EASTES, Frances Ethel (Leffler)

See Frances Ethel Leffler


EBEL, Eleanora

b. 27 Mar 1913

d. 14 May 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchison (Kan) News - Friday, May 16, 2008

NORTH NEWTON - Eleanora Riffel, 95, died May 14, 2008. Born March 27, 1913, to Richard and Ida (Pohlman) Ebel. Married Lamar RIFFEL. He died on July 25, 1994. Survivors include: son, Brad Riffel; granddaughter, Kim and Jason Dispensa; great-grandchildren, Avatrice, Damon and Duncan Dispensa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Hillsboro.


EBEL, Eleanor Ida

b. 27 Mar 1913 - Hillsboro, Kansas

d. 14 May 2008 - North Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - May 17, 2008

NORTH NEWTON — Eleanora Ida Riffel, 95, passed away Wednesday (May 14, 2008) at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. Born March 27, 1913, in Hillsboro to Richard and Ida (Pohlman) Ebel. They preceded her in death. Married Lamae RIFFEL. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1994. Survivors include son, Brad Riffel of Newton; granddaughter, Kim and Jason Dispensa of Newton; great-grandchildren, Avatrice, Damon and Duncan Dispensa of Newton; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hanson, and nine brothers and sisters. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton. Burial Zion Cemetery in Hillsboro.



b. 28 Feb 1913 - Omega, Colorado

d. 26 November 1989

From Information received

The funeral for August H. 'Gus' Eberhardt, 76, who died Sunday at his home in Greeley, Colo., will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Omega to Carl and Dora Eberhardt. Married Velma DUSBABEK. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Andina) Weber of Fairview; one brother, Earl of Pueblo, Colo.; one sister, Alice Agens of Greeley; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, one son and one grandson

Note: From SSDI Records - AUGUST H EBERHARDT 28 Feb 1913 26 Nov 1989 80631 (Greeley, Weld, CO) (none specified) 448-03-4470 Oklahoma



b. 16 Nov 1941 - Watonga, Oklahoma

d. May 1984

From Information Received

EBERHARDT, GERALD (GARY) GUS 1941-1984 Services for Gerald (Gary) Gus Eberhardt, 42, North Hollywood, California, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial Memorial Park Cemetery. Eberhard died Sunday in North Hollywood, California. Was born November 16, 1941 at Watonga. While stationed in French Morroco, he and Marcelle SWISSA were married there. Eberhardt is survived by his wife, Marcelle of the home, two daughters, Norma Jean Eberhardt of North Hollywood and Eva Marie Eberhardt of Oklahoma City; his father, Gus Eberhardt, Stratton, Colorado; his mother and stepfather, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bernard of Enid; two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Andina) Weber, Fairview, and Mrs. Mark (Debra) Lounsbury of Enid.

Note: Gary was the Great Grandson of Georg Peter Nusz and Mary Catharina Wolf who were born in Dobrinka, Russia.



b. 25 Jun 1888 - Russia

d. 25 May 1925 - Hitchcock, Oklahoma

From Information Received

HIEBERT, JULIA (EBERHART) 1887-1925 Mrs. Henry Hiebert died Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held today at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Julia Hiebert was born in Russia June 25, 1888 and died at her home southeast of Hitchcock May 25, 1925. Married to Henry J. Heibert. To this union two children were born, a boy now 14 years of age and a girl 8 years old. Mrs. Heibert is survived by her husband, two children, her mother, two brothers, a sister and many relatives. Her age was 36 years, 11 months, and 1 day. Funeral service at the Methodist Church in Hitchcock. Internment was made in the cemetery 4 miles east of Hitchcock.


