Obituary

Phyllis J. Ragole

Phyllis J. Ragole, 84, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 4:05 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014, while in the company of family members, at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, Kansas.

Phyllis was born in McPherson, Kansas on September 14, 1930, a daughter of Mollie (Herbel) and Orville Blackman.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, KS 

She was a devoted wife, mother, and loving grandmother. She was also a school cook while the family lived in Bogue, Kansas 

Phyllis J. Blackman was united in marriage to Joseph Arthur Ragole on May 8, 1950 at McPherson, Kansas. Joseph died on December 27, 2000. 

Survivors include her children; Joe, husband of Susan Ragole, of Centreville, VA., Janet, wife of Barry Plunkett, of Wichita, KS.; Sister Elldean Harms, of McPherson, Kansas; Grandchildren Chad, husband of Dana Plunkett, Kelly, wife of Brian Krug, Matt Ragole, Danielle, wife of Randy Wood, Katie Ragole, Lindsay, wife of Joe Konopa; Great-granddaughter Charlotte Wood, with 1 great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by: her Parents; Brothers, Donald, Bobby and Marlin Blackman

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas. Rosary will follow starting at 7:00 p.m. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, KS, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating. 

Final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Homecare of Reno County or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and may be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Gilbert Derwin Norlin

Gilbert Derwin Norlin, 83, of Lindsborg, Kansas, passed away at 1:17 a.m., Thursday, September 18th, 2014, peacefully, at Lindsborg Community Hospital.

Gilbert was born in McPherson, Kansas on January 14, 1931, a son of Gretta Mae (Eash) and Harold C. Norlin.

Gilbert attended grade schools in McPherson, Kansas and Okmulgee, Oklahoma and graduated from Blackwell High School, Blackwell, Oklahoma.

He joined the U.S. Army Air Force.

Gilbert worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Wellington, Kansas and later in Amarillo, Texas.  He retired after more than 30 years with the company.

He enjoyed antiques, and collecting various items, including; coins, stamps, postcards, toys, dishes, and especially antique cars.

He was a resident at Bethany Home, Lindsborg, Kansas for over 16 years.

He is survived by his sister Anita Hopkins, of McPherson, Kansas; several other relatives and a host of friends.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents Harold C., and Gretta Mae; and his brother, Harold Leon Norlin.

There will be no visitation.

Private family graveside service at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas, at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, with Pastor Bill Buschbom officiating.

A memorial service will be held at Bethany Home, Lindsborg, Kansas, on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Bethany Home, Lindsborg, Kansas and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.