ARKANSAS CITY - Vera Jean McIntosh, 78, of Arkansas City, died Dec.
26, 1997, at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilmot Cemetery.
The Rev. John Stone will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
McIntosh was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Valley Center, to Lawrence and
Quinta (Coffey) Moore. For several years she had lived in the Norwich area
where she had been a cook in local restaurants.
On May 12, 1982, she married James A. McIntosh in Mountain Home, Ark.
They moved to California and later to the Winfield area. For the past four
years they have lived in Arkansas City.
They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States.
Survivors include her husband, Jim McIntosh, Arkansas City; two stepsons,
Scott McIntosh, Hendron, Va., and Steve McIntosh, Torrence, Calif.; and
WILMOT - Services for Vera Jean McIntosh were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 29,
1997, in Wilmot Cemetery. The Rev. John Stone officiated.
Casket bearers were Paul Doolittle, David Topper, Jim Schleckht, Heath
Schleckht, George Smith and Richard Kennedy.
Hawks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Nichols, 83, a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Winfield,
died Dec. 25, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery.
The Rev. Earnest McClure will officiate.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Second Baptist Church. Contributions
may be made at the church or the funeral home.
Nichols was born July 9, 1914, in Spiro, Okla., to Jesse and Ida (Gardner)
Greer. Educated in Oklahoma public schools, she moved to Kansas as a young
She married Harry Nichols who died July 8, 1979.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and was formerly affiliated
with Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Winfield.
Survivors include a brother, Raleigh Greer, Winfield; two nieces and
a nephew and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ronald Jon Gunther
Ronald Jon Gunther, 49, of Winfield, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997,
at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center, Arkansas City.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral
Home in Arkansas City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Winfield, at
a later date.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions
may be made through the funeral home.
Gunther was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Chicago to Clarence E. and Una (Brandseth)
Gunther. He was raised and educated in Chicago and Glenview, Ill.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy.
On June 12, 1981, he married Wilma Morgan in Arkansas City. The couple
made their home in Winfield. She preceded him in death on June 4, 1996.
Gunther worked on oil rigs and later at the Rubbermaid plant in Winfield.
He retired several years ago due to poor health.
Survivors include his stepsons, Randy, Norman, Gary and Daryl Morgan;
and brothers Chuck Gunther of Satsuma, Fla., and John Gunther of Tomahawk,
Mabel R. Kennedy, 87, of 1220 E. 12th, Winfield, died Dec. 26, 1997,
at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service.
The Rev. Ron Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church in
Winfield. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Kennedy was born Dec. 11, 1910, near Hillsboro, Texas, to Millard F.
and Annie M. (Brown) Barnes. She graduated from Itasca (Texas) High School
in 1929. As a young woman she was employed as a saleswoman for Francis
General Merchandise Store in Itasca and later at the W.A. Green & Co.
Department store in Dallas.
She met O.Q. Kennedy in Texas, where he was employed in railroad work,
and they were married June 16, 1940, in Winfield. They made their first
home in Winfield, and she attended Southwestern College.
Kennedy was employed in real estate sales and interior decorating for
a number of years. She also worked for J.C. Penney Co. and later at Brown-McDonald
Department Store and Kerr's in Winfield.
In 1947, the Kennedys moved to a ranch near Poplar Bluff, Mo., and
she was employed as manager of the Poplar Bluff Wal-Mart.
They returned to Winfield in 1975. Her husband died Jan. 22, 1985.
Kennedy was a member of the First Christian Church in Winfield for
56 years. She was a worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Missouri
and Rainbow mother advisor of Queen City Chapter 138 OES of Winfield. She
was a 50-year member of OES in 1993.
Kennedy was also past president of the Social Order of Beauceant and
a 50-year member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Arkansas City.
Survivors include a sister, Agnes Day, Fort Worth, Texas.
BURDEN - Ross B. Triplett, 88, lifelong Burden resident, died Dec.
26, 1997, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service
in Winfield. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and until service
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church in Burden.
Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Triplett was born March 24, 1909, near Cambridge, to Herbert Earl and
Lena Alice (Peninger) Triplett. When Ross was four, the family moved to
a farm west of Burden where he was raised. He was educated in Burden schools
and began farming with his father as a young man.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a cook.
Following discharge he returned to the Burden area and in 1948 moved into
Burden where he cared for his parents.
In 1960 he married Geraldine Harrod. She died Feb. 28, 1988.
During the late 1950s, he began employment as a janitor for the Burden
schools. He retired from USD 462 following nearly 20 years of service.
