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Eleanora Ella Ann Moore
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Eleanora Ella Ann Moore, 83, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Sept. 7, 1916, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Edwin and Ada Mariah Jones Ford. She was a 1936 graduate of Hutchinson Hugh School. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson.

On June 3, 1936, she married Charles Wesley Moore at Hutchinson. He died March 7, 1993.

Survivors include: two daughters, Esther Victory, Westminister, Colo., and Janice Muchow, Wichita; three brothers, Leo and Ralph Ford, both of Hutchinson, and Bob Ford, Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Betty Cook, Hutchinson, and Mary Siebert, Pretty Prairie; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Cecil and Eugene; a daughter, Katherine Moore; three brothers, Harold, Bill and Lloyd Ford; and a sister, Dixie Ford.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Darrell Bisel presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to Mennonite Friendship Manor, Hutchinson, in care of the mortuary.

Faye Lorrene Collins
BURRTON - Faye Lorrene Collins, 88, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Halstead Hospital, Halstead.

She was born July 4, 1911, at Hutchinson, the daughter of James Louis and Rose Hannah Oliver Brewer. A longtime Burrton resident, she was a farmer, homemaker and former employee of Burrton IGA.

She belonged to United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, United Methodist Women and was a charter member of the Aurora Women's Club, all at Burrton.

On July 2, 1927, she married Chester Charles Collins at Burrton. He died March 23, 1985.

Survivors include: two daughters, Charlene Cornett and Marjorie Pearce, both of Burrton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harold E.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Burrton, with the Rev. Larry Ankrom presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Burrton Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Margaret `Marge' Campbell Aksamit
RUSSELL - Margaret "Marge" Campbell Aksamit, 74, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Russell Regional Hospital.

She was born July 20, 1925, at Chattanooga, Okla., the daughter of Aubrey L. and Lillie Conway Sebree. A longtime Russell resident, she worked as a waitress in local restaurants and co-owned and operated the Holland Hotel Coffee Shop for a number of years.

She belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Russell.

On June 13, 1942, she married Eugene Bruce Campbell at Savannah, Ga. He died Dec. 23, 1981. On Sept. 13, 1986, she married Leeman E. Aksamit at Osborne. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son., Larry Campbell, Russell; a daughter, Connie Munday, Mahopac, N.Y.; a sister, Lena McDown, Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, with the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday, both at the mortuary. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the VFW Auxiliary Cancer Aid & Research Fund, in care of the mortuary.

John R. Shuff
John R. Shuff, 57, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 26, 1999, at his home.

He was born Aug. 2, 1942, at Hutchinson, the son of Waldo and Julia Ann Cavanaugh Shuff. He graduated from Nickerson High School. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he worked as a machinist for Cessna Fluid Power and Boeing, retiring in 1992.

He belonged to the American Legion, Lysle Rishel Post 68, and was a past member of the Jaycees. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963.

Survivors include: two sons, Eric and Jason, both of Hutchinson; two brothers, Charles, Hutchinson, and Emery, Nickerson; a sister, Edith Dobrinski, Pennsylvania; father and stepmother, Waldo and Anna Marie Shuff, Hutchinson; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Kenneth.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with Wayne A. Pittman officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Frances Georgia Burkhall
COLDWATER - Frances Georgia Burkhall, 89, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home, Coldwater.

She was born April 2, 1910, at Coldwater, the daughter of J.M. and Minerva Metzker Cline. She attended Coldwater Grade School and graduated from Coldwater High School in 1929. A lifetime Comanche County resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Christian Church, where she was a pianist and organist, the CWF, Dorcus Circle and the Priscilla Circle Study and Mission Groups, Better Homes EHU Club and was a Pioneer Lodge volunteer, all at Coldwater.

On Dec. 10, 1933, she married Roy Burkhall at Ashland. He died Jan. 29, 1993.

