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Richard Rodman
OXFORD - Richard Edwin Rodman, 81, longtime resident of Oxford, died Sept. 20, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church in Oxford. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Rodman was born April 5, 1916, in Walnut Grove, Mo., to Arlie Dean and Pearl May (Box) Rodman. He was raised and educated in Tonovay. 
On Dec. 4, 1937, he married Leona Hale in Cottonwood Falls. They farmed in the Tonovay and Hamilton communities.
On Feb. 11, 1961, he married Jean Way Beeman in Ellsworth, Maine. They moved to Oxford in May 1961.
Rodman had been a carpenter and contractor. 
He was a longtime member of the Oxford First Baptist Church where he had served many years on the board of trustees. He was a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and Lions Club. He had served on the Oxford City Council and was the mayor for seven years. He was president of the board of Riverview Manor in Oxford.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Rodman, Oxford; two sons, Wayne E. Rodman, Grove, Okla., and Donald F. Rodman, Dumas, Texas; a daughter, Janet L. Carrington, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Joseph V. Beeman, Orlando, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Judy C. Franklin, Honolulu, Hawaii., and Sally E. Martell, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, James Arlie Rodman, Toronto, and Glen A. Rodman, Wichita; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Gerald Bennington
EL DORADO - Gerald Glenn Bennington, 83, of El Dorado, died Sept. 20, 1997, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. Graveside services and burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Udall Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through Carlson Funeral Home.
Bennington was born April 18, 1914, in Rago, to Glenn W. and Gladys (Robertson) Bennington. He had made his home in El Dorado since 1933.
On Oct. 6, 1935, he married Wanda Walker in Kechi. She died June 8, 1992.
Bennington retired as a Mutual of New York insurance agent in 1979. 
A member of the First United Methodist Church, he was a chartered life underwriter, a member of Patmos Lodge 97 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Sunchasers Camping Club and the Knife and Fork Club. 
Survivors include a son, Gerald E. "Gene" Bennington, and a sister, Georgiana Fullinwider, both of El Dorado; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Margaret Chambers
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Margaret "Peggy" Radcliff Chambers, 92, of Ponca City, formerly of Dexter, died Sept. 21, 1997, at Highland Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Charles Heyer will officiate. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery. 
The family can be contacted at 1612 Ann.
Chambers was born Jan. 27, 1905, in Craig County, Okla., to John Henry and Anna (Mahoney) Miller. She was educated in Dexter area schools.
On Oct. 28, 1922, she married John W. Radcliff in Newkirk, Okla. They made their home in Ponca City. He died in June 1958.
On April 28, 1973, she married Nolan Chambers in Parkville, Mo. They made their home in Dexter. He died in February 1994.
Chambers was employed as a sales clerk for various area clothing and department stores. She was a market buyer at one time for Martins in Bartlesville, Okla. She was also employed at Southwestern College in Winfield for seven years. 
Chambers was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of Eastern Star and the Iris Society. 
Survivors include three sons, Forrest Radcliff, Ponca City, Jay Radcliff, Little Rock, Ark., and Joe Radcliff, Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Jean Friend, Belleville, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Nolene West, Hutchinson; a brother, Olin Miller, Pineville, Ore.; three sisters, Irene Coats, Shawnee, Okla., Helen Myers, Oklahoma City, and Pauline Nicholson, Tulsa; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Remick
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Mary Elizabeth Remick, 66, of Bartlesville, formerly of Winfield, died Sept. 20, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Bartlesville. The Rev. Judy Bradford will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in Highland Cemetery at Winfield. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 
A memorial has been established with the Cancer Society, c/o Lee Warzel, P.O. Box 1094, Bartlesville, OK 74005.
Remick was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Winfield, to Charles Virgil and Ethel M. (Guthrie) Blood. She was raised and educated in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1949. 
She graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor's degree in education, art and psychology in 1953. She also did post-graduate work at Wesleyan College in Bartlesville. 
Remick earlier taught in Topeka and for the last four years taught art in the public schools in Dewey, Okla. 
She was a member of the Bartlesville Art Association for several years.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Lowe, Edmond, Okla., and Staci Gonzales, Garden Grove, Calif.; three sisters, Virginia Barb, Wichita, Alice Kelley, Everett, Wash., and Marie Kendrick, LaVergne, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. 

