Miscellaneous Cowley County, Kansas Obituaries - 1996

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Casey Tucker
ATLANTA, Ga. - Casey Tucker, 22, of Atlanta, formerly of Winfield, died today of an asthma attack that went into cardiac arrest, according to Barbara Martin, his aunt.
Tucker, the son of Gary Tucker of El Paso, Texas, and Rita Hulsey of Houston, lived most of his life in Winfield before the family moved to Haysville when he was in high school. He was working for Delta Airlines in Atlanta at the time of his death.
Service arrangements will be announced when they are available.

Richard Flower
Services for Richard W. Flower were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23, 1996, in Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Mark Fry officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Special vocal music selections included "Under His Wings" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Chad, Cliff, Keith L. , Kris, Paul and Shea Flower.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

Hattie Riggs
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Hattie Mabel Riggs, 91, of Snellville, retired teacher, died Oct. 20, 1996, in Snellville.
Services were held in Mount Lindo Cemetery in Morrison, Colo. Family members shared memories of Riggs in poems and stories and offered prayers.
Casket bearers included her sons-in-law, grandsons and nephews.
Riggs was born Feb. 14, 1905, in Burden, the daughter of George and Hattie Lauppe.
She taught school in Tisdale, at Eaton for four years and in Argonia.
On May 24, 1942, she married Raymond Riggs in Burden. They made their home for many years in Denver.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Robertson, Buford, Ga., and Barbara Cooper, Rapid City, S.D.; a brother, Harold Lauppe, Winfield; and three grandsons.

Arlene Gugler
MANHATTAN - Arlene Carolyn (Jaenicke) Gugler, 78, of Manhattan, died Nov. 25, 1996, at Mercy Health Center of Manhattan following an extended illness.
Cremation is planned. Gugler's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Manhattan Public Library through Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Gugler was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Navarre and attended Dickinson County Community High School in Chapman. In 1942 she graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia with a bachelor's degree in education.
She married Merle Gugler on Aug. 10, 1940, at Lyona Community Church. They moved to Manhattan in 1943, and she worked for many years as a teacher and substitute teacher in the Manhattan-Ogden school district.
Gugler had been a Girl Scout leader, president of the Parent Teachers Association and a member of a social club, garden club, sewing club and creative cooking club. 
Survivors include her husband, Merle Gugler, Manhattan; three daughters, Barbara Ann Lehman, Bedford Corners, N.Y., Dianne Kay Swanson, Denver, and Jill Arlene Burk, Stephenville, Texas; a brother, Dean Larson, Winfield; a sister, Lois Elaine Chambers, Newton; and five grandchildren.

Ellene Befort
ST. LEO - Ellene M. "Peanut" Befort, 26, of St. Leo, formerly of Arkansas City, died Nov. 25, 1996, in the Kingman County Hospital.
A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, also at Sacred Heart. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the education of her daughter, Allison. Contributions may be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.
Befort was born June 28, 1970, in Hays, the daughter of Alice I. Erickson and Harold F. Befort. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1988 and attended Cowley County Community College and Wichita State University. She graduated from Southwestern College with bachelor's degrees in elementary education and physical education in June 1996.
She was teaching kindergarten and first grade at St. Leo Catholic School in St. Leo at the time of her death. She was also teaching physical education and music in kindergarten through eighth grade and coaching softball and basketball. 
Befort taught a high school religion class and served as regional Catholic Youth Organization advisor and coach for Region IV, all in the St. Leo area. 
She was on the St. Leo Church pastoral council and had recently been named to the Wichita Diocese Physical Education Curriculum Committee.
Befort was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and a former member of Sacred Heart Church and an active member of the Cherokee Strip Players at the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum.
Survivors include her daughter, Allison E. Befort, St. Leo; her parents, Ed H. and Alice I. Befort, Arkansas City; five brothers, Eddie Erickson and Eric Befort, both of Arkansas City, Duane Befort, Amarillo, Texas, and Harold Befort and the Rev. Daryl Befort, both of Wichita; and four sisters, Elizabeth Befort, Arkansas City, Kim Daniels, Mulvane, Doreen Molitor, Kingman, and Eva Harmon, Wichita.

