Lyle L. Drotts, 85, a resident of Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield,
formerly of Cherryvale, died April 23, 1997, at William Newton Memorial
Private services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale.
Miles Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.
Drotts was born July 6, 1911, in Almena, to Charles C. and Mable A.
(Gilliland) Drotts. He was raised and educated in Cherryvale, he married
Ellen Lewis on Nov. 18, 1939, in Cherryvale, where they made their first
A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II,
retiring as a ship fitter V-6.
On Nov. 18, 1939, he married Ellen Lewis in Cherryvale, where they
made their first home. They resided in Wichita where he was employed with
Civil Service at McConnell Air Force Base. They later lived in Poplar Bluff,
Mo. She died in 1987.
He moved to Winfield in 1992 and had resided at Walnut Hill since January
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include two sisters, Aileen "Mollie" Vanderbilt, Independence,
and Betty Hudson, Winfield.
ROCK - Cecil H. "Peak" Knapp, 86, a resident of Rock for almost 45
years, died April 27, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St.
Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services with military rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Douglass
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday.
Memorials have been established with St. Jude's Children's Hospital
and the Rock Community Council. Contributions can be made through the funeral
Knapp was born Nov. 3, 1910, at Red Bridge, Mo., a son of Joshua and
Edna (Record) Knapp. During his youth, the family lived in Missouri, Oklahoma
and Kansas, and he attended schools in all three states.
As a youth, he began his lifelong career as a custom sawmill operator.
On Feb. 20, 1948, he married Meryl Kunkel in Winfield. They lived and
worked in a number of states during their early marriage and lived in Winfield
for two years before moving to Rock in 1953. He owned and operated a sawmill
in Rock for nearly 20 years before retiring in 1972.
Knapp was formerly affiliated with the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Meryl Knapp, Rock; a son, Nathan Knapp,
Douglass; a daughter, Christine Wells, Udall; a sister, Doris "Tiny" Davis,
Granite Shoals, Texas; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Services for Melvin A. Williard, 78, who died April 23, 1997, were
held at 10:30 a.m. April 26 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service.
The Rev. David Jennings officiated. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery
southeast of Atlanta.
Military graveside rites were performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars
Spencer Yarbrough Post 3544 of Winfield.
Special vocal music was "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden."
Honorary casket bearers were Mike Thompson, Ed Prouty and Ron Howe.
Casket bearers were Denis Knight, Roger McGinnis, Randy Otto, Rick
Peters and Tom and Wayne Williard.
A memorial has been established with Spencer Yarbrough Post 3544 of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Elizabeth A. DeArmond, 73, of 1201 Menor in Winfield, died April 25,
1997, at her home.
Private services were held April 28 in Highland Cemetery. The Rev.
William Jeffress officiated. Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
DeArmond was born July 31, 1923, in Dayton, Ohio, to Clyde and Verta
(Snurr) Engle. Raised and educated in Dayton, she was a 1941 graduate of
Dayton High School.
In 1946 she married William DeArmond, and they made their home in Dayton
before moving to Bowling Green, Ky., in 1963. They later divorced.
DeArmond resided in Sacramento, Calif., before moving to Winfield in
In Winfield she was employed as a secretary in Southwestern College's
business department and later worked in the personnel office of Winfield
State Hospital and Training Center before retiring.
Survivors include three sons, William DeArmond, Winfield, Robert DeArmond,
Baton Rouge, La., and Steve DeArmond, Augusta; a brother, Don Engle, Dayton,
Ohio; a sister, Virginia Snyder, Sacramento, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
DOUGLASS - Everett Wesley "Wes" Moore Jr., 66, retired Boeing Airplane
Co. machinist, of Douglass, died April 26, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical
Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Douglass United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Cindy Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Douglass
Moore was born June 1, 1930, in Hobart, Okla., a son of Everett Wesley
Moore Sr. and Fannie Pauline (Stewart) Moore. A veteran of the U.S. Army,
he married Mary Ann Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Moore, Douglass; three sons, Timothy
Moore, Douglass, Donald Moore, Winfield, and Rodney Moore, Wichita; three
daughters, Becky Midkiff, Augusta, Kathryn Moore, Douglass, and Betty Haunschild,
Winfield; and six grandchildren.
ATLANTA - Graveside services for Blanche Chenoweth, 92, who died April
23, 1997, were held at 4 p.m. April 26 in Mount Vernon Cemetery southeast
of Atlanta. The Revs. Keith Dudeck and Lawn Sauer officiated.
The vocal music selection was "Peace in the Valley."
Honorary casket bearers were Dale and Mike Crowley, Woody DePointier,
Warren Hahn, Roland and Wayne Williard, Russell Whiteman and Larry Womacks.
Casket bearers were Chenoweth's grandchildren, Gregory, Julie and Troy
Chenoweth, Teresa Bazil, Jill McAllister and Tonia Nelson.
Memorials have been established with the Atlanta United Methodist Church
and Methodist Youthville in Newton.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
MOLINE - Roland Floyd "Ron" Humphries, 50, of Moline, died April 26,
1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery at
Grenola. The Rev. Wallace Wartick will officiate.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and
Ferguson-Spease American Legion Post in Moline. Contributions can be made
through Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Humphries was born March 25, 1947, in Cedar Vale to Ellis Floyd Humphries
Sr. and Grace Isabelle (Mattocks) Humphries. He graduated from Grenola
High School in 1965.
In 1966 he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He
was discharged in 1968 and served in the Army Reserves until 1972.
Humphries was employed by Cessna and the MK&O Railroad for several
years but worked most of his life at the Moline Feed Store before becoming
disabled in 1989.
He married Brenda Russell and later Valeta Sue Suiter. Both marriages
ended in divorce.
Humphries was a member of the Grenola Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Steven Humphries, Tyro; a daughter, Melissa
Reeves, Denton, Texas; his mother, Isabelle Humphries, Grenola; a brother,
Ellis Humphries Jr., Winfield; a sister, Loretta Rae MacCready, Grenola;
and one grandchild.
WEAUBLEAU, Mo. - Tracy Lynn Main, 34, of Weaubleau, died April 23,
1997, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Vista, Mo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. April 25 in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood
Funeral Home in Springfield, Mo. The Rev. Don Combs officiated. Burial
was in Hazelwood Cemetery.
Main was born April 17, 1963, in Springfield, Mo. He was a mail handler
for the Springfield U.S. Post Office and a farmer .
He attended Paris Springs Church and later High Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Bill and Wauthena Main, a brother, Kirk
Main, and a sister, Cindy Huffman, all of Springfield; and his grandmothers,
Sophia Duncan, Winfield, and Vera Griffith, Independence.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Mildred L. Woods, 87, of Bellingham, formerly of
Arkansas City, died April 28, 1997, in Bellingham.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Parker Cemetery at Arkansas
Friends may call at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday
and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Woods was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Wichita, to John and Goldie (Sullivan)
Martin. She was raised and educated in Wichita.
On April 27, 1937, she married LeRoy Woods in Texas. They moved to
Arkansas City in 1945. He died in 1955. In 1991 she moved to Garden Plain
and in 1996 to Bellingham.
From 1957 to 1972 Woods worked as a cook at the Osage Hotel in Arkansas
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include a son, Bill Woods, Goddard; three daughters, Karen
Gottlob, Spokane, Wash., Irene White, Bellingham, Wash., and Judy Hicks,
Norris, Texas; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Floyd A. Thiel, 80, a Winfield area farmer and stockman for nearly
50 years, died April 30, 1997, at Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service.
Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials have been established with the Tisdale United Methodist Church
and the Alzheimer's Association. Contributions may be made through the
church or the funeral home.
Thiel was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Black Creek, Wis., the son of Arnold
and Lily (Mory) Thiel. The family moved to Kansas when he was a youth and
he was raised in the Derby area. He graduated from Derby High School in
He began his career in agriculture as a young man.
On March 24, 1939, he married Margaret B. Somers at Valley Center.
