The Topeka Capital-Journal 2002 Obituaries and Funeral Home Announcements

01 Jan 2002, Tuesday

Barbara Anderson

Barbara J. Anderson, 71, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Topeka, to Earnest and Leota Reaka Turner, and spent most of her life in Topeka.

She married James Anderson on Aug. 31, 1948, in Topeka. He died April 28, 1999.

Survivors include a son, James Anderson, Topeka; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Flauding, Encampment, Wyo., and Susan Anderson, Topeka; a half-brother, Robert Davis, San Francisco; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Anderson was cremated. No services are planned.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Walter Artinger

OTTAWA -- Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ottawa for Walter Charles Artinger, 85, Ottawa, who died Dec. 29, 2001, at an Ottawa hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Fairmount City, Ill., to Charles Karl and Mary McCanton Artinger. He spent his early life in Fairmount City and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1933. He attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville and The University of Illinois in Champaign. He was a surveyor and draftsman for the St. Clair County Highway Department in Belleville, Ill., until 1956.

He was a sales representative for the Lear-Siegler Corporation in Centralia, Ill., from 1956 to 1968. He owned and operated Walt's True Value Hardware store in Ottawa from 1968 until he retired in 1975. He later worked for several years in the pro shop at Ottawa Country Club.

He was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He underwent training at Murray, Ky., Ottumwa, Iowa, and Corpus Christi, Texas. He was commissioned as a Navy pilot in December 1944 and received advanced training as an instrument flight instructor. He held the rank of lieutenant junior grade before he retired from military service in 1947.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, both in Ottawa. He was a member and former president of the board of directors of Ottawa Country Club and was a former member of Ottawa Elks Lodge No. 803.

He married Jean Loehrding on Jan. 6, 1945, in Belleville, Ill. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Karl Eric Artinger, Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Barbara Marylee McHugh, Columbia, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Artinger was cremated. Memorial Post No. 5901 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ottawa will conduct inurnment services at 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.


William Bechtel

OLPE -- Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Olpe for William E. Bechtel, 65, Shattuck, Okla., formerly of Olpe, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Emporia, to William L. and Elizabeth Brown Bechtel. He spent his early life in Olpe, where he graduated from high school in 1955. He lived in Elkhart for four years before he returned to Olpe. He moved in 1980 to Shattuck, Okla., where he was a meter technician for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. He worked for Panhandle Eastern for 38 years. He retired in 1993.

He served in the Army in the early 1960s.

He had served as chief of the Shattuck Fire Department and served on the town board of directors and the Shattuck Ambulance Service board of directors.

He married Francis Jane Sharp on May 16, 1964, in Elkhart. She died Jan. 20, 2001.

Survivors include a son, Charles Eugene Bechtel, Amarillo, Texas; a daughter, Mary Christol Kincaid, Shattuck, Okla.; his mother, Elizabeth Bechtel, Olpe; three brothers, Harry Bechtel and Carl Bechtel, both in Olpe, and Norbert "Nubs" Bechtel, Hutchinson; two sisters, Arlene Schneider, Denver, and Dorothy Parker, Grapevine, Texas; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Brinkman-Price Post No. 342 of the American Legion in Olpe will conduct graveside services at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Olpe. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic School or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, both in Olpe, 66865. Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia is in charge of local arrangements.


Vera Brubaker

LAWRENCE -- Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence for Vera I. Brubaker, 93, Florissant, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, who died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at home.

She was born July 12, 1908, in Douglas County, to Ralph and Emma E. Griffeth Weybright. She spent her early life in Douglas County, where she attended rural schools.

She attended the Lutheran Church.

She married Lanty A. Brubaker. He died Sept. 2, 1951. A son, Eugene V. Brubaker, died Jan. 31, 2001.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin Brubaker, Florissant, Mo., and Adrian Brubaker, Las Vegas; a brother, Willard Weybright, Liberal; a sister, Mildred Allison, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Brubaker will lie in state after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.


Shirley Jean Hale

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Shirley Jean Hale, 66, Topeka, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Lawrence, to Lewis E. and Christine Silvia Summers Wallace. She attended college for two years and lived in Topeka since 1953. She was a member of the Oneida Indian Tribe in Wisconsin. She was a registered nurse and worked at Stormont-Vail Hospital before she retired.

She attended St. John AME Church and was a member of the National Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Survivors include a son, Harry James "Toupie" Ezell III, Topeka; a sister, Wanda F. Wright, Topeka; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Hale will lie in state from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m.


Robert Hansen

AMERICUS -- Robert Hansen, 89, Americus, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at an Emporia hospital.

He was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Americus, to Hans Peter and Martha Marie Larsen Hansen. He was a farmer and stockman and lived four miles north of Americus for many years. He moved into Americus in 1984.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Hansen Lickiss, Warminster, Pa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be in Americus Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Center in Americus and sent in care of the funeral home.


Clara Herrs

LINN -- Clara Anna Martha Herrs, 88, Linn, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Linn nursing home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Palmer, to August and Emily Grote Ohlde.

She attended Zion Lutheran Church in Linn and was a member of the Dorcas Circle at the church.

She married Marvin Herrs on Nov. 26, 1936. He died Sept. 23, 1999.

Survivors include five sons, DeWayne Herrs, McPherson, Harvey Herrs, Linn, Ralph Herrs, Topeka, Rodney Herrs, Tonganoxie, and Steven Herrs, Norton; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Linn. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Linn. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ward Funeral Home in Linn.


Leah Howard

BURLINGTON -- Leah Howard, 87, Burlington, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Burlington hospital.

She was born July 19, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Agnes O'Connor Orwig. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Fox Midwest Theaters and a construction firm in Kansas City and worked in the city clerk's office in Lee's Summit, Mo. She moved to Burlington in 1972 and was employed in the office of the Coffey County engineer.

She married Jack D. Topper on May 23, 1941, in Leavenworth. He died July 30, 1954. She married Ray Howard on Oct. 19, 1964, in Nowata, Okla. He died Oct. 31, 1983. A son, Richard A. Topper, died in 1958. Another son, Barney Topper, died in 1980. A grandchild also died.

Survivors include two sons, Jack D. Topper Jr., in California, and John Topper, Hartford; four daughters, Jackie Rice, Burlington, Leah Petterson, Oklahoma City, Mary Ann Burridge, Fort Collins, Colo., and Nancy Yancey, Pueblo, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Burlington. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Mo. A rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday will be followed by visitation at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington.


Frances Huyett

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church for Frances M. Huyett, 86, Topeka, who died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Berryton. Mrs. Huyett will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Wednesday during visitation at the church.


Inez Morris

EMPORIA -- Inez H. Morris, 87, Emporia, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at an Emporia care center.

She was born Sept. 27, 1914, near Saffordville, to Joseph and Louisa Shores Thomas. She had been a teacher at Central and New Hope rural schools in Lyon County. She had been a volunteer for the Emporia Head Start program and had operated a child care center at her home.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She married Harold W. Morris on Aug. 2, 1941, in Benton, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Brian K. Morris and Brett A. Morris, both in Emporia; a daughter, Jeannene Wittmer, Wichita; a brother, Roy Thomas, Emporia; a sister, Adila Givens, Emporia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Aviary Project at Holiday Resort Care Center in Emporia, 66801.


Elizabeth Munoz

Services will be at noon Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santa Fe, N.M., for Elizabeth Scholder Munoz, 72, formerly of Topeka, who died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at her home in Santa Fe.

She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Frederick W. and Velma A. Eckerman. She spent her early life in Albuquerque and nearby Laguna Pueblo. She attended St. Vincent Academy and Harwood girls school in Albuquerque and graduated from Grants High School in Grants, N.M. She attended Brigham Young and Kansas State universities. She received degrees in fashion design and museum studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1991.

She spent 30 years in Topeka, where she served as correspondence secretary for Kansas governor Robert Docking and later as liaison for the governor's Mexican American and Indian committees.

She was on the staff of the Menninger Foundation as director of the foundation's Indian mental health program. She was instrumental in establishing the Indian Center of Topeka and served as chairman of the board of directors. She was instrumental in negotiating for funds to establish the Indian Center school.

She later lived in Denver, where she worked for the department of Housing and Urban Development and was a consultant for the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory. After she returned to New Mexico, she was assistant director of the Laguna Pueblo elderly center.

She married Ramon M. Munoz in Ely, Nev. He survives.

Other survivors include five sons, Edward Joseph Munoz and Michael Jon Munoz, both in Topeka, and Ramon M. Munoz Jr., Martin Robert Munoz and Robert Eckerman Munoz, all in Santa Fe, N.M.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe is in charge of arrangements.


Paul Nellis

DEXTER -- Paul Eugene Nellis, 79, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at his home east of Dexter in Cowley County.

He was born April 9, 1922, south of Dexter, to William Theodore "Ted" and Sylvia Alice Glass Nellis. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1940 and attended a welding school in Winfield. He moved in 1941 to Wichita, where he was employed by Beech Aircraft. He was a self-employed carpenter and also worked for Callison Construction and then Sherrard Builders, both in Winfield. He also was a farmer and stockman. He had lived east of Dexter since 1949.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served from July 1943 until November 1945. He was a member of the 413th Infantry Regiment in the 104th Infantry Division and served in Holland, northern France and Germany. He held the rank of technical sergeant before he was discharged.

He was a member of the Christian Church in Dexter, where he was an elder and had served for many years as chairman of the board. He also was a member of the American Legion.

He married Freda Mildred Bennett on April 19, 1942, in Winfield. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Norman Nellis, Topeka; two daughters, Janet Shorter, rural Winfield, and Virginia Hensley, Arkansas City; two brothers, Melvin Nellis, Arkansas City, and Ed Nellis, Lawrence; a sister, Doris Davidson, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Christian Church in Dexter. Spencer-Yarbrough Post No. 3544 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winfield will conduct graveside services at Dexter Cemetery. Mr. Nellis will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church in Dexter, 67038.


Francis Pope

BURLINGTON -- Francis Ray Pope, 66, who lived in the Jacobs Creek community northwest of Burlington, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Burlington care center.

He was born Aug. 24, 1935, near Bagnell Dam, Mo., to James and Ethel Pemberton Pope. He spent his early life in the Rosedale and Armourdale neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan. He spent many years in Kansas City, Kan., where he was a carpenter and worked for City Wide Construction, Comanche Construction and Tobin Construction. He moved to Jacobs Creek in 1996.

He was a member of the carpenters union in Kansas City, Mo.

He married Rose Quaschnick on June 22, 1991, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Robert Pope, Eskridge, Paul Pope, address unavailable, James Pope, in Florida, and Jeremey Pope, Webb City, Mo.; three daughters, Jacquelynne Atkins, Kansas City, Kan., Susan Ditch, Eskridge, and Barbara Brian, Harveyville; four stepdaughters, Cheryl Taylor, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Cindy Sallee, in Arkansas, Kathy Clark, Garnett, and Lani Benton, Lecompton; four sisters, Betty Jean Vigiliaturo, Kansas City, Mo., Shirley Witt and Georgia Johnson, both in Eldon, Mo., and Lois Boeke, Versailles, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will be in Strawn Cemetery in Jacobs Creek. Mr. Pope will lie in state today at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Francis Pope Memorial Fund to be designated and sent in care of the funeral home.


