Deaths (Week of Oct. 29, 2008)

Consuelo Coffey

Consuelo V. Coffey, 84, an employee of the Lutheran Home in Herington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in Enterprise.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Rosebank Cemetery in Hope with Pastor Shane Britt officiating.

She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Mexico to Luis Yepiz Coronado and Prima Vegade Yepiz.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Boyde A. Coffey in June 2002.

Survivors include a son, Clifford P. Coffey of California; a daughter, Ginger Fant of California; a son-in-law, Dale Wingerd of Ramona; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Rosebank Cemetery or Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in her name.

Contributions or condolences may be sent to the funeral home?s Web site:


Robert Hite

Robert Edward Hite, 60, U.S. Air Force veteran and dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University, died Oct. 26 at his home in Emporia.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia, with pastor Alan Stahlecker of the St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville officiating. Interment will be at Linclnville Cemetery.

He was born Arpil 18, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. On July 16, 2005, he was married to Nancy Groneman, who survives.

Survivors also include three children, Robert Paul Hite of Lawrence, Nicholas Luke Hite of Manhattan and Antonia Edith Hite of Charlotesville, Va.; and a sister, Jennifer Hite.

Memorials have been established with Messiah Lutheran Church and University of Kansas Cancer Center, in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801.


William Klassen

William ?Bill? Reid Klassen, 63, a civil engineer, died Oct. 25 after a short illness.

The service was held Monday, Oct. 27, at St. Paul?s Catholic Church in Olathe.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, son William and daughter Michelle Graham and husband Joe, and four grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association, in care of McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 East Loula Olathe, KS 66061.


John A. Spachek

John A. Spachek, 95, manager and operator of Pilsen State Bank in Linconville, died Oct. 26 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen. Interment will be in the Pilsen Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, with Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

He was born March 25, 1913, to Thomas W. and Anna (Shindler) Spachek, near Norton. On Sept. 20, 1937, he was married to Beatrice Stika, who preceded in death.

Survivors include children Barabar and husband Ron Myers of Eureka, Robert and wife Helen Spachek of Marion, Donna and husband Larry Erpelding of Manhattan, Carol Richards of Southampton, N.J., and Gregory and wife Donna Spachek of Wichita; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and half-siblings Genevieve Steiner of Wichita and Andrew Spachek of San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Fr. Kapaun Guild or Harry Hynes Memoriall Hospice, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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