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Mary Lucille Vick
Mary Lucille Vick, 81, died Oct. 9, 1997 at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center, Arkansas City.
A funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard. The Rev. Chuck Evans will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Howard First Baptist Church youth group. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.
Vick was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Elk County to John and Mary Ann Richards Wells. She attended Fairview District #4 school and Howard High School.
On Feb. 3, 1935, she married Roland M. Vick at her grandparent's home in Howard. The couple made their home on a farm where he was born. They moved to the Hanna farm in 1950. They eventually sold the farm and she assisted in the operation of Vick's Western Store in Howard.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Vick was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howard.
Survivors include sons Glen Vick of Arkansas City and Vernon Hughes of Coffeyville; brothers Cleland Wells of Howard, Wilbert Wells of Wichita and Virgil Wells of Boring, Ore.; sisters Dorothy Coleman of Marion, Helen Hastings of Wichita, Neva Jean Linden of Wichita and Shirley Blake of Dodge City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Calvin Woods
OXFORD - Calvin E. Woods, 61, of Oxford, died Oct. 11, 1997, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Belle Plaine.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Woods was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Winfield, to Thoburn E. and Mildred E. (Leland) Woods. He was raised and educated in Oxford and later received an associate's degree in construction technology at Cowley County Community College.
On Nov. 12, 1966, he married Joycelyn Chapman in Tulsa, Okla. Throughout their marriage, they resided in Oxford. Woods farmed and owned and operated Woods Construction for over 10 years. He had been a head carpenter for Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services since 1994.
A member of Maple Street Baptist Church in Oxford, he served as an ordained deacon and in various other positions in the church. He was also affiliated with FFA and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America at Cowley County Community College.
He and his wife had operated Fishhook Recreational Park south of Udall for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Joycelyn Woods, Oxford; three daughters, Denise Woods and Rebecca Wayman, both of Wichita, and Angela Moore, Winfield; his father, Thoburn E. Woods, Winfield; a sister, Patricia Anderson, Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandsons.

Norma Snook
Services for Norma Lee Snook, 70, who died Oct. 6, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Ken Davidson officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Nedra Musgrove, and pianist was Bwana Drennan.
Special vocal music selections were "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "I'll Meet You in the Morning" and "There Is Room at the Cross," performed by Bwana Drennan, Nedra Musgrove and David Musgrove.
Honorary casket bearers were Freda and Phyllis Hotchkin, Michelle Proctor, Kim, Shelly and Sheryl Snook and Pamela Stonehocker.
Casket bearers were Darrel, Randy and Steve Hotchkin, Tony Proctor and Chris, Craig, Lynn and Nathan Snook.
A memorial has been established with First Assembly of God Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Edith Conner
Services for Edith M. Conner, 77, who died Oct. 8, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Lestel Hollingsworth officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Jared and Dustin Crittenden. Casket bearers were Craig, Nolan and Merlin Grade and Butch, Mike and Greg Rausch.
A memorial has been established with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Peggy Gray
Services for Peggy Jean Gray, 60, who died Oct. 9, 1997, were held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Gerald Graber officiated. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery.
Organist was Carolyn Eastman. Arlan and Wilma Anglemyer sang "Amazing Grace." Recorded music was "Go Rest High on That Mountain," sung by Vince Gill, and "Angels Among Us," sung by Alabama.
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Gray's grandchildren, Brian, Melissa and Scott Stiffler, Jill Parsons and Kerrie Parsons Bryant. 
Casket bearers were her nephews, Chris and Greg Carr; Clint, Jack Jr., Rodney and Tim Eastman; Mike and Ronald Gray II; Robin Hickman; Jim Hoock; Bill Lemon; David Lowe; Greg McCaslin; Jim Miller and David Smith. 
Memorials have been established with Central Baptist Church and Home Health Care at William Newton Memorial Hospital.

Helen Hopper
GRENOLA - Services for Helen A. Hopper, 85, who died Oct. 9, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola. The Rev. Gerald Manley officiated. 
Special vocal music was "Amazing Grace."
A memorial has been established with the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. 
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. 

