The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 18, 1998 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL DEATHS & FUNERALS MONDAY, MAY 18, 1998 A9 Candy Jo Beckner WICHITA — Candy Jo Beckner, 35, Wichita, died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at Wichita as a result of an automobile-bicycle accident. Mrs. Beckner was born Candy Jo Vavricka on May 15, 1963, at Seoul, Korea, and was a Wichita resident since 1986. She was a computer development analyst for Onek Inc. of Wichita. Survivors include her husband, Leland of Wichita; four sisters, Ma? Hullet, Eunice Lindsay and CBra Lee Samuelson, all of Oakl&y;' and Cherry Law of Manhattan; and two brothers, Robert Lynn Vavricka of Ada, Okla., and Pat;Vavricka of Ness City. j£?memorial service will be at 7:30;; p.m. Tuesday at Derby CKurch of the Nazarene, the Rev. Lowell Churchill officiating. A second service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakley Christian Church, the Rev. Bob Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery. 'Memorials may be made to Holt International Children's Services. ;; Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p^m. Wednesday at Kennedy- Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748. Phylia Brantley SELDEN — Phylia Brantley, 72, Selden, died Saturday, May 16, 199?, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Mrs. Brantley was born Phylia Pope on May 7, 1926, at Decatur County. She was a homemaker and a member of Selden United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Selden American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, on Oct. 28, 1997; and an infant son, Dennis Dale. Survivors include two sons, Rodney and David, both of Selden; two daughters, Janice Roth of D,pdge City and Judy Hankins of Kechi; two brothers, Robert Pope of Selden and Rollie Pope of Barstow, Calif.; three sisters, Phyllis Hensley of Oakley, Betty Wallace of Ephrata, Wash., and Joyce Weis of Great Bend; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757, the Rev. Ralph Jarboe officiating. Burial will be in Selden Cemetery. - Memorials may be made to the church, Selden American Legion Auxiliary or Selden City Park. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Joel W. "Bill" Harmon DURHAM — Joel W. "Bill" Harmon, 63, Durham, died Saturday, May 16,1998, at his home. Mr. Harmon was born Feb. 10, 1935, at Muskogee, Okla., and lived in Durham for a number of years. He was a retired Air Force sergeant, an outdoor writer and a member of Durham First Baptist Church. , Survivors include his wife, Joan of Durham; two sons, Tom of Durham and William of Lincolnville; a brother, Jerry Sparkman of Salida, Colo.; a sister, Colleen Withrow of Oklahoma City; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Durham First Baptist Church, the Rev. Richard Curtis officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Durham Park Cemetery, rural Durham, with military rites. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 pun. Wednesday at Hillsboro VNATURE Today's SAUNA Paul H. Kalb> KANSAS BROOKVH.6: Faye Edith Bicker DURHAM: Joel W. W Harmon HIRINGTONs Carl Rediker SELDEN: PhySia Bmrfdey SYLVAN Qrt&Vfc Lawrence "Larry" , Kariln, EmllteM.Saengef VICTORIA: Tha Rev. H&rotd R Vogler ' / WICHITA: Candy Jo Beckner" Memorial Chapel, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro 67063. Paul H. Kalb Paul H. Kalb, 85, Salina, died Sunday, May 17,1998, at Troy, Ala. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Lawrence "Larry" Karlin SYLVAN GROVE — Lawrence "Larry" Karlin, 57, Sylvan Grove, died Saturday, May 16, 1998, at Sylvan Grove. Mr. Karlin was born Sept. 1, 1940, at Ellis County and lived in Sylvan Grove for 14 years moving from Beloit. He was a retired school teacher and general contractor. He was a former member of Sylvan Grove Lions Club and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lincoln and Knights of Columbus. As a teacher, he had sponsored GCTL and Students Against Drunk Driving and had earned coach-of-the-year and outstanding-educator-of-the-year honors in Beloit. Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Sylvan Grove; two sons, Nathan of Edwardsville and Shawn of Sylvan Grove; three daughters, Michelle McGinness of Lawrence, Christine Schoen of Sylvan Grove and Stephanie Wolf of Lindsborg; seven brothers, Tom of Tacoma, Wash., John of Hillsboro, Leroy of Great Bend, Felix of Lawrence, and Herbert, Peter and Fred, all of Beloit; four sisters, Sister Leonissa and Sister Mary Martha, both of Hays, Betty Pfiefer of Victoria and Martha Jean Biegler of Helena, Mont.