BABB, RAYMOND T.

Babb, Raymond T., 55, Beech Aircraft Corp. painter, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1993. Private service.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Herbert of Leon, Jimmy of El Dorado; daughters, Jenifer Hasting, Tonya Bowning, both of Augusta; brother, Willie of Arcadia, Ind.; sister, Shirley Bogdan Jr. of Emporia, Va.; 10 grandchildren. Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 27, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BACON, NELLE M.

Bacon, Nelle M., 91, of Estes Park, Colo., formerly of Augusta, retired realtor, died Monday, July 3, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughter, Charlene Youngblood of Biloxi, Miss.; sisters, Phyllis Jolly of Joliet, Ill., Francis Moore of Shreveport, La.; two grandchi ldren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Community Church of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colo.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 6, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAGBY, DAVID B.

David B. Bagby, 58, Wichita and formerly of Augusta, retired Koch contract administrator, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita.

Survivors include: wife, Sheryl of Wichita; son, Tom Bagby of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Darren Bagby and fiancee Jennifer Boesen of Wichita; brothers, Gary (Mary) Bagby of Manchaca, Texas and Donald (Rebecca) Bagby, Rockport, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marion and Lela Melson of Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wheeles and Viola (Hopkins) Bagby.

A memorial has been established with College Hill Methodist Church, 2930 E. 1st St., Wichita, 67214.

Arrangements by DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ October 21, 2007 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAGBY, VIOLA HOPKINS

Viola (Hopkins) Bagby, 91, Augusta, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the First Christian Church.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ August 16, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAGBY, WHEELES

Bagby, Wheeles, 92, retired dairy farmer, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Viola; sons, Gary of Austin, Texas, David of Wichita, Donald of Rockport, Texas; brother, Cayce of San Angelo, Texas; sisters, Gracie Brooks, Dorothy Jackson, both Lampasas, Texas; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 24, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAILEY, DWAYNE O.

DWAYNE O. BAILEY, 55, of Augusta, retired Boeing Military Airplane Co. employee, died Sunday, June 1, 1986. Service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: brothers, Marion, Melvin, both of Wichita; sister, Marjorie Varner of Lyndon. Memorial has been established with Alzheimer's Diseases & Related Disorders. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 3, 1986 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAILEY, MARION LOUIS

MARION LOUIS BAILEY, 71, of Augusta died Sunday, July 31, 1988. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: brother, Melvin of Augusta; sister, Marjorie Varner of Lydon. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 1, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAILEY, MELVIN L.

Bailey, Melvin L., 66, Augusta Water Department employee, died Thursday, April 21, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: sister, Marjorie Varner of Lyndon. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 23, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, BYRON R. "JACK", JR.

BYRON R. "JACK" BAKER Jr., 65, of Augusta, retired ironworker, died Saturday, March 12, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, Byron R. III of Augusta, Jack of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Barbara Ann Baker of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Robert Edward, Richard Hugh, both of Escondido, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Hime of Augusta, Juanita Kipers of Topeka, Laura Lee Langley of Exeter, Calif., Kathleen Nutter of Escondido, Patricia Pierson of Reading, Mass.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 14, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, DONALD R.

ANDOVER - Baker, Donald R., 65, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. Viewing 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta; rosary 7 p.m. Monday, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. A Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Donald was born in El Dorado on July 19, 1942; the son of the late Raymond Arthur and Francis Louise (Lipscomb) Baker. He owned Camio Oil Company as well as many thoroughbred and quarter horses for racing throughout the United States. On Jan. 31, 1985 he married Pamela Pruitt in Wichita. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Cami Baker; and Casey Baker both of Andover; brothers, Joe and Chuck of Andover; and Greg of Wichita; sisters, Peggy Baker of Wichita; and Maurine Holtzinger and husband Mike of Andover. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 21, 2007 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, FRANCES "LOUISE" LIPSCOMB

Frances "Louise" (Lipscomb) Baker, 83, Andover, formerly of Augusta, homemaker, died Sunday, June 15, 2003.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ June 16, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, LAWSLION GEORGE

LAWSLION GEORGE BAKER, 68, of Augusta, retired Kansas Department of Transportation employee, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Rebecca; stepson, Charles Robb of Augusta; stepdaughter, Donna Driver of Austin, Texas; sisters, Marion Watkins of Fredonia, Eva Powell of Augusta, Euphrates Hopper of Warm Springs, Ark.; five stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Augusta Nazarene Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 3, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, LELIA H.

