Dean Robert 'Bob' Storbeck
Dean Robert "Bob" Storbeck, 72, civic and business leader, of Winfield,
died on Jan. 24, 1997, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday.
Memorials have been established with the D. Robert Storbeck Scholarship
at Cowley County Community College, the Legacy Regional Community Foundation
or the charity of the donor's choice.
Storbeck was born on April 14, 1924, in Vassar, the son of Robert Fredrick
Storbeck and Pearl Mae Kraft. He attended elementary school in Vassar and
graduated from high school in Lyndon in 1943.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a private first
class from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific in the 2018th Ordinance Maintenance
unit attached to the U.S. Air Force. From 1946 to 1950 he served as a second
lieutenant in the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
In 1950 he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Business
with a bachelor of science degree in business, from Indiana University
in 1963 and from the University of Oklahoma in 1968.
On Aug. 7, 1949, he married Helen Irene Manka.
He worked for Monroe Calculator Machine Co. in Wichita from 1950 to
1951 and with Union National Bank as supervisor in the bookkeeping department
from 1951 to 1952. From 1952 to 1994 he worked at First Federal Saving
and Loan in Winfield where he served as president and as a member of the
board of trustees.
Storbeck had a long association with Rotary International. He had been
a member of the Winfield Rotary Club since 1954 and served as president
from 1961 to 1962.
In 1970-71 he served as district governor of Rotary District 569. He
served as chairman of the Rotary Foundation and a member of the scholarship
committee for District 569 at various times since 1972 ; district 569 treasurer
1974-75 and representative to the council for legislation in Minneapolis-St.
Paul, Minn., in 1974. In 1974 he was also a Paul Harris Fellow.
In 1989 Storbeck was selected as leader of a Rotary Group Study Exchange
team to the Philippines. His wife, Helen, was chosen as chief administrative
officer. Four young women from District 5690 were selected as team members.
The team spent five weeks in the Philippines promoting "Peace and Goodwill"
on a cultural and vocational mission, after which they traveled to Korea
and Japan representing Rotary International.
For over 40 years Storbeck was a member of the First United Methodist
Church where he served as a certified lay reader and lay leader from the
church to the Kansas West conference and on various church committees.
He was also a past president of the Savings and Loan Institute for
Young Executives and a member of the Kansas Savings and Loan League. He
was a board member and ambassador for the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
and a member of the board of trustees of Cowley County Community College
which named the Robert Storbeck Dormitory in his honor. S
Storbeck was a member of the Service Corps of Retired Executives; a
founding member and on the first board of directors of Legacy, a regional
community foundation; and a life member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Storbeck, Winfield; and two sons,
Chris Burton Storbeck and Scott Nelson Storbeck, both of Atlanta, Ga. Another
son, Todd Robert Storbeck, died in 1974.
DENVER - Julius Ogrosky, 48, of Denver, formerly of Winfield, died
of lung cancer on Dec. 26, 1996, in Denver.
A veteran, Ogrosky's cremains were buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery
Ogrosky was born in Winfield, the son of Rollo and Esther Ogrosky.
A 1966 Winfield High School graduate, he worked for the U.S Postal
Service in Denver.
Survivors include a friend, Samuel E. Littles, Denver, and a sister,
Melissa Ogrosky, Chicago.
Services for Donald E. Helin, 64, who died Jan. 18, 1997, were held
at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Winfield. Mike
Thompson, post commander, officiated.
Helin's body was donated to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Honorary casket bearers were Bob Dobson, Sam Kuepker, Ralph Harper,
Allen Pike, Mike Reynolds, Butch Kelly and Danny Edwards.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita,
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for Blanche E. Heathman, 102, who died Jan. 20,
1997, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Steven
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
WICHITA - William H. "Bill" Mitchell, 80, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield,
died Jan. 27, 1997, at the Andover Care Facility.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Broadway Christian Church
in Wichita. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Broadway Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Broadway Christian Church.
