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Cowing, Lois I., 74, library aide, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Nazarene Church. 
Survivors: son, Paul of Derby; father, Ralph E. Laflin of Newton; brothers, Myron Laflin of Newton, James Laflin of Santa Maria, Calif. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Garrison, Pauline M., 86, of Portland, Ore., retired Wichita Public Schools teacher, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Broadway Mortuary.
Mrs. Garrison was born April 17, 1914 in Bluff City. With the exception of two years spent in Brownsville, Texas, during WWII, she lived in Kansas all her life. After the death of her husband in 1997, she moved to Portland, Oregon, to live with her daughter Carol Morgaine.
Pauline's maiden name was Schneider. She graduated from Bluff City High School and attended the Emporia Teacher's College. It was during her college years that she developed her life long hobby, knitting.
She began a long and well-loved teaching career in the 30s. In 1940, she married Richard Garrison after a five-year courtship. They were happily married for 56 years and had two daughters: Carol Morgaine of Portland and Teresa Razidlo of Edina, Minn.
After WWII, she and her family moved back to Wichita. She graduated from Friends University and became a member, along with her husband, of the Emporia Avenue Church of Christ.The latter portion of her 30-year teaching career was spent at Kelly School in Wichita teaching kindergarten.
She has three grandchildren: Rhett Bonner of Duluth, Minn., Wende Morgaine of Portland, and Joshua Parker of Boston. In 1996, she and her husband were thrilled to become the great-grandparents of Rachel Bonner, born to Rhett and his wife Stephanie. Mrs. Pauline M. Garrison is survived by all her children, grandchildren and great- grandchild.

Holeman, Erma M., 90, retired Arkla Gas Co. clerk, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hoxie (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Gene Pett of Athelstane, Wis.; daughter, Linda Johnson of Wichita; brother, Max Roadhouse of Auburn, Wash.; sister, Hazel Schafer of Olathe; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.

McCarthy, Fern L., 62, Bill's LeGourmet manager, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dellrose United Methodist Church. Jackson Mortuary.

McGuire, Charles Armour, 51, guitarist, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, The Ark Assembly of God, Maize. Vann-Gettis Funeral Services.

Oatman, Barbara Jane, 59, homemaker, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Baptist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Mike; sons, Richard of Wichita, Andy of Tulsa; daughter, Melissa Jane McDermott of Clarksville, Md.; parents, John and Mary Belle Cram of El Paso, Texas; brothers, Frank Cram of Dallas, John Cram of Las Vegas; sister, Bonnie Criner of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Care Foundation and The Erin Is Hope Foundation c/o Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Shirley, Wayne, 70, Electronics Sales and Service co-owner, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: companion, Wanda Auernheimer of Wichita; sons, George of Wichita, Charles of Missouri City, Texas; sister, Georgia Marie Brown of Lexington, Mo.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Cochran Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Steele, Michelle E., 44, homemaker, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Luke Church of God in Christ. Vann-Gettis Funeral Services.

Steward, Virgiline Gordon, 93, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. corporate cashier, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Benton (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: nephews, Keith Gordon, William Hodge, both of Wichita; nieces, Mildred Long of Mulvane, Zelda Smart of Los Angeles,Calif., Imogene Browning of Issaquah, Wash., Miriam Hunt of Lafayette, Calif.; great-nephews, Gordon Long, Brad Long, both of Mulvane, John Garrison of Wichita; great-nieces, Barbara Mayfield, Patti Barscewski, Susan Tate, all of Andover, Kathy Rodgers of Lenexa. Memorial has been established with Plymouth Congregational Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Martin, Juanita E. (Smith), 70, retired Mount Hope Cafe owner-operator and Tyler Storage manager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Resthaven Mortuary.
Preceded in death: husband, Archie E. Martin; infant twin brother; infant twin grandsons; brothers, Steve and Clyde Smith. 
Survivors: sons, Ronald Keith Martin and family of Rose Hill, Buddy Martin and family of Sedgwick; daughter, Cheryl Lynn (Martin) Rogers and family of Anthony; sisters, Queenie Ellen Bauchhouse of Sedgwick, Janie Sandlian of Wichita; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial has been established with Wichita Indian Center.

Fleming, Clifton F., 86, of Buffalo, Okla., retired parts manager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Buffalo. 
Survivors: wife, Evelyn; daughter, Avis Forbes of Enid, Okla.; brother, Marion of Buffalo; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Buffalo Alumni Association. Myatt Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Wright, Quinten Clarence, 90, retired Clark county highway deparment employee, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Richard of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brothers, Edgar, Victor, both of Englewood, Clair of Edwards, Mo.; sister, May Currier of Kirtland, N.M.; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Pioneer-Krier Museum. Myatt Funeral Home.

Swayze, Mildred F. "Mic," 90, homemaker, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, John of Bucklin; daughters, Charlene Kirkpatrick of Bucklin, Linda Stenzel of Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Melvin Ford of Wichita; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Bucklin Public Library. Minnis Mortuary.

