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Jacob Simmons
HARLINGEN, Texas - Jacob Jasper Simmons, 92, retired farmer, of Harlingen, Texas, died July 24, 1997, in Harlingen.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary in Derby. The Rev. Sheldon Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Dunlap Cemetery in Rose Hill.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
A memorial has been established with the Rose Hill Lions Club.
Simmons was born April 26, 1905, in Rose Hill, the son of Fred and Cora (Yeager) Simmons.
He married Faune Reeves who preceded him in death.
A retired farmer, he was a charter member of the Rose Hill Lions Club.
Survivors include a son, Keith Simmons, Rose Hill; two daughters, Dolores Lipscomb, Augusta, and Phyllis Carr, Wichita; a brother, Bill Simmons, Wichita; 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Alma Toon
WICHITA - Alma E. Toon, 83, homemaker, of Wichita, died July 21, 1997, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Burial was at 10:30 a.m. June 24, 1997, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wichita. The Revs. Hung Quoc Pham and John P. Glisenan officiated. Burial was in St. John Cemetery in Clonmel.
Memorials was established with St. Mary's Mission, Box 39, Tohatchi, NM 87325 and Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS 67202. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Toon was born in Tipton, Mo., to Joseph and Caroline Leis. Survivors include four sons, Ted Toon, Clearwater, Kenneth Toon and Keith Toon, both of Wichita, and Tom Toon, Burden; two daughters, Karen Jaax, Wichita, and Janie Schierlman, Towanda; two sisters, Connie Summerhouser and Winnie Doffing, both of Wichita; 29 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.

Edna Reeves
ARKANSAS CITY - Edna E. Reeves, 89, of Windsor Gardens in Arkansas City, formerly of Winfield, died July 26, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
Born Dec. 19, 1907, at Mulvane, she was a daughter of Edward Marion and Maggie Zella (York) Dye. She attended rural Mulvane schools.
On Feb. 12, 1926, she married William E. Reeves at Winfield. He died July 31, 1992.
Reeves lived in Winfield before moving to Windsor Gardens in 1992. She had been employed at Winfield's Good Samaritan Home before retiring in 1973. She had also worked at McConns' Cafe and Seymour's Creamery.
She was a member of Millington Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Melvin Reeves, Gilbert, Ariz.; two daughters, May Metzinger and Fay Koenke, a brother, Bob Dye, and a sister, Hazel Bannon, all of Arkansas City; nine grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Emma Williams
ARKANSAS CITY - Emma J. McInturff Williams, 98, of Arkansas City, died July 25, 1997, at Medicalodge East.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Medicalodge East.
Born Nov. 5, 1898, at Polo, Okla., she was a daughter of William Edward and Hannah (Holt) Mitchell. She attended school at Eddy, Okla.
On June 22, 1918, she married Glenn McInturff at Newkirk, Okla. They resided in Oklahoma and Kansas.
On Dec. 31, 1952, she married Maurice Williams in Bentonville, Ark., and they resided in Arkansas City. He died in 1975.
Williams attended Central Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Davis, Council Grove, and Lila Teufel, Arkansas City; a son, Warren McInturff, Ponca City, Okla.; a brother, Edward Mitchell, Lamont, Okla.; two sisters, Vera Sanders, Arkansas City, and Maxine Young, Chandler, Ariz.; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

David Hickock
LONGTON - David Kenneth Hickock, 10, died July 25, 1997, from accidental, self-inflicted asphyxia at his home in Longton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Longton United Methodist Church. The Revs. Gerald Manley and Robin Haines will officiate. Interment will be in Longton Cemetery under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
A memorial has been established with the Four County Mental Health Center in Independence.
Born June 10, 1987, at Parsons, he was a son of David Wayne and Sheila (Duxbury) Hickock. He would have been a fifth-grader at Elk Valley Elementary School this fall.
David had resided in Emporia several years before moving with his family to the Longton community. After the death of his father Aug. 26, 1996, he lived with his adopted mother.
David was involved in the D.A.R.E. program at Elk Valley Elementary School and was a member of Longton Boosters 4-H Club. He attended Sunday school at Longton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Jane Hickock, his sister, Kristin Hickock, his stepbrother, Adam Spain, and his stepsisters, Lacie Spain and Julie Spain, all of Longton; and his grandparents, Nora and Kenneth Hickman, Parsons, and Gladys and Rowland Jones, Elk Falls.