ECKHART, Joshua Steven Duran

b. 17 Sep 1989 - Billings, Montana

d. 28 Jul 2008

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CROW AGENCY, Mont. -- Funeral services for Joshua Steven Duran Eckhart, 18, were held August 1, 2008, at the Soul's Harbor Church north of Pryor. Interment followed in the Plain Bull family Cemetery. He died on July 28, 2008. Was born Sept. 17,1989, in Billings, Mont., son of Steven and Addlee Plain Bull Eckhart. He is survived by his parents, Steven and Addlee Eckhart; son, Joshua Eckhart II; sister, Natasha LaForge Jr. and her husband; brothers, O'Shon Old Elk and his wife, and Isaiah Eckhart, all of Crow Agency; grandparents, Bob and Judy Eckhart of Casper; an aunt; an uncle.



b. 10 Apr 1923 - North Platte, Nebraska

d. 5 May 2008 - Wheatland

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle , Cheyenne, WY - 6 May 2008

Betty M. Eddleman, 85, of Wheatland died May 5 (2008) in Wheatland. Born April 10, 1923, in North Platte, Neb., and grew up in Torrington. Married Jack EDDLEMAN. She is survived by her children, Terry Lee Eddleman and Cathy Sue Evans, both of Wheatland; ; sister, Erma Petty of Torrington; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack, on Feb. 7, 2003; daughter, Nancie Kay Cox, on Sept. 23, 2007; great-grandson on Feb. 10, 1998; one brother; and one sister. Interment in the Wheatland Cemetery.


EHRLICH, Berenice Elizabeth (Boxberger)

See Berenice Elizabeth Boxberger


EHRLICH, Christopher Alan

b. 20 Mar 1983 - Hays, Kansas

d. 17 Jul 2008 - Cushing, Oklahoma

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, July 20, 2008

Christopher Alan "Chris" Ehrlich, 25, Cushing, Okla., formerly of Russell. died Thursday, July 17, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident in Cushing. Was born March 20, 1983, in Hays to Ron G. and Theresa A. (Grizzle) Ehrlich. Survivors include his parents, Hays; his fiance Kayla Tait, Cushing; two brothers, James Ehrlich and Dan Ehrlich, both of Ripley, Okla.; his grandparents, Leon and Ernestine Grizzle, Russell, and Shirley Pitchford, Quinton, Okla. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilbur Ehrlich and step-grandfathers, Verbin Pitchford. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary Chapel, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery.



b. 22 Aug 1932 - Marion, Kansas

d. 18 Nov 2008 - Woodward, Oklahoma

From Pamphlet from Funeral Home

Marion Jeffrey died November 18, 2008, at Woodward, Okla. Born on August 22, 1932, Marion was the second child born to Emil and Alvena Ehrlich of Russell, Kansas. She and her older brother, Robert Ehrlich of Gage, Oklahoma, were reared in Kansas. In 1974, Marion met Don JEFFREY and they were married on December 18, 1975. Don died October 14, 2007. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Alvena Ehrlich, and her husband, Don. She is survived by her son Mike Baker of Oklahoma City; her brother Robert Ehrlich and wife Genevieve of Gage, Oklahoma; a brother- and sister-in-law Lyle and Shirley Ishmel of Fargo; a sister-in-law Elva Sherrill of Stafford, KS; aunts Wilma Ehrlich of Shattuck and VirginiaKelln of Pueblo, CO, and nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, November 21, 2008. Interment was at Shattuck Memorial Cemetery.

Note: Marion’s middle name (not given above ) was Alene. She married first to Joe Don Baker. And her son Joe Michel “Mike” Baker’s was born 29 Aug 1961.


EHRLICH, Richard Dale

b. 4 Sep 1938 - Russell, Kansas

d. 16 Aug 2008 - Granbury, Texas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, August 21, 2008

GRANBURY, Texas -- Richard Dale Ehrlich, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Born Sept. 4, 1938, in Russell, KS. Survivors include his wife, Amy, of the home; children, Allen Werner of Florida, Michael Werner of Tennessee, George Ehrlich and Scott Ehrlich, both of Granbury, TX, and Pam Smith, Acton, TX; sisters, Frances Staab, Doris Keller and Judith McLennan, Erikson; and 8 grandchildren. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Granbury Church of God


EHRLICH, Richard Dale

b. 4 Sep 1938 - Russell, Kansas

d. 16 Aug 2008 - Granbury, Texas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, August 22, 2008

Richard Dale Ehrlich, 69, Granbury, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Granbury. Was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Russell to John George and Ollive (Francis) Ehrlich-Newman. Married Amy Maureen LAWRENCE. Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Allen Werner, Florida, Michael Werner, Tennessee, and George Ehrlich and Scott Ehrlich, both of Granbury; a daughter, Pam Smith, Acton, Texas; three sisters, Frances Staab, Great Bend, Doris Keller, Russell, and Judith McLennan, Erikson, Manitoba, Canada; and eight grandchildren. Services were today at Granbury Church of God.


