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Brown, Jack W., 80, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Wichita, retired Morrell Meats regional sales manager, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria, Ariz. 
Survivors: wife, Etta; daughters, Jacque Bailey, Linda Rea, both of Glendale, Connie Hoskinson of Goddard; sister, Thelma Kimbal of Brookfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Deffenbaugh, Mildred S., 96, former Sedgwick County assistant election commissioner, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Zion United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Leslie Ingram of Wichita; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Hospice, Inc and Zion United Methodist Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Erdman, Emma K., 97, formerly of Abilene and Alva, Okla., former Boeing Wichita employee, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. 
Survivors: granddaughter, Michele DeBerry of Wichita; brothers, A.A. Gallon of Alva, Lester Gallon of Fredonia; sister, Dorothy Rose of Woodward, Okla.; two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Fleitz, Ella D. "Oma," 73, SJJ Wakefield Ranch of Atlanta, Kan., co-owner, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Service 10 a.m. today, Church of the Magdalen. 
Survivors: husband, Anson; son, James of Wichita; daughter, Susan of Wichita; nephew raised by her, Peter Rauch of Munich, Germany; three grandchildren. Lakeview Funeral Home.

Law, Floyd G., 80, retired Coleman Company tool and die maker, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Broadway Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Marie; son, Floyd of Wichita; daughters, Risa Holland, Sharon Bryant, Debbie Tuter, Darlene Smith, Linda Acosta, all of Wichita; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Lopez, Nicolas Joe, 1-year-old son of Kara Dorrell and Michael Lopez, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 11 a.m. today, Cochran Mortuary.
Other survivors: brothers, Robert Ayer of Maize, Devon Dorrell of Louisville, Ky., Lee Lopez of Wellington; sister, Mia Lopez of Wichita, grandparents, Connie Irwin of Austin, Texas, Secora Galvan of Wichita, Tom Dorrell of Valencia, Calif., Manuel Galvan of Texas. Memorial has been established with Rainbows United.

Lott, Tommy, 84, retired Merchant Marine seaman, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, True Word Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church. 
Survivors: wife, Mattie; daughter, Fannie Dupree of St. Louis; 13 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Lowe, Jerry J., 68, retired Raytheon Aircraft Co. human resources employee, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: sons, Steven, David, both of Wichita; daughters, Shari Simon, Krystal Jones, both of Wichita; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Patterson, Ethel F., 91, homemaker, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Mission Chapel Mausoleum. 
Survivors: husband, Harley; son, Clarence of Wichita; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Paul AME Church. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Saliba, Jimmie M., 84, self-employed businessman and insurance agent, died Monday, April 27, 1999. Services 7 p.m. Thursday, St. George Christian Orthodox Cathedral, 11 a.m. Friday, Old Mission Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Virginia; son, Michael II of New Orleans; daughters, Yvonne Saliba Pendleton of Dallas, Oliva Saliba of Wichita; sisters, Jameely Saad, Jeanette Saliba, both of Dothan, Ala., Josephine Cohlmia of Wichita; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. George Christian Orthodox Cathedral. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Schantz, L. Ross "Doc," D.D.S., 85, retired dentist, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service pending. 
Survivors: wife, Wanda; son, Lee of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; daughter, Becky Cook of Lawrence; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with the Midian Plane of Mercy Fund and Plymouth Congregational Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East Chapel.

Schreff, Alfred, 61, executive chef for Latour Management, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, First Pentecostal Church. 
Survivors: wife, Melanie; son, Jared, daughter, Alexandra, all of the home; brother, Joachim of Frankfort, Germany. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Broadway Mortuary.

Whitehead, Thomas W., 69, died Monday, April 26, 1999. No services. 
Survivors: sons, Howard of Tupelo, Miss., Mark of Manchester, Wash.; brothers, Joe of Andover, Jack of Port Richey, Fla.; sister, Mary Webster of Hemet, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with SCCS Hospice. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Worrall, Ralph Amos, 86, of Shell Knob, Mo., formerly of Wichita and Scranton, retired Southwestern Bell employee, died Friday, April 23, 1999. Services 11 a.m. today, Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob. 
Survivors: wife, Helen; sisters, Frances Ritchie of Shelby, Mich., Esther Shafer of Anchorage, Alaska. Memorial has been established with Shriners Childrens Hospitals.

