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June Weathers
DEXTER - June Irene Weathers, 84, a Winfield resident for over 70 years, died April 11, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Huntington's Disease Foundation.
Weathers was born May 29, 1912, at Elk Falls, to Charles Edgar and Bertha Isabel (Sears) Goodwin. Raised in the Moline area, she received her early education in Moline schools before the family moved to Winfield. She attended Winfield High School and worked in area nursing homes and hospitals.
On Aug. 3, 1929, she married Everett Weathers in Winfield. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage. He died June 29, 1996.
Weathers was employed by the Foster Grandparents Program at Winfield State Hospital & Training Center for a number of years.
A homemaker, she was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles F. Weathers and Wesley D. Weathers, both of Winfield, and Everett D. Weathers, Oklahoma; four daughters, Sherry L. Miller, Winfield, Loretta P. King, Belle Plaine, Lucretia D. Mobley, Mount Clemens, Mich., and Caroline S. Nichols, Orange, Texas; a brother, Melvin Edgar Goodwin, Anaheim, Calif.; 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Lillian Thompson
UDALL - Services for Lillian "Lily" Thompson, 93, who died April 9, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. April 11 in the Udall United Methodist Church. The Rev. Andrew Stover officiated. Burial was in Ninnescah Cemetery.
Cora Mettling was the organist. The special music selection, "Beyond the Sunset," was performed by Carla Dill. 
Isal Jane Howell presented "Wayside Thoughts," a poetic tribute.
The recessional, especially requested by Thompson, was "Somewhere My Love."
Casket bearers were Bob Clasen, Rick Godwin, Randy Hoffman, Jack Horner, Richard Peak and Dwayne Rutter.
Memorials have been established with Southwestern College and the Udall Historical Museum.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

William Jack
Services for William Lee "Willie" Jack, 78, who died April 8, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated, and Jean Wooddell was the organist.
Burial was in Highland Cemetery. The Winfield American Legion provided military honors.
Casket bearers were Ernest Hensley, Bill Long, Jim Buterbaugh, Bill Archer, Bill Hinkley and George Bodkins.
A memorial has been established with First United Methodist Church.

