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THE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS FRIDAY. APRIL 6, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS • KANSAS CIVIL SERVICE BOARD Donald Ross Anderson MAIZE — Donald Ross Anderson, 81, Maize, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001. Mr. Anderson was a retired custodial supervisor for Northwest Wichita Area Schools. Survivors include his wife, Thelma L. of Maize; two daughters, Gwen Kingery of Austin, Texas, and Coleen Klatt of Kimberling City, Mo.; a brother, Bill of Roxbury; a sister, Betty Hutchins of El Dorado; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Maize United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Maize United Methodist Church. Resthaven Mortuary 11800 W. Kellogg, Wichita 67209, is handling arrangements. Viola Gentry Bulleigh SIMPSON — Viola Gentry Bulleigh, 80, Simpson, died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Bulleigh was botn Viola Beasley on Aug. 13, 1920, at Beloit and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was postmaster at Simpson and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Order of the Eastern Star and Simpson Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde L. Gentry in 1992; and a son, Jerry L. Gentry in 1999. Survivors include her husband, Leo of Simpson; a son, Terry Gentry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Jolene Reed of Salina; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Simpson Community Church, the Rev John Grummon officiating. Burial will be in Glasco Cemetery Memorials may be made to Simpson Community Church or Senior Center. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. TiHlay's obituaries SAIINA Nin^ Jeanette Fabin Gertrude Lena Schakel KANSAS COLBY:' Cora M.Vaughn HAYS: Edward Robert Green LINCOLN: Eldon Carl Meyer MAIZE: Donald Ross Anderson OBERLIN: Floyd Eiler PdTWIN: Dorothy N. Sommers SIMPSON: VIola'Gentry Bulleigh WOODBINE: Delia M. Wright OUT OF STATE Laurence Phillip Jones, Denver to Salina in 1997. She was a bookkeeper for Ark Bakery and Buck's Inc., both of Wichita, and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, Bavaria Extension Unit and Saline County Histori- Suspension stands for parole supervisor cal Society and MRS. SCHAKEL Floyd Eiler OBERLIN — Floyd Eiler, 82, Oberlin, died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin. Mr. Eiler was born Jan. 6, 1919, at Oberlin. He was a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oberlin American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Oberlin; three sons, Roger Perkins of Laurel, Md., Ron of Lawrence and Dan of Oberlin; a brother, Harry of McCook, Neb.; two sisters, Pauline Loomis of Denver and Phyllis Metcalf of Oberlin; four grandchildren; and three great-gran dchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, the Rev Nolan Pierce officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and ^ ; Hospice of Decatur County Nina Jeanette Fabin Nina Jeanette Fabin, 70, Salina, died Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Fabin was born Nina Jeanette Ruggles on April 23, 1930, at Dallas, Iowa, and was a resident of Salina since 1996. She worked as a drug and alco- — —. ...mn hoi counselor MRS. FABIN at several institutions in Kansas and Oklahoma for more than 20 years. She served in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War Survivors include five sons, Mark of Salina, Brad of Fort Wayne, Ind., Ross of Ellinwood, Craig of Columbia, Mo., and Robert Jessin of Onawa, Iowa; a brother, Gene Ruggles of San Diego; a sister, Dorothy Gibson of Hemet, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary Salina, the Rev Paul Robbins officiating. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Edward Robert Green HAYS — Edward Robert Green, 56, Hays, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center Mr Green was born July 21, 1944, at Regina, Canada. He was an EMT in the Anthony and Wichita areas for many years and a courier for Central Plains Laboratories for the past seven years. Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Green of Reno, Nev; a son. Tanner of Oklahoma; his mother, Eva M. Green-Zach- man of Hays; and a grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Hays, Brandy Green officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Visitation will be from noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Laurence Phillip Jones DENVER — Laurence Phillip Jones, 91, Denver, formerly of Oakley, Kan., died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Rocky Mountain Health Care Center, Denver Mr. Jones was born Nov 6, 1909, at rural Gove County, Kan., and was a former resident of rural Oakley moving to Oakley in 1964 and later to Denver in 1989. He was a farmer and a school bus driver for the Oakley School District. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, in 2000; and three sons, Jerry, Jesse and Gene. Survivors include five sons, Larry Wayne and Tommy all of Denver, Terry T. of Goodland, Kan., and Terry Lee of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 daughters, Ernestine Kendrick of Kansas City Kan., Billie Gardenhire. Donna Bouknight, Darlene Kendrick, Margaret Kirtley Valerie Coley Cindi Houston and Kris Ukoha, all of Denver, Phyllis Gardenhire of Salina, Kan., Jewell Emanuel of Boulder, and Roxanna Johnson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 38 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pipkin Chapel of Peace, Denver An additional service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley the Revs. Veda Patterson and W.E. Omberg officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the Kennedy- Koster Funeral home, P.O. Box 221, Oakley KS 67748. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, Denver a former member of Rebekah Lodge, Salina. Her husband, Arie, died in 1984. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Maxine Allen of Knoxville, Iowa; a sister, Elsie Bieberly of Salina; and several stepgrandchildren and step- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev Wendell Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Bavaria Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church or Bavaria Community Cemetery Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Dorothy N. Sommers POTWIN — Dorothy N. Sommers, 85, Potwin, died Tuesday April 3, 2001, at Newton. Mrs. Sommers was born Dorothy N. Mead on June 28, 1915, at Richland and was a lifetime resident of the Potwin area. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Potwin, where she served as choir director of a adult and children's choir and as a deaconness. She also was a member of Golden Age Club, past president of PTA and served on Board of Equalization for the protested land acquisitions when the Kansas Turnpike was built. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, John; and two grandchildren. Survivors include three sons, Richard L. of Emporia, Paul M. of Salina and Bill G. of Greenville, Texas; a daughter. Sue Jackson of Potwin; a sister, Wilma Sommers of Potwin; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great­ grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Potwin Christian Church, the Rev Rick McNary officiating. Burial will be in Potwin Cemetery Memorials may be made to King Park, Potwin. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater Chastain's mistake freed inmate later suspected of murder By The Associated Press TOPEKA — The Kansas Civil Service Board has upheld the suspension of a parole supervisor who failed to catch a clerical mistake that freed an inmate later accused of five homicides. Choking back tears, parole supervisor Jim Chastain Wednesday told the board he has been distraught over his part in the error that freed Reginald Carr just days before the December crime spree in which Carr is accused of killing five people. "After discovering the mistake, I was pretty much an emotional wreck," said Chastain, 43, a parole system employee for about 20 years. "I was devastated. All I could do was think of the victims." The board voted unanimously to uphold Chastain's suspension, although the day before, it Eldon Carl Meyer LINCOLN — Eldon Carl Meyer, 69, Lincoln, died Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka. Mr Meyer was born Nov. 20, 1931, at rural Lincoln County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer- stockman and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Disabled American Veterans and National Rifle Association. Survivors include three sons, Jesse C. and Jeffery E., both of Lincoln, and John R. of Salina; three daughters, Judy Lenherr of Wiridom, and Jo Lisa Frye and Janna Sue Gunckle, both of Topeka; a brother, Raymond of Winfield; three sisters, Doris Brodin, Florence Winter and Gladys Reinert, all of Wichita; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, the Rev Gerald Radtke officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455. The casket will remain closed. • Because of a Journal error, the first name of a surviving daughter was incorrect in Thursday's edition. Gertrude Lena Schakel Gertrude Lena Schakel, 91, Salina, formerly of Bavaria, died Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Schakel was born Gertrude Lena Schrader on April 1, 1910, at Bavaria and was a former resident of Bavaria and Wichita, returning to Bavaria in 1978 and moving THURSDAY'S DBAWlHe DAILY PICK 3 1-4-7 had reinstated parole officer Preston Miller, whose paperwork error mistakenly helped free Carr Miller, a 20-year veteran parole officer who worked in Garden City had been fired, but the board changed the punishment to