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Blackburn, Valora Lucile, 96, retired Spanish teacher, died Tuesday, Sept. 28. Visitation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Williams Funeral Home, Anthony; service 2 p.m. Saturday, Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony. 
Survivors: nephew, Richard Blackburn of Dallas; niece, Carol Coffman of Lakewood, Colo. Memorials have been established with Wichita Presbyterian Manor's Good Samaritan Fund, Anthony Christian Church and American Cancer Society.

Conley, O. Daniel, 42, Earth Grains Bread Co. route driver, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Broadway Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Bridgett; sons, Daniel of the home, Robert of Chico, Calif.; daughters, Minnetta of the home, Ashley Henneysey of Pratt, Michelle of Chico, Calif.; mother, Minnetta Conley of Wichita; brother, Dwight of Ruskin, Fla.; sisters, Roberta Lewis of Ruskin, Fla., Freda Baird of Prattsburg, N.Y., Virginia Britt of Riverview, Fla.

Embray, Ralph Issac, 72, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Friday Sept. 24, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Vann-Gettis Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Minnie; sons, Veston and Derek of Wichita, Tony Wallace of Wichita, Edward Wallace of Mission, Thomas and Carmen of Texas; daughters, Ada of California, Mae Jones of Wichita, Bobbie Clay of Bel Aire; sister, Reva Jo Embray-Delpino of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Farran, Howard "Gene," 61, Advantage Sales & Marketing sales supervisor, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday, service 11 a.m. Monday, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Colleen; sons, Howard of Phoenix, Paul of Lawrence; daughters, Sister Anne, O.C.D. of Lake Elmo, Minn., Jeanmarie Murry, Kaleen Farran, both of Wichita, Kellie Schmitz of Ft. Smith, Ark., Shelly Jones of Lee's Summit, Mo.; brothers, Jerry of Parsons, Mark of Nevada, Mo.; 11 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Building Fund. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.

Faulkner, Marion E., 55, died Saturday, September 25, 1999. Service 5 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Newburgh, N.Y. 
Survivors: sons, Darryl Green, Mark Smith, both of Wichita, Aaron Smith of Mount Morris, N.Y.; daughter, Cherly Sanders of Wichita; eight grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

Helm, Robert, E. , 54, City of Wichita building inspector, died Monday Sept. 27, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Shirley; daughters, Stacey Urban of Wichita, Carrie Helm of the home; mother, Vesta Ardnt of Alva, Okla.; sisters, Norma Jean Stone of Beggs, Okla., Rita Knight of Springdale, Ark., Joyce Loftis of Bentonville, Ark.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter.

Hodges, Vida M., 89, homemaker, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999. Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: sons, Glen of Niangua, Mo., Gene, Jim, both of Wichita, Paul of Palmdale, Calif.; daughters, Mary Wilmott, Sue Huffman, Maggie Turner, Connie Harms, all of Wichita, Martha Kanelakos of Corpus Christi, Texas, Evelyn Strong of Olathe; sisters, Elizabeth Loos of Niles, Mich.; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Hoover, Virgie C. (Sharp) , 76, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. electrical wiring employee, died Wednesday Sept. 29, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. 
Survivors: companion, Bob Logsdon; sons, Richard Sharp of Wichita, Michael Sharp of Sedgwick; daughter, Virginia Clites of Wichita; brothers, Quincy Utter of Wichita, Hershel Utter of Grand Junction, Colo., Clifford Utter of Wichita; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice.

Miller, James Edward Sr., 71, of Okla., formerly of Wichita, radio stations AABC and KAEZ-FM (Okla.) founder, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999. Service Saturday, Corpus Christi (Texas) Catholic Church. Rolfe Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Rogers, James Henry, 80, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. sheet metal assembler, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Greater St. Mary, B.C. 
Survivors: son, Kevin of Wichita; brother, William, sister, Helen Kelley, both of Columbia, Mo.; three grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

Stark, Conradin, O.F.M., 92, of Cincinnati, formerly of Wichita, Franciscan Friar, parishes in Emporia, Garden Plain, Wichita, and Kansas City priest, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999. No local service. 
Survivors: brother, Ernest, sisters, Alvina Dunzer, Josephine Graff, all of Kansas City. Albert Boehmer & son Funeral Home, Cincinnati.

