Genealogy Trails' Kansas

ALLEN, OSCAR WILLIAM "Bill"

MCPHERSON - Allen, Oscar William Bill, 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; service 10;30 A.M. Saturday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Connie; sons, Gregory, McPherson, Eric, Ponca City, OK; daughter, Sonya Moon, McPherson.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/13/2003.

AYERS, MARGARET

McPHERSON - Margaret Ayers, 90, died Dec. 13, 2005, at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Sept. 27, 1915, in rural Macksville, the daughter of Frank and Mary Frick Hall. She graduated from Macksville High School and attended college in Pittsburg and Hays before graduating from McPherson College in 1968. She was a homemaker and taught at a country school in Pawnee County.

She belonged to Church of the Brethren, McPherson. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Women's International, League for Peace and Freedom and several environmental organizations.

On Aug. 5, 1944, she married William T. Ayers in Pawnee County. He died March 25, 1968.

Survivors include: a son, Donald T. Ayers, McPherson; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David; and four brothers, Vernon, Donald, John and Louis Hall.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with the Rev. Chris Whitacre presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the McPherson County Humane Society or the Church of the Brethren, both in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ December 14, 2005)

BACON, AILENE L. WARE

MCPHERSON - Bacon, Aliene L. Ware, 89, died July 8, 2004 in Chandler, AR. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday at McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Jerry Ware, Ben Ware; daughter, Jan Cook; step-son, Merle D. Bacon; sister, Irene Eddy; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 7/11/2004.

BADGETT, KENNETH EUGENE

McPHERSON - Kenneth Eugene Badgett, 88, died Dec. 22, 2005, at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.

He was born April 22, 1917, in Enid, Okla., the son of Andrew Reed and Ollie Frances Ross Badgett. He attended Oklahoma schools. He began working for Bay Refinery, McPherson, until they closed. He then worked at Kaneb Pipe Line starting Nov. 27, 1953, as an electrical engineer, until retiring in 1981.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715 and Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 502, all of McPherson.

On June 25, 1940, he married Mildred Lucille Holcomb in McPherson. She died Aug. 11, 1997.

Survivors include: a son, Larry Badgett, Lyons; a daughter, Melinda Oberly, Haysville; two sisters, Zona Broome, Charlotte, N.C., and Stevien Conway, Guthrie, Okla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Badgett; and twin granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in McPherson Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with the Rev. Chris Whitacre presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, in care of the funeral home, 222 West Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460.
(Hutchinson News ~ December 23, 2005)

BAILEY, DAYTON Y.

McPHERSON - Bailey, Dayton Y., 88, died Aug. 18, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, at First Baptist Church, with burial following in McPherson Cemetery. Memorial service will be hald at a later date.

Survivors: several nieces, nephews and cousins. Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/22/2004.

BECKER, NELDA J.

MCPHERSON - Nelda J. Becker, 77, died July 12, 2005, at The Cedars, McPherson.

She was born June 3, 1928, in McPherson County, the daughter of John S. and Helena Regehr Pauls. A resident of McPherson since 1994, moving from Kingman, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to New Hope Evangelical Church, and Christian Women's Fellowship, both at McPherson.

On Sept. 5, 1948, she married Don R. Becker at Lindsborg. He survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Bruce W., and Steve R., both of McPherson, and Danny L., Minneola; three daughters, Sandy L. MacFarland, Hutchinson; Linda S. Kaufman, McPherson, and Laura L. Nutting, Cedar Hill, Texas; a brother, Harvey Pauls, St. Louis; four sisters, Virginia Rahn, Booneville, Ind., Annie Johnson, Roxbury, and Irene Pauls, and Elvina Pauls, both of Inman; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Verdalee Francz.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, McPherson, with Pastor Jim Keil presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to New Hope Evangelical Church, in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.stockhamfamily.com
(Hutchinson News ~ July 15, 2005)

BERNARD, JANEY JO

INMAN - Bernard, Janey Jo, 68, died Aug. 6, 2004. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Joseph and Tracy Carbonneau; brothers, Oliver and Kerry Thompson; sisters, Belinda Theurer, Peggy MacKenzie; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/10/2004.

BRUCE, KEVIN S.

GODDARD Bruce, Kevin S., 39, Andale High School Athletic Director, died Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Visitation with the family, 6:00-8:00 P.M., Sunday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Service, 9:30 A.M., Monday, Westlink Christian Church, both in Wichita. Graveside Service, 2:00 P.M., Monday, McPherson (KS) Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, James and Phyllis; brother, James.

Survivors: wife, Mindy; sons, Parker and Noah; daughter, Paiton, all of the home; sisters, Susan Biggs of Ulysses, Kandra Hanson of Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Bruce Children Education Fund, c/o Legacy Bank, 3711 N. Ridge Rd., Wichita, KS 67205. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 1/20/2006 - 1/21/2006.

BUSS, HENRY A.

