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THE SALINA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS T JUDGE ON TRIAL Carl Cecil Bennett Carl Cecil Bennett, 90, Salina, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Shalimar Health Center, Salina. Mr. Bennett was born March 1,2, 1911, at Tescott and was a resident of Salina most of his life, moving from Tescott. He worked in road maintenance for Saline County for over 15 years, retiring in 1972, and was a member of Belmont Boulevard Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by two sons, Harry in 1999 and Robert in 1962. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. of Salina; two sons, Rodger of Salina and Gerald of Kansas City, Kan.; six grand•children; and 10 great-grandchildren. ' The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev Paul Long officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. " Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and before the service Tuesday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Today's obituaries SALINA Carl Cecil Bennett Leia Rae "Lamer" Hinkson Patrick A. Miller KANSAS BUNKER HILL: Clara Louise Willson CONCORDIA: Arthur L. Couch,: Floyd E. Neptune GIRARD: Frank H. Wesley Jr. GRINNELL: Raymond Holaday HOISINGTON: LeviVernon Steinert KANOPOLIS: Charles Buxton TOPEKA :NelsWillison WICHITA: Howard D. "Shorty" Funk i OUT OF STATE- Charles Buxton KANOPOLIS — Charles Buxton, 78, Kanopolis, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Ellsworth County Medical Center. : The service is pending until |mid-April. \ Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrange- 'ments. Arthur L. Couch CONCORDIA — Arthur L. Couch, 82, Concordia, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Couch was born Feb. 13, 1919, at Phillipsburg and was a former resident of Phillipsburg and Soldotna, Alaska. He \yas a pipeline welder • His wife, Darlene B., died in 1995. Survivors include a son, Frank A. of Soldotna; three daughters. Carman Davis of Concordia, Carol Ann Livingston of Mesquite, Nev., and Darlene Gregory of Glenrock, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at OUiff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev Mark Simonds officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Phillipsburg. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Howard D. "Shorty" Funk WICHITA — Howard D. "Shorty" Funk, 104, Wichita, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Medicalodge, Wichita. Mr Funk was born July 1, 1896, at rural Abilene and was a former resident of Valentine, Neb., Spokane, Wash., Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Abilene. He was a hotel night clerk at Valentine, worked at an air base at Spokane during World War II and later layed pipe for Diamond Engineers in several states. He also worked at a lumberyard at Council Bluffs, retiring in 1962, and later working at Eagles Lodge and Elks Lodge, both of Abilene, until 1982. His wife, Mae, died in 1962. Survivors include nieces and nephews. . The funeral will be at 9 a.in. Wednesday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. John Brasfield officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. LeIa Rae "Lamer" Hinkson Lela Rae "Lamer" Hinkson, 87, Salina, died Thursday April 5, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Hinkson was born Lela Rae Oldfield on Aug. 16, 1913, at Canton and was a' longtime Sail- tain manager for Crown Drug Store for more than 15 years, a waitress for Neisner's Five and Dime and Casa Bonita Restaurant and was a clerk for DAV Thrift Store, all in Salina. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church of Salina and Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary She also \^as an avid Bingo player She was preceded in death by David Wyman Hobson, Sacramento, Calif. Ruth Mae Rathbun, Superior, Neb. • Duane E. Svoboda, Omaha, Neb. her husband, Cecil Hinkson, in 1984; her former husband, Emil L. Lamer, in 2001; and a son, Larry Lamer, in 1998. Survivors include two sons. Jay Hinkson of Bakersfield, Calif., and Gary Lamer of Abilene; four daughters, Delores Medick of Hillsboro, Ore., Cecelia Hinkson and Terry Pinnell, both of Salina, and Jeri Keener of Hinkley Calif.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Memorials may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles Max Baer Heart Fund. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. 'Because of a Journal error, a surviving daughter's residence was incorrect in Saturday's edition. David Wyman Hobson SACRAMENTO, Calif. — David Wyman Hobson, 56, Sacramento, died Dec. 1, 2000, at Sacramento. Mr Hobson was born Feb. 19, 1944, at Salina, Kan. He was a Navy veteran and had worked as a police agent for the Lakewood (Colo.) Police Department and later as a self-employed law enforcement consultant in the area of criminal justice staffing and scheduling. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Sacramento; a daughter, Kimberly Hobson of Seattle; a stepson, Christopher of the home; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Delle of the home; and a sister, Patricia Law of Overland Park, Kan. Inurnment was private. Raymond Holaday GRINNELL — Raymond Holaday, 84, Grinnell, died Thursday April 5,2001, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Mr Holaday was born July 13, 1916, at rural Gove County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a retired farmer-stockman and a member of United Methodist Church, Grinnell. Survivors include his wife, Loree of the home; four sons. Rick of Oakley Jim and Ray both of Grinnell, and Tom of Garfield; a daughter, Doris Head of Bartlett, Tenn.; two brothers, Dennis of Oakley and William of Haviland; two sisters, Viola Evans of Quinter and Beulah Brown of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Grinnell, the Revs. Elin Colglazier and Lenard Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in Grinnell Township Cemetery Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or Gove County Medical Center Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752. Patrick A. Miller Patrick A. Miller, 46, Salina, died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Salina. Mr Miller was born Feb. 19, 1955, at Salina. He worked in pest control. Survivors include six brothers, James, Phillip, Daniel and Michael, all of Salina, Donald of Topeka and Elmer of Stockton; and five sisters, Shirley Jensen and Lana Weberg, both of Salina, Pamela Williams of Atchison, Dorothy Trouslot of Newton and Jayne Jaimes of Overland Park. The service will be at 3 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev Paul Robbins officiating. The body was cremated. Memorials may be made to the Patrick Miller Memorial Fund. Floyd E. Neptune CONCORDIA — Floyd E. Neptune, 90, Concordia, died Friday April 6, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. Mr Neptune was -born Oct. 14, 1910, at Huscher He farmed in the Clyde and Concordia atea most of his life and was a member of First Christian Church, Concordia. His wife. Ruby Viola, died on Feb. 10, 2001. Survivors include a son, Steven of Great Bend; a daughter, Eva Riggs of Fosston, Minn.; two sisters, Sylvia Huber of McPherson and Ina Mae Parratt of Hastings, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and nine great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Concordia, the Rev. John. States officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Huscher Memorials may be made to Concordia Senior Citizens Center or Life Line at Cloud County Health Center, both of Concordia. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Chaput- Buoy Funeral Chapel, 325 W Sixth, Concordia 66901. Ruth Marie Rathbun SUPERIOR, Neb. — Ruth Marie Rathbun, 92, Superior, died Friday April 6, 2001, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital, Superior Miss Rathbun was born Jan. 23,1909, at rural Webster County She had taught at rural schools at Webster County, Nuckolls County and Jewell County Kan., retiring from an elementary grade school at Jewell County in 1971. She also worked at Farmer's Union Creamery Office, Superior, and Newhouse Porter Insurance, Nelson, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior and Valley View Club, past president of B.P.W., Superior, a charter member of Superior Retired Teacher's Association, and a member of NSTA, NEA, AARP and NU Alumni Association. Survivors include a brother, Waldon, address not listed; and two sisters, Rose Czirr, address not listed, and Naomi Mueller of Nelson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior, the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, rural Jewell County Memorials may be made to Superior EMTs or Centennial Lutheran Church. Williams Funeral Home, 814 Idaho, Superior, NE 68978, is handling arrangements. Levi Vernon Steinert HOISINGTON — Levi Vernon Steinert, 78, Hoisington, died Friday April 6, 2001, at Rehabilitation Center, Hoisington. Mr Steinert was born April 19, 1922, at rural Russell County and was a longtime resident of Hoisington. He was a retired self-employed painter and an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a Lutheran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7428, Hoisington. She was preceded in death by a son, Franklin, and a great­ grandchild. Survivors include a son, Doug of Hoisington; a daughter, Ramona Cousins of Hoisington; two brothers, George L. of Grove, Okla., and Loren C. of Junction City; a sister, Elvera Humphrey of Chula Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery Galatia, the Rev Kelly Taylor- Schaus officiating. Memorials may be made to donor's choice, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Duane E. Svoboda OMAHA, Neb. — Duane E. Svoboda, 60, Omaha, died Saturday April 7,2001, at Fairbury Mr Svoboda was born Aug. 12, 1940, at Narka, Kan. He was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of First Christian Church, Omaha. Survivors include a brother, Marion "Butch" of Narka; and a sister, Shirley Achtemeier of Fairbury The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Presbyterian Church, Narka. Burial will be in National Cemetery rural Narka. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935. Frank H. Wesley Jr. GIRARD — Frank H. Wesley Jr, 75, Girard, died Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg. Mr Wesley was born Sept. 28, 1925, at Topeka and was a former resident of Kansas City, Kan., and Palestine, Texas, moving to Girard in 1991. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Farlington United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 31 AF & AM, Palestine, a member and past patron of Chapter 395 Order of the Eastern Star, Palestine, a life member and past patron of Tennessee Colony 102 Order of the Eastern Star and a former member of Rosedale Congregational Church, Kansas City His wife, Geneva Annabelle, died in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Radonna Wesley of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and three sisters,^ Elnora Cochran of Harrison, Mo., Frances Puckett of Topeka and Mable HiU of Wichita. The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Rochester Cemetery Topeka. Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W. St. John, Girard 66743, is handling arrangements. NelsWillison TOPEKA — Nels Willison, 51, Topeka, died Friday April 6, 2001, at Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center, Topeka. Mr Willison was born Dec. 11, 1949, at Hutchinson and was a former resident of Wichita and Hutchinson, moving to Topeka in 1983. He was an Army veteran and worked as a sheet metal fabricator for Boeing, Lear and Cessna, all of Wichita. Survivors include his wife, Alene of the home; a son, Christopher Nels of Libby Mont., a daughter, Carrie Mae Moore of Wichita; two stepsons. Rick Blazier of Topeka and Steve Blazier of Salina; a stepdaughter, Susan Summers of Salina; two brothers, Dan of Littleton, Colo., and Knute of Topeka; a sister, Judy Everhart of Gypsum; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Funeral Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery Wadsworth, Leavenworth County Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 837 S. Hillside, Wichita 67211. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 245 N.W. Independence, Topeka 66608, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Clara Louise Willson BUNKER HILL — Clara Louise Willson, 87, Bunker Hill, died Saturday April 7, 2001, at Salina. Mrs. V^illson was born Clara Louise Marsh on Feb. 17,1914, at Bunker HiU and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a cook for Bunker Hill Schools for many years. She was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Bunker HiU. Her husband, Emery died in 1993. Survivors include a son, Charles of Shawnee; a sister. Fairy Brown of Salina; three grandchildren; and two great­ grandchildren. The funeral wiU be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pohlman's Mortuary Chapel, Russell, the Rev Earl Haggard officiating. Burial wiU be in Bunker HiU Cemetery Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever or Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, in care of the mortuary 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary City scheduled to meet Monday Salina city commissioners will address a couple of matters of unfinished business when they meet Monday Commissioners are scheduled to consider the second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement with the state to borrow up to $5 million for work scheduled for the water treatment plant at 401 S. Fifth. The commission also is scheduled to further consider a proposal by Kanza Organics, 600 S. Lightville, to make that private company the drop-off point for yard waste during the free yard waste disposal events the city sponsors each year Judge acquitted of wrongdoing However, hearings on misconduct could be next on agenda By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A jury acquitted a Wyandotte County judge of charges he let his administrative assistant work as a toll-taker when she was supposed to be working at the courthouse. District Judge George A. Groneman was assigned administrative duties after the charges were filed in August. He said only that he was happy with the verdict, reached by jurors Thursday He declined to discuss his future. The Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications was expected to consider on Friday whether to hold a hearing on judicial misconduct allegations stemming from the case. Groneman, 56, was charged with presenting a false claim and conspiring to present a false claim. He was accused of signing pay slips that said Debra Jean Massey worked at the courthouse during the hours she was working as a toll-taker Massey 44, was fired in February after a different Wyandotte County jury convicted her of five misdemeanor counts each of theft and presenting a false claim. She is scheduled to be sentenced Fri­ day Testimony during Groneman's three-day trial this week showed that Massey left the courthouse early or arrived late at least 41 times over 13 months so she could cover a shift for the Kansas Turnpike Authority On at least 29 of those days, Massey was paid for both her turnpike and courthouse jobs. Groneman signed all but one of the pay slips that said Massey worked at the courthouse on days that turnpike records showed she worked as a toU-taker. During two hours of testimony Wednesday, Groneman said he allowed Massey to leave work on afternoons after court work was completed. He admitted he made a mistake in signing the pay slips without asking Massey to use vacation time for the hours she was not at the courthouse. He also said he did not know that state rules prohibited employees from working elsewhere during