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Bethel, Mary W., 76, homemaker, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by husband, Earl E. Bethel. 
Survivors: son, Larry L. Bethel of Wichita, Father Francis Bethel of Hulbert, Okla.; sister, Imogene Williamson of Houston; grandson, Jesse J. Bethel of San Francisco. Memorial has been established with Hospice Care of Kansas. Hillside Funeral Home East.

Bolte-Eimer, Wanda Lee, 79, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Wichita, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Resthaven Mortuary.
Mrs. Bolte-Eimer was a graduate of Eureka High School. After retiring from Cessna in 1980, she pursued her hobbies of gardening and ceramics. In August 1989, she moved to Texas and became actively involved with the Grand Prairie Senior Citizen's Center. As a result, she was named Senior Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Bolte-Eimer also enjoyed the Senior Citizens' tour groups and traveled numerous places.
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Ruby Brower of Manhattan; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Watkins of Arlington, Texas; grandson, Douglas R. Brower of Manhattan; granddaughter and companion, Stacey L. Watkins and Menford Sutton of Arlington; sister-in-law, Marron Bolte of Wann, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Cary, Wayne B., 76, retired Postal Service mail carrier, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today, Cochran Mortuary. No local service. 
Survivors: son, Michael of Wichita; daughter, Mary Adams of Cedar Falls, Iowa; brother, Cletus of Wichita; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

Cope, Ann Reeves, 80, of Sandy Spring, Md., formerly of Wichita, died Monday, May 1, 2000. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2000, Sandy Spring (Md.) Friends Meeting; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, University Friends Church, Wichita.
Mrs. Cope came to Wichita in 1972 when her husband, Harold Cope, became president of Friends University. Ann's life focused on being the president's wife and serving the college, the community and the Society of Friends in a number of ways. She was active in the United Society of Friends Women and the Friends World Committee for Consultation as well as University Friends Church.
Following Hal's retirement in 1979, they were Friends in Residence at Quaker study centers at Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania and Woodbrooke in England. In 1982, they went to Kenya for eight months to help the local Kenyans prepare for a Triennial World Conference of Friends. In 1984, the couple moved to Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md., where Ann continued here active participation in the broader Quaker community.
Survived by: husband, Harold; son, David Cope of Toronto, Canada; daughters, Sara Putnam of Orford, N.H., Beth McDonald of Wichita, Hannah Richter of Genoa, N.Y.; sister, Marian Reeves, brothers, Alfred Reeves, Ken Reeves, all of New York state; nine grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Earlham School of Religion, 228 College Avenue, Richmond, Ind. 47374, and Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 Second St. NE., Washington, DC 20002. Muriel W. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville, Md.

Gahman, Kenneth E., 64, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Wichita, retired truck driver, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Service 1 p.m. today, Westside Freewill Baptist Church, Wichita. 
Survivors: wife, Joan; sons, Kenneth Gahman, Derek Hunsaker, both of Wichita, Pat Gahman of Owasso, Okla., Tony Buchanan of Peabody; daughters, Julie Dickinson of Kansas City, Mo., Sherry Bougouba of Broken Arrow, Okla., Lorie Hanock of Tulsa, Kimmie Perry of Augusta, Terri Williams of Scottsdale, Pam Gahman, Deanna Anderson, both of Wichita; brothers, Les of Branson, Mo., David, Bill, Jerry, all of Wichita; sister, Pearl Gahman of Louisiana; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Wichita Children's Home. Broadway Mortuary.

Price, Henry Jr., 64, Coleman-Sunbeam laborer, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service pending. 
Survivors: wife, Foye Lee Price; sons, Shawn Price, Ronnie Hudson, both of Wichita, Ricky Benton of Atlanta, Ga., Gregory Hudson of Oklahoma City; daughters, Tennie Price, Karen Trezvant, both of Wichita, Shirley Anderson of Denver, Barbara Stone of Oklahoma City; mother, Ruthie Mae Simmons of Wichita; brother, Larry Simmons of Wichita; sisters, Ramona Jefferson of Palmdale, Calif., Loreada Benson of Wichita; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Vann-Gettis Funeral Services.

Rudd, Dafna, 80, homemaker, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Energy Cemetery, Comanche Texas. 
Survivors: sons, Michael of Wichita, Kenneth of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

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.