Howard Faust
Services for Howard E. Faust, 67, who died Sept. 15, 1997, were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Earnest McClure and Ken Davidson officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
June Vasey was the organist, and Pat Crawford was the vocalist.
Casket bearers were James Crawford, Ben Holman, Leon Howell, Bill McKinley and Bob Kearns.
A memorial has been established with St. Francis Dialysis Center.

John Henderson 
SHARON - John Mark Henderson, 42, of Sharon, formerly of Sedan, died Sept. 21, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Medicine Lodge. The Rev. Tom Walters will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Medicine Lodge.
Friends may call at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home in Medicine Lodge until 8 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the Sharon Community Church and the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Henderson was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Sedan, to John M. and Joyce (Thompson) Henderson. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1973 and from Hutchinson Junior College in 1978. He also attended Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.
On Dec. 28, 1979, he married Alice Carole Van Zandt in Dallas.
Henderson was pastor of Sharon Community Church and a paraprofessional at Medicine Lodge High School. He had lived in Hutchinson and was administrator of Twin Oaks Boys Home until moving to Sharon three years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Henderson, and two sons, Scott A. Henderson and Timothy Joel Henderson, all of Sharon; his parents, John and Joyce Henderson, and a brother, David Henderson, all of Hutchinson; two sisters, Pamela Saffle, Wichita, and Lisa Vieyra, Hutchinson; and his grandfather, Loel E. Thompson, Dexter.

Margaret Martin
Services for Margaret Martin, 77, who died Sept. 19, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Grandview United Methodist Church. The Rev. Connie Wooldridge officiated. Burial was in Cedar Vale Cemetery. 
Rose Marie Watt was the organist. David Watters sang "In the Garden," "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Casket bearers were Charles Boydston, Ron Broadhurst, Don Donley, Floyd Patteson, Robert Rhodd, Ray Walker and Ralph Weninger.
Memorials have been established with Grandview United Methodist Church and the Winfield Community Food Pantry.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Ring
BURDEN - Services for Hazel M. Ring, 87, who died Sept. 19, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Burden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Barbara Shively was the organist. The Rev. Ratzlaff sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be."
Casket bearers were Wayne Grant, Dwaine Lauppe, Jim Lundy, Brad Root, Ray Smith and Jim Stevens.
A memorial has been established with the Burden United Methodist Church. 
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Aldridge
ONALASKA, Texas - Lawrence Everett Aldridge, 65, of Onalaska, died Sept. 9, 1997, in Kingwood Medical Center, Kingwood, Texas.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas. Chaplain Lloyd Brymer officiated.
Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Aldridge was born May 3, 1932, in Ardmore, Okla., to Estas Giles and Viola Aldridge.
He was an explosives technician in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Cleo Adkins, Elgin; and a niece, Darlene Adkins, and a nephew, Donnie Adkins, both of Sedan. 

Bill Barnthouse
TULSA, Okla. - William T. "Bill" Barnthouse, 73, retired tax accountant, of Tulsa, formerly of Winfield, died Sept. 21, 1997, at Ellensburg, Wash., while vacationing with his family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and before services Friday.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Barnthouse was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Winfield, to Ralph C. and Edna G. (Mumaugh) Barnthouse. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1942. On Aug. 30, 1943, he married Louise Riggs in Newkirk, Okla.
A veteran of World War II, Barnthouse served in the U.S. Army in the European and Japanese theatres.
Following discharge from the service, he returned to Winfield where he graduated from St. John's College and was employed by Consolidated Gas Co. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1949 with a degree in accounting and later earned a master's degree from Oklahoma State University.
From 1951 to 1953 he served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Japan.
In 1953 Barnthouse began employment with Continental Oil Co. in Ponca City, Okla. He served as a tax accountant for Conoco in Ponca City, New York City and Memphis, Tenn., for 20 years.
In 1973 the Barnthouses moved to Tulsa where he was employed as a tax accountant for the Williams Companies for 16 years. He retired in 1989.
A longtime member of the First Christian Church in Winfield, he was also affiliated with the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Barnthouse, Tulsa; a son Mark Barnthouse, Jackson, Miss.; three brothers, Jim Barnthouse and Harry Barnthouse, both of Winfield, and Richard Barnthouse, Arkansas City; a sister, Martha Wright, Winfield; and two grandchildren.