MCPHERSON - Buss, Henry A., 86, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Ruth; sons, Robert, Taft, TN, Jimmy, McPherson; daughter, Dawn Frank, McPherson; sister, Coral Eichenour, Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/23/2004.

CHANEY, BARBARA RAE

McPHERSON - Barbara Rae Chaney, 78, died July 12, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.

She was born Oct. 1, 1926, at Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Clay and Mildred Janet Knight Hayden. She attended Cedar Rapids elementary schools and Junior High School, and graduated from McPherson High School. A resident of McPherson most of her life, she was a homemaker and worked for the McPherson County Register of Deeds Office and later as a secretary for the McPherson School of Practical Nursing.

She belonged to First Christian Church, the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715 Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion Post No. 24 Ladies Auxiliary, all at McPherson.

On March 31, 1945, she married Bill Ray Chaney at Gulfport, Miss. He died April 23, 1992.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike, and Doug, both of McPherson; a daughter, Janet Yowell, McPherson; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Clay Haden Jr.; and a grandson.

A private family graveside service will be in McPherson Cemetery, with the Rev. John Gran Sr. presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Chapel, McPherson, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be sent to the first Christian Church or to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, both in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ July 14, 2005)

CURTIS, LARRY MARVIN

McPHERSON -- Larry Marvin Curtis, 62, McPherson, formerly of Chapman, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

Mr. Curtis was born March 6, 1943, in Jackson County, Ky. He worked in the siding products division at CertainTeed Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of the home; two sons, Terry and Larry Jr., both of McPherson; four daughters, Kristy Lane of McPherson, Linda Campbell of Galion, Ohio, Tina McCloud of South Point, Ohio, and Valerie Petrie of Hutchinson; two brothers, Gene of Columbus, Ohio, and Gary Darvin of Willard, Ohio; a half brother, Clifford McKenzie of Phoenix; and 13 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. Inurnment will be later in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.

Condolences may be sent via www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Salina Journal ~ February 1, 2006)

DeTOUR, LORENE MAE

Lorene Mae DeTour, 89, died Sept. 18, 2005, at her home, Hutchinson.

She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in McPherson County, the daughter of Dana L. and Eva B. Finkle Voshell. She attended McPherson schools and graduated from McPherson College in 1939 with a teaching degree. A resident of Hutchinson since 1976, she was a former resident of Dallas and McPherson.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, McPherson, and the American Legion Auxiliary Choir.

Survivors include: a daughter, Janet DeTour, Hutchinson; two sons, Bob DeTour and wife, Judy, Eldorado Hills, Calif., and Larry "Bat" DeTour, Wichita; a daughter-in-law, Elaine DeTour, Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Doris McGill, Lee's Summit, Mo.; three grandchildren, Macy Peterson, Oklahoma City, Kally Cunningham, Show Low, Ariz., and Megan DeTour, Los Angeles; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rick DeTour; and a brother, Laverne M. "Tony" Voshell.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in McPherson Cemetery, with Pastor Les Cantrell presiding. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to Healthcare Odyssey Hospice Program, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Hutchinson News ~ October 12, 2005)

DOMBAUGH, DAVID E.

WICHITA - David E. Dombaugh, 38, died Jan. 29, 2006, at his home, Wichita.

He was born Sept. 22, 1967, in Dodge City, the son of Darrell Neil and Jody Marie Clinesmith Dombaugh. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1986, and then from Friends University. A former resident of McPherson, he was a greens keeper for a Wichita Golf Course and then worked for Suburban Landscape Management, Wichita, as a mowing crew member.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, both in McPherson.

Survivors include: his mother, Jody M. Dombaugh, McPherson; and a sister, Dalyn Cantrell, McPherson.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, with the Revs. Mike Marion and Harold Nelson presiding. There will be no visitation at the family's request. Private family graveside service will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Diabetes Association or First United Methodist Church, both in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
(Hutchinson News ~ February 1, 2006)

EBAUGH, PEGGY

McPHERSON - Ebaugh, Peggy, 85, of Wichita, died Friday, August 24, of complications from diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Peggy lived in McPherson County, Kansas for almost 70 years of her life. She was co-owner with her husband Max of Ebaugh's Furniture Store in Lindsborg and Ebaugh's Gifts Unlimited in McPherson. She and Max moved to the Catholic Care Center in Wichita in 2003 to be closer to family.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Max; siblings: Dr. Walter W. Jones, McPherson; and Connie Peters and her husband Don of Towanda; daughters: Marsha Ebaugh and Camille Kluge, Wichita; and son, Brent Ebaugh and his wife Linda, Colorado Springs, CO. She leaves five grandsons: Dustin Ebaugh and wife Kirissa, Wichita; Joshua Ebaugh and wife Panni, Colorado Springs; Lucas Ebaugh and wife Natalie, Colorado Springs; David Kluge and wife Kristy, Springfield, IL; and Noah Kluge and wife Amber, Wichita. She also is survived by four great grandchildren: Sophia and Alex Kluge, Springfield; and Ella and Rose Kluge, Wichita.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, August 27 with family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 28 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 600 E. Marlin, McPherson, KS. Interment will be at McPherson cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church, Serenity of Sobriety, or the P.E.O. Scholarship Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/26/2007.

