Sydney Holub

Sydney Amber Holub, 9 months, died March 26 in Hillsboro.

The funeral was March 29 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Bruce Porter officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born June 19 to Dustin and Taia Holub of Hillsboro.

She is survived by two brothers, Jacob Payton and Trey Phillips; two sisters, Mercedes Peyton and Darian Holub; grandparents Pat and Linda Holub and Allen and Dot Richmond, all of Marion, Vernon Tinsley of Lions and Jacqueline Collins of Hillsboro.

A memorial was established as the Sydney Amber Holub memorial fund.

Edna Warkentin, 86

Edna Warkentin, 86, homemaker, died March 26 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was March 29 at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church in Inman with pastors Rob Morrow and Elmer Ensz officiating. Burial was at Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 16, 1915, to George W. and Lena (Friesen) Toews in Inman. On Nov. 5, 1939, she was married to John K. Warkentin, who predeceased her in 1979.

She is survived by four daughters, Janice Winter and E. Jean Hein, both of McPherson, Janet Hein of Hillsboro and Joan Kaplin of Wichita; one sister, Malinda Toews of Inman; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church.

Clara Ewert, 86

Clara Ewert, 86, retired certified nurse aide, died March 25 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral was March 30 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Tim Kliewer officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born April 19, 1915, to Henry E. and Marie (Heinrichs) Plett in Canton. On Sept. 20, 1940, she was married to Ben Ewert, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Carol Bartel of Lenexa and Delores Spencer of Marion; one sister, Gladys Plett of Wichita; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Trinity Mennonite Church.

Wilbur Louis, 89

Wilbur “Bill” Louis, 89, farmer, died March 18 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was March 23 at Florence United Methodist Church with pastor Bill Dyar officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born, Oct. 25, 1912, to Alexander and Anna (Blackburn) Louis in rural Florence. On April 17, 1937, he was married to Jean Williams, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Don Louis of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Carol Lutz of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the National Parkinson Foundation and Florence United Methodist Church.

Alvin E. Wiens, 93

Alvin E. Wiens, 93, farmer and carpenter, died March 30 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro with pastor Ken Peterson officiating. The burial will be held at 2 p.m., before the service, at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Sept. 20, 1908, to Cornelius J. and Maria (Ediger) Wiens in rural Inman. On June 5, 1930, he was married to Katherine Jantzen, who predeceased him in 1990.

He is survived by three sons, Wendell and Wayne Wiens, both of Newton and Paul Wiens of Wheaton, Ill., seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with First Mennonite Church.

Esther Barnum, 95

Esther Barnum, 95, homemaker, died March 30 at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Canton United Methodist Church with pastor Sandy DesPlas officiating. The burial will be at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 24, 1906, to Charles B.E. and Hattie Mae (Hartronft) Griffith in Canton. On Dec. 25, 1930, she was married to James M. Barnum, who predeceased her in 1981.

She is survived by daughter, Linda L. Hall of Canton, one grandson and four great-grandchildren.

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

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