OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

Clavet, Kathryn Glen RIEMEN March 20, 1961 - Aug. 4, 2008
OSAGE CITY-Kathryn Glen Riemen-Clavet, Osage City, died Aug. 4, 2008, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was 47. She was born March 20, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Arthur Otto and Marjorie Esther Lutrel Cox Riemen. She lived her early life in Kansas City moving to Sadona, Calif. She also lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, Lakewood, Calif., Big Bear and then to Kansas in 2002. She worked for the Topeka Capital Journal as a carrier. She was studying psychology, specializing in equestrian therapy through the University of Phoenix. She married David Clavet on April 3, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives of the home. Survivors also include four sons, Brandon Trujillo, Topeka and Travis Clavet, Sam Clavet and Justin Clavet, all of the home; her mother, Esther Riemen, Topeka; a sister, Lane Allison, Kansas City, Mo.; and a brother, John Riemen, New Jersey. Services were Aug. 10, at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kathryn Glen Riemen-Clavet Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 14, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Clear, Rebecca Marie JONES Feb. 9, 1952 - July 23, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Rebecca Marie Clear died July 23, 2008, at her home in Osage City. She was 56 She was born Feb. 9, 1952,
in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of James Robert and Nancy Louise (Clark) Jones. She married Carl Ernest Clear on March 10, 1989. He survives of the home. She moved to Osage City from Topeka and had lived the majority of her life in Colorado. She served in the United States Air Force and was a truck driver for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is also survived by a son, Donald Smith, Osage City; a brother, Michael Jones, California; and two grandchildren. She was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contribution may be made to the Rebecca Marie Clear Memorial Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, July 31, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

OSAGE CITY - Rebecca Marie Clear died July 23, 2008, at her home in Osage City. She was 56. A memorial service will be
10 a.m. Aug. 7, at the Osage City Methodist Church. Memorial contribution may be made to the Rebecca Marie Clear Memorial Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Colson, G. Lawrence July 23, 1934-July 29, 2008
OVERBROOK-G. Lawrence Colson, died July 29, 2008, at Topeka. He was 74. He was born July 23, 1934, in Bates County, Mo., the son of Glenn L. and Winnie L. (Moles) Colson. He married Patricia Cooper, May 29, 1955, at Overbrook. He was a member of the Overbrook United Methodist Church, Ridgeway Lodge #62, A.F. & A.M. of Overbrook, Chippewa Good Sams Camping Club, and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union No. 763, at Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Patty, of the home; a son, Steven Colson and wife, Rae Lee; a daughter, Janice Heberling and husband, Don, all of Overbrook; three grandchildren, Kelli Phippen and husband, Travis, Adam Colson and Christy Colson; and three great-grandchildren, Makenzi Phippen, Cody Phippen and Sean Call; a brother, Kenneth Colson and wife, Pam, of Munford, Tenn., and a sister, Barbara Young and husband, Virgil, of Oakland, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ronald, a brother, Charles Colson, and a sister, Louise Wells. Funeral services were Aug. 2 at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Memorial contributions to the Overbrook Fire Department or Ridgeway Lodge #62, A.F.&A.M. may be sent to Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Cowen, Ralph May 26, 1934-Aug. 2, 2008
OVERBROOK-Ralph Leonard Cowen, of Overbrook, died Aug. 2, 2008. He was 74. He was born May 26, 1934. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, a daughter, two sons and their spouses, four grandchildren, his mother, sister and brother.
His body has been cremated and no services will be held as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Midland Care Hospice, 200 Frazier, Topeka, Kansas 66606. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ewing, Claud William "Dutch" Nov. 22, 1931 - July 25, 2008
SCRANTON - Claud William Dutch Ewing, Scranton, died July 25, 2008, at Osage City. He was 76. He was born Nov.
22, 1931, at Greenwood, Mo., the son of Walter and Cecil Dorsey Ewing. He attended Scranton High School, and
lived most of his life in the Scranton community. He served in the United States Navy Seabees from 1951-1955. After his service he worked as a machinist for the Kansas Department of Transportation at Topeka, where he retired as a highway
technical engineer in 1991. He was a member of the Edward Rowe VFW Post No. 2709, Scranton, and attended Grace Community Church, Overbrook. He married Patricia Renfro, Aug. 12, 1956, at Harrisonville, Mo. She preceded him
in death, Aug. 18, 2000. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Patti Ewing, and two brothers, Jim and Bob Ewing.