Lloyd Knowlton
WICHITA - Lloyd D. Knowlton, 86, retired carpenter, of Wichita, died April 10, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center.
Services were held at 1 p.m. April 14 at Hillside Funeral Home in Wichita. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery at Newton.
Knowlton was born Sept. 19, 1910, at Anness, to William E. and Rosamond (Hancock) Knowlton. He attended grade school in Anness and high school in Viola before graduating from Cheney High School in 1928.
He began work as a carpenter and helped build the Army's Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army and served four years as a supply sergeant in Africa and Italy.
He then worked as a carpenter until his retirement in 1975.
In 1947 Knowlton married Jeannette Jones. She died in October 1968.
In September 1972 he marred Margaret Hadley.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Knowlton, Wichita; a son, Robert Jones, Washington; a daughter, Eileen Swartzlander, New Salem; a stepson, Richard Hadley, California; three stepdaughters, Marjorie Meyer, Carson City, Nev., Joanne Snapp, Wichita, and Bonita Mattingly, Dexter; a brother, Elmer Knowlton, Winfield; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Vera O'Bryan
LATHAM - Vera A. O'Bryan, 96, of Latham, died April 13, 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Burial will follow in Leon Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
O'Bryan was born July 11, 1900, four miles east of Beaumont, to Foster H. and Rhoda L. (Boman) Squier.
She attended Emporia State College and was an elementary school teacher for a number of years. She also worked as a hostess and waitress at the Beaumont Hotel.
O'Bryan had lived in Winfield for four years but spent most of her life in rural Latham.
She was a member of the Latham Christian Church and a former member of an Extension Homemakers Unit, the Iris Club and the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include a son, Lyle O'Bryan, Leon; two daughters, Frances Scott, Winfield, and Lois O'Bryan of Phoenix; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Drefka Fergeson
BURDEN - Services for Drefka Yates Fergeson were held at 10 a.m. April 12, 1997, in the Burden First Baptist Church. The Revs. Art Hays, Fred Garvin and Harry Garvin officiated. Burial was in Tisdale Cemetery.
The congregation sang "Amazing Grace" and "Victory in Jesus." Patty Garvin sang "The Pearly White City." Barbara Shively was the organist.
Fergeson's grandsons were the casket bearers.
A memorial has been established with the South Central Baptist Association Ministry Apartment.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden was in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Sympson
NEWTON - Herbert E. Sympson Sr., 66, of Newton, formerly of Winfield, died April 14, 1997, at Columbia-Halstead Hospital in Halstead. 
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. Pastor Larry Morgan will officiate.
Another service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Tisdale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Quentin Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Peterson Funeral Home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with Special Olympics.
Sympson was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Cambridge, a son of Arvin Gaines and Edna Polly (Bonnell) Sympson. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1948.
On Nov. 16, 1950, he married Roberta M. Criger in Newkirk, Okla. She died Oct. 1, 1988.
On June 10, 1990, he married Carmen Houser in Newton.
Sympson was a retired asphalt driver with Shears Construction, formerly Rhodes Construction.
He was a member of the Eagle Lodge in Newton.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen Sympson, Newton; two sons, Herbert E. Sympson Jr., Oklahoma City, and Harold L. Sympson Sr., Newton; a daughter, Marie Monasmith, Hutchinson; two brothers, Jesse B. Sympson and William B. Sympson, both of Winfield; a stepson, James R. Houser, and a stepdaughter, Patricia Wimmer, both of Newton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Don Montandon
ROCK ISLAND, Tenn. - Don Montandon, 70, of Rock Island, died April 15, 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at High Funeral Home in McMinnville, Tenn. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Tenn.
Montandon was a son of Royal and Berti Montandon.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, Montandon, Rock Island; two sons, Bill Montandon and Wayne Montandon; two daughters, Belynda Montandon and Melissa Montandon; two brothers, Jack Montandon, Riverside, Calif., and Ivan Montandon, Winfield; and a sister, Hazel Sparkman, McMinnville.

Sarah Bailey
DOUGLASS - Sarah Morgan Bailey, 80, of Douglass, died April 14, 1997, in Douglass. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Douglass United Methodist Church. The Rev. Cindy Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials have been established with the Douglass United Methodist Church and the Alzheimer's Association.
Bailey was born July 20, 1916, in Chicago, a daughter of William Frank and Leslie (Beaumont) Morgan. She married Robert Bailey, who preceded her in death.
Bailey was a homemaker and member of the Douglass United Methodist Church and an Extension Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Bailey Jr., Evanston, Ill.; two daughters, Marilynn Fullerton, Lawrence, and Pamela Bailey, Douglass; a sister, Marilynn Israel, Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.

Roger Gray
Roger "Gene" Gray, 63, of 1402 E. North St. in Winfield, died April 15, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and American Kidney Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Gray was born June 2, 1933, at Goodman, Mo., a son of Cecil Roger and Gladys Queen (Bates) Gray. The family moved to Salem, Ill., and later to Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. He went to school in all three cities.
A veteran of the Korean War, Gray served with the U.S. Navy as a seaman aboard a battleship from 1950 to 1954. He then moved to Kansas where he was employed by Boeing in Wichita for eight years.
On July 30, 1955, he married Peggy J. Eastman in Winfield, where they resided throughout their marriage.
Gray was employed by Montgomery Elevator Co. at Strother Field before beginning employment as a flight-line mechanic for General Electric Co. in 1964. He retired on Aug. 1, 1993.
Gray was a member of the Kansas and Oklahoma Gas and Steam Engine Association and the Cowley County Landowners Association, 
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gray, two daughters, Debra Stiffler and Donna Parsons, and a brother, Ronald Gray, all of Winfield; three sisters, Jane Stephenson, Tulsa, Okla., Darla Carr, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Betty Lee Collins, Arizona; two stepsisters, Loretta Weller, Winfield, and Verena Heyman, El Dorado; and five grandchildren.

