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Roberta Ford
Roberta Marie Ford of 2104 Simpson in Winfield, formerly of Arkansas City, died April 4, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City.
A more complete obituary will appear in Monday's Courier.

Kirke Grutzmacher
ONAGA - Kirke Grutzmacher of Onaga died March 12. Although he came through his heart surgery successfully, he died a short time later.
Grutzmacher's mother was Marjorie Dale Grutzmacher, a former native of Cedar Vale and a 1913 graduate of the Cedar Vale High School. His father, Hugh Grutzmacher, was the owner of the Onaga Bank.
Grutzmacher was born and raised in Onaga. He chose ranching as his life work and was a member of the Cattlemen's Association.
He often visited his cousins, the Earl Lemert family of Hewins, and enjoyed seeing their ranching operation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Marjorie Grutzmacher, and his brother, Charles Grutzmacher. He leaves his sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews and cousins in the Cedar Vale area.

Roberta Ford
Roberta Marie Ford, 80, of 2104 Simpson in Winfield, formerly of Arkansas City, died April 4, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the Burden United Methodist Church and the LifeLine Program at William Newton Memorial Hospital. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Ford was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Arkansas City, a daughter of Robert and Susan Leona (Smith) Ford. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1933.
Ford began her career as a performing stage, radio and church pianist as a young woman and performed for her own radio music hour in Wichita. During the 1930s and 1940s she served as accompanist for several national artists, including the Andrews Sisters, and performed for many revivals and events in the Wichita area.
On June 1, 1935, she married Orville C. Coppenbarger in Arkansas City. During their marriage they resided in Arkansas City and later in Wichita before returning to Arkansas City in 1959. They divorced in 1963.
Ford was co-owner and operator of the Antique Flea Market in Wichita for over 10 years and was employed in Central Supply at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital for over 20 years before her retirement in 1980.
In 1980 Ford moved to Winfield. She served as a Foster Grandparent at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center from 1987 to 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen J. Pappan, Winfield, and Jeannette S. Reeves, Summerville, S.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lucille Kinnamon
Neoma Lucille Kinnamon, 81, died April 6, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Rebekah Lodge 71 will also conduct its service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the March of Dimes and Winfield Rest Haven.
Kinnamon was born March 19, 1916, in Longton, a daughter of Walter and Anna May (Shipley) Morris. She attended grade schools in Longton and New Salem and Winfield High School.
On July 2, 1932, she married Elmer Kinnamon in Winfield. He died Oct. 13, 1980.
Kinnamon had lived in the Winfield area since 1928 and worked at Armour Creamery for 17 years, Swift's Creamery station for 13 years and J.C. Penney's for 10 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Business and Professional Women, Rebekah Lodge, Encampment Auxiliary and American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include two daughters, Neoma Jo McIver and Sandra Cooley, both of Winfield, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Harry Groom
CAMBRIDGE - A memorial service for Harry Lee Groom, 79, who died Dec. 15, 1996, was held at 10:30 a.m. April 5, 1997, at the Cambridge Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Fran Broadhurst officiated.
Mark White sang "How Great Thou Art." The Almost Angels children's choir, directed by Kay Hull, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." The congregation sang "Jesus Calls Me."
Pianist was Alberta McChesney.
Honorary casket bearers were John Conway, Lewis "Tuffy" Flagler, Ernest Hull, Ralph McClure, Howard Redburn and Richard Schooley.
A memorial has been established with the Cambridge Presbyterian Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Delbert Brown
CAMBRIDGE - Delbert L. Brown, 77, of Cambridge, died April 4, 1997, at his home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. April 7 at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita. The Rev. Fran Broadhurst officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the Cambridge Presbyterian Church.
Brown was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Rockwell City, Iowa, and married Maxine Simpson. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