Elizabeth Henderson
ASHLAND, Neb. - Elizabeth Beatrice "Betty" Henderson, 88, of Ashland, formerly of Elk Falls, died Sept. 29, 1996, in Ashland.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Elk Falls Cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with the Audubon Society. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Henderson was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Hulen, Okla., a daughter of Edwin and Lena (Collins) Nelson. The family moved to Kansas when she was a child, and she attended a one-room school between Elk Falls and Longton. She graduated from Elk Falls High School and later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Omaha in Nebraska.
In 1932 she married Ralph Louis Henderson in Elk Falls. They lived in various locations in Nebraska and South Dakota before settling in Omaha. 
After World War II, when she received her bachelor's degree, Henderson taught in the Nebraska county school system. After she obtained her master's, she worked for the county board of education.
When her husband was discharged from military service after the Korean Conflict, the family returned to Omaha. After he died in 1961, she moved to Montara, Calif., and lived with her sister, Mary Ellen Stoker. Henderson returned to Omaha in 1989.
Survivors include a son, Louis Edwin Henderson, New Market, Md.; a daughter, Sylvia Sue Pickering, Ashland, Neb.; a brother, Edwin Nelson, Denver, ; three sisters, Stoker, Bartlesville, Okla., Alice Olson, Moline, and Maxine Jontra, Emmett, Idaho; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Eugene Snook
WICHITA - Eugene A. Snook, 69, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Nov. 24, 1996.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Central Christian Church Chapel. Downing and Lahey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Central Christian Church Nursery Building Program, 2900 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226.
Snook was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Winfield, a son of Roy and Lina (Adams) Snook. He was a retired Boeing tooling employee.
Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Snook, Wichita; two sons, Robert Snook, Altus, Okla., and Ken Wyatt, Derby; a daughter, Ann Toole, Wichita; a brother, Dale Snook, Winfield; a sister, Betty Welliver, Everett, Wash.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Casey Tucker
Casey Chad Tucker of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Winfield, died on Nov. 25, 1996, at the DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Asthma Foundation. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Tucker was born on June 16, 1974, at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, the son of Gary Earl Tucker and Rita Gibbs Tucker. He was raised and educated in Winfield before moving to Haysville as a youth. He graduated in 1992 from Haysville's Campus High School where he was named to "Who's Who in American Athletes in Wrestling."
Following graduation, he attended Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., and later graduated from Platt College in Oklahoma City.
In 1994 he began employment with Delta Airlines in Pittsburgh, Pa. In December 1995 he transferred to Atlanta where he was a senior ticketing associate for Delta.
Survivors include his parents, Gary Tucker and wife, Sue, El Paso, Texas, and Rita Hulsey and husband, Guy, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Ricci Tucker, Riverdale, Ga., and Brad Tucker, Arkansas City; a sister, Leah Jenkins, Abbeyville, S.C.; his grandmothers, Theda Tucker and Audrey McCollum, both of Winfield; three stepbrothers and two stepsisters.

Janice Truesdell
Janice Peter Truesdell, 85, of 1517 E. 11th, longtime Winfield resident, died Nov. 28, 1996, at Cumbernauld Village.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. A private burial will take place later in Burden Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church or the H.L. Snyder Research Foundation. Contributions may be made through the church or funeral home.
Truesdell was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Winfield to Ralph D. and Kathryn (Nelson) Peter. Raised and educated in Winfield, she graduated from Winfield High School in 1927. She later attended Emporia State Teachers College.
She taught kindergarten in Arkansas City for several years prior to her marriage to Dr. Bruce Truesdell on May 3, 1934. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 1994. He died in August 1995.
During World War II, Truesdell and their children went to Denver and Salt Lake City to join her husband and their father while he was a captain in the Army Air Corps. In 1945, they returned to Winfield.
Truesdell had been a member of or involved with the William Newton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Parent Teacher Association, American Legion Auxiliary, Rainbow Girls, DeMolay and Winfield Swim Team.
Survivors include a son, Tim Truesdell, San Diego; a daughter, Marcia Snyder, Bayside Hills, N.Y.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Jerry Kilts
Jerry O. Kilts, 61, of 2004 W. Fifth in Winfield, died Nov. 28, 1996, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Rick Thornton will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association.
Kilts was born Aug. 20, 1935, at Dale, the son of Ownus J. and Mary L. (Eudaley) Kilts. On July 1, 1958, he married Carole Geu, but they later divorced.
A truck driver, he had worked in the oil fields and for H.E. Clark Alfalfa Mill and Morton Buildings.
Survivors include a son, Dustin Kilts, and a daughter, Tracey Kilts, both of Udall; three brothers, Larry Kilts and Gary Kilts, both of Wichita; and Joe Kilts, Fort Myers, Fla.; a half-brother, Marty Pierce, Wichita; his companion, Paula Fager, Winfield; three stepbrothers, Darrel Stewart and David Stewart, both of Wichita, and Dwane Stewart, Udall; and three grandchildren.

