George E. Endres, 75

George Edward Endres, 75, dairyman and livestock farmer, died Feb. 24 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

The funeral was Feb. 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Marion with fathers Steve Gronert and Paul Oborny officiating. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence.

He was born July 25, 1926, to George E. and Helen (Zeurcher) Endres Sr. in Newton.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Androes) Endres of Marion; one son, Joe Endres and wife Susan of Emporia; six daughters, Sharon Andes and husband Dave of Galva, Mary Haagenson and husband Mark of Sioux Falls, S.D., Ruth Smith and husband Mike of Wichita, Lori Kirkpatrick and husband Duane of Peabody, Donna Dearmore of Overland Park, and Patricia Kirkpatrick of Houston; one brother, Robert Endres of Shawnee Mission; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society, Marion Library and the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Selma Penner, 89

Selma Penner, 89, housewife, died Feb. 24 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The funeral was March 2 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Tim Kliewer officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 13, 1912, to Heinrich and Katherine (Janzen) Penner in Hillsboro. On Feb. 5, 1948, she was married to Arnold H. Penner, who survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Curtis Penner of Lehigh and Galen Penner of rural Hillsboro; two daughters, Fern Nickerson of Gladstone, Mo., and Joretta Martens of Haven; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Trinity Mennonite Church.

Emma Franzen, 1

Emma Grace Franzen, 1, died Feb. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

The funeral was March 5 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel with pastors James Dunn, Mark Wiens and Kim Beckwith officiating. Interment was a private family burial.

She was born Jan. 17, 2001, in Newton.

She is survived by her parents, Dean and Kristina (Blank) Franzen; one sister, Hannah Franzen; grandparents Eugene and Doris Franzen of rural Canton, and H.D. and Rosina Blank of Sedgwick; and great-grandparents John and Isabelle Davis of Raymond and Karl H. and Maria Blank of Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

LuElla Jost, 88

LuElla Reimer Jost, 88, homemaker, died Feb. 27 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was March 3 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastors Tim Sullivan and Roy Keller officiating. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 8, 1913, to John J. and Maria (Ratzlaff) Reimer in rural Hillsboro. On Nov. 9, 1930, she was married to John F. Jost, who predeceased her in 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Jost and wife Joan and Lowell Jost and wife Eleanor, all of Hillsboro; one daughter, Twilla Siebert and husband Charles of Garden City; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Women’s Missionary Society.

Nichole R. Johns, 20

Nichole R. Johns, 20, employed at D & G Oil in Minneapolis, died Saturday, Feb. 23 in Minneapolis.

The funeral was Feb. 27 at First United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Minneapolis.

She was born Aug. 19, 1981, in Salina.

She is survived by parents Les and Barbara Johns of Minneapolis and Kevin and Tammy Jones of Ottawa; five brothers, C.J. Johns, David Johns, Jacob Johns and Taylor Siemers, all of Minneapolis and Waylon Johns of Ottawa; two sisters, Cassandra Jones of Ottawa and Krista Siemers of Minneapolis; grandparents Cliff and Pat Johns and Leonard and Eva Smith, all of Minneapolis; step-grandparents Jim and Melba Bruce of Minneapolis and Dave and Carmie Berndt of Glasco; and great-grandmother Emma Smith of Marion.

A memorial has been established with the Minneapolis High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Henry A. Schill, 86

Henry A. Schill, 86, retired construction worker, died Feb. 28 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was March 4 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor Tom Loney officiating. Burial was at the Claney Cemetery in rural Marion.

He was born Dec. 30, 1915, to Fred and Marie (Willert) Schill in Aulne. In 1942, he was married to Ella Leona (Ladd) Schill, who predeceased him in 1991. In 1999, he met his companion Barbara Smith, who survives.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Edna Schill of Peabody; six nieces, Delores Cook of Newton, Barbara Cheever of Salina, Betty Loney of Bristow, Okla., Mary Wanser of Pennsylvania, and Cheryl Linn and Ruby Smith, both of Wichita; and two nephews, Howard Smith of Winfield and Ronnie Schill of Leon.

Hilda Duerksen, 90

Hilda Duerksen, 90, homemaker, died March 3 in Goessel.

The grave-side service and burial will be held at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, March 7, at Alexanderwohl Cemetery in rural Goessel with pastors James Dunn and Mark Wiens officiating.

She was born Sept. 8, 1911, to Peter J. and Sara (Hilderbrand) Banman in Rocky Ford, Colo. On Sept. 8, 1939, she was married to Ferdinand Duerksen, who predeceased her in 1982.

She is survived by three sons, Rodney Duerksen of Yukon, Okla., Wesley Duerksen of Goessel and Duane Duerksen of rural Hillsboro; one daughter, Geneva Goertzen of Hesston; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with the Bethesda Home in Goessel.

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