LELIA H. BAKER, 83, of Augusta, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Byron R. of Augusta, Edward R. and Richard H. of Escondido, Calif.; daughters, Dorothy M. Hime of Augusta, Juanita J. Kipers of Topeka, Laura Lee Langley of Medford, Ore., Patricia R. Pierson of Northridge, Calif., Kathleen S. Nutter of Escondido; brother, Robert Mayhugh of Wichita; 32 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 15, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, LOCKIE D.

Retired school teacher Lockie D. Baker, 93, Elk Grove, Ill., formerly of Augusta, died on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005.

Her funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel in Overland Park. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta.

Her survivors include daughter, Suzy Braden Thorsen and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ray H. Baker, M.D.; three sisters, Lily B. Rozar, Eunice Souder, and Bertha West.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Baker Scholarship Fund at Phillips Theological Seminary, 901 N. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK, 74116.

Arrangements under the direction of D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ December 21, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, MARJORIE EILEEN NORTON

Marjorie Eileen (Norton) Baker. 85, Augusta, homemaker, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a .m. Saturday, July 19, at Dunsford~Zeiner Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta.

Marjorie was born to John Edward and Rosa (Wingo) Norton on Sept. 10, 1922 in Protection, Kan. She married Byron Ray Baker, Jr. on May 8, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Survivors: sons, Byron (Donna) Baker, III, Augusta, and Jackie (Kathy) Baker, Beaverton, Ore.; daughter, Barbara (Joe) Wray of Donna, Texas; brothers, Norman Norton, Silver City, N.M.; Bill Norton, Beaver, Okla.; four grandchildren.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; son, Edward Baker; sister, Nellie Lindsay.

Memorials are established with The First Christian Church, P.O. Box 66, Protection, KS 67127, or in care of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ July 16, 2008 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, NORVALL FRANCIS

Norvall Francis Baker, 67, retired construction worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1990. Service 2 p.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: daughters, Faye Lynn Boley of Augusta, Velta Jean Sitsler of Coffeyville; stepson, Chris Millhauser of Wichita; brothers, Jimmy of Kentucky, Jerry of Florida; sister, Peggy Boone of Pittsburg; six grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 2, 1990 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, RAYMOND ARTHUR

Raymond Arthur Baker, 70, retired Mobil Oil Co. employee, died Saturday, May 11, 1991. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta, service 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. James Catholic Church, Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Louise; sons, Don, Joe, Charles, all of Andover, Greg of Little Rock, Ark.; daughters, Peggy Razo of Wichita, Maureen Holtzinger of Andover; brother, Marion of Augusta, Russell of El Dorado; sister, Mildred Martin of Howard, Hazel Ilmian of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Building Fund, Andover.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 13, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, REBECCA

Baker, Rebecca, 90, homemaker, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Charles Robb of Augusta; daughter, Donna Driver of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Wheat State Manor, 601 S. Main, Whitewater. Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 14, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAKER, VERNON L.

Baker, Vernon L., 87, retired repair maintenance service mechanic, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1993. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola; 2 p.m. Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: son, Charles of Overland Park; daughter, Darlene Schraeder of Shawnee; brothers, J.L. of Rialto, Calif., Harvey of Arcadia, Calif.; sister, Gertrude Moore of Corona, Calif.; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 17, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BALLINGER, CORY TYNDALL

CORY TYNDALL BALLINGER, 28, of Augusta, died Friday. Service 11 a.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: parents, Gene and Haroldine Ballinger of Augusta; brother, Michael, sister, Holly O'Donnell, both of Wichita; grandmother, Mildred Ballinger of Augusta. Memorial has been established with Augusta Medical Complex. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 22, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BALLINGER, MICHAEL GENE

Ballinger, Michael Gene, 48, restaurant owner and entrepreneur, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: father, W. Gene, mother, Haroldene Martin Ballinger, sister, Holly Ballinger Harper, grandmother, Millie, all of Augusta. Memorials have been established with the Ottawa (Kan.) University Music and Fine Arts Department. Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 29, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BALLINGER, MILDRED "MILLIE"

Ballinger, Mildred "Millie," 92, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.

Mrs. Ballinger was the co-owner of Ballinger's Catering. The family business evolved from a 1940's hamburger stand called the Green Spot in Augusta.

Mrs. Ballinger and her catering staff were proud to have served notable public figures, including Vincent Price, Henry Winkler, Bob Dole, Ed McMahon, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Mandrell and President Gerald Ford. In 1992, it was an honor for the Ballinger's to be able to serve Russian President Boris Yelstin when he visited Kansas. In 1982, Jack Taylor, owner of Lehr's Restaurant, submitted Mrs. Ballinge r's name as a nominee for the Kansas Restaurant Hall of Fame. It was the highlight of her life to be inducted.

She was a member of Augusta Christian Church.

Preceded in death by husband, Art; grandsons, Cory Ballinger and Michael Ballinger.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Haroldine Ballinger; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Eleanor Reed of Santa Anna, Calif.; granddaughter and spouse, Holly and Dale Harper; great-grandchildren, Blythe and Kale Harper. Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 10, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BANKS, WHITNEY MARIE

Whitney Marie Banks, 8, El Dorado, died Monday, March 21, 2005.

Her funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Dunsford Funeral Home of Augusta.

Visitation will be possible from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the funeral home.

Whitney leaves her mother, Schandra Banks of El Dorado, father, Martin Epperson of Wichita, sisters, Melissa Stahlman, Savannah Weber; and grandparents, Jo and Ken Brinkman, Roy and Lora Culbertson, Jesse Wright, Marilyn and Lavern Renville.

She also leaves loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Whitney Banks Memorial Fund through Dunsford's which has charge of the arrangements.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ March 23, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BANKSTON, HAZEL J.

Bankston, Hazel J., 92, retired Drains Drug Store clerk, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: sons, Jack of Augusta, Charles of Fort Mills, S.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 23, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARBER, CARMEN VIRGINIA MUELLER

Carmen Virginia (Mueller) Barber, 72, Augusta, retired homemaker and nurses aid, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Augusta First United Methodist Church with Rev. Curtis Cadenhead officiating.

Carmen was born on May 21, 1936 in Hugoton, Kan. She married Charles Lennin Barber on March 16, 1955 in Wichita. Charles and Carmen traveled extensively to several countries because of his work with the U.S. Government.

Survivors include: her spouse, Charles of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Mike Emert of Easton, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Barber of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Amy, Allison, Jared and Kiersten.

Carmen was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Brent Allen Barber.

Arrangements by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ January 20, 2009 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARG, LARRY D.

Barg, Larry D., 49, pipefitter, died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995. Service 2 p.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Claudetta; son, Larry A. of Augusta; father, Ivan of Severy; mother, Mary White of Wichita; brother, Gary of Severy; sisters, Ramona Douglas of Wichita, Lois Harmon of Great Bend; one stepgrandchild. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc., Wichita. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 15, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARKER, WREX

Barker, Wrex, 71, retired Marine Corps, died Sunday, March 3, 2002. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dunsford Funeral Home; service 1 p.m. Friday, Augusta First Baptist Church; burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mr. Barker was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, serving as a sergeant first class in the Marine Corps.

He was 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed upholstering furniture.

Preceded in death by brothers, Cecil; sister, Elsie Hawkins and parents, Edward and Dora Barker.

Survivors: wife, Pat; son and daughter-in-law, Monty and Joan Barker of Mountain Home, Ark.; daughter and son-in-law, Lenita and Bob Lohman of Augusta; brothers, Mitt of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Wheeler of Wichita; sisters, Meddie McCafferty of Waldren, Ark., Glea Norris, Bernice Proffitt both of Wichita; grandchildren, Brice Lohman, Brandon Lohman both of Augusta, Ashley Barker, Jordan Barker both of Mountain Home, Ark.; several nephews and nieces. Memorials established with Augusta First Baptist Church and Toys for Tots.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 6, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARNES, DAVID W.

