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Leon E. Nugen
Leon E. Nugen, 53, died Friday morning, Feb. 27, 1998, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Leon was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Clovis, N.M. to Lewis E. and Wilma J. Nugen. He graduated from Wellington High School and Southwestern College of Winfield.
He was employed by Western Union in St. Louis, as a computer/programmer analyst.
Leon and Patricia were married in Cimarron, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, fo the home; two sons, Anthony W. Nugen and Raymond J. Nugen, all of St. Louis; the parents of Wellington, sister, Linda Sue McCue, and husband, Charley, of Hutchinson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Jenny Redger of Cimarron; numerous aunts and uncles; nephews, nieces and friends.
A visitation was held at Colliers Funeral Home in St. Louis on Saturday, Feb. 28, with family members present. The family will greet friends at Frank Funeral Home, Wellington, from 5 to 9 this evening.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Frank Funeral Home.
Interment will be Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association through the Frank Funeral Home.

M. Karen Elwood
M. Karen Elwood, the daughter of Elton and Anna Irene Mitchell Woods, was born on Jan. 7, 1941 in Arkansas City. She died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 19 days.
Karen married Clifford D. Rebold and later married B.D. Elwood on Oct. 6, 1979 at the Slate Valley Baptist Church near Oxford. She worked a few years at the Riverview Manor in Oxford, before going to work at Strother Field for Cessna, where she spent 12 years.
She later worked at General Dynamics in Ft. Worth, Texas, Gates Learjet in Wichita and G.E.C. in Wellington. Prior to becoming disabled she had been a rural mail carrier in Oxford. She was a member of the Maple Street Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Keith Elton Rebold.
Survivors include her husband, Dean, of the home in Oxford; two daughters, Debbie Goodman of Wellington and Velinda Voyles of Oxford; two stepsons, Nick Elwood of Oxford and Jeff Elwood of Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Danielle King of Arkansas City and Catherine Zimmerman of Oxford; two brothers, Truman Woods of Winfield and Fred Woods of Wichita; one sister, Nelda Miller of Oxford; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Maple Street Baptist Church in Oxford. The meditation was by Brother Ted Foy.
Pianist was Pam Montenegro and vocalist was Charles Gonzales. Special selections were "The Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Old Rugged Cross" and a tap of "Because You Love Me."
Active casketbearers were Kirk Woods, Derrick Miller, Nick Elwood, Jeff Elwood, Larry Ratliff and Rex King.
Honorary casketbearers were Shane Voyles and Clifford A. Rebold.
Interment was in the Oxford Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Thelma Iris DeYoe
Thelma Iris DeYoe, 92, homemaker, died Sunday evening, March 1, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. She was a lifelong resident of Wellington.
She was born Oct. 1, 1905 in Wellington to Eustas and Luella (Rhine) Harrison. She married Elwood DeYoe on June 17, 1928 in Winfield.
Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elwood, on Oct. 30, 1986; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include two sons, Pierre DeYoe of Pratt, and Richard DeYoe of Blackwell; one daughter, Edith Diffendal of El Dorado; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-granchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Martin, of the First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, will officiate.
Interment will be at the Sumner Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been set with the American Heart Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may sign the book at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m on Tuesday and from 9 until service time on Wednesday. The casket will remain closed.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Raymond McCullough
Charles Raymond McCullough, 55, of Wichita, tool and die maker for GEC, died Sunday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Wednesday, Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita. Burial -- Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.
Survivors -- Sons, Raymond McCullough of Wichita and Charles McCullough Jr. of Enid, Okla.; daughters, Stacy Boese of Enid and Luv McCullough of Wichita; stepson, David Box of Haysville; brother, Michael McCullough of Mulvane; sisters, Della Cumley and Marilyn Fox, both of Wellington; and parents, R.D. and Mary McCullough of Texas; and 16 grandchildren.
Visitation -- Until 8 this evening, Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.
[Published March 3, 1998]

Beatrice Clara "Betty" Kralicek-Zoglman
WICHITA -- Beatrice Clara "Betty" (Ewertz) Kralicek-Zoglman, 74, homemaker, died Sunday.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary -- 8 p.m., Wednesday, St. Peter Catholic Church, Schulte. Services -- 10 a.m., Thursday, St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment -- St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Conway Springs.
Survivors -- Sons, Albert Kralicek of Haysville, Clarence Zoglman of Wellington and Roger Zoglman of Wichita; daughters, Sharron Fritz of Woodlawn Park, Colo., Carolyn Albert of Cheney, Marlyne Claytor of Wasilla, Alaska, and Janet Durant of Mayfield; brothers, Harold Ewertz of Hunter, N.D. and Jim Ewertz of Conway Springs; sisters, Irene Marshall and Elizabeth "Sally" Lubbers, both of Wichita, Alberta Bohrer of Kingman, Thelma Vavra of Argonia, Amerlia Heitz of Blackwell, Okla., Kathryn Newman of Dallas, Texas and Linda Barta and Alice Riggs, both of Kansas; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- American Cancer Society.
Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain.
[Published March 3, 1998]

