Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Eileen Points
ARKANSAS CITY - Eileen A. Points, 86, of Arkansas City, died June 5, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Memorial Lawn Chapel. Pastor Ted Brown will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church Preschool. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Points was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Belpre, a daughter of Charles Edward and Loretta (Lounsbury) Harvy. She was raised and educated in Dodge City and graduated from Dodge City High School in 1928. She attended Southwestern College, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and Oklahoma Tech in Tallequah.
She was a longtime teacher at the Chilocco Indian School.
On Jan. 14, 1934, she married Paul Lee Points in Albuquerque, N.M. They made their home in Arkansas City. He died in 1973.
Points was a member of the First Baptist Church and Women's Bowling Association at Hillcrest Lanes.
Survivors include a son, Wayne P. Points, Limon, Colo.; a daughter, Doris Harris, Norfolk, Va.; special companions, Bill and Carolyn Thurman, Arkansas City; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Treva Wilkinson
Services for Treva M. Green Wilkinson, 90, who died June 2, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. June 5 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Ken Woods officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Bwana Drennan was the organist. Mary Bennett, Bwana Drennnan and Nedra Musgrove sang "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "In the Garden."
Honorary casket bearers were Arlene Cromwell, Breean Jauch, Brittany, Kirsten, Michelle and Ethan Proctor, Marilyn and Sara Roberts, Marcie Wilkinson, Deana Zemp and Jennifer Kelsey.
Casket bearers were Ollie Cromwell, Dave Musgrove, Tony Proctor, Rob Roberts, Marvin Wilkinson and Dean, Dwight, Jeff, Jon and Zack Zemp.
A memorial has been established with Good Samaritan Village.

Wayne DeMint
OXFORD - Wayne Cecil DeMint, barber, 53, of Oxford, died June 6, 1997, in Oxford.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The casket will remain closed.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
DeMint was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Cherokee, Okla., the son of Wayne Cleland and Myrtle Fern (Riggenbach) DeMint. He grew up in Hazelton where he broke horses, was an oil field rigger and farm hand and helped operate a gas station.
After graduating from Hazelton High School in 1961, he enlisted in the service. Medical reasons disqualified him from a military officer's training and career. He attended Kansas Barber College and leased chairs or owned barber shops in Hutchinson, Wichita, Haysville and Wellington.
In 1966 he married Katherine Louise Middleton of Oxford. They resided in Wellington where he barbered and was employed at Midwest Manufacturing, Champion Motor Homes and Express Film Delivery.
The DeMints moved to rural Oxford in 1976. He worked at Rodeo Meat Packing Co. in Arkansas City and raised hogs and a menagerie of animals. After the packing plant closed, he opened The Barber Shop in Wellington in 1983. He also served as operator in the Rural Water District Board for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine DeMint; two sons, Todd DeMint, Geuda Springs, and Tyson DeMint, Overland Park; his stepmother, Helen DeMint Cathey, Tonkawa, Okla.; a brother, John DeMint, Tulsa, Okla.; a stepbrother, Mark Furber, Wichita; and two grandchildren.

Wayne DeMint
OXFORD - Services for Wayne Cecil DeMint, 53, who died June 6, 1997, were held at 1 p.m. June 9 at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Ginn officiated. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery.
Jill Hiten sang "The Old Rugged Cross."
Honorary casket bearers were Bill Norris, Steve Jimenez, Cliff Bales, Wallace Patterson, Kay McBride, Marvin Peterson and John Oldridge.
Casket bearers were Carl Dennett, Bill Swaford, Bob Merideth, Gene Downum, Terry Scriven, Ken Patterson, John Whaley and Dan Moore.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

