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Brabec, Rose A., 93, of Clarkson, Neb., retired schoolteacher, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 10 a.m. today, SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Clarkson. 
Survivors: son, David of Yukon, Okla.; daughter, Judy Misek of Wichita; six grandchildren. Miller Funeral Home, Clarkson.

Carpenter, Loyd, 87, Wichita Welding Supply cylinder tester, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Bethany United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughters, Marilyn Armstrong of Mulvane, Bonnie Randall of Katy, Texas; sisters, Opal Whelchel, Vivan Moon, both of Mankato; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Bethany United Methodist Church. Broadway Mortuary.

Darling, Lyle J., 78, Avionics Electronics Inc. owner, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Calvary United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Dianne Rawson of Wamego; sister, Lucille Throw of Wichita; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Calvary United Methodist Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Gordon, Marvin J. "Jerry," retired Boeing Wichita aerodynamic engineer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
Mr. Gordon served as 1st lieutenant in the Army Field Artillery. A graduate of N.Y.U., he served as chief of Aerodynamics and Preliminary Design for Raytheon and was Boeing Aircraft DAS coordinator and engineering manager for the Boeing Modification Center. He taught courses at W.S.U. in engineering flight testing and was a member of 0 x 5 Aviation Pioneers. Mr. Gordon wrote many technical articles and is listed in Who's Who in Engineering. He was honored by the Beech Bonanza Organization for his aerodynamic design of that aircraft and was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame on Sept. 29, 1999. Mr. Gordon was a sail plane enthusiast and built two sail planes. Mr. Gordon was an Eagle Scout and built his first sail plane when he was a teenager in Oklahoma City. He was a member of Albert Pike Lodge, Wichita Consistory and Shrine. 
Survivors: wife, Vee; stepsons, Kent Shawver of Wichita, Herbert Shawver of Seattle; sister-in-law, Mrs. Norman Gordon, nephew, Gary Gordon, both of Oklahoma City. Memorial has been established with Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy.

Green, Anthony Francis "Tony," 72, retired Learjet of Tucson vice president and general manager of operations, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. today, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by wife, Joanna. 
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; brothres, 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.

Hotchkiss, Earl P., 85, retired Blanchat Machine Co. machinist, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Services Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Cochran Mortuary, Wichita, 3 p.m., Burlingame (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Lila; daughters, LaVita Lister of Galveston, Texas, Debbie Boyd of McPherson, Cindy Clements of Wichita; seven grandchildren. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Howell, Robert N., retired professor of economics, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. No local service. 
Survivors: son, John of Wichita; daughter Betty of Flat Rock, N.C.; four sisters, one brother, three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Lewis, Frances M., 74, Boeing Wichita insurance department secretary, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Broadway Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Anne Catholic Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Penny Medlin of Wichita; sister, Maxine Kotick of Weed, Calif.; grandchildren, Shawn Berry of Lawrence, Shannon Berry, Richard A. Lewis, Lin Medlin, Patrick Medlin, John Medlin, all of Wichita; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Anne Catholic Church.

Pray, Paul L., 89, C.P.A., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Mount Hope. 
Survivors: wife, Marie; daughter and son-in-law, Thomas and Delores Weve of Mount Hope; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

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. today, 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.

Stafford, John F., 86, retired Duo Bed furniture designer, draftsman and engineer, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today, 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.

Stafford, Renee Nicole, 2 year-old daughter of Gary A. Fisher and Debra S. Stafford, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Resthaven Mortuary.
Other survivors: grandparents, Gary E. and Charlotte A. Fisher of Wichita, Stanley and Hazel Stafford of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; aunts, Kimberly Carroll, Carrie Lindstrom, both of Wichita, Tonya Stafford of Salina; uncle, Dal Lindstrom of Wichita; great-aunts, Sandy Stafford of Rockton, Ill., Cassandra Deming, Linda Sue Given, both of Salina; great-uncles, Jon Casperson of Huntsville, Ala., Larry Stafford of Rosco, Ill.

Voth, Bessie K., 91, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home. 
Survivors: daughter, Lola Pino of Seattle; sister, Lillian Taylor of Junction City; one grandson. Memorial has been established with Humane Society.

Perry, Wilma G., 85, retired Duckwall employee, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home; service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: sisters, Jeane Berryman, Betty Olsen, both of Lincoln. Memorial has been established with Lincoln County Historical Museum.

