DECATUR COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES

 

ALEXANDER, JOSEPH

Joseph Alexander, 62, of Broomfield died Aug. 27. Memorial services were Aug. 31 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Mr. Alexander was born in Oberlin, Kan., on July 26, 1935. He married Margot Falls, 1968. He was a self-employed painter and member of the Mason Scottish Rite Mason no. 32. He was a veteran of the Marines. Survivors include his wife; daughters Jan Marie Collins of Nebraska, Amy of Broomfield; sisters Marqie Ankenman of Washington, Sue Nitcher, Patty McIntire both of Kansas; brothers Eugene of Nevada, Michael of North Dakota, James and Dean of Littleton; five grandchildren. (Rocky Mountain News, September 4, 1997, page 14B)

ANDERSON, ARNOLD R.

Anderson, Arnold R., 90, former principal and Kansas House of Representatives representative, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Oberlin Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Jay of Oberlin, Jon of San Francisco; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the United Methodist Church, Wakeeney. Pauls Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, December 13, 1995, page 2D)

BARNES, LYDIA HICKOCK STEVENS

Mrs. Barnes, mother of the sheriff of Decatur County, and sister of Wild Bill Hickock, the famous gunman, died in Oberlin last week, aged over 73. At one time during a baseball game there everybody in the lower tiers of the ampitheater rose to see the finish of an exciting run to the plate. Our 186 pounds of flesh intercepted her range of vision, whereupon she plunged her steel-framed parasol clean through our body, so we thought at one time. That job put us out of her scope of vision. So, Wild Lydia Hickock-Stevens-Barnes, is dead!
[Source: The Norton County Champion (Norton, Kansas), February 10, 1916.]

BATES, JENNIE

Miss Jennie Bates died at Jennings, Kan., February 14.  She was well known at Kanarado, this county, where her father, Rev. J. T. Bates, was formerly stationed.
(The Goodland Republic ~ March 2, 1900 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BENNETT, GORDON D.

Gordon D. Bennett 91, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died early Sunday morning, September 19, 1999, at the Twin Falls Clinic and Hospital. Gordon was born August 2, 1908, in Oberlin, Kansas, to Jason A. and Laura Porter Bennett.

He moved with his family to Idaho in 1910 Gordon attended first grade at Union school near Curry, crossing west of Twin Falls. The balance of grade school he attended at Deep Creek school, later attending Buhl High School, where he graduated in 1927. He married Martha Owen on November 12, 1937, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Mr. Bennett farmed all of his adult life; farming ground two miles west of Filer for five years, then in 1942, farmed west of Buhl on Deep Creek until his retirement. He helped found the Freewill Baptist Church in Idaho in 1951, was a long time member of the Gideons, served on the Deep Creek School Board for over 10 years, and was a member of the Deep Creek Grange. Survivors include his beloved wife Martha of Twin Falls; six children, Owen D. JoAnn Bennett of Twin Falls, Laura Virgil Andrews of Kimberly, Herschel Sandra Bennett of Jerome, Nadine Duane Howe of Brazil, Harley Sharon Bennett of Columbia Falls, MT, and Leslie Shirl Bennett of Twin Falls; 20 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Four of his grandchildren are missionaries to Brazil with New Tribes Mission and Mission Aviation Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Rosa Kalbfleisch Ellis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim O'Donnell of the Freewill Baptist Church in Twin Falls officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call today from 3-8 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Gideons. Gifts may be left with funeral chapel staff at the services or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303. (The Times News, September 21, 1999, page B02)

BENSON, JAMES GERALD

James Gerald Benson, 73, Roseville, Calif., died April 4, 1991, in a nursing home in Citrus Heights, Calif. He was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada, and lived in Oakland, Calif., and then lived in Auburn, Calif., before moving to Roseville 27 years ago. Mr. Benson was a water systems general foreman for Placer County (Calif.) Water Agency for 10 years. Later he was an engineer in waste water and industrial waste at McClellan Air Force Base until he retired in 1 979. He attended Kansas State College, Manhattan. He was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a former member of the American Water Association and the California Water Pollution Control Association, both in Sacramento. He was a member of the Mountain Slope Grand Masonic Lodge, Oberlin, Kan. He was a Rosarian and a member of the American Rose Society. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War a nd retired from military duty as a chief machinist's mate in 1961. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Benson of the home, and a niece. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the oncology uni t at Roseville (Calif.) Community Hospital, or charity. (Kansas City Star, April 10, 1991, page C4)

BRATON, BLANCHE E.

Blanche E. Braton, 72, McPherson, Kan., formerly of Kansas City, died June 29, 1992, at a hospital in McPherson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of McPherson; graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oberlin (Kan.) Cemetery. Mrs. Braton was born in St. Cloud, Fla., and lived in Kansas City and Oberlin before moving to McPherson in 1979. She was a clerk for Modern Art Products before she retired. Survivors include a son, Phillip D. Vigo, Sylvia, Kan.; a daughter, Judith Berini, McPherson; a stepson, William Braton Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.; four stepdaughters, Betty Jo Sparks, Stuart, Fla., Stella Mae Naumo, Canoga Park, Calif., Gloria Marie McAdoo, Sylmar, Calif., and Sue Doty, Elkland, Mo.; two sisters, Imogene Keenan, Jennings, Kan., and Irmadene Harris, Oberlin; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (Kansas City Star, June 30, 1992, page B2; B3)

BURCHAM, EDITH MAE SIMPSON

Edith Mae Simpson Burcham, 76, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully on April 9, 1995 at the Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City.

