TAPP, Myrna L.

b. 31 Oct 1936 - Fairfax, Oklahoma

d. 15 Jun 2007 - Victoria, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 17, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

VICTORIA - Myrna L. Dreiling, 70, died June 15, 2007, at her home, Victoria.

She was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Fairfax, Okla., the daughter of Gleason T. and Genevieve Craddock Tapp. A resident of Victoria, she was a school teacher at Etna and Dodge City. She was a clothes designer and manufacturer of clothes.

She belonged to St. Fidelis' Catholic Church, Delta Zeta sorority, was a Hays Medical Center volunteer and Hays Public Library volunteer.

On June 3, 1957, she married Alfred J. DREILING in Victoria. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, John "Mike," Victoria, and Bart, Shawnee; four daughters, Carrie Mitchell, Scottsdale, Ariz., Theresa Dreiling, Tulsa, Okla., Anne Dreiling, Denver, Colo., and Julie Dzierzawski, Pittsburg, Pa.; a brother, William Tapp, Yorktown, Texas; two stepbrothers, Ray Bacon, Ardmore, Okla., and Kenneth Bacon, Okmulgee, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary of Victoria. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Fidelis' Catholic Church, Victoria. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, both at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Memorials may be sent to the church, Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Center, Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Masses, all in care of the mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.


TAYLOR, Ida Mae (Prester)

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TEMPLAR, William Howard

b. 7 Jun 1925 - Sterling, Colorado

d. 29 Sep 2007 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 3 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

William "Bill" Howard Templar, 82, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at Regional West Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Central Church of Christ in Gering. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Gering following the services.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Hall of Fame or the Festival of Hope. Tributes of sympathy may be left at
www.geringchapel.com. Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born June 7, 1925, in Sterling, Colo. to Howard Foster and Ethel Gertrude (Dillavou) Templar. He was raised in the Bayard, Minatare and Melbeta area. Bill married Sue Beth Gross in January 1943. Bill joined the Navy Dec. 7, 1943 and served in WWII on the Aircraft Carrier USS Steamer Bay (CVE 87). He was honorably discharged Feb. 6, 1946. They moved to Gering after he returned from the service. He married Treva Lorrayne Gross on Feb 7, 1957.
He was a member of the Gering Volunteer Fire Department since 1955, active member of the Nebraska State Firemans Association and served as President of the State Association in 1978-1979. He also served as Nebraska State Representative to the National Fire Council for 19 years. Bill belonged to the VFW # 1681 and the American Legion Post 0036. He worked at the Co-op Station in Gering from 1946-1959, then worked for Masek's Auto Supply as an outside salesman from 1959 until his retirement in 1991.
Survivors include his wife Treva; sons, Bill (Ardie) Templar, Wheatland, Wyo. and Jay (Rhonda) Templar of Gering; daughters, Roberta (Jim) Green, Pamela (Carl) Pedersen of Scottsbluff, LeAnn (Mike Grasmick) of Gering and Karen (Rick) Mortimore of Torrington, Wyo.; grandchildren, Le Templar, Shane Templar (Amanda Turley), Allan Green, Trevor (Melissa) Templar, Matthew Templar, Rob Mortimore, Travis Mortimore, Roger Baker, Cinnamon Templar (Kevin Kopejtka), Jana (Steve) Mount, Jadie (Dan) Beam, Kim (Scott) Nowatzke, Donitta Crusch; great-grandchildren, Tenee and Braydon Kopejtka, Skyler, Spencer and Andrew Mount, Corey and Alexis Green, Jasie and Jaylen Beam, Landon and Brock Templar, Kaden Nowatzke, Trent, Tyler and Tim Baker, Josh, Jamie and Chance Crusch; brother, Carl Templar, Eugene, Oregon; sister, Dorthey Emmons, Gering; step-sister, Nellie Marrill, Tacoma, Wash.; step-sister-in-law, Kathleen DeBord, Yakima, Wash.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Ida Gross, Redding, Calif., Gary and Mid Gross, Anchorage, Alaska, Fyrne Thompson, Ft Collins, Colo. and JoEllen and Elvin Rizor, Chubbuck, Idaho.
Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Sue in 1955, step-brothers, Herschel DeBord and Virgil DeBord and his parents.



b. 6 Jan 1031 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 25 May 2007 - Hoisington, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - May 27, 2007

Submitted by Harlin R. Ochs

Hoisington - Edwin D. Templing, 76, died May 25 (2007) at Cheyenne Meadows Living Center in Hoisington. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Barton County, he was the son of David and Mollie (Zimmerman)

Templing. He married Helen CHAMBERS on Oct. 18, 1953, at Hoisington. AS retired farmer and oil field contract pumper, he was a lifetime resident of Barton County. Mr. Templing was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was s member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7428 in Hoisington and American Legion Post N. 99 in Russell.

