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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1997 Aft DEATHS & FUNERALS V SHUTTLE MR.BrmNGER Jay P. Barrlngton WASHINGTON - Jay P. Harrington, 71, Washington, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Harrington was born Dec. 27,1925, at Syrnac, N.Y. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a radio and television sports marketer and an Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Jay Jr. tfffChesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Janis Hubka of Washington; his mother, Elizabeth Harrington; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be later. Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Sec- 'tiijijd, Washington 66968 is handling 'Arrangements. Michael V. Bittinger •"-. Michael V. Bittinger, 53, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 5,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. .'•' "Mr. Bittinger was born Sept. 25, 1944, at Grand Island, Neb., and was a resident of Salina since 1989. He was a Navy veteran and owned various businesses in Central City, Neb., and Clarks, Neb., and the Howard Johnson Motel, Salina. He ; was a member of St. Mary, : Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Cornhuskers Club, all of Salina; and Veterans of For. eign Wars, Clarks. •"'Survivors include his wife, Patricia of the home; two sons, Mark of Salt Lake City and Michael of "the home; three daughters, Ann Bittinger of Lawrence, Maureen fiittinger of Overland Park and .Kathleen Bittinger of the home; his parents, Vinson and Margaret •Bittinger of Clarks; two brothers, Tom of Lincoln, Neb., and Tim of Clarks; and two sisters, Pat Cline of.'Lakewood, Colo., and Mary Boden of Omaha. i!>The funeral will be at 10 a.m. /Wednesday at St. Mary's, 230 E. Cloud, the Rev. Kerry Ninemire i officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clarks (Neb.) Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Michael V. Bittinger Grandchil- rdren Memorial Fund. ,;.;«Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 "Nj Eighth, Salina 67401. Henry Bliss 6BERLIN — Henry Bliss, 97, ..pherlin, died Sunday, Oct. 5,1997, <iat Decatur County Hospital, Gherkin. S The funeral will be at 2 p.m. JjWednesday at Williams Funeral j»Chapel, Atwood, the Rev. Gene «feee officiating. Burial will be in ^Atwood Fairview Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home is nan- Today'! otoKuarleg SAUMA „.,__!;.: , . . Dr. Oliver Ulboum lite" Martin KANSAS. BUHLEBi Ellen d.Svvartsan LEBANON: Marilyn Ruth Herman MARION: Mortis Lee "BucT Ehrllch MINNBAPOUft Edna Lucllte Pdflton MUND6N: Rudolph Koukol OSERUN:Her.ty Bliss SCANDIAiSteftteyP.Mae SOUTH HUTCHIN80N: Mary Ailed Clark WASHINGTON: Jay P. Sarrington WICHITA! William P. !W Koepsel OUTOPSTATJL ............. .. . Johnson, Sidney, Neb. * "jjlling arrangements. JMary Alice Clark I vSOUTH HUTCHINSON — Mary "\lice Clark, 82, South Hutchinson, . Saturday, Oct. 4,1997, at Via Dhristi Regional Medical Center, /ichita. Mrs. Clark was born Mary Alice ^aldwell on May 18,1915, in King- »jman County and was a resident of fjHutchinson since 1979, moving "Irtfm Kingman County. She was a clerk at Ben Franklin and Kingman Drug Store, both of Kingman. She was formerly a member of the Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge, both of Kingman. Her husband, Merle, died in 19^7. 'Survivors include a son, Dennis of/Sterling; two daughters, Anita Canfield of Hutchinson and Donna Kq.y Schneweis of Salina; two sis- tejps, Edna Carlson of Lyons and Joan England of California; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two stepgreat-grand- children. li—The funeral will be at 10 a.m. •^Wednesday at Elliott Chapel, ^Hutchinson, Pastor Tom Sheldon •'•officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. I'm Lebanon Cemetery, Kingman. I* Memorials may be made to * Kansas Kidney Foundation. '•: Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to (•Q-p.m. today at the mortuary, 1219 .-,!i— .. ,_ 1( Hutchinson 67501. rris Lee "Bud" Ehrlich VRION — Morris Lee "Bud" pilch,'64, Marion, died Monday, t. 6,1997, at Marion Manor. ffjjlr. Ehrlich was born Aug. 12, , at Marion and was a lifelong .jarea resident. He was a retired vSoil Conservation contractor and '•'A member Emmanuel Baptist ^Church, Marion, and Hillsboro American Legipn. I; Survivors include his wife, Bev ;;of Marlon; a son. Ron of Omaha; a Daughter, Gerry Vinduska of ' a stepson, Dan Schafer of illsboro; a stepdaughter, Gina of Tampa; his parents, rris and Sue Ehrlich of Marion; brother, Donald of Emporia; a ter, Donna Kelly of Marion; and t grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. aesday at Emmanuel Baptist i, the Rev. BUI Sherfy offici- ating. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Missions. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861. Marilyn Ruth Herman LEBANON — Marilyn Ruth Herman, 60, Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 6,1997, at her home. Mrs. Herman was born Marilyn Ruth Kattenberg on May 12, 1937, at Portis and was a resident of Lebanon for five years, moving from Ames, Iowa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church, Fayetteville, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Clayton of the home; and a daughter, Lisa Miles of Omaha, Ark. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Creek Cemetery, south of Lebanon, Pastor Steve Slate officiating. Memorials may be made to Smith County Area Hospice. There will be no visitation. Simmons Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, is handling arrangements. Earlene L. Johnson SIDNEY, Neb. — Earlene L. Johnson, 47, Sidney, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at University Medical Center, Omaha. Mrs. Johnson was born Earlene L. Yarnell on Nov. 4,1949, at Russell, Kan. She was a beautician, assistant manager for Pizza Hut and a mail room clerk for Cabela's until medical retirement in 1995. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Sidney; a son, Larry of Sidney; a daughter, Bobbi Jo Johnson of of Sidney; her parents, Earl and Mildred Yarnell of Colby, Kan.; two brothers, Robert Yarnell of Scottsbluff and Charles Yarnell of Gillette, Wyo.; and two sisters, Janice Magathan of Herington, Kan., and Jean Wissinger of Arkansas City, Kan. The funeral was Sept. 26 at Sidney Church of Christ, Pastor Mike Anderson officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Liver Foundation. Holechek Funeral Home,' 1212 10th, Sidney 69162, handled arrangements. William P. "Bill" Koepsel WICHITA — William P. "BUI" Koepsel, 89, Wichita, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Herington Lutheran Home. ,Mr. Koepsel was born Dec. 15, 1907, near White City and was a resident of Wichita since 1941, moving to the Lutheran Home in April 1997. He was a World War II Navy veteran and petty officer in the Naval Reserves. He managed KiUion's Service Station for 16 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita. Survivors include his wife, Irene of Wichita. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington, with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Lutheran Home's Chapel Fund, Visitation will after noon Wednesday at the church. Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449 is handling arrangements. DR. MARTIN First United Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home,. 1329 19th, Belleville 66935. Dr. Oliver Lilbourn Martin Dr. Oliver Lilbourn "Libe" Martin, 89, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Dr. Martin was born July 31, 1908, at Hoisington and was a resident of Salina since 1946. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a general practitioner doctor from 1946 to 1983 in Salina. He was a member of Salina Methodist Church and served on various boards of directors, including Central Kansas Mental Health Center, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina Area United Way and Salina Presbyterian Manor, His wife, Helen, died in 1990. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Harvey of Wichita Falls, Texas, John of Denver and Tom of Salina; a daughter, Jane Pemberton of Logan, Utah; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth, the Revs. David Weible and Pat Buss officiating. Private burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, Central Kansas' Mental Health Center or Salina Regional Health Foundation. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Clarence Michaelis WaKEENEY — Clarence Michaelis, 77, WaKeeney, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at St. John's Nursing Home, Hays. Mr. Michaelis was born March 2, 1920, at Millberger and was a lifelong resident of the WaKeeney area. He owned and operated a service station in Hill City. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a former member of the Eagle's Lodge, both of WaKeeney. His wife, Frances, died in 1964. Survivors include a son, Mike of Hays; two brothers, Eddie of Lakewood, Colo., and Elmer of WaKeeney; a sister, Olinda Rogers of Worland, Wyo.; a special friend, Judy Larson of Lincoln; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, the Rev. Randy Gibbs officiating. Burial wijl be in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. Rudolph Koukol MUNDEN — Rudolph Koukol, 93, Munden, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Republic County Long Term Care, Belleville. Mr. Koukol was born Jan. 16, 1804, at JenicKovice, Czechoslovakia, and was a long time Munden resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of Zion Evangelical Church, Munden, and Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a grandchild and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Church, Pastor Harvey Farnsworth officiating. Burial will be In Tabor Cemetery, southeast of Munden. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. toda/lat Bachelor- Stanley P. Moe SCANDIA — Stanley P. Moe, 97, Scandia, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Republic County Hospital Long Term Care, Belleville. The funeral wUl be at 11 a.m. Friday at Amana Lutheran Church, Scandia. Burial wUl be in Riverview Cemetery, Scandia. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements. Edna Lucille Ponton MINNEAPOLIS — Edna Lucille Ponton, 78, Minneapolis, died Sunday, Oct. 5,1997, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis. Mrs. Ponton was born Edna Lu- clUe Reeves on April 1, 1919, at AshervUle and was a resident of Minneapolis since'1991, moving from Delphos. She operated a Delphos beauty shop for many years arid was a cook at Delphos Rest Home. She was a member of Delphos First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, in 1990 and a granddaughter. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Worrel of Salina and Shirley Parrish and Linda Garrison, both of Minneapolis; a sister, Elva Knox of Manhattan; six grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Delphos First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. WUliam Hurtig officiating. Entombment will be in Delphos Mausoleum. Memorials may be made tb the Delphos or Minneapolis ambulance fu/ids. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. today to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, and before the service Thursday at the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Adaline Rita Slemsen Adallne Rita Slemsen, 73, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at her home. Mrs. Siemsen was born Adaline Rita Svoboda on Sept. 29, 1924, at Ellsworth and was a resident of Salina since 1991, moving from Lebanon. She was a homemaker, a Dairy Herders Improvement Association inspector and postal worker at Lebanon. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Salina. Her husband, Herbert, died in 1984. Survivors include four sons, Gary of Richmond, Texas, Craig of Kingswood, Texas, Steve of Belleville and Scott of Salina; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, the Rev. Charles Adams officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439. Ellen J. Swanson BUHLER — Ellen J. Swanson, 97, formerly of Hutchinson, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Buhler Sunshine Home. Mrs. Swanson was born Ellen J. Johnson on Oct. 13, 1899, at Hutchinson and returned to Hutchinson in 1960, moving from Salina where she had lived since 1927. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethany Church of the Nazarene and Gideon's International. » Her husband, Hjalmar, died in 1980. Survivors include two sons, Duane of Topeka and David of Moraga, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, the Rev. Leroy Guyett officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Gideon International. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501. T CRIME Boy killed, body tossed into river By The Associated Press PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Two suspects in the slaying and molestation of a 10-year-old boy bought cement to dispose of the body from a store where the child's uncle works, authorities said Monday. "I may have talked to them. I may even have told them how to mix the cement. It kills me to think I may have been there," Jim Curley, Jeffrey Curley's uncle and godfather, said. The suspects bought cement at Home Depot in Somerville, Mass., allegedly on the day they kidnapped and killed the boy, said Brian Heffron of the district attorney's office in Middlesex County, Mass. Jeffrey, who was 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 80 pounds, was lured from his Cambridge, Mass., neighborhood Oct. 1 by two men in a 1983 Cadillac, police say. Police say one of the suspects, Salvatore Sicari, 21, told them that Charles Jaynes, 22, smothered Jeffrey with a gasoline-soaked rag in Newton, Mass. The men, who will face murder and kidnapping charges, put the body in a plastic tub with the cement and dumped it off a bridge near the state border, officials say. HOMECOMING ROYALTY Astronaut is back home after Mir stay ;1 After four months in space, Foale returns to Earth aboard shuttle By MARCIA DUNN T7ie Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Monday, bringing American astronaut Michael Foale home to his beloved family after a tumultuous four and a half months aboard Mir. His two children, ages 3 and 5, jumped into his lap as soon as they saw him. "He's happy to be back on Earth and happy to be home, and he said it was a great adventure," reported Frank Culbertson, director of NASA's shuttle-Mir program. Atlantis and its seven-member crew swooped through a hazy sky and landed at Kennedy Space Center one day late. Thick clouds had prevented the shuttle from landing Sunday and kept Foale in orbit for a 145th day. Shortly after Atlantis rolled to a safe stop, NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin called from Italy to welcome Foale back to the planet and congratulate him on "a wonderful job." The astronaut, who rocketed away to Russia's aging space station in May, replied he was doing fine. Several minutes later, he walked with assistance from the shuttle into an airport-style people-mover and underwent the first of many medical tests. He was reunited with wife, Rhonda, and their two children at NASA's crew quarters within two hours of touchdown. Rhonda Foale didn't mind hav- Emmanuel Christian Krista Wearing, the daughter of Gary and Lorrie Wearing, 1492 N. Muir, was crowned Emmanuel Christian School's first homecoming queen Friday. Krista, a member of the school's first senior class, enjoys track, basketball WEARING MONDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 1-6-5 KANSAS CASH 2-17-19-29-31-34 Estimated Jackpot $135,000 vocal music, and coaching. She is a member of the Emmanuel Foursquare Church, 1325 E. Cloud, and has attended Emmanuel Christian School since third grade. ing to wait the extra day. "I've had to be patient for so long that it didn't fluster me at all whe£ they said it was going to be a day late," she said earlier Monday. She guaranteed she'd be "really excited" once Atlantis and her husband were back on terra firma. Foale, a 40-year-old British-born astrophysicist, moved from tnfc battered Mir into Atlantis on Sepl. 28, one day after the shuttle aV- rived with his replacement, a ne.w computer, patches for holes punched in the hull by a collidifj^ cargo ship, and other urgent!