Dallas Louis Hottman, 77, Whiting, died Nov. 24, 2001 at the VA Medical Center in Topeka. He was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Coulter, Iowa, the son of Arthur L. and Anne Susan Willhour Hottman. He grew up in the Netawaka and Whiting communities and graduated from Netawaka High School in 1941. He served for three years in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific. He was a farmer. He married Eleanor Schmidt on April 17, 1976 at Netawaka. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Anne Riggs, Madison; a brother, Ray Hottman; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother; Dale Hottman, and a sister, Doris Herman. Mr. Hottman was cremated. Memorial services were held Dec. 1 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. A private inurnment was held later in Springhill Cemetery in Whiting. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dallas Hotunan Memorial Fund, to be designated later, and sent in care of the United Bank of Kansas, Whiting, Kan. 66552.
Harry Andrew Mathewson, 94, Sabetha, died Nov. 24, 2001 at a Sabetha nursing home. He was born June 7, 1907, the son of Andrew Mathewson and May Tallman Mathewson, on the family homestead south of Sabetha. He lived his entire life on this farmstead. He attended Harmony country school north of the farm. As a teenager, he went on a threshing crew from Kansas to North Dakota. For two years he worked at a dairy in Hiawatha. From 1953 until 1969 he was a Singer Sewing Machine salesman. He sold and repaired machines all over northeast Kansas, Nebraska and part of Missouri. Even after retirement, he continued to repair machines on a regular basis. He was awarded several trips for his salesmanship to New York City, Arizona and a fishing trip to Canada. He married Delpha Lowry on Nov. 24, 1932 in Circleville. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris Richter, in 1973. Survivors include three daughters, Lois McDowell, Moore, Okla., Donna Tudor, Holton, and Alma Ackerman, Seneca; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at First United Methodist Church in Sabetha. Interment was in Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sabetha Manor Care Home or First United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.
"Wah was mo keh" Coralene Potts, 81, Mayetta, died Nov. 24, 2001 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was born June 23, 1920 on the Kickapoo reservation in Brown County, the daughter of Jesse Keesis, Sr. and Dora Williams Keesis. She had lived on the Potawatomi reservation west of Mayetta since 1966. She worked at the Hiawatha Egg Plant and more recently at the Senior Meal Site on the Potawatomi reservation. She was a member of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation and the Indian Drum Religion. She married Maynard Potts on Oct. 2, 1942. He survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Voncile Mitchell, Doris Potts and Barbara Tims, all of Mayetta; four sons, Eddie Potts, Horton, Vemon Potts and Norman Potts, both of Mayetta, and Lloyd Potts, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Majorie Pahmahmie, Horton, Mary LeClere, Mayetta, and Adelaide Horn, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Jesse Keesis, Jr., Shenandoah, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Drum services were held Nov. 26 at the Dance Ground west of Mayetta. Burial was Nov. 27 in the Mason Cemetery west of Horton. Mercer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne M. Zweifel, 89, Holton, formerly of Mayetta, died Nov. 24, 2001 at Rolling Hills Health Center in Topeka. He was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Washington, the son of Fred and Dora Mandeville Zweifel. He moved to Mayetta in 1923 and graduated from Mayetta High School in 1930. He was a farmer and stockman in the Mayetta area for most of his life. He had lived in Holton for the past several years. He was a member of the Potawatomi United Methodist Church west of Mayetta. He married Bernice L. Williams on Nov. 25, 1956 in Carbondale. She died Feb. 24, 1990. Three brothers, Delbert, Leonard "Bud" and Floyd Zweifel also preceded him in death. Survivors include four nephews, Fred Zweifel, Littleton, Colo., Ed Zweifel, Wichita, Ted Zweifel, Germany, and Charles Zweifel, Tulsa, Okla.; two nieces, Susan Tucker, Salina, and Mary Guffey, Perry; and many great-nieces and nephews. Services were held Nov. 27 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Mayetta Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Potawatomi United Methodist Church and sent in care of Kansas State Bank in Holton.
