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Velma Booth 
EL DORADO - Velma B. Booth, 87, of El Dorado, 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 in Winfield. 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 may be made through the funeral home.
Booth was born April 4, 1909, in Beaver County, Okla., one of four children born to Chester P. and Margaret (Schollenbarger) Bertrand. When she was an infant, the family moved to a farm near Cambridge where she was raised and educated. A 1928 graduate of Cambridge High School, she was employed for several years as a telephone operator in Cambridge.
On Aug. 30, 1933, she married Ward E. Booth in Cottonwood Falls. They resided in Cambridge for over 20 years before moving to Ottawa in 1955. They lived in the Blackwell, Welch and Drumright areas of Oklahoma for several years. Following her husband's death in 1965, she moved to Winfield.
A homemaker, she lived in Winfield for nearly 30 years. For the past three years she had resided with her granddaughter and family in El Dorado.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Gray, Winfield, and Nancy Bair, West Hills, Calif.; a sister, Mayme Hendrickson, Winfield; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Velma Booth
Services for Velma B. Booth, 87, who died Feb. 7, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Revs. Rob Winslow and Wade C. Graber officiated. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery.
Rebecca Thesman was the organist, and Graber sang "Blessed Assurance." Congregational hymns were "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus," "Jesus Loves Me" and "My Hope Is Built."
Casket bearers were Paul Brown, Robert Hendrick, Armand Hillier, Kim and Spencer Howell and John Short.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association.

Walter Pappan
Services for Walter "Wicks" Pappan, 84, who died Feb. 4, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7, 1997, in Oxford Christian Church. The Rev. Danny Ginn officiated. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery.
Amy Shaw was the pianist and Jill Hiten was the vocalist.
Special selections were "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Fill My Cup, Lord."
Ushers were Chad Renn and Greg Renn.
Honorary casket bearers were Bill Shaw, Linn Shaw, Don Gribble II, Stuart Gribble, Joel Wilson and Walter Russell Pappan.
Casket bearers were Carl Dennett, Pat Newman, Gary Barton, Don Gribble, Jim Schiff, Holton Payne and Marvin Jensen.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Young
Lorraine Young, 90, of Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, formerly of Hutchinson, died Feb. 7, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. 
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson.
A memorial has been established with Cumbernauld Village Nursing Facility, 716 Tweed, Winfield, KS 67156.
Young was born March 31, 1906, in Herington, a daughter of Edgar and Maude Ann (Ashley) Scripter. She was a graduate of Herington High School.
On Dec. 24, 1926, she married Roy D. Young of Herington. He died Oct. 19, 1948.
Young, after moving to Hutchinson in 1936, was a broker at Waddell & Reed Inc. and John C. Oswald Real Estate before her retirement.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Class at the church, the American Business Women's Association and the Travel Club, all of Hutchinson.
Survivors include two sisters, Wilma Jean Holcombe, Sepulveda, Calif., and Lois Beasley, St. Louis, and several nieces and nephews.

Walter Ball
ARKANSAS CITY - Walter Alvin Ball, 68, retired Gordan-Piatt Energy Group welding supervisor, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 8, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Ball was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Ritchey, Mo., to Earl and Hattie (Stockton) Ball. He was raised in Granby, Mo., and moved to Arkansas City with his family in 1943.
On Dec. 1, 1945, he married Doris Riggs in Winfield. They made their home in Arkansas City throughout their marriage.
Ball was a welder and welding supervisor for Gordon-Piatt before retiring in 1992 after 38 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Ball, and a son, Clifford Ball, both of Arkansas City; a daughter, Diane Rankin, Elmore City, Okla.; two brothers, Ora Lee Ball, Arkansas City, and Ray Ball, Winfield; four sisters, Lorene Barclay and Irene Richardson, both of Arkansas City, Wanda Barker, Kildare, Okla., and Jessie Sidner, Summer, Wash.; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Martha Wilhelm
HOISINGTON - Martha Ernst Wilhelm, 96, lifelong resident of the Hoisington-Galatia area, died Feb. 8, 1997, at Integrated Health Services in Great Bend.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Pastor Gary Teske will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery at Galatia.
A prayer service will be held at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church of Great Bend.
Wilhelm was born Aug. 26, 1900, in Rush County, a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Elizabeth (Schuerman) Ernst.
On May 28, 1923, she married Henry Wilhelm Jr. in Great Bend. He died Oct. 24, 1960.
Survivors include a son, LeRoy E. Wilhelm, Great Bend; three daughters, Darlene Rundle, Garden City, Janiece Cowan, Douglass, and Janeal Rodecape, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, George Bisterfeldt, Santa Clara, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Samuel Detrick
BELLE PLAINE - Samuel Robert Detrick, 17-month-old son of Robert and Marti Detrick of Belle Plaine, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Belle Plaine United Methodist Church. Ernie Bishop and Mike Ballard will officiate with the Rev. Lauerence Hastings assisting. Burial will be in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
Samuel was born June 27, 1995, in Wichita, to Robert and Marti Gayle (Bishop) Detrick of Belle Plaine.
Survivors include his parents and a sister, Maggie Detrick, all of Belle Plaine; and his grandparents, Bill and Linda Detrick, Manteca, Calif., Nelson and Ernestine Bishop, Belle Plaine, John and Lucille Gurley, Abilene, Texas, Inez Detrick, Merkel, Texas, and Ernest and Louise Golightly, Winfield.