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Sylvan High School gymnasium, the Revs. Ralph Aschenbrenner and Charles Steier officiating. Burial will be in Severian Cemetery, northeast of Hays. A vigil will be at 8 p.m. today at Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove. Memorials may be made to Larry Karlin Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481. Carl Rediker HERINGTON — Carl Rediker, 97, Herington, died Sunday, May 17,1998. Brockmeier Funeral Chapel, Herington, is handling arrangements. Faye Edith Ricker BROOKVILLE — Faye Edith Ricker, 84, Brookville, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Ellsworth County Hospital. Mrs. Ricker was born Faye Corwin on March 4, 1914, at Gorham and lived most of her life in Ellsworth and Rice counties. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood. Her husband, Ervin, died in 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Widmar of Seabrook, Texas; and two sisters, Inez Helmer of Tacoma, Wash., and Margaret Bernice Leak of Las Vegas. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Rev. Bharat Surender officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. Emilie M. Saenger SYLVAN GROVE — Emilie M. Saenger, 92, Sylvan Grove, died Saturday, May 16,1998, at Lucas. Mrs. Saenger was born Emilie Wacker on Feb. 27, 1906, in the Bullfoot Community in Lincoln County and was a lifetime-area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sylvan Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1976; a son, Harold, in 1979; and an infant son. Survivors include a son, Fred of Hutchinson; four daughters, Hilda Schneider of Salina, Ruth Turner of Chandler, Texas, Esther Ross of Deloge, Mo., and Caroline Schroeder of Riverside, Calif.; three sisters, Minnie Stroede of Ellsworth, Malinda Hood of Lawrence and Ella Zelenka of Warner, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481, and from noon until the service at the church. The Rev. Harold F. Vogler VICTORIA — The Rev. Harold F. Vogler, 94, Victoria, died Saturday, May 16, 1998, at St. John's Rest Home, Victoria. The Rev. Vogler was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Wheeling, W.V. He was professed as a Capuchin in 1923 and was ordained as a priest in 1928 by Archbishop Michael Curley of Baltimore. He taught for 41 years at St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman, Pa., Capuchin College in Washington, D.C., and St. Fidelis School of Philosophy and Seminary in Victoria. He was pastor at Parker's Landing and Harrisville, Pa., and St. Ann's Church in Walker; was chaplain at St. Anthony Hospital, Hays; and assistant chaplain at Alverne Hotel in St. Louis. Survivors include a brother, Albert of Wheeling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Rev. David Gottschalk officiating. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Formation Fund and the Retirement Fund of the Capuchin Provinse of Mid-America. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671, is handling arrangements. Two broods of cicadas ready to emerge By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting sometime soon, the song of the cicada's will return to the Midwest with a volume not heard in decades. Hundreds of thousands of the inch-long insects will sit in trees, vibrating membranes in their abdomens to create a buzzing sound. A month later, they will fall silent, the' reproductive process complete. The 17-year brood of cicadas is about to emerge in Kansas and Missouri. And in a rare alignment of their cycles, the region's 13- year brood will add to the concert. George Byers, professor emeritus of entomology at the University of Kansas, expects the periodical cicadas to begin emerging toward the end of the month. "There's going to be a lot of noise, and this is made all by the male cicadas," he said. "They come out a few days earlier than the females and call to each other and assemble in certain trees, and the roaring sound of all these males together attracts the females." But the female cicadas aren't the only ones attracted by the sound, Byers said. "They will be picked on by opossums, by raccoons, by some snakes, by some mice that climb trees," he said. "They will be preyed upon by skunks, even dogs and cats in city habitats." Those animals temporarily replace their normal diet with cicadas, Byers said. Schools / Emmanuel has first graduation FROM PAGE A1 And they need a strong spiritual base, Thomforde said. "You need an understanding of what is most important in life." ^Graduating senior Kohman challenged his classmates but did so with the sense of humor that he's been known for around the school. Kohman said he would be leaving behind his own chair in principal Richard Harlan's office. "I would often go in to discuss the problem of the day," Kohman said. "And he would always tell me 'Get out of here.' Well today, I'm taking your advice." 