Deaths (Feb. 26,2014)

? Edward E. Banning, 75,

retired mechanic, parts manager and car salesman, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Feb. 19 at Colonial Manor Nursing Center, Tulsa.

A graveside service was Feb. 21 at Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 17, 1938,to Lester and Deloris (Pyle) Banning at Ft. Wayne, Ind. On May 17, 1994, he was married to Margaret Lou (Smith) Darling, who survives.

Other survivors include son Jeffing Banning of Silver Cliff, Colo.; daughters Julie Pinkston, Florissant, Colo., and Janis Holland, Gravette, Ark.; stepson Kevin Darling of Broken Arrow; stepdaughter Konya Lou and Gene Harper of Ketchum, Okla.; sister Ruth and John Dillon of San Juan, Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Edward Banning Memorial Fund and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O.Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

? Warren E. Barton, 78,

of Lincolnville, and retired from Centre School District, died Feb. 6 at Newton Medical Center.

The service was Feb. 11 at Hebron Lutheran Church in Burdick with pastor Bill Peterson officiating.

He was born Feb. 10, 1935, to Allen E. and Lillian M. (Walker) Barton at Cabool, Mo. On March 12, 1970, he was married to Maxine Hoffner, who survives.

Other survivors include son Everett J.R. Barton of Wichita; daughters Diana Midgley of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Theresa Thornton of Wichita; step-daughters Cathy and Bill Perez of Wichita and Sharon and Clay Simons of Lincolnville; brother Robert ?Bob? Barton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; half-sister Debbie Hayes of Georgia; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great- grand?children and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Centre School District 397 and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

Messages for the family may be sent online to: Pen?

? Katharine (Katie) Kohnson, 92,

of Newton, died Feb. 19 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in Eldorado.

The service was Feb. 24 at First United Methodist Church in Newton.

Burial was at Janesville Cemetery at Hamilton.

She was born May 7, 1921, to E.S. and Kate (Lear) Irwin at Liberal. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack.

Survivors include sons Stephen and Marilyn Johnson of Newton and H.J. and Patty Johnson of Carthage, Mo.; daughter Bonnie and Gordon Dexter of Wichita; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to United Methodist Woman of First United Methodist Church of Newton in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at

? Chris Jost, 52,

of Lehigh, died Feb. 17 at Hillsboro Community Hospital.

The service was Feb. 22 at Parkview Church in Hillsboro.

He was born Feb. 20, 1961, to Lawrence and Bonnie (Fritts) Jost at Breckenridge, Minn. On June 26, 1987, he was married to Dalene Clegg, who survives.

Other survivors include son Caleb Brown of El Dorado; daughters Krystal Brown of Newton, Rebecca and Nick McLaughlin of Lehigh; brothers, Mark of Wichita, Toto of Pennsylvania, and Don of Newton; sisters Kay Schmidt of Walton and Teri Hulvey of Florida, and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to:

? Margaret May, 93,

of Hillsboro, died Feb. 18.

The service was Feb. 21 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church in Hillsboro with Father Isaac Farha officiating.

Burial was at Elmdale Cemetery.

She was born March 31, 1920, to Joseph Corey and Dora Van Gorden at Emporia. On Aug. 14, 1938, she was married to Lawrence May, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Corey Raymond May of Hillsboro and Larry May of Landing, N.J.; daughters Judith May of Marion, Janet Isham of Hillsboro, Jody May of Hillsboro and Susan Magee of Walnutport, Pa.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to:

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