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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1997 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Richard L. Carlson PAW PAW, Mich. — Richard L. Carlson, 77, Paw Paw, died Monday, May 5,1997, at his home. Mr. Carlson was born Feb. 6, 1920, at WaKeeney, Kan. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an inspector for Eaton-Fuller Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's Breakfast Group and an honorary member of St. Mary's Choir, all of Paw Paw. Survivors include his wife, Virginia J. of Paw Paw; three sons, Richard of Sherwood, Randall of Holland and David of Hartford; a daughter, Kathleen Schultz-Carlson of Lawton; two sisters, Martha Mae Tuttle of Quinter, Kan., and Janice Peterson of Las Cruces, N.M.; and 14 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church, Paw Paw, the Rev. Robert Flickinger officiating. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Adams-Zolp Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Van Buren County. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 504 W. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw 49079. Verna Lois DeWater SOUTH HUTCHINSON — Verna .Lois DeWater, 84, South Hutchinson, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at the Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson. Mrs. DeWater was born Verna Lois Dressier on Aug. 17, 1912, in Reno County and was a longtime resident of the Hutchinson, South Hutchinson and Burrton areas. She was a homemaker and a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. She was-preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H., in 1990 and two infant, sons. Survivors include a son, Russel "Bud" of South Hutchinson; a daughter, Janice L. Frye of South Hutchinson; a brother, J.B. Dressier of Dodge City; a sister, June Whittle of Hutchinson; nine grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Hutchinson United Methodist Church, Pastor Tom D. Sheldon officiating. Burial will be in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church'.' Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501. Selma Duerksen HESSTON — Selma Duerksen, 80, Hesston, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston. Miss Duerksen was born April 21, 1916, at Lehigh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors include a brother, Clarence Duerksen of Hillsboro; and three sisters, Mariann Unruh and Myrtle Duerksen, both of Hillsboro, and Ruth Rempel of Clovis, Calif. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Chapel, the Revs. Dennis Fast and Arthur Flaming officiating. Burial will be in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. There will be no visitation. Hillsboro Memorial Chapel, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro 67063, is handling arrangements. Today's obituarist SALINA William G. "Bill" Martin Joseph Rortina Jr. KANSAS DOWNS: Mike Keezsr • " : GRAINFIELD: Robert M. Powers; • HESSTON: Selma Duerksen MARION: John Lawrence Markham PLAINVILLE: Josephine L. Westhusin SOUTH HUTCHINSON: Vema Lois DeWater VICTORIA: Arnold F. Reichert WaKEENEY: Bemiece Hargltt, : Josephine "Josie" Weigel OUT OF STATE Richard L. Carlson, Paw Paw, Mich, lola B. Stewart, Cottage Grove, Ore, Dorothy E. Weaver, Havre de . Grace, Md. Berniece Hargitt WaKEENEY — Berniece Hargitt, 75, WaKeeney, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility, WaKeeney. Miss Hargitt was born March 12,1922, in Gove County and was a resident of WaKeeney since 1987, moving from Goodland. Survivors include a brother, Donald Lee Hargitt of Meade. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, the Rev. Loren Marler officiating. Burial will be in Quinter City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752. Mike Keezer DOWNS — Mike Keezer, 19, Downs, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, near Cawker City. Mr. Keezer was born Oct. 31, 1977, at Beloit and grew up at Downs. He was a mechanic for Jim Niles at Community Auto, Downs. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Diana Keezer of Downs; two sisters, Paula Smith of Anthony and K.C. of the home; and his grandparents, Carrol and Joyce Casey of Glen Elder and Bill and Gene Keezer of Cawker City. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Downs High School Gymnasium, Pastor Darrell Geist officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery,- Glen Elder. Memorials may be made to the Mike Keezer Memorial Fund. The memorial fund has been changed. The casket will remain closed'. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Domoney's Funeral Home, 817 Morgan Ave., Downs 67437. