DEATHS

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Edgar Warkentin, 83

Edgar M. Warkentin, 83, died Nov. 16 at Sunflower Villa in Goessel.

A memorial service was held Nov. 20 at Bethesda Home in Goessel with pastor Kevin Goertzen officiating. Burial was at Lehigh Cemetery.

He was born July 11, 1920, to Henry and Ella (Ewert) Warkentin in Lehigh.

He is survived by sister-in-law Lorene Warkentin and nephew Don Warkentin, both of Newton and two great nephews, Duane Warkentin of Kansas City and Darren Warkentin of Santa Monica, Calif.

A memorial was established with Bethesda Home of Goessel.

Nona Dauber, 92

Nona Marie Dauber, 92, former owner and operator of businesses in Burns, died Nov. 15 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The funeral was Nov. 22 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor Larry Timm officiating. Burial was at Ebenezer Cemetery in Burns.

She was born July 11, 1911, to Luther Clark and Mary Jane “Jennie” (McKittrick) Sayre in Burns. In 1929, she was married to Ernest “Boots” Dauber, who predeceased her.

She is survived by one son, Don Dauber and wife Norene of Hutchinson; one sister, Laura Parks of Cottonwood Falls; one son-in-law, Ralph Dixon and wife Elizabeth of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and one step-great-great-grandchild.

A memorial was established with St. Luke Living Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home.

Martha Unruh, 81

Martha Unruh, 81, homemaker, died Nov. 18 in Montezuma.

The funeral was Nov. 22 at Morning Star Mennonite Church in rural Tampa with pastors Ransom Wiebe, Bruce Dirks and Merlin Wiebe officiating. Burial was at Logan Cemetery in rural Tampa.

She was born Sept. 13, 1922, to Isaac and Rachel (Koehn) Dirks in rural Tampa. On March 21, 1948, she was married to Dayton Unruh, who predeceased her in 2002.

She is survived by two sons, Warren Unruh and wife Jane of Lehigh and Quentin Unruh and wife Diane of rural Canton; three daughters, Wanda Koehn and husband Larry of rural Durham, Starla Harms and husband Richard of Montezuma and Carol Ann Unruh of Lehigh; one brother, Melvin Dirks of Lehigh; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial was established with Morning Star Mennonite Church.

Martha Frantz, 90

Martha Frantz, 90, former owner/operator of a grocery store in Durham and restaurant cook, died Nov. 19 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The memorial service was Nov. 24 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastors Tim Sullivan and Roy Keller officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born March 31, 1913, to David and Anna (Schwemmer) Senner in rural Tampa. On Aug. 19, 1934, she was married to Eldo Frantz, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Dean Frantz and wife Rita of San Angelo, Texas, Jim Frantz of Denver and Tom Frantz and wife Brenda of Lincoln, Neb.; five daughters, Joyce Thiessen and husband James and Lois Hiebert and husband Allen, all of Hillsboro, Betty Mears and husband Lloyd and Juanita Mears and husband Ray, all of Albany, Ga., and Judy Vogt of Newton; three sisters, Ida Frantz of Hillsboro, Anna Mae Goertz of Durham and Jeanette Schimming of Herington; one brother, Larry Senner of Abilene; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Parkside Homes of Hillsboro.

Elsie F. Schmidt, 66

Elsie F. Schmidt, 66, teacher, Avon salesperson and homemaker, died Nov. 21 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

The service was Nov. 25 at Tabor Mennonite Church near Goessel with pastors Ruth Penner and Wes Bergen officiating. Burial was at Tabor Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born May 27, 1937, to Sam J. and Agnes (Hiebert) Flaming in Goessel. On May 6, 1960, she was married to Kenneth W. Schmidt, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Loretta Schmidt of Newton and Karen Borrego and husband Victor of Evans, Colo.; four brothers, Jim Flaming and wife Eulalia of Hillsboro, Ed Flaming and wife Shirley of Durham, Ray Flaming and wife Mary of Crater Lake, Ore., and Orville Flaming and wife Johanna of Weatherford, Okla.; one sister, Rose Voth and husband Ernie of Buffalo Mills, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials were established with the American Heart Association and the New Creation Fellowship Early Childhood Development Program.

Cyril Reznicek, 90

Cyril Emanuel Reznicek, 90, retired Ottawa Herald circulation manager, died Nov. 20 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 23 at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen with Father Stephen Gronert officiating. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa with Father Tod Ziegler officiating.

He was born July 23, 1913, to Thomas and Antonie (Pallas) Reznicek in Irving. On Aug. 6, 1952, he was married to Elisabeth “Betty” Martin Redford, who predeceased him in 1988.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Cooper and Judy Wegerer and husband Lou, all of Marion, and Mary Jo Karleskint and husband Mark of Olathe; two sisters, Anne Steiner of Marion and Rose Gleason of Wichita; one brother, Paul Reznicek of Littleton, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with St. Luke Living Center, the Father Emil Kapaun Memorial and Sacred Heart Catholic School, all in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Monica Campbell, 41

Monica Kaye Campbell, 41, employed as a printer with Olathe Cookbook, died Nov. 22 in Marion.

A visitation was held Nov. 25 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Monticello Cemetery in Shawnee at a later date.

She was born Dec. 4, 1961, to Lloyd and Elsie (Abell) Campbell in Olathe.

She is survived by her mother, Elsie Campbell Reiswig of Marion; two brothers, Lloyd Campbell of Spring Hill, Fla. and Charles Campbell of Chester, Va.; and aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions, to assist the family with expenses, can be made in care of Zeiner Funeral Home.
Carl H. Friesen, 81

Carl H. Friesen, 81, farmer, died Nov. 23 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, with pastor Keith Harder officiating. Burial will be at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 1, 1922, to Abraham D. and Susanna (Penner) Friesen in Hillsboro. On July 15, 1945, he was married to Ruby Klein, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Dennis Friesen and wife Betty of Herington and Gary Friesen and wife Barbara of Hutchinson; two daughters, Sally Neufeld and husband Keith of Inman and Brenda Maddox and husband Danny of Marion; two brothers, T.A. “Ted” Friesen of Hillsboro and Alvin Friesen of Hesston; three sisters, Linda Bartel of American Falls, Idaho, Edna Reimer of Hesston and Evelyn Harms of Moundridge; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with First Mennonite Church, Hospice Care of Kansas and the Cancer Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.

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