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Date: Sunday, 21 August 2011, at 5:18 a.m.

MARGARET LOUISE PETTS WALLS
Funeral Service Time/Date: Private family graveside services will be Monday, October 13, 2008.
Location of Funeral Service: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, KS
Visitation Time: Family and friends are invited to come in to sign the registry in memory of Mrs. Walls at any time.

Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, Kansas
Memorials:
Obituary: Margaret Louise Petts Walls, 92, Manhattan, KS passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born July 12, 1916 at Alvin, WI, the daughter of Charles L. Haase and Olive Butler Haase. She grew up Alvin and attended the local schools.

She was united in marriage to Warren L. Petts on August 25, 1934 at Iron River, MI. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1950. She was later married to Harley R. Walls on June 6, 1952 at Sweet Home, OR. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1990.

Mrs. Walls spent many years in Oregon and moved to Manhattan in 1980 from Fremont, CA. She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse. While living in California, she attended the Assembly of God Church as well as the Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her husbands, Mrs. Walls was preceded in death by two step-sons, Don Walls and Russell Walls; a step-daughter, Pearleen Walls Edge; her parents; and two brothers, Charles Haase and Lorenzo Haase.

Survivors include two sons, Marvin E. Petts and Garry L. Petts, and his wife, Sandy, all of Murphys, CA; a daughter, Maxine Petts Thowe, and her husband, Arthur, Manhattan; a step-son, Kenneth Walls, of Utah; a sister, Mariea Perkins, Canby, OR; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Private family graveside services will be Monday, October 13, 2008 in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan with the Rev. Kevin Larson officiating.

The Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan is in charge of arrangements.

MATTHEW S. SCHLEGEL
Mass of Christian Burial Time/Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Location of Funeral Mass: Seven Dolors Catholic Church
South Juliette
Manhattan, KS 66502
Rosary Time: A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with visitation to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Rosary Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery
Flush community
St. George, KS
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to the Matthew Schlegel Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and left in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
Obituary: Matthew S. Schlegel, 53, Manhattan, KS passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born July 3, 1955 at Manhattan, the son of William (Bill) A. Schlegel and Marjorie F. Noll Schlegel. Matt grew up in Manhattan, where he attended the local schools and was a 1973 graduate of the Manhattan High School. He was also a graduate of the Manhattan Area Technical College.

He was united in marriage to Deborah Phillips on April 1, 1975 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in January 1977. He was later married to Vicki Fair on August 1, 1981 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. They were later divorced.

Matt was a fireman for the Manhattan Fire Department for 31 years, retiring in 2006.

At the time of his death, he was an inspector for the Code Services with the City of Manhattan.

Survivors include three sons, Matthew David Schlegel and Trisha Lucus, Olympia, WA and Michael D. Schlegel, and his wife, Alaine and Mason Derek Schlegel, all of Manhattan; a daughter, Misty Dawn Schlegel, Manhattan; his mother, Marjorie Schlegel, Manhattan; two brothers, Terry A. (Spark) Schlegel, Manhattan and H. Andrew Schlegel, and his wife, Diane, Wamego, KS; two sisters, Shirley F. Neel, and her husband, James P., Wamego and Teresa M. McMillan, and her husband, Kurt, Home City, KS; three grandchildren, Daemon Michael Schlegel, Emry Alaine Schlegel and Allison Ochs; and his fiancé, Kay Smith and her family, Sarah and Jared Ochs and Nathan Smith.

In addition to his first wife, Matt was preceded in death by his father, William Schlegel on May 31, 1996.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Flush community, St. George, KS.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with visitation to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Matt Schlegel Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date and left in care of the funeral home.

DAROLD A. DODGE
Memorial Mass Time/Date: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Location of Funeral Mass: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball
Manhattan, KS
Visitation Time: Please come in anytime to sign the memorial book.
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Sunrise Cemetery.
Memorial: Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Meadowlark Hills and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS.
Obituary: Darold A. Dodge, 91, Manhattan, KS passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born April 5, 1917, on a farm in Lane County, KS, the son of Gilbert Ray Dodge and Nora Thon Dodge. The family moved to Dighton and Mr. Dodge graduated from the Dighton High School in 1935. In 1941, he graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Vocational Agriculture.

