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THE SALINA JOURNAL MEWS SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1997 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS Alexander "Alex" Bentley GAMALIEL, Ark. — Alexander "Alex" Bentley, 83, Gamaliel, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at his home. Mr. Bentley was born Feb. 25, 1914, at West Plains, Mo. He was a stone mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Catherine; and three grandchildren. Survivors include six sons, Fred of Harrison, Thomas of Lakeview, Lawrence and Wendell, both of Caulfield, Mo., and Junior and Bruce, both of Elizabeth; four daughters, Genevieve Dahn of Bull Shoals, Dixie Edwards of Brandon, Miss., Lola Comstock of Elizabeth and Nancy McCormack of Gamaliel; a stepson, Edward Parks of West Plains, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Janeda Hall of Mountain Home; 34 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was Thursday at Gamaliel Church of Christ, Brother Rick Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Bean Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or Bean Cemetery Fund. Roller Funeral Home, Box 361, Mountain Home 72653, handled arrangements. Gloria J. Cook LYONS — Gloria J. Cook, 70, Lyons, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Hutchinson Hospital. Mrs. Cook was born Gloria J. Hutchinson on June 24,1926, at El Dorado and was a resident of LaCrosse and McPherson before moving to Lyons two years ago. She was a homemaker and professional seamstress and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson. Her husband, George T., died in 1973. Survivors include her companion, Ray Legleiter of Lyons; three sons, Gary of Salina, and Mark and Matthew, both of Hutchinson; two daughters, Georgia K. Premer of Hutchinson and Mary Rockefeller of McPherson; a brother, Bob Hutchinson of Los Angeles; a sister, Pamela Hutchinson of California; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson, the Rev. Doug Campbell officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Ball & Son Funeral Home, McPherson. Memorials may be made to Hutchinson Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. The location of the service was changed. Raymond E. DeBaere MARSHALL, Minn. — Raymond E. DeBaere, 65, rural Marshall, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Marshall. Mr. DeBaere was born Sept. 29, 1931, at Ghent. He was a farmer until 1981, worked for B&B Procurement and Cliff Viessman Trucking. His wife, Margaret, died in 1976. Survivors include three sons, Gregory of Taunton, Jim of Falun, Kan., and Kenneth of Marshall; a daughter, Kathy Weidendorf of Glencoe; a brother, Gene of Gilbert; two sisters, Florence Buysse of Marshall and Vicky Faraghes of Worthington; a special friend, Jean Van Den Broecke of Marshall; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the Rev. Celestine C. Pistulka officiating. Burial will be in St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery, Ghent. A CCW rosary will be said at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rehkamp Funeral Home, Marshall. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, 411 W. Lyon, Marshall 56258. William "Bill" Edmunds Sr. MARION — William "Bill" Edmunds Sr., 80, Marion, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at his home. Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion, is handling arrangements. Don K. Jones GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Don K. Jones, 67, Great Falls, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Benefis Hospital, Great Falls. Mr. Jones was born Oct. 4,1929, at Plainville, Kan. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War and was a construction worker. ! Survivors include a brother, Hugh of Emporia, Kan.; and a sister, Rosanne Panter of Elkhart, Kan. An inurnment service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant View "Myer" Cemetery, Athol, Kan., the Rev. Dale McCain officiating. Military rites will be by Mt. Saur- bachi Detachment Marine Corps, Smith Center. Simmons Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center, Kan. 66967, is handling arrangements. I Totfty't oMtttriM Scholars / Values concern seniors FROM PAGE A1 SAUNA Irma MArkfflh VanNess Stella M. Vaupel KANSAS LYONS: Gloria J. Cook MARION: William "Bill* Edmunds Sr. OAKLEY: Lena Nelke SYLVIA: Roy Walter Kelley OUT OF STATE Alexander "Alex" Bentley, Gamaliel, Ark. Raymond E. DeBaere, Marshall, Minn. Don K. Jones, Great Falls, Mont. Roy Walter Kelley SYLVIA — Roy Walter Kelley, 92, Sylvia, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at the Leisure Homestead, Stafford. Mr. Kelley was born March 3, 1905, in Ellsworth County and was a resident of Sylvia for 10 years, moving from California. He was a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas, Long Beach, Calif., and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; and three great- grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Winifred Jean Nienke of Hutchinson; a brother, Rex of Chula Vista, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m. today in Sylvia Cemetery. Minnis Chapel, 125 N. Main, Stafford 67578, is handling arrangements. Lena Nelke OAKLEY — Lena Nelke, 89, Oakley, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Logan County Hospital, Oakley. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements. Irma Meridith VanNess Irma Meridith VanNess, 87, Salina, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. VanNess was born Irma Meridith Tinkler on Sept. 2, 1909, at Gypsum and was a resident of Salina most of her life. She and her mother operated the Salina Nursing Home She was a member of Indian Rock Wesleyan Church, Beta Sigma Phi and American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include two daughters, Violet V. Baker and Irma Jean Perry, both of Salina; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Entombment will be in Mausoleum Williamsburg at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Ashby House. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the service Monday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina 67401. Stella M. Vaupel Stella M. Vaupel, 97, 528 W. Ellsworth, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Salina. Mrs. Vaupel was born Stella M. Yockers on March 8, 1900, in Saline County and was a resident of Salina since 1949, moving from rural Salina. She taught school in rural Saline County and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tabitha Group, was past president of WELCA, and helped organize and was past president of the Married Couples Group. She was a charter member of Cambria Extension Homemakers Unit, a member of the Federated Club, Sacred Literature Club, Garden Club, Indoor Garden Club and was a 4-H judge for the home beautification class. Her husband, William Henry, died in 1986. Survivors include two sons, William E. of 1129 Johnstown and Donald D. of 5036 E. Shannon; five grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 S. Seventh, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. John's Military School; Carolyn Chipperfield and Jennie Kinsler of Southeast of Saline High School; Kelli Deuth, Nichole Hamel and Karmen Hannebaum of Salina South High School; Daniel Divilbiss and Sara Martin of Salina Central High School; and Melinda Ann Griffin and Kristine Marie Isaacson of Ell- Saline High School. Facing the future Many of the scholars are concerned about the future, especially because of a decline in values. "A lot of people will have grown up in homes where family values weren't very important," Sacred Heart's Ginger Brown said. "As we get older, there will be more people who haven't had the experiences to be able to take on family values." South's Nicole Hamel said her generation will have to find a way to make people care more. "Our values are decreasing, and we are going to need to find a way to instill values and morals in people at a young age," Hamel said. "Children will need to have a good idea of what is right and wrong." Learning to respect each other and those who are different is the challenge Nicole Knipp thinks people her age will face. "We have a genera) lack of respect, especially for our elders," Sacred Heart's Knipp said. "We are going to have to teach our kids that is not the way it should be. Elders should be looked up to because they have more experience." Ell-Saline's Kristine Isaacson said her generation will need a strong moral foundation on which to base its actions and make good decisions. "That way we can stand up to outside pressures and not just go along with the crowd but with what you believe in," Isaacson said. "We can't just do what we think will impress our friends." Their generation also will have to combat societal pressures to fit in with the crowd. "Our society pressures people into wanting to look good, be a part of everything and please other people," Ell-Saline's Melinda Griffin said. "But as individuals we need to stand up for what we believe in. Sometimes you have to go against what everyone else wants to do and take a stand. "A lot of people my age have trouble doing that. They want to fit in. But they have to realize that standing up for yourself is cool. It's a good thing. And in the long run, we'll be better off." Must prove themselves The young adults are going to have to work hard to prove themselves, Southeast of Saline's Jennie Kinsler said. "We are