Deaths (November 15, 2017)

• ERMA JUNE YADON NELLANS, 91, of Peabody, died Nov. 12 at her home.

A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Baker Funeral Home Peabody.

She was born on May 13, 1926, to Cleo and Arthur Yadon in Morris, Okla. On April 18, 1948, she was married to Glenn Nellans, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Martin and (Alice) Nellans of Peabody, Dave and (Marti) Nellans of Burns and Dale and (Kim) Nellans of Peabody; sister Geraldine Glenn of Peabody; sister-in-law Delores Girk of Newton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the Peabody Park playground equipment. Make checks payable to Peabody Hearts 4 Heart Park.

• HELEN SCHMIDT, 93, a school teacher, died Nov. 12 at Hillsboro Community Hospital.

A celebration of life service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Parkview Church in Hillsboro. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

She was born March 7, 1924, to John and Anna (Siebert) Thiessen at Inman. On June 3, 1947, she was married to Eldon Schmidt, who predeceased her in 2009.

Survivors include a son, Allen Schmidt of Wichita; daughters Laura (Terry) Lautt of Hutchinson and Donna (Dave) Terrell of Lehigh; sisters Martha Loewen of Newton, Menda Kliewer of Inman and Ann Penner of Garden City; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Parkview Church or Navigators in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at

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