A retired supervisor at Boeing in Wichita, he was a member of the Cambridge Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Brown, Cambridge; a son, Berry Brown, Tye, Texas; a daughter, Shanon Rice, Cambridge; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Hamilton
DERBY - Dorothy Fern Hamilton, 78, of Derby, died April 5, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn United Methodist Church. The Revs. Alan Lindal and Craig Hauschild will officiate. Burial will be in El Paso Cemetery at Derby.
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, until 8 tonight, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with the American Diabetes Association and SCCS Hospice of Derby.
Hamilton was born June 13, 1918, at Black Creek, Wis., a daughter of Arnold L. and Lillian (Mory) Thiel. She married William D. Hamilton, who preceded her in death.
An airport operator, she was a member of the Madison Avenue United Methodist Church and the Madison Avenue Ladies Club.
Survivors include three sons, William D. Hamilton II, Lawrence, David L. Hamilton, Wichita, and Joe S. Hamilton, El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Beverly Coover, Wichita; a sister, Lila R. Houser, Derby; a brother, Floyd A. Thiel, Winfield; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Lucille Horton
Lucille Horton, 85, died April 5, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with First Baptist Church and Good Samaritan Village.
Horton was born July 20, 1911, to Harley Goff and Faye (Jacobus) Parsons. She attended the Red Bud School north of Udall and graduated from Mulvane High School in 1930. In 1937 she graduated from William Newton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
On Nov. 5, 1938, she married Lawrence C. Horton in Newkirk, Okla. He died March 16, 1997.
The Hortons returned to Winfield from Newport Beach, Calif., in 1973 and had previously lived in Texas and Kansas.
She had been employed as a nurse at William Newton Memorial Hospital and worked for a doctor in California.
A member of the First Baptist Church, Horton also belonged to Eastern Star and William Newton School of Nursing Alumni.
She moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1989.
Survivors include a son, Donald K. Horton, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Anita Kay Bradbury, Winfield; a sister, Marilyn Hill, Lansing, Mich.; a stepbrother, Ed Brewer, and a stepsister, Vivian Young, both of Winfield; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Maurice Holman
WICHITA - Anthony Maurice Holman, 86, of Wichita, formerly of Oxford, died April 6, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. The Rev. Curtis Fike will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the organ fund at the First Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home or church.
Holman was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Arnett, Okla., to Ira Maurice and Alice Beaulah (Cheever) Holman. His family moved to Kansas when he was a child and lived in the Rainbow Oil community. He graduated from Geuda Springs High School and Arkansas City Junior College.
On May 26, 1934, he married Margaret Lucille Mastin in Wellington.
Holman was employed by the Kanotex Refinery in Arkansas City and later by Continental Oil Co. He was a terminal supervisor and inspector and traveled throughout the United States before retiring in 1976 after 35 years of service.
Holman was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Livingston, Texas, and the Kiwanis Club.
The Holmans lived in Texas before moving to Wichita in June 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Holman, Wichita; two sisters, Charlotte Sawyer, Oxford, and Joan Rutter, Burlison, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Clara Lindsey
Clara Lindsey, 91, of 222 W. Ninth in Winfield, died April 8, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Burial will be in Selvin, Ind.
Survivors include a daughter, Naomi Davis, Winfield.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louis Hutchison
GRENOLA - Louis Wayne "Bud" Hutchison, 65, a Grenola rancher, died April 5, 1997, at Newman Memorial Hospital in Emporia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Waynoka, Okla. Burial will be in Waynoka Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka is in charge of arrangements.
Hutchison was born July 17, 1931, in Waynoka, a son of William Robert and Lula E. (Stallman) Hutchison. He attended Waynoka schools.
On Jan. 12, 1950, he married Joan Dwyer in Woodward, Okla. Since 1952, they had made their home at Grenola where he was involved in ranching.
Hutchison was a member of the United Methdist Church and the Kansas Cattlemen's Association.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Hutchison, Grenola; two sons, Rob Hutchison, Emporia, and Larry Hutchison, Waynoka; two daughters, Marilyn Hutchison, Emporia, and Sue Whiipple, Waynoka; and eight grandchildren.

