Carole J. Barnhart
Carole J. Barnhart, 61, a resident of Winfield for over 30 years, died
March 6, 1997, at Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
A memorial has been established for the benefit of her family. Contributions
may be made through the funeral home.
Barnhart was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Anthony, the daughter of Frank
and Nina (Smith) McBride. She was raised and educated in Anthony.
In 1951 she married Leonard Kenyon. They lived in Missouri throughout
their marriage and later divorced.
In the 1960s she moved to Winfield where she was employed in restaurants
and nursing homes for a number of years.
In 1984 she married Leroy F. "Pete" Barnhart in Missouri. They resided
in Winfield throughout their marriage. He died on Nov. 23, 1994. She had
resided at Walnut hill Nursing Center since February 1995.
She was a member of the Anthony Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Lenny Gene Kenyon, Forsythe, Mo.; three daughters,
Randy Cowsert, Arcadia, Mo., Peggy , Dexter, and Shawna, Michigan; a brother,
John McBride, Ottawa; two sisters, Pat Jenkins, Burden, and Mickey Archer,
Winfield; and her cousin and guardian, Norma Asbury, Winfield.
B. Emmeline Johnson, 93, retired nurse, formerly of 1920 E. 15th in
Winfield, died March 9, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
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 noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and
until service time Wednesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to any charity.
Johnson was born May 24, 1903, near Clay Center, to David John and
Martha Jane (McCrea) Moore. She was educated in Idana and Clay Center schools
and graduated from Clay Center High School in 1921. In 1925 the family
moved to the Dexter community.
Johnson attended Kansas State University School of Nursing and worked
in Manhattan. In 1929 she began work as a registered nurse at William Newton
Memorial Hospital. She continued her career at Arkansas City and in hospitals
in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., before returning to Kansas in 1942.
She began service as Cowley County Health Department nurse in 1943 and
served as county school nurse and home health care nursing provider for
On Feb. 26, 1947, she married Virgil "Jake" Johnson in Burden. They
lived in Winfield for many years and later in Perryton, Texas, where she
worked in a hospital until her retirement in 1963.
The Johnsons returned to Winfield in 1972. He died Oct. 29, 1988. She
resided at Cumbernauld Village before moving to Winfield Rest Haven in
A longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winfield, she
was also a member of the Burden chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Spencer
Yarbrough Post 3544 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Rossetti Circle.
Survivors include her sister, Elma Jane Radley, Albuquerque, N.M.,
and a sister-in-law, Emily Moore, Winfield.
Vera Arnold, 87, retired Binney & Smith employee, formerly of 1802
Hackney in Winfield, died March 6, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service.
The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Union-Graham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church. Contributions
can be made through the church or funeral home.
Arnold was born March 15, 1909, in Green City, Mo., to Charles and
Beulah (Gill) Wood. Following the death of her parents, she was raised
by her paternal grandparents. She moved to Winfield in 1923 and graduated
from Winfield High School in 1927.
Her first husband, William L. Case, died in 1970.
In 1974 she married Floyd O. Feger who died in 1980.
On Dec. 27, 1986, she married Joseph T. Arnold. They made their home
in Winfield until his death May 28, 1993.
Arnold had resided at Winfield Rest Haven since March 1994.
A Binney & Smith employee for 21 years, she retired in the early
Arnold was a member of the First Baptist Church and formerly affiliated
with Winfield Business and Professional Women. A longtime member of the
Rebekah Lodge, she had served many years as president.
Survivors include a son, Richard Case, Wichita; a daughter, Norma Cislo,
Pacific Beach, Calif.; three stepsons, Glen Higdon, Gene Feger and Joe
Feger; an aunt who helped raise her, Bernice Wood, Winfield; 14 grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
Services for Vera Case Feger Arnold, 87, who died March 6, 1997, were
held at 10:30 a.m. March 13 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service.
The Rev. Warren Smith officiated. Burial was in Union-Graham Cemetery.
Marilyn Buffum was the organist, and Wilma Anglemyer sang "How Great
Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Irl Fife, E.C. Flower, Lawrence Miller, Derrel
Pearce, Paul Wesley and Keith Wood.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church.
Services for James Ross Dobbs, 69, who died March 4, 1997, were held
at 10:30 a.m. March 8 in the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rick
Burial in Highland Cemetery included military rites performed by American
Legion Post 10 and Spencer Yarbrough Post 3544 Veterans of Foreign Wars,
both of Winfield.
Organist was Laura Belle Haines. Ed Larsen sang "Amazing Grace" and
"The Lord's Prayer."
