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M. Leon Vogel
WRIGHT - M. Leon Vogel, 73, died Feb. 3, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Feb. 24, 1924, at Wright, the son of Martin and Adela Weber Vogel. A lifetime Ford County resident, he was a farmer and carpenter.

He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church at Wright; was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1714, Dodge City; belonged to Disabled American Veterans, Garden City; Wright Senior Citizens; and served on the Ford County Extension and 4-H boards. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and a Distinguished Service Award.

On Aug. 28, 1951, he married Agnes "Pat" Temaat at Windthorst. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Gerald, Cimarron, Wayne, Hollister, Mo., Dale, Ponca City, Okla., and Alan, Wright; three daughters, Elaine Evans, Bucklin, Lois Hubbell, Dodge City, and Jeanne Ast, Colwich; a brother, Pete, Wright; three sisters, Waneta Steimel, Claflin, Dorothy Rueb, Columbus, Neb., and Margie Conrardy, Dodge City; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Hubbell.

Vigil wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Wright. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Fathers Brian D. Hipp and William A. Vogel presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, and from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Wright, with military honors conducted by VFW Post No. 1714, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the Wright Cemetery Fund or the Kansas Diabetes Association in care of the funeral chapel.

Harold Frank Smith
HOPEWELL - Harold Frank Smith, 77, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Feb. 6, 1920, at Hopewell, the son of Charles Albert and Millie Eliza Rosner Smith. A lifetime Hopewell resident, he was a retired farmer and stockman.

He served as a 4-H Club leader, was on the Trousdale and Belpre-Trousdale school boards and on the board of directors of Dillwyn Grain and Supply from 1965 to 1977. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

On June 21, 1943, he married Agnes Budde at Bakersfield, Calif. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Bruce M., Eric A. and Terry Lynn, all of Hopewell; two daughters, Dr. Betty Jo Smith-Roberts, Syracuse, Ind., and Kathe J. Cromwell, Tacoma, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Belpre, with Fathers Bob Schremmer and Eugene Kenny presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research at Kansas State University in care of the mortuary.

Lillian S. Tomlin
SYLVIA - Lillian S. Tomlin, 92, died Feb. 4, 1998, at Leisure Homestead, Stafford.

She was born March 1, 1905, at Wanette, Okla., the daughter of Charles and Delia Thompson Taylor. A Sylvia resident since 1945, she was a homemaker.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Women's Prayer Group and EHU, all at Sylvia.

On Aug. 22, 1921, she married L.A. Tomlin at Ada, Okla. He died Aug. 29, 1960.

Survivors include: a son, Donald, Liberal; a daughter, Delores Clarkson, Titusville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles, and a daughter, Margaret D. Tomlin.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Sylvia, with the Rev. Harry Graves presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. Burial will be in Sylvia Cemetery.

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

Jackie Dean Shane Sr.
ASHLAND - Jackie Dean Shane Sr., 67, formerly of Ashland, died Feb. 4, 1998, at Harper County Community Hospital, Buffalo, Okla.

He was born Oct. 27, 1930, at Buffalo, the son of Willard and Elberta Harper Shane. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1949. A resident of Fort Supply, Okla., since 1982, he worked at Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division 6, Buffalo, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of Woodward Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1335, Woodward Masonic Lodge and was a longtime member of Doby Spring Golf Course, Buffalo, Okla.

On Nov. 15, 1953, he married Juanita Hunter at Yuma, Ariz. On July 10, 1989, he married Patricia Ragan Stewart at Las Vegas. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jackie Dean Jr., Buffalo, Okla., and Mark D., Denver; two stepdaughters, Stacey J. Johnson, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Amber D. Stewart, Goodwell, Okla.; mother, Buffalo, Okla.; a brother, Edgar Lee, Shell Knob, Mo.; two granddaughters; and three stepgrandsons.

He was preceded in death by his father and a infant sister.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Buffalo, Okla., with the Revs. Bill Tindell and Arron Summers presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Myatt Funeral Home, Buffalo, Okla. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery, Buffalo, Okla.

