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Gene Manny
G.H. "Gene" Manny, 82, of 1500 E. 10th, A-1, formerly of 18 Lake Park Drive, Winfield, died Jan. 22, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m Monday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church and Hospice Inc. Contributions may be made through the church or the funeral home.
Manny was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Pasadena, Calif., to Homer and Ethel (Graves) Manny. In 1917 the family moved to Kansas and lived in Newton, Halstead and Wichita before moving to Winfield in 1929. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1933 and from Southwestern College in 1937.
He was employed with the John Deere Co. in Denver, Colo., and Hutchinson before returning to work for John Deere in Winfield in 1939. He and his father established Manny Supply in Winfield in 1941.
On Jan. 12, 1941, he married Zoa B. White.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945.
The family business became Manny Hardware in 1949, and in 1967 Gene Manny founded Manny Hearing Aid Co. and Accounting Service. He retired in 1997 due to failing health.
An avid worker and promoter of Winfield interests, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a 50-year member of United Commercial Travelers for whom he served 20 years as secretary and a member and past president of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Manny was president of the Western Retail and Implement Hardware Association in 1958 and also served as director of the Kansas Hearing Aid Association from 1967 to 1971. He was project manager for the Timber Creek Watershed Association for 20 years and a 50-year member of the Southwestern College Alumni Association.
He served as secretary for the Winfield Community Chest (now the United Way), was a member of the Task Force on Closure for Winfield State Hospital & Training Center, served many years as fund raiser for Kansas Special Olympics and served with the Kansas Guardianship Program. He was the First Citizen Award recipient at First National Bank in January 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Zoa Manny, and a daughter, Jennis J. Wilcox, both of Winfield; and two granddaughters. 

Wayne Venters
TULSA, Okla. - Wayne Venters, 58, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Cedar Vale, died Jan. 22, 1998, at his home.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the People's Place.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale has charge of arrangements.
Venters was born Feb. 23,1939, in Russell, to Ed and Irene (Gassett) Venters. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1957.
A resident of Tulsa for nearly 20 years, he worked for Nordstrom Aviation.
He was a member of the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Elaine Venters, Dallas, Texas, Kerrie Lake, Winfield, Kellie McClellan, Wichita, and Elyse Venters, Herrington; his mother, Irene Venters, Cedar Vale; two sisters, Shirley Mills, Sedan, and Sonja Booth, Clearwater; and eight grandchildren. 

Alta Kennedy
Services for Alta S. King Kennedy, 98, who died Jan. 19, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 1998, in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. Lynn Blair officiated. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery.
Special vocal music included "How Great Thou Art," "Farther Along" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."
Honorary casket bearers were the staff and residents of Winfield Rest Haven.
Casket bearers were Paul Cravens, Tom Estes, Bill Johnson, Kirk Kennedy, Troy Kennedy, Eric King, Joel King, Kyle King, Robert Martin King, Triswell King and Clayton Lauffer.
A memorial has been established with Winfield Rest Haven. 

Beaulah Quimby
OXFORD - Beaulah Ellen Quimby, 88, formerly of Ponca City, Okla., died Jan. 22, 1998, at Riverview Manor Nursing Center in Oxford.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Memorial Chapel in Ponca City. Danny Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Ponca City.
Honorary casket bearers will be Leon and Richard Quimby, Rick Totten, Kenny Ellis, Orin Ross, Dale Orr and John Fesler. Casket bearers will be Gary and Mark Quimby, Shane Morris, Russell and Jeremy Hollingsworth and Terry Vanlandingham.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Oxford Friendship Center, 104 S. Sumner.
Quimby was born March 2, 1909, in Woodward, Okla., to William Robert and Sarah Ellen (Crozier) Dougherty. When she was a child, the family moved to Uncas, Okla.
On March 31, 1924, she married George Edwin Quimby in Newkirk, Okla. They lived on a farm near Kaw City before moving to Ponca City in 1977.
A homemaker, Quimby moved to Oxford in 1979 after her husband's death. A daughter, Shirley D. Jones, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Vern E. Quimby, Ames, Okla.; a daughter, Vonda M. Hollingsworth, and a sister, Susie Ingles, both of Ponca City; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. 

