ARKANSAS CITY - William Anderson "Bill" Morris, 70, retired Rural Water
District 3 superintendent, of Arkansas City, died July 10, 1997, at his
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul United Methodist
Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Rindt-Erdman
A memorial has been established with St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Morris was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Ardmore, Okla., to Ivan L. and Lillie
M. (Patrick) Morris. He was raised in Pawnee, Okla., and graduated from
Arkansas City High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World World II and then continued
his education at Cowley County Community College, graduating in 1949.
On July 23, 1947, he married Mildred L. "Midge" Wagner in Arkansas
City. They made their home in Arkansas City. She died Nov. 17, 1995.
Morris worked for Boeing Aircraft Co., Pomona Tile, Tom's Toasted Peanuts
Co. and Two Rivers Co-op and was superintendent of Rural Water District
3 at the time of his retirement.
Morris was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Dexter Lodge
156 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Wichita Consistory, York Rite, Dexter
Chapter 6 of the Order of Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American
Legion. He was also a charter member and recipient of the Melvin Jones
Award of the Arkansas City Early Bird Lions Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Jean Barnett, Ponca City, Okla.;
his stepmother, Mabel Morris, and a sister, Freda Williams, both of Arkansas
City; a half-sister, Sharon Jernigan, Blackwell, Okla.; three grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
TALIHINA, Okla. - Mildred Bell Wilkinson, 84, homemaker, formerly of
Elk Falls, died July 11, 1997, at Talihina Manor nursing home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Elk Falls United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Gerald Manley and Lloyd G. Zimmerman officiated. Burial
was in Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Elk Falls United Methodist
Church. Contributions can be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Wilkinson was born May 9, 1913, in Howard, to Daniel Elbert and Bertha
Bell (Nichols) Waymire. She was raised and educated in the Elk County area.
On Oct. 17, 1931, she married Day Gilbert Wilkinson in Howard. A homemaker,
she worked with her husband on their farm near Elk Falls.
After his death in 1977, she moved to Moline where she lived until
moving to Talihina in 1991 to be near her daughters.
Wilkinson was a longtime member of the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, May Lee, Clayton, Okla., and Jean
Johnson, Talihina; a sister, Gleneva Woods, Sedan; five grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
LEON - Alberta E. Tuders, 60, homemaker, of Leon, died July 12, 1997,
at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Leon Christian
Church. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Purdue House, Wichita, can be left at Carlson
Funeral Home in El Dorado.
Tuders was born Feb. 25, 1937, at Cuero, Texas, a daughter of William
Lee and Florence Elizabeth (Patterson) Gannon. She moved to Leon from Oklahoma
On Sept. 14, 1958, she married Robert Gene Tuders in El Dorado. He
died Dec. 28, 1993.
In addition to being a homemaker, Tuders was a child care provider
and a substitute teacher for USD 205.
She attended the Leon Christian Church and participated in activities
at the Leon Senior Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Anderson, Winfield; three brothers,
Al Gannon, Leon, Bill Gannon, Caldwell, Idaho, and Steve Gannon, El Dorado;
four sisters, Mary Bridgman, Burrton, Joyce Brenner, El Dorado, Helen Hufman,
Wichita, and Pam Hutchison, Leon; and one grandchild.
Beckie Vogt Crawford, 43, of 1803 Ames in Winfield, died July 12, 1997,
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church
in Derby. The Rev. Warren Keating will officiate. Burial will be in El
Paso Cemetery in Derby.
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary in Derby until 8 tonight and from
9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
Crawford was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Newton, a daughter of Max and
Velda (Smith) Vogt.
She was an executive administrator for Boeing Aircraft Co.
Survivors include two daughters, Toby Martinez, Manhattan, and Jamie
Martinez, Winfield; her companion, Scott Schuessler, Wichita; her father,
Max Vogt, and her mother, Velda Vogt, both of Derby; and two brothers,
Gregory Vogt, Nevada City, Calif., and Jeffrey Vogt, Derby.
WICHITA - Opal May Cox, 88, homemaker, of Wichita, formerly of Augusta,
died July 9, 1997, in Wichita.