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. John Lawrence Markham MARION — John Lawrence Markham, 87, Marion, died Monday, May 5,1997, at Shawnee. : Mr. Markham was born Sept. 4, 1909, at Weir. He was a farmer and a construction worker. His wife, Hazel, died in 1987. Survivors include a son, William E. of Silver Spring, Md.; two daughters, Dorothy Weber of Shawnee and Patricia Schamerhorn of Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861. Inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Marion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be-made to Kansas City Hospice. There will be no visitation. William G. "Bill" Martin William G. "Bill" Martin, >81, Salina, died Monday, May 5,1997, at his home. Mr. Martin was born March 26, 1916, at Dewer, Okla., and was a resident of California before moving to Salina in 1983. He was a master mechanic for Ball, Ball and Brosmer Construction Co. in California for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 3 of San Francisco. Survivors include his wife, Donna J. of the home; two sons, Jim Modin of Salina and John Modin of Bennington; five daughters, Bonnie Kline of Smolan, Jeannine Lund of Ennis, Okla., Gale Jackson of Oklahoma City, Ginger Gammon of Willows, Calif., and Pamela Coates of Orland, Calif.; three brothers, Sam of Oklahoma City, Joe of Dewer and Ed of Louisville, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Private inurnment will follow cremation. Memorials may be made to Saline County Health Agency- Home Health Care. There will be no visitation. Robert M. Powers GRAINFIELD — Robert M. Powers, 79, Grainfield, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at the Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Mr. Powers was born May 31, 1917, north of Ogallah in Trego County and was a resident of Grainfield since 1982, moving from west of Gove. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and American Legion George M. Scott Post 301, both of Grainfield, and Hackberry Hoppers Camping Club of Gove County. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella M. in 1942 and a son, Douglas in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. of the home; two sons, Lonnie of Robins, Iowa, and Eugene of Gove; four brothers, Sanford and Frank, both of Gove, Edward of California and John of Illinois; a sister, Ruth Romesbury of Garden City; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchlld. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grainfield, the Rev. Mark Borland officiating. Burial will be in Gove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gove County Medical Center Home Health Agency or Hays Medical Center Radiation Oncology Department. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Arnold F. Reichert VICTORIA — Arnold F. Reichert, 86, Victoria, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at St. John's Nursing Home, Victoria. Mr. Reichert was born Sept. 24, 1910, south of Leoville and was a resident of the Leoville area most of his life. He was a farmer and taught school at Green Valley, rural Leoville. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Leoville, and Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Louise of Victoria; four sons, Fred of Boulder, Colo., David of Tempe, Ariz., Bishop Steve of Papua, New Guinea, and Wilbur of Dresden; two daughters, Janette Alarid of Phoenix and Susan Doty of Omaha, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Leoville, the Revs. David Gottschalk, James Hoover and other capuchins and priests officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leoville. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757. Memorials may be made to the church. MR. RORTINA Joseph Rortina Jr. Joseph Rortina Jr., 71, Salina, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at his home. Mr. Rortina was born Oct. 16, 1925, at Hudson, N.Y., and was a resident of Salina since 1971, moving from Fort Carson, Colo. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1972, including World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and retired as sergeant major. He was deputy sheriff for the Saline County Sheriffs Department and then worked for the Department of Human Resources in Salina from 1976 until retiring in 1988. He was a member of the First Foursquare Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, all of Salina. Survivors include his wife, Rose of the home; three sons, Joe of Yates Center, Robert of Salina and Michael of Culver; two daughters, Alane Jackson and Debra Rortina, both of Salina; three sisters, Ann Krieg of South Cairo, N.Y., Mary Decker and Josie DiNardi, both of Hudson; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Foursquare Church, Elmhurst and Ohio, Pastor Doug King officiating. Private inurnment will be in Fort Riley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. There will be no visitation. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. lola B. Stewart COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — lola Bethel Stewart, 72, Cottage Grove, died April 27,1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene. Mrs. Stewart was born lola Bethel Woolen on April 1, 1925, at Lawrence, Neb., and was a resident of Oregon since 1948. Survivors include her husband, Paul of Cottage Grove and former- FROM PAGE A1 ly of Hunter, Kan.; an adopted daughter, Linda Kay Perini of Portland; a sister, Eldora Artrup of Edgar, Neb.; and three grandchildren. The service was Friday at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 3745 W. llth, Eugene 97402. Burial was in Lane Memorial Gardens. Dorothy E. Weaver HAVRE de GRACE, Md. — Dorothy E. Weaver, 74, Havre de Grace, died Thursday, May 1,1997, at her home. Mrs. Weaver was born Dorothy E. Butt on May 3, 1922, at Baltimore and was a resident of Havre de Grace since 1965. She was a licensed beautician and worked for Glenn L, Martin Aircraft Co. during World War II. She and her husband managed Concord Cove Apartments until retiring in 1986. Survivors include her husband, Darrell R. of the home and formerly of Ottawa County, Kan., Darrell R. of the home; a son, Robert D. Sr. of Abingdon; an adopted daughter, Joyce C. Weaver of Edgewood; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at St. Patrick Church. Burial was in Mount Erin Cemetery. Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, Havre de Grace, handled arrangements. Josephine "Josie" Weigel WaKEENEY — Josephine "Josie" Weigel, 83, WaKeeney, died Monday, May 5,1997, at Hays Medical Center. Mrs. Weigel was born Josephine Geist on Aug. 4, 1913, near Victoria. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Survivors include five sons, Leon of Lakewood, Colo., Orval of Littleton, Colo., Floyd and Allen, both of WaKeeney, and Roy of Wray, Colo.; two daughters, Alice Walter of Ness City and Elgerine Ready of Canon City, Colo.; a brother, Wilfred Geist of Morrison, Colo.; three sisters, Mellie Stecklein of Commerce City, Colo., Rita Cassett of McPherson and Rosaline Schmidt of Fort Collins, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney, the Rev. Joseph Scheetz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Ellis. A wake will be at 8 p.m. Thursday followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary at the Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Masses. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 676672. Internet / Policy in district is working thinks the terminals in that portion of the library should be restricted and filtered, and he also thinks a policy might be installed that requires the children to have adult permission to use the Internet. The policies wouldn't be foolproof, McKenzie said. One child who has permission to use the Internet might bring a friend who doesn't. And children can stumble across sexy images just by looking for the latest Beanie Baby. "You can put the word 'toys' into a search engine, and come across sites that sell adult toys." When the children's library opens, McKenzie might impose an age restriction on the unfiltered terminals, such as allowing only those who are 16 or older to use them. McKenzie said the good on the Internet outweighs the bad. "We think it's a good resource for families and children, and there's just a wealth of information on it for everyone." The end of the innocence The Salina School District was facing the same problem last year as it prepared to work toward a goal of wiring all its classrooms to the Internet. How do you protect all those innocent Bo Peeps from seeing material that the girl-kisser Georgie Porgie might enjoy? The district, like many districts across the country, developed an "acceptable use" policy that was adopted this past year by the school board, said Jerry Brown, coordinator of technology for the district. Under the policy, a parent must sign a permission form before a child is allowed to use the Internet. A student who enters an unacceptable site on purpose is banned from using the 'Net. Brown said there are only a few sites in the school libraries and a couple of classrooms, so the problem could grow as more terminals are given Internet access. "We haven't had any problems yet and no complaints," Brown said. "The concern wasn't a high school student getting onto the 'Net. What parent is concerned about a senior seeing something like that? But we didn't want anything like that in our elementary schools." The district hasn't put any filtering system on its Internet ter- "We think it's a good resource for families and children, and there's just a wealth of information on it for eveijone." Joe McKenzie Salina Public Library director minals. But Brown said that may change if there were enough complaints. "The question is, 'To filter or not to filter,' " Brown said. "We don't because if you have a debate student looking for information, you lock out a lot of good places. The teachers, like any good teachers, watch what the kids are doing, and so we haven't had any problems." College concern also KSU-Salina also has a guideline, what it calls an "ethical use guideline," that states that a user won't download something from the 'Net that may offend someone. Porn falls under those guidelines, said Kathy Connelly, assistant director of information systems. The university reserves the Internet computers for students but allows citizens to use them. "People are expected to follow those guidelines even if there's not someone there monitoring the, lab," she said. If they don't, their user ID/ which is a personal code required for use of the terminals, might be taken away. *';. "We have a normal standard of; ethics and polite conduct," Connelly said. "We expect them to be, followed." ''•Professor Engel believes education provides a good balance between censoring the "Net and free^ ' dom of speech. He also doesn't be-' lieve the filtering programs are- foolproof. "Most of the time, you have kids who want to do the right thing, and they will do the right thing as^ long as you make it clear what the' right thing is. With the filters" 1 ,'" they can be defeated, just like Alock can be defeated. But why aren't more homes robbed? It's because they are told not to do that, and it's because of our education-; al system." ' c ON THE RECORD Josephine L. Westhusin PLAINVILLE — Josephine L. Westhusin, 87, Plainville, died Monday, May 5,1997, at her home. Mrs. Westhusin was born Josephine L. Kaba on May 10, 1909, at rural Plainville and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Guild and Quilting Club, all of Plainville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J., in 1993 and two daughters, Mary Goyette and Loretta Mitchell. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Newton of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dorothy Harris of Minneapolis; three sons, Gary T. of Plainville, Gregory J. of Riverside, Calif., and Daniel J. of Groton, Conn.; two brothers, Phil Kaba of Hays and Raymond Kaba of Plainville; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, the Rev. Al Brungardt officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. A Ladies Guild rosary will be said at 3 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart School. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663. A. H. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — John Herrman, Hays. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS Willard A. Carothers Sr., Lennie Cox, Katharine F. Robidou and Rex L. Russell, all of Salina; Patricia F. Weeks, Abilene; Lawrence Getting, Beverly; Stacy L. Lamb, Ellsworth; Carl W. Weston, Hope; Leland Wangerin, Kensington; Paul Train, Lindsborg; Dawn Kail, McPherson; Christine P. Heidenreich, Minneapolis; Goldie A. Taylor, Minneapolis; Paul T. Seemann, Smith Center. DISMISSALS — Buffy R. Ashmore and baby girl, Alvena E. Coburn, Jack M. Helm Sr., Rashelle Hindman and baby boy, Stanley K. Liby Sr., Cameron J. Nash, Darlene J. Swartz, Vicky A. Sweet and baby girl, Shannon R. Wilson and baby girl, all of Salina, Aileta M. Simmers, Abilene; Marian L. Saltzman, Falun; Tonja N. Bauer and baby girl, Jewell. Births BOY: Shawn C. and Dawn Kail, McPherson, 9 Ibs. 11 ozs., born May 5. GIRL: William and Stacy L. Lamb, Ellsworth, 7 Ibs. 2 ozs., born May 5. District court SENTENCED — Randy Rummel, 48, address unconfirmed, nine months in prison for felony driving with a suspended license and six months for driving under the influence, in connection with a traffic stop July 12 on Old Highway 40; two-year probation granted through community corrections after serving five days in jail and performing 40 hours of community service. Daniel Lee Parker, 32, address unconfirmed, 10 months in prison for habitual traffic violations and no insurance in connection with a traffic stop July 16 in the 200 block of South Clark; probation denied Neomi D. Cruz, 37, Denver, 15 months in prison for possession of cocaine in connection with a traffic stop on Interstate 135; two-year probation granted through community correc- tions. -"I DISMISSED — Derrick Dwayne> Martin, 25, 1511 Cheyenne, charge of. aggravated sexual battery in conneo;, tipn with an incident Feb. 15; dismissed by prosecution. Virginia M. Kistler, age unavailable, • 1408 S. Ninth, charges of felony theft' and making a false writing for incidents' between May 15, 1993, and Sept. 25, 1993; case dismissed by prosecutioj\ on condition payment is made. i i Po«ce Hotter r- THEFT —A 1990 Kawasaki belonging to Kimberly G. Schmidt was taken; from 3868 W. State between 4:40 ana 1 5:45 p.m. Monday; $800 loss. ,-i. Anknal shelter These animals were picked up, May 5 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal' Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. '" DOGS — Orange and white male Brittany, 400 block of Country Hill?/ Court; white and tan female whippet-, with pink collar, 500 block of West, State; brindle and white male boxer, (70 mile marker 261; white male husky' and shepherd mix with collar and tags, 400 block of Beechwood. Numbers TUESDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 7-1-5 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved," — John 3:17 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME T HOCK ANU HUUU HAUL ur TMIWIC It's only rock and roll, but Cleveland glad to have hall inductees * • •. . „ ,. , ™____i__j_ii_ TT-.iji tuj,, ,,„„„ *v,« iv,riiir.tif>nc Thonoi-oinnnipsatthfiRenaissance crowd of about 100 people s Jacksons, Mitchell in newest Hall of Fame class By JOHN AFFLECK The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, a road show for their entire 12-year history, finally came home to the Cleveland museum Tuesday. The list of honorees read like a 1970s pop chart: the Jackson 5, Bee Gees, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Parliament-Funkadelic. The Young Rascals and Buffalo Springfield, who broke onto the charts from 1966 to 1968, rounded out the performers honored this year. Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and bluegrass band leader Bill Monroe were inducted posthumously as early influences. Sydney Nathan, founder of King Records, was enshrined as a non-performer. Until this year, the inductions were in New York or Los Angeles. Although Cleveland got a turn at playing host, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum otficials have said it would not be a fixture there. "Having the inductions in Cleveland is a little like having the Academy Awards in Salt Lake City," said William Hulett, the hall's chief executive officer. The ceremonies at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel were taped by the VH1 music channel for broadcast Friday and Saturday. "It's starting off right. We had a great soundcheck," said Bootsy Collins, bass player with Parliament- Funkadelic. On Tuesday evening, celebrities hung out with wealthy locals at a pre-ceremony cocktail party. A crowd of about 100 people stood el bow-to-elbow outside, hoping to get a glimpse of the inductees. Reva Thomas, 23, and two friend^ stood outside the hotel since 2 a.in Tuesday for a chance to see Michae Jackson. "I'm so scared to leave,' Thomas said. It was all in vain. The King of Poi and the other arriving stars took a back door into the dinner.

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