The Topeka Capital-Journal 2001 Obituaries and Funeral Home Announcements

01 Jan 2001, Monday

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04 Jan 2001, Thursday

Leland Barker

Leland Addison Barker, 73, Topeka, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Barker was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a World War II veteran.

He was born April 3, 1927, in Pratt, the son of G. C. and Suzanna Beckett Barker.

He married Norma D. Adkins on Aug. 3, 1953, at Longview, Texas. She survives, of the home.

Survivors also include a son, Challan A. Barker, Lecompton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dean Cemetery near Pamona in Franklin County. Mr. Barker will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Newcomer Family Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th, Topeka, 66606.


G. Alfred Bates

OSKALOOSA -- G. Alfred Bates, 82, Oskaloosa, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at an Oskaloosa care center.

Mr. Bates retired after 31 years at the Goodyear Tire Co. in Topeka. He was also a farmer and stockman in Oskaloosa since 1952.

He was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Tecumseh, the son of Jim Bryan and Caroline Bahnmaier Bates. He had lived in Oskaloosa since 1952, moving there from Topeka. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36 of Oskaloosa.

Mr. Bates was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa.

He married Arlene Marie Reist on May 10, 1947 in Topeka. She survives of the home in Oskaloosa.

Other survivors include three sons, Gene Bates, Oskaloosa, Gary Bates, Woodward, Okla., and Ronnie Bates, Oskaloosa; two brothers, Ira Bates, Los Angeles, and Wayne Bates, San Pedro, Calif.; a sister, Ula Armstrong, Muscotah; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa.

Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is in charge of arrangements.


Ellen Bordelon

CHAPMAN -- Ellen Ione Bordelon, 67, Chapman, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, at a Junction City hospital.

Mrs. Bordelon had been a clerical worker in the Orange County, Calif., treasurer's office.

She was born May 21, 1933, at Junction City, the daughter of Bernard H. and Dolly E. Kelly Esker. She was raised by Ross and Ione Shepard, Chapman. She attended school in Chapman until the family moved to California, where she graduated from high school and attended business college. She also lived in Nevada for more than 32 years before moving to Chapman in July 1995.

Mrs. Bordelon was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman.

She married Harold P. Bordelon on Sept. 5, 1953, at Santa Ana, Calif. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include a son, Stephen M. Bordelon, of the home; a sister, Shirley A. Aylward, Solomon; and a brother, Robert E. Esker, Monroe, La.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chapman. A rosary and prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, where friends may visit Friday and Saturday.

The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation of Kansas, the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or St. Michael's Catholic Church, sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, Kan., 67431.


Linda Dryer

TECUMSEH -- Linda Sue Dryer, 56, Tecumseh, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at her home, following a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Dryer worked for Topeka Public Schools for 24 years. She was an administrative assistant at Highland Park High School from 1976 to 1990 and for the last 10 years had worked at the district's administrative center.

She was born July 13, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Robert C. Zimmer Jr. and Pauline Smith Zimmer. She was graduated from Wyandotte High School and Kansas City, Kan., Community College. She also attended Emporia State University.

Mrs. Dryer was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

She married Daniel R. Dryer on Aug. 20, 1966, at Kansas City, Kan. He survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Stephanie A. Darter, DeSoto, and Shawna R. Powell, Spring Hill; her mother, Pauline F. Zimmer, Mission; a brother, Craig L. Zimmer, Dallas; a sister, Debbie L. Hallier, Bonner Springs; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Mrs. Dryer will lie in state after noon Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Linda S. Dryer Scholarship Fund, Topeka Public Schools Foundation, 624 S.W. 24th, Topeka, 66606; or Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan Ave., Topeka, 66605.


D. Howard Elliott

WINCHESTER -- The Rev. Dr. D. Howard Elliott, 85, Winchester, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at his home in Winchester.

The Rev. Elliott served as pastor to the Winchester Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester from 1940 to 1947. He then moved to Beaver Falls, Pa., and served as a pastor to the First Beaver Falls Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1947 to 1964. He then moved to Topeka and served as pastor to the Topeka Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1964 until his retirement in 1980. Rev. The Rev. Elliott moved to Winchester and served as manager of the Delaware Place Apartments from 1983 to 1995. He formerly served as a police chaplain in Topeka for 10 years.

He was born June 8, 1915, at Winchester, the son of the Rev. Delber Harvey and Emma Cubit Elliott. He was a 1933 graduate of Dormont High School, a 1937 graduate of Geneva College and a 1940 graduate of the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary, all in Pittsburgh. He received his honorary doctorate of divinity in 1958.

The Rev. Elliott served as editor of the Christian Statesman publication from 1986 to 1988. He served as clerk of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He also served as an officer of the National Association of Evangelicals and served as a lobbyist for four congresses. He was the architect and builder of his own retirement home in Winchester. He served on the Geneva Board of Trustees for 20 years.

He married Winifred Coleman on Aug. 30, 1940, in Pittsburgh. She survives of the home in Winchester.

Other survivors include three daughters, Nancy Walton, Topeka, Kathy Stegall, Lawrence, and Meg Garber, Burke, W.Va.; one sister, Arnetta Cooper, Carnegie, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Esther Martin, on Nov. 16, 1995.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winchester Reformed Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Winchester Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester.

Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is in charge of arrangements.


Bessie Erdman

JANESVILLE, Iowa -- Bessie M. Erdman, 89, Janesville, Iowa, formerly of Topeka, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at a Waverly, Iowa, nursing home.

She had been the owner and operator of a tailoring business in Topeka for many years.

She was born Aug. 23, 1911, in Sallisaw, Okla., the daughter of Charlie L. and Marybelle S. Sells Ridge.

Survivors include three daughters, Dixie Link, Stillwell, Okla., Shirley Hiller, Janesville, and Sondra Gross, Topeka; a sister, Helen Ross, Topeka; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Services, Waterloo, Iowa, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka.


Blanche Erickson

BELLEVILE -- Blanche Erickson, 88, Belleville, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2001, at a Belleville health care center.

Mrs. Erickson was born Aug. 24, 1912, in Courtland, the daughter of Claude and Lydia Pederson Davidson.

She was a member of Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia.

She married LaVerne "Hank" Sjolander in 1932. He preceded her in death in 1940. She married Carl Erickson in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Marion Sjolander, Malvern, Ark., and William C. Erickson, Hot Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia. Burial will be in Courtland Cemetery in Courtland.

Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Scandia is in charge of arrangements.


Neva Flewelling

JAMESTOWN -- Neva L. Flewelling, 102, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Glasco nursing home.

Mrs. Flewelling farmed with her husband in the Scottsville, Jamestown and Randall communities.

She was born Sept. 8, 1898, near Glasco, the daughter of Lemmett Amspacker and Estella Davis. She graduated from Welcome Rural School north of Glasco. She had lived at the Nicol Home in Glasco since Sept. 5, 2000, moving from Jamestown.

Mrs. Flewelling had served on the board for Fairplay School, southwest of Jamestown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Jamestown, and the Community Club, rural Scottsville.

She married Rexford V. Flewelling on Jan. 18, 1920, at Concordia. He died Oct. 22, 1964. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Larry Rhodes, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Survivors include three daughters, Novella Trude, Jamestown, Shirley Riedmiller, Derby, and Thelma Rhodes, Wichita; a son, Lawrence Flewelling, Formoso; four sisters, Vera Horn and Gwen Henning, both of Glasco, Coral Bray, Concordia, and Ella Richard, Beloit; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery. Friends may visit after 9 a.m. Friday at Blachly & Buoy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church, Jamestown; or the Nicol Home, Glasco.


Ralph Foresman

ST. MARYS -- Ralph Edward Foresman, 89, St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at a Rossville nursing home.

Mr. Foresman farmed for many years in the Belvue community. He had worked for St. Marys College for about eight years.

He was born Dec. 10, 1911, in Belvue, the son of William and Hattie Ault Foresman. He grew up in the Belvue community and had lived in the St. Marys community since 1974.

Mr. Foresman was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, and a life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1370, Wamego.

He married Juanita Patton on Aug. 24, 1935, at St. Marys. She survives, of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Walter Foresman, of the home, and Ralph E. Foresman, Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Sheila D. Walsh, Whitehouse Station, N.J.; a brother LeRoy Foresman, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Audria North, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Foresman will lie in state after 3 p.m. Friday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday followed by a rosary.

The family suggests memorials to the Ralph E. Foresman Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.


William Frisbie

OSKALOOSA -- William H. "Bill" Frisbie, 81, Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Frisbie was a soil conservation contractor for several years. He was a partner with Max Engle Inc., then purchased the business in 1974 and worked until his retirement in 1985. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a tail gunner and aerial engineer from 1942 to 1945 and attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was a POW in Germany after being shot down on Dec. 23, 1944.

He was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Topeka, the son of George H. "Jack" and Dorothy Katherine Patrick Davis. He graduated from Perry Rural High School in 1937. He had lived in Oskaloosa since moving from Topeka in 1945.

Mr. Frisbie was a former member of the Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association. He was a 50-year member of Meriden Masonic Lodge No. 236; a 50-year member of the Royal Arch Masons, Chapter No. 9, Oskaloosa; and a life member of the order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 62, Oskaloosa. He was a member of the Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36, Oskaloosa.

He married Imogene M. Davis on Sept. 8, 1945, at Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.

Survivors also include two son, William D. Frisbie and Jack S. Frisbie, both of Oskaloosa; a daughter, Linda S. Southiere, Oskaloosa; a brother, George "Pat" Frisbie, Grantville; two sisters, Charlotte J. Tryon, Marysville, and Anne Brunton, Perry; and three grandsons.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Frisbie will lie in state after noon Friday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to Quail Unlimited Inc. or Jefferson County Home Health Department, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, Kan., 66066.


Larry Hallmark

Larry David Hallmark, 47, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Hallmark was self-employed as an antique furniture finisher.

He was born Jan. 1, 1954, at Tupelo, Miss., the son of Hoyt and Nellie Ruth Brown Hallmark. He had lived in Topeka since 1963.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Hallmark, Castle Rock, Colo.; his parents, Hoyt and Nellie Ruth Hallmark, Topeka; three sisters, Virginia Smith and Judy Mongold, both of Topeka, and Teresa Reuter, Meriden; and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Friends may visit from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Joan Hayes-Wright

OVERLAND PARK -- Joan Hayes-Wright, 47, Overland Park, formerly of Topeka and Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at an Overland Park hospital.

Mrs. Wright worked as team coordinator for the architectural firm of Hollis & Miller, Overland Park.

She was born April 15, 1953, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Raymond and Jean Eble Hayes. She lived in Leavenworth until 1976 and in Topeka from 1976 to 1999, when she moved with her family to Overland Park.

Mrs. Wright had been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth, and Most Pure Heart Catholic Church, Topeka. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Overland Park.

She married John Wright on May 19, 1974, in Leavenworth. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include her mother, Jean Eble Hayes, Leavenworth; two sons, Shane Wright and Casey Wright, both of Overland Park; a daughter, Ellen Wright, Overland Park; two brothers, Mike Hayes, Olathe, and Jim Hayes, Leavenworth; and three sisters, Ann Goodnow, Leavenworth, Margie Hunninghake, Iowa City, Iowa, and Beth Goodin, Olathe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, and then from 7 to 9 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 8 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The family suggests memorials to Immaculata High School, in care of the Joan Hayes-Wright Scholarship Fund.


Lee Hiskey

HAVENSVILLE -- Lee Donald Hiskey, 89, Havensville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at an Onaga hospital.

Mr. Hiskey was a self-employed painter and roofer for most of his life. He worked on government building projects at Fort Riley and in the Kansas City area during World War II and also had worked for Roach Hardware and the Supply Depot, both in Topeka.

He was born Aug. 25, 1911, in Onaga, the son of William and Ada Garlock Hiskey. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1929 and lived his entire life in the Onaga and Havensville communities.

Mr. Hiskey was a member of the Havensville Christian Church, where he taught Sunday school and had served as treasurer, elder and deacon. He also was the secretary/treasurer of the Havensville Cemetery Board.

He married Lavonia Irwin on March 2, 1932, in Seneca. She survives.

Survivors also include a sister, Ida Mae Heckart, Denver; two granddaughters; four step grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vonda Lee Garcia, in 1978, and a grandson, Alan Bottom.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Havensville Christian Church. Burial will be in the Havensville Cemetery. Mr. Hiskey will lie in state today and until 10 a.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. He will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Havensville Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kan., 66436.


Wallace Jackson

LAWRENCE -- Funeral services for Wallace Emanuel Jackson, 47, Milwaukee, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Milwaukee medical center.

Mr. Jackson had worked in the Kansas City area as a butcher for the Dupont Meat Company and as a warehouse worker for the Avon Factory. He moved to Milwaukee in 1981 and worked for the Peck Meat Company and later for Mahan Seaway Company.

He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Lawrence, the son of Jerald and Rose Marie Peters Jackson. He graduated from Lawrence High School.

He married Cherylynn Brown in Kansas City, Kan. They divorced. He married Emma McAdoo on Feb. 18, 1983, in Milwaukee. She survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Wanona W. Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Lakeisha Hooks, Milwaukee; a son, Wallace Emanuel Brown, Kansas City, Kan.; a step daugther, Nicole McAdoo-Jones, Milwaukee; three stepsons, Kevin Brown and Brent Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Darnell Brown, Milwaukee; a brother, Louis Galloway, Lawrence; three sisters, Kay Taylor-Gaillard and Ronica Banks, both of Milwaukee, and Charlene Robinson, Lawrence; and 14 grandchildren.

Mr. Jackson will lie in state after noon Friday and until service time Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, where the family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.


Elden Kirk

COTTONWOOD FALLS -- Elden Ingram Kirk, 78, Cottonwood Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Newman Hospital.

Mr. Kirk was a self-employed farmer/stockman in Chase County most of his life.

He was born July 18, 1922, in Matfield Green to Victor and Opal McCabe Kirk.

He married Barbara Ann Diehl in Newkirk, Okla., on Aug. 1, 1966. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Thomas Kirk, Oakley; a brother, Robert Kirk, Emporia; and two grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Barnett-Alexander Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bazaar Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for his grandsons.


Veda Lewis

Veda Elaine Lewis, 81, Topeka, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mrs. Lewis taught for one year in a country school in the Alta Vista area, and she worked for the Victory Life Insurance Co. from 1952 until she retired in 1985.

She was born Jan. 1, 1920, in Eskridge, the daughter of Jess Samuel and Clara Linus Castle. She graduated from Alta Vista High School in 1940 and lived most of her life in Alta Vista and Topeka.

She married Carl William Lewis on May 29, 1941, at Fort Scott. He died July 16, 1974.

Survivors include two sisters, her twin, Vera Deever, Topeka; and Thelma Wahl, Kennewick, Wash.; and a brother, Robert S. Fry, Eskridge.

Private family services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crable Funeral Home in Eskridge. Burial will be in the Eskridge Cemetery in Eskridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stormont-Vail Hospice Program or to Sterling House Assisted Living Program and sent in care of the funeral home.


Casandra Madden

WELLSVILLE -- Casandra M. "Cassie" Madden, 7, daughter of Milton and Kendra Madden, rural Wellsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at her home as the result of an accident.

She was born Dec. 4, 1993, in Lawrence, the daughter of Milton Eugene and Kendra Maeshelle Toumberlin Madden. She grew up in the Wellsville area and attended the Preschool Enhancement Program at Wellsville. She graduated from kindergarten at Central Heights Grade School and was enrolled in first grade. She participated in soccer.

Survivors include her parents, of the home; a sister, Kaitlyn Marie Madden, of the home; and grandparents Lloyd Madden and Madelyn Madden, Corrinne Toumberlin and Gary Ross, all of Ottawa.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Burial will be in the Peoria Cemetery east of Ottawa. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Cassie Madden Memorial Fund, to be designated later, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, Kan., 66067-0014.


Marcille Miller

HIAWATHA -- Marcille E. Miller, 81, Hiawatha, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Hiawatha hospital.

Mrs. Miller had been a cook at the Reserve School, worked at a grocery store in Hallam, Neb., and was a nurse's aide at Hiawatha Community Hospital.

She was born Nov. 11, 1919, at Falls City, Neb., the daughter of Clarence and Mary Bowersox Hilt. She had lived in Brown County most of her life and attended school at Reserve.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Reserve Christian Church.

She married J.W. "Dick" Miller on April 10, 1936, at Westmoreland. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include a daughter, Marlene Watts, Hiawatha; a son, Jerry Miller, Topeka; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Watts, on Feb. 15, 1998.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Friends may visit after 10 a.m. Thursday until funeral time Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Marcille Miller Memorial Fund, to be designated later, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 519 N. First St., Hiawatha, Kan., 66434.


Peggy Moser

OSAGE CITY -- Peggy Moser, 76, Osage City, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at at Osage City nursing home.

Mrs. Moser was a beauty consultant at J.C. Penney.

She was born Nov. 9, 1924, at Bruce Rock, Australia, the daughter of John William and Elizabeth Veronica Lyons Iles. She was raised in Australia and served a three-year apprenticeship with a French dressmaker. She graduated from the Revlon School of Beauty. She moved to the United States in 1952 and became a naturalized citizen in 1968. She had lived in Sioux City, Iowa, St. Louis, Hutchinson, Lawrence and Topeka.

Mrs. Moser was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Topeka, and the church altar society. She was a volunteer at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

She married Frank Moser on March 25, 1944, in Perth, Australia. He survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Raeleen Neal, Houston, and Sally Brown, Topeka; a son, Wayne Moser, Menomonie,Wis.; a sister, Terese Camilleri, Perth, Western Australia; and nine grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Osage City. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Crable Funeral Chapel, Osage City, is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Box 1427, Topeka, Kan., 66601.


Charles Munger

OVERBROOK -- Charles L. Munger, 80, Overbrook, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at an Overbrook nursing home.

Mr. Munger had been employed as a bookkeeper for Adams Toyota. He was retired. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Earl L. Munger Sr. and Hazel Anna Markley.

Survivors include two brothers, Donald M. Munger, Overbrook, and Earl Munger, Gladstone, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.


Bessie Neilson

OSAGE CITY -- Bessie F. Neilson, 92, Osage City, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at an Osage City nursing home.

Mrs. Neilson was a telephone operator in Osage City for a few years.

She was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of John B. and Lena B. Moffitt Vaughn. She lived in Oklahoma as a child and moved to the Lyndon area in 1914 and later lived in the PanTeg area southeast of Osage city.

Mrs. Neilson was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 198, Osage City, and the Sac Creek Club of the Williamsburg neighborhood. She was a Red Cross volunteer.

She married Claude L. Neilson on Nov. 23, 1927, at Council Grove. He died Nov. 13, 1977. She also was preceded in death by a son, Bill D. Neilson in August 1998, and a granddaughter.

Survivors include three daughters, Bessie Grace Dobler, Osage City, L. Claudine MacArthur, Garnett, and Donna Arlene Foltz, Jackson, Mo.; two sisters, Leota Allen, Emporia, and AnnaBelle Morse, Osage City; a brother, Elton Glen Neilson, Topeka; 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Osage City. Burial will follow at Osage City Cemetery. Mrs. Neilson will lie in state from 3 to 5 p.m today at Crable Funeral Chapel, Osage City.

The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice or to the United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home.


Teddy Noble

ALMA -- Teddy Noble, 68, Alma, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Topeka hospice.

Mr. Noble was raised on a farm and worked various jobs before entering the Air Force in 1952. He served a tour in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and was an electronics technician working on radar installations. He switched from the Air Force to the Army where he retired in 1973. After his retirement, he worked as an electrician.

He was born July 15, 1932, in Wichita, the son of George and Ethel Hughes Noble. He attended schools in Hamilton. He also attended college for one year.

He married Clara R. McHaley on Dec. 25, 1952, in Iola. She survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Cindy Zeckser, Alma; two sons, Tod Noble, Emporia, and Chris Noble, Sioux Falls, S.D.; two sisters, Mary Lou Strunk, Gas City, and Donna Rourk, Iola; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stewart Funeral Home in Alma. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time where family will greet friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran School or to Midland Hospice House of Topeka and sent in care of the funeral home.


Michael Price

EMPORIA -- Michael W. Price, 45, Emporia, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at an Emporia hospital.

Mr. Price was employed as a heating and air-conditioning sales representative for Young's Heating and Plumbing in Topeka.

He was born Jan. 28, 1955, in Emporia, the son of Lloyd Wylie and Jeannette L. Brandt Price.

Mr. Price was a member of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Emporia. He graduated from Emporia High School and had attended The University of Kansas. Besides Emporia, Mr. Price also had lived in Topeka and Valley Center.

