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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1998 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS Carol Crissman ATWOOD — Carol Crissman, 60, Atwood, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at the Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood, as a result of a pedestrian-vehicle accident. Williams Funeral Home, Atwood, is handling arrangements. James L. Dawson Jr. JUNCTION CITY — The memorial service for James L. Dawson Jr., 31, Junction City, that was I scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday will be private. Mr. Dawson died of an apparent heart attack on Jan. 25, 1998, at Camp Ashland, Neb. Mabel P. Dent Mabel P. Dent, 83, Salina, died .. Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Salina "Regional Health Center. ; Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Shirrel H. Eckhart LINCOLN — Shirrel H. Eckhart, 82, Lincoln, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at the Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. Mr. Eckhart was born May 23, 1915, in Lincoln County and was a resident of the area most of his life. He was a retired farmer, stockman and a member of the ^Presbyterian Church, Veterans.of Foreign Wars Post 7928, Senior Center and American Legion, all of Lincoln. His first wife, Joan, died in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Verna B. of Lincoln; two sons, John and Mark, both of Lincoln; a daughter, Dallas Redford of Tacoma, Wash.; two stepdaughters, LaVerna Rathbun of Ottawa and Cynthia Riechers of Lincoln; a brother, Emerson of Edmonds, Wash.; a sister, Sandra Flourney of LaHabra, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lincoln Cemetery, the Rev. Earl Estill officiating and with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7928. Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7928. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Second and Maryland, Sylvan Grove 67481. Mary Agnes Hogan • Mary Agnes Hogan, 92, Salina, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Windsor Estates Nursing Center, Salina. Mrs. Hogan was born Mary Agnes Noon on March 6, 1905, at Lincoln and was a resident of Salina most of her life. She was a Realtor with Verner Smith Realty for 10. years; and was a waitress and hostess for the Salina Elks Lodge 718 for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Ladies Guild. Her husband, Frank, died in 1959. Survivors include a son, Dennis of Salina; a sister, Wilma Bridget O'Noon of California; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. . A memorial service will be at 10 , ;a.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary, "137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the > iRev. Kerry Ninemire officiating. !, Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church. ; '• There will be no visitation. 1 ; The body was cremated. ' Ruth Imler Koleber i • !: GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — ! Ruth Koleber, 81, Grand Junction, ;died Sunday, Feb. 8,1998, at Grand •Junction Care Center. ! Mrs. Koleber was born Ruth Im- ;ler on Jan. 19,1917, at Salina, Kan. • Survivors include a son, James 'Rohrig of Salina; two sisters, Bet' ty West of Grand Junction and 'Mabel McGee of Sidney, Neb.; sev- 'en grandchildren; and 11 great- .grandchildren. • There will be no service. SALINA Mabel P. Dent Mary Agnes Hogan KANSAS ATWOOD: Carol Crissman CLYDE; Armofid P. Oueflefte COLBY: Victor H. Schmeder GLEN ELDER; Oavlda Simpson GOODLAND: Beulah Rockwell „ JUNCTION CITY: James L. Dawson Jr., Donald Dean Tholstrup LINCOLN: Shirrel H. Eckhart McPHERSON: Archie Richard Wick PEABODY: Enid Loewen OUT OF STATE Ruth Irnler Koleber, Grand Junction, Colo. Ira Erwin Spiers, Albany, Ore, Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road, Grand Junction 81505, handled arrangements. Enid Loewen PEABODY — Enid Loewen, 78, rural Peabody, died Wednesday, Feb. 11,1998, at her home. Mrs. Loewen was born Enid Buller on Oct. 11, 1919, at Fairview, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Survivors include her husband, Archie of Peabody; two daughters, Gwendolyn Harris of Hutchinson and Glenda York of Wichita; four brothers, Leo Buller of Enid, Okla., Joe Buller of Walnut Creek, Calif., Alva Buller of Peabody and Cleophas Buller of Broken Bow, Okla.; two sisters, Valeria Hamm of Enid and Bernice Hiebert of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro, the Rev. Gaylord Goertzen officiating. Burial will be in Ebenfeld Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to World Challenge Christian Ministries. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro 67063. Armond P. Ouellette , CLYDE — Armond P. Ouellette, 75, Clyde, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Ouellette was born April 2, 1922, at Palmer. He was a foreman for the Northern National Gas Co.; a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde; a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clyde, and American Legion Post 227, Clifton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1992 and a son, Armand Ronnie. Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Chavey and Janet Schrock, both of Clyde; two sons, Richard of Knoxville, Iowa, and Terry of Alvin, Texas; a sister, Marceline Kegle of Clyde; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde, the Rev. LeRoy Metro officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Clyde, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7515. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to Clyde Ambulance or the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Chaput Mortuary, 310 Washington, Clyde 66938, and after 6 p.m. today at the church. Beulah Rockwell GOODLAND — Beulah Rockwell, 88, Goodland, died Wednesday, Feb. 11,1998, at the Goodland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rockwell was born Beulah Uhls on May 5,1909, at Swink, Colo. She was a nurse at the Methodist Tuberculosis Sanatori- um before moving to Goodland in 1934. She was a general duty nurse and nursing director at Boothroy Memorial Hospital, Goodland, and a surgical assistant and office nurse for Dr. Renner in Goodland. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the administration and staff of the Goodland Regional Medical Center for dedicated service to Goodland and Sherman County as a member of the board of trustees from 1970 to 1986. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Women's Circle Two, Registered Nurses Club, Good Samaritan advisory board, Lend- A-Hand Club and Republican Party. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 1989 and a granddaughter. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Harding of Arlington, Texas, and Priscilla Huffman of Denver; three sisters, Molly Brown of Rapid City, S.D., Marguerite Fullerton of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Irene Kane of Fountain, Colo.; a brother, Charles Uhls of Eugene, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Mountain time Saturday at the Goodland First United Methodist Church, Pastor Carol Moore Ramey officiating. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Goodland Regional Medical Center in care of Koons Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735, and before the service Saturday at the church. Victor H. Schroeder COLBY — Victor H. Schroeder, 80, Colby, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Mr. Schroeder was born July 22, 1917, at Levant and was a resident of the Colby area for many years. He was a farVn and agriculture laborer and a member of the Colby United Methodist Church. A son, Bruce, died in 1957. Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Colby; four sons, Victor Jr. of Towner, Colo., Steven of Salina, Larry of Colby and Richard of Norton; two brothers, Otto "Nick" Schroeder of McAllen, Texas, and Walter Merkling of Denver; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will be at2 p.m. Saturday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, the Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to Prairie Senior Living Complex or American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 . p.m. Saturday at the chapel, 745 S. Country Club Drive, Colby 67701. Davida Simpson GLEN ELDER '•— Davida Simpson, 93, Glen Elder, died Thursday, Feb. 12,1998, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit. Mrs. Simpson was born Davida Marquis on Jan. 17, 1905, near Glen Elder and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of Glen Elder United Methodist Church. Her husband, Elmer Eugene, died in 1975. Survivors include nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, the Revs. John Wolfersberger and Don Ericson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder. Memorials may be made to Solomon Valley Hospice or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Ira Erwin Spiers ALBANY, Ore. — Ira Erwin Spiers, 98, Albany, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at the Mennonite Home, Albany. Mr. Spiers was born Nov. 23, 1899, at Clay Center, Kan., and moved to Logan County, Kan., in 1921. He was a farmer and past board member of the Oakley, Kan., School District. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Oakley. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lela B., in 1966 and a daughter, Ethel Faye Spiers in 1954. Survivors include his wife, Edna of Albany; two sons, Homer D. of Independence, Mo., and Virgil L. of Eastland, Texas; two daughters, Edith M. Fienfold of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Margie J. Spiers of Topeka, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, Pastor Bob Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley, Kan. 67748, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Donald Dean Tholstrup JUNCTION CITY — Donald Dean Tholstrup, 67, Junction City, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at his home. Mr. Tholstrup was born May 18, 1930, at Concordia. He served four years in.the Navy. He worked for J.M. McDonald Co. in Concordia, Wichita, McPherson and Clay Center, retiring as manager in 1974. He had owned and operated Mr. D's Shoe Store and The Outlet Military Surplus Store since 1980. He was a member of the Clay Center Methodist Church and a former member of Jaycees, Clay Center and McPherson, and Lions Club, Clay Center. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Tholstrup. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Junction City; a son, Randy of Clay Center; three brothers, Delbert of Salina and Darold and Dennis, both of Concordia; a sister, Darlyene Rock of Salina; and two grandsons. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Junction City, the Rev. Brad Dyrness officiating. A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to Manhattan Hospice. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel, 618 N. Jefferson, Junction City 66441. Archie Richard Wick McPHERSON — Archie Richard Wick, 87, McPherson, died Wednesday, Feb..11, 1998, at Highland Manor Care Home, McPherson. Mr. Wick was born Dec. 25,1910, at Abilene and was a resident of Canton for a few years before moving to Highland Manor Care Home in 1996. He farmed in the Buckeye area and later owned and operated Wick's Appliance & Craft Store in Abilene. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Sterling House, McPherson; two sons, John of Colorado • Springs, Colo., and Robert of McPherson; three daughters, Esther Miller of Long Beach, Wash., Jo Sue Murdock of Wichita and Martha Rittgers of Abilene; two sisters, Laura Pierce of Wichita and Mildred Bebermeyer of Arkansas;-eight grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene. Burial will be in Livingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. ON THE RECORD Arafat threatens new uprising against Israel Palestinian leader says he will declare state in West Bank, Gaza Strip Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center ! PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Susan Jo Lynn Burch, Patricia P. Frazier, 1 -Danyal M. Goble, Glendora J. Grover, ! Margaret S. Knoll, Suzanne R. Myers, [tAshley E. Strait, Edith M. Weak and •-.•Timothy G. Will, all of Salina; Vivian E. Layton, Abilene; Lyle L. Morgan, Clyde; [Vern L. Dallen, Concordia; Norma Jean •Swiercinsky, Concordia; Paula J. Edwards, Ellsworth; Gerald T. Adkms, •Glasco; William C. Voelker, Palmer. : DISMISSALS - Betty J. Purucker •and Colton Paul Sanchez, both of Sali^na; Bertha L. Fraser, Concordia; Rebecca A. Carter and baby girl, Delphos; McKayla Beth Doubrava, Ellsworth; Jaime R. Lamb and baby girl, Ellsworth; 1 Londa L. Shupe and baby girl, Linds' borg; Carl E. Williams, McPherson. Births BOYS: Justin and Susan Burch, Salina, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born Feb. 11. Patrick and Danyal Gobel, Salina, 8 Ibs. 2 ozs., born Feb. 11. Milton and Cheryl Larson, Salina, 2 Ibs. 6 ozs., born Feb. 4. GIRL: Bryan and Patricia Frazier, Salina, 8 Ibs. 2 ozs., born Feb. 12. Police blotter THEFT — A digital camera and soft case belonging to Kansas State University-Salina were taken from 2409 Scanlan between 10:30 and 11:35 a.m. Wednesday; $640 loss. A gold-plated 18-inch necklace with a diamond solitaire setting belonging to Rachelle R. Owens was taken from an unknown location in Salina, between 8 a.m. Feb. 2 and 5 a.m. Feb. 3; $2,500 loss. By LAURA KING The Associated Press iW^WBHwMpiWB W^WP « DUI CONVICTIONS — Leonard Wilson, 38, Minneapolis, six months in jail, probation granted for one year after serving 48 hours, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. Christine Marie Harris, 32, 1319 Kiowa, six months in jail, probation granted for one year, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. James Franklin Reffitt Jr., 23,1228 N. Seventh, six months in jail, probation ARAFAT RAMALLAH, West Bank — Frustrated by Israel's refusal to cede more West Bank land, Yasser Arafat threatened Thursday to "cross out" the peace agreements and unleash a new uprising against Israel. In a fiery speech coinciding with Israel's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Palestinian leader also reiterated he would declare a Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip next year if the deadlock in negotiations continues. "I have the right," he told reporters later. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the threat showed Arafat was not serious about peace. "When Arafat says that if he doesn't get what he wants ... 'I will make an intefadeh,' there is no better example of the fact that we have a long way to go before we reach real peace," Netanyahu told business people in Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, fresh clashes erupted in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In the divided town of Hebron, dozens of Palestinian high school students threw stones at Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint, and troops fired rubber bullets in response. In Gaza, Palestinian police tried to tear down a fence erected by T LEGISLATURE Jewish settlers in a land dispute outside the Newe Dekalim settlement. A scuffle broke out between Palestinian police and Israeli troops, and one Israeli soldier was slightly hurt by a rifle butt swung by a Palestinian policeman, the Israeli army said. Palestinian police briefly trained their weapons on Israeli soldiers, but left the area after commanders intervened. Such instances of Israeli and Palestinian soldiers threatening one another with weapons have been on the rise in recent weeks, but so far the two sides have stopped short of firing on each other. The latest violence and mutual recriminations come at a time when the peace talks are on hold, partly because of deep divisions and partly because of the crisis in Iraq. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held talks with U.S. .officials in Washington earlier this week, but made no progress. Reflecting the Palestinians' frustrations, Arafat delivered a speech Thursday filled with references to revolution and martyrdom — and barely a word on peacemaking. . . Threatening to renew the Palestinian uprising against Israel, he said of the peace process: "If we need to, we will cross it out and begin all over." The Palestinian leader said he was willing to die to .see Jerusalem in Palestinian hands, and vowed that once the May 1999 deadline for a final peace treaty with Israel had passed, nothing would stop him from declaring a state in the West Bank and Gaza. Those who didn't like that — meaning Israel — "can drink from the sea of Gaza and the Dead Sea," he said. Senate rejects bill banning abortions Legislation would have banned 'partial-birth' abortion procedure By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Senate rejection of a bill banning all abortions in the final one-third of the pregnancy period and completion of a House tax relief pack- * age by its Taxa- Legislature tion Committee "I QQQ highlighted leg- ** <sfci - L «-'-' IJ islative action Thursday. The Senate failed for the second time — counting a vote taken at the end of the 1997 session — to send Graves a bill that would have significantly toughened the state's abortion law. The vote of 19 for and 21 against came on a motion to concur in House amendments to a bill that passed both houses in 1997. The bill remains in a conference committee and could be voted upon again if Senate and House negotiators can reach agreement on language. Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, made the motion to concur. After nearly an hour of debate, the motion failed by two votes. As the Senate passed it last session, the bill would have banned the specific procedure commonly known as "partial-birth" abortion. The House amended it to prohibit all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life of the mother. Post 24 weeks is the so-called third trimester of pregnancy. Graves supports the ban on the specific abortion procedure, 'but last year resisted expanding it to cover all third trimester abortions. The House Republicans' tax relief package went to the floor for debate with not only Graves' 'proposals restored to it but with even more tax cuts. The total House Taxation Committee package would increase the amount of tax relief by $56.4 million more than a Senate bill passed last week, and by $54.1 million more than Graves' plan. Speaker Tim Shallenburger said the House would take up the bill — with $225.5 million worth of tax reduction — Tuesday and predicted it would pass with few changes. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen." — Ephesians 6:24 granted for one year, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. Susan Ann Waltrip, 29, Oakhill, six months in jail, probation granted for one year after serving 48 hours, $200 fine, $25 court costs. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Feb. 11 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black female chow mix, 400 block of West Cloud Street; brown male shar pei mix, 900 block of Willow Drive; brown female shar pei, 1200 block of North Ninth Street; tan and white male chow mix, 1200 block of State Street. CATS — Black neutered male long hair with red collar, 200 block of South 10th Street. Harmon / Salinan gave testimony at trial Larry Humbargar August 30, 1935 Feb. 13, 1997 You are missed & loved by your twin sister, Louise and other members of your family. May God have you in his loving care. .J FROM PAGE A1 THUflSpAY'SPflAVIWC DAILY PICK 3 2-9-8 Harmon and Anthony had known each other since she was 11 or 12, and Anthony had worked at the motel as a busboy. The motel was robbed twice before Bigler's murder, and Harmon had given Anthony a key to the motel office before the second robbery. Harmon pleaded guilty to the aiding and abetting charge as part of a plea bargain in return for her testimony against the three male defendants. Saline County Attorney Julie McKenna this week called Harmon's case a difficult one for the parole board to decide. McKenna said Harmon could be a candidate for parole if she accepts and takes full responsibility for her crime. Harmon's family in Salina makes a difference also, McKenna said. "I think she has a pretty good support system. If she's truly honest with what she did in this case, her chances of succeeding are greater than most," McKenna said. Some of Bigler's relatives were reluctant to express their opinions about Harmon's chance for parole, saying each time the case comes up it recalls painful memories. Oliver's brother Ralph, who lives in Salina, wasn't hesitant. "She should have had the 'Hard- 40," " said Bigler, referring to a mandatory 40-year sentence without parole. "If it hadn't been for her, this wouldn't have happened. She knew they were going to do it and when they were going to do it." Lamar Lee Williams, Sr, Born May 06, 1970 Died June 13,1997 Lamar, you are missed more than you know. I hope you can hear our prayers from below. Love always and forever Your family Jannette, Lamar L. Williams Jr., Marcus Anthony Williams, and all your friends. We love you!

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