Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Raymon Barrick
WICHITA - Raymon Barrick, 89, of Wichita, retired Boeing Co. clerk, died Feb. 21, 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery at Woodward, Okla. W.A. Wheat will officiate. Cochran Mortuary of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
Barrick was born Nov. 8, 1907, in Spearmore, Okla., a son of John Benjamin and Ida Bell (Ingram) Barrick. On Jan. 5, 1930, he married Ina Iola Chaffin in Boise City, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Barrick, Wichita; a son, Charles Ray Barrick, Ada, Okla.; two daughters, Imalee Johnson, Arkansas City, and Charlotte Wheat, Artesia, N.M.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Ceola Beach
ARKANSAS CITY - Ceola B. Beach, 54, elementary school teacher, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Arkansas City. The Rev. Guy Rendoff will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the American Red Cross. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Beach was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Winfield, to Leonard Miles Barton and Effie Lucille Swenson Hart. She was raised in Cowley County and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1960. She later attended Cowley County Community College, graduated from Southwestern College and received a master's degree from Wichita State University.
Beach had been an elementary school teacher for USD 470 since 1967 and had worked in several schools, most recently Pershing Elementary School.
She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Arkansas City Teachers Association, National Education Association, Kansas National Education Association, Civil Air Patrol, Delta Kappa Gamma and Women's Bowling League.
Survivors include a son, Geoffrey Craig Beach, Newton; a brother, John Leonard Hart, Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Janell Gooding, Chesapeake, Va.; and seven 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 the Douglass city cemetery.
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.

Laura Griffith
Laura Irena (Evans) Griffith, 96, died Feb. 23, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Ray Turnbull
Ray Turnbull, 82, of Route 1, Winfield, died Feb. 23, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements.

Mary Price
Mary Dolores Price, 90, formerly of Latham, died Feb. 22, 1997, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Latham United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Latham Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 11 a.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Latham United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Price was born Jan. 3, 1907, on a farm east of Atlanta, to Thomas Glick and Laura (Schooling) Moss. Raised in the Atlanta area, she was educated in Atlanta schools.
On Jan. 18, 1925, she married Cecil L. Price in El Dorado. They lived and worked on the Price Ranch near Latham for over 20 years. She later returned to school to complete her education, graduating from Latham High School in 1943.
In 1947 the Prices moved into Latham where they resided until Mr. Price's death in 1978. In 1979 she moved to Village East in Winfield. She had resided at Cumbernauld Village since April 1991.
A homemaker, Price was a member of the Latham United Methodist Church. For over 55 years, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a past worthy matron and former district aide. She was formerly affiliated with the Artimus Club, a painting club, a sewing club and an Extension Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Dee Neely, Augusta, and Dorothy Dolores Price, Midland, Texas; a sister, Talma Fitzgerald, Winfield; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

William Fouts
William Joe Fouts, 63, retired U.S. Air Force training instructor, of 1515 Manning in Winfield, died Feb. 19, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Private burial will be in County Line Cemetery at Conroe, Texas. Miles Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Fouts was born July 8, 1933, in Arkansas City, a son of Merritt and Marjorie (Nichols) Fouts. When Fouts was a child, the family moved to California where he attended school. They later moved to Winfield where he attended Winfield schools.
A career training instructor in the U.S. Air Force, he served in the United States, Korea and Japan during his 18 years of service. He retired in 1968.
Fouts was then employed as a driver for Allied Chemical Co. in Houston. In 1978 he retired due to deteriorating health.
On Sept. 8, 1978, he married Mary H. Taylor in Oklahoma. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage.
A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 10, Fouts was formerly affiliated with the U.S. Air Force Cooties.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Fouts, Winfield; a son, David Fouts, Show Low, Ariz.; two daughters, Dorothy McCarter, Groton, Conn., and Theresa Kline, Austin, Texas; a brother, Gary Clark, Midland, Texas; a half sister, Sharon Lockyear, Winfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pearl Williams
AUGUSTA - Pearl L. Williams, 94, a Winfield resident for over 50 years, died Feb. 22, 1997, at the Augusta Medical Complex in Augusta.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery at South Haven.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the Resident Activity Fund at Augusta Medical Complex. Contributions can be made through the funeral service.
Williams was born Aug. 19, 1902, in Hunnewell, a daughter of Frank and Jenny (Scott) Langdale. She was raised and educated in Hunnewell.
In 1922 she married Harry Williams in Wellington. They lived briefly in Oklahoma and then in Arkansas City and Winfield. They later divorced.
A resident of Winfield since 1940, Williams had been employed in several Winfield restaurants, including the Harbour Cafe and Morton's Steak House. She was well known as the "Candy Lady" while working the candy counter at the former McClellan's Store in Winfield.
Williams lived at the Loving Care Home in Winfield for several years and had lived at the Augusta Medical Complex for the last two years.
Survivors include a nephew, Edward "Jack" McClarnon, Bartlesville, Okla.; and three nieces, Dixie Waltrip, Wellington, Betty L. Thompson, Winfield, and Betty Gile, Wichita.