Honorary casket bearers were Bill Archer, Dean Bradbury, Jim Buterbaugh,
Don Dietrick, Morris Jarvis, Loren Pontious and Harry Shetlar.
Casket bearers were Ernie Hensley, Bill Hinkley, Don Kline, Bill Long,
Don Miles and Bill Thornton.
Memorials have been established with the American Lung Association
and H.L. Snyder Memorial Research Foundation.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
ARKANSAS CITY - Betty Louella Gurnee, 62, of Arkansas City, died March
9, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawks Funeral Home. The
Rev. Wade Graber will officiate. Burial will be in Geuda Springs Cemetery.
A memorial has been established as the Betty Gurnee Memorial Fund.
Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Gurnee was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Arkansas City, a daughter of Tom
and Mary Margaret (Shurtz) Casement. She was raised and educated in Arkansas
On Feb. 24, 1952, she married Darl Gene Gurnee in Elk City. They had
lived in Arkansas City since their marriage.
Gurnee was a certified nurse's assistant for several years at Medicalodge
East, Medicalodge North and Presbyterian Manor.
Survivors include her husband, Darl Gurnee, Arkansas City; two sons,
Tom Gurnee, Los Altos, Calif., and John Gurnee, Newkirk, Okla.; a daughter,
Darletta Oleson, Wellington; her mother, Margaret Casement, Arkansas City;
a foster brother, Jim Coulter, Tempe, Ariz.; a sister, Liona Sue Barbour,
Geuda Springs; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
DERBY - Alvin Wallsmith, 76, of Derby, died March 7, 1997, in Haysville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene
in Mulvane. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
Friends may call at Senter-Smith Mortuary in Mulvane until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with Prestige Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center in Haysville.
Wallsmith was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Ellis, a son of John and Susan
Wallsmith. On Dec. 14, 1956, he married Lila Biddle in Winfield.
Wallsmith had been employed by Massey Ferguson and was a member of
the First Church of the Nazarene in Mulvane.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Wallsmith, Derby; a son, David Wallsmith,
Leavenworth; seven daughters, Sharon Rozell, Sue Hall, Marge Sweeney and
Peggy Murphy, all of Winfield, Nancy Suter, Wichita, Evelyn Graves, Derby,
and Deborah Carnal, Chicago; three sisters, Anna Schuckman and Rosie Schuckman
both of Hays, and Clara Schoenfeld, Oakley; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
FAIRVIEW, Okla. - Services for Marion B. Bromlow were held at 2 p.m.
March 8, 1997, in Midway Assembly of God Church in Fairview. The Rev. Roderick
Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery at Fairview.
Milton Janzen was the organist, and Pastor Kevin Davis sang "I'll Fly
Away." The congregation sang "In the Garden," "What a Friend We Have in
Jesus" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were David Glass, Donald Bromlow II, Donnie and Kinnie
Ledford and George and Steven Jones.
A memorial has been established with Midway Assembly of God Church.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home of Winfield was in charge
DERBY - Chester Arthur Harrison, 32, graduate student, of Derby, died
March 10, 1997.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn United Methodist
Church. The Revs. Alan Lindal and Craig Hauschild will officiate. Burial
will be in Forest Park Cemetery at Anthony.
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary until 8 tonight.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the Wichita State University
Anthropology Department or the Hertzler Clinic, Oncology Unit, in Halstead.
Harrison was born May 15, 1964, in Wichita, a son of Parker and Kathryn
H. (Maag) Harrison. He was a graduate student at Wichita State University
and a member of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Parker and Kathryn Harrison, Derby;
a sister, Julie Harrison, New York, N.Y.; and a grandmother, Kathryn Maag,
MANHATTAN - Oliver W. Shoup, 87, longtime resident of Udall, died March
11, 1997, at Stoneybrook Retirement Center in Manhattan.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Udall United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate. Burial will follow in Udall
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Irvin-Parkview
Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.
A memorial has been established with the Udall United Methodist Church.
Shoup was born July 5, 1909, near Udall, a son of Charles F. and Cora
In 1932 he graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College where he
was a member of Phi Delta Kappa honorary, Alpha Zeta and the Agricultural
Shoup was a longtime farmer and stockman.
On April 16, 1933, he married Beatrice Daniels in Udall. They lived
on a farm south of Udall until moving to Manhattan in 1989. She died in
Shoup served on a rural school board and the Udall elevator board and
was a member of the Udall United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Ronald D. Shoup, LaRue, Texas; two daughters,
Olive W. Hooper, Manhattan, and Norma J. Lowell, Shawnee; a sister, Christine
Hollingsworth, Eureka; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several
stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
LONGTON - Gwenneth Edra Crawford, 83, lifelong resident of Longton,
died March 11, 1997, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Longton Baptist Church.
