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George William Brooks Jr.
George William Brooks Jr., 78, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 
He had been a resident of Wellington since 1946, moving from Dalton. He owned the Dalton Corner Service Station for over 20 years and retired after 35 years as an employee of Cargill, Inc.
He was born July 7, 1919 in Mulvane to George and Elsie Mae (Munro) Brooks. He married Eva Winifred on Sept. 9, 1950 in Wichita.
George served in the Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva in September 1989; and two sisters.
Survivors include his brother, Harold Brooks, of Wellington, and his sister, Bessie Martin, of Pretty Prairie.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Cheryl Bell of Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Military graveside services will be at the Oxford Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association. Donations can be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest J. Evans
Services for Ernest J. Evans, who died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Corbin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Judy Ramsey and the Rev. Warren Smith officiated.
Musical selections were "My God and I" and "How Great Thou Art." Rod and Pam Lungren sang a duet and Frances Kloefkorn was organist.
Ushers were Rod Lungren and Danny Shoffner.
Casketbearers were Patrick Evans, David Evans, Cory Young, Brian Evans, Andy Schuchart, Michael Evans and Scott Evans.
Interment was in the Corzine Cemetery at Corbin.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bernadine May Shaffer
Bernadine May Shaffer, 91, Wellington, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.
Bernadine was born May 1, 1906 in Anson, daughter of J.W. and Mable (Notewear) Bonham.
She was united in marriage to Earl J. Shaffer on June 5, 1927 in Wichita. 
Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on July 18, 1982, one son and five brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Colleen Carson and Earlene Shaffer both of Wellington; her grandchildren Jan Daniels of Mineola and Steve Carson of El Dorado.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at the Austin Cemetery in Anson. The Rev. Nel Holmes of the First United Methodist Church will be officiating.
A memorial fund has been established with the Chisholm Trail Museum.
Friends may call Saturday from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 5-9 p.m.
Arrangements are by Frank Funeral Home.

Rollan C. Hock
Rollan C. Hock, 57, of Wellington, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. 
Rollan was born Dec. 21, 1940 in Harper, the son of Fred and Mamie (Sears) Hock.
He was united in marriage to Teresa Marie Fagan on October 13, 1962 in Danville, Ks.
Rollan was the regional sales manager for Spear Hardware.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of the home; son, Shawn of Wellington; daughter, Valerie Hartley, of Wellington; brothers Calvin of Mulvane, Clinton of Stillwater, Okla; sisters Delores Jones of Wellington, Kathleen Creed of Paul's Valley, TX; 3 grandchildren.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19th at Frank Funeral Home with Pastor Sallie Shore of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in the Milan Cemetery.
Friends may call Saturday 1:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Arrangements are by Frank Funeral Home.

Minnie Opal Smith
Minnie Opal Smith, 89, of Wellington, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. 
Minnie was born May 12, 1908 in Cuba, MO, the daughter of Harry and Ella (Gansler) Ruddick.
She was united in marriage to Ted Smith in 1926 in Alva, Okla.
Minnie was a member of First United Methodist Church and V. F. W. Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and husband and two sons.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Smith of Wichita, Ted Smith of Germany; daughters, Darlene Gibson of Irving, Texas, Carolyn Harris of Germany, four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery with the Reverend Nel Holmes of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
A memorial fund has been established with the First United Methodist Church or Wheat Capital Manor. Donations can be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call Sunday from 5-9 p.m. and on Monday from 5-9 p.m.
Arrangments are by Frank Funeral Home. 

Fay L. Roberts
Services for Fay L. Roberts, who died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, were held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998 at the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven. The Rev. Paul Graham officiated. 
Interment was at the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roland E. Ruff
Services for Roland E. Ruff, who died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, were held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998 at Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy Abbey officiated.
Musical selections included "How Great Thou Art" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." Kay Medley was soloist and Donnis Whaley was organist.
Eulogy was given by Deanna Stambaugh and tribute was by Chris Tuzicka.
Casketbearers were George A. Johnston, Ken Stinnett, Jary Griffith, Jack Dresslar, Bill Tuzicka, Bob Craig, Wayne White and Bob Russell.
Interment was at the Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Russell King Taggart
Russell King Taggart of North Granby, Conn., husband of Geraldine (Riebold) Taggart for 47 years, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998. 
He was born in Wellington, May 5, 1919, the son of Earl J. and Almeda (King) Taggart. Russell served in the United States Army in the Philippine Islands during the second World War.
He had lived 37 years in Connecticut and before retiring in 1984, he was employed as an aerospace engineer at Hamilton Standard.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Russell and Kentley, both of Connecticut, and a daughter, Karen Cole, of Roger, Ark.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Dorothy Taggart; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and C.E. Russell, all of Wellington; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two half brothers, Melvern and Marshall Taggart.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Hayes Huling and Carmon Funeral Home in Granby, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Northern Connecticut Chapter, 790 Maple Ave., Hartford, Conn. 06114-2317.