He is survived by two sons, Ron Ewing and wife, Debbie, Hermitage, Mo., and Kelly Ewing and wife, Cindy, Scranton; a daughter, Dana Greeno and husband, Bobby, Scranton; a sister, Bertie Land, Carbondale; his companion, Naomi Brown, Osage City; nine grandchildren, Sonni Williams, Patricia Ewing, Rory Ewing, Amy Goff, Melissa and Matt Greeno,
Ashley, Brooke, and Taelor Noonan; and six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin, Alissa, Kaydan, Logan, and Alexis.
He was cremated. Services will be 10 a.m. Aug. 1, at the Scranton Evangelical Covenant Church. Military graveside services will follow at Scranton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Claud Ewing Memorial and sent
in care of the Kansas State Bank, 327 S. Brownie, Scranton, KS 66537. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, July 31, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Flohr, James Aug. 24, 2008
LINDSBORG - James Flohr died Aug. 24, 2008. Services were to be 10 a.m. Aug. 28, at Freemount Lutheran Church, Lindsborg. Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Christian Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln Street,
Lindsborg, KS 67456. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 28, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Fredrickson, Dr. Doren D. May 14, 1955-Aug. 21, 2008
WICHITA-Dr. Doren D. Fredrickson died Aug. 21, 2008, at his home in Wichita. He was 53. He was born May 14, 1955,
in Newport, R.I. He was professor in preventive medicine and public health at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita and the health officer of the Sedgwick County Health Department. He also was Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Health. He has received many honors and awards including the Golden Apple Teaching
Award, the Diversity of Kansas Award for Brotherhood and Sisterhood, the W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. He was a published researcher and epidemiologist. He had attended the University of Massachusetts-Amhurst, Emporia State University, University of Kansas for his medical degree, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for his doctoral degree in epidemiology. He spoke Spanish fluently and was conversant in Swedish, German and French. In addition, he was a resourceful auto mechanic and farmer. His concern for those who were less fortunate was well known, and he was passionate about eliminating health disparities and correcting social inequities. Fredrickson is survived by his parents, Ronald H. and Patricia (Keck) Fredrickson of Osage City; a sister, Anne J. Fredrickson, and her partner, Diane Delauter, Mashpee, Mass.; uncle and aunt, Dr. Duane E. and Nancy Fredrickson, Lindsborg; aunt, Carol (Keck) Maddux, Manhattan; aunt and uncle, Marlene and Lloyd Switzer, Ottawa; his close friend, Dr. Denise Drane, Evanston, Ill.; and many cousins. Funeral services were held at Central Christian Church, Wichita on Aug. 24, and at Grace Lutheran Church, Osage City, on Aug. 26. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Osage City. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the University of Kansas Endowment Association in Fredrickson's name to create a fund in his honor: KUEA, 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 28, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Gilman, Jess July 28, 1916 - Aug. 15, 2008
LYNDON - Jess Gilman, Lyndon, died Aug. 15, 2008, at the Osage Nursing Center. He was 92. He was born July 28, 1916 by Osage City, the son of Charles and Mae Moore Gilman. He graduated from Lebo High School in 1934. He worked with his parents in Gilman's Food Markets in Lebo, Osage City, Topeka and Lyndon until they retired in 1951. He married Doris Jean Feltner, May 22, 1938, in Melvern. They were in the cattle business. They moved to Lyndon in 1953, and purchased the Standard Station. In 1960, they moved to Topeka where he supervised the building and organization of Gage Center Bowl. They were co-owners and he was manager of Gage Center Bowl, Gage Bowl North and Holiday Bowl in Salina. He was President of the Kansas State Bowling Proprietors Association, served as a national director for six years, served on the president's advisory committee, legislative committee and acted as zone governor and was manager of Gage Shopping Center. He retired from Gage Bowl in 1981 and they returned to Lyndon. He was inducted into the Kansas Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a member of the Lyndon Lions, Lyndon United Methodist Church, and the Euclid Lodge #101 A.F. & A.M. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Edith Smith. Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Erickson, San Marcos, Calif., Pat and Bob Murdoch, Lyndon, and Jeanie Ulrich, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, Kari, Mike, Kip, Matt, Brad, Barb, Kim, Rod and Tiff; and five great-grandchildren, Alex, Erin, Rachel, Emily and Cole. Services were Aug. 19, at Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial followed at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon Carnegie Library or the Helping Hands Humane Society, Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 21, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Harsch, Alfred A. Oct. 14, 1913 - Aug. 7, 2008
