Leslie Robert Shamburg, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kan. He was born on June 25, 1939 at Scottsville, Kansas, to Virgil Robert and Velma Goldie (Sadler) Shamburg.
Leslie began his life in Scottsville, Kan. the 7th child of 11. He then moved to Syracuse at the age of 10 in 1949. He attended Syracuse Schools graduating in 1957. On June 30, 1957, he married Kathleen Kay Downs in Scott City, Kansas. They resided all their married life in Syracuse. To this union were born 3 children: Leslie Robert, Jr., Sherie Coleen and Garett Daniel.
Les began working for Bob Herndon at Herndon’s Supermarket while in high school. He was the Assistant Manager for 25 years. He then went to work for Tifco Industries. He retired after 31 years with Tifco, earning many awards. Including: The 25 Year Award, the 30 Year Award, *Little Eagle Award, Presidents Club for 21 years, The Million Dollar Award, 100 Club and numerous quarterly sales achievement awards. His total lifetime sales for Tifco, was $6.3 million and a total supervised sales as a manager of 4 employees was $3.3 million. He served Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado.
*The Little Eagle Award for Growing Tifco Sales Team-this was the first time in Tifco’s history where a father who was a member of the “Million Dollar Club” had a son to make Tifco’s Banquet “Rockies of the Year”, The President’s Club and the Million Dollar Club.
Les was a very active community member. He was a past member and President of many organizations. Willing Workers 4-H Club, Future Farmers of America, Jaycees, HamCo Gun Club, Moose Lodge, Lions Club and Past Master and 38-year member of AF & AM Lodge #309. He was also a board member of Wyndham-Fairfield Condominium Association of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and the Sunday school President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Holly, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Velma; one brother, Ronald Shamburg; and one sister, Edith Pilcher. He is survived by his wife Kathleen; Leslie Shamburg, Jr. and Garett Shamburg; one daughter, Sherie Gibbens; 11 grandchildren, Aubrie (Kent ) Cleavinger, Wildorado, Texas, Kanda (Jessie) Martinez, Booker, Texas, Jandie (Troy) Palmer, Elkhart, Kan., Cole (Tierssa) Shamburg, Syracuse, Jerrin (Jandi Owens) Phillips, Syracuse, Cali Shamburg, New Orleans, La., Jacob Dewitt, Overland Park, Kan., Jessie (Shelby) Gibbens, Beaufort, S.C., Chris (Michelle) Long, Eureka, Calif., Shay (Anthony) Beverley, Taylorsville, Utah, and Garet Gallagher, Syracuse; 10 great grandchildren: Dalyn, Emily & Grady Palmer, Nicole Martinez, Lanee Owens, Paisley Shamburg, Jeremy & Zoey Long and Jessie Jr & Laetyn Gibbens; three brothers: Duane (JoEllen) Shamburg, Smyrna, Tenn.; Daniel (Helga) Shamburg, Aurora, Colo.; Lenus Shamburg, Pearland, Texas; five sisters: Roberta (Albert) Peters, Salina, Kan.; Lila Collette, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; Neva (Charles) Maxfield, Garden City, Kan.; Telva (Robert) Swensen, Manhattan, Kan., and Linda Donnelly, Englewood, Colo; and numerous other family members and friends.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM (MST) at the First United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (MST) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC of Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the Hamilton County VIP or Masonic Lodge of Syracuse, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Margaret Grace Josserand, age 90, of Johnson, Kan. passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kan. She was born May 31, 1923 in Syracuse, Kan., the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Mildred Brown Miller.
She attended Syracuse schools for most of her education, before graduating from Manhattan High School. She then pursued her education at Kansas State University.
