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MAI, William
ELLIS, KANSAS: William Mai, 94, died July 7, 1999 at the Ellis Good Samaritan Center. He was born March 2, 1905 in Ellis County, KS to Friedrich and Karoline May. He was a farmer and stockman, and attended St. John's Lutheran Church. He is survived by a daughter, Delores Ann Kosman of Kansas City, MO; a son, Donald Mai of Wichita; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katharine Keller Mai; a son, Dwaine; two sisters, Caroline Shipman and Katherine Switzer; and three brothers, Anton, Joseph, and Edward. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John's Church Cemetery.

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MANESS, Wilma
BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS: Wilma M. Maness, 86, died December 12, 2009 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 23, 1922 in Lawrence to William and Marie Myers Hunter. She was the retired owner of Maness Real Estate. She was a member of several real estate organizations and pony clubs. She is survived by two sons, William of Boston, and Larry of Somerville, MA; five sisters, Muriel Maness, Lila Maloney, Barbara Brecheisen, Atha Jones, and Shirley Johnson; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lynn Maness. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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MARLEY, Delmar L.
BENTON, KANSAS: Delmar Leroy Marley, 83, died April 14, 2010. He was born June 2, 1926 in Burns, KS to Robert and Hazel James Marley. He retired from Beech Aircraft. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 2814th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, and served in the National Guard. He attended Greenwich United Methodist Church, and was a member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Randy) Hutchison of Benton, and Cathy Reed of El Dorado; a brother, Frank Marley of Newton; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Allison Marley; and his parents. Inurnment was at the Benton Cemetery under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.

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MARSH, Donna Sue
MOUND CITY, KANSAS: Donna Sue Marsh, 73, died October 6, 2010. She was born December 23, 1936 to Shelby and Ila Soul Marsh. She is survived by two daughters, Chris Wilson (Mike) of Tonganoxie, and Teddy Blevins of Lawrence; four sons, David King (Cindy) of Mound City, Bruce King (Cristy) of Topeka, George Brozanic (Debbie) of Kansas City, and Mark Brozanic (Joanna) of Olathe; her companion, Steven Burris; her mother, Ila Marler of Olathe; a sister, Cheryl; two brothers, Terry and Carl Marsh; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Buford Marsh; and 3 grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home.

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MARTISUS, George
WEIR, KANSAS: George J. Martisus, 90, died June 24, 2009. He was born October 14, 1918 in Alton, IL, and was raised in the Catholic Children's Home there. He was a longtime carpenter, and was a member of the Carpenters' Union. He is survived by his nephew and nieces; and his great-nephew and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bena Maria Fragnella Martisus; his sisters; and his parents. Inurnment was at St. Bridget's Cemetery in Scammon with arrangements by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

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MASQUAT, John
HORTON, KANSAS: John Masquat, 67, died January 19, 1985 at the Kickapoo Indian Reservation near Horton. He was born October 12, 1917. He was a nurseryman, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Native American Church. He is survived by a daughter, Altha Hale of Horton; a son, Johnny Lee Masquat of Chinley, AZ; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the reservation. Burial was at Kinnekuk Cemetery with arrangements by Maple-Chaney Funeral Home.

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McCABE, Alec
NEMAHA COUNTY, KANSAS: Alec McCabe, 39, died December 24, 1896. Interment was at America City Cemetery.

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McCAUSLAND, Orpha
COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS: Orpha M. McCausland, 89, died June 17, 2006. She was born February 18, 1917 to George and Rosa Decker Powers. She attended the First Christian Church of Coffeyville. She was a former Girl Scout and Brownie leader, member of the Good Sam Club, and past president of the Longfellow School PTA. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Allen (Tom) of Bartonville, TX; a son, Wayne McCausland of Springfield, MO; a brother, John Powers of Tulsa, OK; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester McCausland; a sister; four brothers; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Kay Allen. Services were held at the First Christian Church of Coffeyville. Interment was at the Thayer Cemetery under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

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McCOMAS, Ervin
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Ervin H. McComas, 89, died February 4, 2009. He was born March 17, 1919 to Francis Marion and Sarah Jenney Bellle Mabbitt McComas. He was a farmer and stockman, and also worked as an equipment operator for the Ford County Highway Department. He was a member of Senior Friends, and attended the First Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Birzer McComas; and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and six brothers. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery by Swaim Funeral Home.

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McDONALD, Betty
WICHITA, KANSAS: Betty Ruth McDonald, 65, died March 3, 1992. She was born October 27, 1926 to Earl and Ella Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, Luther McDonald; a daughter, Cheryl Goff; two sons, Victor Mariani and Phillip McDonald; a brother, Harold Mitchell; three sisters, Jessie Lee Luper, Christine Nickell, and Morine Murray; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens under the direction of Old Mission Mortuary.

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McDONALD, Emma
CLEARWATER, KANSAS: Emma V. McDonald, 76, died in January of 1970. She was born June 7, 1892. She is survived by a son, Luther; four daughters, Lorene O'Quinn, Reba Couey, Wilma Cornwell, and Mildred Phillips; a brother, William Powell; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther McDonald. Interment was at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas under the direction of Watson Mortuary.

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McKINNEY, Leonard
McLOUTH, KANSAS: Leonard J. McKinney, 81, died January 30, 2001 at a hospital in Lawrence. He was born December 6, 1919 near Mayetta to James N. and Gladys Pamnucknuck McKinney. He was a member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians. He was a retired truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and also served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Native American Church and the Wichita Intertribal Warrior Society. He was the former husband of Melvina Jessepe. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Veerkamp of McLouth, and Carol Yazzie of Topeka; a son, Gerald McKinney of Topeka; two brothers, James N. McKinney, Jr. of Holton, and Marvin L. McKinney of Americus; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Norris McKinney, Joe McKinney, and Larry McKinney. Native American Church services were held. Interment was at Danceground Cemetery by Mercer Funeral Home.

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MEADE, Robert
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS: Robert E. Meade, 73, died January 10, 1977 at the Hanson Nursing Home. He was born March 19, 1903 in Longford to Morrison and Cornelia Meade. He was the retired longtime operator of Meade Battery and Electric Co. He was a member of St. Xavier's Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Nanette (Fred) Longhofer of Wichita, and Cynthia (Ernest) Baszak of Junction City; a brother, Cornelius of Enterprise; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Callahan Meade. Services were held at St. Xavier's Catholic Church. Burial was at the Catholic cemetery in Abilene with arrangements by Hinitt-Alexander Funeral Home.

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MENEFEE, Elta
HOXIE, KANSAS: Elta Davis Menefee, 103, passed away March 6, 2008. She was born February 14, 1905. She is survived by a son, Robert, Sr. and wife LouElla of Ashville, AL; a sister, Jenny Jacobs of Portland, OR; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross. Burial was at Hoxie Cemetery with arrangements by Mickey Leopold Funeral Home.

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MILLSLAGLE, John H.
WICHITA, KANSAS: John H. Millslagle, 70, died August 4, 2007. He was born May 12, 1937. He was a retired salesman. He is survived by two sons, Rodney Millslagle of Wichita, and Randall Millslagle of Iowa Park, TX; a daughter, Rhonda Daily of Parkville, MO; and 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Cochran Mortuary.

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MISNER, Dorothy
SEDAN, KANSAS: Dorothy Misner, 84, died October 12, 1975 at the Sedan City Hospital. She was born September 11, 1891 in Princeton, IL to William and Mary Hall Riley. Survivors include her husband, Leslie B. Misner; a daughter, Sharlene (Owin) Cramer of Wichita; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan under the direction of Graves-Baird Funeral Home.

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MOAN, Leo
WICHITA, KANSAS: Leo Francis "Bud" Moan, 80, died January 6, 2005. He was born February 13, 1924. He was a retired U.S. Navy pilot, and worked for FAA Flight Service. He is survived by a sister, Genevieve Hein of Wichita; and his nieces and nephews, Ken Hein of Houston, TX, and Mary Hetherington, Janet Hay, and Mike Hein, all of Wichita. He was preceded in death by wife, Philomena A. Moan. Services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Downing and Lahey Mortuary.

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MONTGOMERY, Matilda
CHAPMAN, KANSAS: Matilda Elsie Louise Montgomery, 88, died August 6, 1979 at Geary Community Hospital. She was born June 16, 1891 to William and Mary Lantz. Survivors include a brother, Henry A. Lantz of Chapman; and a sister, Minnie (Sam) Marston of Abilene. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edward Schmidt and Howard Montgomery. Interment was at Good Hope Cemetery with arrangements by Londeen Funeral Chapel.

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MOON, Oran
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS: Oran E. Moon, died September 4, 1968 at his residence. He was born February 1, 1879 in Emporia. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a Mason and a member of the Friends Church. Survivors include his wife, Almeda Cooper Moon; three sisters, Rhoda Clark, Lula Grove, and Cora Henry; and two brothers, Allen and Calvin. Services were held at Johnson and Son Funeral Home in Hutchinson, and also at the Cottonwood Friends Church near Emporia. Interment with Masonic rites was at Cottonwood Cemetery with arrangements by Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

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MOORE, Leona
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Leona Moore died February 3, 1972 in San Diego, CA. She passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Perry. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho. Services were held at Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery by J.J. Miles Mortuary.

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MORALES, Ignacio
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Ignacio Morales, 83, died March 18, 2010. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico on January 20, 1927 to Florentino and Eduarda Morales Perez. He came to Dodge City in 1983 and formerly worked for National Beef. He was a member of Iglesia Apostalica. He is survived by three daughters, Petra Perez of Emporia, and Maria Luisa Castillo and Luz Elena Crisostomo, both of Dodge City; a son, Martin Perez of Dodge City; a sister, Francisca Alcala of Juarez, Mexico; 9 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria de Jesus "Lila" Raucho Tavison. Services were held at Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Swaim Funeral Home.

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MORAN, Joel
WICHITA, KANSAS: Joel Francis Moran, 68, died April 16, 2007. He was born June 22, 1938. He was a retired Raytheon Aircraft press operator. He is survived by his wife, Grace Moran; two daughters, Linda Dezarn and Connie Fleming, both of Wichita; two sons, Melvin of Wichita, and Joey of Punta Gorda, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Jeremy Moran. Arrangements were handled by Cochran Mortuary.

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MORRIS, Daniel S.
BELOIT, KANSAS: Daniel Slater "Dan" Morris, 93, died September 24, 2007 at Salina Regional Health Center. He was born March 21, 1914 in Beloit to Joseph E. and Myrtle E. White Morris. He was the retired operator of the family business, Morris Clothing and Shoes, and also worked at Great Plains Landscape. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and formerly attended Kansas University in Lawrence. He enjoyed antiques, music, reading, woodworking, and refinishing antique furniture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Ruth Higinbotham Morris; a daughter, Marcella "Marcy" Morris (Dennis) of Shawnee; a son, Jeffrey Morris of Bozeman, MT; a granddaughter; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Hanni; a brother, Joe Morris, Jr., and a stepbrother, Robert Morris. Interment of cremains was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

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MOULTON, Mildred
NEODESHA, KANSAS: Mildred L. Moulton, 85, died April 2, 2002 at St. Charles Hospital in Millbury, Ohio. She was born March 8, 1917 in Vinita, OK to Edward and Essie Stanislaus Coats. She was a former resident of Millbury, OH. She attended the Neodesha United Methodist Church, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries. Survivors include two brothers, Gail Coats and Leon Coats, both of Miami, OK; two sisters, Virginia Garner of Pueblo, CO, and Jean Rose of Miami, OK; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Moulton; a daughter, Beverly Woyame; and a great-grandson. Services were held at the Neodesha United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery with arrangements by Loran Fawcett Funeral Home.

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MULL, Phyllis
NEWTON, KANSAS: Phyllis K. Mull, 68, died July 8, 2010 at her home in Newton. She was born December 21, 1941 in Garden City, KS to Kenneth Carney and Clara May Davis Hawkins. She formerly operated Mom's Maid Service, and worked at El Toro Restaurant. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, the Eagles Lodge, and the American Legion. She is survived by her family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Mull; a son, Kenneth Charles "K.C." Mull; and her parents. Interment of cremains was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

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MUNOZ, Sara
PARSONS, KANSAS: Sara Ramirez Munoz, 94, died October 16, 2008 at Elmhaven West Nursing Home. She was born May 21, 1914 in Tarimoro, Guanajuato Mexico to Rafael and Victoria Tapia Ramirez. She moved with her family to Parsons at age 13. She was a cook for the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Patrick's, and had also been a domestic worker. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She is survived by four daughters, Rosa M. Smith of McCune, Dolores (Rose Carmel) Munoz of Wichita, Maria Teresa Munoz Mansfield of Hinsdale, IL, and Clara R. Hinte of Amherst, VA; four sons, Antonio Munoz of Parsons, Prudencio Munoz of Burlington, Manuel Munoz of El Dorado, and Rafael Munoz of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Petra Bernal of Mexico; a brother, Joaquin Ramirez of Parsons; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Prudencio V. Munoz; two sons, Higinio and Gerardo Munoz; four sisters; two brothers; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.

