Nolan J. Ewy
June 13, 1917 - Oct. 7, 1999
PRATT - Nolan J. Ewy, 82, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center,
He was born June 3, 1917, at Moundridge, the son of John and Caroline
A retired plumber, formerly with Stevens Plumbing and Heating at Hutchinson,
he was also a welding instructor at Hutchinson Community College.
He belonged to Calvary Baptist Church, Pratt, and was a former member
of Westside Baptist Church, Hutchinson. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran
of World War II.
On Aug 16, 1936, he married Helen B. Day at Murdock. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Gary, Rogers, Ark.; two daughters,
Marilyn Nevius, Hutchinson, and Donna Jean Brown, Murdock; a brother, Clem,
Kingman; a sister, Olive Albright, Albuquerque, N.M.; 7 grandchildren;
and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Melvin and Arlo.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at Westside Baptist Church, Hutchinson,
with Pastors Tim Adrian and Scott Buller presiding. Friends may call from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be
in Fairlawn Burial Park Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, Pratt, or to Westside
Baptist Church, Hutchinson, both in care of the mortuary.
Michael W. Hudson
Jan. 31, 1954-Nov. 21, 1999
STAFFORD - Michael Wayne Hudson, 45, died Nov. 21, 1999, at his home
in Lexington, Ky.
He was born Jan. 31, 1954, at Stafford, the son of Wilford Rhea and
Evadene Overstreet Hudson. He attended Stafford schools and worked in construction
with Borton Inc., Hutchinson.
On Aug. 18, 1978, he married Karen Reese at Hoisington. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Michael Jr., Muskogee, Okla., and
Sam Salem, Pratt; a daughter, Eva Hudson, Muskogee, Okla.; a stepdaughter,
Jessica Reese, Ireland; his mother, Stafford; and a brother, Ray D., Utica,
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial service and burial of the ashes will be at 2 p.m. Friday in
Stafford Cemetery, with the Rev. Guy Elliott presiding.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of Minnis
Jesse Dakota Eslick
Alicia Eslick, Greensburg, announces the birth of a son, Jesse Dakota,
on Feb. 15, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Reno, 3, and Jayce, 16 months, welcome their brother home.
Grandparents are Linda Pippin, Greensburg, and David Eslick and Merlene
Great-grandparents are Mabel Zeigler, Mullinville, and Lydia Eslick,
Gary D. Woodrow
GREAT BEND - Gary D. Woodrow, 59, died June 7, 2000, at Hoisington
Rehabilitation Center. A lifetime Great Bend area resident, he was a bookkeeper
for Sunflower Training Center and was also employed at Thies Packing Co.
for 22 years.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Great Bend Family
Mortuary. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the
funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Survivors include: a daughter, Melissa J. Malcolm, Tempe, Ariz.; mother,
Gladys Woodrow, Great Bend; a brother, Michael Woodrow, Great Bend; and
a sister, Meleah Frazer, Great Bend, formerly of Pratt.
Memorials may be sent to Great Bend Humane Society.
Kassadee Ryann Harris
Brian and Angela Harris, Protection, announce the birth of a daughter,
Kassadee Ryann, on June 12, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long.
Kilee Kristine and Taylon Scott welcome their sister home.
Grandparents are Gene and Kerry Hackney, Protection, Mike and Gayle
Harden, Ashland, and Russel and Kay Harris, Loganville, Ga.
Great-grandparents are Gene and Viola Hazen and Tootie Petty, all of
Protection, and Willis and Velmaree Harden, Ashland.
Martha R. Sorden
Martha R. Sorden, 83, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Friendship Manor, Pratt.
Vigil service will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Friendship Manor. Memorial
service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev.
Jim Dieker presiding.
She was born Dec. 26, 1917, at Pratt, the daughter of George and Hattie
Kinzel Richardson. A Pratt resident since 1987, coming from Yucca Valley,
Calif., she was a retired cook and chef.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, and Elks Emblem
Club, Yucca Valley.
She married Loren Davis Coffman in 1931. He preceded her in death.
She married William Sorden in 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. He also preceded her
Survivors include: son, Dewayne L. Coffman, Bend, Ore.; a sister, Dorothy
Epp, Cunningham; three nephews, Paul Epp and Bob Epp, both of Pratt and
Blaine Wells, Nordheim, Germany; four nieces, Betty Hoeme, Preston, Teresa
Snyder, Pratt, Martha Sue Wells, Topeka, and Julane Wells, Topeka; six
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Paul Henry Richardson;
a sister, Anna Wells; and a nephew, Leroy Wells.
