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Girls Golf State Champs!

The Lady Bulldogs golf team competed in the 3-2-1A state tournament at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays, Kan., on Monday, Oct.16, 2017. The Bulldogs, coached by Rick Mathias and Paul Zuzelski (Z) won the title of state champions with a score of 393. Close behind was Stanton County, 405 and third was Goodland with a 406. Individually, Riley Baker and Paige Barnes tied for fifth, shooting a 94.  Baker finished first (48/46) in the playoff and Barnes second (47/47).  Kate Plunkett placed 12th with a 97, (47/50), Carly Kullot, 25th with a 108 (55/53), Andie Coleman, 38th, shooting a 114 (55/59). Keller rounded out the score shooting 125 (60/65), placing 55th. 
 According to Mathias, Syracuse is still the only 2A school to ever win a state title in girls golf, until this year.  Also until this year, Syracuse is the only school in 2A to finish in the top three.  Mathias added, “It’s really cool that Stanton County, jumped in with us this year, placing second, which made two 2A schools in the top three.” 
The team had two seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and the last time Mathias had that set was in 1998 when his son Jeff was a senior and they won the state championship, the first state title ever won in golf. 
Mathias feels the road to the championship started last season at the end of the state tournament. The girls knew they had what it took to be good, but they had to make a better commitment in the offseason.  They decided then, that they would come back, better than where they had finished the season, putting in more time. 
“Our expectations were high, because we knew where state was from day one and as we went along, we figured out they were just pretty darn good,” Mathias said. “They had all the pieces to knock off a three-time defending state champion, Caney Valley.” 
The Bulldogs arrived in Hays on Saturday, Oct. 14, before the Monday meet and spent Saturday working on the range, in addition to putting and chipping. They then walked the course, finding possible pin positions, where they needed to put the ball, keying in on what happens when they have a bad shot.  Sunday, the girls played the course in two foursomes, getting a better feel for the places they needed to hit. 
Mathias feels the local Tamarisk Golf Course allowed the team to be prepared for anything they face.  Due in part with the middle four holes, teaching the players they have to put the ball in play and keep it there.
“The only thing that we could not learn and work on is the severity of the slope of the greens that we saw,” Mathias said. “They were much more difficult greens than what we have.” 
The Thomas Moore Prep coach told Mathias he figured that Syracuse had a better chance because of the course they can practice on each day. His reasoning was that some of these kids never see a course like that and then, when they come to state, it’s even more pronounced. 
None of the girls, or Mathias, had seen the course before, but assistant coach Z had played there, in addition to watching his boys compete there on more than one occasion.
 “It was very nerve-wracking not being able to watch the girls,” Mathias said. 
There were three different tee times on two sides and the only time the coaches saw the girls was on hole 9 and 18. They told the girls they had to be in control of their game and know how to fix things. 
“We had trained them how to fix a golf swing and how to work through their thought processes, so we left it in their hands,” Mathias said.   
He also credits his assistant, Z, with the success of the team. 
“We have a unique way of coaching, I set up practices, but I allow him to facilitate them, allowing myself to work individually with the kids,” Mathias said. “I may be labeled head coach, but it’s like there is two head coaches.” 
According to Mathias, the program would not be where it’s at without having a valuable assistant.
Z has the same respect and admiration for Mathias. 
“He asked me to coach with him several years ago and I did not want to coach women’s golf,” Zuzelski said, “but when you have a guy that has that commitment to Syracuse schools, coaching and teaching for 38 years, I decided I would do this for Coach Mathias.” 
He feels coaching fills a need because he loves being around kids in that capacity, a release from his role as principal. 
Z feels Mathias allows him to coach, using his strengths. 
“We are good together because we have high expectations for these kids,” Zuzelski said. “We are not running an intramural program here, our kids fight to be a highly, state caliber team,” adding, “that’s why that trophy is going to be sitting in the trophy case, for those six girls’ commitment. 
Z feels the girls just won a state tournament because they were tougher than anybody there.  Knowing they were taught that focus, that discipline, through their own individual sacrifices.  Z is also glad they have a group of parents that understand their high expectations and allow them to work with their kids and demand so much of them.
“I’m proud of them,” Zuzelski said. 
The girls had some lows during the season, according to Mathias, but had a lot of peaks. They improved as they went, building momentum. Some of their biggest challenges were improving their short game and putting. When the scores were higher, they had a lot of putts, as was reflected at the state tournament. The fewest putts on 18 holes was Kate Plunkett with 36 with as many as 44 from another teammate. 
“There were just too many to really score well, but overall, we hit the ball pretty well,” Mathias said. 
Mathias feels another asset is the team’s depth and how they are packed in there. He does not think there is any team in this area that was this way. Knowing they were not lead in every tournament by the same kid. Mathias shared Kullot was their fourth player, yet she led in two tournaments. Keller scored for us at Lakin, while early on, Coleman scored and then she became a valuable asset when it came to a five score that they needed. Barnes would lead, then Baker, then Plunkett.
“It was just back and forth, someone was always stepping down,” Mathias said. 
Baker recalls going into the tournament, her thought process was to relax and take one swing at a time, knowing she would help her team if she continued to do that all day.
“I knew I was doing average when Coach Mathias told me that Kaylin Cook from Johnson shot a 49 on the front nine,” Baker said. “We knew we needed to shoot lower than her to be state champs.” 
Kullot felt the season was so fun with the ladies. 
“Going to the state tournament, our last tournament, we were all so excited and it was a tough course, but we played through it, for each other,” Kullot said. 
Plunkett started out the day excited, ready to go, knowing they had the capability to win. She also knew they needed to relax and do their best, but when she saw some of the scores, she got nervous.
“But it turns out, it was such a hard course, that’s how everyone else was scoring, so I felt we did the best we could.” Plunkett said. 
Coleman was also pretty nervous, but once she started, it got better, but then it seemed everything started going downhill, with the incoming scores. 
“But we still managed to win,”  Coleman said.
This was Barnes’s second year but she was still nervous and excited, but felt it was especially nerve-wracking. 
“It was definitely an unforgettable moment and this is the best group of girls I have ever played with,” adding “It’s amazing what we can do, and I’m very proud of them.” Barnes said.
Keller felt very proud of her teammates; she trusted them and knew they could do it on one of the hardest courses out there.  She knew she didn’t do her best, but they pulled through.
“It’s an awesome experience and I wouldn’t trade my teammates for the world, and I’m so proud of all of us,” Keller said.
Baker remembers the moment they all learned they had won the title. Her teammates were waiting for the girl in her group from Caney Valley’s score. 
“I knew I had beat her, so when I came out of the tent from reporting my score, they asked me ‘how did the girl in your group shoot?’  I replied, ‘she shot a 114’ and the team erupted, shouting ‘we won!’,” Baker said.
Kullot noticed all the moms were crying, and she was pretty sure the coaches were crying too. 
Mathias’s thoughts for next year are that although they are going to lose two seniors, they are bringing back a good solid core of kids. He expects the junior varsity players to get out and play because they will be expected to step up. 
“But we have to develop more players so we can keep up because we will lose three more seniors the following year,” Mathias said. “It should be very solid next year and we could be right back where they are this year, but it’s in their hands.”
Mathias hopes they will work hard in the offseason. 
“When you have a winning tradition, kids kind of expect that, we don’t back off from that, there’s a reason the girls are state champions, because of their hard work and the amount of hours they put in,” Mathias said.

