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Jennie "Faye" White
Jennie "Faye" White, 95, homemaker, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. 
She was a lifelong resident of Sumner County. Faye was born July 27, 1901 on a farm near Riverdale, to Melvin O. and Mollie (Johnston) Barnes and attended Liberty School in the Riverdale area.
She married Roy L. White on April 27, 1922 in Wichita. He died Aug. 25, 1986.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Phoenix Chapter No. 159 Order of the Eastern Star and Slate Valley Club.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne L. White of Wellington and Melvin J. White of Peck; five grandchildren, Michelle Wilson of Buhler, Dana Russell of Wellington, Jacki White of Wichita, Bryan White of Peck and Terri Osborne of Springfield, Mo.; and seven great-grandchildren, Gregory White of Peck, Chelsea, Emily and Ann Marie Wilson of Buhler, Adam and Jennie Russell of Wellington and Justin Osborne of Springfield.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes will officiate.
Interment will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Joan Moody
Bonnie Joan (Dondelinger) Moody, 63, homemaker, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at her home in Wellington. She had been a Wellington resident for 35 years.
Bonnie was born Dec. 30, 1933 in Kingman County, to George and Myrtle (Kiser) Dondelinger. She married Edgar Eugene Moody on Sept. 9, 1951 at the Presbyterian Church in Kingman.
She was a Girl Scout troop leader from 1962-1973. She owned and operated the Dairy Queen from 1973 to 1989, worked a short time at Dillons and then for the Wellington Public Library from 1990 to 1995. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a proud member of the Searchers Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her parents, George and Myrtle Dondelinger; her brother, Sgt. George Dondelinger Jr.; and a granddaughter, Amber Marie Liggett.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene, of the home; five daughters and their spouses, Iris and Jeff Parker and Billie Jean Foster, all of Wellington, Nancy Moody of Des Moines, Iowa, Kim and Brian Hand of Wichita and Kara Moody and David Allen of Lawrence; two sisters, Martha Sullivan and her husband, M.J., of Pratt and Bernice J. Blakesley of Ulysses; and three grandchildren, Michael J., Pamela and Vicki Parker.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes and the Rev. Randy Abbey will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. or the First United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. this evening and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Walter Jett
Marvin Walter Jett, 79, of Winfield, former Wellington resident, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at the Winfield Good Samaritan Village.
Born Sept. 4, 1917 at Deer Creek, Okla., he was the son of Martin Oscar and Margaret Emma (Bruce) Jett. Walt was raised and attended school in Deer Creek prior to serving with the 1st Calvary of the U.S. Army from January 1941 to December 1945. 
He was a self-employed carpenter. He was married to Anna Evelyn Ferguson on Oct. 12, 1956 in Newkirk, Okla. They were residents of Wellington until she died on July 2, 1993. In 1994 Walt moved to the village in Winfield.
Walt was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 881 in Wellington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; and his sister, Wilma McCann.
He is survived by his stepchildren, Wanda Peterson and her husband, Marvin, and Almetta Iverson and her husband, Dennis, all of Wellington, and Ray Wirtz and his wife, Norma, of Winfield; his sisters, Joella Englehart of Blackwell, Okla., Iris Claypool of Oklahoma City and Darlene Hancock of Belleville, Ark.; 11 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 9, at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Pastor Michael Wolf will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimers Association. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Jesse Farley
Services for Jesse Farley, who died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, were held Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Argonia Cemetery. Mark Farley officiated. 
Todd Willoughby was the song leader. Special selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Old Rugged Cross." 
Casketbearers were grandsons of the deceased.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home. 

Dorothy Irene Dutcher
Services for Dorothy Irene Dutcher, who died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, were held Saturday, April 5, at the Church of Christ. Stanten Sikes was the officiant. 
Ushers were Lawrence Cole and Lawrence Norris. Casketbearers were Bart Trammell, Christopher Trammell, Scott Lamb, Travis Lamb, T.J. Lamb and Daniel Lamb. 
Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.
Congrational hymns were "Old Rugged Cross," "Beyond the Sunset" and "Amazing Grace." Tom Norris was the song leader.
A memorial is established with the Church of Christ.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Bradley Sr.
