Miscellaneous Sumner County, Kansas Obituaries


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Dallis Marian Carter
Services for Dallis Marian Carter, who died Saturday, April 25, 1998, were held Wednesday, April 29, at the Frank Funeral Home. Bishop Rick Baldwin and the Rev. David L. Carter officiated.
The congregation sang "I Stand All Amazed," "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "Nearer My god To Thee." Jennifer Wolff was organist.
Casketbearers were Terry May, Curtis Carter, Jeff Duerr, Roger Lawrence, Bill Campbell and Norman Ricke. 
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Phillip Bernard Bell
Phillip Bernard Bell, 81, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at his home in Wellington after a lengthy illness. 
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church. Pastor David Carlson will officiate and the Rev. Chris Launer of Lee's Summit, Mo., will officiate.
Musical selections will be "How Great Thou Art" and "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by his nephew Joe Spellman, vocalist, and "Amazing Grace" and "Lane's Theme" by his granddaughter, Kimberly Ferguson, pianist.
Phil was born on march 4, 1917 in Wichita, to James B. and Mabel Russell Bell. The family later moved to Peabody, where he completed his high school education.
He married Harriet Lucile Dietrich on April 4, 1939 in Winfield. They moved to Wellington in 1947.
Phil worked as a watchmaker/jeweler for Jaggers Jewelry Store and Riley Jewelers for over 20 years. He then became a salesman for McDonald-Ate and retired from Les Jacobs Motors in 1980.
Phil was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellington. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Wellington Golf Club for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Harriet, of the home; three daughters, Marlene and Bob Hanson of Wellington, Leslie and Glen Dettmann of Garfield, Ark., and Barbara Ferguson of Wellington; one brother, James B. Bell Jr. of Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister, Bette Hamm of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Scott Johnson of Springfield, Mo., Julia Stone of Wellington, Corey Ferguson of Grove, Okla. and Kimberly Ferguson of Wellington; three great-grandchildren, Molly Stone, Lindsey Stone and Kallea Ferguson, all of Wellington; three nieces; three nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Mabel Bell.
A memorial fund has been established with Hospice. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may sign the book at the funeral home, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Phil was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He gave generouly of himself and his worldy goods to family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Charles William Langford
Services for Charles William Langford, who died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, were held Saturday, May 9, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley officiated.
Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "The Lord's Prayer," by soloist Jim Witte. Betty Pattrick, organist, played "My Way."
Ushers were Gary Day and Kenny Adams. Casketbearers were Jeff McGovern, Tom Starkey, Steve Glasgow, Jerry Kiser, Jerry Zoglmann and John Zoglmann.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

Cleda Baker
CALDWELL -- Cleda Baker, 62, owner of Cleda's Etc. shop, died Saturday.
Services -- were today, Assembly of God church, Caldwell. Interment -- Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors -- husband, Henry; sons, Edward and Joseph; daughter, Sulinda Fogle; and mother, Cleda Newland, all of Caldwell; brothers, Nolan Mercer of Caldwell and Fred Mercer Jr. of Sanford, Texas; sisters, Valeen Watson and Sally Phillips, both of Fritch, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Memorials -- American Cancer Society or CHS Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell. 
[Published May 11, 1998]

Teresa Lynn Wilson
EVEREST, Kan. -- Teresa Lynn Wilson, 29, of Everest, security guard at the Sac and Fox Casino and former certified nurses aid and therapist at the Tri-County Manor in Horton, died Saturday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Horton. Interment -- Horton Cemetery.
Survivors -- mother and stepfather, Nora (Caudill) and Gerald Statler of Everest; father, Gary Wilson of Maryland; brother, Steve Wilson of Horton; stepbrothers, Ronald Statler and Dennis Statler, both of Horton; and stepsister, Debbie Shaw of Horton.
Visitation -- 7 to 8 p.m., Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton.
Memorial -- Teresa Wilson Memorial Fund, in care of Dishon-Maple Chaney Mortuary, Horton, Kan. 66439.
[Published May 11, 1998]

Dorothy Pearl Hull
Dorothy Pearl Hull, 82, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. She was a lifelong Wellington resident.
She was born April 6, 1916 in Wellington, to Homer and Cora Lee (Taylor) Underwood. She married George "Melvin" Hull on June 10, 1951 in Wellington.
Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church and Phoenix Chapter No. 159 Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin on Dec. 14, 1996; one sister, Edith Eberle; and one brother, Donald.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Webster of Amarillo, Texas, and Kristena Ellis of Wellington; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services are at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Pastor John Stone, of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar View God Samaritan Center. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

L.M. "Sunny" Barth
L.M. "Sunny" Barth, 71, of Wichita, former Wellington resident, died today.
Services -- Pending in Wichita.
Survivors -- Include his mother, Oleta Barth of Wellington, and his sister, Freda Morphis of Seattle, Wash. 
[Published May 15, 1998]

