Obituaries

Tue
15
Aug

Marcile Imler

Marcile (Brant) Imler, 93, of Belleville, died August 12, 2017. She was born in Superior, Neb., on September 21, 1923, to Perry and Cora (Heater) Brant. Marcile was united in marriage to Galen Imler on July 25, 1938, at Belleville. Galen preceded her in death on December 11, 1977. Survivors include her children, Sharlene (Imler) Taylor; Gary Imler; Mary (Imler) Gruszka; Teresa (Imler) Dyke and Kirk Imler; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 24 greatgreat grandchildren as well as a brother, Bob (Carol) Brant. She was welcomed into heaven by her children, Ernie Imler; David Imler; Dennis Imler and Janet (Imler) Schnopp. Funeral services will be held at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior, Neb., on August 19 at 1 p.m.

Tue
15
Aug

Maxine Clark

Maxine Darlene Clark, 94, of Olathe, died Aug. 7, 2017. She was born in the family farmhouse in rural Cuba on March 30, 1923, to Joseph and Stella Bednar. She grew up on the farm in Cuba with two brothers and two sisters. She was married to Joe Clark for 49 years. Maxine lived in San Francisco while her husband was in the Navy during WWII. Joe and Maxine moved to Olathe where they owned and operated the A&W restaurant for 30 years. She is survived by her children Brad Clark and wife Melinda, Vickie Simmons and husband Gary, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, a sister Georgene Surber and a brother George Bednar. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Clark, her brother Norman Bednar and her sister Gladys Mc-Cracken. Maxine supported many charities; donations may be given to her children who will then distribute them to her favorite organizations.

Tue
15
Aug

Charles Campbell

Charles A. Campbell, 76, of Shawnee, Okla., died Aug. 2, 2017, in Shawnee. He was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Wayne to Champ A. Campbell and Margaret Elithe Gillepie Campbell. After graduating from Agenda Rural High School, Charles joined the United States Marines. With the Marines, Charles traveled to Nevada, California, Hawaii, Philippines, Japan, China and Viet Nam. While stationed in Las Vegas, NV he played drums in a band at the E M Club Lake Mead Base. Charles owned a gas station in Clay Center and another in Topeka. He was a business owner, bookkeeper, welder, and salesman until he became disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. Charles was a member of the Mason Lodge 129 in Belleville for over 50 years. He was also an active member of AA for 29 years. There Charles sponsored dozens of people over the years and never turned down a phone call of someone in need, giving graciously his ear and his time.

Tue
15
Aug

Loren Boman

Loren Eugene Boman, 80, of Hebron, Neb., died July 30, 2017, at his home in Hebron surrounded by his family. Loren was born on February 28, 1937, in Scandia to Fred and Bessie (Smith) Boman. He attended country school near Scandia and Munden, and graduated from Belleville High School in 1955. Loren served in the U.S. Army from December 1959 to February 1962 until he was honorably discharged. He married Helen Baxa at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Cuba on January 26, 1963. Loren and Helen began their lives together in Hebron, NE after being married. Together, they had two children, Todd, born in 1963 and Craig, born in 1965. Loren worked hard in the floor covering installation business shortly after graduating high school and continued until he retired in 2012 after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in October 2012. Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bessie Boman, infant sister, Karen, sister, Alta Snapp and brother, LaVon Boman.

Tue
08
Aug

Michael A. DeWitt

Michael A. DeWitt, son of Russell J. DeWitt and Ilene H. (Norgard) DeWitt was born May 25, 1960 at Concordia, Kansas and passed away on August 3, 2017 at the Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kansas at the age of 57 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ilene DeWitt. He is survived by one sister, Judy (Albert) Hudson of Clifton, KS., Nephew, Kurt (Sara) Hudson of Healy, KS, niece, Mindy (Dan) LaFontaine of Clyde, KS, nine great nieces and nephews, one aunt, Dorothy Bohm of Salina, KS, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services and Interment will be held 1:00 PM Friday, August 11, 2017, Poplar Grove Cemetery, rural Scandia, KS, conducted by Pastor Janai Robison-Makarov. Memorials may be given to Family’s Choice. The casket will remain closed. Friends may call on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, where the family will receive friends from 1 PM to 3 PM .

