Deaths, Jan. 14, 2015

? HENRY BESTVATER, 89, retired industrial worker and handyman, died Mon?day, Jan. 5, at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Graveside committal was Jan. 10, at Gnadenau Cemetery near Hillsboro. A memorial service followed at First Mennonite Church in Newton with pastor Anita Kehr presiding.

He was born July 23, 1926, to Abraham H. and Helena Franz Bestvater, rural Canton. On May 10, 1953, he was married to Virginia Jost, who survives. He also is survived by their children, Kathy and Stan; a sister, Mildred Riekenberg of Lincoln; a brother-inlaw, Harry Kasitz of Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be given to HOPE Home Repair Inc., Newton, in care of Peter?sen?s Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton 67114.

? LEOLA MAE (TROXELL) FOILES, 72, receptionist, bookkeeper at Floair Inc., died Jan. 5 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita.

The service was Jan. 9 at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, with pastor Brad Penner officiating.

Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery at Newton.

She was born Nov. 8, 1942, to William Franklin ?Frank? and Leora Stella (Johnson) Troxel. On Dec. 11, 1971, she was married to Robert Lee Foiles, who survives.

Other survivors include stepdaughter Rebecca Lynn and husband Ron Wedel of Goessel; two stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren; half-brother Clarence and wife Annie Troxel of Halstead and W.F. ?Bill? and wife Maryann Troxell of Mission, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice and sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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?ANNA MARIE HANSON, 84, a nurse?s aid at Peabody Nursing Home, died Dec. 29 at her home in Peabody.

No service was held, and the body was cremated.

She was born June 1, 1930, to Alfred and Eunice (Dowell) Hansen at Peabody. On June 7, 1957, she was married to Leo K. Hanson, who predeceased her Jan. 14, 1990.

Survivors include son Lonnie Hanson of Arizona; daughter Leona Oakman of Manhattan; brother Francis Hanson at Medicine Lodge; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; great-nieces; nephews and great-nephews.

Friends and family may visit online at:

? LINDA M. JANTZ, 90, died Jan. 5 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The service was 11 a.m. Thurs?day, Jan. 8, at First Menno?nite Church, Hills?boro.

She was born Feb. 5, 1924, to John J. and Anna (Lehr?man) Schmidt at Goessel.

Survivors include sons Bob and wife Judy Jantz of Hillsboro, Don and wife Susan Jantz of Abilene and Vernon Jantz of Wichita; daughter Rhoda Rafaelsen of McPherson; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Homes or First Mennonite Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hills?boro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via

? KENNETH K. KLEIN, 72, retired from KDOT, the state?s transportation department in Marion, died Jan. 8 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The service was Jan. 12 at St. John?s Lutheran Church, Tampa.

Burial was at Tampa Lutheran Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 20, 1942, to Manuel and Frieda (Schmidt) Klein at Tampa.

He is survived by sister Donna and husband Wilbert Backhus of Tampa, and their family.

Memorials may be made to St. John?s Lutheran Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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