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

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Joseph F. 'Yup' Heimerman
Joseph F. "Yup" Heimerman, 81, died Dec. 18, 2001, at his home.

He was born March 9, 1920, at Andale, the son of Joseph and Cora Geiger Heimer-man. A Hutchinson resident for the past 33 years, moving from St. Leo, he was owner of the former Heimerman Grocery in St. Leo and also had farmed and retired from Doskocil Food Service in 1982.

He belonged to St. Teresa's Catholic Church and was an honorary member of Knights of Columbus Council 612, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 982 and American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, all at Hutchinson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On Nov. 22, 1949, he married Geraldine Harbert. She died Dec. 25, 1952. On Dec. 31, 1957, he married Helen Goetz Lacy at Pratt. She died Nov. 9, 2001.

Survivors include: three sons, Ron Lacy, Lakewood, Colo., Joe Heimerman Jr., Plevna, and Jim Heimerman, Hutchinson; six daughters, Donna Hines and Eileen DeBoer, both of Wichita, Shirley Raney, Cunningham, Denise McCue and Pam Heimerman, both of Hutchinson, and Teresa Walls, Tempe, Ariz.; a sister, Frances Hageman, Kingman; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Walter and Roman; and two sisters, Margaret Mertens and Rose Kampling.

Parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, both at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Hutchinson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Richard F. Stuchlik presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Leo Cemetery, St. Leo, with Father John P. Miller presiding and military graveside honors conducted by a Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary. 
 

Joseph F. 'Yup' Heimerman
Joseph F. "Yup" Heimerman, 81, died Dec. 18, 2001, at his home.

He was born March 9, 1920, at Andale, the son of Joseph and Cora Geiger Heimer-man. A Hutchinson resident for the past 33 years, moving from St. Leo, he was owner of the former Heimerman Grocery in St. Leo and also had farmed and retired from Doskocil Food Service in 1982.

He belonged to St. Teresa's Catholic Church and was an honorary member of Knights of Columbus Council 612, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 982 and American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, all at Hutchinson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On Nov. 22, 1949, he married Geraldine Harbert. She died Dec. 25, 1952. On Dec. 31, 1957, he married Helen Goetz Lacy at Pratt. She died Nov. 9, 2001.

Survivors include: three sons, Ron Lacy, Lakewood, Colo., Joe Heimerman Jr., Plevna, and Jim Heimerman, Hutchinson; six daughters, Donna Hines and Eileen DeBoer, both of Wichita, Shirley Raney, Cunningham, Denise McCue and Pam Heimerman, both of Hutchinson, and Teresa Walls, Tempe, Ariz.; a sister, Frances Hageman, Kingman; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Walter and Roman; and two sisters, Margaret Mertens and Rose Kampling.

Parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, both at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Hutchinson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Richard F. Stuchlik presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Leo Cemetery, St. Leo, with Father John P. Miller presiding and military graveside honors conducted by a Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary. 
 

J. Alfred Ingemanson
MARQUETTE - J. Alfred Ingemanson, 100, died Dec. 20, 2001, at Marquette.
 

Twanda L. Kelly
Twanda L. Kelly, 40, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.

She was born Nov. 24, 1961, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Merl Marvin and Dorothy June Peter-son Beemer. A lifetime resident of Hutchinson, she attended Salt City Business College, Hutchinson.

She belonged to Riverside Baptist Church, Hutchinson, and the Riverside Ladies Circle.

On Aug. 14, 1981, she married Edward Wayne Kelly at Hutchinson. He survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Tonya Kelly, of the home, and Trisha Collins, Hutchinson; her parents, Merl and Dorothy Beemer, Dodge City; a brother, Alan Beemer, Sterling; two sisters, Suzanne Hutson, Arlington, Texas, and LuAnne Spencer, Longview, Texas; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three infant brothers.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Richard Haley presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Partridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary. 
 

Minnie Marie Cummins
DODGE CITY - Minnie Marie Cummins, 85, died Dec. 20, 2001, at Hill Top House, Bucklin.

