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Zenith Iva Kinyon
Services for Zenith Iva Kinyon, who died Thursday, June 4, 1998, were held Monday, June 8, at the Hawk Funeral Home. The Rev. Dane Massey officiated.
Special musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beulah Land." Zoe Marie Head was organist and Bert Neff was soloist.
Casketbearers were Roger McNett, Gary Theurer, Don Humbert, Wayne Wagoner, Bob Headley and Larry McNett.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home.

Merle "Rip" VanWinkle
ARGONIA -- Merle "Rip" VanWinkle, 80, retired auctioneer and custom harvester, died Monday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Thursday, Argonia Wesleyan Church. Burial -- Argonia Cemetery.
Survivors -- Daughter, Anita Huntley of Salina; and two grandchildren.
Memorial -- Argonia Wesleyan Church.
Visitation -- Until 6 p.m. this evening and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Argonia Mortuary.
Argonia Mortuary.
[Published June 9, 1998]

Helen A. Thomas
Helen A. Thomas, 83, homemaker, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center. she was a lifetime resident of Sumner County.
Helen was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Wellington, to Harry E. and Pearl (Wood) Trekell. She married Homer W. Thomas on June 1, 1939 in Belle Plaine.
Homer died May 10, 1997.
Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Inter Nos Study Club and Ruth Circle of the First United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one infant sister.
Survivors include her son, Lloyd of Wellington; two daughters, Jeanette Conner of Houston, Texas, and Bernice Thompson of Great Bend; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. The Rev. Nel Holmes will officiated.
Interment will be in the Austin Cemetery at Anson.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church. Donations may be made at the funeral home.
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.

Ruby Lorraine Van Huss
Memorial services for Ruby Lorraine Van Huss, who died Sunday, May 31, 1998, were held Tuesday, June 9, at the Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy Abbey, of the First United Methodist Church of Wellington, officiated.
Musical selections were "Peace In The Valley" and "How Great Thou Art."
Interment was in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens of Cedar Hill, Mo.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles "Rowdy" Burns
CALDWELL -- Charles "Rowdy" Burns, 76, parts manager for a farm implement dealer, died Tuesday.
Memorial graveside services -- 2 p.m., Friday, Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors -- Wife, Marilyn of Caldwell; son, Bob, of Caldwell; daughter, Rosa Beth Gibson of Steilacoom, Wash.; and sisters, Lois Gile of Wichita and Doris Broden of Caldwell.
Memorials -- CHS Alumni Scholarship Fund or American Lung Association.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.
[Published June 10, 1998]

Helen Beatrice Freeman
Services for Helen Beatrice Freeman, who died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, were held Saturday, June 13, at the Church of Christ. Mr. Stanten Sikes officiated.
The congregation sang "Each Step I Take" and "A Hill Called Mt. Calvary." Song leader was Lestle Hollingsworth.
Ushers were Lawrence Cole and Raymond Crittenden.
Honorary casketbearers were Lucylle Kerbs, Gladys McCoy, Ruth Hatton, Wanda Baucom, Ella Mae Watson and Dorothy Crisler. Casketbearers were Billy Mott, Seth Mott, Tom Edwards, Richard Edwards, Curtis Edwards and Ricky Edwards.
Interment was in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Aloah A. Quintana
BELLE PLAINE -- Aloah A. Quintana, 74, retired waitress, died Sunday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Wednesday, Elliott Funeral Home, Harper. Interment -- Harper Cemetery.
Survivors -- Sons, Richard Troyer of Clintwood, Va., Ron Troyer and Ed Troyer, both of Harper, Scott Hill Coscrove of Pochsset, Okla., Dan Hill of El Dorado, Kevin Hill Mackey of Hico, Texas and Paul Matthew Hill of Hill City, Fla.; daughters, Sondra Troyer of Winfield and Denise Detwiler of Wichita; sister, Mildred Hendricks of Haviland; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Danville.
Elliott Funeral Home, Harper.
[Published June 15, 1998]

Sharon Smith
OXFORD -- Sharon (Mrs. Ray) Smith, 40, Oxford, died Saturday.
Services -- 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Hillside Baptist Church, Wellington. Interment -- Oxford Cemetery.
Visitation -- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.
A complete obituary will be in a future edition of the paper.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.
[Published June 15, 1998]

