Miscellaneous Sumner County, Kansas Obituaries - 1997


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Floyd O. Rader
Floyd O. Rader, 78, of Wellington, died Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 1997, at his home in Wellington.
He was a retired from Boeing Aircraft, where he was a sheet metal employee for 30 years.
Rader was born July 12, 1919 in Stafford County, to Jessie and Florence (Gardiner) Simmons. He married Dolly Releford on Dec. 24, 1948 in Pratt. She preceded him in death on April 27, 1983. 
He married June Owens on Oct. 15, 1983.
He served in the Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the Wellington Baptist Temple and the V.F.W.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Lucille Thoman, Thelma Biddle and Garna Rich.
Survivors include his wife, June, of the home; his four sons, Ronnie and Lloyd of Wichita, Larry of El Dorado and Terry of Wellington; his daughter, Bonnie Pourner of Wellington; three stepsons, Steve Hall of Winfield, Stan Hall of Lancaster, Texas and Tom Hall of Phoenix, Arizona; three brothers, Leonard Simmons of Winfield, Vernie Simmons of Wellington and Bob Simmons of Winfield; three sisters, Frances Curfman of Newkirk, Okla., Freda Frye of Turpin, Okla. and Darlene Hiltzman of Oxford; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 2, 1997, at the Wellington Baptist Temple. Pastor Robert Haas officiated.
Musical selections were "Last Mile of the Way" by Stacie Heimerman, soloist, and "I Will Meet You on the Other Side of Jordan" by Janice Ross, organist. 
Ushers were Richard Forrest, Leon Golden and Ty Hughes.
Casketbearers were Jerry Ross, Richard Corn, Bill Row, Milford Weishaar, Gene Hook and Floyd Ferris.
Military graveside services were held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 881 officiated.
Memorials have been established with Hospice, Inc. and Wellington Baptist Temple.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Lee Ginn 
Marvin Lee Ginn was born Dec. 8, 1928 at the home on the farm west of Corbin to Roy and Katie (Hoechstenbach) Ginn.
He attended gade school at Pleasant Valley for eight years and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1946. He attended Fort Hays State University for two years, 1946-48, and transferred to Kansas State University in Manhattan until Nov. 1948.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force because of the Korean War. 
After basic training at Lockland Air Force Base, he was stationed at Chanute Field at Rantoul, Ill. He attended the weather school and after completing a course in meteorology, he became an instructor in surface observation.
On May 28, 1950, he was joined in marriage to Anne Jackson at the Methodist Church in Wellington. They lived in Champaign, Ill. until the birth of their daughter, Cheryl. They then moved to Rantoul.
Marvin received his honorable discharge in August 1952 and moved the family home to the farm, where he has lived and farmed until his death.
He was a carpenter and contracted many building jobs along with his farming and ranching.
From 1976 to 1986, he owned and operated Corbin Lumber and Hardware Co., with his son, Bob.
Marvin was a member of the Corbin United Methodist Church, American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 of Wellington, the Caldwell Lions Club and Sumner Lodge No. 203. He served on many committees and boards, including the Corbin Church Board and the Caldwell Hospital Board for over 25 years.
Marvin passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, at his home at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 23 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.G. and Katie Ginn, and his only sister, Euda Gerberding.
He leaves his wife, Anne, of the home; sons, Bob, and his wife, Carolyn, of Caldwell and Rick and his wife, Tammy of Elroy Wisc.; daughters, Cheryl Wooderson and her husband, Mike, of Emporia and Shirley Henton, and her husband, C.L. of Council Grove; five grandsons, Eric Wooderson, Josh Ginn, Jake Ginn, Chad Henton and Ryan Ginn; two granddaughters, Tara Henton and Caitlin Ginn; and two great-granddaughters, Monica Henton and Josey Wooderson. He also leaves his brothers, Orville Ginn, and his wife, Bess of Caldwell; his brother-in-law, Harry Gerberding of Wellington; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held this morning, Sept. 2, 1997, at the Corbin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Judee Ramsey officiated.
Orie Love sang "Going Home" and "When They Ring Those Golden Bells." Peggy Ginn served as pianist and Frances Kloefkorn served as organist.
Military graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 of Wellington. Flag folders were Gene Struble and Wayne Volk.
Interment was in the Corzine Cemetery at Corbin under the direction of the Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary of Caldwell.
Honorary casketbearers were Webb Johnson, Bill Akers, Raymond Appel, Ronnie Frazier, Leon Schmidt and Charles Nida. Casketbearers were Marshall Love, Roger Rains, Danny Shoffner, Rod Lungren, Stan Akers and Steve Schmidt.
Memorials have been established in memory of Marvin with Hospice, Inc. or the Corbin United Methodist Church. 

