Deaths

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Ruth B. Reimer, 84

Ruth B. Reimer, 84, homemaker, died March 6 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The funeral was March 9 at Alexanderwohl Church in rural Goessel with pastors James Dunn and Mark Wiens officiating. Burial was a grave side service at Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 19, 1917, to Christian and Maria (Stucky) Graber in Moundridge. On Oct. 22, 1939, she was married to Ed Reimer, who predeceased her in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Reimer and Gene Reimer, both of Newton; one daughter, Joyce Holck of North Newton; three brothers, Waldo Graber of Liberal and Tony Graber and Marlo Graber, both of Hesston; one sister, Lorene Goering of Moundridge; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Bethesda Home and Mennonite Central Committee.

Vera Highsmith, 84

Vera Mercil Highsmith, 84, retired from the Marion County vehicle department, died March 10 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral will be held Thursday, March 14, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion. Burial will be at the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 4, 1917, to Will and Rosa Bredemeier in rural Marion County. In 1938, she was married to Roy “Bob” Highsmith, who predeceased her in 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Karon Hess and Cynthia Maynard, both of Newton; one son, Dennis Highsmith of Newton; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Our Savior Lutheran Church and Marion Manor Nursing Home.

Wilma Clement, 67

Wilma Sue Clement, 67, homemaker, died March 4 at St. Lukes Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was March 8 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor Clark Davis officiating. Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 23, 1935, to William and Ellen (Carver) Butler in Bakersville, N.C. On Nov. 29, 1952, she was married to B.J. Clement, who predeceased her in 1992.

She is survived by her companion, Howard Riggs; one daughter, Sementia Ann Reeves and husband Bill of Niceville, Fla.; two sons, Bishop James Clement and wife Tina of Tampa and Fred Allen Clement, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan; two brothers, J.C. Butler and wife Myrtle of North Carolina, and Joe Butler and wife Sue of Tennessee; three sisters, Lovetta Street and husband Ted, Betty Bailey and husband Dee and Virginia Garland and husband Lloyd, all of North Carolina; and one grandson.

A memorial has been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa.

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