She was born on February 24, 1919, in Oberlin Decatur, Kansas, a daughter of Orvis Daniel and Fannie Mae Pears Simpson. She married Carl Wanser Burcham on December 25, 1943, in Ogden, Utah; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He died on August 28, 1993. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary and Relief Society. Mae worked at the Maddox Ranch House for many years.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Jerry Carl Burcham, Kim Lynn Burcham and Gloria Taylor, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepbrother and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Willard LDS Ward Chapel, 80 North 100 West. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South in Brigham City and again on Friday at the Willard Church one hour prior to the service. Interment: Willard Cemetery. (The Deseret News, April 12, 1995, page B4)

CASTLE, LEAH AVARETA CASTER

A family memorial service for Leah Avaretta Caster Castle, 83, Lawrence, was Sept. 20 at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Vancouver. Her ashes will be interred next summer at Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin.

Mrs. Castle died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. She had been a Lawrence resident for 30 years, working at Kansas University for 20 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Southard, Farmington Falls, Maine; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Lawrence Journal World, September 26, 1997)

CHILSON, WILLIAM H.

William H. Chilson, 89, of Weedsport died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Canandaigua.

Born in Oberlin, Kan., he lived in the Cato-Weedsport area since 1959. He was a graduate of Kansas State and Cornell universities, receiving doctorates in dairy bacteriology and chemistry. He was employed as a research chemist with General Foods in New Jersey and invented Dream Whip.

He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers, teaching English and reading skills at Auburn Correctional Facility.

Surviving is a son, Robert of Weedsport.

Services and burial are private.

There are no calling hours.

Jewell Funeral Home, Weedsport, has arrangements. (Syracuse Herald American, December 28, 1997, page B3)

COOK, ORELLA MAY

Orella May Cook, 91, formerly of Wichita and Andover, homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1992. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. today, Infield Memorial Chapel; service 2 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors: son, Dale of San Diego; brother, George Kump of Oberlin; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchild ren. Memorial has been established with Sacred Heart Catholic Church. (The Wichita Eagle, February 6, 1992, page 2D)

EATON, GLADYS S.

Gladys S. Eaton, 90, Bethany, Mo., died Nov. 30, 1992, at the Independence Regional Health Center. Services were Wednesday; burial in Antioch Cemetery, Bethany. Mrs. Eaton was born in Oberlin, Kan., and lived in Bethany most of her life. She was an aide at the St. Joseph State Hospital before she retired. She was a member of the Mitchellville United Methodist Church, Bethany. She was a volunteer for the Bethany Senior Citizens Center. Her husband, William Eaton, died in 1954. Survivors include two sons, Charles Eaton, Kansas City, and Keith Eaton, Independence; two daughters, Anna Westpfahl, Freeman, Mo., and Rose Marie Raker, Holden, Mo.; a sister, Gertie Hall, Bethany; eight grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. (The Kansas City Star, December 7, 1992, page B3)

FEES, CHARLES E.

Graveside services for Charles Everett Fees, 91, a longtime resident of Oberlin, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating.

Mr. Fees died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1991, in a Springfield, Mo., nursing home.

He was born Sept. 13, 1900, at Portis. He attended public schools in Portis. He moved to a farm northeast of Oberlin where he farmed for 26 years. He retired and moved to Oberlin in 1975. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence.

He married Esther Evaline Klingle on May 22, 1947, in Oberlin. She died on Aug. 14, 1987. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Brown.

Survivors include a grandson, Burt Brown, Kansas City, Mo.

Friends may call until noon Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home. (Lawrence Journal World, September 27, 1991)

FOLEY, CONNOR

James E. Jr., Donna, Jim III and Connor Foley died Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Oberlin, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, KS. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy, Cherry Hills Village, CO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foley Family Children's Fund to benefit the children's schools, c/o Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Denver Tech Center, Englewood, CO. Jim and Donna were natives of Salina, KS. The family lived in Englewood. Jim was senior vice-president and branch manager of the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter office in the Denver Tech Center. Jim attended Kansas State University and graduated from Western State College. Donna graduated from the University of Kansas and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. Jim III attended Campus Middle School and Connor attended Cottonwood Elementary. The family is survived by James Sr. and Martha Foley, Salina, KS and Dr. James C. and Marilyn Dowell, Litchfield Park, AZ. In addition each is survived by several brothers and sisters. (Arrangements: Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton, CO) (The Kansas City Star, November 28, 1998, page b5)

FOLEY, DONNA

James E. Jr., Donna, Jim III and Connor Foley died Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Oberlin, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, KS. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy, Cherry Hills Village, CO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foley Family Children's Fund to benefit the children's schools, c/o Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Denver Tech Center, Englewood, CO. Jim and Donna were natives of Salina, KS. The family lived in Englewood. Jim was senior vice-president and branch manager of the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter office in the Denver Tech Center. Jim attended Kansas State University and graduated from Western State College. Donna graduated from the University of Kansas and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. Jim III attended Campus Middle School and Connor attended Cottonwood Elementary. The family is survived by James Sr. and Martha Foley, Salina, KS and Dr. James C. and Marilyn Dowell, Litchfield Park, AZ. In addition each is survived by several brothers and sisters. (Arrangements: Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton, CO) (The Kansas City Star, November 28, 1998, page b5)

FOLEY, JAMES E. JR.

