Deaths, May 13, 2015

? XAELAN MICHAEL BOALDIN, infant son of Ricky ?Joey? Boaldin and Brittany Barnard of Marion, died May 4 in the emergency room of St. Luke Hospital.

The service was May 8 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion with pastor Joshua Wesner officiating.

Burial was at St. George Cemetery, St. George.

He was born Sept. 27, 2014, at McPherson.

Survivors include his parents and brother Joseph Robert Boaldin, all of Marion; maternal grandparents Debbie Barnard (Amon Calloway) of Topeka and the late Robert Millard II and paternal grandparents Rick and Gail Boaldin of Marion.

Memorials may be made for final expenses and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? NAOMI FAST, 94, a retired home economics instructor at Hesston College, died May 8.

The memorial service was May 12, at Schowalter Villa, 200 Cedar St., Hesston.

She was born Jan. 16, 1921, to Jacob and Barbara Brubaker at Lancaster, Pa. On Aug. 20, 1949, she was married to Menno Fast, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Catherine and Douglas Everingham of Wichita, Elisabeth and Theodoor Beels of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John and Jenny Fast of Goessel; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund and the Mennonite Central Commit?tee for Nepal Earthquake Relief and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston.

? SANDY FRIESEN, 60, of Lehigh, died May 7 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

A time to gather and celebrate her life is planned for 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 18, in the activity center of Park?view Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main, Hills?boro.

She was born Jan. 11, 1955, to Calvin and Dorothy (Dody) Kelley in Lamar, Colo. On Sept. 18, 1971, she was married to Steve Friesen, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Jeremy Friesen of Lehigh and Joshua Friesen of Hillsboro; sisters Sherry Wright of Hillsboro, Cindy and husband David Schick of Bunkerhill, Ill., Vicki and husband Loren Hiebert of rural Hillsboro and Kim Williams of Galva, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Sandy Friesen Memorial Fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via

? MARY LOEWEN, 91, died May 5 at Via Christi St. Fran?cis in Wichita.

The service was May 11 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Breth?ren Church, rural Hillsboro.

She was born Oct. 24, 1923, to Martin A. and Helena (Epp) Kroeker in Schoenau, Russia. On June 9, 1946, she was married to Waldo J. Loewen, who predeceased her in 1968.

Survivors include sons James and wife Joyce Loewen and Doug and wife Sharon Loewen, all of rural Hillsboro, and Harold and wife Darla Loewen of Carpenter, S.D.; daughters Elaine and husband Mark Goodwin of Aurora, Colo., Helen and husband Mike Bumpus of Bartelsville, Okla., Christine and husband Dan Smith of Florence and Darlene and husband John Rappazzo of Gilmer, Texas; brothers Werner Kroeker of San Jose, Calif., and Orlando Kroeker of Shawnee; sister Elvira Plett of Hillsboro; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee for Nepal Earth?quake and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063, in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via:

? LYNN PENNER, 85, retired USD 410 transportation maintenance supervisor, died April 28 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was May 2 at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, with pastors Brian Allen and Clint Seibel officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

He was born Feb. 26, 1930, to William and Biena (Ewert) Penner at Hillsboro. On Sept. 21, 1951, he was married to Elva Funk, who survives.

He also is survived by son Gary and wife Terri Penner of rural Hillsboro; daughters Linda and husband Morris Ewert of rural Goessel and Diane and husband Kent Jost of Hesston; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Community Foundation Impact Fund, and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences may be sent via

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