Deaths (Sept. 25, 2013)

? Marna Sara Voth Abrahams, 91, a homemaker of Goessel, died Sept. 16.

A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, 891 Chisholm Trail Road, Newton, with pastor Phil Schmidt officiating.

Burial will be at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 8, 1922, to Henry F. and Elizabeth Schmidt Voth in Goessel. On Oct. 14, 1941, she was married to Willis ?Bill? Abrahams, who predeceased her Oct. 30, 2005.

Survivors include sons Russ and Barb of Goessel, Rod and Ilona of Goessel and Ryan and Daria of Kintnersville, Pa., daughters Marnette and Ronald Hatchett of rural Newton, Carol Abrahams and Terry Holtz of Goessel; brother Ernie Voth of Buffalo Mills, Pa., sisters Lila Harris of Goessel and Norma Martinez of Goessel, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tabor Bible School Fund or Goessel Community Foundation and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

? Ruby Ann Hefley, 91, died Sept. 22 in Hillsboro.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St., Hillsboro, with pastor Morita Truman officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro.

She was born Aug. 3, 1922, to Henry and Matilda (Schmidt) Bartel in Hillsboro. On Oct. 19, 1947, she was married to Maynard (H.V.) Hefley, who predeceased her in 2004.

Survivors include sons Jim and Leanna Hefley of Hillsboro and Jon and Sonja Hefley of rural Marion; daughter Deborah and Vince Collier of Newton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Senior Center Meals on Wheels, Hillsboro UMC Children?s Ministry or Hillsboro Public Library Children?s Programs and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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? Harold G. Klassen, 82, employed at AGCO for 42 years, died Sept. 17 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

A memorial service was held Saturday at the Hesston Mennonite Church, with pastors John Murray and Amy Nissley Stauffer officiating.

He was born May 7, 1931, to Gustav and Martha Nickel Klassen in Goessel. On May 7, 1956, he was married to Joanne Elizabeth Nikkel, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Thomas and Carolyn of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bryce of Phoenix, Ariz., and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Hesston Mennonite Church and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.

? Gary Dean Pepperd, 70, a retired service technician, of Canton, died Sept. 22 at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Coldwater.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main St., Canton.

He was born Oct. 6, 1942, to Merle and Leona (Jordon) Pepperd at Meade.

Memorials may be made to the Canton American Legion Post No. 192 and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

? Donna J. Seifert, 79, employed at Hannaford Abstract in Marion, died Sept 22 at the Cedars in McPherson.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Strassburg Baptist Church in rural Marion.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Marion Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

She was born Sept. 13, 1934, to Milton and Hazel Hawbecker Stenzel at Marion.

Survivors include sons Brad of Junction City and Barry of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters Teresa Loney of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Lisa of Kansas City, and Janice and Melinda Seifert of McPherson; sisters Neva Winsky of Springfield, Mo., and Naomi Babb of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Strassburg Baptist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? Martin J. Sklenar, 53, of Mulvane, employed with law enforcement agencies, died Sept. 17 at his home.

A graveside service was Sept. 20, at Pilsen Cemetery.

Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, is handling arrangements.

He was born Oct. 15, 1959, to Donald and Betty (McVicker) Sklenar in Marion.

He had served his country with the United States Air Force. He had worked for the Andover Police, the Butler County Sheriff?s office, and later worked as a security officer.

He is survived by his mother; a sister, Rita VanOrden (Gary) of Mulvane; a niece Heather Konklin and her children: Dustin and Miah all of Mulvane.

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