DEATHS

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Donald Cooprider

Donald Cooprider, 80, accountant, died Sept. 18 in Hesston.

The service was Sept. 22 at Hesston Mennonite Church with pastors John Murray and Cheryl Hershberger officiating. Burial was at Eastlawn Cemetery in Hesston.

He was born Feb. 3, 1926, to Irl and Lizzie (Zimmerman) Cooprider in Newton. On May 31, 1952, he was married to Lena L. Slagell, who died in 1984.

He is survived by a son, Philip and Phyllis of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Claudia Nathe of Apopka, Fla., and Catherine and Roger Ediger of Enid, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

A Don and Lena Cooprider Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in care of Miller Funeral Home in Hesston.

Eva Davis

Eva Davis, 76, housewife, died Sept. 19 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

The service was Sept. 22 at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church of God in Christ in rural Hillsboro with pastors Orlin Ensz and Gordon Koehn officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

She was born Oct. 6, 1929, to Cornelius and Katherina (Fast) Giesbrecht in Winton, Calif. On Jan. 25, 1948, she was married to Gerald Loyd Davis, who survives in Hillsboro.

She is also survived by three sons, Harold and Mary of McPherson, Roy and Nadine of Durham and Leland and Nedra of Victoria, Texas; a brother, Pete Giesbrecht of Brooksville, Miss.; two sisters, Mary Unruh of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Sarah Friesen of Buhl, Idaho; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church Missions in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Sue Kinkel

Sue Kinkel, 83, retired day-care provider, died Sept. 20 at Salem Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

The service will be held Sept. 30 in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was born March 14, 1923, to Joseph and Anna (Mikus) Lacko in St. Louis, Mo. On May 27, 1945, she was married to John Benjamin Kinkel, who died in 1983.

She is survived by a son, John Patrick of Phoenix; two daughters, Joyce Kyle of Hillsboro and Melanie Healey of Penbroke, Ontario; a brother, Joe Lacko of Phoenix; four sisters, Ann Tomich, Mary Morari, Alice Collins and Helen Santiago, all of Phoenix; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Lehrman

Evelyn K. Lehrman, 80, homemaker, died Sept. 23 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was held Sept. 26 at Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with pastors Corey Miller and Karen Andres officiating. Burial was in Tabor Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 4, 1925, to Abraham and Sarah K. Schmidt in Newton. In 1945, she was married to Orie Willis Lehrman, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two sons, Verney of rural Newton and Jerry of Fortaleza, Brazil; a daughter, Kaye Klassen of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Art Schmidt of Walton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethesda Home in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

Cleo Osgood

Cleo Osgood, 90, homemaker, died Sept. 25 at Marion Manor.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence.

The service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Florence United Methodist Church with pastor Ted Osgood officiating. Burial is at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born Sept. 18, 1916, to Preston and Coy Hankins in Greensburg. On Aug. 29, 1937, she was married to Jesse Osgood, who died in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Ted of Welch, W.V., and Thad of Parsons; two daughters, Yvonne English of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Janet Bowers of Marion; a brother, Robert Hankins of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Florence United Methodist Church.

Milton Schmidt

Milton Schmidt, 85, farmer, died Sept. 19 at Newton Medical Center.

The service was held Sept. 22 at Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with pastors Corey Miller and Karen Andres officiating.

He was born April 8, 1921, to Cornelius and Katharina (Voth) Schmidt in rural Walton. On July 22, 1969, he was married to Selma Fast, who predeceased him.

He is survived by four daughters, Barbara Unruh of rural Walton, Linda Graber of Newton, Patricia Snyder of Wyoming and Kathy Voth of Goessel; two brothers, Harold of Newton and Earl of Kingman; a sister, Edna Schrag of Wichita; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethesda Home in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

Lavina Smith

Lavina Charlene Hoffman Smith, 64, died March 16 in Seattle, Wash.

Interment of cremains will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Grant Township Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 13, 1941, to Earl and Alvina Hoffman in Marion County. In 1959, she was married to Roger McLoud. She was also married to Angelo Rinaldl, who predeceased her, and to Ron Smith.

She is survived by six children, Robin McLoud Denlinger of Cookeville, Tenn., Becky McLoud of London, England, Angelo Rinaldl Jr. of Willagee, Western Australia, Leonardo Rinaldl of Glen Ridge, N.J., Carla Rinaldl of Cloumbus, Ohio, and Jennifer Smith of Wasilla, Alaska; a brother, LaVern Hoffman of Ventura, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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