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Eugene Lanning
HOWARD - Eugene Lanning, 86, longtime resident of Howard, died Nov. 8, 1996, in Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard. The Rev. Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.
A memorial has been established with the Howard Twilight Manor Activity Fund.
Lanning was born Jan. 13, 1910, in Rolla, Mo., a son of William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth (Mathis) Lanning. He attended school in Rolla, Mo., as well as Moline and Howard.
On Feb. 14, 1931, he married Hazel Laura VanBuskirk in Howard, and they lived in Howard throughout their marriage.
Lanning worked for the Works Progress Administration, Gibbon's Lumber Co. of Howard, Denton and Morrow Oil Co., Henry Oil Co. and the Elk County Road Department.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; four sons, Bill Lanning, Tom Lanning and Larry Lanning, all of Howard; and Terry Lanning, Coffeyville; four daughters, Wanda Clark, Conway Springs, Phyllis Friend, Elk Falls, Mary Wade, Eureka, and Kathy Fouts, Augusta; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Loyd Little
STERLING - Loyd W. Little, 86, retired farmer and rancher, formerly of Pierceville, died Nov. 9, 1996, in Sterling Presbyterian Manor. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Porter & Sillin Funeral Home in Sterling. The Rev. Bob Bethell will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Valley View Cemetery at Garden City.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. 
Memorials have been established with the Arthritis Foundation and Sterling Presbyterian Manor.
Little was born on Dec. 13, 1909, at Hutchinson, the son of John W. and Jessie (Waller) Little. On June 30, 1929, he married Mabel Smith in Haviland.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Little, Sterling; four sons, Glenn Little, Sterling, Virgil Little, Camas Valley, Ore., Marion Little, Lawton, Okla., and Vernon Little, Vernal, Utah; five daughters, Audrey Dixon, Wellington, Arlene Jacob, Sterling, Mary Belle Mays, Napavine, Wash., Bethel Little, Las Lumus, N.M., and Charlotte Moore, Pratt; two sisters, Ethel Murray, Greensburg, and Margaret Jeffery, Sunnyville, Calif.; 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

William Adkison
Services for William Earl "Bill" Adkison were held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 1996, in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Gerald Graber officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Vocal music selections were "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden."
Casket bearers were Wade Adams, Henry Bozart, Brian Cook, Bob May, David Nettleton and Frank Rae.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.

Glenn Pierce 
LOMARICA, Calif. - Glenn Ellison Pierce, 45, of Lomarica, formerly of Belle Plaine, died Nov. 7, 1996, in California.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oxford Cemetery. Charles Lively will officiate. Military honors will be provided by Bravo Company, 70th Engineers, of Fort Riley.
A memorial has been established with the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. Contributions can be made through Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.
Pierce was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Wellington, a son of Claude Ellison and Ruth Opal (Wilkerson) Pierce. The family moved from Belle Plaine to the Chico-Sacramento, Calif., area when he was a child.
Pierce graduated from high school in California and then joined the U.S. Navy. He served from 1969 to 1973 during the Vietnam War.
In 1988 he married Christina Quincey.
For the past 20 years, he had been a wholesale purchasing agent.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Pierce, Lomarica; a son, Jimmy Paul Pierce, LeMore, Calif.; two daughters, Kristina Pierce and Tiffany Pierce, both of Corning, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Attara Greenstein, Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Charles Slack, Wichita, and Vernon Slack, South Bend, Ind.; three sisters, Violet Serrioz, Wichita, Vivian Dugan, Newton, and Nancy Bell, Winfield; and one grandson.

Hoyt Hanshew
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. - Hoyt D. "Arkie" Hanshew, 80, retired salesman, of Clarksville, died Nov. 11, 1996, in Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harmony Presbyterian Church. Dr. Coy Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Royce Watson, Claud Dougan, Roscoe Moore, Jerry Coffee, Jay Baskin and Kyle Bailey.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville.
A memorial has been established with Harmony Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home, P.O. Box 348, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Hanshew was the son of Estes H. and Mary (Middlebrooks) Hanshew. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a salesman for Ford and General Motors. 
He married Mary L. Coffee.
A member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, he also belonged to Masonic Lodge 433 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Hanshew, Clarksville; two sons, Glen M. Hanshew, Woodbridge, Va., and David A. Hanshew, Winfield; a daughter, Connie Satzler, Maumelle, Ark.; two sisters, Sadie Burton, Fayetteville, Ark., and Ann Brown, Clarksville; and five grandchildren.