Lola Cales
Services for Lola M. Cales, 76, who died Feb. 5, 1997, were held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Jean Wooddell. Wilma Anglemyer sang "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Amazing Grace" and "Beyond the Sunset."
Casket bearers were Bryan, Gregory and Bret Cales, Norman Reep, Dick Shaw and Rick Heinzman.
Memorials have been established with the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Association, Hospice Inc. and William Newton Memorial Hospital Home Health Care.

Charles York
DERBY - Services for Charles C. York, 75, who died Feb. 5, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 in Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby. The Revs. Allan Lyndale and Jerre Nolte officiated.
Burial was held at 3 p.m. in White Cemetery at Hunter, Okla.
Thelda Delamarter, the organist, sang "In the Garden," and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Kyle A., Lance A. and Damon L. York, Thad M. and Russell C. Vinson and Brian L. Fleck.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marion Jacot
MOLINE - Marion Eugene Jacot, 66, of Moline, died Feb. 9, 1997, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moline United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Moline American Legion post in Moline Cemetery. 
Memorials have been established with the Moline United Methodist Church and the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University.
Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
Jacot was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Chautauqua County to Floyd Arnold and Clara Violet (Gruben) Jacot. He attended Center rural school and graduated from Moline High School in 1948.
After being employed in construction work, Jacot served with the U.S. Navy, including the Korean Conflict, from 1950 to 1954.
On Dec. 30, 1954, he married Lois Charlene Winn in Howard. 
Jacot became a laboratory technician for the state highway department in 1954 and remained in that position until his retirement. He also raised cattle and devoted much of his life to ranching.
Jacot was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1186 in Independence and was a former commander of Ferguson Spease American Legion Post in Moline. He served 20 years on the board of directors of Rural Water District 1 in Elk County and was a member of the Moline United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Jacot, and a son, Jason Jacot, both of Moline; two daughters, Beth Moore, Moline, and Marge Riggin, Parsons; two brothers, Leland Jacot, Happy Jack, Ariz., and Paul Jacot, Moline; two sisters, Marge Trayer, Cottonwood Falls, and Marilyn Powers, Derby; and three grandchildren.

Mabel David
Mabel G. David, 83, a resident of Winfield for over 75 years, died Feb. 9, 1997, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Contributions can be made at the hospital or funeral home.
David was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Bolivar, Mo., to Marvin D. and Jessie A. (Bogue) Ireland. In 1919 the family moved to Winfield where Mabel was raised and educated. She graduated from Winfield High School.
On Oct. 3, 1931, she married Charles K. Neer in Winfield. He died May 6, 1957.
On Jan. 2, 1968, she married Lavern Francis. He died Nov. 1, 1975.
On April 4, 1982, she married Homer E. David. He died Sept. 18, 1993.
David began employment in the business office of William Newton Memorial Hospital in 1956 and retired as business office supervisor at the hospital in 1982.
A member of the First Baptist Church, she was affiliated with the William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
Survivors include a son, Marvin A. Neer, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three stepsons, Carmen E. David, Farmington, N.M., Jerry L. David, Tucson, Ariz., and Jack Francis, Hamburg, Iowa; four stepdaughters, Catherine Andreae, Winfield, Zenda Thomas and Glenda Rich, both of Big Piney, Wyo., and Joy Spargur, Creston, Iowa; a brother, Bill Ireland, Winfield; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

