Deaths, April 29, 2015

? VIVIAN BLODGET HUGHES, 90, a real estate broker, died April 25 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro, with pastor Gaylord Goertzen officiating.

Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Bakersfield, Calif.

She was born June 28, 1924, to Percy and Zella (Allison) Archibald at Fresno, Calif. Husbands Kirby Blodget and Harley Hughes predeceased her.

Survivors include daughters Peggy Anne and husband Gaylord Goertzen of Hillsboro and Claudia Rae Blodget of Tehachapi, Calif.; sister Shirley Lusich of Bakersfield; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ebenfeld MB Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.jostfuneralhome.com.

? EMANUEL V. SCHMIDT, 88, a retired inspector for Boeing Aircraft of Wichita, died April 21.

The service was April 24 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 East 13th St., Wichita.

Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.

He was born March 25 to Andrew and Jacobena Schmidt at Hillsboro. On Sept. 8, 195, he was married to Evelyn Schmidt, who predeceased him.

Survivors include daughters Cindy and husband John Baize and Rhonda Hendershot; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Home Health of Kansas, 7607 E. Harry St., Wichita, KS 67207 or in care of Lakeview Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent via: www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com.

? AGNES LORENE (MUELLER) STEINERT, 88, a retired waitress, housekeeper and postal work in Tampa, died April 26 at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson, due to complications from a stroke.

The service is at 10:30 a.m. April 29 at St. John?s Lutheran Church, Tampa.

Burial will follow at Tampa Lutheran Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 9, 1926, to H.F.K. and Mathilde (Bielefeld) Mueller on the family farm north of Tampa. On June 1, 1947, she was married to Wilbur ?Woody? Steinert, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Deborah Beard of Loveland, Colo., Vickie and husband Tom Beck of Whitewater and Randall and wife Jan Steinert of Andover; sisters Paula Fike of Ramona and Doris Ott of Golden, Mo.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. John?s Lutheran Church, Tampa, and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hutchinson and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? OLIVER R. UNRUH, 92, who farmed northeast of Hillsboro until 2002, died April 24 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare, North Newton.

The service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at First Mennonite Church, Newton. Following the service will be a meal, along with visitation and sharing.

He was born April 13, 1923, to Edward and Martha (Riesen) Unruh at Hillsboro. On Sept. 10, 1947, he was married to Elizabeth R. Busenitz, who predeceased him on Dec. 24, 2014.

Survivors include sons Vern and wife Sherry Unruh of Fayetteville, N.C., and Charles and wife Lynn Unruh of Marion; daughters Viv Nabhani of Greenville, S.C., Carol and husband Dave Abrams of Phoenix, Ariz., and Trish and husband Bob Miller of Goshen, Ind.; brothers Jim and wife Ruth of Lodi, Calif., Earl and wife Elva Unruh of Kansas City, Mo., Floyd and wife Jane Unruh of St. Paul, Minn., and Ken and wife Linda Unruh of Merced, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to First Mennonite Church for the Balcony Window Fund, 429 E. First St., Newton, KS 67114.

? KENNETH WITTRIG, 87, died April 23 at Parkside Home, Hillsboro.

The private burial service will be at a later date. He was cremated.

He was born March 1, 1928, to Dave and Elizabeth Kerler Wittrig at Beemer, Neb. His wife, Terri, survives.

Other survivors include son Steve of Wichita; daughters Debbie and husband Dave Fanning of Wichita and Kristee Wittrig of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Lila Heidbrink of Henderson, Nev., and two grandchildren.

Zeiner Funeral Home in Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements.