Deaths (12-5-18)

◼ Menno H. Neufeld, 82, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at his home in Marion.

There will be a visitation with family present from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday at the Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

The committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the North Inman Cemetery.

The memorial service will be 10 a.m. on Friday at the Strassburg Baptist Church, rural Marion.

Memorial contributions are suggested for “Source of Light” or the Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion, Kansas 66861.

He was born April 5, 1936, in Newton, the son of Henry and Anna Hiebert Neufeld. His first wife Sophie died in 2002. He married to Dorothy Colman on September 27, 2003, in Newton.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughters Jeanette (Robert) Suther of Hutchinson, Brenda Willard of Joplin, Missouri, Denise (George) LeRoux of Alta Vista, a sister Leona (Leland) Goering of Moundridge, and four granddaughters.

◼ James (Jim) Brewer, 80, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

The memorial service was on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Peabody Library with Rev. Roger Charles officiating.

He was born in Marion County on Sept. 9, 1938, to Merl and Leta Brewer. He married Carol Buckridge on March 29, 1964.

He is survived by his wife Carol of Peabody, a sister Nadine Koegeboehn of Sedgwick, a daughter Rhonda Thompson of Wichita, a son Kevin Brewer of Marion, and a daughter Alisha Brewer of Newton. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

◼ Dolly mae (McKittrick) Byram, 89, formerly of Cedar Point, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Presbyterian Manor in Emporia. She was born February 27, 1929, in Wonsevu, the daughter of Howard D. and Helen (Keister) McKittrick. She graduated from Cedar Point High School in 1947. She and Arch William Byram were married March 1, 1948 in Wonsevu.

Dolly was a homemaker and worked with Arch when they managed the Co-Op grocery store in Clements and owned and operated a grocery store in Cedar Point. She was a homemaker and a good cook and baker. She also did some sewing. She and Arch enjoyed dancing and they traveled to every state in the United States. She was a Methodist.

Dolly is survived by her husband, Arch, of the home; two sons: Howard (Diane) Byram of Macon, MO and Gary Byram of Mission, KS; two sisters, WallaDee Waldmeier of Newton and Sharon Taylor of Wichita; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Rosalie Baker and Betty Jane Woodard.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Cedar Point Cemetery near Cedar Point. Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845. Online messages may be left at or Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home on Facebook.

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