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Clara B. Farney

ABBYVILLE - Clara B. Farney, 88, died Jan. 30, 1998, at her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

She was born March 9, 1909, at Stafford, the daughter of Arthur E. and Flossie G. Titus Vansickle. She was a 1929 graduate of Abbyville High School. A Calgary resident since 1947, formerly of Abbyville, she was a homemaker.

She attended Fairview United Methodist Church, rural Hutchinson.

On May 31, 1931, she married Harold Farney at Hutchinson. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Don, Calgary; six sisters, Ruby "Bobbi," Lorraine, Angie, Mabel, June and Mary; two grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cleo, Harry "Bud" and Virgie.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Ed Furman presiding. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the mortuary.

Mary Catherine Appelhans

GARDEN CITY - Mary Catherine Appelhans, 74, died Feb. 6, 1998, at St. Catherine Hospital.

She was born Feb. 7, 1923, at Holcomb, the daughter of George and Anna Maria Etzel Jacob. She attended Holcomb schools. A Garden City resident since 1964, formerly of Texas, Steger, Ill., and Denver, she was a bookkeeper at a Steger bank, dipped chocolates for Russell Stovers, Denver, and was the laundry supervisor at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, for 13 years.

She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, the Belles of St. Catherine Hospital, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Finney County Senior Center and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, all at Garden City, and after retirement she was a volunteer at the St. Catherine Hospital surgery waiting room and information desk, where she donated more than 5,000 hours.

On April 9, 1944, she married Willard Miller at San Antonio. He died July 20, 1963.

Survivors include: two sons, Ronald Eugene Miller, Texas City, Texas, and Donald Joseph Dalessandro, Los Alamitos, Calif.; a daughter, Donna Marie Dalessandro, Steger; two brothers, George and Albert Jacob, both of Denver; two sisters, Esther Bayer, Garden City, and Barbara Snodgrass, Mount Hope; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Vigil service, followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary, will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father James E. Baker presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's School Endowment or to the St. Catherine Hospital Volunteer Program, both in care of the funeral home.

Melva Mae Towns

LARNED - Melva Mae Towns, 72, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born May 12, 1925, at Larned, the daughter of George W. and Alpha Holt Towns. She attended Larned schools. A longtime Wichita resident, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include: a daughter, Leslie Robinson, Denton, Texas; two brothers, George A. Towns, Larned, and Edward H. Towns, Leavenworth; and two sisters, Opal Towns, Norfolk, Va., and Vera Towns, Chicago.

Cremation took place.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Escue Chapel, CME Church, Larned, with the Rev. Johnny W. Augmon presiding. Friends may call to sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

Anita F. Nolde

Anita F. Nolde, 73, of 1021 East 22nd, died Feb. 6, 1998, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Feb. 29, 1924, at Kinsley, the daughter of Harry and Flora Boness Manke. She was a graduate of Kinsley High School. A Hutchinson resident since 1979, moving from Grand Junction, Colo., she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hutchinson.

On April 27, 1944, she married Jack E. Nolde at Mystic, Conn. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Dan Nolde, Hutchinson; a sister, Miriam Lowry, Salida, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson & Sons Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Thomas B. Mendenhall presiding. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Homer Fredrick Davault

PRATT - Homer Fredrick Davault, 86, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 28, 1911, at Pratt, the son of Fredrick A. and Alma Sue Dyerly Davault. He graduated from Pratt High School in 1931, Emporia College in 1935, the Wisconsin School of Banking in 1956, and received an Honorary Associate of Science degree from Pratt Community College in 1982. A lifetime Pratt resident, he was a semi-retired banker. He was a director, senior vice president and trust officer of First National Bank, Pratt, and a director of First National Bank, Cunningham.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, was a charter member of the Pratt Community College Endowment Association, a charter member and chairman of the Pratt Regional Medical Center Gifts and Bequests Committee, was on the Pratt Board of Education in the 1950s and served as treasurer of Pratt USD 382 from 1963 to 1993, all at Pratt.

On Nov. 14, 1936, he married Roberta Grace Smith at Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert H. "Bob," Pratt; a daughter, Nancy C. Davault, Hutchinson; three sisters, Helen M. Lynch, Minneola, Margarete M. Funk, Sunland, Calif., and Dorothy L. Carmichael, Pratt; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Pratt, with the Rev. Kendal Utt presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, all at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to Pratt Regional Medical Center Gifts and Bequests or to the Pratt Community College Endowment Association, both in care of the mortuary.

Ada Belle Eveleigh

LAKIN - Ada Belle Eveleigh, 89, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Kearny County Hospital.

She was born Oct. 4, 1908, at Dearing, the daughter of Carl Clarence and Mary Etta Cole Carter. A Lakin resident since 1964, formerly of Menno, she was a farm wife, a school cook and a cook at Sabo Manor.