going to have to deal with the fact that people think our generation is going to slack off," Kinsler said. "People think we don't try as hard and we aren't as driven as other generations. So in college and in our jobs, we will need to bo strong and work hard at being successful to dispel the myth. We're going to have to prove that we're a valuable generation." To do that, they will have to solve problems not of their own making. "So many problems are going to be left on our shoulders that we didn't cause," Central's Sara Martin said. "But we will be the ones who have to fix them. The hardest part of that will be getting everyone in our generation to work together to fix it." Daniel Divilbiss, also from Central, agreed that changes will have to be made, especially because of the environment. "There are a lot of problems that no one wants to pay attention to," Divilbiss said. "We will have to look at the way we live and change it." The lifestyle that previous generations have known will not last, he said. Reforming education is another problem they face, South's Kelli Deuth sai(J. "Some people want change because' they don't think our schools are as good as they can be," Deuth said. "Others think we're doing fine. It's going to be controversial." But she believes there is room for improvement. "Students can be challenged a lot more to reach a higher level of learning," Deuth said. But South's Karmen Hannebaum thinks people are too pessimistic about her generation, saying they will be the first generation to be worse off then their parents. "I think that's wrong," Hannebaum said. "It does not have to be true. We can take every challenge head on." And Bobby Bearden of St. John's said his generation needs to realize life won't be easy. "My generation whines too much," Bearden said. "We need to get on with life and realize that life is not fair. It's not a picnic. It takes work. But at the same time it is fun, and it's worth it." Southeast of Saline's Carolyn Chipperfield agreed that challenges of the future can be fun, such as keeping up with advances in technology. "Our generation has already seen a lot, and there are a lot more years to come," Chipperfield said. "We can't even imagine." KANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS Nearly 700 high-school seniors were honored in the state this year as Governor's scholars. The students are considered in the top 1 percent of seniors in the state. Almost all, more than 99 percent, participate in school activities such as athletics, speech or music, and a majority, more than 71 percent, participate in athletic as well as nonathletic activities, according to the Kansas State High School Activities Assocation. Almost all will attend college with 78 percent planning to attend institutions in Kansas and about 21 percent going out of the state to school. The others are undecided. Students earning the honor in north-central and northwest Kansas are: Matthew Sherman Wyckoff Rassette, Abilene High School, Abilene; Rachael Gager, Eastern Heights High School, Agra; Rebekah Marie Hays, Devin Jay Malek and Melissa Diane Ross, all of Northern Valley High School, Almena; Jacqueline Marie Finley, Melissa Brook Hall and Letitia K. Ottem, all of Atwood High School, Atwood; Corbin Garrett Navis, Belleville High School, Belleville; Erick Daniel Grace and Jennifer Anne Swenson, both of Beloit High School, Beloit. Danelle Lin Shoemaker, St. John's High School, Beloit; Amy Jo Griest, Bennington High School* Bennington; Lori Renee Wilkinson, Cheylin High School, Bird City; Clay Wesley Rush, Brewster High School, Brewster; Melinda Ann Griffin and Kristine Marie Isaacson, both of Ell-Saline High School, Brookville; T COURT Amanda Dawn Diehl, White Rock High School, Burr Oak; Leann June Valerius, Quivira Heights High School, Bushton; Jamie Williams, Canton-Galva High School, Canton; Doug Jay Winkel, Waconda East High School, Cawker City. Sarah Marie Detrich and Marci Robyn Felbush, both of Chapman High School, Chapman; Kirby Alan Boeschling, Timothy James Fisher, Tiffany Leigh Gisselbeck, Hilarie Grace Hammond, Rebecca Janelle McMahan and Allison Suzanne Ryan, all of Clay Center Community High School, Clay Center; Cynthia E. Debes, Clifton-Clyde High School, Clyde; Jessica R. Schlick, Colby High School, Colby. Lori Kristine Akers, Crystal Leah Campbell, Monica Clara Detrixhe, Amy Marie Hubert and Nicole Lynn Ringer, all of Concordia High School, Concordia; Sara Gail Genereux, Hillcrest High School, Cuba; Moira Leigh Ozias, Downs High School, Downs; Joshua Randall Timmons, Ellis High School, Ellis; John Adam Donley, Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth; Jodi Kaye Boomer, Glasco High School, Glasco; Renae Joi Schmidt, Goessel