Margaret and Ivan Lee Josserand were married on July 22, 1945 in Syracuse, Kansas. The couple moved to Johnson Kansas, where they were actively involved in farming and ranching. Margaret and Ivan were honored as pioneers of the year in the 1998 Stanton County Pioneer Day celebration. Their marriage lasted 58 years until Ivan’s death in 2003. Margaret was an active member of the Johnson community for nearly 70 years. She shared her faith through tireless good works, and unconditional acts of love, generosity, tolerance, and compassion. Margaret’s greatest joys were in the accomplishments and activities of her family and the many people in the community with whom she maintained ties. Her life truly reflected her middle name. As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Johnson, she served as a trustee, was President of United Methodist Women’s, and taught Sunday School for many years. At the Church, Margaret worked with a taskforce, which was instrumental in starting the Learning Tree Preschool. Margaret was a Past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star. She joined the Cosmos Club in 1945, and was an active member for 67 years. She received her 50-year pin from the P.E.O. Chapter AI, of Syracuse, Kansas. Margaret spent years as a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, enjoying working with children. Margaret volunteered as a leader for years after her children were no longer participants in these programs. Margaret was an avid reader, and shared this interest with her book club until the end of her life. Margaret was involved in the planning and construction phases of the Stanton County Library and continued with service on the board of directors. She also served on the board of directors for the Stanton County Community Concert Series, and the Learning Tree Preschool. In addition to her volunteer work, Margaret was the City Clerk for the City of Johnson for 15 years.
She is survived by her children: Michael Wayne Josserand and his wife Barbara, of Castle Rock, Colorado; Cynthia Ann Josserand and her husband Dean Franks, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Patrick Lee Josserand and his wife Noreen, of Johnson, Kansas; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother in law, O.W. Josserand; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret Grace Josserand was preceded in death by her husband Ivan; her parents, Grover and Mildred Miller; and her sister, Naomi Grissom.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, Kansas with Reverend Richard Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with family present, on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Learning Tree Preschool of the First United Methodist Church of Johnson or the Stanton County Library in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.
Funeral services for Hamilton County, Kansas resident, James W. Elston were held on March 1, 2014 at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse, Kan., with Pastor Paul Runyon officiating. Prior to the service, a noon meal will be served at the Hamilton County Fair Building. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery. Family viewing was held Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse.
James W. Elston passed away at his residence in Syracuse on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at the age of 63. As the second of four children, Jim was born in Syracuse to parents James and Naomi (Stinchcomb) Elston on Oct. 1, 1950. The family maintained a farm north of Kendall, Kan.
James graduated from Syracuse High School in 1968; Colby Community College in 1970 and from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 1972. Following college he was a manager at Sears in Garden City and then joined the family business, Elston Plumbing and Electric until 1982 and for several years was the primary care giver for his mother. James also managed his farm interest in Bent County, Colorado. He was a man of strong convictions and commitment. James had life-long love of sports and family. He was always prepared to discuss politics and believed in the right to debate. James was a man of faith and a parishioner of the Syracuse Wesleyan Church.
James was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Courtney Elston and Anna Mae Rhodenbaugh Elston; George Russell Stinchcomb and Florence Elizabeth Hixson Stinchcomb; parents, James Alfred Elston in 1982 and Naomi Jean Stinchcomb Elston in 2010; sister, Marcella Bellinger in 2012 and numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by two sisters, Janice Jones of Dodge City, Kan., and Debra Elston of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, Bruce Bellinger of Hays, Kan.; five aunts, Shirley Osbmont of Lamar, Colo., Maxine Coleman of Syracuse, and Sandra (Larry) Goodwin of Cheney, Kan., Carol Stinchcomb and Marie Stinchcomb both of Pueblo, Colo.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Syracuse Wesleyan Church either directly or in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, Colorado, 81052.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. For more information or online condolences please visit our website at www.valleymemorialfc.com.
Dr. Randall Kevin Fahrenholtz, age 63, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Greeley County, Kan. Randy was born March 22, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kan., the son of Herbert and Erma Easter Fahrenholtz. He had been a resident of Tribune, Kan., since May of 2005 and was a member of the physician staff at Greeley County Health Services and Greeley County Family Practice in Tribune.
Randy earned his Bachelor degree in 1972 from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan., his Doctor of Medicine in 1975 from University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kan., and his Master of Public Health in 1999 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kan..
Randy was a gifted pianist and musician. People enjoyed his accomplished piano solos as well as his directing and singing in the Tribune Men’s Ensemble.
Randy loved flying, and became a licensed pilot as a young man. His pleasure culminated in building, owning and flying his own plane. Many people appreciated Dr. Fahrenholtz as a physician for his listening skills and gentle care. His service touched the lives of many and he will be greatly missed.
Randy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, in which he served as an Elder. He was also involved with the Greeley County Community Health Care Action Team, was a former Greeley County Community Development board member and Greeley County Airport board member, all at Tribune. He held memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Kansas Medical Society, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association.
On July 8, 1972, he married Janice Fay John at Tribune.
