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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1997 AB DEATHS & FUNERALS Stella Cebula GOODLAND — Stella Cebula, 11, Goodland, died Wednesday, Oct. l, 1997, at Goodland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cebula was born Stella Stroyek 6n Dec. 16, 1919, at St. Joseph, Mo., and was a resident of Sherman County since 1930 and Goodland since 1975. She was a farm wife and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, St. Teresa of the Little Flower Circle of the Altar Society and Family Life Commission. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. Survivors include four sons, Robert of Orange, Calif., William J. of Niwot, Colo., Jerome J. of Lenore, Idaho, and Stanley D. of Goodland; a daughter, Sister Janice Cebula of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Scheopner of Longmont, Colo., and Bernice Erickson of Golden, Colo.; three brothers, Edward Stroyek of Liberal, Walter Stroyek of Papillion, Neb., and John Stroyek of Goodland; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Goodland, the Rev. Daryl Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery. A scriptural wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Services of Sherman County or the scholarship fund at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735, and before both services at the church. Donald F. Darling Sr. OVERLAND PARK — Donald F. Darling Sr., 80, Overland Park, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Manor Care Health Service, Overland Park. Mr. Darling was born. Aug. 16, 1917, at Gypsum and was a resident of Overland Park for two months, moving from Salina, where he had lived since 1966. He was a World War II veteran and retired as MR DARLING major in the Re ' MH. UAHLINU serves . He was a salesman in the dairy business until the 1960s; owned and managed Haynes Transport until the mid- 1980s; and worked in real estate, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Leslie Kreps Post 62 and Elks Lodge, all of Salina; and the Masons in lola and Salina, Survivors include his wife, Beulah of the home; two sons, Donald F. Jr. of Kansas City, Kan., and Douglas A. of Leavenworth; two daughters, Marilyn Vaughan of Leawood and Lynnette Pfannenstiel of Hartland, Wis.; a brother, Duane of Houston; two sisters, Peggy Rodman of Greenville, Texas, and Gloria Brown of Tampa, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 843 Lewis, the Rev. James Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m today at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. The last name of a daughter was incorrect in Wednesday's edition. Nellie G. Fletcher Nellie G. Fletcher, 78, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Fletcher was born Nellie G. McDonald on Sept. 21, 1919, at Glendale. She delivered The Salina Journal for 13 years and was a waitress at Sands and Key Mar restaurants. MRS. FLETCHER SAUNA Nellie & Fletcher Doris Johnson Bessie Lofena Shelby Joan Joyce Stockham KANSAS , CLAY CENTER: Gordon 6. Wilson CLYDE! Dorothy M.Sorell GOODLAND: Stella Gebula NILE8: Rose Marie RHoden . OVERLAND PARK! Donald F. Darling 8r. Survivors include her husband, Clyde of Salina; three sons, Jack Baker and Sam Baxter, both of Salina, and Gary Fletcher of Meeker, Okla.; two daughters, Marilyn Bradford and Melinda Helm, both of Salina; two brothers, Clarence McDonald of Glasco and Henry McDonald of Canyon City, Colo.; two sisters, Mildred Holle of Salina and Opal Vigliotti of East Chester, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mary V.McCreary, Houston Cory Lee Sarvis, Chodaw, Okla,; The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Beverly Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Doris Johnson Doris Johnson, 84, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1,1997, at Presbyterian Manor. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Mary V. McCreary HOUSTON — Mary V. McCreary, 86, Houston, died Sept. 19, 1997, at Houston. Mrs. McCreary was born Mary V. Funk on July 1, 1911, at Dresden, Kan., and was a resident of Norton, Kan., St. John, Kan., Salina, Kan., and Denver before moving to Houston. She was a member of the Christian Church. She was preceded 'in death by her husband, Walter; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Neva Rae Schoof of Houston; a son, Wallace, of Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Norton Cemetery, the Rev. Jack Kersenbrock officiating. Memorials may be made to Norton County Hospice or Houston Hospice. Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton, Kan. 67654, is handling local arrangements. Rose Marie Rhoden NILES — Rose Marie Rhoden, 39, Niles, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center from injuries received in a traffic accident. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Cory Lee Sarvis CHOCTAW, Okla. — Cory Lee Sarvis, 47, Choctaw, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. Mrs. Sarvis was born May 23, 1950, at Kansas City, Mo. She worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 13 years and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, where she was a deacon, in the choir and a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include two daughters, Adriene Stephens of Carrollton, Texas, and Rachel Anne Miller of Choctaw; her parents, James D, and Viola Sarvis of Salina, Kan.; a brother, Barry Sarvis of Manhattan, Kan.; and two granddaughters. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1001 N.W. 25th. Memorials may be made to the Deacon's Fund at the church. Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, 8805 N.E. 23rd, Oklahoma City. 73141, is handling arrangements. Bessie Lorena Shelby Bessie Lorena Shelby, 89, Salina, died Tuesday, Sept. 30,1997, at Shalimar Health Center, Salina. Mrs. Shelby was born Bessie Lorena Burch on Nov. 27, 1906, at Roxbury and was a resident of Salina for 60 years, moving from Roxbury. She was a homemaker. MRS. SHELBY Her husband, Fred C., died in 1983. Survivors include four sons, Richard Griffith of Culver, William Griffith of Junction City, and Fred Shelby and James Shelby, both of Salina; four daughters, Betty Hartzell of San Antonio, Lee Griffith of Wichita, and Charlotte Leighton and Anita Young, both of Salina; three sisters, Pauline Helm of Arizona, Bertha Likins of McPherson and Dorothy Likins of Hutchinson; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Pastor Harold C. Jayne officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Temple, Salina. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Dorothy M. Sorell CLYDE — Dorothy M. Sorell, 75, Clyde, died Monday, Sept. 29,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Sorell was born Dorothy M. Labarge on Oct. 5, 1921, at Clifton. She was a farm wife and homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, and St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Miltonvale, Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by a son, Everett Francis, and a daughter, Margaret Sorell. Survivors include her husband, Francis of Clyde; three sons, Charles L. of Rapid City, S.D., Steven L. of Clyde and Gary F. of Kechi; three daughters, Agnes M. Davis of Salina, Eleanor Kieffer of Clifton and Polly Schwab of Morganville; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, the Rev. Loren Werth officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at Chaput Mortuary. Memorials may be made St. Joseph Cemetery Fund or St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the mortuary, 310 Washington, Clyde 66938. Joan Joyce Stockham Joan Joyce Stockham, 62, Salina, died Monday, Sept. 29,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Stockham was born Joan Joyce Hadley on Jan. 4, 1935, at Yuma, Colo., and was a resident of Salina for a year, moving from Phillips County, where she had been a longtime resident. She was a nurse's aide and a member of REACT, HiPlains CB Club and Ladies Relief Society. Survivors include her husband, Lewis Dee of the home; a son, Steve of Salina; and a brother, Ken Hadley of Phillipsburg. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, Bishop Gene Carter officiating. Burial will be in Agra Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund or Phillips County Retirement Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Gordon E. Wilson CLAY CENTER — Gordon E. Wilson, 91, Clay Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Clay County Hospital, Clay Center. Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 14, 1905, at Irving. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was owner and operator of Beach and Wilson Service Station in Clay Center from 1946 until retiring in 1973. His wife, Martha, died in 1966. Survivors include a son, Allen of Minneapolis; a brother, Ralph of Lamed; a sister, Helen Beach of Clay Center; and two grandsons. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Chapel, Clay Center, the Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, with military rites by Fort Riley. Memorials may be made to Parkview Plaza in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. T COURTHOUSE SHOOTING Teacher's gift doesn't go unrewarded By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — When Nancy Ehlinger used $37,000 of her own moi\ey so the Rufus King High Sclvool women's choir could perform at Carnegie Hall in April, her students were ecstatic, her principal was skeptical, and her banker was appalled. "God bless her for doing it," said Principal Tom Balistreri. "I was overwhelmed when she told me what she was planning, I said, 'Go for it, Nancy! 