Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1996

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Ethel Reynolds
Ethel Reynolds, 95, of 1420 Olive, Winfield, died Oct. 13, 1996, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerre Nolte officiating. Interment will be in Prairie Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with Grace United Methodist Church.
Born Aug. 1, 1901, at Dexter, she was a daughter of Lorenzo and Belle (Davidson) Buffum. After graduating from Dexter High School in 1918, she taught at Prairie Ridge and Willow Branch rural schools.
On Dec. 15, 1922, she married Carl Reynolds. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1965.
Reynolds was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include four sons, Ralph and Donald Reynolds, both of Winfield, Kenneth Reynolds, Portland, Ore., and Cecil Reynolds, Wichita; two daughters, Dorothy Malone and Louise Nichols, both of Winfield; 20 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Donald Madison
COFFEYVILLE - Donald C. Madison, 64, of Coffeyville, died Oct. 12, 1996, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church with burial in Fawn Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Colonial Chapel after 4 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with the Kansas Lung Association and as an athletic scholarship at Coffeyville Community College.
Born April 23, 1932, at Gladewater, Texas, he was a son of Harry and Leona (Kirkpatrick) Madison. The family moved to Winfield, and he attended Winfield schools. On March 30, 1956, he married Grace Mays in Winfield.
Madison worked as a maintenance electrician and in telephone line construction in several Midwest communities. They moved to Coffeyville in 1974, and he was employed by Halliburton until becoming disabled in 1977.
Madison attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Teresa Kay Marshall, Coffeyville, Brenda S. Handshumaker, Lenapah, Okla., and Lisa A. Pfister, South Coffeyville, Okla.; a brother, Elmer Madison, Winfield; a sister, Rennis Thomas, Wichita; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wilma Gates
PRATT - Wilma B. Gates, 89, of Pratt, died Oct. 13, 1996, at Pratt Friendship Manor.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Nazarene and at 4:30 p.m. in Mount Vernon Cemetery at Atlanta. Dr. Randall Rucker will officiate.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Larrison Mortuary.
A memorial has been established with the Nazarene Church Building Fund.
Born Jan. 3, 1907, at Grenola, she was a daughter of Aaron and Nannie Belle (Logsdon) Brown. On June 6, 1925, she married Merle A. Gates at Sedan. He died Nov. 16, 1973.
Gates had resided in Pratt since 1955. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Nazarene and a garden club.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Sheldon, Pratt, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Emma Greenburg
HOWARD - Emma Stella Greenburg, 91, formerly of Elk City, Longton and Caney, died Oct. 12, 1996, at Howard Twilight Manor.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Elk City Church of the Nazarene with interment in West Liberty Cemetery west of Elk City. Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Elk City Church of the Nazarene.
Born Jan. 13, 1905, near Hale, she was a daughter of Lewis Victor and Stella Jane (Seybold) Brand. She attended Hard Rock rural school and grew up in Chautauqua County.
On Oct. 5, 1922, she married Herbert Henry Greenburg at Sedan. They lived in several Kansas locations before moving to Oak Valley in 1962 and farmed and ranched in Elk and Chautauqua counties.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1968.
Greenburg was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Caney before moving to Howard in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, James Greenburg, Tyro, and Herb "JR" Greenburg, Spokane, Wash.; four daughters, Rosalie McDonald, Howard, Margie Welch and Joan Newkirk, both of Elk City, and Myra Becker, Moline; a brother, Therman Brand, Red Bluff, Calif.; two sisters, Zeda Rice, Irving, Texas, and Thelma Knicely, Magalia, Calif.; 23 grandchildren 48 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Iwilda Johnson
DOUGLASS - Iwilda Johnson, 92, of Douglass, died Oct. 13, 1996, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Douglass Christian Church with interment in Douglass Cemetery. Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
Born July 7, 1904, at Latham, she was a daughter of John and Mae (Smith) Hoard. On Dec. 21, 1924, she married Frank Garland Johnson in Burden.
Johnson was a lifelong resident of the area and was a retired upholsterer.
Survivors include two sons, Garland Johnson, Rock, and Clifford Johnson, Mooreland, Okla.; a sister, Audrey Trickey, Wichita; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mabel (Hadley) Arnette
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Mabel (Hadley) Arnette, 76, of Huntington Beach, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 13, 1996, at Newport Beach, Calif.
Services will be Thursday in California and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel, Winfield, with interment in Highland Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the Leukemia Society.
Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Winfield, she was a daughter of Wilson A. and Agatha Maud (Rarick) Hadley. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1938 and was married to C.B. Arnette for nine years.
Arnette began her 40-year career in health information management at Snyder Clinic and later was director of medical records at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. After a one-year sales management position in Vietnam, she became medical records director at Costa Mesa Memorial Hospital in California in 1968. She worked there until the early 1980s when she became a consultant for many hospitals in southern California.
In 1986 Arnette became an administrative assistant for her daughter's business.
Survivors include her daughter, Dana Lynne Whitney, Huntington Beach; a grandson, Michael Whitney, Garden Grove, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Lisa Whitney, Menlo Park, Calif.

