Albert John (A.J.) Hlad, 32, of Sylvan Grove, Kan., died Monday, June 15, 2015, in Sylvan Grove. A.J. was born in Longview, Texas, on Jan. 17, 1983, to John and Pamela (Mason) Hlad. Left to celebrate his life include: father, John (Johnette) Hlad of Wilson; mother, Pamela Hlad (Bill Harris) of Longview, Texas;  sons, Trey and Coby Hlad of Ellsworth; daughter, Sadie Small of Ellsworth; brothers, Dennis Rhodenbaugh of Abilene, Texas; Christopher (Rachel) Hlad of Hesston; John Decker Hlad of Wilson; Charlie Hlad of Wilson; sister, Whitney (Ricky) Burke of Waskom, Texas. Funeral service was Saturday, June 20, at Wilson  Baptist Church, Wilson, with interment in Rosette Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A.J. was in the care of Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, KS. Condolences can be sent online by visiting

Anna Caroline (Miller) Hobbs was born near Victor, Kan., on April 4, 1913, to George Raymond and Emma Sophia (Klingbeil) Miller. She attended country schools through eighth grade and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1932. On March 15, 1934, she married Clarence “Bud” Blaine Hobbs. To this union were born two daughters: Wanda  Ann and Carolyn Jeanette. On Oct. 23, 1939, Anna accepted the Lord as her personal Savior. Bud and Anna farmed their entire lives in Lincoln County, retiring in 1974. Anna was very active in church and shared her faith with many children, as she taught Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School for many years at Beverly Community Church in Beverly. After retiring to Lincoln in 1974, they spent many winters in Texas and Arizona. They lived in Salina at McCall Manor from 1994 to 1998. Then they lived in the Post Rock Apartments in Lincoln from 1998 until 2007, when Bud passed away and Anna moved to the Cedar Falls, Iowa area to be near her daughter Carolyn and Carolyn’s hus band, Jack. On June 21, 2015, at the age of 102 years, Anna went Home to be with Jesus. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 ½ years, Clarence; her parents; three brothers: Harold, Robert and Vernon; two sisters, Fay Sherrell and Helen Nelson; her granddaughter, Jeannie; and three nephews. Thankful to God for the gift of sharing her life are her children, Wanda Ann Stuart of Kapaa, Hawaii, and Carolyn (Jack) Haney of Cedar Falls, Iowa; five grandchildren; one greatgrandson; two great-great granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at the chapel of The Western Home, 420 E 11th Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa, on June 25, at 10 a.m. with visitation an hour before the service. Interment will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Kan., on Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. Memorials may be given to Mexican Baptist Gospel Outreach, 660 South Front Street, Salina, Kansas, 67401.