Frances Randall
ASHLAND - Frances Melvina (York) Randall, 88, lifelong resident of Clark County, died Nov. 11, 1996, in Fountain View Villa in Ashland.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Ashland United Methodist Church. The Rev. Don Hasty officiated, and Nan Gardiner was the organist. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Ashland. Casket bearers were Frank and Kenneth York, Keith, John and Andrew Randall and Randall Hughes.
Memorials have been established with Ashland United Methodist Church and Ashland Health Center. Contributions can be made through Myatt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 578, Ashland, KS 67831.
Randall was born March 13, 1908, in Clark County to Frank Hamilton and Cora Edith (Johnson) York. She graduated from Ashland High School and received her teaching certificate from Southwestern College.
For three years she taught at the Riverside School south of Ashland.
On Feb. 12, 1933, she married Charles Edward Randall in her parents' home. They resided in Sitka. He died in 1975.
For the last six years she resided at Fountain View Villa.
Randall was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Circle of Friends Club and United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Warren Randall, Irving, Texas; a daughter, Charlene Hughes, Ashland; four sisters, Mildred Snyder, Waverly, Doris Dove and Ruth York, both of Houston, Texas, and Sibyl Mauk, Wichita; and four grandchildren

Enrique Gallardo
HOWARD - Enrique Huizar "Henry" Gallardo, 94, of Howard, retired Santa Fe Railway employee, died Nov. 11, 1996, in Howard Twilight Manor.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline. The Rev. Edward Steinberger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Moline.
A memorial has been established with St. Mary's Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Gallardo was born July 15, 1902, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Antonio and Marie Jesus (Huizar) Gallardo. When he was 14, the family moved to Benedict where he attended school.
In 1918 he began his career with Santa Fe Railway and worked for Santa Fe until his retirement on June 30, 1967.
On Jan. 21, 1928, he married Josefina Fabian in Chicago. They returned to Kansas and made their home in Howard where they became United States citizens in 1959. She died Dec. 28, 1988.
Gallardo was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, Richard Gallardo and John Gallardo, both of Howard, Henry Gallardo, Wichita, and Anthony Gallardo, Valparaiso, Ind.; seven daughters, Beatrice Aguilera, Amelia Hall and Gloria West, all of Wichita, Carmen Chavez, Osage City, Mary Leddy, Saline, Mich., Socorro Montgomery, Howard, and Theresa Kerr, Winfield; 31 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Jennette King
MOLINE - Jennette T. King, 87, of Moline, died Nov. 11, 1996, in Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Moline Christian Church. The Rev. John Foust will officiate. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. in the Mooreland, Okla., cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Moline Christian Church and Elk Manor Nursing Home. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
King was born May 24, 1909, in Mooreland, Okla., the daughter of John Tyler and Jenny (Mann) Madison. She was raised and educated in the Mooreland community.
On Oct. 7, 1933, she married Jess Bogart King in Arapaho, Okla. For more than 20 years, they owned and operated a cafe in Moline. They also owned and operated laundries in Cedar Vale, Dexter, Moline and Howard. He died May 5, 1989.
King attended the Moline Christian Church. For more than 50 years she was a member of Ladonia Chapter 243, Order of Eastern Star, in Elk Falls.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Gwendolyn Swegle
LA COSTA, Calif. - Gwendolyn Ruth Swegle, 85, of La Costa, Calif., formerly of Winfield, died Nov. 10, 1996, in La Costa.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif. Gates Kingsley & Gates/Smith Salsbury Mortuary, Culver City, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
Swegle was born July 2, 1911, in Winfield. 
Survivors include a son, Jim Aringdale; a daughter, Margie Matherson; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Betty Donaldson
ARKANSAS CITY - Betty Jean Donaldson, 67, longtime resident of Arkansas City, died Nov. 13, 1996, in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of God in Christ. Elder James Watson Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Renal Care Group of Wichita. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Donaldson was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Pittsburg to James and Lovie (Allmon) Watson. She was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1947.
On June 28, 1951, she married Burrell E. Donaldson in Arkansas City.
For 15 years Donaldson worked as a nurse's aide at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. 
Survivors include her husband, Burrell Donaldson, Arkansas City; two sons, Bryne Donaldson, Arkansas City, and Brently Donaldson, Wichita; a daughter, Bonnie Foreman, Arkansas City; four brothers, William Watson, John Henry Watson, James Watson Jr. and Charles Watson, and four sisters, Lucille Jennings, Viola Watson, Velva Jennings and Arceolla Fields, all of Arkansas City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Becky Morris
ARKANSAS CITY - Becky Lynn Morris, 40, of Arkansas City, died Nov. 10, 1996, in South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City. 
Services were held Nov. 13 at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Jesse A. Kindred officiated, Judy Ramsey was the organist and Ryan Smykil was the vocalist. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Arkansas City Fibromyalgia Support Group. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
On April 2, 1956, Morris was born to Lonnie L. and Shirley (McClaskey) Morris. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City.
Survivors include her parents, of Arkansas City, and a sister, Debra K. Blenden, Ponca City, Okla.

