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Adams, Robert C. II, 19, auto detailer, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Service 11 a.m. today, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Van-Gettis Funeral Services.

Cooley, Albert L. Sr., 82, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. avionics engineer, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 1 p.m. today, 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.

Foster, Mary G., 95, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Cochran Mortuary. 
Survivors: stepsons, Bud of Wichita, Stanley of Overland Park; stepdaughter, Kay Sumner of McPherson; brother, James Flake of Wichita; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Gerringer, Virginia "Ginny," 79, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. electrical assembler, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mission Chapel Mausoleum. 
Survivors: son, Gary of Douglass; sisters, Ida Farrier of Davison, Mich., Viola Nelson of Flint, Mich.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Westside Christian Church. Old Mission Mortuary.

Jones, Robert J. Jr., 78, Therapeutic Alliance relapse prevention counselor, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. No service. 
Survivors: wife, Connie; sons, Robert of Winston-Salem, N.C., Rick of Waupaca, Wis.; daughters, Joy Chandler of Empire, Colo., Monica Jones of Wichita; three grandchildren. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Keffer, Phyllis, 75, retired Black and McCollom Elementary School librarian and Wichita Art Museum docent, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 1 p.m. today, 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.

Littleton, John W., 84, welder and metal worker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, St. Luke Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Irene; son, Ken of Kansas City; daughter, Shirley Canfield of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy and Trinity Hospice LLC. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Long, Mildred Elizabeth, 94, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 3:30 p.m. today, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: sister, Margaret F. Peters of Huntington, Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, Dianne A. McLain of Houston, Donald H. Palmer of North Fort Myers, Fla.; great-grandchild, J. David McLain of Houston. Preceded in death by, husband, Romaine C. Long, daughter, Rita C. Lindsey; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with First Church of the Brethren and Sharon Baptist Church.

McLinn, Robert G., 61, Chance Manufacturing and Boeing Wichita welder, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Broadway Mortuary. 
Survivors: sons, Robert, Kalen; daughters, Satina Emerson, Tawnya Ludiker all of Wichita; brothers, Richard of Bentley, Rodney of Killeen, Texas, Robin of Garden City; sisters, Judy Hull of Kansas City, Mo., Blanche Farr of Wyo.; four grandchildren.

Schroeder, Phillip Eldon, 82, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. tool and die maker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
Mr. Schroeder served in the Army Air Corp as a first sergeant during World War II. He was a decorated veteran during World War II.
Mr. Schroeder's hobbies included collecting pens and dog breeding. 
Survivors: sons, Dennis, Rick, Jack, John all of Wichita, Jerry of Reno Valley, Calif., Michael of Macon, Ga.; daughters, Phyllis Freed, Sharon Lattin both of Sandy, Utah; brother, Gene of Wichita; sisters, Lorena Speer of Emporia, Virginia King of Wichita; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Phillip Schroeder.

Smith, Edith D., 85, homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wichita Park Mausoleum. 
Survivors: nephews, Billy Harris of Wichita, Jackie Harris of Houston, Larry Harris of Enterprise, Jerry Froment of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nieces, Dorothy Coates of Wichita, Kay Froment of Mesa, Ariz., Penny Jackson of Mount Vernon, Wash. Memorial has been established with SCCS Home Health and Hospice, Derby. Broadway Mortuary. 

Williams, Marvin D. "M.D.," 80, retired Air Capitol Contractors owner, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 4 p.m. today, 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.

Evans, Rhonda M., 67, homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Assembly of God Church. 
Survivors: husband, Robert; son, Robert of Attica; daughter, Karen Grundman of Maize; brother, Louis Duel of Guthrie, Okla.; sisters, Willa Faucett of Attica, Ina Morris of Clearwater, Nilah Grogan of Enid, Okla., Carole Barnett of Stillwater, Okla., Linda Lauthers of Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Webb Mortuary.

Youngers, Earl J., 66, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. supervisor, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. today, 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 Hospice Inc. and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost. Wulf-Ast Mortuary.

Doll, Mary Ann, 67, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Rosary 5 p.m. Sunday; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Delbert of Haven, Raymond of Colwich, Clarence, Lawrence both of Mount Hope; daughters, Carletta Hursch of Wichita, Darlene Scroggins of Elm Dale, Georgiana Morris of Goddard, Wanda Bell of Mount Hope; brothers, Vincent Gehlen of Moran, Al Gehlen, Jerome Gehlen, Clarence Gehlen all of Colwich, Elmer Gehlen of Maize; sisters, Theresa Born of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Berniece Born of Eudora, Clara Hart of Colwich, Alice Magson of Mount Hope; 33 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.

