Deaths (Mar. 30, 2011)


• Carol ann every, 66,

a cook and house cleaner, died March 20 at her home in Clay Center.

Services were Tuesday, March 29 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clay Center. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.

She was born July 27, 1944, to Vernon and Virginia (Collins) Peterson in Newton. On Jan. 30, 1978, she was married to Francis Every, who predeceased her Feb. 4, 2010.

Survivors include son David Every; daughter Crystal and Robert Slack of Clay Center; brothers Larry Peterson of Mississippi and Bruce Robinson of Newton; sisters Martha Brannan of Newton, Tammy Keenan of Hill City and Jana Bone of Tuckerman, AR., and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Carol Every Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family and sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh St., Clay Center, KS 67432.

 

• Wendy j. goerzen, 49,

an administrative assistant and marketing director, of rural Newton, died March 21.

Services were March 26 at the Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.

A private family burial will be held later.

She was born Dec. 27, 1961, to Clayton and Virginia Williamson Harms in Newton. On Sept. 2, 1984, she was married to Bryan Goerzen, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Sheldon Goerzen of Wichita and Hayden Goerzen of Newton; daughter Brittany Goerzen of Wichita; parents Clayton and Virginia Harms of North Newton; brother Lonnie and Sandra Harms of Wisconsin; sisters Diane and Ron Meyers of Moore, Okla., Lynette and John Koetting of Newton, Jennifer and John Martinez of Wichita and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center or Tabor Mennonite Church and sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114, also in charge of arrangements,

Condolences may be made to: www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

 

• Merle ervin selzer, 81,

a farmer and brick layer, died March 22 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

Services were March 26 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church in rural Canton with pastors Galen Penner and Peter Hartman officiating. Burial was at Spring Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born March 13, 1930, to Edward and Lorena Neuschwanger in McPherson County.

On Dec. 25, 1950, he was married to Lois Nitzsche at Casselton, N. D., who survives.

Other survivors include children Robert and Shari of Anchorage, Alaska, Kenneth and Deb of Leawood, Karen and Rick Hankins of Hesston, Becky and Chuck Mislow of Marietta, Ga., Douglas and Chris of Newton, Donald and Mary of Cullowhee, N.C., and Ervin Jim and Cheryl of Chesterfield Township, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and sister Alice Selzer of Hesston.

Memorials may be made to either Mennonite Central Committee or Schowalter Villa and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.

 

• Vernon l. vogel, 81,

a farmer and stockman, died March 24 at Marion Assisted Living in Marion.

Services are at 2 p.m. March 30 at Strassburg Baptist Church, 2249 Pawnee Road, Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 4, 1929, to Ezra and Katherine (Mohn) Vogel. In 1956, he was married to Geraldine Moulds, who predeceased him in 1985. He later was married to Madelyn (Bricker) Henkle, who also predeceased him.

Survivors include son Greg and Dina Vogel of Marion and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marion Assisted Living or Strassburg Baptist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

 

• Henry G. sklenar, 92,

a retired city employee, who then started a lawn mower repair business, died March 25 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Services were March 29 at Zeiner Funeral Home with pastor Larry King officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 18, 1918, to John and Emma Sklenar near Pilsen.

On Dec. 8, 1946, he was married to Erma Fisher, who predeceased him in 1991.

In 1995, Lillian Stenzel became his companion and predeceased him in 2007.

Survivors include his adopted family of Lillian Stenzel, relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the St. Luke Foundation and may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66851.

 

• CAROLYN “SUE” WILLIAMS, 69,

a certified nurse aide, died of cancer March 23 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Services were March 27 at Aulne United Methodist Church, 140th and Pawnee, in rural Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery, Marion.

She was born May 16. 1941, to A. W. and Ruby (Garrison) Haizlip in Junction City.

On Aug. 2, 1959, she was married to Jack Williams, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Gary and Becky of Hillsboro, Bruce and Diane of Canada, Jim and Michelle and Neil and Jennifer, all of Marion; sisters Ruth Ann Baker of Aurora, Mo., and Rosalyn James of Shell Knob, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grand- children.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas, Marion City Library or Aulne United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66851, also in charge of arrangements.


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