High School, Goessel. Levi Aaron Kinderknecht, Wheatland High School, Grainfield; Matthew Craig Dickman, Grinnell High School, Grinned; Carolyn Chipperfield and Jennie Kinsler, both of Southeast of Saline High School, Gypsum; Brianne Lacey Dusin, Avery Fischer, Michelle R. Herman, Gina Leo, Vi To Mai, Bethany Ragn Murphy, Blythe Ruder and Jesse Hart Shaver, all of Hays High School, Hays; Curtis Sander, Thomas More Prep-Marion High School, Hays; Andrea Michele Leishman, Herington High School, Herington. Timothy Rippe, Herndon High School, Herndon; Aaron Gail Nickelson, Hill City High School, Hill City; Keli Chisholm, Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro; Fred Kenneth Rohrer, Hope High School, Hope; Erin Suzanne Hueftle, Hoxie High School, Hoxie; Allison Dawn Horton, Katrina Gen Hull and Jodi Susanne Lightner, all of Inman High School, Inman; Joni Lyn Wildeman, Prairie Heights High School, Jennings. Holly Kadel, Katrina Matter, Lesley McCollough and Melanie Nulty, all of Jewell High School, Jewell; Elizabeth Ann Hofer, West Smith County High School, Kensington; Raymond Matthew Becker, West Solomon Valley High School, Lenora; Susan Elizabeth Crangle, Lincoln High School, Lincoln; Angela Suzanne Hiebert and Brandon W. Morel, both of Smoky Valley High School, Lindsborg; Theresa Holtornf, Linn High School, Linn; Amy Jo Greving, Logan High School, Logan; Emily Belton, Centre High School, Lost Springs. Ann Marie Urban, Lucas-Luray High School, Lucas; Sarah Ellen Miller, Mankato High School, Mankato; Amanda Hanson, Marion High School, Marion; Zachary Frederick Marten and Sara Nicole Meats, both of McPherson High School, McPherson; Curtis Pacey and Phillip Welsh, both of Miltonvale High School, Miltonvale; Rachel Joan Prochaska, Minneapolis High School, Minneapolis; Darrell Acheson, West Graham-Morland High School, Morland. Elizabeth Ann Graham, North Central High School, Morrowville; Vonn Lanoy Durst, Beth Jean Galle and Kevin Bradley Schrag, all of Moundridge High School, Moundridge; Katharine Ann Conrad, Natoma High School, Natoma; Cassandra J. Hiliman, Norton Community High School, Norton; Melissa Lousie Korf, Oakley High School, Oakley; Kelda Lyris McFee, Decatur Community High School, Oberlin; Amber D. Geist and Kurt M. Knoll, both of Osborne High School, Osborne. Valerie Anne Berland and Kelly Ann Grecian, both of Palco High School, Palco; Kimberly Suzanne Briney, Carmen Denise Littlejohn and Jamie Lynn LittleJohn, all of Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg; Alison Michele Desalr, Plainville High School, Plainville; April Deann Evans, Quinter High School, Quinter; Alicia Bealby, Greta Ganske and Troy Niedenthal, all of Russell High School, Russell; Relaford Warren Stuart, St. Francis High School, St. Francis. Ryan Michael Ash, Ginger Brown, Nicole Knipp, Michael E. Schmitz and Angela M. Taylor, all of Sacred Heart High School, Salina; Bobby Bearden, St. John's Military School, Salina; Daniel D. Divilbiss and Sara J. Martin, both of Salina Central High School, Salina; Kelli L. Deuth, Nichole R. Hamel and Karmen L. Hannebaum, all of Sail- na South High School, Salina; Jeff Hammer, Pike Valley High School, Scandia; Katrina Jean Larson, Wallace County High School, Sharon Springs; Justin Aurel Overmiller, Smith Center High School, Smith Center. Pamela Kay Reinbold, Solomon High School, Solomon; Holly M. Bigge, Stockton High School, Stockton; Ty Jerome Feldkamp, Sylvan Unified High School, Sylvan Grove; Amy Marie Adams, Tescott High School, Tescott; Kurstan Schroeder, Tipton High School, Tipton; Wendy Klaus, Victoria High School, Victoria; Michael G. Flagler, Trego Community High School, WaKeeney; Abby Jessamine Elser and Jason Michael Goeckler, both of Wakefield High School, Wakefield; Joni Ann Goldsberry, Washington High School, Washington; Christopher Whitmer, Wilson High School, Wilson. ; Saline County judge is reprimanded for order By DAVID CLOUSTON Tile Salina Journal A Saline County District Court judge says racial bias had nothing to do with his ordering a juvenile offender not to associate with young male Hispanics. But District Judge George Robertson has been reprimanded for making the order as a condition of probation for the youth. The state Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued a cease- and-desist order for Robertson related to his ruling. The commission investigates complaints about judges and makes recommendations on sanctions, in serious cases, to the Kansas Supreme Court. In less serious cases, the commission issues a public order on its findings. If the judge consents to its cease-and-desist order, there is no other penalty involved. Such is the case with Robertson, said Ron Keefover, education officer for