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Bellew, Wilbur C., 70, retired IRS manager and agent, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Hillside Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Michael of El Dorado, Bradley of McKinney, Texas, Scott of Maple Valley, Wash.; brothers, George Naugle of Latham, Darrel of Lindsborg, Glen of Grand Island, Neb.; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hillside Christian Church Youth Dept. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Bryant, M. Juanita, 86, of Independence, Mo., retired food service manager, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, Mo. 
Survivors: son, Gary of Wichita; daughters, Valerie McCoy of Topeka, Parealee Bolt of Independence, Mo.; brothers, Roy Coffman, John Rains both of Kimball, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Cooley, Albert L. Sr., 82, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. avionics engineer, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Lakeview Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Albert Jr.; daughter, Gail Gage both of Wichita; brother, Jack of Hot Springs, Ark.; sister, Faye Longbine of Salina; grandchildren, Sandi Keith of Valley Center, Scott Gage, Tammy Gage, Brad Gage all of Wichita; great-grandchildren, Kyle Keith, Kayla Keith both of Valley Center. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Epperly, John M., 45, Courtesy and Ryan Cleaners owner and operator, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West; service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Brenda; son, Andrew; daughters, Julie Epperly, Jennifer Epperly; mother, Carolyn Epperly; brother, Edward; sisters, Jeanne Epperly, Jeri Ayers, Elizabeth Matthew, Jodi Pyle all of Wichita; several nephews, nieces and friends. Memorial has been established with Harbor House.

Haskins, Wilma Corinne, 85, homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service has been held. 
Survivors: son, Dannie Franks of Wichita; daughters, Betsy Henning of Hutchinson, Janie Richardson of Mount Hope; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Resthaven Mortuary.

Jefferies, Margery "Marge," 91, retired J.C. Penney sales clerk, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East; graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa. 
Survivors: nephews, Delbert Zimmerman of Pratt, Kirk Snyder of Rocky Ford, Colo., Jimmy Zimmerman of Colo., Greg Schauner, Mike Wiley both of Wichita; nieces, Winona Watkins, Julie Snyder, Pam Snodgrass, Patsy Warrington all of Colo., Maureen Biffer of Edmond, Okla., Marie Kiest of Texas, Mildred Groendycke of Fla., Idabell Michael of Kiowa, Maxine Wells of Okla. Preceded in death by, husband, Frank W. Jefferies. Memorial has been established with College Hill United Methodist Church.

Keffer, Phyllis, 75, retired Black and McCollom Elementary School Librarian and Wichita Art Museum docent, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Asbury United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Paul of Houston; daughters, Janice Buerki of Wichita, Diane Grier of Overland Park; sister, Dottie Marshall-Evans of Crozet, Virginia; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Botanica Gardens. Resthaven Mortuary.

Lindquist, Ermal T., 87, retired Wichita High School East teacher, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg. 
Survivors: nephew, Kempton Lindquist of Louisville, Ky.; niece, Elizabeth Lindquist of Battle Creek, Mich. Memorial has been established with Emory Lindquist Scholarship at Wichita State University or Bethany College. Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg. 

McCurdy, William Edward "Bill," 81, retired Novacare employee, died Sunday, Feb 20, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeview Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Robert, Donald, both of Wichita, William "Bill" of Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Donette Ward of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepdaughter, Judy Dansby of Wichita; sister-in-law, Mr. O.T. McCurdy of Braddyville, Iowa; sisters and brother-in-law, Arlene Lusk of Clearmont, Mo., Annabell Fuller, Bonnie and Bill Miller, all of Clarinda, Iowa, Mary Lou Murphy of Braddyville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial has been established with the Lukemia Society. 

