The Topeka Capital-Journal 2000 Obituaries and Funeral Home Announcements

01 Jan 2000

02 Jan 2000

03 Jan 2000

Cecelia M (ZORN) Abel; 93; Topeka KS

04 Jan 2000

05 Jan 2000

Alberta Adeline (Way) Alberg; 88; Topeka KS

06 Jan 2000

B. Frances (Porter) Adams; 87; Westville MO>Topeka KS

07 Jan 2000

Nellie "Lucille" (Blanton) Amthauer; 80; Junction City KS

08 Jan 2000

Juanita (Seon) Adams; 94; Clay Center KS

09 Jan 2000

10 Jan 2000

11 Jan 2000

Clarence J Anderson; 94; Waverly KS


Lola Pearl (Andrew) Anderson; 86; Madison KS

12 Jan 2000

13 Jan 2000

14 Jan 2000

15 Jan 2000

Alvina D (Schweir) Armbrust; 97; Wamego KS

16 Jan 2000

17 Jan 2000

18 Jan 2000

Jeannine Marie Adolph; 49; Topeka KS

19 Jan 2000

20 Jan 2000

Dorothy L (Plowman) Anderson; 92; Ottawa KS


Ray T Arnold; 80; Manhattan KS


Grant Thomas Beckley; 0; Topeka KS

21 Jan 2000

Elva (Van Meter) [Hunt] Apel; 108; Rockport MO>Topeka KS

22 Jan 2000

23 Jan 2000

Frances Cecelia (Hercules) Adkins; 67; Topeka KS


Florence L (Nemecheck) Arganbright; 86; Glen Flora TX>Blue Rapids KS


Veronica M Arington; 87; Humboldt NE

24 Jan 2000

Esther L (Jones) Alford; 76; Eudora KS


Derreldine Lee "Gerry" (Birdsell) Artzer; 73; Topeka KS

25 Jan 2000

Geraldine Lee "Gerry" (Birdsell) Artzer; 73; Topeka KS

26 Jan 2000

Lyle C Arand; 83; St Marys KS


Florence L (Nemechek) Arganbright; 86; Glen Flora TX>Blue Rapids KS


Lois "Lollie" (Miller) Cassety; 88; Milford KS>Springdale AR

27 Jan 2000

Virginia (PAULING) Aberwald; 88; Kansas City MO>Topeka KS


Lydia E (Buchmeier) Anderson; 92; Topeka KS


Pearl E (Olson) Anderson; 91; Concordia KS

28 Jan 2000

Marjorie A (Bommer) Allerheiligen; 93; Marysville KS

29 Jan 2000

Madelon (Keene) Armour; 79; Hutchinson KS


, Darlene Lillian (Linder) [Mobley] Appelhans; 79; Carthage MO>Topeka KS

30 Jan 2000

31 Jan 2000

01 Feb 2000

02 Feb 2000

Gwenneth E (Shirley) Alderson; 88; Emporia KS


Guadalupe M "Lupe" Amaro; 77; Topeka KS


Stanalene "Stannie" (Skidmore) Anderson; 73; Morgantown WV>Topeka KS

03 Feb 2000

04 Feb 2000

Richard L "Dick" Arthur; 76; Topeka KS>Kansas City MO

05 Feb 2000

06 Feb 2000

Robert Gustin Agin; 80; Emporia KS

07 Feb 2000

Robert Gustin Agin; 80; Emporia KS

10 Feb 2000

Dorothy A (Rodocker) Anderson; 90; Topeka KS

11 Feb 2000

Raymond A Ames; 76; Purcell OK>Topeka KS

12 Feb 2000

Dorothy J. Aiken; 85; Adrian IL>Manhattan KS


Lillian (Proctor) Carver; 85; Iola KS>Russellville AR


Ralph J Caruthers; 77; Baldwin City KS

13 Feb 2000

Maurice Raymond Abney; 71; West Frankfort IL>Topeka KS

14 Feb 2000

15 Feb 2000

Helen Marie (Keyes) Arnold; 77; Sapulpa OK>New Braunfels TX

16 Feb 2000

17 Feb 2000

18 Feb 2000

19 Feb 2000

Rubye C (Southard) Adair; 82; Rushville MO>Atchison KS


James R. Ainsworth; 65; Robline LA>Emporia KS


Clinton Orla Aley; 69; Topeka KS


Gladys M (Esping) Anderson; 84; Phelps Co NE>Topeka KS


George R Andrews; 69; Topeka KS

20 Feb 2000

Damon Jumar Anderson; 25; Topeka KS


Magdalene "Mag" (Christian) Anderson; 90; Clay Center KS

21 Feb 2000

Ilesh Abhir; 27; Hoyt KS

22 Feb 2000

Fern Ethel (Burkett) Allen; 87; Jasper MO>Iola KS


George R Andrews; 69; Jackson MI>Topeka KS

23 Feb 2000

24 Feb 2000

25 Feb 2000

26 Feb 2000

27 Feb 2000

Rebecca L (Witthauer) (Williamson) Andersen; 50; Council Bluffs IA>Columbus NE


Joseph P Arnold; 78; Omaha NE>Lawrence KS

28 Feb 2000

29 Feb 2000

James Nels Aspelin; 77; Manhattan KS

01 Mar 2000

02 Mar 2000

03 Mar 2000

04 Mar 2000

05 Mar 2000

06 Mar 2000

Warren Jay Alley; 70; Holton KS


Alfred J "Jack" Casady; 84; Cantril IA>Manhattan KS

07 Mar 2000

Hazel R (Colerick) Caruthers; 86; Mud Springs NE>Wichita KS

08 Mar 2000

09 Mar 2000

Delphia Sylvia (Mugler) Alquist; 93; Clay Center KS

10 Mar 2000

11 Mar 2000

Alfred R. Ahrens, Jr.; 76; Hiawtha KS


Paul Ernest "Ernie" Cashatt; 77; Topeka KS

12 Mar 2000

13 Mar 2000

14 Mar 2000

15 Mar 2000

Fern U (Brenner) Acker; 105; Topeka KS


Dr Ray Carter; 91; Britton OK>Topeka KS; Topeka C-J

16 Mar 2000

17 Mar 2000

18 Mar 2000

Avery M Carter; 87; Fairview OK>Yates Center KS

19 Mar 2000

20 Mar 2000

21 Mar 2000

22 Mar 2000

Anna May (Shearer) (Cloud) Alfrey; 71; Topeka KS

23 Mar 2000

Anna May (Shearer) (Cloud) Alfrey; 71; Topeka KS


Dorothy Grace (Edington) Carson; 88; Overland Park KS

24 Mar 2000

25 Mar 2000

26 Mar 2000

Damon Jumar Anderson; 25; Topeka KS


Harold Carter; 78; Knoxey OK>Topeka KS

27 Mar 2000

Betty L (McCleery) Andrews; 75; Commerce OK>Topeka KS

28 Mar 2000

Raymond Peery Arvin; 81; Vandalia MO>Prescott AZ

29 Mar 2000

Mauree W. Alexander, Jr.; 42; Marshall TX>San Diego CA

30 Mar 2000

31 Mar 2000

01 Apr 2000

02 Apr 2000

03 Apr 2000

04 Apr 2000

05 Apr 2000

06 Apr 2000

Raymond L "Doc" Andrews; 81; Emporia KS

07 Apr 2000

08 Apr 2000

Mary Ruth (Arganbright) Ackley; 92; Onaga KS

09 Apr 2000

Dr Stephen A Appelbaum; 73; Santa Fe NM

10 Apr 2000

11 Apr 2000

Earl Walter Amthauer; 83; Topeka KS

12 Apr 2000

13 Apr 2000

Marie I. (Scheuermann) (DeMotte) Allen; 86; Topeka KS

14 Apr 2000

Larry Dean Allen; 63; Eskridge KS


Patricia Ann "Pat" (Martin) Cash; 56; ortsmouth VA>Overland Park KS

15 Apr 2000

William L. Albott; 79; Topeka KS

16 Apr 2000

17 Apr 2000

18 Apr 2000

Mary E (Cabbell) Adams; 71; Sioux City IA>Topeka KS


Morgan K. Allison; 88; Lawrence KS


Thomas Eugene "Gene" Anderson; 67; Overbrook KS

19 Apr 2000

20 Apr 2000

Ethel M. "Grandma" (Slagel) Allen; 92; Fort Madison IA>Topeka KS

21 Apr 2000

22 Apr 2000

G. L. "Jerry" Albright; 81; Topeka KS


Clyde M Carver; 78; Topeka KS

23 Apr 2000

24 Apr 2000

25 Apr 2000

Jean E (McBride) Anderson; 86; Red Willow CAN>Manhattan KS

26 Apr 2000

27 Apr 2000

28 Apr 2000

Eleanor C (Dodson) Anderson; 89; Kansas City MO>Topeka KS

29 Apr 2000

30 Apr 2000

01 May 2000

Elizabeth (Gill) Carter; 70; Crystal City MO>Topeka KS

02 May 2000

03 May 2000

04 May 2000

05 May 2000

06 May 2000

Harry Neil Alverson; 60; Kansas City MO

07 May 2000

08 May 2000

09 May 2000

10 May 2000

11 May 2000

Geneva L (Harms) Anderson; 82; Hoyt KS

12 May 2000

13 May 2000

14 May 2000

15 May 2000

16 May 2000

Tracy "ElDelle" (Johnson) Anderson; 92; Mankato KS

17 May 2000

Viola F (Webb) Aldridge; 93; Concordia KS

18 May 2000

19 May 2000

Robert Earl "Bob" Aberle; 65; Topeka KS

20 May 2000

, Letha Faye (Potter) Applegate; 86; Emporia KS

21 May 2000

22 May 2000

23 May 2000

24 May 2000

25 May 2000

26 May 2000

J Marjorie "Jessie" (Kelley) Carter; 90; Emporia KS

27 May 2000

Susue B (Bartel) Adrian; 98; Burrton KS>Corn OK


Bonietta Fern (Lady) Anderson; 58; Lawrence KS

28 May 2000

29 May 2000

30 May 2000

31 May 2000

01 Jun 2000

Ida Mae (Greemore) (Eubanks) Alters; 80; Olathe KS

02 Jun 2000

Ida Mae (Greemore) (Eubanks) Alters; 80; Olathe KS

07 Jun 2000

Arle Kenneth Allen; 83; Centralia KS>Jasper TX

09 Jul 2000

Maxine L (Spannagel) Anderson; 77; Topeka KS

10 Jun 2000

Golda N (Nine) Casey; 93; Indian Terr OK>Emporia KS

13 Jun 2000

Edna (Martin) [Kuntz] Anderson; 93; Hanover KS>Ontario CA

14 Jun 2000

Betty Pauline (Shaw) Adams; 74; Neosho Falls KS>Dallas TX

22 Jun 2000

Robert Scott "Bobby" Carter; 49; Landau DEU>Topeka KS

23 Jun 2000

William G. "Bill" Akin; 72; Manhattan KS

24 Jun 2000

William G. "Bill" Akin; 72; Manhattan KS

27 Jun 2000

Gloria J (Fritz) Adam; 62; Concordia KS

02 Jul 2000

Hazel F (Reynolds) Allison; 77; Topeka KS

10 Jul 2000, Monday

Beatrice Reba Allen; 49; Atchison KS

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Helen L (Herren) Andres; 82; Topeka KS

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Darwin W "Doc" Acheson; 83; Topeka KS

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20 Jul 2000, Thursday

Darwyn Acheson

EFFINGHAM -- Darwyn W. "Doc" Acheson, 83, Effingham, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Acheson was a farmer and stockman. He also worked at the former Wilson Hawk Livestock Auction, Effingham, and the Estes Atchison County Livestock Auction for a total of 27 years. He served in the Army 31st Signal Corp. during World War II.

He was born Nov. 23, 1916, on a farm southwest of Effingham, the son of John Raymond and Elizabeth May Piper Acheson. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School, where he was a charter member of the FFA Chapter.

Mr. Acheson was a former member of the Effingham Union Church, the Lancaster Saddle Club, Jackson-Farmers Co-op Association, and the Atchison County Farm Bureau. He served on the Maple Grove School Board, the Benton Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Road Township Board. He was a 52-year member and past commander of the Gibson-McFarland Post No. 28 of the American Legion, and Fleming-Jackson-Seever Post No. 6 of the American Legion. He also served as second vice-commander and on the community services committee.

Mr. Acheson helped with the Legions Bingo for more than 22 years, and he contributed more than 750 hours of volunteer service to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Leavenworth. He received the Liberty Bell Award from the Lawyers Club, and he was instrumental in starting the Atchison County Fair Parade.

He married Elva Eileen Gontz on Jan. 15, 1946, in Effingham. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Raymond Acheson, Effingham; three daughters, Leota Flory and Elva Wilson, both of Atchison, and Nancy Kleopper, Lancaster; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Effingham Union Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Acheson will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at O'Trimble Funeral Home in Effingham, where visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. He will lie in state at the church one hour before service time Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Darwyn W. Acheson Memorial Fund, to be used for community projects, and sent in care of the funeral home.


Jessie Ashton

Jessie Marie Ashton, 81, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Ashton worked for the Santa Fe Railway General Offices until she retired.

She was born June 21, 1919, in Horton, the daughter of Otie M. and Jessie Stone Stone.

Mrs. Ashton was a member of Oakland Church of the Nazarene.

She married Ivan D. Ashton on May 10, 1936, in Hiawatha. He preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1968.

Survivors include two daughters, Dixie Wright, Topeka, and Linda Dennison, Tecumseh; a son, Gary Ashton, Topeka; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Oakland Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Ashton will lie in state after 10 a.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Church of the Nazarene, 939 N.E. Oakland, Topeka, 66616.


Connie Baker

EMPORIA -- Connie E. Baker, 52, Emporia, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Wichita hospital.

Mrs. Baker worked 10 years at Kmart and three years at the Family Dollar Store, both in Emporia. She often wrote poetry for her co-workers, friends and family.

She was born March 29, 1948, in Burlington, the daughter of Bruce and Emma McCullough Stanton.

Mrs. Baker was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Emporia and the American Association of Retired Persons.

She married Kenneth Baker on Aug. 21, 1966, in Emporia. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Karl Baker, Emporia, and Kevin Baker, Strong City; a daughter, Christina Sill, Emporia; her mother, Emma Stanton, Emporia; three brothers, Vernon Stanton, Manhattan, Roy Stanton Sr., Emporia, and David Stanton, Garnett; a sister, Robin Jones, Springfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emporia Friends of the Zoo and sent in care of the funeral home.


Marilyn Baringer

LAWRENCE -- Marilynn D. Baringer, 72, Lawrence, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Lawrence nursing home.

Mrs. Baringer taught home economics at John Adams High School in South Bend, Ind., for many years before she retired.

She was born April 25, 1928, in South Bend, the daughter of Chester and Iva Rogers Shively. She attended school in Indiana and earned a teaching degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She moved to Lawrence in 1999.

Mrs. Baringer was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Purdue University.

She married Joe Baringer on June 28, 1952, in South Bend. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Philip Baringer, Lawrence; a sister, Joan M. Bork, Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Paris Cemetery in New Paris, Ind. A memorial reception will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bloomington Country Club in Bloomington, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Rieth, Rohrer and Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen, Ind., is in charge of Indiana arrangements.


W Edna Brown

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for W. Edna Brown, 89, Topeka, who died Friday, July 14, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born Oct. 14, 1910, in Muskogee, Okla., to Dr. Edward and Callie Patterson Morrison, and had lived in Topeka since 1943. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Topeka Veterans Administration Medical Center for 28 years.

She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Hulah Strater Court No. 21 of Heroines of Jericho and Fannie Allen Court No. 9 of Order of Cyrenes. She was a past worthy matron of Rebecca Chapter No. 8 of Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Widows of World War I Veterans and past president of the Bertha Dandridge Oriental Literary and Art Club of the Kansas Association of Colored Women's Clubs Inc. She was a member of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Peoples, and her second husband, Leonard Brown. A son, Earl Peoples, died in 1988. A daughter, Nerissa Holmes, died in November 1994. A son, Lee Peoples, died in June 2000.

Survivors include two brothers, Hubert Bowen, Fontana, Calif., and Oscar Bowen, San Bernardino, Calif.; four sisters, Lectra L. Thomas and Rose Hudson, both in Oklahoma City, Edwina M. Hammond, Carson, Calif., and Victoria Green, Kearney, Neb.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. A wake and visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral chapel.


Reginald Franzen

Reginald Franzen, 49, Topeka, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Topeka hospice.

Mr. Franzen worked for Famous Brands Distributors until he became ill. He also served five years in the National Guard.

He was born June 11, 1951, in Topeka, the son of Dean and Pauline McDaniel Franzen. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1969, where he was active in the music department as a member of the Scot Singers and school musicals. He also attended Washburn University and continued his singing.

Mr. Franzen was an avid bowler and a member of many bowling leagues.

Survivors include his father, Dean S. Franzen, Topeka; his stepmother, Mary Franzen, Topeka; his mother, Pauline Franzen, Olathe; four sisters, Jane Cipolla, Overbrook, Karen Kohn, Baldwin City, Kimberly Talley, Pittsburg, and Martha Franzen, Topeka; three brothers, Daniel Franzen, Osage City, Douglas Franzen, Burlingame, and Kevin Franzen, Topeka; and his fiancee, Phyllis Reece, Silver Lake.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Franzen will lie in state at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606.


Peter Gutierrez

Peter O. Gutierrez, 75, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Gutierrez had owned and operated Pete's Repair Service since the 1950s, and he specialized in television repair. He earlier had worked for Quinton-Duffens Optical.

He was born April 9, 1925, in Topeka, the son of Prescilano and Lorenza Ortiz Gutierrez. He graduated from Topeka Capitol Catholic High School.

Mr. Gutierrez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He married Mary Hernandez in 1976 in Kansas City, Kan. She preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1994.

Survivors include a brother, Cipriano Gutierrez, Topeka; and a sister, Angela Perez, Topeka.

Mr. Gutierrez was cremated. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. July 29 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Building Fund, 1008 N.E. Atchison, Topeka, 66616.


Helen Kirkland

RANTOUL -- Helen Ida Kirkland, 73, Rantoul, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Kirkland and her husband farmed and operated a dairy southwest of Rantoul. She also had worked for the Agnes Roseberry Nursing Home in Osawatomie for 10 years and for the Richmond Nursing Home in Richmond. She worked in the assembly department of Ottawa Truck and at King Radio in Ottawa, where she put together the KX175B nav-com systems for airplanes. She retired in 1982.

She was born July 14, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George and Dora Christonish Dragieff. She attended school in Peoria and West Valley country school in rural Franklin County.

Mrs. Kirkland attended Foursquare Church at Goodrich.

She married Harold R. "Bill" Kirkland on July 17, 1943. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1986. She also was preceded in death by three sons, Steven Kirkland, Tony Kirkland and Bill Kirkland, a daughter, Vickie Lynn Shafer, and a grandson, Jonathan Chase.

Survivors include nine daughters, Dottie Jackson, Cindy Chase and Virginia Finch, all of Rantoul, Sally Hurt and JoAnn Thomas, both of Osawatomie, Helen Marie Schneider, Pomona, Debbie Rogers, Little River, and Wilda Morrow and Donna White, both of Pierce City, Mo.; two sons, Leroy Kirkland and Johnnie Kirkland, both of Rantoul; two brothers, Jacob Dragieff, Leavenworth, and Pete Dragieff, St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Virginia Dragieff and Sophie Day, both in Oklahoma, and Josephine Leskis, Illinois; 50 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be in the Ruhamah Cemetery near Rantoul. Mrs. Kirkland will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Donna Lynd

STOCKTON -- Donna M. Lynd, 101, Stockton, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at a Stockton nursing home.

She was born July 6, 1899, in Gravette, Ark., the daughter of James and Emaline Cline Zink. She moved to Stockton from Topeka four years ago.

Mrs. Lynd was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka and the auxiliaries to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, the Social 20 Club and the United Methodist Women, all in Smith Center. She also was a Gold Star Mother.

She married Miles "Mick" Lynd on June 17, 1918, in Stockton. He preceded her in death April 30, 1969. Mrs. Lynd also was preceded in death by two sons, Miles Lynd Jr. and James Lynd, and an infant daughter, Genevieve Lynd.

Survivors include five daughters, Vivian Marshall and Donna Weidler, both of Topeka, Fawn Kutnick, Manhattan, Sharon Morneau, Denver, and Sheila Latham, Stockton; two sons, Harold Lynd, Topeka, and J.D. Lynd, Huron, S.D.; a brother, Vernon Zink, Albany, Ore.; two sisters, Margaret Walliser and Dorothy Plummer, both of Emporia; 35 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stockton Congregational Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Ellis. Mrs. Lynd will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Solomon Valley Manor, the Congregational Church or to the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Russell Michaels

COUNCIL GROVE -- Russell Michaels, 83, Council Grove, was found dead at his home Thursday, July 13, 2000.

Mr. Michaels worked for Rip Bruckner for more than 25 years before he retired in 1986.

He was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Carrolton, Mo., the son of Charlie and Rose Smith Michaels. He was placed in an orphanage after his mother died, and he signed out on work release at age 9. He went to live with Joseph and Laura Banks when he was 16 years old. He was a 75-year resident of Lyon and Morris counties.

Mr. Michaels attended Berean Baptist Church in Council Grove.

He married Laura Belle Kellogg Banks on Aug. 20, 1955. She preceded him in death Jan. 18, 1988. He later married Lela Gaither, who also was found dead in the home July 13. Mr. Michaels also was preceded in death by several stepchildren.

Survivors include a brother, Hester Michaels, Richmond, Mo.; a sister, Bessie Shaffer, Carrolton, Mo.; a half sister, Mickey Wheeler, Norborne, Mo.; several stepchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kendall Funeral Chapel in Council Grove. Burial in Four-Mile Cemetery south of Council Grove will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Council Grove Senior Citizens Center and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


Ralph Moore

WICHITA -- Ralph W. Moore, 69, formerly of Topeka, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his home in Wichita.

Mr. Moore was a retired sales representative.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Moore, Phoenix, and Casey Moore, Edmond, Okla.; a stepson, Jason Moore Thompson, Newton; two daughters, Dianna Sewell, Blackwell, Okla., and Deborah Kirkpatrick, Alvo, Neb.; a brother, John Moore, Topeka; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Christian Church in Ponca City, Okla. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla.

Hillside East Funeral Home in Wichita is in charge of arrangements.