James E. Jr., Donna, Jim III and Connor Foley died Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Oberlin, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, KS. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy, Cherry Hills Village, CO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foley Family Children's Fund to benefit the children's schools, c/o Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Denver Tech Center, Englewood, CO. Jim and Donna were natives of Salina, KS. The family lived in Englewood. Jim was senior vice-president and branch manager of the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter office in the Denver Tech Center. Jim attended Kansas State University and graduated from Western State College. Donna graduated from the University of Kansas and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. Jim III attended Campus Middle School and Connor attended Cottonwood Elementary. The family is survived by James Sr. and Martha Foley, Salina, KS and Dr. James C. and Marilyn Dowell, Litchfield Park, AZ. In addition each is survived by several brothers and sisters. (Arrangements: Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton, CO) (The Kansas City Star, November 28, 1998, page b5)

FOLEY, JIM III

James E. Jr., Donna, Jim III and Connor Foley died Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Oberlin, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, KS. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy, Cherry Hills Village, CO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foley Family Children's Fund to benefit the children's schools, c/o Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Denver Tech Center, Englewood, CO. Jim and Donna were natives of Salina, KS. The family lived in Englewood. Jim was senior vice-president and branch manager of the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter office in the Denver Tech Center. Jim attended Kansas State University and graduated from Western State College. Donna graduated from the University of Kansas and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. Jim III attended Campus Middle School and Connor attended Cottonwood Elementary. The family is survived by James Sr. and Martha Foley, Salina, KS and Dr. James C. and Marilyn Dowell, Litchfield Park, AZ. In addition each is survived by several brothers and sisters. (Arrangements: Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton, CO) (The Kansas City Star, November 28, 1998, page b5)

FORE, BERTA FRICKEY

RALEIGH - Berta May Frickey Fore, 82, died June 5, 1997, at Mayview Convalescent Center, after a prolonged illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1914 in Oberlin, Kansas, daughter of the late Charles L. and Ada Toops Frickey. Berta attended Kansas State University, Purdue University and graduated from the University of Tennessee. Having moved to Raleigh in 1956 she became deeply involved in church and community activities. Upon joining White Memorial Presbyterian Church, she was quick to use her talents constructively, as an ardent member of the choir, instituted the receptionist system that is currently in use, organized the young married couples Sunday school class and taught it for several years. She was elected to serve as a deacon for two terms and subsequently elected as one of the first two women to serve as elders. Continuing, she was president of Women of the Church, also served as an officer in Keenagers social group. Community activities included Meals on Wheels, Parent Teachers Association, member and president of PEO Sisterhood. Not to be outdone, Berta still had time to serve her family, as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to the above she was cherished and loved by a wide circle of friends.

A memorial service will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997.

She is survived by her husband, Julian M. Fore; sons, Dr. Steven R. Fore of Greensboro and Dr. David A. Fore of Dahlonega, Ga.; granddaughters, Susan L. Fore of New York, N.Y., Katherine E. Fore of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Whitney Fore of Greensboro; grandsons, Demain A. Fore of Austin, Texas, Devin A. Fore of New York, N.Y. and Matthew R. Fore of Greensboro; sister, Ura L. Hinkle of West Layfayette, Ind.; brother, Carl L. Frickey of Bellevue, Wash.; and quite a large contingent of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27608; or to Glenaire Retirement Home, 200 West Cornwall Road, Cary, NC 27511.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street. (Greensboro News & Record, June 8, 1997)

FORD, GRACE M. NICKELL

GRACE M. NICKELL FORD, 99, of Oberlin, Kan., formerly of Denver, died Oct. 27. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Chapel Hill Mortuary in Littleton. Mrs. Ford was born in Phillipsburg, Kan., on Aug. 19, 1900. She married Claude Ford, 1918. She was a homemaker. She was a member of The Rebekah's Seloen Senior Citizens. Survivors include sons Robert of Missouri, Claude of Arvada and Roy of Aurora; daughter Fansion Juenemann of Kansas; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchldren; three great-great-grandchildren.(Rocky Mountain News, November 3, 1999, page 18B)

GREFER, MR.

An old man by name of Grefer, of Jennings, Kan., went to the scene of the wreck near Clayton soon after the accident happened, and in driving across the creek the team missed the bridge and all fell in the water.  The old man had but one leg and experienced some difficulty in getting out.  He was considerably chilled by the cold water and went to a farm house to get warm, but did not recover from the shock and died soon after.
(The Goodland Republic ~ September 20, 1901 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HINES, NANCY FERN

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 1994, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mrs. Hines died of vascular disease and emphysema Oct. 10, 1994. She was 75.

She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Oberlin, Kan., and lived in Portland since 1975.