Peggy Sherell (Swint) Gould

Peggy Sherell (Swint) Gould, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away on Oct. 5, 2017, at the age of 76 at the High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin, Kan. She was born on Jan. 6, 1941 in Booneville, Ark., the daughter of Talmidge Swint and Margie (Gant) Swint.
Peggy began her life in Booneville and attended Booneville High School until she was a sophomore then she moved to Oklahoma City, Okla. She attended Oklahoma City High School for one year then moved to Syracuse where she attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1958. She went on to continue her education attending Denver Business College earning an Associate Degree. She moved to Goodland, Kan. to be with her parents and began working for a law firm as a secretary for two years. On June 7, 1959, she married Keith Gould and they made their home in Syracuse. To this union two children were born, Kristie and Kelly. Shortly after moving to Syracuse she began working at the Valley State Bank where she worked for 42 years as a secretary and retired in 2003. In 2011, she moved to the Seasons Of Life Living Center in Syracuse due to her health. In 2013, she moved to High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin and resided there until her passing.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, bowling, traveling, playing with her dogs, taking care of her grandchildren, and took great enjoyment in listening to music, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Talmage and Margie Swint; her son, Kelly Gould; and daughter, Kristie (Gould) Hatcher.
She is survived by her spouse, Keith Gould of Syracuse; a brother, Kenneth Swint of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and a daughter-in-law, Leisha Gould of Fountain, Colo.; five grandchildren, Derrick (& wife Kelli) Hatcher Of Syracuse, Priceten Hatcher of Syracuse, Kolbie Hatcher of Syracuse, and Dakota & Colton Gould of Fountain; seven great grandchildren, Savanah Jantz, Allias Alfaro, Krislyn Hatcher, Dryvor Hatcher, and Kaybrie Weilert of Syracuse, Brooklyne Gould of Lone Tree, Colo., and Rayden Hatcher of Holly, Colo.; and numerous family members and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the First Presbyterian Church, in Syracuse. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse, KS.
Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be payable to the Alzheimers Wing Lakin Hospital and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse,KS. 67878. 620-384-5100.

