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Linda Lou Milliren 
Linda Lou Milliren, resident of Belle Plaine, Kan., died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2000, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center, Wellington, Kan. She was 54 years of age. 
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Hillside East funeral Chapel in Wichita, Kan., with Monsignor John Gilsenan presiding. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington. 
Linda was born Dec. 3, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of Francis and Violet Dudley. 
She is survived by two daughters, Candace Milliren, Belle Plaine, and Kim Bruno and husband, Matt, Wichita; and one granddaughter, Ashlynn Bruno. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Dale Milliren.

Flora Elsie Ginder
OXFORD - Flora Elsie Ginder, 103, of Newton, formerly of Oxford, died Monday.
Services - 2 p.m., Friday, First Baptist Church, Oxford. Interment - Oxford Cemetery.
Survivors - Sons, Glenn Franklin Cox of Williams, Ariz., and Leon Jasper Cox of Souix City, Iowa; stepson, George Ginder of Wyoming; daughter, LaVeta Noyce-Holmes of Wichita; stepdaughter, Virginia Campbell of Oxford; brother, Lester McIrvin of Newton; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.
Memorial - First Baptist Church.
Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.
[Published June 7, 2000]

Dale Weedman Church
Dale Weedman Church, 87, of Wellington, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield. He was a retired farmer.
Dale was born March 23, 1913, in Holyrood, Kan., to Phillip and Daisy Fae (Weedman) Church. He married Anna Coelene Ditmore on Aug. 13, 1936, in Arkansas City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyliss Wimer; one brother, Basil Church; and one granddaughter, Angela Lynn.
Survivors include his wife, Coelene Church of Wellington; two sons, Dale Wayne Church and Larry Joe Church, both of Wellington; a daughter, Judith Kay Beat of Wichita; a sister, Melba Knox of South Haven; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Church of Christ. Stanten Sikes will officiate.
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at South Haven.
Memorials have been established with the Church of Christ or Beaver Creek Village. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J. Tom Price
J. Tom Price, 61, Oxford, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home in Oxford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Oxford Christian Church. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Hospice, Inc., and the Oxford Christian Church. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or church.
Visitation will be until 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Tom was born on May 18, 1939, in Ponca City, Okla., the son of John T. and Pauline C. McAlister Price. He was raised and attended schools in Ponca City, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1957.
He attended the University of Oklahoma and later Oklahoma State University, where he was graduated from in 1961. He married Karen June Chamberlain on Aug. 31, 1963, at the Oxford Christian Church.
After college he went to work in Oklahoma City, he moved to North Carolina in 1968 to work at the Wochovia Bank later to return to Edmond, Okla., to work for Liberty National Bank and the American Bank Systems. In 1972, Tom and his wife started Professional Bank Forms in Edmond. Also while living in Edmond, he raised Black Angus Cattle and was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion for his bull "Aztec" at the Denver Livestock Show.
In 1984, Tom moved his family, along with the business and cattle to Oxford, where he began "Professional Bank Forms," which his son, Kevin still operates. A few years after settling in Oxford, the Angus were sold and he began to raise buffalo, making his first trip to the Denver Livestock Show with the buffalo. He was named "Rookie of the Year" and his 2-year-old bull, "Big Chief," was Grand Champion. At the time of his death, Tom had 250 head of buffalo.
Karen died on July 3, 1994. He later married Donna Coldwell on Nov. 16, 1996 in Rapid City, S.D., and they have continued to live in Oxford.
He was a member of the Oxford Christian Church, the Kansas Bankers Association, the National Bison Association, the Kansas Bison Association, the American Legion, Pi Betta Kappa and Beta Theta Pi and he had served on the Oxford City Council for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home in Oxford; two sons, T.L. Price of Arlington, Texas, and Kevin Price of Oxford; three daughters, Jennifer Nuttle of Cushing, Okla., Janee Hicks of Oxford and Karen K.A. Price of Tulsa, Okla.; one stepson, Jeff Ewy of New York City, N.Y.; one stepdaughter, Kim Hancock of Lewisville, Texas; his father, John T. Price of Lancaster, Texas; one brother, Gary Price of DeSoto, Texas; one sister, Diana Pyle of Branford, Conn.; and seven grandchildren, Ashley Hicks, Megan Hicks, Trevor Hicks, Bryan Mathis, Lynzie Nuttle, Aaron Nuttle and Joseph Ewy.
He is also preceded in death by his mother.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Alice E. Kaps
SEDGWICK - Alice E. (Little) Kaps, 68, retired social worker for Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services, died Sunday.
Rosary - 6 p.m., Sunday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead. Mass - 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead. Burial - St. Mary's Cemetery, Gorham.
Survivors - Sons, Anthony Kaps of Wellington and Joseph Kaps of Wichita; daughters, Sharon Kaps of Sedgwick, Kathy McDannald of Valley Center, Anne Kaps-Stranko of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda Newcomer of Lake Forest, Calif.; sisters, Imelda Little of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jane Rhyne of El Dorado; and 14 grandchildren.
Memorials - SCCS Hospice or the American Lung Association, c/o Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.
[Published Oct. 10, 2000]

