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Barnes, David W., 60, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Wichita, former children's dentist, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. 
Survivors: wife, Carol Ann of Birmingham; sons, Todd of Monroe, La., Scott of Houston, Clayton of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Amy Elizabeth of St. Louis; brother, Thomas of Wichita; sister, Trudy Sammer of Franklin, Tenn. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. Dunsford Chapel.

Blanc, Margaret E., 72, homemaker, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 1 p.m. today, both at Church of the Resurrection. 
Survivors: sons, Gary of Rose Hill, Warren of Kechi; daughter, Cathy Anderson of Wichita; brothers, Elmer Wolke of Wichita, Ralph Wolke, Donald Wolke both of Derby; sisters, Dorothy Schulte of Wichita, Evelyn Bagwell of Calif., Betty White of Haysville, Ann Wolke, Lucille Wolke both of Derby; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Church of the Resurrection Building Fund. DeVorss-Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Bruce, Matt, 42, warehouseman, died Sunday Oct. 31, 1999. Private family service. 
Survivors: companion, Mary Lowery; son, Erik of Wichita; mother, Carol of Wichita; father and step-mother, Herbert and Paula Bruce of Wichita; brother, Douglas of Wichita; stepsister, Paulette Webb of Los Angeles.

Crane, Charles P., 101, retired teacher and carpenter, died Wednesday Nov. 4, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Melvin of Wichita, Norman of Salem, Ore.; sister, Patricia Hansen of Kettle Falls, Wash.; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with West Towne Baptist Church.

Cromwell, Lola Evelyn, 80, of Fairview, Okla. formerly of Wichita, retired Cessna Aircraft electrical wiring employee, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Visitation 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Resthaven Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Glorious Bible Church. 
Survivors: sons, Wallace of Albuquerque, N.M., Phillip, James, Daniel all of Wichita, Jason of Grand Prairie, Texas; daughter, Janice Patterson of Fairview, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Dougherty, Grace, 78, homemaker, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Wake 7 p.m. today, Smith & Kernke Funeral Chapel; mass 10 a.m. Friday, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Oklahoma City. 
Survivors: husband, Bill; children, Jerry of Oklahoma City, Jeff and Diane Newhouse of Oklahoma City, Matt of Marion; sisters, Margaret Dougherty, Ruth Heatly, Mary Jane Jacques all of Mulvane, Helen York of Robertsdale, Ariz.; brothers, Ray of Oklahoma City, Kelly of Hinton, Okla., Pat of Columbia, Mo.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Carmelite Monastery Piedmont, Okla.

Elliott, Elsie Minnie, 97, former Rorabaugh-Buck Department Store secretary, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Cochran Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughter, Marjorie Bell of Costa Mesa, Calif.; brothers, Bryan Schultz, Dale Schultz both of Wichita, Curtis Schultz of Dayton, Texas; sister, Etta Pickering of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Lincoln Baptist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at CochranMortuary.com.

Gulley, Samuel Daniel, 70, retired Beech Aircraft experimental technician, died Sunday Oct. 31, 1999. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m., Old Mission Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Messiah Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Sylvia; son, Larry of Wichita; daughter, Debbie Jackson of Valley Center; sister, Aletha Farris of Haysville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson.

Hess, Edward P., 81, retired Coleman Company press operator, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: sons, Gary, Gregory both of Wichita; companion, Erma Kestler of Wichita; brothers, Oliver of Peabody, Daniel of Valley Center, Albert of Cassoday, Raymond of Monett, Mo., John of Wichita; sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Esther Stucky both of Peabody; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Grace Presbyterian Church and Hospice, Inc. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Hull, Hazel K., 100, homemaker and retired Beech Aircraft Co. bookkeeper, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Broadway Mortuary; graveside service 1:30 p.m. Friday, Moline Kansas Cemetery. 
Survivors: husband, Earl; stepson, Clyde of Wichita; stepdaughter, Bobbie Templeman of Medford, Ore.; brother, Frank Telford of Wichita; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Hunt, Bernice, 58, retired Via Christi St. Joseph Campus housekeeping supervisor, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Monday, St. John's Baptist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Lugene; sons, Thaddeus of Kansas City, Tyrone of Oklahoma City, Lugene Jr., Ivan, Reggie all of Wichita; daughters, Cynthia Hunt, Sheila Hunt, Rosalie Hunt all of Wichita; brother, Calvin Jones of St. Louis; sisters, Lillie Anderson of Wichita, Marie Harris of Chakia, Ill., Marcella Parker of O'Fallon, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Jackson, Josephine Marjorie "Jody," 56, homemaker, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 2:30 p.m. today, Lakeview Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Dennis; sons, Dennis II, Jamie both of Wichita; daughter, Dee Dee of Wichita; brother, Eldon Haun of St. Roberts, Mo.; sister, Ruby Jansen of Columbia, S.C.; one grandchild.

