Deaths (Aug. 14, 2013)

? DANIEL W. CATES, 47, a Tabor College alumnus and information technology business analyst from Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 5 at Indian Mea?dows Health?care Center in Over?land Park.

The funeral was Aug. 10 at Charter Funerals in Great Bend with pastor Don Paden officiating. Cremation followed with inurnment to take place at a later date.

He was born Dec. 8, 1965, to Dale Orson and Beverly K. (Dren?non) Cates at Great Bend. He graduated from Tabor College in 1988 with a degree in sports administration.

On April 24, 1993,

he was married to Jennifer B. Thouvenell, who survives.

He also is survived by two sons, Ryan Dale and Tyler William of Blue Springs; his mother of Great Bend; his maternal grandmother, Grace Drennon of Great Bend.

Memorials may be directed to the family to go toward the athletic endeavors of his two sons. Online condolences may be expressed, and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

? JOHN C. FAUL, 82, a physician, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, followed by the service at 11 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Brian Allen officiating.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wed?nesday, Aug. 14, at the church.

He was born June 8, 1931, to Charlie F. and Caroline (Seibel) Faul in Harvey, N.D. On July 15, 1955, he was married to Eloise Franz, who survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Annette and Joel Funk of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Ellynne and Jon Wiebe of Hills?boro; four sisters, Helen Faden?recht and Alyce Loewen of Hillsboro, Linda Liebelt and Carolyn Klein of North Dakota; two brothers, Bennie of Minne?sota and LeRoy of North Dakota; and five grandchildren.

Memorials have been established for the Tabor College Fine Arts Building Fund or American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be sent via

? DARRYL A. LEFFLER, 71, of Canton, a retired accountant and executive treasurer for NCRA Refinery, died Aug. 6 at Hospice Green House in Youngtown, Ariz.

The funeral was Aug. 12 at Canton United Methodist Church with ministers Sharlan Graber and Orville Koehn officiating. Burial followed at the Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born April 15, 1942, to Clifford and Della (Barb) Leffler in Goessel. On Aug. 26, 1962, he married Mariam D. Carey, who predeceased him in 2007.

Survivors include sons Gary of Las Vegas, Nev., Kevin of Marion, and Darin of Topeka; brothers Don of Galva, and Mike of McPherson; sister Jeannene Leffler of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Chelsi Koehn, Brittany Leffler, Grant Leffler, Brian Leffler, Paige Leffler and Megan Leffler; and two great-grandchildren, Alyera and Mariella Koehn.

Memorial funds have been established with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson?s Research in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

? Carol Sue McCulle, 72, retired clerical worker and custodian from Roxbury, died Aug. 5 at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina.

Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Roxbury United Parish. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born July 8, 1941, to E.R. ?Ray? and Violet M. (Web?ster) McCulle in McPherson. Survivors include her aunt, Laura Webster of McPherson; and her caregiver, Yvonne Carter of Roxbury.

Memorials have been established with Roxbury United Parish, Harden Hospice of Saline or charity of choice, in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Marion, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

? BONNIE LYNN MICKELS, 61, died Aug. 10 at Schowalter Villa Nursing Home in Hesston.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Schowalter Villa chapel with chaplain Wendy Miller officiating.

A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15, in Madrid, Neb., with pastor Steve Schroe?der officiating.

She was born Jan. 12, 1952, to Donald and Jackie Mickels in Grant, Neb.

She is survived by her mother, of Hillsboro; and three sisters, Kim and David Kroeker of Hillsboro, Penni and Steve Schroeder of Hillsboro, and Leslie and Tim Brown of Kear?ney, Neb.

Memorials may be made out to Schowalter Villa.

? BRUCE EVERETT SMITH, 73, LTC (Ret.) of Peabody, died Aug. 5. The memorial service was Aug. 12 at Peabody United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors was Aug. 13 at Leaven?worth National Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 28, 1939, to Arthur Everett and Clara Livonia (Hemphill) Smith in Hays. On March 19, 1960, he married Jeanne DeForest, who survives.

He also is survived by daughters Barbara Smith Creighton and husband Dean of Minnea?polis, Minn., and Brenda Smith Rolfe and husband Dave of Dallas, Texas; sons Scott and wife Shana of Hesston, Brian and wife Nissa of Marion, and Bradley and wife Celisa of Wichita; and 16 grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the Peabody Senior Center, the Peabody Community Foundation Fund and the Ameri?can Legion Post 95, Peabody.

? Michael David Wheeler, 44, senior manager at Radio Shack, died July 31 at Marion.

A memorial graveside service was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born April 29, 1969, to David W. and Charla (Hood) Wheeler at Wichita.

He is survived by his mother, Charla Wheeler of Marion; daughter Tristin Wheeler and her mother Jody Wheeler of Newton; and his grandmother, Martha Hood of Marion.

Memorial funds have been established for the Tristin Wheeler Educational Fund or the Marion SYNP Fund in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

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