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Margaret Heslop

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Margaret Lucille (Fishell) Heslop was born during an ice storm in Grand Ledge, Michigan, on April 15, 1921. She joked that people celebrated her birthday by paying taxes to Uncle Sam. She died November 25, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The eldest of four children, she attended elementary school in Grand Ledge and received her high school diploma from Cedar Lake Academy. She attended Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University) in Berrien Springs, Michigan, prior to joining the military in 1945. She served in the US Navy (WAVES), completed basic training in the Bronx, and was stationed in San Francisco during World War II. She was discharged in 1946.

During her career she worked as an executive assistant for the Eaton County Clerk (Charlotte, MI), the State of Michigan (Lansing), the Studebaker-Packard Corporation (Detroit), the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (Lansing), and the culmination of her career was serving as a personal secretary to Dr. Karl Menninger, founder of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.

She married Earl W. Heslop on September 11, 1960, and had one daughter, Kristin Ann Heslop. During her husband’s pastoral career with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the family lived in Carlisle, Scranton, and Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; Muncie and Bloomington, Indiana; Topeka, Kansas; and Shelby, North Carolina.

She was an accomplished pianist and organist, and served as a church musician in the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Sharpsville (PA) Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the Unity Church of Topeka, Kansas. A lover of classical music, she had a great appreciation for JS Bach and Mozart. She was a connoisseur of the English language and she loved books, especially those of Erma Bombeck and Madeleine L’Engle. She was an excellent seamstress and for much of her life, she loved clothes and fashion. She also loved to cook, and was known for her homemade wheat germ bread and granola cereal. She loved to travel, and took great pride in reminiscing about her two trips to Europe and the Middle East.

She was preceded in death by her parents (Lyle Fishell and Anna L. Bumgarner Fishell), two brothers (Richard Fishell and Robert Fishell), and her husband Earl W. Heslop. She is survived by her daughter Kristin Heslop of Lincoln, and brother Russell Fishell of Sun City, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation. No visitation. Service in the future.

Donald Phillip Hunt

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Born on July 28, 1931 in Cedaredge, Colorado

Passed away on November 21, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Age 86

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Cremation. No visitation.

Private service.

Mason Leo Hockersmith

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Mason Leo Hockersmith, age 42, of Lincoln Nebraska died at home Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Mason was born in Saint Francis, Kansas on November 23, 1974, to Donald and Eileen (Goetz) Hockersmith.

Beginning his teenage years, Mason accomplished an expert BMX racing record. In 1993, he graduated from East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mason was an auto mechanic early in life leading to his diesel mechanic career, and along the way, other accomplishments included sheet metal journeyman and HVAC technician. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid sports fan.

Mason and Emi Gregg (deceased) of Cheyenne, Wyoming were united in marriage August 11, 2000, and divorced in February of 2008.

Mason was preceded in death by his grandparents Myrtis (Terpening) Hockersmith, Joe Hockersmith, Imo Jean (Goble) Hockersmith, Leo Goetz and Rose Mary (Ochs) Goetz.

Survivors include his parents Don and Eileen (Goetz) Hockersmith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a brother Ryan Hockersmith of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A Mass of Christian Burial was on 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 202 Cottonwood St, Park, KS 67751. Inurnment was in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery following mass.

Cremation. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery or Masses. Donations to the fund may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 South St., Quinter, KS 67752.