EMBERS, EVA VIRGINIA

HUTCHINSON - Embers, Eva Virginia, 83, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004. Visitati on with family 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Crestwood Memorial Park, McPherson.

Survivors: son, Ronald Embers of Hutchinson; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/18/2004.

FORTUNE, BETTY L.

McPHERSON - Betty L. Fortune, 80, died Sept. 19, 2005, at Angel Arms, McPherson.

She was born Oct. 9, 1924, at Pitcher, Okla., the daughter of Floyd and Ruby Baines Ligon. A resident of McPherson since 1948, moving from Pittsburg, she was a Southwestern Bell Telephone operator and also worked in an ammunition factory at Kansas City.

She belonged to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, McPherson.

On Nov. 8, 1948, she married Roger W. Fortune at Pittsburg. He died Aug. 22, 2003.

Survivors include: two sons, David and Doug, both of McPherson; a daughter, Patricia Fortune-Oppenheimer, Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Arthur Hester, Paris, France; a sister, Katherine Patrick, Punta Gorda, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, with Pastor Jim Keil presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.

Memorials may be sent to McPherson Healthcare Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 21, 2005)

FREEBURG, FREDA MAE

McPHERSON - Freda Mae Freeburg, 92, died Sept. 21, 2005, at Infinia of McPherson.

She was born March 19, 1913, in Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of Louis Henri and Ethel G. Bunker Berry. She attended school in Oklahoma, and during her high school years, she moved to McPherson to live with Ray and Mayla Austin. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1931. She was a secretary for Martin Van Hoy Motors, Charlie Martin's dealership and Elber Turner and Turner Motors, all of McPherson.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.

On Feb. 3, 1935, she married Virgil Theodore "Bud" Freeburg in McPherson. He died March 16, 2003.

Survivors include: a son-in-law, Robert D. "Bob" Christensen; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lee Freeburg; and a daughter, Shirley Ann Christensen.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, with the Rev. Michael J. Fibranz presiding. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 22, 2005)

GARRELTS, PHOEBE ANN

WICHITA - Phoebe Ann Garrelts, 98, died March 26, 2005, at Riverside Village, Wichita.

She was born Feb. 21, 1907, in Elbert County, Colo., the daughter of Edson Edgar and Edith M. Turner Slough. She graduated from Central College, McPherson, with a teaching degree. A former resident of McPherson, she was a secretary, bookkeeper, homemaker and worked for the McPherson County Treasurer's office.

She belonged to the Literary Group, International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter HI, and the First United Methodist Church, all at McPherson.

On Dec. 11, 1928, she married Myron E. Garrelts at Fort Scott.

Survivors include: two sons, 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside service will be in McPherson Cemetery, with the Rev. Harold Nelson presiding.

Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, is in charge of arrangements.
(Hutchinson News ~ March 29, 2005)

GRUBBS, LAWRENCE L. "LARRY"

McPHERSON - Grubbs, Lawrence L. "Larry," 65, died Nov. 23, 2003. Service 2 p.m. Friday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Deloris; daughter, Diane Hall of Wichita; son, Gary of Inman; sister, Gloria Jean James of Offerle; 4 grandchildren. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/25/2003.

HADDUCK, ELMA A.

McPHERSON - Hadduck, Elma A., 96, died Oct. 20, 2003. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, McPherson Cemetery; memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Free Methodist Church.

Survivors: nieces, Betty Ann Dickerson, Doris Craven; nephews, Ronald Hadduck, Gerald Hadduck, George Cottrill. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 10/22/2003.

HALLGARTH, FRANK G.

McPHERSON - Hallgarth, Frank G., 67, died Jan. 4, 2004. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, McPherson Cemetery; service 11 a.m. Saturday, Gildden-Ediger Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Connie; sons, Dr. Kevin, Kraig; sister, Dolores Lundberg; brothers, Robert, Joe; 5 grandchildren.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/6/2004.

HARRIS, DOROTHEA

ENTERPRISE - Harris, Dorothea, 89, died April 1, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Monday, McPherson (KS) Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Larry and wife, JoRetta of Enterprise, Wilfred Jr. and wife, Mae of Wichita; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Martin-B ecker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/5/2005.

HARTER, MARGARET H.

MCPHERSON - Harter, Margaret H., 92, died November 20, 2004. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday at McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Lee Danyluk, Charles Harter, Brian Harter, Jeffrey Harter; daughter, Scherryl A. Harter; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Stockham Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/21/2004.

HILL, JAMES DONALD "BUD"

BUSHTON -- James Donald "Bud" Hill, 82, Bushton, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006.

