Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 October 2011 16:25
• LAVERA I. BESSEL BERNHARDT, 97,
of Marion died Sept. 30 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
Services were Oct. 3 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.
She was born July 1, 1914, to John and Rose Lorenz Bessel in Durham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Bernhardt.
Survivors include sister Evelyn and Leslie Ollenberger of Salina and nieces Sydney and Wayne Teeter of San Diego, Calif., and Rosemary and Jerry Hawver of Charlotte, N.C., and many nieces and nephews on the Bernhardt side.
Memorials may be made to Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Hospice Care of Kansas, or St. Luke Living Center and donations sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.
• GEORGE GOOSSEN JR., 81,
of Goessel, died Oct. 1 at Hillsboro.
Services were Oct. 5 at Grace Bible Church, 1215 N. Grimes St., McPherson, with pastor Richard Duerksen officiating. Burial was at Doyle Valley Cemetery in rural Goessel.
He was born April 30, 1930, to George and Marie (Nickel) Goossen in Goessel. On July 21, 1950, he was married to Lorena Pankratz, who predeceased him.
Survivors include son Keith and Karen Goossen of rural Peabody; daughters Kathy and Bryce Woelk of rural Newton and Sandra and Bob Blackmore of Newton; sister Gladys Thiesen of North Newton; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church and donations sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 405. N. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.
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• ROGER W. “BUD” HANNAFORD JR., 79,
a business owner of Marion, died Oct. 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Lawrence St., Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery. Visitation with family is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.
He was born Jan. 13, 1932, to Roger W. and Norma McCullough Hannaford Sr. in Marion. On Sept. 20, 1953, he was married to Lavonne Slocombe, who survives.
Other survivors include son Roger and Sally Hannaford III of Marion; daughter Gayle and Mike Thomas of Marion; sisters Wanda Burke of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary and Bob Exline of Salina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bud Hannaford Memorial Fund to assist the Marion High School Football program, the Marion Presbyterian Church and the Marion community. Donations may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, in charge of arrangements.
• BEATRICE K. “BEA” MARTINEZ, 68,
of Marion, employed in the food service industry, died Oct. 1 at her home.
Services were Oct. 4 at Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 815 Marion St., Florence. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Florence.
She was born Dec. 19, 1942, to James and Laurene Smith Cogdill in Strong City. On Oct. 10, 1961, she was married to Raymond Martinez, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Marcos and Paula of McPherson, John “Mex” and Reyes, both of Newton; siblings Judy Winter of Ness City, Mary McCarty of Marion, Butch and Mary Lou Cogdill of Marion and Jackie Weathers of Ponca City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas and donations may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.
• CATHARINA PETERS REIMER, 89,
who did ministry work, died Sept. 25 at Newton Medical Center, Newton.
Services were Sept. 29 at Grace Community Church, 1600 S. Anderson Ave., Newton. Burial was at the First Mennonite Church Cemetery, Burns.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, to Jacob H. and Maria Wieler Peters in Greenland, Manitoba, Canada. On Sept. 26, 1943, she was married to Elmer Isaac Reimer, who survives.
Other survivors include son David and Marilyn Reimer; sisters Annie and Albert Reimer of Steinbach, Manitoba, Aurelia and Menno Neufeld of Virden Manitoba and Ellen and Ed Penner of Kola, Manitoba; brothers Jac and Rose Peters, Ert an Shirley Peters and Gilbert and Anne Peters of Steinbach, Manitoba; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Low German ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Missions, Box 850 Langley Stn LCD 1, Langley, BC, Canada V3A 8S6. Checks may be made out to EFCCM.
Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway St., Newton, KS 67114 was in charge of arrangements.
• CAROL ANN UNRUH, 50,
of Lehigh who worked in housekeeping at Salem Hospital and nursing home, died Oct. 1 at Moundridge Manor, Moundridge.
Services were Oct. 4, at Morning Star Mennonite Church, 3403 Falcon Road, Tampa, with pastors Ransom Wiebe, Merlin Wiebe and Bruce Dirks officiating. Burial was at Logan Cemetery in rural Tampa.
She was born June 26, 1961, to Dayton and Martha (Dirks) Unruh in Hillsboro.
Survivors include brothers Warren and Jane Unruh of Lehigh and Quentin and Diane Unruh of Canton and sisters Wanda and Larry Koehn of Durham and Starla Harms of Liberty, Ky.
Memorials may be made to Moundridge Manor and donations may be sent to Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.
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