Survivors include his wife of the home; daughter, Rhonda S. Templing of Russell; two sisters, Helen Bender and husband Ernest of Great Bend and Dorothy Justice and husband Richard of Mountain Home, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Donald Chambers and wife Betty of Los Angeles, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews; and two step-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Richard Monson officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post no. 186 and VFW Post No. 186 and VFW Post No. 7428. Friends may call from 51 to 5 p.m. today, 9 am. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or Heartland Cancer Center in care of the funeral home.


TETER, Bessie E.

b. 6 Jul 1920 - Marshall, Oklahoma

d. 18 Aug 2007 - Caldwell, Idaho

From The Star-Herald from 8/21/2007 - 8/23/2007 - Scottsbluff, NE

Submitted by Mark E. Wills

CALDWELL, Idaho - Bessie E. (Woods) Yekel, took the hand of her Savior with family by her side and entered into her eternal home Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at First Assembly of God (The Domes) in Caldwell. Visitation will be at Dakan Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday. Bessie's earthly resting place will be beside her first husband, Clint Williams at Cloverdale Memorial Park in Boise. If you care to, you may make a memorial contribution to the Women's ministries at The Domes church in Caldwell or your favorite charity, or flowers may be sent.
Bessie was born July 6, 1920, in Marshall, Okla. to Charles Edward and Cordia Ethel Teter. She attended elementary school and two grades of high school there. In 1939, she and her family moved to Meridian, Idaho where she finished high school. She attended Link's School of Business and after that she held several executive jobs, retiring from Boise Cascade.
She married Clinton WILLIAMS in 1942. For many years Bessie and Clint team taught high school aged children every Sunday at Central Assembly of God. They moved to Mesa, Ariz. for health reasons for 10 years. Clint passed away in September of 1977.
Bessie married Col. James WOODS in August of 1978. They were associate ministers in Riggins, moving to Boise they were assistant ministers at 8th and Main St. Assembly of God Church. They each accepted the call of President of Men's and Women's ministries for the Assemblies of God for the state of Idaho, traveling to each Assembly Church holding work shops and conferences for eight years. They also loved the winters and sun in Sun City for eight years. Col. Wood passed away in 1994.
Bessie returned to Boise to be near family. She was very active in Women's ministries and teaching a class to new converts the principles of why we believe the bible the way we do at Central Assembly until she met and married Rev. Ray YEKEL Sept. 8, 2001. Bessie and Ray made their home in Caldwell. They attended First Assembly of God, The Domes and had an outreach ministry to shut-ins. They had services each Sunday in the nursing homes and bible studies every Friday until Bessie's health failed.
Preceding her in death were her husbands; Clint Williams and Col. Woods; her father and mother; brother, Robert Teter; sisters, Lee Andrist and Virginia West.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Raymond Yekel of Caldwell; brother, Bill (Viola) Teter of Meridian; sister, Peggy (Don) Pritchett of Nampa; seven stepchildren, four nieces, three nephews and many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Bessie's special friend for all the care and kindness she gave Bessie. Thanks Ann Foster, you will not be forgotten by the family; also thank you to the faithful ladies ministries at The Domes church for all the food, calls, housework and hours of sitting, God Bless.
We had two top-notch hospice nurses, Shannon and Paula ? you made a place in our hearts and God has made a place in His heart for you ? Super Job!
Bessie, we love you dearly, we miss you greatly already and can't wait to meet you at the Golden Gate and walk the streets of gold with you.

TETER, Marvin E.

b. 26 Dec 1942 - Brush, Colorado

d.25 Apr 2007

From Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan, Colorado - 05-03-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Marvin E. Teter, 64, a former Hillrose resident, died April 25 at his home in Broomfield.
Teter was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Brush to Elliott and Florence (Lebsock) Teter. He attended Hillrose School before moving to Littleton, where he graduated. He married Lydia HERNANDEZ Dec. 30, 1961. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964. After his discharge, he was the manager for Beneficial Finance and owned several restaurants and lounges in the Denver area. The last 25 years he was in gold mining and owned the D.S. Mine Development in Dolan Springs, Ariz. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Teter is survived by his wife, Lydia, and son, Derek Teter, both of Broomfield; daughters, Sheree Goetz of Westminster and Cindy Maul of Erie; a brother, Melvin Teter, and sisters, Helen Emhovick and Patricia Manning, all of Brush, and Barbara Sapp of Nebraska; and four granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Bobby.
Services were held Monday at the Arvada Methodist Church. Rundus Funeral Home of Broomfield was in charge of the arrangements


