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Auerbach, Josef, 71, retired Wichita Country Club general manager, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Rosary 7 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Virginia; sons, Anton of New York, N.Y., Michael of Wichita, Thomas of Ellinwood, Stephan of Chicago; brother, Anton, sisters, Anni Lipsky, Ida Bartmann, all of Germany; five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Community Hospice, Holy Family Center and Wichita Children's Home. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Bell, Carl D., 40, Casado McKay maintenance worker, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Wichita Christian Center. 
Survivors: wife, Linda Keller; son, Carl Dee, daughter, Anitra Bell, stepson, Alex Keller, mother, Emma Bell, all of Wichita; brothers, Milton, Clarence, Robert, all of Wichita, Leon of Lansing, Leonard of Crowley, Colo.; sisters, Clarice Miller, Esta Shaw, Carolyn Craig, Christine Card, all of Wichita, Maryann Johnson of Victorville, Calif., Laura Ballard of Fayetteville, N.C., Mildred Bell of Dallas, Peggy Bell of Manhattan. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Collins, Edward A. "Buck", 65, Collins Concrete owner, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Jackson Mortuary.

Connor, Josephine F., 73, homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Lawrence, Sr.; son, Lawrence, Jr. of Wichita; daughter, Catherine Connor-Talasek of St. Louis; brother, William Gates of Sioux City, Iowa; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Christ the King Catholic Church.

Dadisman, Amy, 88, of Madison, Tenn., formerly of Wichita, retired Wesley Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital registered nurse, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughter, Winifred Crook, sister, Winifred Davis, both of Madison; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Dennett, Sylvester O. "Sly," 93, retired Midwest Motor Parts owner, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary. 
Survivors: fiancee, Jean Wilkerson of Wichita; daughter, Patsy Harrison of Foley, Ala.; sister, Edna Coats of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; one step-grandchild; four step-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and Kansas Masonic Home.

Depew, Orpha A., 76, homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Broadway Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Douglas; son, David, daughter, Kelly Boylan, both of Wichita; brother, Jim Williams of Omaha; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Faith Christian Church.

Fugit, Mildred, 91, of Brighton, Mich., formerly of Alva, Okla. and Wichita, retired Boeing Wichita employee, former Hinkel's Department Store clerk, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. 
Survivors: son, Earl of Brighton; sisters, Lela Woods of Alva, Helen McMullen of Lewisville, Texas; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Greer, Abbie V., 75, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1:30 p.m. Friday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens. 
Survivor: sister, Dorothy Troxel of Wichita. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Howe, Virgil Leroy, 80, retired Grede Foundry molder and maintenance employee, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1 p.m. today, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughters, Maxine Ayres, Elaine Harmon, Carol Fuller, all of Wichita; brother, John of Antlers, Okla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Keimig, Selma E., 89, homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Bethany Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: son, Alan of Wichita; daughter, Vergene Fromm of Texas; brother, Paul Schindler of Mountain Home, Ark.; sister, Frieda Walker of Hermiston, Ore.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Bethany Lutheran Church. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Musick, Margaret H., 73, of Lone Grove, Okla., former Wichita resident, retired Boeing Wichita legal secretary, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Service 2 p.m. today, Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. 
Survivors: husband, Andrew Jr.; sons, Andrew III of Garden City, Michael of Ardmore, Okla., Steven of Goleta, Calif.; sistser, Ruth Gee of Bethany, Okla.; three grandchildren.

Pitz, Liesel "Liz,", 78, homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Lakeview Funera. Home.

Robbins, Irma Jane, 80, homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Friday, West Heights United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Verne; sons, Craig of Lakewood, Colo., Robert of Wichita; daughter, Susan Unruh of Wichita; sisters, Freida Hemann of Burlington, Iowa, Mary Nixon of Grinnell, Iowa, Ruth Jones of Houston, Dorothy Johnston of Northbrook, Ill. Memorial has been established with West Heights United Methodist Church. Resthaven Mortuary.

Russell, Betty J., 72, homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 3:30 p.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Mark, daughter, Mary Boger, both of Wichita; brother, Don Linnemeyer of Sioux Falls, S.D.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with The Association for Retarded Citizens of Sedgwick County, Building Fund, P.O. Box 1120, Wichita, Kan. 67201.

Schuster, Henry L., 82, of Lees Summit, Mo., formerly of Wichita, retired Boeing Wichita machine shop supervisor, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Sarah; son, Charles of Overland Park; brothers, Bill of Lenexa, Morris of Olathe, Kenneth of Terre Haute, Ind.; sisters, Margaret Thomas, Dorothy Davis, both of Marshall, Mo., Mary Kerby, Mattier Wiess, both of Kansas City, Mo., Edna Epperson of Long Boat Key, Fla.; one grandchild.