LEBO - Alfred A. Harsch, his home. He was 94. He was born Oct. 14, 1913, at Bartley, Neb., the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Peters Harsch. He was a longtime farmer and previously worked as a concrete finisher at Remington Arms in Colorado and DuPont Powder Plant in Oklahoma, until moving to this area in Dec. 1943. He lived in New Strawn and Lebo. He was active in local politics, serving in the past as mayor and a member of the township board of New Strawn. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington. He married Wilma Ruby on July 17, 1939, at Norton. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Ann; three brothers; Ewald, Max, and Bernie Harsch; and two sisters, Clara McMillan and Ann Crockett. He is also survived by two sons, Doyle Harsch and his wife Lea, Lebo, Pat Harsch, Olivet; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and Wayne, Martin, and Myron Harsch. Services were Aug. 11, 2008, Trinity Lutheran Church, Burlington. Burial followed at American Cemetery, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Burlington, and may sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 14, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Jackson, John Feb. 6, 1922 - Aug. 16, 2008
OSAGE CITY-John Jackson died Aug. 16, 2008, at his home northwest of Osage City. He was 86. He was born Feb. 6, 1922, at Wakarusa, the son of Everett and Bertha Wideau Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was highly decorated. He was a dairy farmer and worked for Curley Plumbing and Electric for 27 years. He was a member of the Osage City United Methodist Church, and was a life member of the National Corn Husking Association. He had been state and national champion of the Corn Husking Association. He married Jane Christiason, Dec. 19, 1942, in Corvallis, Ore. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Paul Jackson; a brother, Fritz Jackson; a great-granddaughter, Carrie Jo Ihnken and a great-great-granddaughter, Paige Marie Ihnken. Besides his wife, other survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Jeanne and John Ihnken, Bennington, Patti and Don Croy, Vassar, and Tammi and Doug Brabb, Osage City; a son and his wife, Jody and Debbie Jackson, Osage City; three sisters, Kathryn Bronson, Lyndon, JoAnn Long, Osage City, and Betty Bean, Osage City; two brothers, Charles Jackson, San Diego, Calif., and Clyde Jackson, Osage City; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Services were to be 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the United Methodist Church in Osage City. Burial was to follow at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 21, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Lane, Flamond BAIL Feb. 9, 1929 - July 26, 2008
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Flamond Luella Vail Lane, Anaheim, Calif., died July 26, 2008. She was 79. She was born Feb. 9, 1929,
in Richland, the daughter of William Charles Bail and Inez P. Musick Bail, Osage City. She married Clifford Lee Lane, Oct. 17, 1946, at her parents' home in Osage City. He survives of the home. She was a homemaker. She lived in California since 1957. Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother and two sisters. Survivors also include, daughters, Vicki Lewis, Hesperia, Calif., Debbie McCue, Osage City; a son, David Lane, Topeka; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Lindburg, Kenneth May 10, 1925 - July 31, 2008
OSAGE CITY-Kenneth Lindburg, Osage City, died July 31, 2008, at the Osage Nursing Center in Osage City. He was 83. He was born May 10, 1925, in Osage County, the son of John Raymond and Elva M. Dorr Lindburg. He grew up on a farm south of Osage City and graduated from Osage City High School in 1943. He entered the Army and served during World War II. He married Elsie Eileen Smith on Feb. 8, 1945. She survives of the home. He worked as a mechanic in Osage City for 35 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osage City. He is also survived by two daughters, Kim Harper and her husband, Rick, Ellsworth, and Daytha Lindburg, Lindsborg; and a sister, Pat Hendrickson and her husband, Ern, Oswego. Services were Aug. 2 at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osage City. Burial followed at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Noble, Larry Sept. 18, 1939 - July 29, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Larry Jerome "Buster" Noble, died July 29, 2008 at his home in Osage City. He was 68. He was born Sept. 18, 1939, in Osage City, the son of Durrell Elmer and Helen F. Humphrey Noble. He grew up in Osage City and attended Osage City schools. He was a basketball referee, baseball umpire and Santa for the Osage City Chamber of Commerce for 21 years. He worked as a salesman for Tennison Brothers, Inc., retiring in January 2004, due to health reasons. He married Patricia M. Blow on Oct. 25, 1962, in Osage City. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Noble. Other survivors include two daughters, Helen M. Noble, Osage City, and Amy M. Noble, Liberal; a sister, Gertrude Lee Kramer, Lawrence; three brothers, William, Robert and Gary Noble, all of Osage City; and a grandson, Drew E. Noble, Lenexa. Cremation is planned and a memorial service was Aug. 4, at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 North Sixth Street, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Noble , Michael T. July 25, 1942 - Aug. 1, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Michael T. Noble, Osage City, died Aug. 1, 2008. He was 66. He was born July 25, 1942, in Osage City, the son of Charles Bert and Rose Getsinger Noble. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1960. He later served