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MURPHY, Sister Mary Elaine
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Sr. Mary Elaine Murphy, 90, died July 25, 2003 at the Mother House in Leavenworth, KS. She was born Nora Murphy on June 8, 1913 in Leadville, CO to Dennis and Julia Sullivan Murphy. She entered the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth on July 8, 1940, and professed vows in 1942. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth. She was a school teacher, principal, and caregiver for children in Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. She was also a receptionist at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. She is survived by a sister, Margaret Murphy of Denver. She was preceded in death by an aunt, Sr. Laurentia Sullivan, SCL. Services were held at Ross Chapel. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery on the Mother House grounds in Leavenworth.

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MURRAY, Opal
SCAMMON, KANSAS: Opal Mae Murray, 87, died June 22, 2009. She was born March 9, 1922 in Seth, WV to Francis William and Mary Argo Sutphin. She was a nurse's aide and medication nurse at Medicalodge of Columbus and the Golden Age Lodge in Pittsburg, KS. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and gardening. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Carse (Robert) of Bartlesville, OK, and Linda Yanagihara (Daniel) of Honolulu, HI; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lee Murray; three sons, Billy, Buddy, and Allan; and two daughters, Donna and Ethel. Arrangements were entrusted to Murdock Funeral Home.

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NACHTIGALL, Elvina
SALINA, KANSAS: Elvina H. Bay Nachtigall, 88, died November 4, 2003. She was born in Lucas on July 26, 1915. She was the former owner of Wimpy's Restaurant. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Hill of Salina, and Marilyn Portman of Buckingham, VA; a son, Gale Whitmer of Chilicothe, MO; a sister, Helen Koksal of Russell; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. Services were held at University United Methodist Church. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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NEWMAN, Russell
BRONSON, KANSAS: Russell Newman, 75, died June 2, 1979 at Mercy Hospital. He was born March 14, 1904 near Mildred, KS to Lester and Rose Newman. He worked in the natural gas industry for 30 years, and was also a water plant operator for the City of Moran. Survivors include a son, Charles Newman of Bronson; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Mildred with arrangements by Kunkel Funeral Chapel.

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NURSE, Agnes
SALINA, KANSAS: Agnes E. Nurse, 82, died October 25, 2008. She was born April 3, 1926 in Seguin to Joseph and Elizabeth Meissen. She worked in home health care, and was a seamstress. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish, the YMCA, and the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She is survived by four daughters, Kay Plante of Salina, Jody Patten of Hays, and Belinda Shannon and Marcy Schlitter, both of Denver; three sons, Fred Nurse of Wichita, and George Plante and Chris Plante, both of Salina; a stepdaughter, Linda Pruden; a stepson, Dell Nurse; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edmond (Pete) Plante, and Fred E. Nurse; four sisters; four brothers; and her parents. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park by Ryan Mortuary.

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NUSBAUM, Mildred
SENECA, KANSAS: Mildred C. Nusbaum, 95, died September 28, 2000. She was born May 6, 1905 to Rudolph and Rosine Boehmer Siske. She helped run Nusbaum's Produce. She worked at a bakery, and was the head cook at an elementary school. She was a member of the the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Guild, and attended the United Methodist Church in Bern. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.I. "Dutch" Nusbaum. Services were held at the United Methodist Church at Bern. Burial was at Bern Cemetery by Lauer Funeral Home.

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NUTSCH, Betty
MORROWVILLE, KANSAS: Betty L. Nutsch, 83, died April 28, 2006. She was born October 26, 1922 to William J. and Lillian Schleier Hiltgen. She attended Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and served with the altar society. She is survived by her husband, Edward Nutsch; a son, Donn Roberts and wife Paulette of Mableton, GA; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Roberts; and four brothers, Walter Hiltgen, Leland Hiltgen, Glenn Hiltgen and Clifford Hiltgen. Services were held at St. Augustine's Catholic Church. Interment was held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Ward Funeral Home.

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O'BRIEN, Jean
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Jean Harper O'Brien died October 23, 1993. She was a longtime Shawnee register of deeds, and formerly worked for Columbian Title and Trust. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American Business Women's Association, and the Topeka Genealogical Society. She attended Church of the Assumption. She is survived by a son, Tim O'Brien; a brother, Bruce Harper; a sister, Martha Hood; 5 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery by Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.

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O'CONNOR, Viola
GARDNER, KANSAS: Viola O' Connor, 76, died January 9, 2002 at Olathe Medical Center. She was born September 14, 1925 in Oconto, NE to Howard H. and Alice E. Stockham Spry. She was a graduate of the Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha. She retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield in Topeka. She was a former longtime Topeka resident, and had also lived in Olathe. She attended St. Paul's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Ephpheta Society, the Kansas Association of the Deaf, and the Olathe Deaf Club. She was a former member of the Topeka Association of the Deaf, and served on the board of the Kansas School for the Deaf Endowment Association. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Langston of Topeka; two sons, Michael O'Connor of Olathe, and Richard O'Connor of Topeka; a brother, Don Spry, of Oconto, NE; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Alvin P. O'Connor. Services were held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe. Interment was at St. Columbkille Cemetery in Blaine, KS.

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ODWAZNY, Kum Ye
WICHITA, KANSAS: Kum Ye Odwazny died August 17, 2007 in Wichita. She was born May 10, 1933 in Korea. She is survived by her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Henry Odwazny. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Old Mission Mortuary.

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OEDING, Sister Hermina
GREAT BEND, KANSAS: Sister Hermina Oeding, 91, died November 27, 2008. She was born Mary Anna Oeding on December 7, 1916 to the late Herman and Mary Heckenkamp Oeding. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in 1931, and made her first vows in 1934. In 2004, she celebrated 70 years of religious profession. She was a school teacher and principal for nearly 60 years in Kansas and Nebraska. She also performed various duties at the motherhouse, including being a chauffeur for the sisters. She is survived by four siblings, Joseph of Kingman, Lawrence of Spivey, Anna Wright of Council Grove, and Martha Rohlman of Kingman; and the Dominican Sisters Community. Burial was at Sisters Resurrection Cemetery by Bryant Funeral Home.

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O'HARA, Josephine
PARSONS, KANSAS: Josephine E. O'Hara, 85, died September 30, 2007 at Elmhaven East Nursing Home in Parsons. She was born October 19, 1921 in Parsons to Bernard J. "Barney" and Marie Hellen O'Hara. She was a graduate of the Parsons Business College, and had worked as an administrative assistant at Labette Community College. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar Society, the Daughters of Isabella, the AARP and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed reading, flower gardening, playing bingo, and watching televised sports. She is survived by a sister, Frances O'Hara Graue (Dick) of Baxter Springs; her cousins; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.

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ORONA, Maria
LIBERAL, KANSAS: Maria Evangelina Diaz Orona, 54, died January 9, 2010. She was born October 26, 1955 in Mexico to Crecensio Diaz and Margurita Orona. She worked for National Beef. She is survived by her husband, Adan Villagran; two sons, Victor Diaz and wife Aracely Hernandez, and Aiaim Diaz, all of Liberal; eight daughters, Eva Diaz and husband Moises Morales of Hobbs, NM, Angelica Salasar and husband Humberto, and Yolanda Ruby Martinez and husband Gerardo, all of El Paso, TX, and Alicia Castillo, Perla Diaz and husband Filiberto Figeroa, Alva Diaz and husband Filiberto Alarcon, Lluvia L. Diaz and husband Arthur Groves, and Nataly Diaz and companion Miguel Angel Gonzales, all of Liberal; two brothers; and 33 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial was at Liberal Cemetery by Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.

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OTTO, Reva
SALINA, KANSAS: Reva Clark Otto, 92, died January 25, 2004. She was born May 13, 1911 in Wakefield. She is survived by a son, Randy (Gail) of Salina; a sister, Lucille Sparrowhawk (Alan) of Colorado; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Otto; and a brother, Raymond Clark. Interment was at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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OYLER, Lloyd
LIBERAL, KANSAS: Lloyd D. Oyler, 81, died December 24, 2007. He was born August 26, 1926 to Edward B. and Merna I. Piehler. He was a farmer, and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal. He is survived by his wife, Fern Grabeel Oyler; two sons, Clinton Oyler (Laura), and Eddie Oyler (Phyllis), all of Liberal; a sister, Veld Blinn of Liberal; a brother, Ronald Oyler of Indio, CA; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Oyler. Services were held at Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial was at Liberal Cemetery with arrangements by Miller Mortuary.

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PALMGREN, Mary
ANDOVER, KANSAS: Mary F. Palmgren, 81, died July 28, 2009. She was born June 11, 1928 in Douglas, KS to Cyril E, Stewart, Sr. and Leota Kenney Stewart. She was a retired cleek at the Andover IGA, and was a member of the Church of Chirst. Survivors include her children, James F. Meeker of Andover, Terry M. Tucker of Udall, Ron Tucker of Greensburg, Connie Brockman of Claremore, OK, and Melinda Hill of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; a brother, Emerson Stewart of Augusta; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Meeker and Robert Palmgren; two brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at the Andover Church of Christ. Inurnment was at Bruno Township Cemetery with arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home.

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PARISON, James
NETAWAKA, KANSAS: James N. Parison, 64, died June 11, 2009. He was born July 19, 1944 in Wilmington, NC to John Nick and Frances Thomas Parison. He formerly worked at the VA Hospital in Topeka, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Howland Parison; his children, Thomas Parison of Netawaka, James N.W. and Amber Parison of Topeka, Francis and Mike Goodwin of Topeka, and Rita and Ken Waterman of Holton; two sisters; a stepsister; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Netawaka Cemetery under the direction of Mercer Funeral Home.

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PASSMAN, Allen W.
IOLA, KANSAS: Allen Wayne Passman, 49, died January 12, 2009 at the Iola Nursing Center. He was born September 16, 1959 in Houston, TX to Travis A. and Helen Senti Passman. He grew up in California, and was a former New Orleans resident. He relocated to Kansas in 2004. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah; and a sister, Sherrie Locicero of Westphalia. A memorial service was held at Guest Home Estates in Iola. Cremation arrangements were handled by Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel.

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PATTERSON, Cleda
LA CYGNE, KANSAS: Cleda Mae Patterson, 92, died June 29, 2005. She was born February 26, 1913 to Charley and Laura Gooden Miller. She attended the First Christian Church of Pleasanton. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Grange, the LaCygne Historical Society, EHU, and the Mail Carriers' Auxiliary. She served on the election board and the Ninety Six Cemetery board. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Judy Patterson of Pleasanton, and Joe and Norma Patterson of Springdale, AR; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Patterson. Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment was at Ninety Six Cemetery with arrangements by Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home.

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PAYNE, Moses
WELLSVILLE, KANSAS: Moses F. Payne died January 18, 1975. He was born February 5, 1923 in Wausau, FL. He retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Violet Payne; six daughters, Nancy Payne of Kansas City, Trudy Payne of Wellsville, Peggy Payne of Fort Jackson, SC, Esther Lambert and Frances Grun of Arma, and Hazel Sylvester of St. Simons Island, GA; three sisters, Jeanette Parish and Lucille Crutchens of Dothan, AL, and Mary Griffin of Fort Worth, TX; a brother, B.S. Payne of Fort Worth, TX; and 6 grandchildren. Burial was at the Wellsville Cemetery by Wilson and Son Funeral Home.

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PECINOVSKY, Agnes
MARION, KANSAS: Agnes Pecinovsky, 83, died March 17, 2002 at Marion Manor. She was born October 12, 1918 in Tampa, KS to Anton and Frantiska Vajnar. She was a longtime resident of Tampa, KS. She had farmed, and also worked in the housekeeping department at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. She attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and served on the Altar Society for 40 years. She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Blankenship of Topeka; two sons, Frank of Marion, and Jim of Pratt; two brothers, Robert Vajnar of Tampa, and Jerry Vajnar of Newton; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Pecinovsky; her parents; and her sisters, Frances, Kristina, Anna, and Esie. Services were held at St. Mark's Church. Inurnment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Tampa, KS.