regular work hours. In addition, Groneman testified that he did not understand ail the personnel rules covering his assistant, time slips or time off work. He testified he never received a personnel manual or training sessions about personnel policies. Jury foreman Kevin Knapp said that's why Groneman was acquitted. ON THE RECORD Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 6 at the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black and tan female miniature pincher with pink collar, 900 block of North Santa Fe Avenue; brown male miniature pincher with blue collar, 900 block of North Santa Fe Avenue; black female Labrador, 400 block of Morrison Street; various colors, two male and six female pitbulls, 300 block fo East Mulberry Street. Water-Hushing Flushing of the city's water-distribution system Monday may cause water in the following area 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 east city limits and the west by Fourth Street. City staff discourages people from doing laundry Monday. Flushing of the city's water-distribution system Tuesday may cause water in the following area to be discolored, though it is safe to drink: The area bounded on the north but Cloud Street, the south by Magnolia Road, the east by east city limits, and the west by Broadway Boulevard and Ninth Street. City staff discourages people from doing laundry Tuesday. District court SENTENCED — Ryan Owens, 20, 731 Faith, six months in jail and a $200 fine for driving under the influence; one year probation granted upon serving 48 hours and 10 hours of community service, $54 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee and $25 probation supervision fee. Allen Stoddard, 66, McPherson, five days in jail for driving under the influence, $100 for driving with a suspended driver's license and $200 for transporting an open container; two year probation granted upon completing a 48-hour alternative jail program and 10 hours of community service, $54 court coss, $125 alcohol evaluation fee and $25 probation supervision fee. CIVIL JUDGMENTS — Security Savings Bank vs. Wayne K. McQuillan and others. Court grants Security Savings a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $32,000. UMB National Bank of America vs. Jeffrey L. Trego. Court grants UMB National Bank judgment for a sum in excess of $7,100 owed on a loan. Providian National Bank vs. James W. Goetzel. Court grants Providian judgment for a sum in excess of $8,800 owed on a loan. LHR Inc. vs. Ted A. Capps. Court grants LHR Inc. judgment for a sum in excess of $500 owed on a loan. Conseco Finance Servicing vs. David L. Flores. Court grants Conseco Finance Servicing judgment for a sum in excess of $40,700. Geocore Services Inc. vs. Tim Porter, doing business as Traf- ficway Service. Court grants Geo­ core Services Inc. judgment for a sum in excess of $5,000. Ford Motor Credit Company vs. Jerry Sidener. Court grants Ford Motor Cradit judgment for a sum in excess of $6,500. CIVIL DISMISSALS — Commercial Federal Mortgage Corporation vs. Larry J. Quinn and others. Case dismissed by motion of the parties. Solomon State Bank vs. Todd A. Hadnot and Deanna K. Hadnot under a trust agreement, Morningstar Ministries and Security State Bank. Case dismissed by motion of the parties. Marriage licenses Kongsone Michael Vongphakdy, 24, and Jennifer Santos, 20, both of Salina; Peter Cecil Leslie Haney Jr., 36, and Jennifer Jean Jeffrey, 28, both of Salina; Rick Allen Kinion, 26, and Amy-Jo Cathleen Orton, 35, both of Salina; Danny Shane Hoh, 20, Laramie, Wyo., and Martha Ellen Wallace, 18, Salina; Andrew Floyd Dickson, 21, and Vanessa Leigh Hansen, 1 9, both of Salina; Hugo Isidro Garcia, 21, and Luz Maria Ornelas, 20, both of Salina; Scott Wayne Perry, 38, and Karen Sue King, 40, both of Culver; James Robert Fagan, 33, and Julie Ann Beat, 33, both of Smolan. Divorces GRANTED — Patricia Allen and Ronald Allen; Sue Ellen Ferguson and Patrick Edward Ferguson;. Thomas E. Worthy and Cloise J. Worthy; Valerie Van Meter and Jack Kelley; Martha A. Martin and Philip J. Martin; Danette L. Colucci and David T. Colucci; Vince E. Johnson and Anna M.K. Johnson; Renee M. Miller and Leslie D. Miller. DISMISSED — Tammy K. Fuller and Garry W. Fuller. y ^x ^-pi ^g^ ^Numbers SflTURDAY'8 DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 8-9-4 WINNER TAKE ALL 8-16-20-22-31 KANSAS CASH 15-20-23-26-27-31 Estimated Jackpot $130,000 POWERBALL 18-20-31-37-41 POWERBALL 1* Estimated Jaclfpot $66.1 million TODAY'S SCRIPTURE Tliey took palm branches and went out to meet him, slwuting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!" — John 12:13 (NIV) Rude Crook Born 11-28-12 Died 4-8-81 In Loving Memory Youi' RcnUe tiicc- mid pnUcnl smile will) HidiiCiWi we reoill You imd a kiudl)' woixj lineiK ^li And died bckwed [y nil. The voice is mule nud slilleil llic heurt Tliul loved us «'ell und t rue. Ml, bill.ei' mis I lie I liul lo pavl tVoni one sii gocxJ as you. You ati:: nol Ibigol.I.eii loved one Nor will ^'ou ever he, ,\s long as lile and lueiiior)' last. We will reiiieiuber Uiee. We miss you now, our hearU are siiit-, K& lime gix^.* hf we miss yon more, Your loving smile, your geni le liice, J, No one can fill your vaeaiil phcc

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