Deaths (Oct. 19, 2011)


• CRAIG LEON “SPOOK” INLOW, 61,

a machine painter, died Oct. 14 in Florence.

No services are planned at this time.

He was born Dec. 3, 1949, to Paul and Margaret Betty Holdeman Inlow in Emporia. On Aug. 24, 1983, he was married to Judy Inlow, who survives.

Other survivors include his mother of Florence; brother Jeff and Kathy Inlow of Florence; one niece and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas in Newton and donations may be sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114, N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS 66866.

• HELEN JANE KLASSEN, 93,

retired elementary school teacher, died Oct. 10 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services were Oct. 15, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro, with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating. Burial was at Springfield Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Sept. 9, 1918, to Jacob C. and Katherine (Thiessen) Willems in Ingalls. On Oct. 6, 1940, she was married to Abraham S. Klassen, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Lynell Klassen of Omaha, Neb.; daughters Laurel Kauffman of Kansas City, Mo., and Shirley Baltzer of Lehigh; brother Ed Willems of Goddard; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee and donations may be sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Condolences may be sent to the family via: jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

• IRENE A. RATZLOFF, 82,

a retired St. Luke Hospital cook, died Oct. 11 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were Oct. 15 at Alexanderfeld Church of God in Christ Mennonite, 180th and Holly Road, Hillsboro.

She was born Feb. 27, 1929, to Maurice and Mary Knust Ducommun in Peabody. On June 13, 1950, she was married to Perry Ratzloff, who survives.

Other survivors include children Lloyd and Debbie of Lehigh, Colleen Loyles of Halstead, Marlys and Tom Plett of Hillsboro, Curtis of Marion, D’Elda and Vaughn Juhnke of Moundridge, Victor Ratzloff and Margo Yates of Marion, Stuart of Marion and Trudy and Lind­ley Slifer of Marion; siblings Junior Ducommun of Valley Center; Mary Lou Hazlett of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Judy McDonald of Edgewater, Colo.; Norma Teston of Reidsville, Ga.; and Ann Britton of Florence; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alexanderfeld Sewing Circle or Hope Valley School and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.


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