Deaths (Week of Jan. 7, 2009)

Dorothea Franzen

 

Dorothea S. Franzen, 96, retired college professor from North Newton, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, with pastors Heidi Regier Kreider and Ruth R. Harder officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

The family will receive guests from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

She was born March 17, 1912, to Jacob H. and Katherina (Quiring) Franzen at Emporia.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Franzen of North Newton.

A memorial has been established with Bethel College, North Newton. Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Sherla Hopp

 

Sherla J. Burkey-Hopp, 79, a homemaker, died Dec. 31, at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

Services were Monday, Jan. 5, at Olson?s Mortuary in Canton. Burial was in Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1929, to Guy L. and LaVina (Keefer) Schulz. In 1949, she was married to Preston J. Burkey, who predeceased her. In 1993, she was married to Lester L. Hopp, who predeceased her.

Survivors are sons Steven L. and Annette Burkey of Lindsborg and William J. and Sherri Burkey of Flagstaff, Ariz.; sister Annabelle and Marvin Gifford of McPherson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Harry Hynes Hospice in Newton, both in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428.

 

Cathryn L. Hurst

 

Cathryn L. Hurst, 76, homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 1, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

The family will receive guests from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

She was born March 23, 1932, to William G. and Anna (Lichty) Martin at Bowmansville, Pa. On Dec. 22, 1951, she was married to John B. Hurst, who survives in Hillsboro.

She also is survived by a son, Mike and wife Karla of Hills?boro; a daughter, Sheryl and husband Rick Duerksen of Perkasie, Pa.; brothers Irvin, Milton, Ray, Earl, Jim and Bill Martin; sisters Helen Parrish, Irene Sauder, Alice Yoder and Anna Day; and five grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for Parkside Homes, Hills?boro. Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Gladys Jantz

 

Gladys Jantz, 90, lifetime educator, died Friday, Jan. 2, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton.

The service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor David Plett officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. in Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

The family received guests from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

She was born July 10, 1918, to Henry and Lydia (Nickel) Groening at Lehigh. On May 1, 1938, she was married to Harvey Jantz, who predeceased her in 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Delora and husband Jerry Decker of North Newton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the library at Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church. Condolences may be set to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

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