Shirley J. Logan, 83, Holton, died Aug. 20, 2005, at Holton Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1922, the daughter of Wallace C. and Edith J. Brown Canfield. She graduated from Holton High School in 1940. Mrs. Logan and her husband operated Holton Transport, Inc., along with Al and Alline Hann. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holton, where she volunteered in the library. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie Scout Troop Leader and enjoyed playing in various bridge clubs. She married John G. Logan Jr. on June 22, 1940, in St. Joseph, Mo. He died August 22, 1969. Survivors include a son, Greg Logan and wife Patty, Topeka; three granddaughters, Lesley Harris and J.J. Cashier, both of Holton, and Jenny Daniel, Wichita; a grandson, Shawn Beatty, Kansas City, Mo.; six great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. Cremation is planned. A graveside memorial service was held Aug. 23 in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com
Dennis Ray Horner, 53, Troy, died Aug. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1953, in Nebraska City, Neb., the son of Donald William and Mary June Betts Horner. Mr. Horner worked for the Wathena Grain Company. He married Marty Mayes. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Danny Horner, Seneca, and Jimmy Horner and wife Lacey and Brian Horner, all of Troy; two daughters, Brenda Merz and husband Don, Horton, and Tracie Montoya, North Platte, Neb.; four brothers, David Horner and wife Carol, Weston, Neb., William "Bill" Horner and wife Karen, Ceresco, Neb., Merle Horner, Greenfield, Iowa, and Duane Horner and wife Norma, Stella, Neb.; five sisters, Kathy Baldridge and husband Ashland, Neb., Diana Swanson and husband Darrell, Ceresco, Neb., Karen Roland, Stuart, Iowa, Mary Danner and husband Alan, Fairbury, Neb., and Terri Gettys, Tabor, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Haley, Lucas, Tyler, Schiana, Yolonda, Ashley and Nicholas; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Horner was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donnie; and a sister, Linda. Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Community of Christ Church in Fanning. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dennis Horner Memorial Fund, sent in care of Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy.
Nellie "Op-tose" Suzette Shopteese, 69, Horton, died Aug. 16, 2005, at her home on the Kickapoo Reservation. She was born June 2, 1936, on the Kickapoo Reservation west of Horton, the daughter of Charles and Pauline Wahwasuck Green. Mrs. Shopteese was a nurse's aide at the Brown County Infirmary for many years, then worked for the Kickapoo Tribe as a dental assistant and community health representative. She later worked in housekeeping at the Golden Eagle Casino. She was a member of the Kennekuk Church and the Kickapoo Tribe. She married Lorenzo Shopteese Sr. in 1953 in St. Joseph, Mo. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Shopteese and John Shopteese, both of Horton; four daughters, Shirley Shopteese and Michelle Shopteese, both of Topeka, and Christine Simon and Crystal Shopteese, both of Horton; two brothers, Gary Knoxsah Green and Dale Dupuis, both of Horton; two sisters, Vivian Wishteyah and Charlene Whitebird, both of Horton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Shopteese; two sons, Roland Shopteese and Lorenzo Shopteese Jr.; a grandson, Jeremy Simon; a brother, Leland Green; and a sister, Roselle Green. Kennekuk church services for Mrs. Shopteese were held Aug. 18 at the Kickapoo Community Building on the Kickapoo Reservation. Burial was held Aug. 19 at the Kennekuk Indian Cemetery on the reservation. Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton is in charge of arrangements.
James L. Boushie, 58, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Topeka, died Aug.14, 2005, at an Albuquerque hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Ben and Velma Shopteese Boushie. Mr. Boushie served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later worked as an accounting technician. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Velarde-Boushie, Albuquerque; two sons, James Alkire, in Minnesota, and Brandon James Boushie and daughter Noelle, Gowanda, N.Y.; and a daughter, Sarah Lynn Boushie and son James Douglas Joepeck, Green Bay, Wis. Graveside services with military honors was held Aug. 18 at Shipshee Cemetery west of Mayetta.
