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JTHE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1996 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS [Elmer Burgardt WICHITA — Elmer Burgardt, l75, Wichita, died Monday, Oct. 7, j J996, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. L Mr. Burgardt was born March 7 1921, at Pfeifer and had been a resident of Wichita for many years. I He was a laborer. "'' Survivors include two sisters, Annette Hepp of LaCrosse and [ Janet Leiker of Hill City; and five j brothers, Fred of Hays, Marvin, Wayne, Leon and Victor, all of Wichita. ' The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer, the Rev. I! Frank Grinko officiating. Burial I; fvill be in Holy Cross Cemetery. J A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today > at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral i Home. ;j Visitation will be from 6 to 9 ; J>.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:30 ;a.m. Thursday at the funeral I '< home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. ; Cyrilla Carroll i» I; MARION — Cyrilla Carroll, 58, ! Marion, died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, j at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. !! Mrs. Carroll was born Cyrilla I J paverty on Sept. 6, 1938, at Tri! | bune. She was a licensed practical | nurse. !' Survivors include three sons, IfTony Carroll of Marion, Larry ; Ceradsky of Wichita and Randall ] Ceradsky of Topeka; three brpth- i ers, James Caverty Jr. of Paola, I Robert E. Boxley of Columbia, |Mo., and Richard L. Caverty of | Texas; and four sisters, Betty | IPinkard of Dotham, Ga., Ruth J. lAnderson of Peabody, Lora Riley of Fort Scott and Dora Asher of Al- ;abama. • The service will be at 2 p.m. to«day in Marion Cemetery, the Rev. {Bill Sherfy officiating. | Visitation will be from 10 a.m. jto 1 p.m. today at the Zeiner Fu- meral Home, 205 Elm, Marion ,'66861. {Clara Cerny J NARKA — Clara Cerny, 93, Nar- Jka, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at •her home. • Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, {Belleville, is handling arrange- SALINA Jments. •Claire M. Farrell I TOPEKA — Claire M. Farrell, JlOO, Topeka, died Monday, Oct. 7, J1996, at Westwood Manor, Topeka. J Mrs. Farrell was born Claire M. jSullivan on Jan. 6, 1896, at » Solomon and was a resident of ! Topeka since 1975, moving from jSalina. She taught school for 30 ; years in Saline, Ottawa and Sher•man counties. She was a former ! member of Sacred Heart Cathe- |dral, Salina, and a member of | Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic | Church, Topeka. 1 Her husband, W. Harry, died in {1961. | Survivors include a son; Robert | of Salina; a daughter, Joyce M. • Sears of Topeka; a sister, jBernadette Veltman of Salina; Jfour grandchildren; and six great| grandchildren. • The service will be at 11 a.m. ^Thursday in Mount Calvary !Cemetery, Solomon, the Rev. J Alvin Werth officiating. | A vigil will be at .7 p.m. today at • Ryan Mortuary. ! Memorials may be made to Sa- |cred Heart High School Endow- jmentFund. « The family will receive friends ! from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mor- Ituary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. « ; Lev! Louis Garrett I ELLSWORTH — Levi Louis 1 Garrett, infant son of Timothy and I Tamara Garrett of Ellsworth, was J stillborn Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at Clifton C. Pope KANSAS ABILENE: Patrick McDonald CHAPMAN: Esther Nichols ELLSWORTH: Levi Louis Garrett, Gerhard C. "Judge* Haass LINDS60RG: Melvin C. Nelson MARION: Cyrilla Carroll NARKA: Clara Cerny PHILLIPSBURQ: Doris Hazel Portenier QUINTER: Sam Jacobs TOPEKA: Claim M. Farrell WASHINGTON: Henry Von Lehe WICHITA: Elmer Burgardt OUT OF STATE Jeffrey Warren Harrison, Bozeman, Mont. '.-•',Vera Dolores Johnson, Denver Bernard "BucTUrnbach, Superior, Neb. the Salina Regional Health Center. Survivors besided the parents include, two brothers, Brandon and Ryan, both of Ellsworth; his grandparents, Charles and Mary Garrett of Ellsworth and Raymond and Frances Vopat of Wilson; and a great-grandmother, Emma Garrett of Emporia. The private service will be in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery, Pastor James Wagoner officiating. Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, is handling arrangements. Gerhard C. "Judge" Haase ELLSWORTH — Gerhard C. "Judge" Haase, 93, Ellsworth, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at the Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Ellsworth. Mr. Haase was born Dec. 26, 1902, in Ellsworth County and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired probate judge of Ellsworth County. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, Lutheran Lay- mans League, advisory board of Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Fellowship Club and American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wife, Eleonore of Ellsworth; and a son, Delmar of Kansas City, Mo. The funeral will be at 10. a.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, Pastor Gary Bender officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Retirement Center. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Jeffrey Warren Harrison BOZEMAN, Mont. — Jeffrey Warren Harrison, 23, Bozeman, died Sept. 29,1996, in a traffic accident in Bozeman. Mr. Harrison was born Dec. 25, 1972, at Newton, N.J. He was a senior at Montana State University, where he was majoring in environmental engineering. He was Montana State weightlifting champion in 1994 and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Survivors include his mother, Mona Hennes, formerly of Beloit, Kan., and stepfather, Larry Mikkelson of Warren, N. J.; his father and stepmother, Warren and Karen Harrison of Hopatcong, N.J.; a sister, Leslie Harrison of Hopatcong; and grandmother, Agnes Hennes of Parkview Care Center, Osborne, Kan. A memorial service will be Friday at the United Methodist Church, Morristown, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jeffrey W. Harri- son Memorial Fund, Box 704, Lake Hopatcong, N. J. 07849, established to promote nonalcoholic events at Montana State and a scholarship to the engineering school. Sam Jacobs QUINTER — Sam Jacobs, 84, Quinter, died Monday, Oct. 7,1996, near Russell in a traffic accident. Mr. Jacobs was born Oct. 3, 1912, at Loretto and was a longtime resident of Quinter. He had been a farmer-stockman; a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park; and a life member of Knights of Columbus, Park, and Senior Citizens, Quinter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta M., on March 26, 1995, and an infant daughter, Diana. Survivors include a son, Donald of Overland Park; three daughters, Ginny Joseph of Denver, Elaine -Williams of Shawnee and Janice Zerfas of Hoxie; three brothers, Bill of Garden City, Gilbert of Quinter and Larry of Hays; a sister, Tillie Tjaden of Lindsborg; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park, the Rev. Basil Torrez officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Park. A wake will be at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schmitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752. Vera Dolores Johnson DENVER — Vera Dolores Johnson, 61, Denver, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at the Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver. Mrs. Johnson was born Vera Dolores Reuber on Sept. 24, 1935, at McCook, Neb., and had been a resident of Rawlins County, Kan., and Georgia before moving to Denver. She was a farm wife, operated a typing and manuscript service from her home, taught music, was a choir director, church organist and pianist. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Denver, a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ludell, Kan. and had been active in the Boy Scouts. Survivors include her husband, Edgar of Denver; a son, "Eddie" Henry Reuber of Denver; and her mother, Rosie Ann Reuber of Atwood, Kan. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atwood, the Rev. Allen C. Hoger officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ludell. Memorials may be made to Atwood Redeemer Lutheran Church pipe organ fund, Boy Scouts of America Troop 199 or Boy Scouts of America national organization. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today arid Thursday at the Brantley Funeral Home, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67730. Patrick McDonald ABILENE — Patrick McDonald, 32, Abilene, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at the Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. McDonald was born Dec. 10, 1963, at Covina, Calif., and grew up in Abilene. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Abilene. Survivors include his father, Charles of Salina; and a brother, Greg of Abilene. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Andrews Catholic Church, Abilene, the Rev. Henry Mattas officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Danner Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Melvin C. Nelson LINDSBORG — Melvin C. Nelson, 87, Lindsborg, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. Mr. Nelson was born July 6, 1909, in Harper Township, McPherson County, and was a lifelong resident of the Lindsborg area. He was Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer-stockman and a member of the Freemount Lutheran Church, rural Lindsborg. Survivors include a niece, Marilyn Malm of Lindsborg. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Freemount Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lindsborg. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bethany Home Chapel, the Rev. Don Hawk officiating. Memorials may be made to Bethany Home or Freemount Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hays Funeral Home, Washington at Lincoln Streets, Box 386, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Esther Nichols CHAPMAN — Esther Nichols, 87, formerly of Chapman, died Monday, Oct. 7,1996, at the VaUey View Hospital, Renton, Wash. Mrs. Nichols was born Esther Allison on Nov. 3,1908, near Idana and lived most of her life in the Bennington, Buckeye and Chapman areas. The last couple of years, she had lived in Texas and Washington. She was a farm wife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1991 and a son, Jacob Luthi. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane Dautel of Seattle, Lila Jean Leslie of Salina and Marjorie Pat Kosanke of Belleview, Wash.; four sons, Ed Luthi and Harold Luthi, both of Houston, Lawrence Luthi of Chapman and Doug Luthi of Gig Harbor, Wash.; a sister, Laura Geske of Abilene; two brothers, Clifford Allison of Niles and Leonard Allison of Manchester; 35 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren' and great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Max Froelich officiating. Burial will be in Indian Hill Cemetery, Chapman. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Clifton C. Pope Clifton C. Pope, 80, 428 Charles, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at his home. Mr. Pope was born Sept. 29, 1916, at Hutchinson. He was a maintenance head custodian for The Salina Journal, retiring in 1982. He was past master of MR. POPE the Denver Star Lodge, Salina; former president of the NAACP in Hutchinson from 1949 to 1959, helped organize the Kansas State Conference of the NAACP and ran for Hutchinson city commission in 1944. Survivors include his wife, Erma of the home; six sons, Darrell, Kent and Gary, all of Hutchinson, Terry and David, both of Salina, and Ronald of Princeton, N.J.; four daughters, Sheila Francois of Salina, Rochelle Fox of Greens- boro, N.C., Marilyn Jessamy of Yonkers, N.Y., and Tawana Garcia of Kansas City, Mo.; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th, Hutchinson, the Rev. William J. Green officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Doris Hazel Portenier PHILLIPSBURG — Doris Hazel Portenier, 91, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at the Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg. Mrs. Portenier was born Doris Hazel Helms on March 5, 1905, at Munden and was a longtime resident of Phillips County. She was a homemaker and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her husband, Irwin, died in 1990. Survivors include a sister, Rosabell Betts of Nevada, Iowa. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, Pastor Wayne Howard officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Phillips County. Memorials may be made to Voice of Prophecy. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Bernard "Bud" Umbach SUPERIOR, Neb. — Bernard "Bud" Umbach, 78, Superior, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at the Brod- stone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital, Superior. Mr. Umbach was born April 22, 1918, at Superior and had been a resident of Yankton, S.D., Clay Center and Riverton before returning to Superior in 1934. He worked for Consumers Public Power for 10 years and Superior Utilities Electrical Department for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was a former member of the Superior Volunteer Department, Central Nebraska Rock and Mineral Society and a life member of American Angus Breeders Association. Survivors include his wife, Goldie of Superior; and a sister, Mildred Larraway of Poulsbo, Wash. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Burr Oak, Kan., Cemetery, Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Memorials may be made to Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital. Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978, is handling arrangements. Henry Von Lehe WASHINGTON — Henry Von Lehe, 84, rural Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 8,1996, at the Washington County Hospital, Washington. Mr. Von Lehe was born July 8, 1912, at Linn. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation and was a member of the Washington Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona. Survivors include a stepson, Lloyd Wymore of Beatrice, Neb.; a stepdaughter, Carol Koss of Hastings, Neb.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church, Washington, Pastor Barry O. Parks officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Washington. Memorials may be made to Mid American Heart Association. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Second St., Washington 66968. Phone / Order could take weeks -— OM THE I FROM PAGE A1 J Politicians have been invited; "the mayors of Hill City and «Bogue will make a ceremonial I telephone call to U.S. Rep. Pat j Roberts, R-Kan.; and the public «will be treated to a free lunch at !the Hill City Elks Lodge. The ! area's new system will be dedi- J cated by the cutting of an old lead «phone cable. ! "Hill City, Bogue and Penokee J residents finally have the oppor- Itunity to break free from sub- 'standard service and enjoy 'telecommunications services (that are on par or better than Seven most metropolitan areas," [said Larry Sevier, general man-, 'ager of Rural. ! The road to Thursday has been ! long. | It started in late 1993, when • members of the Hill City Council ' voted not to renew the town's 1 decades-old franchise agreement \ with Sprint-United Telephone of •Overland Park. Bogue did not «have a franchise agreement, but ! joined its neighbor in asking for a J new telephone provider. j In early 1994, both communities "offered franchise agreements to [Rural Telephone. Meanwhile, United struck a deal with the WaKeeney-based Classic Telephone to sell the Graham County exchanges. But as they had with United, Hill City and Bogue officials refused to sign a franchise agreement with Classic. Their decision was based on Classic's recent entry into the telephone business — the company is a cable provider — and its purchase of United's outdated system. In response, Classic filed a compliant with the Federal Communications Commission to force the towns to give the company a franchise agreement. Classic also took its case to court with a lawsuit that is still pending in federal court against Rural, Hill City and eight other towns. Members of the Hill City Council met Monday night, but did not make a decision on the FCC order. Hill City Attorney Bill Elliott said the more than 20-page order, received this past week, upheld a city's franchise right under the massive federal communications legislation passed this year, but said applications must be considered on nondiscriminatory grounds. His interpretation of the order is that Hill City should have given Classic the chance to meet certain standards, such as buried cable, instead of simply rejecting the company's application. Elliott expects the council to take some time to decide its response to the order. "I think it's far too complex. It will probably take several weeks," he said. As for Graham County residents, more than 95 percent of them signed up with Rural, despite aggressive efforts by Classic to win customers. Rural's Sevier said the technology available in Hill City, Bogue and Penokee includes fiberoptic cable to the home, which will allow citizens to tap into interactive services once they are developed. He said the advanced communications system also will serve as a basis for economic development efforts. "We've gotten a little taste of what competition if going to be like in the future," Sevier said. "It was obvious in Hill City and Bogue that the people wanted a company that provided better service. It's been a long battle and it could have been easier, but we came out OK." Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS - None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Shelby Blen, Robert Caldwell, Jackson Dempsey and Hannelore Jennings, all of Salina; Bethena Hemphill, Gypsum; Krysten Kline, Delphos; Sydney Kline, Delphos; Berniece Enlow, Minneapolis; Hedwig Niedens, WaKeeney. DISMISSALS — Deidra Ayotte and baby girl, Julie Colahan, Lyric Gibson, Dorothy Pells, Lorraine Robb, all of Salina; Joe Glenn, Clyde; Clyde Heart, Enterprise; Kristen Hudson and baby girl, Lindsborg; Jimmy Sargent, Russell. Births BOY: Eva Guerrero, Salina, 7 Ibs. 8 ozs., born Oct. 7. Richard L. and Paula E. Irish, Salina, 7 Ibs. 10.5, born Oct. 7. GIRLS: Robbie L. and Delicia N. Timm, Salina, 6 Ibs. 13 ozs., born Oct. 7. Laurence and Bethena Hemphill, Gypsum, 8 Ibs. 14 ozs., born Oct. 8. District court CHARGED — Thomas William Miller, 20, 2231 Hageman, charges of unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful acts and no proof of insur- ance in connection with a traffic stop July 3 in the 300 block of South Broadway. Larry Joseph Wray, 16, 421 S. Ninth, charges