Pastor Ted D. Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Longton Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Longton Baptist Church. Contributions
may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Crawford was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Longton, to Paul and Lola Mitchell.
She graduated from Longton High School and attended Pittsburg State Teachers
College while teaching in rural Elk County schools.
On May 7, 1941, she married Emil LeRoy Crawford in Fredonia. He died
March 10, 1991.
Crawford was a longtime member of the Longton Baptist Church and was
active in the American Baptist Women organization.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Warren Crawford, Sundance, Wyo., and four
UDALL - Joseph Hart Chapman, 37, of Udall, formerly of Wellington,
died March 10, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian
Church in Wellington. Pastor David Beeson and the Rev. Larry Stewart will
officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home in Wellington until 9 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society, American
Diabetes Association, Youth Sports Program and Wellington Public Library.
Chapman was born Dec. 11, 1959, in Belle Plaine, a son of Harry and
Alice (Hart) Chapman. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1978
and from Valley College in Marshall, Mo., in 1982, with a bachelor's degree
in broadcast management.
On May 6, 1995, he married Renita Ream in Wellington.
Chapman worked at radio stations in Wellington and Winfield before
becoming a water filter plant operator for the city of Wellington. He was
the code compliance officer for the city of Wellington at the time of his
Chapman was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship and the First Presbyterian
Church, both of Wellington. He was active in the Wellington Community Theatre
and coached youth football and basketball.
Survivors include his wife, Renita Chapman, Udall; three sons, Jake
DeSpain and Nathan DeSpain, both of Udall, and Jacob Cody, Wellington;
eight daughters, Felicia DeSpain, Wichita, Mindy Palmer, Lisa Haydon, Conita
Cody and Sabrina Cody, all of Wellington, and Candy DeSpain, Heather DeSpain
and Emily Briles, all of Udall; his father, Harry Chapman, Wellington;
four brothers, Dave Chapman, Winfield, Mike Chapman, Newport News, Va.,
John Chapman, Wellington, and Danny Chapman, Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Barbara
Whte, Wellington; and five grandchildren.
CEDAR VALE - Byron L. Galbreath, 96, of Cedar Vale, died March 12,
1997, at Cedar Vale Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home until
Galbreath was born Dec. 23, 1900, at Jefferson, Okla., a son of Lafayette
and Emma (Braefogle) Galbreath.
He had lived in Cedar Vale for the past 15 years, moving there from
Alton. He farmed most of his life, working for himself and others.
Survivors include a nephew, Vernon Butcher, Arkansas City.
Services for Byron L. Galbreath, 96, who died March 12, 1997, were
held at 10:30 a.m. March 14, 1997, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald
Graber officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Services for B. Emmeline Johnson, 93, who died March 9, 1997, were
held at 2 p.m. March 12 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The
Rev. Steve Souther officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
June Vasey was the organist, and Kathryn Schuster sang "God the Father,"
"In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Jack Brubacher, Charles Crossnoe, Carroll Curfman,
Dennis Herlocker, Jerry Newland and Paul Wesley.
Memorial contributions can be made to any charity.
CEDAR VALE - James Donald Enlow, 79, of Cedar Vale, died March 11,
1997, in Sedan City Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Wheeler Funeral
Home Chapel in Cedar Vale.
A memorial has been established with the People's Place.
Enlow was born June 19, 1917, in Harper, a son of Harry and Ethel (Jacobs)
Enlow. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1937 and served with
the U.S. Air Force from 1944 to 1946.
On July 21, 1938, he married Wanda Hillyard in Wellington. They farmed
south of Cedar Vale for several years, then moved to Tucson, Ariz., where
he was an operating engineer for Local 428. He retired in 1979, following
20 years of service, and they returned to Cedar Vale.
Enlow was a member of a Methodist church in Tucson.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Enlow, Cedar Vale; a son, Jim Enlow,
Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Donna Osborn, Florissant, Colo.; two brothers,
Roger Enlow, San Jose, Calif., and Roland Enlow, Bountiful, Utah; a sister,
Edith Walker, Rose Hill; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
DERBY - Joseph Emery Jay, 63, of Derby, formerly of Howard, died March
11, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home
in Howard. The Rev. Chuck Evans will officiate. Military rites will be
conducted by Carter-Rader American Legion Post 149 of Howard in Cresco
Cemetery, north of Howard.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Jay was born Feb. 5, 1934, at Neodesha, a son of Emery Arthur and Mary
A.M. (Cole) Jay. He attended Elk County schools and graduated from Howard
High School in 1953.
In May 1953 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served a four-year tour
of duty. After his discharge, he attended Emporia State College for two
years before moving to Oklahoma.
