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Battle, Florence Ella, 99, homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Baptist Church. Jackson Mortuary.

Ellis, Dorothy, 77, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Lee; sons, Charles of Wichita, Michael of Vail, Colo.; daughters, Sandra Williams, Susan, both of Wichita; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Botanica and Wichita Children's Home. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Ellis, Ray, 85, of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Wichita, retired East High School and Allison Intermediate physical education teacher and coach, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, Unitarian Universalist Church, Eugene. 
Survivors: daughters, Linda Ellis of Eugene, Dori Schneider of Beverly Hills, Calif., Susan Davis of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home, Eugene.

Gofman, Igor N., 30, Western Carriers truck driver, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Service 3 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. 
Survivors: daughter, Julie of Odessa, Ukraine; father, Nahm of Wichita; mother, Nataliya of Wichita; grandmother, Riva Rodova of Wichita.

Lay, Rolland G., 67, retired Raytheon Aircraft Co. tool and die department employee, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. No service. 
Survivors: wife, Juanita; son, Rolland Miles of Andover; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Mavec, Donna, 66, retired Busch and Johnson legal secretary, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Wake 7 p.m. Monday, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. 
Survivors: husband, John; sons, Matthew, John, both of Wichita, Joseph of Garden Plain, James of Leawood; daughters, Theresa of Wichita, Monica Wilper of Garnett; brothers, Chester Kilburn of Lachine, Mich., Richard Kilburn of Waynesboro, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and the Spiritual Life Center. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Ritter, George C., 75, retired Iron Worker-Local No. 606, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. No service. 
Survivor: sister, Margaret Woodhead of Wichita. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Shellman, Cecil R., 80, retired, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service is pending. 
Survivors: sons, Larry, David, Alan, Raymond, all of Wichita; daughters, Cecilia Singleton, Gayle Hendricks, both of Wichita; brother, William of Easton. Vann-Gettis Funeral Service.

Cooper, Bonnie, 72, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Williams Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, William; son, Flint of Anthony; daughter, Christine Graber of Kingman; brother, David Davis of Fountain, Colo.; sisters, Martha Betsher, Shirley Beaman, both of Eureka, Freda Stuber of Wichita; four grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Diabetes Association and Hospice Inc.

Barber, Glenn H., 79, retired farmer, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Caldwell Assembly of God. 
Survivors: son, Kent of Lees Summit, Mo.; brothers, Roger of Peoria, Ariz., Conrad of Mariposa, Calif., Paul of Nacogdoches, Texas, Warren of Fort Worth; two grandchildren. Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary.

Davidson, Sheridan L. "Davey," 67, retired G.F.B. Fabrication machinist, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. 
Survivors: wife, Phyllis; sons, Bradley, Craig, Kevin, all of Chanute; daughters, Sheri Smith of Humboldt, Christine Cooper of Chanute; half sister, Ruby Adams of Independence; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel.

Pasqualichio, Veronica Lynn (Denton), 29, of Hinesville, Ga., formerly of Cheney, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Cheney Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Anthony; daughters, Ashley, Danielle, both at home; parents, Jerry and Suzanne Denton of Cheney; brothers, Edward Denton, John Denton, both of Cheney; sister, Jenny Denton of Cheney; grandparents, Wilson Cummings of Fayetteville, N.C., Robert and Elvadean Denton of May, Texas. Memorial has been established with Make-A-Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 3116, Wichita, Kan, 67201.

Acosta, Omar, infant son of Arturo and Geronima Torres Acosta, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Maple Grove Cemetery.
Other survivors: brother, Arturo Jr. at home; grandparents, Teresa Carrillo of Dodge City, Clemente and Elvira Torres of Mexico. Burkhart Funeral Chapel.

Doile, Calvin A., 84, farmer and rancher, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carlson Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Fern; son, Robert of El Dorado; daughter, Debra of Fort Smith, Ark.; sister, Ruth Gray of Emporia; two grandchildren. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.