Hazel Klug
FRANKFORT, Ind. - Hazel (Soule) Klug, 96, of Frankfort, a former Cowley County resident, died Nov. 12, 1996, in Frankfort.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Wesley Manor, Frankfort.
A memorial has been established with the Wesley Manor Employees Fund, Wesley Manor, Frankfort, IN 46041.
Klug was born June 22, 1900, near New Salem, the daughter of Frank S. and Nellie (Scott) Soule. She attended South Vernon School and graduated from Winfield High School in 1919 and from Southwestern College in 1924.
She was a home economics teacher and later a dietitian. 
On Oct. 20, 1929, she married Clarance G. Klug in Chicago. They lived in Hammond, Ind., until 1989 when they moved to Wesley Manor. He died Feb. 7, 1992.
Survivors include a son, George Klug, McCall, Idaho; two daughters, Lois Gothman, Downers Grove, Ill., and Elaine Snow, Hammond, Ind.; two half-sisters, Olive Reiser, Kirksville, Mo., and Gracie McClung, Winfield; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Violet Hanshaw
Violet Hanshaw, 88, of Winfield, lifelong resident of Cowley County, died on Nov. 15, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in Mount Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. 
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Hanshaw was born on March 17, 1908, in Atlanta, the daughter of Milburne and Hester (Brown) Sanders. She attended Lowell Elementary School and graduated from Winfield High School in 1925. She attended Southwestern College until 1927.
On June 2, 1928, she married Glen Dee Hanshaw in Winfield. He died on Nov. 8, 1980.
A homemaker, she was a member of First United Methodist Church for 79 years.
Survivors include a son, Steve Hanshaw, Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Glenn Pierce
Graveside services for Glenn Ellison Pierce, who died on Nov. 7, 1996, were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 14, 1996, in Oxford Cemetery. Mr. Charles Lively officiated.
Honors were provided by Bravo Co., 70th Engineers, from Fort Riley.
A memorial has been established with the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Roy M. Nigh
CHANUTE - Roy Melvin Nigh, 87, of Chanute, former long time resident of Howard, died on Nov. 15, 1996, in the Tioga Care Center in Chanute.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Ted D. Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church of Howard and the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Nigh was born on Aug. 31, 1909, on a farm northwest of Howard, the son of William and Adah Marie (Morss) Nigh. The family moved to Texas when he was a small boy but returned to Elk County a year later. He was raised in the Elk County area and attended Mound Branch rural school.
On March 5, 1933, he married Neva Margueritte Hebb of Howard. They owned and operated a ranch southwest of Howard until moving to Chanute in recent months to be near medical care.
He was a long time member of the Elk County Cattlemen's Association and the First Baptist Church of Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Neva Nigh, Chanute; a son, Bill Nigh, Moline; a daughter, Janett Walker, Rochelle, Ill.; a brother, Millard Nigh, Howard; a sister, Lola Karr, Parsons; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Harold Edward "Eddie" Brooks
BURDEN - Harold Edward "Eddie" Brooks, 53, of Burden, former long time resident of Winfield, died on Nov. 15, 1996, at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the resident activity fund at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. Contributions may be made at the hospital or the funeral home.
Brooks was born on July 18, 1943, in Burden, the son of Donald and Nina L. (Ore) Brooks. He was raised in the Burden community and graduated from Burden High School in 1962.
He served in the Kansas Army National Guard.
In 1971 he married Cheryl Sue Robertson. They later divorced.
He had resided in Burden most of his life but had lived in Winfield for 18 years before returning to Burden.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Ron Blake and later worked in construction for Eagle Eye Construction and TRI-Co Construction Co., both in Oxford. He also worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation and with B & S Well Service in Winfield before beginning employment with Winfield State Hospital and Training Center in 1987. He served as a mental retardation technician at WSH&TC for nine years.
He attended the First Baptist Church in Burden.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Cox and Kim Cox, both of Winfield, and Ronnie Cox, Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Connie Brooks, Blackwell, Okla.; his parents, Don and Nina Brooks, Burden; a brother, Donald Eugene Brooks, Burden; a sister, Shirley L. Shelton, Burden; and seven grandchildren.