Kenneth Pappan
ARKANSAS CITY - Kenneth I. Pappan, 61, of Arkansas City, died June 6, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Revs. Steven R. Chambers and Harry Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Central Christian Church, the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Pappan was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Pawnee, Okla., to Forest Leon and Velma Hazel (Landers) Pappan. He was raised in Newkirk and graduated from Newkirk High School in 1954.
During the Korean Conflict he served as a yeoman first class in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Manchester. He also served in the Naval Reserves for 20 years.
On June 9, 1955, he married Roberta June Bruner in Newkirk, Okla. They had lived in the Arkansas City area during most of their marriage.
Pappan worked for Yellow Jacket Tools and Service Co. in Casper, Wyo., Binney & Smith and Arkansas City High School. He retired from Rodeo Meats after serving as a maintenance man for over 30 years.
Pappan was a member, deacon and elder of Central Christian Church, a member of the Helpmates Class and a lifetime member of Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Shelton-Beaty Post 18 of the American Legion. Other organizations to which he belonged include the Crescent Masonic Lodge 133 AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Midian Shrine Temple of Wichita and Cowley County Shrine Club.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Pappan, a son, Keith Pappan, and a daughter, Dawn Bowman, all of Arkansas City; his mother, Velma Davidson, Newkirk, Okla.; two brothers, Jimmy Pappan, Newkirk, and Jerry Pappan, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Earl Magnus
CEDAR VALE - Earl Eugene Magnus, 70, of Cedar Vale, died June 8, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar Vale Emergency Medical Service.
Magnus was born June 3, 1927, in Arkansas City, a son of Earl and Bertha (Vaughn) Magnus. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1945 and served with the U.S. Navy.
On May 29, 1947, he married Maxine Duncan in Independence.
Magnus worked as a farm and ranchhand for Rolland and Mary Holland, the Haden Ranch, the Hays Ranch and the Frank White Dairy, all in the Cedar Vale area, and as a bus driver for USD 285.
He was a member of the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church where he had served as a trustee, deacon and head usher. He was also commander of Kemp-Barnes Post 201 of the American Legion and a member of Spencer-Ralston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, Arkansas City. He had been chairman of the executive board of the Chautauqua County Extension Council and a leader of the Cedar Vale Go-Getters 4-H.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Magnus, Cedar Vale; a son, Randy Magnus, Ponca City, Okla.; two daughters, Ragena Dobney, Chinle, Ariz., and Marcia Magnus, Cedar Vale; two brothers, Ernest Magnus, Arkansas City, and Gerald Magnus, Cedar Vale; a sister, Velda Hatcher, Arkansas City; three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one great-grandson; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Earl Magnus
CEDAR VALE - Services for Earl Eugene Magnus, 70, who died June 8, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. June 10 at the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church. Dr. Stanley Upchurch officiated.
Military rites were conducted in Cedar Vale Cemetery by Kemp Barnes Post 201 of the American Legion.
Cindy Call was the organist, and Evelyn Upchurch was pianist. Mark Johnson sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." The congregation sang "Make Me a Blessing."
Honorary casket bearers were Eldon Nelson, Oscar Hull, Paul Fulsom, Roy McNown, Chet Hobart, Mark Johnson, Harrison McNown, Joel M. Haden and Frank White.
Casket bearers were Eric, Kevin and Wade Magnus, Scott Walker, Dwight Myers and Mike Kirchner.
A memorial has been established with Cedar Vale Emergency Medical Service.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements.

Harry Davis
HOWARD - Harry Ervin Davis, 81, longtime resident of Longton, died June 6, 1997, at Howard Twilight Manor.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Longton Christian Church with burial in Longton Cemetery. Pastor Fred Applegarth will officiate. Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Howard Twilight Manor.
Davis was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Walnut, Iowa, to Ralph E. and Ethel (Walters) Davis. He was raised and educated in Iowa.
During the mid-1930s Davis moved to Arkansas where he lived until moving to Wichita about 20 years later. He was employed at Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita for a few years before starting an auto mechanic business on South Seneca. He owned and operated Davis Automotive in Wichita for many years. After retiring in 1969, he moved to Longton.
He was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, AFL-CIO, of Wichita.
Survivors include three sons, Ervin Davis, Longton, Ralph Davis, Lincoln, Neb., and Raymond Davis, Deming, N.M.; a daughter, Jackie Davis, Longton; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Sterling Neff
CAMBRIDGE - Services for Sterling C. "Buck" Neff, 77, who died June 2, 1997, were held at 2:30 p.m. June 6 in Cambridge Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Fran Broadhurst officiated.
Burial was held at 11 a.m. June 9 in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colo.
Special instrumental selections were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Until It's Time for You to Go" and "If I Could Write a Song."
Honorary casket bearers were Peggy and Jon Hayes, A.L. and Vicky Redburn, Brad Redburn, Dennis and Sue Redburn, Mel and Kathy Redburn, Russell and Carla Redburn, Sara and Rawlin Smith and Mary Kathleen and Kenny Zielke.
Casket bearers were Brian, Curtis, Jill, Greg and Zack Fencl, Connie and Sean Lavell and Deidra and Chris Moore.
Memorials have been established with the Cambridge Presbyterian Church and the Emphysema Division of the American Lung Association.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of local arrangements. Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins was in charge of Colorado arrangements.

Melba Fisichella
OMAHA, Neb. - Melba Adams Fisichella, 78, of Omaha, formerly of Udall, died June 6, 1997, in Omaha.
Services were held at 10 a.m. June 9 at Mulvane Brethren Church. The Rev. David Powell officiated, and burial was in Mulvane Cemetery. Senter-Smith Mortuary of Mulvane was in charge of arrangements.
Fisichella was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Udall, a daughter of Jettie R. and Jocie B. (Parrett) Adams.
A retired major from the Army Nurse Corps, she was a member of Del Cerro Baptist Church in La Mesa, Calif.
Survivors include a brother, Ora Adams, Udall; and two sisters, Ethel June, Udall, and Esther Grant, Mesa, Ariz.