Lena Looman
Lena May Looman, 83, of 1407 Hackney, Winfield, formerly of Cedar Vale, died Nov. 30, 1996, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Ken Davidson will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials have been established with the First Assembly of God Church and the Cedar Vale Community Hospital Activity Center. Contributions may be made at the church or funeral home.
Looman was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Beaver County, Okla., to Arthur "Bill" and Alice May (Arthurs) Courtney. When she was five years old, the family moved to Braman, Okla., where she was raised and educated. She attended Braman High School and moved with her family to Cedar Vale in 1947.
Employed in earlier years in grocery stores, she lived in Wichita for several years before moving to Winfield in 1956. She began employment at Beech Aircraft Co. in Wichita in 1956, working as a parts logger and distributor for Beech until retiring in 1979.
A member of the First Assembly of God Church in Winfield where she had served with the Women's Missionary Assembly, she was also affiliated with the women's circle at the church. 
Survivors include a son, Jimmie D. Looman, Cedar Vale; a daughter, Donna J. Cowel, Winfield; a brother, Lewis Glenn "Buster" Courtney, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Mary B. Springston, Iola; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Howard Crider
BELLE PLAINE - Howard A. Crider, 87, of Belle Plaine, formerly of Oxford, died Nov. 30, 1996, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home in Oxford. The Rev. Charles McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. 
A memorial has been established with Phoenix House in Caldwell. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Crider was born Sept. 2, 1909, near Morgan, Texas, the son of James Thomas and Mary Emiline (Cope) Crider. The family moved to a farm southwest of Oxford when he was a young boy. He attended Pleasant Hill and Green schools. 
On July 11, 1937, he married Lucile Spencer in Wellington. They farmed northwest of Oxford until retiring and moving to Belle Plaine in the early 1980s. She died Sept. 23, 1991.
Crider was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle Plaine.
Survivors include his daughter, Carol Roderick, Belle Plaine; a sister, Ora Mae Craven, Oxford; and three grandsons.

Edith Walker
MULVANE - Edith Agnes Walker, 84, homemaker, of Mulvane, died Nov. 29, 1996, in Rose Hill.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Senter-Smith Mortuary of Mulvane. The Rev. Jim Newkirk will officiate. Burial will be in Udall Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Walker was born in Attica on March 11, 1912, the daughter of Harry Roger and Ethel (Jacobs) Enlow. She was the widow of Ralph Lee Walker.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Neighborhood Club.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel Walker, Mulvane, and David Walker, Udall; two daughters, Lorraine Laurie, Mulvane, and Juanita Young, West Valley City, Utah; three brothers, Roland Enlow, Bountiful, Utah, Roger Enlow, California, and Don Enlow, Cedar Vale; 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Ellen Stoetzel
LOS ANGELES - Mary Ellen Stoetzel, 62, advertising executive, of Los Angeles, formerly of Winfield, died Nov. 29, 1996, after a two-year battle with cancer.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Stoetzel was born May 23, 1934, in Winfield, the daughter of Gordon and Mary Lewis. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business and moved to Los Angeles, where she resided for the past 40 years.
After moving to the West Coast, she was an advertising executive with Carson Roberts Agency, Ogilvey and Mather, Boswell and Jacobs and J. Walter Thompson. She was involved with promotions for Mattel, Wells Fargo Banks, Munsingwear and Vasarette, Columbia Pictures, Orion Pictures and the Universal Studios Tour. She also worked with Lorimar Pictures.
Survivors include a brother, Jim Lewis, Mesa, Ariz., and a stepdaughter, Wendy Clark, San Diego.

