DEATHS

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Gladys Agner, 81

Gladys Almond Agner, 81, died Dec. 14 in Hillsboro.

The service was held Dec. 17 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro with pastor W. Louis Almond officiating.

She was born March 29, 1924, to Walter Louis Almond Sr. and Alice Lillian Dodson in Hunter Station, Va. In 1947 she was married to Robert L. Agner, who predeceased her in 1968.

She is survived by a son, Paul E. Agner of Alexandria, Va.; a stepson, David Agner of Alexandria; two brothers, W. Louis Almond Jr. of Lancaster, Pa., and Robert Lee Almond of Tennessee; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Parkside Homes.

Max Begnoche, 80

Max Leroy Begnoche, 80, retired owner of Begnoche Oil Co., died Dec. 12 at Salina Regional Health Center.

The service was held Dec. 17 at F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church in Miltonvale. Burial was in Miltonvale Cemetery.

He was born July 21, 1925, to Albert and Velma (Bulleigh) Begnoche in Riley. In 1946 he was married to Nelda Anderson, who predeceased him in 2002.

He is survived by a son, Brad and wife Denise of Wichita; three daughters, RaeLene and husband Paul Hajek of Lost Springs, Pam and husband Melvin Buxman of Newton and Kim Nicholson of Glen Elder; a brother, Bob Begnoche of Salina; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Miltonvale Presbyterian Church and Miltonvale Golf Course.

Bernice Brewer, 74

Bernice H. (Will) Brewer, 74, died Dec. 14 in Marion.

The service was held Dec. 17 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion with pastor Bret Huebner officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 1, 1931, to Albert and Lydia (Straus) Will in Herington. In 1950 she was married to Robert H. Brewer, who predeceased her.

She is survived by a son, John R. Brewer of Marion; a daughter, Margie Spohn of Tampa; three brothers, Chuck Will, Dale Will and Paul Will; two sisters, Ruth Will and Dorothy Frederickson; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Daniel Evans, 53

Daniel Harvey Evans, 53, licensed practical nurse at Shiloh Manor Nursing Home in Canton, died Dec. 15 in Lehigh.

The service was held Dec. 20 at First Baptist Church in Canton, with pastor Charles Priddy officiating. Burial was in Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born May 20, 1952, to Earl D. and Inez W. McMickell Evans in Topeka. In 1986 he was married to Rose Mary Foster, who survives in Lehigh.

He is also survived by three sons, Melvin Evans of Salina, Michael Evans of Montgomery, Ala., and Robert S. Foster of Lehigh; two daughters, Nicole Duvall of Canton and Melicia Evans of McPherson; his mother, Inez Evans of Canton; three brothers, David Evans of Canton, Duane Evans of Yates Center and Doug Evans of Canton; two sisters, Diane Daws of Salina and Deloris Farthing of Hays; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Donald Fulk, 78

Donald Joe Fulk, 78, senior draftsman for Koch Industries, died Dec. 13 in Hillsboro.

The service was held Dec. 16 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro with pastor Lyndon Becker officiating. Burial was in Hesston Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 4, 1927, to Richard H. Fulk and Janie Morefield in Augusta. In 1969 he was married to Francis Upton, who survives in Hillsboro.

He is also survived by a brother, Loren Fulk of Hesston.

A memorial has been established with Salem Nursing Home.

Idella Houdyshell, 83

Idella May Houdyshell, 83, retired nurse’s aide and receptionist, died Dec. 14 at the Presbyterian Manor in Topeka.

Services were held Dec. 16 at the Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Phil Smith officiating. Interment was in Marion Cemetery.

She was born June 8, 1922, to Roy and Mabel (Sampson) Pringle near Elmdale. In 1940 she was married to George Houdyshell, who predeceased her in 1977.

She is survived by a son, Roy and wife Judy of Lincolnville; a daughter, Becky and husband John Honas of Silver Lake; and five grandchildren, Derek Houdyshell, Jason Houdyshell, Sara Houdyshell, Hagen Honas and Dean Honas.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry; a brother, Roy E. Pringle; two sisters, Ruth Anderson and Rosella Pringle; and four grandchildren, Carissa Houdyshell, Aaron Houdyshell, Koel Honas and Meghann Honas.

Memorials have been established with Heart of America Hospice and Alzheimer’s Association.

Velma Scharenberg, 90

Velma M. Scharenberg, 90, died Dec. 15 at Chase County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cottonwood Falls.

Services were held Dec. 19 in the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Carl Helm of Marion Christian Church officiating. Interment was in Homestead Cemetery.

She was born May 13, 1915, to Charles O. and Nora Knob Yoakem. In 1939 she was married to Paul Scharenberg, who predeceased her in 2003.

She is survived by a son, Lyle L. Scharenberg of Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Diane Griffin of Burns; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Chase County Senior Center and Falls Chapter No. 25 Order of the Eastern Star.

Eleanor Slifer, 80

Eleanor Maxine Philo Zook Slifer, 80, died Dec. 12 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

She was born May 17, 1925, to William T. “Ted” and Wava Eleanor Lindley Philo. In 1960 she was married to John C. Slifer, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Ramon and wife Paulette Zook of Florence, John C. and wife Sheryl Slifer of Walton and Lindley and wife Trudy Slifer of Marion; a sister, Mildred and husband Maurice Edmonds of McPherson; four brothers, Denzel and wife Marge Philo of Bella Vista, Ark., William T. “Bill” and wife Betty Jean Philo of Corsicana, Texas, Claude and wife Nancy Philo of Corsicana and Carl and wife Jan Philo of McCook, Neb.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Union Rescue Mission in Wichita.

Juanita Unruh, 98

Juanita A. Unruh, 98, retired co-owner of Old Trail Motel in Council Grove, died Dec. 17 in Salina.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Dec. 21, at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. The service will be at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Peace Valley Cemetery in Roxbury.

She was born Juanita Ann Frick on July 2, 1907, in Durham. She was married to Milford M. Unruh, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two sons, Harlon of Las Vegas, N.V., and Glenn of Strong City; two daughters, Lois Varner of Salina and Jenny Lee Plenert of McPherson; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Donor’s Choice.

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