Deaths

Jona H. Baltzer,

89, of Hillsboro, died June 21 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastors Wally Kroeker and Daryle Baltzer officiating.

Visitation with family is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 4, 1924, to John P. and Amanda (Funk) Baltzer at Hillsboro. His wife, Mary, predeceased him in 2014. Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Kansas Mennonite Mens Chorus and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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

Evelyn M. Dirks, 97,

who co-owned Dirks Manufacturing, died June 18 at Heartland Haven House at Inman.

The service was June 21 at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church with pastors Lee Suderman and Mike Hiebert officiating. Burial was at Buhler Cemetery.

She was born May 17, 1917, to John A. and Sarah S. Adrian Ediger in Reno County. On March 27, 1938, she was married to Victor Dirks, who survives.

She also is survived by daughters Marlene E. Eitzen of Hillsboro and Evonne E. and husband James Packard of Olathe; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

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

Lorene E. Jost, 96,

of Hillsboro, a retired dietician at Tabor College and Parkside Homes, died June 22 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Parkview Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

She was born March 28, 1918, to Roy and Ruth (Yocum) Fertig at Radium. On Feb. 20, 1938, she was married to Otto G. Jost, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sisters Irene Jost of Hillsboro and Velma Mae Root of Alamo?gordo, N.M., brothers Stanley and wife Elaine Fertig of Staegertown, Pa., and Raymond and wife Jane Fertig of Ellenwood; children Steven L. Jost and wife Annette of Nevis, Minn., Patricia and husband Leland Nuss of Hillsboro, Ruth and Peter Lawler of Garfield, Ark., Kevin and wife Angy Jost of Hillsboro; daughter-in-law Diana Jost of Burdick; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Amos W. Rogers, 97,

a retired ditching contractor, died Tuesday, June 17, at The Cedars in McPherson.

The funeral was June 20, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial with military honors followed at Valley View Cemetery, Rox?bury.

He was born Oct. 21, 1919, in Roxbury to William Penn and Lilly (Meyers) Rogers. On June 29, 1941, he was married to Floriene Berg, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Kenneth W. Rogers (Joan Berg) of Pea?body; friend and caregiver Sheila Schmidt of McPherson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Condolences may be sent to: stockhamfamily.com.

Lawrence W. Winkley, 93,

a farmer and stockman, of Marion, died June 22 at Marion Assisted Living in Marion.

The service will be at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 27, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

He was born July 31, 1920, to John W. and Maude (Waite) Winkley at rural Marion County. On Sept. 28, 1941, he was married to Annie Jean Christensen, who predeceased him.

Survivors include daughter Ruby McElfresh of Mission, Texas; sons William of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Jerry of Valley Center; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Eastmoor United Methodist Church or Bibles for Mexico and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

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