They lived and farmed in the rural Wichita and Derby areas from 1939 until
1947, and they farmed in Howard for two years before moving to Winfield
in 1949. They lived and worked on their farm near New Salem until he retired
from active farming in 1985.
A member of the Tisdale United Methodist Church, Thiel was also a 50-year
affiliate of the Mulvane Masonic Lodge 201, and he attained the 32nd degree
in Masonry with the Wichita Consistory.
An active worker and supporter of rural and agricultural affairs, he
served on the rural school board and on the boards of directors of Rural
Water District 4, the Soil Conservation Service, the Timber Creek Watershed,
the Agricultural Extension Service and the Winfield Farmers' Co-op. He
was also an active worker in the Kansas and Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Thiel, and three sons, Larry D.
Thiel, Ronald L. Thiel and Daryl B. Thiel, all of Winfield; a daughter,
Barbara Belveal, Wichita; a sister, Lily Houser, Derby; seven grandchildren,
four stepgrandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
SABETHA - Beulah B. McKibben, 97, of Sabetha, former Winfield resident,
died April 30, 1997, at Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Chapel. Evangelist Donald Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Highland
A memorial has been established with the Reorganized Church of the
Latter Day Saints in Winfield.
McKibben was born March 21, 1900, in Oklahoma to Franklin P. and Mabel
(Rouse) Hackleman. She was raised and educated in the Terlton, Okla., area.
On May 5, 1924, she married Rex McKibben in Oklahoma.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Reorganized Church of the Latter
Day Saints in Winfield.
Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Jackson, Wichita, Marilyn
Harter, Bern, and Carol Little, Salina; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
InSoon DeArmond, 45, of 907 E. 11th in Winfield, died May 1, 1997,
at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Miles Funeral Service from 11 a.m. until
the funeral procession moves to the cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
DeArmond was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Chunju, Korea, one of four children
born to Son Kum Sul and Kim Soon Im. She was raised and educated in Korea
and moved to the United States in 1972.
On Nov. 22, 1972, she married William DeArmond Jr. in Bowling Green,
Ken., where they made their first home. She was employed in the Food Service
Department at the University of Western Kentucky.
In 1978, the DeArmonds moved to Winfield where she served as assistant
manager for the Southwestern College Food Service Department.
Survivors include her husband, William DeArmond Jr., Winfield; her
parents, Som Kum Sul and Kim Soon Im, two brothers, Son Tae In and Son
Cob In, and a sister, Son In Ni, all of Kwangju, Korea.
Graveside services for InSoon DeArmond, 45, who died May 1, 1997, were
held at 2 p.m. May 5 in Highland Cemetery. Dr. Steve Rankin and Steve Wilke
officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
The special music selection was "Amazing Grace," performed by The Pipes,
Drums and Military Band of the Regimental Brigade of Scotland.
Casket bearers were Dallas Abplanalp, Steve DeArmond, Soon Yang Park,
Jin Yong Park, Jin Won Park and Larry Romero.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Geren K. "Gary" Kessler, 45, of Lee's Summit, Mo.,
formerly of Udall, died April 25, 1997, at his home. Services were held
April 28, 1997, at the Church of the Nazarene in Lee's Summit. Burial was
in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.
Kessler was born on March 26, 1952, in Rochester, N.Y. He moved with
his family to Udall in 1957 and graduated from Udall High School in 1971.
After high school he entered the U.S. Navy but retired in 1974 due
to health problems.
A Kansas City area resident for over 18 years, Kessler was owner/operator
of Prestige Food Service from 1992 to 1995 and was associated with Sysco
Food Service for 16 years.
He was a member of the Udall Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Stacey Kessler, Lee's Summit; a son, Jake
Lankton, Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Reece Kessler, Lee's Summit, and
Shiloh Kessler and Shannon Kessler, both of Olathe; his mother and stepfather,
Norma and Robert Kindler, Udall; two brothers, Frank DeFisher, Morganville,
and Robert Kessler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a sister, Doris Rubadeau,
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Clayton A. "Newt" Newton, 74, of Independence,
Mo., formerly of Atlanta, died April 30, 1997, at Research Medical Center
in Kansas City, Mo., after a battle with myelodysplasia and leukemia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Speaks Suburban Chapel,
39th at Highway M291 in Independence. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery
in Kansas City, Mo.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The family suggests memorial contributions go to the Leukemia Society
of America, Mid-America Chapter, 3100 Main, Suite 15, Kansas City, Mo.
