DEATHS

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Edna Ewert

Edna May Wert, 101, retired schoolteacher and writer from Peabody, died May 7 at Peabody.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. May 13 at Peabody United Methodist Church with pastor Donna Friesen and Gene Ewert officiating.

She was born July 14, 1904, to John A. and Anna O. Welsh Ewert near Aulne. She taught and was a drama coach at schools in several states and published stories, plays and poetry.

She is survived by her sister, Laura Slocombe of Peabody and sister-in-law Doris Ewert of Marion and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with the Peabody Community Fund for Edna Ewert Scholarship and with Legacy Park.

Marvin Hett

Marvin “Bud” Eugene Hett, 82, retired auto technician from Marion, died May 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church with pastors John Goering and Bob Priest officiating.

He was born Nov. 30, 1923, to Herbert and Lena Robinson Hett in Canada (Kan.). During his military career he was married to Margaret Rempel. After they divorced, he was married to Margaret Taylor, who predeceased him. In 1976, he was married to Mary Mae Hein, who survives.

He also is survived by two daughters, Katrina Ash of Hillsboro and Eva Bowman of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Evelyn Gould of Alexandria, Va., Adelyn Oltman of Palm Bal, Fla., and Carol McGranor of Massachusetts; two step-daughters, Rita Highsmith of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Crystal Arthur of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Eastmoor United Methodist Church and Marion Senior Center.

Harvey B. Jantz

Harvey B. Jantz, 85, a retired farmer and longtime resident of Tampa, died May 2 at Moundridge Manor.

The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday at Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, in rural Galva with ministers Roger Unruh and Ransom Wiebe officiating. Burial was at Lone Tree Church Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 12, 1921, to Ben T. Jantz and Lavina Koehn in Marion County.

On May 18, 1947, he was married to Madeline W. Schmidt, who survives.

He also is survived by three sons, Stanley and Gordon of Greeley, Colo., and Vincent of Tampa; two daughters, Janice Ralston of Long Beach, Calif., and Janell Unruh of Galva; two brothers, Obed of New Plymouth, Idaho, and Willard of Atwater, Calif; two sisters, Amanda Wedel of Moundridge and Lela Wedel of Tampa; and 13 grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Moundridge Manor in care of Moundridge Funeral Home.

Faye L. Rimmer

Faye L. (Branton, Waring, Rhodes) Rimmer, 88, retired bus driver, died Wednesday, May 3.

A memorial service was held May 6 at Cochran Mortuary in Wichita. The graveside service was at Ashton Cemetery in Hope.

She is survived by sons Richard and wife Karen Waring of Council Grove, Dwayne and wife Wanda Waring of Pine Bluff, Ark., Dwight and wife Debbie Rhodes and Bruce and wife Renee, all of Wichita, David and wife JoLynn Rhodes of Clearwater; daughters Jean and husband Tim Titus and Vicki Doolin of Wichita, Peggy and husband Leon Hadley of Hot Springs Village Ark., Deanna Watt and husband Bill Ray of Maize; 26 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Trinity Hospice, 1938 N. Woodlawn, Suite 215, Wichita, KS 67218, and Park City Senior Center, 6200 N. Hydraulic, Park City, KS 67219.

Anna B. Wheeler

Anna B. Wheeler, 90, former restaurant and motel employee, died April 30 at Sunshine Home in Buhler.

The funeral was held May 6 at Danner Funeral Home with Father Henry Baxa officiant. Interment followed in Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery, north of Abilene.

She was born May 17, 1915 to David and Helena (Jantz) Becker in Franzthal, Russia. In 1973, she was married to Raymond (R.F.) Wheeler, who preceded her in death in 1999.

Survivors include daughter Sharon Vinson of Abilene; three sons, Cecil Wheeler of Buhler, Frank Wheeler of South Hutchinson, James Wheeler of Grand Junction, Colo.; a stepsister, Bertha Steinle of Halstead; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grand-
children.

A memorial has been established with Sunshine Home in Buhler, in care of Danner Funeral Home in Abilene.

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