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Bernadine A. Ginn

Bernadine A. Ginn, 78, Reynolds, Neb., died Feb. 1, 2014, at Thayer County Hospital, Hebron. She was born April 21,
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Eddie A. Charbonneau

Eddie A. Charbonneau, 86, Clyde, died Feb. 4, 2014, at Park Villa Nursing Home in Clyde. He was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Clyde to Albert and Eda (LaBarge) Charbonneau. He attended Merryville Country School. He farmed and was a school bus driver for 32 years. He operated the FINA gas station in Clyde. He married Leona Dallen on Feb. 8, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 2012. He is also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ella Charbonneau.
Survivors include daughters, Virginia Timm and husband, Gary, White City, JoAnne Breault, and husband, Scott, Wamego; sons, Loren Charbonneau and wife, Christine, Conroe, Texas, and Steve Charbonneau and wife, Lori, Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Armand Charbonneau and wife, Rosanna, Marysville, and Ernest Dean Charbonneau and wife, Evelyn, Concordia; sister, Rosella Hubert, Concordia; 10 grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7
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Richard Eugene Duggan

Richard Eugene Duggan, 64, Clifton, died Jan. 24, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. He was born Nov. 27, 1949, in Clay Center to Malvin, Sr. and Golda (Williams) Duggan, He was raised in Clay Center and graduated from CCCHS in 1969. He operated a small engine repair shop in Clay Center, worked as a welder at Linn Enterprises and at Hutchinson- Mayrath Manufacturing. He married Judy Chaput on May 8, 1987. They made their home in Clifton where he ran an small engine repair shop. Judy preceded him in death on April 8, 2013. He was a member of Faith United Church Presbyterian. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Duggan, a brother Malvin, Jr. and his 
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Leona E. Durst

Leona E. Durst, 102, Sabetha, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Apostolic Christian Home. She was born March 13, 1911, the daughter of William Shara and Frances (Kvasnicka) Shara at Narka. She grew up in the Narka area and moved to Red Oak, Iowa, for  a short time after graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching.
She then moved to Morrowville until 2002 when she moved to the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. She married Floyd “Dick” Durst on Nov. 26, 1936, in Ashland. They adopted two children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd “Dick” Durst on May 10, 1997; a son, Charles Durst; a daughter, Janet Ryan and a grandson, Michael Ryan. She is survived by six grandchildren. Private family memorial services were Friday, Jan. 24 at the Popkess  Mortuary Chapel, Sabetha. The inurnment will be private by the family in the Morrowville Cemetery, Morrowville. Memorial
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JoAnn Johannes

J o A n n J o h a n n e s , 83, Hanover, d i e d Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Bryan M e m o r i a l H o s p i t a l in Lincoln,
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Dorothy Ross

Dorothy Ross, 101, Clay Center, died Jan. 12, 2014, at Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1912, in Palmer to Clarence and Louisa (Potter) Sheets. She graduated from Linn High School. She married George Ross, and they farmed near the Palmer community. She also worked as a cook for Clay County Child Care for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 15, 1971; a son, Robert; 2 sisters and a brother. Survivors include a son, Donald Ross and wife, Lucretia, Davenport, Fla; daughter-in-law, Jane Ross, Washington; six grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 17 at the Parallel Cemetery in Washington County. Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Ross Memorial Fund to be designated later. Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com.
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Buster Folkers

Noel “Buster” Folkers, 81, Fairbury, Neb., died Jan. 16, 2014, at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, at Odell, Neb., to John and Martha (James) Folkers.He is preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father, Swede Ekwall, and sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Charlie Schuller. Survivors include his wife, Opal Folkers; son, Randy Folkers and wife, Renae; daughter, Jan Beu and husband, Rick; fivegrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Nancy Hernandes and husband, John, Gail Fanders and husband, Joel; step-brother, Rex Ekwall and wife, Loretta.Services were Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, Neb., with Lana Likens officiating.Burial was at the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Neb.Memorials may be made to the family’s choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Bruce Knox

Bruce  Knox, 80, died Jan. 17, 2014, at Community Care, Inc., in Clifton. He was born July 14, 1933, in Clay County to Carlos and Rose (Bowmaker) Knox. He was raised in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High School in 1951. He married Laurel Crawford on Feb. 9, 1956. He worked as a custom harvester and drove a gravel truck. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, served as President of USD 224 School Board and served on the Public Housing Board. He is preceded in death by his wife, Laurel on Sept. 20, 2000; a son, Troy Knox; a daughter, Cindy Knox; two sisters, Georgia Barnes and Ima Teen Brown; and his parents. Survivors include brothers, Darwin Knox, Clifton, and Ronny Knox, Edmond, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Marshall, Clifton, Lana Carlson, Clay Center, and Rama Sorell, Winfield; four grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Knox, Minneapolis. A Funeral Mass was Monday, Jan. 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clifton, with Rev. Larry Letourneau officiating. Burial was in St.

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Lois Marie Seitz

Lois Marie Seitz, 85, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was born Nov. 26, 1928. S h e was a fourth grade teacher at
Pleasantview Elementary School in Derby for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ona
Dever; husband, Harold Ray Seitz; and two brothers, John and Franklin Dever. Survivors include daughters, Mary Ray and husband, Gene, Mulvane, and Bonnie Engel and husband, David, Phillipsburg; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Smith Family Mortuary, Derby. A memorial has been established with Derby Education Foundation, PO Box 557, Derby, KS 67037. 
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Ronald Kisby

Ronald Kisby, 55, died Jan. 12, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born Jan. 27, 1958, in Clay Center to Lloyd and Betty (Fagan) Kisby. He was raised in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High School in 1976. He graduated
from Cloud County Community College in 1978. He volunteered as an EMT in Clay Center and worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manhattan for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include brothers, George Kisby, David Kisby, and Steve Kisby and wife, Sherry, all of Clifton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center. Burial will be in the Riverdale Cemetery, Clay County. Memorials may be made to the Clifton Library in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com 
 

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