Marsha Lynn (Dale) Hagerman

Marsha Lynn (Dale) Hagerman, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away on September 16, 2017, at the age of 70 at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse. She was born on March 12, 1947 in Syracuse, the daughter of Ralph Emery Dale and Margie B. (Dikeman) Dale.
She was raised in Las Vegas Nev., and graduated from Rancho High School in 1964. On March 21, 1965, she married Wayne H. Hagerman and they later divorced. To this union two sons were born, Eric and Scott. After moving to Phoenix, Ariz., Marsha raised a family and worked for Honeywell and Hartford Insurance. She also founded Foothills Decorating, which specialized in interior design. Marsha served the community as a board member for the Daisy Mountain Fire District. After divorce and retirement, she relocated back to Syracuse. Marsha especially enjoyed horseback riding and decorating for holiday events, such as the Hamilton County Courthouse during Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Dale; maternal grandparents, Fred & Martha Dikeman; paternal grandparents, Paul Burk and Lea Frazier; and four uncles, Larry Dikeman, Darrel Dikeman, Duane Dikeman, and Doug Dale.
She is survived by her mother, Margie B. (Dikeman) Dale of Syracuse; two sons, Eric (& wife Heather) Hagerman of Chandler, Ariz., and Scott (& wife Angie) Hagerman Of Saratoga Springs, Utah; one brother, Mike Dale of Las Vegas; two aunts, Valeta Rosencranz of O’Fallon, Ill., and Carol Dikeman of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Rachel, Sarah, Bryton, Payden, Adrielle, Grayson; and numerous family members and friends.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to, Hamilton County Humane Society, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS. 67878. 620-384-5100.

Herb (H.C.) Klassen

Herb (H.C.) Klassen passed from this life into heaven on Sept. 14, 2017, at their home in the country.  He was born on Jan. 26, 1940, in Garden City, Kan., to Adolf W. Klassen and Iva (Ault) Klassen.
Herb attended school in Syracuse, Kan., where he graduated from Syracuse High School. He was a third generation farmer in Hamilton County.
He married his “Little Woman” Velma Stokes on May 29, 1960, and to this union was born a daughter, Kitty, and a son, Mike.
Most of Herb’s life, he ran cattle, and his family called him a cattle-aholic. That was his favorite thing to do. He also farmed but it really was a sideline to be able to run more cattle. He had a favorite horse “Joker” and his dog “Boots”.
Herb received Christ as his personal saviour on Aug. 10, 1958. He had been going to church with Velma and her family and by hearing and understanding the plan of salvation, he asked Christ to forgive him of his sins and to be Lord and master of his life while out driving the tractor. Thereafter, he had a heart to see souls come to the knowledge of salvation and that is why he supported many missionaries all over the world.
Those surviving are his wife, Velma Klassen; daughter, Kitty Banning and husband Jimmy of Ulysses, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Laraine Robert and husband Steve of Sterling, Kan.; grandchildren, Jerrad (Alyssa) Banning, Katarina (David) Phillips, Kraig (Tressa) Klassen, Jessica (Austin) Earle, Kandra (Luke) Schweizer; five great-granddaughters; one, great-grandson, and two more on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Eileen (Glen) Bishop.
Herb is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William (Bill) Klassen; son, Mike Klassen; twin grandsons, and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kan., with Pastor James Berry officiating.  Interment followed at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kan.  Friends called on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Herb Klassen Memorial Mission Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.  Condolences may be posted at

Verna Lou Long

Verna Lou Long, age 79, of Wichita, Kan., and formerly of Ulysses, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita. She was born July 26, 1938, in Syracuse, Kan., the daughter of Albert Schoonover and Thelma (Batman) Potter.

