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

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Mary Jane Doskocil
PRATT - Mary Jane Doskocil, 95, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Mennonite Manor, Hutchinson.

Clara Celia Smith
LITTLE RIVER - Clara Celia Smith, 88, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River.

Helen Joan Fuqua
SEWARD - Helen Joan Fuqua, 71, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

Steven Bradley Lachenmaier
Steven Bradley Lachenmaier, 45, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.

Gwenda Lea Barby
MEADE - Gwenda Lea Barby, 83, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Lone Tree Compassionate Care Center, Meade. She was born Dec. 4, 1918, on a family farm in the Rose Hill community, northeast of Laverne, Okla., the daughter of Arlie and Lulu Rector Wheeler. She attended Readout Country School and graduated in 1936 from Rosston High School, Rosston, Okla. A resident of Meade, formerly of Laverne, Okla., she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She married Terrel M. Haight. He died July 30, 1955. On June 15, 1958, she married Alfred H. Barby at Raton, N.M. He survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Allen L., Laverne, Okla., and William C., Meade; a daughter, Jean A. O'Brien, Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Fritz and C.A. Wheeler, both of Laverne, Okla.; two sisters, Betty Sheperd, Lyndon, Wash., and Ruby Miner, Sweethome, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Apostolic Faith Church, Laverne, Okla., with the Revs. James Brown and Wes Peterman presiding. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Myatt-Seeger Funeral Home, Laverne, Okla. Burial will be in Laverne Memorial Cemetery, Laverne, Okla. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Mabel Huseman
ELLSWORTH - Mabel Huseman, 93, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Wilson Nursing Center, Wilson. She was born Aug. 17, 1908, at Frankfort, the daughter of Oliver and Ethel Turley Newsome. A longtime resident of Ellsworth, she was a homemaker. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Presby-terian Women, both at Ellsworth, and AARP. She married Herman Huseman at Kanopolis. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: a daughter, Ramona Durbin, Great Bend; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Carl and Casper, and a daughter, Daisy Conyers. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with Pastor Mark Kayser presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until service time Monday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth. Memorials may be sent to Wilson Nursing Center or First Presbyterian Church, both in care of the funeral home.

Viola M. Walker
PROTECTION - Viola M. Walker, 96, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Protection Valley Manor, Protection. She was born June 29, 1905, at Hennessey, Okla., the daughter of F.M. and Nora Patrick Stimmel. A resident of Protection since 1939, moving from Selman, Okla., she was a homemaker. She belonged to Protection United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Chapter D.M. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Order of Eastern Star No. 364 and Protection Senior Citizens Center, all at Protection. On Dec. 27, 1927, she married Roy Jefferson Walker at Woodward, Okla. He died Jan. 18, 1979. Survivors include: a son, R.J., Greeley, Colo.; a daughter, Jeannine Phelps, Greeley, Colo.; two sisters, Frances Maupin, Woodward, Okla., and Edith Morgan, Mutual, Okla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Floyd Stimmel; and three sisters, Nellie Garrett, Faye Colbey and Jessie Johnson. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Protection United Methodist Church, Protection, with the Rev. Dennis Carter presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater. Burial will be in Protection Cemetery, Protection. Memorials may be sent to Protection United Methodist Church or Protection Valley Manor, both in care of the funeral home.

Esther Evelyn Baker Seybert
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - Esther Evelyn Baker Seybert, 92, died Nov. 13, 2001, at the Motion Picture Home, Woodland Hills, Calif. She was born Dec. 29, 1908, at Saxman, the daughter of Ralph and Mable Clara Starks Baker. In 1934, she moved from Kansas to California. On Sept. 21, 1929, she married Guy Reuben Seybert. He died March 1, 1990. Survivors include: two sons; two daughters; two brothers, Lawrence Baker, Inman, and Darold Baker, Hutchinson; a sister, Corrine Guthrie, Halstead; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A private family service was held in Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Calif. Turner and Stevens Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Calif., was in charge of services.

Curtis Martinie
MANHATTAN - Curtis Martinie, 65, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Breckenridge, Colo. He was born June 19, 1936, at Lyons, the son of Earl and Edith Miller Martinie. A Manhattan resident since 1997, formerly of Lyons, he was a farmer, landscaper and carpenter. He was a 1954 graduate of Lyons High School. On June 1, 1956 he married Ann Palmer at Lyons. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons; two daughters, including Brenda Friess, Great Bend; a brother; four sisters, including Arleen Lentz, Hutchinson; and four grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Lyons, with Pastor Jim Reed and the Rev. Cindy Watson presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Gerald H. Koch
MEDICINE LODGE - Gerald H. Koch, 80, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Medicine Lodge. He was born June 11, 1921, at Haven, the son of Henry John and Alta Elnora Wilson Koch. A resident of Medicine Lodge, moving from Corpus Christi, Texas, he taught high school at King High School for many years at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He belonged to United Methodist Church. Survivors include: a sister, Clarice Irion, Medicine Lodge. A private family burial is planned. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, in care of Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Robert Dale Boles, M.D.
COMANCHE, Okla. - Robert Dale Boles M.D., 79, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after a short illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in rural Muskogee County, Okla., the son of William and Mary Etta Roe Boles. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma, completed his undergraduate education at Oklahoma A&M, then went on to medical school at the University of Oklahoma. A resident of Comanche since 1987 and a longtime former resident of Dodge City, he was a pediatrician. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. After an internship in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and placement on reserve status, he moved to Kansas and joined Dodge City Medical Center, practicing general medicine and later specializing in pediatrics. On July 10, 1948, he married Beth Marie Hartwick. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, including Jeffrey Hartwick Boles, Cimarron; two daughters; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 5, 2001, at Temple Church of Christ, Temple, Okla., with Weldon Walling and Rick Jerez presiding. Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika, Okla., was in charge of arrangements.

William 'Bill' Brown
BEELER - William "Bill" Brown, 72, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus, Hays. He was born Dec. 11, 1928, at Beeler, the son of George and Carrie Smith Brown. A graduate of Dighton High School, he was a farmer and lifetime resident of Lane County. On July 27, 1952, he married Ruth Elaine Miller. Survivors include: three sons, William "Bill" Brown Jr., Dennis Brown and Terry Brown, all of Noel, Mo.; a brother, James, Beeler; two sisters, Kitty Fisher, Beeler, and Vera Whipple, Dighton; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Stramel. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Utica, with Pastor Bruce Ferguson presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City. There will be additional visitation from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Dighton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to United Methodist Church, Utica.

Edythe Manear
Edythe Manear, 91, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson. She was born June 30, 1910, at Guymon, Okla., the daughter of Henry and Lena Snyder Richardson. A resident of Hutchinson since 1949, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church. On July 2, 1928 she married Wiley Manear at Wewooka, Okla. He died July 12, 1977. Survivors include: a son, Gary, Buhler; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson with the Rev. Steve Jones presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Blackwell, Okla. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.


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