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Freda Hartzell
MEDICINE LODGE - Freda I. Hartzell, 72, longtime resident of Medicine Lodge, died Feb. 12, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home in Medicine Lodge. The Rev. Tom Walters will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church of Medicine Lodge.
Hartzell was born June 5, 1925, in Isabel, to Fred and Mary R. (Cullison) Hamilton.
She married Kenneth M. Hartzell in July 21, 1942, in Alva, Okla. He died Sept. 10, 1989.
A homemaker, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medicine Lodge.
Survivors include a son, John M. Hartzell, Winfield; two daughters, Marie Hopkins, Medicine Lodge, and Evelyn Johnson, Mulvane; a brother, John Hamilton, Laverne, Okla.; six sisters, Edith Powell, Albuquerque, N.M., Helen Curnutte, Grants, N.M., E.A. "Van" Mitchell, Medicine Lodge, Margaret Scott, Wichita, Donna Ash, Anthony, and Bonnie Mease, Grand Junction, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Everett Lofton
UDALL - Everett V. Lofton, 90, of 219 W. Second, Udall, died Feb. 14, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Udall United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Udall Cemetery. 
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials have been established with the Udall United Methodist Church and the Udall Historical Museum. Contributions can be made through the church, museum or funeral home.
Lofton was born Aug. 10, 1907, in La Harpe, to Lester and Lula (Schamal) Lofton. He was raised in Lincoln County, Okla., and educated in Carney, Okla., schools. As a young man he worked on the family farm.
On Dec. 13, 1930, he married Mary Hicks in Chandler, Okla. They made their first home in Perkins, Okla. In 1942 they moved to Mulvane and he began employment with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. They moved to Udall in 1946.
A Udall resident for over 50 years, Lofton retired as a tool and die maker from Boeing in 1970. He also farmed in the Udall area for many years. 
Lofton was a member of the Udall United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Udall Senior Citizens and the Udall Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lofton, Udall; a son, Max Lofton, El Dorado; three daughters, Maxine Howell, Boise, Idaho, Mary Ruth Booth, Independence, Mo., and Margaret Mantz, Newkirk, Okla.; a brother, Harley Lofton, Ponca City, Okla.; a sister, Cora Potter, Augusta; 19 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A son, Glendale L. Lofton, and a daughter, Mildred Lodean Klein, preceded hm in death.

Viola McCulley
Viola E. Carrell McCulley, 90, of Cumbernauld Village, Winfield, died Feb. 13, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
McCulley was born Jan. 30, 1908, at Broadland, Ill., to Thomas and Mary (Pearce) Cox. 
On Nov. 20, 1925, she married Harold W. Carrell. He died March 3, 1966.
She later married E.E. McCulley, who also preceded her in death.
McCulley moved from Burden to Winfield in 1940 and had been employed by Graves Drug Store and J.C. Penney. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Ronald D. Carrell, and a daughter, Billie Holman, both of Winfield; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A son, Harold Carrell Jr., preceded her in death.

Hazel Wilt
Hazel Myrtilla Wilt, 85, of 413 Andrews, Winfield, died Feb. 14, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30.
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Wilt was born Oct. 5, 1912, in Benton City, Mo., to Walter Walker and Lizzie Edmunds (Waters) Parsons. She graduated from Winfield High School.
On June 10, 1932, she married Harold Wilt in Winfield. 
Wilt had been an office clerk for Daniels Stone Co.. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Redman Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Wilt, and a son, Wayne Wilt, both of Winfield; a daughter, Patricia Jane Halderman, Tipp City, Ohio; a brother, Harold Parsons; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

LeeRoy Mannon
LeeRoy B. Mannon, 62, of Winfield, formerly of Wichita, retired Country Kitchen cook, died Feb. 14, 1998.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Winfield. Cochran Mortuary, Wichita, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mannon, Winfield; three daughters, Michele Mannon, Tina Sue Mannon and Christie Lee Weber, all of Burden; his mother, Lucille Littlejohn, Oklahoma City; and five grandchildren.

