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Lester Eugene Jones
Lester Eugene Jones, 64, retired oil field worker, died Wednesday at his home in Wellington.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Wellington. Bishop Ricky Baldwin will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Arkansas City.
Friends may call today till 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born on October 8, 1933 in Wichita, the son of Alexis Clarence and Christina Olive Young Jones. He attended rural Winfield Schools. He married Pauline Baber on June 12, 1967 in Arkansas City.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; son, Dale Wood of Belle Plaine; daughters, Cindy Miller of California, Phila Storts of Belle Plaine, Rita Jones Quigley Johnson of Wamego, Linda Clinkingbeard Jones of Wellington; sister, Patsy Miller of Winfield; brothers, Gerald Jones of Winfield, Larry Jones of Newkirk, Okla.; fifteen grandchildren; one great-granchchild; five nieces and nine nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Randall Jones, Alexis Jones Quigley; Jerry Lynn Sheldon; and one brother, John Jones.
A memorial has been established with SCCS Home Health & Hospice, contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Hawks Funeral Home. 
[Published April 3, 1998]

Julian Martin Cornejo
Julian Martin Cornejo, 74, resident of Shattuck, Okla., for 42 years after moving from Wellington, died Saturday morning, April 4, 1998, at the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck.
He retired in 1983 from the Santa Fe Railroad, where he was a road master.
Cornejo was born July 23, 1923 in Wellington, to Julian and Nicasia (Martin) Cornejo. He married Mercedes Ybarra on Sept. 7, 1941 in Wellington.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Shattuck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Neives, Jesse and Joe; and one son, Stephen Cornejo.
Survivors include his wife, Mercedes, of the home; five sons, Alfonso Ybarra of Wichita, Robert Cornejo of Newton, Julian Cornejo of California, Gabriel Cornejo of Harman, Okla. and Marcello Cornejo of Woodward, Okla.; five daughters, Rose Miller of Wellington, Sara Carillo of Winfield, Marcellina Shaw of Shattuck, Rosalee Bueno of Spearman, Texas and Sonja Weiss of Sunnyvalle, Calif.; two brothers, Tony of Wellington and Dario of Wichita; a sister, Enidina Olivas of South Haven; 38 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 6, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Andrew J. Seiler will officiate both services.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

I. June Cage
I. June Cage, 80, homemaker and retired Boeing file clerk, died Saturday morning, April 4, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph campus in Wichita. 
She was a resident of Wichita for 33 years, moving from Mulvane. She was raised in South Haven.
June was born June 28, 1917 in South Haven, to Lloyd and Amy (Carson) McClaskey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; three sister; one grandson; and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her sons, Gary Snow and Bryan Snow, both of Wichita, Jim Snow of McPherson and David Snow of Andover; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held today, Monday, April 6, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Sallie Shore, of the First Christian Church, officiated.
Musical selection was "Amazing Grace" by Phil Wylie, soloist.
Casketbearers were Scott Snow, Mike Snow, Mark Snow, Colby Snow, Todd Snow and Luke Snow.
Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven.
Musical selection at the graveside services was "Supper Time," by Wylie.
A memorial has been established with Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph campus, 5E Oncology Unit. Donations may be made in care of the funeral home.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luther F. Shetlar
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Luther F. Shetlar, 82, of 1381 W. 80th Avenue North, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born April 21, 1915 at Conway Springs, to Harry Luther Shetlar and Minnie A. Francis Shetler. He was reared southeast of Conway Springs and attended the Hawley Hill Rural School. He attended Conway Springs High School and graduated with the class of 1932.
Luther was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Taylor on May 16, 1937 at Wichita. They made their home southwest of Conway Springs following their marriage.
Luther was associated with his father in Grade A milk production and the management of 40 acres of apple trees. Together, they started a dairy and registered Holstein business that was soon expanded to a successful dairy for the next 50 years. He retired in April 1990.
Luther was a life member of the United Methodist Church, Conway Springs, and served as a trustee and steward. He served as a board member of the Hawley Hill School, the Creek Township Board and was on the board of the Co-op at Conway Springs.
He was a 25-year leader in dairy for the Malaby 4-H Club, served several terms on the Sumner County Extension Council, was past president of the Sumner-Sedgwick County DHIA, before its separation, and as a board member for Sumner County DHIA.
The past few years, Luther spent much time with milk marketing. He was a board member for Southwest Milk Producers Association and served on the Associated Milk Producers Board as a regional board member.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two stepbrothers, Earl and Edward Veninga.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Shetlar, of the home; two sons, Dr. Martin Shetlar of San Anselmo, Calif., Dr. James Shetlar of Frankenmuth, Mich.; one daughter, Anne Rush of Conway Springs; three half brothers, Harry Shetlar of Winfield, Richard Shetlar of Richland, Wash., and Paul Shetlar of Wichita; one stepsister, Fern Graybill of Lincoln, Neb.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, from the United Methodist Church, Conway Springs, with Pastor Lorna Gotchall Tovrea officiating. Interment will be in Conway Springs Cemetery, Conway Springs.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the United Methodist Church.