Memorials may be sent to Doby Spring Golf Course in care of the funeral home.

Father Fidelis McManus
HAYS - Father Fidelis McManus, 82, died Feb. 4, 1998, at St. John's of Hays Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since 1993.

He was born May 16, 1915, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Frank and Mary Cullen McManus. He was a priest for the Capuchin Province of Mid-America for 52 years. He entered the Capuchin novitiate in 1939, professed his vows in 1940 and was ordained a priest on May 22, 1945. His assignments included: St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph Military Academy, Hays; St. Stephen's Church, Grantville, Md.; St. Ann's Church, Avilton, Md.; St. Mary's Church, Ellis; St. Joseph Church, Dover, Ohio; St. Augustine Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and St. Fidelis Church, Victoria. He also served as chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, and at St. John's Rest Home, Victoria.

Survivors include: a brother, Patrick, Buffalo, N.Y.; and two sisters, Rita McManus and Rose McManus, both of Buffalo.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, and a sister, Sister Agnes Joseph McManus.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, with the Capuchin Fathers presiding and burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be sent to the Formation Fund and Retirement Fund of the Capuchin Province of Mid-America in care of the mortuary.

Cline's Mortuary, Victoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta M. Jordan
MESA, Ariz. - Roberta M. Jordan, 71, died Feb. 2, 1998, at Mesa Lutheran Hospital.

She was born Nov. 18, 1926, at Wichita, the daughter of Robert O. and Vera E. Wright Koerner. She was a 1944 graduate of Newton High School. A homemaker, beautician and volunteer, she worked as a beautician in her home and also worked at Axtell Christian Hospital until 1948.

She attended St. Luke Presbyterian Church, Newton, View Point Resort Church, Mesa, was a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society and local PTA groups in Newton, was also a volunteer for Bethel-Deaconess Hospital, Newton, and was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

On June 9, 1945, she married James F. Jordan at Newton. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Stephen J. "Steve" Jordan, Wichita, and Donald L. "Don" Jordan, Chesterton, Ind.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Broadway-Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. David Keazirian presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.

Christine James
McPHERSON - Christine James, 72, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of McPherson.

She was born Sept. 12, 1925, at Wakita, Okla., the daughter of Ray and Estella Myers Haskins. A McPherson resident since 1945, moving from Wichita, she was a homemaker and day-care provider. She was a cake decorator for more than 30 years and taught cake-decorating classes through the McPherson YMCA and the McPherson 4-H Club.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a volunteer for the Trash to Treasure organization, both at McPherson.

On Sept. 26, 1943, she married Leland G. James Sr. at Hawley, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include: mother, McPherson; two sons, Leland G. James Jr., McPherson, and Bradley K. James, Alamogordo, N.M.; two daughters, Sherill A. Carlson, McPherson, and Vonda L. Kuechler, Overland Park; a brother, Francis Ray Haskins, Wichita; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a younger sister.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, McPherson, with Dr. James McIntosh and the Rev. Howard Berglund presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church or to the McPherson Park Department, both in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Zimmerman Horst
NEWTON - Dorothy M. Zimmerman Horst, 81, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born June 9, 1916, in rural Harvey County, the daughter of Ruben M. and Ida Lehman Zimmerman. She graduated from Newton High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a salesperson at various retail stores.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, the Priscilla Circle and the Grange, all at Newton.

On Nov. 13, 1938, she married Earl F. Horst at Newton. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three daughters, Shirley Smith and Pat Goering, both of Newton, and Rita Murray, Graham, Texas; a sister, Evelyn Williams, Newton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Hankins; three brothers, Allen, John and Martin Zimmerman; and a sister, Mae Zimmerman.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, with the Rev. Mike Keating presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, rural Newton.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or to Central Homecare and Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.

