DEATHS

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Alvina Bartel, 93

Alvina Bartel, 93, died July 21 at Legacy Park in Peabody.

The funeral was July 24 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Stanley Bohn officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born April 8, 1911, to David and Mary (Schneider) Beisel Sr. in Ramona. On Nov. 29, 1929, she was married to Edward Bartel, who predeceased her in 1975.

She is survived by four daughters, Deloris Kerbs of Salina, Donna Harper of Palm Dale, Calif., Mary Crawford of St. Charles, Mo., and JoAnn Flaming of Topeka, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Central Homecare & Hospice Inc. of Newton, Legacy Park and the Hillsboro Senior Center.

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

Rhiney Graf, 83

Rhiney Graf, 83, farmer, died July 23, after an accident near his home in Corn, Okla.

The funeral was July 27 at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Corn. Burial was at the Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born March 27, 1921, to Karl and Magdalena (Stuckle) Graf in Henrietta, Texas. On Dec. 28, 1947, he was married to Annie Lee Gossen, who survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Jolene Thiessen and husband Leon of Fresno, Calif.; three sons, Harlan Graf and wife Betty of San Ramon, Calif., Lyndon Graf and wife Debbie of Marlow, Okla., and Mark Graf and wife Vonda of Corn; two brothers, Albert Graf of Henrietta, and Marvin Graf and wife Beth of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Elsie Strange and husband Gene of Vienna, Va.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established in his name with the Corn Bible Academy.

Bernice Herbel, 89

Bernice Herbel, 89, homemaker, died July 24 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral was July 27 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion with pastor Troy Slater officiating. Burial was at Lincolnville Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 27, 1915, to Clark and Martha (Schlotthauer) Johnston in rural Marion County. On Feb. 27, 1934, she was married to Alex Herbel, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald Herbel and wife Ruth of Marion, Kenneth Herbel and wife Darlene of Salina, and Richard Herbel and wife Sharon of Solomon; one brother, Walt Johnston of Redfield; three sisters, Josephine Stroda and Elnora Siemens, both of Marion, and Helen Reiswig of Sour Lake, Texas; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Ruth Hiebert, 99

Ruth Hiebert, 99, retired Marion grocer, died July 19 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The funeral was July 22 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor Carl Helm officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born March 9, 1905, to E.J. and Gertrude (Sill) Buckley in Marion. She was married to Alfred Hiebert, who predeceased her in 1972.

She is survived by one son, Bob Hiebert of Columbia, Mo.

Charles King Jr., 79

Charles D. King Jr., 79, Boeing Co. flight-line aircraft mechanic, died July 19 in rural Peabody.

The funeral was July 23 at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody with pastor Jim Pohlman officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

He was born July 19, 1925, to Charles D. and Susan (Smith) King Sr. in Wichita. On Oct. 29, 1960, he was married to Janet E. Dutcher, who survives.

He is also survived by son, Michael C. King of Peabody; daughter, Michelle R. Timmermeyer and husband Keith of Peabody, and sister, Virginia Middleton of Wichita.

A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association.

Jean Louis, 87

Jean Louis, 87, homemaker, died July 22 in El Dorado.

The funeral was July 24 at Florence United Methodist Church with pastor Bill Dyar officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born July 24, 1916, to June Reed and Bertha (Ferguson) Williams in rural Florence. On April 17, 1937, she was married to Wilbur “Bill” Louis, who predeceased her in 2002.

She is survived by one son, Don Louis of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Carol Kutz of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Florence United Methodist Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home of Florence.

Christina Shields, 100

Christiana Marie Shields, 100, retired school teacher, died July 21 in Wichita.

The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Rosebank Cemetery near Hope with pastor Larry Timm officiating.

She was born April 17, 1904, to Joseph and Clara (Fengel) Shields in Lost Springs.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Williard Waner, 92

Willard A Waner, 92, retired farmer, died July 23 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The graveside service and burial was July 27 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence with Father Steven Gronert officiating.

He was born April 8, 1912, to Joseph and Ina Waner in Florence. On April 26, 1939, he was married to Grace Waltie, who predeceased him in 1996.

He is survived by brother, Thomas P. Waner of Lawrence; sister, Bernadine Gronau of Newton; and 13 nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Norman Kliewer, 72

Norman Kliewer, 72, U.S. Army veteran, former teacher, coach, farmer/stockman and county commissioner, died July 18 in rural Grainfield.

He was born Sept. 21, 1931, to Johann and Marie (Foth) Kliewer near Lehigh. On Aug. 18, 1956, he was married to Carol Nowka, who survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Phillip Kliewer of Olathe, Brian Kliewer and wife Rebecca of Harrisonville, Mo., and Steven Kliewer of Grainfield; son-in-law Alex Dumler and wife Mary of Oakley; brother Vernon Kliewer and wife Diane of Green Valley, Ariz.; brother-in-law Jake Hodel of Hillsboro; sisters-in-law Vera of Dodge City, Mildred of Winfield, Rose of Enid and Mildred of Longdale, Okla; and seven grandchildren.

John R. Snelling, 74

John R. Snelling, 74, retired farmer and lab technician, died July 25 at his home in Marion.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence with pastor Mark Moore officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born Sept. 14, 1929, to James “Art” and Edith (Drush) Snelling in Florence. On April 4, 1951, he was married to Margaret “Peggy” B. Lewis, who passed away in 1957. On Sept. 20, 1958, he was married to Elizabeth J. Scheivert, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, John R. Snelling of Hampton, Va., and William R. Snelling of Gering, Neb.; three daughters, Marjean Neve of Lansing, Beth Ann Penner of Ogalalla, Neb., and Nadine Bolling of Pahrump, Nev.; one brother, James Snelling of Wichita; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Florence Ambulance Service, Central Homecare and Hospice Inc. and the Florence Alumni Association.

Dorothy Likins, 82

Dorothy M. Likins, 82, homemaker, died July 25 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 29, at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 28, 1921, to Jerome and Nettie Jane (Nichols) Burch in rural Roxbury. On Feb. 23, 1938, she was married to Glenn Edwin Likins, who predeceased her in 1988.

She is survived by five sons, Glennon Likins of Seoul, Korea, Jim Likins and Jerry Likins, both of Hutchinson, Bob Likins of Cunningham, Tom Likins and Mike Likins, both of Canton; one daughter, Connie Newberry of Prairie Grove, Ark.; one sister, Pauline Power of McPherson; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Hospice of Reno County.

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