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Steven A. Scott, 69

Posted 1/19/2017

Steven A. Scott, 69, died Jan. 12, 2017, at his home in Hesston.

He was born April 26, 1947, in Emporia, to Kenneth and Edna (Smith) Scott.

He graduated from Emporia Senior High School in 1965, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, in art, at Emporia State University 1969. He graduated from Wichita State University with his Master of Fine Arts degree in studio arts in 1972.

Steve was a professional studio artist for over 40 years, exhibiting and showing in gallery and museum showings. He, along with his wife Carla, owned Visions Gallery, in Lindsborg. Steve also worked at Bethany Home in Lindsborg, for 16 years as the Director of Buildings and Grounds.

On Aug. 20, 1994, he married Carla Ericson Crook. She survives.

Other survivors include: son, Tristan B. Scott and wife Andrea, grandson, Henry Oliver Scott, all of Merriam; daughter, Erin C. Scott, Brighton, Massachusetts; sister, Nancy Eastman, Joplin, and the mother of his children, Laura (MacKillop) Scott, Kansas City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kay Swengel.

Following Steve's wishes there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Scott Family Scholarship Fund, Emporia St. University Foundation, Emporia, or to an organization of your personal choice that is close to your heart, in care of Miller Ott Funeral Home, Hesston. 

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Arliss Swartzendruber, 82

Posted 1/19/2017

Arliss Swartzendruber, 82, formerly of Hesston, died on Jan. 7, 2017 after a long illness.

Arliss was on the administrative staff and Director of Development for Hesston College from 1984 to 1995, and worked several additional years for Hesston College remotely after moving to Colorado.

Arliss leaves his loving wife of over 60 years, Carol; daughters Colette (David) Garcia, Angela (Robert) Thomas, Lisa (Tom) Zetah and Teresa (Joel) Leichty, along with 6 grandchildren; 3 grandchildren in-law and 5 great-grandchildren who were the joy of his life.  

Arliss loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker. He often climbed Colorado mountains well into his 80s. 

A celebration of life was held Jan. 14, at First Mennonite Church in Denver, Colorado.

Donations can be made to the Arliss Swartzendruber Memorial Fund. Proceeds will be shared among the Balfour Education Fund; Collier Hospice Center; and First Mennonite Church Outreach Fund.


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