Martin W. “Doc’” Stover, departed this life after a short illness on Nov. 10, 2015, he was 83. He was born Aug. 26, 1932. Memorials made me made to Michael R. Owens in C/O the First National Bank in Syracuse, Kan.
Kip D. Oliver, age 64, of Derby, Kan., a retired Spirit Aerosystems employee, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
Kip is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Oliver; mother and stepfather, Neta and Robert Grimes; and a brother Gary Oliver. Survivors include his wife, Karen; daughter, Heather Oliver Roy; sisters, Linda Stover and Janet Carter; granddaughter, Taylor Shae Roy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob & Shirley Fluke; brother-in-law, Richard Reder; one niece and five nephews.
Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 9 at Smith Mortuary, 501 SE Louis Blvd., in Mulvane, Kan.. A celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, Nov. 10, Mulvane United Methodist Church and interment followed at Mulvane Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane, KS 67110 and Bread of Life, Walk to Emmaus, P.O. Box 47307, Wichita, KS 67201-7307. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com.
Christopher Allen Howell, 25 of Lindsborg, Kan., passed away. Christopher was born in Topeka, Kansas on April 13, 1990, a son of Nancy Highsmith, of Portland, Ore. and the late John Howell.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Highsmith of Portland; two sisters, Kacy Howell and fiance, Luke Rogge of Lindsborg and Nicole Howell of Eugene, Ore.; and one brother, Wesley Howell of Topeka, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father and nephew, Allan Rogge. Services will be held at a later date.
For more information visit www.carlsonfh.net or Facebook. A service of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home.
Beulah Therese (Smith) Grilliot passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the age of 89 at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kan. She was born on Jan. 12, 1926 in Bent County Colorado, the daughter of George Harrison Smith and Nora Ellen (Force) Smith.
Beulah attended Las Animas High School and graduated in 1944. On Sept. 12, 1945, she married James Charles Grilliot in Las Animas, Colo. To this union five children were born, Therese, David, Ellen, Danny, and Janice. They purchased a homestead in northeast Hamilton County, and built their home in 1950 where they farmed. In July 2014, she moved to Seasons Of Life Living Center due to her health and resided there until her passing.
Beulah was a member of the St. Raphael Catholic Church, St. Raphael’s Altar Society, Dodge City Diocese Of Catholic Women, and the Grandmother’s Club. She enjoyed bowling, flea market, gardening, most importantly raising peonies and african violets, working in her greenhouse, raising poultry, collecting memorabilia, playing games, and her greatest enjoyment was spending time with the grandchildren, and especially the great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Nora Smith; her husband, James Charles Grilliot, Jr.; four brothers, LeRoy Smith, Mahlon Smith, Howard Smith, and George Smith; three sisters, Gladys Nelson, Helen Anders, and Marie Motskus.
She is survived by two sons, two sons, David (Dora) Grilliot of Syracuse, and Danny (Nancy) Grilliot of Syracuse; three daughters, Therese (Sonny) Blyn of Wichita, Kan., Ellen (Dave) Larson of Cunningham, Kan. and Janice (Jerry) Garten of Wichita; and one brother, Robert Smith of Hasty, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, Tami (John) Alexander & their 3 children of Wichita, Nora (Brad) Rayl and their 3 children of Wichita, Rhonda (Tim) Hedberg and their 5 of Syracuse, Harry (Heather) Grilliot and their 4 children of Greenville, S.C., John (Shannon) Garten and their 4 children of Wichita, Eric Grilliot of Hendersonville, N.C., James (Kristen) Blyn and their 2 children of Haslet, Texas, Sarah (Tom) Willits and their 5 children of Wichita, Adam (Shannan) Grilliot and their 3 children of Wichita, Michael (Elizabeth) Blyn and their 3 children of Wichita, Benjamin (Shelby) Larson and their 2 children of Wichita, Paul (Kirstin) Grilliot of Plains, Kan., Brian (Tabatha) Grilliot and their 3 children of Syracuse, Jacob Larson of Wichita, Daniel Larson of Wichita, and Noah Larson of San Antonio, Texas; 37 great grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends
Funeral Mass Service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (MST) at the St. Raphael Catholic Church in Syracuse. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m (MST) at Fellers Funeral Home LLC in Syracuse.
Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. (MST) at the St. Raphael Catholic Church, Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made payable to the James & Beulah Grilliot Memorial fund for a Respect Life Monument or St. Raphael Church Sidewalk Fund, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Graveside services for former Holly, Colo. resident Helen Pollart will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Holly Cemetery in Holly with Deacon Allan Medina officiating.
