Deaths (Nov. 20, 2013)

? Margaret ?Peg? Edwardson, 88, died Nov. 17 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church, Marion.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, also at the church.
She was born Nov. 20, 1924, near Atchison. On Jan. 18, 1947, she was married to Ralph Edwardson, who predeceased her in 1978.
Survivors include sons Mike of Reno, Nev., Dennis of Green Valley, Ariz., Paul of Santa Barbara, Calif., Tom of Wichita and Andy of McPherson; daughter Carol Anderson of Baldwin City; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, is in charge of arrangements.

? Dora M. Holub, 89, died Nov. 12 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
The service was Nov. 16 at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church of Marion.
Burial was at Pilsen Cemetery.
She was born March 21, 1924, to Earl and Alma (Hotze) Thomas at Amorita, Okla. On Jan. 12, 1948, she was married to Theo Holub, who predeceased her.
Survivors include daughters Jeannie and Don Vinduska of Lincolnville; Meg and Bob Grochowsky of Topeka and Mary and Kyle Davis of Texarkana, Ark.; sons Steve and Virginia of Newton, John of Udall and Bill of Garden Plain; sister Ruby Holub of Marion; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Father Emil Kapaun Fund or the Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? Eunice (Geis) Klein, 97, died Nov. 12, at Lenexa.
The funeral was Nov. 19 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.
She was born Oct. 16, 1916, to Ed and Leah Geis at Durham. On Aug. 2, 1941, she was married to Edward Klein, who predeceased her in 1998.
Survivors include daughter Kathy Cannon of Shawnee; sister Betty Meier of Newton; two grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? Jerry J. Olsen, 78, a farmer, truck driver and employee of Aulne Grain, died Nov. 17 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Aulne United Methodist Church, 1405 Pawnee Road, Marion.
He was born March 2, 1935, to Clyde and Clara Druse Olsen at Marion. On Nov. 3, 1963, he was married to Joyce Klein, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Terry of Marion and James of Peabody; daughter Sherry Kaufman of Hillsboro; brothers Bill of Lincolnville and Harold of Newton; sister Georgia Richards of Columbus, Ga., and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Aulne United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? Ella M. Klassen Schmidt, 105, a homemaker and known for her wedding cakes, died Nov 15 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, with pastors Wendy Miller and Amy Nissley Stauffer officiating.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 22 at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery in Goessel.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home in Hesston.
She was born March 6, 1908, to Peter J. and Maria (Fehdrau) Klassen at rural Goessel. In August 1927, she was married to Ernst J. Schmidt, who predeceased her.
Survivors include children Darlene Thiessen of Inman, Laura Flaming of North Newton, Melvin Dean and Charlotte Schmidt, Hyattsville, Md., DeVera and Wiley Wenger, Beaver?ton, Ore., and DuMont and Barbara Schmidt, Blue Mounds, Wis., 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samari?tan Fund at Schowalter Villa and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.

? Mary Thiessen, 104, died Nov. 7 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.
The service was Nov. 13 at Parkview Church in Hillsboro.
She was born Jan. 21, 1909, to Gerhard M. and Helena (Klassen) Warkentin in rural Lehigh. Her husband, Jake D. Thiessen, predeceased her in 1998.
Survivors include sons James W. and Joyce Thies?sen of rural Hillsboro, Linden W. and Dorie Thiessen of rural Hillsboro; daughter Enid G. and Jerry W. Cady of Marion; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Parkside Home or Parkview Church Missions and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Online condolences may be made at www.jostfuneralhome.com.

? Richard Van Buren, 82, formerly of Clements, employed with Santa Fe Railroad, died Nov. 12, at Newton Medical Center in Newton.
The service was Nov. 16 at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls.
He was cremated and burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence at a later date.
He was born Jan. 31, 1931, to Robert and Stella Piper Van Buren at Florence. On July 5, 1955, he was married to Mary Rachel Stackley, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Richard R. Van Buren and Gerald D. Van Buren, both of Emporia; daughter Sandra J. Van Buren of Cedar Point; brothers Harold L. Van Buren of Wichita and Ronald Van Buren of Texas; sisters Genevieve Wacker of Wichita, Bonnie Romack of Edmond, Okla., Aldonnda Michal of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Winifred Jones of Oklahoma, and two grandchildren.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.
Condolence messages may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

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