Kit Carson
OXFORD - William Geddes "Kit" Carson Jr. V, 34, died Feb. 15, 1998, at his home near Oxford.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Vernon Cemetery west of Winfield. The Rev. Curtis Fike will officiate.
Friends may call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
A trust fund has been established for Cody and KaCee Carson through First National Bank of Oxford. Contributions can be left at the bank or funeral home.
Carson was born Feb. 14, 1964, in Winfield, to William Geddes and Diann (Gann) Carson. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1981. 
On March 3, 1984, he married Sherry Rakestraw in Winfield.
Carson had owned and operated Kit Carson Trucking since 1984.
Survivors include his son, Cody Carson, his daughter, KaCee Carson, and his parents, Bill and Diann Carson, all of Oxford; a brother, Lawrence Carson, Wichita; and his grandparents, Lawrence and Jean Gann, Winfield, and William and Lola Carson, Oxford.

Grace Ellis
CEDAR VALE - Grace M. Ellis, 92, longtime resident of Cedar Vale and Hewins, died Feb. 16, 1998, at Cedar Vale Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cedar Vale Church of Christ. Burial will be in Round Mound Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Church of Christ. 
Ellis was born Feb. 16, 1906, in Wauneta, to Charles and Alice (Peterson) Winchell.
On Sept. 12, 1923, she married Wesley E. Foster in Winfield. They made their home on a farm near Hewins until moving to Cedar Vale in 1977. He died Jan. 26, 1979.
On Dec. 10, 1979, she married Charles M. Ellis in Cedar Vale. He died Sept. 30, 1985.
Ellis was a member of the Cedar Vale Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Foster and John Foster, both of Cedar Vale, and Howard Foster, Gariner, N.Y.; a daughter, Irene Pittman, Del City, Okla.; a stepson, Joe Ellis, Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Charlene Smith, Wichita, and Delores Garrison, Shell Knob, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

Myrtle Foster
DERBY - Myrtle Lucille Foster, 84, of Derby, formerly of Elk Falls, died Feb. 17, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. Lloyd G. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
Foster was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Silver Valley, Ga., to Samuel and Callie Padgett. She attended schools in the Silver Valley area.
For a brief time she lived in Chicago before marrying Edward Jackson Fox. In 1950 they moved to Elk Falls where they owned and operated Fox Grocery Store for many years. They later divorced.
She married Arthur Foster and remained a resident of Elk Falls until moving to Westview Manor in Derby in 1993. Mr. Foster preceded her in death.
Survivors include four brothers, Bobby Padgett, West Dundee, Ill., Dennis Padgett, Radcliff, Ky., Fred Padgett, Mobile, Ala., and Sam Padgett, Ocean Springs, Miss.; a sister, Jeanette Scott, Wichita; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her son, Edward Jackson Fox Jr., died May 18, 1979. 

Ora Wright
Ora Wright, 93, of 1320 Ann, Winfield, died Feb. 18, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Brown Low Cemetery, north of Latham. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. 
Wright was born Oct. 20, 1904, at Ivanpah, in Greenwood County, to O.M. and Sophia (Winn) King. She received her early education in Ivanpah before moving with her family to the Beaumont and Latham area, where she attended Hickory Center rural school. As a young woman she resided with an aunt in El Dorado and attended El Dorado High School.
On June 20, 1923, she married Samuel C. Wright in Eureka, and they made their home in Hickory Township. Her husband died in 1936. 
She operated a grocery story in Latham for a number of years.
On Nov. 10, 1953, she married Bert Stewart Wright, and they made their home in Winfield. He died in August 1988.
Wright was a member of Queen City Chapter 138 of the Order of Eastern Star in Winfield. 
Survivors include a son, Samuel C. Wright Jr., Douglass; two daughters, Lois F. Starkey, Burden, and Delores F. Metz, Winfield; a brother, O.M. King Jr., El Dorado; two sisters, Treva Harvey, Buffalo, and Leona Kluthe, Springfield, Mo.: eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Louise, died in 1937.

Everett Lofton
UDALL - Services for Everett V. Lofton, 90, who died Feb. 14, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Udall United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Branson officiated. Burial was in Udall Cemetery.
Cora Mettling was the pianist. Sheena Godwin and Ila Thompson sang "Whispering Hope" and "Beyond the Sunset." The church choir sang "In the Garden."
Casket bearers were Lofton's grandsons, Jerry Klein, David Lofton and Jeffrey, Kevin, Bryan and Wesley Mantz.
Memorials have been established with the Udall United Methodist Church and the Udall Historical Museum.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Cook
Bertha Cook, 100, died Feb. 15, 1998, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Services were held Feb. 20 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cumbernauld Village Hope Fund.
Cook was born July 1, 1897, in Sioux Falls and graduated from Sioux Falls High School. She married V.J. Cook, who died in 1965. A daughter, Dorothy Phillips, also preceded her in death.
Cook had been a homemaker and railway clerk. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and active in Catholic Daughters.
After living in Sioux Falls all her life, Cook moved to Winfield in 1994 to be near her granddaughter.
She is survived by five grandchildren, including Jeanne Phillips, Winfield, and Jeanne's daughter, Mari.

John Mays Jr.
John A. Mays Jr., 56, of 1217 Hackney, Winfield, died Feb. 18, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery. 
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Mays was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Burden, to John A. and Bessie (Manahan) Mays. Raised in the Burden and Winfield area, he attended Burden schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1960. As a young man he worked at the Oxford flour mill.
Mays served with the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla., from 1963 to 1965. Following discharge, he returned to Winfield and began employment with Cessna Aircraft Co. where he served as an assembler for 32 years.
On March 11, 1966, he married Shirley A. Kraft in Derby. They resided in Mulvane for two years before moving to Winfield in 1968. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mays, and two sons, John Mays and Todd Mays, all of Winfield; a brother, Norman Mays, Manhattan; six sisters, Bessie Mahurin, Salem, Ore., Zelda Martin, Pacific, Mo., Grace Madison, Coffeyville, Linda Bodkins, New Salem, Mary Rutherford, Winfield, and Dorothy Richardson, Arkansas City; and two grandchildren.

Don Gasaway
WICHITA - Don Wayne Gasaway, 62, of Wichita, died Feb. 18, 1998, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Tannehill Cemetery. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gasaway was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Wichita, to Ernest Charles and Ruth Ellen (Potter) Gasaway. 
A graduate of Derby High School, he was a butcher for Mr. D's Grocery. He retired in 1988.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth Gasaway, Newkirk, Okla.; two brothers, Larry Gasaway, Fort Myers, Fla., and Jon Gasaway, Wichita; and a sister, Mary Gates, Overbrook. 

Beth Finney
W. Elizabeth "Beth" Finney, 94, homemaker, of Winfield, died Feb. 19, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene in Winfield. The Rev. Ron Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta is in charge of arrangements.
Finney was born May 2, 1903, in Douglass, to Ernest Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Duncan) Henshaw.
She married Alex D. Finney on Jan. 31, 1924, in Winfield. He died in December 1983. A daughter, Roberta Morris, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Farrol "Buzz" Finney, Wichita; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Clyde E. Plecker
Clyde E. "Gene" Plecker, 78, of Arkansas City, died Feb. 19, 1998, at South Central Regional Medical Center, Arkansas City.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Cemetery. Jesse Kindred and Pastor Jerry Hedrick will officiate. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home Sunday from 5-7 p.m.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimers and Similar Diseases Fund. Contributions may be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Brownington, Mo., he was the son of John Henry and Cora Lousie (Reece) Plecker. He was raised and educated in Brownington; Talalah, Okla.; and Arkansas City.
He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.
Plecker married Geri Palmer on July 25, 1945, in Arkansas City, where they lived their entire married life. He worked as a component tester at the General Electric Jet Engine Maintenance Facility at Strother Field. He was employed by GE for 20 years before retiring in 1985.
Plecker was a lifetime member of the Shelton-Beaty Post #18 American Legion and the Spencer-Ralston Post #1254 VFW.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; son Chuck, of Arkansas City; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Violet Bantz
HUMBOLDT - Violet L. Bantz, 88, formerly of Howard, died Feb. 21, 1998, at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Howard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kibum Kim officiating. Interment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Howard United Methodist Church and Pinecrest Nursing Home Activity Fund. Contributions can be made at Zimmerman Funeral Home.
Bantz was born Dec. 24, 1909, near Piedmont, to James Evert and Carrie Jane (Jay) Stone. She attended rural schools and graduated from Howard High School. She then attended Pittsburg State Teachers College and taught in Elk County rural schools for a short time.
On Oct. 15, 1933, she married Clark Albert Bantz at Burlington, and they resided on a farm in Elk County. She was a homemaker.
Bantz was a 4-H project leader for many years and a member of the Elk County Extension Board, Union Center Extension Homemakers Unit, Helping Hand Club and Howard United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Rex Bantz, Howard; a daughter, Janey Criger, Humboldt; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Dora Wood
CEDAR VALE - Dora D. Wood, 85, of Cedar Vale, died Feb. 22, 1998, at William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Creek Cemetery west of Cedar Vale. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Born July 29, 1912, at Tyler, Texas, she was a daughter of Levi and Minnie (Brooks) Dake.
On May 19, 1932, she married Harold C. Wood in Oregon County, Missouri. They lived in Gassville, Ark., from 1965 to 1989. She worked as a cook in the Mountain Home, Ark., schools from 1972 to 1977. The Woods moved to Cedar Vale in 1989.
She was a member of the Gassville Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Wood, of Cedar Vale.

John Mays
Services for John Albert Mays Jr. were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 21, 1998, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The Rev. Rick Thornton officiated.
Keith Anglemyer was the organist, and Wilma Anglemyer sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" was also played.
Interment was in Burden Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dale Hall, Ron Jenkins, Charles Kraft, Delbert Perry, Larry Schultz and Larry Turner.
Honorary casket bearers were Travis Bodkins, Anthony and Jeffrey Huncovsky, Daryl Kraft, Steve Lankton, Ron Mays, Raymond Plummer, Bobby and Wayne Richardson and Henry and Ray Rutherford.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Ora Wright
Services for Ora Wright were held at 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 1998, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated and also sang "It Will Be Worth It All" and "The Last Mile of the Way." Louise Schuppener was the organist.
Interment was in Brownlow Cemetery near Latham.
Casket bearers were Sheldon Carter, Russell Flippo, Bill L. Linhart, Kenneth S. Metz, Thomas K. Starkey, Howard Martin Wright and Mark Alan Wright.
A memorial has been established with the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children.

Grace Ellis
CEDAR VALE - Services for Grace M. Ellis were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 22, 1998, in the Cedar Vale Church of Christ. Chuck Evans officiated.
Lyman Wheeler sang "In the Garden," and the congregation sang "Shall We Gather at the River" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Casket bearers were Loran, Dale and Tom Sweaney, Tom Appleby, Madison Holroyd and Mickey Myers.
Interment was in Round Mound Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the Church of Christ.

Fannie Hite
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Fannie A. Hite, 97, former longtime resident of the Arkansas City and Winfield area, died Feb. 23, 1998, at Heritage Manor in Springfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 p.m. Thursday. The casket will remain closed at the service.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Hite was born Oct. 4, 1900, in Parsons, to William E. and Maggie (Slane) Barker. When she was five years old, the family moved to Winfield where she attended school.
On Oct. 24, 1922, she married Clifford E. Hite in Winfield. They moved to Arkansas City where they made their home. He died Oct. 27, 1956. After his death, she rented rooms to junior college students until 1970.
Hite was a member of the First Baptist Church and Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Golden Agers gatherings.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda George, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Waunita Schuchman, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Thomson, Winfield; 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A son, Donald C. Hite, preceded her in death.

Nola Neidert
WICHITA - Nola M. Neidert, 77, of Wichita, died Feb. 22, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Funeral Home East. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Wilmot Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
Neidert was born Sept. 21, 1920, in Rock, to Arthur and Maybel (Swain) Groom. On Sept. 19, 1977, she married Charles G. Neidert.
She had been a clerk for Raytheon Corp.
Survivors include her husband, Charles G. Neidert, Wichita, and a brother, Gelston Groom, Winfield. 

Estel Watt 
Services for Estel J. Watt were held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 1998, at Grandview United Methodist Church. The Rev. Connie Wooldridge officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Organist Dr. James Strand played "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "In the Garden." Richard Clower sang "The Lord's Prayer," and David Watters played "Thais Meditation" on the violin. Congregational hymns were "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "Hymn of Promise."
Honorary casket bearers were the Grandview Church family.
Casket bearers were Marion, Joe and Tom Watt, Larry DeWitt, Roger Wilson and Eugene and Richard Vieux.
A memorial has been established with Grandview United Methodist Church.

Kyle Luis
MIURA-KAIGON, Japan - Kyle Bradly Luis, six-month-old son of Ronald D. and Naomi (Adachi) Luis of Miura-Kaigon, died Feb. 20, 1998, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff will officiate. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in Kyle's name with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Kyle was born July 14, 1997, in Japan where his father is serving with the U.S. Navy.
His family includes his parents and a sister, Kiana Nichole Luis, Miura-Kaigon; his grandparents, Steven and Patricia Luis, Westchester, Ohio, and Asao and Teruyo Adachi, Yokohama, Japan; and several aunts and uncles, including Diana and Jon Boucher, Burden.

Carmel Roy
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Carmel A. (Howe) Roy, 71, of Ponca City, died Feb. 24, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City. 
A prayer service will be held at 7 tonight at the Ponca Indian Baptist Church. The traditional Indian feast will be at noon Friday at the church followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ted Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Ponca Indian Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.
Honorary casket bearers will be John Ramariz, Earl Howe Jr., Ed Leftwich, Jess Fisher, Wiley Whitehorn, Sammy LeClair and Dwight Howe. Casket bearers will be Mrs. Roy's sons.
Roy was born Aug. 15, 1926, on the Ponca Reservation, to Elmer and Agnes (Headman) Howe. She attended Ponca City schools and Haskell Institute in Lawrence.
She was a care giver for the elderly for many years and also raised a granddaughter, Cheyenne Roy. 
Survivors include six sons, Maurice Howe, Burden, Darrell Green, Marvin Knudsen and Warren Roy, all of Arkansas City; John Roy, Tulsa, Okla., and Steve Roy, Ponca City; a daughter, Delrayne Roy Leftwich, Oklahoma City; two stepsons, Thomas Roy, Oklahoma City, and Robert Roy, Ponca City; a sister, Alice Fisher, Arkansas City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Three sons, Freddie Mallet, Dennis Badorman and Elmer Roy, preceded her in death.

Karen Elwood
OXFORD - M. Karen Elwood, 57, of Oxford, died Feb. 26 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Ina Buchele
MOLINE - Ina Julian Buchele, 97, longtime resident of Moline, died Feb. 25, 1998, at Elk Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Moline Cemetery. The Revs. Larry Bowyer and LaDonna Carcy will officiate. 
A memorial has been established with the Moline United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Buchele was born July 13, 1900, in Vermillion, to Van B. and Lillie Blanche (Johnson) Oliver. She attended school in Marshall County until moving with her family to a farm near Moline in 1913.
In 1918 she married Henry W. Julian. He died Jan. 1, 1964. 
On July 24, 1966, she married Charles Ned Buchele in Burlington. 
A homemaker, Buchele had been a member of the Moline United Methodist Church since 1923. She was a longtime member of the church choir and administrative board and had served as president of the Women's Society. She was also active in the Sunday school, serving as a teacher and superintendent for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Ned Buchele, Moline; three grandsons, Steve and Rick Julian, both of Lawrence, and Jon Julian, McPherson; and eight great-grandchildren.
A son, Donald Arthur Julian, died in November 1969.

Arthur Alexander
DEXTER - Arthur E. Alexander, 89, of Dexter, died Feb. 15, 1998, at Grouse Valley Manor where he had resided since 1988.
Services were held Feb. 21 at Pleasant Prairie Church of God, Satanta. The Rev. Larry Alexander and Pastor Frank Hauck III officiated. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Memorial contributions to the church can be made in care of Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.
Alexander was born June 24, 1908, in Haskell County, to Jonathan and Hetta Rebecca (Thornburg) Alexander.
On April 20, 1930, he married Susie Mae Dean in Sublette. She preceded him in death. He later married Georgia Prator, who died July 3, 1981. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Elmore.
Alexander moved from Haskell County to Grant County in 1930. A farmer and stockman, he was a member of Pleasant Prairie Church of God in Satanta and on the Grant County Commission from 1963 to 1966.
Survivors include five sons, Mervin Alexander, Nevada, Mo., Arlin Alexander and Duane Alexander, both of Ulysses, Scotty Alexander, Mullinville, and Claude Alexander, McLean, Va.; two daughters, Susan Helsel, Dexter, and Karen Hall, Newton; three sisters, Dora Bishop, Moscow, Melinda Allen, Wichita, and Wilma Adams, Mesa, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.


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