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Darryl Watson, Goose Creek, S. C.; a brother, Gerald Gager, Damar; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Eugene, and a daughter, Molly Maddox.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Woodston Cemetery, southwest of Woodston.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to House Calls of Hays Medical Center Home Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

6 Mar 2005 Wichita Eagle Lucille Birrer Scott
STOCKTON - Scott, Lucille (Birrer), 84, of St. Charles, MO, died March 2, 2005. Visitation 9-11 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore- Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton, KS. Survivors: sons, Jim, Bill, Gary, Steve; sister, Irene Gertson; brother, Ivan Birrer; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

4 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News D. Lee Dunlap
D. Lee Dunlap, 67, Stockton, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Woodston to Gerauld and Zelma (Hoar) Dunlap. He graduated from Woodston High School in 1955.  He married Kay Mason on May 17, 1958, in Alton. He owned a carpentry business in Stockton.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Dunlap, Woodston, and Rick Dunlap, Natoma; a daughter, Dena States, Stockton; a sister Gloria Pauley, LaPalma, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Ash Rock Cemetery, north of Woodston.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Stockton Recreation Commission in care of the funeral home.

2 Mar 2005 Lindsay Gazette Marie Mai
Graveside services were held on Jan. 23 at the Three Rivers Cemetery for Marie Mai, 82, of Three Rivers. She died on Jan. 20.  She was born on Aug. 24, 1921 in Wideman, Ark. She grew up in Cheveland, Okla. with her brother, John Sommers, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Russell Kansas High School in 1939 as was married to Vernon Galyardt in Sept. 1940. Vernon was shot down over Kiyushu, Japan in May 1945. Their daughter, Terri was born Jan. 1, 1945. She married Lawrence Mai on Aug. 26, 1946. They lived in Plainville, Kansas until 1982 when they moved to Three Rivers to be close to Terri her husband, Ted and their daughters, Marisa and Kara.
She loved her family, entertaining her friends, gardening, playing bridge, golfing and traveling. She was a devout Christian who loved and served her Lord. She was a devoted teacher of children in Sunday school. She was loved by everyone who knew her for her beauty, her love for her family and friends and her general love of life.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; daughter, Terri and husband, Ted; two granddaughters, Kara Lynn and Marisa and husband, Michael.
Remembrances may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church for Children's Christian Education, P.O. Box 685, Three Rivers, CA 93271.
Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

1 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Leona Livingston
Leona Livingston, 96, Stockton, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Solomon Valley Manor.  She was born Jan. 12, 1909, northeast of Stockton to Joseph Delbert and Arizona (Rouse) Roskilly. She graduated from Stockton High School in 1927 and attended normal school at Fort Hays College.  She married Clarence T. Livingston on Aug. 14, 1932. She worked for a number of families as a caregiver and then went to work at Solomon Valley Manor for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Clara Lee Strutt, Stockton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feb. 6, 1965, an infant son, Charles Calvin, and a son, Alford Duane Livingston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery northwest of Stockton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Solomon Valley Manor or to the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.

1 Mar 2005 The Hays Daily News Nona Mae Ouderkirk
Nona Mae Ouderkirk, 78, Topeka, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at a Topeka hospital.  She was born May 27, 1926, near Zurich to Paul O. and Delia (Thyfault) Bouchey.  She married Milton Henry Ouderkirk on June 20, 1946, in Zurich. He died March 5, 1985.  She and her husband formerly owned and operated the Smith Implement Co. in Smith Center for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Michael P. Ouderkirk, Las Cruces, N.M, and David D. Ouderkirk, Salina; two daughters, Carolyn K. VanderGeisen, Las Cruces, and Michele P. Woods, Topeka; two sisters, Jean Basgall, Sacramento, Calif., and Karen Vires, Doyline, La.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carleen Marie Clark.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with a parish vigil at 7 pm. followed by a rosary, all at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross in care of the chapel.

28 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Virginia J. Standage
Virginia J. Standage, 88, Hays, formerly of Plainville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at St. John's of Hays.  She was born April 15, 1916, in Ellsworth County to William and Flora Rolfs. She graduated from Geneseo High School.  She married John E. Standage on Jan. 4, 1935. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Ferrill Standage, Hays; a brother, Glenn Rolfs, Geneseo; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, 1974, and a son, Rolf.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, Plainville; burial in the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the chapel.

28 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Genevieve H. Erickson
Genevieve H. Erickson, 94, Oberlin, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005.  She was born Aug. 27, 1910, in Plainville to Carl and Mabel (Swift) Pittman. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Phillip Erickson and Gary Erickson, both of Oberlin, and Ronald Erickson, Rexford; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elof Erickson, on Oct. 30, 1994.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Herndon Covenant Church, rural Herndon; burial in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Herndon Covenant Church.