Edwin Crow
MAPLE CITY - Services for Edwin Kelly Crow were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 1996, in the Maple City Community Church. The Revs. Larry Underwood and Norman Reeves officiated.
Carol Underwood was the organist, and Larry and Carol Underwood sang "How Great Thou Art" and "It Is Well With My Soul."
Interment was in Dexter Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Chuck, Clyde, Mark, Tom and Walter Bloyer, Brad Crow, Bobby Hoyt and Rick Wolf.
Miles Funeral Service of Winfield was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Madole
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Wilson Madole, 64, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 9, 1996, at his home in Washington, D.C.
Services were held Oct. 12, with interment to take place later in Arlington National Cemetery.
Madole was born in Elkhart and graduated from Winfield High School in 1950. He attended Emporia State Teachers College and served with the U.S. Navy during the 1950s. He graduated from the University of Denver and its law school.
Madole worked for American Airlines in Tulsa, Okla., before moving to the Washington area to work for the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1963. He entered private law practice in 1966 and specialized in representing airplane crash victims. He retired as a partner in the firm of Speiser, Krause, Madole and Lear in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Judy, of Washington; four children, David Madole, Kansas City, Mo., Ann Kinskey, Overland Park, Samantha Madole, Potomac, Md., and Mercedes Madole, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Martha Sauder, Independence; and five grandchildren.

C.L. Weathers
STILLWATER, Okla. - C.L. Weathers, 92, of Stillwater, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 14, 1996, at Stillwater Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, and at 4 p.m. in New Home Cemetery, Nash, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church or any charity.
Born Aug. 23, 1904, at Ames, Okla., he was a son of Oscar and Hannah (Longwell) Weathers. He graduated from Northwestern State College at Alva, Okla., and received his master's degree in education from Phillips University in Enid, Okla.
Weathers was principal of Fairview (Okla.) High School and superintendent of schools at Nash, Crescent and Claremore, Okla.
In 1946 he purchased a John Deere implement business in Alva, Okla., and in 1951 purchased a John Deere business in Winfield.
Weathers returned to Alva in 1959 and founded the Sperry-Weathers Real Estate and Insurance Agency with a partner. In 1964 he moved to Stillwater and established Weathers Insurance Agency and operated it until retiring.
He and his wife, the former Bernice Bratcher, celebrated their 60th anniversary in August.
Weathers was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dr. Janet Weathers, Princeton, N.J.; a sister, Opal Niuison, Enid; and two granddaughters.

Georgia Smith
DOUGLASS - Georgia M. Smith, 87, a former Latham and Atlanta resident, died Oct. 16, 1996, at Medicalodge of Douglass.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel of Burden with interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery southeast of Atlanta.
A memorial has been established with Medicalodge of Douglass.
Born May 21, 1909, at Wauneta, she was a daughter of Calvin and Ethel (Gray) Burgess. She graduated from Mulvane High School, received her teaching certificate from Emporia State Teachers College and later earned her bachelor's degree in education at Southwestern College.
On May 15, 1951, she married Clayton H. Smith at Tisdale, and they lived between Latham and Atlanta all their married lives. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1974.
Smith taught for 22 years in one-room schools: Mount Pleasant at Mulvane, Star Valley at Rock, and Mount Vernon and Timber Creek near Atlanta. She later was a substitute teacher in Latham, Atlanta, Cambridge and Burden schools.
Smith moved to Atlanta in 1975 and to Douglass in 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight Smith, Douglass, and Stanley Smith, Garden City; three sisters, Cleo Kimble, Donna Rains and Leah Schoenborn, all of Wichita; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ethel Reynolds
Services for Ethel Reynolds were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 1996, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Revs. Jerre Nolte and Ticia Bennett officiated. Louise Schuppener was the organist, and Dr. James Schuppener sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Interment was in Prairie Ridge Cemetery. Her nine grandsons served as casket bearers.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Mullen
WICHITA - Mary Elizabeth Mullen, 82, of Wichita, died Oct. 17, 1996, in River Park Health Care Center, Wichita.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Burden Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden is in charge of arrangements.
Born Sept. 18, 1914, in Miami, Ariz., she was a daughter of Harry and Susan (Norris) Millard. She graduated from Burden High School.
On April 27, 1942, she married Bert Mullen at Newkirk, Okla. He died in 1968.
Mullen lived in Wichita most of her life and was employed as a U.S. Postal Service clerk there from 1968 to 1977.
Survivors include a sister, Faye Spangler, Burden; three grandchildren, Randall Veatch, Jerry Veatch and Kathy Cox, all of Wichita; and four great-grandsons.

