Deaths (Mar. 23, 2011)

? Audrey l. boese, 92,

a homemaker, died March 20 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Alexanderwohl Cemetery with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 24 at Miller-Ott Funeral Home in Goessel.

She was born Feb. 27, 1919, to Rudolph and Lydia Schroeder Unruh in Goessel. On Sept. 9, 1946, she was married to Alvin Boese, who survives.

Other survivors include son Alan and Sharon Boese of Lehigh; daughters Anita Boese of Hillsboro, Ama and Murray Reimer of Hutchinson, Aileen and David Esau of Hillsboro and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.


? Mary Jane Funk, 71,

a homemaker and volunteer, died March 15 in Hillsboro.

Services were March 20 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with pastors Jeff Wintermote and Corey Miller officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Dec. 17, 1939, to Joseph and Mary (Dirks) Unruh in Tampa. On Dec. 28, 1959, she was married to Nelson Funk, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Denise and Jim White of Las Vegas; brother Larry Unruh of Chicago; sisters Jean McCool of Paola and Janice Eitzen of Newton and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Mennonite Church or M.S. and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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? Roy lee hager, 58,

a maintenance worker, died March 20 at his home in Florence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. March 25 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.

He was born April 14, 1953 to Roy E. and Emily (Armantrout) Hager in Pickstown, S. D. On May 21, 1982, he was married to Wanda Jean Collins, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Rebecca Hager of Marion, Crystal Hager and Wendy Hager, both of Florence; siblings Warren “Gator” Hager of Florence, Emily and Rick Whitcomb of Billings, Mont., Jo Ann Hager of Sylvia and Sophie and Tom Hall of Beloit; four grandchildren; and mother-in-law Hazel Collins of Strong City.

Memorial may be made to the Flint Hills Muzzleloaders Club and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence, KS 66851.


? Irene a. suderman, 97,

a homemaker, died March 20 at The Cedars in McPherson.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Strassburg Baptist Church, 2249 Pawnee Road, Marion, with pastors Don Mashburn and Lee Suderman officiating.

Visitation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. A private burial will follow the service.

She was born Sept. 18, 1913 to Martin and Katherine Schlotthauer Vogel. She was married to Robert Richmond in 1959, David Zimmerman in 1982 and Levi Suderman in 1994. All three husbands predeceased her.

Survivors include son Delton Richmond of Inman; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five step-children and many step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church or the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861-1523.

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