Obituaries

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David Black

David Andrew Black, 50, of Greenleaf, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 3 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. David Gruoner will officiate. Burial will be 1:15 p.m. in Idana Cemetery at Idana, Kan. David was born Oct. 3, 1967 at Clay Center, to Charles and Janice (Prine) Black. He attended Clay Center public schools and graduated Clay Center High School in 1987. He worked at the Clay Center Locker and Jack’s Food Market in Linn. In his spare time, he would collect clothing and household items and deliver them to Goodwill. He enjoyed midget races, auctioneering and collecting Hot Wheels. David was a past member of the Linn Booster Club, Barnes Lions Club and Sons of The American Legion. On July 7, 2001, he was united in marriage and survived by Jody Dieckmann.

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Norman Duremus

Norman L. Doremus, 72, of Greenleaf, died July 24, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Topeka. A funeral service was held on July 27 at Ward Funeral Home in Greenleaf. A memorial ride was held before the service. Norman was born Jan. 12, 1946 at Scottsbluff, Neb., to Walter L. and Mayme M. (Onstott) Doremus. As a child he lived in Hay Springs, Neb., and then moved to Fremont, Calif. He returned to Gering, Neb, where he graduated from high school in 1964. In 1965, Norm joined the U.S. Army and served six years in New England, Germany and Turkey. He was united in marriage to Susan Evans and to that union, two children were born, Julie and Brian. They later divorced. In 1999, he moved to Greenleaf, where he lived until his death. Norman had a gift of working with his hands, resulting in his own upholstery shops, trike conversion company, and various construction, remodeling and furniture projects.

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Jerry Scheve

Jerome “Jerry” W. Scheve, 73, of Washington, Kan., died July 24, 2018 at his home. A small memorial service for friends of Jerry Scheve will be held Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at Jim Fenton’s cabin.

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Ernest “Ernie” Scheetz

Scheetz, 80, Washington, died Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born May 3, 1938, at Washington, to Edward and Beulah (Windhorst) Scheetz. He attended Washington schools and joined the U.S. Air Force on April 17, 1957. He was honorably discharged from active duty on April 26, 1961. On Feb. 25, 1962, he married Zetta Marie Leidig, at the First Methodist Church, Washington. Mr. Scheetz worked for the City of Washington for almost 40 years. After retiring, he did construction work and took pride in keeping several township roads in good condition. Mr. Scheetz volunteered annually for the Shrimp Peel Auction for the Special Olympics in Topeka, for many years. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, John, Robert, William, Norman, Herald and Jerald; sisters, Ruth and Beth; and grandchildren, Megan and Christopher Scheetz.

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Susie Raynolds

Susie Alice Raynolds, 92, died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home. She was born July 29, 1925, in Nail, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Fuchsia Bauer. Susie grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. After the war, she married Jerrold F. Simpson in Neosho, Mo. They later divorced, She later married Merlin Peck in Nevada. They also divorced. She then married Ray Raynolds. Mrs. Raynolds was a dancer and worked as a dealer in Nevada for many years. She managed mobile home parks or small storage units until she retired. She moved to Washington to be near a granddaughter and grandson and resided at the Centennial Homestead. Survivors include a sister H. Marie Daniels; a brother, John Viney; six children and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be later.

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17
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Ruth Flagle

Ruth A. Flagle, 92, Fairbury, Neb., formerly of Mahaska, died July 14, 2018, in Fairbury. She was born April 6, 1926, at Bethany, Neb., the daughter of George and Dorthea (Smith) Rose. Survivors are a daughter, Georgie Mueller and husband, Veryl Mueller, Palmer; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Presbyterian Church at Mahaska. Burial will be at the Mahaska Cemetery, Mahaska. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Nathalia Gonzalez-Sanchez

Nathalia Gonzalez-Sanchez, 16, Linn, died July 11, 2018, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., from injuries sustained in a car accident near Linn. Funeral service will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Washington. Nathalia was born Feb. 6, 2002, at Wichita, the only child of Luis and Carmen Gonzalez-Sanchez. She attended Linn High School and was going to be in the junior class at Washington County High School in Washington. She currently was working at Jack’s Food Market in Linn. Survivors include her parents, Luis and Carmen Gonzalez-Sanchez, Linn; grandparents, Juan Sanchez and wife, Teresa, Oceguera Manuel Gonzalez, and Rosario Herrara. A memorial fund has been established for the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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Jack Nabors

A memorial for Jack W. Nabors, who died June 7, will be at 10 a.m., July 28, at the First Christian Church in Manhattan.

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Diana Fell

Diana Rose Fell, 75, of Climax Springs, Mo., died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Clyde, the daughter of Roland and Edna (Girard) Ouellette. On Jan. 20, 1986, she married Greg Fell in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include her husband, Greg, her children, Rodney Eaton and wife, Michelle, Angela Eaton Balman and husband, Richard, Randy Eaton and wife, Michelle, Julie Foster and husband, Brent, and Travis Fell and wife, Marcie; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Keeler and husband Garry, and Loretta Hinkle; brothers Larry Ouellette and wife, Diane, Dean Ouellette, and James Ouellette and wife, Peg. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Stephanie Jo Fell; a sister; Leona Sand and husband, William; a brother-in-law, Walt Hinkle; and a sister-in-law Delores Ouellette. Funeral service was Monday, July 16, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington. Father Rathinam Soosaimari officiated.

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Richard Tuma

Richard Louis Tuma, son of Louis and Lillie (Goebel) Tuma, was born July 1, 1929, in Mahaska. He passed away July 7, 2018, at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., at the age of 89. Richard was raised on a farm south of Fairbury, by Rose Creek and was united in marriage to Ruth (Cunningham) Tuma on May 27, 1950. After serving time in the Army during the Korean War, Richard and Ruth moved to a farm north of Morrowville, in 1954, where they had a dairy for many years. Richard loved farming and taking care of the soil. Richard’s favorite pastime included trapping and fishing, which he enjoyed his entire life. Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, George Wurm.

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