Alva Ernest `Alvie' Randel
GREENSBURG - Alva Ernest "Alvie" Randel, 86, died Feb. 4, 1998, at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1911, at Kinsley, the son of Earl Delano and Ida May Dugger Randel. He graduated from Lewis High School. A Kiowa County resident since 1941, formerly of Edwards County, he was a farmer, rancher and trader.

He belonged to the Church of Christ, Lewis, the Sandhill Saddle Club and the Triangle Rodeo Club.

On March 7, 1932, he married Dorothea Irene Bitner at Kinsley. She died Aug. 7, 1993.

Survivors include: a son, Ernest, Greensburg; a daughter, Mary Jane Randel, Ford; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Greensburg. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church or to Southwind Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.

Irvin `Whitey' Tate
HUGOTON - Irvin "Whitey" Tate, 85, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton.

Eula Lee Thomas
DIGHTON - Eula Lee Thomas, 74, died Feb. 4, 1998, at Lane County Hospital, Dighton.

She was born June 21, 1923, in Osborne County, the daughter of John William and Elfa Faye Stine Cartmill. She attended school in Dighton. She served as a cadet nurse in Halstead and as a nurse for Dr. Edwin Deal, Dighton. She served as a registered nurse and director of nursing at Lane County Hospital, retiring in 1987.

She belonged to St. Theresa Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary, all at Dighton.

On July 27, 1946, she married Arle R. Thomas at Dighton. He survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Cindy Bradstreet and Vicki Franklin, both of Dighton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dighton, with Father Francis Khoi Nguyen presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Boomhower Funeral Home, Dighton. Burial will be in Dighton Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or Lane County Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.

Glen A. Shepherd
CHENEY - Glen A. Shepherd, 86, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born March 15, 1911, at Belmont, the son of Calvin and Nettie Dillenbaugh Shepherd. A lifetime resident of the Cheney and Norwich communities, he was a retired farmer and stockman.

He belonged to Cheney United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Vinita Township Board.

On July 15, 1933, he married Mildred E. Laurie at Anthony. She died Aug. 19, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Robert A., Norwich; a daughter, Wanda Longhofer, Enid, Okla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and Ted; and two sisters, Jessee Callon and Hazel Mae Cooper.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman, with the Rev. Terry McGuire presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Inc. of Sedgwick County in care of the funeral home.

Charles E. Underwood
ANTHONY - Charles E. Underwood, 70, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Wichita.

He was born Dec. 28, 1927, at Anthony, the son of Kenneth C. and Edna Russell Underwood. He was a retired natural-gas pipeline foreman.

He belonged to Bethel Hawley Baptist Church, Hawley, Okla., United Methodist Church, Anthony, and was on the Anthony High School State Basketball championship team in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army.

On June 21, 1950, he married Alice Louise Jackson at Winfield. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Terry, Medicine Lodge, Ernest, Hutchinson, and Howard, Wichita; two daughters, Vicki Underwood and Nikki Pearson, both of Wichita; a brother, Walter, Great Bend; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Anthony, with the Rev. Stan Hughes and Pastor Gary Lillie presiding. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony.

Memorials may be sent to Bethel Hawley Baptist Church, Hawley, or United Methodist Church, Anthony, both in care of Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.

Lois Hope Ledford
LAKE CITY - Lois Hope Ledford, 82, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 7, 1915, at Coats, the daughter of George and Kittie Cooke Lockert. A resident of Lake City for most of her life, she was a manager for Lake City Telephone Exchange.

She was a member of Lake City Methodist Church and WCA of the church.

On Jan. 2, 1950, she married Cecil E. Ledford at Coats. He died Feb. 13, 1991.

Survivors include: several cousins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Larrison-Forsythe Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Chris Miller presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery.

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

Harold Marques Smith
LEOTI - Harold Marques Smith, 70, died Jan. 28, 1998, at San Marcus, Calif.

He was born June 4, 1927, in Wichita County, the son of Marques and Goldie Adams Smith. A San Marcus resident since 1988, he was a farmer and rancher.

He belonged to the Parks Presbyterian Church, Leoti, and the San Marcus Country Club.

