Deaths (January 3, 2018)

• BETTY DIRKS, 86, died Dec. 29 at Parkside Homes in Hills­boro.

The service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Park­view Mennonite Breth­ren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Burial will be at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

Visitation with family was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro.

She was born May 14, 1931, to George and Sara (Harms) Kornelsen at In­man. On June 12, 1953, she was married to Ernie Dirks, who survives.

She also is survived by survivors sons Norman Dirks of Hillsboro and Roger Dirks of Goddard; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via jost­­funeralhome.com.

• MARK “LEE” EITZEN, 63, of Fairview, Okla., and from 1972-1974 a student at Tabor College, died Dec. 27 after a six-year battle with Amyo­trophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

He was a teacher, life insurance agent and hunter education instructor.

Burial will be 11 a.m. Fri­day, Jan. 5, at South Menno­nite Brethren Cemetery, followed by a service at 4 p.m. at the Fairview Menno­nite Brethren Church. Visi­ta­tion with family will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Pierce Funeral Home, Fairview.

He was born April 20, 1954, to Wesley and Lauretta (Martens) Eitzen at Fort Wayne, Ind. On May 31, 1974, he was married to Naomi Ruth Vogt, who predeceased him.

Survivors include his father of Fairview, daughters Jennifer Cabral and hus­band Billie of Benton and Jessica Eitzen of Wood­ward, Okla.; one grandson; a brother, Philip D. and wife Tamara; sister-in-law Shirley and husband Gordon Adams of Salem, Ore.; brother-in-law Ranney Vogt of Emporia and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Tabor College Endow­ment Fund, sent in care of Pierce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 15, Fairview, OK 73737.

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

• JAMES L. LIKINS, 77, a retired meat cutter for Dillon’s Grocery, died Dec. 7 at his home in Hutchinson.

The service was Dec. 29 at Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main St., Canton.

He was born July 19, 1940, to Glenn and Dorothy (Burch) Likins at Canton. On Jan. 23, 1992, he was married to Minnie Buss Meis, who predeceased him in 2015.

He is survived by a son, Douglas of Lawrence; daugh­­ters Brenda Jo (Robert) McCourry of New­ton, Christie Likins of Lawrence and Traci (Charles) Chiarelli of Smy­ma, Tenn.; brothers Glennon Eugene of the Philippines, Tom of the Dominican Republic and Bob (Molly) of Hutchinson; sister Connie (Jim) Newberry of Arkan­sas; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Blaine Miller
Blaine Miller
• BLAINE F. MILLER, 65, of Burns, employed in the oil business for 43 years, died Dec. 26 at home.

The service was Dec. 30 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, El Dorado.

He was born Jan. 15, 1952, to Glenn and Marcella Mill­er at Wichita. On Aug. 4, 1974, he was married to Susan Kraus, who predeceased him in 1996. On April 4, 2016, he was married to Jan Stark, who survives.

He also is survived by daughter Kelly (Chad) Prof­fit; brother Craig Miller; stepdaughter Shaun Crum­ley; two step-grandchildren; mother-in-law Beverly Kaup; sisters-in-law Julie Preisser, Jeanne (John) Shaft and Jennifer (Aaron) May.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or Victory in the Valley and sent in care of Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, 200 S. Star, El Dorado, KS 67042.

Sheryl White
Sheryl White
• SHERYL LOUISE WHITE, 72, retired vice-president for customer service at Home State Bank in McPherson, died Dec. 28 at Newton Medi­cal Center after a short battle with cancer.

The memorial service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at First United Methodist Church, 304 Allen St., Can­ton, with pastor Tim Kraft officiating.

She was born Feb. 5, 1945, to David E. and Doris G. (Becker) Weibert at Goessel. On Sept. 27, 1964, she was married to Dennis L. White.

Survivors include children David L. (Nancy) White of Mount Hope and Susan (Rick) Moscicki of Valley Center; sisters Marilyn Pierce of Concor­dia, Kimberly (Steve) Mohan of Topeka, David Weibert of Wichita, and Warren (Carol) Weibert of Manhattan and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to McPherson Relay for Life and sent in care of Stock­ham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: stockhamfamily.com.