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Salvador "Sal" Armendariz, 84

Posted 12/19/2014

HALSTEAD –  Salvador “Sal” Armendariz, 84, retired Cessna Aircraft employee, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at The Homestead Assisted Living, Halstead.

He was born July 23, 1930 at Halstead to Gabino and Esther (Triana) Armendariz.

He was a lifelong Halstead resident and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead.

He was a graduate of Halstead High School, attended KU and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  He was also a member of Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231, Halstead.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother:  A.J. “Moody” Armendariz, sisters Carmen and Esther Armendariz, and Connie Hernandez.

The Rosary was Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead.

Mass of the Christian Burial followed with Father Edmond Kline officiating.

Burial at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Caring Hearts Fund in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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Marjorie "Marge" Marsh, 89

Posted 12/19/2014

Marjorie “Marge” Marsh, 89, passed away Thursday Dec. 11, 2014 at Susan B. Allen Hospital. Celebration of her life was Dec. 17 at the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. She was born Dec. 7, 1925 in Argonia, the daughter of Irwin and Esther (Walker) Funk.

Marge attended school in Argonia, graduating high school and also attended Emporia Teachers College also graduating from there. She was united in marriage to Amos Marsh on June 2, 1946 in Argonia. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Marge also was the first woman to join the El Dorado Downtown Kiwanis Club in 1988 she also was the pianist for the club.

Music was Marge’s life; she loved music. Marge was a caring and encouraging person who always thought of her students and was there for them when they needed her. Marge was a great musician and mother she was always there for her family.

Marge was well known around El Dorado and the area as a great pianist. El Dorado enjoyed her gifts of music at so many weddings, funerals and church services. She taught so many people to play; her legacy will live on. She accompanied many people. Marge performed her part well, never failing and helped the service or program to fulfill its designed purpose.

Survivors include her sons Gene (Connie) Marsh of Halstead; Carl (Hannah) Marsh of Baltimore, Md.; and James (Renee) Marsh of Pierre, S.D.; daughters Nancy (Mike) Blaine of El Dorado, Joyce (Larry) Ray of Wichita, and Annette Streeter of Smithville, Mo.; sister Vivian (Derrel) Pearce of Winfield; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Marsh July 26, 1998. She will be missed by her many friends.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. Contributions may be left at Carlson Funeral Home. To leave condolences for Marge’s family you may go to


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Eldred L. Schroeder, 89

Posted 12/19/2014

HESSTON – Eldred L. Schroeder, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Schowalter Villa. Eldred was born on Aug. 9, 1925 to Adolph and Clara (Ewy) Bachman on the same farm her father was born on south of Moundridge. Eldred married Howard J. Schroeder on March 3, 1950 in Halstead.

She was active at Garden Community Church for many years.

Howard and Eldred moved to Schowalter Villa in Hesston in 2008 due to Eldred's declining health.

Eldred is survived by her husband, Howard, Hesston; daughters, Rita (Terry) Ullum, Halstead, Denise (Tim) Hollingshead, Wichita, and daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Ron) Fisher, Wichita. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and sister-­in-law, Aline Bachman, Hesston. She was preceded in death by son, Eldon, and brother, Verne Bachman.

Funeral was Monday at the Garden Community Church, rural Moundridge.

Memorial donations are suggested to Garden Community Church Missions.

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Oma Anna Wiggers, 75

Posted 12/19/2014

HALSTEAD – Oma Anna Wiggers, 75, retired nanny and housekeeper, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 27, 1939 at Newton, the daughter of Wayne Willard and Eula Letty (Unruh) Wiggers.

She was a member of Meridian Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Survivors include brothers: Orlin (Betty Rose) Wiggers, Halstead; Eldo (Roberta) Wiggers, Moundridge; sisters: Trudie and Nancy Wiggers, Halstead, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 12 at Meridian Mennonite Church with Ministers Franklin Wenger, Shawn Diesel, and Dani Martin officiating.

Burial at Meridan Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorials may be given to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Meadowlark School in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.


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