Walker, Minola, 79, retired St. Francis Hospital licensed practical nurse, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Trinity Church of God in Christ. 
Survivors: son, David Jack Morgan of the home; daughter, Denise Jill Morgan of Wichita; brothers, Linton Allmon of Pittsburg, Clarence Allmon of Seaside, Calif.; sisters, Callie Smith, Pearl Hawkins, Velda Jameson, Mary Foster, all of Wichita. Jackson Mortuary.

Arnold, William Orville "Bill," 58, Baker-Hughes Tool Co. deep sea oil driller, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Service 10 a.m. today, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Greg of Arkansas City, Geoffrey of Appleton, Mo.; mother, Alma Arnold of Arkansas City. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society.

Shorter, Charles E., 78, retired Dixie-Portland Flour Mill employee, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Hawks Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Richard of Wichita, Stanley of Arkansas City; daughter, Janice Foster of Derby; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Gospel Light Church.

Pike, Dwayne "Smoky," 59, retired farmer and Motel 61 owner, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. 
Survivors: wife, Vina; sons, Butch of Tucson, Oscar of Kingman; daughters, Jo Shelton of Arlington, Sheryl Childs of Tucson; brother, James of Pretty Prairie; sisters, Cleda Blue of Arlington, Joann VanNess of Partridge; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Hospice of Reno County and Arlington Ambulance Service.

Hall, Carl J., 77, retired auto parts store owner and manager, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney. 
Survivors: wife, Helen; stepson, Rodney Adams of Edwardsville; four stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild. Graves Funeral Home.

Royer, Thomas Fred "Tom," 74, retired Operating Engineers Local 12 electrical engineer, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Potts Chapel. 
Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Hazel of Los Angeles, Cheryl Lyon of Cherryvale; three grandchildren.

Odette, Mabel, 73, former Frills and Fabrics of Concordia, Cloud County register of deeds and appraiser employee, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Service 10:30 a.m. today, Christian Church, Clyde. 
Survivors: husband, Raymond; son, Randy of Wichita; daughter, Nancy Jones of Clyde; brother, Harold Perkins of Phillipsburg; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Christian Church, Clyde, and Clyde Ambulance. Chaput Mortuary.

Darland, Bessie May, 97, retired teacher, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Codell Baptist Church. 
Survivors: nieces, Nathlie Simpson of McPherson, Twila Wanker of Quitman, Texas, Sondra Shoupp of Las Vegas. Memorial has been established with Codell Baptist Church. Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville.

Burris, Mary Lois Hunt, 102, homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Dodge City; 1 p.m. Saturday, Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. 
Survivors: son, William of Dodge City; daughter, Barbara Roberts, sister, Elizabeth Pipkin, both of Wichita; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Presbyterian Church, Dodge City.

Luehrs, Sara Anne, infant daughter of Rodney and Laura Luehrs, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Carlson Funeral Home.
Other survivors: grandparents, Earl and Loretta Davis of Deer Trail, Colo., Albert and Donna Luehrs of Kingman; great-grandparents, Arthur and Florence Davis of Rapid City, S.D., Fabian and Ernestine Kelly of Dickinson, N.D., Helen Luehrs of Cheney. Memorials have been established with First Southern Baptist Church and Partners in Education.

Post, Irene Frances, 79, retired Bidwell Grocery clerk, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Dennis of Westmoreland, Randall of Arcanum, Ohio; brothers, Blaine Bidwell of Lawrence, Billy Bidwell of Great Bend, Ed Bidwell of El Dorado; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.

Freeman, Florence Vianna, 101, homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Carlson Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Alfred of Hookset, N.H.; daughters, Rosalea Snow of Overland Park, Agnes Talbutt of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Jane Lancaster of New York, N.Y.; sister, Lena Ryman of Howard, Colo. Memorials have been established with Emporia Friends of the Zoo, American Red Cross of Lyon County and American Legion.

Simmons, Charles Henry, 81, retired teacher and farmer, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Lawn Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Craig of Emporia, Roger of Bethesda, Md.; daughters, Ann Brown of Evergreen, Colo., Sandra Thomas of Bonner Springs; brothers, George of Liberal, Paul of Claremont, Calif.; sister, Clara Mae Jantzen of Topeka; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Emporia Friends of the Zoo. Carlson Funeral Home.

Estes, Mary E., 96, of Phoenix, formerly of Eureka, El Dorado and Wichita, homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Messinger Mortuary, Scottsdale. 
Survivors: sons, Bob of Scottsdale, Bill of Saratoga, Calif.; two grandchildren.

