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Archive for Sunday, January 3, 1999

DONNA RUTH DEHOFF

January 3, 1999

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— Services for Donna Ruth DeHoff, 72, Tonganoxie, will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with Eastern Star services.

Mrs. DeHoff died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Dec. 9, 1926, at the family home in rural Tonganoxie, the daughter of William and Irene Cox Denholm.

Mrs. DeHoff was a nurse for 49 years. She was a graduate of the Nurse's Cadet Corps in World War II and worked as a surgical nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She also was assistant head nurse at the Sunflower Ordnance Plant in DeSoto and did private nursing in the Lawrence area. She was the school nurse for the Tonganoxie school district for 19 years.

Mrs. DeHoff was a member of the First Congregational Church and its Plymouth Guild, the Busy Bee Club, the T.L.C. Extension Home Unit, Rinda Chapter No. 82, Order of the Eastern Star, and Chapter AT-P.E.O., all of Tonganoxie. She was past president of the Ladies of the Lawrence Shrine Club and the Kansas Nurses Assn.

She married Lloyd L. DeHoff on Sept. 7, 1947, in Tonganoxie. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, David W. DeHoff, Arlington, Tex.; three brothers, William D. Denholm, Manhattan, Harold T. Denholm, Tonganoxie, and Byron E. Denholm, Hemet, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Gillespie, Leavenworth, and Barbara Greer-Sluiter, Wichita; and two granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to the V.F.W. Park or to the First Congregational Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 604 E. Fourth, Tonganoxie 66086.

Richard C. Feaker

Topeka -- Services for Richard C. Feaker, 78, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home in Topeka. Cremation is planned.

Mr. Feaker died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born Sept. 28,1920, in Paoli, Colo., the son of Frederick J. and Nellie E. Wells Feaker. He was a 1938 graduate of Topeka High School and attended classes offered by the University of Delaware.

Mr. Feaker was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from November 1941 to 1946 during World War II.

He worked for more than 40 years as a supermarket manager for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. until his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and later the Chamber of Commerce. He was a Sunday school superintendent for the Second Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Rotary, Dale Carnegie International, and the Lions Club. He was a former leader for the Boy Scouts.

He married Evelyn Novo Gradac on Jan. 1, 1941, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, George, Paul and Philip; a daughter, Ann Martin; a brother, Darrell, Chicago; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorials to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas, Topeka 66608.

Edward J. Korb

Tonganoxie -- Services for Edward J. Korb, 89, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbell Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Korb died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born Dec. 24, 1909, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Fred and Hattie Krembzow Korb.

He retired in 1975 as the owner of Korb's Electric Co. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Kiwanis and Sertoma clubs, the Senior Citizen's Club and the Historical Society, all in Tonganoxie.

He married Frances L. Pearson on Aug. 1, 1933, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Beverly Malams, North Richland Hills, Tex.; a brother, Ernest, Tonganoxie; three sisters, Grace Gibbel, Medford, Ore., Ruth Turpin, Grants Pass, Ore., and Pearl Tingle, Lawrence; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, 604 E. Fourth, Tonganoxie 66086.

  • Additional obituaries can be found on page 3B.

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