Verna married Richard Long on June 23, 1956, in Syracuse. They moved to rural Grant County and started farming in 1960. Verna and Richard enjoyed a rewarding career in farming for many years before retiring and moving to Pueblo, Colo., in 1996. While in Pueblo, Verna and Richard both took great pleasure in competitive trap shooting. They returned to Ulysses in 2000, where they continued to enjoy friends and family. Verna and Richard then moved to Wichita in 2013.

Verna enjoyed quilting, cross-stitch, wool appliqué and spending time with her grandchildren. Verna instilled the love of quilting in many family members and friends. She was a past President and member of Stitches In Time Quilt Guild. She also sang with the Sweet Adelines in Ulysses. 

She is survived by two sons, Martin Long and wife Debbie, and Michael Long and wife Janet all of Ulysses; one daughter, Jennifer Feldt and husband Rick Navarrette of Wichita; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Verna is also survived by her beloved canine companion, Denver, who provided faithful and loyal friendship and love during the past several years.

Verna is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; three brothers, Don Schoonover, Charles Schoonover, Dale Schoonover; one sister, Mary Ruth Hartshorn; father, Albert Schoonover; mother, Thelma Potter; and step-father, Arthur Potter.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with Reverend Todd Guinn officiating. Interment followed at Ulysses Cemetery. Friends called on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to Pets for Vets or First United Methodist Church Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS  67880. Condolences may be posted at

Lawrence N. Herrmann

Lawrence N. Herrmann, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at his home in Dodge City, Kan. He was born June 11, 1930 in Kinsley, Kan., the son of John Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Lobmeyer) Herrmann.  He was raised in Kinsley and attended St. Nicholas Catholic School and was a graduate of Kinsley High School.  He was a farmer and cattleman all of his life, living in Wild Horse, Colo., Syracuse, Kan., and Ashland, Kan. until moving to Dodge City in 2006.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant E-5. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 4th Degree member of the Dodge City Knights of Columbus Council 2955, Syracuse Saddle Club, and the Moose Lodge. On May 9, 1959 he married Betty G. Hickman at Syracuse.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Dodge City; their children, Teresa and George Kohman, of Syracuse, and their children, Kelsey Kohman and Dillon Kohman; Marie and Daryl Shields, of Lindsborg, Kan.; Henry and Cathy Herrmann, of Syracuse, and their children, Nicholas Herrmann, Justin Salm, Wesley Worth, and Brandi Worth; Sharon and Leigh Crotts, of Dodge City, and their children, George Huser and Racheal Huser, Levi Crotts, and Matthew Crotts; and Glenn Herrmann, Palm City, Fla.; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Henrietta Schulte, of Ft. Collins, Colo., Clara Schmitt, of Kinsley, and Liz Loibl, of Dodge City. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Preceded in death by two bothers, George Herrmann and Joe Herrmann; one sister, Sister Barbra Ann Herrmann; and one granddaughter, Sara Huser.

A wake was held on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus. Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. The Rosary was held Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.  A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Fr. Aneesh Parappanattu presiding.  The burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. MST at the Syracuse Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dodge City), St. Raphael Church (Syracuse), St. Jude Children's Hospital, or Manor of the Plains all in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801.  Online condolences may be made to

Robert "Brent" Humburg

Funeral services for Holly, Colo. resident Robert “Brent” Humburg will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly. Pastor Kathy Leathers will officiate. Interment will take place in the Holly Cemetery in Holly.
Robert “Brent” Humburg was born on March 30, 1971 in Syracuse, Kan. to Charles and Brenda (Crittenden) Humburg. He passed away in Lamar, Colo. at the age of 46.

Brent was a member of the masons.  He received a communications degree from Northwestern Technical School Goodland, Kan. and worked for many years as a RF Field Technician.  He later trained as a HVAC Technician.  He had a lifelong love of baseball, golf, and fishing.