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PEDERSEN, Chester
EMPORIA, KANSAS: Chester Martin Pedersen, 82, died November 26, 2001 at his residence. He was born September 3, 1919 in Lyon County to Martin and Anna Christina Wessel Pedersen. He was a grocer in Emporia for 40 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Eagles. Survivors include his wife, Violet Marie Kohlman Pedersen; a son, Martin Pedersen of Wichita; two stepsons, Ronnie McClure of Buhler, and Cecil McClure of Winston-Salem, NC; two sisters, Arlene Jacob of Emporia, and Helen Pace of Boise, ID; 2 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild. Interment with Masonic rites was at Memorial Lawn Cemetery by Charter Funerals.

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PEDERSEN, Martin
EMPORIA, KANSAS: Martin C. Pedersen died March 3, 1962 at Newman Memorial County Hospital. He was born June 4, 1891 in Franklin County, IA to Niels and Ellen Hansen Pedersen. He was a former grocer in Plymouth, and moved to Emporia following retirement. He attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include his wife, Anna Wessel Pedersen; two daughters, Mrs. George Pace, and Mrs. Russell Jacob; a son, Chester; a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Hall; a half-brother, Chris Pedersen; 4 granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at the McVey Chapel. Interment was at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

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PENNER, Adina
MOUNDRIDGE, KANSAS: Adina Penner, 93, died January 4, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson. She was born December 17, 1907 in Burrton, KS to John C. and Caroline Koehn Boese. She worked as a nurse's aide at Bethel Clinic, and was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Halstead. She is survived by three sons, Paul M. Penner of Assaria, Keith A. Penner of Burrton, and Maurice D. Penner of Acampo, CA; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus M. Penner; an infant daughter; five sisters, Elizabeth Boese, Nettie Boese, Marie Penner, Helen Koehn, and Susie Koehn; and two brothers, Tobias Boese and Henry Boese. Services were held at the First Mennonite Church of Halstead. Interment was at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton.

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PENNING, Sister Alicia
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Sr. Alicia Penning, 81, died July 2, 1981 at the Mount St. Scholastica Convent. She was born Catherine Penning on December 3, 1899 near Atchison, KS. She joined the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison in 1923, making her vows in 1925. For 40 years, she served in the convents of Benedictine schools in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, and was a housekeeper for the Atchison convent for over a decade. Survivors include a brother, Bernard Penning of Olpe; a sister, Agnes Funk of Nortonville; and her religious community. Services were held at the Mount St. Scholastica Chapel. Interment was at Mount Saint Scholastica Cemetery by Harouff-Arensberg Funeral Home.

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PEREZ, Josephine
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Josephine D. Perez, 92, died September 22, 2003 in Topeka. She was born August 14, 1911 in Texico, NM to Joaquin Delgado and Trinidad Caudillo Delgado. She was a member of the Topeka Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include two daughters, Alicia Pimentel and Loretta Ramos (Salvador), all Topeka; a son, David D. Perez (Maria Delores) of Topeka; two sisters, Florence Ortega of Wichita, and Martha Melendez of Moore, OK; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose A. Perez; a grandson, Andrew Joseph Perez; and a great-grandson. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 43rd Street. Inurnment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.

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PERKINS, Betty
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Betty Perkins, 85, died January 15, 2010 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She was born August 10, 1924 in Lawrence to Curtis Elton and Louise Allen Wilson. She was a Sunday School superintendent at Wellsville Methodist Church, and was a member of the Home Demonstration Unit. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Survivors include her husband, Bob Perkins; two sons, Jim Perkins (Brenda) of Kansas City, MO, and Perry Perkins (Joyce) of Lawrence; a brother, Lloyd Wilson of Topeka; 3 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Shoffner and Gladys Arlene; and four brothers, Richard Wilson, John Wilson, Curtis O. Wilson, and Duane A. Wilson. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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PEXA, Dorothy
SALINA, KANSAS: Dorothy M. Pexa, 83, died December 17, 2003. She was born in Salina on August 24, 1920. She is survived by three sons, Donald Schaeffer, Phillip Schaeffer, and Roy Hayden, all of Salina; three daughters, Cheryl Palmer of Salina, Tulsa Lea Green of Olathe, and Gretta Bell of Abilene; a brother, Don Johnson of Salina; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom. Interment was at Gypsum Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

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PFANNENSTIEL, Irene
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Irene Pfannenstiel, 73, died May 11, 2002 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, in Wichita. She was born December 25, 1928 in Ness City to Joseph and Rosa Graf. She worked as a bookkeeper for Kustom Auto Radio and other Dodge City area businesses. She was a former resident of Ness City, and had lived in Dodge City since 1946. She was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Daughters of Isabella. She is survived by a brother, Edwin Graf of Great Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Pfannenstiel; two sisters, Catherine Brown and Roberta Graf; and eight brothers, Gregory Graf, Aloysius Graf, Isidor Graf, Constantine Graf, Peter Graf, Alban Graf, Rudolph Graf, and Alexander Graf. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City under the direction of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel.

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PINGRY, Curtis
OXFORD, KANSAS: Curtis Leroy Pingry, 56, died October 25, 2009 in Wellington, KS. He was born December 3, 1952 in Arkansas City, KS to Claude and Dora Wyatt Pingry. He was a sheet metal worker, painter, and mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by a sister, Claudet Scott (Eddy) of Arkansas City; and a brother, Ralph Pingry (Barbara) of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Fred Pingry. Interment was at the Silverdale Cemetery.

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PIPPERT, Lola
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Lola Pippert, 85, died July 8, 1971 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born July 16, 1885 in Tonganoxie. She had been living in Lawrence since 1965. She was survived by a daughter, Dorothy Pippert of Lawrence. Interment was at Worden Cemetery under the direction of Rumsey Funeral Home.

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PITTS, James
MOUND CITY, KANSAS: James Howard Pitts, 22, died January 22, 1978 at the Kansas University Medical Center. He was a farmer and stockman, and a member of the Mound City Jaycees. Survivors include his mother, Wanda; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Kerr, Mrs. Richard Brown, and Mrs. Randy Hall. Services were held at the Mound City Baptist Church. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Fairchild Funeral Home.

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PLANK, Mary
BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS: Mary Elizabeth Plank, 86, died October 17, 2007 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, KS. She was born April 13, 1921 in Archie, MO to the late Chester A. and Maude Hodges Mawson. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, MO. She was a retired teacher with 37 years of service, and taught in Garden City, MO and Baldwin City. She was inducted into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City, the United Methodist Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Kansas National Education Association, the Baldwin Education Association, the Kansas Library Board, the Hestia Study Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at the Baldwin City Library and enjoyed writing poetry, birdwatching, flower gardening and knitting. Survivors include her husband of over 62 years, Fred B. Plank; a daughter, Susan Case (Bob) of Lawrence; a son, Tom Plank of Baldwin City; six sisters, Esther Hess of Harrisonville, MO, Darlene Helman (Lance) of Independence, MO; Marlene Mawson of Bloomington, IL, Sherma Erholm of Arvada, CO, Edna Buthe of Mountain View, CA, and Phyllis Brafman (Frank) of Hilton Head, SC; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.

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PLATT, Essie
WICHITA, KANSAS: Essie Platt, 98, died November 30, 2009. She was born January 21, 1911 to Lyman and Mamie Platt. She held B.A. degree from Friends University, and an M.A. from the University of Colorado. She taught at Friends University for 44 years, where she was a professor of English and Business. She is survived by two brothers, Elmer Platt of LaHabra, CA, and Ellis Platt of Denver, CO; two sisters, Myrtle Olmstead of Oshkosh, WI, and Ivy Reynolds of Denver, CO; and her nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Goldie Ellis. Services were held at University Friends Church. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Deer Trail, CO with arrangements by Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

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PLUMLY, Golda
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Golda Mae Plumly, 85, died July 31, 2009 at Midland Hospice Care. She was born March 26, 1924 in Rossville, KS to Roy W. and Emma Trostle Searcy. She worked as a secretary at Boone Elementary School in Kansas City, MO. She had lived in Kansas City for over 30 years before returning to Topeka. She attended Countryside United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Denis W. Plumly (Marsha) of Overland Park, and Michael R. Plumly (Josephine Sarnelli) of Springfield, MA; two sisters, Pearl Wood and Mary Miller; three brothers, Ray Searcy, Edward Searcy, and Carl Searcy; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dean Plumly. Interment was at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery under the direction of Davidson Funeral Home.

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PLUMMER, Roberta
CHETOPA, KANSAS: Roberta L. Plummer, 75, died March 30, 2008 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO. She was born February 9, 1933 in Craig County, OK to Louis and Elizabeth Melitor Baunhofer. She worked at Lee Manufacturing for 20 years, and attended the First Baptist Church of Chetopa. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Mark Johnson of Oswego; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Eve Plummer of Girard; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry L. Plummer; her parents; and a granddaughter, Emma Jo Johnson. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Chetopa. Burial was at Lake Creek Cemetery under the direction of Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.

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POLIFKA, Charles
HAYS, KANSAS: Charles A. Polifka, 90, died May 22, 2000 at Hays Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1910 to Charles and Elizabeth Walters Polifka. He was a radio and TV repairman, and had worked at O'Loughlin Motors, Wiesner's Appliance, Music Manor and St. Anthony's Hospital. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Regina Schmidt Polifka; two daughters, Judith Rohr and Elizabeth Schmeidler, both of Hays; a son, Rev. Charles Polifka of Lawrence; a brother, Donald of Brigantine, NJ; 4 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery with arrangements by Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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POMATTO, Leo J.
WEIR, KANSAS: Leo J. Pomatto, 91, died June 7, 2009. He was born August 11, 1917 to Pete and Anna Martin Pomatto. He was a farmer, and with his brother, Wilbur, owned the Weir Locker Plant. He attended St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Cletus Schremmer of Pittsburg; two sons, Frank Pomatto of Weir, and Pete Pomatto of Columbus; 3 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Turk Pomatto; two sisters, Ann O'Malley and Rose Barney; and three brothers, John, Wilbur and Fred Pomatto. Services were held at St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Bridget's Cemetery by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

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POWELL, Lois
NEWTON, KANSAS: Lois Irene Powell, 88, died December 17, 2009 at the Newton Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1921 in Newton to Delmar and Ethel Morris Brown. She was a lifelong resident of Newton. She attended the Second Baptist Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Victor Eugene Powell; two daughters, Patricia Wiley-Boyd of Kansas City, MO, and Victoria Padgett (James) of Memphis, TN; a sister, Wanda Jackson of Atlanta, GA; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Emogene Moore. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

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PRATER, Jessie
WICHITA, KANSAS: Jessie Clyde Prater, 79, died November 5, 2005. He was born September 7, 1926 in Strickler, AR. He was a retired truck driver with Allied Truck Lines and Laughlin Furniture Co. He is survived by a daughter, Melvina Davis of Wichita; a son, Thomas Lee Prater of Wichita; a sister, Dorothy Bogisch of Ponca City, OK; a brother, Harley Prater of West Fork, AR; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Cochran Mortuary and Crematory.

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PRCHAL, Inez
EMPORIA, KANSAS: Inez Hotzel Prchal, 70, died April 29, 1979. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Buckridge; a son, Daniel Prchal; four sisters, Mrs. Sylvester Brown, Mrs. Robert Edmiston, Mrs. Russell Thomas, and Mrs. Walter Turner; seven brothers, Paul, Carl, John, Elmer, James, Albert and Fred Hotzel; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Blair Mortuary.

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PRYOR, Margery
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS: Margery B. Rinehart Pryor, 83, died August 11, 2006 at Arbors Woods in Overland Park. She was born July 13, 1923 in Vernon County, MO to Loren and Faye Cline Rinehart. She was a retired clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of the Women's Club of Odessa, MO and the Battlefield Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Lexington, MO. She was a former resident of Higginsville, MO. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Jon Voss of Prairie Village; a son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Alison Pryor of New York, NY; a sister, Maxine Robertson of Richards, MO; 4 grandsons; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon F. Pryor. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery under the direction of D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel.

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PUTMAN, Mary
ESBON, KANSAS: Mary E. Putman, 79, died April 23, 2000 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1921 near Esbon to Ralph W. and Edna Clay Frost. She had attended a secretarial school. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Esbon, and had lived in California prior to moving back to Esbon. Survivors include her husband, Ed Putman; a daughter, Sandra Davis of Formoso; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Esbon. Interment was at the Esbon Cemetery.