the Kansas Supreme Court. Robertson signed the order Thursday. Sources who initiate complaints are not identified, Keefover said. The commission meets every other month. Keefover said the number of complaints investigated and found to have merit is low. "It's fairly rare. Three a year would be considered a lot," he said. "For several years in a row, we had none." Robertson was not available Friday for comment. The commission's order states Robertson admitted imposing the probationary condition, but he said national origin wasn't the motivating factor in his decision. Details of juvenile offender cases are confidential by law. The commission's order states that the juvenile offender, identified only as D.M., appeared before Robertson several times. As a condition of probation, Robertson told the youth he should not associate with Hispanic males under age 21 unless they were family members or if he were accompanied by an adult. The commission found that Robertson's order to the youth was a violation, "when (Robertson) intentionally or unintentionally used national origin as a condition of probation." Herington man dies after vehicle crash JUNCTION CITY — A 24-year- old Herington resident, David M. Timpson, died Friday at Geary County Hospital, Junction City, after an car crash on U.S. 77 about six miles north of Herington. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Timpson was driving a 1994 Ford Probe south on U.S. 77 when he rear-ended a 1980 Ford tractor pulling a disc. The tractor was driven by Jeffery Kickhaefer, 21, Herington. He was not injured. Timpson was trapped in the car. The accident occurred at 4:05 p.m. Friday about four miles south of the K-209 junction. Police officer shot near Hoisington bar HOISINGTON — A 22-year-old Hoisington Police officer was shot Friday near a bar. Jessika Kiser was in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, officials said. Details of the shooting were not immediately available. Kiser was shot with a handgun about 4 p.m. near a bar, where police were responding to a call, a police dispatcher said. A suspect was in custody early Friday evening, he said. Woman pleads guilty to planning fatal robbery WICHITA — A 21-year-old Wichita woman pleaded guilty to charges that she helped plan the robbery of a sandwich shop that ended in the fatal shooting of a ; restaurant employee. Deborah Meyer, 21, Wichita, pleaded innocent April 3 to charges of conspiring to affect in- • terstate commerce by robbery and using a firearm during the robbery to kill Amie Montgomery, 19. But she changed her plea to guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in a plea agreement. She remained free on bond. Gracie Ginyard, 21, Dominic Pearson, 19, Eric Pearson, 22, and i Courtney Martin, 20, all of Wichita, face federal charges of conspiring to affect interstate commerce by robbery and using a firearm during the robbery. They have all pleaded innocent and are awaiting trial. According to an indictment, Meyer and Ginyard helped plan the robbery, but did not go into the restaurant the night Montgomery died. The roles all five played ensure that each faces murder and robbery charges. From Staff and Wire Reports ON THE RECORD Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS - None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS - Debra Hamden, Cheryl L. Higle, Floyd Holscher and Karen M. Kestler, all of Salina; Diane L. Haden, Clyde; Kari Lynn Champlin, Concordia; Ruth Vodraska, Ellsworth; Alfred M. Bauer, Geneseo; Rebecca J. Meyer, Lindsborg. DISMISSALS — Kellie K. Anderson and baby girl, Bob Cook, Margaret Mowery, Lisa J. Nicholson, Vernon E. Olson, Guadalupe Romero and baby boy, Deslree K. Stalder and baby boy, all of Salina; Lois P. Bean, DAILY PICK 3 4-8-2 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 Beloit; Stephanie Weller and baby girl, Beverly; Cynthia Helper, Clay Center; Donavon Zamecnik, Gypsum; Bradley R. Oriez, Lindsborg; Wanda Isaacson, Scandia; Connie Rivers, Smolan. Wrthl GIRLS: Debra Hamden, Salina, 6 Ibs. 8 oz., born May 15. Scott and Kellie Anderson, Salina, 6 Ibs. 14 ozs., born May 13. Steve and Kari Lynn Champlin, Concordia, 7 Ibs. 10 ozs., born May 15. BOYS: Marty and Cheryl Higle, Salina, 6 Ibs. 2 ozs., born May 15. Karen Kestler, Salina, 6 Ibs. 15 ozs., born May 15. Chad and Rebecca Meyer, Lindsborg, 7 Ibs. 8 ozs., born May 15. CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, a name was listed incorrectly in a marriage license reported in Sunday's edition. A license was filed for Joshua Earl Ray Henson, 19, Campbell, Texas, and Leigh Michel Stroud, 17, Salina. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." — Isaiah 12:3

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