She was born March 4, 1916, at Eugene, Ore., the daughter of John W. and Hattie Van Sickle Henry. A resident of Dodge City, formerly of California, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Church of God, Dodge City.

On Dec. 28, 1933, she married George R. Cummins at Dodge City. He died Aug. 1, 1995.

Survivors include: two sons, Harry Leroy and Robert E., both of Dodge City; a daughter, Cheryl Hewes, Dodge City; 18 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Wilbert Nelson presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, both at the funeral home. A private family committal will follow the service in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the Minnie Marie Cummins Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Clifford 'Ray' Zumalt
CHANUTE - Clifford "Ray" Zumalt, 72, died Dec. 10, 2001, at his home, Chanute.

He was born April 3, 1929, at Hutchinson, the son of Clifford and Mildred Puckett Zumalt. A longtime resident of Chanute, formerly of Hutchinson, he graduated from Hutchinson High School and later received graduate hours from Pittsburg State University, Montana State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University and a master's degree in psychology and counseling and a master's degree in microbiology from Emporia State University. He was a guidance counselor for Chanute Middle School, retiring in 1992 after 32 years, a juvenile probation officer in Neosho County for 19 years, an adjunct teacher at Neosho County Community College for 25 years and a youth recreation director in Chanute for 21 years.

On June 5, 1949, he married Marjorie Oldham at Hutchinson. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jon Zumalt, North Charleston, S.C., and David Zumalt, Stafford; a daughter, Nancy Yakle, Chanute; his mother, Mildred Zumalt, Hutchinson; a brother, John Zumalt, Wichita; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Dec. 15, 2001, at Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute, with the Rev. Scott Lemmermann presiding. There will be no visitations. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. 
 

Mary Ann Nather
LA CROSSE - Mary Ann Nather, died Dec. 20, 2001, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.
 

Allen J. Petz
LACROSSE - Allen J. Petz, 73, died Dec. 19, 2001, at his home, LaCrosse.
 

Esther Marie Bieker
ELLIS - Esther Marie Bieker, 76, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.

She was born Nov. 15, 1925, at Antonino, the daughter of Clements and Pauline Stubert Fisher. A lifelong resident of Ellis, she worked at Travenol, Alloways, Ellis Good Samaritan Center, and for the last 17 years, was the primary caregiver for her husband.

She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ellis.

On Nov. 5, 1946, she married Martin Bieker at Antonino. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Gerald, Thornton, Colo.; a daughter, Paulette Fort, Ulysses; a sister, Helen Pfeifer, Hays; five brothers, Alfred, Palco, Clarence and Wilfred, both of Hays, Robert, Marysville, and Edwin Fisher, Ellis; two grandchildren; and a step-grandson.

She was preceded in death by: a grandson, Tyson Fort; and a sister, Irene Bieker.

A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ellis. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or for Masses, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Ruby Minnie Unruh
COPELAND - Ruby Minnie Unruh, 74, died Dec. 19, 2001, at North Valley Hospital, Tonasket, Wash.

She was born April 27, 1927, at Lansing, Mich., the daughter of Sam L. and Katherine B. Mininger Fricke. A resident of Tonasket, Wash., formerly of Copeland, she was a homemaker.

On Jan. 28, 1945, she married Cecil Unruh at Cimarron. He survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Galen, Galva, Stanley, Sedan, N.M., Steve and Richard, both of Copeland; a daughter, Jolene Koehn, Texline, Texas; two brothers, Sam L. Fricke Jr., Ontario, Calif., and Obed Maynard Fricke, Montezuma; six sisters, Annabel Smith, Salem, Ore., Gertrude J. Unruh, Copeland, Mary Friesen, Cumberland, Wash., Johanna Schmidt, El Campo, Texas, Helen Koehn, Ingalls, and Clara Koehn, Montezuma; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Friesen.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Salem Mennonite Church, Copeland, with Ministers Wayne Amoth, Sam Unruh and Verle Yost presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Montezuma Funeral Home, Montezuma. Burial will be in Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Copeland.

