Agnes I. Holzmeister
HAYS — Agnes I. Holzmeister, 100, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Mrs. Holzmeister was born Agnes I. Leiker on May 21, 1904, in Munjor. She was a sales clerk at Wiesner’s Department Store, Hays, prior to her retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherel Wingard of Valencia, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Church, Hays. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hays.
There will be an Altar Society and Christian Mothers rosary at 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Daughter of Isabella rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays 67601.
Memorials may be made to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Hays.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the chapel.
James E. Lawson
AGENDA — James E. Lawson, 77, Agenda, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004.
Mr. Lawson was born April 9, 1927, in rural Cuba. He was a retired Republic County Highway Department employee.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie M., of Agenda; three sons, Robert J., Randy G. and Alan W., all of Agenda; two daughters, Eloise A. Broughton of Millsap, Texas, and Teresa Mahan of Mineral Wells, Texas; two sisters, Barbara Reynolds and Gloria Kolman, both of Cuba; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Agenda Cemetery. Inurnment will be in Agenda Cemetery, with Masonic service by Cuba Masonic Lodge 362 and military service by William Fleming American Legion Post 345, Cuba.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cuba Masonic Lodge 362 AF&AM.
Sister Georgina Maher
CONCORDIA — Sister Georgina Maher, 101, Concordia, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Sister Maher was born Gertrude Catherine on Feb. 8, 1903, in Monett, Mo. She retired from teaching in 1987.
A Bible vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Nazarene Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will be in Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care Retirement Fund or Apostolic Works of the Sisters, Box 279, Concordia 66901.
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia, is handling arrangements.
Camilla Rose McCoy
GOODLAND — Camilla Rose McCoy, 77, Goodland, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Pauls Funeral Home, Selden, is handling arrangements.
Lydia L. McMullen
PLAINVILLE — Lydia L. McMullen, 89, Plainville, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004.
Mrs. McMullen was born Lydia L. Lang on June 27, 1915, in Ellis. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1979; and a son, Patrick, in 2001.
Survivors include a son, David of Courtland; a daughter-in-law, Karen of Plainville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.
A Ladies Guild rosary will be said at 3 p.m. Sunday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663 with a parish vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart School or to House Calls of HMC Home Health & Hospice, in care of the funeral chapel.
ATWOOD — Gordon Minney, 93, Atwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004.
Mr. Minney was born July 21, 1911, in Rawlins County. He was a farmer and rancher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; a son, Jeff; and a daughter, Dede Minney.
Survivors include two sons, Mike and Brad, both of Fort Collins, Colo.; and a daughter, Patrice of Pretty Prairie.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Brantley Funeral Home, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67330. Burial will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rawlins County Historical Society.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home.
Delores J. Montgomery
PLEASANTON — Delores J. Montgomery, 74, Pleasanton, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Mrs. Montgomery was born Delores J. Schoshke on Feb. 16, 1930, in Lincoln County. She was a seamstress with Braemoor prior to retiring.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee, in 2003; and an infant daughter.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Dennis of Mound City and Neta Leonard of Pleasanton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home Chapel, 816 Main, Pleasanton 66075. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Fort Scott.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
WICHITA — Kathleen Park, 65, Wichita, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004.
Ms. Park was born on Aug. 17, 1939, in Wichita to C. Walter and Margaret (Deines) Park.
She received her undergraduate degree in speech pathology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She worked as a speech pathologist for the hearing impaired in the Wichita school system for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include a brother, Roger Park and wife Carol of Marshfield, Wis.; two nieces, Karen and Jessica; a nephew, Nicholas; and her friend, Guy Waldo.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Central Christian Church, Wichita.
Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita 67202; America Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132; or Wichita Radio Reading Service for the Blind at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita 67260.
Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, 6555 E. Central, Wichita 67206, is handling arrangements.
Ralph G. Peck
BUNKER HILL — Ralph G. Peck, 88, Bunker Hill, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004.
Pohlman-Heise Mortuary & Monuments, Russell, is handling arrangements.
Bernice L. Porter
Bernice L. Porter, 76, Salina, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Mrs. Porter was born Bernice L. Falk on Oct. 31, 1928, in Alta Vista. She was the owner of Nature’s Place Health Food, Salina.
She attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Salina.
She was married to Samuel Mills Porter on Oct. 11, 1953, in Manhattan. He preceded her in death in 1985.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lester Falk; and a sister, Gladys Mayer.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Waters and husband Jim of Salina; a son, Del L. of Salina; three grandsons, Steven J. Waters of Alexandria, Va., and Scott S. Waters and Chris A. Porter, both of Salina; and two granddaughters, Jamie L. Porter and Jennifer L. Waters, both of Salina.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Andrew Gardner officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Wilsey Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Coronado Area Council Boy Scouts of America, 644 S. Ohio, Salina.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Kevin Douglas Rous
VICTORIA — Kevin Douglas Rous, 28, Victoria, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Cline’s Mortuary, Hays, is handling arrangements.