Jo A. Spidel
WINFIELD -- Jo A. Spidel, 70, of Winfield, former Arkansas City, Wellington and Wichita special education teacher, died Tuesday.
Services -- were held Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Winfield. Interment -- Burlingame Cemetery. 
Survivors -- husband, Earl, of the home; son, Tom Spidel of Wichita; daughter, Barbara Smith of Huntsville, Ala. and Jean Marie Brink of Gaeta, Italy; sisters, Cora Myers of Decatur, Ga., Marion Ruth Jenson of Aptos, Calif. and Eugenia Berger of Littleton, Colo.; and two grandchildren.
Swisher-Taylor and Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.
[Published January 19, 1998]

David V. "Dave" Williams
CALDWELL -- David D. "Dave" Williams, 73, stockman and well driller, died Saturday.
Services -- 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell. Interment -- Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors -- wife, Marian, of Caldwell; son, Terry, of Wellington; daughters, Patti Sprague of Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, and LuAnn Jamison, Michelle Williams and Danielle Schmidt, all of Caldwell; brother, Tom Williams of Winfield; sisters, Gwen Rice and Kathy Risley, both of Caldwell; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell. 
[Published January 19, 1998]

Nellie Gertrude John
MULVANE -- Nellie Gertrude John, 100, homemaker, died Jan. 12 [1998].
Services -- were held Thursday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane. Interment -- Mulvane Cemetery.
Survivors -- son, Wayne John of Belle Plaine; daughter, Helen Morton of Topeka; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials -- Mulvane United Methodist Church or Alzheimers and Related Diseases Association.
Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Mildred Irene Cairns Kile
Mrs. Mildred Kile was the youngest child of Lloyd R. and Maggie Jane Lowther Cairns. Born in Hutchinson on Nov. 23, 1930, she died in Tucson, Ariz. on Dec. 26, 1997. 
Mrs. Kile is pre-deceased by her three older brothers, all in Kansas, Lloyd Jr., Lee M., and Robert Cairns. 
During her life, Mrs. Kile faithfully and lovingly raised her three children alone after the death of her first husband, Wayne L. Morris.
In the late 1960s, Mrs. Kile successfully wroked her way through LPN nursing school in McPherson, which career she worked in up to the late 1980s when she was stricken with severe rheumatoid arthritis in Anchorage, Alaska. Even throughout her pain and suffering, Mrs. Kile continued helping her children as best she could. 
Her oldest daughter, Maggie, through her disabling MS, her son, Richard, and her youngest child, Leslie.
Mrs. Kile went to God according to her last wishes. She was surrounded by her children and son-in-law, John P. Medeiros, her grandson, Gavin Cairns, as wll as her beloved, faithful pets, who would not leave her side.
Mrs. Kile died at her daughter's, Leslie's, home in Tucson, Ariz., where she had lvied for a number of years, at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, 1997. 
She is survived by Mrs. Maggie Morris Medeiros, her son-in-law, Mr. John Paul Medeiros, Mr. Richard Morris, Miss Leslie (nee Morris) Cairns, granddaughter, Denise (nee Howard) Cairns, great-grandson, Gavin Cairns, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Violet Cairns, and her nieces and nephews and their children. Also left to fondly remember her are many friends throughout the United States.
A memorial service was held in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997. Her children and son-in-law, John, and great-grandson, Gavin, and friends were gathered together to honor her.
Memorial services will also be held in Wellington, at a time yet to be announced.

