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Frances Geraldine Swisher

Frances Geraldine Swisher, age 92, died on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Greenville, Texas. She was born on Oct. 25, 1925 in Pawnee, Okla. the daughter of Jackson Brady and Clara Brown.

She is a former resident of the Syracuse, Kan. community. She worked as a grocery store assistant manager.

On Aug. 25, 1951 she married Rex Swisher in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1989.
Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Anderson of West Tawakoni, Texas; one sister, Dora Brown of Salem Springs, Ark.; two grandchildren, Tanda Bergner of Enid, Okla. and Troy Collins of Grand Prairie, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Kylee, Holly, Dakota, Rody, and Hunter; and one great-great grandchild, Journi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Perry, Buddy, Jack; three sisters, Lola, Betty, and Doris.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.

Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Frances Swisher Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.

Harvey H. Horton

Harvey H. Horton, of Kendall, Kan., passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kan., on Feb. 1, 2018, at the age of 81. He was born July 19, 1936, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Sherman Joseph Horton and Ethel Mae (Bishop) Horton.

Harvey was raised south of Pierceville, Kan. At the age of seven months, his mother was killed in an auto accident.  His sisters, Aunt Belle, and Bud and Lena Horton, helped his dad with his upbringing.   

He attended School at Pierceville graduating in 1952, at 16. He went on to further his education by attending Garden City Community College and Fort Hayes State University, ultimately earning a Master’s Degree in Education in 1963. On August 14, 1960, he married Emma Louise Ploeger at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deerfield, Kan.

He began his teaching career at Plymell Grade School south of Garden City.  He went on to teach in the WaKeeney Schools while getting his master’s degree.  His first administration job was as principal at Manter Schools.  In 1966, the family moved to Utica, Kan. where he was the Principal, Superintendent, and Girls High School Basketball, Volleyball, and Track coach.

In 1973, he and Emma built their home north of Kendall where he would farm and live until his passing. He began farming with Elmer & Elsie Ploeger, ultimately expanding and improving the farm over 30 years until he turned it over to his son John. He enjoyed living on the farm, raising crops and cattle, and watching the magnificent sunsets, sunrises, and starry skies.

Harvey was a past board member of the Soil Conservation District, defender of rural schools, active member of the Kendall United Methodist Church, Community Leader of the Peppy Workers 4-H Club, and treasurer  of the West Hibbard Township in Kearny County. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, fishing, traveling, watching K-State sports, and taking every opportunity to visit with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Ethel Mae Horton; two brothers, Robert Lee Horton and Marion Joseph Horton and three sisters, Jessie Marie Lightner, Bernice Pauline Davis, and Claradella Widows.

He is survived by his spouse, Emma Louise Horton; three sons, Wade (& wife Marcey) Horton of Bellevue, Neb., John (& wife Lora) Horton of Kendall, and Brett (& wife Michelle) Horton of Rome, Ga.; one daughter, Fanci (& husband Billy) Coyle of Aledo, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Laura Coyle of Aledo, Trevor Coyle of Seattle, Wash., Megan (& husband Keith) McGuffey of Lincoln, Neb., Spencer Horton of Omaha, Neb., Morgan Horton of Lincoln, Caitlyn Horton of Kendall, Rachel Horton of Durango, Colo., Mallory Horton of Alamosa, Colo., Ethan Horton of Kendall, Jay Horton of Atlanta, Ga., and Faith Horton of Nashville, Tenn., and many family members and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. (MST) at the First United Methodist Church, in Syracuse.  Burial will follow in the Kendall Cemetery in Kendall.

No Public Visitation at the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the Horton Farm, 2486 Road A, Kendall, Kansas  67857, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, from 1 to 6 p.m. (MST).

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Kendall Methodist Church or Hamilton County Hospital,  sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Phyllis Joan Pollart

Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis Pollart was held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colo. with Father Mariusz Wirkowski as Celebrant. Rosary was held prior to the Mass. Interment will take place in the Holly Cemetery. Per Phyllis’ request, there will be no visitation.