He married Brenda K. Harlan on Oct. 7, 1978, in Emporia. She survives. He was preceded in death by a son, Dru Price, on Aug. 3, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Dane Wylie Price of the home; his parents, L. Wylie and Jeannette Price, Emporia; three sisters, Maria Fillmore, Lenexa, Mary Quick, Emporia, and Melissa Werts, Bentonville; and his grandmother, Mary V. Price, Emporia.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Emporia. Cremation will follow with private family inurnment services at a later date. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dane Wylie Price College Education Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Ruth Russell

HORTON -- Ruth Charlotte Russell, 90, Horton, formerly of Ponca City, Okla., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Horton hospital.

Mrs. Russell was a homemaker.

She was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Jefferson, the daughter of Charles Emmett and DeLilah Belle Davidson Wheeler.

Mrs. Russell was a member of the First Christian Church in Ponca City.

She married Raymond C. Russell in February 1937 at Ponca City. He died in 1977.

Survivors include a stepson, Larry Allen Russell, Denver; two sisters, Hazel Meerpohl and Mae Smith, both of Horton; a brother, Walter "Pete" Wheeler, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Ponca City. Friends may visit at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton.

The family suggests memorials to Tri-County Manor, sent in care of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, 909 Central Ave., Horton, Kan., 66439.


David Saathoff

LINCOLN, Neb. -- David Saathoff, 54, Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Lincoln.

Mr. Saathoff had been employed as a janitor for Good Will Industries.

He was born April 26, 1946, in Marysville, Kan., the son of John B. and Minnie Saathoff.

Mr. Saathoff was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Marysville, and the I.O.O.F. Capital Chapter No. 11. He also was a volunteer at the Lincoln Senior Center.

Survivors include a sister, Helen Saathoff, Lincoln.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Marysville. Burial will be in Marysville Cemetery. Friends may visit from noon until 9 p.m. today at Roper & Sons, Lincoln, Neb., and from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Boy Scouts of America, Camp Jayhawk, Topeka, Kan.


Kathleen Schmitt

MANHATTAN -- Kathleen Schmitt, 100, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Manhattan retirement community.

Mrs. Schmitt graduated from Kansas State College and did graduate work at Columbia University in New York City. From 1931 to 1945 she was assistant dean of women at Kansas State College. During the late 1940s and through the 1950s, she lived in New York City. From 1963 to 1967, she lived in Tokyo where her husband served as editor in chief of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1969 following her husband's retirement from the Army and to Manhattan in June 1996.

She was born May 31, 1900, in Oakley, the daughter of Warren and Emarilla Knittle. The family moved to Manhattan when she was young. She attended Manhattan public schools.

Mrs. Schmitt was a member of Kappa Delta sorority at Kansas State.

She married Col. William V. Schmitt on May 15, 1943. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1996.

Survivors include a nephew and two great-nephews.

Mrs. Schmitt was cremated. Private family inurnment will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Sheetz III

Charles Jay Sheetz III, 59, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Sheetz had worked in the child care units at the Menninger Clinic for several years. He currently was working for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. He also was a former director for the Shawnee County Youth Center. He was a Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve veteran.

He was born July 9, 1941, in Topeka, the son of Charles J. and Doris Shuberg Sheetz. He was graduated from Topeka High School in 1959 and from Washburn University in 1965. He earned a master's degree in speech and human resources from The University of Kansas in 1967.

Mr. Sheetz served on the board of T.A.R.C. and was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM and the Topeka Chapter Ducks Unlimited.

He married Linda Wilds in 1962. They were divorced. He married Rose Brenner in 1981. She survives.

Survivors also include his mother, Doris Sheetz, Topeka; three sons, Michael C. Sheetz and C. Samuel Sheetz, both of Topeka, and Peter D. Sheetz, Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Doris Jean Ireland, Topeka; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles J. Sheetz IV.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where visitation will follow from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mr. Sheetz will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Make A Wish Foundation, 3550 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, Ariz., 85012; T.A.R.C., 2701 S.W. Randolph, Topeka, 66611; or the Capper Foundation, 3500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, 66604.


Alice Shorter

MANHATTAN -- Alice Ann Shorter, 18, Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Manhattan hospital.

Miss Shorter was a hairdresser.

She was born Feb. 19, 1982, in Chicago, the daughter of Troy Newsome and Debra Shorter. She grew up and attended schools in Chicago. She moved to Manhattan shortly before Christmas.

Survivors include her mother Debra Shorter, Manhattan; her father, Troy Newsome, Chicago; a brother, Troy Shorter, Manhattan; four sisters, Shamill Shorter, Debra Shorter, Marilyn Shorter and Shavon Brown, all of Manhattan; and grandfathers Q.C. Shorter and Skima Newsome, both of Chicago.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Pia Staab

HAYS -- Pia Staab, 85, Hays, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Hays hospital.

Mrs. Staab was a homemaker.

She was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Victoria, the daughter of John Peter and Maria Dreiling Geist.

Mrs. Staab was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

She married Charles C. Staab on April 24, 1934, at Catherine. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include four sons, Kenneth Staab, Topeka, Willard Staab, Omaha, Neb., Wayne Staab, Phoenix, and Lyle Staab, Strongsville, Ohio; three daughters, Twila Herrman, LaCrosse, Donna Fisher, Marysville, and Carol Elias, Indianapolis; two sisters, Olinda Jensen, Ascadera, Calif., and Rose Butler, Gorham; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carrie McElhinney.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. A parish vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Hays.


Mildred Siegenthaler

Mildred E. Siegenthaler, 83, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at a Topeka care facility.

Mrs. Siegenthaler was a poet and worked with children.

She was born May 18, 1917, in Johnstown, Pa., the daughter of William H. and Mary Fisher Howard. She graduated from Ferndale High School in Johnstown and lived there until 1938. She moved to Topeka in 1992 from Canton, Ohio.

Mrs. Siegenthaler was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Canton, Ohio, for 54 years and of First Church of Topeka since 1992. She taught Sunday school for 56 years and received a Distinguished Service Award for outstanding lay leadership in 1986. She served on many church boards in Canton and on the Women's Ministry Council and Missionary Council.

She married Russell Siegenthaler on Nov. 7, 1936. He died March 27, 2000. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Howard Siegenthaler, in 1938.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane L. Koker, Topeka; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Siegenthaler will lie in state after 9 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to First Church of the Nazarene, 1001 S.W. Buchanan, Topeka, 66604.


Minnie L. Thiessen

McPHERSON -- Minnie L. Thiessen, 87, McPherson, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in a Hutchinson living center.

Mrs. Thiessen was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Inman, the daughter of Isaac B. Regier and Mary Neufeldt.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Christian Women's Club and McPherson Garden Club.

She married Peter E. Thiessen on Nov. 19, 1933 in Meade. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Donald J. Thiessen, Chino, Ariz.; two daughters, Elsie Schmidt, Topeka, and Bernice Perkins, Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Roy Regier, Meade; three sisters, Agnes Loewen, Plano, Texas, Lydia Nickel, Medora, and Ruth Loewen, Meade; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson. Interment will be at North Inman Cemetery in Inman. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in McPherson.


Tahmeer Tilghman

Tahmeer DeChance Tilghman, 2, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

He was born Sept. 22, 1998, in Philadelphia, the son of Lakiysha N. Tilghman. He moved to Topeka with his mother to live with his grandmother in late June. He attended North YMCA Child Care Center.

He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. He then had surgery at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include his mother, Lakiysha N. Tilghman, Topeka; a grandfather, Kyle G. Johnson, Topeka; and his grandmother, Marguerite Tilghman, Topeka.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may made in Tahmeer's name and sent in care of Commerce Bank and Trust in Topeka.


Robert Wellington

OTTAWA -- Robert B. Wellington, 78, Ottawa, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Mr. Wellington worked for the Harris Newspaper Group in Chanute as a reporter for two years before moving to Hutchinson in September 1948. He worked there as a reporter and later as Sunday and night editor for the Hutchinson News before moving to Ottawa in 1957. He was editor of the Ottawa Herald and later became the editor and publisher in 1961 until his retirement in 1987 after 30 years.

He was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of C.G. "Pete" and Gladys Flavia Hazlett Wellington. He grew up in Kansas City and attended Bryant Grade School and graduated from Southwest High School in 1939. He attended Kansas City Junior College for two years, then graduated from The University of Kansas in 1944 with a degree in history and political science.

He entered the Navy in September 1943 during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant. He served in seven battles in the South and Central Pacific aboard the USS President Adams. He received his discharge from the Navy in June 1946.

Mr. Wellington formerly served as chairman of the Kansas Press Association and had served as president of the William Allen White Foundation from 1985 to 1986. He also was a former member of the Associated Press Managing Editors and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Mr. Wellington was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Ottawa. He also served in numerous communities and civic organizations, including 12 years on the Ransom Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees from 1964 to 1976. He was the current chairman of the Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association. He also had formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the Science Pioneers in Kansas City, Mo.

He married Dorothy Anne Watts on Sept. 14, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Thomas L. Wellington, Ottawa, J. Patrick Wellington, Farmers Ranch, Texas, David R. Wellington, Edmond, Okla., and James P. Wellington, Wellington; a brother, John R. Wellington, Belton, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Wellington was cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Ottawa. The family will receive friends from 10:15 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association or to Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund of Ottawa and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa.


Elijah Wheeler

Elijah Duron Wheeler, 17 days, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.

Elijah was born Dec. 13, 2000, in Topeka, the son of Dorian Wheeler and LaTosha Keeling.

Survivors include his parents, Dorian Wheeler and LaTosha Keeling, both of Topeka; a brother, Gabriel Wheeler, Topeka; grandparents Patricia Keeling and Bealta Wheeler, both of Topeka; and great-grandparent Alberta Keeling, Topeka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery.


Ethel Wood

WHEATON -- Ethel E. Wood, 87, Wheaton, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at a Ruidoso, N.M., hospital. She had been spending Christmas with her sister in New Mexico.

Mrs. Wood worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Topeka from 1931 to 1947. She later owned and operated with her husband a women's apparel retail store in Madison, Wis., for 27 years until their retirement in 1981.

She was born May 16, 1913, in Sitka, the daughter of Lawson and Emma Mayberry Smith. She moved with the family to Wheaton in the 1920s and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1931. She returned to Wheaton from Wisconsin in 1981.

Mrs. Wood was a member of the Wheaton Senior Citizens organization.

She married Curtis R. Wood on Dec. 19, 1947, at Minneapolis, Minn. He died June 11, 1990. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Allen C. Wood, on Aug. 24, 1999.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Patricia Pugh, Houston; a son, Bruce C. Wood, Wheaton; a stepson, Robert Wood, Radisson,Wis.; three sisters, Mary Jo Van Deerlin, San Diego, Elizabeth Ruth Perry, Capitan, N.M., and Grace I. Perry, Dragoon, Ariz.; a brother, Dale R. Smith, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kufahl Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in the Wheaton Congregational Cemetery. Mrs. Woods will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, Wheaton, where the family will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Ethel Wood Memorial Fund, to be designated later.

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James Bunch

PUEBLO, Colo. -- James George Bunch, 80, Pueblo, Colo., died Dec. 18, 2000, in Pueblo.

Mr. Bunch worked for the Santa Fe Railway, and he retired from Amtrak.

He was born July 15, 1920. He was raised in Topeka, and he attended schools in Topeka and Kansas City, Kan.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Edward E. Bunch, Salinas, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Jacobs, Oakland, Calif., and Flora Ann, Stockton, Calif.; four brothers, Eugene Bunch, Topeka, Mahlon D. Bunch, Lafayette, Colo., William J. Bunch, San Mateo, Calif., and James McNeal, Pueblo; and a sister, Esther Jenkins, Los Angeles.

Mr. Bunch was cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date.


Vern Chestnut

WICHITA -- Vern Pauline Chestnut, 81, Wichita, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Wichita.

Mrs. Chestnut retired from the Bible Supply and Sales in Wichita.

She was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Burlington.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Joyce Huff, in California; two brothers, Marshall Craft, Wichita, and Everett Craft, Osage City; a sister, Velma Fleming, Topeka; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Osage City Baptist Temple in Osage City. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Osage City.

Broadway Mortuary in Wichita is in charge of arrangements.


Thurman Courtney

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Thurman Guy Courtney, 78, Pinellas Park, died Dec. 29, 2000, at a Pinellas Park hospice.

Mr. Courtney worked for DuPont in Tecumseh, Kan., from 1959 to 1985. He earlier had worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita and on a dairy in Washington state for several years.

He was born June 15, 1922, near Springdale, Kan., the son of Guy Thurman and Nannie Pearl Ready Courtney.

He married Lona Fry on June 19, 1959. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Tony Courtney, Pinellas Park; two stepsons, Donnie Pummill, Ward, Ark., and Robert Fry, Lawrence, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Deloris Englehaupt, Gardner, Kan.; a granddaughter; and five stepgrandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Services will be Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Pinellas Park. A later service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kingdom Hall in Oskaloosa, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses or to Hospice Care.


Edward Domme

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Edward C. Domme, 76, Albuquerque, died Dec. 26, 2000, in Albuquerque.

Mr. Domme served in the Navy as an aviator during World War II and then made a career in the Navy until he retired in 1969 at the rank of lieutenant commander. He later worked for 36 years with Sandia National Laboratories before he retired in 1989 as department manager of the Management Information Systems Department.

He was born May 5, 1924, in Topeka, the son of Aloysius John and Elizabeth Catherine Stadler Domme. He lived in Albuquerque from 1929 to 1939 and later from 1948 until his death. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1952.

Mr. Domme was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Albuquerque, the Sierra Club and the home and school associations for both St. Pius High School and Assumption Parish. He also had been a member of the Elks Club, Jaycees and the Community Council of Albuquerque.

He married Kathryn M. "Peachie" Kennedy on July 20, 1946, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include five sons, V. Craig Domme, Farmington, N.M., the Rev. Edward C. Domme Jr., Mountainair, N.M., Daniel L. Domme and Thomas M. Domme, both of Albuquerque, and John C. Domme, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Clarence Domme, Albuquerque; four sisters, Sister Francis Cecilia Domme, Leavenworth, Sophie Chiordi, Albuquerque, Margaret Thies, St. Louis, and Mary Ann Padgett, Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Albuquerque. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.

French Mortuary Wyoming Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Lottie Harvey

RUSHVILLE, Mo. -- Lottie M. Harvey, 96, Rushville, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Harlingen, Texas.

Mrs. Harvey and her husband owned and operated a Red and White Grocery and Merchantile Co. in Rushville, Mo., and several farms in the Rushville, Mo., area.

She was born Nov. 9, 1904, in Rushville, Mo., the daughter of Frank T. and Stella Seever McQueen. She graduated from high school in Atchison, Kan., and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, Mo. She taught school at Fairview Country School near Rushville, Mo., and she had done substitute teaching in Rossville as well as in Atchison, Kan. She and her husband maintained homes in Harlingen, Texas, and Rushville since 1965.

Mrs. Harvey was a member of Rushville Christian Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She married Chester Harvey on March 14, 1929, in Savannah, Mo. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a sister, LaVeta Daniel, Prairie Village, Kan.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rushville Christian Church. Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery near Rushville. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rushville Christian Church and sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kan.


Kenneth Smith

OTTAWA -- Kenneth E. Smith, 86, Ottawa, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at an Ottawa nursing home.

Services will be announced by Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.


Marjorie Stenger

WICHITA -- Marjorie B. Stenger, 74, Wichita, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Wichita.

Mrs. Stenger was a retired businesswoman.

She was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Linn.

Survivors include a son, Paul S. Stenger, Wichita; a sister, Helen Setnor, Topeka; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel in Wichita. Burial will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc. and sent in care of the mortuary.

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Clara M. Avers

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary for Clara M. Avers, 79, Topeka, who died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at a Topeka care center.

She was born June 4, 1921, in Dallas, to Robert M. and Vera T. Dowlun Rodgers, and spent most of her life in Topeka. She was a collator for American Bindery for 23 years.

She married William Homer Avers on July 1, 1944, in Dallas. He died Dec. 18, 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon K. Hoss, Topeka; sisters, Ruth Shaw and Jeanette Mayberry, both in Texas; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mrs. Avers will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at the mortuary, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookwood Covenant Church, 3601 S.W. 33rd, 66614.


Marion D. Bates

Marion D. Bates, 92, Manhattan, formerly of Topeka, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Manhattan hospital.

He was born April 30, 1908, in Axtell, to Abram and Dora McLaughlin. He graduated from Highland Junior College in 1928 and from Washburn University in 1931. He was employed for 20 years by Berkson's in downtown Topeka as a buyer and manager of the shoe department. He entered the real estate field in 1950 with Town & Country Realtors and later worked for the Ted Bower Agency. In 1953, he established his own real estate agency, known as Town and Ranch Realtors. He had lived in Highland Park since 1937.

He was a longtime member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was instrumental in organizing the Men's Fellowship and served as president.

He was a member and past president of the Highland Park Optimist Club and was a member of the Highland Park Boosters Club since it was organized in 1947.

He married Mabel McWilliams of Hiawatha on July 17, 1933. She died Jan. 28, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Hubbard, Manhattan; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Bates will lie in state after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Park Optimist Club and sent in care of Duane Shufelberger, 2921 S.E. Michigan, 66605.


Bradley J. Beer

SHAWNEE -- Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Shawnee for Bradley John Beer, 29, Eagan, Minn., formerly of Shawnee. Mr. Beer remains missing after a wave swept him into the Atlantic Ocean off the north coast of Puerto Rico.

Relatives said Beer and his wife's uncle, Larry McAfee, were standing on a rock near their house the evening of March 7 when a sudden wall of water carried them out to sea. McAfee made it back to shore with minor injuries, but Beer's body hasn't been recovered.

Mr. Beer was a consultant for a pharmaceutical firm, Merck & Co., and recently had been assigned to Puerto Rico, where his wife's uncle had worked for several years. They commuted between Puerto Rico and their homes in Eagan.

Mr. Beer was born June 3, 1971, in Kansas City and graduated from Northwest High School in 1989. He earned degrees at Emporia State University and Wichita State University.

He and his wife, Kerrie Beer, and daughter, Taylor Beer, moved from Abilene, Texas, to Eagan in 1999.

Other survivors include his parents, Larry and Donna Beer, Shawnee; a sister, Cheryl Boosma, Olathe; and grandparents, Beatrice Skoch, Hiawatha, and Alvy and Avis Beer, Sabetha.

Contributions may be made to the Brad Beer Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of Signal Bank, 1270 Yankee Doodle Drive, Eagan, 55121.


Richard C. Blair

Richard Caleb Blair, 20, Topeka, died Sunday, March 25, on a rural Osage County farm.

He was born Feb. 7, 1981, in Topeka, to Kenneth M. and Jodi L. Lowry Blair, and graduated from Topeka High School in 1999. He attended Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa, and Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. He had been active on the debate and tennis teams at Topeka High. He had served as a junior counselor at Kansas Bible Camp in Hutchinson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Topeka Bible Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Blair will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Chapel. The casket will remain closed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Bible Camp, 4508 W. 56th, Hutchinson, 67501.


Willard Caton Jr.

HIAWATHA -- Willard A. Caton Jr., 77, Hiawatha, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Hiawatha nursing home.

He was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Sparks in Doniphan County, to Willard A. and Bertha Frakes Caton. He was a carpenter and worked in Hiawatha and St. Joseph, Mo.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hiawatha.

He married Ruth Stone on July 8, 1982, in St. Joseph, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are a stepson, Paul Ryan Scholber, Topeka; a half brother, Bill Carter, St. Joseph, Mo.; and a half sister, Virginia Carter, Amazonia, Mo.

Cremation is planned. No services are scheduled. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha.

Framke-Casselman-Meek Funeral Home in Hiawatha is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph Diehl

JUNCTION CITY -- Joseph Allison Diehl, 94, Junction City, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at a Junction City care center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Junction City. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Enterprise. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 804 N. Jefferson, Junction City, 66441.


Theodore Dodge

MANHATTAN -- Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan for Theodore O. Dodge, 82, Houston, formerly of Manhattan, who died Friday, March 23, 2001, at a Houston hospital.

He was born May 24, 1918, near Healy in Lane County, to Gilbert Ray and Nora Helen Thon Dodge. He spent his early life in Lane County, where he graduated from high school in 1935. He received a degree in accounting from Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan in 1940. He was an accountant for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla., for five years. He was a certified public accountant since 1945.