Selma M. Liermann
Selma M. Liermann, 77, of 1516 Millington, Winfield, died on Nov. 16, 1996, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. The Rev. Roderick Hathaway will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Stroke Outreach Program.
Liermann was born on Aug. 25, 1919, in Lahoma, Okla., the daughter of Frederich Theodore and Katherine Christine (Wienberg) Raasch. She graduated from high school in Lahoma in 1938. In the same year, her family moved to a farm northeast of Coffeyville.
In 1939 she attended Labette County Community College in Altamont. 
In 1940 she went to work for South West Ice Co. in Coffeyville. In 1954 she transferred to the South West Ice Co. in Winfield and worked there until 1958 when she attended St. John's College in Winfield. 
That same year she began work in the office at St. John's College and remained there until 1966 when she took a job in the office of Edward B. Stephens Co. In 1970 she left there and went to work for Kerrs Department Store in their office. In 1971 she began working for Boatright CPA in Wellington. Later she worked for Binney & Smith in their office and in their credit union office. She retired in 1985.
On Feb. 17, 1978, she married Lawrence Leonard Liermann Jr. in Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.
In 1986 she suffered two strokes. During the next two years she was in hospitals and nursing homes. In 1988 she returned to her home where she remained until her death.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma until 1938 and the Lutheran Church in Coffeyville from 1938 to 1954. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 42 years and the American Legion Auxiliary and Business and Professional Women. From 1955 to 1972 she was the secretary of the Winfield Bowling League.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Leonard Liermann Jr., Winfield; three brothers, Earl Raasch and Elmer Raasch, both of Coffeyville, and Ray Raasch, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Irene Bachman, Coffeyville; and several nieces and nephews.

Florence Hinson
ARKANSAS CITY - Florence M. Hinson, 93, of Arkansas City, died on Nov. 17, 1996, in her home. 
Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Hinson was born on March 22, 1903, in Exeter Township, Clay County, the oldest of four children born to Chauncey and Rosa (Martin) Tubbs.
She attended school in Clay Center and graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1922. She taught in rural schools in Clay and Riley counties for six years.
On May 12, 1928, she married Frank Hinson in Clay Center at St. Peter and Paul's Church. They moved to Chicago where he had accepted a job as a meat inspector.
In 1929 they transferred to Kansas where they lived in Wichita for 14 years. In 1943 they moved to the Arkansas City area where she lived for 53 years. He died in 1974.
She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was active in the Altar Society. She was a lifetime member of the Arkansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross and had been a member of the Busy Neighbor Cub and belonged to a quilting group for many years.
Survivors include three sons, James Hinson, Arkansas City, Robert Hinson, Bertrand, Neb., and Paul Hinson, Cannon City, Colo.; a daughter, Joanne Maxson, Ponca City, Okla.; a sister, Amy Nicely, Kansas City, Kan.; 23 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

James Dean Samms
James Dean Samms, 31, lifelong resident of Winfield, died Nov. 17, 1996, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Samms was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Winfield, the son of Linda Baucom and John W. Samms. He was raised and educated in Winfield and received his high school diploma in 1984.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Samms returned to Winfield where he was employed in construction and oil field work. He was currently employed by B & S Well Service.
Survivors include his daughters, Amber Samms, Arkansas City, and Brittany Samms, Atwood; his parents, John and Patricia Samms and Roger and Linda Bolander, all of Winfield; two brothers, Jeremy Bolander, Wichita, and Bobby Bolander, Winfield; a stepbrother, Dan Galleher, and a stepsister, Tonya Wyatt, both of Wichita; and his grandmother, Rebekah Mock, Winfield.

Michael Williams
Michael D. Williams, 28, of Winfield, died Nov. 18, 1996, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Winfield on Nov. 17.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Calvary Chapel in Arkansas City. Pastor Robbie Nichols will officiate. Hillside Funeral Home of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
Williams worked in the sanitation department of Prairie Land Processing in Arkansas City.
Survivors include his fiancee, Erin Graham, Winfield; his father and stepmother, David and Vickie Williams, Arkansas City; his mother, Linda L. Skiles, Mission; a sister, Amanda "Amy" Williams, Arkansas City; a stepsister, Angel Jackson, Blackwell, Okla.; and grandparents, Eva C. Sutherland, Kent, Ohio, Helen Skiles, Greeley, Colo., and Wilma Armstead and Bruce and Judy Skiles, all of Arkansas City.

