Category: Deaths

Deaths (November 22, 2017)

• JOHN EDWARD KNAAK SR., 79, former owner and manager of the Ben Franklin store in Hillsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 11. Cremation is planned. The family will have a celebration of life with a time and place to be announced at a later date. He was born to Anton N. and Irma Shahan Knaak on Oct. 13, 1938, in Winchester, […]

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Deaths (November 15, 2017)

• ERMA JUNE YADON NELLANS, 91, of Peabody, died Nov. 12 at her home. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Baker Funeral Home Peabody. She was born on May 13, 1926, to Cleo and Arthur Yadon in Morris, Okla. On April […]

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Deaths (Week of November 8, 2017)

• RODNEY K. LAFEVER, 62, of Burns, died Nov. 4. Funeral services are pending. He is survived by his common-law wife, Debra; sons Mark (Tammy) and Matt (Andrea); daughters Tina, Gina, Nina and Teri; two brothers; six sisters; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. • BARBARA JEAN WORTHINGTON SVOBODA, 81, died Oct. 28 at her home in rural Lincolnville. She was […]

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Deaths (November 1, 2017)

• PAULINE HARMS, 87, died Oct. 26 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Ser­vice is at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Marion Christian Church and officiated by pastor Carl Helm. Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. She was born July 13, 1930, at Goessel to Harry and Hannah (Miller) Ollen­bur­ger. […]

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Deaths (October 25, 2017)

• LEORA (LEE) MCFARLANE, former secretary, died Oct. 9 in Texas. A graveside service for Leora and husband K.C. McFarlane, who died in 2011, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Hillsboro. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com. Jost Funeral Home of Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. • DARLENE SCHMIDT, 82, of Hillsboro, died Oct. […]

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Deaths (October 18, 2017)

• DELORA KAUFMAN, 61, died Oct. 14 at Hospice House of Reno County. A celebration of life service is at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Brian Allen officiating. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. She was born Feb 6, 1956, to Aaron and Margie (Bartel) Reimer in Hillsboro. […]

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Deaths (October 11, 2017)

• SCOTT ALAN ALCORN, 43, a Mid-Kansas Coopera­tive location service specialist, died Monday, Oct. 4. He was born April 3, 1974, to Richard and Eileen Alcorn in Wichita. The family moved to Peabody in 1985, and he graduated from Peabody High School that same year. He is survived by his father, Richard Alcorn (Robin Negaard) of Peabody; a brother, David […]

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Deaths (October 4, 2017)

• BETTY BERNHARDT, 96, a school teacher, died Sept. 29 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. The service was Oct. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church in pastor John Werner. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Ceme­tery, Hillsboro. She was born May 6, 1921, to Albert and Elizabeth (Hiebert) Vogt at Elyria. Her husband, Alvin Bernhardt, died in 1975. Survivors include son Kenneth […]

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Deaths (September 27, 2017)

• ALICE M. FUNK, 92, of Buhler and formerly at Oma­ha, Neb., died Sept. 21. She was born April 23, 1925, to Adolph and Anna (Enns) Funk. Survivors include brothers LaVern (Joyce) Funk of Hillsboro, Arlie Funk of Newton and sister Vi (John) Schultz of Buhler. A graveside service was Monday, Sept. 25, at Hills­boro Mennonite Breth­ren Cemetery on East […]

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Deaths (September 20, 2017)

Deaths (September 20, 2017)

• DOROTHY LOUISE (RHODES) DELK, 83, a retired career nurse from Hillsboro, died Sept. 11. Visitation was from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Petersen Funeral Home, The family gathered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home. A graveside committal service followed at 2 p.m. at Maize Park Cemetery on 53rd Street in Maize. She was […]

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