Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997

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Brian Redford
Brian Lane Redford, 38, Winfield, director of operations of the Walnut Valley, died on the evening of Nov. 12, 1997.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Winfield.
A lifelong resident of Cowley County, Redford graduated from Winfield High School in 1977 and attended vocational school in Wichita.
He had been involved with the Walnut Valley Festival since its inception. Redford was employed as grounds director of the festival for many years and had been the director of operations for five years.
He was also employed by Finn's Electric as a master electrician.
He was a member and served on the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of United Methodist Men and Fellowship Class at the church. He was also an Emergency Management Technician services volunteer.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Redford, a son, Kevin Redford, a daughter, Kayla Redford, all of Winfield; his parents, Bob and Kendra Redford, Burden; a brother, Bart Redford, Russia; two sisters, Keira Ann Redford, Arkansas City, and and Krysta Redford, Burden; his grandmother, Barbara Shively, Burden, and stepgrandfather, Floyd Thomas, Winfield.

Clyde Jones
PERU - Clyde Ralph Jones, 78, retired pumper, of Peru, died Nov. 13, 1997. at Walnut Hill Nursing Home in Winfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Graves-Baird Chapel, Sedan. The Rev. Doris Nix will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Chautauqua. 
A memorial has been established with the Walnut Hill Nursing Home Activity Fund, Winfield, KS 67156. Contributions may be made through Graves-Baird Funeral Home in Sedan.
Jones was born May 13, 1919, in Chautauqua, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Dyer) Jones. 
On Feb. 9, 1946, he married Nancy Gertrude Anderson, in Chautauqua.
He was a pumper.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jones, Peru; a son Jerry W. Jones, Independence; three daughters, Mary Gillette, Arkansas City, Sharon Leake-Means, Newkirk, Okla., and Beverly Warren, Rose Hill; a sister, Anna Jean McCormick, Sedan; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Riley Bonesteel
Services for Riley E. Bonesteel, 74, who died Nov. 11, 1997, were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 14, 1997, in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Steve Strom officiated. Military graveside services were conducted at Burden Cemetery by Winfield American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544.
Sara Weinert was organist. Special vocal music included "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "The Unclouded Day" and "The Lord's Prayer," performed by Rex Beeney and "Now It Belongs to You," by Mark O'Connor.
Honorary casket bearers were Brandy Bonesteel, Robin Bonesteel and Rachel Sparks. 
Casket bearers were Mike Bonesteel, Rod Bonesteel, Chris Cannon, Larry Mossman, Tim Spencer and Tyler Spencer.
Memorials have been established with the Burden Volunteer Fire Department and the Evangelical Free Church in Winfield.

Frank Lann
Frank W. Lann II, 47, Winfield's community development director, 1809 E. 15th, Winfield, died Nov. 15, 1997, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home until 9 tonight. 
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church.
Lann was born May 30, 1950, in Albany, N.Y., to George and Esther (Stenfors) Lann. He graduated from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School in New York and received his undergraduate degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg and a master's degree from the University of Kansas.
On Aug. 5, 1972, he married Nancy Kirchhoff in Smith Center. In November 1980 they moved to Winfield from Leavenworth when he became director of community development for the city of Winfield.
Lann was a member and elder of Trinity Lutheran Church and a past president of the congregation.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lann, and two sons, Matthew and Kevin Lann, all of Winfield; his father, George Lann, and a brother, John Lann, both of Wichita; and two sisters, Margaret White, Los Alamos, N.M., and Martha Travis, Coeymans, N.Y.

