Dr. Dennis K. Dannefer
OSBORNE — Dr. Dennis K. Dannefer, 57, Osborne, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Dr. Dannefer was born Oct. 2, 1948, at Ransom. He was a chiropractor.
Survivors include his mother, Bernice Dannefer, of Basehor; his wife, Linney of Basehor; three sons, Adam, Luke and Josh, all of Gardner; a stepson, Dr. Pat Barrigan of Olathe; two sisters, Norma Curtis of Basehor and Jane Zacharias of Clay Center; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Osborne. Private burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
Memorials may be made to Dr. Dennis K. Dannefer Scholarship at Osborne High School.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clark-Gashaw Chapel, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473.
Clifford John Fiala Sr
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Clifford John Fiala Sr., 69, Colorado Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, Kan., is handling arrangements.
Leora M. Fouts
HAYS — Leora M. Fouts, 83, Hays, formerly of Phillipsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mrs. Fouts was born Leora M. Christy on Aug. 1, 1922, in Phillips County. She was a retired clerk for K-N Energy Gas Co.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Hays; a daughter, Judy Krase of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Oren Christy of Phillipsburg; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m Friday and until service time Saturday at the chapel.
Ralph W. Hicks
PEABODY — Ralph W. Hicks, 76, Peabody, died Jan. 1, 2006.
Mr. Hicks was born May 4, 1929, in Sedgwick. He was the longtime area Santa Claus, had been a reserve police officer in Salina for 10 years and later was a farm equipment machinist for Hesston Corporation for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife, Haroldine, of the home; a son, Earl of Marion; two daughters, Sherri Bowlby of Wichita and Pam Rickard of Peabody; a sister, Cara Lou Davis of White Deer, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Peabody High School gymnasium. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Peabody Christmas Light Fund or St. Paul Lutheran Church of Peabody.
Cornerstone Cremation Society, 3700 E. Douglas, Suite 52, Wichita 67208, is handling arrangements.
Fern L. Keirns
OKLAHOMA CITY — Fern L. Keirns, 86, Oklahoma City, formerly of Cummings, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.
Mrs. Keirns was born Fern L. Roberts on Feb. 8, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mo. She and her husband were engaged in farming and livestock production.
Her husband, Gilbert, died in 1985.
Survivors include a son, Larry of Goodland, Kan.; a daughter, Karen Stutz of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS 66002. Burial will be in Pardee Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cummings Christian Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Brenda R. Krinhop
LINDSBORG — Brenda R. Krinhop, 42, Lindsborg, formerly of Salina, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006.
Mrs. Krinhop was born Brenda Renay Nash on Jan. 10, 1963, in Topeka. She was employed at the Student Life Office of Bethany College.
Survivors include her husband, Brian A., of Lindsborg; two sons, Brandon and Braden of Lindsborg; two daughters, Bristen and Breanne Krinhop of Lindsborg; her parents, Carol and Larry Beadleston, of rural Solomon; a brother, Butch Woosley of Abilene; and her grandfather, Ralph Beadleston of Abilene.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Presser Hall Auditorium at Bethany College. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the children’s education fund or the Smoky Valley Athletic Association.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dale Melrose Larsen
Dale Melrose Larsen, 76, Salina, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mr. Larsen was born July 2, 1929, in Salina. He was a truck driver for Graves Truck Line for 30 years, retiring in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lola B. (Melrose) Larsen; a sister, Melba Shaffer; a brother, Delbert Larsen; and a grandson, Chad Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae, of Salina; two daughters, Julie Cochran and Debbie Stephens and husband Billy Joe, all of Salina; a brother, Earl Larsen; four sisters, Colleen Warner, Gail Carlson and Eunice Carlson, all of Salina, and Judy Daugherty of Independence; four grandchildren, Kevin Cochran and Brandon Cochran and wife Kelly, all of Bennington, and Lacey Metro and Kelly Miller, both of Salina; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401, Pastor Todd Burrow officiating. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
There will be no visitation.
Rene “Larry” Laurent
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rene “Larry” Laurent, 86, Colorado Springs, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.
Mr. Laurent was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Laconia, N.H. He was a truck driver. He was a member of VFW, AARP, Teamsters and YMCA Silver Sneakers. He was in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945, was a sergeant and served in World War II. He enjoyed traveling and bird watching. He married Katherine Irene Yoder on Aug. 27, 1943, in Salina, Kan. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Goff of Colorado Springs; a brother, Gerard Laurent of Tennessee; three sisters, Julie Dubois and Simone Beaudoin, both of New Hampshire, and Lea Chism of Georgia; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Mason.
The service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. The body was cremated.
Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs 80903, is handling arrangements.