Mitchell was born Jan. 31, 1917, at May, Okla., to William Joseph and
Laura May (Baughman) Mitchell. On Sept. 30, 1939, he married Lena Anderson
A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a retired Acme Lithographers
Mitchell was a longtime member of Broadway Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Mitchell, and a son, David Dean Mitchell,
both of Wichita; two daughters, Janet Lynn Sourk, St. Joseph, Mo., and
Sharon Ann Baxter, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a half-brother, John F. Holler,
Lebanon, Mo.; two sisters, Phoebe Wolken, Lebanon, Mo., and Leora Greenstreet,
Pocatello, Idaho, and eight grandchildren.
GREAT BEND - George Fredrick Glass, 73, of Great Bend, formerly of
Winfield, died Jan. 20, 1997, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.
A private burial was held at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Bryant-Christians
Funeral Home in Great Bend was in charge of arrangements.
Glass was born March 26, 1923, in Augusta, a son of William and Edna
A. (Keeler) Glass. A longtime area resident, he moved from Winfield to
Great Bend where he was a custodian for USD 428 before retiring.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Glass was a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars in Great Bend.
Survivors include a son, George Eugene Glass, and two daughters, Lani
Glass and Melissa Glass Settle, all of Wichita; a brother, William A. Glass,
Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Gladys McDonald, Great Bend; and three grandchildren.
WICHITA - Mary Buck, 93, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Jan.
24, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Union Cemetery in Winfield.
Cochran Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association.
Buck was born Dec. 20, 1903, at Winfield to William Henry and Josephine
On March 21, 1921, she married Azro Allen Buck Jr. in Wichita. He died
Jan. 15, 1997.
Buck was a retired cream tester for Safeway.
Survivors include a son, Charles K. Buck, Slidell, La.; a daughter,
Margaret Boyd, Wichita; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and
HUTCHINSON - Cleda Genevra Warner, 99, retired teacher, of Hutchinson,
died Jan. 27, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Evangelical Free Church,
South Hutchinson. Pastor David Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in
Friends may call until 9 tonight at Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson.
A memorial has been established with Meals on Wheels.
Warner was born Aug. 20, 1897, in Richmond, a daughter of John Calvin
and Sarah Margaret (Aiken) Taylor.
She received a lifetime teaching certificate from Kansas State Agricultural
College and graduated from Sterling College with a degree in elementary
On June 5, 1918, she married Don C. Warner in Clay Center. He died
Aug. 21, 1955.
A retired teacher, Warner taught at a mission school in Kentucky and
later at Jetmore and Coats.
Warner was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, South Hutchinson,
and one of the first women ordained as an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
She was also a member and past president of the Iris Club.
Survivors include two sons, Howard Warner, Hutchinson, and Ronald Warner,
West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Lela Byrum, Hutchinson, Doris Richardson,
Winfield, and Mary Poole, Stafford; 31 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren
and several great-great-grandchildren.
BELLE PLAINE - Carrie B. Plagge, 97, of Wellington, formerly of Belle
Plaine and Winfield, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Oxford.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Belle Plaine United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Laurence Hastings will officiate. Burial will
be in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
in Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home.
Born Aug. 22, 1899, in Winfield, Plagge was a daughter of Luther and
Mary (Bunner) McGowan. She was the widow of August Ernie Plagge.
A homemaker, Plagge was a member of the Belle Plaine United Methodist
Church and Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Plagge, Wichita, and Don Plagge, Tampa,
Fla.; a daughter, F. Virginia Grier, Sullivan, Mo.; a brother, Earl McGowan,
Winfield; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
AMARILLO, Texas - Blanche G. Bush, 94, of Amarillo, formerly of Winfield
and Douglass, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Amarillo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Christian Church
in Douglass. The Rev. Cliff Muci will officiate. Burial will be in Douglass
Smith Mortuary of Douglass is in charge of local arrangements. Blackburn
Shaw Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements in Amarillo.
A memorial has been established with the Douglass Senior Center Building
Bush was born near Winfield, to John and Matilda Frielinger. She attended
the rural Red Top school.
She married Marion Porter in 1923, and he died in 1937.
Her second husband, Robert T. Bush, of Douglass, whom she married in
1944, died in 1978.
From 1942 to 1944 Bush served as a business manager and telephone operator
in Douglass, and she retired from Cessna Aircraft in 1961.
Bush was active in the First Christian Church of Douglass, serving
as church clerk and member of the choir for many years.