Services were held at 11 a.m. July 14 in Old Mission Mortuary Chapel
in Wichita. Pastor Donnie Davis officiated. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. July
14 in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Barbara Puckett was the organist. Tracy Herron sang "Beyond the Sunset"
and "It Is Well with My Soul."
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association,
2100 E. Douglas, Wichita, and Botanica, 701 Amidon, Wichita.
Cox was born March 2, 1909, in Windsor, Mo., a daughter of Henry and
Carrie Hester (Wickham) Taylor.
A homemaker, she lived in Augusta for 40 years.
Survivors include a son, Delmar Cox, Kent, Wash.; a daughter, Virginia
Scholfield, Wichita; two sisters, Gladys White, Salinas, Calif., and Helen
Billings, Orem, Utah; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Linda Jo Doyon
DERBY - Linda Jo Doyon, 38, homemaker, of Derby, formerly of Winfield
and Stockton, Calif., died July 12, 1997, in Wichita.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Derby. The Revs. H. Setter and Brian Egan
will officiate. Burial will be in El Paso Cemetery.
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary until 8 tonight.
Doyon was born May 5, 1959, in Winfield, a daughter of Norman Ray and
Patricia Ann (McFarland) Kimrey. On June 22, 1979, she married Michael
L. Doyon in Wichita.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Doyon, and a daughter, Emylee
Mae Doyon, both of Derby; her parents, Norman and Patricia Kimrey, Wichita;
a brother, Larry Kimrey, Lansing; and a sister, Lori Kimrey, and her grandmothers,
Cora McFarland and Violet Kimrey, all of Wichita.
Services for Benjamin R. Wilcox, 45, who died July 7, 1997, were held
at 2 p.m. July 11 in the Evangelical Free Church. The Revs. Steven Janschek
and John Morgan officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Cindy Call. Vocalist and song leader Rex Beeney sang "The
Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." The congregation sang "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Keith Nubine, Larry Bailey, Graham Frazier, John
Bailey, Kenny Moore Jr., Delbert Perry, Everett Livesay and Dwight Call.
Winfield Lodge 110 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons performed Masonic
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., 418 Market, Wichita,
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Beckie Vogt Crawford, 43, of 1803 Ames in Winfield, died July 12, 1997,
Services were held at 2 p.m. July 15 at the First Presbyterian Church
in Derby. The Rev. Warren Keating officiated. Burial was in El Paso Cemetery
Smith Mortuary in Derby was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established for the continuing education of Crawford's
daughters, Toby Martinez and Jamie Martinez, in care of the First National
Bank of Derby, 1033 N. Buckner, Derby, KS 67037.
ARKANSAS CITY - Eleanor M. Anderson, 66, retired librarian, of Arkansas
City, died July 14, 1997, at her home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal
Church. The Rev. Bill Fulton will officiate.
There will be no calling hours as cremation has been effected.
A memorial has been established with the Grace Episcopal Church Endowment
Fund in Winfield and the Friends of the Library in Arkansas City. Contributions
can be made through Hawks Funeral Home.
Anderson was born April 23, 1931, in Long Beach, Calif., a daughter
of Carl Edward and Rebecca (Guthrie) Slatt. She graduated from Hickman
(Neb.) High School in 1949.
On June 24, 1959, she married Gerald Herbert Anderson in Greeley, Colo.
He died Feb. 6, 1997.
Anderson graduated from Lamar (Colo.) Junior College with an associate's
degree in 1967 and later attended Western State College in Gunison, Colo.
The Andersons moved from Gunison to Arkansas City in 1968. She received
her bachelor's degree from Southwestern College in 1972 and also graduated
from Cowley County Community College in 1987.
Anderson worked in the Belle Plaine school system as a librarian and
substitute teacher from 1973 until her retirement in 1995.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal church in Winfield prior to joining
Trinity Episcopal Church in Arkansas City.
She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Daughters of
the American Revolution, the Good Sam Camping Club, Denton Art Center,
Friends of the Library and Midian Shrine Ladies organization, and she had
been a sponsor of KAYS at the Belle Plaine schools.
Survivors include a son, Edward S. Anderson, Topeka; two daughters,
Donna White, Topeka, and Susan Anderson-Mefford, Arkansas City; a brother,
Carl E. Slatt Jr., Denver; and three grandchildren.
