ARCADIA — Lonnie Dimas, Jr. 69 of Arcadia, KS died Wednesday, April
21, 2010 at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin, MO following a short illness.
He was born April 4, 1941 in Rice, TX the son of Lonnie, Sr. and Maria A.
Lonnie was raised around Rice and Corsicana, TX; he had been a
resident of Arcadia, KS for the past four years.
He was of the Baptist Faith; he also attended the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints in Pittsburg.
Additional survivors include a sister Ramona Dimas Teeden of Tampa,
FL, a niece and caregiver Olga Bridgewater of Arcadia, 20 cousins,
numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday May 1, 2010, at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pittsburg with Bishop Corin Wilde
officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Corsicana, Texas.
Memorials may be
made to the Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging; these may be left
at or mailed to the funeral home. Cremation Services by the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home and Crematory 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.
PITTSBURG — Johnnie K. Oertle, 63 of Pittsburg died Sunday, April 18,
2010 at her home.
She was born September 21, 1946 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Ollie
and Frances (Grizzle) Brady. She attended area schools and graduated
from the Pittsburg High School; she then went on to PSU where she
attained a Masters Degree in Mathematics.
She was united in marriage to Michel Oertle in Pittsburg, KS he preceded
her in death on February 3, 1998.
Johnnie worked for the Pittsburg SRS for 25 years; she also worked for
Computing Plus for many years.
She was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Roll Society.
Survivors include two sons: Jon Kraig Oertle and Kurtis D. Oertle, both of
Pittsburg; a sister Dorothy Griggs and a brother Kenneth Brady both of
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral home from 6-8 pm
Monday, April 26, 2010. Burial will be at a later date on the family farm.
Memorials may be
made to the SEK Humane Society; these may be left at or mailed to the
funeral home. Arrangements are by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522
S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.
Wilma (Crank) Dietz, 83 of Via Christi Village passed away at 8:45 a.m.
Monday April 19, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg.
She was born Aug. 5, 1926 in Barton County, MO the daughter of
George and Mabel (Hughes) Crank.
Wilma married Charles Dietz on October 27, 1942 in Girard, KS ; he
preceded her in death on March 8, 1996.
She lived in the Owsley community, was a homemaker and of the
Wilma is survived by two daughters-Mary (Ken) Rogers of Nashville,
MO, Gin (Gary) Falcetto of Chicopee, 4 sons Darrell (Saundra) Dietz of
Asbury, MO, Jerry (Judy) Dietz of Weir, Tom (Audrey) Dietz of Asbury,
MO, Curt (Sharon) Dietz of Weir; three sisters Thelma Frakes of Girard,
Vivian Leach of Greeley, CO and Deloris Avery of Hutchinson; 13
grandchildren and 22 Great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, a daughter Janice Trujillo, four brothers and
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday April 21, 2010 at the
Crocker Cemetery (southeast of Pittsburg ) with Reverend Daryl Gaddy
officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com Arrangements are
under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 104 W. Main St.
Linda Ives, 45 of Pittsburg died April 12 at her home.
Survivors include her husband Robert Liming and son Travis Liming of
the home, a daughter Tiffany Marie Post; 4 brothers and 1 sister. She
was preceded in death by her parents.
According to her wishes she has been cremated there will be a family
visitation at her home on Saturday April 17. Condolences can be sent to
www.bathnaylor.com Any memorial contributions can be made to help
the family with final expenses. Memorials may be mailed to the
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.
COLUMBUS — Eldon E. “Doc” Hollern, DVM, 75 of Columbus, KS died at
12:45 am, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at his daughter’s home following a
short illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Friday, April 16,
2010 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr.
Chrysostom ah Maung as celebrant. Inurnment of cremains will be 11
am, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery
in Esbon, KS.
Parish rosary will be recited at 6 pm Thursday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home in Columbus, where the family will receive friends following the
may be made to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and/or the
Cherokee County 4-H Council. These may be left at or mailed to the
funeral home. Arrangements and services are by the Bath-Naylor
Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave., Columbus, KS.
