OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS


Athon, James June 10, 1943 - Nov. 18, 2009

TOPEKA-James D. Athon died Nov. 18, 2009, at his home in Topeka. He was 66. He was born on June 10, 1943, at Quenemo, the son of Frank and Mabel Brecheisen Athon. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for more than 40 years as a engineering technician specialist until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of the Kansas National Guard. He married Eva Maddy, May 15, 1965, at Stockton. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his father. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mabel Athon, Lyndon; three children, Kim Stich and husband, Tim, Candace Athon and John Athon; his grandson, Dustin, and his greatgranddaughter, Chloe, all of Topeka. Services were Nov. 21 at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. Burial followed at Vassar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bass, Jimmie Ray IV Nov. 5, 2003 - Oct. 31, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa-Jimmie Ray Bass IV died Oct. 31, 2009, at University of Iowa Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa. He was 5. He was born Nov. 5, 2003, at Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Jimmie and Stacie Clifford Bass III. He had lived in Ottawa and has been in Iowa City for the past year. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Ida Daw; paternal great-grandfather, Danny Brecheisen; and his aunt, Michelle Bass.

He is survived by his parents; his sister, Cara Ball; three brothers, Derrick Ball, Keyton Bass and Remington Bass, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Lillian Clifford, Kahoka, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Norma Whitehead; paternal grandparents, Jim and Beth Bass, Australia, Charlene and Dave Bernabe, Vassar; and paternal great-grandparents, Marianne Bass, Ottawa, and Dorothy Brecheisen, Vassar. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, where family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mt. Pleasant Community Church, southeast of Lyndon. Burial will follow at Vassar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmie Bass Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bixel, Kathryn Elizabeth DAWSON July 12, 1922 - Nov. 19, 2009

TOPEKA-Kathryn Elizabeth Dawson Bixel died Nov. 19, 2009, at Midland Hospice House. She was 87. She was born July 12, 1922, at Graham County, the daughter of Bertha and Hubert Dawson. She was a 1940 graduate of Carbondale High School and a 1943 graduate of Christ's Hospital School of Nursing. She married Clair D. Bixel, Oct. 13, 1943, at Topeka. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and a grandson. She is survived by eight children, 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and five sisters. A private graveside service was Nov. 20 at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stormont-Vail Hospital Foundation, 1500 SW Tenth, Topeka, KS 66604. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Buss, Richard Lee Sept. 3, 1950 - Oct. 26, 2009

Richard Lee Buss died Oct. 26, 2009. He was 59. He was born Sept. 3, 1950, in Coffeyville, the son of Ahrend and Rosalie Buss. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an organ donor. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Buss. Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Bonne Buss; two stepsons, Wesley Behner and Joshua Harvey; a brother, Harold Buss, Slidell, La.; five sisters, Geraldine Taylor, Coffeyville, Jewel Buss, Dewey, Okla., Virginia Davis, Pearl River, La., Luella Mulcahy, Terrell, Texas, and Patricia Kuijper, Centennial, Colo., and many nieces and nephews. Military services were Oct. 29 at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to KU Endowment Fund -Scholarship Nuerology, 3901 Rainbow, Kansas City, KS 66160, or the American Heart Association. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Carlson, Sharon D. RILEY Sept. 11, 1939 - Nov. 22, 2009

OLATHE-Sharon D. Carlson died Nov. 22, 2009, at her home. She was 70. She was born Sept. 11, 1939, at Ft. Scott, the daughter of Allen and Mildred Piercey Riley. She graduated from Ft. Scott High School and Bethany Nazarene College. After graduation she worked for a CPA firm and later became a self-employed accountant. She married Jerry Carlson, Dec. 11, 1965, at Ft. Scott. He survives of the home. She was a member ofShawnee Church of the Nazarene and Senior Ladies. She was preceded in death by her son, Craig Carlson; her father, Allen Riley; and two younger brothers, Donald and Tommy Riley. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mildred Riley, Fort Scott; two daughters, Cheryl Knoodle and husband, Norman, Nixa, Mo., and Carla Carlson, Olathe; her son, Cary Carlson and wife, Suzanne, Rogersville, Mo.; two sisters-in-laws, Leah Riley and Mitzi Riley, both of Ft. Scott; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Services were Nov. 25 at Shawnee Church of the Nazarene, Shawnee. Burial followed at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shawnee Church of the Nazarene Primetime Ministries and sent in care of Newcomer's Sons Funeral Home, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Casaert, Margaret M. CEULE April 3, 1917 - Nov. 19, 2009