Bernice Brown
LEES SUMMIT, Mo. - Bernice Josephine Brown, 77, of Lees Summit, died Oct. 15, 1996, at Lees Summit Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola, with the Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Grenola Christian Church.
Born Oct. 22, 1918, at Alliance, Neb., she was a daughter of Robert Oscar and Pearl (Dobson) White. She grew up in the Atlanta area. After graduating from high school, she attended college and became a licensed practical nurse.
In 1946 she married Thomas Clay Brown. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Brown lived in several locations, the last 20 years at Lees Summit. She worked as a nurse.
Survivors include four sons, Bob Thomason, Pierce City, Mo., Paul Brown, Lees Summit, and Duane and David Brown, both of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Herbert Bonnell
EL DORADO - Herbert Gale Bonnell, 77, of El Dorado, died Oct. 16, 1996, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado with interment in Latham Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Park Avenue Baptist Church.
Born Oct. 13, 1919, at Beaumont, Bonnell was a son of Herbert E. and Orba (Barnhill) Bonnell. He was a life-long resident of Butler County and worked for Skelly-Getty Refinery before retiring in 1979.
Bonnell was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church, the American Legion and Skelly-Getty Retirees. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Air Force.
On June 10, 1950, he married Winifred Sperling at El Dorado.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Gayla Bonnell, Wichita, and Karen Vazirian, Yorba Linda, Calif.; his mother, Orba Campbell, Winfield; a sister, Eunice Trible, Omaha, Neb.; and three grandchildren.

Robert Bennett
MULVANE - Robert McKinley Bennett, 73, of Mulvane, died Oct. 15, 1996, in Mulvane.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Udall Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Sam Lever officiating. Smith Mortuary of Derby is in charge of arrangements.
Born April 25, 1923, at Jefferson City, Miss., he was a son of Charles McKinley and Birdie Myrtle (Greenfield) Bennett. He was a former Sedgwick County deputy and custodian at the Wichita Country Club.
He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Wichita Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma M. Chambers, Mulvane; a stepson, Richard Powell, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Brenda Bellin, Cogswell, N.D.; and seven grandchildren.

Wendell Jimeson
UDALL - Wendell W. Jimeson, 83, of Udall, died Oct. 16, 1996, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Mulvane. Hillside Funeral Home of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Udall Community Historical Society.
Born March 2, 1913, in Culbertson, Mont., Jimeson was a son of Roy Elmer and Sylvia Blanche (Rucker) Jimeson. He was a farmer and stockman.
Survivors include his wife, Zay Jimeson, and a son, J.R. Jimeson, both of Udall; a daughter, Retha Keely, Columbus; a sister, Evelyn Holderby, Burlington, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Royce Moon
William Royce Moon, 62, of Route 4, Winfield, died Oct. 17, 1996, at Walnut Hill Nursing Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale United Methodist Church with interment in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Winfield, Moon was a son of Harold William and Sarah Rowena (Linnens) Moon. He was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1954.
On May 2, 1954, he married Phyllis G. Rouch. They were later divorced.
A longtime dairy farmer and stockman, Moon sponsored the Heifers for Europe program during the 1950s as a member of the Tisdale community.
In addition to farming northeast of Winfield, he was employed by General Electric at Strother Field. Because of his health, Moon retired from G.E. in 1975 and moved to Bella Vista, Ark. He returned to the Winfield area in 1980.
On Feb. 27, 1988, he married Elsie M. (Priest) Goodnight.
Moon moved to Walnut Towers in 1993 and soon after that to Walnut Hill Nursing Center.
Moon was a member of Tisdale United Methodist Church and a former member of 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
Survivors include his wife, of Winfield; two sons, Michael William Moon, Haysville, and Martin Keith Moon, Winfield; his father and stepmother, Harold and Veryl Moon, Winfield; two sisters, Elaine Thomas, Augusta, and Janice Filbert, Kirksville, Mo.; two stepbrothers, Daniel Rowe, Omaha, Neb., and Kermit Rowe, Wichita; two stepsisters, Virginia Shutt, Bartlesville, Okla., and Charlene Paton, Winfield; and eight grandchildren.

