Deaths (Feb. 23, 2011)


• G. George ens, 90,

a retired physician, died Feb. 17 at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

Services were Feb. 22 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro, with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating.

Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery, two miles south of Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 10, 1920, to Gerhard K. and Anna (Wiebe) Ens in rural Garden City. On Sept. 2, 1954, he was married to Evelyn Thiessen, who predeceased him.

Survivors include sons Robert and Dawn Ens of Lawrence and James and Kim Ens of Lecompton; daughter Jeanette and Ray Knittel of Shawnee and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Community Foundation Senior Center Endowment Fund or Parkview Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

Condolences may be sent to: jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

• Melvin leland franzen, 85,

a farmer and business owner, died Feb. 19 at his home in Newton.

Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial service will follow the graveside service at 10:30 a.m. at Tabor Mennonite Church with pastor Corey Miller officiating.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel.

He was born Nov. 23, 1925, to John and Kornelia (Klassen) Franzen at the family home north of Goessel. On March 25, 1950, he was married to Mildred Jean Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, LaVerle Franzen of Newton and Teresa and Loyd Kennedy of Cedar Vale; son Doyle and Nancy Franzen of rural Newton and six grandchildren.

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

 

• Ernest a. goertz, 88,

a retired farmer, died Feb. 18 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 N. Chisholm Trail, Newton. Burial will be at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

He was born May 2, 1922, to Henry and Martha (Schmidt) Goertz at home in rural Harvey County. On Aug. 11, 1947, he was married to Elma (Goertzen) Goertz, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter-in-law Alice Goertz of Goshen, Ind.; daughters Ruth and Les Reiselt of North Port, Fla., Emily of Seattle, Wash., Dorothy and Chuck Bernstein of Portland, Conn., Esther and Stan Epp of Newton and Naomi and Chris Ingram of Cincinnati, Ohio; son Joel of Goessel; brothers Art, Alvin and Richard; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

• ARLO W. GOOSSEN, 68,

farmer and Excel Industries employee, from Goessel, died Feb. 13 in Wichita.

The service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church, Newton, with pastor Galen Penner officiating. Burial followed in Lehigh Cemetery, Lehigh.

He was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Goessel, to George J. and Marie Nickkel Goossen. On June 30, 1972, he was married to Billie McClary, who survives.

He also is survived by sons Tim and Cherie of Hillsboro and Tony and Barb of Andover; daughters Stephanie and Lee Richmond of Newton and Aimee and Jeff Shaver of Hillsboro; brother George J. Jr. of Hillsboro; sister Gladys Thiessen of Newton; brother-in-law Harold Regehr of Buhler; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Marion County 4-H Fund, or the grandchildren education fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

 

• virginia s. shawver, 78,

a homemaker, died Feb. 17 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Services were Feb. 22 at First Christian Church, 102 E. First St., Newton, with pastor Denny Bell officiating.

Burial was at Larned City Cemetery, Larned, with pastor Bill Johnson officiating.

She was born May 21, 1932, to Claude and Evelyn (Unruh) Wyman in Larned. On Oct. 11, 1953, she was married to Leslie Shawver, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughters Susan and Ted Brown of Great Bend and Sandra Jackson of Leavenworth; sister Erma Jones of Chillicothe, Mo.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home and sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.


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