Spaght, Samuel Edward, 67, assistant USD 259 superintendent, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Wichita Heights High School auditorium; memorial service at noon Saturday, Northeast Magnet School formerly Mathewson Junior High School. 
Survivors: wife, Doris M. "Peggy"; sister, Pearline Curtis of Chicago. Memorial has been established with Wichita School District "Grow Your Own Teachers" (GYOT). Jackson Mortuary.

Stiener, Adam L., 6, formerly of Saginaw, Mich., died Monday, May 8, 2000. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, East Heights United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: mother and stepfather, Christine (Stiener) and David Unkel of Wichita; father, Timothy Stiener, brother, T.J. Stiener, both of Saginaw; stepbrother, Shae Unkel, sister, Hanna Unkel, both of the home; grandparents, Harriet Combs, James and Judy Combs, Lynne Lee, all of Saginaw; stepgrandparents, Kevin and Connie Unkel of Wichita; great-grandparents, Lenore Hersem of Saginaw, Norm and Lola Stiener of Muskegon, Mich.; stepgreat-grandparents, Mima (Jean) Coy of Wichita, Peggy Unkel of Derby. Memorial has been established with East Heights United Methodist Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Weidenhaft, Therese Anne, 74, homemaker, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 11 a.m. Friday, both at Church of the Magdalen. 
Survivors: husband, Fred; daughters, Scharron Bolles of Denver, Pam Paull of Abilene, Kim Weidenhaft of Wichita; brothers, John Willett of Citrus Heights, Calif., Quentin Willett of Topeka; sister, Marge Hohlous of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Hospice Care of Kansas and Church of the Magdalen. Resthaven Mortuary.

Bachelder, Joye, 69, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. computer blueprint supervisor, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Palmyra Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bachelder attended primary school in Clovis, N.M., and graduated from Clovis High School. She was a member of Palmyra Baptist Church, an American Red Cross volunteer for several years and a longtime 4-H leader in Butler county. 
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Kenneth Oliver of Burlington; sisters, Stella Pennick of Richland, Wash., Dorothea Louise Cain of Benton, Dora Jewell Lockhart of Maxia, Texas, Billie Jean Gross of Keller, Texas; half-sister, Inetha Heagy of Alaska; granddaughters and spouse, Machelle and Bryan Scogin of Valley Center, Monica Oliver of Emporia, Melissa Oliver of Burlington. Memorials have been established with Gideons International, Palmyra Baptist Church and American Red Cross. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

Payne, Raymond LeRoy, 74, retired carpenter, former Santa Fe Railway employee, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Harveyville (Kan.) Cemetery. 
Survivors: sons, Edward of Denver, Roy of Benton; daughter, Shirley Scarbrough of Eureka; brothers, Robert of Burlingame, Allen of Tulsa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with William Tyree VFW Post No. 11255, Carbondale. Carey Funeral Home.

Vogelman, Shirley Jeannene (Coats), 68, homemaker, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Burns United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: husband, Rodney; son, Lindsey of Newton; daughters, Tresa Jones of Seneca, Marti Nellans of Burns, Becky Selm of Salina; seven grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Burns United Methodist Church and American Heart Association. Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Benoit, Camilla Marie, 68, retired St. Joseph Regional Medical Center dietary cook, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Wednesday, Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
Survivors: husband, Oswald; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Teri of Wickenburg, Ariz., Glenn of Mulvane, Daniel of Wichita; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Tom Denning of Lawrence, Leanna and Joe Jandrakovic of Derby; brother, Dorious Desmarteau of Hays; sisters, Lucille Morel of Palco, Arlene Newell of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice House at Dry Creek.

Miller, Mary A., 71, homemaker and retired Miller's Auto Repair bookkeeper, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church. 
Survivors: husband, Virgil; daughter, Janye Mayfield of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Barbara Hanney of Wichita, Peggy Blanchard of Dallas; two grandchildren. Carlson Funeral Home.

Hilyard, Bruce Dean, 62, retired Kansas Gas & Electric Co. employee, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. today, Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Springhill Cemetery, rural Independence. 
Survivors: wife, Virginia; sons, Bruce Jr. of Anthony, John of Tecumseh; sister, Dorothy Parrett of Independence; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Fredonia Regional Health Care Foundation.

