The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record Obituaries Obituaries published Feb. 26, 2015 The Superior Express and Jewell County Record
This week: Cheryl Warren, Winifred Yapp, Carrie Anderson, James Spice, Patricia Holling, Edward Shute, Betty Allen, Darlene Kopsa, Cecil Hillman, Carl Noyes, Seth Louder, John Cortner, Connie McBroom, Shawn Farnham, Joseph Vogel, Effie Johnson, LaHoma Brazil, Ronald Henry, Edward Forsberg, Doris Mitchell, Richard Roush, Sophia Anderson, Butch Mahaffy, Terry Corbett, Joyce Hartman, Sherry Dow
Cheryl Jean Warren, 69, the daughter of Ward and Shirley (Springer) Thompson, was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Superior, Neb. She died last Monday (Feb. 16) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Cheryl was one of her parents four children. She grew up in Superior and was a 1964 graduate of Superior High School. She graduated from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing in Lincoln, Neb., in 1967 and worked at the Veterans' Administration hospital there before moving to Columbia, Mo., where she worked for more than three years at the Children's Hospital. Cheryl then moved back to this area. The majority of her nursing career was at Brodstone Memorial in Superior. She retired in 1999. After retiring from nursing, she was a dental assistant for her brother, Ron Thompson, in Superior.
She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Superior. On Sept. 19, 1989, she was united in marriage to Douglas I. Warren. Cheryl loved her family dearly, as well as her extended family of friends. She enjoyed genealogy and ancestry research, crocheting and antiquing. Cheryl was also a proud chairman of her high school alumni and was instrumental in planning many class reunions.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Shirley.
Survivors include her husband, Doug; her children, Devin Wilson and wife, Holli, of Lenexa, Kan., Melanie Zoltenko and husband, Lannin, of Courtland, Kan,, and Haley Weik and husband, Derek, of Carson City, Nev,; stepsons,Tony Warren and wife, Angie, of Hastings, Neb., Troy Warren and Jay Carson of West Pueblo, Colo., and Eric Warren and wife, Robyn, of Hastings, Neb.; nine grandsons, Sam, Zach, Chandler, Taran, Taylor, Garrett, Ian, Dustin and Darren; three brothers, Bob Thompson of Hays, Kan., Ron Thompson and wife, Dee, and Justin Thompson and wife, Barb, all of Superior, Neb.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Her funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Roger Walls officiating.
Music was Amazing Grace, The Lord's Prayer and When I Get Where I'm Going, sung by Heath Hoge with Carlita Price as the accompanist and It Is Well With My Soul, sung by Lannin Zoltenko
Visitation was held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers were Donn Mellott, Erv Kimminau, Butch Higer, Mike Combs, Brad Bouray and Arden Russell.
Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, rural Webber, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to go to the Webber United Methodist Church
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 or in care of www.pricefuneral homes.com.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements.
Winifred "Winnie" Yapp, 97, died Feb. 14. Born and raised on a farm in Jewell County, from an early age she dreamed of living in California. Her dream came true in 1942 when she traveled to Los Angeles by train. Winnie lived in Hollywood, Long Beach and San Diego before moving to Sacramento in 1966.
She began a distinguished and award-winning career with Western Airlines in 1947. Her most enjoyable position was managing the state capitol ticket office in Sacramento and making friends with many elected officials including Gov. Ronald Reagan. As a life-long Republican, one of her favorite memories was having lunch in the private White House dining room during his presidency.
She enjoyed laughing, telling jokes and traveling the world with friends and family. She was baptized into her Christian faith at age 12 and for many years looked forward to walking on Heaven's streets of gold.
Winifred was preceded in death by her parents, Orah and Victor Yapp; a sister, Bernice Cook; and a brother, James Yapp.
Her funeral will be held on Sunday in Sacramento.
Caroline Margaret Anderson (Carrie), 90, the daughter of August and Annie (Viau) Polcen, was born on March 17, 1924, in Escanaba, Mich. She died Feb. 8, at the home of her daughter in Hemet, Calif.
Carrie was born and raised in Escanaba, and moved to Appleton, Wis., in 1927 where she was educated through the eighth grade at St. Theresa's Catholic School.
She was married on Aug. 10, 1944 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to Lester Edwin Anderson. This union was blessed with four children. While living in Wisconsin during World War II, Carrie worked as a welder in a shipyard.