Golda Earleen Dillman, 81, Topeka, died Nov. 23, 2001 at a Topeka hospital. She was bom Sept. 11, 1920 in Nemaha County, the daughter of John Thomas Edman and Bertha Summerville. Mrs. Dillman was a graftsperson for Jostens for 20 years, retiring in 1980. She was a Catholic. She married Marvin F. Dillman on Feb. 11, 1942, in Topeka He survives. Other survivors include a son, Mark A. Dillman, Topeka; two brothers, Andrew Edman, Onaga, and William "Bill" Edman, Lawrence; five sisters, Opal Noland, Hoyt, Valerie Brown, Wichita, Gladys Edman, Topeka, Florence Ascheman, Blue Rapids, and Peggy Eisenbarth, Seneca; and two grandsons. Mrs. Dillman was cremated. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. Inumment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5385 SW 7th, Topeka, Kan. 66606.
Raymond E. Mulanax, 38, San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 13, 2001 in San Antonio. He was born Dec. 4, 1962 in Holton, the son of LeRoy and Irene Frazier Mulanax, Jr. He worked as a general laborer. He was cremated. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial of ashes will be in Shipshee Cemetery, on the Potawatomi Indian Reservation near Mayetta.
Doris Lucille Barthel, 78, Muscotah, died Feb. 2, 2002 at home. She was born Feb. 17, 1923 in Doniphan County, the daughter of Alvin H. and Jessie Eleanor Winzer Congrove. She graduated from Atchison High School. She worked for Snowden Mize Co. in Atchison and then at the F.W. Woolworth Co. variety store in Atchison. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lancaster, the Women's Fellowship, Whiting Chapter 287 Order of Eastern Star in Whiting, Muscotah City Pride, and a Home Demonstration Unit. She married William G. Barthel on Nov. 9, 1941 in Atchison. He survives. A grandson preceded her in death. Other survivors include a son, William A. Barthel, Atchison; three daughters, Lola Wagner, Atchison, and Ruth Barthel and Rose Smith, both of Muscotah; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy. An Order of Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m. at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Kan. 66041.
Roy Melvin Swisher, 91, Lindsborg, died Feb. 2, 2002 at Newton Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1910 at Gypsum, the son of Howard and Anna Friedley Swisher. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, and a resident of Lindsborg since 1945, moving from Fremont. He was a foreman of Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mr. Swisher was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was financial secretary, trustee and deacon of the church. He was also a member of the American Legion of Marquette, and a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Lindsborg since 1955. He married Venita Ebba Johnson on July 22, 1939 in Lindsborg. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Donald Swisher, Holton, and Dwight Swisher, Lindsborg; a brother, Cecil Swisher, Marquette; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Robert, and Keith, and a sister, Hazel Walters. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at First Baptist Church in Lindsborg with the Rev. Gary Martin presiding. Interment will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church and sent in care of Hays-Christians Funeral Home, P.O. Box 386, Lindsborg, Kan. 67456-0386.
Lenora Frealy, 73, Holton, died Feb. 1, 2002 at the Community Hospital in Onaga. She was born Feb. 22, 1928 at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Marvin D. And Dora B. Henson Cotham. She and her husband had lived in Holton for 42 years, moving here from Melbourne, Ark. She was a homemaker and worked for many years at Willie's Restaurant and the Coach House Restaurant in Holton. Mrs. Frealy was a member of the First Christian Church in Holton, and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1367 in Holton. She married Bob J. Frealy on June 22, 1946 at Salem, Ark. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Area, Topeka; four sisters, Irene Childers, Essie Abbott, and Mildred Bartholomee, all of Thayer, Mo., and Betty McCameron, Kokomo, Ind.; four brothers, Arthur Cotham, Sikeston, Mo., Melvin Cotham, Sand Springs, Okla., Marvin Cotham, Rockville, Ind., and Ralph Cotham, Mammoth Springs, Ark.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society, and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, 1101 W. 4th, Holton, Kan. 66436.
