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Miscellaneous Reno County, Kansas Deaths
(Listed in the Hutchinson News)

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Edward Ray Evans
Edward Ray Evans, 63, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born Jan. 19, 1938, at Lyons, the son of Ray Edward and Edith Est-ella Bean Evans. A Lyons High School gra-duate, he worked as a sheet metal master mechanic for Nelson's Heating and Air for 19 years, retiring in February 2000. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

He belonged to the Sheet Metal Worker's Union Local 29.

In 1960, he married Cora Sue Glenn. On March 15, 1966, he married Karen K. Holland.

Survivors include: three sons, Lynn Edward, Wichita, Christopher Ray, New York, N.Y., and Nicholas Jay, Hutchinson; a daughter, Penny LeAnn Evans, Osawatomie; a stepson, Jeff Zimmerman, Buhler; two sisters, Rita Trimble, Wichita, and Rosemary Schmidt, Lyons; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson, with Pastor Dusty Cowell presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Lyons Municipal Cemetery. 
 
 

Bernard Michael 'Ben' Herrman
QUINTER - Bernard Michael "Ben" Herrman, 59, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center, Topeka.

He was born Dec. 23, 1942, at Utica, the son of Albert and Isabel Lefort Herrman. He was a city maintenance worker for the city of Quinter, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church, Park.

In 1970, he married L. Susan Franklin at Utica.

Survivors include: his mother, Ransom; three brothers, Joseph, Garden City, Robert, Utica, and Ralph, St. Joseph, Mo.; and two sisters, Rosanna Haug, Ransom, and Veronica Reddig, Salina.

He was preceded in death by his father; an infant brother; and a sister, Loretta Perkins.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Aloysius Church, Ransom, with Mary Frances Flax presiding. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Father Benjamin Martin presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, after 5 p.m. today at the church, and Thursday until service time. Burial will be in Ransom Cemetery, Ransom, with military graveside rites by the Ransom Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Doris G. Langley
LARNED - Doris G. Langley, 78, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born March 6, 1923, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charles D. and Nellie Ann Brinkworth Brumitt. A resident of Larned since 1964, formerly of Hays, she was a registered nurse at the Larned State Hospital. She was a graduate of Newman Hospital School of Nursing.

She belonged to the Presbyterian Church, Business and Professional Women, Larned Country Club, and the Garden Club, all at Larned.

On Feb. 22, 1948, she married Kenneth "Red" L. Langley at Hays. He survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Candace Dolan, Denver; a brother, John Paul Brumitt, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard C. Brumitt.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Jim Hawthorne presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday, all at the mortuary. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, in care of the mortuary. 
 
 

Warren Griffith
LYONS - Warren Griffith died Jan. 7, 2002, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons. 
 
 

Edward A. Thiessen
Edward A. Thiessen, 79, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.

He was born Aug. 3, 1922, at Inman, the son of Henry B. and Katherine Schierling Thiessen. He graduated from In-man High School in 1940. A resident of Hutchinson since 1979, moving from Cheney, he worked in the maintenance department at the Dillon Warehouse.

He belonged to First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson.

On Sept. 11, 1949, he married Margaret R. Stucky at McPherson. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, James, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Vera Werner, Garden Plain, and Margene Davidson, Hutchinson; a brother, Allen, Hutchinson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson, with Pastors Debbie Schmidt and Laverle Schrag presiding. Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book Saturday only at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Camp Mennoscah, Murdock, in care of First Mennonite Church.

Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Esther K. Shanelec Lindenmuth
HOISINGTON - Esther K. Shanelec Lindenmuth, 82, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center, Hoisington.

She was born April 19, 1919, at Sylvan Grove, the daughter of Albert and Amy Siemers Lantz. A Hoisington resident for 45 years, moving from Sylvan Grove, she was a homemaker and a sales clerk at Fashions and John's Clothing, both at Hoisington.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Clara Barton Foundation, both at Hoisington.

On March 24, 1940, she married Joe R. Shanelec at Sylvan Grove. He died May 15, 1982. On Oct. 21, 1991, she married Leo K. Lindenmuth at Deerfield. He died Feb. 22, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Steve Shanelec, Wichita; a stepson, Gary Lindenmuth, Hays; a daughter, Anita Brewer, Hoisington; a stepdaughter, Joyce Disque, Claflin; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Harold Lantz; and three sisters, Alice Heller, Stella Bender and Alberta Beverly.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with the Rev. Wayne Flanders presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, both at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Wilson.

Memorials may be sent to Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice or Hoisington Rehabilitation Center, both in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

Esther Ruth Korf
HANSTON - Esther Ruth Korf, 77, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Nov. 4, 1924, at Pawnee County, the daughter of Charles and Stephina Svatos Vratil. She was in cosmetology and was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Senior Center, all at Hanston.

On March 5, 1950, she married Ferlyn Wallace Korf at Larned. He died June 21, 1999.

Survivors include: two daughters, Stephanie Goodwin, Atwood, and Beverlee McFadden, Minneola; a brother, Floyd, Pratt; two sisters, Blanche Hagerman, Topeka, and Ellen Lewis, Empire, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Joe, Fred, Herman, Donald, Elmer, Otto, Earl and Harry; and a sister, Silva DeRoo.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Hanston, with the Rev. Carl Vincent presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Thursday, all at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in Hanston Cemetery, Hanston.

Memorials may be sent to the Hanston Library or the Senior Center, both in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

Jacqueline G. 'Jackie' Pina
PRATT - Jacqueline G. "Jackie" Pina, 76, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Oct. 29, 1925, at Coats, the daughter of John C. and Louise L. Kannier Norris. A 1943 graduate of Pratt High School, and a lifetime Pratt-area resident, she and her husband owned the Pioneer Tank & Steel Inc. Co.