Theodore A. Neises
Theodore A. Neises, 70, died Thursday, April 14, 1998, at his home in Belle Plaine.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Father Frances Cox presided.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 17, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Celebrants were Father Michael Nolan, Father Steven Tahpwa, Father Francis Cox and Father David Linnebur.
Dorothy Groene was organist and Sharon Short was song leader.
Casketbearers were Michael Neises, Alfred Neises, Albert Neises, Lawrence Neises, John Neises and John Ellenz.
A memorial has been established with Harbor House of Wichita. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Theodore was born on April 25, 1927 in Wichita, the son of John M. and Ernestine Schvienker Neises. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, stationed in Germany.
He married Bernice Freund on Aug. 25, 1954 in Colwich.
He was a retired farmer, living in the Oxford and Belle Plaine area for many years. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield and the Dan C. Matson V.F.W. Post in Wellington.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, of the home; five sons, Michael Neises of Belle Plaine, Alfred Albert and Lawrence Neises, all of Oxford, and John Neises of Wellington; six daughters, Margaret Rippe of Arkansas City, Janice Cartwright and Elaine Ellenz, both of Olathe, Kathleen Widener of Wichita, Lois Linnebur of Conway Springs and Annette Maurer of Udall; his mother, Ernestine Neises of Belle Plaine; three brothers, John Neises Jr. of Geuda Springs, Jim Neises of Belle Plaine and Ed Neises of Wellington; seven sisters, Louise Hoffman of Hope, Clara Zimmerman of Wellington, Helen Conklin of Argonia, Betty Smith of Scranton, Patricia Neises and Beverly Scobee, both of Belle Plaine, and Vivian Ward of Topeka; 31 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Albert Neises.
Arrangements were by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Joni Darlene Lauterbach-Walton
Joni Darlene Lauterbach-Walton, former Mayfield resident, died at her home in Sallisaw, OK, Wednesday, April 15, 1998. She was born October 2, 1954 in Meade, KS, the daughter of Neel and Dorothy (Morrell) Lauterbach.
Joni was a Registered Nurse and enjoyed every aspect of her work. She specialized in the critical care of newborn infants working i nObstetrics and delivery. A large part of her job was accompanying newborn infants as they were rushed from several smaller hospitals in Oklahoma to larger facilities in Tulsa. Joni loved working with the elderly as well as the newborn babies. She helped to welcome many babies into this world with open arms and helped to fill the last moments of life for many of her elderly patients with love and compassion.
Bill Walton and Joni Lauterbach were married August 4, 1995, at Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a member of the Wellington Church of Christ. Joni graduated from Wellington High School with the class of 1972. During her high school years she was active in Drama and Music activities.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Oscar and Beulah Morrell and C.A. and Daisy Lauterbach.
She is survived bye her husband, Bill Walton of the home in Sallisaw, three daughters, Carley Meaders of Wellington, Jessica Tuten and husband, Trevor, of Tulsa, OK., and Amy Kearney and husband Arthur Kearney III, and one grandson Jacob Neel Tuten; her parents, Neel and Dorothy Lauterbach of Mayfield, and one brother James L. Lauterbach of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Services will be held Monday, April 20, 1998 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Christ with Stanten Sikes officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne cemetery in Mayfield, KS.
A memorial has been established with the Shrine Hospital for Children. Memorial donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-9 p.m. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond J. Heyen
Raymond J. Heyen, 93, passed away April 15, 1998. Born September 17, 1904 at Chester, Oklahoma, the son of Jake and Mary Mollett Heyen. He has been a resident of Wellington since 1970. He married Emma M. Heyen June 14, 1948. Ray is remembered for his neighborly generosity, his large garden and the many waterwells that he witched in Sumner County.
Ray owned and operated a fleet of 50 taxicabs in Enid and then Ponca City from 1929 to 1933. He later hauled cattle from his farm in Excelsior Springs, Arkansas to Kansas City. After selling this business he drove buses for Continental Trailways until 1948.
It was in 1948, that Ray and his wife Emma moved to Folsom, New Mexico where they operated a cattle ranch on the Cimmaron River. Ray and his wife retired in 1970 and moved to Wellington.
He was active in the local Masonic Lodge attaining Master and actively supported the Eastern Star. He was a 50 year Mason in the Blue Lodge starting in Joplin, 50 year Mason in the Wichita council of Kansas York Rite and received the honorary Grand Cross of the Order of Rainbow for distinguished service and a Life Member of Past Commanders of Knight Templar.