Richard Reid
HOWARD - Dr. Richard Roberts Reid, 77, longtime resident of Howard, died June 7, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Pastor Robin Haines will officiate.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Carter-Rader Post 149 of the American Legion at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
Memorials have been established with the Elk County Ambulance Service and the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Reid was born March 23, 1920, in Howard to Dr. Frank Raymond and Margaret (Roberts) Reid. He attended Howard schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1937.
On July 24, 1943, he married Reola Louise Durand in Emporia.
Reid attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Kansas City Western Dental College in 1944. During his senior year, he became an officer in the United States Naval Reserve and received his commission in the Navy after graduating from dental college. He served during World War II.
After the war, Reid and his family moved to Howard and he joined his father in his dental practice. He retired in 1988.
Reid was a former director of the Howard State Bank and served several years on the Howard City Council and the Howard school board. He was also a member of the Kansas Dental Association and was active in the Republican Party.
Reid was a member of the Howard Presbyterian Church until it closed and later attended the First Baptist Church of Howard. During recent years he attended Flint Hills Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Reola Reid, Howard; two sons, Dr. Michael Reid, Springfield, Mo., and Brad Reid, Independence; a daughter, Linda Reid, Garden City; a brother, Lewis Reid, Salina; a sister, Annette DeFever, Independence; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Dillman
Helen M. Dillman, 72, of 911 E. Eighth in Winfield, died June 8, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven. Contributions may be made through Winfield Rest Haven, the Church of Christ or the funeral service.
Dillman was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Shoals, Ind.,a daughter of James Thornton and Eunice G. (Rhinehart) Dillman. In 1927 the family moved to Winfield where she graduated from Winfield High School in 1942.
For many years Dillman was employed in the medical care field. She served as receptionist and secretary for Dr. Warren F. Bernstorf and later served as medical transcriptionist at William Newton Memorial Hospital for over 35 years. She retired from the hospital in 1988.
A longtime member of the Church of Christ, she had served for many years on the board of directors for Winfield Rest Haven.
Survivors include a brother, Raymond M. Dillman, Corpus Christi, Texas, and a sister, Mary Carothers, Winfield.

Helen Dillman
Services for Helen M. Dillman, 72, who died June 8, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at Miles Funeral Service. Kendall Fox officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special vocal music selections were "Walking Alone at Eve," "There Is a Place of Quiet Rest" and "Where No One Stands Alone."
Casket bearers were Jim Andrews, Jeff Fluty, Randy Goben, Terry Lawrence, Brian Love and Chris Smith.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven.

Bessie Moore
MOLINE - Bessie May Moore, 98, homemaker, formerly of Sedan, died June 8, 1997, at Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Graves-Baird Funeral Home Chapel in Sedan. Jim Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
A memorial has been established with Elk Manor Nursing Home. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Moore was born Aug. 21, 1898, in Grenola, to George and Sarah (Barnett) Armer.
On Nov. 17, 1925, she married Joseph Ross Moore in Winfield. He died Jan. 12, 1979.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Walker, Moline, Bonnie Farris, Marion, and Betsy Smith, El Dorado; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Donald Titus
DOUGLASS - Donald Glenn Titus, 63, of Douglass, retired Cessna engineer, died June 9, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Smith Mortuary. The Rev. Neil Alford and Don Goodwin will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Titus was born March 26, 1934, in Coffeyville, a son of Elmer Glenn and Marie Christine (Englund) Titus. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he married Mary Jane Holder.
Titus was a former planning engineer at Cessna Aircraft.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Titus, Douglass; two sons, Timothy Eric Titus, Rose Hill, and Elmer Bradley Titus, Derby; five daughters, Lori Sue Daniel, Wichita, Kay Annette Hollingshead, Douglass, Suzanne Marie Titus, Belle Plaine, Pamela Dawn McNown, Cottonwood Falls, and Allison Faith Coggins, Andover; two brothers, Dale Lee Titus, Dennis, and Dwayne Elmer Titus, Peck; three sisters, Carol Gonzales, Haysville, Mary Jane Russell, Fort Peck, Mont., and Marilyn Luanne Dockins, Udall; and 10 grandchildren.

