Deaths (March 22, 2017)

• Billie D. “Bill” Berry, 66, of Florence, a logger and truck driver for ranchers, died of cancer Feb. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Cremation has taken place; a private family service will be at a later date.

He was born Dec. 26, 1950, near Harveyville to Chet and Flora Berry. On March 15, 1970, he was married to Jacque Bean, who survives.

He also is survived by a son, Billie Berry Jr. of Kan­sas City, Mo.; a stepson, Gary Armstrong of Flo­rence; five sisters, Delores (Delbert) Tucker of Admire, LaDonna (Marc) Pierce of Americus; Diane Berry, Linda Berry and Connie (Jim) Gardner, all of Osage City; and two brothers, Robert (Margit) of Admire and Kenny of Osage City.

• Roy funk, 94, of Hills­boro, died March 18 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service is at 11 a.m. , Saturday, March 25, at Alex­anderwohl Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. Bur­ial is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Haven of Rest Cemetery, one mile east of Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 18, 1922, to Paul and Katharina (Schmidt) Funk at Goessel. On March 12, 1946, he was married to Mary Ann Rempel, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Gerald (Sharon) of Hillsboro, Wil­lard (Mary) of McPherson, Myron (Rochelle) of Wichita, Lyle (Elaine) of Hillsboro; daughter Elaine (Jim) Baker of Hillsboro; sister Lenora Gehring of Moundridge; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda or the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com.

• Geraldine “geri” Grentz, 85, of Marion, a retired assistant school superintendent, died March 17 at her home.

A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Aulne United Methodist Church.

She was born July 23, 1931, to Cecil and Lena Bolte Hornbacker at Montezuma. She became a foster daughter to the G.S. Klassens of Hillsboro. In 1950, she was married to Rex Seibel. In 1989, she was married to Gary Grantz, who survives.

Other survivors include stepdaughter Sherif Kempton of Hutchinson; brothers Wayne Hornbaker of Rociada, N.M., and Cecil Hornbaker of Washington, D.C.; four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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

• janice e. laubhan, 74, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hillsboro, was a maintenance supervisor at Okla­ho­ma State University and worked in real estate, died March 13.

A graveside service March 17 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hillsboro, with pastor John Werner officiating.

She was born May 1, 1942, to Jacob and Clara Laubhan at Hillsboro.

Survivors include nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Senior Activity Center in her name, 1015 E. 12th St., Stillwater, OK 74074 or Strode Funeral Home, 610 S. Duncan St., Stillwater, Okla., also in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via strodefh.­com.

• james l. “jim” ottensmeier, 68, of Marion, and employed as a metal fabricator, died March 13 at his home.

A memorial service was held March 18 at Claney Ceme­tery in rural Marion.

He was born April 1, 1948, to Levern and Martha (Han­sen) Ottensmeier at Marion. On May 23, 1970, he was married to Jo Ann Looney, who survives.

He also is survived by children Michael (Leah) Ottensmeier, Tami (Jeff) Williams and Keith (Mor­gan) Ottensmeier, all of Marion, and sister, Anita (Ottensmeier) Schill of El Dorado.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

• elnora d. reiswig siemens, 94, died March 12 at Lexington Park Nursing Home, Topeka.

The service was March 16 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 22, 1923, to Clark and Martha (Schlotthauer) Johnston at Marion. In 1940, she was married to Marion Reiswig, who predeceased her in 1982. She later was married to Arnold Siemens, who also predeceased her.

Survivors include Larry Reiswig and wife Jolene of Topeka; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International and sent in care of Zeiner Fu­ne­r­al Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.