Deaths (8-1-18)

◼ BOB LEMON, 77, a welder of Lehigh died July 24 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Celebration service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Rev. John Werner officiating. Burial in Lehigh Township Cemetery rural Lehigh.

Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

He was born Sept. 19, 1940, to George and Effie (Ransford) Lemon in Anthony. On Oct. 7, 1978, he was married to Ethelda Helm, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Billy Bob Lemon of Winfield and Bradley Dies of Lehigh; daughters Tammie Quiring of Halstead, Raylene Benjamin Hudson of Kingman, Valeda Wolfe of Mills, Wyo., Kristine Reese of Canton and Kimberly Stute of Waxahachi, Texas; sisters Patricia Brady of Emporia, Betty Stephens of Virginia Beach, Va., and Bonnie Rindt of North Newton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church can be made in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS

◼ WILMA MARTIN, 90, former deputy clerk of the Chase County Register of Deeds, of Cottonwood Falls, died Tuesday, July 24, at the Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center in Cottonwood Falls.

Celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, July 30 at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Burial will follow in Strong Township Cemetery in Strong City.

A visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the funeral home

She was born Aug. 12, 1927, to Orlen Lee “O.L.” and Myrtle Bluden Little in Hunter. On Sept. 25, 1946, she was married to Dale Eugene Martin who predeceased her on Dec. 4, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters: Beverly (Mike) Morgan of Burns and Becky (Ed) Baublitz of Pembrook Pines, Fla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home. Online messages may be expressed at or Brown-Bennett-Alexander on Facebook.

◼ CALVIN “CAL” DOUGLAS SIEBERT, 84, of Iowa City, Iowa, professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, died July 3 after a long illness.

A private burial service was held in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born Feb. 11, 1934, to Ira and Margaret Siebert and grew up in Marion. In 1960, he was married to Valerie Nannings, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Douglas Siebert and Derek Siebert; a sister, Gladys Funk of Hillsboro; a brother, Deran Siebert, also of Hillsboro.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

◼ JAMES E. “JIM” UNRUH, 83, U.S. Army veteran, retired carpenter and custodian for USD 419, died July 26 at his home in Canton

A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Canton Christian Church. Interment was in Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 21, 1934, to Alvin A. and Elda Mae (Decker) at Hillsboro. On June 5, 1955, he was married to Georgia Mae Trisler, who survives.

Other survivors include son James Kent (April) Unruh of Clay Center; daughter Karen Diane (Donnie) Anderson of McPherson; brother Cleason Unruh of Wilsonville, Ore.; sister Ann Minear of Marion; a sister-in-law Patsy Unruh of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Canton Christian Church or Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of Olason’s Mortuary, 130 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.