Deaths (Aug. 10, 2011)


• LAURIE M. CREAMER, 50,

a nurse aide, died from cancer Aug. 7 at her home in Marion.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Marion Christian Church, 140 Elm St., Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery. Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.

She was born Feb. 18, 1961, to Chester and Bonnie Roberts Ratzloff in Marion.

Survivors include children Travis and Brea Creamer of Hesston, Haley and Matthew Foth of Hillsboro and Misty and Wade French of McPherson; six grandchildren; her companion, Ken Hoffman of Hillsboro; and siblings Debra Regier, Sharon Terrel and Michael Ratzloff all of Marion, and Jamie Hopkins of Ellinwood.

Memorials may be made to Marion Christian Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

• ELLA DICK, 89,

a homemaker, died Aug. 6 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Timothy Kersten officiating. Burial will be at Durham Park Cemetery in rural Durham.

She was born Aug. 8, 1921, to Michael and Lena (Muth) Brown in Newrockford, N.D. On Nov. 8, 1937, she was married to Richard Dick, who predeceased her in 1989.

Survivors include sons Gaylord and Linda Dick of Towanda and Doug and Debbie Dick of Hillsboro; daughters Norma and Howard Schmidt of Newton and Michelle and Timothy Kersten of Hillsboro; brother Levi Brown of Hillsboro; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Condolences may be made to the family via: jost@jostfuneral home.com.

• ELMER K. FRIESEN, 84,

employed 40 years in a management position at Cooperative Grain and Supply, died Friday, Aug. 5, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services were Aug. 9 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hills­boro, with pastor Roy Keller officiating. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Oct. 8, 1926, to Harry and Helen (Klassen) Friesen in Garden City. On June 18, 1948, he was married to Leona Cordts, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Dennis R. and Cleobeth Friesen and Merle D. and Cora Friesen, all of Hillsboro; Steve L. and Sandy Friesen of rural Hillsboro and Randy D. and LaVon Friesen of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter Kim Friesen of Hillsboro; sisters Gladys Buller of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Park Mennonite Brethren Church or Hillsboro Senior Center and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

• RUTH JO PENNER, 90,

homemaker, died Aug. 2 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Services were Aug. 5 at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born July 23, 1921, to Charles and Lena Pollitt Willming near Cullom, Ill. On June 4, 1950, she was married to Ira I. Penner, who survives.

Other survivors include half siblings Charles Willming of Keazer, Ore., Edward Willming of San Antonio, Texas, and Virginia Mae Barcroft of Lebanon, Ore.

Memorials may be made to Valley United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861-1523, also in charge of arrangements.

• JÉAGAN BETTY MARIE TAYLOR,

was stillborn at 5:07 p.m. Aug. 6 at McPherson Hospital in McPherson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, with pastor James A. Hollis officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in rural Lehigh.

She was the daughter of Jéan Luc Taylor and Megan L. A. Pauls, both of Hillsboro.

Other survivors include sister Dezirae Taylor of Hillsboro; maternal grandmother Darlene Hubbard of Lincolnville; paternal grandmother Phyllis Anderson of McPherson; paternal grandfather Kelly Pauls of McPherson; paternal great-grandmother Joyce Henderson of McPherson; maternal great-grandmother Charlotte Nickel of Tampa; maternal great grandmother Marilyn Pope of McPherson and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Jéagan Betty Marie Taylor Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.


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