William Barnthouse
Services for William Thomas Barnthouse were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 26, 1997, in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Ron Keith officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special vocal music included "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Raymond Archambeau, Dr. Michael Barnthouse, Dr. Chris Barnthouse, Dr. Joseph Barnthouse, Rick Barnthouse, Tom Barnthouse, Tim Barnthouse, Jim Barnthouse, Dick Briscoe, Rob Briscoe and Tom Riggs.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Eva Kelly
GRAINOLA, Okla. - Eva Katherine Kelly, 86, homemaker, of Grainola, died Sept. 21, 1997, in Windsor Place Nursing Home in Grainola.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in Cedar Vale Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Jones officiated. Graves Funeral Home of Coffeyville was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Grainola United Methodist Church, Grainola, OK 74652.
Kelly was born July 31, 1911, in Fairgrove, Mo., to William Wesley and Loma May (Bingaman) Jackson. She was raised and educated in Grainola.
On June 30, 1930, she married Elmer Lee Kelly in Perry, Okla. They lived in the Grainola area throughout their marriage.
Kelly was a member of the Grainola United Methodist Church and was active in establishing and maintaining the Grainola Senior Citizens Center. She was also a member of the Grainola Homemakers Unit.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Kelly, Grainola; four sons, Charles Kelly and Paul Kelly, both of Grainola, Eugene Kelly, Severy, and Carl Kelly, Hewins; two brothers, Howard Jackson, Grainola, and Delmar Jackson, Ardmore, Okla.; two sisters, Annie Stevens, Springfield, Mo., and Mary Yelton, Borger, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Albert Cantrell
AMARILLO, Texas - Albert Victor Cantrell, 69, of Amarillo, formerly of Winfield, died Aug. 24, 1997.
Services were held in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Long Lang, Mo.
Cantrell was born in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School. He also attended St. John's College and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
In 1949 he married Maurine Judson in Winfield.
A supervisor for Boeing Aircraft, Cantrell retired after 35 years with the company, traveling for 12 years on field trips throughout the United States.
Cantrell was a former junior vice commander of Post 3544 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Winfield, a former Elks member in Washington state and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Renton, Wash.
Survivors include his wife, Maurine Cantrell; a sister, Sherrie Tucker, Wellington, and a sister-in-law, Doris Stevenson, Winfield. 

