Miscellaneous Pratt County, Kansas Obituaries


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Lenora B. Wienholtz 
April 28, 1913-Nov. 8, 1999 
LAKE CITY - Lenora "Bea" Wienholtz, 86, died Nov. 8, 1999. 
She was born April 28, 1913, at Lake City, the daughter of L. B. and Nora Redwine. She graduated from Lake City High School. 
In 1934, she married Franz Wienholtz, who came to Pratt from Germany. 
They moved to Olympia in 1947. 
Survivors include: two daughters, B. B. Larz and Jada Lymm; a sister, Peggy Keller; two grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

Theodore "Carl' Hagan 
NEWTON - Theodore "Carl" Hagan, 89, died Jan. 14, 2000, at his home in Newton. A retired businessman, he was a high school principal during the 1930s and 1940s for the Preston and Newton school districts. 
Funeral service was Monday morning at Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita. Burial was in Haynesville Cemetery, rural Preston, under the direction of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. 
Survivors include: his wife, Patience "Pat," of the home; a son, Robert Carl, Goddard; a daughter, Marceil Hagan, Denver, Colo.; and two sisters, Billie Bumgarner, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eileen McTeauge, Boca Raton, Fla. 

Vincent V. Hewitt 
GARDEN CITY - Vincent V. Hewitt, 75, died Feb. 18, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. 
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. 
He was born May 26, 1924, at La Cygne, the son of James Walter and Florence Pauline Kuhn Hewitt. 
Survivors include: a son, Alvin V., Greensburg; two daughters, Sandra M. Peterson, Boxholme, Iowa, and Vicky Hendricks, San Diego. 
Memorials may be sent to Ronald McDonald House or the Pioneer Club, both in care of the funeral home. 

Harvey Harold Miller
GREENSBURG - Harvey Harold Miller, 86, died Sept. 8, 2000, at his home in Greensburg.
Funeral service was Monday at the First Christian Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Gregg Childress officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg, was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Greensburg, the son of Alvin B. and Effie Pinkston Miller. A lifetime Kiowa County resident, he was a farmer. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Greensburg.
On April 15, 1939, he married Alberta Fark at Dodge City. She died Sept. 23, 1988. On Oct. 25, 1989, he married Marie L. Harmon Wirth at Greensburg. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Gerald (Jerry), Reno, Nev.; a stepson, Chris Wirth, Haviland; a daughter, Carol J. Miller Brooks, Overland Park; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Roy Allen, Orlo Alvin, Marvin Ross, Walter Wayne and Melvin Bern; and three sisters, Elsie Jane Stewart, Daisy Ellen Weidmark and Maggie May Axtell.
Memorials may be sent to the church or to South Wind Hospice, both in care of Greensburg State Bank or the funeral home.

Iva Lavinia Clark 
ARTESIA, N.M. - Iva Lavinia Clark, 96, died Aug. 12, 2001, at Good Samaritan Care Center, Artesia, N.M. A longtime resident of Artesia, N.M., formerly of Pratt, she was a homemaker. 
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Artesia. Graveside services will follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Terpening Funeral Home, Artesia, is in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include: two sisters, Mary Lois (Jackson) Miller, Artesia, and Ruby Floyd, Burnet, Texas. 
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church in Artesia.

Eva Dorothy Kastning
ST. JOHN - Eva Dorothy Kastning, 86, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was a homemaker.
Graveside inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.
Survivors include: two sons, George, St. John, and Leonard, El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Virginia Myers, Ponca City, Okla., and Velda Young, St. John; a brother, Alvie Johnson, Ava, Mo.; and two sisters, Lucy Parker, Macksville, and Mildred Turner, Ellis.
Memorials may be sent to Leisure Homestead, St. John.

Avilla V. Nelson 
St. John - Avilla V. Nelson, 76, died Jan. 14, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Minnis Chapel, St. John. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. 
A longtime St. John area resident, she was a dietary manager, a sheet-metal worker during World War II, and an agent-operator for Santa Fe Railroad. 
Survivors include: a son, Carl, St. John; a daughter, Lonita Holland, Hutchinson; six sisters, Marcella Degnan, Garden City, Joanna Daily and Sabina Dome, both of Ashland, Isabel Cox, St. John, Carol Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, and Patty Stevenson, Severy. 
Memorials may be sent to First Missionary Baptist Church, St. John, in care of the funeral home. 