Montoya, Diana Marie, 39, True's IGA deli and bakery manager, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Weakley Cemetery, rural New Albany. 
Survivors: son, Nathan Young, daughter, Kayli Montoya, parents, Bill and Judy Ward, all of Fredonia; brothers, Douglas Ward of Galva, Chuck Ward of Fredonia; sisters, Debra Marshall of Corpus Christi, Texas, Karen Bender of Larned. Memorial has been established with Lincoln Elementary School. Timmons Funeral Home.

Walker, Eugene H., 75, formerly of Wichita, retired Excel Corp. salesman, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 
Survivors: son, Edward of Overland Park; daughter, Kim Payne of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary.

Devine, Elsie Mae (Wendt), 99, homemaker and former teacher, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Services Wednesday: 11 a.m., Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett; 3 p.m., Rest Lawn Cemetery, Coffeyville.
Survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial has been established with Anderson County Long Term Care Facility.

Williams, Norine Hackney Callaway, 78, retired Greensburg State Bank bookkeeper, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, 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 Southwind Hospice. Fleener Funeral Home.

Rooks, Bernice E., 85, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. sheet metal assembler, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Service 3 p.m. Thursday, Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita. 
Survivors: husband, Kenneth; brother, Curtis Enloe of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Brooks of Moody, Texas, Ruby Downing of Temple, Texas. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society. Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.

Brinkmeyer, Joye Edna, 87, homemaker, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: husband, Charles; daughters, Joan Schweer of Olsburg, Juanita Regehr Christensen of Thornton, Colo., Charlene Neill of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; brother, Virgil Smith of Hutchinson; sisters, Emadae Wright of Sun City, Ariz., Oma Decker, Mary Burns, Ruth Spivey, Ruby Jacques, June Burns, all of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild. Memorial has been established with South Hutchinson United Methodist Church.

McCarter, John L., 85, retired Postal Service mail carrier, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: daughters, Ellen Austin of Tempe, Ariz., Donna Triebe of St. Louis; brothers, Harry of Great Bend, Ted of Overland Park; sister, Frances Mauk of Leesburg, Fla.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Tenth Avenue United Methodist Church.

McKenzie, George A., 71, retired Morton Salt Co. customer service representative, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Elliott Mortuary. 
Survivors: wife, Ilo; sons, Steve, Bob, Brian, all of Omaha; daughters, Kathy Dougall of Glendale, Ariz., Nancy Lungren of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; stepson, Mike Alger of Hutchinson; stepdaughters, Gloria Lamb of Mustang, Okla., Janet Balzer of McPherson; sister, Lora Findley of Grand Island, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

Montoya, Laura Kjensrud, 42, Midland Credit Management agent, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Memorial services will be held at later date. 
Survivors: husband, Leo; daughters, Rebecca Dukelow, Elizabeth Dukelow, both of Hutchinson, Brianna Dukelow of Lawrence; mother, Della Kjensrud of Mayville, N.D.; brothers, Dale Kjensrud of Baraboo, Wis., Jerry Kjensrud of Hillsboro, Ore., Jim Kjensrud of Tracy, Calif.; sisters, Cindy Christianson of Bloomfield, Colo., Jan Knutson of Stoughton, Wis., Pam Murphy of Kindred, N.D. Elliott Mortuary.

Savidge, Mary Alice, 84, homemaker, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson Mortuary. 
Survivors: sons, Michael of Lansing, David of Chanute; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Chanute First United Methodist Church and American Heart Association. Johnson Mortuary.

Randall, Elva Dian, 86, former Larned Courts Motel housekeeper, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Larned Cemetery. 
Survivors: son, Don of Natchitoches, La.; daughters, Shirley Hauser, JoAnn Stoy, both of Larned; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Larned Emergency Medical Service. Beckwith Mortuary.

Stubby, Edna, 90, homemaker, died Monday, May 15, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church. 
Survivors: sons, Gilmer, Donovan, Rodney, Earl, all of Newton, Loren of McPherson, Jerry of Inman; daughters, Janet Hubbard of Wichita, Helen Saylor of Newton; brother, Raymond Unruh of Wichita; sister, Marlis Brunner of Romma; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Kansas Christian Home Fellowship of John. Petersen Funeral Home.

Lutz, Harry F. "Swede," 95, of Wichita, former Western Times editor and publisher, Kansas House of Representatives member and Peoples State Bank vice-president, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. (MT), United Methodist Church. 
Survivors: son, Ward of Athens, Ala.; daughter, Helen Bullock of Wichita; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Sharon Springs United Methodist Church. Koons Funeral Home.