Astle, Patricia Ferry, 52, of Albuquerque, formerly of Emporia and Hutchinson, former First Community Bank of Emporia-Madison bank director, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Memorial service 4 p.m. Wednesday, Carlson Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Robert of Las Vegas, James of Emporia; daughter, Susan of Albuquerque; brothers, John Ferry of Roeland Park, Joseph of Boerne, Texas; sister, Eddy Sunbye of Boise, Idaho. Memorial has been established with Mental Health Center of Eastern Central Kansas, 1000 Lincoln, Emporia, Kan. 66801.

Fleming, Philip F. "Phil," 54, retired Fleming Lumber Co. owner, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Service 4 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Sandra; stepson, Eric Thomas of Emporia; stepdaughter, Paule Thomas of Emporia; mother, Vivian of Emporia; sister, Carol Fleming North of Englewood, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial has been established with Emporia Friends of the Zoo. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

Strawder, Roxanne (Ragsdale), 32, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, William of Tampa, Fla.; son, Dustin Williamson of Creston, Iowa; daughter, Trista Strawder of the home; parents, Floyd and Oma Ragsdale of Emporia; brothers, Floyd Ragsdale Jr. of Topeka, Frank Ragsdale of Tonganoxie; sisters, Barbara Lewis of Topeka, Sally Williams of Oklahoma City, Nancy Tucker of Emporia. Memorials have been established with the Salvation Army and Emporia Friends of the Zoo.

Moore, Gloria, 72, Mainstreet Beauty Shop owner and operator and former Meuhlebach Hotel auditor, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. No services will be held. 
Survivors: husband, Edward; stepsons, Wayne Moore of Springfield, Mo., Melvin Moore of Branson, Mo. Memorial has been established with Erie Public Library. Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Collins, Hazel H., 98, retired Speedwash Laundry owner and operator, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Price & Sons Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Jack, Joseph, both of Garden City; daughter, Peggy Musgrove of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Irene Smalley of Wichita, Hildred Harnden of Attica, Aline Cleveland of Covina, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Schmidt, Anna Marie (Buller), 103, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. No services will be held. 
Survivors: daughters, Neva Falk of Hillsdale, N.J., Lola Switzer of Santa Monica, Calif., Wanda Lensegrav of Park Rapids, Minn.; sister, Emma Buller of Goessel; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Miller Funeral Home.

Ward, Ada R. "Ramona," 70, retired Avery-Dennison Graphics employee, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Broadway Mortuary, Wichita. 
Survivors: son, John of Haysville; daughters, Bonnie Anderson of Omaha, Neb., Pamela Yockey, Doree Becerra, both of Haysville, Debra Albright of Douglass; sister, Patsy Carver of Wichita; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with SCCS Hospice of Derby.

Deines, Ollie L., 95, farmer and homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: sons, Lester of Chapman, Dale of Salina; daughters, Jeanetta Farr of Peabody, Arlene Hubnik of Abilene; brothers, George Riffel of Hope, Sylvester Riffel of Herington, Clayton Riffel of Navarre; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Home Chapel Fund. Donahue Funeral Home.

Kerns, Virgie A., 87, farmer and homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivor: sister, Lillian Compin of Paradise, Calif. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church. Donahue Funeral Home.

Pitts, Janelda G. "Jan," 61, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: husband, Charles; sons, Donald Lenz, Gary Lenz, both of Hutchinson; daughter, Sharon Fellers of Hutchinson; stepson, Rick of Nickerson; stepdaughters, Wynona Gehring of Hutchinson, Rhonda of Springfield, Mo.; mother, Lucile Smyres of Hutchinson; brother, Dale Smyres of Hutchinson; sisters, Phyllis Hawkinson of McPherson, Elsiann Wilson of South Hutchinson. Memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Elliott Mortuary.