William Wise
WICHITA - William Leroy Wise, 59, of Wichita, died Feb. 8, 1997, at Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery west of Winfield. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before services Saturday.
A memorial has been established for the benefit of his family. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Wise was born March 18, 1937, in Wichita, to Loren J. and Esta L. (Fruits) Wise. He was raised and educated in Wichita.
In 1956 he married Judy Sparkman. They lived in Wichita throughout their marriage and later divorced.
Wise was an automotive painter and body and fender mechanic.
Survivors include a son, Bill Wise, Brackton, Mo.; a daughter, Cathy Wise, Wichita; three brothers, Bob Wise and Jack Wise, both of Wichita, and John Wise, Oregon; four sisters, his twin sister, Waunita P. Schmitt, Carroll Briley, Pamela Larson and Dixie Oatsvall, all of Wichita; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

William Wise
Services for William Leroy Wise, 59, who died Feb. 8, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Harlan Buettner officiated. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Special vocal music selections were "Heartaches of a Fool" by Willie Nelson and "That Ain't the Way I Wanna Go" by David Allen Coe.
Casket bearers were James Briley, Dutch Honer, Doug Robertson, Ed Schmitt and Billy and Jack Wise.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Wise family.

Bernice Parmenter
Bernice A. Parmenter, 84, of 1413 Pine Terrace in Winfield, died Feb. 10, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. 
The casket will be closed for the funeral, but friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Parmenter was born Feb. 2, 1913, in Winfield, to George Benjamin and Mabel Rosecrans Wooddell. Raised and educated in Winfield, she graduated from Winfield High School and later attended Southwestern College.
In August 1939 she married Arthur W. Kindt in Winfield. They made their first home in Rock before moving to a farm north of Winfield in 1943. They lived and worked on the farm until he died Jan. 17, 1952.
In 1956 she married Raymond O. Parmenter. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage. He died Oct. 24, 1976.
Parmenter had worked in the Cowley Country Treasurer's Office and as secretary for Harry Rupp Service in Winfield. 
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was formerly affiliated with the Ladies Aid Society, the Winfield Business and Professional Women, the women's auxiliary of the Cowley County Fair Association and the Walnut Valley Extension Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include a son, Roger Kindt, Huntsville, Texas; a daughter, Karen Wright, Winfield; a stepson, Dan Parmenter, Winfield; two brothers, Philo Wooddell, Winfield, and Richard Wooddell, Blackwell, Okla.; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Ruth Voigtlander
ARKANSAS CITY - Ruth L. Voigtlander, 83, homemaker, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 10, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ashton. Loren Grimes will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions can be left at Hawks Funeral Home.
Voigtlander was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Wellington, a daughter of Isaiah Reed and Maude Bell (Wickery) McClaskey.
She married Ernest Dewey Voigtlander on Aug. 21, 1935, in Anthony. They moved to Arkansas City in the early 1940s. He died June 11, 1977.
Survivors include a son, Ernest Eugene Voigtlander, Arkansas City; four daughters, Mary Long and Martha Buchanan, both of Arkansas City, Eva Duncan, Sedan, and JoAnn Stoddard, Rock; a stepdaughter, Pearl Wolf, Lees Summit, Mo.; a sister, Helen Baker, Wellington; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth L. Jackson, 61, a trucker, of 211 N. Park in Winfield, died Feb. 10, 1997, while working in Rochelle, Ill.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday.
Memorials have been established with the American Lung Association and Grace United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home. 
Jackson was born Feb. 18, 1935, south of Burden, to Harry O. "Hap" and Iris P. (Foster) Jackson. He attended Burden and rural Hardscrabble schools before moving to Winfield with his family in 1947. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1954.
In 1956 he married Ladena McCaslin, and they resided in Winfield. They later divorced.
On Feb. 25, 1966, he married Donna Mortimer in Winfield.
Jackson was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Winfield for 19 1/2 years. He later worked as a driver for Becker Trucking in El Dorado, Bray Transportation in Oklahoma and Marvin McChristianson of Winfield. He had been employed as a driver for M. Bruenger Trucking Co. of Wichita since 1986.
A Winfield resident for 50 years, Jackson was formerly affiliated with the Walnut Valley C.B. Club and the Kansas Camper Club.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Jackson, Winfield; three sons, Greg McCaslin, Winfield, Allen Jackson, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Donald McCaslin, Wichita; three daughters, Wanda Jones, Anaheim, Calif., and Kendra Mangrum and Terri Jackson, both of Winfield; his mother, Iris Jackson, Winfield; two sisters, Dorothy Broce, Lost Springs, and Joyce Askins, Winfield; and four grandchildren.

