James A. Wilson II 1921 - 1998
IOLA - James A. Wilson II, 77, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998,
at his home.
He was born March 14, 1921, at Florence, the son of Howard "Ted" and
Nelle Swallow Wilson.
He grew up in the El Dorado area. He was a veteran of World War II,
having served in the U.S. Army as a medical officer and seeing action in
the European Theater. After graduating from Kansas State University in
1952 with a degree in civil engineering, he was in the construction business
in El Dorado for several years.
In 1961 he and his wife moved to Iola, where he became the city's superintendent
until retiring in 1983.
He was active in several organizations, including the Kansas League
of Municipalities and the State Water Resources Board. He was a member
of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.
He married Marjorie Beeson on Oct. 5, 1945. She preceded him in death
on March 4, 1992.
Survivors include four sons, James A. Wilson III, Topeka, Thomas L.
Wilson, Wichita, Jon R. Wilson, Boise, Idaho, and Michael S. Wilson, Burlington;
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church,
the Rev. Jan Chubb officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials to St. Timothy's or the donor's choice are suggested.
The Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola, is in charge of arrangements.
Geraldine K. Dix 1947 - 1998
THAYER - Geraldine K. Dix, 50, Thayer, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998,
at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, after becoming suddenly ill
at home. Death was unexpected.
She was born Dec. 13, 1947, at Paola, the daughter of Gerald and Ann
Sellers Dix. She moved with her family to Earlton as a child and attended
the Earlton School. She graduated from Thayer High School and was a resident
of the area most of her life.
She was a secretary for Midco, Inc., since 1986.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Ann and Lyle Huffman,
Thayer; five sisters, Claudene White, rural Chanute, Gaylene Liming, rural
Independence, Mary Hammans and Karen Wheeler, both of Chanute, and Nancy
Bottorf, Newburg, Ind. She was preceded n death by her father, Gerald Dix.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel, the
Rev. Edgar Rains officiating. Burial is in Cedarvale Cemetery, Neohso Falls.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the chapel.
Memorials to the Humane Society are suggested.
Carl G. Johnson 1913 - 1998
THAYER - Carl G. Johnson, 85, Thayer, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at
the Wilson County Hospital, Neodesha.
He was born April 20, 1913, in Marion, the son of Lester L. and Grace
O. Dody Johnson. He graduated from Marion High School in 1932.
He began working at the Standard Oil Refinery in Neodesha in 1942,
working there until it closed in 1970. He also farmed until he retired
in the mid 1980s.
He married Marjorie E. Pavey Nov. 4, 1033, in Minneapolis, Kan. They
moved to Wilson County in 1939. She preceded him in death in 1994.
Survivors include a son, Dale Johnson, Thayer; a daughter, Carol Newby,
Thayer; a brother, N S Johnson, Kansas City, Kan.; five great-grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
A brother, Kenneth, also preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday
at Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha. Inurnment will take place at a
Memorials are suggested to Thayer Friday Reading Club Library or the
W.A. Rankin Memorial Library in Neodesha.
Alice E. Shockley 1908 - 1998
PARSONS - Alice E. Williams Shockley, 89, former long time resident
of Chanute, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at Elmhaven East, Parsons.
She was born Nov. 25, 1908, at Macksville, Kan., the daughter of William
Robert and Nellie May Ebersole Parks.
She grew up in Macksville and graduated from Macksville High School.
She worked at Macksville until her marriage. She then moved to a farm near
St. John and assisted in the farm operation. The couple moved to Thayer
in 1946 and to Chanute in 1966.
She was a member of Neosho Bible Church. She was a volunteer for RSVP
and a member of the Chanute Senior Citizens. She volunteered in local nursing
She married Fred D. Williams March 20, 1936, at Lyons. He preceded
her in death on Oct. 29, 1969, at Chanute. She married Robert L. Shockley
Aug. 17, 1973 at Miami, Okla. He died Oct. 1, 1977.
Survivors include two stepsons, Harold F. Williams, Liberal, and Victor
E. Williams, Douglas; a stepdaughter, Vivian Burnett, Stafford; a brother,
Frank Parks, Macksville; stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, nephews
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, George,
Johnnie and Charles Parks, and two sisters, Cora B. Ernst and Emma M. Ballinger.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Memorial Park Cemetery,
on E. 14th Street, the Rev. Elmer Hemphill officiating. Visitation will
be until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel. Memorials to the
Elmhaven East Activity Dept. or Buffalo Community Church are suggested.