Brian Redford
Brian L. Redford, 38, of 417 E. 17th, Winfield, Walnut Valley Festival's director of operations, died Nov. 12, 1997.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with the Kevin and Kayla Redford Educational Endowment Fund and the Winfield Fairground Improvement Fund with Walnut Valley Association Inc. as trustee. Contributions can be made at the First United Methodist Church, Miles Funeral Service, First National Bank and Citizens Bank of Kansas.
Redford was born July 11, 1959, in Winfield, to Bob L. and Kendra (Shively) Redford. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1977 and attended a vocational-technical school in Wichita.
A master electrician, he was employed for a number of years by Finn's Electric Co. in Winfield. He was also grounds director for the Walnut Valley Festival for many years. For the past five years, he had been director of operations for the festival.
On March 23, 1985, he married Gail L. Brooks Thurber at Tisdale United Methodist Church. They resided in Winfield throughout their marriage.
A member of First United Methodist Church, Redford served on the church's board of trustees and was a member of United Methodist Men and the Fellowship Class. He had been an emergency management technician volunteer and was formerly affiliated with the Winfield Jaycees.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Redford, a son, Kevin Redford, and a daughter, Kayla Redford, all of Winfield; his parents, Bob and Kendra Redford, Burden; a brother, Bart Redford, Russia; two sisters, Keira Ann Redford, Arkansas City, and Krystal Redford, Burden; his grandmother, Barbara Shively, Burden, and his stepgrandfather, Floyd Thomas, Winfield.

Marian Adcock
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Marian M. Adcock, 65, of Marysville, formerly of Winfield, retired licensed practical nurse, died Nov. 12, 1997, in Marysville. 
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Haysville.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Vaughters and Mike Vaughters, both of Wichita, and Steve Vaughters, Belle Plaine; two daughters, Patti Ream, Piedmont, Okla., and Terry Luton, Marysville, Wash.; a sister, Barbara Mousley, Winfield; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Edith Liermann
Edith May Liermann, 76, of 1816 Janes, Winfield, died Nov. 16, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with Grace United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Liermann was born June 4, 1921, in the Frog Hollow community east of Winfield, to George H. and Bertha May Liermann. Raised in the Frog Hollow area, she attended rural schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1940.
Liermann lived in the family home, caring for her parents for many years. They moved into Winfield in 1964, and she was employed for a number of years in domestic service for the Winfield Area Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Following her retirement, she devoted most of her life to church service. She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a brother, George W. Liermann, Winfield, a nephew, two grandnephews and three grandnieces.

Florine Parmiter
ARKANSAS CITY - Florine Mary Parmiter, 83, formerly of Arkansas City, died Nov. 17, 1997, at Andover Health Care Center.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Riverview Cemetery. The Rev. Guy Rendoff will officiate. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with First United Methodist Church. 
Parmiter was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Dalhart, Texas, to Bert and Ora (Gray) Woodside. 
On Aug. 27, 1931, she married Albert Parmiter in Guthrie, Okla. They lived in Oklahoma City during World War II, and she worked at Douglas Aircraft. After the war they moved to Arkansas City. Her husband died in 1975.
Parmiter was a bookkeeper and homemaker before enrolling at Cowley County Community College in 1976. She graduated from Cowley in 1978 and from Wichita State University magna cum laude in 1980 with a degree in gerontology. Following her graduation, she worked for the Cowley County Council on Aging as an outreach and referral counselor until her retirement at age 75.
Following retirement, she volunteered with the Cowley County Literacy Program and Kansas Guardianship Program.
She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Arkansas City and a past worthy matron of Victory Chapter 151, Order of Eastern Star. She taught Sunday school, had served as a Campfire Girls leader and was a past guardian of Job's Daughters.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Parmiter-Jacobs, Wichita; a sister, Ora Jeanne Morgan, McAllen, Texas; and two grandsons.

