Deaths (Sept. 11, 2013)

? Chris Gordon Cummings, 60, a retired history teacher in Hillsboro, died Sept. 6 at his home in Hutchinson after a lengthy battle with diabetes.

The funeral was Sept. 10 at Community Church of the Brethren, Hutchinson, with Marlo Oltman and Ed Switzer officiating.

Burial will be in Penwell Gabel Cemetery and Mauso?leum, Hutchinson.

He was born Dec. 28, 1952, to Chester G. and Eugenia M. (Eilts) Cummings at Hutchinson.

Survivors include his mother of Hutchinson; sister Judi and Hugh Swink of Lenexa; nephew Michael Swink of Arlington, Va., and niece Jaime Swink of Venice, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Community Church of the Brethren or Hutchinson Animal Shelter and sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Condolences may be sent to:

? Richard D. Harms, 87, a retired optician, died Sept. 7 at his home in North Newton.

A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Springfield Ceme?tery, rural Goessel.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 W. Randall St., with pastor Brad Burkholder officiating.

He was born Jan. 31, 1926, to W.W. and Anna Thiessen Harms at Hope. On Aug. 22, 1950, he was married to Wanda Heinrichs, who survives.

Other survivors include son Ron and Gwenna of Great Bend; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; brothers Wilmer of North Newton, Verden and Pauline of Hillsboro and sister Eflrieda Thomas of Lincoln, Neb.

Memorials may be made to Kidron Bethel or Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

? Ivan E. Miller, 91, owner and operator of Miller Funeral Home, died Sept. 8 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main St., with pastor John C. Murray officiating.

Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery in Hesston.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednes?day, Sept. 11, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 N. Lan?caster, Hesston.

He was born Aug. 10, 1922, to Sol J. and Bertha Beachy Miller in Wellman, Iowa. On June 19, 1952, he was married to Floris Jantz, who predeceased him Nov. 24, 2006.

Survivors include daughter Phyllis Miller of Arling?ton, Va.

Memorials may be made to the Mennonite Mission Network or Mennonite Cen?tral Committee and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

? Edna Prieb, 88, of Lehigh, died Sept. 2 at Linds?borg Community Hospital.

The service was Sept. 5 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hills?boro, with pastor Clark Davis officiating.

She was born April 14, 1925, to Karl and Marie (Janke) Klatt rural Canton. On April 1, 1945, she was married to Levi Prieb, who predeceased her in 1988.

Survivors include: three sons, Gary and Delores Prieb of Hesston, Alan and Kathy Prieb of Canton and Glen and Sharon Prieb of rural Lehigh; one daughter, Judy Hill and Richard Krueger of Morrowville; one brother, Leroy and Evelyn Klatt of Canton; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Lindsborg Community Hos?pital and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Wash?ington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

? Beatrice Virginia Friesen Sawatzky, 88, of Corn, Okla., died Aug. 31.

The funeral was Sept. 3 at Corn Menno?nite Brethren Church with pastor Tim Sandy and Jim Sawatzky officiating. Burial followed in the Corn Menno?nite Cemetery, south of Corn.

She was born May 7, 1922, to Dietrich W. and Agnes (Wohlgemuth) Frie?sen in Owasso, Okla. On Sept. 18, 1953, she was married to Edwin Sawatzky, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Donna Friesen of Newton, and Claudia ?Bea? Friesen of Hilliard, Ohio, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Corn MB Church Cater?ing, 100 W. Main St., Corn, OK 73024.

? Nathan Wedel, 95, of Tampa, died Sept. 7 at Abilene.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro.

Family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro.

He was born June 4, 1918, to John and Nettie (Jantz) Wedel in rural Tampa. He was predeceased by his spouses, Betty Wedel in 1964, and Myrtle Wedel in 2009.

Survivors include sons Larry and Nancy of rural Tampa, Douglas and Mona of Quebec, Canada, Steve and Cindy of Abilene, Curtis and Joy of rural Durham, and Monte and Mary of Westmoreland; daughter, Mona and Dale Koop of rural Abilene; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Ranch at Quebec and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made online to

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