Steven, Mildred, P. , 78, retired homemaker, died Sunday Sept. 26, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Hillside Funeral Home East. 
Survivors: husband, Albert; daughter, Deborah Faux of Pheonix; brother, Carlos Polk of Pratt; sisters, Ruby Watkins of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Gwendolyn Stroup of Hutchinson, Pauline Jamison of Bartlesville, Okla.; three grandchildren. 

Stewart, Daniel D., 79, World War II veteran and retired service station attendant, died Monday, September 27, 1999. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Clarksville, Texas. 
Survivors: sisters, Zetta Williams of Wichita, Frances Calahan, Christa Bell Stewart, both of Clarksville, Texas. Jackson Mortuary.

Stocks, Bryan Lee, 33, of Homes Beach, Fla., formerly of Wichita, a boat sales company outfitter and mechanic, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, service 10 a.m. Monday, both at Resthaven Mortuary.
Bryan graduated from Collegiate High School and received an Associate's Degree from Butler County Community College. He toured in the Navy and then settled in New Haven, Conn., then in Waldoboro, Maine, and finally in Orlando Fla. for the past four years. 
Survivors: father and stepmother, Earnest and Karen Stocks of Wichita; mother and stepfather, Jean and George Angle of Wichita; sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Kevin Atterberry of Lawrence; grandmother, Gertie Stocks of Fairfield, Ala.; uncle and wife, Tom and Rochelle Stocks of Arab, Ala.; uncle, Tom Barber of Loxley, Ala.; aunt and husband, Martha and Scott Burrough of Fultondale, Ala.; aunt, Harriet Barber of Birmingham, Ala.

Tate, Lawrence A., 74, retired Boeing Wichita executive board member and retired Lodge #834 union organizer and president, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Maxine; sons, Larry of Andover, Jerry of Wichita; sisters, Florence Herd of Ava, Mo., Pauline Brixey of Wenatchee, Wash., Hazel Turner of Wichita; four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

White, Leslie R., 74, retired Boeing Wichita electronics instructor and automobile mechanic, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Marie; sons, Bill of Wichita, Leslie of Des Moines, Wash.; brothers, Paul, Phillip, both of Wichita; sister, Virginia Harlow of Buda, Texas; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Make-a-wish Foundation.

Falkenberg, Tom, 85, retired farmer and John Deere employee, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Martin's Catholic Church. 
Survivors: son, Paul of Caldwell; daughters, Ella Dale of Coyle, Okla., Helen Mitchell of Wellington; sister, Fawnie Wiley of Conway Springs; eight grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Martin's Altar Society and Caldwell Hospital Auxiliary. Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary.

Wulf, Cleota Viola (Lansdown), 92, homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service 11 a.m. today, St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Wanda Miller of Cheney; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain.

Pearson, Sophia Ina, 92, homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Visitation noon to 9 p.m. (family present 7 to 8 p.m.) Sunday, Kendall Funeral Chapel; service 2 p.m. Monday, Simpson United Methodist Church, Alta Vista. 
Survivors: husband, John; sons, Charles of Great Bend, John Jr. of Dublin, Calif., Lloyd of Tonganoxie, Donald of Concordia, Dick of Omaha; daughters, Berti Teneyck of Haysville, Deloris Raby of Pickens, S.C., Debra Wilson of Americus; sisters, Celia Glessner of Junction City, Donna Cowdin of Jamesville, Minn.; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Burress, Kenny, 75, former hydraulic technician, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunset Lawns Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Linda Rhine of Pico Rivera, Calif.; sister, Clair Christoph of Leadville, Colo.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Carlson Funeral Home.

