Deaths (6-20-18)

◼ ELLA WIEBE FAST, 89, a nursing instructor, died June 6 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Celebration of Life was Tuesday, June 12, at Park­view Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

She was born Aug. 4, 1929, to Edward and Bertha (Voth) Voth at North Newton.

On Oct. 12, 1954, she was married to Arthur Wiebe, who predeceased her in 2008. On Aug. 18, 2013, she was married to David Fast, who predeceased her in 2016.

Survivors include: daughters, Bev Wiebe of Hesston, Janice (Ben) Ollenburger of Elkhart, Ind.; sons, Carl (Marcella) Wiebe of Denver, Colo., Dale (Elizabeth) Wiebe of Pine Grove, Colo., Glenn (Maura) Wiebe of Hillsboro, Virgil (Susan) Wiebe of St. Paul, Minn.; step-sons, Eddie (Joan) Morales of Cincin­nati, Ohio, Paul (Anita) Fast of Bolingbrook, Ill.; brother, Harold (Marcyne) Voth of Fresno, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials to Parkview Church or Child Evangelism Fellowship of Kansas in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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◼ WILLIAM JAY “BILL” FLAMING, 60, died May 26 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The celebration of life service was 10 a.m. Thurs­day, June 7, at First Menno­nite Church, Hills­boro.

He was born July 27, 1957, to Jim and Eulalia Flaming. He grew up in Hillsboro, where he worked with his father in the plumbing business until they retired in 2016.

He is survived by six siblings: Virginia Flaming and Stanley Flaming of Newton, Shirley Esau of McPherson, Susan Flaming and Vivian (Randy) Picking of Salina and Cheryl (Kevin) Brandt of Hillsboro, three nieces, five nephews and two grand nephews.

Memorials have been established for Salem Home of Hillsboro or Kindred Hospice in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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◼ PAUL DILLARD MILLER, 85, a pastor in the United Metho­dist Church including Peabody, died June 14.

A private family service will be held at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery at a later date.

He was born Aug. 16, 1932, in a one-room log cabin in Cook Branch, Ky., to Carl and Rhoda (Dunn) Miller.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (Zinn) Miller. He is survived by his son, Vincent (Priscilla) Miller, Pocatello, Idaho; three daughters, KayLani (Virgil) Peters, Colorado Springs, Colo.,; Kassandra (Dennis) Belisle, Bristol, Conn.; Krassina Young, Pueblo, Colo.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to KayLani Peters, 5375 Babcock Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80915.

◼ CORBIN J. GLEASON, 37, son of Dana and Bonnie Gleason, died Friday, June 8, at his home in Houston, Texas.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.

A complete obituary will appear later.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

◼ HENRY REDGER, 98, a farmer from Tampa, died June 15 at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.

The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednes­day, June 20, at Morning Star Mennonite Church, rural Tampa. Interment will be at Logan Cemetery, rural Tampa. Family will receive guests from 6:30-8 p.m. Tues­day at the church.

He was born Dec. 22, 1919, to Julius and Leah (Schmidt) Redger, rural Tampa.On Nov. 11, 1945, he was married to LaVerna Wedel, who predeceased him in 2002.

Survivors include a son, Jim (Annette) Redger of Dumas, Ark.; two daughters, Kathy (Harry) Friesen of Birnie, Man., and Donna Koehn of Moundridge; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Koehn of DeRidder, La.; 18 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Mercy Hospital in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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◼ SANDRA LEA SALSBURY, 80, died Sunday, June 17, at her rural Hillsboro home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

She was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Lawrence, the daughter of Jess Albert and Doris Irene Farmer Cole. On Sept. 2, 1956, she was married to Marvin Wayne Phillips Sr. She would later be married to Darrell Lee “Doc” Salsbury Aug. 10, 2005.

Survivors include her husband, “Doc,” of the home; son Marvin W. Phillips Jr. and his fiancé Debra Halsig of Walton; daughter Tamara Perkins and husband Roger of Newton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 1-8 p.m. The family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established with Caring Hands Humane Society; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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