Grace Belden
ARKANSAS CITY - Grace K. Belden, 94, of Arkansas City, died July 25, 1997, at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawks Funeral Home with the Rev. Fran Broadhurst officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church and the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor, both in Arkansas City.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 5 p.m. today and until the service Tuesday.
Belden was born March 1, 1903, near Hatfield, Mo., to Frank and Elizabeth (Clouse) Belden. The family moved to a farm south of Cambridge in 1915, and she graduated from Cambridge High School in 1923. 
Belden attended Pittsburg State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University) and began teaching at a rural school near Latham in 1925. She later taught in Cambridge and then in Arkansas City from 1931 until retiring in 1968.
Beldon also attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her bachelor's degree from Southwestern College in 1949.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Eula Sleeth Guild. She had also been a member of a parent-teacher association, a retired teachers group and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Survivors include two sisters, Helen Marotta, Arkansas City, and Hazel Clover, Plano, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

Leonard Wahlenmaier
ARKANSAS CITY - Leonard C. Wahlenmaier, 84, of Arkansas City, died July 25, 1997, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Guy Rendoff officiating. A private inurnment will be held later in Parker Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made at Hawks Funeral Home.
Wahlenmaier was born Sept. 14, 1912, in Arkansas City to Charles Troughette and Margaret Sophia (Ralf) Wahlenmaier. He grew up in Cowley County and served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II. 
Wahlenmaier attended the University of Texas in Austin before moving to Midland, Texas. He was an independent oilman for many years.
He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Midland.
Wahlenmaier moved to Arkansas City in 1994.
Survivors include his daughters, Joan Warren, Arkansas City, Gail Essex and Lynn Boyd, both of Midland, Texas, and Aisha Oberoi, Lahore, Pakistan; a brother, John M. Wahlenmaier, Tyler, Texas; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Martha Wedel
NORTH NEWTON - Martha M. Wedel, 88, of North Newton, formerly of Winfield, died July 26, 1997, at Newton Medical Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton and at 11 a.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Pastor Darrell Fast will officiate.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with Bethel College.
Born April 13, 1909, at Canton, she was a daughter of Peter P. and Anna (Reimer) Quiring. On Aug. 5, 1936, she married David C. Wedel in Goessel.
She earned her teacher certificate at Bethel College in North Newton and taught for five years in Good Hope, Garden and Greenfield.
Wedel was a member of Bethel College Mennonite Church of North Newton.
Survivors include her husband, David Wedel, North Newton; two daughters, Eleanor Heckendorn, Phoenix, and Judith Arthur, Russell; a brother, Otto Quiring, Newton; four sisters, Edna Schmidt and Ruth Boese, both of North Newton, Hilda Ratzlaff, Goessel, and Bertha Friesen, Newton; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gary Skelton
A memorial service for Gary D. Skelton was held at 2 p.m. July 26, 1997, in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated.
Ed Foster of the Winfield Kiwanis Club spoke, Laura Belle Haines was the organist and Jeanette Thornton was the vocalist.
Inurnment will be held later.
A memorial has been established with the Kiwanis Builder Club for youth.

Gertrude Kirkpatrick
EUREKA - Gertrude Marie Kirkpatrick, 100, formerly of Winfield, died July 28, 1997, at Prairie Hills Health Care Center in Eureka.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home, Eureka, and at 2 p.m. in Highland Cemetery, Winfield.
Born Oct. 19, 1896, at Winfield, she was a daughter of James Andrew and Mattie Pearl (Thorpe) Wells. She attended Winfield schools.
On March 4, 1915, she married Fred William Kirkpatrick in Winfield. They lived in Winfield until moving to Wichita in 1936. Later they lived in El Dorado. He died June 16, 1963.
Kirkpatrick was a press and jump iron operator for Fruhauf Uniform Co. in Wichita from 1947 to 1959.
She was a member of the Winfield Christian Church and Grand Army of the Republic and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Winfield.
Survivors include three sons, William Kirkpatrick, Wichita, Don Kirkpatrick, Eureka, and Willis Kirkpatrick, Whitewater; a daughter, Florine Kaiser, Eureka; 42 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Jerry Crouse
DOUGLASS - Jerry Wayne Crouse, 45, of Douglass, formerly of Arkansas City, died July 27, 1997, at Augusta Medical Center in Augusta.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City, with interment in Maple City Cemetery.
Born Sept. 8, 1951, in Arkansas City, Crouse was a son of Earnest W. and Geraldine Jeanne (Goulden) Crouse. He attended schools in Arkansas City and later lived in Augusta and Douglass.
He attended Victory Church in Augusta.
Survivors include his mother, Jeanne Carder, Douglass; a sister, Sherry Hutchens, Arkansas City; and a brother, Kabin Joel Carder, Baldwin, Mo.