Neill E. Heeney
Neill E. Heeney, 99, of Wellington, died Monday night, Jan. 19, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the South Haven community most of his life.
Neill was born Sept. 23, 1898 in Kay County, Okla. to Nicholes and Mary (Geeslin) Heeney. He was married to Mildred (Hedges) Heeney.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was a charter member of the South Haven Christian Church and was a member of the American Legion Post NO. 259 in Braman, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred, in 1983; one brother; and one son, Marvin.
Survivors include his son, Edwin A. Heeney, of Dunnigan, Calif.; two daughters, Alois Hutchison and Dorothy Harader, both of Wellington; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the South Haven Christian Church. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the South Haven Christian Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David Vernon Williams
David Vernon Williams was born on Sept. 28, 1924 at the Williams family farm in Sumner County and passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998 in Caldwell. 
He was the son of Clifford and Addie Crumbliss Williams. He attended Bailey School for eight years and then transferred to Caldwell, from which he graduated in 1942. 
Dave joined the Navy following his graduation and saw active service as an aviation radioman in the Pacific in World War II. Following his discharge, he returned to Caldwell, where he married his high school sweetheart, Marian Prophet on Feb. 23, 1946.
To this union six children were born: Terry Nolan, Linda Jane, Patti Kay, Lu Ann, Mari Michelle and Lisa Danielle.
Dave traveled the world as an experienced water and oil-well driller and seismographer to places such as Iraq, Tunisian, Venezuela, Ethiopia and many others.
Upon returning to Caldwell in 1971, he farmed and co-owned the Caldwell Livstock Sales Co. He drilled water wells around the area and custom harvested with his son, Terry.
Dave retired in 1983, and turned his attention to his love of history. He spent many hours researching the history of Caldwell and surrounding areas and belonged to the Historical Society, the Border Queen Museum Board and the Storytellers Association. Many a time when someone had a question about a historical fact, the answer was "Ask Dave."
His other favorite hobby was sports -- and he was always seen at the local ball park or gymnasium watching his children and grandchildren play ball. He had a nickname for everyone in the family -- andhe took pride in all of their achievements.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Addie Williams; a daughter, "Janie;" and two brothers, Glenn and Jim Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Marian, of the home; his son, Terry Nolan, and his wife, Jan; daughters, Patti Kay and PHil Sprague, Lu Ann and Alan Jamison, Michelle Williams and Danielle and Kevin Schmidt; eight grandchildren: Kyle Spragues, Clint Sprague, Amy Wilkey, Wyatt Williams, Courtney Akers, Carey Akers, Cecily Jamison and Kellen Schmidt; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Tom Williams of Winfield; and two sisters, Gwen Rice and Kathy Risely, both of Caldwell.
A memorial has been established with the Caldwell Historical Society/Border Queen Museum.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the First Presbyterian Church of Calwell. The Rev. Judee Ramsey officiated.
Wade Williams sang "Peace In The Valley" and "Amazing Grace." Pat Barrett was pianist and Freda Cink was organist.
Casketbearers were his grandsons: Kyle Sprague, Clint Sprague, Wyatt Williams, Chris Wilkey, Craig Williams and Kent Williams. Honroary casketbearers were Marvin Kloefkorn, Harold White, Chet Foster, Howard Hudson, Duane Nulik and Dean Bruey.
Interment was in the Caldwell City Cemetery, under the direction of Schaefer Mortuary.

Mildred M. Hunter
CALDWELL -- Mildred M. (Cink) Hunter, 72, nurse and ward clerk for the Wellington Hospital, died Monday. 
Services -- 10:30 a.m., Friday, Caldwell United Methodist Church. Interment -- Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City.
Survivors -- daughters, Vickie Guthrie of Golden, Colo. and Charlotte Phillips of Edmond, Okla.; brother, Larry Cink of Medford, Okla.; sister, Pauline England of Medford; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials -- Caldwell United Methodist Church or Ronald McDonald House.
Eliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell. 
[Published January 21, 1998]

Nina Beatrice Rawlins
Nina Beatrice Rawlins, 87, Wellington, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at her home.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Pastor Phil Wylie will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Wellington Public Library. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Mrs. Rawlins was born on June 22, 1910 in Abilene, the daughter of Daniel Walter and Emma A. Kohn Haverstock. The family moved to a farm near Perth in 1917.
She attended school and was graduated from Wellington High School in 1928. She married Lynn George Rawlins on Sept. 29, 1945 in Reno, Nev. 
They moved to Wellington from California in 1972. He died on April 16, 1993.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Clifford Haverstock, Leo Haverstock, Fred Haverstock and Dewey Haverstock; and two sisters, Mildred Funderburk and Elsie Hutcherson.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home.