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PYLE, William S.
McLOUTH, KANSAS: William Sheridan Pyle, 92, died April 11, 1961 at a Winchester nursing home. He was born March 29, 1869 in Oskaloosa. He ran a garage and grocery store, and was also a janitor at the McLouth Grade School for 18 years. He was a Mason and a member of the McLouth Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hook of College Park, MD; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the McLouth Baptist Church. Interment with Masonic rites was at the McLouth Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Reuben
HORTON, KANSAS: Reuben Thomas Ramirez, 38, died March 8, 2008 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1969 in Kansas City, KS to Tom and Linda Spoone Ramirez. Reuben attended Haskell College. He formerly worked at the P.J. Murphy Company in Hiawatha. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe and the Kennekuk Church. Survivors include his father, Tom Ramirez of Horton; three sisters, Angie Thomas of Horton, Beatrice Ramirez of Mayetta, and Rita Ramirez of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Tim Ramirez of Mayetta; and his nieces and nephews. Kennekuk Church services were held at the Kickapoo Community Building. Interment was at the Kennekuk Indian Cemetery under the direction of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary.

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RANDOLPH, Willis
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Willis Randolph died August 11, 1893. He was approximately 90 years of age. He owned a homestead in Grant County. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Burial was at the City Cemetery.

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RANKIN, Cleo
WICHITA, KANSAS: Cleo A. Rankin, 86, died December 25, 2002 in Wichita. She was born September 27, 1916 in Fayetteville, AR to Bert William and Olivia Patterson Sivage. She was a retired child care provider. She is survived by four sons, Roy Rankin of Wichita, Larry Rankin of Edmond, OK, Bill Rankin of Austin, and Dwayne Rankin of St. Cloud, MN; a brother, Robert E. Sivage of Fayetteville, AR; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen F. Rankin. Interment was at Lakeview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel.

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RAY, Jack
SABETHA, KANSAS: Jack Ray, 85, died June 27, 2003 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. He was born June 11, 1918 to Jesse and Ella Smith Ray. He had been employed with the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Nebraska City, and was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking and making jewelry. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Bray Ray; two daughters, Donna Whitten of Sabetha, and Julie Emery (James) of Twin Falls, ID; a sister, Shirley Strain of Kent, WA; a brother, Jess Ray of San Jose, CA; 4 granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lance Ray. Services were held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

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REDBURN, Dale
SCOTT CITY, KANSAS: Dale Eugene Redburn, 72, died April 18, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 14, 1936 in Rover, MO to Lemuel and Goldie Dee Von Ollman Redburn. He worked for several grain elevators in the Scott County area, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Scott City. He had been a Scott City resident since 1946. He is survived by his wife, Judy D. McEachern Redburn; three daughters, Wendy Derstine of Scott City, Carol Lauber of Dodge City, and Rhonda Redburn of Wichita; two sons, Michael Redburn of Scott City, and Alan Redburn of Dodge City; two stepdaughters, Amy Williams of Scott City, and April Williams of Westphalia, MO; a brother, Everett Redburn of Dighton; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Redburn; two sons, Dexter and David Redburn; his parents; three grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Scott City.

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REEVES, Doris
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Doris I. Reeves, 84, died November 6, 2007 at Presbyterian Manor. She was born April 24, 1923 in Arkansas City to Elmo and Faye Dodson Reeves. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Wichita Public Schools. She was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, and was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Survivors include a brother, Victor Reeves of Anderson, SC; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Inurnment was at Riverview Cemetery with arrangements by Hawks Funeral Home.

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RENNAKER, Joseph
PRATT, KANSAS: Joseph Franklin "Joe" Rennaker, Jr., 86, died December 30, 2007 at Lakewood Senior Living Center in Pratt. He was born November 27, 1921 in El Dorado, KS to Joseph and Mary Jellison Rennaker, Sr. He retired from USD 382, and had also worked for 10 years at Pratt Van Lines, and 10 years in the oil field. During World War II, he served with the Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Wauneta Dunham Rennaker; a daughter, Karen Rhone of Iuka; three sons, Bob Rennaker of Pratt, Joseph Rennaker III of Turon, and Jim Rennaker of Rush Springs, OK; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Rennaker; his parents; a sister, Francis Hill; and three brothers, Ernie, Harold, and Vern Rennaker. Interment with military honors was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt under the direction of Larrison Mortuary.

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RITCHIE, Joseph
OLATHE, KANSAS: Joseph A. Ritchie, 90, died August 8, 1999 at the Great Plains Nursing Center in Olathe. He was born July 10, 1909 in Versailles, MO to Alexander and Grace Wright Ritchie. He was a graduate of Kansas State University. He worked in the retail lumber industry and was a member of the United Methodist Church of McLouth. He is survived by his nieces and nephews. Interment was at the McLouth Cemetery under the direction of Quisenberry Funeral Home.

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ROBINSON, Irving
WICHITA, KANSAS: Irving E. Robinson, 77, died August 25, 2010. He was born November 7, 1932. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Robinson; a daughter, Linda K. Robinson; three sons, Wendell L. Robinson, Alex O. Robinson, and Jerome E. Robinson; two brothers, James (Tommie) Robinson, and Richard (Barbara) Robinson; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miller and Jessie Robinson; and a brother, Hervin Robinson. Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Jackson Mortuary.

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ROEDIGER, Doris
HOYT, KANSAS: Doris L. Roediger, 96, died March 4, 2004 at Stormont-Vail Health Center. She and her husband were the longtime owners of Roediger Oil Co. in Mayetta. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by two daughters, Jacque L. Hegemann of Hoyt, and Anna Lea Roediger of Mayetta; a sister, Elizabeth Keener of Loveland, CO; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 7 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy. Services were held at the Hoyt United Methodist Church. Inurnment was at the Mayetta Cemetery.

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ROGGE, Carmen
CLIFTON, KANSAS: Carmen Rogge, 91, died June 16, 2006 at Community Care, Inc. in Clifton. She was born November 12, 1914 in Wheaton to Joseph and Veda Jane Lolley Whitley. She was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church. She and her husband had formerly lived in Wyoming, Colorado, California, and Montana before coming to Clifton in 1980. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Chacon of Fresno, CA; a son, William Rogge of Sacramento, CA; three sisters, Cleta Webb of Jefferson City, MO, Norma Fletcher of Casper, WY, and Peggy VanWinkle of Merced, CA; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Rogge; two sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at Faith United Presbyterian Church. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery in Clifton under the direction of Turner Funeral Home.

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ROTHENBERG, Sidney
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Sidney Leo Rothenberg, 78, died April 29, 1977 in Kansas City. He retired from Rival Manufacturing Co. with 28 years of service. He was a Mason. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martin Schwartz of Kansas City, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Ben Liebling of St. Joseph, MO; a brother, J. Clement Rothenberg of Kansas City, MO; 3 nephews; and 2 nieces. Interment was at Sheffield Cemetery.

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ROY, Elizabeth
SATANTA, KANSAS: Elizabeth Jane Roy, 88, died October 11, 1996. She was born May 10, 1908 to Milford and Laura Norris Cain. She attended Pleasant Prairie Church of God. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and sports. She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Wallace, and Nitaleen Sprunger; four sisters, Lucy Ragle, Eula Halaby, Flonnie Minten, and Lola Bernard; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Pleasant Prairie Church of God. Burial was at Dudley Township Cemetery by Haskell County Funeral Home.

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RUNNELS, Beulah
OTTAWA, KANSAS: Beulah Esta Runnels, 86, died May 22, 1974 at Ransom Memorial Hospital. She was born December 27, 1887 in Kingfisher, OK. She attended the North Lawrence Christian Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Meyer of Enid, OK; a son, Billy of Ottawa; a brother, T.D. Sweetman of Great Bend; a half-brother, G.A. Roberts of Lawrence; a half-sister, Mrs. Nina Streit of McLouth; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at the Town and Country Church of Christ. Interment was at the Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher, OK under the direction of Damron-Towner Funeral Home.

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RUNNELS, Dwight
BASEHOR, KANSAS: Dwight "Rocky" Runnels, 85, died December 10, 2007. He was born June 17, 1922 to Rev. James and Esther Runnels. He worked as a barber for 60 years, and owned Runnels Barber Shop in Basehor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in the 104th Infantry Division. He was a longtime member of the Basehor United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School. He enjoyed fishing. He is survived by two sons, Kent Runnels of Leavenworth, and Paul Runnels of Basehor; a daughter, Nancy, of Olathe; a sister, Virginia Hubbel of Basehor; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Helen Roberts Runnels. Services were held at Basehor United Methodist Church. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery by Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.

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SALLEE, Grace
ELWOOD, KANSAS: Grace Elizabeth Sallee, 96, died May 6, 1983 at a nursing home in Highland, KS. She was a native of Nemaha County and a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert Sallee of California; a sister, Edna Sandy of Troy; a grandson; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Sallee. Interment was at Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy under the direction of Harman Funeral Home.

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SALTKILL, Harold
WELLINGTON, KANSAS: Harold Leroy Saltkill, 60, died May 31, 2008 at his residence. He was born October 30, 1947 in Springfield, MO to Bill Junior Saltkill and Ruby Davis Saltkill. He owned Harold's Barber Shop and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Saltkill; three daughters, Shannon Hill of Amarillo, TX, and Traci Stallings (Jason) and Kristie Newman (Bill), all of Wellington; a son, Harold Dean Saltkill (Kat) of Wellington; two stepsons, Travis Graham of Colorado, and Ronny Graham of Oklahoma; his mother, Ruby Cantrell of Woodward, OK; a sister, Donna Everhart (Gorden) of Mooreland, OK; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Saltkill; his dad, Red Cantrell; a stepson, Wally Jackson; and a brother, Jim Saltkill. Services were held at the First Assembly of God. Interment was at Hill Cemetery in South Haven by Frank Funeral Home.

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SANCHEZ, Sheila
ELKHART, KANSAS: Sheila Angela Sanchez, 57, died November 17, 2010. She was born May 25, 1953 to Thomas V. and Joan V. Workman Smith. She is survived by three daughters, Candice Martin of Hutchinson, Theresa Azim of Hutchinson, and Rebbecca Sanchez of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; two sisters, Sara Wolfe of Towanda, and Sharon Pletcher of Columbia City, IN; two brothers, Stanley Smith of Wichita, and Sam Smith of Keyes, OK; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sanchez; her parents; and a brother, Steve Smith. Arrangements were entrusted to Garnand Funeral Home.

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SANDBERG, Charlie
CRESTLINE, KANSAS: Charlie N. Sandberg, 80, died July 29, 2002. He was born November 7, 1921 to Alfred and Cora Elizabeth Anderson Sandberg. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Fleming Sandberg; a daughter, Charlene Lee of Crestline; a brother, William Sandberg of Columbus; Kansas, three sisters, Doris Saala, Dorothy Sandberg, and Juanita VonWedell of Columbus; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charlie Glenn Sandberg; and a grandson, Brandon Lee. Burial was at Lone Elm Cemetery by Simpson Funeral Home.

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SANDERSON, Roy L., Sr.
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Roy L. Sanderson, Sr., 63, died August 10, 2008. He worked in bridge construction, retiring from Local #663 with 33 years of service. He was also a member of Local #1290, and attended Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former resident of Holly Springs, MS. Survivors include his wife, TaJuana Sanderson; three sons, Roy, Jr., Derrick Sanderson, and Darryl Sanderson; a stepson, Edward Kersey; his mother, Colia Sanderson; six sisters, Shirley Sanderson, Beulah Hamilton, Mary Pool, Annie Harris, Ruthie Johnson, and Lorene Richmond; two brothers, Charles Sanderson, Jr. and Robert Sanderson; a grandson; and a step-granddaughter. Services were held at Greater Pentecostal Temple. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Thatcher's Mortuary.

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SCHAIBLE, Vesta
FAIRVIEW, KANSAS: Vesta M. Schaible, 94, died July 2, 1981 at a Hiawatha, KS hospital. She was born in Fairview. Survivors include a son, Dale Schaible; and 2 grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Schaible. Services were held at Delaware Baptist Church in Fairview. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha under the direction of Casselman-Meek Funeral Home.

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SCHIBBELHUT, Jessie
ULYSSES, KANSAS: Jessie Schibbelhut, 89, died July 26, 2008 at Western Prairie Care Home in Ulysses. She was born January 27, 1919 in Arcadia, OK to Ben and Lula Rogers Bare. She was a retired director of the Headstart food program. Following retirement, she earned a cosmetology license at Dodge City Community College, and was a volunteer at Western Prairie Care Home. She had also been employed by the Firestone store, Kep's, Gray and Rosel, and Phillips Mortuary. She attended the First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Tom Heidler of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Betty Skinner of Ponca City, OK; a brother, Dee Bare of Norman, OK; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Schibbelhut; her parents; and two sisters, Merle Thompson and Faye Kenard. Arrangements were handled by Garnand Funeral Home.

