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Burn, James R. "Jim," 66, commercial real estate developer, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. 
Survivors: wife, Margaret; sons, Randolph, Craig both of Wichita; daughters, Tammee Burns of Kansas City, Tracey Burns of Rogers, Ark.; stepsons, Mark Shipley of Wichita, David Geubelle of Chicago; stepdaughter, Diane Geubelle of Wichita; brothers, William, Roger both of Calif.; nine grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association.

Curtis, Nettie E., 89, homemaker and retired dental assistant, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Lakeview Mausoleum. 
Survivors: foster son, Bill Buhrer of Powell, Ohio; nephews, Don Binford of St. Petersburg, Fla., Charles Binford of Seattle; niece, Elaine Whitaker of Leavenworth. Memorial has been established with Plymouth Congregational Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Elcrat, Marion D. (Deters), 89, retired Bureau of Indian Health medical records librarian, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Memorial service pending.
Mrs. Elcrat graduated in 1931 from South Dakota State University with a bachelor degree in science. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church, Roswell, N.M. 
Survivors: son, Alan; grandchildren, Jennifer Tandy, Megan Elcrat all of Wichita. Byrd Hillside Funeral Home.

Feyerabend, Ernest J., 82, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Wichita and Anacortes, Wash., retired Boeing Wichita supervisor, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service has been held.
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 1962. In June 1963 he married Tillie, 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 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society, Ponca City Hospice and Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Hillside Funeral Home East. 

Fraley, Lillice M., 79, homemaker and former Manning's Chili employee, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Immanuel Baptist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Arcle; sons, Leroy of Fall River, Floyd of Wichita, Jim of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Carl of Andover, Arcle Jr. of Circleville; daughters, Helen Jones of Fort Worth, Agnes Resco, Bonnie Brown both of Wichita; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Broadway Mortuary.

Johnson, Marvin Louis Sr., 44, Jabara Brothers Grocery Store assistant manager, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark's Church of God in Christ. Vann-Gettis Funeral Services.

Karslake, Ruth, 84, retired psychologist, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Memorial service 7 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Karslake was born in Rochester, N.Y. in 1915, she moved with her husband to Michigan in 1948 when he began teaching at Michigan State University. Two years ago she and her son came to Wichita to be near her daughter's family.
Mrs. Karslake worked hard for the passage of laws in Michigan guaranteeing a public education to children with special needs. For twenty years she worked as a psychologist at one of the institutions she helped create- a public school for the severely retarded. She was president of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan and a member of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. 
Survivors: son, Charles; daughter, Allison Lemons; grandchildren, Nathan and Micah Lemons all of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Lilly, Dora Long "Dodie," 75, retired Manning Clampitt Meat Co. bookkeeper, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 
Survivors: son, Kenneth Pappin of West Roxbury, Mass.; daughters, Shirley Holmes, Alexis Gelonek both of Wichita; sister, Mary Ann Hall of Ponca City, Okla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary.

Little, F. Ross, 93, past president of Wichita Loan & Investment Co. Inc. and Western Investments & Realty Co., died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 1 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Little was born at his family home, 516 N. Market, Wichita, on Aug. 31, 1906, to Fred William Little and Sara Emma Ross Little. He went to College Hill Elementary School. While attending Wichita High School, he became a member of the National Honor Society and played in the school band and orchestra. He was involved in R.O.T.C. and played in the band while attending Fairmount College during 1924-25. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in business finance. In June, 1930, he and Evelyn Jane Nelson were married.
Mr. Little was employed by First National Bank, Wichita, from 1924-41. He moved on to be company secretary of Wichita Loan & Investment Co., Inc., and of Western Investment & Realty Co. In 1958, he became president of both companies.
He served on the Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Committee; was chairman of Fire Prevention Week in 1943; Civil Defense Wichita Auxiliary Fire Service 1942-48, serving as assistant chief 1945-48. He was appointed to U.S. Treasury Victory Fund Committee Tenth Federal Reserve District in 1942 and received commendation from the U.S. Secretary of Treasury for service rendered in the War Finance Program.
Mr. Little had been a member of First Presbyterian Church since Dec. 1916, serving one term on the Board of Elders, two terms on Board of Deacons, four terms on Board of Trustees, and as usher. He served two terms on First Presbyterian Foundation Board of Trustees and was chairman of Boy Scout Cub Pack No. 2 during 1935-36. He belonged to Wichita Lodge No. 99 A.F. & A.M., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Crestview Country Club and Kiwanis.
The Little's would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2000.
Preceded in death by: parents, Fred and Sara Little; grandparents, Judge William C. Little and former Wichita Mayor Finlay Ross; sister, Louise Little Ryan. 
Survivors: wife, Evelyn; daughter, Sallie Jo Norton of Overland Park; grandchildren, Brad Norton of Overland Park, Heather Norton of Hampton, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Ben, Julie, Kayleigh and Nicholas; niece, Jean Ryan Buffardi of Burke, Va; nephew, William J. Ryan of Kansas City, Mo. Memorials have been established with Wichita Children's Home and Presbyterian Home for Children, St. Louis, Mo. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Ly, Sam Thi, 74, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Survivors: daughter, Dol Thach of Wichita; ten grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com. Cochran Mortuary.

