Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Saturday, January 11, 1997

Marion H. Leftwich
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A memorial has been established with Oxford United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Leftwich was born on Dec. 30, 1908, in rural Cowley County, the son of Rush and Nellie (Balif) Leftwich. He was raised near Dexter and graduated from Burden High School with the Class of 1926.
On Nov. 4, 1929, he married Jessie Agusta Garoutte in Winfield. She died on July 13, 1966.
On Dec. 15, 1968, he married Thelma Nease Siemer in Oxford. She died on June 17, 1985.
He farmed north and east of Burden until 1958 when he moved to Oxford. He then was a retail milk salesman in Winfield with the Tip Top Dairy. He also worked with Oxford Township at Oxford Cemetery and for the road maintenance department.
Survivors include his sons, Gene Leftwich, Millstadt, Ill., Jack Leftwich, Winfield, John Leftwich, The Woodlands, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie Belisle, Wichita; a stepson, John Siemer, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Carol Tatum, Winfield; three brothers, Tom Leftwich, Wichita, Howard Leftwich, Edmond, Okla., and Richard Leftwich, Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Norma Pickering, Wichita; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Marion Leftwich
OXFORD - Services for Marion H. Leftwich, 88, who died Jan. 9, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home in Oxford. The Rev. David Jenkins gave the memorial meditation. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery.
Organist was Annie Lois Knapp, and Danny Ginn was the vocalist. Special selections were "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Jesus Loves Me."
Honorary casket bearers were Justin Seacat, Brad Tatum, Steve, Kallian and Gene Leftwich, and Jacob and Caleb Bazzle.
Casket bearers were Jack, John, Ray, Darryl and Eddie Leftwich and Leo Smith.

Phoukeo Mounivong
SALINA - Phoukeo Mounivong, 19, high school senior, of Salina, died on Jan. 9, 1997, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita as the result of an automobile accident in Harvey County.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 5 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Sunday.
Mounivong was born on April 5, 1977, in Vientian, Laos, the daughter of Bounhouath and Thongnhoune Mounivong.
She was a senior student at Salina South High School and was engaged to marry Bouakeo Nouanlasy on May 24.
Survivors include her fiance, Bouakeo Nouanlasy, Salina; her parents, Bounhouath and Thongnhoune Mounivong, Laos; four brothers, Phommalath Mounivong, Wichita; Kevin Mounivong, Salina, and Phouvong Mounivong and Phoukham Mounivong, both of Kansas City; and two sisters, Bouaveun Mounivong, Winfield, and Phouvieng Mounivong, Wichita.

Monday, January 13, 1997

Ruth Pauline Hodge
Ruth Pauline Hodge , 77, of 1705 Manning in Winfield, died Jan. 12, 1997, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and before noon Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with Millington Street Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Hodge was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Fredonia, to Robert Frederick and Oda Viola (Richards) Smith. She attended rural Fredonia elementary schools and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1940.
She was employed briefly as a waitress in Wichita.
On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Cecil B. Hodge in Ozark, Ala. They made their first home in Alabama and later resided in Arizona and California. They also lived in Toronto, Buffalo, Elk City and Atlanta. In 1959 the family moved to Winfield. Her husband died Sept. 6, 1985.
Hodge had been employed as a cook at Holloway's Bob Inn Restaurant and Morton's Steak House in Winfield. She later worked for Winfield Laundry & Dry Cleaners for 19 years.
Hodge had resided at Cumbernauld Village in recent weeks.
She was a member of Millington Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Benson Hodge, Winfield, and Loren Hodge, Mulvane; a daughter, Linda Malcom, Winfield; five sisters, Flossie Gray, Wichita, Irene Richards, Escondido, Calif., Mary Elizabeth Chandler, Estes Park, Colo., Dorothy Burris, Attica, and Lela Lynch, Cheyenne, Wyo.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

William Curtis "Bill" Dean
William Curtis "Bill" Dean, 43, of 1706 Simpson in Winfield, died Jan. 10, 1997, while at work at Boeing in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran School.
Dean was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Lynn and Dorothy (Wray) Dean. He was raised and educated in the Dallas area. 
In 1974 he moved to Winfield where he worked for Binney & Smith. He began working in the polishing department at Boeing in Wichita 18 years ago.
On Dec. 2, 1978, he married Donna Youngblood in Winfield.
Dean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna Dean, a son, Loren Dean, and a daughter, Anna Dean, all of Winfield; four brothers, Larry Dean, Kemp, Texas, Jimmy Dean, Carrollton, Texas, Wesley Dean, Irving, Texas, and Randel Dean, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Delores Cochran, Garland, Texas.

