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Hesston Record 10.30

Hesston Record 10.30

Orlando D. Voth (Orie), 94

Posted 10/30/2014

Orlando D. Voth (Orie) 94 passed away Oct. 22, 2014, at Bethesda Home in Goessel. 

He was born Feb. 5, 1920, to David S. and Martha Reimer Voth in rural Goessel.  Orie was a farmer and a member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church at rural Goessel. 

On Nov. 6, 1941, he married Frieda L. Schmidt at Alexanderwohl.  She preceded him in death Dec 12, 2013.

Family survivors include two sons; Lloyd (Marlene) Voth of rural Goessel and Jerry (Janice) Voth of Hesston; five grandchildren; Kimberly (Shannon) Casebeer of Manhattan, Patricia (Ryan) Blankenship of Andover, Jennifer Voth of Wichita, Carolyn (Andrew) Regier of Lenexa and JJ (Megan) Voth of Hesston; four great-grandchildren, sister, Esther Fast of Beatrice, Neb., brothers and wives Milo and Verna Voth of Lynden, Wash., and Irvin and Susan Voth of Goessel and many nieces and nephews.

Orie was preceded in death by parents, brothers Paul and wife LaVern, Wesley and wife Jeanette, Orville and wife Frances, daughter-in-law Linda Nattier Voth, and brother-in-law John Fast.

Was held at Bethesda Home.  Memorial Services were held Oct. 27 Alexanderwohl.

In lieu of flowers a memorial may be given to Bethesda Home or MCC in care of Miller Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, PO Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062. 

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Barbara Gail Rogers

Posted 10/30/2014

Barbara Gail Rogers was born Mar. 18, 1952, at Emporia to Ralph Rogers and Clara (Jones) Rogers. She passed away on Oct. 25, 2014, at Halstead. 

Barbara grew up at Lebo and attended Lebo Public School graduating salutatorian of her class. She graduated from Colby Community College. 

Barbara worked as an equipment operator with the State of Kansas Highway Department and lived at Newton. 

She always had a special place in her heart for animals, her dogs, and her parrot. Her smiling face will be missed by family and friends. She had a very giving spirit. 

She is survived by her sister, Eunice Kuhlmann-Grieder (Clint Grieder) of Emporia; sister-in-law, Frances Rogers of McPherson; two nieces: Ranada January (Leon) of Little River and Kimberly Kuhlmann of Lawrence; two nephews: Brian Rogers (Theresa) of Wichita; and Todd A. Kuhlmann (Lori) of Georgetown, Tex. and four great-nieces and nephews. 

Proceeding her in death were her parents and her brother, Robert R. Rogers. 

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, following visitation from 9 a.m. to service time at Petersen Family Funeral Home, Newton with Father Edmund Kline presiding.

Burial will take place at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Lebo, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

A memorial for Halstead Health and Rehabilitation may be sent in care of the Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS. 67114

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Arnita Graber, 90

Posted 10/30/2014

Arnita Graber 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.  

She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Salina, to Jasper and Inez (Nothern) Banker.  On June 8, 1948, she married Max H. Graber in Salina.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 2006.  

Arnita, along with her husband Max, were one of the founding members of Trinity Height United Methodist Church in Newton. Arnita was a active member of Trinity Heights and longtime member of the United Methodist Women of the church. She was co-owner along side her husband Max of Graber Hardware.

Arnita served on the Newton Library Board and also was a former member of the Kansas State Library Board.  She spent time reading and cooking and especially enjoyed baking. Family was important to Arnita and Max and they looked forward to spending time with their children and grandchildren and following their activities. 

She is survived by her daughters; Sarah Graber of Rowayton, Conn.; Cathy and Sam Flocks of Van Buren, Ark.; sons; John and Nancy Graber of Newton; Scott and Peg Graber of McPherson and Tim and Melanie Graber of Newton; she is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  

Arnita is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Merlin Banker, and one sister, Thalia McCall

Private family services are being planned. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Arnita’s name to Schowalter Villa Chapel Renovation or Trinity Heights UMC Scholarship Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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Charlene Marie Burkholder

Posted 10/30/2014

Charlene Marie Burkholder died Oct. 22, 2014.  

She was born Aug. 2, 1944, to Curt and Lena Classen.  

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jared Burkholder, of Hesston, children Brad (Sally) Burkholder of Hesston; Tiffany (Michael) Smith of Omaha, Neb.; Jonathan (Jeanna) Burkholder of Seattle, Wash.; Candice (Jeff) Bradford of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Cassidy and Carson Burkholder; Thaddaeus, Elias and Matthias Smith; Graham and Elliott Burkholder; Tyson and Taylor Bradford; sister Yvonne (Terry) Fenimore of Urbandale, Iowa; sister-in-law, Dori Classen of Holdrege, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Mary Classen; and her brother, Jerry Classen. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schowalter Villa Chapel, 200 Cedar St, Hesston, KS. 

A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at  Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 W Randall St, Hesston. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to to Grace University, 1311 S 9th St, Omaha, NE 68108. 

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Evelyn R. Banman, 92

Posted 10/30/2014

Evelyn R. Banman, 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Newton Medical Center.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1922, to Jacob and Susie (Janzen) Schroeder in Goessel. Evelyn was united in marriage to Richard Banman on May 1, 1947, in Goessel.

Evelyn was an avid gardener, and was very involved in the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, especially the Happy Homeworkers Sewing Circle. Evelyn also enjoyed and cooked at several places, including Barnstormers Restaurant, Bethesda Nursing Home and Hesston Schools.

Left to cherish Evelyn's memory are her sons; Warren (Ilene) Banman of Denver, Colo., Lester (Susan) Banman of Haven and Lawrence (Teresa) Banman of Kremmling, Colo., daughters; Maureen (Mick) Petrocci of Hesston and Jan (Marty) Howe of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Jacob and Susie; stepmother Justina (Regier) Schroeder; husband Richard; daughter Meredith; and 10 brothers and sisters.

A visitation was held Oct. 24, at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston.

Funeral services were held Oct.25 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains with Pastor Linda Ewert and Pastor Steve Schmidt officiating. 

Burial took place in Alexanderwohl Cemetery, Goessel. 

Memorials are suggested to the Mennonite Central Committee or Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund and may be sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, PO Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062


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