Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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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.

Gardner Chase
Services for Gardner Ellsworth Chase, 81, who died Oct. 22, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Ron Keith officiated. Burial was in Union-Graham Cemetery.
Special vocal selections were "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Arthur Chase Sr., Arthur Chase II, Kris Chase, Nick Chase, Roger Chase, Steve Chase, Jason Cummings and Willie Wade.

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.

Anna Pierson
MULVANE - Anna Marie Pierson, 77, of Mulvane, died Oct. 25, 1997, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Mulvane. Pastor Victoria Brundage will officiate. Burial will be in Mulvane Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Senter-Smith Mortuary until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with Our Savior Lutheran Church. 
Pierson was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Liberal, Mo., to Homer Grant and Dollie Elizabeth (Moore) Fast.
She married John Victor Pierson on Sept. 27, 1945, in Alberta City, Mo. He preceded her in death.
Pierson had been employed as a housemother at St. Joseph School of Nursing.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Pierson and Mark Pierson, both of Mulvane; a daughter, Rita Northern, Wichita; a brother, Charles Fast, Alta, Iowa; two sisters, Lee June, Winfield, and Gay Spurlock, Okoboji, Iowa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Larry Megli
VENTURA, Calif. - Larry Arthur Megli, 53, of Ventura, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 16, 1997.
Services were held Oct. 22 in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura. The Rev. Bruce Miles officiated. 
Megli was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Winfield, a son of William and Dorothy (Graham) Megli. His father died during the invasion of Italy during World War II. His mother later married Charles Hinkley.
Megli graduated from Winfield High School and served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam.
A self-employed draftsman for 20 years, he had lived in the Ventura area for 32 years.
Survivors include a son, William Megli, Salt Lake City; a brother, J.R. Hinkley, St. Charles, Mo.; his father, Charles William Hinkley, Winfield; and three grandchildren.

Melvin Bailey
WICHITA - Melvin E. "Mell" Bailey, 54, of Wichita, died Oct. 26, 1997, at Riverside Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
Bailey was born March 14, 1943, in Hutchinson, a son of Maxwell and Maxine (Tredway) Bailey. He graduated from Burden High School in 1961.
Bailey later graduated from cosmetology school in Wichita, becoming a renowned stylist and cosmetology instructor in Kansas and later Missouri.
In 1986 he returned to Wichita and with Bob McBride established Flint Hills Contained Scapes, specializing in gardens and landscapes capturing the feeling of the Flint Hills. 
Bailey was a member of the Burden First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his father, Maxwell Bailey, Burden, and two brothers, Mike Bailey, Burden, and Merlyn Bailey, North Clarendon, Vt.

Melvin Bailey
BURDEN - Services for Melvin E. "Mell" Bailey were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 29, 1997, in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. The Rev. Art Hays and Ron McFaddin officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
Special music selections were "Nature Boy" and "Unforgettable." Lyman Wheeler sang "God Understands."
Casket bearers were Jim and Joe Mitchell, Eddie Parrish, Ryan McFaddin, Jim Cooley, Richard Sherry, Tom and Don Bailey, Richard Van Sickle and Jerry Bryan.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.

Wilma Hicks
DALLAS - Wilma Hicks, 81, former Cambridge and New Salem resident, died Oct. 26, 1997, at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's and Similar Diseases Association.
Hicks was born Feb. 25, 1916, in Cambridge, a daughter of George E. and Viva M. (Martin) Miller. 
On Aug. 27, 1942, she married Elmer J. Hicks in Garden City. They moved to California in 1946 and in 1950 returned to Kansas where they lived in Independence and Cambridge. They returned to California in 1956, then moved to Oregon and in 1975 settled in New Salem where they retired. Her husband died Feb. 1, 1990. 
Hicks operated a restaurant while living in Cambridge and later worked as a cosmetologist and in the accounting department of Kmart.
Survivors include a son, Francis E. Bair, Canoga Park, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Betty Freels, Wichita; a brother, George L. Miller, and a sister, Thelma M. France, both of Winfield; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Hicks was preceded in death by two sons, George L. Bair and Donald E. Bair.

Robert Cline
ROUND ROCK, Texas - Robert E. Cline, 84, of Round Rock, formerly of the Winfield area, died Oct. 25, 1997, at his home.
Military graveside ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery at Winfield. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Cline was born Feb. 7, 1913, on a farm near Winfield, to Reginald Gordon and Lydia Anna Charlotte (Dohleman) Cline. Raised in the Winfield area, he attended Winfield rural schools.
As a young man he was employed by Winfield Laundry and Cleaners and the Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
In 1936 he married Ahniwake "Nonnie" Wright in Winfield. For several years they resided in California where he was employed in the naval shipyards.
A veteran of World War II, Cline served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Fanshaw Bay aircraft carrier in the South Pacific Theatre from 1943 to 1945.
Following his discharge, the Clines returned to Kansas where he was was employed by Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita.
The Clines returned to California where they lived for many years. He worked for the U.S. Forestry Service and later served as supervisor for the the U.S. government motor pool in San Francisco. 
His wife died March 6, 1956. He retired from U.S. civil service in the 1970s.
On Sept. 10, 1960, he married Beverly Buckley in Reno, Nev., and they resided in California and Missouri before moving to Round Rock in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Cline, and two sons, James Robert Cline and Brian Carlyle Cline, all of Round Rock; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Cline, Grapevine, Texas; and four sisters, Audrey Rockwell, Abilene, Texas, Lula May Hindman and Phyllis Virginia Haddock, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Barbara Gatton, Burden.