Eldred Post
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Eldred E. Post, 78, of Ponca City, formerly of Latham, died Jan. 24, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God in Ponca City. Pastor Thomas Smith will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Casket bearers will be Chris and Chad Taylor, John Post, Lynden Howard, Gerald Boyd and Larry Steele.
Friends may meet with the family from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Grace Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of God, 1101 W. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Post was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Latham, to Oatto Herman and Sada "Sarah" (Gibson) Post. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1937.
His first wife, Phyllis G. (Miller) Post, preceded him in death.
On Dec. 23, 1972, he married Betty J. Bush in Arkansas City, where they established their first home. They moved to Ponca City in 1978. He retired as yard master for Santa Fe Railway.
Post was a member of the First Church of God of Ponca City and had served on its board of directors.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Post, Ponca City; two sons, Richard "Bud" Allen Post, Durand, Mich., and Stephen M. Post, Arkansas City; a daughter, Nancy J. Taylor, Arkansas City; two stepsons, Jerry Kay Myers, Atlanta, Ga., and Kevin J. Jueschke, Lake Charles, La.; a stepdaughter, Jana Blake, Phoenix; two sisters, Gladys Bean, Anthony, and Mabel Brotton, Augusta; and nine grandchildren. 

Paul Jensen
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Paul W. Jensen, 93, of Ponca City, died Jan. 22, 1998, at the Cushing, Okla., hospital.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Grace Memorial Chapel in Ponca City. The Rev. Rick Ketchum officiated. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ponca City.
Casket bearers were Don Donley, Bryan Ketchum, Dick Jacobson, Clyde Booth, Gary Ketchum and Clark Houghton.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer Association, Tulsa Chapter, 6465 S. Yale, Suite 318, Tulsa, OK 74136.
Jensen was born March 12, 1904, in Kildare, Okla., to Wilhelm and Augusta (Paulson) Jensen. He graduated from Newkirk High School in the early 1920s and attended Southwestern College for a year.
Jensen was married to Marie Hutcherson who died in 1949 and to Ruby Bacher who died in 1984.
A retired Santa Fe Railway section foreman, he was a past president of the Santa Fe Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employee Union. He had also served as mayor of Uncas, Okla. In earlier years, he had attended the Uncas Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Ned Jensen, Ponca City; a stepson, Eugene Morrow, Choctaw, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Wanda Ketchum, Bixby, Okla., and Margaret Houghton, Westminster, Colo.; a sister, Laura Bradbury, Winfield; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Elmer Knowlton
Services for Elmer Edward Knowlton, 85, who died Jan. 20, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Steve Souther officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
June Vasey was the organist, and Wilma Anglemyer sang "In the Garden."
Honorary casket bearers were Jerry Newland, Lester Lehman, Charles Crossnoe and George Lowe. Casket bearers were Wayne Steadham, James Snyder, Marshall Detter, Don Drennan, Darrell Webber and Delbert Waldorf.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church. 

Delbert Coulter
OXFORD - Delbert R. Coulter, 85, of Oxford, died Jan. 26, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home will announce arrangements. 

Bernice Ambler
EUREKA - Cynthia Bernice Ambler, 89, of Eureka, died Jan. 23, 1998, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Severy Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Pameticky officiated. Burial was in South Lawn Cemetery in Severy.
Memorials have been established with Severy Baptist Church and Medicalodge of Eureka. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Ambler was born Feb. 20, 1908, at Willow Springs, Mo., to William Walter and Rosa Lee (Frost) Sexton. In 1912, the family moved to Greenwood County, Kansas. Bernice helped her parents in caring for their family and assisted other families in the community.
On April 10, 1933, she married Albert McQueen Ambler in Eureka. A homemaker, she was a member of the Severy Baptist Church.
Her husband, Albert Ambler, and a son, Merle Ambler, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Townsley, and Charlotte Felter, both of Severy, and Mary Kay Billups, Viola; two brothers, Donald Sexton, Cheney, and Edward Sexton, Severy; three sisters, Helen VanBuskirk and Joy Knight, both of Severy, and Gretta Neal, Beaumont, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. 

Prudence Phillips
Prudence E. Phillips, 83, a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Winfield, died Jan. 26, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements. 

Carol Leake
Carol E. Leake, 72, of 2016 E. 12th, Winfield, died Jan. 26, 1998, at her home.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements. 