Barnes, David W., 60, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Wichita, former children's dentist, died Monday Nov. 1, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Carol Ann of Birmingham; sons, Todd of Monroe, La., Scott of Houston, Clayton of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Amy Elizabeth of St. Louis; brother, Thomas of Wichita; sister, Trudy Sammer of Franklin, Tenn. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. Dunsford Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 4, 1999 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARNES, MARVIN K.

Marvin K. Barnes, 79, Augusta, retired barber and barber instructor, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family to greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Augusta Church of Christ. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Marvin was born on May 28, 1927 in Morrowville, the son of the late Verlin Amos and Mildred (Yeager) Barnes. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea, and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. On Feb. 1, 1950, he married Martha Heberly in Minneapolis, Kan. She survives.

Other survivors include: sons, Keith Barnes and his wife, Sharon of El Dorado and Roger Barnes and his wife, Aletha of Augusta; brother, Leroy Barnes of Topeka; grandchildren, Briony Barnes and Mallory Morton and her husband, Alan.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Barnes.

Memorials may go to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ November 2, 2006 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARNES, WAYNE WINFIELD

WAYNE WINFIELD BARNES, 73, of 1655 Georgetown, retired Mobil Refinery employee, died Tuesday, June 21, 1988. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Helen; sons, Dr. David of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Tom of Wichita; daughter, Trudy Sammer of Denver; stepdaughter, Barbara Goldka of Santa Maria, Calif.; brothers, Verlin of Morrowville, Don of St. Joseph, Mo. Harold of Washington; sister, Vera Stanton of Morrowville; 13 grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 22, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARNETT, VAN JEWELL

VAN JEWELL BARNETT, 90, of Augusta, homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 1988. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Augusta. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 11, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARTH, DOROTHY SMITH

Dorothy (Smith) Barth, 82, of Augusta, homemaker, died Sunday, June 17, 2001.

Visitation with family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20; funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, both at Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta.

Mrs. Barth was preceded in death by husband, Elmer Barth and sister, Fern (Smith) Kemper.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Kathleen Barth of Rose Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and William Richardson of Wichita; brother, Jack Smith of Arlington, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Betty Barth of Andover, Zelma Barth of Wichita; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Ursel Barth of Morning Sun, Iowa; grandchildren, Christopher Barth of Rose Hill, Jeff Crown of Wichita.

Memorials have been established with First Christian Church and the Augusta Public Library.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ June 19, 2001 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARTH, ELMER EDWARD

Barth, Elmer Edward, 86, retired Boeing Wichita supervisor, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997. Service 2 p.m. today, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy; son, Jamie of Rose Hill; daughter, Susanne Richardson of Wichita; brothers, Virgil of Wichita, John of Morning Sun, Iowa; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 29, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BARTLETT, KENNETH D.

AUGUSTA - Bartlett, Kenneth D., 78, retired Army master sergeant after 31 years, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home; service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Assembly of God Church in Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Mabel; children, Scott Bartlett of Twin Falls, ID, Bill Taylor of El Dorado, Jackie Stephenson of Augusta, Tommy Taylor of Valley Center, Frank Taylor, Glenna Myers, Keith Morris all of Augusta; 14 grandchi ldren; 18 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 26, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BASSETT, LOUVENA P.

Bassett, Louvena P., 87, formerly of Augusta, homemaker, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997. Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.

Survivors: daughters, Mary Rogers of Wichita, Patricia Bassett Kasdorf of Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, Waylon Headrick of Henagar, Ala., Marvin Headrick of Fort Payne, Ala.; sisters, Burma McCrary of Athens, Tenn., LaVerne Stevens of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Ruth Poole of Scottsboro, Ala., Corrine Lacy of Rainesville, Ala., Maxine Tounsell of Henagar, Ala., Willodean Harrell of Fort Payne, Ala.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 4, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATDORF, LAURA RACHEL CLAYTON

Laura Rachel (Clayton) Batdorf, 87, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. electrician, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1991. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: husband, Doan Frank; son, Fred of Augusta; daughter, Mary Lois LeSuer of Overland Park; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 22, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATES, AUDINE M.

Audine M. Bates, 94, was born in Butler County, near Leon, on October 2, 1911, and died in LakePoint Nursing Center, Augusta, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Audine was a resident of Augusta for 73 years.