In 1983 Bush moved to Amarillo to be with her daughter. She was a member
of the First Christian Church of Amarillo and the Congenial Couples Sunday
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Brod, Amarillo; a stepdaughter,
Bobbie Galbraith, Wichita; a sister, Hilda Bard, Pueblo West, Colo.; six
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - W.E. "Sparky" Barker, 79, retired mail carrier, of
Arkansas City, died Jan. 29, 1997, in Medicalodge East.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church.
The Revs. Wade C. Graber and Emory Day will officiate. Burial will be in
Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at
Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church Bell
Choir and the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Contributions
can be made through the funeral home.
Barker was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Winfield to Delbert and Grace (Thirsk)
Baker. He was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School
in 1933 and from Cowley County Community College in 1935.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army postal service. He
also served in the National Guard for 22 years and retired with the rank
of master sergeant.
On Dec. 27, 1938, he married Maxine Brewer in Arkansas City.
Barker worked at the Arkansas City post office for 35 years, the first
18 as a city carrier and the last 17 as a rural carrier. He retired in
Barker was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, was active
in church and community leadership, sold real estate and insurance and
built several houses. He was a member of Shelton-Beatty Post 18 of the
American Legion, Crescent Lodge 133 AF&AM and Midian Shrine, and he
was the 50th president of the Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Barker, Arkansas City; two daughters,
Janice Lynne Salisbury, Arkansas City, and Cindy Ann Bailey, Mulvane; a
brother, James Lee Barker, Wichita; six grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
HOUSTON - Verna Irene Simons, 91, of Houston, formerly of Spring Hill,
died Jan. 28, 1997, in Houston.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the art department at the University
of Kansas. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of
Simons was born April 4, 1905, near Spring Hill, to James and Eva (Mower)
Cuddeback. She graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1923 and attended
the University of Kansas.
On Aug. 12, 1928, she married Verne Franklin Simons in Spring Hill.
They lived in Chicago a year before moving to Houston where she was a homemaker.
He died May 4, 1981.
Simons helped finance scientific expeditions to Egypt and Madagascar
and was a member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Primate
Center. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church in Houston.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Simons, Houston, and Dr. Elwyn
Simons, Durham, N.C.; a brother, George Cuddeback, Spring Hill; a sister,
Margaret Cuddeback, Shawnee Mission; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
CEDAR VALE - Glorine McGregor, 72, of Cedar Vale, formerly of Winfield,
died Jan. 29, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Cedar Vale First Baptist
Church. Burial will be in Ozro Falls Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale from 1 to 8
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
McGregor was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Cedar Vale, a daughter of Henry
Iver and Pauline (Holroyd) Johnson.
She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1941; attended college
in Manhattan and Pittsburg and received her bachelor's degree in English
from Southwestern College. She received a master's degree in special education
and a degree in library science from Emporia State University.
On Oct. 24, 1942, she married Harold S. McGregor at her parents' home
in rural Cedar Vale.
McGregor taught in several area country schools, including at Country
View in 1964, then in the Winfield school system as an English teacher
in 1965. She became librarian at Winfield Middle School in 1974 and retired
The McGregors moved to Cedar Vale in 1987.
Survivors include her husband, Harold McGregor, Cedar Vale; a son,
Bob McGregor, Winfield; three daughters, Winifred Nash, Bath, Mich., Carol
Melugin, Houston, Mo.; and Becky Rierson, Leon; a brother, Mark Johnson,
Cedar Vale; two sisters, Marila Hart, Cedar Vale, and Anna Laura Price,
Shawnee Mission; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Harold E. "Jack" Skinner, 80, of Winfield, formerly of Burden, died
on Jan. 30, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Burden Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home in Burden from 10 a.m. to
8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials have been established with the Burden Baptist Church and
the Evangelical Free Church in Winfield.
Skinner was born on Jan. 30, 1917, in Fairbury, Neb., the son of James
E. and Carrie (McIntosh) Skinner. He attended Burden High School.
On Dec. 31, 1935, he married Treva L. Dyer in Burden.
He worked at various jobs in Cowley County including as a roustabout
for Texaco from 1950 to 1962 and as owner of Skinner's Market in Burden
from 1962 to 1971.
