Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 24 December 2012 14:54
• james c. “jim” donahue, 80,
of Lincolnville and founder of the Donahue Corp. and owner of Clover Cliff Ranch, died Dec. 18 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at Morning Star Church of Durham.
Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 13, 1932, to Daniel H. III and Ona (Smith) Donahue in LaGrange, Wyo. On Jan. 24, 1953, he was married to Joan M. Dirks, who predeceased him.
Survivors include children Dudley Donahue of Durham, Tom and Rhonda Donahue of Ft. Collins, Colo., Tim and Lisa Donahue of Lincolnville and Debbie Donahue and companion Jim Holt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Marion County Spay and Neuter Program or to Morning Star Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.
• orlin c. janzen, 83,
a farmer, died Dec. 21 at his home in Walton.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 Chisholm Trail, with pastors Karen Andres and Phillip Schmidt officiating.
Visitation with family is at 9:30 a.m. and prior to the memorial service.
He was born Oct. 31, 1929, to Dietrich and Lena Schmidt Janzen at Goessel. On Sept. 3, 1971, he was married to Mary Jane Schmidt, who survives.
Other survivors include sons James and Matt, both of Newton.
Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.
• elva quiring, 94,
a retired school teacher, died Dec. 19 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, Goessel.
Visitation is prior to the service at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 23, 1918, to Henry J. and Anna Janzen Ratzlaff at Henderson, Neb. On Sept. 1, 1949, she was married to Sam E. Quiring, who predeceased her March 15, 2008.
Survivors include son Dennis and Annette of Newton; daughters Grace and Harlan Bartel of North Newton and Clarice and Bob Hostetler of Dodge City; sisters Alvina and L G DaVolt, Leanna and Levi Peters and Violet Ratzlaff, all of Henderson; sister-in-laws Jeanne Ratzlaff, Adeline Friesen and Geneva and Waldo Stoesz; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.
• lowell l. “shorty” rhodes, 81,
formerly of Marion County, retired owner of Wichita Southeast Kansas Transit, died Dec. 20 at his home in Parsons.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Center Bethel Church, 1699 18000 Road, Parsons. Burial will be at a later date at College Hill Cemetery near Tampa.
Visitation with the family is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 112 N. 26th St., Parsons.
He was born Dec. 28, 1930, to Harry W. and Lillie (Hegle) Rhodes at Tampa. On Sept. 10, 1950, he was married to Marilyn Peterson. They later divorced.
Survivors include sons Lester “Pete” and Connie Rhodes of rural Parsons and Lee and Shirlee Rhodes of Reno, Nev.; daughter Kay “Winnie” Hilger and husband Mike Habermehl of Wichita; longtime companion Nancy Woodward of Parsons and her sons, Dusty and Wes Woodward; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Geneva Brouhard of Andover and JoAnn Madsen of Hiawatha and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Parsons Elks Club and sent in care of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parson, KS 67357.
• marjorie marie (Richmond) snodgrass, 88,
retired assistant manager for a salvage yard, died Dec. 15 in Hillsboro.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
She was born Sept. 21, 1924, to Edgar Allan and Maggie Bell (Green) Richmond in Bigelow. Her husband, Robert C. Snodgrass, preceded her in death.
Survivors include children Davida Blake of Wichita, David Morris and Marjorie Nester, both of Deland, Fla., Nancy Zoeller of Marion, Elizabeth Little of Waterville and Charlotte and Norman Craft of Hillsboro; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
No memorials were designated.
Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore, Peabody, KS 66866, is in charge of arrangements.
• steven m. walker, 58,
employed with a technology company and, formerly of Marion County, died Dec. 12 in San Antonio, Texas.
A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
He was born Dec. 1, 1954, to Kenneth Wayne and Opal Mae (Brewer) Walker at Florence.
Survivors include his mother of Marion; sons Jared Wayne and Julie Walker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brandon Lee and Amanda Walker of Maple Grove, Minn.; brother Dennis and Nadine Walker of Apple Valley, Minn., and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to a fund established for cancer research with donations sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.
• harry wedel, 87,
retired road maintenance and farmer, died Dec. 17 in Durham.
The service was at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at Morning Star Church in rural Tampa. Burial was at Logan Township Cemetery, also in rural Tampa.
He was born Feb. 14, 1925, to C.C. and Helen (Ratzloff) Wedel in rural Moundridge. On Dec. 21, 1947, he was married to Lela Jantz, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters Sheryle and Harry Rhodes of Tampa, Jane and Warren Unruh of Lehigh, Donita and Darrel Rhodes of Tampa, Jennalee and Ronald Becker of Canton, Karleen and Kelly Koehn of Galva and Karletta and Merlin Wiebe of Tampa; brother Arthur and Violet Wedel of Tampa; 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family via: firstname.lastname@example.org.