Deaths (Dec. 17, 2008)

Darrell Bedford

Darrell K. Bedford, 40, a dairyman and welder, died Dec. 12, in McPherson.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at First Baptist Church, 600 E. Marlin, McPherson. Interment will be in Lehigh Township Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time.

He was born Aug. 29, 1968, to Earl and Twila (Boese) Beford in McPherson.

Survivors include his parents of Lehigh; a companion, Dawn Spainhour, McPherson; two sisters, Debra Anderson and Clifton and Diane Muzyka of Winter Haven, Fla.; four step-children: Caden, Seth, Elizabeth and Sheridan Spainhour; a niece, Katrina Muzyka and nephew, Chris Muzyka.

A memorial has been established with the Darrell K. Bedford Memorial Fund in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS. 67428.


Mauro Medina

Mauro L. Medina, 86, retired from the Santa Fe Railroad, died Monday, Dec. 8, at Lakepoint Nursing Home in Augusta.

A memorial mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick?s Church in Florence. Visitation and rosary was at 7 p.m. Thursday. Inurnment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence.

He was born Nov. 22, 1922 to Ilario and Donasiana (Loera) Medina in Zacatecas, Mexico. On Sept. 2, 1961, he was married to Teresa Perez of Florence, who survives him.

Other survivors are: daughters Juanita and husband Timothy Wilson of Augusta; Maria and husband Marc Anderson of Independence, Ky; Patricia and husband Andrew Wells of Loveland, Ohio; and Isabel and husband Brian Purcell of Helena, Mont.; sister Ysidra Balerio of Sedgwick and 12 grandchildren.


Arlene Rempel

Arlene J. Rempel, 76, a homemaker, died Dec. 5 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Peabody United Methodist Church in Peabody with Pastor David Ragland officiating. A private family interment followed. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8.

She was born Aug. 10, 1932 to Jacob and Anna (Seibel) Goentzel in Peabody. On Sept. 28, 1951, she was married to Lee Rempel, who survives her.

Other survivors include son, David and wife Jody Rempel of Peabody; daughter Joleen and husband Mark Lyons of Newton; brother Lewis Goentzel and five grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for Peabody United Methodist Church. Donations may be made in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS. 66866.


Laurine Schafer?

Laurine Schafer, 87, a federal government clerk, died Dec. 12, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at Jost Funeral Home of Hillsboro with Pastor Denny Bell officiating. Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery, rural Durham. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1921, to Jacob and Christina (Miller) Schafer in Durham. An infant sister, Miranda Mae Schafer, predeceased her.

A sister, Helen Schafer of Newton, survives her.

A memorial fund has been established to benefit Alzheimers Association.

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Evelyn Seibel?

Evelyn D. Seibel, 91, a homemaker, died Dec. 13, at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion Christian Church with Pastor Carl Helm officiating. Interment was at the Marion Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS. 66861.

She was born July 22, 1917 to Albert and Elizabeth Ellis Underhill in Jetmore. On April 14, 1937, she was married to Roy Seibel, who predeceased her in 2003.

Survivors are a daughter Kay Swift of Satanta; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Marion Christian Church or Salem Home in Hillsboro.


Amanda Wedel

Amanda Wedel, 90, a homemaker, died Dec. 11 at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Dec. 14 at Morning Star Church in rural Durham with Pastors Merlin Wiebe, Bruce Dirks and Ransom Wiebe officiating. Burial was at Logan Cemetery in rural Tampa. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church.

She was born June 27, 1918 to Ben T. and Lavina (Koehn) Jantz in rural Tampa.

On June 27, 1945, she was married to Glenn O. Wedel, who predeceased her in 1989.

Survivors include son Wendell and Linda Wedel of Durham; daughter Nadine and Roy Davis of Durham; brothers Obed Jantz of Fruitland, Ida. and Willard Jantz of Atwater, Calif; sister Lela Wedel of Durham; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for Morning Star Church, 3403 Falcon Rd., Durham, KS. 67483

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