A member of the Burden First Baptist Church, he had lived in Winfield
Survivors include his wife, Treva Skinner, Winfield; two sons, Robert
"Skip" Skinner, Salina, and Jack Skinner, Clearwater; a daughter, Sharon
Shetlar, Winfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
CEDAR VALE - Harold C. Ridings, 87, retired farmer and cattleman, of
Cedar Vale, died Jan. 30, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Cedar Vale First Baptist
Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale from 1 to 8
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church.
Ridings was born Feb. 20, 1909, in Cowley County, a son of LeRoy and
Edith (Burt) Ridings. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1927.
On May 6, 1936, he married Luciel A. Kingsbury in Okemah, Okla.
Ridings worked as a farmer, cattleman and custom combiner.
Survivors include his wife, Luciel Ridings, Cedar Vale; a son, Jim
Ridings, Pierre, S.D.; a daughter, Marcia Bacon, Oolagah, Okla.; eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
OLATHE - Eva Bilyeu, 83, of Good Samaritan in Olathe, formerly of Winfield,
died at Good Samaritan in Olathe on Jan. 31, 1997.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery
in Winfield. The Rev. Russ Jones will officiate.
Visiting hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris
A memorial has been established with Good Samaritan, 20705 W. 151st
St., Olathe, KS 66061.
Bilyeu was born on Jan. 20, 1914, in Caneyville, the daughter of Ben
Frank and Golda Mae (Wilson) Humphries. She attended Grenola schools.
On March 24, 1935, she married Harold W. Bilyeu in Miami, Okla. He
died on Jan. 11, 1975.
A resident of Winfield for 45 years, she moved to Olathe in March 1981.
She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice K. Hooper, Overland Park.
Lyman Burgess, 96, retired bicycle repairman and state hospital credit
manager, of Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, died Feb. 1, 1997.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist
Church. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. in Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette, is in charge of Satanta arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Southwestern College or Grace
United Methodist Church.
Burgess was born Aug. 17, 1900, in Flora, Ill., a son of Grant and
Lucella Burgess. The family moved from Flora to rural Oxford in 1909, then
to the Tisdale community and later to a farm north of Sublette. He graduated
from Satanta High School.
On Sept. 3, 1925, Burgess married Ruby Day, and they moved to Kenton,
Okla., to begin their ministry together. They served Methodist churches
in Johnson and Tisdale, returning as student pastors while finishing college.
After they both graduated from Southwestern College in 1931, they moved
back to Kenton and to the ministry.
They later went into the hotel business in Satanta and managed the
Calbeck Hotel and Coffee Shop in Pratt for 10 years. Lyman became the business
manager of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina and later the assistant
business manager and then business manager at Southwestern College.
In 1950 the family moved to Mackville to own and operate a Gamble's
store. He became credit manager of Winfield State Hospital and Training
Center in 1956 and retired from there in 1966.
He operated a bicycle repair shop on College Street until his second
retirement in 1990, when he moved to Cumbernauld Village.
Ruby Burgess died Nov. 15, 1995.
Burgess had 50 years of perfect attendance at Rotary and was named
a Paul Harris Fellow by the Winfield Rotary Club. He was a founding member
of the Winfield State Hospital Credit Union and a recipient of the Southwestern
College Alumni Recognition Award.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Burgess, Stafford; three grandchildren
and a great-granddaughter.
Minnie R. (Bowen) Knudson, 72, of Winfield, formerly of Arkansas City,
died Jan. 31, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lighthouse Mission,
formerly the IXL Indian Methodist Church, in Arkansas City. Burial will
be in the Ponca Indian Cemetery in Ponca City, Okla.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home, Arkansas City, until 9 tonight
and at the church until service time Tuesday.
Knudson was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Walters, Okla., one of twin daughters
of John and Carol (Wilcox) Bowen. She married Marvin Knudson.
Knudson was an activity specialist at Winfield State Hospital and Training
Center where she had worked since 1968. She had been the minister of the
IXL Indian Methodist Church for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin Knudson, Winfield, and a stepson,
Jonathan Knudson, Wellington.
