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SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1997 A9 ' DEATHS & FUNERALS T JONBENET RAMSEY CASE JDortald F. Darling Sr. OVERLAND PARK — Donald F. [Darling Sr., 80, Overland Park, Idled Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at [ Manor Care Health Service, Over- I land Park. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral I Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. • ..it* Letia 0. Pagan OAKLEY — Letia O. Fagan, 94, Oakley, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997,.at Logan County Hospital, Oakley. Mrs. Fagan was born Letia 0. Simmons on May 21,1903, at Gove and was a resident of Oakley since 1988, moving from Gove County. She-was a homemaker and had worked for the Gove County Gazette. She was a member of GOTO Methodist Church, Extension' Homemakers Unit and Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Amos Bland and Halley Fagan, and a grandson. Survivors include a son, Roger Fagan of Salina; a daughter, Maxine Packard of Oakley; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and three stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gove Senior Citizens Center, Meals on Wheels or Logan County Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. 1 Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p'.nv." Saturday at the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley. 67748. Eldred M. Harmon ALVA, Okla. — Eldred M. Harmon, 74, rural Alva, died Tuesday, Sept,,23,1997, north of Enid in an automobile accident. Mr. Harmon was born Sept. 27, 1922, at rural Carmen and was a resident of rural Alva since 1991. Ha was a World War II Army veteran, worked for Soil Conservation* ^the district attorney's office in .Qklahoma City and was a lawyer in Woods County. He attended the First Christian Church and was a Sunday School teacher. He was a member of Fairview Ma- sorflp Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason of Scottish Rite Valley of Guthrie and*Alva Black Wing Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. All infant daughter, Sharon Sue, -preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Geojgianne of the home; three daughters, Carol Roenne of Sali- na,jKjan., Patti Zeka of Wellington, Ka$l} and Robin Frishman of Hojjston; two stepdaughters, Tonya Lewis of Oklahoma City andhStephanie Lane of Blanchard; thrge'brothers, Verlin of Wichita, Kan., Vern of Amarillo, Texas, and Clarence of Oklahoma City; njine grandchildren; and two gfreat-grandsons. i j The funeral was Sept. 26 at Hopeton Wesleyan Church, the Rev.Dave Keller officiated. '; Wharton Funeral Chapel, 1302 Oklahoma, Alva 73717, handled arrangements. i j i f Marisa Henke ;!QS'BORNE — Marisa Henke, 5, O'sbb'rne, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997; at Osborne County Memorial Hosnjtal from injuries received in a farjtn accident. Marisa was born Nov. 24, 1991, at Beloit and was a lifelong resident of Osborne. She was a kindergarten student at Osborne Eleijjjientary School and a member of St". Aloysius Catholic Church, Osborne, and Osborne County 4-H Tagt^long Program. Survivors include her parents, Doujg* and Brenda Henke of Os- borjjfe; two sisters, Malea Henke andi$rin Henke, both of the home; a bwjther, Brett of the home; her grandparents, Harold and Evon Henke of Osborne and Keith and June Adams of Ellsworth; and her Today's otiltuaHflt SALINA Curtis M. Joltey KANSAS , CLAY CENTER: J. Wallace Todd COLBY: Lucille Starkay feLUS: Mark Glynri Mattesoh HAYS: William H.'glll* McCollum OAKLEY: Letia 0. Fagan, Freda G. Samuelson OSBORNE: Marisa Henke OVERLAND PARK: Donald F. Darling Sr. PLAINVULE: Prances S. Wherry OUT OF STATE Eldred M. Harmon, Alva, Okla. Rebecca Hoffman, Nisswa, Minn. Robert L. Reid, Canyon Lake, Texas Lola P.Thompson, Red Cloud, Neb. great-grandmother, Sarah Lee Bohlen of Osborne. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the Rev. Roger Hough officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A vigil and rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to Osborne County 4-H or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473, and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Rebecca Hoffman NISSWA, Minn. — Rebecca Hoffman, 45, Nisswa, died Friday, Sept. 26,1997, at Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis. ' Mrs. Hoffman was born Rebecca Schroeder on April 15, 1952, at Hays, Kan. She was an independent investment broker and a realtor for Kurilla Real Estate Agency in Nisswa. Survivors include her husband, John of Nisswa; a son, Jeffrey Goodman of Nisswa; two daughters, Bree Wasinger and Marnie Wasinger, both of Aurora, Colo.; her mother and stepfather, Milda and Paul Trimble of Aurora; three brothers, Richard Schroeder and Randall Schroeder, both of Aurora, and Jeffrey Schroeder of Manhattan, Kan.; a sister, Sandra Jacobs of Hays; and a half-sister, Dee Faraguna of Greeley, Colo. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, the Rev. Mike Sculley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A wake will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to Jeffrey Goodman College Fund in care of Sunflower Bank, Box 937, Hays 67601. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Curtis M. Jolley Curtis M. Jolley, 77, Salina, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Mark Glynn Matteson ELLIS — Mark Glynn Matteson, 22, Ellis, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, five miles west of Hays in a one vehicle accident. Mr, Matteson was born Sept. 23, 1975, at Hays and was a lifelong resident of Ellis. He was co-owner of Crown Pipe Testing Co., Ellis. Survivors include his parents, Glynn and Diana Matteson of Salina; a brother, Lonnie of Ellis; two sisters, Scottie Lacy of Plainville and Mary Beth Dodson of Stockton, Mo.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Thorton of Sublette and Jacqueline Matteson of Ellis. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis, the Rev. Lyle Knuth officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ellis Kids Federation of Wrestling. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis 67637. William H. "Bill" McCollum HAYS — William H. "Bill" McCollum, 62, Hays, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. McCollum was born June 6, 1935, at Uniontown. He worked for Western Electric, AT&T Technologies, Teltech, Reltech, Re- lancetech and Lucient for 43 years. He was past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, all of Hays; and Elks Lodge, Fort Scott. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; a daughter, Karla Jo Farmer of Fort Scott; three stepsons, Robert Petrik of Victoria, Randy Petrik of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Charles Petrik of Manhattan; two stepdaughters, Julie Bush of Wichita and Shirley Orr of Valley Center; three sisters, Ruth Downey of Willington, N.C., Echo Handy of Mesa, Ariz., and Clara Schmidt of Inverness, Fla.; three grandsons; and 11 stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, Hays, the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Another funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall, Fort Scott 66701, the Rev. Robert Lapp officiating. Burial will be in Woods Cemetery, Redfield. Memorials may be made to Ellis County Cancer Council. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 2509 Vine, Hays 67601. Robert L. Reid CANYON LAKE, Texas — Robert L. Reid, 68, Canyon Lake, died Monday, Sept. 29,1997, at San Antonio. Mr. Reid was born April 10, 1929, at Norton, Kan. "He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo of Canyon Lake; three sons, Robert, Vance and Vernon; a daughter, Darla Sue Tremer; a brother, Herald; a sister, Ruth Ann Blackwell; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, with military rites. Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio 78218, is handling arrangements. Freda G. Samuelson OAKLEY — Freda G. Samuelson, 67, Oakley, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Logan County Hospital, Oakley. Mrs. Samuelson was born Freda G. Wright on Feb. 28, 1930, at Winona and was a lifelong resident of Logan County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church and Cameo Club, both of Oakley. She was a former member of Rebekah Lodge and Bridge Club, both of Oakley. Survivors include her husband, Harvey of the home; a son, Scott of Quinter; a daughter, Christin Molstad of Oakley; her mother, Goldie Wright of Oakley; a brother, Elmer "Bud" Wright of Oakley; a sister, LaDonna Lusk of Oakley; and six grandchildren. The funeral 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 the Oakley Christian Church Elevator Fund, Norman Yardley Cancer Fund or Logan County Hospital Physical Therapy Department. The casket will remain closed at the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 T CALIFORNIA FIRES 5-year-old dies after fajllng from tractor 1 i- pSJBORNE — A 5-year-old rural O'sjabrne girl died Sunday after- nbpij after falling from a farm trac- $r gjie was riding with her father. • j S4j»risa Henke was taken to Os- fcjorp County Hospital, where she toaapronounced dead at about i$;40 p.m. ; ; She died from internal injuries caused by the fall, according to the Cjsbjjjrne County Sheriffs Office. Russell couple injured jh $emi crash on 1-70 i; OAKLEY — Two Russell residents were hospitalized Monday ^fter a crash involving their pickup and a tractor-trailer east of Qakley on Interstate 70. ;; Eugene L. Steinert, 72, and floris A. Steinert, 66, were admitted to Logan County Hospital in Oakley for observation after the Crash at about 12:30 p.m. a little ifto^e. than a mile east of Oakley. The Steinerts were traveling r east in a pickup when they attempted to cross the interstate to the westbound lanes and pulled into the path of the truck driven by James W. King, 52, Linwood. King was not injured. All three were wearing seat belts. City will now pick up expanded yard waste The Salina Sanitation Department is expanding its grass and leaf collection program immediately to include garden waste and shrub trimmings. Customers can leave their bagged yard waste alongside their trash cart on their regular trash day. The yard waste will be picked up by a separate trash truck at no extra cost. Standard trash bags should be used and shouldn't be overfilled. The waste will be taken to Kan- za Composting Yard Waste Recycling Center on West Crawford Street to be turned into compost. From Staff Reports p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy- Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley 67748. Lucille Starkey COLBY — Lucille Starkey, 84, Colby, died Monday, Sept. 29,1997, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby. Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. Lois P.Thompson RED CLOUD, Neb. — Lois P. Thompson, 94, Red Cloud, died Monday, Sept. 29,1997, at Heritage Care Center, Red Cloud. Mrs. Thompson was born Oct. 4, 1902, north of Esbon, Kan. She taught school for 33 years in the Esbon area and following retirement moved to Red Cloud. Survivors include two brothers, Robert Thompson of Superior and Richard Thompson of Clarks; and a sister, Estelle Winslow of McPherson, Kan. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home Chapel, 241 W. Fourth, Red Cloud 68970, the Rev. Mike Lehr officiating. Burial will be in Esbon Cemetery. J. Wallace Todd CLAY CENTER — J. Wallace Todd, 91, Clay Center, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor. Mr. Todd was born Nov. 2,1905, at Oak Hill and was a resident of Clay Center since 1975, moving from Exeter Township. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Clay Center United Methodist Church. A grandson preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Clay Center; a son, Dallas of Carmel, Ind.; a daughter, LaDonna Cobb of Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 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 will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Neill- Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Frances S. Wherry PLAINVILLE — Frances S. Wherry, 84, Plainville, died Saturday, Sept. 27,1997, at her home. Mrs. Wherry was born Francis Courter on Dec. 19,1912, at Codell and was a resident of Plainville for more than three years, moving from Casa Grande, Ariz. She was a teacher and after retiring was a substitute teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Priscilla Arts Club, all of PlainviUe. Her husband, George, died in 1993. Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Wilson of Plainville, Eleanor Wherry of Stafford, Barbara Scala of Duncan, S.C., and Mary Anne Wherry of Weisbaben, Germany; three sons, Vincent of Kansas City, Mo., John of LaCrosse and Robert of Harrah, Okla.; a sister, Eleanor Switzer of Concordia; two brothers, Dick Courter of Salina and John Courter of West Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church, Soldier, the Rev. Steve Shewmake officiating. Burial will be in Soldier Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Plainville United Methodist Church. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church in Soldier. Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663, is handling arrangements. Girl may have been sexually assaulted New information from unsealed documents states abuse theory By CHARLIE BRENNAN Scripps Howard News Service BOULDER, Colo. — Police knew within a day of JonBenet Ramsey's death she may have been sexually abused the night she was killed. Boulder's coroner, Dr. John Meyer, told a detective watching the autopsy Dec. 27 the 6-year-old had injuries to her genitals. Detective Linda Arndt said she then heard Meyer say "it was his opinion that the victim had been subjected to sexual contact." That grim finding is contained in the 65 pages of search warrants and affidavits connected to the Ramsey case released Monday. The Californians return to inspect charred homes By The Associated Press OREGON HOUSE, Calif. — Hundreds of people returned on Monday to homes damaged or destroyed in a wildfire that roared through Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills over the weekend, charring nearly 6,000 acres. The blaze destroyed at least 83 homes, two businesses, 65 outbuildings and 16 vehicles, fire officials said. There were no serious injuries. On Monday, firefighters had built a 16-mile line around 80 percent of the fire area and expected it to be fully under control by 8 a.m. today, said California Department of Forestry spokesman Don Ohrt. "We're mopping up now," Ohrt said. "This is the grunt work — shoveling and chopping." The fire region, about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento, is sparsely populated with settle- ments ranging from trailer homes to luxurious country estates. Some 1,500 residents from Oregon House and nearby Dobbins were evacuated after a short in a mobile home's generator sparked the blaze around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. That night, high winds fanned flames across acres of mountainous wildland. Low humidity and tinder-dry pines, oaks and brush aided the blaze. Some residents returned to unscathed homes while other homes just a few yards away were little more than ashes and charred foundations. "The shock has worn off. Now it's reality," said Joe Cardoza as he inspected what was left of a restaurant, an auto .dismantling and towing company and three residences he owned in Oregon House. "We just cannot believe we lost this much." warrants cover searches of the- 1 Ramsey home and their two vehi-^ cles: a 1995 Jaguar and a 1996 Jeep~ Cherokee in an attached garage. Release of the materials marks rt the first official public stating of a (j sexual-abuse theory in the case. . ( Meyer declined Monday to discuss his findings in any detail. But police quickly mounted aj search for pornography — particularly child porn — within the,, Ramsey home, noted Craig Silver-, man, a longtime top prosecutor in