William Jack
William L. "Willie" Jack, 78, lifelong Cowley County area resident, of 1017 Millington, Apt. 14, Winfield, died April 8, 1997, at Andover Health Care Center.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Youth Fund.
Jack was born June 6, 1918, in Drumright, Okla., to Floyd W. and Hazel Emma (Orndorff) Jack. He was raised by Bill Thomas in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1937. He later attended Cowley County Community College.
On Sept. 1, 1939, he married Mabel Elizabeth Wooddell. She died Jan. 20, 1982.
Jack was a U.S Navy veteran of World War II.
He worked for Southwestern Bell from 1941 to 1980 in several positions. When he retired in 1980, he was a test board technician.
Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a past commander of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lodge 110 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; chairman of the recreation commission in the 1950s; a former scoutmaster; a former president of the Lowell Elementary PTA, and a former coach for youth baseball and basketball.
Survivors include two sons, David Jack, Winfield, and Marvin Jack, Andover; a sister, Velma "Tommie" Eaton-Stewart, Arkansas City; two half-brothers, Gary F. Thomas, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Floyd Jack, Miami, Okla.; a half-sister, Betty Ann Overstake, Wichita; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Roberta Ford
Services for Roberta Marie Ford, 80, who died April 4, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. April 8 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Barbara Shively was the organist. "Hymn of Promise" was performed by Kim Tatum, and "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler was played.
Honorary casket bearers were Orville Coppenbarger, Harley Krull, Mark Krusor and Gilbert Reeves.
Casket bearers were Ron McCaslin, Kelly and Kevin Pappan, Leland Reeves and Robert L. and Will Tatum.
Memorials have been established with the Burden United Methodist Church and the LifeLine program at William Newton Memorial Hospital.