Dorothy V. Lawless, 87, died Jan. 31, 1997, at Walnut Hill Nursing
Center in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home in Burden until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with Walnut Hill Nursing Center.
Lawless was born Oct. 9, 1909, in Belle Plaine, to Ernest and Nellie
Mary (Turner) Lawless. She graduated from high school in Belle Plaine.
For several years she taught in country schools near Belle Plaine and
later did domestic work in Wichita.
Lawless moved to Walnut Hill in February 1992.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Charles Craig, Winfield, nieces
WICHITA - Charles Darrell "Stu" Stewart, 55, of Wichita, died Jan.
31, 1997, in Wichita.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Pastor
Don Duncan officiated. Burial was in Mulvane Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Union Rescue Mission.
Stewart was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Shattuck, Okla., a son of Arnold
David Stewart and Geneva Irene (Allison) Nuss.
Stewart worked in the receiving department at Boeing Aircraft.
A Baptist, he was also a member of United Way.
Survivors include two sons, Bo Crumb, Winfield, and Darrell Stewart,
Wichita; a daughter, Teresa Dawson, Latham; two brothers, David Stewart,
Wichita, and Dwane Stewart, Udall; three stepbrothers, Larry Kilts and
Gary Kilts, both of Wichita, and Joe Kilts, Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Golden I. May, 81, a resident of Winfield for over 75 years, died Feb.
2, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church
in Winfield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 8 tonight and until
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association. Contributions
can be made through the church or funeral home.
May was born June 5, 1915, in Bolivar, Mo., a daughter of Marvin D.
and Jessie A. (Bogue) Ireland. In 1919 the family moved to Winfield where
she was raised and educated. She was a Winfield High School graduate.
On June 5, 1934, she married Glenn W. May in Winfield. They resided
in Winfield throughout their marriage. He died Nov. 19, 1991. She had resided
at Winfield Rest Haven since March 1993.
A homemaker, May had been active in the First Baptist Church where
she served on many boards. She had also served with the Cowley County Election
Board for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Marion G. May, Winfield, and Roger E. May,
Healdton, Okla.; a daughter, Joan Miller, Derby; a brother, Bill Ireland,
and a sister, Mabel G. David, both of Winfield; six grandchildren and a
Lola M. Cales, 76, of 302 Iowa, lifelong Winfield resident, died Feb.
5, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland
Memorials have been established with the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases
Association, Hospice Inc. and William Newton Memorial Hospital Home Health
Cales was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Winfield, a daughter of Forrest O.
and Metta (Byers) Tucker. On Dec. 30, 1944, she married M.J. "Mose" Cales
in Newkirk, Okla.
Cales worked for Boeing during World War II and retired from Binney
& Smith in 1975.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, M.J. "Mose" Cales, Winfield; two sons,
Larry D. Trotter, Winfield, and Max M. Cales, Arkansas City; and three
BURDEN - Services for Harold E. "Jack" Skinner were held at 2 p.m.
Feb. 4, 1997, in the Burden Baptist Church. The Rev. Art Hays and Pastor
Steve Strom officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
Wanda Mackey was the organist. Maxine Williams and Mike Bailey sang
"Amazing Grace" and "Blessed Assurance." The congregation sang "How Great
Honorary casket bearers were Beth Finan and Shannon Ryan.
Casket bearers were Robert and Aaron Shetlar and Jerol, Chad, Wade
and Jason Skinner.
Memorials have been established with the Burden Baptist Church and
Evangelical Free Church in Winfield.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden was in charge of arrangements.
GROVE, Okla. - Robert L. Davis, 79, of Grove, formerly of Winfield,
died Feb. 4, 1997, in St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Buzzard Cemetery in Grove.
Marvin Tunnell will officiate. Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home is in charge
Davis was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Caney, to Robert R. and Jennie (Keating)
Davis. On April 17, 1938, he married Helen Purbin in Newkirk, Okla.
A World War II veteran, Davis served in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Davis was a drilling supervisor for Wakefield Drilling Co. in Winfield
for 21 years before retiring in 1982.
The family also lived in Liberal and Tyrone, Okla., before moving to
Grove in 1987.