Clifford Bradley Sr., 69, of Wellington, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Born Feb. 2, 1928 in Centerville, Miss., he was the son of William and Geneva (Bolden) Bradley. He was raised in Centerville before serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. 
He was united in marriage to Billie Joe Menefee on July 17, 1954. The couple lived in Lawton, Okla. before moving to Wellington in 1955. 
Clifford worked with the Coonrod and Walt Construction Company before retiring in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Billie, of Wellington; his children, Barbara Ann Kelly of Birmingham, Ala., John Lee Menefee of Wichita, Clifford Bradley Jr., of Wellington, Betty Joe Bradley of Wichita, Milton R. Bradley and Rita Abrams, both of Wellington, Brenda Bradley of Wichita, Karen Bradley and Julie McClain, both of Wellington, and Markie Lynn Moore of Wichita; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 11, at the Hawks Funeral Home. The Rev. Hartwell Menefee will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening until 9 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home. 

Oren Kyle Clary
Oren Kyle Clary, 81, of Arkansas City, former South Haven resident, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Born April 13, 1915 in Bedford, Iowa, he was the son of Alvin Kyle and Selma (Straight) Clary. He was raised on a farm near South Haven after moving there in 1923. His father operated and dairy farm and Oren delivered milk to South Haven residents.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Reed on Jan. 4, 1941 in Troy. She preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1992.
Oren was a farmer and rancher of Charolais cattle in the Ashton area. 
He was a member of the South Haven Christian Church and had been attending the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Charolais Association, the Kansas Wheat Growers Association and the Farmers Union and had received the Soil Conservation Outstanding Farmer Award.
He was married to Dortha Bilyeu on Oct. 9, 1994 at the Mt. Zion Church. The couple then moved to Arkansas City.
Oren was also preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Marvin; and his sister, Eldena Clary.
Survivors include his wife, Dortha, of Arkansas City; his sons, George and Jim, both of Wichita; his daughters, Sandra Beggs of Wellington, Ada Fox of Arkansas City, Linda Schmidt and Amy Clary, both Wichita; his brother, Arlyn of Sand Springs, Okla.; his sister, Leola "Lee" Cornish of Conway Springs; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the Hawks Funeral Home. The Dr. Rev. Sharon Hill will officiate.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and the Arthritis Association. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 this evening and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Dr. Marcus Leroy Lee
Celebration of the life of Dr. Marcus Lee, 70, will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Durant, Okla., on Thursday, April 17, 1997, at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted by Dr. Stan Cosby, minister, and assisted by friends, W.D. Manahan, Truman Heron and Dr. Jim Ford.
Marcus Leroy Lee, son of Jesse and Mona (Ballard) Lee was born in Miltonvale on May 17, 1926. He attended schools in Miltonvale and Manhattan and graduated from high school in Gresham, Ore.
Entering the U.S. Navy in 1944, he served as a radio operator. 
He began his pre-med training at Kansas University and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1950. He then entered Kansas City College of Osteopathic Surgery, graduating in 1954, followed by a year of internship in Denver. 
In 1955 he joined the Massa-Gridley Clinic in Sturgis, S.D., where he served a preceptorship in surgery for 2-1/2 years. In February 1958 he moved to Wellington and practiced medicine for 24 years, until moving to Durant in 1982 to join his sons, Terry and Mike, at the Lee Family Clinic, now University Medical Group. He retired in April 1996, due to illness.
Marcus married Eleanor Campbell on Sept. 4, 1948 in Independence, Mo. They are the parents of four children, Terry, Michael, Jeffrey and Tamara.
Dr. Lee served as president of Jaycees in Sturgis and Wellington. He served on the school board in Wellington for eight years; was Sumner County health officer, member of Elks, VFW, American Legion, 33rd Degree Mason, York and Scottish Rites and was a Shriner. He served on the Airport Advisory board in Wellington and Durant.
He was past president of Kansas Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Osteopathic Surgeons. He was a member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and American Osteopathic Association.
Marcus enjoyed spending time with his family. His many hobbies and interests included flying, hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, stamp collecting and Scouting. 
His many friends and patients will remember him for his warmth and care-giving as a physician and friend. 