She belonged to United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Menno Community Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Civic and Study Club, the Blossom Club, the Menno Economics Club and was a volunteer at the Budget Shop. She was active in church work and was in charge of funeral dinners for many years.

On Oct. 12, 1926, she married John Lloyd Eveleigh at Independence. He died Jan. 4, 1964.

Survivors include: two sons, Clyde, Ulysses, and Leon, Ellis; a daughter, Shirley Young, Garden City; a sister, Dora Eveleigh, Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Clarence Eveleigh; two brothers, Jack and Clyde Clark; and a sister, Bessie Krebs.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Lakin, with Pastor William Salmon presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Kearny County Home Health in care of the funeral home.

Alice L. Chance

LIBERAL - Alice L. Chance, 82, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Southwest Medical Center.

She was born May 27, 1915, at Salem, Ark., the daughter of Charles W. and Laura E. Street McAhern. A longtime Liberal resident, she attended Seward County schools. She was a cook for many years, employed at the Holiday Inn, the Chuckwagon, the Liberal Country Club and the Elks Club. In 1978 she retired from working at the Johnson Rexall Drug Store.

She belonged to First Baptist Church, Liberal.

She married Edison W. Chance. He died Jan. 9, 1974.

Survivors include: a son, Marvin Chance Sr., Liberal; two daughters, Cleo Webb, Hugoton, and Sheila Avers, Liberal; two brothers, Frank "Tex" McAhern, Liberal, and James McAhern, Panama Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Elda Dove, Amarillo, Texas, and Mae Smith, Inverness, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, a son and a great-grandson.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Mortuary Chapel, Liberal, with the Rev. David Parker presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery.

Debbora Lynn Seiler Heimerman

ST. MARK'S - Debbora Lynn Seiler Heimerman, 35, died Feb. 7, 1998, at Wichita.

She was born April 8, 1962, at Wichita, the daughter of Sylvester F. and Mary Joan Bugner Seiler. A lifetime St. Mark's resident, she was a cook for Syl's Catering.

She belonged to St. Mark's Catholic Church, the Altar Society and St. Mark's H.S.O.

On Sept. 15, 1984, she married Fred Heimerman at St. Mark's. He survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Tiffany Heimerman, St. Mark's; parents, Colwich; four brothers, Kevin Seiler, Wichita, Steve Seiler, Cheney, Mark Seiler, Colwich, and Mike Seiler, Maize; and four sisters, Joan Lane and Diane Patry, both of Colwich, Jacqueline Stuhlsatz, Goddard, and Jean Ann Mies, Wichita.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Fathers Ivan and Reinhard Eck presiding. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Colwich. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Mark's Church Building Fund in care of Prairie State Bank, Andale, KS 67001.

Martha Ellen Reed

MEDICINE LODGE - Martha Ellen Reed, 97, died Feb. 6, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 9, 1900, at Lambert, Okla., the daughter of Richard and Ellen Berry Tidwell. A Medicine Lodge resident since 1984, moving from Alva, Okla., she was a homemaker.

On June 3, 1920, she married Dennis D. Reed at Alva. He died Sept. 29, 1986.

Survivors include: four sons, Dewey E., Kiowa, Floyd D., Coldwater, Richard A., Claremore, Okla., and Sonny, Pierre, S.D.; two daughters, Wanda Melkus, Medicine Lodge, and Margie King, Caldwell, Idaho; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vona Percival; six brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, with Pastor Jeff Ropp presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Dr. Louise A. Neal

CALDWELL - Dr. Louise A. Neal, 91, of Estes Park, Colo., died Feb. 6, 1998, at Topeka.

She was born Nov. 5, 1906, at Caldwell, the daughter of George A. Sr. and Alphronia Buckeridge Neal. She had been a professor of elementary science at the University of Northern Colorado and specialized in childhood education.

Survivors include: a brother, Lester R. Neal, Arkansas City; three sisters, Florence C. Zogleman, Norwich, Jessie H. Whitaker, Topeka, and Ruby R. Gandrud, Glenwood, Minn.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, with the Rev. Jan Brooks presiding. Burial will be in Corzine Cemetery, Corbin, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the church in care of Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.

Karissa Lynette Roths

BENTON - Karissa Lynette Roths, 27, died Feb. 6, 1998, at her home.

She was born July 17, 1970, at El Dorado, the daughter of Ernest E. Jr. and Elizabeth A. Eaton Vosler. A lifetime Butler County resident, she was a graduate of Circle High School. She was a paraprofessional at Towanda Grade School, working in the learning disabilities lab.

She belonged to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Andover.

On Oct. 28, 1989, she married Paul J. Roths at Towanda. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Christopher Joseph Roths, of the home; parents, Towanda; and two sisters, Angela R. Moore, Towanda, and Jennifer D. Vosler, Manhattan.