Ruth Barg
SEVERY - Ruth E. Barg, 68, of Severy, longtime resident of Greenwood County, died Nov. 16, 1997, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Severy Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Pameticky will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, south of Eureka.
A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Barg was born May 27, 1929, in Meade, to Benjamin Harrison and Marie Louise (Dowell) Vanderpool. She attended rural school and grew up at Meade.
On Jan. 11, 1946, she married Robert Edward Ward in Meade. They moved to Greenwood County where they lived until his death on June 30, 1956.
She later married Ivan Maynard Barg. A homemaker, she lived with her family on their farm northwest of Severy.
Survivors include her husband, Ivan Barg, Severy; a son, Gary Barg, Eureka; a brother, Otis Vanderpool, Wichita; three sisters, Louise Haddon, Plains, Dora Andersen, Yukon, Okla., and Dorothy McCreight, Arlington, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Frank Lann
Services for Frank William Lann II, 47, who died Nov. 15, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Roderick A. Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist was Sandy Yount. Soloist Mark Schotte sang "On Eagles Wings." 
Congregational music included "Abide with Me," "Children of the Heavenly Father," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Casket bearers were Loren Lukens, Mark White, John Schmitt, David Okeson, Leon Howell and David Chapman.
A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wilbur Groom
BLACKWELL, Okla. - Wilbur Jones Groom, 89, of Blackwell, died Nov. 16, 1997, at Woodlands Healthcare Center in Texas following an extended illness.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Blackwell. The Rev. Lew Davis will officiate. Burial will be held in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hackler Funeral Home, 301 W. Blackwell, Blackwell, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church, 306 E. Coolidge, Blackwell, OK 74631.
Groom was born Sept. 17, 1908, near Cabool, Mo., to Frank and Julia Malinda (Jones) Groom. The Grooms moved to Cowley County, where he attended Richland School and graduated from Winfield High School.
Groom married Frances Lucille Curfman, and in 1928 they moved to Blackwell where he began working for Consolidated Gas Co. He later became district manager. In 1949, after Consolidated Gas became ARKLA, he was manager at Cushing, Okla., and the surrounding area. He returned to Blackwell in 1965 to serve as district manager until retiring in 1973.
Following his retirement, he worked at Orr's Appliances in Ponca City for 10 years.
Groom was a volunteer fireman from 1938 to 1958. While in Cushing, he was active in Rotary, the chamber of commerce, Toastmasters and the Masonic lodge. After his return to Blackwell, he remained active with the Masons and the chamber as well as being a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Lions and other organizations.
He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church. He was a member of the Christian Men's Fellowship and XL Class and served as deacon and in other stewardship capacities.
Groom was a recipient of numerous honors and awards.
His wife died in 1987. 
Survivors include two daughters, Idonna Groom Coffelt, Kerrville, Texas, and Ann Groom Taylor, Willis, Texas; a sister, Neva Lois Barnhart, Wichita; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Wilbur Groom
BLACKWELL, Okla. - Wilbur Jones Groom, 89, of Blackwell, died Nov. 16, 1997, at Woodlands Healthcare Center in Texas following an extended illness.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Blackwell. The Rev. Lew Davis will officiate. Burial will be held in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hackler Funeral Home, 301 W. Blackwell, Blackwell, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church, 306 E. Coolidge, Blackwell, OK 74631.
Groom was born Sept. 17, 1908, near Cabool, Mo., to Frank and Julia Malinda (Jones) Groom. The Grooms moved to Cowley County, where he attended Richland School and graduated from Winfield High School.
Groom married Frances Lucille Curfman, and in 1928 they moved to Blackwell where he began working for Consolidated Gas Co. He later became district manager. In 1949, after Consolidated Gas became ARKLA, he was manager at Cushing, Okla., and the surrounding area. He returned to Blackwell in 1965 to serve as district manager until retiring in 1973.
Following his retirement, he worked at Orr's Appliances in Ponca City for 10 years.
Groom was a volunteer fireman from 1938 to 1958. While in Cushing, he was active in Rotary, the chamber of commerce, Toastmasters and the Masonic lodge. After his return to Blackwell, he remained active with the Masons and the chamber as well as being a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Lions and other organizations.
He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church. He was a member of the Christian Men's Fellowship and XL Class and served as deacon and in other stewardship capacities.
Groom was a recipient of numerous honors and awards.
His wife died in 1987. 
Survivors include two daughters, Idonna Groom Coffelt, Kerrville, Texas, and Ann Groom Taylor, Willis, Texas; a sister, Neva Lois Barnhart, Wichita; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Antonia Hernandez
MOLINE - Antonia "Toni" Hernandez, 71, longtime resident of Moline, died Nov. 19, 1997, at the home of her daughter in Moline.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. The Rev. Edward J. Steinberger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at Moline.
Memorials have been established with St. Mary's Church Funeral Fund, Hospice Inc. and Elk Manor Nursing Home. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Hernandez was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Moline to Manuel and Maria DeJesus (Fabian) Galvan. She was raised and educated in the Moline community.
After attending Moline High School, she moved to Chicago. During her employment in the Chicago area, she became a member of the Brotherhood of Teamsters.
On June 14, 1947, she married Natividad Hernandez. She moved to Moline from Chicago in 1965. Her husband preceded her in death.
Hernandez had been an employee of Elk Manor Nursing Home and was a certified medication aide. 
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was active in the altar society.
Survivors include three sons, John Hernandez and Frank Hernandez, both of Wichita, and James Hernandez, Howard; two daughters, Mary Ellen Moreno, Moline, and Carmen Edwards, Elk Falls; three brothers, Charles Galvan and David Galvan, both of Chicago, and Joe Galvan, Howard; nine sisters, Manuela Reyes, Josephine Rodriguez, Elvira Gonzales, Patricia Galvan and Frances Galvan, all of Chicago, Dolores Ramirez, Baltimore, Md., Esther Poague, Boise, Idaho, Phyllis Leal, Cassoday, and Rosemary Salisbury, Moline; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lisa Cornelison
FAIRFAX, Okla. - Lisa Diane (Young) Cornelison, 30, died Nov. 19, 1997, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church under the direction of Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home. The Rev. George Weston will officiate. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Green Lawn Cemetery in Pratt under the direction of Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. 
Cornelison was born Aug. 2, 1967, in Belle Fouche, S.D., to Walter Lee and Connie Faye (Swonger) Young. She attended Arkansas City schools. 
On Dec. 2, 1985, she married Mike Cornelison in Fairfax, Okla. They moved to Fairfax in 1986. 
Cornelison worked as a boot maker at the Hole in the Wall Boot Shop in Pawnee, Okla. 
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfax.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Cornelison, and a son, Mike Cornelison, both of Fairfax; her parents, Walt and Connie Young, 
Arkansas City; and a brother, Jeffrey Lee Young, Spring Hill.

