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Farha, Janet L., 62, Piccadilly Market, Grill & Bakery administrative assistant, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral. 
Survivors: son, Eric of Newnan, Ga.; daughter, Erin Kimmett of Norwood, Mass.; sister, Marcia Stites of Denver; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Faulkner, Steven Dale, 48, formerly of Arkansas City, Haysville school district employee, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City. 
Survivors: daughter, Michele of Wichita; father, Gale Faulkner, mother, Marilea Farris, brother, David Faulkner, sister, Cheryl Blenz, all of Arkansas City. Memorial has been established with Arkansas City Christian Academy.

Feyerabend, Ernest J., 82, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Wichita and Anacortes, Wash., retired Boeing Wichita supervisor, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Wichita.

Mr. Feyerabend was born Nov. 30, 1917, to Fred Edward and Bertha Nellie (Davis) Feyerabend, at Greenleaf, Kan. In 1938, he married Melba Vernon at Greenleaf. She preceded him in death in 1967.

Preceded in death: his parents, Melba, Tillie, and grandchildren, Deborah Schreffler and Kevin Nation. 
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Feryerabend of Basehor; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Arthur VanArsdale of Ponca City, Okla., Patricia and Robert Nation of Plato, Mo., Delores and Terry Sentinella of Anacortes, Wash., Doris and Robert Berry of Euphrata, Wash.; grandchildren, Mickey, Glenn, and Dan VanArsdale, Traci Scott, Tamara Barrett, Lucinda Echardt, Chree Schunn, Jeff, Greg, Matt, Anne and Pete Feyerabend, Jame, Katie and Richard Sentinella, Kristin, Kyle and Kelsey Berry; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society, Ponca City Hospice and Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Hunter, the Rev. Alice Lenora (Blevens), Grant Chapel A.M.E. associate minister, died Friday, May 5, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Mark United Methodist Church. Jackson Mortuary.

Johnson, Marvin Louis Sr., 44, Jabara Brothers Grocery Store assistant manager, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service pending. 
Survivors: wife, Carol; sons, John Sankey, Marvin Jr., Marice, Markail, Marliek, daughters, Caroletha, Carletha, stepfather, Elder Grover Shelby, mother, Zeffie Mae Shelby, all of Wichita; brothers, Otis, Melvyn, Floyd, all of Wichita, Kenneth Normore of Lakeridge, Va.; sisters, Zenobia Johnson of Tulsa, Helen Dean, Lillie Lee-Williams, Mary Johnson, Brenda Sanders, Lachelle Normore, all of Wichita. Vann-Gettis Funeral Services.

McDonald, Ricky Lynn, 41, Boeing Wichita CNC machinist, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Teresa; son, Derrick, daughter, Jennifer, both of the home; father and stepmother, Tom and Otemah McDonald of Oklahoma City; mother and stepfather, Geraldine and Leroy Lancaster of Seminole, Okla.; brother, Terry of Evans, Colo.; grandmother, Charlene Vaughan of Seminole.

Norton, Joe K., 58, former owner of Tiger Travel Trailers, Town & Country Mobile Homes and Norton Homes and former Boeing Wichita employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Miles Funeral Service, Winfield.

Preceded in death: his father and sister, Joyce Hite. 
Survivors: life partner, Maggie Clark of Wichita; daughter, Nicole McKinley of Derby; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Pam Norton of Wichita; mother, Wilma Norton of Arkansas City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Sue Norton of Arkansas City, Jerry and Debbie Norton of Winfield; grandchildren, Bailey and Easton McKinley, of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

Peck, Harlan F., 74, retired City of Wichita heavy equipment operator, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 
Survivors: son, Gregory of Efland, N.C.; brother, Harvey of Chillicothe, Mo.; sisters, Delores Krone of Humbolt, Mildred Richwine of Burlington; two grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary.

Ross, Russell "Russ," 68, retired Donrey Outdoor Advertising general manager and Air Force major, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. 
Survivors: wife, Pamela; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Cy Omo of Wichita; sister, Nita Vae Hilton of Hutchinson; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Sanchez, Payton Louise, 5, White Elementary kindergarten student, daughter of Tom Sanchez and Denice Sanchez, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 10:30 a.m. Friday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 
Survivors: brothers, Frank, Aaron, Tommy Lee, all of Wichita; grandparents, Art and Pat Ramos of Pueblo, Colo., Alfred and Lillian Sanchez of Avondale, Colo. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Stull, Russell E., 81, retired Boeing commercial division manager, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Francis of Assisi Church. 
Survivors: sons, Thomas of Wichita, Timothy of Seattle; daughters, Kathleen Rogers, Erin Breth, both of Wichita; brother, James of Lubbock, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Waller, Clara B., 88, homemaker and former TG&Y sales clerk, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Services today: 9:30 a.m. Cochran Mortuary, Wichita; 3 p.m., Muldrow (Okla.) Memory Gardens. 
Survivors: son, Robert of Wichita; two grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Weihe, Tyson E., 56, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and Sherwin-Williams Corp. accountant, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. 
Survivors: wife, Bonnie Lee; son, Joel of Wichita; daughters, Wendy Phillips of Lenexa, Krista Weihe of Palatine, Ill.; mother, Opal Weihe of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandmother, Edna Schroeder of Wichita; brother, Terry Weihe of Shawnee; sister, Sheri McAdams of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Joshua, AnaBelle, Peyton, Jackson and Raef, all of Lenexa. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
 