A member of the First Baptist Church of Burden, he was also affiliated
with American Legion Post 10 in Winfield.
Survivors include two brothers, Leroy Triplett, Bossier City, La.,
and Don Triplett, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two sisters, Edra Gray and
Doris Guapo, both of Wichita.
Services for Emma Lee Thompson, 91, who died Dec. 21, 1997, were held
at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev.
Fred Houston officiated. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery at Grenola.
Casket bearers were Mike Arbuckle, Jim Futhey, Armand Hillier, Lindy
Johnson, Carl Jordan, Dick Jordan, Mike Lee, Mike Miller, Harold Rhodes,
Mike Rutter, Clayton Schul, Rollin Stegelman and Hal Wilson.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church.
ARKANSAS CITY - Jean C. Lough, 71, former mayor of Arkansas City, died
Dec. 27, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. Thomas Clymer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church,
Arkansas City Salvation Army and Cowley County Community College Endowment
Association for the promotion of cultural arts. Contributions can be made
through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Lough was born June 30, 1926, in Arkansas City, to Robert R. and Edith
(Warnick) Cox. She was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas
City High School in 1944.
She continued her education at Northwestern University where she received
her undergraduate degree in history and music. She then attended the University
of Colorado where she received a master's degree in music.
Lough was a homemaker and a former substitute teacher for the local
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had served as
a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member.
She served two terms as city commissioner, from 1971 to 1975 and from
1991 to 1995, and served as mayor during both terms. She served on the
Strother Field Commission during the same periods, including one year as
Other boards she served on include those of the Salvation Army from
1973 to the present; the library; Arkansas City Memorial Hospital from
1971 to 1975; the Arkansas City Community Health Foundation; United Way;
Cowley County Community College Cultural Arts Committee; Tiger Booster
Club and CCCC Endowment Association. She was one of the founders of Leadership
Ark City, and she received the Harry Long Award from the Salvation Army.
Survivors include a son, Jon Lough, Woodland Park, Colo.; two daughters,
Terri Morrow, Arkansas City, and Becky Lassiter, Topeka; a sister, Anne
Clark, River Ranch, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Retired Lt. Col. H. Allen "Red" Graham, 78, of Tucson,
died of a heart attack Dec. 27, 1997, while attending an Arizona-New Mexico
Graham was a 25-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his mother, Laura Graham, Cumbernauld Village, Winfield;
and a brother, Hugh Graham.
Service arrangements will be announced.
AUSTIN, Texas - Madeline Cochrum Harris, 82, of Austin, formerly of
Winfield, died Dec. 23, 1997.
Services were held Dec. 26 in Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel in Austin. Burial
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor and
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd in Austin. Donations can be sent to the church at 2206 Exposition,
Austin, TX 78703.
Harris was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Winfield, to G. Wesley and Alma Inez
(Lindley) Cochrum. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1932.
After graduating from Southwestern College in 1936, she was a high
school teacher in Sterling. She also completed post-graduate studies at
Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia and the University of Colorado
in Boulder. She later taught in Liberal, Newton, Great Falls, Mont., Winfield
and the Philippines.
In 1936 she met William F. Harris whom she married in Wichita on Aug.
8, 1938. Following her husband's entrance into the military, she accompanied
him to many places, including Weathersfield, England, Wiesbaden, Germany,
Paris, France, and the Philippines. The Harris family had resided in Austin
Survivors include her husband, William Harris, Austin, and a son, William
E. Harris, Lubbock, Texas.
Services for Melvin Weathers, 87, who died Dec. 25, 1997, were held
at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick
Hathaway officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Rod Bonesteel, Taton, Tyson, Chris and Cam Weathers
and Brandon, Greg and Michael Jordan.
Services for Clarice Lorene Kittelson, 79, who died Dec. 24, 1997,
were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev.
Steve Souther officiated. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Organist was June Vasey. Vocalist was Christine Muret.
Memorials have been established with the Diabetes Association, First
Presbyterian Church and William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Wayne Wyckoff, 95, who died Dec. 23, 1997, were held at
10 a.m. Dec. 27 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Jerre Nolte
officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
ARKANSAS CITY - Berniece M. Rowland, 87, of Arkansas City, died Dec.
27, 1997, at Medicalodge East Health Care Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral
Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in Braman Cemetery in Braman, Okla. Brother
Jim Littlefield will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Rowland was born May 27, 1910, in Braman to Charles and Ella (Doyal)
Bridges. She was raised and educated in Braman. On June 16, 1929, she married
Foster P. Rowland in Braman.