Rocky Roark
S.L. "Rocky" Roark, 71, of 1720 E. 12th, Winfield, died Oct. 13, 1997, from injuries received in an oilfield accident near Cambridge.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Gerald Graber will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials have been established with Cowley County Safe Homes and Cambridge Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Roark was born near Manitou, Okla., to S.J. and Nola M. (Adams) Roark. Raised and educated in the Manitou area, he began trucking at age 14, transporting sugar beets from fields in Texas.
In 1950 the Roark family moved to Kansas where he began his oilfield career. He was employed as a pusher for the Burnsworth Drilling Co., and in 1958 he and his father began R&R Tank Service in Winfield. Following the sale of their business in 1962, Roark worked in contract oilfield pumping. He had been self-employed buying and operating oil leases in the Cowley County area since 1963.
On March 14, 1977, he married Nancy S. Bender in Miami, Okla. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and was affiliated with the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Roark, Winfield; a son, Mickey Roark, Wichita; a daughter, Lanye Bates, Cedar Vale; a stepson, Mike Baldwin, Savoy, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Angela Bender and Pam Bender, both of Winfield; a sister, Dana Armentrout, Oklahoma City; and seven grandchildren.

Calvin Woods
Services for Calvin Earl Woods, 61, who died Oct. 11, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. J. Neal Alford officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Jim Adams. Thomas Wayman sang "Living for Jesus." The congregation sang "Because He Lives" and "When the Morning Comes."
Honorary casket bearers were Steve Espinoza, Mike Herzberg, Charles Ingram, Ernest Jefferson, Mark Martin, Art Prosser, Ruthie Prosser and Steve Schmanke.
Casket bearers were Gary Carson, Lou Confessori, Jerry Dodson, Victor Hiebert, Sam Hines and Skip Turner.
A memorial has been established with Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services.

Chet Andes
Chet Andes, 89, of Route 5, Winfield, died Oct. 13, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials have been established with the Tisdale United Methodist Church, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Andes was born Feb. 5, 1908, in the Rainbow Bend community west of Winfield to Willis and Elizabeth (Bonewell) Andes. He received his early education in Cowley County rural schools. When he was 12, the family moved to a farm in the Rose Valley community east of Winfield, where he attended Rose Valley rural school. He began farming and ranching as a youth. 
On April 23, 1930, he married Myrtle Miller. They resided on Route 5 throughout their marriage. She died Nov. 5, 1957.
On Oct. 25, 1964, he married Joan Hamon in Derby. The couple lived and worked on the family farm for nearly 33 years.
In 1936 Andes became one the the original members of the "Turtles," the original professional cowboys association which became the Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1945. A renowned calf roper, he rodeoed in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska from the 1930s to the 1960s, winning many competitions. He was also well known to rodeo fans for his spotted horse, Dodger.
A lifelong Cowley County resident, he was involved in many Tisdale community activities.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Andes, and three sons, Willis Andes, Donnie Andes and Tommy Andes, all of Winfield; a daughter, Vickie Metzinger, Dexter; a stepson, David Triplett, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Belinda Turner, Winfield; two sisters, Louise Avery, Winfield, and Virginia Lauppe, Wichita; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Hilda Ore
BURDEN - Hilda M. Ore, 92, longtime Burden resident, died Oct. 14, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. 
Ore was born Nov. 24, 1904, in Humboldt, to John and Anna (Fischer) Werling. She graduated from Winfield High School and attended Pittsburg State Teachers College, later finishing her formal education at Southwestern College.
She taught elementary school for 25 years in Herington, Winfield, Old Salem, Oak Lawn, Burden and Cambridge schools. 
On May 29, 1931, she married John Raymond "Ray" Ore in Lindsborg. They lived most of their married lives on a farm near Burden. He died Jan. 9, 1996. 
Ore was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, John Ore, Huntsville, Texas, and Charles Ore, Seward, Neb.; two sisters, Erna Wilson, Hays, and Bernice Krumm, Cheyenne, Wyo.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Margaret Armstrong
WICHITA - Margaret K. Armstrong, 91, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 15, 1997, at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Frye will officiate. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Masonic Home.
Armstrong was born in Winfield Aug. 31, 1906, to Thomas and Effie (Rice) Cairns. She graduated from Winfield High School.
On Dec. 12, 1924, she married Edward Armstrong in Howard. He died Dec. 3, 1960. 
Armstrong worked at Beech Aircraft during World War II and later worked for 10 years for Finney Air Conditioning in Winfield.
She was the last surviving charter member of the Winfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and a member of Calvary Chapel in Arkansas City.
Armstrong had lived at the Kansas Masonic Home for the past five years.
Survivors include a grandson, James Hicks, Jenkins, Mo., a granddaughter Warrena Martin, Hutchinson; three stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Leo Kemp
Leo C. Kemp, 82, of 1719 Manning in Winfield, died Oct. 15, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and his funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, both in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Michael Nolan and Earnest McClure and Deacon Tom Herlocker will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to Rosary time Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Kemp was born June 22, 1915, near Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1935.
On Sept. 24, 1937, he married Helen "Kitty" Galloway. She died Dec. 19, 1995.
During World War II Kemp served in the U.S. Army. 
Kemp later worked in the laundry at St. Mary's Hospital and managed the Winfield Elks Lodge. He worked as sexton for Grace Episcopal Church and was employed by Roberts-Herlocker & St. Peter law office for more than 50 years. 
He was a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church but attended Holy Name Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Winfield American Legion.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Haines, Temple Hill, Md., and Martha Kemp, Shawnee Mission; and two grandchildren.