Roy Pressel

Roy O. Pressel, 73, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house, of cancer.

He was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Oregon, to Edwin and May Pressel. He lived in Oregon before he moved to Topeka in 1983.

He had no known relatives.

No services are planned. Mr. Pressel donated his body to The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City for research.

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


Dorothy Reaser

Dorothy G. Reaser, 72, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at home.

She was born June 29, 1929, in Franklin County, to Earl and Bessie White Smith. She spent her early life in Topeka and attended Topeka Public Schools. She worked for Josten's Printing and Publishing before she retired in 1992.

She married Floyd L. Reaser in June 1949. They divorced in 1975. He died in 1985. An infant daughter, Catherine Reaser, died in January 1954.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Gonzales and Deborah Reaser, both in Topeka; a brother, Gerald Smith, Thayer; four sisters, Ruby Glotzbach, Linda Weathers and Veronica Groves, all in Topeka, and Carol Igleheart, Carbondale; and a grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Reaser will lie in state after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Beautification Committee, 3442 Stoneybrook, 66614 or to Ward-Meade Park, 124 N. Fillmore, Topeka, 66606.


Melvin Shafer

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home for Melvin S. Shafer, 87, Topeka, who died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house.

He was cremated. Inurnment will be in Rochester Cemetery.

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


Elizabeth Swenson

Elizabeth D. Swenson, 90, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born June 3, 1911, in Williamsburg in Franklin County, to John and Mabel McDowell Davis. She was a secretary for the hospital administrator at the Topeka Veterans Hospital from 1954 until she retired in 1968.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church and Topeka Travel Club. She was a member of the Topeka Woman's Club for 25 years and a past president of the club.

She married Homer Swenson in December 1975. He died in April 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Northcutt, Kansas City, Mo., and Anne Berryman, Topeka; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Swenson was cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. David's Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Woman's Club, 5221 West Drive, 66606 or Huntington's Disease Clinic, 2721 Boulevard Plaza, Wichita, 67211. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Juanita TenEyck

ALMA -- Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Peace United Church of Christ in Alma for Juanita Anne TenEyck, 68, Alma, who died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born July 18, 1933, in Wamego, to Conrad and Elizabeth Jones Gronquist. She graduated from Alma High School in 1951. She was a day care provider and had worked for Hal Weaver Insurance Agency in Alma.

She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Alma and was a 50-year member of Alma Chapter No. 270 of Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Senior Citizens at McFarland and an Extension Homemakers Unit. She had been a Girl Scout and 4-H Club leader.

She married Ralph TenEyck on Oct. 14, 1951, in Alma. He died Dec. 3, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Royce TenEyck, Alma, and Roger TenEyck, Westminster, Colo.; two daughters, Cheryl TenEyck-Crispin, Topeka, and Mary Berroth, Alma; a brother, Bradford Gronquist, Sebastian, Fla.; three sisters, Iryllis "Dee" Puff, Topeka, Miriam Fail, Altoona, and Beverly Papalimu, Hilo, Hawaii; and seven grandchildren.

Alma Chapter No. 270 of the Order of the Eastern Star will conduct graveside services at the United Church of Christ Cemetery in Alma. Mrs. TenEyck will lie in state after 1 p.m. Wednesday at R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the TenEyck Scholarship at the Alma Area Foundation, Peace United Church of Christ in Alma or Senior Citizens at McFarland.


Mary Wessel

SENECA -- Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca for Mary C. Wessel, 85, Seneca, who died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Seneca nursing home, where she had been since June.

She was born Feb. 19, 1916, northeast of Seneca, to Bernard and Elizabeth Dalsing Osterhaus. She attended Liberty School northeast of Seneca and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Seneca. She was instrumental in establishing the school lunch program in Kelly in 1949 and worked for the program until 1956. She later was employed at Evelyn's Cafe, Springer's Variety Store, Farrell's Ben Franklin variety store and for Bob Fair at the Ben Franklin store. She retired in the fall of 1980.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca and St. Ann's Altar Society at the church.

She married Henry B. "Henie" Wessel April 12, 1939, in Seneca. They lived in the Kelly community before they moved to Seneca in 1956. He died Dec. 18, 1995. A granddaughter, Jessica Joane Koelzer, died Sept. 10, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Koelzer, Seneca; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Seneca. A rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Tuesday and a vigil prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Emergency Medical Technicians Association, Seneca, 66538.


Fern Wullschleger

Fern Wullschleger, 83, Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at a Topeka retirement center.

She was born July 14, 1918, in Clyde, to Levi and Olga Lundeen Lundgren. She graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Kan. She spent many years in Kentucky before she returned to Kansas in 1985. She was employed by The University of Kentucky in the nutrition program in the 1960s and 1970s. Since she returned to Topeka, she was a volunteer for several organizations.

She was a member and elder of Guerrant Memorial Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Ky., where she served as organist for many years.

She married Walter W. Wullschleger on Sept. 10, 1939, in Washington. They lived near Winifred in Marshall County where they operated the Wullschleger Saw Mill, manufacturing gun stocks for the Army during World War II. They moved in 1944 to Chicago, where they attended Moody Bible Institute. In 1948, they moved to Jackson, Ky., where they began a long-term ministry in Breathitt County. He died Dec. 30, 1993.

Survivors include a son, David Wullschleger, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Martha "Marty" Rosa, Topeka, Marilyn Wullschleger, Marysville, and Alice Rego, Albuquerque; a brother, Orville Lundgren, Topeka; a sister, Gloria Watkins, Indianapolis; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Marysville City Cemetery. Mrs. Wullschleger will lie in state after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary, where relatives and friends will meet 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 W. 6th, Topeka, 66606.

02 Jan 2002, Wednesday

Velma Cannon

GOFF -- Velma Maxine Cannon, 81, Goff, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at her home.

Services will be announced by Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.


Hazel Cobos

Hazel L. Cobos, 58, Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Cobos was a certified food supervisor. She had been employed in the dietary department at Stormont-Vail Regional HealthCare Center, Memorial Hospital, Presbyterian Manor and the Menninger Foundation before she retired.

She was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Topeka, the daughter of Jose M. and Jesus C. Castardo Luna. She graduated from Hayden High School in 1960 and earned a diploma in food service supervision from the Kaw Area Technical Vocational School.

Mrs. Cobos was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She married Phillip A. Cobos on Aug. 24, 1968, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include four brothers, Joe Luna, Anthony Luna, Peter Luna and Margarto Luna, all of Topeka; and five sisters, Mary Blancas, Isabel Zarazua, Rose Acosta and Francis Luna, all of Topeka, and Sally Munoz, Olathe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cobos will lie in state after 2 p.m. Thursday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a Legion of Mary rosary recited at 6 p.m. will be followed by a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and a Scriptural rosary recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Building Fund or Kansas Dialysis Services and sent in care of the funeral home.


Marvin Crawford

LAWRENCE -- Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence for Marvin L. Crawford, 76, Lawrence. He died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Crawford was a rancher and a truck driver for USI from 1959 to 1973. He also drove a truck for W.A. Dunbar for 10 years before he retired in 1989. He was a safety officer for Mayflower Bus Co. for five years, and he also had worked on the Guard Force at Sunflower Ordinance from 1951 to 1957. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and received two Purple Hearts.

He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Olivet, the son of Raymond F. and Florence M. Conklin Crawford. He moved to Lawrence from Ottawa in 1959.

Mr. Crawford was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he was a former member of Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF&AM and Adah Chapter No. 7 of the Order of the Eastern Star, all in Lawrence.

He married Mary Virginia Tedrow on Jan. 10, 1944, in Ottawa. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Michael L. Crawford, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Jade E. "Betty" Moore, Carol Ann Hout and Rita M. Trybom, all of Lawrence; two sisters, Eula Wadkins and Thelma Brenner, both of Ottawa; a brother, Alvin Crawford, Pomona; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and sent in care of the mortuary.


Juanita Gaswint

BALDWIN CITY -- Juanita Isabel Gaswint, 87, Baldwin City, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at a Baldwin City hospital.

She was born Nov. 20, 1914, in White City, the daughter of James W. and Henrietta W. Dobbins Pickett. She moved to Clay Center in 1923 and lived with the Henry Molyneaux family. She had lived in Baldwin City from 1930 to 1965 and then in Clay Center until she moved to Wellsville in 1985.

Mrs. Gaswint was a member of Swedesburg First Lutheran Church in Clay County, the Senior Citizens groups in Clay Center and Wellsville, the Wellsville United Methodist Church and the Baldwin City Rebekah Lodge.

She married Clifford H. Gaswint on Dec. 12, 1930. He died Sept. 5, 1999. Mrs. Gaswint also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a grandson and a great-grandson.

Survivors include three daughters, Joanne Fiehler, Wellsville, Delores Hall, Techachapi, Calif., and Donna Kasper, Temple, Texas; a son, Warren Gaswint Sr., Jarrell, Texas; a brother; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Swedesburg First Lutheran Church or the Baldwin City Care Center and sent in care of the funeral home.


Mary Gibbs

INDUSTRY -- Mary Ellen Gibbs, 72, Industry, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home. She had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mrs. Gibbs had been a clerk for grocery stores in Industry and Abilene, and she was the secretary for the Longford Rural Fire District for many years.

She was born April 8, 1929, at Idana, the daughter of Ray and Ruth Roberts Mock. She graduated from Clay Center High School in 1947.

Mrs. Gibbs was a member of Industry United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was active in United Methodist Women. She also was a former leader of the Industry Hustler's 4-H Club and a member of the the Trail's End Quilt Guild and Industry Senior Citizens Club.

She married Vernett "Bud" Gibbs on June 8, 1947. He died Aug. 20, 1999.

Survivors two sons, Larry Gibbs, Industry, and Rick Gibbs, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Linda Gibbs, Manhattan; a sister, Marleen Gnadt, Manhattan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Burial will be at the Athelstane Cemetery in Clay County. Mrs. Gibbs will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saline County Dialysis Center or the Industry United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Ethel Harter

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary in Joplin for Ethel Virginia Harter, 88, Joplin. She died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at a Joplin nursing home.

Visitation will be at the mortuary after the services. Later services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Bern, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.


Virginia Holland

HIGHLAND -- Virginia Louise Parker Holland, 74, formerly of Highland, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, in Aurora, Colo.

She was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Highland, the daughter of Eugene and Florence Street Parker. She was raised in Highland and graduated from high school in Highland in 1945. She also attended Highland Junior College. She and her husband lived in many cities across the United States before settling in Colorado.

Mrs. Holland was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Donald Holland on Sept. 3, 1948, in Highland. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, John Holland, Evergreen, Colo.; two daughters, Debra Holland, Denver, and Gina Britton, Lakewood, Colo.; a sister, Helen Gilmore, Highland; and a brother, Charles Parker, Highland.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Holland will lie in state at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Thursday, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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


Robert Hull

FRANKFORT -- Robert L. Hull, 72, Frankfort, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at an Onaga hospital.