Memorials may be sent to Salem Valley Christian School, Copeland, in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

Adolph Hiebert
LARNED - Adolph Hiebert, 82, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Salem Nursing Home, Hillsboro.
 

Bill D. Spreier
LARNED - Bill D. Spreier, 62, died Dec. 19, 2001, at his home in Larned.

He was born Nov. 17, 1939, at Spearville, the son of Adam and Ruby E. Knoefler Spreier. A lifetime resident of Larned, he was a farmer, stockman, and former Doerr Metal Products manager.

He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, where he was church elder and treasurer, was a 4-H leader and past president of the Larned Chamber of Commerce, all at Larned.

On June 4, 1960, he married Margaret Ann Hagerman at Peace Lutheran Church, Albert. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jeff, Salina, and Tim, Bonita Springs, Fla.; and a brother, Eugene, Oklahoma City.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ash Valley Cemetery, Ash Valley, with Pastor John Drosendahl presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Memorials may be sent to the Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, in care of the mortuary. 
 
 

Mildred Flynn
MACOMB, Okla. - Mildred Flynn, 72, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Shawnee, Okla.
 

Robert Evan Lynn
ASHLAND - Robert Evan Lynn, 72, died Dec. 18, 2001, at his home near Vian, Okla.

He was born March 12, 1929, at Olpe, the son of Tom and Grace Allen Lynn. He graduated from Cotton Wood Falls Kansas High School. A resident of Vian, Okla., formerly of Ashland, he was a equipment operator for Oklahoma State Department of Transportation, in Buffalo, Okla., for 20 years. He also worked for the Clark County Highway Department for several years.

On March 3, 1950, he married Anita Nelson at Beaver, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons; two daughters, two sisters; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery, Ashland, with the Rev. Joe Conaway presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland.

Memorials may be sent to the donors choice, in care of the funeral home. 
 
 

Mary Thelma Smith
JOHNSON - Mary Thelma Smith, 89, died Dec. 20, 2001, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit, Johnson.

She was born March 2, 1912, in Pendleton County, Ky., the daughter of Thomas and Mattie Godman Dunn. A resident of Johnson since 1951, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Eastern Star Chapter No. 471, Mothers Club and the Jolly Dozen, all at Johnson.

On Dec. 9, 1931, she married Charles Arthur Smith at Bucklin. He died in October 1969.

Survivors include: four sons, Jack L., Lakewood, Calif., Norman, Walsh, Colo., Ray, Crossville, Tenn., and Curtis, Meeker, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother; seven sisters; and a great-grandson, Cody Jack Smith.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson, with the Rev. Glenn Fogo presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson.

Memorials may be sent to the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit or First United Methodist Church, both in care of the funeral home. 
 

Patience 'Pat' Hagan
NEWTON - Patience "Pat" Hagan, 91, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

She was born July 14, 1910, at Preston, the daughter of George B. and Tamar Rebecca Gridal Williams, homesteaders to Kansas in 1870. She attended grade school at Preston and graduated from Preston High School in 1928. She attended Kansas University for three years, then taught grade school at Preston. She was a schoolteacher, homemaker and business owner. She and her husband owned and operated Hagan's Camera Shop, Newton, during the 1940s and '50s, then moved to Boulder, Colo., where they owned and operated carpet stores and lapidary businesses from 1959 through the 1990s.

She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita, and Eastern Star, Preston.

In 1935, she married the grade school principal, Theodore 'Carl" Hagan at Cleo Springs, Okla. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2000, completing 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include: a son, Robert Carl "Bob" Hagan and wife Lois, Goddard; a daughter, Marceil Lee Hagan, Denver; two grandsons, Daniel Hagan and wife Toni, Wichita, and David Hagan and wife Christy, Baldwin City; a great-grandson, Allen Hagan, Wichita; a great-granddaughter, Kaylie Hagan, Wichita; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita, with Pastor Scott Goltl and Pastor Keith Kohlmeier presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Haynesville Cemetery, rural Preston.

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


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