Obituaries Published Oct. 2, 2003
Raymond M. Balty, 91, Rock Island, Ill., formerly of Jewell County, died Sept. 27 in Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley, Ill. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Melby Mortuary, Mankato, with graveside services at 11:30 a.m., in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
Fredrick Edward Comer, 67, the son of Fredrick Eugene and Lena Mae (Young) Comer, was born Sept. 15, 1936, at Anderson, Ind. He died Sept. 23, at his home in Superior.
One of four children, he graduated from Yorktown High School, Yorktown, Ind., on May 9, 1955.
He married Arlene Ruth Deterding on Sept. 1, 1957, at Deshler. This union was blessed with a daughter, Terri.
He served in the United States Air Force as a small arms instructor, and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
After the Air Force he managed the Texas International Gun Club at San Antonio. In Oklahoma City he managed a gun club that held live pigeon and trap/skeet shoots. In Superior he worked at Red Ehlers Service Station. He moved to North Platte in 1975 and began counseling with Alcoholics Anonymous and to control his alcohol addiction. He then became an AA counselor in North Platte, and later moved to Oxnard, Calif., and continued in AA counseling with the Pasadena Police Department. He returned to Superior in 1998 where he resided until his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Bill.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Carl Suchsland (Terri), Superior; two granddaughters, Mrs. Tim Shaw (Elizabeth), Omaha; and Dawn Suchsland, Kearney; two sisters, Mrs. Dick Delong (Beverly), Indiana; and Mrs. Ron Carr, (Dowana), Coweta, Okla.
Services were held Saturday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating.
Interment with full military rites by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard was in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
Inez Crystal Flinn, 88, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at a local care facility Sept. 15, 2003.
She was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Jewell County Kansas, the youngest of eight children to William and Laura (Rogers) Ritter. She grew up and graduated from high school in Esbon, Kan.
She attended teacher's college at Fort Hays State College in Hays, Kan., then taught in a one-room school in Kansas.
She married Bill Kniesteadt on May 26, 1936, in Mankato, Kan., and they moved to The Dalles in 1947. She worked with her husband at the Liberty Club until they started Bill's Coney Island Diner on the West End of town.
She was a substitute teacher for schools in Wasco County for many years and was a police matron for five years in the late 1960s. She later worked as a full time reading teacher for Mosier Schools. After her retirement she worked part-time at the Wasco County - The Dalles Library until age 85.
She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion, Eagles and Moose Lodge and was past president of the Emblem Club. She enjoyed her family, bingo and playing cards.
Inez is survived by her son, Jake Kniesteadt and his wife, Pam, Gervais; her daughters, Martha Kniesteadt and her husband, Ernie Kingsbury, Bend; and Elaine Kniesteadt, Castle Rock, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jenny, Katie, Lisa, Joe, Dana and Jeff; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Gabriella and close friend, Arlene Wilkinson, The Dalles.
A celebration of life with Moose rites was held at The Dalles Moose Lodge Sept. 27.
Private interment was at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery with Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the Wasco County - The Dalles Library, 722 Court St., The Dalles, Ore. 97058.
Daryl L. Haegert, 68, Garnett, died Sept. 17 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Esbon, to A.O. Haegert and Ethel Noreen Sloan Haegert. He grew up in Lebanon, graduating from Lebanon High school in 1952.
He received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 1956 a master's degree in 1963. He received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1971. He was a teacher, principal and superintendent at various schools in Kansas from 1957 until he retired in 1992, at which time he moved to Garnett.
Daryl married JoAnne Rundell at Manhattan Sept. 3, 1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Dirk Haegert, Emporia, and Darin Haegert, Torrance, Calif.; daughter, Jo Green, Roeland Park; brother, Daniel Haegert, Esbon; and three grandchildren.
Services were at First United Methodist Church, Garnett, with the Rev. Gale E. Mack officiating. Burial was at Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon.
Jack J. Haskins, 69, Winsted, Conn., died Sept. 25 at home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Formoso, the son of the late Mable (Greenberg) and Joel Haskins. He grew up in Kansas and attended local schools before graduating from Emporia State Teacher's College.
Local survivor is his uncle, George Greenberg, Mankato. Other survivors are his wife of 37 years, Sheila (Mooney) Haskins, a daughter, Astrid (Haskins) Robitaille and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Joel E. Haskins.
He was employed in the insurance industry, retiring from American States Insurance Company in 1996.
He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Church of Christ.
Larry Dale McCord, 61, the son of Russell Dale and Viola (Moffitt) McCord, was born Dec. 17, 1941, at Odell. He died Sunday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
He attended elementary school in Superior and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1961. He graduated from Kearney State Teacher's College with a bachelor's degree in teaching and business. He enlisted with the United States Navy on Feb. 24, 1966, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 10, 1971.
On June 18, 1972 he married Patricia Anne Eagleton in Superior. This union was blessed with two children.
Correction on McCord obit
He owned and operated Ideal Market, Superior Auction and Ideal Driving Range, all in Superior. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion St. Mihiel Post and member of the Nuckolls County fairboard, Nuckolls County Museum Board, Nuckolls County Historical Society, V.F.W., Elks Lodge, Eagles Club, Superior Country Club, Superior Ambassadors, First United Methodist Church for 20 years, American Draft Horse Association, member and past president of the Nebraska Retail Grocers Association and was presented an honorary admiralship in the Nebraska Navy by Gov. Mike Johanns.
Preceding him in death was his father, Russell, on Sept. 9, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, Superior; daughter, Mrs. Scott Peterson (Cassidy), Waterford, Mich.; son, Shannon, his mother, Viola, both of Superior; and a sister, Mrs. Wylie Jensen (Janice), Superior.
Services were held Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church in Superior, with Pastors Dorthea Fairbanks and Mark Diehl officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara L. Moralez, 54, Denver, died Sept. 16. The daughter of Herbert Ross and Carol Brindle Ross Johnson, was born near Formoso, March 17, 1949.
She graduated from Mankato High School with the Class of 1967.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Ross, and a grandnephew, Ryan.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Moralez, Denver; mother, Carol Johnson, Courtland, two sisters, Laura Ross, Denver, and Pat Nielander, Belleville; and her step-mother, Charlotte Pounds, Shawnee.
Lenora R. Reinke, 90, formerly of Gooding, Idaho, died Sept. 5, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, in Byron, to Herman and Guistine Peters. She married Martin H. Reinke, Clover, Idaho, on Jan. 17, 1937, at St. Peters in Byron. They returned to Idaho to farm at various locations in Magic Valley. They retired to Gooding, Idaho. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1994. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Gooding, Idaho.
