Melba May Pfister Converse
GUTHRIE, Okla. - Melba May Pfister Converse, 86, died Jan. 1, 2001,
at the Golden Age residence in Guthrie.
She was born Dec. 14, 1914, at Great Bend, the daughter of Charles
G. and Susan F. Pfister. She graduated from Pawnee Rock High School and
attended Dodge City Junior College. She graduated from the University of
Kansas with a degree in sociology. She worked for the Edwards County Department
of Human Services, then moved to Topeka, where she worked for the Kansas
Department of Social Services until her retirement. She was the former
owner of the Fireside Shop in Kinsley. She had been a resident of Golden
Age at Guthrie since 1995.
She belonged to DAR and Kinsley United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 15, 1933, she married Lloyd Rice Converse. He died in 1956.
Survivors include: a son, Steven J., Edmond, Okla.; five grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Lynn Converse Davis.
Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Kinsley.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Home,
Mustang, Okla. Burial will follow the services in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent in her memory to the Oklahoma Medical Research
Foundation for Alzheimers Research, 825 NE 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Mildred Mary Stroup
HUTCHINSON - Mildred Mary Stroup, 87, died Jan. 3, 2001, at Hutchinson
She was born May 2, 1913, at Agra, the daughter of Asher and Sarah
Rasmussan Strong. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Eastwood Church of Christ.
On May 16, 1931, she married Charles Raymond Stroup at Agra. He died
May 11, 1981.
Survivors include: two sons, Leroy, Hutchinson, and Raymond, Woodville,
Texas; seven daughters, Freida Schellhorn, Topeka, Lily Turner, Montgomery,
Ala., Joyce Snell, Hutchinson, Betty Franklin, Edmonton, Ky., Millie Shipp,
Kinsley, Donna Jefferson, Aledo, Texas, and Barbara Spurlock, Bentonville,
Ark.; a brother, Raymond Strong, San Bernadino, Calif.; a sister, Freida
Klinzman, Agra; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Howard Stroup; an infant son, David
Lee; two brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson,
with Jimmie Keas presiding. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to Eastwood Church of Christ or Maude Carpenter’s
Children’s Home, both in care of the mortuary.
Alois R. Bieber
COLUMBUS – Alois R. Bieber, 63, of Columbus, died Wednesday, January
3, 2001 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, after an illness.
He was born August 25, 1937 in Dodge City. He graduated from high school
in Kinsley. He attended college at Ft. Hays State College in Hays and received
his jurists doctrine from Washburn University in 1962. He previously lived
in Pittsburg from 1962 to 1967 and has resided in Columbus since where
he has practiced law.
He married Clione Beckwith August 30, 1959 at Larned. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Jeff Bieber of Joplin, Missouri
and Todd Bieber of Atchison; one grandson, Tanner Bieber; sister, Joan
LaOrange, Pocatello, Idaho; and one brother, Sidney Bieber of Salina.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Bar Association,
Kansas Bar Association and the Lions Club.
Funeral Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2001 at the
Methodist Church in Columbus with the Reverend Bob Whitaker and Reverend
Dennis Johnson officiating.
Burial was in Park Cemetery, Columbus.
A memorial has been established at the Methodist Church, Columbus,
in his memory.
Simpson Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth E. Smith
WILLIAMSBURG - Kenneth E. Smith, 86, died Jan. 4, 2001, at Village
He was born Dec. 5, 1914, at Manhattan, the son of Albert and Mable
C. Millard Smith. He attended Hutchinson and St. John schools, and graduated
from Colorado Springs High School. He was a grain dealer and manager at
Zook, Belpre, Freeport, Wichita, Hutchinson and Lyons. He worked for 26
years as elevator manager at Bushton Elevator and for Bushton Grain &
Supply until his retirement in 1977.
He belonged to the Moose Lodge, Hutchinson, and the National Square
and Round Dancers Association.
On Dec.7, 1939, he married Helen Vaunetti Carpenter at Hutchinson.
She died June 21, 1996.
Survivors include: a sister and nephews and nieces.
There was a graveside service at 2 p.m. in Fairlawn Burial Park.
Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, is in charge of arrangements.
Billy B. Rucker
BURDETT - Billy B. Rucker, 77, died Jan. 4, 2001, at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
He was born Jan. 4, 1924, at Wichita, the son of Ira Martin and Lottie
Bridges Rucker. A longtime Burdett resident, he was a self-employed aerial
He belonged to United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No.
