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Carol Drum
Services for Carol Drum, 55, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery, west of Baldwin.
Mrs. Drum died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Oct. 8, 1944 in Willow Springs, the daughter of Carl and Edna Fern (Milton) Cates. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1962 and later Cosmetology School in Shawnee Mission.
Mrs. Drum worked as a beautician at Corn's Studio, Lawrence, for seven years. In 1974, she took a job as a teller at Baldwin State Bank, which she continued for more than 20 years.
She married Danny Drum on Oct. 4, 1963, in Chanute. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Guy W. Drum, Baldwin; a daughter, Susan England, Baldwin; a brother, Richard Cates, Lawrence and four grandchildren.
Friends may call after 8:30 a.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. They may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.

Faye Meeker McDaniels
Services for Faye Meeker McDaniels, 93, Ottawa, formerly of Baldwin City, were Tuesday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin, with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. McDaniels died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 21, 1906 at Riverton, the daughter of Anna Clara (Potter) Meeker and Robert Meeker. She spent her early years at Riverton before her family moved to Columbus and later to Cripple Creek, Colo. She resided in the Miami and Coral Gables, Fla., areas until moving to Baldwin City in 1977 and later moving to Ottawa in 1998.
Mrs. McDaniels worked as a bookkeeper for Sears, Roebuck and Co. while living in Florida. After moving to Baldwin City she served as housemother for the Phi Mu Sorority and later Kappa Sigma Fraternity, both at Baker University. She was also a homemaker.
She married James Cree McDaniels on Aug. 12, 1995.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church; the Rebekah Lodge; and the American Legion Auxiliary all in Baldwin City.
She is survived by her husband, Ottawa; four sons, Paul and Charles of Ottawa; Fred of Haysville; James Cree McDaniels Jr., Baldwin City; one sister, Beth Reeves of Baldwin City; and numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
One son, James Leroy Ficke; two sisters, Vivian Bowerman and Ruth Martin; and two brothers, Emmett and Allen Meeker preceded Mrs. McDaniels in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City.

Ronald Elston
Services for Ronald Elston, 65, San Antonio, Texas, were Thursday at Colonial Chapel in Universal City, Texas. Burial, with full military honors, was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Mr. Elston died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at his home.
He was born May 30, 1934, in Lawrence, the son of Jeannette Swain Elston and Otto Elston. He grew up in Lawrence and graduated in 1952 from Liberty Memorial High School.
Mr. Elston retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of master sergeant. He was very active and held numerous offices in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Universal City.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia, of the home; a stepson, Ralph Gibson, San Antonio; a stepdaughter, Darlene Newman, Baldwin City; and a sister, Peggy Bartlett, Lawrence.

Ralph T. Wichman
Graveside services for Ralph T. Wichman, 87, Eudora, were Dec. 28 at the Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Wichman died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Mr. Wichman was born on April 2, 1912 in Eudora, the son of Herman and Marie Schumacher Wichman. He moved to Wellsville in 1953 and farmed there until his retirement in 1975. In 1994 he moved back to Eudora.
He married Vernita C. Urton on April 8, 1933 in Lawrence. She survives in Eudora. He is also survived by two daughters, Joyce Randel of Baldwin City and Sandra K. Hoffman of Pittsburg; one granddaughter, two grandsons, two step-granddaughters; and three great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Eudora Nursing Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Fred James Moreau Jr.
Services for Fred James Moreau Jr., 59, Overland Park, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mr. Moreau died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital South in Overland Park.
He was born April 12, 1940, in Lawrence, to Frederick James and Jeanne McRae Moreau.
Mr. Moreau attended schools in Lawrence, Tehran, Iran, and Great Barrington, Mass. He graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg with a degree in industrial technology.
He was a self-employed real estate investor and had lived in Overland Park for the past 25 years. He also was a supporter of area humane societies.
He married Mary Kelly on June 29, 1974, in Shubert, Neb. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Andrew, Manhattan, and Fred III, Overland Park; and a brother, David, Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorials to the Fred J. Moreau Scholarship Fund at Kansas University Endowment Association. They may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Robert E. Seymour
Robert E. Seymour, 86, Baldwin City, formerly of Overland Park, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 14, 1913 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Robert E. and Elizabeth Anne (Geddes) Seymour. He grew up and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1931.
He married Thelma Glasscock on July 7, 1934 in Kansas City, Kan. She passed away in 1995.
Mr. Seymour was employed as a Coach Yard Foreman at the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company for 37 years.
He was a member of the Saint Marks Methodist Church in Overland Park. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and golf.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Gutschenritter and her husband, John, of Eudora; one son, Ron Seymour, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Jan. 14 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors' choice, and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kan., 66006.