She is survived by her three children, Mrs. Kenneth Smith (Donnetta), Twin Falls; Mrs. Robert Reinke (Ardella), Gooding and Mrs Steven Lewis ( Donna), Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Adella Gebers, Nora; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Peters, Superior; and Martha Goltermann, Hamlin, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Walter Reinke Gooding, Idaho; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Sept. 10 at the Elmwood Cemetery, in Gooding; with Pastor Byron Sunderman of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kimberly, Idaho, officiating. A memorial service followed at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Gooding.
Clarence Junior Simmons, 66, the son of Clarence E. and Helen A. (Stephens) Simmons, was born Feb. 23, 1937, at Mankato. He died Thursday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
Raised on a farm west of Burr Oak, he attended school in Burr Oak. He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 14, 1958, and was honorably discharged June 28, 1963. He married Alma Joann Vader March 18, 1977, at Smith Center.
He was a truck driver for George Brothers Trucking, Sutton.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Don Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Joann, Nelson, his children, Vickie Simmons, Fay Simmons, Tina Simmons, Ronald Simmons and Sam Simmons, all of California; Julie Weber, Nelson; Jennifer Simmons, Guide Rock; Jeff Vader, Nelson; Treva Shotts, Superior; and Randy Vader, Profit Point, Texas; brothers and sisters, Paul Simmons, Porterville, Calif.; Calvin Simmons, Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. Bruce McCullough (Margaret), Superior; Martha Smith, Hastings; Ila Rohla, Mankato; Sharon Brown, Hastings; Mrs. Terry Vincent (Carol), Las Vegas, Nev., and Betty Gonzela, St. Petersberg, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Saturday, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Leslie Warner officiating.
Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato, with full military rites by Ft. Riley Honor Guard.
Daniel Rawlins Trickey died unexpectedly Sept. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kan.
Born April 14, 1952, in Fort Riley, Kan., he was the son of Ralph Elwood Trickey and Marion Louise Lesher. He graduated from Denver West High School in 1970. On January 24, 1974 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and began a lifelong walk in the Glory of God.
He began working in the printing industry at age 13 and after graduation, he continued in that occupation.
On May 7, 1976, he married Christine Kay Hancock in Denver. To this union were born two children, Elizabeth Ann and Paul Daniel.
Daniel's career took him to Hays in 1978 where he began working for Printcraft Printers. He and Christine also established a wedding and portrait photography business in Hays.
In 1989 the Lord led Daniel and Christine to Great Bend where he continued his occupation in the printing industry. In 1991 he transitioned into ministries of benevolence which grew into the Lasting Life Ministries and the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen in 1996. In 1991 he also became a minister in the Crossroads Foursquare Community Church in Hoisington. Two years later he was appointed senior pastor of this congregation where he served until his death.
Daniel believed in reaching out to everyone to bring the message of the Lord's goodness and glory. This belief was put into action in his daily management and hands-on work at the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen At the time of his death he also served as manager of Lasting Life Ministries. In addition, he was treasurer for the Hoisington Ministerial Alliance and was an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, desktop publishing, computer graphics and was a devoted fan of the Denver Broncos.
Daniel's love for his family was only overshadowed by his love for Christ. He was a dedicated husband and father who served as a partner to Christine in all aspects of their home life and parenting. He knew he was blessed by his family and did not hide his joy in them. Daniel also developed a special relationship with Christine's parents and sisters and they thought of him as a son and brother.
Daniel was a servant and faithful friend to all and he touched hundreds of lives in his short 51 years. All were better people for having known him and by following his example. But foremost, he was a slave to the ambition of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Besides his wife of Great Bend, survivors include daughter Elizabeth and husband, Mike Schneiweis, and their children Curtis Michael and Cierra Dawn, Great Bend; a son Paul, of the home; his father Ralph, Denver; three sisters-in-law and their husbands; a niece and two nephews, many cousins and a host of loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 2001, a brother, Marcus Ralph in 1994, and an infant brother Glenn Everett.
Services were Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, Great Bend. Officiating were Pastor Loren Houltberg, Pastor Mike Strosnider and Pastor Mike Joiner. A graveside ceremony and interment were at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Jewell County.
Charter Funeral Home, Great Bend, and Melby Mortuary, Mankato are in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Lasting Life Ministries. P.O. Box 844, Great Bend, KS 67530 and the Foursquare Missions Press, 11661 Firestone Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650.
Clarence Roscoe Wilton, 98, the son of Clarence and Addie (Hayes) Wilton, was born May 18, 1905, north of Bostwick. He died Saturday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
He attended the Bostwick school. On March 14, 1931, he married Ila Belle Rogers. They made their home near Bostwick and raised four children. C. R. "Whitey" as he was known, farmed in the Bostwick area until 2001. He was a lifetime member of the Nebraska Farmer's Union. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant daughter, Shirley Ann, seven brothers, Edwin, Levi, Rex, Charles, Saul, James B., and Cyrus; and four sisters, Gail, Minnie, Jennie and Margaret; and a grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Ila, Superior; four children, Harold, Superior, Gilbert, Denver, Mrs. Dewayne Barleen (Colleen), St. Paul; and Roger, Superior; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday,, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastors Leslie Warner and David Watters officiating.
Interment was in the Bostwick Cemetery.
Robert Wright, 74, son of William Merrill Wright and Leslie (McCorkle) Wright died June 15, 2003, in Riverside, Calif.
He was cremated.
His remains were interred Sept. 29 in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Survivors include a niece, Jane Eno, Lincoln and a nephew, Neil Trabert, Jr.
Obituaries Published Nov. 27, 2003
Carolyn Fay Adams, 59, the daughter of Richard and Wilda (Smith), Gelvin, was born Jan. 29, 1944, at Mound City, Mo. She died Friday at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
Carolyn Grew up and attended school in Omaha. On May 20, 1961, she married James H. Adams, at Papillion, Neb. To this union were born four daughters. Together Carolyn and James lived in Lexington, Neb. for 31 years before moving to Superior in 1997. She was a member of the Living Faith Fellowship Church in Superior.
Carolyn was a cat lady, and could never turn a stray away. She had a love for hard work and landscaped her yard with three ponds, numerous flower and plants. During the last two years she and James delivered the Omaha World-Herald in the area.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Sandy Baker, one brother, Richard; and a sister, Donna Durand.
Survivors include her husband of Superior; daughters, Mrs. Keith Moody (Angie), Superior, Mrs. Bobby Rippey (Ronda), Jewell, and Sharla Wattier, Superior; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Christie Gelvin and Lachele Myers, Superior.
A memorial service was at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Living Faith Fellowship Church, with the Rev. Patsy Busey officiating. Interment was in the Washington Cemetery, south of Byron.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Jenny A. Barnett, 34, Hays, died last Wednesday, at the Kansas University Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1969, in Concordia, the daughter of Gene and Ann (Jeppesen) Barnett. She was a graduate of Concordia High School and attended Cloud County Community College and Fort Hays State University. She moved from Concordia to Hays in 1990. She was an employee of Central Plains Lab for 11 years and was a member and Sunday School teacher of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays.