In 1946, he returned to Manhattan to be a professor of accounting at Kansas State University, and in 1958 he began work in the budget office at Kansas State. He worked for the university 37 years, including 25 years as a budget officer, before he retired in June 1983.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Survivors include a son, T. Douglas Dodge, Houston; a daughter, Donna Ann Lomax, Houston; brothers, Darold Dodge, Manhattan, and Hale A. Dodge, Lincoln, Neb.; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Carnahan Creek Cemetery near Olsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University in Manhattan.


Jean Falley

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church for Elizabeth Jeanette "Jean" Falley, 75, Topeka, who died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born May 24, 1925, in Topeka, to William C. and Rose Elizabeth Hawks McFadden.

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.

She married Bert Falley on Sept. 21, 1961, in Topeka. He survives. A son, Lewis Bill Falley, died March 26, 1986.

Other survivors include a son, Bert Falley II, Topeka; a daughter, Margaret Bartell, Dillon, Colo.; a brother, William H. McFadden, Topeka; and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery. Mrs. Falley will lie in state after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church where a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, Hayden High School, Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka, Let's Help, Salvation Army or Topeka Rescue Mission. Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Beulah Forrester

WAMEGO -- Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Wamego for Beulah E. Forrester, 98, Wamego, who died Friday, March 23, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house.

She was born Aug. 9, 1902, in Union Township near Westmoreland, to Edgar C. and Nora Ott Forrester. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1920. She was a ticket taker at the Columbian Theatre and for Roger's Outdoor Entertainment Co. She was a teller at First National Bank of Wamego for 40 years before she retired.

Miss Forrester was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, Business and Professional Women, and the auxiliary to Johnson Post No. 172 of the American Legion, all in Wamego. She was a charter member of the auxiliary to Kaw Valley Post No. 1258 of Veterans of Foreign Wars and had served on the 1975 Wamego Bicentennial Committee.

A sister, Mildred Deedrick, Durango, Colo., survives.

Burial will be in Wamego City Cemetery. Miss Forrester will lie in state after noon Thursday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at the United Methodist Church in Wamego, 66547.


Mary P. Foster

EUDORA -- Mary Pauline Foster, 82, Eudora, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Eudora care center.

She was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Girard in Crawford County, to James W. and Blanche O'Neil Goodwin Calvert. She lived in Girard before she moved to Lawrence in 1929.

She attended Clinton Parkway Assembly of God in Lawrence.

She married Fred Foster on Dec. 24, 1936, in Lawrence. He died Nov. 26, 1970. A son, John Darrell Foster, died in September 1997. Another son, Dale Kenneth Foster, died in September 1998.

Survivors include a son, James W. Foster, Lawrence; daughters, Eunice LaDean Lee, Trenton, N.J., and Loretta Ann James, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Foster will lie in state after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 9 p.m.


Frankie Harrison

MAYETTA -- Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pentecostal Church on the Potawatomi Reservation for Frankie Jo Harrison, 34, Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Mayetta. She died of cancer Friday, March 23, 2001, in Coolidge, Texas, at her mother's home where she was staying during her illness.

She was born April 9, 1966, in Seattle, to Franklin N. and Geraldine R. Green Harrison and later lived in Mayetta. She graduated from Lindale, Texas, High School. She lived in Lindale before she moved to Fort Wayne eight years ago. She was a machinist for Tetra Pak Inc. in Fort Wayne.

She served two years in the Marine Corps.

Survivors include a daughter, Josie Kara Harrison, Coolidge, Texas; her mother, Geraldine Casey, Coolidge, Texas; her father, Franklin N. Harrison, Mayetta; a brother, Stewart Casey, Tyler, Texas; sisters, Jeannine Johnson and Priscilla Wooley, both in Fort Wayne, Patricia Harrison, Whitehouse, Texas, Jessica Jenkins, Chappell Hill, Texas, and Kathleen Casey, Coolidge, Texas; and grandparents, Orlando Green, Mayetta, and Earl and Lois Johnson, Fort Wayne.

Drum services will be Wednesday evening at the Danceground on the Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be Thursday in Wago Cemetery west of Mayetta.

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of local arrangements.


Anna Marie Hill

OTTAWA -- Anna Marie Hill, 83, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Ottawa, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

She was born April 5, 1917, in Urich, Mo., to James A. and Lydia Ade Sites and moved with her parents to Richmond in Franklin County in 1924. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1936. She attended Ottawa Business College for two years. She worked for Maryland Casualty Insurance Co., in Kansas City, Mo., for many years before she retired more than 15 years ago.

She married Leonard Ferguson in 1947. They were divorced. She married Darwin Hill in 1972. He died several years later.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Ferguson, Independence, Mo.; a brother, Glen Edgar Sites, Ottawa; a sister, Margaret Sites, Ottawa; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Hill will lie in state after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa, where relatives and friends will meet after 1 p.m. Thursday.

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


Lawrence Kern

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church for Lawrence Ellwood Kern, 82, Topeka, who died Friday, March 23, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mr. Kern donated his body to The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City for research.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence and Gertrude Kern Scholarship Fund at Kansas State University or to the Heifer Project and sent in care of First Christian Church, 1880 S.W. Gage, 66604.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Laura W. Lytle

BELVUE -- Laura W. Lytle, 94, Belvue, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at an Alma nursing home.

She was born March 8, 1907, near Belvue, to Gilbert M. and Ida Weeks Morrison, and spent most of her life in the Belvue and Wells Creek communities.

She was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church in McFarland.

She married Floyd E. Lytle on Feb. 18, 1928. He died Sept. 7, 1978.

Survivors include two sons, Leighton Lytle and Mervin Lytle, both in St. Marys; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery south of Belvue. She will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alma Manor, 66401.


Mary V. Matheny

EMPORIA -- Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bruder theater on the Emporia State University campus for Mary Virginia Matheny, 69, Emporia, who died Friday, March 23, 2001, at an Emporia hospital. She was cremated.

She was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Holton, to Herman J. and Sylvia Mather Wylli. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in theater from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia where she had leading roles in several plays. She taught communications classes for the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone in 1954-55. She taught theater classes at Texas Christian University from 1964-67 and English at Emporia State University from 1967-82. She was director of the Lyon County Historical Museum before she retired in 1997.

She had been active in theater since she returned to Emporia in 1967 and had roles in "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Blithe Spirit" and "You Can't Take It With You" at the university.

She was secretary and a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Museum Association and a member and past president of the Emporia Chapter of Altrusa International. She was a member of the board of directors of the Flint Hills Children's Museum. She was a member of Emporia Friends of the Zoo, the auxiliary to Ball-McColm Post No. 5 of the American Legion, the Jackson County Historical Society in Holton and the Lyon County Historical Society in Emporia. She was a member of the Lyon County Bicentennial Committee.

She was a life member of Flint Hills Girl Scout Council, having served the council for 45 years on various committees and as a member of the board of directors.

She married David L. Matheny on Jan. 3, 1954, in Emporia. He survives. A daughter, Norah Maree Matheny, died in December 1957.

Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Jo Matheny, Houston, and Melanie Ann Ralston, Topeka; and two grandchildren.

Inurnment services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holton Cemetery in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David L. and Mary Wylli Scholarship Fund at Emporia State University and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.


Alice McMurphey

EMPORIA -- Services were Monday at Carlson Funeral Home in Emporia for Alice Marie McMurphey, 91, Emporia, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at an Olathe nursing home. Private burial is planned.

She was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Melvern, to Vinson and Mary Elizabeth Young Laws. She attended school in Hartford and underwent training to be a licensed practical nurse. She was a seamstress and had worked for Grandma's Pincushion and Meschke's Men's Store, both in Emporia.

She was a member of a non-denominational Christian church in Emporia.

She married George Olin McMurphey on March 8, 1928, in Madison. He died June 29, 1961. A son, Don McMurphey, died Sept. 25, 1988. A daughter, Mary Alice Blair, died Aug. 15, 1992. Two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also died.

Survivors include two sons, William McMurphey, Sabetha, and Glen McMurphey, Emporia; six daughters, Margaret Jean McHugh, Hartford, Myra Jones, Emporia, Mildred Moorman, Mission Hills, Marjorie Hylton, Houston, Marilyn Lambert, Overland Park, and Marlene Buck, Olathe; two sisters, Edna Craig, Topeka, and Margaret Garrison, Tulsa, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyon County Historical Society in Emporia, 66801.


Katherine Miller

ATCHISON -- Katherine M. Miller, 91, Atchison, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at an Atchison retirement home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1909, in Clifton, to Jay A. and Grace E. Simpson Magers, and attended grade school in Keats in Riley County. She graduated from Denton High School in Doniphan County in 1929. She lived in Broughton in Clay County before she moved to Atchison in 1943. She was a housemother three years at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Atchison.

She married William A. Miller on Oct. 16, 1929, in Severance. He died March 31, 1967. A granddaughter also died.

Survivors include a son, William A. Miller, Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Dorothy J. Weixeldorfer, Tucson, Ariz., and Donna M. Noll, Winchester; a sister, Mary Sanneman, Atchison; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens in Atchison. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Atchison, 66002.


Calvin Newlin

SABETHA -- Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha for James Calvin "Cal" Newlin, 90, Sabetha, who died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Sabetha nursing home.

He was born July 22, 1910, in the Wetmore community, to Edward and Daisy White Newlin. He moved to Sabetha with his parents and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1928. He worked for the post office in Sabetha for 32 years and then was a clerk at Davis Hardware in Sabetha for 10 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a naval gunner in the Pacific.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a member and past master of Sabetha Lodge No. 162, AF&AM, and a life member of Post No. 7285 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Sabetha.

He married Lila Mary Broughter on June 23, 1933. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Gregory Newlin, Sabetha; daughters, Jeanine Hannah, Sun City West, Ariz., Judith Hanna, San Antonio, and Karen Bailey, Loveland, Colo.; a brother, Carol Newlin, Dexter; sisters, Della Hinkle, Holton, Doris Calwell, Topeka, Bernice Lichty, Long Beach, Calif., and Lois Bassett, Phoenix; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Post No. 7285 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct graveside services at Sabetha Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospital or the United Methodist Church, both in Sabetha, 66534.


J. Henry Payne

HOLTON -- J. Henry Payne, 88, Holton, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at home.

He was born May 20, 1912, near Holton, to Charles Cleveland and Lula Maude Richard Payne. He attended schools in Jackson County. He was a dairy farmer and stockman in the Mayetta and Holton communities before he retired in 1965. He later was a supervisor for a hybrid seed company in Carrollton, Mo.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Holton, Mayetta Lodge No. 393, AF&AM, in Mayetta, and Scottish Rite bodies in Topeka.

He married Grace Evelyn Reamer on June 26, 1938, in Holton. She died Sept. 16, 2000.

A sister, Virginia Gray, Kansas City, Mo., survives.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Mayetta Lodge No. 393, AF&AM, will conduct graveside services at Holton Cemetery. Mr. Payne will lie in state at the funeral home until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Holton, 66436.


Gertrude E. Platz

LEONARDVILLE -- Gertrude E. Platz, 90, Leonardville, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at home.

She was born June 22, 1910, west of Leonardville, to Ludwig and Bettie Zeisser Hoerman. She later lived in Abilene and Hutchinson. She was a registered nurse. She had been a student health nurse at Hutchinson Community College before she retired in 1979.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Leonardville.

She married Charles R. Platz on Feb. 23, 1933. He died Jan. 5, 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Charles E. Platz, Iowa City, Iowa, and Robert D. Platz, Frederick, Md.; a twin sister, Gladys Llewelyn, Leonardville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Leonardville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holton Cemetery in Holton. Mrs. Platz will lie in state today at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Leonardville or to Homecare Hospice in Manhattan.


Ellen A. Preston

Ellen A. Preston, 82, Topeka, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.


Ronald Jesse Snyder

Ronald Jesse Snyder, 41, Topeka, died late Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital. He had a kidney ailment.

He was born Dec. 2, 1959, in Teaneck, N.J., to James Frederick and Doris Jean Shoaf Snyder. He spent most of his life in Topeka where he graduated from Topeka West High School. He currently was a senior at Washburn University where he was majoring in business administration. He worked at the Hallmark Cards' Topeka plant for more than 25 years.

He was a member of the YMCA in Topeka.

Survivors include a companion, Lynda Martin, Topeka; his mother, Doris J. Snyder, Topeka; his father, James F. Snyder, Topeka; and a sister, Kim T. Crook-Snyder, Topeka.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Mount Hope Mausoleum. Entombment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum. Mr. Snyder will lie in state from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, 1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 107, Westwood, 66205-1866.


Mamie Sowers

OVERBROOK -- Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook for Mamie Edna Sowers, 100, Overbrook, who died March 22, 2001, in a physician's office in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was spending the winter in Scottsdale.

She was born June 1, 1900, in Eskridge, to Harry and Carrie Mercer Turner. She attended Glenwood Grade School near Berryton and Carbondale Grade School. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1918. She taught for two years at a grade school near Auburn.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Thimble Club and a charter member of the Busy Bee Club, all in Overbrook.

She married Jacob Albert Sowers of Berryton on March 10, 1920. They lived near Berryton until 1944 when they moved to Overbrook. He died July 13, 1966. Daughters Dorothy Sowers and Frances Sowers also died.

Survivors include two sons, James A. Sowers and Robert A. Sowers, both in Overbrook; a daughter, Helen I. Offen, Scottsdale; a sister, Nelle Rogers, Topeka; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Lynn Creek Cemetery near Berryton. Mrs. Sowers will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Overbrook where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library or the United Methodist Church in Overbrook, 66524.


Jestie Sterling

JUNCTION CITY -- Jestie Lovina Sterling, 75, Junction City, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at home.

She was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 323 Poyntz, Manhattan, 66502.


Pete Stone

BERRYTON -- William Arthur "Pete" Stone, 80, Berryton, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home in Topeka is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.


Priscilla A. Tucker

MANHATTAN -- Priscilla A. Tucker, 53, Manhattan, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, shortly after arrival at a Manhattan hospital.

She was born May 26, 1947, in Virginia Beach, Va., to Rex and Melva Jean Tucker, and lived in Manhattan about 20 years. She worked at Hale Library at Kansas State University in Manhattan. She was a member of the Konza Prairie Quilt Guild.

She married Lindsay E. Smith on April 6, 1990, in Albuquerque, N.M. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Oona Megan Hunter, Albuquerque; her mother, Melva Jean Tucker, Topeka; and a sister, Leslie Jenison, San Antonio.

Cremation is planned. Arrangements for memorial services are pending.

Contributions may be made to the Priscilla Tucker Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.


Helen F. Warner

GARNETT -- Helen Frances Warner, 86, Garnett, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at a Garnett care center.

She was born Nov. 26, 1914, in Portland, Ore., to Earl and Margaret Stuart Patterson. She lived in St. Joseph, Mo., where she shared the Municipal Court mixed doubles tennis championship in 1936. She moved to Garnett more than 40 years ago and owned Warner Manufacturing, a garment producer.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Delphian Chapter No. 309 of Order of Eastern Star and the auxiliary to Post No. 6397 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Garnett.

She married Loren E. Warner on April 18, 1941, in St. Joseph, Mo. He died Jan. 19, 1973. A daughter, Anita Diana Warner, died in infancy.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Warner, Princeton; a sister, Dorothy Haivala, West Des Moines, Iowa; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Warner was cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel funeral home in Garnett.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Garnett, 66032.


Michael D. Wendt

No services are planned for Michael Douglas Wendt, 47, Topeka, who was found dead Friday, March 23, 2001, at home. He suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

He was born Dec. 30, 1953, in Topeka, to Ralph Frederick and Virginia Ruth Smith Wendt. He had been a courier for Stormont-Vail Hospital for eight years.

Survivors include a daughter, Sara Wendt, Topeka; and brothers, Daniel L. Wendt, Timothy W. Wendt and Richard A. Wendt, all in Topeka.

Mr. Wendt was cremated. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wayne M. Wheat

Wayne M. Wheat, 34, Topeka, died of cancer Saturday, March 24, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house where he was admitted about six hours earlier.

He was born June 17, 1966, in Topeka, to Wayne and Norma J. Wheat Jordan. He spent his early life in Topeka, where he attended Parkdale Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High School and Highland Park High School. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles. He lived in Georgia for several years and recently in Box Springs, Ga., where he owned and operated Wheat Tire & Wheel. He returned to Topeka last December.

He was a member of an American Legion post in Columbus, Ga.

He married Marcene Kirkdoll on Jan. 1, 1985. She survives.

Other survivors include sons, Marcellus Wheat and Wayne Wheat, both in Box Springs, Ga.; daughters, Melissa Williams and Christina Wheat, both in Box Springs, Ga.; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Vera Jordan, Topeka; his mother, Norma J. Avery, Topeka; brothers, Kevin Jordan and Chris Bush, both in Topeka; and sisters, Lisa Rice, Raynora Charles, Linda Brown and Lisa Bush, all in Topeka, LaTanya Dupree, Las Vegas, and Trina Jordan, Los Angeles.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John AME Church. Cremation will follow. Private inurnment will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Wheat will lie in state after 3 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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


Edith A. Williams

MARYSVILLE -- Edith A. Williams, 89, Marysville, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Marysville hospital.

She was born Dec. 22, 1911, in Oketo, to William and Nellie Watson Farrant, and spent most of her life in Marshall County.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Retired Railroaders, all in Marysville, and a 50-year member of Hilda Chapter No. 164 of Order of Eastern Star in Marysville.

She married Raymond Williams on Dec. 31, 1933, in Herkimer. He died in January 1979.

A sister, Anita Frankel, Long Beach, Calif., survives.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Marysville. Burial will be in Oketo Cemetery north of Marysville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church or Hilda Chapter No. 164 of Order of Eastern Star, both in Marysville, 66508.


Sherrod J. Worley

ATCHISON -- Sherrod Joseph Worley, 40, Atchison, died of cancer Monday, March 26, 2001, at home.

He was born May 19, 1960, in Horton, to Richard Joseph and Wesley Nichols Worley, and graduated from Atchison High School in 1978. He attended Highland Community College in Highland for two years and graduated from Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Mo. He worked at McDonald's three years, at Wal-Mart eight years and for Atchison Leather Products the past three years, all in Atchison.

He had attended Faith Bible Fellowship Church in Atchison. He was active in Theater Atchison, having worked in many backstage areas of production, and was a member of the organization's board of directors.

Survivors include his mother, Wesley Worley, at home; and a grandmother, Henrietta Smith, Oklahoma City.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Theater Atchison, 66002.

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Richard Benedict Jr.

Richard L. Benedict Jr., 56, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, of natural causes at a Topeka hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Davidson Funeral Home.


Richard C. Blair

Richard Caleb Blair, 20, Topeka, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, on a rural Osage County farm. He was born Feb. 7, 1981, in Topeka, to Kenneth M. and Jodi L. Lowry Blair. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1999 and attended Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa, and Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. He had been active on the debate and tennis teams at Topeka High. He had served as a junior counselor at Kansas Bible Camp in Hutchinson. Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Jodi Blair, Topeka; a sister, Julie Blair, Topeka; grandparents, Earl Blair, Topeka, Marilyn and Bob Cormack, Abilene, and Gary and Rocky Lowry, Abilene; and a great-grandmother, Loretta Lowry, Oxford. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Topeka Bible Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Bible Camp, 4508 W. 56th, Hutchinson, 67501.


Donald Blochlinger

CONCORDIA -- Donald R. "Don" Blochlinger, 58, Concordia, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his home. Mr. Blochlinger was a mechanic at Midway Motors until 1973. He later was a self-employed carpenter. He was born Aug. 22, 1942, in rural Concordia, to Joseph A. and Marceline I. Breault Blochlinger. He graduated from Concordia High School in 1960 and lived the majority of his life in the Concordia area. Mr. Blochlinger was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia. He married Verlene Bulliegh on April 4, 1981, in Concordia. She survives. Survivors include two sons, Tony Blochlinger and Russell Blochlinger, both of Concordia; two daughters, Kebby Underwood, Bennington, and Kari Blochlinger, Eugene, Ore.; two stepsons, Tracy Frazier, Old Oak, Tenn., and Lonny Frazier, Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Francis Blochlinger and Dennis Blochlinger, both of Concordia; two sisters, Jolene Swihart, Concordia, and Denise Johnson, Hesston; and eight grandhcildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to Cloud County Health Center, Concordia.