He was united in marriage to Zelma Finn on March 22, 1943 at Kansas City, KS. She survives of the home.

Mr. Dodge was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. During the war, he was stationed briefly in North Africa and nearly two years in upper Assam, India. It was during this time that he noticed how both of the areas had destroyed their soil. After the war, he returned to Kansas State University and received his Masters Degree in Soils Science. Upon graduation, he went to work for the Soil Conservation Service as a Soils Scientist. His experience and expertise in the field were often used by educators to teach students about the value of soil and how to care for it.

Mr. and Mrs. Dodge retired to Manhattan in 1995 and have been residents of Meadowlark Hills for more than six years. He was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the Soil Conservation Society of America, and the Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17 and the Lee Pierson V.F.W. Post No. 1786, both of Manhattan.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Dodge is survived by six daughters, Rae Marie Crisel, and her husband, John, Zionsville, ID, Alvena Spanenberg, and her husband, Kenneth, Great Bend, KS, Cecilia Smith, and her husband, Floyd, Newman, GA, Beth Warren, and her husband, Jimmy, Manhattan, Clare Rehme, and her husband, Erwin, Longmont, CO and Eileen Rinke, and her husband, Mark, Lakeville, MN; ten grandsons; five granddaughters; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Theodore (Ted), Gilbert, Hale and Kent Dodge.

Mr. Dodge requested cremation with inurnment at a later date in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan. A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Manhattan at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2008.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Meadowlark Hills and left in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

ADA L. SCHALLES
Funeral Service Time/Date: 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Location of Funeral Service: Meadowlark Hills Community Room.
Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community
Manhattan, KS
Visitation Time: Please come in anytime to sign the memorial book.
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Saguache, CO.
Memorial: Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Meadowlark Hills and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS.
Obituary: Ada L. Schalles, 101, Manhattan, KS passed away Thursday, December 11, 2008 in the Meadowlark Hills/Ptacek House, Manhattan.

She was born May 2, 1907 at Saguache, CO, the daughter of William Jacob Werner and Lena May Schiller Werner. She grew up in Saguache, where she attended the local schools and was a 1925 graduate of the Saguache High School and a 1927 graduate of the Western State College, Gunnison, CO with a teaching certificate.

She was united in marriage to Philip John Schalles on June 9, 1929 at Salida, CO. He preceded her in death in 1984.

Mrs. Schalles lived in the Ignacio and Tiffany areas of Colorado for over 40 years. She was a homemaker and teacher and was active as a 4-H leader in the Tiffany & Allison area for many years. Her interests included gardening, ceramics and crocheting. Memberships included the Community Presbyterian Church of Allison, Home Demonstration Unit, Grange and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She had been a Manhattan resident since 2004.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Schalles was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Werner; and three sisters, Etta Michaud, Margie Efaw and Florence Ickes.

Survivors include three sons, John Schalles, and his wife, Irma, Ashcroft, B.C., Canada, Robert Schalles, and his wife, Daisy, Manhattan, KS and Harold Schalles, and his wife, Nancy, Albany, OR; a sister, Ruth E. Sewell, Del Norte, CO; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2008 in the Meadowlark Hills Community Room. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery, Saguache, CO.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Meadowlark Hills and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS.

HOWARD V. JONES
Funeral Service Time/Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Location of Funeral Service: At the home of his son, David Jones, Manhattan.
Visitation Time:
Visitation Location:
Inurnment: At a later date.
Memorial: Memorial contributions can be made to Feed The Children and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Obituary: Howard V. Jones, Jr., 87, Manhattan, KS passed away Thursday, December 11, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born August 13, 1921 in Duluth, MN, the son of Howard V. Jones, Sr. and Eva Stockwell Jones. He spent his earlier years in Duluth before moving with his family to Wisconsin at the age of 12. He attended Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, where he received his BA degree in Education and his MA degree in Sociology. He had taken pre-doctorate studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.

He was united in marriage to Eugenia M. Arbogast on February 1, 1942 at Big Falls, MN. She survives of the home.

