Deaths (September 14, 2016)

• derrel r. dye, 76, of Marion, with a career in the U.S. Army, died Sept. 6 as the re­sult of a fall.

A memorial graveside service was Sept. 12 at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born April 22, 1940, to Leslie and Ora Mae (Knight) Dye at Red Oak, Okla. On Nov. 16, 1973, he was married to Gabriele Rolf, who survives.

Other survivors include children Felicitas Dye of Los Angeles, Calif., Patrick and wife Sarah Dye of Marion and Jameson Dye of Marion; sister Dorothy Baker of California; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice and sent in care of Zeiner Fu­ner­al Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, in charge of arrangements.

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• Johelen a. fincham, 96, of Baldwin City, retired secretary for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, died Sept. 4 at Vintage Park Assisted Liv­ing Community.

She was born Oct. 4, 1919, to William and Minnie Mae (Shorten) Bird at Fort Scott.

Her husbands, Merle Barnes, Herb Beeman and Dean Fincham, all predeceased her.

Survivors include children Richard E. and wife Roanne Barnes of Mequon, Wis., Gregory T. and wife Pam of Santa Fe, N.M., and Debra and husband Norman Thole of Spring Hill; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Burial was at Marion Ceme­tery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Asso­ci­ation.

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• Duane dean hamm, 84,died Aug. 31 in Hillsboro.

The service was Sept. 3 at Durham Baptist Church in Durham. A graveside service was at Durham Park Cemetery.

He was born to Edward and Bertha (Hill) Hamm at Hillsboro. On March 26, 1931, he was married to Shirley Gates Tucker, who survives.

Other survivors include children Charlene and husband Greg Thiessen of McPherson, Myron and wife Kim Hamm of Texhoma, Texas, and Cherie and husband Tim Goossen of Hillsboro; son-in-law Albert Christenson of Wichita; brother Marvin and wife Joyce Hamm of Wells; sister Florence Hett of Hillsboro; brother-in-laws Bob and wife Dorothy Gates and Harold and wife Iva Gates; sister-in-law Venita and Dee Waggo­n­er; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews and friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, also in charge of arrangements.

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• Elmo rahe, 86, AMPI plant superintendent, died Sept. 11 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

A celebration of life service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with by Pastor John Werner Officiating.

It’s planned for family to receive guests from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 18, 1929, to Emil and Clara (Rodehorst) Rahe in Palmer. Survivors include his wife, Louise Rahe of Hillsboro; daughters Mitchlyn and Jim Schroeder of McPherson, Susan and Kyle Lorenc of Russell, Connie and Eddie Weber of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Rahe of Salina; and a sister, Marlene Smith of Junction City.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Salem Home in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

• marjorie b. sand­well, 93, a homemaker of Marion, died Sept. 6 at St. Luke Living Center in Mar­­ion.

A memorial service was Sept. 9 at Valley United Methodist Church in Mar­ion. Burial was at Marion Ce­me­tery.

She was born April 15, 1923, to Alvin A. and Edna Mae (Decker) Unruh at Logan Township in Marion County. On Feb. 17, 1944, she was married to John Bau­man Jr., who predeceased her on Jan. 17, 1976. She was remarried on Aug. 18, 1984, to Ed R. Sandwell, who predeceased her June 27, 2004.

Survivors include children Linda and husband Charles Zadow of O’Fallon, Mo., and John D. “JD” Bau­man of Marion; stepson John and wife Judy Sand­well of Evansville, Ind.; siblings James and wife Georgia Unruh of Canton, Cleason Unruh of Wilsonville, Ore., and LeAnna Minear of Marion; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Valley United Methodist Church of St. Luke Living Center and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, in charge of all arrangements.

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• william r. spaich II, 58, a truck driver, logger and serviceman for United Towers, died Aug. 31 at his home in rural Canton.

A private memorial service will be at a later time.

He was born Jan. 25, 1958, to William RogerI and Geraldine Emily (Paulson) Spaich at Bradford Pa. He was married to LaRita Dryer, but later divorced. On June 19, 1982, he was married to Wilma Jean “Billie” Hart, who predeceased him Oct. 6, 2009.

Survivors include daughter Heather Spaich (Cletis Ellington) of Lehigh; mother of Clinton, Ill.; brothers Steve Spaich of Ponca City, Okla., Jim Spaich of Bellingham, Wash., and Brad and Michael Spaich, both of McPherson; sister Judi Miller of McPherson and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Grandchildren’s Education Fund and sent in care of Olson’s Mortuary, 139 Main St., Canton, KS 67428.