McCarthy, Fern L., 62, homemaker, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service pending. 
Survivors: sons, Shawn, Andre' both of Wichita, Derik of Topeka; daughters, Angela McCarthy of the home, Sonya McCarthy of Wichita; brother, Charles Morris of Wichita; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

Minter, Frank D., 80, retired Learjet Inc. upholsterer, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 
Survivors: wife, Mary; sons, Darrell of Broken Arrow, Okla., Roger, Tom both of Wichita; daughter, Diana McQueary of Broken Arrow; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Westside Christian Church and Hospice Inc. Resthaven Mortuary.

Murdoff, Donna Renee, 38, home health agency licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Hillside Funeral Home East. 
Survivors: husband, Tom; sons, Ryan Smith, Adam Dixon both of Wichita; daughters, Amanda Smith, Samantha Murdoff both of Wichita; mother and stepfather, Judy and Charles Coble of Scammon; brothers, Orvial Lundblade of Garden City, David Coble of Scammon; sister, Dana Ward of Hillsdale; grandmothers, Bertha Bennett of Garden City, Thelma Coble of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Dylan Smith, Landon Davenport, Addison Davenport.

Noll, Dale Eugene, 44, former Federal Warehouse Parts Store and Kelloggs Parts Store employee, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today, O'Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Mooney Creek, north of Winchester, Kan. 
Survivors: wife, Laurie; sons, Aaron, Blase, Zachary, Lucius all of the home; mother, Evelyn of Atchison; brothers, Marvin of Cummings, Bernard of Mooney Creek, Joey of Atchison; sisters, Wilma Wolters of Kansas City, Carol Schuetz of Atchison, Mary Jo Ritchie of Cummings. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Homes, O'Trimble Chapel. 

Oatman, Jane, 59, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service pending. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Safe, Ida A., 76, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Wichita, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Theodosia United Methodist Church, Springfield, Mo.; burial 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughter, Vicki Baca of Springfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Theodosia United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Wallis, Alta Cunningham, 82, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Wichita, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Cochran Mortuary.
Mrs. Wallis was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Sedgwick County Okay Unit. She was known for her flower gardens and her kindness to animals.
Mrs. Wallis was preceded in death by, her husband, Keith Lee Wallis and brother, Clyde J. Cunningham. 
Survivors: brother, Kenneth Cunningham of Richmond; niece and spouse, Phyllis and Dr. David Nelson of Rogersville, Mo.; sister-in-law, Pauline Cunningham of Springfield, Mo.; one great-niece; two great-nephews; one great-great-niece. Memorials have been established with Kansas Humane Society and Wichita Presbyterian Manor. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com. 

Parks, Leslie W. "Les," 66, of Newkirk, Okla., formerly of Arkansas City, farmer and self-employed carpenter, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. 
Survivors: wife, Flo; sons, Les, Steve both of Arkansas City; daughters, Lorrie Gephardt of Springfield, Mo., Kathy DeVore of Winfield; brother, Loren of Emporia; stepsister, June Boomershine of Arkansas City; stepfather, Eddie Collins of Arkansas City nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Vinelife Family Church and Hospice of Ponca City, Okla.

