Deaths (Dec. 7, 2011)


• CAROLYN C. BROOKS, 74,

a homemaker of Lincolnville, died Dec. 2 in Hillsboro.

Services were Dec. 6 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Burial was at Lincolnville Cemetery.

She was born July 30, 1937, in Johnstown, N.Y.

Survivors include Roger Brooks of Simi Valley, Calif.; son Bill of Kirkland, Wash.; daughters Karen Selznick of Lincolnville and Jackie Brooks of Hillsboro; sister Robin Winter of California; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and special friends Steve and michelle Bolin of Yoncalla, Ore.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

• LOUIS F. DeMONT, 64,

law enforcement officer and member of Hillsboro American Legion, died Dec. 1, at his home in Newton.

A private family burial will be at a later date.

He was born Jan. 23, 1947, to Fredrick Louis and Clarabelle Thibodeaux DeMont in New Orleans, La.

Survivors include companion Shirley Carstens of Newton; daughters Michelle and Todd Walker of Suffolk, Va., Dawn and Rue Miller of Virginia Beach, Va; brother Dale DeMont Sr. and wife Eileen of Mandeville, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and donations sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114, which is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via: www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

• PAUL H. SUDERMAN, 85,

a farmer of Hillsboro, died Nov. 30 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Services were Dec. 6 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro, with pastor Gaylor Goertzen officiating. Burial was at Ebenfeld Cemetery, Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 11, 1926, to J. F. and Agatha (Hiebert) Suderman at Hillsboro. On April 5, 1952, he was married to Elda Ensz, who predeceased him in 2004.

Survivors include sons Greg and Beth Suderman of Elkhart, Ind., and Barry and Elaine Suderman of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters Dena and Ron Braun of North Newton and Ronda and Nick King of rural Hillsboro; sister Laura Goertzen of Aurora, Neb.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Homes, Mennonite Central Committee Food Relief or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Condolences may be sent to the family via: jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

• ADOLPH THIESSEN, 89,

a farmer and carpenter, died Dec. 1 at Pleasant View Home in Inman.

Services were Dec. 5 at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church, 362 S. Walnut, Inman, with pastor Dwight Carter officiating. Burial was at Zoar Cemetery in rural Inman.

He was born Sept. 8, 1922, to Dietrich D. and Anna Dick Thiessen at McPherson. On Aug. 22, 1946, he was married to Lorene Thiessen, who predeceased him May 18, 2003.

Survivors include children Darrel and Pam, Terry and Stephanie, Dorothy and Larry Brunk, Anita and Neal Buller, all of Inman, and Patti and Jim Friesen of Wichita; sister Hilda and John Vogt of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church or the Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church Library and sent in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler, Kansas 67522.

• GENE C. WARNICA, 74,

a surveyor, died Dec. 2 at his home in Marion.

A private family service was Dec. 6 at Marion Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 27, 1937, to George and Hazel Whitley Warnica in Chapman. He is survived by his wife, Delores “Dory” (Schafers) Warnica.

Other survivors include children Ronald Ehrlich of Omaha, Neb., Brad Warnica of Herington, Gerry Vinduska of Pilsen and Greg Warnica of Marion; sister Anne Holler of Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Marion City Christmas Light Fund and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.


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