280, both at Burdett. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association,
Great Bend, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and was a charter
member, lifetime member and past president of the Kansas Agriculture Aviation
Association. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
On Jan. 24, 1954, he married Darlene M. Danford at Burdett. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Cary A., Burdett; a daughter, Myra
Jean Conti, Action, Calif.; a brother, Ira "Junior," Clearwater; three
sisters, Mildred Kallenbach, Valley Center, Beverly McAllister, Wichita,
and Patsy Boles, Liberal; and two granddaughters.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Burdett, with
Pastor Rob Schmutz presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge
of arrangements. Burial was in Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett.
Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Agriculture Aviation Association
Scholarship or to a charity of the donor’s choice, both in care of the
Anita M. Schartz
CIMARRON - Anita M. Schartz, 87, died Dec. 31, 2000, at her daughter’s
home in Vista, Calif.
She was born Nov. 24, 1913, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Mike and
Anna Schloctermeier Robl. A Cimarron resident since 1944, moving from Belpre,
she was a homemaker.
On Feb. 5, 1934, she married Arthur P. Schartz at Ellinwood. He died
Dec. 11, 1982.
Survivors include: five sons, Russell, Joe and Leon, all of Cimarron,
Michael, Lenexa, and Donald, Las Vegas; two daughters, Mary Lou Thomas,
Las Vegas, and Carol Hanley, Vista, Calif.; a brother, the Rev. Eugene
Robl, Columbia, Mo.; two sisters, Magdalen Robl and Hildred Robl, both
of Las Vegas; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Mat; three sisters,
Laura Hammeke, Elizabeth Davis and Maria Katherine Robl; and a grandson.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church,
Ingalls. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with Father
Joseph E. Bahr presiding. Burkhart’s Gray County Funeral Chapel, Cimarron,
was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Cimarron Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, in care of
the funeral chapel, P.O.Box 786, Cimarron, KS 67835.
Leo Joseph Fox
LARNED - Leo Joseph Fox, 73, died Jan. 2, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
He was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Edwards County, the son of Michael M.
and Mary Ann Smith Fox. A lifetime Larned resident, he was a U.S. Postal
Service maintenance employee and a farmer.
He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned.
On Oct. 28, 1950, he married Darlene Zetta Johnson at Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Justin, Larned; two daughters, Sharon
Fox-East, Great Bend, and Debora Fox, Larned; three brothers, Eugene, Great
Bend, Robert, Nickerson, and Melvin, Wilson; a grandchild; five step-grandchildren;
and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.
Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned.
Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Larned, with Father Dennis Reed presiding. Burial was in Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to New Covenant
Church, both in care of the mortuary.
Arlene L. Todd
BURDETT - Arlene L. Todd, 77, died Jan. 2, 2001, at Integrated Health
Services, Great Bend.
She was born March 16, 1923, at Burdett, the daughter of Robert A.
and Ruby Belle Michael Notestine. A longtime resident of Burdett, she was
She belonged to the United Methodist Church, was a past member of the
Jolly Dozen Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, all at Burdett.
On Jan. 25, 1946, she married John A. Todd at Burdett. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, John R., Neosho, Mo., and Michael
L., Wichita; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Burdett,
with Pastor Rob Schmutz presiding. Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in
charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association,
both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 124, Larned, KS 67550.
Viola Lynette Rhoades Schirer
LYONS - Viola Lynette Rhoades Schirer, 73, died Dec. 31, 2000, at Sterling
She was born March 12, 1927, at WaKeeney, the daughter of John Timothy
Jr. and Grace Tawney Rhoades. She was a graduate of Kansas City Bible College
and Sterling College, and received a master’s degree from Emporia College.
A longtime Rice County resident, having lived at Lyons, Sterling and Alden,
she formerly taught home economics at Burdett High School and Ashland High
School. She was a librarian at Dodge City High School and a reference librarian
at Sterling College.
She belonged to First Baptist Church, Lyons.
On June 5, 1976, she married Robert V. Schirer at Sterling. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sisters, Margaret Shelton, Phillipsburg,
and Shirley Taylor, Grant, Neb.; and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by a niece and a nephew.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Lyons,
with the Rev. Gary Karas presiding. Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, was in
charge of arrangements. Burial was in Sterling Community Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Sterling College or to Central Baptist
Seminary, both in care of Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.
Josephine C. Enslinger
FORT DODGE - Josephine C. Enslinger, 91, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Kansas
Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Fort Dodge.
