Deaths (June 21, 2017)

• Aileen V. Hanschu, 91, of Marion, died June 19 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The service is at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion. Interment will be at Lewis Cemetery at Ramona.

Visitation is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

She was born July 3, 1925, to Ernest and Minnie Hill Bird at Hope. On May 4, 1947, she was married to Theodore “Ted” Hanschu, who predeceased her.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bradley and husband Wayne of Topeka, daughter-in-law Beth Hanschu of Emporia; brother-in-law Leonard (Joyce) Hanschu of Harlingen, Texas; sisters-in-law Carol Bird of Barrington and Opal Bird of Topeka; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandsons.

A memorial fund has been established with the church in care of Zeiner Funeral Homes.

• Erma Koehn, 83, died June 18 at her residence in Hillsboro.

The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church, south of Hillsboro.

The family received guests from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

She was born Sept. 6, 1933, to Daniel and Lena (Schmidt) Smith in Chickasha, Okla. On March 8, 1953, she was married to Marvin Koehn, who survives.

Survivors also include three sons, Karl (Gloria) Koehn and Kennard (Patricia) Koehn, all of Indianola, Miss., and Keith (Ann) Koehn of Mountain Grove, Mo.; a daughter, Susan (Steve) Kahn of Hillsboro; six brothers and five sisters; 14 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

Memorials to the church can be sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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• verda e. wedel, 78, of Goessel, a teacher’s aide, died June 13 at Harry Hynes Hospice at Wichi­­ta.

The service is at 10 a.m. June 19 at Goessel Menno­nite Church, 109 S. Church St.

Burial will follow at Goes­sel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2-6 p.m., with family present from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 18.

She was born Oct. 12, 1938, to Kurt and Marie (Schmidt) Wiens in Goessel. In 1958, she was married to Henry Harold Wedel, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Ron (Becky), Tim (Katie), Bob (Kelli Willis) and Daryl (Jacque) of the area; brother Stan (Becky) Wiens of Hesston; sisters Norma (Melvin) Hiebert of Goessel and Leanna (Tom) Laswell of Newton; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Goessel Mennonite Church or Bethesda Home, and may be sent in care of the Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St. or P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67503.

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