Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Frances Platt
Services for Mary Frances Platt, 73, who died March 16, 1997, were held at 1:30 p.m. March 20, 1997, at First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Rick Thornton and Dr. Forrest Robinson officiated. 
A private inurnment was held at Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Laura Belle Haines. Dr. James Schuppener sang "Amazing Grace" and "The Lord's Prayer." The congregation sang "Hymn of Promise."
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor¹s choice.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Horton
Services for Lawrence C. Horton, 85, who died March 16, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. March 19 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith officiated. Burial was in Floral Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Russell and Jeff Bradbury, Corey Benton, Gene Beard, John Dicken and W.H. "Pete" Horton.
A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church.

Thelma Hine
UDALL - Thelma M. Hine, 81, of rural Udall, died March 21, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. March 24 in Maple Grove Cemetery in Wichita. 
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service.
Hine was born Jan. 23, 1916, in McPherson, a daughter of John Wallace and Nona (Zent) Banister. She was educated in various Kansas communities.
In 1932 she married Clarence Hine, and they resided in Wichita throughout their marriage. He preceded her in death.
In Wichita she was employed for a number of years as a saleswoman in Thurston's Dress Shop and later worked as a cook for Sonic Restaurants. She retired from Sonic.
Hine resided in Rose Hill for six years prior to moving to Udall to live with her daughter and family in 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Rexroat and Naomi Shenold, both of Rose Hill, and Pat Rochat, Udall; a sister, Erma Cook, Rose Hill; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Dwain Wood
DEXTER - Dwain E. Wood, 73, of Dexter, retired employee of American Natural Resources, died March 21, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dexter Christian Church. The Rev. Norman Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield until 9 tonight and until noon Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Dexter Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Wood was born Oct. 21, 1923, north of Cedar Vale, to Ora and Mollie (Bennett) Wood. In 1930 the family moved to the Dexter community where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Dexter High School.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a corporal with the U.S. Air Force in the European Theatre. 
In 1948 he married Wilma J. Darst in Dexter.
During the 1940s Wood began employment with American Natural Resources Pipeline Co. He retired from the company as superintendent in 1979 following 30 years of service.
After retiring, Wood returned to ranching in the Dexter area.
On Nov. 23, 1985, he married Ruby J. Greer in Dexter where they resided throughout their marriage.
A member of Dexter Christian Church, where he served as elder, he was also affiliated with the Dexter Senior Citizens and had served as a member of the Dexter Township Board of Trustees.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Wood, Dexter; two sons, David W. Wood, Austin, Texas, and Michael D. Wood, Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Susan D. Parker, Valley Center; two stepsons, A.P. Greer, Dexter, and Mike Greer, Sioux Falls, S.D.; five brothers, Paul Wood, Stockton, Mo., Leo Wood, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Harold Wood, Cedar Vale, Belvin Myers, Arkansas City, and W.L. Myers, Bethany, Okla.; three sisters, Bonnie Fisher, Bull Shoals, Ark., Betty Johnson, Arkansas City, and Ruth Sandrock Claremore, Okla.; five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Lynn Wolfe
SHREVEPORT, La. - Lynn Wolfe, 73, former Longton resident, died March 22, 1997, at Highland Hospital in Shreveport.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Longton Cemetery. Graves-Baird Funeral home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Wolfe was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Watonga, Okla., to Percy Dexter and Letha (Havana) Wolfe. 
He was a rancher and a member of the Summer Grove United Methodist Church in Shreveport.
He was married for 48 years to the former Phyllis Marie Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wolfe, Shreveport; a son, Gary Wolfe, Ida, La.; a daughter, Clarece Bland, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, A.D. Wolfe, Fredonia; and five grandchildren.

Sofhronia Chaiklin
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Sofhronia Jane Chaiklin, 74, homemaker, of Walnut Creek, formerly of Arkansas City and Burden, died March 20, 1997, at Manor Care Center in Walnut Creek.
A memorial service was held March 24 in Walnut Creek. Cremation has taken place.
Chaiklin was born Nov. 29, 1922, near Burden to Loyd and Grace May (Lowe) Peck. She attended grade school in the Cameron community and Arkansas City High School.
In 1941 she married Frank Burnell and moved to California. He died in 1950.
She then married Joe Chaiklin. They lived in Minnesota and Louisiana before returning to California after his retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Chaiklin, and two daughters, Beverly Muncer and Victoria Lopez, all of Walnut Creek; a sister, Berneice McCall, Irving, Texas; and grandchildren and cousins, including Bud Lowe, Nina Shaver and Woleva Van Sickle, all of Burden, and Carol Lowe and Esley Powers of Winfield. Services for Clifford B. Smith, 81, who died March 21, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. March 24 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Donald Moore officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Music selections were "The Old Rugged Cross," "In the Garden," "There Is a River" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Rick Morgan, Shawn Taylor, Glen McCoy, Allen Anderson, Berne Patten and Clifford and Jason Lewis.