Forney, Olive M., 94, retired nurse, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Visitation with family 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Hatfield-Smith Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Saturday, Belle Plaine Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Jack of Colo.; daughters, Marita Bornschlegel of Lakewood, Colo., Bonny Carter of Colo., Barbara Paredes of Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Griffith, Mary Lou (Oakley), 69, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. 
Survivors: daughter, Linda Retter of Green Fork, Ind.; one grandchild; one great-grandchild.

Matlock, Wilma R., 75, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, South Center Cemetery, Thayer. 
Survivors: sons, Lester of Bremerton, Wash., William of Beloit; daughters, Patty Davis of Oak Valley, Flossie Clark of Seguin, Texas; brother, J.R. Shields of Cave Creek, Ariz.; half-sister, Charlott Colburn of Chanute; 12 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church.

Mollnow, Geraldine J., 82, homemaker, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Dennis of Fredonia. Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel.

Engler, Max C. Jr., 77, farmer, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church, Garden City. 
Survivors: sons, Max of Deerfield, Verlyn of Golden, Colo.; daughters, Janice Brady of Parsons, Luetta Engler, Charlene Engler both of Deerfield; brothers, William of Garden City, Ronald of Tulsa; sister, Neada Wheatley of Garden City; eight grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Assembly of God Church. Garnand Funeral Home. 

Hall, James H. Sr., 68, retired Air Force technical sergeant and Veterans Administration adjudications claims clerk, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Pleasantview Baptist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Ann; son, Jim Jr. of Houston; brother, Sankey Jr. of Chico, Calif.; sisters, Juanita Deckman of Warner-Robbins, Ga., Jeanne Carmichael of Fremont, Calif., Coralease Huffman of Charlottesville, Va. Memorials have been established with Pleasantview Baptist Church and Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research. Smith Mortuary.

Hayes, Dr. A. Truman, 81, of Stockton, Mo., formerly of Emporia, retired educator, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. Services have been held.
Mr. Hayes was born in 1918, he was a native of Pineville, Mo., and received a B.S. degree in education from Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield in 1949. In 1954, he received a Master of Science degree in Education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, and in 1958 he was awarded an Ed. D. degree in Education from Colorado State College at Greeley.
Dr. Hayes began his professional career if service as a social worker for the Missouri Dept. of Public Welfare and served in the Army Air Force from 1944-46. Upon returning to civilian life, he served in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities for school systems in McDonald County, Jane, and Mountain Grove (Mo.) and Lyons and Ellinwood, Kansas. In 1958, Dr. Hayes joined the faculty at Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia as Chair of the Dept. of Elementary Education. Subsequently, he served Emporia State University in a variety of leadership positions, including associate dean of the School of Education and Psychology, and dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. In 1978, he retired as dean of the School of Education and Psychology after 20 years of service to the university.
Dr. Hayes was recognized for his professional contributions to teacher education throughout not only the state of Kansas, but nationally as well. He was a member of the National Education Association, the Kansas State Teachers Association, Phi Delta Kappa, the Association for Student Teaching, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He served as a team evaluation member for the North Central Association for Teacher Education (NCATE) and as a national officer for the Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS) league. In addition, Dr. Hayes was chairman for the Kansas Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards and a member if the Kansas Advisory Council on Education. He and his wife also served as associates on behalf of the Danforth Association during his tenure at Emporia State University.
While residing in Emporia, Dr. Hayes was recognized for a number of efforts at the university as well as community service. He chaired an experimental project in elementary education that involved the university and the nationally known Menninger Foundation Division of the School for Mental Health. In addition, he spearheaded a drive to restore a model one-room school and relocate the school to the university campus where it now stands; the one-room school's presence served as a prelude to the university's being named as the site for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He served on the board of directors for the First United Methodist Church and was a member of the board for the Emporia Community Center.
In 1937 Mr. Hayes married his wife Mary Lou O'Brien. 
Survivors: wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Hayes; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Alison of Canandaigua, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Hayes Gerber and Gerald of Durham, N.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Truman and Mary Lou Hayes Scholarship Fund at Emporia State University. Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, Mo.

Johnson, William D. "Doug," 50, property maintenance employee, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home; service 2 p.m. Saturday, Westminster United Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Gayle; son, Cameron; daughter, Melissa both of the home; mother, Nelda of Burlington; sisters, Kate Gould of Admire, Norma Evans of Rembert, S.C., Gerry Johnson of Odessa, MO., Glenna Troxel of Grandview, Mo. Memorial has been established with Summer Camp Scholarships at Camp Jayhawk Bay Scout Camp near Lake Perry.