Stanley E. Boatright
Stanley E. Boatright, 86, Wichita, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis campus in Wichita. 
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at the South Haven United Methodist Church. Pastor Tony Horsley will officiate.
Interment will be in the Goodell Cemetery at Drury.
A memorial has been established with the South Haven Methodist Church. Contributions may be left at the church or funeral home.
Mr. Boatright was born on Aug. 13, 1911 in Gotebo, Okla., the eldest son of Charles W. and Sarah A. Raypholtz Boatright. At the age of 1, he moved with his family to Kansas and settled in the Drury area.
He graduated from Wichita East High School and attended Wichita State University. He worked for Beech Aircraft in the purchasing department for a few years before beginning a farming career in the 1930s.
He married Eva Kathryn McNulty on Oct. 26, 1939 in Coffeyville. They lived on a farm north of Drury until retiring in 1989, at which time they moved to Wichita.
He was a member of the South Haven United Methodist Church, the South Haven/Caldwell Masonic Lodge and served as a member of the Sumner County ASC Committee for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, of the home in Wichita; two daughters, which were born to this union, Marilyn McKee and her husband, Richard, of Dodge City, and Sarah Mason and her husband, Max, of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Herschel Boatright of Wichita; five grandchildren, Charles, Chris and Julie McKee, Susanne Mason Ishee and Paula Mason Farrell; three great-grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mildred Eckel.
Visitation will be today until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Grace Eleana Bergman
Grace Eleana Bergman, 77, of Arkansas City, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City. 
She was born Oct. 4, 1919 to Michael Windom and Sadie M. Madden in Arkansas City. She married Earl Bergman in Arkansas City on Jan. 1, 1960.
She was a retired homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Arkansas City.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret Mea Davidson; and a grandson, Matthew Hankins.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Earl, of the home; three sons, Jan Chapman of Chula Vista, Calif., Ross Rommel of Arkansas City and Chris Rommel of Spencer, Ind.; three daughters, Kay Chapman of Lawrence, Penny Johnson of Tucson, Ariz. and Pam Mitchell of Okmulgee, Okla.; one brother, George Madden of Arkansas City; one sister, Rose Colbert of Anderson, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five nieces, including Erma Riggs of Wellington; 11 nephews; and two great-nieces, Susan Masarik of Fort Bragg, N.C. and Janet Percival of Wellington.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City. The Rev. Don Ogden will officiate.
A memorial has been established with the South Central Kansas Home Health. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Arkansas City.

Boni Agee Matton
Boni Agee Matton, 71, of Randolph Township near Cannon Falls, Minn. died at her home on Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1997.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1926 in Wellington, the daughter of Miles and Hattie (Jackson) Agee. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1944.
Boni married David Matton on Dec. 16, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev., and has been residing in Randolph Township for the past nine years.
She had been active with the All Together Quilters group from the Cannon Falls and Randolph areas. While they resided in Stillwater, she was involved with the Helping Hands Quilters group.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, David; her children, Leslie Matton-Flynn and her husband, Jerry Flynn, of Minneapolis and Laurens Matton and his wife, Isabelle of West St. Paul; two grandchildren, Laurens John and Jacquelyn; a great-granddaughter, Sosha; and brother, John Agee, of Wichita.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Miles Agee Jr. and Merrit Agee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Randolph. Pastor Pat Ondarko will officiate.
There will be a visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
A private family interment service will be held later in the day at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Elysian.
Memorials are preferred to the Zumbrota Area Hospice.
Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Highway 19 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009.