She was born Jan. 6, 1909, at Schoechen, the daughter of Frank and
Anna Basgall Befort. A Fort Dodge resident since 1984, moving from Spearville,
she was a retired housekeeper and homemaker.
She belonged to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Spearville.
On Feb. 26, 1929, she married Jim Enslinger at Liebenthal. He died
in September 1970.
Survivors include: a son, Jake, Hutchinson; three daughters, Edith
Burghart, Oklahoma City, Joan Stegman, Offerle, and Mae Bowman, Spearville;
two brothers, Eddy Before, Osborne, and Eugene Befort, Lyons; two sisters,
Henrietta Younger, Antonio, and Mary Carlson, Phoenix; 15 grandchildren;
and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bertha Enslinger; two brothers;
and two sisters.
Vigil service was at 4 p.m. today at St. John Catholic Church, Spearville.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father Robert A.
Schremmer presiding. Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, was in charge
of arrangements. Burial was at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Liebenthal.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the
Donald L. Shaffer
KINSLEY - Donald L. Shaffer, 80, died Jan. 6, 2001, at Pratt Regional
He was born Jan. 3, 1921, at Kinsley, the son of Vere R. and Alice
Goodwin Shaffer. A lifetime Kinsley resident, he was a retired county appraiser.
He belonged to First United Congregational Church of Christ, the Rotary
Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7349, all at Kinsley, and the
U.S. LST Association.
On Sept. 8, 1946, he married Ruth Maxine Lowery at Kinsley. She survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Susan S. Rudoy, Pleasant
Valley, N.Y., Marsha J. Wilson, Merriam, and Phyllis A. Wright, Olathe;
a brother, Robert, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and four grandsons.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Congregational
Church of Christ, Kinsley, with the Rev. Sara Davis Blodgett presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the Kinsley Library in care of McKillip Funeral
Agatha M. Gruben
SCOTT CITY - Agatha M. Gruben, 96, died Dec. 27, 2000, at Park Lane
Nursing Home, Scott City.
She was born Jan. 3, 1904, in rural Scott County, the daughter of Clyde
and Hattie Beal Rictor. A lifetime resident of Scott County, she was a
teacher in several small schoolhouses in Scott County, and was a homemaker.
She belonged to the Garden Club, HGL Club, Homemakers EHU and was a
Girl Scout leader, all at Scott City, and belonged to Kansas Kolorful-Arts.
On April 22, 1925, she married Ervin Gruben in Scott County. He died
March 6, 1995.
Survivors include: a brother, Guy Chapin, Kinsley; two sisters, Mabel
Campbell, Scott City, and Emily Coryell, Flagler, Colo.; and several nephews
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ross; and two sisters, Ervie
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott
City, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Burial was in Scott County
Cemetery, Scott City.
Memorials may be sent to Scott County VIP Center or to the donor’s
choice, in care of the funeral home.
Edward R. Miller
MULLINVILLE - Edward R. Miller, 82, died Dec. 28, 2000, at Kiowa County
Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.
He was born April 6, 1918, in Crescent Community, Kiowa County, the
son of Murphy Scott and Pauline Mary Brecheisen Miller. A Mullinville resident,
he was a retired farmer and stockman.
He belonged to United Methodist Church, Kinsley, was a past member
of the official board, served on the Farmer Home Administrative Board,
Edwards County, was past treasurer of the South Brown Township, past treasurer
of Bethel Cemetery Board, the Farmer’s Union, Farm Bureau, Extension Board
and Kinsley Co-operative Board, sponsored youth groups at church and 4-H,
and was a member of the Pratt Saddle Club and the Kiowa County Kickers.
In July 1940, he married Mary E. Fields at Kingsdown. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Harold, Plainview, Texas, and Marshall,
Emporia; two daughters, Joyce Higdon, San Angelo, Texas, and Priscilla
Brack, Mullinville; a sister, Forrest Lee Lewis, Greensburg; 11 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; a nephew and a niece.
He was preceded in death two sisters, Eloise Eaton and Evelyn White;
and a granddaughter.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Mullinville,
with the Revs. David Bell and Bob Smith presiding. Fleener Chapel, Greensburg,
was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville.
Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice or to the Carriage House,
both in care of the chapel.
Wanda J. Ziegler
LYONS - Wanda J. Ziegler, 77, died Dec. 23, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born April 8, 1923, at Trousdale, the daughter of Ira and Kittie
Mae Hudson Welsch. She had been a Lyons resident since 1961. She was a
retired machinist at Cessna Fluid and Power Division, Hutchinson.