James Kelley
HULL, Mass. - James A. Kelley Sr., 82, of Hull, a retired machine operator, chauffeur and church sexton, died April 3, 1997, at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. April 7 in St. Ann's Church. Burial was in Hull Village Cemetery. Pyne-Keohane Funeral Home of Hingham, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
Kelley was born in Boston and lived in Arlington, Mass., before moving to Hull 35 years ago.
He was sexton at St. Agnes Church in Arlington and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
His wife, Gertrude DeWolfe Kelley, preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son, James A. Kelley Jr., Winfield; three daughters, Gertrude Salcedo, Raynham, Mass., Katherine O'Brien, Quincy, Mass., and Diane Yannizzi, Hull; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Vera Smith
BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Vera M. Smith, 85, formerly of Howard and Wichita, died April 7, 1997, at her daughter's home in Boyertown.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. The Rev. Robin Haines will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 2763, Wichita, KS 67201. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Smith was born April 9, 1912, in Howard, to Walter and Martha (Frauhm) Street. She attended school and grew up in the Elk County area.
Smith was employed by the Veterans Administration for 35 years before retiring in 1976.
In recent years she lived with her daughter in Boyertown.
Survivors include her daughter, Samantha Pennington, Boyertown, and a brother, Gene Street, Howard.

Drefka Fergeson
Drefka Yates Fergeson, 88, homemaker, of Route 4, Winfield, died April 9, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Burden First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with the South Central Baptist Association Ministry Apartment.
Fergeson was born Aug. 13, 1908, in Revana, Ark., a daughter of Virgil Firman and Henryella (Gildon) Yates. She graduated from Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Ark., in 1928.
On Feb. 11, 1928, she married Moody Rufus Alford in Texarkana. He died Nov. 28, 1955.
On Aug. 13, 1961, she married Henry Thomas Fergeson in Fort Worth, Texas. They made their home in Texarkana until moving to rural Winfield 15 years ago. He died Feb. 1, 1995.
Fergeson was a homemaker and a member of the Burden Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, M. Arleen Garvin, Route 4, Winfield; a son, Firman Perry Alford, Ashton; a stepson, Ernest Richard Fergeson, Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Doris Lampson
MOLINE - Doris Magdalene Lampson, 88, longtime resident of Moline, died April 7, 1997, at Sedan City Hospital.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary's Church in Moline. The Rev. Edward Steinberger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline.
Memorials have been established with the St. Mary's Church Funeral Fund and the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Lampson was born Sept. 10, 1908, near Leeds, to Joseph Henry and Bertha (Miller) Hill. She moved with her family to Elk County and attended the Ebenezer rural school. After graduating from Moline High School in 1928, she attended Pittsburg State Teachers College and received her teaching certificate.
She then taught at Lincoln, Ebenezer, Pleasant Valley, Hewins and Hale rural schools in Elk and Chautauqua counties.
On April 14, 1934, she married Clarence Herman "Bud" Lampson in Caney. They lived most of their lives on a farm in Chautauqua County. He died July 31, 1986. She continued to live on the farm until moving to Moline in 1992.
Lampson had been a member of the Pleasant Valley and Belknap home demonstration units and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was also a longtime member of St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's Altar Society in Moline.
Survivors include a son, Delbert Lampson, Moline; three daughters, Jeannine Neubecker, Overland Park, Elaine Jackson, Arkansas City, and Mary Ann Lampson, Pittsburg; three sisters, Alice Beazer, Sedan, Orien Tanner, Moline, and Marjorie Weaver, Odessa, Texas; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lillian Thompson
UDALL - Lillian "Lily" Sawin Thompson, 93, longtime Udall resident, died April 9, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Udall United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ninnescah Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Memorials have been established with Southwestern College and the Udall Historical Museum. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Thompson was born Sept. 15, 1903, on a farm west of Udall, to H.E. and Daisy Sawin. She received her early education in the Bushnell school and graduated from Udall High School in 1921.
An avid basketball player in high school, she went on to play for the varsity basketball team at Southwestern College in 1921-22.
On March 31, 1923, she married Earl "Mike" Thompson in Wichita. They lived in Blackwell, Okla., but returned to Udall in the mid-1920s. They resided in town until moving in 1939 to their farm south of Udall where they lived and worked for over 50 years.
In 1990 they moved into Udall and spent winters in Aransas Pass, Texas. He died April 3, 1992.
Thompson was affiliated with the CC Club and was instrumental in starting the Udall Community Building. She served as a clown in the Udall Fall Festival parades.
Survivors include three sons, Gaillard Thompson and Mike E. Thompson, both of Udall, and Max C. Thompson, Winfield; a daughter, Patricia Rutter, Claremore, Okla.; a brother, C.H. "Buster" Sawin, Red Bluff, Calif.; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret Weiss
SYRACUSE. N.Y. - Margaret "Peg" Weiss, 63, of Syracuse, formerly of Cedar Vale, died July 17, 1996, at her home.
She was a daughter of Amy Lemert Hake, now living at the Presbyterian Manor in Arkansas City, and the late R.A. Hake.
Weiss, a professor of modern art at Syracuse University, was proudest of her work on Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky. Her research on Kandinsky, considered by many to be the father of abstract painting, resulted in the publication of five books that earned international recognition and her appointment as a Getty Scholar.
Weiss taught modern art at Syracuse, Cornell and Columbia universities and Cazenovia College. Since 1990, she had been a research professor at SU's School of Fine Arts.
Born in Denver, she grew up in Swampscott, Mass. During the 1941-42 school year, Weiss was a fourth-grader at Cedar Vale Grade School.
Educated at Syracuse University, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1954, a master's in 1960 and a doctor of philosophy in 1973. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Munich in Germany.
Curator of collections and chief curator of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse from 1975 to 1980, she was also guest curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City from 1979 until 1982.
She completed her final volume on Kandinsky, "Kandinsky and Old Russia - The Artist as Ethnographer and Shaman," during her final illness.
In 1982, she was The Syracuse Post-Standard Woman of Achievement for the arts.
Surviving are her husband, Volker Weiss, Syracuse; two sons, Erick V. Weiss, Los Angeles, and Christopher J. Weiss, Camillus, N.Y.; her mother, Amy L. Hake, Arkansas City; and a brother, Richard Hake, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Thelma Horton
Services for Thelma Lucille Horton, 85, who died April 6, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. April 8 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Warren Smith and M.E. Jenkins officiated. Burial was in Floral Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Lee Roy Russell, Jeff and Russell Bradbury, Corey Benton, Gene Beard and John Dicken.
Music selections were "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art."
Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church and Good Samaritan Village.