Services will be announced by Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton.


Don Long

Services are pending in Topeka for Don Howard Long, 55, Topeka. He died Dec. 17, 2001, in a Hutchinson hospital.

He was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Walter Long and Cornelia Beard. He was raised in Topeka and attended Topeka schools.

Mr. Long was cremated in Wichita under the direction of Kensington Garden Cemetery and Crematory. Burial will be at Topeka Cemetery.


Veta Whiteley

BURLINGTON -- Veta L. Whiteley, 96, Burlington, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Waverly nursing home.

Mrs. Whiteley had taught school in Coffey County and Topeka. Her career included positions in Martindale, No. 4, District 49, Lauderdale, Topeka Unified School District 501 and the Boys Industrial School in Topeka. She also had been a librarian.

She was born Nov. 9, 1905, in LeRoy, the daughter of Jules V. and Martha Jane Vickery Hazen. She was raised in LeRoy and lived for 12 years in Burlington before she moved to Topeka in 1956. She graduated from Washburn University in 1971. She moved back to Burlington six years ago and then to Waverly.

Mrs. Whiteley was a member of Lowman United Methodist Church in Topeka, United Methodist Women, Washburn Alumni, Topeka Area Retired Teachers Association, Kansas Day Women, Federation Women and Helena Chapter No. 210 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a life member of Kansas Retired Teachers. She also was a member of the Senior Citizens Special Olympics in 1999 in bowling and wheelchair races.

She married Wilbur Whiteley on March 3, 1928, in LeRoy. He died May 18, 1968. Mrs. Whiteley also was preceded in death by a son, Jules Harlan Whiteley.

Survivors include two daughters, Carlan Young, Waverly, and Carolan Stickney, Hearne, Texas; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Burlington. Mrs. Whiteley will lie in state after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coffey County Library and sent in care of the funeral home.

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Frances Alumbaugh

Frances Louise Alumbaugh, 98, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Alumbaugh worked for 17 years in the dining room of the Union Pacific Railroad station in North Topeka.

She was born Jan. 6, 1903, in Rogers, Ark., the daughter of Green D. and Harriet Augusta Voltz Sutton. She moved with her family in a covered wagon to Anderson County, Kan., in the summer of 1903. She had lived in Greeley, Garnett and Sutton Valley before she moved to Jackson County in 1920. She moved to Topeka in 1931.

Mrs. Alumbaugh was a member of the United Brethren Church, the Senior Citizens Club, American Association of Retired Persons, the auxiliary to Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the War Dads Auxiliary.

She married Ross W. Alumbaugh on April 22, 1922, in Topeka. He died April 22, 1979. Mrs. Alumbaugh also was preceded in death by a son, Ross Burton Alumbaugh, in October 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth A. Briggs and Beulah M. Holtmeyer, both of Topeka; a son, Waymond D. Alumbaugh, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Alumbaugh will lie in state after 9 a.m. today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 S.W. 29th, Topeka, 66614.


Michael Bausman

OSAGE CITY -- Michael Lee Bausman, 48, Osage City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Bausman was a truck driver and a machine operator at Glendo in Emporia.

He was born Nov. 5, 1953, in Wichita, the son of Clifford David and Leila Estaline Snyder Bausman. He graduated from high school in Americus and attended Kansas State University, Emporia State University and Allen County Community College. He lived most his life in Americus before he moved to Osage City eight years ago.

He married Shirley Ann Unruh on Dec. 2, 1994, in Emporia. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Tonya Crook and Tara Bausman, both of Americus, and Rachel Bausman and Anna Williams, both of Osage City; three sons, Tylor Bausman, Kansas City, Kan., and Gary Williams and Michael Williams, both of Osage City; a sister, Kathy Howard, Americus; and a grandson.

Mr. Bausman was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Jo Crook.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crable Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Osage City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rachel C. Bausman Education Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Leona Bingham

Leona Rae Bingham, 92, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a Topeka care home.

Mrs. Bingham had worked in the printing industry for most her life. She was employed with Myers and Co. and then the J. Hart Printing Co., where she retired in 1971. She also worked in an ammunition factory during World War II and suffered hearing loss during that employment.

She was born May 20, 1909, in Maple Hill, the daughter of Charles Schofield and Verna McCammon Hughes. She was raised on a farm in the Keene and Eskridge area and attended Oakland Grade School and High School.

Mrs. Bingham was a member of West Side Baptist Church and attended East Side Baptist Church in recent years.

She married Wilson Jones, who preceded her in death. She married Joseph Bingham on April 20, 1971, in Topeka. He died Oct. 13, 1986.

Survivors include two nieces and two nephews; several stepchildren; stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Bingham will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

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


Dolores Bowley

OTTAWA -- Dolores A. Bowley, 69, Ottawa, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002.

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


Velma Cannon

GOFF -- Velma Maxine Cannon, 81, Goff, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home.

She was born Nov. 11, 1920, near Goff, the daughter of George David and Norma Adelle Haflich Cannon. She was a lifelong Goff resident, and she had worked as an aide at the Hillside Rest Home in Goff for more than 20 years.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann Kirk, Goff; and two brothers, Donald Cannon, Goff, and Bud Cannon, Sabetha.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Goff United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery near Goff. Miss Cannon will lie in state today at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Home Health and sent in care of the funeral home.


Betty Casner

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Services were Wednesday at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, Calif., for Betty Elaine Casner, 74, Stockton.

She was born April 6, 1927, in Ada, Minn., the daughter of Elisha and Nellie Taylor. She lived in Topeka before moving to Stockton 54 years ago.

She married Charley Casner on July 6, 1945, in Topeka. They were divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Byrd and Dianna Miller, both of Stockton; two sons, Ronald Casner, Stockton, and John Casner, Oroville, Calif.; a brother, Lawrence Taylor, Stockton; two sisters, Patricia Van Zant, Stockton, and Dorothy Rogers, Hesperia, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home in Lodi was in charge of arrangements.


Keith Daugherty

Keith R. Daugherty, 77, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Daugherty was a self-employed truck driver and had worked for Hankamers Excavating, Quality Excavating and then Hermann's Excavating until he retired in 1975.

He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Glen Elder, the son of Earl C. Daugherty and Wilma C. Francis Daugherty. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1942 and lived most his life in Topeka.

Mr. Daugherty was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Topeka.

He married Virginia J. Woodford on Feb. 12, 1944, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Terry Daugherty, Lawrence; a daughter, Sandra Currier, Topeka; a brother, Max Daugherty, Phoenix; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Daugherty was cremated. Memorial services are pending at Davidson Funeral Home.

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


Earl Dutcher

Earl "Melvin" Dutcher, 57, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Services will be announced by Davidson Funeral Home.


Mary Fanning

BURLINGAME -- Mary Rosalie "Rose" Fanning, 68, Burlingame, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at her sister's home in Burlingame.

She was born May 6, 1933, in Houston, the daughter of Mary Clark and William Murray. She was raised in Shreveport, La., and had lived in Burlingame for several years.

Mrs. Fanning had been a waitress and worked for Jess and Jim's Steakhouse in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Eugene Kloss on Feb. 28, 1950, in Shreveport, La. They were divorced. She later married Grover Fanning on July 17, 1973, in Kansas City, Mo. He died July 20, 1991.

Survivors include a son, Robert W. Kloss, Pompano Beach, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Diana Houghton and Linda Todd, both of Gravois Mills, Mo., and Kate Clever, Overland Park; a sister, Roberta Bailey, Burlingame; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carey Funeral Home in Burlingame. Burial will be at the Burlingame Cemetery. Mrs. Fanning will lie in state from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 635 S. Main St., Ottawa, 66067-2805.


Raymond Fox

Raymond H. Fox, 71, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Fox was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years and had served in various offices of the National Association of Letter Carriers, including a year as president, before he retired in 1988. He also served as a sergeant in the Army during the Korean War.

He was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Baileyville, the son of Albert H. and Elizabeth J. Bokern Fox.

Mr. Fox was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 534, a member of the Moose Lodge No. 555, Topeka North Post No. 400 of the American Legion and Harrah's Platinum Club.

He married Margaret Ann "Margie" Keating on Sept. 2, 1950. She died March 19, 1982.

Survivors include a significant other, Darlene R. Dorr, Topeka; four sons, Michael R. Fox and Daniel L. Fox, both of Topeka, Stephen J. Fox, Oskaloosa, and Gregory A. Fox, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Pamela S. Mehrhof, Lake Wabaunsee; a brother, Benny Fox, Holton; three sisters, Millie Oenbring, Seneca, Sister Aurelia Fox, Atchison, and Loretta A. Fox, Edmund, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Assumption. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Blaine. Mr. Fox will lie in state after 2 p.m. Friday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. and a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606; or Assumption Catholic Church, 204 S.W. 8th, Topeka, 66603.


Irene Gandy

Irene L. Gandy, 77, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.

Mrs. Gandy had been a secretary for Hill's Pet Nutrition and later worked at the Supply Depot and at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

She was born March 27, 1924, in Topeka, the daughter of George A. and Marguerite S. Bowser. She graduated from Seaman High School and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Mrs. Gandy was a member of Prime Timers, the Treasure Doll Club and the Shawnee County Landlord's Association. She attended First Assembly of God Church.

She married Alvin C. Gandy on March 16, 1950, in Topeka. He died in 1969.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert J. Bowser, Meriden, and James Jacob Bowser, Topeka; and a sister, Margaret Gean Kessinger, Topeka.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Gandy will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

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


Paul Gillenwater

Paul Lee Gillenwater, 43, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Gillenwater was a welder for Taylor Forge in Paola for 19 years. He was employed with Capitol Iron in Topeka at the time of his death.

He was born Jan. 3, 1958, in Casablanca, Africa, the son of Jay Gillenwater Sr. and Pauline Waggoner Gillenwater. He moved with his family to the United States later in 1958, and the family settled in Osawatomie. He lived in Ottawa and Emporia, and he attended school in Topeka. He earned the General Education Development certificate in 1976.

He married Deana Cox on Aug. 18, 1976. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Paul Gillenwater Jr., Dustin R. Gillenwater and Jake Gillenwater, all of Topeka; a sister, Debbie Davis, Topeka; a brother, Jay Gillenwater, Topeka; three half-brothers, Shawn Sawyer, Mike Sawyer and Pat Sawyer, all of Topeka; his mother, Pauline Sawyer, Topeka; and a grandson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


Cleo Hahn

CANEY -- Cleo L. Hahn, 91, Caney, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at an Ottawa retirement village.

Services will be announced by Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett.


Mae Hoerman

LEONARDVILLE -- Mae Hoerman, 84, formerly of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mrs. Hoerman was a clerk at the Leonardville Farmers Union Grocery Store many years ago.

She was born April 5, 1917, in Leonardville, the daughter of Edwin and Anna Berggren Johnson.

Mrs. Hoerman was a member of the Walsburg Lutheran Church, and she had been a volunteer caller for the Clay Center REA.

