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Annabel C. Penner 88

Posted 8/30/2018

Annabel C. Penner 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Newton Medical Center. 

She was born July 12, 1930, in rural McPherson County to Frank W. and Mary (Becker) Holdeman.  

On Aug. 31, 1970, she married Lawrence L. Strother at Wichita and he preceded her in death she later married John F. Penner on Sept. 1, 2001, and he also precedes her in death.

Annabel was raised in the Meridian Mennonite Church Rural Hesston, and attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton.

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Switlana Korobka Briar, 68

Posted 8/30/2018

Switlana Korobka Briar, age 68 passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Newton Medical


 Switlana was born on April 28, 1950, the daughter of Anatoly and Anna (Mechetnaja) Korobka in Ulm, Germany.

 On Oct. 5, 2002, she married Stan Briar at the Highland Trinity United Church of Christ in Newton. 

Switlana worked as a secretary, administrative assistant, and most recently in the insurance department at Newton Medical Center as well as Dillon’s in Newton.

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Dwight Russel Beckham, Sr.

Posted 8/30/2018

Dwight Beckham passed away on Aug.t 24, 2018, at his home in Hesston.

Dwight was born in Lamont, Oklahoma, on April 25, 1931, to Wick G. and Gladys (Channel) Beckham.

At the age 19, he married Helen June Barney.  They were married on March 21, 1951, at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita. They enjoyed family times, cross country bicycling, and they took many memorable family vacations throughout the United States and Canada. They were married for 62 years prior to her passing in January of 2014.

Dwight lived in Lamont, Carmen, and Alva, Oklahoma, before moving to Planeview in 1942. 

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