Craig D. Brown 1971 - 1998
PARSONS - Craig Daniel Brown, 27, Parsons, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998,
in Parsons. He was a firefighter/EMT with the Parsons Fire Department.
He was born March 5, 1971, in Parsons, to Danny and Jane DuBois Brown.
He graduated from Parsons High School in 1989.
He held national and state power lifting titles for 1988 and 1989.
He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and enjoyed fishing and camping.
He had been employed by the Parsons Fire Department since January 1993.
Earlier he had worked a year at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant.
He married Kristi Dawn Krokstrom Nov. 9, 1991, at Parsons. They are
expecting a second child in July. She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kalee Dawn, of the home; his parents,
Danny and Carla Brown, Parsons, and Jane Warren, Tulsa; a brother, Scott
Baker, Parsons; a sister, Cathy Martinez, Parsons; his grandmother, Catherine
Brown, Parsons; and a niece and nephew.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Parsons Municipal Auditorium. Burial
will be in South Mound Cemetery, with the procession to the cemetery to
be led by the Parsons Fire Department.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall
Memorials are suggested to a fund for his children and may be left
at the funeral home.
Marie I. Fager 1906 - 1998
ST. PAUL - Marie I. Fager, 92, St. Paul, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998,
at Labette County Medical Center, Parsons. She had entered the hospital
Monday and had been critical since that time.
She was born Nov. 7, 1906, at St. Paul, the daughter of Joseph B. and
Mary Agnes McClarnan Dent. She graduated from St. Francis High School at
St. Paul and received a teaching certificate from what is now Pittsburg
From 1936 to 1934 she was a rural school teacher, teaching at the Brogan
School and the Prairie View School.
She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and of the Altar
She married Fred F. "Pete" Fager April 17, 1934, at St. Francis Church.
He preceded her in death June 17, 1993.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Fager, St. Paul; six daughters, Charlene
Oplotnik, Girard, Mary Jo Bradsaw, St. Paul, Olive Brungardt, rural Erie,
Connie Fager, St. Paul, Gracie Fager, St. Paul, Judy Raymond, Charlotte,
N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Olive Patten,
Virginia Beach, Va. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Regina
Ann, who died at age 3 in 1943, a grandson, Randall Bradshaw, who died
in 1997, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Church, St. Paul,
Father John Zich officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.
Parish Rosary will be 7 p.m. this evening at Carson-Wall Funeral Home,
St. Paul, led by Monsignor Vincent Hogan. The family will receive friends
following the Rosary.
Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Church.
Michael L. Mitchell 1963 - 1998
MOORE, Okla. - Michael Lawrence Mitchell, 35, Moore, Okla., died Wednesday,
Nov. 25, 1998, at his home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1963, the son of Melvin Lawrence and Shirley Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; a son, Shane Brooks;
a daughter, Amanda Hancock; his mother, Shirley Mitchell; two brothers,
Steven and Melvin, Jr.; three sisters, Rita King, Glenda Brady and Ruby
Black, two stepsisters and a stepbrother; his grandmothers, Theo Alley
and Mildred Starnes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Mitchell.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Resthaven Funeral
Home, Moore, Okla. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
Betty J. Queen 1933- 1998
Betty Jane Queen, 65, Paola, formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Nov.
27, 1998, at her home.
She was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Chanute, the daughter of Everett and
Jennieve Chandler Pruitt Washington.
She was raised in the Chanute area and attended public schools. She
graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1953.
She worked most of her life in a housekeeping position, earlier in
hotels and most recently in a nursing home.
She was a former member of Big Creek Church.
She married Everett "Buddy" Booe in 1954 in the First Methodist Church
in Humboldt. They were later divorced. She married Gary L. Queen Nov. 3,
1977, in Miami, Okla. He survives, of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, David Booe, Chanute, Larry Booe, Topeka;
a daughter, Patty Booe Womelsdorf, Diana, Texas; two stepsons, Stephen
Queen, Mississippi, Mike Queen, Iola; a stepdaughter, Gina Best, Iola;
five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two brothers, James Pruitt,
Lawrence, Everett Pruitt, Kansas City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery
on East 14th Street, the Rev. Steve Pruitt officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Johnson
Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Center for Basic Cancer
Research at Kansas State University in care of the mortuary.
Watson A. Lehman 1909 - 1998
IOLA - Watson A. Lehman, 88, formerly of Iola, died Thursday, Nov.