Lewis Bada
SEMINOLE, Okla. - Lewis Bada, 89, of Seminole, formerly of Latham, died Nov. 18, 1996, at his home.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole. The Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Latham Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Jason and Jevon Gearhardt, Wesley Manley, Martin Siler, and Stephen and Todd Coots.
Bada was born Jan. 18, 1907, in Shamrock, Texas, the son of Charles and Susie (Alexy) Bada. He went by covered wagon to Gladstone, N.M., where he lived for 40 years and farmed. He then lived at Latham for 22 years before moving to Seminole where he lived for the last 25 years.
His first wife, Helen Bada, died Aug. 18, 1970.
On Feb. 5, 1972, he married Nora Sanders in Seminole.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bada was a farmer and rancher until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nora Bada, Seminole; a daughter, Janet Gearhardt, Arkansas City; two stepsons, Don Chapman, Stephenville, Texas, and Joe Chapman, Cortside, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Sally Wilkerson, Seminole; a brother, Albert Bada, Clayton, N.M.; two sisters, Fannie Beard, Farley, N.M., and Susie Headrick, Pueblo, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

William Best
GRENOLA - William Worth "Bill" Best, 77, retired Lear Jet manager, of Grenola, died Nov. 18, 1996, at Riverside Hospital in Wichita.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grenola United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Bowyer will officiate. Burial of the cremains will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
A memorial has been established with the Grenola United Methodist Church Building Fund. Contributions can be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Best was born July 26, 1919, in Filer, Idaho, to Burris Lee and Ella Hill (Pendleton) Best. He moved to Kansas with his family and graduated from Sedan High School in 1937. On July 5, 1938, he married Lucile Fern Carter in Wichita. 
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. A longtime employee of Lear Jet Corp. in Wichita, he retired as a manager in 1981.
After living in Wichita for many years, the Bests moved to Grenola when he retired. He had also lived in Cedar Vale and Howard earlier in his life.
Best was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Odd Fellows Lodge, both of Grenola, and Hope Lodge 155 AF&AM of Howard. He was an active member of the Grenola United Methodist Church and devoted many hours to the recent church construction.
Survivors include his wife, Fern Best, Grenola; two sons, William LeRoy "Bill" Best Jr., Wichita, and Gary Best, Belle Plaine; a daughter, Sheila Jo Orr, Wichita; a brother, Donald Best, Wichita; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Carroll W. Poovey
Carroll W. Poovey, 72, of Winfield, formerly of Oxford, died Nov. 19, 1996, in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home in Oxford. The Rev. Danny Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight.
Memorials have been established with Oxford Friendship Meals and Good Samaritan Village in Winfield. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Poovey was born Jan. 8, 1924, near Belle Plaine, the son of Elmer and Carolyn (Hinkley) Poovey. He and Betty Alley were married in 1943. 
In 1987 he retired from Boeing after many years of service.
He was a lifelong Oxford area resident until he and his wife moved to Winfield in 1995. He entered Good Samaritan Village on Aug. 9.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Poovey, Winfield; a son, Tim Poovey, Duncanville, Texas; three daughters, Marcia Lopeman, Altoona, Debbie Allison, Lindsborg, and Betty Eklund, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada; two brothers, Bill Poovey and Boyd Poovey, both of Oxford; a sister, Necia May Warren, Arkansas City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Richard W. Flower
Richard W. Flower , 75, retired owner and operator of Flower's Grocery in Winfield, died Nov. 19, 1996, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. 
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Flower was born Jan. 20, 1921, at Udall, the son of Charley and Rose (Meyers) Flower. In 1927 the family moved to Winfield where he was raised and educated. A 1938 graduate of Winfield High School, he worked as a young man for Bert Deck Printing in Winfield and Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita.
On May 25, 1939, he married Dorothy M. "Dot" Grayson in Winfield, where they lived throughout their marriage.
A World War II veteran, Flower served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific Theatre.
Flower then returned to Winfield and employment at Boeing. He also worked for Consolidated Flour Mill in Winfield before purchasing his business, Flower's Grocery Store, at 904 E. Fourth, in 1955. The Flowers owned and operated the business until retiring in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Flower, Winfield; a son, James C. Flower, Santa Fe, N.M.; three brothers, Edwin C. Flower, Keith M. Flower and William Lee Flower, all of Winfield; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Edward Franklin Judd Sr.