Wright, Earl L., 70, retired KG&E employee, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. No services. 
Survivors: wife, Gladys; sons, Stuart of Cameron Park, Calif., Mike of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Earleen Christian of Leon, Linda Wright of Visalia, Calif., Debbie Good of Wichita, Patti Thompson of Bozeman, Mont.; stepsons, Rod Drouhard, Greg Drouhard, both of Wichita; stepdaughters, Delpha Drouhard, Anita McCune, both of Wichita; brothers, Raymond of Taft, Calif., Jack, Allen, both of Snowflake, Ariz.; sisters, Thelma Walden of Wichita, Lillie Austin of Tulare, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Works and Hospice, Inc. Broadway Mortuary.

Morse, Ernest A., 80, retired Citizens Bank president and chairman of the board, former employee of Commerce Trust Co., Dun and Bradstreet and Texaco Oil Co., died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Abilene First Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Ruth; daughters, Cathy Whitehair of Abilene, Ann Huntington of Kansas City; stepsons, Donald Joseph of Houston, Richard Joseph of New York City; stepdaughters, Anne Joseph of Mill Valley, Calif., Susan Taylor of Minden, Neb.; sister, Peggy Stark of Houston; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Presbyterian Church. Danner Funeral Home.

Young, Helen E., 89, of Canon City, Colo., formerly of Abilene, retired bakery owner, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Abilene Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Mary Grimsley of Canon City, Saundra Stienmier of Castle Rock, Colo.; brother, Karl Rutz, sister, Ann Shane, both of Abilene; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene.

Russell, Claude H., 88, retired Garfield School custodian, former Sinclair Oil Co. employee, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Parsons. 
Survivors: wife, Leona; son, Jerry of Nacogdoches, Texas; stepsons, Fred Moody of Benbrook, Texas, Jim Moody of Wichita; stepdaughters, Jeri Anne Miorandi of Coffeyville, Marcia Costner of Wichita, Phyllis Moody of Little Switzerland, N.C.; brother, Walter of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Darline Barber of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and the American Heart Association. Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.

Carmean, Martha E., 89, retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Forest Park Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Elwood Poston of Anthony; daughter, Maurita Lee of Lakebay, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Anthony Hospital Lab. Elliott Mortuary.

Crow, Mack R., 91, farmer, retired City Power Plant employee, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Hope; sons, Glenn of Wichita, Jerry of Casper, Wyo., Gayle Irvin of Andover; daughter, Ethel Connell of Hutchinson; sisters, Wilma Nichols of Haysville, Nellie Rector of Garden City; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

Herrin, Harold Hilton, 92, retired Mid West Electric Supply Co. employee, died Friday, April 23, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, Central Christian Church, Arkansas City. 
Survivors: wife, Ernestine; daughter, Barbara Herrin of Chicago; nieces and nephews. Memorials have been established with Central Christian Church and Lion Club Sight Foundation. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Clark, Donald Leroy, 52, former Jim Potter Roofing roofer, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Private services have been held. Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.

McIntosh, Vesta Evelyn, 104, retired teacher, retired grocery store owner-operator, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Olson's Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Dr. James of Missoula, Mont.; daughter, Betty MacNaughton of Leawood; sisters, Sadie Bernhardt of Marion, Margie Pankratz of Salina; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church, Canton.

Lousch, Geneva Lois, 91, homemaker, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: sons, Richard of Tulsa, Roger of Wichita, Larry of Coldwater, Terry of Terre Haute, Ind.; daughters, Loma Gear of Denver, Carol Kluge of Coldwater, Donna Harper of Woodward, Okla.; sister, June Cox of Coldwater; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the Comanche County Hospital and Southwind Hospice. Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home.

McChesney, Joseph W., 71, retired Cities Service Gas Co. operating engineer, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Cambridge (Kan.) Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Alberta; daughters, Shavaun Vernon of Bendena, Brenna Dwight of Pennsylvania; mother, Mae McChesney of Dexter; sister, Judith McChesney of Phoenix; four grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Grouse Valley Manor, Cambridge Presbyterian Church and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.

Callender, Deb, 43, formerly of Holcomb, phlebotomist at Lane County Hospital and formerly at Garden Medical Clinic, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Mark; son, Sam, daughter, Annie, all of the home; parents, Edwin and Doris Serafini of Camp Verde, Ariz.; brothers, Jay Serafini of Lyons, Colo., John Serafini of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Karen Weideman of Colorado Springs, Connie Serafini of Fayetteville, Ark. Boomhower Funeral Home.

Broyles, Letha Maree Whitaker, 96, homemaker, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Orley Whitaker, Maynard Whitaker, both of Dodge City; daughter, Margaret Lampe of Dodge City; stepdaughter, Eula Ruth Bruce of Wichita; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Good Samaritan Center. Swaim Funeral Home.

Russell, H. Noel, 74, retired Butler County assistant manager, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Casement Cemetery, rural Sedan. 
Survivors: wife, Betty; brother, Roland of Ozark, Ark.; sister, Ruth Workman of Independence. Memorial has been established with The Hollow Project, Sedan. Graves Funeral Home, Caney.