Dorothy M. Trent
BELLE PLAINE - Dorothy M. Trent, 81, of Belle Plaine, retired owner and operator of the Fifth Avenue Beauty Shop, died Thursday.
Memorial services - 2 p.m., Monday, Belle Plaine United Methodist Church. Interment - Belle Plaine Cemetery.
Survivors - Daughter, Karen Milne of Edmond, Okla.; companion, Gene Farber of Belle Plaine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial - Hospice, Inc.
Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home, Belle Plaine. 
[Published Jan. 13, 2001]

Geneva K. Gildhouse
PONCA CITY, Okla. - Geneva K. Rippee Hand Gildhouse, 70, retired nurse, died Tuesday.
Services - 2 p.m., Saturday, Central Baptist Church, Ponca City. Interment - Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivor - Grandson, Billy Soles of Wellington.
Memorials - Alzheimer's Association, 6465 South Yale, Suite 318, Tulsa, Okla. 74136 or to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Okla. 74601.
Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City.
[Published Mar. 3, 2001]

Arlis Blaine Carr
Services for Arlis Blaine Carr, who died Thursday, June 21, 2001, were held Monday, June 25, at the Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley, of the First Christian Church, officiated.
Organ selections were "Life's Railway to Heaven" and "Oh That Will Be Glory For Me." Donnis Whaley was organist.
Casket bearers were Chris Steadham, Sam Butters, Tom Keith, Jamie Elliott, Matt Steadham, Bill Keith, David Randleman and Russ Elliott.
Honorary casket bearers were Max and Bernadine Crittenden, Marlan and Peggy Rose, J.C. and Imogene Keith, Arnold and Margie Watts, Jim and Brenda Butters and John and Debra Butters.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rose M. Shattuck
Vigil services for Rose M. Shattuck, who died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, were held Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. 
Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Andrew J. Seiler officiated.
Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "Here I Am, Lord." Songleader was Catherine Zimmerman and organist was Pam Montenegro.
Ushers were Gordon Robare and Tom Ostrander.
Casket bearers were James Karlin, Leo Karlin, John Karlin, Jerry Zoglmann, Steve Hyle and Ed Bauler.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Albert Meadows
Services for Albert Meadows, who died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, were held Friday, Feb. 8, at the Oak Hill Cemetry in Elk City. The Rev. Terry Marta, of the Elk City Church of the Nazarene, officiated.
Arrangements were by the Oxford Funeral Service.

