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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 220

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 12:32 p.m.

Eugene Eldon Lockhart
GREENLEAF - Eugene Eldon Lockhart, 83, Greenleaf, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

Mr. Lockhart was born May 5, 1922, in Corning. He was a carpenter in the Denver area.

Survivors include three sons, Steven Eugene of Wyoming, Gregg Alan of Hawaii and Mark William of Texas.

His body was donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Inurnment of the ashes will be at a later date in Mount James Cemetery, Greenleaf.

Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, is handling arrangements.

Maxim E. "Max" Newell
DAMAR - Maxim E. "Max" Newell, 66, Damar, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

Mr. Newell was born June 14, 1939, in rural Damar. He was a farmer and stockman.

Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy of Salina and Richard of Ellis; and five sisters, Wanita Hulett of Junction City, Henrietta Tooker and Ethel Zrubek, both of Salina, Marlene Newell of Arizona and Raenetta Munsterman of Atchison.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Masses, American Red Cross or Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642 and 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Edward John Rauch
McPHERSON - Edward John Rauch, 53, McPherson, died Friday, July 1, 2005.

Mr. Rauch was born Oct. 10, 1951, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a manufacturing engineer for CertainTeed Corp., McPherson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sophia.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah "Debby" Jean Mercer, of McPherson; a daughter, Tisha Thomason of Hutchinson; five sons, Edward John Jr. and Jeremy, both of New York, Harley David Nuss of Omer, Mich., and Alexander David and Matthew Malachi, both of McPherson; his father, Edward, of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; two sisters, Dianna Rauch of Cheektowaga, and Linda Schifferle of Clover, S.C.; and a grandchild.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander and Matthew Rauch Educational Fund.

Carl Dean Ruhnke
WAUSEON, Ohio - Carl Dean Ruhnke, 27, Wauseon, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Lyons.

Londeen Funeral Home, Chapman, is handling arrangements.

Larry "Pete" Strickland
NORTON - Larry "Pete" Strickland, 66, Norton, died Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, is handling arrangements.

Jess Webb
GOODLAND - Jess Webb, 89, Goodland, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

Mr. Webb was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Goodland; a son, Larry Lee of Goodland; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Goodland. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jess Webb Memorial.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Mountain time today at Koons Funeral Home Chapel, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735-1555.

Kenneth Wiegert
Kenneth Wiegert, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

Mr. Wiegert was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Lincoln. He was a bricklayer.

Survivors include six sons, Bryan of Omaha, Neb., Michael of Smolan, Scott of El Dorado, Mark of Sylvan Grove, Jeff of Salina and Tracy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; a sister, LaWanna Tromble of Lincoln; a special friend, Kathy Sweeney of Salina; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bernice M. Wright
CONCORDIA - Bernice M. Wright, 93, Concordia, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

Mrs. Wright was born Nov. 27, 1911, in Glasco. She was a retired clothing store sales clerk.

Survivors include a nephew, Bill Brownell of Casper, Wyo.; four nieces, Sue Vignery of Concordia, Donna Cool of Flint, Texas, Royanne Tatro of Glasco and Sandra Ferriter of Lakewood, Colo.; and three cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lonnie Steward and Roger Wright.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Glasco.

An Altar Society rosary will be said at 5 p.m. today at Nutter Mortuary Chapel, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

A vigil will be at 6 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel.

A.K. Bader
A.K. Bader, 94, Salina, died Saturday, July 9, 2005.

Mr. Bader was born Albert K. Bader on May 1, 1911, in Junction City. He was an architectural engineer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; a son, Kenneth; and a daughter, Christine Freeman.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Kerin Denning of Overland Park and Jacqueline Bach and husband Richard of Tahlequah, Okla.; a sister, Christine Brownfield of San Antonio; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Denning of Springfield, Mo., Kathryn Denning of Kansas City, Mo.; Jacqueline Denning of Clearwater, Okla., Christine York of Durango, Colo., Michelle Evans of Ardmore, Okla., Kelly Ramsey and husband Randall of Oklahoma City, and Wendy Hunnacutt and husband Tracy of Overland Park; 10 great-grandchildren, Jasper Winn and wife Dana of Bridgeport, Texas, Kevin Hubbard of Decatur, Texas, Beth Brown and husband Mitchell of Holbrook, Ariz., Jaimie Evans of Dallas, Sharee, Shayla and Shane Ramsey, all of Oklahoma City, and Brittany, Jonathan and Emma Hunnacutt, all of Overland Park; three great-great-grandchildren, Kegan and Anna Winn, both of Bridgeport, and Jordan Brown of Holbrook.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

Memorials may be made to the church or American Red Cross.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

Hardy Duane Berry
RALEIGH, N.C. — Hardy Duane Berry, 79, Raleigh, died Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Mr. Berry, the eldest child of Newell H. and Fern Georgeson Berry, was born March 17, 1926, on the family farm near Lenora, Kan.

He joined the Navy at age 18 and served in the Philippines in a chart depot. He attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., earning bachelor’s degrees in history and government and in journalism.

