Deaths (Week of Dec. 26th, 2007)

Francis Cook, 92

Francis Lemmer Cook, 92, retired teacher and Marine Corps veteran, died Dec. 18 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winf?ield.

The funeral was Dec. 20 at Florence United Methodist Church. He was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born March 27, 1915, to George Andrew and Lillie Ann Cook in Deaf Smith County near Hereford, Texas. On Jan. 3, 1946, he was married to Otillia (Tillie) Sevcik.

He is survived by a son, Robert Allan Cook of Hutchin?son; and two granddaughters.

A memorial fund has been established with Florence United Methodist Church.

Cornelius Janzen, 95

Cornelius H. ?Curt? Janzen, 95, former propane truck driver for the Newton Co-op, died Dec. 20 at Newton Presbyterian Manor.

The funeral was Dec. 24 at Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren, Newton. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

He was born July 5, 1912, to Cornelius K. and Sarah (Hiebert) Janzen in Marion County. On July 23, 1933, he was married to Katherine Flaming, who predeceased him in 1993.

He is survived by a daughter, Frieda and Don Quiring of Newton; a son, Arlo and Maxine Janzen of Hesston; four brothers, Elmer Janzen of Wichita, Adolf Janzen of Enid, Okla., Walter Janzen of Newton, and Edwin Janzen of North Newton; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Hospice Care of Kansas, Newton Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, and Koerner Heights Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

Fredrick Samples, 60

Fredrick R. Samples, 60, retired engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, died Dec. 18 at his Marion residence.

The funeral was Dec. 21 at Zeiner Funeral Home.

He was born May 8, 1947, to Fredrick Roosevelt and Martha Mae (Long) Samples in Hays. On Oct. 30, 1976, he was married to Carmel Ann Kotelensky, who survives in Marion.

He is also survived by two sons, Rodney and Michael, both of Manhattan; a daughter, Christine of Higden, Ark.; and one grandchild.

A memorial fund has been established with the Marion County Lake Improvement Fund.

Michael Veltman, 58

Michael A. Veltman, 58, Over the Road truck driver, died Dec. 16 at his Marion residence.

The funeral was Dec. 20 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. He was buried at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 17, 1949, to Bernard A. and Betty Lee (Carlson) Veltman in Salina. In January 1968, he was married to Beth Ann Nelson.

He is survived by his mother of Topeka; a son, Larry Veltman of Goddard; a daughter, Lana Fahey of Marion; a brother, Patrick Veltman of Basehor; and sisters, Rebecca Foster of Harrisonville, Mo., Janet Teply of Topeka, Janell Grause of Topeka, Barbara Harper of Oklahoma City, and Jennifer Smidt of Abilene; former spouse Beth Veltman of Marion; and five grandchildren.

The Michael Veltman Memor?ial Fund has been established in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

Clarence Weyand, 94

Clarence L. Weyand, 94, former owner of the Star Cafe in Canton, former parts manager for Friendly Chevrolet in Canton, retired Canton Elemen?tary School custodian and World War II veteran, died Dec. 18 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral was Dec. 21 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton. He was buried at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Military Rites by the Ft. Riley Funeral Squad.

He was born July 31, 1913, to Ernest and Agnes (Loewen) Weyand in Lehigh. On May 31, 1953, he was married to Mildred L. Vogts, who survives in Canton.

He is also survived by two sons, Allen R. Weyand of Dallas, Texas, and Terry L. Weyand of Canton; a brother, Arnold Weyand of McPherson; four sisters, Clara Schulz of Hutchin?son, Hazel German of Newton, Frances Sippel of Goessel, and Pearl Ediger of McPherson; and two granddaughters.

Memorial funds have been established with Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Canton Fire Department in care of Olson?s Mortuary, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

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