Memorials may be sent to Friendship Manor Auxiliary or Sacred Heart
Church, both in care of the mortuary.
Sylvia J. Armstrong
NASHVILLE - Sylvia J. Armstrong, 63, died Aug. 14, 2000, at Via Christi
Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. A Nashville resident
since 1983, she was a homemaker.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home,
Medicine Lodge. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.
Survivors include: husband, Max; two sons, Michael P. and Jerry W.,
both of Garden City; a brother, Curtis Clark, Nashville; and two sisters,
Jesse Gaschler, Wichita, and Jean Lackey, Turon.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the
R. Michael 'Tubie' Miller
R. Michael "Tubie" Miller, J.D., died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 8, of
a heart attack. He was 57. Memorial services will be held at the Village
Presbyterian Church at 67th and Mission Road at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
A reception will follow at Coaches at 103rd and Wornall. A celebration
of Miller's life will be held for friends and family on Saturday, October
14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Dress for
this event is casual.
Born Feb. 6, 1943, to Helen and Robert Miller in Wichita, Miller was
a lifelong Kansas resident. His aptitude for excellence was displayed early
when he graduated as the 1961 valedictorian of Pratt High School. In 1965,
he graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in
political science. Three years later, he graduated from the KU School of
Miller devoted 32 years of professional service to the American Academy
of Family Physicians, a national organization that today represents more
than 90,000 family physicians, residents and medical students. He joined
the AAFP on Oct. 1, 1968, as executive assistant - his first job after
law school. In 1969, he was named director of the Department of Legislation.
He became the AAFP's general counsel in 1972, and two years later he became
director of the Socioeconomics Division as well. In 1980, he was promoted
to the position of vice president of legislation and socioeconomics. From
1984 to 1985, he served as acting executive vice president for the Academy.
On May 1, 1992, he was appointed to the position he held until his death
- the AAFP's first deputy executive vice president, assisting in the supervision
of all Academy activities and serving as acting EVP in the absence of the
Miller served the Academy with dedication, creativity and zeal. He
was honored with numerous AAFP awards, including Honorary Membership, the
Academy's highest honor, in 1998 and the President's Award and Award of
Merit, both in 1985. When Honorary Membership was bestowed on him, he was
said to have "added to the lore and the laughter and the legend of the
Academy in untold and profound ways." He will be remembered for his wisdom,
humor, and devotion and commitment to the Academy.
An avid sports fan and a true crimson and blue Jayhawk, Miller was
a life member of the University of Kansas Alumni Association and an annual
contributor to the KU Endowment Association's Williams Educational Fund.
He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta social fraternity and served as
"Grand Knux" of the Theta Nu Epsilon society.
Miller was preceded in death by his father Robert. Survivors include
one daughter, Kim Grasberger and her husband, Eric of Portland, Ore.; mother,
Helen Miller of Pratt; two grandchildren, Emily and Jack Grasberger and
long time companion Alice George of Kansas City, Mo.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the
Mike "Tubie" Miller Scholarship Fund c/o the Williams Educational Fund
at the University of Kansas, 210 Wagnon, Lawrence, KS 66045.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Anthuis, Bernie Bialek, Lloyd Doolittle,
Bobby Douglas, Rich Jantz, Mike Jones, Bill Myers and Ken Whittington,
TURON - Jesus Zapien, 4, died Feb. 13, 2001, at his home in Turon.
Rosary will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Larrison Funeral Home, Turon.
Funeral Mass will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Pratt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Jose and Teresa Enriquez Zapien.
Memorials may be sent to the Jesus memorial Fund in care of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church.
GREENSBURG - Erma Barnes, 88, died April 12, 2001, at Medicalodge,
Kinsley. A lifetime resident of Kiowa County, she was a homemaker.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bible Baptist Church,
Greensburg. There will be no visitation. Interment will be at a later date
in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.
Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth, Greensburg, and Richard, Watonga,
Okla.; and four daughters, Betty Goins, Sand Springs, Okla., Velva Barnes,
Greensburg, Daisy Smith, Fowler, and Rita Meyer, Tipton, Mo.
Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice or to the Kiowa County
Library, both in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
Winifred S. Tuttle
GREENSBURG - Winifred S. "Winnie" Tuttle, 78, died June 4, 2001, at
Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at the
First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Lawrence Lambert
Jr. officiating. His body has been donated to Kansas University Medical
He was born July 18, 1922, at Sawyer, the son of Charles Edward and
Mable Gertrude Miles Tuttle.
