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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 237

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 12:49 p.m.

Lucille A. Johnson
EMPORIA — Lucille A. Johnson, 83, Emporia, formerly of Herington, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington, is handling arrangements.

Alice Krause
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Alice Krause, 85, Gillette, formerly of Phillipsburg, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

Mrs. Krause was born Alice Stapel on Oct. 14, 1920, in Phillips County, Kan. She was a waitress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Strnad of Deaver; a brother, Billie Stapel of Phillipsburg; a sister, Wilma Chase of Phillipsburg; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.

Memorials may be made to Alice Krause Memorial.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral chapel.

Myron J. McCready
MINNEAPOLIS — Myron J. McCready, 56, Minneapolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Mr. McCready was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Concordia. He owned and operated Green Line Service Center, Minneapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of Minneapolis; two daughters, Becky Myers of Minneapolis and Amy Stover of Prairie Village; his parents, Frank and Jean McCready, of Bennington; two brothers, Mark and Ted, both of Mentor; a sister, Beth Morrison of Salina; and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bennington Bible Church. Burial will be in Bennington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for medical expenses, in care of State Bank of Delphos, or Ottawa County Bank, Minneapolis, or Community Bible Church, Minneapolis.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Luke A. Racette
OAKLEY — Luke A. Racette, 78, Oakley, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Mr. Racette was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Sheridan County. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Greg.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann, of Oakley; four sons, Bill of Larned and Kennan, Darren and Rocky, all of Oakley; three daughters, Kathy Wolak of Goodland, Lori Teichmer of Grinnell and Donella Younkin of Oakley; three brothers, Wilcid and Wilbur, both of Oakley, and Danny of Colby; six sisters, Rita Ribordy of Salina, Thelma Beckman and Harriet Schroeder, both of Oakley, Betty Zimmerman of Goodland, Phyllis Zerr of Quinter and Geneva Robben of Des Moines, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grinnell. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Grinnell.

A rosary and wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley 67748.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School or Luke Racette Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Edwin R. Schaffer
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Edwin R. Schaffer, 80, Lakewood, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Mr. Schaffer was born March 31, 1925, in Beloit, Kan. He owned a transmission shop in Lakewood for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Deane (Good) Schaffer, of Lakewood; two sons, Mike and Terry, both of Lakewood; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Lakewood. Burial will be in Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheatridge.

A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Monday at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel, 7777 W. 29th, Wheatridge 8003.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

Robert L. “Bob” Smith
GOODLAND — Robert L. “Bob” Smith, 73, Goodland, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

Mr. Smith was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Goodland. He was a retired parts manager at motor companies.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Goodland; two sons, Timothy of Wichita and Thomas of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Eunice Schroeder of Hugoton; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time today at First United Methodist Church, Goodland. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Robert L. Smith memorial fund.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain time today at Koons Funeral Chapel, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735-1555.

Howard G. Strait
NEOSHO, Mo. — Howard G. Strait, 75, Neosho, formerly of Concordia, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, is handling arrangements.

Emily Seaburg Tidball
MANHATTAN — Emily Seaburg Tidball, 98, Manhattan, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Mrs. Tidball was born Emily Seaburg Zorkenson on Oct. 6, 1907, in Cleburne. She taught music in public schools in central Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrl.

Survivors include a niece, Lorraine Messenheimer of Chandler, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lucas. Inurnment will be in Lucas Cemetery. The body was donated to University of Kansas Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meadowlark Hills Foundation-Ptacek House or Gideons, in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz, Manhattan 66502.

Gary L. VanWinkle
LINN — Gary L. VanWinkle, 56, Linn, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Mr. VanWinkle was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Concordia. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Rita M., of Linn; his parents, Marvin and Frances, of Washington; a son, Michael of Las Vegas; a daughter, Jennie Stricklin of Delaware, Ohio; two brothers, Perry of Topeka and Bob of Corning; and two sisters, Wanda Leppla of Topeka and Rose Ballman of Marysville.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Linn High School. Burial will be in Washington City Cemetery.

Memorials have been established.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ward Funeral Home, 418 Fourth, Linn 66953.