Margaret Alexander
CLEARWATER - Margaret Alexander, 92, of Ninnescah Manor in Clearwater, formerly of Howard, died March 24, 1997, at the manor.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Betty Russell will be the organist, and Chuck Evans will sing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages."
Casket bearers will be Alexander's grandchildren.
She was born Nov. 20, 1904, in Elk Falls, to Alvin Leonard and Clara (Elliott) Frailey. She attended Elk County schools and graduated from Howard High School.
On Sept. 7, 1923, she married Albert Darwood Alexander in Moline. They lived in Elk County until moving to Wichita in the late 1920s. He died July 21, 1975.
Alexander was an accomplished seamstress and co-owner of Riverside Cleaners in Wichita for many years. She was also a longtime member of the Fairmont Library Club.
Survivors include a son, Albert D. Alexander, and two daughters, Clara V. Burgess and Helen Farrar-Watson, all of Wichita; a brother, Darrel Frailey, Santa Clara, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Frailey, Wichita, and Betty Gene Munsinger, Enid, Okla.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Jean Rahn
Imogene A. "Jean" Rahn, 76, of Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, died March 26, 1997.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church.
Rahn was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Walters, Okla., a daughter of Glenn and Joy (Alexander) Haslett. 
On Feb. 28, 1941, she married Arthur D. Rahn in Arkansas City. He died March 9, 1996.
Rahn taught school until her children were raised, then went back to college and completed her master's degree in social work. She worked for Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services until retiring in 1984.
An active member of the First Christian Church, she was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship, a Sunday school teacher and the first woman elder of the church.
Survivors include three sons, Robert D. Rahn, Hillsboro, Larry Arthur Rahn, Livermore, Calif., and Phillip Ray Rahn, Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, the Rev. Judy J. Shields, Oakville, Iowa; two brothers, Max A. Haslett and Glenn M. Haslett, both of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Dorothy Brinkman, Arkansas City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dwain Wood
DEXTER - Services for Dwain E. Wood, 73, who died March 21, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. March 25 at the First Christian Church of Dexter. The Rev. Norman Reeves officiated. Burial was in Dexter Cemetery. 
Military graveside ceremonies were performed by American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544, both of Winfield.
Monica Wise was the organist. Norman and Diana Reeves sang "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" and "He Was There All the Time."
Casket bearers were Kent Killingsworth, Bill and Mike Marker, Joe McFall, Paul Nellis and David Smith.
A memorial has been established with the Dexter Christian Church. 
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Hine
WICHITA - A memorial service for Thelma Hine, 81, who died March 21, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. March 24 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Wichita. The Rev. Steven Souther officiated. 
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
Miles Funeral Service of Winfield was in charge of arrangements.

Kay Wortman
ARKANSAS CITY - Richard Kay Wortman, 70, of Arkansas City, co-author of a projected five-volume series on the history of Cowley County, died March 26, 1997, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Cox will officiate. 
Cremation has already been effected.
A memorial has been established with the Arkansas City Historical Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Wortman was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Harold S. and Grace L. (McKay) Wortman. He was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1944. He continued his education at Southwestern College and Kansas State University.
On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Mary Ann Tubbs in Arkansas City where they made their home.
He had been an industrial engineer for Rodeo Meats.
Wortman and his wife, Mary Ann, published "The History of Cowley County, Kansas," Vol. 1, "The Beginning," in December 1996.
Wortman traced his own ancestry to Cliff Wood, the first white settler in Winfield. He saw himself as one in a series of historians, according to a Courier article written at the time of Volume I's publication. 
"This could be a self-generating project," he was quoted as saying. "It just goes on."
Wortman was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, Rodeo Key Club and Cowley County Genealogical Society and a past president and member of the Arkansas City Historical Society and Arkansas City Public Library Board of Directors.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Wortman, Arkansas City; a son, Kevin B. Wortman, Norfolk, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Robert Chapman
ARKANSAS CITY - Robert Edward "Bob" Chapman, 73, of Arkansas City, died March 25, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Revs. Harry Cunningham and Doug Donovan will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery at Ashton.
Memorials have been established with Central Christian Church and Chaplin Nature Center. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Chapman was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Ashton, to John P. and Alta Susan (Wentworth) Chapman. He was raised and educated in Ashton and South Haven and graduated from South Haven High School in 1941.
He attended Arkansas City Junior College before entering the Navy V-5 program during World War II. He was discharged from the Navy in 1943.
In 1944, he enlisted in the Army and served with the Army Air Corps in the 97th Bombardier Group as a tail gunner during World War II. He received the Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon and three battle stars.
Chapman returned to Ashton where he operated a grain elevator and raised wheat. 
On Dec. 31, 1941, he married Hazel Nugen in Newkirk, Okla.
In February 1951 they moved to Kansas City, Mo., for a job in railway mail service. In June 1951, he was transferred to Wichita. Chapman continued to work for the mail service until retiring in 1978. He also farmed for many years. 
After retirement, the Chapmans moved to Arkansas City to be closer to their farm.
Chapman was a member of the University Christian Church, Central Christian Church, Railway Post Office Association, Wichita chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, National Rifle Association, Shelton-Beaty Post 18 of the American Legion and Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also belonged to the breakfast club at McDonalds, a pitch club and the Home National Bank Senior Citizens Club.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Chapman, Arkansas City; two daughters, Barbara Ann Harreld and Judy Lee Brown, both of Wichita; a sister, Wilma Jean Nugen, Wellington; and three grandchildren.