28 Feb 2005 McCook Daily Gazette Genevieve H. Erickson
OBERLIN -- Genevieve H. Erickson, 94, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 2005) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.  She was born Aug. 27, 1910, to Carl and Mabel (Swift) Pittman in Plainville, Kan. She attended school in Plainville and graduated in 1928 from Oberlin High School. She then taught school in Rawlins, Rooks and Ellis Counties in Kansas.  On Jan. 1, 1933, she married Elof C. Erickson in Hill City, Kan. The couple lived on a farm in Rawlins County. She was a homemaker. She moved to Oberlin in 1982.  She was a member of the Herndon Covenant Church, Ladies Aid Group, Garden Club and Golden Rule.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elof on Oct. 30, 1944; brother, Kenneth Pittman; and sister, Margaret Buell.
Survivors include her sons, Phillip Erickson, Gary Erickson and wife, Mary Ann, all of Oberlin, and Ronald and wife, Marlene Erickson of Rexford; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services are Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Herndon Covenant Church with the Rev. Keith Reuther officiating. Interment will be in Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin and Wednesday 9 a.m., until service time at the church.
Memorials may be give to the Herndon Covenant Church.
Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.

24 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Norma "Jean" Bird
Norma ‘Jean' Bird, 80, Plainville, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  She was born April 24, 1924, in Chanute to Frank E. and Mary E. (Mackie) Hornbeck. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1942.  She married John E. Bird in Tallahassee, Fla., on Nov. 16, 1942. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Gerald “Jerry” Bird, Plainville; two daughters, Janet Kaba, Hoxie, and Constance VonFeldt, Victoria; two brothers, James Hornbeck, Wichita, and Edward Hornbeck, Cheney; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church, Plainville; burial in Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to First Southern Baptist Church, Plainville, or Midwest Organ Transplant in care of Plainville Funeral Home, Plainville, which is in charge of arrangements.

24 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Lela L. Teasley
Lela L. Teasley, 88, Great Bend, formerly of Plainville, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Rooks County to Theodore and Elsie (Romine) Loreg. She graduated from Codell High School and beauty school in Salina. She worked at Sharmee Beauty Shop in Plainville.
Survivors include two sisters, Grace Boyer, Plainville, and Betty Reed, Great Bend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Teasley, 1967.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.
Memorials are suggested to the First Southern Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

22 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Adella Kruse Clark
Adella Kruse Clark, 91, Russell, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at St. John's Care Center, Victoria.  She was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Rooks County to John and Amalia (Willms) Kruse. She graduated from Natoma High School in 1932.  She married Delvis R. Clark on March 3, 1941, in Osborne. He died Nov. 11, 1994. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a sister, Edna Hamm, Salina.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma; burial in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Natoma.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell, and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church of Natoma sent in care of the mortuary.

22 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Eva D. Roberts Deckman
Eva D. (Roberts) Deckman, 104, Colby, formerly of Sharon Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005.  She was born Jan. 5, 1901, in Palco. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Elaine Brin, Hays, and Delphine Tucker, Palco; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C. J. “Tex,” a son, Duane, and three infant children.
Services were Feb. 21 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Sharon Springs; burial in Sharon Springs Cemetery.
Koons Funeral Home, Sharon Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the church.

20 Feb 2005 The Hays News Emily Ann Matyasz
Emily Ann Matyasz, 86, Stockton, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Solomon Valley Manor.  She was born May 26, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Peter and Rose (Cyrulik) Szopinksy. She worked for the Restonic Mattress Factory for 28 years in Milwaukee before retiring. She had been a Stockton resident since 1994.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Hance, Stockton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Matyasz, in December 1991.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton; burial will be in the Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wis.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

