Deaths (Nov. 14, 2012)


? ellen e. darrow, 93,

co-owner and bookkeeper of Aulne Grain, died Nov. 12 at her home in Marion.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Aulne United Methodist Church, 140th and Pawnee, rural Marion.

Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 15, 1918, to John and Rena (Conyers) Hett near Marion. On Jan. 1, 1942, she was married to Lloyd L. Darrow, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Jim and Kaye and Bill and Debbi, all of Marion; brother Jim and Carol Hett of Marion; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and sisters-in-laws Jackie Hett and Betty Darrow Mull.

Memorials may be made to Aulne United Methodist Church, Marion City Library or Marion County Home Care and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? John d. hett, 82,

a farmer and business owner, died Nov. 10 in Marion.

The service was Nov. 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Marion, with pastor Josh Wesner officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born April 4, 1930, to John and Rena (Conyers) Hett in rural Marion. On Sept. 4, 1953, he was married to Kathryn Popp, who predeceased him in 2000.

Survivors include sons Ed and Jean of Wichita, Eldon and Rhonda and Dave and Michele, all of Marion; daughters Debra and Wayne Geis of Durham and Janet and Bruce Plank of Marion; sister Ellen Darrow; brother Jim and Carol of Marion; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or St. Luke Foundation for a nursing scholarship and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? cleda louise meyer, 71,

a university instructor of nursing, died Nov. 7 at her home in Alma.

The service was Nov. 9 at Parkerville Baptist Church, White City, with pastor Bob Strom officiating. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Latimer.

She was born Feb. 3, 1941, to Oscar A. and Fern (Harrison) Copple at Fayette County, Ill. On Aug. 26, 1962, she was married to John F. Meyer, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Mark and Marsha Meyer of Hillsboro, Brian Meyer of Wichita and Erie Meyer of Austin, Texas; daughters Toni Svitak and Terri Meyer of Herington; brothers Glenn and Sylvia Copple of Lakeland, Fla., and Earl and Paula Copple of Arlington Heights, Ill.; sister Lorna and Marlin McFarren of Topeka; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Morris County Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

Online messages may be sent to the family via:

? james a. ?jim? scherer, 81,

a self-employed certified public accountant, died Nov. 5 at Pine Village in Moundridge.

Cremation has taken place with a private burial scheduled for a later date.

He was born Sept. 18, 1931, to Mathias and Nellie (Robinson) Scherer at Newton. He was married to Dee Dee Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Susan and Roger Boesker of Inman and Jackie and Randy Regier of McPherson; brother John Scherer of Midland, Texas, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to McPherson County Food Bank and sent in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, P.O. 410, Moundridge, KS 67107.

? kathleen ?kathy? s. schmidt, 67,


died Nov. 12 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 Chisholm Trail Road, rural Newton, with pastors Phil Schmidt and Karen Andres officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel.

She was born Nov. 6, 1945, to Rudy and Luella (Funk) Schmidt in Goessel.

Survivors include step-mother Nola K. Schmidt of Milford, Neb.; brother Jim and Diana Schmidt of Goessel; sister Mary and Todd Ulsaker of McPherson; sister-in-law Jo Ann Schmidt of Newton; step-brother Jerry and Marci Kremer of Seward, Neb.; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.

? kenneth eldon thiesen SR., 76,

a retired farmer, died Nov. 9 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Doland United Methodist Church, 202 N. Fourth St. West, Doland, S.D., with pastor Kris Larson officiating. He was cremated and burial will be at a later date.

He was born March 31, 1936, to Daniel and Esther (Franz) Thiesen in Goessel. On July 28, 1957, he was married to Linda Jansen, who survives.

Other survivors include children Kenneth Jr. ?Kenny? and Lona Thiesen of Minot, N.D., David Thiesen of Doland, Danny Thiesen of Watertown and Jonathon Thiesen of Flandreau, S.D.; siblings Lucille and Palmer Base of Tampa, Evelena and Bob Androes of Walton and Alvin and Ann Thiesen and Geneva Prych, all of Newton; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Thelen Funeral Home, 101 East Seventh Ave., Redfield, S.D., is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via:

? dalina k. winter, 40,

an elementary school teacher, formerly of Hillsboro, died Nov. 2, at the Hospice and Community Care Center in Lancaster, Pa.,

The memorial service was Nov. 10 at the New Danville Campus of Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School, with pastors Brian Miller and Jean Lengacher officiating.

A private burial was in Kansas.

She was born in Hillsboro to Jean L. (Unruh) Winter of Hillsboro and the late Warren C. Winter.

Survivors include her mother; brother Kevin Winter of Hillsboro; sister Krista Winter of Carthage, Mo.; cousin Heather and Brian Miller and their three children and uncle and aunt Norman and Gloria Winter, also of Hillsboro.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, ?For Work in Kenya,? P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500 or to Sunnyside Mennonite Church for ?Kairos Scholarship Fund,? P.O. Box 10041, Lancaster, PA 17605.

Condolences may be sent to:

Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa.

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