Survivors include: a son, Danny, Hanover Park, Ill.; a daughter, Bonnie Jenkins, Coldwater; two brothers, Allen and J.R. Cline, both of Coldwater; a sister, Jessie Robertson, Harrison, Ark.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Hueston, Kenneth, LeeRoy, Raymond and Owen Cline; two sisters, Leta Thompson and Edith Martin; and two grandsons.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Coldwater, with the Revs. Jack Wingate and Raymond Unruh presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Cliff Manley
GARDEN CITY - Cliff Manley, 96, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City.

He was born June 11, 1903, at Circleville, the son of George and Jesse Eaden Manley. A Garden City resident since 1935, formerly of Nebraska and South Dakota, he had worked as a truck driver, and was an employee for Stengel-Corley Oil Co. and later the Garden City Co-op.

He belonged to Church of the Nazarene, Garden City.

On April 12, 1930, he married Amy P. Baldwin at Colby. She died Feb. 6, 1996.

Survivors include: a son, Stan, Wichita; a daughter, Sharon Caldwell, Garden City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Church of the Nazarene, Garden City, with the Rev. Craig Coulter presiding. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home. Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Isabel Laura Peters Bowman
LARNED - Isabel Laura Peters Bowman, 89, died Oct. 26, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.

She was born Aug. 6, 1910, at Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Albert Maurice and Effie Huffman Peters. She earned a bachelor's degree in education at Fort Hays State College in 1968. A lifetime resident of Pawnee and Barton counties, she taught in USD 495 Larned schools from 1954 to 1972.

She belonged to the United Methodist Church, the UMW, and the Twentieth Century Federated Club, all at Pawnee Rock, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Tertulia Club, the Walnut unit of the EHU and was a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital, Larned.

On Jan. 29, 1934, she married George Henry "Jud" Bowman at Scott City. He died July 20, 1982.

Survivors include: two sons, Joseph M., Pawnee Rock, and Philip E., Salina; a daughter, Jane Ellen Johnson, Bella Vista, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth H. and Mauricio Albert Peters; and a sister, Frances Leona States.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Pawnee Rock, with the Rev. Don Paden presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Pawnee Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Wayne G. Billings
JETMORE - Wayne G. Billings, 90, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.

He was born May 30, 1909, at Jetmore, the son of William and Elizabeth Aldrich Billings. A lifetime Jetmore area resident, he was a rancher.

He belonged to United Presbyterian Church, was a past elder of Church Session and chairman of the church's building committee, all of Jetmore. He also was a member of the Kansas Livestock Association and the American Hereford Association.

On June 8, 1935, he married Lillian R. Horning at Larned. She died Aug. 29, 1994.

Survivors include: two sons, Dr. William Billings, Bartlesville, Okla., and Dr. Thomas Billings, McPherson; a daughter, Phyllis Olsen, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Whiteside, Dodge City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Caroline, Ruth, Sara, Margaret and Julia.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Presbyterian Church, Jetmore, with the Rev. Keith Allison presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Robert H. Belew Jr.
CANTON - Robert H. Belew Jr., 77, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Jan. 28, 1922, at Three Sands, Okla., the son of Robert Harry Sr. and Beulah Worley Belew. A Canton resident since 1939, moving from Three Sands, he was a farmer, retired oil-field worker and retired employee of the Hesston Corporation.

He was of the Christian faith. He belonged to the Canton Senior Center and Canton American Legion Post No. 192. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps.

On Aug. 9, 1942, he married Betty Keefer in rural Canton. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Davidson, Derby, and Janet Altom, Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, Calvin Lindbergh, Malden, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Luce, Wichita; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Olson's Mortuary, Canton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Canton American Legion Post No. 192.

Memorials may be sent to the Canton Senior Center or the Leukemia Society, both in care of the mortuary.

Robert Leroy `Bob' Brown
HUGOTON - Robert Leroy "Bob" Brown, 68, died Oct.27, 1999, at his home in Hugoton.