Chase Archer
ARKANSAS CITY - Chase Michael Archer, 5, of Arkansas City, died July 28, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Parker Cemetery under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the neonatal unit of Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Born Oct. 30, 1991, in Wichita, Chase was a son of Steve Mark and Dorothy June (Aguinaga) Archer. He lived in Arkansas City throughout his life and attended Head Start preschool and Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents and a brother, Cory Steven Archer, all of Arkansas City; grandparents, Shawn and Gene Finnern, Springfield, Mo., and Sherry and Jake Aguinaga, Arkansas City; and his great-grandparents, Mary and Dick Williams, Nina and Jack Archer and Erma Aguinaga, all of Arkansas City, and Joe and Betty Kelley, Winfield.

Earl McGowan
Services for Earl McGowan, 93, who died July 18, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. July 22 at the First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Rick Thornton and Fred Houston officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special scriptural readings were by Randy Bradley.
Carolyn Eastman was the organist, and Ed Larsen sang "In His Presence" and "The Old Rugged Cross." The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Lodge 110 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons performed Masonic rites. Ben Holman was the lecturer.
Casket bearers were McGowan's grandsons, Randy Bradley and Bobby, Dan, Daren, Eddie, Glen, John, Lee, Lynn and Patrick McGowan.
A memorial scholarship has been established with the First United Methodist Church. 
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Glenn Neubecker
DEXTER - Glenn Edward Neubecker, 92, formerly of Grenola, died July 28, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Grenola, with the Rev. Wallace Wartick officiating. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and the Grenola Public Library.
Born June 17, 1905, at Grenola, Neubecker was a son of Edward Adam and Cinderella Elizabeth (Camp) Neubecker. He attended Grenola schools.
On Feb. 6, 1929, he married Hazel Katherine Eaglin at Independence,
Neubecker was employed as an oil well driller and pumper in Oklahoma and Kansas for many years. After living in Winfield, they returned to Grenola where he farmed and ranched.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 732 in Winfield and the Grenola Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dwain Neubecker, Winfield, and Dwight Neubecker, Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Worman, Ellinwood, and Shirley Friend, Wichita; a brother, Dale Neubecker, Grenola; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Glenn Neubecker
GRENOLA - Services for Glenn E. Neubecker were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 1, 1997, in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. The Rev. Wallace Wartick officiated, and Judy Perrigo sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages."
Casket bearers were John and Wayne Eaglin, Leland and Thurman Hopper and C.E. and Eddie Neubecker.
Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the Grenola Christian Church and Grenola Public Library.

Dorothy McNown
MOLINE - Dorothy Esther (Hey) McNown, 79, of Moline, died July 28, 1997, at St. Mary of the Plain Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with Lloyd G. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in Moline Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Moline Chamber of Commerce City Park Fund.
McNown was born Dec. 19, 1917, at Wayside to Frank Leslie and Viva Ophelia (Key) Corle. She grew up near Caney and attended the Caney Center school.
On April 1, 1936, she married Frank Malachi Hey. They lived in Oklahoma, Iowa, Arizona and Kansas. He died Oct. 18, 1976.
On Jan. 8, 1985, she married Ivan Adelbert McNown at Miami, Okla., and they resided in Moline.
McNown was a member of a fiddlers and pickers organization and attended the First Baptist Church of Moline.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Frank Hey, Independence, William Hey, Bartlesville, Okla., and Merle Hay, Moline; six daughters, Ethel Simpson and Wanda Hey, both of Arkansas City, Beatrice Harrison, Newton, Pearl Williams, Moline, Lena Ouellet, Longton, and Linda High, Elk Falls; three stepdaughters, Loma McClure, Arkansas City, Mary Lou Cobb, Moore, Okla., and Faye McNown, Moline; four brothers, Charlie Corle, Wilton, Iowa, Elmer Corle, Buel, Idaho, Henry Corle, Caney, and Alfred Corle, Howard; a sister, Nellie Moore, Havana; 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Owen and Louise Watson
Services for G. Owen and Louise (Bailey) Watson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. L. Fred Houston will officiate.
Owen Watson graduated from Southwestern College in 1928. He and Mrs. Watson were both employed by the Winfield Daily Courier at the time of their marriage on June 1, 1930.
Louise Bailey, a daughter of Alpheus and Lula Bailey, was reared in the Winfield community. Her brothers were Noel and Joe Bailey, and her sister was Mabel Briscoe.
The family will gather at the home of Harley and Barbara Parsons on Meadowlark Lane.

