Wilma Augustine

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Wilma Augustine
Wilma Augustine, 82,
Hays, died Thursday, Nov.
13, 2014, at her home.
She was born Sept. 30,
1932, in
Catherine
to Frank
and Bertha
(Rohleder)
Schmidt.
She was a
graduate of
St. Anthony’s School
of Nursing.
She married LeRoy
“Dick” Augustine on Aug.
10, 1957, in Catherine. He
preceded her in death Oct.
6, 1987. She was a registered nurse at St. Anthony’s
Hospital and later Hays
Medical Center for 43
years, from 1954 until her
retirement in 1997, working in the OB Obstetrics
Department and delivering
thousands of babies.
She was a member of St.
Nicholas of Myra Catholic
Church.
She enjoyed gardening,
outdoors, animals, babies
and especially family and
her church. She was an
excellent cook, noodlemaker and candy-maker,
and enjoyed sharing her
candy and peanut brittle
at the holidays. She sewed
blankets and embroidered
tea towels and was always
quick to help with church
funeral dinners and soup
suppers.
Survivors include a son,
Richard Augustine and
wife, Tawnita, Hays; two
sisters, Rosemary Walters, Hays, and Frances
Schmidt, Long Island,
N.Y.; two grandchildren,
Bryce Augustine and wife,
Lacy, Gardner, and Kylee
Augustine, Hays; a greatgranddaughter, Addie
Augustine; a special niece,
Elaine Werth; extended
family, Larry Staley, Jim
Staley and Barb Elliott; and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; five
brothers Francis Schmidt,
George Schmidt, Eugene
Schmidt, Gerard Schmidt
and Ervin Schmidt; and
three sisters, Anne Schueler,
Kay Campbell and Dorothy
Vonfeldt.
Services will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Nicholas of Myra Catholic
Church; burial in St. Joseph
Cemetery.
Family will receive
friends from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday and from 9 to 9:45
a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays
Memorial Chapel Funeral
Home, 1906 Pine, Hays,
KS 67601.
A vigil will be at 6:30
p.m. Monday at the funeral
home.
Memorials are suggested
to St. Nicholas of Myra
Catholic Church in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences can be
sent to the family at www.
haysmemorial.com.
Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Keith
Ronald “Ronnie” Keith,
76, Hill City, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Hays
Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 18,
1938, in
Morland to
Frank Keith
and Marie
Thomas.
He
married
Barbara
Jean Collins
on Oct. 18,
1959, in Hill City.
Survivors include his
wife, Hill City; two sons,
Ron Keith and Kevin
Keith, both of Hill City;
a daughter, Connie Keith,
Hill City; a sister, Darlene
Ficken, Hays; two grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at Stinemetz
Funeral Home, Hill City;
burial in Memorial Lawn
Cemetery, Hill City.
Visitation will be from
2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.
Memorials are suggested
to Dawson Place in care of
the funeral home.
Lance Rankin Riner
Lance Rankin Riner, 72,
died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014,
at Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born April 16,
1942, in Ashland to Nevan
and Faye Evelyn (Minor)
Riner. He was a 1960
graduate of Protection
High School. He attended
Fort Hays State University
and went to Welding College in Chicago.
He married Bille Baird in
Harold Dean Gibson, 80,
Lake Wabaunsee, formerly
of WaKeeney, died Saturday,
Nov. 8, 2014, at his home.
Services will be at noon
Saturday at VFW Hall in
WaKeeney.
Delphyn (Bebb) Biggs, 83,
Oberlin, died Thursday, Nov.
6, 2014.
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday at Pauls Funeral
Home, Oberlin; burial in Norton
Cemetery.
Joseph L. “Joe” Kaiser,
98, Claflin, died Wednesday,
Las Vegas on July 11, 1983.
He worked for his sister
and brother-in-law in Hays
at their prepress printing
and sales shop and selling
insurance, later owning
and operating Lance Riner
Insurance in Protection.
Survivors include his wife,
Protection; and a sister, Lana
Barnes, Mesa, Ariz.
Services were Nov. 8 at
United Methodist Church,
Protection.
Memorials are suggested
to Lance Riner Memorial
Fund in care of HatfieldPrusa Funeral Home,
Coldwater.
Donna Morris
Donna Morris, 87, Hill
City, died Friday, Nov. 14,
2014.
Arrangements are pending at Stinemetz Funeral
Home, Hill City.
Marie D. Reifschneider
Marie D. Reifschneider,
86, La Crosse, died Friday,
Nov. 14, 2014, at Locust
Grove Village, La Crosse.
She was born April 5,
1928, in rural Timken to
Ralph G. and Blanche J.
(Smrcka) Holopirek.
She married LeRoy
Reifschneider on Nov. 20,
1947, in La Crosse. She was
a homemaker.
She was a member of
United Methodist Church,
La Crosse, where she served
as a member of the Communion Committee. She
was a member of the Sixty
Plus Club, La Crosse, and
was past president of Bohemian National Cemetery,
Timken.
Additional services
Nov. 12, 2014, at Great Bend
Health and Rehabilitation
Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Monday at Holy Family Catholic
Church, Odin; burial in Holy
Family Cemetery, Odin. Friends
can call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral
Home, Hoisington. A vigil with
Knights of Columbus rosary
will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home.
Frances Margaret Goetz,
79, Grinnell, formerly of Logan,
died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014,
at Logan County Manor.