Lucille Unruh
Lucille "Lucy" Unruh, 78, longtime resident of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, died Feb. 22, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Private services will be held in Grace Hill Mennonite Cemetery near Newton.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield until 8 tonight and until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Newton. They can be made through the funeral home.
Unruh was born Sept. 11, 1918, on a farm in Harvey County, to John S. and Mary (Ewert) Unruh. Disabled since birth, she lived at home with her parents and family until she was 25. She had resided at Winfield State Hospital for 41 years except for 1985 when she lived in Sedgwick. She returned to the hospital in 1986.
Survivors include a brother, Arthur M. Unruh, Newton; and three sisters, Alvina Hall, Wichita, Grace Nickel, Newton, and Linda Unruh, Prescott, Ariz.

Laura Griffith
Laura Irena Griffith, 99, died Feb. 23, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Keith Cross will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the Church of Christ.
Griffith was born Dec. 27, 1897, at Burden, a daughter of Francis B. and Addie May (Jenkins) Evans. She graduated from Winfield High School and attended Emporia State University where she obtained her teaching certificate.
On May 22, 1922, she married Ralph Griffith in Winfield. He died Oct. 23, 1981.
Griffith had been a rural school teacher in the Dexter area and worked at Boeing Aircraft during World War II.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Elmer Griffith, Winfield, and Donald Griffith, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Dorothy Cleverdon, Andover, and Etha Harding, Woodward, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Castella White
WICHITA - Castella F. White, 82, retired nurse, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 25, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home will announce service arrangements. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
White was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Galesburg, Ill., a daughter of Marion F. and Faye (Irving) Fowler. She was raised and educated in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School.
Trained as a nurse in Wichita, she worked there until her retirement in the 1970s.
She married and later divorced.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Schiavia, Tulsa, Okla., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Thelma Lawson
HOLLIS, Okla. - Thelma Rissa Lawson, 93, of Hollis, died Feb. 26, 1997, at Harmon Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church in Hollis. The Rev. Jim Wilcox will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Winfield. Lawson's grandson, Jim McNulty, and great-grandson, Justin McNulty, will officiate.
Carter Stewart Funeral Service of Hollis is in charge of arrangements.
Lawson was born Dec. 12, 1903, in Oxford, a daughter of Arthur Wesley and Ada Ellen (James) Beeman.
On Dec. 1, 1919, she married Loyd Claypool in Udall. He died in December 1972.
Lawson was a member of the First Christian Church in Winfield.
When she was 22 months old, she lost her right eye in an accident. By the time she moved to Hollis, she was legally blind. She moved to Colonial Manor II in Hollis in January 1988 after her home in Winfield burned.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Ellen Crenshaw, Hollis, Okla., Beulah Sophia Heaton, Pittsburg, Melba Marie Talsma, Wichita, and Velma Maye Wells, Winfield; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Castella White
WICHITA - Castella F. White, 82, retired nurse, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Feb. 25, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Lyle Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the Apostolic Faith Mission.
White was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Galesburg, Ill., to Marion F. and Faye (Irving) Fowler. She later moved to Winfield and attended grade school and graduated from Winfield High School.
White was married and later divorced.
In 1940 she moved to Wichita where she received a degree in nursing and practiced her profession for many years. She retired in the late 1970s.
White was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Apostolic Faith Mission in Winfield.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Schiavia, Tulsa, Okla., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mary Price
LATHAM - Services for Mary Dolores Price were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 26, 1997, in the Latham United Methodist Church. The Rev. Julie Craft officiated. Burial was in Latham Cemetery.
Teresa McBeth was the accompanist, and Esli Burden was the vocalist. The prelude and postlude were music by the Statler Brothers.
Casket bearers were Max Craig, Lael and Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Hearne, Ed and Larry Hodges, Fred Kluthe, Jim Neely and Larry Price.
A memorial has been established with the Latham United Methodist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Williams
SOUTH HAVEN - Services for Pearl L. Williams were held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, 1997, in Rose Hill Cemetery at South Haven. The Rev. Curtis Fike officiated.
Special vocal music selections were "If You Knew" and "When He Was on the Cross," both performed by Jack McClarnon.
A memorial has been established with the Resident Activity Fund at Augusta Medical Complex.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Madie Radcliff
ARKANSAS CITY - Madie Duncan Radcliff, 75, retired hairdresser, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 27, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Rev. Buddy Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Radcliff was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Saratoga, Ark., to John Thomas and Viola Minerva (Blackburn) Smith. She was raised and educated in Cleveland, Okla.
On Sept. 29, 1941, she married Virgil Francis Duncan in Pawhuska, Okla. They made their home in Arkansas City. He died July 18, 1970.
On Feb. 14, 1987, she married Finis R. Radcliff in Arkansas City where they made their home. He died Sept. 19, 1990.
During World War II Radcliff attended a beauty college in Tulsa, Okla. She worked as a hairdresser in Sally's Style and More Shop.
Radcliff was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons, Buel Duncan, Richard Duncan and Tom Duncan, all of Arkansas City; a daughter, Marilyn Newman, Blackwell, Okla.; two brothers, Cecil Smith, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Carrol Smith, Cleveland, Okla.; a sister, Vivian Dean Bettes, Arkansas City; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Roger Gray
Roger L. Gray, 37, journeyman pipefitter, of 502 E. Seventh in Winfield, died Feb. 26, 1997, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery near Arkansas City.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council. Contributions can be made through the funeral service.
Gray was born March 27, 1959, in Wichita, to O. Roger and Dorothy (Shelton) Gray. Because the family traveled extensively, he was educated in various places including Peabody.
A career plumber and pipefitter, he was apprenticed in Wichita and had been employed as a journeyman pipefitter in many states.
A Winfield resident for much of the past 10 years, he was a member of the United Association of Journeymen of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States, local 397, in Bartlesville, Okla.
Survivors include his father, O. Roger Gray, El Dorado; his mother, Dorothy Gray, and a sister, Sherry Brooks, both of Winfield; and his grandparents, Bob Leer, Wichita, and Alice Shelton, Winfield.