Ida Bucher

SABETHA -- Ida Pearl Bucher, 91, Sabetha, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Sabetha hospital. She was a teacher in rural schools in Richardson County, Neb. She was born Sept. 27, 1909, in Rulo, Neb., to James Wiltse and Cora B. Clark Wiltse. She attended schools at Seneca, Lincoln, Neb., and rural Rulo schools. After the death of her parents, she made her home with an uncle south of Dawson, Neb. She graduated from Honey Creek High School in 1928 and attended Peru State Teachers College in Nebraska. She was a member of the Four Mile Congregational Church, south of Humboldt, Neb. She also was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She married Errold C. Bucher on Aug. 14, 1932, near Dawson, Neb. He died Nov. 17, 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Bernita Marmet, Sabetha; a son, Eugene Bucher, DuBois, Neb.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Four Mile Congregational Church, south of Humboldt, Neb. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may visit after 1 p.m. today at Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Four Mile Congregational Church, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, 66534.


Willard Caton

HIAWATHA -- Willard A. Caton Jr., 77, Hiawatha, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a nursing home in Hiawatha. Mr. Caton was a carpenter and worked in Hiawatha and St. Joseph, Mo. He was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Sparks, to Willard A. and Bertha Frakes Caton. Mr. Caton was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He married Ruth Stone on July 8, 1982, in St. Joseph. She survives of the home. Survivors include a stepson, Paul Ryan Scholber, Topeka; a half-brother, Bill Caton, St. Joseph; and a half-sister, Virginia, Amazonia, Mo. Direct cremation with no services are planned. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Framke Casselman Meek, Hiawatha, is in charge of arrangements.


Thelma Coy

LAWRENCE -- Thelma G. Davison Coy, 92, Lawrence, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Lawrence nursing home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.


Esther Curbey

MANHATTAN -- Esther E. Curbey, 80, Manhattan, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at a Manhattan retirement home. Mrs. Curbey was a homemaker. She was born July 24, 1920, in Wamego, the daughter of Herman and Emma Buchmeier Seilkopf. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan. She married Eugene Curbey on Dec. 28, 1949, in Wamego. He survives of the home. Survivors include four daughters, Karla Bachman, Lincoln, Neb., Neah Sue Mitchel, Porterville, Calif., Brenda K. Curbey, Kansas City, Kan., and Sonita Gray, Carthage, Mo.; a brother, Erwin Seilkopf, Sycamore, Ill.; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wells Creek United Church of Christ, Belvue. Inurnment will follow in the Wells Creek United Church of Christ Cemetery, Belvue. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Esther Curbey Memorial Fund and left in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, 66502.


Beulah Dowell

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Beulah Agnes Chambers Dowell, 92, Chillicothe, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Chillicothe nursing home.

Mrs. Dowell was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Harrison County, Mo., the daughter of Joseph Sherman and Addle Ethel Lovell Chambers. She attended Pinkley School in Livingston County, Mo. She moved to Chillicothe from Plattsburg, Mo., 28 years ago and had lived at the Baptist Home of Chillicothe for the past year.

Mrs. Dowell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors and the Extension Club of Livingston County.

She married Ray Samuel Dowell on Dec. 29, 1926, in Chillicothe. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Wilford "Spike" Dowell, Topeka, Kan.; two daughters, Donna Blecher, York, Pa., and Carolyn Cook, Topeka; a brother, Herschell Chambers, Chillicothe; three sisters, Vada Harper, Thelma Rinehart and Velma Rinehart, all of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Chillicothe. Mrs. Dowell will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. today at Norman-Wagy-Gordon Funeral Home, Chillicothe, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Baptist Home North Missouri Facility and sent in care of the funeral home or the Baptist Home.


Joseph Diehl

JUNCTION CITY -- Joseph Allison Diehl, 94, Junction City, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at a Junction City nursing home.

Mr. Diehl had worked for Weside Dairy Retail for more than 32 years. He also had worked for Ehrsons Machine Shop, Enterprise, for five years.

He was born Jan. 28, 1907, in Enterprise, the son of Allison H. Diehl and Alice E. Pottle Diehl. He attended elementary school in the Pleasant Hill School Ditrict and Chapman High School.

Mr. Diehl was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis and Boy Scouts of America, where he was active as a scout leader.

He married Della Mae Longhofer on June 15, 1941. She died Dec. 11, 1995. He also was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Gary L. Jenkins, Gardner, and Kenlee J. Diehl, Shawnee; a daughter, Linda M. Diehl, Lenexa; a brother, Harvey Diehl, Enterprise; two sisters, Ruth Kauffman, Kansas City, Kan., and Doris Clifford, Tracy, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, Junction City. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Enterprise.

The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 804 N. Jefferson, Junction City, 66441.


Arthur Eby

MAYETTA -- Arthur E. Eby, 92, Mayetta, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Eby was a farmer and stockman and had worked for the sale barn in Emmett for seven years.

He was born July 6, 1908, at Mayetta, to Ora and Anna Zirger Eby. He graduated from Circleville High School.

He married Mildred Wells on April 17, 1938, in Soldier. She survives.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Eby and Gene Eby, both of Mayetta; a daughter, Leetha Smith, Osawatomie; a sister, Josephine Shupe, Holton; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Burial will be at the Rossville Cemetery. Relatives will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Potawatomi United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


John Fox

DENISON -- John Lester Fox, 50, Denison, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Services are pending at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton.


Charlotte Haynes

GARNETT -- Funeral services for Charlotte Haynes, 61, Garnett, who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Garnett hospital, are pending and will be announced by Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett.


Anna Hey

BALDWIN CITY -- Anna K. Hey, 82, Baldwin City, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Patterson, N.J., to Christine Holics and Jacob Kuntz. She attended school in Patterson, graduating from Central High School in 1936. She moved to the Baldwin City area in 1947.

She was a past member of the PEO and the Baker/Baldwin NeedleCraft Club, and she was a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a founding member of the Valley High Council of the Girl Scouts, and she helped run day camps. She also volunteered her time at Baldwin Care Center and a doctor's office.

She married Lester Hey on May 15, 1942, in Patterson. He survives of the home.

Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Duncan, Albuquerque, N.M., Sharon Minkes, Los Angeles, Calif., and Sally Meador, Checotah, Okla.; a son, Bob Hey, Baldwin City; and 10 grandchildren.

Mrs. Hey was cremated. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City, where the family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m today.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Anna Hey Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66066.


Norman Hunt

EMPORIA -- Norman R. Hunt, 50, Emporia, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital. Mr. Hunt had been a physical education teacher and coach at Americus Grade School for 26 years. He was born July 2, 1950, in Topeka, to Claude and Hazel Penrice Hunt. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in 1973. Mr. Hunt was a member of West Side Baptist Church, Emporia, where he was a deacon and taught the College and Careers class. He was also a choir member and Sunday school teacher. He married Terrie Lee Book on June 3, 1978, in Emporia. She survives of the home. Survivors include two sons, Aaron Hunt, and Nathan Hunt, both of the home; a daughter, Ashlee Hunt, of the home; parents, Claude and Hazel Hunt, Emporia; and a brother, Marvin Hunt, Tonganoxie. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at West Side Baptist Church, Emporia. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eskridge Cemetery, Eskridge. The family suggests memorial contributions to West Side Baptist Church, sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.


William Jobbins

WINCHESTER -- William C. "Bill" Jobbins, 56, Winchester, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at his home in rural Winchester. Mr. Jobbins was a crew chief in the shipping and receiving store for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, Mo. He retired on March 1, 2001, after 33 years of service. He was born on April 29, 1944, at Winfield, the son of James Edward and Winifred Ruth Cory Jobbins. He had lived in Winchester since 1971, moving from Leavenworth. He was a graduate of St. John's Military Academy, Salina, and he attended Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. He was a member of the Winchester United Methodist Church and the International Machinists Union in Kansas City, Mo. He married Carol "Jean" Coppinger on Nov. 24, 1963, in Westchester. She survives of the home. Survivors include his mother, Winifred R. Jobbins, Highlands, N.C.; four sons, Russell Jobbins and Richard Jobbins, both of Winchester, Jason Jobbins, Colwich, and Justin Jobbins, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Kathy Kramer, Highlands, N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Burial was at Winchester-Wise Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jefferson County Hospice or the Winchester Ball Association, in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.


Floyd Kinder

Floyd Kinder, 87, Topeka, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his home. Mr. Kinder had been a cement mason for more than 50 years. He earlier had worked as a chef for years at Hillcrest Sanitarium of Topeka and at several area cafes. During World War II, he worked at Morrel's. He was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Rantoul, the son of James N. Kinder Sr. and Margaret Weinstein Kinder. He spent most of his life in Topeka. Mr. Kinder was a member of Local No. 44 AFL-CIO Operative Plasters and Cement Masons. He was a member of Topeka Chapter No. 462 Order of Eastern Star, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 17 AF&AM, and he was a 32nd degree Mason. He married Thelma J. Simmons on July 15, 1940, in Topeka. She survives, of the home. Survivors also include a son, Donald P. Kinder, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two daughters, Linda R. Young, Topeka, and Cindy J. Merritt, Lecompton; three brothers, James N. Kinder and Warren G. Kinder, both of Topeka, and Lawrence D. Kinder, Forsyth, Mo.; two sisters, Blanche Phipps, Topeka, and Bernice Stalons, Gurley, Ala.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Kinder will lie in state after 10 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606; or American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th, Topeka, 66606.


Vincent Koch

AXTELL -- Vincent P. Koch, 90, Axtell, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a nursing home in Seneca. Mr. Koch was a farmer. He later worked for the Marshall County Road and Bridge Department. He and his wife cleaned St. Michael's Church in Axtell from 1968 to 1983, and they were custodians for St. Michael's School from 1974 to June 1990. He was born Jan. 19, 1911, on a farm north of Baileyville, to John P. and Carolyn M. Eisenbarth Koch. He grew up in Baileyville and attended rural school and Sacred Heart School in Baileyville. Mr. Koch was a member of St. Michael's Church in Axtell and a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. He married Helen B. Hulsing on Jan. 19, 1937, at Baileyville. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cecelia Rose Koch, Dec. 19, 1947; and a grandson, Bradley Koch. Survivors include seven sons, John Koch, Baileyville, Francis Koch, Holton, Ralph Koch, Leroy Koch, Carl Koch and Roger Koch, all of Axtell, and Michael Koch, Lindsborg; seven daughters, Verita Schmitz, Baileyville, Edna Lackey, Kansas City, Kan., Mary Kramer, Grand Junction, Colo., Alice Porting and JoAnn Porting, both of Axtell, Barbara Korte, Goff, and Sharon Skalla, Beattie; 47 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Church, Axtell. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baileyville. Mr. Koch will lie in state at the church for an hour preceding the mass. The rosary will be prayed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca, where Mr. Koch will lie in state after 3 p.m. today. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Michael's School and sent in care of the family.


Ava Lathrom

LAWRENCE -- Ava Mary Lathrom, 83, Lawrence, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Lawrence hospital. Mrs. Lathrom worked for Hallmark Cards for 25 years until her retirement. She was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Rayborn, Mo., to John Ellis and Mary Jane Carter Ellis. She married Viles Ransom Lathrom on March 27, 1934. He died Aug. 2, 1990. Survivors include a son, Jerry Lathrom, Lawrence; four daughters, Bernece Landau and Judy Palmer, both of Overland Park, Bonnie Greer, Kingsville, Mo., and Mary Grammer, Lawrence; a brother, Arley Ellis, Springfield, Mo.; Mary Coffman Hayes, Springfield, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. The family suggests memorial contributions to the March of Dimes in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, 66044.


Albert Martin

EMPORIA -- Albert C. Martin, 85, Emporia, formerly of New Cambria, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at an Emporia nursing home.

He was the co-owner of Martin and Ade Dirt Construction Co., Gypsum. He also worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita during World War II.

He was born on June 18, 1915, in Carlton, to George and Hada Wetzel Martin.

He married Gladys Ade on Aug. 25, 1940, at Carlton. She survives.

Survivors include a son, Alan Martin, Salina; a daughter, Sandy Browning, Emporia; a sister, Lou Gustafson, Beloit; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Salina. Burial will be in Roselawn Heights Cemetery, Salina.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Gideons International, in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia.


Hazel Miller

Hazel Irene Miller, 84, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 11, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home. Mrs. Miller was a beautician for more than 50 years. She had worked at several beauty shops in Topeka, the most recent being Patti's Styling Salon. She was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Dwight, the daughter of Emma Bame and William P. Morgan. She married Lance R. Miller on Dec. 24, 1946, in Topeka. He died Nov. 30, 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Cheri Irene Iarossi, Topeka, and Christy Lynn Guhr, Joplin, Mo.; two sisters, Neda Kamm and Ethel Fiest, both of Junction City; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Miller will lie in state after 11 a.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Graveside services will be private. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 3625 S.W. 29th, Topeka, 66614.


Opal Mize

Opal Edith Mize, 90, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.

Services are pending at Newcomer Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Violet Mosburg

MANHATTAN -- Violet A. Mosburg, 88, Manhattan, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Manhattan retirement community. Mrs. Mosburg was a homemaker. She was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Green, the daughter of Henry and Rose Richner Knitter. She lived in the Broughton community before moving to Clay Center in the 1930s. Mrs. Mosburg was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary, both of Clay Center. She married Harold Mosburg on Oct. 24, 1930. He died June 13, 1985. She also was preceded in death by sons Bruce Mosburg and Richard Mosburg, two grandsons and one great-grandson. Survivors include three sons, Geary Mosburg, Manhattan, Calvin Mosburg, Greenwood, Mo., and Bill Mosburg, Bonner Springs; a sister, Minnie Evens, Albuquerque, N.M.; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Clay Center. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center. The family suggests memorials to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or Clay County Home Health.


Jerry Myers

Jerry Clifton Myers, 69, Topeka, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Topeka hospital. Mr. Myers joined the U.S. Army in November 1948 and retired in November 1973 at Fort Riley as a sergeant major. He served in the artillery on various Army posts around the world. He helped fire a 21-gun salute for President John F. Kennedy in Berlin on June 26, 1963, when Kennedy delivered his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. He later served as a sales representative for NS Meyer before retiring in December 2000. He was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Lexington, N.C., to Robert Frank Myers and Della Nance Myers. He graduated from Lexington High School. He moved to Topeka in March 1993. Mr. Myers was a member of the Enlisted Association; Sgt. Major Association; Union Lodge No. 7 AF&AM in Junction City; and a life member of the Constabulary Association, the peacekeeping force in Germany after World War II. He married Gertrud Volk on Sept. 20, 1949, in Augsburg, Germany. She survives. Survivors include two daughters, Eveline C. Durham, Washington, Ill., and Debra C. Salsbury, Rossville; two sons, Jerry Charles Myers, Chesterfield, Va., and Steven Curtis Myers, Peoria, Ill; a brother, Billy Joe Myers, Moreland, Ga.; two sisters, Colleen Jordan, Miami, Fla., and Margaret DeLapp, Lexington, N.C.; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Chapel, Fort Riley. Burial will be in Fort Riley Cemetery with full military honors. Relatives will greet friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 3625 S.W. 29th, Topeka, 66614, or the Arthritis Foundation, 1602 S. Waterman, Wichita, 67211.


James Newlin

SABETHA -- James Calvin "Cal" Newlin, 90, Wetmore, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Sabetha nursing home. Mr. Newlin worked for the U.S. Post Office in Sabetha for 32 years. He also worked as a clerk at the Davis Hardware in Sabetha for 10 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater as a naval gunner. He was born on July 22, 1910, in Wetmore, to Edward Newlin and Daisy White Newlin. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1928. Mr. Newlin was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was also a past master of the Sabetha Masonic Lodge No. 162 AF&AM and a lifetime member of the Sabetha V.F.W. Post No. 7285. He married Lila Mary Brougher on June 23, 1933. She survives. Survivors include three daughters, Jeanine Hannah, Sun City West, Ariz., Judith Hanna, San Antonio, and Karen Bailey, Loveland , Colo.; a son, Gregory Newlin, Sabetha; four sisters, Della Hinkle, Holton, Doris Calwell, Topeka, Bernice Lichty, Long Beach, Calif., and Lois Bassett, Phoenix; a brother, Carol Newlin, Dexter; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Popkess Mortuary Chapel, Sabetha, with Masonic service to follow. Burial will be in the Sabetha Cemetery with military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post No. 7285 of Sabetha. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sabetha Community Hospital or the Sabetha Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Daymond Owens

Daymond N. Owens died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.

Services are pending at Parker-Price Mortuary.


Ellen Preston

Ellen A. Preston, 82, Topeka, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs. Preston owned and operated Ellen's Ceramics for many years. She also had been a school volunteer for many years at Tecumseh North Elementary School. She was born June 30, 1918, in Sugar Creek, Mo., to Thomas M. and Eva M. Harding Hartigan. She had lived in Topeka for 46 years. Mrs. Preston was a deaconess in Eastminister Presbyterian Church for several years, and she was an active volunteer at the church. She married Harlen E. Preston on June 11, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan. He survives. Survivors include two daughters, Patty Bricker and Lisa Smith, both of Topeka; a sister, Marie Wright, Pasadena, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Preston will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at Parker-Price Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas Dialysis Services, 634 S.W. Mulvane, Topeka, 66606.


Virginia Rakestraw

SILVER LAKE -- Virginia Elwanda Rakestraw, 75, Silver Lake, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs. Rakestraw worked as an accountant for the Shawnee County Health Department for 22 years before retiring in 1987. She was born on Jan. 3, 1926, in Belles Mine, Ky., to Ira and Zola Mae Green McCall. She graduated from Uniontown High School in 1943 and lived in Uniontown, Ky., for 35 years before moving to Silver Lake. She graduated from Topeka Technical College with an associate's degree in business accounting. She was a 40-year resident of Silver Lake. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver Lake, and a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 176. She served on the Board of Directors for the Silver Lake Library. She also volunteered her time to Silver Lake Elementary School. She married Harris L. Rakestraw on Feb. 24, 1943, in Phoenix City, Ala. He survives. Survivors include six sons, Harris Rakestraw, Topeka, Seth R. Rakestraw and Kenneth Rakestraw, both of Silver Lake, Ira Lee Rakestraw, Wichita, Mathew L. Rakestraw, Tecumseh, and Jeffrey R. Rakestraw, St. Marys; a brother, Earl E. McCall, Topeka; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery. Mrs. Rakestraw will lie in state after 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where relatives will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Silver Lake Library, 201 Railroad, Silver Lake, 66539; or the American Heart Association, Kansas Affiliate, Inc., 5375 S.W. 7th, Topeka, 66606.


Susan Seurer

LAWRENCE -- Susan Seurer, 57, Lawrence, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Mrs. Seurer and her husband owned and operated Pop's Bar B Que. She also worked at Dillons for many years, at Sallie Mae for five years and for WestLake Hardware for the past two years.

She was born July 27, 1943, in Dedham, Mass., to Donald James White and Eleanor McCann White. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended school there. She moved to California and then to Lawrence in January 1983.

Mrs. Seurer was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She married Frank Seurer Sr. in 1961 in Costa Mesa, Calif. He died Aug. 2, 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Frank Seurer Jr., Olathe, Troy Seurer, Prescott, Ariz., and Tim Seurer, Eudora; a daughter, Beth Clement, Lawrence; a brother, Donald White, Texas; two sisters, Pat McCall, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Pam Ahlberg, Spring City, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Seurer was creamated. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until service time of at the funeral home.


Jestie Sterling

JUNCTION CITY -- Jestie Lovina Sterling, 75, Junction City, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Sterling was a homemaker. She was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Junction City, to James and Jestie Hepler Shaw. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1943. She married Aubrey Sterling on April 14, 1948, in El Paso, Texas. He survives. Survivors include four sons, John A. Sterling, Junction City, James A. Sterling, McPherson, Joseph A. Sterling, Junction City, and Jeffrey A. Sterling, Wichita; three daughters, Jean L. Gibbs, Walkersville, Md., Janice L. Sterling, Las Vegas, Nev., and Joyce L. Carter, Wake Forest, N.C.; a brother, Howard Shaw, Bellevue, Neb.; two sisters, Mina Shaw, Junction City, and Alta Phipps, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy L. Orth. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel, Junction City. The family suggests memorial contributions to Homecare and Hospice, 323 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, 66502.


Mattie Stewart

Mattie I. Stewart, 91, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her home. She was born on June 30, 1909, at Cheyenne, Okla., to James Monroe and Ida Ellen Blosser Shelton. She had been a Topeka resident for 48 years. She married Clyde C.E. Stewart on Aug. 23, 1930, in Duncan, Okla. He died Jan. 5, 1966. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, June M. Coombs. Survivors include two sons, Albert J. Meeting Jr., Topeka, and Clayton E. Stewart, Grandview, Mo.; two daughters, Helen I. Nickelson, Valley Center, and Bettie L. Markham, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, George Shelton, Ponca City, Okla., and Floyd Shelton, Alexandria, La.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Stewart will lie in state at Parker-Price Mortuary after 3 p.m. Thursday, where relatives will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Hospice, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle., Topeka, 66606.


