Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Harold Moon
Harold W. Moon, 90, longtime Winfield area farmer and stockman, died May 25, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service with interment in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to any charity.
Moon was born Aug. 18, 1906, in the Tisdale community to Laban Elysha and Annie (Brooks) Moon. He attended Frog Hollow rural school.
On Sept. 9, 1931, he married Sara Rowena Linnens at her parents' home east of Winfield. She died Dec. 4, 1953.
On July 26, 1958, he married Veryl Archer at Tisdale.
Moon farmed east of Winfield for many years and helped sponsor the Heifers for Europe program during the 1950s.
Moon was a member of the Tisdale United Methodist Church; a trustee and member of the Tisdale Township Board of Directors; and a former member of the Harmony School Board.
He had resided at Winfield Rest Haven since March 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Veryl Moon, of the home; two daughters, Elaine Thomas, Augusta, and Janice Filbert, Kirksville, Mo.; two stepsons, Kermit Rowe, Wichita, and Daniel Rowe, Omaha, Neb.; two stepdaughters, Charlyne Paton, Winfield, and Virginia Shutt, Bartlesville, Okla.; a brother, Howard Moon, Winfield; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Harold Moon
Services for Harold W. Moon, 90, who died May 25, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. May 28 at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Blake Orr officiated, and Wayne Bodkins sang "In the Garden" and "Until Then."
Interment was in Tisdale Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Douglas and Gary Shutt.
Casket bearers were Jerome and David Anglemyer, Martin and Michael Moon, Marc, Bryan, Michael, Curtis and Kraig Rowe, Cynthia Green, Pamela Baker, Connie Wolf and Cathy Williams.

Eula Kessinger
MULVANE - Eula Marie Kessinger, 78, of Mulvane, died May 25, 1997, in Mulvane.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Mulvane, with interment in Littleton Cemetery. Dr. Tim Boyd will officiate.
Visitation at Senter-Smith Mortuary will be until 8 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday.
Kessinger was born March 1, 1919, near Mulvane to Jesse and Edith (June) Shaffer.
She had been a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church, a garden club and Care-N-Share.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Kessinger, and a brother, Glenn Shaffer, both of Mulvane.

Rosemary Mullinix
Rosemary Mullinix, 69, of 1609 E. 11th in Winfield, died May 26, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel with the Rev. Rick Thornton officiating. Inurnment will be later at Laurie, Mo.
Memorials have been established with the Cowley County Humane Society and the Winfield Public Library.
Born May 7, 1928, at Fairbury, Neb., she was a daughter of Sheldon and Mary (Tanner) Ayres.
On Dec. 21, 1947, she married John S. Mullinix at Fairbury. They lived in Leawood from 1953 until moving to Laurie, Mo., in 1972. Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1978.
Mullinix had resided in Winfield since 1989 and owned and operated Hugs recycled paper goods store. She was employed by Medicap Pharmacy at the time of her death.
Mullinix was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had been active in the Cowley County Humane Society.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Jarvis, Winfield; a son, Mark John Mullinix, Shreveport, La.; a brother, Edwin Robert Ayres, Upland, Calif., and five granddaughters.

Rosemary Mullinix
A memorial service for Rosemary Mullinix was held at 2 p.m. May 28, 1997, in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated.
Inurnment was in the Laurie, Mo., cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Winfield Public Library and Cowley County Humane Society.

James Robinson
ARKANSAS CITY - James F. Robinson, 82, of Arkansas City, died May 27, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home with interment in Maple City Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Central Christian Church.
Born Sept. 24, 1914, at Maple City, Robinson was a son of John Vernon and Flora Magdalena (Morgan) Robinson. He attended Maple City schools.
On May 31, 1944, he married Mary Mae Vaden in Portland, Ore., and they resided in Arkansas City.
Robinson was a construction superintendent before retiring in 1979.
He was a member of Central Christian Church, Steam Fitters and Plumbers Local 171, Dexter Lodge 156 AF&AM, Dexter Chapter 6 of Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine of Arkansas City, Wichita Consistory and Al-Bedoo Shrine of Billings, Mont.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Robinson, of the home; a son, Gary Robinson, Moore, Okla.; a sister, Rose Walker, Winfield; and two grandchildren.

