Deaths (June 3, 2009)

William Davis



William E. Davis, 85, an electronics foreman, died Sunday, May 24, at his home in Marion.

Services were Thursday, May 28, at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church in Marion. Graveside services were Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Shawnee.

He was born May 28, 1923, to William S. and Ethel M. (McGrew) Davis in Keystone, Mo. On Oct. 28, 1946, he was married to Mary Transue, who survives.

Other survivors include son Jim and Jeanette Davis of Marion; daughters Mary and Tom Blandin of Lubbock, Texas, and Jacqueline and Bret Cortright Sr. of Shawnee; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion.


Phyllis Enos


Phyllis Ann Enos, 80, a homemaker and teacher, died Wednesday, May 27, at the St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Services were held Saturday, May 30, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. Burial was at Economy Cemetery near Rosalia.

She was born June 10, 1928, to Freeman and Sarah (Cronk) Soule in Rosalia. On Aug. 9, 1953, she was to married D. Eugene Enos, who survives.

Other survivors include son Daryl and Pat Enos of Marion; daughters Debra and Mark Heidebrecht of Towanda, Teresa and Lloyd Snell of Ames, Iowa, Kelley and Derek Newsom of Belpre and Kristi and Timothy Wright of Emporia; brothers Merle, Gilbert, William and Richard Soule; sisters Bertha Erickson, Betty Uhl, Eleanor Jacoby, Susan Thole, Joan Talkington, Thedda Betten, Sharron Urton, Karen Nordmeyer and Florence Sellers; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Eastmoor United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.


Ardella Krause


Ardella J. Krause, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, May 30, at the Andover Care Center in Andover.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at St. John?s Lutheran Church, 220 W. Sixth St., Lincolnville. Burial will be in the Lincolnville Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 9, 1925, to Albert and Alice (Weber) Fick in Hope. In 1947, she was married to Melvin Krause, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Matthew of Americus, David and Karen of Emporia and Kendall and Linda of Salina; daughter Lori and John Stephens of Andover; sister Delores Latsos of Broken Arrow, Okla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. John?s Lutheran Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.


Elmer Leppke


Elmer H. Leppke, 91, area farmer and stockman, died Saturday, May 30, at Via Christi, St. Francis Campus at Wichita.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Eastmoor United Methodist Church with pastor Larry King officiating. Visitation is from 7 p. .m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

He was born March 17, 1918, on the family farm south of Marion. On Oct. 19, 1941, he was married to Lillian Harms, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Merle H. of Marion and Bob W. of Houston, Texas; daughter Marilyn Heier of Park City; sisters Gladys Janzen of Hillsboro and Ann Voth of Hutchinson; stepsister Hannah of Wichita; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Good News Christian Fellowship Church in Marion and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.


Joseph Suderman


Joseph Suderman, 91, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, died April 25 at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Dewey, Okla.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Best Western Hotel Crown Room, 2818 S. Van Buren, Enid, Okla.

He was born Jan. 21, 1918, to Henry and Katherine (Toews) Suderman, in Gotebo, Okla. On Aug. 8, 1948, he was married to Rosalie Dout, who survives.

Other survivors are his children, Rachel and Charles Stella of Magnolia, Texas, Laura and Jim Hughes of Charles City, Iowa, Evelyn and Dennis Hightower of Bartlesville, Okla., Philip Suderman of Dallas, Texas, Teresa and Keith Marple of Woodland, Calif., and Nancy and Jack Kyle of Independence; sister Luella Case of El Sobrante, Calif., and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the Evangelical Mission Ministries, P.O. Box 636, Pharr, Texas 78577 or Children?s Haven Inter?national, 400 E. Minnesota, Pharr, Texas 78577.

Arrangements are with Walker-Brown Funeral Home, 4201 SE Nowata Rd., Bartlesville, Okla. 74006.


Marie Wiens


Marie Klassen Wiens, 87, former worker the Mennonite Central Committee, died Saturday, May 23, in Hillsboro.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 30, at the Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.

She was born July 9, 1921, to Henry and Katherina (Fast) Klassen in Rosenhof, a small village in the Mennonite Slavgorod settlement in Siberia, Russia. In 1948, she was married to Frank Wiens, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Glenn Wiens and Rebecca Penner, both of Wichita, Marcia Wiens of Boulder, Colo., and Miriam Holmes of Louisville, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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