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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 232

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 12:43 p.m.

Jacob F. Hodel
HILLSBORO — Jacob F. Hodel, 95, Hillsboro, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mr. Hodel was born Aug. 23, 1910, at rural Hillsboro. He was a purchasing agent at AMPI.

His wife, Susan, died in 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Dwight Dale of Midlothian, Texas, and Richard Dean of Grapevine, Texas; a daughter, Nelda Jean Regier of Hampton, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund or Parkside Homes.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Robert H. “Bob” Holle
ATWOOD — Robert H. “Bob” Holle, 84, Atwood, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mr. Holle was born May 22, 1921, in Ludell. He was a retired farmer and stockman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruthann Holle and Barbara Holle, both of Estes Park, Colo., and Rebecca Schmidt of Highlands, Calif.; a sister, Adela Fahnenstiel of Evergreen, Colo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Atwood. Burial will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church and Rawlins County Health Center, both of Atwood.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atwood 67730, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Bridgette H.M. Lee
NEWTON — Bridgette H.M. Lee, 58, Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mrs. Lee was born Bridgette Helen Marie Overton on Dec. 22, 1946, in Colby. She worked as an evangelistic minister, serving more than 30 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Smith and husband Rusty of Newton; a brother, Alan E. Overton and wife Mary of Canton; two sisters, Carolyn O’Quin and husband Doug of Sunray, Texas, and Evelyn Keith and husband Mack of Hot Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren, Tyler and Hunter Smith and Amber Klock; three aunts, Martha Lantz, Rhoda Kennedy and Iva Farmer, all of Salina; and an uncle, Robert Smith of Cawker City.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Life Assembly of God Church, 818 Washington Road, Newton, the Revs. Roger Scantlin and Jim Pauley officiating. Burial will be in Kechi Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International or the Josiah and Bethany Children’s Home in Reynosa, Mexico.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. The casket will open until the time of service Friday at the church in Newton.

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Rose Marie “Rosie” Leiker
VICTORIA — Rose Marie “Rosie” Leiker, 60, Victoria, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mrs. Leiker was born Rose Marie Billinger on May 1, 1945, at Oakley. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband, Donald “Pappy,” of the home; a son, Joe of Hays; a daughter, Melissa Hutchens of Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Leroy Billinger of Victoria and Don Billinger of Akron, Colo.; three sisters, Joyce Dinkel of Hays, Jeanette Schmidt of Salina and Linda Stochl of Wichita; and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery.

A parish vigil will be at 6 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, followed by a Victoria VFW Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. and a Class of 1964 rosary at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Rosie Leiker Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Wilva E. “Willie” Magdeburg
PAHRUMP, Nev. — Wilva E. “Willie” Magdeburg, 68, Pahrump, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005.

Mrs. Magdeburg was born Wilva E. Leuszler on Nov. 18, 1936, in Almena, Kan. She was treasurer of Ell-Saline School District 307, retiring in 1999 after 18 years.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” of Pahrump; two brothers, Wayne Leuszler of Oklahoma City and Harlan Leuszler of Trinidad, Colo.; and a sister, Twila Lindfors of Marquette, Kan.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

Memorials may be made to Salina Bible Church or American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., and 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.

James Michaels
CASHION, Okla. — James Michaels, 54, Cashion, died Oct. 14, 2005.

Mr. Michaels was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Parsons, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Michaels; his mother, Thelma Winters; and a sister, Vonda Sheffield.

Survivors include three sisters, Barbara Ball of Titusville, Fla., Cathy Thompson of Hiawatha, Kan., and Cindy Payne of Abilene, Kan.

The body was cremated. Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher, handled arrangements.

Dorothy M. Mitchell
HERINGTON — Dorothy M. Mitchell, 81, Herington, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Dorothy M. Bierman on Aug. 5, 1924, in Centralia, Ill. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, William F., died in 1969.

Survivors include a son, Bill of Florissant, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Bruner of Bentonville, Ark., and Beverly Trevorrow of Herington; a brother, Lawrence Bierman of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Herington. Burial will be today in Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449-3038.