Owen Ballinger
WICHITA - Judge Julius Owen Ballinger, 72, of Wichita, died May 24, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Metropolitan Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Clough officiating. Burial will be in Ninnescah Cemetery at Udall.
Visitation at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary will be until 8 p.m. today.
Memorials have been established with Parkview Southern Baptist Church and the American Diabetes Association.
Ballinger was born Feb. 23, 1925, at Elk City to Thomas Charles and Opal Unita (Rosendale) Ballinger. He served with the U.S. Army and married Verneita L. Thompson Jan. 1, 1946, in Wichita.
Ballinger was a judge in Sedgwick County.
He was a member and deacon of Parkview Southern Baptist Church and a member of Wichita and Kansas bar associations, Optimist Club and Kansas State District Judges.
Survivors include his wife, Verneita Ballinger, Wichita; two sons, Terry O. Ballinger, Abingdon, Va., and Judge Richard T. Ballinger, Derby; a daughter, Detha Kemp, Wichita; two sisters, Vivian Thompson, Jordan, Utah, and Mary Scott, Wynnewood, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

Avenell Harms
WICHITA - Avenell Ruth Harms, 70, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died May 26, 1997.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at University United Methodist Church, Wichita, and 3 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Winfield. A private interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Downing & Lahey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with Southwestern College and University United Methodist Church for Volunteers in Mission Trips, 2220 N. Yale, Wichita, KS 67220.
Born Feb. 27, 1927, at Maxville, she was a daughter of Irving and Lettie (Arnold) Reazin.
Harms was a diaconal minister for the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Her first husband, Leonard Elliott, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Duane Harms, Wichita; three sons, Stuart Elliott, Wichita, Kent Elliott, Kansas City, Kan., and Roger Elliott, Lawrence; a stepson, David Harms, Fowler, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Slack, Larned; a sister, Dorthea Miller, St. John; and seven grandchildren.

Marie Moore
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Marie Priest Glass Moore, 82, of Sun City, formerly of Newton and Winfield, died Sept. 25, 1996, at Camelot Care Center in Sun City.
Her ashes will be buried at 3 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Sun City. Menke Funeral Home of Sun City was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Moore was born Marie Glass on a farm near Winfield. 
She moved from Florida to Sun City in 1979. 
An executive secretary for O.A. Sutton Co., Moore was a member of Women Aglo, United Methodist Women, American Business Women's Association of Wichita, Oil Secretaries of Wichita and Sun City Country Club.
She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sun City.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Moore, Sun City; a daughter, Meridel Avrin, Ann Arbor, Mich.; a stepson, Richard Moore, New York, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Judy McCrady, Lantana, Fla.; and a sister, Josephine Bewig, St. Louis.

Nina Krepps
Nina M. Krepps, 85, of 4 Roberts Court in Winfield, died May 29, 1997, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service with the Rev. Warren Smith officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the service Monday.
A memorial has been established with William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Born March 13, 1912, near Atlanta, she was a daughter of Virgil and Marian (Cunningham) Taylor. She attended rural Atlanta schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1929.
On Dec. 20, 1931, she married Orville L. Krepps at Wilmot. They farmed near Winfield for many years before moving into Winfield in the early 1960s. She had also been employed at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center.
Krepps was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She had resided at Winfield Rest Haven for several weeks.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Marvin Krepps, Ponca City, Okla.; a daughter, Sherry Stephen, San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Alfred Taylor, and three sisters, Opal McConaghy, Alta Mae Boatman and Nellie Taylor, all of Winfield; and two grandchildren.

