Deaths (April 22, 2009)

Ruth Ebel

 

Ruth Ebel, 96, a homemaker and nurse?s aide, died Monday, April 13.

Services were Friday, April 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln, Hillsboro, with pastor Brett Huebner officiating. Burial is at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

She was born April 27, 1912, to Frederick and Fanny (Utech) Gruber in Hope. On July 6, 1943, she was married to Arnold Ebel, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Wayne and Patti Ebel of Wichita; daughter Cheryl and Gerry Gleissner of Lenexa; brother Melvin Gruber of Hope; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Alzheimer?s Association and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Leona Everett

 

Leona A. Everett, 94, a nursing home employee, died Wednesday, April 15, in Hillsboro.

Services were Saturday, April 18, at St. John?s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincolnville with pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial was Marion Cemetery in Marion.

She was born March 2, 1915, to Bert and Viola (Honn) Fox near Aulne. On Sept. 16, 1932, she was married to Henry Everett, who predeceased her.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna and Milton Kaiser of Hillsboro; sister Betty and Clarence Duerksen of Hillsboro; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; four great-great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John?s Lutheran Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

 

Virginia Heinrichs

 

Virginia Rose Heinrichs, 85, a homemaker, died Friday, April 17, at Bethany Home in Lindsborg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Burial will be in Gnadenau Cemetery, Hillsboro. Visitation is from noon until servicetime Thursday at the church.

She was born Feb. 4, 1924, to Peter and Rose (Galusha) Barkman in Lehigh. On Aug. 1, 1943, she was married to Abe Heinrichs, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Roger of Aurora, Colo., Ralph of Wichita, Jack of Emporia, Robert of Ulysses and Phillip of Hillsboro, Ore.; daughters Rosann Carter of Ulysses and Cindy Harris of McPherson; sister Vicki Barkman of Dinuba, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tabor College and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Donald Hess

 

Donald G. ?Don? Hess, 69, city of Marion employee, gas plant operator and construction work, died Thursday, April 9, in Wichita.

Services were Monday, April 13, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion with Rev. Brett Huebner officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery, Marion.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1939, to William and Ruth (Rathbone) Hess in Denbo, Penn. On March 6, 1960, he was married to Karon Highsmith, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter Angela and Gene Vinduska of Marion; son Bryan and Sherri Hess of Marion; daughter Lisa and Dale Mayfield of Hillsboro; son Jerry Hess of Marion; sister Patsy Sarkett of Daisytown, Penn. and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 320 S Cedar, Marion, KS 66861.

 

John Hybsha

 

John L. Hybsha, 77, a retired firefighter, died Thursday, April 16, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel, with pastor Mike Hiebert officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Miller Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel. Burial will be at Claney Cemetery, south of Marion.

He was born Sept. 28, 1931, to John and Mary Ellen (Axtell) Hybsha in Barber County. On Dec. 26, 1985, he was married to Wilma Hybsha, who survives.

Other survivors include his son Leslie Hybsha of Newton; step-sons Kyle Schirer, Brian Schirer and Kent Schirer, all of Newton; daughters Lois Harris of Newton and Mary Marquez of Casper, Wyo.; step-daughter Brenda Jennings of Wichita; brother Al Hybsha of Medicine Lodge; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for Goessel Mennonite Church and donations may be sent in care of Miller Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel, KS 67053.

 

Rubena Jost

 

Rubena (Loewen) Jost, 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, April 19, at Legacy Park in Peabody.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Hillsboro with pastor Gaylord Goertzen officiating. Burial is first at 10:30 a.m. at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Aug. 14, 1916, to Isaac and Agnes (Cornelsen) Loewen in Collinsville, Okla. On Feb. 10, 1943, she was married to Francis Jost, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Larry K. and Sherry Jost of Peabody; daughter Sylvia King of Belmont, Calif.; sister Adena Feil of Vista, Calif.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Florene Koehn

 

Florene Koehn, 79, homemaker and mission work, died Saturday, April 18, at her home in Burns.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Eden Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Burns, with pastors Lowell Koehn, Roland Koehn and Robert Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at the Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery in Burns.

She was born on Sept. 4. 1929, to Daniel and Lena (Schmidt) Smith in Burns. On April 13, 1952, she was married to Vernon Koehn at De Ridder, La., who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Judy Koehn of Burns, Kathy and William Bender of Millmont, Penn., Wanda and Renferd Koehn of Burns, and Janarro and Kevin Jantz of Burns; brother Howard Smith of DeRidder, Jim Smith of Rich Hill, Mo., Benton Smith of Walker, Mo., Chester Smith of DeRidder and Dan Smith, Jr. of Temple, Texas; brother-in-law Harry Classen of DeRidder; sister Erma Koehn of Monterey, Tenn., Bertha Koehn of Burns, and Luana Isaac of Burns; sister-in-law Francis Smith of Dumas, Ariz.; niece Rosy Forgy of Burns; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas and sent in care of Peterson Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

 

Alton Matz

 

 

Alton W. Matz, 81, a farmer and cattleman, died Monday, April 13, at his home in Lincolnville.

A family service will be at Grant Township Cemetery.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Phil Smith officiating.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion.

He was born Oct. 15, 1927, to Fred and Mabel (Olson) Matz in Lyons. On Feb. 18, 1951, he was married to Evelyn D. Hiebert, who survives.

Other survivors include his sons Steve and Janet and Brad and Sharon, all of Lincolnville; daughters Barbara and Hal Hoskinson of Topeka and Sheryl and John Lance of Walton; sisters Margaret and Marlon Steinert of Raytown, Mo., Jean and James McCallister of Des Moines, Iowa, and Phyllis and Marion Schafer of Canon City, Colo.; brother-in-law Roland Plenert of McPherson; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established for Lincolnville United Methodist Church or American Diabetes Association and can be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

 

Robert Olson

Robert L. ?Bob? Olson, 79, a businessman in agriculture and industrial work, died Sunday, April 19.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial will be at Parker Cemetery in Arkansas City.

He was born March 24, 1930, to William and Grace Cool Olson, on a farm in Glasco. In 1947, he married Jayne Nelson, who survives.

Other survivors include son William and Kelly Olson of Arkansas City; daughters Christine and Jim Squires of Arkansas City, Sally and Dwight Downing of Salina, Kathy and Stan Utting of Hillsboro, Leslie and Ivan Ratzlaff of Hutchinson and Julie Wilder of Colorado Springs; sister Evelyn Williamson of Glasco; sister-in-law Martha Ann Olson of Manhattan; brother-in-law Andrew Struble of Glasco, and other brothers- and sisters-in-law and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. and sent in care of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100 E. Kansas Ave., Arkansas City, KS 67005.

 

Elsie Ratzlaff

 

 

Elsie (Warkentin) Ratzlaff, 85, died Friday, April 17.

A memorial service will be held in California.

She was born March 27, 1924. Survivors are daughters Soni Mason of Yucaipa, Calif. and Sheila Nuss of Hillsboro and son Rodney Ratzlaff of LaMirada, Calif.

 

Loren Sellers

 

Sellers, Loren Harry, 90, a former resident of Eastshore Marion Reservoir and retired supervisor and operations manager, died Sunday, April 19, in Wichita.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Central Church of Christ, Wichita. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

He was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Pratt. His first wife, Mary Ardelle, predeceased him.

Survivors include second wife Doris; son Roger Sellers of Wichita; daughter Nancy Harned of Wichita; stepson Tom Shepherd and stepdaughter Ginny Entz both of Wichita; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center is in charge of arrangements.

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