Deaths (March 12, 2014)

Martha Jane Hiebert, 98,

of Goessel, died March 4 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

A graveside service was March 8 at Garden Community Church Cemetery in rural Moundridge. The memorial service was at Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Brad Penner officiating.

She was born Aug. 16, 1915, to Henry and Matilda Ewy Hubin in Reno County. On Sept. 17, 1934, she was married to Robert Vogt, who predeceased her in 1982. On Sept. 10, 1983, she was married to Paul Hiebert, who predeceased her in August 2013.

Survivors include brother Leslie Hubin of Moundridge; two nieces; stepchildren Don and wife June Hiebert, Norman and wife Marcia Hiebert, John and wife Bertha Hiebert, Mary and husband Larry Lindeman and Bonnie and husband Sid Ratzlaff, all of Goessel; step-grandchildren; step-greatgrandchildren; great nieces and great nephews.

Linda Goertzen, 85,

of Goessel, died March 4 at Newton Medical Center, Newton.

The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. March 8 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, with pastors Linda Ewert and Steve Schmidt officiating.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 7, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, Goessel.

She was born Oct. 11, 1928, to Peter and Anna Schmidt Bartel at Marion County. On Aug. 29, 1951, she was married to Milton Goertzen, who survives.

Other survivors include children Lynette and husband Stuart Penner of rural Hillsboro, Myron and wife Ruth Goertzen, Steve Goertzen, Rosemary Reimer and Tim and wife Judy Goertzen, all of rural Goessel, and Mark Goertzen and Suzanne Ehst, both of Constantine, Mich.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

Ellen Lautt, 89,

of Shawnee, died March 4.

Burial was March 6 at Gnadenau Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born June 17, 1924, to Gottlieb and Minnie (Baier) Witt at Bowden, N.D. On Sept. 20, 1942, she was married to Ben J. Lautt, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Paul of Lacey, S.D., Mark of Amarillo, Texas, Jonathan and Aaron, both of Olathe; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via:

Duwane V. Miller, 89,

died March 1 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The service was March 7 at First Baptist Church of Durham with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 15, 1925 to Adam and Elsie (Ollenburger) Miller at Durham. On Dec. 17, 1946, he was married to Jane Geissler, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Forrest and wife Shelley Miller of Bothel, Wash., and Kim and wife Kim Miller of Battle Ground, Wash.; daughter Rita and husband Earl Warren of Sun City, Ariz.; sister Dixie Neuenschwander; sister-in-law Thelma Miller; six grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church or Salem Home and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences to the family may be sent via:

Rosalie Ann Smith, 84,

died March 7 at Peabody Care Center in Peabody.

The service was March 10 at Whitewater Center Cemetery in Burns with pastor David Ragland officiating.

She was born May 28, 1929, to Marion and Alice Nonken Brewer in rural Burns. On June 12, 1949, she was married to Vern William Smith, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Stanley William and wife Cheryl of Emporia; daughters Verna Kay Mosiman of Peabody and Gail Lynn and husband Jim Myers of Peabody; brother Loyd Brewer of Newton; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer?s Association and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore, Peabody, KS 66866,

Loren Earl Weinbrenner, 72,

working in a college agricultural program and as a professional painter, of Big Sandy, Texas, died Feb. 11.

No service information was available at press time.

He was born Oct. 6, 1941, to Albert S. and Ella Voth Weinbrenner at Goessel. He and wife Jeanette Raetz Weinbrenner, who survives, were married 47 years.

Survivors include children Melissa Weinbrenner of Mount Pleasant, Texas; Lori and husband Terry Shipman of Big Sandy and Jared and wife Angela Quant Weinbrenner of Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren; sisters Eleanor and Willis Herbel of Hillsboro, Gladys and husband Gary Voth of Hesston and Ilene Weinbrenner of Washington D.C.

Memorial may be made to Bethel College Development Office, 300 E. 27th St, North Newton, KS 67117

Dorothy E. Yost, 82,

a retired restaurant owner, died March 6 at her home in Galva.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Galva Christian Church with pastors Sharlan Graber and Tripp Edwards officiating.

Her body was cremated. A private gathering will be at a later date in Marion Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 25, 1932, to Archie Boyd and Helen (Loveless) Dody at Antelope. Her husband, Orval ?Smiley? Schmidt predeceased her July 29, 1974. On March 8, 1983, she was married to Martin Yost, who predeceased her Oct. 2, 2005.

Survivors include daughters Sherry Wright, Sandy and husband Steve Friesen and Vicki and husband Loren Hiebert, all of Hillsboro, Cindy and husband David Schick of Bunker Hill, Ill., and Kimberlee and husband Raymond Williams of Galva; step-son Michael A. and wife Jonette Yost of Nickerson; step-daughters Jenee and husband Craig Enochs and Renee and husband Randy Carlson, all of McPherson; brothers Bob and wife Dorothy Dody of Ft. Collins, Colo., Don and wife Betty Dody and Keith and wife Doris Dody, all of Newton; sisters Jean and husband Wes Swanson of Newton, Rosemary and husband John Garrard of Antelope and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Galva United Methodist Church or Hospice of Reno County and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, in charge of arrangements, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

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