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Alway, Albert R. "Ray," 85, retired Alway Decorating Service owner, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wellington Place Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Violet; brother, Herbert J. Alway of Salem, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Kathie Alway of Holiday Island, Ark.; granddaughters, Tammy Hartje of Battlefield, Mo., Genny Alway of Holiday Island; great-granddaughters, Savannah Hartje, Jacqulyne Alway; many nieces and nephews. Memorial has been established with Wellington Place Baptist Church. Cochran Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Chin, Lorraine A. (Hach), 71, hospital operating room technician, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Private family memorial service. 
Survivors: husband, Ronnie; sons, Ronald Choy, John Choy, Keni Choy, all of Wichita; daughters, Linda Choy of Wichita, Debra Carr of Deer Park, Wis.; sister, Evelyn Mills of Clarmont, Fla.; three grandchildren. Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center.

Fitzpatrick, Eunice D., 97, retired legal secretary for Phillip Mellor, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey East Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Highland Cemetery, Iola. 
Survivors: son, Nevan E. of Canada; daughter-in-law, Donna Fitzpatrick Palkowitsh of Wichita; grandchildren, Timothy and Troy Fitzpatrick, Theresa Graham, Tonja Harrison; great-grandchildren, Garrett Fitzpatrick Graham, Dalton and Cassidy Graham, Shelby, Kyle and Carly Fitzpatrick, Sidney and Samantha Harrison. Memorial has been established with Senior Companions.

Gayer, Louis Franklin, 88, of Cabool, Mo., formerly of Wichita, retired farmer, former Beech Aircraft sheet metal worker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Souls Harbor Church, Houston, Mo. 
Survivors: sons, Andres of Oakhill, Orval, Larry, both of Cabool, Lynn of Camdenton, Mo., Delbert of Houston, Mo., Lonnie of Lawton, Okla.; daughters, Bessie Simon of Wichita, Teresa Meisenheimer of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 35 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren. Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home, Cabool.

Green, Anthony Francis, 72, retired Learjet of Tucson general manager of operations, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 6:30 p.m. today, service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Mark, Kevin, Patrick, Richard, all of Wichita, Michael of Rose Hill; daughters, Judy Terlik of Hutchinson, Mary Bloomer of Burlington, Susan Tamplin of Wichita; brothers, Robert of Memphis, Tenn., William, Daniel, Gerald, Andrew, all of Wichita, James of Phoenix, Michael of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; sister, Mary Matthew of Wichita; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 6:30 p.m. today, service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Mark, Kevin, Patrick, Richard, all of Wichita, Michael of Rose Hill; daughters, Judy Terlik of Hutchinson, Mary Bloomer of Burlington, Susan Tamplin of Wichita; brothers, Robert of Memphis, Tenn., William, Daniel, Gerald, Andrew, all of Wichita, James of Phoenix, Michael of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; sister, Mary Matthew of Wichita; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Hubbart, Nancy "Jan," 57, retired accountant, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, service 1 p.m. Wednesday,both at Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Harold; daughter, Geri Lynn Hubbart of Topeka; father, Troy A. Smith of Wichita; sisters, Tammy Kyle of Lampe, Mo., Glenda Manzi, Penny Longhofer, both of Wichita. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Martin, Homer, 95, retired Boeing Wichita electrician, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Visitation with family 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Old Mission Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors: sons, Gerald of Wichita, Jack Durbin of Great Bend, James of Elsequendo, Calif.; daughter, Alice James of Wichita; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Noel, Dorothy A., 82, retired bookkeeper, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, White Chapel Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Floyd III of Austin, Texas; daughters, Carol Chambers of Wichita, Patricia Stantz of Abilene, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.

Putnam, Ray A., 57, Graham Construction Co. Inc. president and Jesse L. Graham Real Estate Co. owner and property and investments owner, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Central Christian Church.
Mr. Putnam was born Nov. 9, 1942, at Devil's Lake, N.D., and was a former resident of Pelican Rapids, Minn. He graduated from East High School in 1960 and from W.S.U. with a BS in Business in 1965. Mr. Putnam was a member of the local golf community and loved playing golf games at various courses. He loved taking his grandchildren golfing and fishing nightly at Crestview Country Club. 
Survivors: wife, Janyce; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Vicky, daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Eric Kivett, all of Wichita; mother, Joan Putnam of Houston; brothers, Robert, Jon, both of Houston, Joel of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Colleen Bay of Houston; grandchildren, Lance, Tiffany, Rebekah and a little boy due in April. Memorial has been established with Wichita Junior Golf Foundation. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Schroeder, Phillip Elden, 82, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. tool and die maker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
Mr. Schroeder was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corp as a first sergeant.
Mr. Schroeder's hobbies included collecting pens and dog breeding. 
Preceded in death by son, Phillip Schroeder. 
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.