He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Davis, Grove; two daughters, Beverly
Hinsdale, Hutchinson, and Joanna S. Michels, Wall, S.D.; three sisters,
Treva Alford, Denver, Maxine Stepson, Austin, Texas, and Helen L. Walker,
McPherson; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bertha E. Wilson, 79, homemaker, of 1212 Lowry, Winfield, died Feb.
3, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland
A memorial has been established with Winfield Youth Baseball.
Wilson was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Winfield. She was raised by Luther
Beard and her mother, Pansy Patience (Boster) Beard.
On Jan. 14, 1936, she married Alva T. Wilson in Winfield.
A member of the Salvation Army Church, she had worked in food service
for St. Mary's Hospital and USD 465.
Survivors include her husband, Alva Wilson, Winfield; 15 of 19 children,
including nine sons, Perry, Allen, Mike, Joe, Jack, Richard, Marvin and
Bill Wilson, all of Winfield, and Don Wilson of Dexter, and six daughters,
Alvalene Jones, Pat Helphingstine and Bonnie Bellew, all of Winfield, Maxine
McHenry, Downs, and June Spencer and Kay Paxton, both of Jay, Okla.; four
brothers, Marvin Beard, Howard, Ivan Beard, Newton, and Oliver Beard and
Lester Beard, both of Wichita; three sisters, Ilene Beard, Newton, and
Maxine Ireton and Effie Mae Beard, both of Winfield; 57 grandchildren,
80 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
WELLINGTON - Leona M. Brownlee, 95, former Ashton postmaster, died
Feb. 2, 1997, at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center in Wellington.
Services were held Feb. 4 in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery Chapel at Arkansas
A memorial has been established with the Good Samaritan Center.
Brownlee was born May 5, 1901, to Alonzo and Olive (Farren) Manly.
On May 8, 1919, she married Frank Brownlee.
Brownlee retired as postmaster of Ashton after 32 years of service.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Ashton and the National
Her husband preceded her in death in 1975.
Survivors include a son, Delbert Brownlee, Wellington; two daughters,
Bessie Harder, Arkansas City, and Nadine Wolf, Grove, Okla.; a sister,
Grace Smith, Burden; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine
Charles C. York, 75, of 1800 Ritchie in Winfield, died Feb. 5, 1997,
at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn United Methodist
Church in Derby and at 3 p.m. in White Cemetery at Hunter, Okla. The Revs.
Jerre Nolte and Alan Lindal will officiate. Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Grace United Methodist Church
York was born Aug. 20, 1921, at Apache, Okla., to the Rev. O.W. and
Jessie (Criss) York. He attended schools in Tonkawa, Okla., and served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On March 27, 1939, he married Lataine Young in Winfield.
For 45 years York worked for Beech Aircraft, both in Wichita in the
experimental section and as manager of manufacturing at the Selma, Ala.,
plant. He retired in 1986.
A Winfield resident for the past 15 months, York moved here from Bartlesville,
Okla. He had also been a Derby resident for 25 years.
In Derby he was a charter member of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church,
a member of the Derby order of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and a member
of the board of directors of the Alabama Rehabilitation Center in Selma.
He worked for many years in the Boy Scouts and in various church groups.
Survivors include his wife, Lataine York, Winfield; two sons, Robert
W. York, Valencia, Calif., and Criss M. York, Derby; two daughters, Carolyn
Alley, Winfield, and Marilyn Vinson, Springfield, Mo.; a brother, J.E.
York, Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
OXFORD - Walter "Wicks" Pappan, 84, of Oxford, died Feb. 4, 1997, at
Riverview Manor in Oxford.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oxford Christian
Church. The Rev. Danny Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
Memorials have been established with Riverview Manor and the Oxford
Christian church. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Pappan was born March 15, 1912, on the Kaw Indian reservation at Washunga,
Okla., a son of Murphy and Effie (Withe) Pappan.
Most of his young adult life was spent working on ranches in and around
Hardy, Okla. He was employed by the Chapman-Barnard Ranch near Foraker,
Okla., and the N.T. Olsen Ranch at Hardy.
On March 31, 1932, he married Sylvia Killingsworth in Newkirk, Okla.
