Deaths (Dec. 4, 2013)

? Jocelyn H. Classen, 61,

a homemaker of Marion, died Nov. 26 at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

The service was Dec. 2 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion.

Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 2, 1951, to Vernon and Wanita (Ewert) Goentzel at Goessel. On March 19, 1983, she was married to Bob Classen, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Stephanie Kay Classen of Marion; sister Rose Loewe of Colorado Springs, Colo., and brother John Goentzel of Marion.

Memorials may be made to the Stephanie Classen Care Fund, the Eastmoor United Methodist Church, or the Epilepsy Foundation and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? Dwaine A. Esau, 59,

agronomy manager for Mid-Kansas Cooperative for the last 13 years and fire captain and safety officer with the Walton Fire Department, died Monday, Nov. 26 at Newton Medical Center.

The funeral was Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Private family burial will be at a later date in the Walton Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 18, 1953, to Marvin and Gladys (Woelk) Esau in Newton.

He is survived by his wife, Becky, of the home; sons Joshua of Missouri and Adam of Walton; daughter Brianna Esau of Newton; brother John and wife Shirley Esau of Walton; sisters Donna and husband Keith Wollery of North Newton, and Linda and husband David Miller of Wichita; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Walton Fire Department in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

? Chrsity Michelle Frantz 34,

of Topeka, died Monday, Nov. 25, after a long battle with leukemia.

The funeral was Friday, Nov. 29, at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka. Burial was at the Penwell-Gabel Ceme?tery, Topeka.

She was born Dec. 10, 1978, in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of Terry G. and Cynthia D. (Sizemore) Agler.

On May 22, 2010, she was married to Nolan Frantz, who survives. She also is sur?vived by two children, Isaiah, 7, and Aiyana, 2, of the home; her parents of Topeka; siblings, Charla and Jon Huston of Chatta?nooga, Tenn., Cami Harring?ton of Topeka, Carrie and Jim Leske of Woodbury, Minn., Donnie and Elisa Agler of Topeka and Candace and Tom Gommels of Rochester, Minn.; paternal grandmother, Jo Anne and Harvey Young of Williamsburg, Va.; parents-in-law Leonard and Jan Frantz of Hillsboro, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christy Frantz Children?s Education Fund, 3630 NW 35th, Topeka, KS 66618, or to Topeka Bible Church, 1135 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.

To leave a message for the family online, visit Penwell?GabelTopeka.com.

? Esther Kleinsasser, 95,

died Dec. 1 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, also at Parkview Church.

The complete announcement will appear in the Dec. 11 edition.

? H. Irvin Christian?sen, 98,

of Durham, died Dec. 2. Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hills?boro, is in charge of arrangements.

? Richard D. Unruh, 89,

died Nov. 21 at Pleasant View Home in Inman. Burial was at Alexander?wohl Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 30, 1924, to Albert and Katie Unruh. Predeceasing him was brother Ennis Unruh and brother-in-law Charley Voth.

Survivors include sister Lillian Voth, and children Ron Voth, Steve Voth and Jana Voth; sister-in-law Dayle Unruh and her children, Nancy Klaassen and David Unruh.

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