Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:19• randall burch, 83,
of Roxbury, died Sept. 28.
A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Evangelical Covenant Church, 102 S. Washington, Lindsborg. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, also at the church.
Burial was at Pleasantview Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 30, 1929, to Raymond and Jeannette Burch in Roxbury. He was married to Delores Burch, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters Marsha and Brad Howe, Coleen Minns and Sandra and Daryl Brunsell; sons Kent and Debbie, Ron and Justin Susan Burch; brothers Clifford and Marilyn Burch of Lockport, N.Y. and Wendell and Karleen Burch of Gypsum; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of McPherson, 117 E. Euclid St., McPherson...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 13:54• Justin s. dicks, 30,
of Wichita, died Sept. 16 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Northridge Friends Church, 2655 N. Bullinger St., Wichita.
Survivors include father John and Robin Dicks of Marion; mother Diane and Zane Miller of Valley Center; sisters and brothers Alisha and Rick Loerke, Olivia Dicks, Madison Dicks, Wesley Dicks, Natalie Shurley, Eric Shurley, Stephen Miller, Rebecca Miller, Deana Miller and many grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other family.
• gerald d. kelsey, 69, died Sept. 23 at Wichita.
Visitation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.
The service will...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:19• LESTER E. GRIFFITH, 89,
a retired county agricultural extension agent, of McPherson and formerly of Marion, died Sept. 15 at McPherson Hospital.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at Marion Cemetery in Marion. A service will be at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, with pastors Michael Marion and Chris Whitacre officiating. No visitation is planned.
He was born Nov. 23, 1922, to William and Katie (Tiday) Griffith in Pawnee County. On Oct. 14, 1951, he was married to Ruth Ann Boyle, who survives.
Other survivors include daughter Pam and John Klenda of McPherson; sons Ed and Carol Griffith of Wichita and Jeff and Jeannie Griffith of Topeka; sister Ethel Busset of Lee’s Summit...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:43• GARY A. BARTLETT, 71,
formerly of Florence, was employed at Hawker Beechcraft until his retirement in 2011, died Aug. 27 at his Wichita home.
Services were Aug. 31 at Downing and Lahey Mortuary East Chapel in Wichita.
A graveside services was Sept. 1 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.
He was born June 18, 1941, to Earl and Alberta Bartlett in Wichita.
Survivors include wife Sheryl; daughter Kelly and Danny Greene of Topeka; son Bob and Kim Bartlett of Whitewater and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Harvey House Museum of Florence or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Wichita and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, in charge of arrangements.
• VONCILLE JEAN DIRKS, 57,
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:53• MARION ETHEL ROSINE, 68,
a housekeeper of Peabody, died Aug. 29 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.
Services were Sept. 1 at Peabody United Methodist Church with pastor David Ragland officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
Memorials may be made to Peabody United Methodist Church and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 Sycamore, Peabody, KS 66866.
• “COACH” GENE PRUITT, 75,
longtime coach and teacher, who was a football coach at Herington High School from 1975 to 1981, died Aug. 30 at Life Care Center of Burlington.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave., Emporia. Visitation is also at the church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.
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