W Bion Moore

HIAWATHA -- W. Bion Moore, 93, formerly of Brown County, died April 7, 2000, in El Paso, Texas.

Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hiawatha Cemetery. Hiawatha Lodge No. 35 will conduct the services, and inurnment will be at the B.B. Idol family plot.

Memorial contributions may be made to hospice or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha is in charge of arrangements.


Karin Rice

Karin Rice, 63, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her home. She had ovarian cancer.

Mrs. Rice operated the Billard Airport restaurant a few years in the early 1990s.

She was born May 29, 1937, in Dessau, East Germany, the daughter of Franz and Charlotte Raket GŁnther. She was raised in East Germany and fled the East Zion on Aug. 20, 1955. She made it to Schoenberg, West Berlin, and six months later, when her parents fled the East Zone, she settled with them in the Koblenz area of West Germany. She had lived in the United States since September 1961. She became a U.S. citizen in April 1963. She had lived in Topeka since September 1970.

Mrs. Rice was a member of the Auxiliary to Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion and was active in the Coffee House project that hosted a monthly party for area mentally disabled children. She also was a member of the 8 et Forty.

She married Robert Rice on Nov. 20, 1959, at Vallendar, West Germany. He survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Missy Behymer, Eileen Joost and Roberta Rice; all of Topeka; a son, Robert Rice IV, Topeka; and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Rice was cremated. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel. Inurnment will be at Zion Cemetery southeast of Topeka. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stormont-Vail Hospice, 2252 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66604.


Faun Scott

ATCHISON -- Faun Douglas Scott, 64, Atchison, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Scott worked for Rockwell International in Atchison until he retired as a foreman in the cleaning department in the early 1990s.

He was born Dec. 11, 1935, in Atchison, the son of Faun T. and Nina Roberts Scott.

Mr. Scott was a member of First Christian Church, Post No. 6 of the American Legion, Post No. 1175 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles Lodge.

He married Shirley Scott in 1955. They were divorced.

Survivors include six sons, Don Kelley, Tacoma, Wash., Carl Douglas Scott, Houston, Michael Warren Scott, Kenneth Wayne Scott and Kevin James Scott, all of Atchison, and Richard Eugene Scott, Kansas City, Kan.; seven brothers, William David Scott, Topeka, Tom Scott, Mexico, N.Y., Ray Keith Scott and Bruce Scott, both of Atchison, Tim Scott, Jacksonville, Fla., Jody Scott, Lancaster, and Brad Scott, St. Joseph, Mo.; four sisters, Sue Seetin, Linda Feek and Juliene Wilson, all of Atchison, and April Rollinson, Lansing; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Dorothy Shelby

WAMEGO -- Dorothy Shelby, 90, formerly of Wamego and Manhattan, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at a Mobile, Ala., care center.

Mrs. Shelby worked for Bell Telephone many years ago. She later retired as an office manager for a branch office of Manhattan Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

She was born Aug. 6, 1909, in Goff, the daughter of Earl E. and Elsie Callahan Gafford. She lived most her life in Wamego and Manhattan. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1929. She had lived in Eudora for 15 years and five years in Waco, Texas. She lived the past five years in Hurley, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.

She married Jesse "Jake" Shelby on March 1, 1941. He preceded her in death June 3, 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Lana Roberts, Hurley, Miss.; a brother, Gene Gafford, Kansas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. Mrs. Shelby will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the R.J. Evans Mortuary in Wamego, where visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Larry Slocum

CIRCLEVILLE -- Larry Slocum, 58, Circleville, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his home.

Services will be announced by Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.


John Stadler

John J. Stadler, 78, Topeka, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home.

Services will be announced by Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.


Elda Stephenson

Elda Love Stephenson, 91, Topeka, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born Aug. 12, 1908, in Burlingame, the daughter of David and Ellen Jane Bell Love. She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1927, and she attended Strickler's Business College in Topeka.

She married Robert N. Stephenson on Feb. 4, 1933, in Harrisonville, Mo. He preceded her in death March 7, 1991. A daughter, Anita May Stephenson, died in 1939.

Survivors include a son, James Stephenson, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Leora Harrison, Lenexa; a stepson, Edwin Stephenson, San Mateo, Calif.; a brother, Donald Love, Del Ray Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Moore, Topeka, and Doris Darby, Burlingame; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel. Entombment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum. Mrs. Stephenson will lie in state after noon today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 S.W. 6th, Topeka, 66606, or Stormont-Vail Hospice, 2252 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66604, or the charity of the donor's choice.


Emory Strauss

JUNCTION CITY -- Emory Cecil Strauss, 66, Junction City, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Strauss was a dairy farmer in Geary County for 30 years, and he operated heavy equipment.

He was born Jan. 26, 1934, the son of Emil Herman and Gertrude Cecelia Carlson Strauss. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1958, and he was a lifelong resident of Geary County.

Mr. Strauss was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he served as a trustee. He was vice president of the Soil Conservation District and a recipient of the Soil Conservation Award, and he also was a member of the Kansas Dairy Association.

He married Waltrand Gertrude Holle on Nov. 20, 1966.

Survivors include a son, Mike Strauss, Junction City; three daughters, Isabell Schmedemann, Lawrence, Judy Fielder, Chapman, and Elizabeth Schonberner, Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Bill Strauss, Junction City; two sisters, Cecilia Helmke and Roseanna Upham, both of Junction City; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Junction City. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Geary County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church General Fund, 5805 Clarks Creek Road, Junction City, 66441, or the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604.

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Brad Brady

ROSSVILLE -- Services will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel in Topeka for Brad Russell Brady, 23, Rossville. He died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Holton hospital.


Esther Buttenhoff

ALMA -- Esther M. Buttenhoff, 85, Alma, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at an Alma nursing home.

Services will be announced by R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma.


James Callahan

LAWRENCE -- James "Donald" Callahan, Lawrence, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home.

Services will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.


Mabel Dibbern

Mabel Leota Dibbern, 94, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born Jan. 20, 1906, at Meriden, the daughter of Floyd Everett and Mertie Ione Cochren Banta. She graduated from Delia High School in 1924. She and her husband farmed near Delia for many years.

She married Henry Dibbern on June 4, 1924, in Delia. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1996. A son, Harold Dibbern, preceded her in death in 1970, and a daughter, Shirley Ross, died in 1994.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Dibbern, Topeka; three daughters, Louise Brandenburg, Topeka, Avis Bratton, Collinsville, Okla., and Geneva Whitfield, Mishawaka, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Dibbern will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Everett Donley

OTTAWA -- Everett W. Donley, 76, Ottawa, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at an Overland Park hospital.

Mr. Donley owned and operated the Sinclair Service Station in Excelsior Springs, Mo., from 1960 to 1975. He later was the maintenance supervisor for Excelsior Springs until he retired in 1987.

He was born June 14, 1924, in Eminence, Mo., the son of Fred and Sally Donley. He had lived in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and O'Fallon, Mo., before moving to Ottawa 13 years ago.

Mr. Donley was a member of Cherry Street Wesleyan Church in Ottawa.

He married Edith V. Delashmit on June 11, 1945, at St. Louis. She preceded him in death July 11, 1991. A son, Michael Donley, preceded him in death June 17, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Sprouse and Sheila Early, both of Ottawa; a son, Steve Donley, Ottawa; a companion, Lila Miskimon, Ottawa; a sister, Sue McCarter, Gladstone, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Mo. Mr. Donley will lie in state after 9 a.m. today at the mortuary.


Melvin Donovan

HORTON -- Melvin L. Donovan, 80, Horton, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Horton nursing home.

Mr. Donovan drove a truck for the Horton Garment Factory for 25 years, and he later worked for the city of Horton until he retired in 1981. He earlier had worked at the Everest Creamery.

He was born Oct. 6, 1919, on a farm near Effingham, the son of James R. and Carrie Lamberson Donovan. He was raised near Horton and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Donovan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Horton.

He married Charlotte Knapp . They were divorced. He later married Beulah Page on Dec. 16, 1966, in Hiawatha. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Joan Wheeler, Hoyt; two stepdaughters, Nancy Lowe, Effingham, and Brenda Reichart, Valley Falls; two stepsons, Johnny Delfelder, Baldwin City, and Larry Delfelder, Wichita; a sister, Martha Turner, Hillsboro; a brother, Ivan Donovan, Horton; 20 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Horton. Burial will be at the Horton Cemetery. Mr. Donovan will lie in state after noon today at the funeral home where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Horton Hospital or the Tri County Manor and sent in care of the funeral home.


Dale Easton

Dale Easton, 78, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his home.

He was born April 23, 1922, in Winchester, the son of Chester D. and Rachel V. Boyd Easton.

Among survivors is his mother, Rachel Easton, Spring, Texas; and a brother, Richard D. Easton, Spring, Texas.

Cremation is planned. Services will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.


Beulah Gatson

SENECA -- Beulah Geraldine Gatson, 82, Seneca, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a Seneca nursing home.

Mrs. Gatson was a beautician in Topeka and St. Louis, and she had owned and operated the Four Corners Tavern south of Centralia. She also worked at cafes in Onaga, Valley Falls and several other communities in northeast Kansas.

She was born May 8, 1918, on a farm east of Centralia, the daughter of John Thomas Edman and Bertha Summerville. She attended the Neuchatel Community School through eighth grade.

She married James Gatson on Feb. 16, 1951, in Westmoreland. He preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1973.

Survivors include two stepbrothers, Andrew Edman, Onaga, and William Edman, Lawrence; a sister, Golda Dillman, Topeka; six stepsisters, Opal Noland, Hoyt, Viola Harvey and Peggy Eisenbarth, both of Seneca, Valerie Brown, Wichita, Gladys Edman, Topeka, and Florence Ascheman, Blue Rapids.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Popkess Mortuary in Seneca. Burial will be at the Neuchatel Cemetery.


Susan Hall

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Susan Blanche Nourse Hall, 104, formerly of Fort Dodge, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at a Humboldt, Iowa, nursing home.

Mrs. Hall taught school in a country school near Mapleton, Iowa, many years ago, and she taught for one year at Gregory, S.D. She and her husband served Methodist churches in Iowa for several years.

She was born June 8, 1896, in Mapleton, Iowa. She was raised in Mapleton and graduated from Mapleton High School. She earned a teaching certificate at Morningside College at Sioux City, Iowa. She had lived in Fort Dodge since 1967.

Mrs. Hall was active in the Epsworth League and the Women's Society of Christian Service, which became United Methodist Women.

She married Hernando Milo Hall in 1919, who later was ordained as a Methodist minister. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Hall also was preceded in death by a daughter, Ardis A. Hall Angstrom, and a son, Thadd E. Hall.

Survivors include two sons, H. Milo Hall, Humboldt, Iowa, and Philip W. Hall, Topeka, Kan.; seven grandsons; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 13 at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. Burial was in the Otho Cemetery at Otho, Iowa.

Bruce's Funeral Home in Fort Dodge was in charge of arrangements.


George Higgs

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- George "Le" Roy Higgs, 80, Rockville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at a Bethesda, Md., hospital from complications with diabetes.

Mr. Higgs served in the Navy during World War II and was at Guadalcanal. He also was presented citations for his service in the Korean War. He was stationed at Bethesda Naval when he retired after 22 years of service. He later worked for the government as a housing inspector in Washington, D.C., for 20 years, and he worked part-time at GEM Department Store and Rodman's Drug Store.

He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Topeka, Kan., the son of LeRoy Vial and Gladys Marie Coyner Higgs. He graduated from Topeka High School.

Mr. Higgs was active in the Maryland Renaissance Festival at Columbia, Md., where he dressed in period costume and sold daggers and long swords. He was a member of Yokusuka No. 20 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Japan.

He married Mary Nettie Palon on June 3, 1944, in Chicago. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Michael LeRoy Higgs, Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Kathy Lea Peeples, Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Robert "Bob" Higgs and William "Bill" Higgs, both of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Higgs was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Higgs Tau, Sept. 4, 1998.

Mr. Higgs was cremated. Memorial services will be private. His cremains will be scattered at sea.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


John James

MILL VALLEY, Calif. -- John E. "Jack" James, 79, Mill Valley, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home.

Mr. James was a journalist and had been a reporter for United Press, which later became United Press International. He was credited with reporting the first accounts of the outbreak of the Korean War, and he was the only UPI reporter in Korea during the conflict. He received the National Headliners Award for Foreign Correspondence in 1950, and he later was stationed in China until 1953. In 1954 he proposed a six-month consultancy with the newly formed Asia Foundation in San Francisco, and he retired from that position 27 years later. He had represented the foundation in Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Afghanistan, and he served for 10 years as the foundation's vice president for administration.

He worked in the Marin, Calif., and northern California branches of the Executive Service Corps after he retired. He also wrote articles in retirement for Look magazine, the New Leader, Pacific Spectator, Sydney Herald and World's Fair. He served as a Naval aviator during World War II.

He was born on a farm in Mayetta, Kan., in 1921. He attended rural schools in Jackson County, Kan., and he earned a degree in journalism at Kansas State University in 1946, where he trained as a science reporter.

Mr. James was a volunteer with the Mount Tamalpais Interpretive Association.

He married the former Bonnie Pickard. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, David James; a sister, Gene Dickinson, Holton, Kan.; a brother, Frank James, Hickory Corners, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be in the Mayetta, Kan., Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Marin County, Calif.


Loretta Kopfer

SALINA -- Loretta Jean Kopfer, 60, Salina, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at an Omaha, Neb., hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Clay Center, the daughter of Eldo and Edith Mailen Mosburg. She had lived in the Longford and Oak Hill areas for 37 years.

Mrs. Kopfer was a member of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church and a longtime 4-H club leader.

She married Chellan Kopfer on March 16, 1956. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Kellan Kopfer, Oak Hill, and Kelly Kopfer, Derby; a daughter, Lori Brown, Abilene; two sisters, Joann Favart, Rose Hill, and Ruth Brooks, Carbondale; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Oak Hill. Burial will be at Rose Meron Cemetery in Clay Center. Mrs. Kopfer will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Daniel Melton

EMPORIA -- Daniel Walter "Doc" Melton, 90, Emporia, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Melton was a salesman, and he had owned and operated Crawford Furniture in Emporia. He retired Jan. 1, 1981. He also served in the Army in England during World War II.

He was born June 18, 1910, at Preston, the son of Dr. Daniel Walter and Bessie May Hayson Melton Sr. He had lived in Emporia since 1933.

Mr. Melton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporia.

He married Naomi E. Fees on Oct. 16, 1937, at Basehor. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diana Durkin, Olathe; and a brother, Robert E. Melton, Melbourne, Fla.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Patio Garden of Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hand In Hand Hospice and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.


Dwain Miller

EMPORIA -- Dwain Ludrick Miller, 77, Emporia, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at an Emporia nursing home.

Mr. Miller was a retired custodian.

He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Bridgeport, the son of Nathaniel H. and Pearl Hillyard Miller.

Mr. Miller was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Emporia.

He married Donna Charlene Furst on Nov. 23, 1952, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Donald Miller, Madison, Dale Miller, Rose Hill, and Delbert Miller, Emporia; a daughter, Deanna Miller-Ditzler, San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Lowell Miller, Assaria, Dwight Miller, Salina, and Harris Miller, Hutchinson; a sister, Dorothy Miller-River, Salina; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Miller was cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Emporia. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.


Viola Moody

Viola N. Moody, 77, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at her home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Bartow, W.Va., the daughter of Daniel M. and Amelia Holby Henry.

She married Harry D. Moody on Feb. 4, 1955, in Yuma, Ariz. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Carter, Madison, Ind.; and two sons, Rick Moody and Anthony Moody, both of Topeka.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Moody will lie in state after noon Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Donise Nash

Services are pending at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Donise Nash, 55, Topeka. She died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her home.


Fred Rieger

CLAY CENTER -- Fred W. Rieger, 80, Clay Center, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Clay Center hospital.

Mr. Rieger and his son owned and operated Rieger Construction and Earthmoving Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Clay County, the son of Frederick and Marie Siismuth Rieger. He lived and worked in Nebraska until 1941. He moved to Clay Center after he was discharged from the Army.

Mr. Rieger was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clay Center, a 50-year member of the American Legion in Clay Center and a member of the KLICA.

He married Bernice Hornbostel on Sept. 15, 1941. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, James Rieger, Clay Center; three daughters, Connie Griffiths, Clay Center, Judith Fine, Pueblo West, Colo., and Joann Sorrentino, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; two brothers, Carl Rieger, Culbertson, Neb., and John Rieger, Salina; three sisters, Lena Stone, in Washington, Pauline Carlile, Wichita, and Ann Smith, in Florida; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mr. Rieger was preceded in death by a son, Michael Rieger.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clay Center. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Mr. Rieger will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center.

Contributions may be made to the Fred Rieger Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral home.


Jimmy Servaes

ATCHISON -- Jimmy Lee Servaes, 38, Atchison, drowned in the Missouri River on Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mr. Servaes worked in the construction business and was employed with Hometown Construction Co. in Rushville, Mo., at the time of his death. He earlier had worked for 12 years at the transfer station for Atchison County.

He was born April 5, 1962, in Atchison, the son of Richard and Mary Hitchens Servaes. He attended DeKalb High School in Rushville, Mo.

He married Stacy Knowles on Nov. 2, 1980, in Atchison. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Andrew Servaes and Cody Servaes, both at home; two daughters, Tina Servaes and Tara Servaes, both at home; his father, Richard Servaes, St. Joseph, Mo.; his mother, Mary Servaes, Rushville, Mo.; five brothers, Robert Servaes, Timmy Servaes, David Servaes and Todd Servaes, all of Rushville, Mo., and Kenneth Servaes, Atchison; three sisters, Karen Griffin and Cindy Alberts, both of Atchison, and Brenda Stancil, Dearborn, Mo.; and a grandson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Rushville, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Jimmy L. Servaes Memorial Fund to help cover funeral expenses and sent in care of the funeral home.


Harold Slater

CONCORDIA -- Harold K. Slater, 78, Concordia, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Wichita hospital.

Mr. Slater co-owned and operated a body shop with his brother in Concordia, and he later worked for the Hamilton Body Shop in Concordia. He served three years as a supervisor in charge of towing and snow removal for Pawnee Mental Health after he retired from the body shop. He also was a rural mail carrier in Cloud County, and he was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born July 25, 1921, in Jamestown, the son of Charles Slater and Sophia Elniff. He graduated from Jamestown High School, and he attended William Jewell College in Missouri.

Mr. Slater was a member of Post No. 76 of the American Legion and Post No. 588 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he was past commander. He also was a member of Scandia Helping Hands.

He married Evelyn M. Tiemeyer on July 15, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla. She preceded him in death April 5, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Steve Slater, Wichita; a daughter, Debbie Martin, Wichita; two grandsons; and two stepgrandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel in Concordia. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Post No. 588 of the VFW and Post No. 76 of the American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. Mr. Slater will lie in state after 9 a.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scandia Helping Hands Group and sent in care of the funeral home.


Nadine Smith

MONTESANO, Wash. -- Nadine LeOla Maynard Smith, 85, Montesano, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Montesano.

She was born March 31, 1915, at Sabetha, Kan., the daughter of John O. and Zelma Yoder Maynard. She graduated from Sabetha High School in 1933. She moved west several years ago, and she lived in California, Idaho and Washington. She retired from Bon Marche' in Seattle.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Idaho and the Church of the Brethren at Fruitland, Idaho.

She married Lyle V. Smith on July 14, 1940. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Marlin L. Smith, Elma, Wash.; a daughter, Leola L. Scott, Sedro-Valley, Wash.; two sisters, Doris Willard, Wichita, and Elwanda Sewell, Topeka, Kan.; a brother, Lynn G. Maynard, Amity, Mo.; four granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at the Sabetha Cemetery in Sabetha, Kan.

Whiteside Funeral Home in Elma, Wash., was in charge of Washington arrangements. Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha is in charge of Kansas arrangements.


Raymond Snook

OVERLAND PARK -- Raymond T. Snook, 79, Overland Park, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Mr. Snook had been a sales manager for a railroad for many years. He also served in the 3rd Army under Gen. George S. Patton during World War II.

He was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Topeka.

Mr. Snook was a member of the Kansas City Transportation Association, Topeka and Kansas City Traffic Clubs, the MARUC and NARUC, the Kansas Alumni Association, the Shawnee and Brookridge country clubs and the Kansas Calvary.

He married the former Betty Hayden 52 years ago. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Craig Snook, Lake Jackson, Texas; a daughter, Pam Bowen, Leawood; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park. Burial will be at Johnson County Memorial Gardens Masoleum in Overland Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 64108.


John Stadler

John J. Stadler, 78, Topeka, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Stadler worked in the dietary department of the Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center for 32 years before he retired in 1977. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was born May 19, 1922, in Topeka, the son of Joseph John and Marie Leinacker Stadler.

Mr. Stadler was a member of the Church of the Assumption and Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion.

He married Norma Dittman on July 1, 1948, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include five brothers, Eugene Stadler, Berryton, Francis Stadler, Louis Stadler and James Stadler, all of Topeka, and Jerome Stadler, Lecompton; and four sisters, Marie Kaberline and Virginia Latshaw, both of Topeka, Rita Harvan, South Huntington, N.Y., and Cecilia Dunlap, Port Lavaca, Texas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Assumption. Burial with military honors conducted by Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Stadler will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where a parish prayer service will be at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Arvelda Wright

LAWRENCE -- Arvelda Cecelia Wright, 82, Lawrence, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Eudora nursing home.

Mrs. Wright had been a secretary for the Lawrence Airport and the Wichita Falls, Texas, airport. She and her husband owned and operated Wright's Market for many years, and she later operated a typing business in her home.

She was born May 10, 1918, in Clearfield, the daughter of John and Lillie Selzer Chanay. She graduated from Baldwin City High School in 1936, and she later graduated from the Lawrence Business College. She lived her entire life in Lawrence and Baldwin City, except for a short time during World War II when she lived in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mrs. Wright was a member of Clearfield United Methodist Church, and she attended the Lawrence Friends Church for many years.

She married Earl R. Wright in Aug. 10, 1940, in Eudora. He preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Decker, Lawrence; three sons, Ron Wright, Jim Wright and Steve Wright, all of Baldwin City; two sisters, Lucille Seetin and Nadine Tucker, both of Alexandria Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Clearfield Cemetery. Mrs. Wright will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or Meals on Wheels and sent in care of the mortuary.


