Mary Ellen Stoetzel
A memorial celebration for Mary Ellen (Lewis) Stoetzel, 62, of Los
Angeles, formerly of Winfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First
United Methodist Church of Winfield.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Wendy Clark, San Diego, and her
brother, Jim Lewis, Mesa, Ariz.,
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
UDALL - Corbet C. "Cob" Wilson, 69, retired maintenance superintendent,
of Udall, died Dec. 6, 1996, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St.
Francis Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Udall Cemetery. Friends
may call at Miles Funeral Service until 8 tonight and from 8 a.m. to 1
A memorial has been established with the Udall First Responders Emergency
Assistance Program. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Born April 4, 1927, at Harrison, Ark., he was a son of Lewis and Daisy
(Hudson) Wilson. He attended schools in Olvey, Ark., and as a young man
was employed as a truck driver.
On May 10, 1947, he married Helen Flippo in Harrison, where they made
their first home. He was employed there by Claridge Wood Products Co. as
a driver and machine operator. In 1959 the Wilsons moved to Udall where
he was employed in farm work and later at the Udall Farmers Co-op. He began
work for the city of Udall in 1969 and retired in 1988 as city superintendent
and maintenance director.
Wilson attended the Udall Church of the Nazarene and was affiliated
with Alcoholics Anonymous. He was a former member of the Udall Volunteer
Survivors include his wife, Helen Wilson, Udall; three sons, Jim Wilson,
Rushville, Ind., and Tom Wilson and Bill Wilson, both of Udall; a daughter,
Darlene Englebright, Wichita; a brother, James Wilson, Harrison, Ark.;
two sisters, Coyieta Roberts, Springdale, Ark., and Corman Reynolds, Searcy,
Ark., 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Herbert K. "Bill" Crabtree, 79, of 1815 E. Seventh in Winfield, retired
city worker, died Dec. 6, 1996, at his home after a long illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight and before services
The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Inc. or Home
Health Care of William Newton Memorial Hospital. Contributions can be made
at the hospital or funeral service.
Crabtree was born March 1, 1917, at Latham to William E. and Margaret
(Swisher) Crabtree. Raised and educated in the Latham community, he graduated
from Latham High School.
In 1936 he married Edith Wright. They resided in Latham during most
of their marriage. She died in 1960.
Crabtree was employed as a propane truck driver for Southern Kansas
L.P. Gas Co. for 23 years and later worked for the electric distribution
department of the city of Winfield.
On Sept. 30, 1961, he married Mildred "Mick" Brashear in Winfield where
they resided throughout their marriage. He retired from the city of Winfield
Crabtree was a member of the Latham Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mick Crabtree, Winfield; two stepsons,
Charles Brashear, Winfield, and Leland Brashear, Hoisington; two brothers,
Hallie Crabtree and John Crabtree, both of El Dorado; a sister, Betty Biles,
Wichita; four stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Elizabeth R. "Libby" Sears, 54, co-owner of Ruppelius Fine Jewelers,
of 1103 E. Ninth in Winfield, died Dec. 8, 1996, at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ.
Keith Cross will officiate, and burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be until 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established with the World Bible School and American
Sears was born Feb. 28, 1942, in Wilmington, N.C., to Andrew M. and
Rachel (Mansfield) Mulik. She graduated from Hampton High School in Hampton,
Va., in 1960.
On April 16, 1960, she married Joe Sears in Hampton. They lived in
Newport News, Va., where they worked at Zales Jewelry, and in Casper, Wyo.,
and Independence. In 1966 they moved to Winfield where they purchased Ruppelius
Fine Jewelers. She worked there until she became ill seven and a half years
Sears was a member of the Church of Christ in Winfield.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Sears, Winfield; a daughter, Mary
Elizabeth Hinkley, Winnsboro, Texas; her mother, Rachel Mulik, Newport
News, Va.; two sisters, Mary Ann Dail, Sandston, Va., and Shirley Hatchett,
Smithville, Va.; a brother, John A. Mulik, Richmond, Va., and two granddaughters.
HOWARD - Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Harrod, 85, retired Toots Drive-In owner,
of Howard, died Dec. 8, 1996, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate, and burial will be in Grace Lawn
Memorials have been established with the Howard United Methodist Church
and National Kidney Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral
Harrod was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Tripp County, S.D., to Orval A. and
Lydia E. (Criger) Clum. When she was eight years old, the family moved
from Winner, S.D., to Elk County, where she attended school and graduated
from Howard High School in 1929.