She worked as an electronics technician, retiring in 1973.

Mrs. Hines married Edward in 1936. He died in 1988.

Surviving are her daughter, Helene Keep of Oregon City; sisters, Dorothy Lenaburg of Tulare, Calif., and Carolyn Sixbury of Kansas; brother, David Simpson of Oberlin, Kan.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Interment in Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud. (The Oregonian, October 12, 1994, page B05)

HOSKINS, O. D.

O. D. Hoskins, of Norcatur, a hard-working northwestern Kansas newspaper man, is dead.
(The Advocate ~ Topeka, KS ~ February 5, 1896)

HUMM, HELEN L. STINER

Helen L. Stiner Humm died at the SunBridge Semi-Acute Nursing Home, Sunday, September 19, 1999 at the age of 96 years, 9 months, and 4 days, of an extended illness. She was born November 15, 1902 in Oberlin, Kansas to Charles W. and Lura Wilcoxon Stiner. She acquired her education in the Oberlin area along with Superior, Nebraska and Guide Rock, Nebraska. Helen transported herself to and from school via horse and buggy where winter snow storms and wind were prevalent. She was also an accomplished pianist and a trained vocalist. She played background music at a movie theater during the silent film era. She gave private piano lessons for several years in Nebraska as well as Kansas. She also taught all eight grades of school at a country school for one year. She loved teaching the children, but not the parents, so one year was enough. She and her husband and daughters moved to Idaho in 1939 during the dust bowl years in Kansas and Nebraska. Helen married Fred E. Humm April 2, 1921 in Nelson, Nebraska. Two daughters were born to this union, Velda L. Humm of the home and Betty L. Putzier of Twin Falls. Besides her daughters, Helen is survived by 3 grandsons, John Putzier, Robert Putzier, and Fred Putzier; a granddaughter Sandra Putzier Stansell; 6 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters; 2 great-great grandsons and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, her parents, a brother, and an adopted brother. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Twin Falls. Rev. James Frisbie will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary of Twin Falls. (The Times News, September 21, 1999, Page B02)

HUMM, VELDA LUCILLE

Velda Lucille Humm 75, of Twin Falls, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at her home. Velda was born June 3, 1924, atOberlin, Kansas, to Fred and Helen Stiner Humm. In 1938, she moved to Idaho, and graduated from Hansen High School.

For a time, Velda worked as a beautician. In 1948, she went to work for Twin Falls Bank and Trust as a check sorter and mail clerk, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church. Most of Velda's life revolved around her mother, for whom she cared until her mother's death on September 19, 1999. Velda is survived by a sister, Betty Putzier of Twin Falls; a niece, Sandra Stansell of Nampa, Idaho; three nephews, John Putzier of Napa, California, Robert Putzier of Boise, and Fred Putzier of Meridian, Idaho; 10 great-nieces and nephews, and three great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Frisbie officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call today at White Mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to a charity of the donor's choice. (The Times News, November 16, 1999, page B01)

HUMPHREY, CHARLES AVERY

CHARLES AVERY HUMPHREY, 80, of Oberlin, Kan., formerly of Golden, died Feb. 25. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Crown Hill Chapel, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Humphrey was born in Sheldon, Neb., on April 15, 1916. He married Lydia Reffel, 1941. He was a general contractor. He was a member of Church of God, Assembly of God, American Rifle Association and Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship. Survivors include sons Delmer of Arvada, William of Englewood, Harry of Kansas, Richard of Golden; daughters Charlene Hartner and Debbie, both of Kansas, Joyce Rhodes of Denver; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. (Rocky Mountain News, March 3, 1997, page 9B)

JOHNSON, DALE LEWIS

Dale Lewis Johnson, 85, died May 2 at Alden Estates in Evanston.

Mr. Johnson was born April 19, 1913, in Oberlin, Kansas, the son of Simon and Wauneta (nee Dufford) Johnson.

He graduated from Decatur Community High School and attended Kansas State University and Fort Hayes State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in applied psychology from the University of Chicago.

Before moving to Chicago, Mr. Johnson taught in rural grade schools and at Oberlin Elementary School. After coming to this area, he was an accountant with the Pullman Railroad Car Co. and retired from Kemper Insurance Co. as a comptroller.

Mr. Johnson and his wife, Helen, moved to Alden Estates in May 1996. She preceded him in death in July 1996.

Survivors include three brothers, Henry L. of Rural Oberlin, Kansas, Martin L. (Earlene) of Mobile, Ala., and Quintin (Jean) of Bigfork, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held May 8 at Paul's Funeral Home in Oberlin. Inurnment will be in Oberlin Cemetery. (Evanston Review, May 7, 1998, page 185)

JOLLEY, HAROLD ELWOOD

Harold Elwood Jolley, 71, Excelsior Springs, died March 17, 1994, at the Liberty Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Prichard Chapel, Excelsior Springs; burial in Woodland Cemetery, near Excelsior Springs. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association. Mr. Jolley was born in Oberlin, Kan., and lived in this area most of his life. He was a security guard, retiring from the Wackenhut Security Corp. in 1984. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the American Legion.