William Stone

BERRYTON -- William Arthur "Pete" Stone, 80, Berryton, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Stone worked for John Morrell & Co. and later for the Topeka Police Department for four years. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years before retiring in 1978. He also owned and operated a used car lot for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Wagnor, Okla., the son of Daniel Washington and Effie May Kees Stone. He spent most of his life in Topeka.

Mr. Stone was a member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM and a former member of an Assembly of God Church.

He married Wilma Amelia Brees on Nov. 28, 1946, in Topeka. She died June 22, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Art Stone, Auburn, and Daniel Stone, Lawrence; a daughter, Sheran Peery, Rota, Spain; a sister, Hazel Angelocas, address unavailable; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Stone will lie in state after 4 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th, Topeka, 66606; or the Leukemia Society of America, 555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 113, Wichita, 67208.


Arthur Thrall

Arthur A. Thrall, 82, Topeka, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Topeka hospital. Mr. Thrall owned and operated a sign shop in Topeka and later was employed by the Sunflower Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, and the Neon Sign Co. in Topeka. He also was employed by the Lake Shawnee Baseball Leagues, retiring in 1982. He also volunteered for the Shawnee County Sheriff's Department, and he was a foster parent in Topeka. Mr. Thrall served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Japan. He served from 1941 to 1945. He was born on April 10, 1918, in Bone Gap, Ill., to Harvey Dallas and Clella Mae Bratton Thrall. He had lived in Topeka since 1952. Mr. Thrall was a member of the Highland Park Assembly of God Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher for the preschool and nursery. He married Ethel Lorain Hein on Oct. 3, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo. She died on March 28, 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lorain Thrall and Vickie Elaine Wright, both of Topeka; two sons, J.D. Thrall, Perry, and Danny Lee Thrall, Topeka; a brother, Lawrence E. Thrall, Topeka; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka, with military honors by a Fort Riley funeral detail. Mr. Thrall will lie in state from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where relatives will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The family suggests memorial contributions to Florence Crittenton Services and sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka, 66608.


Ellen Tyson

HANOVER -- Ellen May "Sue" Tyson, 74, Hanover, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at a Hanover hospital. She worked for Hanover Hospital for 30 years in the central supply department. She was born June 12, 1926, in Odell, Neb., to Fred J. Nemitz and Anna Kanupple Nemitz. She graduated from Hanover High School and attended nursing school. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary of Hanover and the Eagles Club. She married Don Tyson. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Robert Tyson, Thornton, Colo.; a stepson, Gary Tyson, Manhattan; a daughter, Eva Tyson, Junction City; a brother, Robert Nemitz, Ringold, La.; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanover. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hanover Mortuary and an hour before services Thursday at the church.


Wayne M. Wheat

Wayne M. Wheat, 34, Topeka, died of cancer Saturday, March 24, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house where he had been admitted about six hours earlier. He was born June 17, 1966, in Topeka, to Wayne and Norma J. Wheat Jordan. He spent his early life in Topeka, where he attended Parkdale Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High School and Highland Park High School. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles. He lived in Georgia for several years and recently in Box Springs, Ga., where he owned and operated Wheat Tire & Wheel. He returned to Topeka in December. Mr. Wheat was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of an American Legion Post in Columbus, Ga. He married Marcene Kirtdoll on Jan. 1, 1985. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Marcellus Wheat and Wayne Wheat, both in Box Springs, Ga.; two daughters, Melissa Williams and Christina Wheat, both in Box Springs, Ga.; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Vera Jordan, Topeka; his mother, Norma J. Avery, Topeka; two brothers, Kevin Jordan and Chris Bush, both in Topeka; and six sisters, Lisa Rice, Raynora Charles, Linda Brown and Lisa Bush, all in Topeka, LaTanya Dupree, Las Vegas, and Trina Jordan, Los Angeles. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John AME Church. Cremation will follow. Private inurnment will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Wheat will lie in state after 3 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606.


Elsie Worden

WAMEGO -- Elsie J. Worden, 75, Wamego, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Worden was a nurses' aide at Tanner Nursing Home in Wamego and at Wharton Manor in Manhattan. She also worked in housekeeping at Memorial Hospital in Manhattan. She earlier had worked at a Laundry in Beloit. She retired in 1988.

She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Beloit, to Roy and Bernice Howe Godding. She graduated from Beloit High School. She lived in central and northeast Kansas all of her life and moved to Wamego in 1954.

Mrs. Worden was a member of the Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 232, Wamego; LEA No. 36; and the Ladies Auxiliary at Black Jack American Legion, St. George. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Heartland Shares and Boy and Girl Scouts of Wamego.

She married Calvin W. Worden on Dec. 9, 1945, in Beloit. He survives of the home.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyce "Kacky" Webb, Alexandria, Ky., Rosemary Young, St. Louis, Calvette Williams, Olsburg, and Diana Ford, Howard; three sons, Jack Worden, Wamego, Harry Worden, Topeka, and Rex Worden, St. George; a sister, Dorotha Logan, Downs; a half sister, Rita Klangenbucher, Greenleaf; three stepbrothers, Donald Godding, Loveland, Colo., Jerry Godding, Springfield, Va., and Eldon Godding, Hebron, Neb.; stepmother, Evelyn Godding, Hebron, Neb.; 27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at R.J. Evans Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Wamego City Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Black Jack American Legion Hospital Fund in care of the family or R.J. Evans Mortuary, Wamego.


Eva Wright

WINCHESTER -- Eva Mae Wright, 77, Bonner Springs, formerly of Winchester, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at a hospital in Merriam. Mrs. Wright owned and operated Eva Mae's Beauty Shop in Winchester for 13 years. She retired in 1967. She also owned and managed a beauty shop in Collinville, Okla., for two years. She was born on June 17, 1923, at Carlisle, Ky., to Charles Issac and Edna Pickett Myers. She was a 1943 graduate of Winchester High School, and she attended cosmetology school in Wichita. She had lived in Bonner Springs since 1989. She also lived in Amsterdam, Mo., Warsaw, Mo., and Collinville, Okla., after living in Winchester for several years. She married Carl Wright on June 1, 1967, in Winchester. He survives of the home. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Wright, Shawnee; four stepsons, Richard Wright, Parkville, Mo., Jimmy Wright, Olathe, Donald Wright, Hardy, Ariz., and Daniel Wright, Olathe; a granddaughter; six stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Winchester United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow the services. Burial will be at the Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle. Relatives will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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Adeline T (Pucilowski) Carter; 89; Chicago IL>Lawrence KS

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Gayle L (Rimann) Allen; 67; Kansas City MO>Council Grove KS

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Avenell Kathryn (Schaeffer) Aikens; 86; Vandergrift PA>Council Grove KS

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Fred W Anderson; 66; Topeka KS

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Helen N "Suze" (Begshaw) [Groseclose] Alsbury; 77; Olathe KS


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Mildred G (Larson) Adcock; 81; Topeka KS

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Ivan Harold Cashman, Sr.; 86; Topeka KS

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James D Allen; 67; Manhattan KS

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Edward G Anderson; 81; Brook Park MN>Topeka KS

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Warrne Ahlberg; 83; Clay Center KS

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Josephine Belle (Douglas) Abel; 94; Topeka KS

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Mary Bartee

OSAGE CITY -- Services are pending at Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City for Mary E. Bartee, 89, Osage City. She died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at an Osage City nursing home.

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Hazel Adam

DELAVAN -- Hazel J. Adam, 88, formerly of Delavan, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house.

Mrs. Adam was a retired telephone operator. She had worked in Elmdale before she moved to Delavan.

She was born Oct. 1, 1912, in Junction City, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Bailey Marchion. She lived in Delavan from 1951 to 1992. She moved to Topeka from Herington in 1996.

She married Russell L. Adam on June 15, 1930, in White City. He died Dec. 11, 1995. Mrs. Adam also was preceded in death by a grandson and a great-grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Russell Adam Jr., Topeka, and George Adam, Burdick; six daughters, Mary Isabelle Bengtson and Lola Jane Warner, both of Topeka, Judy Lively, Ballwin, Mo., Frances Bland, Oklahoma City, and Jean Miklebost, Littleton, Colo., and Joann Felix, Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Irene Montgomery and Betty Becker, addresses unavailable; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brockmeier Funeral Chapel in Herington. Burial will be in Delavan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House in Topeka and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


Christopher Colyer

Christopher Scott Colyer, 22, Topeka, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, in Topeka. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lander, Wyo.

Mr. Colyer was the northeast customer service representative for Teletech Inc.

He was born April 7, 1979, in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Edward Scott and Deborah Ann Fowler Colyer. He moved with his family to Lander in 1991 and graduated from Lander Valley High School in 1997. He attended Central Wyoming College before he moved to Topeka in 1998.

Survivors include his parents, Scott and Deborah Colyer, Lander; a brother, David Colyer, Lander; a sister, Ashley Colyer, Lander; and grandparents, Malinda Colyer, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Wayne Fowler, Concordia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or to St. Judes Children's Hospital and sent in care of Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander.


Sara Elder

LYNDON -- Sara Elder, 90, Spencer, Okla., died at her home Thursday, July 12, 2001. Services are pending at Feltner Funeral Home in Lyndon.

Burial will be in Melvern Cemetery in Melvern.


Alvena Gieber

BELLEVILLE -- Alvena M. Gieber, 91, Belleville, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Belleville hospital.

Mrs. Gieber had been an office manager for an aerial photomapping company.

She was born March 1, 1910, in Greenleaf, the daughter of John Klataske and Flora Wilson.

Mrs. Gieber was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and the Altar Society at the church. She also was a member of the Union Ridge Card Club.

She married Bernard Gieber. He died in 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Maurice Gieber and Jerry Gieber, both of Belleville, and James Gieber, Randolph, N.J.; three sisters, Mary Swartz and Eleanor Trembly, both of Washington, and Madeline Nemec, Boulder, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Belleville. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. Mrs. Gieber will lie in state from 1 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NCK Health Care Foundation and sent in care of the funeral home.


Guy Goodnow

Guy Gilford Goodnow, 91, Topeka, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in Topeka.

Mr. Goodnow was a cream buyer for Morns and Myers Grocery in North Topeka. He was a parts manager for International Harvester until the business closed. He was a parts manager for Martin Tractor Co. until he retried in 1974.

He was born Aug. 22, 1909, in Elmont, the son of Everett and Clara Belle Priddy Goodnow. He was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Mr. Goodnow was a member of Bethal Chapel and Seaman Congregational United Church of Christ. He also played baseball on community teams, bowled and played golf.

He married Marjorie Roselia Dillon on July 16, 1932, in North Topeka. She died Dec. 13, 1997. A son, David Lewis Goodnow, died July 11, 1937.

Survivors include two brothers, Lloyd R. Goodnow, Topeka, and Clyde E. Goodnow, Eagle Rock, Mo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery. Mr. Goodnow will lie in state at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Sunday.


Wilma Griffin

HESPER -- Wilma Edna Brecheisen Griffin, 88, Hesper, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Eudora nursing home.

She was born March 3, 1913, near Eudora, the daughter of Walter Peter and Ella Marie Miller Brecheisen. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1933. She cut gauze for the Cancer Society for 20 years, and she did sewing for area residents as well as with the Eudora 2-W's who made lap covers, bibs and comfort items for residents in area nursing homes.

Mrs. Griffin was a member of Little Blue Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Hesper Mother's Club, Hesper Extension Homemaker's Unit and 4-H. She was active in the beginning of the Hesper Grade School hot lunch program and the Hesper Summer Reading Program after the school closed.

She married Noel Albert Griffin in 1935 in Iola. He died May 29, 1999. Mrs. Griffin also was preceded in death by a grandson, and a great-grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Tressa Ella Stone, Spring Hill, and Edna Emma Jewett, Lawrence; two brothers, Wesley Brecheisen, Eudora, Freddie Brecheisen, Gardner; two sisters, Marie Foster, Shawnee Mission, and Eva Waggoner, Eudora; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Deay Cemetery in southeast Douglas County. Mrs. Griffin will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made either to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, the Eudora Nursing Center or to Hesper Friends Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Remi Van Hole

BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Remi J. Van Hole, 89, Brighton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at a Brighton nursing home.

Mr. Van Hole was a senior foreman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He served in the Army in the European theater during World War II.

He was born Jan. 5, 1912, in St. Marys, Kan., the son of Remi J. Van Hole Sr. and Daisy Ethel Vandiver Van Hole.

He married Amelia Wagner on May 29, 1948, in Lafayette, Colo. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Shelley Wagner, Colorado Springs, and Nancy Stinnett, Brighton; a brother, John Van Hole, Topeka; a sister, Helen Strohmeier, Grand Junction, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Zion Congregational Church in Brighton. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton.

Rice Mortuary and Crematory in Brighton was in charge of arrangements.


LaVerne Howard

LaVerne G. Howard, 90, Topeka, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house.

Mr. Howard worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Topeka for 26 years. He retired as a power house operator in 1974. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was born July 22, 1910, in Topeka, the son of Richard William and Ella Jane Robinson Howard. He attended Topeka High School and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Mr. Howard was a member of West Ridge Baptist Church, the 1947 master of Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM, a member of Topeka York Rite Bodies, Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies, Helena Chapter No. 210 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Mildred Norrean Mellinger on Sept. 19, 1931, in Topeka. She died Sept. 13, 1993. He married Thelma I. Reddick Quinlin on Oct. 1, 1995, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Maryella "Joyce" Anderson, Follsom, Calif.; a son, Dr. Donald Ray Howard, Lewisville, Texas; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Howard also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Harmony Howard.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial with Masonic services conducted by Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Howard will lie in state at the mortuary after 1 p.m. Sunday, where visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Ridge Baptist Church, 5600 S.W. 17th, Topeka, 66604 or to the Topeka Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 8350, Topeka, 66608-0350.


Alma Johnson

WAMEGO -- Alma A. Johnson, 79, Wamego, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Wamego hospital.

Services will be announced by Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego.


Lewis LaRocque

Lewis LaRocque, 54, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born March 4, 1947, in Topeka, the son of Abner and Martha Roberts LaRocque.

Mr. LaRocque was a volunteer for the REACH program, and he attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

He married Cynthia Weber on Aug. 20, 1988, in Topeka. She survives.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. LaRocque will lie in state after 2 p.m. Sunday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish prayer service will be at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the REACH Program and sent in care of the funeral home.


Amanda Mock

HARTFORD -- Amanda Kelley Mock, 14, Hartford, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Wichita hospital.

She was born Nov. 7, 1986, in Savannah, Ga., the daughter of Ronald Walter and Linda Kelley Mock. She moved to Hartford in 1995 and graduated from Neosho Rapids Junior High School last May. She was active in band, choir, basketball, volleyball, track and softball at the school.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Linda Mock and Wade C. Crawford, Hartford; a sister, Sarah Marie Mock, Hartford; a brother, John W. Crawford, Hartford; and grandparents, Jerry Kelley, Neosho Rapids, Irene Mishler, Emporia, and Earl W. Mock and Joan Mock, both of Savannah, Ga.

Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Chicago Mound Cemetery near Emporia. Relatives and friends will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amanda Kelley Mock Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of the funeral home.


Loren Newkirk

WELLSVILLE -- Loren Orville Newkirk, 66, Wellsville, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Newkirk was a truck driver for the Bingo Dog Food Co. in Ottawa for several years. He later was a transport truck driver for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Lenexa for 17 years. He retired in 1997.

He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Kiowa, the son of David Edmond and Mattie Vera Brown Newkirk. He attended school in Medicine Lodge and Walker, Mo. He moved to Ottawa with his family and graduated from Appanoose High School. He moved to Wellsville in 1975.

Mr. Newkirk was a member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM in Topeka, the Scottish Rite Valley of Topeka, Arab Shrine Temple of Topeka, the Topeka Moose Lodge No. 555 and the Baptist church. He attended New Hope Baptist Church near Wellsville.

He married Norma Jean Sleichter on Nov. 7, 1959, in Lawrence. She died June 19, 1975. He married Betty A. Puckett on May 9, 1976, in Ottawa. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Loren Lee Newkirk, Olathe, and Frankie Newkirk, Princeton; three brothers, Howard Newkirk, Lyndon, Alva Lyle Newkirk, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Orley Hale Newkirk, Savannah, Mo.; two grandchildren, including Shanda Newkirk Farquhar, whom he raised in his home; and one great-granddaughter.

A grandson, Loren Lee Newkirk II, died Jan. 25, 1989.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial with Masonic services conducted by Lodge No., 90 AF&AM will be in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Newkirk will lie in state at the funeral home after 8:30 a.m. Monday, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Olathe Hospice or to Shriners Children's Hospitals and sent in care of the funeral home.


Hope Peterson

LAWRENCE -- Hope I. Peterson, 91, Lawrence, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital.

Mrs. Peterson was a telephone operator in Denmark for several years. She later operated a boarding house for University of Kansas students, and she worked at Montgomery Ward and the Payless Shoe Store.

She was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Victor, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Louder Geering. She attended school at Sylvan Grove, where she graduated from high school. She and her husband had farmed and ranched near Luray in the 1930s and 1940s. She moved to Lawrence in 1951.

Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Methodist Church at Ash Grove and an avid fan of KU athletics.

She married Cyrus Peterson on June 2, 1929. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Peterson also was preceded in death by a son, Hans Peterson, in 1979, and a granddaughter, Susan Vogt.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma Stratton, Birmingham, Mich., and Shirley Vogt, Lawrence; a son, James Peterson, Katy, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Peterson will lie in state at the mortuary from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and sent in care of the mortuary.


Dorothy Pray

JUNCTION CITY -- Dorothy M. Pray, 81, Junction City, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mrs. Pray worked for Coryell Insurance for 12 years before she went to work for Sprint United Telecom in 1964. She retired from Sprint on May 1, 1984.

She was born April 9, 1920, in Donegal, the daughter of Lester C. and Fern Floy Van Buskirk Hollenbeck. She graduated form Hope Rural High School and attended Phillips University in Enid, Okla.

Mrs. Pray was a member of the Presbyterian Women's Circle II, Isis Shrine Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Geary County Historical Museum.

She married George Wayne Pray on Jan. 2, 1943, in Biloxi, Miss. He died Dec. 16, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Warren Pray, Shawnee, and Mark Pray, West Orange, N.J.; a daughter, Judith Wilson, Lawrence; two brothers, Virgil Hollenbeck, Houston, and Raylan Hollenbeck, Denver; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Junction City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 113 W. 5th, Junction City, 66441 or to the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City.


Francis Rowland

HANOVER -- Francis E. Rowland, 78, Hanover, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Marysville hospital.

Mr. Rowland did Civil Conservation Corp. work during World War II and was a truck driver for 30 years for PIE, where he logged a million-mile safety record.

He was born June 12, 1923, in Hanover, the son of Emmett Rowland and Ida Sunderman Rowland. He lived in Denver, then in St. Louis for 19 years before he moved to Kansas City in 1976. He moved to Hanover from Kansas City in 1984.

Mr. Rowland was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and Eagles Aerie.

He married Eva Baker on July 5, 1943. She died April 5, 1985.

A son, Steve Rowland, died April 8, 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Don Rowland, Blue Springs, and Francis Dennis Rowland, St. Louis; a daughter, Deanna Burris, Sedalia, Mo.; a sister, Marie Husa, Denver; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Burial will be in Marysville City Cemetery in Marysville. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.


Darrell Smith II

MANHATTAN -- Darrell Edward "Boobie" Smith II, 19, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at a Wichita hospital.

Mr. Smith was working construction during the summer and was in the elementary education program at Garden City Community College.

He was born Jan. 7, 1982, in Manhattan, the son of Darrell Edward Smith Sr. and Faith Hayes. He graduated from Manhattan High School in May 2000. He lived most of his life in Manhattan but also lived in Hutchinson for a few years.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson and the YMCA in Garden City.

Survivors include his mother, Faith Hayes, Manhattan; his father, Darrell Edward Smith Sr., Cincinnati; a grandmother and a stepgrandfather, Betty Jean Smith-Thomas and Charles E. Thomas, Cincinnati; and two brothers, William Edward Smith and Stewart Austin Smith, both of Manhattan.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mass-Hinitt Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Family and sent in care of Fort Riley National Bank, 429 W. 18th St., Junction City, Kan. 66441.


Josepha Steinlage

SENECA -- Josepha E. Steinlage, 98, Seneca, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Seneca hospital.

Mrs. Steinlage and her husband farmed and raised livestock south of Kelly until 1974. She earlier had worked on her parents' farm as a young woman.