Beth E. Myers
TOPEKA — Beth E. Myers, 70, Topeka, died Oct. 3, 2005.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Church, 1819 S.W. 21st, Topeka. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608; Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Cir., Topeka, KS 66606; or the Race Against Breast Cancer, 2835 S.W. Mission Woods Drive, Topeka, KS 66614.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, is handling arrangements.

To leave a message, visit www.penwellgabel.com.

Frances M. Train Rohloff
HERINGTON — Frances M. Train Rohloff, 82, Herington, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005.

Mrs. Rohloff was born Frances M. Laurich on Nov. 17, 1922, in New Berry, Mich. She was a homemaker.

Her first husband, Charles E. Train, died in 1982.

Survivors include her husband, Earl L. Rohloff, of the home; a son, Randy Train of Kennewick, Wash.; a sister, Dorothy Perumean of Indian Wells, Calif.; a brother, Matt Laurich of Detroit, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

A inurnment service was held in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington.

Memorials may be made to the Geary Community Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 3015, Junction City, KS 66441-4015, or could be sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

For information and condolences, visit www.penwellga bel.com.

Marie A. Schaffer
HOXIE — Marie A. Schaffer, 86, Hoxie, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.

Mrs. Schaffer was born Marie A. Albers on Jan. 7, 1919, near Angelus. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, William “Bill,” died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons, William J. and Kenneth, both of Hoxie; two daughters, Kathy Collins of Goodland and Karla Olson of Hoxie; a brother, Alfred Albers of Selden; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Frances Catholic Church, Hoxie. Burial will be in St. Frances Catholic Cemetery.

A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, 1024 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740.

Memorials may be made to the church or Sheridan County Long Term Care Unit of Hoxie.

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

Paul M. Smith
LEBANON — Paul M. Smith, 81, Lebanon, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.

Mr. Smith was born Dec. 21, 1923, near Downs. He was a farmer and stockman.

Survivors include a son, Lee Lewis of Kansas City, Mo.; his common-law spouse, Doris Lea Merritt of Lebanon; and a brother, Raymond L. of Downs.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lebanon Christian Church. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery, rural Lebanon.

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

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Simmons-Olliff-Boeve Chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967.

Rosella M. Smith
COLBY — Rosella M. Smith, 92, Colby, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.

Mrs. Smith was born Rosella M. Graham on Aug. 5, 1913, in Plains. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, in 1984; a son, Milton M., in 2004; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Mildred F. Lauritson of Divide, Colo.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club Drive, Colby 67701. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Colby, in care of the funeral chapel.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

H. Helen Sweely
McPHERSON — H. Helen Sweely, 83, McPherson, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005.

Mrs. Sweely was born H. Helen Lingafelter on Oct. 6, 1922, in Eureka. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe W., in 2003; and a son, Michael D.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Toney of Wrightstown, Wis.; a sister, Joan Bizzle of Denison, Texas; a brother, Keith Lingafelter of Wichita; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 Ladies Auxiliary.

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

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Mervin Allen “Al” Thiessen
Mervin Allen “Al” Thiessen, 80, Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005.

Mr. Thiessen was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Inman. He retired from Johns Manville in McPherson.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Gregory A. of McPherson; a daughter, Diana Larson of McPherson; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church, Salina. Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 2401 S. Ohio, Salina.

Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements.

Kenneth Roy Zimmerman
McPHERSON — Kenneth Roy Zimmerman, 72, McPherson, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.

Mr. Zimmerman was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Lebanon, Pa. He was a project engineer at Certainteed Corporation in McPherson and was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Kay C., of the home; two daughters, Karla J. Cheesman of McPherson and Linda K. Kenworthy of St. John; two sons, Kurtis R. of McPherson and Kevin R. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mary Ann Dullebawn of Lebanon, Pa.; two brothers, Edward of Salina and Paul of Harrisburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church, American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Frances O. Brandenburg
WaKEENEY — Frances O. Brandenburg, 82, WaKeeney, died Friday, Dec . 9, 2005.

Schmitt Funeral Homes, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements.

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