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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS DEATHS & FUNERALS MONDAY, MAY_5,_Jj397_A5 Barbara L. "Bobye" Bethell HILL CITY — Barbara L. "Bobye" Bethell, 80, Hill City, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at Stormont- Vail Medical Center, Topeka. Mrs. Bethell was born Barbara Smith on Feb. 27, 1917, in Gove County and was a longtime area resident. She was a registered nurse at Graham County Hospital retiring in 1974. She was a member of Presbyterian Church, Millbrook Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star 108 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Hill City. She also was a member of Graham County Dawson Place for many years. Survivors include her husband, Ralph "Buck" of Hill City; three daughters, Susan Stiff of Piano, Texas, Joy Radcliffe of Hill City and Loe Bethell of Irving, Texas; three sisters, Loe Higgins of Independence, Mo., Carole Dodd of Hill City and Leonora Linders of Sharon Springs; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hill City Christian Church, the Rev. Ellen Carter officiating. Burial will be in Hill City Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hill City Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation. Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, is handling arrangements. M. Lucille Dorsch PRAIRIE VILLAGE — M. Lucille Dorsch, 76, Prairie Village, died Friday, May 2,1997. Mrs. Dorsch was born M. Lucille Brown on April 30, 1921, at Miltonvale and was a longtime Prairie Village resident. She was a grade school teacher in Miltonvale and later worked at Waddell and Reed, retiring in 1992. She was a member of PEO, Eastern Star, Women's City Club, Pilots International and Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Adrian of Prairie Village; two sons, Dr. John of Kansas City and Daniel of Leawood; and a brother W. Morris Brown of West Covina, Calif. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. 64131. Freda F. Dotson HILL CITY — Freda F. Dotson, 81, Hill City, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at Dawson Place, Hill City. Mrs. Dotson was born Freda Moore on March 23, 1916, near Bogue and was a lifetime area resident. She was a housekeeper and a member of Nicodemus First Missionary Baptist Church, Extension Home Unit and Nicodemus American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Tom, died in 1961. Survivors include two sons, Burton Ford of Omaha, Neb., and Tom Williams of Hays; five daughters, Almedia Reece and Clara Clark, both of Hill City, Doris Clark and Arlene Jackson, both of Las Vegas, and Karla Legere of Enid, Okla.; two brothers, Kenneth Moore of Topeka and Willie Moore of Oak Dale, La.; a sister, Elsie Williams of Topeka; 38 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer Chapel, the Rev. David Helms officiating. Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. Sophia Elsasser WAKEFIELD — Sophia Elsass- T HOLOCAUST MEMORIALS Today't obituaries SAUNA John Howell Ruth Ann Jackson KANSAS ABILENE: Dariene Samms HILL CITY: Barbara L. "Bobye" Bethell, Freda F. Dotson HOISINGTON: Marvin L. Parks MINNEAPOLIS: Rose L, Nelson MORLAND: Bryar Roy Toll NEW ALMELO: Albert J. Otter PHILLIPSBURG: Lola M. Fessler PRAIRIE VILLAGE: M. Lucille Dorsch WAKEFIELD: Sophia Elsasser OUT OF STATE Joe A. Rohla, Superior, Neb. er, 101, Wakefield, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Wakefield Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Elsasser was born Dec. 19, 1895, at Industry. She was a member of Mizpah United Methodist Church until moving in 1974 to Clay Center, where she joined St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in 1984; a son and a daughter. Survivors include two sons, Harold of Clyde and Duane of Wakefield; two daughters, Loretta Hafner of Clay Center and Leora Leonard of McPherson; 14 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Chapel, Clay Center, the Rev. David Miller officiating. Burial will be in Athelstane Cemetery, Clay Center. Memorials may be made to Mizpah United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Lola M. Fessler PHILLIPSBURG — Lola M. Fessler, 84, Phillipsburg, died Friday, May 2,1997, at Phillips County Hospital. Mrs. Fessler was born Lola Johnson on Sept. 16,1912, at Washington County and was a longtime area resident. She was a homemaker and member of Phillipsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Her husband, Walter, died in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Douglas of Concord, Calif., and Melvin of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Dorene Hobbs and Nelda Bowen, both of Phillipsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, with VFW Auxiliary services. Memorials may be made to the Visually Handicapped, Heart Association or VFW Auxiliary. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. John Howell John Howell, 92, Salina, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Ruth Ann Jackson Ruth Ann Jackson, 51, Salina, died Saturday, May 3,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Jackson was born Ruth Ann Merrill on Jan. 29, 1946, at Ellsworth and was a Salina resident since 1976, moving from Kanopolis. She was a homemaker and had worked as a dishwasher at Sands Restaurant in Salina for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Salina. Survivors include her husband, Marshall of the home; two sons, David Urbanek and Richard Jenson, both of Salina; four daughters, Leila Richardson, Leonia Sue Urbanek, Lavelle Urbanek and Lorie Ann Urbanek, all of Salina; a brother, Donald Merrill of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Deloris of Kingman, Ariz., Marjorie Wilcox of Salina and Dorothy Embrey of Neosha, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Gerald Craig and LaVern Turner officiating. Private burial will be in Kanopolis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. • Wednesday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Rose L. Nelson MINNEAPOLIS — Rose L. Nelson, 76, Minneapolis, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. She was born April 3, 1921, at Tescott and lived in Minneapolis since 1987, moving from Delphos. She was an elementary school teacher in Ottawa, Dickinson and Jewell counties, worked at Ell- Kan in Ellsworth and was librarian at Delphos Public Library. She was a member of Delphos First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Delphos Rest Home board. Survivors include a half-sister, Gladys Roof of Solomon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shields Funeral Home, the Rev. William Hurtig officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Tescott. Memorials may be made to Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Albert J. Otter NEW ALMELO — Albert J. Otter, 96, New Almelo, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at Norton County Hospital, Norton. Mr. Otter was born Sept. 28, 1900, north of New Almelo. He was a farmer and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Almelo, Knights of Columbus, Men's Sodality Organization and National Youth Organization. He was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald and Roger; and a daughter, Ursula Otter. Survivors include his wife, Sophia of the home; five sons, Conrad of McPherson, Alfred of New Almelo, Francis of Lenora, Gilbert of Norton and Harold of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Mary Schamberger of Hoxie and Janice Richards of Sandia Park, N.M.; 39 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. John Walsh officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund or Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund. Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67573, is handling arrangements. Marvin L. Parks HOISINGTON — Marvin L. Parks, 62, Hoisington, died Saturday, May 3,1997, at his home. Mr. Parks was born April 2, 1935, at Miller and was a resident of Hoisington since 1960. He was a retired gas service manager for Kansas Power & Light, retiring in 1992. He was an Army veteran and member of First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 331 AF&AM and Order of Eastern Star Una Chapter 119, all of Hoisington; York Rite Lodge of Great Bend; Scottish Rite of Wichita and Isis Shrine of Salina. His wife, Mary Joan, died in 1995. Survivors include a son, Keith of Overland Park; a daughter, Lori Kay Parks of Lee's Summitt. Mo.; three brothers, James of Ellsworth, Charles of Topeka and Kenneth of Holyroocl; and a sister, Louise Woods of Ulysses. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, the Rev. Paula Bell officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery with Masonic military graveside rites. Memorials may be made to the church or Clara Barton Foundation. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544, and from noon until the service Tuesday at the church. Joe A. Rohla SUPERIOR, Neb. — Joe A. Rohla, 86, Superior, died Sunday, May 4,1997, at Superior. Mr. Rohla was born Sept. 11, 1910, at Milligan. He was a farmer, World War II Army veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Ila of the home; a daughter, Joann Sankey of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Burial will be in Webber (Kan.) Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials may be made to the cemetery association. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. Dariene Samms ABILENE — Dariene Samms, 63, Abilene, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Samms was born Dariene Snyder on Sept. 19, 1933, at Hutchinson and was a resident of Abilene since 1981 moving from Ulysses. She worked for Abilene Health Center retiring in 1991, and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Abilene. Survivors include her husband, Gene of the home; a son, Michael of Overland Park; a daughter, Darla Mather of Gladstone, Mo.; her mother, Mildred Snyder of Hutchinson; a brother, Robert Snyder of Hutchinson; a sister, Betty Miller of Sylvia; and four grandchildren. The funewal will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Peace Creek Cemetery, near Sylvia. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Doctor / Education helps to save lives in African nation FROM PAGE A1 The seed for his missionary career was planted by his wife's cousin, who had attended a missionary conference and talked up the experience. "We prayed about it, and every time I turned around I met a missionary," he said. "That was the Lord's way of trying to tell me something." His first tour started in September of 1978 near the village of Wa- solo. He was working near there three years ago during a serious outbreak of clysentery. At about the same time, plague struck India and was widely reported in the world pi'ess. "We had more people die around Wasolo from the dysentery epidemic than (from the plague) in the whole country of India, but it didn't make the news," Samuelson said. In that Wasolo epidemic, the villagers were largely the victims of their own poor hygiene. They draw water from rivers polluted with human waste. Flies coming from open latrines have easy access to food through unscreened windows. The church is helping by educating the people and helping them protect unpolluted wells. Despite the dysentery outbreak, the most serious continual challenges in that part of the country are malaria, malnutrition, anemia, AIDS and sleeping sickness, Samuelson said. There are hospitals and clinics, but the level of service is much lower than in this country, a situation that one might think would be frustrating for Western doctors T VALUJET CRASH used to the latest techniques and gadgetry. "You develop an acceptance of the situation you're in," Samuelson said. Not all was medically bleak. While some support structures had deteriorated, vaccination programs were having noticeable affects. "The government services that were marginal when we arrived are nonexistent now. The economy's gotten worse," Samuelson said. But vaccines and an ambitious inoculation campaign have greatly reduced the number of children dying of measles, he said. "The under-5 mortality rate has gotten better in the last 15 to 20 years," he said. "A number of years ago the (under-5) mortality rate was a real problem. In most villages 20 to 30 years ago it was 40 to 50 percent." Access to care also has improved but remains well below what Westerners would demand. A primary health-care master plan assigns every village to a hospital. The hospitals in turn operate satellite health centers staffed by a nurse and a laboratory helper. One hospital may have 40 to 50 clinics each with responsibility for three to four villages. "The development has been pretty strong," he said. The goal is to have a health center located no more than 10 kilometers from a village. "In some areas that's been achieved," he said. "Most people only have to walk two to three miles for treatment." Investigator: Plane overcome by fumes Bryar Roy Toll MORLAND — Bryar Roy Toll, 5, son of Todd and Geraldine "Gerry" Toll, Morland, died Saturday, May 3,1997, at his home. Survivors besides his parents include a brother, Nathan of the home; a sister, Shannon of the home; and his grandparents, Alfred and Anna "Haffner" Albers of Selden and Alan and Donna "Minium" Toll of Morland. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City, the Rev. Donald McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Morland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to National M.P.S. Society (Hurlers Syndrome), 17 Kraemer, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church. Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, is handling arrangements. Toxic fumes from tires burning in cargo hold killed crew, passengers By The Associated Press MIAMI — The chief investigator probing the ValuJet crash thinks the DC-9 nosedived into the Everglades after the pilot was overcome by toxic fumes and that all 110 people aboard died before impact, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. "My own personal view is that they were all dead before the airplane nosed over" and plunged into the Everglades, said John Goglia, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board and the chief investigator in the case. He also believes Flight 592 went into its steep dive because one of the pilots was overcome by fumes and collapsed on the controls. "That's why it nosed over," he said. "One of them fell forward." An NTSB source told The Associated Press on Sunday that Goglia's conclusions will not be in- T NORTH KOREA eluded in the board's final report because investigators don't have enough evidence to support them. Goglia would not comment on the findings in the report, due out in July. Investigators have said they believe oxygen canisters in the cargo hold either started or fueled a fire that brought down the plane. Goglia also said one piece of debris convinced him that everyone on the plane was dead or unconscious from toxic smoke before the crash, the newspaper reported. Goglia said a valve that serves as an exhaust pipe for cabin air was filled with thick soot from three tires, being carried in the plane's cargo hold, which burned in the fire. The soot in the valve was so thick, he said, "You take your finger and you really dig to get down to the original paint. "That tells me that the inside of that cabin was nighttime, with this black garbage that you can't breathe. One good inhale, and it's all over. It's toxic. I think we lost some people pretty quick." N. Korea, U.S. reach