DEXTER - Mildred L. Chambers, 74, of Dexter, died July 12, 1997, at
Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Springside Cemetery southeast
of Arkansas City.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the Love Fund at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Winfield. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral
Chambers was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Aberdeen, S.D., a daughter of Jacob
and Christina (Baer) Moser. She was raised and educated at Bowdle, S.D.,
where she graduated from high school in 1940.
On April 3, 1943, she married Lyle F. Chambers in Spencer, Iowa.
She studied nursing at Eitel Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis,
Minn., where she graduated in 1944. She was then assistant director of
nursing at Fergus Falls State Hospital in Minnesota.
The couple resided in Norman, Okla., Colombia, South America; Anchorage,
Alaska, and several southern states before moving to Dexter in 1962.
Chambers was employed as assistant director of nursing at Winfield
State Hospital and Training Center before retiring in 1990 following 24
years of service.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle Chambers, Dexter; two daughters,
Ruth Gladys Harrell, Woodridge, Ill., and Shirley Ann Chambers, Dexter;
a brother, Armin Gerald Moser, Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Erma Ernestine
Moser Hoellworth, Lodi, Calif.; and one grandson.
WICHITA - Kenneth L. Wilson, 59, farmer, of Wichita, died July 15,
1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus.
A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Parish
Newman Center on the Wichita State University campus. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, also at the Newman Center.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Winfield.
A memorial has been established with St. Paul Parish Newman Center
at WSU. Contributions can be made through DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
Wilson was born March 18, 1938, in Pratt, a son of Harold L. and Helen
He was a graduate of Oxford High School and attended Southwestern College.
He graduated from Wichita State University in 1962 with a degree in mechanical
Wilson worked for Learjet and Boeing Aircraft Co. before becoming a
farmer. He farmed east of Oxford.
In 1975 he married Yvonne Stevenage. She died in 1991.
Wilson was a member of St. Paul Parish Newman Center and the Knights
of Columbus and an associate member of the American Society of Mechanical
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Lawrence "Larry" Wilson, Cumming,
Ga., and William Russell "Rusty" Wilson, Manhattan; his mother, Helen Wilson,
rural Oxford; two sisters, Dorothy Ottery, Dublin, Ohio, and Marcia Aramburu,
Wichita; and two grandchildren.
VALLEY CENTER - Verl "Bob" Howell, 80, retired meat packing plant manager,
of Valley Center, died July 15, 1997.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hillside Funeral Home
East, Wichita, and at 2:15 p.m. in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita,
KS 67201, and Northside Church of Christ Know Your Bible Program, 5454
N. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67204.
Survivors include his wife, Nila Howell, Valley Center; a son, Bill
Howell, Rose Hill; a daughter, Verlene Hartup, Emporia; a brother, Louie
Howell, Greensboro, N.C.; four sisters, Nellie Miller, Grenola, Anna Pair,
Winfield, Barbara Graber, Wichita, and Mabel Duncan, Cedar Vale; and four
John Franklin "Frank" Travis, 84, longtime Hewins resident, died July
15, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Wheeler Funeral Home
Chapel in Cedar Vale. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery in Howard.
Memorials have been established with Good Samaritan Village in Winfield
and Mount Zion Community Church in Arkansas City.
Travis was born March 8, 1913, in Piedmont, a son of John J. and Mary
Ann (Johnson) Travis. He graduated from Piedmont High School and Hutchinson
On June 29, 1939, he married Mary Alice Westwood in Howard. In 1949
they moved to Hewins where he worked as a farmer and rancher.
He was a member of the Hewins Church of Christ, the school board in
Butler County, the Kansas Livestock Association, the Kansas Farm Bureau,
the Hewins school board, the rural water board for Hewins and the American
Soil and Conservation board for Chautauqua County. He was a past president
of the Co-op Exchange in Cedar Vale and a board member of the Sedan Feed
Travis received the Chautauqua County Outstanding Farmer Award in 1950
and the Kansas Wildlife Habitat Award in 1993.
