Ben A. Goertz, 76

Ben A. Goertz, 76, owner of G & R Implement Co. in Durham, died Feb. 19 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

The funeral was Feb. 23 at First Baptist Church of Durham with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery in rural Durham.

He was born Jan. 31, 1928, to Henry P. and Selma (Janz) Goertz in Hillsboro. On June 9, 1949, he was married to Anna Mae Senner, who survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Cynthia Wadel and husband Steven of Abilene, Susan Endres and husband Joe of Emporia and Shelley Klassen and husband Myron of Hesston; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with First Baptist Church of Durham and the Durham Lions Club.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@

Zella E. Hall, 91

Zella E. Hall, 91, homemaker, died Feb. 20 at Republic County Hospital in Belleville.

The funeral was Feb. 24 at the Methodist Church in Scandia with pastor Ray Gilstrap officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Scandia.

She was born Aug. 26, 1912, to Edward and Ethel (Stenson) Fischer in Republic. On Oct. 27, 1928, she was married to Russell D. Hall, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel “Dean” Hall and wife Rose of Belleville, Kenneth Hall of Wichita and Gerold Hall and wife Vickie of Scandia; four daughters, Clara Belle Howe and husband Leo of Kearney, Neb., JoAnn Knak and husband Michael of Hillsboro, Mary Evelyn Blackburn and husband Dean of Orchard, Colo., and Rhonda R. Lamb and husband Don of Claremore, Okla.; two brothers, Everett Fischer of Pennsylvania and Melvin Fischer of Belleville; one sister, Delores Samuelson of Courtland; 26 grandchildren 46 great-grandchildren and many great-great- grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Scandia Library Fund.

Tracy Jacobson, 54

Teresa “Tracy” Ann Jacobson, 54, homemaker, died Feb. 17 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was Feb. 20 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor Larry Timm officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 16, 1950, to Ron and Darlene (Nichols) McGlothern in Winfield. On Dec. 14, 1979, she was married to Steve Jacobson, who survives.

She is also survived by mother Darlene and step-father Harold McClure of Wichita; one daughter, DarRonda D. Jacobson of Newton; and two brothers, Raymond McGlothern and Gary McGlothern, both of Wichita.

A memorial has been established with the American Cancer society in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Lottchen Kowalski, 92

Lottchen Veryle Kowalski, 92, retired waitress, died Feb. 22 at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

The graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita.

She was born Jan. 30, 1912, to James E. and Martha E. (Wells) Kirkpatrick in Uniontown. She was married and divorced to Robert Beaman. She was married to Bruno Kowalski, who predeceased her in 1972.

She is survived by daughter Roberta Hamilton of Canton, son Richard Kowalski of Wichita nd two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Salvation Army.

Elmer McCombs, 69

Elmer LeRoy McCombs, 69, retired brick mason and employee of Hillsboro ALCO Discount Store, died Feb. 19 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was Feb. 23 at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel with pastor Paul Hugh officiating. Burial was at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 14, 1934, to Howard L. and Lillie Bell (Jarvis) McCombs in Caddo County, Okla. On June 29, 1957, he was married to Juanita Tracy, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Elmer McCombs Jr. of Hillsboro; four daughters, Barbara C. Diaz of Lehigh, Nancy L. Gibson of Hillsboro, Christine Holloway of Maize and Stephanie J. Newman of Valley Center; one sister, Ester Thompson of Vian, Okla.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Gary D. Steiner, 55

Gary D. Steiner, 55, farmer and school bus driver for the Centre School district, died Feb 18 at his home near Lincolnville.

Mass was celebrated Feb. 24 at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen with Father Steve Gronert officiating. Burial was at Pilsen Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 5, 1949, to Henry and Tillie (Urbanek) Steiner in Lincolnville.

He is survived by one brother, Larry Steiner of Tampa.

A memorial fund has been established with the Pilsen Community Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Floyd M. Vogts, 84

Floyd M. Vogts, 84, self-employed farmer, died Feb. 19 at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.

The funeral was Feb. 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton with pastor Michael Sharp officiating. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 6, 1919, to Frederick J. and Minnie M. (Koenemann) Vogts south of Canton. On Aug. 17, 1947, he was married to Jewell M. Adamson, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, George Vogts and Leo Vogts, both of Canton; one daughter, Phylis Brucker of Topeka; four sisters, Adeline Otte of Canton, Florence Calder of Exeter, Calif., Agnes Calhoun of Hutchinson and Lucile Kettner of Edmond, Okla.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Angel Arms and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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