Deaths (July 28, 2010)

? Lora C. Hettenbach, 90, a rancher and farm wife, of Cedar Point, died July 24 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services were July 27 at Zeiner Funeral Home, Florence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1920, to Wilhem and Anna (Lawrenz) Rohloff, in Herington. On Jan. 19, 1938, she was married to Milton Hettenbach, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Robert and Kay Hettenbach and three grandchildren, all of Wichita.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Ambulance Service or the Cedar Point Community Center and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence, KS 66851.


? Charles William Jensen, 76, of Overland Park, formerly a choral instructor in Hillsboro, died July 11 at Kansas City Hospice House.

Services were Saturday, July 17, at Community Covenant Church, Shawnee Mission. Burial was at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park.

He was born July 21, 1933, to Carl and Ruth Jensen of Monte Vista, Colo.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Jensen; daughters Julie McLean and Kendra and Jeff Allen; three grandchildren and sister Evelyn Nehring.

Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House and sent in care of D.W. Newcomer?s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210.


? Menno Lohrenz, 92, of Hillsboro, died July 24.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Dave Plettt officiating.

Burial will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 10, 1917, to Gerhard and Mary Penner Lohrenz in Collinsville, Okla. On Jan. 1, 1960, he was married to Clara Wipf, who predeceased him.

Survivors include brothers Cornelious Lohrenz of Wichita, Rufus andd Lois Lohrenz of Hillsboro and Otta and Elma Lohrenz of Kearney, Neb., and sister Mary Lou and Calvin Wiens of Wichita.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Brethren Mission and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

Condolences may be sent to: jost@jostfuneralhome.com.


? Geneva Avarilla Merryfield, 99, homemaker, of Peabody, died July 24 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home. A private family burial is planned.

She was born Nov. 10, 1910, to Frank L. and Blanche Margaret Dibble Egy, in Oregon. On Sept. 30, 1934, she was married to Homer A. Merryfield, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Carolyn Windsor of Newton and Geneva Mae Hottman of Enterprise; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Peabody United Methodist Church or Kansas Christian Home and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS 66866.

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? Theresa A. ?Terri? Ruck, 51, of Pilsen, died July 25.

She was cremated. No public funeral was held.

She was born Sept. 14, 1958, to Thomas and Burlean (Gobin) Tantillo, in Madison, Wis.

Survivors include husband Thomas Ruck Sr. of Pilsen; children Thomas and Mindy Ruck, Jr. of Marion, Christopher Ruck of Pilsen, and Angela Ruck of Marion and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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? Leona c. Widler, 105, retired farmer, died July 19 at Legacy Park in Peabody.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 13, 1904, to Henry and Mary (Bournout) Roberts near Florence. On Oct. 11, 1922, she was married to Arthur Widler, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Dorene and Ron Kirkpatrick of Florence; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Ambulance Service or Alzheimer’s Association and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence KS 66851.

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