He was a member of the Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Jolley of the home; two sons, Harold Jolley Jr., Bend, Ore., and Dale James Jolley, Lebanon, Ore.; two daughters, Trudie Helget and Tresa Mitchell of Albany, Ore.; two brothers, James Jolley, Polo, Mo., and John Jolley, Albany, Ga.; two sisters, Minnie Ulrich, Kansas City, and Ada Lowry, Maysville, Mo.; and nine grandchildren. (The Kansas City Star, March 19, 1994, page C5)

JORN, DONALD H.

Services for Donald H. Jorn, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Mr. Jorn donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center.

Mr. Jorn died Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born June 7, 1920, in Oberlin, the son of Christian and Esther Douglas Jorn.

Mr. Jorn was a 1938 graduate of Decatur Community High School in Oberlin and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Panama and Equador. He was a farmer in Oberlin until 1966. He also managed a small business in Walker and Arkadelphia, Ark. He drove school buses for Oberlin and Lawrence school districts.

Mr. Jorn was a past president of the Oberlin Board of Education. He was a member of the OberlinChapter No. 106 Eastern Star, Mount Slope Lodge No. 186 A.F. and A.M. and American Legion Post No. 70. He was a volunteer for many organizations in Oberlin. After moving to Lawrence, he volunteered at the Farmer's Market, Meals on Wheels and LINK. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

He married Glee Bendon on Sept. 5, 1948. She died Jan. 4, 1987. He married Eppie Jones McGuire on Dec. 30, 1988, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jorn and Peggy Williams, both of Lawrence; a son, Evan, Tampa, Fla.; three stepsons, Mick and Gerry McGuire, Lawrence, and Mark McGuire, Sterling, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Mary Ann Sobkowski, Warren, Pa.; a brother, Doug, Beatrice, Neb.; a sister, Annie Laurie Jochums, Camarillo, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Heart Institute at St. Luke's Hospital or First United Methodist Church. (Lawrence Journal-World, February 24, 1996)

KIMM, GRACE DODT

Grace Dodt Kimm, Bradenton, died Jan. 3, 1996.

She was born in Ottawa, Kan., and came to Bradenton 40 years ago from Atlanta. She was a homemaker and a University of Kansas graduate. She was also a member of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and she was a 50-year member of the International Philanthropic Educational Organization and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Lila Counter of Decatur, Ala.; and a brother, Howard Banta of Oberlin, Kan.

Inurnment will be in Hope Cemetery in Ottawa, Kan. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50312-2899. (Sarasota Herald - Tribune, January 10, 1996, page 11B)

KIRKENDALL, LESTER ALLEN

Lester Allen Kirkendall of Milwaukie, a retired Oregon State University professor emeritus who was internationally recognized for his expertise in the field of marital and family behavior and sex education, died of congestive heart failure Friday in a Milwaukie hospital.

At his request, no funeral will be held. Mr. Kirkendall was 87.

Born Nov. 15, 1903, in Oberlin, Kan., he was raised and educated on a farm nearby. Kept by his father from going to high school because he felt it unnecessary for a farm boy, he didn't begin his high school education until the age of 18.

He went on to graduate from Kansas State College and earn a doctorate from Columbia University. He married Laura Williams in 1936. During the mid-1940s, he taught and counseled at the U.S. Army University for Soldiers in Florence, Italy.

He joined the staff of OSU in 1949, and taught family life and human relations classes until his retirement as an emeritus professor in 1969.
He taught the first course on human sexuality on any college campus in the United States, according to Kinsey Green, dean of the OSU home economics program.

Mr. Kirkendall wrote and edited 13 books, including ''Sex Education and Human Relations'' in 1950 and ''Premarital Intercourse and Interpersonal Relations'' in 1961.

He had provided chapters for dozens of other books and wrote more than 300 articles that appeared in numerous professional journals. His most recent book, ''Marriage and the Family in the Year 2020,'' explored how modern upheavals in society could affect future families.
Mr. Kirkendall taught and lectured at workshops and conferences throughout the world. He was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association and was presented with the International Award for promoting sex education by the World Congress on Sexuality.
In 1985, he established the Lester Kirkendall Endowment at the OSU Foundation to promote the family as an instrument of peace. The College of Home Economics at the university in turn established the Kirkendall Lecture Series.

Mr. Kirkendall had lived in Portland for the past 22 years. His wife died in 1982.

Surviving are his son, Karl of Paoha, Hawaii; daughter, Karen Metzler of Longview, Wash.; brother, Vern of Chico, Calif.; sister, Evadene Frickey of Canby; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His body was donated to Oregon Health Sciences University.

The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Kirkendall Lecture Series Endowment in care of the Oregon State University Foundation. (The Oregonian, June 5, 1991)

LAIDIG, FLOYD A.

Laidig, Floyd A., retired farmer, died Friday, August 27, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, OberlinUnited Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Ruth; daughters, Glenva Nichols of Oberlin, Janice Mehl of North Platte, Neb., Fausta Walker of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Cedar Living Center, Decatur County Fair Foundation and Kansas 4-H Foundation. Pauls Funeral Home. (The Wichita Eagle, August 31, 1999, page 10A)

LOCKARD, COPIA

Copia Lockard, 99, died March 9 at Heritage Health Care Center.