He was born May 25, 1931, at Nashville, the son of Leroy Edmond and Nirene Eleanor Hewitt Brown. A Hugoton resident since 1952, moving from Medicine Lodge, he was the owner of Bob's Body Shop from 1955 until his retirement in 1988.

He was a past Hugoton mayor and city council member and belonged to the Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Army.

On Feb. 13, 1954, he married Betty Louise Hoppe Milburn at Clayton, N.M. She survives.

Other survivors include: a stepson, Virgil Milburn, Hugoton; three daughters, Pam Brown, Page, Ariz., Pat Willis, Hugoton, and Bobbi Dobbs, Taneyville, Mo.; four brothers, Dale, Oklahoma City, Okla., Don, Phoenix, Frank, Glendale, Ariz., and Larry, Delta, Colo.; a sister, Shirley Huddleston, Wellington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Wayne and Lonnie.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Hugoton Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Bradford presiding. The casket will be open at the funeral home only.

Memorials may be sent to the Golden Belt Hospice, in care of Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton.

Steven B. Markt
GARDEN CITY - Steven B. Markt, 47, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin.

He was born Dec. 18, 1951, at Ames, Iowa, the son of Rex H. and Jean Peterson Markt. He attended high school at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and college at Southern Colorado State College. A Garden City resident since 1994, he worked for Coca-Cola, Walking Stick Golf Course and Coors, all at Pueblo, Colo., and as a utility technician for Colorado Interstate Gas Company, Garden City.

On Nov. 25, 1992, he married Cindy Rheuff at Pueblo. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Steven Jr. and Ryan, both of Pueblo; a stepdaughter, Melissa Hansen, Garden City; mother, Redondo Beach, Calif.; a brother, Mike, Shakopee, Mich.; two sisters, Linda Tierney, Des Moines, Iowa, and Deb Uhlman, Redondo Beach; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, both at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Virginia Pearl `Dolly' Birney
SUBLETTE - Virginia Pearl "Dolly" Birney, 91, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Stockton Nursing Home, Stockton, Mo.

She was born Feb. 5, 1908, at Milo, Mo., the daughter of Russell and Emma Chamberlain Austin. A longtime Sublette resident, she had moved into Liberal after farming for 50 years. She worked in a Laundromat and for the state, caring for the elderly.

She belonged to Christian Church, Sublette for 29 years, and was a member of the Church of God for 40 years. She was an ordained deaconess for 30 years.

On July 11, 1927, she married Clyde F. Birney at Syracuse. He died June 27, 1981.

Survivors include: a daughter, Janette Steele, Stockton, Mo.; two sisters, Bernice Youngren and Neva Wood, both of White Salmon, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Genel; two brothers, Laurence and Montie Austin; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Christian Church, Sublette, with Ministers Steve Myers and Walter Birney presiding. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette.

Merle R. Groves
LIBERAL - Merle R. Groves, 75, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.

He was born June 25, 1924, at Maywood, Calif., the son of John and Gladys Sessler Groves. He attended Liberal High School. A longtime Liberal resident, he worked for Western Power Company from 1947 to 1986, retiring as a journey lineman.

He belonged to First Christian Church and the Liberal Pancakers Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Aug. 28, 1949, he married Cora Jean Lockas at Perryton, Texas. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Steve, Liberal; four sisters, Rena Burris, Denver, Pauline Demetrious, Mesa, Ariz., Mabel Walter, Ulysses, and Claydene Herzog, Waverly, Tenn.; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Mortuary Chapel, Liberal. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to service time Monday, both at the mortuary. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the mortuary.

Minor Marion Love
SATANTA - Minor Marion Love, 76, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Satanta Long Term Care Unit, Satanta.

He was born March 8, 1923, at Hudson, the son of Forest and Selma Hitz Love. A Sublette area resident since 1980, moving from Great Bend, he was a farmer and worked in oil-field maintenance.