Ariel Purity Crossette
Ariel Purity Crossette, infant daughter of Rick and Cheryl Crossette of Leoti, died Saturday.
Services -- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.
Survivors include parents, brother, Beniah Crossette, and sister, Moriah Crossette, all of Leoti; grandmother, Doris Regan, Leoti; grandparents, Gene and Carolyn Crossette, Jet, Okla. and Charles and Mary Frable, Watertown, N.Y.
Memorial -- Hillcrest Childrens Home, Springfield, Mo.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published Aug. 25, 2002]

Marcella Craig
HORTON -- Marcella Craig, 82, retired dental assistant, died Saturday.
Survivors -- Daughter, Carol Barton, Horton; sons, Tom Craig, Haysville and Tim Craig, Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Jim Schuetz, Horton; two sisters, Mabel Schuetz, Horton; and Helen Sheldon, Kearney, Neb.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services -- Rosary -- 7 p.m., tomorrow, with family visitation to follow, Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton. Funeral -- 10 a.m., Wednesday, St. Leo's Catholic Church, Horton.
Memorials -- Tri-Co. Manor or Horton Hospital, in care of Dishon-Maple-Chaney, 909 Central Ave., Horton, Kan. 68439.
Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton.
[Published Nov. 5, 2002]

Harold Winford Walcher
Harold Winford Walcher, 93, retired farmer and self-employeed carpet layer, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Wellington.
Harold was born in rural Wellington, on Jan. 1, 1910 to George Winford and Bessie Clementine (Atteberry) Walcher. 
He and Delma (Snow) Bacon were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Wellington where he was a member for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lewis Walcher and one sister, Vera Walcher.
Survivors include his wife, Delma of Wellington; daughter, Donna Harryman of Anaheim, Calif.; son Dean Walcher of Wichita; step son John Bacon of Lenexa; brother, Wayne Walcher of Wichita; sister, Gladys Miller of Wellington; grandchildren, Joy L. Hallamore of Boise, Idaho and Jason A. Harryman of Anaheim, Calif. and great-grandchildren, Kaytlyn and Devyn of Boise, Idaho.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Kendale D. Finley officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at South Haven, Kan. Friends may call at the Frank Funeral Home today, from 1 to 9 p.m.
A memorial has been established in Harold's name with the Friendship Meals Program.
Arrangements by Frank Funeral Home.

Alice F. Lyne 
Alice F. Lyne, 20-year-old wife of Steven Michael Lyne, mother of Derrick Lyne and Alex Lyne, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, from injuries sustained in a fire at her home. 
Alice enjoyed living life and was free-spirited. 
She was a dedicated and loving mother to the very end. 
Alice is survived by her husband, Steven Michael Lyne and her son, Alex Tyler Lyne, both of Wellington; her mother, Caroline Rowley and companion Marc Crooks of Milan; brothers, Michael and James Rowley of Milan; father, Michael Rowley Sr. of Nebo, Ill.; eight uncles, five aunts and 14 cousins. 
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Hillside Baptist Church. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the Frank Funeral Home. 
A memorial has been established with the Steve Lyne Family Fund at First National Bank. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Millicent C. Stiles
CALDWELL - Millicent C. Stiles, 86, of Caldwell, retired co-owner and editor of Caldwell Messenger, died Monday. 
Graveside services - Were held today at Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, Kan. 
Survivors - Brother, Dr. C. Merrill Stiles of Houston, Texas; sister Floy Sutcliffe of Quinton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial - United Methodist Church of Caldwell.
[Published June 8, 2000]

Raymond Elvin "Stew" Stewart
Services for Raymond "Stew" Stewart, who died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the chapel of the Day Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Taff officiated
The eulogy was delivered by Chris Nail.
Dan Jones sang musical tributes of "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer." Organist was Donnis Whaley.
Special recorded music of the bagpipes of Scotland played "Amazing Grace."
Casketbearers were Jim Fox, Charles Fox, Chris Nail, Larry Turner, John Stewart and James Stewart.
Full military honors were given by the United States Army, 3rd Brigade - 141st Armor of Fort Riley, Kan.
Interment was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Wellington.