She was born in Decatur County, Kansas, a daughter of George Strong Langmaid and Sara Jane ''Jennie'' Knight. She graduated from high school in Oberlin, Kan., in 1916, and attended normal school.

She married Francis Dawes Lockard, who died in 1973.

Mrs. Lockard taught in one-room schools for eight years.

She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church, and had been active in the United Methodist Women. Her special interests included gardening and writing poetry. She moved to Arizona in 1985 to be near her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Naomi Smith of Globe and Donna Sciascia of Brunswick, Maine; a son, David Lockard of Globe; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Thursday in Globe. Burial will be in Newton, Kan. Arrangements are by Lamont Mortuary of Globe. (Portland Press Herald, March 17, 1997, page 5B)

LOGAN, DONALD E.

Donald E. Logan, 77, Overland Park, former president of the Parkway Insurance Agency Inc., died Aug. 13, 1991, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Mr. Logan managed the insurance agency more than 12 years before becoming president in 1980; he retired in 1983. Earlier he was regional manager of the Gulf Insurance Group and regional vice president of Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies. He was past most loyal gander of Blue Goose International.

He was a former Republican precinct committeeman in Prairie Village. He was a 1938 graduate of Hastings (Neb.) College. He was Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church.

He was born in Stratton, Neb., and lived in Max, Neb.; Oberlin, Kan.; and Callaway, Neb. He then lived in Omaha, Neb., for 18 years and moved to this area in 1955. His wife, Marjorie Logan, died in 1990. Survivors include three sons, Vance A. Logan, Prairie Village, and Dennis V. Logan and Steven K. Logan of Overland Park; a daughter, Jennifer A. Logan, Kansas City; a brother, R. Vance Logan, Lakewood, Calif.; a sister, Helen L. Knapp, Pecatonica, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church; cremation. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Don and Marge Logan Scholarship Fund at the church. (Kansas City Star, August 14, 1991, page C3)

LOVE, RANIE HAROLD

Ranie Harold Love was many things in his lifetime: devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather, Christian, president of several divisions of Koch Industries, and trusted friend.

His wife, Fannie Love, remembers him as "a true gentleman in all respects."

She also said he had a great sense of humor and dearly loved his grandchildren.

He was president of Ranie Love Real Estate when he died Jan. 1. He was 84.

John Arnold, a friend and business partner for more than 20 years, described Mr. Love as "probably one of the most genteel persons I've ever known. He was a professional, distinguished, intelligent and friendly individual."

Mr. Love's sister, Lorraine Love, described him as "everything a good guy should be."

Mr. Love had spent 15 years with Koch Industries before going into real estate. He held many positions, including president of Koch Engineering Co., Vance Oil and Ajax Construction Co., all owned by Koch Industries at the time. He left Koch in the late 1960s for a career in real estate.

Mr. Love was born in Cedar Bluffs, in northwest Kansas, on Oct. 18, 1913. Later he and his family moved to Oberlin, where he went to high school and graduated at the age of 11.He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Kansas in 1936. It was there that he became a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Mr. Love worked at an accounting firm in Kansas City before he was hired by Koch Industries. He took a leave of absence from work in 1941 when he was called to active military duty.

He joined the 12th Armored Division in France under Gen. George Patton's command. By the end of his military career, Mr. Love had been promoted to lieutenant colonel and had been awarded a Bronze Star for service under hazardous conditions.His first wife, Eileen Reyer Love, died in 1970. His son, Ranie Reid Love, died in 1978. Mr. Love married Fannie Rogers in 1976 and became a father to her four children, along with his own daughter, Karen .He is survived by his wife, Fannie; daughter, Karen Dale of San Diego, Calif.; stepsons, Tony Rogers of Dallas, Rick Rogers of Frederick, Md.; stepdaughters, Teresa Rogers of Fairway, Mary Christine Lob of Dallas; sister, Lorraine Love of Topeka; and 10 grandchildren.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, and the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Both will be at the Church of the Magdalen. Funeral arrangements are through Downing & Lahey Mortuary. The family asks that all donations be sent to the Mary Magdalen Foundation, 457 S. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67218. (The Wichita Eagle, January 3, 1998, page 11A)

McCOY, MARY H.

Mary H. McCoy, died August 30, 1997, at Villa St. Joseph, Overland Park, KS. Private services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Missouri, Kansas City Jazz Studies Department.

Mrs. McCoy was born in Oberlin, KS, and moved from Manhattan, KS, to Overland Park in 1986.

Mary had a lifelong interest in music and was a member of I.A.J.E. She had attended Kansas State University and the Universi - ty of Minnesota.

Mary is survived by her husband, Donald E. McCoy; daughter, Jan Buckner and husband, Jake and grand - daughters, Erin and Kelly, all of Overland Park; daughter, Judy Krohn and husband, Gib, of Stockholm, WI, and granddaughter, Grete Krohn, of Minneapolis, MN; son, Michael D. McCoy, of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Alfred Banta, of King City, CA; and sister, Genevieve Ward of Kingman, KS. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors) (The Kansas City Star, August 31, 1997, page B6)

McCLOUD, ARVILLA J.

Arvilla Joyce McCloud, 69, Kansas City in Clay County, died Nov. 4, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Newcomer's White Chapel; burial in White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.