Rocky Roark
Services for S.L. "Rocky" Roark were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, 1997, at Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Gerald Graber officiated.
Dr. James Schuppener sang "Because He Lives" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Louise Schuppener was the organist.
Interment was in Highland Cemetery. Casket bearers were Justin Bates, Christopher, Mark and Patrick Roark, Jim Van Winkle and Randall Watt.
Memorials have been established with Cowley County Safe Homes and Cambridge Baptist Church.

Chet Andes
Services for Chester "Chet" Andes were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 1997, at Miles Funeral Service. The Revs. Quentin Bennett, Lawn Sauer and Norman Reeves officiated.
Sharon Spencer sang "There's Something About That Name" and "Walk on the Water." "Ghost Riders in the Sky," performed by Sons of the Pioneers, was also played.
Interment was in Tisdale Cemetery.
Honorary casketbearers were David Beltz, Charles Craig, Virgil Davis, Lewis Doolittle, Dean Larsen, Alfred and Lloyd Shelton and Richard Warren.
Casket bearers were Arthur, Bob, Jack and Richard Biddle, Greg, Jim and Michael Feaster and Bill Rowe.
Memorials have been established with Tisdale United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Society.

Hilda Ore
BURDEN - Services for Hilda Margaret Werling Ore were held at 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 1997, in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Rick Hathaway officiated.
Sandy Yount was the organist. The congregation sang "Beautiful Savior," "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Interment was in Burden Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Jay Williams, Orville Bair, Don Alexander, Bill Scott and Wilbur Crowley.
Casket bearers were John Glass, Merle Krug, Lowell Smith, Marvin McMinn, Don Bailey and Jim Lundy.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church.

Margie Goatley
ARKANSAS CITY - Margie M. Rath Goatley, 80, lifelong resident of the Arkansas City area, died Oct. 18, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Springside Cemetery at Arkansas City. The Rev. Don Goatley will officiate.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the Salvation Army. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Goatley was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Arkansas City, to Sam and Roxie (Hudson) Stover.
On June 25, 1938, she married James Rath in Newkirk, Okla.
On Feb. 6, 1967, she married William Henry Goatley in Winfield. He died April 11, 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Rath, Blackwell, Okla., and Phillip Rath, Sand Springs, Okla.; a daughter, Shirley Venegas, Newkirk, Okla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Edward Larson
SHAWNEE - Edward W. Larson, 79, of Shawnee, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 17, 1997, in Edwardsville.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir. The Rev. Delbert Chance officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Weir. 
Larson was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Weir to Lars Alfred and Clara (Merciez) Larson. He graduated from Weir High School in 1936. 
On June 2, 1945, he married Emma Kukovich in Girard. The Larsons lived in Weir where he farmed and worked in the coal mines. In 1952 he became a pipefitter. They moved to Winfield in 1961 and lived here until 1996. 
While in Winfield, he was the business agent for Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 505 for several years before it merged with Local 171 in Wichita. He retired in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Larson, and a daughter, Conna Hiltner, both of Shawnee; two sisters, Eulalia Cline, Climax Springs, Mo., and Louise Winget, Auburn, Calif.; and two granddaughters.