He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation radioman.
He farmed north of Haviland, and had made his home in Greensburg since
1975. He was a graduate of Haviland High School and attended Pratt Community
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion
Post #103 and Kiowa Masonic Lodge #293, all of Greensburg, and the Scottish
Rite of Free Masonry and the Midian Shrine Temple, both of Wichita.
On May 26, 1946, he married Dorothy Freeman Robinson in Haviland. She
Other survivors include: a son, Charles F. and wife Jennifer, Lawrence,
and their children, Erin Tuttle and Jana Tuttle; a daughter, Brenda and
her husband Jim Broadhead, Wichita, and their children, Brigitte Broadhead
Baggs, Eric Broadhead, Teresa Broadhead and Kenneth Broadhead; a brother,
Norman Tuttle, Haviland; two sisters, Doris Muntz, Greensburg, and Florance
Davis, Weatherford, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Landon
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Harold, and a
sister, Anna Lee Young.
Memorials may go to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund,
Barclay College Scholarship Fund, or South Wind Hospice, all in care of
Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg.
Walter Hall Jr.
WICHITA - Walter Hall Jr., 74, died July 25, 2001, at Wesley Medical
Center, Wichita. A resident of Wichita since 1952, previously of Kingman,
he was a retired sheet-metal mechanic for Boeing Aircraft.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Livingston Funeral Home,
Kingman. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hoosier Cemetery, Kingman.
Survivors include: wife, Peggy; four sons, Dennis, Arkansas City, Alan
and Douglas, both of Wichita, and Donald, Topeka; a brother, Willis Hall,
Kingman; and three sisters, Ina Phinney, Pratt, Marie Nitcher, Grand Junction,
Colo., and Lois Little, Wichita.
Memorials may be made to the Kingman Library or American Cancer Society,
both in care of the funeral home.
Barbara Joan Hudson
HUTCHINSON - Barbara Joan Hudson, 68, died Nov. 1, 2001, at her home
in Hutchinson. She was a resident of Pratt for 27 years, where she worked
as a boating supervisor at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks from
1978 to 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel,
Hutchinson. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Saturday, with the family present between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday
at the mortuary. Cremation will take place after the service and burial
will take place at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband, Donald Eugene; and a daughter, Ronda Hicks,
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County or Services for Children
with Special Healthcare Needs, both in care of the mortuary.
Pastor Arlo V. Lehmann
CLAFLIN - Pastor Arlo V. Lehmann, 62, died Feb. 5, 2002, at Clara Barton
Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Nov. 21, 1939. He was a missionary to
New Guinea, teacher, minister of Christian education and pastor in parishes
in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska and California. He served as
director of Christian education at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Natrona, and
All Saints Lutheran Church, Pratt, from 1972-75. He was a Claflin resident
for the last 19 years.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church,
Claflin. A private committal service was held Feb. 6.
Survivors include: wife, Joyce; two sons, Nathan, Cheyenne, Wyo., and
Jonathan, Topeka; a brother, Robert, Condordia, Mo.; and a sister, Lucerne
Zach, Omaha, Neb.
Memorials may be sent to a Lutheran service program of the donor's
choice, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington,
Freeman W. Reschke
Aug. 29, 1910 - Sept. 22, 1999
LA PORTE, Texas - Freeman W. Reschke, 89, died Sept. 22,1999, at Clear
Lake Regional Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
He was born Aug. 29, 1910, at Pratt, the son of Louis and Ethel (Freeman)
Reschke. A La Porte a resident, he was a farmer/rancher and owner of Reschke's
S and R Mercantile store for more than 30 years.
He belonged to First Methodist Church, where he was a past board member,
was past president of the Chamber of Commerce, belonged to the
Methodist Men's Club and the Lions Club, all at Springfield, Colo.,
and belonged to local square-dance clubs and La Porte Senior Citizens.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
In October 1931, he married Margaret Louise Shaw. She preceded him
Survivors include: a son, Millard, Shoreacres, Texas; and two
Graveside service, with military rights conferred by the Fort
Riley Honor Guard, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Pratt, with the Rev. Rendal Utt presiding.
Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy B. Krier
July 6, 1923-Nov. 22, 1999
GREAT BEND - Dorothy Barbara Krier, 76, died Nov. 22, 1999, at Eureka
She was born July 6, 1923, at Beaver, the daughter of John Lucas and
Isabella Grecella Frenzel Birzer. She graduated frorn St. Joseph's Catholic
School, Ellinwood. A Eureka Springs, Ark., resident for four years, formerly
of Great Bend and WaKeeney, she was a housewife.
She belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Altar Society and
the Daughters of Isabella, all at Great Bend.
On June 9, 1943, she married Leonard Antone Krier at San Rafael, Calif.
He died March 21, 1979.
Survivors include: a son, Allan, Holiday Island, Ark.; a daughter,
DiAnn Comstock, Holiday Island, Ark.; a brother, Lawrence Biczer, Ellinwood;
four sisters, Urs Penka, Pratt, Florence Parsons, St. Louis,Mo., Gerry
Westfall, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marguerite Birzer, Wichita; three
grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Thursday with a vigil service
at 6 p.m., both at Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10
a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Warren
Stecklein presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at
the mortuary. Burial will be in the Great Bend Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick School Endowment, in care of the
Ruth Alice Seller
WICHITA - Ruth Alice Seller, 92, died June 9. A Wichita resident, formerly
of of Haviland, she was a homemaker.
A memorial service was held Monday morning at University Friends Church,
Wichita. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Farm Ridge
Cemetery, Sycamore, under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.
Survivors include: a son, Charles, Tempe, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to University Friends Church, Wichita, or Barclay
Joseph L. "Joe' Webster
Joseph L. "Joe" Webster, 93, died Oct. 10, 2000, at his daughter's
home in Topeka. A Pratt resident for more than 65 years, he was a City
of Pratt Street Department employee.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery.
The casket will remain closed. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary.
Survivors include: wife, Minnie Mae; a son, Orville Bryan Webster,
Wichita; and a daughter, Norma Lee West, Topeka.
Memorials may be sent to Heart of America Hospice in Topeka or American
Cancer Society, both in care of the mortuary.
Albert A. Hayden
STAFFORD - Albert A. Hayden, 80, died Oct. 23, 2000, at his home in
Stafford. A lifetime Stafford resident, he was an oil driller.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. Friends
may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Stafford
Survivors include: wife, Jane; two sons, David Corby, Stafford, and
Danny Corby, St. John; two stepdaughters, Sherri Meyers, Wichita, and Tammy
Ward, St. John; four brothers, John and Chet, both of Stafford, Trenton,
Mechanicsberg, Ind., and Sam, El Paso, Texas; and two sisters, Norraine
Keton, Swifton, Ark., and Naoma Rundell, Ulysses.
Memorials may be sent to the Stafford Educational Foundation, in care
of the chapel.
Elsie Kimmel Jones
Elsie Kimmel Jones, 94, died Dec. 15, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services are pending with Larrison Mortuary.
Survivors include: two sons, Elster E. Kimmel, Georgia and Lee E. Kimmel,
Hollister, Mo.; one daughter, Elva Kitch, Pratt; one sister, Effie Miller,
Memorials may be sent to the Albert McFall Memorial Cancer Fund in
care of the mortuary.
Kenneth L. Kuhn
ST. JOHN - Kenneth L. Kuhn, 72, died March 27, 2001, at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend. A former resident of Kinsley,
he was a retired farmer and rancher.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McKillip Memorial Chapel,
Kinsley. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Hillside, Kinsley.
Survivors include: wife, Judith; two sons, Kenneth L. Jr., Joplin,
Mo., and Scott A., Kinsley; and a sister, Myrtle Fisher, Kinsley.
Memorials may be sent to Stafford County Home Health or to Stafford
County EMTs, both in care of the funeral home.
MEDICINE LODGE - Oscar Taylor, 87, died April 10, 2001, at Lubbock,
Texas. A resident of Medicine Lodge since 1947, he was a manager for Kansas
Milling Co., Medicine Lodge.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery, Medicine
Survivors include: a son, Jerry, Lubbock, Texas; four daughters, Barbara
Harbaugh, Sharon, Joan Myers, Mountain View, Calif., Myra Sue Gates, San
Leandro, Calif., and Gloria Taylor, Redding, Calif.; and a stepson, Tom
Memorials may be sent to TECH Inc., in care of Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.
Kyra Raye Johnson
James and Sheila Johnson, Pratt, announce the birth of a daughter,
Kyra Raye, on Aug. 12, 2001, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She weighed
8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20 inches long.
Kamry Jade, age 4, welcomes her sister.
Grandparents are Kenny and June Gawith and Perry and Claudine Johnson,
all of Pratt.
Great-grandparents are Lenwood Johnson, Pratt, and Thaddia Smith, Delphos.