Deaths (Feb. 4, 2009)

Adeline Darner


Adeline Jane Janzen Darner, 82, a retired restaurant supervisor and waitress, died Jan. 11 in Topeka.

She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.

She was born Feb. 5, 1926, to Paul and Lillie Janzen on their farm near Marion. In 1946, she was married to Leo Darner. They were divorced.

Survivors include her sisters LaVera Cline and Vierna Knisley; two brothers Arlie Janzen of Abilene and Charles Janzen; children Lynn Scannell of Topeka and Bryan Darner Janzen of Paint Rock, Texas; two grandchildren; and many extended family members living in Hillsboro and Wichita.

Funeral arrangements were with Rumsey Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Harry Friesen


Harry Friesen, 85, missionary, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating. A private burial is planned for family.

He was born Sept. 30, 1923, to Jacob F. and Margaret (Isaac) Friesen at Meade. On June 1, 1945, he was married to Millie Brenner, who survives.

He also is survived by two sons, Steven of Newton and Phil of Concord, Calif.; four daughters, Marilyn of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Grace Steele of Tyler, Texas, Joyce Herrington of Krasnoder, Russia, and Debbie Phillips of Powlett, Texas; two sisters, Lena Friesen and Ann Wiens, both of Reedley; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Condolences may be sent to the family via

A memorial fund has been established with Mennonite Brethren Missions Services International.


Dale Turner


Dale Boyd Turner, 81, a joint owner of Cox Grain, died Monday, Jan. 26, at Golden Living Center in Fredonia.

The service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at First Christian Church, 303 N. Seventh St., Fredonia, with Carl Thorn?ton officiating. Burial was at Fredonia City Cemetery. Visita?tion was 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Timmons Funeral Home.

He was born June 7, 1927, to James and Grace (Whitner) Turner in Chetopa. On May 1, 1947, he was married to Joyce Knoles, who predeceased him. On June 27, 1992, he was married to Carol Krie, who survives.

He also is survived by a daughter, June Glasgow of Hillsboro; sons Curtis Turner of Centennial, Colo., and Richard Turner of Longmont, Colo.; step-children Kim Gillen of St. Roberts, Mo., Valrie Jordan, Robin Price and Shawn LaRocque, all of Fredonia, Billy Gillen of Winchester, Ky., and Michel Gillen of South Carolina; brother Duane Turner of Greenville, Ohio; sisters Doris Coffey of Clinton, Mo., Treva Ballard of Denair, Calif., and Shirley Dale of Clackamas, Ore.; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the Fredonia Flag Fund. Contributions may be sent to Timmons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736.

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