Harold D. Sibley
BELOIT — Harold D. Sibley, 84, Beloit, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004.
Mr. Sibley was born April 18, 1920, in Beloit. He was a carpet installer.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Richard Peterson, Harold Sibley and Rory Sibley.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; six sons, Frederick Sibley and Randy Sibley, both of Beloit, Rex Sibley of Scottsville, Ray Sibley of Fayetteville, N.C., Gary Sibley of Red Cloud, Neb., and Jesse Peterson II of Alexandria, La.; six daughters, Janis Pelc of Hastings, Neb., Barbara Anderson of Lincoln, Neb., Carol Thompson of Beloit, Rose Hearen of Tomball, Texas, Diane Jones of Oxford, Neb., and June Ellis of Great Bend; 37 grandchildren, Jesse Peterson III, Lynae Lewis, Kyla Clark, Brett Peterson, Keri Nissen, Kris Koch, Ashley Adolf, Chad Thompson, Suzann Thompson, Robert Sibley, Mikel Smith, Amy Bottom, Travis Lowery, Shawn Miller, Heather Sibley, Rex Samuel Sibley, Rory Sibley, Ryan Sibley, Kristy Wallace, Kelly Denison, Remington Hearen, Chelsey Hearen, Alicia Miller, Erin Jones, Jessica Jones, Gara Sibley, Jared Sibley, Joshua Ellis, Tyler Ellis, Matthew Ellis, Joshua St. John, Michael Sibley, Kara Sibley, Anthony Sibley, Mariah Sibley, Samantha Sibley and Madison Sibley; 18 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Stella Jay of Clearfield, Utah, and Doris Hunter and Ruth Sibley, both of Ogden, Utah.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Harold Sibley Memorial Fund or Zion Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Veryle J. Ward
KENSINGTON — Veryle J. Ward, 86, Kensington, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Mr. Ward was born July 20, 1918, in Kensington. He was a farmer.
Survivors include two sisters, Phyllis Edelen of Golden, Colo., and Shirley Winkelmann of Libby, Mont.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery, Smith County.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Services.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.
Helen E. Anschutz
RUSSELL — Helen E. Anschutz, 90, Russell, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004.
Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell, is handling arrangements.
Wayne M. Beemer
SOLOMON — Wayne M. Beemer, 76, Solomon, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.
Mr. Beemer was born Sept. 14, 1928, south of Abilene. He farmed for several years and managed service stations in Solomon and Salina, retiring in 2002.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma, of Solomon; a son, Dan of Great Bend; three daughters, Glenda Singleton of Denver, Jan Beemer of Wichita and Sharon Keenan of Houston; four stepsons, Dennis Rector of Great Bend, Larry Rector of Topeka, Randall Rector of Wichita and Steven Rector of Seattle; a stepdaughter, Deborah Edwards of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Betty Cox of Missouri and Velma Howie of Salina; two brothers, Wilbur of Tucson, Ariz., and Maynard of Menasha, Wis.; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, or left at the church.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Henry A. Bender
RUSSELL — Henry A. Bender, 81, Russell, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.
Mr. Bender was born April 4, 1923, north of Russell. He was a farmer and stockman.
Survivors include his wife, Marceline, of the home; two sons, Michael of Sterling and Richard of Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Margaret Mai of Yuma, Ariz., and Nancy Underwood of Russell; a brother, Fritz of Yuma, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty Moss of Hutchinson and Mary Bridges of Russell; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals or the church in care of Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dale E. Bishop
ABILENE— Dale E. Bishop, 67, Abilene, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004.
Mr. Bishop was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Portland, Ore. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include two daughters, Coa Buckle of Denver City, Texas, and Kathy Thomas of Conroe, Texas; a son, William of Lovelady, Texas; two brothers, Danny Bishop of Kansas City, Kan., and Tom Klassen of Hutchinson; two sisters, Nancy Leonard of Entiat, Wash., and Dorene Fuqua of Council Grove; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be until the service today at the funeral home.
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Edward J. Fink Jr
AGRA — Edward J. Fink Jr., 73, Agra, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.
Mr. Fink was born Dec. 7, 1931, in Kensington. He was a retired mechanic at Tamko Roofing Products, Phillipsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 1996.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Ethel Bruch of Kingman; three brothers, Ralph of Phillipsburg, Robert of McPherson, and Louie of Loveland, Colo.; two sisters, Betty Davis of Anna, Ill., and Irene Tucker of Fort Smith, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Burial wil be in Agra Cemetery, with military honors by Agra American Legion Post No. 357.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or Hospice Services.
Visitation wil be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.