Morgan, Kenneth Lee, 50, carpenter, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Sunday, First Congregational Church Bible Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Shay Morgan of Phoenix; father, Clifford of Canon City, Colo.; brother, Clifford of Gretna, La.; sisters, Cheryl Barton of Emporia, Katy Spencer of Wellington. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Rowe, Jack N., 77, retired Boeing Wichita facilities manager, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Grace Baptist Church; graveside service 3 p.m. Monday, Garfield (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Euline; daughter, Shelly Ann Dewberry of Pasadena, Calif.; sisters, JoAnn Cameron of Great Bend, Vicki Brucciani of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Megan Mudge, Julian Dewberry both of Pasadena, Calif. Memorials have been established with Grace Baptist Church and American Heart Association. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Schmidt, Otillie Linscheid, 101, retired USD 259 elementary teacher, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church; graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Arlington (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: stepdaughter, Naomi Grundman of Wichita; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by, husband, Edward D. Schmidt and stepson, Edward A. Schmidt. Memorials have been established with Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church and Bethel College, North Newton. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Tolle, Jo, 60, of Pipe Creek, Texas, formerly of Wichita, retired Oil Distributor manager, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. Private family service. 
Survivors: son, Garrett Otten of Medford, Ore.; daughters, Patricia Stone of Yuba City, Calif., Thomessa Samples of Crescent City, Calif.; brothers, Ollie Fuller of Pipe Creek, Texas, Ricky Fuller of Waxahatchie, Texas; four grandchildren. Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera, Texas.

Watson, Verna Marjorie, 76, of Newkirk, Okla., formerly of Wichita, homemaker and retired nurse, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Newkirk, Okla. 
Survivors: husband, Bill; son, Michael of Lakeland, Fla.; daughters, Beena Preddy of Shreveport, La., Victoria Colvin of Benton, La., Sharron Christ of Haughton, La.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Trout Funeral Home, Newkirk, Okla.

Williams, Marvin D. "M.D.," 80, retired Air Capitol Contractors owner, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 4 p.m. Saturday, Hillside Christian Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Cynthia Rainer of Wichita; sister, Deanna Butts of Sterling, Colo.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hillside Christian Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Miller, Billie Suzanne, 40, former Santa Fe Railroad brakeman and homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Ace; son, Aaron of Slidell, La.; daughter, Andrea Miller of the home; brother, Terry Zanovich; sister, Jill Freeman both of Tulsa. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Waldschmidt, Margaret D., 86, homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Sam of Arkansas City, David of Wichita; daughters, Anna Cherney of Hurst, Texas, Camille Pond of Arkansas City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Presbyterian Manor.

Youngers, Earl J., 66, Cessna Aircraft Co. supervisor, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost. 
Survivors: wife, Rita; daughter, Robin Schauf of Colwich; brothers, Donald of San Diego, Eugene of Wichita; sisters, Aileen Elpers of Cheney, Ruth Weninger, Marjorie Hemberger both of Wichita; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Knights of Columbus 3114 and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost. Wulf-Ast Mortuary.

Rogers, M. Danyelle, 51, retired social worker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Graves Funeral Home. 
Survivors: mother, Arthur Rogers of the home; brother, Dennis Rogers of Manchester, England. Memorial has been established with Amazing Grace Chapel.

Jensen, Valeria Marie, Boeing Wichita mechanic, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Old Mission Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughters, Julie Cauzza, Kimberly Jensen both of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Kelly Robbins of Derby; brothers, Valentine Sigg of Wichita, John Sigg of Las Vegas, David Siff of Haysville; sisters, Judith McBride of Newton, Beatrice Schenk of Wichita; five grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

Barnes, Donald E., 67, retired Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad conductor, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. No service. 
Survivors: wife, Sonja; sons, Brian of Ordway, Colo., David of Denver; daughter, Linda Hunter of La Junta, Colo.; stepsons, Tim Pennington of Dodge City, Chuck Pennington of Colorado Springs; mother, Lucille of Rocky Ford, Colo.; stepdaughters, Becky Dreiling of Hutchinson, Cathy Carlin of Dodge City, Pat LaPlante of Colorado Springs; sisters, Marylyn Matern of La Junta, Colo., Diana Woods of Muskegon, Mich.; five grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Hospice of the Prairie and First United Methodist Church. Burkhart Funeral Home.

Elder, Francis H., 79, farmer and retired Wichita Terminal Association employee, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield; service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Richard of Douglass; daughter, Julie Hilding of Independence, Mo.; brother, R. Paul of Albuquerque; sisters, Carol Compton of Winfield, Doris Cox of Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church.