Helen Virginia Pollart was born July 28, 1931 in Lyons, Kan. to Harry and Anna (Wiens) Chase. She passed away on Sept. 20, 2015 at her home at the age of 84, as a survivor of recurring breast cancer for 34 years.
Helen attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver and received her BS from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Helen taught high school business for 14 years. Helen was an accomplished pianist, having learned to play by ear when she was four years old. She also enjoyed travel, bridge, tennis, and reading.
Helen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth Pollart; daughter, Kay (Don) Nelson of Kansas, City, Kan.; her sons, Stephen (Leslie) Pollart of Pompano Beach, Fla., Thomas Pollart of Kansas City, Kan., Timothy Pollart of Lake Forest, Calif.; son-in-law, James Belt of St. Louis, Mo.; and by six grandchildren.
Helen is preceded in death by her sisters, Harriet Lance and Mary Jane Singleton; and her daughter, Deborah Belt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Florida Orchestra 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.
Irving David "Dave" Brownlee, age 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at his home in Syracuse, Kan. He was born on Jan. 24, 1938 in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Irving Earl Brownlee and Leota Arneta (Anderson) Brownlee.
Dave grew up in Burdett and attended Burdett Grade School. At the age of 10 he moved with his family to Deerfield. He attended Deerfield High School and graduated in 1956. He continued his education and took one semester at K-State, then he went home and never returned due to the need to help his father with the farming and ranching. In 1959, he married Marlene Novis, together they had 4 sons and were later divorced. In 1969, he moved to Syracuse where he continued farming and ranching. On Dec. 8, 1979, he married Carol Jean Bergstrom in Larned, Kan. and they, and their 6 children together, made their home on the farm east of Syracuse. Dave enjoyed living on the farm, taking care of livestock, and he resided there until his passing.
He was a member of 4-H as a child and later became a 4-H Leader, he was also member of the Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed studying history of all types, artifact hunting, collecting rocks, playing chess, artwork, telling stories, reading, singing, cowboy poetry, attending auctions and never missed a cattle sale. Family gatherings and celebrations for birthdays and holidays were the highlight of every year.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Leota Brownlee; and a daughter-in-law, Mary (Zimmett) Brownlee;
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean (Bergstrom) Brownlee of Syracuse; five sons, Hugh (& wife Becky) Brownlee of Syracuse, Earl Brownlee of Evans, Colo., Lynn (& wife Lorie) Brownlee of Lee's Summit, Mo., Jason (& wife Jennifer) Dougherty of Garden City, Kan., and Neil (& wife Elizabeth) Brownlee of Syracuse, one daughter, Cindy (& husband Dan) Lovato of Syracuse; one sister, Eldena Jenette Griswold of Wichita, Kan., 25 grandchildren, Steven, Cole (& wife Jessica), John (& wife Anna), Craig, Jessica, Jordan, Eden, Kamie, Gabriella, Isabella, Megan, Erin, Austin, Brandon, Deanna, Danielle, Cody, Addison, Isaac, Caleb, Abigail, Rissa, Sarah, Kalie, and Madison; four great grandchildren; as well as numerous family members and friends
Memorial Service was held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com. Memorial contributions may be payable to the Southern Baptist Church and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
I. David Brownlee passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the age of 76 at his home in, Syracuse, Kan. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be payable to the Southern Baptist Church and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100. An obituary notice will be printed at a later date.
William Alvin Lillibridge, age 80, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kan. He was born on Aug. 12, 1935 in Cimarron, Kan., the son of Alvin V. Lillibridge and Alpha Mavis (Kime) Lillibridge.
Al began his life in Cimarron, and grew up in Kalvesta, attending Kalvesta Public School. He then attended Cimarron High School and during his high school years he helped his father with the farming operation. On March 26, 1961, he married Wilma Kay Frazee, and they made their home in Cimarron. To this union two children were born, Bart Alan and Jan Laree. In 1967, Al bought his first semi truck and began trucking for PSI Pricket and Son. In 1970, he leased a farm south of Hoxie for six years. In 1976, he moved to Walsh, Colo. where began custom farming, and in 1983, he began working as a carpenter. In 1985, he moved to Syracuse and continued carpentry work and also worked for the Hub for a few years. In 2000, he began driving a sand truck for Tarbet Concrete and retired in 2007. Al enjoyed living in Syracuse and resided there until his passing.