The Travises moved to Arkansas City in 1994. He moved to Good Samaritan
Village in January 1996. His wife died March 8, 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Jean Strange, Arkansas City; two
brothers, Ed Travis, Atlanta, and Fred Travis, Augusta; two sisters, Pauline
Jontra, Coffeyville, and Ruby Molter, Atlanta; and two granddaughters.
WICHITA - Joyce Garoutte Woodruff, 66, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield,
died July 14, 1997, in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus.
Services were held at 10 a.m. July 16 in Sunny Lane Cemetery in Oklahoma
City. The Rev. Vancel Garoutte officiated. Kitch Funeral Home of Liberal
was in charge of arrangements.
Woodruff was born May 10, 1931, in Oklahoma to Arthur and Tama (Ruckman)
Garoutte. She lived in Winfield during the 1950s.
Survivors include two sons, Van Calvin, Liberal, and Dan Calvin, Tacoma,
Wash.; three brothers, Ralph Garoutte, Brainard, Minn., Victor Garoutte,
Kem, Texas, and Vancel Garoutte, Lawton, Okla.; seven sisters, Dorothy
Gilbert, Ventura, Calif., Rose Mead, Batesville, Ark., Thelma Wesson, Spring,
Texas, Evelyn Sandstrum and Lu Smith, both of Winfield, Ruth Burrow, Meeker,
Okla., and Delta Karlsven, Plano, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
SEDAN - Gleneva P. Woods, 79, retired registered nurse, of Sedan, died
July 17, 1997, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Elk Falls Cemetery. The Rev.
Gerald Manley will officiate. Graves-Baird Funeral Home of Sedan is in
charge of arrangements.
Woods was born Jan. 26, 1918, at Howard, to Daniel E. and Bertha Bell
On April 24, 1963, she married Charles Hugh Woods in Sedan. He died
March 15, 1986.
A retired registered nurse, Woods was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. ‹ Marvin W. Cook, 75, retired United Methodist
pastor, of Traverse City, Mich., died July 15, 1997, in Traverse City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Traverse City. Burial will be
in Traverse City.
Cook was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Oklahoma, and was later adopted
by O. Ray and Ruth (Jensen) Cook, of Garden City.
He graduated from Garden City High School in 1938 and from Southwestern
College in 1943 and from the seminary at Boston University in 1946. He
received his doctorate from Boston University in 1950.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Cook; a daughter, Marvine Stamatakis,
Crete, Greece; a brother, Dwight Cook, Encinitas, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mildred Lillian Chambers, 74, who died July
12, 1997, were held at 11 a.m. July 18, 1997 in Springside Cemetery in
Arkansas City. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway officiated.
Special vocal music included "Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling"
and "Amazing Grace."
A memorial has been established with the Love Fund at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Winfield.
Miles Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.
Services for John Franklin "Frank" Travis were held at 10:30 a.m. July18,
1997in the Wheeler Fineral Home Chapel in Cedar Vale. Pastor Gale Rider
officiated. Burial was in Gracelawn Cemetery in Howard.
Shirley Brown was the organist. Lyman Wheeler sang "The Old Rugged
Cross" and "Amazing Grace."
Honorary casket bearers were John Wall, Lyman Fesler, Don Long and
W. F. Meisch. Casket bearers were Cecil Green, George Lorenz, Ron Smith,
Carl Kelly, Donnie Jackson and Alvin Atkins.
Memorials have been established with Good Samaritan Village in Winfield
and Mount Zion Community Church in Arkansas City.
Earl V. McGowan, 93, of 715 E. 19th in Winfield, died July 18, 1997,
at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist
Church in Winfield. Masonic rites will be conducted in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the scholarship fund of First
United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the church or
McGowan was born March 27, 1904, in Winfield, to Luther A. and Mary
(Bunner) McGowan. Raised and educated in Winfield, he graduated from Winfield
High School in 1924.
On March 29, 1929, he married Margaret Lea Waldorf in Winfield, and
they made their first home near Elkhart. They later resided in Valley Center
before moving to the Winfield area in 1933.
The McGowans worked in cattle ranching for a number of years, and he
served as manager of Deal Lumber Co. in Winfield for 11 years.
He founded McGowan Concrete Redi-Mix Co. in Winfield in 1954 and owned
and operated that business until his retirement in 1963.