The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Headley Funeral Chapel, 813 State Street, Augusta.

Visiting hours will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 19, at Headley Funeral Chapel.

Audine was the daughter of Russie and Eliza Clark. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1929 and began teaching in a one-room Butler County school that same year. She taught two years at Whitewater, KS, and three years at Elm Creek School, northeast of Augusta.

Audine married Harvey C. Bates of Augusta on August 27, 1933. They were married in his grandmother's home at 337 Main Street and raised their three children, Janice, Karen, and Kent, to adulthood in that home. Harvey died in 1971, and after his death, Audine completed their home at 1215 Euclid St., where she lived alone until 10 days before her death.

Audine was preceded in death by her daughter Karen, and her sister, Delma 'Dode" Wilson (husband Woody) as well.

Audine is survived by her son Dr. Kent Bates and his wife Sharon, Chillicothe, IL; her daughter Janice and her husband, Dr. Lewis Patterson, Westlake, OH; her brother, Dr. Wayne Clark and his wife Shirley, Bella Vista, AR; her grandchildren, Aaron Bates, Naperville, IL; Elizabeth Patterson Supinski and husband Mark, Monument, CO; and Dr. Sarah Bates and husband Lt. Chris Czaplak, La Plata, MD; her great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Alexander, and Catherine Supinski, Monument, CO, as well as her special neighbors and many friends and relatives.

Audine was a member of the First Christian Church of Augusta and served on its board when she was President of the Christian Women's Fellowship. She served more than 9 years as the church's wedding reception manager. She belonged to the Friday Review Club of Wichita, was active in PTA and was a leader for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Donations may be made in her memory to LakePoint Nursing Center of Augusta or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ May 18, 2006 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATES, BILL JIM

Bates, Bill Jim, 69, boilermaker welder, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prairie Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors: sons, Bill Jr., James, both of Wichita; daughters, Ethel Brooks of Ohio, Martha Skaggs, Joyce Liebst, both of Augusta, Barbara Hamstead of Chickasha, Okla., Debra Button of Sterling; sisters, Margaret Pitzer of Wichita, Alberta Whilcomb of Haysville, Hazel Wingard of Arkansas; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice, Inc. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 7, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATES, BUDDY LEE

Bates, Buddy Lee, 53, retired Army sergeant, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie Hills Southern Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Nancy; sons, George of Kileen, Texas, William, Kenneth, both of Augusta; stepsons, Michael Thomas Saporito, Robert Saporito, both of Augusta; stepdaughters, Mary Lou Bush of Wichita, Melody Scriven of Augusta; brother, Bill J. of Augusta; sisters, Alberta Whitcomb, Hazel Wingard, Margaret Pitzer, all of Wichita; 12 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Prairie Hills Southern Baptist Church. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 2, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATES, FRANK W.

Former Augustan Frank W. Bates, 87, Hutchinson, retired farmer and Boeing Wichita truck driver, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2003.

Cremation has taken place.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ February 5, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATES, HORACE DOUGLASS

Bates, Horace Douglass, 77, military retiree, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, Steven of Salina; daughter, Janice Chandler of Augusta; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kansas Kidney Fund, Wichita Dialysis Center.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 7, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BATRUM, WILBUR WILLIAM RAY

WILBUR WILLIAM RAY BATRUM, 79, of Augusta, retired rotary rig laborer, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: brother, Howard LeRoy of Sterling, Colo.; sister, Bertha Parks of Augusta. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 7, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUGHER, ALLIECE

Baugher, Alliece, 81, retired St. Joseph Via Christi Hospital licensed practical nurse, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Monday; service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Baugher was born on Jan. 29, 1919 in Carrier Mills, Ill. to Honor Jethro Powell and Nora Elizabeth Clarida.

Preceded in death by son, Ron.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Glenda Baugher of Sand Springs, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Baugher of Augusta; sister, Geneva Goddard of Lakeside, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 26, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUGHER, RONALD D.

