Mabel M. Anschutz (1927-2017)

Mabel M. Anschutz, 89, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Ellsworth. She was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Ellsworth to Emil and Dora Choitz.

A lifetime resident of Ellsworth, Mabel was a retired nurse’s aide and homemaker. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ellsworth.

Mabel married Dale H. Anschutz on Oct. 11, 1953 in Ellsworth. He survives her. She is also survived by daughter, Lois (Gilbert) Wenz of Holyrood, Kan. and their children Amy (Robert) Vibbert and Melissa (Matt) Taylor; daughter, Connie (Will) Dickinson of Ellsworth and their daughter Tiffany (Daniel) Harders; son, Alan (Kim) Anschutz of Bella Vista, Ark. and their children Travis Anschutz and Amanda (Garrett) Gittlein; son, Gale (Lisa) Anschutz of Rose Hill, Kan. and their children Savanna and Brianna Anschutz; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers, Frank, Lawrence, Emil Jr., Carl, and Ralph Choitz all of Ellsworth.


Lois L. Pruitt (1949-2017)

Lois L. Pruitt, 67, died May 20, 2017 in Lyons, Kan. She was born Nov. 16, 1949 in Ellsworth to Francis and Edith Kratzer.

She graduated from Geneseo High School and then attended airline school in Kansas City where she received certification as a reservation specialist. Lois retired as a bank teller from Lorraine State Bank. She had also worked at the Ellsworth Good Samaritan as a receptionist, El-Kan, and had operated a daycare. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, family vacations,  gardening, mowing, cookie baking, walking and having tea with Joyce.

Lois attended the United Methodist Church of Geneseo, along with being active in their Bible study, EHU, Geneseo 55+ Club, Ladies Thanksgiving Club and American Legion Auxiliary, a 4-H leader and cookie chairman for the Girl Scouts.


David Michael Doubrava

     It is with great sadness that the family of David Michael Doubrava announces his passing after a heroic battle with cancer, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the age of 68 years. David was born to Ernest and Nina Doubrava in Ellsworth, Kan. David will be forever remembered by his mother, Nina; wife, Linda; his children, Jeff, Ryan, and Jason; step-children, Teri, Julie, and Doug Johnson; grandchildren, Madisyn, Colin, Cameron, Emma, Lilly, Jackson, Peyton, Bella, Christian, and Brody; brothers, Alan and Mark; sister-in-law, Kristi; and numerous family and friends.   
     A celebration of life service for David will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 North Lincoln Avenue, Ellsworth, Kan.  
     Inurnment will follow at the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.  
     Memorials may be given to The Polodori House Hospice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.  


Debbie Lynn Halstrom

     Debbie Lynn Halstrom, 61, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born Feb. 16, 1956, in Denver, Colo., to Bud and Wynona Halstrom. Formerly of Geneseo, Debbie was a resident of the Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson. She formerly worked at the Good Samaritan Society in Lyons and at Mosaic of Ellsworth.
     Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Terry Sr. and David Halstrom.
     There are no services planned at this time.
     Memorials can be made to Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, to assist Debbie’s sons with cremation expenses.


Stephanie Elaine (Grauer) Barta (1967-2017)

Stephanie Elaine (Grauer) Barta passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kansas at the age of 50. She was born on Jan. 10, 1967 in Alva, Okla. She grew up in Wilson, Kan. and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 1985. She went on to earn a license in cosmetology, and an associate’s degree in nursing through Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan.

Stephanie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wilson and worked for several years as a Registered Nurse. She served as the administrator for Longfellow Corners Assisted Living in Wilson. The joy of her life was her family and friends and she loved to cook for everyone whenever she had the opportunity. She was especially famous for her bierock and kolache.


Delbert G. 'Turk' Allmon (1952-2017)

Delbert G. “Turk” Allmon, 64, passed away May 2, 2017. He was born July 16, 1952 in Denver City, Texas to Johnnie and Lois (Davis) Allmon.

Delbert was a longtime resident of Ellsworth. He worked previously as a machinist, and then worked many years for City Plumbing in Ellsworth.