She married Wilbert Hoerman on Oct. 2, 1954, in Leonardville. He died Nov. 18, 1979.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Hoerman, Sublette; a daughter, Loretta Hoerman, Topeka; and a sister, Alice Fagerberg, Leonardville.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walsburg Lutheran Church northeast of Leonardville. Burial will be at the Walsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Hoerman will lie in state at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walsburg Lutheran Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Lucy Hoffecker

OVERBROOK -- Lucy Belle Hoffecker, 83, Overbrook, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Hoffecker was a cook at the delicatessen at Falley's in Topeka from 1969 to 1985.

She was born April 25, 1918, in Dewey, Okla., the daughter of Arthur Isaac and Ollie Mae Monger Newberry. She attended school in Coffeyville, Kan. She lived in Lawrence from 1947 to 1968 and moved to Carbondale in 1969 and then to Overbrook in 1971.

Mrs. Hoffecker was a member of the League of Women Bowlers Association in Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, her first husband, Walter Grey, and her second husband, Gerald M. Hoffecker.

Survivors include four daughters, Billie Ann Began, Whittier, Calif., Patricia L. Brooks and Geri Jo Coffman, both of Lawrence, and Jeanette S. Bond, Gate, Okla.; a companion of more than 30 years, Robert A. Sowers, Overbrook; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will be at the Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Hoffecker will lie in state after 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Overbrook, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library or the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home.


Robert Hull

FRANKFORT -- Robert L. Hull, 72, Frankfort, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at an Onaga hospital.

Mr. Hull and his wife owned and operated the Irving Lumber Co. until 1957 and later operated a plumbing and trenching business in Frankfort. He and his wife opened Bob Hull Inc. in 1980 and specialized in telephone utility construction and remained active in the business until recently. He also had served for several years on the Frankfort City Council and the Unified School District 380 board of education.

He was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Irving, the son of Lawrence and Mary Floyd Hull. He graduated from Irving High School in 1947 and attended Kansas State University.

Mr. Hull was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 167 in Frankfort, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, Kansas York Rite, Arab Shrine in Topeka, the NEMAR Shrine Club, Moose Lodge No. 1403 in Marysville, Frankfort Community Care Home board, the State Independent Telephone Association, and the Power and Communications Contractors Association. He was a former member of the Frankfort Lions Club.

He married Carlene Strand on July 4, 1951, in Blue Rapids. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Jane Dunlap, Beattie; three sons, Robert Daniel Hull, Salina, David W. Hull, Wamego, and Richard T. Hull, Frankfort; a sister, Nancy Jane Henderson, Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, William Hull, Blue Rapids, Floyd Hull, Concordia, and Lloyd Hull, Waterville; and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Hull was cremated. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Hull will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. Inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery south of Blue Rapids will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Hull Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton.


Verlee Jackson

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Verlee R. Jackson, 75, Fort Worth, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at a North Richland Hills, Texas, hospital.

She was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Paxico, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Rosa Zeller. She graduated from Paxico High School. She moved to Fort Worth from Topeka several years ago.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Fort Worth.

She married Glenn Jackson in Topeka. He died in 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Glaze, Saginaw, Texas, and Carol Burton, Fort Worth, Texas; a son, James Jackson, Granbury, Texas; a brother, Donald Zeller, Paxico; a sister, Katherine Hamm, Beatrice, Neb.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas, 76147.


Bonnie Johnson

GARNETT -- Bonnie M. Johnson, 96, Shrewsbury, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in Shrewsbury.

Services will be announced by Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett.


Pamela Joyce

LAWRENCE -- Pamela J. "Pam" Joyce, 59, Lawrence, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Topeka care center.

Mrs. Joyce had assisted her husband in his optometric practice for many years.

She was born July 13, 1942, in Imperial, Neb., the daughter of Bruce and Esther Hare Ressler. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb., in 1964. She moved to Lawrence from Wauneta, Neb., in 1965. She earned a master's degree in physical education from The University of Kansas in 1967.

Mrs. Joyce was a member of the Delta Zeta social sorority, the Women's Auxiliary to the Kansas Optometric Association, the PEO Sisterhood and First United Methodist Church.

She married Gary L. Joyce on Nov. 24, 1966, in Wauneta, Neb. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Megan Joyce, Leesville, N.C., and Erin Awalt, Joliet, Ill.; two sons, Patrick Joyce, Lawrence, and Jeffery Joyce, Clayton, Mo.; a brother, Dorsey Ressler, Littleton, Colo.; a stepbrother, Eddie Arenz, Wauneta, Neb.; two stepsisters, Ann Martin, Seattle, and Jeri Ruth Schluckebier, Lincoln, Neb.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, 917 N. Michigan, Suite 1100, Chicago, Ill., 60611, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.


Ramon Lawrence

BURLINGTON -- Ramon Lawrence, 71, Burlington, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Lawrence worked for his father in the M&L Grocery Store in Burlington until he and Harold Ziegler purchased the store in 1963 and operated it as the Z&L Market until 1989. He earlier had worked on a pipeline in Louisiana, and he served in the Navy.

He was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Burlington, the son of Teryl and Ruth Long Lawrence. He was raised in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1948.

Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, Burlington Rotary and Burlington Chamber of Commerce. He was on the committee that spearheaded the Burlington revitalization project. He also served on the Coffey County Airport Board, and he was a recreational pilot. Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Rock Creek Country Club and a volunteer at the Coffey County Museum.

He married Jean Austin. They were divorced. He married Sue Ann Newsome on June 9, 1972, in Burlington. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Catherine Suzanne Reams, Neosho Rapids, Kimberly Ann Lawrence, El Dorado, Pamela Newkirk, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Patricia Arck, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Grant Newsome III, Green Bay, Wis.; a sister, Darlene Jones, Atlanta; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lawrence was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindi Gum.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Burlington. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Burlington. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Ramon Lawrence Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of Jones Funeral Home in Burlington.


Ethel Luthi

WAKEFIELD -- Ethel Marie Luthi, 88, Wakefield, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Wakefield nursing home.

Mrs. Luthi and her husband farmed in the Wakefield area.

She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Broughton, the daughter of Akin and Essa Loretta Insley Sherbert, and she was raised in the Broughton community.

Mrs. Luthi was a member of the auxiliary to Republican Valley Post No. 7774 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cresent Rebekah Lodge No. 2248 and the Wakefield Museum Association.

She married Herman Theodore Luthi on July 21, 1935, in Clay Center. He died June 22, 1981. Mrs. Luthi also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Neta Pearl Luthi.

Survivors include five sons, Ted Luthi, Jerry Luthi and Raymond Luthi, all of Wakefield, Merlin Luthi, Leonardville, and Tom Luthi, Topeka; five daughters, Anna Marie Ullmer and Joy Shandy, both of Milford, Rose Mary Busko, Maryville, Tenn., Christy Hayes, Manhattan, and Patsy Maxon, St. John; a sister, Velma Handley, Clay Center; her stepmother, Mary Townsend Herbert, Clay Center; two stepbrothers, Bill Sherbert and Dwight Sherbert, both of Clay Center; six stepsisters, Ruth Annis, Oakley, Janet Waters, in Arizona, Adela Ferrer, Oak Hill, Sue Miller, in Texas, Kay Kreifels, in Nebraska, and Ann Smith, in Arizona; 28 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Clay Center. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Wakefield. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wakefield Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakefield Museum or the Republican Valley Farm Museum and sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th, Clay Center, Kan., 67432.


Bertha McCallum

COTTONWOOD FALLS -- Bertha C. McCallum, 97, formerly of Matfield Green, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in a Radcliff, Ky., nursing home.

Mrs. McCallum taught school in Chase County for three years and later was a clerk in the Kansas State University Extension Department. She worked in the Manhattan Bible College from 1976 to 1985.

She was born July 12, 1904, in Matfield Green, the daughter of Levi and Emma Hicks Jones.

Mrs. McCallum was a member of the Blue Valley United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Manhattan, and a former member of the New Century Club in Matfield Green.

She married Robert D. McCallum on July 22, 1925, in Towanda. He died in 1957. Mrs. McCallum also was preceded in death by a son, Dean McCallum.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Boyd, Lillian, Ala.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Burial will be at the Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green. Mrs. McCallum will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

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


Minnie Mitchell

Minnie Elizabeth Mitchell, 81, Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 31, at her home.

Mrs. Mitchell was an optician for American Optical for 17 years before she retired in 1962.

She was born May 19, 1920, in northern Lyon County, the daughter of James Albert and Nellie Elizabeth Atkins Cropp. She attended high school at Miller and lived most her life in Topeka.

Mrs. Mitchell was a life member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Topeka.

She married Herbert Lee Brown in May 1941. They were divorced. She married Lee L. Mitchell on April 14, 1962, in Topeka. He died Dec. 23, 1992. Mrs. Mitchell also was preceded in death by an infant son, Herbert Lee Brown Jr., on May 29, 1942.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Griffiths, Topeka; a son, James W. Brown, Singapore; two sisters, Edith M. Stowe and Ruby A. Holt, both of Topeka; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell will lie in state at the mortuary after noon Sunday, where visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, 66601-1653.


Pauline Morris

LYNDON -- Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon for Pauline Morris, 87, formerly of Lyndon. She died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Kerrville, Texas, nursing home.

Mrs. Morris had been a clerk in the Osage County Clerk's office in Lyndon for several years. She also had been a secretary for the Bill Cathey Insurance Office in Kerrville, Texas.

She was born Jan. 11, 1914, in Osborne County, Kan., the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Russum Gray. She lived for many years in Quenemo before she moved to Kerrville, Texas, in 1977.

Mrs. Morris was a member of Quenemo United Methodist Church and St. Paul's Methodist Church in Kerrville, Texas.

She married Maurice J. Morris on Dec. 29, 1946, in Quenemo. He died Jan. 26, 1981.

Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Quenemo. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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


Roy Pressel

Roy O. Pressel, 73, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospice house. He had cancer.

He was born Feb. 12, 1928, the son of Edwin and May Pressel. He moved to Topeka in 1988. He will be best remembered for his handmade birdhouses and squirrel feeders.

Among survivors are four daughters, Debra Jens, Anna Thomas, Sandra Bruss and Bonnie Pressel, all of Appleton, Wis.; a son, Thomas Pressel, Appleton, Wis.; four brothers, James Pressel, Terrebonne, Ore., and Clinton Pressel, Clarence Pressel and Walt Pressel, all of Oregon City, Ore.; a sister, Norene Erickson, Salem, Ore.; and children by an earlier marriage whose names and addresses are unavailable.

No services are planned. Mr. Pressel donated his body to The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City for research.

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


Helen Sanderson

Helen M. Sanderson, 82, formerly of Meriden, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at her home in Overbrook.

Services will be announced by Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka.


Harold Smith

CLAY CENTER -- Harold Jackson Smith, 82, formerly of Clay Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at an Austin, Texas, hospital.

Mr. Smith farmed in the Four Mile community in Clay Center until 1970.

He was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Clay Center, the son of Floyd and Laura Hemphill Smith. He moved to Austin, Texas, from Clay Center in 1995.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He married Florence Loraine Bullimore on May 1, 1945. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, David Smith, Austin, Texas; and a daughter, Laura Smith, Houston.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Smith will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home.


