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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1997 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Arnold H. Albers COLBY — Arnold H. Albers, 76, Colby, died Tuesday, April 29, .1997, at Via Christi Regional Med- <ical Center, Wichita. *_ Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, •'Oakley, is handling arrange- 'ments. David Allen Chambers NORTON — David Allen Chambers, 36, Norton, died Sunday, April 27,1997, in a traffic accident at Paris, Texas. ;, Mr. Chambers was born July 19, ^1960, at Lexington, Neb., and was a (longtime resident of the Lyle, Nor- •0atur and Norton areas. He was a roofer, an ordained minister, a representative for Abate Motorcycle Club and a member of Free Tomorrow. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Loretta and Larry Breinig of Arapahoe, Neb.; his father and stepmother, Carrol and Elaine Chambers of Garden City; a brother, Mark of Duncan, Okla.; a sister, Lisa Chambers of Hastings, Neb.; a stepbrother, Matt Breinig of Wichita; and a stepsister, Michelle Penner of Aurora, Neb. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral j' home. Dr. Arthur W. Dirks WaKEENEY — Dr. Arthur W. - K D.irks, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, April 29,1997, at the Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements. Philip D. Dolan OBERLIN — Philip D. Dolan, 62, Oberlin, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at his home. Mr. Dolan was born April 6, 1935, at Indianola, Neb., and was a resident of Lincoln, Neb., and Mc- Opok, Neb., before moving to Oberlin in 1961. He was a quality "control supervisor at Dayco Corp. in McCook and attended the Faith Lutheran Church, Oberlin. ,. A grandson preceded him in fdeath. V. ^ Survivors include his wife, Bon- /nle of the home; two sons, Scott of ^Oberlin and Tom of Palmer, Alaska; two daughters, Janet Taggart Bunker Hill and Jeannie Gawith of Oberlin; a brother, Daniel of Indianola; two sisters, Darlene Baker of Henderson, Nev., and Weaver of Edgewater, Colo.; eight grandchildren. ' !ij- The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. -'"•."Friday at the Faith Lutheran ; Church, Oberlin, the Rev. Robert Rademacher officiating. Burial '•'• will be in Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pres,, byterian St. Luke's Transplant "7.'Center, Denver. ui'iV Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, and after 8 a.m. Friday at the church. Beulah R. Elliott RANDALL — Beulah R. Elliott, •89, Randall, died Monday, April 28,1997, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit. Mrs. Elliott was born Beulah R. Hutchison on April 20, 1908, at Randall and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a resident of Hilltop Lodge since 1990. She was a farm wife and managed a Randall restaurant and later was a part time grocery clerk for more than 20 years in Randall. She was a member of the Randall Christian Church. „ She was preceded in death by ' her husband, Lloyd R., in 1991 and a daughter, Beulah Louise, in 1933. Survivors include a son, Charles of Wichita. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the RandaU Community Church, the Rev. Dan Daniels .officiating. Burial will be in Randall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Community Church. Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Blachly & Buoy Funeral Home, T SALINA SCHOOL DISTRICT Today's obituaries SAUNA Patsy ft. Thompson KANSAS BURRTON: Verfton W. Zirrirnarrnarl COLBY: Arnold H. Albem GORHAM: Ralph Mermls \ GYPSUM: Sid Moore HERINGTON: George W. Munkres LINDSBORG: Mildred Lundquist • MARQUETTE: Pauline E. Klmble '.;. McPHERSON: Mary Ann Johnson , MINNEAPOLIS: Mona Roste Travis NEWTON: Virginia F. Woolf NORTON: David Allen Chambers, Roberta Marie Tasulxa Smith OBERLiN: Philip D. Dolan OSBORNE: Leonard L. Mans RANDALL: Beulah R. Elliott WaKEENEY: Dr. Arthur W. Dlrko OUTOFSTATE Jimmy C. Morris, Superior, Neb. . Third and Walnut, Jamestown 66948, is handling arrangements. Mary Ann Johnson McPHERSON — Mary Ann Johnson, 85, McPherson, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at McPherson Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born Mary Ann McGuire on Jan. 14, 1912, at McGuire, Colo., and was a resident of McPherson since 1962, moving from rural Galva. She was the former owner of Mary Ann's Clothing Store. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Chamber of Commerce, both of McPherson. Survivors include her husband, Arthur W. of the home; a son, David A. of Wichita; a daughter, Dana Toburen of Larkspur, Colo.; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson; the Revs. Sandy Schlesselman and Paul Kelly officiating. Burial will be in New Gottland Lutheran Cemetery, rural McPherson. Memorials may be made to the church or Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N, Chestnut, McPherson 67460. Pauline E. Kimble MARQUETTE — Pauline E. Kimble, 91, Marquette, died Monday, April 28, 1997, at Riverview Estates, Marquette. Mrs. Kimble was born Pauline E. Winslow on Nov. 1,1905, at Salina and was a resident of Phillipsburg before returning to Marquette in 1955. She was a former nurse's aide at Riverview Estates and a clerk at the drug store. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Marquette, and Rebekah Lodge, Brookville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin, in 1976 and a son, Floyd Allen. Survivors include a sister, Clara Mae Kenison of Salina; four grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Marquette United Methodist Church, Pastor Roger Winn officiating. Burial will be in Marquette Cemetery with rites by the Brookville Rebekah Lodge. Memorials may be made to Riverview Estates or church. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N. Jackson, Marquette 67464. A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Freemount Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lindsborg. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Freemount Lutheran Church, rural Lindsborg, the Revs. Robert Lundgren and Franklyn Pekarek officiating. Memorials may be made to the church or Lindsborg Community Home Health in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hays Funeral Home, Washington at Lincoln Streets, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Leonard L. Mans OSBORNE — Leonard L. Mans, 77, Osborne, died Monday, April 28,1997, at his home. Mr. Mans was born April 14, 1920, at Osborne and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer, a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, both of Osborne, and Loyal Order of the Moose, Concordia. Survivors include his wife, Rita of the home; two sons, Jake and Marvin, both of Osborne; three daughters, Anna Marie Eck of Osborne, Janet Princ of Luray and Mary Gantz of Concordia; two brothers, Bill and Ben, both of Osborne; four sisters, Maxine Brummer of Downs, Lucille Junk of Colorado Springs, Colo., Monica Eilert of Beloit and Edith Reinert of Downs; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Downs, the Rev, Roger Hough officiating. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery. A vigil and rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Heartland. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473. Catholic Cemetery, rural Gypsum. A vigil and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in care of the family. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Jimmy C. Morris SUPERIOR, Neb. — Jimmy C. Morris, 61, Superior, died Tuesday, April 29,1997, at Lincoln. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Chapel, Superior, which is handling arrangements. George M. Munkres HERINGTON — George W. Munkres, 76, Herington, died Monday, April 28,1997, at the Herington Municipal Hospital. Mr. Munkres was born Nov. 27, 1920, in northeast Morris County and moved to Herington in 1957 from Council Grove. He was an Army veteran. He worked for a farm equipment dealer for MR. MUNKRES Ralph Mermis Mildred Lundquist LINDSBORG — Mildred Lundquist, 78, Lindsborg, died Monday, April 28, 1997, at the Lindsborg Community Hospital. Mrs. Lundquist was born Mildred Ahlstedt on Feb. 7, 1919, at Lindsborg and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freemount Lutheran Church, WELCA, Galaxy Club, Extension Homemakers Unit, and was Queen of the 1995 Svensk Hyllningsfest, all of the Lindsborg area. Survivors include her husband, Verner of Lindsborg; a son, Richard of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Jane Yake of Salina; a brother, Maynard Ahlstedt of Lindsborg; and four grandchildren. GORHAM — Ralph Mermis, 71, Gorham, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge. Mr. Mermis was born March 21, 1926, at Gorham and was a resident of Fort Dodge since 1994. He lived most of his life at Gorham except for a year in Topeka. He was an Army veteran and worked for the Russell County road and bridge department for 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham, Hays American Legion and a life member of Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include two brothers, Elmer of Russell and Edwin of Gorham; and four sisters, Henrietta Sommers of Victoria, Alice Milke of Gorham, Evelyn Warfield of Silver Springs, Md., and Sister Concepta Mermis of Concordia. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Walker, the Rev. Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery with military rites by Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Veterans of Foreign Wars rosary Thursday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays 67601. Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church Repair Fund. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday all at the mortuary. Sid Moore GYPSUM — Sid Moore, 79, Gypsum, died Oct. 16,1994, at Salina. Mr. Moore was born June 30, 1915, at Washington, Okla. He was an Army Aircorps veteran of World War II. He was a machinist and millwright for many years and worked 14 years for Tony's Pizza. Survivors include his wife, Bette of the home; and a half sister, Mrs. William Brunson of Wichita. A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Patricks Catholic Church, Gypsum, the Rev. John Wolseky officiating. In- urnment will be in St. Patricks 10 years in Council Grove; managed and owned a .John Deere dealership in Herington; was co-owner of Munkres Grain Elevators in Delavan and Council Grove and the John Deere dealership in Council Grove; after 1985 owned and managed a stock brokerage office in Herington; and worked for Wilson's Motors, Council Grove. He was a life member of Isis Shrine Temple and AAONMS, serving as potentate in 1976 and recorder in 1977; a life member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Valley of "Salina and Orient of Kansas; a member of the Isis Pipes and Drums; a member of First Christian Church, Kansas Lodge 307, AF & AM; Kansas Chapter 73, RAM, Herington Commandery 53, KT, and Esther Chapter 96 Order of the Eastern Star, all of Herington; Veterans of Foreign Wa'rs Post 1980 of Emporia, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 830 of Junction City. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie P. of Herington; and a sister, Bessie Gilliland of Hodgsenville, Ky. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, Herington, the Revs. Everett Mitchell and Herschel Dugan officiating. A Kansas Lodge 307, AF & AM committal service will be in Sunny Slope Memorial Garden Cemetery, Council Grove, with military rites. Memorials may be made to Shrine Children's Hospital, First Christian Church or Herington Municipal Hospital in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449, where the family will receive friends'from 7 to 8 p.m. Roberta Marie Smith NORTON — Roberta Marie Tasuixa Smith, 22, Norton, died Sunday, April 27,1997, in a traffic accident at Paris, Texas. Ms. Smith was born Roberta Marie Smith On March 25,1975, at Denver and moved to Norton two years agq from Denver. Survivors include her mother, Arelene Smith of Norton; a daughter, Cheyanne T. Smith of the home; her grandparents, Edward Jones of Arapahoe, Neb., and Claudene and Elden Smith of Detroit, Texas; three brothers, Jacob Smith, Lance Smith and Nathan Smith, all of Norton; and three sisters, Tina Smith of Norton and Dusty Smith and Ricki Loftis, both of Denver. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation Will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 29, 1997, at the Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Thompson was born Patsy R. Warlick on Feb. 3, 1924, at Chickasha, Okla., and was a resident of Salina most of her life. She was a nurse's aide and worked in health care for many years. Survivors include two sons, Rufus J. Janzen of Salina and Jay Rex Janzen of Arvin, Calif.; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-stepgrandchild. A memorial service will be later. Memorials may be made to Patsy R. Thompson Cremation Fund in care of Rufus J. Janzen, 2745 N. Sundowner Road, Salina. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Mona Rose Travis MINNEAPOLIS — Mona Rose Travis, 86, Minneapolis, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at the Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. Mrs. Travis was born Mona Rose Payne on March 11, 1911, at Solomon and was a resident of Minneapolis since 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of the Minneapolis Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oron R., in 1967; and two sons, Ronald, in 1994 and 'Arthur, in 1949. Survivors include a son, Bill G. of Minneapolis; a sister, Agnes Rowe of Marlin, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. David Heikes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467. White/ Victims were lying in blood FROM PAGE A1 Patsy R. Thompson Patsy R. Johnstown, Thompson, 73, 1007 died Tuesday, April Virginia F.Woolf NEWTON — Virginia F. Woolf, 82, Newton, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at the Newton Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Woolf was born Virginia F. Stansberry on Jan. 22, 1915, at Lakeland, Fla. She was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a nurse. She was a homemaker and a volunteer in the Catholic Church. Her husband, Merle C., died in 1989. Survivors include two sons, William R. of Wichita.and James M. of Matteson, 111.; a brother, Calvin W. Stansberry of Salina; a sister, Eva Noyes of Osborne; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newton, the Rev. Ken Schuckman officiating. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, 111. Memorials may be made to Dogs for the Deaf in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton 67114, is handling arrangements. Vernon W. Zimmerman BURRTON — Vernon W. Zimmerman, 85, Burrton, died Monday, April 28,1997, at his home. Mr. Zimmerman was born March 12, 1912, at Inman and was a resident of Burrton since 1989, moving from Inman. He was a farmer and retired custodian for Inman schools, Bank of Inman and Drs. Loganbill & Kaufman. He was a member of West Liberty Mennonite Church, rural Inman, and St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Inman. His wife, Fayanna L., died in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Verona Guthrie of Burrton; a brother, Ernest of Reedley, Calif.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Burrton, the Rev. Steve Payne officiating. Burial will be in Halstead Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Harvey County 4-H. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. "Did you see two black people said to be going into the trunk of a maroon Olds Cutlass?" asked White's lead defense attorney, Benjamin Wood. Mayfield replied no. Wood asked no further questions and provided no explanation for his question. Salina Police Officer John Krenowicz told how he and officer Brian McClurg were called to check the welfare of the residents of the home about 1 p.m. They entered through the open overhead garage door and the open door to the home and found McKim's body on her bedroom floor. In a bedroom across the hall they found Abercrombie's body on the floor and Christopher's body on the bed. All three victims were lying in pools of blood, Krenowicz said. Pathologist Dr. Erik Mitchell, Topeka, who did the autopsies, testified that he found more than one pattern of marks on the bodies from the murder weapon or weapons. Mitchell said he couldn't identify the weapon, nor could he say if the fatal injuries were all from one attack or whether they were inflicted by one person. Wood asked questions to suggest a blond hair found at the murder scene might have come from an emergency medical technician attending to the victims. White's hair is brown. Later, Wood implied that results of an FBI examination of hairs and fibers taken from McKim's stolen car didn't match White's hair. In response to cross-examination by Wood, Salina police lieutenant Pat Soukup said fingerprints on documents recovered from the. vehicle weren't those of White's. McKim's and Abercrombie's purses were found inside the car and their contents were scattered on the floorboards. Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent Ron Hagen testified there was no sign of forced entry to the McKim house. He said a cable had been cut, along with a telephone line outside the house and a wire near the air conditioner. Two gloves were found on a floor near an open closet. Footprints were found outside the rear of the home and below an open garage window. Hagen said the prints appeared to have been made by someone wearing sneakers and the number "13" was visible in one of the prints. ON THE School officials take their concerns to the people «*»•, More taxes, more volunteers offered as solutions to help district deal with low budget By DAN ENGLAND Tlia Salina Journal With a grim look on his face, John Chalmers spoke Tuesday night about a tour of Roosevelt-Lincoln Middle School taken by a few citizens. It was during a rainy day, and wa^er was dripping into pails scattered about the school's hallways. And there was some water even the pails couldn't catch: A steady stream was running down the walls. "They were asking, 'How can we even use this building?' " Chalmers said. The story is just one of a thousand that school administrators and volunteers such as Chalmers from the Salina School District's "Creating the Future" project have used to illustrate what they call a funding crisis facing the district. The cause, officials say, is the lack of money to solve even something as basic as patching a leaking roof. Administrators and members from three Creating the Future teams were at Hawthorne Elementary, 715 N. Ninth, to ask Salina citizens what they can do about the funding problems during a town meeting. The district is planning three more meetings by May 6, the next one at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Stewart Elementary School, 2123 Roach. After a video presentation illustrating the district's funding woes, about 25 audience members — most of whom were school officials or teachers — discussed possible solutions, including volunteering to raise property taxes, implementing a sales tax or increasing the number of volunteer hours by citizens. Superintendent Gary Norris and other officials made it clear they weren't bringing out the doom and gloom just to pass a local- option budget, which is a means by which school districts can increase their state-set budgets by raising local property taxes. The measure, part of which is funded by the state, is subject to voter approval, and Salina voters twice have said no. Norris said the road to easing the school district's budget crisis includes adoption of a local-option budget as well as volunteer programs, changes in the state's school finance law and business partnerships. "It's going to take a total community effort," Norris said. "I don't believe just passing a local-option budget would completely solve our problems." The district hopes to use feedback gathered at the meetings and develop a plan in the fall to help deal with funding problems. Salina School Board President Linda Smith voiced this plea before the meeting was adjourned: "Tell us organizations, or your neighbors who would help or give us input, and give it to us. We need your help as well." Any organizations or citizens willing to help can call a school principal or Norris' office at 826-4727. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — William Robert Wolf, Salina; Virginia J. Avis, Kanopolis. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Cleta L. Andrews, Anna Gering, Nicole R. Hopkins and Charles W. Mize, all of Salina; Edna E. Whitehair, Abilene; Sandra J. Stogsdill, Green; Wilber H. Norden, Kensington; Sharon K. Russ, Solomon. DISMISSALS — Henderson baby boy and Henry J. Leiker, both of Salina; Jason S. Maholland, Barnard; Jo Ann Anderson, Chapman; Wilbert H. Norden, Kensington; Melanie Watson and baby boy, Minneapolis. Births BOYS: Melanie Watson, Minneapolis, 7 Ibs. 1 oz., born April 27. Justin and Sharon Russ, Solomon, 8 Ibs., 4 ozs., born April 29. Police blotter THEFT — Money belonging to the Bedroom Showplace was taken from 2259 S. Ninth between 6:15 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.ni. Monday; $1,047 loss. THEFT/DAMAGE TO PROPERTY — The left rear was broken and a speaker box and a Rockford Fosgate amplifier were taken from a 1990 Geo Storm belonging to James C. Walle while it was parked at 2701 Highland between 12:45 and 8 a.m. Monday; $400 loss, $100 damage. v^i^T/&fr ^Numbers TUESDAY'S mumme DAILY PICK 3 0-6-4 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us." — 1 John 4:12

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