She is survived by her parents, Gene and Ann Barnett, Concordia; one brother, Darrell Barnett, Concordia; one sister, Linda Conyac, Stockton; two nephews and two nieces.
Services were held Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays. Graveside committal services were at the Kopsa Cemetery, Cuba.
A funeral for Crystal Bennor, 85, Gillette, Wyo., was held Tuesday at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Shelter, Gillette, Wyo., with Pastor Gordon Harper of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church of Gillette officiating. Interment followed at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
She died Friday at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
Crystal Larene Bennor was born April 27, 1918 to Clarence Arlington and Alice Marie (Long) Edson in Northport, Neb. She was the youngest of five children born to this union. When Crystal was two years old, the family moved to Rogers, Ark., for a short time. In 1922, the family moved to Lincoln, Neb. While in Lincoln, Crystal started school. In 1924, the family moved to a farm in Bostwick. Crystal attended school at Bostwick through the 10th grade. Her junior and senior years of high school were accomplished at Superior High School, from which she graduated in 1935. Following high school graduation, Crystal took one year of normal school training and then taught school for one year.
On April 18, 1936, Crystal married Leland Walter (Curly) Burge at Mankato. Curly and Crystal established a home in Bostwick. Curly worked for Ideal Cement for 35 years prior to his death in 1974. While in Bostwick, a son, Donald Dee was born. In 1938, the family moved to Superior and in 1940 a daughter, Catherine Larene, was born. The Burge family was active in First Baptist Church, Superior. Crystal taught Sunday school, was the church pianist and organist, served on various boards and committees, and both Leland and Crystal were youth leaders.
Following Curly's death in 1974, Crystal moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., to be near her daughter. In 1979, She married Chris Houtwed and moved to Ruskin. Chris died following a move in 1984 to Superior. Crystal moved to Gillette, Wyo., in 1987, to again be near her daughter. In 1991, Crystal married Ellis Bennor. Crystal and Ellis were active in Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Gillette and the Senior Center. Crystal's deteriorating health kept her more and more confined the last two years. She died stay active by phone and e-mail with her church family, friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands; and four siblings. She is survived by her husband; her son, Don Burge, St. Peters, Mo.; her daughter, Mrs. Gordon Harper (Catherine), Gillette, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
JoAnne Lynne Howard, 38, Hastings, died Thursday at Mary Lanning Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Services were Monday at the brand-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial was in the Red Cloud Cemetery.
The daughter of Joseph E. and Kathleen (Goos) Howard, she was born Dec. 22, 1964, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Neb.
The family moved to Mankato when she was three months old. She attended school there through the seven the grade. In 1978 she and her mother moved back to Hastings.
She was a 1983 graduate of the Hastings Senior High School and a 1991 graduate from Central Community College, Hastings, with an associate's degree in accounting.
In recent years she worked at several local convenience stores. She also was a member of the Citizens' Police Academy Association in Hastings and the Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by her mother, Kathleen, Hastings; two sisters, Arlene, Lincoln, and Kimberly, Arkansas; one brother, Clay, Arkansas; and grandmother, Gertrude Howard, Hastings.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jake and Fern Goos.
Virginia Alice Miller, 86, the daughter of Eugene and Ella (Walker) Myrick, was born Nov. 8, 1917, at Michigan City, Ind. She died Saturday at Perkins Pavillion, Hastings.
She married William Miller on April 15, 1940, at DeSoto, Mo. She lived in DeSoto where William (Bob) was from until moving to Superior and then later Hastings where she lived until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Jennie Worley and Louise Black Bonnet; and one brother, Morgan Myrick.
She is survived by her son, Pressley Miller, Kansas City; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two brothers, George Myrick, Thousands Palms, Calif.; and William Myrick, San Diego, Calif.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, with Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks, officiating.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Elaine I. (Hansen) Roper, 70, Davey, died Nov. 6. She was born in Superior on Sept. 29, 1933. She was the daughter of E. A. and Emma (Mikkelsen) Hansen. She graduated from Hardy High School, attended Kearney State Teachers College and taught for two years at Weimer Rural School.
On 1954, she married Harold E. Roper in Hardy and moved to Ogden, Utah. They returned to Lincoln in 1955. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She worked as a PBX operator, receptionist and in the trust department at Union Bank & Trust Co.
After their retirements, she and Harold raised llamas on their acreage outside of Lincoln. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Lincoln for 47 years and served on the church council and various committees and was active in the Lydia and Esther circles.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Steve, Ann Arbor, Mich.; daughter, Mrs. Larry Bragg (Suzy), Kearney; five grandchildren; and a brother, LeRoy Hansen, Hardy.
Services were Nov. 10 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Pastor Lowell Hennigs, officiated. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.
Nita Rose Roth, 71, the daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Black) Bartcher, was born April 12, 1932, on a farm near Lebanon. She died Friday at her home in Edgar.
She attended rural schools near Lebanon and graduated from Red Cloud High School. She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot near Hastings. On April 13, 1955, she married Wayne "Buzz" Roth. They lived in Colorado Springs for 15 years until Buzz's retirement. Nita and Buzz then moved to Fairfield, in 1970 and to Edgar in 1993.
She also worked for Leveage tools and had been employed at the Nelson Good Samaritan Center in Nelson, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Oct. 19, 1996; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her son, Randy, Edgar; sisters, Bonnie Bartcher, Kansas City, Mo, and Delores Noller, Hebron; and five grandsons.
Graveside services were held this Tuesday at the Edgar Cemetery. Pastor David King officiated. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lynette Jeanne Trujillo, 54, died Nov. 20 at her home in Beloit. She had cancer.
She was born April 23, 1949, to Robert Blaine and Betty Ola Lienberger St. John at Beloit.
Lynette graduated from Fairfield High school in Fairfield, Neb. She moved to Boulder, Colo. in 1968 and became a hair stylist, working in various beauty salons and assisting area funeral homes with hair styling. In May 2002 she moved to Beloit.
She married Mike Miller. They had two children. The marriage was dissolved. Nov. 14, 2003, she married her longtime friend and caregiver, Danny Trujillo.
Before her illness her hobbies playing golf, bowling and craft projects.
Lynette is survived by her husband, Danny, of the home; parents, Robert and Betty St. John, Randall; children Blaine Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Brenden Mannell (Brenna), Des Moines, Iowa; brothers, Steve St. John, Hastings, Neb., Randy St. John, Lincoln, Neb.; Tony St. John, Salina; Shannon St. John, Beloit; a sister, Bonnie Wach, Hastings, Neb.; and a grandchild. Throughout her life she made many close friends including Mike Murphy, Lafayette, Colo.
