Otto Bartel, 81

Otto Bartel, 81, farmer, died Dec. 4 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, at Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Kevin Goertzen officiating. Prior to the memorial service, a private burial service will be held at Goessel Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 17, 1923, to Peter and Anna (Schmidt) Bartel in rural Hillsboro. On Sept. 4, 1947, he was married to Geneva Dirksen, who survives of Goessel.

He is also survived by two daughters, Carol Hartzler of Newton and Bev Claassen of Beatrice, Neb.; two brothers, Roland Bartel of Eugene, Ore., and Peter Bartel of Wichita; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethesda Home.

Marcella Dresher, 92

Marcella A. Dresher, 92, retired elementary school teacher, died Nov. 30 in her home in rural Canton.

The funeral was Dec. 6 at Canton United Methodist Church with pastor Richard Brooks officiating and assisted by pastor Sonja Griffith. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born July 19, 1912, to Goss L. and Minnie (Moddrell) Stansel in McPherson. On July 19, 1936, she was married to Donald W. Dresher, who predeceased her in 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Larry K. Dresher of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Merlin D. Dresher of Canton; one sister, Faylene Way of Eagle, Idaho; and four grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Canton United Methodist Church.

George Liles, 91

George Edward Liles, 91, former Hillsboro dairy fleet manager, died Dec. 2 at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.

The funeral was Dec. 6 at West Liberty United Methodist Church in Fort Scott with pastor Robin Reeves officiating. Burial was at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, Mo.

He was born Nov. 4, 1913, to John and Alice (Wagoner) Liles in Kingsville, Mo. On Dec. 24, 1938, he was married to Lavon Norbury, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Johnnie Liles of Hillsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Robinson of Charleston, Ill., and Claire Beers of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with West Liberty United Methodist Church in care of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main St., P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Vernon L. Minns, 80

Vernon L. Minns, 80, retired oil-field worker, farmer, salesman and former owner of Canton Recreation, died Dec. 4 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 10 at Lehigh Township Cemetery with pastor Clark Davis officiating.

He was born July 30, 1924, to Paul and Frieda (Fisher) Minns in McPherson. On July 7, 1946, he was married to Helen Winter, who died in 1979. On May 10, 1981, he was married to Shirley Brumm Blackwell, who survives of Hillsboro.

He is also survived by two foster sons,Vernon C. Henry of Hillsboro and Roger Colgin of Canton, and one sister, Betty Dickinson of Roseburg, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston and the St. Judes Children’s Hospital in care of Olson’s Mortuary of Canton.

Raymond Toews, 78

Raymond B. Toews, 78, farmer, died Dec. 1 in Wichita.

The funeral was Dec. 4 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 16, 1926, to Jacob J. and Marie (Friesen) Toews in Lustre, Mont. On July 17, 1952, he was married to Helen Rempel, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Steve Toews and wife Deborah of Hesston; two daughters, Lynette Toews of Denver and Carol Harrison and husband Dan of Hillsboro; three sisters, Marjorie Reimche of Harvey, N.D., and Amanda Wall and Rosella Toews, both of Glasgow, Mont.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund and Lustre Christian High School.

Condolences may be sent to the family via jostfuneral@hotmail.

Vida Weinbrenner, 100

Vida Della Weinbrenner, 100, homemaker, died Nov. 23 at Sierra View Homes in Reedley, Calif.

The memorial service was Nov. 27 at Fresno Community Mennonite Church in California. Burial was in Reedley.

She was born July 27, 1904, to William and Martha Auernheimer in Durham. She was married to Albert Weinbrenner, who predeceased her in 1960.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Funk and husband Ray of Newton; one daughter-in-law, Lorene Weinbrenner of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.

Dusty Young, 10

Dusty Michael Young, 10, died Nov. 27 at his family home in Marion.

The graveside service was Dec. 1 at Goodland Cemetery.

He was born March 10, 1994, to Robert William and Daisy Dora (Kibel) Young in Denver.

He is survived by his parents; two adopted sisters, Tammy Sprigg of Las Vegas and Ashley Miller of Manhattan; seven brothers and sisters, Echo, Edwin, William, Allisha, Benjamin, Marcus and Carl, all of Marion; grandparents Leonard and Wilma Young of Goodland and Gladys Kibel of Vernon, Colo.; great-grandmother Vida Young of Goodland; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Dusty Young Memorial has been established. Memorials may be sent in care of Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555.

Memorials may also be sent to Great Plains Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro.

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