Doris Bryant
Doris Pearl Bryant, 86, of Winfield, died Nov. 20, 1997, at Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Services will be held at Hawks Funeral Home in Arkansas City at 10 a.m. Saturday. Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Hackney.
A memorial has been established with Grouse Valley Manor. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Bryant was born April 3, 1911, northeast of Arkansas City, to Doliver D. and Hattie (Good) Dowler. She lived in the rural Winfield area and attended Wright Canyon School.
On Aug. 8, 1932, she married Otis Blair Bryant at Hackney. He died Nov. 3, 1992.
Bryant was a clerk at Graves Drug Store in Arkansas City for many years and later at Kindred Jewelry until her retirement. 
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth E. Bryant, Arkansas City, and Delbert L. Bryant, Winfield; a daughter, Duana Wilson, Arkansas City; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Brian Redford
Services for Brian L. Redford, 38, who died Nov. 12, 1997, were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at the First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Rick Thornton and Fred Houston officiated. Burial was in Atlanta Cemetery.
Martin Rude sang "Thank You" and "The Only Time I Ever Saw Him Run."
Honorary casket bearers were Jerry Jacobs and Tim Sidebottom. 
Casket bearers were Les and Wes Baucom, Brian Bell, Terry Burley, Ron Deal, Larry Hittle, Ross Lumbert, Jerry O'Neil, Blake Orr and Larry Schuster.
Memorials have been established as the Kevin and Kayla Redford Educational Endowment Fund and with the Winfield Fairgrounds Improvement Fund through Walnut Valley Association Inc.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Edith Liermann
Services for Edith Liermann, 76, who died Nov. 16, 1997, were held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Revs. Jerry Nolte and Patricia Bennett officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Gail Ranger sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." Keith Anglemyer was the organist.
Honorary casket bearers were Kenneth Brothers, Warren Scott, Norman Payne and Frank Barnett.
Casket bearers were George G., George D. and Clint W. Liermann, Brett Rackleff, Bruce Ranger and Richard Cook.
Memorials have been established with Grace United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association.


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