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Archive for Saturday, May 2, 1998

FRANCES HEPNER

May 2, 1998

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— Services for Frances Hepner, 91, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery.

Mrs. Hepner died Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Baldwin Care Center.

She was born Nov. 24, 1906, in Centropolis, the daughter of William and Flora Switzer Osborne. She grew up and attended school in the Worden area.

Mrs. Hepner farmed with her husband for many years near Overbrook. In 1970, they moved to Baldwin.

Mrs. Hepner lived at the Orchard Lane Apartments for 15 years, where she served as house custodian. She moved to her daughter's home in Independence, Mo., in 1993, and later returned to Baldwin Care Center.

She was a member of Worden United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She married George Charles Hepner on June 12, 1930, in Ottawa. He died in May 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Mae Rebman, Independence, Mo.; two sons, Jim Hepner, Ottawa, and Dean Hepner, Baldwin; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Max Hepner and George Hepner, and a grandson preceded her in death.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to Worden United Methodist Church, Baldwin Care Center or Olathe Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.

Pearson SERVICES

Baldwin -- Services for Donald R. Pearson, 87, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Pearson died April 30, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburg.

He was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Le Loup, the son of Robert and Cena Prather Pearson. He grew up and attended schools in Baldwin.

He later lived in Butler, Mo., where in 1950 he bought and operated the Creme-Maid Drive In. In 1957, he bought the Champion Gas Station in Butler, which he operated. He retired in 1962 and moved to Miami, Fla. In 1965, he moved to Ottawa, where he owned and operated a welding shop. He later moved back to the Baldwin area.

Mr. Pearson was a member of First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. He was a former Mason and a member of the Eagles in Lawrence and the Civil Air Patrol.

He married Mabel Whipple at Lyndon on Sept. 12, 1930. She died April 10, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Vernon, Pittsburg, and Dayton, San Antonio; a brother, Raymond, Baldwin; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon-8 p.m. today and 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.

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