Charles Young

Charles "Lowell" Young, 78, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mr. Young worked for the Topeka Street Department for more than 30 years before he retired in 1986. He served in France with the military police in the Army during World War II.

He was born April 26, 1922, in the Oakland area of Topeka, the son of Clifford L. and Virgie Lyons Young. He was raised in Oakland and North Topeka, and he was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Mr. Young was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He married LaVon M. Kotapish on June 9, 1962, in Blue Rapids. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Joel Young, Windsor, Colo.; a brother, Don Young, LaLuz, N.M.; and three sisters, Velma Coffee and Leah Eames, both of Topeka, and Sylvia Bauer, Raytown, Mo.

A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Young will lie in state after 8 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home where a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by visitation from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Shirley Braun

Shirley M. Braun, 67, Topeka, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at her home.

Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.


Mary Jane Conroy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mary Jane Conroy, 80, Kansas City, Mo, died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at a Kansas City, Mo., care facility.

Mrs. Conroy was a checker for Retail Clerks Union No. 576 in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born April 5, 1920, at Winchester, the daughter of Thomas W. and Jennie Hullet Robertson. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1937.

Mrs. Conroy was a member of the Silver-Haired Council of Kansas City, Mo., Missouri Silver-Haired State Legislature, MARC Board, Golden Agers, Gladstone Senior Citizens and Gracemore Neighborhood Council. She also was a member of the Hillside Christian Church and attended Gracemore Christian Church, both in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Rexford H. Conroy on June 27, 1939, in Topeka. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1992.

Survivors include a son, Rexford Eugene Conroy, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Barbara J. Willard, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Nellie May Dobbs, Nortonville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial will be in the Valley Falls Cemetery. Family an friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver-Haired Council of Greater Kansas City Kansas and sent in care of the funeral home.


Helen Cropp

Helen Anna Cropp, 99, Topeka, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born on July 27, 2000 in Baxter Springs. She attended public school in Baxter Springs and high school in Columbus.

Mrs. Cropp was a teacher in the Asbury Mount Olive United Methodist Church where she sang in the senior choir, served on the Communion Steward Board and served as treasurer for many years. She served as president of Women's Society of Christian Service and as president of the American War Dads Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Jordan Patterson Post Auxiliary No. 319 of the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac U. Cropp, and a son, John William Cropp.

Survivors include two daughters, Opal E. Williams, Overland Park, and Idress U. Stovall, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, July 19, at Asbury Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Topeka.


Edith Haney

VASSAR -- Edith I. Haney, 50, Vassar, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Haney worked as a 911 dispatcher for Emporia until she retired.

She was born July 8, 1950, in Eureka, the daughter of Paul E. and Esta Beaumont Denner. She graduated from Eureka High School in 1968. She had lived near Vassar since April, having moved from Emporia where she had lived for more than 25 years.

Mrs. Haney was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church.

She married Larry Haney on Sept. 19, 1969 at Eureka. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Joshua Haney, Lenexa, and Jeremy D. Haney, Emporia; three sisters, Francis Ward, Eureka, Kay Andrew, Madison, and Sheila Lumley, Tigard, Ore.; two brothers, Raymond "Bud" Denner and Fred Denner, both of Eureka; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Feltner Funeral Home in Lyndon. Burial will be in Vassar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Feltner Chapel where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Thomasina Henley

Thomasina Henley, 59, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at a Topeka health care center.

Arrangements are pending with Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel.


Bill Hoffman

GARDNER -- Bill G. Hoffman, 70, Gardner, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Gardner worked on the family farm and hauled dairy milk from local farmers to the condensory in Tonganoxie when he was young. After his father's death, he continued to run the farm with his mother and younger siblings until 1955, when he was drafted into the U.S. Navy to serve at the end of the Korean conflict. He later worked as the central office equipment manager for Contel and United Telephone in Gardner. He worked in that field for 36 years, until he retired in 1989.

He was born May 26, 1930 in Nortonville, the son of William M. and Hazel Marie McCoy Hoffman. He graduated from Nortonville High School in 1948.

Mr. Gardner was a member of the United Methodist Church and Grand Lodge of Kansas Masonic Lodge in Nortonville.

He married Annette C. Cosens Hoffman on Aug. 5, 1961 in Yates Center. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters. Alesia Martin, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tracy Dobbels, Olathe; two brothers, Mac Hoffman, Effingham, and Jack Hoffman, Nortonville; two sisters, Jo Hagen, Luck, Wis., and Rosemary Cummings, West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

A son, Randy Hoffman, died in 1989.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Burial will be at Gardner Cemetery in Gardner. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Research and sent in care of the funeral home.


Melvin Kraemer

MARYSVILLE -- Melvin O. "Brudie" Kraemer, 94, Marysville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a Marysville health care center.

He was born at July 4, 1906, the son of William and Matilda Pfefferle Kramer. He graduated from Marysville High School in 1924 and the University of Kansas in 1928. He played varsity baseball for three years at KU. He returned to Marysville and worked in his father's hardware store, which he later bought and operated. In 1960, he liquidated the business and went to work for Corning Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., as manager of hardware store sales. He retired in 1971 and returned to Marysville.

Mr. Kraemer served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Country Club. He was a councilman for two terms and mayor for one term. He was county chairman for the Easter Seals for six years, served as director on the county 4-H advisory board and on the KU School of Business Advisory Board. He also served as president of the Western Retail Implement and Hardware Association, and as president of the National Retail Hardware Association. He filled the offices of deacon, trustee and elder of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was on a committee that helped bring the community hospital to Marysville.

Mr. Kraemer also played town team baseball for Marysville from 1924 to 1935 and was invited to the St. Louis Cardinals rookie baseball camp in 1929.

He married Dorothy Reinhardt on May 20, 1935. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kandy Shortle, Topeka; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 :30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marysville, with a reception for friends and family immediately following the service. Respect calls can be made from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kinsley Chapel in Marysville. Cremation is planned with burial in Marysville City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church in Marysville.


Mary Lolley

RILEY -- Mary G. Lolley, 74, Riley, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Lolley was a bookkeeper in medical records at Irwin Army Hospital at Fort Riley for 15 years until she retired in 1987.

She was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Ellsworth, the daughter of George and Clara Warta Wagner.

Mrs. Lolley was a member of the Konza Prairie Quilt Guild, the Riley American Legion Auxiliary and the Senior Bowling League of Manhattan. She had won several awards for her short stories, and she had won several ribbons for her quilts and collectibles at the Saline County Fair and the Kansas State Fair.

She married John E. Lolley on April 10, 1973. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, James Andrews, Blue Mound, Ill.; a daughter, Janice Glenn, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; her mother Clara Wagner, Salina; a stepson Dan Lolley, Olympia, Wash.; a brother, George Wagner, Brookville; a sister, Betty Beach, Salina; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Brookville Cemetery in Brookville. Friends may call anytime today or Sunday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.


Maude Luther

LAWRENCE -- Maude Ruth Luther, 92, Perry, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Luther farmed with her husband in the Corliss Bottoms, east of DeSoto. In 1938, they formed their first business, which was a garage and salvage yard, before moving to Arizona for a short time. They returned to DeSoto and developed GAS ISLAND, a service station and bulk oil plant. In the 1960s, they moved back to Arizona and developed various properties there before returning to live in Perry during the late 1970s.

She was born March 14, 1908 in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of William and Edith Corliss.

Mrs. Luther was a member of the Christian Church and Lion's Club Auxiliary.

She married Francis M. Luther in 1931 in Lawrence. He died May 29, 1991. A grandson, Terry Newport, died in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Harold L. Luther, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Alice M. Newport, Perry; a brother, Leslie Corliss, San Diego; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry. She will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Oskaloosa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Williamstown Fire Department and sent in care of the funeral home in Lawrence.


Colleen McCarthy

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Colleen Huerter McCarthy, 46, Lakewood, Colo., died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her home.

Ms. McCarthy was employed as a mental health counselor working with troubled adolescents, and she manned a suicide hotline.

She was born May 10, 1954, in Topeka.

She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado in Boulder and did post-graduate study at the Sorbonne, University of Paris in France.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lt. John Andrew Huerter, a jet fighter pilot who died during the Korean War.

Survivors include her mother, Pat Griffith, Lakewood; her stepfather, Bill Griffith, Lakewood; a brother, Daniel Griffith, Lakewood; and two sisters, Katie Griffith and Susan George, Lakewood.

A memorial service was today at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Lakewood, followed by cremation. Burial with graveside services will be at 8 a.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Betty Morris

Betty Lee Morris, 71, Topeka, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at a Topeka care center.

Mrs. Morris worked for the state of Kansas for several years and for Hardees Restaurant in later years.

She was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Topeka, the daughter of David and Eva B. Flintham Schwemmer. She graduated from Dover High School and attended Clark's Business School.

Mrs. Morris was a member of Jehovah's Witness.

She married Richard Morris in Miami, Okla. They divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Welch, Brimmerton, Wash., and Cheryl Maurer, Fortuna, Calif.; a son, Patrick Morris, North Carolina; four sisters, Virginia Luce and Darlene Greenwell, both of Scottsboro, Ala., and Letha McLaughlin and Mary A. Hockenbarger, both of Topeka; and a brother, Edwin Schwemmer, Huntsville, Ala.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall in Topeka. She was cremated.

Parker-Price Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Albert Schalansky

Albert George Schalansky, 89, Topeka, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Topeka nursing facility.

Mr. Schalansky was a farmer in the Kirwin/Claudell area in southwest Smith County his entire life and retired to Topeka in 1980.

He was born Feb. 20, 1911, on his parents' farm south of Claudell, the son of Fred and Mary Rehor Schalansky. He attended Buffalo Ridge School, a rural, one-room school. He graduated from Kirwin High School in 1931.

Mr. Schalansky was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Kirwin, the Bohemian Lodge WBFA No. 245 and the Lions Club in Kensington for many years. He also was active as a school board member.

He married Lucille Sweat on Dec. 30, 1936, in Osborne. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Jim Schalansky, Topeka, and Joe Schalansky, Overland Park; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, followed by family visitation at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Simmons Mortuary in Kensington, with burial in the Bohemian Cemetery in Smith County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Topeka.


Alice Schmidt

Alice Grace Schmidt, 36, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at her home.

Cremation is planned.

Services are pending at Davidson Funeral Home.


Carl Stoops

LAWRENCE -- Carl "Shorty" Fremont Stoops, 90, Lawrence, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Stoops was a painter and floor finisher. He also worked for Stokley Van Camp for 17 years.

He was born Aug. 28, 1909 in Custer County, Okla., the son of Milton and Laura Elizabeth Briles Stoops. He had been a lifelong resident of Lawrence.

He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He also participated in the European Theater and was at Normandy.

He married Ethel Busch on Aug. 26, 1954, in Oskaloosa. She died May 23, 1997.

Survivors include a half brother, Lyle Eldon Stoops, Story Park, Iowa.

Graveside inurnment services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Cemetery in Williamstown. Family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


Max Thomas

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Max M. Thomas, 79, Las Cruces, N.M., died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Thomas was a second generation Stillwater Fire Department member. He joined the department as a volunteer in 1936 and retired as a captain in 1956. He had served for 20 years as the director of the Fire Service Training Division. He had a fire protection technology associate degree, and after his retirement he taught at the University of Kansas' Fireman's Training Program until 1986.

He was born Jan. 16, 1921, the son of Don K. and Irma Devine Thomas of Stillwater. He spent World War II in the U.S. Navy teaching marine fire fighting.

Mr. Thomas was a longtime member of the executive board of the International Fire Service Training Association at Oklahoma State University. He also served as a visiting firefighter instructor for Texas A&M, Iowa State University, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association, serving on the Professional Standards Committee for fire department instructors. He also was a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, International Fire Service Training Association and the Kansas State Firefighter Association.

Mr. Thomas was a member of the Methodist church.

He married Vera Thomas on Oct. 15, 1941 in Stillwater. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, John Michael Thomas, Tucson, Ariz.; and one grandchild.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Fire Fighters Memorial in Oklahoma City or to the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater is in charge of arrangements.


Josie Roberta Wallis

ATCHISON -- Josie Roberta Wallis, 85, formerly of Atchison, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a St. Joseph, Mo. hospital.

Mrs. Wallis worked as a live-in companion for the elderly.

She was born Dec. 2, 1914, in East Atchison, Mo., the daughter of John Sr. and Bertha Jones Harvey. She attended grade school in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School. She had lived in St. Joseph, Mo., since 1966.

She married John Wallis. They were later divorced.

Survivors include two half-sisters, Alma Strahm, Fairview, and Thelma McNeal, Odessa, Texas; and a half-brother, Connor Harvey, Centralia.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Atchison. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Atchison.


Phyllis Wishteyah

HOLTON -- Phyllis Wishteyah, 70, Holton, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at a Holton retirement home.

Mrs. Wishteyah was born July 23, 1929, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Edward and Eugenia Nelson.

She married Johnson Wishteyah on April 22, 1982. He died March 13, 1985.

Mrs. Wishteyah was cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date at the O'Bennick Cemetery, west of Mayetta.

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.

23 Jul 2000, Sunday

Josephine Bell

Josephine L. Bell, 90, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a Topeka hospice center.

Mrs. Bell was born March 13, 1910, in Lakeview, the daughter of Fred N. and Melissa Logan Lewis. She attended school in Lakeview.

She was a member of the Greater Brown Chapel AME Church, where she served as a stewardess.

She married Frank M. Bell on Jan. 20, 1932. He died in 1976.

She is survived by a daughter, Marian V. Campbell, of Aurora, Colo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Brown AME Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel.


Earle Blair

OTTAWA -- Earle C. Blair, 86, Ottawa, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at an Ottawa hospital.

Mr. Blair was employed as a bookkeeper for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Ottawa for 17 years until he retired in 1976. He had taught school for several years and was a shipping clerk at Ottawa Steel.

He was born June 22, 1914, in Williamsburg, the son of William and Mary Simms Blair. He graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1931. He lived in Ottawa since the mid-1940s. He grew up in Ransomville and moved to Kansas City, Mo., in the mid-1930s.

Mr. Blair was a member of Central Methodist Church south of Pomona.

He married Virginia Farris on Sept. 30, 1934, in Ottawa. They divorced. He married Flossie Gregg on June 28, 1959, in Ottawa. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Earlene Magenheimer, Overland Park, and Judith Iannone, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a son, Malcolm Blair, Ellensberg, Wash.; a sister, Esther Emond, Wichita; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Blair was cremated. No services are planned.

Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley Braun

Shirley Mae Borg Braun, 67, Topeka, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her home.

Ms. Braun retired on Dec. 15, 1997, after 20 years of service with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources.

She was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Pacific, Mo., the daughter of John Edward and Marcella Mae Ash Borg. She moved to Topeka in 1977 after living in Burlington, LeRoy and Iola.

Ms. Braun was past president of Kansas Association of Public Employees and served on the board of Sheltered Living Inc. She also was a member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her mother, Marcella Moege, Yates Center; four daughters, Helen Steele, West Palm Beach, Fla., Patty Eccles, McPherson, and Dawn Crow and Leah Braun, both of Topeka; two sons, David Neuhaus, De Soto, and John Braun, Topeka; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow the services and private inurnment will take place at a later date. She will lie in state and family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sheltered Living Inc.

Mary Jane Conroy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mary Jane Conroy, 80, Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at a Kansas City, Mo., care facility.

Mrs. Conroy was a checker for Retail Clerks Union No. 576 in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born April 5, 1920, at Winchester, the daughter of Thomas W. and Jennie Hullet Robertson. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1937.

Mrs. Conroy was a member of the Silver-Haired Council of Kansas City, Mo., Missouri Silver-Haired State Legislature, MARC Board, Golden Agers, Gladstone Senior Citizens and Gracemore Neighborhood Council. She also was a member of the Hillside Christian Church and attended Gracemore Christian Church, both in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Rexford H. Conroy on June 27, 1939, in Topeka. He died Dec. 23, 1992.

Survivors include a son, Rexford Eugene Conroy, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Barbara J. Willard, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Nellie May Dobbs, Nortonville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial will be in the Valley Falls Cemetery. Family and friends will meet Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver-Haired Council of Greater Kansas City and sent in care of the funeral home.


Helen Cropp

Helen Anna Cropp, 99, Topeka, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born on July 27, 1900, in Baxter Springs. She attended public school in Baxter Springs and high school in Columbus.

Mrs. Cropp was a teacher in the Asbury Mount Olive United Methodist Church, where she sang in the senior choir, served on the communion steward board and served as treasurer for many years. She served as president of Women's Society of Christian Service and as president of the American War Dads Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Jordan Patterson Post Auxiliary No. 319 of the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac U. Cropp, and a son, John William Cropp.

Survivors include two daughters, Opal E. Williams, Overland Park, and Idress U. Stovall, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, July 19, at Asbury Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Topeka.


Dale Easton

Dale Easton, 78, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his home.

He was born April 23, 1922, in Winchester, the son of Chester D. and Rachel V. Boyd Easton.

Survivors include his mother, Rachel Easton, Spring, Texas; and a brother, Richard D. Easton, Spring, Texas.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Topeka Civic Theatre.

Contributions may be made to Friends of the Topeka Zoo.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Dale Easton - Those were the days By Phil Grecian

"I never set out to teach anybody anything," Dale Easton used to tell me. "I just wanted to get the shows on."

But he taught us. He taught two generations of actors, directors, writers, entertainers and technicians; and he entertained as many generations of spectators. If you are under 30 years of age, you probably never saw him dance, never heard him sing. He was known as a comedian, but in his prime he was a talented and inventive jazz singer.

You should have seen him dance. You should have heard him sing.

He opened "The Drunkard" in 1960 when he was director for Topeka Civic Theatre. It ran for 27 years at one venue or another. I was in it for eight years and count it as one of the greatest learning experiences of my theatrical career. Dale, of course, insisted that he wasn't trying to teach anybody anything.

He fought the good fight for civil rights at a time when it wasn't popular. He integrated the casts and crew at the old Civic Theatre. He put "A Raisin in the Sun" into the 1966 season, and he paid a heavy price for having done it, too. But he did it because it was the right thing to do -- the only thing to do. He taught us that, too.

With Phil Grecian from a 1977 Showcase Dinner Theatre production of "The Sunshine Boys."

And so he left Civic and took "The Drunkard" with him to found The Dale Easton Players in the basement of McFarland's restaurant. A few years later he moved it to Apple Valley Farm.

In early 1977 I was running the Showcase Dinner Theatre and asked him if he'd consider doing a guest shot in a play of his choice. He chose "The Sunshine Boys," but he had stipulations: He wanted to play Willie, he wanted me to direct and play Al Lewis, and he wanted top billing. Of course. He was in his early 50s, I was in my late 20s and (with the aid of heavy makeup) we were playing two old vaudevillians in their 70s. It was one of the finest times I've ever spent on a stage.

And he continued with "The Drunkard." Oh, you should have seen him dance. You should have heard him sing.

"There are some actors -- too many actors -- who just aren't present onstage. You look into their eyes and they are somewhere else. Not Dale. He was an actor's actor -- always "in the moment," always with you, always giving back as good as he got.

I told him, toward the end of his life, that the difference between him and a lot of other actors and entertainers I'd known was that they always reached out to the audience, while he made the audiences come to him -- and they loved him for it.

With Linda Chaffin in "Little Mary Sunshine."

He was a master of timing. He could make an audience laugh itself into exhaustion with a slow take, then renew the laughter with a sidelong look.

These last few years were difficult for him. Emphysema had taken its toll. As much as he wanted to perform, he couldn't, and it hurt him more than he ever let on. For a time, he could continue to direct -- and he could even spend some time onstage and in the limelight with an occasional tribute show. There was one at Topeka Civic Theatre, with Dale in a seat ringside (and, of course, in a spotlight) and another at Terrance McKerr's Theatre Pub with Dale sitting onstage at a lectern and introducing his friends in variety acts.

I wish you had heard him sing. I wish you had seen him dance.

I was one of the last people to speak with him. He'd taken a fall in his apartment and had spent a day or so in the hospital, but managed to talk his way out and back home. I called at 8 o'clock that evening to check up on him. Was he doing OK? Could I bring him anything? He sounded strange -- younger and stronger than I'd heard him in quite awhile. He said he was fine, thought maybe he'd go to bed soon. Said he'd call me in a day or two.

He died early the next morning.

Goodbye, old friend. It was a wonderful show with a long run. Standing room only.

Blackout. No curtain call.

But somewhere, just out of our sight, he is singing and dancing again.


Michael Graack

LAWRENCE -- Michael Allen Graack, 53, Lawrence, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Graack was manager of the Lawrence Bus Co.

He was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Irving and Iris Graack.

Mr. Graack served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He married Barbara Pirtle in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Aug. 10, 1968. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Ivan Allen Graack, Royal Oak, Mich., and Michael Allen Graack II, Lawrence; a sister, Karen Gober, Hesperia, Calif.; a brother, Edward Graack, Hesperia; and a granddaughter.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.


Mildred Gradinger

Mildred "Mid" Gradinger, 93, Topeka, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at a Topeka retirement center.

Mrs. Gradinger taught school after graduating from The University of Kansas until she married.

She was born Dec. 13, 1906, in Mount Hope, the daughter of Howard G. and Florence M. Hunsberger. Mrs. Gradinger and her husband lived in Halstead from the early 1930s until 1977. They moved to Sun City, Ariz., then moved to Topeka in 1998.

She married Dr. Billens C. Gradinger on July 9, 1932. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jan Crow, Houston, and Lynne Haines, Manhattan; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mike Gradinger, in 1984.

Mrs. Gradinger was cremated. Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Halstead Public Library in Halstead or to the Alzheimer's Association in Topeka.


Gilbert Green

DENVER -- Gilbert D. Green, 89, formerly of Topeka, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Denver.

Mr. Green was a retired real estate broker and mortgage underwriter. He spent most of his business career with the Federal Housing Administration in Topeka, retiring as chief underwriter from the agency in 1974 after 33 years of service. He spent the balance of his career as a real estate broker and land developer in Topeka and northeast Kansas.

He was born Feb. 20, 1911, in Norton. He was an honorably discharged World War II veteran, where he served as a secret code analyst in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Green served as a volunteer for the Kiwanis Club of West Topeka for 39 years and was president of the organization in 1963. He also volunteered for many years as a state lobbyist for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He married Lucille Richards on Sept. 3, 1934. She died July 21, 2000. A son and granddaughter preceded him in death.

