Evelyn G. Ensz

Evelyn G. Ensz, 84, of Inman, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 20, 2015, at Moundridge Manor, Moundridge, KS.  She had been a housekeeper at Pleasant View Home in Inman. 

Evelyn was born on January 26, 1931, in Inman, KS, the daughter of Henry D. and Sarah (Martens) Ensz.  She attended the Gold Rule School.

Evelyn was a member of Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite.

Survivors include: brother, Dale Ensz and wife, Betty, of Inman, KS; sister, Verna Goertzen and husband, Henry, of Barron, WI; and sister-in-law, Hope Ensz of Middleton, MI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Edwin Ensz, and sisters, Ruby Toews, Marie Ensz, Edna Ensz, and Leona Ensz.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Inman, KS) with Ministers Gregg Johnson and Maynard Koehn officiating.  Burial will follow at Zion Church Cemetery (Inman, KS).  Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, May 22, at Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite with family receiving friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to Moundridge Manor in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

Margaret C. Hobson

Margaret C. Hobson, 90, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, May 14th, while in the company of some dear friends, at Sterling House of McPherson.

Margaret was born in Maysville, Arkansas on October 20, 1924, a daughter of the Lydia Ema (Abercrombie) and James Clive Netherton.

Margaret attended Maysville grade school and attended Gravette High School, and graduated from South West City, Missouri High School, South West City, Missouri.

She was a member of First Christian Church McPherson, Kansas.

Margaret was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper for Central Service. She also volunteered her time with Memorial hospital auxiliary for over 23 years and delivered meals on wheels for 23 years.

Margaret was a member of the American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 Ladies Auxiliary both of McPherson.

She was the widow of Thomas Clifford Hobson. Margaret Netherton was united in marriage to Thomas Clifford Hobson on February 22, 1946 at Treasure Island, California. Tom died on November 9, 2013.

Margaret is survived by her children, T. Cliff Hobson and his wife Debrah, of Huntsville, Alabama, Jim Hobson and his wife Joanne, of Slidell, Louisiana, and Jeff Hobson and his wife Donna, of Grand Junction, Colorado; her brother, Bruce Netherton, of Little Rock, Arkansas; her 8 grandchildren, Cris Ford and wife Ginger; Angie Myers and husband Beau; Jesse Hobson and wife Wendy; Alex Hobson; Nate Hobson and wife Casey; Autumn Toledano and husband Brandon; Holly Goodwin and husband Dale, and Logan Hobson;

her 9 great-grandchildren: Tyler Hobson, Ariana Hobson, Joe Hobson, Rhett Penner, Colton Fast, Carlin Goodwin, Ellie Goodwin, Teegan Hobson, and Bryce Hobson.; two great-great-grandchildren, Dixie and Waylon Penner; nieces and nephews, other relatives; her special friend Verdell Shay and all her dear friends who always checked in on her.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Margaret A. "Peg" Ball; her husband Thomas Clifford "Tom" Hobson; and a sister Billie Wilber.

Memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 will present member services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McPherson Humane Society or McPherson Meals on Wheels in memory of Margaret and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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