Claudine Caton
DREXEL HILL, Pa. - Claudine Fowler Caton, 83, of Drexel Hill, Pa., formerly of Winfield and Sedan, died Nov. 27, 1996, at her home.
A private memorial service was held Dec. 2 in Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Burmont Road and Bond Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. The Rev. Christopher Moore officiated. Burial was at the church.
Caton was born in Sedan, a daughter of Sam and Collette (Garrett) Fowler. She was raised in Winfield, where she graduated from Winfield High School and attended Southwestern College. 
In 1931 she married Chandler M. Caton, also of Winfield. Together they ran the family dairy farm until 1937 when they moved to Swarthmore, Pa., where he attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 
From 1937 to 1941 she worked as an assistant buyer of women's wear at John Wanamaker in Philadelphia. As a homemaker, she was a Cub Scout den mother and active in the Parent Teachers Association and Band Mothers of Drexel Hill Junior High School and Upper Darby High School.
Survivors include her husband, Chandler M. Caton, Drexel Hill; two sons, Chandler M. Caton, Hartford, Conn., and Philip B. Caton, Pennington, N.J., and three grandsons.

Daisy Keeney
Daisy Keeney, 86, formerly of 1821 E. 15th in Winfield, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The Rev. Ken Davidson will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Keeney was born March 13, 1910, in Newkirk, Okla., to James and Lottie (Hatfield) Behymer. In 1914 the family moved to the Kellogg area where she attended school and graduated from Oxford High School.
Married first to Earl Bursack, she later married Harold Keeney who died in 1990.
Keeney worked as a psychiatric aide at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center until her retirement in 1972. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Bursack, Winfield, and Terry Bursack, Wichita; a daughter, Wanda L. Harris, Geuda Springs; a brother, Homer Behymer, Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Perrigo
SEDAN - Phyllis Lavina Perrigo, 84, retired nurse, of Sedan, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Moline Cemetery. Graves-Baird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Perrigo was born July 19, 1912, in Oxford, a daughter of Clayton King and Oliva Rose (Spradlin) Copeland.
On April 8, 1935, she married Francis Marion Perrigo in Howard. He died Sept. 2, 1984.
A retired charge nurse at Winfield State Hospital and 
Training Center, Perrigo was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Norma Robinson, Peru, and several nieces and nephews.

Lorraine Elliott
WICHITA - Lorraine G. Elliott, 80, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview, 12100 E. 13th, Wichita. Preston Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association, 2100 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214.
Elliott was born June 15, 1916, in Winfield, a daughter of Everett and Ethel (Weakly) Williams.
A retired employee of St. Joseph Hospital in the admitting and purchasing department, she was a member of Mount Olive Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Fred L. Elliott, Wichita; a son, Fredric Elliott, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Beverly V. Brady, Derby; a brother, Ernest Williams, Yukon, Okla; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Jonalou Harrington
LOUDEN, Tenn. - Jonalou (Heitman) Harrington, 56, of Tellico Village, Louden, Tenn., formerly of Oxford, died Dec. 1, 1996, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Clearwater. The Rev. David Jenkins will officiate. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery. Webb Mortuary, Clearwater, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial services will be held Dec. 15 at the First Christian Church in Knoxville.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
Harrington was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Wichita to Walter and Louise (Young) Heitman. In the early 1940s, the family moved to Oxford where she graduated from high school in 1958. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in education in 1962.
Following a few years of teaching French at Wichita Heights High School and Montclair Junior High in New Jersey, she attended graduate school at Purdue University, from which she received a master's degree in counseling in 1966.
At the time she entered graduate school, she began a 28-year career in the Purdue residence hall system. She worked first as a floor counselor, then a staff resident, assistant manager and manager. She was the first woman manager in any Purdue University residence hall and was also active in a national organization of residence hall administrators.
In 1983, she was presented the Purdue Boilermaker Award by the Purdue Alumni Association in recognition of the extra effort she put forth to develop students' abilities to achieve successful lives.
At Purdue she met Prof. Rodney B. Harrington whom she married on Dec. 2, 1972, in Lafayette, Ind. Following her retirement in 1993, they moved to Tellico Village. She attended the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Knoxville.
Survivors include her husband, Rodney B. Harrington, Louden; a stepson, Rodney B. Harrington Jr., Chicago; a stepdaughter, Ellen Harrington, Indianapolis; and her parents, Walter and Louise Heitman, and a sister, Barbara Gimple, all of Emporia.