Survivors include a brother, Gerald G. Green, Overland Park; a daughter, Julianne Bethke, San Francisco; a son, Brent Green, Denver; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church in Topeka. A private burial service is planned at Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Kiwanis Club of Topeka.


Lucille Green

DENVER -- Lucille R. Green, 85, formerly of Topeka, died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Denver.

Mrs. Green served as a Healthcare Auxiliary volunteer at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center for more than 40 years and was president of the organization in 1967. She was also an officer of the Kansas Hospital Auxiliary, and she served as president of Chapter FI as P.E.O. Her recipes were featured in the The Topeka Capital-Journal.

She was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Norton, the daughter of Fred T. and Jessie Wiley Richards.

She married Gilbert D. Green on Sept. 3, 1934. He died July 20, 2000. A son and granddaughter also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Julianne Bethke, San Francisco; a son, Brent Green, Denver; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church in Topeka. A private burial service is planned at Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Stormont-Vail Healthcare Auxiliary in Topeka.


Orpha Johnson

THORNTON, Colo. -- Orpha M. Johnson, 85, Northglenn, Colo., died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Westminster, Colo.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 27, 1915, in Valley Falls. She attended school in Topeka.

She married Leonard F. Johnson on Nov. 24, 1937, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Karen Knuckey and Carol Lontine, both of Denver; and one grandson.

Services will be at noon Tuesday at Highland Mortuary in Thornton. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.


Merle McClure

LAWRENCE -- Merle E. McClure, 75, Lawrence, died, Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. McClure retired as a captain from the Lawrence Police Department after 25 years of service. He then worked as the head of security for Quaker Oats in Lawrence for 14 years. He was a school bus driver for a year for Unified School District 497.

He was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Lawrence, the son of Raymond and Freida Ewing McClure. He attended Bethany College in Lindsborg. He had lived in Lawrence all his life. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. McClure was a member of the Lawrence 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as high priest in the local church.

He married Janice Rigby on Feb. 17, 1957 in Lawrence. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lisa Little, St. Joseph, Mo., and Alyson Christensen, Lehi, Utah; a son, Darren McClure, Lawrence; two brothers, Lauren McClure, Lawrence, and Bruce McClure, Cottonwood, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lawrence. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Lawrence Police Department. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at the LDS Church, sent in care of the mortuary in Lawrence.


Sophronia Norman

HERINGTON -- Sophronia Norman, 88, formerly of Herington, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Olathe.

Mrs. Norman moved to Herington from Chicago in 1976 and lived there until 1992, when she moved to Topeka. She had lived in Olathe for the past few months.

She was born Feb. 12, 1912, at Grayson, Okla., the daughter of William and Miani Tucker Byrd.

She married Thurston H. Norman on Aug. 21, 1979. He died Nov. 4, 1984. A daughter, Hazel King, died July 22, 1993.

Survivors include a grandson and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the donor's choice or may be sent in care of Donahue Funeral Home in Herington.


Jim Rogers

ONAGA -- Jim S. Rogers, 99, Havensville, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Onaga nursing center.

Mr. Rogers worked as a security guard for Beech Aircraft Co. in Wichita. He moved to the Havensville community in 1975.

He was born Jan. 3, 1901, at Severy, the son of Herschel and Emma McCleve Rogers.

Mr. Rogers attended Bucks Grove United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wichita.

He married Ethel Camac on Feb. 20, 1921, at Wichita. She died Aug. 7, 1974. He also was preceded in death by a son, Earl Rogers, who died in 1954.

Survivors include a son, Elmer Rogers, Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Nellie Sumner, Havensville; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita. He will lie in state until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bucks Grove United Methodist Church or the Golden Acres Activity Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Anthia Schmidt

Anthia Grace Schmidt, 36, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at her home.

Cremation is planned.

Services are pending at Davidson Funeral Home.


Linnette Schuster

Linnette Suzanne Schuster, 33, Topeka, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Schuster had worked at Dillons and Security Benefit Life.

She was born Sept. 29, 1966 in Denver, the daughter of Phillip B. and Bobet S. Jeffries Stoumbaugh.

Mrs. Schuster was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Topeka.

She married Troy J. Schuster on March 7, 1987, at Phillipsburg. He survives. An infant son, Gaston Schuster, preceded her in death.

Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Schuster and Cameron Schuster, of the home; a daughter, Brianna Schuster, of the home; her mother, Bobet Dale, Edgewater, Colo.; her father, Phil Stoumbaugh, North Glenn, Colo.; a brother, Jeff Stoumbaugh, North Glenn; and her grandmother, Betty Jeffries, Denver.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Cremation will follow the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Lawrence Thompson

MANKATO -- Lawrence W. "Tommy" Thompson, 85, Mankato, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Mankato hospital.

Mr. Thompson was a retired farmer.

He was born Oct. 26, 1914, near Mankato, the son of Charles and Pearl Eilers Thompson. He graduated from Mankato High School and had lived in Mill Valley, Calif., Denver and moved back to Kansas in the 1940s.

Mr. Thompson was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, Isis Shrine Temple in Salina, Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Kansas York Rite, and the Mankato Masonic Lodge No. 87 for 41 years.

He married Juanita Stites on April 23, 1939, at Beloit. She died April 26, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Larry Thompson, Golden, Colo.; a daughter Carol Jane Billen, Golden; three sisters, Doris Owen, Belleville, Judy Powell, Northglenn, Colo., and Johnny Thompson, Belleville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato. Graveside services will be by the Masonic Lodge No. 87 of Mankato. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Jewell County Hospital. Melby Mortuary in Mankato is in charge of arrangements.

24 Jul 2000, Monday

Randy L. Batt

Randy L. Batt, 39, Topeka, was found dead Saturday, July 22, 2000, at his home. Authorities estimated he had been dead about two days.

He was born Oct. 20, 1960, in Sterling, Colo., to Rod and Jean Batt Knifer. He graduated from high school in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he attended college. He moved to Topeka in 1985 and was employed by Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He had served in the Navy and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his mother, Jean Batt, Topeka; his father, Rod Knifer, Fleming, Colo.; a brother, Ron Batt, Topeka; and a grandmother, Freda Batt, Topeka.

Mr. Batt was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.


Clarence E. Boan

EMPORIA -- Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the patio garden at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia for Clarence E. Boan, 85, Emporia, who died Friday, July 21, 2000, at an Emporia care center.

He was born Dec. 26, 1914, in Emporia, to Jess M. and Lydia Christy Boan. He spent his early life in Arkansas City, where he attended schools. He returned to Emporia late in 1945 and was a construction worker and truck driver. He retired after he was injured in a truck accident in the 1960s and moved to Nevada, Mo. He returned to Emporia in 1996.

He entered the Army in November 1943 and served in Europe during World War II. He was a scout in the 2nd Battalion of Headquarters Company of the 320th Infantry Regiment in the 35th Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, European Theater of Operations Ribbon, Bronze Service Arrowhead and four Battle Stars.

He was a member of Ball-McColm Post No. 5 of the American Legion in Emporia and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nevada, Mo.

Mr. Boan married Margaret M. Storey March 14, 1936, in Wellington. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Larry Boan, Gove; three daughters, Carolyn Thompson, Littleton, Colo., Leonita Smith, Emporia, and Judi Allen, South Padre Island, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Ball-McColm Post No. 5 of the American Legion and Lowry-Funston Post No. 1980 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct services in the patio garden. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice or Friends of the Zoo, both in Emporia, 66801.

Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia is in charge of arrangements.


Carlton L. Collins

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wellington for Carlton L. "Bud" Collins, 68, Wellington, formerly of Topeka, who died Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home.

He was born May 7, 1932, in Perry, to Harry and Freda Smith Collins. He spent his early life in Perry and later lived in Topeka. He was a truck driver for Yellow Freight Systems before he retired. He had lived in Wellington 12 years.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Schwinn Post No. 90 of the American Legion, all in Wellington.

He married Patricia A. Dehart on Sept. 4, 1954, in Topeka. They were later divorced. He married Alice Koehler Adair on June 4, 1988, in Wellington. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Jay Collins, Las Vegas, Ray Collins, Topeka, and Tim Collins, Gladstone, Mo.; a stepson, Daryn Adair, Wellington; a daughter, Kay Collins, Fairway; a sister, Shirley Geenens, Shawnee; and seven grandchildren.

Schwinn Post No. 90 of the American Legion will conduct graveside services at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Mr. Collins will lie in state until 5 p.m. today at Day Funeral Home in Wellington. A rosary and vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 3267, Wichita, 67201.


Nelda Gerhardt

HOLTON -- Nelda M. Gerhardt, 71, Holton, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Holton hospital.

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.


Kolton Mathia

LAWRENCE -- Kolton Taylor Mathia, son of Jason and Tonja Ellis Mathia, Lawrence, died Friday, July 21, 2000, shortly after birth at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Other survivors include grandparents, Kevin Ellis, Shawnee, Lisa Sartin, Harrisonville, Mo., and Paul and Sheri Flory, Baldwin City.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery south of Lawrence. Kolton Mathia will lie in state after 9 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin City.


Lee Moffitt

MERIDEN -- Earl L. "Lee" Moffitt, 79, Meriden, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at home.

He was born May 20, 1921, in Meriden, to Charles and Margaret Opal "Maggie" Davis Moffitt, and graduated from Meriden High School. He worked at the Topeka Goodyear Plant for 31 years before he retired. He was a farmer and operated a dairy in the Meriden community many years.

He was a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II, having served in Europe with the 7th Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Service Arrowhead and Croix de Guerre with Palm.

He was a member of the Community Church in Meriden and a 25-year member of Meriden Lodge No. 236, AF&AM. He was a member of Post No. 225 of the American Legion in Ozawkie and a charter member of Post No. 10815 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Meriden. He was a former member of the Meriden Threshing Association.

He married Adalee Cunning Clark Dec. 25, 1956, in Meriden. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Carrol Clark, Colony; a daughter, Beverly Adams Goodyear, Meriden; two brothers, Charles Moffitt Jr., Oskaloosa, and Lonnie Moffitt, Topeka; a sister, Goldie Johnson, Phoenix; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Military graveside services will follow at Grantville Cemetery in Grantville. Mr. Moffitt will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meriden First Responders and sent in care of Tom Persing, 5146 94th St., Meriden, 66512, or to the Valley Falls Rescue Unit, Valley Falls, 66088.


Frank Neuhauser

Frank E. Neuhauser, 94, Topeka, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Anna May Powell

Anna May Powell, 88, Topeka, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Topeka retirement home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1912, in Perry, Okla., to Ernest and Dora Gray Humphrey and spent many years in Topeka. She graduated from Topeka High School. She was a seamstress for Crosby Bros. department store and a dressmaker and buyer for Swan's Formal Wear.

Her husband, C. Burt Powell, was a business agent for the local bricklayer's union. They were married 47 years before he died in 1979. A grandson also died.

Survivors include daughters, Doris M. Kinnett, Marjorie L. Killinger and Sandra D. Powell, all in Topeka; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Private graveside services will take place at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 W. 29th, 66614, or to the Good Samaritan Fund at the United Methodist Home, 1135 College, 66604. Parker-Price Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Amy Mae Pracht

Amy Mae Pracht, 83, Topeka, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at a Topeka hospice house.

She was born July 12, 1917, in Ottawa County, to Enoch and Matilda Rothfuss Beals. She worked in the legal section of the Kansas Highway Department before she retired in 1982.

Mrs. Pracht was a 55-year member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

She married Milburn F. Pracht May 10, 1933, in Concordia. He died Dec. 10, 1965. A daughter, Sharon Kay Pracht, died July 19, 1993. A son, Dr. Don R. Pracht, died Aug. 2, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Pracht, Lewisville, Texas, and Dennis Pracht, Cedar Park, Texas; a brother, Stanley Beals, Clay Center; four sisters, Inez Comfort, Bartlesville, Okla., Leah Simpson, Clay Center, Betty Kramer, Longford, and Jackie Mandell, Glendale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Pracht will lie in state from 10 a.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, 200 Frazier Circle, 66606.


Thomas Steele

Thomas W. Steele, 77, Topeka, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at home.

Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Thompson

LAWRENCE -- Edna O. Thompson, 93, Lawrence, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Lawrence care center.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.


Fred M. Woods

WAKEFIELD -- Fred McKay Woods, 93, Wakefield, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at a Wakefield care center.

He was born Sept. 30, 1906, in Washington, Kan., to Ray and Georgia McKay Woods. He graduated from Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton in 1924. He began work for a bus company in 1928. He was vice president of Jefferson Trailways Co., before he retired in 1971 and moved to Grand Lake, Okla.

He was a member of the Christian Church in Kearney, Mo., and a life member of Fulton Lodge No. 210, AF&AM, in Fulton, Mo.

He married Nina Smith on Sept. 7, 1934. She survives. A son, Larry Woods, preceded him in death.

Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara McGee, Wakefield; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.


Robert W. Worster

Robert W. Worster, 76, Topeka, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at home.

He was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Paola, to Warren and Daisy Haas Worster. He attended Paola High School. He had lived in Topeka since 1951. He was a journeyman plumber and was employed by Local No. 165 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union before he retired in 1985. He was a 50-year member of the union.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Paola, Topeka Lodge No. 17, AF&AM and Arab Shrine in Topeka.

He married Alice R. Koelsch on Jan. 13, 1951, in Paola. She survives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Worster will lie in state after noon today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospitals and sent in care of Arab Shrine, 1305 Kansas, Topeka, 66612.

25 Jul 2000, Tuesday

Alice Altenburg

ATCHISON -- Alice Altenburg, 64, Atchison, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital.

She was born Oct. 24, 1935, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Patton and Clara Good Crigger. She worked in the kitchen at the Brown County Infirmary southwest of Hiawatha and later was a sorter at the egg plant in Hiawatha.

She attended the Baptist Church in Horton.

She married George Henry Altenburg on Sept. 18, 1961, in Hiawatha. He died May 5, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Junior Ray Singer, Hart, Mich.; a daughter, Linda Brouhard, Atchison; three sisters, Ora Groshong, Horton, Mary Williams, Atchison, and Alberta K. Holehouser, Stanton, Ky.; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Horton Cemetery in Horton. Mrs. Altenburg will lie in state from 9 a.m. today until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison.

Contributions may be made to the Alice Altenburg Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of the funeral home.


Guy Junior Baker

Guy Junior Baker, 77, Topeka, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Dunlap in Morris County, to Guy Arthur and Etta Brown Baker. He was a farmer and city water supervisor in Cottonwood Falls from 1972 until 1988 when he retired. He had lived in Topeka for about 12 years.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion.

He married Ruby Harlan on Oct. 7, 1944, in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Mike Baker, Lansing, and Damien "Pat" Baker, Shawnee; two daughters, Pam Baker, Cottonwood Falls, and Vicki Standiferd, Olathe; two sisters, Dorothy Hermstein and Grace Edwards, both in Council Grove; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Cottonwood Falls. Mr. Baker will lie in state at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls from 9 a.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday after which the casket will remain closed. Relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.


Thelma Bowen

MANHATTAN -- Thelma Bowen, 85, Manhattan, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Manhattan retirement center.

She was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Wilsey, to Ralph Albert and Alice Melvina Butts Lee. She spent her early life in the Wilsey community in Morris County where she attended school. She graduated from White City High School in 1933. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., for many years and later in Florida before she moved to Manhattan in 1996. She formerly worked for Sears & Roebuck Co., in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Harold Pearce in 1935 in White City. He died in 1952. She married Omer P. Bowen in 1957. They moved to Pinellas Park, Fla., in 1961. He died in 1974.

Survivors include a brother, Alton Lee, Manhattan; and a sister, Lola Lewis, Olathe.

Cremation is planned. Arrangements for memorial services are pending at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan. Inurnment will be in White City Cemetery in Morris County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White City Library, 66872.


Marie Carlson

CLAY CENTER -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center for Marie Fondia Carlson, 98, Clay Center, who died July 19, 2000, at a Clay Center retirement home.

She was born Nov. 18, 1901, in the Idana community west of Clay Center, to Alvis P. and Della F. Ogden Engert. She graduated from Clay County Community High School in Clay Center in 1920 and then worked as a telephone operator. She later was a civilian telephone operator at Fort Riley for 20 years before she retired.

She was a member of the auxiliaries to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Leisure Center, all in Clay Center, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She married Carl G. Carlson on Jan. 22, 1924. They owned and operated Carlie's Ice Cream Shoppe in Clay Center. He died Oct. 11, 1968.

Nephews and nieces survive.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Visitation will be after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leisure Center or the scholarship fund of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary, both in Clay Center, 67432.


Raymond Delaney

LAWRENCE Raymond Wesley Delaney, 71, Lawrence, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, shortly after arriving at a Lawrence hospital.

He was born April 6, 1929, in Ogden, Utah, to Albert Julian and Sarah Ellen Brannon Delaney. He graduated in 1947 from Fremont High School in Fremont, Neb., where he attended Midland College. He lived in Topeka for 30 years before he moved to Lawrence in February 1997. He was an electrician and worked for Topeka Electric Motor Repair before he retired.

He served in the Army Signal Corps from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, and he later served in the Reserves and National Guard for a total of 35 years.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Topeka where he was active in youth work. He was a volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 7 in Topeka.

He was a 25-year member of Topeka Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and Topeka Chapter No. 462, Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies and Arab Shrine, all in Topeka, and the Arab Shrine Transportation Unit.

He was a member and past president of the Shawnee Square and Compass Club and Topeka Stamp Club, and he was a member of Lawrence Stamp Club.

He married Thelma "Suzanne" Launt on June 5, 1954, in Neligh, Neb. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Thomas Delaney, Lenexa, and Christopher Delaney, Lawrence; and two grandsons.

Mr. Delaney was cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Topeka. Private burial will be in National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Topeka Lodge No. 17 will conduct Masonic services at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1234 Fairlawn Road, 66604; or the Shriners Children's Hospitals and sent in care of Arab Shrine, 1305 Kansas, 66612.


John M. Hedrick

BALDWIN -- Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Vinland Cemetery in the Vinland community north of Baldwin for John M. Hedrick, 84, Baldwin, who died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

He was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Beatrice, Neb., to John Henry and Mary Stevens Hedrick. He spent his early life in Bonner Springs and graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1932. He lived east of Vinland where he had been a farmer for many years. He also worked for The University of Kansas Department of Housing in Lawrence for more than 35 years before he retired in 1983.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Vinland.

He married Mamie Moppin on June 11, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Hedrick, Baldwin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Vinland and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin, 66006.


Dorothy Hermes

SENECA -- Dorothy Hermes, 78, Seneca, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Seneca care home.

Her husband, Dr. Jerome Hermes, survives.

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca is in charge of arrangements.


Geneva Hossfeld

POWHATTAN Geneva Hossfeld, 84, Powhattan, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Wichita hospital.

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Powhattan Cemetery.


Mary Ljungdahl

DODGE CITY -- Mary Iona Ljungdahl, 81, Dodge City, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at home.

She was born March 29, 1919, in Dodge City, to Joseph and Bernice Frohock Goddard. She spent her early life in nearby Ingalls in Gray County and graduated from Ingalls High School. She lived in Dodge City since 1960.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, PEO Sisterhood, Atheneum Club and the Christian Women's Club, all in Dodge City.

She married Philip Warner Ljungdahl on Nov. 17, 1940. He died July 1, 1989. A daughter, Dianne Ljungdahl, died in infancy.

Survivors include a son, David Ljungdahl, Topeka; two daughters, Jeannine Comstock, Albuquerque, N.M., and Marilyn Vajgert, Coral Springs, Fla.; a brother, Francis Goddard, Dodge City; two sisters, Elaine Addison, Dodge City, and Evelyn Iles, Wichita; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Dodge City. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Mrs. Ljungdahl will lie in state after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Hospice of the Prairie, both in Dodge City, 67801.


Vera Massie

COUNCIL GROVE -- Vera Jane Massie, 66, Council Grove, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Council Grove nursing home.

She was born March 5, 1934, in Allen, to Albert "Micky" and Wauneta McMurdo. She graduated from Admire High School in Admire in 1952. She had lived in Council Grove since 1968.

She was a member of Lulu Chapter No. 135 of Order of Eastern Star in Allen and the auxiliary to Lowry-Funston Post No. 1980 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Emporia.

She married Lewis Massie on Dec. 14, 1957, in Wichita. He survives.

Other survivors include two stepsons, Earl Massie, Alta Vista, and Robert Leroy Massie, Scappoose, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Donna Harris, Holyrood, and Barbara Jane Thompson, Wichita; a brother, Raymond McMurdo, address unavailable; three half-brothers, Michael Hooper, Willard Hooper and David Hooper, addresses unavailable; two half-sisters, Linda Power and Clara Pitts, addresses unavailable; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Massie was cremated. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Council Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, 66846. Kendall Funeral Chapel in Council Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Frank Neuhauser

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery for Frank E. Neuhauser, 94, Topeka, who died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born April 18, 1906, in Hesston in Harvey County, to Samuel E. and Lottie Mae Weaver Neuhauser. He was employed by the state of Kansas, including 38 years for the Internal Revenue Service and 10 years for the House of Representatives.

He married Georgina O. Biesterfeld. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Larry J. Neuhauser, Parkville, Mo.; a daughter, Judy J. Linquist, Topeka; a brother, Willard Neuhauser, in Nevada; a sister, Erla Coleman, Menlo Park, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Mr. Neuhauser will lie in state from 8 to 9 a.m. today at Newcomer Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers and Related Disorders Association, P.O. Box 1427, 66601.


Ramona C. Ramirez

EMPORIA -- Ramona C. Ramirez, 83, Emporia, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at an Emporia retirement home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1917, in Emporia, to Marcelino and Simona Landeroz Robledo.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia.

She married Lucio V. Ramirez on April 1, 1941, in Cottonwood Falls. He died Dec. 28, 1999. A son, Lucio Edwardo Ramirez Jr., also died.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Cisneros and Aurora F. Salazar, both in Topeka, Patricia A. Johnson, Ludowici, Ga., Anita V. Andrews, Garland, Texas, and Alexandria Anderson, Phoenix; a brother, Richard Robledo, Emporia; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Emporia. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Jones Health Center at the Presbyterian Manor, both in Emporia, 66801.


Edna E. Regier

McPHERSON -- Edna E. Regier, 101, McPherson, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a McPherson care center.

She was born Aug. 18, 1898, in McPherson County, to August A. and Anna C. Strand Anderson. She spent her life in McPherson County.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Garden Club and the auxiliary to Ellis Post No. 2715 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in McPherson.