EICHENOUR, Frances Marguerite Ellis

b. 25 Mar 1916 - Durham, Kansas

d. 9 Nov 2008 - Riverside, California

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 22, 2008

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Frances Marguerite Ellis Allmon was born on March 25, 1916, in Durham, Kan., to Elmer E. Ellis and Elsie A. Eichenour. She died on Nov. 9, 2008, in Riverside, Calif., at the age of 92. During World War II, she met Lorne L. ALLMON, an Army Air Corps officer, and they were married on March 12, 1944, in Hutchinson. Frances' three great passions, besides her family, were researching the family's genealogy, rooting for the California Angels baseball team and her sorority, Delta Theta Chi. She is survived by her three children, son, Robert L. Allmon (daughter-in-law Christine) of Hemet, Calif.; daughters, Katherine F. Allmon of Riverside, Calif., and Marsha Allmon Jones (son-in-law James) of Pearl, Miss.; along with two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2008. Her husband of 55 years preceded her in death in 1999.


EITEL, Walter Joseph, Jr.

b. 7 Sep 1926 - Salina, Kansas

d. 4 Sep 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, September 6, 2008

Walter Joseph Eitel Jr., 81, Salina, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. Mr. Eitel was born in Salina on Sept. 7, 1926, the son of the late Walter Joseph and Ruth (Platt) Eitel. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of the home; a daughter, Ruth Eitel and husband Steve Condon, Golden, Colo.; two sons, Robert C. and wife Kris and David and wife Melinda, all of Salina; two sisters, Betty Dunbar, widow of Theron, Everett, Wash., and Pat Weigel and husband Virgel, Hays; a brother, Howard and wife Lela, Wichita; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina.


EITZEN, Eloise

b. 20 Jan 1927

d. 15 Oct 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 16, 2008

HILLSBORO - Eloise Eitzen Jost, 81, died Oct. 15, 2008, at Hillsboro Community Hospital. Was born Jan. 20, 1927, the daughter of Dr. A.C. and Laura Campbell Eitzen. Married Orville D. JOST. He died in 1974. Survivors include: son Dr. Paul M. and Debbie Jost; daughter, Dr. Frederica and Ron Stassi, and Dooz Pankratz; sisters Martha Penner and Esther Penner; and seven grandchildren.
Service time 11 a.m. Friday Oct. 17, 2008, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.


ELLIS, Freda (Schwartz)

See Freda Schwartz


ELTON, Louise M.

b. 5 Jun 1928 - Yakima, Washington

d. 14 Nov 2008 - Montesano, Washington

From Information Received

MONTESANO - Louise M. Potter, 80, passed away in Montesano on Friday, November 14, 2008. She was born June 5, 1928 in Yakima to Robert W. and Ethelda L. (Mack) Elton. Louise was raised in Toppenish. She was a member of the Sugar Bowl Sams; Central WA Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia; WA Old Time Fiddlers; Toppenish Historical Society and United Methodist Women. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Harry) Covert of Montesano; son, Ted (Carmen) Potter of Umatilla, OR; grandsons, Adam (Kristin) Covert of Montesano, Steven (Linsey) Potter of Yakima; a sister, Margaret Potter of Yakima and a brother, Bill (Sharyn) Elton of Port Angeles and numerous nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore POTTER and her parents.



b. 25 Jun 1914 - Sterling, Kansas

d. 25 Oct 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, October 27, 2008

Violet L. "Vi" Schmucker, 94, died Oct. 25, 2008, at Dillon Living Center. Born June 25, 1914, in Sterling, Ks., the daughter of Richard "Dick" and Emma Rupp Engbrecht. She belonged to the First Southern Baptist Church, where she played the piano and organ for 40 years. Married Loftin W. SCHMUCKER in his home near Sterling by Loftin's father, Noah. He died July 9, 1988. Survivors include: a brother, Earl Engbrecht, Wichita; and 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldon, and LaVerne Engbrecht; three sisters, Selma Mosier, Wanletta Eastland, and Irene Farney; a nephew and two nieces. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 29, 2008, at the First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson .


ENGEL, Martina

b. 16 Jan 1924 - Loretto, Kansas

d. 10 Sep 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, September 12, 2008

Martina, Herman, 84, Hays, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Loretto to Anton and Pauline (Hertel) Engel. Married Achatius A. HERMAN. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1981.

Survivors include a son, Timothy B. Herman, Hays; two daughters, Barbara A. Staab and husband, Charles, Seattle, and Katherine M. Herman Bowman, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Edward A. Engel and wife, Ruth, Loretto; three sisters, Sister M. Rose Engel O.P., Great Bend, Marcella Klein, Hays, and Jane M. Penka and husband, Norman, Palm Springs, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Robert J. Herman, Wanda Sue Keefover, Benjamin Bowman, Sarah Bowman, Harrison Bowman, Roy M, Herman, Timothy B. Herman, Alex A. Herman, and Joel R. Herman; and six great-grandchildren.


ENGEL, Martina

b. 16 Jan 1924 - Loretto, Kansas

d. 10 Sep 2008 -Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, September 14, 2008

HAYS -- Martina Herman, 84, Hays, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Loretto to Anton and Pauline (Hertel) Engel. Preceded in death by: husband, Achatius. Survivors: son, Timothy B., Hays; daughters, Barbara A. Staab and husband Charles, Seattle, and Katherine M. Herman Bowman, San Antonio; brother, Edward A. Engel and wife Ruth, Loretto; three sisters, Sister M. Rose Engel O.P., Great Bend, Marcella Klein, Hays, and Jane M. Penka and husband Norman, Palm Springs, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.


ENGLEMAN, Mildred E.

b. 9 Mar 1925 - Gering, Nebraska

d. 6 May 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 8 May 2008

Mildred E. Libsack, 83, of Gering, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Scottsbluff. Funeral services at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Gering Zion Church. Interment Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Mildred was born March 9, 1925, in Gering to Jacob and Mollie (Betz) Engleman. Married Albert LIBSACK. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Dean) Behling of Scottsbluff; daughter-in-law, Jan Libsack of Gering; grandchildren, Ryan Behling and girlfriend Shanna Drumheller both of Kearney, Travis Behling of Scottsbluff, Terun Libsack of Gering, and Shan (Wade) Olsen of Minatare; great-granddaughter, Jade Marie Brown of Colby, Kan.; sisters, Lois (Gerald) Finke of Fort Collins, Colo., Betty (Keith) Zook of Boulder, Colo., and Darlene (Howard) Peetz of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Gary (JoAnn) Libsack of Morrill, and Melvin (Marian) Libsack of Tempe, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Libsack of Minatare, Delores Libsack of Morrill, and Florence Weber of Scottsbluff; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Terry; her husband; and twin sister, Dorothy Heintz.


ENNS, Alma (Harms)

See Alma Harms


ENSZ, Eldo H.

b. 14 Jan 1927 - Inman, Kansas

d. 2 Jul 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eldo H. (Bud) Ensz was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Inman, to George and Marie Ensz. He married Joyce LLOYD. He passed away July 2, 2008, at the age of 8. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, Hutchinson, two sons, Marshall Ensz, Wichita, Christopher Ensz, Hutchinson, one step-son, Gene Strube, Oklahoma City, three step-daughters, Linda Boltz, Sterling, Rebecca Schechter, Sterling, Janice Gray, Chandler, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sister Luella Neufeldt, Inman. Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Grace Bible Church. Burial in North Inman Cemetery, Inman.


ENSZ, Susie

b. 6 Jan 1918

d. 9 Aug 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas

From McPherson Sentinel -Monday, August 11, 2008

Susie Ensz, 90, of Moundridge and formerly of Inman, died Saturday, August 9, 2008. Funeral service at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 13, at the Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (rural Inman). Burial in the Zion Church Cemetery. Survivors include: four daughters, Lois Wenger and husband, Welden, of Newton, KS, Ruth Koehn and husband, Maynard, of Inman, KS, Luella Toews and husband, Harry, of Barron, WI, and Dorothy Good and husband, Lawrence, of Center, CO; a sister, Justina Nikkel of Moundridge, KS; 12 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake L. ENSZ, and a daughter, Cheryl.

