Deaths (Dec. 18, 2013)

? Renee Fitzgerald, 54,


a sixth grade teacher at Hesston Middle School, died Dec. 9.

The service was Dec. 13 at Hesston United Methodist Church with pastor Keith Schadel officiating.

A graveside service was Dec. 14 at Oakley Cemetery with pastor Carl Dumler officiating.

She was born Sept. 29, 1959, to Elgin and Luella Decker in McPherson. On May 21, 1977, she was married to Bill Fitzgerald, who survives.

Other survivors include children Valerie Woods of Hesston and Cory Fitzgerald of Wichita; siblings John Decker of Burlington, Colo., Russell and wife Rita Decker of Wichita, Randall and wife Patty Decker of Hillsboro and Charlotte and husband John McCrary of Augusta; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hesston Middle School, 100 N. Ridge Road, Hesston, KS 67062 or the American Cancer Society, 330 S. Main St. No. 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

Downing and Lahey Mortuary East in Wichita was in charge of arrangements.

? Iolene Morrison Hildebrand, 84,

former teacher from Stafford, died Dec. 4 at Via Christi St. Fran?cis in Wichita.

The funeral was 10 a.m Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Stafford. Burial was at Stafford Cemetery.

She was born July 15, 1929, to George M. and Jessie (Kirkwood) Morrison on a farm west of Dodge City.

On Nov. 27, 1953, she was married to Robert Russell Hildebrand, who predeceased her in 1972.

She is survived by her children: Don Hildebrand and wife Suzanne of St. John; Shari Morford and husband Quentin of Hills?boro; Mike Hildebrand and wife Mattie, Doha, Qatar; Alan Hildebrand and wife Janice of Stafford; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Calvary Baptist Church in care of the funeral home in Stafford.

? Deanna Snyder, 7,

a student at Marion Elemen?tary School, died Sunday, Dec. 8, at Olathe Medical Center.

The service was 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Interment followed at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 5, 2006, to Trinity and Jessica Snyder at Wichita. She enjoyed church, Awana, Kids for Christ and Girl Scouts.

She is survived by her parents, brothers Dante and Jesse Snyder and sisters Haylee Nelson and Faye Snyder, all of the home; grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials can be made to Deanna Snyder Benefit Account, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion.

? Frieda l. Voth, 92,

died Dec. 11 at the Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was Dec. 17 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel with pastors Linda Ewert and Steve Schmidt officiating.

Burial was at Alexanderwohl Cemetery in Goessel.

She was born March 8, 1921, to Jacob and Marie Hiebert Schmidt at Hillsboro. On Nov. 6, 1941, she was married to Orlando D. Voth, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Lloyd and wife Marlene Voth of Goessel, Jerry and wife Jan Voth of Hesston; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to either Mennonite Central Committee or Bethesda Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel, KS 67053.