She married Benjamin Theodore Regier on Nov. 7, 1918, in Marion. He died April 24, 1973. A son, Marion Regier, and two daughters, Hester Seidel and Ann Williams, also died.

Survivors include a son, Jim Regier, Lyons, Ore.; a daughter, June Wiederstein, Bullhead City, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be at McPherson Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in McPherson.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the Cedars care home, both in McPherson, 67460. Stockham Funeral Home in McPherson is in charge of arrangements.


Anthia Schmidt

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the courtyard at Ward-Meade Park for Anthia Grace Schmidt, 36, Topeka, who died July 18, 2000, at home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1963, in Rangely, Colo., to Carl and Nona Mae Flesher Brown, and she had lived in Topeka since 1995.

She was a member of Seaman Baptist Church.

She married Kerry A. Schmidt on Nov. 25, 1995, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include two sisters, Larona O'Bryan, Antioch, Calif., and Marie Shelton, in Colorado.

Mrs. Schmidt was cremated. Contributions may be made to the Anthia Schmidt Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home.


Ed Schwanke

MAPLE HILL Edwin C. "Ed" Schwanke, 91, Maple Hill, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a St. Marys nursing home.

He was born April 28, 1909, in the Volland community southwest of Alma, to Henry and Amanda Schlief Schwanke. He graduated from Maple Hill High School in 1927 and spent most of his life in the Maple Hill community. He was a farmer and stockman.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in England with the 1908th Ordnance Ammunition Company of the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the Community Congregational Church and Elmer Romick Post No. 130 of the American Legion, both in Maple Hill. He was a member and past president of Wabaunsee County Rural Water District No. 1 and a member of the Wabaunsee County Farm Bureau and Wabaunsee County Cattlemen's Association. He had been a 4-H Club leader.

He married Marlee Fishburn Kaff on June 25, 1950, in Overbrook. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Doug Schwanke, St. Marys, and Kendall Schwanke, Hesston; a daughter, Ann Deiter, Silver Lake; a sister, Laura Hagewood, Whittier, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Congregational Church in Maple Hill. A Fort Riley detail will conduct graveside services at Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Schwanke will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Congregational Church or the fire department, both in Maple Hill, 66507.


Esther Stawitz

Esther A. Stawitz, 90, Houston, formerly of Topeka, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Houston nursing center.

She was born Sept. 21, 1909, in Admire, to John and Elise Erickson. She spent her early life in Osage City. She lived in Topeka from 1944 until earlier this year when she moved to Houston.

She was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

She married Emil E. Stawitz on Jan. 3, 1944, in Topeka. He died Nov. 12, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Stawitz, Tulsa, Okla., and Fred Stawitz, Houston; a stepdaughter, Darlene Hunter, Valliant, Okla.; a brother, Elmer Erickson, Osage City; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YWCA Battered Women's Task Force, 225 W. 12th, 66612. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of Topeka arrangements.


Edna Thompson

LAWRENCE -- Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center for Edna Thompson, 93, Lawrence, who died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Lawrence care center.

She was born May 31, 1907, in the Burt community northwest of Yates Center, to Henry and Ellen Randall Old. She lived in Burt and Yates Center in Woodson County before she moved to Lawrence in 1922. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence in 1923. She received a bachelor's degree at The University of Kansas in 1928.

She took graduate courses at the University of Illinois in Champaign before returning to Lawrence to complete work on a master's degree in biology in 1930. She worked as a laboratory assistant in the botany department at The University of Kansas. She lived in Coffeyville for several years before returning to Lawrence last month.

While in Coffeyville, she attended the United Methodist Church in Tyro west of Coffeyville.

She married Rufus H. Thompson on June 1, 1937. He died June 3, 1980.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Getz, Lawrence; a sister, V. Fern Old, Coffeyville; and two grandchildren.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.


Gerald F. Wood

ATCHISON An Air Force honor guard will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alderson Cemetery west of Atchison for Gerald F. Wood, 58, formerly of Atchison and Kansas City, Mo., who died Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home near Drexel, Mo.

He was born March 12, 1942, in Atchison, to John E. and Nellie Hollands Wood. He attended public schools in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School. He worked in Kansas City, Mo., for 26 years for Graybar Electric Co., where he was a supervisor before he retired. He later was a farmer and stockman near Drexel.

He served in the Air Force from Aug. 23, 1961, to Aug. 22, 1964.

He was a member of Post No. 138 of the American Legion in Drexel and a former member of Fleming-Jackson-Seever Post No. 6 of the American Legion in Atchison.

He married Anita Hernandez on Oct. 6, 1977, in Miami, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Michael Martinez, Independence, Mo., Mark Martinez, O'Fallon, Mo., and Steven Martinez, Avondale, Mo.; four daughters, Marie Stafford, Marjorie Martinez and Renee Wells, all in Kansas City, Mo., and Laura Martinez, Aurora, Colo.; his mother, Nellie Wood, Atchison; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice.


Elizabeth Woolsoncroft

CENTRALIA -- Private memorial services are planned for Elizabeth Woolsoncroft, 90, Centralia, who died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Centralia care center. She was cremated.

She was born Oct. 18, 1909, in Omaha.

She married Ira Woolsoncroft. He died before she married Samuel Woolsoncroft in 1968 in Topeka. He died July 17, 1993.

Survivors include a son, James Dale Woolsoncroft, Liberty, Mo.; three daughters, Florence Mader, Independence, Mo., Fay L. Partnory, Overland Park, and Rosemary Woolsoncroft, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Ben Woolsoncroft, Salina; a stepdaughter, Jeanie Bonrud, Flandreau, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastridge Care Home in Centralia, 66415. Hayes-Popkess Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements.

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Howard Backman

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Howard Donald Backman, 70, Bellevue, died July 11, 2000, at a Bellevue hospital. He had cancer.

Mr. Backman was an electrical engineer for Boeing for 39 years before he retried in 1993. He worked on several Boeing projects, including Apollo, AWACS, ASAT, B777 and P-3 ASW. He served four years with the U. S. Air Force.

He was born Aug. 23, 1929, the son of Donald A. and Edith Vandorn Backman. He grew up in and near Vliets, Kan. He graduated from Frankfort High School and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University. He earned a master's degree in mathematics from Wichita State University. He was a 28-year member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Alice Backman; a daughter, Nancy Henson of Bellevue; a son Tim Backman, Issaquah, Wash.; a brother, Gerald Backman, Vermillion; a sister Carol Rasmussen, Overland Park; and two grandchildren.

Services were July 14 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, Wash. 98007, or to the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance at (800) 872-3000.


Damon Benedict

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the All Faiths Chapel at Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center for Damon Benedict, 52, formerly of Topeka. He died July 19, 2000, at his home in Needles, Calif. He had cancer.

Mr. Benedict retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Topeka. He served in the Army Green Beret Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

He was born March 10, 1948, in Paola, the son of Keith and Arlene Benedict. He was raised in Paola. He moved to Kingman, Ariz., from Topeka and then moved to Needles about seven months ago.

Mr. Benedict was a charter member of Topeka Chapter No. 604 of the Vietnam Veterans of America where he served as commander of the Honor Guard. He also was past president of the Kansas State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America.

Survivors include his wife, Amira Benedict, at home; a daughter, Suzy Benedict, Americus, Ga.; his parents, Keith and Arlene Benedict, Phoenix; four brothers, Daryl Benedict, Olathe, Kenneth Benedict, Osawatomie, Everett Benedict, Lillburn, Ga., and Billy Benedict, Battleground, Wash.; four sisters, Valentina, Leawood; and Shirley, Esther and Robin, all of Phoenix.

Mr. Benedict was cremated. The Honor Guard from Chapter No. 604 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will conduct military honors at the services.


George Duley

JUNCTION CITY -- George Thomas Duley, 57, Junction City, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Topeka.

Mr. Duley served in the Army from 1961 to 1982 and retired at the rank of E-7. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He also served in France and Germany. He was decorated with the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Army commendation medal with oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct medal with six oak leaf clusters, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Overseas ribbon, Overseas Medal, South Vietnamese Campaign Civil Action Award and the South Vietnamese Cross for gallantry with oak leaf cluster with unit citation. He worked in civil service at Fort Riley Admission until 1996 and was an assistant coach and librarian at St. Xavier Catholic School from 1997 to 1999.

He was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of George William and Eulah Grace Sager Duley. He attended college in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Mr. Duley was a member of St. Xavier Catholic Church, Lions Sundowners, American Federation of Government Employees and Knights of Columbus.

He married Carol Ann Sohn on Oct. 22, 1969, in Mitchell, S.D. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Tom Staggs, in Indiana, Donald Martin Duley, in Colorado, and Charles Jenkins Jr., Manhattan; three daughters, Sally Jones, in Indiana, Beth Ann Duley, in Ohio, and Donna Day, in Nebraska; two brothers, Miles Duley, in Georgia, and Samuel Duley, in Ohio; a sister, Kathryn Kopping, in Iowa; and five grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at St. Xavier Catholic Church. Cremation followed the services. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Xavier Catholic School Activities Committee, 200 N. Washington, Junction City, 66441.


Grace Frakes

HIGHLAND -- Grace Lee Frakes, 72, Highland, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Highland nursing home.

She was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Highland, the daughter of Jesse L. and Nelle L. Morley Lininger. She graduated from Highland High School and Highland Community College.

Mrs. Frakes was a teller at Farmers State Bank in Highland for 17 years and then a director. She later was a bookkeeper at Highland Community College for 10 years. Mrs. Frakes was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church and Highland Progressive Club.

She married Robert Frakes on Sept. 12, 1953, in Leona. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Melissa Baity, Manhattan; a son, Paul Frakes, Lawrence; a brother, Jesse B. Lininger, Kansas City, Mo.; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Bellevue United Methodist Church in Leona. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Ambulance Fund, Highland Cemetery or Bellevue United Methodist Church and sent in care of Highland Mortuary.


18-year-old Topeka hiker killed by lightning strike

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Topeka teenager died Tuesday when he was struck by lightning while hiking on Pikes Peak.

Graham Waltman Frazee, 18, son of Ron and Cindy Frazee, of Topeka, and a 2000 graduate of Topeka West High School, was hiking about 300 feet below the summit with several people from Denver when he was struck, Lt. Ken Hilte said.

Rescuers took Frazee to the summit of the 14,110-foot mountain, where an ambulance and Flight for Life team tried to resuscitate him.

He was declared dead at 2:31 p.m., Hilte said.


Vernon Geissler

LAWRENCE -- Vernon Victor Geissler, 80, Lawrence, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Geissler was the director of placement at The University of Kansas from 1976 until he retired in 1988.

Services will be announced by the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


Hubert Germann

BURLINGTON -- Hubert "Butch" Germann, 83, Burlington, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Burlington hospital.

Mr. Germann was a modification mechanic for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita from 1942 until he retired in 1976. He earlier farmed near Strawn with his father and worked for Place Dairy.

He was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Strawn, the son of William E. and Pearl Irene McGhenn Germann. He attended the "Swamp College" rural school near Strawn.

Mr. Germann was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burlington and the Coffey County Skampers camping club.

He married Ruby M. Kellum on Nov. 15, 1939, in Burlington. She preceded him in death Jan. 11, 1989. He later married Violet Lewis Czirr on Aug. 12, 1989, in Burlington. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, David Germann, Andover, and John Germann, Wichita; a daughter, Judith Kay Bryan, Burlington; a stepdaughter, Judy Williams, Topeka; a brother, Ernest Germann, Emporia; five sisters, Beulah Stutesman, Emporia, Isabelle Bruce, Harrisonville, Mo., Virginia Hollar, Reading, LaVerne Holscher, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Leota Simon, Ottumwa; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Burlington. Burial will be in Bowman-Adgate Cemetery northwest of Burlington. Mr. Germann will lie in state today at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Margaret Gibson

SILVERDALE, Wash. -- Margaret R. Gibson, 92, Silverdale, Wash., died July 9, 2000.

Mrs. Gibson taught in Kansas elementary schools the late 1920s and early 1930s. She later taught several years at Pearson Elementary School in Washington until she retired in 1971.

She was born May 21, 1908, in Whiting, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Florence Monroe. She attended Soldier, Kan., High School and Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. She moved to Washington in 1942 and graduated from Western Washington University.

Mrs. Gibson was a member of First Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and served as a librarian. She also was active in Ingabog Nevill Children's Orthopedic Guild, Friends of the Poulsbo Library and Washington Retired Teachers Association.

She married Erwin C. Gibson on May 21, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia, in 1976.

Survivors include a son, Harold E. Gibson, Poulsbo, Wash.; a brother, George Monroe, Grand Island, Neb.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were July 14 at First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church and sent in care of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Wash.


Napoleon Grant Jr.

Services will be announced by Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Napoleon Augustus Grant Jr., 51, Topeka. He died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.


Guy Hartley

WASHINGTON -- Guy E. Hartley, 77, Washington, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Linn nursing home.

Mr. Hartley was a laborer.

He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Tecumseh, Neb., the son of Rufus P. and Sarah Hazen Hartley.

Survivors include a brother, Perry Hartley, Washington; and three sisters, Elizabeth Matthews and Donetta Crane, both of Fairbury, Neb., and Martha Polage, Marysville.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Prospect Hill Cemetery north of Blue Rapids.

Contributions may be made to the Guy E. Hartley Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of Terry Chapel and Funeral Home in Waterville.


Dorothy Hermes

SENECA -- Dorothy Aley Hermes, 78, Seneca, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Seneca care home.

Mrs. Hermes was a clerical worker for Dr. C.E. Cochran in Topeka from 1941 to 1966 and office manager for Dr. John Ashley in Topeka from 1966 to 1976. She later worked with her husband, Dr. Jerome Hermes, in his Seneca chiropractic office until she retired in 1994.

She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Vincent and Anna Behm Quinn. She was raised in Maryville, Mo., and graduated from Maryville High School in 1939. She attended business school in St. Joseph, Mo. She moved to Topeka in 1941 and lived there until she moved back to Seneca.

Mrs. Hermes was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Ann's Altar Society and the church choir, and she served as Eucharistic minister at the church. She also was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, GFWC Seneca Woman's Club and the Show and Tell Club in Seneca. She was a former member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka.

She married Charles Aley on May 24, 1941. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1974. She later married Dr. Jerome Hermes on June 12, 1976, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Robert Aley, Shawnee; a stepson, Mark Hermes, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a brother, Donald Quinn, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka. A vigil prayer service will be at 8 p.m. today at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School Building Fund or to the Dorothy Hermes Memorial Fund and sent in care of the family.


Geneva Hossfeld

POWHATTAN -- Geneva G. Hossfeld, 84, Powhattan, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Wichita hospital.

Mrs. Hossfeld was a licensed practical nurse in Wichita for 25 years before she retired at the age of 70.

She was born May 10, 1916, in rural Brown County, the daughter of Henry and Audrey Cashman Wenger. She graduated from Powhattan High School in 1935 and earned her LPN certificate in 1964 at the Wichita Vocational Technical School. She moved back to Powhattan from Wichita after she retired.

Mrs. Hossfeld was a member of Powhattan United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and she was a charter member of Brown County Historical Society Quilters of Hiawatha. She was past Kansas state president of the National Federated Licensed Practical Nurses Association, and she served two terms on the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

She married Albert W. Hossfeld on May 24, 1937, in Powhattan. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Schmitt, Grass Valley Calif., and Debra West, Wichita; three brothers, Leon Wenger, Powhattan, Keith Wenger, Linden, Mich., and Kenneth Wenger, Hiawatha; two sisters, Louise Anderson, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Betty Barnes, Hiawatha; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A celebration of the life of Geneva Hossfeld will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Powhattan United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Powhattan Cemetery. Mrs. Hossfeld will lie in state after noon today at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Historical Society Quilters or to the United Methodist Women of the Powhattan United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Floy Ice

ST. MARYS -- Floy E. Ice, 55, St. Marys, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mrs. Ice taught fourth grade at Rochester Elementary School in Topeka for four years and worked several years for the State of Kansas. She taught study skills and was a computer technology assistant for the Kaw Valley Unified School District in St. Marys since 1987.

She was born March 12, 1945, in Dodge City, the daughter of Floyd M. and Eleanor Fraser White. She graduated from Dodge City High School and Dodge City Community College. She also graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia in 1968.

She had lived in St. Marys since 1976.

Mrs. Ice was a member of the Christian Church in Rossville and St. Bernard Chapter No. 97 of the Order of Eastern Star in Dodge City.

She married Richard Ice on Nov. 27, 1970, at Dodge City. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Heather Ann Ice, St. Marys; her mother, Eleanor White, Dodge City; and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mrs. Ice will lie in state after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of the funeral home.


Lillian Kadlec

BELLEVILLE -- Lillian Mae Beyer Leseberg Kadlec, 80, Belleville, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Hastings, Neb., hospital.

Mrs. Kadlec worked for Scotts Specialties for 30 years.

She was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Odell, Neb.

Mrs. Kadlec was a 4-H foods and sewing leader for many years.

She married Carl Beyer on June 23, 1940. He preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1966. She married Francis Kadlec on Oct. 10, 1974. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Carl Beyer Jr., Topeka; two daughters, Linda Bedell, Wellsville, and Jean Sommer, Manhattan; two brothers, Wallace Leseberg, Wymore, Neb., and Edwin Leseberg, Hanover; a sister, Evelyn Gleue, Bremen; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at American Lutheran Church in Belleville. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery in Belleville. Mrs. Kadlec will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.

Contributions may be made to the Lillian Kadlec Education Memorial and sent in care of the funeral home.


Dorothy Kaiser

Services will be announced by Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Kaiser, 92, Topeka. She died Monday, July 24, 2000, at her home.


Joseph Lee

Services will be announced by Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Joseph Lee, 55, Topeka. He died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.


Zaida Luthey

PASADENA, Calif. -- Zaida Luthey, 80, Pasadena, Calif., died June 12, 2000, in Pasadena.

She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of George and Zella Corbett Pratt. She graduated from Highland Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English and music at The University of Kansas. She moved to Pasadena from Topeka in 1996.

Mrs. Luthey was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Organization and the American Association of University Women, and she was past president of the Woman's Club. She also served on the board of directors of Stormont-Vail Regional HealthCare Center in Topeka.

She married Louis L. "Joe" Luthey on May 29, 1941, in Iola, Kan. He preceded her in death May 1, 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Zaida "Zan" Luthey-Schulten, Urbana, Ill.; a son, Joe Lee Luthey, Pasadena; a brother, Dana Pratt, Atco, N.J., and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children Fund and sent in care of the Arab Shrine, 1305 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, 66612.


Sam Prato

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Sam J. Prato, 68, Rochester, died Monday, July 24, 2000.

Mr. Prato retried from the Marine Corps at the rank of captain after 22 years of service. He later worked 15 years for Eastman Kodak Park Security.

He was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Rochester.

Mr. Prato was a member of Cooper Marine Post No. 603, Ridge Webster Post No. 943 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Mustangs Association.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, the former Josephine Laloggia, at home; six daughters, Angie Miller, Henrietta, N.Y., Laura Arreola, Topeka, Kan., Mary Kibbee, Silver Lake, Kan., Elana Prato, Rochester, N.H., and Debbie Meli and Donna Mangefrida; four sons, Edwin Prato, in Missouri, Allen Prato, in Japan, Michael Prato, Silver Lake, Kan., and David Meli; a brother, Anthony Prato; two sisters, Angie Fedele and Josephine DiMascio; and 20 grandchildren.

Services will be in Rochester under the direction of Profetta Funeral Chapel of Webster, N.Y.


Chlorene Roan

MANHATTAN -- Chlorene E. Roan, 80, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Manhattan senior community.

Mrs. Roan taught school in Illinois for a short time and was a certified braillist.

She was born July 19, 1920, in Clark County, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Lilly Schick. She was raised near Casey, Ill., and earned a degree in education from Illinois State Teachers College at Charleston, Ill. She lived in Champaign, Ill., Honolulu, Hawaii, and Maryland before she moved to Manhattan in 1965. She lived in Sidney, Australia, from 1965 to 1968 and in Tucson, Ariz., from 1968 to 1973. She moved back to Manhattan from Aberdeen, N.D., in 1983.

Mrs. Roan was a member of First Baptist Church in Manhattan.

She married Clifford C. Roan on Dec. 27, 1945, at Casey, Ill. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Richard Lee Roan, Topeka, and Kenneth Neil Roan, Manhattan; a sister, Mary Braxton, Terra Haute, Ind.; and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Roan donated her body to The University of Kansas Medical Center for research. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Manhattan. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan.


Marcia Shook

SCRANTON -- Marcia C. Shook, 61, Scranton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born March 5, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo.

Services will be announced by Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Burial will be in Lynn Creek Cemetery in Berryton.


Thomas Steele Jr.

Thomas Warren Steele Jr., 77, Topeka, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Steele worked for Supply Depot, Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Menningers before he retired.

He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Topeka, the son of Thomas W. Steele Sr. and Florence Carmen-Steele. He graduated from Topeka High School and Kansas Technical Institute.

Mr. Steele was a member of the East Topeka NIA, past-president of NDGE Union, and a 60-year member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as an usher, deacon and layman and was active in the Mildren Griffin Mission Circle and Sunday school.

He married Peggy Haines on Sept. 14, 1971. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Rosemarie Marshall Burnham, Bellview, Neb., and Beatrice K. Scott and Betina L. McCrae, both of Topeka; five sons, Thomas Steele III, Christopher J. Steele and David N. Steele, all of Topeka, David Steele, Ottawa, and Nathaniel E. Steele, Toledo, Ohio; a brother, Lillard C. Steele, Topeka; and 20 grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Mr. Steele will lie in state after 4 p.m. today at the Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.


Betty Swallow

DECATUR, Texas -- Betty Jane Swallow, 58, Decatur, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Denton, Texas.

Mrs. Swallow was born April 16, 1942, in Pomona, Kan. She worked at the Wal-Mart in Denton.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Joe Swallow, at home; a son, Bryan Wayne Swallow, Clinton Township, Mich.; a daughter, Deanna Lynn Estenson, Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Doris Jean Swallow, Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced in Pomona. Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements.


Catherine Wagner

Services are pending at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home for Catherine P. "Kay" Wagner, 92, Topeka. She died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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Donald Allen

Donald D. Allen, 72, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Allen worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Manhattan and Marysville in the 1950s. He also officiated football and basketball games in central and eastern Kansas. He taught elementary school in Keats, and he worked for Farm Bureau Insurance from 1955 to the late 1960s. He owned and operated his own independent agency, Allen Insurance Associates. He also served on the board of directors of Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. for several years.