His wife died Nov. 4, 1993.
A Winfield resident for over 80 years, McGowan was a member of the
First United Methodist Church and a 75-year member of Winfield Masonic
Lodge 110. He was affiliated with Queen City Chapter of the Order of Eastern
Star and the Wichita Shrine Consistory.
Survivors include a son, Ed E. McGowan, Arkansas City; two daughters,
Betty L. Bradley, Winfield, and Joan M. "Jody" Leland, Valley Center; 18
grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
EUREKA - Joan S. Fox, 73, of Eureka, insurance counselor, died July
19, 1997, in Eureka.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Kelley
Funeral Home in Eureka. The Rev. Daniel Wilson will officiate.
Memorials have been established with the Christian-Congregational Church
Building Fund and Hospice Inc. of Wichita. Contributions can be made though
the funeral home.
Fox was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Gordon, a daughter of Burk William and
Audrian (Lichlyter) Smith. The family lived in several locations, including
Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. She graduated from high school in Salt Lake
City in 1941.
She worked for a legal firm in Wichita and for Beech Aircraft in Wichita
On Dec. 24, 1944, she married John Edgar Fox in Dubuque, Iowa. After
his discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard, they lived on a farm near Madison.
They moved to a farm near McLouth in 1948, then to a farm near Osage City.
The family moved to Wichita in 1951 and to Eureka in 1954.
Fox worked with her husband in their businesses, including a creamery
and local management of Meadow Gold and Steffen's dairies. She worked 23
years as a secretary in legal, abstract, insurance and real estate offices.
For about 10 years she managed A-OK Services.
Fox was a managing real estate broker for many years and in 1976 was
the first woman in Kansas to earn the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.
Survivors include three sons, William J. Fox, Holts Summit, Mo., Michael
B. Fox, Cassville, Mo., and Bennett E. Fox, Eureka; a sister, Patsy Steadham,
Winfield; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Leon Adrian "Tex" Sanders, 79, retired Boeing employee,
of Lynnwood, formerly of Winfield, died July 15, 1997.
Services were held at 10 a.m. July 21 in the chapel of Purdy &
Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Lynnwood.
Memorial gifts can be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Sanders was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Canadian, Texas. He was a graduate
of Winfield High School.
He served as an Air Force pilot during World War II and retired from
Boeing in 1981 after 33 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Louise DeWitt Sanders, Lynnwood;
a son, Mark Sanders, Mill Creek, Wash.; three brothers, William Sanders,
Donald Sanders and Duane Sanders, all of California; and two grandchildren.
DOUGLASS - Thora Ellen Foyer, 89, retired teacher, of Douglass, died
July 18, 1997, in Augusta.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Douglass United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Cindy Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Twin Grove
Cemetery in Severy.
Friends may call at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the Douglass United Methodist
Foyer was born July 26, 1907, in Severy, a daughter of Andrew Martin
and Margaret (Hayes) Ludvickson.
A member of the Severy Order of Eastern Star, she was also member of
a retired teachers' association and the Douglass United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Larry Foyer, San Diego; a brother, Hayes Ludvickson,
Dodge City; a sister, Olena Hilyard, Douglass; and three grandchildren.
WELLINGTON - May Brinkley, 99, retired nurse's aide, of Wellington,
died July 21, 1997, at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
The Rev. Kendale D. Finley will officiate.
Friends may call at Frank Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Brinkley was born May 10, 1898, in Sumner County, to William and Gertrude
On March 17, 1923, she married John R. Brinkley in Wellington. He died
A retired nurse's aide at Hatchers Hospital, she was a member of the
First Christian Church, the Pythian Sisters, Veterans of Army Mothers,
Christian Women's Fellowship and the M&W Club of Mayfield and Wellington.
Survivors include two sons, Leroy "Dean" Brinkley, Winfield, and Harry
Cleon Brinkley, Waukegan, Ill.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Everett W. "Bill" Vaughn, 81, of Ellicott City,
died July 11, 1997. He had been in failing health for several years.
Memorial services were held July 14 at Witzke's Funeral Home in Ellicott
City. Inurnment is planned for Oct. 5 in Grenola.