On Jan. 26, 1939, she married Ralph William Harrod in Wichita.
In 1958 they purchased Harrod's Drive-In in Severy and operated that
business until his death in 1969. They had also purchased Toot's Drive-In
in Howard in 1965, and she continued operating that business until her
retirement in 1975. For many years, she also worked part time preparing
income tax returns.
Harrod was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and various
Survivors include her sons, Weldon Harrod, Ottawa, and Jerry Harrod,
Howard; a daughter, Janis Fuqua, Douglass; a sister, Margaret Miller, Howard;
six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
AUGUSTA - Irene A. Turner, 72, homemaker, of rural Augusta, formerly
of Winfield, died Dec. 5, 1996, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Funeral
Home in Augusta. The Rev. Ron Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita,
Irene Turner was born May 28, 1924, in Rosalia, a daughter of Jesse
and Mabel (Allen) Ratcliff. On March 5, 1940, she married Jack F. Turner.
Turner lived most of her life in El Dorado before moving to Winfield
in the late 1960s and then to Augusta.
Survivors include her husband, Jack F. Turner, Augusta; three sons,
Lloyd Turner, Easley, S.C., Jack W. Turner, Coffeyville, and Ron Turner,
Augusta; two daughters, Marilyn Harrison, Augusta, and Sandra Sisson, Winfield;
two brothers, Jack Ratcliff, Augusta, and Clegg Ratcliff, El Dorado; four
sisters, Dorothy Perry, Augusta, Mildred Schnider, Phoenix, Mickey Gamble,
Wichita, and Pat Mitchell, El Dorado; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Dr. R. Steven Janke, 54, of Buffalo, N.Y., son of Henry
C. Janke of Winfield, died Dec. 9, 1996, at the Garden of Manhattan in
A more complete obituary will be printed in a later Courier.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home of Winfield is in charge of
HOWARD - Fanny Marjorie Allen, 94, retired Boeing employee, of Howard,
died Dec. 8, 1996, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Wichita
Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Middleton officiating.
Memorials have been established with the Howard Senior Center and the
Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. Contributions
can be made through the funeral home.
Allen was born Sept. 1, 1902, at Anthony, to Thomas Grant and Ida Lee
(Nichols) Milton. The family moved to the Fargo, Okla., area where she
was raised and educated.
On Feb. 9, 1924, she married Arthur B. Allen in Winfield. They lived
near Wichita until his death in 1952.
In 1953 Allen moved to Wichita where she worked for Boeing Aircraft
Co. from 1954 until her retirement in 1965. She returned to Howard in 1980.
Allen volunteered at the Union Rescue Mission in Wichita for many years.
She had been a member of the Wichita Bible Church since the 1940s and attended
Howard United Methodist Church. She belonged to a United Methodist Women's
circle in Howard and the Triple F organization.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry R. Allen, Howard, and Homer Wayne
Allen, San Diego; a daughter, Pauline A. Young, Hartford, Conn.; a sister,
Irene Mead, Ogden, Utah; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren
and stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
INDEPENDENCE - Lola Bright, 96, retired nursing home employee, of Independence,
died Dec. 6, 1996, at Glenwood Estate.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in Community Christian Church.
The Rev. Don Elliott officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk
City. Webb and Rodrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers were her grandsons, Don McLeod, Steve Vestal, Larry
Joe and Richard Reddy and Doug and Scott Bright.
A memorial has been established with Community Christian Church.
Bright was born March 27, 1900, near Longton, a daughter of John William
and Margaret (Flesher) Hughes. On Oct. 18, 1920, she married John Riley
Bright in Independence. He preceded her in death.
Bright worked at Westervelt Nursing Home and in private homes and as
a baby sitter in her home.
She was a member of Community Christian Church.
Survivors include three sons, Wilbur Bright, Winfield, Willard Bright,
Independence, and Russell Bright, St. John; three daughters, Claudine Wells,
Independence, Twilla Morris, Dumas, Texas, and Margaret Vestal, Elk City;
a sister, Goldie Mock, Cheney; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren.
BUFFALO - Dr. Richard Steven Janke, 54, of Buffalo, formerly of Winfield,
died Dec. 9, 1996, at the Garden of Manhattan in Buffalo following an extended
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
A memorial has been established for art history with the University
of Kansas Endowment Association, Lawrence, KS 66045.
