Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:30
• cynthia SUE BENTZ, 57,
a homemaker and farmer, died May 7 at her home in Lindsborg.
Services were May 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tampa. Burial was at North Tampa Cemetery.
She was born April 19, 1955, to Stanley and Eva (Oakleaf) Anderson of Lindsborg. On Dec. 7, 1975, she was married to Myron Paul Bentz, who predeceased her in 1997.
Survivors include children Crysta and Matt Clymer, Dawn and Jay Osborne, Paul Bentz and Carl Bentz and friend Ashleigh Arnold; siblings Lynn and Max Elsberry of Stillwater, Okla., Debra and Morton Pointon of Dolgeville, N.Y., Shawn Anderson of Port Washington, Wis., Roger and Jane Anderson of Lindsborg and Steven and Chena Anderson of Ruckersville, Va., and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church and sent in care of Christians Funeral Home, P.O. Box 386 Lindsborg, KS 67456.
Condolences may be sent to: ChristiansFuneralHome.com.
• velma marlene (nightengale) decker, 73,
a homeschool teacher, died May 7 at her home in Lehigh.
A memorial service was May 12 at Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church, Hillsboro. Burial was at Lehigh Township Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 19, 1938, to Fred and Anna Nightengale at Neodesha. On Jan. 11, 1959, she was married to Kenneth Decker, who survives.
Other survivors include daughter Melanie and Dale Franz of Hillsboro; son Darrell and Tracy of Albany, Ore.; sisters Elsie Johnson of Mountain Grove, Mo., Edna Frank of Moundridge, Virgie Koehn of West Point, Miss.; sister-in-law Betty Nightengale of Temple, Texas, and three grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• abraham k. friesen, 91,
died May 5 at his home in McPherson.
A memorial service was May 12 at Grace Bible Church, McPherson. Burial was at Mound Township Cemetery, Moundridge.
He was born June 28, 1920, to Peter E. and Anna Kroeder at Jansen, Neb. On June 2, 1945, he was married to Virginia Claassen, who predeceased him April 1, 2010.
Survivors include sons Jim and Miretta of Canton, Sam and Marilyn of McPherson, Don and Karen of Lincoln, Neb., and Steve and Deb of Valley Center; daughters Elaine of McPherson and Arlene and Merwin Dick of Mountain Lake, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and sister Lena Friesen of Jansen, Neb.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or missionaries Josh and Tracy Kruse, and sent in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, 115 W. Cole St., Moundridge, KS 67107.
• James (jim) Lee troutt, 75,
of Lincolnville, retired from the U.S. Army, died at his home April 19.
A private service was April 23 at Baker Funeral Home of Peabody with pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating.
He was born Sept. 7, 1936, to Hartley Sylvester and Helen Vaurice (Hargis) Troutt of Thebes, Ill. On Sept. 28, 1957, he was married to Patsy Jo Haefner, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters Tammy Troutt of Edinburg, Ill., JoLana Troutt of Mayflower, Ark., Jennifer and Woods of Lincolnville and Tiffany and Dennis Hancock of Lost Springs and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 220 W. Sixth St., Lincolnville, KS 66858, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
• rosalie f. voth, 67,
died May 8 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
Services were May 12 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Burial was at Alexanderwohl Cemetery with pastor Steve Schmidt officiating.
She was born Oct. 16, 1944, to Rudolf and Clara Banman Voth.
Survivors include brother Timothy and Jolynn Voth of Goessel; sisters Loretta and ElRoy Wiens and Bertha and Johnnie Hiebert, all of Goessel, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.