Alvin Lee Dawson
Alvin Lee Dawson, 69, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at his home in Wellington. He was a lifelong Wellington resident and a retired Santa Fe trainman and conductor.
He was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Mayfield, to Benjamin and Helen (Beatty) Dawson. He married Colletta Curtis on June 5, 1949 in Raton, N.M.
Alvin was a member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Sons of the American Legion and was a life member of the B.P.O.E. No. 1167.
Survivors include his wie, Colletta, of the home; his daughters, Renea Leahy and her husband, Donald, of Wichita, and Lannie Dawson of Minneapolis, Minn.; his mother, Helen Dawson of Wellington; his sisters, Verna Stewart and Mildred Prather, both of Wellington; two grandchildren, Stephanie Leibengood and her husband, Bill, of Prairie Village, and Jeff Leahy of Wichita; and one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Renea Leibengood.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley will officiate.
Interment will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the St. Francis Cardiac Transplant Program. 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.

Gale Lloyd McCort
Gale Lloyd McCort, 63, insurance agent, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Wellington, died Tuesday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Friday, Frank Funeral Home.
Survivors -- son, Gale L. McCort Jr. of Bonita Springs, Fla.; daughters, Deborah Kellam of Lincoln and Dawnella Hudec of Cocoa, Fla.; brother, Leonard McCort of Albany, Ga.; sisters, Mildred Hainsworth of Wellington and Doris Park sof Derby; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial -- American Diabetes Association or American Kidney Foundation. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Visitation -- 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, and until service time on Friday.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published June 17, 1998]

Kenneth J. Hadden
Kenneth J. Hadden, 54, South Haven, passed away Saturday, June 20, 1998.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven. Pastor Tony Horsley will officiate.
Kenneth was born on March 12, 1944 on a farm north of Drury, the son of Leon and Rosie Daniels Hadden. He attended school in South Haven and started working on farms at an early age.
In his late teens, Kenneth began farming the land he later purchased from his father-in-law. He married Judy Buresh on June 5, 1964 at the Christian Church in South Haven.
He worked in the oil industry for many years and also had a backhoe and trenching business. Kenneth was a hard worker and could achieve whatever he attempted.
His leisure time was spent working on cars and helping family members, friends and neighbors.
Kenneth was a member of the First Christian Church in South Haven.
Survivors inlcude his wife, Judy, of the home; three daughters, Pamela Gregorcyk of Winfield, Brenda Parks-Harris of South Haven and Jennifer Hadden of Wellington; one son, Clint Hadden of South Haven; two grandchildren, Haley Parks and Monica Harris; two brothers, Ail Daniel and Roy Hadden; four sisters, Nellie Davis of Bellflower, Calif., Edna Allen of Lahoma, Okla., Grace Kraus of Manahawkin, N.J., and Julia Brown of Midwest City, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Daniel, Jack Hadden, Clyde Hadden, Seymore Hadden and Lee Hadden.
Friends may sign the book at the funeral home until 8 this evening.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Vera Geraldine Brown
Vera G. Brown, 94, homemaker, of Wellington, died early Monday morning, Jan. 24, 2000, at Wellington Place.
She was born Dec. 3, 1905 in Harper County, Okla., the daughter of John and Clara Crow Gorsage. She was united in marriage to Harry Brown, who precedes her in death.
Vera was associated with the First Christian Church for the past 10 years. She participated in the Bible study at the Wheat Capital Manor for many years.
Vera loved to crochet. She was noted for her cooking and baking, especially baking those pecan pies that her family and friends loved.
She was known as Aunt Vera to everyone who knew her. She is going to be greatly missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Estel Gorsage; and sisters, Rose Baker, Marie Little, Carrie Smith, Edith Watkins and Fern Soderberg.
Survivors include her nephews, Rex Smith and his wife, Marilyn, of Albuquerque, N.M., Conn Smith Jr. and his wife, Marge, of Wichita, Jack Watkins and his wife, Carolyn, of Wichita, and Estel Gorsage Jr. of Wichita; nieces, Beverly Ridder and her husband, Bob, of Springfield, Mo., Shirley Gahman of Wichita, Denise Owen and her husband, Richard, of Wichita, Debra Parks and her husband, Jerry, of Wellington, Valverta Webster of Wichita, Dorothy Cleghorn of Rifle, Colo., and Genevee Albury of Texas; numerous great-nephews and nieces and numerous great-great-nephews and nieces.
Graveside services for Vera will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Wichita Park Cemetery, 2500 N. Hillside, Wichita. The Rev. Kendale Finley, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27.
Memorials have been established in her name and loving memory with Wellington Place, 114 W. South Street, Wellington, Kan. 67152, or Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita, Kan. 67201-3267 or Wheat Capitol Manor, 400 S. C, Wellington, Kan. 67152.
Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.

