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Patricia Ann (Lampe) Alejo

Patricia Ann (Lampe) Alejo, of Syracuse, Kan., passed away at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan., on Aug. 2, 2018, at the age of 57. She was born June 24, 1961, in Syracuse, the daughter of Edward Mathias Lampe and Nita Pearl (O’Brate) Lampe.

She began her life in Syracuse and attended Syracuse High School and graduated in 1979. She went on to further her education at Fort Hays State University for a short time. In 1983, she moved to Farmington, N.M. for three short years and moved back to Syracuse in 1985. In 1993, she moved to Lakin until 2005, when she moved to Guymon, Okla. In 2008, she moved back to Syracuse and resided there until her passing.

She enjoyed recounting her days as a member of the track and golf team. She would find herself lost in her crosswords most days. And she always enjoyed getting together with her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Mathias Lampe; two daughters, Gaige Alejo and Brittany Lampe.

She is survived by three sons, Ky (& wife Kandice) Westeman of Syracuse, Heath (& wife Raegen) Westeman of Wichita, Kan., and Brandon (& wife Carolyn) Westeman of Syracuse; one daughter, Allie Alejo of Syracuse; her mother, Nita Pearl (O’Brate) Sellard of Syracuse; a brother, James (& wife Deb) Lampe of Syracuse; six grandchildren, Aaden, Gavin, Ava, Grayson, Abigail, and Madilyn; and many family members and friends.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
 
Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.
In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Patricia Alejo Memorial Fund, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Arianna Marie Ramirez

Arianna Marie Ramirez, 26, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at her home in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was born on Aug. 29, 1991 in Garden City, Kan., the daughter of David & Jodi Glenn (Dickinson) Ramirez.

Arianna attended schools in Denver, Colo. and Garden City before moving to Syracuse, Kan. and graduating from Syracuse High School.  She received her Associates Degree in Nutrition from Tarrant County Community College and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of Texas- Arlington.  She worked as an Event Planner for a Non Profit Organization and in Health and Fitness at a Fitness Club.  She enjoyed music, playing her guitar and singing and being with her Boy Friend Timothy and her Daughters.  She was preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by two daughters, Aubrey Marie Roberts of McKinney, Texas and Zayden Sky Kinder of Lipan, Texas; father, David Ramirez of Syracuse; two brothers, Damian Ramirez of Syracuse and Diego Ramirez of Garden City; sister, Alisha Ramirez of Garden City; and grandparents, Salvador & Angela Ramirez of Garden City, and Sharon & Lloyd Dickinson of Denton, Okla.

Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St Mary Catholic Church in Garden City and Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St Mary Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.  Calling hours are from Noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to Arianna Ramirez Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home.  Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com

Garnand Funeral Home, 412 North 7th, Garden City, KS  67846   620-276-3219

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis

Graveside Funeral Service for Mena, Ark. resident Buster Dennis will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Hartman Cemetery in Hartman, Colo. with Pastor Eugene Birt officiating.

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Holly, Colo. to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952. He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. He took great pleasure in fishing and gardening, but he was devoted to working and staying active. He was a very dedicated family man and loved children. Buster passed away on August 7, 2018 in Mena at the age of 85.

Buster is survived by his wife, Kay Dennis of Mena; daughter, Susan Snowdy of Pismo Beach, Calif.; sons, Ronald (Gayle) Dennis of New Hope, Ala., Donald (Ronda) Dennis of Mena; step-son, Merlin Entz of Okla.; brothers, Robert (Pat) Dennis of Colorado Springs, Colo., Curt Dennis of Pierce, Colo.; sister, Sharon Stein of Colorado Springs; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, others relatives, and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Franklin Dennis; and his first wife, Lilliemae.

Memorial contributions may be made in Buster’s name 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.valleymemorialfuneralchapel.com.

Warren Darle Wright

Warren Darle Wright, of Syracuse, Kan., passed away at the ISB - Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, on July 6, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Ingalls, Kan., the son of Cleat Austin Wright and Inez Leone (Clarkson) Wright.
 
