Deaths (April 1, 2009)

Wilma Boesker


Wilma Jean Boesker, 80, farming and business owner, died Tuesday, March 24, at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with pastor Seth Meyer presiding. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Canton.

She was born Sept. 25, 1928, to William A. and Dorothy Shanks McMurray in Madison. On March 27, 1954, she was married to Leland W. Boesker, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Roger and Susan Boesker of Inman and Odis Boesker of Moundridge; brother Norman and Norma Jean McMurray of Sedgwick; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary-Chapel, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428.


Sharon Chamberlain


Sharon Kay Chamberlain, 57, law firm employee, died Friday, March 27, in rural Hillsboro.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the First Missionary Church, 1300 Berry Ave., in Newton with pastor Ray Adams officiating. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton.

She was born Nov. 24, 1951, to Dean and Rozella (Warkentine) Warhurst. On June 24, 1978, she was married to Donald F. Chamberlain, who survives.

Other survivors include her mother; children Michelle Schroeder of Hesston, Renee? Schroeder and Kenyon Carson of Hillsboro, Jeffrey Chamberlain of Hillsboro and Brian Chamberlain of Newton; brothers Ron, John, Larry and Terry Warhurst; sisters Jo Hopkins and Janet Mosiman; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

Ruth Freeman


Ruth L. Freeman, 86, a telephone operator, died Saturday, March 28, in Hillsboro.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 31, at Abilene Cemetery in Abilene with Hospice chaplain Scott Watford officiating.

She was born March 9, 1923, to Elmer and Edith (Burns) Freeman in Brea, Calif. She was never married.

Her sole survivor is niece Ruth E. Meisinger of rural Hillsboro.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas or American Kidney Foundation and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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