20 Feb 2005 The Hays News Patricia J. Renk
Patricia J. Renk, 67, Knoxville, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005.  She was the daughter of the late David G. and Mary Agnes Milligan. She was the director of dining services for the University Club of Pittsburgh.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Renk; four sons, Robert M. Renk, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kevin P. Renk, Plainville, David F. Renk, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Brian R. Renk, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Kimberly Teierle, West Mifflin, Pa., Coleen M. Gestiehr, Mount Oliver, Pa.; a brother, David  C. Milligan, Maple Grove, Minn.; two sisters, Dolores Kurkowski, Baldwin, Pa., and Marlene Duttine, Carrick, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills, Pa., burial in the Jefferson Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Forbes Hospice, 6655 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or Bishop Leonard Catholic Grade School, 434 Ormsby Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15210.
20 Feb 2005 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Patricia Renk
Patricia Renk was a great cook and hostess. Though she sometimes worked 12- or 14-hour days as a waitress and later as director of dining services at the private and prestigious University Club of Pittsburgh, setting up parties for VIPs, she would cook for hours to feed all the mouths.  As the mother of six children, Mrs. Renk knew how to feed a crowd.  It's difficult to tell the story of a life like Patricia Renk's without somehow getting lost in an anecdote about one of her children or grandchildren, or tripping on the details of friends' lives; they are all inextricably linked. Mrs. Renk's friends and children describe a selflessness and a warmth that drew people into her orbit.  "That's what she was about," said her youngest son, Brian, of the West End. "She went out of her way to make things nice for people."  Before Mrs. Renk, 67, died of cancer on Friday, she made up a book for her husband filled with the names of every friend, relative, every birthday and anniversary. She organized her entire funeral and wake. "A boss to the end," her family joked.  Her children described a childhood of hikes to the park, picnics, Christmases with everyone gathered around the tree, singing. Everyone teased and ragged on each other.  "I guess we were poor, growing up, but everybody was in the same boat we were in," said Kevin Renk, of Plainville, Kan. "We were never hungry. We always had food on the table."  Even after a long day at work, Mrs. Renk would come home and go sledding with her teenage sons and their friends, Brian Renk said, "which was kind of cool of her."  Her life revolved around her family. Mrs. Renk kept the programs from every single play or musical her grandchildren performed in; her family found them all when searching for photos.  "You just knew you were loved," said daughter Coleen Gestiehr, of Mount Oliver.  Longtime friend Louise McConaha said Mrs. Renk was always a role model for her.  "I think she exemplified all that is good and right about motherhood,' said McConaha. "She gave all she could to raise the finest children."  In addition to Kevin, Brian and Coleen, Mrs. Renk is survived by her husband, Robert; another daughter, Kimberly Teierle, of West Mifflin; two other sons, Robert and David, both of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Dolores Kurkowski, of Baldwin, and Marlene Duttine of Carrick, a brother, David Milligan, of Maple Grove, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills.

16 Feb 2005 Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) John R. Allen
John passed away on February 12, 2005 surrounded by his family at the age of 86. John was born on August 21, 1918 in Woodston, Kansas to William Emerson Allen and Mary Linett Bridges Allen. John Married Mary Leona Richens on September 8, 1940. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. John also enjoyed his work for Crus Distributing for many years. John is survived by his daughters; Carolyn (Gary) Cavey, Linda (Bill) Hunt, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. John was preceded in death by his wife Mary, parents, five brothers and sisters, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South in Salt Lake City. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.

15 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Michael E. Breckenridge
Michael Eugene Breckenridge, 53, Hays, formerly of Stockton, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born Oct. 3, 1951, in Stockton to Loren Eugene and Neola M. (Griffin) Breckenridge. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1970 and Fort Hays State University with a degree in chemistry and mathematics.
Survivors include his father, Stockton; two sisters, Susan Lanphear, Bakersfield, Calif., and Ericka Werling, Solomon.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Michael E. Breckenridge Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669.

14 Feb 2005 The Salina Journal Salina KS Ida Vera Snavely
MANHATTAN — Ida Vera Snavely, 85, Manhattan, formerly of Woodston, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005.  Mrs. Snavely was born Ida Vera Christensen on Oct. 6, 1919, in Brookdale, Saskatchewan, Canada. She worked for the Production Credit Association in Stockton and was a partner in the Ray J. Snavely Excavating family business.
Survivors include her husband, Bud of the home.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Woodston Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Wamego City Hospital, in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton KS 67669.

13 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News  Hays KS Levi G. Thibault
Levi G. Thibault, 88, Osborne, died Saturday, Feb. 12
, 2005, at Osborne County Memorial Hospital.  He was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Damar. He was a farmer-rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Thibault, of the home; three sons, Larry Thibault, Lansing, David Thibault, Osborne, and Tim Thibault, Basehor; two daughters, Betty Beatty, Valencia, Calif., and Barbara Robinson, Irvine, Calif.; two sisters, Marjorie Chapman, Vista, Calif., and Anna Marie Azevedo, Norco, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Osborne; burial in the church cemetery.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Clark-Gashaw Chapel, Osborne. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Osborne County Memorial Hospital.