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SCHLEIF, Ruby
MANHATTAN, KANSAS: Ruby G. Schleif, 84, died October 29, 2008. She was born September 4, 1924 to Frederick and Ellen Wooten Schleif. She was a former legal secretary. She is survived by three sisters, Crystal Lutes of Bakersfield, CA, and Wanetta Smith and Jewell Pedersen, both of Manhattan. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home.

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SCHOEN, Betty Jean
NEWTON, KANSAS: Betty Jean Schoen, 68, died May 24, 2009. She was born February 27, 1941 to Henry and Elita Mae Threlfall Frost. She is survived by her aunts and an uncle; Mrs. Albert Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frost, all of Wellington; and her cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Glen Schoen. Interment was at Austin Cemetery under the direction of Day Funeral Home.

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SCHWARTZ, Wilbert
JETMORE, KANSAS: Wilbert J. Schwartz, 77, died January 5, 2006. He was born February 6, 1928 to Alex Schwartz, Jr. and Marie Adelia Block Schwartz. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Kansas Department of Transportation. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Elaine Musson Schwartz; five daughters, Melody Vieux of Jetmore, Debra Irsik of Emporia, Linda Nelsen of Concordia, Glendora Paston of Chesterfield, MO, and Brenda Jamison of Avilla, MO; two sons, Duane Schwartz of Wellington, and Ricky Schwartz of Fairbury, NE; a sister, Nadine Goodman of Ness City; two brothers, Nelson Schwartz of Alamota, and Eugene Schwartz of Littleton, CO; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a wife, Mildred E. Fosdick Schwartz; and his parents. Interment was at the Dighton Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Funeral Home.

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SEAL, Helen
OPOLIS, KANSAS: Helen Irene Seal, 95, died July 17, 2008 at Medicalodge South in Pittsburg. She was born March 10, 1913 in Cold Springs, MO to Nathan Sherman and Luminda Amon Downs Ellis. She was a member of the Opolis United Methodist Church. She was a longtime Opolis resident, and had lived in Chicago, IL for five years. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Miller of Asbury, MO; a son, Norman Seal of Opolis; a stepdaughter, Merleyne New of Mound City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Mac E. Seal and George T. Seal; two sons, Larry Seal and Lloyd Seal; five sisters, Gladys Ellis, Pearl Hobson, Nellie Mason, Alta Cannon, and Elva Hobson; and four brothers, Charlie, John, Lester, and Alpha Ellis. Interment was at the Crocker Cemetery under the direction of Brenner Mortuary.

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SELMAN, Ruby
HIAWATHA, KANSAS: Ruby I. Soden Selman, 87, died June 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Robinson on April 20, 1924 to Charles and Bonnie Reed Soden. She was a retired packaging department supervisor at Flair Fold Shutter Plant with 30 years of service, and had also worked at Mid Central Egg Plant. She attended the First Christian Church of Hiawatha, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Ladies' Wednesday Night Bowling League, and the Friday Night Mixed League. She enjoyed camping, fishing, flower gardening and crocheting. She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Jim) Hicks of Hiawatha; four brothers, Gerald Soden of Baldwin, Frankie Soden of Pasco, WA, and Duane "Sam" Soden and Robert Soden, both of Hiawatha; two sisters, Charlotte Hageman and Eldamae Widman, both of Hiawatha; 2 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. Selman, Jr.; her parents; two sisters, June Beck and Opal Byers; and a brother, Marion Soden. Inurnment was at the Hiawatha Cemetery under the direction of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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SEYLER, Annabel
WELLSVILLE, KANSAS: Annabel Seyler died August 3, 2004. She was born February 18, 1913. She was a graduate of Ottawa Business College. She retired from Parmelee Products, and formerly worked with her husband at Seyler Machinery Company. She was also formerly employed with King Radio. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Ottawa, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl K. Seyler. Interment was at Wellsville Cemetery under the direction of Dengel and Son Mortuary.

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SHELLHAMMER, Shirley
WICHITA, KANSAS: Shirley A. Shellhammer, 73, died July 23, 2005. She was born August 9, 1931 to Fritz and Crissie Shellhammer. She was active with the Women's Republican Committee for the State of Kansas, and attended Hillside Christian Church. She is survived by a sister, Patricia May of Wichita; six nieces and nephews; twelve great-nieces and great-nephews; and eight great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Services were held at Hillside Christian Church. Arrangements were handled by Cochran Mortuary and Crematory.

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SHOPTEESE, Nellie
HORTON, KANSAS: Nellie Suzette "Op-tose" Shopteese, 69, died August 16, 2005 at her residence. She was born June 2, 1936 on the Kickapoo Reservation near Horton to Charles and Pauline Wahwasuck Green. She had been a dental assistant and community health representative for the Kickapoo Tribe, and was was a nurse's aide at the Brown County Infirmary. She also worked at the Golden Eagle Casino. She was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe and the Kennekuk Church. She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Shopteese, Sr.; four daughters, Crystal Shopteese and Christine Simon, both of Horton, and Shirley Shopteese and Michelle Shopteese, both of Topeka; two sons, John Shopteese and Michael Shopteese, both of Horton; two sisters, Charlene Whitebird and Vivian Wishteyah, both of Horton; two brothers, Gary K. Green and Dale Dupuis, both of Horton; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lorenzo Shopteese, Jr. and Roland Shopteese; a daughter, Joan Shopteese; a sister, Roselle Green; a brother, Leland Green; and a grandson. Kennekuk Church services were held at the Kickapoo Community Building. Interment was at the Kennekuk Indian Cemetery with arrangements by Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary.

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SHORTER, Pearl
SAVONBURG, KANSAS: Pearl Shorter, 78, died November 18, 2003 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was born May 11, 1925 in Pawnee Station to Andy and Bertha Shankel Gooding. She had worked at the Foodtown Store in Chanute, and Stone's IGA in Oklahoma City. She attended Stark Methodist Church, and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Savonbug. She was also a member of the Savonburg Senior Citizens' Club and the Grant Community Club. She is survived by two sons, Dean Weeks of Fort Scott, and Robert Weeks of Woodland, CA; a sister, Maxine Cuppet of Savonburg; a brother, Raymond Gooding of Williamsburg; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, Wayne Weeks and Howard Shorter; and a sister, Ethel Turner. Services were held at the Stark Methodist Church. Interment was at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

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SHUCKAHOSEE, Mae
HORTON, KANSAS: Mae Shuckahosee, 81, died November 10, 1984 at a local hospital. She was born January 9, 1903 in Powhattan, KS. Survivors include two daughters, Andrea Shuckahosee of Horton, and Carole Segundo of Lawrence; two sons, Louis Shuckahosee, Jr. of Leavenworth, and Ronald Shuckahosee of Lawrence; a sister, Pearl Goslin of Horton; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Old Kickapoo Community Building. Interment was at the Kickapoo Cemetery with arrangements by Maple-Chaney Mortuary.

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SIEBENMORGEN, Lois
HIAWATHA, KANSAS: Lois L. Siebenmorgen, 71, died October 4, 2009. She was born October 4, 1938 to Elmer and Goldie Walker Loyd. She retired from USD #415, and was the head cook at the Robinson Middle School and Hiawatha Middle School. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, and enjoyed square dancing and collecting angels. She is survived by her husband, Louis T. Siebenmorgen; seven children, Louis (Jan) Siebenmorgen, Jr., of Robinson, Terry (Jolynn) Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Rick (Michelle) Siebenmorgen of Falls City, NE, Brad (Peg) Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Tim Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Debbie Roland of Hoyt, Kimberly (Betsy) Siebenmorgen of Wichita; four sisters Mary Oldaker of Horton, Bessie Jones of Atchison, and Darlene Doty and Sharon Dexter, both of Hiawatha; a brother, Sam Loyd of Gun Barrel, TX; a sister-in-law, Eileen Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Isabelle Merz; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Mackey, and an infant granddaughter. Services were held at St. Ann Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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SIESS, Conrad
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Conrad F. Siess, 77, died April 26, 2007 at Plaza West Regional Health Care Center in Topeka. He was born February 20, 1930 in Seneca to Conrad Siess, Sr. and Josephine Sudbeck Siess. He was a retired farmer and dairyman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served with the Corps of Engineers in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Topeka and a former member of St. Mary's Parish in St. Benedict. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. Survivors include three sons, Virgil Siess of Topeka, Richard Siess of Seneca, and Mark Siess of Americus; two daughters, Joyce Bergman of Baileyville, and Mary J. Haug of Raymore, MO; his former wife, Leona Nordhus Siess of Topeka; three sisters, Genivive Gockel of Higginsville, MO, Josephine Rottinghaus of Corning, and Helen Rottinghaus of Seneca; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, John D. Siess; a sister, Mary Ann Rottinghaus; and a grandson, Jeremy Siess. Services were held at St. Mary's Church in St. Benedict. Interment was at St. Mary's Church Cemetery under the direction of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home.

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SIMMONS, Woodrow
PITTSBURG, KANSAS: Woodrow P. "Woody" Simmons, 57, died July 13, 1976 at Mount Carmel Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1919 in Everton, AR. He was a field manager for Midwest Tank, and attended the Christian Church of Nevada. Survivors include his wife, Helen Simmons; three daughters, Jan Lyons of Columbia, MO, Nancy Fields of Washington, DC, and Kristiana L. Simmons of Dallas; a son, James D. Simmons of Eureka, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Covey, Mrs. John Covey, and Mrs. Leon Cartwright; a brother, Dennis Simmons; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott under the direction of Bath Funeral Home.

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SLAUGHTER, Bernice
ELGIN, KANSAS: Bernice L. Slaughter, 87, died December 14, 2006. She was born July 4, 1919 to Peter A. and Ameta Pearl Ford Cornelsen. She was a longtime CNA at the Sedan City Hospital, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Ilene Kingsley (Eddie) of Elgin, and Louise Buck of Sedan; a son, Jimmy Slaughter (Opal) of Pratt; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin "Pete" Slaughter; six sisters; three brothers; her parents; a son-in-law; and a great-grandson. Interment was at the Elgin Cemetery with arrangements by David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

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SMALL, Orison
HOLYROOD, KANSAS: Orison L. Small, 88, died April 20, 2001 at the Salina Regional Health Center. He was born March 27, 1913 in Galva to Gay and Lottie Gayer Small. He was a retired welder and mechanic for the National Co-op Refinery Association, and was a member of the AFLCIO Union. He attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, and was a member of the KY2 Campers. Survivors include his wife, Marian L. Simpson Small; a daughter, Merilyn Meyer of Mesa, AZ; a son, Bobby K. Small of Lyons; a stepdaughter, Maralee Whitehead of Natchez, MS; a stepson, Dale Simpson of Salina; 6 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, Eva Mae Ripper Small. Interment was at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Sister Agnes Ellen
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Sr. Agnes Ellen Smith, 91, died May 5, 2003 at the Mother House in Leavenworth. She was born Mary Smith on March 3, 1912 in Butte, MT to Arthur C. and Helen Gleason Smith. She held a bachelor's degree in education from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, and a master's degree in music from Montana State University. She entered the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1930, and professed vows in 1932. She was a music teacher in Kansas at St. Joseph's School in Leavenworth, St. Mary's School and St. Rose of Lima in Kansas City, and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Topeka. In Missouri, she taught at St. Mary's School in Lee's Summit, and St. Louis School and St. Stanislaus School in Kansas City. In Colorado, she taught at St. Mary's School in Leadville, and Annunciation School in Denver, and taught in Montana at St. Mary's Academy in Deer Lodge, Kate Fratt Memorial School in Billings, St. Helena's School in Helena, and St. Patrick School and North Central Junior High School in Butte. For 11 years, she served in the office and was also an assistant resident manager with the Archdiocesan Housing Commission in Denver, CO. She also served at St. Joseph Home in Kansas City, and at St. Joseph's Hospital in Deer Lodge, MT. She enjoyed playing the piano. She is survived by a brother, Vincent L. Smith of Oroville, CA. Services were held at Ross Chapel. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Leavenworth by Davis Funeral Chapel.

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SMITH, Cora
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Cora Mabel Smith, 76, died July 19, 1971 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born December 17, 1894 in Lawrence. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George Herman of Tempe, AZ; a son, Clarence L. Henderson of Independence, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Sybil Schroyer and Mrs. Harry Phillips; a brother, J.H. Edgar; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Rumsey Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Denise
HORTON, KANSAS: Denise Smith, 26, died November 3, 1984 at a hospital in Topeka. She was born December 26, 1957 on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation, where she was a lifelong resident. She is survived by her parents, Harry and Beulah Oliver; four sisters, Cindy Thomas, Tawana Wentling, Melanie Oliver, and Beverly Murray; and two brothers, Tim and Thomas Oliver. Arrangements were handled by Maple-Chaney Mortuary.