Leroy J. Wallace
MISSION, Texas - Leroy J. Wallace , 63, of Mission, formerly of Latham, died Jan. 10, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Belton, Texas. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Russ Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. The Winfield Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will provide military honors.
Wallace was born Feb. 11, 1933, at Latham, to Earl Thomas and Ima Laverne (Kennedy) Wallace. On Nov. 22, 1951, he married Naomi Fae Orr in Winfield. 
For the past 12 years he had lived in Mission, where he operated a recreational vehicle and trailer repair business.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Wallace, Mission; two sons, Marty Wallace and Jeff Wallace, both of Winfield; two daughters, Sabra Fisher, Belton, Texas, and Jennie Distasio, Daleville, Ala.; his mother, Ima Wallace, Winfield; three brothers, Raymond Wallace, Winfield, Ralph Wallace, Bella Vista, Ark., and Lewis Wallace, Augusta; five sisters, Laura Kampschrouder, Newkirk, Okla., Luetta Starkey, Pratt, Delores Johnson, Arkansas City, Dollie Hutto, Bella Vista, Ark., and Lydia Purins, Lewisville, Texas; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Joan Satterthwaite
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Joan Marie Satterthwaite, 60, died Jan. 2, 1997, of leukemia at her home in Mission Viejo after a year-long illness.
She was a daughter of Robert A. and Mary F. Buckingham, formerly of Wichita, and married Lloyd Satterthwaite, formerly of Udall.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Ninnescah Cemetery at Udall. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
A memorial has been established with Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America Inc., The Joan Satterthwaite Memorial, P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Satterthwaite, Mission Viejo; two daughters, Christi Satterthwaite, Mission Viejo, and Deborah Deck, Foothill Ranch, Calif.; her parents, Robert and Frances Buckingham, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, John Buckingham, Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Roberta Miller, Louisville, Ky.; and a granddaughter.

Millie Helmer
Services for Millie Helmer, 84, who died Jan. 6, 1997, were held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Sandy Yount was the organist, and Gayle Walker sang "Wo Findet Die Seele Die Heimat Der Ruh?" ("Where Does the Soul Find a Peaceful Home?"). The congregation sang "God Loves Me Dearly" and "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." Walker and the congregation sang "Behold a Host Arrayed in White."
Casket bearers were Mark, Timothy, Jonathon, Ryan, Matthew and Kristin Helmer.
Memorials have been established with Trinity Lutheran School and Hospice Inc. 
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 14, 1997

William Curtis "Bill" Dean
William Curtis "Bill" Dean, 43, of 1706 Simpson in Winfield, died Jan. 10, 1997, while at work at Boeing in Wichita.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran School.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dean was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Lynn and Dorothy (Wray) Dean. He was raised and educated in the Dallas area. 
In 1974 he moved to Winfield where he worked for Binney & Smith. He began working in the polishing department at Boeing in Wichita 18 years ago.
On Dec. 2, 1978, he married Donna Youngblood in Winfield.
Dean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna Dean, a son, Loren Dean, and a daughter, Anna Dean, all of Winfield; four brothers, Larry Dean, Kemp, Texas, Jimmy Dean, Carrollton, Texas, Wesley Dean, Irving, Texas, and Randel Dean, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Delores Cochran, Garland, Texas.