Andersen, Alta May, 99, homemaker, baby sitter and nurse, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Lawn Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Stanley of Goddard, Glenn of Emporia; daughter, Audrey Weller of Emporia, Mary Brust of Wichita; sisters, Dorothy Vincent of Hutchinson, Elizabeth Marin of Emporia; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Emporia Fire Department Light Stick Fund. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

Near, Scott A., 40, Marine veteran, Valley View Cemetery and Sunset Memorial Gardens labor foreman, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Visitation 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, service 2 p.m. today, both at Garnand Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Stacie; parents, Jay and Sue Near of Garden City; brothers, Steve, Curtis, both of Garden City, Mitchell of Lawrence. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Gabriel, Rhoda Lena, 78, homemaker and baby sitter, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Gathering at the home; visitation 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, service 11 a.m., all at Fryberger Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Frank; son, Dennis of Topeka; daughter, Kathy Ann Lamb of Great Bend; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Highrise Kitchen Band.

Gunn, Richard Joseph, 86, Gunn's Clothing Store owner-operator, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Private family memorial service. 
Survivors: wife, Mary; sons, William of Denver, Robert of Mishawaka, Ind., Lyle of Great Bend; daughters, Kathryn Lawrence of Dayton, Ohio, Rosemary Clark of Neosho, Mo.; brother, Robert of Great Bend; sisters, Marjorie Stoskopf of Santa Maria, Calif., Patricia Campbell of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Congregational, United Church of Christ. Bryant-Christians Funeral Home.

Whisler, Beryle Mae Etta, 90, homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Services 2 p.m. today, Brockmeier Funeral Chapel; burial today, White City (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Berylene Brockmeier of Herington; sister, Ferne Potter of Abilene; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Schmidt, Charles W., 85, former Harvey County Highway Department employee and retired Hesston Corp. employee, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Miller Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Monday, College Mennonite Church. 
Survivors: son, Richard of Bozeman, Mont.; daughters, Jeanne Banulski of Dixmont, Maine, Marilyn Ruby of N. Aurora, Ill., Carol Sooby of Newton; brothers, Harold of Hesston, Clarence of Ferndale, Wash., Milton of Walton, Earl of Pawnee Rock; sisters, Elsie Zielke of Newton, Edna Schrag of Wichita; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson's Disease Association and Camp Mennoscah.

Blackford, Maud Alice, 89, retired rural elementary school teacher (Graham, Trego and Cheyenne Counties) and Hill City third grade teacher, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Visitation 8 to 11 a.m. today, Spencer Chapel; visitation 1 to 2 p.m. today, service 2 p.m., both at Hill City (Kan.) United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Pauline Fishel of Colby; brother, Bill Wood of McPherson; stepson, Robert Blackford of Albert; stepdaughters, Charlene Hildebrand of Logan, Shelia Blackford of Henderson, Colo.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hill City United Methodist Church.

Little, Sanford M., 79, Army veteran and retired City of Hoisington employee, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Memorial service 10 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Mary June; sons, John of New Haven, Mo., Sanford II of Kilgore, Texas; daughter, Rhonda of the home; sister, Arlene Schultz of Wellington; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and Sunflower Diversified Services. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

Fortner, Margaret J. "Maggie," 73, retired Wal-Mart salesperson, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Visitation 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Elliott Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fairlawn Burial Park. 
Survivors: son, Cliff Avery of Gastonia, N.C.; daughters, Diane Strausberg, Rene Morford, both of Hutchinson; stepsons, Lee Fortner Jr., Mike Fortner, Bruce Fortner, all addresses unavailable; stepdaughters, Marla Rainwater of Bremerton, Wash., Cindy Broder, address unavailable; mother, Anna Seward Brice-Nash, sister, Martha Graber, both of Hutchinson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Leukemia Society of America.

Potter, Clifford Leroy, 87, retired farmer and accountant, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: stepsons, Karl Shultz of Ephrata, Wash., Andrew Shultz of Hutchinson, Mark Shultz, Clark Shultz, both of Wichita; 16 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Regier, Elizabeth, 88, domestic worker, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service 10 a.m. today, first Mennonite Church. 
Survivors: several cousins. Memorial has been established with First Mennonite Church. Buhler Mortuary, Buhler.

