Bill Bortz
Downs—Bill Bortz, 84, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at his home in Downs.  He was born June 10, 1931 in Claflin, Kansas, the son of Elmer and Ella (Hofmeister) Bortz.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son John (1993), sister, JaNeva Hart, brother, LeRoy (1953), and step-son Stacy Stumma (2012).
Bill is survived by: his wife, Nancy; son, Eric (Rachel) Bortz of Ellinwood, daughter, Dianne Costlow of Riverside, CA., sisters, Zoe (Dave) Goheen of Downs, Jane (Dale) McKemey of Overland Park, Janelda Bodnarchuck of Raleigh, NC., 5 grandchildren (another on the way), 6 great grandchildren; step-daughters, Theresa Koster and Stephanie Klasek, 9 step grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Memorial service will be Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Downs.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church , Breast Friends Foundation, and Phillipsburg Hospice in care of Domoney Funeral Home, PO Box 127, Downs, KS  67437.