McMannis, Kyle Jefferson, 17, Canton_Galva High School junior and Applebee's employee, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, Olson's Mortuary, Canton; service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson. 
Survivors: parents, Jeffery and Christine of Canton; sister, Erin of Wichita; grandparents, Charles and Jean McMannis of Canton, Evelyn Sommerfeld of Newton; great-grandmother, Ione McMannis of Buhler. Memorial has been established with Kyle J. McMannis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Deskines, Steven C., 39, construction worker, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hillside Cemetery, Toledo Township. 
Survivors: daughter, Stephanie of Emporia; parents, Lloyd and Joyce of the home; brother, Scott of Emporia; sister, Cynthia Deskines Rausch of Cottonwood Falls. Memorial has been established with Hand-In-Hand Hospice. Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home.

Swank, Norman B. Sr. "Boopa," 75, retired aircraft sheet metal specialist, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita. Services Tuesday: 10 a.m. Midway Baptist Church, Wichita; 2:30 p.m., Weakley Cemetery, New Albany.
During WWII, Mr. Swank served in the Army as a Technician Fifth Grade 373rd Searchlight Battalion. 
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Vicky Swank Jr. of Wichita; daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia M. Fickling of Wichita, Beverly and William Collins of Wichita, Janet and James Ward of Mulvane, Shelly and Joe Masters of Wichita; sisters, Mildred C. Beckham, Ruth E. Swank, both of Wichita; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. 

Meyer, Phillip A., 74, retired Central Kansas Power Co. office clerk, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Private service.
Survived by friend, Paul Wheeler, of Hays. Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Walline, Clinton R. "Nuis," 81, former Schroff Oil Co. owner-operator, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson; service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Galva Christian Church. 
Survivors: wife, Jeanne; son, Russ, daughter, Carolyn Myers, both of Galva; sister, Lucille Harmon of Wichita; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Galva Christian Church.

Devine, Elsie M., 99, homemaker and former teacher, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel.
Survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial has been established with Anderson County Long Term Care facility.

Williams, Norine, 78, retired Greensburg State Bank bookkeeper, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Randy of Hutchinson; brother, Robert Hackney, sister, Audra Peppard, both of Coldwater; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with First United Methodist Church, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital and South Wind Hospice. Fleener Funeral Home.

Patterson, Ruby Marie, 84, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of DeSoto and Kincaid, retired silk screener, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. today, Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett; service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kincaid Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Marvin Ginder of Pratt; stepsons, Billy of Rantoul, Thomas, Guy, both of Olathe; daughter, Rita Pash of Nashville, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Shirley Douglas of Gainsville, Ga., Susie Wiley of Olathe; sister, Sibyl Conner of Medicine Lodge.

Hanson, Ethel Louise, 87, homemaker and retired restaurant manager, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Larrison Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughter, Phyllis Young of Hutchinson; brother, Roy Cook of Woodward, Okla.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with South Wind Hospice and Pratt Regional Living Center.

Lear, Donald Sr. "Mike," 61, self-employed truck driver, died Thursday, May 11, 2000. Private family service has been held. 
Survivors: wife, Judith; son, Mike Jr. of Andover; daughters, Laura of Pratt, Tobi of Pittsburg, Tina Jenkins of Farmington, Iowa, Katie of the home; brothers, Wayne Morgan of Oklahoma, Tom of Pratt; sisters, Judy Edwards of Indiana, Trudy Deaton of Louisiana; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with South Wind Hospice. Larrison Mortuary.

Rauscher, Elaine (Vohs), 73, farmer and homemaker, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Services Thursday: 11 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Salina; 3 p.m., Elmdale (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: husband, Glen; son, William of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susan Alexander of Strong City, Mary Lea McGinley of Salina, Mildred Kitchen of Aurora, Colo.; brother, A.P. Vohs of Siloam Springs, Ark.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Memorials have been established with Immanuel Lutheran Church and Ottawa County Health Center Transitional Crossroads Unit. Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls.

Robinson, Pauline C., 81, of Springtown, Texas, formerly of South Haven, retired Sears employee, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, South Haven United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Carol Beck of Springtown; sisters, Anna Mae Coggins of Arkansas City, Garnett Craig of Wellington; one grandson. Biggers Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas.

Curtis, Jack Tedder, 77, Curtis Cafe owner and former oil field worker, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Minnis Chapel. 
Survivors: wife, Musetta; daughters, Cindy Creager of LaCygne, Ruth Wiltshire, Barb New, both of Stafford; sisters, Ernestine Rogers of Topeka, Betty Jo Houchen of McPherson, Susan Houck of Syracuse; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Stafford District Hospital and American Heart Association.

Ward, Martha L., 70, retired Gibsons Discount Center hardware manager, died Friday, March 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cochran Mortuary, Wichita. 
Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Janel Ward, Mike and Judy Ward, all of Valley Center; brother, Jack Clark of Versailles, Mo.; sister, Margaret Wetzel of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Lisa, April, Hayden, Hanna, Amber and David Ward II. Memorials have been established with Wichita Children's Home and American Lung Association. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.


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