Obituaries: Sept. 1-8

Luella Lohrentz

Memorial services for Luella (Wiens) Lohrentz will be on Sept. 13 at Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. First St. in Newton.

At 3 p.m., there will be time for visitation with family. A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. with a fellowship meal (faspa) to follow.

Memorial gifts are designated for Camp Mennoscah, where Luella met her husband, Vernon Lohrentz, in 1950.

Clarence O. Webb, 93, died Sept. 4, 2015, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

He was born on July 19, 1922, in Faye, Oklahoma, to Samuel and Della (Minor) Webb. He was married to Betty L. Webb, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2012. Clarence was a longtime active and faithful member of the Second Baptist Church in Newton. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Clarence was known as a ?Jack of All Trades.? He retired as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad, ran a radio and TV repair shop, and worked as a landscaper and lawn maintenance man for many years in Newton and the surrounding area. Clarence had a love for farming and enjoyed working on the family farm east of Walton.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Papin of Wichita, Glen Webb of Ottawa, Stanley Webb of Newton and Connie Reaves of Newton; brothers, Armin Webb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Arnold Webb of San Mateo, California; sisters, Nettie Lee and Corrine Webb, both of Fresno, California; eight grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends he cherished.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Chris Webb, six brothers and two sisters.

Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 10, 2015, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with Pastor Floyd Edwards presiding.

Memorials are suggested to Second Baptist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Lanoy Loganbill

Lanoy E. Loganbill, 85, died Sept. 5, 2015.

Arrangements are pending with Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

LaVerna Nygaard

LaVerna ?Bernie? Lou (Ott) Nygaard, 67, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away early Sept. 6.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1947, in York, Nebraska, to Oscar C. Ott and Luella Ott. She lived her early and teen years in Henderson, graduating from Henderson High School with the class of 1966. She attended Bethel College in North Newton, Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Wichita State University. She was awarded an honorary degree of Bachelor of Arts in art from Bethel College on Nov. 25, 1987, for her service helping those in need.

She married David A. Nygaard on Nov. 27, 1970, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. They enjoyed 44 years of friendship and happiness. Together, they raised two daughters.

LaVerna had a fun sense of humor and unlimited optimism, was artistic and loved decorating and enjoyed all the animals who made her backyard their home, especially the squirrels.

Even though she was disabled as the result of an auto accident, she was a great homemaker and tended to the need of her family the best she could.

She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter Sienna Daniels.

Survivors include: daughters Nichole (Robert) Daniels of Topeka and their sons Royce, Brody and Lucas, and Natalie (Cody) Ioerger of Manhattan, and their children Zoe and Edison of Manhattan; sister Carol (Richard) Busenitz of Whitewater; and several nieces, nephews and their children.

Visitation with family will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10 at the First United Church of Christ, 210 E. Fourth St. in Newton. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the church. Family graveside services will be at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her honor be given to the Nygaard Family Scholarship Fund in care of Central Kansas Community Foundation, 301 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114 or the Rotary International Foundation Polio Fund, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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