Services were Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, with Father Henry Baxa officiating. Interment of cremains was in Randall Cemetery, Randall. McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service, Beloit, were in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Published April 1, 2004
Edith M. Adamson, 89, daughter of John and Annie (Kehrs) Adamson, was born Sept. 26, 1914 at Chester. She died March 22, at Pikes Peak Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Edith graduated from Chester High School. She then attended Colorado College, Colorado Springs, graduating in 1940. She taught school in the Colorado Springs area until her retirement in 1977.
She was a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa Sorority, and the District 11 Sorority. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth; and three sisters,, Viola, Jessie and Evelyn.
Survivors include a sister, Wilma Orr, Lincoln, Neb., two nephews and four nieces.
Graveside services were held Saturday at the Chester Cemetery. Interment followed.
Services were under the direction of the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Chester.
Elwin Boyd Lamb, 79, died March 23 at Medicalodge, Clay Center, Kan.
He was born June 2, 1924, in Jewell County, son of Rufus and Mayme (Gutscher) Lamb.
He married Celia Fox June 11, 1950. Elwin, Celia and family resided in Burr Oak before moving to Clay Center. He was a mechanic for the Kansas Department of Transportation and also farmed and did radio and television repair.
Survivors besides his wife of Clay Center are two daughters, Mrs. Gailen Tyrell (Mitzi), Wakefield, Mrs. Gary Kearn (Melodie), Clay Center; two sisters, Doris Rogers, Abilene, and Marie Marshall, Superior; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael, an infant daughter, Machelle, and a sister.
Funeral services were March 27 at the Wesleyan Church, Clay Center, with Pastor Wayne Sams and Pastor David Redman officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, was in charge of arrangements.
Frances M. Stradley, 90, daughter of Calvin C. and Lucy May (Ferguson), Dake was born Nov. 27, 1913, at Hastings. She died Saturday at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, Hebron.
Frances attended the Lowland Rural School and graduated from the Chester High School in 1931. She attended Peru Teachers College after which she taught rural school in Thayer County for three years.
On May 27,1934, she married Clinton M. Carpenter. To this union two sons were born, Lindon Clarence and Lester Wayne. They made their home in Osceola, Iowa. Mr. Carpenter died in 1943. On July 26, 1950, she married Harry Stradley. To this union one son was born, Carl Leroy. The married couple made their home in Hubbell. He died Feb. 14, 1996.
Frances attended the Hubbell United Methodist Church and was church pianist for 40 years. She also enjoyed singing old hymns, helping friends, family and neighbors, making rag rugs and quilts and mowing the yard and teaching and playing the piano.
Frances wrote the Hubbell News for the Chester, Hebron, Chester and Belleville papers for many years and also was a member of the Hubbell Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lester Carpenter in 1948, brothers, Adrian Dake in 1993 and Kenneth Dake in 1987; and her husbands, Clinton M. Carpenter and Harry Stradley, two granddaughters, one grandson, a step-daughter in-law and step son-in-law.
She is survived by two sons, Lindon Carpenter and Carl Stradley, of Hubbell; step-daughter, Mrs. Virgil Werner, Hubbell, step-son, Leo Stradley, Whittier, Calif.; one sister, Martha Agee, Wheatridge, Colo., seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Chester. Pastors Eldon and Mary Beth Nicholson will officiate.
Friends may call at the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan. from 9 a .m. until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Interment will be in Hubbell Cemetery.
Former Superior resident, Brandy Michael Wilton, 36, the son of Richard and Sharon (Moran) Wilton, was born Dec. 26, 1967, at Superior. He died Friday, March 26, at Monarch Hospice House, Lincoln, Neb., after a four year battle with cancer.
He graduated from Superior High School in 1986. Following graduation he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Acadia. He was recruit petty officer. Feb. 14, 1992, he married Tracie Mendenall in Superior. They were divorced in 2002.
Brandy was a broadcaster at KRFS, Superior; KEGS, Emporia, and KHLS, Wichita. He was employed by A-1 Fiberglass and later at Swift-Echrich in Hastings until illness forced him to quit.
He was a member of the Capitol City Christian Church, Lincoln.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Fullerton (Brooklyn) Lincoln, and Becka Whatley, Hastings; nephew and niece, Nicholas and Alaina Fullerton, Lincoln; grandparents, Chester and Eleanor Moran and Ralph and Esther Wilton, Superior.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Arthur and Stena Moran and Marie Wortman.
Services were held March 30, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastors Ken Fairbrother and Jim Stark officiating.
Pallbearers were Michael Hager, Brian Diehl, Dave Wilton, Terry Ground, Travis Renken, Ron Ahrens, Tony Akasmit and Tony Martin. Honorary Pallbearers were Elmer Striker, Pat Avey, Mike Fausch and Bill Rogers.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites.
Ervin John Windhorst, 91, the son of Henry and Verbena (Hofts) Windhorst, was born on a farm near Byron, Oct. 22, 1912. He died March 25 at Parkview Haven, Deshler. He was one of six children born to his parents.
He attended Riber School District 91 and Ruskin High School.
He married Agnes Daisy Ocobock July 19, 1935, at the United Brethern Church, Republic. This union was blessed with two children, Darlene Irene and Darrell Lee.
In younger days Ervin helped on the family farm and later worked as a broom winder at the Deshler Broom Factory. The family moved to Wichita, in 1940 where Ervin worked at Boening Aircraft for five years. In 1947 he moved his family back to Deshler, where Ervin was employed by Galmore Construction for some time. In 1955 he went to work for Richard Reinke as plant superintendent at Reinke Manufacturing, Inc. He retired from Reinke Manufacturing in April, 1981.
Ervin enjoyed playing baseball, traveling and watching sporting events on television. Ervin and Agnes enjoyed doing to dances.
He was a past member of the Lion's Club, a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, where he served on the church council and was an usher. He was admitted to Parkview Haven Nursing home July 31, 2000.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Agnes on Nov. 24, 1997; daughter, Darlene (Fintel) Heckenlively; one brother, Elmer, two sisters, Esther Lipker and Freda Anderson and one son-in-law, Harold Fintel.
He is survived by his son, Darrell Windhorst, Stromsburg; and seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon Windhorst, Hebron, and Roy Windhorst, Deshler.
Services were held Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, with the Rev. Phillip Nielsen officiating.
Interment was in the Deshler City Cemetery.
Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler, was in charge of arrangements.
Former area resident, JoAnn Elaine (Chapman) Winn, 53, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died March 21, in Paul, Idaho, as a result of an automobile accident.
Services were Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rupert, Idaho, with the Rev. David Poovey officiating. Burial was in Paul Cemetery.
