James Kenneth Brown Sr. (1917-2005)
James Kenneth Brown Sr., 88, Ellsworth, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 9, 1917, at Steffenville, Mo., to Charlie and Meta Pugh Brown. His step mother was Lily Hougland Smoot. He moved from Wichita to Ellsworth in 2001. He worked at several companies as a pipe fitter through Wichita Local 171 Union. He also was a veteran of the Army-Air Force and a
member of the Westside Methodist Church, Wichita, and Albert Pike Lodge AF & AM 303. He married Clara A. Rogers Jan. 20, 1940, at Concordia. She survivors. Other survivors include two sons, James K. Jr. of Salina and Michael R. of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Judith A. Gebhardt of Kanopolis and Carolyn K. Breceda of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four step-brothers, Noel, Oren, Marion and Bryan Smoot; and a step sister, Pansy Barrett. The funeral was Saturday at Parsons Funeral Home, Pastor Linda Toms and Jim Morford officiating. Burial was in Kanopolis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Ellsworth; the Ellsworth County Medical Center or the Good Samaritan Retirement Village.
Harlan Herb Mall (1930-2005)
Harlan Herb Mall, 75, Ellsworth, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Mall was born June 4, 1930, at Oak Hill to Edwin William and Elizabeth K. Fisher Mall. He moved from Beloit to Ellsworth in 1986. He was a Duckwall Store manager for 35 years in Lawrence, Junction City, Topeka, Beloit, Lincoln, Osborne and Ellsworth. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He married Wilma Knox Feb. 5, 1950, at Abilene. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Nancy DeWeese of Pratt and Julie Seyfert of Beloit; a sister, Leona Olsen of Topeka; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leon Bud, Kenneth and Eugene; sisters, Maxine Dieffenbaugh and Juanita Lillich; and an infant sister, Katherine. The funeral was 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Pastor Linda Toms officiating. Burial was 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Prairie Dale Cemetery, Talmage. Memorials may be made to the church. Parsons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Amanda H. ‘Mandy’ Mog (1910-2005)
WILSON — Amanda H. “Mandy” Mog, 95, Wilson, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. Mrs. Mog was born May 12, 1910, at Geneseo to Fred and Hattie Henry Huseman. She lived her entire life in Ellsworth County, where she was a homemaker. She also was a member of the Geneseo Methodist Church. She married Ira Mog, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Bert, John and Billie; and two sisters, Lena and Bessie. Survivors include a son, Robert, of Wilson; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The graveside service was Saturday in Wilson City Cemetery, Pastor Kris Bair officiating. Memorials may be made to the Wilson Nursing Center or the Wilson Methodist Church. Foster Mortuary, Wilson, was in charge of arrangements.
Marlene Nelson (1932-2005)
Marlene Nelson, 73, Ellsworth, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Nelson was born April 22, 1932, at Minneapolis to William F. and Mabel Disney Harlow. In 1993, she moved to Ellsworth from Marquette. She was a homemaker and retired as head cook at USD 400, Marquette, and as an operator at Westinghouse Lighting, Salina. She was a member of the General Federated Womens Club and the Starlight Literary Club, both at Marquette, and the United Methodist Church, Ellsworth. She married Wayne F. Nelson Dec. 26, 1951, at Salina. He survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Bonita J. DeWitt of Falun, Marita W. Grogg and Mary Marston, both of Ellsworth; a son, Donald W. Nelson of Paola; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Pastor Linda Toms officiating. Burial was in Culver Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the United Methodist Youth. Parsons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Marie Vanek (1925-2005)
CARNEIRO — Virginia Marie Vanek, 80, Carneiro, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at the Smoky Hill Rehab Center, Salina. Mrs. Vanek was born June 23, 1925, in Saline County to Raymond C. and Evelyn Sheridan Walker. She was a lifetime resident of Carneiro, where she was an executive manager for 31 years for Tupperware sales. She was a member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth. She married Cirel A. Vanek Aug. 18, 1942, at Ellsworth. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Sue, in 1988, and a grandson, Kevin, in 2004. Survivors include four sons, Albert of Carneiro, Jim of Ellsworth, Mike of Kanopolis and Ernie of Junction City; a daughter, Evelyn Vanek of Salina; four brothers, Ray, Don and Bill Walker, all of Brookville, and Duane Walker of Canton; five sisters, Helen Pflughoeft of Ellsworth, Berneice Zimmerman of North Platte, Neb., and Geri Elam, Ernestine Allen and Dixie Walker, all of Salina; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Father Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial was in Carneiro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Carneiro Webster Hall or Rolling Hills Wildlife Refuge. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara N. Furgason (1933-2005)
HUTCHINSON — Barbara N. Furgason, 72, Hutchinson, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005. Mrs. Furgason was born July 30, 1933, at Pratt to Boyde W. and Vivian M. Wirth Gilham. In 1966, she moved from Pratt to Hutchinson, where she worked for Tech until 1992. Survivors include a son, Gary of Ellsworth; two daughters, Marva Martin of Hutchinson and Amy Furgason of Orchards, Wash.; her mother of Pratt; a brother, Steven Gilham of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Sandra Luders of Longmont, Colo.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and two sons, Terry and Douglas. The body was cremated. A private family memorial service will be planned later. Memorials may be sent to Hospice House in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501.