 

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Kitch, Carroll Eugene "Gene," 50, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Hillside Funeral Home "Augusta." 
Survivors: wife, Linda; sons, Paul of Port Huron, Mich., Robert of Augusta; daughter, Tammy Reynolds of Independence; brothers, Charles, Ernest, both of Columbus; nine grandchildren.
 
 

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Willinger, Clara O., 86, homemaker and former Boeing Aircraft employee, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman; service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cunningham. 
Survivors: daughter, Donna Glenn of Augusta; brother, Lloyd Hoover of Toronto; sister, Bonnie Misegades of Suisun City, Calif.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Cunningham Hilltop Manor and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
 
 

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Champlin, Vernon W., 80, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, First Christian Church.

Mr. Champlin was born May 5, 1920, in Randolph, Neb., the sixth of seven children born to Charles Orta and Etoily (Totten) Champlin. He was raised in Beaver City, Neb. In 1938, he married Effie Charoline Christensen.

During WW II, he served in the Army First Infantry Division. He retired from the Army Reserves 89th Division as chief warrant officer in 1980. Mr. Champlin was employed as an automotive body technician at Yingling and then Quality Chevrolet from 1952 to 1983. He then moved back to his home state of Nebraska and worked for Speedway Transportation in Holdredge for 10 years. He retired to Derby in 1993. 
Survivors: wife, Effie; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Norman and Pam Champlin of Derby; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Larry Pittman of Olathe; sister, Vera Lambert of Beaver City, Neb.; grandsons and wife, Vincent and Michelle Champlin of Derby, Trenton Pittman of Olathe; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Michael and Melody Champlin of Derby; stepgrandchildren, Angela Hawkins of Derby, Chris Turner of Wichita; stepgreat-grandchild, Amanda Hawkins of Derby. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church of Derby and Hospice Care of Kansas. Smith Mortuary.

Edwards, Jack D., 71, retired Air Force senior master sergeant and Holiday Inn Airport Hotel manager, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Smith Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Phyllis; sons, Robert of Wichita, Kevin of Newton; daughters, Jacqueline of Atlanta, Ga., Eunice Young of Albuquerque, Madeline Alexander of Seattle; stepsons, Michael Phillips of Thailand, Mark Phillips of Carrolton, Texas; stepdaughters, Michele Austin of Lakeland, Fla.; mother, Eunice Edwards, brother, William, both of Cincinnati; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with SCCS Home Health & Hospice, Derby.

Gerdes, Kathleen, 49, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. No local service. 
Survivors: husband, Ralph; sons, Christopher of Omaha, Jeffrey of Beaumont, Texas; daughter, Jennette of Derby; father, Keith Uehling of Washington state; mother, Colleen Uehling of Omaha; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Smith Mortuary.

Isaac, Thelma D., 86, homemaker, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Westminster United Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: son, David of Denton, Texas; daughter, Megan Evans of Halstead; brother, Stanley Ditmer of Clearwater, Fla.; sisters, Eileen Fox, Edith Frey, both of Wooster, Ohio, Jean Strain of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Mitchell, Martha N., 78, homemaker, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel, Chanute. 
Survivors: sons, Gary, Jim, Steve, all of Erie, Bob of Jane, Mo., Rick of Girard; daughters, Myrna Birner of Neosho, Mo., Marlene Rettmann of Chanute; sister, Eileen Cox of Lakin; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society.

Simon, Josephine M., 93, homemaker, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Vigil 7:30 p.m. today, St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City; service 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Rose Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. 
Survivors: sons, Marvin of Lawrence, Thomas, Clyde, both of Garden City, Gerald of Las Vegas, Harlan of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Rose Catholic Church. Garnand Funeral Home.

Graham, Spencer W., 91, retired farmer, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter-in-law, Erma Graham Sander of Oakley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley.

Cummins, Elsie M., 95, retired Holyrood Telephone Co. operator, former St. Peter Lutheran Parochial School cook, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Friday, St. Peter Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: daughters, Bertha Dresden of Athens, Ga., Vida Stanton of Milwaukee, LaDene Terry of Fresno, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Peter Lutheran Church and Ellsworth Good Samaritan Center. Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg.