He belonged to United Methodist Church and to American Legion Post No. 276, both at Satanta. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On Jan. 20, 1989, he married Juanita Helsel Reimer at Arkansas City. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Murray Chappel, and Stanton Love, Woodinville, Wash.; a daughter, Cynthia Weese, Overland Park; a sister, Virginia Krey, Garden City; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Satanta, with the Rev. Larry Myers presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, all at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta.

Memorial may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Both in care of the funeral home, or may be left at the Shopping Stop-True Value, Satanta.

John S. Muci
John S. Muci, 96, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson.

He was born May 8, 1903, at Periban, Michoacan, Mexico, the son of Cleofas and Emelia Espinosa Gonzales. A Hutchinson resident since 1962, moving from St. John, he was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad.

He belonged to Central Church of Christ, Hutchinson, where he was a former deacon.

On June 25, 1927, he married Ruth L. Rellez at St. John. She died Jan. 17, 1995.

Survivors include: four sons, C.F. and J.R., both of Wichita, S.A., La Habra, Calif., and Ben, Hutchinson; three daughters, Elvira Peters, Hutchinson, Emelia Kittel, St. John, and Raquel Patrick, Winfield; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Private family graveside service will be on Saturday in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson. The casket will remain closed.

Memorials may be sent to Hutchinson Meals on Wheels or the Maude Carpenter Children's Home, both in care of the funeral home.

Gerold R. `Pete' Peterson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gerold R. "Pete" Peterson, 52, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo.

He was born Aug. 21, 1947, at McPherson, the son of Leon and Glennys Peterson. He attended Bethany College, Lindsborg. He was a grain merchandiser for Farmland Industries and its companies for over 25 years and was involved with the family farming operation in western Kansas.

He belonged to the United Methodist Church, Platte Woods, and served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Peterson, of the home; a son, Nicholas, of the home; a daughter, Ashley Peterson, of the home; and three sisters, Anita Johnson, Jet, Okla., Janice Surface, Sterling, and Jeanie Wohlgren, Salina.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, Mo. Burial will be Sunday in Oakley Cemetery, Oalkey.

Memorials may be sent to Bethany College Advancement Office, Lindsborg, or to the Leukemia Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Lucille C. Thurman
Lucille C. Thurman, 80, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Hutchinson Homestead.

She was born May 7, 1919, at Kinsley, the daughter of John and Edith Stach Falk. A longtime Dodge City and Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to St. Teresa's Catholic church, Hutchinson.

On April 21, 1941, she married Joy D. "Jack" Thurman at Larned. He died Oct. 20, 1997.

Survivors include; a son, Doug. G., Augusta; a daughter, Diane Hughes, Denver; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Raymond, and Bill Falk.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Hutchinson, with Father Richard Stuchlik presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Stephen J. Orozco
GARDEN CITY - Stephen J. Orozco, 53, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born April 21, 1946, at Garden City, the son of Mike and Helen Guerrero Orozco. He attended St. Mary Catholic School and Abe Hubert Middle School, graduating from Garden City High School and Garden City Community College. A lifetime Garden City resident, he worked in the unemployment division for the State of Kansas at the Job Service Center, Garden City.

He belonged to the Sons of the American Legion.

On June 18, 1966, he married Mary Encinias at Garden City. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Michael A., Bettendorf, Iowa, and Stephen J. Jr., Garden City; a daughter, Jessica Henderson, Garden City; mother, Garden City; a brother, Daniel L., Holcomb; two sisters, Veronica J. Garcia and Dee Dee Martinez, both of Garden City; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; twin sons, Joseph and Jesse; and a brother, Patrick.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, with Father James E. Baker presiding.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Herbert W. Unruh
HALSTEAD - Herbert W. Unruh, 86, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Halstead Hospital, Halstead.

He was born April 29, 1913, at Greensburg, the son of Abe and Awilda Steele Unruh. A longtime Halstead resident, he was the retired owner and operator of the Sweet Shoppe, Halstead.

He was a member of the Golden Nugget Pitch Club, Halstead.