Kincheloe, Gertrude Irene, 90, of Blackwell, Okla., formerly of Anthony, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, James W. Roberts Memorial Chapel, Blackwell, Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Jim, Max, both of Blackwell; brothers, Dean Bishop of Blackwell, Richard Bishop of Wichita; sisters, Nellie Faye Dunlap of Lake Isabelle, Calif., Thelma Adkinson of Florida; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Diabetes Fund. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Blackwell.

Monroe, Charles Wesley Sr., 73, former General Electric inspector, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Norma; sons, Charles Jr., Thomas, both of Arkansas City; brother, Danny Monroe of Catoosa, Okla.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Davis, W.A. "Curly," 80, retired Pester Refining Co. gauger, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. 
Survivors: wife, Mary Ann; son, David of Wichita; daughters, Margie Herron of El Dorado, Nancy Boeselager of Lisle, Ill.; brothers, Elmer of El Dorado, Donald of Houston; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Augusta Public Library.

Wilson, Paul, 69, retired aircraft parts manufacturer and Forming Specialist Co. co-founder, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Thursday, Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita. 
Survivors: wife, Bessie; son, Ted of Belle Plaine; daughters, Mary Smith of Haysville, Elaine Doggett of Udall, Sharon McAninch of Whitewater, Paula VanderWielen of Wichita, Becky Wilson of Belle Plaine; brother, Chester of San Louis Obispo, Calif.; half-brothers, John of Ponca City, Okla., Wade of Sand Dusky, Okla.; sister, Karen Harris of Wichita; stepsisters, Nina Crawford of Oposka, Fla., Lottie Yaws of Hillsboro, Ore., Betty Johnson of Amarillo, Texas; half-sister, Alice Davis of Belle Plaine; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with The Church Today Ministries Inc.

Earnest, W. Howard, 88, retired printer for The Chanute Tribune, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel. 
Survivors: wife, Mildred; daughters, Karen of Independence, Mo., Betty Francis of Joppa, Md.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church.

Smith, Wayne J., 88, of Owasso, Okla., formerly of Chanute, retired advertising manager for The Chanute Tribune, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Doris; daughter, Kristy Boaz of Chanute; stepsons, Richard Hesting of Owasso, Dean Hesting of Gardner, Dan Hesting of Topeka; stepdaughter, Susan Cunningham of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; brother, Merle of Mustang, Okla.; three grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson. Memorials have been established with Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute, and Faith Lutheran Church, Owasso.

Uden, Lee G. "Bud," 89, retired farmer and rancher, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Colfax Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Margaret; daughter, Barbara McQuin of Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Heft, Jessie Loree, 86, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: sons, Jerry of Coldwater, Dayle of Greensburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Comanche County Hospital, Chief Theater and United Methodist Church. Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home.

Mueller, Gladys Opal, 89, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, service 2 p.m. Wednesday, both at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service. 
Survivors: sons, Fred of Andale, Steve of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Peggy Douglas of Dallas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Dearing United Methodist Church.

Cameron, Harvey R. "Bob," 96, retired El Dorado Refining Co. and American Petrofina employee, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, service 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Carlson Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Jim of Denver; two grandchildren.

Harlan, Carol Lee, 76, retired oil field pipe fitter, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Baptist Church, Eureka. 
Survivors: wife, June; sons, Donnie, Harvey, both of Hackett, Ark.; daughter, Sharon Pennington of Fort Smith, Ark.; sister, Ruth Best of Kilgore, Texas; five grandchildren. Mallory Funeral Home, Spiro, Okla.

Land, Mary V., 80, retired W.T. Grants Department Store sales clerk, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City. 
Survivors: sons, Robert of El Dorado, Edward of Westwood, Lawrence of Kansas City; brother, Paul Volk of Franklin; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.

Donovan, Marvin L., 67, truck driver, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, service 2 p.m. Wednesday, both at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. 
Survivors: sons, Terry of Wichita, Kenton of Hoisington; daughters, Sherri, Vonda, both of Wichita; mother, Lenora, brother, Gerald, both of Hoisington; sisters, Melva Merlau of Hoisington, Delora of Wichita; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Vine United Methodist Church.

Black, Barbara A., 62, teacher, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. Service has been held. 
Survivors: husband, Larry; sisters, Earline Polk of Hutchinson, Marceline Adams of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Ute Pass Historical Society, Woodland Park, Colo. Elliott Mortuary.

Dunmire-Lindsey, Helen Ruth, 68, homemaker and retired nurse aide, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. No service. 
Survivors: brother, Jim Dunmire of Rockaway Beach, Mo.; sisters, Lillian Braum of Victoria, Kathryn Evans of Colorado Springs. Memorials have been established with Hutchinson Christian Soup Ministry and American Cancer Society. Elliott Mortuary.