Mr. Hill was born July 25, 1923, in McPherson. He was a district measurement technician for Northern Natural Gas Co., Bushton, retiring in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene "Jayne," of Bushton; a daughter, Jennifer Hill of Wichita; a son, Jeffrey of Overland Park; and a brother, Law-rence "Larry" of McPherson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Bushton. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in McPherson Cemetery, with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715 and American Legion Post No. 24, both of McPherson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460.

There will be no visitation.
(Salina Journal ~ January 9, 2006)

JAMES, HAROLD DENISON "H.D."

VALPARAISO, Fla. - Harold Denison "H.D." James, 68, died Nov. 17, 2005, at his home, Valparaiso, Fla.

He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in McPherson, the son of Jesse Ansel and Beulah Virginia Denison James. He attended McPherson Grade Schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1955. He then attended Pasadena Nazarene College, Pasadena, Calif., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in religion. He was a resident of Valparaiso, Fla., since December of 2004, moving from Fort Worth, Texas. He was a minister, Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene for 25 years and was a business administrator for the United Methodist Church until his retirement in 2004.

He belonged to Shalimar United Methodist Church, Shalimar, Fla.

On July 12, 1979, he married Colleen LaVonne Speicher in Denver. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons; two daughters; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; two brothers, including Leland James Sr., McPherson; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Gottland Covenant Church, McPherson, with the Revs. Melissa Newberry and Kenneth Busse presiding. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, is in charge of arrangements.
(Hutchinson News ~ November 23, 2005)

JENNINGS, DONNA L.

LAWRENCE - Jennings, Donna L., 70, died Jan. 17, 2006. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, McPherson (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: mother, Louella Sipe; daughters, Barbara Jennings, Elizabeth Dillon; son, Robert; sister, Barbara Keefer. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/19/2006.

JONES, DAN G.

McPHERSON -- Dan G. Jones, 58, McPherson, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.

Mr. Jones was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Garden City. He was employed at the McPherson County Sheriff's Department since 1977 as a reserve officer and corrections officer.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky of Salina and Danny of Chandler, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Aden and Kandace Aden, both of Hutchinson; a sister, Shirley Martin of Kansas City, Mo.; and five stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McPherson County DARE.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Salina Journal ~ January 22, 2006)

KEFFER, LAURA A.

MCPHERSON - Keffer, Laura A., 92, died September 12, 2004. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: daughter, Javene Marder of Los Angeles, CA; four nieces; six nephews. Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/13/2004.

KENNEY, KENNTH D. "KENNY"

INMAN -- Kenneth D. "Kenny" Kenney, 77, Inman, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.

Mr. Kenney was born Jan. 13, 1928, in McPherson. He was the maintenance project supervisor at National Cooperative Refinery Association, McPherson, retiring in 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia L., of the home; three daughters, Susan Walker of Kaufman, Texas, Karyn Larson of Inman and Paula Hague of McPherson; a brother, Michael of McPherson; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 E. Euclid, McPherson 67460.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
(Salina Journal ~ December 15, 2005)

McPHERSON - Mabel Susie Koehn, 88, died Sept. 19, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.

She was born Oct. 3, 1916, near Kismet, in Seward County, the daughter of Carl J. and Lena Wedel Koehn. She was a 1935 graduate of McPherson High School. A resident of McPherson County most of her life, she was an operator and clerk for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She retired after 33 years of service.

She belonged to Telephone Pioneers, she was co-manager of Save-n-Share Store, was a treasurer for a number of church related organizations and a volunteer for VITA program at McPherson Senior Center.

Survivors include: a brother, Robert Koehn, Austin, Texas; a sister, Lila Koehn, McPherson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Valdo, Lloyd and Nelson Koehn; and a sister, Verna Dirks.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, with Pastor Leonard Wiebe presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to First Mennonite Church Music Fund, in care of the funeral home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 21, 2005)

KOEHN, PATRICIA SUE

McPHERSON - Patricia Sue Koehn, 47, died Sept. 29, 2005, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Dec. 16, 1957, in Phillipsburg, the daughter of Wendell Dean and Phyllis Colleen Doxon Hunt. She attended school at Phillipsburg, Hutchinson, Ellis and Jewell, graduating from Phillipsburg High School in 1976, and she graduated in 1978 from Fort Hays State University. A resident of McPherson, moving from Phillipsburg, she had worked at Chicken Inn Restaurant, Sterling Drug, FAR-MAR-Co., Cimarron Investment Co. and Farmers Alliance Insurance Co.

She belonged to Harmony Christian Church, McPherson; Job's Daughters of the Order of the Eastern Star, Phillipsburg; National Honor Society; and the FHA.

On March 31, 1990, she married Brent James Koehn at McPherson.