On June 29, 1950, he married Phyllis Jo Spegal at Halstead. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Don, Halstead, Larry, El Dorado, and Perry, Reeds Spring, Mo.; a brother, Homer, Grove, Okla.; a sister, Marjorie Stucky, Halstead; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane; two brothers, Harold and Gene; and a sister, Mildred Considine.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, with Pastor Roger Ericksten presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Halstead Cemetery, Halstead.

Memorials may be sent to Midwest Genealogy Society in care of the funeral home.

Kayla J. Price Vulgamore
CLEARWATER - Kayla J. Price Vulgamore, 60, died Oct. 27, 1999, at her home in Clearwater.

She was born Nov. 1, 1938, at La Crosse, the daughter of Clovis and Mabel Schenk Price. She graduated from Rozel High School in 1956 and from Fort Hays State College in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in music education. She was a private piano instructor, worked in Goddard and Clearwater as a special education para-professional and was a former employee of Clearwater Elementary School Food Service.

Survivors include: her husband, Jim, Clearwater; a son, Craig, Wichita; a daughter, Kelly Truman, Clearwater; four brothers, Donald Price, Fort Morgan, Colo., Bill Price, Rozel, Frank Price, Burdett, and Kenneth Price, Arkansas City; her mother, Nekoma; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Clearwater. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Webb Mortuary, Clearwater. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Christian Church Building Fund, the Association for Retarded Citizens of Sedgwick County or Hospice, Inc., all in care of the mortuary.

Debra L. Schultz Maberry
WICHITA - Debra L. "Debbie" Schultz Maberry, 44, died Oct. 26, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Aug. 10, 1955, at Newton, the daughter of John and Viola Funk Schultz. She was as a registrar for three years at Viking Office Products, Wichita.

She belonged to Buhler Brethren Church.

On Sept. 24, 1982, she married David Maberry at Wichita. He survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, April and Meggan Maberry, of the home; her parents, Buhler; a brother, Darrell Schultz, Buhler; and a sister, Donna Hensley, Nampa, Idaho.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita, with Pastor Nick Rempel presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Buhler Cemetery.

Lettie M. Southerland
Lettie M. Southerland, 94, of Hutchinson, died Nov. 10, 1999, at Silver Oak Health Care, South Hutchinson.

She was born July 9, 1905, at Wewoka, Okla., the daughter of Oscar M. and Beulah Harrison Parks. A Hutchinson resident for 17 years, moving from Roff, Okla., she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Bible Baptist Church, Hutchinson.

In 1957, she married John Southerland at Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Charlie Harrell, Ada, Okla.; three daughters, Eunice Bill, Guide Rock, Neb., and Betty McKenna and Nadine Johnson, both of Hutchinson; three sisters, Leona Brown, Las Vegas, Etheline Weddel, Grapevine, Texas, and Nora Sebring, Lovington, N.M.; several grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Burial Park mausoleum, Hutchinson, with Pastor Robert Raigoza presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m., both at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.

A.R. `Al' Helmers
SCOTT CITY - A.R. "Al" Helmers, 78, died Nov. 10, 1999, at Scott County Hospital, Scott City.

He was born Dec. 17, 1920, near Hudson, the son of Henry and Jessie Talley Helmers. A Scott City resident since 1945, moving from Cunningham, he was the co-owner of Helmers Motors Inc.

He was a charter member of Community Christian Church, Scott City. He belonged to Anthem Masonic Lodge and the Scott City Country Club, both at Scott City, and the ISIS Shrine, Salina. He was a former city councilman and county commissioner at Scott City. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

On Nov. 10, 1945, he married Vera Shelman at Cunningham. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Tim, Plano, Texas, and Greg, Scott City; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers, and a sister.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Christian Church, Scott City, with Minister Jeff Arnold presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City.

Memorials may be sent to the church, the Salvation Army or the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital or Burn Center, all in care of the funeral home.

Maurice W. Rueb
WRIGHT - Maurice W. Rueb, 82, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Manor of the Plains, Dodge City.