Rosary will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Andover. Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the church, with Father Michael Baldwin presiding. Burial will be in Benton Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent for the Wishing Well at Towanda Grade School and may be left at Towanda State Bank or at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Ada D. Durner

BERN - Ada D. Durner, 93, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Sabetha Manor Nursing Home, Sabetha.

She was born in Rushville, Neb. She was a retired teacher and beautician.

Survivors include: a sister, Helen Baumgartner, Conroe, Texas; seven grandchildren, including Judd Durner, Burrton; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Bern. Burial will be in Bern Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Wherry Brothers Inc., Pawnee City, NE 68420.

Lillie Belle Lobban
Lillie Belle Lobban, 92, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Golden Plains Health Care Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Jan. 13, 1907, at Galva, the daughter of Ted and Marie Crouse. She was a graduate of Salt City Business College, Hutchinson. A Hutchinson resident for 10 years, living in Newton for five years and in New Mexico for 12 years, she was an underwriter for Farmers Alliance Insurance, McPherson, for 15 years, and an Avon representative for 10 years.

She was a former member of First Church of God, Clovis, N.M.

She married Leslie Lobban at Seattle. He died Feb. 2, 1971.

Survivors include: two sons, Douglas, Hutchinson, and Don Walin, Newton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Galva Empire Cemetery, with Pastor Quintin Moore presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Omar Acosta
DODGE CITY - Omar Acosta, 10-day-old son of Arturo and Geronima Torres Acosta, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Feb. 9, 1999, at Dodge City.

Survivors include: his parents, Dodge City; a brother, Arturo Jr., of the home; paternal grandmother, Teresa Carrillo, Dodge City; maternal grandparents, Clemente and Elvira Torres, Mexico; and several uncles and aunts.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, with Father Ted A. Skalsky presiding. There will be no public visitation.

The family suggests memorials to the Omar Acosta Memorial Fund in care of Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Haysler Allen Branine
SYRACUSE - Haysler Allen Branine, 92, died Feb. 18, 1999, at University Park Care Center, Pueblo, Colo.

He was born Oct. 10, 1906, at Cheney, the son of Frank and Letha Allen Branine. A Pueblo resident since 1985, he was a farmer and lived in Hamilton County for 75 years, having moved to Coolidge from Cheney in a covered wagon in 1910.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Holly, Colo.

On Nov. 1, 1933, he married Thelma Elizabeth Polson at Coolidge. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Wayne, Lakin, Allen, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Terry, Pueblo; three daughters, Linda Wilson, Castle Rock, Colo., Sue Eddy, Pueblo, and Nikki Cooper, Scott City; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. MST Monday at First United Methodist Church, Syracuse, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home, Syracuse.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Bonnie Cooper
ANTHONY - Bonnie Cooper, 72, died Feb. 20, 1999, at her home.

She was born Nov. 27, 1926, at Eureka, the daughter of Amos and Beth Giffin Davis. A longtime Anthony resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 187, both at Anthony.

On Aug. 23, 1946, she married William C. Cooper at El Dorado. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Flint, Anthony; a daughter, F. Christine "Chris" Graber, Kingman; a brother, David Davis, Fountain, Colo.; three sisters, Martha Betsher and Shirley Beaman, both of Eureka, and Freda Stuber, Wichita; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home, Anthony. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Singer Cemetery, Bluff City.

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

Veronica Lynn Denton Pasqualichio
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Veronica Lynn Denton Pasqualichio, 29, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Hinesville, Ga.

She was born Dec. 30, 1969, at Fayetteville, N.C., the daughter of Jerry and Suzanne Cummings Denton. She was a five-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Operation Desert Storm.

She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

On July 3, 1992, she married Anthony Pasqualichio at Fort Riley. He survives.

Other survivors include: her parents, Cheney; two daughters, Ashley and Danielle Lynn, both of the home; two brothers, Edward and John Denton, both of Cheney; a sister, Jenny Denton, Cheney; paternal grandparents, Robert and Elvadean Denton, May, Texas; and maternal grandfather, Wilson Cummings, Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Travis Denton.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cheney Funeral Home, Cheney, with Bishop James Stewart presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Cheney.

Memorials may be sent to Make-a-Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 3116, Wichita, KS 67201.

Ada Mae Coss
PRATT - Ada Mae Coss, 69, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 16, 1929, at Iuka, the daughter of Paul T. and Alma L. DeRome McHenry. A longtime Pratt resident, she was a retired waitress at The Chuck Wagon and The Kitchen Cafe, both at Pratt.