The family suggests contributions to Cancer Action Inc. Mrs. McCloud was born in Hayes Center, Neb., and lived in Oberlin, Kan., before moving to this area 39 years ago. She was a member of the Seedtime Harvest Church. Survivors include her husband, Russell W. McCloud of the home; four sons, Warren D. Olinger, Woodridge, Ill., Wesley D. Olinger, Wenatchee, Wash., Mark L. Olinger, Everett, Wash., and Mike L. Olinger, Redding, Calif.; three daughters, Sharon K. Warren, Springfield, Mo., Karen S. Millsap, St. Joseph, and Sondra J. Hudson, Kansas City; a stepson, Robert W. McCloud, Kansas City; a stepdaughter, Joan C. Olinger, Woodridge; a brother, Warren Cody, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Gara Lee Sprague, Arapahoe, Neb., and Reta Hawkens, McDonald, Kan.; and 13 grandchildren. (The Kansas City Star, November 6, 1992, page C3)

ORTEN, HENRY WILBUR

Henry Wilbur Orten, son of George and Eva Orten, was born October 20, 1912, at Jerome, Kan. He died at his home in Oberlin July 15, 1971, at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 25 days. He attended elementary and high school at Grainfield, Kansas, graduating from the Grainfield Rural High School in 1933. He served honorably in the United States Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern and the China-Burma-India Theaters during World War II. He and Esther Ruzicka were married Jan. 30, 1946. They lived in Colorado Springs one year then moved to Oberlin. Orten worked several years for the W. J. Roshong Implement Co., before going into his own mechanic business. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, George Merle Orten. He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Eva A. Orten of Quinter; two brothers, Wilfred G. Orten of Oklahoma City, Okla. and William L. Orten of Overland Park, Ks.; two sisters, Mrs. Delmar (Vera) Roberts, Quinter and Mrs. Rod E. (Florence) Smith of Scott City, and a host of other relatives and friends. (Gove County Advocate, July 15, 1971, submitted by Joyce Roberts Lott)

PADDOCK, MAMIE CLARICE

MAMIE CLARICE PADDOCK, 99, of 1555 N. Meridian, homemaker, died Thursday, May 29, 1986. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Cochran Mortuary, 3 p.m. Monday, Oberlin Cemetery.

Survivors: daughters, Nadine Ferguson of Wichita, Dorothy Gierhart of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Fern Simmons of Kansas City, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. (The Wichita Eagle, May 31, 1986, page 14A)

PERRY, RICHARD LEE "RICHIE"

Richard Lee "Richie" Perry II, 17, formerly of Rolla, Oberlin High School student, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rolla High School gymnasium.

Survivors: mother and stepfather, Peggy and Vince Carswell at home; father and stepmother, Richard L. and Barbara Perry of Pittsburg; brother, Michael, sister, Emily, both at home; stepbrother, Craig Marshall of Pittsburg, Arron Carswell of Hays; stepsister, Kristin Carswell of Hays; grandparents, W.J. Light of Rolla, A.L. and Virginia Perry of Pittsburg. Memorials have been established with the Oberlin High School Richard Perry Scholarship Fund and Rolla High School Richard Perry Scholarship Fund. Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton. (Wichita Eagle, September 20, 1988, page 4B)

PLOTTS, WAYMOND CLYDE

Waymond Clyde Plotts, Age 87, died March 3, 1994, in Salt Lake City. Born August 11, 1906, in Oberlin, Kansas, a son of LeRoy C. and Mary Dees Plotts. Married and divorced. Member of Worldwide Church of God.

Survived by three sons: Lowell, Salt Lake City; Clyde, Kearns; Dan, Sandy; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Jim Plotts, Kansas; Naoma Christensen, Colorado; Olive Dean, Iowa. Preceded in death by son, Bill.

Graveside services, Saturday, March 12th, 1 p.m. at West Jordan City Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road. (Salt Lake Tribune, March 9, 1994, page D4)

RIBLETT, LETHA

Memorial service for Letha E. Riblett, 90, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rockwood Manor. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Riblett, who was born and raised near Oberlin, Kan., died Thursday.

She graduated from Oberlin County High School in 1927 and from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1931.

In 1933 she married Floy Riblett and they moved to Spokane in 1935.

Mrs. Riblett worked as a cost accountant for United Buckingham Truck Lines for many years. She retired in 1969.

She was a 64-year member of Liberty Park United Methodist Church.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Marlene Riblett and Allis Saint, both of Spokane; four siblings, Francis Kathka of Missouri, Emery Kathka of Nebraska, and Agnes Urban and Wilma Kathka, both of Kansas; and two grandchildren. (The Spokesman-Review, July 7, 1999, page D7)

RICHARDSON, HAZEN L. JR.

