MCCF Asks for Public Input on Childcare

The McPherson County Community Foundation is working to assess needs in our communities that better serve our families. Childcare is an important aspect of raising children today. It also affects whether parents or potential parents can pursue further education, accept specific jobs or advance in a career. To gain a better understanding of potential childcare needs and gaps, we are asking families with children, or that may have children in the near future, to complete an online survey. The survey link will be available from April 18 through May 1. Please share with friends and family who live in McPherson County.

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Obituary: Ruby “Jean” Clark

Ruby “Jean” Clark, 89, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was the co-owner of A-C Rentals and worked as a bookkeeper at the Red Coach Restaurant. Jean was born on September 20, 1931, in Rockwall, TX, the daughter of Charlie Oscar and Pearl Lena (Mooney) Howell.  She graduated from Central Academy and Central College.  On May 2, 1967, Jean was united in marriage to Laurence “Larry” A. Clark in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on June 30, 2009. She was a member of the  McPherson Free Methodist Church, Red Hat

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Obituary: Jim Batson

James “Jim” B. Batson, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.  He worked for over 35 years at Kansas Power & Light where he was a welding supervisor. Jim was born on June 21, 1933, in Wellington, KS, the son of William Lee and Erma Fae (Turpin) Batson.  He graduated from McPherson High School and attended McPherson College.  On July 5, 1952, Jim was united in  marriage to Lucille W. Flory in McPherson. He was a member of the McPherson Church of the Brethren.  He was an avid golfer and was the first member

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Obituary: Bonnie Josephine Boyle

Bonnie Josephine Boyle, 87, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Lindsborg, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was a homemaker and school teacher.  She also worked in the school libraries in Dodge City, KS. She was born on February 23, 1934, in Glenville, Minnesota, the daughter of Willard and Ruth Young.  She graduated from Wessington Springs College (South Dakota) and from Greenville College (Illinois).  On July 21, 1956, Bonnie was united in marriage to John E. Boyle in Glenville. She was a member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church and attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg.

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