CALDWELL, Margaret Woodard

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CAMPBELL, Earl R. Gunner

b. 3 Jun 1923 - Phoebus, Virginia

d. 17 Feb 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, February 19, 2008, Submitted by Harlin Ochs

Earl R. "Gunner" Campbell, 84, Russell, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born June 3, 1923, in Phoebus, Va., to Mollie and Yates Campbell. He attended schools in Hampton, Va. He married Dorothy Propp in 1943 in Russell. She preceded him in death in January. He was an assistant mechanical supervisor at Kaw Pipe Line for 38 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Mattix, Shawnee, and Earleene Cunningham, Frederick, Colo.; a sister, Doris Worth, Rolle, N.C.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary. Family will be present from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to South Wind Hospice in care of the mortuary. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.pvpmortuary.com.

RUSSELL - Campbell, Earl R. "Gunner," 84, died Feb. 17, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Friday, St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Survivors: daughters, Sandra Mattix, Earleene Cunningham; sister, Doris Worth; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/20/2008.


See Lydia Schweigert



b. 20 Feb 1927 - Newton, Kansas

d. 31 Jan 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, February 4, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NEWTON - Don Claassen, 80, died Jan. 31, 2008, at his home, Newton.
He was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Newton, the son of Pete and Elizabeth Penner Claassen. He attended Newton High School and graduated from Chillicothe College, Missouri. A lifetime resident of Newton, he was a retired officer from Railroad Savings and Loan, Newton.
He belonged to Salem United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 2, past president of Wichita Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Veterans Administration real estate valuation panel, was a charter member of the Harvey County Historical Society, serving on the board of directors, and belonged to the Hebrew University Biblical Archaeological Group.
On Sept. 12, 1952, he married Florence HIEBERT in Hillsboro. She died in June 1988.
Survivors include: two daughters, Carrie Black, Albuquerque, N.M., and Kris Porter, Canyon City, Texas; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Claassen, and two sisters, Dorothy Ann Cannon and Helen Dorothy Pfautz.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sherry Clemons presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Salem United Methodist Church, or Bridges for Peace, both in care of the funeral home.

NEWTON - Claassen, Don, 80, died January 31, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Salem United Methodist Church, Newton. Survivors: daughters, Carrie Black of Albuquerque, NM; Kris (Mike) Porter of Canyon City, TX; 4 grandchildren. Memorials to Salem Untied Methodist Church, "Bridges for Peace". Petersen Family Funeral Home, Newton has charge. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/4/2008.



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b. 13 Jul 1915 - Meade, Kansas

d. 24 Feb 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, February 25, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HILLSBORO - David J. Classen, 92, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.
He was born July 13, 1915, in Meade, the son of John L. and Mary Reimer Classen. A resident of Hillsboro, he was a motel proprietor and accountant. He belonged to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
On April 3, 1938, he married Martha K. FRIESEN in Meade. She died in 1998.
Survivors include: a son, Paul, Newton; a daughter, Janice Fast, Wichita; two sisters, Nettie Hooley, Ohio, and Selma Ulbrich, Nevada; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Classen.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, with Pastors Steve Fast and Dave Plett presiding. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the family present. Memorials may be sent to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church or Parkside Homes, both in care of the funeral home.

HILLSBORO - Classen, David J., 92, died Feb. 24, 2008. Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: son, Paul (Judy); daughter, Janice (Steve) Fast; daughter-in-law, Jocelyn Classen; sisters, Nettie Hooley, Selma Ulbrich; 5 grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/26/2008.


CLAUSEN, Ardene E.

b. 7 Mar 1932 - West Point, Nebraska

d. 21 Jan 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 24 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

