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Week of Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007

Edrie Dooley

Edrie Lee Dooley, 71, Topeka, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Health Center.

She was born Sept. 9, 1935, in Cloud County, the daughter of Virgil O. and Clara V. Istas Crum.

Surviving are her husband, Benjamin F. Dooley, of the home; three daughters, Beverly Mohlman, Topeka, Peggy Gilmore, Silver Lake, and Susan Clemons, Lecompton; a son, Phillip Hubert, Perry; her mother, Clara Crum, Concordia; four brothers, LeRoy Crum, Oskaloosa, Larry Crum, Jamestown, Mike Crum, Meriden, and Darrell Crum, Kackley; nine grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 17 at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Lecompton United Methodist Church, PO Box 91, Lecompton, 66050. Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka, was in charge of arrangements.

Marlyn Brown

Marlyn F. Brown, 80, Ozawkie, died Feb. 11, 2007, at her home from Alzheimer’s.

She owned and ran Valiwest Art Gallery in Oskaloosa. She leaves her husband, Bob, of 55 years, a daughter, Cindy, Aptos, Calif., a son, Craig, Lawrence, two grandchildren, one great-grandson, and another due in March.

A memorial service is planned at the Lawrence Arts Center at 2:30 p.m. March 25. The family request remembrances to the Lawrence Arts Center or the Jefferson County Home Health and Hospice.

Albert H. Ellerman

Albert H. Ellerman, 95, lifelong Nortonville area resident, died Feb. 16, 2007, at the Village Villa Nursing Home in Nortonville.

Albert was born July 9, 1911, on the family farm, three miles east of Nortonville, the son of Levi F. and Josephine Blodgett Ellerman. He attended the one-room Ellerman Grade School near his home. Mr. Ellerman farmed for over 71 years. Besides agriculture, he also was a stockman, raised horses, and dairy farmed. He was a member of the Nortonville Christian Church, a deacon of the church, a member of the Valley Falls Saddle Club, and the Kansas Farm Bureau. He was treasurer of Rural District No. 42 School Board at Nortonville for many years.

Albert and June Locklin were married May 1, 1934, in Amour Junction, Mo. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this past May. June survives of the home.

Other survivors include their children, Evelyn Lorenz, Atchison, LeRoy Ellerman, Marvin Ellerman, Kenny Ellerman, all of Effingham, and Debbie Kadous, Topeka; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Mr. Ellerman was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Dean Ellerman, in 1983; three brothers, Ray Ellerman, Orville Ellerman, and Noble Ellerman; and three sisters, Grace Straub, Edna Henry and Ferne Trimble.

Services were Feb. 20 at the Nortonville Christian Church. Burial was in the Nortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Nortonville Christian Church or the Jefferson County Hospice and sent to the O’Trimble Funeral Home, PO Box 267, Nortonville, 66060.

Robert Hansen

Robert Lee Hansen, 92, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 15, 2007, in Lawrence.

He was born Sept. 10, 1914, in Tonganoxie, the son of Peter and Mary Bryan Hansen. He was a farmhand and worked 14 years for Jefferson County Highway Department.

He married Dorothy Beatty Sept. 1, 1940. She died in 2006. Survivors include his son, William Hansen, McLouth; two daughters, Esther McKinsey and Shirley Gleason, both of Lawrence; sister, Esther Adolphson, Tahlequah, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 19 at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Audio Reader at the University of Kansas and sent in care of funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Gary Wise

Gary L. Wise, 59, McLouth, died Feb. 17, 2007, at the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America, Overland Park.

He was born Aug. 8, 1947, at Kansas City, the son of Charles and Eva Mae Blankenship Wise. He graduated from Piper High School. He was a farmer and worked as an automotive technician for Meridien Automotive, Kansas City. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eagles Lodge, both of Oskaloosa.

He married Sandra Kay Sledd July 15, 1995, at Elk Falls. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a son, John Wise, McLouth; daughter, Diane Little and stepdaughter, Christine Lutz, both of Leavenworth; two brothers, Charles Wise, Kansas City, and Robert Wise, Basehor; sister, Doris Mogle, Basehor; one grandchild; and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 20 at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jefferson County Service Organization and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Donald Reichart

Donald E. Reichart, 75, formerly of Coal Creek and Half Mound communities, died Feb. 17, 2007, at a Papillion, Neb., hospital.

He was born Jan. 7, 1932, on the family farm in Atchison County, to Mary Frommer and Charles Reichart. He attended Atchison County schools and graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, in 1950.

He married Betty Frakes May 9, 1953, in Valley Falls. She survives of the home in Plattsmouth, Neb. He worked as a union carpenter for 30 years and for Mutual of Omaha for 10 years. He retired in 1996. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Mary; a sister Virginia Schulz; and a brother, Charles Reichart. Other survivors include daughters, Lucy Wilson, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mary Barmettler, Tigard, Ore., and Jeanne Quinn, Stanton, Neb.; sons, Donald C. Reichart, San Antonio, Texas, Gerald A. Reichart, Lincoln, Neb., Lawrence J. Reichart, Cranford, N.J., Andrew M. Reichart, Andale, David L. Reichart, Des Moines, Iowa, and James S. Reichart, Carl E. Reichart, and Roger W. Reichart, all of Plattsmouth; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Dorothy Briley, England, Velda Smith, Holton, Yvonne Whitener, Mississippi; and a brother, Lloyd Reichart, Valley Falls.

Mass of Christian burial was Feb. 20 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Plattsmouth. Burial was in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Memorials can be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit Endowment Fund, 520 S. 18th, Plattsmouth, 68048. The Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, was in charge of arrangements.

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