Survivors include his wife, Janice F. Fahrenholtz of Tribune; three children, Cameron and David Jeter of Houston, Texas, Ashley and Trevor Angell of Andover, Kan., and Sam and Monica Fahrenholtz of Houston; three grandchildren, Harrison Jeter of Houston, and Deacon and Titus Angell of Andover; his mother, Erma Fahrenholtz, South Hutchinson, Kan.; two siblings, Daniel and Diana Fahrenholtz of Granby, Colo., and Victoria and Dean Wise of Clearwater, Kan.; mother- in-law Erma John of Tribune; brother-in-law Robert and Margie John of Bushton, Kansas; ten nieces and nephews. His father, Herbert Fahrenholtz, and his father- in-law, Robert John, precede him in death.
A memorial services will be held at 10:00 am (MT) Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, with Terry Woodbury officiating. Private family inurnment will be in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune. There will be no calling times.
Memorials may be given to the Greeley-Wallace County Health Care Foundation (this Foundation supports the Greeley County Hospital and Clinic), or the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, either directly or in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com.
Funeral services for Holly, Colorado resident, June Ardelle Allison will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Holly, Colo. with Rev. Ralph Plummer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly.
June Ardelle (Eastburn) Allison was born on June 9, 1925 in Arnold, Neb. to George and Ollie (Parkhurst) Eastburn. She passed away on Feb. 18, 2014 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colo. at the age of 88.
June was a contortionist and performed at the Republican and Democratic Conventions. She enjoyed singing and dancing. June was a member of the First Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge.
June is survived by her children, David Defino of Calif., Barbara “Bobbie” Stephens Suarez and husband, Xavier of Las Vegas, Nev., Marshall Allison of Whittier, Calif., and Paul Allison of Holly; four grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ollie Eastburn; daughter, Diane Defino; and an infant sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Holly 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.
Phillip Duane Bryant, age 82, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Greeley County Health Center in Tribune, Kan. Phil was born July 4, 1931 in Pratt County, Kansas, the son of Hugh C. & Ruby Petefish Bryant. A resident of Tribune since 1960, he was owner/operator of Bryant Ditching & Excavating Service.
Phil was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. On Sept. 2, 1983 he married Dessa F. Doty at Syracuse, Kan.
Phil’s surviving family includes his wife, Dessa Bryant of Tribune; five stepchildren, Marty McCullough, Wallace, Kan., Dessa Woods of Tribune, Glenna Fogo of Larned, Kan., Gary Doty of Stafford, Kan., and Pamela Babcock of Scott City, Kan.; one sister, Joyce Bird of Lawrence, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Fern Bryant of Pratt, Kan.; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. His parents and a brother, Don Bryant, precede him in death.
Graveside Services were held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune with Barak Bird officiating.
Memorials may be given to The Phil Bryant Memorial Fund for Greeley County Health Center Long Term Care in care of the funeral home.
Mattie Wacker Barranco, 75, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014. Mattie was born on October 10, 1938 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Arthur William Wacker and Bonnie Marie Runnels.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Sams Barranco Sr, who she married on November 16, 1965. Mattie moved to the area in 2008 with her husband to enjoy their retirement.
Additional surviving family include her children, Stephen Sams Barranco Jr. and his wife, Joyce, and Katherine Wacker Barranco; grandchildren, Jessica Barranco , Stephen Sams Barranco III, and Natalie Barranco; sisters, Margaret Nelson and Bonnie Bruington.
Mattie Marie Wacker Barranco, known to her friends as “Boots”, died February 3, 2014 at Emeritus Assisted Living Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She had been ill for four months and succumbed to bone cancer in her body. She had been married to Stephen Sams Barranco for 48 years. She will be buried just outside of Harrisonburg in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery at the Barranco Family gravesite where as you look eastward, view the Blue Ridge Mountains and mount Massanutten, the local mountain peak. Interment will be held in the spring, probably late April. Marie Graduated from Kendall High School in 1956.
She was an active member and volunteer in several organizations, with a great interest in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Boy Scouts of America: Troop 42 (attn: Karen Woods), 501 South Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Donations can also be made directly to Boy Scouts of America by using the link: http://aplacetogive.scouting.org/. Enter zip code 22801.
Private services will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, in Harrisonburg.