Vera Sheldon
ARKANSAS CITY - Vera E. Sheldon, 81, of Arkansas City, formerly of Cedar Vale, died Aug. 1, 1997, at Presbyterian Manor.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church with interment in Cedar Vale Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and People's Place.
Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Dexter, she was a daughter of Ray and Elva (Baker) Clark. She graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1933 and attended Venus Academy of Beauty Culture.
On Dec. 24, 1936, she married Carl E. Sheldon in Cedar Vale. He died Nov. 14, 1944.
Sheldon worked as a beautician in the Cedar Vale Drug Store from 1934 to 1948. She then worked as a bookkeeper for William's Motor Co., which later became the Marvin Cable Chevrolet Dealership, from 1948 until retiring in 1981.
Sheldon moved to Arkansas City in 1995.
She was a member of the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member and church treasurer, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include two brothers, Al B. Clark, Coffeyville, and Dr. Ernest J. Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo., nieces and nephews.

Blanche O. Cullumber
Blanche O. Cullumber, 93, of Route 3, Winfield, died Aug. 3, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel with the Rev. Jerre Nolte officiating. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Grace United Methodist Church and Winfield Rest Haven.
Born Jan. 9, 1904, near Cambridge, she was a daughter of William H. and Ruby (Franklin) Cullumber. She attended a rural school in Windsor Township and graduated from Winfield High School in 1923 with a normal training teaching certificate.
Cullumber taught in a Cambridge rural school for three years and at Martha Washington School south of Winfield for 16 years. In 1943 she began teaching in Winfield elementary schools and taught here for 16 years. She then taught in Ajo, Ariz., for 10 years before retiring in 1969.
Cullumber acquired most of her college education by attending summer sessions, by correspondence and at workshops. She received her bachelor's degree from Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg, and her master's degree from George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn.
Cullumber was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education, Alpha Zeta Chapter, Pittsburg; and Pi Gamma Mu, national social science honor society, Tennessee Gamma chapter.
After retiring, she returned to Winfield and resided at 1316 E. Sixth. In 1985 she moved to a cottage at the Robert Sherrard residence south of Winfield.
Cullumber was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the local, state and national retired teachers associations, Kansas-National Education Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include three nieces, Betty Sherrard, Winfield, Darlene Heacock, Lawrence, and Gerry Peterson, Hutchinson; and one nephew, Cleo Cullumber, Wichita.

Blanche Cullumber
Services for Blanche O. Cullumber were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 5, 1997, in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Jerre Nolte and Vern Livengood officiated.
Christie Muret was the vocalist, and June Vasey was the organist.
Casket bearers were Bill Maier, Dave Galliart, Henry Bernard and Allen Grunder.
Interment was in Cambridge Cemetery.

Gloria Murphy
WICHITA - Gloria Jean Murphy, 43, bartender at the Picadilly Market and Grill, Wichita, died July 31, 1997.
Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Broadway Mortuary Chapel in Wichita.
Survivors include her husband, David R. Allen, Wichita; two sons, Bob Murphy, Las Animas, Colo., and Jesse Murphy, Wichita; five brothers, Ray Lang, Miami, Fla., Gerald Lang, Miami Beach, Fla., and Delroy, Delwin and Delmar Thompson, all of Wichita; three sisters, Judith Atwater, Burden, Pamela Pillsbury, Kanopolis, N.C., and Delnetta Black, Wichita; and one grandchild.