EPP, Goldie Norvell (Nusz)

See Goldie Nusz


EPP, Katherine A. (Franz )

See Katherine Franz


ERB, Norma Jean

b. 14 May 1943 - Marshfield, Missouri

d. 25 Apr 2008 - San Diego, California

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 25, 2008

SAN DIEGO, California - Norma Jean Erb Janssen, passed away April 25, 2008, in San Diego, Calif. Norma was born in Marshfield, Mo., May 14, 1943, to Fred Arthur and Elizabeth Erb. She was the youngest of 15 children. She is survived by her husband, James JANSSEN; son, Michael Mathis; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Mathis; two grandsons, Trevor and Caden Mathis; surviving siblings, Richard Erb, Jeannine Hamilton and Roseann Floyd, Earl Erb, Marjorie Schaben and Evelyn Pitzer, Leona Cheney, Grace Risley, Shirley Erb; and a vast extended family.


ERDMAN, Margaret (Siegfried)

See Margaret Siegfried


ERNST, Gordon Eugene

b. 20 Mar 1950 - Beloit, Kansas

d. 4 Nov 2008 - Mankato, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, November 6, 2008

MANKATO -- Gordon Eugene Ernst, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. Born March 20, 1950, in Beloit to Arnold Elvin and Neve Joyce (Mills) Ernst. Survivors include his wife, Jackie, of Mankato; son, Brett, of Mankato; daughter, Emily Ernst, of Manhattan; stepson, Jeffrey Collison, of Roseville, Calif.; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Seyfert, of West Lafayette, Ind.; mother, Neva Ernst, of Mankato; brother, Curtis, of Mankato; sister, Brenda (Rex) Flinn, of Mankato; and two grandchildren, Reiley and Gage.


ERNST, Lillian Irene

b. 18 July 1921 - Ft. Collins, Colorado

d. 20 Oct 2008 - Mitchell

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Oct 2008

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Lillian Irene (Ernst) Teeters, 87, passed away on Oct. 20, 2008, at Mitchell Care Center. Funeral services Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel in Torrington. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery. She was born to David and Katherine (Bostrum) Ernst, one of six children, on July 19, 1921, in Ft. Collins, Colo. Married John TEETERS in Kimball, Neb. Lillian is survived by her daughter, Carolynn Teeters of Torrington; a son, Ron Teeters of Camp Verde, Ariz.; three sisters, Dorothy Greenwald of Torrington, Florence Voslar of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Helen Kumuleous of Scottsbluff; one brother, Floyd Ernst of Cheyenne; four grandchildren, Debra Essman, Tom and Chet Teeters all of Camp Verde, and Michael Scott Sandusky Jr. of Torrington; and eight great-grandchildren, Logan Eddie, Colby Cash, and Michael Joshua Sandusky, all of Torrington, Tanner and Chad Essman, Sierra, Reanna, Troy, Alden and Braden Teeters all of Camp Verde. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; three sisters, Esther, Rachel, and Eleanor; two brothers, Roy and Harold; one son, Tom Teeters; and one grandson, Joshua Sandusky.


EVANS, Edith L.

b. 24 May 1917 - Beaver, Oklahoma

d. 17 May 2008 - Cherryvale, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, May 22, 2008

CHERRYVALE -- Edith L. Schmidt, 90, died Saturday, May 17, 2008. Was born Edith Evans on May 24, 1917, in Beaver, OK. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Pettit, in 1969, Orville V. Hatcher, in 1994, and Fredrick A. Schmidt Sr., in 2002.; brothers, Ivan and John; and sister, Ruth Watts. Survivors include two sisters, Jean Ann Boss of Cherryvale and Mary Nell Speaks of Fredonia. Private family inurnment will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, KS.


EVANS, Marsha Diane (Schwartz)

See Marsha Diane Schwartz


EWERT, Linda M. (Heinrichs)

See Linda Heinrichs