Warren moved to Syracuse at the age of two, and at the age of twelve he moved to southeast of Coolidge, Kan. He attended Coolidge High School, graduating in 1945. On June 17, 1944 he married Mary Frances Barlow in Syracuse, and they made their home southeast of Coolidge. To this union two children were born, Warren and Richard. Warren farmed with his father until 1954, when the family farm was sold and the family moved to Springfield, Ore. Warren sold insurance for Pyramid Insurance Company until a position became available at the Weyerhaeuser Sawmill. He moved back to Coolidge in 1955 and lived just south of Coolidge for several years until the flood of 1965. He purchased a mobile home and lived in Coolidge a year before moving the mobile home in 1967 to the Wright ranch north and west of Coolidge. In his early years after returning to Coolidge, Warren raised cattle and farmed. Several summers he did custom wheat cutting in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He raised and ran quarter horses for 50 years and thoroughbred for 20 years. His interest in horse racing continued until his death. In 1988, he moved to Syracuse and retired from farming in 1995. In 2017, he moved to the ISB – Hamilton County Hospital due to his health and resided there until his passing.

Warren was baptized on April 5, 1958 and was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse. He was a member of the Colorado Breeders Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and served on the Colorado Coop Board for 15 years. He enjoyed playing cards, playing billiard pool, an avid reader of country western books, working with livestock especially horses to race, and was a person who never missed men’s breakfast at the Southern Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleat and Inez Wright; his spouse, Mary Frances (Barlow) Wright; one brother, Wallace Wright; and two sisters, Cleo Stark and Norma Schiffelbein. 

He is survived by two sons, Warren (& wife Sue) Wright of Holly, Colo., and Richard (& wife Kathy) Wright of Joplin, Mo.; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and many family members and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse. Burial will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 3 p.m to 7 p.m (MDT) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC in Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Southern Baptist Church or Good News Productions, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Mary Ellen Gum

Mary Ellen Gum, age, 90 of Johnson, Kan. died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson. She was born Feb. 22, 1928 on a Farmstead northwest of Meade, Kan. the daughter of George and Blanche (Jennison) Wilson.

Mary Ellen grew up in Meade and Liberal, Kan. until her family moved to Satanta, Kan. were she graduated from Satanta High School. She spent three years in the St. Catherine Hospital Nursing Program. Mary Ellen was homemaker, farm wife and partner with her husband, helping drive tractor, grain truck and working cattle. Mary Ellen was active in the Home Extension Unit and attended Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson.

She married Lewis Gum on August 27, 1948 in Ulysses, Kan.; he preceded her in death on May 18, 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Lewis Ted Gum and wife Barbara of Nixa, Mo., and Jerry Allen Gum and wife Suzy of Johnson; two daughters, Maxine Loraine Hines and husband Bruce of Coolidge, Kan., and Carolyn Sue Weskamp and husband Dan of Nixa; one brother, Leon Wilson of Greensboro, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis Gum; and two sisters, Carol Grund, and Hazel Cain.

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10 a.m. at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson with Pastor Kurt Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Memorials may be given to the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit or Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.

Lois Evelyn (Droegemeier) Boy

Lois Evelyn (Droegemeier) Boy, of Syracuse, Kan. passed away at Greeley County Long Term Care in Tribune, Kan. on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the age of 97. She was born March 18, 1921, in rural Geneseo, Kan., the daughter of Ernest Droegemeier and Nell (Milbradt) Droegemeier.

Lois began her life in Geneseo, and attended Geneseo High School, graduating in 1939. She went on to further her education attending Kansas State College and earning a Bachelor’s Degree and graduated in 1943. On May 21, 1944 she married Gordon Frank Boy in Frederick, Kan. To this union four children were born, Terry, Beth, Margo, and Grace. In 1947, she moved to Syracuse where she began teaching at the Syracuse High School in 1962. She taught Home-Economics and Study Hall for 20 years. She was also very active as an farm wife and taking care of her families needs. On April 2011, she moved to the Seasons Of Life Living Center and later to the Greeley County Long Term Care due to her health, and resided there until her passing.

