Deaths (Oct. 24, 2012)


? geneva elaine bartel, 86,


homemaker and volunteer, died Oct. 17 at Newton Medical Center.

The memorial service was Oct. 21, at Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Robert Yutzy officiating. A private burial was at Goessel Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 13, 1926, to Menno and Edna Epp Dirksen at Moundridge. On Sept. 4, 1947, she was married to Otto Bartel, who predeceased her in 2004.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol and husband Ron Hartzler of Wichita, Bev and husband Roger Claassen of Plymouth, Neb., and Jolene Dirksen of Newton; a brother, Larry and wife Marybeth Dirksen of Anaheim, Calif.; sister-in-law Francis Dirksen of Marion; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Nursing Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

? Jeannette d. bentz, 48,

a regional accounting manager, of Prairie Village, died of cancer Oct. 19 at Kansas City (Mo.) Hospice House.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. John?s Lutheran Church, 220 Sixth St., Lincolnville.

Visitation, with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

She was born to Clinton and Elaine Young Bentz at Hillsboro.

Survivors include: her mother of Emporia; a brother, Tim Bentz of Marion and a sister, Cyndi and husband Dale Smith of Lebo.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas City Hospice House or Susan G. Komen for the Cure and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? Harold h. conyers, 84,

a retired welding crew chief, died Oct. 20 at Marion Assisted Living.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion.

Visitation with family will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

He was born Aug. 11, 1928, to James P. and Anna K. Hayen Conyers at Marion. On Nov. 20, 1964, he was married to Vivian I. Klein, who survives.

Other survivors include children Wayne and Mary Ann Conyers of McPherson, Randy Conyers of Goddard and Melanie and David Northcutt of Wichita; sisters Bessie Bass of Superior, Neb., Bernice Stucky of Wichita and Louise Grubb of Shreveport, La.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Eastmoor United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? Leonard schmidt, 87,


retired U.S. Postal Service employee of Salina, died Oct. 18.

Services were Oct. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, Salina.

Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park in Salina.

He was born June 19, 1925, to Benjamin B. rand Agnes Woldt Schmidt at Hillsboro. On Aug. 25, 1953, he was married to Dannette Ellen Strand, who predeceased him in 2002.

Survivors include daughter Leannette Montgomery of Salina; son Benjamin Schmidt of Enid, Okla.; sister Marjorie Penner of Green River, Wyo.; one grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and sent in care of Ryan Mor?tuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina, KS 67401. ? JUNE ESTHER HEINZE WARKENTIN, 88, retired office manager and homemaker of Reedley, Calif., died Oct. 14 at Sierra View Homes in Reedley.

She was born April 25, 1924, in Hillsboro to Andrew and Mollie (Steinert) Heinze. On Dec. 29, 1946, she was married to Ervin John Warkentin, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three sons, Don and wife Janet of Dinuba, Calif., John and wife Geri and Tim and wife Janet, both of Reedley; a brother, Robert Heinze and wife Vivian of Visalia, Calif.; a sister, Norma Goetz of Puyallup, Wash.; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

? Ida lucille wyss, 84,

a pianist at area churches, died Oct. 19 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were Oct. 23, at Ebenezer Methodist Church, rural Burns.

She was born April 12, 1928, to James Luther and Gladys (Merrell) Phillips at Newton. On Sept. 22, 1946, she was married to Richard L. Wyss, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Sandra and Terry Rodgers of Garden City, Richard Jr. and Darla Wyss of Newton, Marvin and Paula Wyss of Marion and Jeff and Lynda Wyss of Florence; siblings Bob Phillips of Hillsboro, Beverly Lefever and Kenneth Phillips, both of El Dorado, and Dorothy Koehn of Newton; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Rivercross Hospice, Wichita, and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence, KS 66851.

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