Sue Jean Covacevich-Boys
WINFIELD -- Sue Jean (Hill) Covacevich-Boys, 93, retired techer, former Wellington resident, died Thursday. 
Services -- 2 p.m., Tuesday, in the garden at her home, 1302 E. 12th, Winfield. Interment -- Highland Cemetery, Winfield.
Survivors -- Daughter, Tersa Covacevich-Granza of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials -- Sue Jean covacevich-Boys Viusal Arts Scholarship from Winfield Arts and Humanity Council and the Mobile Van Fund of Cumbernauld Village.
Visitation -- 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, at her home.
Swisher-Taylor and Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.
[Published May 15, 1998]

Charles Hubert "Harry" Meadows
Charles Hubert "Harry" Meadows, 83, of Eureka, retired superintendent of the Greenwood County Road and Bridge Department and farmer, died Wednesday.
Services -- 11 a.m., Saturday, Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home in Eureka. Interment -- Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
Survivors -- Sons, Richard Meadows of Blue Springs, Mo., Clarence Meadows of York, Pa., Wayne Meadows of Brandon, Miss., and Charles H. Meadows Jr. of Eureka; daughter, Beth Seimears of Derby; stepsons, Larry Tomlinson of Eureak and Sam Tomlinson of Emporia; stepdaughter, Nancy Howell of Eureka; brothers, Albert Meadows of Eureka, Leonard and Edward Meadows, both of Elk City; sister, Neomia Wolfe of Yuma, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Medicalodge of Eureka Activity Fund. Contributions may be sent in care of Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home, Eureka.
[Published May 15, 1998]

Robert Leslie Ellis
AURORA, Colo. -- Robert Leslie Ellis, 41, of Aurora, structural engineer for Merrick and Co., died Sunday. 
Services -- were held Thursday, Chapel Hill Chapel. Interment -- Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Survivors -- Wife, Robin Suzzanne (Bruce) Ellis; parents, Les and Betty Ellis of Aurora; brother, Bert J. Ellis of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Nancy Hess of Westminster, Colo., Lori Collie of Abilene, Linda Thornton, Lisa Gilliland and Joy Ellis, all of Aurora.
Memorials -- Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, 1009 Grant Street, Denver, Colo.; Littleton Church of Christ, 6495 South Colorado Blvd., Littleton, Colo. 80121; or Colorado Christian Services, 4796 South Broadway, Suite 110, Englewood, Colo. 80110.
Chapel Hill Mortuary, Littleton, Colo.
[Published May 15, 1998]

Pearl Phillis Greeno
Pearl Phillis Greeno, 93, homemaker and cook, lifelong resident of Wellington, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center.
She was born Nov. 1, 1904 in Nordin, Okla. to Clyde and Addie (Southard) Beatty.
She married Harry J. Greeno on Nov. 14, 1928 in Wichita. He died Oct. 3, 1986.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include her sons, Everett and Bob, both of Wellington; daughter, Joanne Dillard of Wellington; sister, Helen Dawson of Wellington; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 22, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Sallie Shore, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Cedar View Good Samaritan Center.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