'God has worked everything out' At Emmanuel, a private, non- accredited church school, the seniors heard Rob Fraiser, a former junior pastor for the church, describe the secret to life. "It is your personal relationship with God," he said. "God isn't going to ask to see your checkbook. He's not going to have your resume." But he will know who has been touched by his power and who has shown the love of Jesus in their lives. Christina Jaster, the class valedictorian, told her fellow students that she must have been asked a million times during the last year what her college plans would be. "For the longest time, I didn't have the answer," she said. She wanted to attend a Christian college, but the expense seemed to make that impossible. So she looked at several state schools but wasn't impressed. Eventually, she looked again at a Christian college, specifically, Sterling College. She received a scholarship and was accepted into a special program for student teachers. "God has worked everything out," she said. "I put it into his hands. We can get distracted by the wrong goals. We have to let God control our lives. What is the point of having anything without him." Photos by The Associated Press Linda Dale talks Sunday about how she helped save the life of a young boy who was swept off the sandbar behind her in Warwick, R.I., but was unable to save the boy's rescuer. Rescuer drowns Man saves boy but goes under before reaching shore By JANET KERLIN The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — People watching on shore thought that two screaming children were safe once two men swam out and put them on their backs. Then Stephen Hayes, with his 11-year-old nephew on his back, went under Saturday in the choppy water off Warwick's Conimicut Point. "I can't go any farther," he said before his head disappeared. His last words were heard by Linda Dale, a nurse who swam in and grabbed the boy. "He took the kid off his back and pushed him toward me," Dale said. "I saw the man go down. I hollered to the rowboat, 'He's going under, go get him!' " The rowboat did not reach Hayes in time. He died a hero, one week before his 32nd birthday. Hayes and a friend, Randall Bates of Warwick, were fishing with Hayes" nephew, Andrew Andrews, and Bates' 8- year-old daughter, Amanda Bennett. The children and Bates were on a sandbar when the tide came in Saturday afternoon, sweeping the young ones into Narragansett Bay. The water temperature was in the 50s. "I heard the kids screaming, 'Help,' " Dale said Sunday. Bates can't swim and stayed on the sandbar, while Hayes and Richard Boss of Attleboro, Mass., began swimming toward the children. Boss estimated the girl was swept about 90 feet from the sandbar. Richard Boss of Attleboro, Mass., saved a little girl swept off a sandbar but could not save a fellow rescuer. Dale dropped the kite she was flying and yelled to someone to call 911. Up to her waist in water, she saw that each man had a child on his back, and a rowboat was moving toward Boss. Boss said he was going under and was trying to keep the girl's head up when the rowboat got close. "I saw that guy coming out of the corner of my eye; I thought, 'Thank God,' " said Boss, 24. He put the girl in the boat and hung on to the back while Thomas Hazard of Warwick rowed. Clinging to the boat, Boss, 24, felt relieved. "I thought, 'I saved the little girl. Good. It's over. I did what I could,' " Boss said. Hazard's attention turned toward Hayes holding the boy. "People were yelling, 'He just went under,' so we went over in that direction," said Hazard, 32, who had been fishing offshore. With one hand on the boat, Boss plucked Hayes from below the surface and held him up with one arm. Boss said he felt Hayes' body go limp. "(Boss) did unreal holding on to the girl, and holding on to the guy, and holding on to the boat with one hand," said Hazard, who rowed all to shore. It was unclear exactly how long