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Hesston Record 9.25

Hesston Record 9.25

Joyce Elaine Janzen, 77

Posted 9/25/2014

Joyce Elaine Janzen, 77, of Hesston, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Showalter Villa.  

She was a hair stylist for 45 years, owning and operating Joyce’s Beauty Shop.

Joyce was born on Dec. 20, 1936, in Kingman the daughter of Harvey and Helen (Kaufman) Albrecht.  

She graduated from Kingman High School and attended Bethel College.  She graduated from Sidney’s Hairdressing College.  

On May 30, 1956, Joyce was united in marriage to Junior L. Janzen in Pretty Prairie.

She was a member of Kingdom Life Ministries, Hesston.

Survivors include: husband, Junior of the home; five children, Kris Townsend (Fred) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Keith Janzen (Dorothy) of McPherson, Kenton Janzen (Tyann) of Brighton, Colo., Kyle Janzen (Carolyn) of Hesston, and Kerry Janzen of Denver, Colo.; brother, Leland Albrecht (Verda) of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Darrell Albrecht, and sister, Donna Schrag.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 29, at Kingdom Life Ministries with Pastor Scott Miller officiating.  

Burial will follow at Eastlawn Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Kingdom Life Ministries.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Kingdom Life Ministries in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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Lee Richards, 81

Posted 9/25/2014

Lee Richards, 81, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Schowalter Villa.  

He was born on Sept. 24, 1932, the only child of Leon F. and Agatha I. (Radell) Richards in Rome, N.Y.  

He was united in marriage to Donna Overton on Dec. 4, 1982, in Hesston.

Lee's business career was in financial services and product marketing, including management positions in the Denver, Colo., office of CCEC, and was a vice president of the organization in Baltimore, Md.  He joined Hesston Corp. to form and manage their new credit company.

Survivors are his wife, Donna; daughters Pam Long, Castle Rock, Colo.; Lori (Bryan) Swanson,  Littleton, Colo.; Diane (J.L.) Webber, Loveland, Colo.; and Nancy (Dr. Daniel) Dwyer, Centennial, Colo.; step-son Tony (Yvonne) Overton, Buhler; nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, cousins, and a favorite aunt, Mary Louise Chapman, Berkeley, Cal.

A celebration of Lee's life will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, in the Schowalter Villa Chapel with Pastor Nancy Modin and Father Jim Mainzer officiating.  

A visitation with family will be at 10 a.m. with the service at 10:30 a.m.  

A military graveside committal will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury.

Memorial contributions in Lee's name are suggested to the Good Samariton Fund at Schowalter Villa or to the Roxbury United Parish in Roxbury, and may be sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062. Condolences may be left for the family at 

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