Dixon, Deborah H., 53, of Tucson, formerly of Dennis, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Visitation with family 1 p.m. Monday, Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons; service 2 p.m. Monday, Harmony Grove Cemetery. 
Survivors: husband, Terrence; sons, Michael of Phoenix, Terrence of Tucson, Gregory of Clearwater, Fla., Christopher of Tucson; daughter, Jennifer of Tucson; brother, Blake Hyfield of Sogas, Calif.; half-brother, Scott Hyfield of Saint Petersburg, Fla.

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 Sigg of Haysville; sisters, Judith McBride of Newton, Beatrice Schenk of Wichita; five grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

Miller, Roy B. Sr., 55, retired Air Force air policeman, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Visitation with family noon to 1 p.m. Monday; service 1 p.m. Monday, both at Fort Riley (Kan.) Cemetery, Main Post Chapel. 
Survivors: wife. Mildred; sons, Roy, Charles both of Salina; daughters, Faye Cash of Salina, Shirley Herl of Wichita, Tonda Scott of Buchanan, Colo.; stepson, Wilbur Helm of Salina; stepdaughters, Barbara Taylor of Palestine, Ark., Linda Replogle of Middleville, Mich., Melody Sue Helm, Darla Helm both of Salina; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Burkhart Funeral Chapel.

King, Floy, 83, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Visitation with family 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Van Campen Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Congregational United Church of Christ. 
Survivors: husband, Floyd; daughters, Sharon Green of Haven, Janet King of Wichita; sister, Micky Louge of Valley Center; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Congregational United Church of Christ and American Cancer Society.

Hammerschmidt, Lawrence F., 86, electrician and maintenance man, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Rosary 9 a.m. today, Hays Memorial Chapel; service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Rose; sons, Harold of Littleton, Colo., James of Baton Rouge, La.; daughters, Rose Staab of Grand Island, Neb., Pauline Deges of Salina, Jeanette Grist of Andover, Karen Davis of Nacogdoches, Texas, Darlene Poe of Houston; brother, Herman of Russell; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Joseph Catholic Church and Hospice of Hays Medical Center.

Blandin, Jonathan Matthew, infant son of Misty Blandin, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, 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.

Entz, Harry H., 89, retired City of Hutchinson employee, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Memorial service 1 p.m. Sunday, Sterling Evangelical Mennonite Church. 
Survivors: son, Marvin of Wichita; daughter, Dottie Rempel of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with mission funds. Buhler Mortuary.

Haynes, Gladys G., 83, retired MCMC and Shields Care Center nurse, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. Service has been held. 
Survivors: daughter, Sharon Jennings of Iola

Conner, L.O. "Red," 71, oil field welder, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Jerry of Forestburg, Texas, Larry of Medicine Lodge; daughters, Mary Kolbeck of Spearville, Kathy Cecil of Dodge City; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

Shoemaker, Leo C., 78, Dept. of Agriculture technician, died Wednesday, Feb. 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, James of New Orleans, Jerry of Mineral Wells, Texas, John of Weatherford, Texas, Jeffrey of Friendswood, Texas; brothers, Karl of Manhattan, Max of Ottawa; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with your local Boy Scout troop.

Schmidt, Rosena, 88, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Lone Tree Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Galva. 
Survivors: son, Luther of Moundridge; daughters, Audrey McConkey of Gypsum, Mary Jean Koehn of Moundridge; sisters, Lorene Koehn of Newton, Imogene Hall of Pasco, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Moundridge Manor. Moundridge Funeral Home.

Bright, Daisy, 78, Newton School District secretary and District Court clerk, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Visitation with family 6:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday; service 2 p.m. Monday, both at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Charley of Porter, Okla., Glenn of Newton; daughter, Pauline Casey of Newton; sister, Ruby Payne of Bristol, England; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Human Society and Central Homecare and Hospice.

Duerksen, Elmer B., 88, formerly of Hillsboro, retired farmer, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. 
Survivors: sister, Margaret Klassen of Dodge City. Memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee. Miller Funeral Home, Goessel.

Garrison, Pauline M., 79, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Chester; son, Roy Arnold of Liberal; daughter, Pamela Eaves of Athens, Ala., stepsons, Dennis of Lawrence, Lee of Leavenworth; brothers, Jim Borth of Plains, Dean Borth of Meade; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with The Center for Basic Cancer Research of Kansas State University. Fidler-Orme Mortuary.

Doughty, Cletis F., 81, retired USD 214 bus driver and mechanic, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Garnand Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Larry of Casper, Wyo.; daughter, Mary Hoffman of Irving, Texas; brother, Loy of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Lung Association. 

Hobbs, Elmer Lyle, 84, retired Shell Oil Co. employee, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Oxford Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Mabel; sister, Melissa Ragsdale of St. Louis. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Rising, Letha Archer, 93, retired nurse aide, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Evangelical Free Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Lillian Grunwald; brothers, Dale Archer, Mace Archer; sisters, Nadine Peck, Ruth Sparks all of Winfield; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Evangelical Free Church Building Fund and Hospice Inc. Miles Funeral Service.


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