He enjoyed wood working, fishing, gardening, watching RFD TV, and watching cattle sell at the Syracuse Sale Barn, but his greatest enjoyment was drinking coffee with his friends and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Mavis Lillibridge; one sister, Waneta Kelley; and one grandson, Corbin Lillibridge.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Lillibridge of Syracuse; one son, Bart (& wife Tracy) Lillibridge of Syracuse; one daughter, Jan (& husband Randy) Kraft of Lakin, Kan.; one brother, Kenney (& wife Linda) Lillibridge of Austin, Texas; one sister, Alveta Butcher of Dodge City, Kan.; six grandchildren, Kayla & Shelby Kraft, Kendrick Lillibridge, Blaine & Katie Lawson and Connie Brummett; 14 great grandchildren; as well as numerous family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. (MST) at the Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST) at the Fellers Funeral Home LLC in Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the Christian Academy or Hamilton County Hospital, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Harold William Guldner, age 86, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Greeley County Long Term Care in Tribune, Kan. He was born on Nov. 26, 1928 in Canyon City, Colo., the son of Edwin Guldner and Josephine Doris (Simonson) Guldner.
Harold began his life in Canyon City where he grew up on a farm in northeast Stanton County and attended a country school until he completed eight grade. In 1942, he moved to Syracuse and attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1946. He married Rebecca Ruth Barnett; later they made their home southwest of Syracuse on the farm. To this union three children were born, Douglas Alvin, Valory Ann, and David Kin. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher in Hamilton County. In 1975, he moved from their country home to a house in Syracuse. He was a Kansas State Representative from 1980 to 1990 for the 122 District in Topeka. In 1995 he retired from farming and ranching to Arizona for the winters. In September 2014, he moved to Greeley County Long Term Care due to his health and resided there until his passing.
He was a member of the State Board of Farm Bureau, Hamilton County Historical Hall Of Fame, First United Methodist Church and held numerous offices. He was a long time Mason. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, was a workaholic and loved working on the farm, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandkids and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Josephine Guldner; one son, David Kin Guldner; and two sisters, Irla Mays and Aileen Swisher.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Guldner of Syracuse; one son, Douglas (& wife Renie) Guldner of Syracuse; one daughter, Valory (& husband Terry) Kershner of Manhattan, Kan.; three grandchildren, Drew Kershner of Gardner, Kan., Elise Gronemeyer (& husband Dustin) of Plymouth, Neb., and Tori Guldner of Phoenix, Ariz.; four great grandchildren, Meila Gronemeyer, Kinley Gronemeyer, and Austin Gronemeyer, all of Plymouth, and Madison Ninneman of Sedona, Ariz.; one sister, Nel Browning of Castle Rock, Colo.; one brother, Claude Guldner of Phoenix; as well as numerous family members and friends.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be payable to the First United Methodist Church of Syracuse, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.
Janeen Kay (Bahm) Williams, age 58, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 in Wichita, Kan. She was born on Jan. 14, 1957 in Garden City, Kan., the daughter of Reuben Bahm and Alvena (Fech) Bahm.
Janeen grew up on a farm near Alamota, Kan. She attended Grade School and Junior High at Alamota Public School. She attended Dighton High School and graduated in 1975. She went on and continued her education at Fort Hays State earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, graduating in 1979. On June 2, 1979, she married Robert Todd Williams in Dighton. To this union two daughters were born, Rae Ann and Paige. Janeen was a stay-at-home mom raising her to daughters and tending to all of their needs and school activities. In 1984, they settled in Syracuse where they made their home for 29 years. After being a stay at home mom while daughters were young Janeen began part time work at the Hamilton County Library. In 2003, she began working at Frazee Abstract where she worked there for nine years. In 2012, she moved to Garden City and continued to do abstract work. In October of this year, she moved to Wichita to be closer to her daughter. She devoted her lifetime to caring for her family and was always a joy to be around.
Janeen was a Licensed Abstractor, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, United Methodist Women, and multiple Quilting Clubs. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, cooking, traveling, her cats, but most of all she truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Alvena Bahm. She is survived by her husband, Todd Williams of Wichita; two daughters, Rae Ann (& husband Justin) Montgomery of Andover, Kan., and Paige Williams (& Garrett Walker) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Ronald (& wife Anne) Bahm of Albuquerque, N.M., and Daryl (& wife Genie) Bahm of Lincoln, Neb.; and numerous family members and friends.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial followed at the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at the Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Hope Cancer Retreat, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.