Milton Rush
CEDAR VALE - Services for Milton E. Rush were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, 1998, in the Cedar Vale First Baptist Church. Dr. Stanley Upchurch officiated. Burial was in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Evalyn Upchurch was the pianist, and Lyman Wheeler sang "Lead On, O King Eternal" and "How Great Thou Art." The congregation sang "In the Sweet By and By."
Casket bearers were Joe, Alan, Tony, Aaron, Brad and Michael Rush.
A memorial has been established with the church.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements. 

Florence Grant
BURDEN - Services for Florence Grant were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 24, 1998, in Burden Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita. Burden Chapter 128, Order of Eastern Star, performed graveside rites.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden was in charge of arrangements. 

Howard Nave
BELLE PLAINE - Howard Wane Nave, 69, of Belle Plaine, died Jan. 24, 1998, in Belle Plaine.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society, 1820 E. Dogulas, Wichita, KS 67214-4255.
Nave was born July 8, 1928, in Carthage, Mo., to Marion and Myrtle (Howerton) Nave. He married Mary A. Fagan.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Tennery Kennedy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5475 of Belle Plaine.
He was a retired maintenance worker for USD 357.
Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Nave, and a son, Howard K. Nave, both of Belle Plaine; two daughters, Sherry Jackson, O'Fallon, Ill., and Donna O'Neil, Winfield; a brother, Elbert Nave, San Diego; a sister, Delores Albright, Peculiar, Mo.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Prudence Phillips
Prudence E. Phillips, 83, a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Winfield, died Jan. 26, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service with interment in the Kechi cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with Good Samaritan Village.
Born Sept. 19, 1914, at Springfield, Mo., she was a daughter of Grover T. and Thressa (Glenn) Gardner. She attended schools in Wichita.
In 1953 she married Clyde Michael Phillips, and they resided in El Dorado for many years. She was a homemaker and also employed in child care in El Dorado for several years.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1985.
Phillips lived in Wichita for a year before moving to Winfield in May 1995. She had resided at Good Samaritan Village for two years.
She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Jameson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Sherri Parmenter, Winfield; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Carol Leake
Carol E. Leake, 72, of 2016 E. 12th, Winfield, died Jan. 26, 1998, at her home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 p.m. today.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association.
Born Dec. 31, 1925, at Berwin, Colo., she was a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Edwards) Gold. She attended schools in Colorado and Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School.
She attended Southwestern College and was employed as an insurance saleswoman for several years.
On March 17, 1950, she married Henry A. Leake Jr. at Newkirk, Okla., and they resided in Winfield. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Henry A. Leake Jr., Winfield; a son, Henry A. Leake III, Arkansas City; a daughter, Kathleen L. Carter, Wichita; and three grandchildren. 

Tim Kinder
BAXTER SPRINGS - Eldon Lee "Tim" Kinder, 62, of Baxter Springs, died Jan. 26, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lowell Cemetery near Baxter Springs. The Rev. J.W. Stephenson will officiate. Dorothy Ellsworth will play the bagpipe.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Eldon Kinder Scholarship Fund, c/o West Elk High School at Howard.
Kinder was born April 25, 1935, in Grenola, to Elmer and Leona Kinder. He graduated from Grenola High School in 1953 and attended Coffeyville Junior College, Labette County Junior College and Missouri Southern State College in Joplin.
He married Patricia J. Spencer Nov. 17, 1956, in El Dorado.
In March 1997 Kinder retired as a materials engineer after several years with the Kansas Department of Transportaiton test laboratory in Baxter Springs.
Kinder was a member of Baxter Masonic Lodge 71 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Welders Society and St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Galena. He was a former member of the Baxter Kiwanis Club and coached girls basketball in Baxter Springs during the 1960s and '70s.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kinder, Baxter Springs; two daughters, Cheri Goff, Grenola, and Karen Kinder, Baxter Springs; his mother, Leona Kinder, Moline; two grandchildren, a stepgrandson and three stepgreat-grandsons. 

Gene Manny
Services for G.H. "Gene" Manny, 82, who died Jan. 22, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Steve Souther officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Jennis J. Wilcox, Manny's daughter, presented a special musical tribute, "Meditation," by Thais.
Casket bearers were Worrall Clift, Lloyd Craig, Carmen Gonzales, Phil Jarvis, Mike Stoppel and Darrell Webber.
Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church and Hospice Inc. 

Harry Steeves
CHANUTE - Harry P. Steeves Jr., 78, of Chanute, died Jan. 19, 1998, in Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the First Christian Church in Chanute. The Rev. David Jenkins officiated. Cedar Lodge 103 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons conducted graveside services, and American Legion Post 170 conducted a flag ceremony. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church of Chanute or the Gideons.
Steeves was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Wilson County, to Harry P. and Eva Mae (Yockey) Steeves. He graduated from Altoona High School.
As a young man, he was employed by Montgomery Ward in Chanute, El Dorado and Newton.
He married Irene A. Gree on Feb. 27, 1940, in Erie.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard the USS Roosevelt in the Atlantic Theater.
Steeves was employed by Ford Motor Co., now Merle Kelly Ford, as parts manager and salesman until his retirement in 1984 after 42 years of employment.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Post 170, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1654, all Masonic bodies in Chanute, Elks Lodge 806, Gideons, Red Cross and God's Pantry.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Steeves, Chanute; a son, Larry Steeves, McLouth; a daughter, Sharon Walsh, Lawrence; a brother, Forrest Steeves, Emporia; a sister, Dorothy Clower, Winfield; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Richard Jacobs
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. - Richard R. Jacobs, 87, of Town and Country, formerly of Latham, died Jan. 20, 1998, in St. Louis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Latham Cemetery. Gerber Chapel, Webster Groves, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Jacobs was born in Latham Feb. 26, 1910. He owned the general store in Latham in the 1970s and lived there until 1994.
His wife, Nora, died Dec. 28, 1997.
He participated in the re-run of the Pony Express in Solano County, Calif., on July 29, 1960, as a member of the sheriff's posse.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Jacobs, Webster Groves, Mo., and Richard Jacobs, Affton, Mo.; a daughter, Suzie Lampe, Orlando, Fla.; a stepson, Bud Lyttle, Grand Junction, Colo.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Delbert Coulter
OXFORD - Delbert R. Coulter, 85, of Oxford, died Jan. 26, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home with Pastor David Lemke officiating. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8:30 p.m. today. The family will be there from 7 to 8:30.
Memorials have been established with Slate Valley Baptist Church and Challenge-Kids With Special Needs. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Coulter was born Sept. 19, 1912, at Oxford to Homer and Elsie (Morrill) Coulter. After graduating from Oxford High School in 1930, he moved with his family to the Ashton area.
On Aug. 9, 1936, he married Harriet Wolf in Udall. They lived on farms near South Haven, Oxford and Geuda Springs before moving to Oxford in 1958. He farmed until retiring in 1985.
Coulter was a member of Slate Valley Baptist Church and the Kansas-Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Club. He was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Coulter, Oxford; a son, Gary Coulter, Overland Park; four daughters, Delberta Roberts, Wakeeney, Judy Lovell, Arkansas City, Mary Robl, Longmont, Colo., and Yvonne Sellers, Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

James Goodrich
OWASSO, Okla. - James Arthur Goodrich, 62, of Owasso, died Jan. 1, 1998, in Tulsa, Okla.
Services were held Jan. 3 at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God, with burial in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Fent officiated.
Goodrich was born March 31, 1935, in Winfield, to Arthur and Clara (King) Goodrich. On Oct. 12, 1957, he married Jessie Taylor in Tulsa.
Goodrich worked as a mechanic for heavy equipment and attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Goodrich, of the home; two sons, Tom Goodrich, Norman, Okla., and Scott Goodrich, Wichita; two sisters, Betty Jean Franks, Tulsa, and Eleanor Bair, Burden; and one grandson. 

Helenmae Johnson
HUTCHINSON - Helenmae Johnson, 91, of Hutchinson, died Jan. 26, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Congregational United Church of Christ in Kiowa. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, also at Kiowa. The Revs. Virgie Davis and Bill Dyar will officiate.
Friends may call at Fisher Funeral Home in Kiowa from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with the Congregational Church Music Fund.
Born Aug. 2, 1906, at Huntington, W.Va., she was a daughter of Frank and Margaret M. (Moore) Pearce.
On July 14, 1930, she married David F. Johnson at Hutchinson. They moved to Kiowa in 1946 and to Hutchinson in 1976.
Johnson was a musician, piano teacher and church organist.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hutchinson and a past matron of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, David Johnson, Hutchinson; a son, Frank Johnson, Winfield; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Wayne Venters
CEDAR VALE - Services for Wayne Venters were held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 1998, in Cedar Vale Cemetery. Dr. Stanley Upchurch officiated, and a recording of Tracy Chapman singing "Give Me One Reason" was played.
A memorial has been established with the People's Place.
Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Dorthy Burdick
ARKANSAS CITY - Dorthy (Fowble) Perry Burdick, 57, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 27, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Richard Coldwell officiating. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Kansas Humane Society.
Born Oct. 10, 1940, in Montezuma, she was a daughter of James L. and Edna B. (Foote) Fowble. She graduated from Montezuma High School in 1958.
In December 1958 she married Donald Perry in Montezuma. They lived in Dodge City before moving to Arkansas City in 1966. She was employed at General Electric as a balance operator.
Survivors include four sons, Phillip Perry, Wichita, David Perry, Winfield, and James and Jeffrey Perry, both of Arkansas City; her mother, Edna Johnson, Montezuma; two sisters, Mary Keith, Spring, Texas, and Lois Roberts, Arkansas City; and six grandchildren. 

Helen Gabriel
Helen H. Gabriel, 76, of Winfield, died Jan. 27, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
The Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel, and Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Moline.
A memorial has been established with Holy Name Catholic Church.
Gabriel was born July 12, 1921, at Elk Falls to Frank and Alice (Keefe) Kill.
She had worked as a registered nurse in Wichita and Topeka and had been director of nursing at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Her husband, Jack Gabriel, and a son, Tony, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sisters, Theresa Kill, Winfield, and Alice Sellers, Enid, Okla. 

Norman Smith
MULVANE - Norman Smith of Mulvane died Tuesday at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Arrangements will be announced by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home of Oxford. 

Samuel Alexander
HAYSVILLE - Samuel Alexander, 74, of Haysville, died Jan. 26, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hillside Funeral Home West, 2929 W. 13th, Wichita.
Alexander grew up in the Rock area and attended schools there. He was employed by Boeing before retiring in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Irene Alexander, and a son, Dennis Alexander, both of Haysville; five brothers, Glynn Alexander, Winfield, Leverne and Wendell Alexander, both of Gravette, Ark., Dale Alexander, Shelby, N.C., and Billy Gene Alexander, Sulphur Springs, Ark.; six sisters, Stella Orten, Bentonville, Ark., Ellen Neil, Copan, Okla., Bonnie Schaffer and Xollie Buffer, both of Gravette, Ark., Edna Schaffer, Centerton, Ark., and Betty Wilkins, Decatur, Ark.; and three grandchildren. 

Carol Leake
Services for Carol E. Leake were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 1998, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Jerre Nolte officiated, and "Ave Maria" was the vocal music selection.
Honorary casketbearers were Earl Adams, Dean Brinkley, Albert Cooper and Frank Fry.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. 

Marion White
ST. LOUIS - Marion H. White, 94, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 23, 1998, at Barnes Extended Care in St. Louis.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Tryon Congregational Church, Tryon, N.C. Lupton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with Southwestern College, the Tryon chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Tryon Congregation Church.
White was born Feb. 2, 1903, in Spotsylvania, Va., to Dr. and Mrs. Innis D. Harris. The family moved to Kansas when she was three. Her father was a pastor of Methodist churches, including Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield, and a religion professor at Southwestern College.
She graduated from Southwestern in 1924 and received a master's degree from Columbia University in New York.
In 1930 she married Harold D. White, and they lived in New Jersey until 1970. She taught in Kansas and New Jersey high schools and colleges for 25 years.
After retiring, the Whites moved to Tryon, N.C., where she served as president of the library board; deacon and president of the women's fellowship of Tryon Congregational Church; area chairman of Church Women United, and vice president of the Visiting Nurse Association. The Whites helped found the Tryon chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
In 1989 they moved to Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain, N.C. Her husband died in 1989. White moved to St. Louis in 1996.
Survivors include a son, Reed Innis White, Corvallis, Ore.; a daughter, Dr. Gayle Jackson, St. Louis; and a brother, Col. William Harris, Austin, Texas. 

Carol Leake
Services for Carol E. Leake were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 1998, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Jerre Nolte officiated. "Ave Maria" was the vocal music selection.
Honorary casketbearers were Earl Adams, Dean Brinkley, Albert Cooper and Frank Fry.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. 

George Chrisler
HAYS - George Oren Chrisler, 91, of St. John's of Hays Nursing Home, died Jan. 28, 1998, at Hays Medical Center-St. Anthony Campus.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays with Dr. David H. Pieplow officiating. Burial will be in Norman Cemetery in northeast Ellis County.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established with St. John's of Hays.
Chrisler was born Oct. 25, 1906, in northeast Ellis County to Melvin and Martha Ellen (Matheson) Chrisler.
On May 1, 1928, he married Hettie Belle McConnell at Great Bend.
Chrisler was a longtime farmer and rancher in northeast Ellis County. He moved to St. John's of Hays in 1991.
He was a member of the Natoma Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hettie Chrisler, Hays; two sons, Duane Chrisler, Winfield, and Dale Chrisler, Oakley; a sister, Rosa Moss, Burns, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Ruby Robinson
ARKANSAS CITY - Ruby Robinson, 85, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 27, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawks Funeral Home with Pastor Buddy Cook officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.
Born April 4, 1912, in Kentucky, she was a daughter of Walter and Sarah Sheets. The family moved to West Virginia when she was a child.
She married Earl Robinson in Kentucky, and they lived in Logan, W.Va. He died Feb. 27, 1982.
Robinson moved to Arkansas City four years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Dee Landrum, Arkansas City; a sister, Pauline Farmer, Bellfree, Ohio; and one granddaughter. 

Calvin Sutton
IOLA - Calvin L. Sutton, 70, of Iola, died Jan. 27, 1998, at Allen County Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola. The Rev. John C. Thompson will officiate. Private burial of the cremains will be in Highland Cemetery before the service. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with Wesley United Methodist Church.
Sutton was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Girard, to the Rev. Fred and Alice (Riley) Sutton. He went to school in Arma and Kincaid and graduated from Kincaid High School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and then attended Iola Junior College.
On Aug. 8, 1948, he married Nadine Marsh, and they lived in Iola. Sutton was in the tire business for more than 40 years. At the time of his retirement in 1986, he owned and operated United Tire.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Iola American Legion and Iola Elks Lodge. He belonged to all Iola Masonic bodies, the Scottish Rite at Fort Scott and the Mirza Temple Shrine at Pittsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine Sutton, Iola; four daughters, Loretta Ellis and Marilyn Sharp, both of Iola, Nancy Girod, Cambridge, and Sarah Colvin, Keller, Texas; two sisters, Nellie Jean Marsh and Corine Howarter, both of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Norman Smith
MULVANE - Norman Dean Smith, 64, of Mulvane, farmer and retired schoolteacher, died Jan. 27, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8.
A Norman Smith Memorial Fund has been established. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.
Smith was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Winfield, to Ivan and Loland (Nixon) Smith. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1952, the College of Emporia in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in education, Emporia State University with a master's degree in physical education, Wichita State University with a master's in administration and Arizona State University with a doctorate in education.
On Aug. 9, 1959, he married Jeanette Becker in White City.
Smith taught biology and coached wrestling at Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Junction City High School, Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita and Derby High School. Since retiring from teaching in 1976, he had farmed in the Oxford area.
He was a member of the Mulvane Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Smith, Mulvane; a daughter, Jacquelyn Hall, Redfield; and a grandson. 

Doyle Sanders
CAMBRIDGE - Doyle M. Sanders, 80, of Cambridge, died Jan. 29, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Cambridge Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home of Burden is in charge of arrangements.
Sanders was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma, to Charles Irving and Clydebelle (Fitzpatrick) Sanders. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945.
On March 9, 1968, he married Lucille Florence Crow in Wichita. She died Sept. 18, 1995.
On April 6, 1996, he married Paula Gilman White in Cambridge.
Sanders was a farmer and member of the Cambridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Sanders, Cambridge; two sons, Everett Sanders, Alabama, and Elton Sanders, Seattle; three daughters, Suzette Fisher and Jeanette Sanders, both of Texas, and Annette Sanders, Atoka, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Cocoa White, Cambridge; three brothers, Ernest Sanders and James Sanders, Atoka, Okla., and Hubert Sanders, Texas; two sisters, Inez, Atoka, Okla., and Lenore Sutherland, Ulysses; several grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 

Sharon Gralapp
BOULDER, Colo. - Sharon Gralapp, 57, of Boulder, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 28, 1998, at her home.
A private burial will take place. Added Care Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Gralapp was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Winfield, to Ben and Lelia (Compton) Gralapp.
She had been a teacher in the Boulder area before retiring last year.
A sister, Marcelee Gralapp, Boulder, survives her. 

