Ball, Zilpha M. Ball, 92, lifelong Atchison resident, died Thursday, August 11, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital, Atchison, KS.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, KS with Rev. Peter Del Nagro, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Ball are suggested to the Atchison YMCA, Atchison City Recreation Commission, or the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Ball was born May 8, 1913 in Atchison, the daughter of Boyd Sutton and Estella Mae (Lott) Cummings. She attended Franklin grade school and graduated from Atchison High School in 1931. While in high school, she had served as editor of the ‘Optimist’, which was Atchison High’s school newspaper. Mrs. Ball had been a member of the PTA City Council and had served as President of the PTA. Prior to marriage, Mrs. Ball was a beautician and she owned and operated the Atchison Beauty Shop from 1932 to 1938. Mrs. Ball was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the ladies circle of the church and was a former Deaconess of the church. She was also a member of Bellevue Country Club and the Friday Afternoon Book Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf.
Zilpha and Max Ball were married on October 29, 1938. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lydia Viola Cummings.
Survivors include one son, Terry ‘Butch’ Ball of Atchison; two daughters, Judy Taylor and Kathy Hines, both of Atchison; one sister, Coral Lee Gates of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
ZOSCHKE, Catherine Ann Nestler Zoschke, 90, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Atchison, KS died Monday, August 8, 2005 at Hearthstone Hospice Unit of Irving, TX.
Funeral Services will be 7:00 PM, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Atchison, KS with Pastor Valerian Ahles, officiating. Burial will be at sunset at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Zoschke are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Catherine was born June 9, 1915, the daughter of Henry Alvin and Catherine Christine (Baepler) Nestler. She graduated from Atchison High School and had worked for her brother, Louis Nestler, at Nestler’s Cleaners for 23 years, retiring in 1978. She was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church; Sunday School teacher for 33 years; choir member for 35 years, and was the first woman elected to serve on the church council. She was a member of the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary and was selected Outstanding Auxiliarian of the Year in 1986. She was a volunteer helper at Cray Senior Manor and enjoyed quilting, making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, gardening and yard work.
Catherine and Arthur F. Zoschke were married on Nov. 19, 1933 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Atchison. Mr. Zoschke preceded her in death on March 3, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pauline Hansen and Sylvia Hundley; two brothers, Henry Nestler and Louis Nestler.
Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Lee and husband, David, of Ft. Worth, TX; one granddaughter, Angela Lee Simon of Anthem, AZ; one grandson, Brad J. Lee of Grand Prairie, TX; three great granddaughters; four nephews and seven nieces.
SCHNEIDER, Evelyn Louise Schneider, 79, of Nortonville, KS, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 following a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, August 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nortonville with Fr. Jon Hullinger, celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Nortonville. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, at St. Joseph Church in Nortonville with a Parish and Altar Society rosaries being recited at 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Schneider are suggested to Jefferson County Hospice or St. Joseph Cemetery. The O’Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Schneider was born on May 21, 1926 in Nortonville, the daughter of Jonathan Barney and Nellie Mayetta (Hoffman) McCoy. She graduated from Nortonville High School in 1944. Evelyn helped her husband on their dairy farm and had worked as a certified nurses aide for 22 years at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester, KS, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nortonville, the Altar Society, served on the rural Mt. Union School Board southeast of Nortonville where she had been a substitute teacher for one year, and a member of the Eagles in Oskaloosa. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and especially watching her grandchildren play ball.
Evelyn and Melbern R. ‘Bud’ Schneider were married on October 25, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Church in Nortonville. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Clifford Schneider of Winchester, KS and Randall Schneider and his wife, Amy, of Nortonville; one daughter, Ann Ray and her husband, Albert, of Winchester; one sister, Ethel Keirns of Nortonville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
SCHOLZ, Georgia Catherine Scholz, 97, Highland, KS formerly of Bendena, KS passed away Monday, August 8, 2005 at Highland Care Center.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 12, 2005 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bendena, KS. Burial at Denton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Scholz was born September 11, 1907 in Troy, KS the daughter of Arthur Berry and Lulu Boyce (Hunsaker) Monroe. She attended grade school and high school in Bendena, KS. She graduated from Highland Community College and attended the University of Kansas and the Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, KS. She became a schoolteacher and taught in Doniphan and Brown Counties. She was an Administrative Analyst in the Control Division of the Stockton Ordinance Depot in Stockton, CA from 1943 to 1946. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, a past president of the L.C.W. and a member of the Cheerio Extension Club. She managed the farm with her husband for a number of years before his passing. Georgia loved horseback riding, dogs, gardening, playing the piano and organ and traveling with her husband.
She married August Raymond Scholz in 1946 in Bendena, KS. He preceded her in death in 1976. She is also preceded in death by a sister Lucille Keininger, nephew Paul Keininger, niece Lylace Bateman and her parents.