Grace Reuther
Grace E. Reuther, 79, homemaker, of 909 E. Fourth, Winfield, died Feb. 27, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the National Stroke Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral service.
Reuther was born Aug. 10, 1917, near Malta, Idaho, a daughter of James H. and Stella Viola (Pennington) DeFore. When she was a child, the family moved to Udall and she attended Redbud rural school. She later attended high school in Udall and Winfield.
On July 12, 1936, she married George H. Reuther in Wellington. They resided in Winfield except for six years spent in Washington state.
During World War II, Reuther worked at Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita. She later worked as a nurse's aide and in the dietary department of William Newton Memorial Hospital for eight years.
She was a member of the Truth in the Way Church.
Survivors include her husband, George Reuther, Winfield; a son, Jim Reuther, Udall; four daughters, Patricia Reuther, Tampa, Fla., Evelyn Crane, Winfield, Sandra Tucker, Arkansas City, and Georgetta Fletcher, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; four sisters, Nedra Smith and Isabel Greenwell, both of Fredonia, Victoria Daily, Burlington, and Robinette Greenwell, Winfield; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Jack Ventle
ERWINVILLE, LA. - Jack Ventle, 36, formerly of Atlanta, died Feb. 27, 1997, in Erwinville, La., as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden will announce arrangements.

Albert Littlepage
PERU - Albert Everett Littlepage, 76, retired oil field roustabout, of Peru, Kan., died Feb. 27, 1997, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Peru Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Williams will officiate. Graves-Baird Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
Littlepage was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Hallett, Okla., to Everett Clarence and Lula Ann (Bailey) Littlepage.
On Dec. 6, 1941, he married Ruby Inez Baker in Cleveland, Okla. She died March 22, 1990.
Littlepage was a veteran of World War II and a retired oil field roustabout.
Survivors include four sons, Richard E. Littlepage, South Coffeyville, Okla., Stephen E. Littlepage, Coffeyville, Billy K. Littlepage, Independence, and John E. Littlepage, Peru; two daughters, Judy Palmer, Coffeyville, and Connie Floyd, Cushing, Okla.; three sisters, Loretta Weigle and Virginia Tisher, both of Winfield, and Elma Collins, Bushton, La.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


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