26, 1998, at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Humboldt.
He was born Dec. 27, 1909, at Caney, the son of Charles E. and Lanah
Riley Lehman. He moved to Iola with his family.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He
worked as a cook at the Kelley Hotel until it closed. He lived at the townhouse
at Iola before entering the nursing home.
Survivors include a sister, Elora Card, Humboldt. He was preceded in
death by a brother, James, and a sister, Ethyle Glore.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial
Chapel, Iola, the Rev. Earl Bell officiating. Burial is in Iola Cemetery.
James W. Bertoncino 1945 - 1998
James Wayne Bertoncino, 53, Wilmington, Del., died Tuesday, Nov. 24,
1998, at his home.
He was a chemical engineer for DuPont and traveled to man countries.
He and his family lived in Holland at one time.
He was born April 18, 1945, in Girard and was raised there. He was
a graduate of Pittsburg State University and Pacific Lutheran College,
where he received his master's.
He married Kathy Engelman Feb. 24, 1968, in Chanute. She is the daughter
of Leon and Virginia Engelman, Buffalo.
She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Jason Bertoncino, Raleigh, N.C., Mark
Bertoncino Blacksburg, Va.; a brother, Lewis Bertoncino, Roach, Mo.; and
several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service will be Saturday in Wilmington, with graveside service
in Girard at a later date.
Ben D. Peters 1928 - 1998
Ben D. Peters, 70, rural Litchfield, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 28,
1998, at his home.
He was born Nov. 6, 1928, at Buffalo, to John and Mabel Dryden Peters.
He graduated from high school in Chanute in 1946 and attained a MS
in librarian ship at Emporia State University. He earned a B.A. degree
at Friends University, Wichita. He also attended Neosho County Community
College, the University of Georgia, the University of Missouri, Wichita
State University, Sangamon State University, Pittsburg State University,
Sacred Heart College, Echard College, Lincoln Land Community College, and
Manatee Community College.
He was a retired school teacher, having taught English and Literature.
He was also a librarian and self-employed farmer.
He had served with the Kansas State Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S.
Army Reserves and Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Ben C. Peters, Pittsburg, David D. Peters,
Pittsburg; two daughters, Suzanne K. Lindsay, Pittsburg, Angela Alsop,
Prairie Village; a brother, William "Peter" Peters, McPherson; a sister,
Faith Penner, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
He had been a member of St. Louis Soaring Assn., Short Wing Piper Club,
Illinois Retired Teachers Assn., Montgomery Co. Retired Teachers Assn.,
American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Glidden-Ediger Funeral Service, McPherson, will handle burial of cremains
at a later date.
Louise M. Carter 1916 - 1998
ST. PAUL - Louise M. Carter, 82, a lifelong resident of St. Paul, died
Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Prairie Mission Retirement Center, St. Paul,
where she entered Sept. 12, 1994.
She was born March 25, 1916, on Big Island, rural St. Paul, a daughter
of Edward Cyril and Bertha Grillot Carter. She grew up and attended schools
in St. Paul, graduating from St. Francis High School in 1935. She also
attended Parsons Junior College for a year.
She worked as an assistant cashier for 35 years at the Exchange State
Bank in St. Paul, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul and the St.
Luke's Circle Daughters of Isabella, where she had served as Regent for
two years. She was also a member of the Altar Society.
Survivors include a brother, Ralph E. Carter, St. Paul; a sister, Mildred
Carter, St. Paul; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul Carter, Cyril Carter,
Loyd Carter and Raymond Carter.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church,
Father John Zich officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery at
St. Paul. The Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be 3:30 p.m. and the Parish
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, St. Paul. Memorials
are suggested to either Prairie Mission Retirement Center or the St. Francis
Emma L. Johnston 1898 - 1998
WALNUT - Emma L. Johnston, 100, Walnut died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998,
at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 28, 1898, at Butler, Mo., the daughter of Fred and
Lenora Hackler Frear.
She moved from Butler to Walnut with her family as a small child. For
many years she lived in North and South Dakota where her stepfather, the
Rev. John Babb, was a Presbyterian minister. After his death, the family
returned to Walnut.
During the 1930s and '40s she lived at Lansing. She also lived at Chanute,
Iola and Altoona before returning to Walnut where she lived until 1990
when she entered Park Place Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Chanute.
She was a homemaker. After the death of her husband, she was employed
as a nurse's aide at Cliff Manor, Kansas City, Mo., and Autry Nursing Home,
She was a member of the former Christian Church at Walnut, where she
taught Sunday School, was a youth fellowship leader and pianist.
