Marjorie L. Florine

Marjorie L. Florine, 81, of McPherson and formerly of Roxbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson. She was a retired beautician, owning and operating Florine Beauty Shop in Roxbury.

Marjorie was born on May 2, 1934, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Alva Leroy and Alma Lee (Poe) Taylor. She graduated from Roxbury High School. On Dec. 22, 1951, Marjorie was united in marriage to Jay Florine in Canton. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2013. 

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, McPherson and former member of Roxbury American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include: son, Donald Florine and wife, Melanie, of Roxbury, KS; daughter, Kari Blankenship of Chicago, IL; brothers, Quincy Taylor of McPherson, KS and Perry Taylor of Augusta, KS; sisters, Arylis Phillips of McPherson, KS, Mary Simmons and husband, Neal, of Ponca City, OK, and Juanita Hanson and husband, Steve, of McPherson, KS; two grandchildren, Vicki Dukes and Connor Blankenship; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Huff and Erika Smith.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, son, Mark Florine, granddaughter Becky Florine, and brother, Ancil Taylor.

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, McPherson with Rev. H. Dick Reynolds officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church or the Alzeimer’s Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

Fayne Ivan Beattie

CONWAY -- Fayne Ivan Beattie, 87, of Conway,  Kansas, passed away 7:10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at his daughters home, rural McPherson, Kansas.

Fayne was born in McPherson, Kansas on Jan. 31, 1929, a son of Maud Ethel (Schletzbaum) and Ivan Wilbur Beattie.

Fayne attended the Conway Grade School and graduated from McPherson High School in 1948.

Fayne honorably served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 13, 1953, to Jan. 4, 1955, as a corporal during the Korean War.

Fayne was a farmer and worked as a mechanic, was a Lineman for the Conway Telephone Company, and later as an operator for 25 years for Conway Underground Storage. 

Fayne was a member of the American Legion Post 24 of McPherson. 

Fayne was a jack of all trades and master of none. He built four of his out buildings at his farm, built his mower, a loader, and a wrench truck which is still in operation and he was a very good welder. For a short time he had a water well drilling business. Fayne liked working on anything mechanical, and he could make just about anything.

He liked collecting and restoring antique one cylinder gas engines and tractors of all kinds, with his son David, then taking them to shows. He was one of the founders of the Conway Volunteer Fire Department and had received an award for his 50 years of service. He was proud of the fact that he has lived in the same section that he was born on with the exception of his military service.

Fayne was united in marriage to Waneta Mable Lovett on Feb. 14, 1952, in McPherson. Waneta died on Aug. 21, 1979.

Fayne is survived by his children, Fayneta Campbell, of McPherson, Kansas and David Beattie and his wife  Rhonda, of McPherson, Kansas; his sister-in-law, Nina Macon, of Casa Grande, Arizona; his favorite grandchildren, Hannah Beattie, of El Dorado, Kansas and Eli Beattie, of McPherson, Kansas; and his favorite great-granddaughter; other relatives and a host of friends.

Fayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Waneta Lovett Beattie; his brother Wilbur Beattie; and a son-in-law, Gene Campbell.

Visitation for Fayne Beattie will be held from 4-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the McPherson Cemetery with members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 providing Military rites.

Family request donations to American Legion Post 24 or the Gentiva Hospice of McPherson and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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