8 Feb 2005 The Benton County Daily Record (Ark.) Helen Marie Hignite
Helen Marie Hignite, 71, of Gravette, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Grove, Okla. She was born March 3, 1933, in Modoc, Kan., to Carl Franklin Shafer and Alice Evelyn Mallory Shafer.  She enjoyed volunteering at the hospital, gardening, fishing, and NASCAR and other sports. She donated to Helping Hands. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Plainville, Kan.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Hattfield; and two brothers, Glen Shafer and Jimmy Shafer.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Hignite; four sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Eugene Hignite and Molly Hignite of Pineville, Mo., Frankie Allen Hignite and Elsie Sid Hignite of Rogers, Ark., Steven Lee Hignite and Rhonda Hignite of Jacket, Mo., and Roger Dean Hignite and Amanda Lee Hignite of Bella Vista, Ark.; a daughter, Marilyn Marie Cochran of Noel, Mo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin Shafer and Norma Shafer of Garden City, Kan., and Billy Shafer and Elaine Shafer of Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Louise Hughes of Holcomb, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Gravette.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Callison-Lough Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gary Rhodes.
Burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette.

7 Feb 2005 The Hays Daily News Ruby May Debes
Ruby May Debes, 99, Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at her home.  She was born June 15, 1905, in Hays to John Alexander and Helena (Haddock) McIntosh.  She married A. F. “Shorty” Debes in 1926, in Great Bend. He died Dec. 13, 1969. She was a homemaker, a clerk at J.C. Penney's and Sher's Clothing Store, and was a former teacher at the Cedarvale School. She was a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge of which she was a Past Noble Grand.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Alanis, Hays, Betty Jo Engel and husband, Ernest, Hays, and Carol Ann Karlin and husband, Hubert, Stockton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jim, Lawrence, Frank and Fred McIntosh, and three sisters, Pearl Simonson, Agnes Payne and Clara Cook Linaman.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine; burial in the Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Hays Medical Center.

4 Feb 2004 Great Bend Tribune (Ks.) Nancy Hickman
CLARKRIDGE, Ark. — Nancy Hickman, 48, died Jan. 28. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hickman of Clarkridge; two sons, Michael Hickman of Branson, Mo., and Joshua Hickman of Clarkston, Wash.; two daughters, Annetta Mermis of St. John, Kan., and Krystal Fisher and her husband Tony of Palco, Kan.; her parents, Kenneth and Nancy Pack, of Kansas; a brother, Kenneth Pack Jr., of Willow Springs, Mo.; two sisters, Patricia Ellington and her husband William of Pomona, Mo., and Barbara Guerra and her husband Roberto of Great Bend, Kan.; and nine grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Ark. Interment will be in Thacker Cemetery.

3 Feb 2005 Wichita Eagle Arthur Frost "Art" Johnson
Johnson, Arthur Frost "Art," 90, of Ventura, CA, passed away Jan. 29, 2005 in Ventura. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Esbon, KS and grew up in Burr Oak. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina and began teaching in Lucas, KS as Band and Choral Director. He later taught in Ellis, KS until 1947. He lived in Wichita from 1953 to 1964, before moving to California. While in Wichita he was employed at Jenkins Music Co. and Kings Music Co. Art was a third generation Kansas Pioneer. His grandparents, B. P. Frost and Mary Jane Wanamaker, homesteaded in Jewell County in 1871 and his parents, Roy Mentzer Johnson and Goldie Frost Johnson were long time residents of the area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Freida N. Moorman in 1962; his wife, Mae Beck-Stevens in 2003; his sister, Mary Jane Burnett; as well as his brothers-in-law, W. A. "Al" Hargrave and Robert Murray. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Chris) Kelly of Pleasanton, CA; grandsons, Jerry I. Bjork of Aurora, CO, James A. (Donna) Bjork of Duluth, MN; great-grandchildren, June, James and Jessa Bjork of Duluth, MN; brother, Roy Stanley (Virginia Lee) Johnson of Central City, NE; sister, Ruth Murray of Junction City, KS; sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. "Tiny" Hargrave of Plainville, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Mr. Johnson's personal request, no memorial services will be held. Burial will be private. Conejo Mountain Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Camarillo, CA.

30 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Jack L. Bennett
Jack L. Bennett, 75, Stockton, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Hays Medical Center.  He was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Cedar to Cecil and Goldie (Hawley) Bennett. He graduated from Gaylord High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He married Ivalee Gray on Dec. 31, 1954, in Kensington. He worked for the Rooks County Highway Department, retiring in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Scott Bennett, Stockton; three daughters, Denise McNulty, Stockton, Deena Lamp, Phillipsburg, and Darcy Wilson, Surrey, British Columbia; a sister, Shirley Lee, Modesto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or to the Stockton Public Library in care of the funeral home.

