Deaths (Week of Oct. 17, 2007)

Arnold Boettcher

 

Arnold W. Boettcher, 94, retired farmer and stockman, died Oct. 12 at the Golden Living Center in Marion.

The funeral was Oct. 16 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville. He was buried in the Lincolnville Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 28, 1912, to Fredrich and Minna Roever Boettcher near Antelope. He never married.

He is survived by his nephews and nieces.

Memorial funds have been established with St. John?s Lutheran Church.

 

George Leihy Jr., 75

 

George Leihy, Jr., 75, of Springfield, Mo., died Oct. 13 at St. John?s Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Topeka.

He was born June 8, 1932, to George D. and Anna (Stockinger) Leihy. On Sept. 15, 1956, he was married to Ann Bailey, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Debbie and Dan Manis of Ozark, Mo.; two sons, Tom and Monica Leihy of Hillsboro, and Patrick and Barb Leihy of Limerick, Pa.; a brother and two sisters; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Missouri Lung Association and St. Agnes Catholic Church, both of Springfield.

 

Frank Macy, 95

 

Frank Warren Macy, 95, retired teacher and principal, died Oct. 8.

A prayer service was held Oct. 14 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. He will be buried at a private family cemetery at a later date.

He was born July 21, 1912, to James Frank and Laura (Thomas) Macy in Rooks County. On Aug. 7, 1936, he was married to Florence Elizabeth Barry, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Harold and Judy Macy of Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canada; a daughter, Margaret and Rex Wilson of Marion; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Hays United Methodist Church, Valley United Methodist Church of Marion and the Golden Living Center of Marion.

 

Virgil E. Obermeyer

 

Virgil Eldon Obermeyer, 79, of Peabody, farmer and metal machinist, died Oct. 11 at the Golden Living Center in Marion.

The graveside service was Oct. 16 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

He was born May 20, 1928, to Edward and Irene (Beckel) Obermeyer in Herington. On June 8, 1952, he was married to Evelyn Hess, who survives.

He is also survived by four sons, Kirby Eldon, Galen Scott, Mark Randall, and Brian Kent; two daughter-in-laws; and one grandson.

Memorial funds have been established with the Alzheimer?s Foundation and The Nature Conservancy of Kansas.

 

William Pore Jr., 70

 

William L. ?Bill? Pore Jr., 70, a retired, self-employed truck driver, died Oct. 9 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was Oct. 12 at Galva Christian Church. He was buried at Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 31, 1937, to William L. Sr. and Bessie Pore in McPherson. On Feb. 22, 1959, he was married to Elizabeth Marie Herbison, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Bryan Pore of Canton; and a daughter, Linda Pore of Canton.

Memorial funds have been established with Maxwell Game Preserve of Canton and the American Diabetes Association, both in care of Olson?s Mortuary of Canton.

 

Taylor E. Rush, 89

 

Taylor E. Rush, 89, retired Road and Bridge construction superintendent and a World War II Army veteran, died Oct. 9 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was Oct. 12 at Christian Church in Florence. He was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1917, to Rex and Matilda (Brown) Rush in Lincoln County, Okla. He was later married to Sophie Wilhelmine, who predeceased him in 2000.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Bonnie Kooker, and a great-grandson, Dale Kooker, both of Boulder City, Nev.

A memorial fund has been established with Christian Church of Florence.

 

Marlene Schwind

 

Marlene A. Schwind, 71, an elementary school teacher, died Oct. 9 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The funeral was Oct. 12 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro. She was buried at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 26, 1936, to J.B. and Agnes Thiessen Wiens in Hillsboro. On July 25, 1964, she was married to Larry Schwind, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Schwind of Newton, and Kristi Cummings of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Eldon Wiens of Hillsboro; and a sister, Phyllis Litke of Hillsboro.

Memorial funds have been established with World Impact. Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

 

Eleanor Zerger, 81

 

Eleanor Mae Voth Zerger, 81, former owner of an in-home catering business, The Wheatstone Inn, died Oct. 4.

The funeral was Oct. 8 at Marion Presbyterian Church. She was buried in Eden Mennonite Cemetery, rural Moundridge.

She was born April 6, 1926, to David C. and Caroline Stucky Voth in Elyria. On Sept. 7, 1944, she was married to Reuben K. Zerger, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Roxanne and Edmundo Balcacer of Richmond, Mo., and Julie and Steve Carr of Fresno, Calif.; a son, Tim and Chris Zerger of Bend, Ore.; a sister, Eva Neufeld of Hutchinson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Marion Presbyterian Church Camp Scholarship Fund and ?Lost and Found,? a Marion community high school youth group.