The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 3, 1997 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1997 A8 DEATHS & FUNERALS WATER Allen G. Calved LACUNA HILLS, Calif. —Allen G. Calvert, 89, Laguna Hills, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Laguna Hills. Mr. Calvert was a former resident of Goodland, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Katherine L. of Laguna Hills. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Mountain time Saturday in Goodland Cemetery, the Rev. Rodney Amos officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735. Donald Corcoran OBERL1N — Donald Corcoran, 66, Oberlin, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Corcoran was born Feb. 17, 1931, at Oberlin. He was a farmer and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his mother, Helen F. Corcoran of Oberlin; four brothers, Robert of Pittsburgh, Pa., Raymond, Bernard and Paul, all of Oberlin; and two sisters, Barbara Mitchell of Gillette, Wyo., and Frances Nothdruft of Moorcroft, Wyo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin, the Rev. James Hoover and Sister Marilyn Wall officiating. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery. ; A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Pauls Funeral Home. ; „ Memorials may be made to Sa- jjred Heart Catholic Church. •^Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to irp.m. today and from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 121 ft;Perm, Oberlin 67749. Kenneth E. Fee • Kenneth E. Fee, 55, Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Matthew Lyle Hair LINCOLN — Matthew Lyle Hair, 32, Lincoln, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, from injuries received in an accident near Beverly on K-18. ! Mr. Hair was born April 23, J.965, at Salina and was a resident of Lincoln for 25 years. He was a carpet layer and supervisor of Sunflower Warehouse in Salina for three years. He was a member of the Lincoln Evangelical Church. ; Survivors include his parents, Lyle and Patricia Hair of Lincoln; three brothers, Omar of Lincoln, Steven of Topeka and Carl of Saliha; two sisters, Kathy Nelson of Sylvan Grove and Patricia Hair of Lodi, Wis.; and grandmother, Dorothy Hair of Britton, S.D. ! A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Evangelical Church, 411 S. Fourth, the Rev. Robert Stefek officiating. Private burial was in Lincoln Cemetery. ' Memorials may be made to the church. ' Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455, is handling arrangements. The Rev. John Mark Irwin ; WOOSTER, Ohio — The Rev. John Mark Irwin, 98, Wooster, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Wooster. ' The Rev. Irwin was born in 1899, pi Westphalia, Kan., and was a resident of Adams, Neb., before jnoving to Wooster. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1929 and served at churches in Delta, Colo., Tehran, Iran, under the board of Foreign Today* obituaries 9AUNA Kenneth E. Fee Doris Jotmsotl Rose Marts Willis Rhoden Bessie Lorena Shelby Steven Eugene Troyer MaMn James Winn KANSAS HAYS: Steven W. Thompson HILL CITY! E.Viola Stephen HOXIE: Ann Manhart LINCOLN! Matthew Lyle Hair OBEftUN: Donald Corcoran 8T, FRANCIS! Ray Rogers OUTOPSTATE ' Allen G. Calvert, Laguna Hills, Calif. The Rev. John Mark Irwlti, Wooster, Ohio , ,• Julia Eleanor Nelson, Denver Murfin R. "Roger Rogers, Blue Spring*, Mo, Missions, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Adams. Upon retirement, he was visiting minister for the Westminister Presbyterian Church in Wooster. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lynette Stewart of Madison, Wis., and Beth Irwin Lewis of Wooster; two brothers, Dr. Glenn of Boulder, Colo., and the Rev. D. Keith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Jenny Irwin Randle of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Abilene, Kan,, Cemetery, the Rev. Robert Frasier officiating. Dariner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, is handling arrangements. Doris Johnson Doris Johnson, 84, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Johnson was born Doris Miller on Oct. 20, 1912, at Brookville and was a resident of Salina since 1992, moving from Concord, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tabitha Circle and various Presbyterian Manor activities. She was active in the We Care Program in California, a support program for severely handicapped children. Her husband, Irving M., died in 1994. Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Houston; a daughter, Carol Slade of Poulsbo, Wash.; a sister, Mildred Miller of Salina; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 255 S. Seventh, the Rev. Loren Mai officiating. Private burial will in Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salina Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. Ann Manhart HOXIE — Ann Manhart, 95, Hoxie, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at the Sheridan County Long Term Care Unit, Hoxie. Mrs. Manhart was born Ann Zimmerman on Sept, 1, 1902, at Prairie Du Chein, Wis., and was a resident of Hoxie most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Frances Catholic Church, Hoxie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 1981; a daughter, Mildred; a son, Joseph Jr.; and a granddaughter. Survivors include three sons, Ray of Long Beach, Calif., Robert of Grainfield and Cletus of Silver Lake; two daughters, Loretta Schwerdt of Topeka and Marcella Edgington of Salina; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Frances Catholic Church, Hoxie, the Rev. Merlin Kieffer officiating. Burial will be in St. Frances Catholic Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Mickey-Leopold Chapel. