Deaths, April 15, 2015

? REGGIE BITNER, 53, of Marion, died April 7.

The service was Friday, April 10, at the Marion Christian Church, Marion, with pastor Carl Helm officiating.

He was born July 19, 1961, to Roger and Lucille (Mitch?ell) Bitner at Marion. On May 31, 1983, he was married to Barbara Wright May, who survives.

He also is survived by sons Bobby Allen Vander?zan?den of Park City and C.J. Vanderzanden of Marion; daughter Sue Ann and spouse Jack Collins of Park City; brother John and spouse Rexann Bitner of Whitewater; sister Beth Louise and spouse David McGuire of Marion; parents, of Marion and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Hos?pice or Marion Christian Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com.

? ROY E. BROCKMEISER SR., 81, formerly of Herington, died April 12 at Via Christi?St. Francis, Wichita.

The service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Grace Community Church, Newton.

Burial will be at Kensington Gardens Cemetery in Wichita.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.

His parents were Theodore and Frieda (Lueker) Brockmeier. His wife, Carol, survives.

Other survivors include son Roy Brockmeier Jr. and wife Julie of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter Robbin Smith of Wichita; siblings Paul Brockmeier of Salina and Sylvia Conlin of Burlington, Colo., and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or the VFW-Newton Post and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? DAVID W. FOLEY, 68, a retired supervisor at a Del Monte Food Processing Plant at Tyson, of Florence, and formerly of Clements, died April 6 at his home.

He was cremated and his family had a private burial with a U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Guard at Clements Cemetery.

The service was April 12 at Florence United Methodist Church.

He was born July 9, 1946, to Homer and Nettie A. (Snyder) Foley at Louisville Ky. On July 31, 1965, he was married to Norma Elizabeth Tassanari, who he later divorced. On Dec. 28, 1990, he was married to Susan Chessman, who predeceased him Aug. 3, 2006.

Survivors include sons David Foley Jr. and wife Kathy of Portland, Ore., and James Foley of Fresno, Calif.; daughters Stephanie Foley of Dothan, Ala., and Tammy Whitmire and husband Jason of Ozark, Ala.; brother Leslie Foley of Rose Hill; sisters Lola Pierce of Rose Hill and Alberta Wenke of Nogales, Ariz.; a stepsister, Paula Maxwell of Anderson SC; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Florence United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warriors Project and sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry St., Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845, in charge of arrangements.

Condolence messages to the family may be left via: www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

? DWAIN G. GILL, 84, a retired mail carrier and farmer of Sylvia, died April 3 at the Stafford County Hospital in Stafford.

The funeral was April 6 at Minnis Chapel, Stafford, with pastor Steve Gill officiating. Burial was at Sylvia Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 13, 1930, to Carl and Edith (Ankerholz) Gill on their family farm north of Sylvia. On Nov. 16, 1952, he was married to Phyliss A. Willinger, who survives.

Other survivors include son Steve and Vonda Gill of Sylvia; daughters Cindy and Galen Childs of Abbyville, Carol and Randy Vogel of Marion and Brenda and David Marshall of Hutchinson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and sister Lila Reynolds of Topeka.

Memorials may be sent to Trails West Emergency Medical Services, Stafford County Hospital or memorial of the donor?s choice and sent in care of Minnis Chapel, 125 N. Main St., Stafford, KS 67578.

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