1 " But Balistreri admitted that he didn't think she could raise the money to pay herself back. Now everybody's happy. That includes guardians of the individual retirement account from which Ehlinger borrowed $28,860 and the credit cards on which she charged an additional $8,000. "1 have received every single penny back," she said this week. As word spread of Ehlinger's gesture, contributions came in from all over the country, the latest received on her birthday. "I thought somebody had sent me a birthday card," she said. "Instead, there was a check for $1,000." Vigilante freed Mother killed man charged with molesting son By MATTHEW Yl The Associated Press SONOfcA, Calif. — The Woman who shot and killed her son's alleged molester in a courtroom, sparking a nationwide debate on vigilante justice, pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter and was freed on parole. Elite Nesler, 45, had served nearly four years of a 10-year sentence for manslaughter, but the state Supreme Court in August granted a retrial of the sanity phase of the trial because of juror misconduct. Under the plea-bargain agreement Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Eric DuTemple sentenced her to seven years in prison, making her eligible for parole under California law because she had served more than half the sentence. After Nesler was released Wednesday afternoon, she apologized at a news conference outside the courthouse. "From the bottom of my heart, I feel sorry for what I've done.... It's been hard. It's been hard for all of us," she said, surrounded by her son, daughter and other family members. Nesler has terminal breast cancer and has said she hoped to be released to spend time with her two children before she dies. Her 16-year-old son, Willie, said he last saw his mother on Mother's Day. "I've grown up a lot the last couple of years," he said. "I miss my Mom a lot. Now I want to make the best of it." Becky, Nesler's 12-year-old daughter, said: "I just can't wait "til we go home so she can hold me." Attorney General Dan Lun- The Associated Press Ellie Nesler Is greeted Wednesday by her son William as she Is released from prison In Sonora, Calif. Nesler served nearly four years In prison for shooting a man convicted of molesting William when he was 7 years old. gren, in a statement Wednesday, noted that Nesler would have been eligible for parole in January 1999 under her old sentence. He also said retrying the sanity issue more than four years later would have been difficult. But Lungren emphasized he did not condone vigilantism. "We will stand for the rule of the law over the rule of the mob," the attorney general said. During the 10-minute court hearing Wednesday, Nesler said she was sorry for killing Daniel Mark Driver and apologized both to his family and hers. "I want to thank God for his love and mercy," Nesler said. Nesler fired five shots into the back of Driver's head on April 2, 1993. Driver was in a rural Tuolumne County courtroom, 120 miles east of San Francisco, for a preliminary hearing on charges of molesting four boys, including Willie when he was 1. Some people hailed Nesler as a heroine, but others were outraged that she took the law into her own hands. Nesler pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to first-degree murder. She was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter, and received a 10-year prison sentence in January 1994. This August, the California Supreme Court granted a retrial of the sanity phase. The jury that rejected Nesler's temporary insanity plea was tainted by one juror who, the court said, told others during deliberations that she had heard from Nesler's baby sitter that Nesler was an unfit mother and used drugs. In the sanity phase of her trial, psychiatrists and psychologists testified that the shooting was the result of Nesler's drug use, personality disorders and delusions. Hogs / Legislators cite progress FROM PAGE A1 McClure and other legislators will travel to North Carolina Oct. 16 to tour hog farms. There, corporate hog operations were allowed to operate for decades without regulation. "There will always be a question of their past," McClure said of Murphy Farms. But McClure said she visited one of Murphy's hog finishing houses in Iowa and found neither odor nor flies to be a problem with the manure slurry. • A "finishing house is a place were the pigs are fattened prior to their slaughter; it is finishing op. erations that are proposed for Kansas. McClure said there is a "night and day" difference between mod- ern slurry handling methods and the problem-plagued methods of the past. The number of hogs can also make a difference on environmental impact. McClure said she anticipates a bill will be introduced in the Legislature next year to limit the number of hogs allowed in any given county. Michael McNeil, an Iowa consultant who has worked with Murphy Farms for six years on environmental issues, said people need to think of manure as a valuable nutrient rather than a waste. A key to protecting groundwater from contamination is to use no more manure slurry as a fertilizer than the crops can absorb, McNeil said. Murphy Farms also uses field buffers and buffer strips along wa- terways to decrease runoff of pollutants into the water system, he, said. Rep. Steve Lloyd, R-Clay Center and member of House Environment Committee, said Murphy was taking a lead in having environmentally friendly systems, even though such systems in-; crease production costs. He said the company was moving slower that he would like but nonetheless is an industry leader. One of the bigger battles for Murphy Farms, he said, is to educate the public on its environmen-: tal work. Stinson said the public has heard horror stories about North Carolina hog operations and has not been aware of the company's new initiatives to protect the environment. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Juanita E. Bishop, Hazel M. Brooks, Kristine M. Govier, Joenell Lewis, Betty G. Monk, Roselyn S. Morton, Deborah L. Shetlar and Margie L. Slough, all of Salina; Evelyn Warburton, Beloit; Connie M. Foxhoven, Bennlngton; Bernadette A. Anderson, Beverly; Jane Frost, Esbon; Ellen L. Lewis, Hill City; Lewis C. Fisher, Holton; Yvonne E. Oppliger, Lincoln; Hazel M. Kramer, McPherson; Connie S. Osner, McPherson; Paul E. Doering, Minneapolis; James I. Kirchner, Smith Center; Carol F. Roberts, Smolan; Nicholas W. Garst, Solomon. DISMISSALS — Juanita E. Bishop, Trisha Cleveland and baby boy, Ruth E. Holt, Hooper baby boy, Esther Kashkin, Marcelle Kaumans, Velma Meadows and Regina D. Nely, all of Salina; Kenneth E. Reynolds, Abilene; Stephanie Korbe, Lindsborg; Nellie D. Elvin and baby girl, McPherson; Florence M. Gerstner, Victoria. Births GIRLS: Chad T. and Kristine M. Govier, Salina, 9 Ibs. 14 ozs., born Sept. 30. Joenell Lewis, Salina, 7 Ibs. 9 ozs., born Oct. 1. Amy J. McMillan, Salina, 6 Ibs. 13 ozs., born Sept. 30. Terence and Betty G. Monk, Salina, 6 Ibs. 2 ozs., born Sept. 30. Daniel and Roselyn S. Morton, Salina, 6 Ibs. 3 ozs., born Oct. 1. Rex and Karen Hay, Smolan, 6 Ibs. 8 ozs., born Sept. 30. BOY: John and Deborah Shetlar, Salina, 7 Ibs. 4 ozs., born Sept. 30. District court CHARGED — Tracy Dean Bihlmaier, 18, 412 S. 10th, charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident in February. Nancy Louise Puett, 37, Junction City, charges of felony theft, misdemeanor theft and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with an incident Sept. 21 at Dillons, 2350 Planet. Jeffrey Earl Wood, 21, 2407 S. Woodward, charge of two counts of aggravated battery In connection with an incident Sept. 14 at Roper's, West Highway 40. SENTENCED — Kenneth James Talb9t, 45,644 S. Ninth, seven months in prison for making a criminal threat, seven months for driving under the influence, six months for theft and six months for battery, in connection with a traffic stop July 10 in the 900 block of South Fifth; sentences to run concurrently, two years probation granted through community corrections on condition he serve 90 days in jail. John Sutherland, 23, Newton, 13 months in prison for aggravated assault in connection with a disturbance June 20 at 1676 W. State; two years probation granted. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENTS — Billy George Olsson, 18, 309 E. Ellsworth, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center after the car he was driving and a car driven by Robin Marie Judo, 36, 239 N. West, collided at the Intersection of Park and Phillips streets at 4:51 p.m. Monday. Mark Allen Coopple, 35,739 S. Second, was treated at Saiina Regional Health Center after the bicycle he was riding and a car driven by Lois Jean Holovach, 52, 2014 Lynwood, collided at 4:20 p.m. Monday at an alley in the 300 block of East Walnut Street. THEFTS — Computer equipment was taken from the laboratory at Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S. Santa Fe, between noon Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Sept. 25; $2,500 loss. Assorted clothing, Nintendo games, videotapes, diapers, towels, drinking glasses, a camera and other merchandise was taken from Wai Mart, 2900 S. Ninth, about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday; $512 loss. A 1996 Saturn Sedan belonging to Conklin Cars was taken from 2700 S. Ninth between an unknown time Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday; $14,000 loss. BURGLARY — Hand and power tools, nails, air hoses and a jam box belonging to Tony's Pizza Service, 3019 Scanlan, were taken from a storage building between 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7 a.m. Monday; $1,015 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Sept. 30 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Brown and black male terrier, 1500 block of Pawnee; fawn and white male boxer puppy, 700 block of Faith; black female Labrador with blue collar, 2100 E. Country Club; black female Labrador with red collar, 1500 block of East Crawford. CATS — Orange male with short hair, 1300 block of Wilbre; gray and cream female with short hair, 600 block of West Walnut; black and orange female with short hair, 300 block of Hart. WBNESMY'S DRAWMGS DAILY PICK 3 0-7-5 KANSAS CASH 2-4-5-9-16-32 Estimated Jackpot $100,000 POWERBALL 18-21-25-36-44 POWERBALL 9 Estimated Jackpot $1 1 million TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Beye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the lard draweth nigh." — James 5:8 CORRECTION Because of incomplete information given to the Journal, the names of two daughters were omitted from an announcement in Sunday's edition about Salinan Opal Nelson's 87th birthday. Jackie Wilkins of Salina and Carmen Davis of Fort George Meade, Md., are among the couple's four daughters.

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