Survivors include: a son, Lucus James, McPherson; a daughter, Wendi Dawn Koehn, McPherson; her parents, Phillipsburg; and a sister, Kathy Hawkinson, McPherson.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, with Pastor Sherman Nungester presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson. A private graveside service will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Harmony Christian Church or to the Ronald McDonald House, both in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ October 1, 2005)

KRAUS, CLYDE ROBERT

MULVANE - Clyde Robert Kraus, 91, died Sept. 28, 2005, in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Mulvane.

He was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Lane, the son of William August and Lucy Grimm Kraus. He attended Lane grade schools and Lane High School. A former resident of Lane, moving to Mulvane, he was a welder for the N.C.R.A., a pipefitter and welder building missile silos and atomic power plants in the U.S., employee at McConnell Airbase, and built Daimler-Chrysler Plant in Rockford, Ill.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson; and Plumber's and Pipefitter's Union 441.

On May 24, 1940, he married Marcella "Pat" Cook in McPherson. She died Jan. 20, 1994.

Survivors include: two sons; a daughter; two stepbrothers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, with Father Paul Oborny presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 30, 2005)

McPHERSON - Willis F. Krell, 95, died Aug. 19, 2005, at Hospice of the Valley Inpatient Unit at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born July 16, 1910, at Glenvil, Neb., the son of Fred William and Inez Irene Dutton Krell. He was a retired pipeline construction contractor.

He belonged to Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, and the International Flying Farmers.

On Jan. 25, 1938, he married Doris A. Rasmussen at Lyons. She died May 12, 2003.

Survivors include: a son, Larry, San Luis, Mexico; two daughters, Sandee Thompson, Phoenix, Ariz., and Marilyn Atkinson, Villa Hills, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, with Rev. Tim Holgerson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m., with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Stockham Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Countryside Covenant Church or to Habitat for Humanity. Personal condolences may be sent to the family via www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Hutchinson News ~ August 27, 2005)

LANCASTER, ORVAL

MCPHERSON - Orval Lancaster, 90, died May 29, 2005, at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.

He was born Jan. 29, 1915, at rural Beverly, the son of Arthur Freeman and Mary Rosa Berry Lancaster. He attended Spring Creek country school and graduated from Beverly High School. A resident of McPherson, he worked for Anaconda Mining at Anaconda, Mont., was a Lab Tech, farmer, owned and operated the Phillips 66 service station at McPherson and worked for Excel Industries, Hesston, until retiring.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, the Blue Lodge, Kansas York Rite, Kansas Scottish Rite, Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M., all at Salina. He was a member of the Oriental Chapter of the Order Eastern Star, McPherson and was a Mason for more than 50 years.

On Sept. 1, 1968, he married Bessie Mandette "Annette" Jones Coffman George at McPherson. She survives.

Other survivors include: two stepsons, Michael George, Hutchinson; and Curtis "Bud" George, Sylvan Grove; two stepdaughters, Colleen Reed, Wichita, and Betty Nightengale, Temple, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Art and Craig Lancaster; a sister, Nora Schmidt, a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with Pastor Les Cantrell presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church or to McPherson Shrine Children's Fund, both in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ May 31, 2005)

LANTZ, WILLIAM F.

Lantz, William F., 80, retired industrial arts teacher at Southeast High School, died March 20, 2005. Visitation with family, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, Broadway Mortuary. Funeral service 10 am, Thursday, Cedar Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial to follow at 1:30 pm, McPherson City Cemetery, McPherson, KS. Mr. Lantz served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, granddaughter and nephew.

Survivors: wife, Laura Evelyn; daughters, Terrie Sue (Darrell) Nixon of Haysville, Anita Dianne (Richard) Myers of Lawton, OK; son, William Mitchell (Brenda) Lantz of Wichita; brother, EuGene M. Lantz of Wichita; sister, Mary F. Sphar of Atlanta, KS; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials with Cedar Chapel Church, Medicalodge of Wichita and Heartland Hospice. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 3/22/2005 - 3/23/2005.

LEWIS, KATHRINE "KATIE" ELIZABETH

McPHERSON - Kathrine "Katie" Elizabeth Lewis, 72, died Sept. 23, 2005, at Salina Regional Health Center.

She was born May 22, 1933, in Concordia, the daughter of Stephen Cornelius and Orpha Elnora Sprague Henry. She graduated from Jamestown High School. She was the owner and operator of Katie's Krafts, McPherson.

She belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Altar Society and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary, all in McPherson.

On April 9, 1953, she married Bill B. Lewis in Jamestown. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert "Bob," Canton, and Brad, Emporia; a daughter, Dianne Clements, McPherson; a brother, Charles "Chuck" Henry, Salina; a sister, Neva Jensen, Courtland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Grennan and Patricia Hansen.

Cremation has taken place. Memorials service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson, with Father Mark Wesely presiding. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in McPherson City Cemetery.

Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home and Crematory, Salina, is in charge of arrangements.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 26, 2005)

LINDHOLM, VAL L.