Rowland worked as a machinist for Boeing Aircraft Co. during World
War II. She and her husband moved to a ranch near Cedar Vale after the
war and into Arkansas City in 1959. She worked for the F.W. Woolworth store
for seven years and later as clerk and alterations person for Litwin's
for 21 years. She retired in 1987 but continued to do alterations in her
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and Willing Workers
Sunday school class.
Survivors include two sisters, Rebecca Busby, Blackwell, Okla., and
Pauline Jennings, Plainville.
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Dorothy M. Branson Gray, 75, of Ponca City, formerly
of Enid, Okla., and Dexter, died Dec. 27, 1997, at her home.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral
Service. Cremation has been effected.
A memorial has been established with Hospice of Ponca City. Contributions
can be made through the funeral service.
Gray was born Sept. 26, 1922, at St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield, to
George L. and Iva B. (Parsons) Branson. She was raised near Dexter and
educated in Winfield. She graduated in 1940 from Winfield High School and
attended Southwestern College and later Emporia State College.
On Jan. 25, 1942, she married James W. Gray at the Branson ranch. During
World War II, she taught in rural Dexter schools.
Following the war, the Grays resided in Enid. They moved to Kansas
City in 1957 and later lived in Atlanta, Ga., before returning to Enid
in 1970. They owned and operated a clothing store in Enid until they retired
in 1984 and moved to Marble Falls, Texas. They had resided in Ponca City
Gray was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Chapter
FC of P.E.O., both of Ponca City. She was also affiliated with the Oklahoma
Delta Chapter of Delta Theta Chi sorority for over 50 years.
A life member of Chapter 6 Order of Eastern Star of Dexter, she had
also been an active member of the Garden Study Club, Junior Welfare League,
XYZ Club and American Business Club, all of Enid; and the Kansas City Music
Club and the Mothers' Club of the Youth Symphony of the Heart of America
in Kansas City.
She did volunteer work for the American Red Cross in Enid and Kansas
City and for St. Mary's and Bass Memorial hospitals in Enid.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Gray, Ponca City; and a sister,
Jean E. Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo.
A son, George Branson Gray, died June 22, 1986.
ARKANSAS CITY - Donald Andrew Rausch, 71, of Arkansas City, died Dec.
29, 1997, at his residence.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Guy Rendoff will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Rausch was born Jan. 4, 1926, to Bernard A. and Thelma E. (Maib) Rausch
in Arkansas City. He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1944.
In January 1944 Rausch entered the U.S. Navy. He served during World
War II in the Asiatic Pacific around the Aleutian Islands and received
four medals, including the Victory Medal, during his service.
A Southwestern Bell employee for over 40 years, he retired Feb. 23,
Rausch was a member of American Legion Shelton Beaty Post 18, Spencer
Ralston Post 1254 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Southwestern Bell
Survivors include a son, Don Rausch, San Diego; two daughters, Barbara
Elliott, Winfield, and Peggy Rausch, San Diego; six grandchildren and one
YUMA, Ariz. - Arthur Dwain Depew, 72, longtime resident of Moline,
died Dec. 27, 1997, at his winter home in Yuma.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Moline United Methodist
Church. The Revs. Gerald Manley, John Foust and Larry Bowyer will officiate.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Ferguson-Speese American
Legion Post 388 in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.
A memorial has been established with Moline United Methodist Church.
Contributions can be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
Depew was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Grenola to Loren A. and Iva Louise
(Shrader) Depew. He attended Grenola schools and graduated from Grenola
High School in 1942.
During World War II, he was stationed in England with the U.S. Navy.
On March 7, 1945, he married Joan Nettleship in Denaby Main, Yorkshire
County, England. After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Grenola
and then Moline a little later.
Depew was employed in the grocery business in Moline for 41 years.
The couple owned and operated the Moline Food Market before their retirement
Depew was a member of the Moline Chamber of Commerce and Moline Volunteer
Fire Department and past president of the Moline Lions Club. He was a life
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past commander and chaplain
of Ferguson-Speese American Legion Post. He was also a longtime member
of the Moline United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Depew, Moline; a son, Les Depew, Manhattan;
a brother, Fred Depew, Winfield; and two granddaughters.
Services for Ross B. Triplett, 88, who died Dec. 26, 1997, were held
at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The
Rev. Art Hays officiated. Military rites were conducted by Winfield American
Legion Post 10 in Burden Cemetery.
Vocal music included "The Old Rugged Cross," "Amazing Grace" and "Go
Rest High on That Mountain."
Honorary casket bearers were Ron Cannon, John Glass, Jim Gray, Mike
Guapo, Carrol Harris, Kenny Harrod and Doug Triplett.
Casket bearers were Jon Cannon, Larry Gray, Randy Guapo, Richard Havner,
John Lawson and Bill Triplett.
A memorial has been established with the Burden First Baptist Church.
GREELEY, Colo. - Jennie Sanford Parker, 78, of Greeley, formerly of
Winfield, died Dec. 28, 1997, at North Colorado Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the University
Friends Church, 1840 University, Wichita. Allnutt Funeral Service, Greeley,
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc., 313 S. Market, Wichita,
KS 67202, and Burden United Methodist Church, Burden, KS 67019.
Parker was born June 20, 1919, in Emporia, to Jasper Newton and Mary
Frances (Robinson) Sanford. She graduated from Emporia High School, College
of Emporia, Friends University and Earlham School of Religion in Richmond,
On Feb. 14, 1943, she married W. Keith Parker in Emporia. He died April
A resident of Winfield and Wichita for over 40 years, she was employed
at Friends University, John Hancock and Aetna insurance companies and Hospice
Inc., all in Wichita. Parker moved to Greeley two years ago.
She was a member of University Friends Church in Wichita.
Survivors include two sons, Don G. Parker, Boulder, Colo., and Bruce
K. Parker, Greeley, Colo.; a daughter, Sheila P. Ratzlaff, Winfield; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. - Edward Franklin "Ed" Duncan, 81, formerly of Arkansas
City, died Dec. 26, 1997, at his home in Gardnerville.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home,
Arkansas City. The Rev. Steve Chambers will officiate. Burial will be in
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight, 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday
and before service time Friday.
Memorials have been established with Central Christian Church and the
Arkansas City Lions Club-Ed Duncan Park. Contributions may be made through
the funeral home.
Duncan was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Arkansas City, to William Harrison
and Marion Luella (Phillips) Duncan. He spent most of his life in Arkansas
City but also lived in Cushing, Okla., Oklahoma City and Waynoka, Okla.,
and with his son in Newbury Park, Calif., and Gardnerville, Nev., for the
past six years.
On June 14, 1941, he married Betty Mae Lawton in Oklahoma City. She
preceded him in death June 23, 1991.
Duncan served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World
War II and remained on active duty until 1946. His naval career took him
to Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, New Guinea
and Japan. He later participated in the U.S. Naval Reserve and retired
with 31 years of service.
Duncan was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 21 years
before retiring in 1976.
A lifetime member of Shelton-Beaty American Legion Post 18 and Spencer-Ralston
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, he was also a member of Central Christian
Church and Crescent Lodge 133 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, all of
He was a member of Lions Club, first in Arkansas City and later in
Carson, Nev. He was inspired by the goals of the Lions' "Sight First" campaign
and was responsible for sponsoring more than 25 Melvin Jones fellowships.
The Ark City club renamed Lions Park the Arkansas City Lions Club-Ed
Duncan Park in November 1995. In April 1997, the Carson Valley Lions Club
honored Duncan with a life membership in the Lions Eye Foundation in California
Survivors include twin sons, F. Dee Duncan, Allendale, N.J., and E.
Lee Duncan, Gardnerville, Nev.; a daughter, Denise Duncan, Winfield; four
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
TUCSON - Retired Lt. Col. H. Allen Graham, United States Air Force,
died Dec. 27, 1997, in Arizona.
Services were at 2 p.m. today at Adair Funeral Home with burial in
East Lawn Palms Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association,
5325 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712.
Graham was born May 31, 1919, in Winfield, to Harold Alexander and
Laura (Zweibel) Graham.
He attended Kansas State University before becoming an Army Air Force
pilot. He graduated at Kelly Field in 1941 and flew throughout World War
II in the Pacific Theater.
During his military career he was head of production for the B-52 project.
He attended the Staff and Command School at Fort Leavenworth and the Air
Force School of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. He retired in 1966 as vice
base commander at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
Following his retirement, Graham continued his education and served
in administrative positions at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksbury
and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Terrell Graham, and a son, Terrell
A. Graham, both of Tucson; a daughter, Sherrie Graham Perkins, Greenville,
Texas; his mother, Laura Graham, and a brother, Hugh W. Graham, both of
Winfield; a sister, Patricia Graham Fuller, Bellevue, Wash.; and three
Services for Mabel Richie Kennedy, 87, who died Dec. 26, 1997, were
held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service.
