Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1998

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Nora Jacobs
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. - Nora A. Jacobs, 88, of Town and Country, died Dec. 28, 1997, in St. Louis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Latham Cemetery. The Rev. R.A. Pefley will officiate. Gerber Chapel of Webster Groves, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Jacobs was born Dec. 12, 1909, at Pawtucket, R.I..
She and her husband, Richard Jacobs, owned a grocery store in Latham, Kan., from 1976 to 1978. They continued to live in Latham until 1997.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Jacobs, Town and Country; two sons, Bud Lyttle, Grand Junction, Colo., and Douglas Jacobs, Webster Groves, Mo.; a sister, Eva Howard, Oakridge, Ky.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Clara Chilcott
WICHITA - Clara B. Chilcott, 89, of Wichita, formerly of Atlanta, died Jan. 2, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 tonight. 
A memorial has been established with the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Chilcott was born Dec. 28, 1908, at Parsons, to David and Minnie (Hankins) Holbert. She was raised and educated in Parsons before moving to Manhattan during her freshman year of high school.
On Feb. 7, 1925, she married Ralph D. Chilcott in Junction City. They made their first home in Manhattan and lived in various Kansas communities before moving to their farm near Atlanta in 1947. Her husband died in 1970.
Chilcott moved into Atlanta in 1976 and resided there until moving to the Wichita and Derby area in 1993.
A resident of the Atlanta community for over 45 years, she was a longtime member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Donald R. Chilcott, Shell Knob, Mo., Virgil C. Chilcott, Sequim, Wash., Fred E. Chilcott and Stan N. Chilcott, both of Atlanta, and Ed G. Chilcott, Marion; a sister, Esther Baker, Stevensville, Mont.; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Earl Bailey
VICI, Okla. - Allen Earl Bailey, 55, of Vici, formerly of Winfield and Oxford, died Jan. 2, 1998, at Okmulgee, Okla. 
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene in Vici. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Vici. Shaw Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bailey was born June 29, 1942, in Shattuck, Okla., to Allen and Loyet (Wingo) Bailey. He resided on the family farm near Vici throughout his childhood and graduated from Vici High School in 1960.
From 1963 to 1965, Bailey served with the U.S. Army as a heavy weapons infantry specialist. He served with the Army Reserve until 1969.
On Oct. 29, 1967, he married Hazel (Redden) Lowe in Arkansas City. They resided in Wichita from 1967 to 1968 while he worked for Cessna Aircraft. The family lived in Oxford from 1968 to 1971 while he worked for Gordon Piatt and Webster Manufacturing in Winfield. They lived in Winfield from 1971 to 1981.
He graduated from Cowley County Community College in 1974 with a degree in welding.
The Baileys moved to the family farm at Vici in 1981. He worked as a truck driver and a welder and in the oil field.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Bailey, Vici; three sons, James Sharbutt, Sedgwick; David Lowe, Winfield, and Mark Bailey, Dodge City; a daughter, Shelly Shaw, Dodge City; a brother, Jerry Bailey, Vici; two sisters, Norine Greenwood, Jones, Okla., and Lois Gross, Arkansas City; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

Dorothy Gray
Memorial services for Dorothy Branson Gray, 75, who died Dec. 27, 1997, were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 3 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Denny Hook officiated. 
Vocal music included "In the Garden," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Private burial services will be held later in Burden Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice of Ponca City, Okla.

Howard Moon
Services for James Howard Moon, 93, who died Dec. 31, 1997, were held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Tisdale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Quentin Bennett officiated. Burial was held at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 in Tisdale Cemetery. 
Special vocal music was performed by Arlan and Wilma Anglemyer. Keith Anglemyer was the organist.
Casket bearers were Arden, Garth, Geoffrey, Kelly, Rory and York Moon.
A memorial has been established with the Tisdale United Methodist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Carter
HOWARD - Hazel Carter, 99, longtime resident of Howard, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Howard Twilight Manor.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard. The Rev. Marty Dewitt will officiate.
A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church in Howard. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Carter was born Dec. 23, 1898, on a farm west of Howard, to John Edward and Arminta (Maloney) Barnaby. She attended Baynor rural school southwest of Howard and graduated from Howard High School in 1917. After completing normal school training, she taught at Baynor rural school for several years.
On April 2, 1922, she married Robert Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Carter in Howard. They lived on a farm south of Howard until moving to Maryland in 1942. She was employed by the United States Civil Service Commission until returning to Howard in July 1959.
Her husband died Feb. 11, 1968.
Carter was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Carter-Rader Post 149 and a life member of Columbia Chapter 142 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include a daughter, Catharine Riggs, Olathe; a sister, Opal Clark, Howard; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Jill Anderson
HOWARD - Mary "Jill" VanBuskirk Anderson, 72, of Howard Twilight Manor, formerly of Moline, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 
In accordance with her request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. 
A memorial has been established with the Elk County Council on Aging. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Anderson was born Feb. 1, 1925, north of Longton, to Harold and Winifred Etta (Sprague) VanBuskirk. Jill, as she was known, was named Florene Mary VanBuskirk at birth and was known as Mary Jill VanBuskirk Anderson during her later years. Her grandparents, Flora and Perry Sprague, raised her on their farm near Busby, north of Longton. She attended rural Elk County schools and graduated from Longton High School in 1942.
On Nov. 19, 1945, she married Luther Max Anderson in Wichita. Their marriage ended several years later. 
For many years, Anderson lived in the Baltimore, Md., area where she was employed by Dart Drug as an executive secretary. In 1985 she returned to Kansas and made her home in Moline. She recently entered Howard Twilight Manor.
Survivors include a sister, Darlene Bruner, Moline; three nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew.

Dale Gordon
ATLANTA - Dale A. Gordon, 68, lifelong Atlanta resident, died Jan. 5, 1998, at Via Christi Rehabilitation Center-Lourdes Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials have been established with the Atlanta Community Building Fund and the Atlanta First Responders. Contributions can be made through the Citizens Bank of Kansas in Atlanta or the funeral home.
Gordon was born Aug. 16, 1929, near Atlanta, to William E. and Belva L. (Lanier) Gordon. Raised in the Atlanta area, he received his early education in the Omnia rural school and graduated from Atlanta High School in 1947.
He was employed for several years on an oil field crew for Harvey Blair Oil Co. and began farming near Atlanta in 1950.
On June 9, 1952, he married Alta Totman in Winfield. They had lived and worked on the family farm throughout their 45 years of marriage.
Gordon attended the Atlanta Christian Church and was affiliated with the Kansas and Oklahoma Gas and Steam Engine Association. 
Survivors include his wife, Alta Gordon, Atlanta; a son, Randy Gordon, Burden; a daughter, Gloria Ulbrich, Winfield; and three grandchildren.

Leo Ternes
Leo M. Ternes, 72, of 609 Manning, Winfield, died Jan. 4, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway Springs. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Oblate Fathers, Belleville, Ill., and the Winfield Veterans of Foreign Wars. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Ternes was born April 1, 1925, at Goddard, to Albert and Clara (Stuhlsatz) Ternes. He was a disabled Marine veteran of World War II.
On April 10, 1947, he married Irene Ricke in Conway Springs. She died Nov. 5, 1973.
In 1988 he married Anna Schmidt in Conway Springs. They had lived in Winfield since July 1996. 
Ternes was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Conway Springs and the Winfield Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Ternes, Winfield; three sons, James Edward Ternes, Deeth, Nev., Roger Lee Ternes, Wichita, and Kenneth Lee Ternes, Derby; a daughter, Linda L. Reed, Olathe; four brothers, Jake Ternes, Wendell Ternes and Francis Ternes, all of Conway Springs, and the Rev. Cletus Ternes, Praang, Philippines; four sisters, Lucille Ricke and Sister Mary Beth Ternes, both of Wichita, Marie Prilliman, Conway Springs, and Clara Ricke, Wellington; two stepsons, Roy Watkins and David Watkins, both of Newton; two stepdaughters, Connie Rife, Wheatland, Mo., and Linda Apple, Denison, Texas; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Nona Markley
Nona Jeanne Markley, 64, of 1111 E. Fourth, Winfield, died Jan. 4, 1998, at her home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Ron Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. 
Markley was born June 15, 1933, in Englewood, N.J., to Frank and Opal (Brandt) Walker. 
She graduated from Winfield High School, Chickashea Women's College and Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
On Feb. 23, 1957, she married Arnold "Buck" Markley in Winfield. Until 1997 they lived in Plainville where she was a speech therapist at Plainville High School. The Markleys moved to Winfield in 1997.
She was a member of the Christian Church, the Daughters of the Nile and P.E.O. 
Survivors include her husband, Arnold "Buck" Markley, Winfield; two sons, Richard "Rick" Markley, Topeka, and Aaron Markley, Switzerland; a daughter, Lisa David, Hill City; and five grandchildren.

