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Hesston Record 12.18



Hesston Record 12.18

Oma Anna Wiggers, 75

Posted 12/19/2014

HALSTEAD -  Oma Anna Wiggers, 75, retired nanny and housekeeper, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 27, 1939, at Newton, the daughter of Wayne Willard and Eula Letty (Unruh) Wiggers.

She was a member of Meridian Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Survivors include brothers: Orlin (Betty Rose) Wiggers, Halstead; Eldo (Roberta) Wiggers, Moundridge; sisters: Trudie and Nancy Wiggers, Halstead, and nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.  

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 12, at Meridian Mennonite Church with Ministers Franklin Wenger, Shawn Diesel and Dani Martin officiating.

Burial followed in Meridan Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Meadowlark School in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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Merle Ellen Weyer, 97

Posted 12/19/2014

Merle Ellen Weyer, 97, of Hesston, formerly of Marysville, died Dec. 10, 2014, at Schowalter Villa.

A visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Hesston United Methodist Church.

Merle was born Apr. 19, 1917, in Beatrice, Neb., the fifth child of Charles William and Eva Irene Simpson Burns. 

At the age of 12, she was baptized and joined the First Christian Church in Beatrice. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1935. Prior to marriage, she worked at Hesteads dime store in Beatrice for six years.

She married Leonard Alvin Weyer on Apr. 25, 1948, at the First Christian Church in Beatrice. They were lifelong farmers in the Marietta area. 

Merle was a devoted farm wife and supported her children and grandchildren in 4-H and other activities. She was a long time member of the neighborhood Friendship Club and active in her church. She and Leonard enjoyed several local pitch and pinochle card groups.

Merle is survived by her children, Marcia Hahn and husband Allen of Hesston, and Ed Weyer and wife Kathy of Oketo; grandchildren Janelle Hahn of Somoto, Nicaragua, Karen Hahn of Hesston, Scott and Alicia Hahn of Pittsburgh, Penn., Darby and Mark Simpson of Gilbert, Ariz., Pete and Julie Weyer of Topeka, and Lucas Weyer of Colorado Springs, Col.; great-grandchildren Brynlee Weyer and Thomas Simpson; and Leonard’s sisters Norma Huntington of Wymore, Neb. and Evalyn Holman of Mesa, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard on Oct. 8, 2006; her parents; sister, Bernita Cederberg and husband Carl; brother John Burns and wife Iris; and siblings who died in infancy, Wilma Eleanor Burns, Ivan Paul Burns, and Charles Simpson Burns.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Marysville, Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund, or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.  

Contributions may be sent in care of Kinlsey Mortuary, Marysville.

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Eldred L. Schroeder, 89

Posted 12/19/2014

Eldred L. Schroeder, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Schowalter Villa. 

Eldred was born on Aug. 9, 1925, to Adolph and Clara (Ewy) Bachman on the same farm her father was born on south of Moundridge. Eldred married Howard J. Schroeder on Mar. 3, 1950, in Halstead.

Howard and Eldred farmed all their married lives in the Halstead area. They raised chickens and sold eggs to many restaurants, grocery stores and care homes in the area and door to door in Newton and Wichita.

Eldred always had a large garden. She spent many hours each summer canning to fill the basement shelves for winter. She also loved to bake. Eldred also enjoyed sewing, piecing quilts and quilting.

She was active at Garden Community Church for many years.

Howard and Eldred moved to Schowalter Villa in Hesston in 2008 due to Eldred's declining health.

Eldred is survived by her husband, Howard, Hesston; daughters, Rita (Terry) Ullum, Halstead, Denise (Tim) Hollingshead, Wichita and daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Ron) Fisher, Wichita. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and sister­in-law, Aline Bachman, Hesston. 

She was preceded in death by son, Eldon, and brother, Verne Bachman.

A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 15, at Garden Community Church, rural Moundridge. 

A visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Moundridge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Garden Community Church Missions.

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Marion W. Nattier 91

Posted 12/19/2014

Marion W. Nattier 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Pine Village in Moundridge. 

He was born June 10, 1923, in McPherson to Sidney and Mabel (Pfauts) Nattier.  

On Aug. 29, 1943, he married Ida M. Unruh at Elbing.  She preceded him in death on October 5, 2003. 

He was a member of the Burrton United Methodist Church.  Marion was a farmer in N.W. Harvey County and worked at FCIC Insurance as an adjuster.  He also worked at central livestock in Hutchinson for nearly 25 years.  Marion enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren on the farm.

He is survived by his daughter Beverly  and her husband Robert Fast of Moundridge; sister-in-law Jean Ann Unruh of Sedgwick; grandsons Kevin and his wife Samantha Fast Wellsville;  Brian and his wife Kendra Fast Moundridge and J.J. and his wife Megan Voth of Hesston; granddaughter Carolyn and her husband Andrew Regier of Lenexa; great-grandchildren Aaron Fast and his fiance Shonda Unruh, Spencer Fast, Peyton  Fast, Leah Fast and Abby Regier; 3 Step Great Grandchildren Katie, Grace and Jacob Newhouse.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Linda and brother Albert Nattier

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Burrton United Methodist Church in with The Reverend Kim Benson presiding.  

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Rural Newton.  

A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Memorials are suggested to Burrton United Methodist Church or Pine Village in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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