Eona Pauline Branson
Eona Pauline Branson, 68, of Grove, Okla., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at her home after an illness.
Eona was born April 6, 1929 in Pratt. She married Harold Bransonon June 29, 1947 in Pratt.
The Bransons moved to Grove in 1991, from Wellington where they were in the construction business from 1957 to 1991.
Eona was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church in Wellington and the First Christian Church in Grove. She was president in 1969 of the Christian Womens Fellowship in Wellington.
She helped start the Lifeline program at St. Lukes Hospital in Wellington.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, of Grove; her son, Dennis, and his wife, Kimberly Branson of St. Louis, Mo.; her daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Luther Helmer, of Winfield; one brother, Robert Alexander; and five grandchildren, Ryan Helmer of Winfield, Christopher Helmer of Tucson, Ariz., Matthew Long of Mulvane and Karrin Branson and Juliann Branson of St. Louis.
Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the First Christian Church in Wellington. The Rev. Sallie Shore will officiate. 
Interment will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
There will be visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial to St. John's Hospice of Grove. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Richard Edwin Rodman
Richard Edwin Rodman, 81, Oxford, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Contributions may be left at the church or funeral home.
Richard was born on April 5, 1916 in Walnut Grove, Mo., one of six children to Arlie Dean and Pearl May Box Rodman. He was raised and educated in Tonovay.
On Dec. 4, 1937, he married Leona Hale in Cottonwood Falls. They farmed in the Tonovay and Hamilton communities.
To their marriage was born three children, Wayne, Don and Janet. 
On Feb. 11, 1961, Richard married Jean Way Beeman in Ellsworth, Maine. They moved to Oxford in May 1961 and have resided there for the past 36 years.
Richard had been a carpenter and contractor. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Oxford, where he had served many years on the board of trustees.
He was a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and the Oxford Lions Club. He had served on the Oxford City Council and was the mayor for seven years. He was the president of the board for Riverview Manor in Oxford.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home in Oxford; two sons, Wayne E. Rodman of Grove, Okla. and Donald F. Rodman of Dumas, Texas; one stepson, Joseph V. Beeman of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Janet L. Carrington of Kansas City, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Judy C. Franklin of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sally E. Martell of Orlando; two brothers, James Arlie Rodman of Toronto, Kan. and Glen A. Rodman of Wichita; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ronald L. Rodman and Marion D. Rodman; one sister, Wilma I. Rodman; and twin great-grandsons, Nathan and Lance Carrington.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Peter J. Mooningham
Peter J. Mooningham, a former Wellington resident, died Wed-nesday morning, Sept. 24, 1997, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 45. 
He was a retired First Sergeant E-8 of the United States Army, serving 23 years for our government. He was also a Vietnam War veteran.
Peter was born in Peoria, Ill. on March 7, 1952. He was the son of the late Ray Mooningham and LaVern D. and Natahlie M. "Teddie" Woody. 
Peter had two children of his own, Tonya M. Mooningham and Peter J. Mooningham Jr., with their mother, Song Mooningham, also of Colorado Springs.
Other survivors include four brothers, Bob Mooningham of Hartville, Mo., Bill and Tom Mooningham of Wellington and Paul Mooningham of Wichita; five sisters, Carma Doubet of Ellisville, Ill., Patsy Lloyd of Wichita, Betty "Carol" King of Rockwell, Texas, Connie Nirschl of Miami, Okla. and Patricia Mooningham of Wellington; 24 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie, and a sister, Bonnie, both of Missouri; and his grandparents.
Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 3, at the Dove Whitt Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. Immediately following, a military honor guard will be present at the graveside services at the military cemetery at Fort Logan, Colo.
Visitation at the funeral home is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., through Thursday.

