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HE SALINA JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998 AS DEATHS & FUNERALS T SALINE COUNTY SHERIFF irah Floyd Boone HAYS — Sarah Boone, 67, Hays, filed Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at per home. Mrs. Boone was born Sarah Floyd on July 22, 1930, at Sherman, Texas. She was a former mu- feic teacher and founding instructor of the High Plains Band Camp lin Hays. She was given national •recognition as a flutist and was a •member of the First United | Methodist Church, Hays. Survivors include a son, Caleb of Hays; a daughter, Rebekah Yates of Adams, Tenn.; her mother, Mildred Floyd of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, Robert Floyd of Texarkana, Texas, and John Floyd of Amarillo, Texas; and two grandchildren. '• A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Hays, the Rev. John Paulin, Rev. William C. Miller, Steve Dinkel and Fred Kirkpatrick officiating. ' Memorials may be made to any Christian cause. ' Hays Memorial Chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, is handling arrangements. Kyler James Connally Kyler James Connally, infant son of Randy and Julie Connally of Salina, died shortly after birth Sunday, May 24,1998,-at Salina Regional Health Center. Survivors besides the parents include a twin brother, Kenny Allen of the home; his grandparents, Karen Broderick of Alliance, Neb., John Lund of Assaria and Jeannine Lund of Ennis, Texas; and great-grandparents, Donald Modine and Donna Martin, both of Salina. A private service will be conducted later. Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, Box 176, 303 S. Broadway, Riley 66531, is handling arrangements. Eileen M. Cooper LINDSBORG — Eileen M. Cooper, 81, Lindsborg, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Salina'Re- gional Health Center. Mrs. Cooper was born Eileen M. Ostberg on March 8,1917, at rural Bridgeport and was a resident of the Salina, Assaria and Lindsborg areas all of her life. She was a homemaker and a caregiver. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, American Scandinavian Association, Bethany Oratorio Society for more than 40 years, Svensk Vanskaps Gruppen and Senior Center, all of Lindsborg, and Victory Extension Homemakers Unit and XYZ Club, both of Assaria. Survivors include two sons, Merlan Almquist of Athens, Ohio, and Karmon Almquist of Buckner, Mo.; two daughters, Sara Jo Me- iander of Leawood and Kally Tuttle of Lindsborg; a brother, Theodore "Bud" Ostberg of Assaria; a sister, Margaret "Sissy" Swenson of Salina; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg, the Rev. Kevin Hopkins officiating. Private entombment service will be in Williamsburg Mausoleum, Roselawn Memorial Park, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina. Memorials may be made to the church in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hays Funeral Home, Washington at Lincoln Streets, Box 386, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. _ Charles H. Derowitsch Jr. BELLEVILLE — Charles H. Derowitsch Jr., 86, Belleville, died Monday, May 25,1998, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville. Mr. Derowitsch was born Jan. 17, 1912, at Hoxie and was a resident of the Belleville area most of his life. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad and later was a produce buyer for Harold Richardson's Egg and Feed Store. He was a member of Belleville United Methodist Church and Concordia. Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Belleville; a daughter, Patricia Benyshek of Denver; a son, Jim C. of Bothell, Wash.; a brother, Lloyd of Belleville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Belleville United Methodist Church, the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935. • Because of a Journal error, the day of the funeral was incorrect in Wednesday's edition. Ray A. Dinkel HAYS — Ray A. Dinkel, 83, Hays, died Tuesday, May 26,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Dinkel was born Feb. 23, 1915, at Victoria. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a rancher and carpenter. He was a mem- SALINA Kyler James Connally Twiia [ferity' Florence E. Ruth KANSAS; AURORA: Elden Sallman BELLEVILLE: Charles H. Derowitsch Jr. BELOlT: Max Goodeyon Edward J.Heidrfck CLAY CENTER: Mildred Edna Swanson . HAYS: Sarah Royd Boone, Ray A. Dinkel, ' ' > LINCOLN: JustJna Pescador LINDSBORG: Eileen M. Cooper NORTON: Carmy Gross Page , OAKLEY: Alvema A. Huff TOPEKA: CaH Waldo Hempstead OUT OF STATE Edna L. Ott, Denver Marian Audrey Evans, Carbondale, Goto. ber of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks Lodge, all of Hays. Survivors include his wife, Irene of the home; a son, Steven of Syracuse; a daughter, Carol Dragoo of Goddard; a sister, Marcella Barkow of Fall Brook, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, the Rev. Beryl Gibson officiating. Burial is in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with military rites by'the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. today, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m. at Hays Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Twila Dority Twila Dority, 53, Salina, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at her home. Ryan Mortuary is handling arrangements. Marian