Smith, Betty Lou (Haire), 78, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Wichita, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, service 1:30 p.m. Friday, both at Old Mission Mortuary.
Mrs. Smith grew up in Wichita and graduated from East High School and W.S.U. She was a member of Sorosis and active in P.E.O. During World War II, she served as a WAC. Her love of travel took her around the world during her lifetime. She and her husband of 52 years, Don, retired to Bella Vista, Ark., in 1981 to enjoy golf, bridge and friends. Although a lifetime Presbyterian, she and Don were active in the Bella Vista Community Church during their 18 years in Bella Vista. 
Survivors: husband, Don; son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Lynda of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Bill Gooley of Omaha; sister, Jean Billinger of Wichita; grandchildren, Chap and Bryan Smith, Jennifer, Sherry and Michelle Gooley. Memorials have been established with Dudley Moore Research Fund for PSP, Baltimore, Md., and Bella Vista Community Church.

Stafford, John F., 86, retired Duo Bed furniture designer, draftsman and engineer, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
Survivors: son, John C. of Wichita; daughters, Mary Adams of Kansas City, Maggie Budewitz of St. Paul, Minn., Angie Stafford, Trudy Stout, both of Wichita; brother, Tom of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Angela Brungardt of Winfield, Charlotte Coughlan of Kingfisher, Okla.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Stubbs, Flossie Elizabeth, 98, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Maple Grove Cemetery; memorial service 2 p.m.Tuesday, University Friends Church.
Mrs. Stubbs was born Feb. 28, 1901, in Clay Center. She was a member of University Friends Church and College Hill United Methodist Church and a former member of First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: sons, Roger of Edmonds, Wash., Bill of Wheaton, Ill.; daughters, Donna Healey of Everett, Wash., Marilyn Williams of Shell Knob, Mo., Carolyn Walz of Overland Park; brother, Don Kincaid of League City, Texas; niece, Judy Sunderland of Wichita; grandchildren, Ed Stubbs, Rich Healey, Sue Farrell, Diane Conrad, Linda Dolan, Kathy Summers, Jan Nelson, Julie Williams, Debby McMullen, David Walz; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Shepherds Rest and First United Methodist Television Ministry.

Whorton, Willa Mae, 94, of Marionville, Mo., formerly of Wichita, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church, Shell Knob., Mo.; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita. 
Survivors: daughter, Bille Frank Preston of Shell Knob; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Lung Association.

Willinger, Dorothy Mae, 73, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Resthaven Mortuary.
Preceded in death by son, Roger Gould. 
Survivors: husband, Donald; sons, Eldon Gould of Wellington, Verlin Gould of Belle Plaine; daughter, Rhonda Kelley, sister, Patsy Canary, both of Wichita; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kansas Dialysis Association.

Wright, Ford L. "Louie," 56, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Wichita, Army Corp of Engineers employee, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Frayser, Tenn. 
Survivors: brothers, Richard, Gerald, both of Memphis, Ken of Brandon, Miss.; sisters, Teresa Giddens, Michelle, both of Denver, Jeanine Gross of Honolulu, Denise Hoffman of Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home, Memphis.

Dawe, Virginia M., 87, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Barbara Allen of Phoenix; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Chapman Valley Manor. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home.

Claussen, Patricia Mary "Mary Pat," 54, secretary and former Kansas Foundation for Visual Awareness president, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego. 
Survivors: husband, Verne Jr.; son, Verne III of Manhattan; daughter, Mary of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Mary Jane Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; brother, Mike Williams of Birmingham, David Williams of Foley, Ala., Jon Williams of Montevallo, Ala. Memorials have been established with Alma United Methodist Church and See to Learn Council.

Harvey, Louida Becky, 87, homemaker and former Dairiette Carryout employee, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, service 2 p.m. Thursday, both at Dunsford Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, James Harris of Troy, Mich.; stepson, L.R. Harvey of Cheyenne, Wyo.; adopted daughter, Virginia Kellogg, stepdaughter, Nita Mae Mercer, both of Augusta; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Schmidt, Otto N., 67, Alta township road maintenance employee, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman. 
Survivors: wife, Nancy; sons, Nickolai of Newton, Dobby of Hutchinson; daughters, Jody Ratzlaff of Hutchinson, Shelly Loganbill of Moundridge, Kelly Pankratz of Fresno, Calif.; mother, Susan Schmidt of Newton; sisters, Julia Regier of Moundridge, Susan Duerksen of Hillsboro, Delome Schmidt, Rita Sperry, both of Newton; 13 grandchilden. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society c/o Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church. Moundridge (Kan.) Funeral Home.

Riggs, Morna F., 95, homemaker and former Burlington Creamery co-owner, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Woodland Cemetery, Mound City. 
Survivors: nieces, Helen Williams of El Dorado, Mary Kay Barker of Wichita. Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon.

Throckmorton, Clyde Marion, 67, retired plumber, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dearing Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Kathyern; son, Ray of Texas; daughters, Yalala Hastings, Claretta Brown, Mavaneen Pierce, all of Kansas; brothers, Sylvester Perkins of California, Clayton Perkins of Oregon, Henry Throckmorton of Oklahoma; sisters, Mary Varner, Delores Gillespie, both of Kansas, Merna Throckmorton of N.M., Shirley Davis of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service.