Mary N. Hall
CUSHING, Okla. - Mary N. Hall, 93, formerly of 602 E. 10th in Winfield, died Sept. 24, 1997, at the Cushing hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials have been established with Hospice of Ponca City, Okla.; First Presbyterian Church in Winfield and the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made at the church or funeral home.
Hall was born Dec. 1, 1903. in Winfield, to William Palmer and Emma Wilmouth (Price) Wright. She was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1920. She later attended Chicago Normal School of Physical Education.
On May 19, 1927, she married Virgil Wesley Hall in Winfield. They built their home on East 10th in 1937, and she resided there for nearly 60 years.
Hall was employed at Cowley County National Bank, which later became First National Bank. During the 1960s the Halls resided in Wichita where she was employed by Union National Bank. 
Her husband died April 6, 1986. Hall continued to reside in Winfield until moving to The Renaissance in Ponca City in 1996.
A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield, she was also affiliated with the American Legion Auxiliary, the Tuesday at Two Bridge Club and the Coffee Club. A member of the Order of Eastern Star, she also served with the William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, James Virgil Hall, Troy, Ohio; a daughter, Patti Hall Ahrberg, Cushing, Okla.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Carol Bowlby
BELLE PLAINE - Carol Diane Bowlby, 53, of Belle Plaine, died Sept. 25, 1997, at Belle Plaine.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Belle Plaine United Methodist Church. Neil Michaels and Richard Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in the Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home of Belle Plaine.
Memorials have been established with SCCS Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
Bowlby was born Jan. 22, 1944, at Stafford to George Edward and Blanche Marie (Eidson) Heyen.
She was a sheetmetal worker at Boeing. She was also a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, John Bowlby of the home; sons David Hagerman of Peck and Troy Hagerman and Michael "Mike" Hagerman, both of Wichita; stepdaughters Karen Hughes and Geri Gehland, also of Wichita; a sister, Nancy Scialabba of Concord, Maine; and a brother, George Heyen of Wichita; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mildred Evelyn Penning
Mildred Evelyn Penning, 94, of Winfield, died Sept. 25, 1997, in Winfield.
Services will be held in Vashon, Wash.
Penning was born April 9, 1903, in Chehalis, Wash., to Delbert Albert and Mary Wilamena (Reynolds) Clark. She married John Russell Penning, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include sons John R. Penning of Federal Way, Wash., and Robert E. Penning of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Barbara J. Tucker of Udall; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Ralph Crowell
LONGTON - Ralph "Shorty" Crowell, 83, of Longton, died Sept. 26, 1997, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard. The Rev. Mike Dershem of the Yale, Okla., First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Longton Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Oma Crowell Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Longton. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Crowell was born Dec. 9, 1913, to Bruce Henry and Oma (Flesher) Crowell on their farm in the Paw Paw community north of Howard. The family lived in Humboldt, S.D., before moving to Macon Miss., when Crowell was five years old.
The family returned to Humboldt where he attended school until returning to Kansas at the age of 14. He worked in farming and ranching in the Elk County area as a young man.
On Nov. 13, 1936, he married Elizabeth Cathrine Oliver in Independence. They lived in the Howard and Longton community throughout their married lives. She died Sept. 25, 1995.
He was employed for 28 years as a heavy equipment operator at Martin-Marietta Industries in Moline. Shortly after he retired in 1978, he began working at a Longton alfalfa mill where he was employed for 11 years. In recent years he helped his daughter, Vera Jontra, and son-in-law on their ranch.
Survivors include a son, Larry Crowell of Longton; daughters Vera Jontra of Howard and Jean Dershem of Nash, Okla., a brother, Glenn Crowell of Independence; sisters Madge Rankin of Longton and Ruth Ballenger of Humboldt; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Pauline M. Mosie
DEXTER - Pauline M. Mosier, 80, of Dexter, died Sept. 27, 1997, in the Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hicks Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple City Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale has charge of arrangements.
Mosier was born May 18, 1917, in Pocasset, Okla., a daughter of Willis and Mabel (Moore) Logsdon. She was raised in Elk, Chautauqua and Cowley counties where she attended school and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1935. 
She received her teaching certificate from Southwestern College in 1937 and taught eight years in rural schools in Cowley County, the last year in the Otto school. 
On July 26, 1944, she married Dwight S. Mosier in Winfield. 
She was a member of Hicks Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight Mosier, Dexter; a son, Roger D. Mosier, Arkansas City; two brothers, J.D. Logsdon, Douglass, and Doyle Logsdon, San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Aline Benjamin, Halstead; and two grandchildren. 

