• SHERON KAY BAKER BAILEY, 62,
of Florence, a certified dietary manager at West View Manor in Peabody, died Aug. 20 at her home.
A memorial service was Aug. 27 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence.
She was born Feb. 18, 1950, to Charles Ray and Helen Louise Ellis Baker.
Survivors include children Charles Rabalais of New Orleans, La., Jamie and Reyes Martinez of Newton and Jeremy and Lacey Bailey of Florence; siblings Karen Sue Davis of Hardy, La., Robert Ray Baker of Seattle, Wash., and Danny Joe Baker of Lamont and nine grandchildren.
• DWIGHT L. BOESKER, 64,
a maintenance technician, also employed at Wray Roofing of Newton, died Aug. 19 at his home in Marion.
Services were Aug. 23 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.
He was born Nov. 13, 1947, to Albert “Buck” and Lillie Boesker at McPherson. On Jan. 29, 2000, he was married to Katherine M. Sipes, who survives.
Other survivors include children Kevin and Dawn Robertson of Topeka, Chris and Ed Baatrup of Newton, Jennifer and Kevin Quimby of DeKalb, Ill., and Denise and Tom Crabb of Marion; siblings Roland and Bernice Boesker of Burns and Ruby and Terry Jantzen of Moundridge and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Historical Museum and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.
• JUDY DARLENE GRAY COPE, 66,
of Rosalia, a retired secretary for Rural Water District No. 3, died Aug. 23 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services were Aug. 28 at Carlson Funeral Home.
Burial was at Blankenship Cemetery, Rosalia.
She was born Oct. 21, 1945, to Lloyd and Helen (Dill) Gray in El Dorado. On July 26, 1964, she was married to Joe Cope, who survives.
Other survivors include children Clinton A. and Sarah Cope of Florence, Jeffrey A. and Karen Cope of Emporia and Tammy J. and Aaron Brown of El Dorado; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother Lyle and Shirley Gray of Leon.
Memorials may be made to the Rosalia United Methodist Church or the Rosalia Community Center and sent in care of Carlson Funeral Home, 200 S. Star, El Dorado, KS 67042.
Condolences to the family may be sent to: www.carlsoncolonial.com.
• RUTH F. McGINNESS, 83,
of Aulne, a homemaker and retired paraprofessional with Marion County Special Education Cooperative, died Aug. 21 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
Services were Aug. 25 at Aulne United Methodist Church, 140th and Pawnee Road in rural Marion.
Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
She was born May 4, 1929, to Cornelius and Bertha Wall Kleinnear near Peabody. On Aug. 29, 1948, she was married to Edward W. McGinness, who survives.
Other survivors include son David and Brenda McGinness of Hillsboro; daughter Marilee McGinness of Mission Hills; brother Bud and Marjorie Klein of Wichita; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Aulne United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.
• JAYNE OLSON, 82,
a secretary at Jefferson Elementary School, died Aug. 25 at her home in Arkansas City.
A memorial service was Aug. 28 at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
A private family burial at Parker Cemetery will be held at a later date.
She was born Jan. 7, 1930, to George and Jewell Cummings Nelson in Barnard. She was married to Robert “Bob” Olson, who predeceased her in 2009.
Survivors include twin brother, Wayne and Betty Nelson and brother Paul and Ila Nelson of Glasco; sister-in-laws Evelyn Williamson and Martha Ann Olson of Manhattan; brother-in-law Andrew Struble of Glasco; daughters Christine and Jim Squires, Kathy and Stan Utting Hillsboro, Leslie and Ivan Ratzlaff Hutchinson, and Julie Olson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sally and Dwight Downing of Salina; son Bill and Kelly Olson of Ark City; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas and sent in care of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100 E. Kansas Ave., Arkansas City, KS 67005.
Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.
• EDNA LOIS TOEWS, 91,
homemaker and business owner, of Inman, died Aug. 20 at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.
Services were Aug. 24 at Pleasant View Home Chapel, 108 N. Walnut St., Inman, with pastor Chris Edward officiating.
Burial was at North Inman Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 23, 1920, to James E. and Gertrude Cornwell Grubb at Marion. On Oct. 3, 1943, she was married to Geovennie H. Toews, who predeceased her on April 1, 1999.
Survivors include brother, W.J. Grubb of Texas; sister-in-law Louise Grubb of Louisiana; son James Toews of Inman; daughter Barbara and Delbert Stucky of Moundridge; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Inman Senior Center and sent in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, KS 67522.