THIELEN, Irene Marie

b. 5 Oct 1910, Dorrance, Kansas
d. 13 Sep 2000, Hays, Kansas
From Information Furnished

Submitted by Heather Bitter
Daughter of John P. and Ida Virginia (Garrett) Thielen. She married Clarence "C.J" STECKEL on June 4, 1935, in Dorrance. He died Oct. 25, 1991. Survivors include her son, Rodney; a brother, George Thielen, Dorrance; a sister, Vivian Anschutz, Dorrance.

She was also survived by three grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild. (Heather Bitter is one of the three grandchildren.)



b. 10 Jun 1911 - McPherson County, Kansas

d. 3 Nov 2007 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

INMAN - Ben E. Thiessen, 96, died Nov. 3, 2007, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.
He was born June 10, 1911, near Inman, in McPherson County, the son of Gerhard C. and Anna Esau Thiessen. He attended Zoar Academy, Inman. A lifetime resident of Inman, he was former owner/operator of Ben Thiessen Garage, Inman, retired machinist and worked for Cessna in Hutchinson.
He belonged to Eden Mennonite Church and was a member of Machinist's Union.
On Oct. 4, 1949, he married Elizabeth E. STUCKY near Moundridge. She died May 21, 2006.
Survivors include: two daughters, Cheryl Stockham and husband, Darrel, Bennington, and Jolene Alonso and husband, Carlos, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, Paul, Inman; two sisters, Hulda Plett, Augusta, and Laura Ramsay, Glendale, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John; and four sisters, Mary Goering, Margaret Neufeldt, Kathryn Grote and Velma Franz.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, with the Rev. David Stevens presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Eden Mennonite Cemetery, Inman. Memorials may be sent to the church, Mennonite Central Committee or Pleasant View Home, all in care of the funeral home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.



b. 2 Jul 1912 - Inman, Kansas

d. 11 Nov 2007 - Dallas,Texas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DALLAS - Helen Goertzen, 95, died Nov. 11, 2007, at Stone Bridge Alzheimer Care Center, Dallas.
She was born July 2, 1912, in Inman, the daughter of George W. and Margaret Thiessen. Prior to moving to Dallas in 2002, she was longtime resident of Hutchinson and later moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., and Reedley, Calif.
In 1937, she married Peter H. GOERTZEN. He died in September 1991.
Survivors include: a daughter, LaVonne Dean (Charley), Dallas; a son, Larry Goertzen (Ruth), Sun Lakes, Ariz; one brother, George, Dinuba, Calif.; four sisters, Marie Klassen, Dinuba, Calif., Martha Hofer, Dinuba, Calif., Verna Ford, Kingsburg, Calif., and Edna Siemens, Shawnee Mission; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Leonard; and three sisters, Kathryn Brainard, LaVada Stirewalt and Hilda Wiens.
A memorial service will be Nov. 19 in Reedley, Calif. Memorials may be sent to Palm Village Retirement Homes, in care of Cairns Funeral Homes, 940 F St., Reedley, CA 93654.

TOLLEY, Lloyd George

b. 6 Feb 1931 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

d. 30 Jul 2007 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From NWO - Shattuck, Oklahoma - Thursday, August 9, 2007

Submitted by Janet Flickinger

Lloyd George Tolley was born on February 6, 1931 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Frank and Ella (Appel) Tolley. He passed from this life on July 30, 2007, at the age of 76 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He attended all of his 12 years of school in Shattuck. He was a member of Christ Lutheran church in Shattuck, Oklahoma and was baptized and confirmed in 1948. On September 5, 1948 he married Martha Nell MEIER in Shattuck. Lloyd was engaged in farming and cattle all of his adult life. He also worked many years in the carpentry business in the Shattuck, Arnett, and Higgins area. He made several pieces of furniture for his family.

Lloyd was very good at welding and used that knowledge to keep his machinery and farming equipment in top condition. He loved doing things for others, especially his family. He always took the time to help them when they needed it. His favorite hobby was fishing, and he spent many hours at the lake with his wife fishing.

