Deaths (Week of August 22, 2007

Evelyn Hackney, 86


Evelyn Irene Hackney, 86, former employee of Friendly Acres Retirement Community in Newton and active member of Newton First Baptist Church, died Aug. 13 at Newton Medical Center.

The funeral was Aug. 17 at First Baptist Church in Newton, with pastor Terry Tareila officiating. She was buried at Restlawn Garden of Memories in Newton.

She was born Aug. 4, 1921, to Carl H. and Agnes M. (Davidson) Porter in Burns. On May 15, 1940, she was married to Ray M. Hackney, who predeceased her in 1997.

She is survived by four sons, Merle and Barbara Hackney of Newton, Galeard and Ilene Hackney of North Newton, Donald and Rosaetta Hackney of Goessel and Terry and Laurie Hackney of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; a daughter, Carol and Roger Blair of Newton; three brothers, five sisters, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with First Baptist Church and Asbury Park — Good Samaritan Fund.


Helen Seibel, 103


Helen Eitzen Seibel, 103, homemaker, died Aug. 19 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro, officiated by pastors Garvie Schmidt and Gaylord Goertzen. She will be buried in the Ebenfeld Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

She was born Jan. 23, 1904 to Daniel A. and Helena (Bekker) Eitzen in rural Hillsboro. On June 19, 1927 she was married to Sam Seibel, who predeceased her in 1978.

She is survived by a daughter, LaVonne and Eldon Wiens of rural Hillsboro, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with the Gideons.

Condolences may be sent to the family via


Marlin (Dutch) Steinle, 82



Marlin (Dutch) Steinle, 82, former machinist for Hesston Corp., died Aug. 14 in Newton.

The funeral was Aug. 18 at Grace Lutheran Church of McPherson with pastor Dale Dumperth officiating. He was buried in the Lehigh Township Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 7, 1925, to Jacob J. and Lydia Ruff Steinle in Lehigh. On Oct. 9, 1948, he was married to Mildred Dies, who survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Judy and Gary Fleming of Springdale, Ark., and Brenda and David McGinness of Marion; one sister, Gloria Wolf of Wichita; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Lutheran Hour and Grace Lutheran Church Hospice of Kansas. Condolences may be sent to the family via


C. Lucille White-Armstrong, 85


C. Lucille White-Armstrong, 85, homemaker and former elementary school teacher, died Aug. 13 at Hutchinson Hospital.

The funeral was Aug. 18 at Kings Highway Baptist Church in McPherson. She was buried in Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery in rural McPherson.

She was born June 30, 1922, to Lester and Marguerite (Tinsley) Hamilton in Canton. On Oct. 18, 1941 she was married to Maurice White, who predeceased her in 1965. On July 7, 1973, she was married to Loyal ?Lou? Armstrong, who predeceased her in 2002.

She is survived by two sons, Robert White of St. Maries, Idaho and Rodney White of Olympia, Wash.; three step-sons, David Armstrong of Mojave, Calif., John Armstrong of Syracuse and Mike Armstrong of Shamrock, Texas; two step-daughters, Jo Ellen Rudd of Drasco, Ark. and Donna Sue Rohrer of Fairfield, Ark.; one sister-in-law, Irene Hamilton of Canton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kings Highway Baptist Church and can be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home of McPherson.

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