Nancy E. Evans
Nancy E. Evans, 93, retired nurse and homemaker, of Madison, died Thursday.
Graveside services -- 2 p.m., Monday, Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.
Survivors -- son, Estel Ray Evans of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Bartene Terry of Jenks, Okla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation -- 10 to 11 a.m., Wilson Funeral Home, Madison.
[Published January 23, 1998]

G.H. "Gene" Manny
WINFIELD -- G.H. "Gene" Manny, 82, retired owner of Manny Hardware and Manny Hearing Aid Co. and Accounting Service, died Thursday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Monday, Miles Funeral Service, Winfield. Interment -- Highland Cemetery.
Survivors -- wife, Zoa, of the home; daughter, Jennis J. Wilcox of Winfield; and two granddaughters.
Memorials -- First Presbyterian Church in Winfield and Hospice, Inc.
Miles Funeral Service.
[Published January 23, 1998]

Dorothea Angela McIntire
Dorothea Angela McIntire, 86, Wellington, retired elementary school teacher, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellington.
Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at Sumner Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Larry Stewart officiated.
Mrs. McIntire was born on Dec. 21, 1911 in Perth, the daughter of Bert S. and Nora B. Waddell Servis. She was a graduate of Wellington High School and Southwestern College, Winfield.
She taught elementary school in Wellington for over 25 years and was awarded Master Teacher.
She married Donald C. McIntire in June 1947 in Wellington. He died on April 2, 1970.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she had served as church elder. She was also a member of Womens Circle IV, United Presbyterian Women, Library Board, Concerned Citizens, Retired Teachers, Kappa Kappa Iota, Wellington Book Club and the Republican Party.
Survivors include her son, Carter, and his wife, Janice Moser, of Wellington; one sister, Hazel Routh of Wellington; three grandchildren, Susan Bell of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia Hiebert of Lawrence and David Moser of Denver, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Thelma James.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home.

Anna Marie Weber
Anna Marie Weber, 92, homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She had been a Wellington resident for 61 years.
Anna was born July 18, 1905 in Andale, to Casper and Gertrude (Hilbus) Rohling. She married Anthony M. Weber on Feb. 28, 1927 in Andale.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony, in Dec. 14, 1979; three brothers; seven sisters; and one grandson.
Survivors include six sons, Eugene of Wichita, Anthony of Fredonia, Francis of Blue Mound, Paul and Allen of Wellington and Charles of Beaver, Okla.; four daughters, Mildred Eichman of Westmoreland, Vera Kohls of Bella Vista, Ark., Bernice Zook of Webster, Texas and Norma Larsen of Houston, Texas; 30 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Vigil services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Andrew J. Seiler officiated.
Lector was Dale Weber. Eucharistic minister was Ron Weber.
Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Prayer of St. Francis." Song leader was Connie Bales and organist was Pam Montenegro.
Ushers were Jason Weber, Douglas Weber and Brent Eichman.
Honorary casketbearers were Eugene Weber, Francis Weber, Charles Weber, Anthony Weber, Paul Weber and Allen Weber.
Casketbearers were Kevin Weber, Bradley Weber, Steve Eichman, Gregg Weber, James Weber and David Eichman.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Neill E. Heeney
Services were Neill E. Heeney, who died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, were held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the South Haven Christian Church. The Rev. Gene Hellstern officiated. 
Musical selections were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," by soloist, Helen Sawyer, and "Amazing Grace," by soloist Stanely Heeney. Organist was Kay Byers and pianist was Bonnie Quillen.
Ushers were Floyd Mowbray and Lewis Kuchar.
Casketbearers were Charles Hutchison, Dale Hutchison, Kevin Heeney, Tim Heeney, Stanley Heeney and Steven Heeney.
Interment was at the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven. Graveside hymn was "God Be With You Til We Meet Again."
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beaulah Ellen Quimby
Beaulah Ellen Quimby, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Ponca City, Okla., died Thursday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Tuesday, Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City. Interment -- Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Ponca City.
Survivors -- two children, Vonda M. Hollingsworth of Ponca City and Vern E. Quimby of Ames, Okla.; sister, Susie Ingles of Ponca City; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Oxford Friendship Center. 
Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City. 
[Published January 26, 1998]