Cedric J. Durst, 81, Soldier, died Oct. 18, 2005, at an Onaga care center where he had been living for two years. He was born May 19, 1924, in Concordia, the son of John and Bernice Taylor Durst. He graduated from Morrowville High School in 1942. Mr. Durst served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate on the U.S.S. Mount Vernon and taught school in Morganville for a year. He was a farmer and stockman all his life and worked for Goodyear for 30 years. He had lived in the Soldier community for 54 years. He was a member of the Soldier Christian Church, was an elder for more than 50 years and was currently Elder Emeritus at the church. He also was a member of VFW Post 1367 in Holton, American Legion Post 282 in Wetmore, Circleville Masonic Lodge 20 AF&AM and Kansas Prairie Pickers. He married Ellen McKenzie on June 10, 1949, in Fremont, Neb. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Rodney Durst, Soldier, and Dr. Dennis Durst, Raceland, Ky.; a daughter, Karen Ohlsen, Netawaka; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at Soldier Christian Church. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Soldier Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Maxine Lorene Anderson Fowler, 81, Independence, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2005. She was born July 22, 1924, in Holton, the daughter of Arthur and Gula Anderson. Mrs. Fowler started work in the accounting department of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and sold Avon for several years before going to work for the Internal Revenue Service. She lived in Independence, Mo. for 58 years. She was a member of Glenwood Park United Methodist Church in Independence, Mo. She married Ernest C. Fowler Jr. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Erma L. Anderson; and a brother, Dale E. Anderson. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl L. Barr and husband Ron, Walhalla, S.C., Theresa E. Thomas and husband John, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Barbara Lichtenauer and husband Thomas, Raymore, Mo.; a sister, Viola Boone and husband Carl, Rayville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Netawaka Cemetery in Netawaka. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association. Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Mo. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.speakschapel.com
Donald L. White, 85, Topeka, died Oct. 17, 2005, at a local care facility. He was born April 13, 1920, in Melvern, the son of Ernest W. and Grace Lumsden White. He attended Plymouth Grade School near Melvern. Mr. White served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he farmed and worked various jobs around the Topeka area. He retired from the State of Kansas Highway Department after 17 years of service. He married Hilda Fashion. They later divorced. He married Ruth Yockey on April 11, 1953, in Topeka. She preceded him in death in September 1986. He also was preceded in death by a son, John White. Survivors include Donald L. White Jr., Topeka, Mrs. Lucille Speed, Bettendorf, Iowa, Mary Reed, Prairie Village, Richard Greeve, Denison, Bill Greeve and Dale Greeve, both of Topeka, Louise Schmitendorf, Lyndon, 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Mr. White will lie in state after 9 a.m. Oct. 20, at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be sent to www.newcomerfamily.com
Regina Lynn Hubach, 31, Holton, died Oct. 16, 2005. She was born Jan. 19, 1974, in Elkin, N.C., the daughter of J.W. and Millie Freman Smoot. Ms. Hubach was employed at the Annie L. Johnson Child and Family Development Center in Holton. She had lived in Holton since 1995. Survivors include her mother, Millie Smoot, Elkin, N.C.; two daughters, Tosha Duncan and Jessica Hubach, both of the home; her fiance, John Chiles III, Holton; four sisters, Tracy Spicer and Phyllis Blevins, both of Elkin, N.C., Cynthia Darnell, Austin, N.C., and Vonda Trexler, Ronda, N.C.; and a brother, Willie Smoot, Elkin, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tosha Duncan and Jessica Hubach Education Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
John Thomas Murphy, 55, Independence, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005, in Platte City, Mo. He was born July 29, 1950, in Axtell, the son of Maxfield Bruner Murphy and Teresa Mary Koch Murphy. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washburn University. Mr. Murphy worked for Hallmark Cards until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Independence, Mo. Survivors include his mother, Teresa M. Spiker, Sabetha; two sisters, Pat Fundom and husband Lowell, Platte City, Mo., and Elizabeth Alvarez and husband Eliah, Hurst, Texas; a stepbrother, David Spiker and wife Denise, Wamego; and two nieces, a nephew and other family members. A memorial mass was held Oct. 19 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to North Care Hospice. Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.