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; sons, Dr. Terry Lee and his wife, Lana, Dr. Mike Lee and his wife, Kathy, Jeff Lee and his wife, Patti; daughter, Tamara Lee of Lynnwood, Wash.; grandchildren, Chris, Scott, Carolyn, Brian, Katie, Andrea, Tyler, Jennifer and Hilary Lee. Also surviving are brothers, Carl Lee and his wife, Pat, Bill Lee and his wife, Phyllis; and sister, Mona Almond and her husband, Gene, all of Rockford, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scout Troop No. 615 at the First United Methodist Church in Durant. 
Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home, Durant, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence T. Hughes
Clarence T. Hughes, 84, of Winfield, former Oakland, Calif., resident, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Born Oct. 9, 1912 in Longview, Texas, he was the son of Anderson Lee and Amanda Templeton Hughes. Clarence was raised and schooled in Longview.
He was united in marriage to Artice C. White. To this union two daughters were born: Ora L. Hughes Ellis and Margaret C. Hughes Bristow.
The couple moved to California in 1940. Clarence worked in the construction industry prior to working for the post office in Oakland, Calif. At an early age, Clarence joined the Post Oak AME Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include his daughters, Ora Ellis and her husband, Silas, of Wichita, and Margaret Bristow and her husband, Cliford of Wellington; his sisters, Leola Simon of Talum, Texas, Lenora Tipps of Kilgore, Texas, Eva Jane Portley of Longview; his brother, Anderson Jr.; grandchildren, Cliford C. and Clarrissa L. Bristow and Silas L. and Artice R. Ellis; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Hawks Funeral Home in Wellington. Brother Thomas H. Johnson will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home. 

Maggie Irene Wagner
Graveside services for Maggie Irene Wagner, who died Thursday, April 17, 1997, were held Saturday, April 19, at Bethany Cemetery in Perth. The Rev. Nel Holmes, of the First United Methodist Church, officiated.
Casketbearers were Jerry Loughmiller, Jim Newell, Leon Segebartt, Frank Troutman, Norman Haines and Marion Watts.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rita "Louise" Sharpsteen
Rita "Louise" Sharpsteen, 73, homemaker, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at the Friendly Acres Care Home. 
She was born on Aug. 27, 1923 in Lee's Summit, Mo. to Charles and Bridget (Garity) Rengel. She married Lloyd B. Sharpsteen on Aug. 3, 1946 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wellington.
She served in the Cadet Nursing Corps. She was a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary, E.S.A. - Hawaiian Chapter, American Legion Auxiliary and V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles; and one daughter, Anita.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd, of the home in Wellington; her sons, Jack of Haleiwa, Hawaii and Chris of Petersburg, Alaska; her sisters, Barbara Woods of Wellington and Nonie Gravestock of Tuscon, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Zackery, Maston and Mariah of Hawaii and Charlie of Alaska.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Andrew J. Seiler will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Forbes
Services for Carl Forbes, who died Thursday, April 24, 1997, were held Monday, April 28, at Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Nel Holmes officiated.
Organist was Pam Montenegro.
Casketbearers were Gary Davis, Chad Davis, Jarrod Davis and Lonnie Creed.
Interment was in the Austin Cemetery at Anson.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harvey Edward Brunner
Harvey Edward Brunner, 93, retired insurance agent, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He had been a Wellington resident for 17 years, moving from Florence.
He was born Aug. 18, 1903 in Dillon, to Arnold and Agatha (Gantinbein) Brunner. He married Loma Britton on Nov. 17, 1969 in Douglass. She died March 18, 1983.
On May 28, 1986, Harvey married Alma Duncan in Miami, Okla.
In Harvey's early adult years, he worked in the family milling business at Cedar Point. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellington and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 308 in Florence for 53 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loma; and two brothers, Fred and Herbert. 
Survivors include his wife, Alma, of the home; and two sisters, Bernetta Skinner of Realto, Calif. and Doris Brunner of Loma Linda, Calif.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Bob McGuire, of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Military graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.
Memorials have been established with the First Baptist church or the Sumner County Home Health. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. 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. 

Jennie "Faye" White
Jennie "Faye" White, 95, homemaker, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. 