Orie White Cleous
Orie White Cleous, 82, Wellington, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis Campus in Wichita, Kan.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Pastor Marvin Ewertt officiated and the Rev. Quentin Bennett assisted.
Special musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "In The Garden." Skeet Sirmons was vocalist.
The congregation sang "Hymn Of Praise." Cleta Winkleman, organist, played "Red River Valley."
Honorary casketbearers were Ralph Tracy, Cody Winkleman, Aaron Keller, Willis Olinger, David Keller and Jimmy Ryker.
Private family inurnment was held at the Argonia Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Odd Fellows Eye Bank of Kansas University, the Argonia and Western Sumner County Historical Society, the Sumner County Historical Society and the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Orie was born on June 28, 1917, near Danville, Kan., the son of Odell Jackson and Edna Laura White Cleous. He attended the rural Lone Star Country School and helped on the family farm, which his grandparents had homesteaded in 1876.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 29, 1941, becoming an Army medic and later a medic with the Army-Air Corps in England, being discharged on Oct. 7, 1945.
He married Mary Eleanor Hanson on Sept. 5, 1947, at the Argonia Methodist Church. They continued to live on the home place, raising Milking Shorthorn Cattle, wheat and alfalfa.
They retired from farming and moved to Wellington from the Danville area in 1971, after which Orie worked in several machine shops in Wellington.
He joined the Odd Fellows Lodge in 1936 and was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Augusta. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wellington, the Argonia and Western Sumner County Historical Society and the Sumner County Historical Society.
He had also been very active in the senior citizen program in Wellington. He was also a member of the Barb Wire and Brick Collectors in Wichita.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, of Cedar View Good Samaritan Center, where she has lived since 1990; one son, Dan Cleous and his wife, Sharon, of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Teresa Keller of Topeka, Kan., and Cleta Winkleman and her husband, Charles, of Andover, Kan.; one sister, Opal Mott of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Chris Shaffner, Danny Cleous, David Keller, Aaron Keller, Emily Winkleman, Cody Winkleman and Heather Cleous; and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Gladys.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Roger L. Stallbaumer Sr.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Vigil services for Roger L. Stallbaumer Sr., who died Saturday, June 3, 2000, were held Monday, June 5. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 6.
Both were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The Rev. Andrew J. Seiler officiated.
At the Rosary and Vigil services, the Spanish Choir, accompanied by Annette Linnebur, sang "Adio's" and "Reina Del Cielo." Special prerecorded music of "How Great Thou Art" and "Going Home" was sung by Roger L. Stallbaumer Sr.
At the Mass, special music was "How Great Thou Art," "Hail Mary Gentle Woman," "Here I Am Lord" and "Amazing Grace." Organist was Hankie Holefelder and song leader was Sharon Short.
Ushers were Gordon Robare, Jeff Davis, Jeff Deschaine, Marty Guthrie and J.P. Buellesfeld.
Casketbearers were Nate Cornejo, Frank Cornejo, Jesse Cornejo, Gina Cornejo, Misty Barnum, Michelle Waller, Mandy Simpson, Jason Chilson, Josh Chilson and Wes Warnock.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home.

Jana Sue Troutman
Jana Sue Troutman, 54, of Wellington, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. She was the former motel operator of the Troutman Motel.
Jana was born on April 12, 1946, in Wellington, to Glen E. and Jaunita F. (Tracy) Troutman. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1964.
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. She enjoyed music and played the piano.
She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Troutman, in 1985.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Jaunita and Olen Gerdes of Wellington; her brothers, Merlin Troutman and Donald Troutman, both of Wellington, and Richard Troutman of Wichita; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the First Southern Baptist Church. Pastor Phil Wylie will officiate.
Interment will be in the Sumner Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the Sumner County Mental Health Center. Donations may be made at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Cowell
CALDWELL - Lawrence Cowell, 78, of Deer Trail, Colo., formerly of Caldwell, farmer/stockman, died Tuesday.
Services - 2 p.m., Saturday, Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell. Interment - Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors - Wife, Pauline, of the home; sons, Donald and Gregory, both of Deer Trail; daughters, Sheri Parsons of Aurora, Colo., and Carol Parsetich of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Retha Barber of South Haven, Elma Arterburn of Caldwell, Edna Van Voast of De Queen, Ark., Alice Bishop of Lawton, Okla., Mable Pettigrew of Wellington and Vivian Hollis of Caldwell; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial - Caldwell City Cemetery.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell

C. Aubrey Isaacs
C. Aubrey Isaacs, 84, of Wellington, died early Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, 2001, at Riverview Manor in Oxford, Kan.
He had worked 34 years for the Rodeo Meat Company and the John Morrell Meat Company.
Aubrey was born the son of Charles E. Isaacs and Wanda A. Cochran Isaacs on Aug. 8, 1916, in Council Grove, Kan. On June 21, 1941, he and Betty M. Roady were united in marriage in Ponca City, Okla. They were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this summer.
Aubrey was an accomplished musician and began playing as a young boy. He played first chair cello throughout high school and at the University of Oklahoma he played in the University Symphonic Orchestra.
He also played in the University String Quartet and String Ensemble. The year he was a senior at Ponca City High School, where he graduated, he went to Madison, Wisc., and placed first in a national contest. He was featured in Etude magazine.
He was given by God the ability to accept frail health and whatever life brought with a sweet and gentle spirit. He loved his God, his church and his family. Aubrey was a lover of nature, especially flowers and birds.
He loved O.U. and the Oklahoma Sooners. He was just as loyal when they were failing as when they became No. 1.
He was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Amalgated Meat Cutter and Butcher Workmen of America.
Aubrey is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raleigh Isaacs and Herbert Isaacs; sisters, Thelma Harper and Mary Isaacs; and a great-granddaughter, Emily May Foster.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; sons, Willard Isaacs and his wife, Bonnie, of Wellington, Kan., and Charles Isaacs and his wife, Jolene, of Republic, Mo.; brother, Walter Isaacs and his wife, Wilma, of Carrolton, Texas; sisters, Genevieve Mullins and her husband, Ernest, of Red Rock, Okla., Bernice Mullins and her husband, Harold, of Red Rock, Okla., Marlene Briscoe and her husband, Paul, of Bethany, Okla., and Mildred Fahrner and her husband, Arthur, of Sand Springs, Okla.; grandchildren, Charles "Eddie" Isaacs and his wife, Glendola, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dena Guthrie and her husband, Marty, of Wellington, Kan., Julie McCarty and her husband, Morgan of Bolivar, Mo., Tim Isaacs and his wife, Robyn, of Wellington, Kan., and Jennifer Foster and her husband, Todd, of Wellington, Kan.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Aubrey will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2001, in the chapel of the Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington. Steve Atchley, J Young and Virgil McCreary will officiate.
Interment will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2001.
A memorial has been established in his name and loving memory with Candy Cane City, c/o Wellington City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, Kan. 67152. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.

Clarence C. Weber
Clarence C. Weber, 90, of Wellington, retired farmer, auto mechanic and carpenter, died Sunday.
Graveside services -- 2 p.m., Wednesday, Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield.
Survivors -- Sons, Loren A. Weber of Wellington, O. Gene Weber and Kenneth Ray Weber, both of Hazelton, Richard F. Weber of Cozad, Neb., and Donald J. Weber of Grand Island, Neb.; daughters, Christine D. Weber of Shelby, Neb., Marla Y. Stangl and Margaret R. Lattimer, both of Blackwell, Okla., Beverly Ruth Stangl, Mary Ann Barnholtz and Martha L. Tracy, all of Wellington, Linda R. Weber of Winfield, Kathy Marie Weber of Louisiana, Opal Irene McCord of Goddard and Norma Elaine Linder of Hazelton; sisters, Rachel Sorenson of Grand Island, Neb., Emma Wilson of Eugene, Ore., Alta Johnson of Alliance, Ohio and Fredricka Winder of Stapleton, Neb.; 75 grandchildren; 150 great-grandchildrne; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Donations may be given to the family to help defray the funeral expenses.