He was born July 24, 1917, at Tipton, Mo., the son of John and Augusta Schmidt Rueb. A lifetime Wright resident, he was a farmer.

He belonged to St. Andrew's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 1862, where he served as a past Grand Knight, both at Wright, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5984, Spearville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include: two brothers, Bert, Wright, and Francis "Tick," Columbus, Neb.; 28 nephews and nieces; and several great and great-great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Justin; and a sister, Camilla Grasser.

Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Wright. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. John Maes presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Wright, with military rites performed by VFW Post No. 5984, Spearville.

Memorials may be sent to Manor of the Plains Nursing Home, Dodge City, in care of the funeral home.

Helen M. Pixley
Helen M. Pixley, 99, of Hutchinson, died Nov. 9, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1899, at Lyons, Neb., the daughter of William and Francis Amerman Millar. She graduated from Occidental College, Los Angeles, in 1923. A Hutchinson resident since 1986, she grew up in California and had lived for many years in the Kalvesta and Cimarron communities. She was a homemaker, elementary schoolteacher and telephone operator.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, both at Cimarron.

She married Joe C. Pixley Jr. at Dodge City. He died in 1980.

Survivors include: three sons, John Sr., Omaha, Neb., Bill, Pasadena, Calif., and Henry, Phoenix; two daughters, Jody McReynolds, Hutchinson, and Margaret James, Liberty, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside services were held in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Mabel A. Stolz
SCOTT CITY - Mabel A. Stolz, 89, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Scott County Hospital, Scott City.

She was born Dec. 19, 1909, at Wichita, the daughter of James and Rossie Carter Truman. A Scott City resident since 1994, moving from Prairie Grove, Ark., she was a homemaker and pastor's wife.

She belonged to First Baptist Church, Scott City, the Friendship Community Church, West Fork, Ark., and the Child Evangelism Fellowship for 35 years.

On Sept. 15, 1928, she married George M. Stolz at Newkirk, Okla. He died Nov. 9, 1994.

Survivors include: four sons, Wesley M., Greenland, Ark., James A. and George M., both of Springdale, Ark., and Ralph E., Windsor, Colo.; two daughters, Barbara L. Dunbar and Ruth A. Smith, both of Scott City; 18 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Scott City, with the Rev. Lynne Smith presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Child Evangelism Fellowship, both in care of the funeral home.

Myra A. Davis
McPHERSON - Myra A. Davis, 86, died Nov. 11, 1999, at The Cedars, McPherson.

She was born March 19, 1913, at Marquette, the daughter of C.I. and Myra Marshall Davis. She attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, for two years. A McPherson resident since 1996, moving from Lindsborg, she was a retired secretary at the Shriner's Temple, Salina.

She formerly attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg.

Survivors include: a nephew, Quentin Wolf, Prairie Village; and a niece, Judith Ann Metz, San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Quentin Davis; and a sister, Mary E. Wolf.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg, with the Rev. Chris Whitacre presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Cedars, McPherson, in care of the funeral home.

La Juana Ward
SYRACUSE - La Juana Ward, 66, died Nov. 10, 1999, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Greene Funeral Home, Syracuse.

William J. Bieber
BISON - William J. Bieber, 85, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced with Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Margaret Ellen `Mawkey' Schaeffer
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. - Margaret Ellen "Mawkey" Schaeffer, 89, died Nov. 10, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

She was born July 11, 1910, at Doon, Iowa, the daughter of John and Sarah Knudsen Swenning. A Dodge City resident since 1987, formerly of Michigan, she worked for Motor products and helped on a farm near Lake Preston, S.D.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Dodge City, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Lake Preston.

In March 1942, she married Victor "Buster" Schaeffer. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sarah M. Simpson, Dodge City; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Lake Preston United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, S.D.

Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Alice Logan
MANKATO - Ruth Alice Logan, 88, died Nov. 5, 1999, at her home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1911, near Lovewell, the daughter of William F. and Lillian May Robinson Logan. She graduated from Formoso High School. A lifetime Jewell County resident, she was a retired telephone switchboard operator and nurse's aide.