Arnold, Mary, 86, retired Bright Star Co. inspector, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
Survivors: son, George of Derby; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Hoyt, Bertha Maxine, 83, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dexter Cemetery. 
Survivors: husband, Arthur; son, George Love of Dexter; daughters, Arelen Seeliger of Burden, Diana Blevins of Waukesha, Wis., Wilma Hoyt Stuckey of Wichita, Arthureta Hoyt Courtney of Ponca City, Okla., Esther Hoyt Mayer of Chesapeake, Va.; brother, Maurice Waldroupe of Winfield; sisters, Margaret Scott of Winfield, Melba Huss of Bidwell, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Miles Funeral Service, Winfield.

Svaty, Nora Marie, 83, formerly of Ellsworth, retired Miner & Aylward legal secretary, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000.Visitation with family 5 to 7 p.m. today, Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. 
Survivors: son, Howard of Fredonia; brothers, Walter Warttig of Salina, Benno Warttig of Ellsworth; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Immanuel Lutheran Church. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

Pancost, Ruth Mae (Barnard), 91, of Sterling, Colo., formerly of Great Bend, retired Barton County Welfare Office director, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fryberger Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Allen of Sterling, Colo.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Alzheimers Foundation and Faith Community Church.

Schaffer, LaVern E., 73, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone employee, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Elliott Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Church of the Holy Cross. 
Survivors: wife, Betty Jean; sons, Robert of Louisburg, Anthony of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; daughters, Susan Swanson of Windom, Judith Burnam of Oklahoma City, Kathleen Gregory of Kansas City, Mo.; stepson, Clark Barnes of Hutchinson; stepdaughters, Kathy Mullen, Brenda Ludlow, both of Olathe, Roxie Wyer of Hutchinson; sisters, Evelyn Wells, Lillian Gardner, both of Colorado; 21 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters. Memorial has been established with World War II Memorial.

Hopp, Lester L., 70, farmer, former road maintainer and meat processor, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Sherla; sons, Robert of Lindsborg, Lyle of Marshall, Texas; daughter, Deborah of Marion; stepsons, Steve Burkey of Lindsborg, Bill Burkey of Flagstaff, Ariz.; brother, Donald of Entrican, Mich.; sister, Elaine Joseph of Inman; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Hays Funeral Home.

Thomas, Wilton "Sam," 84, retired Santa Fe Railway section laborer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville. 
Survivors: wife, Mary; sons, Bill, Bob, both of Wichita, Gene of Courtland, Jerry of Lovewell; daughters, Ella Eshom of Andover, Mary Adams of Fair Oaks, Calif., Venda Young, Michelle Jensen, both of Hays; brother, Russell of Webber. Memorial has been established with Alzheimer's Association.

Huntsman, Roger Dale, 51, truck driver, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John's Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: wife, Danna; daughter, Lisa Hargett of Nashville; brother, Joe, sister, Betty Jeffares, both of Columbus, Ind.; grandmother, Gracie Spears of Adolphus, Ky.; one grandson. Memorial has been established with St. John's Lutheran Church. Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.

Schneider, Albert C., 97, farmer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Moundridge Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Gospel Church of God in Christ Mennonite. 
Survivors: wife, Gladys; sons, Clayton of Artesia, N.M., Dale of Great Bend; daughters, Evon Schneider of Moundridge, Gladdeen Nightingale of Galva, Ruth Ewy of Lenexa; brother, Clarence of Hesston; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Central Homecare & Hospice.

Worden, Donna Allene, 65, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Newton, secretary, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, service 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Vernon of Los Lunas, N.M.; daughter, Janine Wernecke of Austin, Texas; mother, Zelma Bergen of Newton; sisters, Dolores Cook of Oklahoma City, Nina Hirsch of Dallas; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Hazen, Albert, 91, retired Sunflower Manufacturing employee, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Ethel; sister, Vada Hazen of Stockton. Memorial has been established with Stockton United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.

Pfalzgraf, Harold Archer, 66, attorney, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Carol; son, H. Douglas of Wellington; daughter, Linda Pfalzgraf Saffell of Woodstock, Ga.; brothers, Richard, Charles, both of McPherson; sisters, Maxine Larson of McPherson, Diana Herr of Kansas City; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with First United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund and Wellington Public Library. Frank Funeral Home.

Clements, Robert L., 79, funeral director and former Gordon Mortuary co-owner-operator, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Miles Funeral Service. 
Survivors: wife, Jackie; sons, Chris, Gordy, both of Wichita, Howard of Hawaii, Jimmy McCraney, Marvin Browning, both of Winfield, Mark Browning of California; daughters, Patty McCraney, Terri Browning, both of Winfield; brothers, Bill of Grandview, Mo., Jim of Drumright, Okla.; sisters, Virginia Rutter of Winfield, Norma Jean Cross of Lake Winnetonka, Minn.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Legion Post No. 10 and Winfield Elks Lodge.

Moore, John Wesley, 52, retired Park Department superintendent, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Miles Funeral Service. 
Survivors: wife, Sharon; sons, Scott, Travis, both of Winfield; daughter, Misty Hendrix of Park City; brother, Charles of Winfield; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Syrengomyelia Alliance Program and Victory in the Valley, Wichita.


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