Mr. Jones lived in the Sacramento, CA area for many years, where he taught at the Sacramento City Community College. He retired in 1987 and had been a Manhattan resident since 2006. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sacramento and the V.F.W. Post, Galt, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Phillip Charles Jones in 2006; and a grandson, Robert Ruth.

In addition to his wife, Eugenia, Mr. Jones is survived by a son, David V. Jones, and his wife, Kathy, Manhattan; a daughter, Diana Jean Geiger, and her husband George, Huron, SD; six grandchildren, Ken Jones, Dale Jones, Barbara Jones, Erika Johnston, Shannon Nibur and Vincent Jones; 10 great grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Zachary Smith, Jessica Smith, Kelsey Jones, Shelbie Jones, Andrea Jones, Kyle Jones, Jena Kluver, Kaitlyn Nibur, and Tori Johnston; and four great great grandchildren, Kendal, Kirston and Kylie Kluver and Samantha Huff.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the home of his son, David Jones, Manhattan. Inurnment services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Feed The Children and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

CLARENCE G. ROYER
Funeral Service Time/Date: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Location of Funeral Service: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: The family of Mr. Royer will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden, KS
Memorial: Clarence G. Royer Memorial Fund
Obituary: Clarence G. Royer, 67, Ogden, KS passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 at his home.

He was born February 21, 1941 in Iowa, the son of Paul Royer and Myrtle Smith Royer. In 1946, at the age of 5, he moved with his family to Ogden where he grew up and attended the local grade school. He was a 1959 graduate of the Manhattan High School and had been a lifelong resident of the Ogden and Manhattan area.

Mr. Royer spent 13 years in the U.S. military, serving four years in the U.S. Navy and nine years with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post and the V.F.W. Post, both of Ogden.

He is survived by two brothers, Walter Royer, Manhattan and Samuel Royer, Ogden; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Woodland, Orlando, FL; and several nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death was his parents; and three brothers, Major Randall Royer, Darrell Royer and infant, Carl Royer.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with the Rev. Tom Albright officiating. Burial will follow in the Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, KS.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarence Royer Memorial Fund and left in care of the funeral home.

The family of Mr. Royer will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Linda Harrold services

Thursday, Sep 11, 2008

A Mass of Christian Burial for Linda Jane (Houston)?Harrold will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with Fr. Henry Baxa officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrold, 60, formerly of Manhattan, died Aug. 12, 2008, in Olathe. The body was cremated.

N. Darlene Woods

Friday, Jul 25, 2008

N. Darlene Woods
HERMITAGE, Mo. — Nora Darlene Woods, 71, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at her home in Hermitage.

She was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Abilene, the daughter of Ernest Harrison Cole and Cora (VanNess). She was raised and attended school in Salina. She worked for many years in food service and catering.

She married Ron Woods June 30, 1990 in Salina. They moved to the Ozarks in Missouri in 1999.

Survivors include her husband, Ron; three sons, Everett Dale Gebhart Jr., of Waterbury, Conn., William Ray Whitaker of Salina and William D. Woods of Highland Ranch, Colo.; five daughters, Jodi Hoffman of Glenville, N.C., Linda Russell and Brenda McCreary, both of Salina, Pam Olney of Winfield and Belinda Proctor of Manhattan; a brother, Ernest Cole of Salina; three sisters, Betty Rice of Tenino, Wash., Cora Short and Helen Sims, both of Salina; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth Salina. Burial will be at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in care of the funeral home.

Glen E. Ensworth

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Glen Elmer Ensworth, 86, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in?Phoenix.

He was born Sept. 11, 1922, the son of Irvin and Dolly Ensworth of Abilene. He attended grade school in Abilene and attended Abilene High School.

Mr. Ensworth was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

He was employed with the Phoenix, Ariz., sheriff’s department until his retirement.

Survivors include one brother, Jeff Ensworth of Washington state; and one sister, Betty Haugh of Abilene.

His wife, Roberta, preceded him in death in 2005, along with his brothers and sisters.

Mr. Ensworth will be cremated.

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