Nina Krepps
Services for Nina Marie Krepps, 85, who died May 29, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. June 2 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Warren Smith officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Vocal music selections were "Ave Maria," "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Rock of Ages."
Casket bearers were Joe Anglemyer, Don Curfman, Keith Flower, Gerald and Larry Hittle, Ray Krepps, Bill Thornton and Raymond Wallace.
A memorial has been established with William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Vivian Conaway
GARDNER - E. Vivian Conaway, 82, of Gardner, formerly of Winfield, died May 28, 1997, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Roberts & Son Funeral Home, Blackwell, Okla., with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery, Nardin, Okla.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the E. Vivian Conaway Music Scholarship Fund in care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030.
Born June 20, 1914, at Alva, Okla., she was a daughter of Raymond E. and Elsie D. (Buchanon) Sears. She graduated from Alva High School in 1930 and from Northwest Oklahoma State University in 1933.
On Aug. 30, 1936, she married Carson H. Conaway in Alva.
Conaway had been a high school English and music teacher as well as a concert violinist and artist. She and her husband owned Conaway Realty Co. in Colorado City, Colo., for 20 years before retiring in 1996.
The Conaways moved to Gardner in 1996.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Carson Clifford Conaway, Mahopac, N.Y.; three daughters, C. Martise Cooper, Littleton, Colo., Carolyn D. Hesser, Shawnee, and Janette Sheldon, Gardner; a sister, Martha Hanson, Arkansas City; and seven grandchildren.

Beatrice Waymire
WICHITA - Beatrice V. Waymire, 66, retired billing distribution clerk for M&S News, died May 30, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Burden Cemetery. Hillside Funeral Home East is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Koelsch, Augusta; two stepsons, Larry E. Waymire, Wichita, and Thomas L. Waymire Jr., Topeka; three brothers, Homer Bair, Augusta, Orville Bair, Burden, and Eugene Bair, Winfield; and five sisters, Lenora Henderson, Wichita, Oleta Shields, Derby, Eula Mae Martin, Dexter, Vivian Shaver, Douglass, and Wanda Mackey, Burden.