Vera Leone Melton
CONCORDIA — Vera Leone Melton, 91, Concordia, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mrs. Melton was born Vera Leone Overman on Dec. 15, 1914, in Mitchell County. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, William “Bill,” died in 1992.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Mae Stoskopf Essmiller of Great Bend, Janet Marie Haney of Wichita, Janie Marlene Sihilling of Atlanta and Vera Jean Brichalli of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, William Lavern Melton of Rush Center and Jerry Jeroam Melton of Vicksburg, Miss.; two sisters, Avis Kathryn Twaddell of Beloit and Mary Lynn Sihilling Ozmun of Corona, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Church, Concordia. Burial will be in Glasco Cemetery, Glasco.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
Helen J. Miller
Helen J. Miller, 85, Salina, formerly of Hope, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Elmo, the daughter of Otto and Rachel (Schuber) Nely. She attended College Hill Grade School, graduated from Burdick High School and attended college at Emporia. She married Harold W. Miller on June 5, 1944, in Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and member of the New Basel United Church of Christ, the New Basel Church Women’s Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary and EHU.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1988; an infant son, Harold Jr.; and a grandson, Lance Hassler.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Miller of Salina; two daughters, Lynda Hassler and husband Randy of Salina and Barbara Morgan and husband Greg of Milford; a sister, Leah Cheever of Salina; a brother, Winfred Nely of Herington; two grandchildren, Heather Williams and Jason Hassler; and three great-grandchildren, Cole Williams and Eryn and Emalie Hassler.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Basel United Church of Christ, the Rev. Larry Young officiating. Burial will be in New Basel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 106 N. Second, Hope 67451.
Visitation will be until time of service at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
SMITH CENTER — Arlie Peterson, 95, Smith Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mr. Peterson was a co-founder of Arlwin Manufacturing, Smith Center.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna; and a son, Gayle.
Survivors include his wife, Coleen, of the home; two sons, Wendell of Smith Center and Chuck Badger of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters, Carla Naasz of Downs and Garoleen Wilson of Smith Center; two sisters, Barbara Larson of Loveland, Colo., and Ila Mae of Wichita; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at American Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center.
Memorials may be made to Smith County Memorial Hospital, American Lutheran Church or United Methodist Church, in care of Simmons-Olliff-Boeve Chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
Clinton D. Phillips
Clinton D. Phillips, 88, Salina, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mr. Phillips was born June 6, 1917, in Gypsum. He owned and operated Phillips Motor Co. in Salina for many years.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Spillers in 1997, and Dena Lewis in 1973; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Esther, of the home; a daughter, Shirley Yorgensen of Salina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Burial will be in Gypsum Cemetery, with military honors provided by Fort Riley.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Mora Mildred Smith
Mora Mildred Smith, 86, Salina, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Craig, Colo., the daughter of the late Lewy Lang Johnstone and Blanche Cora (Trenary) Johnstone-Chrisman. She received her cosmetology license in Salina and her LPN license from the McPherson School of Practical Nursing. She retired as an LPN at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina and also worked at Presbyterian Manor, Ottawa County Hospital and Crestwood Nursing Home. She was a past member of the Rebeccas and a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in Salina. She married Richard Smith in the late 1930s. He died in 1968.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Smith of Salina and Janice McEvoy and husband Kenneth of Topeka; two sisters, Lilian Hipple of Pleasanton, Calif., and Shirley Lamon of Las Vegas; three grandchildren, Kim Smith-Wilson and husband Gregory of Salina, Kendra McEvoy of Topeka and Lonnie Smith and wife Rebecca of Hayes, S.D.; and five great-grandchildren, Cierra Wilson and Jaicee Wilson, both of Salina, and Jessica Smith, Paden Smith and Jacob Smith, all of Hayes.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina 67401, the Rev. James Cox officiating. Burial will be in Bennington Cemetery, Bennington.
Memorials may be made to Northeast Kansas Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1726 SW Shunga Drive, Topeka 66611.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Necia “Pink” Terrell
OSBORNE — Necia “Pink” Terrell, 93, Osborne, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006.
Mrs. Terrell was born Necia Beistline on July 26, 1912, in Manhattan. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard, in 1995; and a daughter, Mary Hageman, in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Bernadine French of Osborne; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at United Christian Church, Osborne. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Parkview Care Center in Osborne.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Clark-Gashaw Chapel, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473.
Frances L. Linden Trail
ATWOOD — Frances L. Linden Trail, 58, Atwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Williams Funeral Home, Atwood, is handling arrangements.
SUPERIOR, Neb. — Dale Zoltenko, 51, Superior, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Williams Funeral Home, Superior, is handling arrangements.
Kenneth Marinus Andersen
LINCOLN, Neb. — Kenneth Marinus Andersen, 91, Lincoln, formerly of Superior, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006.
Mr. Andersen was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Hardy. He was a farmer near Superior.
Survivors include his wife, Marian, of Lincoln; two daughters, Janet Stineman and Jean Hale, both of Lincoln; and six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Memorials may be made to the church or National Alzheimer’s Association.
Williams Funeral Home, 814 Idaho, Superior, NE 68978, is handling arrangements.