Deaths (Jan. 30, 2013)

? elizabeth (betty kliewer) fast, 97,

a homemaker of Goessel, died Jan. 25.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St. Burial will follow at Goessel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation, with family present, is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel.

She was born Feb. 22, 1915, to Cornelius R. and Elizabeth (Ratzlaff) Kliewer in Corn, Okla. On Jan. 17, 1937, she was married to Anton Fast, who predeceased her.

Survivors include brothers Elmer, Clarence and Ray; daughters Winnie and Charlie Frank; Arlene and LaVern Goossen; son Clayton and Cheryl; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five step-great- grandchildren and two great- great-step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pine Village Home, Moundridge, or Goessel Mennonite Church and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053. Condolences may be made online at:



a retired employee with the city of Marion, died Jan. 21 at the Peabody Care Center in Peabody.

Services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion. Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born March 30, 1928, to Art and Zula (Buford) Lucas in Marion.

He is survived by sister Doris Schmersey of Wichita and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


? fred william puttroff sr., 84,

of Newton, a retired employee of Santa Fe Railroad, died Jan. 25 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center?St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, also in Newton.

He was born Dec. 13, 1926, to Fred Merrill and Lucille Marie Blevins Puttroff in Newton. On Dec. 1, 1950, he was married to and, later divorced from, Roberta Jean Reynolds, who predeceased him Aug. 2, 2004. He was also married to Edith Melzer on Dec. 29, 1974, who predeceased him June 12, 2001.

Survivors include sons Fred W. Puttroff Jr. of Marion and Eric and Blair Puttroff of Newton; daughters Judie and Ron Brewer of Newton, Karen and Dave Ryan of Escondido, Calif., and Kelly Puttroff of McPherson; 12 grandchildren including longtime caretaker Kristin Brewer and her husband, DeMario Smith; 18 greatgrandchildren; and former daughter-in-law Jan Puttroff of Newton.

Memorials may be made to Newton VFW, Marion County Fire and EMS or The Lord?s Diner of Wichita. Donations may be sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114, in charge of all arrangements.

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? raymond c. schlichting, 93,

of Hillsboro, a retired financial executive with Hesston Corp., died Jan. 24 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor John Warkentin officiating.

Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Hillsboro.

He was born April 20, 1919, to J.D. and Justina (Friesen) Schlichting in Weatherford, Okla. On June 8, 1943, he was married to Blondine Loewen, who predeceased him in 2003.

Survivors include son-in-law Ron Janzen of Edmond, Okla.; daughters Annette and Paul Block of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Deborah and Steve Toews of Wichita; brother Walter Schlichting of East Texas; sister Rosaline Adrian of Muncie, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Tabor College Fine Arts Center and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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