Mrs. Winn was born Feb. 12, 1951, to Ralph and Dorothy Chapman, in Superior. She graduated from Clay Center High School in 1970 and later from beauty school. She then became a licensed practical nurse. On June 1, 1985, she married Jim Winn.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rupert, Idaho.
Survivors are her husband; one son, Jason, Paul, Idaho; her mother of Twin Falls; three brothers, Ron, Fairfield, Idaho; Richard, Mesquite, Nev., and Mike, Twin Falls, seven sisters, Pat Shadduck, Superior, Sunny Dick, Pasco, Wash.; Linda Fiscus, Twin Falls, Judy Karson, Medford, Ore.; Debbie Molar, Alda, Idaho; Becky Brown, Wichita, and Jean Jackson, Hastings.
She was preceded in death by her father, Two brothers and one sister.
Obituaries Published May 27, 2004
Dennis Lorren Biltoft, 60, died, May 14 in Birmingham, Ala., after a short battle with cancer.
Following graduation from Ruskin High School in `1962, he graduated from aircraft mechanical school. He then joined the Air Force, served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Helen biltoft, and a step son, Billy.
Survivors include his wife, Clara, Birmingham; daughter, Mrs. Buster James (Cynthia), Pinson, Ala.; and step daughters, Patricia Shepherd and Karen Howton, Birmingham; sister Mrs. Gary Lindstrom (Donna), brothers, Ray Biltoft, Hardy; Darrell Biltoft, Nora; three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
Services were held May 18 in Birmingham. Burial, with military honors, was at the Baptist Church Cemetery, Double Springs.
Vernis Virgil (Vernie) Davis, 77, died May 20 at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center.
He was born April 3, 1927, in Benkelman, Neb., the son of Joseph Oscar Davis and Eva Magnetta (Kenney) Davis, better known as Sam and Maggie Davis.
At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served during World War II and was stationed in Japan during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He received the Asiatic Pacific Champion Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and an Army Occupation Medal. He left the military with an honorable discharge on Oct. 17, 1946.
Vernis married Joelene Mae Hayward at Phillipsburg July 2, 1954. They resided in Lebanon most of their married life. He was employed by Abbots Dairy, Kenney Bock Construction, Bell Telephone and retired after 20 years at Mini-Max Provisions of Smith Center.
His hobbies included camping and fishing and coyote hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Hollis, Arden, Delmer and Dean and a sister, Irma Burgess.
Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Barry Hunt (Debbie), Lebanon; Pam Davis and friend, Erika Tedder, Smith Center; son, Vernie Davis, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two grandsons.
Vernis requested cremation with no public viewing or service. A private family service will be held at a later date and inurnment will be in the Home Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon. Monday Vernis was honored with the presentation of the flag to his wife, Joelene Davis, at her home. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian H. Fogo, 93, died May 21 at her home in Esbon.
She was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Esbon, the daughter of John and Mary H. (Votova) Hajny.
She graduated from Esbon High school and married Frank Fogo, Burr Oak. They moved to Tillamook, Ore., where Frank was killed in a logging accident. Lillian returned to Esbon with three small children: Doris, Rosemary and Donald. One son, Dale, is buried in Tillamook Ore.
She worked for the Esbon School District for many years. Lillian's hobbies were quilting and hand sewing.
Survivors include Mrs. Jack Rush (Doris); Rosemary Fiero, Springfield, Mo., and Don Fogo, Esbon, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass was Monday at the Sacred Heart Church, Esbon, with Father Daryl Olmstead as celebrant. Inurnment service will be held at a later date at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tillamook, Ore. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, was in charge of arrangements.
E.M. (Merle) Griffitts, 99, died May 18 at Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, Beloit.
Mr. Griffitts was born May 8, 1905, in Erie, the son of Wesley Virgil Griffitts and Anna Carolina-Willomina (Samp).
He attended school at Lovewell and graduated from Sinclair Rural High School in 1924 with 12 years of perfect attendance. He graduated from Concordia Business College and worked with his father for many years in the grocery business. He was the custodian for the Randall Schools until his retirement in 1975.
He married Fern Solomon on Nov. 23, 1937, in Concordia. He was a member of Randall Community Church, Randall.
Survivors include two daughters, E. June Kaspar, Independence, and Mona Wengler, Wichita; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Merle was preceded in death by his wife and a daughter, Joanne Monk, and his parents.
Funeral services were held at Randall Community Church, Randall, May 21 with Pastor Dan Daniels officiating. Burial was in Randall Cemetery. Blachly & Buoy Funeral Home, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements.
Patsy Lee Jennings, 68, the daughter of Donald Dwight and Freida Abilgail (Davidson), Abernathy, was born June 24, 1934, at Casper, Wyo. She died May 22 at her home in Guide Rock.
She graduated from the Glenrock, Wyo., high school with the class of 1952. She was employed for a time as a secretary with the Tri-Good & True Oil Company in Wyoming. She later managed a bar in Jefferson City, Mo.; she owned and operated a restaurant in Warsaw, Mo., and also was a union cement finisher in Phoenix, Ariz.
On May 20, 1967, she married John Allen Jennings, at Las Vegas; In 1984 they moved to Guide Rock to make their home where she was vice-president of Albernathy, Inc., raising greyhounds. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John on March 17, 1998, a son, Brian K. Jennings; and a sister, Elsie M. Cantrell.
Survivors include her daughter, Lori Fry, Wichita; sons, David Abernathy, Buckeye, Ariz.; and Danny Jennings, Louisburg, Kan.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Donald T. Abernathy, Lander, Wyo..; and James C. Abernathy, Sarasota, Fla.
Graveside services were held Saturday from the Guide Rock Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Fairbanks of the Guide Rock United Methodist Church officiating. The Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements.
Waldine (Dean) LeRoy Jones, 82, the son of Archie and Myrtle (Nichols0 Jones was born April 9, 1922, at his parents home northeast of Nora. He died May 16 at the Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
He graduated from Nora High School. He married Doris Leslie Aug. 18, 1946. This union was blessed with three sons. He married June Dewsinberry in 1975. On Feb. 19, 1984, he married Patricia Macdonald.
Dean lived and farmed his entire life near Nora. He was a member of the Nora United Methodist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Boyd Jones, and one sister, Winifred Shipherd.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Phillip (Bud) Jones and Frank Jones, all of Nora; and Craig Jones, Beatrice; step-children, Mrs. Roger Oberle (Holly) and Todd Steller, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. John Failla (Whitney), Chatham, N. J.; Mrs. Mike Nordeen (Lauren), Wheatland, Wyo.; and Mrs. Gary Lindan (Kathy), Cimarron; four grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial services were held on Friday from the Nora United Methodist Church with Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks officiating.