30 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Robert Kerell Hunter
Robert Kerell Hunter,
71, Plainville, former Hill City resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in Lansing.  He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Hill City to Robert and Minnie (Sanders) Hunter. He was a lumberyard employee and laborer.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Reeves Hunter, Plainville; a stepson, Gerald Reeves, Plainville; two daughters, Ronda Beacon, Hoxie, and Tonia Warner, Plainville; a brother Byron Hunter, Ness City; four sisters, Roberta Hendrick, Connersville, Ind., Rowena Carpenter, Selden, Irene Berry, Hill City, and Kaylene Zahn, Hutchinson; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Spencer-Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City; burial in the Hill City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the First Assembly of God Church.

30 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Lorene Adele Reed
Lorene Adele McClellan Hayworth Reed, 82, Plainville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Haysville Health Center.  She was born Aug. 27, 1922, near Plainville to Dugald and Nellie (Woods) Carmichael. She graduated from Plainville High School in 1940.  She married Wayne McClellan on Jan. 24, 1942. He preceded her in death. She married Berton Hayworth; they later divorced, and she then married Alfred Reed, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Gary McClellan, Wichita; a daughter, Linda Sears, Garland, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Eugene McClellan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plainville United Methodic Church. Arrangements are being made by the Cochran Mortuary, Wichita.
Memorials are suggested to the church, P.O. box 427, Plainville, KS 67663.

27 Jan 2005 Ellsworth County Independent Reporter Dennis L. Wise
Dennis L. Wise, 51, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Rooks County Health Center, Plainville. Mr. Wise was born Aug. 24, 1953, at Hays to Donald and Maxine Gibson Wise. He moved from Plainville to Ellsworth in 1989, where he was a lieutenant in intelligence and investigation at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and a member of the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department and the Evangelical Free Church. He married Tonya Brummer Nov. 5, 1977, at Plainville. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jessica and Tiffany Wise, both of Ellsworth; a granddaughter, Grace Betts of Ellsworth; and two brothers, Ronald and Robert, both of Plainville. He was preceded in death by his father in 1963 and his mother in 2003. The funeral was Tuesday at the Evangelical Free Church, Pastor Tom Richards officiating. Burial was in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church building fund. Parsons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

26 Jan 2005 The Salina Journal  Richard E. Carmicheal
JETMORE — Richard E. Carmicheal, 79, Jetmore, formerly of Plainville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.  Mr. Carmicheal was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Plainville. He operated Carmicheal Magneto and Engine Service in Plainville.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Joan, of the home; two sons, John of Westminster, Colo., and Tom of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Robert of Plainville and Ron of Rifle, Colo.; two sisters, Joy Glick of Hays and Regna Powell of Sun City West, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Plainville, followed by a Masonic service at the church. Burial will be in Plainville Cemetery, with military honors by Reeder-Dinkel-Westhusin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8871 of Plainville.
Memorials may be made to Paradise Lodge 290, in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home, and 1 p.m. until the service Friday at the church.

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26 Jan 2005 Dodge City.com Richard E. Carmichael
JETMORE - Richard E. Carmicheal, 79, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at his home in Jetmore.  He was born Jan. 3, 1926, to Ralph and Maude (Winters) Carmicheal in Plainville. He married Eva Joan Raynor on Nov. 24, 1946, in Stockton. She survives.  He grew up in Plainville where he graduated from high school in 1944. He served in World War II in the Army Air Force, where he was trained as a tail gunner on a B-29. After his military service, he returned to Rooks County, living in Stockton and working in Plainville for his dad in the trucking business. He also worked in Casper, Wyo. where he worked as a diesel mechanic. Following his return to Kansas, he and his dad started the Carmicheal Magneto and Engine Service in Plainville. He had also worked a number of years at Dodge City Community College as a tool handler for the mechanic classes.  He was a 50 year member of the Paradise Lodge #290 and Order of the Eastern Star, the York Rite, the Scottish Rite, and Isis Shrine Temple, Salina, a life member of the Monroe-Taylor-Barnes VFW Post #8873, Stockton, the United Methodist Church and Boot Hill Model Railroad Club, Dodge City. He served as a scoutmaster in Stockton for many years. He enjoyed many hobbies, and was an avid gun collector.
Other survivors include two sons, John Carmicheal, Westminster, Colo., and Tom Carmicheal, Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Robert Carmicheal, Plainville, and Ron Carmicheal, Rifle, Colo.; two sisters, Joy Glick, Hays, and Regna Powell, Sun City West, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Norman.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Plainville, with the Rev. Barbara Patterson presiding, followed by a Masonic service also at the church. Burial will be in Plainville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Reeder-Dinkel-Westhusin VFW Post #8871, Plainville.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, and from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paradise Lodge #290 in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville, KS 67663.