Dillon, John S. Jr. "Johnie," 89, retired Dillons store supervisor and board of directors member, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Jeanne; son, Robert of Tucson; daughter, Caryl Sills of Greeley, Colo.; stepson, Steve Boresen of Platteville, Colo.; stepdaughter, Lynn Rasmussen of Hillsboro, Ore.; brothers, Charles of Hutchinson, Walter of Ennis, Texas; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Dillon Nature Center and Estes Park Medical Center. Elliott Mortuary.

Piken, Bernice, 74, homemaker, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Sunday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: son, Brad of Hutchinson; daughter, Lori Greenberg of East Patchogue, N.Y.; brother, Howard Rosenberg of Los Angeles; four grandchildren. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and National Kidney Foundation.

Augustine, Glen R., 87, retired city of Independence Water Department employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home; service 2 p.m. Friday, Harrisonville Cemetery, rural Independence. 
Survivors: sons, Stanley, Larry, both of Independence; daughter, Lillian Stiles of Cherryvale; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters. Memorial has been established with Cherryvale Care Center Memorial Fund.

Ramage, Doris Lorene, 87, homemaker, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. today, Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons.
Survived by sister, Margaret Bohannon, Pittsburg, Calif. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.

Cook, Darwin D., 78, retired maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Connie Bogner of Medicine Lodge; sister, Thelma Oller of Kingman. Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home.

Overholt, Hazel L., 88, retired Memorial Hospital housekeeper, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, First Church of the Nazarene, McPherson. 
Survivors: nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorial has been established with McPherson First Church of the Nazarene Foreign Missions. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.

Tatum, Vivin "Tutti," 43, Raytheon Aircraft material analyst, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.
"Tutti" was very involved in youth activities with her children. She coached softball, volleyball and basketball. She was an active member of the Booster Club and worked at the haunted house, the fireworks stand and other fundraisers. She helped the American Cancer Society with its Relayaly for Life event. 
Survivors: sons, Eric, Ryan, daughter, Stephanie, all of the home; parents, Leon and Vivin Richards of Haysville; brothers, Duwayne Richards of Mulvane, Doug Richards of Virgil; sisters, Debbie Love of Clearwater, Barbie Kifer of Augusta; grandmother, Nora Martin of Talent, Ore.; nine nieces; three nephews. Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and American Cancer Society. Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Spragg, Dorothea May, 71, retired window manufacturing employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Restlawn Gardens of Memory. 
Survivors: son, Steve of Newton; daughter, Rozlyn Downer of Nebraska; sister, Joann Illk of Wilsey; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Newton Assembly of God Church. Petersen Funeral Home.

Mitchell, Charles D., 84, retired Mobil Oil Corp. employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. 
Survivors: son, Jerry of Olathe; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Heart of America Hospice.

Parsons, Ray, 76, retired farmer and Raytheon Aircraft receiving clerk, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Visitation with family 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Mary Ann; son, Del of Oxford; daughters, Debra Schwyhart of Winfield, Diana Smallwood of Inman, Dawn Dreiling of Oxford; brother, Darl of Geuda Springs; sisters, Vera Webster, Maryjean Guthrie, both of Wellington, Elnora Startz of Wichita; 10 grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Oxford Baseball Association, First United Methodist Church and American Heart Association.

Lammy, Earl E., 85, farmer, former Archer-Daniels-Midland Feed Mill and Martin Champlin Service Station employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, service 1:30 p.m. Friday, both at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. 
Survivors: son, Dean of Parsons; daughters, Linda Stewart of Lansing, Sue Tracy of Argonia; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Parsons First Baptist Church.

Malicoat, Naomi L., 79, homemaker, former Sears employee, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 10 a.m. today, Oakwood Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Peggy Gentry of Parsons; brother, Kenneth Goodson of Coffeville; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Parsons good Samaritan Center. Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Clarkson, Blain Franklin, 77, retired Kansas Power & Light line superintendent, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Hattie; daughters, Betty Patterson of Pratt, Rita Doan of Sawyer, Linda Randall of Bellevue, Neb.; sister, Bonnie Moreland of Porter, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with South Wind Hospice and National WW II Veterans Memorial Fund.

Heinze, Lora Luella, 85, of Newberg, Ore., formerly of Stafford, homemaker, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Stafford Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Jan Heinze of Denver; caregiver, Dixie Apperson-Marsh of Tigard, Ore. Minnis Chapel.

Shocklee, Ruth A., 84, Stafford County Historical Society curator, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Stafford Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Rollin of Stafford; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Minnis Chapel.

Feaster, Mary, 86, retired Coleman Co. invoice clerk, former Bank IV clerk, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Miles Funeral Service. 
Survivors: husband, John; daughter, Sharon Duty of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Donald Curfman of Winfield; sister, Pauline Howe of Cambridge; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society.


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