64111, or The Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 22689,
Baltimore, MD 21203.
Newton was born May 14, 1922, in Choteau, Mont., the son of Guy and
Jeanie Newton. He spent his youth in Atlanta and graduated from Atlanta
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
In 1949 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with
degrees in geography and history. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the
University of Melbourne, Australia, where he studied agriculture in 1950.
He retired as a cartographer from the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace
Center (DMAAC) in Kansas City after 33 years' service.
A past president of AFGE Local 2786 of DMAAC, he was also a Jackson
Country Democratic Committeeman, past president of the the Independence
Garden Club and treasurer of the Fenton Glass Club.
Survivors include his wife, Elnora J. Newton, Independence; a son,
David B. Newton, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Josephine Newton-Lund; a
brother, William Newton, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Nellie Turpin, Tucson,
Ariz., and Reta Naylor, Irving, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services for Jorge A. Mendoza, 41, who died March 28, 1997,
were held at 2:30 p.m. April 19, 1997, at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery
in Munjor. The Rev. Polinus officiated.
A vigil and Rosary service were held at 7 p.m. March 31, 1997, at Holy
Name Catholic Church in Winfield. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated
at 11 a.m. April 1, 1997, at Holy Name Catholic Church.
The Mendoza Fund Memorial has been established with Holy Name Catholic
Church. Contributions may be made through the church or Swisher-Taylor
& Morris Funeral Home.
Janice Clare Ryan, 53, of Route 5, Winfield, died May 3, 1997, at her
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Bible Church,
107 E. Seventh.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can
be made at the church or Miles Funeral Service.
Ryan was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Blackwell, Okla., a daughter of James
and Alice Logue. Raised and educated in the Blackwell area, she moved to
Wichita as a young woman.
Ryan resided in Smith Center for a number of years before returning
to Blackwell in 1995. She had resided in Winfield with her daughters and
their families for the past two weeks.
Survivors include a son, William Ryan, Salina; three daughters, Carlye
Butler and Lori Arndt, both of Winfield, and Jackie Gretzschel, Smith Center;
a brother, James Logue, North Bend, Ore.; three sisters, Bonnie Deffner,
Emeryville, Calif., Pat Cramer, Blackwell, Okla., and Judy Huff, Texas;
and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services for Janice Clare Ryan, 53, who died May 3, 1997,
were held at 1:30 p.m. May 6 at Grace Bible Church. The Rev. Jim Butler
Pianists were Jamie Kaiser and Stephen Butler. "O, Holy Night" was
sung by Lorraine Butler. The congregation sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and
Honorary casket bearers were David Butler, Steve Bortz, Martin Gretzschel,
Billy Lehmann and Jim Stansbury.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
DEXTER - Mildred Louise Hafenstein, 83, a resident of Grouse Valley
Manor, former longtime resident of Eskridge, died May 3, 1997, at William
Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Local services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Burden United
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield until 9 tonight
and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Services will also be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Eskridge Presbyterian
Church. Burial will be in Eskridge Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Burden United Methodist Church
and the Eskridge Presbyterian Church. Contributions can be made at the
churches or funeral home.
Hafenstein was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Eskridge, a daughter of Charles
and Cora (Stinson) Kinzy. Raised and educated in Eskridge, she was employed
as a school teacher as a young woman.
On June 1, 1933, she married Henry H. Hafenstein in Topeka. They resided
in Eskridge throughout most of their marriage. He died May 10, 1983.
In early years the couple owned and operated a cafe in Eskridge, and
she later worked for the U.S. Air Force Supply Depot in Topeka. She was
also employed for a number of years in Kansas state offices in Topeka.
She retired in 1978.