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SMITH, Laurence
McPHERSON, KANSAS: Laurence W. Smith, 94, died April 20, 2004 at Infinia Health Center in McPherson. He was a retired representative for Cappers Publications and Insurance. He is survived by three stepdaughters, Lucille Ratzlaff of McPherson, Bernice Peppiatt of Lindsborg, and Louise Hughes of Topeka; a brother, Harry Smith of Truth or Consequences, NM; three nephews; and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Smith; and three brothers, Kenneth, Clarence and Don. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center with arrangements by Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Raymond E.
McPHERSON, KANSAS: Raymond Emanuel Smith, 85, died April 19, 2005 in Wichita. He was born March 30, 1920 in McPherson to Tobias A. and Emma Wilhelmina Ross Smith. He was a printer at the McPherson Daily Sentinel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church, and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of McPherson. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Frances Schulz Smith; and a sister, Joyce Johnson of Lindsborg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Vernon and Clifford Smith. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at the McPherson Cemetery with arrangements by Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.

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SMITH, William
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: William T. Smith, 48, died July 2, 1971 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born May 27, 1923 in Nyack, NY. He was a hospital laboratory assistant, and served as a pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. He was survived by his wife, Marjorie Smith. Interment with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Rumsey Funeral Home.

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SMITHERAN, Paul
GARNETT, KANSAS: Paul H. Smitheran, 85, died January 8, 2008. He was born July 31, 1922 to Frank F. and Dena L. Hill Smitheran. He was a retired superintendent of services for the City of Garnett, and had previously worked in farming and construction. He enjoyed gardening and bird watching. He was a member of Centerville Community Church, the Anderson County Association of Retarded Citizens, and the Prairie Spirit Trail. He was a past member of the Greater Kansas City Orchid Society and the Kansas Association of Garden Clubs, and served as superintendent of operations for the Anderson County Fair. He is survived by his wife, Rozena Campbell Smitheran; a daughter, Claudia A. Smitheran of Great Bend; a son, Carl L. Smitheran (Patricia) of Council Grove; a brother, Ray Smitheran (Ernestine) of Garnett; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Raymond G. Smitheran and Jennice B. Smitheran. Interment was at Garnett Cemetery by Feuerborn Family Funeral Service.

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SNOE, Peter Ryan
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Peter Ryan Snoe, 37, died January 14, 2008. He was born June 6, 1970. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his mother, Lois Snoe; his father, Brian Moran; a brother, Kevin Moran; a grandmother, Mary Snoe; an aunt, Denise Snoe; and an uncle, David Moran. Services were held at St. Aloysius Church. Inurnment was at St. Aloysius Cemetery.

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SOLES, Brian
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Brian K. Soles, 24, died November 24, 1982 in an accident near Cimarron, KS. He was born August 18, 1958 in Coffeyville, KS to Daryl E. and Killian R. Tiry Soles. He had worked in Dodge City and Garden City as a mechanic. Survivors include a daughter, Lillian R. Soles; a sister, Judith A. Wilfong of Hillsboro, WV; three brothers, Charles E. Soles of Caney, and Kevin M. Soles and Ronald E. Soles, both of Coffeyville; and his grandparents, Walter R. and Sylvia O. Tiry of Coffeyville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home.

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SPAETH, Maxine
GARDNER, KANSAS: Maxine Ann Diedrichs Spaeth, 65, died March 21, 2009 at Evergreen Community Nursing Center in Olathe. She was born June 7, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Marvin H. and Martha M. Stevenson Diedrichs. She worked as a receptionist at the American Bank. She was a former resident of Raytown, MO, and was living in Olathe at the time of her passing. She enjoyed music, playing the piano, painting, and her cats. Survivors include a son, Brent Bays (Sarah) of Gardner; a sister, Madelyn Brumfield of Sioux Falls, SD; and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at the Gardner Cemetery with arrangements by Bruce Funeral Home.

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SPAULDING, Edith
AUGUSTA, KANSAS: Edith May Spaulding, 83, died January 17, 2010. She was born August 7, 1926 to the late Tommie Lee and Addie May Carter Keling. She is survived by her husband, Emmit W. "Bill" Spaulding; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dr. David Lehr of Wichita; 2 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel.

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SPOR, James R.
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: James R. Spor died August 13, 2004. He was born July 13, 1936. He owned a service station and repair shop. He attended St. Mary Catholic Church, and was a member of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus, and Stephen Ministry. He enjoyed old cars, reading, and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife, Peggy M. Odle Spor; a daughter, Debbra Ravellette of Garden City; two sons, John (Doris) Spor, and Robert Spor, all of Garden City; two sisters, Carolyn Pittman of Thornton, CO, and Mary Bowen of Westminster, CO; four brothers, Steve Spor of Forrest Grove, OR, Edward Spor of Cedaredge, CO, and Albert Spor and Paul Spor, both of Garden City; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Eugene Spor. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery with arrangements by Garnand Funeral Home.

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SQUIRE, Winifred
FREDONIA, KANSAS: Winifred Irene Squire, 84, Fredonia, died January 14, 2003 at Life Care Center of Andover. She was born October 28, 1918 in New Albany, KS to Fred W. and Tressa Irene Miller Spellman. She was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Topeka. She was a retired registered nurse, and had worked at St. Margaret's Mercy Hospital, at a doctor's office, and in private duty nursing. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Fredonia, the Christian Women's Fellowship, the Tuesday Study Club, and the Fredonia Regional Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy J. Walker of Topeka, and Dorothy A. Wallace of Salina; a son, Dr. Charles F. Squire of Wichita; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Squire. Services were held at the First Christian Church of Fredonia. Interment was at the Fredonia City Cemetery by Timmons Funeral Home.

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STACKHOUSE, Audra
MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS: Audra "Audie" Stackhouse, 76, died May 26, 2009. She was born December 4, 1932 to Ray and Reba Woodard Nodurft. She was a printer for the Barber County Index. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and a lifetime member of FCRV. She attended the First Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Ernest "Ernie" Stackhouse; a daughter, Rosemarie Evans of Alva, OK; two sons, Gregg Stackhouse of Medicine Lodge, and Bob Stackhouse of Cunningham, KS; a sister, Vera Jo "Jody" Lundy of San Antonio, TX; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold Ray Nodurft; and a sister, Mary Jane Crowell. Cremation arrangements were handled by Larrison Funeral Home.

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STANLEY, Doris
COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS: Doris P. Stanley, 89, died April 6, 2010. She was born August 10, 1920 to Lawrence and Ida May VanBuren Hobson. She attended the First Southern Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Old Parker Ladies Aide, EHU, and Jayhawker Sam's camping group. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Benning of Coffeyville, and Marlene Green of Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Stanley; her parents; and a great-grandson. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were handled by David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

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STECKLINE, Jacob
ELLIS, KANSAS: Jacob Frank Steckline, 92, died July 10, 1999 at his residence. He was born October 30, 1906 in Ellis County to Raymond and Frances Koppel Steckline. He was a retired farmer and stockman, and came to Ellis in 1957. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Amelia Lang Steckline; two sons, Don of Ellis and LeRoy of Ogallah; a sister, Rosie Younger; a brother, Tony; 8 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Meier and Clara Steckline; and three brothers, Henry, Joe, and Carl. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Church Cemetery by Wasinger Funeral Home.

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STEPHENS, Emma M.
COLUMBUS, KANSAS: Emma Margie Stephens died January 25, 1907. She was born November 17, 1906 to Charles and Emma Stephens. She was preceded in death by her mother. Burial was at Park Cemetery.

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STREETER Ronald
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Ronald C. Streeter, 60, died January 11, 2010. He was born April 16, 1949 to Fredrick Streeter and Katherine Ropp Streeter. He worked for Gottstein Auction House, and at Gamble-Robinson. He is survived by a son, Jeff Streeter of Topeka; a daughter, Rhonda Sawyer of Mayetta; three brothers, Glen Streeter, Dick Streeter and Kenneth Streeter, all of Topeka; three sisters, Henrietta Warthen of Tecumseh, Erma Reynolds of Mayetta, and Sarah Kenney of Topeka; and 3 grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Davidson Funeral Home.

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STRODA, Boyd
HOPE, KANSAS: Boyd V. Stroda, 78, died September 21, 2007 at the Salina Regional Health Center. He was born July 8, 1929 in Hope, KS to Vern P. and Gladys M. Smith Stroda. He was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of St. Phillip's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Rural Vista School District #481 Board of Education for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Bittner Stroda; three sons, Nicholas Stroda of Gardner, Timothy of Manhattan, and Daniel of Ottumwa, IA; a brother, Clarence Stroda of Hope; a sister, Edna Polston of Hope; 7 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Max; and two sisters in infancy. Services were held at St. Phillip's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Phillip's Cemetery by Carlson-Becker Funeral Home.

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SUIT, Betty
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Edna Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson Suit, 79, died October 18, 2003 at her residence. She was born December 19, 1923 in St. Louis, MO to John Riley and Maggie Thurman Thompson. She retired from civil service, and worked at the Armed Forces Bank. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Leavenworth. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Herken (Tommy) of Leavenworth, and Margaret McBride (Dale) of Eugene, OR; a son, W. Riley Suit (Louise) of Denver, CO; two brothers, G. Wayne Thompson of Independence, MO, and T. Gale Thompson of Bethany, WV; three sisters, Jean Worland of Winnetka, IL, Jane Hutchison of Richlands, VA, and Shay Mitchell of Olympia, WA; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Robert Monroe Suit; her parents; a sister, Mary Louise Mudd; a brother, John Riley Thompson, Jr.; and a grandson, Jeffrey Suit. Interment was at the Leavenworth National Cemetery under the direction of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

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SULLIVAN, Francis
SALINA, KANSAS: Francis A. Sullivan died November 17, 1962 at St. John's Hospital. He was born January 25, 1882 in Niles. He was a retired railroad worker and a longtime Salina resident. He was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Sullivan; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Johnson of West Allis, WI; two sons, Maurice of Republic, and William of Sharon Springs; three brothers, Phillip, John and Bart; and three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Mitchell, Mrs. O.P. Quinley, and Mrs. Agnes Kearse. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Rush Smith Funeral Home.

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SUTHERLAND, Vernon
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS: Vernon Sutherland, 88, died November 1, 1980. He was born in El Dorado, KS to Jonathan and Permelia Marshall Sutherlan. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator, and lived in California for over 60 years. He is survived by his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Robinson, KS under the direction of Highland Mortuary.

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TABERS, Ruby
NEW ALBANY, KANSAS: Ruby Wanda Tabers, 75, died March 20, 2009. She was born October 8, 1933 to Clevey and Valora Mae Johnson Wood. She attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Fredonia, and enjoyed reading, sewing, bowling, gardening, and puzzles. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Anderson (Bud) of New Albany, and Judy Plymesser (Bob) of Fredonia; two sons, Ronald Tabers of Chanute, and Donald Tabers (Suzanne) of Hanford, CA; four sisters, Jessica Bayless of Lebanon, OK, Lorene Morris of Bell, FL, Jeanine Teel of Ada, OK, and Linda Purdy of Sunray, TX; two brothers, Jim Wood of Wichita, and Charles Wood of Bentonville, AR; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Tabers; and her parents. Interment was at Weakley Cemetery with arrangements by Countryside Funeral Home.

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TALLMAN, Robert E.
INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS: Robert E. Tallman, 90, died December 28, 2004. He was born July 15, 1914 to Ernest and Bertha Orndorff Tallman. He was the co-owner of Bob and Earl's Auto Body Shop, and later bought out his partner and expanded the business. He attended the First United Methodist Church, and was a former member and past president of the Lions Club. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Don Storey of Arvada, CO; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Carole Tallman of Dallas, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Blank Tallman; a son, Gary L. Tallman; a sister, Lula Atchison; and his parents. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

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TAMERIUS, Charles W.
BELLEVILLE, KANSAS: Charles Warner Tamerius, 72, died August 7, 2009 at his home. He was born October 21, 1936 in Grant City, MO to Hoyt E. and Hazel A. Fields Tamerius. He was a painter, and was also a custodian for two school districts, as well as for the Republic County Courthouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include a daughter, Laura Phillips of Fairview, OR; a son, Randy of Lincoln, NE; five brothers, Cecil of Belleville, Dean of Fairbury, NE, Ed of Hannibal, MO, Jack of St. Joseph, MO, and Ernie of Pueblo, CA; a sister, Mildred Wood of Russell; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Steele Tamerius; his parents; and two brothers, Clarence and Gary. Inurnment was at the Belleville City Cemetery with arrangements by Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home.