Ray was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Preceding him in death besides his wife and parents, were sisters Lottie Whetstone, Wellington and Rosa Rankin; brothers, Henry and Clayton.
Survivors include his step-daughter, Arlene Schultz, Wellington, and step-son Sanford Little, Hoisington. Grandchildren are Luan McDonald, Jonet Kerr, Sanford Little II, John Little, Rhonda Beth Little and eight great grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church, Wellington.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Stewart officiating. Interment will be at Sumner Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be 9-9 on Friday. 
Frank Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Raymond J. Heyen
Services for Raymond J. Heyen, who died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, were held Saturday, April 18, at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Larry Stewart officiated.
Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Lord's Prayer." Dennis and Sandy Pettigrew sang the duet. Organist was Donnis Whaley.
Ushers were LeRoy Klima, Dean Eklund and Francis Carr.
Casketbearers were Karl Kerr, Jay Kerr, Sanford Little II, Aaron Little, Chris Little and Clint Little.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ann L. (Whitten) Krumrey Pruitt
Ann L. (Whitten) Krumrey Pruitt, 83, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. 
She was a retired school teacher and taught in several Sumner County schools, including the Wellington Junior High special education department. She is a former resident of Wellington, having moved to Mulvane in 1983.
Ann was born March 28, 1915 in the Perth area, to Frank M. and Lora (Cooper) Whitten. She married Donald Pruitt on June 23, 1978 in Wellington.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. 
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harold Krumrey; one daughter; and two brothers. 
Survivors include her husband, Donald Pruitt of Mulvane; her granddaughters, Tamara Brown and Shari Wallace; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Amanda Brown, Sydney Dzurny and Christian Dzurny; one nephew, Roger Whitten of Oklahoma City; a brother, Frank Whitten of Enid, Okla.; and two sisters, Inez Krumrey and Estel Whitten, both of Joplin, Mo.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 23, at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington, Pastor Jack Waterman of Immanuel Baptist Church, will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will remain closed.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Nation
Mary A. Nation, 82, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at her home in Wellington. She was the owner of the Siesta Motel and had been a Wellington resident most of her life. 
She was born Sept. 21, 1915 in Shattuck, Okla., to Arthur A. and Grace Mae (Booth) Kearns. 
She married Erwin Davis "Ed" Nation. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1960.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant son; one infant grandson; three sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Kimple and Sue Kiker, both of Wellington; two brothers, Albert Kearns of Simi Valley, Calif. and Kenneth Kearns of Pasadena, Texas; two sisters, Pauline Chaney of Wellington and Inez Cooper of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Ralph Kiker III, Marty Kiker, Ed Kiker, Shannon Smith, Brenda Holt, Kevin Lawrence and Melissa Palecki; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. The Rev. Randy Abbey, of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Memorials have been established with the Sumner County Home Health Agency and the American Cancer Society. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Gardner
Darlene Gardner, 56, homemaker, of Belle Plaine, former Wellington resident, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis campus in Wichita.
She was born Oct. 24, 1941 in Hinton, Okla. She married Ron Gardner on Aug. 7, 1987 in Wichita.
Survivors include her husband, Ron, of the home in Belle Plaine; her sons, Bill Plummer of Ponca City, Okla. and Harold D. Plummer of Arkansas City; her daughters, Carol Hoag and Eugenia Miller, both of Oxford; and eight grandchildren.
Private family services will be held. 
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosemary Andra
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Rosemary Andra, 86, homemaker, died Thursday.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary -- 7, this evening, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs. Mass of the Christian Burial -- 10:30 a.m., Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment -- St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs.
Survivors -- Sons, Kenneth Andra and Randall Andra, both of Conway Springs; daughters, Mary Ann Conrady of Sedgwick, Lillian Thurston of Wichita and Barbara Clark of Topeka; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- St. Joseph Catholic Church Endowment.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. 
[Published April 24, 1998]

