DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN
Theresa Classen

Theresa Classen, 91, retired registered nurse, died May 28 at Hillsboro.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastors Dave Plett and Nadine Friesen officiating.

Burial will precede the service at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 6, 1914, to J.D. and Justina (Friesen) Schlicting at Weatherford, Okla.

On June 3, 1918, she was married to Art Claassen, who predeceased her in 1993. On Oct. 24, 1992, she was married to George Classen, who predeceased her in 1993.

She is survived by a son, Stuart, of Santa Clara, Calif., two daughters, Helen Ens of Fresno, Calif., and Kathryn Regier of Halstead; two brothers, Ray Schlicting of Hillsboro and Walter Schlicting of Texas; two sisters, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church and Parkside Homes.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at jostfuneral@hotmail. com.

Jacob C. Koehn

Jacob C. Koehn, 97, retired electrician and farmer, died May 25 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The funeral was 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Tabor Mennonite Church of rural Goessel, with pastors Corey Miller and Karen Andres officiating. Burial was at Tabor Mennonite Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 20, 1909 to Cornelius C. and Agnes (Goertz) Koehn in Marion County. On Sept. 22, 1934, he was married to Irma Voth, who survives in Goessel.

He is also survived by son John and wife Jill Koehn of Dighton; son-in-law Kermit Nikkel of Canton; two daughters, Margaret and husband John Hiebert of North Newton and Linda and husband Paul Buller of Wichita; three brothers, Cornie of Hesston, Frank and John, both of Newton, and Irwin of Blaine, Wash.; two sisters, Nellie Esau of Goessel and Martha Penner of Emporia, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Tabor Mennonite Church and Bethesda Home.

June Redus

June Redus, 73, homemaker, died May 23 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

A graveside service was May 27 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born July 2, 1932, to Leonard and Opal Jones Johnson at McLave, Colo. On April 9, 1966, she was married to Leonard “Pete” Redus, who predeceased her in 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Victor Moore of Norman, Okla., and Virgil Moore of Barstow, Calif.; two brothers, Roger and Bob Johnson, both of Florence; four sisters, Ruth Whitcomb of Hamilton, Mont., Cora Lee Gould of Glendore, Calif., Faye Price of Waco, Texas, and Anne Powell of West Covina, Calif; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Orville Richert

Orville W. Richert, 78, farmer and wood crafter, died May 25 in Salina.

The service was Saturday at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. Burial was in Peace Valley Cemetery in rural Durham.

He was born Feb. 23, 1928, to Peter and Linda (Jantz) Richert in rural Durham. In 1949, he was married to Delores Jantz, who survives in Durham.

He also is survived by two sons, Verlin and Edna Richert of Assaria and Bentley and Connie Richert of Abbyville; two daughters, Krystal and Everett Jensen of Roxbury and Annette and Randy Goering of Great Bend; a sister, Lillian Peters of North Newton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Central Heights Cemetery Fund in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Ruth Fern Will

Ruth Fern Will, 77, registered nurse, died May 23 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The funeral was May 27 at St. John’s Lyons Creek of rural Herington, with pastor Brett Huebner officiating. Burial was at Lyons Creek Cemetery in rural Herington.

She was born Jan. 6, 1929, to Albert F. and Lydia B. Strauss Will at rural Herington.

She is survived by three brothers, Dale Will of Indiana, Charles Will of Herington and Paul Will of New Mexico; a sister, Dorothy Fredrickson of Marion, niece Margo O’Dell of Marion and other nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with St. Luke Living Center and Zion Lutheran Church in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

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