In 1957 the Andersons moved to California, where she worked in a dry cleaning business and a saw sharpening shop. After retiring, they moved to Republic. There they owned and operated the Republic grocery store and cafe until her husband's death.
Carrie was a member of a Bunco Club in California, art guild in Courtland and was a volunteer for Republic County Hospice. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, gardening and ceramics in which she had her own kiln.
Carrie moved to Hemet, Calif., to be by her daughter, Linda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester, on Jan. 17, 1994; five sisters Nellie, Esther, Hazel, Mae and Florence, and one brother, Charles Polcen.
She is survived by her children, Mrs. Bently Parker (Karen) of Republic, Ronald Anderson of Anaheim, Calif., Barbara Dwyer of Oxnard, Calif,, and Linda Klos of Hemet, Calif,; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Republic United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Walls officiating.
Visitation was held on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 at the funeral home and today from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
Pallbearers will be Robert Parker, Scott Parker, Christopher Parker, Robert Brown, Lyndsey Brown and Katelyn Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Tristian Parker, Blazen Parker and Jordan Brown.
Interment will be in the Washington Cemetery, Rural Republic.
Superior resident James E. Spice, 72, died last Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Society's Perkins Pavilion in Hastings.
In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. A burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, will be held at a later date. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings handled arrangements.
He was born Dec.3, 1942, in Aurora, Colo., the son of Charles and Jewell (Combs) Spice. He grew up in Aurora, Colo., and enlisted in the United States Army. He married Irene Lavato in 1964 in Mexico. After retiring from a military career he went back to school and received a degree in history. James continued working as a civil servant teaching electronics. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Spice, of Superior; two sons, Charles and Jimmy Spice, both of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Terissa Spice of Superior; three grandchildren, Ashley and Anthony Spice, and Cassidy Frey; two sisters, Patricia Thompson and Sandra Farris, both of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Michael Spice.
Patricia Ann Rogers Holling, 66, the daughter of Don and Eva (Van Meter) Rogers, was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Superior. She died Friday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
Pat attended schools in Hutchinson and Guide Rock and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1967. She graduated from Grand Island Beauty School in 1972. She owned and operated Pat's Pride Beauty Shop and was manager of Superior Pizza Hut for 20 years.
Her greatest passion was family and holiday get togethers, with Christmas being her favorite. Family members felt her love and giving nature. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband, attending the grandchildren's activities, watching football and baseball, reading books and their dogs, Penny and Sparky.
Pat and Dick were married May 14, 1983. To this union a family was created with four children. Daughter Mrs. Jesse Paredes (Amy) of Belleville; and sons Mark of Hastings, Gary of Superior and Tony of Beatrice. Her grandchildren include Kassidee, Kaycee, and Conner Paredes, Shyann and Kayla Holling, Nikki Felmlee and Mindy Gerber, Rodney Holling, Adam Holling and Renee Paulson
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jo; parents, Don and Eva Rogers; a sister, Beverly Jo; and brother-in-law, Bob Strnad. Survivors include her husband, Dick; her four children; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jeff Tumbleson (Rae) of Superior, Mrs. Arlyce Cox (Diane) of Belleville and Reta Boswell of Falls City; two brothers, John and Keith Rogers, both of Superior.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Missie Wilt officiating. A book signing will be held (today) Thursday from 9 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private family inurnment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
George Edward Shute, 81, was born July 15, 1933, in Hastings. He was raised on the Shute family's 1882 homestead in Jewell County. Edward was the only boy in the family with three sisters and mother Alice (Wittwer). His dad, Ralph, was the only Shute boy with six sisters. He attended the nearby Windy Point one-room school for eight years with the neighborhood youngsters including his best friend, Vaden Davis, Jr., and Vaden's little sister, Jeri. Edward was valedictorian of Esbon High School in 1951 and went on with Vaden to attend Kansas State College at Manhattan.
Edward and Jeri Davis were married Aug. 15, 1954, in the Union Chapel country church. They lived in Manhattan until his graduation in ag economics in December, 1955. He and Vaden were commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. Lt. Shute went on to pilot training and USAF assignments in Texas, North Carolina, Mississippi, California and New Jersey. His family farm had just received REA electricity when he started flying jet airplanes. He served four years flying 2,000 hours on transport and search aircraft, with more than 50 missions overseas to Germany, England and Japan.
