Category: Deaths

Vernon Goentzel, 87

Vernon Goentzel, 87, former International Harvester store employee in Marion, died Feb. 5 at the Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit. The funeral was Feb. 9 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. He was buried with military rites at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. He was born March 17, 1920, to Peter and Mary Goertz on the family […]

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Kathleen Gray, 58

Kathleen Ann (Woelk) Gray, 58, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Hillsboro, a nurse, died Feb. 11. She was born July 1, 1949, to Harold and Lou Woelk in Goessel. In 1971, she was married to Raymond Gray, who survives in Colorado Springs. She is also survived by a daughter, Amy and Bill Sharrah of Nunn, Colo.; a son, Brian Gray […]

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Esther Loy, 81

Esther W. Loy, 81, elementary school teacher, died Feb. 4 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson. The funeral was Feb. 8 at Moundridge United Methodist Church. She was buried at Mound Township Cemetery, Moundridge. She was born Dec. 19, 1926, to Phillip and Elsie (Bruns) Bentz in Tampa. On Aug. 24, 1947, she was married to Harvey S. Loy, who survives. […]

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Esther Plenert, 93

Esther Plenert, 93, former school cook, died Feb. 7 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. She will be buried at 2 p.m. at Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. […]

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Doris Louis, 85

Doris Louis, 85, retired Federal civil servant, died Jan. 29 at Love and Care Adult Family Home in Mill Creek, Wash. There will not be a formal funeral service. She will be buried with her husband, Lawrence G. Louis, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Wash. A twin, she was born on Aug. 24, 1922, to Morgan and Mary Lewis […]

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Gertrude Rziha, 92

Gertrude J. Rziha, 92, of Great Bend, homemaker, died Jan. 21 at Alterra Sterling House in Great Bend. The funeral was Jan. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. She was buried at the Holy Family Cemetery in Odin. She was born Feb. 28, 1915, to Emil and Josephine Zorn Schneweis in Odin. On Aug. 23, 1938, she […]

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Hazel Evans, 78

Hazel M. Evans, 78, homemaker, died Jan. 28 at McPherson Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the funeral home. She was born July 27, […]

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Raymond Burch, 83

Raymond K. Burch, 83, of Canton, retired truck driver for John E. Jones Oil Co. of Woodston, died Jan. 28 at the Hillsboro Community Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Canton Christian Church. He will be buried at Canton Township Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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Goldie Franz, 84

Goldie Loretta Franz, 84, homemaker, died Jan. 29 at Salem Nursing Home in Hillsboro. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. She will be buried at Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. She […]

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R.J. Bartel, 91

R.J. Bartel, 91, farmer and former owner of Bartel Insurance Agency, died Jan. 28 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. He will be buried at Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Jost Funeral Home […]

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