Robert E. Snyder
Robert E. Snyder was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Schidler, Okla.
His childhood years were lived in Blackwell, Okla. In his high school years he lived in Wellington, Kan.
He was well known at Wellington High School for his quarterbacking the championship football team. He also worked for The Wichita Beacon and Deweese's Funeral Home, while attending school.
After high school and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Bob enlisted in The United States Coast Guard. Bob served in four major battle zones and was in every invasion and beachhead from Africa through Normandy, serving aboard an L.C.I.
Bob was discharged in Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich. He resided in Detroit and was employed by Great Lakes Steel.
Later he became self-employed as the owner of two motels. In 1976, Bob retired from both to enjoy his retired years traveling with his wife, Aggie, and enjoying the beauty of the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico.
Bob was a very loving and devoted family man. 
He passed away on May 13, 1997, after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Aggie; one son, Jim; three grandsons, Jim Jr., Matt and Tim.

Lee E. Gill
WINFIELD -- Lee E. Gill, 66, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., former resident of Winfield and Howard, retired truck driver for Boeing, Cessna and Beech, died Aug. 5.
Memorial services -- 2 p.m., Thursday, Howard Cemetery.
Survivors -- sons, Allen Slover of Wichita and Gene Slover of Port St. Lucie; companion, Audry Nettrouer of Oxford; and two grandsons. 
Memorial -- American Cancer Society. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service.
Miles Funeral Service.

Charles Dean Moser, Sr.
Charles Dean Moser, Sr., 66, of Mayfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at the Harry S. Truman V.A. Hospital, in Columbia, Missouri. 
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 11, 1997 at the Mayfield Federated Church with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. 
Interment will be in the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, Kansas. 
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening til 9 p.m.
Dean was born on August 23, 1931 near Mayfield, Kansas, the son of Charles Francis and Iva Grace Chiles Moser. He was raised in the Mayfield area and attended Milan High School.
He married Bonnie Ruth Bell Claiborne on Dec. 10, 1977 in Wellington. 
He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1974 after which he went to work in Wichita at Aero Space Systems & Components from where he retired in May 1997. 
Dean was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church, a lifemember of Tom Schwinn American Legion Post #90, a memeber of Dan C. Matson V.F.W. Post No. 881, Wellington Lodge No. 150, AF & AM, the York Rite, Wichita Consistory of Scottish Rite, and Phoenix chapter No. 159 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie of the home in Mayfield; two sons, Charles Fred Moser of Wichita, Mark Oskar Moser of El Dorado, one stepson, Duane Claiborne fo Wellington; two daughters, Deanna Grace Soell of Wichita, and Teresa Ellen Metzen of Wellington; one step-daughter Yvonna Larimore of Wellington; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Charles Dean Moser and Timothy Dean Moser.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Earl W. Hardiman
Earl W. Hardiman, 53, lifelong Wellington resident, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 1997. He was an assistant supervisor for Farmland Elevator and had worked there since 1961.
Hardiman was born March 20, 1944 in Wellington to Mark and Margaret (Butler) Hardiman. He married Debora Crawford on May 15, 1982 in Peabody.
He was a graduate of Wellington High School. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, where he was active in the church and held several positions through the years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark, in 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Debora, of the home; his stepson, Jim Arnold of Wichita; his mother, Margaret Hardiman of Wellington; and two sisters, Nancy Nelson of Denver, Colo. and Pat Osborne of Topeka. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the First Assembly of God Church. Pastor Charles Taff will officiate.
Interment will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the First Assembly of God Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Theron Ord Popplewell
Theron Ord Popplewell, 73, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of South Haven, retired painter and carpenter, died Thursday.
Survivors -- son, Tommy, of Overton, Nev.; daughters, Marsha Mille rof Arlington, Texas, Tammy Dickerton of Overton and Susan Popplewell of Salem, Ore.; sisters, Pauline Robinson of Azle, Texas, Anna Mae Coggins of Arkansas City and Garnett Craig of Wellington; and seven grandchildren.
[Published October 21, 1997]