Edward and Jeri and their young family moved back to Jewell County in 1960, where they built a healthy farm enterprise in three counties and two states with strong ties to their community. Ed was active in school board and his youngsters' sports and their church. In his 40s, Ed bought a small airplane and flew it from a grass strip west of their house. The strip was marked as Shute Airport on FAA maps.
In 1993, they semi-retired and moved to Red Cloud, where they were even more active in church and community, including Lions Club. Edward remained active on the farm as needed, usually running the combine or planter as well as he had flown the 4-engine C-118 Constellation. Ed and Jeri traveled to many places, including a visit to son Scott's home in England and Japan, where he carried a fork in his pocket to avoid starvation while trying to use chopsticks.
Edward Shute was never heard by his children to speak a harsh word about any person. He had a twinkle in his eye and a chuckle ready. Ed suffered a flu-worsened heart incident and died Feb. 3, 2015, in Lincoln, Neb.
Survivors include his wife, Jeri; sisters, Maribelle Sealock of Toppenish, Wash., Millie Wallace of Papillion and Mrs. Jerry Dewitt (Polly) of Salina; his children, Steve of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Tom of Jewell County, Mrs. Tom Wheeler (Julie) of near Kansas City, Karla of Great Bend, and Scott of San Jose, Calif.; and grandchildren, Aaron Shute of Boulder, Colo., Joel Shute, Girdwood, Alaska, Ben Wheeler, Austin Shute and Alix Orrick, all of Kansas City, Mark Wheeler of Madison, Wisc., Jeremy Essmiller of Great Bend, Wes Essmiller of Orlando, Fla., Manon Emery of Rolla, Mo., Kameron and Anjali Shute of San Jose; and five great-grandchildren.
His funeral was held Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming and Dick Wallace officiating. Interment was in the Red Cloud Cemetery.
Betty Eileen Hess, 87, was born Feb. 7, 1928, to John and Agnes (Rieke) Hess in Greenwood, Neb. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Narka. While living there, her mother became ill and died at an early age. While in her teens, Betty moved to a little farm on the edge of Belleville. She graduated from Belleville High School in 1946. While working at Arbuthnot Drug Store, she met Garold Allen. They were married on Oct. 8, 1950, and made their home on a farm just north of Courtland. In 1966 they welcomed their son, Michael, into their home and a year later their daughter, Michele. Betty sold Avon products and worked at the Courtland Vet Clinic. In 1991 she and Garold retired from the farm and moved into Courtland.
Betty died Feb. 7, surrounded by family and loved ones at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Bradley Hudson (Michele); three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Moline, Ardith Stone and Blanche McCall; and a brother, Fred Elyea. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Garold in 2012; great-grandson Cayden Dunstan; sister, Laura, and brother, Stanley.
Her funeral was Feb. 13, at the Courtland United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Aeillo officiating. Inurnment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Courtland. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Culver (Gaston) Kopsa, 76, died Saturday, surrounded by her family at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. Darlene was born in Mankato to Ralph Arthur Gaston and Ethel Phillipson June 15, 1938. She attended school at Cuba and graduated with the Class of 1956. Darlene married her lifelong companion, Melroy Kopsa, on July 29, 1956.
Rarely one for the spotlight, Darlene was happiest when her children and grandchildren found success. Even though she said she didn't like to cook, many memories were made in the kitchen around the stove and dining room table. Darlene's baking skills found her taking requests from future brides for their wedding cakes. She took advantage of her sewing room with a talent for designing clothes for all occasions. She created quilts for every grandchild on their high school graduation. She also had a love for reading and enjoyed getting lost in stories, devouring books in an afternoon break. Other hobbies included playing the piano and organ and compiling information for the family tree. Melroy and Darlene liked to travel with trips to Texas always high on the list and an occasional dash to the casino on a Sunday afternoon.
Survivors include her husband, Melroy, of the home; daughters Mrs. Steve Zenger (Micki), Haddam; Mrs. Bryan Lahodny (Calise), Montgomery, Texas; sons Lance of Cuba and Cory of Superior; eight grandchildren; Josh, Jared and Jordan Zenger, Zachary, Tabayia and Tyler Kopsa, Justin and Ashley Lahodny; four great-grandchildren; a step-brother Harold Walker; step sisters, Helen Bausch, Rosemary Bergeron, Joann Martin and Patricia Erickson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step father,Christopher Walker; infant brother, Orthel; half-brother, O.M. Gaston; step-sisters, Marilyn Walker and Kathleen Schumaker; and step-brother, Michael Walker.