GREAT BEND - Val L. Lindholm, 63, died Aug. 1, 2005, at Alterra Sterling House, Great Bend.

He was born June 1, 1942, the son of Archie L. and Louise A. Sherrard Lindholm. He attended elementary schools and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1960. A resident of Great Bend since March 2005, moving from Breckenridge, Colo., he was President of Lindholm Construction Company, Great Bend, until the business closed and then was a specialty painter and photographer at Summit County, Colo.

He belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On June 14, 1964, he married Karen L. Rinker at Great Bend.

Survivors include: two sons, Doug, Thornton, Colo., and Greg, McPherson; two sisters, Nancy Sundahl, and Carol Murphy, both of Great Bend; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with the Rev. H. Dick Reynolds Jr. presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Special Assistance Fund at the Father Dyer Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ August 2, 2005)

MALM, IRMA BELLE

LINDSBORG - Malm, Irma Belle, 89, of Lindsborg, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004. Service 3 p.m. Tuesday, McPherson Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Mitchell, Wichita, Russell Decker of Tulsa; sisters, Virginia Passmore, Wilma Davis both of San Antonio, TX, Imogene Latham, Dallas, TX, Agnes Wheeler, N.C. Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/11/2004.

MERRY, VERNA MAE

HUTCHINSON - Merry, Verna Mae, 89, retired Boeing Co. bookkeeper, died Nov. 29, 2003. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Friday, McPherson City Cemetery.

Survivors: several nephews and nieces. Elliott Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 12/2/2003.

MILLER, M. JANE

McPHERSON - M. Jane Miller, 89, died Dec. 13, 2005, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born Aug. 29, 1916, in McPherson, the daughter of Charles Serf and Dorothea Swanson Pettit. She attended elementary school in McPherson, graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1933 and from Hutchinson Junior College in 1935. A longtime resident of McPherson, she was a homemaker and a physicians clerk for Dr. Weir Pierson, McPherson.

She belonged to First Congregation United Church of Christ and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, both in McPherson.

On June 17, 1936, she married Burr Oakes Miller in McPherson. He died Aug. 11, 1981.

Survivors include: three sons, Larry, Wichita, Philip, San Marcos, Calif., and Brent, Armonk, N.Y.; three daughters, Sally Griffin, Wichita, Sydney Soderberg, Salina, and Bunny Smith, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Pettit; and a sister, Mildred Bankes.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home Chapel, McPherson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to First Congregational Church of Christ, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Burr Miller Scholarship Fund at Central Christian College, all in care of the funeral home, 222 West Euclid Street, McPherson, KS 67460.
(Hutchinson News ~ December 22, 2005)

MILLER, VONDA I.

McPHERSON - Vonda I. Miller, 91, died May 25, 2005, at the Cedars, McPherson.

She was born May 3, 1914, at McPherson, the daughter of Albert Frank and Hattie Belle All Elliott. A lifelong McPherson resident, she was a homemaker and a fashion designer.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, McPherson; the Phoenix Bead Society; and was a 60-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

On Jan. 24, 1946, she married Clement Dale Miller at California. He died Oct. 16, 1974.

Survivors include: a son, Lee Miller, Peoria, Ariz.; a daughter, Brenda Woodard, McPherson; a sister, Avis Flory, Wichita; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vorras Elliott.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, with the Rev. Art Maddock presiding. There is no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of Stockham Funeral Home, McPherson.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family via www.stockhamfamily.com.
(Hutchinson News ~ May 26, 2005)

MOG, CHARLES ALFRED

McPHERSON - Charles Alfred Mog, 92, died Jan. 3, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.

He was born May 19, 1913, in Ellsworth County, the son of Edward and Mary Kodytek Mog. He attended Blackwolf schools. A resident of McPherson since 2002, moving from California, he worked for Boeing of Wichita during World War II and then started Mog Construction Company in Great Bend until he sold the business and moved to California. He later worked for North American Aviation as a quality control inspector, until his retirement in 1974.

He belonged to Masonic Lodge in both Great Bend and in California.

On June 5, 1937, he married Viola Clara Panzer in Ellsworth. She died Nov. 3, 2000.

Survivors include: three daughters, Delores Harrison, Norwalk, Calif., and Shirley Corbus and Barbara Mog, both of McPherson; two sisters, Evelyn Grubb, Hays, and Beatrice Thompson, Bolivar, Mo.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Edward, Ben and John; three sisters, Pearl Janousek, Blanche Sullivan and Caroline Vickers; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, with Tim Holgerson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the family greeting friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to McPherson Shrine Children's Fund, in care of the funeral home, 222 West Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460.
(Hutchinson News ~ January 5, 2006)

MOORE, ELVA B.

McPHERSON - Elva B. Moore, 80, died July 22, 2005, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, at Hoxie, the daughter of Charles and Lena M. Turner Davis. A resident of McPherson since 1992, moving from Sylvia, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to the Free Methodist Church, McPherson.