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TART, Billy
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Billy Tart, 80, died January 26, 2009. He was born April 21, 1928 to Lonnie A. and Lena Fulmer Tart. He is survived by a son, Dennis Tart (Marilyn) of Monroe, GA; two daughters, Kendra Stockton (George) of Arkansas City, and Kathy Bregkamp of Fort Worth, TX; two stepchildren, Judy White of Oklahoma, and Robert Lewis of Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a step-grandson; and 2 step great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Lewis Tart; two brothers, Jack and Larry Tart; two sisters, Ditti McCool and Margaret Green; and his parents. Interment was at Parker Cemetery by Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home.

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TEASLEY, Anna
GLASCO, KANSAS: Anna F. Erickson Teasley, 94, died May 26, 2002. She was born September 15, 1907 in Paonia, CO. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Thrapp of Glasco, and Kathleen Kirgis of Jewell; a stepson, Elwyn Teasley of Salina; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Teasley; and a son, Delbert H. Teasley. Interment was at the Glasco Cemetery under the direction of Dean Funeral Home.

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TEASLEY, Theresa
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Theresa Margaret Bohm Teasley died December 24, 2006 at Midland Hospice. She was born June 24, 1925 in Clifton to Joseph and Margaret Veesart Bohm. She retired from the Kansas Animal Health Department. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, where she was a Perpetual Adoration coordinator. She was a member of the Queen of Peace Rosary Group, the Glory to God Covenant community, the Womens' Fellowship of the St. Vincent Circle, and the VFW Auxiliary in Glasco. She is survived by a daughter, Marianne Guerrero; two sons, Terry W. Teasley and Warren B. Teasley; two sisters, Arlene Nelson and Elna Miller; two brothers, Harold Bohm and Leonard Bohm; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Teasley; and a daughter, Karen L. Murray. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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TETYAK, Sister Rose Paul
LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS: Sr. Rose Paul Tetyak, 89, died June 24, 2002 at St. John's Hospital in Leavenworth. She was born Irma Pauline Tetyak on August 26, 1912 in Brown County, KS to Paul and Rosa M. Hagge Tetyak. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Leavenworth. She entered the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1932, and professed vows on June 17, 1934. She held a bachelor's degree in nursing education from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, and a master's degree in nursing education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She had also attended St. Louis University. She was a nurse in Cheyenne, and was director of a nursing education program. Survivors include three nieces; and other relatives and friends, including her religious community. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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TIMM, Delores
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Delores A. Timm, 73, died October 25, 2008. She was born April 29, 1935 in Kansas City, KS to Harry and Anna Hill. She enjoyed traveling and church activities. Survivors include her husband, Franklin Timm; three sons, Robert Timm of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Ronald Timm and John Timm, both of Kansas City; two daughters, Deeanne Timm of Independence, MO, and Karen Holland of Kansas City; a sister, Anna King; three brothers, Rueben Hill, Harry Hill, and Ronald Hill; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James; and four sisters, Ida, Imogene, Mary, and Ruth. Interment was at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Highland Park Funeral Home.

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TONNE, Ronald
SALINA, KANSAS: Ronald C. Tonne, 66, died December 13, 2003. He was born April 8, 1937 in Mitchell County to Emil and Deloria Tonne. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the Army National Guard, and also worked at Crestwood. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Ronda Blatt (Geoffrey) of Overland Park; two sons, Byron of Salina, and Arden (Krista) of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Teri Price of Kansas City, MO; a stepson, Craig Bishop of Hutchinson, MN; a brother, Larry of Tipton; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda of Salina; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry; and his parents. Services were held at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial was at Gypsum Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Ryan Mortuary.

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TORCHIA, Dorothy
OSWEGO, KANSAS: Dorothy J. Torchia, 90, died June 14, 2009. She was born November 6, 1918 to Santo and Loretta Caputo Torchia. She and her husband owned and Torchia Firestone Store. She attended Mother of God Catholic Church, and was a member of Mother of God Harvest House, St. Mary's Altar Society, and a sewing club. She enjoyed cooking, bowling, and working with stained glass. She is survived by two sons, Tony Torchia (Ginny) of Overland Park, and Bob Torchia (Sondra) of Eureka Springs, AR; a daughter, Kathy White of Farlington; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and her dog, Snoop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Torchia; six sisters, Rose Simone, Josephine Kierl, Annie DeCicco, Alice Ligon, Angeline Merenda, and Mary Caput; a brother, Jim Torchia; her parents; and a son-in-law, Mike White. Services were held at St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Brenner Mortuary.

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TORGESON, Floyd
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Floyd N. Torgeson, 79, died April 19, 2002 at his residence. He was born January 23, 1923 in Topeka to Floyd N. and Alice Neith Torgeson. He was a retired captain with the Topeka Fire Department, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Lowman United Methodist Church, and was a Mason and Shriner. He was a member of Local #83 of the Association of Firefighters, the City Retirees Group, and the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Baker Torgeson; two daughters, Lynn McNeil of Topeka, and Sheri Moore of Albuquerque, NM; two sons, Dana Torgeson of Topeka, and Sam Torgeson of Sedona, AZ; a brother, Bernard Torgeson of Spirit Lake, IA; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paulette Stratton. Inurnment was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.

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TRUONG, Dan
SALINA, KANSAS: Dan Truong, 20, died November 10, 2003. He was born July 13, 1983 in Salina. He worked for Tony's Pizza. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mung Thi Watson and Wiley Watson of Martinsburg, WV; a stepfather, James Nelsen of Salina; four sisters, Thu-Han Truong of Salina, Laura Nelsen of Martinsburg, Tawnee Watson of Gypsum, and Kim Truong of Lincoln, NE; his grandparents, Roy and Adelia Wilson of Salina; and an uncle, Toam Pham. Cremation arrangements were handled by Ryan Mortuary.

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TWITCHELL, Sam
COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS: Sam Twitchell, 84, died November 28, 1982. He was born September 28, 1898 in Sandusky, OH to John and Sarah Twitchell. He had worked at Blue Tag Mill, Nutrena Mills, OCS and Ludowici-Celadon Roof and Tile. He was a member of the Lewark Street Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Alma Manos Twitchell; four daughters, Pearl Clough of Coffeyville, Geneva Little of Delaware, OK, Iva R. Twitchell of Cleora, OK and Mae McVay of California; seven sons, Clifford Twitchell of Delaware, OK, Richard Twitchell of Tyro, Chester Twitchell of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Wincle Twitchell, Ralph Twitchell Virgil Twitchell and John Twitchell, all of Coffeyville; 41 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery by Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home.

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UMMEL, David S.
RANSOM, KANSAS: David Samuel Ummel, 47, died January 27, 2001 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. He was born February 26, 1953 in Ransom, KS to Rolla and Edna Wittman Ummel. He was an agricultural insurance agent and contract crop adjuster. He is survived by his wife, Treva Shaffer Ummel; a daughter, Kaileigh Ummel of Ransom; his mother, of Cheyenne Wells, CO; two sisters, Doris Scott of Ness City, and Fern Renner of Cheyenne Wells, CO; and two brothers, Richard Ummel of Ness City, and Don Ummel of WaKeeney. Services were held at Ransom High School. Interment was at the Ransom Cemetery.

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VANDERBLOMEN, Elizabeth
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Elizabeth A. Vanderblomen, 68, died June 15, 2011. She was born February 3, 1943 on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation to Levi and Marie Wishteyah Wahquahboshkuk. She was a former resident of Mayetta, and had lived in Topeka for several years. She worked in surgical preparation and the dietary department at Stormont Vail Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Celeste Murphy of Mayetta; a son, James Vanderblomen of Topeka; four brothers, Pete, George, Roy, and Gonzalo Wahquahboshkuk, all of Mayetta; a sister, Connie Moore of Topeka; 5 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Vanderblomen; two brothers, Leonard and Wallace Wahquahboshkuk; and three sisters, Alice and Ada Vanderblomen and Christine Cruz. Services were held at the Native American Church. Interment was at Wezo Cemetery under the direction of Mercer Funeral Home.

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VAN HUSS, Ralph
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Ralph Van Huss, age 9, died August 5, 1899. He was born July 5, 1890 to Robert Eldridge Van Huss and Emma Cordelia Cook Van Huss. Interment was at the Garden City Cemetery.

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VOGEL, Louise
DODGE CITY, KANSAS: Louise Vogel, 92, died September 8, 2008. She was born July 8, 1916 to James and Daisy Opal Wyant Flanagan. She was a former teacher, and was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She is survived by two sons, Kurt Vogel (Miyuki) of Tokyo, Japan, and Kevin Vogel (Lucy) of Wichita; two sisters, Nadaine Wahl of Freemont, CA, and Jewel Ward of El Dorado; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Vogel. Services were held at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel.

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VOLLMER, Eva
HUGOTON, KANSAS: Eva M. Vollmer, 88, died March 15, 2007. She was born August 9, 1918 in Hugoton to Austin Florence and Ella Frances Landess. She is survived by a sister, Bonnie Rusick of Pueblo, CO; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Vollmer; her parents; three sisters, Bernice Cox, Alta Farmer, and Iva Nix Stanley; and three brothers, Thomas, Ernest, and Kenneth Florence. Interment was at the Hugoton Cemetery with arrangements by Paul's Funeral Home.

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WACHTER, Anne
FRONTENAC, KANSAS: Anne V. Wachter, 92, died December 2, 2003 at Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. She was born September 16, 1911 in Frontenac to Frank and Kathryn McCall Wachter. She held a bachelor's and a master's degree in education, both from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg. She was an elementary school teacher in Frontenac for 16 years, and was also principal at Frontenac Junior High School. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, and was a member of the KNEA, KRTA, and the Altar Society. She is survived by a niece, Susan Loar of San Carlos, FL; a great-niece; and a great-great-niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Francis Wachter. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Mount Olive Cemetery by Friskel Funeral Home.

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WACKER, Eva
DERBY, KANSAS: Eva Grace Wacker, 95, died October 31, 2008. She was born September 19, 1913 to William Ventors and Iva Shirley Ventors. She retired from Cessna Aircraft. She is survived by a daughter, Colene Murphy; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wacker. Interment was at El Paso Cemetery by Day Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Howard
HARDTNER, KANSAS: Howard G. Walker, 87, died March 21, 1975 at his residence. He was born September 11, 1887. He was a newspaper editor and longtime operator of the Hardtner Press. He was a member of the Friends Church at Alva. Survivors include his wife, Stella James Walker; three daughters, Mrs. Sybil McPherson of Salina, Mrs. Mabel Cardey of Canton, OK, and Mrs. Bernice Bergen of Phillips, TX; four sons, Eldon, Harold, Otha and Verden; 15 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Hardtner United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Hardtner Cemetery by Fisher Funeral Home.

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WARD, Joe
HAYS, KANSAS: Joe Edwin Ward, 75, died December 31, 2008. He was born November 12, 1933 to Roy and Marguerite Steele Goodwin. He was later adopted by Marguerite's husband, Bill Ward. He was a retired district manager and state supervisor for the Wichita Eagle with 26 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, the VFW, and the American Legion. He was a Mason and a member of the Isis Shrine Temple, and was a Shrine Clown for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Hoffman Ward; a daughter, Pamela Ridler (Randy) of Castle Rock, CO; a son, Arthur Ward (Agnes) of Wichita; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, B.J. Ward; and his parents. Services were held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial with military honors was at St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Brock's Funeral Chapel.

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WARRICK, Julia
SABETHA, KANSAS: Julia Ann Warrick, 70, died August 26, 1962. She was a member of the Sabetha Methodist Church, and was a former resident of St. Joseph, MO. Survivors include her husband, James Warrick; two daughters, Mrs. Vilas Smith of Kansas City, and Mrs. Charles Smith of Sabetha; a son, G. Kenneth Warrick of Melrose Park, IL; a brother, George Unkefer of Bellingham, WA; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Sabetha Cemetery under the direction of Popkess Funeral Home.

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WARTIG, Fred
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS: Fred L. Wartig, 69, died October 3, 1986 in Wisner, NE. He retired from General Electric in Omaha. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Behrman of Chicago, IL; a son, Dr. Rodney Wartig of Wisner, NE; a sister, Peggy Jo Buddenberg of Hamilton, MO; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton, MO under the direction of Bram Funeral Home.