Naomi Townsley
GEUDA SPRINGS - Naomi M. Wright Townsley, 89, of Geuda Springs, died Jan. 5, 1998, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Arkansas City. Pastor Billy Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established with St. Paul United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the church or funeral home.
Townsley was born March 23, 1908, in South Haven, to Charles Kenny and Rosetta Pearl (Havener) Brentlinger. She attended grade school in Hardy, Okla., and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1927.
On Oct. 4, 1932, she married Harvey Marion Wright in Newkirk, Okla. They lived in Arkansas City. He died March 1, 1943.
On July 17, 1944, she married Mike Irving Townsley in Independence. They lived in Arkansas City until 1968 when they moved to Drury. They returned to Arkansas City in 1987. He died March 14, 1988.
Townsley worked at the McClellan and Kress stores in Arkansas City and then at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital before her retirement. 
In 1995 she moved to Geuda Springs to live with her daughter. In 1997 she moved to Medicalodge East.
Townsley was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a church circle.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Harvey Wright and Michael Earl Townsley, both of Arkansas City, and Joseph Lee Wright, Winfield; a daughter, Dorothy Fayann Morse, Geuda Springs; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A son, John Richard "Herky" Wright, preceded her in death.

Sharon Cully
WICHITA - Sharon K. Cully, 51, of Wichita, formerly of Arkansas City, died Jan. 4, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Christian Church in Arkansas City. The Rev. Steven Chambers will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hawks Funeral Home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Cully was born July 5, 1946, in Wichita, a daughter of Charles William and Georgia Illa (Hedrick) Stansbarger. She was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1964. She later attended Cowley County Community College.
On Feb. 12, 1966, she married Marion Cully in Oklahoma.
Cully worked at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital for several years and later was a cook at Johnny T's and the Regency Court restaurants. For the last five years, she had lived in Wichita and worked in the coffee shop of Wesley Medical Center.
Cully had been a member of Central Christian Church in Arkansas City and Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include a son, Darrin Cully, South Haven; two daughters, Diana Weaver, Arkansas City, and Debra Cully, San Leandro, Calif.; her mother, Georgia Stansbarger, Wichita; three brothers, Robert Stansbarger and Ron Stansbarger, both of Arkansas City, and Don Stansbarger, Torrence, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Charles Johnson
ARKANSAS CITY - Charles Arthur Johnson, 41, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 5, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. James "Babe" Standerfer and the Rev. H. Dean LaVelle will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
An education trust for Johnson's daughter, Shawna, has been established with Home National Bank. Contributions can be sent to the bank at P.O. Box 1047, Arkansas City, KS 67005, or the funeral home.
Johnson was born Oct. 23, 1956, in Arkansas City, to Robert Arthur and Lois (Jenkins) Johnson. He was raised in Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1974. He attended Cowley County Community College.
On Feb. 9, 1990, he married Radona (Hale) Davis in Arkansas City. 
From 1975 to 1991, Johnson worked for Safeway grocery store, becoming an assistant manager. He began working for the Kansas Department of Corrections in December 1991 and in 1993 was transferred to the Winfield Correctional Facility where he was a sergeant at the time of his death. 
Johnson was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Radona Johnson, a daughter, Shawna Lee Ann Johnson, a stepson, Justin Davis, a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Davis, and his mother, Lois Johnson, all of Arkansas City; and a sister, Anthie Heller, Derby.