Survivors include her
husband, La Crosse; two
sons, Daryl “PeeWee” Reifschneider and Bruce Reifschneider, and wife, Bernie,
all of La Crosse; a daughter, Donna L. Schmidt
and husband, Rick, La
Crosse; a brother, Dean
Holopirek; seven grandchildren, Scott Schmidt,
Kelly Torrey, Kerri Tuzicka, Michael Reifschneider, Stefanie Griffin,
Lacey Reifschneider and
Jake Reifschneider; and
six great-grandchildren,
Leah Torrey, Tyson Torrey,
Grayson Tuzicka, Maci
Reifschneider, Kalli Griffin
and Treyton Griffin.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; four
brothers, Ralph Holopirek,
Arthur “Bud” Holopirek,
Robert “Bob” Holopirek
and Donnie Holopirek;
and four sisters, Dorothy
Stejskal, Neva Stejskal,
Irene Holopirek and Inez
Scheideman.
Services will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at United Methodist
Church, La Crosse; burial in
La Crosse City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4
to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m.
at Janousek Funeral Home,
La Crosse.
Memorials are suggested
to Bohemian National
Cemetery, Timken, in care
of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent
to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.
Michael L. LaBarge
Michael L. LaBarge,
55, died Thursday, Nov. 6,
2014, from cancer at Hays
Medical Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Oakley; burial in Immaculate Conception Catholic
Cemetery, Grinnell. Visitation
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday
at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday
at the mortuary.
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Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph
Church, Damar; inurnment
in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Stinemetz Funeral Home,
Hill City, KS 67642, is in
care of the funeral.
Donald C. Bryant
Donald C. Bryant, 92,
Hill City, died Friday, Nov.
14, 2014.
Arrangements are pending at Stinemetz Funeral
Home, Hill City.
Jimmy D. Brooks
Jimmy D. Brooks, 74, Hill
City, died Friday, Nov. 14,
2014, at his home.
Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at United
Methodist Church, Hill City.
Stinemetz Funeral Home,
Hill City, is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will
follow.
Patricia M. ‘Patty’
Lewallen
Patricia M. “Patty”
Lewallen, 93, Oakley, died
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at
Hays Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Kennedy-Koster
Funeral Home, Oakley.
John Leland Juenemann
John Leland Juenemann,
Colby, 3 months, son of
Michael and Amanda
Juenemann, died Saturday,
Nov. 15, 2014, at Citizens
Medical Center, Colby.
Arrangements are pending at Kennedy-Koster
Funeral Home, Oakley.
G-20 leaders call for more money, manpower and equipment to fight Ebola
BRISBANE, Australia
(TNS) — President Barack
Obama and other leaders of
the world’s largest economies
urged governments worldwide
to swiftly send money, healthcare workers and equipment
to combat the deadly Ebola
outbreak in the West Africa.
Some nations have contributed. But international health
experts have warned the
response remains dangerously
inadequate to meet the needs
in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra
Leone.
Obama for months has led
the effort to urge others to contribute — including this week
on his eight-day trip to China,
Myanmar and Australia —
but with limited success.
Australian Prime Minister
Tony Abbott said Ebola was
one of the “many terrible
problems” in the world that
leaders faced.
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Iran wants U.N. sanctions
lifted quickly in nuke deal
WASHINGTON (TNS) —
The latest obstacle to the
U.S. and five other nations
finalizing a nuclear deal with
Iran by this month’s deadline
is an unexpected new demand from Tehran for quick
relief from United Nations
sanctions.
For most of the last nine
months of negotiations,
Iran and a bloc of six world
powers have focused on first
easing unilateral economic
sanctions imposed by the
U.S. and European nations.
Under the talks, if Iran accepts restrictions intended
to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapon, the
U.S. and other countries
would begin lifting sanctions
designed to cripple Iran’s oil
and financial industries.
The so-called P5-plus-1
bloc, consisting of the five
permanent U.N. Security Council members and
Germany, prefers to wait
until later to remove the
U.N. penalties, which were
imposed between 2006 and
2010. But in recent weeks,
Iran’s negotiators have
shifted ground and pressed
for quicker relief from the
U.N. measures.
Iran wants the sanctions
lifted in part to strip away
the international legitimacy
of the unilateral U.S. and
European penalties, analysts said. That would help
remove a wound to Iran’s
national pride and make it
easier for Tehran to argue
to key oil-importing nations
— such as China, India and
Turkey — that they can ignore the unilateral penalties
by the U.S. and others and
resume oil purchases.
Many countries consider
such nation-to-nation penalties illegal unless backed by
Security Council sanctions.
Gates Foundation joins to
produce contraceptive
SEATTLE (TNS) — As
part of its $1 billion effort to
make contraceptives more
accessible to women in the
developing world, the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation
is joining with a pharmaceutical company and other
aid groups to produce and
distribute a simpler version of
an old drug.
The injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera has long
been a favorite of women
in Africa and Asia. But getting the shots can require
a lengthy journey to a clinic
or hospital where a skilled
health worker must draw
the drug into a syringe and
inject it deep in a muscle.
In its new incarnation,
called Sayana Press, the
drug is packaged in a syringe
that consists of a plastic
bubble attached to a needle.
Administering the drug
requires only a shallow jab
and a squeeze of the bubble
— a process so easy it can
be done by minimally trained
workers in villages and even
in women’s homes.
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