Marion Adams
VALLEY FALLS - Marion F. Adams, 69, of Valley Falls, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 17, 1997, in Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at Mercer-Nellis Funeral Home beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Family and friends will meet Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Nursery Program.
Adams was born Dec. 19, 1927, at Hamberg, Ill., to Roy and Alberta (Spang) Bramham. She lived in Winfield and Andalusia, Ill., before moving to Valley Falls.
On Aug. 5, 1944, she married George R. Adams. He preceded her in death, as did two sons, Gary Adams and Steven Adams.
Adams had been employed as a nurse's aide at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby D. Adams, Rock Island, Ill., and Terry Adams, Valley Falls; four daughters, Norma Wirtz, Winfield, Caroline Rowley, Miland, Debra Halbert, South Haven, and Linda Waller, Guyana, South America; four brothers, George Bramham, Jerseyville, Ill., Allen Bramham, Hardin, Ill., Raymond Bramham, Danville Ark., and Ronald Bramham, Joplin, Mo.; four sisters, Alice Varble, Florene Bramham and Clorene McVey, all of East Moline, Ill., and Charlene Adams, Columbus; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Eilt Eilts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Eilt Edward Eilts, 74, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 14, 1997, at a nursing home in Jacksonville.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Hathaway will officiate. Inurnment will take place later.
A memorial has been established with the Calvin & Genes Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. 
Eilts was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Rush Center. On Jan. 16, 1950, he married Betty Stout in Great Bend. She died Sept. 4, 1983. 
He spent most of his life in Winfield while working as a spray painter at Beech Aircraft. He retired in 1987. 
Eilts moved from the Winfield area to Jacksonville in 1992. 
While in Winfield he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Georgine Barber and Mary Sickles, both of Kingman; a half-sister, Lola Michaels, Great Bend; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
A son, Wesley Eilts, preceded him in death.

Nancy Smith
MCPHERSON - Nancy Lynn Smith, 32, of McPherson, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 19, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Glidden-Ediger Chapel in McPherson. The Rev. Larry Harvey will officiate. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Multi-Community Diversified Services or a charity of the donor's choice.
Smith was born March 7, 1965, in Wichita, to Bobby L. and Nancy Lee (Burditt) Smith.
She moved from Winfield to McPherson in 1995.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Bobby L. and Flo Smith, Cherryvale; her mother and stepfather, Nancy Lee and Phillip Small, Ogden; four brothers, Bobby L. Smith II and Hobart Lee Smith, both of Blue Rapids, Paul Smith, Wichita, and Roy Smith, Ogden; and two sisters, Patsy Trost, Ogden, and Linda Inman, McPherson.

Polly Evans
SEDAN - Bernice "Polly" Evans, 90, longtime Wauneta resident, died Oct. 18, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Wauneta United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan. 
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's & Similar Diseases Association.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of arrangements.
Evans was born Nov. 19, 1906, in La Junta, Colo., to John Thomas and Effie Eliza (Cape) Yates. She attended school in Anson.
On Sept. 9, 1925, she married Earl Edmon Evans in Anson. They moved to Grenola in 1929 and later lived in the Cloverdale, Niotaze and Jonesburg communities before settling in Wauneta in 1956. Her husband died June 21, 1991.
Evans moved to Pleasant Valley Manor in 1991.
She had been a homemaker and a bus driver for the Jonesburg district. She also worked at the Wauneta Grocery Store in the 1960s.
Evans was a member of the Niotaze United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Gene Evans, Cedar Vale; a daughter, Barbara Allan, Sedan; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sandra McKay
Sandra Ann McKay, 45, of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, died Oct. 19, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Sean Ireland
Sean Robert Ireland, infant son of Scott and Jancy Ireland of Winfield, died Oct. 16, 1997, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Survivors include his parents and his grandparents, Sheila Rogers, Winfield, Pat and Andy McMinn, Valley Center, and Robert and Kathy Ireland, Newton.