Horner, Irene A., Kansas District Court clerk, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Vigil 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. 
Survivors: son, Richard Giessel of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Vernon Hoge of Arriba, Colo. Memorials have been established with Great Bend Public Library and St. Rose School Endowment Fund.

Sherwood, Joe W., 82, retired postal service systems analyst, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Visitation with family 2 to 8 p.m. today; service 2 p.m. Saturday, both at Webb Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Lela; son, Roger of Bronx, N.Y.; daughter, Carole Bouska of Brookings, S.D.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Haysville, United Methodist Church, Clearwater and Hospice Inc.

Baskett, Leland C., 79, retired Mann and Co. Architects employee, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Eastside Cemetery. 
Survivors: several cousins. Memorial has been established with Hutchinson Public Library Talking Book Program. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

Blandin, Jonathan Matthew, infant son of Misty Blandin, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Fairlawn Burial Park. 
Survivors: brother, Bradley; sister, Kaitlyn both of the home; grandparents, Diana and Jeffrey Blandin of Burrton, Beverly Roberts of Hutchinson. Memorial has been established with Kansas Services for Children. Elliott Mortuary.

Dunn, John T., 86, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, Fairlawn Burial Park.
No immediate survivors. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mulvin, Arthur H., retired building engineer, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday, Golden Plains Health Care Center. 
Survivors: wife, Velma; sister, Rachel Brace of Bradview Heights, Ohio. Elliott Mortuary.

Hull, Alpha "Al," 93, former Boeing Wichita employee and retired Beech Aircraft Corp. employee, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Deryl of Overland Park; daughter, Arlene Webb of Topeka; brother, Wesley of Independence; sisters, Bonnie Tull of Independence, Nora Aixton of Phoenix, Martha Sanhovich of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Grace Memorial Methodist Church.

Griebel, Max, 69, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Bean Cemetery. 
Survivors: brothers, Phillip of Centreville, Virginia, Henry of Sterling, Colo.; sister, Marcia Nelson of Centreville, Virginia. Memorial has been established with Sandstone Nursing Center. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

Chadd, Burtrice I., 96, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Blakely Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughters, Eula Lee Lackey of Amarillo, Texas, Farrell Williams of Madison; sister, Jessie Manschreck of Topeka; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Madison Manor Nursing Home and Madison Senior Center. Wilson Funeral Home.

Weddle, Leonard Monroe, 82, farmer and stockman, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Waneta; son, Terry of Minneola; daughter, Jeanette Besthorn of Garden City; brother, Walter of Minneola; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Minneola Health Care Foundation and Minneola Methodist Church Remodeling Fund. Minnis Mortuary.

Gaeddert, Edna F., homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman. 
Survivors: husband, Albert; son, Dale of Omaha; daughters, Kathryn Gaeddert of Newton, Carol Burkhart of Lancaster, Pa.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Bethel College and Kidron-Bethel Healthcare. Petersen Funeral Home.

England, Ruben E. "Rube," 95, former farmer and retired Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. employee, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Visitation with family 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Ernest of Kismet, Victor, Larry both of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters, Ellen Benedict of Claude, Texas, Genevieve Casteel of Olpe, Shirley Shaeffer of Lawrence; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Hetlinger Developmental Center and Sheltered Workshop, Emporia.

Pearce, Gary W., 58, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Private family service. 
Survivors: wife, Darlene; stepsons, Gerald Ray of Wichita, Steven Ray of Great Lakes, Ill., Joshua Sandoval of the home; stepdaughter, Jennifer Sandoval of Parsons; one sister; two stepgrandchildren. Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Bailey, Charles Rutledge, 88, retired farmer and carpenter, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Benny; sister, Bessie Munch both of Pratt; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Pratt Senior Citizens Center, First United Methodist Church and Youthville. Larrison Mortuary.

Mabry, Charles R., 71, formerly of Wichita and Fredonia, former maintenance worker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita. 
Survivors: sisters, Marjorie Mabry of Globe, Ariz., Virginia Elyot of Las Vegas. Memorial has been established with Prairie Mission Retirement Village. Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons.


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