Hafenstein moved to the Burden area to live near her son and his family
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Hafenstein, Burden, and Neal Hafenstein,
Redding, Calif.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
BURDEN - Services for Mildred Louise Hafenstein, 83, who died May 3,
1997, were held at 5 p.m. May 6 in the Burden United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated.
Services were also held at 1 p.m. May 7 in the Eskridge Presbyterian
Church. The Rev. Wayne Castle officiated. Burial was in Eskridge Cemetery.
Organists were Barbara Shively in Burden and Sharon Durkes in Eskridge.
"In the Garden" and "Whispering Hope" were sung by Bonnie May.
Honorary casket bearers were Arnold Hafenstein, Richard Kornfield and
Casket bearers were Bob Hogue, Ronald Johnston, Andy and Wendell Tranter
and Bob and Tim Widau.
Memorials have been established with the Burden United Methodist Church
and Eskridge Presbyterian Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Floyd A. Thiel, 80, who died April 30, 1997, were held
at 10:30 a.m. May 3 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev.
Quentin Bennett officiated. Burial was in Tisdale Cemetery.
Irma Scholfield was the organist. Arlan and Wilma Anglemyer sang "No
Night There" and "Good Night and Good Morning." The congregation sang "God
Be With You Till We Meet Again."
Honorary casket bearers were Mace Archer, Kenneth Brothers, Don Drake,
Don Kearns, Warren Sickles and Marvin Wells.
Casket bearers were John Brothers, Ron Cooley, Melvin Lawrence, David
Lyle Miller, Dwain Rice and Eugene Shields.
LONGTON - Marjorie Allene Dexter, 80, retired cosmetologist, of Longton,
died May 2, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Longton United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Gerald Manley will officiate. Burial will be in Longton
Memorials have been established with the Longton United Methodist Church
and the Longton Senior Center. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman
Funeral Home of Howard.
Dexter was born Dec. 27, 1916, at Saxman to Fred Charles and Ollie
Mae (Saint) Neff. She attended school in Wichita and graduated from Wichita
Beauty College in 1936.
During the 1930s she married Ancel Turner. The marriage ended a few
On Aug. 11, 1943, she married Earl Dexter in Independence. He died
Jan. 23, 1988.
Dexter was a cosmetologist and also a volunteer worker at the Longton
Senior Center for many years. She was a longtime member of the Longton
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Leroy "Gene" Turner, Longton; two sisters,
Hazel Hutchinson and Edna May DeBrot, both of Wichita; five grandchildren,
10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Helen Irene Gordon Smith, 88, of Nashville, former
teacher in Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk counties, died May 1, 1997, in Nashville.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church
in Cedar Vale at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Diabetes Foundation.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of arrangements.
Smith was born Feb. 1, 1909, to Grace (Bowen) and Bradbury James Gordon
in Chautauqua County. She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1926
and attended Southwestern College and Pittsburg State Teachers College.
Smith was a teacher in Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk counties from 1926
through 1945. She taught at schools in Cedar Vale, Winfield and Moline
and country schools near Arkansas City and Cedar Vale.
Following World War II, she shared managerial and editorial duties
with her husband, Leland E. Smith, in their newspapers at Coffeyville and
Tarpon Springs, Fla.
The family later lived in Bartlesville, Okla., and Pine Bluff, Ark.,
and for the past 21 years in Nashville.
Survivors include her husband, Leland Smith, and a son, Bradley E.
Smith, both of Nashville, and two grandchildren.
MOLINE - Ione L. Eckert, 84, homemaker, of Moline, died May 2, 1997,
in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at the Moline United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer officiated. Burial was in Moline Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Moline United Methodist Church.
Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Eckert was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Chautauqua County and attended rural
She and her husband, Albert W. Eckert, owned and operated a farm implement
business in Moline for many years. He died Dec. 19, 1969.
Eckert was active in Moline community affairs and was a longtime member
of the Moline United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Breig, Springfield, Mo., and Linda
Nichols, Derby; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services for Beulah B. McKibben, 97, who died April 30, 1997, were
held at 1 p.m. May 3 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Donald Moore
and Francis Cole officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Jean Wooddell. Martin Rude sang "In the Garden" and "The
Casket bearers were Mike and Brian Little, Tracy Jackson, Stanley and
Douglas Harter and Kevin Wineinger.