25 Jan 2005 The Salina Journal Leon W. Hamilton
STOCKTON — Leon W. Hamilton, 92, Stockton, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.  Mr. Hamilton was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Leroy. He was the owner of Rooks County Record.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal, in 1996.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Leon of Stockton, C.W. II of Levant and Barry of Olathe; two daughters, Judy Helm of Goodland and Jyl Unrein of Chanute; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Stockton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to House Calls of HMC Home Health and Hospice, in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton.
There will be no visitation.

23 Jan 2005 Hays Daily News Maisie Reeder
Maisie Reeder, Westminster, Colo., formerly of Stockton, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Sunrise Assisted Living Center.
Services are pending with Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

24 Jan. 2005 the Hays Daily News Maisie Henderson Reeder
Maisie Henderson Reeder, 103, Westminster, Colo., formerly of Stockton, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her home.  She was born Nov. 22, 1901, near Moulton, Iowa, to Harvey D. and Sarah Ann (Lowry) Henderson. She attended Fort Hays Teacher's College Normal Training.  She married Melvin Reeder on Oct. 30, 1925, in Hill City. She was a homemaker and lived in Stockton until moving to Colorado in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Jack W. Reeder, Galt, Calif.; a daughter, Alys R. Veal, Northglenn, Colo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a nephew, Rex A. Stevens, whom she raised.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Street Christian Church, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery. Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Colorado Chapter Alzheimer's Association, 455 Sherman St., 500, Denver, CO 80203, or to Main Street Christian Church, Stockton.

19 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Anna Gilson
Anna Gilson, 93, Wichita, former Plainville resident, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis, Wichita.  She was born Feb. 25, 1911, on a farm north of Zurich to James and Emma Novotny.  She married Clarence Gilson on July 27, 1937, in Colby. They were owners of Gilson's Drug Store, Gilson's Sporting Goods and Ann's Gift Shop. She moved to Wichita from Plainville in 1985.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Ann Fechner, Junction City, and Rita K. Young, Wichita; a brother, Raymond Mech, Salina; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Plainville; burial in the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church or Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th N., Wichita, KS 67226.

18 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Leta Bouchey
Leta Bouchey, 82, Stockton, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at her home.  She was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Rooks County to Joe and Emma (Miller) Veverka. She graduated from Stockton High School.  She married G. Russell Bouchey on June 22, 1944, in Lawton, Okla. He died Aug. 3, 1986. She was the Stockton city clerk from 1953 to her retirement in 1994.
Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Haines, Stockton; her sister, LaDonna Schneider, Stockton; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Stockton; burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

18 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Elverta Dick
Elverta Dick, 98, Lawrence, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.  She was born Oct. 26, 1906, in Potter to C.K. and Lilly (Davis) Hawley. She attended McPherson College and Emporia State Teachers College.  She married Paul R. Dick on Aug. 21, 1929; he died in March 1997. She was a retired school teacher, teaching music in school districts in western Kansas.
Survivors include a son, James P. Dick, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Paula M. Parker, Olathe; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence; graveside services at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Plainville Cemetery.
The family will greet friends following the service. Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville, is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Lowman United Methodist Church, Topeka, or Baker University scholarship fund. Contributions can be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

aft 15 Jan 2005 Becker Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home Robert Bruce Byers, Jr.
Robert Bruce Byers, Jr. 80, Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, January 15, 2005 at his home.
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Friday, January 28, 2005 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation will be from 11:30-12:30 PM Friday, January 28, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The body has been cremated under direction of the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atchison Humane Society and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Byers was born March 29, 1924 in Denova, Colorado the son of Robert Bruce and Verda Esther (Bair) Byers. He attended grade school in Plainville, KS and Natoma, KS. He attended high school in Downs, KS. In 1941 he attended Sheet Metal School and the National Youth Association in Wichita, KS. He was drafted in 1943, serving in the United States Army from 1943-1946 and served in the United States Air Force from 1946-1964, serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. Robert retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the service Robert worked at Defense Industrial Storage Facilities, south of Atchison for 19 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #6, VFW Post #1175 and the Air Force Sergeant Association Chapter #804.
Survivors include at niece Pam Ellis and her husband David of Springfield, MO; nephew Ray Bomberger, Jr and his wife Karla of Osage City, KS; Great niece Christina Anderson; Great nephew Christopher Hargrove and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces great nephew, and great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Marvin L. Byers, Charles T. Byers, Ralph K. Byers and George Byers Bair. Sisters Birdie Mae Paget and Ramona B. Viles.

