DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Lucenes Schenkofsky, 79

Lucenes Schenkofsky, 79, retired employee with S. & V. Tool Co., died March 18 in the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

A private family-graveside service was held at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery with pastor Floyd Bartel officiating.

She was born Aug. 29, 1924, to Peter and Mary (Ewert) Schenkofsky in Marion County.

She is survived by one brother, Marlin Bartel of Lehigh, and one sister, Melba Schroeder of Benton.

Jerry Frantz, 55

Gerald C. “Jerry” Frantz, 55, former Sedgwick County Appraiser and Director of the Health Department, died March 15 in Wichita.

The funeral was March 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita with pastor Samuel Rich officiating.

He was born July 18, 1948, to George Cranston and Delia Rose (Lincourt) Frantz in Rochester, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna; his mother, Eliia Kelly of Buffalo, N.Y.; one daughter, Heather Loveman and husband Albert of Houston; one son, Gerald C. Jr. Frantz and wife Caroline; three step-children, Lyndon Bell of Hillsboro, Lucas Bell of McPherson and LeShell Bell of Canberra, Australia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Becky Frantz of Phoenix, Tracy and Gerry Kelly of Collins, N.Y., and James Kelly of Buffalo; two grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Victory of the Valley and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Kansas Chapter.

Felix “Phil” J. Lee, 86

Felix “Phil” J. Lee, 86, formerly employed in body maintenance and repairs with Irv Schroeder County Motors Inc. in Hillsboro, died March 20 at his home in Marion.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory Herington Chapel, with pastor Kennedy Mukwindidza officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery in Burdick.

He was born Oct. 26, 1917, to John and Dorothy (Baker) Lee in Omaha, Neb. On Feb. 23, 1947, he was married to Betty M. Sells, who survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Judy Inlow of Florence; two sisters, Virginia Jenson of Omaha and Dorothy Shepherd of Wichita; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Valley Methodist Church in Marion or in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory in Herington.

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