Audrey Evans CARBONDALE, Colo. — Marian Audrey Evans, 84, Carbondale, died Monday, May 25,1998, at Heritage Park Care Center, Carbondale. Mrs. Evans was born Marian Audrey Biggs on June 14, 1913, at Barnard, Kan., and was a resident of Denver before moving to Carbondale. She was a former teacher and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Denver. Her husband, Alfred, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, William of Carbondale; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Barnard Baptist Church, Pastor Tom Koranda officiating. Burial will be in Saltville Cemetery, rural Barnard. Memorials may be made to Barnard Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit, Kan. 67420. Max Goodeyon BELOIT — Max Goodeyon, 62, Beloit, died Tuesday, May 26,1998, at his home. Mr. Goodeyon was born Oct. 13, 1935, at Beloit and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a heavy equipment operator for the state highway department. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Eagle's Lodge, Kansas National Guard and was an honorary deputy sheriff for Mitchell County. Survivors include a brother, Donald of Marysville; and two sisters, Virginia Fehn of Indianola, Ind., and Shirley Seamans of Beloit. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, the Rev. Henry Baxa officiating. Memorials may be made to Solomon Valley Hospice. The casket will remain closed. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Edward J. Heidrick BELOIT — Edward J. Heidrick, 87, Beloit, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, Beloit. Mr. Heidrick was born July 13, 1910, at Beloit and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was chief water operator for the city of Beloit for 31 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Beloit Council, both of Beloit. Survivors include his wife, Inez M. of Beloit; four sons, Charles and Max, both of Beloit, Donald of Anthony and Paul of Great Bend; a sister, Margaret Grennan of Beloit; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, the Rev. Henry Baxa officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Beloit. A parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at Harrison Funeral Home, Beloit. Memorials may be made to Heidrick Scholarship Fund, Solomon Valley Hospice or Masses. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420. Carl Waldo Hempstead TOPEKA — Carl Waldo Hempstead, 80, Topeka, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Stormont- Vail Medical Center, Topeka. Mr. Hempstead was born Jan. 27,1918, at Riceville, Iowa, and was a resident of the Topeka area since 1966. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1955. He was a former teacher for the Salina School District and worked for the state Department, of Education, retiring in 1983. He served on the staff of several YMCA facilities including Salina, served as administrator of Grace Episcopal Cathedral and was a part-time librarian at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. He was the author of numerous publications on education and library services. He was former president of Kansas Association of School Librarians and a former member of National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. He was past Master of Solomon City Lodge 155 AF&AM, 58-year Master Mason, and past Worthy Patron of Fraternity Chapter 133 Order of Eastern Star, Solomon. Survivors include his wife, L. Beatrice of the home; two daughters, Karla Hempstead-Denton of Topeka and Kimberley Hempstead of Olathe; a brother, Jean of Ames, Iowa; two sisters, Elizabeth Ernst of Grinnell, Iowa, and Susan McBurney of Forest City, Iowa; and a grandson. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Episcopal Cathedral. Private burial will be later in Grace Cathedral Columbarium. Memorials may be made to Grace Cathedral Altar Guild, 701 S.W. Eighth, Topeka 66603, or Topeka Public Library Children's Department, 1515 S.W. 10th, Topeka 66604. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, 3121 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, is handling arrangements. Alvern.a A. Huff OAKLEY — Alverna A. Huff, 80, Oakley, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements. Edna L. Ott DENVER — Edna L. Ott, 93, Denver, died Friday, May 22,1998, at Swedish Medical Center, Denver. Mrs. Ott was born Edna L. Lewis on Aug. 14,1904, at Concordia, Kan., and was a longtime resident of Denver. She was a licensed practical nurse at hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of the Concordia United Brethren Church, where she was active in the music .department. She was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lee James of Denver; a brother, Valta Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, the Rev. Bill Eisele officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901. Carmy Gross Page NORTON — Carmy Gross Page, 87, Norton, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at the Norton County Hospital, Norton. Mr. Page was born Oct. 11,1910, at Norton and was a resident of various locations before returning to Norton in 1977 from Willcox, Ariz. He was a former county agricultural agent. He was a member of the Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 199, Royal Arch Masons 93, Rotary Club, Farm Bureau, Saddle Club, Historical Society and Genealogical Society, all of Norton; Farm House Fraternity and Epsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity; Phillipsburg Council 17 CM and Hiram Commander 51 KAT; Isis Temple, Salina; a Paul Harris Fellow and life member of National County Agents Association. Survivors include his wife, Lulu of the home; a son, Carmy Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Beth Mustoe of Norton; and three grandchildren. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Norton Cemetery, Jeff Nielsen officiating. Memorials may be made to C.G. Page Memorial Fund. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Justina Pescador LINCOLN — Justina Pescador, 95, Lincoln, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. Mrs. Pescador was born Justina Vasquez on April 19, 1903, at Cortazar, Mexico, and was a resident of Lincoln since 1928. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Altar Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and Garden Club, all of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Sr., in 1987, and a son, Jose'. Survivors include four sons, Augustine, John F. and Simon Jr., all of Lincoln, and Jesus of Dallas; a daughter, Maria Lucia Rhoads of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lincoln, the Rev. Ralph Aschenbrenner officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery south of Lincoln. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and until the service Saturday at the funeral home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455. Florence E. Ruth Florence E. Ruth, 94, Salina, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Ruth was born Florence E. Burke on March 13, 1904, north of Solomon and was a resident of Salina for four years, moving from the Solomon area where she had been a lifelong resident. She worked for the DS & O Rural Electric Co-op for 30 years and Solomon. State Bank for seven years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she was an organist for many years, and St. Ann Altar Society, both of Solomon. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis, in 1961, and a son, Dr. William E. in 1995. Survivors include five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Solomon, the Rev. John Lahey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Solomon. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon 67480. Elden Sallman AURORA — Elden Sallman, 86, Aurora, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Sallman was born April 12, 1912, at rural Courtland and was a resident of Aurora since 1961, moving from Concordia. He farmed in Cloud County until 1946 and was a plumber for several plumbing shops in Concordia until retiring. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Concordia. He was preceded in death by three infant sons, Elden Jr., John and Richard; and a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Erma of Aurora; four daughters, Lois Newton of Topeka, Joyce Wieberg of Kansas City, Mo., Terrie Boguski of Olathe and Marietta Hruza of Emporia; a son, Erick of Aurora; a brother, Clifford of Concordia; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church, Concordia, Pastor Evelyn Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to Rebecca A. Morrison House, 513 S. Eighth, Salina 67401. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901. Mildred Edna Swanson CLAY CENTER — Mildred Edna Swanson, 99, Clay Center, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Presbyterian Manor, Clay Center. Mrs. Swanson was born Mildred Edna Swenson on April 11, 1899, in Clay County and was a resident of Clay Center since 1971. She taught rural schools in Clay County for several years, worked for the Kansas City (Kan.) Ice Plant for several years and was a farm wife. She was a member of Clay Center United Methodist Church, 4 Mile Extension Homemakers Unit and Broughton Dorcus Circle. Her husband, Oscar, died in 1970. Survivors include a nephew and nieces, Don Close and Connie Swenson, both of Clay Center. . The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Clay Center United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation wiD be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Sheriff's panel eyes more staff Extra workers could cut expenses for overtime pay, advisers are told By SHARON MONTAGUE Tlie Salina Journal Two or three additional staff members and an "eligibility list" that would let the sheriffs office fill corrections positions more quickly are options being mulled by an advisory committee studying operations at the Saline County Sheriffs Office. The committee, appointed by Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, met Wednesday. The group's findings are expected to be presented to Saline County commissioners in July. Joe McKenzie, a committee member, said staff vacancies increase overtime spending. If more employees were hired, and if vacancies could be filled more quickly, overtime costs might' be reduced, he said. Overtime also could be cut by switching to 10-hour or 12-hour work schedules and fewer work days, but Kochanowski said with the number of officers on staff, those schedules are impossible. Another option, McKenzie said, would he reducing the number of T HOUSE EXPLOSION out-of-county prisoners housed in the jail, which would reduce costs of food and