14 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Velda Lucille Morin
Velda Lucille Morin
, 90, Plainville, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the Rooks County Nursing Home.  She was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Natoma to George T. and Anna (Webb) Smith.  She married Thyril McClay on Sept. 28, 1929. He died Aug. 30, 1964. She married Alvin L. Morin Feb. 5, 1966, in Plainville. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Max McClay, Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Nanette Morel, Plainville, and Maurine Francke, Flint, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Naomi Hartnett.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. A Ladies Guild rosary will be at 3 p.m. Sunday with a parish vigil at 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Rooks County Nursing Home and can be sent in care of the chapel.



11 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News  Jack Duane Baxter
Jack Duane Baxter, 78, Stockton, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the Rooks County Health Center, Plainville.
He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Speed to Calvin Edwin “Edd” and Fern Nettie (Gartrell) Baxter. He married Ileta McCune on Oct. 7, 1945, in Phillipsburg. He worked for Lane Wells & Schult Mobile Home Factory.
Survivors include his wife, Phillipsburg three sons, Larry Baxter, Onaga, Garry Baxter, Cedar, and Baxter, Smith Center a daughter, Karol Rice, Honolulu, Hawaii nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Main Street Christian Church, Stockton burial in the Stockton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Jack Baxter Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

11 Jan 2005 The Manhattan Mercury Vi Boomer
Vi Boomer, 86, of Portis, died Sunday, Jan. 9, in Leawood .She was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Natoma, one of nine children to Gus and Minnie Pfortmiller.   She married Warren H. Boomer on Aug. 3, 1941. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1988.  They lived their entire lives in the Portis community, with the exception of the years Warren served in the U.S. Army. They had six children who survive: Gary and wife Mary of Manhattan; Gene and wife Marsha of Visalia, Calif., Rick and wife Patty of Manhattan, Kathy and husband Reg Lyerla of Prairie Village, Russ and wife Cathy of Leawood, Kent and wife Robin of Aledo, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by Lawrence Pfortmiller of Plainville, Marcella Frank of Salina, and Paul Pfortmiller of Wichita.
The family provided the following obituary information:
Mrs. Boomer was an inspiration to family and friends throughout her life, but especially in the past decade as she fought the battle with ovarian cancer while living on the farm and remaining active in the community and at Faith Lutheran Church.   She was a selfless volunteer for a number of organizations. Her family, friends and faith were of utmost importance. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. She attended their school events and was actively involved with frequent trips to Manhattan, Kansas City and Texas.  She especially enjoyed a trip to Prince Edward Island to meet and trace the heritage of the Boomer family. She had a positive influence on the lives of countless others.
A family visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary in Osborne. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church in Osborne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Services, Inc., or The American Cancer Society, and sent in care of Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. 1st St., Osborne 67473.

8 Jan 2005 Concordia Blade-Empire Sister Dismas Cartwright
Sister Dismas Cartwright, 75, died Jan. 6, 2005, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia.
She was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Gladstone, Mich., to Merrick and Catherine Abba Cartwright, and baptized Florene Dolores She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, on June 4, 1949. On March 19, 1950, she received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Dismas She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on March 19, 1954.
Sister Dismas received her BA in psychology from Marymount College, Salina, and she taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Seguin, Herndon, St. Peter, Schoenchen, Plainville, Gorham, Damar and Aurora, Kan. In 1973, she semi-retired to St. Mary’s Convent in Grand Island, Neb., where she did visitation and care of the elderly and homebound. Because of health problems, in 2001, she retired to the Motherhouse in Concordia.
Sister Dismas was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings. She is survived by her twin brother, Lawrence, in Herndon, Fla., and three sisters, Betty Cartwright Melinda of Arlington Heights, Ill., Cecilia Cartwright Minor and Beverly Cartwright Santeler, both of Harvard, Ill.
A Bible Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Jackie Kircher as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with the Rev. Curtis VanDel, SJ presiding. Burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery.
Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, 325 W. 6th St., Concordia, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters, P.O. Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901.