Brent is survived by his son, Haydden Humburg of Holly; mother, Brenda Humburg (Jim Cline) of Holly; sisters, Rai (Arty) Machin, Ruth (Nick) Harris; niece, Payton Baker; nephew, Micah Harris; grandfather, Bob Crittenden of Lamar; aunts, Linda (Dennis) Allen of Greeley, Colo.; Robby Sue Young of Lamar; Ruth Schwerdfger of Coolidge, Kan., Joan Hardy of Penacook, N.H., Karen (Frank) Nemecheck of Tribune, Kan.; and uncle, Richard (Pat) Humburg of Midland, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Humburg; grandparents, Edwin and Ormal Humburg, and Dorothy Crittenden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haydden Humburg’s college fund in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950 Lamar, CO. 81052.

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Myrtle Elise (Holliday) White


Myrtle Elsie Holliday White, age 78, born May 30, 1939 passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2017 at her home, in Syracuse, Kan.

Myrtle was born in Manhattan, Kan.  Myrtle grew up in Randolph, Kan. and graduated from Randolph High School.  She started dating Paul Ward White while working for Farm Bureau in Manhattan.

Myrtle married Paul on June 11, 1960 in Manhattan at the First Presbyterian Church.  Shortly thereafter, they moved to Hutchinson, Kan. and then Garden City, Kan.  While living in Garden City they welcomed Kevin to their family in 1963.  They then moved to Syracuse where they welcomed Michelle into the family in 1966.  Myrtle and Paul were married for 57 years.

Myrtle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Syracuse where she also served as a Trustee.  She spent more than 20 years teaching Sunday school, vacation bible school and sponsoring the youth group.  She later volunteered at the Budget Shop and was Courtesy Chairman for the church.

Myrtle was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years.  She also played in several bridge groups in the community.  She also helped with 4-H, teaching young children to cook skills.  She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren teaching them how to cook, garden and preserve food.

She also served on the Hamilton County Extension Adult Scholarship Board and the board of the Budget Shop.

Myrtle worked for the local Allis-Chalmers dealership in Syracuse before beginning a long tenure of 30 plus years at USDA-Farmers Home Administration.  She was also active in the Kansas Association of County Office Clerks.

Myrtle was also involved in the exchange program with a sister school in Mexico.  She and Paul hosted 3 different daughters, Adriana, Susana and Jessica while they attended school in Syracuse.  She and Paul also sponsored trips to Mexico as well as hosting other students.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Mildred Holliday and her grandson, Corbin Wayne Lillibridge-White.

Survivors include her husband, Paul, of the home; son, Kevin, of Roeland Park, Kan.; daughterc Michelle, and partner Steve Buchanan of Syracuse; and grandson, Kendrick and wife Lindsey of Elkhart, Kan.; her sister, Betty and Arnold Loeckle of Denver, Colo.; and sister Lorraine and Dick Stone of Emporia, Kan.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. (MT).  Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Hamilton County Public Foundation (for the Myrtle White Scholarship) or the Hamilton County Food Pantry in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, PO 950, Lamar, Colorado 81052

Funeral arrangements by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel of Holly, Colo.

Selola Belle "Sally" (Wilson) Lewis


Selola Belle “Sally” (Wilson) Lewis, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away on Aug. 7, 2017, at the age of 90 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. She was born on Sept. 26, 1926 in Newkirk, Okla., the daughter of Olin H. Wilson and Selma B. (Jack) Wilson.
Sally began her life in Newkirk and attended Sedan High school, graduating in 1944. She went on to continue her education attending Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. and graduated from Pittsburgh College with a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching in 1957. On Nov. 21, 1948 she married Ernest Lewis in Satanta, Kan., and they later made their home in Dermot, Kan. To this union four children were born, Bob, Mike, Shari, & Barbara. Sally taught at Pleasant Prairie and Satanta each for one year, and ultimately devoted the rest of her teaching career of 37 years to the Dermot School in Morton County. She was the last one-room school teacher in Kansas when she retired in 1990. In April 1994, she moved to Syracuse, where she resided until her passing. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse. She enjoyed teaching, reading and traveling, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olin and Selma Wilson; her husband, Ernest Lewis; and one sister, Ola Lee Wilson.
She is survived by tow sons, Bob Lewis of Peculiar, Mo.; and Mike (& wife Nancy) Lewis of Kendall, Kan.; two daughters, Shari (& husband Earl) Lewis of Topeka, Kan., and Barbara Lewis of Prairie Village, Kan.; one sister, Oleta Shamasko of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Angie (& husband Vance) Keller of Syracuse, Kayla (& husband Clinton) Smith of Peculiar, Adam Lewis of Syracuse, and Ben & Gunner Lewis of Topeka; five great grandsons, Scotty, Max & Matt Smith of Peculiar, and Brody & Brock Keller of Syracuse; and numerous nephews and nieces and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (MDT) at the First Presbyterian Church, in Syracuse. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. (MDT) in the Richfield Cemetery, Richfield, Kan.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. (MDT) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse.