Elsie Sullivan
VISTA, Calif. - Elsie Peters Samms Sullivan, 89, former Winfield resident, died April 15, 1997, at the Life Care Center in Vista.
Private services will be held in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Sullivan was born July 22, 1907, near Burden, to Alonzo and Ida (Hoyt) Peters. She was raised and educated in the Wilmot area and attended business college in Winfield.
In 1928 she married Frank Samms, and they lived in Winfield before moving to Fort Riley. There she was employed in civil service with the U.S. government. They later lived in Salina before moving to Wichita where she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service until retiring in 1967.
Mr. Samms died in 1948. She later married William Thomas and Ralph Sullivan, and they also preceded her in death.
Sullivan moved from Wichita to Encinitas, Calif., in 1990.
She was affiliated locally with the Haysville Church of Christ and in California with the Encinitas Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Betts, Carlsbad, Calif.; a grandson, Bradley Betts, Santa Fe, Calif.; and two great-granddaughters.

Elsie Sullivan
BURDEN - Services for Elsie Samms Sullivan, 89, who died April 15, 1997, were held at 1 p.m. April 19 in Burden Cemetery. Larry Boyer officiated.
Special vocal music selections were "It Is Well with My Soul" and "God's Family."
Casket bearers were Lewis Jordan, Don Kindt, George Parsons and Delbert Peters.
Miles Funeral Service of Winfield was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Vaughn
A celebration of the life of Thelma J. Vaughn, 85, who died April 11, 1997, was held at 11 a.m. April 14 at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Steven Souther officiated, and June Vasey was the organist.
Burial was in Union-Graham Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Greg and Jeff Martin and Natasha and Gavin Vaughn.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the deacon's ministry at the First Presbyterian Church.

June Weathers
Services for June Irene Weathers, 84, who died April 11, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. April 16 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. Dr. Vic Gordon officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Lorene Higgs, the organist, played "How Great Thou Art," "Each Step I Take" and "When We All Get to Heaven."
Casket bearers were her grandsons, Randy, Rick and Rodney King, Jeff and Mike Miller and Gary Weathers.
A memorial has been established with the Huntington's Disease Foundation.

Grace Wagoner
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Grace A. Wagoner, 87, of Clearwater, formerly of Winfield, died April 15, 1997, in Clearwater.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service with interment in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. today.
A memorial has been established with the Clearwater Hospice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Born Jan. 18, 1908, in Winfield, she was a daughter of William E. and Bertha May (Smith) Hinshaw. She graduated from Winfield High School and from Southwestern College with a degree in education.
On July 25, 1942, she married Warren W. Wagoner, and they resided in Winfield.
Wagoner later resided in Great Bend and Topeka and taught in various Kansas elementary schools before retiring in 1973. She moved to the Clearwater area in 1991.
Wagoner was a member of Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka.
Survivors include two daughters, Alma Hughes, Alexandria, Va., and Jeanie Lee Higgins, Salina; two brothers, Charles Hinshaw, Texas, and Homer Hinshaw, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grace Wagoner
Services for Grace A. Hinshaw Wagoner, 89, who died April 15, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. April 19 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Fred Houston officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special vocal music included "Blessed Assurance."
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. of Clearwater, Fla.

Mike Ireton
Harry Gene "Mike" Ireton, 66, lifelong Cowley County resident, of Route 1, Winfield, died April 16, 1997, in Derby.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel with interment in Akron Cemetery. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway will officiate.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
Born Dec. 22, 1930, in Winfield, Ireton was a son of Harry and Florence (Ruether) Ireton. He attended Akron schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1948.
Ireton had lived in the family home at Akron for 53 years. On March 12, 1971, he married Pansy Beard in Winfield.
He was employed as a mechanic at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center for 19 years before retiring in 1985.
Ireton was an honorary member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Pansy Ireton, Winfield; three sons, Robert Clapham and Roy Clapham, both of Winfield, and Jim Clapham, Derby; two brothers, Bob Ireton, Winfield, and Jim Ireton, Denver; two sisters, Judy Lindley and Ruth Findley, both of Winfield; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mike Ireton
Services for Harry G. "Mike" Ireton were held April 21, 1997, in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Akron Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Robert, Ray, Jim, Bob and Wesley Ireton and Richard Snively.
A memorial has been established with SCC&S Home Heath and Hospice of Derby.

