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Matthew R. Applegate
OSBORNE -- Matthew R. Applegate, 1, Osborne, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, from injuries received in an automobile crash.
Matthew was born Aug. 31, 1999, at Osborne and was a lifetime resident. He attended Bible Baptist Church Sunday school.
Survivors include his mother, Anna Applegate of Osborne; his maternal grandparents, Jack Applegate of Osborne and Susan Applegate of Hays; and his maternal great-grandparents, Dail and Joyce Applegate of Osborne and William and Gertie Goodwin of Scandia.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473, the Rev. Bill Neumann officiating. Burial will be in Cheyenne Cemetery, rural Luray.
Memorials may be made to Osborne County Ambulance or Osborne County Memorial Hospital.
There will be no visitation.

John "Johnny" Blank Jr.
HOLYROOD -- John "Johnny" Blank Jr., 86, Holyrood, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
Mr. Blank was born Jan. 11, 1915, at Chase and was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth and Rice counties. He was a farmer and a carpenter. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bernard John.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret F. of Holyrood; two daughters, Marcia Hendrix of Springfield, Mo., and Iris Ogden of Great Bend; two sons, Daniel of Halstead and Merle Dean of Madison, Ala.; a brother, Lawrence of Lyons; two sisters, Aline Dole of Wichita and Evelyn Shadduck of Holyrood; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood, the Rev. Mary Lou Klein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Shirley F. Booher
CULVER -- Shirley F. Booher, 64, Culver, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Booher was born Shirley F. Deeds on Sept. 1, 1936, at Salina and was a resident of Culver for 23 years. She was a pharmacy technician at Salina Regional Health Center for 15 years, working first in the hospital pharmacy and later in the employee pharmacy.
Survivors include her husband, Donald W. of Culver; four sons, Mark of Bavaria, Richard of Ellsworth, Lee J. of Junction City and Bruce L. of Salina; two sisters, Donna Deeds of California and Kathy Sperduto of Sarasota, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Harry Tysen officiating. Inurnment will be in Crown Point Cemetery, rural Culver.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Arthur J. "Arty" Cronk Sr.
HERINGTON -- Arthur J. "Arty" Cronk Sr., 49, Herington, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Geary County Hospital, Junction City, as the result of a work-related accident.
Mr. Cronk was born Oct. 7, 1951, at Morristown, N.J. He was a lift operator for the Venator Group, Junction City, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include a son, Arthur J. "A.J." Jr. of Great Falls, Mont.; two daughters, Angel Ankerman of Easton, Pa., and Sabra Cronk of the home; a stepdaughter, Elaine Grover of New Milford, Pa.; his father, Arthur R. Cronk of Welaka, Fla.; his mother, Marion Blasenhauer of Herington; three brothers, Lawrence of Herington, Kenneth of Burdick and Martin of Boonton, N.J.; four sisters, Lucille Cronk of Budd Lake, N.J., Genevieve Cronk of Hackettstown, N.J.; Helen Cronk of Boonton and Debbie Chisam of Katy, Texas; a stepbrother, John Blasenhauer of Herington; his fiance, Melissa Dawn Halterman and her daughter, Ginger of Herington; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Donahue Funeral Home, Herington, the Rev. Lorenzo Jackson officiating.
Memorials may be made to a fund established in his memory in care of the funeral home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service today at the funeral home.

Michael Ray Davis
COLBY -- Michael Ray Davis, 51, Colby, died March 15, 2001, at Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. Davis was born May 23, 1949, at Topeka. He was a caretaker for the elderly.
Survivors include a son, Troy Ray; and a sister, Terri Giebler of Colby.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, the Rev. Terry Turner officiating.
Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701, is handling arrangements.

Leona Irene Frodin
GOODLAND -- Leona Irene Frodin, 95, Goodland, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center, Goodland.
Mrs. Frodin was born Leona Irene Stothard on April 9, 1905, at rural Cheyenne County. She had been a cook at Porter Hospital, Denver, and Good Samaritan Center, St. Francis. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Francis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, in 1972; and a granddaughter.
Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Elvira Jones of Clovis, N.M., Emilee Vada Schroeder of Westminster, Colo., and Mary Jo Whitely of Phoenix; two sons, Alvin Keith of Goodland and Wayne of Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Hilda Terrell of Chico, Calif., and June Stellberg of Beloit, Wis.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Mountain time Saturday at Koons Chapel, Goodland, the Rev. Arlin Cochran officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Mountain time Friday and 10 a.m. Mountain time until the service Saturday at the funeral home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735.

