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Obituary for William Joseph "Bill" Hines

William Joseph "Bill"  Hines
William Joseph “Bill” Hines, 91, of Lancaster, KS died on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his home in Lancaster, KS.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Neill officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 31st, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Hospital Hospice or the Lancaster Cemetery Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at

Bill was born on Sept. 13, 1927 in Atchison Kansas the son of Samuel K. and Norine (Herbst) Hines. He attended Shannon grade school and graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham in 1944. He celebrated his 18th birthday in the Pacific aboard the “USS Iowa” in charge of a 5” gun mount. He returned home after World War II aboard the “Iowa” as a 3rd Class Petty Officer. He was married to Shirley Jeanne Grame on Nov. 29th, 1953. She passed away on April 4, 1958. He married Joanna “Jo” Bewley on Dec. 22, 1962 in Holton, KS. Bill was self employed as a carpenter and farmer. He was the 3rd generation to farm the Hines farm north of Shannon. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 1175, and the American Legion Post # 6, of Atchison and a former member of the NFO (National Farmers Organization). Bill served 12 years as Treasurer of the Lancaster Township. He enjoyed woodworking and his garden.

Survivors include his wife Joanna Hines of the home, two daughters, Teri (Thayne) Ramsey, St. Joseph, MO, and Cheryl (Tom) Hawk, Effingham, KS, two sons Rex (Kathy) Hines, Atchison, and Kent (Stephanie) Hines, Eldon, MO, two granddaughters Sarah and Molly, seven step grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. His parents, first wife, Shirley, two sisters Carlene Hicks, and Ardenna Henning, one grandson Toby Schrader and one step great granddaughter preceded him in death.

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