Deaths (Feb. 16, 2010)

Lucille Frantz

85, formerly of Tampa, died in Woodland, Calif.

She was born in 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Koch of Tampa.

In 1944, she was married to Eddie Frantz, who predeceased her. They have two children.

After living in the Tampa area the first years of her marriage, the family moved to Woodland.


Betty J. Kelly

83, of Potwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was a homemaker and dietary supervisor.

Services were held Monday at St. John?s Catholic Church in El Dorado. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.

She was born Nov. 27, 1926, to Fred and Dixie (Fox) Herzet in Marion. On July 3, 1947, she was married to John ?Jack? Kelly, who predeceased her.

Suvivors include son J.D. Kelly; daughters Jackie and Gibert Berryman of Wellington, Lelie and Rob Henline of Augusta and Kim and Randy Wiens of Wellington; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Max Herzet of Wichita and sister Wanda Carr of Marion.

Memorials may be made to Korean War Memorial in Wichita and sent in care of Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main, Whitewater.


Edward E. Penner

88, of Hillsboro, a farmer and factory worker, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.

Services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born April 6, 1921, to Jacob Penner and Helena (Epp) Penner in Henderson, Neb. On Feb. 20, 1954, he was married to Lula Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Robert Penner and Berkeley Penner, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Darryl Penner of Weatherford, Okla., Barron Penner of Ankeny, Iowa, and Arlen Penner of Hillsboro; brothers John Penner of Freeman, S.D., and Allen Penner of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters Bertha Dalke of Denver, Colo., Esther Penner of Redland, Calif., Erna Liermann of Amelia, Neb., and Marie Spruell of New Port Ritchey, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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