Survivors include: companion, Marjorie Shomburg, San Marcus; a son, Tracy Smith, Ramona, Calif.; two brothers, Wayne Smith, Leoti, and Wendell Smith, Midland, Texas; a sister, Eva Gene Gillen, Leoti; and two grandsons.

Memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 1, at Allen Brothers Mortuary, San Marcus, Calif., with Pastor Sam Brunit presiding.

Memorials may be sent to the Wichita County Hospital in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, Leoti.

Patricia M. Osborn
Patricia M. Osborn, 65, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born Jan. 11, 1934, at Cunningham, the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Vierthaler Theis. A Hutchinson resident since 1995, moving from Emmett, she was a graduate of Cunningham High School and a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson.

On Oct. 21, 1953, she married Kenneth D. Osborn at Cunningham. He survives.

Other survivors include: five sons, Kenneth David, of Rock, Kevin, Cunningham, Kris and Kelly, both of Wichita, and Keith, West Plains, Mo.; two daughters, Karla Stillwell, Cunningham, and Karrie Osborn, Hutchinson; two brothers, Vincent Theis, Austin, Texas, and Don Theis, Stillwater, Okla.; two sisters, Karen Bohrer, Andover, and E. Janie Theis, Cunningham; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly.

Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson, with Father Brian Egan presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary. Graveside service will be at noon Saturday in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cunningham.

Memorials may be sent to the National Stroke Association or the American Heart Association, in care of the mortuary.

Cecil F. Minneman
SALINA - Cecil F. Minneman, 83, died Feb. 9, 1999, at Salina Regional Health Center.

He was born Oct. 9, 1915, on a farm near Tescott, the son of Addison and Anna Mathilda Nelson Minneman. A longtime area resident, he was a farmer, a carpenter, and a driver for the Tescott Cheese Co.

He was a charter member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salina, was a board member of the former Glendale schools, and had served as a township trustee for the Morton and Glendale communities.

On Nov. 1, 1936, he married Winifred Niemann at Tescott. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, William Minneman, Bloomingdale, Ill., Jerry Minneman, Hope, Robert Minneman, Tescott, and Dennis Minneman, Solomon; a daughter, Mary Anne Minneman, McPherson; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Salina, with the Rev. Donald Wichmann presiding. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, near Tescott.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or to a church of the donor's choice, both in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Wilma Lucille Reeves
ULYSSES - Wilma Lucille Reeves, 81, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Ulysses.

She was born Sept. 13, 1917, at Elkhart, the daughter of George and Ruth Robinson Howell.

She graduated from Garden City High School in 1935 and from Garden City Community College in 1937. A resident of Ulysses since the mid-1940's, she was a Grant County law enforcement dispatcher for 20 years. In 1977 she was awarded the State of Kansas Dispatcher of the Year Award.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Ulysses and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Curtis Reeves, Denver, and Timothy Lewis Reeves, Ulysses; a daughter, Susan Reeves Slate, Lakin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ulysses Cemetery, with Dr. Max Clayton presiding.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Memorials may be sent to the Grant County Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.

Lavonne-Myree Parmley
LaVonne-Myree Parmley, 68, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Good Samaritan Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Feb. 18, 1930, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Leslie William and Esther Mae Bailey Parmley. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she was a 1949 graduate of Hutchinson High School, attended Hutchinson Jr. College, and graduated from Wichita State University in 1954. She earned her master's degree in music education from Emporia State University in 1972.

A retired music teacher, she had taught at Cedar Point, Downs, Marquette, Alexander and Partridge schools.

She was a member of First Christian Church, OES Silver Leaf Chapter No. 464, the church choir and Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority.

Survivors include: a brother, Ronald Parmley, Topeka, and a niece.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 15, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson,, with the Rev.Melvin Walton presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Good Samaritan Center, in care of the mortuary.

Edwin L. Sink
McPHERSON - Edwin L. Sink, 62, died Feb. 11, 1999, at the Hospice Unit of Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1936, at Greeneville, Tenn., the son of Edwin L. Sr. and Fannie Lee Laughters Sink.

