Nina I. Krotz, 70

Nina I. Krotz, 70, retired upholsterer for Beech Aircraft in Wichita, died Oct. 28 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

The funeral was Nov. 1 at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen with Father Steve Gronert and Father John Hotze officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born March 9, 1933, to Cecil Vere and Lena (Bolte) Hornbaker in Montezuma. On July 22, 1948, she was married to Florian Krotz, who predeceased her in 2002.

She is survived by two sons, Greg Krotz and wife Kelly of Newton and Mark Krotz of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Kathy Carr and husband Dick of Hillsboro; two brothers, Cecil Hornbaker of Washington, D.C., and Wayne Hornbaker of Rociada, N. M.; one sister, Geraldine Grentz of Marion; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@

Esther Seibel, 91

Esther (Penner) Seibel, 91, former employee of Wesley Hospital in Wichita and Henry’s Department Store in Wichita, died Oct. 29 at Parkside Homes Inc. in Hillsboro.

The funeral was Oct. 31 at Old Mission Mortuary in Wichita.

She was born July 6, 1912, to Robert and Emma (Janzen) Penner in Hillsboro. On Nov. 15, 1929, she was married to Edward S. Seibel, who predeceased her in 1974.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with Grace Presbyterian Church of Wichita and Parkside Homes Inc.

James R. Rooker, 70

James R. Rooker, 70, retired supervisor for the former Associated Milk Producers Inc.
of Hillsboro, died Oct. 30 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was Nov. 3 at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel with pastor Gaylord Goertzen officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Oct. 25, 1933, to Robert Franklin and Martha Elizabeth Hatcher Rooker in Chillicothe, Ohio. On June 22, 1956, he was married to Becky Milligan, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Steve Rooker of Hillsboro and Mark Rooker of rural Hillsboro; two daughters, Cheryl Ratzlaff of rural Hillsboro and Christine Rooker of McPherson; three brothers, Thomas Hatcher, Glenn Hatcher and John Hatcher, all of New Concord, Ohio; one sister, Sandra Kalman of New Concord; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bill Richmond, 77

Harold “Bill” J. Richmond, 77, retired heavy-equipment operator and Peabody water superintendent, died Nov. 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody with pastor Jim Pohlman officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Joe A. and Elizabeth (Winkley) Richmond in rural Marion. On Nov. 11, 1947, he was married to Cleta A. Frame, who survives.

He is also survived by four sons, Paul L. Richmond of Lenexa, David M. Richmond of Newton, Edward J. Richmond, of Wichita and Charlie A. Richmond of Hutchinson; three daughters, Dinah L. Richmond of Peabody, Ruth A. Brooks of Cedar Point and Nancy J. Conrad of Lake Mary, Fla.; one brother, Robert F. Richmond of Marion; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Indian Guide Terrace of Peabody in care of Baker Funeral Home of Peabody.

Linel R. Frick, 92

Linel R. Frick, 92, farmer, died Oct. 30 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church of Durham with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial was at Frick Cemetery in rural Durham.

He was born May 14, 1911, to Alex and Lula (Schlehuber) Frick in Durham.

He is survived by one sister, Juanita Unruh of Salina, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with First Baptist Church of Durham and Marion Manor Nursing Home.

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