Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:50• raymond b. davidson, 92,
of Florence, an entertainer, died May 6 at Asbury Park in Newton.
A private burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.
A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.
He was born Sept. 28, 1919, to James E. and Mary Etta Boyd Davidson at Walnut. On Jan. 26, 1947, he was married to Eleanor Grimwood, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Steve and Judy of Newton and Jeff and Kelley of Eureka; four grandchildren; brother Joe of Denver, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Florence Public Library and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.
• Velma decker, 73,
died May 7. She was born Sept. 19, 1938.
Services will be at 2...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:02• harold “buck” balzer, 89,
retired teacher and coach of Buhler, died April 28 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 2 at Buhler Mennonite Church, 220 West Ave. B, Buhler, with pastor Bob Dalke officiating. Burial will follow at Buhler Cemetery.
He was born April 5, 1923, to Isaac and Tena Adrian Balzer at Inman. On Dec. 28, 1945, he was married to Darlene Steinert at McPherson, who survives.
Other survivors include daughter Susie Caster of Wichita; brother Robert of Topeka; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Buhler High School and sent in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main St., Buhler, KS 67522, also in charge of arrangements.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:42• geraldine i. “gerri” hett-williams, 87,
a business owner, died April 17 in Marion.
Services were April 21 at Aulne United Methodist Church. Burial was at Claney Cemetery.
She was born June 27, 1924, to John and Blanche (Ware) Manuel. In 1942, she was married to Thomas B. Hett, who preceded her in 1983. She was later married to Kenneth Williams, who predeceased her in 1998.
Survivors include children Rocky and Shirley Jo Hett of Marion, Bruce and Sandy Hett of McPherson, LaVonda and Lew Rothman of Morristown, N.J., Shelley and Tom Stafford of Hays; Teresa and Bill Higgins of Burlington, N.C., and Jack and Donna Hett of Marion; sister Jackie Hett of Marion; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:30• BEVERLY J. HELMER, 69,
a secretary for many years and also employed at Marion Pharmacy, died April 9 at her home in Marion.
Services were April 13 at Marion Christian Church. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.
She was born April 15, 1942, to Eugene and Pearl Rockey Cook at Hillsboro. She was married to Gary Helmer of Marion, who survives.
Other survivors include children Dan (Jeanette) Schaefer of Hillsboro and Gina (Lisa Pinney) Schaefer of Marion; stepchildren Michelle (Steve) Glahn of Marion, Angela (Mike) Spielman of Baldwin City and Dwayne (Scott Garvey) Helmer of Lenexa and their families; twin sister Barbara (Chris) Graham of Abilene and siblings Jim (Sheila) Cook of Marceline, Mo.; Mary Gilchrist of Petaluma, Calif., and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:55• MARY ANN KOEHN, 82,
died April 7 at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Eden Mennonite Church, 5254 Northwest 140th St., Burns. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She was born April 22, 1929, to Emil and Minnie (Nightengale) Schmidt in Major County, Okla. On Sept. 30, 1951, she was married to Richard Koehn, of Moundridge, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters Lacinda and Warren Nightingale of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Janella and Abraham Schrock of Gentry, Ark., Kristine and Arvin Nightingale of Mountain Grove, Mo., Nancy and Andy Unruh of Ft. Sumer, N.M.; sons Bruce and Linda Koehn of Burns, and Delton and Rhonda Koehn of Montery, Tenn.; brother Edward and Erma Schmidt of...
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