Deaths

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Marjorie D. Hill, 87

Marjorie D. Hill, 87, retired bookkeeper for Canton Equipment Co. and the McPherson County clerk’s office, died March 18 at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

The funeral was March 21 at Canton Christian Church with pastor Jack Smith officiating. Burial was a private inurnment at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born June 6, 1914, to Phillip M. and Ruth I. (Austin) Brucker in Canton. On Sept. 25, 1943, she was married to Joseph Hill, who predeceased her in 1944.

She is survived by one son, Richard L. Hill of Fort Collins, Colo., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Canton Christian Church and Shiloh Manor Nursing Home, in care of Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

Lola Hammer, 88

Lola Ruth Hammer, 88, retired kitchen worker at Marion Elementary School and St. Luke Hospital in Marion, died March 18 at St. Luke Hospital.

The funeral was March 20 at Ziener Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Grant Cemetery east of Marion.

She was born June 10, 1913, to Valeria and Adolph Kohlman in rural Marion County. On April 10, 1935, she was married to William R. Hammer, who predeceased her in 1976.

She is survived by two sons, William and wife Clarice of Olathe and Gary and wife Gerry of Adams, Tenn.; two sisters, Verlea Claney of Wichita and Pauline Pester of Warrensburg, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Clara Bredemeier and husband Herb; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial was established with the American Heart Association.

Harold Landis, 77

Harold “Jolly” Landis, 77, retired farmer, factory worker and auctioneer, died March 18 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

The graveside service was March 22 at Spring Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

He was born June 17, 1924, to William and Ella Selzer Landis in Topeka. On Nov. 7, 1961, he was married to Mary E. Pearson Bishop, who predeceased him in 1998.

He is survived by two sons, James E. Landis of Canton and Robert Allen Landis of Lehigh; one daughter, Debra Regier of Canton; one brother Fred Landis of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Rhoda Taylor of Amarillo, Texas, and Dollie Hershberger and Dorothy Allison, both of Hesston; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Canton Ambulance Service in care of Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

Paul E. Hiebert, 79

Paul E. Hiebert, 79, farmer, died March 24 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church in rural Hillsboro with pastors Orlin Ensz and Gordon Koehn officiating. The burial will be at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born July 31, 1922, to Henry G. and Margret (Ensz) Hiebert in rural Hillsboro. On Nov. 20, 1949, he was married to Lucille Koehn, who predeceased him in 2001.

He is survived by three sons, Allen Hiebert of Ottawa, Jerry Hiebert of Canton and Ray Hiebert of Hillsboro; one daughter, Elaine Unruh of Greensburg; five brothers, Lloyd Hiebert of Macon, Miss., Norman Hiebert of Iroquoia, S.D., Donald Hiebert of Yale, S.D., James Hiebert of rural Hillsboro and Van Hiebert of Louisville, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial was established with Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church.

Hilda Ewert, 90

Hilda Ewert, 90, homemaker, died March 22 at Southwind Hospice House in Pratt.

The funeral was March 25 at Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Kevin Goertzen officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in Goessel.

She was born Oct. 12, 1911, to Johann H. and Aganetha (Bartel) Rempel in Hillsboro. On June 1, 1932, she was married to Ed Ewert, who predeceased her in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Lowell Ewert of Geneso, Ill., and Ronney Ewert of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two daughters, Joann Mann of Neosho, Mo., and Carolyn Simpson of Pratt; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Southwind Hospice or donor’s choice.

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