William Dean
Services for William Curtis "Bill" Dean were held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 1997, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Sandy Yount was the organist. The Trinity Lutheran School Rejoice Choir sang "Seek Ye First." "Amazing Grace" was sung by Jessica and Sissy Moore. The congregational hymns were "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" and "I Know that My Redeemer Lives."
Casket bearers were Derek and Timothy Dean, Ricky Cochran, Grandy Bray and Loren and Aaron Pawlitz.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran School.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Wise
Lawrence E. Wise, 81, longtime Winfield resident, died Jan. 13, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
There will be no services. Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden is in charge of arrangements.
Wise was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Hutchinson, a son of Felix Edwin and Sarah Ann Wise. 
After serving in the U.S. Army during the 1940s, he returned to Winfield and worked for Grief Brothers at Strother Field. He retired in 1980 following 30 years of service. 
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Ruth Edwards
ROCK - Services for Ruth M. Edwards were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 1997, in Rock United Methodist Church. The Rev. Cindy Watson officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Leta Beth Wheeler was the pianist, and Lyman Wheeler sang "Amazing Grace" and "Rock of Ages."
Casket bearers were David, Glenn, Tony, Ryan and Kurtis Bowman and George Dennis. 
Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Opal Marousek
WELLINGTON - Opal M. Marousek, 81, retired legal secretary, died Jan. 13, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. The Rev. Randy Abbey will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. 
Calling hours at Frank Funeral Home are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church.
Marousek was born May 27, 1915, near Blackwell, Okla., to Charles A. and Agnes (Ozbun) Guyer.
On Nov. 23, 1946, she married Louis John Marousek in Wellington. He died Sept. 17, 1980.
Marousek was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of the Gamma Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and a life member of the Wellington Parent-Teachers Association.
Survivors include two daughters, LuAnn Chapman, Winfield, and Marilyn Heffron, Wellington; a sister, Etna Riffle, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Laura Bishop
Laura Pauline Bishop, 85, homemaker, of Winfield Rest Haven, died Jan. 12, 1997, in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Belle Plaine Church of Christ. Charles Bishop will officiate, assisted by Ernie Bishop. Burial will be in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home, 219 W. Second, Belle Plaine.
Memorials have been established with the Belle Plaine Church of Christ and Winfield Rest Haven.
Bishop was born Sept. 13, 1911, in St. Joseph, Mo., a daughter of Jacob Miles and Bertie Jane (Woods) Corl. She was the widow of Nevlyn Bishop.
A member of the Belle Plaine Church of Christ, she also belonged to the Farm Bureau, the Republican Committee and Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Nelson Bishop, Belle Plaine, and Charles Bishop, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Melville Corl, Altoona, Pa.; a sister, Lucille Rockenbach, Derby; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Helen Newkirk
OXFORD - Helen L. Newkirk, 89, of Wichita, died Jan. 13, 1997, at Riverview Manor in Oxford.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mission Chapel Mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church in Wichita. Contributions can be made through Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home of Oxford.
Newkirk was born Sept. 24, 1907, in Pana, Ill., to Henry and Luella (Cothern) Hauck. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Anthony, and she attended Hopewell School before moving to Kiowa.
On Oct. 3, 1928, she married A. Wayne Newkirk in Kiowa. They lived in Medicine Lodge and Greensburg before moving to Wichita in 1944. He died in 1975.
Newkirk was employed by Innes Department Store and Walker Brothers. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Ilus Chapter 443, Order of Eastern Star, both in Wichita.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Brooks, Winfield, and Ora Keller, Laurinburg, N.C.; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 15, 1997

Elsie Griffin
NEWTON - Elsie R. Griffin, 74, retired teacher, of Newton, died Jan. 14, 1997, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. Pastor Don Swender will officiate.
Visiting hours at Petersen Funeral Home will be until 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions can be made to any charity.
Griffin was born July 18, 1922, at Climbing Hill, Iowa, a daughter of Alfred and Esther (Chilton) Larsen. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She married John W. Griffin.
A home economics and special education teacher in junior and senior high schools, she taught at the American International School in the Hague, the Netherlands, during part of her career. Her last position was in Sioux City, Iowa, before she retired and moved to Newton.
Survivors include her husband, John W. Griffin Sr., and a son, John W. Griffin Jr., both of Newton; a daughter, Rochelle Lee Ann Griffin, The Netherlands; a brother, Melvin Larsen, Hornick, Iowa; and three sisters, Evie Dawley, New Sharon, Iowa, Altha Larsen, Hornick, Iowa, and Marion Lohse, Kansas City, Mo.

Thursday, January 16, 1997

Mary Baughman
WICHITA - Mary A. (Neer) Baughman, 62, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 7, 1997, at her home in Wichita.
Services were held Jan. 13 with burial in Wichita.
Baughman was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Winfield, a daughter of Charles K. and Mabel G. (Ireland) Neer. She attended school in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1953.
Survivors include a son, John Baughman, and a daughter, Cathy Baughman, both of Wichita; her mother, Mabel G. David, Winfield; a brother, Marvin A. Neer, Florida; and an aunt, Golden May, and an uncle, Bill Ireland, both of Winfield.

Christine Palmer
WICHITA - Christine F. Palmer, 80, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 6, 1997, at Sedgwick Health Care Center in Wichita.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Earnest McClure officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Palmer was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Winfield, a daughter of Oscar and Ethel (Wilson) Palmer. She was educated in Winfield schools.
During World War II, she worked in a defense plant. She was later a homemaker.
Her husbands, Brad Holliway and James Hawkins, preceded her in death.
Palmer lived in Winfield until moving to Wichita in 1981. In 1990 she moved to Sedgwick Health Care Center.
Palmer was a member of Second Baptist Church in Winfield.
Survivors include her brother, Duke Palmer, Kansas City, Kan.

A.J. Radcliff
DEXTER - A.J. "Hi" Radcliff, 95, longtime Dexter farmer and stockman, died Jan. 16, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements.

Leroy Wallace
Services for Leroy J. Wallace, 63, who died Jan. 10, 1997, were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Russ Jones officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
The Winfield Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts conducted military graveside rites.
Special music was "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Bob and Everett Greeno, Darrell McGee, Pete Davis, Doyle Kinyon and Joe Distasio.

