Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2002


January 9, 2002


Funeral services for Juanita Isabel Gaswint, 87, Baldwin City, were Monday at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Chapel, Clay Center. Mrs. Gaswint died Dec. 28, 2001 at the Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

She was born Nov. 20, 1914 at White City, the daughter of James W. and Henrietta W. (Dobbins) Pickett. She moved to Clay Center at the age of eight and lived with the Henry Molyneaux family.

She married Clifford H. Gaswint on Dec. 12, 1930. He died Sept. 5, 1999.

They moved to Baldwin City in 1935 and returned to Clay Center in 1965. They moved to Wellsville in 1985.

She was a member of Swedesburg First Lutheran Church of Clay County and active in both the Clay Center and Wellsville Senior Citizen groups. She was a member of the Wellsville United Methodist Church and the Baldwin Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one grandson, one great-grandson, three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include: daughters, Joanne Fiehler, Wellsville; Delores Hall, Techachapi, Calif.; Donna Kasper, Temple, Texas; son, Warren Gaswint, Sr., Jarrell, Texas; one brother; 18 grandchildren, 44 great-granchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center.

Memorials may be left to Swedesburg First Lutheran Church or Baldwin Care Center and sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th, Clay Center, KS 67432.


Funeral services for Loreta "Micki" Walker, 74, Smith Center, were Dec. 31, 2001 at Simmons Mortuary Chapel, Smith Center. Mrs. Walker died Dec. 28, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Neb.

She was born Dec. 12, 1927 in rural Smith County, the daughter of Frank B. and Hattie E. (Lammey) Yorgensen. Her family moved to Idaho when she was four. She attended school at Crystal Plains after the family moved back to Kansas. She attended Portis High School then moved to Red Oak, Iowa, where she graduated from Red Oak High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked at the First National Bank of Smith Center.

She married Warren L. Nebel on Aug. 17, 1946 and moved to a farm south of Esbon. They had seven children. After the death of her husband, she moved back to Smith Center to work as the manager of People's Heritage Savings & Loan until 1985. She became a charter member of the Smith Center Sweet Adeline's chapter.

She married Clayton E. Walker on Sept. 7, 1985 and moved to Burr Oak. After his death in 1999, she moved back to Smith Center, where she remained until her death.

She was involved in the Blue Stocking Bridge Club, Dinner Bridge Club, Smith Center BPW and the Jewell County FCE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her children and their spouses: Ann and Dennis Reinert, Smith Center; Sandra and James Bartley, Wichita; Patricia and Scott Whitley, Newton; Peggy and Mike Mendoza, Hutchinson; Michael and Linda Nebel, Smith Center; Mark and Susan Nebel, Hays; Nanette and Brian Kraus, Baldwin City; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

She was buried at Crystal Plains Cemetery, Smith County.

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