Leon E. Nugen
Services for Leon E. Nugen, who died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, were held Tuesday, March 3, at the Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley officiated.
Musical selections were "The Lord's Prayer," "Hands of Time" and "Brighten The Corner Where You Are." Soloist was Sharon Finley and organist was Pam Montenegro.
Casketbearers were John Hartzell, Larry Martin, Charley McCue, John McCue, Anthony Nugen, Raymond Nugen and Curt Watts.
Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery at Ashton.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Piccin
Robert Piccin, 81, former resident of Wellington and Kailua, Hawaii, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Spanaway, Wash., where he had lived the past two years.
He was a retired Sgt. 1st Class with the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
During the time that he lived in Wellington he was employed by MBPXL Meat Processors and Dold Foods, both in Wichita. He retired from Hawaii Meat Company, Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1979.
Bob was born Feb. 27, 1917 in Stafford Springs, Conn., the son of Joseppi and Paolina (Bortaluzzi) Piccin. He married Lucille J. Jennings in California on July 3, 1942.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, and one sister, Ruthie Potts.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Roberts and Elda Johnson, both of Stafford Springs; five children, Robert J. Piccin of Spanaway, Wash., and Michael Piccin of Littleton, Colo., Toni Robinson of Haysville, John Piccin of Roberts, Mont. and Gina Luper of Wellington; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Kailua, Hawaii.

James Raymond Lucas
WICHITA -- James Raymond Lucas, 64, retired Kansas Gas and Electric Company electrical engineer, of Wichita, former Wellington resident, died Sunday.
Services -- Pending with Flanagan-Hunt Funeral Home, Wichita.
Survivors -- Wife, Theresa Ann Lucas of Wichita; sons, Michael James Lucas of Olathe and Jonathan Andrew, of the home; daughters, DriAnn Lucas Robiolio of Lexington Park, Md., Dr. Deborah Gammill of Overland Park and Kellie Diane Lucas of Lawrence; father and stepmother, Gordon and Hazle Lucas of Riverdale; brother, Danny Lucas of Wellington; sister, Shirley Ward of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepbrother, Keith Harrington of Howard; and six grandchildren.
[Published March 9, 1998]

Leonard William Newby
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- Leonard William Newby, 75, retired supervisor for Western Electric, Inc., of Webb City, former Riverdale, Kan., resident, died Friday.
Services -- 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Webb City. Interment -- Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors -- Wife, Elba L. "Bea" Callahan Newby, of the home; son, Clinton William Newby of Webb City; daughter, Lizbeth Ann "Beth" Poche of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Ralph Newby of Joplin; sisters, Norma Elliott of Monroe, La., Evelyn Aikin of Indianapolis, Ind., and Nancy Graham of Neosho; and five grandchildren.
Visitation -- Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Park Mortuary, Joplin.
Memorials -- First Baptist Church of Webb City Church Building Fund, American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
Parker Mortuary, 1502 Joplin Street, Joplin, Mo., 64803.
[Published March 9, 1998]

Vesta Cathryn Osborn
MIAMI, Okla. -- Vesta Cathryn (McKinley) Osborn, 82, homemaker, of Miami, formerly of Wellington, died March 1.
Memorial services -- were held Wednesday at the Northwest Baptist Church in Miami. Inurnment -- Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Kan.
Survivors -- Son, Frank H. Osborn II, of the home; daughter, Mavis L. Hill of Washington; brothers, John McKinley of Hutchinson, Eulos McKinley of Parkville, Mo., Burleigh McKinley of Oregon and Billie McKinley of Winfield; sisters, Naida McKinley of California, Ruth Dednah of Lynn, Mass. and Martha Reyes of Miami; and several grandchildren.
Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
[Published March 9, 1998]

Demis (Erhard) Rice
WICHITA -- Demis (Erhard) Rice, 77, homemaker, of Wichita, formerly of Wellington, died Saturday.
Graveside services -- 11 a.m., Tuesday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1806 N. Oliver, Wichita.
Survivors -- son, Michael Rice of Wichita; daughter, Carolyn Grimes of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Carl Erhard of Wichita; sisters, Mona Casto of McPherson and Phyllis Long of Hutchinson; and four grandchildren.
Memorials -- Shrine Crippled Children's Hospitals, c/o Midian Shrine Temple, 130 N. Topeka, Wichita, Kan. 67202, or Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th Street, Wichita, Kan. 67203.
Cochran Mortuary, Wichita.
[Published March 9, 1998]

