The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 26, 1998 · Page 11
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 26. 1998 All DEATHS & FUNERALS MR. ETHRIDGE Masonic Lodge Glenn J. Ethridge Glenn J. Ethridge, 77, Salina, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Ethridge was born July 2, at Chanute and was a resi- £nt of Salina since 1974, moving Burrton. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, was in the Army National Guard and worked at First Bank and Trust, Salina. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Salina 60 and Hump Pilots Association. He was Past Master of Burrton Masonic Lodge and was a former member of Salina Chorale and Salina Arts Commis• ston. A granddaughter preceded him . in death. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Pat" of the home; two sons, William A. of Wichita and John M. of Salina; a daughter, Jane A. Schulthess of St. Petersburg, Fla.; : aisister, Mary Kirschman of Peo:< riat Ariz.; six grandchildren; and itwo stepgrandchildren. , The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. V.Thursday at First United ^ Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth, the Rev. David Weible officiating. 1 Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 1 in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the . 'church or Salina Public Library. , - .Visitation will be from 5 to 9 "p.m. Wednesday at Geisendorf- Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. '-"Iron, Salina 67401. /Kenneth T. Garlinger '.""HILL CITY — Kenneth T. Gar, linger, 65, Hill City, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Graham County .Hospital, Hill City. ,, The service will be at 2 p.m. today, an Prairie Home Cemetery, rural Hill City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to.l'p.m. today at Spencer Chapel, 522, N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. William M. Gravette "',ABILENE — William M. 'Gravette, 54, Abilene, died Sun,"! day/May 24,1998, at Newton. ' :i '.-; Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral ',Hpme, Abilene, is handling ( arrangements. Jnez V. Huston SALINA Glenn J. Ethridge Jennifer J.Wray KANSAS ABILENE: William M, Gravette CONCORDIA: Errol Gene Payne HILL CITY: Kenneth T. Gariinger MANCHESTER: Clara Ada "Paf Woife OBERLIN: Edward Schmelzer PLAINVILLE: Everett Aaron "Jeff Lamb ST. FRANCIS: Floyd L. Stall SYLVAN GROVE: Inez V. Huston OUT OF STATE ._ Kent D. Klncaid, Houston Neil A. Wendling, Houston Funeral Home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Kent D. Kincaid HOUSTON — Kent D. Kincaid, Houston, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Houston as the result of a shooting. Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, Kan., is handling arrangements. Everett Aaron "Jeff" Lamb Edward Schmelzer OBERLIN — Edward Schmelzer, 86, Oberlin, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements. Floyd L. Stull ST. FRANCIS — Floyd L. Stull, 85, St. Francis, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis. Mr. Stull was born May 26,1912, at Con way, Mo., and was a resident of Cheyenne County for 72 years. He was a farmer and owned and trained greyhounds. Survivors include his wife, Beulah of St. Francis; a son, William Ray of Calhan, Colo.; a daughter, Flaudine Wieck of Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, St. Francis, the Rev. Joe Briseno officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 to noon Wednesday at Knodel Funeral Home, 202 S. Benton, Box 606, St. Francis 67756. '--' 'SYLVAN GROVE — Inez V. 'Huston, 89, Sylvan Grove, died Friday, May 22,1998, at Mid-America Nursing Home, Lincoln. ''• .Mrs. Huston was born Inez V. '-"Stordahl on Sept. 28,1908, at Lake •^'Pre'ston, S.D., and was a resident Of Sylvan Grove since 1962. She "'was a homemaker and Fuller .'-•firush salesperson for 35 years. "'She was a member of Sylvan •Grove Presbyterian Church and a "forfner member of the Ladies Aide "and Sylvan Senior Center. Her husband, Gordon C., died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Bernell of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; two daugh- .:; Judy A. Sanders of Jefferson ity, Mo., and Janice M. Hurlbut of Sylvan Grove; four brothers, toy B. Stordahl of Gillette, Wyo., 3ehn Stordahl of Seattle, Richard Stordahl of Upton, Wyo., and Raymond Stordahl of Bowman, N.D.; three sisters, Gladys Saffel of Bowman, Florence Bettger of Camino Island, Wash., and Alma Werre of Palmer, Alaska; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sylvan Grove Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Donald Ray officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Grove Cemetery. "^Memorials may be made to the church or American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Rodrick & Minear PLAINVILLE — Everett Aaron "Jeff 1 Lamb, 89, Plainville, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at his home. Mr. Lamb was born May 30, 1908, at Codell and was a Plainville resident since 1974, moving from Codell. He was a farmer and worked for Deep Rock Oil Co., Rooks County Road Department and Doc's Well Service, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Codell Baptist Church and Paradise Lodge 290, Plainville, where he was a 50-year member. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Eula of the home; five daughters, Gaylyn Andrews of Stockton, Karolyn Eastep of Sedalia, Mo., Sharolyn Gramm of Codell, Beverly Nelson of Lehigh, Fla., and Jacquelyn Werner of Plainville; two sisters, Ethel Nelson and Lottie Rolfe, both of Plainville; a half sister, Lennice Smith of Codell; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Codell Baptist Church, the Rev. Troy Buss officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, rural Codell. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, PlainviUe 67663, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Because of incorrect information provided the Journal, the location for visitation was incorrect in Monday's edition. Errol Gene Payne CONCORDIA — Errol Gene Payne, 56, Concordia, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Payne was born Aug. 19, 1941, at Wichita. He was a former homebuilder and worked at Alco Discount Store, Concordia. Survivors include a son, Timothy Payne of Washington state; two daughters, Tina Payne and Tamera Payne, both of Washington state; a brother, Dana of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Lorri Payne and Gayle Letourneau, both of Concordia; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Nutter Mortuary Chapel, Concordia, Pastor Brian Sommers officiating. Burial will be later. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — MaTtha Schnitker and Dorene Simmons, both of Salina; Roberta Reed, Concordia. DISMISSALS — Jack McGeary, Salina; Loma Choitz, Ellsworth; Monty Bench, McPherson. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENTS — Joseph Wilson, 12, 1160 Marymount, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center after he left a vehicle driven by John Wilson, 16, 1160 Marymount, and the vehicle's tire rolled over his foot at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Central Mall. Christopher Gaddis, 19, 1123 Windsor, and Robert Smith, 15,1122 Windsor, were treated for injuries received in a one-vehicle crash at 12:26 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of Vassar Drive. Gaddis was northb9und on Vassar in the car he was driving and Smith TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us." — 1 John 5:14 MONDAY'S DRAWINfiS DAILY PICK 3 0-3-2 CASH 4 LIFE 37-45-46-51 KANSAS CASH 10-13-22-24-25-28 Estimated Jackpot $110,000 was a passenger when the car clipped the side of a curb, causing the vehicle to roll over on its top. CORRECTION Because of incorrect information given to the Journal, the dates given in Sunday's story about Gen Gillespie's march to the national spelling bee were incorrect. The bee will be Wednesday and Thursday. ESPN will broadcast the final two hours of the 71st Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Central time. Neil A. Wendling HOUSTON — Neil A. Wendling, 50, Houston, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Houston. Mr. Wendling was born May 18, 1948, at Chester, Neb. He was a geophysicist and president of W.C. Exploration. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Houston Geological Society and Geophysical Society of Houston. Survivors include his wife, Nancy J. of Houston; two daughters, Amy Wendling and Sarah Wendling, both of Houston; his mother, Rosie Zach of Munden, Kan.; and a sister, Barbara Burdick of Raymore, Mo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Chester, the Rev. T.J. Fraser officiating. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Neil Wendling Geology Scholarship Fund at Kansas State University. Visitation will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville, Kan. 66935. Clara Ada "Pat" Wolfe MANCHESTER — Clara Ada "Pat" Wolfe, 77, Manchester, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at her home. Mrs. Wolfe was born Clara Ada McMillan on Feb. 26, 1921, in the Industry area and lived most of her life in the Manchester area. She served as Manchester postmaster until retiring in 1985. A son, Wayne, died in 1984. Survivors include her husband, Jim of the home; a son, Wally of Abilene; two daughters, Janet Adams of Winslow, Ariz., and Audrey Jean Griffis of Dahlonega, Ga.; three brothers, Clarence McMillan of Manchester, H.B. "Short" McMillan of Draper, S.D., and Jess McMillan of Murdo, S.D.; and a sister, Marie Carins of Salina. A private burial will be Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Dickinson County in care of the funeral home. Jennifer J. Wray Jennifer J. Wray, 42, Salina, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Climber dies on Mt. McKinley By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Canadian climber fell to his death on Mount McKinley, and a volunteer ranger trying to come to his aid was missing and feared dead Monday. If he does not survive, he would be the first ranger to die on duty on the continent's highest peak. Conditions were too severe for the National Park Service's high- altitude rescue helicopter Monday, but six climbers headed for the site of the fall for a possible rescue attempt. The dead climber was identified as Daniel Raworth, 25, Whistler, British Columbia. He is the first fatality reported on the mountain this year and the 90th since the National Park Service started keeping records. Raworth fell Sunday afternoon as he was descending with a partner at 16,500 feet in whiteout conditions in an area called Washburn's Thumb. Winds at the time were about 50 mph, with gusts reaching 60 to 80 mph, said the park service's Kris Fister. Photos by The Associated Press Garment Hernandez, Los Angeles, cries at her son's grave Monday in the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Her son died in the Vietnam War. Known and unknown heroes President honors fallen warriors; remains returned By The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — President Clinton honored fallen warriors "missing from our lives but eternally present in our memories" and welcomed home the remains of two Korean War soldiers Monday. "They are coming home this Memorial Day," Clinton said in a traditional memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery that coincided with the early morning repatriation by North Korean officials of two unidentified U.S. soldiers' remains. Clinton also laid a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, where