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the chapel, 1024 Sheridan Ave., Hoxie 67740. 4 Julia Eleanor Nelson DENVER — Julia Eleanor Nelson, 100, Denver, died Wednesday, Oct. 1,1997, at Denver. Mrs. Nelson was born Julia Eleanor Sherman oh May 6, 1897, at Dorchester, Neb., and was a resident of Denver since the mid- 1950s, moving from Norcatur, Kan., where she had lived for 40 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B., and twin daughters. Survivors include two sons, Glen of Kerrville, Texas, and Jim of Littleton, Colo.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Norcatur United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bruce Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Norcatur Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Norcatur Community Fund. Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton, Kan. 67654, is handling arrangements. Rose Marie Willis Rhoden Rose Marie Rhoden, 39, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center from injuries received in a traffic accident. Mrs. Rhoden was born Rose Marie Willis on Jan. 2, 1958, at Salina and was a lifelong resident of the city. She worked for Saline County MDC DH nnPM Home Health MRS. RHODEN Care and was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Survivors include her husband, Dennis of the home; a son, John Michael Fisher of Salina; her parents, Carol and Mary Cash of Salina; a stepdaughter, Kiffany Stultz of Salina; a brother, Jack Willis of Chicago; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401, Pastor Ron Bowell officiating. Inurnment will be in Niles Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rose Rhoden Memorial Fund in care of the Tescott Bank. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Ray Rogers ST. FRANCIS — Ray Rogers, 95, St. Francis, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis. Mr. Rogers was born Aug. 22, 1902, at Harbine, Neb., and lived most of his life in the St. Francis area. He was a farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church, St. Francis. Survivors include his wife, Vergie of St. Francis. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Central time Saturday at the United Methodist Church, St. Francis, Pastor Dennis Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Ridge Cemetery, rural St. Francis. Memorials may be made to Cheyenrie County Hospital. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Knodel Funeral Home, 202 S. Benton, Box 606, St. Francis 67756. Murlln R. "Roger" Rogers BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Murlln R. "Roger" Rogers, 58, Blue Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. Mr. Rogers was born Nov. 5, 1938, in Smith County, Kan. He worked in the truck maintenance department of Consolidated Freightways. He was a member of Teamsters Local 552. Survivors include his wife, Johanna of Blue Springs; two daughters, Jennifer Stevens and Theresa VanOmmeren, both of Blue Springs; a friend, Sharon Vovoril of Mankato, Kan.; and four brothers, Jim of Smith Center, Kan., Charles of Hays, Kan., Jeff of Elkhorn, Neb., and Jerry of White City; and two grandchildren. The memorial service is private. The body was cremated. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Blue Springs Chapel, 1600 Main, Blue Springs 64015, handled arrangements. Bessie Lorena Shelby Bessie Lorena Shelby, 90, 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 homemak- MRS . SHELBY Her husband, Fred C., died in 1983. Survivors include five sons, Richard Griffith of Culver, William Griffith of Junction City, Lee Griffith of Wichita and Fred Shelby and James Shelby, both of Salina; three daughters, Betty Hartzell of San Antonio, and Charlotte Leighton and Anita Young, both of Salina; three sisters, Pauline Heim 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. today and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the chapel, Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. , Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Shelby's age was incorrect, a son was incorrectly identified and visitation on Saturday was changed in Thursday's edition. E. Viola Stephen HILL CITY — E. Viola Stephen, 77, Hill City, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mrs, Stephen was born E. Viola Eicher on Oct. 26, 1919, at Brewster and was a lifelong resident of . the Hill City area. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for Bogue Cheese Co. for many years. She was a member of the Hill City Christian Church and Liberty Home Demonstration Unit, was active in 4-H Club work and was a 4-H leader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L., in 1991 and a Victim / 'She's still hanging in there' son, Donald. Survivors include two sons, Vern of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Ronald of Laurie, Mo.; a daughter, Nancy Stephen of Copan, Okla.; three sisters, Helen Hannan of Elko, Nev., Minnie Belle Imhof of Goodland and Betty Heigert of Wichita; nine grandchildren; seven grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hill City Christian Church, Pastor Howard Guidry officiating. Burial will be in Brewster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to -8 p.m. today at Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Steven W.Thompson HAYS — Steven W. Thompson, 49, Hays, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Thompson was born May 14,1948, at Wellington. He worked for Acres International Corp. as senior consultant and chief of party for the private electricity project in Nepal. He was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association and First United Methodist Church, Hays. He also taught many Hunters Safety classes in Hays. Survivors include his wife, Lois of the home; a son, Bradley of the home; and a daughter, Jana of the home. ', A memorial service was held at Khatmandu and was conducted by the U.S. ambassador to Nepal. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Hays, the Revs. Bill Miller and Phil Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays. Memorials may be made to the Kansas Department of Wildlife. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Steven Eugene Troyer Steven Eugene Troyer, 33, Salina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident west of Salina. Mr. Troyer was born May 29, 1964, at Burlington, Colo., and was a resident of Salina for 14 years, moving from Goodland. He worked at Ex- ide. A grandson preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Lee of the home; a daughter, Melissa Troyer of Salina; his parents, Robert and Barbara Troyer of Scott City; a brother, Dallas of Scott City; five sisters, Jerri Casida of Lindsborg, Julie Ziegler of Salina, Barb Garner of Bird City, Karen Boyd of Bakersfield, Calif., and LaVona Niles of Goodland; and his grandmothers, Delia Sawhill of Springdale, Ark., and Beulah Troyer of Fort Morgan, Colo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, the Rev. Kerry Ninemire officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. Malvin James Winn Malvin James Winn, 88, Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 2,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. ON THE FROM PAGE A1 She was taken to a Wichita hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. ; Anderson had driven to Kentucky that day and received a call about the incident upon arriving there at about 9 p.m. She returned to Salina the next day. • "All I could think about was \vhether I'd get home before she died," Anderson said. • The first couple of months were a struggle. Anderson said Carol developed a lung infection, then about four 'weeks later her lungs collapsed and she suffered a stroke. The stroke left her with limited mobility. She was on a respirator until jabout three weeks ago, her mother said. ', "I still don't know how she pulled through," Anderson said. ''She's a fighter, and she's stubborn. She has been through pure hell, and she's still hanging in there fighting." ', • Carol was moved to an Abilene pursing home about a week ago, ajid she'll remain there at least Until doctors are able to remove her feeding tube. "They kept that in because she ptill can't swallow well enough," Anderson said. 7 still don't know how she pulled through. She's a fighter, and she's stubborn." Carole Anderson mother of beating victim Carol Marihugh This week, nurses are hoping to sit Carol upright for the first time. Doctors don't know if she'll ever recover. "It's a day-to-day guessing game," Anderson said. "They say she could snap out of it tomorrow or a year from now or never." Throughout the ordeal Bruce, an electrical construction worker, drove back and forth from the Wi^ chita hospital, spending as much time as possible with his wife. It was frustrating for him, watching his wife lying in bed, unable to speak, unable to move. He was called by nurses once and told to get to the hospital as quickly as possible, that Carol wasn't expected to live through the night. Bruce has returned to his job, which takes him out of town most weeks, but every time he's home he spends time with Carol. He's used to the Carol who liked to fix up their rural Gypsum house with her collection of woven baskets and house plants, the Carol who enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and liked to go out and be with friends. Now Carol is immobile in the hospital bed, unable to see, giving no indication whether she's hearing his words or even knows he's there. "It's hard to see somebody as independent as she was now have to wear a diaper all the time," he said. Anderson remembers the Carol with the long, light brown hair. In a photograph taken when she was 16, Carol wears a large hat, a slight smile on her face. Contrast that with the photographs of Carol in the hospital in Wichita, her lip slashed, her teeth out, tubes nearly obscuring her body. Anderson said she's heard since the beating that Carol had been using the illegal drug methamphetamine, and that the beating might somehow have been drug related. Arkansas River suit goes well! Special master has accepted Kansas' •;, model on water use ! By The Associated Press MR. TROVER But Bruce discounts that theory, and police won't comment, ,saying they still are investigating. All Bruce knows is that he was ready to spend the rest of his life with Carol. In a few minutes early one morning, his dreams were shattered, and he doesn't know if the pieces can be put together again. "We've been married less than a year, and somebody else decided that that was long enough," Bruce said, He's grateful to police for finding the person believed to be responsible for the beating, and he hopes getting the culprit off the streets will keep another family from having to go through what he has gone through. "But the arrest isn't going to change anything," Bruce