Helen Gabriel
A Mass of Christian burial for Helen Gabriel, 76, who died Jan. 27, 1998, was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at Holy Name Catholic Church. A Rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The Rev. Mike Nolan officiated, and burial was in Mount Olive Catholic Cemetery in Moline.
Dorothy Groene was the organist, and Bill Chamberland was the song leader.
Casket bearers were Jim and Joe Byrnes, Bob, Mike and Fred Kill and Glen Blackburn.
A memorial has been established with Holy Name School.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Clea McCreary
ARKANSAS CITY - Clea Marcile McCreary, 87, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 29, 1998, at Medicalodge East.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. A private burial will follow.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
McCreary was born Sept. 15, 1910, in Kaw City, Okla., to Ollie and Rose (Stanley) Christy. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City.
On April 17, 1926, she married James A. McCreary in Winfield. They lived in Arkansas City for several years before moving to Tulsa, Okla., and later to Houston.
McCreary worked at Foley's Department Store as a bridal consultant and had her own bridal consultant and catering company, Tammy Ann's Catering. When she retired in 1976, she returned to Arkansas City.
She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Arkansas City.
Survivors include a son, Billy Jim McCreary, Normangee, Texas; a sister, Geraldine Frambers, Arkansas City; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Darlene Waldron
ARKANSAS CITY - D. Darlene Waldron, 78, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 29, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Private memorial services will be held later. Cremation has been effected. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Waldron was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Hutchinson, to John Joseph Adolph and Bertha (Crotts) Kintzel. She was raised and educated in Hutchinson and attended Wichita Business College.
On June 3, 1938, she married Wesley A. Waldron in Wichita where they made their home. He died in 1946.
Waldron worked as an IBM and key punch machine operator for Beech Aircraft for many years until retiring in 1984. She had been a resident of Arkansas City since that time.
She was a member of Hillside Christian Church and the Gold Star Wives of Wichita.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheri Snyder, Arkansas City; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Helen Brown
ARKANSAS CITY - Helen L. Brown, 81, of Arkansas City, died Jan. 29, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Hooley will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with South Central Kansas Home Care.
Brown was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Winfield, to Frank Roy and Bessie Townsend (Johnston) Sandstrum. She was raised and educated in Dexter and graduated from Dexter High School in 1934. She attended Wichita Municipal University ( now Wichita State University) and Pittsburg State Teachers College and taught in Otto for two years.
On April 30, 1938, she married Donald Brown in Wichita. They lived on farms east of Arkansas City.
Brown was a homemaker and longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, Wesley Circle and Dexter chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Brown, Arkansas City; two sons, Ronny Brown, Arkansas City, and J.O. Brown, Winfield; a daughter, Donna Fleming, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, James Sandstrum, Pine Bluff, Ark.; three sisters, Frances Allen and Betty Isbell, both of Wichita, and Phyllis Hoyt, Dexter; and five grandchildren. 

Shorty Brake
BLACKWELL, Okla. - Grady Slayton "Shorty" Brake, 92, of Blackwell, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 29, 1998, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blackwell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Bookout will officiate. Roberts and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Brake was born May 21, 1905, in Waverly, Tenn., to Robert Burns and Lena Jessie (Rogers) Brake. He grew up in Tennessee and later moved to Campbell, Mo.
On July 23, 1935, he married Pearl Boyer in Van Buren, Mo. While in Missouri, he was a sharecropper. In 1957 they moved to Winfield, and he began working for the city of Winfield. His wife died in 1963.
In 1969 Brake moved to Blackwell. He was a member of the Blackwell Senior Citizens.
Survivors include three sons, Leroy Brake and Clyde Brake, both of Winfield, and Edward J. Brake, Arkansas City; five daughters, Lily Mae Gooch, Doniphan, Mo., Edna DeLoris Allison, Arkansas City, Glenda Jane Shelton, Wichita, Dorothy N. Watkins, Belle Plaine, and Louise Chambers, Portageville, Mo.; a brother, Herbert Brake, Jonesboro, Ark.; 47 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Orba Campbell
Orba Campbell, 102, a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Winfield, died Jan. 29, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Miles Funeral Service will announce arrangements.


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