Memorials have been established with the Arthritis Foundation of America
and the Grenola Historical Society.
Vaughn was born April 26, 1916, in Topeka, a son of Everett Waldo and
Bonnie (Bailey) Vaughn. He attended Topeka schools and graduated from Topeka
High School in 1934.
In 1938 he graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in
mechanical engineering. He also did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University.
On July 20, 1940, he married Marguerite Thompson in Grenola.
Vaughn worked as an engineer in the X-ray division of Westinghouse
where he invented and patented several products used in the medical field.
He retired in 1984 after a career of 43 years there.
He was a resident of Howard County, Md., for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Vaughn, Ellicott City; a son,
E.W. Vaughn Jr., Red Lion, Pa.; two daughters, Marjorie Eastman, Grenola,
and Sarah Martinson, Cleveland, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Melvin Gene Grant, 77, of Arkansas City, formerly of
Winfield, died July 21, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The casket will remain closed during the service.
A memorial has been established with the dialysis unit at Via Christi
Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Contributions can
be made through the funeral home.
Grant was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Udall, a son of Walter L. and Evalena
(Graham) Grant. He was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High
School in 1939.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater
during World War II.
Grant worked as a meat cutter for Winfield Packing Co. and later for
Prairieland Meat Processing Co.
On March 16, 1984, he married Shirley G. Snook in Arkansas City, where
they made their home.
Grant was a life member of both the American Legion and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Grant, Arkansas City; three stepsons,
Darrell Hotchkin, Burden, Stephen Hotchkin, Arkansas City, and Randy Hotchkin,
Oxford; two brothers, Wayne L. Grant and Jack R. Grant, both of Winfield;
a sister, Wanda Mills, Okmulgee, Okla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
WICHITA - Dorothy M. Lamb, 72, retired waitress, of Wichita, formerly
of Winfield, died July 20, 1997.
Services were held at 2 p.m. July 22 at Broadway Mortuary Chapel.
Lamb was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Winfield, a daughter of Frank and Hazel
Her husband, Carter Lamb, preceded her in death.
Lamb lived in Winfield most of her life before moving to Wichita.
Survivors include five sons, Gary Brown, Semi Valley, Calif., Larry
Garrett and David Garrett, both of Wichita, Paul Garrett, Haysville, and
Jim Garrett, Phoenix; a daughter, Peggy Fairchild, Norfolk, Va.; two sisters,
Pat Erwin, Shady Grove, Ore., and Charlene Rentschler, Lafayette, Ind.;
seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
MONTCLAIR, Calif. - John Jacob Lyon, 76, of Montclair, formerly of
Cedar Vale, died July 21, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Todd Memorial Chapel
in Pomona, Calif. Private burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Inland Hospice, 233 W. Harrison,
Claremont, CA 91711.
Lyon was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Cedar Vale. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
Lyon was an electronics technician for Perkin-Elmer for 23 years and
had lived in Montclair for 14 years.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Lyon, Montclair; a son, Eric Lyon,
Alta Loma, Calif.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Abbott, Fresno, Calif.; four
brothers, Kenneth Lyon, Kansas City, Kan., Dean Lyon, Republic, Mo., Vaughn
Lyon, Derby, and Leon Lyon, Wichita; and five grandchildren.
OXFORD - Venita Ferne Vollweider, 76, homemaker, of Oxford, died July
21, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church
in Oxford. Pastor Wayne Handle will officiate. Burial will be in Mount
Vernon Cemetery west of Winfield.
Friends can call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the Oxford United Methodist Church.
Vollweider was born March 3, 1921, in Winfield, a daughter of Ira and
Ella M. Miller. She graduated from Winfield High School.
On June 6, 1943, she married Ramon Earl Vollweider. They farmed east
of Oxford for many years. He died March 27, 1984.
Vollweider was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Estella
Chapter of Eastern Star, Mothers Club, Merry Makers Club and Soldanella
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Thomas and Betty Oliver, both
of Oxford, Linda Smith, Olathe, and Sandy Carsel, Dallas; nine grandchildren,
two stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
FORT MORGAN, Colo. - Orville D. Grant, 92, of Fort Morgan, formerly
of Udall, died Aug. 24, 1996, in Fort Morgan.
