Obituaries

Linda Kay Shores, 53, entered into eternal peace on March 29, 2014 at Hospice House, Hutchinson, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 29, 1960, to Harlan and Lois Koenecke Heinze of Sylvan Grove, Kan. Linda was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where she also attended grade school. After graduating Sylvan Unified High School, she attended Fort Hays State University, where she fell in love with Brad Shores. Two weeks after earning their Bachelor of Music Education degrees, Brad and Linda were married on May 22, 1983. They began married life in Phoenix, Ariz. where they discovered the steel drum and started their fam ily. This family eventually blossomed into the Tropical Shores Steel Drum Band, still performing today. Returning to Kansas, Brad directed band and Linda made a wonderful home for the family. After the children began school, she taught music at Yoder and Partridge Elementary Schools, bringing keyboards and guitars into the classroom and producing manywonderful plays, musicals, and concerts. In addition, she coordinated the Haven High School Band Color Guard and formed the Partridge Husky Marching Band who performed halftime shows and parades. During her career, she accompanied many soloists and ensembles at Haven and Nickerson High Schools. Linda loved vintage teacups, aprons, hankies, and lace, and spent many quiet moments embroidering pretty tea towels. God blessed Linda with a strong faith and many musical talents. She used her lovely singing voice and piano playing to bring beauty into her home and to lead worship and choir. Bible study led her to “The Pickles,” a group of dear friends who prayed each other through life. Linda’s faith sustained her through pain and fear to the end, giving her courage to meet each new challenge with dignity and grace. Linda was preceded into heaven by her father, Harlan Heinze. She is survived by husband Brad of Haven, Kan., and children Jaimie of Kansas City, Mo., Collin of Wichita, Kan., and Brianne at Fort Hays State University; her mother, Lois Heinze of Lincoln, Kan.; two sisters, Susan (Kenney) Thames of Buda, Texas, and Sandie (Alan) Phipps of Matfield Green, Kan.; her nieces and nephews and their children.

Joyce Marie Hamilton Holl passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 84 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 13, 1930 in Lincoln, Kan. to Edward and Lucile Bierman Hamilton. She attended school in Lincoln, Kansas and graduated with the class of 1948. She married Raymond Holl on March 18, 1950 in Lincoln; they recently celebrated their 64th anniversary, and to this union four children were born, Leon, Cheryl, Lawrence, and Elizabeth. She resided with her husband, Raymond in Lincoln until 1951, relocated to Beloit until 1965, relocated to Mankato until 1984, then back to Beloit where she lived until her passing. She was a member of the Beloit First Christian Church. She was a soda jerk, bookkeeper, homemaker, seamstress, artist, consignment store owner, florist, worked in the Mankato Packing Plant, and as a dispatcher in Beloit (1960s). She was a muchloved mother, grandma, and great-grandma. She also mentored many as an extra mom, grandma, and greatgrandma. She enjoyed gardening, children, softball, bridge, playing the piano, mentoring, cooking, camping, fishing, boating, baking, and visiting. She was admired and loved by many people for her baking, guidance, and hugs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lucile Hamilton; her eldest son Leon, and grandson Aaron. She is survived by her husband Raymond of the home; daughter Cheryl Hockman and partner Annie of Hutchinson, son Lawrence Holl and partner Derek of Weston, Fla., daughter Elizabeth Flaharty and husband Craig, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; daughter-in-law Linda Holl of Belleville; brother Robert Hamilton and wife Sharon of Salina, Kan. Grandchildren are Adam Holl and wife Kate of Belleville, Kan., Daniel Douglas and wife Monica of Belleville, Kan., David Douglas and wife Ashley of Courtland, Kan., Nicole Kraus and husband Nick of Scandia, Kan., Tina Moore and husband Tracey of Hutchinson, Joshua Flaharty of Grand Junction, Colo., Mataya Harrold and husband James of Divide, Colo., Amelia Miller and husband Kolton of Craig, Colo.; stepgranchildren Katie Thiess and husband Matt of Kansas City and Andrew VanKeuran and wife Mehgan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Great-grandchildren Dalton, Brandon, Reese, Max, Tyson, and Brady; step great-grandchildren Adam, Trenton, Evelyn, Adeline, and Rebecca. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Beloit First Christian Church with interment in the Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Stand Up To Cancer (http://www.standup2cancer.org/) or Solomon Valley Hospice (P.O. Box 399, Beloit, KS 67420) or Beloit First Christian Church (P.O. Box 584, Beloit, KS 67420).Visitation was Tuesday, April 15. Joyce was in the care of McDonald Funeral Home. www.mcdonaldrobertsfuneralservice.com

Mark Floyd Roehrman, 59, died Thursday, April 10, in Ellsworth. He was born Sept. 11, 1954 in Abilene, Kan. to Charles and Joan (Farres) Roehrman. Mark spent most of his life living in Ellsworth and Lincoln counties. In Ellsworth, he was co-owner of the Ellsworth Village Mall and Pretty Boy Floyd’s Steak and Shine. He was also instrumental in rebuilding some of the old downtown buildings. On May 29, 1971, Mark married Gail Pflughoeft in Kanopolis, Kan. She survives along with their daughters, Stephanie Roehrman of Salina and Erin (Todd) Suelter of Lincoln and son, Chad (Jennifer) of El Paso, Texas. On March 3, 2003, Mark married Josie Voeltz in Key West, Fla. She survives him. Other survivors include parents, Charles and Joan Roehrman; daughter, Kynda Herrera of Ellsworth; son, Shay (Amy) Herrera of Great Bend; brother, Rick (Ellen) Roehrman of Woodland Park, Colo.; sister, Lisa (Wayne) Rohr of Manhattan; and grandchildren, Austin, Tiffani, John, Josh, Ethan, Katie, Elijah, Andy, Emma, and Sakston. Services were held Monday, April 14, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with private inurnment at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, in c/o Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.