Johnson, Patrick Doyle, 34, of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Ulysses, middle school technology teacher, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Ulysses. 
Survivors: parents, Carl and Deanna of Ulysses; brother, Keenan of Phoenix; sister, Jill Fishburn of Tempe, Ariz.; grandparents, Doyle and Bonnie Nash of Ulysses. Memorials have been established with First United Methodist Church Restoration Fund and Grant County Scholarship Foundation. Garnand Funeral Home.

Ward, Martha L., 70, retired Gibsons Discount Center hardware manager, died Friday, May 12, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, 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.

Treft, Vernon Thomas, 48, Braums and Futures Unlimited Inc. janitor, died Sunday, May 14, 2000. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Day Funeral Home. 
Survivors: brother, Monty of Wellington; sister, Jolene Falls of Enid, Okla. Memorial has been established with Futures Unlimited.
Cain, Albertha Marie, 83, retired laboratory technician, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Wake 7:30 p.m. today, service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Hazard, Neb. 
Survivors: husband, Elmer; sons, John of Topeka, Rich of Louisberg; daughter, Mary Ellen Gray of Whitewater; sisters, Adeline Rasmussen, Lourine Nelson, both of Litchfield, Neb., Delores Santero of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Bob Lamb Funeral Home.

ALLEN P. CROSS
Allen P. Cross, 79, of Valley Center, Cross Auto owner and aircraft and automotive dealer, died May 7, 1998. Funeral services were Monday morning at St. Jude Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; sons, Allen Jr., Max, both of Wichita, Douglas of Bailey, Colo., Carson of Derby; daughters, Diane Cross-Robbins of Park City, Beverly Bishop, Catherine Cross, both of Wichita; brothers, Clifford of Park City, Cecil of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Margaret Sublette of Spring Hill, Fla., Eugenia Simpson of San Diego, Grace Trotter of Pelzer, S.C.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the church. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary had charge.

RUSSELL L. SANDERSON
Russell L. Sanderson, 63, of Derby, brother of Walter Sanderson of Valley Center, died May 7, 1998. He was a retired Boeing Wichita manager. Funeral services were Monday afternoon at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.
Other survivors include his sons, Richard, Rob, both of Derby; brother, Virgil of Wichita; sisters, Ina Chance of Hamilton, Mont., Ola Mason of Richmond, Calif., Lena Crews of San Marcos, Calif., and two grandchildren.

RUSSELL G. MOORE
Russell G. Moore, 67, of Cheney, formerly of rural Valley Center, died May 6, 1998. He was a retired Ritchie Inc. construction worker. Funeral services were Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.
He was one of the pilots who used to drop the pingpong balls during Valley Center Fall Festival.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Melody of Lebanon, Pa.; stepsons, Dean Adams of Wichita, Jim Adams of Newton, Doug Adams of Neosho, Mo.; stepdaughter, Ruth Adams-Scott, brothers, Charles, Donald, all of Wichita; sisters, Clara Fieldcamp of Cleveland, Okla., Mildred Coots of Wichita; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with First Assembly of God, Cheney.

MABLE NORDSTEDT
Mable Alberta Nordstedt, 82, of Valley Center, housewife, died Feb. 11, 1998. She has been a resident of Wheat State Manor of Whitewater since 1990. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight (Thursday) at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Valley Center Christian Church with Rev. Gerald Zuck officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley.
She was born Oct. 24, 1915, at Furley, the daughter of Chester Arthur Rhoades and Lena Ethel Carnahan. She married George Robert Nordstedt on Feb. 26, 1935. He died Feb. 3, 1998.
Survivors include her sons, Larry Nordstedt of Valley Center, Robert Nordstedt of Clearwater; sisters, Betty Whittington and Louise Slenker of Valley Center; Nellie Davis of Wewoka, Okla., Pauline McKibban of St. Ann, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association.

MEREDITH CHRISTLIEB
Meredith Earl Christlieb, 85, of Eureka, brother of Eula Holcomb of Kechi, died Feb. 8, 1998. He was a retired farmer and rancher. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton.
Other survivors include his son, Ron of Bartlesville, Okla.; daughter, Elizabeth Steeler of Dewey, Okla.; sisters, Daisy Martin of Hutchinson, Della Stafford of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home has charge.

