Obituaries

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07
May

Norma Ruth Atchison

Norma Ruth Atchison, 91, passed away May 5, 2018. She was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Frankclay, Mo. to Frank and Daisy (LeGrand) Anderson.

Norma spent most of her working years in Ohio and Arizona as a beautician. She then moved back to Kansas after retirement. She married Richard Reisdorf who preceded her in death in 1981 and Kenny Atchison who preceded her in death in 2015.   

Norma is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Reisdorf) Demont and her husband Jerry of Omaha, Neb.; stepson, Melvin Usher of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Nina Doubrava of Ellsworth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Richard and Kenny; and three brothers, Frank, Paul, and James.

Visitation is from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the funeral home with burial following in the Kanopolis Cemetery.

Thu
03
May

A. Wade Howell

     A Celebration of Life for A. Wade Howell, 61, of Tyler Texas, formerly of Salina and Lincoln, will be conducted at noon Saturday, May 26, at Prairie Grove Cemetery, rural Lincoln, Kan.
     Wade passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Tyler. He was cremated.
     Wade was born Jan. 1, 1956 in Lincoln, Kan. to Art and Eula Mae (Rathbun) Howell.  
     He is survived by his wife, Janine, of Tyler, Texas; father, Art of Brookville; brother Dan (Marci) of Lincoln; and his children, Dusty of Salina, Nikki (Clayton) Haas of Ellsworth, Whit (Ariel) Divilbiss of North Carolina, Court (Jamie) Allmond of Salina, Katie (Jason) McWilliams of Ellsworth, and KaiCee (Dustin) Wilson of Texas, 21 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.
     He was preceded in death by his mother, grandmothers, and his brother, Jeff.  
     Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thu
03
May

June A. Dolezal

     June A. Dolezal, 89, of Wilson, passed away May 2, 2018 at Ellsworth.
     She was born June 30, 1928 at Dorrance, the daughter of Andrew and Lea (Heinze) Feil.
     She married Alfred LeRoy Dolezal April 15, 1951, in Wilson, He passed away Feb. 12, 2017.
     She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dale Feil and Ronald Feil; and sister, Wilma Daniels.
     She is survived by son, John Dolezal and wife Dawn of Wilson; daughters, Susan Davidson of Halstead and Mary Beth Ploutz and husband David of Dodge City; sisters-in-law, Mary Feil of Wichita and Norma Jean Hodge of Salina; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th St., Wilson with family present from 6-8 p.m.
     Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson. Burial will be at the Wilson City Cemetery.

Wed
02
May

Pat A. Loesch (1934-2018)

Pat A. Loesch, 83, of Lyons, passed away April 30, 2018 at Country Living of Lyons.

Wed
25
Apr

Norman H. Meyer

Norman H. Meyer, 88, a consulting structural engineer in Rockford, Ill. until 2006, died April 21, 2018, at his home. He worked on projects all over the Midwest. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Anne D. Meyer for 62 years and is survived by her.  

He was born Jan. 17, 1930 on a farm in Lorraine, Kan., to Harvey and Delia Meyer of Holyrood. He studied architecture and engineering at the University of Illinois, and served in the Airforce in Japan (as an installations engineer) during the Korean War.  Not long after he married Anne Davis of Cherry Valley, Ill., he and Anne settled on a farm on Bell School Road in Rockford to raise their five children: Karl Meyer, Lorraine, Kan.; Carrie Meyer, Silver Spring, Md.; Daniel Meyer (deceased, 1982); Rebecca Baeverstad, Rockford, Ill.; and Eric Meyer, Rockford, Ill.

Thu
19
Apr

Helen Shirley (Ptacek) Reeves (1936-2018)

Helen Shirley (Ptacek) Reeves passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, Kan. at the age of 81.  
She was born on Dec. 14, 1936 in Dorrance, Kan. to Frank C. and Anna M. (Kepka) Ptacek.  After graduating from Dorrance High School with the Class of 1954, she went on to earn her associate’s degree from Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend, Kan.  On Dec. 30, 1957 she was united in marriage to Richard E. Reeves at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson, Kan. They were blessed with eight children.
Helen worked as a registered nurse for 32 years before retiring. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church and the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She also served with the Altar Society. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and cooking; but the greatest love of her life was her husband and family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever she had opportunity.

Mon
16
Apr

Velda Mae (Rowe) Robson (1926-2018)

Velda Mae (Rowe) Robson was born July 10, 1926 to A.W.  and Katie (Sexton) Rowe in Solomon Kan.  She graduated from Abilene High School in the Class of 1944. Following graduation she worked at Abilene National Bank.

Mon
16
Apr

Max Lee Folk (1930-2018)

 Max Lee Folk
(1930-2018)

Fri
13
Apr

Helen L. Mason (1927-2018)

Helen L. Mason, 90, passed away   April 11, 2018.

She was born May 22, 1927 in Pryor, Okla. and grew up in Ellsworth, Kan. She retired from nursing at St. Joseph Hospital. Helen enjoyed sewing, crafts and was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Wichita, since 1961. She was preceded in death by former husband, Dale Mason.
Helen is survived by six children, three sons, Doug, Tom (Jennifer) and Donald (Debbie) Mason; three daughters, Debra (Paul) DiZerga, Eileen Stucky and Diane Abbott; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Gourley, Glennys Bruning, Ralph Naegele and Jolene Krier.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 1000 W. 26th St. S, Wichita, Kan. 67217 with visitation one hour prior.

 

Fri
13
Apr

James Clifford 'Jim' Homan


 James Clifford “Jim” Homan, 74, of Ellsworth passed from this life into the presence of his Savior, Monday morning, March 26, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center.
Jim was the sixth of 12 children, born to Clifford A. and Louisa Z. (Mefford) Homan of Fairbury Nebraska. He and Penny (Ahrens) were joined in marriage July 28, 1973 at Weeping Water, Neb. They moved to Ellsworth, Kan. in 1975. To this marriage were added two children, James C. “Jimmy” Homan II Oct. 19, 1974 and Debbie C. Homan March 25, 1976. Jim worked various jobs, including ABCO Wire and Metal in Russell Kansas and EL-KAN. He  retried from the Kansas National Guard after 27 years of faithful service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wilson.

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