Deaths (Week of January 25, 2017)

• Allen L. Bitikofer, 93, a retired farmer, died Jan. 22 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

The service is at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, with family greeting friends one hour prior to service, all at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

The burial will follow at Spring Valley Church Ceme­tery, rural Canton.

He was born July 31, 1918, to Fred and Martha Loucks Bitikofer at Canton. On Oct. 10, 1940, he was married to Roberta Selzer, who predeceased him June 3, 2007.

Survivors include daughters Joan (Myron) Yoder of W. Liberty, Ohio; Sonia (Ray) Tucker of Kimberling City, Mo., and Marlys (Dan) Beck­er of Myakka, Fla.; brother, Roy (Doris) Bitikofer, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bitikofer, all of Hesston; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorials may be sent to either the Good Samaritan Fund at Schowalter Villa or to Spring Valley Church in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston, KS.

• LILA E. ENSEY, 92, died Jan. 18 at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.

The funeral was at 1 p.m., Mon­day, Jan. 23, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion. Interment followed in the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Rosehill, the daughter of Jonathan and Edith (Putney) Lindley. On Sept. 12, 1944, she was married to Thomas “TC” Ensey, and worked many years with his medical practice.

She is survived by her husband, of Marion; sons Lowell Ensey (Leila) of Bel Aire, Larry Ensey and (Melanie) Marion and Dean Ensey (Joanne) of Edinboro, Pa.; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for the St. Luke Foundation in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861. Online condolences may be sent to the family via: zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

• STEPHEN A, KLENDA, 59, a farmer, welder and co-op employee of Lincolnville, died Jan. 18 at the St. Luke Hospital emergency room in Marion.

All services were at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, in Pilsen. The Rosary was recited Sunday, Jan. 22. The funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23. Interment was in the Pilsen Cemetery.

He was born April 15, 1957, in Lincolnville, the son of Leonard and Theresa (Polok) Klenda. On July 10, 1982, he was married to Tamera K. Swarts, who survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Theresa Klenda of Lincolnville; his children, Stephanie Byer (Chris) of Hays, Russell Klenda (fiancée Allison Teeter) of Wamego and Brandon Klenda of Lincolnville; siblings Dennis (Terry) of Pilsen, Val (Julie) of Lincoln­ville, Vincent (Pat) of Salina, Monica Leihy (Tom) of Hills­boro, and Francie Mueller (Donald) of Tampa; and six grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for the Father Kapaun Fund in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861. Online condolences may be sent to the family via: zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

• Esther Ruth (Ginger) Newman, 89, a retired executive assistant, died Jan. 19, at Hillsboro Community Hospital, Hillsboro.

She was born March 12, 1927, to Orville LeRoy and Lula V. (Mitchell) Greene at Kansas City, Mo. On June 12, 1949, she was married to Paul Richard Newman, who predeceased her in 1994.

Survivors include daughters Gail (Jerome F.) New­man Plumberg of King­­wood, Texas; Sonia Lee (Tony) Carpowitch of Kansas City, Mo., Valerie Lyn (Michael) McGhee of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Burial is at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Home or the animal shelter of the donor’s choice and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com.

• amber schroeder, 30, died Jan. 19.

Services were Jan. 24 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton. She was born on Jan. 6, 1987, to Michael and Debra (Penner) Goossen in Beatrice, Neb., both survivors.

Other survivors include husband Tyler, brother Adam (Nicole) Goossen, grandparents William (Marilyn) Goossen, and maternal grandmother Ruth Ann Penner.

Memorials may be sent to Mennonite Central Committee, 121 East 30th St., North Newton KS 67117.

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