She was very active and instrumental in the First United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for 20 years. She was a 4-H Leader assisting kids with their projects every year during the fair. In her younger years, she enjoyed square dancing, sewing, quilting, traveling to foreign countries, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Nell Droegemeier; spouse,              Gordon Frank Boy; two brothers, Ernest Droegemeier and Lynn Droegemeier; and a daughter, Beth Graham.

She is survived by one son, Terry (& wife Aggie) Boy of Syracuse; a son-in-law, John Graham of Halstead, Kan.; two daughters, Margo (& husband Tom) Uehling of Germantown, Tenn., and Grace (& husband Dave) Donecker of Garden City, Kan.; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many family members and friends.

Funeral Services were held Friday, June 8, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church, in Syracuse. Burial followed at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Vina Evelyn Disberger Paul

Vina Evelyn Disberger Paul, age 84, of Manhattan, Kan., passed away on June 4, 2018 in her home, in the presence of her husband and many of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was born March 8, 1934 to Connell J. and Margaret (Johnson) Plunkett (both deceased), she is survived by her siblings; Vera Lewis, Treva Arnett, Lela Haglund, and Richard Plunkett. Vina grew up on her family’s homestead near Syracuse, Kan.

While attending Kansas State University, she met Jay M. Disberger, and they were married in 1956. Both of them were educators, Vina a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist, and they impacted many children’s lives in wonderful ways, but their own nine children were the jewels in their crown.

Vina is survived by her children Colleen (Mark) Johnson, Dennis (Martha), Patrick, Mike (Kim), Connie (Nick) Hart, Carol (Dennis) Wright, Russell (Mary), David (Kim), and Robert (Tonya). She is survived by 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and was preceded in death by her first-born granddaughter, Geraldine M. Johnson.

Jay preceded Vina in death in 1986. Eventually Vina met Dr. Robert Paul, also a widower, and they were married in 1992. They have worked together, traveled together, and enjoyed their golden years in Manhattan. Bob survives Vina.

Vina was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer about nine months ago, and her courage and fortitude, matched with the love and support of her family, made it possible to extend her life by many months. With the same courage, she made the decision to come home and be near family to live out her final days, where she was surrounded by those she loved most in this world. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will continue to echo in the lives of those who love her most.

A Vigil with the Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan.  The family will greet friends following the visitation until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with Father Frank Coady as Celebrant.         

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday June 8, 2018 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery Lake Elbow Community in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vina Disberger Paul Memorial Fund.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com

Harry Lewis Huber

Harry Lewis Huber, of Syracuse, Kan., passed away at his home in Syracuse, on Feb. 3, 2018, at the age of 93. He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Brookville Penn., the son of Harry William Huber and Mina Elva (Burkett) Huber.

He grew up in Brookville and attended Brookville High School, graduating in 1943. Soon after, he was drafted into the United States Navy. He was on the USS Hornet (CV-12) and completed his military service in 1946. He then returned to California where he began working for a flooring company. He was later sent to Armstrong Trade School to learn blinds, laying carpet, and various types of flooring. On Sept. 4, 1949, he married Myrtle Marie Manning in Long Beach, Calif. They later moved to Summerville, Ore.  While taking care of his flooring company he also bought farm ground and farmed and ranched. He took great pride in his flooring company and the love of farming until he retired in 2011. In November of 2017, he moved to Syracuse due to his health and to be closer to his son and resided there until his passing.

He was a member of the Summerville Baptist Church in Oregon. He enjoyed laying floors and had a great love for farming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry William Huber and Mina Elva (Burkett) Huber; and one brother, Ralph Huber.