She was born on a farm north of St. Benedict on May 7, 1903, the daughter of Frank and Mary A. Stegeman Haverkamp. She attended St. Bede's School at Kelly and was a member of the school's first graduating class. She had lived in Seneca since 1974.

Mrs. Steinlage was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Ann's Altar Society at the church and a former member of St. Bede's Church at Kelly. She did volunteer work at the Sts. Peter and Paul Mission Center in Seneca.

She married William A. Steinlage on Oct. 26, 1927, in Kelly. He died June 2, 1987. Mrs. Steinlage also was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald Steinlage, Nov. 29, 1967, and Elmer Steinlage, May 23, 1992, a grandson, Craig Steinlage, July 16, 1968, and a great-grandson, Matthew Hiestand, March 17, 1997.

Survivors include three sons, John Steinlage and Marvin Steinlage, both of Seneca, and William Steinlage, Holton; four daughters, Mary Ann Olberding, Seneca, Arlene Lisa, Fountain Valley, Calif., Verna Strathman, Topeka, and Joella King, Hoyt; a brother, Alphonse Haverkamp, Seneca; two sisters, Rose Bergman, St. Benedict, and Alma Holthaus, Centralia; 26 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in St. Bede's Cemetery at Kelly. A rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Sunday and a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church or to St. Bede's Cemetery and sent in care of the family.


Dudley Weed

Dudley Weed, 76, Topeka, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Weed had been a Topeka police officer and a new car salesman. He retired from the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office. He also served in the both the Army and the Air Force.

He was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Topeka, the son of Ralph and Hannah Carlson Weed. He attended Topeka Public School and graduated from Topeka High School in 1942. He attended Washburn University.

Mr. Weed was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He married Ruth Kelly Cell on Sept. 25, 1970. She survives.

Other survivors include two stepsons, Alan Cell and Roger Cell, both of Topeka; and a granddaughter.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604; the Oakland United Methodist Church, 801 N.E. Chester, Topeka, 66616; or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Harold White Sr

WICHITA -- Harold Eugene White Sr., 69, Wichita, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his home.

Mr. White was a sheet metal worker for a heating and air-conditioning business in Wichita for 40 years. He retired seven years ago.

He was born Feb. 5, 1932, in Agra, the son of Ralph Oliver and Elsie C. Barker White. He and his wife maintained homes in Wichita and at Lake Wabaunsee near Eskridge.

Mr. White was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 29 in Wichita.

He married Glenda M. Cook on Aug. 13, 1950, in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Christopher White, Ladson, S.C., and Ronald White, Wichita; two daughters, Charlotte Bowland, Wylie, Texas, and Cindy Turnbull, Eskridge; a sister, Hazel Booth, Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. White was preceded in death by a son, Harold White Jr.

Mr. White was cremated. Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blankenship Cemetery at Rosalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc., 313 S. Market St., Wichita, Kan. 67202.

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


Virginia Young

ATCHISON -- Virginia L. Young, 72, Atchison, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Young was a registered nurse for the Atchison Hospital from 1949 to 1956.

She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Atchison, the daughter of Henry B. and Daisy I. Pike Kout. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School and from the Jane C. Stormont School of Nursing in Topeka in 1949.

Mrs. Young was a member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church, and she served in various offices on the Shannon School District No. 48 PTA.

She married Victor Young on Nov. 27, 1949, in Camp Creek. He survives.

Other survivors include five sons, Keith R. Young and Kenneth M. Young, both of Effingham, Douglas V. Young, Perry, Merrell D. Young, Atchison, and Daron R. Young, Cummings; a brother, Walter S. Kout, Atchison; two sisters, Betty Lou Faris, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Olive Irene Higley, Nortonville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

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Beckwith-Lehmann -- Miller

Nellie Rose Beckwith-Lehmann and Dale Eugene Miller were united in marriage June 30, 2001, at Reinisch Rose Garden in Gage Park in Topeka.

Judge Joe Cox officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Vickie Lindow, Topeka, was matron of honor. Richard Holthaus, Topeka, was best man.

The newlyweds live in Topeka.


Bergstrom-Thompson

Central Congregational Church in Topeka was the setting for the wedding of Jessica Ann Bergstrom and Lucas Obregon Thompson on March 24, 2001.

Officiating at the 2:30 p.m. service was the Rev. Kathryn J. Timpany.

The bride is the daughter of Clay and Dee Bergstrom of Topeka. Parents of the bridegroom are Susan Fickler and Louis Thompson, both of Topeka.

Stephanie Bergstrom and Megan Bergstrom, Topeka, were the maids of honor. The bridesmaids were Kim Brown, Topeka; Michelle DeWeese, Rochester, Minn.; Kathryn Wolfington, Emporia; and Terrina Tafoya, Durango, Colo.

Burt DeWeese, Rochester, Minn., was best man. Serving as groomsmen were Mike Brown, Ryan Dreier and Dave Williams, all of Topeka; Nathan Seibert, Lawrence; and Chris Esquibel, Overland Park.

A reception followed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Topeka.

The bride is employed at Capitol Federal Savings and the groom is a technical support analyst at Payless ShoeSource in Topeka.

The newlyweds honeymooned at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They reside in Topeka.


Boully-Rost

Charles and Janet Boully of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Michelle, to Miles Buckley Rost, son of Tom Rost of Topeka and Patricia Rost of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in advertising and business communications. She is employed by Three Wide Marketing as an account manager.

The future groom is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is regional manager for Medical Devices International.

They plan to wed on Sept. 29, 2001, at West Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita.


Steve and Maxine Brown

Steve and Maxine Brown of Topeka will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

They were honored with a surprise reception Thursday at the home of family friends Richard and Barbara O'Connor in Topeka.

Maxine Colwell and Steve Brown were married July 17, 1976, in Centralia.

They have two children, Sarah Brown and Joseph Brown, both of Topeka.

Steve and Maxine Brown

Mr. Brown is a sonographer employed by Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, and Mrs. Brown is a registered nurse employed by McElroy Surgical Group.


Carlson-Allen

Steve and Debbie Carlson of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Diane, to Jonathan Adam Allen, son of Donald and Debbie Allen of Topeka.

A Sept. 15, 2001, wedding is planned.


Chapman-Fouse

The engagement of Lynette Chapman to Jeremy Fouse, both of Wichita, is announced by Miss Chapman's parents, Terry Chapman and Roger Chapman, both of Topeka.

Mr. Fouse is the son of Sharon Parks of Garden City and Dennis Fouse of Andover.

Their wedding date is Aug. 4, 2001.


Mary and Max Colwell

Max and Mary Elizabeth Colwell of Centralia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary as guests of honor at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. July 29 at the Centralia Area Community Center in Centralia.

Max Colwell and Mary Elizabeth Ward were married Aug. 23, 1941, in Douglass.

Hosts will be their children, Ann and Bob Mars, Vermillion; Sue and Lyle Figge, Wamego; Marti and Steve Skoch, Fayetteville, Ark.; Maxine and Steve Brown, Topeka; and their 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.


Robert and Margaret Cooper

Robert and Margaret Cooper of Topeka plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Robert A. Cooper and Margaret L. Keller were married July 19, 1941, in Kansas City, Kan.

Their children and their spouses are Connie and Roger Mills, Topeka; Dee Dee and Steve Clifton, Topeka; and Dr. Mitch and Mary Cooper, Maple Hill. Their daughter Barbara Ann Cooper Cook died in 1972.

Their four grandchildren are Dr. Courtney Clifton, Iowa City, Iowa; Brett Clifton, Chicago; Jason and April Mills, Tulsa, Okla.; and Max Cooper, Maple Hill. They have one great-granddaughter, Lauren Mills, Tulsa, Okla.

Mr. Cooper retired in 1981 from Stauffer Publications as a district manager after 34 years of service.

Mrs. Cooper is a homemaker.


Sophia Cuevas

Sophia Cuevas of Topeka celebrated her 80th birthday as guest of honor at a surprise dinner Saturday at McFarland's Restaurant.

Hosts were her children, Patricia and Henry Perez, Lenexa; Emily Carmona, Christina and Butch Cook, Richard and Joyce Cuevas, Robert Cuevas and Ralph Cuevas, all of Topeka; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cuevas was born July 19, 1921, in Topeka.

She and Raul Cuevas were married Feb. 14, 1942. He died March 19, 1987.

Mrs. Cuevas worked for the city of Topeka for more than 30 years before she retired.


Devlin-Clubb

Katherine R. Devlin became the bride of Tracy A. Clubb in a 3 p.m. nuptial Mass June 2, 2001, at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Holton.

The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Ron Cornish.

Parents of the newlyweds are Steve and Kathy Devlin of Mayetta and Jerry and Regina Clubb of Topeka.

Christy Devlin, Holton, was maid of honor. Andy Schlink, Berryton, was best man.

The newlyweds reside in Topeka.


Bob and Darlene Diel

Bob and Darlene Diel of Overbrook will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dinner from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Overbrook United Methodist Church hosted by their children.

Darlene Phillips and Bob Diel were married July 1, 1951, in Topeka.

Their children and their spouses are Terry and Joe Williams, Parker City, Colo.; Pam and Ralph Lilley, Scranton; and Dave and Pam Diel, Berryton.

They have three granddaughters and three grandsons, Shane and Jessica Beavers, Topeka; Stacey Beavers, Topeka; Derek Diel, Berryton; Nicole Williams, Mission; Danae Diel, Berryton; and Andy Pepperdine, Olathe.

They also have two great-grandchildren, Jordan Wallin and Trevor Beavers, both of Topeka.

Mr. Diel retired in 1990 as a building contractor after 35 years of service.

Mrs. Diel retired in 1994 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as a staff auditor after 28 years of service.


Dreasher-Delgado

Kayla Dreasher and Lance Delgado exchanged marriage vows April 28, 2001, at First Christian Church in Emporia.

Officiating at the 6:30 p.m. service were the Rev. Steven Goad and the Rev. Ed Rotz.

Parents of the bride are Joe and Jean Conley of Americus and Duane and Sandy Dreasher of Topeka. The bridegroom is the son of Larry and June Delgado of Emporia.

Carolyn Risley, Emporia, was matron of honor. Larry Delgado, Emporia, was best man.

The newlyweds live in Emporia.


Edwardson-Callandrillo

The engagement of Traci Lynne Edwardson to Anthony Callandrillo is announced by Miss Edwardson's parents, Roger and Jan Hendrix of Topeka and Bob and Jennifer Edwardson of Kansas City.

Mr. Callandrillo is the son of Alex and Phyllis Callandrillo and Gregg and Mary Smith, all of California.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and The University of Kansas with a doctorate degree in psychology.

The future groom is a graduate of West Point Military Academy.

Their wedding is planned for Sept. 1, 2001, in Austin, Texas.


Ellis-Greene

Gina Earleen Ellis and David Lee Green exchanged marriage vows in an outdoor ceremony June 15, 2001, at the home of the bride's parents in Topeka.

Judge Thomas Conklin officiated at the 7 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ike and Carla McKinnon of Topeka. Parents of the groom are Francis D. and Linda Fay Greene of Topeka.

Traci Pitts was matron of honor. Eric Byrne was best man.

The newlyweds live in Oakland.


Gisi-Himmel

Jennifer Gisi became the bride of Micah Himmel in a 6 p.m. ceremony Dec. 30, 2000, at the Governor's Row House in Topeka. Officiating at the 6 p.m. ceremony were the Rev. Francis Krische and Rabbi Lawrence Karol.

The bride is the daughter of Andrew and Marilyn Gisi of Topeka. The bridegroom is the son of Phyllis Himmel of East Meadow, N.Y.

Andrea Gisi, Shawnee, was her sister's maid of honor. Russell Hanser, Arlington, Va., was best man.

The newlyweds live in Manassas, Va.


Gladys and Dean Grisell

Dean and Gladys Grisell of Topeka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary as guests of honor at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. July 22 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan.

Hosts will be their sons and their wives, Dan and Sara Grisell, Topeka, and Rox and Minghua Grisell, Cincinnati; and their four grandchildren.

The Grisells met at a high school dance in October 1947, when Mr. Grisell was a senior and Mrs. Grisell was a sophomore, and they became high school sweethearts. They were married July 22, 1951, in Emporia.

Mr. Grisell retired in 1995 from Topeka Foundry as a cost estimator after 38 years of service.

Mrs. Grisell is a homemaker.


Haas-Ybarra

Sharon Haas and Dr. Frank Ybarra were united in marriage Nov. 3, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Topeka.

The 6 p.m. nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Carl Dekat.

The bride is the daughter of Ben and Marge Fox of Holton. The bridegroom is the son of the late Alberto and Carmen Ybarra, who lived in Shattuck, Okla.

The bride was escorted by her sons, Jerod Haas and Justin Haas.

The matrons of honor were Angela Hoobler and Brenda Schmitt.

Frank Ybarra and Joe Ybarra stood with their father as his best men.

Don Fox, brother of the bride, and Bruce Fox, nephew of the bride, seated the guests.

Offertory gifts were presented by Loretta Ybarra and Mona Schiefelbein, daughters of the groom. Bob Fox, brother of the bride, served as Communion minister. Matthew Ortega, grandson of the groom, served as the acolyte.

The cantor was Ping Enriguez. Pat Talbot was the organist. The lectors were Melissa Ybarra and Margaret Henry, daughters of the groom. The candlelighters were Cheryl Fox and Dena Johnston, nieces of the bride.

Nancy Gilbreath was at the guest book, and Cindy Fox, sister-in-law of the bride, was the wedding program attendant. They also gave bubble liquid to the guests.

A reception, dinner and dance followed at the Ramada Inn. The reception attendants were Meredith Graber and Elizabeth Ortega, daughters of the groom.

The bride is retired from the position of purchasing manager for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Topeka.

The groom is retired from the positions of assistant superintendent for USD 501 and director of personnel for the Kansas Department of Human Resources in Topeka.

After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple are at home in Topeka.


Herrington-Staniec

William and Patti Carter of Newton announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Herrington, to Mark Staniec, son of Wayne and Gerri Staniec of Topeka.

The couple plan to wed on Aug. 18, 2001.


Hock-Kirby

The engagement of Ashley Hock to Aaron Kirby is announced by Miss Hock's mother, Linda Neuner Hock of Topeka.

Miss Hock is the granddaughter of Donna Neuner of Topeka and the late John Neuner.

Mr. Kirby is the son of Linda Kirby of Prairie Village. His grandparents are Louise Cornelius of Gladstone, Mo., and the late Harrison Cornelius and Charles Kirby of Kansas City, Mo., and the late Jane Kirby.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Topeka West High School and The University of Kansas with dual bachelor's degrees in psychology and journalism. She is an executive assistant at Universal Press Syndicate in Kansas City, Mo.

The future bridegroom is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village and The University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in business. He is a sales account manager in Kansas City, Mo., for uclick.com.

They plan to wed Dec. 1, 2001, at Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, Mo.


Megan Nicole Hollar

Ron and Tamie Hollar of Topeka announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Nicole, at 10 a.m. on April 24, 2001, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

Megan weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

She has one sister, Melissa, 5.

Megan's maternal grandparents are Kellie Ray, Holton, and the late Gary Ray. Her maternal great-grandparents are Dick and Maxine Eckert, Wetmore. Her maternal uncles and aunts are Tracy and Terri Robbins, Holton, and Tom and Lisa Ray, Topeka.

Megan's paternal grandparents are Joan Hollar, Auburn, and the late Dick Hollar. Her paternal uncles and aunts are Lynn and Pamela Thompson and Rick and Suzanne Hollar, all of Topeka.


Keeler-Wohletz

Sonny and Helen Keeler of Whiting announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Lynne, to Brad Patrick Wohletz, son of Jim and Judy Wohletz of Topeka.

The future bride is a graduate of Jackson Heights High School at Holton, Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in speech/language pathology, and Wichita State University with a master's degree in communicative disorders and sciences. She is employed by the Northeast Kansas Education Service Center as a speech/language pathologist in the McLouth School District.

The future groom is a graduate of Seaman High School, Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and The University of Kansas with a master's degree in electrical engineering. He is employed by Quvis in Topeka.

An August 2001 wedding at the St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel in Lawrence is planned.


Klepper-Stallbaumer

Melissa Dawn Klepper and Stephen Todd Stallbaumer were united in marriage March 31, 2001, at First Congregational Church in Sabetha.

The Rev. Charlie Robinson officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jon and Cheryth Klepper of DuBois, Neb. She is the granddaughter of Frances Korber, DuBois, and Kenneth Klepper, Pawnee City, Neb.

The bridegroom is the son of Stephen and Karen Stallbaumer of Seneca. His grandmothers are Beulah Stueve and Mary Stallbaumer, both of Seneca.

Ronna Wymore, Lincoln, Neb., was the maid of honor. Also attending the bride were Laura Kubik, Jenna Dubas, Sarah Burnor, Ashley Hiers, and Emily Boeckman.

The best man was Kevin Hermesch, Lincoln, Neb., and the groomsmen were Tim Osterhaus, Mark Gudenkauf, Eric Klepper, Brad Hammes and Sean Klepper.

The flower girl was Brooke Stueve. Justin Klepper carried the rings. The candlelighters were Courtney Smith and Jennifer Stueve.

Michael Korber, Ron Rowland, Jeff Stallbaumer and Travis Stallbaumer seated the guests. Stacy Rogers was the bride's personal attendant.

Crystal Stallbaumer and Kathy White were at the guest book. The program attendants were Beverly Randolph and Pat Graff. Heather Stueve and Johnny Stueve gave bubble liquid to the guests.

The vocalists were Scott and Rebecca Sutton, Stephen Grizzle and Jenna Dubas. Natalie Roesch was at the piano.

A reception, dinner and dance followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Seneca. The reception hosts were Brenda Klepper and Dave and Fran Sherwood. Wedding cake was served by Kathy Stueve, JeanAnn Boeckman, Cathy Shafer and Terri Wymore.

The bride is a graduate of Pawnee City High School and Bryan School of Nursing in Lincoln. She works as a registered nurse at Pawnee County Memorial Hospital in Pawnee City.

The groom is a graduate of Nemaha Valley High School, Seneca, and Kaw Area Technical School with a certificate in auto mechanics. He is employed by the Stallbaumer family-owned businesses, Stallbaumer Lumber and Hardware in Seneca and Bern Lumber in Bern.

After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the newlyweds are at home in Seneca.


Betty and Harold Kolbek

Harold and Betty Kolbek of Holton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. July 22 at the Red Roof Inn in Holton.

Hosts will be their children, Don and Donna Griffin, Topeka; Terry Kolbek, Topeka; and Mike and Kelly Kolbek, Rossville. The couple have six grandchildren.

Harold Kolbek and Betty Lacey were married July 26, 1951, in Holton.

Mr. Kolbek retired in 1988 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 34 years of service.

Mrs. Kolbek worked at Tastee Freeze in Holton before she retired.


Logan-Mayhew

The engagement of Jessica D. Logan to Scott W. Mayhew, both of Lawrence, is announced by Miss Logan's parents, Nonie Salmons and Austin Logan, both of Topeka.

Mr. Mayhew is the son of Bill and Patricia Mayhew of Lawrence.

They have chosen Sept. 1, 2001, as the date for their wedding.


Alfred 'Doc' and Norena Mathias

Alfred "Doc" and Norena Mathias of Ottawa will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception and dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Harris.

Norena Ritchal and Alfred Mathias were married July 22, 1936, in Ottawa.

Their four children and their spouses are JoAnn and Jim Harding, Tecumseh; David Mathias, Carbondale; Leo Mathias, Blue Mound; and Marge Mathias, Osawatomie. The couple have 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


Mayo-Cope

Dennis and Sally Mayo of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura, to Wayne Cope, son of Phillip and Sharon Cope of Topeka.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and Emporia State University with a bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal justice. She is employed by the state of Kansas.

The future groom is a graduate of Saline South High School and Arkansas State University at Jonesboro with a bachelor's degree in criminology. He is a lieutenant at the Shawnee County Juvenile Detention Center in Topeka.

They plan to wed on Oct. 20, 2001, at Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka.


Rose and Harry Mills

Harry and Rose Mills of Topeka observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They plan to celebrate with a family reunion at a later date.

Mr. and Mrs. Mills were married July 14, 1936, at the home of the bride's parents near Burrton.

They are the parents of five children, Kenneth Mills, Hemet, Calif.; Vernis Mills, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Dr. Betty Gazaway, San Diego; Dr. John Mills, Hatfield, Pa.; and Kirtsy Blevins, Topeka.

Mr. Mills is retired from Santa Fe Railway and Wilch Manufacturing.


