DEATHS

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Janet Christenson, 50

Janet Tucker Christenson, 50, died July 27.

The service was held Friday morning at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Albert, and two children, Sarah and Andrew Christenson, all of Bel Aire; and her mother, Shirley Hamm, and husband Duane of Hillsboro.

A memorial has been established with the National Kidney Foundation.

Adeline Dixon, 86

Adeline Dixon, 86, retired teacher, died July 30 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service is at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 3, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, with Pastor Roy Keller officiating. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 8, 1919, to Gerhart and Helena Klassen Warkentin in Lehigh.

She is survived by a son, Loren Dixon of San Francisco, Calif.; four sisters, Mary Theissen, Helen Thiessen and Ruth Wenger, all of Hillsboro, and Lydia McDonald of Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Parkview Church.

Lydia Ediger, 89

Lydia Marie Ediger, 89, homemaker, died July 31 at Pleasant View Home in Inman.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church in Inman, with pastors Rob Morrow and Dan Dalke officiating. Burial will be at Zoar Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 25, 1915, to Jacob C. and Lizzie Pauls Thiessen in Reno County. In 1936 she was married to Martin A. Ediger, who predeceased her in 1999.

She is survived by three sons, Loyal D. Ediger of Eugene, Ore., Gordon R. Ediger of Lenexa and Paul W. Ediger of Hesston; a daughter, LaVonne J. Willems of Inman; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Pleasant View Home and Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church.

Bert Enns, 89

Albert Enns, 89, farmer, died Aug. 1 at Hutchinson Hospital.

The graveside service is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Buhler Municipal Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at First Mennonite Church in Hutchinson with Pastor LaVerle Schrag and Delon Martens presiding.

He was born June 29, 1916, to Jacob J. and Sara Balzer Enns in McPherson County. In 1941 he was married to Etta Reimer, who predeceased him in 1990. In 1991 he was married to Cloris Unruh, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Edith Graber of Marion; two stepsons, Mark Unruh of Raytown, Mo., and Neil Unruh of Bradentown, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Margaret Navarro of Wichita; a sister, Tena Voth of Goessel; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethel College Education.

Jerry Heim, 65

Jerry Dean Heim, 65, farmer and Wal-Mart sporting goods manager, died July 29 at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

The service was Tuesday morning at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton. Pastor Seth Meyer officiated. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 8, 1939, to Andrew and Edna Moddelmog Heim in Goessel.

He is survived by a son, Jeremy Heim of McPherson; three daughters, Jody Mussman of Hutchinson, Jill Klingensmith of Canton and Jamie Hayes of Abilene; a brother, Larry Heim of Canton; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton Emergency Medical Services and Shiloh Manor Nursing Home.

Joyce Hett, 72

Joyce Keazer Janzen Hett, 72, retired secretary, died July 26 near Newton.

The service was at 10 a.m. July 30 at Aulne United Methodist Church in Marion. Pastor Beth Ann Black officiated. Interment was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 10, 1932, to Paul and Evelyn (Remmers) Keazer in Wichita. She was married to Richard Janzen. In 1979 she was married to Russell Hett, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Herb Janzen of Mulvane, James and wife Connie Janzen of Wichita, and Martin and wife Brenda Janzen of Oakley; three stepsons, Dennis Hett of Manchester, N.H., Mel and wife Damaus Hett of Hunter, Okla., and Stan and wife Denise Hett of Wichita; two sisters, Pauline and Nancy; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Aulne United Methodist Church and Marion Library.

John Nettleton, 54

John Raymond Nettleton, 54, retired Navy officer, died July 22 in Marion.

The service was Saturday afternoon at Peabody Christian Church. Pastor Jim Pohlman officiated. Interment was a U.S.S. Navy burial at sea.

He was born Dec. 31, 1950, to Francis Nettleton and Margaret Moore in Oswego. In 1985 he was married to Patricia A. Nettleton, who survives.

He is also survived by his parents, Francis and Margaret Nettleton of Frontenac; a son, Patrick Nettleton of Arkansas City; a daughter, Kelsie Nettleton of Newton; a stepson, Brian Werth of McPherson; a stepdaughter, Misty Werth of Arkansas City; a brother, Jim Nettleton of Wichita; two sisters, Kathy Moyer of McCune and Jane Marie Seahelm of Garland, Texas; and one granddaughter.

The John Nettleton Memorial Fund has been established in care of Baker Funeral Home of Peabody.

Chris Schmidt, 52

Christopher A. Schmidt Sr., 52, retired printer for KG&E, died July 28 in Wichita.

The service is at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 3, at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel.

He was born in Hillsboro.

He is survived by a son, Christopher Schmidt Jr. of Wichita; three daughters, Danielle Schmidt of Philadelphia, Pa., Patricia Norwood of Lewisville, Texas, and Andrea Schmidt of Philadelphia; two brothers, Patrick and wife Linda Schmidt of Kansas City, Mo., and Samuel Michael and wife Christine Schmidt of Wichita; two sisters, Mary Jean and husband Rick Wegner of Denver, Colo., and Margaret and husband Terry Elliott of Wichita; and six grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the International Scoliosis Treatment Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Evelyn Schmidt, 88

Evelyn Schmidt. 88, retired teacher, died Aug. 1 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 4, 1916, to Lester Pierce and Mary Ann Cakerice Pierce in Lawrence. In 1936 she was married to Irvin Schmidt, who predeceased her in 1968.

She is survived by thee sons, Phillip and wife Kathy Schmidt of Wichita, Don and wife Linda Schmidt of Norfolk, Neb., and James Schmidt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Tabor College and Hillsboro Senior Center.

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