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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 12:42 p.m.

Iola Marie Grubbs
SUPERIOR, Neb. — Iola Marie Grubbs, 82, Superior, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

Mrs. Grubbs was born Iola Marie Clute on March 11, 1923, in Winters, Wis. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Blake of Burr Oak, Kan., and Loretta Greenberg of Superior; a son, Gerald F. Ross of Topeka, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in IOOF Cemetery, Clifton, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Williams Funeral Home, 814 Idaho, Superior 68978.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home chapel.

Margaret Elizabeth Jones
CHAPMAN — Margaret Elizabeth Jones, 83, Chapman, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, is handling arrangements.

Vera E. Kinch
NICKERSON — Vera E. Kinch, 83, Nickerson, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005.

Mrs. Kinch was born Vera E. Brees to Floyd H. and Prudence Jane (Hays) Brees on March 11, 1922, in Weskan. She was a counselor and teacher for the Nickerson-South Hutchinson School District for 29 years, retiring in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel C. “Mack,” in 1956.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Sackrider and husband Jim of Salina and Sharon Engelland and husband Bruce of Nickerson; three grandsons, Brent Engelland and wife Jodie, Brett Engelland, and Matthew Engelland and wife Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Bryanna, Brilee, Brooke and Karson Engelland.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina, the Rev. Linda Bolz officiating.

Memorials may be made to Midland United Church of Christ, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501.

Edna May Nelson
BEAVER CITY, Neb. — Edna May Nelson, 95, Beaver City, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Mrs. Nelson was born Edna May Northway on Feb. 12, 1910, in Blue Hill Township, Minn. She was a homemaker and helped her husband operate a fishing resort near Frazee, Minn., until retiring.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, in 2002; two sons, Willis and an infant son; and two grandsons.

Survivors include three sons, Larry of Albuquerque, N.M., Jerry of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and John of Plymouth, Minn.; three daughters, Sandra Nickolauson of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Sonia Nelson of Johnston, Iowa, and Linda Ferguson of Cedarville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Norton, Kan. Inurnment will be in Norton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church or Beaver City Manor.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton, is handling arrangements.

Dorothea Peevy-Gale
CONCORDIA — Dorothea Peevy-Gale, 87, Concordia, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Church, Concordia.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Nutter Mortuary, Concordia.

William A. Pitcock
RUSSELL — William A. Pitcock, 88, Russell, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

Mr. Pitcock was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Drumright, Okla. He worked for Kaw Pipeline and later was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; three sons, John of Russell, Tom of Cunningham and Arthur of Salina; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be at a later date in Russell City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, in care of Russell Funeral Home, 610 N. Elm, Box 566, Russell 67665.

There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Jared John-Patrick Gregoire Savage
FARLINGTON — Jared John-Patrick Gregoire Savage, 35, Farlington, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005.

Mr. Savage was born Sept. 18, 1969, in Salina. He was an instructional design specialist for Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Girard.

He held a B.A. in history and a B.S. in education from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in English from Fort Hays State University and was working on completion of his doctorate in education.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1995 to 2005, serving as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief and as a public affairs liaison.

He married Tamara Dawn Morrison on Aug. 12, 1995, in Old Mill Park, Lindsborg.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nita Gregoire.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy; a daughter, Ashley Marie Lloyd of Girard; his father, John Leo Gregoire of Salina; his maternal grandmother, Virginia Brunsell of Lindsborg; and two brothers, Matthew Coleman Gregoire and wife Linda of Manhattan and Mitchell Lee Gregoire of Rhode Island.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, the Rev. John Pehrson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Jared Savage Greenbush Scholarship Fund, in care of the mortuary.

Helen Stephens
CHOTEAU, Okla. — Helen Stephens, 72, Choteau, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

Mrs. Stephens was born Helen Roush on March 21, 1933, in Lincoln, Kan. She was a homemaker and home provider for DHS.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and a grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, Leon, of Choteau; two sons, Michael L. of Orange Grove, Texas, and Steve of Pryor; three daughters, Laurel Wynkoop of Valley Falls, Kan., Tonya Fox of Claremore and Lenita Nelson of Tulsa; two brothers, Keith Roush of Wilson, Kan., and Harvey “Butch” Roush Jr. of Vesper, Kan.; two sisters, Betty Zelenka of Wilson and Jeanette Feldkamp of Vesper; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Choteau West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Key Funeral Home, 214 E. Main, Choteau, OK 74337-2823.

Johnny Ray Upshaw
CARLISLE, Ind. — Johnny Ray Upshaw, 49, Carlisle, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005.

Mr. Upshaw was born Nov. 4, 1955, in Leavenworth, Kan. the son of Ralph Jackson and Patsey Jane (Faulkner) Upshaw. He was a builder and carpenter in Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by a half brother, Joseph Upshaw.

Survivors include a daughter, Mindy Upshaw of Wichita; a stepson, Travis Lowery of Abilene; a sister, Karen Wood and husband Melvin of Salina; a brother, Jack of Indiana; a half sister, Fran Shaw and husband Mack of Lubbock, Texas; and two half brothers, Ralph Hudnall and wife Darlena of Lubbock, Texas, and Jim Haskell and wife Jackie of Harrisburg, Pa.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina 67401, the Rev. Loran Forbes officiating. Inurnment will be private.