Her funeral was held Feb. 14 at the Cuba Presbyterian Church with Pastor Phil Goombi officiating. Burial was in the National Bohemian Cemetery, rural Cuba. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, was in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Lee Roy Hillman, 90, Ionia, died Friday at Mitchell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Beloit, after a long illness.
His funeral was held Wednesday at the Ionia United Methodist Church, with interment in the Ionia Cemetery. Family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Melby Mortuary, Mankato.
Carl. E. "Casey" Noyes, 83, Jamestown, died Feb. 14 at Heartland Haven, Inman. He was born Nov. 22, 1931, to John and Ada (Luthur) Noyes at Green. Casey served three years in the Marines during the Korean Conflict, 1951-54. He retired as a heavy equipment operator for Cloud County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Trussell Noyes; his parents; a brother, Warren (Bud); and sisters, Freda Harris and Georgia Kerr.
Casey is survived by seven children, Mrs. Richard Turner (Carol), Hanover, Mrs. Steve Perret (Artis), Assaria; Carl Noyes, Topeka; Jeff Thompson, Lenexa; Keith Noyes, Concordia; Steven Noyes, Papillion, Neb.; Mrs. Randy Weaver (Stacy), Concordia; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his companion, Mary Santrock, Inman; amd a sister Alene Lundberg, Courtland.
Graveside service was held Saturday at the Randall Cemetery, Randall, with military honors by VFW Post 588 and American Legion Post 76. Visitation was Friday . at the Nutter Mortuary Chapel, Concordia.
Seth Scott Louder, 82, Russell, died Dec. 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his friends and family.
Seth was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Lincoln, Kan., the son of Thomas Jefferson and Stella (Peckham) Louder. He grew up in Lincoln and Burr Oak, and graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1950. After high school, he attended Fort Hays State University in Hays. In 1952 he joined the United States Navy and served until 1956. That same year he moved to Russell. Later he married Bonnie Faye Clark. From this union four children were born.
He worked for many years with the City of Russell and retired from the Russell Power Plant. He also worked in the oil fields and worked for Abco Wire, Farley Machine Shop, George Richard's Machine Shop and Bishop Machine Shop. He was a member of and a past commander of the American Legion Post99, Masonic Lodge 177, ISIS Shrine and Scottish Rite, both of Salina. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coon hunting and auto mechanics. Most of all he enjoyed time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of the home; children, Mrs. Ronnie LaMastus (Tanya). Roxbury, Patrick Louder, Oklahoma City, Phyllis Voldrich, Wichita, and Michael Louder, Russell; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters.
His funeral was held at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, on Dec. 11, 2014, with Pastor John Thompson officiating. Casket bearers were Adam Larsen, Mike Louder, Marvin Larsen, Ronnie LaMastus, Jim Banks, Patrick Louder. Interment was in Russell City Cemetery.
Dr. John R. Cortner, 92, of Manhattan, Kan., died last Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.
Dr. Cortner was born July 23, 1922, in LaCrosse, Kan., the son of Dr. Raymond and Viola Cortner. He was raised in Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University. Dr. Cortner served in the United States Army as a spotter pilot during WWII. He completed studies in Oakland, Calif., for his doctor of chiropractic degree.
Dr. Cortner established Cortner Chiropractic Clinic in Mankato in 1953. In 1974, he moved his chiro-practic clinic to Manhattan where he practiced until his retirement in 1989.
During his time in Mankato, he helped to establish the First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, teacher and song leader.
He was married to the former Norma J. Holland in Wichita. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2012. Dr. Cortner was also preceded in death by his parents; by one daughter, Carol Gaul; and by his brother, Warren Cortner.
Survivors include his two sons, Dr. Michael Cortner of Manhattan and Bud Cortner of El Dorado, Kan.; one son-in-law, Owen Gaul; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Dr. Cortner's body was cremated. No services are planned. Private inurnment will be in the Sunrise Cemetery at Manhattan.
On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneral home.com.
Friends in Superior have learned of the death of Connie (Steele) McBroom. She was Born April 1, 1926, and died Jan. 5, 2015. A housewife the Colorado Springs resident was the wife of a former Superior Bill McBroom who preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Jon; and a daughter, Nancy Brunell. A private funeral service was held.