Survivors include her sister June Monroe of Highland, KS; niece Janice Coelho and nephew Dwight Keininger both of Stockton, CA and 8 great nieces and nephews.
BERTELS, Robert J. “Bob” Bertels, 69 years old, of Nortonville, KS. died Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:3O AM on Friday, Aug 12th, 2005 at the St. Joseph Church, Nortonville, KS. with Fr. Jon Hullinger as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph ‘s Cemetery, Nortonville; A Knights of Columbus and parish rosary will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 11, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Church with visitation to follow until 9:00 PM at the Church. The O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Joseph Church. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Bertels was born on August 27, 1935 just north of Nortonville, KS. the son of Joseph Henry and Clara Theresa ( Weishaar ) Bertels. He attended St. Joseph’s grade school and graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, KS in 1953. Mr. Bertels worked as a electrician for the former Page Airways, Atchison for 17 years before working as an electrician at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He retired in Feb. 1993 after twenty-five years. Mr. Bertels was a member of the St. Joseph’s Church, Nortonville, KS., and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
He was married to Elizabeth King on June 25, 1956 at St. Joseph’s Church, Nortonville, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include; four sons, Steve R. Bertels, Spanaway, WA, Kenneth L. Bertels, Valley Falls, KS., Ronald E. and his wife Brenda Bertels, Nortonville, KS., Darin W. Bertels, Lakewood, WA, six daughter’s; Cynthia and her husband Ronald Kesse, Cummings, KS., Sherry A. and her husband, Greg Wagner, Nortonville, KS., Lynette M. Hundley, Stillwater, OK., Denise R. Jones, Kingfisher, OK., Lisa J. and her husband Dru Applequist, Kansas City, MO., and Dawn Ellerman, Nortonville, KS. a brother, Marvin Bertels, Nortonville, KS., five sisters; Kathleen Lutz, Atchison, KS., Marjorie Wills, Glendale, AZ., Mary Frederick, West Sun City, AZ., Rita Frederick, Kirkland, AZ., thirty five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. His parents, two sons, Bryan J. (2000) and Gary W. Bertels, (1961), three brothers, Donald J., Melvin P. and Paul H. Bertels, and one grandson, Nicholas Wagner preceded him in death.
CORMODE, Esther E. Cormode, 87, Lancaster, KS passed away Sunday August 7, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atchison Hospital Imaging System for the new MRI or the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Esther Cormode was born June 16, 1918, the eldest child of Lloyd Cline and Gladys Polk Cline. She grew up south of Atchison in the Locust Grove community where the Clines had settled in 1855. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1938 with a Normal Training Certificate. She taught elementary school for two years first in the Clingan School and then the Cain School.
On June 16, 1940 she married Roy Cormode at the First Christian Church in Atchison. She and Roy moved into the house south of Lancaster where they lived together for nearly 57 years until he passed away. She continued there until her death.
She was baptized at the age of thirteen and was an active lifetime church member, most recently of the Effingham Christian Church and the Cummings Christian Church. She was President of the Ladies' Aid for many terms, taught Sunday School, and organized and decorated for countless church events.
Esther had a lifetime interest in 4-H Club work beginning with membership in the Curlew Club. In 1935 she was awarded a trip to Chicago to attend the National 4-H Club Congress. She served as volunteer leader in clothing with the Shining Star and Shannon Clubs. For many years she was 4-H Clothing Superintendent at the Atchison County Fair. In later years, she was recognized as a Friend of 4-H, received the C. E. Sells Memorial Plaque for service to the Atchison County Fair and served once as the Grand Marshal of the Atchison County Fair parade. She had planned to exhibit her record books, awards and mementos at the 100th Anniversary of the 4-H Clubs of America this fall. Her 4-H Club interest in clothing led her first into custom sewing then to the Horton Garment Company in Atchison, where she worked as a supervisor for more than twenty years.
Her hobbies and interests were extensive. They included sewing, gardening, attending doll shows and scrapbook making. Her "green thumb" won her many ribbons at the Atchison County Fair and various other flower shows. She was a member and officer of the Farmington Unit of the Kansas Extension Homemakers. She was a charter member of the 20th Century Club, a social club of the Lancaster community. She was also a member of the Monrovia Road Sunshine Club, the Homemakers Club and the Rebekah Lodge in Lancaster. She also served on the Lancaster election board for many years.
She and Roy had two sons, Jim and Gary. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her son, Gary, a grandson, Alec, and a sister Irene Cline Blau. She is survived by her son James Roy and his wife Charlea, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; five grandchildren and their spouses, Elise and Jason Kingston of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Joel Cormode of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Daniel and Amy Cormode of Pittsburg, Kansas, Rachel and Kevin Linn of Diamond, Missouri, and William and Marie Cormode of Westphalia, Kansas; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Doris Cline Foster of Overland Park, Kansas, and Ms. Merle Cline Powell of Mission, Kansas, as well as eleven nieces and nephews.