On Jan. 18, 1949, she married Thomas H. Coss at Pawhuska, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Terry, Pratt; two daughters, Lecrecia Coss, Lincolnville, and Judy Sinclair, Pratt; two sisters, Pauline Sines and Ruby Hindman, both of Pratt; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Melvin and Larry; and three brothers, Dallas, Kenneth and Clifford.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Harold Wilcox presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday, all at the mortuary. Burial will be in Iuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Pratt Regional Medical Center Gifts & Bequests in care of the mortuary.

Lenn E. `Pappy' Ruddick
LAKE CITY - Lenn E. "Pappy" Ruddick, 78, died Feb. 18, 1999, at his home.

He was born Oct. 13, 1920, at Seneca, Mo., the son of Lenn E. and Clara A. Shadwick Ruddick. A Lake City resident since 1982, moving from Lake George, Colo., he was a retired engineer for Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo.

He attended United Methodist Church, Lake City, and was a member of D.A.V., Wichita.

On Dec. 15, 1967, he married Loretta Faye Anders at Las Vegas. She survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Richard Ruddick, Coffeyville, Gerry Ruddick, United States Air Force, Daniel Graham, Lake City, David Graham, Cripple Creek, Colo., and Thomas Graham, Brighton, Colo.; four daughters, Eileen Ruddick, California, RoAnn Francis, Wichita, Janet Herb, Colorado, and Sandra Britton, South Carolina; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Ronald, Johnathan and Jarold; and a brother, Eugene.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Lake City. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Larrionson-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Janelda `Jan' Pitts
Janelda "Jan" Pitts, 61, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 20, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1937, at Dodge City, the daughter of Victor A. and Lucile Nelson Smyres. She was a 1955 graduate of Hutchinson High School. A Hutchinson resident since 1941, moving from Dodge City, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Christian Church, Hutchinson.

On June 14, 1970, she married Charles H. Pitts at Hutchinson. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Donald A. Lenz and Gary W. Lenz, both of Hutchinson; a daughter, Sharon K. Fellers, Hutchinson; a stepson, Rick H. Pitts, Nickerson; two stepdaughters, Wynona Gehring, Hutchinson, and Rhonda J. Pitts, Springfield, Mo.; mother, Hutchinson; a brother, Dale A. Smyres, Hutchinson; 11 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rozella Coleman.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Hutchinson, with Pastor Wayne Pittman presiding. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association of Kansas in care of the mortuary.

Leroy `Butch' Downtain
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Leroy "Butch" Downtain, 54, died Feb. 18, 1999, at his home.

He was born Jan. 7, 1945, at Garden City, the son of Charles G. and Francis Burns Downtain.

Survivors include: two daughters, Diana Johnson and Genie Hitchcock, both of Albuquerque; three brothers, Lawrence Downtain, Dale Ashcraft and Dean Ashcraft, all of Cimarron; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Albuquerque Baptist Church. Cremation has taken place. Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.

Vera A. McGuire
SEDGWICK - Vera A. McGuire, 93, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Sedgwick Health Care Center, Sedgwick.

She was born April 7, 1905, at Maize, the daughter of Enoch and Hettie Anderson Woolman. She was the owner and operator of McGuire Grocery at Wichita.

She belonged to Sedgwick Methodist Church, Sedgwick, and the Order of Eastern Star, Wichita.

In 1924, she married Don Day Johnson. He died in 1924. In 1929, she married Harry McGuire. He died in 1958.

Survivors include: a son, John G., San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Donna Arrowsmith, Sedgwick; a brother, Milton "Pat" Woolman, Phoenix; a sister, Opal Schmidt, Wichita; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, with the Rev. James Mardock presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maize Park Cemetery, Maize.

Memorials may be sent to Bentley United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Mildred Minnis
STAFFORD - Mildred Minnis, 92, died Feb. 20, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 11, 1907, at Stafford, the daughter of David O. and Carrie F. Wright. A lifetime Stafford resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Pink Ladies Auxiliary for Stafford District Hospital, all at Stafford.

On Sept, 21, 1926, she married Alva H. Minnis at Stafford. He died Feb. 14, 1996.

Survivors include: a son, Douglas, St. Joseph, Mo.; two daughters, Donna Lacock, Tulare, Calif., and Janet Jimison, Arkansas City; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel, Stafford, with the Rev. Karen Ault presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church or to the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Stafford District Hospital, both in care of the funeral chapel.

Wilma L. Spain
Wilma L. Spain, 83, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 19, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Sept. 9, 1915, at Cunningham, the daughter of William L. and Pearl Bundy Nossaman. A Hutchinson resident since 1989, moving from Kingman, she was a homemaker and operated Spain Electric, Kingman, with her husband.

She belonged to Crestview Bible Church, Hutchinson, was a former member of First Baptist Church, Kingman, and belonged to Young at Hearts, Hutchinson.

On Nov. 12, 1933, she married Elmer L. Spain at Pratt. He died Jan. 15, 1991.