Shawn Farnham, 21, of Guide Rock, died Sunday, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Williams Funeral Home.
Joseph Oliver Vogel, 85, the son of Faye E. (Moore) and William Joseph Vogel, was born Jan. 13, 1930, at Grand Island. He died Sunday at his home in Red Cloud.
Joe spent his childhood years growing up in the Saint Libory community and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Grand Island. On Feb. 14, 1951, he was united in marriage with Donna Brunholtz in Jew Jersey. This union was blessed with a son, Clifford, and a daughter, Connie.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Joe pursued a career with the Union Pacific Railroad. His job took the family to a number of locations and communities. After his retirement from the railroad, they moved to a home north of Red Cloud in 1988.
Joe possessed a great passion and talent in working with horses. He had served as wagon master in 1993 for the State of Nebraska, and again in 1997 he was wagon master for the Mormon Trail ride. Joe was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud and the American Legion Post.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Vogel of Red Cloud; a son, Clifford Vogel of Red Cloud; and a daughter, Connie Clark of Ellsworth, Kan.
His funeral was held Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud.
Effie Ellen Johnson, 73, the daughter of Seth and Edith (Doran) Helberg was born July 4, 1941, at Cozad. She died Saturday at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings.
Effie was united in marriage to Darrel Johnson on March 22, 1959. This union was blessed with the birth of five sons. Effie enjoyed playing cards, taking road trips, fishing and her yard art. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Matt and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her sons, Curt and Kevin of Edgar, Rick and Allen of Clay Center, Neb.; 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar. Pastor David King officiated. Burial was in the Edgar Cemetery.
LaHoma Brazil, 97, the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Brown) Glenn, was born Aug. 29, 1917, at Quinton, Okla, She died Friday at Lincoln, Neb.
LaHoma grew up in Quinton attending rural schools. On Nov. 8, 1934, LaHoma was united in marriage to Gus Brazil. This union was blessed with the birth of two children. After their marriage, LaHoma became a housewife and mother.
The couple moved to Superior, in November of 1949. From 1954 to 1964 LaHoma and Gus owned and operated the Farmer's Union Cream and Egg Station located on West Fourth Street. Upon selling this business, LaHoma worked at the JC Penney store for more than 11 years as a sales clerk and window dresser.
In LaHoma's spare time, she enjoyed sewing for her children and grandchildren. She was an avid walker, walking 5 miles each day. LaHoma found joy working crossword puzzles, gardening and just being outdoors working in her yard. Friends and neighbors were a joy and special part of her life. She was an active member of the Superior Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gus, son Larry; brothers, Eugene, Charles and Cecil; and sisters, Maxine and Winifred.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Everett Ladman (Linda) of Gresham; daughter-in-law, Feetzie Brazil of Superior; a brother, Robert Glenn of Los Gatos, Calif.; grandchildren: Gregg and David Brazil of Superior, Mrs. Brent Meyer (Lynn) of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Steve Sorensen (Lisa) of Ruskin; Kevin Ladman of Gresham, Mrs. Troy Hofmann (Brenda) of Raymond, and Mrs. Stacy Michaelsen (Kristie) of Lincoln, Neb; great-grandchildren, Mrs. Kyle Mundorf (Tiffany) and their children, Morgan, Hayden, Khloe and Blake, Rachel Brazil of Beatrice, Matt Brazil, Nathan Meyer, Danielle Meyer of Lincoln, Neb; Andrew Brazil of Superior; Mrs. Andy Else (Kendra) of Bruning and children, Raegan and Taylor; and Trent Sorensen of Hardy.
Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, Pastor David Sherwood will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Ronald "Red" Henry, 71, of Guide Rock, died Thursday at the Hastings Good Samaritan Village's Perkins Pavilion. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Williams Funeral Home.
Edward Harvey Forsberg, 96, son of John E. Forsberg and Edith (Sandell) Forsberg, was born May 24, 1918, near Scandia. He died Thursday at Belleville. He graduated from Scandia High School in 1936. He was united in marriage to Lenna Mae Fischer on May 12, 1944, and to this union three children were born, Janice, Kenneth and Denise.