Moses-Lee

The engagement of Dawn Moses to Richard Lee III is announced by Miss Moses's mother, Teri Fincham of Topeka.

Mr. Lee is the son of Richard Lee II of Carbondale and LaDonna Lee of Topeka.

They have chosen to have a garden wedding on July 27, 2001.


O'Neil-Murray

Kelly O'Neil and Kevin Murray were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony May 5, 2001, at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va.

Celebrating the 2 p.m. nuptial Mass was Monsignor Frank Mahler.

The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Marilyn O'Neil of Beattie. Parents of the bridegroom are Donald and Maureen Murray of Raleigh, N.C.

The maid of honor was Mary Pat O'Neil, Milwaukee. The bridesmaids were Sheila Sillitto, Atlanta, and Jolie Palensky, Washington, D.C.

Tim Murray, Johnson City, Tenn., was best man. The groomsmen were Ron Preller, Olney, Md., and Dwight Stanley, Naperville, Ill.

Offertory gifts were presented by Michele Oeters, Lauryn Preller, and Dana O'Neil.

The bride wore the wedding gown her mother wore at her wedding in 1967 and the bridal veil worn by the groom's grandmother at her wedding in 1922.

A reception followed at the Hotel Washington in Washington, D.C.

The bride is the deputy director of marketing for the Nature Conservancy in Washington, D.C.

The groom is a senior associate at Booz Allen and Hamilton Inc. in Arlington, Va.

The newlyweds honeymooned on Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands. They reside at 4109-D N. Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.


Oakleaf-Rightmeier

Rujira Oakleaf and Charles Rightmeier were united in marriage May 8, 2001, in the Versailles Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Topeka.

Dr. David Cullen, nephew of the groom, officiated.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Mark Edward Oakleaf.

Attending the couple were Pam Broughton, sister of the bride, and the Rev. Daniel Trickey, nephew of the groom.

The bride is employed by Frito-Lay in Topeka.

The groom retired in 1997 from IBM.

The newlyweds live in Topeka.


Ott-Foth

Billy and Betty Ott of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca, to Kevin Foth of Overland Park, son of Lawrence and Roberta Foth of Topeka.

The future bride is a graduate of Seaman High School and Washburn University with a bachelor's degree in public administration. She is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Washburn University and is employed by Payless ShoeSource in Topeka as a real estate representative.

The future groom is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and Washburn University with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He is a senior systems analyst for DST Systems Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.

They plan to marry on Nov. 3, 2001, in Topeka.


Pierce-Phillips

St. John's Lutheran Church in Topeka was the setting for the wedding of Kristen Pierce and Craig Phillips on May 5, 2001.

The Rev. Peter K. Lange officiated at the 6 p.m. service.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Linda Pierce of Topeka. She is the granddaughter of Don and Jean Pierce of Topeka and the late Don and Colette Peyton.

The bridegroom is the son of Ted and Ginger Phillips of Plano, Texas. He is the grandson of Ross and Annie Sotelo of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Mildred Phillips of Warren, Ohio, and the late Theodore Phillips.

Erin Pierce was her sister's maid of honor. The bridesmaids were April Maddox, Stacy Kissling, Amanda Vawter, Becky Bridson and Stephanie Malcom, cousin of the bride.

Erick Law was best man. The groomsmen were Andy Phillips, brother of the groom; Jeff Pierce, brother of the bride; Will Griggs, Andy Henault and Mike Pagel.

The four flower girls were Anna Peyton, Kelsey Andrews and Jennifer Pierce, cousins of the bride; and Ali Kirkpatrick, cousin of the groom. Brennan Kirkpatrick, cousin of the groom, was the ring bearer.

Candles were lighted by Shelly Domnanish and Stephanie Wedel. Scott Andrews, cousin of the bride, was the acolyte. The guests were ushered by Danny Williams, cousin of the bride, and Brett Ellis.

Kristen Kissling was the soloist. The bride's personal attendants were Cathy Kissling and Robyn Ford.

The guest book attendants were Katie Williams and Sarah Peyton, cousins of the bride. Cassie Pierce, cousin of the bride, was the gift attendant. Programs were given to the guests by Lindsey Andrews and Abby Pierce, cousins of the bride.

A reception followed in Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expocentre. The wedding cake was served by Krista Joy, Stephanie Neal, Angie Bingham, Beth Bell and Summer Gauger.

The bride is a graduate of Topeka West High School and Washburn University with a bachelor's degree in general science. She is a student at The University of Kansas Medical Center pursuing a master's degree in physical therapy.

The groom is a graduate of Topeka High School and Missouri Western State College at St. Joseph with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is a state trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol in Douglas County.

After a wedding trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the newlyweds reside in Lawrence.


Pierce-Quinn

Jim and Kathy Pierce of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth of Kansas City, Mo., to Corey Michael Quinn, also of Kansas City, son of Mike and Barb Quinn of St. Louis.

An Aug. 11, 2001, wedding at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., is planned.


Kaitlynn Diane Ray

Tom and Lisa Ray of Topeka announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlynn Diane, at 10:40 a.m. May 2, 2001, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

Kaitlynn weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

She has a sister, Kaylee, 8, and a brother, Zachary, 21 months.

Kaitlynn's maternal grandparents are Duane and Ruth Reynolds, Rossville. Her maternal great-grandmother is Beatrice Valcoure, Concordia. Darren Reynolds, Topeka, is her maternal uncle.

Kaitlynn's paternal grandparents are Kellie Ray, Holton, and the late Gary Ray. Her paternal great-grandparents are Dick and Maxine Eckert, Wetmore. Paternal uncles and aunts are Tracy and Terri Robbins, Holton, and Ron and Tamie Hollar, Topeka.


Richins-Kuhn

Harold and Bernadine Richins of Chico, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Ryan Kuhn, son of Howard and Carolyn Kuhn of Topeka.

Their wedding date is Aug. 25, 2001.


Shea-Tegen

The engagement of Renee Lynn Shea to Erik John Tegen, both of Monterey, Calif., is announced by Miss Shea's parents, Gale Remington Smith of Topeka and Michael J. Shea of Harrisonville, Mo.

Mr. Tegen is the son of John and Kathryn Tegen of Konosha, Wis.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Topeka West High School. She is a staff sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force at Monterey, Calif.

The future bridegroom is a graduate of Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill., and attended the University of Wisconsin at Kenosha. He also is a staff sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force at Monterey.

Their wedding is planned for Sept. 1, 2001, in Berwick Park in Monterey.


Shultz-Callaway

The Disney World Wedding Pavilion in Orlando, Fla., was the setting for the wedding of Lori Leanne Shultz and Bobby Ray Callaway on Dec. 27, 2000. Don M. Shultz of Atlanta, uncle of the bride, officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Carol Shultz of Topeka and the late Dale E. Shultz. Her grandmother is Esther Wedoff of Topeka.

Parents of the bridegroom are Cathy Musick of Bedford, Texas, and Jacky Callaway, Quanah, Texas. His grandparents are Marion and Annie Hicks, Bedford, and Edwina Callaway, Decatur, Texas.

Kristi Pawlik, Austin, Texas, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Ginger Paty, Austin, and Ansley Fetz, Atlanta.

Jeremy Foster, Tucson, Ariz., was best man. Daniel Musick, Bedford, brother of the groom, was the groomsman.

Emily Shultz, Carson City, Nev., was the flower girl. The honor attendants were Anna Marissa Fetz, Atlanta; Sarah Hafner and Barbara Hughes, both of Topeka; and Amy Hudson, Kansas City. The soloist was Josh Yoho, Topeka.

A reception followed at the Disney World Yacht Club Resort.

The bride is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and Abilene (Texas) Christian University with a bachelor's degree in general family and consumer science. She is employed as a retail consultant for Weir's Furniture Village in Plano, Texas.

The groom is a graduate of Trinity High School in Bedford and Abilene Christian University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance. He is employed in accounting in the Dallas area.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Aspen, Colo. They live in Frisco, Texas.


Stattelman-Taylor

Lacy Stattelman and Dustin Taylor were united in marriage in a 1 p.m. nuptial Mass April 28, 2001, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka.

The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Harry Schneider.

The bride is the daughter of Margaret and John Stattelman Jr. of Topeka.

The bridegroom is the son of Nancy Taylor of Topeka and the late Charles Taylor. He is the grandson of Virgil and Arlene Weseloh of Iola and Velva Taylor of Topeka.

Erin Tomas was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Kelli Cutter, Catherine Stumbaugh and Julie Ellis.

Kevin Hildebrand was best man. The groomsmen were Jason Taylor, Chad Taylor and Dave Lewis.

The three flower girls were Makenzie Weseloh, Makenzie Urish and Cassidy Brobst. Davy Lewis carried the wedding rings. The ushers were James Dorsey and Jason Williams.

The readers were Marilyn Hartman, aunt of the bride, and A.J. Stattelman, cousin of the bride. Music was provided by soloist Brenda Beck and organist Lori Spain.

Bernie and Cheryl Fowler were at the guest book. Christy Rabe was the bride's personal attendant.

A reception and dance were that evening in Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expocentre.

The bride is a graduate of Hayden High School and Washburn University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing. She is a marketing associate for CommunityAmerica Credit Union in Overland Park.

The groom is a graduate of Topeka High School and attended Emporia State University. He is the general manager of a Papa John's Pizza location in Lenexa.

After a honeymoon trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the newlyweds are at home in Olathe.


Stayton-Tolbert

Sarah J. Stayton and Jeremy M. Tolbert exchanged marriage vows May 21, 2001, in Merrille Park in Grinnell, Iowa. Officiating at the 4:30 p.m. service was the Rev. Scott Stayton, Independence, Mo., uncle of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Tari Stayton and Dr. and Mrs. Mark Stayton, all of Laramie, Wyo. She is the granddaughter of Don and Evelyn Burke of Hancock, Wis., and the late Manley and Jean Stayton, who lived in Independence, Mo.

Parents of the bridegroom are Matt and Karen Tolbert of Lawrence and Donna and Mike Pflaum of Nevada, Mo. He is the grandson of Don and Janet Ackors and Farrel and Peggy Tolbert, all of Topeka.

Josylyn Bennett, Grinnell, was maid of honor.

Roy Huggins, Grinnell, was best man and Andrew Derksen, Austin, Texas, served as groomsman.

A reception followed at the Merrille Park Shelter House.

The bride and groom were graduated from Grinnell University earlier in the day on their wedding day.

The bride, a graduate of Laramie High School, earned a bachelor's degree in humanities. The groom, a graduate of Lawrence High School, earned a bachelor's degree in biology.

The groom is employed as a computer technology manager and analyst for the Uniwo (University of Wyoming) Credit Union in Laramie, Wyo.

The newlyweds reside in Laramie.


Streck-Allen

Marguerite Streck and Mark Allen were united in marriage Aug. 5, 2000, at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, Okla.

The Rev. Matt Guerlock celebrated the 7 p.m. nuptial Mass.

The bride is the daughter of Jody Streck and Patrick Streck, both of Winfield. Parents of the bridegroom are Harry and Kathy Allen of Topeka.

Holly McCracken, Apopka, Fla., was the matron of honor. Harry Allen stood with his son as his best man.

The couple live in Olathe.


Tetuan-Deaver

The engagement of Rachel Marie Tetuan to Jason David Deaver is announced by Miss Tetuan's parents, Pat Tetuan and Tony Tetuan, both of Topeka.

Mr. Deaver is the son of Brenda Moody of Topeka and Jim Benney of Berryton.

The future bride is a graduate of Topeka High School and Topeka Technical College with an associate degree in computer information systems. She is employed by Capitol Federal Savings in Topeka as mainframe security administrator.

The future groom is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and Topeka Technical College. He also served in the U.S. Army. He is employed by Tier Technologies in Topeka as a batch operator.

Their wedding is planned for Aug. 10, 2001, at the Governor's Row House in Topeka.


Vasquez-Rice

Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka formed the setting for the wedding of Julie Ann Vasquez and Michael Lee Rice on April 27, 2001.

The 6 p.m. nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Harry Schneider.

The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Marilyn Vasquez of Topeka. Parents of the bridegroom are Sheila Sloop of Valley Falls and Tom Rice of Las Vegas.

Linda Marie Wichman, Silver Lake, was her sister's matron of honor. Linda Donahue Wichman, Silver Lake, was the bridesmaid.

Jay Pickering, Lawrence, was best man. Brian Vasquez, Topeka, brother of the bride, was the groomsman.

A reception followed at the Eagles Lodge.

The bride is employed by American Family Insurance as a senior claims service processing clerk. The groom is employed as a subcontractor.

The newlyweds honeymooned at Myrtle Beach, S.C. They live in Topeka.


Vignatelli-Konzem

Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence was the setting for the May 11, 2001, wedding of Debra Gene Vignatelli and Richard Raymond Konzem.

The 7 p.m. nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Vincent Krische.

The bride is the daughter of Joanie Vignatelli, Lawrence, and the late Gene Vignatelli. They formerly lived in Topeka.

The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Beverly Konzem of Salina.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Brad Vignatelli of Leawood.

Her attendants were her sisters, Pam Vignatelli, Prairie Village, as maid of honor, and Becky Vignatelli Krattli, Lenexa, as matron of honor.

The best man was David Powell, Houston. Dave Lindsey, Leawood, was the groomsman.

A reception at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence followed the wedding.

The bride is a graduate of Topeka High School, The University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in education and in personnel administration, and Ottawa University with a master's degree in human resources. She is employed as a vice president at Southwestern Bell.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Salina Central High School, The University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and the University of Southern California at Los Angeles with a master's degree in sports administration. He is employed as an associate athletic director at KU.


Doris M Watkins

Doris M. Watkins of Topeka will celebrate her 80th birthday as guest of honor at a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. July 22 at the Holiday Inn West Holidome at S.W. 6th and Fairlawn Road. Hosts will be her children.

Mrs. Watkins was born July 22, 1921, in Nortonville.

She was graduated from Kansas State University in 1942.

In 1947, she moved to Topeka with her husband and oldest son.

She is a retired mathematics teacher. She taught in USD 501.

Mrs. Watkins has been a tour director for Active Prime Timers and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

She requests no gifts, but would treasure cards and attendance by friends and relatives.


Wennihan-Norris

Rebecca Wennihan and Judd Norris were united in marriage March 3, 2001, at St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix.

The Rev. Evan Howard celebrated the 2:30 p.m. nuptial Mass.

The bride is the daughter of Tom Wennihan of Ozawkie and Connie Wennihan of Fort Worth, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Rene Campbell and Marcella Wennihan, both of Topeka.

The bridegroom is the son of Don and Becky Norris of Phoenix. He is the grandson of Bill and Mary Dinkel and Eugene and Nadine Norris, all of Topeka.

The maid of honor was Angela Wennihan, Dallas. The bridesmaids were Danelle Stangl, Philadelphia, and Carrie Emert, Kansas City, Kan.

Tanner Norris, Lawrence, was best man. The groomsmen were Matt Schaeffer, Kansas City, Kan., and Pat Martin, San Antonio.

A reception followed at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Seaman High School and Baker University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is pursuing a master's degree in the nurse practitioner program at the University of Phoenix and is employed as a registered nurse educator at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.

The groom is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and attended Washburn University. He is employed by Extra Sports 910 in Phoenix in sports marketing.

After a honeymoon trip to Nassau in the Bahamas, the newlyweds are at home in Phoenix.


Elverdo Bareiss

Elverdo Godfrey "Bert" Bareiss, 100, formerly of Holton, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at a Holton nursing home.

Mr. Bareiss farmed in the Holton area until 1946, then was a home construction contractor for 10 years. He moved to Topeka in 1956, where he continued building homes.

He was born March 9, 1901, in Bancroft, to Godfrey and Olga Eberwein Bareiss. He attended Eureka Grade School and later attended Lutheran Parochial School.

He was a member of Loman United Methodist Church in Topeka, and a member of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class.

He married Ruby Hester Cramer on April 14, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. She died April 11, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Young, Holton; a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; three stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Mr. Bareiss will lie in state after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Capper Foundation or Jackson County Nursing Home and sent in care of the funeral home.


Mary Bartee

OSAGE CITY -- Mary Elizabeth Krueger Bartee, 89, Osage City, died July 11, 2001, at an Osage City nursing home.

She had worked in the dietary department at Sacred Heart School and New Process Laundry, both in Emporia. She also owned and operated the Little Castle Cafe in Emporia.

She was born May 11, 1912, in Arvonia, to George W. and Mary Luetta Moore Atchison. She attended Arvonia schools.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lifetime Eagles No. 3890, and VFW Auxiliary, all of Osage City. She also was a member of the Alter Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia.

She married Francis F. Krueger in December 1941. He died March 23, 1965. She married Loyd J. Bartee on Oct. 29, 1970. He died Dec. 23, 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ann Krueger Hanson, Lakewood, Colo., and Janice Arlene Krueger White, Osage City; a son, Warren Alfred Krueger, Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Bertha Krueger, Emporia, and Anna Moore, Helena, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Emporia. A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Mrs. Bartee will lie in state from 1 to 4 p.m. at Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Community Parish Center in Osage City and sent in care of the church or the funeral home.


Carolyn Blanc

MCFARLAND -- Carolyn Sue Blanc, 32, McFarland, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was a customer service representative for the Kansas Department of Revenue in Topeka for nine years.

She was born Feb. 8, 1969, in Topeka, to Donald and Vicki Moreland Blanc. She graduated in 1987 from Wabaunsee High School in Alma. She graduated from Manhattan Area Technical College with a degree in drafting. She had been a lifelong resident of McFarland.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McFarland, and active in the McFarland Activity Group.

Survivors include her parents, Donald and Vicki Blanc, McFarland; a brother, Mike Blanc, Topeka; and her maternal grandparents, Lewis and Myrna Moreland, Goodland.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Lutheran Cemetery, McFarland. Miss Blanc will lie in state from 1 p.m. until visitation time at R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the McFarland Volunteer Fire Department or the Trinity Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Marion Doss Jr

HARRISONBURG, VA. -- Marion Turner Doss Jr., 64, formerly of Topeka, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Harrisonburg, Va. hospital.

Mr. Doss served as a naval aviator and naval intelligence officer. He recovered the Apollo Six space capsule from the Pacific Ocean. He served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War and attended graduate school at Harvard University, where he earned a master's of public administration degree. He served in a variety of executive staff positions at the Pentagon and Fleet Intelligence Center in Norfolk, Va. He received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal.

He retired from the Navy in 1980 and studied law at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he graduated in 1984 with a juris doctorate and master's of tax law degree. He was a tenured full professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Phoenix, to Marion Howard Turner and Halaine Adda Wise Doss. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1954 and attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., graduating with distinction in 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia H. Doss; three sons, Steven K. Doss, Pittsburgh, Christopher A. Doss, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Charlton M. Doss, Hendersonville, Tenn.; three daughters, Katherine Doss Smith, Virginia Beach, Va., Malia Doss, Malibu, Calif., and Anne E. Doss, Alexandria, Va.; and a brother, George W. Doss, Scranton.

Mr. Doss was cremated. Inurnment will be at the Columbarium at the Naval Academy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the JMU Foundation for the William R. Nelson Institute, MSC 8803, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807.


Marion Dreher

Marion E. Dreher, 69, Topeka, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Dreher was a bakery route salesman for Sunbeam, Buttercrust, Wonder and Tasty Bread companies.

He was born Feb. 29, 1932, in Hays, to Richard and Mary Hoff Dreher.

Mr. Dreher was a member of Assumption Catholic Church.

He married Ellen Noonan on June 3, 1952, in Topeka. She survives.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Dreher; and a grandson.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Dreher, Topeka; two daughters, Diane Allen, Topeka, and Cindy Smith, Auburn; four brothers, Larry Dreher and Lyle Dreher, both of Topeka, Richard Dreher, Wamego, and Fred Dreher, Tecumseh; two sisters, Marlene Fusaro, Topeka, and Mary Jo Mohlman, Bonner Springs; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Dreher will lie in state after 2 p.m. Monday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion E. Dreher Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.


Sara Elder

MELVERN -- Sara M. Elder, 90, Melvern, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in Spencer, Okla.

Mrs. Elder was a school teacher around Melvern for many years and she was a homemaker.

She was born Dec. 11, 1910, on a farm near Melvern, to Hunter Eugene and Minnie Alma Gragg Bayless. She spent her entire life in Melvern until December 1999, when she moved to Oklahoma.

She was a member of Melvern First Church of God and Miriam Chapter No. 14 Order of the Eastern Star in Emporia.

She married Marshall Elder on Jan. 1, 1942, in Atchison. He died Sept. 26, 1991.