Virris William "Bill" Hunter
KINSLEY -- Virris William "Bill" Hunter, 93, Kinsley, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mr. Hunter was born June 9, 1907, at Cookeville, Tenn., and was a former resident of Kinsley. He was a retired Realtor, a member of Kinsley United Methodist Church and a 32nd Degree Mason.
His wife, Esther Mabel, died in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Dolores Taylor of Derby and Donita Blackwell of Salina; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kinsley United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Bell officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Haviland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
McKillip Funeral Home, 623 Marsh, Kinsley 67547, is handling arrangements.

Mary Edith Laflin
CLAY CENTER -- Mary Edith Laflin, 88, Clay Center, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Medicalodge, Clay Center.
Mrs. Laflin was born Mary Edith Nye on Sept. 27, 1912, at Riley County and was a resident of Clay Center since 1940, moving from Wakefield. She owned and operated Laflin Electrical and Refrigeration with her husband for several years and later owned and operated the former Laflin Floral, now Clay Center Floral, with her husband. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Clay Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1986; three sons; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Julia Lippert of Clay Center, Roberta Hall of Topeka and Mary Dawn Watchous of Burlingame; a son, Frank of Pomona; five sisters, Agnes Williams of Napa, Calif., Frances Hamilton of Gleneden, Ore., Alice Laflin of Clay Center, Ethel Laflin of Hutchinson and Wilma Carman of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Wakefield.
Memorials may be made to the church or Medicalodge.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432.

Marjorie Isabelle Mayo
HUTCHINSON -- Marjorie Isabelle Mayo, 89, Hutchinson, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson.
Miss Mayo was born Oct. 15, 1911, at Claflin and was a former resident of Hutchinson. She was homemaker and had worked at Claflin Flour Mill during World War II. She was a member of United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, both of Claflin, People to People International, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Daughters of the Union Veterans and Barton County Historical Society.
Survivors include a sister, Harriet Mayo of Hutchinson; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Claflin, the Rev. Janet Myers officiating. Inurnment will be in Claflin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Claflin Community Scholarship Fund.
There will be no visitation.
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544, is handling arrangements.

Raymond P. Nunn
MINNEAPOLIS -- Raymond P. Nunn, 75, Minneapolis, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.
Mr. Nunn was born Aug. 7, 1925, at Niles and was a resident of Minneapolis since 1968, moving from Solomon. He was a retired grain elevator manager and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond "Pat" Jr., in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred R. of the home; a son, Martin E. of Bennington; a daughter, Bonnie J. Neubrand of Salina; two brothers, Frank of Wichita and Charles of Abilene; three sisters, Mary Toothman and Lavina Daily, both of Salina, and Cora Herrington of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. Ken Lohrmeyer officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Greenville Cemetery, Niles.
A vigil will be at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467.
Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Cancer Fund or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today and before the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Nell Riffel
ABILENE -- Nell Riffel, 83, Abilene, formerly of Woodbine, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene.
Mrs. Riffel was born Nell Moore on April 30, 1917, at Frederick, Okla. She was a secondary school teacher and taught business and was a principal at Woodbine School until 1947. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Woodbine, where she was active in United Methodist Women, was a member of church boards and a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Woodbine Study Club, Kansas Teachers Association, Retired Teachers Association of Abilene and Jolly Jayhawkers 4-H Club of Woodbine.
Her husband, Ephra Nolan, died in 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Funston of Abilene and Brenda Kay Dreier of Harveyville; three sisters, Mildred Louise Archer and Marjorie Jo Paris, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mary Tenny Black of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Woodbine, the Rev. Linda Toms officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.
The casket will remain closed Thursday at the church.

Opal L. Sieger
MARION -- Opal L. Sieger, 94, Marion, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care.
Mrs. Sieger was born Opal L. Dawson on July 25, 1906, at Mulvane and was a former resident of Wichita, Tulsa, Okla., Colorado Springs, Colo., Sun City, Ariz., and Marion, moving to Hillsboro in 1993. She worked with her husband in Sieger Produce, Wichita, and was a member of Westwood Presbyterian Church, Wichita.
Her husband, Harry, died in 1994.
Survivors include a son, Harry "Skip" of Marion; a brother, John Dawson of Wichita; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, the Rev. Marilyn Cox officiating. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery, rural Marion.
Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit or Kansas Humane Society.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861.