Donations may be made to help defray funeral expenses.

There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Edgar Batson Young
Edgar Batson Young, 85, Salina, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

Mr. Young was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Marietta, Okla. He worked in the oilfields as a drilling superintendent.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lee, of the home; five sons, Bill L. of Round Rock, Texas, Bob of Salina, Benny of Colby, John of Hays and Jim of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two daughters, Karen Keevert of Enterprise, Ala., and Kristy Tardif of Lewiston, Maine; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fort Hays Memorial Garden Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials may be made to Ashby House, 153 S. Eighth, Salina 67401.

Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601, is handling arrangements.

Esta Pearl Frazier
HILL CITY — Esta Pearl Frazier, 84, Hill City, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

Mrs. Frazier was born Esta Pearl Chalfant on Aug. 5, 1921, in rural Hill City. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Gerald,” in 1998; and a grandson.

Survivors include four sons, Jim of Albuquerque, N.M., Joe of Milwaukee, Jerry of Katy, Texas, and John of Wichita; two daughters, Janice Towns of Lexington, Ky., and Jennifer Farber of Wichita; two brothers, Hubert Chalfant of Henderson, Nev., and Loren Chalfant of Hill City; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City. Burial will be in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

A wake will be at 8 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made for Masses or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

Zella Gosselin
CONCORDIA — Zella Gosselin, 85, Concordia, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

Mrs. Gosselin was born Zella Comeau on Nov. 26, 1919, at St. Joseph. She was a homemaker and cook/kitchen helper for Norman Family Restaurant.

Her husband, Almer, died in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Hoffhines of Salina and Betty Hahn of Sebring, Fla.; five sons, Dale and Ronald, both of Concordia, Gerry of Salina, Lawrence of Oxford and Donald of Beloit; five sisters, Stella Holt and Mary Rose Sterrett, both of Abilene, Edmere Steffen of Clay Center, Leona Sterrett of Wichita and Orena Foster of Helendale, Calif.; a brother, Emery Comeau of Stockton; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia. Burial will be in St. Concordia Cemetery.

An Altar Society rosary will be said at 5 p.m. and a vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Memorials may be made to Meadowlark Hospice.

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

Clive E. Marrs
MINNEAPOLIS — Clive E. Marrs, 98, Minneapolis, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

Mr. Marrs was born Oct. 3, 1906, in Clay County. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola. in 1996; a son, Leslie in 1996; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Leon Marrs and wife Joyce of Salina; three daughters, Ermagene George and husband Elvin of Tulsa, Okla., Shirley Heald of Bennington and Marilyn Liby and husband Dwaine of Topeka; a daughter-in-law, Luella Marrs of Clay Center; a sister, Ruby Reed of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Church in Bennington, the Revs. Warren Cico and Paul Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Bennington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church or Ottawa County Health Center Long Term Care.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, and before the service Tuesday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to shieldsfuneralhome@sbc global.net.

Helen M. Veltman
ABILENE — Helen M. Veltman, 97, Abilene, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

Mrs. Veltman was born June 13, 1908, in Ada. She was a homemaker; she and her husband owned and operated Veltman Gasoline Transportation Co.

Her husband, Arnold, died in 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Roxanne Cox of Abilene; a son, Kenneth Altman of Salina; a brother, Kenneth J. Smith of Winona; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Abilene. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Abilene.

A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Dickinson County or St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday and until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles “Charlie” Byrd
OAKLEY — Charles “Charlie” Byrd, 56, Oakley, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

Mr. Byrd was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Joplin, Mo. He was a general laborer.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley King of Yakima, Wash., and Daniel Travis Byrd of Arizona; a daughter, Crystal Gail Goss of Washington; two sisters, Loretta Curtis of Sarcoxie, Mo., and Alberta Johnston of Oakley; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, WaKeeney. Burial will be in Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, with military honors by Fort Riley.

Memorials may be made to Charles Byrd Memorial Fund, in care of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley 67748.

There will be no visitation.

Robert H. Clark Sr
Robert H. Clark Sr., 77, Salina, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005.

Mr. Clark was born April 3, 1928, in Lebanon, N.H. He was an electronic technician for the Salina School District for 20 years, retiring in 1992.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leanne Clark.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of Salina; a son, Robert H. Clark Jr. and wife Libby of Salina; three daughters, Sharon Bruno and husband Dave of Exeter, N.H., Cindy Abrams and husband Terry of Culver and Kim “Termite” Coffman and husband David of Salina; a brother-in-law, Arlen Fink of Salina; 10 grandchildren, Robyne Clark, David Coffman II, Matthew Coffman, James Coffman, Robert H. Clark III, Ike Coffman, Renae Clark, Anthony Abrams, Crystal Abrams and Jason Abrams; and a great-grandson, Tristen Abrams.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 111 W. Magnolia, Salina, the Rev. Leroy Pralle officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. today at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the service at the church.

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