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“In Memoriam” listings are expanded paid obituaries, phrased as the family requests, and may include enhanced information or photographs that might not fit within free death notices.

Mick Summervill

Mickey “Mick” W. Summervill, 76, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family after a four-year battle with cancer.

Mick was born Aug. 15, 1941, to Wesley Summervill and Mildred (Bredemeier) Summervill in Hillsboro, Kansas. He graduated from Marion High School with the class of 1959 and received his Bachelor’s of Education degree from Emporia State University. He met Marjorie “Marge” Gardner there and they married on June 14, 1964. He taught in Kansas City, Kansas, for several years before returning to the family farm after his father passed. Mick and Marge were blessed with three children, Robin, Tim, and Kay Lynn.

Mick was a member and deacon of Marion Christian Church and served on the church board. He was always active in his community, serving on the local school board, county soil conservation board, and the Co-op board. He was a charter member of Cottonwood Valley Flying Farmers Association and made many friends from all over the state.

Mick loved his family, friends, and neighbors, and always enjoyed visiting with them, playing pinochle together, and he truly enjoyed getting a laugh or smile with his affectionate teasing. He loved to fly, scuba dive, snow ski, and most of all farm. Farming was a part of him until the very last days. His favorite place to be was in the tractor and he was the happiest when he was working. He enjoyed traveling from Alaska to Hawaii and went on several cruises in the Caribbean, but when it came time to come home he couldn’t get there fast enough. Mick worked in Colorado for several summers for the U.S. Forest Service and enjoyed telling of his adventures. He loved his wife and his family and had great pride in his three children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Wesley and Mildred Summervill, and his brother, Marion Summervill.

He is survived by his wife, Marge; Robin Totten and husband, Craig, of Gresham, Oregon; Tim Summervill and wife, Amy, of Marion, Kansas; Kay Lynn Mead and husband, Nathan, of Manhattan, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Colin, Grant, and Claire Totten, Shelby and Trent Summervill, and Addie, Asher and Abram Mead; siblings John Summervill and wife, Barbara, of Hutchison, Kansas, and Sue Navrat and husband, Dennis, of Burbank, South Dakota; and sister-in-law Val Summervill of Arvada, Colorado.

Lenora Martens

Lenora Martens

Lenora Elda Martens, 92, of McPherson, passed away at 7:27 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital, McPherson.

Lenora was born May 25, 1925, in Lehigh, Kansas, a daughter of Bertha (Ollek) and Herbert Weyand.

Lenora attended elementary school in Lehigh and graduated from Lehigh High School in 1943.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas.

Lenora was a homemaker and took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She and her husband Bert owned and operated the Sinclair Service Station where she also was a bookkeeper. She later worked for Mid Kansas Produce as an egg candler.

Lenora enjoyed her family; gardening; baking, especially zweibach, bierocks, and sweet rolls, to name a few; embroidery; spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and spending time with extended family.

Lenora E. Weyand was united in marriage to Albert “Bert” Martens on Nov. 3, 1946, at Lehigh, Kansas, at the Lutheran Church. Bert died on May 30, 1997.

She is survived by her children, Jerry Martens and his wife, Susie, of Topeka, Kansas; Cheryl Easter and her husband, Randy, of McPherson, Kansas; Anita Leonard and her husband, Douglas, of Topeka, Kansas; and Todd Martens and his wife, Amy, of McPherson, Kansas; her brother, Gerald Weyand and his wife, Freda, of Norton, Kansas; her nine grandchildren, Brett Martens and wife, Tiika; Lisa Williams and husband, David; Stacie Easter; Erin Eskildsen and husband, TJ; Allison Bixel and husband, Kyle; Thomas Leonard; Jordan Marten and wife, Kellea; Brandon Martens and wife, Brooke; and Breckyn Martens; her eight great-grandchildren, Raleigh Martens, Lincoln Martens, Evie Martens, Brogan Bixel, Brynn Martens, Cheyenne Williams, Shelby Williams, and Sarah Williams; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Lenora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bert Martens; her twin sister, Lorene Holloway; and two brothers, Howard and Elmer Weyand.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas, with the Reverend Dale Dumperth officiating.

The final resting place will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hillsboro, Kansas.

Family request donations to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson KS 67460.

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