of criminal possession of a firearm and theft in connection with an incident Sept. 23 at 123 N. Clark. SENTENCED — Kevin J. Luna, 33, Rose Hill, one year in jail and a $500 fine for driving under the influence; two year probation granted on condition he serve five days in jail, perform 10 hours of community service, have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle and complete other conditions set forth by the court. TUESDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 3-8-4 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "He thatfoHou/eth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour." — Proverbs 21:21 TYMCA YMCA wants little kids watched Parents often leave children at YMCA as cheap day-care spot By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal Safe and supervised, the Salina Family YMCA seems like a perfect place for kids to go to have fun and exercise. But lately the YMCA is too often becoming an all-day child-care center, something that concerns executive director Phil Guries. As a result, the YMCA has begun stricter enforcement of a policy that says children 12 and under cannot use the facilities unless accompanied by a parent or adult, or if they're participating in a YMCA supervised sport or activity. Guries said too many neglectful parents were dropping their children off for hours while they went shopping or to work or elsewhere. The move was made for safety and security, he said, and because of the liability risk posed if an unsupervised child gets hurt. "We realize we can't be in every part of the building all the hours we're open," Guries said. "We had one parent drop off a 3- and an 8- year-old, and the 8-year-old was supposed to watch the 3-year-old." The YMCA has a nursery for infants and a kids' gym for toddlers, Guries said,, but they are there for the convenience of members while they're there working out. The YMCA also has a room for teenagers to congregate, with Foosball and pool tables. Guries said the policy was modeled on similar policies at other YMCAs. "We've had one or two parents who said they didn't like the idea. We understand that, but it makes sense to have it at that age, since it goes along with the weight room and the teen center (using age 12 as a cut-off)," he said. One parent, who didn't want to be named, said the change upsets her because of the fees the Y charges children. The YMCA charges $35 annually for a child membership, plus a $9 fee for each team sport the child plays. An adult membership costs $268.80 a year. Because she can't afford and doesn't have the time for a membership for herself, this parent said, her children can only use their memberships to play organized YMCA sports. She feels like she's being charged twice for her children to play on sports teams. Another parent, who also declined to give her name, said she resents paying extra for her 12- and 10-year-old children to play on YMCA sports teams. "They've gone in and played basketball (alone), but they won't let them do that now," she said. Guries, however, said parents who don't have their own memberships are welcome to come in anytime with their children who have youth memberships and watch them. He defended the Y's fees, saying the YMCA is subsidizing 80 percent of the real cost of activities. Around the country, the average youth membership to a YMCA is $100 annually, and youth sports fees range from $40 to $50, he said. Few problems elsewhere At the YWCA and the Central Mall, officials said they have not experienced a significant problem with children being dropped off and left unattended. During the summer at Salina Municipal Swimming Pools, there are children who come and spend the day, but the high level of supervision keeps the kids in check. "We've had managers staying till 8:30 or a quarter of nine after the pool closes, waiting with kids because nobody shows up," said Randi Clifford, superintendent of recreation. "It's a sad situation but it does occur. It's the latch-key situation applied to summer." Assistant Salina Police Chief Glen Kochanowski said police officers are sometimes called to try and find parents when a young child is unattended. Parents, he said, should realize there are greater temptations for such children to shoplift and get into trouble when they're left alone. "A mall is not a place where a child should be dropped off," he said. CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, an article in Tuesday's edition about a conditional use permit for a dog kennel incorrectly identified the church Bobby George serves as pastor. George is the pastor of Providence Southern Baptist Church.

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