Survivors include: three daughters, Evelyn Stucky, Sandra K. Polley and Carol Giles, all of Hutchinson; three brothers, Dean, Cherokee, Okla., Dale, Pratt, and LaVern, Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Crestview Bible Church, Hutchinson, with Pastors Wayne Johnson and Ed Dougherty presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman.

Memorials may be sent to Young at Hearts in care of Crestview Bible Church or to Gideons International in care of the mortuary.

Morris R. Engelland
LYONS - Morris R. Engelland, 88, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Lyons District Hospital.

He was born Oct. 2, 1910, at Sterling, the son of George Albert and Agnes James Engelland. A lifetime Rice County resident, he was a farmer.

He belonged to Midland United Church of Christ, Sterling, was a former member of the Lyons Farmers Co-op Board and the Wilson Township Board, and belonged to the Rice County Historical Society.

On Feb. 4, 1938, he married Geneva Schafer at Glendale, Calif. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jack, Lyons, and Fred, Villa Hills, Ky.; a daughter, Judy Edds, Dallas; two brothers, William, Venice, Fla., and Wilbur, Terre Haute, Ind.; a sister, Kathryn Bozeman, Topeka; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, with the Rev. William Best presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Midland United Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

Esther A. Norberg
LINDSBORG - Esther A. Norberg, 88, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.

She was born Dec. 10, 1910, at Lindsborg, the daughter of Rester and Niame Hillgren Norberg. A lifetime Lindsborg resident, she was a former teller at the Farmers State Bank, Lindsborg, retiring after 32 years.

She belonged to Bethany Lutheran Church, WELCA of the church, and was a former member of the Laff-A-Lot Club, all at Lindsborg.

Survivors include: two nephews, Lloyd Norberg, Lindsborg, and Lester Norberg, Holton; a niece, Mildred Michos, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and a cousin, Eddra Palmquist, Lindsborg.

She was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, with the Rev. Don Hawk presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, with the family present to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, both at Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to Bethany Home, both in care of the funeral home.

Leo `Pete' Campbell
CHASE - Leo "Pete" Campbell, 82, a longtime Chase resident, died Feb. 20, 1999, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.

Harry M. O'Kane
LIBERAL - Harry M. O'Kane, 79, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Heritage Village, Rose Hill.

He was born Dec. 7, 1919, at Topeka, the son of Harry F. and Pauline Urban O'Kane. He was a retired salesman from Liberal Iron and Metal.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all at Liberal. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On Dec. 28, 1939, he married Eileen Dunn at Englewood, Colo. She died Sept. 10, 1995, at Liberal.

Survivors include: two sons, Donald and Michael, both of Liberal; a daughter, Patricia Seyler, Winfield; two sisters, Helen Adams, Oakridge, Tenn., and Judy Grogan, Holly, Colo.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal, with Burl Abraham presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery.

Anna Marie Buller Schmidt
GOESSEL - Anna Marie Buller Schmidt, 103, died Feb. 18, 1999, at the Bethesda Home, Goessel.

She was born March 15, 1895, at Goessel, the daughter of Peter and Maria Klassen Buller. She was a graduate of Goessel High School. A Newton resident for many years, returning to Goessel in 1993, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Mennonite Church, Newton.

On May 13, 1919, she married Jacob K. Schmidt at Goessel. He died Jan. 12, 1984.

Survivors include: three daughters, Neva Falk, Hillsdale, N.J., Lola Switzer, Santa Monica, Calif., and Wanda Lensegrav, Park Rapids, Minn.; a sister, Emma Buller, Goessel; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Newta Dobbs; three brothers; and two sisters.

No funeral services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of Miller Funeral Home, Goessel.

Forest O. Snow
SCOTT CITY - Forest O. Snow, 84, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Scott County Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1914, at Las Animas, Colo., the son of Fred O. and Nell Moore Snow. A Scott City resident since 1950, moving from Odessa, Mo., he was a retired truck driver.

On April 11, 1936, he married Margaret Elizabeth Ambler at Lamar, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry O. and Kenneth R., both of Scott City; two sisters, Adelia Slack, Holden, Mo., and Lucy Mae Davis, Lamar, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Scott City, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, all at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Forest O. Snow Memorial Fund or to Scott County Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.

Calvin E. `Bus' Ellis
Calvin E. "Bus" Ellis, 75, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Sept. 6, 1923, at Ashland, Ky., the son of William Franklin Ellis and Mary Bester Ellis. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he was a retired painting contractor.

He belonged to First Baptist Church and American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He married Ardith D. Hungerford on Oct. 27, 1946, at Hutchinson. She died Aug. 11, 1971. On July 1, 1972, he married Anna Lou Rhodes at Hutchinson.