the remains of a Vietnam veteran were exhumed May 14 for possible identification. "It was the right course of action because science has given us a chance to restore his name and bring comfort to his family — and we had to seize it," Clinton said. The remains will be tested to see if they match the DNA of Michael J. Blassie or Rod Strobridge, whose planes went down near where the unknown soldier was found. Standing before the white marble slab that honors America's fallen soldiers, Clinton looked somberly ahead as the United States Army Band performed. Clinton commended the United States military for being a "model for the world" at the service in the cemetery's amphitheater, which stands in a sea of small white tombstones. "Simple facts on simple stones, each standing for a person who believed the idea of America was worth fighting President Clinton lays a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He said it was the proper decision recently to exhume the remains of a Vietnam veteran to test for an identity. for," Clinton said. "And all the stones standing together are the enduring monument to our greatness and promise, including the stones which have no names. As "spring turns to summer, Americans around the nation take this day to enjoy friends and families. But we come again to Arlington to remember how much was given so we could enjoy this day and every day in freedom." America's soldiers help promote peace internationally as well as domestically, Clinton said, pausing also to give thanks for the vote for peace in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, "to which so many of us trace our roots. "We must strengthen our own freedom by maintaining America's role in leading the world," Clinton said. "That is the central lesson of the 20th century: We abdicate responsibility at our peril." Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo West, National Security Adviser Sandy Berger and General Barry McCaffrey, the White House drug policy chief, were among the dignitaries in attendance. The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated to the nation's unidentified war dead, with separate crypts for unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam aligned before a sarcophagus containing remains of a World War I unknown. KC veterans salute each fallen comrade By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every Memorial Day, 75-year-old Charles Gieringer walks into the Mount Moriah Cemetery and offers a salute to the veterans from his American Legion Post who are buried there. "I salute each one," Gieringer said of the 47 soldiers from American Legion Post 71 interred at Mount Moriah. He also places a small American flag at the graves he salutes. "It shows respect for each one of these veterans and what they've given to our country." Gieringer and 83-year-old Bob Naylor are among the last veterans left in the post who still take time to honor the group's more than 200 deceased veterans. Post officials worry that when Gieringer and Naylor can no longer perform the solemn ritual, the tradition may be lost. "They've been faithful," said Jack Calegari, 5th District commander and president of Post 71's Memorial Day Committee. "We don't have that many peo- "It shows respect for each one of these veterans and what they've given to our country." Charles Gieringer on his effort to salute the grave of each deceased member of American Legion Post 71 pie actually doing that kind of thing anymore. I don't know who would take over when they die. It will just be a lost thing that no one will be doing." Each year the number of deceased veterans increases, making it harder to visit all the grave sites. "They're dying off," Calegari said. "We've lost most of them from World War I, and we still have a few living from Korea and World War II." Gieringer said he would like to be able to salute more veterans. "We're open for Desert Storm and Korea, but we don't really get to the new people," Gieringer said. Efforts have been made to recruit other Legion members for the Memorial Day salute, but nobody has been receptive. "Most of your young veterans, they're raising their families, and they just don't have time to do it," Gieringer said. Gieringer's wife, Mamie, said she thought time was not the only thing keeping people from participating. "There isn't as much patriotism anymore," she said. "We do still need people to follow through with this. He can't do it much longer." But Gieringer said he and Naylor keep maps and gravesite notations of every deceased post veteran, and he hopes one day someone will use them to carry on the tradition. "Hopefully, when we pass, they'll put a flag on our grave," Gieringer said. Fires' haze can't slow holiday festivities By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The smoke from widespread forest fires in Mexico turned the air hazy across much of the South on Memorial Day, but it wasn't enough to slow down holiday weekend festivities. "The beaches have been crowded and the businesses have done real well," said Becky Warner, a hotel guest relations manager in Gulf Shores. The haze was thick enough to obstruct the view from the bridge leading onto Texas' South Padre Island. "But when you get here, it's OK," said convenience store clerk Manuel Gutierrez. More importantly, he said, "It's busy." Upper-level wind steered the haze over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The pattern is expected to continue for at least several days, with no sign that any weather system is developing that would offer any relief, said Greg Machala, a forecaster at the National Weather Service. The haze has been apparent as far north as North Dakota. It was first visible in Alabama on May 13.

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