Barbara McCune
OZAWKIE - Barbara (Burton) McCune, 54, of Ozawkie, formerly of Winfield, died Dec. 4, 1996, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The Rev. Russ Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
McCune was born April 8, 1942, near San Antonio, Texas, a daughter of John and Maxine (Dobson) Burton. The daughter of a career military family, she was raised and educated on numerous military bases and college campuses. She completed high school at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and attended college at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
In 1965 she married John Coyne in Washington, D.C. They later divorced, and she moved to Winfield with her two children.
On Dec. 26, 1976, she married George P. McCune, who was then executive director of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
The family moved to Longmont, Colo., and then to El Dorado where she was employed by Citizens State Bank. She was also an active worker and volunteer for the Susan B. Allen Hospital Auxiliary in El Dorado and a member of the Episcopal Church.
The family moved to Chanute in 1982 to be near her in-laws, and she managed the family farm. They later moved to the Perry Lake area near Topeka. She was most recently employed in the Lakewood Hills Improvement Administration Office.
Survivors include her husband, George McCune, Ozawkie; four sons, Michael McCune, Ozawkie, John Patrick Coyne, Chanute, Matthew McCune, Winfield, and Marc McCune, Emporia; two daughters, Pamela Coyne Kaufman and Jennifer McCune Sullivan, and her parents, all of Winfield, and nine grandchildren. 

Bee Moore
BURDEN - Ona "Bee" Moore, 72, longtime resident of Burden, died Dec. 5, 1996, in Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight and until service time Saturday.
Memorials have been established with the Cowley County Landowners Association and the Burden First Responders Emergency Assistance Program. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Moore was born May 9, 1924, near Red Hill, Ark., to Claude E. and Sammie C. (Smith) Graham. The family moved to Bigelow, Ark., where she was raised and educated.
As a young woman, she worked in farming and in military factories in Arkansas during World War II. She later worked as a waitress and resided in Little Rock, Ark., before moving to Winfield in 1948.
On Jan. 21, 1954, she married James R. "Jimmy" Moore in Wellington, and they resided on a farm west of Burden throughout their marriage. He died March 12, 1994.
A member of the Presbyterian Church, she was formerly affiliated with the New Salem Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol Burgell, Burden, and Susie Roe, Grenola; a brother, Sam Graham, Wichita; three sisters, Shirley Hessee, Winfield, and Oma Sanders and Donna Smith, both of Conway, Ark.; and two grandsons.

Fay Snow
ARKANSAS CITY - Fay Snow, 63, of Arkansas City, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Arkansas City. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the First Southern Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.
Snow was born April 27, 1933, in Arkansas City, a daughter of William Wesley and Minnie Belle (Phelps) Stephenson. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City. 
On Feb. 24, 1951, she married Bill E. Snow in Arkansas City. They made their home in Blackwell, Okla., until 1962 when they returned to Arkansas City. She attended the First Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Snow, Arkansas City; five sons, Darrel Dean Snow and Len Wayne Snow, both of Arkansas City, Glen Wade Snow, Ponca City, Okla., Westley Eugene Snow, Geuda Springs, and Gerald Leroy Snow, Dexter; a daughter, Cheryl Jean Yatsko, Garber, Okla.; one brother, Enoch Stephenson, Arkansas City; three sisters, Andella Williams, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Grace Beebe, Monroe, Wash., and Neva Pettit, Princeton, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.

Ancil Wood
BURDEN - Ancil Wood, 88, of rural Burden, died Dec. 5, 1996, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Miles Funeral Service of Winfield will announce arrangements.


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