Deaths (April 24, 2013)


• O’Letta mae dover, 73,

retired certified medication aide, of Peabody, died April 15.

A memorial service was April 19 at Peabody Christian Church Second and Sycamore streets, Peabody.

She was born Sept. 25, 1939, to Elgin and Ada Humphrey at Smithville, Mo. On July 2, 1956 she was married to Ted Dover.

Survivors include children Teddy and Sharon Dover, Terry and Joanna Dover and Barbara Dover and fiance Dennis Dirlam; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

• herman m. lovett, 87,

of Florence, worked at Boeing, as a road maintainer and for the city of Florence, died April 17 in Wichita.

The funeral was April 22, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites.

He was born July 9, 1925, to Monroe and Bessie Hoopengarner Lovett. He was married to Vernal, who survives.

Other survivors include stepson William “Bill” Rodden of Denver, Colo.; sons Edsel of Augusta and Herman Jr. of Lawrence; daughter Linda Kay Bean of Houston, Texas; brother Joe of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters Faye Rader and Dollie Lou Rapp, both of Tulsa Okla., and Bessie Cooley of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post at Florence and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

 

• velma elsie willems, 92,

of Newton, died April 20 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at Koerner Heights Mennonite Church, 320 N. Meridian Road, Newton.

The graveside service will precede the service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Spring Valley Cemetery in rural Canton.

She was born Aug. 7, 1920, to Peter and Mary (Fast) Reimer in Fairview, Okla.

Survivors include sons Joe Willems of Hillsboro and Harry Willems of Great Bend; daughter Sunny Christensen of Marion; brother Leonard Reimer of St. George, Utah; sister Ruby Watkins Dick of Reedley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas Christian Home in care of the Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063, also in charge of arrangements.

 

• Colleen b. yoder, 83,

a farmer’s wife, truck driver, waitress and USD 398 school bus driver, of Peabody, died April 21.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Peabody.

She was born March 18, 1930, to Arnold A. and Charlotte B. Regier at Halstead. On May 22, 1948, she was married to Fred H. Yoder, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Glenn and Koni Yoder of Peabody; daughters Teresa Maples of Valley Center and Tammie and Butch Suffield of Peabody; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Richard and Barb Regier of Dunlap, Ill.; sister-in-law Virginia Regier of Hiawatha and several friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to Harden Hospice of Kansas, 301 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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