RONALD D. BAUGHER, 48, of Augusta, Baugher Insurance Agency owner, died Saturday, May 28, 1988. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Shirley; sons, David, Rick, both of Augusta; daughter, Annette Powers of Wichita; mother, Alliece of Augusta; brother, Alan of Canadian, Texas; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Ron Baugher Memorial Scholarship Funds, in care of Citadel State Bank and Prairie State Bank. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 1, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUM, GOLDIE MAE

Goldie Mae Baum, 94, homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1991. Service 1 p.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Wendell of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, Dorothy Fry of Augusta, Evelyn Corman of Dillon, Mont., Retha Dyer of Wichita, Ruth Knollenberg of White Settlement, Texas, Mildred Glass of Wichita; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 27, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUM, JOHN A.

Baum, John A., 103, retired farmer, died Thursday, April 11, 1996. Private service.

Survivors: sons, W. Ray of Wichita, John of Augusta; two grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Augusta Medical Complex. Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 13, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUM, JOHN CLIFFORD

Baum, John Clifford, 77, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employee, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.

Survivors: daughters, Paulette Johnston of Augusta, Jeanette Fitz-Simmons of Leawood; brother, Ray of Wichita; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 25, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUM, ORVIS WAYNE

Baum, Orvis Wayne, 92, retired Boeing Wichita employee and farmer, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Preceded in death by wife, Vena Mae Baum in 1995.

Survivors: stepson, Alvin Brooks of Mountain Home, Ark., Virgil Brooks of Fla.; stepdaughter, Bernice LaRue of Bassett, Ark.; sister, Vera Ketterman of Augusta; three nephews. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. Hillside Funeral Home Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 1, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAUM, VENA MAE BROOKS

Baum, Vena Mae (Brooks), 85, retired Boeing Wichita employee, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995. Service 10:30 a.m. today, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: husband, Orvis; sons, Virgil of Conway, Ark., George of Mountain Home, Ark.; daughter, Vivien LaRue of Bassett, Ark.; half brother, Kelly Terry of Boonville, Miss.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 12, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAYS, JAMES "REX"

Bays, James "Rex," 28, of Gladstone, Mo., formerly of Wichita, TNEMEC Co. computer programmer, died Monday, Oct. 31, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Augusta Congregation.

Survivors: wife, Melody; parents, E.B. and Reatha Bays, brother, Robert, sister, Janie, all of Ponca City, Okla. Memorial has been established with Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Augusta Congregation, Route 1, Augusta, Kan. 67010. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 3, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEABOUT, FORREST E.

Beabout, Forrest E., 94, retired railroad brakeman, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: nieces, Christine Snyder of Wichita, Donna McClelland of San Marino, Calif.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 6, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEAL, CLAUDE E.

Beal, Claude E., 74, retired Coleman Co. engineering laboratory employee, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1994. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, Dale of San Antonio, Patrick of Augusta; daughter, Judy Riggs of Augusta; brothers, Harold, Robert, both of El Dorado; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Cumberland Community Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 8, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEALS, WILLIAM D. "BILL"

Beals, William D. "Bill," 51, Grede Foundry Inc. maintenance electrician, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002. Visitation 2 to 7:30 p.m., rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; service 10 a.m. Thursday, all at Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

He was born May 4, 1951 in North Adams, Mass. to Francis Beals and Gloria Upton. He is preceded in death by his father Francis Beals.

Survivors: wife, Connie (Knipp); sons, William Jr. of Adams, Mass., Raymond of Wichita; daughter Amber Beals of Wichita; stepson, Jason Knipp of Wichita; stepdaughters, Jennifer Chaput of Abilene, Rebecca Jones of Leon; mother, Gloria Beals of North Adams, Mass.; brother, Francis Jr. of Augusta; sisters, Cirena LeMaire, Theresa Wheeler, both of North Adams; eight grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 3, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEARD, PAUL E.

Beard, Paul E., 85, retired self-employed electrical contractor, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survived by nephew, Bob Beard, of El Dorado. Memorial has been established with Trinity Hospice L.L.C., 1650 S. Georgetown, Suite 160, Wichita, Kan. 67218. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 30, 1999 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEARD, RALPH THEODORE

Beard, Ralph Theodore, 73, retired farmer and Southwestern Bell custodian, died Friday, April 17, 1992. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Vera; son, Robert of El Dorado; brother, Paul of Augusta; sister, Mildred Patterson of Guthrie, Okla.; two grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 19, 1992 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEARD, VERA

Vera Beard, 87, Augusta, died on Monday, May 8, 2006.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta. Those attending should use the 12th Street entrance to the cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, May 10, at Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta.