Delbert R. Coulter
Delbert R. Coulter, 85, Oxford, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis campus in Wichita.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home with Pastor David Lemke officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Slate Valley Baptist Church and Challenge-Kids with Special Needs. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Coulter was born on Sept. 19, 1912 in Oxford, the son of Homer and Elsie Morrill Coulter. He was graduated from Oxford High School in 1930. 
After graduation he moved with his family to the Ashton area. He married Harriet Wolf on Aug. 9, 1936 in Udall.
They lived in rural South Haven, later moving to rural Oxford and then to rural Geuda Springs. In 1958 they moved to the town of Oxford and have lived there since.
He was a member of the Slate Valley Baptist Church, the Winfield Steam Engine and Iron Club and a former member of the Oxford Lions Club. He had been a farmer until retiring in 1985.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet, of the home in Oxford; one son, Gary Coulter of Overland Park; four daughters, Delberta Roberts of Wakeeney, Judy Lovell of Arkansas City, Mary Robl of Longmont, Colo., and Yvonne Sellers of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Vernon Coulter; a sister, Evelyn Donaldson; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8:30 this evening. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening.
Arrangements were by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

James W. Myers
MANSFIELD, Texas -- James W. Myers, 60, of 850 E. Debby Lane, died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 1997, at home after a long illness.
Mr. Myers was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Blackwell, Okla. and had been living in the Mansfield area since 1971. He retired from Ohio Edison.
Mr. Myers was a member of Ontario United Methodist, Kiwanis, YMCA Board and past commander of Mansfield Power Squadron.
Survivors are his wife, Gert Anderson Myers; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Myers of New York, N.Y. and Douglas and Laura Myers of Leitchfield, Ky.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marcine and Darrell Hogg of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lynn Fawcett of Dallas, Texas; his mother, Velma Mae Myers of Wichita; and two nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Myers.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. James Winkler. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA or Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. 

Thomas J. Leftwich
WICHITA -- Thomas J. Leftwich, 71, of Wichita, retired B&T Bookkeeping and Tax Service owner/operator, died Sunday.
Recitation of the Rosary -- 7 p.m. today, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita. Services -- 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Church of the Magdalen. Graveside services -- 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs.
Survivors -- wife, Rita Leftwich; sons, Robert Leftwich of Wellington and Ted Leftwich of Houston, Texas; daughters, Karen Nielsen and Gayle Bleakney, both of Wichita, Susan Bolton of Black Hawk, S.D., and Joyce Clapp of Redlands, Calif.; brothers, Richard Leftwich of Bloomington, Ind., and Howard Leftwich of Edmond, Okla.; sister, Norma Pickering of Wichita; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials -- Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita, Kan. 67201-3267 or Mary Magdalen Foundation, c/o Church of Magdalen, 457 South Woodlawn, Wichita, Kan. 67218.
Downing and Lahey Mortuary, Wichita. 
[Published January 27, 1998]

Phyllis J. Taylor
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Phyllis J. Taylor, 70, died Tuesday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Friday, United Methodist Church, Conway Springs. Private committal service. 
Survivors -- husband, Wayne, of the home; sons, Kirk D. Taylor of Batavia, Ohio, Kent D. Taylor of Nederland, Colo. and Philip W. Taylor of Lamesa, Texas; brothers, Jay S. Robinson of Wichita, Michael D. Robinson of Clearwater; and six grandchildren.
Memorial -- United Methodist Church Youth Ministry or Hospice, Inc.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. 
[Published January 27, 1998]

George Keith Trotman
George Keith Trotman, 68, of Auburn West Hill, Wash., veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, died Jan. 18. 
Services -- were held Thursday, Yahn & Son Funeral Home, Auburn.
Survivors -- wife, Mary, of the home; son, Michael Kidd Trotman, and daughter, Joyce Blackburn Jay, both of Federal Way, Wash.; brother, Frank Trotman of Ulysses; sister, Janet Cubbage and stepfather, Luther J. Parker, both of Wellington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
[Published January 27, 1998]

Debra S. White
Debra S. White, 42, of Wellington, employee of Futures Unlimited, died Monday.
Services -- 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Caldwell United Methodist Church. Interment -- Caldwell City Cemetery. 
Survivors -- parents, Richard and Norma White of Caldwell; brother, Brian of Overland Park; and sister, Kristi Wasinger of Dublin, Ohio.
Memorial -- Futures Unlimited College House.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell. 
[Published January 27, 1998]

