Obituaries for March 2014



John Hermann Kroencke

White Bird, Idaho

Johann (John) Hermann Kroencke, 78, was born Sept. 17, 1935, to Hermann and Elfrieda Kroencke in Oberndorf/Oste Germany. He died peacefully with his family at his side in White Bird, Idaho, March 24, 2014, ending his battle with cancer. He ...

Betty G. DeVeny

Parma, Idaho

Betty DeVeny, 82, was born March 13, 1931, in Glendale, Calif., to Guy S. Gililland and Beulah Beatrice Davis Gililland. She has one younger sister, Bobby Jean Copley. The family lived in California until 1940 when they moved to Lubbock, ...

Ruby Evelyn Scott

Harpster, Idaho

Ruby Evelyn Scott, 95, was born Nov. 14, 1918, at home in Harpster to her parents, Floyd F. Ferguson and Ida M. Weholt Ferguson. She passed on March 14, 2014, at her home in Harpster. Her parents farmed and ran ...

Ellen B. Haskin

Grangeville, Idaho

Ellen B. Haskin passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Grangeville, Idaho. She was born March 19, 1922, in Grass Valley, Ore., to Volando B. Eakin and Verna Fay Blaylock. She had seven older ...

Golda Faye Pitchford

Kalispell, Mont.

Faye was born April 27, 1941, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Glen Barnard Persinger and Charlene Nicolay Persinger. She passed away on March 23, 2014, in Kalispell, Mont. She was the oldest of Glen’s four children. She moved to Alaska when ...

Jackie Dale Heath

Grangeville, Idaho

Jackie Dale Heath, 83, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. Jackie was born Feb. 15, 1931, at Vernon, Texas, a daughter of Jack and Mamie “Tincy” Kinchlow Cleveland. She moved ...

Jessie L. Wisenor

White Bird, Idaho

Jessie L. Wisenor, 100, a lifelong resident of White Bird, Idaho, passed away at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on March 9, 2014. Jessie was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Cornelius, Ore., to William and Bertha Killgore. She ...

Anselm Joseph Schumacher

Greencreek, Idaho

Anselm Joseph Schumacher, 91, passed from this life surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Anselm was born on April 17, 1922, to Anton Schumacher and Francis Schmidt Schumacher. He was the sixth child of nine children. He ...

Charlene L. Workman

Riggins, Idaho

Charlene L. Workman, 83, died at her home in Riggins, Idaho, on March 14, 2014, after a few months of failing health. Charlene was born on March 1, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Coleman A. and Lois L. Hollingsworth. ...

Doris J. Kirkland

Lewiston, Id

Doris J. Kirkland, 76, passed away on March 11, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Doris was born on Jan. 31, 1938, at Orofino to Gerald H. (Blackie) and Clara White McCall. Doris and husband, Jack, were married in ...

Jeffrey Scott Johnson

Harpster, Idaho

At age 43, our beloved Jeff enjoyed his last earthly adventure in an off-road desert race on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Primm, Nev. Seven days after an accident during the race, Jeff came to rest in I.C.U. surrounded by ...

Linnie H. Anderson Kidder

Grangeville, Idaho

Linnie H. Anderson-Kidder, 93, went home to her Lord Monday, March 10, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Grangeville and grew up on Clearcreek near Kooskia at the Clute family home. She is survived by her husband of 29 ...

Patricia M. Beck

Grangeville, Idaho

Patricia M. Beck, 84, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. No local services will be held. Burial will be in Cypress, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Merlin Rex Halbert

Cottonwood, Idaho

Merlin Rex Halbert, 85, of Cottonwood, Idaho, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer with his family at his side. He was born in Clay Center, Kansas, to Leonard and Mary Halbert on Jan. ...

Maxine V. Spitler

Grangeville, Idaho

Thank you Meadowlark Homes for a wonderful year of allowing us to be near my parents. Maxine loved the games, decorating for holidays, movies/popcorn parties and the chatting times in the living room with the employees and other residents. Maxine ...

Leona Ellen Herman Bollar

Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Leona (Toni) passed peacefully at home into a better place and eternal life where she will be surrounded by her beloved angels and our Lord, on Feb. 26, 2014. Toni was born July 28, 1949, in Council, Idaho, to Jack ...

Rosa May Rieman

Grangeville, Idaho

Rosa May Rieman, 94, of Grangeville, Idaho, died on Feb. 25, 2014. Rosa May was born to Joseph M. And Sadie Hill on Aug. 11, 1919. She grew up in the Ferdinand area and attended Oliver School. She married Leo ...

Esther Kuther

Grangeville, Idaho

Esther Louise Kuther, 90, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. Esther Louise Kinzer was born Dec. 15, 1923, at Uniontown, Wash., the sixth child of Michael and Gertrude (Wittman) Greif Kinzer. A few days ...


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