Clara Chilcott
ATLANTA - Services for Clara B. Chilcott were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 1998, in the Atlanta United Methodist Church. The Rev. Julie Craft officiated. Burial was in Leon Cemetery.
Janet Holt was the organist. Ticia Bennett sang "It Took a Miracle" and "Ivory Palaces."
Casket bearers were Cran Chase, Bart, Bret, Scott, Steve and Terry Chilcott, David Clark and Kendle Doll.
A memorial has been established with the Atlanta United Methodist Church.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Kosjer
Mary Kosjer, 68, of Winfield, formerly of Johnstown, Pa., died Dec. 28, 1997, in Wichita.
Services were held Dec. 31 in Johnstown with burial in St. Petkas Cemetery. Dr. Nedeljko Gergerevich officiated.
Kosjer was born April 15, 1929, in Johnstown, to Michael and Anna (Zonin) Meketa. 
Her husband, Nickola Kosjer, died in 1993.
Kosjer was a member of St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church of Wichita.
Survivors include a son, Marcus Kosjer, Winfield; a daughter, Karlane Kosjer, Chevy Chase, Md.; a brother, Michael Meketa, Johnstown, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Miles, Wyoming, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Jill Anderson
HOWARD - Mary "Jill" VanBuskirk Anderson, 72, of Howard Twilight Manor, formerly of Moline, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. 
In accordance with her request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. 
A memorial has been established with the Elk County Council on Aging. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Anderson was born Feb. 1, 1925, north of Longton, to Harold and Winifred Etta (Sprague) VanBuskirk. Jill, as she was known, was named Florene Mary VanBuskirk at birth and was known as Mary Jill VanBuskirk Anderson during her later years. Her mother raised her and her sister at the home of her grandparents, Flora and Perry Sprague, who owned the Busby General Store. Anderson attended rural Elk County schools and graduated from Longton High School in 1942.
On Nov. 19, 1945, she married Luther Max Anderson in Wichita. Their marriage ended several years later. 
For many years, Anderson lived in the Baltimore, Md., area where she was employed by Dart Drug as an executive secretary. In 1985 she returned to Kansas and made her home in Moline. She recently entered Howard Twilight Manor.
Survivors include a sister, Darlene Bruner, Moline; three nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew.

Patricia Kelly
Patricia Ann Kelly, 50, of 117 N. Massachusetts, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1997, at her home.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at Christ the King Catholic Church of Tulsa, Okla. Burial will be in Tulsa.
A memorial has been established with the church's education fund.
Born Jan. 17, 1947, on a U.S. Army Base in Japan, she was the daughter of Richard and Ruby (Campbell) Kelly.
She married John Douglas Fitzpatrick on June 14, 1969, in Minnesota. She had lived in Winfield since August 1997, and had worked as a development officer for Southwestern College. She had previously lived in Denver and Dallas, where she worked for A.B. Hirchfield Press as a sales representative, and in Tulsa.
She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church of Winfield, and a former member of the Christ the King Church of Tulsa. She was a graduate of Lorreto Heights Women's University in Denver.
Survivors include her husband, of Tulsa; a son, Sean Fitzpatrick, also of Tulsa; a daughter, Shannon Fitzpatrick of Denver; two sisters, Penny Manzi of St. Charles, Ill., and Peggy Dempsey of West Palm Beach, Fl.; and her parents.

James Trimble
James I. Trimble, 100, of Winfield, formerly of Oxford, Arkansas City and Ponca City, Okla., died Jan. 10, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, north of Arkansas City.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven. Contributions can be made through the care home or funeral home.
Trimble was born Jan. 3, 1898, at Advance, Ark., to Robert H. and Margie (Rambow) Trimble. Raised and educated in Baxter County, Arkansas, he worked in farming and was employed as a school teacher as a young man. 
On March 3, 1918, he married Verbal Perry in Advance. He owned and operated a country store and the post office in Advance for a number of years and was later employed as a school teacher. The couple resided in Oxford, Medicine Lodge, Ponca City and Arkansas City before moving to Winfield.
Trimble served as a pumper and bookkeeper for Amerada Oil Co. while residing in Oxford and Medicine Lodge. He retired in 1963.
His wife died in 1990. For the past several years, Trimble had resided at Winfield Rest Haven.
He had been a member of the Winfield and Arkansas City Churches of Christ where he served as Bible teacher, elder and choir member.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma June Albright, Salina, 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Two daughters, Mildred Young and Joan Potucek, preceded him in death.

Gertrude Bonewell
Gertrude E. Bonewell, 98, of Walnut Towers in Winfield, died Jan. 11, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital. 
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Holy Name Building Fund.
Bonewell was born Dec. 13, 1899, in Illinois, to Henry and Margaret (Rauch) Drauden. She had lived in Winfield since 1907 and graduated from Winfield High School. For a short time, she taught in a rural school.
On Nov. 18, 1928, she married Arthur Richard Bonewell. He died June 1, 1979. 
Bonewell was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Proto Home Demonstration Unit and the fair association. She attended every Cowley County Fair from 1907 to 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Bonewell, Derby, and Paul Bonewell, Denver; two daughters, Mary Biddle and Lucille Zanardi, and a sister, Margaret Snell, all of Winfield; 31 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Brigitte Sanchez
Brigitte Sanchez, 74, of 903 Elizabeth, Winfield, died Jan. 10, 1998, at Winfield Rest Haven.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Hathaway will officiate. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven.
Sanchez was born May 10, 1924, in Berlin, Germany, to Walter J. and Martha Ida (Grohmann) Honig. She was educated in Germany and worked as a hospital laboratory technician there.
She met Raul Sanchez who was serving in post-war Germany and married him on May 10, 1953. He died Aug. 26, 1982.
A resident of Winfield since 1972, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two cousins in Germany.

Alice Close
LAWRENCE - Alice Marie Close, 93, of Lawrence, formerly of Burden and Winfield, died Jan. 11, 1998, in Lawrence.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Burden Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the service Wednesday.
Close was born Jan. 12, 1904, in Burden, to Clyde Elonza and Lillie Della (Gatton) Goforth.
On April 16, 1930, she married Charles Ivan Close in Winfield. He died Nov. 11, 1965.
On July 1, 1974, she married H.H. "Cy" Elliott in Miami, Okla. He died July 5, 1984.
Close worked as a lab technician at Armour Creameries until it closed in 1955, then as a dietician at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center until she retired in 1969. 
She was a member of Queen City Chapter 138 Order of Eastern Star and the American Association of Retired Persons.
A Winfield resident for most of her life, she moved to Lawrence in 1989.
Survivors include two nephews, Jerry Goforth, Lawrence, and Charles Goforth, Lincoln City, Ill.

Ernest Evans
Ernest J. Evans, 84, of Winfield, formerly of Wellington, died Jan. 9, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita following a short illness. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corbin United Methodist Church. The Revs. Judy Ramsey and Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Corzine Cemetery at Corbin.
Friends may call until 9 tonight at Frank Funeral Home in Wellington.
Memorials have been established with Corbin United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church in Winfield. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Evans was born Aug. 5, 1913, in Alberta, Canada, to Elmer and Myrtle (Neff) Evans. He relocated first to Portland, Ore., then in 1931 to the family farm homesteaded in 1875 by Henry Mitchell near Corbin.
On April 25, 1943, he married Anna Stewart Lepard in Wichita.
Evans was a wheat and dairy farmer until he retired in 1978. In 1993 he and Mrs. Evans moved to Winfield.
Evans was a member of the Hahn School Board, Sumner County District 75, from 1948 to 1968 and a member of the Arkansas City Milk Producers Association from 1945 to 1965, serving many years as chairman of the board and president of the company. 
He was also a member of the Corbin Fire District, Sumner County Hospital District 1, Corbin United Methodist Church, the Sumner County Extension Board and the Downs Township Board. He was a 4-H leader in Sumner County for several years and served on the Sumner County Election Board.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Evans, Winfield; four sons, Erwin Evans, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Albert "Lee" Evans, Winfield, Dwain Evans, Bowdoinham, Maine, and Stanley Evans, Clearwater; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Beryl Brenner
Services for Beryl G. Brenner, 84, who died Jan. 8, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Marshall Schirer officiated. Burial was in Dexter Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Rob Brenner, Gary and Jon Edwards, James, Mark and David McCart and Andrew Norris.
A memorial has been established with Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.