a demotion. Chastain, who works in Hutchinson, said although he is guilty of not catching the mistake, he is not guilty of gross negligence or carelessness — the finding that led to his seven-day suspension without pay Robert Sanders, a deputy secretary of corrections, said it was Chastain's duty to verify the number before entering it into the computer Chastain had "numerous opportunities to catch the mistake," Sanders said. The mistake involved an incorrect number of days for "good-time credit" on a worksheet used to determine when Carr's parole would end. Carr was released from prison March 28 after serving time for crimes that included aggravated assault. By Nov 19, he was arrested on a DUI charge in Ford County a court document shows. By Nov. 28, he was in the Ford County jail in Dodge City accused of a parole violation and felony forgery Because Carr's parole mistakenly ended six months prematurely on Dec. 1, authorities were not able to determine whether his parole should have been revoked because of the charges against him. Carr was able to post bond and go free. Carr and his brother, Jonathan Carr, 20, are accused in a crime spree that began Dec. 7, when the Carrs allegedly abducted a 23-year-old man from a convenience store and robbed him. They also are charged with killing a woman in a robbery outside her home on Dec. 11. Later that week, prosecutors say, the Carrs abducted five friends, robbed them and shot them in a soccer field. Four of them died. Chastain said he found the paperwork error Dec. 15 after hearing Carr was a suspect in the quadruple homicide. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. — Song of Solomon 8:6 (NIV) Helping / Mentors needed FROM PAGE B1 Bill Miskell, a spokesman with the state Department of Corrections, said the recidivism rate is a concern. He said the state is open to any idea that helps prisoners integrate into society after release. "We want to do what we can to keep them from relapsing into criminal behavior patterns and assist and encourage them to become law-abiding citizens," Miskell said. Chalmers said people's fear of those recently released from prison will considerably limit the pool of potential mentors. But, he said, for those willing to take the time with the program, the rewards are numerous. "I see it as a program that's going to have a slow start," he said. "But for someone who has come out of prison life and has freedom for the first time and doesn't know what to do with it — to be directed toward a job, a church — that is oftentimes the only contact that person may have and gives them roots. "It may be some life-changing experiences take place. " While the Methodist Church is the initiating sponsor of the program, he said he hopes other churches become involved. He said once a group of Salina mentors has been identified, there will be local training seminars. "There's in-depth training, so a mentor who has stepped out on a limb isn't there by himself," Chalmers said. • Reporter Kara. Rhodes can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 167, or by e-mail at sjkrhodes@sal journal.com. Budget / Farmers not surprised FROM PAGE B1 Cora M. Vaughn COLBY — Cora M. Vaughn, 88, Colby died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Prairie Living Senior Complex, Colby Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby is handling arrangements. Delia M. Wright WOODBINE — Delia M. Wright, 79, Woodbine, died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center Mrs. Wright was born Delia M. Cummings on Jan. 24, 1922, at Ogden and was a former resident of Ogden, Junction City Dunlap, Dwight, Council Grove and Woodbine. She was a member of the Methodist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Jack, in 1978; and a daughter, Sally McGinnis, in 1999. Survivors include a son, Jim of Junction City; three daughters, Carol Scott of Navarre, Esther Whittman of Blue Rapids and Patricia Wright of Woodbine; two sisters, Esther Williamson of Ogden and Lettie Nations of Manhattan; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev Jack Craig officiating. Burial will be in Navarre.Cemetery Memorials may be made to The Heart Fund, in care of the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. y ojpi )(ijfigPst ?wumbers He thinks the current situation will resurrect the idea of slot machines. O'Neal is not sure he backs it but said a NASCAR track opening in Kansas City adds opportunities. If Kansas doesn't allow slots, he said, visitors will go to the race and then go to the casinos in Missouri. Farm reflections Although some were shocked at the dramatic downturn in projected revenue, the news came as no surprise to farmers. "We're really starting to see the seriousness of the farm economy," said House Assistant Minority Leader Dennis McKinney D-Greensburg. Auction notices are posted across