Kenneth Jackson
Services for Kenneth L. Jackson, 61, who died Feb. 10, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Jerre Nolte officiated. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery.
Special vocal music selections were "Teddy Bear," performed by Red Sovine, and "Go Rest High on That Mountain," performed by Vince Gill.
Honorary casket bearers were Don Balsters, Jimmie Booe, Lloyd Jones, Cecil Metcalf, Cecil Reynolds and Mark Thomas.
Casket bearers were Dick Golightley, John Havens, Jim Hughes, Jim Matney, Bill Mayfield and Lonnie Collins.
Memorials have been established with the American Lung Association and Grace United Methodist Church.

Ernest Moore
Ernest R. "Ernie" Moore, 69, retired painting contractor, of Winfield, died Feb. 11, 1997, at Riverview Manor in Oxford.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Moore was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Winfield, to William Roy and Ruth Audrey (Ruggles) Moore. 
In December 1945 he married Mildred Ott. They had just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary before his death.
Moore was a farmer and a driller before working as a self-employed painting contractor with his son.
As a young man he joined the Wilmot Christian Church.
Moore had lived his entire life in Cowley County except while serving with the U.S. Army and a year spent in the Michigan oil fields.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Moore, a son, Alan Ernest Moore, two daughters, Barbara Elaine Warren and Bonnie Jean Moore, and a brother, Leon Moore, all of Winfield; his stepmother, Bea Moore, Burden; two stepbrothers, Wesley Moore, Norton, and Lonnie Moore, Winfield; a stepsister, Sharon Moore, Bartlesville, Okla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Carrie Beers
MCKINNEY, Texas - Carrie Ruth Beers, 82, a homemaker, of McKinney, died Jan. 30, 1997. 
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas. Con Spainhour, Beers' son-in-law, officiated.
A memorial has been established with William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Winfield.
Beers was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Tonganoxie, a daughter of John and Lulu Coffman.
Beers' husband, Elmer Beers, died March 30, 1995. She moved to Mesquite, Texas, in 1952, but after her husband's death, she moved to McKinney to live with a daughter.
Survivors include three sons, William Beers, Max Beers and Leslie Beers, all of the Dallas area; three daughters, Barbara Spainhour, Winfield, Lynn Hardman, Tyler, Texas, and Joleen Bice, McKinney; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Edward E. Wilt
Edward E. Wilt, 78, of 416 Bliss in Winfield, died Feb. 12, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Wilt was born March 10, 1918, in Winfield, to Willard and Lora (Warren) Wilt. Raised and educated in Winfield, he graduated from Winfield High School in 1936.
On Aug. 16, 1940, he married Esther Reynolds in Dexter. They resided in Winfield for most of their marriage. She died March 11, 1986.
A veteran of World War II, Wilt enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served as a seaman first class with the Seabees for three years.
Wilt then returned to Winfield where he was employed by Winfield Building Stone Co. for 18 years before his retirement in 1981. 
On Sept. 25, 1986, he married Ada Dyke Killingsworth in Dexter. They had lived in Winfield since their marriage.
Wilt was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Wilt, Winfield; a daughter, Zona Gayle Appleby, Yucca Valley, Calif.; two stepsons, Kent Killingsworth and Donald Killingsworth, both of Dexter; three stepdaughters, Lida Smith, San Antonio, Texas, Sue Pappan, Wichita, and Faye Hansen, Mulvane; two brothers, Harold Wilt and Lee Wilt, both of Winfield; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Edward Wilt
Services for Edward E. Wilt, 78, who died Feb. 12, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Gerald Graber officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special vocal music was "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset."
Casket bearers were Travis Brister, Warren Hansen, Donald and Kent Killingsworth, Jack Pappan and Wayne Wilt.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.

Karl Mai
WICHITA - Karl E. Mai Sr., 72, of Wichita, former owner of Mai Homes, died Feb. 15, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend. Pastor Michael Fribrantz will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Mai was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Russell County, to Fred G. and Helena (Stoppel) Mai. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
On June 18, 1949, he married Mary K. Degner in Great Bend.
Mai was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wichita; a past board member of Hoisington Lutheran Hospital; a charter member and active board member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Great Bend; and a member of Vintage Wheels, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all of Great Bend.
He had lived in Wichita for six years, moving there from Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Mai, Wichita; two sons, Karl E. Mai Jr., Mount Pleasant, Tenn., and Kent A. Mai, Irving, Texas; a daughter, Jan M. Dreiling, Winfield; four sisters, Freida Karst and Nadine Albrecht, both of Russell, Esther Stettinger, Great Bend, and Jude Scheck, Hays; and seven grandchildren.

