Leslie R. Potterf, 69, of Pleasant Valley, MO, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Liberty, MO, Hospital. He was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Horton, KS, the son of George and Dorthea Wright Potterf.
Leslie went to work for Missouri Pacific Railroad in December of 1968 in Falls City and went on to work with Union Pacific RR when the two railroads merged. He eventually retired from Union Pacific.
He was a member of the FC Elks Lodge and served as secretary/treasurer for the United Transportation Union for 20 years. He was a member of NARVE and enjoyed sports and traveling.
On Jan. 26, 1964, he married Margie Meerpohl at the Everest Christian Church. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include daughters, Kristi Smith (Mike Frye), of Topeka, KS, and Kari (Tracy) Brown, of San Antonio, TX; son, Barry (Jennifer) Potterf, of LaVista; brother, Delbert (Denise) Potterf, of Kansas City, MO; sisters, Betty Potter, Horton, Beverly (Keith) Foye, Whiting, KS, and Sandra (Russell) Herrin, of Edmonds, WA; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton, where the family greeted friends Friday. Burial was at the Miller Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leslie Potterf memorial fund to be designated later and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
A special message may be sent to the family at www.dishon-maple-chaney.com
Rollo Vincent Clark, Jr., 95, of Maryville, MO, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. He was born Oct. 20, 1918 in Falls City, to Rollo V. Clark and Ila Mae (Loucks) Clark.
He attended high school in Reserve, KS, near his parents’ farm. Most of his first years were spent in Humboldt. Rollo attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he received his law degree.
Rollo was in the Army from 1942 to ‘46. He became an officer in the Core of Military Police. Most of his Army career was spent at German POW camps, both at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, and Camp Pickett in Virginia. When the war with Japan ended, he was in the Occupation Forces in the office of the Adjunct General. Later, he became a special agent in the FBI, and served for nine years in New Jersey. He was a contract administrator with Collins Radio, in Cedar Rapids, IA. He also worked for the General Dynamics Corp. and the Harris Corp.’s R.F. Communications Co. in Rochester, NY, for 40 years.
He married Alyce Cunningham in Shenandoah, IA, in 1943 at the Presbyterian Church. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2013.
Rollo is survived by his wife, Alyce; daughters, Pamela (Bob) Rees, Des Moines, IA, Deborah Clark, Maryville, MO, Sarah Clark, Kansas City, MO, Candace (Clark) Montgomery, Kansas City; three grandchildren; nephew, Robert (Vicky) Eis; niece, Jeanette Spalding; great-nephew, Baub Eis; great-niece, Tiffany Eis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marjorie Davies and Sarah Spalding; and his nephew, Mark Spalding.
He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Eastern Star, college fraternity Delta Tau Delta, law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, the Nebraska Bar Association, Theatre Organ Societies in Rochester, N.Y., Omaha and Kansas City, and the Falls City Masonic Lodge No. 9.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Maryville.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Maryville. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Maryville organ maintenance fund or the Rochester, N.Y.Theatre Organ Society.
Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Marrs, 60, of Falls City, passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at Falls City. He was born April 8, 1953 at Falls City to the late Dearld “Bud” and Imogene (Kincannon) Marrs.
Harry enlisted in the U.S. Navy Feb. 7, 1972 and served aboard the USS Lawrence. He was honorably discharged on March 5, 1976.
On Aug. 4, 1978 he married Theresa Prater at Falls City.
Harry was raised in Salem and attended FC Public Schools. Following his discharge he returned to Falls City and operated a maintainer for the Richardson County Dept. of Roads. He then worked for a year at Cooper Nuclear Station at Brownville before taking employment at Wolf Creek Nuclear Station at Burlington, KS. He started in security before being promoted to the Armorer and Locksmith divisions. He moved back to Falls City in 2005.
He was a member of VFW Post #1765 and American Legion Post #102, both of Falls City.
Harry is survived by his wife, Theresa of Falls City; sons, Dan of Burlington, KS, Mark (Jennie), of Syracuse, Matt (Phyllis), of Falls City; daughter, Wendy Marrs of White Cloud, KS; brothers, Billy (Doris), of Falls City, Don (Donna), of Colon, NE; sisters, Mary (Paul) Hayes, of Falls City, Elda (Louis) Rhodd, of Eudora, KS; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Carl, James, Jon, Terry and Ricky Marrs and a granddaughter in infancy.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Interment in Rulo Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
Harold Bunge, 83, Grand Island, formerly of Falls City, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Ravenna.
He was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Falls City to Edwin and Laura (Albers) Bunge and was raised on a farm near Falls City. He graduated from Falls City High School in 1948.
Harold served in the U.S. Air Force from l951-1955, during the Korean War.
On June 29, 1957, he married Jacquelyn Zoe Tockey at Wichita, KS. They lived in Wichita for six years before moving to Fort Worth, TX, where they resided for 17 years. He retired as a U.S. Government Quality Aircraft Assurance inspector. They moved to Grand Island in 1980, where he worked as an auto mechanic. Harold had a hobby of restoring classic Mustangs. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years; two daughters; brother, Leonard, and his wife, Tucson, AZ, and a sister, Arlene Wright, and her husband, Tecumseh.
Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island and burial was in Soulville Cemetery, west of Boelus.
June Peck, 48, of Spokane, WA, formerly of Falls City, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
June worked for the Spokane School District for 28 years before her retirement in 1996. June was a gifted seamstress and loved children. She combined the two when she was asked to coordinate the Spokane Chapter of ConKerr Cancer, an organization that sews pillowcases for children battling cancer. She took on the challenge, offering her artistic skills and technical knowledge to those around her. June was a quilter extraordinaire and lent her skills to Charity Quilts. In addition, she volunteered her time helping children with their reading skills at Ridgeview Elementary School.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry; sons, Mike (Claudia), Steve (Debbie) and Keven (Allison), grandchildren and special friends.
In lieu of funeral services, there will be a wake in late spring or early summer to celebrate June’s life. Contributions can be made in June’s name to local Cancer Societies.
Charles E. Furrow was born Sept. 15, 1951 at Table Rock to the late William J. and Vera I. (Waters) Furrow. He was raised in Table Rock and later moved to Falls City, where he worked in the salvage business.
He is survived by four daughters, Angela (Greg) Folsom, and Bailey and Gabby Furrow, all Falls City, and Vanessa (Jason) Gibson, of Horton, KS; brother, Eugene “Buddy” Waters, Table Rock; sister, Ethel (Wilbur) Nitzsche, of Rulo; and special friend, Deirdre Hall, of Falls City; three granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The body of Mr. Furrow has been cremated and Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Inurnment will be in the Prairie Union Cemetery at Shubert.
Jean M. Fryman, 92, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, under the care of Grace Hospice at Peggy Kelly House, Topeka, KS.