A memorial has been established with the Reorganized Church of Latter
Hedwig "Hattie" Shiever, 83, died May 6, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Morrison, Okla., cemetery.
Memorials contributions can be sent to the Lutheran Seminary Fund,
St. Louis, the Lutheran Hour or a charity of the donor's choice.
Shiever was born June 21, 1913, in Noble County, Okla., in the area
known as Richburg, to Julius and Emilie (Anklam) Widiger.
She attended rural Oak Grove schools and Perry High School. While attending
school, she was employed in the Woolworth and McLellan stores. She then
stayed at home to care for her aging parents.
On April 24, 1938, she married Evert S. Shiever in Perry, Okla. They
made their home on a farm near Morrison. He died Feb. 23, 1973.
Because of her health, she made her home with her son, Dennis Shiever,
and his wife, Catherine, in Winfield.
Shiever was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Perry. She
was a member and secretary of the Altar Guild for many years and was on
the church archives committee. She was also a former member of the Lutheran
Women's Missionary League.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis S. Shiever and Marvin E. Shiever,
both of Winfield; a daughter, Annetta Gail Blackburn, Lewisville, Texas;
and four grandchildren.
WELLINGTON - Bonnie Joan Moody, 63, a Wellington resident for 35 years,
died May 5, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist
Church. The Revs. Nel Homes and Randy Abbey will officiate. Burial will
be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at Frank Funeral Home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the First United
Methodist Church. Donations can be left at the funeral home.
Moody was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Kingman County, to George and Myrtle
(Kiser) Dondelinger. On Sept. 9, 1951, she married Edgar Eugene Moody in
Moody owned and operated the Dairy Queen from 1973 to 1989, worked
for a short time at Dillons and was employed at the Wellington Public Library
from 1990 to 1995.
She was a Girl Scout leader from 1962 to 1973 and a member of the First
United Methodist Church and the Searchers Sunday school class.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Moody, Wellington; five daughters,
Iris Parker and Billie Jean Foster, both of Wellington, Nancy Moody, Des
Moines, Iowa, Kim Hand, Wichita, and Kara Moody, Lawrence; two sisters,
Martha Sullivan, Pratt, and Bernice J. Blakesley, Ulysses; and three grandchildren.
DEXTER - David L. Martin, 37, of Dexter, formerly of Arkansas City,
died May 5, 1997, at Oklahoma University Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Dexter Christian Church with
interment in Dexter Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from noon to
9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Memorials have been established with the Hemachromatosis Foundation
and Dexter Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the church
or funeral home.
Born Aug. 19, 1959, in Wichita, Martin was a son of Glen and Dora (Bay)
Martin. After the family moved to Arkansas City, he attended schools there
and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1977.
Martin was employed by an automobile parts store in Ponca City, Okla.,
and later was a salesman for Kirby Vacuum Co. He also worked for Gordon
& Piatt Energy Group and Winfield State Hospital and Training Center
before working as an automotive service advisor for Zeller Motor Co. the
past nine years.
On Dec. 14, 1990, he married Marla Brownlee in Winfield, and they had
lived in Dexter since their marriage.
Martin was a member of the Dexter Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marla Martin, of Dexter; a son, Phillip
Martin, Winfield; four daughters, Rachel Martin and Brandi Peterson, both
of Winfield, Tracy Norris, Wellington, and Kerri Norris, Dexter; his father
and stepmother, Glen and Bonnie Martin, Arkansas City; two brothers, Glen
Martin Jr., Ponca City, and John Martin, Arkansas City; and one granddaughter.
CALLAO, Va. - Jerry Miles Sawyer, 57, of Callao, died May 5, 1997.
Services were held May 8 at Gibeon Baptist Church, with interment in
the church cemetery. The Revs. Ken Overby and John Elliott Jr. officiated.
A memorial has been established with Melodies Ministries, St. Matthias
Episcopal Church, 11300 Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113.