Myron "Lee" Kennedy
Myron "Lee" Kennedy, 87, of 1402 John in Winfield, died Aug. 1, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service with interment in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home form 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Born Nov. 10, 1909, at Renfrow, Okla., Kennedy was a son of Cyrus and Caroline (Petersen) Kennedy. The family moved to Atlanta, and he attended schools at Prairie View and Atlanta.
Kennedy lived and worked in Oregon and California for a year, then began working as a mechanic for the International Harvester and Ford dealerships in Winfield at age 16.
On July 16, 1932, he married Mary Frances Auxier in Winfield. They resided in Winfield during most of their marriage but lived in Wichita from 1943 to 1949.
Kennedy was employed by Beech Aircraft Co. for eight years and by Boeing Aircraft Co. for 22 years before retiring in 1970 as an experimental department crew chief.
Kennedy was a member of the First Christian Church and had been affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
His wife preceded him in death April 6, 1996.
Survivors include three sons, Myron C. Kennedy, Stockton, Mo., Larry L. Kennedy, Omaha, Neb., and Scott I. Kennedy, South Sioux City, Neb.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Willma Carson
HESSTON - Willma L. Carson, 90, formerly of Winfield, died Aug. 2, 1997, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Schowalter Villa Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Rich officiating. Burial will be in Hesston Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home until 9 p.m. today
Memorial contributions can be made to Schowalter Villa, Friendly Acres or any mission.
Born Jan. 22, 1907, at Narka, she was a daughter of Edward and Cora Chryst Turrentine. On Sept. 2, 1926, she married Ernest V. Carson at Belleville.
Carsons was a teacher for 25 years, including 15 years as a special education teacher in Winfield.
She was a charter member of the Council of Exceptional Children and a member of the Hesston United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Survivors include her husband, of Hesston; two sons, Charles Carson, Olathe, and David Carson, Newton; a daughter, Barbara Myers, Simsbury, Conn.; a sister, Bessie Bengstrom, Salina; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Will Dickinson
HOISINGTON - Will E. Dickinson Sr., 72, of Hoisington, died Aug. 3, 1997, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Hoisington with the Rev. Paula Bell officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established with the First Christian Church and the Hoisington Masonic Lodge.
Born March 25, 1925, in Winfield, he was a son of Will and Elizabeth (Troupe) Dickinson. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Betty A. Parry at Hoisington.
Dickinson was a conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 40 years before his retirement. They moved to Hoisington from Geneseo in 1986.
Dickinson was a member of the First Christian Church, Hoisington Masonic Lodge, American Legion at Geneseo, Hoisington Lions Club and Lake Barton Golf Club.
He had served as a local legislative representative for the United Transportation Union, was a past worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star at Lyons and served three terms as past master of a Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Will E. Dickinson Jr., Ellsworth, George V. Dickinson, Marysville, Michael K. Dickinson, Oklahoma City, and Maurice D. Dickinson, address not given; two daughters, Cheryl J. Brown, Hoisington, and Betty Jo Halstrom, Wichita; two sisters, Elizabeth Nash, Garden City, and Frances Owen, Wichita; and five grandchildren.

Jackie Little
HOWARD - Jackie Lee Little, 67, died Aug. 1, 1997, at his home west of Howard.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home with Pastors Kiburn Kim and Chuck Evans officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Howard United Methodist Church and the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions can be made at the funeral home.
Born July 16, 1930, in Caddo County, Oklahoma, he was a son of R.J. and Sylvia Alice (Dowdy) Little. He attended schools in Caddo County and Sickles, Okla., and graduated from Carnegie (Okla.) High School in 1949.
In 1952 Little began working as a sheet metal fabrication worker for Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita.
On March 5, 1953, he married Wanda Doretta Hudson at Carnegie, Okla.
Little served with the U.S. Army at Kileen, Texas, during the Korean Conflict. He then resumed working at Boeing and retired from there in 1986.
In 1992 the Littles moved to their home west of Howard.
He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Scotty Little and Rocky Little, both of Wichita, and Alan Little, Augusta; a daughter, Doreen Newhouse, Wichita; his mother, Sylvia Little, Pinckneyville, Ill.; a sister, Betty Hollingsworth, Camdenton, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.