She married Harry Johnston on May 6, 1914, at Walnut. He preceded her
in death in March, 1957.
Survivors include a son, Alfred Johnston, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters,
Ellouise McDaniels, Erie, and Norma Joy Gier, Chanute; 9 grandchildren,
30 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a son, Otis Johnston, a sister, Elsie Thompson, a half brother,
John Babb, two stepbrothers, Lenny and Rex Babb and a stepsister, Viola
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Chanute,
the Rev. David Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery.
Friends may call at their convenience at the Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel,
Chanute. Memorials to the CWF at the First Christian Church are suggested.
Anna W. Winans 1913 - 1998
Anna Wilma Hudson Winans, 84, Edwardsville, formerly of Erie, died
Sept. 7, 1998, at the Providence Hospital in Kansas City.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1913, near Shaw, to Charles W. and Carrie
E. Hudson. She grew up in the Shaw community and was a member of the Shaw
She married Verle O. Winans on March 16, 1930. at Thayer.
She is survived by three daughters, Helen P. Gough, Erie; Verla A.
Lock, Derby; Vera M. Vitt, St. Paul; two sons, G. W. "Bill" Winans,
address unknown, Jerry B. Winans, Atlanta, Ga., 12 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and a brother, R.W. "Bill" Hudson, Erie.
No services were held. Cremation was handled by Alten-Harrington Funeral
Home, Bonner Springs.
Rose A. Marple 1915 - 1998
YATES CENTER - Rose Amelia Marple, 83, Yates Center, died Monday, Nov.
30, 1998, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1915, in Atchison, the daughter of Joseph
R. and Inez Opal Wright.
She was a retired waitress who worked at Woody's Restaurant, Yates
Center, for many years.
She lived all of her life in Yates Center and graduated from Yates
Center High School.
She was a member of First Christian Church, Yates Center, where she
taught Sunday School.
She is survived by a brother, Guy Marple, Chanute, and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Iris Radne Marple, on Feb.
Graveside services will be held at the Yates Center Cemetery Thursday
at 2 p.m., the Rev. Dan Haggard officiating. The family will receive friends
at the Campbell Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, then proceed to
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Yates Center.
Elmer J. Robison 1915 - 1998
Elmer J. Robison, 82, 709 S. Grant, died today, Dec. 1, 1998, at the
home of his daughter, Vivian L. Rowan.
He was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Lecompton, to Vester H. and Bessie Bowen
He grew up in Lecompton and graduated from Lecompton High School. In
1942 he moved to Chanute where he and his father owned and operated Robison
Implement Company. Later they owned and operated the Robison Motor Company
until he went to work for the city of Chanute.
He was employed by the city as an electrician in the electrical department
from 1955 until his retirement in November of 1978.
He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and was past grand
master of Cedar Lodge No. 103 of the Masons, Chanute.
He enjoyed bowling and was active in many sports.
He married Zora E. Kellerman Dec. 5, 1937, at Cherry Mound Church,
Westphalia. She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Elmer J. Robison, Jr., LaMirada, Calif.;
a daughter, Vivian L. Rowan, Chanute; a brother, Vester H. Robison, Jr.,
Parsons; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Otterbein United Methodist Church,
the Rev. Jana Baxter officiating. Burial will be in Neosho County Memorial
Park on West 21st.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gibson-Koch-Friskel
Memorials are suggested to Otterbein United Methodist Church. Gibson-Koch-Friskel
Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond J. 'Pat' Conn 1914 - 1998
Raymond J. "Pat" Conn, former Chanute resident, died Sunday, Nov. 29,
1998, at Allen County Hospital, Iola.
He was born June 19, 1914, in Marshall, Mo., the son of Earnest C.
and Malisa Parks Conn.
He was a well-known PGA golf pro for 51 years in the Kansas and Missouri
areas. His first pro job was at Lakewood Country Club in North Kansas City,
Mo. He was also club pro and was responsible for designing and rebuilding
golf courses at Lake Quivira Country Club, Lawrence Country Club and Chanute
Country Club. He also designed and built Safari Public Golf Course in Chanute,
which he owned and operated from 1967 until 1994.
He was an accomplished teacher and golfer and several Kansas and Missouri
state champions and a U.S. women's amateur champion.
He shot the course record at Shawnee Country Club in Topeka in 1952
and to the record stands, being tied only once.