Survivors include: Anna Lou Ellis, wife, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Lynn and Janet Lynn Ellis, Hutchinson; a grandson, Corey Lynn Ellis; and a sister, Helen Trueworthy, Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis, Richard and William; and a sister, Selma Sall.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Jim Autrey presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church in care of the mortuary.

Patricia Ferry Astle
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Patricia Ferry Astle, 52, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born Oct. 8, 1946, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Joseph and Gladys Ferry, both of Hutchinson. She attended public school in Hutchinson and was a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Washburn University, Topeka. A five-year resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Emporia, she was a bank director of First Community Bank of Emporia-Madison.

She was active in various school activities and in the C.Y.O. and was a Hutchinson News paper carrier for many years.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert J. Astle, Las Vegas, Nev., and James E. Astle, Emporia; a daughter, Susan Camille Astle, Albuquerque; two brothers, John C. Ferry, Roeland Park, and Joseph J. Ferry, Boerne, Texas; a sister, Eddy Joan Sundbye, Boise, Idaho; an aunt, Margaret Ferry, Bangor, Maine; and she was soon to be a grandmother.

Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson Funeral Home, Emporia. There will be no visitation. (She had donated her body to the KU Med Center.)

Donations can be made in her name to the Mental Health Center of Eastern Central Kansas, 1000 Lincoln St., Emporia, KS 66801.

Harold R. Winter
SCOTT CITY - Harold R. Winter, 78, died Feb. 18, 1999, at Western Prairie Care Home, Ulysses.

He was born Feb. 7, 1921, at Scott City, the son of Harmon D. and Catherine Arnold Winter. A lifetime Scott City resident, he was a retired postman.

He belonged to First Christian Church and the American Legion, was past Scout Master of Troop No. 149, was a past mason and a past church elder, all at Scott City. He was a World War II aviation cadet.

On April 18, 1943, he married Neoma Mae Thomas at Dighton. She survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Lynette Milles, Wildwood, Mo.; two sons, Laren Winter, Ruidoso, N.M., and Roger Winter, Scott City; two brothers, Homer Winter, Sacramento, Calif., and Raymond Winter, Garden City; a sister, Dorothy Brattin, Amarillo, Texas; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Karaleen Sweeney and Virginia Winter.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Scott City, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery.

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

Geneva M. Adams
STERLING - Geneva M. Adams, 73, a lifetime Rice County resident, died Feb. 20, 1999, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sillin Funeral Home, Sterling.

Esther Whitlock
KANSAS CITY - Esther Whitlock, 83, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Grace Living Center Nursing Home, Stillwater, Okla.

She was born June 16, 1915, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Gus and Barbara Falke. A Kansas City resident from 1957 to 1979, moving to Perry, she was an assembly worker in the aircraft industry and was a homemaker.

On June 12, 1938, she married Raymond W. Whitlock at Wichita. He died Feb. 29, 1992.

Survivors include: two sons, Ronald and Gary, Silver Lake; a daughter, Barbara Motes, Stillwater, Okla.; three brothers, Albert Falke, Hutchinson, Gerald Falke, Oklahoma, and Nick Falke, Texas; two sisters, Mary Beth Looney, Wellston, Okla., and Rosie Naab, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Minnis Chapel, Stafford, with the Rev. Kasey Crosby presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral chapel.

Dorothy Workman Bolton
GREAT BEND - Dorothy Workman Bolton, 87, formerly of Russell, died Feb. 19, 1999, at Sacramento, Calif.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend.

Robert D. `Bob' Hammer
SUBLETTE - Robert D. "Bob" Hammer, 71, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Satanta District Hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1927, at Ellinwood, the son of Edward Sr. and Emma Matzek Hammer. He graduated from Sterling High School and attended Sterling College. A Haskell County resident since 1956, he moved to Sublette in July.

He belonged to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and was a board member of the Cimarron Valley Golf Association, both at Satanta. He was a Co-op board member for 18 years, a former SCS board member and FSA board member, all at Sublette. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Jan. 29, 1950, he married Betty Hapes at Cheyenne Wells, Colo. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Chris, Sublette; two daughters, LaVonne Hale, Satanta, and Kim Hitchings, Texhoma, Okla.; a brother, Ed Hammer, Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Norma Bain, Dumas, Texas, Carole Lowe, Cheyenne Wells, and Teresa Larkins, Chico, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Satanta, with the Rev. Emil Dinkel presiding. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Revs. Emil Dinkel and Andrew Shimko presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery with military honors performed by the Sublette American Legion Post.

Memorials may be sent to the Cimarron Golf Association or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.
L. Gayle Winter
MEDICINE LODGE - L. Gayle Winter, 85, died Oct. 30, 1999, at her home in Medicine Lodge.

