Deaths (March 30, 2010)

? Marjorie May Bandy

92, a homemaker and oilfield business owner of Canton, died March 25 at McPherson Care Center in McPherson.

Services were March 29 at Canton Christian Church, 111 Fifth St. Burial was in Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born June 22, 1917, to Ira Rudy and Gertrude Zuck Heckard in Landess, Ind. On June 29, 1946, she was married to Paul L. Bandy, who predeceased her in 2005.

Survivors include sons R.M. ?Butch? and Jenny Coons of Rimrock, Ariz.; Terry P. and Toni Bandy of McPherson and Richard L. and Gail Bandy of Canton; brother James Heckard of McPherson; sister Peggy and Alvin Soukup of Pampa, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Canton Christian Church and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.


? George L. Blaylock

88, U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, died March 25 at Memorial Hospital in McPher?son.

Services were Monday at the Canton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Canton Township Cemetery with military rites.

He was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Franklin and Gertrude (Ross) Blaylock in Bushton. On Sept. 28, 1948, he was married to Juanita Greenwood, who predeceased him March 19, 2006.

Survivors include son Kent Blaylock of Wichita; daughter Karla and Raymond Stewart of McPherson; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.


? Marcella Frances Martin Bruce

93, former owner of the Hillsboro Star-Journal, died March 23 at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt.

Services were March 26, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St., with pastor Charles Grant officiating. A private burial followed.

She was born Aug. 12, 1916, to Wallace Perry and Ida Camille (Tripp) Martin in Pino Grande, Calif. On June 28, 1941, she was married to Kenneth Baird ?Bud? Bruce, who predeceased her in 1999.

Survivors include son Skip and Lois Bruce of Pratt; daughter Marcia and Glenn Wieder?stein of Angel Fire, N.M.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro United Methodist Church, Kansas Press Association or South Wind Hospice, and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washing?ton St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via


? Mary Franz

103, of Hillsboro, died Monday, March 29, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.

Visita?tion is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., also in charge of arrangements.

More details will appear on the Hillsboro Free Press Web news,? and in next week?s April 7 edition of the Free Press.


? Catherine ?Cathy? M. Holub

54, of Tampa, died March 28 at Via Christi?St. Francis in Wichita, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today (March 31) at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen. Burial will be in Pilsen Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 15, 1955, to Gerald and Irmagene (Deines) Franta. She graduated from Centre High School. On March 3, 1984, she was married to Kenneth Holub, who survives.

She worked for KVC Behaviorial Health Care of Newton, and previously worked for Social Rehabilitation Services.

She voluteered for many organizations and was a foster parent for many years.

Other survivors include children Amber, 13, Steven, 10, and Rosalie, 9, all of Tampa; her mother Irmagene Franta-Goodman of Herington; sisters Karen and Stephen Mick of Minneapolis; Debbie and Bob Gillett of Marion; and Lori and Kyle Clawson of Ellinwood; stepbrothers Vernon Goodman of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Danny Goodman of Phoenix, Ariz.; Brad Goodman of Wichita; and David Goodman of Olathe; 96 foster children and one foster grandchild.

Memorials may be made to The Ken and Cathy Holub children’s education fund and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861.


? Marlys Mae Voran

80, a homemaker and farm wife in Goessel, died March 21 at Bethesda Home, Goessel.

The graveside service was March 25, at the Hopefield Mennonite Church Cemetery near Moundridge.

She was born March 25, 1929, to Peter E. and Anna (Graber) Kaufman in McPherson County. On June 8, 1952, she was married to Ted R. Voran, who predeceased her in 2005.

In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked as a bank teller, nurse aide and secretary in Newton, McPherson and Denver, Colo. She was a member of First Mennonite Church of McPher?son and active in music ministries, especially bell choir.

Survivors include children Gene and Kay Voran of Hutchinson; Kent and Denise Voran of Stillwater, Minn.; Randal and Ginny Voran of McPherson; Denise and Kevin Goertzen of Goessel; sister-in-law Arlene and Alvin Huxman of Pretty Prairie; one niece and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee in McPherson and sent in care of Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Marion goes 0-2 at Sedgwick
Coming off a 4-1 performance at the Belle Plaine tournament last week,...
Read More