the sate. "More and more of my neighbors are quitting," he said. "What scares me is the attitude, 'We're worn out and we're tired of fighting.' " McKinney said the federal government holds the greatest power to change the situation. He thinks the most important thing Kansas can do is to help open the energy market for agricultural products: ethanol, soy diesel and the like. The state also could draw federal attention to the problem, McKinney said. "We need to do what we can to help make sure there's fair competition and markets for our products." A matter of perspective Sen. Larry Salmans, R- Hanston, said legislators have hard work ahead. "My job is to get back into the trenches," he said. "If we don't have more income, we have to cut expenses." Yet he's confident in the future. "If you're upright and breathing, you've got to be optimistic," Salmans said. "You shouldn't look at what you don't have but be grateful for what you've got. We have blessings untold." Bills / Aid for customers coming FROM PAGE 81 price the company paid. And Kansas Gas doesn't want to shut off honest customers who simply are struggling to pay gas prices that were double the previous winter's, he said. "We're happy to work with our customers to help them set up a payment plan," he said. The Kansas Gas debt numbers emerged Wednesday as the Kansas Corporation Commission held its third day of hearings on how to spend about $37 million coming to Kansas from recently settled federal litigation. The source of the money is a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruling that pipeline companies improperly passed their property-tax costs on to local gas companies and customers in the mid-1980s. The commission's task is to decide how to divide the proceeds owed to customers of three gas companies — Kansas Gas, Greeley Gas in the Kansas City area, and UtiliCorp United. The state Legislature unanimously urged the KCC to allocate as much of the refund money as possible to help families that are too poor to afford hundreds of dollars in extra gas costs from last winter, but too rich to qualify for existing utility-assistance programs. The Legislature's proposal calls for paying half of last win­ ter's gas costs for households with annual incomes between 130 percent and 300 percent of the federal poverty line. By that standard, a family of four making up to $51,000 could qualify officials said. Glenn Smith, a consultant who testified for the KCC staff, said that about 170,000 gas customers statewide would be eligible for about $30 million in rebates. But, he added, he would expect only about half the eligible customers to apply Some wouldn't know about the program, and others wouldn't have the needed records to show their income or gas costs to qualify he said. ON THE RECORD Police bloner ARRESTS — Daria Lackey, 26, and Jonathan Ross, 22, both of 1115 E. Iron, were arrested on suspicion of stealing a purse belonging to Amanda Messecar, Wichita, while she was dining at the Golden Corral, 2420 S. Ninth, between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The next day, hundreds of dollars in charges were rung up at numerous Salina stores. Police arrested the two at their home and recovered a TV, DVD players, shoes, clothes and a BB gun allegedly purchased with Messecar's checkbook and credit cards. THEFT — A CD player was taken from a car belonging to Patty McFeeter, Salina, while it was parked at 926 W. South between 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday; $500 loss. Hyrant flushing Flushing of the city's water-distribution system today in the following area may cause water to be discolored, though it is safe to drink: The area bounded on the north by Crawford Street, the south by Cloud Street, the east by Fourth Street and the west by the west city limits. City staff discourages people in the area from doing laundry because of the potential for discoloring. Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 4 at the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black and white neutered male terrier mix with maroon collar, 800 block of West Crawford Street; black, tan and white female husky/shepherd mix with red collar, 200 block of Greenway Road; black male Labrador, 400 block of Rahm Street; brindle male boxer with black collar, 1100 block of State Street; black male Labrador, 1000 block of Gypsum Avenue; white and tan male spaniel mix, 700 block of Prescott Avenue; white and black female spaniel mix, 700 block of Prescott Avenue. Lucille Marie Anglin . Mom, April 6, 2000 I You fought a good fight, finished the race and always kept the faith. So many people miss you very much. Not a day goes by that we don't think about you. We miss your calls and letters. Thank you i for all you taught us. Roxie, Rusty, Dad and family .J

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