She was born Feb. 26, 1914, at Nashville, the daughter of Clarence Oliver and Edith Tibbitts Louthan. A Medicine Lodge resident for 35 years, moving from Sharon, she was a homemaker. She had been a cook at Medicine Lodge High School, the Truck Stop Restaurant and Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Medicine Lodge.

On Feb. 4, 1934, she married Henry John Winter, at Anthony. He died July 1, 1999.

Survivors include: two sons, Allen L., Mulvane, and Ronald W., Medicine Lodge; two daughters, Virginia L. Lentz, Wichita, and Vickie J. Scarbrough, Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Sleeper, Isabel, Laurene Dicke, Manhattan, and Geneva Mattal, Nashville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Jack, Dean and Donald Louthan; and a sister, Lauretta Woodard.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Paul Beyer presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice or the church, both in care of the funeral home.
Hazel Loughridge
LITTLE RIVER - Hazel Loughridge, 82, died Oct. 30, 1999, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River.

She was born May 16, 1917, at Bloomfield, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Izola Long Rupe. A Little River resident since 1994, moving from Salinas, Calif., she was a homemaker.

On Dec. 10, 1960, she married Raymond L. Loughridge at Reno, Nevada. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Steven and Mark, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Jeannie Medieros, Long Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons. The casket will remain closed.
Dr. Laura M. Franklin
SEDGWICK - Dr. Laura M. Franklin, 86, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Sedgwick Healthcare Center.

She was born July 15, 1913, at Smith Center, the daughter of Lester and Lorena Belle Strayer Franklin. She earned her master's degree and her Ph.D from Northwestern University, Chicago. She taught school in Gridley and taught English at Wayne State Teachers College, Wayne, Neb., for 31 years, retiring in 1978.

She belonged to St. John's Episcopal Church, Wichita, Trinity Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Neb., and St. Anselm Episcopal Church., Wayne, Neb. She was a Canterbury Club sponsor. She served in the U.S. Navy Waves during World War II. She was a member of the Women's Navy Reserve and was active in various college organizations.

Survivors include: a sister, Mary Fogle, Wichita.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Avon William, Benjamin Lester, and Donald Henry; and a sister, Emma Elizabeth Franklin.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Newton, with the Rev. James Barnett presiding. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, rural Burns.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.
Judith Elizabeth Ward
PRATT - Judith Elizabeth Ward, 64, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 14, 1935, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Frank K. and Virginia M. Campbell Brower. She was a graduate of Wichita University. A Pratt resident since 1955, moving from St. John, she was a bookkeeper for Mid-Co Implement.

She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society, both at Pratt.

On Feb. 6, 1955, she married Thomas Dwayne Ward, at Roswell, N.M. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Stephen, New Lenox, Ill.; three daughters, Margaret Ann Edwards and Mary Sullivan, both of Pratt, and Susan Kowal, Wichita; a brother, Kay Brower, Socorro, N.M.; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, with the Rev. Jim Dieker presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, both at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the Sacred Heart Endowment Fund, both in care of the mortuary.
Mary Lou Ryser
SATANTA - Mary Lou Ryser, 79, died Oct. 30, 1999, at Satanta Long Term Care.

She was born July 14, 1920, at Agenda, the daughter of Ernest and Grace Alstedt Johnson. A Cheyenne Wells, Colo. Resident since 1938, moving to Sublette in 1982, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to United Methodist Church, Satanta.

On March 16, 1938, she married Russell Roy Ryser at Salina. He died July 28, 1988.

Survivors include: two sons, Russell Randall, McCook, Neb., and Kevin Kelly, Mora, N.M.; three daughters, Patricia Lea Feezor, Ulysses, Vicki Sue Kirby, Mora, and Carmen Marie Medina, Sublette; a brother, Herb Johnson, Concordia; two sisters, Daphne Trimble, Salina, and Norma Smith Belleville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Lynn Gerstner; and a brother, Claude Johnson.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Satanta, with the Rev. Larry Myers presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette.

Memorials may be sent to Satanta Long Term Care, in care of the funeral home, or may be left at the Shopping Stop True Value, Satanta.
Gladys Emma Kinser
LIBERAL - Gladys Emma Kinser, 101, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Ponca City Nursing Home, Ponca City, Okla.

She was born, Dec. 27, 1897, at LaPlata, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Fannie Bowen. A Ponca City resident since 1981, formerly of Liberal, she worked at J.C. Penney Co., Liberal, and was a volunteer at the Ponca City Nursing Home.

She belonged to Christian Church, Sublette.

On Nov. 18, 1917, she married Silas Wilgus at La Plata. He died Nov. 21, 1950. In 1952, she married Guy Lower at Sublette. He died six weeks later. In 1955, she married Walter Kinser at Center, Colo. He died Nov. 12, 1981.

