Obituaries

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10
Oct
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Ruth Senske

Ruth Senske (nee:Meyerhoff), of St. Louis, died Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 88. She was born Aug. 19, 1930, to Henry and Esther Meyerhoff, of Palmer. She and her husband, Al, had children Susan (John) Brandt and Kurt (Laurie) Senske and deceased twin daughters. She had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Herbert Meyerhoff and wife Enola, and sisters Helen Meyerhoff and Loma Meyer and husband Gary. Senske served as a teacher and librarian in Lutheran schools and the Lindbergh District. A funeral service was scheduled for Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens in St. Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to Christian Friends of New Americans, Christ Community Lutheran School.

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10
Oct
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Mary Cerny

Mary E. (Davis) Cerny, 100, of Narka, died Oct. 7, 2018 ,in Belleville. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday, Oct. 12,, at 11 a.m. at the Narka Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at National Cemetery, rural Narka. Online condolences at www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com; Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Tue
02
Oct
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Donice Corman

Donice Fay Corman, 82, died Sept. 28, 2018, at Clay Center. She was born April 29, 1936, at Clifton to Robert and Fay (Crawford) Jackson. She was raised in the Clifton community. She married Calvin Smith. They helped establish Pruser Electric in Clifton. She sold the business when her husband died in 1970. She later married Edwin Corman. They owned and operated Your Friendly Market. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a former member of the Christian Church, both of Clifton. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Don, Max and Lee Jackson and sister, Shirley Haynes. Survivors include her husband: Edwin Corman of Clay Center; daughter Debra (Carl) Labes, of Sherburn, Minn.; son Mark Smith, of Independence, Mo., 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com

Tue
02
Oct
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Clarence Stigge

Clarence Herman Stigge, 104, died Aug. 18, 2018, at his home in Chino, Calif. He was born Feb. 17, 1914, on the family farm near Barnes. He managed a Phillips 66 service station in Barnes until 1956

Tue
25
Sep
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Bobbi Rokes

Roberta (Bobbi) Ann Rokes, 68, died July 1, 2018.  She was born on May 8, 1950, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Muriel Rokes. She was a 1968 graduate of North Central High School. She attended a School of Cosmetology in Salina and settled after graduation in Washington. She spent the remainder of her life as a beautician, much of it as the owner and operator of Bobbi’s Beauty Salon.  She is survived by her two sisters, Susan (David) Pascal, of Andover, and Janet (Wade) Pascal, of Wichita. She has many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. A memorial service was Sept. 22 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Pastor Dan Norwood offi  ciated. Music was “In the Garden,” “Dancing in the Sky” and “The Dance.” A memorial fund is established to the Theatre Park.  Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington

Tue
25
Sep
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Brian Lynch

Brian Matthew Lynch, 49, Barnes, died Sept. 17, 2018, at his home. Graveside funeral service was Sept. 23 at Liberty Cemetery, Auxvasse, Mo. Pallbearers were Matthew Pederson, Joshua Pederson, Brandon Pederson, Matt Clervi, Richard Norton and Rick Rice. Lynch was born to John and Nancy (Stephens) Lynch on Dec. 16, 1968, at Whidbey Island, Washington. He grew up in Auxvasse, Mo., and graduated from North Calloway High School in 1987. He attended Missouri University and Devry Technical College. On Oct. 19, 2002, he married Maria Weeks at Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked in construction, and in 2014 he moved to Barnes and worked in construction with his brother, Stephen.  Preceding him in death was his mother, Nancy, and son, Joshua Lynch. Survivors include his wife, Maria; daughter, Samantha Nelson, Lawrence; father, John Lynch, Auxvasse, Mo.; brother, Stephen Lynch, Waterville; sister, Stephanie (John) Leverett, Auxvasse, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Tue
18
Sep
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Bernie Brustowicz

Bernard A. (Bernie) Brustowicz peacefully passed away at home in South River, N.J. with his family at his bedside on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. He was 83 years old. He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine, of 63 years, and his six children - Stanley, Bernard and wife Julie, Phyllis and husband John, Daniel and wife Lori, Jean and husband David and Gerhard and wife Diane, and thirteen grandchildren - Krystal, Alexa and husband James, Dakota and wife Emily, Stephen, Jessica and husband Manny, Trevor and wife Mara, Rachel and husband Matt, Ashley, Nicole, Tyler, Daniel, Garrett and Matthew. Two brothers Richard and wife Gertrude and Eugene and wife Gloria, two sisters Lorraine and Rita, half-sister Karen, brother-in-law Everett and wife Margaret, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and two grandsons. He was a loving and caring family man who enjoyed being with his wife, children and grandchildren.

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18
Sep
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Richard “Rich” Roche

C. Roche, 75, of Beatrice, died at his home on Sept. 17. He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., to Rufus R. and Mathilda O. (DeBauche) Roche. He grew up in Washington and graduated in 1961 from Washington High School. He served in the United States Army from Nov. 10, 1964, to Oct. 21, 1966. He was stationed in Germany. After returning home Rich moved to Beatrice and went to work for the Beatrice Daily Sun. He married Trudy Lantz on Oct. 25, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice. He started Rich’s Floor Service in 1990 and later retired. Survivors include his wife, Trudy, of Beatrice, two sons, Jason (Amy) Roche, of Roca, Neb., and Justin (Darla) Roche, of Waterloo, seven grandchildren, two sistersin- law and one brother-in-law. He was preceeded in death by his parents and in-laws. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be at St.

Tue
11
Sep
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Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Louis Schmidt, 76, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Hanover Hospital Long Term Care in Hanover, Kan. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Hanover. He was born Oct. 26, 1941 at Spearville, son of Marcus and Mary Schmidt. He grew up in Spearville and attended St. John the Baptist elementary school, then graduated from Spearville High in 1959. He also completed technical training programs through AT&T. On Aug. 31, 1963, he married Sharon Louise Gales at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dodge City. They made their home in Dodge City for 15 years and became parents to five children. He worked for AT&T in Dodge City for 18 years, retiring in 1978. He and Sharon then purchased a dog breeding and brokering business in Barnes, which they later sold.

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11
Sep
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Alan Dusin

Alan Dusin, 56, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was born on May 18, 1962, in St. Marys, the son of Larry and Orletha Krueger. Orletha and Larry were later divorced. Orletha married Edward Dusin and Alan was adopted by Edward. Alan and his family moved to Manhattan. He graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1980. On July 1, 1990, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to Wanda Craney. She survives at their home. Alan worked many jobs during his life but was particularly proud of his event coordinating business – TLC Trading Post He enjoyed being outdoors and loved to fish, be in his garden or just to mow the yard. Alan loved to bowl and was in a bowling league for many years, he also had fun playing pool. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the USBC.

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