Arthur F. Long
HUTCHINSON - Arthur F. Long, 78, of Hutchinson, formerly of Wellington, retired owner of Long's of Hutchinson, Inc., died Saturday.
Memorial services - Were held today, First Presbyterian Church, Hutchinson. Private family graveside - Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors - Wife, Phyllis Lorrine (Erhard) Long, of Hutchinson; sons, Gaylord of McPherson and William D. of Hutchinson; daughter, Nancy Long of The Woodlands, Texas; brothers, Glenn of Salina and Everett Paul of Topeka; sister, Mildred Winchell of Wellington; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorials - In lieu of flowers, the Civitan Club or the Reno County 4-H Foundation, both in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan. 67501.
[Published March 3, 2001]

Beth Clark
CONWAY SPRINGS -- Beth Clark, 83, homemaker, died Saturday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Conway Springs. Interment -- Conway Springs Cemetery.
Survivors -- Sons, Robert Clark of Cokato, Minn., Larry Clark of Plano, Texas, and Dan Clark of Topeka; daughters, Darlene Harrington of Lakewood, Colo., Linda Clark of Portland, Ore., and Kara Magill of Redondo Beach, Calif.; brother, Merle Hardesty of Clearwater; sister, Lela Freund of Conway Springs; 23 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. 
Memorial -- First Baptist Church, Conway Springs. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.
[Published Nov. 12, 2001]

Dorothy Jean Ogden
FREDONIA -- Dorothy Jean Ogden, 67, Fredonia, shipping clerk at Kansas Bank Note Co., died Friday. Survivors -- Son, Russell Ogden, Fredonia; daughters, Jean Johnson, Virginia Beach, Va. and WendyBarton, Fredonia; brothers, Charles Romine, Wellington, and Harold Romine Jr., Independence; sisters, Shirley Hosier, Independence and Patty Vohs, Wellington; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held today, Fredonia City Cemetery.
Memorials -- Fredonia Regional Health Care Foundation.
Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia.
[Published Nov. 5, 2002]

Mary E. Burger
Mary Elizabeth Burger, 82, of Wellington, homemaker and day care provider, died early Thursday afternoon, January 2, 2003 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
She was born the daughter of John Andres and Mary (Weaver) Andres on August 14, 1920 in Kansas City, Mo. Marty grew up in Independence, Mo., and Montgomery County, Kan.
Mary met Jonathan H. Burger when she worked in the ammunition factory in Parsons, Kansas. They were united in marriage on September 20, 1943 in Wellington, Kansas. He died in March of 1999.
While being a homemaker and mother, Mary also provided wonderful quality day care and love for many children.
Mary was a fifty year member of the First Christian Church of Wellington, and a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She served on the Rainbow Girls advisory council, and was Past President of Beauceants.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Jerry Lee Burger, brothers, Roy Andres, Johnny Andres and Gene Andres and sisters, Louise Andres and Etta Andres. 
Survivors include her son James Burger and his wife Juanita of Wichita; daughters, Better Connor and her husband Kevin of Chandler, Okla. and Dalene Oelke and her husband Dennis of Hoxie, Kan.; grandchildren, Kevin Connor and his fiancee Jennifer Bailey of Norman, Okla., Clancy Connor of Oklahoma City, Okla., Donald Burger and his wife Traci of Wichita, Rebekah Harbison of Wellington, Richard Burger and his wife Shannon of Wellington, Christina Lane and her husband Mark of Grand Rapids, Mich., Joy Burger of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Brent Oelke of Hays, Darren Oelke of Hoxie and Troy Oelke of Hoxie; sister, Alice Campbell of Galveston, Texas; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mary will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2003 at the First Christian Church, Wellington. Pastor Sallie Shore will officiate. Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.
Friends may call at Day Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.
Memorials have been established in her loving name and memory with the Washington Manor, 924 South Washington, Wellington, KS, 67152 and the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS, 66601. Contributions may be mailed or left at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the Day Funeral Home Web site at www.dayfuneralhome.info.
Arrangements by Day Funeral Home,Wellington.

Janet D. Northbrook
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Janet D. Northbrook, 62, furniture salesperson, of Scottsdale, formerly of Wellington, Kan., died Oct. 9.
Services - Will be held at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, Calif., at a later date.
Survivors - Husband, Jerry; sons, Evan, of Scottsdale and Eric; mother, Hazel Chisholm of San Rafael; brother, Rod; sisters, Joyce and Christine; and one grandson. 
Memorial - Vista Care Hospice of Scottsdale, 6991 E. Camelback Road, Suite 250C, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85251.
[Published Oct. 18, 2000]

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