• michael j. childs Jr., 37,
a design engineer at AGCO Corp., died Jan. 2 at his home in North Newton.
A memorial service will be announced at a later time.
He was born April 4, 1975, to Michael Jay and Loretta Dee Smith Childs Sr. in Hillsboro. He was married to Amber (Sadowsky) Childs of Newton, who survives.
Other survivors include mother Loretta Childs of Marion; mother-in-law, Peggy Schilling of Newton; step-son Brody Scott; step-daughters Brittany Jaso and Briley Scott, all of Newton; brothers Roger Dale Hudlin of Osage City and Jason Russell Hudlin of Council Grove; six nieces and nephews, two great nieces and one great nephew.
Condolences may be sent to: www.broadwaycolonialfh.com. A memorial designation was not announced as of press time.
Arrangements are with Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway St., Newton, KS 67114.
• JOYCE M. COLGIN, 81,
a retired beautician from Canton, died Jan. 1 at Newton Medical Center.
The funeral was Saturday, Jan. 5., at First Baptist Church, Canton. Burial was in Canton Township Cemetery.
She was born April 8, 1931, to Ray H. and Florence Ellen (Lyman) Myers at La Harpe. On Nov. 23, 1952, she was married to William H. Colgin.
She is survived by sons Mike and Jo Colgin and Roger Colgin all of Canton; brothers Lynn Myers of St. Charles, Mo., and Ray Myers of Rapid City, S.D.; sisters Lois Hays of Wichita, Iris Stewart of Farmersville, Texas, and Gayle McBrearty of St. Charles; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Newton VFW Auxiliary in care of Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.
• warren h. cummings, 90,
a farmer, died Dec. 27 at Asbury Park in Newton.
A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at Highland Trinity United Church of Christ with Gary Blaine officiating. Cremation and burial was also Jan. 5.
He was born Jan. 8, 1922, to Ella (Pfautz) and O.F. Cummings in Hesston. On Feb. 17, 1946, he was married to Lorraine Cummings, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Darryl of Hesston and Duane of the home; daughters Peggy Schroeder of the Goessel area and Pam Riley of Newton; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Highland Trinity United Church of Christ or to Down’s Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, Kan., in honor of Cummings’ great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Flory. Donations may be sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster Ave., Hesston, KS 67062, in charge of arrangements.
• mary hiebert, 97,
co-owner of a moving business, died Jan. 4 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Swiss Church, 125 S. Oak St., Whitewater. Visitation with family is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater. Burial will be at Swiss Cemetery.
She was born July 21, 1915, to Henry Bernard and Eva (Hiebert) Schmidt Sr., in rural Marion County. On April 13, 1937, she was married to Jake Hiebert, who predeceased her.
Survivors include children Willard and Rachel Hiebert of Moorhead, Minn., and Gladys Walling of Winifred, Mont.; sister Elda Mellott of Peabody and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Ponca Bible Camp and sent in care of Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S Main, Whitewater, KS 67154.
• bertha a. nickel, 89,
a retired high school teacher, died Dec. 26 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
The service and burial was at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at West Zion Cemetery, Moundridge.
She was born Nov. 24, 1923, to John and Bertha (Wiebe) Ewert in Hillsboro. On June 10, 1947, she was married to Arnold Nickel, who predeceased her.
Survivors include daughter Harriet and John DeLay of Lincoln, Neb.; sons Leo and Joanne of Ainsworth, Neb., Elton and Denise of Goessel and Donovan and Jewel of Windsor, Colo.; sister Ruth Harder of North Newton; sister-in-law Sid and Calvin Flickinger of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053, in charge of arrangements.
• lynn marie (Lutt) Potter, 61,
employed with NCR Corp., died Dec. 27 in Dallas, Texas.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 at Brown-Bennett- Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls.
She was born May 5, 1951, to John W. and Lela May Lutt in Marion. On May 29, 2005, she was married to David L. Potter, who survives.
Other survivors include stepson Tony and Deb; sister Leola K. Conklin; four step-grandchildren and one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in her name and sent directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry St., Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845. Messages to the family may be left at brown-bennett-alexander.com.
• marietta k. voth, 88,
retired piano teacher and organist at weddings, died Jan. 6 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 North Kansas Highway 15, Goessel, with pastors Linda Ewert and Steve Schmidt officiating. Prior to the memorial service, a graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel.
She was born Jan. 15 1924, to Cornelius C. and Marie Krause Friesen in Hillsboro. On May 10, 1957, she was married to Otto Voth, who predeceased her.
Survivors include children Larry Voth of Goessel, Jane Voth and fiancee Tom Lietz of Wichita, Don and Shawn Voth of Marion, and Nelson and Clarice Voth of Newton, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home or Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.