He was born June 11, 1928, in Dawson, Neb., the son of Elton R. and Sophia Molina Yocum Allen. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1947, where he participated in football, basketball, baseball, 4-H and FFA. He earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy and economics at Kansas State University in 1952.

Mr. Allen was a member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Professional Insurance Agents of Kansas. He was active in the Seaman Booster Club, where he served as president and was in the Fine Arts Club. He also was a member of the Sunrise Optimist Club, a charter member of the North Topeka Optimist Club, Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and Arab Shrine. He also was an elder and trustee of Second Presbyterian Church.

He married Dixie M. Fisher on June 26, 1949, in Soldier. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Steven K. Allen, Paul S. Allen and Vance C. Allen, all of Topeka, and Jay Don Allen, Las Vegas; his mother and stepfather, George and Nora Helen Allen Monroe, Grand Island, Neb.; three brothers, Raymond B. Allen, Lafayette, Colo., William Boyd Allen, Topeka, and Martin W. Allen, Highland; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by a daughter, Dixie Diane Allen, in February 1977.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Allen will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the mortuary, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63131-3597, or to the American Diabetes Association, Kansas Affiliate, 3210 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67208-3309, or to Second Presbyterian Church, 210 N.W. Menninger Road, Topeka, 66617.


Benjamin Barrett

FLORENCE -- Benjamin F. Barrett, 84, Florence, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Barrett was a teacher and had taught in the Florence school system for many years.

He was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Topeka, the son of Benjamin Barrett and Myrtle Jackson. He graduated from Washburn University, and later earned a master's degree from The University of Kansas.

Mr. Barrett was a member of the Florence Christian Church, where he taught Sunday school for 40 years.

He married Ella Mae Hopkins on March 19, 1938, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Tom Barrett, Parsons, and Ben Barrrett, Topeka; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florence Christian Church in Florence. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Christian Church or to the Florence Ambulance Service and sent in care of the funeral home.


Estalene Bennett

EMPORIA -- Estalene "Faye" Bennett, 77, Emporia, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in California.

She was born April 25, 1923, at Americus, the daughter of Silas Fremont and Hattie Lavina Reyer Harris.

She married Kenneth S. Bennett on Oct. 12, 1944, at Portsmouth, Va. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Daniel Bennett and Allen Bennett; a sister, Phyllis Laughlin, Prairie Village; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be in the Americus Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Vernon Crites

Vernon Crites, 77, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Crites retired from government service on Dec. 31, 1977, after 34 years of service. He also had been was a Navy pilot.

He was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Topeka, the son of Elwood G. and Ruth Oldham Crites. He graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1940, and from Washburn University in 1965.

Mr. Crites was a member of Jefferson Assembly of God Church in Meriden.

He married Wynema Hudson on Nov. 19, 1944, at Pensacola, Fla. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Thomas E. Crites, Topeka; a daughter, Janice Lewis, Lawrence; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Crites was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Lewis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mount Hope Mausoleum Chapel. A Fort Riley military detail will conduct military honors in the mausoleum. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Crites will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the mausoleum. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Tom Crites residence, 7548 N.W. 74th.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


William Damron

William J. Damron, 72, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz.

Mr. Damron worked at Winter General VA Medical Center and the C.F. Menninger Clinic. He also was a law enforcement officer for more than 28 years. He retired from the Topeka Police Department as the public relations director in 1978. He also had served in the communications patrol, as a detective and in the vice squad and the narcotics division. He also was a school liaison officer. He later worked for 17 years in the consumer loan department at Commerce Bank and Trust before he retired in 1995.

He was born May 31, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Audie L. and Dorothy Williams Damron. He attended school in Kansas City and Topeka. He attended Washburn University and The University of Kansas . He graduated from Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, the School of Police Science at Northwestern University and the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va. He had lived in Phoenix for the past three years.

Mr. Damron was a member of First Congregational Church in Topeka, where he served on the board of trustees. He was a member of The University of Kansas Alumni Association, The University of Kansas Endowment and Williams Fund, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and he was a charter member of Topeka Lodge No. 3 of the Fraternal Order of Police. He also was active in several area Masonic organizations, and the City of Topeka Retirees Club, where he served as its first treasurer.

He married Joyce Yvonne Dryden on Jan. 3, 1959, in Council Grove. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Stephen Damron, Topeka; a daughter, Julie Damron-Dittmer, Topeka; his stepmother, Edith Damron, in Kansas City; three sisters, Audrey Matney and Patricia Barker, both of Kansas City, and Barbara Reese, Bella Vista, Ark.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Damron donated his body to the International Institute of Medicine. A memorial service was Sunday in Mesa, Ariz. Later memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 414158, Miami, Fla., 33141-4158.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Lonnie Davis

JUNCTION CITY -- Lonnie Davis, 55, Junction City, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at a Junction City hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.


Luther Elliott

JUNCTION CITY -- Luther Orlando Elliott, 87, Junction City, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at a Junction City nursing home.

Mr. Elliott worked many years for Roy Hubbard Construction. He had been self-employed before he retired in 1985.

He was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Gypsum, the son of Luther Emery and Alice Millison Elliott. He attended school in Navarre, Hope and Sand Springs.

Mr. Elliott was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Ruby Margaret Smith on July 21, 1936, in Hanover. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Edward Elliott, Junction City; five brothers, Orvin Newton Elliott, Kinsley, Winston Lyle Elliott, Abilene, Lester Elliott, Manhattan, Eldon Elliott, Junction City, and Dale Neal Elliott, El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Leona Bennett, Abilene, and Velma Walters, Topeka; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Junction City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 7th and Jefferson, Junction City, 66441.


Larry Emmett

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Larry Gene Emmett, 61, Albuquerque, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at an Albuquerque hospital.

Mr. Emmett was an accomplished musician.

He was born April 11, 1939, in Mayetta, Kan., the son of Chris and Cordelia Emmett. He earned an associates degree in electronics at Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kan.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Edna Allen Emmett, Albuquerque; two daughters, Kimberly Whitney, Albuquerque, and Melody Hemingway, Princeton, Mo.; two sons, John Cosby and Jeffrey Cosby, both of Parkville, Mo.; four sisters, Christina Bartholomew, Philadelphia, Miss., Betty Knarr and Mary Ann Caldwell, both of Leavenworth, Kan., and Sandra Emmett, Aberdeen, S.D.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church in Mayetta. Burial will be in the Shipshee Cemetery on the Potawatomi Indian Reservation.


Floyd Evers

MANHATTAN -- Floyd Henry Evers, 73, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Evers was an executive with Bird Music Co. for more than 40 years.

He was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Topeka, the son of Henry and Myrtle Wood Evers. He moved to Manhattan 60 years ago.

Mr. Evers was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Elks Lodge.

He married Mary M. Lewis on Oct. 8, 1944, in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia "Patty" Burnett, DeSoto, and Rosemary "Rosie" Murphy, Manhattan; a son, Ken Evers, Manhattan; two sisters, Anna Pufohl and Jean Sorber, both of Topeka; a brother, Fred Evers, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Evers was preceded in death by a son, Larry L. Evers.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. Inurnment in Sunrise Cemetery will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley County Seniors' Service Center, and sent in care of the funeral home.


William Fehr Jr.

LEAVENWORTH -- William P. Fehr Jr., 55, Leavenworth, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Mr. Fehr served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1984, retiring at the rank of master sergeant. He served at many overseas duty stations and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He was born Feb. 21, 1945, in Bronx, N.Y., the son of William P. and Evelyn McKeel Fehr Sr.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Fehr, Topeka, and James Fehr, Santa Monica, Calif.; two brothers, Jerry Fehr, in Rhode Island, and Rick Fehr, in Connecticut; and two sisters, Jenny Leffler, Jewitt City, Conn., and Patricia Barbo, in Connecticut.

Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the William P. Fehr Memorial Fund to be designated later, and sent in care of Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home in Leavenworth.


Vernon Geissler

LAWRENCE -- Vernon Victor Geissler, 80, Lawrence, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Geissler was the director of placement at The University of Kansas from 1976 until he retired in 1988. He earlier had been associate director of career planning and placement at Kansas State University for 10 years.

Mr. Geissler was president of the Kansas Chapter for Public Administration and was the first person to serve two terms in that office. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a combat pilot in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946. He flew a B-25 in the 5th Air Force, 38th Bomb Group, and 405th Squadron.

He was born June 22, 1920, the son of Henry and Julia Zimmerman Geissler. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Kansas State University in agricultural economics.

He served as a ordained deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of El Dorado. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. He also served in the Kaw Valley Personnel Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Winnifred, at home; his stepdaughter, Christina Pederson, Lafayette, Colo.; and two sisters, Leona Goertz, Wichita, and Jane Miller, Hillsboro.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Geissler will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor and sent in care of the mortuary.


Nelda Gerhardt

HOLTON -- Nelda M. Gerhardt, 71, Holton, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at a Holton hospital.

Mrs. Gerhardt was a cook at the Jackson County Senior Citizen's Center and the Jackson County Nursing Home, both in Holton.

She was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Keats, the daughter of Claude G. and Lelah O. Fogleman Summers.

Mrs. Gerhardt was a member of Soldier Christian Church, and she attended the First Christian Church in Holton. She was a former member of the Sunshine Club, the Missionary Society of New Eden Church, the Friendship Club, Theos Widows Group and the Widowed Person's Service, all in Soldier, and the Holton Area Singles through the First Christian Church.

She married Walter Wesley on April 18, 1947. He preceded her in death June 17, 1981. She later married Albert "Boots" Gerhardt on Dec. 3, 1983. He preceded her in death June 15, 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Larson, Topeka; two sisters, Hazel Little and Velma DeHart, both of Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Soldier Christian Church in Soldier. Burial will be in the America City Cemetery near Havensville. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Senior Citizen's Center, and sent in care of Farmer's State Bank in Holton or Circleville.


Ona Godlove

CARBONDALE -- Ona P. Godlove, 86, Carbondale, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at an Overbrook nursing home.

Mrs. Godlove worked in Falley's Deli and for Eventide Nursing Home. She and her husband also farmed in the Berryton and Carbondale communities.

She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Topeka, the daughter of William D. and Mary Hillner Allen. She attended Berryton High School.

She married Clyde C. Godlove on June 23, 1933, in Topeka. He preceded her in death March 11, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Donald C. Godlove, Topeka; three daughters, Norma J. Ganger, Carbondale, Mary Keefe, Abilene, and Beverly Mohler, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel in Topeka. Burial will be in the Lynn Creek Cemetery southeast of Topeka. Mrs. Godlove will lie in state after noon today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 S.W. 29th, Topeka, 66614.


Mildred Gradinger

Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel for Mildred "Mid" Gradinger, 93, Topeka. She died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at a Topeka retirement center.

Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Halstead Public Library or to the Alzheimer's Association, Topeka, Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, 66601-1427.


Genevieve Green

PACOIMA, Calif. -- Genevieve E. Greene, 92, Pacoima, died July 19, 2000.

She was born in 1908, the daughter of Elgin Woody Sr. and Elenora Carter-Minor.

Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Greene.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce E. Pearson, Las Vegas; two brothers, Hobart O. Woody Sr. and Ronald O. Bartleson, both of Lawrence, Kan.; a sister, Sandra Francisco, Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.


Linden Greene Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- Linden Wells Greene Jr., 81, Elizabeth City, died Monday, July 24, 2000.

Mr. Greene was a retired engineer for Union Carbide. He also was a Navy veteran.

He was born in Peoria, Ill., the son of Linden Wells Greene Sr. and Matie Flanagan Greene.

Mr. Greene was a member of Elizabeth City First Church of the Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Estella McLucas Greene.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Beresford; a son, Daniel L. Greene, Westminster, Md.; a sister, Florence Greene Webber, Topeka, Kan.; a brother, Charles Edwin Greene; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elizabeth City First Church of the Nazarene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth City First Church of the Nazarene, 1085 US-17 South, Elizabeth City, N.C., 27909.

Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Hayden

HOLTON -- Anna Lawrea Babb Hayden, 47, Holton, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her mother's home in Holton.

Ms. Hayden had been a court reporter and had worked in Topeka, St. Louis County, Mo., and San Diego County, Calif., before she retired.

She was born July 28, 1952, in Topeka, the daughter of Virgil and Artie Levas Babb. She was raised on a farm west of Holton, and graduated from Holton High School in 1970. She graduated from Clark's Business College in Topeka and became a court reporter. She moved back to the Holton area from Los Angeles earlier this month.

Ms. Hayden was involved in youth ministry in the San Diego and Los Angeles area in California, and she was a member of the Church of the Harvest in Los Angeles.

She married George Hayden. They were divorced.

Survivors include a son, Taj Hayden, Seattle; her mother and stepfather, Artie and Cliff Hatle, Holton; her father and stepmother, Virgil and Shirley Babb, Holton; and a brother, Dwayne Babb, Lawrence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multi-County Hospice or to Jackson County Friends of Hospice, and sent in care of the funeral home.


Dorothy Hermes

SENECA -- Dorothy Aley Hermes, 78, Seneca, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at a Seneca care home.

Mrs. Hermes was a clerical worker for Dr. C.E. Cochran in Topeka from 1941 to 1966 and office manager for Dr. John Ashley in Topeka from 1966 to 1976. She later worked with her husband, Dr. Jerome Hermes, in his Seneca chiropractic office until she retired in 1994.

She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Vincent and Anna Behm Quinn. She was raised in Maryville, Mo., and graduated from Maryville High School in 1939. She attended business school in St. Joseph, Mo. She moved to Topeka in 1941 and lived here until she moved to Seneca.

Mrs. Hermes was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Ann's Altar Society and the church choir, and she served as Eucharistic minister at the church. She also was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, GFWC Seneca Woman's Club and the Show and Tell Club in Seneca. She was a former member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka.

She married Charles Aley on May 24, 1941. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1974. She later married Dr. Jerome Hermes on June 12, 1976, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Robert Aley, Shawnee; a stepson, Mark Hermes, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Christina Callen, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Donald Quinn, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School Building Fund or to the Dorothy Hermes Memorial Fund and sent in care of the family.

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy Kaiser

Dorothy Whitney Kaiser, 91, Topeka, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Kaiser owned and operated Draperies by Dorothy in Topeka until the age of 82. She more recently had been writing a three-book series about her life.

She was born July 28, 1908, in Miltonvale, the daughter of Frank and Cora Whitney. She graduated from Miltonvale High School and she attended the University of Nebraska and Bethel College in Newton. She moved to Topeka in 1966.

She married Floyd E. Kaiser on Jan. 26, 1921. He preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Kaiser also was preceded in death by a granddaughter in 1984 and a son, Robert F. Kaiser, in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Kaiser, Jamestown, Colo.; three daughters, Rachel Lowe, Aptos, Calif., Ruth Pospisil, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Kay Kindall, Topeka; her care provider of the past 10 years, Willie Haggerty, Topeka; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Miltonvale Cemetery will be private. Mrs. Kaiser will lie in state after 4 p.m. today at the fuenral chapel, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions maybe made to the New Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S.E. Indiana, Topeka, 66605.


Wallace Murray

Wallace B. Murray, 87, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mr. Murray retired in 1971 from TWA, where he was a flight planning executive. He also held a Kansas Real Estate Brokers License.

He was born June 15, 1913, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Roy and Marguerite Wolf Murray.

Mr. Murray was past president of the TWA Management Club.

He married Dorothy Henry on Aug. 26, 1933, in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Roquet, Topeka; two sisters, Miriam Murray, La Jolla, Calif., and Mary Luckingham, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Gordon Murray, Pharr, Texas; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services and entombment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 N.W. Rochester Road, Topeka, 66617.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Angeline Riedesel

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Angeline J. Riedesel, 74, Kansas City, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her home.

She was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Riedesel was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

She married Robert L. Riedesel Sr. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Riedesel also was preceded in death by two sons, Stanley Riedesel and Ronald Riedesel.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Riedesel Jr., Lee's Summit, Mo., and David L. Riedesel, Berryton; three sisters, Mary Ferbezar, Kansas City, Kan., Barbara Bailey, Tonganoxie, and Vera McClure, Las Vegas; a brother, Milan Cop, Lansing; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Marcia Shook

SCRANTON -- Marcia C. Shook, 61, Scranton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Shook owned and operated Rosemary Gardens Flower Shop from 1982 to 1986.

She was born March 5, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Warren W. "Red" and Faye C. Halstead Custenborder. She graduated from Berryton High School in 1957.

She married Ralph V. Shook on June 27, 1964, in Berryton. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Terra L. Shook, Scranton, and Chrystal A. Shook, Kansas City, Mo.; four sons, Brian K. Shook, Kansas City, Mo., Warren "Zane" Shook, Carbondale, Ralph "Stephen" Shook, Topeka, and Bradley E. Shook, Nashville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Berryton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lynn Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Shook will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, LC, 3715 S.W. 29th, Topeka, 66614.


Thomas Steele Jr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church for Thomas Warren Steele Jr., 77, Topeka. He died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Steele worked for Supply Depot, Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center and Menninger before he retired. He served in the Army 9th Cavalry from 1941 to 1943.

He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Topeka, the son of Thomas W. Steele Sr. and Florence Carmen-Steele. He attended Topeka High School and Kansas Technical Institute.

Mr. Steele was a member of the East Topeka NIA. He was a co-founder and past-president of Local R-14 of the NAGE Union, and a 60-year member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher, deacon and layman and was active in the Mildren Griffin Mission Circle and Sunday school.

He married Peggy Haines on Sept. 14, 1971. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Rosemarie Marshall Burnham, Bellview, Neb., and Beatrice K. Scott and Betina L. McCrae, both of Topeka; four sons, Thomas W. Steele III and Christopher J. Steele, both of Topeka, David Steele, Ottawa, and Nathaniel E. Steele, Toledo, Ohio; a brother, Lillard C. Steele, Topeka; and 20 grandchildren.

Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Swallow

DECATUR, Texas -- Betty Jane Swallow, 58, Decatur, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Denton, Texas.

Mrs. Swallow had worked at the Wal-Mart in Denton.

She was born April 16, 1942, in Pomona, Kan., the daughter of Floyd and Grace Gates. She graduated Pomona High School.

She married Donald Joe Swallow on Feb. 23, 1963, in Topeka, Kan. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Bryan Wayne Swallow, Clinton Township, Mich.; a daughter, Deanna Lynn Estenson, Topeka; her parents, Floyd and Grace Gates, Berryton, Kan.; a sister, Doris Jean Swallow, Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced in Pomona. Coker Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements.


Catherine Wagner

Catherine P. "Kay" Wagner, 92, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs Wagner worked in the pattern department for Capper's Weekly for 43 years before she retired in 1973.

She was born April 24, 1908, in Westphalia, the daughter of Joseph Matthew and Philomena Schmidt Tholl. She graduated from Valley Falls High School.

Mrs. Wagner was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

She married Holland Wagner, who preceded her in death June 7, 1961.

Survivors include a sister, Frances A. Stevens, Topeka.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Wagner will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made for Masses at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 S.W. 25th, Topeka, 66614.

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Ernest Becker

EMPORIA -- Ernest August Becker, 94, Emporia, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at an Emporia nursing home.

Mr. Becker farmed in the Lebo area until he retired. Mr. Becker and his farm were cited as the Farm Family of the month in September 1961 by the Emporia Chamber of Commerce. He also was the 1961 Coffey County Soil Conservation of Eastern Kansas District winner.

He was born Sept. 16, 1905, in Falls City, Neb., the son of Phillip August William Becker and Emma Zimmerman. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1925. He had lived in Lebo about 60 years before he moved to Emporia in 1994.

Mr. Becker was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Emporia, the Key West Grange and Lions Club, both of Lebo, the Farm Bureau, and he served on the building committees for Coffey County Hospital and St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He served on the school board for Unified School District No. 243.

He married Dorothy Mae Zerbe on May 30, 1943, in Lawrence. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Ann Dokken, San Diego, and Edna Anderson, Overland Park; a son, Robert Becker, Columbus, Neb.; a brother, William Becker, Racine, Wis.; a sister, Alma Wagner, Richmond; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Becker was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Becker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Emporia. Burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery will be private. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Carlson Funeral Home in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Emporia, and sent in care of the funeral home.


Donna Carpenter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Donna Jean Carpenter, 68, Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mrs. Carpenter was a 4-H Youth Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Department.

She was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Topeka, the daughter of A.E. and Adelia Wilkerson Lee. She was raised in Lawrence and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. She attended The University of Kansas.

Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo., the University of Missouri Retirees Association and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters, Sandra Carpenter-Dozier, Jan Carpenter-Baker and Helyn McGautha, all of Kansas City, Mo., and Martha Carpenter, Lawrence; a brother, James "JAC" Carpenter, Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at the Parkway Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City. Relatives and friends will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkway Baptist Church and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


Orville Darrow

CONCORDIA -- Orville "Jack" Darrow, 76, Concordia, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Concordia hospital.

Mr. Darrow was a lineman for the Electric Utility Co. in Topeka, and then in Los Angeles. He later was the city electrical inspector for Salina, and he managed motels until he retired in 1992. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Junction City, the son of Orville Darrow and Opal Jackson. He graduated from high school in Topeka. He moved to Concordia from Salina in 1992.

Mr. Darrow was a member of Post No. 588 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 76 of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge, all in Concordia.

He married Emma Jean Monty on Dec. 24, 1975, in Las Vegas. She survives.

Other survivors include two stepsons, Dan Monty, Nickerson, and Bob Monty, Concordia; two stepdaughters, Janet Weston, Emporia, and Dee Ann Hobbs, Springdale, Ark.; five sisters, Joanne Reeves, Concordia, Donna Wadman, St. George, Utah, Saundra Morris and Caroline Taylor, both of Littleton, Colo., and Sally Hartzler, Ramona, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Darrow was preceded in death by his first wife, and a son, Danny Darrow.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel in Concordia. Graveside services with military honors conducted by Post No. 588 of the VFW and Post No. 76 of the American Legion will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Mr. Darrow will lie in state at the funeral chapel from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday.


Edward Granowski

LAWRENCE -- Edward James Granowski, 77, Lawrence, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Lawrence nursing home.