staffing. Committee members also discussed contracting for food and medical services. Prison Health Services, a national corporation that provides medical care for Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmates, has offered a contract for $377,000. Last year, the county spent about $180,000 on inmate medical care. Larry Muff, a committee member, said he would continue to review the contract. Other issues discussed included: • A list of issues to be considered by a private consultant commissioners have said they would hire to study the sheriffs office'. • Whether corrections officers need to be issued weapons. Kochanowski said officers who transport prisoners need to 'be armed. ! • Whether corrections officers should be provided uniforms or matching polo shirts and slacks. Kochanowski said the uniform 1 is a symbol of authority. • Whether captains should 'be issued vehicles. Kochanowski said captains respond to emergencies. Exact cause never set in blast at house Salinan returns to his parents' home, hopes to heal, go back to work By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal Todd Linenberger is unsure what caused his house to explode the night of May 2. As it turns out, so are fire investigators. The cause of the blast that rocked the residence at 213 S. Delaware has been ruled undetermined, Salina Fire Marshal Jerry Scott said Wednesday. There were some spray paint cans and a natural gas hot water heater in the utility room where the explosion originated, but he said it is unclear what the actual cause was. Linenberger, who was alone inside when it happened, suffered second- and first-degree burns on his arms, hands, fingers and legs. He was transported from Salina Regional Health Center to the St. Francis campus of Via Christ! Regional Medical Center in Wichita, where he spent about two weeks recovering. He returned home to his parents' house in Salina last week. "As far as everything goes, everything is looking pretty good. I've al- ready got the bandages off my arms," he said. His legs will remain bandaged for a couple of weeks yet. "It looks like a pretty bad sunburn, a real bad one," he said, of his injuries. Linenberger had just finished putting clothes in an electric dryer when the explosion occurred. The blast knocked the glass out of windows and screen doors, raised the roof and buckled a wall. Linenberger was jarred but not knocked out by the blast. When firefighters arrived, he was attempting to snuff out flames with a garden hose. "To me, I can't explain it," he said. "I just heard one bang and saw flames." He thought he was burned, but not to the extent that it turned out to be. Still, he knows he was lucky. "I'm lucky to be alive, I'll say that. It's not every day that your house blows up and you're in there," Linenberger said. Friends and family have been concerned and attentive since the explosion and Linenberger Wednesday expressed appreciation for that. He wants to heal and return to his job at Kings Window Coverings, 1368 W. Grand. "I'm taking it day by day," he said. Report: Goldwater near death By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater's wife on Wednesday downplayed a newspaper's report that the conservative icon was near death. Susan Goldwater told Phoenix television station KSAZ that Goldwater's health has been declining, but his condition hasn't taken a turn for the worst. "When there is news, you can be assured we will tell you about it. We're not going to hide anything," Mrs. Goldwater said. "Barry and God will decide when it's his time and you can imagine who will have the last word." Several colleagues and friends said Wednesday that they hadn't heard or were awaiting word about Goldwater's condition. Some said they met with Goldwater recently and found him in reasonably good health. Goldwater, 89, has been in declining health for months and was near death, The (Mesa) Tribune newspaper reported Wednesday. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Jennie Snell, Salina. PENN DISMISSALS - Barbara Hlaus, Wilson. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Finley Dahl and David Stadin, both of Salina; Freddy Lamore Sr., Clay Center; Forrest Schneider, Dignton; Dawn Hariow, Lincoln; Trevor Turner, Solomon. SANTA FE DISMISSALS — Carole Anderson, Keith Mullen, Janae Saulnier, Dorene Simmons and Doris Zeleny, all of Salina; Elden Sallman, Aurora; Harold Weis, Bavaria; Lloyd Snavely, Concordia; Wilma Chancy, Delphos; Donald Hanson, Jamestown; Kathy Zeman, Osborne; Francis Vogan, Tescott. Births GIRL: Melvin Ray and Dawn Hariow, Lincoln, 7 Ibs., bom May 27. BOY: Steven and Patricia Reilly, Salina, 9 Ibs. 13 ozs., bom May 26. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me." — II Samuel 22:21 WBHESDWS MMWIKS DAILY PICK 3 1-0-3 CASH 4 LIFE 8-19-37-81 KANSAS CASH 18-20-22-25-29-35 Estimated Jackpot $120,000 POWERBALL 2-15-27-33-46 POWERBALL 27 Estimated Jackpot $-\Q million CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, the name of a speaker at a free seminar on osteoporosis was incorrect in a story in Tuesday's edition. Dr. Gary Williams will join fellow physician Kevin Norris and others from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10 at the Holiday Inn Holidome, 1616 W. Crawford, to talk about the disease.

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