Vera was born on June 18, 1918 in Little Rock, Ark. She lived most of her adult life in Augusta.

Her survivors include: son, Bob and wife, Connie of El Dorado; sisters, Nina Mynhier of Henrietta, Okla. and Cyble Johnson of Holdenville, Okla.; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ May 9, 2006 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEARD, VIRGINIA L.

VIRGINIA L. BEARD, 71, of rural El Dorado, former Allen Memorial Hospital employee, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: husband, Paul; sister, Ruth Harkins of San Francisco. Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 29, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEASLEY, HAROLD R.

AUGUSTA - Beasley, Harold R., 83, of Marion, IL, retired Mobil Oil Co. employee, died Thursday, May 22, 2003. Service 11am Thursday, Elmwood Cemetery , Augusta.

Survivors: son, Kirk; brother, Cecil; sisters, Virginia, Peggy; one grandchild. Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, Marion, IL.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 29, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEASLEY, TED RICHARD

TED RICHARD BEASLEY, 35, of Beaumont, Texas, former Augusta resident, Mobil Oil Co. mechanic helper, died Sunday, April 13, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Jonola; daughters, Jandelyn, Jingle, both at home; parents, Harold and Valieda Beasley of Shell Knob, Mo.; brother, Kirk of Olathe.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 14, 1986 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEASLEY, VALIEDA

Beasley, Valieda, 79, of Burnsville, Minn., formerly of Augusta, retired Mobil Oil Refinery secretary, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: husband, Harold; son, Kirk of Eagan, Minn.; brother, Dale Quillen of Rogers, Ark.; one grandchild. Dunsford Funeral Home Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 19, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BECHTOLD, HAROLD GLEN "BUZZ"

After a seven year battle with cancer, former Augustan Harold Glen "Buzz" Bechtold, 85, of Midwest City, Okla., passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.

Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 pm at the Barnes Friederich Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 13. Services will be at 10 am on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Funeral Home Chapel in Midwest City.

Place of rest will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Kansas, with graveside services at 3 pm, Friday with Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home handling the local arrangements.

Buzz was born on Feb. 29, 1924, as a leap year baby in Augusta to Jessie May Hartman Bechtold and John W. Bechtold.

He graduated from Augusta High School in 1941 and then joined the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served until December 1945. He was a fighter pilot in the Black Sheep Squadron and flew P-38s in the Pacific Theatre.

On June 28, 1955, he married Betty Keck of Rock, Kansas. He retired as a Contractor Liaison Management Representative for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Inc. to Tinker Air Force Base.

He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service where he also retired. Buzz enjoyed watching all the grandkids activities; OU, OSU and MWC Bomber sports; hunting; and fishing.

Buzz is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Bechtold; sons, Linden (Darlene) Bechtold of Midwest City and Bill (Jenny) Bechtold of Wichita Falls, Texas; and daughter, Kim Bechtold Miller of Lenexa, Kansas; grandchildren, Brian, Josh, Jansen, Derrick, Ryan, Katie, Ashley, Jacob, Malorey, Samantha, Turner; great granddaughter, Elizabeth; nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Helen Bechtold; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Louie Howerter and Henrietta and George Bilimek; sister, Melba Bechtold; and great nephew, Doug Howerter.

Memorials to the Parsons Free Community Clinic in care of the funeral home.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ August 21, 2009 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BECHTOLD, HELEN LOUISE

Bechtold, Helen Louise, 66, homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Tom of Andover; daughters, Carol Clemence of Valley Center, Cathy Ponder of Bloomington, Ill., Leslie Machado of Wichita; brother, Richard Larcom of Show Low, Ariz.; sister, Joyce Potts of Wichita; five grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 4, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BECHTOLD, MELBA ROSE

Bechtold, Melba Rose, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemtery, Augusta.

