The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published July 24, 2014

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Ardyce McKinney, Myron Schriever, Jerry Martin, Marcia Williams, Arlene Stenson, Rodney Cline, Deanna Hutchison


Ardyce McKinney
L. Ardyce McKinney, 88, of Rosemont died Sunday, July 13, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior. Her funeral was held Saturday at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill with Pastor Breen Sipes officiating. Private family burial was in the Blue Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McKinney was born Dec. 10, 1925, to Dick and Lillian (Brown) Johnson at Cordova. She graduated from Friend High School in 1942. Following graduation, she worked at the Naval Ammunition Deport in Hastings. She moved to California with her sister to await the discharge of her fiance from the Navy. While she lived there she worked for a bank. On June 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to Vernon "Beanie" McKinney. They were blessed with three children, Cheri, Jack and Jim.
For 18 years, Vernon and Ardyce owned and operated the Rosemont Grain Elevator. Ardyce worked in the office, weighing trucks, doing the bookkeeping, helping get train cars ready to ship grain and even unloading trucks at the elevator. At the same time she always cooked a delicious meal for her family, taking care of her children and keeping up with her household chores. Shortly after Vernon and Ardyce sold the grain elevator, she was offered a job at the Commercial Bank in Blue Hill, and she worked there until her retirement. Ardyce was an extremely level headed and giving person, always putting family and friends first. She was proud of her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Ray (Cheri) Biltoft of Hardy; two sons, Jack McKinney of Marquette, and Jim McKinney of Blue Hill; six grandsons, Jerry Smock, Brad Biltoft, and Brett, Rick, Scott and Jeff McKinney; her great-grandchildren, Jayme and Payton Smock, Taryn and Owen McKinney, Rayne Biltoft, Kate McKinney and Shannon Johnson; one brother, Cliff Johnson of Milford; Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; a sister, Lorraine; a brother, Frank; and a nephew, Dick Friend.

Myron Schriever
Myron (Mike) W. Schriever, 81, died June 25, at Weslaco, Texas. He was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Nelson to Ernest and Faye (Honeycutt) Schriever.
Mike married Vera Horst on Nov. 21, 1954, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Ruskin. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2009.
Myron served in the United States Army in the 21st Infantry and worked at Farmland Industries, Hutchinson.
Mike and Vera retired in 1991 and moved to Weslaco where he enjoyed playing pool and serving on the board of directors at the Pine to Palm Retirement Resort. Mike worshipped at Sierra Valley Church, Weslaco.
Mike married Verna Vaudrin on June 18, 2011 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Gentilly, Minn.
Survivors include his wife, Verna, of the home; two sons, Mark Schriever, Topeka, and Doug Schriever, Partridge, Kan.; daughter, Mrs. Mike (Sandee) Bishop, Peculiar, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Bud (Wanda) Sargent, Broken Bow; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Jerry Martin
A former Guide Rock resident, Jerry Eugene Martin died July 12 after living with cancer for four years. Jerry was born to Mathew E. and Lucille (Follette) Martin on March 13, 1940, in Norfolk. He moved to California with his family when he was 5.
The family moved to Guide Rock where he graduated from Guide Rock High School with the Class of 1957. He worked at the Guide Rock Sand and Gravel pit with his father, where he learned the heavy equipment business.
On December 27, 1958, he was married to Marjorie Schutte in Rosemont. They moved to Northridge, Calif., where Marjorie was teaching. As Jerry was unable to find employment, they returned to Guide Rock and purchased and operated the L&M Cafe for two years. Later he worked as bartender for Lochland Country Club. These experiences helped later when he and partners founded the Plainsman Steak House in Juniata.
Jerry worked with heavy equipment, construction and land development throughout his life. After working for W.G. Pauley building homes, he joined forces with George Kulhanek to form Bilt-Rite Construction, Bilt-Rite Basements and Brentwood Lumberyard. The company built custom homes and developed land for homes around Lake Hastings.
Jerry later purchased the companies and with his son, Dani ,and house mover, Marty Wunderle, developed Brentwood Homes, a factory for building modular and one-piece homes in an assembly line fashion. The homes were delivered on moving equipment, a technique which was perfected by him and his company. He was quickly able to receive State of Nebraska approval for the novel approach to home building.
After the farm crisis of the late 70s, the factory closed and the company started a home building and house moving company in Colorado Springs. The largest feat was the moving of the 260 ton "rock house" which became the Starsmore Discovery Center in Cheyenne Canyon.
Upon his retirement in 2005, he turned to craft making and continued to use his skills by making picture frames, bird houses, painting gourds and raising vegetable and flower gardens.
In 2006 Marge and Jerry moved to Acton, Calif., for Jerry's health and so Marge could work for JAS Construction Sales. They became members of Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster.
He played third base on the 1955 state championship Guide Rock baseball team. He enjoyed the water and spent as much time as possible boating, waterskiing and fishing.
He was the chairman of the building committee at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings and led its first expansion project. He also served as Sunday School superintendent.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marjorie (Marge); a daughter, Lori of Columbia, Mo.; and son, Daniel, of Acton, Calif.; his sister, Mrs. Gene Zulfer (Jeanette) of Weatherford, Texas.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Neal Boyles; and grandson Brian Luck.
A memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Marcia Williams
Marcia Kay Williams died Saturday at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., after battling an extended illness. Marcia was the only child of Robert and Dorothy (Gordon) Virgin. She was born at Hebron on Dec 8, 1940. Marcia married Ronald Dean Williams on Jan 17, 1958, at the Belvidere Christian Church. The marriage of Ron and Marcia was first blessed with three children, Tammi Lee born in Holbrook, Ariz., Michele D. born in Butte, Mont., and Gregory L. in Yuma, Ariz. The family traveled extensively throughout the southwest and had many adventures because of Ron's employment. The family returned to Hebron in 1964 when Ron joined the family business, Williams Drilling Company in Belvidere. Ron and Marcia then had two additional children, Robin Ray born in Hebron and Shanon Chambers born in Belleville.
Marcia was a positive force in the community where she was involved in Job's Daughters, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, bowling league, Thayer County Feeders, Young Republicans, the Jaycees, Belvidere Women's Club, and Belvidere Better Homemakers Extension Club. She was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church. Marcia's employment included Wiedel Clothing, the City of Hebron, H&R Block, and the Thayer County court house.
She was a fashionista, home decorator, accomplished seamstress and crafter. She liked all animals, especially birds, cats and dogs, along with flowers and gardening. She was a vivacious snd spunky woman who liked to indulge in life's pleasures by celebrating and dancing. She liked to dance polka, particularly the Flying Dutchman, country swing, and she had a liking for the chicken dance.
Survivors included her son Greg of Nelson.
Her funeral was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Price Funeral Home of Hebron was in charge of arrangements.