Vera Sheldon
CEDAR VALE - Services for Vera E. Sheldon were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 2, 1997, at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer officiated.
Lyman Wheeler was the vocalist, and Shirley Brown was the organist. Music selections were "In the Sweet" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Casket bearers were Bob and David Cable, Jim Clark, Ray and Mike Merz and Larry Van Horn. Honorary casket bearers were Marvin Cable, Carl Steward, Bill House, Loyd Lawrence and Gladwin Hollinger.
Interment was in Cedar Vale Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established with the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and People's Place.

Bettie Truman
EUFAULA, Okla. - Bettie Mae (Bradley) Truman, 58, of Eufaula, formerly of the Rock-Atlanta area, died July 30, 1997, at a Muskogee, Okla., hospital.
A memorial service was held Aug. 1 at Eufaula Masonic Lodge with the Rev. Marvin Chamberlin officiating. Black's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Born June 3, 1939, in Quinton, Okla., she was a daughter of Isaac and Mary Dona (Pierce) Teague. On April 27, 1994, she married Gene Truman in Leonard, Okla.
Truman was a licensed practical nurse and homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Donna Krug, Atlanta, and Mary Palmer, Florida; a son, Mike Bradley, Cassville, Mo.; two sisters, Victoria Neal and Barbara Pierce, both of Piney Creek, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

Margaret B. Sturm
Margaret B. Sturm, 92, of 1614 Millington in Winfield, died Aug. 5, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Stalter Cemetery east of Rock.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with Good Samaritan Village.
Born June 27, 1905, southeast of Rock, she was a daughter of William H. and Mattie Carmen Wilson. She attended the Green Valley rural school near Rock.
On Aug. 19, 1923, she married Hugh M. Sturm at Rock. The couple lived at Rock, then lived in Arkansas City briefly before returning to their farm near Rock.
Sturm worked as a nurse's aide at Edgetown Manor in Winfield from 1953 until retiring in 1970.
Her husband died May 19, 1959, and she moved to Winfield in 1961.
Sturm was a former member of the Rock United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Billy J. Sturm, Winfield; a brother, Wayne Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Helen Adams, Wichita; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Margaret Sturm
ARKANSAS CITY - Vera Sheldon, 81, of Arkansas City, formerly of Cedar ROCK Services for Margaret B. Sturm were held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 1997, in Stalter Cemetery at Rock. The Rev. Ron Keith officiated.
Casket bearers were Daniel Archer, Price Heimer, Lou and Maurice Hoover and Mike and Steven Smith.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Good Samaritan Village.

Albert Depew
SEDAN - Albert Depew, 76, of Sedan, died Aug. 5, 1997, in Sedan.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Sedan United Methodist Church with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. The Rev. Larry Bowyer will officiate, and Graves-Baird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born Feb. 21, 1921, at Grenola, Depew was a son of Loren and Iva (Shrader) Depew. On Dec. 25, 1941, he married Mercedes Edna Holland at Grenola.
Depew was a retired grocer and a member of the Sedan United Methodist Church, American Legion, Vesper-Olive Masonic Lodge No. 0136, Eastern Star and Coffeyville Gideons.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Larry Depew, Goddard; a daughter, Susann Leniton, Winfield; two brothers, Arthur Dwain Depew, Moline, and Fred Depew, Winfield; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Doris Hanlen
KENT, Wash. - Doris M. Hanlen, 73, of Kent, formerly of Winfield, died Aug. 3, 1997, in Seattle.
Services were to be held today in Hillcrest Burial Park at Kent. Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with Medic One or PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046.
Hanlen was born Sept. 12, 1923, at Pasadena, Calif. She attended schools in Wichita and graduated from East High School in 1941.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, she worked in the fleet post office in San Francisco from 1944 to 1946. She also worked in Boeing's industrial relations section at the Kent aerospace facility.
On Feb. 19, 1950, she married William H. Hanlen in Winfield. They had resided in Kent since 1965.
Kent was employed by Boeing for 20 years before retiring in 1986.
Survivors include her husband, of Kent; two sons, Robert Hanlen, Seattle, and Richard W. Hanlen, Auburn, Wash.; a daughter, Patti J. Hanlen, Seattle; and a sister, Betty Lou Millspaugh, Wichita.