He married Ethel Nora Miller August 20, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo. She
preceded him in death August 27, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters, Patti Persell, Bern, Sheila Forman,
Denver, Joy McNett, Piqua; two brothers, Carl Conn, Shawnee, Elmer Conn,
Las Vegas; five sisters, Ada Martin, Lake Quivira, Marger Garner, Merriam,
Frieda Van Wallingham, Shawnee, Mary Zarda, Shawnee, Jean Ward, Osage Beach,
Mo.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth
Swanson and Marie Van Laberg.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Otterbein United Methodist
Church, Chanute. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery on East
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's
Disease and Related Disorders Association and may be left with Johnson
Mortuary, in charge of arrangements.
Clarence Batley 1932 - 1998
Clarence Batley, 66, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1998, at his home in Tuttle,
Okla., after a short illness.
He was born June 19, 1932, in Carson, Ala.
He is survived by companion Betty Alson; his first wife Christine Batley,
Roswell, N.M.; children Cheryl Meyer, Oklahoma City, Okla., Dale Batley,
Tuttle, Okla., Chiquita Hammonds, Roswell, N.M., John Batley, Del City,
Okla., Cathy Seely, Roswell, N.M., Alicia Batley, Tuttle, Okla.; 16 grandchildren;
brothers Robert Batley, Jr., Farmington, N.M., William Batley, Delphi,
Ind., Billy Ray Batley, Plainview, Texas, Jimmie Batley, Blanchard, Okla.;
sisters Luvania Fowler, Arminda Buys, Nora Carr, all of Missouri, and Pearlie
Goforth of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nora and Robert Batley, two
brothers, Charlie and Wesley Batley, a sister, Marie Wynn, a grandson,
Spence Wayne Batley, and his second wife, Linda Batley.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Church in Tuttle.
Burial will be in Yukon Cemetery. Yanda & Son Funeral Home is in charge
Memorials are suggested to Vista Care Family Hospice, 4900 Richmond
Square, Suite 202, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.
Robert K. Hinerman 1942 - 1998
Robert K. Hinerman, 56, 1214 S. Rutter, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998,
at St. Joseph Via Christi, Wichita.
He was born Oct. 14, 1942, at Liberal, to Edward E. and Alice M. Selby
The family moved from Liberal to California and then to Little Rock,
Ark. He attended schools in Little Rock and Bigelow, Ark., where he graduated
from high school. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army where he served
for 20 years. He lived in several places after retirement before moving
to Chanute in 1986 to manage the Country Club until 1995. He and his wife
purchased Jesse in January, 1996, and operated it until July, 1998, when
the business was sold. He retired from being owner of Jesse.
He was a Methodist.
He married Hildegard M. Heinzel Dec. 1, 1967, in Augsburg, Germany.
She survives, of the home.
Other survivors are two sons, Robert Hinerman, Jr., Denver, Jeremy
Hinerman, Chanute; three daughters, Sherry Mikish, Stuttgart, Germany,
Michaela Hinerman, Denver, Sue Gile, Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Larry
Hinerman, Little Rock, Ark., Carl Selby, Bigelow, Ark.; two sisters, Dixie
Mauphin, Edgewater Park, N.J., Carole Barton, Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren;
two aunts; nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel, the
Rev. Kevin Baxter officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be at Wye Mountain Cemetery, Bigelow,
Ark. Memorials are suggested to Victory In The Valley.
William S. Williams, Jr. 1930 - 1998
CHERRYVALE - William S. Williams, Jr., 68, rural Cherryvale, died Tuesday,
Dec. 1, 1998, at Via Christi Medical Center, Wichita.
William S. "Stinker" Williams, the son of William "Bill" S. and May
Orphie Wilkins, was born May 20, 1930, in Superior, Neb. He graduated from
high school in Palmer, Neb.
He had lived in the Neodesha and Cherryvale area for the past 45 years
while being employed by Beachner Construction Company, St. Paul. He was
also a self-employed mechanic.
He married Jada Woods Oct. 24, 1950, in Palmer. She survives, of the
Also surviving are a son, Marvin Eugene Williams, Thayer; two daughters,
Carol Pack and Pamela Williams, both of Thayer; 10 grandchildren and one
Two brothers, Roy and Lawrence, preceded him in death.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7
to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Milo E. Peterson 1912 - 1998
BUFFALO - Milo O. Peterson, 86, a resident of Buffalo, died Wednesday,
Dec. 2, 1998, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. He
was born July 2, 1912, in Billings, Mont., the son of Carl and Mary Ellen
He was a 1929 graduate of Welda High School, attended Iola Junior College,
graduated from the University of Kansas and received his masters degree
from Emporia State University. He also served in the United States Army
Air Corp during World War II.
