Obituary Published May 9, 2006
Carl R. Trude, 83, died April 23 at Cheyenne Lodge Nursing Home, Jamestown.
Mr. Trude was born Sept. 4, 1922, at Concordia, the son of Frank Alton and Rachel Frances (Walker) Trude.
He graduated from Concordia High School in 1940 and served in the 231st Armored Field Artillery Battalion in the US Army during World War II.
He married Novella Flewelling on Sept. 28, 1947, at Randall. He was a bridge foreman for Cloud County Highway Department for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He worked part time at Cloud County Community College in maintenance after retirement.
He was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. He was a 60 year member of St. John's Lodge No. 113 AF & AM, member of Concordia Commandery No. 42 and Isis Shrine of Salina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John trude, and a grandchild, Jaime Trude.
Survivors include his wife of Jamestown; two sons, Jerry Trude, Jamestown, and Gary Trude, Salina; three daughters, Mrs. Roger Barrett (Donna), Jamestown; Mrs. David Cunningham (Brenda), Glen Elder; Mrs. Joe Glotzbach (Carol), Council Grove; a sister, Margaret Pache, Topeka; grandchildren, Stacey Forshee, Kevin Barrett, Kyle Trude, Kayla Trude, Kelsey Cunningham, Keah Cunningham, Jeremy Glotzbach, Megan Glotzbach, Jennifer Chestnut, Rachel Martin; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were at First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, April 26 with the Rev. Russell J. Gotschall officiating. Burial was in Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown. Masonic graveside services were conducted by St. John's Lodge No. 113 AF & AM. Military graveside honors were conducted by American Legion Post No. 76 & VFW Post No. 588. Blachly & Buoy Funeral Home, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Published June 15, 2006
Charles E. "Chuck" Lorence, 46, died May 31 at his home in Trumbull, Neb.
He was born Feb. 17, 1960, in Red Cloud, Neb. to Robert L. and Shirley A (Lantis) Lorence.
Chuck graduated from Hastings High School in 1979 and married Sally J. Ziegler in Red Cloud, Neb., on April 9, 1983. He was a UPS driver in Hastings.
He was a member of Trumbull United Methodist Church, Activities Booster Club at Doniphan-Trumbull School and Football Booster Club at Nebraska Wesleyan University. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, landscaping and time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors, besides his wife, Sally, Trumbull, are children, Mitchell, Mallory, Maury and Max Lorence, all of the home; parents, Robert L. and Shirley A. Lorence, Hastings; a sister, Antoinette Petersen, Blue Hill, Neb.; a brother, Robert W. Lorence, Lincoln, Neb.
Services were June 3 at Doniphan United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Bicket officiating. Graveside services and burial were at Riverton Cemetery, Riverton, Neb. Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service for Bonita (Jagger) Stands, 1932 graduate of Burr Oak High School and the mother of Rosetta Jeffery, is Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at Northbranch Fellowship Hall. Prelude by will be played by Rosetta Jeffery.
A memorial service for Dr. Ray Williamson (Bill) Oldfield, a 1963 graduate of Burr Oak High School, is Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the New Salem Funeral Home in Independence, Mo.
Dr. Oldfield died June 2 at Kansas City, Mo.
Obituary Published July 7, 2006
Max Eugene Ball, 85, was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Otego to John Guy and Susie Viola (Morrow) Ball. He died June 27 at the Salina Regional Health Center.
Max attended school in Esbon where he graduated from Esbon High School as Valedictorian at the age of 16. He married Flora Phillips on Nov. 29, 1941, in Concordia. On July 25, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy just ahead of the draft because he wanted to be in the navy instead of the Army. Max was assigned to the Navy Seabees, 29th Construction Battalion Company D with the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer. He was honorably discharged Nov. 1, 1945.
Max was a rural mail carrier in Jewell County for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Esbon, and the Masonic Lodge, Smith Center.
Flora preceded him in death in 1989. On Dec. 18, 1996, he married Leona F. Nelson in Delphos.
Others preceding Max in death were his parents and a brother, Julian E. Ball.
He is survived by his wife, Leona; son, Edward Ball and wife Deborah, Popular Grove, Ill.; daughter, Sharon Ball Pack and husband Ray, Salina; sisters, Carol McCormick, Red Cloud, Neb., Mrs. Byron Walker (June), Kingman, Mae Brightwell, Cottage Grove, Ore.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 29 at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, with Pastor Tom Corman officiating. Graveside services were held at the Esbon Cemetery.
Obituaries Published August 18, 2006
Word was only recently received of the death of Max Philip Duer, 74, Tunnel Hill, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2005.
Mr. Duer was born near Mankato, the son of Charles Harmon and Mary Elizabeth (Yokum) Duer.
He moved with his family to Illinois, then returned to Jewell County where he stayed with Mollie and Lewis Jones to finish high school at Montrose Rural High School, graduating in 1951.
He was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, self-employed dozer operator and operated a saw mill.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harry and Charles.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; daughters, Molie Oliver, Tunnel Hill; Joy Siebenshuh, St. Charles, Mo.; Patti McGinnis, Tunnel Hill; Sharon Tarrant, Shingle Springs, Calif; and a son, Kenneth, Tunnel Hill; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Lois Kerr, New Port Richey, Calif; Juanita Roher, Clovis, Calif.; Carol Trine, Pittsford, Mich; and two brothers, Ira, Abilene, Kan., and Jon, Tunnel Hill.
Doris Lorraine Damrell, 76, Grandview, Mo., died July 31.
She was born Feb. 25, 1930, to Chester and Violet (Steinman) Flinn in Jewell.
Mrs. Damrell moved to the Grandview area when she was 17 years old and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grandview. She retired as a payroll supervisor for the Federal Government, then worked as a payroll clerk for the Kansas City Star, retiring in 1991. Her hobbies included reading and traveling.
Survivors are her husband, William J. Damrell; sisters, Mrs. Art Bergstrom (Mary Louise), Buena Vista, Colo.; Mrs. Howard (F. Darlene) Showalter, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Tom Abram (Joyce), Ennis, Texas.
Services and burial were Aug. 3 in Grandview, Mo.
Betty June McElroy, 79, died at Salina Regional Hospital Aug. 3.
She was the daughter of Floyd H. and Lessie (Miller) Easter, born at her parents' home near Randall on June 7, 1927.
Mrs. McElroy grew up in the Randall Community and attended Randall Rural High School, graduating in 1945.
She married James J. Clawson on Sept. 13, 1945. They had two children, Lonnie Lee, who died June 20, 1999, and Carla Cae. That marriage was later dissolved.
She married Duane McElroy Sept. 2, 1979. There were three stepchildren, Ann, Dixie and Travis.
Betty worked during high school for her father on the family farm and later as a telephone operator in Jewell. She also owned and operated her own beauty salon, as well as co-owned a well-known dog kennel north of Randall.
In later years Betty lived in Salina. Her hobbies included board games, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family.
In addition to her son, Lonnie, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gaylord Easter; and a great-grandchild, Jaymie.
Survivors, besides her husband, include daughter, Mrs. Robert Wurtz (Carla Cae), Lee's Summit, Mo.; stepson, Travis McElroy, Tescott; two stepdaughters, Anna Wheeler and Howard, Salina; Mrs. Terry Fouch (Dixie), Las Vegas, Nev.; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were Aug. 7 at Randall Community Church, Randall, with Pastor Jim Rice officiating. Casket bearers were Justin Armstrong, Shawn James, Drew Wurtz, Troy Clawson, Chad Parker and Toby Wurtz.
Interment was in Randall Cemetery. McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.