Category: Deaths

Deaths (Week of Nov. 7, 2007)

Lesley Peterson, 39   Lesley T. Peterson, 39, employee for Wear Technology of McPherson, died Nov. 2 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita. The funeral was Nov. 6 at Canton Christian Church. He was buried at McPherson Cemetery. He was born Sept. 28, 1968, to Leonard and Tina Peterson in McPherson. He is survived by […]

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Deaths (Week of Oct. 31, 2007

Velma A. Franz Velma A. Franz, homemaker and farmer, died Oct. 20 at Bethesda Home in Goessel. The funeral was Oct. 26 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. She was buried at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery. She was born March 16, 1913, to Peter H. and Susie (Warkentin) Unruh in McPherson County. On Oct. 26, 1947, she was married to […]

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Deaths (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)

Willard S. Dirksen   Willard S. Dirksen, farmer, died Oct. 15 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. The funeral was Oct. 18 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. He was buried in Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was born April 6, 1931, to John and Alice (Schmidt) Dirksen in Goessel. On Oct. 16, 1991, he was married to Maribeth Iserhardt, who […]

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Deaths (Week of Oct. 17, 2007)

Arnold Boettcher   Arnold W. Boettcher, 94, retired farmer and stockman, died Oct. 12 at the Golden Living Center in Marion. The funeral was Oct. 16 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville. He was buried in the Lincolnville Cemetery. He was born Oct. 28, 1912, to Fredrich and Minna Roever Boettcher near Antelope. He never married. He is survived […]

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Deaths (Week of Oct. 3, 2007)

Wanda Hook, 60 Wanda Hook, 60, receptionist at Tippin Dental Group in Newton, died Sept. 30 at her residence in Hesston. The funeral was Oct. 2 at Hesston Mennonite Church with pastor John Murray officiating. She was born Oct. 11, 1946 to Raymond and Pauline (Paxton) Woods in Pratt. On April 17, 1966, she was married to Arlis Hook, who […]

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Deaths (Week of Sept. 19, 2007)

Alice Harms, 79   Alice F. Harms, 79, homemaker, died Sept. 12 at her home in Parsons. The funeral was held Sept. 18 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. She was buried at Grace Hill Cemetery east of Newton. She was born Nov. 20, 1927, to Peter D. and Mary (Funk) Pankratz in Hillsboro. On Aug. 3, 1952, she was […]

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Deaths (Week of September 12, 2007)

Ida Benda, 85   Ida Benda, 85, a former dental assistant, died Sept. 5 in a Madera, Calif. hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 11 at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera. She will be buried at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 in Holy Family Parish Cemetery in Pilsen. She is survived by a son, Scott […]

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Deaths (Week of September 5, 2007)

Max Bura, 96   Max Bura, 96, former owner of Storer Refrigeration in Wichita, died Aug. 28 in Mooresville, Ind. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at St. Mary?s Cemetery in Tampa. He was born Sept. 10, 1910, to Maxmilion and Julia Pecinovsky Bura in Ramona. He was married to Beatrice Ucker, who […]

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Deaths (Week of August 29, 2007)

Clinton Bentz, 79   Clinton Bentz, 79, retired Kansas Department of Transportation employee, died Aug. 24 at Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia. The funeral was held Aug. 28 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville, officiated by pastor Alan Stahlecker. Burial was in North Tampa Cemetery. He was born March 21, 1928 to Herman and Sophie Bentz in Hope. […]

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Deaths (Week of August 22, 2007

Evelyn Hackney, 86   Evelyn Irene Hackney, 86, former employee of Friendly Acres Retirement Community in Newton and active member of Newton First Baptist Church, died Aug. 13 at Newton Medical Center. The funeral was Aug. 17 at First Baptist Church in Newton, with pastor Terry Tareila officiating. She was buried at Restlawn Garden of Memories in Newton. She was […]

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