Frank E. Baker
Services for Frank E. Baker, who died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, were held Thursday, Dec. 27, at the First Christian Church, Wellington. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley officiated.
Dan Jones sang "The Lord's Prayer." Donnis Whaley was the organist.
Recorded music of "Christmas in Dixie" by Alabama was played.
Ushers were Jerry Parks and Charles Glenn. Honorary casketbearers were the Boy Scout Troop No. 304.
Casketbearers were Tim Williams, Joe Cochran, Lee Cochran, Brian Cochran, Charles Staley, John W. Baker and Jerry W. Baker.
Full military honors were conducted by the United States Army, Fort Riley, Kan.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.
Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Wellington.

Raymond Jesse Ecton
Raymond Jesse Ecton, 74, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
He had lived in Wellington for the past 16 years, moving here from Urvan, Colo. He was a retired powerhouse operator with Union Carbide.
Raymond was born on March 21, 1927 at Fredonia, Kan., to Lewis W. and Isa J. (Mallonee) Ecton. He married Evelyn Simon on June 5, 1945 at Grand Junction, Colo.
He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He loved to fish and go camping with his family.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Willis; and one grandchild, Glen Riley.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of Wellington; his son, Gary Lee Ecton and his wife, Helen, of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Sherry R. Nichols and Brenda D. Collier and her husband Pierce, all of Wellington; two brothers, Vernon Ecton and his wife, Louise, of Augusta, Kan., and Larry Ecton and his wife, Nancy, of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Wanda Cunningham and Jean Robb and her husband, Morris, all of Tucson; five grandchildren, Karen Riley Hensley and her husband, Robbie, Bryen L. Nichols and his wife, Jackie, Franklin R. Nichols, Janafer Weems and her husband, Wayne, and Sarah Jo Collier; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Hensley, Jonathan Hensley, Elijah Nichols, Mary Nichols, Benjamin Nichols, Lynnaya LaSavio, Sean LaSavio and Keilani LaSavio; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Pat Prince will officiate.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the Frank Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, is in charge of arrangements.

John "Hondo" Henderson
John "Hondo" Henderson, 50, of Wichita, formerly of the Burden-Winfield, Kan., area, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at his home. John had been battling cancer and prayed to win.
John "Hondo" Henderson was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Winfield to Ralph Henderson and Neva (Stuber) Henderson. He was raised at Burden on the family farm-ranch. John graduated from Burden High School and Wichita University as a music master.
John was a renown musician for his complete knowledge and sound of music. He was well known for his music, singing and bass playing. He performed on television and radio and in concerts, and was a great entertainer.
John's Big Fin Band entertained all over. He was a great musician, singing, teaching and sharing his knowledge to all. John was known as Hondo in the music world.
John was a computer whiz. He was associated with Miller Music for several years and then Gateway Computers. He was a great instructor and made learning easy, if it was music or computers.
John was a very kind, understanding, knowledgeable person who was always there to be of help.
Survivors are his two sisters and two brothers, Connie Andes, Jacob "Sonny" Henderson and Ralph Henderson, all of Winfield, and Sarah Martin of Udall; and his partner, Brad Reha of Wichita.
Services will be Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at the College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. First, Wichita. John was a member of the College Hill United Methodist Church.
Hillside Funeral Home is in charge of services for John Henderson.

Helen Wykes
CALDWELL -- Helen Wykes, 85, retired school cafeteria manager, died Saturday.
Survivors -- sons, Don Wykes of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Bruce Wykes of Conway Springs; daughter, Betty Lee of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services -- 1 p.m. tomorrow, Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell. Interment -- Caldwell City Cemetery.
Memorials -- Caldwell Hospital District No. 1.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.
[Published Nov. 5, 2002]

C. Elmer "Swede" Johnson
C. Elmer Johnson, 81, Wellington, died Friday morning, February 21, 2003 at Beverly Health Care.
Services pending. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Frank M. Carr
Frank M. Carr, 99, of Wellington, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. He had retired as a Santa Fe conductor after 42 years of service.
Carr was born May 23, 1900, in Colwich, to William L. and Alice L. (VanHorn) Carr. He married Nola E. Underwood on May 11, 1920 in Anthony.
She preceded him in death in 1983.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, NARVE and the United Trainmen Union.
He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and one infant child.
Survivors include his son, Arlis, and his wife, Dolores Carr, of Wellington; his daughter, Aileen, and her husband, Jack Butters, of Winfield; one brother, Merle Carr of Valley Center; one sister, Mildred Baringer of Attica; four grandchildren, Steven, Susan, James and John; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at the Frank Funeral Home in Wellington. Pastor Sallie Shore, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
Interment will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Memorials have been established with Multiple Sclerosis or the First Christian Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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