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THE SALINA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 1, 2001 B3. DEATHS & FUNERALS Lyie Leiand "Blackjack" Baskins WICHITA - Lyle Leiand "Blackjack" Baskins, 67, Wichita, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Wichita. Mr. Baskins was born Jan. 28, • '1934, at Formoso and was a former resident of Formoso and Courtland, moving to Wichita two years ago. He was a heavy equipment operator in road construction and an Army veteran of World War II. '• He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in 1999; and a "granddaughter. ' Survivors include two daughters, Angela Tankard and Pamela Caberera, both of Wichita; two sons, Donald Harper of Wichita and David Harper of Boonesville, Mc; and a grandchild. ,^ The funeral will be at 1 p.m. J Thursday at Tibbetts-Fischer « Funeral Home, Belleville. Burl ial will be in Balch Cemetery, I Formoso. I Memorials may be made to rithe charity of the family's J choice. ;; Visitation will be from noon • to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1104 20th, Belleville »'66935. I Daisy L. Diers SHELL KNOB, Mo. — Daisy ^L. Diers, 94, Shell Knob, for> merly of Concordia, Kan., died ! Sunday April 8, 2001, at Red ;; Rose Inn, Cassvnie. •; Mrs. Diers was born Daisy L. Pounds on Jan. 25,1907, at Con- ,'cordia and was a resident of Shell Knob for 11 years, moving : from northern Idaho. She was a "homemaker. She was preceded in death by ; a daughter and a son. Survivors include a son, Ger; aid of Shell Knob; and two grandchildren. , A memorial service will be ; later in Greenwood Cemetery, ; Hunter The body was cremat- I ed. ! Williamson Mortuary, P.O. i Box 544, Cassville, MO 65625, is ' handling arrangements. Sharon Ethel Eanes • Sharon Ethel Eanes, 61, Sali- I na, died Tuesday April 10, 2001, \ at her home. ; Geisendorf-Rush Smith Fu; neral Home, Salina, is handling ' arrangements. Ethel Fancher LINCOLN — Ethel Fancher, 85, Lincoln, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Mid America Health Care, Lincoln. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Jessalee A. Girard LUFKIN, Texas — Jessalee A. Girard, 93, Lufkin, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Woodlands Heights Hospital, Lufkin. Mrs. Girard was born Jessalee A. Cure on Feb. 1,1908, at Tural Republic County, Kan., and was a resident of Lufkin since 1989. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lufkin. ; • She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J., in 1976; a son, Bernard; and a daughter, Mary Ellen Rielly Survivors include a daughter, Mary M. Girard of Lufkin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral wiU be at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual SHelp Catholic Church, Concordia, Kan., the Rev Steven Heina officiating. Burial will be in St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation ^yiU be after 8 a.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Parish 'Hall. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, ,325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements. NoelB. Grotz BELOIT — Noel B. Grotz, 84, Beloit, died Monday April 9, 2001, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. T HUTCHINSON rSALlNA Sharon Ethel Eanes George A Mull Emogene L Norns KANSAS' ABILENEt Mabel L MInIck, Violet a Nordsiden BELLEVILLE: Edna M. Mitchell BELOIT: Noel B. Grotz HILL CITY: Dwayne L. Sprenkei JENNINGS: Morris! Logue LARNED: Robert D. Peterson LINCOLN: Ethel Fancher VICTORIA: Jack R. "Rick!' Schwandt Jr. WICHITA: Lyle Leiand "Blackjack" Baskins OUT OF STATE Daisy L Diers, Shell Knob, Mo. Jessalee A. Girard, Lufkin, Texas Eugene Denton Jackson, Happy, Texas :Virglrva Lambeth, Valley Village, Calif. Cleo V. Price, Las Vegas Esther R. Rollins, Aurora, Mo. Ray B. Thomas, Los Angeles Mr Grotz was born Sept. 9, 1916, at Beloit and was a lifetime resident. He was a construction worker and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Beloit. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Beloit; two sons, Gary of San Mateo, Calif., and Alan of Placentia, Calif; three daughters, Carole Schneider of Lakewood, Colo., Karen of Glen Elder and Joy Grotz of Beloit; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great­ grandchildren. The funeral wiU be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, the Rev. Henry Baxa officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery A rosary wUl be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Harrison Funeral Home, 302 N. Hersey Beloit 67420. Memorials may be made to Mitchell County Long Term Care. Visitation will be at the funeral home. Eugene Denton Jackson HAPPY, Texas — Eugene Denton Jackson, 73, Happy, died Monday April 9, 2001. Mr Jackson was born Aug. 27, 1927, at rural Woodruff, Kan., and was a resident of Happy since 1961. He was an Army veteran, had operated Shamrock Drive-In Cafe, Tulia, and retired in 1989 as a self-employed building contractor. He was a charter member of Happy Jaycees and Happy Rodeo Association; a past member of Masonic Lodge, Happy; a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1798, Tulia; and a member of American Legion Post 214, Tulia; Senior Citizens Association of Happy and First United Methodist Church, Happy Survivors include his wife, LaVenna of Happy; two daughters, Debra Jackson of Canyon and Gennie Benavidez of Tulia; two sons. Bill of Lubbock and Ronnie of CoUeyville; two brothers, Wayne of Athol, Kan., and Raymond of Las Vegas; two sisters, Goldean Drake of Bloomington, Neb., and Shirley Tubbs of Long Island, Kan.