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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 189

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 11:53 a.m.

Mary A. Wyant
GOODLAND -- Mary A. Wyant, 55, Goodland, died Friday, June 11, 2004, as the result of an automobile crash.
Her mother, Aline M. Becker, and daughter, Christine M. Williams, died in the same crash.

Survivors include her husband, Charles of Goodland; two sons, Chuck and Craig, both of Wichita; two sisters, Berta Egan of Lakewood, Colo., and Rose Phillips of Menlo; three brothers, Eugene L. Becker of Goodland, Robert E. Becker of Hoxie and Donald Joseph Becker of Winona; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at Max Jones Fieldhouse, Goodland. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.

A vigil with a rosary said will be at 6 p.m. Mountain time today at the fieldhouse.

Memorials may be made to the Garrett and Caylee Williams Education Fund.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Mountain time today at Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735.

Theaus NormaLea Burris
HOISINGTON -- Theaus NormaLea Burris, 81, Hoisington, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

Mrs. Burris was born Theaus NormaLea Fox on March 7, 1923, in Great Bend. She and her husband formerly co-owned Burris Jewelry Store in Hoisington and she was a switchboard operator for United Van Lines in Fenton, Mo.

Her husband, Hugh G., died in 1995.

Survivors include two sons, James B. of Escondido, Calif., and David J. of Halls, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Hoisington. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or First Christian Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington 67544.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gladys Mae Thiel Haslouer
TOPEKA -- Gladys Mae Thiel Haslouer, 90, Topeka, formerly of Concordia and Enterprise, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Haslouer of Topeka; a son, Gerald E. of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Zachary of Las Vegas; and an aunt, Elsie Thiel of Gypsum.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Abilene. Burial will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, Abilene.

Memorials may be made to Mount St. Joseph Cemetery Tree Fund, in care of Great Plains Credit Union, 504 N. Buckeye, Abilene, 67410, or Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606-2800.

Visitation will be from after noon today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, were the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Velma Hempler
PHILLIPSBURG -- Velma Hempler, 103, Phillipsburg, died Saturday, July 31, 2004.

Miss Hempler was born Feb. 14, 1901, in Phillips County. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a niece, Judy Wright of Phillipsburg; and a great-niece, Peggy Hartsook of Ojai, Calif.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Phillips County.

Memorials may be made to Phillips County Hospital Long Term Care or Zion Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661.

Walter W. Kincheloe
ST. FRANCIS -- Walter W. Kincheloe, 73, St. Francis, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

Mr. Kincheloe was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Akron, Colo. He was a retired schoolteacher and stock clerk.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores of St. Francis; two sons, Gene of Evans, Colo., and Chad of Des Plaines, Ill.; a brother, Jesse of Cody, Wyo.; three sisters, Mary Minter of Wichita, Josette Kuntz of Otis, Colo., and Billie Mae Severin of Akron; and a grandson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will be later in St. John Church of Christ Cemetery, Idalia, Colo.

Memorials may be made to the Walter Kincheloe Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Knodel Funeral Home, 202 S. Benton, St. Francis 67756.

Cameron Alan McCall
RUSSELL -- Cameron Alan McCall, 4-month-old infant son of Audrey Leigh Mermis and Daniel Alan McCall, Russell, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

He was born March 10, 2004, in Hays.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Steve and Diana Mermis of Russell and Kathy McCall of Norfolk, Va.; his great-grandparents, Julia Mermis of Gorham, Nadine Bender of Andover, and Don and Bonnie McCall of Downs; and his great-great-grandmother, Kathryn Gruber of Tucson, Ariz.

A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Heise Memorial Chapel, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Cameron A. McCall Memorial Fund to be designated later, in care of the mortuary.

Monna Jean Pearson
FORT SCOTT -- Monna Jean Pearson, 61, Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, as the result of an automobile wreck.

Mrs. Pearson was born Monna Jean Haskins on May 28, 1943, in McPherson. She was a nurse for the Southwest Kansas Correctional Center in Fort Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Rich of the home; two daughters, Rita Holets of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Lisa Webb of Flower Mound, Texas; her mother, Jannie Haskins of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters, Lila Scroggins of Blossom, Texas, and Lou Hinkle of Salina; a brother, Forrest Haskins of Topeka; and 12 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Scott. Inurnment will be later in Lindsborg.

Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott 66701.

Evan L. Wendt
HERINGTON -- Evan L. Wendt, 81, Herington, died Saturday, July 31, 2004.

Mr. Wendt was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Woodbine, the son of Theodore and Irene (Traskowsky) Wendt. He was a helicopter mechanic for the civil service in Fort Riley. He married Ida Mae Graves on Jan. 22, 1953.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Harriett Poskey; a brother, Glenn Wendt; and a son, Steve Allen Wendt, in 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae of Herington; a son, Donald Wendt and wife Denise of Salina; a daughter, Jacqueline Sjodahl of Herington; a sister-in-law, Alice Wendt of Herington; five grandchildren, Kristin Wendt, Stephanie Wendt, Michael Sjodahl, Jessica Sjodahl and Michelle Wendt; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington, the Rev. Alix Pridgen officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, with complete military honors.

Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449-3038.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Claude Elmer Willard
HUTCHINSON -- Claude Elmer Willard, 84, Hutchinson, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, is handling arrangements.

Virgil W. "Warren" Achilles
McPHERSON -- Virgil W. "Warren" Achilles, 85, McPherson, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Mr. Achilles was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Copeland. He was chief gauger and dispatcher at National Cooperative Refinery Association in McPherson for 31 years, retiring in 1984.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda J. "Jean," of McPherson; a son, Stanley of Newton; four stepdaughters, Linda Herr of McPherson, Pat Goatley of Lorraine, Carol Goering of Moundridge and Susan Kendricks of Whitewater; a stepson, Jeffrey Baker of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Opal Carlson of Jefferson, Ore., and Deloris Williams of McPherson; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. Burial will be Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, McPherson County.

Memorials may be made to Old Main Street Church of Christ, 1701 Old Main Street, Newton, KS 67114.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Laura W. Ayres
HERINGTON -- Laura W. Ayres, 101, Herington, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.
Mrs. Ayres was born Laura W. Langhofer on June 24, 1903, at Hope. She was a homemaker and worked as a clerk at Boellings Pharmacy and later was a lunch room helper at Herington Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin H., in 1958; a daughter, Jean Goodman, in 1977; a son, Oscar Ayres, in 1995; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include two daughters, Muriel Ihde of Herington and Jessie Longhofer of Granbury, Texas; a brother, Alden Langhofer of Wichita; a sister, Selena Lay of Newton; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Herington. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Dickinson County Hospice, the Lutheran Home or the church, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449-3038.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Frank Ray Bennett
JENNINGS -- Frank Ray Bennett, 87, Jennings, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.

John A. Border
McPHERSON -- John A. Border, 87, McPherson, formerly of LaVale, Md., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.
Mr. Border was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Everett, Pa. He was a textile worker at Celanese Fiber Co. in LaVale for 28 years, then was a custodian for the Board of Education of Allegany County for six years.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Louise, of McPherson; three sons, Allen of Wichita, Joe of McPherson and Dan of Warsaw, N.Y.; a brother, Dave of Yuba City, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cedars Health Care Center, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, KS 67460.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Opal Boxum
DOWNS -- Opal Boxum, 92, Downs, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Mrs. Boxum was born Opal Miller on June 2, 1912, in Smith County. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in 1988, and a grandchild.

Survivors include two sons, Larry of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Norman of Evans, Colo; a daughter, Karen Herredsberg of Lebanon; two sisters, Fern Breakey of Pittsburg and Aileen Rannebeck of McMinnville, Ore.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dispatch Christian Reformed Church. Burial will be in Dispatch Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church.

There will be no visitation.

Domoney Funeral Home, P.O. box 127, Downs 67437, is handling arrangements.

Ladee Alyce Louise Counts
Ladee Alyce Louise Counts, 95, Salina, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004.
Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Dr. Charles Bicknell Creager
EMPORIA -- Dr. Charles Bicknell Creager, 79, Emporia, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.
Dr. Creager was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Bicknell, Ind. He was a professor of physics at Emporia State University for 13 years.

Survivors include his wife, Leona of Emporia; a son, Forrest C. of Topeka; two daughters, Melora M. Creager of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rachel A. Creager of Strong City; a brother, Bruce of Orange, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Davis of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Charles Creager Graduate Scholarship Fund, in care of Emporia State University or Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State, Emporia 66801.

Visitation will be until 10 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. The casket will remain closed at the service.

Shirley Darlene Fischer
ABILENE -- Shirley Darlene Fischer, 66, Abilene, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.

Leslie "Les" Robert Fleagle
CHAPMAN -- Leslie "Les" Robert Fleagle, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, is handling arrangements.

Algie "Doc" Harris
CLAY CENTER -- Algie "Doc" Harris, 75, Clay Center, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Mr. Harris was born May 10, 1929, in Idana. He worked for Gilmore-Tatge Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, of Clay Center; a son, Roy of Clay Center; and a brother, Anton of Clay Center.

A military graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Idana Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432.

Laurine Margarethe Holste
ATWOOD -- Laurine Margarethe Holste, 92, Atwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Miss Holste was born June 16, 1912, near Ludell. She was a homemaker, a child-care provider and worked at several cafes.

Survivors include five brothers, Gerhard of Atwood, Arthur H. of Redding, Calif., Herbert F. of Ludell, Herman M., location unknown, and Robert W. of Evansville, Ind.; and three sisters, Dorothy E. Lewis of Atwood and Edith S. Wasserman and Mary Ann Oelke, both of Hoxie.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Atwood. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ludell.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Pre-School, The Lutheran Hour or Good Samaritan Center.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Friday at the church.

Brantley Funeral Home, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67330, is handling arrangements.

Christian "Chris" Lindenman
HILL CITY -- Christian "Chris" Lindenman, 76, Hill City, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, Hill City, is handling arrangements.

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