He was a Republic County farmer and sold DeKalb seed, where he was the top salesman in the state four times. He was a supporter of school sports and enjoyed officiating. He was a member of the Amana Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. He served on the Scandia School Board, Riverview Cemetery Board and Kansas-Bostwick Irrigation Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Forsberg; and one sister, Helen Baker. Survivors include his wife, Lenna Mae Forsberg, of Scandia; one son, Kenneth Forsberg of McPherson; and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Albertson (Janice) of Wichita and Denise Strait of Scandia.
His funeral was held Tuesday at the Amana Lutheran Church, Pastor Thomas Kamprath officiated. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Scandia, was in charge of arrangements.
Doris Margot Mitchell, 67, of Fairbury, the daughter of Ralph and Lieselotta (Bender) DeWald Jr. was born March 21, 1947, in Heidelberg, Germany. She died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Doris grew up in the Tobias area and graduated from Tobias High School with the Class of 1965 and attended Lincoln School of Commerce. She then went to work at St. Elizabeth Region Medical Center in Lincoln as a medical transcriptionist.
In July of 1966 Doris was united in marriage to Gary Mitchell at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tobias. This union was blessed with the birth of three children.
The couple moved to Fairbury where she worked as a transcriptionist at Jefferson County Hospital. She was one of the co-owners that designed and built the Deshler C-Stop. The couple moved to Deshler where she enjoyed working in the store. Later she sold the C-Stop and moved back to Fairbury to live with her mother, and back to work at Jefferson County Hospital until she retired in 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph DeWald, Jr.; two daughter, Lara Lea and Cara Lynn Mitchell; a brother, James DeWald; and one sister, Carol Boley.
Survivors include her son Andy of Granite Falls, Wash., four brothers; five sisters; and two grandchildren.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron.
Richard "Rich" R. Roush, 44, Formoso, Kan., beloved son, father, brother, uncle and friend, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan., from complications due to a sudden illness.
Rich was born May 14, 1970, in Grand Island, Neb., and was a longtime resident of Formoso and Courtland. He worked at Wal-Mart in Concordia, Kan., but also worked as a welder, a laboratory assistant and handy man in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
He is survived by his daughters, Danielle Roush and Jordan Roush, Courtland, Kan.; his mother, Elsie Roush, Nebraska City, Neb.; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Becky Roush, Formoso, Kan.; his father, James Roush, Ionia, Kan.; his brother, Ronald Roush, St. Joseph, Mo.; nephews, Lucas and Weston Roush, Formoso, Kan.; Cadin and Ethan Roush, St. Joseph, Mo., and Allen Sramek, Hays, Kan.; nieces, Samantha Sramek, Hays, Kan.; and Lauren and Levi Roush, Formoso, Kan.; aunt and uncle-in-law, Alice and Daniel O'Neill, Nebraska City, Neb.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Formoso Community Church, Formoso, Kan., with Pastor Gene Little officiating. Burial was in Balch Cemetery, Formoso, Kan.
Friends may call at Melby Mortuary Funeral Home, Mankato, Kansas, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Rich may be made to the Formoso Fire Department, in care of Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 345, Mankato, Kan., 66956-0348. Condolences may be left online at www.melbymortuary.com.
Sophia Ann Anderson, Formoso, Kan., was born July 11, 1942, to James and Genevieve (Saleem) Hashburger, in Massachusetts, and died Feb. 19, 2015, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit, Kan., at the age of 72 years, seven months and eight days.
Sophia attended school and the Common Wealth Community College in Virginia Beach, Va. She was studying nursing. She married Rickey Anderson on Oct. 26, 1985, at Virginia Beach, Va. They have eight children in this combined family. Sophie loved her family and everything that it took to make a family.
When not with the family she enjoyed gardening and fishing.
Sophia was preceded in death by her parents, James and Genny Hashburger; brother, Bobby Hashburger; son, Chance Ponder; two grandsons, Justin Ponder and Johnethy Anderson.
She leaves to mourn: husband, Rickey Anderson of the home; son, Ollen Ponder, Jr., Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Tracy and husband Greg Burkett, Virginia Beach, Va., Stacy and husband Maher Awad, Terry Town, La., Regina Chandler, Harvey, La.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Iliene Belcanger, Florida; brother, Joe Hashburger, Virginia.
A celebration of life service was held Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Formoso Community Church, Formoso, Kan., with Pastor Gene Little officiating. Interment followed in the Balch Cemetery, Formoso, Kan. The family suggests memorials towards a marker for the grave. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends Sunday at Melby Mortuary , Mankato, Kan., who were in charge of arrangements, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.melbymortuary.com.