Elaine Waite
A Rosary service for Elaine T. Waite, 59, who died April 3, 1997, was held at 6 p.m. April 7 in Holy Name Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial was held at the church at 10 a.m. April 8. The Rev. Mike Nolan officiated at both services. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Dorothy Groene was the organist, and Kathy Waite sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Bill Chamberland was the song leader.
Readers were Dr. Roger Rupp and Carol Rupp. Reflections were offered by Richard Buterbaugh.
Honorary casket bearers were Darin Golden, Tod and Chad Waite, Donna Stewart and Odra and Barbara Gardner.
Casket bearers were David Sodowsky, Jimmy and Nathan Gardner, Rick Filtingberger, Howard Lumbert and Roger Rupp.
A memorial has been established with the Villa Maria Nursing Home Van Fund.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Iona Keely
TUCSON, Ariz. - Iona Loretta Keely of Tucson, formerly of Winfield, died April 7, 1997, at Columbia Northwest Hospital, Tucson.
Services and burial will be Friday at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery in Tucson.
Keely was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Douglass, Wyo.
The Keelys were former Winfield residents. She retired from employment at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Marvin Hall Keely, Tucson; a son, Phillip Keely, Sacramento, Calif.; five daughters, Sharon Williams, Nancy Reed, Lois Hallman and Peggy Bonnell, all of Tucson, and DeEtta Turner, Fort Worth, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Thelma J. Vaughn
Thelma J. Vaughn, 85, retired nurse, of 1618 Fuller in Winfield, died April 11, 1997, at her home.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorials have been established with the Deacons' Ministry at First Presbyterian Church and Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Vaughn was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Spearville, a daughter of Clyde and Frances (Elmore) Nixon. Raised and educated in Spearville, she graduated from Spearville High School, where she was a member of their winning girls' basketball team.
Following graduation, she moved to Winfield to attend St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing.
In 1935 she began her nursing career with Dr. H.L. Snyder and his sons, Drs. Cecil Snyder and Howard Snyder. She also served as a private practice nurse and was later employed by Dr. Glenn Floyd and Dr. W.E. Hoyle, ophthalmologists at the Snyder Clinic.
In 1937, she married Arthur A. Vaughn. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage. He died in 1962. She retired in 1978 following 43 years of service.
A member of First Presbyterian Church, she was also a member of St. Mary's Alumni Association.
Survivors include a son, Mike Vaughn, Arkansas City; a daughter, Fanny Martin-Dahlk, Stoughton, Wis.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Wright
ARKANSAS CITY - Beatrice "Bea" Wright, 91, civic leader, of Arkansas City, died April 9, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas Clymer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home until 8 tonight, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Manor's Good Samaritan Fund.
Wright was born Dec. 17, 1905, near Shawnee, Indian Territory, in what is now Oklahoma, to George W. and Nancy (Hickerson) Hudson. The family moved to a farm south of Silverdale when she was a child. She first attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. Later the family moved to Arkansas City where she graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1924. She also attended Wichita Business College.
She worked for Albright Title and Trust Co. in Newkirk, Okla., and for more than 15 years with Anderson Insurance and Real Estate Agency.
On Aug. 10, 1935, she married Earle N. Wright of Arkansas City. He died March 9, 1990.
Wright was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a life member of Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Edith Cox Guild, Victory Chapter 151 of the Order of Eastern Star, and Chapter BO of P.E.O. Sisterhood.
As a member of the board of trustees of Cowley County Community College, she helped raise money for the Brown Center. She was an honorary member of the Presbyterian Manor Campaign Fund in 1993 and council member of Presbyterian Manor.
Survivors include cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lucille Kinnamon
Services for Neoma Lucille Kinnamon, 81, who died April 6, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. April 10 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Warren Smith and M.E. Jenkins officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Jean Wooddell was the organist. Special music was "In the Garden" and "Precious Memories."
Casket bearers were Greg Koman, Kris Cooley, Steve Sturm, Ira Underwood, John McIver and Joshua Fouch.
Memorials have been established with the March of Dimes and Winfield Rest Haven.

Donald Bair
DALLAS - Donald E. Bair, of Dallas, died March 31, 1997.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April 3 in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Bair, Dallas; two sons, Jerald Bair and Rayburn Bair; his mother, Wilma Hicks; a brother, Francis Bair; a sister, Betty Freels, a sister-in-law, Joan Bair, Winfield; and four grandchildren.

Walter Heitman
EMPORIA - Walter Rudolph "Walt" Heitman, 86, of Emporia, formerly of Oxford and Piedmont, died April 9, 1997, at Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church. Dr. William E. Bowles will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Clearwater Cemetery.
Organist will be Virgilene Swift. Kathy Harris will sing "How Great Thou Art" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand."
Memorials have been established with the First Christian Church's organ fund and Friends of the Zoo. Contributions can be sent to Carlson Funeral Home, 501 W. Sixth, Emporia, KS 66801.
Heitman was born July 26, 1910, in Garden Plain, a son of John and Ida (Engert) Heitman. He graduated from Clearwater High School and attended the University of Kansas.
On Nov. 5, 1939, he married Louise Young in Clearwater.
Heitman had been a farmer and stockman in the Oxford and Piedmont communities.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Emporia and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a former member of the Oxford board of education.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Heitman, and a daughter, Barbara Gimple, both of Emporia; a brother, Everett Heitman, Clearwater; a sister, Lourine Kerley, Peck; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Clara Lindsey
Clara Meece Lindsey, 91, of Winfield, formerly of Hatfield, Ind., died April 8, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April 11 at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind. The Rev. Steve Selby officiated. Burial was in the Selvin, Ind., cemetery.
Lindsey was born in Folsomville, Ind., and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockport, Ind.
Her first husband, Lester Meece, died in 1963, and her second husband, Elmer Lindsey, died in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, LeRoy Meece and James Meece, both of Hatfield, Ind.; three daughters, Naomi Davis, Winfield, Willa Chandler, Hatfield, Ind., and Mary Lou Mitchell, Chandler, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Audrey Beller, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Oatley Osborne, Evansville, Ind., and Perry Osborne, Lynville, Ind.; two sisters, Genevieve Daugherty, Georgia, and Ann Brumley, Grandview, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.


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