Deaths (October 26, 2016)

• judith c. “judy” creamer, 69, of Florence, a beautician and cook, died Oct. 16 at St. Luke Hospital, Marion.

The graveside service was Oct. 21 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.

She was born Sept. 17, 1947, to Lawrence and Virginia (Duggins) Learned at Hutchinson. On July 14, 1979, she was married to Larry Creamer, who survives.

She also is survived by children Jeffrey and wife Melissa Benjamin of Hous­ton, Texas, and Jenny Creamer of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; stepsons Willie Cream­er of Salina and Harley and wife Louise Creamer of Wells; three brothers David Learned of Kenner, La., James Learned of Thornton, Colo., and Larry Learned of Aurora, Colo.; and her grand­children and great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Ambulance Service and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

• Roxann “Jo” Meeks, 58, a homemaker of Herington, died Oct. 23 at Herington Municipal Hospital.

Cremation has already taken place, and a private family service is scheduled.

She was born March 16, 1960, to David and Arletta “Jodie” (Meeks) Weckerly at Oakland, Calif.

She is survived by husband Dave Ruhl of Herington, children Mike Riddle and wife Monika of Budapest, Hungary, Donald Stevens and wife Teresa of Las Vegas, Nev., Courtney Kersey of Beatrice, Neb., Craig Ruhl and wife Laura of Manhattan and Amanda Williams of Axtell; 11 grandchildren and niece Angel Lawhorn of Topeka.

Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, is handling arrangements, and online condolences can be left at

Katie Funk Wiebe

• Katie funk wiebe, 92, well-known Mennonite author, teacher, mentor, historian and speaker, formerly of Hillsboro, died Oct. 23 in Wichita.

The memorial service will be Jan. 20 at Lor­raine Ave­nue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine St., Wichita. Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

She was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Laird, Sas­katche­wan.

On Aug. 21, 1947, she was married to Walter Wiebe, who predeceased her in 1962.

Survivors include daughters Joanna and husband Tim Baer and Susan Wiebe; son James and wife Kathy Wiebe; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Katie Funk Wiebe Re­search Fund and sent in care of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, 1310 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3M 3Z6; Center for MB Studies at Tabor College, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, KS 67063; or Mennonite Central Committee, online at

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