Melvin G. "Mouse" Totten
Melvin G. "Mouse" Totten, age 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at his home, following a long illness.
He was a retired farmer of Sumner County, where he lived and farmed his entire life except for the four years he spent in World War II from February 1942 until December 1945.
He was born May 4, 1919 in rural Oxford, to Glenn Alexander Totten and Mary Mabel (Justus) Totten. He graduated from Geuda Springs High School with the class of 1936. 
He was married to Betty Lou Davis on Sept. 7, 1946 in Wellington. He farmed in the Wellington vicinity for over 30 years, retiring in 1980.
Melvin was always working toward making the community a better place to live and was proud of his farming and the neatness of his place.
He was a man of high ideals and a great family man.
He was a talented musician and entertained in his spare time with the harp and guitar. For many years, while the boys were growing up, he took them when performing at community meetings and family gatherings. 
He started playing the harp and guitar as a small boy and would practice whenever he could find a minute between his field work and chores. His music has been his therapy.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Post 90, a life member of VFW Post 881 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He also served as trustee of Avon Township for 20 years, helped organize Rural Water District No. 1 and served on the Avon Township Fire Board.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; two sons, Gary Totten, of Wichita, and Carl and his wife, Margaret, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one brother, Lowell, of Wichita; one sister, Zola Gottlob, of Winfield; four granddaughters; eight grandsons; two great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Kendall d. Finley and the Rev. Sally Shore officiating. Interment will be in the Sumner Memorial Gardens. 
Memorials are to the Hospice, Inc. or First Christian Church.
Frank Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, with military graveside services by the American Legion Post 90 and VFW Post 881. 
Visitation at the funeral home is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Herschel "Dene" Heskett
Graveside services for Herschel "Dene" Heskett, who died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, were held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Nel Holmes, of the First United Methodist Church, officiated.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Antonia 'Toni' Caudillo
Antonia "Toni" Caudillo, age 69, life resident of Wellington, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997.
She was born in Wellington on Dec. 14, 1927 to Juan and Delfina (Diaz) Caudillo. She attended school at Second Ward, Wellington Junior High and Wellington High School.
Toni played piano and viola for over 40 years, traveling across the central United States performing with her brother's family band, "The Caudillo's."
Antonia spent many hours working with her mother and friends on fund-raising projects for the St. Rose of Lima building committee. She was active in the Sewing Circles, Quilting Committee and special food projects to raise funds for the building of the church.
As her health failed this past year, Toni spent a lot of time in the hospital and confined to her home. She was cared for and visited by her many dear friends and family, making her last days very special and loving.
Antonia was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Delfina Caudillo, and her sister, Valentina.
She is survived by her brothers, Pedro of Wichita, Greg of Wellington and Julio of El Paso, Texas; her nieces, Juanita M. Avalos-Abasolo of Wellington, Iris A. Torres of Wellington, Cathy Caudillo of Chicago and Luciana Caudillo of El Paso; her nephew, Champ Caudillo of Wellington; and nine great-nieces and nephews, Zachary Caudillo, Kelli and Kylie Caudillo, Adriana, J.J. and Jennie Avalos and Felicia, Reynaldo and Chris Torres.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Andrew J. Seiler officiating.
Friends may call at the Frank Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established with the National Kidney Foundation. Memorial donations may be left at the funeral home.