Cheryl Cooper
UDALL - Cheryl Ann Cooper, 40, of Route 2, Udall, died Sept. 26, 1997, at Charter Hospital in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Udall Congregational Church. Burial will be in Udall Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Countryview Baptist Church. Contributions may be made through the church or the funeral home.
Cooper was born Aug. 25, 1957, at Fort Riley, to Maurice LaVern and Violet Pearl (Seaton) Hiles. She was raised and educated in various locations and attended John Dewey Jr. High School and Hamilton High School, both in Denver, Colo.
In 1972 she married Kenneth Melton. They lived for a number of years in Colorado and Kentucky. After their divorce, she returned to Colorado where she resided until moving to Kansas in 1975. She lived in Wichita for several years and moved to Udall in 1984.
For 16 years she worked in Wichita with the Coleman Co. where she worked in heat and air conditioning assembly.
On June 19, 1987, she married Carl A. "Sonny" Cooper in Breckenridge, Colo. They lived in Udall throughout their marriage. She retired in 1996 due to failing health.
A member of Countryview Baptist Church in Udall, She was also affiliated with the Ladies of Harley.
Survivors include her husband, Carl "Sonny" Cooper, Udall; a son, Billy Joe Melton, San Marcos, Texas; a daughter, Belinda West, Wichita; two stepsons, Aaron Cooper and Allen Cooper, both of Udall; her parents, Vincent and Violet Whitmore, Chanute, and Maurice Hiles, Belton; twin brothers, James Hiles and John Hiles, both of Wichita; a half-brother, Ronald I. Hatch, Wichita; and two grandsons.

Merle Moore
SEVERY - Merle A. Moore, 80, longtime resident of Severy, died Sept. 28, 1997, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Severy Baptist Church. The Rev. Tom Pameticky will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorials have been established with the Severy Baptist Church and Gideon's International. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Moore was born Sept. 19, 1917, near Colony, to Renwick E. and Lena Gertrude (Banks) Moore. When he was a child, the family moved to Climax where he was raised and educated. As a young man he worked for Safeway Stores Inc. in Eureka and Anthony.
On May 17, 1942, he married Wilda May Boles in Iola. 
He was a farmer and resident of Severy for many years, as well as a member of the Severy Baptist Church and Gideon's International.
Survivors include his wife, Wilda Moore, Severy; three sons, Calvin Moore, Colorado Springs, Colo., Vernon Moore, San Antonio, Texas, and Tim Moore, Severy; a sister, Eunice Fugate, Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Velma Silvers
COFFEYVILLE - Velma Rose Silvers, 86, of Coffeyville, formerly of Winfield, died Sept. 27, 1997, in Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, 1997, in the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel and burial was in Restlawn Memorial Cemetery, both in Coffeyville. 
Memorials have been established with the First Southern Baptist Church.
Silvers was born May 21, 1911, in Mineral, to John Henry and Maude Mae (McCart) McGehee. She attended a rural elementary school near Mineral and school in Cloverdale before graduating from high school in Peru.
In June 1930 she married Ernest "Pete" Silvers in Independence. In 1937 they made their home in Coffeyville. They later moved to Winfield. She worked at Newberry's Variety Store in Coffeyville and Winfield for 10 years. He died in 1972, and she returned to Coffeyville.
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Coffeyville.
Survivors include a brother, James McGehee, Coffeyville, and a sister, Hazel Scott, Lindsey.

Luther Bonham
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Luther Eugene "Gene" Bonham, 68, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Winfield, died Sept. 26, 1997, in San Antonio, Texas.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, 1997, at Memory Gardens Funeral Home In Corpus Christi. The Rev. Michael Hale officiated. Burial was in Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
Bonham served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
A resident of Winfield from 1952 to 1980, he retired from Koch Industries. He also coached baseball for 12 years and soccer for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary R. Bonham, Corpus Christi; three sons, Gene Bonham Jr., Olathe, Lari Bonham, El Reno, Okla., and Mark Bonham, Abilene, Texas; a daughter, Carla Campbell, San Antonio; two sisters, Audrey Wilson, Garber, Okla., and Marion Jackson, Utica, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Mary Hall
Graveside services for Mary Naomi Wright Hall, 93, who died Sept. 24, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 1997, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Souther officiated. 
Special vocal music was "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Jim Hall, John Hall, Bill Ahrberg, Rick Ahrberg, Paul Martin, Michael Martin, Will Ahrberg and Randy Harding.
Memorials have been established with Judith Karmen Hospice, in Stillwater, Okla,, Hospice of Ponca City, Okla., First Presbyterian Church of Winfield, and the American Heart Association. 
Miles Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