Inurnment was in the Nora Cemetery.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Archie Ray Neighbors, 72, the son of Archie and Myrtle (Gilbraith) Neighbors, was born March 8, 1931, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He died May 20 at the Rose Brook Care Center, Edgar.
Raised in the Oakland, Iowa, area. He worked for Pete's Grain in Council Bluffs and served in the United States Marines.
In October, 1955, he married Loraine Thomas. They moved to Fairfield in 1982 and settled in Edgar in 1983. He had been at Rose Brook Skilled Services since May 18, 2003. He and Loraine managed "Neighbors Kitchen" in Edgar for two years.
Ray wrote songs and poems, never knew a stranger and remembered each of his new friends by name. He attended the Edgar Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loraine, Edgar; daughter, Mrs. Duane McCauley (Susan), and Mrs. Clark Stertz (Debra) both of Edgar; Tiena Neighbors, Lincoln, Neb.; brother, Charles Fred Neighbors, Council Bluffs, Iowa; seven granddaughters and two grandsons.
Services were held Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Edgar. pastor David King officiated.
Arlyn Deen Ray
Arlyn Deen Ray, 48, died May 6 in Wichita.
He was born July 28, 1956, in Wichita to Marvaline J. Bannon, Haysville, and the late Robert Gibson. He graduated from Campus High School in 1973 and Butler County Community College in 1976 with an associate of arts degree in journalism.
He was a plumber, working for the family business, the Haysville School District and was a member of Haysville Plumbing Board. He was an active member in the Teacher's Union IAM Local No. 639.
At the time of his death he was attending Wichita State University, working for a master's degree in social services.
Arlyn married Stacy (Means) Leazer on June 29, 1996.
He was a member of the British Car Club, Paul McCartney Fan Club and the Star Trek Federation Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by stepchildren, Auzia and Geoff Leazer; his mother, Marvaline Ray, Haysville; brothers, Robin, Wichita; Terrill, Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Marcy Ray, Wichita.
Kenneth Arthur Simms, 85, youngest child of Clarence B. and Edith (Leeding) Simms, was born Sept. 1, 1917, at Republic. He died Wednesday, May 21, at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville. He graduated from Republic High School and attended Kansas State University for one year.
On Dec. 26, 1940, he married Josephine Hofts at Washington, Kan. To this union four children, Douglas, Roger, Bryan and Jennifer were born. He farmed the family homestead for 65 years.
He was a member of the Republic Methodist Church, served on the Republic School Board was active in the high school alumni association, and was a livestock leader for the 4-H clubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Roger in 1997; his sister, Arlene Shannon; and his brothers Earl and Gerald.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Douglas, Belleville and Bryan, Republic; his daughter, Jennifer Isaacson, Salina; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday at the United Methodist Church, Republic, with Pastor Joyce Beam officiating. Burial was in the Lake Cemetery, rural Republic.
Arrangements were by Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home.
Gene Dempsey White, 79, the son of George and Mildred (Brown) White, was born on April 19, 1930, at Axtell, Neb. He died May 14 at Beverly Healthcare Lakeview, Grand Island, Neb.
He graduated from Hastings Senior High. He married Sadie Fry and served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1954.
He owned and operated K & K Market in Hastings. Gene was a member of the Hastings American Legion and Ducks Unlimited Chapter.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and one sister, Evonne Richter.
Survivors include his children, George White, Hastings, Les White, Los Angeles, Mrs. Rich Linguna (Sharon), Mesa, Ariz; Mike Long, Hawthorne, Calif.; Patrick Long, Lincoln, Neb.; and Rob Long, Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Jack White, Clinton, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial services with military rites were held Thursday at the Good Samaritan Village Chapel, Hastings, with the Rev. Neil Vik officiating.
Inurnment was in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Neb.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Published Oct. 07, 2004
Lloyd Marihugh, 97, Lebanon, died Oct. 3 at Lebanon. Funeral services are pending. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, is in charge of arrangements.
Ivan Ray Troudt, 82, the son of George and Bernice (Crigler) Troudt, was born Nov. 29, 1921, on the home place, three miles west of Nelson. He died Sept. 28, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
He attended school in Nelson and graduated from Camas High school, Washington. He served in the United States Navy from Aug. 10, 1942 to Oct. 21, 1945. He married Fern Thayer July 20, 1943, at the Superior Methodist Parsonage. This union was blessed with three children.
He was employed by Nuckolls County doing road work, the ASCS office and was a bus driver and custodian for the Nelson Schools. He was a 50-year member of the Nelson Community United Church of Christ.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Leroy (Buster) Troudt, three sisters, infant, Helen Troudt, Vivian Wilson/Wroughton and Nellie Meyer.
Survivors include his wife, Fern, Nelson; three daughters, Mrs. Phil Sykes (Bonnie), Norfolk; Mrs. Ron Sukstork (Sandy), Cedar Bluffs; and Mrs. Jack Oberlander (Pam), Fargo, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, from the Nelson Community United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating.
Internment with full military rites was in the Nelson Cemetery.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson was in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Published Oct. 14, 2004
Kenneth Bonnie Fuller 86, one of six children born to Verne and Anna Belle (Butler) Fuller, was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Jewell County. He died Oct. 5 at Bryan LGH Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.
He grew up on a farm in Jewell County, and was a graduate of Belvidere High School. He then went to California where he built houses with his cousins. During WWII he joined the Air Force and was a flight engineer on B-29 airplanes for four years.
In 1944 he married Dorothy Rock and to this union three daughters were born, Barbara, Nancy and Janice. Dorothy died in 1980. In 1989 he married Lola Gritten. They made their home at Superior.
After returning from the war, he started farming and raising cattle which he continued until his retirement. In his retirement he enjoyed restoring pedal tractors, woodworking and antique cars.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion, and Eagles. He served on the Hardy co-op and church boards.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, (Floy), his parents, a brother, (Danny), first wife (Dorothy), and daughter, Barbara.
He is survived by wife, Lola, Superior; daughters, Nancy Johnson, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Carl Watts (Janice), Fairfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Senseney (June), Wood River; Mrs. Marvin Robinson (Carol), Henderson, Nev.; and Mrs. Hubert Simonsen (Virginia), Superior.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday from t he United Methodist Church, Superior. Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks officiated. Burial with graveside military honors by Ft. Riley honor guard in the Hardy Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Earl Wright Adamson, 83, the son of H. McKinley and Annie E. (Wright) Adamson, was born June 15, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Nelson. He died Oct. 6, at the Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
He graduated from Nelson High School in 1939. He served in the United States Navy from Oct. 26, 1942 through Dec. 3, 1945. He was proud to have served his country and about being involved in building the first dry dock in the Pacific.
He married Betty Jacobitz on Sept. 4, 1944 at Mankato. This union was blessed with two daughters.
