Written by Administrator Tuesday, 14 November 2006 18:00Elda Fortner
Elda Luella Fortner, 91, retired cook for Canton Grade School, died Nov. 9 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.
The service was held Nov. 11 at First Christian Church in Canton with pastor Jack Smith officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 6, 1915, to Ernest and Agnes Loewen Weyand in Lehigh township. On May 1, 1936, she was married to Archie Warren Fortner, who died in 1953.
She is survived by two sons, Keith of Wichita and Brian of Canton; two brothers, Clarence Weyand of Hillsboro and Arnold Weyand of McPherson; four sisters, Clara Schulz of Lyons, Hazel German of Halstead, Frances Sippel of Goessel and Pearl Ediger of McPherson; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Canton Township Carnegie Library in care of Olson's Mortuary in Canton.
Gary L. Harper, 64, retired employee of Irv Schroeder County Motors, died Nov. 12.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Florence United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Rock Cemetery in Granite, Okla.
He was born June 15, 1942, to Lloyd and Hester (Hughes) Harper in Granite. On June 11, 1962, he was married to Sandra Maxwell, who survives in Florence.
He is also survived by two sons, Bryan of Florence and Jeff of Marion; a brother, John of Phoenix, Ariz., four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.
Ruben Kliewer, 85, dairy farmer, died Nov. 12 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastors Dave Plett and Myron Kliewer officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at French Creek Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.
He was born May 31, 1921, to William and Mary (Bartel) Kliewer in Hillsboro. On May 19, 1946, he was married to Rosalie East, who survives in Hillsboro.
He is also survived by three sons, Myron of Thailand and Duane and Daryl, both of Hillsboro; a daughter, Janice Hopkins of Centennial, Colo.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
Lois Raleigh, 80, died Nov. 6 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
The service was held Nov. 10 at Marion Christian Church. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.
Dan H. Thiessen, 89, retired farmer, died Nov. 8 at Kanapolic Reservoir in Ellsworth County.
Services were held Nov. 11 at Hoffnungsau Cemetery and Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in Inman with pastor Willmar Harder officiating.
He was born Aug. 9, 1917, to Dietrich and Agnes Friesen Thiessen in McPherson County. On May 26, 1940, he was married to Dora Abrahams, who survives in Inman.
He is also survived by two daughters, Vera Williams of Hillsboro and Lois Penner of North Newton; two brothers, Ike of Hillsboro and Menno of Inman; two sisters, Barbara Franz of Wichita and Neoma Boersma of North Newton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in care of Buhler Mortuary.
Hildred F. Wiebe, 100, homemaker, died Nov. 11 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
The service was held Nov. 14 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Hillsboro.
She was born July 8, 1906, to Peter H. and Anna (Nickel) Schroeder in Hillsboro. On July 29, 1929, she was married to Herbert Wiebe, who died in 1977.
She is survived by a son, Clark and Anna Marie Wiebe of rural Hillsboro; a daughter, Clariece Schroeder of Sun Lakes, Ariz., a sister, Lucille Leisy of Wichita; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with First Mennonite Church in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.