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From: Roberta Greenway <>
Subject: [GV] Rush County Obits
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 20:55:04 -0500

The following Obituaries were transcribed exactly as they appeared with the
exception of paragraph spacing 7 July 2001 from the Rush County News by
Roberta Greenway, Rt. 1 Box 1020, Cement, Oklahoma, 73017.

RUSH COUNTY NEWS/Deaths Thursday July 19, 2001 Page A-2
Charlotte Humburg
Charlotte M. Humburg, 92, Hesston, Kansas, died July 15, 2001, at Schowalter
Villa, Hesston.
She was born February 4, 1909, in Newton, Kansas, the daughter of George
William and Fannie Agnes (McAdams) Wolz. She graduated from Southwestern
College in Winfield with a degree in English. She was a teacher for two
years in Sedgwick.

On June 15, 1932, she married Glen O. Humburg, in Newton. They lived in
Bison, Kansas, then moved to La Crosse in 1937. The couple moved to
Schowalter Villa in 1980.

She was active as a leader with the Girl Scouts and served on the Sunflower
Council Board. She was active with the American Red Cross, particularly
during World War II.

Mrs. Humburg was a lifelong active member of the Methodist Church and since
1980 had been a member of the Hesston United Methodist Church. She was Past
President of the Hays District United Methodist Women and the Susanna Wesley
Circle of La Crosse United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the
DAR and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Bob Humburg and his wife Lorel of
Orangeburg, South Carolina; grandson, Stephen Humburg and his wife Ariel of
Canton, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Devin, Dakota and Aspen Humburg of

She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Laurie Humburg.

Funeral services were July 17, 2001, at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston,
with the Reverand Ron Rich officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood
Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Hesston United Methodist Church or Schowalter
Villa, in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton,
KS 67114.

RUSH COUNTY NEWS/Deaths Thursday July 19, 2001 Page A-2
Ralph Michaud

Ralph Joseph Michaud, 76, Tucson, Arizona, died July 8, 2001.

A retired hospital administrator with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he
remained active in the Federal Bureau of Prisons Retiree Assn. He and his
wife Peggy enjoyed traveling extensively in their motor home.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Baldwin Michaud (daughter of Elizabeth and
Thomas Baldwin of Nekoma, Kansas); children, Jean, Judith, and James
Polkabla, Joyce, James and Valorie, Michael, Keith, Larry and Michelle,
Timothy, Kathleen and Gay Potvin, Patrick and Dawn and Sally Michaud; 22
grandchildren and three great-granddaughters; sisters, Laura Klein, sister
Paula Patrice Michaud, and Pam and Dan Kipping; uncle, William and Frances
Michaud; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was held July 13, 2001, at Corpus Christi Catholic
Chruch, Tucson, Arizona. Interment was in Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery.

RUSH COUNTY NEWS/Deaths Thursday July 19, 2001 Page A-2
James C. Moran

James "Jim" C. Moran, 81, McCracken, Kansas, died July 12, 2001, at Rush
County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse, Kansas.

He was born at Nekoma, Kansas, September 16, 1919, the son of William P. and
Rosa (Marak) Moran. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a farmer,
stockman, and grain dealer at Hargrave.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, La Crosse, and a life long
member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a
graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy, Hays.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe (England, France,
Belgium and Germany) in the Third Armored Division, 54th Field Artillery
Battalion, where he computed the firing angles for artillery. His Battery
"B" landed at Omaha Beach on D+17. For war injuries in Belgium, he received
a purple heart.

On December 5, 1942, he married Isabel R. Malone, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Roslyn Bethke of Shawnee,
Kansas, Marla Williams of Topeka, Gail Moran Hertig of Scottsbluff,
Nebraska, and Nancy Ong of College Station, Texas, one daughter-in-law,
Nancy M. Moran of New Jersey; one brother, Bill Moran, McCracken; four
sisters, Marcelline Wendling of Halstead, Kansas, Mary Ann Moran of
McCracken, L. Jean Moran of Overland Park, and Rita Pamilia of Danville,
California; ten grandchildren, Craig and Chris Moran, Dan, Jolynn, and
Patrick Bethke, Jared, Justin, and Kaitlyn Ong, Shane and Kyle Hertig; one
great grandson, Tyler Anthony Moran; and numerous cousins, nieces, and

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, James E. Moran (November
2000), and one brother, Vincent Moran.

Mass of the Resurrection was July 16, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, La Crosse, with Father Benjamin Martin and Father Eugene
Kenny officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery,

Visitation was July 15, 2001, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a rosary at 7:30
p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Memorials are suggested to the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care
or to St. Michael's Catholic Church.

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