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
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,
She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church; the Rebekah Lodge; and the American Legion Auxiliary all in Baldwin
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.
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
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
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
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, 40, Baldwin City, and formerly
of Overland Park, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at the Kansas University
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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,