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The Hesston Record
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July 30, 2015July 30, 2015

Lida Mae (Wood) Overton, 89

Posted 7/30/2015

PARSONS - Lida Mae (Wood) Overton, 89, of Parsons, passed away July 26, 2015, at Labette Health, two days before her 90th birthday, surrounded by loved ones. 

Lida was born July 28, 1925, at Cawker City, a daughter of Samuel S. and Edith D. (Pearson) Wood. 

She was raised in Stockton, graduated from Stockton High School and attended college at Hays. 

She then taught in Neosho, Labette, Montgomery and Sedgewick Counties for 39 years.  She was a member of the Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church at Newton. Survivors include: daughter Michelle (Don) Ruebke, Newton; daughters-in-law Michele Wood, Lander, Wy. and Sally Davis, Corona del Mar, Calif.; son-in-law Pastor Ray Nicodemus, Wichita; brother Richard W. (Betty) Wood, Pittsburg; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Mike Davis and Jon Dean Wood; one daughter, Christina Nicodemus; one sister, Edith June Durham and three brothers, Noel, John Sheldon and Dean Wood.

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Richard W. Wood officiating. 

Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Galesburg. 

Following the service the family will have lunch and will receive friends at the Wall Family Center at 2605 Main, Parsons. 

Memorials are suggested to the Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church or to Gideons International.  These may be left at the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.  Online condolences may be left at



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Nicholas Michael Joseph McGovern, 32

Posted 7/30/2015

Nick McGovern, 32, died on July 24at Wesley Medical Center.

Nick was born on May 5, 1983 in Lynn, Mass., to Donny and Denise (Nicolo) McGovern.

He was very mechanically inclined and loved working on cars. He was an avid biker and a wonderful husband, dad and son. He married Burgundy Castillo McGovern and loved her two children, Tatiana and Armani.

He is survived by his wife: Burgundy Castillo McGovern; children Tatiana Jade Lujano McGovern and Armani Nicholas McGovern; father and mother Donny and Denise McGovern; sister Nicole Marie Monique Allen and spouse, Joshua and three nieces.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. A visitation will be held at the church prior to and after the Rosary.

The visitation will start at 5 p.m.  The Mass of the Resurrection will be held 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 30, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton.   Father Juan Garza will be the celebrant.

A private family committal will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Burgandy Castillo or the Give Forward website under Nicholas McGovern. 

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Dennis Brown, 73

Posted 7/30/2015

WICHITA - Dennis Brown, 73, died July 21, 2015, 

His hobbies included soaring and the Wichita Area Soap Box Derby. 

He is survived by his wife, Jane, daughters Alyson Brown of Parker, Colo., Melissa (Jason) Webb of Newton; son, Kevin Brown of Morehead, Ky. and four grandchildren: Caleb Wilson, Emily Brown and Kaitlyn and Audry Webb.

Burial took place at Lucas Cemetery, Lucas, with pastor John Murray of Hesston Mennonite Church officiating. 

A memorial service will be held July 27 at Hope Mennonite Church with Pastor Clayton Gladish of Hesston Mennonite Church officiating. 

In lieue of flowers, memorials may be made to Hesston Mennonite Church's Children's Ministry, 309 S. Main. 

Arrangements were handled by Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Lucas. 

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