LOUISBURG-Margaret M. Casaert, Stilwell, died Nov. 19, 2009, at Louisburg Care Center. She was 92. She was born April 3, 1917, at Dodson, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and Emma De Covela Ceule. She married Arthur Casaert, Sept. 16, 1944, at Kansas City, Mo. He survives of the home.

She worked at White Haven Hotel, cleaned houses and was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Donald Lichtenauer; four brothers, Gustave, William, Charles and Henry Ceule; and three sisters, Julia Ceule, Emalie Ceule and Mary Ceule. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Betty Knapp and husband, John, Overland Park, Shirley Lichtenauer and husband, Joseph, Melvern; her son, Lonny Casaert and wife, Roxanne, Edgerton; and nine grandchildren, Julie Anschultz and husband, Shane, Steve Lichtenauer, Mark Lichtenauer, Dan Knapp and wife, Amy, Kim Hansen and husband, Chris, Dave Knapp, Eric Casaert and wife, April, Andrea Casaert and Michelle Casaert; and six great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 21 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Wea. Burial followed at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Holy Rosary Church or to Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Coffee, William P. July 13, 1942 - Nov. 6, 2009

VASSAR-William P. "Wild Bill" Coffee, formerly of the Caseyville and Collinsville, Ill., died Nov. 6, 2009, at his home in Vassar. He was 67. He was born July 13, 1942, at Kansas City, the son of William F. and Eileen O'Neill Coffee. He attended Washington High School in Kansas City. He received a bachelor's degree from Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. Kahokian Memorial Post No. 5691, Collinsville, Ill. He retired from the state of Illinois. He married Mary Ann Rojak, Aug. 24, 1973, at Caseyville, IL. She survives of the home. He was active in the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He was raised to Master Mason in Collinsville, Ill., and transferred his membership to the Arab Shrine, Topeka, where he joined the Legion of Honor, serving as its commander. He was a member of the Topless Unit. Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister, Carol Cummings and husband, Jim, Vassar; his son, William Coffee II and wife, Denise, Argyle, Wisc.; his daughter, JoAnna McDowell and husband, Roger, Basehor; six grandchildren, William Coffee III, Christopher Coffee, Jennifer Coffee, Emily McDowell, Reese McDowell, and Madison McDowell; and a great-grandson, Alex Kempker. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Vassar United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will be in Illinois at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vassar Methodist Church, Midland Hospice or C.A.T. Association and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 19, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Coffman, Curtis Wayne Oct. 17, 1967 - Oct. 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY-Curtis Wayne Coffman, Baldwin City, died Oct. 28, 2009, at University of Kansas Medical Center. He was 42. He was born Oct.17, 1967, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Janel Hyacinth (Niebrugge) and Wayne Edward Coffman. He lived in Del City, Okla. and Baldwin City. He graduated from Baldwin High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in historic preservation from the University of Kansas, a certificate in AutoCAD from Johnson County Community College, and a master's degree in history, arts and social sciences from Baker University. He served as president of the Baldwin High School Alumni Association. He was a member of the Belleek International Collectors Society, Richard Degenhardt Chapter, Colonial Williamsburg Association, Baker University Alumni Board, Masters Swim Club in Lawrence, and St. John's Reformed Church, in Philadelphia, Penn. Recently he graduated from the leadership academy of Water District No. 1 of Johnson County, where he worked as a drafter.