Survivors: brothers, Harold Bechtold of Midwest City, Okla.; sisters, Margaret Howerter of Wichita, Henrietta Bilimek of Lima, Ohio. Hillside Funeral Home East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 23, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEDELL, MARIE J. ELLIOTT

MARIE J. (ELLIOTT) BEDELL, 91, of Haysville, retired self-employed dressmaker and furrier, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1988. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Survivors: daughters, Letha A. Lamar, Margaret Barkley, both of Wichita, Wildena Gibson of Marion; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 24, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEESON, BRADLEY KEITH ALAN

Beeson, Bradley Keith Alan, 38, Brite Voice Inc. customer service represen tative, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996. Memorial service 6 p.m. Saturday, Kincaid Park Apartment Clubhouse. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: sister, Peggy Condon of Wichita; several nieces and nephews. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association - Kansas Affiliate. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 25 and March 8, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BELISLE, ED

ED BELISLE, 83, of Augusta, retired farmer, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Dale, daughter, Ruth Roush, both of Wichita; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 28, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BELISLE, DALE

Belisle, Dale, 68, retired Dale's Automotive owner, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1994. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hillside Funeral Home of Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Bonnie; daughters, Lynette Gold of Lindsborg, Pam Smith of Russell, Kimberly Hall of Augusta, Cynthia Issa of Wichita; sister, Ruth Roush of Wichita; six grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 15, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BENINGTON, CASSIE MAURINE TAYLOR

CASSIE MAURINE (TAYLOR) BENINGTON, 80, of Augusta, homemaker, died Friday, April 21, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivor: son, Mac B. of Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 22, 1989 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BENNINGTON, LELLA MARITIQUE

Bennington, Lella Maritique, 75, retired Augusta Medical Complex cook, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999. No local service.

Survivors: husband, Wayne; sons, Lawrence Ledford of Cleveland, Ohio, Raymond Ledford of Augusta; daughters, Donna Rosenbaum of Andover, June Lowden of Augusta; 14 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 31, 1999 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BERNER, DELZA D.

Berner, Delza D., homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Visitation with family 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dunsford Funeral Home; service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: husband, Leon Berner; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jan Berner; brother, John McVay; sister, Mary Wakefield all of Augusta; grandchild, Allison Berner. Memorial established with First Baptist Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 10, 2001 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BERNER, HOMER H.

Berner, Homer H., 73, retired newspaper editor in Cuero, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002. Service 2 p.m. today, First Christian Church.

Survivors: wife, Shirley; daughters, Kay Lynn Trotta of DeQueen, Ark., Gail Ann Harcrow of New Braunfels, Texas; brother, Francis of Morristown, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, 1600 State St., Augusta, KS 67010. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 15, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BERNER, LEON W. "LEE"

AUGUSTA - Berner, Leon W. "Lee," 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004. Mr. Berner was born in Augusta, KS on Dec. 10, 1916, the son of the late Owen Omer and Elizabeth May (Owens) Berner. In 1978 he retired as a custodian from the US Post Office in Augusta and he served in the US Army as a Cpl. in WWII. On April 27, 1945, he married Delza McVay. She preceded him in death. He is survived by son, Dennis and his wife, Jan and their daughter, Allison all of Augusta. Visitation 12 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family to greet friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Headley Funeral Chapel; graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery 2 pm. Wednesday. Family suggests donations to First Baptist Church of Augusta.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 14, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BERNER, WALSIE PEARL

Berner, Walsie Pearl, 92, homemaker, died Monday, March 6, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Homer Berner of Augusta, F.L. Berner of Morristown, N.J.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Augusta First Baptist Church. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 8, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BERNHARDT, PATRICIA KUHEL

Kuhel-Bernhardt, Patricia K., 47, teacher, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998. Rosary 6:30 p.m. today, Dunsford Funeral Home; service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, St. James Cathoic Church.

Survivors: husband, Richard Bernhardt; sons, Michael, Mark, both of Augusta; brother, Frank Joe Kuhel of Pittsburg; parents, Fank and Alice Kuhel Jr. of Girard. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 19, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BEYE, LEO JOHN

Beye, Leo John, 87, retired oil field pumper, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Elmwood Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Bill of Hill City, Don of Pittsburg; daughter, Valetia Arnold of Augusta; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Long Term Care Alzheimer's Unit at Augusta Medical Complex. Dunsford Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 30, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

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