Sawyer was a member of Northern Neck Baptist Church, Callao.
Survivors include his wife, Louise E. Sawyer; three daughters, Kay
S. Elliott, Berrien Spring, Mich., Karen S. Rountree, McLean, Va., and
Kimberly S. Kent, Lottsburg, Va.; two sisters, Patricia J. Ostrander and
Betty J. Witte, both of Oxford; six brothers, Russell Sawyer, William Sawyer
and Richard Sawyer, all of Oxford, Jack Sawyer, Mesquite, Texas, Donald
Sawyer, Medford, Okla., and Kenneth Sawyer, Eureka Springs, Ark.; and four
NEWKIRK, Okla. - Wayne Lee Pappan Sr., 54, of Newkirk, formerly of
Arkansas City, died May 5, 1997, at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rindt-Erdman Funeral home, Arkansas
City, with private interment in Parker Cemetery.
Pappan was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Arkansas City to Cyril Wayne and
Pearlie K. (Wolfkill) Pappan. He attended Arkansas City schools.
On March 25, 1985, he married Virginia Lee (Gildhouse) Guidry in Newkirk.
They resided in Arkansas City until moving to Newkirk in 1996.
Pappan was employed as a truck driver for M&P Trucking. He was
a member of Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of Newkirk; three sons, Wayne Pappan Jr.,
Clinton Pappan and Cyril Pappan, all of Arkansas City; two stepdaughters,
Lanette Guidry, Arkansas City, and Becky Guidry, Newkirk; a brother, Robert
Pappan, Wann, Okla.; two sisters, Shirley Manley, Coffeyville, and Phyllis
Marlar, Arkansas City; his grandmother, Stella Wolfkill, Arkansas City;
and six grandchildren.
BELLE PLAINE - Debra Lynn Cecil, 43, of Belle Plaine, formerly of Arkansas
City, died May 6, 1997, at Sumner County Regional Medical Center, Wellington.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas
City, with interment in Parker Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Born Dec. 22, 1953, in Ponca City, Okla., she was a daughter of Pascal
and Florence (Crocker) Scott. She was reared by her sister, Vivian Cook,
and attended Arkansas City schools.
On April 15, 1983, she married Charles Cecil in Tulsa, Okla. They had
resided in Belle Plaine the past six years.
Cecil attended the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Jason Scott,
Arkansas City, and Michael and Nathan Cecil, Belle Plaine; four brothers,
Pascal Scott, Arkansas City, and Danny, Fred and Loren Scott, all of Ponca
City; and three sisters, Vivian Cook and Shelly Brown, both of Arkansas
City, and Dovie Young, Moore, Okla.
Marvin Walter Jett, 79, of Winfield, formerly of Wellington, died May
7, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington,
with Pastor Michael Wolf officiating.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington, from 7 to 9 p.m.
today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association.
Jett was born Sept. 4, 1917, at Deer Creek, Okla., to Martin Oscar
and Margaret Emma (Bruce) Jett. After attending schools in Deer Creek,
he served with the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.
Jett was self-employed as a carpenter.
On Oct. 12, 1956, he married Anna Evelyn Ferguson in Newkirk, Okla.
They resided in Wellington. She preceded him in death July 2, 1993.
Jett moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1994.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 881, Wellington.
Survivors include his stepchildren, Wanda Peterson and Almetta Iverson,
both of Wellington, and Ray Wirtz, Winfield; three sisters, Joella Englehart,
Blackwell, Okla., Iris Claypool, Oklahoma City, and Darlene Hancock, Belleville,
Ark.; 11 stepgrandchildren, 20 stepgreat-grandchildren and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Eva Merle Case, 93, of 323 McCabe St., Winfield, died May 8, 1997.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service.
The Rev. Fred Houston will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and
until service time Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church.
Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Case was born March 25, 1904, in Indian Territory, later Oklahoma,
a daughter of Walter William and Mary Jane (Dittemore) Wolffrum. When she
was five, the family moved to Branson, Mo., where she received her elementary
education. The family moved to Deer Creek, Okla., when she was 12, and
she graduated from Deer Creek High School.
