Obituaries

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29
Aug
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Iris Ilene Gould

Iris Ilene Gould, 87, Washington, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home, Washington. A graveside funeral service is 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Merkey Gauby Brethren Cemetery, Washington. Iris was born March 14, 1931, at rural Washington to Harvey and Mabel (Marker) Gauby. Iris grew up on farms in rural Kansas and Texas. She graduated high school at Falfurrias, Texas. On June 23, 1983, she was united in marriage to Marvin Gould in Washington. Iris was a member of the Church of the Brethren and attended Grace Baptist Church. She was known as “the clean up lady of Washington.” Iris enjoyed living a frugal life. She enjoyed being outside, working jigsaw puzzles and cats. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Marvin on Feb. 19, 2014; sister, Betty and brother, Martin. Survivors include 18 nieces and nephews. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later.

Tue
21
Aug
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Shirley Crist

Shirley Crist, 81, Marysville, formerly of Washington, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Cambridge Place, Marysville. A funeral service was held on Aug. 21 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father Nathan Haverland officiated. Sterling Clark was organist and Paula Landoll-Smith sang. Pallbearers were Dennis Kos, Allen Kos, Pat Gaydusek, David Kos, Darryl Kos, Scott Drinkgern, Steve Gaydusek and Mike Gaydusek. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery, Marysville. Shirley was born on Dec. 19, 1936, to Edward and Martha (Rettke) Kos. She graduated in 1954 from Marysville High School. She worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell. Shirley married Bill Bailey and he preceded her in death. She then married Charles Crist. Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Bill Bailey; brothers, Everett Kos, Floyd Kos; and sister, Alice Gaydusek.

Tue
21
Aug
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Olinda Strifler

Olinda M. Strifler, 95, of Marysville, Kan., died Aug. 20, 2018 at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery.

Tue
14
Aug
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Bill Mallean

William “Bill” Mallean, 77, died Aug. 6, 2018, at his home in Washington. A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 10, at the Washington Christian Church. Rev. Jim Stark officiated. Gay Lynn Manning was the organist and the congregation sang “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” A recording of “Open the Eyes of My Heart” was played. Pallbearers were Jim Dunbar, Jim Fenton, Bob Wehling, Chris Crum, Tyler Tremblay and Todd Burt. Burial was in Hanover City Cemetery. Bill was born at Hanover to Henry and Lucille (Munsterman) Mallean on March 11, 1941. He graduated from Kansas State University with a master’s degree in education. Bill taught at Morrowville High School and later was the guidance counselor at Washington High School, until he retired. He had worked as a detassler for Dekalb and a security ranger at Yellowstone, during the summers. Archery, deer hunting and shed hunting were his favorite pastimes. He enjoyed anything outdoors.

Tue
07
Aug
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John Ames

John Bruce Ames, 86, passed away on July 27, 2018. He was born June 7, 1932 to Edna Carlson. He was adopted by Milton and Florence Ames and later raised by Florence and Glen Klady. He married Marilyn Harris in 1957, she later passed from leukemia and he married Esther Burley in 1989. Survivors include: wife, Esther Ames; children, Ken, Kevin, Keith and Korene; step-children, Tanya Aaen and Robin Burley; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great step-grandchildren. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m., both at Faith United Church Presbyterian, Clifton. In lieu of flowers he had requested donations be given to Faith United Church Presbyterian towards the sound system as his memorial.

Tue
07
Aug
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Pat Hinkle

Patricia Ann Hinkle, age 64 of Wichita, Kan., and formerly of Washington, Kan., passed away at her home in Wichita surrounded by her family on Aug. 2, 2018. Pat was born August 8, 1953 in Marysville, Kan., the daughter of Virgil and Betty (Gose) Zimmerman. She graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1971. On Dec. 2, 1972 she married Steven Hinkle at the United Methodist Church in Washington. To this union two daughters were born, Elisha and Erica. The past 25 years Pat worked as a Lead Teller for the Credit Union of America, until illness forced her to retire. The last few years were spent working at the North Rock Branch. While working at the Credit Union she was involved with volunteering with The Children’s Miracle Network. Pat loved all things Christmas, was an avid Pepsi and Angel collector. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, and she and Steve took several trips on their bikes.

Tue
07
Aug
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Bill Mallean

William R. “Bill” Mallean, 77, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at his home. Visitation is from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Ward Funeral Home, Washington. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10 at the Washington Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hanover City Cemetery. Survivors include son, Tony (Lara) Mallean, Manhattan; sister, Carol Stout, Hanover; and one granddaughter. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, George Mallean; and an infant son, Jeffrey Robert Mallean. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

Tue
07
Aug
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Charles Kiger

Charles Roy Kiger passed in Santa Fe, NM on July 30, 2018, from complications of Multiple Myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. He was born in Topeka, the son of Martin and LaNelle Kiger. He was raised in Washington and after high school, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy at 17 years old. He graduated from the Academy in 1960 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy. He then served 20 years in the Navy on several ships and stations. He made WESTPAC cruises on the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43) and the U.S.S. Morton (DD-948). Some of his favorite duties were on the U.S.S. Corsair (SS-435) with a cruise into all the Great Lakes to commemorate the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, Polaris Patrol duty on the U.S.S. Sam Houston (SSBN-609), two tours with the Polaris Material Office (PMOPAC) in Bremerton, WA, outfitting new construction SSBNs and expediting high priority parts when needed. His last Navy duty station was as the Supply Officer of the U.S.S.

Tue
07
Aug
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Shirley Geffert

Shirley J. Geffert, 85, of Greenleaf, died Aug. 4, 2018, at the Linn Community Nursing Home in Linn. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Ward Funeral Home in Greenleaf. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Greenleaf. Pastor Matthew Durance will officiate. Pallbearers are Jacob Hughes, Jason Geffert, Allan Schmale, Clayton Rahe, James Rahe and Mike Diederich. Burial will be in the Greenleaf Cemetery. Shirley was born on April 15, 1933, at Wichita, Kan. to Walter and Odessa (Cox) Chamberlain. In 1951, she graduated from Wichita High School. On Oct. 13, 1957, she was united in marriage to Eldon Geffert at Wichita. Shirley worked many years as a waitress at the American Legion Shaw Post 235. She was a house parent at Twin Valley Developmental Services and cleaned the Citizens National Bank and numerous houses in Greenleaf and Washington.

Wed
01
Aug
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Richard Menke

Richard Menke, 92, of Fairbury, passed away July 24, 2018, at St. Elizabeth in Lincoln. He was born Jan. 6, 1926, to Dick and Louise (Hauschel) Menke in Morrowville. Survivors include his daughter Marlys Hanson and husband Mike, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister- in-law Phyllis Menke of Fairbury, brother Donald Menke and wife Marilyn of Washington, and sister Lavon Nigh and husband Jim of Omaha, Neb., sister-in- law Agnes Marsteller of Washington. Services were to be July 30 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, Neb., with Ron Brown officiating. Memorials will be to the Family’s Choice. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice, Neb. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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