Janke was born to Henry and Mary (Irvin) Janke on May 23, 1942, in
McPherson. The family moved to Winfield in 1946. He graduated as valedictorian
of his class at Winfield High School in 1960.
Janke graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964 and received
his master's degree in 1967 and a doctorate in 1973 from the University
of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
As a professor of art history, Janke taught first at the University
of Cincinnati and since 1969 at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe doing research.
Survivors include his father, Henry Janke, and a sister, Kathy McMillen,
both of Winfield, and two nephews.
Mary Ellen Snodderly
HOWARD - Mary Ellen Snodderly, 75, homemaker, longtime resident of
Howard, died Dec. 9, 1996, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis
Campus in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Funeral Home.
The Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate. Burial will be held in Grace Lawn
A memorial has been established with the Howard United Methodist Church.
Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Snodderly was born April 10, 1921, in Howard, the daughter of Albert
Orestus and Edith Hester (Collins) Andrews. She was raised in Howard and
graduated from Howard High School. She attended a year of college in Wichita.
On July 17, 1945, she married Lyman Snodderly in Wellington. During
her life, she lived in Harper and Oklahoma City but mostly resided in Howard.
Snodderly was a member of the Howard High School Alumni Association
and the American Legion Auxiliary of Carter-Rader Post 149. At the time
of her death, she was serving as secretary of Columbia Chapter 142, Order
of Eastern Star, in Howard and was a longtime member of the Howard United
Methodist Church and a United Methodist Women's circle.
Survivors include her husband, Lyman Snodderly, Howard; two sons, Dr.
Paul Snodderly, Fort Collins, Colo., and John Snodderly, Post Falls, Idaho;
a brother, Albert Andrews, Wichita; a sister, Clarice Anderson, Takoma
Park, Md.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
WICHITA - Leonard J. "Red" Hawley, 68, independent oil derrick hand,
died on Dec. 9, 1996.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Christian Worship
Ministry, 1818 S. Broadway.
Survivors include a son, Wesley E. Hawley, New Orleans, La.; two daughters,
Janet Brown and Cynthia Welch, both of Wichita; a brother, Lloyd Hawley,
Atlanta; a sister, Luella Ruth Hellman, Wichita; four grandchildren and
ARKANSAS CITY - Michael Allen Johnson Sr., 48, Winfield Correctional
Facility guard and officer, of Arkansas City, died Dec. 13, 1996, at his
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawks Funeral Home.
Pastor Lee Wheeler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the building fund of the Dunamis
Church and Christian Outreach Fellowship in Winfield. Contributions can
be left at the funeral home.
Johnson was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Manhattan, a son of William Oscar
and Vider (McGhee) Johnson. He was raised in Arkansas City and attended
local schools, including Cowley County Community College.
During the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.
On Nov. 3, 1973, he married Diane Harper in Arkansas City.
Johnson had been employed by the Winfield State Hospital and Training
Center and later worked for Santa Fe Railway. He had been a guard and correction
officer at the Winfield Correctional Facility since it opened in 1984.
He married Carol Ann Dobbs James Dec. 11, 1996, at their home in Arkansas
Survivors include his wife, Carol Johnson, Arkansas City; two sons,
Michael A. Johnson Jr. and Terrance B. Johnson, both of Newton; a daughter,
LaGretta Johnson, Pawhuska, Okla.; two stepsons, Wesley Dobbs and Jonathan
Ivey, both of Wichita; his mother, Vider Johnson, San Francisco; a brother,
William Carter, Smyrna, Ga.; and three stepgrandchildren.
ATLANTA -Clifford Dale Hollingsworth, 62, longtime resident of Atlanta,
died Dec. 11, 1996, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City,
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Atlanta United
Methodist Church. Military rites will be conducted in Atlanta Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions
may be made through the church or Miles Funeral Service.
Hollingsworth was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Atlanta, a son of Clifford
E. and Edna (Herndon) Hollingsworth. He attended Atlanta schools and graduated
from Atlanta High School.
Hollingsworth joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and served in Germany where
he was a rifleman on the European Sharp Shooter team.
He returned to Atlanta and was employed at the Cudahy meat packing
plant in Wichita. He later worked for several construction firms in Kansas
and Oklahoma prior to his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Hollingsworth, and a daughter, Angela
Hollingsworth, both of Wichita; his mother, Edna Hollingsworth, El Dorado;
a brother, Earl Hollingsworth, Mililani Town, Hawaii; a sister, Betty Jo
Ankrom, Herington; and four grandchildren.