Mary R. Zach
MUNDEN — Mary R. Zach, 83, Munden, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.

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

Katherine Zimmerman
BELOIT — Katherine Zimmerman, 93, Beloit, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.

McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is handling arrangements.

Daughn Wilton Avery
NORTON — Daughn Wilton Avery, 83, Norton, died Saturday, May 6, 2006.

Mr. Avery was born March 1, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a photographer and printer.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Norton; two daughters, Rachelle “Shelley” Peters of Hebron, Neb., and Cindy Boller of Norton; five grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Norton Christian Church. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m.today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654.

Milton L. Baxter
Milton L. Baxter, 82, Salina, died Monday, May 8, 2006.

Mr. Baxter was born March 11, 1924, in Salina and was a lifetime resident of Saline County. He was the son of Floyd and Elsie (Amann) Baxter. He was employed with Graves Truck Line, Salina, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina. He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and served in the Seabees during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Viola M., of the home; a son, Milton L. of McCook, Neb.; three daughters, Kathy Saum of Marquette, Neb., Debra Baxter of Ramah, N.M., and Susan Baxter of Nickerson; two sisters, Helen Janicke and Jean Albright, both of Salina; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Ninth and Iron, Salina. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina.

A vigil and rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for Masses or to the cathedral.

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

Edwin H. Bohl
PHILLIPSBURG — Edwin H. Bohl, 85, rural Phillipsburg, died Saturday, May 6, 2006.

Mr. Bohl was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Phillips County. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell, in 2005.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve C. (Smith) Bohl, of rural Phillipsburg; a son, Edwin H. Jr. of Hays; two stepsons, Lloyd Littrell of Beloit and Gary Littrell of Phillipsburg; two daughters, Evelyn Garst of Tallahassee, Fla., and Diane Johnson of Hays; two stepdaughters, Donna Maaske of Holdrege, Neb., and Barbara Russell of Phillipsburg; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661 and before service time Wednesday at the church.

Evelyn Boyd
ABILENE — Evelyn Boyd, 85, Abilene, died Saturday, May 6, 2006.

Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.

The Rev. William Davidson
LOVELAND, Colo. — The Rev. William Davidson, 86, Loveland, died Monday, May 8, 2006.

Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home & Crematory, Loveland, is handling arrangements.

Dr. James H. Davis
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Dr. James H. Davis, 79, Asheville, died Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Dr. Davis was born Aug 12, 1926, in Salina, Kan. He was a retired cardiac, vascular, thoracic and general surgeon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy.

Survivors include a brother, Don of Decorah, Iowa; his children, Tad and Todger, both of Denver, Chuck of Asheville and Elizabeth Tidball and Jim, both of Raleigh.

The funeral was May 8 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh. A graveside burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central YMCA Building Fund, 1601 Hillsborough, Raleigh, N.C. 27605, or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 6511 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27613.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, N.C., handled arrangements.

Olive Esther Delka
BOSTWICK, Neb. — Olive Esther Delka, 88, Bostwick, died Sunday, May 7, 2006.

Mrs. Delka was born Olive Esther Smith on July 14, 1917, in Cedar Bluffs. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1971; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

Survivors include her children, Neil of Ronoke, Texas, Don of Hardy, Ted and Bill, both of Guide Rock, Frank and Dale, both of Beloit, Ray of Roca, Elaine Delka of Mason City, Iowa, Betty Ehlers of Marion, Joe of Nashville, Tenn., and Doris Epke of Schoenchen; 32 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. Burial will be in Bostwick Cemetery, Superior.

Memorials have been established and may go in care of the family.

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

Lela L. DeMoss
HUTCHINSON — Lela L. DeMoss, 84, Hutchinson, died Saturday, May 6, 2006.

Mrs. DeMoss was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Osborne. She was employed by Braniff Airlines, retiring in 1982.

Survivors include three sisters, Sylva McDaneld of Osborne, Frances Woodworth of Hutchinson and Edith Heisz of Newton.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Wesley Towers Chapel. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Osborne Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Towers, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th, Hutchinson 67502.

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

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