Lucile Leonard
WICHITA - Sylvia Lucile Irene Leonard, 83, homemaker, of Wichita, formerly of Howard, died April 20, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. The Rev. Ted D. Davis will officiate. Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. 
Leonard was born March 27, 1914, in Exline, Iowa, to Ulysses Grant and Martha Elizabeth (Turnbull) Deahl. After the family moved to Kansas, she attended school in Wetmore.
On July 15, 1943, she married James Willis Leonard in Howard. In August 1979 they moved to Wichita to be near family. He died Dec. 27, 1980.
Leonard was employed at Winn's Cafe in Howard for several years and later cooked at Howard Twilight Manor. 
Survivors include a son, James Leonard, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Sylvia Malcom and Susan Larkin, both of Wichita, and Virginia Anderson, Richmond Hill, Ga.; three sisters, Janet Marx, Rossville, Olive Bishop, Albuquerque, N.M., and Josie Troughton, Napa, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Barbara Smith
CEDAR VALE - Barbara Smith, 71, of Cedar Vale Nursing Center, died April 18, 1997, at Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Okla.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Chouteau, Okla., cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Smith was born May 11, 1925, in Dallas, a daughter of Charles and Elsie Smith. She had been a resident of Cedar Vale Nursing Center since May 1988.
Survivors include two brothers, Dan Smith, Tulsa, Okla., Phillip Smith, Catoosa, Okla., and a sister, Charlene Steward, Fordland, Mo.

Jeanne Smith
Jeanne Evelyn Smith, 77, formerly of Coffeyville, died April 18, 1997, in William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April 21 in Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service Edgewood Chapel in Coffeyville. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.
Memorials have been established with the First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville and the American Diabetes Association.
Smith was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Coffeyville, a daughter of Irvin and Hazel (McMahon) Holland. She graduated from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Junior College.
On Jan. 18, 1942, she married Marshall Clyde Smith in Coffeyville. In 1950, they purchased Smith Grocery Store and Market and operated it until the store closed in 1980. He died Aug. 24, 1982.
Smith was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville and participated in the Keystone Sunday school class. She was also involved with the American Red Cross, a former member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and a past president and lifetime member of the Coffeyville Parent-Teachers Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Wells, Mulvane, and Shelley Spencer, Wellington; two sisters, Joyce Meier, Kankakee, Ill., and Loy Haas, Coffeyville, and four grandchildren.

Wayne Ellis
ARKANSAS CITY - Wayne Karl Ellis, 57, of Arkansas City, died April 18, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline.
A memorial has been established with the Cowley County Humane Society.
Ellis was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Wellington, to Kenneth H. and Opal I. (Hill) Ellis. He was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1958. 
Ellis owned and operated Ark City Insulation.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Arkansas City Archery Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Shandon Weston, Alexander, Tenn.; a brother, Verliand Ellis, Arkansas City; and two granddaughters.

