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Obituaries published Aug. 28, 2014

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Phyllis Hartman, Brad Blair, Carl D. McElroy, Daniel McMillen, Max Lovewell


Phyllis Hartman
A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Red Cloud, honoring the late Phyllis I. Hartman. She died earlier this year.
The Rev. Chad Boggs will officiate. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brad Blair
The Brad Blair family will hold a memorial service at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Hardy Community Hall. Friends and relatives are invited to share stories about Brad. The family will provide food and music with the anticipation of having a fun time and learning more about the late Hardy resident.

Carl D. McElroy
Carl Dale McElroy was born May 4, 1921, to John and Mary Dale McElroy on the family farm near Randall, Kan. He passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit, Kan., at the age of 93 years, three months and 18 days.
Carl graduated from Randall Rural High School in the Class of 1938. On Sept. 19, 1942 he married Opal Joy Rank in Concordia, Kan. Two daughters, Judy and Carol, were born to this union of 71 years.
A lifetime resident of the Randall Community, Carl was a hard working farmer. His career as a farmers saw it all, beginning with a plow behind a horse and later using modern day tractors. He honored and respected God's land and treated it with care. In his younger years he raised cattle. Carl retired from farming in about 2000 and moved from the family's homesteaded farm to a home in Randall. He loved his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
He was a member of the Randall Community Church.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold, LaVern, and Norval McElroy, and two sisters Ruth Evert and Neva Clark.
Carl is survived by his wife Opal of the home; daughters Judy Zimmer, Randall, Carol Flinn and husband Larry, Lebanon, Mo.; five grandchildren, Sandra Henningsen and husband Russ, Hays, Kansas, Shaun Kibbe and wife Sharon, Salina, Kansas, Angela Dreher and husband Brian, Topeka, Kansas, Jason Kibbe, Osborne, Kansas, Jeremy Stover, Salina; two step grandchildren Stacey Schwartz and husband Todd, Georgia, Kelley DeMuth and husband Mark, Georgia; ten great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Randall Community Church, Randall, Kan., with Pastor Dan Daniels officiating. Music was "Love Lifted Me," "Finally Home," and "I'll Fly Away" by Larry Flinn, musician; and "How Great Thou Art" by Pastor Dan and Gaye Daniels. Honorary casket bearers were Donald Barrett, Terry Collins, Roger Houghton, Roger Oplinger. Casket bearers were Brian Dreher, Trevor Henningsen, Shaun Kibbe, Russ Henningsen, Jason Kibbe, Jeremy Stover. Interment was in Randall Cemetery. McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service, Beloit, were in charge of arrangements.
For Grandpa
Grandpa, leaves to us an awesome faith and confession.
Shortly before he was to enter the hospital he cried out for Jesus.
He wanted to be saved and forgiven.
My mother helped him speak that he believed in God our Father,
And Jesus Christ.
He asked Jesus to enter his heart and accepted him as his true salvation.

None of us knew that only days after this that he would enter
the hospital and spend his last days in a restful sleep.
I believe in these days that God was working in him and through him.
God brought his family around him as they said their goodbyes and
Spoke to him how much he was loved.

Each and every day we have the opportunity to follow Jesus.
When we listen, God is near and I have had the opportunity to listen
while Grandpa was in the hospital.

I am a deep believer that God gives us signs and we must open our
Hearts to let the Holy Spirit in.
While Grandpa was in the hospital I was working on a school project
For my preschoolers. Caterpillars!!!
I believe God showed me through these amazing creatures that he
Was with all of us and also with grandpa.

Just as I watched the tiny caterpillars eat and grow.
I believe Grandpa heard the word of God and grew.
Just as I watched the caterpillars have faith in their silk to hold them to the branch.
I believe Grandpa had the faith in God to accept Jesus Christ as his savior.
Just as I watched the chrysalis incase the caterpillar.
I believe Grandpa was embraced by God's arms.
Just as I know the butterfly will emerge from the cocoon.
I know Grandpa will emerge into heaven.
Just as I know the butterfly will spread it's wings and soar.
I know Grandpa will see the mercy of God and fly away and soar in Heaven.
Written with Love,
by Sandra Lea
August 2014
Paid obituary

Daniel McMillen
Daniel A. McMillen, 53, the son of Darlene Fuller Brumbaugh and William Edward McMillen, Sr., was born March 6, 1961, in Sterling, Colo. He died last Sunday at his home in Inavale, following a year-long battle with cancer.
A longtime resident of Webster County, he grew up and received his education at the Guide Rock schools. He pursued a number of jobs, mostly in construction. An avid outdoorsman, he especially liked fishing. He was a dedicated NASCAR fan and followed Dale Earnhart, Jr., with much interest.
Preceding him in death were his sisters, Diana Vogler, Kyla Maudlin, Charolett Brumbaugh and Cheryl Brumbaugh; a brother, William Edward McMillen, Jr.; a grandson, Colin; and his father William Edward McMillen, Sr.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Moore of Inavale; sons, Angel Young, Daniel McMillen, Jr., Josh Steiner, Drew McMillen and Adam Moore; daughters, Jenny and Chelsie; 10 grand-children; his mother, Darlene Brumbaugh; sisters, Mrs. Bernard DoBesh (LouRee) of Grand Island; Mrs. Dennis Wentworth (Ruth) of Red Cloud; Mrs. Ron Dull (Edee) of Mantachie, Miss.; and Mrs. Jim Williams (Glenda) of Red Cloud; and a brother, Shane Brumbaugh of Inavale.
His funeral was held Thursday at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with Pastor Jay Powell officiating. Interment was at the Guide Rock Cemetery.

Max Lovewell
Max A. Lovewell,79, of Lebanon, died last Tuesday at Smith County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Jewell County to Cecil and Nora (McGraw) Lovewell. He worked for 41 years as a service technician for the telephone company.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home; son, Robert of Columbus, Neb.; daughters, Nancy Stramel of Noel, Mo., and Karen Sweet of Franklin, Neb.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ramona Rees of Lincoln, Kan.
His funeral was Saturday at Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center with Jim Germer, P.M.A., officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center.

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