Kay Hatfield-Pelot
Kay Hatfield-Pelot, 40, Baldwin City, and formerly of Overland Park, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at the Kansas University Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple, 115 6th Street, Baldwin City with Rev. Richard Austin officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, which may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas, 66006.

Delbert Richardson
Graveside services for Delbert C. Richardson, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Entombment will follow in the cemetery's Grand Mausoleum. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14.
Mr. Richardson died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Lawrence the son of Thaddeus C. and Pinie Edyth (Talley) Richardson.
He attended both Kansas University and Kansas State University.
Mr. Richardson served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was the former owner of the Del Richardson Insurance Agency, Lawrence, before retiring in 1975. He had been a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Mutual Insurance Company, Topeka.
He also had been a member of the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, and it's 40 & 8 group. He was active in the Lawrence Lions Club, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Flying Farmers of America and the Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival. He was also a member of the Indian Hills Church of God, Lawrence.
Survivors include two daughters, Clarice Patchen and Dee Dee Commons, both of Baldwin; a son, Daryl C. Richardson, Lawrence; a sister Opal V. Allison, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A son, Arlen D. Richardson died Feb. 17, 1970.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the Delbert C. Richardson Aviation Scholarship Fund. They may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Wayne Whittington
Services for Wayne "Big Joe" Whittington, 82, Baldwin City, were Tuesday, at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Whittington died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 25, 1917, in Lebo, the son of Phillip and Susan (McKinney) Whittington. He grew up in Reading, graduated from Reading High School and worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 37 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1982.
Mr. Whittington served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech Sergeant for the Ninth Combat Cargo Squadron. He was a member of the American Legion and Masons in Baldwin City.
He married Mary Bell on Oct. 15, 1961, in Baldwin City. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kellie Phillips, Baldwin City; four brothers, Jake, Chicago; Gene, Wichita; George, Reading; and D. L., Americus; a sister, Margie Martin, Madison; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Wayne Whittington Memorial Fund, in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.

Bruce Tate
Services for Bruce Tate, 62, Lawrence, were Monday, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial followed in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton.
Mr. Tate died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 25, 1937 in Cosby, Mo., the son of Maurice and Eda Marie (Bunse) Tate.
Mr. Tate, a 1955 graduate of Lawrence High School, received All-America honors in football. He worked for the city of Lawrence's water department, retiring in March 1999 as a senior inspector.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence.
He married Helen Jane Setter on Dec. 26, 1957, in Lawrence. She died Jan. 1, 1985. He married Janet Christian on Aug. 1, 1987, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, David, Kansas City, Mo., and Dustin, Lawrence; a daughter, Cynthia Tate, Lawrence; two stepsons, Richard Edmonds and Ruben Edmonds, both of Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Diona Burton, Baldwin City, and Denise Swain, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Lanny, Lawrence; a sister, June Bidinger, Topeka; and 17 grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the American Cancer Society, and they may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Jack H. Craig
Jack H. Craig, 62, Tampa, Fla., died Dec. 21, 1999 at Memorial Hospital under the care of Lifepath Hospice. A native of Baldwin City, he moved to the area from Ohio in 1972. He was an operation manager for Fogarty Van Lines and an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; three sons, Mark, Watertown, N.Y.; Jackie, Kansas City, Mo.; and Kevin, Baldwin City; and a daughter, Melissa, Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Allen, Baldwin City, and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were at Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla.

