Deaths (Mar. 10, 2013)


? debra d. brewer, 54, died April 6


The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at First United Methodist Church, 403 N. Sycamore, Peabody.

Burial will follow at Whitewater Center Cemetery in rural Burns.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Petersen?s Funeral Home Chapel, ?Newton.

She was born May 2, 1958, to Wallace ?Vic? and Betty (Newton) Seibel. On July 17, 1976, she was married to Bruce Brewer, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Melissa and David Coleman of Topeka and Shandy Lett of Newton; her mother of Peabody; three grandchildren; brothers David and Deb Seibel of Des Moines, Iowa, and Rick and Sharla Seibel of Amarillo, Texas; sisters Judy Eskridge of Valley Center and Patricia and Gary Hall of Wichita and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Peabody State Bank and sent in care of Petersen?s Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114, also in charge of arrangements.

? dorothy elnora (waner) hoffman, 82,

died April 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was April 5 at Holy Family Parish-St. Patrick?s Church, 815 Marion St., Florence, with Father May officiating. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence.

She was born April 28, 1930, to Andy M. and Frances (Garrison) Waner at Florence. On Jan. 2, 1950, she was married to Roger Hoffman, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Wayne and Wendy Hoffman; daughters Cindy and Rick Pierce of Mico, Texas, and Dawn Buchanan and Mike Carr of Marion; brothers Vernon and Henrietta Waner of Marion and George and Wanda Waner of Junction City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cross Restoration and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861, in charge of arrangements.


? goldie m. mcmurray, 88,

a retired piano teacher of Canton, died April 1 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

The service was April 6 at Canton United Methodist Church, 304 W. Allen St. Burial preceded the service at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born June 18, 1924, to Martin and Linda (Dalke) Wedel in Goessel. On Sept. 23, 1960, she was married to Glenn E. McMurray, who predeceased her June 13, 2008.

Survivors include sons Jan and Martha Wilson of Huntsville, Texas, Don McMurray of Greenfield, Wis., and Hal and Julie Wilson of McPherson; daughter Wendy and Kim Brotton of Canton; daughter-in-law Jo Ellen Wilson of Lyons; four brothers Gib and Sharon Wedel of Canton, Bob and Rosie Wedel of Lyons, Don and Ava Wedel of El Dorado and Rod and Patti Wedel of Newton; sister Irene Wiebe of Spring, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Canton United Methodist Church and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.


? lucyetta a. orem, 80,

a retired waitress and cook of Canton, died April 6 at McPherson Care Center.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Canton Christian Church, 111 N. Fifth St., Canton.

Burial will be at Canton Township Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton.

She was born Sept. 23, 1932, to Robert Benjamin and Mildred (Lake) Williams. She was preceded in death by husbands Harvey Otte, Maurice Hansen and Wayne L. Orem.

Survivors include sons Scott and Annette Otte of Canton and Kevin Otte of Newton; daughters Cheryl Scroggins of Wagoner, Okla., Marcia Miller of Canton and Keli Voth of Galva; sister Shirley (William) Vogts of Canton; special friend Bob Wills of Lindsborg; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the McPherson Care Center or the Order of the Eastern Star and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.


? Katherine ?Katie? nickel hiebert schmidt penner, 100,

a farmer and cook at Salem Home, died April 4 at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash St., Hillsboro. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery, east of Hillsboro.

She was born Sept. 9, 1912, to Peter E. and Elisabeth Froese Nickel near Clinton, Washita County, Okla. On April 2, 1938, she was married to Dan S. Hiebert, who predeceased her Feb. 28, 1957. On Jan. 2, 1960, she was remarried to Harry Schmidt, who predeceased her on May 26, 1966. On Feb. 14, 1976, she was married to Paul M. Penner, who also predeceased her June 17, 1982.

Survivors include sons Robert and wife Eddie Hiebert of Abilene, Paul and Marilynn Hiebert of St. Louis, Mo., Charles Hiebert and companion Letty Fleetwood of Alexandria, Va., Larry and Karen Penner of Newton and Mary and Albert Beck of Velva, N.D.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials may be made to First Mennonite Church or to the donor?s choice and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.


? lloyd stanley schroeder, 86,?


a farmer and owner of a Christmas tree business, died April 5 at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton.

The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednes?day, April 10, at Bethel College Mennonite Church, 2600 College Ave., North Newton.

He was born July 6, 1926, to John P. and Marie Goertz Schroeder of rural Marion County. On April 11, 1950, he was married to Marlene Schroeder, who predeceased him in 2007.

Survivors include brother Ken of Hillsboro; daughters Rhonda and Stewart Ramsey of Lenexa (3), Jana Schroeder and Lauro Medina of Tepoztlan, Mexico, and Ardie and Wynn Goering of Albuquerque, N.M.

Memorials may be made to either Bethel College Mennonite Church or Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.


? ruby k. schroeder, 85,

retired business owner, died April 3 at Parkside Homes in Hills?boro.

The funeral was April 8 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastors Travis Schmidt and Loyal Martin officiating.

She was born Aug. 21, 1927, to John and Katherine (Janzen) Prieb in Inola, Okla.

Survivors include sons Vincent and Vickie Schroeder of Marion and Russell W. and Debbie Schroeder of Goessel; daughter Kathy and Ivan Schmidt of rural Goessel; sister Lavina Schroeder of Buhler; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Homes or Haiti Life Line Ministries and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, also in charge of arrangements.













































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