Deaths

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James G. Buller, 77

James G. Buller, 77, truck driver for Thompson Transport and maintenance man at Kansas Cylinder Head, died March 12 at Life Care Center, Federal Way, Wash.

The funeral was at Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Kevin Goertzen officiating. Burial was at Goessel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 17, 1924, to David J. and Margaret (Duerksen) Buller in Goessel. On Dec. 16, 1960, he was married to Ethel Lee (Short) Messick Buller, who survives.

He is also survived by one step-son, Kenneth Messick and wife Nina of Yuma, Ariz; and two brothers, Roy Buller of Wichita and Melvin Buller of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A memorial was established with Goessel Mennonite Church.

Selma Frantz, 88

Selma Frantz, 88, retired missionary and teacher, died March 17 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., March 21, at Central Heights Mennonite Church in rural Durham with pastor Edwin R. Stucky officiating. Burial will be at Peace Valley Cemetery in rural Durham.

She was born Oct. 29, 1913, to Jacob H. and Helena (Smith) Unruh in rural Durham. On Nov. 1, 1981, she was married to Cornelius B. Frantz, who predeceased her in 1984.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Frantz of McPherson, Norman Frantz of Mulvane and Richard Frantz of Custer, S.D.; one brother, Roland Unruh of Walton; two sisters, Bertha Goentzel of Hillsboro and Ellagene Buller of Lovine, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Central Heights Mennonite Church.

Ruby Louise Hett, 88

Ruby Louise Hett, 88, homemaker, died March 15 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Aulne United Methodist Church with pastor Bill Dyar officiating. Burial will be at Claney Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 14, 1914, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Klassen) Just near Balko, Okla. On Nov. 15, 1936, she was married to Ronald Hett, who predeceased her in 2000.

She is survived by two sons, Willard Hett of Marion and Clifford Hett and wife Evelyn of Peabody; three daughters, Alice Nellans and husband Martin of Peabody, and Edith “Janie” Meierhoff and husband Thad and Louise Whiteman and husband Gail, all of Marion; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Aulne United Methodist Church.

Miriam F. Ingram, 91

Miriam F. Ingram, 91, retired registered nurse, died March 15 at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

The funeral was March 18 at Olson’s Mortuary-Chapel in Canton with pastor Michael Sharp officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 10, 1910, to Fred and Eugenia (Lamp) Hicks in Mapleton, Minn. On May 26, 1934, she was married to Glen J. Ingram, who predeceased her in 1979.

She is survived by son Kenneth Ingram of Galva, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Shiloh Manor Nursing Home.

Frank Krause, 63

Frank Krause Jr., 63, died March 12 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

Krause was a retired teacher, owner of a construction-pipeline business and senior-center bus driver.

The memorial service of cremains will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

He was born Aug. 17, 1938, to Frank and Minnie (Jost) Krause in Hillsboro. He was married to Dorothy Krause, who predeceased him. On Dec. 6, 1997, he was married to Betty (Wewerka) Austine, who survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Laurie Krause of Newton; two sons, Ronald Krause of Lawrence and Jack Krause of Fresno, Calif; step-children, Pam Wales of Harrisonville, Mo., Kimberly Flory of Eudora, Sheila Santee, Michael White and Eric Hodges, all of Lawrence; one grandson, 12 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com (subject: Krause).

Agnes Pecinovsky, 83

Agnes Pecinovsky, 83, homemaker, died March 17 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

A memorial mass will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church of Marion with the Rev. Steve Gronert officiating. A private inurement service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tampa.

She was born Oct. 12, 1918, to Anton and Frantiska Vajnar in Tampa. On Aug. 14, 1939, she was married to Martin Pecinovsky, who predeceased her in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Pecinovsky of Pratt and Frank Pecinovsky of Marion; one daughter, Darlene Blankenship of Topeka, two brothers, Jerry Vajnar of Newton and Robert Vajnar of Tampa; and two grandchildren.

A memorial fund was established with St. Luke Hospital of Marion.

Nettie Irene Rittel, 92

Nettie Irene Rittel, 92, waitress, dispatcher for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Avon representative, died March 13 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral was March 18 at the Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Kennedy Mukwindidza officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born April 6, 1909, to Dietrich and Tena (Bagenski) Rempel in rural Marion. On Nov. 5, 1931, she was married to Edward Rittel, who predeceased her.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Linder of Lamar, Colo.; one son, Richard Rittel of Marion Manor; one brother, George Gilbert Rempel and wife Mary Jane of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Rempel of Clovis, Calif., and Margie Rempel of Fresno, Calif.

A memorial was established with the Marion City Public Library.

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