A McPherson resident for two-and-a-half years, formerly of Basehor, he was a retired superintendent of schools for USD 438, Basehor. He was a tutor at McPherson Adult Reading Cooperative and worked as a substitute teacher for USD 418, McPherson.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, Lions Club, was President of McPherson Area Retired Teachers Association, all at McPherson, United School Administrators, Circle 19 and Kansas Retired Teachers Association.

On Jan. 28, 1956, he married Jan Carpenter at Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry L., Colbert, Wash., and Jeff E., St. Louis; two daughters, Kathy L. Bertie, Bartlesville, Okla., and Kelli A. Farber, Rose Hill; a brother, Russell Gray, Topeka; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Harrison.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, McPherson, with the Rev. Les Cantrell presiding.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, with family receiving friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County or the church, both in care of the funeral home.

William Frank Ritchey
CHENEY - William Frank Ritchey, 77, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Aug. 18, 1921, at Cheney, the son of Emmett C. and Erma P. Williams Ritchey. He was a retired functional test planner for 29 years at Boeing.

He belonged to Trinity United Christian Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both at Cheney.

On July 5, 1942, he married Lois A. Torrance at Cheney. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Lonnie, Topeka; four daughters, Norma Mitzel, Panora, Iowa, Kathy Vogt, Valley Center, Janet Klag and Elain Risley, both of Wichita; four sisters, Edna Oliver, Wichita, Iris Snapp, Belleville, and Hallie Pipkin and Lois Butler, both of Cheney; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie R. Spurrier.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Christian Church, Cheney, with Pastor Joe Cunningham presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cheney Funeral Home, Cheney.

Burial will be in Vinita Cemetery, rural Kingman County.

Memorials may be sent to the church, to the Cheney Golden Age Home or the Cheney Good Neighbor Nutrition Program, all in care of the funeral home.

Patsy C. Brawner
Patsy C. Brawner, 60, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 10, 1999, at her home.

She was born March 30, 1938, at Haskell, Texas, the daughter of K.D. and Alice O'Neil Fought. She attended schools in Rhode Island and Maryland and attended Hutchinson High School. A Hutchinson resident for many years, she was a homemaker.

On March 10, 1956, she married William D. Brawner at Newkirk, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, William D. Jr., Hutchinson; and two sisters, Janette Presley, Atlanta, Ga., and Jacki Simpson, Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Don Fought.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Sharolyn Sidebottom presiding. Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and before service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County in care of the funeral home.

Irene Rempel
CLAREMORE, Okla. - Irene Rempel, 86, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Claremore Health Center.

She was born Feb. 21, 1912, at Hillsboro, the daughter of John A. and Sarah Quiring Bartel. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.

She was employed by the Newton Laundry and was in housekeeping at the former Bethel Hospital, retiring in 1974.

She belonged to Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, was a former member of Brudertal Mennonite Church and Johannastal Mennonite Church, both at Hillsboro, the Marion HDU, was a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer at the Et Cetera Shop in Newton and a volunteer on the Bethel College Church kitchen committee.

On Oct. 21, 1932, she married Leonhard B. Rempel at Hillsboro. He died Oct. 4, 1971.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sylvia Jane Froese, Inola, Okla., and Diloris Fay Rempel Suderman, Englewood, Colo.; a brother, Roland Bartel, Hillsboro; two sisters, Bernice Unruh, Hillsboro, and LuEtta LaRue, Wichita; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Twyla May; a son Marvin Lee; and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, with the Rev. Walter Friesen presiding. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorials may be sent to Kidron Bethel Village or to the church, both in care of the funeral home.

Elfrieda S. Lampe
NASHVILLE - Elfrieda S. Lampe, 94, died Feb. 11, 1999, at Kingman Community Hospital, Kingman.

She was born Sept. 7, 1904, at Bremen, the daughter of Henry and Sophia Schierkolk Bartels.