Phyllis Joan Pollart passed away Jan. 17, 2018, in Holly at the age of 88. She was born June 20, 1929, to Joseph and Jewell Helfrich. Phyllis was married to Leo Pollart from June 8, 1948, until his death in 2003.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Pollart; sister, Marlene Hamlin; brother, Kirk; grandchildren, Megan Pollart and Joseph Pollart II; great grandchild, Macinzie Lehman; brother-in-law, Gary Pollart; and sisters-in-law, Jeanne Pollart and Helen Pollart

Phyllis is survived by her sister, JoDean Hawkins; brothers-in-law, Howard Hamlin, Kenneth Pollart and Dale (Maureen) Pollart; children, Michael (Beverly) Pollart of McClave Colo., Jerry (Paula) Pollart of Castlerock, Colo., Mary (Michael) Pirraglia of Canon City, Colo., Cynthia Glynn of Berthoud, Colo., Andrew (Jill) Pollart of Colorado City, Colo., Bob (Tammy) Pollart of Padroni, Colo., Joseph (Carol) Pollart of Canon City, Anne (Kent) Owens of Merino, Colo., Charles (Sue) Pollart of Holly, Patricia (Greg) Smith of Monument, Colo., Larry Pollart of Sterling, Colo., Christopher (Tonya) Pollart of Kendall, Kan., and Matthew (Stacy) Pollart of Snyder, Colo.; grandchildren, Brad (Christina) Pollart, Malinda (Dennis) Lehman, Michelle Pollart, Laura (Chris) Dorr, David (Sandra) Peterson, John Peterson, Sherri Peterson, Pamela Pollart, Eric (Martha) Pollart, Samantha (Nick) Peltser, Christine (Ian) Wale, Mickey (Lisa) Pirraglia, Ryan Glynn, Kelsey Montgomery, Josh (Jessica) Hussey, Tobi (Tyson) Schmidt, Kenda (Scott) Williams, Wes (Nicole) Pollart, Linsey (Randy) Santala, Hallie Pollart, Luke Owens, Sarah (Jake) Shubert, Emily Owens, Allison Owens, Abigail Pollart, Hannah Pollart, Jacob Smith, Cole (Kelsey) Smith, Caleb (Brianna) Smith, Justin Pollart, Delaney Pollart, Alyse Pollart, Madison Pollart, Amy Pollart, Chase Pollart; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Andrew, Hailie and Brayliegh Pollart, Michael and Macie Lehman, Clara Dorr, Cason Pollart, Ralphael, Lewis, Craig and Nicolas Peterson, Tristan and John Michael Peterson, Augustus and Theodore Peltser, Lily, Lola and Lucy Wale, Reagan (Braden) Nunes, Peyton Montgomery, Gracie Hussey, Sebastian Schmidt, Brock and Brody Williams, Leslie, Laynie and Libbie Santala, Charlotte Shubert; great-great- grandchildren, Ryder Nunes and Emory Schmidt. Numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends also survive her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Mothers Altar Society or Holly Ambulance Fund in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

Harold Floyd Shetterly

Harold Floyd Shetterly died on Dec. 22, 2017 at the age of 85.  He was born on Oct. 22, 1932 in Syracuse, Kan., the son of William Marvin Shetterly and Rowena Adele (Overton) Shetterly.

Harold was a lifetime resident of Hamilton County.  He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1950, and farmed on the family farm in rural Hamilton County until his death.  He married Maxcine Lewis in 1982, and together they farmed and ranched along the Arkansas River south of Syracuse.  Harold had many interests including the Civil War, natural history and animals. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Marvin Richard Shetterly.  He is survived by his wife, Maxcine Shetterly; two step-sons, Gary Lewis of Lawton, Okla. and Andrew (Sharon) Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters; two nieces; three grand nephews; and a grand niece. A private service is pending.

Helen Armstrong-Pannell

A Memorial Service for Helen Armstrong-Pannell will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Syracuse Wesleyan Church in Syracuse, Kan. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Helen (Mitchell) Armstrong-Pannell was born on Jan. 8, 1923 in Anderson, Mo. to William and Louella (Slagle) Mitchell. She passed away on Jan. 7, 2018 at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas at the age of 94.