in the United States Army Reserve. He was a self-employed Soil Conservation Contractor for over 40 years in East Central
Kansas. He retired due to health reasons in April 2007. He was active in drag racing and truck pulling. In 1981 he was the Truck Pulling State Champion. In 1982, he participated in the Indy Super Pull. He also served on the KTPA Board. He married Mary Beth Phillips Sept. 14, 1991, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death Oct. 18, 1995. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jory Suzanne, Oct. 18, 1995; a brother, Pete Noble and his parents. He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Evan and Jessica Noble, Osage City and Brett and Teresa Russell, Udall; one step-son, Philip and Carrie Bell, Overland Park; grandchildren, Josh and Amanda Russell, Udall; two sisters, Priscilla Hamman and Cathryn Houghton; two brothers, Daniel Noble and Noble B. Noble, all of Osage City; dance partner, Joyce Wardell, Topeka and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were Aug. 5, 2008, at the United Methodist Church, Osage City. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Noble memorial fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ohse, Elizabeth E. July 31, 2008
CARBONDALE - Elizabeth E. Ohse, Carbondale, died July 3l, 2008. She was 79. Services were Aug. 5 at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Overbrook. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 7, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Olson, Mathilde "Tillie" STOLZEL Jan. 23, 1933 - Aug.. 14, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Mathilde "Tillie" Olson, Osage City, died Aug. 14, 2008, at Midland Hospice in Topeka. She was 75. She was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Amberg, Germany, the daughter of Richard and Marie Ganzbeck Stolzel. She married John E. Olson, Jan. 30, 1955, in Amberg, Germany. He died Oct. 2, 2004. She worked for Osage Products, Osage City, and for Hallmark until retiring in 1993. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Osage City. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Leo Stolzel. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Richard and Clara Olson and Terry and Karen Olson, all of Topeka; grandchildren, Edward and his wife Christy, Katherine, Elizabeth and Phillip; step grandchildren, Josh and Kate Briggs; and a great-grandchild, Stacey Olson. Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 19 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 21, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Osborne, Linda Sue PAYNE Aug. 9, 1946 - July 26, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Linda Sue Osborne, Osage City, died July 26, 2008, at her home in Osage City. She was 61. She was born Aug. 9, 1946, in Crowder, Okla., the daughter of Claud and Edith Lightle Payne. She lived in Oklahoma until the age of seven when her family moved to Kansas. She married Michael Osborne in 1968. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1994. After her husband's death, she moved to Topeka where she worked as a clerk for the Shawnee County Health Agency for 10 years. She moved back to Osage City in 2001. Survivors include a long time companion, Tom Essman, Osage City; a daughter, Claudia J. Zabokrtsky, Topeka; six sons, Cameron, Brian and Clark Zabokrtsky, all of Topeka, Michael Osborne, Ottawa, Patrick Osborne, Pratt, Bobby Osborne, Emporia; a sister, Janet Reavis, Harveyville; her parents, Claud and Edith Payne, Topeka; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were July 29 at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, July 31, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Pinkston, Elenor May SHANG April 4, 1920 - Aug. 14, 2008
LYNDON - Elenor May Pinkston, Lyndon, died Aug. 14, 2008, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was 88. She was born on April 4, 1920, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Hupchen Shang. She had lived in Quenemo for most of her life before moving to Lyndon. She was a homemaker and a sales clerk at J.C. Penney's in Ottawa. She was a member of the Quenemo United Methodist Church. She married Clarence Pinkston, May 21, 1937, in Ottawa. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1988. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Jeanette Boulton, and a sister, Gertrude Nicholson. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Knight, Topeka; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Services were Aug. 16 at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quenemo United Methodist Church or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 822 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 21, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Reed, Julia Christean May 20, 1922 - July 25, 2008
WELLSVILLE-Julia Christean Reed, Wellsville, died July 25, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. She was 86.