His body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday in Ninnescah Cemetery at Udall. The Rev. John Branson will officiate.
Grant was born Nov. 3, 1903, in Udall, a son of J.E. and Minnie Grant.
He graduated from Udall High School and married Irene Atkinson, both in
1928. She died April 19, 1996.
The Grants lived in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas before moving to
Survivors include a son, Arwin Grant, Jackson Hole, Wyo., and three
Gary D. Skelton, 40, of 1703 Ames in Winfield, died July 23, 1997,
at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris
Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. Inurnment will take
A memorial has been established with the Kiwanis Builder Club for youth.
Skelton was born July 24, 1956, in Larned, to Leo V. and Leona E. Skelton.
He was raised in Larned and graduated from Larned High School.
In 1984 Skelton graduated from Southwestern College with a bachelor's
degree in humanities. In 1991 he graduated with honors from Friends University
with a bachelor's degree in human resource management. He also earned his
Master of Arts degree in human resources from Webster University in St.
Skelton was working for Focus Developmental Center at the time of his
death. He had worked at Rugar Enterprise as a residential rental manager.
For 11 years before that, he was employed as an inventory controller at
Rubbermaid Corp. in Winfield.
Skelton was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kansas
Association of Realtors. He was active in the community, holding various
leadership positions in the Winfield Kiwanis Club, including president
of the chapter in 1991-92 and lieutenant governor of Division 7 in 1993-94.
Survivors include a daughter, Tympani Skelton, and his parents, Leo
and Leona Skelton, all of Winfield; a brother, Greg Skelton, Estes Park,
Colo.; a sister, Sandy Davies, Queensland, Australia; and his grandparents,
Bill and Nova Horner, Larned.
KENT, Wash. - Eula Rozell Smith, 68, of Kent, formerly of Wichita and
Dexter, died July 19, 1997, at Applegate Nursing Home in Auburn, Wash.
Services were held July 23 at the First Christian Church in Kent.
Another service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Dexter Christian
Church. Burial will be in North Cedar Creek Cemetery near Cedar Vale.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Heart of America
Bone Marrow Donor Register, 2131 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132,
in honor of Smith's grandson, Jason Medcalf.
Mercer-Nellis Funeral home of Kent is in charge of arrangements.
Smith was born Dec. 18, 1928, near Dexter, a daughter of William Russell
and Rozell (Rush) Bennett. She attended school in Dexter and graduated
from Dexter High School in 1946.
She married Ernest Ridgeway, and they later divorced. She later married
James C. Smith in Wichita, and they, too, divorced.
While living in Wichita Smith was employed at Boeing Aircraft Co.
In 1968 she moved to Kent, Wash. She retired from the Kent school district
Smith was a member of the First Christian Church of Kent and a bowling
Survivors include a son, J.C. Smith Jr., Kent, Wash.; a daughter, Rita
Medcalf, Rose Hill; two foster sons, Randy Horan and Gary Horan, both of
Kent, Wash.; two sisters, Veda McClure, Tahlequah, Okla., and Freda Nellis,
Dexter; two grandsons, four foster granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
WICHITA - Joy Cleo Rarick, 82, formerly of Longton, Moline and Howard,
died July 24, 1997, at the Life Care Center in Wichita.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Longton United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Interment will be in Longton Cemetery
under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Born May 5, 1915, at Cave Springs north of Longton, she was a daughter
of Jonas and Elizabeth Jane (Beckner) Ferguson. She graduated from Longton
High School in 1932.
On July 31, 1934, she married Edwin Rarick in Eureka, and they resided
in Moline before moving to Wichita.
Rarick was employed by Boeing Aircraft Co. during World War II and
later worked at H&H Parts Co. During the early 1950s the Raricks owned
and operated a bakery in Howard.
They resided in Coffeyville before returning to Wichita. Her husband
died in 1973.
Rarick was a member of the Christian Congregational Church in Wichita.
Survivors include two nephews, Merle Berry, Wichita, and J.R. Ferguson,
Longton; and three nieces, Betty Smith, Moline, Donna Penner, Chanute,
and Phyllis Jones, address not given.