Survivors include his parents, Wayne and Janel Coffman, Baldwin City; twin brother, Jay Edward Coffman, Baldwin City; and a sister, Melanie Hyacinth Coffman, Shawnee. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Virginia Coffman, Karl and Hyacinth Niebrugge, and Hazel Niebrugge. Services were Oct. 31 at the Community Covenant Church, Lenexa. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Worden. Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Graham's Samaritans Purse/Operation Christmas Child Fund, Baldwin High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, or Baker University Alumni Board Scholarship Fund, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Criqui, Rotha Irene LEWIS Sept. 17, 1914 - Oct. 30, 2009

TOPEKA-Rotha Irene Criqui died Oct. 30, 2009, at Mission Towers. She was 95. She was born Sept. 17, 1914, at Belvidere, Neb., the daughter of Frederick Lillard and Mollie Juila Williamson Lewis. She married Harve Criqui Sr., May 13, 1927, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death. In 1978, she earned her general education degree. She was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and taught primary Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her son Donald Criqui; five brothers and sisters and five grandchildren. She is survived by her children, June Criqui, Topeka;, Harve Criqui Jr., Osage City, Howard Criqui and wife, Shirley, Meriden, Harold Criqui, Denison, David Criqui and wife, Guille, Harbor City, Calif., Dorothy Dolsky and husband, Jerome, Topeka, Roy Criqui and wife, Janet, Council Grove; her brother, Bill Lewis and wife, Dottie, Bakersfield, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Nov. 3 at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608 or Doorstep, 1119 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

D'Amatto, Vicki Lynn WIEZOREK June 2, 1964 - Oct. 24, 2009

TOPEKA-Vicki Lynn Wiezorek "Nicole" D'Amatto died Oct. 24, 2009, at a Topeka Hospital. She was 45. She was born June 2, 1964, at Cordele, Ga., the daughter of Bernard and Frances Longino Wiezorek. She graduated from Washburn Rural High School and Washburn University. She married Alan Michael D'Amatto, June 2, 1995. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Wiezorek, and her stepfather, Max Garrett. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Michael D'Amatto, Topeka; her mother, Frances Garrett, Wakarusa; and three brothers, Eddie, Charles and Larry Wiezorek. Graveside services were Oct. 29 at Shawnee Center Cemetery, Wakarusa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicole D'Amatto Memorial and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Deskins, Gary July 8, 1940 - Nov. 27, 2009

TOPEKA-Gary Deskins, Melvern, died Nov. 27, 2009, at a Topeka hospital. He was 69. He was born July 8, 1940, at Pomona, the son of Guy and Letha Marconette Deskins. He was raised in Melvern and had returned to Melvern in 1992. He graduated from Melvern High School and was a heavy equipment mechanic. He attended the Melvern Church of God. He married Loretta Unfred, March 31, 1989, at Lawrence. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Mc- Cauley; three step children, Randy Frost, Doug Frost and JoAnna Frost; and his brother, Rick Deskins. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Kathy Arb, Osage City, Julie Harris, Topeka, Garry Deskins, Wilsonville, Ore., and Matthew Deskins, Macon, Ga.; two stepchildren, Henry Frost, Melvern, and Darla Frost, Eudora; his brother, David Deskins, Quincy, Mass.; two sisters, Nancy Gailey, Osage City, and Linda Waldron, Osage City; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Graveside memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 2009, at Melvern Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Deskins Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Duffey, Albert Sept. 16, 1912 - Nov. 21, 2009

TOPEKA-Albert Duffey, Osage City, died Nov. 21, 2009, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 97. He was born Sept. 16, 1912, at Agricola, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Marquis and Adelpha Duffey. He lived in Osage City since 1949. He was an auto mechanic, over the road truck driver and had retired from Parr Brothers, Osage City. He was a member of the American Bowling Association. He married Flossie Burnett, Jan. 26, 1937, at Iola. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his son, Albert Lee Duffey. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Clara Piper and husband, Bill, Marengo, Ill., and Judy Miller and husband, Gary, LaVista, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 25 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial followed at Melvern Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice or Bethel Community Church and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ford, Naomi K. ELMORE Aug. 18, 1930 - Oct. 28, 2009