She taught in country schools for two years and later studied at Dague
Business University in Wichita. She was also employed for several years
by Southwest Realty Co. in Wichita.
On Dec. 19, 1933, she married David William Case in Three Sands, Okla.
In September 1939 the Cases moved to Winfield.
A homemaker, Case was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, David Case, Winfield; two daughters,
Eva Lynn Samms, Winfield, and Mary Jane Grant, Ridgecrest, Calif.; an adopted
daughter, Stella Belle (Dale) Bugay, Lakewood, Colo.; nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Paul August Woerz, 77, of Arkansas City, died May 8,
1997, at Medicalodge North Post Acute Care Center in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Shriner's Plane of Mercy.
Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Woerz was born June 28, 1919, in Arkansas City, to Karl August and
Mabel (Fell) Woerz. He was raised and educated in Arkansas City and Maple
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.
On Nov. 18, 1946, he married Vera "Jackie" Richardson in Sedan, and
they made their home in Arkansas City.
Woerz was the owner and operator of Paul's Auto and Marine on East
Kansas Avenue from 1950 until his retirement in 1983.
He was a lifetime member of Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the Shelton-Beaty Post 18 of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Woerz, Arkansas City; a stepson,
Raymond N. Walker Jr., Wichita; and two grandchildren.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Lloyd H. Satterthwaite, 63, of Mission Viejo,
formerly of Udall, died May 2, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Udall United Methodist
Church. Burial will be in Ninnescah Cemetery at Udall. Swisher-Taylor &
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Udall Community Historical
Society, P.O. Box 505, Udall, KS 67146.
Satterthwaite was born June 23, 1933, in Udall, to Marshall E. and
Mildred I. (Chenoweth) Satterthwaite. He attended Udall High School and
later graduated from Southwestern College.
His wife, Joan Satterthwaite, died Jan. 2, 1997.
Satterthwaite retired from Hughes Aerospace Co. after 25 years of service.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Deck, Foothill Ranch, Calif.,
and Christi Satterthwaite, address not given; two brothers, Fred Satterthwaite,
Udall, and Don Satterthwaite, Mulvane; and a granddaughter.
ARKANSAS CITY - Maynard Allen, 64, of Arkansas City, died May 7, 1997,
at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Shelton-Beaty Post 18 of the American Legion.
Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Allen was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Arkansas City, to Beverly "Bill"
and Lorene (Stewart) Allen. He was raised in Arkansas City and graduated
from Arkansas City High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Patricia "Pat" Hadley in Arkansas City,
where they made their home. She died Aug. 15, 1995.
On Sept. 28, 1996, he married Lois Bolton of Cedar Vale in Arkansas
Allen was employed as a foreman for Rodeo Meats for 28 years and later
worked for the Cowley County Road and Bridge Department. He retired in
He was a member of Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of the VFW, Shelton-Beaty
Post 18 of the American Legion, Crescent Lodge 133 of Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons and Rodeo Key Club. He was also a board member of Rural
Water District 1.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Allen, Arkansas City; four sons, Mike
Allen, Arkansas City, Gilbert Allen, Winfield, Doug Allen, Stillwater,
Okla., and Tom Allen, Melrose, Fla.; a stepson, Curtis Bolton, Cedar Vale;
a stepdaughter, Robin Colgrove, Tonganoxie; his mother, Lorene Allen, Arkansas
City; a brother, Bud Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Millicent
Yarbrough, Stafford; three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
CUSHING, Okla. - Services for Larry Sadler, 51, who died May 5, 1997,
were held at 2 p.m. May 7 in Freewill Baptist Church. Brother Jerry Banks
officiated. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery.
The Mattherly sisters sang "Amazing Grace" and "He Lives."
A poem written by Sadler, "Jesus Led Me to the Light," was also read.
Casket bearers were Johnnie and Harvey Baker, Gary Harp, Darrell Rafferty,
David Douglas, Dale Gooding, Dickie Lauderdale, Don Farris, Gary Bradshaw
and Glen Molloy.
Palmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.