He is survived by his spouse, Myrtle Marie (Manning) Huber of Syracuse; two sons, Schuyler William Huber of Martinez, Calif. and Corey (& wife Lore) Huber of Syracuse; three brothers, Claude Newcome of Pennsylvania, Floyd (& wife Rhoda) Huber of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Harold (& wife Ruth) Huber of Arizona; one sister, Margret Hummel of California; two grandchildren, Keshia Huber and Corey Huber of Vici, Okla.; two great grandchildren; Jaxon Allison of Vici, and Logan Andrews of Vici; and many family members and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on June 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. (PDT) in Oregon at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville; lunch will be served following services.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Hospice St. Catherine Hospital or Heart N Hospice Palliative Care in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Cynthia Denise (Marvin) Akers

Cynthia Denise (Marvin) Akers, of Kendall, Kan., passed away at the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kan. on May 21, 2018, at the age of 60. She was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Kokomo, Ind., the daughter of Dr. Norman Marvin and Audine (Willard) Marvin.

She began her life in Kokomo and moved with her family to Kiowa, Kan. and attended school until she completed kindergarten. She moved to Syracuse and attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1975. She went on to further her education at Oral Roberts University, earning a bachelor’s degree in science and nursing in 1979. On Aug. 11, 1979, she married Mark Kent Akers in Kansas City, Mo., and they made their home southeast of Syracuse on the farm. To this union two children were born, Jessica and Scott. She devoted all of her adult life to the medical field working in several places. She was a dedicated nurse, working for various doctors including Dr. Doug Parks, Dr. Ann Polich, and she was the surgical RN for Dr. Ray Kenoyer until she was forced to retire due to her health.  She was the Administrator of the Hamilton County Hospital, as well as the Director Of Nursing of Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital.

She spoke in Washington, D.C. for critical access hospital and in the Grand Cayman Islands for administrative hospital management. During these years of medical work she also helped her husband on the farm and was a devoted mother to her two children. She enjoyed living on the farm and resided there until her untimely passing.

She was a member of the PEO, National State Hospital Administrators, The United Methodist Church and was a certified Master Gardener. She loved being in her garden, working on the family farm, reading, knitting, scuba diving, studying the Bible, shell collecting, but her greatest enjoyment was being with her husband, kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her spouse; a son, Scott (& wife Vallin) Akers of Marion, Kan.; a daughter, Jessica Akers of Ulysses;  her parents, Dr. Norman and Audine Marvin of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, John (& wife Connie) Marvin of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Pam Griffith of Atlanta, and Kim (& husband Rusty) Mann of Prairie Village, Kan.; two grandchildren, August & Austin Akers of Marion; and many family members and friends.

Memorial Services were held Friday, May 25, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church, in Syracuse. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Coral Restoration Foundation, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

Aubrey Gene Coleman

Aubrey Gene Coleman, of Syracuse, Kan., passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, on May 8, 2018, at the age of 79. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Lakin, Kan., the son of Lyle Arthur Coleman and Lavina Vendora (Finlay) Coleman.

Aubrey attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1956. Soon after graduation he entered the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. In 1958, he returned from the service and married Maxine Stinchcomb. From this union two sons were born, Rich and Randy. At this time, he also began working at the Amerine ranch in Syracuse. In 1963, he began working for Don Hook, driving truck for the next 10 years. In 1973, he began working with his dad and brother Gary doing irrigation work for two short years. In 1975, he went to work for Hamilton County for 7 years. On Nov. 11, 1977, he married Renee Annet Leslie in Syracuse. From this union they became a blended family with the addition of Renees daughter, Amy. In 1982, he went back to driving a truck hauling milk for Rite Way for the next six years. In 2006, he purchased the Liquor Shack in Syracuse, where he worked until retiring.

He was a past member of the Moose Lodge in Syracuse. He enjoyed animals, hunting, fishing, and driving in the country mostly down the river road.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Renee` Coleman; one brother, Gary Aldene Coleman; and one sister, Carolyn Veach.

He is survived by two sons, Randy Coleman of Syracuse, and Richard (& wife Lisa) Coleman of Wichita, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Amy (& husband John) Welch of Syracuse; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many family members and friends.

Graveside Memorial Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Syracuse Cemetery, in Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable to 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.

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