Deaths, October 29, 2014

? MARVIN DALE ESAU, 84, of Walton, and a retired general manager of Farmers? Grain Cooperative and board chairman at Walton State Bank, died Oct. 25 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Bethel College Mennonite Church, 2600 College Ave., North Newton. Burial will be at the Walton Cemetery following the service.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Petersen Family Funeral Home, Newton.

He was born May 21, 1930, to Otto and Emilie Esau at Walton. On Nov. 6, 1949, he was married to Gladys Ruth Woelk, who predeceased him.

Survivors include children Donna and husband Keith Woolery of North Newton, Linda and husband David Miller of Wichita and John and wife Shirley Esau of Walton; daughter-in-law Becky Esau; brothers Lawrence and wife Hattie Esau, Merlin and wife Bonita Esau of Newton and Glenn and wife Claudette Esau of Walton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Walton Fire Department and sent in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.

?DORIS MARLENE (GOERING) GRIFFIN,? 86, of Cottonwood Falls, died Oct, 24 at the Golden Living Center of Chase County.

The funeral was Oct. 28 at Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church, 17 Oak St., Cottonwood Falls, with pastor Kimberly Shank officiating.

A private family burial will follow the service at Bazaar Cemetery.

She was born July 13, 1928, to Richard B. and Rachel H. (Stuckey) Goering at Canton. On Nov. 26, 1945, she was married to Edgar O. Griffin, who predeceased her Jan. 22, 2010.

Survivors include sons Steven and wife Sharon Griffin of Cottonwood Falls, Stuart and wife Cheryl Griffin of Raymore, Mo., and Richard and wife Nancy Griffin of Cedar Point; daughter Nancy and husband Dale Burton of Wamego; brothers Don and wife Jean Goering of Sacramento, Calif., Dave and wife Janelle Goering of Towanda and Ken and wife Maxine Goering of El Dorado; sister Mary Ann and husband Maurice James of Wichita; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church or to the Chase County Community Fund and sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

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? CHARLES W. PRIDDY, 78, of Halstead, died Oct. 19, at Asbury Park in Newton.

The service was Oct. 23 at First Mennonite Church, 427 W. Fourth St., Halstead, with pastors Brian Harmon and Scott Berry officiating.

He was born May 30, 1936, to Laurence and Bulah (Rodgers) Priddy at Ripley, Okla. His wife, Wanda Priddy of Newton, survives.

Other survivors include son Kirk Shields-Priddy of Langley, British Columbia; daughter Keresa and Paul Britton of Halstead; sisters Laura Mae Woodward and Jean Stiemke, both of Moore, Okla., and Melinda Milinkovich of Stillwater, Okla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to DeSoto Youth Ministries and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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? RITA LOUISE SPERRY, 69, of Newton, died Oct. 20.

The service was Oct. 24 at Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Newton.

She was born Aug. 4, 1945, to Nick and Susan (Unruh) Schmidt at Goessel.

Survivors include son John Sperry of rural Newton; daughter Ann Sperry of rural Newton; sisters Julia and husband Willard Regier of rural Moundridge, Susan and husband Walden Duerksen of Goessel and DeLome and husband Jerol Schmidt of rural Newton.

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

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? DIANE HETT TOEWS, 68, of Canton, died Oct. 24 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Canton United Methodist Church, 304 W. Allen St., Canton, with pastor Sharlan Graber officiating.

A graveside service will be at Canton Township Cemetery following the funeral.

She was born Sept. 27, 1946, to Don and Dolores Hett at Marion. On Dec. 11, 1966, she was married to George William Toews, who predeceased her Feb. 9, 2007.

Survivors include son Flint William and wife Alice Toews; daughter Mardi Diane and husband Tom Heintzman; her mother of Canton; brothers Dennis and wife Jeanne Hett, Danny and wife Debbie Hett and Darrin and wife Terri Hett, all of Canton; sisters Donetta and Larry Marston of Pratt, Deanna and husband Cliff Bruce and Donna and husband Galen Shields, all of McPherson, and Darla and husband Daryl Morris of Newton; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Diane Toews Grandchildren?s Education Fund and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

? ORLANDO D. VOTH, 94, of Goessel, and a farmer, died Oct. 22 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was Oct. 27, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 N. Kansas Highway 15, Goessel.

He was born Feb. 5, 1920, to David S. and Martha Reimer Voth in rural Goessel. On Nov. 6, 1941, he was married to Frieda L. Schmidt, who predeceased him Dec 12, 2013.

Survivors include sons Lloyd and wife Marlene Voth of rural Goessel and Jerry and wife Janice Voth of Hesston; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister Esther Fast of Beatrice, Neb., brothers Milo and wife Verna Voth of Lynden, Wash., and Irvin and wife Susan Voth of Goessel, and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home or MCC and sent in care of Miller Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

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