Steven Stice

Steven Leroy Stice, 48, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a Topeka care center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1953, in Parsons, the son of Merle Leroy and Virginia Hatcher Stice. He was a resident client of the Kansas Neurological Institute.

Survivors include his mother, Virginia Stice, Topeka; and a sister, Julia Womochil, Abilene.

Cremation is planned with the Shawnee County Crematory. No services are scheduled.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Diego Velasquez

MARYSVILLE -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Marysville for Diego Velasquez, 20, formerly of Marysville. He was killed in an automobile accident near Paxico on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002.

Burial will be at the church cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville is in charge of arrangements.


Elfrieda Westerhouse

EUDORA -- Elfrieda Westerhouse, 95, Eudora, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a Eudora nursing home.

Among survivors is a son, Robert Westerhouse.

Services will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.


Tobe Yoder

GARNETT -- Tobe J. Yoder, 82, Garnett, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at a Garnett nursing home.

Mr. Yoder farmed in the Garnett area for many years.

He was born June 27, 1919, in Weatherford, Okla., the son of John A. Yoder Sr. and Barbara Yoder Yoder.

He married Millie N. Yoder. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Edward T. Yoder and Lester Yoder, both of Welda, Fred Yoder, Chouteau, Okla., and Harvey Yoder, Millersburg, Ind.; three daughters, Fern Yoder, Hutchinson, Ellen Beachy, Leon, Iowa, and Lorene Kramer, Richmond, Mo.; two brothers, Amos Yoder, Grove City, Minn., and John A. Yoder Jr., Hutchinson; and a sister, Anna, Kalona, Iowa.

Mr. Yoder was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Ray Yoder, and a stillborn grandson.

Services were Wednesday at the Yoder residence in Welda. Burial was in the Amish Cemetery in Garnett.

Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett was in charge of arrangements.

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Elsie Flott

EMPORIA -- Elsie E. Flott, 90, Emporia, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at an Emporia nursing home.

Mrs. Flott had worked at the Meadowview Care Center in Emporia.

She was born Nov. 21, 1911, at Neosho Rapids, the daughter of Michael and Emma Michelfelder O'Mara.

Mrs. Flott was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia, the Secular Franciscans, the Rosary Altar Society and the Union Home Demonstration Unit, all in Emporia.

She married John William Flott on Feb. 6, 1937, in Emporia. He died Feb. 19, 1982. Mrs. Flott also was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Flott, in February 1992, and a granddaughter, Leigh Ann Flott.

Survivors include two sons, John W. Flott Jr., Emporia, and Henry Michael Flott, McLean, Va.; a daughter, Rose Ann Weeks, St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Ann Morrow, Madison, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia. Burial will be at the church cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart School or the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Thomas Glynn Sr.

WAMEGO -- Thomas Omer "Buddy" Glynn Sr., 77, Wamego, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house. He had cancer.

Mr. Glynn served in the Army Air Corps Seventh Bombardment Group in the India-Burma theater during World War II. He worked in civil service at Fort Riley, where he retired from communications headquarters in 1985. He earlier had managed the Glynn Orchards west of Wamego and the Glynn Ben Franklin Store in Wamego.

He was born April 18, 1924, in Wamego, the son of Earl Francis and Anna Elizabeth Thorpe Glynn. He graduated from Wamego Rural High School in 1942.

Mr. Glynn was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also had been active in music, participating in the band in high school and the Army band, as well as in a jazz band in the 1950s. He had an amateur radio operation.

He married Katherine Towle on Jan. 24, 1950, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Tom Glynn Jr., Wamego, Bill Glynn, Topeka, and Earl Glynn II, Overland Park; three daughters, Jean Figge, Wamego, Paula Glynn, Sabetha, and Anne Foltz, Topeka; a sister, Joan Weissbeck, Topeka; and 13 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Wamego. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Mr. Glynn will lie in state at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego after 1 p.m. today where a prayer service at 7 p.m. will be followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House of Topeka, St. Bernard's Religious Fund or the Microfilm Reader at Wamego Public Library and sent in care of the funeral home.


Nancy Goyette

EMPORIA -- Nancy Arlene Goyette, 48, Emporia, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Goyette cleaned houses until she became disabled 11 years ago.

She was born Feb. 21, 1954, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Carol Seaverson Walker.

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

She married Willie David Smith Jr. on June 23, 1970. She later married Ricky Len Goyette on Sept. 8, 1990, in Emporia. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Shane Smith, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Shannon Holt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Leslie Walker and Paul Walker; and two grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jehovah's Witness and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.


Kathleen Housholder

Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Housholder, 45, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1956, in Topeka, the daughter of Nicholas A. Calabrese Sr. and Lucille F. McCleary Calabrese. She graduated from Seaman High School and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Mrs. Housholder was a member of Assumption Catholic Church.

She married William J. Housholder on May 15, 1976, in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Joseph William Housholder, Topeka; her parents, Nicholas A. and Lucille Calabrese Sr.; two sisters, Tena Bengtson and Theresa Droge, both of Topeka, and a brother, Nicholas A. Calabrese Jr., Topeka.

A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery. Mrs. Housholder will lie in state after 1 p.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1315 S.W. Arrowhead Road, Topeka, 66604.


Daniel Jesch Sr.

CHAPMAN -- Daniel Eugene Jesch Sr., 68, Chapman, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Junction City hospital.

Mr. Jesch served in the Army from 1953 until he retired at Fort Knox, Ky., on March 31, 1976. He later worked for Unified School District 473 until 1997.

He was born Oct. 26, 1933, in Atwood, the son of Mathias Theodore and Marie Haller Jesch. He graduated from Abby Catholic High School in Canon City, Colo., in 1952.

Mr. Jesch was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus in Chapman, Chapman Post No. 240 of the American Legion, Post No. 10509 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled Veterans Chapter in Junction City.

He married Mary Louise Loudon on Oct. 30, 1954, in Augsburg, Germany. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald Dean Jesch, Ponca City, Okla., and Daniel Eugene Jesch Jr., Conway Springs; four daughters, Catherine Josephine Wright, Vine Grove, Ky., Patricia Ann McMillan, Chapman, Peggy Sue Croft, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Mary Louise Grelk, Albuquerque, N.M.; and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Jesch was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Grace Grelk.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Chapman. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Chapman. Mr. Jesch will lie in state from Saturday until service time at Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman, where a rosary and scriptural vigil followed by visitation will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Chapman and sent in care of funeral chapel.


Garland Lewis

Garland K. Lewis, 88, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka care facility.

Ms. Lewis was a nurse and had worked at Menninger from 1934 to 1942. She served as director of nursing at Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium in Rockville, Md., from 1946 to 1948 and at Pinel Foundation in Seattle from 1949 to 1958. She was director of the National League for Nursing from 1958 to 1962. She had been an associate professor at the University of Minnesota from 1962 to 1967 and at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1970. She was director of an Episcopalian Care Facility in Washington, D.C., until 1972 and a consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health from 1967 to 1982. She also served in the Navy Corps from 1942 to 1946.

She was born July 4, 1913, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Ernest and Ida Dyer Lewis. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1931 and earned a nursing diploma from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in 1934. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Washington in 1952 and a master's degree from the University of Washington in 1957. She retired to Sun City West, Ariz., where she lived until she moved to Topeka in 1998.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at Sun City, Ariz., at a later date. Inurnment will be at the Church of the Advent Columbarium in Sun City West, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stormont-Vail Foundation, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, 66604, to help fund nursing scholarships.


Mary Little

CONCORDIA -- Mary Margarette Laman Little, 86, Concordia, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Concordia nursing home.

Mrs. Little had worked for several banks and savings and loan companies in the El Paso, Texas, area before she retired in 1981. She earlier had worked for a bank in Manhattan and a construction company in Dallas. She also also taught school one year at Carmel Rural School.

She was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Rice, the daughter of Charley E. and Penelope T. McDonough Laman. She attended rural grade school and graduated from Concordia High School in 1935. She graduated from Grand Island Business College in Hastings, Neb., in 1937. She moved back to Concordia from Texas in 1991.

Mrs. Little was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was past president of the Pilot's Club in El Paso, Texas. She was a 50-year member of the Concordia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Cecil R. Little on June 11, 1962 in Truth or Consequences, N.M. They were divorced.

Survivors include a brother, Joe Laman, Hays; and a sister, Nora Larsen, Concordia.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Laman Scholarship Fund at Cloud County Community College.

Nutter Mortuary in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.


Dennis Lynch

Dennis Wayne Lynch, 60, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Lynch was a floral designer for Stanley Hayes Florist and Rosemary Gardens before he retired in 1967 due to health reasons.

He was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Auburn, the son of Arthur W. and Lula J. Atwood Lynch. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1960 and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

He married Sheila K. Wegele in Lyndon. They were divorced.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Lou Torres, Emporia; two stepsons, Robert K. Weakland and Gary A. Weakland, both of Topeka; two brothers, Paul H. Lynch and Steve L. Lynch, both of Berryton; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel. Burial will be at Auburn Cemetery. Mr. Lynch will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 5350 S.W. 17th, Topeka, 66614.


Elmer Marschman

MARYSVILLE -- Elmer H. Marschman, 81, Marysville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Marschman farmed near Daykin, Neb., until 1967. He was district manager for Archer Petroleum in Marysville from 1961 to 1986. He was stationed in Japan in the Army during World War II.

He was born March 15, 1921, in Daykin, Neb., the son of Ben and Emma Drees Maschman. He graduated from high school in Daykin, Neb., and moved to Marysville in 1967.

Mr. Marschman was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, SMNY Post No. 163, Crosstrailer Square Dance Club, the Black Squirrel Camping Club in Marysville and the Golden Rockers Camping Club in Fairbury, Neb.

He married Irene Brunkow on Dec. 3, 1944. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Dennis Marschman , Olathe, Kent Marschman, Lincoln, Neb., and Donn Marschman, Eagle, Neb.; a daughter, Janice Strobbe, Bennet, Neb.; a brother, Loren Marschman, Arlington Heights, Ill.; six sisters, Minnie Scheele and Doris Kugel, both of Fairbury, Neb., Velma Hohensee, Lincoln, Neb., Edna Jordening, Beatrice, Neb., Darlene Schweer, Daykin, Neb., and Eleanor Schwan, DeWitt, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Burial will be in Marysville City Cemetery. Mr. Marschman will lie in state at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m.


Marlene Mathews

JUNCTION CITY -- Services were Monday at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Overland Park for Marlene A. Mathews, 62, formerly of Junction City. She died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at her home in Overland Park.

Mrs. Mathews had been a nurses aide for several years.

She was born April 13, 1939, in Elizabethtown, Ky., the daughter of William F. and Lucille Wessel Marth.

She married Richard Mathews on April 3, 1960, in Junction City. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Lucille Marth, Jeffersonville, Ind.; a son, Todd Mathews, Clifton Park, N.Y.; two daughters, Jamie Taylor, Kansas City, Mo., and Ginger Mathews-Cook, Overland Park; a sister, Linda Schmidt, Sellersberg, Ind.; and three grandchildren.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th, Topeka, 66606; or to the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604.