A lifelong member of the Nelson Community United Church of Christ, he served on the church board and was a member of the Masons, VFW, American Legion Post 7197, Farmers Union Board, Nelson Cemetery Board and the Shetland Pony Breeders Association.
He lived in the communities of Nelson and Nora, and Cherokee, Iowa. He entered the Nelson Good Samaritan Center on July 26, 2004.
He loved animals and always had some somewhere he was feeding and taking care of. He was especially fond of his ponies. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and board games. He was dedicated to preserving the history of his family and ancestry as well as his heritage way of life.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Dale.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, Nelson, and two daughters, Mrs. Mike Thayer (Karen), Nora, and Mrs. Dennis Follmer (Kathy), Davenport; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Newel Wilhelms (Helen), and Halle Grummert, both of Superior; and one brother, Joe Adamson, Lincoln, Neb.
Services were held Saturday from the Nelson Community United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating.
Masonic service conducted by the Nelson Lodge.
Interment was in the Nelson Cemetery with full military rites.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson, was in charge of rearrangements.
Helen M. Gingrich, 91, the daughter of George and Nell (Bryant) Bayles was born May 11, 1913, at Fairfield. She died at her home in Overland Park.
Raised in the Fairfield area, she graduated from Fairfield High School. She married LeVerne Gingrich, June 13, 1936, at York. This union was blessed with the birth of two children. The couple moved from Fairfield to York then to Omaha. Shortly after LaVerne's death in 1986, Helen moved to Overland Park, to be nearer her children.
She had been a member of the National Grange at Elkhorn; past president of the Omaha China Painting; past matron of Eastern Star; lifetime member of PTA, Omaha; and Country Side Community Church of Omaha.
Survivors include her children, Mrs. Jack K. Lausterer Jr., (JoJanet), and Thomas V. Gingrich, both of Overland Park; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed Bussell (Verda), Edgar.
Services will be held this Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Cemetery. Pastor Lloyd Boyce will officiate. Williams Funeral Home, Edgar, is in charge of arrangements.
Daryl Dean Allington, 73, the son of Guy Mark and Freeda Ethel (Roberson) Allington, was born Aug. 21, 1931, near North Branch. He died Oct. 9, at the Good Samaritan Center, Superior.
He attended rural schools including Portland Heights near Superior and graduated from Superior High School with the class of 1949. He served in the United States Army from May 1952 until May 1954 when he was honorably discharged. He was stationed at Camp Roberts, California and then in Germany for 1 1/2 years.
On June 27, 1954 he married Joline Loop at the Union Church, Hardy. This union was blessed with two children.
He was a farmer and rancher until ill health forced him to retire. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the VFW all in Superior. He was a Portland Heights school board member, a past Commander of the American Legion and was a member of the American Legion house committee.
He traveled over the continental United States extensively. He traveled to Hawaii, Canada and while in Germany visited Switzerland and Italy.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister born at rest; a step-mother, Carrie (Danielson) Allington; and step-brother, Marvin Danielson.
Survivors include his wife, Joline, Superior; sons Joel, Hastings and Tony Valparaiso; five grandchildren; and a step-sister, Mrs. Chester Chopp (Norma), Narka.
Services were held Oct. 12, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, with Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks officiating.
Interment with military rites was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Rose Herbek, 92, Nelson, died Monday at Nelson.
Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Rosary will be at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nelson.
Father Philip Luther will officiate. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday at the Klawatter-Price Funeral Home, Nelson.
Lloyd William Marihugh, 97, died Oct 3 at Lebanon.
He was born June 1, 1907, to Elmer and Cora (McCleeary) Marihugh at the family home in Odessa Township, Jewell County.
Lloyd attended Dentonia Grade School and Mankato High School. He attended Kansas State College in Manhattan.
Lloyd married Margie Enola Ormsbee Dec. 8, 1929.
Lloyd was a farmer, raising wheat and Hereford Cattle. He retired early from farming. He and his wife traveled extensively, visiting every state except Hawaii and Alaska. They toured Canada and Mexico and since 1952, spent winters in California, Texas and Florida, with most of the time in Pharr, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings and his wife on Nov. 11, 1996.
Lloyd is survived by his son, Robert Allan, Lebanon; two grandsons, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.
Private services will be at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Odessa Cemetery, rural Jewell County. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, is in charge of arrangements.
Donald R. Frye, 56, Salina, died Oct. 2 in Salina.
He was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Mankato, the son of the late Francis W. Frye and Melba (McKenney) Frye.
Mr. Frye was a mechanic for Philips Lighting, Salina, at the time of his death.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina.
Survivors include his wife, Marge, of the home; a daughter, Jennifer Frye, Wichita; a sister, Myra Bolt, Clearwater, Fla.; his step-mother Lorraine Frye, Winfield; a step-sister, Mary Nichols, Winfield; and a step-brother, Mike Dillon, Manhattan.
Ryan Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of the funeral arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Services are today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. for Marjorie L. Johnson, 86, Burr Oak, who died Sunday at Salina Regional Health Center.
Services are at the Christian Church, Burr Oak, with Pastor Thadd Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery.
Harli Weber, 3 months and 23 days, died Monday at the Thayer County Memorial Hospital, Hebron. The daughter of Charles and Natasha (Piel) Weber, she was born June 18 at Bellevilile.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Pastor David Sellers will officiate. Visitation is Thursday until 9 p.m. and Friday until service time.
Survivors included her parents; sisters Morgan Weber, Belleville, and Sasha and Gabrielle Kyle, Red Cloud; grandparents, Ray and Marlene Mathews; Angela Piel, Pete and Arleen Weber; great-grandparents, Gene and Margaret Piel, Lula and Charlie Mathews and Ara Weber.
Obituaries Published Nov. 4, 2004
Elwood James Clark, Jewell, died Oct. 26 at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit. He was the only son of five children of Mont and Altha (Betts) Clark.
Elwood attended Spring Creek country school and graduated from Jewell Rural High School in 1940. On May 28, 1944, he married Inez Flinn.
He took over his parents farm near Jewell at an early age and farmed until 1957 when he began working for the Jewell Elevator where he worked until he retired in 1981.
He was a member of Jewell Christian Church and Jewell Saddle Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Theil and Dorothy Clark.
Survivors, besides his wife, include four children, Joy Salsman, Richard Clark, James Clark and Wayne Clark; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bera Heinlen and Rosina Anderson.
The funeral was Friday at Jewell Christian Church.
Chester LeRoy Senti, 88, Downs, last surviving son of Peter Senti and Jennie (Huitig) Senti, died Oct. 20.
Chester was born Nov. 21, 1915, and lived his entire life in the Dispatch area. He went into the service in March 1942 and served with the 357th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Division. He served on Normandy Beach and was awarded three combat medals, the Bronze Star, American Theatre Service medal, European African, Middle Eastern Service medal with five Bronze Stars.