DONIS D. EATON
Donis D. Eaton, 74, of Wichita, brother of Doyle Eaton of Valley Center, died Feb. 3, 1998. He was a retired Wichita public schools educator. Funeral services were Friday morning at Linwood Church of the Nazarene, Wichita.
Other survivors include his wife, Twila; sons, Doug of Frederick, Md., Merlin of Warsaw, Mo., Mark, Randy, both of Wichita; brothers, Charles of Troup, Texas, Wayne of Kansas City; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Linwood Church of the Nazarene. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary had charge.

KATHLEEN LAMBERTZ
Kathleen Ann Lambertz, 47, of Wichita, sister of Michael Lesperance of Valley Center and daughter of Lynn Nixon of Park City, died Feb. 5, 1998. She was office manager for Lambertz Co. Rosary was Sunday evening and funeral services were Monday morning, both at Church of the Magdalen.
Survivors include her husband, Chuck, son, Charlie, daughter, Katie, all of the home.
Memorials have been established with Idiopathic Pulmonary Interstitial Fibrosis Research, Magdalen Parent Teacher Organization and Kapaun Mount Carmel Stage Union. Downing & Lahey Mortuary had charge.

MARIE DUERKSEN
Marie Duerksen, 96, of Hesston, mother of Dillard Duerksen and Jay Duerksen, all of Valley Center, died Feb. 11, 1998. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Hesston. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Newton.
Other survivors include her daughters, Aldene and Melvin Stucky of Newton, Leona and Ken Arthurs of Denver, Janice and Don Dyck, of Bessie, Okla.; son, Monty and Shirley Duerksen of Lenexa; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with the church and Schowalter Villa.

IDA JANE DAVIS
Ida Jane Davis, 76, of Wichita, retired Valley Center elementary school teacher, died July 9, 1998. Funeral services were Saturday at Wichita Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James; sons, Dan of Denver, William of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, James Latta of Kansas City, Kan., and two grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Hillside Funeral Home Midtown had charge.

F. DEAN MONROE
F. Dean Monroe, 72, of Wichita, father of Sheri Boyer of Kechi, died July 8, 1998. He was the retired owner of Monroe Retail Liquor Store. Funeral services were Friday morning at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
Other survivors include his wife, Juanita; son, Ted of Wichita; daughters, Linda McIntyre, Rosanna McCafferty, Susan Ludwick, all of Wichita; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with 99 Springs Park Fund, c/o Beverly Hewitt, P.O. Box 98, Isabel, Kan. 67104. Cochran Mortuary had charge.

GWENDOLYNN LEMKE
Gwendolynn E. Lemke, 81, of Anthony, mother of Vickie Jelinek of Valley Center, died July 10, 1998. She was a retired bookkeeper and clerk. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Forest Park Cemetery.
Other survivors include her sons, Michael of Whitewater, David of Gueda Springs; daughter, Suellen Mathews of Fort Worth; sister, Betty Durant of Anthony; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Elliott Mortuary has charge.

WILLIAM CARROLL
William Leon Carroll, 68, of Wichita, nephew of Marie Gregory and Opal Weippert, both of Valley Center, died July 9, 1998. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at Wichita Park Cemetery.
Other survivors include his cousin and caregiver, Ernestine Turner of Wichita.
Old Mission Mortuary had charge.

MARY HESS
Mary Ruth Hess, 76, of Valley Center, died Aug. 21, 1999. She was a retired clerk for the Sedgwick County Appraiser and retired Boeing Electronics worker. Funeral services were Wednesday morning at Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Tal Tittsworth of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita.
She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Hunnewell, the daughter of Benjamin Arthur Ellsworth and Ollie Mae Schraeder. She married Daniel J. Hess on June 20, 1947. He survives of Valley Center.
Other survivors include her son, Dale Hess of Valley Center; daughter, Joyce Marie Rogers of Hot Springs, Ark., and sister, Winifred Mae Plett of Windemere, Fla.
Memorials have been established with Alzheimers Association, 5014 E. Central, Wichita 67028; Humane Society, 4218 Southeast Blvd., Wichita 67210, and Via Christi Foundation.

