Deaths (Week of April 23, 2008)

Martin Klenda, 94

Martin B. Klenda, 94, retired farmer, died April 19 at Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

Rosary was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the church.

He was born Jan. 31, 1914, to Jacob J. and Josephine (Stika) Klenda in rural Marion County. On June 15, 1937, he was married to Magdalen Tajchman, who predeceased him.

Survivors include nine sons, Martin of Beloit, Ben and Joe, both of Wichita, Patrick and John, both of McPherson, Mark of Overland Park, Tom of Marion, David of Yarmouth, Maine, and Mike of LaCrosse; three daughters, Mary Jo Dlabal of Manhattan, Sharon Hatfield of Tucson, Ariz., and Susan Ragole of Centerville, Va.; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established for Father Kapaun Guild or the American Cancer Society, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

Paul Mohn, 82

Paul O. Mohn, 82, of Dumfries, Va., died March 11 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va.

Services were held March 14 at Hillendale Baptist Church in Dale City, Va., with internment at Mount Comfort Cemetery.

He was born April 5, 1925, to Abe and Elizabeth in Marion and was raised in Tampa.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Mohn of Dumfries; daughter Cynthia and husband Lee Green of Union Bridge, Md., stepson David Carver and wife Gina, and grandchildren Shawn and Samantha Carver of Leesburg, Va.; brother Homer Mohn and wife Diane of Tyler, Texas; sister-in-law Vicki Shoemaker and husband Larry of Dale City, Va., and a host of nieces and cousins.

Donations may be sent to the charity ACTS, P.O. Box 74, Dumfries, VA 22026.

Chloe Triggs, 67

Chloe Ann Triggs, 67, formerly of Florence, died April 16 at her home in Newton.

The funeral was held April 19.

She was born June 8, 1940, to Dale and Dorothy (Arnold) Trayer of Cottonwood Falls. On May 3, 1958, she was married to Harold Triggs , who survives.

She is also survived by daughter Sherry Triggs of Topeka and Kerry Maag of Marion; son Thomas of Topeka; brothers Danny Trayer of Manhattan and Charles Trayer of Denton, Texas; and three grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Verda Wedel, 83

Verda Ethel Wedel , 83, homemaker, died Sunday, April 20 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service will be held at 10:30 a.m., April 23, at the Goessel Mennonite Church with pastor Mike Hiebert officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Goessel Mennonite Cemetery.

Visitation was 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 22 at Miller Funeral Home.

She was born April 18, 1925, to Jacob A. and Helen (Schmidt) Boese in Goessel. On Oct. 29, 1946, she was married to Daton Wedel of Goessel, who survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Fred and Brenda Wedel of Burlington, Colo., and Leslie and Terri Wedel of Goessel; two daughters, Jennalee and Dennis Boggs of Hutchinson and Jan and Jerry Voth of Hesston; three sisters, Erlene and Bob Unruh, Esther Schmidt, and Meribeth and Rannie Schmidt, all of Goessel; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Goessel Mennonite Church, Bethesda Home and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Clyde Wilkinson, 92

Clyde W. Wilkins, 92, welder of Mt. Hope, died April 16 in Mt. Hope.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Wichita Park Cemetery in WIchita.

He was born June 3, 1915, to Walter C. and Anna (Getter) in Wellington. On April 4, 1958, he was married to Orpha Suderman, who survives in Mt. Hope.

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