HAYSVILLE - Addie Neldalee Lee, 68, of Haysville, retired cook, died
Dec. 13, 1996, in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary in Haysville.
The Rev. Delmar Siemens will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel
Memorial Gardens in Wichita.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Lee was born June 28, 1928, in Post, Texas, a daughter of Leslie Foy
and Carrie Adeline (Childers) Nipp. On March 12, 1949, she married Carlton
A retired USD 261 cook, she was a member of the Church of Christ of
Survivors include her husband, Carlton Lee, Haysville; a son Darrell
Lee, Udall; two daughters, Rhonda Turner, Wichita, and Deanna Griffin,
Poteau, Okla.; four brothers, William Nipp, Greenwood, Ark., Wayne Nipp,
Salisaw, Okla., Eldon Nipp, Ralls, Texas, and Vernon Nipp, Roaring Springs,
Texas; two sisters, Valta Deaton, Matador, Texas, and Jarene Duncan, Lubbock,
Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
GRENOLA - Patricia Dawn "Trisha" Miller, 18, West Elk High School graduate,
died Dec. 14, 1996, at her home in Grenola.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grenola Christian Church.
The Rev. Wallace Wartick will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Leukemia Society. Contributions
can be left at Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Born Aug. 8, 1978, in Winfield, she was a daughter of Robert Gene and
Deborah Ann (Scobee) Miller. She attended schools in Grenola, Burden and
Moline and graduated from West Elk High School in 1996.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, was in the gifted student
program, served as student council secretary and was a member of the Future
Homemakers of America. She played volleyball and basketball and was a West
In 1995, she was Miss Grenola and participated in Arkalalah. She was
also a homecoming queen candidate at West Elk.
Miller was named the Tandy Corp. Outstanding Student in Math and Science,
was named a State Scholar and received the Regent's Recommended Curriculum
Award and the President's Academic Fitness Award.
Miller had worked at the Sirloin Stockade in Arkansas City and was
also employed at the Grenola Cafe and the Bread Pantry in Moline.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Deborah and Tom Brunsteter,
Moline; her father and stepmother, Bobby and Cindi Miller, Grenola; a brother,
Donnie Bill Miller, Grenola; a sister, Angel Miller, Moline; three stepsisters,
Rhiannon Brunsteter, Mallary Brunsteter and Taylor Brunsteter, all of Stillwater,
Okla.; her grandmothers, Mary Adams, Moline, and Pansy Miller, Grenola;
her great-grandmothers, Ora Paasch and Lulu Miller, both of Grenola; and
stepgrandparents, Bud and Frances Brunsteter, Bartlesville, Okla., and
Bill and Stephanie Gifford, Grenola.
ARKANSAS CITY - Lena Willie Ozella Conner, 77, retired Rodeo Meats
worker, of Arkansas City, died Dec. 14, 1996, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawks Funeral Home. The
Rev. Henry Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m.
to noon Tuesday.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
Conner was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Clorhide, N.M., a daughter of Wesley
Gaton and Sarah Elizabeth (Gordon) Hobbs. She attended schools in Hot Springs,
On May 20, 1937, she married Eugene Harris Conner in Hot Springs. They
moved to Arkansas City in 1948. He died Jan. 13, 1992.
Conner worked for Rodeo Meats from 1952 until her 1970 retirement.
She was a member of IXL Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Wesley Conner, Newkirk, Okla.; three daughters,
Viola Richardson, Ponca City, Okla., Ozella Vince, Geuda Springs, and Naomi
Pappan, Arkansas City; seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
PHOENIX - Harry L. Groom, 79, a resident of Cambridge for more than
65 years, died Dec. 15, 1996, in Phoenix.
Memorial services will be held locally at a later time and will be
announced by Miles Funeral Service of Winfield.
Groom was born Sept. 10, 1917, on a farm near Wilmot to Arthur and
Mabel (Swain) Groom. He was educated in rural Wilmot schools before moving
with his family to Cambridge when he was 11. He graduated from Cambridge
High School in 1936.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force.
Groom was an employee of the Kansas State Department of Transportation
and retired Oct. 1, 1982, after 20 years of service.
On Oct. 24, 1964, he married Gladys Neff Outlaw. They resided in Cambridge
where they owned and operated the Stockman's Cafe for many years. Following
retirement, the Grooms moved to Phoenix on Oct. 1, 1996.