James Edward ‘Jim’ Kaiser (1950-2005)
James Edward “Jim” Kaiser, 55, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. Mr. Kaiser was born Jan. 10, 1950, at Great Bend. Survivors include two sisters, Ann Kaiser-Spears of Nashville, Tenn., and Kathryn Bailey of Ellsworth. The funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellinwood. Burial was in Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood. Memorials may be made to Mosaic of Ellsworth. Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, was in charge of arrangements.
Eugene T. Seyfert (1926-2005)
HUNTER — Eugene T. Seyfert, 79, Hunter, died Monday, Dec. 5, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mr. Seyfert was born Sept. 23, 1926, at Claflin. He was a farmer and dirt contractor. Survivors include his wife, Catherine C., of the home; a son, Terry of Beloit; four daughters, Cherie Simmons of Beloit, Shirley Beuerlein of Benton, Janice Kastner of Greenwich and Sharon Dohe of Lincoln; four brothers,
Donald Seyfert of Colby, Ivan Seyfert of Salina, Dale Seyfert of Claflin and Kenneth Seyfert of Hoisington; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral is at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton. Burial will be in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Hunter. There also was a parish vigil at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor’s choice. McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420, was in charge of arrangements.
Graham C. Frevert (1929-2005)
TOPEKA — Graham C. Frevert, 75, Topeka, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005. Mr. Frevert was born Dec. 12, 1929, at Great Bend to Melvin and Thelma Stratmann Frevert. For the past 40 years, he lived in Topeka, where he was a civil engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He married Yvonne King. Survivors include a son, Chris Frevert of Fort Collins, Colo.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Frevert. The funeral was Friday at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood, Pastor John Sharp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, was in charge of arrangements.
Willard E. Hoss (1937-2005)
Willard E. Hoss, 67, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Hoss was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Ellsworth County to Harold and Helen White Hoss. He was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, where he worked as a powderman for Independent Salt, Kanopolis. He was a member of Steelworkers Union 12788 and the United Methodist Church, Kanopolis, and a retired volunteer firefighter for Kanopolis. He married Marilyn Kay Eshe June 4, 1960. She died in 1986, Survivors include a son, Terry Hoss of Kanopolis; a daughter, Judith Root of Frederick; a brother, Melvin Hoss of Kanopolis; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral was Wednesday at Parsons Funeral Home, Pastor Stephen Holmes officiating. Burial was in Buckeye Cemetery, rural Kanopolis. Memorials may be made to the Ellsworth Senior Center or the Kanopolis Fire Department.
Doyle Urban (1925-2005)
Doyle Urban, 80, Sylvan Grove, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. Mr. Urban was born Aug. 13, 1925, at Sylvan Grove. He was an oil field driller and upon his retirement, became parts manager for Cox Grain, Bush, Colo. He retired again in 1994, this time to Sylvan Grove. He was a life member of Ellsworth VFW Post 6485 and American Legion Post 359, Sylvan Grove. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, in 2004, and a son, Doyle Jr., in 1952. Survivors include two sons, Dale of Casper, Wyo., and George of Ellsworth; two daughters, Sharon Ringler of Sylvan Grove and Linda Cox of Claflin; two brothers, Richard K. of Ellsworth and Frank N. of Adrian, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Grove. Burial was in Sylvan Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the church or American Legion Post 359, Sylvan Grove. Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove, was in charge of arrangements.