She was born May 20, 1922, in Osage City. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1942. She married James Frederick Reed, Dec. 4, 1977, in Osage City. He survives of the home. She had worked in the variety store, jewelry store, and bakery in Osage City. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary in Osage City. Survivors also include a sister, Ellen Morse, McCook, Neb.; a brother, James T. Gillaspy Jr., Osage City; her children, David and Jayne Reed, Baldwin City, Ron and Pam Reed, Mildred, Fred Jr. and Glenda Reed, Diamond Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Eric Reed, Bobby Reed, Ryan Reed, Amber Feuerborn, Ronald Reed Jr., Chris Reed, Brandon Reed; and seven great grandchildren. Services were July 28 at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to Dale Buck Foundation and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, July 31, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Regenold, Elvon Sept. 9, 1923 - Aug. 18, 2008
OSAGE CITY-Elvon Regenold, died Aug. 18, 2008, in Osage City. He was 84. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, at Osage City, the son of Charles Cleveland and Ora Violet Hafer Regenold. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1941. He farmed in the Osage City area his entire life. He was a member of the Osage City United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club. He served on the Farm Bureau Board, Osage County Extension Board and the Osage County Fair Board. He married Laura Katherine Phelon on Jan. 20, 1957. She preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Della Regenold, Topeka; three sons, Dale and Jackie Regenold, Topeka, Gary Regenold, Leavenworth, and Kirby and Gayla Regenold, Osage City; a sister, Jean Weeks, Pocatello, Idaho; a brother, Kenneth Regenold, Osage City; and four grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle Regenold, Leavenworth, and Ben and Alex Regenold, Osage City. Services were Aug. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Osage City. Burial followed at the Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 28, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ross, Joan HAGAN Sept. 13, 1931 - Aug. 14, 2008
TOPEKA-Joan Hagan Ross, Topeka, died Aug. 14, 2008, at a nursing home in Topeka. She was 76. She was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Visalia, Calif., the daughter of Thomas F. and Valma Lois Mitchell Hagan. She spent her early life in Missouri. She joined the military and served in the Korean Conflict. She married Richard B. Ross on Sept. 18, 1954. They were later divorced. She resided in California before moving to Osage City in 2001. She was a member of the VFW in Chula Vista, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Sue Hagan; a brother, John T. Hagan; two daughters-in-law, Margaret Urquhart-Ross and Barbara A. Ross. Survivors include a daughter, Danielle Story, Osage City; two sons, Bennie Ross, Coronado, Calif., Steven Ross, Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Doris Jean Peak, Mexico, Mo.; two brothers, Harry J.
