Deaths (Week of May 30, 2007)

Misty Childs


Misty Marie Childs, 27, chiropractic assistant for Sharenberg Chiropractic in Hillsboro, died May 22 in Wichita.

Services were held May 26 at Haverhill Christian Church in Augusta. Burial was at Leon Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 5, 1979, to Timothy M. and Charlene (Holt) Donnelley. On Sept. 4, 1999, she was married to Mike Childs, who survives in Lehigh.

She is also survived by her parents, Tim and Connie Donnelley Sr. of Leon; her siblings, Wendy and Stacy Simon of Leon, C.J. and Tanya Higgins of Little River, Timothy Jr. and Jennifer of Wichita, Scott Higgins of Augusta, Jamie Dalrymple and Brandon Nachbor of Augusta and Casey and Stacey Donnelley of Augusta; her mother-in-law, Loretta and Max Kilmer of Lehigh; her mother, Charlene Madina of Kansas City; and sister, Alicia Agee of Wichita.

A memorial has been established with the Via Christi Foundation for Renal Transplant in care of Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado.


Lenora Goentzel


Lenora Goentzel, 88, died May 22 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service was May 25 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor D.A. Raber officiating. Burial was in Peace Valley Cemetery in rural Durham.

She was born Sept. 30, 1918, to Dan H. and Lizzie (Jantz) Unruh in Moundridge. On Nov. 7, 1943, she was married to Ben Goentzel, who survives in Hillsboro.

She is also survived by three sons, Ken and Kathy of Harrisonville, Mo., Charles and Karen and Bob and Marilyn, all of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandsons and three great-grandsons.

A memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.


Ernest Hiebert


Ernest N. Hiebert, 86, retired sheet-metal machinist at Cessna, died May 23 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

The service was held May 29 at First Mennonite Church in Newton with pastor Joan Boyer officiating. Burial was at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery in Goessel.

He was born Dec. 31, 1920, to Ben M. and Elizabeth (Neufeld) Hiebert in Meade. On Dec. 12, 1941, he was married to Luella M. Nickel, who survives in North Newton.

He is also survived by a son, Bobby J. and Brenda L. of Hillsboro; two daughters, Betty and Joe Gayle of Hillsboro and Norma G. Suarez of Newton; a sister, Verna and Wilmer Classen of Newton; nine grandchidren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

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