The Revs. Roger Guy and Ron Keith officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Kathy Waite sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Just a Closer Walk with
Thee." Bwana Drennan was the organist.
Casket bearers were Alfred Barnes, Ben Holman, Jesse Kindred, David
Knapp, Basil Ross and Wayne Rush.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church.
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Juanita Faye Moore, 61, of Warrensburg, formerly
of Winfield, died Dec. 29, 1997, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren
Funeral Home in Warrensburg. The Rev. Alex Wales will officiate. Burial
will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.
Casket bearers will be Dennis Ray Baker, Bob Hutton, John Meyer, Richard
A. Petsch, Bob Ulrich and Rowland West.
Friends may call anytime after noon today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Johnson County Hospice
or the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and may be sent to the
Moore was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Winfield, to Freddy Earl and Evelyn
Wanita (Wood) Coon.
On June 30, 1961, she married Jack D. Moore in Winfield. He died May
Moore was office manager and assistant administrator of a health care
firm in Warrensburg. She moved to Warrensburg in 1969.
She was a member of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Warrensburg
Survivors include two sons, Alan E. Moore, Springfield, Mo., and Eric
L. Moore, Warrensburg; a daughter, Kristy L. Moore, Warrensburg; her mother,
Evelyn Coon, Winfield; three brothers, Kenneth Coon, Temple, Texas, Don
Coon, Dexter, and Leon Coon, Winfield; and three grandchildren.
James Howard Moon, 93, a longtime resident of Route 4, Winfield, died
Dec. 31, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus
A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Tisdale United Methodist
Church. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Tisdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.
A memorial has been established with Tisdale United Methodist Church.
Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Moon was born June 22, 1904, in Winfield, to Laban Elihu and Annie
(Brooks) Moon. He was raised in the Tisdale community and attended Frog
Hollow rural school.
Moon was a longtime farmer and rancher in the Tisdale area. He and
his brother, Harold, also owned and operated Moon Brothers Trucking for
a number of years.
On June 11, 1944, he married Nancy Jane Swartz at Tisdale. She died
May 20, 1973.
On July 9, 1977, he married Ruth Brooks at Ponca City, Okla.
Moon was a member of Tisdale United Methodist Church.He had been a
member of the Frog Hollow School Board and supported many community activities.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Moon, Winfield; three sons, George
Moon, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Roger Moon, Winfield, and Laban Moon, Independence;
a stepdaughter, Anna Mae Wiesenburger, Mesa, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.
PIEDMONT - James Cornell "Jim" Rader, 90, lifelong resident of Elk
County, died Jan. 1, 1998, at his home near Piedmont.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard
with the Rev. Don Harper officiating. Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge
A memorial has been established with the Salvation Army. Contributions
can be left at the funeral home.
Rader was born July 5, 1907, southeast of Piedmont, to Robert Lee and
Hannah Annas (Cornell) Rader. He attended Elk Valley Rural School and was
raised northwest of Howard.
In 1922, he began full-time work in the oil field on the family farm
and continued this work for more than 38 years. Rader was also a carpenter,
electrician, plumber and mechanic and raised cattle.
Rader married Helen Lucile Hart Aug. 24, 1927, at Eureka. She died
March 2, 1993.
Survivors include two sons, James C. Rader Jr. of Piedmont and Richard
Rader of Eudora; a daughter, Colleen Mapes, Tuscon, Ariz.; seven grandchildren,
one step-grandchild, seven great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
McCRACKEN - Everall King Mason, 85, of McCracken, formerly of Longton,
died Dec. 31, 1997, at his home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church
in Longton. The Rev. Gerald Manley will officiate, and burial will be in
Longton Cemetery. Services were also held today at the McCracken United
Memorials have been established with the emergency medical service
and the United Methodist Church, both at McCracken. Contributions can be
left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Mason was born Aug. 2, 1912, at Chautauqua, to Melvin and Margaret
On Dec. 12, 1939, he married Sylvia May Kimzey at Howard. They lived
in Longton for several years before moving to McCracken in the mid-1950s.
Mason was employed by Golden Belt Telephone Co. for many years.
Mason was a member of the First Baptist Church in Longton and American
Legion Post 58 in McCracken.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Mason, McCracken; a son, Robert
Mason, Hugoton; a daughter, Carolyn Slavin, Coffeyville; two sisters, Christine
Jackson, Coffeyville, and Carol Ewen, Mims, Fla.; four grandchildren and