Helen Metzger

McLOUTH -- Helen C. Metzger, 88, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of McLouth, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital.

Mrs. Metzger was a nurse for more than 20 years at the Kansas City, Mo., Veterans Administration. She retired in 1979.

She was born April 7, 1913, in McLouth, the daughter of Conrad H. and Lou Emma Reeves Aull. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School and attended college in Denver. She received a nursing degree from The University of Kansas. She lived in DeSoto before she moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1989.

She married Marlin F. "Doc" Metzger. He died Feb. 13, 1974. Mrs. Metzger also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jane M. Metzger, in 1933, and a son, Carl Metzger, March 10, 1990.

Survivors include five grandsons and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Metzger will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


Charlotte Minyard

LA MESA, Calif. -- Charlotte Anne Hooker Minyard, 86, La Mesa, Calif., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at a San Diego hospital.

She was born May 12, 1915, in Bendena, Kan., the daughter of Howard and Minnie Whittaker Ramsey.

Mrs. Minyard was director of Foreign Intelligence in the Department of the Navy during World War II.

She was a member of the College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego.

She married James R. Hooker, who preceded her in death. She later married William Minyard. He survives.

Other survivors include a sister, Mary Morrison, Osborn, Mo.; and a stepdaughter, Linda Isbell, Flowermound, Texas.

Services were at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego.


Joseph Mock

OTTAWA -- Joseph Raymond Mock, 88, Wellsville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Mock farmed his entire life and had been a carpenter in the Lawrence area in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was born April 10, 1913, in Imes, the son of George and Mary Imes Mock. He graduated from Rantoul High School in 1932 and had lived north of Ottawa for 50 years.

Mr. Mock was a member of Tauy Baptist Church.

He married Alma F. Ball on Sept. 23, 1936, in Missouri. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kay Falley, Topeka, and Karen Sue Kelsey, Shawnee Mission; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mock was cremated. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tauy Baptist Church or Midland Hospice and sent in care of the mortuary.


Jan Morgan

DWIGHT -- Jan Christine Morgan, 36, Dwight, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Salina hospital.

She was born Jan. 19, 1966, in Junction City, the daughter of Calvin and Elinor Fulton Morgan.

Miss Morgan attended Dwight Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Daughters of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dwight. She was a former member of Jobs Daughters and served as an assistant Girl Scout leader and had taught Bible school.

Survivors include her parents, Calvin and Elinor Morgan, Dwight; a sister, Gayla Swinney, Kennewick, Wash.; and four brothers, Steve Morgan and Jeff Morgan, both of Emporia, Jim Morgan, Manhattan, and Kris Morgan, Dwight.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dwight Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Dwight Cemetery. Miss Morgan will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Chapel of the Flint Hills, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the funeral chapel.


Lee Norris

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lowman United Methodist Church in Topeka for Lee V. Norris, 68, Topeka. He died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz.

Mr. Norris was an administrator at Highland Park High School with Topeka Unified School District 501 from 1967 until he retired in 1992.

Earlier services were Monday at the Chapel of Dorr and Clark Funeral Home in Falls City, Neb. Burial will be at Steele Cemetery in Falls City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hearn Children's Education Fund or to Lowman United Methodist Church, S.W. 15th and Gage Boulevard, Topeka, 66604.


Jane Philips

TULSA, Okla. -- Jane W. Philips, 74, Tulsa, died Feb. 20, 2002, at a Tulsa hospital.

She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Claude and Harriet J. Wood. She grew up in Lyndon, Kan., and graduated from Lyndon High School. She attended Emporia State Teachers College, Big Bend Community College and Tulsa Community College.

Mrs. Philips was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa and the PEO Sisterhood. She was a volunteer for Red Cross.

She married Dr. Alfred M. Philips. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Dale Philips, Dallas, Glenn Philips, Kansas City, and Craig Philips, Tulsa; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services were Feb. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Emporia.


Howard Pine

LAWRENCE -- Howard Hayes Pine, 88, Lawrence, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Lawrence hospital.

Mr. Pine owned and operated Pine's Market from 1947 to 1951 and he started selling fireworks with Pine's Fireworks in 1948. The stand still to operates each July. He worked for Sunflower Ammunition Plant and The University of Kansas. He also had been a union carpenter for area construction companies and he opened Pine's Greenhouse in 1962, which today is operated by Gerald Pine.

He was born Oct. 22, 1913, in Lawrence, the son of Roscoe and Kate Fincher Pine.

Mr. Pine was a life member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a 25-year member of the Sertoma Club. He also served for several years as a board member of the White School in North Lawrence.

He married Leta McCann on April 5, 1936, in Lawrence. She died Sept. 2, 1999. Mr. Pine also was preceded in death by two infant sons, Harold Pine and Edward Pine.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin Pine, James Pine and Gerald Pine, all of Lawrence; a sister, Velma Skinner, Lawrence; two brothers, Ernest Pine, Lawrence, and Loren Pine, Lyons; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Pine will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

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


Pattricia Riebeling

LEAVENWORTH -- Pattricia Anne Riebeling, 74, Leavenworth, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Riebeling was a registered nurse and had worked for the Veterans Administration's Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth and the Leavenworth County Infirmary.

She was born June 8, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Perry L. and Kathleen Mae Abbott Black. She graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Mrs. Riebeling was a member of St. Casimir Church, Byington Chapter No. 177 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the auxiliaries to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles Aerie.

She married Edward Joseph Riebeling on Nov. 27, 1968, in St. Joseph, Mo. He died Jan. 4, 2002.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Dianne Jones, Topeka; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Casimir Church in Leavenworth. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the church, where a rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir Church.

Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth is in charge of arrangements.


Harold Shomber

OTTAWA -- Harold Shomber, 94, Ottawa, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at an Overland Park hospital.

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


Charles W. Snook

Charles W. "Sonny" Snook, 73, Topeka, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at home.

Mr. Snook was a construction contractor with his father and he later owned and operated Snook and Son Construction Co. in Topeka. He also managed the Hide-Out Club in North Topeka. He worked part-time with the grounds maintenance crew at Memorial Park Cemetery as a young man.

He was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Topeka, the son of Charles E. and Helen Marie Fultz Snook. He attended Topeka schools and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

He married Dorothy Mae Duesler. They were divorced.

Mr. Snook was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Snook, on Feb. 26, 1974, and J. Joe Snook, on July 7, 1984, and a stepson, Danny H. Falley, on May 23, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond E. Snook and Bryan D. Snook, both of Topeka; three daughters, Cindy L. Bailey and Kristi L. Shaw, both of Topeka, and Jenna R. Snook, in California; a brother, Phillip LeRoy Snook, Topeka; four sisters, Dorothy Long, Ruth Newman and Lucille Smith, all of Topeka, and Ruby Whiteside, Hoyt; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Snook was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home Health Care and sent in care of the funeral home.


Vernon Strahm

SABETHA -- Vernon A. Strahm, 70, Sabetha, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at an Overland Park hospital.

He was born in Sabetha to Aaron and Frieda Liechti Strahm. He had lived in Bern.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Leawood United Methodist Church, 2915 W. 95th, Leawood. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bern Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Popkess Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leawood United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Bern High School Scholarship Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Fern Trego

SOLOMON -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home in Solomon for Fern E. Trego, 75, Overbrook. She died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at an Overbrook nursing home.

She was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Solomon, the daughter of John E. and Cora M. Srack Wood. She was reared in Prosser, Wash., where she graduated from Prosser High School. She had lived in Topeka for many years before she moved to Overbrook 20 years ago.

Mrs. Trego was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Solomon.

She married Paul M. Trego in January 1950. He died in 1965.

Survivors include a son, Paul Dale Trego, Overbrook; a daughter, Susan Hastings, Topeka; five brothers, Carl Wood and Vernon Dale Wood, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Leland Wood, Eugene, Ore., Kenneth Wood, Ootewah, Tenn., and Wayne Wood, West Allis, Wis.; a sister, Pauline Hemmy, Salina; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Darrell Urban

CLAY CENTER -- Darrell Dean Urban, 73, Clay Center, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Urban worked for the Clay Center Police Department from 1957 to 1963 and for the Overland Park Police Department from 1963 until he retired in 1985. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Como, the son of Cledis and Alma Haukenberry Urban. He graduated from Clay Center High School and studied political science at The University of Kansas. He later graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy's DEA Branch. He moved back to Clay Center after he retired.

Mr. Urban was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, past commander of both Post No. 101 of the American Legion and Post No. 3387 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was past president of the Clay Center City Council.

He married Helen Craig on Jan. 19, 1951, in Morganville. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kay Osthoff, Clay Center, and Barbara Bartling, Leawood; a brother, Clifford Urban, Clay Center; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clay Center. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Mr. Urban will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center.

Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Meadowlark Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Wayne Warner

Wayne L. Warner, 82, Topeka, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Warner was a State Farm Insurance agent for 33 years. He served in the Army in Alaska during World War II.

He was born March 14, 1920, in Meriden, the son of Lorain D. and Mildred I. Asher Warner. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1938 and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at Washburn University in 1947.

Mr. Warner was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

He married Korean J. Kehmeier on Jan. 21, 1949, in Topeka. She died Dec. 13, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Palace, Topeka, and Beverly Young, Overland Park; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Warner will lie in state after 3 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Wayne L. Warner Memorial Fund, Washburn University Athletics Department, 1700 S.W. College Ave., Topeka, 66621; or to the Alzheimer's Association, Topeka Local Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, 66601.


Lucille Widsteen

Lucille C. Widsteen, 85, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.

Mrs. Widsteen was an artist and florist and had owned and operated a gift shop in Colorado Springs, Colo., for several years. She also was a pianist for Wanamaker Baptist Church for more than 15 years. She received a Presidential Medal of Honor in 1974 for saving the lives of passengers on a bus traveling on Interstate 70. The bus driver was stricken with a heart attack and she took over control of the bus. Her award and story are on display at the Kansas Museum of History.

She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Burlingame, the daughter of Raymond and Ella Agnes Stewart Michael. She graduated from Seaman High School and lived most of her life in Topeka.

Mrs. Widsteen was a member of Artists Associate and an Optimist Club in Topeka.

She married Charles E. Widsteen in Topeka. He died in 1995.

Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Combest, Kansas City, Mo., "Tinka" Widsteen and Francey Oliva, both of Tampa, Fla., and Eileen Porubsky, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, James R. Corn, Redlands, Calif.; two sisters, Myrtle Andres, Topeka, and Betty Rose Hattan, Fort Baird, N.M.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at West Ridge Baptist Church in Topeka. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Widsteen will lie in state Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice or the American Heart Association and sent in care of the funeral home.


Vivian Wilkinson

Vivian Mackey Wilkinson, 80, Topeka, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a telephone operator in Caldwell in the 1940s and she was a buyer of women's clothes and worked in sales for J.C. Penny's in Topeka for 16 years. She later worked for the Kansas Unemployment Insurance Department.

She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Caldwell, the daughter of Lula Hoy Wilson. She was reared by her grandparents and an aunt, Anna McCants, who later adopted her. She graduated salutatorian of her class at Caldwell High School in 1939. She moved to Topeka in 1946.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a member of WSCS, and she completed the four years of the Mrs. C.F. Menninger Bible Study Class.

