McPherson -- Edith Alfreda Herbers, 100, of McPherson, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at The Cedars in McPherson. She was a homemaker and had also worked in the County Appraiser’s office for several years.
She was born December 12, 1915, in McPherson, the daughter of Carl A. and Alma Elizabeth (Danielson) Sellberg. She attended the local schools and graduated from McPherson High School. She later attended Kansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation, Edith taught home economics for three years with one year in Macksville, KS and two years in Ozawkie, KS.
On February 8, 1942, she married Aloysius W. “Al” Herbers in Wichita. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1992.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was very active in WELCA and the Guilds. She was also active in Trash to Treasures, Hilton Homemakers Home Demonstration Unit and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Donald of McPherson; a daughter, Alma Marie Benett (Russell) of Ormond Beach, FL; a grandson, Jonathan Benett (Melissa) of Reston, VA; and a great-grandson, Tyler Benett of Reston, VA.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Mildred Officer. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, August 8, at McPherson Cemetery with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating. Fraternal rites will be conducted by McPherson Post #2715 Ladies Auxiliary.
Memorial donations may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
Kingman -- Martha Maxine Elder, 87, of Kingman, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at The Cedars, McPherson. She was a homemaker and farm wife.
Maxine was born on June 18, 1929, in Kingman County, one of 11 children born to Philip H. and Emma S. (Schroeder) Kaufman. She graduated from Kingman High School in 1947. On March 26, 1950, Maxine was united in marriage to Lawrence Dee Elder in Kingman. He preceded her in death on December 26, 2010.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kingman.
Survivors include daughter, Carla Williamson (Marc) of McPherson, KS; son, Glenn Elder of Lenexa, KS; brother, Phil Kaufman of Wichita, KS; two grandchildren Kylie Williamson (Molly) and Danon Williamson (Natalie); numerous nieces & nephews; and caregiver, Kaley Tiesmeyer of Kingman, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Emma Kaufman; husband, Dee Elder; daughter, Cristie Elder; and nine siblings.
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 29, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church in Kingman, KS with Rev. Dawn Flippin officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Hoosier Cemetery, Kingman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Gentiva Hospice or Kingman Public Library in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family atwww.stockhamfamily.com.