Johnnie D. Thompson
PORTIS -- Johnnie D. Thompson, 83, Portis, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Downs Nursing Center.
Mr. Thompson was born April 28, 1917, at Gaylord and was a lifetime resident of the Portis area. He was a retired Co-Op service station manager at Portis and a member of Portis United Methodist Church and K-9 Coonhunters.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Mitchell, on Jan. 27.
Survivors include his wife, Vonda of the home; a son, Johnnie D. Jr. of Texas City, Texas; two daughters, Donna Tichota of Coweta, Okla., and Carol Hartman of Osborne; three sisters, Aletha Nienke and Stella Thornburg, both of Ellsworth, and Frances Cox of Alton; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Portis.
Memorials may be made to Osborne County Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67671.

Victor Tullar
BELOIT -- Victor Tullar, 91, Beloit, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Mitchell County Hospital Long Term Care, Beloit.
Mr. Tullar was born April 8, 1909, at rural Jewell County and was a resident of Jewell most of his life, moving to Beloit in 1997. He was a Jewell County commissioner for 12 years, owner of Jewell Variety Store for seven years and a farmer. He was a former school board member and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 11 and Order of the Eastern Star, all of Jewell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2000; and a son, Vaughn, in 2000.
Survivors include three daughters, Myrth McDonald of Victoria, Texas, and Shirley Simmelink and Marilyn Griest, both of Jewell; seven grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell, the Rev. Terry Mayhew officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery, rural Jewell.
Memorials may be made to the church or Mitchell County Hospital Long Term Care.
Visitation will begin today at Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell 66949.

Agnes Weed
LIMON, Colo. -- Agnes Weed, 78, Limon, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Hugo.
Mrs. Weed was born Agnes Wolf on Jan. 9, 1923, at Plainville, Kan., and was a former resident of Cheyenne Wells. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Meis, in 1949 and her second husband, Leonard Weed, in 1983.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Dowen of Solomon, Kan., Wanda Larmon of Perryton, Texas, and Norma Churchwell of Limon; a son, Leonard of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Catherine "Katie" Lovenstein of Texline, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cheyenne Wells, the Rev. Tom Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Springs (Kan.) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln County Hospital, P.O. Box 248, Hugo, CO 80821.
Love Funeral Home, 225 F. Ave., Limon, CO 80828, is handling arrangements.

Donald Ross Anderson
MAIZE -- Donald Ross Anderson, 81, Maize, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001.
Mr. Anderson was a retired custodial supervisor for Northwest Wichita Area Schools.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma L. of Maize; two daughters, Gwen Kingery of Austin, Texas, and Coleen Klatt of Kimberling City, Mo.; a brother, Bill of Roxbury; a sister, Betty Hutchins of El Dorado; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Maize United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Maize United Methodist Church.
Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Kellogg, Wichita 67209, is handling arrangements.

Viola Gentry Bulleigh
SIMPSON -- Viola Gentry Bulleigh, 80, Simpson, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Bulleigh was born Viola Beasley on Aug. 13, 1920, at Beloit and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was postmaster at Simpson and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star and Simpson Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde L. Gentry, in 1992; and a son, Jerry L. Gentry in 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Leo of Simpson; a son, Terry Gentry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Jolene Reed of Salina; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Simpson Community Church, the Rev. John Grummon officiating. Burial will be in Glasco Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Simpson Community Church or Senior Center.
Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420.

Floyd Eiler
OBERLIN -- Floyd Eiler, 82, Oberlin, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin.
Mr. Eiler was born Jan. 6, 1919, at Oberlin. He was a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oberlin American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Oberlin; three sons, Roger Perkins of Laurel, Md., Ron of Lawrence and Dan of Oberlin; a brother, Harry of McCook, Neb.; two sisters, Pauline Loomis of Denver and Phyllis Metcalf of Oberlin; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, the Rev. Nolan Pierce officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and Hospice of Decatur County.

