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Donna Cauble 1936 - 2011
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ZOOK — Donna Cauble, 74, died June 16 at her home. Born June 25, 1936, in Garden City, she was the daughter of Albert and Stella McFessell Strader. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and retired interior decorator. On Nov. 22, 1953, she married Ronald Cauble in Larned. He survives.

Mrs. Cauble was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Larned and the Zook EHU.

Other survivors include two sons, Leon and wife Rosan of Olathe, and Merrill of Zook; a daughter, Tina Markham of Wichita; a brother, Albert Strader Jr. of Olathe; and nine grandchildren, Jeff Cauble, Brett Cauble, Tim Cauble, Ashley Blasi and husband Nick, Kyle Markham and wife Britney, Jason Cauble and Michael Cauble. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Reed and Alberta Wils.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Larned with the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel presiding. Burial will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Zook. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2–4 p.m. Sunday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice or the Zook Community Building, both in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary*

P.O. Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 17, 2011