Petersheim, Raymond C., 34, Pankratz Implements mechanic, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Yoder Mennonite Church. 
Survivors: wife, Judy; son, Travis of the home; parents, Chris and Ada of Sarasota, Fla.; brother, Leroy of Sullivan, Ill.; sisters, Cindy Beachy of Hutchinson, Rose Eash of Haven; grandmother, Fannie Keim of Millersburg, Ohio. Memorial has been established with Prison Care Ministries, Sarasota, Fla. Elliott Mortuary.

King, Wanda B., 66, of Copan, Okla., formerly of Independence, retired Automotive Controls Corp. assembly line worker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Richard; sons, Roger, Randy, Sandy, stepson, Kenny Evans, all of Independence; daughter, Tina Vineyard of Copan; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Bates, Frances M., 80, homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Macksville Christian Church. 
Survivors: sons, Clyde Jr. of Vernal, Utah, Donald of Bonner Springs, Richard of Macksville; daughter, Evelyn Berry of Gravois Mills, Mo.; brothers, Charlie Fry of Bakersfield, Calif., John Fry of Rapid City, S.D., David Fry of Boulder, Colo.; sisters, Dorothy Fry of Colorado Springs, Ruby Thompson of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren. Minnis Chapel.

Heedick, Floyd Ray, 77, retired Boeing Wichita aircraft mechanic, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mulvane United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Maxine; son, Gary of Atlanta, Ga. Memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Leedale, Jack E., 49, retired truck driver and floor installer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. No service. 
Survivors: wife, Doris; daughter, Melanie Dominguez of Independence; mother, Lucille, brother, Craig, both of Newton; sister, Barbara Bigger of Phoenix; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Petersen Funeral Home.

Rogers, Clifford H., 97, of Morrison, Ill., formerly of Newton, retired American Broadcasting Co. engineer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Private service. 
Survivors: wife, Winifred; sons, Arthur, Clifford Jr., daughters, Doris Fields, Elizabeth Bach, Hilda Adcox, addresses unavailable. Snell-Zornig Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa.

Riemann, Evelyn L., 89, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Service 10 a.m. today, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 
Survivors: sons, Sylvester of Florence, Mont., Arnold of Norton, Darrell of Springfield, Mo., Leland of Goddard, Paul of Valley Center; daughter, LaVetta Garrison of Hastings, Neb.; brother, Otheal Scott, sister, Vera Lee Scott, both of Norton; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Enfield Funeral Home.

Heth, Mildred L., 96, former nurse aide and Kansas Ordnance Plant employee, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, service 2 p.m. Wednesday, both at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Harold of Rohnert Park, Calif.; daughters, Gwen Moore of Parsons, Mary Alice Stallsmith of Topeka; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Wesley United Methodist Church and Good Samaritan Center.

McElhaney, Robert M. "Bob," 64, electrician, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Springhill Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughters, Mellisa Rice, Amber, both of Houston; mother, E. Leona Lee of the home; brother, James of Grants Pass, Ore., sister, LaVeta Walsh of Parsons. Memorial has been established with St. John's Hospice. Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Sugg, Maryland E., 84, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Her body has been donated to medical research. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Heritage Village of Rose Hill. 
Survivors: family in Wichita, Derby, Denton, Texas, and Arkansas.

Miller, Marvin Lee, 54, Kansas Corporation Commission petroleum regulatory technician and former teacher and coach, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Rosaries 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., vigil 7:30 p.m., all Wednesday, service 10 a.m. Thursday, all at St. Fidelis Catholic Church. 
Survivors: wife, Iris; son Jeff of Phillipsburg; daughter, Jamie Stout of Victoria; parents, Edgar and Clara of Victoria; sisters, Mary Windholz, Fran Robben, both of Victoria, Nadine Engel, Janet Steen, both of Hays; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Fidelis Cemetery Fund and TMP Baseball Program.

Edwards, Arthur F., 82, farmer and retired Woodson county maintainer operator, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Campbell Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Arthur Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, Grace Chapman of Cassville, Mo., Sharon Swenson of Mason City, Iowa, Sandy Old of Topeka, Pat Jacobs of Wichita; brothers, Richard Kivett of Elberta, Ala., Rex Kivett of Olathe; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and Allen County Hospice.

Hearn, Mary Catherine, 77, former Eby Construction Co. accounting supervisor and First United Methodist Church secretary, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center; service 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Chanute. 
Survivors: husband, Walter; son, Thomas of Omaha; daughter, Trisha Testorff of Platte City, Mo.; brother, Robert Ferguson of Columbia, Mo.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Chanute First Baptist Church.


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