She married Harris L. Mackey on Jan. 15, 1946. He died July 19, 1979. She married Earle E. Wilkinson on May 19, 1984. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, David Mackey, Topeka; a daughter, Cheryl Graney, Appleton, Wis.; and three stepdaughters, Marilyn Wilkinson, Chula Vista, Calif., Kathleen Beard, Black Forest, Colo., and Patricia Rager, Topeka; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Wilkinson will lie in state after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, where family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, Topeka, 66614; Aldersgate Village, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive, Topeka, 66614; or the Alzheimer's Association, Topeka Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, 66601.

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John Archibald

John Archibald, 90, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Topeka retirement community.

Mr. Archibald worked for the state of Kansas for 37 years before he retired in 1975 as director of unemployment insurance. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed as a sergeant at Guam.

He was born July 31, 1911, in Airth, Scotland, the son of Robert and Euphmenia Oliver Archibald. He graduated from Burlingame High School and Strickler's Business College.

Mr. Archibald was a member of Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Masonic Lodge No. 18 in Ottawa, Scottish Rite, Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veteras of Foreign Wars, Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion and IAPS.

He married Opal Craft on May 5, 1934. She died May 13, 1968. He married Evelyn R. Jones on Sept. 5, 1973. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Robert Archibald, San Diego; a daughter, Eileen Washburn Houston; and three grandsons.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Hall at Aldersgate Village. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. He will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel after noon Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th St., Topeka, 66603; to the Good Samaritan Fund and sent in care of Aldersgate Village, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive, Topeka, 66614; or to Midland Hospice, 200 S.W. Frazier Cirlce, Topeka, 66606.


Sarah Banka

HERINGTON -- Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington for Sarah Banka, 99, Kansas City, Kan. She died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Banka retired from R.B. Jones and Sons Insurance Co. in Kansas City in 1965.

She was born May 30, 1902, in Shadybrook, the daughter of Ferdinand and Sarah Gruber Rindt. She was raised on a farm near White City. She had lived in Kansas City, Kan., since 1941.

Mrs. Banka was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kan.

She married Otto Schrader on April 11, 1920. He died March 1, 1931. She married Herman Banka on Aug. 18, 1931. He died Dec. 2, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Ryland, Kansas City, Kan.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in White City. Mrs. Banka will lie in state from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Brockmeier Funeral Chapel in Herington and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church.


Kevin Blocker

Kevin Blocker, 77, Topeka, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Services will be announced by Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.


William Brinkley

PLAINVILLE -- William "Bill" C. Brickley, 81, Plainville, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Hays hospital.

Mr. Brickley had been a hospital administrator and medical technologist, ASCP, for the Plainville Rural Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was born Nov. 24, 1920, near El Dorado, the son of Clyde Dayton and Ethel Irene West Brickley. He had been a resident of Plainville the past 48 years.

Mr. Brickley was a member of the First Christian Church, Lions Club, Gideons International and Senior Housing Board, all in Plainville. He also was a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the U.S. Selective Service Board.

He married Ruth Esther Larson on June 21, 1952, in Colby. She died Dec. 18, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Smith, Plainville, and Bobbie Norton, Plainville; a son, Ross Brickley, Garner, N.C.; a sister, Lois Irene Smithback, Littleton, Colo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Plainville. Burial will be at the Plainville Cemetery. Mr. Brickley will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the William C. Brickley Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.


Bernice Ehrsam

GREEN -- Bernice Elaine Ehrsam, 81, Green, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her home.

She was born May 29, 1920, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Ruby Gray Booth.

Mrs. Ehrsam was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Senior Citizens Bowling League, the Band Parents Alumni and the Joliet Ceramic Association, all in Joliet, Ill.

She married Robert Ehrsam on Jan. 18, 1938, in Lockport, Ill. He died on Dec. 27, 1993. Mrs. Ehrsam also was preceded in death by a son, Barry L. Ehrsam, in 1968, and a daughter, Sandra L. Ehrsam, in 1939.

Survivors include a son, Jerry W. Ehrsam, Lafayette, Tenn.; a daughter, Patricia A. Rooding, Green; two sisters, Betty Hadala, Joliet, Ill., and Ruby Ferro, Bonita Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ehrsam was cremated. Services were private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Health Department and sent in care of Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.


Loyal Garrels

MANHATTAN -- Loyal "Yo" E. Garrels, 73, Manhattan, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mr. Garrels worked in the family business, Garrels' Beverage Co., for many years. He worked for the US. Postal Service from 1963 until he retired in 1988. He began his career as a letter carrier and later was a supervisor and a clerk. He was a courier for Peterson's Laboratories in Manhattan after he retired from the Postal Service.

He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Manhattan, the son of Hie Francen Garrels and Frieda Marie Kornbaum Garrels. He was reared in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1946. He attended Kansas State Agricultural College and was a lifelong Manhattan resident.

Mr. Garrels was a member of the Manhattan Church of Christ.

He married Joyce A. Needham on Feb. 8, 1953, in Manhattan. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Lance F. Garrels, Laurel, Mont.; a daughter, Cyndra E. Garrels, St. George; two sisters, Maxine B. Hage, Normal, Ill., and Lila Richardson, Texarkana, Ark.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Manhattan Church of Christ. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Audio Book Program at the Manhattan Public Library or to the Manhattan Church of Christ Building Fund and sent in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan.


Eldon Gilleece

VALLEY FALLS -- Eldon W. "Buck" Gilleece, 46, Valley Falls, was found dead Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at his home west of Valley Falls.

Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls is in charge of arrangements.


Murrell Graham

MANKATO -- Murrell L. Graham, 88, Mankato, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Wichita hospital.

Mr. Graham was a retired farmer and stockman.

He was born July 21, 1913, in Marshall County, the son of Charles Henry and Alice Malsbury Graham.

Mr. Graham was a member of Mankato Lions Club, the Fraternal Order of the Elks in Superior, Neb., and the Farm Bureau of Jewell County.

He married Jessie Marie Thronson on June 2, 1934, in Mitchell County. She died Nov. 16, 1986. He married Mildred Fuller on Sept. 21, 1991, in Mankato. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lola Jean Blair and Verla Houser, both of Mankato; two stepdaughters, Gail Molzahn, Mankato, and Joan E. Mickelsen, Kearney, Neb.; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mankato. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato. Mr. Graham will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care or Evangelical Lutheran Church, both in Mankato.


Patricia Hampton

PRATT -- Patricia "Patsi" Joan Hampton, 61, formerly of Pratt, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at a Pratt hospice house.

Mrs. Hampton had been a marketing assistant with Hampton and Hampton Accountants.

She was born May 26, 1940, in Mount Vernon, Ill. She had lived in Topeka for the past eight years.

Mrs. Hampton was a member of Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene in Topeka and the Elk's Lodge in Pratt.

She married J.B. Hampton on Nov. 23, 1959, in Pratt. He died on Dec. 27, 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Heath Hampton, Topeka, and Von Hampton, Pratt; two brothers, Douglas Baucum, Mercedes, Texas, and Brooks Baucum, Pratt; seven sisters, Janet Graven and Debbie Broker, both of Pratt, Patti Macovic, Tucson, Ariz., Karen Llano, Tina Tilley and Nancy Kelly, all of Houston, and Leslie Miller, Zenda; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt. Mrs. Hampton will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Wind Hospice in Pratt and sent in care of the mortuary.


William Hey

BALDWIN CITY -- William Hey, 79, Baldwin City, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Lawrence retirement community.

Mr. Hey was a co-owner of Hey Machinery in Baldwin City. He was named Business Person of the Year in 1986 and was past director of Baldwin State Bank. He also served on the Baldwin City City Council and the Baldwin City Fire Department. He served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1953 as a pilot and flight instructor. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1959, retiring at the rank of major.

He was born July 25, 1922, in Lawrence, the son of Emma Hauser and Will Hey. He was reared in Baldwin City and earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Baker University.

Mr. Hey was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Baker University Board of Trustees, Quarterback Club, Alumni Board, Wildcat Booster Club and Baker Athletic Hall of Fame. He received the Alumni of the Year Award in 1981. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, United Methodist Board of Trustees, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Forty et 8 and Commercial Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ivabelle Hey, at home; a son, John Hey, Baldwin City; three daughters, Roxann Heffner, Nancy Arnold and Janet Jehle, all of Baldwin City; a brother, Lester Hey, Baldwin City; a sister, Tillie Collins, Mesa, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City will be private. Mr. Hey will lie in state after 9 a.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin City where visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baker University, Stadium Renovation or to the First United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Regenia Hudiburg

MANHATTAN -- Regenia M. Hudiburg, 96, Manhattan, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mrs. Hudiburg was head of the payroll and accounting section of the comptroller's office at Kansas State University for 24 years before she retired in 1971. She earlier taught grade school at Bluemont School.

She was born Dec. 11, 1905, in Wamego, the daughter of Lewis Elmer and Bertha Belle Johnson Julien. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1924 and attended Emporia State Teachers College.

Mrs. Hudiburg was an avid bridge player and a member of First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, the Soroptimist Club and Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

She married Leo Everett "Hudy" Hudiburg on June 16, 1936, in Garnett. He died July 23, 1947.

Survivors include a stepson, George Hudiburg, Fort Scott; two sisters, Bobbie Andrick and Delta Arnold, both of Sun City, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. Inurnment will be at Sunset Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University or to the First United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Lumer Hynek

BELLEVILLE -- Lumer L. Hynek, 90, Belleville, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Belleville hospital.

Mr. Hynek was a retired carpenter and contractor.

He was born Sept. 13, 1911, in Narka, the son of Charles Hynek and Frances Sterba. He lived most of his life in Washington and Republic counties.

He married Hildreth Mayberry on June 26, 1935. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Menke, Washington; a sister, Marcella Knedlik, Belleville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Morrowville Christian Church. Burial will be at Morrowville Cemetery. Mr. Hynek will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church or to Meadowlark Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Jack Jensen

HUTCHINSON -- Jack T. Jensen, 66, Hutchinson, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Jensen was a funeral director and an embalmer for Elliott Mortuary since 1966. He earlier had been treasurer for Diffenderfer Mortuary in Topeka.

He was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Topeka, the son of Jonas S. and Genevieve M. Sullivan Jensen. He graduated from Topeka High School and attended The University of Kansas. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas in 1958. He moved to Hutchinson in 1966.

Mr. Jensen was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Knights of Columbus Council No. 612, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 982 and the Lions Club, all in Hutchinson, Phi Sigma Etta Morticians Fraternity and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include four sons, John T. Jensen, Wichita, Jerry M. Jensen, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, Daniel B. Jensen, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and David S. Jensen, Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Jensen will lie in state form 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa's Catholic Church and sent in care of the mortuary.


Elmer H. Marschman

MARYSVILLE -- Elmer H. Marschman, 81, Marysville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Marschman farmed near Daykin, Neb., until 1961. He was district manager for Archer Petroleum in Marysville from 1961 to 1986. He was stationed in Japan in the Army during World War II.