Helen grew up during The Great Depression, the youngest of five children. She became frugal in her ways of living because of the struggles she saw during that time. She attended and graduated from Anderson Schools. Helen took great pride in being a mother and a housewife. She was not only able to put food on the table for her family but also managed to feed many of the farmhands. Helen was married to Loyal Armstrong in 1941 and to this union, 4 children were born. In 1960, Helen began working in a restaurant until purchasing one in 1969. She then retired in 1975. Helen then married Chett Pannell in 1975.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Jo Bizzell and Donna Sue Rohrer; son, John (Joyce) Armstrong; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luella and William Mitchell; son, Lewis Armstrong; husband, Chett Pannell; sisters, Bea Dunkel and Dixie Shannon; and brothers, Wayne Mitchell and George Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 7306 Ladies Auxiliary in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.

Dorothy Deloris (Douglas) Libertus

Dorothy Deloris (Douglas) Libertus, of Coolidge, Kan., passed away at her home in Coolidge, on Jan. 3, 2018, at the age of 88. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Neodesha, Kan., the youngest daughter of 11 children to John Wyatt Douglas and Emma Edith Ruth (Denny) Douglas.

Her family later moved to Altoona, Kan..  Dorothy grew up during the depression and lived a very modest life.  She learned hard work from that life.  Dorothy learned to garden, work the land, use various farm equipment, and to ride horses at an early age.  She would use all of the skills and crafts later in life.

Dorothy loved her family, and was favored by all of her older siblings.  Dorothy attended and graduated from Altoona High School in the Spring of 1947.  Afterwards, she attended secretarial college in Kansas City, Mo., and worked as a nanny.

In November of 1947, Dorothy met Ivin “Ike” Arnold Libertus while visiting her mother, who was living in Coolidge.  On June 24, 1948, Dorothy married Ike in Garden City, Kan. They had a long, loving marriage and six children:  Francis “Keith,” Joyce (Radke), Sheryl (Connor), Neil, Sheila, and Chad.

Dorothy was a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to countless people along the way.  Dorothy was also a lifelong resident of Coolidge.  She was proud to raise her children there and helped raise grandchildren and great-grandchildren, too.

Dorothy and her husband, Ike, converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Mormons, in the 1950s.  She was a proud member of the Mormon Church.  She was very active in her church and taught Seminary, Relief Society, Sunday School, and served as the music director on occasion.  She loved going to the temple.  She defined herself by her faith and her family.

After family and her faith, Dorothy was probably most proud to be the postmaster of Coolidge.  She worked for the Post Office for more than 37 years before retiring at the end of 1999.  In Dorothy’s words: “I want to start the new millennium unemployed.”

Dorothy was also extremely proud of her Coolidge community, of which she was a part for 70 years, and she was proud of what she was able to bring to it.  Dorothy was a friend to all, a stranger to none, and the best damn cook anyone could ever ask for.  She also served on the Town Board of Coolidge for many years.

In addition to everything else, Dorothy was an avid reader.  She read everything she could get her hands on. She was a seamstress and made clothing for her family and many quilts over the years.  She also loved knitting and crocheting.  Some of her favorite things to create were afghans, blankets, doilies, and table cloths.

Dorothy also got involved in 4-H with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a 4-H leader, a judge at the county fair, and a project leader for sewing, crocheting, baking, and other things she excelled at in life.

Dorothy was also a Polyanna EHU, Eastern Star and on the Executive Board of Extension.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and genealogy, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

A little over a year ago, Dorothy became very sick and her family thought they would lose her, but in true Dorothy fashion, she was determined to leave this world on her own terms. She didn’t want to die in a hospital. She even emphatically stated that she wanted to die in her sleep. On January 3rd, she did just that.  Dorothy left this world peacefully and on her own terms.