He and Elizabeth Ann Thackrey were married Jan. 27, 1950, in Manhattan. In 1957, they moved to Montana, where he was director of information for Montana State University, Bozeman. After a year with the Association for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., he became director of information services at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, retiring as associate vice chancellor in 1991.

His interests included birds, gardening, geology and geography. In later years, he had an interest in China and things Chinese.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; two brothers, Delbert “Red” and Joseph C., both of Norton County, Kan.; two sons, Russell of Raleigh and John of Coppell, Texas; a daughter, Elizabeth Berry Epperson of St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters-in-law, Caroline and Denise Berry; a son-in-law, David Epperson; and seven grandchildren, Matthew, Nick, Nathaniel, Jamison and John Benjamin Berry, and Zoe and Elsbeth Epperson.

There were no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Triangle Radio Reading Service, 211 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.

There will be a family committal at Lenora at a later date.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, is handling arrangements.

Orvin N. Elliott
ABILENE — Orvin N. Elliott, 94, Abilene, died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Mr. Elliott was born Dec. 9, 1910, in Alma. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 1973.

Survivors include a son, Barry of Wright; two daughters, Betsy Zente of Westcliffe, Colo., and Kay Hill of Haugh-ton, La.; two brothers, Eldon of Estes Park, Colo., and Lester of Manhattan; a sister, Velma Walter of Topeka; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Zion Cemetery, north of Abilene.

Visitation will be until the service at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410.

Ryan Rynn Franz
BURLINGTON, Colo. — Ryan Rynn Franz, 51, rural Burlington, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

Mr. Franz was born July 11, 1953, near Kanorado, Kan. He was a farmer and rancher and a pump tech for irrigation wells.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Tamara, of the home; his children, Jeremy of Stratton, Shawn and Mandy Scott, both of Burlington, and Cory of Goodland, Kan.; two brothers, Joel and Kyle, both of Burlington; two sisters, Sonja Meade of Stratton and Cara Daise of Goodland; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Burlington. Burial will follow in Kanorado Cemetery.

Memorials will be determined by the family and may be sent to Bateman Funeral Home, 211 E. 11th, Box 278, Goodland 67735, the First National Bank, Burlington, or Bank West, Goodland.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Mountain time today at the funeral home.

Lester P. Frase
ABILENE — Lester P. Frase, 75, Abilene, died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Mr. Frase was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Courtland, Neb. He worked for Cooper Feeds for 29 years and Reese Construction for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and a grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Doug of Solomon and Jeff of Sioux City, Iowa; two daughters, Connie Monlux of South Sioux City, Neb., and Nancy Hayworth of Anton, Iowa; two sisters, Dorothy of Washington state and Luella of Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410. Inurnment will be in Nebraska at a later date.

The body was cremated.

Eugene L. Gilbert
MARION — Eugene L. Gilbert, 88, Marion, died Monday, July 11, 2005.

Mr. Gilbert was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Florence. He was a plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Laurel; a stepdaughter, Karen Lovell of Wymore, Neb.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Florence, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861.

Rudolph S “Rudy” Goertz
WILLOWDALE — Rudolph S. “Rudy” Goertz, 86, Willowdale, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

Mr. Goertz was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Hillsboro. He was a retired farmer and dairyman.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; four sons, Robert and Joe, both of Hutchinson, Ronald of Wichita and Paul of Pratt; six daughters, Barbara Swingle and Jane Goetz, both of Zenda, Doris Josephson of Olathe, Loretta Kerschen of Harper, Suzanne Chambers of Lindsborg and Rosalie Blosser of Newton; two half brothers, Jim Goertz of Reno, Nev., and John Goertz of El Cajon, Calif.; 41 grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; 16 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Willowdale. Burial was in St. Peter Catholic Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church or Kingman Community Hospital, in care of Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 N. Main, Kingman 67068.

Donald William Haist
Donald William Haist, 67, Salina, died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

Norris B. McBride
COLBY — Norris B. McBride, 53, Colby, died July 3, 2005.

Mr. McBride was born Aug. 18, 1951, in St. Francis. He was self-employed in renovation and home improvement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Margaret McBride.

Survivors include an aunt, Ella Baer of San Antonio.

A graveside inurnment service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Beulah Cemetery, Colby.

Memorials may be made in Mr. McBride’s name, in care of any Colby bank or Harrison Chapel, Box 634, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701.

There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Marjorie Marie “Margie” Norlin
TOPEKA — Marjorie Marie “Margie” Norlin, 80, Topeka, formerly of Salina, died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Mrs. Norlin was born Marjorie Marie Rhoades on Feb. 10, 1925, in Salina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1999; a son, Randy Craig Norlin; three sisters, Esther Schappe, Avis Scholten and Charlotte McCabe; and two brothers, Paul Rhoades and Harold Rhoades.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Seel of Auburn; a son, Steven R. of Salina; a sister, Ruth Kennedy of Salina; two grandsons, Scott Seel of Manhattan and Kyle Norlin of the U.S. Army; a great-grandson, Haydn Norlin; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. David Jones officiating.

Memorials may be made to Sunrise Presbyterian Church or Salina Presbyterian Manor Memory Unit.

Family visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Endiron Bed & Breakfast, 100 S. College, Salina 67401.

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