7 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Anna Jo Hill
Anna Jo Hill, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center, Minneapolis.
She was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Burrton to Ernest Archie and Emily Ann (Stone) Durflinger. She attended Emporia State University and taught in country schools for several years.   She married Kenneth S. Hill on Aug. 3, 1930, in Hutchinson. He died in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Bird, Stockton, and Connie Kriss, Colorado Springs, Colo. eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Following graveside private family services at Burrton Cemetery memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Burrton.
Memorials are suggested to the Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center or the Ottowa County Hospice in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

7 Jan. 2005 The Hays Daily News Catherine M. Comeau
Catherine M. Comeau Plainville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. A ladies guild rosary will be Sunday followed by a vigil service and Daughters of Isabella rosary at the church.
A complete obituary is pending with Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

10 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Catherine Mary Comeau
Catherine Mary Comeau, 82, Plainville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at her home.
She was born April 7, 1922, in Olpe to Emanuel and Anna (Burnheide) Klumpe She attended St. Joseph Catholic School, graduating in 1940.   She married Ralphael Alphonse Comeau on Oct. 14, 1942, in Loraine, Ohio.   She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Parish, Plainville, a charter member of the daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Olives Circle No. 873, Sacred Heart Ladies Guild and the Plainville Rural Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include five sons, Ronald R. Comeau, Aurora, Ontario, Perry J. Comeau and wife Cynthia, Oelwein, Iowa, Roger L. Comeau and wife Plainville, David L. Comeau Denver, Charles G. Comeau and wife Shirley, Plainville and a daughter, Catherine A. Comeau Schaukowitch, Olathe 11 grandchildren, Eric Comeau, Chad Comeau, Ryan Comeau, Matthew Comeau, Brad Comeau, April Comeau Brack, Comeau, Mark Schaukowitch, Comeau, Alex Comeau, Colin Comeau a brother, Klumpe, Madison two sisters, Arlene Williams, Leawood, and Bertha Kutz, Hayes Center, Neb. eight great-grandchildren, Grace, Sophie, Stewart, Will, Gretchen Katherine, Ava Aroon and Catherine
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on March 12, 1983, twin sons and Leroy a grandson, Andrew Comeau, her brother, Herman Klumpe, and a sister, Leona Rossillion.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, with Father Ronald Comeau, Father Joseph Popelka, Bishop Pazak, John Lager and Father John Maxwell officiating burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. A Ladies Guild Rosary will be at 5 p.m. today with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary, all at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church sent in care of the funeral chapel.

1 Jan 2005 The Hays Daily News Shannon L. Rush
Shannon L. Rush, 32, Marion, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at his home.
He was born Nov. 13, 1972, in Plainville to Terry and Olive Rush. He married Darla McFadden on April 22, 2000, in Hays. He was most recently a stocker at Wal-Mart in McPherson.
Survivors include his wife, a son, Matthew Rush, Hays three daughters, Christina Rush, Hays, and Alexis Rush and Olivia Rush, Marion two brothers, Christopher Rush, Kansas City, Kan., and Terry Powers, Savannah, Ga. a sister, Rush, Overland Park and grandparents, Leslie and Elizabeth Rush WaKeeney, and Olive Griffith, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion, and a second service will be at noon Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney burial in the WaKeeney City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today with the family present to greet friends at the funeral home in Marion and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church in WaKeeney.
Memorials are suggested to the Rush Children Trust Fund in care of the funeral home in Marion.

1 Jan 2005  Concordia Blade-Empire, Concordia, KS Edward " Ed" Yoxall
Edward “Ed” Yoxall 79, Concordia, died Dec. 21, 2004, at Salina Regional Health Center.
He was born June 26, 1925, at Hays to Everett and Ollie Ellen Wasson Yoxall. He attended and graduated from schools in Woodston, Kan. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Elaine Ives Dec. 28, 1946, in Phillipsburg, Kan. He was the owner and operator of the Edward Yoxall Life & Health Insurance Sales Co. until he retired in 1990. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Concordia, Kan., a member of VFW Post #588 and American Legion Post #76 in Concordia.
Survivors include his wife, Yoxall of Concordia two sons, Yoxall of Concordia and Dennis Yoxall and wife of Canyon County, Calif. two brothers, Joe Yoxall and wife Marvel of Phillipsburg and Donald Yoxall and wife of Glendale, Ariz. one sister, Marjorie Conn of Stockton five grandchildren, Nicole Green and husband Michael of Derby, Kristin Yoxall and Leslie Yoxall, both of Wichita, Rachelle Yoxall and Chris Ngo of Hays and Nick Yoxall of Concordia four great-grandchildren, Jessica Paul and Jordon Paul both of Wichita, Ashton Ngo of Hays and Allie Green of Derby.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel in Concordia with the Rev. Russell J. Gotschall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Post #588 and American Legion Post #76.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or donor’s choice.
Friends may sign the register book from 8 a.m-5 p.m., Tuesday, and Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 West 6th Street, Concordia, KS 66901. The body was cremated.



Brenda Reeder   Rooks County Coordinator