She was preceded in death by, her parents; spouse, Ike Libertus; a son, Francis Keith Libertus; a daughter, Sheila Deloris Libertus; four brothers, Charles Edward Douglas, John William Douglas, Raymond Reed Douglas, Alvin Hugh Douglas; four sisters, Edna Mae Richardson, Irene Mable Bryan, Geneva Cynthia Douglas, Mary Frances Douglas; and a granddaughter, Lynn Reashel Libertus.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce (& husband Dennis) Radke of Hutchinson, Kan., and Sheryl (& husband Charles) Connor of Houston, Texas; two sons, Neil (& wife Connie) Libertus of Coolidge, and Chad Libertus of Houston; five grandchildren, David (& wife Laci) Radke of Arlington, Kan., Daniel (& wife Sandy) Radke of Hutchinson, Kelly Connor of Pasadena, Texas, Rebecca (& husband Ryan) Marcum of Emporia, Kan., and Shawna (& husband Kris) Kerr of Coolidge; 10 great grandchildren, Hunter & Greg Radke, Cayden & Chase Landsdowne, Jake & Ethan Beck, Neally, Andrew, Jace & Trent Kerr; and many family members and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. (MST) at the Coolidge Gymnasium, in Coolidge.  Burial will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge. Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m. (MST) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse, KS.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions can be made by visiting: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/humanitarian-services or make checks payable to Humanitarian-Services and send to: Humanitarian-Services, LDS Philanthropies, 1450 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84604. Arrangements by Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.  620-384-5100.

Zelma Frances (Heuszel) Burch

Zelma Frances (Heuszel) Burch, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away on Dec. 18, 2017, at the age of 95 years.  She was born May 20, 1922 in Wellington, Kan. the daughter of Rudolph Ernst Heuszel and Bertha Emily (Mesecher) Heuszel.

Zelma began her life in Wellington and later moved to Leoti, Kan. where she attended Leoti High School, graduating in 1940.  On June 1, 1940, she married William (Bill) Henry Burch at the justice of the peace in Scott City, Kan., to this union two children were born, Evelyn and Frances.  Zelma had various jobs in her lifetime.  Besides being a field hand with her father and then her husband, she also worked at a cannery in Russellville, Ark.  In the 1950s she and Bill built a house in Wichita and also worked at Beech Aircraft.  She was a blueprint reader and a sheet metal worker at Beech.  In 1956 she moved back to Syracuse on a farm on a place Bill named “Paradise Valley” located north and west of Syracuse.  Among the farming and chores she found time to plan to go on trips once a year.  At home she did knitting, beadwork and reading her favorite books of the “Civil War” and of “The First Ladies” of presidents.

Zelma was a member of the First Christian Church, The Santa Fe Trail Genealogy Club, Hamilton County Historical Society, all of Syracuse, and The William Wilson DAR Chapter of Garden City, Kan.  She enjoyed her garden and her animals, cats mostly.  She was an animal lover of all kinds except for horses.  She said she didn’t understand them, but her cats she collected were here most precious of all to her, they were the most loyal.  The old mother cat still meets an greets you at the door.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Bertha; her spouse, Bill Burch; a brother Max Heuszel; two sisters Zelda Krenzel and Zola Heuszel; daughter Evelyn Farmer; and a great grandson Corey Gilbert.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances (& husband Fred) Henry of Gunnison, Colo.; a son-in-law Travis Farmer of Independence, Kan.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandsons; and many family members and friends.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at the Fellers Funeral Home LLC in Syracuse.  Burial followed at the Leoti Cemetery in Leoti.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.  In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to, Hamilton County EMT, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.  620-384-5100.

Margie Byrdene (Dikeman) Dale

Margie Byrdene (Dikeman) Dale, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away on Dec. 3, 2017, at the age of 90 years. She was born Jan. 14, 1927 in Preston, Kan. the daughter of William Fredrick Dikeman and Martha Wilma (Allen) Dikeman.

Margie began her life in Preston and a short time later she moved to rural Hamilton County. She attended a country Grade School and later attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1945. Shortly after graduation she met and married Ralph Emery Dale on July 29, 1945. To this union two children were born, Mikell and Marsha. They made their home in rural Hamilton County until 1954, when they moved to Las Vegas, Nev. Margie spent a great deal of her time raising her kids and being a house wife tending to all the necessities and needs of her family. In 2007, she moved back to Syracuse to be closer to her brothers, and resided there until her passing.

Margie was a past member of the retired Carpenter Womens Auxiliary. She enjoyed riding horses in her younger days, gardening, and will be remembered for the love she had for animals, especially her miniature horses, all of her house dogs, cats, and fish.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Dikeman; her spouse, Ralph Emery Dale; a daughter; Marsha Lynn (Dale) Hagerman; and three brothers, Darrell Dikeman, Duane Dikeman, and Larry Dikeman.