M. Elizabeth Ryan
M. Elizabeth Ryan, 89, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at the North Shore Health Care facility in Loveland, Colo. She had moved from Wellington to Loveland in November 1995.
Elizabeth was born Oct. 23, 1908 in Chester, Okla. to Jacob P. and Adeline (Evinger) Wager. She married Kerrell McGee on Sept. 4, 1926 in Wellington. He died in 1947.
She later married Ted Ryan on Feb. 24, 1962 in Harper. He died in 1975.
She worked as a cook at the Hatcher Hospital and St. Lukes Hospital for 12 years. She also worked for many years in the nursery at Hillside Baptist Church, retiring shortly before her 87th birthday.
Elizabeth was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church, Dalton U.M.W and Avon Community Club.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ernestine Wilson and Marilla Wager (in infancy); and two brothers, George Wager and Jake Wager.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Bell of Loveland, and her daughter and son-in-law, John and Kay Geubelle of Las Cruces, N.M.; her grandchildren, Jon Bell of Loveland, Dan and Elizabeth Bell of Frisco, Colo., Kerrel Bell of Selah, Wash., Darcy Geubelle of Las Cruces, Mark Geubelle of Dallas, Texas and Greg Geubelle of Miami, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the Howe Mortuary in Boulder, Colo. The Rev. Sheldon Schuttenberg officiated.
Local services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at the Frank Funeral Home in Wellington. Pastor Dane Massey, of the Hillside Baptist Church, will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Hillside Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Gene Schalk
Melvin Gene Schalk, 68, formerly of Wellington, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at his home in Skiatook, Okla.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. The Rev. Lee Sparks and the Rev. Randy Abbey will officiate.
Interment will be in the Braman, Okla., Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening until 9 p.m. Mr. Schalk was born on Oct. 15, 1929 in Braman, the son of Arnold A. and Laura Caroline Tschappler Schalk. He graduated in 1947 from Braman High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He married Melva Brown on July 12, 1951 in Braman. They lived in Wellington 40 years until moving to Skiatook four years ago.
Mr. Schalk had worked at the Wellington Food Market and later at Wolcott and Lincoln Elevator and Cargill Industries, where he was the elevator superintendent until he retired after 20 years.
He attended the First Christian Church in Skiatook, the Skiatook American Legion and the Wellington Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellington and was a Boy Scout Master.
Survivors include his wife, Melva, of the home in Skiatook; one son, Brad, of Skiatook; two daughters, Shelly Martin and her husband, Tim, of Wellington, and Gayle Glenn and her husband, Steve, of Mayfield; three brothers, Raymond Schalk of Wellington, LeRoy M. Schalk of Enid, Okla., and Marvin L. Schalk of Buhler; one sister, Maxine Daner of Buhler; six grandchildren, Steve Glenn, Dustin Glenn, Wade Schalk, Kelly Schalk, Emily Martin and Molly Martin; and his mother-in-law, Lillian Brown, of Blackwell, Okla. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial has been established with the Braman Alumni Association, the Skiatook Christian Church and the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or at the church.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Paul Durward Brown
Paul Durward Brown, 79, Wellington, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at Sumner Memorial Gardens, with Father Andy Seiler officiating. Military committal will be by the Tom Schwinn American Legion Post No. 90.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 5 to 9.
Mr. Brown was born July 10, 1918 in North Haven, Maine, the son of Foy and Wynona Brown. He served in the U.S. Army from August 1940 until September 1945.
He had worked at Midwest as a drop hammer operator until his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of the Tom Schwinn American Legion Post No. 90 and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph and Joe, both of Wellington; one daughter, Verna Hearlson of Wellington; one brother, James Brown of North Haven; one sister, Doris Beverage of Sunnyvale, Calif.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Crockett of North Haven.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Iva Lou Pattrick.
A memorial has been established with Tom Schwinn American Legion Post No. 90. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Chris Allen Holdaway
SANDY, Ore. - Chris Allen Holdaway, 47, of Sandy, formerly of Wellington, Kan., carman for Union Pacific Railroad, died Wednesday.
Survivors - wife, LaDawna, daughters, Nichole, Lindsey and Chelsea, and sons, Christopher, Caleb and Eric, all of the home; adult children, Joshua Holdaway and Shane Holdaway, both of Portland, Ore., and Wendy Carter of Jacksonville, Ark.; brothers, Jerry Holdaway of Hesperia, Calif. and Marty Holdaway of Wellington; parents, Bob and Joy Holdaway of Hesperia, Calif.; grandmother, Viola Rains of Wellington; and two grandchildren.
Memorial - A fund has been established for the children at home, 37950 Hwy. 26, Apt. 1, Sandy, Ore. 97055.