Johnson, Mexico, Mo., Robert L. Johnson, Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were to be 10:00 AM, Aug. 21, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contributions can be made to the Joan H. Ross Memorial Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N 6, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, August 21, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Sand, Gerald "Jerry" March 13, 1936 - Sept. 7, 2008
OVERBROOK - Gerald "Jerry" Sand, died Sept. 7, 2008, at a Topeka hospital. He was 72. He was born March 13, 1936,
in Odell, Neb., the fourth child of Ab and Minnie Wick Sand. He graduated from Beatrice High School in Nebraska and attended Kansas State University where he played football and met his wife, Virginia Forbes. They were married June 16, 1957 in Beatrice, Neb. She survives of the home. He farmed most all of his life and also worked for Postage Repair Company in Topeka until retirement. He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Sand, and his brother, Kenneth Sand. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Bill and Rhonda Sand, Topeka, Jerry and Ann Sand, Overbrook, Curtis Sand, Overbrook; a daughter, Deborah Reed and Mike Landwehr, Derby; two sisters, Marci Reed of Arizona, Dorothy Staehs, San Jose, Calif., and six grandchildren. He will lie in state from 2-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon where the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 12, at Overbrook United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Valley Brook Cemetery south of Overbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to Overbrook United Methodist Church, Special Olympics, Children's Miracle Network or donor's choice in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, September 11, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Schutter, Quinton Wayne Joseph Sept. 10, 2008-Sept. 10, 2008
TOPEKA - Quinton Wayne Joseph Schutter died shortly after birth, Sept. 10, 2008, due to a rare fetal syndrome. His birthday was celebrated by family and friends for his 2 1/2 hours of life. He was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Gregory Bergstrom; and his greatgrandparents, Leroy Joseph Schutter, Velda and Lawrence Quinton Lane, Wayne William Land and Francis Lemberger. Survivors include his parents, Jason and Kristi Schutter; sister, Kayla; grandparents, Ron and JoAnn Schutter, Tim and Connie Land, and Karla Land; greatgrandparents, Clayton and Ida Thomas, Bertie Land, Jack and Marilyn Smith, JoAnn Lemberger and Allen and Alice Calhoun. A service was held Sept. 15 at Skyline Heights Christian Faith Center, Maple Hill. Burial followed at Dover Cemetery, Dover. Memorial contributions may be made by donating a 12-inch teddy bear to assist Quinton's Quest, a foundation in his memory to raise awareness for rare fetal syndromes and to provide local family infant loss support. Monetary donations as well as the teddy bears may be sent or brought to Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 S.W. Urish Rd., Topeka KS 66614. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, September 11, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Wiezorek, Sadako Oct. 8, 1928 - Sept. 20, 2008
WAKARUSA - Sadako Wiezorek, Wakarusa, formerly of Omaha and Bellevue, Neb., died Sept. 20, 2008, at a Topeka hospital. She was 79. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Osaka, Japan. She was a master seamstress. She married Joseph A.
Wiezorek in 1956. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1991. She is survived by a brother and sister in Japan. Services will be 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Oct. 3 until the time of service at the church. A rosary will be offered. Burial will follow at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Project A.L.S., 900 Broadway, Suite 901, New York, N.Y. 10003. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, October 2, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Williams, Elvira MORSTORF Nov. 2, 1910 - Oct. 2, 2008
OSAGE CITY- Elvira Williams died Oct. 2, 2008, at the Osage Nursing Center in Osage City. She was 97. She was born Nov. 2, 1910, in Elmont, the daughter of Philip and Mary (Robertson) Morstorf, and lived in the communities of Elmont, Dover, Burlingame, and Barclay. She graduated from Barclay High School in 1931. She married Floyd Richard Williams, Oct. 5, 1935, in Osage City. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1984. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband on their farm. After their three children were grown, she worked outside the home for several years in local care facilities. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Weckwerth, and two sisters, Minnie Corine Bryan and an infant sister. Survivors include two sons, Donald G. Williams and wife, Donna, and Darrell L. Williams, and wife, Alvalene, both of Osage City; seven grandchildren, Drexel Williams and wife, Dana, David Williams and wife, Dawn, Elise Williams Woodbury and husband Howard, Carol Weckwerth Schuman, Debra Weckwerth Lowry and husband, Michael, Keith Weckwerth and Doug Weckwerth; 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Evans, Osage City. Services were Oct. 7., at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contribution may be made to the Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, October 9, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)


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