Hayes had been in the water. On shore, Dale, 51, and another nurse administered CPR, but Hayes' heart would not start beating properly and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. "There's nothing we could have done better," Dale said. "The guy could not have rowed faster." Boss said he probably would be dead without Hazard coming by with the boat. Hazard said he does not feel like a hero. "I think about the guy that isn't here anymore, who saved the little boy," Hazard said. Hayes was married to Leslie, a nurse, and had a 1- year-old boy and 13-year-old stepdaughter. He worked winterizing homes, loved to fish, and had planted a vegetable garden in his back yard in West Warwick, said his neighbor, Mary Addison. She recalled him as kind and easygoing. "This is typical of him. He was a very giving person like that." T ELECTROCUTION 2 killed moving grain bin Brothers were killed after power line came in contact with grain bin By The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — Two brothers were electrocuted after a power line touched the metal grain bin they were hauling in eastern Kansas. Michael and Ronald DeGraeve of Tonganoxie were carrying the 22-foot-tall bin Saturday afternoon on a trailer attached to a pickup from a farm north of Leavenworth to the Tonganoxie area about 10 miles away, said Sgt. John Kirby of the Leavenworth County Sheriffs Department. The bin was too tall to pass under power lines crossing the road, so Ronald DeGraeVe went inside the bin and pushed the lines up with a two-by-four as the trailer passed underneath, Kirby said. At least one of the lines slipped and touched the bin, electrocuting Ronald DeGraeve, 42. Michael De- Graeve, 34, who was driving the truck, tried to help his brother but was shocked and fell into a ditch. Two bystanders tried to help but also were shocked. They were treated and released at a hospital. Michael DeGraeve lay in the ditch, Kirby said. He appeared normal, though his skin was reddened. Suddenly, he stood up and staggered over to the truck, touched it and was electrocuted. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Paula J. Florian, Salina; Kelsey Leeanna Skinner, Tescott. DISMISSALS — Mary W. Bell, Diana J. Glavin and baby boy, Richard L Jackson, Julie M. Leiker and baby boy and Janelle K. Snyder, all of Salina; Louise M. Vaughan Sr., Concordia; Leroy J. Stroede, Ellsworth; Keela A. Meiers, Lindsborg. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENT — Harlan J. Peirano, 62, 617 Seitz, treated at Salina Regional Health Center after suffering a diabetic reaction while driving at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of East Crawford causing him to leave the street and hit a concrete drainage ditch. BURGLARIES — Cash and personal checks taken from Pro Lube, 2365 S. Ninth, between 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday when someone broke glass in a door to enter the business; $1,450 loss. A video recorder taken from Whittier Elementary School, 711 Cedar, between 11 a.m. and 12:31 p.m. Sunday when a window was broken to gain en- try; $550 loss. VEHICLE BURGLARY — An air filtration vacuum belonging to Charles Wood was taken from 1200 W. Crawford between 2 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday; $1,898 loss. THEFT — Two lamps, a silver teapot and cream and sugar container belonging to Millie Pearl Maye were taken from 2731 Bobby Place between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday; $800 loss. ; TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Beware of false prophets, whkhcome to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." —Matthew 7:15 "A foolish man, which built his house , upon the sand." —Matthew 7:26' SffTURDAY'S DRAWBfiS DAILY PICK 3 5-8-5 CASH 4 LIFE 35-42-56-64 KANSAS CASH 1-8-10-19-27-28 Estimated Jackpot $175,000 POWERBALL 1-22-23-28-41 POWERBALL 18 Estimated Jacfcpof $119 million Wade Gray 5-18-79 -11-22-97 We'll always miss you. The times we shared will forever last And help to remind us of the past How can something so bad be so true Why did this have to happen to you No one understands why you had to go But I guess that's one thing we'll never know How can you heal a broken heart And when you do I where should you start • They say only time I can ease the pain « But with a loss I there is nothing to gain < The memories we shared I will never fade « So always remember I we love you Wade.

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