Survivors include a son, Lois Ray Wilgus, Guymon, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Marjorie Manning, Rye, Colo., and Velda Harmon, Center, Colo. five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Vernon and Frank Wilgus; two stepsons, Kenneth and Cecil Kinser; a brother; and four sisters.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Liberal Cemetery with the Rev. David Woods presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal.

Memorials may be sent to Central Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.
Larry R. Sommerville
ALBUQUERQUE - Larry R. Sommerville, 58, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque.

He was born Nov. 8, 1940, at Wichita, the son of Lawrence Preston and Ruth Fick Ayers Sommerville. He graduated from Newton High School in 1959. A former Newton resident, he was an engineer for Santa Fe Railroad and a road foreman for Amtrack.

He belonged to the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine.

He married Nedra Mitchell. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Larry, California, and Jerry, Overland Park; three stepsons, Ronald and Jason McIntyre, both of Wichita, and Craig McIntyre, Albuquerque, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. Alden Dick presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Arnold C. Hauck
MARQUETTE - Arnold C. Hauck, 84, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Riverview Estates, Marquette.

He was born Oct. 18, 1915, at Inman, the son of William W. and Pauline Hildinger Hauck. He was a graduate of Marquette High School. A lifetime Marquette area resident, he was a farmer, was the former owner of Marquette Recreation and worked at Collingwood Grain, Marquette.

He belonged to United Methodist Church, Marquette.

On Dec. 2, 1941, he married Irma Eash at Newton. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Max, Marquette.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, at United Methodist Church, Marquette, with Pastors Larry Cross and Larry Brock presiding. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Olson's Funeral Home, Marquette. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice of charities, in care of the funeral home.
Leroy Beryl Frydendall
SMITH CENTER - Leroy Beryl Frydendall, 70, died Oct. 27, 1999, at Smith Center.

He was born Oct. 23, 1929 at Portis, the son of Milo Elgin and Bessie Bernetha Goheen Frydendall. He was a 1948 graduate of Portis High School. A longtime Smith Center resident, he was the water superintendent and was retired as a volunteer fireman at Smith Center after serving for 35 years.

He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1141, Smith Center. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning two Bronze Stars.

On April 18, 1953, he married Patricia Ann Creamer at Portis. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Doug, Chanute, and David, Smith Center; two daughters, Cathi Holt and Kelly Allen, both Lebanon; mother, Osborne; three brothers, Charles, Ellinwood, Merrill, Mankato, Minn., and Larry, Belleville; two sisters, Sue Ann Geiger, Salina, and Gaylene Wiehl, Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Smith Center, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center.

Memorials may be sent for the Breanna Allen Medical Fund, in care of Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center.
Willis Chester Schenk
COLDWATER - Willis Chester Schenk, 78, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater.

He was born Feb. 1, 1921, at Wilmore, the son of August and Mabel Schultz Schenk. He attended Coldwater High School. A lifetime Comanche County resident, he was a retired farmer and Kansas State Highway employee.

On Nov. 15, 1945, he married Isabell Darrow at Coldwater. She died May 18, 1974.

Survivors include: a brother, Clarence, Concordia; and a sister, Anna Marie Hecht, Coldwater.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, with the Rev. Kent Little presiding. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 3 to 8 p.m., both Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.

Memorials may be sent to Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home, or the United Methodist Church, Coldwater, both in care of the funeral home.
Ethel Iva Hoddy
LIBERAL - Ethel Iva Hoddy, 84, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Meade District Hospital.

She was born Jan. 1, 1915, at Natoma, the daughter of Roy Allen and Myrtle Iva Harvey Lamon. A Liberal resident since 1928, moving from Emporia, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to First Church of God, Liberal.

On Nov. 18, 1945, she married William A. Hoddy at Liberal. He died Dec. 27, 1981.

Survivors include: a son, David, Meade; a daughter, Linda Tracy, Schenectady, N.Y.; a brother, Roy H. Lamon, Liberal; two sisters, Dixie Dunsworth, Laverne, Okla., and Verda Woodrum, Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 11 a. m. Monday at First Church of God, Liberal, with the Revs. David Andrews and David Parker presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Clara M. Stejskal
GREAT BEND - Clara M. Stejskal, 88, died Oct. 30, 1999, at Hoisington Rehabilitation Center, Hoisington.

She was born Sept. 24, 1911, at Olmitz, the daughter of Frank and Wilminia Schwartz Zimmer. A Great Bend resident since 1989, moving from Timken, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Altar Society, both at Timken.

Survivors include: a son, Daniel C., La Crosse; a daughter, Evangeline Anderson, Great Bend; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken, with Father Ultan Murphy presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Timken.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.
Wilbert Dan Regier
WICHITA - Wilbert Dan Regier, 80, died Oct. 29, 1999, at his home in Wichita.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.


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