Ruth Camp
CEDAR VALE - Ruth Berniece Camp, 79, of the Cedar Vale Nursing Center, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. 
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale Nursing Center.
Camp was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Paragould, Ark., a daughter of David and Bertha Willcoxen. 
On Aug. 14, 1937, she married Fred W. Camp in Howard. In 1958 they moved to Winfield after living in the Wichita area for many years. In Winfield, they were members of the Millington Street Baptist Church. He died July 20, 1968.
Camp moved to the Cedar Vale Nursing Center in 1980.
Survivors include five sons, John Camp, Belle Plaine, David Camp, Derby, James Camp, Leechburg, Pa., Mike Camp, Newkirk, Okla., and Norman Camp, Topeka; two daughters, Barbara Stiles, Independence, and Donna Hendricks, Wichita; two sisters, Oretha McGlasson, Arkansas City, and Hazel Sanborn, Sedan; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Bertha Wilson
Services for Bertha Wilson, 79, who died Feb. 3, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Roderick A. Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Diane Glasgow.
Honorary casket bearers were Dale, David, Donnie and Andy Wilson, Steve Bellew, Eddie and Gary Marlow and Dustin Wogoman.
Casket bearers were Junior Jones, Patrick, Charlee and Marvin Wilson, Tim Blevins and Scott Mueller.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Youth Baseball.

Jack E. Baucom
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Jack E. Baucom, 73, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 6, 1997, at his home in Santa Ana.
Services were held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Calif., on Feb. 10.
Baucom was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Winfield to Alfred and Lucille (Reuther) Baucom. He was raised and educated in Winfield.
A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in Germany and later in Korea.
On April 26, 1952, he married Lieuween Sunderland. They resided in Winfield before moving to California in 1960.
Baucom worked for the city of Winfield as a driver for the refuse and recycling collection service from 1949 to 1960. In California, he worked for Allen Industries as a fork-lift driver before retiring in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Lieuween Baucom, Santa Ana; three daughters, Jackie Lynn Harris, Springfield, Ore., Lue Ann Franklin, Weed, Calif. and Merrilee Edwards, Marin Valley, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Karen Tupper, Santa Ana; a brother, Howard Baucom, San Jacinto, Calif.; a sister, Hazel Stewart, Winfield; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mearle Watters
WICHITA - Mearle Edwin Watters, 85, of Wichita, retired band and orchestra teacher for the Salina public schools, died Feb. 18, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, 11800 W. Highway 54. Dr. Nancy Goddard will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday.
A memorial has been established with the Good Samaritan Fund, c/o Presbyterian Manor, 4700 W. 13th, Wichita, KS 67212.
Watters was born Feb. 28, 1911, in Frederick, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Watters.
Survivors include his wife, Vanetta Watters, Wichita; two sons, David Watters, Winfield, and Dan Watters, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Joyce Mattson, Wichita; a sister, Edna Callison, Hannibal, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

William Fouts
William Joe Fouts, 63, of 1515 Manning in Winfield, died Feb. 19, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements.

Dale Boyd
LARNED - Dale Orville Boyd, 78, of Larned, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 20, 1997, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Pastor Jerry Leever will preside. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and until service time Monday.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the mortuary.
Boyd was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Winfield, a son of William and Ina (Hathaway) Boyd. A World War II veteran, he served overseas in the U.S. Army.
On June 11, 1943, he married Ellen L. Cochran in Monterey, Calif.
Boyd moved from Wichita to Larned in 1949. He had worked in the wholesale grocery business and in the engineering department at Larned State Hospital.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Boyd, Larned; two sons, Scott Boyd, Des Moines, Iowa, and Steve Boyd, Great Bend; three brothers, Arthur Boyd and William Boyd, both of Hayward, Wis., and Claude Boyd, Montebello, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Donald Tucker
MECHANICSVILLE, Va. - Donald "Olin" Tucker, 77, of Mechanicsville, formerly of Winfield and Rock, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Virginia.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Stalter Cemetery east of Rock.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday.
Tucker was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Rock, a son of William Clair and Bertha (Tool) Tucker. He graduated from Winfield High School and Southwestern College and received his master's degree in education from James Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn.
While at Southwestern, Tucker played on the 1939 national championship basketball team. He was also interested in tennis and helped many young players in the summer programs in Richmond and Winfield. 
After moving from Winfield, Tucker had lived the past 25 years in the Richmond, Va., area where he was a physical education specialist for the Henrico County School before his retirement.
On Aug. 10, 1971, he married Marion Garrick Wood in Richmond, Va.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Tucker, Mechanicsville; two stepsons, Russell A. Wood, Richmond, Va., and Raymond E. Wood, Farmville, Va.; two stepdaughters, Peggy J. Wood, Richmond, Va., and Betsy A. Wood, St. Marks, Fla.; and four grandchildren.


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