She belonged to Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and the Christian Church Gleaners, both at Mankato, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include: two brothers, William L. Logan, Mankato, and Charles R. Logan, Formoso; and three sisters, Vera Reed and Anita Switzer, both of Formoso, and Lillian Dieckman, Alton.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian Church, Mankato, with Pastor Thaddeus Hinkle presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Melby Mortuary, Mankato. Burial will be in Balch Cemetery, Formoso.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Lois E. Neufeld, R.N.
OVERLAND PARK - Lois E. Neufeld, R.N., 69, died Oct. 31, 1999, in the crash of EgyptAirFlight 990 while on a tour to visit Egypt and Israel.

She was born Feb. 4, 1930, near Hanston. She graduated from Hanston High School and the Bethel College nursing school. She earned her MSN degree from the University of Kansas. She was a nurse practitioner and worked in the emergency departments at KU Medical Center and then at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital, retiring in 1995.

She belonged to Hanston Mennonite Church.

Survivors include: a sister, Maurine Alexander Woods, Tucson, Ariz.; two nieces; a great-nephew; and three great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene.

A memorial service at Hanston Mennonite Church will be delayed until late January to allow family members to return from Cambodia.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Juanita L. Minton
HARPER - Juanita L. Minton, 81, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Harper District Hospital.

She was born Sept. 3, 1918, at Gotebo, Okla., the daughter of Hugh T. and Eva L. Hughes Cox. A Harper resident since 1957, moving from Gotebo, she was a homemaker.

On Feb. 3, 1948, she married Dale J. Minton at Paris, Texas. He died Sept. 21, 1993.

Survivors include: a daughter, Joyce Minton, Altoona; a brother, Luther Cox, Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Gertrude Morgan, Gotebo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Odessa Cemetery, Gotebo, Okla, with the Rev. Kris Ramber and Edsel "Sam" Barton presiding.

Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of Elliott Funeral Home, Harper.

Jackie Brewer
DORRANCE - Jackie Brewer, 71, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Russell Regional Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Foster Mortuary, Wilson.

Thelma J. Doerr
BISON - Thelma J. Doerr, 86, died Nov. 11, 1999, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born May 27, 1913, in rural Rush County, the daughter of Stanley and Jessie V. Wilson Williams. A lifetime Rush County resident, she was a nurse's aide at Hadley Hospital, Hays, for 30 years.

She belonged to the Baptist Church.

On Sept. 28, 1935, she married William H. Doerr at Alexander. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Billy Joe, Palmdale, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Allen; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial service and inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in La Crosse City Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

George Elston Huffman
TACOMA, Wash. - George Elston Huffman, 88, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Tacoma, Wash.

An Everett, Wash., area resident for 43 years, moving to Tacoma in 1997, he raised pigeons.

Survivors include: his wife, Flora Huffman, Tacoma; a son, George E., Tacoma; a daughter, Ann L. Thorsen, Everett; three brothers, Verling and Douglas, both of Hutchinson, and Robert, Wichita; a sister, Maxine Ringer, Hutchinson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Nov. 2, 1999, in Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma.

Gaffney Cassedy Allen and Buckley King Funeral Home, Tacoma, was in charge of arrangements.

Ricky Dean `Coach' Blasi
LIBERAL - Ricky Dean "Coach" Blasi, 47, died Nov. 3, 1999, in Hemet, Calif.

He was born Nov. 9, 1951, at Liberal, the son of John Kenneth and Gladys Lambert Blasi. They survive.

Other survivors include: a brother, Gary, Los Angeles; an aunt and uncle, Liberal; and numerous other relatives.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Liberal Cemetery, with the Rev. LeRoy Pond presiding. Friends may meet with family at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal, to go to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Bethphage, in care of David Jasper, 441 N. Industrial, Liberal, KS 67901.


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