Category: Deaths

Deaths (August 16, 2017)

• GLORIA JEAN (WODKE) POTTER, 68, retired cafe owner/operator of Marion and formerly of Strong City, died Aug. 12 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. A celebration of life service is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Marion Presby­terian Church, Marion. Burial will follow in the Strong City Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at […]

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Deaths (August 9, 2017)

• mark a. “booster” brown, 69, former Vulcan Chemical employee of Marion, died July 31. The service was Thursday, Aug. 3 at Marion Christian Church. He was born Oct. 16, 1947, to Catherine and Raymond Brown at El Dorado. In 1967 he was married to Beverly. In 1991, he was married to Suzie, who predeceased him. He is survived by […]

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Deaths (August 2, 2017)

• Gorman Lee Fred­erick­son, 71, Peabody, a retired English teacher, died July 18. A celebration of life will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Emporia Arts Council in Emporia. Cremation has taken place. He was born Jan. 22, 1946, to Ralph and Marion Fred­erickson in Great Falls, Mont. On March 26, 1968, he was married to Faie Fergeson, […]

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Deaths (July 26, 2017)

• dora louise Claas­sen, 97, died July 19, at Whitewater. The graveside service was Friday, July 21, at Swiss Cemetery, Whitewater. A memorial service is planned for 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the Swiss Church, 125 S. Oak, White­water. Memorials may be made to the Jewish Awareness Ministries or Whitewater Community Church Build­ing Fund, and sent in care of Lamb […]

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Deaths (July 19, 2017)

• ISABELLA K. BEZDEK, 89, a homemaker, died Fri­day, July 7, at her home in Hills­boro. The funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Marion. Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment followed at Marion Cemetery. She was born June 8, 1928, to Norman and Hilda Pigorsch Graham […]

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Deaths (July 12, 2017)

• ISABELLA K. BEZDECK, 89, a homemaker, died Fri­day, July 7, at her home in Hillsboro. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Marion. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment will follow at Marion Cemetery. She was born June 8, 1928, to Norman and […]

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Deaths (July 5, 2017)

• billy K. “bill” Woford, 84, a retired Freemason, died June 28 at his home in Hills­boro. Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be at a later date. He was born Nov. 14, 1932, at Okemah, Okla., to Kyle W. and Martha Irene (Wilson) Woford. Survivors include children Kyla K. Ruhl and husband Clay of Kansas […]

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Deaths (June 28, 2017)

• Elton Berg, 87, of Hillsboro died June 25 at Via Christi St. Francis Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Unit in Wichita. Celebration of Life Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at Hillsboro Menno­nite Brethren Church. Interment is 10 a.m. Satur­day at Hillsboro M.B. Church Cemetery. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. […]

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Deaths (June 21, 2017)

• Aileen V. Hanschu, 91, of Marion, died June 19 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. The service is at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion. Interment will be at Lewis Cemetery at Ramona. Visitation is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. She was born July 3, 1925, to Ernest and […]

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Deaths (June 14, 2017)

• WILLIAM “BILL” GROSSE, 63, construction equipment operator and former county landfill manager, died at his home near Peabody May 26. He was born Jan. 8, 1953, to Thomas and Mary Lou (Anderson) Grosse. On Sept. 4, 1975, he was married to Shirley Nonken, who predeceased him. He is survived by two sons, Bryan and wife Lind­sey of Marion and […]

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