Mason, Earl E. "Gene," 84, retired Boeing Wichita wood pattern maker, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; sons, Richard of Goddard, James of Wichita; daughter, Sue Woods of Broomfield, Colo.; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Trinity United Methodist Church and Wichita Air Museum.

McEachern, Aidan Roy, infant, died Wednesday Nov. 3, 1999. Service 3 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: parents, Ryan and Kristi of the home; grandparents, Cindy and Roy Tlkington of Wichita, David Jones of Kansas City, Mo., Robert and Cheryl Dixon of Wichita, Rick and Terri McEachern of Seminole, Okla; great-grandparents, Elden and Doty Lipp of Wichita, Harvey and Maggie Jones of Wichita, Ralph McEachern of Wichita, Fred and Carolee Brown of Wichita.

Navrat, Leonard F., D.D.S., 67, dentist, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Vigil 7 p.m. Friday; service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Andover. 
Survivors: wife, Joan; sons, John of Wichita, David of Kansas City, mo., Tom of Andover; daughters, Julie Lingenfelter of Plainview, Neb., Susan Stopford of Annapolis, Md.; brothers, Robert of Marion, M.L. of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Breakthrough Club 1005 E. Second St. Wichita, Kan. 67213, Newman University 3100 W. McCormick Wichita, Kan. 67213, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 123 N. Andover Rd. Andover, Kan. 67002. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Palmer, Norris O., 80, retired Boeing Wichita aircraft employee, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today; service 2 p.m. Friday, both at Old Mission Mortuary; burial, Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Kan.

Capt. Norris O. Palmer proudly served his country in the army corp. of engineers from 1941-1952. Capt. Palmer first served in Europe, leading his troops in battle in operation overload in the Normandy invasion, continuing serving in France until he was wounded in 1944. After his recovery Capt. Palmer transferred to the Pacific where he served in Japan during the occupation. Capt. Palmer was awarded the American Theater, European Theater, WWII Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Occupation Japan and the Good Conduct. In 1997 Capt. Palmer was awarded the Medaille du Jubile for his sacrifices in helping liberate France.
After serving his country Norris worked at Boeing Wichita as an oiler and mechanic, and for Austin Fireworks Co. simultaneously. Norris retired in 1983. 
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Rev. Bruce Laird of Ouray, Colo., Lori Palmer of Wichita; brother, Noble of Kingston, Okla.; sisters, Phyllis Gaddie of Wellington, Norene Davis of Grove, Okla., Joan Davis of Clarendon, Okla.; four grandchildren, Juli Durrance of Katy, Texas, Jill Laird of Atlanta, Ga., Jeff Laird of Telluride, Colo., Eden Palmer of the home; great-grandson, Johnny Durrance of Katy, Texas. Memorial has been established with Wichita Children's Home 810 Holyoke Wichita, Kan. 67208.

Race, Wesley A. II, 89, retired C.H. Robinson Company manager, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
Mr. Race graduated from Omaha University and received his business administration degree. He was a member of East Heights United Methodist Church. He also belonged to Albert Pike Lodge, Shaef Veteran Command, Scottish Rite Consistory, Midian Shrine as Midian Shrine Ambassador, and V.I.P. of Midian, life member of V.F.W. Mr. Race was also a WWII Master Sergeant, Army veteran serving in Etousa-G-5 Staff Headquarters under General Eisenhower. His hobbies included reading, traveling, and playing bridge. 
Survivors: wife, Grace "Betty"; son, Wesley III of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Wesley Race IV of Wichita; Desiree Wilson of Wichita; three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial has been established with Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy.