WILMINGTON, Del. - Hazen L. Richardson Jr., 67, Greenville, Del., formerly of Kansas, died Nov. 27, 1992, at a hospital in Wilmington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lamb-Roberts Chapel, Ottawa, Kan.; burial in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests contributions to the Franklin County, Kan., chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Richardson was born in Oberlin, Kan., and lived in Oberlin and Stafford, Kan., before he moved to Ottawa in 1934. He then liv ed in Morris Plains, N.J., before he moved to Greenville in 1981. He was vice president and general manager of the medical and pharmaceutical division of Du Pont in Wilmington, retiring in 1988. He was president of the Parke-Davis Co. in Morris Plains until 1981, and had worked for that company for 29 years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Colorado and a pharmaceutical degree from Capital College, Denver.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Lou Richardson of the home; a son, Todd Hazen Richardson, Austin, Texas; a daughter, Tricia Richardson Dalkin, Charlottesville, Va.; his mother, Juanita L. Richardson, Ottawa; a brother, William J. Richardson, Austin; a sister, Patricia J. Lundquist, Huntsville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. (The Kansas City, December 2, 1992, page C3)

ROMERO, ALICE MARIE

ALICE MARIE ROMERO, 69, of Denver died July 30. Services were Aug. 5 at Indian Hills Community Church. Mrs. Romero was born in Oberlin, Kan., on April 29, 1930. She married Joseph Romero; they later divorced. She worked at Allied Security. Survivors include sons Greg of Brighton, Solomon of Denver, Laido of Pine Junction, Raymond of Indian Hills; daughter Karen Page of Aurora; brother John Wooley of Washington; sisters Lucille McCormick and Lila Byers, both of Kansas, Lois Russes of California, Dorothy Kaus of Kremmling; nine grandchildren. (Rocky Mountain News, August 7, 1999, page 14B)

RYDQUIST, ELLNETTE (ANDERSON)

Rydquist, Ellnette (Anderson), 72, former Farmers & Loan Abstract, Reserve Building & Loan and Decatur County Good Samaritan Center employee, died Saturday, July 26, 1999. Service 10 a.m. today, Pauls Funeral Home.

Survivors: husband, Kenneth; sons, Rick of Arlington, Texas, Mick, Cooker, both of Kansas City, Kan.; brother, Merlin Anderson of rural Dresden; sister, Marlene Magill of Lenexa; five grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Oberlin Covenant Church and Decatur County Hospice.

SCOTT, DAVID  (MRS.)

MOTHER OF TULLY SCOTT IS DEAD

Oberlin, Kan., Dec. 22 --- Mrs. David Scott, mother of Tully Scott, the Democratic leader, died here yesterday after an illness of several months.  She left a husband and five children, the latter all grown.
(Kansas Semi-Weely Capital ~ December 25, 1896 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

TERAMN, MRS.

Mrs. Teramn died at Jennings last week. She was over one hundred years of age, and had evidence of having known George Washington. She was from Maryland. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 21, 1899, page 4)

VERNON, CHARLES "CHUCK"

Charles "Chuck" Vernon of Estes Park, a teacher and coach, died April 10 in Estes Park. He was 57.

A service was April 13 at Olinger Highland Chapel. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Vernon was born March 6, 1937, in Oberlin, Kan. He graduated from Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

On Oct. 14, 1972, he married Amelia Koett Vernon in Westminster. He taught and coached at Ranum High School and Clearlake Middle School for 29 years.

Vernon was a member of the Westminster Elks.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kirby, New York City, and Korky, Colorado Springs; two daughters, Kimberly Copelan and Kinda Byrge, both of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Voyle, Erie, and Kevin, Kansas; three sisters, Barbara Kirkpatrick and Janice Hayes, both of Kansas, Ronda Hill, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Estes Park Medical Center, 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park 80517. (The Denver Post, April 25, 1994, page B6)

WOOLLEY, LLOYD G.

LLOYD G. WOOLLEY, 76, of Lakewood died Oct. 14. Services were Oct. 20, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Woolley was born in Oberlin, Kan., on Oct. 8, 1919. He married Ruth S. Dickey, 1945. He served in the Navy during World War II and was an operating engineer with a meat packing company. Survivors include his wife; sons Gordon of Westminster, Scott of Golden; daughter Lynn Wilson of Golden; brother John of Seattle; sisters Lucille McCormick and Lila Byers, both of Kansas, Alice Romero of Denver, Dorothy Kaus of Grand Junction, Lois Rousses of California; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. (Rocky Mountain News, October 25, 1995, page 69A)

WURM, MATT

Funeral services were held for Matt Wurm, 59, who had lived on the same farm northeast of Oberlin the past 30 years. Due to his illness the past two years he had been hospitalized in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Alcia; two sons, Allen and Rex of Oberlin and a daughter, Helene Fisher of Albuquerque. (The Oberlin Herald, September 1955, submitted by Dusting Trails)

YONKER, LUCILE E.

Yonker - Lucile E., 84, Oberlin, Kan., died Wednesday (12/25/96). Born, Portland, Ore. (5/16/12). Former school teacher. Homemaker. Survivors: son, Philip, Littleton, Colo.; daughters, Doris, KansasCity, Mo., Margaret Ike, Memphis, Tenn.; brother, Harry Unger, Lincoln; sister, Irene Peters, Lincoln; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Oberlin. Oberlin Cemetery. Visitation: today, 4-8 p.m., Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin; Saturday, 9 a.m. until services, church. Memorials to church of radio program, The Lutheran Hour. (Lincoln Journal Star, December 27, 1996, page 04)

 


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