Deaths, March 11, 2015

? LUCILLE BASE, 79, of Tampa, died March 4 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The service was March 9 at Temple Church in rural Gypsum with pastor Dennis Mullins and Josh Smith officiating.

Burial was at Peace Valley Cemetery in rural Tampa.

She was born March 28, 1935, to Dan and Esther (Frantz) Thiesen at Goessel. On March 25, 1956, she was married to Palmer Base, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter, Pamela and husband Merle Hartman of Andover and sisters Evalena Andores and Geneva Pryce.

Memorials may be made to Temple Church or Salem Home and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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

? WELDON “LEO” BLACKMAN, 75, a sales representative for Western Associates, died March 2 in the Newton Medical Center emergency room, Newton.

The service was March 6 at Marion Christian Church with pastor David Branson officiating. A private family burial service was at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 26, 1939, to Charles and Claudia (Rayburn) Blackman at Riverside, Texas. On June 20, 1959, he was married to Peggy J. Thompson, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter Kay and husband Charles Tajchman of Marion; son Chris and wife Jennifer Blackman of Harvey, N.D.; sister Alyce Fulgham of Huntsville, Texas; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Hospital Foundation and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? D. EUGENE ENOS, 84, a retired school principal and administrator, of Marion, died March 1 at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. The service was March 6 at the Marion Christian Church, 140 Elm St., Marion. Burial was at the Economy Cemetery, rural El Dorado.

He was born Oct. 18, 1930 to Virgil and Mary (Ballantyne) Enos at Hope. On Aug. 9, 1953, he was married to Phyllis Soule, who predeceased him.

Survivors include children Daryl and wife Pat Enos of Marion, Debra and husband Evan Heidebrecht of Towanda, Teresa and husband Lloyd Snell of Ames, Iowa, Kelly and husband Derek Newsom of Belpre and Kristi and husband Timothy Wright of Emporia; siblings Rodney Enos of Liberty Lake, Wash., and Roberta Marstall and Virginia Rezac both of Manhattan; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marion Christian Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? JANET A. KAUFMAN, 70, a licensed practical nurse, died March 7 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Wichita.

She was born Dec. 13, 1944, to Jacob and Hannah Wedel Unruh at Goessel. On March 24, 1973, she was married to Roy Kaufman, who survives.

Other survivors include son James and wife Danae Kaufman of Hesston, two grandchildren; one brother Harold and wife Joyce Unruh of Goessel and sister Eleanora Goertzen of Leo, Ind.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11 at Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Eden Mennonite Church with pastor Derek King officiating.

Memorials may be made to her grandchildren?s college education fund or MCC and sent in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, 115 E. Cole St., Moundridge, KS 67107.

? ALMA H. MEYER, 102, of Tampa, died March 7.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Tampa with pastor Clark Davis officiating.

Burial will be at St. John?s Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation is at noon until service time Friday.

She was born July 29, 1912, to John and Helena Backhus at rural Tampa. On April 15, 1945, she was married to Ernest Meyer, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Dennis Meyer of Tampa; daughter Marlene Brunner of Fremont, Neb.; sister Frieda Bentz; brothers harry, John and Wilbert; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Rev. Donald Brunner Scholarship Fund Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., or St. John?s Lutheran Church in Tampa and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? NORMAN EDMUND MUELLER, 89, of Hillsboro, and co-owner of Cardie Oil Co. at Tampa, died Feb. 27.

The funeral was March 5 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born June 6, 1925, to Gerhard Gustav and Ruth Anna Johanna Utech Mueller. On Sept. 10, 1948, he was married to Vivian Pope Mueller, who survives.

Other survivors include children Norm (Christine Murphy) of Denver, Colo., Barry (Julie) of Healdsburg, Calif., and Jo (Wade) Alexander of Marion and Salina; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Kansas Honor Flight in sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? JESSIE MAXINE SPOON, 80, formerly of Marion, and a retired certified nurse?s aide at St. Luke Hospital, died March 4 at Newton Medical Center, Newton.

The service was March 9 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, with pastor Denny Bell officiating.

Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 25, 1934, to Joseph and Mabel (Scott) Wilson near Burlington. Her husbands, Ken Martin and Max Spoon, both predeceased her.

Survivors include children Al Seibel of Rock Springs, Wyo., Susan Hix of Winona, Minn., Lola Conner of Newton, Sarah Ferris of Garden City, Jane Prine of Newton and Jean Chavez of Omaha, Neb.; stepchildren Janet Donely and Robert Spoon, both of Oxford and Linda Johnson of Winfield; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas Christian Home and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? FRANK J. WILLEMS, 95, a retired pastor of Newton, died March 6 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

The service was March 10 at Koerner Heights Church, 320 N. Meridian Road, Newton, with pastor Tim Mace officiating.

Burial was at Spring Valley Cemetery in rural Canton.

He was born March 30, 1919, to Jacob and Lena (Boldt) Willems at Waldheim, Saskatchewan.

Survivors include sons Joe Willems of Hillsboro and Harry Willems of Great Bend; one brother; three sisters; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kansas Christian Home and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063, also in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family via: www.jostfuneralhome.com.

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