Spain, Wilma L., 83, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Crestview Bible Church, Hutchinson; 2 p.m., Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman. 
Survivors: daughters, Sandra Polley, Evelyn Stucky, Carol Giles, all of Hutchinson; brothers, Dean Nossaman of Cherokee, Okla., Dale Nossaman of Pratt, LaVern Nossaman of Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Young at Hearts Group and Giddeons International. Elliott Mortuary.

Whitlock, Esther, 83, of Stillwater, Okla., former Kansas City, Kan., Perry and Ellinwood resident, homemaker and former aircraft assembly worker, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Minnis Chapel, Stafford. 
Survivors: sons, Ronald, address unknown, Gary of Silver Lake; daughter, Barbara Motes of Stillwater; brothers, Albert Falke of Hutchinson, Gerald Falke of Oklahoma, Nick Falke of Texas; sisters, Mary Beth Looney of Wellston, Okla., Rosie Naab of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.

Ruddick, Lenn E. "Pappy," 78, retired Broadmoor Hotel engineer, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Lake City. 
Survivors: wife, Loretta; sons, Richard of Coffeyville, Gerry of U.S. Air Force, Daniel Graham of Lake City, David Graham of Cripple Creek, Colo., Thomas Graham of Brighton, Colo.; daughters, Eileen Ruddick of California, RoAnn Francis of Wichita, Janet Herb of Denver, Sandra Britton of South Carolina; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church. Larrison-Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Norberg, Esther A., 88, retired Farmers State Bank teller, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethany Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: nephews, Lloyd of Lindsborg, Lester of Holton; niece, Mildred Michos of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; cousin, Eddra Palmquist of Lindsborg. Memorials have been established with Bethany Lutheran Church and Bethany Home. Hays Funeral Home.

Mabry, Raymond, 61, of Richmond, Va., former Little River resident, retired Richmond Public Library reference librarian and computer cataloger and former Second Presbyterian Church organist and choirmaster, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Second Presbyterian Church, McPherson. 
Survivors: brother, William of Argonia; sisters, Beverly Zizumbo of Salina, Nancy Fuqua of McPherson. Memorials have been established with Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust, Philadelphia, Penn., 19103, and Hospice of Central Virginia, 5540 Falmouth, Richmond, Va., 23220.

Engelland, Morris R., 88, retired farmer, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sillin Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Geneva; sons, Jack of Lyons, Fred of Villa Hills, Ky.; daughter, Judy Edds of Dallas; brothers, William of Venice, Fla., Wilbur of Terre Haute, Ind.; sister, Kathryn Bozeman of Topeka; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Midland United Church of Christ.

Shields, Casey K., 45, chef, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Valley United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: sons, Brian, Andrew, both of Olathe; father, Harold of Ingram, Texas; mother, Ilse of Marion; brother, Barry of McPherson; sisters, Monica Farrow of Belleville, Ark., Holly Robinson of Marion. Memorial has been established with Valley United Methodist Church. Zeiner Funeral Home.

Coss, Ada Mae, 69, retired Kitchen Cafe waitress, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 9 a.m. Tuesday, Larrison Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Thomas; son, Terry of Pratt; daughters, Lecrecia of Lincolnville, Judy Sinclair of Pratt; sisters, Pauline Sines, Ruby Hindman, both of Pratt; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Pratt Regional Medical Center Gifts & Bequests.

McCall, Randall Douglas "Randy," 37, Amanda Arnold Elementary School student teacher and Rentway employee, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service is private. 
Survivors: wife, Kristi; parents, Richard and Barbara of Pratt; brother, Richard of Hutchinson; sister, Rhonda Dixon of Pratt; grandmother, Ada Wanamaker of Russell. Memorials have been established with the Pratt High School Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund and the Oklahoma City Ronald McDonald House. Larrison Mortuary.

McGuire, Vera A., 93, McGuire Grocery owner and operator, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. 
Survivors: son, John of San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Donna Arrowsmith of Sedgwick; brother, Milton Pat Woolman of Phoenix; sister, Opal Schmidt of Wichita; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Bentley United Methodist Church.