KIMBALL - Ardene E. Wolff, 75, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, peacefully at the home of her daughter in Scottsbluff.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball. The Rev. Robert Karnish will officiate. Interment will be in the Kimball Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at the Cantrell Funeral Home where a Vigil Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. If friends wish memorial gifts may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Prairie Haven Hospice.
Ardene was born March 7, 1932 in West Point, Neb. a daughter of Lloyd and Louise (Sass) Clausen. She attended and graduated from West Point High School. She taught country school for two years. One birthday she spent overnight at the school when a blizzard came up and two of her students couldn't get home.
She met Paul WOLFF when they were both attendants at her sisters wedding. They were married in West Point on Jan. 30, 1952. They lived on a farm west of Sidney for a year and then moved to Kimball.
Ardene was a member of extension clubs for many years, taught religious education classes and was a Cub Scout leader. After her children went to college she worked at the school lunch program and in the hospital office. In 1976 Paul was transferred to Brush, Colo. with his job. Ardene worked at the hospital in Brush retiring in 1989. They moved back to Kimball in 1991. Ardene enjoyed her family and friends and playing cards. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, and served on the funeral dinner committee.
Survivors include her son, David Wolff of Sitka, Alaska; daughter, Peg Wolff of Scottsbluff; granddaughter, Lacey Wolff of Sitka; brother, Jim and wife Doris Clausen of West Point; sisters, Dorothy and husband Chris Batenhorst of West Point, Bernice Seward of Deltona, Fla., Kathleen and husband Boyd Baer of West Point and Annie Wolff of West Point, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Preceding her in death was her husband Paul in August 2003 and her parents.



CLINE, Paul M.

b. 15 Sep 1922 - Haddam, Kansas

d. 18 Dec 2007 - Hebron, Nebraska

From Salina Journal - Thursday, December 20, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HEBRON, Neb. -- Paul M. Cline, 85, Hebron, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
Mr. Cline was born Sept. 15, 1922, in rural Haddam, Kan. He was a semitrailer driver for Reinke Manufacturing for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; three sons, David of Lincoln, Marty of Hebron and Gary of Superior; four daughters, Betty Free of York, Marsha Rekart of Lincoln, Nancy Hoops of Deshler and Becky Wiedel of Hebron; a brother, Bob of Haddam, Kan.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Hebron. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 210 SouthTthird, Hebron, NE 68370.


COFFEY, Helen K.

b. 12 Sep 1918, Russell County, Kansas

d. 22 Feb 2008 - Dorrance, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, February 24, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DORRANCE -- Helen K. Steinle, 89, died Friday, February 22, 2008. She was born Helen Coffey on Sept. 12, 1918, in Russell County. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theordore W. (STEINLE), in 1996.
Survivors include daughters Ilene Hopper and Diana Gilman, both of Dorrance; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster Mortuary Chapel, 610 24th St., Wilson, KS 67490. Burial will be in Dorrance City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until service time Monday at the mortuary.


COFFEY, Helen K.

b. 12 Sep 1918 - Russell County, Kansas

d. 22 Feb 2008 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DORRANCE - Helen K. Steinle, 89, Dorrance, died Friday Feb. 22, 2008, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth.

Mrs. Steinle was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Russell County to Roy and Emma Claussen Coffey. She spent her entire life in Russell County, where she was a homemaker. She married Theodore W. STEINLE in 1938 in Russell County. He died in 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Ilene Hopper and Diana Gilman, both of Dorrance; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday, Feb. 25, at the Foster Mortuary Chapel, Wilson, Kansas, Sr. Diane Wagner officiated. Burial was in Dorrance City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ellsworth County Medical Center in care of the mortuary.


COLEMAN, Barbara Jean

b. 31 May 1960 -

d. 29 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS - Barbara Jean Unrein, 47, died March 29, 2008.
She was born May 31, 1960, the daughter of Benny and Beulah Bradford Coleman. Survivors include: husband, Richard J. FROELICH; sons, Brandon Unrein and Jeff Unrein; daughter, Rachel Froelich; stepdaughter, Jenny Hunter; her mother, Beulah Jones; stepfather, Donald Jones; brother, Jack Coleman; half brother, Randall Weed; three sisters, Debbie Fabrizus, Mary Masden and Elizabeth Keiswetter; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials to the Children's Education Fund.