Donald Paul Haring
Donald Paul Haring, 68, Wichita, retired welder, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at the Sedgwick Health Care Center in Sedgwick.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven. Pastor Tony Horsley will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Mr. Haring was born on Dec. 21, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of Elmer and Dorabell Haring. On March 4, 1978, he married Rose Marie Brown in Wichita.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie, of the home; one son, Donny Paul Haring of Florida; three daughters, Rose Haring and Penny Starr of Kalamazoo and Sally Haring of Florida; one brother, Leonard Haring of Michigan; one sister, Ester Haring of Michigan; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established with the Kansas Crippled Children's Society. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

M. Elizabeth Ryan
Services for M. Elizabeth Ryan, who died Sunday, March 8, 1998, were held Tuesday, March 10, at the Howe Mortuary in Boulder, Colo. The Rev. Sheldon Schuttenberg officiated.
Soloist was Judy McCombs. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Local services were held Thursday, March 12, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Dane Massey, of the Hillside Baptist Church, officiated.
Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer." Bert Neff was soloist. Donnis Whaley was organist.
Casketbearers were Mark Geubelle, Brennen Jeffers, Louie Salopek, Bill Geubelle, Leon Geubelle and Wendell Gassett.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harry C. Burnett
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Harry C. Burnett, 84, retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died Monday.
Services and intombment -- 10 a.m., Thursday, Wichita Park Mausoleum, 2500 N. Hillside, Wichita.
Survivors -- Wife, Alice Burnett of Wichita; sisters, Dorothy Firuecia of Wittman, Ariz., and Lois Cross of Wichita.
Memorial -- Cedar View Good Samaritan Center of Wellington.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.
[Published March 17, 1998]

Gilbert Hearlson
Gilbert Hearlson, 44, Wichita, died Thursday, March 19.
Services - were today, at the Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.
Survivors - daughter, Lisa Haydon, Wellington; parents, Everett and June Hearlson, Wellington; brothers, Steven Ingels, Everett T. Hearlson, II, twin brothers, Alan and Alvin Hearlson and Ronald Hearlson, all of Wellington; sisters, Barbara Smith, Emporia, Mary Elaine Talkington, Emporia, Evelyn Lea of E. Poria, Ill, Beverly Daine Garcia, Semi Valley, Calif.; 2 grandchildren.
Memorial - Envision, 801 E. Lincoln, Wichita, Kans. 67211
Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.
[Published March 23, 1998]

Beulah (Hennon) Sevier
Beulah (Hennon) Sevier, 85, Caldwell, died Monday, March 16.
Graveside and services - were Friday, March 20, Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors - 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Memorials - Caldwell Ambulance Fund.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.
[Published March 23, 1998]

Charley Edward Bough
Charley Edward Bough, 92, Wellington, formerly of Wichita, died Friday.
Graveside services - 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors - sons, Larry Bough, Tommy Bough, Kingman; daughters, Elsie Bosley, Euylene Kackley, Sharon Gonzalez, all of Wichita, Jaunita Bosley, Fall River, Margaret Merz, Kingman, Sherry Upton, Wellington, Kathlene Ewald, Enid, Okla., Alice Eagerton, Florence, Ala.; brother, Sammie Bough, Pittsburg; 52 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial - Alzheimer's Unit-Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. Donations can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation - today from 5 - 9.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published March 23, 1998]

Letha R. Steen
Letha R. Steen, 52, Lawrence, formerly of Wellington, died Thursday.
Services - a private family service will be held at a later date.
Survivors - sons, Jay Steen, Zeb Steen, both of Lawrence; sisters, Catherine Sue Causer, Lawrence, Linda Weckworth, Topeka.
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.
[Published March 23, 1998]

Nathaniel Joseph Snow
WICHITA -- Nathaniel Joseph Snow, 16, of Wichita, died Saturday.
Graveside services -- Tuesday, 2 p.m., Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven.
Survivors -- Mother, Diane Snow of Nova Scotia; father, Gary Snow of Wichita; grandfather, Ralph Snow of Wichita; grandmothers, I. June Cage of Wichita and Grace Scott of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Mark D. Snow of Colorado Springs; sisters, Reine L. Dail of Columbia, Mo. and Janice D. Maloney of Colorado Springs; and stepbrothers, Jeffry D. Black of Wichita and Kevin M. Black of the U.S. Army.
Memorial -- Compassion International, in care of Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, Kan. 67152.
Visitation -- 5 to 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published March 30, 1998]

Alpha L. Jordan
DOUGLASS -- Alpha L. Jordan, 99, of Douglass, homemaker, died Sunday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Thursday, First Baptist Church in Douglass. Interment -- Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Survivors -- Sons, Ralph of Corbin and Lloyd of Wichita; daughter, Murial Nixon of Douglass; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- First Baptist Church, Douglass.
Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home, Douglass.
[Published March 31, 1998]


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