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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 12:00 p.m.

Kay Loren Reeves
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Kay Loren Reeves, 79, Colorado Springs, formerly of Atwood, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005.

Mr. Reeves was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Atwood, Kan. He was a farmer and aerial sprayer and former owner of Reeves Fumigation and Pest Control Co.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L., of Colorado Springs and her children, Mark Brad and Sarah Buhler; two sons, Dr. Richard “Dick” Reeves of Clay Center, Kan., and Dr. James “Jim” Reeves of Atwood, Kan.; a daughter, Virginia Kay “Ginger” Reeves of Atwood, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Atwood, Kan. Burial will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery, with fraternal rites by Masonic Lodge 164 AF&AM and military honors by American Legion Sam Hubbard Post 46, Atwood, Kan.

Memorials may be made to Atwood Airport Fund and Rawlins County Ambulance Fund.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atwood, KS 67730, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Helen M. Schwartzman
TAMPA — Helen M. Schwartzman, 98, Tampa, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

Mrs. Schwartzman was born Helen M. Pospisil on Aug. 18, 1906, in Lost Springs. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, William “Bill”, died in 1990.

Survivors include three sons, John of Salina, Leroy of St. Louis and Wayne of Park City; two daughters, Helen Jean McGonigle of Wichita and Geraldine Noonan of Dallas; a brother, Emil Pospisil of Wichita; four sisters, Evelyn Strecker of Lost Springs, Stella Kohler of Silver Springs, Md., Victoria Zell of Shelby, Mont., and Lorena Pospisil of Libuse, La.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish), Tampa. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tampa.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861.

Memorials may be made to the church Altar Society.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alvin C. “Fluff Sjolander
SCANDIA — Alvin C. “Fluff” Sjolander, 82, Scandia, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements.

Brenda Ann Stephens
HOISINGTON — Brenda Ann Stephens, 44, Hoisington, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

Mrs. Stephens was born Brenda Ann Akins on Dec. 12, 1960, in Hutchinson. She was a technical manager and a photographer.

Survivors include her father, Raymond Akins, of Hutchinson; her mother and stepfather, Leta and Alan Ochs, of Hoisington; a son, Tigie Stephens of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three brothers, Wendel L. Akins, Mike Akins and Orlin Akins; five sisters, Ruby Akins, Mary Leshore, Linda Bayse, Justine Ochs and Angela Grissom; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at House of Faith, Hoisington.

Memorials may be made to Brenda Ann Stephens’ Expense Fund, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington 67544.

There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Margaret H. Wakley
LAKELAND, Fla. — Margaret H. Wakley, 81, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.

Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Hugo Wendt
HERINGTON — Hugo Wendt, 88, Herington, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

Mr. Wendt was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Latimer. He was a plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi, of Abilene; two sons, Roger of Herington and Rick of Leon; two daughters, Phyllis Mackovic of LaQuinta, Calif., and Pam Holt of Plano, Texas; two brothers, Percy of Latimer and Cecil of Herington; three sisters, Eleamae Krauss of Herington, Trula Diamond of Lamar, Mo., and Barbara Weatherman of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Roma L. Bowersox
BELLEVILLE — Roma L. Bowersox, 72, Belleville, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.

Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements.

Chassidy Breese
LOGAN — Chassidy Breese, 16, Logan, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.

Miss Breese was born April 23, 1988, in Norton. She was a student at Logan High School.

Survivors include her parents, Nancy and Doug Molzahn of Agra and Randy Breese of Logan; four brothers, Dustin Breese of Densmore, Brady Breese of Logan, and Brody Molzahn and Terek Molzahn, both of Agra; and a sister, Brandy Archer of Colby.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Logan Christian Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.

Memorials may be made to Chassidy Breese Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Jeff Chestnut
PHILLIPSBURG — Jeff Chestnut, 19, rural Phillipsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.

Mr. Chestnut was born May 4, 1985, in Phillipsburg. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his parents, Brenda and Dennis Chestnut of Phillipsburg; two brothers, Scotty and Payton, both of Phillipsburg; and three sisters, Kati Chestnut and Jami Reed, both of Phillipsburg, and Jodi Wilkison of Logan.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Logan Christian Church. Burial will be in Chestnut Cemetery, Phillips County.

Memorials may be made to Jeff Chestnut Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Randy Burke Combs
HAYS — Randy Burke Combs, 51, Hays, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Mr. Combs was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Emporia. He was a self-employed construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy of the home; his father, Bud of Burlington; his mother, Beverly Combs of Bella Vista, Ark.; two stepdaughters, Andrea McGinnis and Bailey Coberly, both of Hays; two brothers, Kim of Derby and Todd of Burlington; a sister, Kristie Reincke of Kansas City, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to Randy Combs Memorial Fund.

Aaron N. DuMars
LINDSBORG — Aaron N. DuMars, 75, Lindsborg, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.

Hays-Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg, is handling arrangements.