She belonged to St. Paul Catholic Church, and VFW Auxiliary, both at
Lyons, and was past president of VFW Auxiliary 7th District.
On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Calvin J. Beydler at Kansas City. He
died May 29, 1959. On Sept. 14, 1963, she married Paul G. Ziegler at Lyons.
Other survivors include: three sons, Calvin L. Beydler, San Diego,
Donald E. Beydler, Great Bend, and Milton R. Beydler, Wiggins, Colo.; a
daughter, Joyce A. Link, Paw-nee Rock; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons,
with the Rev. Robert Friesen presiding. Burial was in Pawnee Rock Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Rice County Council on Aging, in care
of the funeral home.
Allen ‘Frank’ Ewing
PRATT - Allen "Frank" Ewing, 91, died Dec. 27, 2000, at Friendship
He was born Feb. 8, 1909, at Henryetta, Okla., the son of Charles and
Ida May Reddell Ewing. A longtime Pratt resident, also living in Trousdale
and Sun City, he was a rancher and caretaker of Lemon Park for the city
On Aug. 23, 1932, he married Goldia Hamilton at Henryetta. She died
May 5, 1997.
Survivors include: two sons, Donald, Pratt, and Ronald, Hutchinson;
a daughter, Jeannie Brown, Pratt; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday in Coats Cemetery, with the
Rev. Harold Wilcox presiding. Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt, was in charge
Memorials may be sent to Coats Cemetery Improvement Fund, in care of
Vaughn M. Graebner
MACKSVILLE - Vaughn M. Graebner, 95, died Dec. 23, 2000, at Good Samaritan
She was born July 12, 1905, at Naron, the daughter of Charles and Emma
Miles. A longtime resident of Macksville, she was a psychiatric aide at
Larned State Hospital and was a homemaker.
She belonged to Grace United Methodist Church, EHU and the VIP Center,
all at Macksville. She had lived in Hutchinson for the past seven years.
On March 10, 1925, she married James A. Graebner at Macksville. He
preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Don and Doug, both of Hutch-inson; two
daughters, Ethel Mae Anderson, Rawlins, Wyo., and Roberta Britner, Aurora,
Colo.; a sister, Peggy Christian-cy, Nixa, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and 21
She was preceded in death by three sons, Norman, Leland and Noel; two
brothers, Bob and Shorty Miles; and three sisters, Enid Hopkins, Verda
Mae Miles and Madge Worthington.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church,
Macksville, with the Rev. David Upp presiding. Minnis Chapel, Macksville,
was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral chapel.
Frank H. Schmidt
HAVILAND - Frank H. Schmidt, 92, died Dec. 28, 2000, at Pratt Regional
He was born Sept. 21, 1908, near Pawnee Rock, the son of John B. and
Lizzie Schroeder Schmidt. A Kiowa County resident since 1911, he was a
carpenter, horseman and cattleman. He was marshal for the City of Haviland
and had operated the steam train at Burketown, Greensburg.
He belonged to Haviland Friends Church, was a charter member of the
Antique Thresher Association and the Booster Club, all at Haviland.
In 1935, he married Lucile Fahlsing. She died in 1951. On July 20,
1952, he married Myrtle Lyon. She died in 1979. On Aug. 17, 1980, he married
Gladys Card Chenoweth. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Florence Craig, Valencia, Calif.,
and Evelyn Brown, Monument, Colo.; two stepsons, Floyd Chenoweth, Johnson,
and Dean Chenoweth, Haviland; three stepdaughters, Terri Snyder, LaHabra,
Calif., Kitty Leffler, Ventura, Calif., and Audrey Ellis, Coldwater; three
sisters, Beulah Garrison, Fresno, Calif., Pearl Cook, Syracuse, and Margaret
Schmidt, Dodge City; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Glaser; and a brother,
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haviland Friends Church,
with Chaplain John Havens and the Rev. Everett Jantz presiding. Fleener
Funeral Home Chapel, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will
be in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.
Memorials may be sent to Barclay College and Friends Church, both in
care of Haviland State Bank or the funeral home.
Donald William Weiss
DODGE CITY - Donald William Weiss, 68, died Dec. 21, 2000, at Via Christi
Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
He was born Sept. 18, 1932, at Offerle, the son of William M. and Lucy
C. Wetzel Weiss. He was a graduate of Dodge City High School. He was the
director of maintenance at Western Plains Regional Hospital for many years,
retiring in 1995, and was the manager at Park Plaza Tower, Dodge City.