A member of the Cambridge Presbyterian Church where he served as an
elder, Groom was also a member of the Clinton Chapter of the Masonic Lodge
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Groom, and his daughters, Karen
White and Becky Stone, all of Phoenix; a brother, Gelston Groom, Winfield;
a sister, Nola Neidert, Wichita; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Helen L. Sandstrum
DEXTER - Helen L. Sandstrum, 86, former longtime resident of Atlanta,
died Dec. 16, 1996, in William Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service in
Winfield. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial has been established with Grouse Valley Manor in Dexter.
Contributions may be made at the manor or the funeral home.
Sandstrum was born June 26, 1910, on a farm near Atlanta to William
Pitt and Christine (Wingert) Carver. Raised and educated in the Atlanta
community, she graduated from Atlanta High School in 1926 and received
nursing education in Hoisington.
On Oct. 3, 1931, she married Wesley L. "Bud" Sandstrum in Newkirk,
Okla. They lived and farmed west of Atlanta for nearly 50 years.
Sandstrum was employed at St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield and Winfield
State Hospital and Training Center before beginning employment with William
Newton Memorial Hospital. She retired as a ward clerk there in 1975.
In 1979 the Sandstrums moved into Atlanta. He died July 18, 1984. She
had resided at Grouse Valley Manor since 1988.
Sandstrum was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine Whiteman, Atlanta; three sisters,
Faye Quinn, Dexter, and Gladys Gordon and Blanche Lewis, both of Wichita;
and two grandchildren.
BURLINGTON - Paul Ruhter, 84, of Burlington, formerly of Winfield,
died Dec. 17, 1996, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church
of Burlington. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home on Friday.
Contributions can be made to the Paul Ruhter Memorial Fund.
Ruhter was born Oct. 2, 1912, in Hastings, Neb., a son of Otto and
Marie (Timme) Ruhter. On June 12, 1938, he married Mary F. Fulton in Winfield.
She died Oct. 24, 1991.
For many years, the Ruhters lived in Winfield where he owned and operated
a furniture store and also became a cabinet maker.
In May 1959 they moved to Burlington, and he was the administrator
of the Coffey County Hospital which was operated by the Lutheran Hospital
Association. He served as mayor and on the USD 244 Board of Education in
In 1973 the Ruhters moved to Jackson, Wyo., where they owned and operated
the Horseshoe Motel. They retired in 1982 and returned to Burlington.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, Paul E. "Gene" Ruhter, Idaho Falls, Idaho,
and David Lee Ruhter, Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Polly Epting, Burlington,
and Marilyn Younie, Fruita, Colo.; a sister, Ruth Pfeil, Hastings, Neb.;
and six grandchildren.
IOLA - Hazel Irene Harris, 87, former longtime resident of Moline,
died Dec. 15, 1996, at Arkhaven Nursing Home in Iola.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Funeral Home
in Howard. The Rev. Jim Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Moline
A memorial has been established with the Moline Christian Church. Contributions
may be made through the funeral home.
Harris was born July 9, 1909, in Belknap, a daughter of David Sheridan
and Mary Jane (Scott) McAlister. She was raised in the Moline community,
attended school in Belknap and graduated from Moline High School. She also
attended Pittsburg State Teachers College.
On Aug. 15, 1928, she married Kenneth Leon Harris in Beulah. They owned
and operated a hatchery and orchard in Moline for many years. After his
death on Aug. 5, 1985, she remained in Moline until moving to a nursing
home in Rossville. She had been a resident of Arkhaven for the past year.
Harris was a longtime member of the Moline Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Frank Harris, Boise, Idaho; three daughters,
Elizabeth Gibbon, Topeka, Maridene Arndt, Gladstone, Mo., and Marian Dudgeon,
Laramie, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren
WICHITA - Marc Adam Reeves, 40, physician's assistant, of Wichita,
formerly of New York City, died Dec. 18, 1996, at his parents' home in
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home in
Wichita and at 3:30 p.m. in Wilmot Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. of Wichita and the
Marc A. Reeves Scholarship Fund at Wichita State University.
Reeves was a physician's assistant with a New York City hospital.
Survivors include his fiancee, Emily Mikesell, New York City; a son,
Aaron Schoenhofer, and his parents, Jim and Sally Reeves, all of Wichita;
and a sister, Linda Baxter, Derby.