Lee Gill
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Lee E. Gill, 66, of Port St. Lucie, formerly of Winfield and Howard, died Aug. 5, 1997, at his home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Howard cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service of Winfield.
Gill was born May 25, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., to Ernest A. and Marie Leda (Claiborn) Gill. The family moved to Howard where he was raised and graduated from Howard High School in 1949.
He served in the Korean War with the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific from 1950 to 1954.
Following discharge, Gill returned to the Howard area where he lived most of his adult life. He was employed by Boeing, Cessna and Beech aircraft companies in Wichita and worked as a truck driver.
Following retirement due to failing health, he moved to Winfield in 1996. He had resided with his son and family in Port St. Lucie for the past several months.
A life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he was also affiliated with the American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Allen Slover, Wichita, and Gene Slover, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; his companion, Audrey Nettrouer, Oxford; and two grandsons.

Wilbur Braden
ARKANSAS CITY - Wilbur A. Braden, 85, of 501 N. B in Arkansas City, formerly of Winfield and South Haven, died Sept. 29, 1997, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery at Winfield. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Braden was born April 14, 1912, at Norfolk, Neb., to William J. and Myrtle (Karo) Braden. Raised and educated in Nebraska and Iowa, he was a 1931 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a petty officer with the U.S. Navy Special Services from 1942 to 1944. Following discharge, he attended California colleges and received a degree in education.
On July 18, 1948, he married Ida Jane Hinshaw in Sacramento, Calif., and they lived in California for many years. He taught mathematics in Stockton, Calif., schools for nearly 25 years.
Following retirement, the Bradens moved to Winfield in the 1970s and to South Haven in 1986. She died Nov. 20, 1988. He had resided in Arkansas City for the past several years.
A member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Arkansas City, Braden had also been affiliated with California and national education associations.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

LeeEtta Williard
CAMBRIDGE - LeeEtta Williard, 77, homemaker, of Cambridge, died Sept. 30, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The Rev. Dennis King will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery southeast of Atlanta.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until noon on Saturday.
A memorial has been established with Home Health Care of William Newton Memorial Hospital. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. 
Williard was born June 4, 1920, at Atlanta, to Harvey and Bernice (Williams) Moss. She was raised and educated in rural Atlanta and graduated from Atlanta High School in 1939.
On Feb. 28, 1941, she married Roland Williard in Winfield. They resided on a farm near Atlanta before moving to their present home where they lived and worked for the past 35 years.
A homemaker, she was formerly affiliated with the Mount Vernon Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roland Williard, Cambridge; two sons, Wayne Williard, Atlanta, and Tom Williard, Burden; a sister, Norma Havens, Bay City, Texas; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jerry Gillman
DOUGLASS - Jerry Lynn Gillman, 45, of Douglass, died May 16, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services were held at 2 p.m. May 20 in the Harrisonville Cemetery at Bolton. The Rev. Grady Miller officiated. Dunsford Funeral Home of Augusta was in charge of arrangements.
Gillman was born June 17, 1951, in Independence, a son of Wayne N. and Laura (Hopkins) Gillman.
Survivors include his mother, Laura Gillman, and a brother, Danny Joe Gillman, both of Douglass; and four sisters, Kathy Mishler, Douglass, Marilyn Booth, Joplin, Mo., Pamela Stice, Cherryville, and Rebecca Hedges, Grandview, Mo.