Delvis D. "Butch" Mahaffy, 65, Derby, formerly of Mankato, died Feb. 19 at the Veterans' Hospital Hospice Center, Wichita.
A celebration of life services was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Melby Mortuary, Mankato, with Pastor Ben Ray officiating. Interment followed in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato.
A complete obituary will be printed next week.
Terry Lynn (Sorensen) Corbett, 64, died Feb. 13 at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis. She was born July 26, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Westley and Dorothy (Tuttle) Sorensen.
She graduated from high school in Kearns, Utah. She married Ronald Corbett on Jan. 21, 1971, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ron and Terry were sealed for all time and eternity March 22, 2008 in the Winter Quarters Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a mother, homemaker and caregiver. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she participated in the Relief Society Organization.
Terry is survived by: husband Ronald, Concordia; son, Sonny Corbett, Salina; daughter, Mrs. Jeff McCall (Stormy), Concordia; sister, Kathy Viehweger, West Jordan, Utah; brother, Michael Sorensen; grandchildren, Heather Corbett, Matthew, Bethanie and Madison McCall; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Spring; and her sister, Teresa.
Her funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Concordia, with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Joyce Lorraine Hartman was born March 31, 1929, to Delbert and Jessie (McGee) Woodburn on a farm near Jewell. She died Feb. 8 in Hutchinson.
Joyce attended the Star Country School, Mankato High School and then Jewell High School where she graduated in 1946. She moved to Chicago, Ill., to attend fashion design school until returning to Beloit to marry L. Edward Hartman on Feb. 1, 1948. Two children were born to this union.
Joyce and Ed owned and operated Hartman Oil and Hartman Construction Company. In 1953, they founded the Corral Drive-In, (remembered by many for the car hops and the homemade curly fries), which later became the Banner Restaurant. Joyce and Ed enjoyed the challenge of operating the restaurant and had fond memories of the people who worked with them. They also started the EZ Stor Self Storage business before retiring in 1987 for winters in Mesa, Ariz., and traveling in their motor home. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage. Joyce lived year round in Mesa after Ed died in March 2000. She moved to Hutchinson in 2011 to be near her family.
Joyce had a passion for genealogy and through her research discovered her family had relatives in Germany and Australia which led to many visits to the USA from cousins from both countries. She also devoted many hours creating memory books for her grandchildren as well as books that recorded the lives of her husband, mother and father.
Joyce started another chapter in her life when she met Lee Harrison in 2001. They enjoyed golfing, dancing, going on cruises and made two trips to Europe where they visited the newly discovered relatives. Joyce also visited cousins in Australia for a month with her friend, Barbara Quakenbush.
Family and friends were Joyce's passion and delight. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Qui Bene Club and the Beloit Country Club. She is survived by her children, Steve Hartman, Beloit, and Holly Hawn, Hutchinson; grandchildren, Jena Hartman and Patrick Hawn; and a sister, Joan Morton.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Beloit, with Dave Mealiff officiating. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home, Beloit.
Sherry I. (Crawford) Dow passed peacefully on Feb. 17, 2015. She was born July 12, 1946, to Glenn and Marie Crawford (both deceased) as a set of twins (brother, Larry Crawford, deceased). Attending Chapman High School she graduated in 1964. She had owned and operated Sherry's Ceramics.
Joined in marriage to Jimmy Dow, Aug. 23, 1964, this 50 year union produced two children, Angie (Wayne) Telford and Jimmy Dow, Jr. Sherry is survived by her family, including two grandchildren, Melissa and Christopher, beloved sister, Linda (Chuck) Bletscher, four aunts, two nephews, one niece, cherished cousins and trusted friend and fellow quilter, Shirley Jefferson.
Sherry was an active member of the The American Legion and frequently made quilts for fundraisers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Danner Funeral Home in Abilene, Kan., with Pastor Jason Kohler officiating. The family invited all friends and relatives to join them at a coffee and dessert reception at the First Christian Church, 612 N. Buckeye, immediately following the service. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at Danner Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials in her memory be made to the Bethel Cemetery, in care of The Glenn Crawford Flag Fund. They may be sent in care of Jared Hoover, 1569 2800 Ave., Abilene, Kan., 67410, or left at Danner Funeral Home. Condolences to http://dannerfuneralhome.net.
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