Minnis, Mildred, 92, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Minnis Chapel. 
Survivors: son, Douglas of St. Joseph, Mo.; daughters, Donna Lacock of Tulare, Calif., Janet Jimison of Arkansas City; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and the Pink Ladies of Stafford District Hospital.

Pfeifer, Lindsey Michelle, 10, daughter of Steve and Connie Pfeifer, Stockton Grade School fourth-grade student, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stockton United Methodist Church.
Other survivors: brother, Colton at home; grandparents, Gail Lynch of Plainville, Caroline Manis of Woodston; great-grandmother, LaVelle Lynch of Azusa, Calif. Memorials have been established with KID-LINK and Developmental Services of North West Kansas. Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.

Buchanan, Donald S., 51, Blanchet Machine Shop machinist, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Memorial service 4 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sister, Barbara Boeck of Sarasota, Fla. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Darlington, Lorene, 83, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Arcadia Christian Church. Visitation 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita. 
Survivors: sons, Gary, Ronald, both of Park City; daughters, Retha Wooldridge, Constance Pouyamehr, both of Park City; sisters, Emma Harris of Fulton, Mo., Ellen Carlson of Arcadia, Weymouth Filkins of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mellie Heric of Bay City, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Dill, Hannah Cordelia, 73, Boeing Wichita sheetmetal worker, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Towanda Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Melvin of Tucson, Clarence of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sister Ellen Neel of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita.

Ervin, Marion, 82, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service pending. 
Survivors: son, Mark of Wichita; daughter, Sherry Cranor of Wichita; brother, Russell Maine of Colorado; sister, Margaret Barr of Utah; three grandchildren. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Herbert, Eva B., 74, First Presbyterian Church preschool teacher, died Friday, April 16, 1999. Service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lakeview Funeral Home.

Mullens, Frances N. (Lavin), 91, retired Thurston's credit manager, died Friday, April 16, 1999. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Maize Cemetery. 
Survivor: sister, Josephine Sager of Laguna Hills, Calif. Cochran Mortuary, Wichita.

Salter, Bettie (Hetrick) "Het," 82, retired City National Bank officer, retired executive secretary, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Mission Chapel Mausoleum. 
Survivors: cousins, Robert Ruthrauff of Boulder, Colo., Geraldine McCabe of Maitland, Fla. Memorials have been established with St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, Mont. 59004; Hospice Inc.; and Venture House Episcopal Social Services, Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Sims, Gene Ellis Sr., 79, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. painter, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 1 p.m. today, Westlink Church of Christ. 
Survivors: sons, Russell, Dale, Gene Jr., all of Wichita; daughters, Mary Jane Bates of Goddard, Lois Rideau of Okmulgee, Okla., Claudette Carter, Della Moody, both of Wichita; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary.

Unruh, August, 92, retired farmer, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. 
Survivors: wife, Susie; daughters, Margie Wells of Chanute, Janette Taylor of Wichita; sister, Amelia Nightengale of North Newton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee.

Miller, Norma Jean, 68, former Hi-Lo Industries supervisor, died Friday, April 16, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel. 
Survivors: husband, Euell "Tally"; son, Joe of Shawnee; daughters, Vina, Debbie, both of Chanute; brothers, Delbert Potter of Bartlesville, Okla., Robert Potter of Winfield; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Schultheiss, Wanda, 75, homemaker, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Rosary 10 a.m. Wednesday, Potts Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Rick of Cherryvale; daughter, Karen of Caney; brother, Jim Evans of Wakita, Okla.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

Fierro, Mary A., 92, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Private services. 
Survivors: sons, John of Dodge City, Eugene of Forest Hill, Md., Charles of Carmichael, Calif.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Swaim Funeral Home.

Harms, Ervin F., 90, farmer, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: wife, Corrinne; son, Ronald of Dodge City; daughters, Janice Tanner of Newcastle, Wyo., Linda Pelton of Colleyville, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Holy Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund. Swaim Funeral Home.

