Deaths (Week of Oct. 15, 2008)

Edythe M. Holub


Edythe M. Wolfersperger Loomis Holub, 82, who lived most of her life in the Peabody area, died Sunday, Oct. 5 at Legacy Park in Peabody.

Funeral mass was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

She was born March 17, 1926, to Roy and Rose Dunham Wolfersperger in Lindsey. She was first married to Paul R. Loomis, who predeceased her. In February 1976, she was married to Edward F. Holub, who also predeceased her.

She is survived by two nephews, Eldon D. Britton of Wichita and Dale A. Britton and wife Linda of Peabody; one niece, Karlyne R. Sherman and husband Dennis of New Strawn and many other great-nephews and nieces.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, with rosary at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 also at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

Interment was at Pilsen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Father Kapaun Memorial in care of St. John Nepomucene Church, and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore, Peabody, KS 66866.


Mitchell Ray Likins

Mitchell Ray ?Mike? Likins, Jr., 39, a forklift operator for Advance Auto in Salina, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in Canton.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Canton United Methodist Church.

He was born March 2, 1969, to Mitchell Ray ?Mike? Sr. and Patricia Ann Cravens Likins in McPherson.

On April 27, 1996, he was married to Laurie Withrow, who survives.

Other survivors include his father and step-mother, one brother, Justin Likins of McPherson; one sister: Adrianna White of Canton and eight nieces and four nephews.

His mother and a sister, Phoebe, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, Salina.

Memorials have been established with the Saline County Humane Society or the Canton Fire Department.

Donations may be mailed in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.


Howard R. Riggs

Howard R. Riggs, 80, retired from the city of Burns, died Saturday, Oct. 4 at his home.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Burns United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, with Pastor Jim Bush officiating. Interment will be at the Burns Cemetery.

He was born June 8, 1928 to Thomas and Julia Bolen Riggs of Burns.

Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy of Marion and Carl of Burns; a sister, Bernice Harms of Rio Hondo, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at the church.

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