Mr. Granowski had been a security guard for Brinks Co. and a freight agent for Trans World Airline in San Francisco. He later worked for Marshall Chevrolet in Hempstead, Texas. He served 20 years in the Navy, and was aboard the USS Maury DD401 during World War II. He earned 17 battle stars and received a Presidential Citation. He also was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Chapel Hill, Texas, the son of Alex and Pearl Karaznowski Granowski.

Mr. Granowski was a member Corpus Christi Parish and Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion.

He married Lois P. Inselman Carey in 1967. She survives.

Other survivors include a brother, Joe Granowski, Hempstead; a stepdaughter, Jo Dalquest, Lawrence; two stepsons, Wendell Carey, Bolivar, Mo., and Les Carey, Exeter, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion and sent in care of the mortuary.


Marcia Hatfield

RAYMORE, Mo. -- Marcia Sue Yerington Hatfield, 52, Raymore, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her home. She had cancer.

Mrs. Hatfield taught school in Topeka for several years, and later was a registered nurse at Stormont-Vail Regional HealthCare Center in Topeka, then in Joplin, Mo., at Freeman Hospital and St. John's Hospital.

She was born March 25, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Isabel and Lee Dell Yerington. She graduated from Topeka West High School and Washburn University. She later earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at Baker University in Baldwin City. She moved to Joplin in 1995. She just recently moved to Raymore.

She married John F. Hatfield on Nov. 25, 1975. He preceded her in death in 1986. Mrs. Hatfield also was preceded in death by an infant son.

Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey Hatfield, Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Todd Hatfield, and Eric Hatfield, both of Joplin; a daughter, Rebecca Gray, Raymore; her mother, Isabel Yerington, Raymore; two brothers, Robert Yerington, Joplin, and Lee Yerington, Burke, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Falls Cemetery in Valley Falls. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home.


Keith McGuire

HIAWATHA -- Keith W. McGuire, 70, Hiawatha, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at a Hiawatha hospital.

Mr. McGuire had been a cook in restaurants in Morrill, Hiawatha and Falls City, Neb. He later was a custodian for the Hiawatha hospital for many years.

He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Morrill, the son of Cecil and Esther Hesseltine McGuire. He graduated from Morrill High School, and was a lifelong resident of the Morrill and Hiawatha communities.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Morrill Cemetery. Mr. McGuire will lie in state after noon Sunday at Framke-Casselman-Meek Funeral Home in Hiawatha.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to Oak Ridge Nursing Home and sent in care of the funeral home.


Rashey Moten Jr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rashey B. Moten Jr., Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Moten was director of Catholic Social Services in Kansas City, Mo., for many years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Visitation Parish in Kansas City, Mo.

Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.


Cora Schiller

JUNCTION CITY -- Cora L. Schiller, 96, Junction City, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at a Junction City hospital.

Mrs. Schiller taught school for the Fort Riley School District from 1921 to 1927.

She was born Jan. 1, 1904, in Geary County, the daughter of John D. and Ruth B. Bogart Lichtenhahn. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1921, and she attended Washburn University. She was a lifelong Geary County resident.

Mrs. Schiller was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a 59-year member of the Home Literary Club, the Geary County Historical Society, Humane Society and the Kansas Retired Teachers Association. She also was active in the Republican Party at the local and district levels.

She married Frank Edward Schiller on June 1, 1926, in Junction City. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Clarke E. Schiller, Palo Alto, Calif.; and two grandsons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mass-Hinitt-Alexander Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 113 W. 5th, Junction City, 66441.


Edna Seaman

ROSSVILLE -- Edna Ethel Seaman, 100, Rossville, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Rossville nursing home.

Mrs. Seaman worked for Topeka State Hospital for 40 years before she retired in 1955.

She was born Jan. 17, 1900, in Grove, the daughter of William and Frances Besta Hawk.

Mrs. Seaman was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Among survivors are two nephews, Duane Burress, Meriden, and Ronald Burress, Topeka.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery at Grove. Mrs. Seaman will lie in state from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka.


James Sloop

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- James A. Sloop, 75, Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Sloop worked for the Arco Pipeline, formerly the Sinclair Pipeline, in Independence, for 37 years.

He was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Independence, the son of Charles and Myrtle McGee Sloop. He graduated from Independence High School in 1942, and he attended Independence Junior College. He earned a degree in business at The University of Kansas. He had lived in Hot Springs Village since 1984.

Mr. Sloop was a member of the Village United Methodist Church, the Shriners Club and the Evening Lions Club. He also had received the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award in 1977.

He married Jane Glaettli on June 19, 1954, in Independence. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Sloop, Lawrence; a son, William Sloop, Brandon, Miss.; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Sloop was preceded in death by a son, David Sloop, in 1976.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village. Inurnment will be at a later date in Independence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Village United Methodist Church or to the Lions World Services for the Blind and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.


Alta Thompson

HOLTON -- Alta M. Thompson, 77, Holton, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Holton hospital.

She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Horton, the daughter of Edward and Arleva B. Earhart Miller. She graduated from Holton High School in 1942.

She married Glenn D. Thompson on Feb. 3, 1943, in Topeka. He preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1999.

Survivors include three brothers, Everett Miller, Wetmore, Raymond Miller, Palestine, Texas, and Robert Miller, Tampa; and a sister, Viola Sharp, Holton.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Holton Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson will lie in state at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton until 1:45 p.m. today, when a procession of relatives and friends will go to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holton Community Hospital and sent in care of the funeral home.


Tammy VanWamel

ST. MARYS -- Tammy Ann VanWamel, 26, St. Marys, was killed in a train-automobile accident east of St. Marys on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000.

She was born April 25, 1974, in Gaylord, Mich., the daughter of Steve and Rita Theberge Freeman. She was raised in St. Marys and graduated from St. Marys Academy in 1992.

She married Ben VanWamel on Aug. 13, 1994, in St. Marys. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Johannus VanWamel and Benjamin VanWamel, both at home; two daughters, Victoria VanWamel and Rita VanWamel, both at home; her parents, Steve and Rita Freeman, St. Marys; three sisters, Bernadette Freeman, Kathleen Freeman and Cecilia Freeman, all in St. Marys; nine brothers, Jason Freeman, Isaiah Freeman, Jeremiah Freeman, Domonic Freeman, Nicholas Freeman, Steven Freeman, Benjamin Freeman, Christopher Freeman and Sebastian Freeman, all of St. Marys; and grandparents, Marcel and Juliette Theberge.

Low Solom Mass will be at 7 a.m. today at the Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in St. Marys.

Contributions may be made to the Tammy VanWamel Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys.


Clyde Weaver

BARNES -- Clyde "Jerry" Weaver, 78, Barnes, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Hanover hospital.

Mr. Weaver farmed and later was a co-owner with his son of the Weaver Construction Co. in Barnes. He served as a technical sergeant in the Army during World War II.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Beattie, the son of Wallace H. and Iva V. Jones Weaver.

Mr. Weaver was a member of the Barnes United Methodist Church, John Doerr Post No. 145 of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Kansas Chapter of the International Harvester Association.

He married Marilyn Floyd Weaver on Aug. 25, 1946, in Beattie. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Lenis Weaver, Barnes; three daughters, Sharon Scott, Cuba, Karen Oelschlager, Barnes, and Joleen Herrs, Linn; a brother, Stanley Weaver, Canon City, Colo.; a sister, Helen Powell, Eureka Springs, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barnes United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Weaver will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Terry Chapel and Funeral Home in Waterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to John Doerr Post No. 145 of the American Legion and sent in care of the funeral home.


Paul Wilbert

PITTSBURG -- Paul L. Wilbert, 86, Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at a Pittsburg hospital from injuries he suffered in an Aug. 6 automobile accident in Joplin, Mo.

Mr. Wilbert was a lawyer. He was senior member of the Wilbert Law Firm from 1960 to 1990, and he was senior associate of the Wilbert and Towner Law Firm at the time of his death. He began his law career in 1938, and he received the Distinguished Alumni Citation from The University of Kansas Law School in 1977 and the James Woods Green Medallion for support for the Law School in May this year. He served in the Army counter intelligence Corps during World War II.

He was born May 6, 1914, in Belleville, the son of W.E. and Myrtle Belle Richardson Wilbert Jr. He graduated from Belleville High School in 1932, and he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Kansas in 1936. He graduated from The University of Kansas Law School Order of the Coif in 1938. He had lived in Pittsburg since 1938.

Mr. Wilbert was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 187, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite of Fort Scott, Mirza Shrine Temple and Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 95. He was a 62-year member of the Lions Club, where he was past president and a Jones Fellow.

He was a trustee of the Pittsburg State University Foundation, a member of Benjamin Fuller Post No. 64 of the American Legion, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, Kansas Bar Association, a fellow of the Kansas Bar Association Foundation, American Bar Association and American College of Trust and Estate Council, and he also was past president of the KU Gold Medal Club and the Board of Governors, KU Law Society and past chairman of the Republican Veterans Club of Kansas.

He married Florine Temperelli on Feb. 12, 1943, in Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Minn. She preceded him in death Sept. 11, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Dennis P. Wilbert, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Donafae M. Wilbert-Kadavy, Belleville; and a granddaughter.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg. Burial with a flag folding ceremony conducted by Post No. 64 of the American Legion will be at Highland Park Cemetery. Mr. Wilbert will lie in state after 11 a.m. Sunday at Brenner Mortuary Chapel in Pittsburg, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburg State University Foundation or the Presbyterian Church, and sent in care of the mortuary.


Iris Wisler

EMPORIA -- Iris Wisler, 89, Emporia, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at an Emporia nursing home.

She was born March 1, 1911, in Coffey County, the daughter of Alvah Oliver and Maud Aletta Holman Sparks. She lived most her life in Emporia, before her husband's retirement in 1975, when she moved to Mesa, Ariz., and then to Colorado Springs, Colo. She moved back to Emporia in 1994.

Mrs. Wisler was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia.

She married Clyde Christopher Wisler on Jan. 14, 1933, in Emporia. He preceded her in death April 9, 1994.

Survivors include three sons, Carl Eugene Wisler, Mitchellville, Md., Gary Lee Wisler, Colorado Springs, Colo., and James Lynn Wisler, Lawrence; a daughter, Judy Ann Wisler Crowell, Emporia; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Relatives and friends will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Roberts-Blue- Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Sondra Woodyard

RICHMOND, Va. -- Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, in Richmond, Va., for Sondra M. Woodyard, 55, of Midlothian. She died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000.

She was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Fairview, the daughter of Thomas Aubrey Miller and Gloria M. Rowe. She was raised in Kansas.

Among survivors are her husband, Harold C. Woodyard, at home; a son, Keith Woodyard, Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Cheryl C. Jones, Richmond, and Karen A. Woodyard, Mechanicsville, Va.; her father, Thomas Aubrey Miller, Richmond; her stepfather, Roy L. Rowe, Powhattan, Va.; and a brother, Thomas Michael Miller, in Ohio.

Mrs. Woodyard was a member of the Huguenot Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Dale Memorial Park in Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance in Powhattan, Va., and sent in care of the funeral chapel.

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Beverly Andres

WAMEGO -- Beverly Jo "Bev" Andres, 43, Wamego, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at a Manhattan hospital.

Ms. Andres worked for Kmart in Manhattan for the past 25 years. She also worked part-time at Short Stop Texaco Station in Wamego.

She was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Council Grove, the daughter of Neil and Jean Barber Andres. She graduated from Council Grove High School.

Ms. Andres attended Wamego United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Terry Andres, Wamego; her parents, Neil and Jean Andres, Alta Vista; two sisters, Barbara Albin, Newton, and Becky Vaughn, Alta Vista; and a brother, Bryan Andres, Shawnee.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kendall Funeral Chapel in Council Grove. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery in Alta Vista. Ms. Andres will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beverly Jo Andres Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


David Bachman

AMERICUS -- David Bruce Bachman, 43, Americus, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, near Americus.

Mr. Bachman had been an electrician at Iowa Beef Processing and for various heating and air conditioning companies in Emporia.

He was born April 19, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of James M. Bachman and Barbara J. Shukert. He earned a general education development certificate and attended Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia. He had lived in Americus since 1996.

Mr. Bachman was a member of Americus Baptist Church.

He married Olene F. McCormick on Oct. 29, 1994, in Emporia. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, James David Bachman, Keithville, La.; a daughter, Melissa Sue Bachman, Keithville, La.; his parents, Jim and Barbara Bachman, Galena, Mo.; two sisters, Lynne Suzanne Butrum, St. Joseph, Mo., and Deborah Jean Swope, Lawson, Mo.; and his grandmother, Charlotte Shukert, Leawood.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carlson Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be at Cottonwood Cemetery west of Emporia. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Americus Baptist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Bertilla Brummel

GARNETT -- Bertilla Teresa Brummel, 86, Garnett, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at a Garnett nursing home.

Mrs. Brummel owned and operated Brummel Farm Service until 1996. She earlier owned Brummel Hatchery in Garnett.

She was born April 13, 1914, in Scipio, the daughter of Herman Paul and Catherine Gertrude Mersman Brummel. She was a lifelong resident of the Garnett area.

Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Peters, Arcadia, Calif., and Mary Kay Viau, Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brummel was preceded in death by a son, Norman J. Brummel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery in Garnett. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett. Visitation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels School and sent in care of the funeral home.


Wilma Bynum

MILDRED -- Wilma Bynum, 92, formerly of Mildred, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospice.

Mrs. Bynum was postmistress for the postal service at Mildred for 35 years before she retired in 1990.

She was born July 3, 1908, in Lone Elm, the daughter of Willard and Iva Lewis.

Mrs. Bynum was a member of Mildred United Methodist Church and National Association of Retired Postmasters.

She married Ralph R. Bynum on May 1, 1930, in Fort Scott. He died in 1980.

Survivors include a son, R.E. "Bud" Bynum, Topeka; a daughter, Marlys Mason, Bagley, Wis.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mildred United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Lone Elm Cemetery in Lone Elm. Visitation will from 1 p.m. to service time Monday at the church.

Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett is in charge of arrangements.


Rose Creutzmeyer

HORTON -- Rose Mary Creutzmeyer, 84, Horton, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at a Horton nursing home.

She was born April 22, 1916.

Mrs. Creutzmeyer was a member of First Christian Church in Horton.

She married Louis C. Creutzmeyer. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Vera McKenney, Sabetha, and Mary Anna Kellerman, Ellinwood.

Services will be announced by Dishon-Maple-Chaney mortuary in Horton.


Harold Crockett

OTTAWA -- Harold A. Crockett, 90, Ottawa, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at an Ottawa nursing home.

He was born Aug. 7, 1910, in Burlington.

Services will be announced by Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.


Billie Delong

MANHATTAN -- Billie G. Delong, 80, Manhattan, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mrs. Delong was a kitchen aide in the coffee shop at the Wareham Hotel for 19 years. She later worked for Derby Hall Food Center at Kansas State University for 19 years before she retired.

She was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Junction City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fortner. She was a longtime Manhattan resident.

Mrs. Delong was a member of Rebekah's and Eagles Club.

She married Walter Howard in 1941. They divorced. She married Charles Delong in 1963. He died in 1968.

Survivors include a son, Gerald D. Howard, Topeka; two grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. Delong will lie in state today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Senior Community and sent in care of the funeral home.


Keith Navarre

EL PASO, Texas -- Keith J. Navarre, 76, El Paso, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at an El Paso hospital.

Mr. Navarre retired from the Army in 1974 at the rank of chief warrant officer four. He was a 31-year veteran of the service. He served in the European theater during World War II. He also served in the Korean War, in the Occupation of Japan and in Korea again during the Vietnam era. He later served 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration before he retired in 1986.

Mr. Navarre was decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor with oak leaf cluster, the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge with Star, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, American Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the First French Army Commendation Medal.

He was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in Hays, and later from the University of Texas at El Paso. He was a citizen of the Potawatomi Indian Band of Oklahoma.

Mr. Navarre was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, the Retired Officers Association, 75th Infantry Division Association, French Army "Rhine et Danube" Association, Kateri Tekakwitha Indian Conference and the Northern Indiana Historical Association.

Survivors include his wife, Shio Navarre, El Paso; a daughter, Nina M. Ahumada, El Paso; two stepsons, James Y. Navarre, El Paso, and Yoshinori Shinoda, Atami, Japan; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel No. 2 at Fort Bliss. Burial with full military honors will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kaster, Maxon, Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso.

Contributions may be made to Potawatomi Memorial Scholarship Fund, in honor of Keith J. Navarre, 1601 Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, Okla. 74801.


Nina Sonka

COLONY -- Nina Sonka, 61, Colony, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

She was born March 14, 1939, in Iola, the daughter of Donald and Edna K. Morgan Cleaver. She lived most of her life in Colony.

Mrs. Sonka was a member of Colony Christian Church.

She married Edward Eugene Sonka on Oct. 13, 1954, in Iola. He died Oct. 23, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, David Sonka, Plato, Mo., and Robert Sonka, Jefferson City, Mo.; her mother, Edna Cleaver, Colony; three sisters, Yvonne Goins, Colony, Myrna Stackley, Owasso, Okla., and Rebecca Manspeaker, Overland Park; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Colony Cemetery. Mrs. Sonka will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Colony, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Lions Sight Foundation and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


Hazel Springer

PAOLA -- Hazel M. Shipp Springer, 89, Paola, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at a Paola nursing home.

Mrs. Springer was executive secretary and treasurer for McMahan's Furniture Stores in California for many years. She also was a former Miami County treasurer.

She was born July 30, 1911, in Paola, the daughter of W.H. and Maggie Glenn Shipp. She graduated from Paola High School in 1928. She had lived in Paola and Rantoul before she moved to Los Angeles. She moved back to Paola in 1979.

She married William F. Springer, who died Feb. 16, 1962. Mrs. Springer also was preceded in death by two stepsons, Warren Springer and William Springer.

No immediate family members survive.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paola Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paola Free Library and sent in care of the funeral home.

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Ernestine "June" (Dauber) Allison; 66; Topeka KS

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24 Sep 2000, Sunday

No fading away by Jim Ramberg

Christmas Eve of 1944 was the last time anyone saw Lt. James Owen Baxter alive before his plane was shot down over Germany in World War II. More than 50 years later, Baxter finally made it home.

POMONA -- Lt. James Owen Baxter of the U.S. Air Corps came home Monday after an absence of 56 years. Old friends, family, fellow pilots were on hand to bury him.

He had graduated from Pomona High School in the class of 1940. He attended Kansas State University for a couple years and then volunteered for pilot training.

He was shipped overseas, a P-38 pilot with the 367th Fighter Group, 394th Squadron, "The Dynamite Gang."

Baxter was last seen on Christmas Eve 1944, over the skies of Trier, Germany, where his squadron was about to bomb a railroad yard. One of the very last people to see Baxter alive was his friend Jack Curtis.

Funeral detail members of the HHC, 1st Batallion 16th Infantry, Fort Riley, gave a final salute as the flag that draped Jim Baxter's coffin was folded for presentation to his relatives.

Philip Carlson/The Capital-Journal

"We had the target, Trier, in sight about 30 miles ahead," Curtis recalled. "We got a call from our radar that we had bogeys at 12 o'clock and about 20 miles out. It wasn't long before we could see the FW 190s approximately 1,500 feet higher and about two miles to our left."

The flight leader, Lt. R.V. Owen, ordered the planes to arm bombs and check their guns. Owen then radioed to drop the bombs and prepare to engage the enemy fighters.

"Owen judged the precise moment to break into them and called for all to break left at his command," said Curtis. "I fell in under and behind Owen on a fast left break and as we passed over Baxter and (Lt. George) Croker, who had waited to break until crossing under us and it was just a few seconds too late.

"They were, as I was looking down into their cockpits, receiving hits from 20mm cannons of the FW 190s."

Jack Curtis, who was instrumental in locating the remains Baxter, held a wartime portrait of the pilot.

Philip Carlson/The Capital-Journal

Croker made it back to the airfield on a single engine. There was no sign of Baxter.

But he wasn't forgotten. Curtis remembered the engagement all through his life.

"It was the first time we had ever engaged the Luftwaffe," he said. "That day stuck with me. I lost a good friend that day. We were roommates. I was from Tulsa, he was from Pomona, we got close because we were from the same area."

Curtis remembers the day of the aerial dogfight vividly.

"It was just like a movie," he said. "It replays in my head all the time. There were 12 of us and 26 of them, and we out-fought them."

Perhaps it was the instant replays that did it. Perhaps it was a gesture to an old friend. But Curtis had to know what had happened to his skymate Baxter.

Beginning in the mid 1980s, he returned to Germany and France a total of four times. He made contact with the German Fighter Pilot's Association to find out which outfit jumped them.

Displaying pieces of the past, Jim Baxter held two of the items found during the search of the area in Germany where his uncle's plane was shot down over 55 years ago: a military dog-tag and a identification plate from the P-38 Mustang he was shot down in.

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Gen./Lt. Walter Krupinski, who had a total of 197 victories in WWII on the German side, was instrumental in getting Curtis in touch with Hans-Juergen Hauprich, who lived near Trier. Hauprich had a relative who had been a witness to the fight and had seen Baxter crash. The cousin had found some identification papers, but over 50 years had passed and the incident was largely forgotten.

Armed with this knowledge, Curtis returned to Germany in 1990 with his former crew chief, Carl Lownes, and toured the area in a mobile home. He had a metal detector. The search didn't reveal anything, but he left the metal detector with a French friend of many years, Guy Coquillat.

Coquillat would eventually find a small metal tag from some part of an aircraft at the presumed crash site.

"He sent me a photo with the numbers," said Curtis of the tag. "I contacted a former employee of Lockheed who had books of the all the specs on the P-38. The tag, it seemed, came from one of the coolant radiators in the tail boom of a P-38. We were certain it was Baxter's plane, but we were having problems with CILHI."

Jim Baxter, second from left, and Jack Curtis, right, talked with members of the HHC, 1st Batallion 16th Infantry of Fort Riley, who conducted military honors at the graveside services.

Philip Carlson/The Capital-Journal

The Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii, is the military entity charged with finding the remains of some 88,000 missing in action U.S. servicemen from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. It's a daunting task, and resources are spread slim.

Since there weren't any remains found near the site, it had a low priority. A dig was scheduled for the site the fall of 1998, but it was postponed until May 1999. Curtis' friend Coquillat heard of the dig and managed to get permission to help.

"In June of last year, I got word that remains had been found," said Curtis.

What was more astonishing was that the dogtag of Lt. Baxter, along with a small part of chain, had also been found.

"That clinched it," said Curtis.

