Deaths (Aug. 17 2010)

? edwin j. fadenrecht, 89,

a farmer, died Aug. 13, at Hillsboro Community Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Aug. 18) at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro, with pastor Dave Plett officiating.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. also today at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 1, 1920, to John B. and Lizzie (Enns) Fadenrecht in Alsen, N.D. On Oct. 1, 1944, he was married to Helen Faul, who survives.

Other survivors include son Kirby and Donna Fadenrecht of Hillsboro; daughter WillaJean and Ken Reddig of Winnipeg, Canada; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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


? John C. Padgett, 71,

farmer and rancher, died Aug. 15 at his home near Florence.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence. Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Aug. 18) at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillscrest Cemetery, Florence.

He was born July 4, 1939, to Curtis and Elizabeth Gronau Padgett near Newton. On June 5, 1960, he was married to Joyce Berends, who survives.

Other survivors include sons James Padgett of Florence and Mike and Shelly Padgett of Hillsboro; daughter Pat and Craig Wilson of Mulvane; brother Bill Padgett of Flat Rock, N.C.; sisters Betty Ireland of Florence, Mary Alice Shilcutt of Issaquah, Wash., Mildred Hamm of Tampa, Edna Mae Malmgren of Overland Park and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Florence United Methodist Church or Florence Fire Department and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.


? Wilbur ratzlaff, 98, died Aug. 10 at Bethesda Home, Goessel.

Services were held Aug. 14 at Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel, with pastor Mike Hiebert officiating. Burial was at the Goessel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born July 13, 1912, to John Jacob and Mary Enns Ratzlaff in McPherson County. On Dec. 28, 1937, he was married to Viola Anna Glenn, who predeceased him Jan. 22, 2009.

Survivors include sons Robert and Betty Ratzlaff of Wichita and Donald and Linda Ratzlaff of Rogers, Ark.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and brother Lee Ratzlaff of Goessel.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home or Goessel Mennonite Church and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.


? Bertha Adina Goertz Schroeder, 98,

a homemaker, died Aug. 11 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Services were Aug. 16 at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel, with pastor Corey Miller officiating. A private burial was held at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery.

She was born April 4, 1912, to Henry F. and Martha Schmidt

Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel.


? valeta D. Stephens, 88,

died Aug. 11 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

No services are scheduled.

She was born Feb. 16, 1922, to Charles L. Davis and Mabel E. (Sowers) Davis in Hutchinson. Her husband, Harvey H. Stephens, predeceased her.

Survivors include a niece Vicki and Bill Manuel of Hillsboro.

Condolences may be sent to:


? Lois m. weber, 84,

homemaker, died Aug. 15 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at Marion Christian Church, 140 Elm St., with pastor Carl Helm officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

She was born March 24, 1916, to Clarence and Mabel Ashdown Bell near Marion. On Nov. 12, 1941, she was married to Leland Weber, who predeceased her Feb. 11, 2002.

Survivors include son Gary Weber of Hillsboro; daughters Margaret and Ora Hett of Marion and Barbara and Floyd Thomas of Euless, Texas; sister Ruth Stewart of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Hospital or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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