He began his teaching career in Stillwell and then taught in Gridley,
from 1945-1955. He became the superintendent in Beattie from 1955-1960
and then served as superintendent in the Midway and Altoona-Midway school
districts from 1960 to his retirement in 1974. Following his retirement,
he served as an interim-superintendent in the Baxter Springs, Hamilton
and Prairie View school districts.
He was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Church, where he was
a lay speaker and the music director. He was active with the Kansas State
High School Activities Association and the Lions Club.
On Dec. 24, 1942, in St. Joseph, Mo., he married Phyllis Johnsmeyer.
She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons; Larry Peterson, Buffalo, and Bob
Peterson, El Dorado; and one daughter, Mary Peterson, Apple Valley, Calif.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1
p.m. Saturday at the Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia, the Rev. Sara Dillinger
of High Prairie United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial has been
established in his name with the Kansas Lions Club Sight Foundation.
Martha M. "Mattie" Endres 1913 - 1998
Martha M. "Mattie" Moriarty Endres, 85, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly
of Parsons died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Innisfree Retirement Center
in Rogers, Ark., where she entered three weeks ago.
She was born Nov. 25, 1923 in St. Paul, a daughter of Patrick O. and
Mary Ann Ryan Moriarty. She graduated from Parsons High School.
She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a secretary
in Parsons for many years. In 1948, she moved with her husband to Wichita,
where she was employed with Southwestern Bell as secretary to the district
manager. She moved from Wichita to Chanute in 1956, when her husband was
transferred there as manager for Southwestern Bell. In 1965, they moved
to Topeka and worked as a secretary in the provider relations department
of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. She retired in 1978. In 1980,
they moved to Bella Vista.
She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Bella Vista and
St. Bernard's Women's Circle. She was also a member of Bella Vista's Women's
18-hole Golf Association. While living in Chanute, she was active in Southeastern
Kansas and Tri-State Golf Associations.
She and Albert Endres were married May 26, 1947 in St. Patrick's Church
in Parsons. He preceded her in death March 3, 1997.
She is survived by six nephews and nieces including Tony Templeton,
Janet Walters, and Kathy Thurman, all of Parsons.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Satuday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church
in Parsons, with Father Michael Schemm officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Carson-Wall Funeral
Home in Parsons, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary
until 8:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to either the St. Patrick's Catholic Church
School or the American Cancer Society.
Regina F. Davis 1951 - 1998
TORONTO - Regina F. Davis, 47, 627 Highway 105, formerly of Stark,
died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at her Toronto home, following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1951, at Parsons, a daughter of Roland R. "Pete"
and Ferrol E. Lowe Kelsey. She grew up and attended schools at Stark and
Erie. In 1970 she graduated from Erie High School. For several years she
worked at a sewing factory at Yates Center. She and her husband moved to
Toronto 19 years ago.
She loved animals and shopping. She was a Methodist.
She married Don Taylor on June 14, 1970. They later divorced. She married
Rocky L. Davis on June 16, 1979, at Stark. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Greg Taylor, Stark; her parents, Roland
and Ferrol Kelsey, rural Stark; a granddaughter.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stark United Methodist Church,
the Rev. Ron Bumstead officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Friends
may call at their convenience at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie,
after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials to the Davis family to defray funeral expenses are suggested.
Charles M. Gormley 1933 - 1998
LEAVENWORTH - Charles M. Gormley, 65, Leavenworth, formerly of White
Cloud, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Veterans Administration Medical Center,
He was born Jan. 21, 1933, at White Cloud, the son of Joseph R. and
Ruth Gibson Gormley.
He attended schools in White Cloud and later worked as a laborer in
construction and agriculture. He worked in the medical records department
at the hospital in Leavenworth.
He served in the United States Air Force in 1952 and was a former member
of White Cloud Christian Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Gormley, Chanute, and Gary Gormley,
Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Bonnie Greve, Chanute, and Mary Cokley, Corning.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joanne McNutt
and Barbara Taylor.
Graveside service was Saturday at the Olive Branch Cemetery, White
Memorials to the VA Patients Fund are suggested and may be sent to
Highland Mortuary, 203 W. Main, Highland, 66035.