Deaths (July 17, 2016)

• emma becker, 80, of Kannapolis, N.C., a psychiatric nurse working at Stanford University Hospital in California, died July 23 from end-stage kidney disease.

A memorial service was at Halstead Methodist Church Aug. 5.

She was the sister of Grace Becker of San Jose, Calif., and formerly of Hillsboro, and the mother of Thomas and Phillip Becker of Kannapolis.

• bob baxter, 87, formerly of Newton, employed as production manager with Full Vision, died Aug. 14 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gnadenau Cemetery, two miles south of Hillsboro.

Visitation with family is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro.

He was born May 1, 1929, to Clarence and Nettie (Watkins) Baxter at Newton. On June 27, 1947, he was married to Violet Unruh, who survives.

Survivors include daughter Judy Schrag and husband Ed of Hillsboro; brother Don Baxter of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Kidney Foun­dation and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via:

Kath Kay Bernhardt Hubbard• kathy kay bernhardt hubbard, 64, of Wellington, died Aug. 3 at her home.

The service was Aug. 9 at First United Methodist Church, Wellington. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Ceme­tery, Wellington.

She was born Nov. 26, 1951, to Theodore and Adeline Bernhardt at Herington. Her husband, Carl, survives.

Other survivors include her mother; brother Barney and wife Linda Bernhardt; daughter Jennifer Rusk and husband Mitch; daughter DeeAnna Stout and husband Chris; son Clinton Hubbard; four grandchildren; sister-in-law Donna Hubbard and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

• ruth cordelia duerksen Linscheid, 85, a retired teacher, volunteer and advocate for peace and justice causes, died Aug. 4, at Kidron-Bethel Village, North Newton.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Bethel College Men­no­nite Church, North Newton.

She was born April 13, 1931, to Gustav and Emma Schmidt Duerksen at Goessel. On July 24, 1951, she was married to J. Willard Linscheid, who predeceased her March 20, 1992.

Survivors include sons David A. (Cynthia) Linscheid of North Newton, John M. Linscheid (Ken White) of Philadelphia, Penn., and Steven K. Linscheid (Anne Crichton) of Washington Grove, Md.; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; brother Walden (Susan) Duerksen of Goessel and sister Emmalyn (John) Hiebert of Beatrice, Neb.

Memorials may be made to Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, P.O. Box 6300, Minneapolis, MN 55406; Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117; or Bethel College Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 364, North Newton, KS 67117-0364. Condolences may be made to the family via

• jerald w. Stockdale, 89, a carpenter and a World War II Navy veteran, of Marion, died Aug. 11 at his home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut St., Marion. Burial will follow at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 29, 1927, to William and Bertha Cot­ton Stockdale at Wichita. His wife, Cara, survives.

Other survivors include son Donald Stockdale of Sanford, N.C.; daughters Patricia Loder of Parkville and Joan Rapp of Wichita; stepsons Blake Seacat of Edwardsville Brad Seacat of Marion and Robert Seacat of Wichita; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm Street, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of ar­rangements.

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