Deaths (Feb. 5, 2014)

? Amy Anita (Florine) Christiansen, 93,

a farmer?s wife of Roxbury, died Jan. 30.

The service was Feb. 3, at Roxbury United Parish.

A private family burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Roxbury.

She was born April 29, 1920, to Palmon and Delphine (Forsberg) Florine in Roxbury. On Nov. 1, 1945, she was married to Ralph Christiansen, who predeceased her in December 2007.

Other survivors include sons Ryan and wife Judy of rural Roxbury and Ray and wife Carol of Ellsworth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Roxbury United Parish or Ellsworth Good Samaritan Center and sent in care of Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, PO Box 386, Lindsborg, KS 67456.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: www.ChristiansFuneralHome.com.

? Rachel Epp, 91, a homemaker,

died Jan. 30 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.

A memorial service was Feb. 1 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro.

Burial was at Ebenfeld Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 29, 1923, to George and Lena Koch. On March 27, 1954, she was married to Ernest Epp, who predeceased her Oct. 25, 1963.

Survivors include daughter Mary Ann of Costa Rica; son John and wife Brenda of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

? Lowell Jay Goering, 75,

a retired mechanical engineer at Hillsboro Industry, died Feb. 3, at Showalter Villa in Hesston.

The service is at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main, Hesston.

He was cremated. A family visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Showalter Villa Chapel, 200 W. Cedar, Hesston.

He was born to Paul P. and Lydia Kaufman Goering on March 28, 1938, in Newton. On Aug. 11, 1963, he was married to Judith Ann Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include sister Elaine and husband Paul Jantzen of Hillsboro; brother Verne M. and wife Ruth Goering of Moundridge; son Greg Schmidt Goering and Jalane Schmidt of Charlottesville, Va.; daughter Sheryl and (Jeff) Goering of Ellicott City, Md., and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Showalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund or Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.

? Eldon H. Laubhan, 81,

of Augusta, died Jan. 29.

The service was Feb. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church, Augusta.

A private family graveside service was at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Eldon was born Nov. 3, 1932, to Henry H. and Emma (Haas) Laubhan at Lehigh. On March 21, 1957, he was married to Garnette Lais, who survives.

Other survivors include son Murray and wife Rachel Laubhan of Pratt; daughter- in-law Karen Laubhan of Augusta; brother Dennis and wife Martha Laubhan of Manhattan; sister Phyllis Neuenschwander of Hillsboro; mother-in-law Helen Lais of Hillsboro and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 or in care of Headley Funeral Chapel, 813 State St., Augusta, KS 67010, in charge of arrangements.

? Myra Lee Love, 91,

died Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Marion Assisted Living in Marion.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Lebo United Methodist Church, 201 W. Fourth St., Lebo.

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids.

Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, 107 W. Sixth St., Lebo.

She was born Feb. 14, 1922, to James Ferdinand and Julia Garland Andrews Irwin at Neosho Rapids. On Oct. 18, 1942, she was married to Roy Levern Love, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Jane Elizabeth and husband Larry King of Marion and Nancy Jean Croucher of Overland Park; sons John Scott and wife Leanna Love of Lebo, Michael Levern and wife Vicki Love and Andrew Kayle and wife Brenda Love, all of Neosho Rapids; sisters Jeanne Fleming of Miami, Okla., and Carolyn Perry of Lebo; brothers Jack Irwin of Greencastle, Pa., and Scott Irwin of Emporia; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lebo United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856.

Condolences may be sent to the family via vanarsdalefs.com.

? Rosie Mable Shaw, 81,

formerly of Florence, died Feb. 2 at Peabody Care Center in Peabody.

No services are planned.

She was born June 21, 1932, at Eads, Colo., the daughter of Dean F. and Letha Cunningham Morgan.

Survivors include sons Raymond and Charles Shaw; daughters Alice Johnson of Florence, Julie Shaw of Herington and Wanda Morgan and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Library and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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