On Dec. 23, 1958, she married Frank Henry Moore Jr., at Miami, Okla. He died July 29, 1992.

Survivors include: four sons, Kerrey, McPherson, Steve, Hutchinson, Jack Beeney, Stewartsville, Mo., and Gene Beeney, Hutchinson; two daughters, Karen Cessna, Wichita, and Kathy Sutton, Nickerson; a brother, Charles Davis, Hutchinson; a sister, Ilene Mustard, Sterling, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in McPherson Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Mayse presiding. There will be no visitation at the families request.

Memorials may be sent to the Elva B. Moore Memorial Fund, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
(Hutchinson News ~ July 24, 2005)

MORROW, LOIS A. (ULLOM)

BELLEVILLE - Morrow, Lois A. (Ullom), of Indianapolis, formerly of Bellevil le, died June 2, 2004. Service 10 a.m Wednesday at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS.

Survivors: son, Lee Jr.; daughter, Debbie Eggleston; brother, Clark Ullom; sister, Maurine Fraka; 1 grandson. Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 6/6/2004.

NELSON, LEWIS M.

MCPHERSON - Lewis M. Nelson, 89, died May 28, 2005, at The Cedars Courts, McPherson.

He was born Aug. 14, 1915, at McPherson, the son of Ben and Mary Simonson Nelson. A lifetime McPherson resident, he was a farmer.

He belonged to the Church of the Brethren, McPherson County ASCS Board Member, Centennial School Board Member, and Treasurer of the LoneTree Township, all at McPherson.

On June 14, 1936, he married Mary R. Stonebraker at Wiley, Colo. She died Feb. 7, 2003.

Survivors include: a son, Charles, Rio Rancho, N.M.; four daughters, Myrna Eis, Mary Caruthers, and Mabel Friesen, all of McPherson, and Laurel Williams, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Brethren, McPherson, with the Rev. Chris Whitacre presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. A private committal service will be in McPherson Cemetery prior to the funeral.

Memorials may be sent to the Church of the Brethren or to The Cedars, both in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.stockhamfamily.com
(Hutchinson News ~ May 30, 2005)

NORDLING, BERNARD ERICK "BERNIE"

LAWRENCE - Bernard Erick "Bernie" Nordling, died unexpectedly on Aug. 31, 2005, at his home.

He was born June 14, 1921, near Nekoma, in Rush County, the son of Ebben and Edith Freeburg Nordling. He was a graduate of McPherson High School and McPherson College, at McPherson, and graduated with honors from the University of Kansas Law School in 1949.

From early 1941, to mid-1944, during World War II, Bernie served as a clerical employee with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in the Legal Attache's office in the American Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He finished his army career as a clerk-typist in the Chief of Staff message center at the Pentagon in Washington, typing summaries of top-secret messages for Chief of Staff George Marshall and other high government officials.

Following graduation from KU Law School, Bernie married Barbara Burkholder on March 26, 1949, at McPherson and moved to Hugoton, where he became associated in the general practice of law with A.E. "Gus" Kramer, founder of the Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association (SWKROA). The association, currently with over 2,700 royalty owner members nationwide, is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of protecting royalty owners in the vast Hugoton Gas Field. Nordling served as SWKROA Executive Secretary from 1968 to 1994.

Bernie spent his entire legal career representing causes on behalf of landowners. Prior to his death, he helped establish guidelines for landowners in negotiating wind energy leases. Nordling's law firm, currently known as Kramer, Nordling & Nordling, LLC, and the Wichita law firm of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch successfully represented landowners in the gas royalty and helium litigation over the years. The litigation resulted in tens of millions of dollars of additional royalties for landowners in the Hugoton Field.

Besides his private law practices, Mr. Nordling served as Hugoton City Attorney for 36 years and as Stevens County Attorney for six years. At the time of his death, Bernie was a member of the Hugoton United Methodist Church. Until moving to Lawrence in 1993, upon his partial retirement from active law practice, Bernie was an active church member and community leader, serving on the Hugoton Grade School Board and the Stevens County Library Board. He was a Boy Scout Scoutmaster or 12 years, attending two national jamborees and one international jamboree. He also served on the Board of Trustees of McPherson College, the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Alumni Association, the Kansas University Endowment Association, and the Kansas 4-H Foundation. In Lawrence, he was active in the Noon Rotary Club and the New Generation group.

Honors and awards received by Bernie during his lifetime include Citation of Merit, McPherson College; Distinguished Alumnus Award, KU Law School; Fred Ellsworth Medallion, Kansas Alumni Association; Lifetime Achievement Award, Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce; and James L. Stafford Founder's Award, nation Association of Royalty Owners.

Bernie was quite a sports fan and loved to watch any kind of sports, whatever the season. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he particularly enjoyed hunting with his family. He never knew a stranger, loved to visit and seemed to know everyone. But his main pride and joy were his wife, Barbara, and their children and grandchildren, and he always looked forward to family get-together during the year. He was also proud of his Swedish heritage.

