Deaths (March 9, 2016)

Vera Diener
Vera Diener
? vera (loucks) diener, 93, died Jan. 24 at Maple Lawn Manor in Hydro, Okla.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, at Spring Valley Men?no?n?ite Church, Canton.

She was born July 30, 1922, to Joseph S. and Clara (Bitikofer) Loucks at Canton. On Nov. 13, 1945, she was married to Jesse S. Diener, who predeceased her in 1996.

Survivors include daughters Phyllis and husband Robert Stutzman of Wea?ther?ford, Okla., and Shirley and husband Lonnie Barker of Goshen, Ind.; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Flowers may be brought to the Monday memorial service or memorials may be made to Gideon Inter?na?tional, Clinton Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 281, Clinton, OK 73601 or Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200.

? sylvia jane rempel froese, 82, of Newton, died Feb. 29 at Rolling Hills Care Center, Catoosa, Okla.

The service is at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Eden Mennonite Church in Inola, Okla.

She was born Feb. 21, 1934, to Leonhard B. and Irene Bartel Rempel.

Survivors include son Lonnie Gene and wife Karen Froese of Chouteau, Okla.; daughters Ann Lynette Froese Collins of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Barbara Sue Froese and husband Michael Koenig of Inola, Okla.; sister Dilores Fay Rempel and husband Lee Suderman of North Newton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and cousins, nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to Eden Mennonite Church Hope Center, 21905 E. 600 Road, Inola, OK 74036.

? donald e. ?don? nightengale, 80, a retired farmer and rancher former?ly in the Flo?rence area, died March 3 at Asbury Park, Newton.

The service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, Newton. Burial will be at Buttrns Cemetery.

He was born April 15, 1935, to Sam and Della (Luginbill) Nightengale at Canton. On Sept. 20, 1955, he was married to Twylah Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Peggy and husband Doug Leitzen of Ma?ren?go, Ill., Janet and hus?band Bud Turner of Eureka and Carol Nighten?gale of Topeka; siblings Marvin and wife Sherol Nightengale of Burns and Barbara Moore of Wi?chi?ta; five grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd Hospice, or the Burns Alumni Scholarship and sent in care of Zeiner Fu?ner?al Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

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

? james k. thomas, 54, of Canton, died March 2 at McPherson Hospital, Mc?Pherson.

The service was March 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Burial was at Canton Township Ceme?tery.

He was born Dec. 18, 1961, to Kenneth R. and Judith E. (Heim) Thomas at Mound?ridge. On Feb. 18, 1984, he was married to Marcy Naegele. They later divorced.

Survivors include daughter Saige Thomas (Chad Becker); his parents; sister Julie Carbonneau; one grand?son and nieces, ne?phews, aunts, uncles and cous?ins.

Memorials may be made to the James Thomas Me?mo?rial Fund and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Can?ton, KS 67428.