Dr. Keith L. Pacey
Dr. Keith L. Pacey, 78, retired chiropractor, died early Friday morning, Jan. 30, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph campus in Wichita.
He had been a Wellington resident since 1956, moving from Salina. He had a chiropractic practice in Wellington from 1956 to 1986.
Pacey was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Clay County, to Harry and Rulo (Headley) Pacey. He married Elsie L. Young on Oct. 10, 1942 in Clay Center. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis in 1949. 
He was a member of the First United Methodist church and was a charter member of the American Chiropractic Association. He was a member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association, Lions Club, Wellington Lodge No. 150 AF&AM, Phoenix Chapter No. 159 Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie, of the home; son, Dr. Larry Pacey and his wife, Joyce, of Wellington; daughter, Lana Lee and her husband, Terry, of Durant, Okla.; five grandchildren, Brad Pacey and his fiancee, Arleen Anderson, Amy Pacey, Chris Lee and his fiancee, Mandi Allexson, Scott Lee and Carolyn Lee; one sister, Florence Arnett of Hays; two nephews and three nieces.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes and the Rev. Randy Abbey will officiate.
Interment will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the First United Methodist Church or Worden Park Trust Fund. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Debra Sue White
Debra Sue White was born Dec. 3, 1955, at St. Lukes Hospital in Wellington, and passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She attended Caldwell school through junior high. For her first two years of high school, she attended Caldwell High through a special telephone hookup that allowed her to participate in classes from her home. During these two years, Mary Goltry tutored Debbie at her home three mornings a week. Debbie went on to complete her GEC in Wellington.
In October 1978, Debbie began working at Future's Unlimited, a sheltered workshop in Wellington. For the first few years, Debbie rode to work from her farm outside Caldwell on the Future's Unlimited bus.
In 1982, she moved into the College House, a Future's Unlimited group home in Wellington. Debbie loved her work at Future's and living at the College House, and considered the staff, co-workers and housemates as her second family.
Debbie's happiest times were spent with her family at holidays and special occasions. A particularly special event was Debbie's 40th birthday bash, which was attended by over 150 friends and family and featured a catered meal, music and dancing, and a program never to be forgotten.
Debbie is survived by her parents, Richard and Norma White of Caldwell; brother, Brian, and his wife, Michelle, nieces, Erin and Haley, and nephew, Jordan, of Overland Park; and sister, Kristi Wasinger, and her husband, Jeff, of Dublin, Ohio. 
Debbie has given the gift of life to others by donating her organs. 
A memorial has been established in Debbie's memory at the Future's Unlimited College House in Wellington. 
Funeral services were held at 10;30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Caldwell United Methodist Church. The Rev. Judee Ramsey officiated.
Pat Weber served as organist and Gloria White served as pianist. Randy Fast sang "His Strength Is Perfect," accompanied by Brian White on guitar.
Casketbearers were Russ Sturm, Ryan Sturm, David Rader, Brad Fast, Mark Janzen and Jerry Nimitz. Interment was in the Caldwell City Cemetery, under the direction of the Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.

Norman Dean Smith
Norman Dean Smith, 64, Mulvane, farmer/retired school teacher, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph campus in Wichita.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at the Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Ginn officiated.
Interment was in the Oxford Cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with the Norman Smith Memorial Fund. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith was born on Oct. 17, 1933 in Winfield, the son of Ivan and Loland Nixon Smith. He was graduated from Kingman High School in 1952, College of Emporia in 1959 with a bachelor of science in education, Emporia State University with a master of science in physical education, Wichita State University with a master of science in administration and Arizona State University with a doctorate in education.
He married Jeanette Becker on Aug. 9, 1959 in White City. After graduation from Arizona State University, he taught biology and coached wrestling at Albanbra High School in Phoenix, Ariz., Junction City High School, Bishop Carroll High School and Derby High School. Since retiring from teaching in 1976, he had farmed in the Oxford area.
His hobbies include hunting, high school wrestling and he received the most joy out of spending time with his grandson, Tyler Hall.
He was a member of the Mulvane Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of the home in Mulvane; one daughter, Jacquelyn, and Gary Hall of Red Field; and one grandson, Tyler Hall. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest Neal Smith.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Lloyd A. Harrington
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Lloyd A. Harrington, 89, retired farmer, died Thursday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Conway Springs. Interment -- Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater.
Survivors -- sons, Dale G. Harrington of Lakewood, Colo., Lynn A. Harrington of Augusta and Neal C. Harrington of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter, Carol L. Shinn of Wichita; brother, Ray Harrington of Mulvane; sisters, Margaret Jesseph of Argonia and Dorothy Anderson of Clearwater; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorials -- First Presbyterian Church or the Conway Springs Volunteer Ambulance.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.
[Published January 30, 1998]


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