Gladys Shephard
Gladys M. Shephard, 83, a resident of Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield, died June 11, 1997.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Shephard was born March 26, 1914, in the McCord Bend area in southwest Missouri, to Charles and Evalena (Leach) McCord. The family moved to Kansas in a covered wagon when she was five. They lived and worked on a farm near Burden. She was a 1932 graduate of Burden High School.
On May 19, 1938, she married Paul O. Shephard in Guymon, Okla. During the late 1930s they moved to Winfield. In the early 1950s the Shephards founded the Paul Shephard Drilling Co., and she worked in the business with her husband, manufacturing various types of oil field equipment.
He died Jan. 20, 1986. She had resided at Walnut Hill since 1987.
Shephard was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Ann Shelton, and a brother, the Rev. Floid R. McCord, both of Winfield; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mather Hankins
Mather "Hank" Hankins, 72, of 914 E. Sixth in Winfield, died June 11, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A memorial has been established with the Leukemia Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Hankins was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Tilton, Ark., to Claud and Mittie (Martin) Hankins. Raised in Arkansas, he was educated in Wynne, Ark., schools. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On June 16, 1946, he married Florella E. "Flo" Asbury at Otto, south of Dexter. They made their first home on a farm near Dexter, moving to Winfield in 1947.
Hankins was employed for several years by the city of Winfield and later worked for the Missouri Pacific Railway Co. In May 1951 he was recalled to naval service during the Korean Conflict.
The couple later moved to California where he was employed by Douglas Aircraft and as a pipefitter for Todd Naval Shipyards for 15 years.
They returned to Winfield in 1986 following retirement. He was self-employed for a number of years as the Hank-N-Son Mowing Service.
Hankins attended Central Baptist Church and was a life member of Spencer Ralston Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Arkansas City.
Survivors include his wife, Flo Hankins, Winfield; a son, Mark Alan Hankins, New Salem; two daughters, Elaine Davenport, Safety Harbor, Fla., and Cindy Hartung, Winfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Leonard Steward
CEDAR VALE - Leonard Arden Steward, 91, of Cedar Vale, died June 11, 1991, of injuries received in an accident on U.S. 160 east of Winfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the church. Contributions can be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Steward was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Chautauqua County to Arden H. and Mina Bell (Brady) Steward. He attended rural schools in Chautauqua County.
On May 28, 1935, he married Wanda Fern VanWyngarden at Des Moines, Iowa. They lived in Jasper County, Iowa, for seven years before returning to Kansas. They lived most of their lives in Chautauqua County where he was a farmer and rancher. They had made their home in Cedar Vale in recent years.
Steward was a longtime member of the Cedar Vale Lions Club and active in the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Steward; two sons, Dean Steward, Topeka, and Dale Steward, Grenola; a daughter, Iris Magnus, Cedar Vale; a brother, Wayne Steward, Knoxville, Iowa; two sisters, Geneva Mae Myers, Winfield, and Doris Lemert, Cedar Vale; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sally Conners
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Sally Conners, 83, of Middletown, formerly of Udall, died June 2, 1997.
Memorial services were held June 7. Her remains were cremated and taken to St. Louis for burial beside her husband, Ray Conners, who died 10 years ago.
Conners was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Udall, a daughter of William and Selma (Lindstrom) Craig. She graduated from Udall High School in 1932.
After graduation she went to St. Louis to look for work. There she met and married her husband, who was a member of the St. Louis Police Department. Following his death, she moved to New Jersey to be near her son.
Survivors include a son, Ron Conners, New Jersey; a sister, Eleanor Atkinson, Udall; and three grandchildren.

Marion Rogers
GRENOLA - Marion Albert Rogers, 74, of Grenola, died June 11, 1997, in an auto accident east of Winfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grenola United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola United Methodist Church and Grenola Historical Society.
Rogers was born July 6, 1922, in El Dorado, to George Washington and Sadie Bell (Sanders) Rogers. When he was a child, the family moved to Elk County where he graduated from Howard High School in 1942.
Rogers served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After being discharged in 1946, he moved to Fall River and was employed by Mobile Gas Co.
On Jan. 8, 1948, he married Opal Louise Rogers in Moline. They made their home in Wichita where he was employed by Boeing Aircraft Co. for several years. In 1955 he began work as a flight line mechanic at McConnell Air Base in Wichita, then transferred to Carswell Air Base at Fort Worth, Texas, in 1963.
In 1968 the Rogers family moved to Oklahoma City where he was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. After retiring from the FAA in 1979, the Rogerses moved to Grenola where they raised cattle. Opal Rogers died Dec. 29, 1994.
Survivors include two sons, George Rogers, Wichita, and Jeffrey Rogers, El Dorado; four daughters, Judy Potter, Winfield, Denise Hutson, Oklahoma City, Lucinda Dixon, Moline, and Shelley Linder, Wichita; a sister, Ruth Darling, Salina; nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.


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