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THE SALINA JOURNAL SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1996 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T POWERBALL JACKPOT Mervin Francis Arnett CLAY CENTER — Mervin Francis Arnett, 86, Clay Center, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Med- icalodge, Clay Center. Mr. Arnett was born Dec. 28, 1909, at Broughton and was a longtime Clay Center-area resident. He was a farmer until 1964, when he bought Countryside Service Station and started Arnett IViobile Home Court retiring in 1994. He was a member of Clay Center United Methodist Church and was a Clay Center City Councilman for several years. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a great-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Alta of Clay Center; two sons, Gary of Huntsville, Ala., and Gail of Dallas; a daughter, Jeanne Eudaley of Topeka; a brother, Lawrence of Leawood; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Burial will be in Broughton Cemetery in Clay County. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St., Clay Center 67432. Mary Estella Crabill . GILLETTE, Wyo. — Mary Estella Crabill, 90, Gillette, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, Gillette. Mrs. Crabill was born Mary Weaver on Dec. 13,1905, in Superior, Iowa, and lived in Gillette since 1992, moving from Norcatur, Kan. She taught school and operated a store and U.S. Post Office at Rozet with her first husband. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of American, Rebecca Lodge where she was a Past Noble Grand, and Eagles Auxiliary She was preceded in death by her husbands, George O. Nelson in 1949, and Gordon Crabill; and a son, Billie Nelson. Survivors include a stepson, Verl Crabill of Clayton, Kan.; two sisters, Josephene Bryand of Bellevue, Wash., and Lottie Elder of Shedd, Ore.; nine graridchil- dren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Methodist Church, Norcatur, the Rev. Elin Colgiazier officiating. Burial will be in Norcatur Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cardinal Cafe, Norcatur. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. SALINA David A. Falk Jri Verne Rhodenbaugh KANSAS ABILENE: Oryllle Etrilg, , _ CLAY CENTER'. Mervin Francis ' ' • Ametl ' •• '. ' CULVER: Elsie P. Nelson HERINGTON: Viola Brouhard : Rattiburr , KANSAS City: Francis A. Graf MEDICINE LODGE: James Francis Thomson ', TOPEKA: Leopoltinff'Tlna" Mathes, Earl Morray Jr. WaKEENEY: Floyd L. Keyser WAKEFIELD: Evelyn Hawes OUT OF STATE Mary Estella Crabill, Gillette, Wyo. • Hylen M. Kniffln, Mount Sterling,'III. Ruby Lukenheimer, Cambridge, ' Neb. Geraldine Gengler May, Marysville, Calif. ' ' and Knights of Columbus Council 65, St. Marys. His wife, Ruby, died in 1994. Survivors include a son, Leo, address unknown; a stepson, Pat Haffey of New Hampton, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Pidgeon of Hailey, Idaho; three sisters, Marie Dolizilek of Rossville, Regina Muckenthaler of St. Marys and Margaret Hoferer of St. Marys; and seven stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. A rosary will be said at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 714 Maple, St. Marys 66536. Evelyn Hawes FALK Orville Emig ABILENE — Orville Emig, 77, Abilene, died Friday, Jan. 26,1996, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene. Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. David A. Falk Jr. David A. Falk Jr., 62, Salina, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at Abilene. Mr. Falk was born Sept. 5, 1933, at Washington, D.C., and was a Salina resident five years. He was a custodian for the Salina School District and a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Abilene. . His wife, Patricia N., died Sept. 15,1995. Survivors include four sons, David A. "Trey" III of Abilene, Kevin Snook of Las Vegas, James of Baltimore and Michael of Tulsa, Okla.; five daughters, Louise Gresdo of Baltimore, Lori Stegner of Santa Rosa, Calif., Teresa Oiler of Taylorville, 111., Jennifer Loftis of Salina and Billie O'Hagen of Issaquah, Wash.; two brothers, Russell of Baltimore and Paul of Phoenix, Md.; a sister, Celeste Brown of Columbia, Md.; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 311 S. Buckeye, Abilene, the Rev. Louis Mattas officiating. A rosary will be said at 2 p.m. Sunday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron Ave., Salina 67401. Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Abilene. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Francis A. Graf KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Francis A. Graf, 90, Kansas City, died Friday, Jan. 26,1996, at a Topeka Hospital. Mr. Graf was born Jan. 9, 1906, at St. Marys and had lived in Kansas City for many years. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 43 years and retired as a locomotive engineer. He was a member of St. Joseph St. Benedict Catholic Church, Kansas City, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Union Pacific Oldtimers Club, American Rifleman Club WAKEFIELD — Evelyn Hawes, 94, Wakefield, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at Smith County Long Term Care Unit, Smith Center. Mrs. Hawes was born Evelyn Gaston on Dec. 22, 1901, at Wakefield and was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Madura Congregational Church, Wakefield. Her husband, Elmer, died in 1967. Survivors include a son, William of Smith Center; a daughter, Dia Adent of Whittier, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Madura Congregational Church, Wakefield, the Rev. Todd Britt officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Wakefield. Memorials may be made to the church or Wakefield Museum. Wakefield Funeral Home, 504 Birth St., Wakefield 67487, is handling arrangements. Floyd L. Keyser WaKEENEY — Floyd L. Keyser, 81, WaKeehey, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility, WaKeeney. Mr. Keyser was born Jan. 18, 1915, southwest of WaKeeney and was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired farmer-stockman and a member of First United Methodist Church and Big Creek Golf Course Association, both of WaKeeney. Survivors include his wife, Ora E. of the home; a son, Larry of WaKeeney; a daughter, Judy Kreutzer of WaKeeney; a brother, Howard of WaKeeney; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney, the Rev. Delbert Stanton officiating. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation wiU be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th St., WaKeeney 67672. The body was cremated. Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 S. Capitol Ave., Mount Sterling 62353, is handling arrangements. Ruby Lukenheimer CAMBRIDGE, Neb. — Ruby Lukenheimer, formerly of Rexford, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Pauls Funeral Home, Selden, Kan., is handling arrangements. Leopoltina "Tina" Mathes TOPEKA — Leopoltina "Tina" Mathes, 89, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Mathes was born Tina Schmidt on Dec. 15, 1906, at Catherine. She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and the Altar Society/Christian Mothers, both of Catherine. Her husband, John T., died in 1971. Survivors include two brothers, Harold P. Schmidt of Topeka and James F. Schmidt of Harlingen, Texas; and six sisters, Helen A. Brodecker and Ernestine Anderson, both of Topeka, Freda Boies of Denver, Anita Stang and Lydia Brull, both of Hays, and Dora Lee Robertson of Las Vegas. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Catherine, the Rev. Earl Befort officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church or to St. Catherine's Cemetery Association. Hays Memorial Chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, is handling arrangements. Geraldine Gengler May MARYSVILLE, Calif. — Geraldine Gengler May, 85, Marysville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1996, at Rideout Hospital, Marysville. Mrs. Gengler was born May 2, 1910, at Marysville and was a resident of Marysville for 38 years, moving from Tipton, Kan. She was a U.S. Postal Service clerk for 16 years. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Daughters of Isabella and Altar Society of Tipton and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike. Survivors include three sons, Fredrick of Marysville, Walter of Fair Oaks and Robert of Tipton; two daughters, Caroline Dolezal of Lincoln, Neb., and Martha Jean Marcotte of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Marysville, the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial was in Sierra View Memorial Park, Marysville. Memorials may be made to Tipton High School Endowment. Lipp and Sullivan Chapel, 629 D Street, Marysville 95901, handled arrangements. ters, Lois Kepple of Tescott, Norma Reed of Culver and Joyce Graham of Galveston, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Culver, the Rev. Judith Ramsey officiating. Burial will be hi Culver Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Culver Senior Citizens. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, and before the service at the church. Hylen M. Kniffin MOUNT STERLING,' 111. — Hylen M. Kniffin, 39, Jacksonville, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, Jan. 17,1996, at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. Mrs. Kniffin was born Hylen Anderson on April 11, 1956, at Lebanon, Mo. She was a homemaker and had attended Brookville, Kan., schools. Survivors include her husband, William of the home; two stepsons, Gregory and Christopher Kniffin of Mount Sterling; a stepdaughter, Billie Jean Kniffin of Mount Sterling; a brother, Charles Anderson of Jacksonville; a sister, Francis Cook of Hutchinson, Kan.; a half brother, Terry Joe Anderson of Windom, Kan.; two half sisters, Peggy Hier of Salina, Kan., and Cindy Hodges of O'Fallon, Mo.; and four stepsisters. - A private family memorial service will be later. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Earl Morray Jr. TOPEKA — Earl Morray Jr., 74, Topeka, died Friday, Jan. 26,1996, at Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Topeka. Mr. Morray was born May 20, 1921, at Neodesha and was a Topeka resident for 29 years moving from Emporia. He was a Santa Fe engineer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporia. He was a World War II Army veteran, a prisoner of war and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a charter member of the Company "B", 137th Infantry and the Great Plains Drum and Bugle Corps, Emporia. He was a member of Ball-McClom Post 5 of the American Legion,JEmporia and the POA Chapter. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; and a brother, Norman of Emporia. ' •The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ball- McColm Post 5 of the American Legion. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 10th Street at Lane, Topeka 66601, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Elsie P. Nelson CULVER — Elsie P. Nelson, 92, Culver, died Friday, Jan. 26,1996, at Ottawa County Hospital, Minneapolis. Mrs. Nelson was born Elsie Fisher on Jan. 11,1904, at Pleasanton and lived in the Salina, Falun and Culver areas most of her life. She worked for Salina Steam Laundry for many years and was a member of Culver United Methodist Church, United, Methodist Women and Culver Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. in 1975; and a granddaughter, Pam Keating in 1988. Survivors include a son, Wayne of Ellsworth; three daugh- Viola Brouhard Rathbun HERINGTON — Viola Brouhard Rathbun, 94, formerly of Hope, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Lutheran Home, Herington. Mrs. Rathbun was born Viola Frink on Jan. 23, 1902, in Lincoln and was a longtime Hope resident before moving to Pineville, La., and Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of Central Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Brouhard in 1962 and Lee Rathbun in 1973; a daughter, Ora Beckel; and a grandson, Randy Brouhard. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Brouhard Jr. of Marble Falls, Texas, Clayton Brouhard of Kenvil, N.J., and Jerry Brouhard of Cahokia, 111.; five daughters, Josephine Riffel of Hope, Betty Frobenius of Lincolnville, Elsie Riffel of Herington, Clara Mc- Coonse and Carol Humphreys, both of Overland Park; a brother, Donald" Frink of Overton, Neb.; two sisters, Helen Riffel of Council Grove and Lydia Rittel of Salina; 36 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Hope, the Rev. Eugene Hicks officiating; Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Visitation will at the funeral home, Second Street, Hope 67451, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Verne Rhodenbaugh Verne Rhodenbaugh, 63, Salina, died Thursday, Jan. 25,1996, at his home. Mr. Rhodenbaugh was born March 10, 1932, at Salina and was a lifetime area resident. He was an automobile sales manager,^ beginning RHODENBAUGH McArthur Ford, Salina, and was employed by Waddell's in Salina. He was a member of University United Methodist Church, Salina, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Association of Retired Persons and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He served with the Marines in the Korean War. Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Martinez of Lindsborg and Stephanie Lampton of Blue Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Larry of Salina and Max of Parsons; a sister, Mary Lee Baird of Salina; and a grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. Robert Conway officiating. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, is handling arrangements. The Associated Press Jackpot winner Kent Miller (far left), Madison, Tenn., digs into a celebration cake with (from left) attorney Stephen Paul, Miller's brother Keith and attorney Martin Solomon at Friday's press conference in Louisville, Ky. Tennessee man wins $89 million, quits job 34-year-old bachelor's only plan is to build a home for his mother By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 34-year- old Tennessee man became one of America's wealthiest bachelors Friday when he stepped forward to claim an $89.3 million Power- ball jackpot. Kent Miller, Madison, Tenn., received a ceremonial over-sized check from Kentucky Lottery Corp. officials. Flanked by his two brothers, Keith and Kenneth, and his lawyers, Miller said he did not yet have any concrete plans for spending the money other than building a new home for his mother, Ocie Miller of Indianapolis. "I feel blessed by God," MiUer said. T SIMPSON CASE He said he would not be returning to his job as a purchasing agent for the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. Miller said his mother did go to work in Indi- : anapolis on Friday, but he hoped , it would be her last day. Miller said he usually spends $5 to $10 a week playing the Kentucky Lottery. But this week he added $2 for a quick-pick ticket that won him the Powerball jackpot He bought the ticket in Oak Grove, Ky., on the Tennessee state line. Tennessee does not have a lottery. Miller said he will share his wealth with his brothers, Keith and Kenneth Miller. Miller will get more than $3 million a year for 20 years after federal and state taxes. And for the record, Miller said, he's not interested in marriage right now. OJ. questioned about crime-scene evidence By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — In his fifth day of deposition testimony, O.J. Simpson was questioned Friday about a glove and a knit cap found near the bodies of his slain ex-wife and her friend, lawyers said. John Kelly, an attorney for the family of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, said attorneys showed Simpson photos of crime '.evidence such as the glove and knit cap and asked him about them. During the trial, prosecutors introduced a left glove discovered near the bodies outside Nicole Simpson's condo and its apparent mate found in the back of Simp- T CBS REPORT son's estate. Prosecutors said Nicole Simpson bought the Aris Isotoner gloves for her husband at Bloomingdale's department store in New York as a Christmas gift in 1993. Prosecutors said the knit cap contained a black person's hairs, some chemically treated blond hairs and fibers almost identical to those from a Ford Bronco the same year and make as Simpson's. Jurors never heard the fiber evidence because prosecutors failed to turn over some documents to the defense in a timely manner. Simpson was tried and acquitted of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12,1994; ; Whistleblower's interview aired By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The "CBS Evening News" on Friday aired segments of a tobacco industry whistleblower's "60 Minutes" interview that network executives had spiked fearing legal reprisals. The interview, with former Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. vice president Jeffrey Wigand, aired on the same day that The Wall Street Journal published excerpts of a secret deposition by Wigand. "We have been waiting for the opportunity to share our reporting on this critical subject with the American public," said CBS News President Andrew Heyward. ON THE RECORD James Francis Thomson MEDICINE LODGE — James Francis Thomson, 67, Medicine Lodge, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, at Medicine Lodge Hospital. Mr. Thomson was born Feb. 14, 1928, at Madison and was a Medicine Lodge resident for 17 years, moving from Plainville. He was a retired oil-field serviceman and a member of Paradise Lodge 290 AF & AM, Plainville, and Isis Shrine, Salina. Survivors include his wife, Pat of the home; two sons, James Joseph of Medicine Lodge and Timothy Ray of Harrisonville, Mo.; two brothers, Ora of Haven and Everett of Independence, Mo.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, the Rev. Jim Godbey officiating. A service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Glasco Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge 67104. TODAYS SCRIPTURE "He thatfolloweth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour." —Proverbs 21:21 Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Eva E. Case, Harry J. Garrison, Kari D. Knox, Janelle Ann Reichert and Noah Wellbrock-Talle, all of''Salina; Goldie M. Cox, Concordia; Lilly M. Cromwell, Gypsum; Shannon M. Hubbard, Falun; and Dean R. Lowe, Downs. DISMISSALS — Joshua Alan Brown, Lee Drake, Brenda R. Jamison, Patricia J. Ritchey, Donald W. Swigart and Troyer baby boy, all of Salina; Denise R. Batzler and baby boy, Abilene; John A. Bergman, Mankato; Haylie N. Kingsley, Minneapolis; Dean R. Lowe, Downs; Maxine Marbut, Ellsworth; Dorothy A. Thompson, Little River; and Shelly R. Wilkison and baby boy, Beloit. Births BOYS: Kari D. Knox, Salina, 7 Ibi. 9 ozs., born Jan. 26. David S. and Ann M. Anderson, Lindsborg, 9 Ibs. 11 ozs., born Jan. 25. GIRLS: David J. and Kimberly D. Gard, Salina, 7 Ibs., born Jan. 25. John M. and Cheryl E. Willson, Russell, 7 Ibs. 10 ozs., born Jan. 25. FRIDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 6-7-0 LOTTERY SCENE i;w.-gtwini Category 4866 Police blotter VEHICLE BURGLARY — Stereo equipment, compact discs' and tools belonging to Chad D. Demoss taken from his vehicle after the trunk lock was broken between .10:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday while the vehicle was at 619 S. Santa Fe; $25 damage, $1,660 loss. THEFT — Someone used a car to break through a security fence at Long -McArthur Ford, 340 N. Santa Fe, between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, damaging a 1996 Mercury Tracer, a 1996 Ford convertible and a 1995 Ford Escort. A 1996 Ford Probe was stolen; it later was found in Topeka, with its window broken and body damage; $15,081 loss, $560 damage. Animal shelter These animals were picked up at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40, phone 8266535: DOGS — Tan and black with black collar female chow mix, 300 block of N. 11th; white and black with black, pink and green colar male husky mix, 300 block of N. 12th; liver and white with hot pink collar female German short- hair, 800 block of Tulane; yellow male labrador, 1400 block of Coronado; tan and black male shepherd-doberman mix, 800 block of Holly Lane.; black and tan male shepherd-doberman mix, 800 block of Holy Lane.; tan and black male shepherd-doberman mix, 800 block of Holly Lane. CATS — Grey and white male shorthair, 300 block of Maple; black male shorthair, 100 block of N. Broadway.

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