Gladys Lespagnard, 93

Gladys P. Lespagnard, 93, homemaker, died May 17 in Florence.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Florence Christian Church with pastors Harold Brown and Larry Timm officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Florence.

She was born June 7, 1909, to Harry and Maude (Giles) Fetrow in rural Cedar Point. On Jan. 27, 1925, she was married to Ernest Lespagnard, who predeceased her in 1970.

She is survived by one son, George Lespagnard of Haysville; three daughters, Blanche Williams and husband Bill of Wichita, Ruth “Rusty” Ford of Georgetown, Texas, and Ernestine Hurdle of Florence; one brother Mason Fetrow of Florence; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Florence Christian Church.

Alida Schierling, 85

Alida Schierling, 85, homemaker, died May 17 at Laurel Mesa Hospice in Mesa, Ariz.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

She was born Nov. 22, 1917, to Peter F. and Elizabeth (Penner) Funk in Hillsboro. On April 8, 1945, she was married to Harry C. Schierling, who survives.

She is also survived by one son, Valgene Lee Schierling and wife Sandra Rae; one daughter, Harriet Jane Irwin; four sisters, Esther Ewert, Edna Gaede and husband Walter, Luella Stuckey, and Marie Boldt and husband Gus; and two grandchildren.

Phyllis Brosemer, 74

Phyllis L. Brosemer, 74, teacher, florist and historian, died May 12 in Florence.

The private family-memorial service was held May 16 at Florence Senior Service.

She was born Feb. 8, 1929, to Abraham S. and Marie S. (Ratzlaff) Williams in Aulne. On May 23, 1947, she was married to James H. Brosemer, who survives.

She is also survived by one son, Steven S. Brosemer of Emporia; two daughters, Julie Ann Jantz of Florence and Merrilee Meisner of Hutchinson; one sister, LaVon Coop of Newton; two brothers, Rodney Williams of Florence and Darroll Williams of Valley Center; and six grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Harvey House Museum.

Dolores Carnes, 87

Dolores Carnes, 87, registered nurse, died May 15 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 25, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastors Dave Plett and Steve Fast officiating. Burial will be in Minneapolis.

She was born Aug. 13, 1916, to Charles and Yvette (Kelly) Carnes in Minneapolis.

She is survived by friends Elfreda Fast, Janet and Diether van Houten and sons, Dale and Ruth Fast and daughters, Steve and Janice Fast and daughters, and LaVon and Randy Sperling and daughters.

Memorials have been established with Parkside Homes of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

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