Lela Cooper
Graveside services for Lela C. Cooper, 97, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mrs. Cooper died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
She was born Oct. 22, 1902, near Vinland, the daughter of George E. and Zadie (Baer) Newton. She graduated from Vinland Rural High School in 1920.
Mrs. Cooper, who moved to Ottawa in 1990, had worked at Ralph Ward Flower Shop, Lawrence, and then farmed with her husband. She was a member of North Baptist Church, Ottawa.
She married Clifford E. Cooper on Feb. 23, 1926, in Lawrence. He died Oct. 27, 1988.
Survivors include three daughters, Marian L. Wiseman, Ottawa; Myrna L. Clark, Kingsville, Texas; and Loretta L. Lawrenz, Baldwin City; two sons, Warren G. Cooper, St. Ann, Mo.; and Wayne D. Cooper, Huntsville, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight.
The family suggests memorials to American Heart Assn., North Baptist Church or an organization of the donor's choice. They may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Reynolds Shultz
Memorial services for Reynolds (Ren) Shultz, 78, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with military honors by the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Shultz died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Hickory Pointe Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa.
He was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Jefferson County, the son of Guy Edward and Darlene (Woolsey) Shultz.
Mr. Shultz served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945, when he was honorably discharged. He received the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation.
He was elected to the state senate in 1964 and re-elected in 1968, and was chairman and member of various committees. He was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1967. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kansas in 1970, where he also served on many boards, committees and commissions.
He was appointed as a consultant to the Farmers Home Administration in March 1973 and became the director-at-large for FHA in the Kansas City, Mo., office in January 1974. He was appointed as an assistant to the administrator of ASCS in April 1975 and in August 1976 began working in the Kansas City area until resigning in March 1977.
Mr. Shultz had worked on the campaigns to elect Jim Jeffries in 1978 and Bob Dole in 1974. He also was an agriculture and veterans affair adviser before being appointed the state director-at-large for the FHA, retiring in 1991.
He was a past member of the Agricultural Hall of Fame's board of governors; past director of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; Jefferson County board of education clerk; Jefferson County Historical Society board member; Jefferson County Extension board president for several terms; past member of Farmland Industries board of directors; assistant sponsor of the Douglas County Teenage Republicans for six years; 4-H Club Community Leader for 10 years; member of the National American Legion Americanism Committee; legislative adviser for American Legion Boy's State for seven years; and legislative adviser for State American Legion.
Mr. Shultz was a member of the following organizations: American Legion, 40 & 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Native Sons and Daughters, Elks, Kiwanis, Eagles, Farm Bureau, and National Grange. He had been the district chairman of the Kansas Republican Veterans Club and the Kansas Day Club. He also was elected an honorary member-at-large at the 1968 Teenage Republican State Convention and received Kansas Balanced Farming and Family Living Award from the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce.
He married Donna L. Thompson on Aug. 10, 1941, in Topeka. She died March 5, 1985. He married Judy Nelson Mansfield June 7, 1986, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Guy, Escondido, Calif.; two daughters, Michele Ann Fate, Overland Park, and Jennie Washburn, Baldwin; two stepsons, Curt Mansfield, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Brian Mansfield, Kent, Wash.; two sisters, Betty Mae Zpperer, Valdosta, Ga., and Virginia Anderson, Redmond, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to the Capper Foundation or Hospice of Jefferson County. They may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Flossie E. Hofmann
Services for Flossie E. Hofmann, 93, Mayetta, were Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 at Mercer Funeral home in Holton. Burial followed in the Mayetta Cemetery.
Mrs. Hofmann died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.
She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Bancroft, the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Dulick) Gillaspie. She moved to Mayetta in 1966 from Rock Creek.
Mrs. Hofmann was a homemaker and a news correspondent for the Holton Recorder and the Valley Falls Vindicator. She was a member of the Potawatomi United Methodist Church.
She married John L. Hofmann on Jan. 1, 1929, in Topeka. He died in 1987. A granddaughter, Jodi Kay Dick, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy Anne Uthoff, Baldwin City, and Ilene E. Dick, Mayetta; a sister, Lucille "Betty" Griffith, Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Potawatomi United Methodist Church or the Holton Community Hospital Lifeline, sent in care of the Mercer Funeral Home, Fourth and Montana, Holton 66436.