^ needed supplies. ',' Foale changed places aboard MVr with American astronaut-physician David Wolf, whose foiiti- month stay was approved p'v NASA at practically the lasjt minute following a fierce public dg- bate over the space station's safety. Some key members of Congress and NASA's own inspector general were alarmed by the raging fire jp February, the debilitating collision in June and the frequent compute}breakdowns and power losses. ' ( Shuttle commander James Wetherbee thanked Goldin for allowing the mission to procee^. Replied Goldin: "I was prepared^ it wasn't safe to pull the plug. Btyt we had the data, it was the rig^t thing to do and, God, it was wonderful watching this mission." Rhonda Foale, nonetheless, sag! she's relieved her husband hb longer is on Mir. T1 "Not that he wasn't safe," she quickly added, "but just th^t things kind of were happening ajl the time that I'm not really £n touch with." _t.j Despite all the trouble, Rhonda Foale said her husband is glad Jjje did it, and so is she. :•> •••> Motel / Restaurants want to be next to Hampton Inn FROM PAGE A1 Access to the subdivision hinges on the state's plan to demolish the South Ninth Street interchange in 1998, Riffel said. "We've talked to a couple of different restaurant chains who are interested in being next to the Hampton Inn," he said. "I don't think we are close enough to closing on anything to be at liberty to discuss any potential buyers. We will see what happens." Success in finding tenants for his subdivision will mean more work for Riffel, and a move for hjs moving company. ; t "In the next six to 12 months the other buildings out there will have to come down and we will put the business somewhere else ; ." he said. ';< "We knew at some point that was going to have to happen." < v Riffel said his moving company will continue to operate in Salinti for the foreseeable future. "Atlas Van Lines has us committed to representing them In Salina for at least the next fout years," he said. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Laura M. Hardin, Charles W. Mize, John T. Novicki and Carol J. Powell, all of Salina; Althea L. Sumey, Minneapolis; Myrtle Kissick, Tescott. DISMISSALS — Javier A. Avetrani Jr., Gayle Boone, Lilly M. Cromwell, Laura M. Hardin, Charles W. Mize, Janice I. Montgomery, Dambra Parker and baby girl, all of Salina; Evelyn Warburton, Beloit; Thomas M. Carlson, Emporia; Kellie A. Goodell and baby boy, Smolan; Myrtle Kissick, Tescott; Edith P. Musgrove, Woodston. 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 — White male Labrador mix, 200 block East Parkway Avenue; black and brown female shepherd mix with red collar, 200 block of West Jewell Avenue; white neutered male great Pyrenees with green collar, 200 block of West Jewell; black and brown male miniature pincher, 200 block of South Phillips Avenue; red and white female pit bull, 1100 block of State Street; tricolor male collie, 800 block of Carriage Circle; white and tan male shih tzu with green collar, 400 block of Missouri Avenue; black female terrier mix with purple collar, 500 block of West Harsh Avenue; red male pomaranian, 800 block of State; black male Labrador, 200 block of North 10th Street; tan and white female Labrador mix, 1000 block of West Ash Street. CATS — Orange male with short hair, 400 block of Beechwood Road.'TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "But he that is joined unto the Lord is. f ,' one spirit." ,, ; — Corinthians 6:^7 CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, ah air-fare chart in Sunday's Money section contained no prices. This is how'the chart should have appeared: '" Airfare comparison; Destination From Salina From Wlchto Orlando 198 208 '. Charlotte, N.C. 358 438 '' Boston • 318 428 ^ Atlanta 228 246 ^ Miami 223 228 Rhtedelphia 408 418 , v All fares are USAir and show the cheapest < < j round-trip prices as of the previous Thursday jf tickets are bought three weeks in advance. Fares from Kansas City to ; i these cities are $40 less than fares from Salina. Destinations are the most popular ones lor Salinans flying USAir. A limited number ol tickets are available at these prices. TI Source: USAir Journal Graphic In loving memory of Matthew Hair rifa SUNFLOWER GRP^ONF will be closed Tuesday. We send our prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of Matthew Hair, tie will be missed greatly by all of us. May God bless and comfort each one of you.

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