new ground in negotiations World recalls Holocaust horrors, heroes Thousands remember those lost in German purge of World War II By JACK KATZENELL The Associated Press .'' JERUSALEM — Israeli flags flew at half-staff, more than 2,000 teen-agers marched to the ruins of the gas chambers at Auschwitz and Germans read aloud the names of nearly 56,000 Nazi victims Sunday in a tribute to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. "Never again will the threat of annihilation hang over our children," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem. "Never again will they have to live in fear and terror." In addition to lowering its flags, Israel closed entertainment centers Sunday during the nation's annual day of mourning for Holocaust victims. At Oswiecim, Poland, site of the notorious Auschwitz death camp, about 2,500 Jewish teen-agers from around the world marched to the ruins of the gas chambers, retracing the steps of the people who died there. Many of the participants lost relatives in the Holocaust. "It is a very important part of my family history,"'said Lauren Eber, an 18-year-old high school student from San Francisco. The marchers wore blue jackets with the white Star of David, and some carried the blue-and-white Israeli flag. Hundreds of Jews also gathered at the site of the ghetto in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to honor the 100,000 Jews who died there during World War II. The Germans set out to destroy the ghetto 54 years ago as they retreated before the advancing Red Army. On Oct. 21-23,1943, German soldiers walked its streets, killing any survivors. The residents of the Minsk Ghetto formed eight guerrilla detachments, said Felix Lipetsky, president of the Organization of Jewish Prisoners of Ghettos and Concentration Camps. "The whole world knows about the heroism of the Warsaw ghetto prisoners who organized a rebellion," Lipetsky said. "But unfortunately, they do not know much about the Minsk ghetto and other Belarusian ghettos." Berliners marked the day by reading aloud the names of nearly 56,000 Berlin Jews killed by the Nazis — a 26-hour task. The youth group of the international Jewish organization B'nai Brith erected a small tent in front of the busy Wittenbergplatz subway station for the reading. Group members and their families, local politicians and Holocaust survivors read the names from a volume the size of a telephone book as passers-by stopped to listen and light memorial candles. Some wept quietly when they heard the names of family members. The list's last name is Leo Zyz- man, a Berliner killed at Auschwitz at age 16 on July 24,1942. In Croatia, a country still struggling to come to terms with its wartime Fascist past, Jewish leaders and government officials marked Holocaust remembrance day with ceremonies in the capital, Zagreb, and elsewhere. About 30,000 Jews and a larger number of Serbs were killed in concentration camps of a puppet regime the Nazis set up in Croatia. President Franjo Tudjman fought the Fascists as a member of the Communist partisans led by Josip Broz Tito, himself a Croat. But since coining to power in 1990, Tudjman has not condemned the fascist Ustasha organization that killed hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and Croats. By The Associated Press NEW YORK — U.S.-North Korean talks about American servicemen missing since the Korean War broke new ground Sunday, with the two sides discussing reports that some Americans still live in North Korea, a Defense Department spokesman said. The talks, which already have led to the return of one U.S. serviceman's remains, also include discussion about access for U.S. researchers to North Korean military archives, said the spokesman, Larry Greer of the Pentagon's POW-MIA office. "The only things we talked about prior to this were joint ex- cavations" of suspected POW burial sites, Greer said, "and that's only one of the three areas we're talking about now. Both sides are very interested in establishing a level of trust with the other." The talks were being held in an undisclosed location to minimize distractions, Greer said, but family members of missing U.S. servicemen were expected to meet with the North Korean representatives for the first time if, as expected, agreement is reached by the end of the week. "That is a very significant item, in our view, that they have agreed to talk to American families, and we assume that will take place," Greer said. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Mildred F. Morton, Crystal L. Shelby and Vicky A. Sweet, all of Salina. DISMISSALS — Monica L. Daniel, Salina; Sharon K. Kadel, Beloit; Dawn E. Baumann-Payeur and baby boy, Concordia. Births GIRLS: Mark and Malinda Cunningham, Ellsworth, 9 Ibs. 7 ozs., born May 3. Bradford and Laura Mioton, Salina, 6 Ibs. 15 ozs., born May 3. James and Vicky Sweet, Salina, 7 Ibs. 7 ozs., born May 3. blotter THEFT — A welder and steel ladder belonging to Glenn H. Combs taken from 920 N. 12th between 12:01 a.m. Feb. 15 and 2:15 p.m. Saturday; $632 loss. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh." — Proverbs 11:17

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