Deaths (May. 9, 2012)


• raymond b. davidson, 92,

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of Florence, an entertainer, died May 6 at Asbury Park in Newton.

A private burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

He was born Sept. 28, 1919, to James E. and Mary Etta Boyd Davidson at Walnut. On Jan. 26, 1947, he was married to Eleanor Grimwood, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Steve and Judy of Newton and Jeff and Kelley of Eureka; four grandchildren; brother Joe of Denver, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Public Library and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

• Velma decker, 73,

died May 7. She was born Sept. 19, 1938.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church, 803 West A St., Hillsboro.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro.

Burial will be at Lehigh Township Cemetery, Lehigh.

• EVELYN RUTH DELK, 93,

retired bookkeeper for Hillsboro Locker, died May 1 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Services will be at 10 a.m. May 15 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastors Carl Helm and Loyal Martin officiating.

Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Jost Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 19, 1918, to John W. and Martha (Schroeder) Warkentin of Hillsboro. On Aug. 8, 1940, she was married to Clifford Delk, who predeceased her in 2004.

Survivors include son Jim and Elaine Delk of Hillsboro; daughters Kathy and Phil Schmidt of Park City, Margaret and Martin Tice of Marion, Bev and Al Flaming of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Pam Abbott of Hillsboro and Donnie Abbott of McPherson; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tabor College or Hillsboro Community Foundation Senior Center Endowment Fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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

• Betty I. duerksen, 80,

a restaurant owner, died May 7 in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St., Hillsboro, with pastor Morita Truman officiating. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

She was born Sept. 20, 1931, to Bert and Viola (Honn) Fox at Peabody. On June 13, 1950, she was married to Clarence Duerksen, who survives.

Other survivors include son Gary Duerksen of Saraland, Ala., and Mike and Patty Duerksen of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro KS 67063.

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

• NAOMI RUTH (VOGT) EITZEN, 61,

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of Fairview, Okla., a Tabor College graduate and teacher, died May 1.

A memorial service was at Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial was at South Men­nonite Brethren Cemetery, Fairview.

She was born Jan. 9, 1951, to Curt and Esther Vogt in Hillsboro. On May 31, 1974, she was married to Lee Eitzen, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Jessica Eitzen of Woodward, Okla., and Jenni and Billie Cabral of Salina; brother Ranney Vogt of Emporia; sister Shirley and Gordon Adams of Salem, Ore., and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Tabor College and sent in care of Fairview Funeral Home, 221 N. Main St., Fairview, Okla., 73737.

Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuneralhomeinc.com.

• Robert (bob) fenstermacher, 86,

retired banker and pastor, died May 5 in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. May 10 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

He was born June 5, 1925, to Immanual and Martha (Hazzard) Fenstermacher at Three Rivers, Mich. On June 30, 1951, he was married to Helen Ediger, who survives.

Other survivors include son Samuel and Carol Fenstermacher of Camas, Wash.; daughters Barbara and Jim Villanueva of Hillsboro and Mary and Ben Steketee of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund or Novus Oraa Ministries and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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

• WILMA FAYE PeUGH, 85,

of Peabody, retired from selling tickets for the Kansas City Royals’ baseball team, died April 30 at Newton Medical Center.

Services were May 4 at Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, Newton, with pastor Buddy Aldridge officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

She was born March 20, 1927, at Bethany, Mo., to Alva and Martha Nichols Geer. On March 1, 1947, she was married to Wilbur Ray Peugh, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Greg Alan Peugh of Kansas City, Mo., and Danny R. Peugh of Peabody; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Agape Resource Center, Newton, and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS 66866, in charge of arrangements.

• julietta rose “pelz” seiler, 84,

a homemaker of Colwich, died May 3.

Services were May 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colwich.

On April 25, 1949, she was married to James Seiler, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter, Mary Rose and Francis Jirak of Tampa; Ruth Korecki of Englewood, Colo.; Daniel and Maria Seiler of Colwich; Rebecca Dugan of Wichita and Donna and Bill Quaney, Jane and Terry Gorges and Judy Seiler, all of Colwich; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sent in care of Wulf-Ast Mortuaries, 211 E. Wichita, Colwich, KS 67030, also in charge of arrangements.


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