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Barrick, Ina I., 90, homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. today and Thursday, Cochran Mortuary; graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward, Okla. 
Survivors: son, Charles of Ada, Okla.; daughters, Charlotte Wheat of Artesia, N.M., Imalee Johnson of Arkansas City; brother, Elmer Chaffin of Hopeton, Ark.; sister, Jewell Dunn of Hotchkiss, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Maude Carpenter Children's Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Boutros, Joe L., 83, retired Coleman Co. employee, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Old Mission Cemetery.
Mr. Boutros served his country for over ten years, first enlisted in the Army then the Marines. 
Survivors: wife, Roberta; stepsons, John Tomlin of Phoenix, Kenneth Tomlin of Douglass; nine stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kansas Humane Society. Broadway Mortuary.

Brown, Imogene Parrish "Jeannie," 79, of Harrison, Ark., formerly of Wichita, retired beauty operator, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Christeson Funeral Home, Harrison, Ark. 
Survivors: sister, Sue Chambers of Huntsville, Ark.

Burgess, Albert G. "Al," 78, retired Boeing Wichita company buyer and quality control employee, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Cochran Mortuary; graveside service noon Friday, Belle Plaine Cemetery. 
Survivors: wife, Clara; daughter, Nancy Vieyra of Wichita; granddaughters, Karyn Page, Cynthia Vieyra both of Wichita; great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Page Himes of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Food Pantry in care of Renal Care Group. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Credit, the Rev. Mary A., 67, Cain-Grant Chapel A.M.E. minister, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Grant Chapel A.M.E. 
Survivors: son, James McKinney of Wichita; daughter, Channie Horner of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

Darling, Lyle J., 78, Avionics Electronics Inc. owner, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East; service 11 a.m. Thursday, Calvary United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Dianne Rawson of Wamego; sister, Lucille Thurow of Wichita; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Calvary United Methodist Church.

Deal, Dorothy C., 88, of Denver, formerly of Wichita, retired The Denver Cherry Creek and former Wichita Eagle Beacon fashion editor, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. 
Survivors: daughters, Connie Albright, Kate Deal both of Denver; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Christian Living Campus, Denver. Horan & McConaty Funeral Service.

English, Clyde R., 85, retired Boeing Wichita machinist, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Billy of Wichita; daughter, Kay Land of Parkville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Christ Villa Nursing Home.

Francis, John Harold, 82, retired Milhon Motor and Burtis Ford, Lincoln and Mercury parts and service employee, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Williams Funeral Home, Anthony, Kan. 
Survivors: wife, Sylvia; son, Kenneth of Houston; brother, Lloyd of Anthony; sisters, Alpha Cook, Imogene Sechler both of Anthony; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Antioch Christian Church and Maude Carpenter Children's Home both of Wichita. 

Gary, Zenobia J. (Kelly), 49, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. Wake 6 p.m. today, Jackson Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Thursday, Grove Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church. 
Survivors: son, Bryant; daughters, Anita Kelly, Tamela Kelly all of Wichita; brothers, Erick Kelly, A.T. Kelly both of Wichita, Fredrick Kelly of Denver; sisters, Mildred Taylor, Veda Kelly, Pearilee Griffin all of Wichita; two grandchildren. 

Gordon, Marvin J. "Jerry," retired Boeing Wichita aerodynamic engineer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. today, 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.

Hotchkiss, Earl P., 85, retired Blanchat Machine Co. machinist, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Services today, 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.

Middlemast, Jessie Reisner, 84, retired New York State cooperative extension agent and county administrator, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Memorial service pending. 
Survivors: daughters, Nancy M. Sherman of Arvada, Colo., Joan Middlemast of Wichita; granddaughter, Julie Ann S. Stretz of Littleton, Colo. Memorials have been established with Alzheimer's Association of South Central Kansas and Meals on Wheels. Lakeview Funeral Home.

Pracht, Timothy Louis, 43, retired Boeing Wichita buyer, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Rosary 8 p.m. today, Resthaven Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. 
Survivors: son, Matthew of Honolulu; brothers, Paul, Patrick, Thomas all of Wichita; sisters, Rita Jeter, Mary Malone, Frances Getzinger, Paula Munzo all of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Chicago.

Sanders, Wayne E., 78, of McAllen, Texas, formerly of Wichita, retired Boeing Wichita jig builder, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Service has been held. 
Survivors: wife, Helen; sons, Jerry of Derby, Lennie of Wichita; sisters, Ruby Smith of Independence, Mo., Lola Burney of Myrtle, Mo.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home, Mountain Grove, Mo.

Schuessler, Lawrence George Jr., 66, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. machinist, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. 
Survivors: sons, Larry, Gary both of Wichita, Jeff; daughter, Kathie; mother, Marguerite; brother, Warren of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Sue Norwood of Garden City, Marjorie Bryan of Niceville, Fla. Memorial has been established with Faith Bible Baptist Church.

Stafford, Renee Nicole, 2 year-old daughter of Gary A. Fisher and Debra S. Stafford, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 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.