Doris Deichman
Doris A. Deichman, 85, of 602 E. 12th in Winfield, died March 26, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Quentin Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Deichman was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Cowley County, a daughter of John and Anna (Bevins) Kirkpatrick. She graduated from Geuda Springs High School.
On Sept. 19, 1936, she married Jesse F. Deichman in Winfield. They lived in Colorado for about 18 years and lived the rest of the time in Cowley County.
Deichman had worked at Kerr's and King's Dress Shop.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Deichman, of Winfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Melanie Nickel
WEST COLUMBIA, Texas - Melanie B. Nickel, 42, of West Columbia, died March 24, 1997, at her home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. John's Catholic Church in West Columbia. The Rev. Peter Mastrobuono will officiate. Burial will be in Sweeny Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be B.A. Nickel, Warren, Michael and Patrick Riggs, Michael B. Byrne and Robert Barr.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Baker Funeral Home of West Columbia is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Allen Nickel, West Columbia; her parents, Warren and Ila Riggs, San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Michael Riggs, Tucson, Ariz., and Patrick Riggs, San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Lisa Byrne, San Antonio, and Mary Ann Wolf, Chicago; and her parents-in-law, Dr. B.A. and Dorothy Nickel, Winfield.

Marjorie Harris
WICHITA Marjorie Harris, 77, former clerk typist for the Kansas Crippled Children¹s Commission, died March 27, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Westside United Methodist Church. Hillside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association, the Diabetes Society and the Alzheimer¹s Society.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Harris, Wichita; a son Philip Harris, Haysville; a daughter, Diane Wenrich, Park City; two brothers, Paul Hahn, Sapulpa, Okla., and Amos Hahn, Atlanta; two sisters, Mattie McDaniel, Oxford, and Elsie Baker, Winfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Imogene Rahn
Services for Imogene H. Rahn, 76, who died March 26, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. March 28, 1997, at First Christian Church. The Revs. Russ Jones and Linda Kemp officiated. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Martha Brandenburg was the organist. The Rev. George Kemp sang "The Song of Promise" and "The Strife Is Over." The congregation sang "For All the Saints."
Honorary casket bearers were Terry Spengler, Karen Mortimer, Betty Snell and Wheeler Martin.
Casket bearers were Merle Snider, Ken Moberg, Howard Stuber, Jim Day, Ed Sisson and Keith Wood.
A memorial has been established with First Christian Church.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Jorge Mendoza
Jorge A. Mendoza, 41, of 615 N. Park in Winfield, Winfield State Hospital employee, died at his home on March 28, 1997.
A Rosary and vigil will be held at 7 tonight in Holy Name Catholic Church. Visitation will be until 6 tonight at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home and then at the church until 8.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Rev. Mike Nolan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Munjor and in Venezuela at a later date.
A memorial has been established with Holy Name Catholic Church/Mendoza Fund, State Bank, 823 Main, Winfield, KS 67156.
Mendoza was born Jan. 12, 1956, in Yaritagua, Yaracuy, Venezuela, a son of Pedro Maria Mendoza and Juana de la Cruz Martinez. He was raised in Venezuela and in 1982 came to the United States on a full scholarship to attend college. In 1985 he graduated from Colby Community College with an associate's degree in pre-physical therapy.
Mendoza was an employee of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center and a former employee of Norton State Hospital.
In 1994 he became a United States citizen.
He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mendoza, two sons, Matthew Mendoza and Alex Mendoza, and a daughter, Catherine Mendoza, all of Winfield; his mother, Juana de la Cruz Martinez; three brothers, Ramon Martinez, Rafael Mendoza and Antonio Martinez; and three sisters, Chucha Martinez, Daria Martinez and Marisol Mendoza.