Grace Ruth Bareiss, 87, Holton, died Jan. 30, 2002 at Sterling House in Topeka, after she had suffered a stroke on Jan. 21. She was born March 10, 1914 at Circleville, the daughter of James E. and Anna Swain Ruth. She graduated from Circleville High School in 1931. She taught school at Oak Grove and Glenwood Districts for four years. She and her husband farmed near Holton for many years. She was a former member of Pea Ridge Methodist Church, and later joined the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Holton. She married Edwin H. Bareiss on April 26, 1937. He died June 9, 1986. Survivors include daughters, Shirley Kriepe, Topeka, and Patricia Kauffman, Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Viola Ireland, Topeka; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Six brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services for Mrs. Bareiss were held Feb. 1 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Stormont-Vail Hospice, and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, 1101 W. 4th, Holton, Kan. 66436.
Esther F. Brown, 76, Holton, died Jan. 28, 2002 at a Topeka hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1925 at Clear Creek, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and Matilda Diehl Reuter. She graduated from Smithton High School in Smithton, Mo. in 1944. She and her husband moved to Holton from Independence, Mo. in 1957. Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Holton, the Altar Society and Mary Ann Circle at the church, and Widowed Friends in Holton. She married John R. "Jack" Brown on June 9, 1945 at Denver, Colo. He died Jan. 11, 1984. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Young and Lucille Kemper. Survivors include three sons, Jim Brown and Tom Brown, both of Holton, and Steve Brown, Topeka; two daughters, Donna Kinsler, Gardner, and Kathi Kimmi, Holton; one brother, C.J. "Clem" Reuter, Pittsburg, Mo.; two sisters, Leona Sullivan, Sedalia, Mo., and Dottie Imhoff, Pilot Grove, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at St. Dominic's Catholic Church. Burial was St. Joseph Cemetery at Clifton City, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Mary Ann Circle and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Winona Josephine Ginavan, 90, Overbrook, died Jan. 28, 2002 at an Overbrook nursing home. She was born March 26, 1911 in Florence, the daughter of John Joseph and Edith Lenora Winner Britton. She graduated from Florence High School in 1927. She had lived in Topeka for many years before she moved to Ottawa in 1974. She moved to Overbrook in 1994. She worked for the state motor vehicle department in Topeka for many years before she retired ion 1968. She was a member of First Christian Church in Ottawa, Esther Lodge 458 in Newton and the American Association of Retired Persons. She married Robert William Ginavan on Jan. 31, 1928 in Cottonwood Falls. He died Oct. 26, 1998. Survivors include four sons, Robert Ginavan, Independence, Mo., Don Ginavan, Treynor, Iowa, Roger Ginavan, Topeka, and Duane Ginavan, Emporia; a brother, Robert Lee Britton, Soldier; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Services were held Feb. 2 at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Graveside services were held at Youngtown Cemetery near Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Ottawa and sent in care of the funeral home.
Clayton Edward Kline, 74, Topeka, died Jan. 28, 2002 in Topeka. He was born April 9, 1927 in Topeka, the son of Clayton and Mary Burnett Kline. He graduated from Washburn University in 1950 and attend Washburn University School of Law. He lived most of his life in the Topeka area. He served in the United States Marie Corps during WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He served as the Executive Vice President of Mann-Kline Inc. insurance company until it merged with Marsh McLennan Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President until his retirement. He then joined Locton Companies, where he served as Voice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kline served on the Board of Trustees of the First Congregational Church and served on the board of Junior Achievement. He was past president of the Suburban Baseball League and served on the boards of the Kansas Golf Association and the Topeka Golf Association. He was a member of the Topeka Country Club where he served as president in 1966. Mr. Kline was a member of Capitol Post 1 of the American Legion and a 55-year member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was the medalist in the Kansas Golf Association Championship in 1957 and won several club championships. During his lifetime, he shot eight holes-in-one. He married Mary Warner on Nov. 29, 1952 in Tyler, Texas. She survives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Kline Alexander. Other survivors include two daughters, Karen Ford, Holton and Annette Hollingsworth, Shawnee; a son, Richard C. Kline, Leawood; and five grandchildren. Memorial services were held Feb. 2 at First Congregational Church U.C.C. in Topeka. Inurnment will be private at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 N.W. Rochester Rd, Topeka, Kan., 66617, Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kan., 66606-2800 or First Congregational Church, U.C.C., 1701 S.W. Collins, Topeka, Kan., 66604-3299. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel at Topeka is in charge of arrangements.