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

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Leander Harold Lightcap
OFFERLE - Leander Harold Lightcap, 88, died Dec. 17, 2001, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City. He was born July 31, 1913, at Bellefont, the son of R. Earl and Anna Boehme Lightcap. A lifetime Offerle area resident, he was a retired farmer. He belonged to Evergreen Cemetery Board, the Odd Fellows Lodge, Edwards County Soil Conservation Board, Edwards County Hospital Board and Offerle City Council. On Sept. 3, 1941, he married Pauline Herrmann at Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Dee and Lyle, both of Kinsley; two daughters, Linda Armstrong, Magna, Utah, and Kim VanNahmen, Offerle; two brothers, Gerald, Satanta, and Earl Jr., Offerle; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Bub Lightcap. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. Avery Rutledge presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Offerle. Memorials may be made to Dodge City Community College Agriculture Programs Scholarship, in care of the funeral home.

Wilbert F. Janzen
ELLSWORTH - Wilbert F. Janzen, 98, died Dec. 17, 2001, at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Ellsworth. He was born Jan. 6, 1903, near Lorraine, the son of H.L. and Carrie Dees Janzen. A 29-year resident of Ellsworth, moving from Lorraine, he was a retired farmer and stockman. He was a registered polled Hereford breeder since 1943. He belonged to First Baptist Church at Lorraine. On June 9, 1926, he married Edna Opal Schmidt at Lorraine. She died Sept. 4, 1994. Survivors include: a son, Leon, Lorraine; a daughter, Shirley Glasgow, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Nelly Nelson, Burlington, Iowa, and Edna Schroeder, Wichita; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Lorraine, with Dr. Jim Moreford presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Lorraine. Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Joe F. Heimerman
Joe F. Heimerman, 81, died Dec. 18, 200 1 at his home, at Hutchinson.

Alta L. Miller
Alta L. Miller, 82, died Dec. 17, 2001, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.

Dorothy E. Gardiner
GARDEN CITY - Dorothy E. Gardiner, 84, died Dec. 18, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

Byron Leo Gray
GENESEO - Byron Leo Gray, 93, died Dec. 17, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center, Lyons.

Terrell D. 'Butch' Worley
Terrell D. "Butch" Worley, 60, died Dec. 17, 2001, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Wichita, the son of Cecil and Blanche Johnson Worley. He was a wrecker operator for Don's Car Care, retiring in June 2001. Survivors include: two daughters, Debby Stunkel and Susan Stiffler, both of Hutchinson; four brothers, David and Tommy, both of Hutchinson, Gerald, Kansas City, Kan., and Howard, St. Paul, Minn.; five sisters, Carolyn Hovious, Judith Misner, Kathy Medina and Barbara Hinck, all of Hutchinson, and Mary Lou McConnell, South Hutchinson; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Ray Kempel presiding. Friends may sign the register book, with family present, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place; inurnment will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

David G. Hayes
INGALLS - David G. Hayes, 59, died Dec. 18, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. He was born Nov. 18, 1942, at Cimarron, the son of Joseph Charles and Golda Buchanan Hayes. A longtime resident of Ingalls, he worked in the fertilizer department of Ingalls Coop. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Survivors include: two brothers, Eldon, Guymon, Okla., and Allen, Ingalls; two sisters, Lela Hedrick, Garden City, and Carol Morrow, Dodge City. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Joseph Wayne Hayes. A private family service will be held. There will be no public visitation. Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Soldiers Home, in care of Burkhart's Gray County Funeral Chapel, Cimarron.

Helen C. Chipley
GARDEN CITY - Helen C. Chipley, 72, died Dec. 14, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born April 3, 1929, at Boonville, Mo., the daughter of Romeo and Rosella Baker Brown. A resident of Garden City since 1973, formerly of Overland Park, she was a homemaker. She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Garden City. On Dec. 25, 1947, she married Robert E. Chipley at Boonville, Mo. He died Feb. 15, 2000. Survivors include: a son, Larry E. Chipley, Manhattan, N.Y.; a daughter, Pamela Sue Chipley, Garden City; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. A private family graveside service will be held today at Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chipley residence, 1701 Old Manor Road. The family requests memorials may be sent to the Helen C. Chipley Memorial Fund, in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.

Larry Wayne Kasper
LEHIGH - Larry Wayne Kasper, 64, died Dec. 18, 2001, at the Cedars, McPherson. He was born Jan. 9, 1937, at McPherson, the son of Ralph James and Leona Birkle Kasper. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired equipment operator. He was a former member of Lehigh Mennonite Church and of the Christian faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran.. Survivors include: his mother, Leona Meloan, McPherson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Olson's Mortuary, Canton, with Pastor Neil Amstutz presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Interment will be in Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of the mortuary.

Josephine L. Bergner Brenner
HEMET, Calif. - Josephine L. Bergner Brenner, 71, died Dec. 13, 2001, at Massillon, Ohio. She was born Feb. 17, 1930, at Pratt, the daughter of Christian and Katherine Bircher Bergner. Formerly of Pratt, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 1, 1950, she married David Brenner at Cairo. He survives. Other survivors include: three sons; a brother, Charles Bergner, Pratt; and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Kendal Utt presiding. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt. Memorials may be sent to Parkinson's Foundation, in care of the mortuary.

Carol Ann Banyard Crowe
WICHITA - Carol Ann Banyard Crowe, 69, died Dec. 16, 2001, at Wichita. She was the daughter of Florence Banyard, Hutchinson. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Arrangements are with Roselawn Mortuary, Salina.

Mary Anastacia Behen Brooke
DENVER - Mary Anastacia Behen Brooke, 91, died Dec. 12, 2001, at Aurora, Colo. She was the mother of Ralph Brooke, Hutchinson. Arrangements are with Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, Denver.

Verna L. Jacobs
HARPER - The grandchildren were left out of the survivors in Verna L. Jacobs obituary in Tuesday's Hutchinson News. He is survived by nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Elliott Funeral Home, Harper, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Edwin Frazer
SALIDA, Colo. - Thomas Edwin Frazer, 47, died Dec. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph, Mo., as the result of an elevator accident. He was born June 17, 1954, at Garden City, the son of Edwin "Jack" and Evelyn Po-well Frazer. A 1973 graduate of Pratt High School, Tom worked several years for Cromer Farms before moving to the Garden City area where he farmed for Gigot Irrigation. He then moved to Salida, Colo., where he was manager of Monarch Mountain Lodge before beginning work as an elevator engineer. He belonged to Hillcrest Christian Church, Overland Park, Motorized Vehicle Coalition of Colorado, National Rifle Association, and a strong supporter of the Department of Conservation and Colorado Forest Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and rafting. On Dec. 30, 1978, he married Mary Jo Godsey at Wichita, and they had one son, Samuel Edwin. They survive. Other survivors include: sisters, Karen Nixon and husband, Dale, Overland Park, Cathy Blasi and husband, Roger, Pratt, Sandy Foster and husband, David, Pratt, and Patricia Minet and husband, Greg, Dodge City; mother and father-in-law, Harvey and Betty Godsey, Independence, and brother-in-law David Godsey, Fayetteville, Ark.; six nieces; six nephews; two grand-nieces; and two grand-nephews. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Randy Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. A memorial service will take place in Salida along the Arkansas River at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Sam Frazer Education Fund, in care of the mortuary or the People's Bank, Pratt.


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