COLUMBUS — V. Clione Bieber, 71 of Columbus, KS died at 11:55am,
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Medicalodge of Columbus.
She was born July 16, 1938 in Larned, KS to Carrol K. and Hazel Carolyn
Smith Beckwith. She graduated from Larned High School in 1956 and
Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1971.
On August 30, 1959, she married Alois R. Bieber. He preceded her in
death on January 3, 2001.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Columbus,
and the PEO sisterhood.
She was instrumental in forming the Cherokee County Genealogical
She was awarded the Columbus Chris Award in 2002 and the Lifetime
President’s Call to Service Award for volunteer service in 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Bieber of Joplin, MO and Todd Bieber of
Atchison; Brother Keith Beckwith of Great Bend; Sister Carolyn Murphy of
Wichita, KS; half-brothers Kim and Kevin Beckwith of Perry; half-sister
Kathy Johnson of Topeka and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and Brother Kay Beckwith.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the First
United Methodist Church in Columbus, KS with Pastor Susan Daniels-
Brey and Rev. Dennis Johnson co-offiating. Burial will follow in the Park
Cemetery in Columbus, KS. The family will receive friends from 7-8pm on
Monday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave., Columbus, KS.
E-mail condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com.The
family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to
the First United Methodist Church of Columbus and or the Charity of the
Donor’s Choice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the funeral home
PITTSBURG — Sister Patricia Nicholson, CSJ, (Sister Francis Mary), 71,
died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in
Wichita, KS after a brief illness. Sister Patricia had been a Sister of St.
Joseph of Carondelet for the past 52 years.
Sister Patricia was born December 14, 1938 in Syracuse, NY, daughter
of the late Francis and Mary Arnold Nicholson. She graduated from Most
Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse, entered the novitiate of the Sisters
of St. Joseph on March 19, 1958, and professed final vows on August 6,
1965. Sister Patricia received a bachelor’s degree in elementary
education and a master’s degree in special education, both from The
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. In addition, she received certification
in school administration from Fordham University and certification in
hospital chaplaincy from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.
For 17 years, Sister Patricia taught and served as administrator in
schools in the Dioceses of Albany and Syracuse, NY, as well as in the
Newtonville (NY) School for the Disabled. In 1978, Sister Patricia began
her years of ministry in pastoral care and human resources in hospitals
in New York State, California, Arizona, Missouri and Kansas. At the time
of her death, Sister Patricia was Vice President of Mission Services at Via
Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas, a ministry very dear to her heart.
Sister Patricia was a dedicated teacher who worked diligently to help her
students realize their strengths and who encouraged and challenged
students to learn to overcome disabilities through those strengths.
Focusing on teaching the whole child, Sister Patricia used her head and
her heart in equal measure throughout the school day. In her service in
pastoral care and human resources, she displayed the same holistic
approach, bringing professional competence and compassionate
presence to administration, employees and patients alike. Sister Patricia
was a woman of faith whose vibrancy and zest for life radiated easily to
those around her. A devoted Sister of St. Joseph, a faithful family
member and friend and a supportive colleague, she will be deeply
Sister Patricia is survived by her beloved family: her brother and sister-in-
law, Michael and Linda Nicholson (Minoa, NY); her sisters and brothers-
in-law: Debra and Peter Vallar (Liverpool, NY); Susan and Leonard Hite
(Camden, NY); and Mary Kay and James Burkett (Syracuse, NY); by
several nieces and nephews and their families; by many cousins, friends
and colleagues; and by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
For Sister Patricia’s friends and colleagues in Kansas, calling hours will
be held on Monday, April 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a vigil service
at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsburg, Kansas. Calling
hours at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, NY, will be held
Wednesday, April 7 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with the prayer service at 7:00 p.
m. Sister Patricia’s funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, April 8,
at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, NY.
Interment will be in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the
Provincial House grounds. Contributions in Sister Patricia’s memory may
be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385
Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral
Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg.