Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1998

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Karen Elwood
OXFORD - M. Karen Elwood, 57, of Oxford, died Feb. 26, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Street Baptist Church, Oxford, with Ted Foy officiating. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association can be left at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 
Elwood was born Jan. 7, 1941, the daughter of Elton and Anna Irene (Mitchell) Woods. She married Clifford D. Rebold and later married B.D. Elwood.
Elwood worked at Riverview Manor, Oxford, before working at Cessna, Strother Field, for 12 years. She later worked at General Dynamics, Fort Worth, Texas, Gates Learjet, Wichita, and GEC, Wellington. She was also a rural mail carrier at Oxford.
Elwood was a member of Maple Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Debbie Goodman, Wellington, and Velinda Voyles, Oxford; two stepsons, Nick Elwood, Oxford, and Jeff Elwood, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Danielle King, Arkansas City, and Catherine Zimmerman, Oxford; two brothers, Truman Woods, Winfield, and Fred Woods, Wichita; a sister, Nelda Miller, Oxford; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Karen Elwood
OXFORD - M. Karen Elwood, 57, of Oxford, died Feb. 26, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Street Baptist Church, Oxford, with Ted Foy officiating. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery. 
Pam Montenegro was the pianist, and Charles Gonzales was the vocalist. Special selections were "The Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Old Rugged Cross" and a tape of "Because You Love Me." 
Honorary casket bearers were Shane Voyles and Clifford A. Rebold. Casket bearers were Kirk Woods, Derrick Miller, Nick and Jeff Elwood, Larry Ratliff and Rex King. 
Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association can be left at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home.
Elwood was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Arkansas City, to Elton and Anna Irene (Mitchell) Woods. She married Clifford D. Rebold. She later married B.D. Elwood on Oct. 6, 1979, at the Slate Valley Baptist Church near Oxford.
Elwood worked at Riverview Manor, Oxford, before working at Cessna, Strother Field, for 12 years. She later worked at General Dynamics, Fort Worth, Texas, Gates Learjet, Wichita, and GEC, Wellington. She was also a rural mail carrier at Oxford.
Elwood was a member of Maple Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Elwood, Oxford; two daughters, Debbie Goodman, Wellington, and Velinda Voyles, Oxford; two stepsons, Nick Elwood, Oxford, and Jeff Elwood, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Danielle King, Arkansas City, and Catherine Zimmerman, Oxford; two brothers, Truman Woods, Winfield, and Fred Woods, Wichita; a sister, Nelda Miller, Oxford; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Keith Elton Rebold, preceded her in death.

Kyle Luis
Services for Kyle Bradly Luis, seven months, who died Feb. 20, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
Special music selections were "Angels Among Us" by Alabama and "Crazy Love," by Aaron Neville.
Casket bearers were Phillip Boucher, Adam and Michael Brown, Lonnie and Rodger Church and Matthew Spencer.
A memorial has been established with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation.

Brinten March
DOUGLASS - Brinten Victor March, 78, of Douglass, died March 1, 1998, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Richland Cemetery. Pastor Cliff Muci will officiate. 
Friends may call at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home in Douglass until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
March was born March 15, 1919, in Douglass, to Samuel and Josephine (Gillum) March.
A farmer, he was a member of the Douglass Christian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Louis S. March, and a sister, Mary Bates, both of Douglass, and six nieces and nephews.

Alton Juhlin
STILLWATER, Okla. - Alton P. Juhlin, 78, of Stillwater, died Feb. 28, 1998, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Dr. James P. Gragg will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater. 
Friends may call at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 400 W. Seventh, Stillwater, OK 74074. Contributions can also be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Juhlin was born May 17, 1919, in Lakeland, Fla., to Wesley P. and Minnie Lee (Hulsey) Juhlin. On June 3, 1944, he married Minnie Myrtle White in Wheaton, Ill.
Juhlin attended schools in Lakeland, Fla., and Macon, Ga., and graduated from high school in East Peoria, Ill., in 1936. He received degrees from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.; and the University of Michigan.
Juhlin worked at the Peoria Public Library from 1940 to 1942, Wheaton College Library from 1943 to 1945 and the Oklahoma State University library from 1946 to 1950 and 1951 to 1960.
He also worked at the University of Missouri from 1950 to 1951, Texas Women's University from 1960 to 1961 and Southern Illinois University from 1961 to 1982. 
After retirement he returned to Stillwater in 1984. He did volunteer tutoring of international students and worked in the University Heights church library and legal aid of Western Oklahoma library. He also served on the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library board.
Juhline was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Golden K Kiwanis Emeritus.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Juhlin, Stillwater; a son, David Juhlin, Winfield; a daughter, Judith Bruce, Guthrie, Okla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Birdie Carter
PERU - Birdie Irene Carter, 91, homemaker, of Peru, died Feb. 27, 1998, at her home.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sedan Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Peru Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the church. 
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of arrangements.
Carter was born March 29, 1906, near Barnsdall, Okla., to John Phillip and Alice Joy (Morgan) Hocker. She attended Todd School in Osage County, Okla. 
On June 4, 1924, she married Charley Virgil Carter in Barnsdall. They made their home at the Naval Reserve oil field near Fairfax, Okla., from 1933 to 1963 when they moved to Sedan. They had lived in Peru since 1968. 
Carter was a member of the Sedan Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her husband, Virgil Carter, Peru; two sons, James Carter, Watsonville, Calif., and Kenneth Carter, Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Mary Bohde, Roswell, N.M., Dorothy Good, Valley Springs, Calif., and Naomi White-Jenkings, Oklahoma City; two brothers, John Hocker, Ponca City, Okla., and Clifford Hocker, Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Wetoka Cloud, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Laken Collier
WICHITA - Laken Chele Collier, four months, of Wichita, died Feb. 28, 1998, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mulvane Cemetery. The Rev. Lee Louderback will officiate. 
Friends may call at Senter-Smith Mortuary until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Laken was born Oct. 4, 1997, in Wichita, to Brian and Shannon (Steinle) Collier.
Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Shayna Collier and Ashley Collier, both of Wichita; grandparents, Dottie Steinle and Ramona Collier Stapleton, both of Mulvane, Earl and Judy Steinle, Winfield, and Michael Collier, Honey Creek, Iowa; and great-grandparents, Ed and Virginia Steinle and Geraldine Drylie, all of Mulvane, Zella Mitts, Alva, Okla., and Paul and Doris Collier, Honey Creek, Iowa.

Lavern Dickson
ARKANSAS CITY - Lavern C. Dickson, 82, retired construction business owner, of Arkansas City, died March 2, 1998, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. James Standerfer will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Geuda Springs.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Dickson was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Ada, Okla., to Alvin Elwood and Sylvina (Lewis) Dickson. When Lavern was an infant, the family moved to Arkansas City where he later attended school.
On Sept. 30, 1933, he married Velma Marie Sammis in Hutchinson.
Dickson worked for Kanotex Refrigeration Co. and later for Cessna Aircraft from which the U.S. Air Force drafted him to teach aircraft woodwork in Stillwater at Oklahoma A&M College. He then worked for Consolidated Vulter Aircraft Co. in Tucson, Ariz. At the end of World War II, he returned to Arkansas City and went to work for National Life and Accident Insurance Co. 
In Carthage, Mo., he started his own construction company and obtained a contract from Four Seasons Nursing Homes to build homes throughout Oklahoma and Texas. He then moved to Brownsville, Texas, to begin a construction business. The 10-story condominium he built on South Padre Island was the first of its kind in southeast Texas. He moved to Bristow, Okla., where he was in the construction business until he retired in 1982.
The Dicksons returned to Arkansas City in November 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Dickson, Arkansas City; two sons, Jerry Dickson, Springdale, Ark., and Don Dickson, Jefferson, Texas; a daughter, Darlene Hale, Arkansas City; three brothers, Gene Dickson, Freedom, Okla., Paul Dickson, Layton, Utah, and David Dickson, Bremerton, Ore.; four sisters, Marie Wilson and Pat Stuart, both of Arkansas City, Betty Gillett, Douglass, and Sue Sheldon, Bluff City; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Viola McCulley
Services for Viola E. McCulley, 90, who died Feb. 13, 1998, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Warren Smith officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Solo music selections were "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Neil Hunt, Norman Payne, Derrel Pearce, Albert Gardner, Millard Kittelson and Leonard Biddle.
A memorial has been established with the William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Laurence Johnson
HOLDREGE, Neb. - Laurence E. Johnson, 90, retired farmer, of Holdrege, died Feb. 18, 1998, at the Methodist Memorial Homes in Holdrege.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Bethel Lutheran Church. The Revs. David Sites and Steven Billington officiated. Burial was in Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Bethel Lutheran Church and Holdrege Senior Citizens Center.
Johnson was born Dec. 27, 1907, in Phelps County, Neb., to Gust A. and Augusta E. (Peterson) Johnson. He attended Rural School 48 and the Magill School 26.
Johnson and his brother Gunnard began operating the family farm in 1924. After Gunnard's death in 1964, Laurence continued farming until his retirement in 1967.
He was a longtime member of Bethel Lutheran Church and participated in activities at the senior center in Holdrege.
Survivors include a sister, Evangeline Carlson, Winfield; four nephews; two nieces and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Irma Sluga
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Irma Grace "Ranny" Sluga, 76, of Mountain Home, formerly of Elk Falls, died March 3, 1998, in Mountain Home. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Elk Falls Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by Ferguson-Speese American Legion Post 388 of Moline. 
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home. Contributions can be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Sluga was born Dec. 31, 1921, at Elk Falls, to John William and Beulah Darling (Finley) Ransom. She graduated from Elk Falls High School in 1939 and received her diploma as a registered nurse from the Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita in July 1943.
In 1945, she joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and served her country during World War II. After being discharged from active duty, she married Lt. Col. E. Lawrence Sluga on July 11, 1946, at Fort Jackson, S.C. They lived at several locations around the world before being stationed at Oklahoma City where she worked as head nurse at South Community Hospital from 1967 to 1972. The Slugas later lived in Colorado and Iowa before moving to Mountain Home in 1983.
Sluga was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Sluga, Mountain Home; a daughter, Tanya Seemann, Waterloo, Neb.; and two grandchildren.