Myrtle Patterson
ARKANSAS CITY - Myrtle Irene Patterson, 77, formerly of Route 1, Winfield, died March 27, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Patterson was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Tonkawa, Okla., a daughter of Ernest C. and Nellie (White) McKinnis. She was raised and educated in the Tonkawa area and graduated from Tonkawa High School. As a young woman she worked as a waitress in the Tonkawa area.
On July 5, 1943, she married Raymond W. Patterson at Goodwill, Okla., and they made their first home in Winfield. They also resided in Upton and Moorcroft, Wyo., Bend, Ore., and Long Beach, Calif. In 1969 they purchased the former Savoy Hotel and Rex's Cafe complex and the Winfield Cab Service. They operated those businesses until retirement in 1978.
Her husband died June 1, 1983.
Patterson resided at Medicalodge in Arkansas City at the time of her death.
Survivors include a son, Raymond A. Patterson, Upton, Wyo.; three brothers, Edward L. McKinnis, Tonkawa, Okla., Danny McKinnis, Hulbert, Okla., and Robert McKinnis, Blackwell, Okla.; three sisters, Virginia Cathy, Ponca City, Okla., Lorene Briggs, Upton, Wyo., and Carla Faye Roller, Grove, Okla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dustin Burns
Dustin Wayne Burns, 8, of Winfield, died March 28, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Casper, Wyo., of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tisdale United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Douglass Cemetery. 
An undesignated memorial has been established in his name.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden is in charge of arrangements.
Dustin was born April 6, 1988, in Winfield, to Doug and Dona (Harriman) Burns. He attended kindergarten at Country View Elementary School and was currently a third-grader at Irving Elementary School.
Survivors include his parents, Doug and Dona Burns, Winfield; a brother, Joe Donham, Augusta; a sister, LeAnne Donham, Winfield; and his grandparents, Ross and Ruby Burns, Douglass, and Mary Harriman, Pea Ridge, Ark.

Doris Deichman
Services for Doris A. Deichman, 85, who died March 26, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. March 29 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Quentin Bennett officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Troy, Rusty and Justin Moore, Terry Torbet, Jeff Russell, Lynn Stewart, John Thomas and Neal Cottingham.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Martha Newman
DERBY - Martha Agnes Newman, 93, retired teacher, of Derby, died March 30, 1997, in Derby.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Douglass Cemetery. The Rev. George Gardner will officiate. 
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary in Derby from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Southwestern College Science Building Fund, 100 College, Winfield, KS 67156.
Newman was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Hazelton, a daughter of John H. and Martha Grace (Hatler) Scott. She married Clarence Franklin Newman, who preceded her in death.
A retired teacher at Elkhart Elementary School in Elkhart, Newman was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winfield.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin Scott Newman, Bozeman, Mont., and Everett Dale Newman, Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Joyce Dorsey, Derby; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Harry Groom
CAMBRIDGE - A memorial service for Harry Lee Groom, 79, who died Dec. 15, 1996, in Phoenix, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Presbyterian Church. 
A memorial has been established with the church. Contributions can be made through the church or Miles Funeral Service of Winfield. 
Groom was born Sept. 10, 1917, on a farm near Wilmot, to Arthur and Mabel (Swain) Groom. He was educated in rural schools near Wilmot until the family moved to Cambridge when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1946. 
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force 340th Bombardment Squadron in Italy, France and the European Theatre.
An employee of the Kansas State Department of Transportation, he retired Oct. 1, 1982, after nearly 20 years of service.
On Oct. 24, 1964, he married Gladys Neff Outlas. They resided in Cambridge where they owned and operated the Stockman's Cafe for many years. 
After they retired, the Grooms moved to Phoenix on Oct. 1, 1996, to be near their daughters and other relatives.
Groom was a member and elder of the Cambridge Presbyterian Church and a member of the Clinton Chapter of the Masonic Lodge in Burden.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Groom, and two daughters, Karen White and Becky Stone, all of Phoenix; a brother, Gelston Groom, Winfield; a sister, Nola Neidert, Wichita; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wilma Chace
MOUNT HOPE - Wilma L. Chace, 82, homemaker, of Mount Hope, formerly of Winfield and Augusta, died March 31, 1997, at Mount Hope Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Wulf-Ast Mortuary in Mount Hope. The Rev. Steve Payne will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta.
Friends may call at the mortuary until 9 tonight.
Chace was born July 24, 1914, in Tulsa, Okla., a daughter of William Harvey and Cora (Fricke) Bolander.
On Nov. 6, 1937, she married William H. Chace in Parsons. He died in the 1950s.
Survivors include two sons, Harold R. Chace, Salina, and William "Bill" Chace, Hamilton, Mont.; two daughters, Joyce Fast, Burrton, and Maureen Sarntee, Boulder, Colo.; a brother, Alfred "Bud" Bolander, Wichita; a sister, Alfreda Brown, Humboldt; and six grandchildren.