Robert Cline
Services for Robert E. Cline, 84, who died Oct. 25, 1997, were held Oct. 30 in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated.
Military ceremonies were conducted by American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544, both of Winfield. 
Honorary casket bearers were Brian, James, Sean, Steven and W.R. Cline.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Welch
WICHITA - Daniel B. Welch, 77, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 25, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery at Winfield. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 tonight.
Welch was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Springfield, Mo. He was raised and educated in Missouri, Illinois and California. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
For many years Welch was an automobile mechanic. He was a steel worker in the Seattle, Wash., area before his retirement due to deteriorating health.
On Jan. 1, 1962, he married Margie Fern Coe in Riverton, Wash., and they resided in Washington until moving to Winfield in 1980. In 1991 they moved to Wichita to live near their son and his family. Mrs. Welch died Jan. 2, 1994.
Survivors include a son, Shawn Welch, Wichita.

Robert Liggett
Robert Merton "Bob" Liggett, 75, of 716 Tweed, Winfield, died Oct. 26, 1997, in Winfield. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Senter-Smith Mortuary in Mulvane until 8 tonight. The family will be present from 4:30 to 6.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc., 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, and the Children's Museum of Wichita, 435 S. Water, Wichita, KS 67202.
Liggett was born April 4, 1922, in Almeda, to James and Mary Estella (Wendel) Liggett. The family later moved to Flagler, Colo., where he attended school. Another move took them to Shelton, Neb., where he graduated from high school in 1939.
In 1942 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific. He then returned to Nebraska where he began work in auto body repair.
On Dec. 9, 1945, he married Lois Wendling in Grand Island, Neb. They lived in Kearney and Shelton, Neb. 
In 1957 the family moved to Belle Plaine. He was employed in aircraft plants and also did auto body work. During his final years of work, he assisted in the restoration of Cords and Auburns for Stan Gilliland in Wellington. Liggett retired in 1989 and in February 1997 moved to Cumbernauld Village.
Liggett was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the American Legion post in Belle Plaine.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Liggett, Winfield; a son, Ray Liggett, Shawnee; a daughter, Cindy Prewitt, Cypress, Texas; two brothers, Harold Liggett, Shelton, Neb., and Eugene Liggett, Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Freda Hauke, Grand Island, Neb.; and three grandchildren.

William Johnson
ROCK - William Garland Johnson, 70, of Rock, died Oct. 27, 1997, in Rock. 
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Douglass Christian Church. The Rev. Ron Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Douglass Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass until 8 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the Rock Christian Church Building Fund and St. Jude's Children's Research Center.
Johnson was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Douglass, a son of Frank Garland and Iwilda (Hoard) Johnson. On Aug. 15, 1945, he married Eleanor L. Kunkel in Rock.
A retired welder, Johnson was a member of Douglass Masonic Lodge 151.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Johnson, Rock; two sons, Richard Johnson, Nashville, Tenn., and James Johnson, Rock; a daughter, Patti Brewer, Douglass; a brother, Clifford Johnson, Mooreland, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Fred Cook
BURDEN - Services for Fred Harold Cook were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 1997, in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Stanley Upchurch officiated.
Lyman Wheeler was vocalist, and Shirley Brown was organist. Music selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Beyond the Sunset."
Casket bearers were Don Goode, Brian Steward, Don Land, Mike Champlin, Jim Duncan and Bill McKinley.
Masonic graveside rites were conducted by Chautauqua Lodge 355 of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Cedar Vale Cemetery.

Sylvia Nellis
DEXTER - Sylvia A. Nellis, 95, of Dexter, died Oct. 28, 1997, at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Dexter First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. 
A memorial has been established with the Dexter First Baptist Church.
Nellis was born March 15, 1902, south of Dexter to Charles Henry and Mary Alice "Mollie" (Callison) Glass. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1920. 
On April 9, 1921, she married W.T. "Ted" Nellis in Winfield. They farmed in the Highland community east of Dexter for 40 years before moving to Dexter in 1961. He died Jan. 14, 1973.
Nellis had been a member of the Dexter First Baptist Church since 1914. She served as church treasurer and was a Sunday school teacher and church pianist for 50 years. She was a member of the Highland Club and had taught the Willing Workers Home Bible Study.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Eugene Nellis, Dexter, Melvin LeRoy Nellis, Arkansas City, and Eddie Dan Nellis, Lawrence; a daughter, Doris Faye Davidson, Topeka; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. 

Robert Robinson
VALLEY FALLS - Robert Read "Robbie" Robinson, 72, of Valley Falls, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 28, 1997, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Union-Graham Cemetery in Winfield.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from noon to 9 p.m. Monday.
Robinson was born April 4, 1925, in Winfield, to Ivan Read and Mary Edwina (Hook) Robinson. He was raised in California and graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and was involved in the landing on Anzio Beach during the invasion of Italy. For injuries received during his service, he received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
Because of his service-connected disabilities, Robinson was cared for at veterans and military hospitals the remainder of his life. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Valley Health Care Center in Valley Falls.
Survivors include two nephews, Carl Read Sciurba, Mill Creek, Wash., and Thomas L. Sciurba, Lomita, Calif., and a niece Nancy Lou Riley, Auburn, Wash.

Wilma Hicks
BURDEN - Services for Wilma G. Hicks were held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 1997, in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. The Rev. Art Hays officiated. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery.
Mary Lou Ashcraft was the vocalist, and Barbara Shively was the organist. Selections were "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and "In the Garden."
Casket bearers were Blaine F. and Jerald Bair, John Maberly, Armand Hillier, Jim Ashcraft and Bob Lundy.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Alzheimer's and Similar Diseases Association.


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