Edward Dye
ARKANSAS CITY - Edward "Eddie" Dye, 94, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 15, 1997, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery north of Arkansas City. The Rev. Guy Rendoff will officiate.
A memorial has been established with Medicalodge East.
Dye was born Sept. 16, 1902, in Mulhall, Okla., to Edward and Maggie (York) Dye. On Nov. 29, 1923, he married Cleta Cleo Bannon in Wichita. She died Jan. 13, 1994.
The Dyes had lived in the Cowley County area since 1953, moving here from Blackwell, Okla. 
A section foreman for the Frisco Railroad until his retirement in 1967, Dye was also a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Bierig and Marie Gregg, a brother, Robert Dye, and two sisters, Hazel Bannon and Edna Reeves, all of Arkansas City; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Friday, January 17, 1997

Dr. Warren Buchanan Wooldridge
ARKANSAS CITY - Dr. Warren Buchanan Wooldridge, 76, former chairman of the Southwestern College Fine Arts Department, died Jan. 15, 1997, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City.
A private service has been held. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Warren Wooldridge Endowed Scholarship at Southwestern.
Wooldridge was born Dec. 23, 1920, in Kokomo, Ind., to Edmond and Alice (Buchanan) Wooldridge.
After graduating from Kokomo High School, he attended the University of Indiana in Bloomington. He completed his bachelor's degree in music education and graduated as an officer in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.
For three years during World War II, he served in the Navy aboard a destroyer in the Atlantic. 
In 1943 he married Harriett Rhetts in Marion, Ind. 
Wooldridge earned a master's degree in music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., in 1947.
His first teaching position was as choral and vocal director at the University of Mississippi, a post he held until 1950 when he returned to Indiana University to work on his doctorate. While working on his doctorate, he received a Fulbright grant to study voice and conducting at the Conservatory of Giuseppe Verde in Milan, Italy. After a year in Italy, he returned to Indiana to complete his degree. 
In 1953 Wooldridge became choral and vocal instructor at Terre Haute State College, and in 1954 he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In Madison, besides his vocal and choral duties, he became the director of the "Let's Sing" program produced by the School of the Air. He taught 70,000 school children throughout Wisconsin by radio and held festivals throughout the state to have personal contact with them each year. This program was developed by "Pop" Gordon, a Winfield native, who had chosen Wooldridge to succeed him.
In 1961 Wooldridge became chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Southwestern College. He retired from teaching in 1982 due to his declining health.
Wooldridge was a member of the Delta Chi national fraternity, Masonic Temple, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Chicago Singing Teachers Guild, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity and the Presbyterian Church.
In 1949, while teaching in Mississippi, he was awarded the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award for outstanding community service in establishing a traveling library for Lafayette County. 
During his career, he directed church choirs in Wilmington, Del., Princeton, N.J., Madison, Wis., and Winfield. He also taught summers at San Jose State University in California, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the University of Wisconsin.
Survivors include his wife, Harriett Wooldridge, Winfield; a son, Jonathan Wooldridge, Augusta; a daughter, Jennifer Utt, Arkansas City; and four grandchildren.

Lucille Bradley
Lucille I. Bradley, 89, formerly of 1217 E. 12th in Winfield, died Jan. 15, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and until noon Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Bradley was born July 4, 1907, near Brooklyn, Iowa, to John A. and Nina M. (Light) Wylie. Raised in Iowa, she graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1925.
In 1926, she moved with her parents to Winfield, where she was employed for a number of years in the A.F. Dauber Dry Goods Store and the First National Bank.
In April 1931 she married Thomas H. Stephenson in Winfield. They were founding members of the Winfield Saddle Club. The Stephensons divorced in 1954.
She was employed by Jack Lane Chevrolet from 1949 to 1960. 
In 1960 she married Whitt S. Bradley. They lived in Greensburg. He died in 1965, and she returned to Winfield in 1971.
Bradley had resided at Good Samaritan Village since 1994.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was formerly affiliated with the Winfield Saddle Club.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Edith Darling
EUREKA - Edith Darling, 96, of Eureka, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 15, 1997. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home. Pastor Mark Gruner will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
A memorial has been established with Christ Lutheran Church. Contributions can be sent to the church or funeral home.
Darling was born Nov. 17, 1900, in Winfield, to Russell B. and Minnie (Hittle) Hanna. She taught in Cowley County schools for two years before moving in 1922 to Eureka where she taught in city schools for three years. 
In 1925 she married Dr. W.T. Darling. They owned and operated the Uptown Motel from 1942 to 1970. He died in September 1982. 
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Orton, Morrisville, Pa.; a half-brother, William Hanna, Buena Park, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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