Denver now in private practice. "The way in which 'sexual con-,, tact' was used by police was to bolster the search for pornography," , he said. The court papers — with a few!' brief passages blacked out at the,, request of District Attorney Alex," Hunter — became public when a \ 120-day court-ordered seal expired. SAUNA PUBLIC LIBRARY Salinans like what they see in renovated library The Salina Public Library adult section reopened Monday after being closed for 10 days for renovation. The $1.84 million renovation included extensive remodeling of the basement for the children's library and upstairs for the adult library. Here are some comments from library patrons: Marty Jenner 2317 S. Ohio "Downstairs is excellent with its play area and computers. My grandchildren always ask to come here when they come to visit." Norene Nelson 1040 Scott "I am glad it is open. I have been waiting to check out a couple of NELSON books. They have really done a nice job with the children's section. They have arranged it really nice to be more user friendly. It's spread out more. Everything is not so bunched together." Ted Jones 2105 Hageman "It looks great. It is easy to see, easy to use and has good lighting. It's been long overdue." Kris Elston 1403 Brittany "I like the fact that they have three Internet computers now. It makes it a lot more open to people now. It's looking pretty nice." JONES ELSTON ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Walter L. Fralzer, Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS - Ruth H. Cobb, Dorothy H. Fisher, Ruth E. Holt, Michael Hooper, Nora E. Lightfoot, Linda L. Niemann and Maria M. Opat, all of Salina; Sharon L. File, Beloit; Stephanie Korbe, Lindsborg; Myrtle Kissick, Tescott. DISMISSALS — Diane Budke and baby girl, Katharine Clark, Mohri Carolyn Exline, Sharri L. Musgrove and baby girl, Kristina A. Seenafer and Jade T. Wageman, all of Salina; John Horn, Clarksville, Ind., Rex Strait, Concordia; Vicky Garst and baby boy, Solomon. GIRL: Maria M. and Shawn B. Opat, Salina, 5 Ibs., born Sept. 28. BOY: Lillianna Martinez, Salina, 7 Ibs. 1 oz., born Sept. 29. District court CHARGED — Bradley Harold Cooper, 30,250 N. Oakdale, charge of possession of marijuana and possession without a tax stamp in connection with an incident Aug. 23 at College Avenue and Elm Street. Jason Mitchell Hay, 20, 540 W. Iron No. 7, charges of making a false writing and two counts of theft in connection with incidents between March 1 and Aug. 18 at 715 Park. Nick Stephen Elmore, 32, 1907 Gebhart, charges of unlawfully operating a motor vehicle and felony driving with a suspended license in connection with a traffic stop Aug. 25 in the 400 block of West Walnut Street. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Friday through Sunday at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Liver and white female heeler and German short hair mix, 8700 block of East Mentor Road; yellow male Labrador with blue collar, 5200 block of East Magnolia Road; white and black male lhasa apso with red collar and tags, 800 block of Custer Street. White and orange neutered male Brittany, 3100 block of Canterbury Drive; brown brindle male pit bull, 3100 block of, Foxboro Drive; black female Labrador, 500 block of South Eighth Street. Chocolate female Labrador, 1000 block of Park Street; black and tan male shepherd, 100 block of West Iron Avenue; tan female shar pel, 900 block of North Fourth Street; yellow male Labrador mix, 900 block of North Fourth. '; Black, tan and white female cocker' spaniel mix, 200 block of South 12th Street; black and white female Scottie,:) 200 block of East Ellsworth Avenue; tan male chow,* 700 block of States Street; black male Labrador and bas-/ set mix, 900 block of Seneca Avenue, , Black and white neutered male border collie mix, 2100 block of North. Simpson Road; silver and tan female ' yorkie, 500 block of East Republic Avenue; black and white female Labrador' mix, 600 block of Whittlnghill Avenue;.' red neutered male retriever, 100 block: of West Bond Street. White and tan male Labrador mix,., 1 800 block of North Ninth Street. ,. CATS — Grey, tan and white female^, with short hair, 2200 block of North Ninth Street. CORRECTIONS Because of a Journal error, the • names of Scott Schlesinger and Tim Cossaart were misspelled in Sunday's Money section in a story^ about new employees at Kansas Wesleyan University. Cossaart'si new position also was incorrect. He has been promoted to assistant director of admissions. Because of a Journal error, the last name of Ann Prochaska's parents was misspelled hi a wedding announcement in Sunday's edition. The late Myron and Jackie Thoman are formerly of Concordia/ Because of a Journal error, a story in Wednesday's edition stated : the wrong circumstances in an car crash that injured Rose M. Rhoden, 39, Niles. Rhoden was driving east on Claflin Avenue and Mark L. Friman, 17, Solomon, was driving south on Osborne Street at about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 when the vehicles collided at the intersection. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "/ will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety." — I'salm 4:8' MONDAY'S PKWMG8 DAILY PICK 3 2-6-4 KANSAS CASH 2-11-12-24-25-35 Estimated Jackpot $360,000

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