Robert Townsley
Robert Michael Townsley, 58, of 1305 Millington, Winfield, died Aug. 4, 1997, at the residence.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel with the Rev. Jerre Nolte officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Born June 1, 1938, in Winfield, Townsley was a son of John Delbert and Marion (Hart) Townsley. He graduated from Derby High School in 1957.
Townsley worked as a surveyor for the city of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Bonneville County, Idaho, from 1963 to 1976. He then worked as a surveyor on road construction projects overseas for many years.
Survivors include four sons, Robert M. Townsley and John Townsley, both of Idaho Falls, Scott Townsley, Livermore, Calif., and Cody Townsley, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Vickie Townsley, Idaho Falls; two brothers, John Townsley, Winfield, and William H. Townsley, Lenexa; two sisters, Beverly Hartmann, Bozeman, Mont., and Ruth Martin, Dayton, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Martha Longfellow
EMPORIA - Martha Ann Longfellow, 85, formerly of Moline, died Aug. 5, 1997, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard with the Rev. Ted Winn officiating. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Contributions can be made at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 6, 1911, at Faxon, Okla., she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dixon. The family moved to Moline, and she attended school there.
On Feb. 2, 1928, she married Carrol Longfellow at El Dorado, and they lived on a farm north of Moline. She worked with her husband on their farm and was also employed as a cook in Moline.
Following her husband's death in 1970, Longfellow became a certified nurse's aide and certified medication aide. She was employed at Elk Manor Nursing Home, Moline, and Howard Twilight Manor before moving to Independence and working at nursing homes there.
Longfellow was a longtime 4-H leader in Elk County and a member of the Moline Christian Church. She was later a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Independence and the First Baptist Church in Cottonwood Falls.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Witty, Olpe; two granddaughters, Shawn Miner, Independence, and Marie Artigues, New Orleans; and two great-grandsons.

Winifred Amanda Bannon
Winifred Amanda Bannon, 79, a longtime Rock resident, died Aug. 7, 1997, at Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Rock United Methodist Church with interment in Douglass Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's and Similar Diseases Association.
Born Sept. 30, 1918, at Rock, Bannon was a daughter of Elmer P. and Carrie L. (Davis) Groom. She attended grade school in Rock and graduated from Douglass High School in 1937. She then attended Wichita Business School.
On Dec. 10, 1941, she married Harold Eldon Bannon in Newton. He died Aug. 6, 1994.
Bannon was a homemaker and a member of the Rock United Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America and Friendly Club of Rock.
Survivors include a son, Harold E. Bannon Jr., Douglass; a sister, Hazel Felker, Rock; and two grandsons, Mark L. Bannon, Winfield, and Brett A. Bannon, Douglass.

Myron Lee Kennedy
Services for Myron Lee Kennedy were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 6, 1997, at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Russ Jones officiated.
Vocal selections were "In the Garden," "Whispering Hope," "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."
Interment was in Highland Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Alfred Barnes, Harry Barnthouse, Jere Dean, Harry Evans Jr., Orvan Gilstrap, Price Heimer, Aubrey Holt, Henry Janke, Dan Lewallen, Jerry Newland, Bill Orr, Lee Roy Russell, Bob Sherrard and Merle Snider.
Casket bearers were Charles Cromley, Jeff and Jon Hokanson, Courtney, Gregory and Mark Kennedy and Jimmy Topper.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

Earl Rundle
PHOENIX Earl Walter Rundle, 82, of Phoenix, formerly of Winfield, died Aug. 3, 1997, at his home.
Services were to be held today at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, with interment in Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz. Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home of Glendale was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Bethany Presbyterian Church, 7702 N. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051.
Born Feb. 28, 1915, at Twin Falls, Idaho, Rundle was a son of Harry Henry and Mary Elvina (Small) Rundle. The family moved to Clay Center when he was a small child. Later he moved to the Winfield area.
On May 28, 1936, he married Ruth Darlene Beery in Winfield. They resided on East 12th Avenue.
Rundled owned Rundle Electric Co. in Winfield and worked as an electrical contractor until he partially retired and moved to Phoenix in 1978. He continued to work part time as an electrician in the Phoenix area for 12 years.
Rundle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. He was later a member of Christ Presbyterian and Bethany Presbyterian churches in Phoenix.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Rundle, Phoenix; two sons, Darrell Rundle, Granbury, Texas, and Gary Rundle, Phoenix; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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