Deaths (May 6, 2009)

Esther Funk


Esther Funk, 82, a homemaker and librarian at Hillsboro Public Library, died May 2 at her residence in Newton.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at First Church of the Nazarene with pastor Peggy Voth officiating. Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton.

She was born May 12, 1926, to John L. and Sarah (Wiens) Martin in Corn, Okla. On May 29, 1945, she was married to Harry Roy Funk, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Dwayne and Leona Funk of Clinton, Okla. and Kenneth Funk of Destrehan, La.; daughters Peggy and Dennis Voth of Calgary, Canada and Maxine Kirkpatrick of Wichita; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.


Linda Johnson


Linda Joy Johnson, 39, of rural Hillsboro, who was employed with a Newton insurance company, died Tuesday, April 28, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services were held Saturday at the Canton Christian Church, 111 N. Fifth St, Canton. Burial was in the Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born March 25, 1970, to Richard and Naomi Sue (Weaver) Morris. On Feb. 12, 1993, she was married to Ty Johnson, who survives.

Other survivors include children Tanner Lane, Lakyn Tylin and Lynne Taylor, all of rural Hillsboro; parents Dick and Naomi Morris of Hillsboro; sister Paula Lynne and Steve Gann of Beggs, Okla.; parents-in-law Lee and Genie Swenson of Lindsborg and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Canton Christian Church or the Lehigh Fire Department and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428.

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