The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published April 23, 2015

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Dee Falk, Sid Sidders, Vera Shuck, Thomas Johnson, Velma J. Bowers, Mary Mumford


Dee Falk
Adelia "Dee" (Hay) Falk, 77, the daughter of Hamilton Lewis Eakins and Mabel (Burch) Eakins, was born April 19, 1937, at Concordia. She died Saturday at Salina Regional Health Center.
Dee was the youngest of five children. She attended and graduated from the Concordia School System.
Dee was united in marriage to Jerry Dean Hay and to this union three sons were born, Landy, Jody and Scott. She was united in marriage to Lee Ray Falk on June 8, 1996.
She was active in the Concordia VFW Auxiliary, the Scandia American Legion Auxiliary and the Women's Bowling Association. Among other jobs, she had been the clerk of Republic County District Court and an employee of Scott's Specialties.
Dee was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur and Tom Eakins; and a son Jody Hay.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Ray Falk, of the home at Belleville; two sons Landy Hay, Belleville, and Scott Hay, Scandia: one sister, Bessie Payton, Concordia: one brother, John Eakins, Clyde; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Cremation was selected, Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, with Pastor Thomas Kamprath officiating.
Inurnment will be in the Ada Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Friends may sign the register book from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, where the family will greet friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday.

Sid Sidders
Kiedar "Sid" Sidders, 46, the son of Virgil Kiedar Sidders and Patricia Marlene (Ross) Sidders, was born Sept. 6, 1968. He died last Wednesday at Deshler.
He grew up in central Kansas, attending schools at Newton, Concordia, Belleville and Salina South High School. He graduated from Minneapolis High School.
Following his schooling, he joined the U. S Navy. He then worked for several hog farms in south Central Nebraska.
Kiedar moved to the Tulsa, Okla., area where was involved in a lawn care business. He moved back to Formoso and later Deshler where he has worked at Reinke Manufacturing for several years.
Kiedar was involved in sports for many years. He was a professional boxer and was a friend of famed boxer Tommy Morrison along with participating in Men's League Hockey both while living in the Tulsa area.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan; his father, Virgil; and his step-father, Wayne Nielander.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Nielander of Belleville; one sister, Heather Burk of Belleville; his grandmother, Carol E. Johnson of Belleville.
Cremation was selected. A graveside funeral will be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Formoso at a later date in May.
No visitation is planned. Friends may sign the book and gather at the cemetery prior to the services.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Vera Shuck
Vera I. Shuck, 92, of Edgar, the daughter of Will and Marie (Rabbe) Schlachter was born Aug. 2, 1922, at Glenvil. She died Friday at Hastings. Vera grew up in the Glenvil and Edgar communities and graduated from Edgar High School with the Class of 1940.
Vera was united in marriage to Wendell "Tuffy" Shuck on July 8, 1940. This union was blessed with the birth of three sons. Wendell and Vera lived in San Pedro, Calif., from 1940 to 1948. They returned to the Edgar area and began a farming interest as well as starting Shuck Well Drilling. The couple expanded their well drilling operation establishing a business in Yuma, Ariz., in 1980 which is operating yet today.
Vera and Wendell resided in Yuma and Edgar until 2003 when they retired to the Edgar area living in the Kirchoff house. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; parents; and 3 siblings.
Survivors include her sons: Gary Shuck and Dennis Shuck of Edgar and Dale Shuck of Hastings; sisters: Merna Kinnison of Lincoln, Neb., and Lylis Stephenson of Palm Springs, Calif.; a brother, Harlan Schlachter of Hansen, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Tuesday at the Church of the Plains in Edgar. Pastor Kathryn Bates officiated. Burial was in the Edgar Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar was is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Johnson
Thomas R. Johnson (TJ), 63, of Superior was born Dec. 8, 1951, in Wichita. He was adopted by his parents, Vernon and Carrie (Furry) Johnson of Lindsborg, on May 2, 1952. TJ died while visiting his daughter in Grants Pass, Ore., on April 16, 2015.
TJ graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1969. He attended Bethany College in Lindsborg. He was retired from the Superior Police Department and a 29-year veteran of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department. TJ loved his family and friends, rock and roll, genealogy and the Huskers.
TJ was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, April; and his mother and father-in-law, Rosella and Emery Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; daughter, Kelsey, of Merlin, Ore.; and a son, Marcus, of Superior.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First Presbyterian Church in Superior. Pastor Mark Diehl will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma J. Bowers
Velma Josephine Bowers, 91, daughter of Arthur Lorimor and Anna (Woodka) Lorimor was born May 24, 1923, near Rydal, Kan. She died April 12, at Belleville.
Velma was united in marriage to Joe W. Noble on May 24, 1944. To this union five sons were born, Gary, Dennis, Billy, Terry and Brian. Joe Noble died Jan. 17, 1980. She was united in marriage to Joye W. Bowers on Aug. 13, 1988. Joye Bowers died on March 27, 1996.
Velma was a member of the First Baptist Church, Belleville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two sons, Gary Noble and Dennis Noble; one brother, Glen Lorimor; one sister, Florence Ahrens; and one half-brother, Perry Lorimor. 
She is survived by three sons, Billy Noble and Terry Noble of Belleville, and Brian Noble of Bartlesville, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Sjoholm of Hardy; two step sons, Phillip Bowers of Downers Grove, Ill.,and Larry Bowers of Manhattan; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Friday at the First Baptist Church, Belleville.

Mary Mumford
Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home for Mary Mumford, 70, of Chester.

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