said. "It's not going to make Carol better, and it's really not going to change the way I feel." Bruce and Anderson have hopes that someday Carol will get better, that she might talk and walk again. In the meantime, Anderson drives to Abilene every morning to bathe her daughter, talk to her and love her. "She needs all the family support and love and help she can get," Anderson said. "That's the only way she'll make it through this." TOPEKA — Kansas continues to win significant legal victories iri its lawsuit against Colorado ovef the Arkansas River, Attorney Gen'- eral Carla Stovall said Thursday^' Stovall told legislators that a special master, appointed to heat the case by the U.S. Supreme Court, has accepted Kansas' mod* el for determining how much water should be flowing into the Arkansas River once it crosses the Kansas border. '• She also noted that the special master has said Kansas should receive interest on damages, evei) for damages that occurred before it filed its lawsuit in 1985. • <• "We are in tremendous shape 1 ," said Stovall, who testified before the interim Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Stovall expects the Supreme Court to have oral arguments on the special master's report in February. The use of the model is especially important, Stovall and her staff said, because the numbers it generates will be used in the future to determine whether Colorado is complying with U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Colorado officials' model would have resulted in a flow of water equal to one-fifth of the figure under Kansas' model. In May 1995, the Supreme Court ruled in Kansas' favor on the issue of whether Colorado improperly allowed the Arkansas flow to be depleted. If the court accepts the special master's latest report, the litigation still will continue. The special master still must make a recommendation on how much money and water Kansas is due from Colorado. THURSDAY'S PMMN6 DAILY PICK 3 6-8-7 CORRECTIONS Because of a Journal error, Donnie Anders' last name was misspelled in a Roosevelt-Lincoln Middle School football summary in Thursday's Sports Scoreboard section. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Nancy C. Fry, Marcelle Kaumans and Velma Meadows, all of Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS - Janet L. Axtell, Cindy L. Copeland, Laura M. Hardin and Janice I. Montgomery, all of Salina; Yvonne E. Hansen, Abilene; Charles L. Focht, Ellsworth; Jimmie M. Jewell, Ellsworth; Michelle L. Vanburen, Ellsworth; Thomas Michael Carlson, Emporia; Oris D. Thomas, Gypsum; Cheryl Mauk, Minneapolis; Darlene A. Stover, Minneapolis; Vicki E. Wlegert, Sylvan Grove; Edith P. Musgrove, Woodston. DISMISSALS - Noah Austin Beery, Hazel M. Brooks, Dorothy H. Fisher, Nancy C. Fry, Kristine M. Govier and baby girl, Michael L. Hooper, Nora E. Lightfoot, Edna M. Main, Amy J. McMillan, Betty G. Monk and baby girl, Betty L. Morrissey, Inez E. Nei- nouse, Maria M. Opat, Jennifer E. Parks, Deborah L. Shetlar and baby boy, all of Salina; Sharon L. File, Beloit; Charlotte Lawrence, Concordia; Jacob Alan Crawshaw, Culver; Anna Lehman, Gypsum; Gale B. Fisher, Lebanon; Carol F. Roberts, Smolan; Nicholas W. Garst, Solomon. SCFUPTUM^ "Therefore to him that knoweth to do goud, and doetli it not, to him it is sin. " — lames 4: 17 A story in Thursday's edition about the apple harvest misstated the former size of an orchard owned by Eunice Gunzelman, 469 E. Waterwell Road. Gunzelmain; used to have 80 trees. FRANCIS KINSEY PIERCE Francis Kinsey Pierce, son of Francis E. Pierce and Edith Kinsey Pierce was born February 26, 1906 in Garfield Township, Ottawa County, Kansas. He passed away Thursday, September 25, 1997 at the Ottawa County Hospital in Minneapolis, Kansas, at the age of 91 years 6 months and 29 days. He attended grade school at Center District No. 18 and graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1923. He attended Kansas State University for three years. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and served three years-two years in combat duty in the Marianna Islands in World War II. On August 18, 1942 he was united in marriage to Mary Jean Card. They lived on a farm west of Minneapolis. Jean's health failed and she spent several months at the Ottawa County Hospital. She passed away on May 20, 1986. Also preceding Francis in death were his parents, sisters Ethlyn Pierce] and Lenna Woodruff arid other: relatives. Francis belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity, Isis Shrine and Masonic Lodge No. 143. He was a! director of the United Bank for 23 years, director of the Fanners Elevator, part owner of Solomon Valley Alfalfa Mills and ttie Ottawa County Feed Yard. He was a member of the President's Club at Kansas State University. He was always interested in sports, farming and the stock market. Francis is survived by his niece, Sandra Gard Holcom; three great-nieces: Melanie, Julie and Valerie and their families; three greal-grcal-nephews and one great-great niece; a cousin Clea Gard Sclig and her daughter Marilyn, sister-in-law Nina Gard and numerous other relatives and many friends who will miss him greatly. Except for minor changes, tlu's obituary was dictated by Francis K. Pierce in 1990. A graveside service was conducted Monday, September 2U, l'J97 at 2 P.M at Highland Cemetery,.Minneapolis, with the Ui'V Grin- Lunghofer official- ing. The family suggests memorials to Hie Shrine Hospitals for Children.

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