LEON - Harold F. Jones, 90, farmer, stockman, teacher and owner of
Jones Oil Co., of Leon, died Dec. 18, 1996, in Newton Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Leon Christian Church.
Burial will be in Leon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 Friday evening
in Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado.
A memorial has been established with Cookson Hills Ministries. Contributions
can be left at the funeral home.
Jones was born Sept. 26, 1906, in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Elmer
and Mary (Harlan) Jones. On Aug. 2, 1925, he married Gladys Thorne in Emporia.
Jones moved from Matfield Green to Leon and was a farmer and stockman.
He owned and operated Jones Oil Co. for 30 years.
For 22 years, he was also a teacher and principal in Chase, Greenwood
and Butler counties. He taught for seven years in Leon Grade School and
for two years in Haverhill Grade School. He also did some coaching.
A member of Leon Christian Church, he was an elder emeritus of the
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Jones, and a son, Larry Jones, both
of Leon; a sister, Crystle Deering, Matfield Green; two grandsons and five
Pearl E. Lewis, 102, longtime resident of Burden, died Dec. 17, 1996,
at Winfield Rest Haven where she had been a resident since 1986.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel
in Burden and at 2:30 p.m. in the Cashion, Okla., cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Lewis was born Aug. 2, 1894, in Cashion, Okla., a daughter of Melvin
and Jennie (Chitwood) Stoner.
She received her bachelor's degree in education from Central State
University in Edmond, Okla.
On Aug. 31, 1915, she married Trueman B. Lewis in Guthrie, Okla. They
moved from Wilmot to Burden in 1920. He died Jan. 22, 1988.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Sharon Daniel, Albuquerque, N.M.,
and two sisters, Nellie Hancock, Chickasha, Okla., and Jane Anderson, Houston.
Kenneth R. Sandborn
BURDEN - Kenneth R. Sandborn, 77, of rural Burden, died Dec. 18, 1996,
in Braman, Okla.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miles Funeral Service in
Winfield. Military services will be held in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and
before services Monday.
A memorial has been established with Home Health Care at William Newton
Memorial Hospital in Winfield. Contributions can be made through the funeral
Sandborn was born April 30, 1919, at Larned, a son of Harold Piel and
Josephine Blanche (Shorter) Sandborn. When Kenneth was a child, the family
moved to a farm southwest of Burden. He received his early education in
the Eaton school and attended Burden High School. As a young man, he worked
In March 1937 he married Elda France in Wellington. They later divorced.
Sandborn was employed as a gasoline truck driver for Harry Grimes Trucking
Co. in Arkansas City for a number of years.
A World War II veteran, he served three and a half years with the U.S.
Navy as a seaman and also served for a year as a private in the U.S. Army.
Following discharge, he returned to Kansas where he worked for Santa
Fe Railway for 10 years. He farmed in the Eaton community during most of
his adult life until retiring in 1981.
He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Survivors include five sons, Donald E. Sandborn, La Puente, Calif.,
Bobby C. Sandborn and Harold "Kenneth" Sandborn, both of Braman, Okla.,
Gary L. Sandborn, Wichita, and Danny R. Sandborn, Blackwell, Okla.; a daughter,
Judy A. Knight, Highland, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Hazel Riggs, Ponca City,
Okla.; a brother, M. Carroll Sandborn, Burden; a sister, Kathryn Miller,
Winfield; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
HOWARD - Doris Corrine Harrington, 90, of Howard Twilight Manor, formerly
of Elk Falls, died Dec. 17, 1996, at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Zimmerman Funeral Home. The
Rev. Robin Haines will officiate. Burial will be in Elk Falls Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Howard Twilight Manor. Contributions
can be made through the funeral home.
Harrington was born July 5, 1906, west of Elk Falls to Adelbert Eugene
and Olive Edna (Richards) Clough. She was raised in the Elk Falls community
and graduated from Elk Falls High School in 1924. She also attended Southwestern
On Aug, 26, 1931, she married William Floyd Harrington in Independence,
Mo. They made their home in the Kansas City, Mo., area until she returned
to Elk Falls with her son in 1945. The marriage ended in divorce in 1948.
Harrington was a homemaker.
In 1992 she moved to Peru to live with her granddaughter, Harriet Horner,
and her husband, Dennis. A few months later Harrington moved to Howard
She was a member of the Nota Bene Reading Club in Elk Falls and attended
the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, William E. Harrington, Moline; two grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.