Survivors include a brother, Chalice Bayless, Choctaw, Okla.; and a sister, Cora Bayless Elder, Waverly.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Feltner Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be in Melvern Cemetery. Mrs. Elder will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Lloyd Green

MCLOUTH -- Lloyd Wayne Green, 43, McLouth, was found dead at a rural McLouth residence on Monday, July 9, 2001.

Mr. Green was a mechanic and welder. He had worked as a mechanic for several years for the National Truck Leasing Company in Kansas City, Kan., and for the Midway Ford Company in Kansas City, Mo. He also worked for Jake Spears Contract Delivery Service in Valley Falls on the U.S. mail route from Kansas City to Valley Falls.

Mr. Green served in the U.S. Navy. He received an honorable discharge. He also served in the Air Force and received and honorable discharge.

He was born June 8, 1956, in Lawrence, to James Lloyd and Norma Jean Rickman Green. He attended McLouth public schools and received his diploma in 1975. He had lived in the McLouth area off and on for several years.

Survivors include his parents, James L. and Norma Jean Green; two sons, Jason Lloyd Green, Topeka, and Christopher Lloyd Green, Ohio; and two granddaughters.

National Cemetery Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Leavenworth V.A. National Cemetery. Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the World War II Veterans' Memorial project of McLouth and sent in care of the funeral home.


Chris Gregg

OTTAWA -- Chris D. Gregg, 20, Ottawa, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in Ottawa.

Mr. Gregg was self employed in lawn service and also owned and operated Things 'n More in Ottawa.

He was born Dec. 23, 1980, in Kansas City, Mo., to Marshall D. and Gretchen Wales Gregg. He moved from Independence, Mo. to Ottawa in 1995.

Survivors include his parents, Marshall D. Gregg, Ottawa, and Gretchen Harter, Independence, Mo.; a brother, Shane Wales, Independence, Mo.; a twin sister, Crystal Chapman, Independence, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Dean and Linda Wales, Kansas City, Mo.; a maternal great-grandmother, Eileen Whirlow, Ottawa; paternal grandparents, Jeramie and Vivian Gregg, Ottawa; and paternal great-grandparents, William and Janice Gregg, Ottawa.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Mr. Gregg was cremated. Friends may call the funeral home after 9 a.m. Monday until service time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.dengelmortuary.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chris D. Gregg Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


James Heath

MARYSVILLE -- James Algern Heath, 88, Marysville, died Saturday, July 14, 2001 at a Marysville care center.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.


Cyrilla Hill

GAS -- Cyrilla M. Hill, 84, Gas, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo. hospital.

Mrs. Hill worked for the Department of Commerce in Parsons and managed the Peter Pan Ice Cream Store in Iola until she retired. She managed congregate meals at Iola Senior Center and tended to her farm and cattle after her retirement.

She was born April 16, 1917, in Catharine, to Carl and Dorothea Weilert Walters. She grew up in the Catharine and Ness City areas. She graduated from high school in Iola.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Iola B.P.W., a 60-year member of Family & Community Education, and she was president of the After Five FCEU.

She married Russel M. Hill on Oct. 4, 1941, in Iola. He died May 2, 1981.

Survivors include two sons, James Hill, Kansas City, Mo., and Larry Hill, Pittsburg; a daughter, Nancy Lawson, Mayetta; three brothers, Albert Walters and Charles Walters, both of Raytown, Mo., and Joe Walters, Deep Water, Mo.; three sisters, Velma Hallek, Olathe, Dorothy Trinkle, Chulla Vista, Calif., and Lenora Brown, North Highlands, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church.

Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola is in charge of the arrangements.


Alma Johnson

WAMEGO -- Alma A. Johnson, 79, Wamego, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Wamego hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker.

She was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Wamego, to Andrew and Emma Lonsinger Salzer Hayes. She attended Wamego schools and graduated from Wamego High School. She also attended a year of college at Kansas State University.

She was a member of Wamego United Methodist Church and several women's groups.

She married Johnie B. Johnson on May 10, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He survives.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Edwards, Kansas City, Kan., and Jodi Niehoff, Lawrence; four brothers, James Johnson, Krum, Texas, Fred Johnson, Kansas City, Kan., and Richard Johnson and Donald Johnson, both of Wamego; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wamego City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation and sent in care of the funeral home.


Marvin Lister

Marvin J. Lister, 87, Topeka, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at a local care facility.

He was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Willard, to Joseph and Nancie Lister.

Mr. Lister was cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Private burial will be at a later date.


Lawrence Reynolds

MANHATTAN -- Lawrence D. "Larry" Reynolds, 93, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at a Topeka care center.

Mr. Reynolds had worked for the Land-O-Lakes Creamery in Minneapolis. He had been a resident of Manhattan since 1933. He worked for Golden Rule Creamery, and as a civilian truck driver at Fort Riley during World War II. He worked as a drill and press operator at Viking Manufacturing Company from 1947 until his retirement in 1972.

He was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Harrison, S.D., to John W. and Arvilla Marie Randall Reynolds. He grew up and attended schools in Yankton, S.D. and Pipestone, Minn.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Manhattan and was a charter member of Manhattan Eagles Lodge.

He married Alice A. Thompson on Aug. 15, 1932, in Marshfield, Mo. She died Sept. 5, 1981.

A daughter, Janis Easton died in 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Warren D. Reynolds, Carlsbad, Calif., and Robert R. "Rudy" Reynolds, Topeka; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Manhattan or Heart of America Hospice in Topeka and sent in care of the funeral home.


Myron Rooks

MANHATTAN -- Myron Maxford Rooks, 85, Manhattan, died July 13, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Rooks was the president of Rooks Sales Company. He enrolled in the first civilian pilot training program in 1939 and received his private flying license, commercial license and flight instructor's license. He was a flight instructor in Greenville, S.C., training glider pilots and cadets from Clemson University. He also was head timer and head judge for many years for Kansas State University and Kansas high school state track meets.

He was born July 28, 1915, in Trenton, Mo., to Thomas L. and Orril Bridges Rooks. He attended schools in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from Northeast High School. He attended Kansas State University. He was a member of the 1934 Big 6 Champion football team and the 1936 track team. He graduated with a degree in industrial journalism in 1939.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Manhattan Country Club, President's Club, Kansas State Bach Choir and a lifetime member of K-State Alumni Association. He was past president of Manhattan Lions Club, Rotary Club, board of directors for the chamber of commerce, English Speaking Union, Friends of Sunset Zoo and Kansas Cereal Malt Beverage Wholesalers. He and his wife directed the art gallery at Manhattan Town Center.

He married Donna F. Shafer on Jan. 19, 1941, in Wichita. She survives.

Survivors include two daughters, Ronna Rooks Tyson and Mallory Rooks Hoover, both of Manhattan; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas State University Foundation Athletics-Track and sent in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.


Pauline Willford

OTTAWA -- Pauline Ardelle Willford, 81, Ottawa, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at an Ottawa nursing home.

Mrs. Willford worked for more than 13 years as a secretary for Franklin County Soil Conservation District and Conservation Service. She retired in 1982. She also worked for more than two years for United Van Lines of Ottawa.

She was born April 30, 1920, in Franklin County, to Harvey William and Goldie Alice Smith Wray. She graduated from Appanoose High School in Franklin County in 1938. She was a lifelong Franklin County resident. She was a member of The Daughters of Centropolis.

She married William "Dan" Willford on Feb. 13, 1939, in Harrisonville, Mo. He died Sept. 4, 1965.

Survivors include three sons, Donald LaRue Willford, Pomona, Ronald Kay Willford, Belle Plaine, and William "Bill" Willford, Ottawa; a brother, Theron "Jack" Wray, Ottawa; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Appanoose Cemetery. Mrs. Willford will lie in state after 1 p.m. Sunday until service time at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.dengelmortuary.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Veteran Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.

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Mary Bartee

OSAGE CITY -- Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Osage City for Mary Elizabeth Krueger Bartee, 89, Osage City, who died July 11, 2001, at an Osage City nursing home.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Emporia. Mrs. Bartee will lie in state from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City and later at the church, where a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Community Parish Center in Osage City and sent in care of the funeral home.


Diana Lynn (Catron) Ames; 41; Topeka KS

18 Jul 2001

Mary Rosanna (Figgs) Anderson; 37; Topeka KS

31 Jul 2001

Dorothy M (Thompson) Allen; 72; Leawood KS

01 Aug 2001

Lawrence E Adams; 71; Wichita KS

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Alice Marie (Weide) Casey; 90; Kansas City MO>Sabetha KS


Mitchell F "Mick" Casady; 54; Elk City OK>Ottawa KS

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Erma Senith (Sanner) Adkins; 85; Paola KS

09 Aug 2001

Lloyd R Anderson; 89; Clay Center KS

14 Aug 2001

Edith June Green; p 5B; b. 10-10-46 d. 8-12-01; husband Ernest; bur. Topeka Cemetery

30 Aug 2001

Milton D Anderson; 78; Manhattan KS

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Lola E (Terrass) [Fraker] Adams; 90; Topeka KS


Donald E Carter; 71; Buffalo NY>Topeka KS

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John G Adams; 69; Leavenworth KS

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Beverly A "Betty" (Neilson) Allensworth; 81; Junction City KS


Freddie B (Allen) [Bradberry] Allen; 71; Moorhead MS

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David W Carter; 33; Emporia KS

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Earl A R Acker; 89; Abilene KS

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Brenda Louise Akins; 50; Topeka KS

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Jessie Margaret (Hollands) Anderson; 82; Kansas City KS

25 Sep 2001

Winifred E (Power) Alexander; 89; Winnipeg MB>Wamego KS

26 Sep 2001

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29 Sep 2001

Alice M (Lynde) Akerstrom; 97; Topeka KS

30 Sep 2001

01 Oct 2001, Monday

Gus Door

OSAGE CITY -- Lawrence E. "Gus" Dorr, 78, Osage City, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at an Osage City nursing home.

He was born Nov. 21, 1922, in the Peterton community north of Osage City, to Walter and Mary Alice Croucher Dorr. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1940. He was a custodian at Osage City High School for 17 years before he retired in 1992.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of Robert Heizer Post No. 198 of the American Legion and Signal Lodge No. 141, AF&AM, both in Osage City.

He married Dorothy Meyers on Nov. 22, 1946, in Burlingame. She died March 22, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Larry Dorr, Topeka; four daughters, Dola McNown, Overland Park, Sandy Colley, Topeka, and Donna Bartee and Mary Masters, both in Burlingame; five brothers, Walter D. Dorr, Burlingame, Wayne Dorr, Kansas City, Kan., Charles Thomas Dorr and Max Dorr, both in Osage City, and Jack Dorr, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Osage City. Burial will be in Osage City Cemetery. Mr. Dorr will lie in state from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City, where relatives and friends will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the athletic fund at Osage City High School, 66523.

11 Oct 2001

Joshua Shane Adams; 22; Williamsburg KS


Kaitlyn Brooke Adams; 1; Williamsburg KS


Larry Paul Adams; 64; Topeka KS

12 Oct 2001

Anna Natalie (Pry) Allman; 93; Butler MO>Overbrook KS

14 Oct 2001

Jennie Elizabeth (Murry) Adams; 81; Thornton AR>Leavenworth KS

19 Oct 2001

Marjorie (Sheeley) Allen; 79; Salem NE>Kansas City MO

20 Oct 2001

Norman G Allen; 68; Topeka KS>Cedar Rapids IA

21 Oct 2001

Norman G Allen; 68; Topeka KS>Cedar Rapids IA

29 Oct 2001

Walter Marion Anderson; 83; Emporia KS; Topeka C-J

02 Nov 2001

Edna Barnes; p. 8C; b.7-20-16 d.10-31-01, Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery Husband Clare S. Barnes d.8-1988


Dale Douglas Carter; 44; Flint MI>Topeka KS

07 Nov 2001

William O "Bill" Caspar; 57; Junction City KS>New York City NY

08 Nov 2001

09 Nov 2001

10 Nov 2001

Ramona Lee (Schooler) Akright; 72; Circleville KS

11 Nov 2001

12 Nov 2001

Alberto Patricio Alvarez; 78; Pueblo CO>Topeka KS


Richard Louis Casebier; 56; Topeka KS

13 Nov 2001

Richard Louis Casebier; 56; Topeka KS

14 Nov 2001

21 Nov 2001

Leona L (Errett) Casey; 95; Burlington KS

22 Nov 2001

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25 Nov 2001

26 Nov 2001

Theresa Agnes (Guenther) Anderson; 99; Topeka KS

27 Nov 2001

28 Nov 2001

Maple M (Williams) [Countess] [Pitts] Allison; 87; Holdenville OK>Lawrence KS

29 Nov 2001

30 Nov 2001

Pauline (Bundy) [Cruise] Alley; 91; Victoria KS

01 Dec 2001

Nellie Moser Abbett; 90; Troy KS

02 Dec 2001

Timothy I Andersen; 39; Peoria IL>Randolph KS

03 Dec 2001

04 Dec 2001

05 Dec 2001

Louvina (Johnston) Anderson; 83; Lamar CO>Topeka KS

06 Dec 2001

07 Dec 2001

Wayne Casebolt; 90; Ottawa KS

08 Dec 2001

Dorothy (Hanson) [Sjolander] Anderson; 76; Brunswick MN>Ottawa KS

09 Dec 2001

10 Dec 2001

11 Dec 2001

12 Dec 2001

Dorothy L (Bazil) Abel; 62; Lawrence KS

13 Dec 2001

14 Dec 2001

15 Dec 2001

16 Dec 2001

James L Anderson; 67; Red Oak IA>Topeka KS

17 Dec 2001

18 Dec 2001

Iris Isabelle (West) Aller; 90; Hays Center NE>Lawrence KS

19 Dec 2001

20 Dec 2001

Grace B (Werries) Altman; 75; Salina KS


Linda Lou (Freeman) Allen; 55; Topeka KS

21 Dec 2001

22 Dec 2001

23 Dec 2001

Richard A. Accaputo; 48; Hartford CT>Manhattan KS

24 Dec 2001

Robert "Lynn" Anderson; 81; Randolph IA>Topeka KS

25 Dec 2001

Alvina J (Tenbrink) Allen; 91; Alma KS

26 Dec 2001

27 Dec 2001

Norma Jean (McCosh) Abeldt; 79; Abilene KS

28 Dec 2001

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30 Dec 2001

31 Dec 2001, Monday

Walter Artinger

OTTAWA -- Walter Charles Artinger, 85, Ottawa, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at an Ottawa hospital.

Cremation is planned. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m., Jan. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ottawa. Inurnment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Cancer Foundation or to the building fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, both in Ottawa, 66067. Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa is in charge of arrangements.


James Broadnax Jr

James A. Broadnax Jr., 49, Topeka, was found dead Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at home. A coroner was notified and investigation is continuing to determine cause of death.

Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Margaret Calvert

WAVERLY -- Margaret P. Calvert, 94, Waverly, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born Oct. 22, 1907, in Waverly, to Charles E. and Adelaide White Painter, and spent many years in Waverly. She had worked at the F.W. Woolworth Co. variety store in Ottawa, for Fanestil Packing Co. in Emporia and at Golden Age Lodge in Burlington. She had been in a care center in Osage City for the past four years.

She was a member of Bethany Church of Christ in Waverly.

She married Stanley Calvert on Dec. 23, 1939, in Burlington. He died Nov. 8, 1970. A great-granddaughter also died.

Survivors include daughters, Joan Redding, Lawrence, and Karen Fischer, Scranton; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Church of Christ in Waverly. Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Waverly.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Church of Christ in Waverly, 66871.


Kenneth Cunningham

RICHMOND -- Kenneth Alexander Cunningham, 87, Richmond, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Richmond care center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Richmond, to Charlie James and Winona Alexander Cunningham. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1934 and spent most of his life in the Richmond community. He was a farmer and stockman for many years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Community Church in Richmond, and Prairie Chicken Campers and Ozark Campers and a life member of the Aberdeen Angus Association. He served for many years on the Richmond Fair board and also served on the boards of directors of Richmond-Berea Cemetery and the Farmers Cooperative.

He married Virginia Aileen Gault on June 21, 1941, in Richmond. She survives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Community Church in Richmond. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery. Mr. Cunningham will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Garnett, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Community Church in Richmond or to the Cunningham Scholarship Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


James Huntsman

BELVUE -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego for James E. Huntsman, 81, Belvue, who died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born July 20, 1920, in Paxico, to Floyd F. and Charlotte M. Weeks Huntsman, and graduated from Wamego High School. He served in the Air Force for 25 years. He began as an aircraft mechanic and later was a production control supervisor. He held the rank of chief master sergeant before he retired in March 1968.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Belvue, Pottawatomie Lodge No. 52, AF&AM and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in St. Marys, and the Air Force Sergeants Association.

He married Margaret Virginia Shortt on Aug. 7, 1949, in Manhattan. She died Nov. 12, 2000.

Survivors include daughters, Martha A. Pellor, Wamego, and Jennifer C. Whitley, Topeka; a brother, Phillip E. Huntsman, Pensacola, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Military graveside services will be at Wamego City Cemetery. Mr. Huntsman will lie in state after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.


Forrest Knight

BERRYTON -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home in Topeka for Forrest Glenn Knight, 91, Berryton, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Topeka care center.

He was born March 29, 1910, in Oketo in Marshall County, to Clifford and Estella Fisher Knight, and lived in the Berryton community since 1945. He was a member of Local No. 142 of the Laborers Union for many years.

He had served for many years on the boards of Berryton School and Monmouth Township.

He married Clara Mae Ahrens. She died in November 1973. He married Alice Moore in 1977. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Bobbie Knight, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Glenola Sprague, Berryton; a stepdaughter, Jeannie Stous, Berryton; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Lynn Creek Cemetery near Berryton. Mr. Knight will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 W. 29th, 66614; or the United Methodist Church, 7010 Berryton Road, Berryton, 66409.


Robert L Magee

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, Tenn., for Robert LeRoy Magee, 83, Columbia, Tenn., formerly of Topeka, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Columbia, Tenn., hospital.

He was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Topeka, to Claude and Letha Hansher Magee. He served 26 years in the Army. He was a Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor at a high school in Joplin, Mo., from 1946 to 1950. He was commissioned as a chief warrant officer in 1950 and was stationed at Fort Riley with the 10th Infantry Division.

He served three overseas tours of duty including service in Kitzigen, Germany, from 1955 to 1958. He was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., from 1958 to 1964 when he returned to Germany. He retired in 1970 at Fort Lewis, Wash. He worked for the State of Washington several years before he retired in 1981. He lived in Lakewood, Wash., before he moved to Columbia, Tenn., last October.

He was a member of a Masonic Lodge.

He married Eleanor Lyman 60 years ago. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Patrick K. Magee, Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Stephanie Davis, Fort Worth, Texas, and Valerie D. Holzer, Columbia, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Entombment will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Tenn., where a Fort Campbell, Tenn., detail will conduct military honors.


Glen Menefee

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Glen H. Menefee, 69, Topeka, who died Dec. 28, 2001, at a Topeka care center.

He was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Eskridge, to Henry S. and Ruby Menefee. He attended public schools in Eskridge and lived in Topeka for 50 years. He was a construction worker before he retired.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and had been a representative for the Construction Workers Union.

He married Virginia Bowen-Lunkins on Oct. 5, 1974, in Topeka. She died Jan. 22, 1989.

Survivors include stepsons, Leonard Watkins, Raleigh, N.C., and Gerald Watkins, Steven Watkins, Curtis Lunkins and Wesley Lunkins, all in Topeka; a stepdaughter, Virginia Lunkins, Topeka; his mother, Ruby Menefee, Eskridge; a brother, Otis D. Menefee, Eskridge; and a sister, Brenda J. McDonald, Topeka.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Menefee will lie in state from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Juanita TenEyck

ALMA -- Juanita TenEyck, 68, Alma, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of arrangements.


Mary L Tuley

EUDORA -- Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence for Mary L. Tuley, 78, Eudora, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Eudora nursing center.

She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Monroe City, Mo., to Edmund J. and Beatrice Tewell Pike. She graduated from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1945. She was a registered nurse and worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, the Altar Society at the church and Daughters of Isabella.

She married Paul A. Tuley on Oct. 4, 1952, in St. Louis. He died Jan. 27, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Scott A. Tuley, Lawrence; daughters, Paula M. Conlin, Lawrence, and Patricia A. Tuley, Topeka; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence or to the Eudora Nursing Center.


Mary C. Wessel

SENECA -- Mary C. Wessel, 85, Seneca, died late Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Seneca nursing home.

Her husband, Henry Wessel, died Dec. 18, 1995.

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Seneca.

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