Jay was briefly employed by a drilling company in Bartlesville and
later worked at a Goodyear tire store in Shawnee before re-enlisting in
the Navy. He served as a commissary officer until his discharge in 1976
after 26 years of service.
While in the service he married but later divorced.
During the past 20 years, Jay had made his home in Derby. He was employed
by Shamrock Tire Co. for several years and was a salesman for Garrison
Tire Co. in Wichita until his retirement in 1996.
Jay was a member of the Baptist Church and Alexander Garrett Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 7253 of Derby.
Survivors include a daughter, ZoeAnn Jay, Derby; two stepsons, Carl
Hanlin, Porters Corner, N.Y., and William Hanlin, New Jersey; a brother,
Ed Jay, Burden; and a granddaughter.
MOLINE - John Lloyd Smith, 74, of Moline, died March 12, 1997, at Mercy
Hospital in Independence.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Longton United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Gerald Manley will officiate. Military rites will be conducted
by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1186 at Longton Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Smith was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Oak Valley, a son of William H. and
Flora Ethel (Wheeler) Smith. He attended school in Oak Valley and graduated
from Longton High School in 1939.
On June 20, 1942, he married Betty Ruth Stone in Bisbee, Ariz. They
lived in Arizona until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served
in World War II. He was discharged in 1945 but re-enlisted in 1950 and
served in the Korean Conflict.
Smith then worked at Sinclair Oil Co. in Independence. He was transferred
to Tulsa, Okla., but returned to Independence when ARCO Pipeline Co. purchased
Sinclair. He worked as a safety supervisor at ARCO until he retired in
After retiring, the Smiths moved to Longton where they lived until
moving to Moline in 1986.
He was a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 1186 in Independence and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans
Survivors include his wife, Betty Smith, Moline; a daughter, Ione Schicke,
Independence; a sister, Betty Howell, Eureka; two grandchildren and two
Services for Ramona Martin, 77, were held at 11 a.m. March 8, 1997,
in Highland Cemetery. Keith Cross officiated.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth T. Stinnett, 81, of 1109 Mansfield in Winfield, died March 12,
1997, at her daughter's home in Olathe.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday.
Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church
and the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the
church or funeral home.
Stinnett was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to Luther and
Nancy Jane (Smith) Thornton. Raised and educated in Kansas City, she graduated
from Kansas City Central High School.
For a number of years she was employed by Emery-Byrd-Thayer Department
Store in Kansas City.
On Aug. 24, 1935, she married Fagan C. Stinnett in Kansas City. In
1944 they moved to Winfield where they resided throughout their marriage.
He died March 8, 1982.
Stinnett was employed as a saleswoman at Cunningham Music Co. in Winfield
until retiring in 1992, following 30 years of service.
For the past three years, she had lived with her daughter in Olathe.
Stinnett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield
and the Walnut Valley Quilters Guild.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Henry, Olathe; a daughter-in-law,
Esther Stinnett, Great Falls, Montana; and two grandsons.
ARKANSAS CITY - Vernon Eugene Russom, 78, of Arkansas City, died March
13, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Harry Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Shriners Plane of Mercy. Contributions
may be made through the funeral home.
Russom was born June 20, 1918, in Nowata, Okla., to Jesse E. and Alta
G. (Plecker) Russom. He was raised and educated in Arkansas City.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theatre,
was involved in the occupation of China and was in the first wave to land
On Nov. 13, 1936, he married Ople Maxine Wilson in Newkirk, Okla. They
owned and operated an oil field equipment transport service for many years.
In 1960 he went to work for the General Electric Aircraft Maintenance Department
at Strother Field. He served as shop steward and retired in 1980.
Russom was a member of Central Christian Church, Spencer-Ralston Post
1254 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Crescent Lodge 133 Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons, and the Shriners.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Russom, Arkansas City; a son, Vernon
H. Russom, Newkirk, Okla.; a brother, Clyde Russom, Palm Springs, Calif.;
two sisters, Marie Pringle, El Dorado, and Jewell Lindley, Apple Valley,
Calif.; and a grandson.
WELLINGTON - Services for Joseph Hart Chapman, 37, who died March 10,
1997, were held at 2 p.m. March 13 in the First Presbyterian Church in
Wellington. Pastor David Beeson and the Rev. Larry Stewart officiated.
Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Jule Troutman was the organist, and Ares Zoglman sang "Heaven."
Casket bearers were Earl Ford, Ray Montegue, Clarence Zoglman, Bill
Boaldin, John Colner and James Roy Cash.
Ushers were Kendall Hay and Charles Wallace.
Hawks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.