Margaret Armstrong
Services for Margaret K. Armstrong, 91, who died Oct. 15, 1997, were held at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Frye officiated. 
A memorial has been established with Wichita Masonic Home. 
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leo Kemp
A Rosary service for Leo C. Kemp, 82, who died Oct. 15, 1997, was held at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel.
His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Revs. Michael Nolan and Earnest McClure and Deacon Thomas Herlocker officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. 
Carol Hayden was the organist. John Rudzinski sang "Amazing Grace," "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and "I Am the Bread of Life."
Martha Kemp read the Scripture, Sharon Banfill gave the obituary. Arvenia Hughes and the Rev. McClure gave the remembrance.
Casket bearers were Wendell Smith, Fred Johnson, Robert Banfill, Lebaron Baptista, Andrew Fawcette and Ron Berwert.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

Ona Gere
WICHITA - Ona Mae Gere, 72, of Wichita, died Oct. 20, 1997, at Wesley Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association.
Gere was born July 10, 1925, in Richmond, Mo., to Carl and Eva (West) Jones. She attended Richmond schools and at age 17 moved to San Diego where she completed her education.
On Feb. 24, 1946, she married Duane G. Gere in Yuma, Ariz. They lived and worked in the San Diego area for 16 years. She was employed in California by Convair Aircraft and later at General Dynamics from which she retired as an inspector in 1962.
In 1962 the Geres moved to Wichita where they owned and operated Welch Dry Cleaners until their retirement in 1988. She also operated her own dressmaking business, Jake's Flakes.
Survivors include her husband, Duane Gere, Wichita; two daughters, Pamela Toon, Burden, and Melinda Gere, Bossier City, La.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Gladys Booher
SPOKANE, Wash. - Gladys Lyle Booher, 93, of Spokane Valley, Wash., formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 18, 1997, in Spokane.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Coffelt's Moon Chapel, Sandpoint, Idaho. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park. 
Booher was born Sept. 19, 1904, in Pickering, Mo., to Charles and Nellie (Awalt) Foster. She attended schools in Arkansas City.
On Dec. 9, 1931, she married Owen Booher in Perry, Okla. He preceded her in death.
Booher lived in the Winfield area where she farmed until 1942. She then moved to the Dover, Idaho, area. She later moved to Spokane Valley to live in the Holman Gardens retirement apartments. 
Booher had taught Sunday school and worked in the church in Dover for nearly 18 years. She was also a member of the R.W. Club of Dover. She had attended Spokane Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert D. Booher, Sequim, Wash.; three daughters, Nellie Wood, Tumwater, Wash., Betty Johnson, Spokane, and Carolyn Bergman, Clarkston, Wash.; a sister, Coleitto Taylor, Winfield; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Patrick Doherty
WICHITA - Patrick Dennis Doherty, 48, of Udall, died Oct. 19, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Andover. The Rev. Bob Sweet will officiate. 
Friends may call at Smith Mortuary in Derby until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Cremation will be effected.
Memorials have been established with St. Jude's Hospital and Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Oncology Unit.
Doherty was born March 29, 1949, in Atchison, to Joseph David and Anna Corinne (McCourt) Doherty. He married Debra L. Carder Sept. 20, 1976.
A manufacturing engineer at Boeing, he was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Debra Doherty, Udall; three sons, Matthew Doherty, Udall, and Shawn Doherty and Brian Doherty, both of Haysville; three daughters, Leah Cope, Jackson, Miss.; Ouida Young, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and Katrina Self, Wichita; his parents, Joseph and Anna Doherty, Udall; a sister, Colleen Pritchett, Derby; and eight grandchildren.

Sherry Warren
WICHITA - Sherry Lou Warren, 64, of Wichita, formerly of Augusta, died Oct. 20, 1997, in Wichita. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Dunsford Chapel in Augusta. The Rev. Ray Emery will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Warren was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Winfield, to Letha Watson. On July 10, 1950, she married James Warren in St. Louis. He died in 1994.
Warren was a retired crew chief and inspector at Raytheon.
Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Rhoads and Anna Greiner, both of Wichita, and Peggy Akers, Rose Hill; a brother, Ronald Watson, Winfield; a sister, Linda Helsel, Augusta; and seven grandchildren.