A longtime Nashville resident, she was a homemaker and retired cook for Nashville Hospital and the Isabel and Willowdale schools.

She belonged to St. John Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid, both at Nashville.

On May 27, 1927, she married Walter D. Lampe at Bremen. He died July 10, 1971.

Survivors include: a son, Merlin, Garden City; three daughters, Vera Westerman, Zenda, Aloah Scheib, Dighton, and Judy Dunn, Great Bend; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wendell; a daughter, Glenda Row; six brothers; a sister; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Nashville, with Pastor Paul Beyer presiding.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Cunningham Hilltop Manor, both in care of the funeral home.

Teresa Ann Barb
ULYSSES - Teresa Ann Barb, 61, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Garden City.

She was born Aug. 21, 1937, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Thomas Edward and Amelia "Millie" Gerard White. She was raised in Castleton and was a high school secretary for more than 25 years in USD 214.

She belonged to Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

On July 22, 1955, she married Glenn Barb at Castleton. He survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Charles, Holcomb, Tom and Ed, both of Garden City, and Bill, Ulysses; a daughter, Karen Pfeifer, Hays; five sisters, Dorothy Roylance, Portland, Ore., Mary Lou Hedrick, Pretty Prairie, Pat Perkins, Fallbrook, Calif., and Francie Grilliot and Elaine Meyer, both of Hutchinson; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas B. and Lawrence White.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ulysses. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. John Kowal and Pastor John Williams presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Grant County Scholarship Fund or to Mid Town Ronald McDonald House, Wichita, both in care of the funeral home.

Mable Marie Thesing
DODGE CITY - Mable Marie Thesing, 82, died Feb. 11. 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born May 18, 1916, in Kingman County, the daughter of Edward Vincent and Elizabeth R. Huelskamp Gerber. A North Platte, Neb., resident since 1970, returning to Dodge City in 1998, she was a homemaker and managed the Federal Crop Insurance, Dodge City.

She belonged to Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Senior Citizens Center, both at Dodge City.

On Feb. 15, 1938, she married Eddie Bergkamp at Dodge City. He died March 22, 1958. On Jan. 14, 1961, she married Fred Thesing at Dodge City. He died Feb. 1, 1981.

Survivors include: two sons, Eddie Bergkamp, Dodge City, and Neil Bergkamp, Ensign; three brothers, Bob Gerber, Salina, Marvin Gerber, El Paso, Texas, and Richard Gerber, Dodge City; four sisters, Joan Schwarz, Offerle, Mary Schneweis, Jeanette Gerber and Doris Goff, all of Dodge City; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Dodge City. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding. Friends may call from noon to 3:30 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Rosa A. Quiring
NORTH NEWTON - Rosa A. Quiring, 77, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Kidron Bethel Health Care Center, North Newton.

She was born July 15, 1921, at Gotebo, Okla., the daughter of David H. and Helena Reimer Goertz. She was a homemaker.

She belonged to Goessel Mennonite Church.

On Sept. 6, 1942, she married Ralph F. Quiring at Pasadena, Calif. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, David M., Liberal, and Donald K., Folsom, Pa.; a sister, Velma Dyck, Buhler; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora Daubert and Ella Krause.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Goessel Mennonite Church, with Pastor Kevin Goertzen presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Goessel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Mennonite Heritage Museum, Goessel, in care of the funeral home.

Connie Tweito
Connie Tweito, 56, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 11, 1999, at her home.Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Edith A. Cohoon
JETMORE - Edith A. Cohoon, 77, died Feb. 11, 1999, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.

She was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Hodgeman County, the daughter of Carl and Nancy Ella Shelton Larkin.

She graduated from Jetmore High School in 1939. A lifetime Hodgeman County resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to United Methodist Church and was a past member of the rural school board, both at Jetmore.

On Aug. 8, 1942, she married Vernon Cohoon at Dodge City. He died March 16, 1995.

