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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 102

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Date: Sunday, 21 August 2011, at 5:20 a.m.

Donald Jamison

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008

DELPHOS — Donald Raymond Jamison, 73, Delphos, died Thursday, July 31, 2008.
He was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Blaine, the son of Earl Lee and Nettie Evlee (Somers)?Jamison.

He married Shirley A. Clark on July 2, 1993, in Concordia.

He was employed as a lawn care maintainer for the city of Delphos. He also worked for Ottawa County Weed Department, Rhodes Construction as an asphalt operator and Harbin Construction in Salina.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, David of Moundridge; two stepsons, Skeet Jamison and Donnie Jamison, both of Delphos; a stepdaughter, Crystal Jamison of Hoxie; a foster son, Kahn Steel of Newton; a sister, Carolyn Sue Jamison of Concordia; three brothers, Leslie of Delphos, Ronnie of Abilene, and James of Manchester; his ex-wife, Linda Jamison of Newton; one grandchild; 10 stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

The service was at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at the Presbyterian Church in Del-phos. Burial was in Glasco City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina.

Emerson Lee March

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008

ENTERPRISE -- Emerson Lee March, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his Enterprise home.

He was born Feb. 7, 1945, at Macon, Mo., the son of Lester and Mary Graham March. He grew to manhood and attended school in Missouri .

On Oct. 10, 1976, he married Judy Fay Carmichael. The early years of their marriage were spent in Colorado where he was a literature evangelist.

In 1986, they moved to Enterprise, where he was a scrap iron dealer. He was a member of the Enterprise Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; his mother, Mary March of Sturgeon, Mo.; two sons, Ellis March of Morgan, Texas, and Don March of Elizabethton, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Lou Plank of Clark, Mo., Violet Mohr of Keene, Texas, and Evelyn Collin of South Sudan, Africa; one brother, Ellis March of Sturgeon, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Leona Goodell, and an infant brother, Harold Lawrence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the Enterprise Adventist Church with Pastor Tony Cash officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Enterprise. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene.

Memorials may be made to the Enterprise Adventist Church, and can be sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, Kan., 67410, or left at the church.

Bonnie Rahe

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008

Bonnie S. Rahe, 50, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene.

She was born July 18, 1958, at Washington, Kan., the daughter of Leo and Mardell Kolle Voelker. She grew to womanhood in the Linn community and graduated in 1976 from Linn High School.

She married Tom Rahe on May 31, 1980. The early years of their married life were spent in Linn, before they moved to Abilene in 1984.

Mrs. Rahe was employed at Village Manor, Memorial Home Health and in recent years operated a daycare in her home.

She was a member of the Abilene Faith Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the No Place Like Home Animal Shelter.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Rahe of the home; three daughters, Heather Bohannan of Abilene, Amber Rahe of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kristen Rahe of Abilene; one son, Raymond Rahe of Abilene; her parents, Leo and Mardelle Voelker of Linn; three sisters, Alice Kutschke of Salina, Linda Voelker and Dona Voelker, both of Greenleaf; and one brother, David Voelker of Linn.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Marie Voelker.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the Faith Lutheran Church. The Rev. Justin Panzer will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Linn, Kan.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, the No Place Like Home Animal Shelter or the Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund and left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, KS 67410 or left at the church.

George Samuel Picking

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — George Samuel Picking, 83, of Tulsa, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at his home.

He was born June 12, 1925, in Chapman, the son of George Almond and Elva (Lady) Picking. He attended school in Abilene.

He married Jeanette Forslund on Jan. 9, 1949, in Abilene.

Mr. Picking served in the United States Navy during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he worked for the Teamsters as a business agent retiring with more than 15 years of service.

He was a member of the Osage Hills Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Picking, of the home; a daughter, Michelle Swartz of Lone Grove, Okla.; a son, Brent Picking of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Elva Elliott of Detroit, Kan.; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2008, at Osage Hills Christian Church, 4500 W. Edison, Tulsa, Okla. Interment was in Floral Haven Memorial Park in Broken Arrow, Okla. Herschel Martin officiated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service, 211 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK 74063.

Clyde Myers

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008

Clyde Myers, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at the Sterling House I.

He was born Sept. 30, 1915, in the Holland community, the son of Emmert and Katherine (Hartman) Myers. He attended the Belle Valley Rural School.
He married Marvel Lockard on Sept. 24, 1939. Their entire married life was spent farming and operating a dairy in the Holland community. He also operated an Allis Chalmers dealership in Herington.

Survivors include one son, LaVerne Myers of Abilene; one daughter, Delila Day of Shawnee; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvel on March 17, 2004; two brothers, Frank and Ira Myers; and two sisters, Dorothy Varney and Edythe Duggan.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Norman officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery south of Holland.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt.?Pleasant Presbyterian Church or the Gideons and left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, KS 67410.

Lewis Beemer

Thursday, Aug 07, 2008

Lewis C. Beemer, 92, of Navarre, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Chapman Valley Manor, Chapman.

He was born March 29, 1916, at Hope, the son of Lewis L. and Amelia A. (Dinse) Beemer. He grew to manhood in the community of his birth, attended local schools and Hope High School.