Margaret Clarkson
WICHITA -- Margaret Clarkson, 77, retired legal secretary and bookkeeper, partner and owner of Clarkson, Goering and Silver law firm, died Tuesday.
Services -- were held today, Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita.
Survivors -- Sister, Mildred Sperry of St. Francis.
Resthaven, Wichita.
Lynette L. Logsdon
[Published April 24, 1998]

CHERRYVALE -- Lynette L. (Carter) Logsdon, 76, of Cherryvale, former Wellington and Argonia resident, retired employee of Fred Ronald's Manufacturing Plant at Parsons, died Tuesday.
Graveside services -- 10 a.m., Saturday, Moline Cemetery. 
Survivors -- Daughters, Madeline Gawthrop of Pampa, Texas; sons, Roger of Gainesville, Fla., and Gale of Cherryvale; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brothers, Glen Carter of Kent, Wash.
Memorial -- Foundation for the Blind, in care of Potts Chapel, P.O. Box 801, Independence, Kan. 67301. 
Visitation -- After 9:30 a.m., Saturday, until time of services.
Potts Chapel, Cherryvale.
[Published April 24, 1998]

Glenn A. Kloefkorn
Glenn A. Kloefkorn, 77, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Glenn was a retired wheat farmer and an avid gun trader. He was a lifelong resident of Sumner County.
He was born July 31, 1920 in the Caldwell area to Martin and Josephine (Collins) Kloefkorn. He married Eileen Haskins on Aug. 16, 1941 in Braman, Okla.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Farm Bureau.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Maurice, Dean and his twin infant brothers, Basil and Max Kloefkorn.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen, of the home; his daughter, Dixie Lee Weers of Louisburg; his two grandchildren, Ryan Weers and heather Weers, both of Louisburg; his two brothers, Marvin of Caldwell and Merle of Tuscon, Ariz.; two sisters, Wanda Biggs of Edgemont, Ark. and Imogene Hilton of Wichita; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m., the morning of Monday, April 27, at the Corbin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Stetz presided and was assisted by Pastor Judee Ramsey.
A memorial fund has been established witht he American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left with the mortuary.
Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art," sung by Orie Love and 'In The Garden," sung by Kathy Gann. The organist was Rhonda Mock.
Arrangements were provided by Elliott-Schaffer Mortuary of Caldwell.
Glenn was a loving husband, a greatly loved father and a wonderful grandfather. He will be greatly missed by many.

Kenneth Darrell Coon
Kenneth Darrell Coon, 69, of Raton, N.M., former resident of Argonia and LaJunta, Colo., died April 16. 
Services -- Were held April 20 at Calvary Baptist Church, Raton.
Survivors -- Wife, Darlene, of the home; children, Kelly D. Coon, of Raton, Darrell Coon, Debra Kile, Mary Williams and Janet Cole, all of Amarillo, Texas, Ricky Coon of Wichita, and Nancy Clymer of Edmond, Okla.; stepchildren, Sherry L. Martinez of Raton, Darla Lynn Colopy of Enid, Okla. and Terry Wayne Gwyn of Swink, Colo.; brother, Bob Coon; sisters, Dorothy Drummond, Margaret Smith and Connie Shaw, all of Wichita, and Wanda Lee Herrin, Kay Alton and Carolyn Jones of Wellington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beryl Dean Herrington
Beryl Dean Herrington, 75, of Wellington, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis campus in Wichita.
He had been a Wellington resident since 1948, moving from Clovis, N.M. He worked for the Santa Fe railroad from 1942-49, then he went to work for Welco. He retired in 1989 as a supervisor in the tool crib.
Beryl was born April 29, 1922 in Wellington, to Clyde and Marie (Bogle) Herrington. He married Helen Jane Utterback on Feb. 10, 1948 in Wellington.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Melvin; and one sister, Doris Barry.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home; his sons, Dewey Gene Herrington of Chicago, Ill. and Beryl David Herrington of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sister, Marjorie Blackmore of Wellington; one grandson, Dr. Sean Herrington; five stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Pastor Sallie Shore, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags. Donations may be left at the funeral home. 
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 this evening and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dallis Marian Carter
Dallis Marian Carter, 71, died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at her home in Wellington. 
She was a Wellington resident most of her life and was a bulldog breeder and the former owner of Hobo Bulldog Kennell.
Dallis was born May 9, 1926 in Wellington to Pete and Georgia (Lincoln) Gerhardt. She graduated from Wellington High School.
She married Carol Dean "C.D." Carter on April 4, 1948 in Wellington. The couple got their first bulldog in 1957 and shared their love of exhibiting and breeding bulldogs.
He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1987. 
Dallis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bulldog Club of Oklahoma City, Bulldog Club of America, founding member of the South Central Kansas Kennel Club and Bulldog Club Division 6.
Survivors include her son, Kelly D. Carter, and daughter-in-law, Nancy, of Wellington; her daughter, Randie L. Carter of Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren, Laura Carter of Pahrump, Nev. and Miles Carter of Wellington; and two stepgrandchildren, Amanda Sylvester of Wellington and Dustin Sylvester of Clay Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the Frank Funeral Home. Bishop Rick Baldwin, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will officiate. 
Interment will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening. The casket will remain closed.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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