Deaths (Sept. 26, 2012)


• Justin s. dicks, 30,

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of Wichita, died Sept. 16 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 29, at Northridge Friends Church, 2655 N. Bullinger St., Wichita.

Survivors include father John and Robin Dicks of Marion; mother Diane and Zane Miller of Valley Center; sisters and brothers Alisha and Rick Loerke, Olivia Dicks, Madison Dicks, Wesley Dicks, Natalie Shurley, Eric Shurley, Stephen Miller, Rebecca Miller, Deana Miller and many grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other family.

• gerald d. kelsey, 69, died Sept. 23 at Wichita.

Visitation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Marion Christian Church, 240 Elm St., Marion. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

• Donald A. Klassen, 84, retired hospital administrator, farmer and a longtime resident of Hills­boro, died Sept. 18 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

The service was Sept. 22 at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, followed by burial at the Alexan­der­wohl Cemetery in rural Goessel.

He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Abram and Elizabeth Klassen at Mountan Lake, Minn. On June 24, 1948, he was married to Lenora Friesen, who survives in Hillsboro.

He also is survived by: three sons, Marlo of Oakley, Myron and wife Shelley of Hesston and Sheldon and wife Beth of Moundridge; three daughters, Marlene and husband Royce McKitrick of Albuquerque, N.M., Sharon and husband Alan Boese of Lehigh and Sandra and husband Esch of Los Lunas, N.M.; two brothers, Harold and Loyal, both of Mountain Lake; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee. Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jost funeralhome.com.

• mildred “millie” marie (mock) pinkston, 90, a retired business owner, of Cottonwood Falls, died Sept. 16 at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls.

The memorial visitation was Sept. 20 at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry St., Cottonwood Falls. Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Point Cemetery near Cedar Point. She was cremated.

She was born July 27, 1922, to Charles and Lulu Lutt Mock in Homestead Community. On June 10, 1943, she was married to Hugh Ellis “Cobby” Pinkston, who predeceased her in November of 1981.

Survivors include daughters Linda Yette and Jolene Heathman, both of Cottonwood Falls; a brother William “Bill” Mock, of Kansas City; one grandson; two step-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Elmdale United Methodist Church or to an animal fund of the donor’s choice and sent in care of Brown-Bennett Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845. Condolences may be sent to brown-bennett-alexander.com.


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