Edith H. Hill
Edith H. Hill, 86, of Wellington, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Cedar View Good Samaritan Center.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellington. The Rev. Larry Stewart will officiate.
Private family interment will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.
A memorial has been established with the Wellington First Presbyterian Church and Future's Unlimited College House. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Hill was born on Jan. 10, 1911 in Portland, the daughter of George E. and Minnie May Haller Paton. She married Howard Hill on Sept. 16, 1932 in Arkansas City.
She taught school for many years in Sumner County, starting in a one-room school in Geuda Springs and later being a substitute teacher in Wellington for 25 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jeanne and her husband, Lee Hite, M.D. of Shreveport, La., and Kathryn and her husband, Richard Strickler of Bronxville, N.Y.; one brother, Gale G. Paton of Arkansas City; four grandchildren, Katherine Closman of Austin, Texas, Julie Taylor, M.D., of San Francisco, Calif., Jane Strickler of Bronxville and John Hite of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Oct. 14, 1991; one brother, Glenn D. Paton; and one sister, Leota Woods.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Ivan W. Reneau
CALDWELL - Ivan W. Reneau, 92, retired Santa Fe Railroad track inspector, died Thursday.
Graveside services - 2 p.m., Monday, Aline Star Cemetery, Aline, Okla.
Survivors - sons, Jim of Caldwell, Earl of Medicine Lodge, Tom of Afton, Okla. and Dale of Joplin, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchilden.
Memorial - Alzheimer's Association.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.
[Published Nov. 14, 1997]

Alvin R. Pulliam
Alvin R. Pulliam, 84, retired tool manufacturer, of South Haven, died Wednesday.
Memorial services - private, to be at a later time.
Surivors - wife, Betty of Derby; sons, John of Uniontown, Ohio, Frank of California, Alvin Jr. of Henryville, Ind., Allen of Derby, Wayne of Canal Fulton, Ohio and Leonard of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Louise Lemon of Kenmore, Ohio, Corrine Pulliam of Ohio, Nancy Lemon of Akron, Ohio and Lynn Harper of Wadsworth, Ohio; sister, Belle Lawrence of Trenton, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published Nov. 14, 1997]

James "Jim" Smith
James "Jim" Smith, 53, CNC Auto Riveter Programmer/Operator at Learjet of Wellington, died Sunday, Nov. 16.
Services - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997 at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita.
Survivors -- wife, Betty of the home; son, James Nathan Smith of Pensacola, FL; Parents, John & Loraine Sanders of Wellington. 
Resthaven Mortuary.
[Published Nov. 18, 1997]

Virginia Lee Blue
Virginia Lee Blue, 88, of Emporia, died Sunday, Nov. 16 at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Emporia.
Funeral services - 10:00 Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the First Christian Church, Emporia. Pastor Hal Dungan of the church will officiate.
Graveside services - 3:00 p.m. at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Ken Findley, First Christian Church, officiating.
Survivors - sisters, Martha Clevenger of Emporia, Carol McKee of Waynesboro, Penn.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. 
Memorials - The Hymnal fund at the First Christian Church, Emporia, or The Large Print Book Program of the Emporia Public Library, Emporia. Donations in care of The Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia, KS.
Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.
[Published Nov. 18, 1997]

Lester A. Watts
Lester A. Watts, 84, retired farmer and Corbin Cafe owner and operator from Corbin, died Monday, Nov. 17.
Graveside Services - 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, Corzine Cemetery, Corbin. Interment at Corzine Cemetery, Corbin.
Survivors -- sister, Izetta Henderson, Clearwater.
Memorial - Corbin Softball Program.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary.

Ina Veetta Brooks Stacey
Ina Veetta Brooks Stacey, 87, a former Norwich resident, died Monday, November 17, 1997 at Walnut Valley Manor, Augusta.
Services - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at the Church of Christ, Norwich, Michael Ward officiating. Interment in the Upchurch Cemetery, Norwich.
Survivors - sons, Audie R. Brooks of Odessa, Texas, Kenneth D. Brooks Augusta; daughters, Betty Jo Gustin of Aguila, Arizona, Sharon L. Brewer of Garden City; sisters, Edith Patty of Berryville, Arkansas, Hattie Martin of Salinas, California. 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Ebersole Mortuary.

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