Sitts, Leo A., 69, social security field representative, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Mary; son, Richard of Albuquerque; stepson, William Baker of Houston; stepdaughter, Virginia Meyer of New Braunsfels, Texas; brother, Osa of McPherson; sister, Madonna Damsgard of Sheffield, Ala. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and American Cancer Society. Potts Chapel.

Snider, George H., 93, retired Larned State Hospital aide, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. today, Morell Funeral Home; service 4 p.m. Saturday, Syracuse (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Eva of Leoti; son, Herndon of Joplin, Mo.; daughters, Laura Neuman of Kanopolis, Margaret Pritchard of Leoti; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kanopolis Public Library.

Kimzey, Vada P. (Towery), 83, homemaker, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Longton Baptist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Ralph; sons, David, Kevin, both of Elk City; daughters, Ruth Murphy of Austin, Colo., Faith Huddle, Maradean Phinney, both of Independence, Marguerite Rasmussen of Pratt, Janet Hadlock of Longton; sister, Helen Williams of Sedan; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Longton Senior Citizens and American Heart Association. Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard.

Henricks, Vergel H., 86, retired farmer and retired Boeing Wichita employee, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service 10 a.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home West. 
Survivors: son, L.D. of Sedgwick; daughter, Roseann Stith of Tulsa; brother, Durwood of Wichita; sister, Mary Underwood of Brush, Colo.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Bailey, Betty Jane, 71, USD #373 employee, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Petersen Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Sam; son, Glen of Wichita; daughters, Linda Hahn of Katy, Texas, Nancy Mitzel of Newton; mother, Dorothy May Dougherty of Newton; sisters, Alice Perry of Newton, Anna McLemore of Wichita; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Newton Church of God. 

Wahl, Albert L. "Al," 79, Marine veteran, Wahl Rexall Drugstore owner and pharmacist and Plainville State Bank director and treasurer, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Plainville United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Chelsa Mae; son, David of Smith Center; sisters, Doris Phillips of Seattle, Wash., Martha Jean Dole of Fellows, Calif. Memorial has been established with Plainville United Methodist Church.

Badillo, Juan Q. Sr. "John," 66, former cross-country truck driver and retired Central Trailers employee, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Service noon Saturday, First Assembly of God, Clinton. 
Survivors: wife, Lavancha; sons, John of Wichita, Roberto of El Dorado; daughters, Carolina of Tulsa, Elva Holliman of Weatherford; brothers, Thomas of Clinton, Mencho of Foss, Gilbert of Oklahoma City; sisters, Rosa Ortiz of Burns Flat, Janie Acura of Sentinel, Jessie Nunez of Drumright, Mary Badillo, Esther Badillo, both of Clinton; stepsons, Herschel Brooks, Dale Brooks, David Brooks, Donald Brooks, all of Wichita; stepdaughters, Linda Wright of Wichita, Alice Duerson of Pratt; nine grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.

Hornung, Bernard L., 86, farmer and retired CrustBuster employee, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. Vigil 7:30 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Robert of Vinita, Okla., Norbert of Offerle; daughters, Celine Hall of Larned, Carol Correll of Spearville, Jane Werner of Offerle; brother, William of Stratton, Colo.; sister, Martha Tasset of Dodge City; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Parkview Villa or Windthorst Heritage. Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City.

Charlsen, Robert Allen "Bob," 70, also of Newton, Navy veteran and heavy equipment operator, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Parker-Price Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Wilma; daughters, Kathi Rakestraw of Tecumseh, Debra Payne of Topeka; brothers, C.W. of Newton, George of Wichita; sister, Georgia Tigner of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Vossen, Rose Lee, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999. Service has been held. 
Survivors: daughter, Janet Whitehead of Westwood Hills; brother, Charlie Garretson of Clearwater; sister, Blanche Rosenberry of Borger, Texas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Paylor Funeral Home, Midwest City, Okla.


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