Anna E. Eickmann
DESHLER, Neb. — Anna E. Eickmann, 96, Deshler, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Miss Eickmann was born June 13, 1908, in Red Cedar, Wis. She worked at the Deshler Rustler newspaper for more than 60 years.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Deshler. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials have been established.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Ahrendts Funeral Home, 315 First, Deshler, NE 68340.

Dyas E. Farres
LATIMER — Dyas E. Farres, 90, Latimer, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

Mr. Farres was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Woodbine. He was a farmer, a mechanic and worked for Morris County.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of the home; a son, Dave of White City; a brother, Mitchell of Salina; five sisters, Opal Holscher and Rose Watt, both of Tulare, Calif., Joan Roehrman of Kanopolis, and Oneda Jahnke and Charmaine Oesterreich, both of Woodbine; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Lauri Hoffman
LAWRENCE — Lauri Hoffman, 49, Lawrence, formerly of Russell, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.

Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, Russell, is handling arrangements.

Theresa Marie “Terri Johnson
BALDWIN CITY — Theresa Marie “Terri” Johnson, 53, Baldwin City, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 20, 1951, in Salina, the daughter of Joe and Ida Knoll. She graduated from Solomon High School in 1970 and received a degree in English from Kansas University. She was a publicity and continuity director at KINA radio station in Salina, was an underwriter at KANU public radio station in Lawrence, a professional writer for the engineering firm O’Brien and Gier in Syracuse, N.Y., and worked as a fund-raiser for Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tenn. In 1991, she moved back to Kansas where she was director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the Kansas University Endowment Association and later held positions at KUEA as the senior director of the CLAS, and most recently as the director of special projects. She was a staff counselor and on the board of directors for the Headquarters Counseling Center. She married John Kelly Johnson on Aug. 22, 1981.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Joe; and a brother, Larry.

Survivors include her husband, Kelly of the home; a daughter, Cheri Marie Thomas and husband Kent of Camas, Wash.; two sons, Lucas Kelly Johnson of Lawrence and Alex Michael Johnson of the home; two granddaughters, Emily Catherine Thomas and Hanna Jo Thomas, both of Camas; a sister, Shirley Knoll of Wichita; two brothers, Tom Knoll of Salina and Mark Knoll of Baldwin City; six nieces, Kayla, Katie, Maddie, McKaley, Andrea and Ashley; and four nephews, Nathan, Ben, Tim and Taylor.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Inurnment will be later in Deerfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or Hospice Care in Douglas County, in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.

Wayne S. McClure
NELSON, Neb. — Wayne S. McClure, 84, Nelson, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

Mr. McClure was born Nov. 2, 1920, near Rosiland. He was a farmer and a feed salesman for Moorman’s Feed Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edythe, in 1998; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, Gary of Nelson and Allen of Hastings; four daughters, Jayne Brown of Friend, Ruth Watts of Fairfield, Betty Kilmer of Hastings and Kay McClure of Juniata; two brothers, Gerald of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Gayle of Hastings; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Nelson. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, 446 S. Main, Nelson 68961.

Condolences may be sent to www.pricefuneralhomes.com.

Elmer Michaelis
WaKEENEY — Elmer Michaelis, 80, WaKeeney, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

Mr. Michaelis was born Sept. 8, 1924, in rural WaKeeney. He was an electrical contractor, retiring in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Frances of the home; a son, Tye Allen Michaelis of Topeka; a daughter, Arla Kay Homburg of Quinter; a sister, Linda Rogers of Worland, Wyo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery, with military rites by Fort Riley Color Guard.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Home, Bethlehem Lutheran Home or Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund, in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Avis K. Miller
Avis K. Miller, 90, Salina, formerly of Abilene, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Mrs. Miller was born Avis K. Klover on July 8, 1914, in Abilene. She had been employed by Abilene High School and Boeing Aircraft in Wichita.

Her husband, Charley, died in 1981.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine A. Ulman of Salina; and a sister, Helen Pepper of Abilene.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Abilene. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Danner Funeral Home, Box 758, Abilene 67410.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

Harry W. Miller
HERINGTON — Harry W. Miller, 92, Herington, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.

Mr. Miller was born March 14, 1912, in Wilsey. He was a farmer and stockman.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerna of the home; four daughters, Doris Cain of Newton, Delores Fisher and Carol Riffel, both of Herington, and Phyllis Haefner of Buffalo, Okla.; a brother, Donald L. of Herington; a sister, Margaret Ann Dixon of Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hebron Lutheran Church, Burdick. Burial will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gifts for Life at the Herington Municipal Hospital or Lutheran Home, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.

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

Harold E. Peck
GOODLAND — Harold E. Peck, 75, Goodland, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Bateman Funeral Home, Goodland, is handling arrangements.

Doris M. Schultz
BRUNING, Neb. — Doris M. Schultz, 81, Bruning, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Mrs. Schultz was born Doris Mae Gress on Feb. 11, 1923, in Guide Rock. She worked for Burlington Railroad for 40 years.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard of Bruning; a daughter, Carol Miller of Bellevue; a son, Gary Robert Schultz of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Maxine Diehl of Superior; and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, Nelson. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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