She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt.

On July 29, 1944, she married Frank F. Pina at Pratt. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Mike, Pratt; two daughters, Judy Dekoker, Garland, Texas, and Connie Meyers, Pratt; a sister, Betty Petty, Hutchinson; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Father James Dieker presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or to the Gifts and Bequests Committee at Pratt Regional Medical Center, both in care of the mortuary. 
 
 

Curtis L. Reinert
GARDEN CITY - Curtis L. Reinert, 58, died Jan. 7, 2002, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

He was born July 23, 1943, at Montezuma, the son of Lloyd and Bessie Markel Reinert. A resident of Garden City since 1996, formerly of Dodge City, Oregon, California and Montezuma, he was working as a truck driver for R.O. Eves Trucking Inc.

In April 1973, he married Lee Boyd at Tahlequah, Okla.

Survivors include: four daughters, Ginger Dominguez, Fresno, Calif., Tanya Macias, Garden City, Misty Ortiz, Fowler, and Brandy Reinert, Garden City; two stepsons, Brad Foster, Wichita, and Boyd Foster, Fowler; two stepdaughters, Cindy Viers, Dodge City, and Tresa Mandeligo, Woodward, Okla.; two sisters, Carol Reinert, San Antonio, and Hazel Cornett, Hugoton; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Randy Caddell presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Ford County.

Memorials may be sent to the 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

Pauline Friend
LITTLE RIVER - Pauline Friend, 94, died Jan. 7, 2002, at Mankato Lutheran Home, Mankato, Minn.
 

Jose Alfonzo Camacho
AMARILLO, TEXAS - Jose Alfonzo Camacho, infant son of Jose Camacho and Brianna Briscoe, died Jan. 8, 2002, at Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. 
 

Henry H. Elstun
STERLING - Henry H. Elstun, 77, died Jan. 8, 2002, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sillin Funeral Home, Sterling. 
 
 

Patrick George Eckles
DODGE CITY - Patrick George Eckles, 51, died Jan. 8, 2002, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.
 

Kari J. Swanson
LINDSBORG - Kari J. Swanson, 36, died Jan. 7, 2002, at her home, Lindsborg.

She was born Dec. 17, 1965, at Salina, the daughter of Leon and Donna J. Kaba Swanson. A lifetime area resident of Lindsborg, she was a pharmacy technician at Jim's Pharmacy, Salina.

Survivors include: two sons, Wesley and Joshua Shultis, Marquette; a daughter, Karissa Shultis, Lindsborg; her parents, Lindsborg; and a brother, Doug Swanson, Bennington.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Salemsborg Lutheran Church, rural Smolan, with the Rev. Ethan Feistner and Rene` Colaw presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., at Hays-Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg. Interment will be in Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery, Smolan.

Memorials may be sent to the Children's Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

George D. Schmitz
IOLA - George D. Schmitz, 91, died Jan. 7, 2002, at his home in Iola.

He was born Dec. 31, 1910, at Fort Scott, the son of Henry and Nellie Fuller Schmitz. A resident of Iola since 1986, formerly of Hutchinson and Blue Mound, he was a farmer, Mound City school bus driver for six years, employed in road construction, and he owned the Blue Dawn Cafe, Blue Mound, until 1970.

On Oct. 27, 1940, he married Annabelle Hust at Nevada, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, including Lloyd, Hutchinson; two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Iola Baptist Temple, Iola. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery, Mound City.

Memorials may be sent to the Iola Baptist Temple, in care of Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. 
 
 

Clifford W. Stauffer
Clifford W. Stauffer, 100, Hutchinson, died Tuesday, January 8, at the Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born on November 11, 1901, in Ft. Hays, Kan., the son of George and Alberta Rockey Stauffer. He worked as a Foreman with the Kansas Highway Department, after he retired he became a farmer for over 25 years.

He was a member of I.O.O.F. and the men's bowling league of Hutchinson.

He married Bessie Boyer August 15, 1930, in Hutchinson. She preceded him in death January 3, 1989.

He is survived by a son, Raymond L. Stauffer of Hutchinson, a daughter-in-law, Belva Stauffer of Hutchinson. He is also survived by one sister, Roberta Walsh of Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bruce Lee Stauffer; five brothers, Charles Dee, Everette, Melvin, Earl and Harvard Stauffer; five sisters, Florence Johnson, Mary Froetchner, Margaret, Elsie and Gertrude Stauffer.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Marlow Oltman presiding. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Burial Park. Visitation will be today and Thursday from 1 to 9 p.m. at John-son and Sons Funeral Home. The family will re-ceive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs-day.

If so desired, contributions may be made to the Community Church of the Brethren Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.funeralchoice.com. 
 
 

Alma G. Brack
GREAT BEND - Alma G. Brack, born December 8, 1904, died January 5, 2002, in Mountville, Connecticut.

She was the daughter of John A. and Katherine Brack. Alma was the fifth child of 14, who are now all deceased. After growing up in Otis and Great Bend, she entered the world of business, taking her to Kansas City, Chicago, the West Coast, Wichita, Arizona, and back to Great Bend. She moved to Connecticut in 2000 to live with a niece. Alma considered herself the family historian and an avid antique collector.

Although she has no family of her own, Alma has many nieces and nephews, residing throughout 10 states and Canada.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., Fryberger Mortuary Chapel, 2115 Washington, Great Bend, Kansas. 


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