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Donald B. Heidebrecht, 90

Posted 5/24/2018

Donald B. Heidebrecht, 90, died Oct. 3, 2017. He was born Feb. 11, 1927.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28 at Burrton Cemetery.

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Harrison Darrell Robinson, 67

Posted 5/24/2018

BURRTON—Harrison Darrell Robinson, 67, died May 16, 2018 in Wichita.

He was born Sept. 18, 1950, at Kingman, the son of Frank and Marguerette Bailey Robinson. A resident of Burrton, he was an engineering technician for KDOT.

Harrison was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard.

On July 18, 1987, he married Elaine Dick at Spivey, Kansas. Other survivors include sons Shane, Shelton and Dean; daughters Shelley Armstrong, Sabrina Hughes, and Elizabeth Geer; brother Dale; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Dean.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman.  Friends called from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made with the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.

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Jayne Countryman

Posted 5/17/2018

CEDAREDGE, ColJayne CountrymanJayne Countrymano.—Cedaredge resident Jayne Countryman went home to be with her loving Father on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colorado. Jayne was 62 years young.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at the Cedaredge United Methodist Church in Cedaredge, Colorado.

Jayne Alice Richstatter was born Jan. 30, 1956 to William and Karoline (Poos) Richstatter in Halstead. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Halstead.

On Sept. 30, 1986 Jayne married the love of her life, Stephen J. Countryman in Cedaredge, Colorado. Jayne and Stephen moved back and forth from Kansas to Colorado for a number of years before they settled in Cedaredge seven years ago.  The couple shared 31 years of love and marriage.

Jayne was a member of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church in Cedaredge, Colorado. She enjoyed painting toles, stamping greeting cards, camping, traveling, and going on cruises with her husband. They cruised to Alaska, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Hawaii.

Jayne is survived by her husband, Stephen J. Countryman; son, Michael Antonio (Julie Brown); grandchildren, Josef Antonio and Mahlorie Antonio; sister, Kathy Richstatter (Pat); brother, Jonathan Richstatter (Juanita); step children, Tammy Dossey, Robin Whitson, and Troy Countryman; great grandchildren, Conrad Antonio, Leanna Antonio, Marcellus Parker, and Thelonious Parker.

Jayne was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Larry.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jayne’s memory to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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June A. Dolezal, 89

Posted 5/10/2018

June A. DolezalJune A. DolezalJune A. Dolezal passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth at the age of 89.  She was born on June 30, 1928 in Dorrance, Kansas to the late Andrew and Lea (Heinze) Feil. 

She grew up in the Wilson area and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 1946.  On April 15, 1951 she was united in marriage to Alfred Dolezal in Wilson.  They were blessed with three children, Susan, John, and Mary Beth.

June attended Brown Mackie Business School and worked at the Wilson State Bank for many years.  However, she considered her first job to be organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was a lifetime member and organist for 55 years.

She liked to bowl, cook for her family, try new recipes, and loved to dance.  But the greatest joy in her life was her family.  No matter where they were going, or what they were doing, she and Alfred made sure they were having fun, and making the most of every opportunity together.

June is survived by her children Susan Davidson of Halstead, John Dolezal and wife Dawn of Wilson, and Mary Beth Ploutz and husband David of Dodge City; sisters-in-law Mary Feil of Wichita and Norma Jean Hodge of Salina; grandchildren Shelly Watkins, Lea Watkins, Deena Hamilton and husband Jordan, Emily Bewley and husband Ryan, Curtis Dolezal, and Colby Dolezal; great-grandchildren Ahnalea Watkins, Zandriel Watkins, James Hamilton, and Jessa Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Lea Feil; brothers Dale Feil, Donald Feil, and Ronald Feil; and sister Wilma Daniels.

June worked hard but joyfully.  As a loving, caring mother, her family was second only to God; and although she has now gone home to be with her Lord, the legacy of her love, laughter and joy will live in our hearts and memories forever.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but the celebration of her life and memories will never be forgotten.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson.  Burial followed in the Wilson City Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th Street, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, KS 67490.  Online condolences may be left at

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