Canada, Winifred M. "Winnie," 81, retired Saco Oil Co. secretary, died Monday, April 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Charles; sons, David of Lenoir City, Tenn., Richard of Corpus Christi, Texas, Douglas of Crosby, Daniel of Wichita; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with the Alzheimer's Association and First United Methodist Church. Carlson Funeral Home.

Greenawalt, Dorothy L., 87, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Ellinwood, food service employee, died Saturday, April 10, 1999. Memorial services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, Lincoln; 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakin-Comanche Cemetery, Ellinwood. 
Survivors: daughters, Jane French of Pago Pago, American Samoa, Betsy Bjerke of Goodyear, Ariz.; sister, Betty Ziegenbusch of Ellinwood; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. John's Lutheran Church. Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood.

Spencer, Lois Marie, 77, retired Wichita Veterans Administration Hospital dietitian, died Monday, April 19, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Elmdale United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: sister, Ila Mae Whitlock of Elmdale; brother, Clayton Spencer of Springfield, Mo. Memorial has been established with the Elmdale United Methodist Church. Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls.

Holmes, Herschel E., 86, retired construction worker and fix-it man, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Maxine; son, Richard of Newport News, Va.; daughter, Sandra Wenz of Timberlake, Ohio; sister, Ogreta Simmons of Overland Park; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., Wichita.

Ehler, Lloyd Earl, 79, retired U.S. Post Office postal clerk, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: wife, Eileen; son, Gary of Amarillo, Texas; daughter, Nancy Schmidt of Wichita; brother, Harold of Holyrood; sisters, Verna Smith of Pueblo, Colo., Vera Farabaugh of Nardin, Okla., Gladys Bishop of Stillwater, Okla.; four grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church. Bryant-Christians Funeral Home.

Fox, Lowell E., 86, formerly of Claflin, retired farmer and business, Sun Oilwell Cementing secretary/treasurer, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Mary; daughter, Carmen Tam of Fremont, Calif.; stepson, Kent Weltmer of Westmont, Ill.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Claflin Scholarship Fund.

Phillips, Maurice Roy, 67, of Honolulu, formerly of Great Bend, Triad Insurance Agency insurance agent, died Saturday, April 10, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend. 
Survivors: wife, Jennie; brothers, Marion of Cleveland, Okla., Francis of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Beverly Brummett of Elgin, Ill., Joyce Essmiller of Great Bend. Memorial has been established with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for Lung Cancer Research.

Schoendaller, Julius J., 79, retired heavy machinery operator for Hunter Construction, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Honor guard, rosaries and vigil 6 p.m. today, Hays Memorial Chapel; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Sara; son, LaVern of Hays; daughters, JoAnn Trujillo of Santa Fe, N.M., Paula Keefer of Augusta; brothers, Frank of Longmont, Colo., Wendelin of Hays; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Troyer, Charity Irene, 92, formerly of Inman, homemaker, former teacher, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 9 a.m. Wednesday, West Liberty Cemetery, Inman; memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. 
Survivors: sons, Curtis of Middlebury, Ind., Paul of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters, Leabell Miller of Fairview, Mich., Marilyn Hartman of Haven; brothers, Leroy Gingerich of Versailles, Mo., Paul Gingerich of Hesston, Simon Gingerich of Elkhart, Ind., Clayton Gingerich of Mountain Home, Ark.; sisters, Eunice Histand of Goshen, Ind., Lois Bender of Wellman, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Mennonite Board of Missions and Schowalter Villa. Miller Funeral Home.

Rock, Sybil M., 81, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Milford Congregational Church. 
Survivors: husband, Bill; daughters, Judy Clausen of Thailand, Karen Novak of Lenexa, Glenna Dautel of Hope; stepson, Tony Rock of Manhattan; stepdaughter, Linda Gramly of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, Charles Singleton of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Carlson-Becker Funeral Home.