DEXTER - Edward Franklin Judd Sr., 81, of Dexter, longtime Dexter and Maple City area resident, died Nov. 21, 1996, in Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in Dexter Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the Dexter Community Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Judd was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Barnard to Harry Wilson and Rebecca Pearl (Murphy) Judd. He attended Barnard area schools before moving to Arkansas City as a youth. As a young man he worked for Newman's Department Store in Arkansas City.
Judd served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and the South Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He then returned to Cowley County where he farmed near Maple City. He was also employed by Henry's Candy in Dexter for many years and had worked for Skyline Corp. in Arkansas City.
On June 18, 1984, he married Thelma M. Radcliff in Winfield. 
He was formerly affiliated with the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Radcliff Judd, Dexter; a son, Edward Franklin Judd Jr., Arkansas City; a brother, Kenneth Judd, Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Catherine Bland, Arkansas City, and Pearl Turner, Bella Vista, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth Forth
ARKANSAS CITY - Elizabeth Matilda Forth, 87, of Arkansas City, died Nov. 20, 1996, at her home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hawks Funeral Home. Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
A memorial has been established with SCCS Home Heath and Hospice Professional Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Forth was born Oct. 9, 1909, in Fairbury, Neb., the daughter of Zachariah Robert and Adah (Larsen) McHenry. 
In 1927 she married Ray O. Moore in Garnett. They later moved to Arkansas City. 
In 1942 she married Charles Edward Forth in Los Angeles, after which they returned to Arkansas City. He died in 1958.
For many years, Forth worked as a clerk in various Arkansas City stores: McClellans, Montgomery Ward and P.A. Sewing Co. She also worked for Dillons in both Arkansas City and Winfield before her 1971 retirement.
Forth was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Rhodes, Hollister, Mo., and Norma Jean Benjamin, Lancaster, Calif.; three stepsons, Virgil Forth, Lindsey, Calif., Charles Forth Jr., Bartlesville, Okla., and Robert Forth, Highlandville, Mo.; a brother, Melvin McHenry, Muskegon, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Eva Bayne
WICHITA - Eva Compton Bayne, 84, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Nov. 22, 1996, in her home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Fulton will officiate. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established at Southwestern College as the Virgil A. and Eva Compton Bayne Chemistry Scholarship.
Bayne was born Feb. 2, 1912, in Winfield to Samuel E. and Cynthia (Hart) Compton. She was a graduate of Winfield High School, attended Southwestern College and graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
On Aug. 6, 1939, she married Virgil A. Bayne in El Dorado. He died in 1985.
Shortly after World War II, the Baynes purchased the Wagon Master's House, built in 1853 along the Santa Fe Trail, in Shawnee. Bayne furnished the house with antiques of the period. While in Shawnee, she also worked to establish the Shawnee Library and was elected a Republican committeewoman.
In 1966 she moved to New York City and became head librarian for Dell Publishing Co. She retired in 1977. After retirement, she lived in both New York City and Wichita, selling antiques with her sister.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Bayne Bradburn, and a sister, Grace Colvin, both of Wichita, and a sister-in-law, Carol Compton, of Winfield.

Jerald Lewis
Jerald L. Lewis, 59, of Route 1, Winfield, area route representative for Dr. Pepper-7-Up Bottling Co., died Nov. 21, 1996, in Oxford.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Lewis was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Winfield, the son of Murl and Beulah (Orand) Lewis. Raised and educated in the Winfield community, he attended Winfield High School.
On Jan. 8, 1955, he married Marcia May in Newkirk, Okla. They lived in Winfield throughout their marriage.
Lewis was employed locally by McGregor Hardware and Oklahoma Tire & Supply Co. He went to work for the Dr. Pepper-7-Up Bottling Co. in Ponca City, Okla., during the 1960s and had served as route representative for more than 30 years.
A lifelong Winfield resident, he was affiliated with Grandview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia Lewis, Winfield; three sons, Gerald Steven Lewis and Tom Lewis, both of Winfield, and Mark Lewis, Dexter; two daughters, Brenda Ferguson and Wanda McCullough, and his mother, Beulah Stephens, all of Winfield; a sister, Kay Wells, Mountain Home, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.


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