Condolences may be sent to In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to, First Presbyterian Church, or Kansas City Hospice House, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS. 67878. 620-384-5100

Joanne (Piskur) Boehs

Joanne (Piskur) Boehs, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home in Johnson, Kan. She was born on Dec. 14, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of John Piskur and Stephanie (Misiak) Piskur.
Joanne began her life in Cleveland and attended school in Cleveland and graduated in 1962. In 1980, she married Franklin S. Boehs in Oklahoma and they later divorced. To this union a son was born, Franklin. She later moved to Johnson where she worked at various jobs including waitress, barkeeper, and was a secretary for 39 years. She enjoyed living in Johnson and resided there until her passing.
Joanne enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stephanie Piskur; her son, Franklin Boehs; and a sister, Dorothy Piskur.
She is survived by a boyfriend, Norbert Ellison of Johnson; a brother, John Piskur of Euclid, Ohio; as well as numerous friends.
Joanne donated her body to science research through KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Condolences may be sent to Memorial contributions may be payable to the Joanne Boehs Memorial Fund, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Holly Shay Myers

Holly Shay Myers, 19, has gone to her eternal home. She passed away on July 15, 2017 as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident near Indianola, Neb. on July 9, 2017.
Holly, to everyone who knew her, was a beautiful, bubbly, energetic ray of sunshine. Holly could brighten up the room by just walking in it. She was always positive, and would help anyone at anytime. One of her passion was being able to help her nephew’s and niece to learn new things like learning to walk, putting on their shoes, riding bikes and scooters, and of course let us not forget, how to take a proper selfie. Holly loved to tell stories, for this she made sure that she had everyone’s full and undivided attention. She loved life, learning new things, and was and always will be an excellent role model to her nephew’s and niece. Holly loved and was loved by many. To anyone who met her, it is easy to say she left an impressionable mark. Her gorgeous smile and caring personality will always live on in people’s memories; her pure heart will always be kept alive by those who love her.
Holly was born in Tribune, Kan. on Nov. 28, 1997. She lived in Horace, Kan. her whole life. She attended Greeley County Schools where she graduated May 14, 2016.
While attending GCHS she was involved in many activities, volleyball, basketball, SADD, National Honor Society, and her favorite cheerleading. She was also a member on The one-and-only SQUAD. After high school she attended McCook Community College in McCook, Neb. While there she was a member of the McCook Lady Indians volleyball team, she was the Vice-President of the dance club and a member of PBL (a business leadership program) Holly recently returned from Anaheim California where she competed in Public Speaking and Impromptu Speech for the MCCC PBL team at National’s. Holly graduated from MCCC on May 12, 2017. She was planning on continuing her education this fall at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfathers, Harold G. Wilson and John C. Kennis; and an aunt, Rose M. Stritt.       
She is survived by her parents, Virgil and Joanie Myers of Horace; four sisters, Heather Myers of Horace, Haley Myers and fiancé of Monument, Kan., Ashley Myers and boyfriend of Horace, and Alisha (& husband Dillon) Gipson of Dighton, Kan.; one brother, Dustin (& wife Coriander) Myers of Horace; nephews, Hayden & Kolten Myers of Horace, Ryan Stillwagon & Kohlson Huffman of Monument, and James Gipson of Dighton; one niece, Scarlett Myers of Horace; paternal grandparents, Don and Charlotte Myers of Hamlet, Neb.; maternal grandmother, Ann Wilson Tribune; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts & great uncles & second cousins; and many friends.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Greeley County High School Gymnasium. Pastor Dustin Fritzmeier officiated. Burial followed in the Myers Family Cemetery in Horace.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Greeley County High School Gymnasium in Tribune.
Condolences may be sent to In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to, Holly Myers Memorial Fund, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

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