Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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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.

Emmeline Johnson
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 13 years.
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 January 1997.
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
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 1970s.
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.

Vera Arnold
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.

James Dobbs
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 Thornton officiated.
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.

Betty Gurnee
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 City.
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.

Alvin Wallsmith
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.

Marion Bromlow
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 of arrangements.

Chester Harrison
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, Newton.

Oliver Shoup
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 Cemetery.
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 (Wright) Shoup.
In 1932 he graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa honorary, Alpha Zeta and the Agricultural Economics Club. 
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 1990.
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.

Edra Crawford
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 grandchildren.

Joseph Chapman
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 death. 
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.

Byron Galbreath
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 Winfield.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
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.

Byron Galbreath
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.

Emmeline Johnson
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.

Donald Enlow
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.

Joseph Jay
DERBY - Joseph Emery Jay, 63, of Derby, formerly of Howard, died March 11, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
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.

John Smith
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 1977. 
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 in Wichita.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Smith, Moline; a daughter, Ione Schicke, Independence; a sister, Betty Howell, Eureka; two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Ramona Martin
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 Stinnett
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 Winfield. 
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.

Vernon Russom
ARKANSAS CITY - Vernon Eugene Russom, 78, of Arkansas City, died March 13, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita. 
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 Okinawa.
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.

Joseph Chapman
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.


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