Returning to his home on Big Oak Creek west of Dispatch, Chester took up his life's work, farming. He married Gladys Hillman on June 3, 1955. He retired from farming in 1990 but continued to live in the country until 1994 when he and his wife moved to Downs.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Dentonia, and later Downs Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and four brothers, Harold, Owen, Donald and Fred Senti.
Services were Oct. 23 at Downs Christian Church with the Rev. David Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cawker City. Domoney Funeral Home, Downs, was in charge of arrangements.
Marion "Mae" Eggers
Marion Anna Johanna Eggers, 89, the daughter of Cord and Caroline (Hansjuergen) Asche, was born Feb. 20, 1915, near Deshler. She had six brothers and sisters. She died Oct. 24, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home, Deshler.
Raised on the family farm, she completed eighth grade at a country school. Like most daughters of her age and generation, her formal schooling ended there as she was needed to help in the house and with her brothers and sisters.
She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church west of Deshler.
On Jan. 25, 1937 she married E. A. "Boob" Eggers. He was in the trucking business and managed the Ruskin Elevator for $50. a month. They didn't have enough money to get married until "Boob" was able to sell a load of his own hogs for $236. They drove his big truck to Fairbury, on a Monday morning looking for a preacher. The preacher told them they needed a license from the courthouse. Then the preacher found a witness and they gave the preacher $3 for marrying them. They bought the furniture they needed at the Fairbury Montgomery Ward store. They had $11 left over and went to the jewelers and bought two wedding bands. Then they headed to Ruskin where "Boob' had rented a house for a month. They were blessed with two sons, Bob and Roger. They moved to their home west of Ruskin before Roger was born and stayed there the rest of their married life.
Mae enjoyed following her sons many sports activities. She had a big garden and canned a lot of produce. She raised chickens and sold eggs and also butchered chickens. For 20 years she did her wash in the "wash house." They eventually started raising race horses. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1987, with friends and family at Bethany Lutheran Church, which had been their church home all of their married life. "Boob" died May 11, 1996, After being in poor health for a few years. Mae's mind declined steadily after that and she moved to Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler Oct. 5, 1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her siblings; a grandson, Kord Eggers. She is survived by her two sons, Bob, Westminster, Colo.; and Roger, Lemoyne, Neb.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held last Wednesday at the Bethany Lutheran Church, with Pastor Evelyn Phillips officiating.
Interment was in the Deshler City Cemetery.
Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler, was in charge of arrangements.
Robert "Jack" Montgomery
Robert E. "Jack" Montgomery, 98, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Ely) Montgomery was born June 13, 1906 Nelson. He died Thursday at the Nelson Good samaritan Center.
He grew up in Oak and Nelson and graduated from Nelson High School. Jack married Lois Williams on June 25, 1938 at Nelson. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wyoming where Jack found employment for a short time with the railroad. Jack and Lois returned to the Oak area in the 1940s where Jack took over the family farm and remained there until failing health took him to the nursing home.
He bad been an active member of the Nelson Masonic Lodge, having received his 75-year membership pin; he was also a long time member of the Nelson Eastern Star.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on March 26, 1986; brothers, Fritz and Dick Montgomery and a sister Grace Williams.
He is survived by nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.
Services were Monday at the Edgar Cemetery. Pastor Steve Matthews officiated. Williams Funeral Home, Edgar, was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Lyle Williams, 81, died Oct. 27. He was born May 2, 1923, at Superior to Sylvia (Payne) and Raymond Williams. He grew up in Superior and graduated from Superior High School in 1941.
He married Frances Elaine Kenley of Davenport, on Oct. 4, 1941, at Belleville. To this union five children were born, Judith Ann, Kathryn Kay, Paula Jean, Christine Elaine and John Mark.
As a young man, he worked at G. R. Dodd's Ice Cream and Ice Plant and the cement plant and the Hastings Naval Ammunition depot and with the railroad. His love for baseball, gardening and dancing has been passed down to his children and grandchildren.
He entered the navy on April 10, 1944, and did his basic training at Farragut, Idaho. He was stationed at San Pedro, Calif., and Great Lakes, Ill. He served on the SS Veren Dwyre, the SS Swarthmore and the SS Arcadia Victory participating in the American and European theaters, the American Victory and Pacific. He received an honorable discharge as a Seaman First Class in January, 1946.
Upon returning to the states Lyle's career with the power industry began. During his 34 years with Consumers Public Power and Nebraska Public Power District he worked as a lineman, local manager and heat and cooling specialist in the towns of Superior, Humphery, Newman Grove and Norfolk respectively.
Memberships included American Legion, VFW, Fireman and other civic groups. He was a member of the Westridge United Methodist Church, Norfolk.
Survivors include his children Mrs. Robert Ranes (Judy), Lin,coln, Neb. Mrs. Dean Hallgren, (Paula) Lakeville, Minn. Mrs. Brad Osmond, (Chris), and John, Columbus; a sister Mrs. Fritz Wehrman (Betty Lou), Nelson, and brother-in-law, Bill Kenley, Edgar; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years and a daughter, Kathy, who died March 5, 1959 at the age of 14; two grandsons, a brother, Jack and a sister, Eleanor Craig.
Services were held at Johnso-Stonacek Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, Oct. 30, with the Rev. Carol Jean Stapelton, Osmond, officiating. The Rev. Mark Diehl, Superior, officiated at the graveside services held at Evergreen Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 35 55 and American Legion St. Mihiel Post 103 of Superior.
Chris P. Nelsen, 91, Superior, died Sunday at Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior. Pastor Jack Roe will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Katherine Sarah Olsen, 87, daughter of Oscar Kendall and Lissie Mann Kendall was born July 30, 1917, at Brewster, Kan. She died Saturday at the Mitchell County Long Term Care, Beloit.
She received her education in the Concordia Public Schools. She married Omar D. Olsen Aug. 5, 1937. To this union four children were born, Carol, Larry, Hans, Sonja.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Mary Katherine and Alice.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bob Brandt (Carol) and Mrs. Gary Keeling (Sonja), both of Superior; two sons, Larry and Hans, both of Scandia; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cecil Fesseden, Monticello, Minn.; Maudie Smith, Clyde; Dorothy Reeder, Oklahoma, Stella Wait, Salina; two brothers, Ted Kendall, Oklahoma, and Oscar Kendall, Belleville.
Services were held Tuesday at the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Scandia, conducted by the Rev. Ray Gilstrap.
Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Scandia.
James R. Rodehorst, 69, Nelson, died Saturday at Superior. Services will be today (Thursday), at 10:30 a.m., at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry, the Rev. Rob Thornton, Pastor James Wilsey and Don Kyer will officiate.
Burial with full military rites will be in the Clay Center Cemetery. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, Nelson, is in charge of arrangements.