John M. Welsch
John M. Welsch, 78, retired farmer, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at the Blackwell Regional Hospital in Blackwell, Okla. He moved to Blackwell two years ago from Wellington.
He was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Portland, to Joseph and Rosie F. (Milton) Welsch.
He married Jewel B. Corbett on Oct. 19, 1957 in Long Beach, Calif.
He served in the Army in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jewel; and his sister.
Survivors include his wife, Alice, of the home in Blackwell; and his sister, Mary Hackney of Haysville. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 22, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven. Pastor Bill Riffee of the Messiah Baptist Church in Wichita will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Gideon Bible Society.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Woltje
Lewis Woltje, 84, of Wellington, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at his home.
Memorial services will be held at noon on Saturday, May 23, at Hawks Funeral Home. Pastor Christopher Fleet will officiate.
Private family inurnment will be held in Forrest Park Cemetery in Anthony.
A memorial fund has been established with Sumner County Home Health Care. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Lewis was born March 24, 1914 in Sumner County, the son of Dick and Maude Needles Woltje. He was raised in the Argonia area.
He had lived in the Wellington area for the past several years.
Survivors include three nieces, Jayneell Key of Wichita, Mary Berent of Alton and Patty, address unknown; and two nephews, Jay M. Sheldon III of Wier, Michael A. Sheldon of Cortez, Colo. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ana, who he married in Puerto Rico; one brother, Lloyd Woltje; and one sister, Lillie Maxine Shelton.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Harlan D. Barry
Harlan D. Barry, 79, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. 
He was a lifelong resident of Mayfield and was a retired dairy farmer and Equitable Insurance agent.
Harlan was born Jan. 9, 1919 in Mayfield, to Orville L. and Wavie (Goodrum) Barry. He married Doris Herrington on Jan. 1, 1940 in Oxford. She preceded him in death on June 14, 1991.
He married Dorothy Prather on Dec. 12, 1992 in Mayfield.
Harlan was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church and the Argonia Masonic Lodge.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; his son, Merlyn in December 1995; one brother, Velmar Barry; and one great-grandson, Kevin.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; one daughter, Janice Ross of Mayfield; one stepdaughter, Sherry Kline of Wellington; two stepsons, Harold F. Stocking of Wichita and Gary Stocking of Wellington; his brother, Gene Barry of Wellington; his sister, Novice Boatright of Conway Springs; four grandchildren, Rusty Barry of Ardmore, Okla., Jean Yates of Longview, Texas, Joan Kogle of Wellington and Jim Ross of Haiti; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Mayfield Federated Church. Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiated.
Musical selection was "The Old Rugged Cross" by Wanda Jeffries, soloist, and Berniece Myers, organist.
Ushers were Bob Yearout and Arlen Baumgartner.
Honorary casketbearers were Everett Heasty, Gene Heasty, Neel Lauterbach, Roy Stayton and Harry Gerberding. Casketbearers were Jarrod Kline, Daryl Heasty, Rob Kogle, Travis Jamerson, Terry Heasty and Leon Gerberding. 
Interment was in the Osborne Cemetery at Mayfield.
A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Federated Church. Donations may be made at the funeral home.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Jordan Black
William Jordan Black, infant son of Willie Black and Amy McDonald, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born on May 12, 1998 in Wellington.
In addition to his parents, Jordan is survived by his grandparents, Patricia DeBuhr of Wellington, Ron and Vickie McDonald of Wellington and Dennis and Wanda Adams of Grove, Okla.; great-grandparents, C.E. and Lucille McDonald of Belle Plaine, Harold and Maxine Creed of Wellington, George Ross of Sallisaw, Okla. and Jack Davis of Wellington.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Alfred Black.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Phil Wylie will officiate.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Tyson Brent Leighty
Tyson Brent Leighty, 18, Wellington, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, as the result of a drowning accident at the Wellington Lake.
Tyson was born on Dec. 17, 1979 in Wellington, the son of Oakla Sparks and Helen Clift Leighty. He attended Chapparal High School.
He had worked in Belle Plaine at Kansas Castings. He loved to go boating, fishing, ride bulls, hunt and ride go-carts.
Survivors include his father, Oakla Leighty of Caldwell; his mother, Helen Leighty of Wellington; two brothers, Sparks Leighty of Wellington and George Keys of Caldwell; three sisters, Becky Harrod, Christina Hodges and Dana Leighty, all of Wellington; aunts, Diane Dry, April Dry and Georgie Terry, all of Wellington, Rose Mary Zerger of Cheney, Neva McKeever of Seattle, Wash., Ramona Story of Canon City, Colo., Norma Nicholas of Wichita, Betty Walker of Denver, Colo. and Esther Davis of Belle Plaine; uncles Ricky Clift and Steve Clift of Wellington, Stephen Leighty, Tim Leighty and Jim Leighty of Caldwell; and his grandparents, Harold and Florence Headley of Wellington.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George A. Clift and Oakla and Ollie Leighty.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28, at the Hawks Funeral Home. Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesay from noon to 8:30 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home.
A fund has been established to assist the family with funeral expenses. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Gladys Faye Bockelman
WICHITA -- Gladys Faye Bockelman, 85, homemaker/retired day care provider, died Thursday.
Services -- were held today, Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita. Burial -- Lakeview Cemetery. 
Survivors -- Sons, Larry of Huntsville, Ala., and Roger of Wichita; daughters, Betty Schiebinger of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Jan Schmidt of Derby; sister, Merlena Searle of West Minister, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita.
Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.
[Published May 26, 1998]

William M. Gravette
ABILENE -- William M. Gravette, 54, recreation and parks director for the city of Abilene, former Wellington resident, died Sunday.
Services -- 1:30 p.m., Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Abilene. Burial -- Abilene Cemetery.
Survivors -- Wife, Peggy, of the home; daughters, Meg Gravette and Beth Gravette, both of Abilene; and sister, Nancy Gravette of Palm Desert, Calif.
Visitation -- 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene.
Memorial -- Abilene Parks and Recreation Memorial Fund. 
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene.
[Published May 26, 1998]

Jacqueline R. Howell
HAYSVILLE -- Jacqueline R. Howell, 49, died Friday.
Services -- were held today, Evangelical Free Church, Clearwater. Interment -- Conway Springs Cemetery. 
Survivors -- Mother, Lois Howell of Clearwater; sisters, Sue Cypert of Mesa, Ariz., Jerrilyn Howell of Houston, Texas, Jodie Jeck of Wichita, Judie Howell of Kansas City, Jonni Ferman of Wichita and Jenniffer Mercer of Conway Springs.
Memorials -- Victory in the Valley, Wichita, or the Ninnescah Manor, Clearwater.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. 
[Published May 26, 1998]

John Joseph Somer
OLATHE -- John Joseph Somer, 32, former Emporia resident, account executive at Lasergraphics in Lawrence, died May 18.
Services -- Were held May 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Emporia. Interment -- Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia.
Survivors -- Parents, John and Connie Somer of Emporia; and sisters, Anne Nelson and Joan Leslie, both of Chicago.
Memorial -- Hand-in-Hand Hospice, in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.
[Published May 26, 1998]

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