Zackary, Eleanor T., 84, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Memorial service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. 
Survivors: husband, Fort, Jr.; sons, Fort of San Diego, Burditt of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Thomas of Salina, James of Wichita; ten grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Georgetown Village Endowment Fund and St. Vincent de Paul Special Projects. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Edmiston, Lavon, homemaker and former teacher, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Americus Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Dean of Americus, Robert of Richland, Wash.; brother, John Myser of Emporia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Americus United Presbyterian Church. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.

Ast, Frederick Andrew Sr., 80, of Roseburg, Ore., formerly of Andale, retired Dept. of Veterans Affairs loan officer and office manager, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. No local service. 
Survivors: wife, Marion; son, Fred, Jr. of Sisters, Ore.; daughters, Patricia Kelly of Seattle, Barbara Marder of Bend, Ore., Geri Hughey of Grants Pass, Ore.; brother, Albert of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sisters, Rose May of Wichita, Alberta Rausch of Conway Springs; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with VFW Post 2468. Long And Shukle Memorial Chapel, Roseburg, Ore. 

Sherman, Terry D., 42, welder, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: father, Darrel; brother, Eddie; sister, Kathy Corderman all of Anthony. Memorial has been established with Anthony Recreation Commission for Ball Diamond Improvements. 

Gaede, Eldon R., 70, truck driver, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Jones Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Sharon; sons, Eldon of Norman, Okla., Kevin of Oklahoma City; daughters, Sandra Ray of Edmond, Okla., Katherine Beasley of Duncan, Okla., Penny Chaney of Springdale, Ark.; stepsons, Robert Hogan, Thomas Hogan both of Burlington; stepdaughters, Lynda Coffman, Vicki McDaniel both of Wichita; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hand in Hand Hospice.

Johnson, Hazel F., 86, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 4 p.m. Thursday, Colfax Baptist Church. 
Survivors: sons, Charles of Vienna, Va., Duane, Larry both of Chanute; daughters, Evelyn Johnson, L. Arlene Taylor both of Chanute; brother, Raymond Ingle of Chanute; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Cherry Street Youth Center. 

Traylor, Raymond Julius, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nazarene Church, Buffalo, Kan. 
Survivors: sons, Klint of Los Angeles, Tom of Wichita, Tab of Fredonia, Jim of Crosby, Minn., Mike of Chanute; daughter, Sue Culbertson Miller of Wichita; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Johnson Mortuary.

Meeker, Jeffrey Alan "Jeff," 33, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today; funeral mass 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Holy Name Catholic Church. 
Survivors: parents, Tom and Janet of the home; brother, Kevin of Tulsa; sister, Michele Schultz of Copperas Cove, Texas. Memorials have been established with Class Limited, Southeast Independent Living and American Cancer Society. Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service.

Thomas, L.S., 86, retired Fred Kistler Oil co-manager, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service. 
Survivors: son, Larry of Coffeyville; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Coffeyville Boys Club. 

Weishaubt, Dorothy Eleanor, 82, retired Co-Op Refinery pipe fitter, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Graveside service 11 a.m. today, Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, H.W. of Oak Grove, Mo.; daughter, Rose Wulf of Olympia, Wash.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service.

Hill, Aubrey J., 79, formerly of Wichita, retired City of Wichita Police Dept. mechanic, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Bobbie; son, Aubrey of Conway Springs; stepsons, David Zavala of Haysville, Daniel Zavala of Wichita; stepdaughter, Cynthia Meservy of Conway Springs; brothers, Kermit of Belleview, Fla., Rolla of Bossier City, La.; sister, Letha Clark of Butler, Mo.; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Conway Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. Ebersole Mortuary.

Grubb, the Rev. Andrew Blair, 97, retired minister, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Ruth; son, Lawrence of Fort Worth; daughters, Helen Taylor of Coweta, Okla., Kay Grubb-Griffin of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Fowler United Methodist Church. Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade. 

Karkiainen, Gayle A., 48, homemaker and former medical assistant, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, Garnand Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Paul; son, David of Des Moines; parents, Jack and An Kirkwood of Depoe Bay, Ore.; brothers, Larry Kirkwood of Seattle, Gary Kirkwood of Depoe Bay, Ore. Memorial has been established with Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Franz, Elda M., 71, Bethesda Home dietary aide, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. 
Survivors: son, Royce Falming of Newton; daughters, Linette Koehn of Greensburg, Janine Peters f Hillsboro, Dorlee Freeman of Peck, Michelle Croomes of Wichita; brother, Alfred Schmidt of Goessel; sister, Marcella Woelk of Newton; nine grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Caring Hands Humane Society and Bethesda Home. Miller Funeral Home.

Whithorn, Lewis Martin, 73, Parrish Motor Co. master technician and VIP Charters coach driver, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Bryant-Christians Funeral Home; graveside service 2:30 Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. 
Survivors: wife, Roberta; sons, Michael, Jeffrey of Great Bend; brothers, Howard of Hoisington, Lee, Warren both of Hutchinson; sisters, Alice Lightner, Evelyn Hendershot both of Hutchinson, Velma Miller of Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Legion Post 180.