She was a lifelong resident of Sumner County. Faye was born July 27, 1901 on a farm near Riverdale, to Melvin O. and Mollie (Johnston) Barnes and attended Liberty School in the Riverdale area.
She married Roy L. White on April 27, 1922 in Wichita. He died Aug. 25, 1986.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Phoenix Chapter No. 159 Order of the Eastern Star and Slate Valley Club.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne L. White of Wellington and Melvin J. White of Peck; five grandchildren, Michelle Wilson of Buhler, Dana Russell of Wellington, Jacki White of Wichita, Bryan White of Peck and Terri Osborne of Springfield, Mo.; and seven great-grandchildren, Gregory White of Peck, Chelsea, Emily and Ann Marie Wilson of Buhler, Adam and Jennie Russell of Wellington and Justin Osborne of Springfield.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes will officiate.
Interment will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Joan Moody
Bonnie Joan (Dondelinger) Moody, 63, homemaker, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at her home in Wellington. She had been a Wellington resident for 35 years.
Bonnie was born Dec. 30, 1933 in Kingman County, to George and Myrtle (Kiser) Dondelinger. She married Edgar Eugene Moody on Sept. 9, 1951 at the Presbyterian Church in Kingman.
She was a Girl Scout troop leader from 1962-1973. She owned and operated the Dairy Queen from 1973 to 1989, worked a short time at Dillons and then for the Wellington Public Library from 1990 to 1995. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a proud member of the Searchers Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her parents, George and Myrtle Dondelinger; her brother, Sgt. George Dondelinger Jr.; and a granddaughter, Amber Marie Liggett.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene, of the home; five daughters and their spouses, Iris and Jeff Parker and Billie Jean Foster, all of Wellington, Nancy Moody of Des Moines, Iowa, Kim and Brian Hand of Wichita and Kara Moody and David Allen of Lawrence; two sisters, Martha Sullivan and her husband, M.J., of Pratt and Bernice J. Blakesley of Ulysses; and three grandchildren, Michael J., Pamela and Vicki Parker.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes and the Rev. Randy Abbey will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. or the First United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. this evening and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Homer Worden Thomas
Homer Worden Thomas, 90, a Wellington resident most of his life, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
A retired farmer and stockman, he was born July 14, 1906, in Wellington to Lorin E. and Annie Elizabeth (Worden) Thomas.
He married Helen Trekell June 1, 1939, in Belle Plaine, Kansas.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a graduate of Friends University. He had been active in Extension Service, Farmers Home Administration, state rural water districts, Farm Bureau Administration board, Sumner County Amateur Radio Club, Score, Rotary Club, Chisholm Trail Museum, DeMolay and Methodist CH Building Committee.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home in Wellington; son, Lloyd, of Wellington; daughters, Bernice Thompson of Great Bend and Jeanette Conner of Houston; seven grandchildren, Craig Thompson of Seattle, Wash., Laura Petrik of Buhler, Kansas, Brian Thompson of Wichita, Keith Thompson of Minneapolis, Ross Thompson of Galveston, Texas, Laura Thomas of Buckley, Washington and Charles Thomas of Wellington; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nel Holmes officiating. Interment will be in the Austin Cemetery in Anson, Kansas.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society and First United Methodist Church. 
Calling times are today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ella Margeret Hooten
Ella Margeret Hooten, 75, Wellington, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
A homemaker, she was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Green Township in Sumner County to Meent H. and Geraldine (Miller) DeBuhr.
She married Rex Hooten May 17, 1942, in the First Baptist Church in Wellington.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a volunteer worker for Family Service Centers while stationed with Rex, and Military Wives Clubs
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Merritte and Billy.
Survivors include spouse Rex of the home, son, Jeffery of Broomfield, Colo., and one grandson, Michael Hooten of Broomfield, Colo.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 15, 1 p.m., at Prairie Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Bob McGuire of the First Baptist Church officiating.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
Calling times are Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Essie F. Lupher
Essie Francis Lupher, 103, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Essie was born on December 3, 1893, in Salem, Indiana to George A. and Lydia (Hebbard) Davis.
She was a member of the Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school for 50 years. She was a member of HDU, Garden Club, Eastern Star, and in 1968 she was honored by the Sunflower Lodge of the Ladies' Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers for 50 years of membership. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one brother, and three sisters.