Tue
08
Aug

Marvel Jean Thompson

Marvel Jean Thompson, daughter of Lloyd Grabast and Genevieve (Hansen) Grabast was born August 10, 1941 at rural Smith Center, Kansas and passed away on August 3, 2017 at Andover, Kansas at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 23 days. She attended High School in Superior, Nebraska and graduated from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS. She was united in marriage to Darrell Thompson on December 2, 1957 and to this union three children were born, Kim, Danette and Lisa. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Superior Nazarene Church, Superior, NE, and the Belleville Wesleyan Church, Belleville, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Genevieve Grabast, one sister, Marie Gimeson.

Tue
08
Aug

Barbara R. Buchanan

Barbara R. (Horvath) Buchanan, daughter of Edward Klima and Hazel L. (Hartman) Horvath was born September 24, 1945 at Benkelman, Nebraska and passed away on August 4, 2017 at Wichita, Kansas at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 10 days. Barbara lived near Bird City, Kansas on a farm till 1956 then moved to St. Francis, Kansas, in 1959 they moved to Belleville, Kansas. She graduated from Belleville High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Donald L. Buchanan on January 19, 1983 at Round Rock, Texas. They then moved to Manhattan, KS. In 1989 they moved to Belleville, KS where she spent the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her step father, Edward Klima, mother, Hazel Horvath, husband, Don L. Buchanan, two sisters, Loretta Glenn, Mary Ann Muth , brother in law, James Muth.

Tue
08
Aug

Norma Jean Brunsilius

Norma Jean Brunsilius, age 88, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Integris Hospital, Grove, OK. She was born on September 12, 1928 in Rural Chester, NE to David Carl and Francis Ida (Lehman) Mathiesen. Norma Jean, the oldest of three, grew up in the rural Chester area and was baptized and confi rmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chester. Norma married Thayerman Henry Brunsilius on October 3, 1948 in Chester. To this blessed union fi ve children were born: Rhanda (Rhonda) Jean, Larry Charles, Morris Kim, Rene Rochelle, and Lori Ann. Norma is survived by her sons, Larry (Kathy) Golden CO; Morris (Valerie) Belleville, KS; daughters, Rene (Clayton) Jenkins, Admire, KS; Lori (Tom) Buchele, Southwest City, MO; son-in-law Ron Fuller, Lincoln, NE; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Tue
08
Aug

Katherine Dodson

Katherine (Frye) Dodson, of Fort Bragg, N.C., died unexpectedly on June 27, 2017, in Lublin, Poland, at the age of 31. She was in Poland visiting family. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., on March 27, 1986, to Carolyn (Smith) and Jan Frye. She is survived by her husband, John; children Holden and Caroline; parents Carolyn and Jan Frye; and brother Andrew and fiancé Blanca. She attended elementary school in Great Britain. She also attended elementary schools in Virginia, Minnesota, and Seoul, Korea. In 2000 her family moved to Woodbridge, VA, where she attended Gar-Field High School, graduating with honors in 2004. She then attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, graduating in 2008 with a double major in International Studies and Confl ict Resolution with a minor in Spanish. She worked numerous hours as a volunteer at Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville, N.C., where Holden and Caroline attended elementary school.

Tue
08
Aug

Cynthia Leigh (Ward) Skaggs

Cynthia Leigh (Ward) Skaggs was born in Kansas City on Nov. 5, 1958, to Dr. James and Donna Ward. She was the first of four daughters. She grew up in Belleville where her father was a family doctor. She loved riding along with her father for house calls and would proudly carry her father’s black medical bag. As early as third grade, she decided that she wanted to be a doctor. She graduated from Belleville High School in 1977 and Pittsburg State University in 1981. She went on to attend University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and Wichita, graduating in 1985; she received her residency training through Wesley Family Practice residing in Wichita. While attending college, she met her future husband and fellow Pittsburg State student, Jay Skaggs. They were married June 7, 1986, at First Methodist Church of Belleville. They were blessed with three children: Jennifer Ann, Clayton James and Samantha Marie.

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