Obituaries

Wed
08
Mar

Marilyn A. Showalter (1942-2017)

  Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Ellinwood, Kan.She was born Dec. 29, 1942 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Gilbert and Caroline (Stoltenberg) Horejsi. Marilyn was a longtime resident of Ellsworth County. She married Richard Showalter in Holyrood on Dec. 26, 1964. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in education and was a teacher for a number of years and a homemaker. She also worked other odd jobs throughout her life. Among other jobs, she painted houses, grew and maintained a large garden, did fire damage restoration, and did farm work. She was also a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Holyrood and the Ellsworth County Historical Society.

Wed
08
Mar

Jonny Kay (Dyck) Bunker

     Jonny Kay (Dyck) Bunker, 73 passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Calvin, Okla. She was born on Nov. 3, 1943 in Hillsboro, Kan. to Fred and Ruby Margaret (Severns) Dyck. After graduating from Wilson High School in Wilson, Kan., Jonny married her lifetime love, Dallas Herman Bunker. The couple wed on Sept. 22, 1962 in Dorrance, Kan. They enjoyed working together for many years co-owning a restaurant.  
     Jonny always enjoyed coloring and painting, even creating beautiful ceramics. She also enjoyed going fishing, working crossword puzzles and working in garden and flowerbeds. She loved her family and spending time with them and that included her beloved dogs, Saphira and Frodo.
     She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Ronald Gene Dyck.

Tue
07
Mar

Marilyn A. Showalter

Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ellinwood, Kan. Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home is handling arrangements. parsonsfh.com

Tue
07
Mar

Esther S. Weinhold (1917-2017)

Esther S. Weinhold, 99, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born July 13, 1917 in Columbia Township, Ellsworth County to John A. and Rosaline W. (Peterman) Stroede.

A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, Esther married Ivan Weinhold on May 15, 1938 in Russell, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Esther was a homemaker and member of the Excelsior Lutheran Church, a country church in northern Ellsworth County.

Esther is survived by her sons, Dale (Peggy) Weinhold of Ellsworth and Tom (Joan) Weinhold of Wilson, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; daughters, Laura Lee Parrish and Debra Weinhold; sisters, Francis VonFange and Ruth Wood; and brothers, Raymond and LeRoy Stroede.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with family present from 6-8 p.m.

Mon
06
Mar

Keith D. Foskett

Keith D. Foskett, 54, passed away at his home in Lorraine, Kan. March 5, 2017. He was born March 6, 1962 in Great Bend, KS to Harlan E. and Goldie (Foiles) Foskett.

Keith worked as an auto mechanic, well pumper, and roustabout handyman. He married Rhonda Sue Barnhill in 1992. She survives him.

Keith is also survived by his sons, Shawn St. Clair of Little Rock, Ark. and Joshua Alan Barnhill of Geneseo, Kan.; daughters, Serena Barnhill of Ellis County, Kan. and Katrina Barnhill of Sylvan Grove, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Harlan E. Foskett, Jr. (Mary Lou) of Amarillo, Texas, Mike Foskett of Kingman, Kan., and Stanley Foskett (Denda) of Bazine, Kan.; and sisters, Debra Berends of Great Bend and Sharon White (Michael) of WaKeeney, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Gary and Randall “Red” Foskett.

Wed
01
Mar

Andrew 'Andy' Magana (1927-2017)

Andrew “Andy” Magaña, 90, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in the comfort of his home in Chula Vista, Calif. after a long illness.  

He was born to Jesus and Sara Magaña (deceased) and raised in Kanopolis, Kan..  He graduated from Kanopolis High School in 1945.  
Andrew is survived by his wife, Angela of the home; children, Andra Magaña Bunch (Irineo) of Beverly, Kan., Frank Magaña (Donna) of Layton, Utah, Lisa Magaña Walsh (Frank) of Portland, Ore., Martha Rojas Flor, Elisa de la Flor and Natalia Flor of Chula Vista; grandchildren Mike Bunch ( Dawnae) of Kanopolis; Angie Farmer (Dan) of Franklin, Nebraska; Jayson Magaña and Bryan Magaña of Layton, Utah; Angela Tomlinson, and Julio, Luis, Monica of Chula Vista; 5 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by four siblings:  Virginia Caldwell, of Arizona; Jesse Magaña, of Brookville; Frank Magaña, of Kansas City; and Concepcion Magaña, of Wichita.

Wed
01
Mar

F. Rosalie Williams (1919-2017)

F. Rosalie Williams passed away on Feb. 27, 2017 at Sandstone Heights, Little River, Kan.  

She was born on March 5, 1919 in Wichita, Kan. to Ray and Alta (Hensley) McCutcheon. She was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth and Rice County where she was a school teacher at Langley, Thomas, and Eagle College schools and worked at Little River School in the office. She graduated from Little River High School and Emporia State Teacher College.

She married Lester Williams on July 27, 1941 in Ellsworth County. He preceded her in death in 2010.

She was a member of Marquette United Methodist Church, LEH, VFW Auxiliary Post 6485 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 174 both of Ellsworth.  

Wed
01
Mar

Maurice Lee Dohrman (1937-2017)

Maurice Lee Dohrman, 79, passed away Feb. 28, 2017. He was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Great Bend, Kan. to Viola Ann (Habiger) and William C. Dohrman.

Maurice married Betty Schroeder on May 29, 1958 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton. He was a pork producer and a farmer. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and was also a Scout Master for Troop 175 of Bushton in the 1970s.

Mon
27
Feb

Larry Lee Sawyer (1941-2017)

Larry Lee Sawyer, 75, passed away Feb. 26, 2017 in Lyons, Kan.

The family has chosen cremation and Parsons Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.

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Mon
27
Feb

Paul Karl Mai (1931-2017)

Paul Karl Mai, 85, of Salina, Kan., passed away quietly in his sleep Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

Paul was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Schonungen, Germany to his parents Albert and Frieda (Schneider) Mai. He was married to Betty Jo Mai, who passed away in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ludwig Mai, Günter (Rosie) Mai, and Tony Mai; and sister, Hiltrud Mai, of Schonungen, Germany.

He is survived by his friend, Heidi Hilburn; four daughters, Frieda (Randy) Weis, Marilyn (Dan) Stone, Julie Mai and Karin Mai; grandchildren, Amanda and Paul Roland, Fredi and Rachel Weis, and Sam and Caroline Stone; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Luci Roland; brother, Reiner Mai, all from Salina; sister-in-law, Frieda (Ludwig) Mai, of Schonungen, Germany; stepdaughter, Dr. Marie (Dan) Lumley, of Kansas City, Mo.; and many special nieces and nephews.

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