Survivors include: his widow, Barbara, of the home; his daughters, Karen Koehler, also of Lawrence, Kristine Stepaniuk, Chesterfield, Mo., Leslie Petz, Garden City, and Julie Andrews, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son and law partner, Erick, Hugoton; a sister, Lucille Slicker, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Chester Nordling, Bentonville, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson. Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Hugoton. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

Memorials have been established and may be given to the Bernard E. Nordling Law Scholarship Fund with Kansas University Endowment Association or the Bernard E. and Barbara Nordling Scholarship Fund with McPherson College, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.
(Hutchinson News ~ September 6, 2005)

OBERLY, RICHARD W. "RICH", SR.

McPHERSON - Oberly, Richard W. Sr. "Rich," 78, died Dec. 18, 2003. Service 10:15 a.m. Monday, McPherson Cemetery; memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, First Mennonite Church.

Survivors: wife, Beverly; son, Richard "Dick" Jr.; daughters, Sherri Sinders, Amber Stucky; brothers, Kenneth, Robert; sister, Sara Berry. Glidden- Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 12/20/2003.

OLSON, JIMMIE MARIE

McPHERSON - Jimmie Marie Olson, 88, died Sept. 30, 2005, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born June 6, 1917, in Calhoun, Mo., the daughter of Lemuel A. and Pansy M. Depew Carley. She graduated in 1935 from McPherson High School. A resident of McPherson, she was the secretary for USD 418, McPherson.

She belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Mary Circle, and was a former member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Sewing Club, all in McPherson.

On May 30, 1942, she married William LaVerne Olson in McPherson. He died Sept. 28, 1987.

Survivors include: a son, Michael Dale, McPherson; a daughter, Carolyn Beth Olson, St. Louis, Mo.; and four sisters, Ted Todeschi and Freda Peterson-Gooch, both of Silverton, Colo., Jeanette Moors, Tucson, Ariz., and Una Bee Carley-Miller, San Angelo, Texas.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Lee Carley and Marjorie Baudino.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson, with the Rev. H. Dick Reynolds Jr. presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri or First Presbyterian Church, both in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ October 2, 2005)

SCHLENDER, CHARLOTTE LAVAE

McPHERSON - Charlotte Lavae Schlender, 81, died Dec. 10, 2005, at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Haviland, the daughter of Irvin G. and Mazie Louise Williams Ross. She attended Haviland grade school and graduated from Haviland High School in 1942. She graduated from Friends University, Wichita, attended McPherson College, Wichita University and Bethany College, Lindsborg. She was a homemaker, Home Economics teacher at Moundridge High School, English and Literature teacher at Inman High School and a teacher at McPherson Junior High for 20 years. She also taught English as a Second Language to refugees at McPherson High School.

She belonged to First United Methodist Church, McPherson, McPherson Retired Teachers Association, Kansas Teachers Association, Cedars Health Care Center and Village Committees and McPherson Opera House.

On June 7, 1949, she married Harold Glenn Schlender in Wichita. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Gregory H. Schlender, Boulder, Colo., and Brenton R. Schlender, Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Debra Jan Way, Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Naoma L. Littlefield, Haviland; two brothers, Milton C. Ross, Haviland, and Ronald J. Ross, Sarasota, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, with the Revs. Harold Nelson and Karen Rice Ratzlaff presiding. A private family burial will precede the memorial service in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to McPherson Opera House, Cedars Health Care Center or the church, all in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson New ~ December 13, 2005)

SCHROEDER, PATRICIA A. "PAT"

HUTCHINSON - Schroeder, Patricia A. "Pat," 62, died Jan. 6, 2004. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, McPherson (KS) Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Robert "Mike"; daughters, Patricia "Pat" Jenkins, Dorothy Rogers, Tina Bachman; sister, Deanna Strella; brother, Jim Christiansen; stepmother, Ruby Christiansen; 6 grandchildren. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/8/2004.

SETTLE, WALTER R. "COTTON"

Walter R. "Cotton" Settle, 78, McPherson, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in McPherson.

He was born March 3, 1927, in Mounds, Okla., to Jesse Franklin and Ida Pearl (McCause) Settle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He married Minnie B. Parks on June 19, 1947, in Andarko, Okla. He was a farmer and stockman.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, John L. Settle, Engelwood, Colo., Jim R. Settle, Springfield, Mo., and Rich W. Settle, McPherson; a daughter, Diana L. Settle-Rulli, Loveland, Colo.; two brothers, Haskel R. Settle, Ninnekah, Okla., and Carl C. Settle, Carman, Okla.; a sister, Shirley A. Gies, Bethany, Okla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ, McPherson; burial in the McPherson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.

Memorials are suggested to McPherson Church of Christ Scholarship and Charitable Trust, McPherson.
(Hays Daily News ~ June 23, 2005)

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