He married Esther E. Stegeman on June 2, 1938, at College Hill Church. They lived in Littlefield, Texas, for two years before returning to Dickinson County to make their home.

Mr. Beemer was a farmer/stockman, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the New Basel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, Duane Beemer of Abilene, Rodney Beemer of Bennington, Daryl Beemer of Chapman and Roger Beemer of Hope, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, on Dec. 10, 2002; a great-grandson; five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the New Basel United Church of Christ, Pastor Erik Graefe officiating. Burial will be in Navarre Cemetery, Navarre. Friends may call at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene, until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chapman Valley Manor in his memory and left at the funeral home.

Janet Rodda

Friday, Aug 08, 2008

Janet M. Rodda, 46, of Abilene, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kansas.

She was born Oct. 13, 1961, at Colby, the daughter of Arthur and Julia (Mumm) Feldt. She grew to womanhood in Park, Kansas, attended local schools and graduated from Wheatland High School. She received her LPN degree from Colby Community College and her RN degree from Ft. Hays State University.

On May 24, 1986, she was united in marriage to Rick Rodda in Park. All their married life was spent in Abilene. She worked as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital, Abilene, for the past 22 years. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Abilene, where she served as parish nurse.

Surviving are her husband, Rick, of the home; one daughter, Amie Rodda, of the home; five brothers, Ron Feldt and wife Pam, Minneapolis, Kansas, Larry Feldt and wife Angie, Lenora, Kansas, Chuck Feldt and wife Judy, Colby, Kansas, her twin brother Jim Feldt and wife Deann, Abilene, Kansas, and Joe Feldt and wife Lillian, Hoisington, Kansas; three sisters, Linda Laevenstien and husband Jim of Hoxie, Kansas, Mary Sclensky and husband Monty, Hays, Kansas, and Judy Smith, Ogden, Kansas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jerry and a brother and sister, David and Diana, in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Abilene, Kansas, Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Fr. Henry Baxa officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Abilene.

A parish rosary will be recited at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene, Friday evening at 5 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Janet M. Rodda suggests that friends may contribute to the Janet Rodda Memorial Cancer Fund or a Scholarship Fund to be established in her memory. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.

William A. Guilfoyle

Saturday, Aug 09, 2008

William A. Guilfoyle, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Village Manor.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Herington, the son of Matt and Rhea Babcock Guilfoyle. He grew to manhood in Abilene and graduated in 1940 from Abilene High School.

He married Mabel Baker on Oct. 8, 1947. They made their home in Abilene all of their married life.

Mr. Guilfoyle entered the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart. He entered the University of Kansas and graduated in 1949 from the law school. He practiced law more than 50 years in Abilene.

He was a past president of the Abilene Elks Lodge, past president of the Brown Memorial Foundation, secretary of the Eisenhower Foundation, and a member of the Abilene Lions Club, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include one son, Bill Guilfoyle of Winter Park, Colo.; two daughters, Betsy Guilfoyle of Abilene, and Laura Miller of Port Neches, Texas; one brother, Jim Guilfoyle of Ellsworth; and one sister, Joanna Cassetta of Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel; one daughter, Ann Guilfoyle; one son, Jim Guilfoyle; one brother, Pat Guilfoyle; and two sisters, Elizabeth Zumbrunn and Naomi Nims.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Father Henry Baxa will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Mt. Joseph Cemetery.

A parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Dickinson County or the Alzheimers Foundation and left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, KS 67410.

Louis D. (Louie) Ryff

Saturday, Jun 21, 2008

Louis D. (Louie) Ryff, 91, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Enterprise Estates Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in the Elmo community, the son of John A. and Elvina Bethe Ryff. He attended Morley District 48 Rural School.

He married Doris Shane on Oct. 21, 1936. The early years of their married life were spent farming in the Elmo community. They moved in 1955 to a farm in the Enterprise community, before retiring and moving to Abilene in 1995.

Mr. Ryff was a self-employed auto mechanic. Previously, he worked for Shivers Motors, Ronald Rice Motors and Green Ford.

He was a member of the New Basel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Ryff of Abilene; and one son, Richard “Dick” Ryff of Abilene; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, on Feb. 2, 2008; one brother, Henry Ryff; and one grandson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, from the New Basel Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Norman officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Danner Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund and left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, KS 67410.

Linda Wood

Sunday, Jun 22, 2008

Linda Carol Wood, 61, Salina, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

Mrs. Wood was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 26, 1947, the daughter of the late William and Vinnie (Brock) Dowling.

She was a former Abilene resident.

She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Dockstader of Salina; a brother, Gary Wood of West Wendover, Nev.; five granddaughters and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy O’Brien
A memorial service will be at the family home at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas - McPherson 400 W. 4th McPherson, KS 67460.

Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina, is handling the arrangements.

Phillip James Scanlan

Sunday, Jun 22, 2008

CHAPMAN — The funeral Mass for Phillip James Scanlan has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Chapman, with Father Henry Baxa officiating.

The rosary and scripture vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Chapman.

Mr. Scanlan, 73, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. The Londeen Funeral Home, Chapman, is in charge of arrangements.

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