He was born March 15, 1921, in Daykin, Neb., the son of Ben and Emma Drees Marschman. He graduated from high school in Daykin, Neb., and moved to Marysville in 1967.

Mr. Marschman was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, SMNR Post No. 163, Crosstrailer Square Dance Club, the Black Squirrel Camping Club in Marysville and the Golden Rockers Camping Club in Fairbury, Neb.

He married Irene Brunkow on Dec. 3, 1944. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Dennis Marschman , Olathe, Kent Marschman, Lincoln, Neb., and Donn Marschman, Eagle, Neb.; a daughter, Janis Strobbe, Bennet, Neb.; a brother, Loren Marschman, Arlington Heights, Ill.; six sisters, Minnie Scheele and Doris Kugel, both of Fairbury, Neb., Velma Hohensee, Lincoln, Neb., Edna Jordening, Beatrice, Neb., Darlene Schweer, Daykin, Neb., and Eleanor Schwan, DeWitt, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Burial will be in Marysville City Cemetery.

Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville is in charge of arrangements.


Lorn Martin

SCANDIA -- Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Cemetery in Scandia for Lorn R. Martin, 69, Moore, Okla. He died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Martin was retired from the Air Force.

He was born May 3, 1932, in Dawson, W.Va., the son of Luster and Elsie Elizabeth Fleshman Martin.

Mr. Martin was a member of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church at Moore, Okla., and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Martin, Moore; two daughters, Barbara Cisneros and Kay Guthrie; a son, Lorn Allen Martin; five sisters, Mae Woodrum, Ferne Reeves, Jewell Mulholland, Jean Angles and Ramona Yarnell; a brother, Frank Martin; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moore. Military honors will be conducted Saturday at the cemetery in Scandia by an Air Force Honor Guard from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1441 S.W. 104th St., Oklahoma City, Okla., 73159.

Melby Mortuary in Mankato is in charge of arrangements.


Antoinette Mathews

LAWRENCE -- Antoinette Mary Mathews, 84, Lawrence, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Lawrence nursing home.

Mrs. Mathews was a cook for many years in the Broward County School system in Florida.

She was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Chicago, the daughter of Pietro and Zelinda Pisquini DuValle. She lived in Okeechobee, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before she moved to Lawrence.

Mrs. Mathews was a volunteer with the Red Cross, the Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and Hospice, all in Okeechobee, Fla.

She married George C. Mathews on Sept. 21, 1950. He died March 30, 1981. Mrs. Mathews also was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Rogers.

Survivors include a daughter, Georgiana Denisar, Lawrence; a son, Richard Rogers, Chicago; five grandsons; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Central Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.


Jack Moman Sr.

HORTON -- Jack B. Moman Sr., 86, Horton, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Horton nursing home.

Mr. Moman was a truck driver and owned and operated Moman Rendering. He also helped establish the Horton Ambulance and Therapy Department at the Horton Hospital, where he served as a therapist and ambulance driver.

He was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Horton, the son of Phillip E. and Mary Cress Moman.

Mr. Moman was a member of First Christian Church in Horton, and he enjoyed repairing small engines.

He married Enda Mae Kackler Moman on April 1, 1935, in Atchison. She died March 16, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Moman and Jack E. Moman, both of Horton; a sister, Helen Lentz, Horton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton. Burial will be at the Horton Cemetery in Horton. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ or the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of the mortuary.


Carolyn Neuringer

LAWRENCE -- Carolyn Jane Neuringer, 64, Lawrence, died Tuesday, March 27, 2002, at a Lawrence nursing home.

Services will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.


Clifford Price

Clifford Harold Price, 83, Topeka, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.

Mr. Price was a design engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He served in the Navy Sea Bees and in the Naval Construction 62nd Battalion during World War II.

He was born April 22, 1918, in Almena, the son of Ralph H. and Agnes V. Quillen. He attended schools in Almena and graduated from Kansas State University in 1949.

Mr. Price was a member of the Civil Engineering Society and the First Free Methodist Church.

He married Betty Lou Posson on July 20, 1941, in Norton. She died on Oct. 28, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Price, Livermore, Calif., and Gary Price, Topeka; a daughter, Paulette Collman, Topeka; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Free Methodist Church. Burial will be in Norton City Cemetery in Norton. Mr. Price will lie in state after noon Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Free Methodist Church, 3450 S.E. Indiana Drive, Topeka, 66605.


Harold Shomber

OTTAWA -- Harold Shomber, 94, Ottawa, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at an Overland Park hospital.

Mr. Shomber had been an automobile mechanic and a jeweler. He also served for six years as vice president and general manager of Stevens Enterprises Inc. in Wichita and opened Alaska U-Select It for the company. He worked for two years for Dulock Tool Co. in Columbus, Ohio, and was a construction superintendent and vice president of Verecho Building Corp. in Ottawa. He also managed the Ottawa Senior Center. Prior to World War II he had been a mechanic in Ottawa and he was a co-owner of the Oldsmobile garage in Steamboat Springs, Colo., for six years. He worked in the instrumentation lab at Boeing in Wichita during World War II.

He was born Jan. 4, 1908, in Homewood, the son of Henry Oliver Shomber and Nellie Lucinda Hanne Shomber. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1926 and attended Ottawa University and Kansas State University.

Mr. Shomber was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa. He had helped form the West Wichita Community Council and was past president of the Wichita Property Owners Association, the Wichita Voters' Association and Wichita Watchmaker's Guild. He was past plant chairman of Boeing Local No. 834. He was a life member of Ottawa Sertoma Club and past Kansas Sertoma Governor. He served three years in the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, was Franklin County treasurer for the Salvation Army and a 50-year member of both Ottawa Lodge No. 18 AF&AM and Scottish Rite Lodge of Lawrence.

He married Letha Irene Nitcher on May 1, 1936, in Lebo. She died July 27, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Henry Albert Shomber, Normandy Park, Wash.; a daughter, Carolyn Shomber Rodenberg, Waynesboro, Va.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Foundation or to Calvary Baptist Church and sent in care of the mortuary.


Erma Slabaugh

COTTONWOOD FALLS -- Erma Slabaugh, 89, Cottonwood Falls, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at a Cottonwood Falls hospital.

She was born Oct. 10, 1912, in Cedar Township, the daughter of Samuel and Alvina Paetke Ludwig.

Mrs. Slabaugh was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Strong City.

She married Hazel Slabaugh on March 23, 1934, in Chase County. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Slabaugh also was preceded in death by a son, Harold Alvin Slabaugh.

Survivors include a son, Marvin Slabaugh, Oberlin; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home. Mrs. Slabaugh will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home where visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church and sent in care of the funeral home.


Curtis Smith

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Curtis W. "Topsy" Smith, 64, Fernandina Beach, died Monday, March 25, 2002, from complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease.

Mr. Smith owned and operated Topsy's Downtown Gulf Service Station for 25 years in Fernandina Beach before he retired in 1997. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and then served with the Fernandina Beach Police Department from 1963 until he was wounded in the line of duty in 1972. He also had served as Fernandina Beach city commissioner and several years on the Ocean Highway and Port Authority. He more recently had worked in management with the Winn Dixie in Fernandina Beach.

He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of Charles F. and Ester B. Smith. He had lived in Nassau County, Fla., the past 56 years.

Mr. Smith was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Men's Club at the church and the Fernandina Beach Pirate's Club. He was active in the Shrimp Festival for many years. He served as a board member for the American Cancer Society, Police Athletic League and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Virginia Duda Smith, at home; a daughter, Candy Lancaster, Gainesville, Fla.; a brother, Charles Smith, Topeka; two sisters, Wilda Smith Williams, Savannah, Ga., and Barbara Smith Petree, Fayetteville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach. Military honors will be conducted at the church following the Mass. Burial will be at a later date at Bosque-Bello Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 575, Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32035; or to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301-5104.

Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach is in charge of arrangements.


Leroy Snyder

JUNCTION CITY -- Leroy Mead Snyder, 78, Junction City, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Junction City nursing home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Junction City. Burial will be at Prairie Dale Cemetery at Talmage. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 624 N. Jefferson, Junction City, 66441; or Manhattan Homecare and Hospice, 323 Poyntz, Manhattan, 66502.


Mary Stansbery

Mary Ida Stansbery, 95, Topeka, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at a Topeka nursing home.

She was born Nov. 25, 1906, in Indian Territory, Okla., the daughter of Thomas Southerland and Mary Doty. She was reared in southern Oklahoma and moved to Leavenworth in 1935. She moved to Salina in 1944 and retired to Florida in 1962. She had lived in Topeka since 1994.

She married Ed Stansbery in 1936 in Leavenworth. He died in 1988.

Survivors include a son, Ron Stansbery, Topeka; two sisters, Nora Dejacimo, Leavenworth, and Ruth Alexander, Lawrence; a brother, William Southerland, in California; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at a later date. Inurnment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Raymond Watson

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home for Raymond Watson, 88, Meriden. He died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at a Rossville nursing home.

Mr. Watson worked for the Santa Fe Railway as a coach carpenter in the coach shops until he retired in 1974.

He was born March 25, 1914, at Belbry, the son of Floyd and Ida Smith Watson. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1933 and moved to the Topeka area in 1943.

Mr. Watson was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Shawnee Lodge No. 887.

He married Mildred Rendell on June 4, 1938, in Augusta. She survives in Meriden.

Other survivors include three sons, Donald Watson, Meriden, and LeeRoy Watson and Robert Watson, both of Topeka; a daughter, Patricia Denzler, Silver Lake; a brother, Chester Watson, Topeka; two sisters, Eula May Lovell, Topeka, and Juanita Finley, Carbondale; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Burial will be at Meriden Cemetery. Mr. Watson will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.


Vivian Mackey Wilkinson

Vivian Mackey Wilkinson, 80, Topeka, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a telephone operator in Caldwell in the 1940s and she was a buyer of women's clothes and worked in sales for J.C. Penny's in Topeka for 16 years. She later worked for the Kansas Unemployment Insurance Department.

She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Caldwell, the daughter of Lewis and Lula Hoy Wilson. She was raised by her grandparents and an aunt, Anna McCants, who later adopted her. She graduated salutatorian of her class at Caldwell High School in 1939. She moved to Topeka in 1946.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a member of WSCS, and she completed the four years of the Mrs. C.F. Menninger Bible Study Class.

She married Harris L. Mackey on Jan. 15, 1946. He died July 19, 1979. She married Earle E. Wilkinson on May 19, 1984. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, David Mackey, Topeka; a daughter, Cheryl Graney, Appleton, Wis.; and three stepdaughters, Marilyn Wilkinson, Chula Vista, Calif., Kathleen Beard, Black Forest, Colo., and Patricia Rager, Topeka; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Wilkinson will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, where family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, Topeka, 66614; Aldersgate Village, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive, Topeka, 66614; or the Alzheimer's Association, Topeka Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, 66601.


Leota Witt

JUNCTION CITY -- Leota M. Witt, 81, Junction City, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at a Junction City hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery at Junction City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alterra Sterling House of Junction City, 1022 Caroline Ave., Junction City, 66441.

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