Delbert is survived by his daughter, Gena Claycamp (Adam) of Edgar, Neb.; granddaughters, Ali and Jaden; mother, Lois Richards of McPherson; brother, David Allmon (Jean) of Abilene; brother, Dean Allmon (Rita) of Newton; sister, Deanna Allmon of Newton; brother, Dennis Allmon of Albuquerque, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie; infant brother, Paul; and niece, Charlotte Allmon.

Memorial service is at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with inurnment following in Ellsworth Memorial cemetery.  


Dorothy Anne Bodenhausen (1925-2017)

Dorothy Anne Bodenhausen, age 91, died May 3, 2017, in Burnsville, Minn.  She was born at home in Marquette, Kan., Aug. 18, 1925, delivered by her father Henry Huseman.

Dorothy attended a one room schoolhouse in Ellsworth, Kan., for grade school, Ellsworth High School, and Kansas State University. She was in the first class to graduate from KSU’s Dietetic Department in 1947. Dorothy met

Duane Miller at KSU, they were married in 1948, and had three children, Randall, Sandra, and Gregory. Duane died in 1970.  

Professionally, Dorothy interned at Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., and worked as a dietitian in Topeka at Eventide Nursing Home, Topeka State Hospital and Stormont Vail Hospital. In 1977, she was elected President of the Kansas Dietetic Association and married Otto Bodenhausen.


Pamela K. Swindler (1966-2017)

Pamela K. Swindler, 50, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Ellsworth, Kan.  
She was born Oct. 26, 1966 to Jim Morris and Karen (Rollet) Petty. She married Dale Swindler on May 24, 2015. Pamela graduated from Ellsworth High School. She was a medical coder for Mowery Clinic and Ellsworth County Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Dale Swindler; daughter, Kaley (RJ) Schnack; son, Ryan Rodriguez; father and step-mother, Jim and Vicki Morris; step-father, Jerry Petty; sisters, LeAnn (Darrell) Ploutz and Becky (John) Bailey; brothers, Bret (Betsy) Morris and Lance (Valerie) Morris; step-sons, Heath (Shengjie), Glenn Swindler and  Marcus Swindler; mother-in-law, Margaret Swindler; niece, Ashley (Lucas) Fulton; nephews, Andrew Ploutz, Tyler (Keegan) Bailey, Isabell and Cooper, Kristofer (Tara) Bailey, and Savannah, Kaleb and Braden Morris; two step-bothers and three step-sisters.


Sean Thomas Peterman (1970-2017)

Sean Thomas Peterman, 46, passed away April 26, 2017 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. He was born Oct. 27, 1970 in Albuquerque, N.M., the son of Robert and Sheila Harris Peterman. 

Sean has resided in Little River for the past 15 years. He graduated from Kellam High School, Virginia Beach, Va. Sean worked as a pipefitter. He was a member of the Corner Stone Masonic Lodge 219, Little River, and the NRA. 

Sean is survived by his parents, Robert and Sheila Peterman, Little, River; fiancé, Melissa Wolf, Little River; son, Shayne Peterman, Little River; daughter, Savannah Peterman, Edgewood, N.M.; brother, Rob Peterman, Salina; and sister, Karma Latasa, Jacksonville, Fla. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben J.H. and Rosaline Peterman, and Sam and Mae Harris. 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Andover Lutheran Church, Windom. 


Helen L. Gugler

Helen L. Gugler, 89 passed away April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. Helen was born April 19, 1928 to Robert Lee and Bessie Adams Boggs.

Helen was proceeded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and John Boggs.

Survivors include husband, Duane Gugler; daughters, Sharon K. Cooper (Stevan) Chase, Kan.; Brenda “Angel” Kerr (Jim) Concordia, Kan.; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Martinitz Hutchison, Abilene, Kan.

The visitation is from 6:30-8 p.m., April 28 at the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, Kan.

Memorial service is at 10:30 a.m.,  April 29, at the Lyona United Methodist Church, 1850 Wolf Rd, Junction City, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lyona United Methodist Church, University United Methodist Church Salina, Kan. or Kansas Wesleyan University Salina. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, Kan., 67431.


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