Doris Rosalie Smith
Doris Rosalie Smith, 75, Baldwin City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Trego County the daughter of Ralph and Yuba (Flynn) Wiles. She grew up and graduated from the Trego County High School. She later attended Fort Hays State University.
She married Floyd Smith on Nov. 22, 1945. He survives of the home. They moved to Baldwin City in 1953. She was employed as a bank teller for the Baldwin State Bank.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City; United Methodist Women; P.E.O.; and Kensington. She took great joy in her family and friends. She enjoyed cross-stitching and writing short notes to brighten up someone's day.
Other survivors include two daughters, Doris Hinman and her husband Keith, Independence, Kan., and Donna Reed and her husband David, Baldwin City; two sisters, Loree Acheson of Palco, and Ava Cummings, Baldwin City; one brother, Loren Wiles, Manhattan and five grandchildren.
One daughter, Diana Smith, preceded her in death in 1948.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, with Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating. Burial followed at the Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the St. Luke's Heart Institute, which may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City.

Edith Hrabe
Services for Edith Nell Hrabe, 80, Wellsville, were Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Wilson and Son Chapel. Burial followed in the Wellsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Hrabe died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
She was born March 1, 1919, in Goodland, the daughter of Persvil and Annie (Kolacny) Murray. She moved to Wellsville in 1951.
Mrs. Hrabe had worked at the Parmalee Plant, Ottawa, during the 1960s and early 1970s, and then worked for Western Electric for 10 years. She was a member of Wellsville Baptist Church.
She married August Hrabe on March 22, 1936, in Goodland. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Janet Reeves, El Dorado, and Julie Coffey and Teresa Oshel, both of Wellsville; three sons, Donald Hrabe, Wellsville, Teryl "Tex" Hrabe, Baldwin City, and Jeffery Hrabe, Olathe; three sisters, Gladys Bohl, Lakin, and Helen Emig and Vida Young, both of Goodland; a brother, Carl Murray, Goodland; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Janice, and a son, Harold, died earlier.
The family suggests memorials to the Wellsville City Library or the Franklin County Diabetes Assn. They may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 486, Wellsville, Kan., 66092.

Nealie Marie Serrato
Nealie Marie Serrato, 79, Baldwin City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the Orchard Lane Apartments in Baldwin City.
She was born Aug. 8, 1920, at Telephone, Texas, the daughter of John Howard and Eliza Summerfield (Sharp) Jordan. She grew up and attended schools in Dieghton. She was employed as a canner for the Libby's Cannery in California.
She was a member of the Woman of the Moose and the Atchison Village Women's Club. She was a homemaker most of her life, where she took great joy in caring for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed embroidery, reading and baking.
She was married to Gerald Craig, and later divorced. He passed away in May 1972.
She then married Leo Serrato on Oct. 23, 1954, in Carson City, Nevada. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Pansy Bishop of Alvin, Texas, and Ruth Piper, Baldwin City; one sister, Oral Shaney of Portola, Calif.; one brother, Orville Jordan of Ness City; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
One son, Jerry Craig, also preceded her in death.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City with the Rev. Mark Abshier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., which may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City.


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