HELEN WHITE
Helen Aletha White, 91, of Enid, Okla., formerly of Wichita, died Aug. 21, 1999. 
Services were Tuesday morning at Cochran Mortuary with Rev. Dale E. Kelley officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Robin White, Marc White, Kris White, Darren White, Craig Wilson and Todd Moore. Lori Moore was soloist and Alan Malaby was organist. Burial was at Kechi Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 5, 1908, in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of William B. and Ollie Ann McCoy. At age 1, her familiy moved to Muskogee, Okla., then later to Haskell, Okla., where she spent her early childhood. In 1933, the family moved to Wichita. She attended Dague Business College and was employed in a suite of offices for three doctors. 
In 1930, she married Howard B. "Jack" White. They owned and operated the service station at 53rd North and Meridian for many years and later lived at 208 N. Park. He preceded her in death, as did her parents, a brother, three sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson. She enjoyed watching things grow, flowers, crafts, painting and being busy.
Survivors include her sons, Gene of Wichita, Jack Duane of Holiday Island, Ark., Randall of Jupiter, Fla.; daughters, Judy Wilson of Enid, Sue Johnson of Craig, Neb.; sister, Jane Marie McCoy of Great Bend; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been etablished with Hospice Circle of Love, 529 N. Grand, Enid, Okla. 73701.

FRANK HILL
Frank L. Hill, 85, of Valley Center, retired farmer-stockman, died Aug. 19, 1999. Funeral services were Monday morning at Furley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Jack Johnson of Fort Scott, Dennis of rural Benton, Ronnie of Whitewater; half brother, Harry Bader of Sedgwick; half sister, Velma Bader of Wichita; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with the church building fund and Wheat State Manor. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, had charge.

KENNETH PEARSON
Kenneth R. Pearson, 56, of Valley Center, Pearson Dozer Service owner and operating engineer, died Aug. 24, 1999. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Valley Center.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; son, Joe L. Pearson of Maize; daughter, Kathaleene R. Quiring of Valley Center; brothers, James Pearson of Hobbs, N.M., David Pearson of Austin, Texas, Don Pearson of Valley Center; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund for a headstone for Pearson has been established. Friends may donate at Betty's Kountry Kitchen, 218 W. Main, Valley Center.
Cochran Mortuary has charge.

VINCE RICKE
Vince L. Ricke, 67, of Wichita, brother of Alvena Massey of Valley Center, died Jan. 15, 1999. He was the owner of Ricke's Cafe. Rosary was Tuesday evening and funeral services were Wednesday morning, both at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Wichita.
Other survivors include his wife, Joan; sons, Greg, Mike; daughter, Marsha Waters, all of Wichita; brothers, John of California, Jimmy of Texas; sisters, Cecilia Roberts of Palm Coast, Fla., and six grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association. Resthaven Mortuary had charge.

CORA DORTON
Cora Ann Dorton, 73, of Wichita, sister of Catherine Newton of Park City, died Jan. 13, 1999. She was a retired Southwestern Bell switchboard operator. Funeral services were Monday morning at Kechi Cemetery.
Other survivors include her brother, Dan Pennington of Wichita; sister, Colleen Wallace of Big Stone Gap, Va., and one grandchild.
Hillside Funeral Home East had charge.

CLETA GARRETT
Cleta L. Garrett, 87, of Council Grove, sister of Laura Williams of Valley Center, died Jan. 17, 1999. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at Kendall Funeral Chapel.
Other survivors include her son, Allen of Wichita; brother, Charles Stone of Council Grove; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial has been established with Twin Lakes Healthcare Center.

REV. DAVID CORDELL
Rev. David B. Cordell, 65, of Newport, Ark., died Jan. 16, 1999. He was pastor at First Church of God in Valley Center from 1972 to 1975. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Newport. Burial was in Watson Cemetery.
He was a pastor for 35 years, currently pastoring First Church of God in Newport. He was a member of the Ministerial Alliance, served as the Kansas state youth director for three years, and was on many church boards throughout his ministry. Prior to becoming a minister, he was employed by Victor Metals Corp. for 13 years. A 1969 graduate of Mid America Bible College of Oklahoma City, he was awarded the Spirit of Mid America honorary doctorate from there Feb. 1, 1995. He served in the Army five years and was active in the Army National Guard 20 years. Cordell coached little league baseball and worked with the American Legion baseball program.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene of Newport; children, Gail and Dennis Sutherland of Clayton, La., Melvona and Steve Ahart of Newport, David Jesse and Donna Cordell of Newport, Mark John and Nellie Cordell of Gulf Port, Miss.; brother, Charles Cordell Jr. of Newport; sister, Sue Roberts of Vidalia, La.; 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Second and Main, Newport, Ark. 72112. Jackson's Newport Funeral Home had charge.


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