Dustin Burns
Services for Dustin Wayne Burns, 8, who died March 28, 1997, were held at 11 a.m. April 1 in the Tisdale United Methodist Church. The Revs. Quentin Bennett and Lyle Miller officiated. Burial was in Douglass Cemetery.
Tapes of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven," Garth Brooks' "The Dance" and Seal's "I Believe I Can Fly" were played. Lyman Wheeler sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Amazing Grace."
Honorary casket bearers were Mike Keesey and Brett Gottlob. Casket bearers were Larry Harris, Joe and Tom Toon, Harry Howard, Brent DeCoudres and Neal Leftwich.
An undesignated memorial has been established in Dustin's name.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Patterson
Services for Myrtle Irene Patterson, 77, who died March 27, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. April 1 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. Charles Ivie officiated. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery.
The music selection was "Go Rest on that High Mountain," performed by Vince Gill.
Casket bearers were Brad and Byron Barr, Justin Groom, Troy Hicks, Norris Johnson and Larry Marten.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

Jorge Mendoza
A vigil and Rosary service for Jorge A. Mendoza, 41, who died March 28, 1997, were held at 7 p.m. March 31 at Holy Name Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. April 1 at the church. The Rev. Mike Nolan officiated.
Burial was in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Munjor and will later take place in Venezuela.
Dorothy Leiker was the lector, Dorothy Groene was the organist and Bill Chamberland was the song leader.
Casket bearers were Matthew and Alex Mendoza, Michael, Timothy and Steven Leiker, Ralph Weninger, Joe Marsh and Andres Fraga.
A Holy Name Catholic Church/Mendoza Fund has been established.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Waite
Elaine Theresa Waite, 59, of Route 1, Winfield, retired Villa Maria food service director, died April 3, 1997. 
A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name. The Rev. Mike Nolan will officiate. 
Burial will be in St. Mary¹s Cemetery.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to Rosary time Monday.
A memorial has been established with the Villa Maria Nursing Home Van Fund. The family requests donations be sent to the van fund in lieu of flowers.
Waite was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Harborcreek, Pa., a daughter of Sheridan R. and Evelyn (Dougan) Buterbaugh. She graduated from Harborcreek High School in 1955.
In 1955 she married William T. ³Bill² Renshaw in Harborcreek. They moved to Winfield in 1974 and later divorced.
She married Leon A. Waite on July 19, 1979, in Winfield.
For several years she was a cook at Winfield High School. She received a degree in food service management from Wichita Area Technical College and in April 1983 became a dietary supervisor at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She worked there until 1991. 
Waite then became food service director at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Mulvane from which she retired in 1995 because of her health.
She also worked for the Cowley County Juvenile Intake Program for several years. 
Waite was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Leon A. Waite, Winfield; two sons, Sheridan Scott Renshaw, Kansas City, Mo., and Kenneth Leon Waite, Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Marsha Ann Golden, Chula Vista, Calif.; four brothers, James Buterbaugh, Winfield, Richard Buterbaugh, Harborcreek, Pa., David Buterbaugh, Detroit, Mich., and Thomas Buterbaugh, Waterford, Pa.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Vada Potts
WICHITA - Vada Angeline Potts, 92, of Wichita, formerly of Douglass and Kiowa, died April 3, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita. The Rev. Ron Mosier will officiate. Burial will be in Douglass Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary until 8 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the Douglass United Methodist Church, Messiah Baptist Church and Lifeline Christian Center.
Potts was born July 24, 1904, to H.M. and Elizabeth Parsons, in Maynardville, Tenn. She married Floyd Eugene Potts, who preceded her in death.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Douglass United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Fred Potts, and two daughters, Jo Pruitt and Jean Potts, all of Wichita; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.


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