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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 185

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 11:51 a.m.

Emma Marie Stuenkel
LINN -- Emma Marie Stuenkel, 91, Linn, formerly of Salina, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003.
Mrs. Stuenkel was born Emma Naegele on April 23, 1912, in Sylvan Grove. She owned and operated a beauty shop prior to her marriage.

Her husband, Walter Theodore, died in 1994.

Survivors include a son, Walter William of Linn.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lincoln Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2349 S. Ohio, Salina 67401.

Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th, Topeka 66604, is handling arrangements.

Pearl J. Vestal
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Pearl J. Vestal, 102, Homestead, formerly of Superior, Neb., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003.
Mrs. Vestal was born Pearl Van Meter on May 5, 1901, in Lovewell, Kan. She taught school for six years in the Mount Hope one-room school, and then was superintendent of Lovewell Grade School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay H.

Survivors include a daughter, Lois Burdette of Pennington, N.J.; a son, Dale of Homestead; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Lovewell.

Memorials may be made in care of the family.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Esther A. Von Lehe
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Esther A. Von Lehe, 87, North Platte, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003.
Mrs. Von Lehe was born Esther Ohlde on Sept. 10, 1916, in Palmer, Kan. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph, in 1998; and a son, Gene.

Survivors include three daughters, Janice Bagnell of North Platte, Judith Christian of Garden Grove, Calif., and Marita Lange of Manhattan, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Linn. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Linn.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Ward Funeral Home, 418 Fourth, Linn 66953.

Vera Jean Younggren
COUNCIL GROVE -- Vera Jean Younggren, 76, Council Grove, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003.
Mrs. Younggren was born Vera Jean Litke on Aug. 16, 1927, in rural Wabaunsee County. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Marion Leroy, died in 2000.

Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Zirkel and Carolyn Andres, both of Council Grove, Sherry Wilson of Cottonwood Falls and Pam Prather of Emporia; three sisters, Naomi Moran of Topeka, Ruth Livengood of Salina and Norma Stringer of Port Arthur, Texas; two brothers, Don Litke of Council Grove and Tom Litke of Abilene; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Flint Hills Apostolic Faith Church, Council Grove. Burial will follow in Sunny Slope Memorial Garden Cemetery, Council Grove.

Memorials may be made to the church or Morris County

4-H Foundation in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, 137 N. Union, Council Grove 66846.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Cyril Pete Berens
VICTORIA -- Cyril Pete Berens, 77, Victoria, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Mr. Berens was born May 8, 1926, at Walker. He was a retired maintenance worker at Commerce Bank in Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Jane, in 1971; and a stepson, Gerald A. Bounds.

Survivors include a son, Gregory A. of Monett, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Joyce Holler of Independence, Mo.; a brother, Ralph of Hays; a sister, Caroline Schmidt of Salina; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Walker. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Walker.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671.

Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Cemetery or for masses.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

David J. Christenson
SAN ANTONIO -- David J. Christenson, 59, San Antonio, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chaput-Buoy Chapel, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Blachly and Buoy Funeral Home, Third and Walnut, Jamestown and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Chaput-Buoy Chapel, Concordia.

Wanda M. Trapp Clarke
WICHITA -- Wanda M. Trapp Clarke, 65, Wichita, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Mrs. Clarke was born Wanda M. Martin on Nov. 19, 1938, at Kansas City, Mo. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James J. Trapp, in 1989.

Survivors include her husband, C. Erick Sr. of the home; three sons, Greg Trapp of Lee's Summit, Mo., Quinn Trapp of Marion and Mike Trapp of Herington; a daughter, Debra Beam of Herington; two stepsons, Charles "Chuck" Jr. and Jimmy, both of Taunton, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Ricelle Worley of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Alvin Martin of Paola and Gerald Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Hazel Wendt of Herington; and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John's Catholic Church, Herington. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Herington.

A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson Cancer Center at Kansas State University, 1 Chalmers Hall, Manhattan, or in care of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Floyd M. Clary
BOGUE -- Floyd M. Clary, 85, Bogue, died Friday Jan. 23, 2004.
Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City, is handling arrangements.

Richard J. "Dick" Courter
Richard J. "Dick" Courter, 88, Salina, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Mr. Courter was born Feb. 6, 1915, at Dresden. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University, with a business administration degree. He married Inga E. Leece on Oct. 9, 1937, in Munden. He was co-owner and vice president of the Royal Tire Company in Salina for 30 years. He was also a 50-year member and past president and chairman of the sight and hearing committee of Downtown Lions Club. He was a charter member and board member of OCCK and a volunteer and chairman of the Advisory Board of RSVP, all in Salina. He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Sgt. in the Pacific Theater during World War II. In 1998, he received the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award. In 1990, he received the Alumni Service Award from Kansas Wesleyan University and the St. Francis Award from St. Francis Boys Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inga E., in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Anne E.; two sons Richard E. "Dick" and Bruce L., both of Salina; his brother John F. of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Eleanor Switzer of Concordia; and a grandson, Richard F. of Canon City, Colo.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Salina. A private family burial service will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or OCCK.

Vistitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

Gerald Duane "Jerry" Cousins
Gerald Duane "Jerry" Cousins, 56, Salina, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Helen V. Cowing
WAKEFIELD -- Helen V. Cowing, 75, Wakefield, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Mrs. Cowing was born Helen V. Rock on Oct. 15, 1928, at Clay Center.

Survivors include her husband, Roy of the home; two daughters, Rosemary Gonser of Clay Center and Valerie Thatcher of Green; a son, Denis Southerland of Gaines-ville, Texas; two sisters, Edith McIntyre and Jane Gennett, both of Clay Center; two brothers, Normon Rock of Deming, N.M., and Loren Rock of Marquette; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St., Clay Center 67432. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.

Memorials may be made to the Helen Cowing Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gladys "Gerry" Crawford
CLAY CENTER -- Gladys "Gerry" Crawford, 93, Clay Center, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Mrs. Crawford was born Gladys Gilbert on July 31, 1910, at Lincoln County, Colo. She was a teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1981.

Survivors include a brother, Floyd Gilbert of Villages, Fla.; and three sister-in-laws, Lavonne Anderson and Charlotte Gilbert, both of Clay Center, and Grace of Salina.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Clay Center. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.

Memorials may be made to Clay Center United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th Street, Clay Center 67432.

Ervin Lawerence Eldridge
Ervin Lawerence Eldridge, 81, Salina, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.
Mr. Eldridge was born April 3, 1922, at Waverly, Ill. He was a retired security officer for the MGM Grand Hotel. He enlisted in the army in Oct. 1943. He served in three wars, WWII, the Korean War and had two tours in Vietnam. He was with the 88th Infantry Division in Italy. He was a parachute glider and senior jumper with the 11th Airborne Division. He was a member of the Army/Europe Intelligence Division. He served with the 54th Infantry Division Davy Crockett Section and Fort Riley's "Big Red One" during Vietnam. He was the advisor to the Army National Guard before retiring in 1967. He was also a life member of the American Legion, VFW and the DAV.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a daughter, Beverly of Salina; and two adopted daughters, Janet Guerrero and Carolyn Jo Walker, both of Salina.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. A private family burial will be held.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina.

There will be no visitation.

Anna Frances Fitzgerald
ELLIS -- Anna Frances Fitzgerald, 97, Ellis, died Friday Jan. 23, 2004.
Mrs. Fitzgerald was born Anna Frances Fuller on July 27, 1906, at Ellis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Allen, in 1970.

Survivors include a son, Terry of Phoenix; a daughter, Kay Shaw of Olathe; a sister, Marlaine Keller of Ellis; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wasinger Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis 67637. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis. Memorials may be made to Railroad Parks Memorial.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Harry C. Foster
CLAFLIN -- Harry C. Foster, 88, Claflin, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Mr. Foster was born Sept. 8, 1915, at Wilson. He was a farmer and a stockman.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, James A. of Salina and Jack E. of Leawood; two daughters, Virginia Sayler of Lawrence and Marilyn Kirk of Evanston, Ill.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Claflin. Burial will be in Claflin Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Claflin Ambulance Fund, in care of the Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Dennis W. Gambrel
McPHERSON -- Dennis W. Gambrel, 46, McPherson, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Mr. Gambrel was born Aug. 24, 1957, at Cleveland, Ohio. He was a welder for Femco, Inc. of McPherson.

Survivors include his wife, Lind Lemus, of the home; a brother, Jody of McPherson; a stepson, Kelly Villalobos of McPherson; a stepdaughter, Janet Lemus of McPherson; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.

Memorials may be made to McPherson High School football program.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends.

Donna L. Gustin
HUTCHINSON -- Donna L. Gustin, 71, Hutchinson, died Dec. 9, 2003.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Free Church, Burlington, Colo. Burial with graveside honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Reno County or Dynamic Dimensions, Inc. of Burlington, Colo., both in care of the Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501.

There will be no visitation.

George W. Gustin
HUTCHINSON -- George W. Gustin, 76, Hutchinson, died Dec. 11, 2003.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Free Church, Burlington, Colo. Burial with graveside honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Reno County or Dynamic Dimensions, Inc. of Burlington, Colo., both in care of the Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501.

There will be no visitation.

Kathi K. Hapke
COLBY -- Kathi K. Hapke, 61, Colby, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Harrison Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements.

Betty Ann Hartzell
LINCOLN -- Betty Ann Hartzell, 71, Lincoln, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, is handling arrangements.

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