Survivors include: two sons, Ronnie, Jetmore, and Jay, Dodge City; a daughter, Brenda Seemann, Jetmore; a brother, Carl Jr. Larkin, Olathe; a sister, Helen King, Jetmore; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon "Buck" Larkin.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Jetmore, with the Rev. Mitch Reece presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, all at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore.

Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to Jetmore Emergency Medical Service, both in care of the funeral home.

Gale D. Price
MEDICINE LODGE - Gale D. Price, 73, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1925, at Nashville, Kan., the son of Delbert C. and Pearl Venard Price. A Medicine Lodge resident for six years, moving from Wichita, he was a retired maintenance engineer for Riverside Hospital, Wichita.

He belonged to United Methodist Church, Wichita, and Masonic Lodge, Harper.

On May 29, 1949, he married Patricia Anne Hull at Medicine Lodge. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Bradley D., San Diego; two daughters, Beverly Rodman, Delavan, and Dana Morris, Cheney; a brother, Layle, Ada, Okla.; two sisters, Lois Gleaves, Lincoln, Neb., and Wanda Henning, Nashville, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Twila Pohl.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Jim Godbey presiding. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.

Memorials may be sent to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital in care of Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Mary M. Barngrover
DODGE CITY - Mary M. Barngrover, 94, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Manor of the Plains, Dodge City.

She was born Nov. 10, 1904, in Wabaunsee County, the daughter of John and Lisette Mueller Zurbuchen. A Dodge City resident since 1942, she worked at Sweetbriar Clothing and JC Penney.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, the Gleaners Sunday school class, the Women's Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, the Humana Hospital Auxiliary, and was a Pink Lady at Trinity Hospital. On July 25, 1923, she married Orville L. Barngrover at Dodge City. He died March 2, 1970.

Survivors include: a granddaughter, Marsha Monica, Leawood. She was preceded in death by a son, Orville L. Barngrover Jr.; six brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with Dr. Michael Gardner and the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.

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

Marilyn Dillman
LIBERAL - Marilyn Dillman, 89, died Feb. 8, 1999, at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita.

She was born July 23, 1909, at Sylvan Grove, the daughter of Gottfried and Anna Kurtz Hopfer. A longtime Liberal resident, she was a homemaker.

She was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church, Liberal, and a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita. She also belonged to the Aurora Club, the Women's Club and the Grace Lutheran Dorcas Society.

On April 8, 1933, she married Richard Allen Hickey at Baldwin City. He died July 4, 1969. On Feb. 14, 1973, she married Russell Dillman at Garden City. He died Jan. 8, 1985. Survivors include: a son, Allen Mills Hickey, Andover; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Liberal City Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Kohlmeier presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until noon Saturday, both at Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal.

The family requests memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth Ray Jernican
MEDICINE LODGE - Kenneth Ray Jernican, 49, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1949, at Amarillo, Texas, the son of L.D. and Agnes Valentine Jernican. A Medicine Lodge resident for about 30 years, he was a roughneck in the oil fields.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sunny Jernican, Medicine Lodge; and stepmother, Mary Lewis, Shasta Lake, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Jimmy.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at a later date in Shasta Lake.

Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, is in charge of arrangements.

Eldon L. Mitchell
WICHITA - Eldon L. Mitchell, 85, formerly of Hutchinson, died Feb. 8, 1999, at Wichita.

He was born Dec. 12, 1913, at Abbyville, the son of James L. and Carrie B. Battin Mitchell. He was a retired Butler Paper Co. sales manager and a former owner of Wichita Wholesale Paper Co. Survivors include his wife, Helene D. Fuller Mitchell.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East Chapel, Wichita. Private entombment will be in Mission Chapel Mausoleum, Wichita.

Memorials have been established with the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, or the Hypatia Club, 1215 North Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.

Alice L. Means
SAWYER - Alice L. Means, 83, died Feb. 10, 1999, at Cedar Crest Manor, Medicine Lodge.