Ruth Bonham
BRANDON, Miss. - Ruth E. Bonham, 75, homemaker, of Brandon, died of cancer on April 20, 1997, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crossgates Baptist Church. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Jackson, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Mississippi, 2600 Insurance Center Dr., Jackson, MS 39216, or to Crossgates Baptist Church, 8 Crosswoods Rd., Brandon, MS 39042.
Bonham was born in El Reno, Okla., and had lived in the Jackson area since 1979. She was a former restaurant owner, retail clothing businesswoman and travel counselor for AAA Auto Club. 
Bonham was a member of Crossgates Baptist Church. In 1991 she was named Mississippi Hospice Volunteer of the Year.
Survivors include her husband, George H. Bonham, Brandon; a son, Terry Bonham, Georgetown, Miss.; a daughter, Sue Gregory, Winfield; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Clarence Hughes
Clarence T. Hughes, 84, of Winfield, formerly of Oakland, Calif., died April 18, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hawks Funeral Home in Wellington. Brother Thomas H. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Hughes was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Longview, Texas, a son of Anderson Lee and Amanda (Templeton) Hughes. He was raised and educated in Longview.
Hughes married Artice C. White. They moved in 1940 to California where he worked in construction before going to work for the post office in Oakland.
At an early age he joined the Post Oak AME Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Ora Ellis, Wichita, and Margaret Bristow, Wellington; a brother, Anderson Hughes Jr., address not given; three sisters, Leola Simon, Talum, Texas, Lenora Tipps, Kilgore, Texas, and Jane Portley, Longview, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Susie Shoemaker
UDALL - Susie Luvern Shoemaker, 76, homemaker, of Udall, died April 21, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Udall Congregational Church. Burial will be in Udall Cemetery. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the Udall Historical Museum and the Accelerated Reader Program at Udall Elementary School. 
Shoemaker was born March 9, 1921, in Atlanta, a daughter of Franklin and Charity Ketterman. Her childhood was spent in Atlanta and Springfield, Colo., where the family farmed. They were driven out of Colorado by the dust storms and returned to Kansas, where they settled at Udall.
In 1940 she married Joseph Shoemaker, and they lived on a farm north of Udall. He preceded her in death.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as a school bus driver for a few years.
Shoemaker was a member of the Udall Congregational Church, Udall Senior Citizens and Olive Club. She had been president of the senior citizen group for several years and had served on the Cowley County Council on Aging.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Shoemaker, Udall; two daughters, Helen Swanson, Atlanta, Ga., and Joan Pritchard, Wichita; a sister, Evolin Bilyeu, Arkansas City; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Melvin Williard
Melvin Williard, 78, of 301 Stacy Graham Rd. in Winfield, former Burden and Atlanta area resident, died April 23, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, southeast of Atlanta. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with Spencer Yarbrough Post 3544 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Contributions can be made at the post or funeral home.
Williard was born July 27, 1918, southeast of Burden, a son of Guy and Mable (Miller) Williard. He received his early education in the Silver Creek and Mount Vernon rural schools and graduated from Atlanta High School in 1937.
As a young man he entered the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps and began service in the U.S. Army in 1941. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 163rd infantry in the South Pacific Theatre. Following discharge, he returned to Kansas and was employed in highway construction at Fredonia.
In 1949 he married Alleyne Lambert in Fredonia where they lived for a short time. They moved to Haysville and later to Wichita, where he worked many years as a bricklayer and mason contractor.
The Williards moved to Burden in the late 1960s and had resided in Winfield since 1973. She died in 1991. He had resided at Good Samaritan Village since March.
Williard was a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544 of Winfield.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Fontella Fyfe, Fredonia; three brothers, Lawrence Williard, Buena, Wash., Roland Williard, Cambridge, and Glen Williard, Phoenix, Ore.; five sisters, Ruth Osborn, Burden, Lois Harris, Fort Smith, Ark., Lenora Knight, Somerset, Colo., Bessie Johnson, Aurora, Colo., and Christine Peters, Winfield; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Blanche Chenoweth
BURDEN - Blanche Chenoweth, 92, of rural Burden, died April 23, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon Cemetery, southeast of Atlanta. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials have been established with the Atlanta United Methodist Church and Methodist Youthville in Newton. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Chenoweth was born July 16, 1904, in Vinton, a daughter of Birt and Nellie (Foley) Scott. She received her early education at Vinton before moving to the Atlanta area where she graduated from Atlanta High School. She later attended Pittsburg Stage Teachers College where she earned her teaching credentials.
On April 7, 1933, she married Ralph Elmer Chenoweth in Sedan. They lived and worked throughout their marriage on farms in the Atlanta area. He died Aug. 25, 1981. She had resided recently at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
A member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, she was also affiliated with the Order of Eastern Star in Burden. She was a past member of the Hy-Flyer Club and the Atlanta Progress Club, and she was a past 4-H leader. 
Survivors include two sons, Phil Chenoweth, Winfield, and George Chenoweth, Magnolia, Texas; a brother, Bill Scott, Burden; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Fred Archer
BURLEY, Idaho - Fred W. Archer, 66, of Burley, formerly of Winfield, died March 23, 1997, at his home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. March 28 in Zion Lutheran Church in Burley. The Rev. Rick Twenhafel officiated. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
Archer was born June 18, 1930, in Winfield, a son of Roy T. and Esther (Detmer) Archer. In 1945 the family moved from Kansas to Buhl, Idaho. He graduated from Buhl High School in 1949.
On July 2, 1950, he married Barbara G. Carson in Buhl.
In his early years Archer helped drill wells with his father. 
As a farmer he excelled at growing potatoes and other crops. He was the farm manager for Morgan Schillington Farm Co. for more than 30 years. In 1955 he was the top sugar beet grower.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Archer, Burley; two daughters, Gayla Brekke and Darla Shaver; a sister, JoAnn Hieb; and three grandchildren.

