Deaths (Week of November 18, 2015)

ernest s. friesen, 89, a former Hillsboro resident, died Oct 28 at Porter Hospice, Centennial, Colo.

The service was Nov. 2 at Highline Community Church.

Burial was at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 18, 1926, to John and Agatha (Wohlgemuth) Friesen at Collinsville Okla. On Nov. 9, 1949, he was married to Ella Johnson, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter Gayle and husband Randy Ruder of Centennial, Colo.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Porter Hospice or Highline Community Church and sent in care of Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, Colo. 80121.

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

esther ruth (richert) funk, 87, formerly of Hillsboro, a homemaker and owner and operator of DeLaval Dairy Supply and later Funk Sales and Service in Ottawa, died Nov. 13 at Brandon Woods at Lawrence.

The service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Ottawa First Assembly of God, 520 E. 13th, Ottawa, KS 66067.

Visitation is before the service at 10 a.m. at the church.

Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 6, 1927, to H.A. and Helen (Stubbi) Richert at Las Vegas, N.M. On Sept. 6, 1948, she was married to Marvin Funk, who predeceased her Nov. 29, 2007.

Survivors include sons Bruce and wife Shirley Funk of Richwood, Texas, Troy Funk and Farren Knapp, whom she raised as her son, both of Ottawa; daughters Patricia and Carlos Zamora and Bonnie Bulmer, all of Ottawa, Robin and husband Allen Johnson and Ginger and husband David Kruger, all of Lawrence; sisters Rosa Peck of Wichita and Eva Nickel of Corn, Okla.; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Southern Care Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: lamb-roberts.com.

julia luna, 88, of Lost Springs died Nov. 13 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

A graveside service her husband and her is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Lost Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

She was born Feb. 26, 1927, to Gabino and Maria Ramos Nunez at Herington. On Aug. 11, 1953, she was married to George Luna, who survived for two days after her death.

Survivors include sons Victor and Pat of Elko, Nev., Ernie and Aurea of Xilitla, Mexico, Tony and Debbie of Lowell, Mass., George and Dawn of Marion; brother Edward Alvarz of Mexico City, Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or Salem Home and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.

Manuel Luna, 86, of Lost Springs and employed for Rock Island Railroad, died Nov. 15 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. A graveside service for the couple will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Lost Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

He was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Mexico City, Mexico. On Aug. 11, 1953, he was married to Julia Nunez, who predeceased him two days prior to his death.

Survivors include sons Victor and Pat of Elko, Nev., Ernie and Aurea of Xilitla, Mexico, Tony and Debbie of Lowell, Mass., George and Dawn of Marion; brother Edward Alvarz of Mexico City, Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Salem Home or Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

francis l. ?franny? Meirowsky, 78, of Florence, employed at Didde-Glaser in Emporia, died Nov. 11 at his home.

The service was Nov. 17 at Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick?s Catholic Church in Florence.

He was born Jan. 31, 1937, to George and Florence (Winkley) Meirowsky at Hillsboro. On Jan. 17, 1970, he was married to Mary Jean Creamer, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Nikki and husband Wes Riggs of Florence and Tara and husband Chris Loveless of Derby; brother John and wife Betty Meirowsky of Newton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or Florence Fire Department and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

ira i. penner, 94, an area farmer, died Nov. 9 at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16 at Valley United Methodist Church, 300 E. Santa Fe St., Marion.

Cremation took place. A private burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 18, 1921, to Bernard and Anna (Wiens) Penner at Hillsboro. On June 4, 1950, he was married to Ruth Jo Willming, who predeceased him.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Valley United Methodist Church or the Marion City Library and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via zeinerfuneralhome@eaglecom.net.

geneva stacy, 86, of Hillsboro and employed as register of deeds in Cowley County, died Nov. 13 at Salem Home. The family will have funeral services at a later date.

She was born Feb. 3, 1929, to D.O. and Ora Mae (Wallace) Stovall at Antlers, Okla. On March 14, 1948, she was married to Max E. Stacy, who predeceased her in 1999.

Survivors include Max E. and wife Janice Stacy Jr. of Grove, Okla.; daughters Mary Catherine and husband Jay McClure of Hillsboro and Morna Sue Rochelle of Durham; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro American Legion Children?s Fund 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.

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