The 367th had its annual reunion this year in Wichita. "There were 76 of us there," said Curtis.

And many were at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona after the reunion. You could pick them out, smartly saluting as the color guard from Fort Riley fired a 21-gun salute and crisply folded the flag and presented it to distant relatives of Jim Baxter.

There was a Jim Baxter in attendance. He is a former Green Beret who served in Vietnam and is the nephew of Lt. Baxter. He was burying his father's ashes that day. Neal was his father, and James was his uncle.

"Dad died 18 months before James' remains were found," Baxter said. "He never said much about his brother, but I know he would have been happy about today. We owe so much to Jack Curtis."

After finding a small piece of a downed P-38 in Germany, a dig in May and June of 1999 uncovered the remains of Lt. James Owen Baxter.

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There were old friends of Lt. Baxter there, too. Bob Prewitt, Lee's Summit, Mo., roomed with Baxter at Kansas State.

"He (Baxter) was a wonderful guy," Prewitt said. "There were four of us in the room, and we all applied for flight training for the P-38. Jim, we called him Pudi, was the only one to make the grade. I ended up flying as a radio operator and side gunner in a B-24 over Italy. I got a letter from my wife telling me about Jim going down.

"I never thought I'd see this day. I'm so pleased."

Jack Bennett was a boyhood friend of Baxter's. "We were in high school together," Bennett said. "We hunted and fished, even had a few drinks back then. He was a great guy. I was on Okinawa and wrote a letter to him. And it was returned. This is such a remarkable day."

Curtis was asked to speak at the ceremony. He was brief.

"I don't have a lot to say," he remarked. "That day has stuck with me. I lost a good friend that day. But I have gained a family."

He sat down, visibly shaken, a few tears visible. His family was indeed around him even though many were strangers from a rural Kansas town. Many of his extended family were crying, too.

They blew Taps in the countryside for a Kansas fighting man and the notes were carried off in the brisk south wind that blew that day.

Lt. Baxter had come home.

26 Sep 2000

Louise (Harbaugh) Adkins; 89; Topeka KS

28 Sep 2000

Glen R. Allen, Jr.; 61; Washington KS>Enid OK


James Alonzo; 67; Hutchinson KS>Kansas City MO


Lawrence R Anderson Sr; 81; Topeka KS

02 Oct 2000

Loretta Louise (Wagner) Allison; 86; Tecumseh NE>Sabetha KS

03 Oct 2000

William Paul Adams; 61; Springfield OH>Emporia KS

04 Oct 2000

Alva L Anderson; 74; Junction City KS>Minneapolis MN

05 Oct 2000

Helen (King) Adams; 96; Ewing IL>Manhattan KS

06 Oct 2000

Helen (Philips) Anderson; 76; Kearney NE

07 Oct 2000

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Mary Ann Adams; 59; Topeka KS

09 Oct 2000

10 Oct 2000

Rosario Almaguer; 89; Leon Guan MEX>Topeka KS

11 Oct 2000

12 Oct 2000

Ollie M. (Davis) Alexander; 90; Savannah GA>Salina KS

13 Oct 2000

Matthew Laughton Alaimo; 31; Nassau Co NY>Franklin TN


Lottie Belle (Dixon) Anderson; 97; Burlington KS

14 Oct 2000

James Claude Allen; 39; Smith Center KS

15 Oct 2000

Gilbert James Carter; 90; Topeka KS

16 Oct 2000

Donald Wayne Adams; 87; Parsons KS


Raymond I. Aguirre, Jr.; 83; Topeka KS

17 Oct 2000

18 Oct 2000

19 Oct 2000

Helen S (Space) Alexander; 84; Darien GA>Manhattan KS

20 Oct 2000

Kenneth Edwin "Ken" Abbott; 73; Kansas City MO>Topeka KS

21 Oct 2000

Marian Lucille (Miller) Alexander; 88; Topeka KS>Dallas TX

22 Oct 2000

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24 Oct 2000

George E Carter; 81; Overland Park KS

25 Oct 2000

Patrick D. Adkinson, Sr.; 60; Ottawa KS

26 Oct 2000

Patrick D. Adkinson, Sr.; 60; Ottawa KS


Gene Amsden; 53; Ellington MO>Manhattan KS

27 Oct 2000

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James H. "Jupe" (Rerman) Allen, Jr.; 80; Beaumont TX>Joplin MO


David Anderson; 48; Topeka KS


Roy Merill Anderson; 80; Clay Center KS

29 Oct 2000

James H. "Jupe" (Redman) Allen, Jr.; 80; Beaumont TX>Joplin MO


David Anderson; 48; Topeka KS


Roy Merill Anderson; 80; Clay Center KS

30 Oct 2000

31 Oct 2000

Alfred Aksamit; 93; Lucas KS


Kenneth W. Alexander; 87; Greeley KS


Nina M (Hixson) Andrews; 94; Hiawatha KS>Kansas City MO

01 Nov 2000

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03 Nov 2000

Nellie Mae "Nelle" (Erhart) Ashworth; 89; Oskaloosa KS

04 Nov 2000

Connie L (Handley) Ailstock; 83; Lawrence KS

09 Nov 2000

Pearl E. (Morton) Albright; 97; Lawrence KS

10 Nov 2000

Carmen V (Valdez) Alvarado; 91; Emporia KS

11 Nov 2000

Mary Goldina (Wheaton) Carter; 82; Topeka KS

12 Nov 2000

Oscar H Amon; 89; Topeka KS

13 Nov 2000

Betty A (Stelzner) [Davies] Anderson; 81; Wamego KS

14 Nov 2000

Oscar H Amon; 89; Topeka KS

15 Nov 2000

Vernona "Nonie" (McDaniel) Aldridge; 61; Concordia KS


Robert A "Bob" Anderson; 70; Topeka KS

16 Nov 2000

Anne M (Lee) Allard; 84; Grand Marias MI>Topeka KS

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Edna M. (Smith) Adolph; 81; Manhattan KS

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Harvey C. Albrecht; 82; Sedgwick KS

27 Nov 2000

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29 Nov 2000

Jeanette (Singleton) Adams; 80; Shelbina MO>Rogers AR

30 Nov 2000

Fairlee (Horton) Allen; 84; Hume MO>Manhattan KS

01 Dec 2000

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03 Dec 2000

Patti Jean (Weess) Anderson; 64; Clinton MO>Topeka KS

04 Dec 2000

05 Dec 2000

Betty J (Ristau) Adams; 76; St Joseph MO>Emporia KS


Fred D. Allen; 72; Marion KS>Cozad NE

06 Dec 2000

Florence Bernice (Grauel) Andes; 92; Lecompton KS

07 Dec 2000

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09 Dec 2000

Edna Fay Adams; 97; Larned KS

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Alice Rose Bersuch Abell; 92; Wamego KS

14 Dec 2000

Edna Fay Adams; 97; Larned KS


Pius Akindujoye; 43; Lagos NGA>Kansas City MO

15 Dec 2000

Donald Aeschliman

MADISON -- Donald D. Aeschliman, 49, Madison, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in Perry, Okla.

Mr. Aeschliman was a transport driver for Interstate Brands.

He was born Jan. 18, 1951, in Emporia, the son of Harvey and Wilma Storrer Aeschliman. He graduated from Madison High School in 1969, where he was listed on the National Honor Roll, and he attended Kansas State Teachers College. He lived in Hartford before he moved back to Madison in 1999.

Mr. Aeschliman was a member of the United Methodist Church at Virgil and the Teamsters Union.

He married Ellie Whinery on Nov. 17, 1975, at Miami, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Scott Aeschliman, address unavailable, David Short and Kenneth Short Jr., both of Wichita, and Ashley Short, Madison; his mother, Wilma Aeschliman, Virgil; three brothers, Ronald Aeschliman, Virgil, and Edward Aeschliman and Dennis Aeschliman, both of Emporia; two sisters, the Rev. G. Lucille Barb, Emporia, and Linda Snyder, Hamilton; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in the Virgil Cemetery at Virgil. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Zoo, sent in care of the funeral home.


Etheleene Chenault

MAYETTA -- Services are pending at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton for Etheleene J. Chenault, 80, formerly of Mayetta. She died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born May 21, 1920, on the Kickapoo Reservation near Horton, the daughter of Charles and Lillian Shopteese Thomas. She graduated from Haskell High School in Lawrence in 1938, and lived most her life on the Kickapoo and Potawatomi Indian reservations.

Mrs. Chenault was a member of the Drum Religion.

She married Earl Chenault in 1944. He preceded her in death in May 1999. Mrs. Chenault also was preceded in death by a son, Duane Chenault, in September 1975.

Survivors include three sons, Bruce Chenault, Lawrence, Earl Chenault, Tampa, Fla., and John LeClair, Mayetta; three daughters, Nadine Milne and Venida Chenault, both of Lawrence, and LaVonne Goslin, Bayfield, Wis.; a sister, LaVeda Wahweotten, Hoyt; four brothers, Charles Thomas and Marlin Thomas, both of Delia, Melvin Thomas, Topeka, and Dale Thomas, Brimley, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Drum Services will be at the Danceground on the Potawatomi Reservation west of Mayetta. Burial will be in the Danceground Cemetery on the reservation.

16 Dec 2000

Minnie (Paxton) Alexander; 92; Ash Down AR>Topeka KS

17 Dec 2000

18 Dec 2000

Richard Donald Adams; 74; Topeka KS


Vera M (McMillian) Albright; 91; Kosciusko MS>Manhattan KS


Helen D (Zimmer) [Flinn] Cash; 90; Beloit KS

19 Dec 2000

20 Dec 2000

Mary Iva (Wing) Anderson; 96; Emporia KS

21 Dec 2000

Michael B. Acker; 51; Topeka KS>Gresham OR

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24 Dec 2000

Catherine M (Logan) Anderson; 92; Augusta WI>Parsons KS

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Bessie T (Tummins) Almond; 101; Bolivar MO>Yates Center KS

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Charles Arnold

HOLTON -- Charles Franklin Arnold, 78, Holton, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Holton nursing home.

Mr. Arnold was a farmer and stockman in the Holton area his entire life.

He was born April 9, 1922, in the Elk community near Holton, the son of Clarence P. and Alverta M. Moore Arnold. He graduated from Holton High School in 1940, and was a lifelong Holton area resident.

Mr. Arnold was a member of the Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton, and the Volunteer Sunday School Class at the church. He was a board member of Jackson Farmers Inc., and the Brown/Atchison Rural Electric Coop. He was a longtime leader for the Lucky Stars 4-H, and he received the Jackson County Conservation Awards in 1972 and 1999.

He married Vada "Norene" Fernkopf on Jan. 9, 1944, in Holton. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Klahr and Janine Sawyer, both of Holton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Mr. Arnold will lie in state today and Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangel United Methodist Church or to the Holton Community Hospital and sent in care of the funeral home.


Russell Baker

Russell W. Baker, 76, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Council Grove United Methodist Church. Inurnment at the Council Grove Cemetery will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care Inc., 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606 or to the Kansas State University Center for basic Cancer Research, Division of Biology, 233 Ackert Hall, 1700 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, 66502-9909.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of Topeka arrangements. Kendall Funeral Home in Council Grove is in charge of Council Grove arrangements.


B. W. Boner

B.W. "Bill" Boner, 71, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Boner was chief of income inheritance tax for the Kansas Department of Revenue. He retired in 1989. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Topeka, the son of Boyd Hobart and Enola Paula Richards Boner. He attended Kansas State University.

Mr. Boner was a member of Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion.

He married Darlene M. Peery. She survives.

Other survivors include a sister, Mary Ellen Little, Topeka; and a brother, George R. Boner, Albuquerque, N.M.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Mausoleum. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th St., Topeka, 66606-2395 or to the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604-2419.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Royce Christy

Royce Rayburn Christy, 68, Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Topeka hospital. He had cancer.

Mr. Christy worked in a series of jobs before he joined the staff at the City of Topeka Street Department in 1989. He had been a sundry salesman, lumber yard worker, tire salesman, farm machine set-up and service station attendant. He retired from the Street Department due to an injury in 1998. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Sept. 22, 1932, on a farm in the St. Louis neighborhood south of Gridley, the son of Daniel and Emma Lingenfelter Christy. He was raised in the Spring Creek Community southeast in southeast Coffey County. He graduated from LeRoy High School.

Mr. Christy served on the board of directors of the Coffey County Historical Society during construction of the Coffey County Museum. He also was active in the Coffey County Genealogical Society.

He married Charlene Burgett in 1957. They divorced. He married Wanda Jane Houck on April 10, 1971, in Fort Scott. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Chris Christy, Burlington; two daughters, Raylene Thorne, Burlington, and Leslee Janesko, Gladstone, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Linda Goetz, Valley Center, Vickie Strawder, Kansas City, Mo., and Janice Strawder, Philadelphia; two sisters, Phylliss Storrer, Emporia, and Ruth Storrer, Virgil; two brothers, Daniel Christy, Iola, and Calvin Christy, LeRoy; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Christy was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Thorne.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will be in LeRoy Cemetery in LeRoy. Mr. Christy will lie in state Tuesday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Royce Christy Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral home.


Rosetta Feuerborn

GARNETT -- Rosetta Catherine Shay Feuerborn, 78, Garnett, died at her home Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.

She was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Greenbush, the daughter of Joel P. Shay and Mary M. O'Riley. She moved to Garnett in 1947.

Mrs. Feuerborn was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church, Holy Angels Altar Society, Junction Needlework Club and the High Point Card Club. She also was a volunteer with the ARC Thrift Shop in Garnett.

She married Cyril Feuerborn on Sept. 9, 1947, in Garnett. He died March 23, 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Feuerborn, Kincaid, and Rick Feuerborn, Garnett; six daughters, Linda Schwegman, Judy Rues, Marilyn Bennett, JoAnn Johnson, Connie Wittman and Andrea Sobba, all of Garnett; a sister, Elizabeth Gil, Junction City, Ore.; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Feuerborn will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett, where a wake service and rosary recited at 7 p.m. Monday will be followed by visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels School and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


Buelah Graf

Buelah Mae Graf, 67, Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Topeka hospital following a stroke.

She was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Troy, the daughter of Floyd and Elsie Randall Long.

She married Junior Pease. They divorced. She later married Robert Graf. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Domann, Nortonville; a son, Manuel "Pete" Bernado, Topeka; a sister, Shirley Thayer, Muscotah; a brother, Robert Long, Holton; and three grandchildren.

A son, Warren Henry "Sonny" Pease, died July 24, 1975.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the All Faiths Chapel at the Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Burial will be in Powhattan Cemetery in Powhattan. Mrs. Graf will lie in state after 2 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel at the Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, 2200 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka, 66604.


Dennis Harper

Dennis B. Harper, 66, Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Topeka hospital. Services will be announced by Parker-Price Mortuary.


Mary Jackson

OTTAWA -- Mary J. Jackson, 98, Ottawa, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at an Ottawa nursing home.

Miss Jackson lived and farmed west of Ottawa, where she moved with her family in 1909. She also was a legal secretary for W. S. Jenks, in the office of Walter Pleasant, and for the Harry Henry Construction Co. She later was a typist for Social and Rehabilitation Services. She retired in 1972.

She was born Nov. 19, 1902, on a farm southeast of Ottawa, the daughter of Iva Taylor and James Sheridan Jackson. She graduated from Ottawa High School in 1920. She moved from the farm west of Ottawa to the nursing home about four weeks ago.

Survivors include a sister, Wilma McNeely, Lenexa.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Miss Jackson will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ottawa Library and sent in care of the funeral home.


Florence James

Florence James, 90, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. Services are pending at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.


Harold Marstall

Harold J. Marstall, 79, Topeka, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Marstall farmed in the Maple Hill Community for many years before he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Maple Hill, the son of Henry and Bridget Sweeney Marstall.

Mr. Marstall was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Post No. 130 of the American Legion at Maple Hill, and the Jolly Neighbors Card Club.

He married Vila Glotzbach on April 29, 1946, in Newberry. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, John Marstall, Wichita; a daughter, Shirley Leeper, Topeka; a brother, William Marstall, Philomath, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Marstall will lie in state after 2 p.m. Monday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church Growth Fund, 5973 S.W. 25th, Topeka, 66614 or to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Topeka Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, 66601.


Charles Moffitt

NORTONVILLE -- Charles "Charlie" W. Moffitt, 89, Nortonville, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Nortonville nursing home.

Mr. Moffitt was a farmer and stockman for many years. He also worked for the Kansas Highway Department until he retired in 1976.

He was born Oct. 2, 1911, in Lawton, Okla., the son of Charles and Maggie Davis Moffitt. He moved with his family to a farm southeast of Meriden when he was 2 years old.

Mr. Moffitt was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa, and a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Pleasant View Grange and Lucky Spurs Saddle Club.

He married Vera A. Barry on Aug. 30, 1941, in Shawnee County. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Thomas Moffitt, Macon, Mo.; two daughters, Mary Noble Shupe, Holton, and Pam King, Oskaloosa; a brother, Lawrence "Lonnie" Moffitt, Topeka; a sister, Goldie Johnson, Phoenix; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Moffitt was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Inurnment will be at Grantville Cemetery in Grantville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Lorraine O'Brate

Lorraine O'Brate, 38, Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. O'Brate will lie in state from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.


Herbert Poort

Herbert Al Poort, 82, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Topeka hospice house. He had cancer.

Mr. Poort was a North Topeka businessman. He owned and operated several automobile dealerships in North Topeka, and he later Herb's Bait Shop in North Topeka. He also was a self-employed excavator and carpenter. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Ava, Mo., the son of Albert W. and Maude Ethel Lawrence Poort. He attended school in Topeka, and he lived in Hoyt for 30 years before he returned to Topeka.

Mr. Poort was a member of the Brush Busters Saddle Club in Hoyt, where he assisted in many Kidney Foundation "Ride for Life" fund-raising rides. He also raced pigeons and raised foxhounds.

He married Millie Ingenthron. They divorced.

Survivors include a daughter, DeAun Weber, Topeka; three sons, Rene Poort, Topeka, Herbert L. Poort, Las Vegas, and Mark Poort, Hoyt; a sister, Ruth Schoenfeldt, Topeka; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Poort will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Ruby Ruble

ATCHISON -- Ruby V. Ruble, 89, Atchison, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at an Atchison nursing home.

Mrs. Ruble was born Feb. 19, 1911, in Rushville, Mo., the daughter of William R. and Ella Allison Martin. She attended Fairview Grade School near Rushville and also attended Rushville High School.

She and her husband lived in Rushville after they married and also lived in St. Joseph Mo., until moving to Atchison in 1942.

Mrs. Ruble was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Circle No. 4 of the church.

She married Clarence Ruble in October 1926. He died in October 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Etola Strong, Atchison; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery near Rushville. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Society.


Roy Sinclair

LAWRENCE -- Roy Duane Sinclair, 62, Lawrence, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Sinclair was a Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance agent from 1959 until he retired in 1997. He worked in Dodge City until 1960, and in WaKeeney until he moved to Lawrence in 1969. He worked in Great Bend from 1976 until he retired. He was Agency manager in Trego County, Douglas County and Barton County. He received his Chartered Life Underwriters diploma from American College in 1980, and he received several annual awards, including Outstanding Agency and Top Life Agent. He won numerous All Stars and All American contests, and was a company leader in the App-A-Week contest. He was past president of the Kansas Farm Bureau Agents Association.

He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Hodgeman County, the son of Francis J. and Elma E. Ehrlich Sinclair. He graduated from Dodge City High School in 1958. He moved back to Lawrence from Great Bend in 1997.

Mr. Sinclair was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Lawrence. He had been a deacon at the Great Bend Church of Christ. He was a member and past president of the Barton County Community College Booster Club and the Great Bend High School Booster Club.

He married Norva Crider on Sept. 2, 1957, in Dodge City. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Sayre, Lawrence; four sons, Randy Sinclair, Olathe, Darrin Sinclair, Great Bend, Jason Sinclair, Lawrence, and Jared Sinclair, Paola; two sisters, Bettie Burns, Hutchinson, and Dorothy Ziesch, Hanston; a brother, Leonard Sinclair, Hutchinson; and 13 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 12:30 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Herald of Truth, Southside Church of Christ or to the University of Kansas Medical Center Oncology Department and sent in care of the mortuary.


Glenn Strosnider

MANHATTAN -- Glenn U. Strosnider, 79, Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Strosnider was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Manhattan for many years. He served with the Army's 36th Division, 131st Field Artillery, Battery C in France, Italy and North Africa during World War II. He received a Purple Heart.

He was born May 1, 1921, in Havensville, the son of Elymas and Anna Scott Strosnider. He graduated from Havensville High School in 1939. He took courses to become a county extension agent at Kansas State Agricultural College. He moved to Manhattan in 1945.

Mr. Strosnider was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, where he served many years as lecturer. He also was a member of Holy Name Society and the Postal Carriers Association.

He married Cora Rose Aspley on Aug. 19, 1947, in Manhattan. She died Oct. 1, 2000. Mr. Strosnider also was preceded in death by a great-grandchild.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Glenn Strosnider, Salina, and David Paul Strosnider, Asheville, N.C.; two daughters, Rebecca Jo Blanton, Manhattan, and Terry Sloan, Dodge City; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan. Burial with full military honors will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in the Elbow Community east of Manhattan. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Manhattan Catholic Schools and sent in care of the funeral home.


Sandra Teske

MANHATTAN -- Sandra Baker "Sandi" Teske, 54, Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Teske was a licensed practical nurse, and worked at Mercy Hospital in Manhattan for 26 years.

She was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Concordia, the daughter of Alan and Janet Baker Davis. She graduated from Concordia High School in 1963, and attended Weaver Airline School. She later graduated from Fort Hays State College in 1969, and then from North Central Kansas Vocational-Technical School in Beloit in 1974, where she became a licensed practical nurse.

Mrs. Teske was a member of the Kansas State University Alumni Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kansas State Board of Nursing, National Association of Jazz Educators, and she was a fan of the annual Country Stampede in Manhattan.

She married Marcus L. "Mark" Teske on Oct. 4, 1997, in Las Vegas. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jerrilyn Christensen Adams, Overland Park, and Angela Shutt, Houston; a son, Alan Sallman, Houston; two stepdaughters, Amanda Teske, Carbondale, and Audra Teske, St. Marys; a stepson, Adam Teske, St. Marys; her mother, Janet Baker Davis, Concordia; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Teske was cremated and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends.

A memorial fund has been established in her memory to the Home Care Hospice of Manhattan and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2012

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