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September 21, 2017 The Hesston RecordSeptember 21, 2017 The Hesston Record

Pearl Rodgers, 92

Posted 9/21/2017

RodgersRodgersPearl Rodgers, 92, died on Sept. 13, 2017, at Schowalter Villa.   

She was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Tofield, Alberta, Canada, to Owen O. and Clara Mae Brenneman Hershberger.     

She was a member of  Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, and was part of the Sunday School class that had the vision for Mennonite Disaster Service.  

She married Lloyd Joseph Rodgers on Dec. 24, 1945, at Zimmerdale.  

He died May 9, 1993.  

She is survived by her children: Florence (Weldon) Schloneger of North Newton Robert (Jean) Rodgers of Hesston, Bonnie (Milo) Stauffer, Betty (James) Boettger both of Tofield, Alberta, Canada, and Kenneth Rodgers of Hesston; a brother, Howard (Martha) Hershberger of Hesston; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Hershberger and Grace Hershberger both of Goshen, Indiana; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Rodgers; three brothers, Glenn, James, and John and sister in law, Lois Hershberger.

Family received friends Sept. 17, at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.  A memorial service was held Sept. 18, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, with graveside service preceding at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorials may be sent to either Mennonite Disaster Service or  Lloyd and Pearl Rodgers Family Scholarship at Hesston College, in care of Miller–Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.

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Karen L. Chaffee, 75

Posted 9/21/2017

Karen L. Chaffee, 75, from Newton, passed away Sept. 10, 2017 at Harry Hynes Hospice surrounded by family after a long struggle with cancer.

Karen was a 1960 graduate of Halstead High School. She loved being a mom and grandmother and always put the needs of her kids and grandkids before her own. She also loved her border collie, Rusty, who she missed dearly while she was in the hospital. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Karen is survived by her husband, Myron G. Chaffee, who she married Aug. 19, 1961. She is also survived by her children: Tammera Chaffee, Newton, Teresa Haliburton and son-in-law William Haliburton, Skiatook, Oklahoma, and Jason Chaffee and his fiancée Eyerusalem Amare, San Francisco; three grandchildren: Christopehr Haliburton, Natiana Chaffee and Mateo Chaffee; brothers: Benny Unruh of Halstead, Raleigh Unruh of Wichita, Harold Unruh of Boise Idaho, Alan Unruh of Halstead and Doug Unruh of Wichita; and one sister, Shirley Parsons of Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Dr. Bryan G. Chaffee and Myron B. Chaffee; her parents, Ben and Mabel Unruh; and brother, Steven Unruh.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in rural Newton with Pastor Jean Bergren and Pastor Fred Hobson presiding. Visitation was at 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Donations can be given to the Harry Hynes Hospice or to Doctors Without Borders in Brian Chaffee’s name, in care of Peterson Funeral Home.