Sean Ireland
Sean Robert Ireland, infant son of Scott and Jancy (Murphy) Ireland, died Oct. 16, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be private.
A memorial has been established with the nursery at First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include Sean's parents, Scott and Jancy Ireland, and a sister, Blythe, all of Winfield; his grandparents, Sheila Rogers, Winfield, Pat and Andy McMinn, Valley Center, and Bob and Kathy Ireland, Newton; and his great-grandmothers, Hazel Ireland, Holton, and Marie Meyer, Fairview.

Otis Cable
CEDAR VALE - Otis S. Cable, 91, of Cedar Vale, died Oct. 20, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and Grouse Valley Manor.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of arrangements.
Cable was born Dec. 28, 1905, five miles south of Cedar Vale, a son of Bennett J. and Nannie (Moore) Cable. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1925. 
On July 28, 1933, he married Della F. Clark in Cedar Vale. They farmed all their married lives. She died March 30, 1981.
Cable was a member of the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and the Agriculture Soil and Conservation Service board and a former director of the Rural Electric Association board.
Survivors include a son, Robert Cable, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Myrna Merz, Arkansas City; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sandra McKay
Sandra Ann McKay, 45, of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, died Oct. 19, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Houston will officiate. 
Servivors include a brother, Tom McKay, Wichita; her legal guardian, Marilyn Johnson, Winfield; and the many caregivers at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center.

Eugene Myers
HOWARD - Eugene Taylor Myers, 74, longtime resident of Howard, died Oct. 19, 1997, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Dale Cornett will officiate. Cremation will take place after the service, and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Altoona Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Howard Senior Center. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Myers was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Savannah, Mo., to Selby Theodore and Ethel Grace (Adkins) Myers. He was raised and educated in the Savannah community.
On May 24, 1946, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 865th Automatic Weapons Battalion. After his discharge in 1947, he lived in Artesia, Calif., befor moving to Kansas.
On July 19, 1957, he married Ellen Mae Brewer in Wichita. They lived in Wichita, El Dorado and Winfield before moving to Howard in June 1976. 
Myers was employed as a conservation technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until his retirement in the mid-1980s.
Myers was a past president of the Howard Lions Club and had served as secretary of the Elks Lodge in Winfield. He was past commander of American Legion Carter-Rader Post 149 in Howard and was currently commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Sedan. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Myers, Howard; two daughters, Melissa Anderson, Winfield, and Earlene Smith, Montclair, Va.; four brothers, James Myers, Kansas City, Mo., Robert Myers, Savannah, Mo., and Corliss Myers and Huston Myers, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; six sisters, Fern Peterson, Vancouver, Wash., Dorris Ueligger and Joyce Delk, both of Savannah, Mo., Loleta Beattie, Wichita, Betty Blunk, San Gabriel, Calif., and Iola Cannedy, Mountain Home, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

Craig Allison
WICHITA - Craig Steven Allison, 27, of Wichita, died Oct. 19, 1997, near Dexter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maple City Community Church. Burial will be in Maple City Cemetery.
Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City is in charge of arrangements.
Allison was born Sept. 28, 1970, in Wichita, to Chester S. and Sharon J. (Howard) Allison. He was raised and educated in Wichita where he attended Wichita West High School.
He served in the Army Reserves for one year.
On May 18, 1993, he married Chandra McGann in Wichita where they made their home. 
Allison worked for Boeing as a sheet metal assembler. He was a member of Local 834, District 70 AFL-CIO, and the WDA Dart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Chandra Allison, Wichita; three daughters, Ashley, Kayla and Autumn Allison; his father, Chester Allison, Kenosha, Wis.; his mother, Sharon Allison, and a sister, Kimberly Allison, both of Wichita; his grandparents, Nona Howard, Arkansas City, and Chester and Martha Allison, Wichita; and his great-grandmother, Grace Walker, Fredonia.

Bernice Evans
WAUNETA - Services for Bernice "Polly" Evans were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 21, 1997, in the Wauneta United Methodist Church. Daniel Miller officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.
Joe Leonard was organist, and Lyman Wheeler sang "Beautiful Isle" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Teddie Helphingstine, Jim Looman, Jim McMahan, Cecil Green, Les Blenden and Johnny White.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's and Similar Diseases Association.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements.