Dorothy Zahnd
DEXTER - Dorothy L. Zahnd, 84, of Grouse Valley Manor, formerly of Santa Monica, Calif., died Oct. 16, 1996, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the home of a granddaughter, Tracy Osborn, in St. Joseph, Mo. All friends and relatives are invited. Miles Funeral Service of Winfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the Dexter Community Building Fund, First Christian Church of Savannah, Mo., and Kansas Humane Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Born Sept. 2, 1912, at Savannah, Mo., Zahnd was a daughter of John Cyrus and Lucy Ann (Thornhill) Latham. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1930 and later attended Platte Business College in St. Joseph.
Zahnd was employed by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City for 17 years and also was a part-time employee of the Jack Boring Co. After moving to Santa Monica in 1959, she was employed by City National Bank until retiring in 1975.
She moved to Missouri in 1990 and then Kansas to live near her daughter. She had resided at Grouse Valley Manor for several months.
Zahnd had been a member of the First Christian Church in Savannah and Santa Monica, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star at Whitesville, Mo. She had done volunteer work in a church thrift shop for many years and for the American Red Cross in Kansas City.
Survivors include her daughter, Jane Golden, Dexter; her son, Gene Zahnd, Arizona; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Fred Austin
ARKANSAS CITY - John Frederick "Fred" Austin, 59, of Arkansas City, died Oct. 18, 1996, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the North Summit Church of Christ with Wayne Robbins officiating. Inurnment will be in Parker Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Contributions can be sent to Hawks Funeral Home.
Austin was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Arkansas City, the son of John Howard and Margaret May (Naw) Austin. He attended schools in the Arkansas City and Winfield areas.
Austin served with the U.S. Navy and operated Fred's Small Engine Service & Repair. He was a flight line mechanic at General Electric for many years before retiring in 1982 because of his health.
On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Lois Marie Shaw in Arkansas City.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, three sons, Kenny, Kevin and Wayne Austin, and a daughter, Debra Hilderbrandt, all of Arkansas City; his mother, of Silverdale; two brothers, Bradly and Thomas Austin, both of Arkansas City; two sisters, Joyce Hockenbury, Silverdale, and Martha Howell, Winfield; and eight grandchildren.

Gladys Thomas
HOWARD - Gladys Irene Thomas, 79, died Oct. 18, 1996, at her home in Howard.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Howard Twilight Manor with the Rev. Chuck Evans officiating. Recorded music, performed by Joe and Gladys Thomas, was played.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial has been established with Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions can be sent to Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Born July 4, 1917, at Vian, Okla., she was a daughter of John Franklin and Florence Isadora (Bolton) Benham. She lived several years in Emporia and graduated from high school at the Topeka School for the Blind.
On Dec. 11, 1965, she married Joseph John Thomas at Edison, N.J., and they lived in New Jersey before moving to Howard in 1971. He died June 6, 1996.
Thomas was an accomplished pianist and had played professionally in the New York area. She sometimes performed with her husband, who was a professional saxophone player.
Thomas was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Newark, N.J.
There are no surviving relatives.