Nina Jeanette Fabin
Nina Jeanette Fabin, 70, Salina, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Fabin was born Nina Jeanette Ruggles on April 23, 1930, at Dallas, Iowa, and was a resident of Salina since 1996. She worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at several institutions in Kansas and Oklahoma for more than 20 years. She served in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War.
Survivors include five sons, Mark of Salina, Brad of Fort Wayne, Ind., Ross of Ellinwood, Craig of Columbia, Mo., and Robert Jessin of Onawa, Iowa; a brother, Gene Ruggles of San Diego; a sister, Dorothy Gibson of Hemet, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating.
There will be no visitation.
The body was cremated.

Edward Robert Green
HAYS -- Edward Robert Green, 56, Hays, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Green was born July 21, 1944, at Regina, Canada. He was an EMT in the Anthony and Wichita areas for many years and a courier for Central Plains Laboratories for the past seven years.
Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Green of Reno, Nev.; a son, Tanner of Oklahoma; his mother, Eva M. Green-Zachman of Hays; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Hays, Brandy Green officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601.
Visitation will be from noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Laurence Phillip Jones
DENVER -- Laurence Phillip Jones, 91, Denver, formerly of Oakley, Kan., died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Rocky Mountain Health Care Center, Denver.
Mr. Jones was born Nov. 6, 1909, at rural Gove County, Kan., and was a former resident of rural Oakley, moving to Oakley in 1964 and later to Denver in 1989. He was a farmer and a school bus driver for the Oakley School District.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, in 2000; and three sons, Jerry, Jesse and Gene.
Survivors include five sons, Larry, Wayne and Tommy, all of Denver, Terry T. of Goodland, Kan., and Terry Lee of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 daughters, Ernestine Kendrick of Kansas City, Kan., Billie Gardenhire, Donna Bouknight, Darlene Kendrick, Margaret Kirtley, Valerie Coley, Cindi Houston and Kris Ukoha, all of Denver, Phyllis Gardenhire of Salina, Kan., Jewell Emanuel of Boulder, and Roxanna Johnson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 38 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pipkin Chapel of Peace, Denver. An additional service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, the Revs. Veda Patterson and W.E. Omberg officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the Kennedy-Koster Funeral home, P.O. Box 221, Oakley, KS 67748.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, Denver.

Eldon Carl Meyer
LINCOLN -- Eldon Carl Meyer, 69, Lincoln, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka.
Mr. Meyer was born Nov. 20, 1931, at rural Lincoln County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Disabled American Veterans and National Rifle Association.
Survivors include three sons, Jesse C. and Jeffery E., both of Lincoln, and John R. of Salina; three daughters, Judy Lenherr of Windom, and Jo Lisa Frye and Janna Sue Gunckle, both of Topeka; a brother, Raymond of Winfield; three sisters, Doris Brodin, Florence Winter and Gladys Reinert, all of Wichita; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, the Rev. Gerald Radtke officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455.
The casket will remain closed.

Dorothy N. Sommers
POTWIN -- Dorothy N. Sommers, 85, Potwin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Newton.
Mrs. Sommers was born Dorothy N. Mead on June 28, 1915, at Richland and was a lifetime resident of the Potwin area. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Potwin, where she served as choir director of a adult and children's choir and as a deaconness. She also was a member of Golden Age Club, past president of PTA and served on Board of Equalization for the protested land acquisitions when the Kansas Turnpike was built.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, John; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Richard L. of Emporia, Paul M. of Salina and Bill G. of Greenville, Texas; a daughter, Sue Jackson of Potwin; a sister, Wilma Sommers of Potwin; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Potwin Christian Church, the Rev. Rick McNary officiating. Burial will be in Potwin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to King Park, Potwin.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

Della M. Wright
WOODBINE -- Della M. Wright, 79, Woodbine, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Wright was born Della M. Cummings on Jan. 24, 1922, at Ogden and was a former resident of Ogden, Junction City, Dunlap, Dwight, Council Grove and Woodbine.
She was a member of the Methodist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Jack, in 1978; and a daughter, Sally McGinnis, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Jim of Junction City; three daughters, Carol Scott of Navarre, Esther Whittman of Blue Rapids and Patricia Wright of Woodbine; two sisters, Esther Williamson of Ogden and Lettie Nations of Manhattan; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Jack Craig officiating. Burial will be in Navarre Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Heart Fund, in care of the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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