Vernon L. Ogle 
STAFFORD- Vernon L. Ogle, 75, died Jan. 23, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. A lifetime Stafford resident, he worked in the oil field. 
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. 
Survivors include: wife, Grace Byers Ogle; a son, Kenneth R., Emporia; a brother, Virgil R., Hutchinson; a sister, Joan K. Hildebrand, Lakewood, Colo. 

Pauline Suiter 
MACKSVILLE - Pauline Suiter, 92, died Feb. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. 
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Macksville Christian Church. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville. 
She was born May 16, 1907, at Tingley, Iowa, the daughter of John and Edna Waggoner Booth. 
A lifetime Macksville resident, moving to Overland Park, she was a homemaker. 
Survivors include: a son, Rollin "Bud," Macksville; two daughters, Betty Jo Gilkison, Overland Park, and Dorothy Reid, Leawood; a brother, Roy Booth, Blue Eye, Mo. 
Memorials may be sent to Macksville Christian Church or to South Wind Hospice, both in care of the funeral home. 

Salome Marie Reif 
NASHVILLE - Salome Marie Reif, 80, died Jan. 15, 2000, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. 
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Larrison Mortuary. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Leo Cemetery. 
A Nashville resident for most of her life, she was a homemaker and an assistant cook at St. Leo and Cunningham schools. 
Survivors include: her husband, Frank J.; five sons, Melvin, Kiowa, Jerry, Denver, Kenny, Dwight, Randy, Cairo, and Mike, Pratt; two daughters, Connie Voss, Pratt, and Marlene Kruckenberg, Kiowa; and a sister, Dorothy Kirmer, McPherson. 
Memorials may be sent to Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, in care of the mortuary. 

Agnes Hill 
DODGE CITY- Agnes Hill, 97, former longtime resident of Dodge City, died Jan. 22, 2000, at Woodlands Health Care Center, Woodlands, Texas. 
She was born March 24, 1902, in Pratt County, the daughter of Frank L. and Florinda Yadon Green. 
No services are planned. 
Survivors include: a son, William F., Spring, Texas; a daughter, Patricia Mullikin, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Bruce Keyes Harrel 
PRATT - Bruce Keyes Harrel, 81, died Feb. 17, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. 
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church, Pratt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt. 
He was born Sept. 16, 1918, at Sawyer, the son of Harley and Della Keyes Harrel. 
A Pratt resident for most of his life, he was a retired farmer. 
Survivors include: a son, Wynn, Pratt; two daughters, Marlene Boxler, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Gina Snyder, Asbury, Iowa. 
Memorials may be sent to the Billy Graham Crusade, in care of the mortuary.

Ervin T. Levens 
SYRACUSE - Ervin T. Levens, 92, died Jan. 16, 2000, at Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse. 
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. MST Wednesday in Syracuse Cemetery. Greene Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements. 
Born in Pratt County, he was a Hamilton County resident since 1931. He was a farmer and rancher. 
Survivors include: two sisters, Opal Johnston, Syracuse, and Pearl Wait, Lexington, Mo. 

Helen Mae Dawson Clay 
GREENSBURG - Helen Mae Dawson Clay, 81, died Feb. 20, 2000, at Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wash. 
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fleener Chapel, Greensburg. 
She was born Sept. 9, 1918, at Kingsdown, the daughter of Fred and Cora Padget Mowry. 
A Renton resident since 1996, formerly a longtime Greensburg resident, she was a sheriff's office dispatcher for 18 years, retiring in 1984. 
Survivors include: three sons, Leroy, Lamar, Colo., Steve, Greensburg, and Isom, Columbiana, Ala.; three daughters, Leila Dawson and Jackie Scheurman, both of Greensburg, and Leoma Hixson, Renton; and a stepson, Raymond Clay, Wichita. 
Memorials may be sent to the Kiowa County Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.

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