He belonged to First Missionary Church and the Santa Fe Historical
Society, both at Dodge City.
On May 23, 1954, he married Gloria Mae Bradley at Dodge City. She died
Nov. 14, 1985.
Survivors include: two sons, Brad, Bakersfield, Calif., and Bill, Scottsdale,
Ariz.; a daughter, Chris DeLord, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Everett,
Offerle; a sister, Irene Maskus, Jetmore; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Todd William.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Missionary Church, Dodge
City, with the Rev. James Hossler presiding. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge
City, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery,
Memorials may be sent to the First Missionary Church Building Fund,
in care of the funeral home.
Opal Mae Manry
LARNED - Opal Mae Manry, 82, died Dec. 19, 2000, at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.
She was born July 29, 1918, at Geary, Okla., the daughter of Robert
and Katie Rupp Smith. A longtime Larned resident, she was a homemaker and
retired secretary for the Larned Chamber of Commerce.
She belonged to First United Methodist Church and served as past Sunday
school superintendent, and was on the pastoral relations committee, the
staff-parish relations committee, Pawnee County Red Cross Bloodmobile Program,
and the Board of Directors of Fort Larned Historical Society. She was a
past secretary, charter member and past president of the Larned Branch
of the American Association of University Women, and worked with ECM in
promoting county agricultural and 4-H Club programs in Pawnee County.
On Aug. 24, 1938, she married E. Clifford Manry at Perry, Okla. He
Other survivors include: two sons, C. Laroy, Great Bend, and John R.,
Topeka; a daughter, Reba Mae Adams, Belpre; a sister, Louise Gladwell,
Yates Center; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Dale; and a sister,
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Larned.
Morell Funeral Home, Larned, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was
in the Larned Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Fort Larned Historical Society or the
Pawnee County 4-H Foundation, in care of the funeral home.
Vivian H. Lippoldt
KINSLEY - Vivian H. Lippoldt, 84, died Dec. 17, 2000, at Medicalodge,
She was born Nov. 1, 1916, at Haviland, the daughter of Earl and Erma
White Schooley. She was a retired teacher.
She belonged to United Methodist church at Kinsley.
On May 21, 1943, she married Roy W. Lippoldt at Fort Ord, Calif. He
Other survivors include: a son, Kenneth, Wichita; a sister, Dorothy
Schooley, Pratt; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Lippoldt.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church,
Kinsley with the Rev. David Bell presiding. Friends may call from noon
to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, both at McKillip Funeral
Home, Kinsley. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice or to the church, both in
care of the funeral home.
Daniel Lynn Miller
LARNED - Daniel Lynn Miller, 60, died Dec. 10, 2000, at Central Kansas
Medical Center, Larned.
He was born June 6, 1940, at Fort Collins, Colo., the son of D.L. and
Lida Grace Brenneman Miller. A longtime resident of Larned, formerly of
Greensburg, he was a licensed mental health technician at Larned State
He belonged to Church of the Nazarene, the Gideons International Larned
Camp, and was a volunteer at the Larned Department of Corrections with
Bible studies and Gideon presentations.
Survivors include: his parents, Hutchinson; two brothers, Bob, Coppell,
Texas, and Sam, Speedway, Ind.; a sister, Virginia Rae Beard, Bedford,
Ind.; nine nephews and nieces; and three great-nephews and nieces.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned,
with Pastors Rick Clark and Reed Beard presiding. Burial was in Fairlawn
Burial Park, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to the Church of the Nazarene or to Gideons International,
both in care of the funeral home.
Carmen A. Medina
WICHITA - Carmen A. Median, 77, died December 15, 2000, at her home
She was born June 15, 1923, the daughter of Gabriel & Marie (Mendez)
Aquirredea in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico.
She was a homemaker.
She married Jose Medina and he survives.
She is survived by three sons, Manuel, Pocatella, Idaho; Jose, Twin
Falls, Idaho and Iban, Villa Matamoros, Mexico; three daughters, Berta
Medina, Rita Holguin and Maria Holguin, all of Kinsley; three brothers,
Gabriel, Manuel and Tacho, all of Mexico; three sisters, Savina Hernandes;
Ramona Sanchez; and Ignacia Monje, all of Mexico; and 22 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at
St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Kinsley with Fr. Joseph Nguyen presiding.
Burial will be at Villa Matamoros, Mexico.
Friends may call until service time at the church. McKillip Memorial
Funeral Home, Kinsley, is in charge of arrangements.