Schrag, Patricia A., 58, of Globe, Ariz. Formerly of Wichita, died Monday Oct. 25, 1999. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Grace Memorial Chapel, W.S.U. 
Survivors: husband, Ed Maddox; stepdaughter, Lisa Casper; daughters, Tara Boadu, Tanya Brooks; sisters, Nancy Hopkins, Sandra Humphreys; brother, Robert Bishop. Memorial has been established with Kansas 4-H Foundation 116 Umberger Hall Manhattan, Kan. 66506-3417. Lamont Mortuary Globe, Ariz.

Shirley, James Wallace III, 76, retired Cereal Food Processors warehouseman, died Tuesday Nov.2, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Romia; sons, Michael Lee of Tucson, Mark, Mitchell both of Wichita; daughter, Marsha Weaver of Wellington; sister, Edna York of Lancaster, Mo.; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by: son, Steven Ray. Memorial has been established with American Lung Association and Hospice, Inc.

Sharlow, Leon Eugene, 49, former Fuel and Line aircraft refueler, died Saturday Oct. 30, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, The Salvation Army- Wichita Citadel. 
Survivors: mother, Evangeline of Wichita; brothers, Sanford of Johnston, N.C., David of Wichita, Phillip of Summerfield, Fla., Raymond of Wichita; sisters, Ruth Cargile of Wyandotte, Okla., Beth Miller of Hutchinson. Resthaven Mortuary.

Smith, Billy Dean, 67, retired City of Wichita landscaper, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. No service. 
Survivors: brothers, Ernie, Allan both of Wichita; sisters, Regina Littlefield of Wichita; Melba Junker of Charolette, N.C. Hillside Funeral Home West.

Coggins, Paul E., 76, retired Total Petroleum employee and Naval reserves, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Geuda Springs, Kan. 
Survivors: wife, Sandra; son, Dennis of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Beverly Ingram of Wichita; sisters, Virginia McMullin of Hastings, Mich., Elanora McMullin, Bonnie Smith both of Arkansas City, Madge McGuigan of Tulsa; stepbrother, Jerry McCutcheon of Arkansas City; stepsisters, Treva Casson of Oxford, Bonnie Jo Younk of Belleview, Neb.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice, Inc. Hawks Funeral Home.

Curl, Kelsey Marion, 73, retired construction superintendent, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, McPherson. 
Survivors: sons, Robert , Harold, Herb all of McPherson, Delbert of Hoxie; daughter, Juanita McClung of Goodland; brother, Harry of Baxter Springs; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Hawks Funeral Home.

Stehlik, Wilfred Charles Jr. "Chuck," 58, farmer, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, Carlson Funeral Home; service 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Lawn Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Ann; sons, Tony, Chris both of the home. Memorial has been established with Burlingame First Responder's Rescue Squad.

Gonzalez, Jason R., Pfc., 20, Marine Corps, died Sunday Oct. 31, 1999 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, All Saints Catholic Church, Ft, Worth, Texas. 
Survivors: parents, Raymundo and Trinidad Gonzalez of Ft. Worth; brothers, Tony Salas Jr., Andrew Gonzalez both of Ft. Worth; sisters, Alicia Binmadshel, Jacole Drake both of Ft, Worth; grandparents, Dionel and Angelina Gonzalez of San Antonio; fiancee, Annie Thompson. Greenwood Funeral Home, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Kozushko, Kumiko "Judy," 71, homemaker, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Lakeview Funeral home. 
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Craig Gordainer of Derby; sister, Fumie Mityatsu of Fukuoka, Japan; granddaughters, Becky Baker, Jennifer Kozushko both of Derby.

Speer, Willard Sid, 77, of Florence, Ariz. formerly of Dodge City, retired Firestone Co. employee, died Sunday Oct. 31, 1999. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Swaim Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 
Survivors: wife, Georgia; daughter, Patricia Shindledecker of Moreno Valley, Calif.; sister, Ethel Lee of Denver; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.

Waller, Lenora, 78, retired Finney County Engineers Office bookkeeper, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: son, Thomas of Garden City; daughters, Linda Stanley of Garden City, Shirley Goldsberry of Meade; sisters, Ethel Salter, Estella Hate both of Garden City; brothers, Buss Solze of Garden City, Arthur Solze of Limon, Colo.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church.

