Deaths (1-17-18)

◼ LARRY LYNN “BEAN” FLORES, 66, a jack-of-all-trades, died Jan. 9 at his home in Newton.

The family is having a private service.

He was born Dec. 19, 1951, to Tony Basil and Angela (Espita) Flores at Newton,

Survivors include daughter Sarah Marie Flores; sons Brandon (Natasha) Flores and Brian (Jennifer) Schoby; his parents; brothers Ron Flores, Charles Flores, Mike Flores and Bobby Flores and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Larry “Bean” Flores Funeral Fund to help pay for funeral expenses and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

◼ MARY LOU KROUPA, 87, of Marion, died Jan. 10 at Hillsboro.

Services were at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church Jan. 16 with Father Darrin May officiating. Burial was at Pilsen Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 28, 1930, to Albert and Anna Novak at Newton. On Oct. 11, 1952, she was married to Edmund Kroupa, who predeceased her in October 2012.

Survivors include Sharon and Kris Kuhn of Wichita, Joni and Stacy Smith of Overland Park, William and Linda Kroupa of Antelope, Theresa and Mark Jirak of Atchison and Marty and Kimbra Kroupa of Antelope.

Memorials may be made to the Father Kapaun Guild and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

◼ DOROTHY SCHARENBERG, 95, died Jan. 14 at Hillsboro Community Hos­pi­tal in Hillsboro.

The service is at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Aulne United Methodist Church in Aulne. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born Aug. 24, 1922, to Morgan and Mary (Warlen) Lewis at Marion. On Jan. 11, 1943, she was married to Leo Scharenberg, who predeceased her in 2011.

Survivors include son Den­nis (Phyllis) Scharen­berg of Wichita; adopted sons Richard (Bev) Heim of Hesston and Danny Heim of Pine Hill, N.M.; daughters Clarice “Charli” (Tom) Alex­ander of Lincoln, Neb., and Millcine “Micki” (Jerry) Siebert of Cedar Point; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cottonwood Valley Bap­tist Church or Florence American Legion Post 308 and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com.

◼ HILDA SEIFERT, 94, died Jan. 11 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

A memorial service is at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Strassburg Baptist Church, 2249 Pawnee Road, Marion. She was cremated.

She was born April 23, 1923, to Paul and Ida Domke at Hillsboro. In 1945, she was married to Leland Seifert, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Chuck and wife Gloria of Marion and Don and wife Marilee of Coolidge, Ariz.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Hilda Seifert’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice or Strassburg Baptist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

◼ james j. spexarth, 88, a retired Catholic priest who served in Florence and Burns, died Jan. 8 at Mid­land Hospice in Topeka.

No services are planned.

He was born Feb. 17, 1929, to Ben J. and Katie (Doffing) Spexarth at Colwich.

Survivors include brothers Ralph, Leo and Paul Spexarth, all of Colwich, and nieces and nephews.

Zeiner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

◼ MAXINE D. VOGTS, 90, retired beautician from Canton, died Jan. 7 at Pine Village in Moundridge after a brief illness.

The funeral was Jan. 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton. Inter­ment was in the church cemetery.

She was born Sept. 2, 1927, in rural Canton, to Emil and Bertha (Lehner) Schlicht. On Oct. 5, 1952, she was married to Roland W. Vogts, who predeceased her in 2000.

She is survived by three sons, Stuart (Sue) of Galva, and Steven (Karen) and Stacy (Brenda), both of Canton; a daughter, Sandra (Loren) Schmidt of Canton; a sister, Carol Jean Friend of McPherson; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials have been established with the church or the Canton Senior Center, in care of Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton KS 67428