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Evelyn Koehn Becker

Posted 2/23/2017

MOUNDRIDGE - Evelyn Koehn Becker was born Aug. 13, 1918 to Benjamin and Lydia Johnson Koehn at Halstead. She peacefully passed away at the Moundridge Manor, on Feb. 17, 2017, reaching the age of 98 years and six months. 

She was united in marriage with Alvin Edward Becker at Halstead on May 23, 1937. He passed away in November of 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers Floyd, Carlyle, Maurice and Callie; two sisters Grace and Ladeen and one great granddaughter LeAnn Becker.  

Those left to cherish fond memories are daughter Jo Marie and husband Donovan Seiler, Halstead; sons Bruce and wife Joyce, Nevada, Missouri; Keith and wife Jackie, Rich Hill, Missouri; daughter Iris and husband Max Boehs, Montezuma, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and nine great, great grandchildren; two brothers Wayne and wife Bonnie, Butler, Missouri and Charles and wife Betty, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Funeral service was Wednesday, at Bethany Mennonite Church, Rich Hill, Missouri with burial following in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the church.  Memorials may be sent to the Moundridge Manor in care of Moundridge Funeral Home.

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Betty J. King

Posted 2/23/2017

SEDGWICK –– Betty J. King passed away on Feb 11, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Denise Luedtke and her husband David Luedtke of Wichita and Pam Binder and her husband Mike of Bella Vista, Arkansas, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Betty was a retired secretary, and lived in Monet, Missouri until moving to Kansas in 2001. In 2005, she moved to Sedgwick.

A family memorial celebration of life to be held at Roaring River, Missouri.

Memorials may be given to Lakepoint Wichita Assisted Living, or Good Sheppard Hospice.

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Kenneth Dale Krehbiel

Posted 2/23/2017

NORMAN, Okla. –– Kenneth Dale Krehbiel, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Feb. 17, 2017, at his home in Norman, Okla.  He was preceded in death by his parents Dan and Ella Krehbiel, wife Lucile, son Kevin and brother Dean.  He is survived by his daughter Teresa Krehbiel Madden of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jan Monson and husband Doug of Mustang, Oklahoma, daughter-in-law Barbara Krehbiel Thompson of Frisco, Texas, one sister June Hilton of Olathe and three grandchildren, Erika, Mariah and Luke. 

He served in the USAF and continued his career as an Aircraft Technician at Perrin AFB in Sherman, Texas then on to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Norman.

He was a loving husband, father and friend.  He was an avid lover of classic cars, fishing, Kansas City Chiefs, OU football and dogs. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Halstead Cemetery in Halstead. 

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Cleveland County Humane Society in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. 

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Edith Louise Scott

Posted 2/23/2017

Edith Louise Scott was born on Dec. 10, 1915 to Henry and Edith (Barney) Stoll in Oakwood, Oklahoma and was the fifth of six children. She passed away on February 18, 2017 in Sedgwick, Kansas at the age of 101 years, two months and eight days.

Louise married John Verdell Scott in Oakwood, OK on November 23, 1935. John preceded her in death on January 30, 1979.

She was a homemaker all of her life, helping her husband with the farm and raising their five children. She lived the rural communities of Oakwood, Leedy, Big Cabin, Adair and Ketchum, OK before moving to Sedgwick three years ago to be near her daughter. She loved to sew, crochet, cook and work in her flower garden. She also loved sitting in her rocking chair and listening to music. She was a special lady who was loved by all her knew her and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her two children, Carol Shipman of Sedgwick, Kansas and Kieth Scott of Columbus, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild with one on the way, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Edith; her husband John V. Scott; two sons Verdell and Vernie Scott; one daughter Lorene England; two brothers, Frank and Delbert Stoll; three sisters, Mabel Davis, Zelma Crain and Winnifred Cain and one granddaughter Denise England. 

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Stephen-Key Memorial Chapel in Pryor, OK. Burial was held at the Shiloh Cemetery east of Arcadia, KS in Barton County, Missouri. 
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, American Heart Association or Alzheimer's Foundation.

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