Jo Spidel
Jo A. Spidel, 70, of 1619 Ames, Winfield, died Jan. 13, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Winfield. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Burlingame Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Spidel was born Aug. 20, 1927, at Lyndon, to Richard G. and Gladys (Henley) Hepworth. She was raised and educated in Burlingame.
On June 10, 1948, she married Earl Spidel in Burlingame. They lived in Newton before moving to Winfield in 1970.
Spidel graduated from the University of Kansas and completed her master's degree in special education at Wichita State University.
A special education teacher in the Arkansas City, Wellington and Wichita school districts, she had substituted in special education in Wichita as recently as November 1997. 
Spidel was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Pi Phi sorority at the University of Kansas. She was also a member of the Kansas branch of the National Education Association, Wichita Special Education Association, Winfield Women's Investment Club and Southwestern Faculty Dames Club. 
She collaborated with her sister, Eugenia Berger, to write a textbook on special education. 
Survivors include her husband, Earl Spidel, Winfield; a son, Tom Spidel, Wichita; two daughters, Barbara Smith, Huntsville, Ala., and Jean Marie Brink, Gaeta, Italy; three sisters, Cora Myers, Decatur, Ga., Marion Ruth Jenson, Aptos, Calif., and Eugenia Berger, Littleton, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Seva Cheek
BELLE PLAINE - Seva Cheek, 91, of Belle Plaine, died Jan. 12, 1998, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Belle Plaine United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home until 8 tonight and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Cheek was born July 29, 1906, in Rose Hill to William A. and Nettie (Foster) Crews.
She had been employed by Roy's Rexall Drugs.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Cheek, and two brothers-in-law, Arthur Cheek and Gordon Cheek, all of Belle Plaine.

Esther Mills
Esther Lucille Mills, 85, formerly of 1419 Pine, Winfield, died Jan. 12, 1998, at Good Samaritan Village.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service. Cremation has been effected.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Mills was born Feb. 17, 1912, in New Freeport, Pa., to James C. and Effie May (Black) Ross. The family moved to Drumright, Okla., in 1915 and to Winfield in 1918. Raised and educated in Winfield, she graduated from Winfield High School in 1932. 
She was employed as a saleswoman at Patterson Dress Shop in Winfield during the 1940s and at Boeing Aircraft during World War II. During the late 1940s, she resided in Hugoton, Pratt and Great Bend. 
On June 9, 1950, she married Glenn D. Mills in New Mexico. They resided in McPherson before moving to Winfield in 1957. 
In 1957 Mills began working at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She retired in 1974.
Her husband died in December 1974.
Mills attended the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.

John Bowser
HOWARD - John Lindelow Bowser, 92, formerly of Fall River, died Jan. 12, 1998, at Howard Twilight Manor.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home. The Rev. Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, west of Fall River. Greenwood Lodge 163 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will conduct services.
A memorial has been established with the Masonic Lodge. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Bowser was born March 24, 1905, near Fall River, to John Randell and Mary (Lindelow) Bowser. He attended Hide Out rural school and graduated from Fall River High School in 1923. He also attended a summer semester at Emporia State Teachers College. 
On Sept. 18, 1926, he married Isabella Milessa Noakes in New Albany. They owned and operated the family farm, which had been purchased by his parents in 1891, five miles south of Fall River. 
In August 1991, he moved to Howard Twilight Manor.
A charter member of the Mount Zion Cemetery board, at the time of his death he was an honorary member after serving on the board for 63 years.
Bowser was a past master of Greenwood Lodge 163, AF&AM, at Fall River; had served as district deputy grand master for the Grand Lodge of Kansas; and was a former member of Mistletoe Chapter 35 of the Order of Eastern Star at Fredonia. 
He was active in the local Grange for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Isabella Bowser, Howard; a son, Eugene Bowser, Greeley, Colo.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Virginia Featheringill
Virginia Featheringill, 74, a resident of Focus Developmental Center in Winfield, died Jan. 6, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday.

Virginia Featheringill
Services for Ruth Virginia Featheringill, 74, who died Jan. 6, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center Cemetery. The Rev. Jerre Nolte officiated.
Special vocal music was "Amazing Grace."
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


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