Lisman, Bernice E., 83, of Evergreen, Colo., formerly of Hutchinson, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Hutchinson; service 10 a.m. Thursday, Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. 
Survivors: husband, Tracy; son, Stanley Baugh of Anaheim, Calif.; daughter, Donna Wale of Golden, Colo.; sisters, Elizabeth Bourell of Hutchinson, Alice Dunbar of Ephrata, Wash.; two grandchildren. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mitchell, Ruth M., 85, homemaker, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Potts Chapel. 
Survivors: sons, Jack of Coffeyville, Don of Sonoma, Calif., Tim of Independence; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Liberty Methodist Church.

Fox, Edward T. Sr., 58, former truck driver, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Longton Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Thomas of Udall, Edward Jr. of Longton; brothers, Wayne of Phoenix, Jesse of Pineville, Mo.; sisters, Mary Shield of Douglass, Georgia Gilbert, Darlene Gilbert, both of Longton; half brother, Bill Johnson of Grand Prairie, Texas; half sister, May Shelton of Arlington, Texas. Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.

Van Norman, Edith Grace, 90, homemaker, died Monday, April 19, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sillin Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Max; son, Lester of Shawnee Mission; sisters, Edna Rush of Wichita, Ethyle Hulse of Marquette, Eunice Hunsinger of Miltonvale, Elizabeth Murray of Augusta; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Church of the Nazarene.

Bentrup, Esther M., 75, retired Oxnard Press Courier advertising department account executive, died Monday, April 19, 1999. Service 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. 
Survivors: son, Robert Jr. of Hilton Head, S.C.; daughter, Linda Kay Weeks of Moundridge; brother, Paul Conrad of Houston; sister, Leona Weaver of Lamar, Colo.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with First Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson, and the American Diabetes Association. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Welborn, Mary Frances, 80, homemaker, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Roselawn Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
Survivors: husband, Theodore; son, Steve of Salina; daughters, Connie Kienzie of Arcata, Calif., Susan Brown of Gardner, Wendy Sweeney of Hays; brother, Jack Apodaca of Palm Springs, Calif.; sister, Loretta Clark of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Leukemia Society of America.

Blankinship, Carol Ann, 56, registered nurse, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Riley Cemetery, Monett. 
Survivors: husband, Lee; son, Darrel of Sedan; daughters, Susie Loftin, Karen Hopkins, both of Sedan, Mary Werner of Wichita, mother, Dorthea Hutton of Sedan; brother, Clark Hutton of Dexter; sisters, Dianna Hutton of Sedan, Sharon Blankinship of Sedan; 13 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Sedan United Methodist Church. Graves Funeral Home of Caney.

Bird, Ora Hazel, 100, of Edmond, Okla., former Stafford resident, homemaker, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Minnis Chapel. 
Survivors: daughters, Betty Bird-Smith of New Braunfels, Texas, Barbara Hershey of Oklahoma City, Carole Smith of Liberty, Mo. Memorials have been established with Stafford First Christian Church, Oklahoma Christian Home, Edmond, and Village Christian Church, Oklahoma City.

Carlos, Robert A. Don, 82, Sterling Drilling Co. roughneck and Detroiter Mobile Homes carpenter, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sillin Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Phyllis; sisters, Josephine Irwin of Bartlesville, Okla., Javine Morris of Alexandria, Va. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

Daggett, Merle L., 81, retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Gerry; sons, Ronald of Red Bank, N.J., Brent of Nevada City, Calif.; daughters, Janel of Mountain View, Calif., Carol of Watervliet, N.Y.; brother, Lawrence of Independence; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Miles Funeral Service.

Reynolds, Iona Fern (Dewey), 89, of Altoona, Pa., formerly of Yates Center, retired Fort Riley federal government employee, died Thursday, April 15, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Yates Center. 
Survivors: sons, John Bridwell of Boulder, Colo., Ted Reynolds of Gig Harbor, Wash.; daughters, Madelon Grannas of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Dorothy Reynolds of Louisville, Ky., Kathy Mayhew of Baltimore, Md., Nancy Padilla of Canfield, Ohio; brothers, Owen Dewey of Yates Center, Amil Dewey of Yulee, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center.


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