Rosella Chaplin
NEWKIRK, Okla. - Rosella Chaplin, 90, of Newkirk, died Oct. 19, 1996, at Blackwell (Okla.) Regional Hospital.
At her request, there will be no funeral. Hackler Funeral Home of Blackwell is in charge of cremation arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Newkirk Senior Center, 311 N. Main, Newkirk, OK 74647.
Born May 21, 1906, in Kay County, Okla., she was a daughter of Moses Clifford and Annie Eliza (Moore) Kendrick. She lived east of Kildare, Okla., the first 12 years of her life and attended Lone Elm School. After the family moved to a farm northeast of Newkirk in 1918, she attended the Tipton school and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1925.
On July 1, 1925, she married Lee Chaplin. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Winfield and lived there for many years.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Frati, Portland, Texas; a son, John W. Chaplin, Austin, Texas; two sisters, Buena Young, Arkansas City, and Wanda Taylor, Cleveland, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Georgia Smith
BURDEN - Services for Georgia M. Smith were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 1996, in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cindy Watson officiated.
Lyman Wheeler was the vocalist, and Barbara Shively was the organist. Selections were "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace."
Casketbearers were Matthew and Lowell Smith, Marvin and Brad McMinn, Jerry Lambky and Butch Teufel.
Interment was in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Atlanta.

Mary Mullen
BURDEN - Services for Mary Elizabeth Mullen were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 19, 1996, in Burden Cemetery with the Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiating. Lyman Wheeler sang "How Great Thou Art."
Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie Riegel
CARROLLTON, Texas - Jimmie L. Riegel, 64, of Carrollton, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 13, 1996.
A memorial service was held Oct. 16 at Metrocrest Funeral Home in Texas.
Riegel was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Red Oak, Iowa, to William and Lucille Riegel. He retired from the United States Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 25 years of service, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was later employed by Sierra Mike in aircraft maintenance in the Dallas area.
On March 31, 1954, he married Bobbie L. Hotchkin.
Riegel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jimmie L. Riegel Jr., Valley Ranch, Texas, and Christopher Riegel, Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Angela Riegel, Winfield, and Suzanna Daily, Arkansas City; three sisters; one brother; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Viola Wyckoff
ARKANSAS CITY - Viola Marie Wyckoff, 76, died Oct. 23, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor Health Care Center, Arkansas City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 1, 1920, at Hanover, she was a daughter of Frank J. and Rose (Ruhkamp) Meerian. She attended Hanover schools and married Merle O. Wyckoff July 24, 1945, in Hanover.
The Wyckoffs had lived in Hackney, Winfield and Arkansas City. She was employed at Woolworth's and Jimmy's Cafe.
Wyckoff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and Moose Lodge.
Her husband preceded her in death July 12, 1991.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel L. Wyckoff Sr. and Merle F. Wyckoff, both of Arkansas City, and Ronald E. Wyckoff, Enid, Okla.; a daughter, Janet Anstey, Alma; two brothers, Richard and Raymond Meerian, both of Hanover; a sister, Ileen Turk, Independence; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

William Davis
William Sie "Willie" Davis, 72, of 1718 Manning, a lifelong Winfield resident, died Oct. 24, 1996, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service with interment in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
Born March 2, 1924, in Winfield, Davis was a son of Joe and Eliza Jannie (Thompson) Davis. After attending Winfield schools, he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. Following the war, he attended Winfield High School and graduated in 1947. He later attended Southwestern College.
Davis was employed by Hittle Service and Kellogg Farmers Co-op Elevator before being recalled to service with the Navy during the Korean War.
Davis began working as a psychiatric aide at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center in the 1950s and retired from the hospital in 1987 after more than 30 years of service.
Davis was a member of the Second Baptist Church, served as the first president of the WSH&TC Association of Psychiatric Aides and had served as commander of American Legion Post 10. He was also affiliated with Walnut Valley Chapter of the Masonic Lodge, was a former worthy patron of Manilla Chapter 22 of the Order of the Eastern Star and held the 32nd degree at Emmett Temple Shrine in Wichita.
Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Faucette and Joan Willis, both of Winfield.

George Kelsey
George William Kelsey, 87, formerly of Elk Falls, died Oct. 24, 1996, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Cumbernauld Village, 716 Tweed, Winfield.
Born Jan. 11, 1909, at Elk Falls, Kelsey was a son of Oren Lincoln and Mary Eliza (Pumpelly) Kelsey. He attended schools at Elk Falls.
Kelsey was a stockman and farmer most of his life. He resided in Elk Falls until moving to Cumbernauld in 1989.
He was a longtime member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Oren Kelsey Jr., Many, La.; and two sisters, Emma Cooley, Winfield, and Lela Helms, Phoenix.


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