Deaths (March 2, 2016)

? myrta g. bartel, 87, of Hillsboro, died Feb. 27 at Kidron Bethel in North New?ton.

The service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash St., Hillsboro, with pastor Susan Jantzen officiating.

Burial is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Haven of Rest Cemetery, one mile east of Hillsboro.

She was born April 1, 1928, to Frank and Kathryn (Krause) Klassen at Newton. On Jan. 20, 1950, she was married to Johnnie M. Bartel, who predeceased her in 1999.

Survivors include sons Ron and Brenda and Doug and wife Pam, all of rural Hills?boro, Marlin and wife Cheryl and Brad and wife Rita, all of Hillsboro; daughter Kathy and husband Joe Zimmerman of Harper; sister-in-law Helen Bargen of North Newton; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Mennonite Church, Music Ministry or Western District Women In Mission, and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

? edward e. ?ed? jeffrey, 78, of Marion, and a retired road inspector for the Kansas Department of Trans????por?tation, died Feb. 23 at Wichita.

The service was Feb. 27 at Marion Presbyterian Church.

He was born Aug. 28, 1937, to Paul and Mary Anna (Elliott) Jeffrey at Holyrood.

Survivors include son Mike and wife Diane of Mar?ion; daughter Patty and husband David Kahle of Her???ington; sisters Cherie and husband Dan Flander and Jeannette and husband Leo Phelan, all of Wichita; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Marion Country Club Cart Path Project and sent in care of Zeiner Fune?r?al Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at zei? (Schmidt) Flaming

? laura (schmidt) flaming, 84, of North New?ton, former co-partner in the farming operation and former owner and operator of the Quilt Shop, died Feb. 22.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Alexanderwohl Men?no?nite Church, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, Goessel. Visi?ta?tion is from 6-8 p.m. Satur?day, March 5, also at Ale?x??anderwohl Church.

She was born July 12, 1931, to Ernst and Ella Schmidt at Goessel. On May 2, 1950, she was married to Randolf Flaming, who predeceased her.

Survivors include siblings Darlene Thiessen of McPherson, Melvin and wife Charlotte Schmidt of Hyatts?ville, Md., DeVera Wenger of Beaverton, Ore., and Du?Mont and wife Barbara Schmidt of Blue Mound, Wis.; children Ron and wife Patrice of North Newton, Dwight and wife Tammy Flaming of Goessel and Char?lotte and husband Bri?an Warkentine of Chandler, Okla.; daughter-in-law Cheryl Flaming of Hesston; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and other in-laws, nie?ces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Com?mittee, 121 30th Ave., New?ton, KS 67114, or online at, and Alexan?derwohl Menno?nite Church, P.O. Box 8, 1304 Kansas High?way 15, Goessel, KS 67053.

? grace e. weber, 86, a housewife and receptionist, died Feb. 25 at Wichita.

A graveside service was Feb. 29 at Hills??boro Menno?nite Breth?ren Cemetery, Hillsboro.

She was born April 25, 1929, to Adolph and Anna (Enns) Funk at Wolf Point, Mont. On June 4, 1951, she was married to Orville We?ber, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Doug Weber and Greg Weber, both of Wichita; broth??ers LaVern, Loyal, Arlie and Marvin; sisters Vi and Alice and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Victory In The Valley and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hills?bo?ro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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