Her survivors include her sister Edna Caroline Davis of LaGuna Beach, Calif., three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Wellington Church of Christ with Mr. Staten Sikes officiating. Interment will be in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Church of Christ Van Fund.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty M. Billings
Services were held yesterday for Betty May Billings, 64, of Wellington, Pastor Bob McGuire of the First Baptist Church officiated.
Betty died Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Wellington.
Music selections included "Peace in the Valley" and "What a Day That Will Be." A duet was sung by Amy Haskin and George DeJarnett, Jr. Organist was Merlene Basinger.
Ushers were Tobe Basinger and Harlan Thomas.
Casketbearers were Art Young, Dan Creed, George DeJarnett, Jr., John DeJarnett, Dan Moore, and James Palmer.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.
Funeral arrangements were by Frank Funeral Home.

Delbert L. Hollingsworth
Delbert L. Hollingsworth, 71, formerly of South Haven, died Monday, May 12, at Tulsa, Okla.
Delbert was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Wellington to Virgil B. and Ethel (Waring) Hollingsworth. He was united in marriage to Donna J. Robinson in the South Haven Methodist Church on Jan. 12, 1947.
Delbert retired from South Haven L. P. Gas and was a former owner of Granny's Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Grove, Okla. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II, he was active in the South Haven Methodist Church, V.F.W. of Arkansas City, American Legion Tom Schwinn Post #90, the Moose Lodge of Grove, Okla., he was a 32 degree Mason belonging to the Caldwell Masonic Lodge, Wichita Consistory and the Wichita Midian Shrine Temple.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father and stepmother, Gladys.
He is survived by his wife Donna J. Hollingsworth of Grove, Okla.; son, Gary Hollingsworth of Port Duncan, Okla.; daughters, Karen Ratzlaff and Sandy Gracy of South Haven; brother, Jack Hollingsworth of Pittsford, N.Y.; sister, Donna Lancaster of Whitney, Texas; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the South Haven Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hill and the Rev. Jim Little officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven. A memorial has been established with the South Haven Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 to 9 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are by Frank Funeral Home.

Elizabeth M. Welch
Elizabeth M. Welch, 88, homemaker and a resident of Wellington for most of her life, died Saturday morning, May 17, 1997, at the Augusta Medical Complex.
Elizabeth was born January 26, 1909 to Bernard and Emma (Polly) Lubbers in St. Joe. She married Roy D. Welch on January 6, 1935 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son LeRoy, and six brothers and four sisters. 
Her survivors include two sons, Darwin D. Welch of Wichita and Erwin G. Welch of Goddard; one daughter, Betty Moss of Augusta; one brother, Paul Lubbers of Parsons; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Frank Funeral Home until 9:00 p.m. this evening. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, with Pastor Steve Weldon of the Hope Community Church in Andover officiating. Interment will be at the Sumner Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Hospice, Inc. Such donations can be left at the funeral home.

Ruth Pauline Middleton
Services for Ruth Pauline Middleton, 82, of Wellington, who died Wednesday, May 21 [1997], were held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington.
Ruth was a Wellington resident since 1929. She was born September 2, 1914 in Sawyer to Jesse and Cora (Brittian) Holder. She married James W. Middleton on September 18, 1940 in Winfield.
Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Beth, son Sam, and 8 brothers and sisters. 
Survivors include James of the home; son, James Steven Middleton of Dodge City; daughter, Dana Sue Holdaway of San Diego, Ca.; sister, Zenith Dodson of Newton; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter.
Rev. Nel Holmes officiated at the service. Music selections of "Peace in the Valley" and "In the Garden" were performed by soloist Gene Snyder and organist Donnis Whaley. 
Ushers were Paul Cantrell and Kenneth Jones. Honorary casket bearers were Steven D. Middleton, Don Adkins, and Mike Kelley. Casket bearers were Vernon Conwell, Keith Mouser, Phil Gwinner, John Ressler, Don Snyder, and Alan Snyder.
Interment was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.
Memorial funds have been established with the American Cancer Society and the Wellington Public Library. 
Arrangements were made by Frank Funeral Home.


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