Willma Davidson
SEDAN - Willma Josephine Davidson, 76, homemaker, of Sedan, died June 1, 1997, at Jane Phillip Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Okla.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sedan First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dois Nix will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Sedan First Baptist Church. Contributions can be left at Graves-Baird Funeral Home.
Davidson was born July 18, 1920, in Buhl, Idaho, a daughter of Edwin and Maude (Stone) Greenwood. On March 29, 1939, she married Eugene Clio Davidson in Moline. 
Davidson was a member and deaconess of the Sedan First Baptist Church and a member of American Baptist Women, the Marjorie Sharp Circle and the Pandora Study Club.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Davidson, and two daughters, Lou Jean Selter and Judi Brewer, all of Sedan; two brothers, Bob Greenwood, Howard, and Edwin Greenwood, Oakley, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Treva Wilkinson
Treva M. Wilkinson, 90, a resident of Sunrise Ridge Apartments at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield, formerly of 719 E. Sixth, died June 2, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with Good Samaritan Village. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Wilkinson was born Sept. 30, 1906, on a farm in Elk County, to William Young and Mintie Lee Green. She was raised and educated near Cedar Vale by her uncle and aunt, Otis and Cora Lee Green.
On Sept. 2, 1925, she married Carl M. Wilkinson in Cedar Vale. They lived and farmed near Cedar Vale for more than 20 years before moving to Winfield in 1946. He died Nov. 13, 1995.
A homemaker, Wilkinson was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Winfield.
Survivors include a son, Carl Leon Wilkinson, Denver; a daughter, Nadine Zemp, Salina; a brother, Howard Green, Tribune; two sisters, Dolly McGlasson and Lela Helphingstine, both of Winfield; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Wendell Watts
OXFORD - Wendell E. Watts, 69, of Oxford, died June 2, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m.Thursday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday.
A memorial has been established with Countryside Baptist Church in Udall. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Watts was born Feb. 4, 1928, on a farm west of Edmond, Okla., to James Roxie and Lula Belle Watts. Raised and educated in the Edmond area, he attended Deer Creek rural school and began farming as a youth. He served as a private in the U.S. Army.
Watts was employed for a number of years in Wichita as a heating and air conditioning technician and later began employment with Cessna Aircraft Co.
On April 6, 1958, he married Ernestine Warren in Winfield. They couple made their home there for 12 years before moving to Oxford in 1970. He retired from Cessna Aircraft in 1993 following 39 years of service.
Watts was a member of Countryside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Watts, Oxford; three sons, Gene Watts, Medicine Lodge, Curtis Watts, Wichita, and Raymond Watts, Wellington; two daughters, Diane McCulley and Susan Watts, both of Winfield; a brother, Kenneth Watts, Andover; a sister, Frances Prue, Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Howard Whitley
MULVANE - Howard Jesse Whitley Jr., 78, of Mulvane, died June 1, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter-Smith Mortuary. The Rev. Jim Cole will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.
Whitley was born March 20, 1919, near Wellington, a son of Howard Jesse Whitley Sr. and Laura Mae (Weathered) Whitley. 
On May 31, 1941, he married Dorothy Opal Lee Lowrey at a country church near Harper.
Whitley served in Austria with the U.S. Army's 42nd Rainbow Division during World War II.
He retired as quality assurance inspector at Beech Aircraft after a career of 30 years.
Whitley was a member of the Baptist Church and a longtime member of Mulvane Civil Defense. He served as fire chief for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Lee Whitley, Mulvane; three sons, Harold Whitley, Belle Plaine, John Whitley, Madison, Wis., and Jim Whitley, Wichita; four daughters, Carolyn Dove, Winfield, Marilyn Boaz, Canton, Barbara Grieve, Neodesha, and Eva Shafer, Belle Plaine; a sister, Pauline Elizabeth Knapp, Bellflower, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Buck Neff
CAMBRIDGE - Sterling C. "Buck" Neff, 77, of Cambridge, formerly of Dodge City and Boulder, Colo., died June 2, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Presbyterian Church and Monday at Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel, Fort Collins, Colo. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery at Fort Collins.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday.
Memorials have been established with the Cambridge Presbyterian Church and the Emphysema Division of the American Lung Association. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Born Oct. 29, 1919, at Englewood, Neff was a son of Christopher and Florence (Wertz) Neff. He attended schools in Wichita, Springfield, Mo., and El Dorado.
Neff married Clara Harms in El Dorado. They later divorced.
He served with the U.S. Army in Japan and the Philippines during World War II.
In November 1947, he married Helen Maye Redburn Snyder at Dodge City. They resided in Dodge City for 11 years, and he was employed as a mechanic.
In 1958 they moved to Boulder, Colo., where Neff was employed as a machinist for Wilborn Machine Co. until his retirement in 1979.
The Neffs moved to Cambridge in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Neff, of the home; two daughters, Tonya Layne Lavell, Arcadia, Calif., and Lowella Maye Fencl, Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Gladys Groom, Phoenix; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ines Hornbuckle
SEDAN - Ines Jeanette Hornbuckle, 91, formerly of Howard, died June 3, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. The Rev. Wallace Wartick will officiate. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
Hornbuckle was born Aug. 22, 1905, in Girard, a daughter of William Perry and Hattie Armanda (Johnson) Hayden. She attended school in Girard before moving with her family to the Moline and Grenola area in 1920.
On March 15, 1923, she married Jess Lee Hornbuckle Sr. They made their home in the Moline and Grenola area for several years. Their marriage later ended in divorce.
During the 1960s Hornbuckle was employed as a cook at Bethel Hospital in Newton. After retiring in 1970, she moved to Howard where she lived until entering Pleasant Valley Manor in November 1994.
Hornbuckle was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Jess L. Hornbuckle Jr., Ashdown, Ark.; a brother, Adrian Lee Hayden, Pawhuska, Okla.; two sisters, Merle Powers, Wichita, and Shirley Echholz, Morris, Ill.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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