She is survived by a sister, Valeta Rosenkranz of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Mikell (& wife Linda) Dale of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many beloved family members and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. (MST) at First United Methodist Church, in Syracuse, KS. Inurnment will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be payable to the National Mill Dog Rescue, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home &  Monuments LLC, P.O. Box  1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Violet Oliver (Harms) Hazen

Funeral Services for longtime Holly, Colo. resident, Violet Hazen will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating.  Interment will follow at the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Mrs. Hazen will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

Violet Olive (Harms) Hazen was born on Oct. 29, 1934 in Holly to August and Rosemena (Henson) Harms.  She departed this life at her home in Holly on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at the age of 83.

Violet was preceded in death by her father, August Harms; mother, Rosemena Harms; husband, Everett Hazen; brothers, Elmer Harms, Marvin Harms, and Edward Harms; and sisters, Betty Jensen and Shirley Snider.

She is survived by her five children, Dale (Erica) Hazen of Dublin, Calif., Jenet (Dave) Gardner of Leoti, Kan., Rodney (Brenda) Hazen of Holly, Jeanne Scott of Holly, and Ricky (Lyrene) Hazen; 19 grandchildren, Sundown (Jen) Hazen, Mardalena Smith, Sky (Talia) Hazen, Dakodah Hazen, Thunder Hazen, Lytning Hazen, Rayn Hazen, Terry Gardner, Melissa (Randall) Bland, Benjamin (Misty) Gardner, Tonia (Johnny) Meese, Austin Hazen, Waylon Hazen, Doug (Natalie) Davis, Zach (Kara) Davis, Crystal (Jeff) Flint, Jeanne (Caleb) Smith-White, Ashley Fetters, and Cory (Victoria) Hazen; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert (Betty) Harms and Richard (Susan) Harms; and two sisters, Beulah Deshazer and Wilma (James) Cannon. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Holly Fire and Ambulance, Sangre De Cristo Hospice, or Lamar Area Hospice in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.

Crystal Ann (Rushton) Clymer

Memorial Services for Crystal Clymer will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colo.  Inurnment will follow at the Holly Cemetery.  Crystal’s family invites relatives and friends to join them for dinner following the graveside service.

Crystal Ann (Rushton) Clymer, age 56, passed away at her home in Lamar, Colo. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Crystal was born on Sept. 15, 1961 in Lamar to Melvin and Marie Rushton.  Raised in Holly, she spent her childhood with family and friends, involved in 4-H, and enjoying square dance.  Crystal graduated from Holly High School in 1979 where played volleyball and was a cheerleader.  She worked waiting tables at various local restaurants.  After high school she moved to Littleton, Colo. and provided touch up painting for a homebuilder.  In 1980, she married Eldon Clymer and they resided in Wheatland, Wyo.  In 1981, the couple moved to Garden City, Kan. where Crystal earned a nursing certificate.  In 1982, they moved to Dinosaur, Colo. where Crystal worked as a receptionist at a motel/sporting good store.  In 1983, the couple moved to Nephi, Utah where Crystal gave birth to her sons, Travis and Austin.  In 1986, the family then moved to Fiddletown, Calif. where they built their home and Crystal gave birth to their daughter, Sadie.  After her children were in school, Crystal went to work for the school district as a teacher’s aide and administrative assistant.  Here she earned a certificate for teaching the Lindamood Bell method of reading.  Crystal had a talent for arts and crafts, building a costume collection for the Plymouth Elementary School holiday plays.  She was involved with the community as a volunteer coach and helping hand for the Mother Lode Youth Soccer League.  In 2006, Crystal went to work for the Preston School of Industry where she helped juvenile inmates earn their GED.  Then in 2008, she moved to Lamar to be closer to her brother and sisters.

Crystal is survived by her three children, Travis (Christine) Clymer, Austin (Nicolette) Clymer and Sadie (Chris) Clymer Sanchez; sisters, Melissa Swopes and Taniska Eddy; grandchildren, Eva Clymer, Owen Clymer, and Bennett Clymer; as well as countless nephew, nieces, other relatives, and a host of friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin V. Rushton and Marie L. Rushton; and brother, Curt Rushton; and niece, Meisha Rushton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

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