Eilt Eilts
Services for Eilt Edward Eilts, 74, who died Oct. 14, 1997, in Jacksonville, Fla., were held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Hathaway officiated. Inurnment was in Highland Cemetery.
Interpreters were Julie Theel and Jodine Trout. 
Music selections were "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art."
A memorial has been established with Calvin and Gene's Scholarship Fund.

Sandra McKay
Graveside services for Sandra Ann McKay, 45, who died Oct. 19, 1997, in Wichita, were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Houston officiated. 
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Albright
STILLWATER, Okla. - Mary Lucas Bryant, 95, of Stillwater, formerly of Winfield and Wichita, died Oct. 21, 1997, at Stillwater Medical Center.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Wichita. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. in Highland Cemetery at Winfield. Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Penrose Albright Scholarship Fund at Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton, Wichita, KS 67208.
Albright was born March 23, 1902, in Arkansas City, to William and Katherine (Johnson) Lucas. They lived on an Oklahoma farm two miles south of the Kansas border. She attended a rural one-room school through eighth grade and Arkansas City High School.
After graduation she went to work for the Albright Title and Trust Co. in Newkirk, Okla. There she met Penrose S. "Parney" Albright whom she married on April 27, 1924. They moved from Newkirk to Winfield, where he taught at Southwestern College. For a few years the family lived in Winfield and Madison, Wis., while he earned his doctorate.
In 1943 they moved to Wichita where he became head of the physics department at Wichita State University. She was active with University Dames and the Plymouth Congregational Church women's group. She was also an active member of an investment club.
Because of failing eyesight, she moved to Stillwater in 1993 to live with her son.
Survivors include three sons, Penrose Lucas Albright, McLean, Va., James Curtice Albright, Stillwater, and John Grover Albright, Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Otis Cable
CEDAR VALE - Services for Otis S. Cable were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 22, 1997, at Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Vern Wilkinson officiated. Burial was in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Shirley Brown was the organist. 
Honorary casket bearers were Bill House, Carl Steward, Floyd Thompson, Clarence Merz, Dale Seaman and Gene Noah.
Casket bearers were Cable's grandsons, David Cable, Mike Merz, Mike Biddle, Ryan Biddle and Evan Zorn. 
Memorials have been established with the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church and Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements.

Gardner Chase
UDALL - Gardner E. Chase, 81, of Udall, died Oct. 22, 1997, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Union-Graham Cemetery in Winfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and until the service Saturday.
Chase was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Winfield, to Ernest E. and Helen (Parsons) Chase. Raised and educated in Winfield, he graduated from Winfield High School in 1934.
Chase worked in a local furniture store and later began his career in the oil field industry. He was employed in bowling lanes in Arkansas City, Winfield, Derby and Wichita for many years.
During the 1970s, he worked in the oil industry in Indonesia and resided in Singapore for a number of years. He married Theresa Fernandez on Nov. 16, 1978, in Singapore. They moved to the United States in 1979, and he retired as an oilfield tool pusher in 1984.
Chase attended the Baptist Church and was affiliated with a bass fishing club. 
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Chase, Udall; three sons, Arthur Chase, Macon, Ga., Roger Chase, Arkansas City, and Steve Chase, Wichita; a daughter, Lana Chase, Winfield; a sister, Vivian, Burns, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ona Gere
Services for Ona Mae Gere, 72, who died Oct. 20, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Mike Nolan officiated. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery. 
Special music selections were "Ave Maria" and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Casket bearers were Quinton Anderson, Larry Golightly and Joseph , Thomas, Thomas James and Tim Toon.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Research Association.

Wanda Hoyt
Wanda Frances Hoyt, 74, of 1921 Central in Winfield, died Oct. 24, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Thornton officiating.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Hoyt was born March 21, 1923, in Monticello, Utah, to Guy and Ione (Hall) McAlister.
On Jan. 12, 1939, she married Fay Hoyt in Las Animas, Colo. 
Hoyt was a machine operator for Binney & Smith before retiring in 1982.
Survivors include her husband, Fay Hoyt, Winfield; a son Marvin Hoyt, address not given; three brothers, Ronald McAlister, Salt Lake City, Raymond McAlister, Phoenix, and David McAlister, Spearman, Texas; a sister, Phyllis Weiland, Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


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