Walter Evans
BLACKWELL, Okla. - Walter Franklin Evans, 88, retired minister, of Blackwell, formerly of Atlanta, died Sept. 30, 1997, in Hillcrest Manor Extended Care Facility in Blackwell.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Roberts & Son Chapel, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell. The Rev. Winston Long will officiate. Burial will be in the Braman, Okla., cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the First Church of God Building Fund.
Evans was born March 17, 1909, in Atlanta, to Henry Wilson and Harvilla (White) Evans. When he was a child, the family moved to Oklahoma and settled on a farm north of Braman. He attended schools in Hunnewell. 
On Feb. 22, 1936, he married Anna Pauline DeBoard in Tonkawa, Okla., and they settled in the Dilworth community where he farmed. He also worked for Boeing Aircraft as a mechanic for 15 years.
Evans became a minister for the Church of God in 1957 and pastored churches in Oklahoma and Kansas. In 1960 the Evanses moved to Blackwell which he used as the home base for his ministry. He retired in April 1, 1974.
Anna Evans died July 12, 1974.
On June 1, 1975, he married Maxine Leer in Blackwell, where they resided. 
He continued to preach part time wherever needed. He was a member of the First Church of God of Blackwell and served there in many capacities.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Evans, Blackwell; a son, Donald E. Evans, Comanche, Okla.; a daughter, Della Radar, Sapulpa, Okla.; a stepson, Robert "Sonny" Dunlap, Tulsa, Okla., a stepdaughter, Janette White, Blackwell; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mary Walker
ARKANSAS CITY - Mary Louise Walker, 84, lifelong resident of Arkansas City, died Sept. 30, 1997, at Sterling House.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Revs. Guy E. Rendoff and Mark Boxman will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
The family will gather at the Hogan (C and Poplar streets) for dinner after the service.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Walker was born Aug. 2, 1913, in Arkansas City to Roy and Tresa (Meek) Branine. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City.
On Jan. 11, 1930, she married Milton Wayne Walker in Arkansas City. He died Oct. 14, 1982.
Walker was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four sons, David Wayne Walker and Jon M. Walker, both of Arkansas City, William Walker, Tulsa, Okla., and Tom D. Walker, Claremore, Okla.; two daughters, Sharon Condit, Arkansas City, and A.J. Holloway, Maple City; a brother, Ned Branine, Arkansas City; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Larry Meier
TOPEKA - Larry J. Meier Sr., 73, of Topeka, formerly of Winfield, died Sept. 30, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday and a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) Society and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 W. Sixth, Topeka, KS 66603.
Meier was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Beattie to Louie and Josie (Rooney) Meier. 
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater. 
On Nov. 12, 1945, he married Phyllis Vernon in Beattie.
Meier was director of internal enrollment at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas at his retirement in 1986 after 33 years of service.
He lived in Winfield from 1953 to 1961.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Meier, Topeka; six sons, Larry Meier Jr., Superior, Wis., Ron Meier, Big Springs, Mike Meier, Wichita, Tim Meier, Grantville, Kevin Meier, Topeka, and John Meier, Lyn Center, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Schumacher and Lu Weinbeck, both of Topeka; a brother, Jim Meier, Bullhead, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Pauline Mosier
HICKS CHAPEL - Services for Pauline M. Mosier were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 1, 1997, in Hicks Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Kathy Gann and Norman Reeves officiated. Burial was in Maple City Cemetery. 
Kathy Gann was pianist, and Lyn Killingsworth and Jessie Bradley sang "One Day at at Time" and "How Great Thou Art."
Honorary casket bearers were Roger Mosier Jr. and Tonya Mosier. 
Casket bearers were Richard, Donald and Scott Logsdon, Ronnie and Randy Benjamin and Larry Greenhaw.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Cooper
UDALL - Services for Cheryl Ann Cooper, 40, who died Sept. 26, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Udall Congregational Church. The Rev. Marvin E. Adams officiated. Burial was in Udall Cemetery. 
Special vocal music selections were "Go Rest High on That Mountain," performed by Vince Gill; "Amazing Grace" and "Who Will Sing?" performed by the the Randy Lovell Band, and "If Tomorrow Never Comes," performed by Denny Willis.
Honorary casket bearers were Carl Harris, Paul Ibarra and Ron Nelson.
Casket bearers were Doug Aeschliman, Aaron and Allen Cooper, Don Davidson, Kerry Gillespie and Don Morton.
A memorial has been established with Countryview Baptist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


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