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Willard Hague, 84

Willard W. Hague, 84, retired farmer and rancher, died Sept. 3 in Marion.

The funeral was Sept. 6 at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Kennedy Mukwindidza officiating. Burial with echo taps and the Florence American Legion Color Guard was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

He was born Jan. 12, 1918, to Loren and Iva (Turner) Hague in Walton. On June 16, 1946, he was married to Earlene Nicklaus, who survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Don Hague of Gering, Neb., Dennis Hague of Newton, and Doug Hague of Benton; one daughter, Roxanne Mann of Livonia, Mich.; three sisters, Evelyn Kline, Cleona Brazle and Loretta Lackey, all of Peabody; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Valley United Methodist Church and St. Luke Hospital, both in Marion.

Harold Power, 70

Harold Keith “Farmer” Power, 70, truck driver, died Sept. 2 in a car accident north of Canton.

The funeral was Sept. 6 at Lindsborg Covenant Church. Burial was at Roxbury Valley View Cemetery.

He was born March 31, 1932, to Clyde “Farmer” and Pauline (Burch) Power in Roxbury.

He is survived by his mother of McPherson; four sons, Jeff Power and Troy Power, both of Moundridge, Greg Power of McPherson, and Kelly Power of Beloit; one daughter, Julie Diederich of Moundridge; one brother, Clinton Power of Canton; two sisters, Helen Angle of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peggy Simms of Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Lindsborg Covenant Church, Halstead Baptist Church and the family of Harold Power.

Earl Remmers, 81

Earl Emil Remmers, 81, retired farmer, died Sept. 6 at Newton Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence with pastor George Lespagnard officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery.

He was born June 26, 1921, to Emil and Bertha (Lespagnard) Remmers in rural Marion. In 1941, he was married to Alta Stamp, and they later divorced.

He is survived by five sons, Alvin and Duane Remmers, both of Davis, Calif., Warren Remmers of Wichita, and Kenneth and Eugene Remmers, both of Ramona; one sister, Margaret Hale of Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with the American Cancer Society.

Louise Kobiskie, 85

Louise Johanna Dorothea Kobiskie, 85, homemaker, died Sept. 5 at Council Grove Health Care Center.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at Peace United Church of Christ in Alma with pastor John Austin officiating. Burial was at Peace United Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 5, 1917, to William G. and Anna S. (Meyer) Kneisel in Baker. On May 6, 1945, she was married to Woodrow William Kobiskie, who predeceased her in 1990.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty Friesen and husband Dennis of Herington, Shirley Robertson and husband Rodney of Altus, Okla., and Nancy Rowley and husband Gary of Eskridge; one son, John Kobiskie and wife Sheryl of Manhattan; two sisters, Leona Thonen of Powhattan, and Pauline Rison of Omaha, Neb.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Peace United Church in care of R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma.

Shirley Richards, 92

Shirley H. Richards, 92, retired farmer and superintendent at Riddle Quarry, died Sept. 8 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. The service will be conducted by family members. Burial of cremains will be at Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 2, 1910, to John and Emma Joe (Fishburn) Richards in Marion. On June 6, 1932, he was married to Hattie Schmidt, who predeceased him in 1989.

He is survived by two sons, Dennis Richards of Woodland Park, Colo., and Gerald Richards of Houston; one daughter, Judith Hiebert of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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