Arlene Stenson
Jane Arlene Stenson, 86, the daughter of Clarence and Viola (Aurand) Ellinger, was born Dec. 21, 1927, on the family farm near Lewistown, Pa. She died Thursday at the Republic County Hospital at Belleville.
Arlene attended Granville Township Elementary School, and graduated from Lewis-town High School with the Class of 1945.
She worked for a bank in Lewis-town and later a bank in Harrisburg. In 1971 she married Joe Sten-son of Courtland. He died in 2005. In 2011 she moved to Country Place Plus Assisted Living at Scandia.
Arlene was an avid reader, especially of local, United States and Bible history and was involved in genealogy research. She was a member of the Methodist church at Granville, Pa., where she taught a women's Sunday school class.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brothers. Marlin, David and Harry Ellinger, all of the Lewistown area.
Survivors include two stepsons, Richard Stenson of Wellington, Kan., and Mark Stenson of Courtland; two step-granddaughters and six step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Dahl of Superior and Sharon (William) McCahren of Mifflintown, Pa.
Her funeral was held on Monday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Breen Marie Sipes officiating.
Pallbearers were Jack Clark, Clay Aurand, Dennis Lauritzen, Myron Eitzmnn, Jim File and Harrell Roe.
Interment was in the Rosemound Cemetery near Hardy.

Rodney Cline
Rodney Dean Cline, 65, the son of Dean Lopshire Cline and Velma Lorene (Hill) Cline, was born April 2, 1949, at Salina. He died last Tuesday at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Rodney attended school at Formoso, and graduated from Mankato High School in 1967. He then attended Cloud County Community College, Concordia, for two years and one year at Ft. Hays State University.
He formed a partnership with his father, Dean Cline, doing custom harvesting in the summers and fall from Oklahoma to the Canadian border until Dean's retirement. Rodney then was a truck driver for Swift Transportation from 2002 until his retirement in 2010. He had recently made his home in Formoso.
He was a member of the volunteer fire department at Formoso. Rodney liked to hike and enjoyed the outdoors, especially Lovewell Lake.
In 2000, he was united in marriage to Sheila Elmore. To this union one son was born: Matthew Dean Cline.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Velma Cline.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Cline; one son, Matthew Cline; and one sister, Leilani Dikkers.
A private family funeral will be held at a later date.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, will be in charge of arrangements.

Deanna Hutchison
Deanne Lynn Hutchison, 50, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was born
Jan. 29, 1964, in Mitchell County to Melvin and Loretta Hutchison.
Deanna graduated from Jewell High School with the Class of 1982. She attended one year at Salina Vo-Tech in the child development program. Deanna worked at Mitchell County Hospital LTC for many years. She then went to work at Cheyenne Lodge Nursing Home, Jamestown, until their closing. Deanna then joined the Jewell Grocery Store team and worked there until her death.
Survivors include her mother, Loretta Hutchison; brother, Dennis Hutchison; sister, Donna Roe; nieces, Ashleigh Hutchison and Jaime Sanborn; nephews, Jeremy Sanborn, Jordan Farwell and Jacob Farwell.
The funeral service was held on Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at the Jewell Community Center. Private burial will be at a later date. Visitation and viewing was held Sunday, July 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center. Memorials may be given to the Post Rock Humane Society.
Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, Kan., 66949 is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to
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