COPPERSTONE, Ruth Guettler

See Ruth Barthuly


CORDER, Faye Marie

b. 9 Oct 1920 -

d. 19 Jan 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 24 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Faye Marie (Huckfeldt) Kelsey, of Scottsbluff, passed on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Golden Living Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 1025 Five Rocks Road, Gering with Pastor Helmut Yurk officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place at the Jolliffe Funeral Home crematory. A memorial will be established with the National Diabetic Association in honor of Faye. Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Faye was born Oct. 9, 1920, to parents Claude Grover Cleveland Corder and Alma Freida Marie (Hinze) Corder. She was the second of six siblings, including Vera Dunbar, Norma McKenzie, Irvin Lorraine Corder, Inez Hansen, and Robert Leroy Corder. Faye attended Sunny Plains Country School through eighth Grade and graduated from Elwood High School with the class of 1937. She married Clifford John HUCKFELDT on Sept. 30, 1939 in Norton, Kan. They remained together until "Cliff's" death on April 15, 1981. In 1984 she married her second husband, Harold L. KELSEY in Truth or Consequences, N.M. "Kels" died in September of 1991. Faye then spent many years with her dear friend and companion Alden Anderson. Alden died in 2003.
Faye loved dancing, playing cards, traveling and camping. She was a long time member of the Good Sam's and Red Dale Camping Clubs. Many of her camping friends joined together with her in "T or C" New Mexico every winter. Faye especially loved gathering together with family and friends; being in their company brought Faye her greatest joy. She was an amazing gardener and is seen by her grandchildren as a wonderful model of "reducing, reusing, and recycling" because of her commitment to eliminating waste. Faye had an enormous garden every year that easily fed her large extended family for months. She annually canned her famous pickles, along with other fruits and vegetables, which filled a large basement pantry and more. She was known and loved for her cooking skills! Family and friends weekly enjoyed her fabulous fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, with all her special trimmings. She baked her even more famous biscuits and breads, which were a treasured part of all lunches and dinners. Though family considered themselves quite fortunate to partake in Faye's cooking and baking, what they will always be most grateful for is her commitment and delight in bringing together family and friends. The family has the relationships with each other that exist in large part due to Faye.
Survivors include her sons, Chuck (Diana) of Johnstown, Colo. and Larry Huckfeldt of Henderson, Texas; sisters, Norma McKenzie and Inez Hansen; grandchildren, Cindy Stirrett, Deb Lofing, Pam Behnke, Kathy Kinskey, Laura Dudden, Scott Huckfeldt and Dayle Blankenship; 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, a sister, two husbands, her long-time companion, many family members, and many, many dear friends.
The family greatly welcomes to her service all who loved Faye or shared in her life in any way, to celebrate the wonderful woman she was.



b. 29 Jan 1922 - McPherson, Kansas

d. 14 Jan 2008 - Edmond, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Joan A. Siebert, 85, of Midwest City, Okla., and formerly of McPherson, died Jan. 14, 2008, at Bryant Nursing Center in Edmond, Okla.
She born Jan. 29, 1922, McPherson, the daughter of Roy Lester Cotterill and Marcia R. Beam. She was a homemaker and longtime volunteer at Midwest City Regional Hospital.
On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Wayne D. SIEBERT, Lincoln, Neb. He died May 21, 1973.
Survivors include: a son, Larry Siebert, Edmond, Okla.; a daughter, Linda Herndon, Oklahoma City; a twin sister, Jean Kline of McPherson; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Les Cantrell presiding. McPherson. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday the funeral home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

McPHERSON - Siebert, Joan A., 85, died Jan. 14, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Stockham Family Funeral Home. Survivors: son, Larry of Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Linda Herndon of Oklahoma City; twin sister, Jean Kline; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/17/2008.



CRIMEN, Deloise F.

b. 28 Jan 1920 - Lincoln, Kansas

d. 27 Feb 2008 - Lucas, Kansas

From Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, March 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Deloise F. Reh, 88, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008. She was born Deloise Crimen on January 28, 1920, in rural Lincoln, Kansas. She was a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband Emery (REH), in 1964. Survivors include a son, Eldon (Judy) Reh of Lucas, three sisters, Ellen Baird of Wakefield, Betty Hicks of San Antonio Texas, and Kay Boden of Beloit; one grandchild, Erin (Seth) Streit, Lucas; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Madison Streit, Lucas; two step-grandchildren, Joel Schneider, Hays, and Samantha Schneider, rural Lucas; a step-great-granddaughter, Jaylan Schneider, Hays. She is preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Crimen, Duane Crimen, Floyd Crimen and one sister, Madonna Gier. The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2008, at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Lucas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lucas United Methodist Church or Lucas Rural Health Clinic.



CRISPIN, Ruth M. Shotzman

See Ruth M. Pedersen



CUNNINGHAM, Leona L. Meisinger

See Leona L. Gillespie