Deaths

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Arlene Hawkins, 52

Arlene R. Hawkins, 52, para-professional at Marion High School, died June 3 at her residence in rural Marion.

The funeral was June 7 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Ken Peterson officiating.

She was born March 30, 1950, to LeVerne and Goldie J. (Unruh) Funk in Goessel. On June 17, 1983, she was married to Kelly Hawkins, who survives.

She is also survived by her mother; one son, Uriah J. Titus of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Elmer Funk of Newton and David Funk of Hillsboro; and one sister, Virginia Martens of Hillsboro.

A memorial has been established as the Arlene Hawkins Memorial Fund.

Louie Schmidt, 77

Louie Schmidt, 77, retired farmer and rancher, died June 7 at his residence in El Dorado.

The funeral was June 10 at Eden Mennonite Church in Burns. Burial was at the church cemetery.

He was born Aug. 1, 1924, to William J. and Carrie (Nightengale) Schmidt in Chickasha, Okla. On April 24, 1949, he was married to Susie Schmidt, who survives.

He is also survived by four sons, Galen Schmidt and wife Janice of Burns, Donald Schmidt and wife Janice, and Jacob Schmidt and wife Rhonda, all of Eureka, and Melvin Schmidt and wife Betty Jo of Cassoday; eight daughters, Areletta Koehn and husband Kenneth, Kathryn Koehn and husband Gregory, and Rachel Koehn and husband Stephen, all of Burns, Virginia, Marcia, Yvonne and Geneva Schmidt, all of El Dorado, Patricia Koehn and husband Kennard of Indianola, Miss.; two brothers, Harvey Schmidt of Clarksdale, Miss., and Marvin Schmidt of Dalheart, Texas; one brother-in-law, Henry Koehn of Oklona, Miss.; six sisters, Evelyn Boehs of Leland, Miss., Lorene Schmidt of Longville, La., Rosena Koehn of Isabella, Okla., Luella Schmidt of Moundridge, Carol Swarey of Belleville, Pa., and LaWanda Swarey of El Dorado; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Eden Christian School.

Josephine Elling, 84

Josephine “Jo” M. Wullschleger McKean Elling, 84, former owner of McKean Upholstery Shop in Wichita, died June 5 in Wichita.

The funeral was June 8 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion with pastors John Goering and Robert Priest officiating. Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 9, 1918, to Herbert and Pauline (Mooso) Wullschleger in Wichita. In 1938, she was married to Harry McKean, who died in 1979. In 1983, she was married to Carl Elling, who predeceased her in 1991.

She lived with her companion and friend Ed Broz from 1997 until his death this year.

She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Goehring and husband Dave of Wichita; one son, John McKean and wife Susan of Wichita; two brothers, George Wullschleger of Wareham, Mass., and Jack Mercer of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Marion Manor.

Wilbur C. Evans, 79

Wilbur C. Evans, 79, retired welder for Koch Engineering in Wichita, died June 6 at his home at Marion Lake Reservoir.

The funeral was June 10 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with chaplain Reta Joy Campbell officiating. Burial with military rites was at Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell, Okla.

He was born Oct. 9, 1922, to Fred and Pearl (Radcliff) Evans in Blackwell. On Aug. 3, 1965, he was married to Hazel Evans, who survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Nina Horin of Fillmore, Calif., Kay McCain of Burrton and Ann Evans of Las Vegas, Nev.; one stepson, Wayne Olmstead of Wichita; one brother, Richard Evans of Marion; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Adolf Schmidt, 92

Adolf Schmidt, 92, farmer, died June 7 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.

The funeral was June 11 at First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro with pastors Ken Peterson and Gordon Smith officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Dec. 7, 1909, to Henry and Eva (Gaede) Schmidt in rural Hillsboro. On April 12, 1934, he was married to Linda (Funk) Schmidt, who predeceased him this year.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Schmidt of Topeka, Eddie Schmidt of South Hutchinson and Leroy Schmidt of Topeka; one daughter, Ruth Ann Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Walter Schmidt of Weston, Mo.; one sister, Mary Gertz of Wichita; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial was established with First Mennonite Church.

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