Deaths (February 21, 2018)

◼ ARLINE M. BACHMAN, 88, died Feb. 17 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

The service is at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at Hesston Mennonite Church in Hess­ton.

Burial will be at a later date in West Zion Cemetery, Moundridge. Visitation with family is from 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

She was born Nov. 2, 1929, to Harry and Anna Reimer Young at McPherson. On Oct. 27, 1950, she was married to Weldon “Bud” Bachman, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Larry (Valorie) of Newton and Randy (Shannon) of Hesston; a twin sister, Aline Bachman of Hesston; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund Schowalter Villa or Hesston Childcare and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster Ave., Hess­ton, KS 67062.

. ◼ JEAN BENHAM, 71, of Englewood, Tenn., who was a singer, died unexpectedly on Feb. 13, in a Knoxville, Tennessee hospital.

The service was Feb. 16, with pastor John Faraone officiating.

She was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Burns, to John Herbert and Ruth Brenzi­ko­fer Weber. Her husband, C.A. “Flea” Benham predeceased her in 2002. Her second husband, Arvil Buckner, survives.

Other survivors include daughter and son-in-law Diane and Todd Allen of Apison; four granddaughters; sisters Rita (John) Spin­den of Cottonwood Falls, Joan (Don) Siemer, and Alice Hatch of Wichita; brothers-in-law Calvin Buckner, Lamar Buckner and Ricky Buckner all of Englewood; two step-children Roger and Lenee, and their four children and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were with East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tellico Plains Soup Kitchen, Attn: Food Pantry, P.O. Box 434, Tellico Plains, Tenn. 37385.

◼ HELEN “PETIE” CODY, 63, died Feb. 13 at St. Francis Hospital of Wichita.

A memorial service is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at at Tabor College cafeteria in Hillsboro.

She was born Jan. 6, 1955, in San Francisco, Calif.

Survivors include a son, Bradford Cody Jr; sisters Geri Burzen of Redwood, Calif., Gretchen Bernhardt of Marion, and Julie Strehl of Bellmount, Calif.

◼ martha ann fisher, 82, died Feb. 11 at her home in Peabody.

Services were held at First Christian Church in Peabody, followed by burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born Dec. 9, 1938, to Thomas Wayne Powell and Serena Jan (Frazier) Powell in Brownville, Texas. On Dec. 9, 1956, she was married to Rolland ”Butch” W. Fisher, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Charlie and wife Linda of Peabody, Rolland and wife Marie of Missouri, David and Donna of Oklahoma; a daughter, Ruth of North Carolina; a brother, Roy Dale and wife, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Senior Center or First Christian Church of Peabody.

◼ MARILYN LAY (ZINN) MILLER, 82, died Feb. 15 at Colorado Springs, Colo.

A private family service will be held at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery at a later date.

She was born on May 4, 1935, in Lansing, Mich., to Franklin Roy and Armina Elizabeth (Thomas) Zinn.

She is survived by her husband, Paul D. Miller of Colorado Springs; daughters KayLani (Virgil) Peters of Colorado Springs, Kassan­dra (Dennis) Belisle, Bristol, Conn., Krassina Young, Pueblo, Colo.; son, Vincent (Priscilla) Miller, Pocatello, Idaho; three sisters, Annabelle Harner, Betty DeVivo and Myrna Boyd; one brother, Jim Zinn; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Paul D. Miller, Genesis Pikes Peak Nursing Home, 2719 N. Union, Room 610, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1145.

◼ DENNIS R NICKEL, 46, of Windom and formerly Canton, a senior production operator at Pfizer In. in McPherson, died Feb. 8 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina.

A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb 24, at Spring Valley Mennonite Church of rural Canton. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

He was born Jan. 31, 1972, to Nelson J. and Lola (Hart) Nickel in McPherson.

Survivors include his parents, Nelson and Lola Nickel of Canton; a sister, Sherrie (James) Berry of McPherson; a brother, Ed (Jen) Downs of Chugiak, Alaska, and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

◼ DAYLE UNRUH, 92, died Feb. 12 at Kansas Heart Hos­pital in Wichita.

Celebra­tion of Life was Feb. 17 at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Burial was at Hillsboro Men­nonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 18, 1925, to Dan and Emma (Schroeder) Klassen in Hillsboro. On Nov. 3, 1946, she was married to Ennis Unruh, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son, David (Sally) Unruh of Los Angles, Calif.; daughter, Nancy (Joel) Klaassen of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials to First Men­nonite Church or Hillsboro Senior Center can be sent to Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hills­boro, KS 67063. Send online condolences to

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