After many years of ranch work, Pappan went to work for the Missouri
Pacific Railroad from which he retired after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Pappan, Oxford; a son, Walter Pappan,
Greensburg; two daughters, Donna Wilson and Charlotte Shaw-Gribble, and
a sister, Dorcas Tate, all of Wichita; nine grandchildren, including Bill
Shaw of Wellington, whom Pappan and his wife raised, and several great-grandchildren.
TULSA, Okla. - Vincent V. Turpin, 82, of Tulsa, formerly of Ponca City,
Okla., and Winfield, died Dec. 6, 1996, at his home.
A private service was held in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Ponca City
under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
A memorial was established with Gospel Recordings International, 122
Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026-5889.
Turpin was born Jan. 14, 1914, at Winfield, to Ashby and Mary Virginia
(Sparks) Turpin. He grew up on the family farm south of Winfield. He attended
Excelsior Rural School and graduated from Winfield High School in 1933.
While growing up, he was employed on several farms in the Winfield area.
On June 30, 1935, he married Vivian Parkerson, also of Winfield. They
moved to a farm northwest of Ponca City where they lived and farmed. They
moved to Westminster Village in July 1985 and to Tulsa in 1995.
While living in Ponca City, they were affiliated with the Church of
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Turpin, Tulsa; two daughters, Marcia
Howland, Topeka, and Linda Arnold, Beaumont, Texas; two sisters, Virginia
Wonder and Gertrude Muret, both of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren and
WALDPORT, Ore. - Walter P. "Bill" Cochran, 79, of Waldport, formerly
of Winfield, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Waldport.
At his request, no service was held.
Cochran was born Nov. 25, 1917, at Rock, to William G. and Clara (Scofield)
Cochran. When he was two, his parents moved to Winfield where he grew up
and attended school.
In 1936 he moved to Oregon where he married Vivian Collins, also from
Winfield. Later they divorced.
During World War II he served in the Ship Repair Unit of the U.S. Navy.
His ship, the USS Hamul, a destroyer tender, was on active duty in both
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
After the war, Cochran moved to Eugene, Ore., where he worked as a
foreman in body and fender shops. Later he owned and operated Superior
Body and Fender Service in Eugene for several years, after which he moved
to the coast. At that time, he bought the Agate Beach Tavern near Newport,
Ore. He operated that business until his retirement.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Cochran, Corvallis, Ore.,
Clara Jo Randall, Portland, Ore., and Janice Taylor, Canby, Ore.; a brother,
Adrian Cochran, Hutchinson; a sister, Josephine Hayes, Dexter, Ore.; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Gerald H. Anderson, 68, of Arkansas City, died Feb.
6, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in Trinity Episcopal
Church. The Rev. William R. Fulton will officiate.
There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.
Memorials have been established with the Grace Episcopal Endowment
Fund in Winfield and the Midian Shrine Temple Plane of Mercy Fund. Contributions
can be left at Hawks Funeral Home.
Anderson was born May 11, 1928, in Greeley, Colo., to Frank Sidney
and Susan Margaret (Walker) Anderson. He was raised in the Greeley area.
On June 24, 1959, he married Eleanor M. Slatt in Greeley.
Anderson graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a
master's degree and did advanced studies in computers at Colorado State
University in Fort Collins.
He taught in Norwood, Loveland and Alt, Colo., and later at Northwestern
University in Gunnison, Colo., and Lamar Junior College in Lamar, Colo.
The Andersons moved to Arkansas City in 1968 when he began teaching
at Cowley County Community College. He was also the director of the college's
data processing center until he retired in 1990 and wrote and edited several
Anderson was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Winfield and had
served on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arkansas City. He was
a member of the Norwood, Colo., Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Wichita Midian
Shrine Temple and Cowley County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the
National Education Association and the Good Sam Camping Club and had been
a Boy Scout leader.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Anderson, Arkansas City; a son,
Edward S. Anderson, Topeka; two daughters, Susan Anderson-Mefford, Arkansas
City, and Donna White, Topeka; and three grandchildren.
EL DORADO - Velma B. Booth, 87, longtime resident of Cambridge and
Winfield, died Feb. 7, 1997, in El Dorado.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial
will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and
before services Monday.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association. Contributions
can be made through the funeral home.
A more complete obituary will be printed in Saturday's Courier.