Birdie Carter
SEDAN - Services for Birdie Irene Carter were held at 2:30 p.m. March 3, 1998, at the Sedan Assembly of God Church. The Revs. Fred Darbone, Ron Bohde and John Hocker Jr. officiated. Burial was in Peru Cemetery.
Mary Bohde and Eunice Rigunay were vocalists. Dorothy Good was organist. Music selections were "The Pearly White City," "Meet Me There," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "I'll Meet You in the Morning."
Honorary casket bearers were Joel Rigunay, Steven White and Robert W. West.
Casket bearers were Steve M. White, David Carter, Charles K. Carter, Paul N. Bohde, David N. West and Kevin R. Woodruff.
A memorial has been established with the Sedan Assembly of God Church.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of arrangements.

Danny Ferguson
CEDAR VALE - Danny R. Ferguson, 40, of Cedar Vale, died March 3, 1998, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Cedar Vale. Burial will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Ferguson was born July 10, 1957, in Cedar Vale, to Cecil and Irene (Stafford) Ferguson. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1975.
For many years, he worked as a carpenter in the Cedar Vale area, then moved to Winfield and worked for Binney & Smith for six years. He returned to Cedar Vale in January.
Survivors include his mother, Irene Ferguson, Cedar Vale; and three brothers, Norlan Ferguson, McPherson, David Ferguson, Cedar Vale, and Donnie Ferguson, Bartlesville, Okla.

Robert Wilcox
Robert Edson "Bob" Wilcox, 90, of 1202 Wheat Road, Winfield, died March 4, 1998, at Good Samaritan Village. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Warren Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church.
Wilcox was born Nov. 24, 1907, in Kansas City, Mo., to James Birdsel and Edith (Gardner) Wilcox. 
On June 13, 1931, he married Margaret Fretz. She died July 14, 1939.
On Dec. 26, 1950, he married Anna Mae Odell.
A Winfield resident since 1927, he was employed at Winfield Investment Co. and the First National Bank.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Wilcox, Winfield; two sons, Robert Kemper Wilcox, Fort Worth, Texas, and Robert G. Odell, Winfield; two sisters, Ruth Pope, Houston, Texas, and Louise Grass, Raytown, Mo.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Hettie Chrisler
HAYS - Hettie Belle Chrisler, 93, of St. John's of Hays Nursing Home, died March 3, 1998, at Hays Medical Center-Hadley Campus.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cline's Mortuary, Hays. Dr. David Pieplow will officiate. Burial will be in Norman Cemetery in northeast Ellis County.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the nursing home.
Chrisler was born Jan. 8, 1905, in Russell County, to Fred McNay and Hettie Bell (Evans) McConnell. She graduated from Russell High School in 1923 and attended the Hays Normal School. 
She taught school in Ellis County for many years.
On May 1, 1928, she married George Oren Chrisler at Great Bend. They lived on a farm in Ellis County until moving to the nursing home in 1991. He died Jan. 28, 1998.
Chrisler was a member of the Natoma Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dale Chrisler, Oakley, and Duane Chrisler, Winfield; a sister, Edna Lewis, Salina; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


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