Sklenar, Edwin E., 71, farmer and trucker, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Tampa. 
Survivors: wife, Lois; sons, Gregory of Wichita; stepson, Larry Hampton of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Valerie Hampton of Strafford, Mo.; brother, LaVern of Hillsboro; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. John's Lutheran Church. Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.

Mullen, Teresa E., 103, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Rosary 10 a.m.; service 10:30 both Friday, Holy Cross Catholic Church.
No immediate survivors. Memorial has been established with Dillon Living Center. Elliott Mortuary.

Neuburger, Lucille E., 81, retired S.K.F. Roller and Ball Bearings and Cessna Fluid Power Division employee, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Faith United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Arthur; sons, Arthur of Salina, Ancel of Olathe; daughters, Dawn Allerheiligen of Marysville, Ola Wilk of Hutchinson; sister, Margaret Joyner of Hutchinson; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Faith United Methodist Church. Elliott Mortuary.

Perrin, Maxine, 73, retired Ellsworth Nursing Home and Mennonite Nursing Home food service employee, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. No local service. 
Survivors: sister, Anita Burgess of Wichita. Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita.

Johnson, Carl Dean, 64, tree trimmer, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence, Kan. 
Survivors: sons, Carl, Jr. of Wichita, Randy of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Cathy Bookout of Wichita; brothers, Leslie of Wichita, Robert of Denver; sisters, Evelyn Casey, Frances Eastman, Betty Vannaman all of Wichita, June McHatton, Marilyn Holcomb of Derby. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Marshall, Helen K., 93, retired Leon High School teacher, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Leon United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: sister, Frances Long of Littleton, Colo. Memorials have been established with Leon United Methodist Church and B.A.S.E. Carlson Funeral Home.

Estes, E.B. "Boots," 91, retired carpenter and farmer, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Macksville Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Grace; son, Owen of Manhattan; daughter, Sharon Crissman of St. John; stepson, Larry Heublein of Blue Springs, Mo.; brother, Glen of Grapevine, Texas; sisters, Hazel Barstow of Harlingen, Texas, Orva Oehler of Weki Washee, Fla., Dolores Crawford of Hoisington, Marilyn Kellogg of Great Bend; eight grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Macksville Christian Church, Ionic Lodge 254 and Order of Eastern Star 204. Minnis Chapel.

Cooper, Vernon R., 83, retired Kansas State Highway Dept. employee, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Service 10 a.m. today, Countryside Christian Church. 
Survivors: son, Raymond of Cabot, Ark.; daughters, Donna Milner of Rose Hill, Genny Heisler of Independence; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Countryside Christian Church. Loran Fawcett Funeral Home.

Fieser, Mary Jane, 73, of DeLeon Springs, Fla., formerly of Norwich and Winfield, retired teacher, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000. No local service. 
Survivors: husband, Ralph; sons, Gerald of DeLand, Fla., Karl of DeLeon Springs, Fla.; daughterm Susan Woodard of DeLand, Fla.; five grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand, Fla. 

Freshman, Mary E., 90, former Prudential Insurance Co. secretary, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, Parsons Presbyterian Manor Chapel; committal service 4 p.m. Thursday, Rose Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. 
Survivors: daughters, Rosalyn Weiner of Hackensack, N.J., Anna Samuels of Denver, Sue Freshman of Overland Park; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Parsons Arboretum. Carson-Wall Funeral Home. 

Shepard, Nancy G., 46, of Las Vegas, formerly of Parsons, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Gary; son, James; daughter, Joanna Shepard all of the home; parents, Jim and Joan Parks of Parsons; sisters, Louann Heck of Rowland Heights, Calif., Linda Downey of Parsons; grandmother, Gladys Tredway of Parsons; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Pike, Dr. Francis G., 90, retired chiropractor, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Sublette Baptist Church. 
Survivors: son, Johnnie of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; daughters, Edith Hale of Winfield, Lois Shrimplin of Sublette; sister, Elnora Condit of Arkansas City; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Sublette Baptist Church and Gideons International. Haskell County Funeral Home.

Kline, Carol, 57, of Omaha, formerly of Tipton, former Clarkson Hospital housekeeper, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Vigil 7:45 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Boniface Catholic Church. 
Survivors: brothers, Charles Hollerich of Cawker City, Harold Hollerich, Joe Hollerich both of Tipton, Ken Hollerich of Fort Worth; sisters, Catherine Schuetz, Lou Ann Dillner, Virginia Mullins all of Denver, Beatrice Long of Arvada, Colo., Marcena Keating of Junction City. Memorial has been established with St. Agnes Catholic Church, Omaha and St. Boniface Catholic Church Trust Fund. Domoney Funeral Home, Downs.

Edwards, Arthur F., 82, farmer and retired Woodson county maintainer operator, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m. today, 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, Raymond of El Dorado, Ralph of Springfield, Mo.; sister, Evenlyn Ehrhardt of El Dorado; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and Allen County Hospice.


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