Mintz, Shelba Gean, 63, retired teacher and librarian, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. 
Survivors: husband, Noel; sons, David of Panama City, Fla., Donald of Boise, Idaho; brothers, Bob Warford of Pittsburg, Bill Warford of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Betty Bellamy of Pittsburg, Doris Cline of Joplin, Mo.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Twin Rivers Christian Church.

Jackson, Verlin Ray, 78, formerly of Wichita, Pentecostal Faith Chapel and Fall River Christian Church minister, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Rolling Hills Church of God. 
Survivors: wife, Emma; son, Clinton of Marion; daughters, Karen Parson of Fall River, Juanita Parson of Wichita; brother, John of Potwin; sisters, Lela Dymond, Louise Cason, Irene Womack all of Wichita; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Fall River City Park in care of Fall River State Bank. Broadway Mortuary. 

Hays, Duane W., 69, former Garden National Bank director and vice president of lending, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: wife, Mary Lou; sons, Kelly, Mark both of Garden City; brother, Earle of Wihcita; sister, Wanda Beltz of Willow Springs, Mo.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First United Methodist Church. Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Rome, Mabel, 90, homemaker and former operator, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Vigil 8 p.m. today; service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church. 
Survivors: husband, Adolph; son, Thomas of Arvada, Colo.; daughter, Mary Bourne of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Mary Catholic Church. Garnand Funeral Home. 

Stairs, Robert Preston "Robby," 48, former Layne Western water well and environmental driller, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Andrew Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: wife, Karen; daughter, Mandy of Pensacola, Fla.; father and stepmother, Robert and Barbara of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Sandra Stairs of San Francisco. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Hillside Funeral Home West.

Rayner, Margaret H., 88, former Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Carey Salt Co. employee, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors: son, Jeff of Rose Hill; daughter, Molly Laughlin of Dallas; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and Hospice. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

Brasfield, Beulah P., 94, retired Clutter Electric and Lynch Drug Store secretary, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Larned Cemetery. 
Survivors: grandchildren, Darrel of Hutchinson, Shawna Ariza, Amy Brasfield both of Albuquerque; four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Lung Association. Beckwith Mortuary.

Howland, Marie L., 99, homemaker, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Longton Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Larry of Grove, Okla.; daughters, Dorothy Moore of Amarillo, Texas, Jeaneane Luke of Dell City, Okla.; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Longton Senior Center. Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Harold, Raymond W., 75, retired Farmland Industries master electrician, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Elim Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: wife, Genevieve; daughters, Carly Hoffman of Towanda, Dani Dupont of Eustis, Fla.; sister, Matilda Diederich of Oberlin; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with American Legion in Marquette, Lindsborg Community Hospital and Elim Lutheran Church. Olson's Funeral Home.

Bell, Lester T., 90, retired welder, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today; service 2 p.m. Saturday, both at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home. 
Survivors: daughters, Marlene Mathes of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jean Leahy of Redwood City, Calif.; brother, Ralph of Mulvane; sisters, Myrtle Tregellas of Winnemucca, Nev., Marjorie Volkland of Grass Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Wheatland Baptist Church and American Diabetes Association. 

Norris, Ila Jo "Tootie," 56, homemaker and truck lines manager and secretary, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Cemetery, Lyons. 
Survivors: sons, Duane, David both of Oklahoma City; daughter, Cathie Norris of Salina; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice of Salina and Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research. Donahue Funeral Home.

Rodarmel, Robert L., 82, retired Hutchinson Diesel Service owner and operator, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: companion, Ernestine; daughters, Nancy Perry, Beverly Main both of Hutchinson; brother, Wayne of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister, Arlene Bowser of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Zion Lutheran Church. 

Matney, Dorothy Ruth, 71, retired cook, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Newkirk (Okla.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Everett of Arkansas City; daughter, Ruth Matney of Wichita; brothers, Raymond Blakey of Arkansas City, Larry Blakey of Ponca City, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Stewart, Janice Bowser both of Newkirk, Okla. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service, Newkirk, Okla. 


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