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at First United Methodist Chiurch, Happy the Rev. Curtis House officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery Memorials may be made to Senior Citizens Association of Happy RO. Box, 275, Happy TX 79042. Virginia Lambeth VALLEY VILLAGE, Calif. — Virginia Lambeth, 82, Valley Village, died Dec. 29, 2000, at VaUey ViUage. Mrs. Lambeth was born Virginia Niquette on Feb. 23,1918, at Salina, Kan., and was a lifetime resident. She was co- owner of Ludes Liquor Store ..„_ , for 20 years and MRS. LAMBETH ^ member of Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Salina Country Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1432, Salina. Her husband, Leo, died in 1972. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Spring of North Hollywood, Calif.; a brother, Reaman Niquette Jr. of Grants Pass, Ore.; a sister, Jean Blado of Fullerton, Colo.; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina, KS 67401, the Very Rev. Bruce E. LeBarron officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Memorials may be made to Christ Cathedral, Salina. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Morris T. Logue JENNINGS — Morris T. Logue, 88, Jennings, died Sunday April 8, 2001, at Bonell Good Samaritan Center, Greeley Colo. Mr. Logue was born June 6, 1912, at Simla, Colo. He was a retired farmer He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ellen. The service wiU be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Jennings Cemetery the Rev Glenn Krebs officiating. There will be no visitation. Paul Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, is handling arrangements. Mabel L. Minick ABILENE — Mabel L. Minick, 93, Abilene, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Alterra Sterling House, Abilene. Mrs. Minick was born Mabel L. Bennett on Nov 21, 1907, at rural Pearl and was a former resident of Enid, Okla., and rural Talmage. She was a member of First Christian Church, Abilene, where she was a Bible study leader for junior church. She also was a member of Flora Extension Homemakers Unit, a creative crafts EHU county chairwoman, a 4-H sewing leader and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Her husband, Carl, died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Deloris LindeU of Clinton, Mo.; a son, Joe of AbUene; a sister, Iva Prichard of Enterprise; two brothers, Virgil Bennett of Salina and Lincoln Bennett of Abilene; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Abilene, the Rev Virgil Banks officiating. Burial wiU be in Abilene Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be at Martin- Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday Edna M. Mitchell BELLEVILLE — Edna M. Mitchell, 73, Belleville, died Monday April 9,2001, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville. Mrs. Mitchell was born Edna M. Bowen on Oct. 31* 1927, at Republic. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Belleville, PEO Chapter BM of Belleville, I-Go-U-Go Club, United Methodist Women and Delphian Club. Survivors include her husband, Harold of Belleville; a son, Kevin of Rochester HiUs, Mich.; a daughter, Karen Cheney of rural Republic; a brother, Ray Bowen of Waco, Texas; and a sister, Ruth Heater of Belleville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Belleville, the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, rural Republic. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th, Belleville 66935.. George A. Mull George A. Mull, 83, Salina, died Tuesday April 10, 2001, at his home. ^SA to help Hutch find gas leaks By The Associated Press HUTCHINSON — Officials are about to apply space-age technology to their efforts to learn more about the natural gas leaks that troubled Hutchinson for weeks during the winter Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are in town with a double-engine Twin Otter tur- >boprop airplane equipped with 'ii special spectrometer. t Weather permitting, they'll start flying in and around Hutchinson today, using the equipment to measure the infrared signature of methane gas escaping from the ground. It's a two-way street, a project that will help NASA in a future space mission as well as possibly providing local officials with information about Hutchinson's gas leak problem. Project scientist Dave Rider of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said about 10 days of flights and work around Reno County will help perfect a larger tropospheric emission spectrometer slated to go into space in 2004. That machine wUl measure atmospheric content across the globe. "We're very excited about this opportunity" Rider said. "We're looking forward to trying to see if we can detect seeping methane out of the ground." If the plane detects "micro- seepage," it could provide a map of the path the gas took from Kansas Gas Service's Yaggy storage field to Hutchinson. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Violet R. Nordsiden ABILENE — Violet R. Nord­ siden, 74, Abilene, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Nordsiden was born Violet R. Crouse on July 16, 1926, at Vesta, Minn., and was a former resident of Walnut Grove, Minn., and Marshall, Minn. She had worked at a printing plant and as a waitress. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Abilene. She was preceded in death by her husband. Bub; and a grandson. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Christiensen of Abilene; three sisters, Carol Shoen of Orr, Minn., Ardell Parker of Blaine, Minn., and Myrtle Metteer of Shurbur, Minn.; three grandchildren; and two great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Danner' Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, the Rev Gerald Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery Emogene L. Norris Emogene L. Norris, 81, Salina, died Monday April 9, 2001, at Kenwood View Nursing Center, Salina. Mrs. Norris was born Emogene L. Davis on May 3,1919, at Bavaria and was a former resident of Culver and Bennington, moving to Salina in the early 1940s. She retired ..F>>> fro"i Salina MRS. NORRIS School District food service and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Salina, and Ladies Lucky 13 Club. Her husband, Melvin A., died in 1994. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Ron, both of Salina; three daughters. Donna DeLaney Darlene Querbach and Linda Ogden, all of Salina; a brother, Arthur Davis of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a sister, Veta Leister of Salina; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary Salina, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery Salina. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, where the family will receive 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Robert D. Peterson LARNED — Robert D. Peterson, 62, Larned, died Tuesday April 10,2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Beckwith Mortuary Larned, is handling arrangements. Cleo V, Price LAS VEGAS — Cleo V Price, 82, Las Vegas, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas. Mrs. Price was born Sept. 29, 1918, at Kanopolis, Kan., and was a resident of Las Vegas since 1963, moving from Page. She was a homemaker, a waitress and a bank employee. Survivors include a son, William D. of Las Vegas, and a grandchild. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary 7600 S. Eastern, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Visitation wiU be private. Palm Mortuary 7400 W. Cheyenne, Las Vegas, NV 89129, is handling arrangements. Jack R. "Rick" Schwandt Jr. VICTORIA — Jack R. "Rick" Schwandt Jr, 48, Victoria, died Monday April 9, 2001, at Victoria. Mr Schwandt was born July 26, 1952, at Topeka and was a former resident of Phillipsburg. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors include two sons, Jamie of Hays and Chad of PhiUipsburg; a daughter, Elizabeth Bowen of Norton; his father. Jack R. Schwandt of Las Vegas, N.M.; two brothers, Robert of Minneapolis, Minn., and David of St. Paul, Minn.; a half brother, Brian of New Jersey; and a sister, Kathy Pince of Hays. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at OUiff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, PhiUipsburg, the Rev. Ron Lowry officiating. Burial will be in Bogart Cemetery rural KirWin. Memorials may be made for his children's education. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the service Friday at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, PhiUipsburg 67661. Dwayne L. Sprenkei HILL CITY — Dwayne L. Sprenkei, 66, Hill City died Monday April 9, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mr Sprenkei was born Oct. 23, 1934, at Quinter and was a resident of Hill City since 1955. He was a wholesale automotive parts salesman for S&W Supply for 35 years and a veteran of the Korean War He attended Hill City Presbyterian Church and had been a member of American Legion and Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Hill City; two sons, Mike Of Colby and David of Salina; two daughters, Annie Grievas of Salina and Mary Sprenkei of Hays; two brothers, Lloyd of Springfield, Mo., and Tom of Lenexa; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City the Rev Ellen Carter officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Hill City Memorials may be made to Graham County Hospital or Hill City Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Spencer-Stinenietz Chapel of Hill City 522 N. Pomeroy Hill City 67642, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Esther R. Rollins AURORA, Mo. — Esther R. Rollins, Aurora, died Monday April 9, 2001, at Aurora. Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, Kan., is handling arrangements. • PROPERTYTAXES Valuation appeals decline Smaller increase in valuations cause of lower protest numbers By The Salina Journal The number of people appealing property valuatiqns to. • the Saline County Appraiser's Office is below average this year, and officials say the decrease likely js caused by a smaller overall increase in valuations compared to years past. Property valuations are a basis for property taxes, and once they are set by the county property owners are allowed to make their case to the appraiser's office that the valuations shoiild be either lower or higher The last day to schedule an • appeal was April 2; the last ap- . peals are scheduled for April 26. After that date, the appraiser's office will have heard 977 appeals, down from the 1,200 to 1,500 appeals in an average year, Saline County Appraiser Rod Broberg said. The record for appeals was 5,500 filed in 1989. "Overall, values didn't go up as much as in the past," Broberg said. Before the appeals process began, residential real estate values in the county showed an. increase of 5.5 percent. About 45 percent of the 630 appeals recorded so far, Broberg said, have resulted in some change in valuations., In the vast majority of the cases, valuations are decreased. Broberg said he expects that once a count of all 977 appeals is'made it will show between 45 and 50 percent were changed — a range that has remained steady the past several years. If that percentage holds true, it will mean valuations for about 4 percent of the 24,800 parcels appraised by the county will have been appealed. And changes will be made to fewer than 2 percent of properties. ilN THE Ray B.Thomas LOS ANGELES — Ray B. Thomas, 82, Los Angeles, died March 24, 2001. Mr Thomas was born Aug. 20, 1918, at Beloit, Kan., and was a former resident of Beloit and Peoria, 111., moving to Los Angeles in 1993. He had worked at Bock's Superior Cleaners, Beloit, until 1939 and was a veteran of the Army Air Forces and Air Force, serving in World War II and leaving the service in 1952. He later became superintendent of American Distillery, Pekin, 111., owned his own insurance business and was a partner in an estate sale business until 1990. He had organized Battersea Boy's Club at London, England, during World War II and was a member of Catholic Men's Organization and other service clubs, all of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in 1970; and a granddaughter Survivors include a son, Dr Roger of Huntington Beach, Calif; a daughter, Patricia Richardson of Decatur, Ga.; a special friend, Frances Dunn of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren. Inurnment will be in Beloit. McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is handling local arrangements.' Police blotter BURGLARY—Cash and a check belonging to Ashley Boswell, 22, Salina, were taken from 800 W. Republic between 9 and 11:40 p.m. i\/londay; $1,484 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 9 at the locations isted and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Black and tan female husky/shepherd mix, 100 block of Chicago Street; red and white female husky with red collar, 700 block of West South Street; yellow female Labrador mix, 2900 block of Berkley Lane. CATS — Orange neutered male domestic longhair, 1600 block of State Street; black and orange female shorthair, 500 block of West Iron Avenue. Hydrant flushing Flushing of the city's water system today in the following area may cause water to be discolored, but it is safe to drink: The area bounded on the north by Cloud Street, the south by Magnolia Road, the east by Broadway Boulevard/Ninth Street and the west by Interstate Highway 135. The city discourages people from doing laundry. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." — Luke 22:42 (NIV) TUESDAY'S DRAWmiG DAILY PICK 3 0-6-7 Marissa Danielle Plumke NoVCIllIxT 'I, 1')')•! March 20, 21)01 Be a torch, or be a spark... Be a candle in the dark. Be a sunbeam, or a star... Be the shining light you are. Our shining light, Marissa, left this life at the age of 6 years, 4 months and 16 days. Her love of life and courageous spirit warmed our hearts and taught us hope. Marissa is survived by her parents, Kim and Robert Plumlee and her sister Veronica of Broken Arrow, OK; Grandparents Liz and Kirk Ashton of Durant, OK and Bob and Mary Plumlee of Edmond, OK. Great grandmother. Bertha Aston of Belleville, KS, a sister Jennifer Floyd of Battiest, OK. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Kent Ashton and a cousin Kent Brinkoetter. Marissa's family are .very grateful for the prayers, support and encouragement throughout her illness and for those wanting to commemorate her memory, they have requested memorials be sent to: The Marissa Plumlee Memorial Fund, OK Employee's Credit Union, P.O. Box 2269, Tulsa, OK 74101 or to the Make a Wish Foundation of OK, 2825 E. Skelly Drive, Suite 824, Tulsa, OK 74105.

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