Emeline R. Ingels Scheidegger, 92, Holton, died Oct. 12, 2005, at Holton Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Enid, Okla., the daughter of John Robert and Cordelia Jane Stuart McClaskey. Mrs. Scheidegger lived in Holton since 1940 and previously lived in St. Joseph, Mo. She was self-employed at Ingel's Produce Store and she also worked at Ben Franklin's and The Hamburger Inn ("The Dump"), all in Holton. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She married Frank Charles Ingels on Sept. 17, 1930. He died Jan. 23, 1966. She later married George N. Scheidegger on Oct. 14, 1978. He died Oct. 3, 1986. She also was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Ingels, in 1987, two sisters, Pearl Down and Lillie Rowe; two brothers, Bill McClaskey and Bryan McClaskey; and a stepson, Fred Scheidegger. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Ingels and wife Mary Beth, Canton; two daughters, Darlene Cattrell and husband Kenny, Nortonville, and Joyce Parrett and husband Keith, Circleville; a daughter-in-law, Elsie Ingels, Topeka; two stepdaughters, Betty Moore, Holton, and Lois Johnson and husband Don, Topeka; a stepson, Dale Scheidegger and wife Corky, Holton; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Netawaka Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County EMS, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Judith "Judy" Ann Zwonitzer, 63, Holton, died Oct. 12, 2005 at Holton Community Hospital. She was born June 24, 1942, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of A.D. and Gertrude Gosnell Moret. She graduated from Holton High School in 1959. Mrs. Zwonitzer worked for the Kansas State Highway Commission in Holton after graduating high school. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Holton Transport. She and her husband founded Zwonitzer Propane Inc. in 1975, and she served as bookkeeper and vice-president. She also served as executive director of the City of Holton Housing Authority from 1970 until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton, where she taught Sunday school and was the organist for 27 years. She also was a member of OES Chapter 152, Pilot Club, the Jackson County Nursing Home Board of Directors and the St. Cecelia Music Club. She married Larry Eugene Zwonitzer on Aug. 11, 1960, in Holton. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Eugene M. Zwonitzer and wife Janet, Holton; her father, A.D. Moret, Topeka; a sister, Katie Holliday, Topeka; grandchildren, Leah Zwonitzer and Mark Summers, both of Manhattan, Emily Zwonitzer and Brett Summers and wife Allie, all of Holton, Jay Summers, Topeka, and Ross Summers, Chandler, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia Summers, Holton, and Jackson Summers, Topeka. A private family graveside service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to EUM Music Department or Jackson County Nursing Home, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Gustave "Gus" Edmund Fairbanks, 90, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University in Manhattan, died Oct. 11, 2005, at a Manhattan retirement center. He was born June 10, 1915, on the family farm near St. Clair in Pottawatomie County, the son of Edmund Millard Fairbanks and Berta May Benard Fairbanks. He grew up near Mayetta, where he attended local schools and graduated from Mayetta High School in 1932. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural engineering in 1941 and 1950, respectively, from KSU. Mr. Fairbanks joined the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant two weeks after graduating in 1941 from KSU. He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Corps of Engineers during World War II and was discharged from active duty at the rank of Captain in 1946. Upon active duty discharge, he became a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He served in many assignments, culminating as Commandant of the 5047th USAR school in Topeka, and retired at the rank of Colonel in 1972, when he was awarded the U.S. Army Legion of Merit. After the war, he came back to KSU in 1946 as a farm structures specialist with the Extension Engineering Department. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering from 1947 to 1950, an associate professor from 1950 to 1957, and a professor from 1957 until his retirement in 1983. He taught and performed research work in the power and machinery area of agricultural engineering, specializing in farm machinery design, and his students won five national design competitions. He served in numerous capacities, including President of the Faculty Senate and Board of Directors of the KSU Teachers and Employees Association and Graduate Council. Students and colleagues honored him by funding the Professor Gustave Fairbanks office on the KSU campus in October 2004. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1948. His accomplishments include ASAE Fellow in 1974; KSU College of Agriculture Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Student-Faculty, 1974; Mid-Central Section ASAE Engineer of the Year, 1978; Halliburton Faculty Development Fund Recipient, 1979; Massey-Ferguson National Educator's Award, 1982; and induction into the Hall of Fame, 1989. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Lafayette Lodge 16, AF&AM, Manhattan, and the Scottish Rite Bodies and Isis Shrine, both of Salina. Honorary and professional memberships included Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Phi, American Society of Engineering Education, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Kansas Engineering Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, Reserve Officers Association and the Association of the U.S. Army. He married Helen G. Hall on Feb. 22, 1942, in Jackson County. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, David Fairbanks and wife Carol and Steven Fairbanks and wife Cathy, all of Stillwater, Okla.; two daughters, Treva Wiruth and husband Don, Tulsa, Okla., and Mavis Ziegler and husband Rick, Maryville, Tenn.; two brothers, Everett Fairbanks, Green Bay, Wis., and Lewis Fairbanks, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Mavis Mallory, Hutchinson, and Alice Long and Ruby Estelle, both of Paso Robles, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Olive Souders; and a grandson, Brian Don Wiruth. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, with the Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Burial with military honors was in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gustave and Helen Fairbanks Scholarship Fund-KSU Foundation, sent in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Online condolences may be sent to www.irvinparkview.com