Dorothy E. Yost, 82 of Galva, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her home in Galva. She was born on January 25, 1932 in Antelope, Kansas, the daughter of Archie Boyd and Helen (Loveless) Dody. She was a retired restaurant owner and had been a resident of Galva since 1983, moving from Hillsboro.
She was united in marriage to Orval "Smiley" Schmidt and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1974. She later married Martin Yost on March 8, 1983 at Cunningham and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2005.
Dorothy was a member of the Galva United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Hillsboro and the V.F.W. Auxiliary at Marion.
Survivors include daughters, Sherry Wright, Sandy (Steve) Friesen and Vicki (Loren) Hiebert, all of Hillsboro, Cindy (David) Schick, Bunker Hill, Illinois and Kimberlee (Raymond) Williams, Galva; a step-son, Michael A. (Jonette) Yost, Nickerson; step-daughters, Jenee (Craig) Enochs and Renee (Randy) Carlson, all of McPherson; three brothers, Bob (Dorothy) Dody, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Don (Betty) Dody and Keith (Doris) Dody, all of Newton; three sisters, Jean (Wes) Swanson, Newton, Rosemary (John) Garrard, Antelope and Susie (Dave) Bernhardt, McPherson; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Dody.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Galva Christian Church with Rev. Sharlan Graber and Pastor Tripp Edwards presiding. Inurnment will be private in Marion Cemetery at a later date.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, March 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Olson's Mortuary, Canton.
Memorials have been established with the Galva United Methodist Church or Hospice of Reno County, in care of the mortuary.
Dyrl Koons, 85, of Lindsborg, Kansas, passed away at 9:43 p.m., Thursday, March 6th, suddenly, at McPherson Hospital, McPherson.
Dyrl was born in McPherson, Kansas on April 26, 1928, a son of Pearley Axelia Neodora (Gillberg) and Clinton Daniel Koons.
Dyrl attended and graduated from the West Kentuck Country School and attended McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas.
Dyrl worked 20 years for the city of the McPherson Street Department and was a farmer and cattleman for most of his life in the New Gottland Township.
Dyrl loved the land and working the ground and his cattle. He was very proud of his children and always wanted the best for them. Dyrl was especially fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dyrl T. Koons was united in marriage to Bonnie R. Koons on April 26, 1951 at Goltry, Oklahoma.
Surviving family members include his loving and devoted wife of nearly 63 years, Bonnie Koons, of Lindsborg, Kansas; his children, Dyrl T. Koons II and his wife Paula, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Delwin T. Koons and his wife Wendy, of Lindsborg, Kansas, and Darla T. Schriner and her husband Rick, of Lindsborg, Kansas; his 6 grandchildren, Brett Koons and wife Angie, Amber Gonzalez and husband Tony, Eryn Koons, Megan Koons, Ashley Schriner, and Derrick Schriner; his 3 great-grandchildren, Cami, Raef, and Charlotte Koons; a nephew, Tim Koons, of McPherson; other relatives and a host of friends.
Dyrl was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton D. and Pearley Koons; his brother, Delphin V. Koons.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.
The funeral service will be held at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 with Pastor Phil Radatz officiating.
The final resting place and private family graveside will be at the Roselawn Park Cemetery Salina, KS.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church of Lindsborg, Kansas and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.