Shelor, Marion Edward, 78, former Natural Gas Pipeline of American District Superintendent, died Wednesday Nov. 3, 1999. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Charlene; sons, Michael of Phoenix, Robert of St. Louis; mother, Nellie of Dodge City; brothers, Claude of Topeka, E. Dean of Ingalls; sister, Laura Carlson of Dodge City; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Ex-Prisoner of War Organizations or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Splane, Lula E., "Dude," 74, homemaker and retired Chanute Credit Bureau office manager, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. today; service 11 a.m. Friday both at Gibson-Kock-Friskel Funeral Home. 
Survivors: daughter, Sandra Cromwell of Independence; sister, Thelma Bruce of Skiatook, Okla.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Cherry Street Project.

Dorherty, Alice M., 91, homemaker, died Wednesday Nov. 3, 1999. Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Hays Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Evangelical Convenant Church. 
Survivors: sons, Edward Jr. of St. Louis, Wendall, Patrick both of Salina, Chales of Des Moines, Michael of Lindsborg; daughters, Bernadette Heline of Salina, Betty Holcombe of Lindsborg; stepdaughters, Leona Oyster of Paola, Nadine Threasher of Springdale, Ark.; sisters, Anna Iiruska of Paola, Ota Robie of Overland Park; 15 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. 

Smith, Terry Lynn, 47, construction worker, died Sunday Oct. 31, 1999. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Graves Memorial Chapel. 
Survivors: mother and stepfather, Clara and Wesley Burch of Caney; son, Jeremy Smith; daughter, Stephanie Smith both of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Michael, Roland both of San Pablo, Calif.; sister, Cindy Williams of San Palbo, Calif.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Gilchrist, Robert Edwin, 77, Gilchrist Lumber and Hardware owner and operator, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Crown Hill Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Pauline; daughters, Faye Graff of Pratt, Paula Gilchrist of Pittsburgh; sisters, Patricia Delaney of Boynton Beach, Fla., Twyla Faye Carter of Wichita; four grandchildren. Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home.

Hogan, Edmond James, 90, retired Assistant Bank Commissioner of Kansas, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel; service 10 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Catholic Church; graveside service 4 p.m. Friday, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salina. 
Survivors: daughter, Ann Hogan Clark of Salina; son, James of New York City; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Sacred Heart High School 230 E. Cloud Salina, Kan. 67401.

Pope, Anna B., 75, homemaker, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Lakeview Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors: son, Larry of Newton; daughters, Dona Atwater of Topeka, Phyllis Fetters of San Francisco; sister, Della Stoner of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Lung Association, American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Association.

Thorsell, Dr. Marguerite V., 78, retired teacher, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Vilas (Kan.) Cemetery.
Dr. Thorsell attended Pittsburg State University, University of Denver and received her docorate from University of Kansas. She also attended Vilas Lutheran Church. Dr. Thorsell taught school in Wilson County, Mankato, and Hutchinson and worked for over 32 years at the State Board of Education in Special Education Administration. She also taught at the University of Wyoming and University of Houston. 
Survivors: brother, Galen Thorsell of Chanute; sister, Verna Campbell of Altoona. Memorial has been established with First Congregational Church of Topeka for the Habitat for Humanity and The Sheltered Living for the Handicapped of Topeka. Johnson Mortuary.

Mies, Arnold August, 67, farmer and stockman, died Wednesday Nov. 3, 1999. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday, Livingston Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Rose Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon, Kan. 
Survivors: wife, Betty; sons, Tom of Marion, Roy of Belle Plaine, Ron of Kingman, Robert McCall of Denver; daughter, Trudy Milford of Kingman, Bonnie Hageman of Round Rock, Texas, Jeannie Getz of Wichita; brothers, Dennis of Harbor City, Calif., Allen of Parsons, Gene of Mt. Hope; sisters, Pat Neville of Neodosha, Norma Ash of Carthage, Tenn., Doris Canning of Missoula, Mont.; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Rose Catholic Church and Hospice, Inc.

Garland, Marianne F., 90, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Wellington, retired school teacher, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: son, John of Lawrence; daughters, Sally Foulks of Pueblo, Colo., Susanne Evans of Loveland, Colo.; sister, Jean Swartz of Great Bend; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Presbyterian Church.

Utt, Beatrice Adeline "Addie," 85, retired C.R. Anthony Company employee, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Visitation 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. 
Survivors: sons, Gary of Winfield, Charles of Carbondale; daughters, Janice Hoag, Nancy Odell both of Winfield; sisters, Doris Bobitt of Port Isabel, Texas, Maxine Champlin of Denison; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. 


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