In 1956 he and his wife and baby daughter Marla Valene moved from Shattuck to Northwest of Higgins, Texas, where he farmed and had cattle. They were blessed with two more daughters, Judy Jeanette and Peggy Sue, while living there. In 19971 he built a new home two and half miles SW of Shattuck where he lived until the time of his death.

Preceding him in death are is mother, Ella (Appel) Tolley and stepfather, Frank Tolley.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Martha; three daughters, Marla and husband Michael Seeley; Judy and husband Randy Barton; Peggy and husband Jodie Floyd; eight grandchildren; Michael Keith Seeley, II, Mark Kristopher Seeley, Mattheew Kevin Seeley, David Joseph Webber, Stephen Lloyd Webber, Halie Kristine Floyd, Amber Jordyn Floyd and Korey William Floyd; four sister-in-laws, Alberta Pshigoda and husband Freddie, Ruby Oblander, Maxine Meier and Emogene Meier and numerous other relatives and friends.

Martha and Lloyd celebrated their 58th anniversary on September 5th of 2006.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church in are of the Mason Funeral Home, P. O. Box 695, Shattuck, OK 73858.

Funeral services were conducted on August 2, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Shattuck, Oklahoma with Pastor Gary McClellan and Pastor w. R. "Butch" Rains of the Faith Lutheran church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The organist that played was Karin Burch, Soloist was David Webber, he sang "How Great Thou Art"; congregational hymn was "Beautiful Savior". Casket bearers were David Webber, Keith Seeley, Stephen Webber, Mark Seeley, Matthew Seeley, Korey Floyd, Halie Floyd, Amber Floyd, and Harry Kelln. Interment followed the service in the Shattuck Memorial Cemetery in Shattuck, Oklahoma. Lloyd's family entrusted the Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck, Oklahoma with all the arrangements.


TRACEY, LaVella M.

b. 21 Ma 1933 - Allen, Oklahoma

d. 8 Sep 2007 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, September 10, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NEWTON - LaVella M. "Mickey" Warkentine, 74, died Sept. 8, 2007, at Asbury Park Healthcare, Newton.
She was born March 21, 1933, in Allen, Okla., the daughter of Floyd and Opal Brinkley Tracey.
On Oct. 7, 1951, she married JACK WARKENTINE in Fairview, Okla.
Survivors include: two sons, Jack, Newton, and Bob, Salina; a daughter, Linda Frey, Newton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, with the Rev. Darrel Proffit presiding. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the Central Care Cancer Center, in care of the funeral home.

TRAUT, John David

b. 17 Dec 1926 - Casper, Wyoming

d. 23 Aug 2007- Casper, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 22 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

CASPER -- A celebration of the life of John David Traut, 80, will be held at St. Marks’ Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.

He died Aug. 21, 2007 at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home.

He was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Casper, the third of four children of John L. and Lydia (Miller) Traut who were both Germans from Russia.

He was raised in Casper and graduated from NCHS in 1945. He served with the U.S. Army in Alaska during the WWII. Upon his return, he attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 1951. He started his career with Marathon Oil Company as a petroleum exploration geologist and remained there until 1974. In 1974, he started a geological consulting firm with Earl Hegna and Johns Kerns -- Hegna, Kerns and Traut. In 1979, he formed Tyrex Oil Company. He took the company public as an over-the-counter stock on NASDAQ in 1980. He retired from Tyrex in 1996.

He was a member of the AAPG and the Wyoming Geological Association, past president of the WGA, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Frank Morgan recipient for meritorious achievement, Wyoming Geological Association in 1978.

It was during his course work at the science camp in Centennial that he met Virginia Ann NORTON from National City, Calif. They were married on Oct. 27, 1951.

They began their great adventure together with his employment with the Ohio (Marathon) Oil Company, living and working in all of the Rocky Mountain States as well as Guatemala. They had two daughters, Barbara and Nancy, who shared many wonderful adventures with them.

Upon retirement, he became interested in the construction and design of jewelry. He fed that interest through many classes at Casper College Visual Arts Department.

In addition to many wonderful friends, he is survived by his daughters, Barbara Traut of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and Nancy D’Hooge and her husband of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Katherine Clark and her husband of Casper; brother, Wyborne of Corvallis, Ore.; four granddaughters and a grandson; a favorite niece, and her husband of Casper; two nephews, an uncle, four great-nephew and two great-nieces and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife in 1985, a brother, Leroy, his parents and his best friend, Mary Lou.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Central Wyoming Hospice or to the Casper College Visual Art Department would be appreciated by the family.