She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Cherokee, Okla., the daughter of Bill and Mary Sneary Sebolt. She was a homemaker. She belonged to United Methodist Church, Sawyer. On Oct. 2, 1937, she married Kendall C. Means at Cherokee, Okla. He died June 1, 1998.

Survivors include: three daughters, Orpha Miller, Wichita, Lavetta Keller, Sawyer, and Kendalynn Dowen, Seattle; and three grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ellenwood Cemetery, Sawyer, with Pastor Donald Mutton presiding. The casket will be closed and friends may sign the register from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt. Memorials may be sent to Cedar Crest Manor, Medicine Lodge, in care of the mortuary.

Pauline Gladys Melton
GREAT BEND - Pauline Gladys Melton, 75, died Feb. 1, 1999, at Great Bend.

She was born March 24, 1923, in Missouri, the daughter of Lee and Frances Gray Crabtree. A Great Bend resident since 1974, moving from Missouri, she was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

On May 11, 1955, she married John Lawrence Melton in Mississippi. He survives.

Other survivors include: six sons, Johnny Wayne Melton, Desloge, Mo., Ronnie Melton, Lake Wells, Fla., Virgil Dwayne Russum, Rolla, Mo., and Allen Roy Russum, Gary Melton and John Lawrence Melton, all of Great Bend; two daughters, Glennell Stacy, Hoisington, and Loretta Byington, St. Genevieve, Mo.; two brothers, J.W. Crabtree and Joe Crabtree; two foster children, Richard and Sue Julian, Great Bend; 35 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Junior, Steve and Roy; two sisters, Virginia Fields and Lorene Watson Brown; and two grand

Virginia B. Renfro
LYONS - Virginia B. Renfro, 76, died Feb. 11, 1999, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor.

She was born July 23, 1922, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Wallace and Ruby Baker Bruce. A Lyons resident since 1943, she was a retired accountant. She belonged to Phi Beta Kappa and was a former member of Job's Daughters. On Dec. 23, 1945, she married Ralph C. Renfro at Lyons. He died Feb. 25, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Lowery, Denver; two grandchildren; a nephew; a niece; and several great-nephews and great-nieces. She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hoffmann.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, with the Rev. Robert Friesen presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Lyons Aces AA (AAA).

Frances M. Gould
PRATT - Frances M. Gould, 73, died Feb. 11, 1999, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt.

She was born Nov. 12, 1925, at St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Ben B. and Susie Schmidt Bergen. She was a homemaker.

On June 9, 1972, she married Earl Gould at Salina. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jack Brewer, Salina, and Clinton Brewer, Hutchinson; a daughter, Linda K. Briner, Pratt; a brother, Walt Bergen, El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Anna Reed, Bell Gardens, Calif., Elsie Ridder, Reedpoint, Mont., and Esther Rheault, Hutchinson; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Harold Wilcox presiding.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice of charities in care of the mortuary.

John G. Elston
SYRACUSE - John G. Elston, 84, died Feb. 11, 1999, at High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin.

He was born June 30, 1914, in Kearny County, the son of Cordy and May Anne Rhodenbaugh Elston. A Lakin resident since 1997, formerly of Hamilton County, he was a farmer and rancher, retiring in 1996. Survivors include: a daughter, Vicki Cole, Syracuse; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Dean Elston. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. MST Saturday in the Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, with Bruce Sneed presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, Syracuse. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Disease Association or High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin, both in care of the funeral home.

Joanna G. Wood
KINSLEY - Joanna G. Wood, 73, died Feb. 11, 1999, at her home in Kinsley.

She was born Dec. 8, 1925, at Darlington, Mo., the daughter of Clyde E. and Ethel Colyer Gartin. A longtime Kinsley resident, she was co-owner of Bill's Muffler Shop, Kinsley. She belonged to Kinsley Baptist Church. On July 24, 1954, she married L.W. Wood at Scott City. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Valerie Rainman, Garden City.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Gail; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kinsley Baptist Church, Kinsley, with the Rev. Aaron Kirkwood presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at McKillip Funeral Home, Kinsley. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley.

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


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