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WEATHERHOLT, Robert E.
AUGUSTA, KANSAS: Robert Earl Weatherholt, 92, died January 27, 2010. He was born October 28, 1917 to Robert Otis and Myrtle Elrod Weatherholt. He studied engineering at Kansas State University, and was a former oilfield roustabout for Texaco. He was a naval aviator during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, and a former member of the Lions Club. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Augusta. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Karen of Admire, and Tom and Elizabeth of Tulsa, OK; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gertrude May Gardner Weatherholt; and a brother, Aubrey Weatherholt. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home.

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WEIS, Stephen
COLBY, KANSAS: Stephen J. Weis, 37, died December 23, 1993 at his residence. He was born October 30, 1956 in Hoxie to Raymond and Germaine Kruse Weis. He was a graduate of Goodland Vo-Tech School and a member of Sacred Heart Church. He is survived by his parents; five sisters, Dolores (Roger) Mauck of Hoxie, Jeanette (Joseph) Cech of Goodland, Mary Joan (Carl) Long of Salina, Jane (James) Fleming of Lindsborg, and Rosann Weis of Austin, TX; and three brothers, Frank (Esther) of Akron, CO, and Robert (Jane) and Norbert (Kari), all of Hoxie. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Leoville. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Pauls Funeral Home.

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WENDEL, Maxine
WINFIELD, KANSAS: Maxine E. Wendel, 90, died December 13, 2003 at the William Newton Hospital. She was born April 1, 1913 in Bristol, CO to Paul and Mary Lawson Shidler. She had been a Boeing employee. She is survived by a sister, Phyllis Brothers of Winfield; a brother, Lloyd Shidler of Wichita; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Wendel; a sister; and three brothers. Services were held at Rock United Methodist Church. Interment was at Stalter Cemetery by Swisher-Taylor and Morris Funeral Home.

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WENDLAND, Ernest
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Ernest Wendland, 75, died December 6, 1940 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1864 in Indiana. He was a former resident of McFarland, KS and had been living in the Topeka area for five years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He was survived by his wife, Alice Wendland; three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Pigman, Mrs. Blandina Lingelbaugh, and Mrs. Hilda Hastings; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Charlotte Kelley, and Mrs. Ivan Coulsen; two brothers, Henry Wendland and Theodore Wendland; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Southerland; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Alma Lutheran Church. Burial was at the Alma Cemetery under the direction of Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary.

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WEYTHMAN, Carl
WATHENA, KANSAS: Carl Weythman, 59, died February 21, 1974 at a Hiwatha nursing home. He was a farmer and a native of Wathena. Survivors include his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at Belmont Cemetery with arrangements by Harman Funeral Home and Sutherland Mortuary.

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WHARTON, Esther
NORTON, KANSAS: Esther Dorette Wharton, 91, died March 18, 2008 in Norton. She was born November 9, 1916 in Athol, KS. She was trained as a beautician in Kansas City, and operated her own business in Kansas City for many years. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Peculiar, MO, and supported Children's Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Butch Rima (Joyce) of Norton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Tut and Steve; two sisters; and a brother. Interment was at Wills Cemetery in Peculiar, MO under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home.

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WHITE, Maxine
LEAWOOD, KANSAS: Maxine Skeer White, 81, died February 3, 2011 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy B. White of Kansas City, MO; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and DeAnn White of Wichita; a sister, Bobby Winston of Overland Park, KS; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard White; and her parents, Max and Tillie Denebeim Skeer. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Louis Memorial Chapel.

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WILDGEN, Marjorie
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Marjorie Ann Wildgen, 90, died January 3, 2006 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence. She was born July 6, 1915 in Greeley to Chris and Mariee Rees Wustefeld. She held a bachelor's degree in music from Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison. She was a retired teacher, and taught at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Greeley High School. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons, Paul Wildgen of Overland Park, Mike Wildgen of Lawrence, Patrick Wildgen of Baltimore, MD, and Maurice Wildgen of Rockville, MD; a sister, LoRees Wallman of Minnetonka, MN; and her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry C. Wildgen. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Inurnment was at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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WILHELM, Loretta
PRATT, KANSAS: Loretta M. Wilhelm, 86, died September 11, 2009 at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. She was born May 2, 1923 in Cushing, OK to Claude and Flossie Hughes Mullins. She had lived in Pratt for 15 years, and was a former resident of Oklahoma City, OK. She enjoyed needlework. Survivors include two sisters, Evelyn Neuburger of Pratt, and Rose Marie Roberts of Wichita; 14 nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Wilhelm. Cremation arrangements were handled by Larrison Mortuary.

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WILLIAMS, Hugh
EMPORIA, KANSAS: Hugh A. Williams died November 11, 1973. He was born December 28, 1907 in Emporia to Llewelyn and Hannah Williams. He retired from the Gazette newspaper in Emporia, and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis M. Geringer; two daughters, Marcia Ann Williams and Donna (William S.) Key; a sister, Margaret Cole; two brothers, William and Kenneth; and a grandson. Arrangements were handled by Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Ruthie
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Ruthie Jane Wilson, 89, died April 27, 1961 at her residence. She was born February 8, 1872 in Perry. She had been a Lawrence resident since 1918. Survivors include three daughters, Edna Wilson and Mrs. F.L. Brown, both of Lawrence, and Mrs. Fleeta Penn of Langdon; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Wilson. Services were held at the Cooper-Warren Chapel. Interment was at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, OK.

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WILTING, Mary
OVERBROOK, KANSAS: Mary Lee Wilting, 93, died August 27, 2008 at Brookside Manor Nursing Home in Overbrook. She was born February 21, 1915 in Winchester, KY to Philander L. and Nancy King Lamberson. She was a graduate of Open Bible College in Des Moines, IA, and was a member of the Open Bible Church. She and her husband were missionaries in rural Arkansas, and moved to Winchester, KS in 1959. She had also worked at the Dessie Scott Children's Home in Little, KY, and at a doctor's office in Winchester. She was the author of a devotional book, Parables For Today, and operated a youth Bible Club from her home. She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Wilting; a son, William Wilting (Donna) of DeSoto; a daughter, Nancy Gordon (Don) of Carbondale; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister; and five brothers. Arrangements were handled by Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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WINCHELL, Arthur
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Arthur Tryon Winchell, 90, died April 27, 2009. He was born April 16, 1919 to Guy Arthur and Frances Russell Winchell. He was a superintendent at Kansas Public Service Company for 47 years, and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a Mason, and a member of the American Legion and the University Bridge Club. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Viola Gordon Oswald Winchell; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Dennis Molamphy of Wichita; a son, Robert of Van Meter, IA; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, Mary Louise Noble Winchell. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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WINCHESTER, Tammee
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS: Tammee L. Winchester died November 7, 2005. She was born June 11, 1957 in Wichita, KS to James and Margaret Burns. She was a former resident of Rogers, AR. She is survived by a daughter, Jerusha Winchester of Fayetteville, AR; a son, James Winchester of West Fork, AR; a sister, Tracey Bornowski of Round Rock, TX; and two brothers, Craig Burns of Wichita, and Randy Burns of Derby. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita with arrangements by Downing and Lahey Mortuary East.

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WINKLEPLECK, Margie
MANHATTAN, KANSAS: Margie Marie Winklepleck, 88, died November 18, 2010 at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born April 22, 1922 in Barnes, KS to Chris J. and Alice M. Hovorka Peterson. She retired from the food service department at Kansas State University after 23 years, and was a former resident of Junction City and the St. George area before moving to Manhattan in 2007. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Barnes, KS, the AARP, and the American Legion Auxiliary in St. George. Survivors include four children, Nancy Gordon of Manhattan, Ricki Shaw (Steve) of St. George, Mike Winklepleck (Colleen) of Myrtle, MO, and Linda Bowman of Kansas City, MO; a sister, Mary Ann Hammersla (Hal) of Raleigh, NC; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, George Winklepleck; her parents; a sister, Wanda Trogdon; 2 grandchildren,Tammy Lakin and Randy Piper; and a great-grandson, Brandin Ayotte. Inurnment was at Maplewood Cemetery in Barnes under the direction of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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WOODS Richard L.
WICHITA, KANSAS: Richard Lee "Rick" Woods, 39, died June 11, 2009. He was a machinist for Exacta Aerospace. He is survived by his wife, Roberta "Bobbie" Woods; a stepson, Jason Ward; a stepdaughter, Tasha Jones; his mother, Barbara (Jim) Keeter; a sister, Cassandra (Ubaldo) Hernandez; and a grandfather, R.E. Woods of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Hutchins; a grandmother, Zelma Woods; and a cousin, Amanda Shaffer. Arrangements were handled by Resthaven Mortuary.

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WOODS, Zelma
WICHITA, KANSAS: Zelma Woods, 72, died December 4, 2003. She was a retired K-Mart sporting goods sales clerk. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda (Steve) Ralston of Goddard, Barbara Hutchins-Keeter (Jim) of Wichita, and Joyce (Chico) Fulton of Prairie Village; a son and daughter-in-law, F. Lee (Bobbie) Wood of Goddard; her brothers, Johnny and Jack Bittle, both of AR; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son; her parents; a sister; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Family Worship Center in Wichita. Arrangements were handled by Resthaven Mortuary.

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YONKIN, Leon E.
MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS: Leon Edward Yonkin, 77, died March 20, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 21, 1931 in New Albany, PA to Carl and Florence Kast Yonkin. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with with 21 years of service, and also worked as an aircraft mechanic for Northrop Corporation in Saudi Arabia for 12 years. He was a former resident of Enid, OK. He is survived by his wife, Marian Houseknecht Yonkin; two sons, John Yonkin of Dallas, TX, and Jim Yonkin (Sue) of Houston, TX; three daughters, Jacque Traffas (Rory) of Medicine Lodge, Julie Bishop of Rose Hill, and Janette McMahon (Tim) of Brandon, FL; a sister, Alberta Molyneux (Royce) of Dushore, PA; a brother, Jake Yonkin (Denise) of Dushore, PA; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation arrangements were handled by Larrison Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Clara
LAWRENCE, KANSAS: Clara A. Young, 89, died December 6, 1979 at Lawrence Manor Nursing Home. She was born January 16, 1890 in Oskaloosa, IA. She was a former Chicago resident, and was a retired secretary with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. She relocated to Lawrence in 1963. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen auxiliary, and the XYZ Club. She is survived by a cousin, W.D. King. Services were held at Plymouth Congregational Church. Interment was at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA with arrangements by Rumsey Funeral Home.

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YTURRIAGO, Margaret
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: Margaret B. Yturriago died December 27, 2005. She was born March 17, 1924. She attended St. Dominic Catholic Church, and was a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, and Mexican music. Survivors include two sons, Ernest and John Yturriago, both of Garden City; two daughters, Judy Hidalgo and Georgia Spence, both of Garden City; three sisters, Andrea Arellano, Annie H. Cornejo, and Ruth Hernandez, all of Garden City; four brothers, Manuel Hernandez of Liberal, Paul Hernandez of El Paso, TX, and Bob and Larry Hernandez, both of Garden City; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Yturriago; her parents, Pedro and Guadalupe Bernal Hernandez; two sisters; Elvira Hernandez and Cecelie Delgado; and three brothers, Avalino P. Hernandez, Jr., Ben Hernandez, and Herman Hernandez. Services were held at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery by Garnand Funeral Home.

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ZAMRZLA, Edith
HAYS, KANSAS: Edith Ann Pihl Zamrzla, 93, died November 4, 2003. She was born September 22, 1910. She was a nurse's aide at Asbury Hospital, and a cook for the Salina Schools. She was a member of University United Methodist Church in Salina, and the S.O.S. Club. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Clapp of Hays; a son, Larry (Shirley) of Salina; a sister, Mildred Wearing of Salina; a daughter-in-law, Jeanette Zamrzla of Hays; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Zamrzla; and a son, Bruce. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Ryan Mortuary.

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ZEINER, Sister Milburga
ATCHISON, KANSAS: Sr. Milburga Zeiner, 86, O.S.B., died Novemeber 26, 1970 at Mount St. Scholastica Convent. She was a native of Nebraska City, NE. She entered the convent in 1903. She served at the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral and St. James Schools in St. James, MO. Although having no known surviving relatives, she is survived by her religious community. Services were held at the convent chapel. Burial was at the convent cemetery under the directon of Harouff-Buis Funeral Home.

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ZIMMERMAN, Albert
TOPEKA, KANSAS: Albert E. Zimmerman, 68, died May 18, 1969. He was born October 16, 1902 in Lawrence. He was a retired railroad engineer, and had been a Topeka resident since 1915. He attended the First United Methodist Church, and was a Mason. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Connie Budd of Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Lorene C. Kerns of Lawrence; and 2 grandchildren. Interment with Masonic rites was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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