Deaths (Oct. 3, 2012)


• randall burch, 83,

of Roxbury, died Sept. 28.

A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Evangelical Covenant Church, 102 S. Washington, Lindsborg. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, also at the church.

Burial was at Pleasantview Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 30, 1929, to Raymond and Jeannette Burch in Roxbury. He was married to Delores Burch, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Marsha and Brad Howe, Coleen Minns and Sandra and Daryl Brunsell; sons Kent and Debbie, Ron and Justin Susan Burch; brothers Clifford and Marilyn Burch of Lockport, N.Y. and Wendell and Karleen Burch of Gypsum; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of McPherson, 117 E. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460, or Evangelical Covenant Church Camp Fund.

• LUETTA A. ENNS, 84,

a homemaker, died Sept. 27 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services were Oct. 2 at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro, with pastor Jeff Wintermote officiating.

Burial was Oct. 2 at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 8, 1927, to C.R. and Martha (Funk) Duerksen in Goessel. On May 7, 1948, she was married to Lauren Enns, who survives.

Other survivors include son Jim and Brenda Enns of rural Hillsboro; daughters Kathy and Ken Goentzel of Harrisonville, Mo., Teresa and Jim Bernhardt of rural Marion and Sherri and Fletcher Sells of rural Marion; brothers Harlin Duerksen, Willis Duerksen and Gerald Duerksen; sister Irma Groening; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

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

• Donald vern gaston, 80,

retired from Krause Corp., died Sept. 25 in Hillsboro.

Services were Sept. 28, at Minnis Chapel, Stafford, with pastor Steve Gill officiating.

A memorial service was also Sept. 29 at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with pastor Susan Jantzen officiating.

He was born Dec. 4, 1931 to Glen L. and Helen (Leinweber) Gaston in Sylvia.

Survivors include sons Lonnie Gaston of Prattville, AL. Larry Gaston of Plevna; daughters Susan and Cris Lynette Nuyt of Red Bud, Ill., and Donita Gaston of Prattville, Ala.; companion Martha Krause and her children, Brian Klassen, LaNora Duerksen, Robert Klassen and Dan Klassen; brothers Alva Lee Gaston and Carl Gaston; sisters Glenda Fern Hooker, Arlene Gaston, Darla Rundell and Marilyn Hamilton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army or First Mennonite Church, both in care of Minnis Chapel, 125 N. Main St., Stafford, KS 67578.

• bertha goentzel, 94,

a housewife, died Oct. 1 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services were Oct. 6 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating.

Burial was at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 18, 1917, to Jacob and Helena (Schmidt) Unruh in rural Durham. On Aug. 21, 1940, she was married to Clarence Goentzel, who predeceased her.

Survivors include sons James and Marcia of Valley Center, Richard of Geuda Springs, Quinton and Linda of Chugiak, Alaska, Howard and Linda of Palmar, Alaska, and Douglas and Patsy of Anchorage, Alaska; daughters Sharon and Jim Bartel of Hillsboro and Carmen and Darral Schmidt of Newton; sister Ellagene Buller of Covina, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

• Pauline king, 90,

retired beautician, of Marion, died Sept. 29 at Asbury Park in Newton.

Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 20, 1921, to William H. and Edna Smith Stevens in Perrytown, Texas.

Survivors include son Robert Barnett; daughter Paulette Parker; brother E.C. Tennison of Texas; sister Evelyn Heikes of Colorado; daughter-in-law Carol Barnett Deakins of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many other family members.

Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm Street, Marion, KS 66861, was in charge of arrangements.

• joyce lacock, 72,

formerly of Marion and employed for many years at Hesston Corp., died Sept. 18 in Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service was Sept. 28, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 20, 1939, to Vern and Alma Brugh in Wichita. Her husband, Howard, predeceased her in 2010.

Survivors include sons Ronald and Robert Mounce and daughter Theresa Wunsch of Albuquerque.

• Art suderman, 80,

a farmer of Hillsboro, died Sept. 26 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

The service was Oct. 1 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hillsboro.

He was born May 6, 1932, to Dan M. and Edna (Harder) Suderman in Hillsboro. On Aug 12, 1954, he was married to Harriet Klaassen, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Glenn and Lynette Suderman of Garnett and David and Connie Suderman of Wichita; daughters Debi and Scott Foth of Kerman, Calif., Lori and Lou Thurston and Roxi and Ty Klein, all of Hillsboro; siblings Dale Suderman, Ron Suderman, and Elva Suderman, all of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to World Impact or Tabor College and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, in charge of arrangements.

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


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