Hanson, Lois L., 93, formerly of Wichita, Fort Scott and Lawrence, homemaker, former physical education and math teacher, died Tuesday, April 27. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. 
Survivors: son, David of Eudora; sister, Alice Wright of Fort Pierce, Fla.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Eudora Nursing Center. Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

Olson, Beulah E., 91, homemaker, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home.
Survivors: son, Lyle of Eureka; daughters, Joan Harding of Eureka, Melba Asher of Wichita, Eleanor Adams of Beloit; brother, Ted Freeman of Eureka; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Christ Lutheran Church and Medicalodge of Eureka.

Woods, Donald Lee, 68, retired State of Kansas and Archer Daniels Midland Co. grain inspector, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Belleview Cemetery, Buxton. 
Survivors: son, Leslie of Wichita; daughter, Donna Wiersma of Alva, Fla.; sister, JoAnn Solomon of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Timmons Funeral Home.

Harris, Josephine L., 74, homemaker, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Services will be held at a later date. 
Survivors: husband, Raymond; sons, Michael of Bartlesville, Okla., Mark of Norman, Okla., Kirk of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Madison.

Classen, Susana Margaret, 80, retired Hoisington National Bank head cashier, former teacher, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott. 
Survivors: daughter, Sujean Jeffries of Middletown, Rhode Island; sister, Marion Brown of Arkansas City; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with University of Kansas Endowment Fund, Williams Fund.

Hopkins, Cora L., 94, former Boeing and creamery employee, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence. 
Survivors: daughters, Jeane Jackson of Wildomar, Calif., Ima Scott of Woodburn, Ore.; sister, Nadine Jackson of Irvine, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Potts Chapel.

Wiens, Lois, 60, retired Johnson State Bank secretary and former Stanton County Library librarian, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Southern Baptist Church, Ulysses. 
Survivors: husband, Robert; daughters, Sheila Hoffman of Littleton, Colo., Deanna Wilkerson of Lakewood, Colo.; stepdaughter, Teresa Wiens Carlson of Green River, Wyo.; stepsons, James Wiens, Sam Wiens, both of Wasilla, Alaska, Randal Wiens of Evanston, Wyo.; brother, J.C. Yeager of Westminister, Colo.; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren. Memorial has been established with Stanton County Library. Garnand Funeral Home.

Miller, Jenell D., 39, U.S. Navy disabled veteran, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion; 2 p.m. Friday, Burrton (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: companion, Cindy Coggin of the home; father, Dean Miller of Burrton; mother, Charmaine Shonk of Wichita; sister, Shawn Voth of Marion. Memorial has been established with International Childrens Care.

Roth, Rose B., 96, retired teacher and farmer, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Francis of Los Angeles, Joseph of Overland Park; daughter, Rose Marie Clum of Topeka; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Frank Funeral Home, Wellington.

Arnett, Delphia Bell, 94, homemaker, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. today, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo, Texas. 
Survivors: son, Luke of Los Lunas, N.M.; seven grandchildren including caregiver, LaRonda Powell of Mulvane; 16 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.

Mai, Rubyann (Kloth), 43, formerly of Wichita, Franklin Elementary teacher, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Salina. 
Survivors: husband, The Rev. Loren Mai; son, Erik, daughter, Amanda Mai, both of the home; parents, The Rev. Robert and Patricia Kloth, brother, Timothy Kloth, sisters, Rhoda Kloth, Ellen Garcia, all of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Immanuel Lutheran Church Foundation. Ryan Mortuary.

Cavanaugh, Louise A., 97, retired St. Mary's College Commerce Department chair, died Saturday, April 24, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Esbon. 
Survivors: brother, Joseph Cavanaugh of Plainview, Mich.; several nephews and one niece. Melby Mortuary, Mankato.

Roberts, Grace R., 79, retired Gibson's Store clerk, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Park Place Christian Church, Hutchinson. 
Survivors: daughter, Sharon Roberts of Wichita; brother, Earl Grigsby of Artesia, N.M.; sister, Edna Sprague of Laurel, Mont.; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and Park Place Christian Church. Elliott Mortuary.

Fogle, Judith Ann (Knopp), 42, homemaker, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Miles Funeral Service, Winfield. 
Survivors: sons, Dustin of Udall, Shane of Dexter; father, John Knopp of Burlington, Iowa; sisters, Clara Johnson, Lin Baker, both of Burlington, Iowa, Rita Hermann of Udall, Johna Knopp of Ponca City, Okla. 


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