BuCannon, Wayne R., a.k.a. Randy Jolley, 49, farmer and custom harvester, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Service 2 p.m. today, Otterbein United Brethren Church. 
Survivors: wife, Janet; son, Wayne, Jr., both at home; daughter, Sara DeBord of Warrensburg, Ill.; father, James Jolley of West Memphis, Ark.; mother, Mary Reynolds of Lenexa; brother, Greg Jolley, sister, Kathy Jolley, both of Oklahoma City; one grandson. Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Sissom, Lester Glenn, 86, retired farmer and Kansas Department of Transportation road maintenance employee, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Weakley Cemetery, New Albany. 
Survivors: son, Vernon of Benton; daughters, Irene Yancey of Kingman, Linda Golden of Wichita; brothers, Kent, Leland, both of Fredonia, Keith of Walden; sister, Ella Odell of Fredonia; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Beverly Health and Rehabilitation. Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia.

Gonzalez, Robert M., 55, Heyco Oswalt Manufacturing Co. service sales representative, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Vigil 7 p.m. Thursday, service 10:30 a.m. Friday, both at St. Dominic Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Geneva; sons, Michael of Garden City, Robert of Topeka; mother, Mary Calderon of Garden City; brothers, Jerry of Garden City, Ed of Denver; grandmother, Lenora Sanchez of Garden City; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Dominic School Endowment Fund and American Cancer Society. Garnand Funeral Home.

Baergen, Ernest E., 87, former farmer, minister and KG&E employee, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Garden Mennonite Church, Moundridge. 
Survivors: wife, Carrie; daughters, Shirley Regier of Newton, Lois Hooge of Omaha; sister, Anna Toews of Hesston; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Garden Mennonite Church. Miller Funeral Home.

Cheney, W.T., 84, retired Pine Bluff, Ark., High School principal, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Poplar Grove Baptist Church. 
Survivors: brother, Donald, sisters, Thelma Honeycutt, Imogene Adaire, Mary Clounch, all of Humboldt. Memorial has been established with Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Kunkel Funeral Chapel.

Janzen, John A. "Jack" , 74, retired Western Supply Co. sales representative, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: sons, Tom of Hutchinson, Alan of Del City, Okla.; daughter, Gloria Brooks of Hutchinson; brothers, Frank of Buhler, Herman of McPherson; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Moosehaven Retirement Center.

McCreight, Jean L., 88, retired Wiley's Department Store, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Wesley Towers Chapel. 
Survivor: companion, Hubert Morgan of Hutchinson. Memorials have been established with the First Presbyterian Church and the Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Towers. Elliott Mortuary.

Welling, Agnes Ann, 93, Healdton, Okla., formerly of Leon, homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1:30 p.m. today, St. John's Catholic Church, El Dorado. 
Survivors: daughter, Virginia O'Connor of Healdton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Kirkpatrick, F.W. "Bill", 67, retired reflexologist, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Church of Christ, Forgan, Okla. 
Survivors: wife, Carlene; sons, Doug of Elgin, Okla., Danny of Wichita, Keith of Wenatchee, Wash.; brother, Raymond of Wichita; sister, JoAnn Dean of Sand Springs, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Westview Boy's Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla. 73550. Miller Mortuary, Liberal.

Royston, Daniel L. "Dan," 41, Moridge Manufacturing of Moundridge supervisor, former Jarvis Auto Parts manager, former Royston, Inc. employee, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Pam; son, Matthew, daughters, Jennifer and Teresa, all at home; mother and stepfather, Anne and Harold Converse of Newton; sister, Gretchen Pracht of Wichita; step-brother, Wayne Converse of Newton; stepsister, Paula Silbermeyer of England. Memorials have been established with First Presbyterian Church and USD 373 Vocation Department Don Royston Memorial Fund. Petersen Funeral Home.

Nuss, Edward, 96, farmer and stockman, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997. Family service 7:30 p.m. today, Pohlman's Mortuary, service 2 p.m. Thursday, United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger. 
Survivors: sons, Leland, Earlin, Eugene, daughter, Ruth Mai, all of Russell; sisters, Amelia Nettlingham of Hoisington, Rachel Wiedeman of Inman; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, and St. John Lutheran Church, Russell.

Ward, Clyde D., 68, retired Operating Engineering Local 101 heavy-equipment operator, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Cochran Mortuary, Wichita. 
Survivors: wife, Martha; sons, Kenneth, Mike, both of Valley Center; brother, Elmo of LaMesa, Calif.; sister, Chloe Ferguson of Versailles, Mo.; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.

Kraus, Alfred Joseph, 79, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. sheet metal worker, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ. 
Survivors: daughters, June and Pat Kraus, both of La Junta, Colo., Betty Tracy of Agua Dulce, Calif.; sister, Mary Lou Jennings of Ponca City, Okla.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Hawks Funeral Home.


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