Deaths(Oct. 14, 2009)

JoHanna Beltz,

93, of Hillsboro and a retired school teacher, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

Services were Saturday at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 8, 1915, to John G. and Elizabeth (Hiebert) Richert in Corn, Okla. On April 3, 1942, she was married to Clifford A. Beltz, who predeceased her in 2004.

Survivors include daughter Rita and Ken Johnson of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother Abe and Lucille Richert of Exeter, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tabor College and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727. Condolences may be sent to the family via

Marion A. Bina,


54, a laborer, died Sunday, Oct. 4, in a motor vehicle accident east of Strong City on U.S. Highway 50.

Services were held Thursday, Oct. 8, at the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

He was born Nov. 6, 1954, to Ernest and Agnes Mastek Bina in Pilsen.

Survivors include his mother; brothers Laverne, Martin, Dean and Raymond, all of Marion, and Alan of Bangor, Penn.; sisters Mary Agnes Roniger of Burdick, Jane Ann Johnson of Augusta, Connie Poppe of Oklahoma City, Okla., Rose Trapp of Kanss City, Mo., and Julie Kerbs of Tampa; godchildren Andrew Bina and Andrea Poppe of Solomon and many nieces and nephews.

Zeiner Funeral Home 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66841, is in charge of arrangements.


Lloyd L. Boileau

84, formerly of Marion, died Oct. 5 at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina. Services were Thursday, Oct. 8, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, also in charge of all arrangements.


Luella J. Ferguson-Harp

85, of Marion, died Oct. 3 at Marion Assisted Living Center in Marion.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Peabody United Methodist Church with pastor Marilyn Cox officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

She was born Sept. 20, 1924, to Floyd and Ada (Draper) Norton, in Burns. On Feb. 3, 1946, she was married to Robert Eugene ?Gene? Ferguson, who predeceased her in 1977. On Dec. 17, 1988, she was married to Gerald D. ?Jerry? Harp of Newton, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter Sally and Roger Hannaford of Marion; son Max and Gail Ferguson of Derby; daughter Teresa Ferguson of Lawrence; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Peabody United Methodist Church or the donor?s choice.


Harold Wayne Kroeker

77, of Henderson Neb., died Friday, Oct. 9, in Henderson. Among survivors is son Dave and Kim Kroeker of Hillsboro. Services were Oct. 14 at the Bethesda Cemetery, north of Henderson, Neb.

Metz Mortuary, 109 S. Lincoln Ave., York, NE 68467, was in charge of arrangements.


Orlean K. Neufeld

89, formerly of Durham and a homemaker, died Oct. 8, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 12, at Elliott Chapel, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson with pastor Matt Stafford presiding. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

She was born Dec. 9, 1919, to Fred and Esther Herbel Geis, in Okeene, Okla. She was a graduate of Durham High School. On Dec. 6, 1946, she was married to Abe S. Neufeld in Hutchinson, who predeceased her Oct. 28, 1993.

Survivors include daughter Ona and Buzz Jenkins of Fairview, Texas; brother Richard Geis of Hutchinson; two grandchildren and a great grandson. Zachery Jenkins.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church or Huntington's Disease Society of America in care of the Elliott Mortuary.

Personal messages for the family may be sent to: www.


Wilma Jean ?billie? Spaich,

56, of rural Canton, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at her home.

She was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428, is in charge of arrangements.

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