Alva Williams
BILLINGS, Mo. - Alva Williams, 89, of Billings, formerly of Douglass, died April 15, 1997, at Sonshine Manor.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. April 17 in Meadors Chapel in Billings. The Rev. Faye White officiated. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. April 18 in Douglass Cemetery. The Rev. Allen Jones officiated.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Douglass Senior Center, Douglass, KS 67039.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Williams, Winfield, and Dewey Williams, San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Kathleen Ordway, Billings, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Charles Carson
GEUDA SPRINGS - Charles Newton "Chuck" Carson Jr., 50, Gordon-Piatt welder, of Geuda Springs, died April 22, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. The Rev. David Lemke will officiate. Burial will be in Geuda Springs Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Slate Valley Baptist Church and the First Southern Baptist Church of Arkansas City. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Carson was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Arkansas City, to Charles Carson Sr. and Ethel (Wykes) Carson. He was raised in Arkansas City and attended local schools. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 10, 1973, he married Beverly Arlene Wells in Geuda Springs where they lived throughout their marriage. 
A welder for Gordon-Piatt Energy Group Inc., he was a member of Slate Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Carson, Geuda Springs; a son, Matthew Charles Carson, Arkansas City; two daughters, Misty Michelle Carson, Geuda Springs, and Ginger Carson, Winfield; his parents Ethel and Charles Carson Sr., Arkansas City; two brothers, David Carson, Houston, and Bill Carson, Arkansas City; and four grandchildren.

Charles Baker
Charles A. Baker, 75, retired registered nurse, formerly of 1009 E. Sixth in Winfield, died April 22, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Private services are planned. Miles Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Baker was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Latrobe, Pa., to Ellis Fairman and Kathrine Gertrude (Ehrentraut) Baker. He graduated from Latrobe High School in 1940 and in 1957 received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
A registered nurse, he married Betty Ann Crouse on June 9, 1956, in Gettysburg. From 1959 through 1965, they resided in Monte Vista, Colo., where he worked at Monte Vista Hospital. In 1965 he received his master's degree in education from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., and the couple moved to Winfield the same year.
Baker was employed as a professor of English at Southwestern College for a number of years, and during the 1970s, he began service as a registered nurse at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Following retirement from the hospital, the couple continued to reside in Winfield. He had recently made his home at Good Samaritan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Baker, Winfield; a son, Craig Albert Baker, Sioux City, Iowa; a daughter, Bryce Elaine Davis, Highland, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Rebecca Cogswell
WICHITA - Rebecca F. Cogswell, 83, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died April 23, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wichita. Cochran Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Cogswell was born June 13, 1913, in Winfield to Ysidra Ortiz. She graduated from Winfield High School and Southwestern College.
A foreign languages teacher in Wichita public schools, she married Jeff Cogswell and they resided in Wichita. He died in 1988.
She was a member of Wichita's First United Methodist Church and several civic organizations.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Cogswell, Honolulu; a sister, Esther McDade, Winfield; and a grandchild.


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