Beulah Grace (Dodge) Braddock, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at her home in Syracuse, Kan. She was born on Oct. 31, 1925 near Lakin, Kan., to Edgar Thomas Dodge and Elizabeth Ruth (Adams) Dodge.
Beulah began her life on the farm northeast of Kendall, residing there all of her school years. She attended the Dodge Rural School her first eight years and graduated from Kendall High School in 1943. She continued her education attending Fort Hays State University in Hays briefly. On Jan. 20, 1945, she married Harold Jack Braddock in Syracuse. They made their home south of Kendall. Later they moved to the family farm north of Syracuse. To this union five children were born: Sandra, James, Daniel, Randall, and Scott. Beulah was a homemaker at heart and saw to all of her family’s needs. She enjoyed being a part of the Syracuse community and resided there until her passing.
Beulah was a member of: Christ’s New Covenant Church, UMW, Menno EHU, and the China Painting Daisy Belles. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, (rock, shark tooth and arrowhead) hunting, cooking, and traveling within the great state of Kansas. Beulah found her deepest fulfillment in being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her love and influence lives on in each life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Elizabeth Dodge; her spouse, Harold Braddock; and two brothers, Jason Clyde Dodge and Edgar Keith Dodge.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra (& husband Rick) Dikeman of Syracuse; fours sons, James (& wife Marcia) Braddock of La Mesa, N.M., Daniel Braddock of Syracuse, Randall (& wife Audrey) Braddock of Syracuse, and Scott (& wife Lana) Braddock of Baldwin City, Kan.; six grandchildren, Jennifer (& husband Tim) Graber of Colorado Springs, Colo., Seth (& wife Amy) Dikeman of Syracuse, Jeralyn Braddock of Denver, Colo., Tracy Braddock of Lansing, Kan., Luke & Austin Braddock of Baldwin City, Kan.; five great grandchildren, Caleb & Ethan Graber of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Addison, Logan & Eli Dikeman of Syracuse; and numerous other family members and friends.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM (MST) at the Wesleyan Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (MST) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the Christ’s New Covenant Church or Syracuse Christian Academy, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Martha Elizabeth (Holland) Cave passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at the age of 71, at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan. She was born on Oct. 9, 1942 in Siloam Springs, Ark., the daughter of Clarance Jacob Holland and Neatha Ruth (Brewer) Holland.
Martha began her life in Siloam Springs, and later moved with her parents to Shendohah, Iowa. She attended Shendohah High School, graduating in 1960. Shortly after graduation she moved to the San Luis Valley, Colo., where she lived with family. On July 31, 1966, she married Edmond Everette Cave in Rural Center, Colo. To this union three children were born, Russell, Neatha, and Elisabeth. During the next fifteen years they moved a number of times and settled in Coolidge in 1981. In 1998, she moved to Garden City, until 2004 when she moved Nixa, Missouri. In 2009, she moved back to Garden City and resided there until her passing.
Martha Loved the Lord, and in her earlier years she had a CB Handle, “Toothpick”. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, singing hymns, and camping in the great state of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarance and Neatha Holland; spouse, Edmond Cave; one stepdaughter, Kathy Dowen; two sisters, Sharon Ruth Livengood and Doris Eckleman; and one grandson.
She is survived by one son, Russell Cave of Garden City; two daughters, Neatha (& husband Joe) Fegley of Nixa, Mo.; Elisabeth Cave of Garden City, Kan.; three stepsons, Mike (& wife Chris) Pelc of Williamsburg, Colo., Jimmy (& wife Nancy) Adams of DeQueen, Ark., and Darrell (& wife Michelle) Pelc of Springdale, Ark; several grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends
Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM (MST) at the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge, Kan.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MST) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the KARIS Inc., and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Robert “Frosty” Fross, age 63, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at his home in Hamilton County. He was born July 4, 1950 at Garden City, the son of William & Dena Laura (Norton) Fross.
Robert was a graduate of Deerfield High School. He worked for gas companies all his career. He moved to Syracuse in the 80’s and was a well checker for OK Natural Gas Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing & collecting guns. Robert was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Kathy Gilbert of Syracuse; daughter, Misty Fross Wiede of Little Rock, Ark.; son, Lance J. Fross Wiede of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Ann Steele of Garden City; two brothers, Frank Fross of Alvin, Neb., and Tom Fross of Ocala, Fla.
Graveside services at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City will be private. Memorial contributions may be give to the St Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home.