AMARILLO, Texas-Naomi K. Ford died Oct. 28, 2009, at Amarillo, Texas. She was 79. She was born Aug. 18, 1930, at Emporia, the daughter of John and Marianda Elmore. She grew up in Burlingame and graduated from Burlingame High School. She married Harry Clifton Ford on Aug. 21, 1948, at Burlingame. He preceded her in death. She moved to Amarillo in 1969. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mamie Segilquist, Retie Elmore and Mary Bradshaw. She is survived by her companion, George Heck, Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Rick Ford, Cleburne, Texas, and David Ford, Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Jackie Kirscht
and husband, Joe, Amarillo, Texas, and Penny Fletcher and husband, Kym, Temple, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 30 at Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home Benton Chapel, Amarillo, Texas. Burial followed at Llano Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and sent in care of Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive Amarillo, Texas 79109. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Hase, Luther Dale May 16, 1925 - Oct. 31, 2009

EMPORIA-Luther Dale Hase, Allen, died Oct. 31, 2009, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was 84. He was born May 16, 1925, at Bushong, the son of Edwin and Lydia Earl Hase. He was a farmer and carpenter and bridge maintenance foreman for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

He married Vivian Louise Mann, March 24, 1947, at Emporia. She survives of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, David Hase, Allen, and Dale Hase, Americus; three daughters, Patty Jenkins, Emporia, Donna Douglas, Tecumseh, and Pam Dunn, Emporia; two sisters, Josephine Barrett, Conway Springs, and Evelyn Smith, Burlingame; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 4 at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Chapel, Emporia. Burial followed at Allen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia KS 66801. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Haskins, Jack W. Jan. 21, 1931 - Nov. 25, 2009

OSAGE CITY-Jack W. Haskins died Nov. 25, 2009, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. He was 78. He was born Jan. 21, 1931, at Osage City, the son of Clifford Monroe and Stella Bartee Haskins. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1949. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954, and the Army Reserves. He worked for Osage City as a lineman. In 1957, he took over the service station and bulk fuel delivery from his father and it became Haskins Conoco and Haskins Oil Company, Inc. In 1978, he purchased the fuel transport from the Parre brothers and operated it through 1990. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lions Club, American Legion, and Topeka Oilman's Club. He served as a volunteer fireman and coached Little League baseball. He married Darlene Lane, April 5, 1952, at Osage City. They divorced in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marilyn Kay; and his daughter-in-law, Kay L. Haskins. Survivors include his son, David Haskins and wife, Barb, Osage City; three daughters, Vicki Lozenski and husband, Matt, Leavenworth, Janet Seele and wife, Jerry, Baldwin City, Linda Vandevord and husband, Mike, Scranton; ten grandchildren; Amie Lohmeyer, Kylie Haskins, Hollie Haskins, Ryan Haskins, Kristen Seele, Jerod Seele, Mitchell Lozenski, Mindi Lozenski, Clayton Vandevord and Cody Vandevord. Services were Nov. 28 at First Presbyterian Church, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haskins Family Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Hilt, William J. Aug. 26, 1913 - Nov. 12, 2009

ST. FRANCIS-William J. Hilt died Nov. 12, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village, in St. Francis. He was 96. He was born Aug. 26, 1913, at Ritzville, Wash., the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Lesser Hilt. He moved to Idaho and then to St. Francis, in the early 1920's. He attended German Plains grade school before he quit school to help his dad with farming. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945. He fought at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged Nov. 3, 1945. He earned the Bronze Star. He married Bertha Keller, Jan. 27, 1946, at Salem Lutheran Church. She survives of the home. They farmed northwest of St. Francis until they moved to Idalia, Colo. They later returned and settled on the farm southwest of St. Francis. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Martin Hilt; stepmother, Christina Orman Hilt; a sister, Pauline Braun, and three bothers, Emil, Walter and Lawrence. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Alfred Hilt, St. Francis; two daughters, Ruth Appel, Rush Center, and Ruby Garard and husband, Wesley, Lebo; his sister, Esther Brunswig, St. Francis; his sister-in-law, Leila Hilt, St. Francis; and two grandsons, Kevin Appel, Rush Center, and Luke Garard, Valrico, Fla.; granddaughters, Denise Shuey and husband, Josh, Hoisington, and Gretchen McCauley and husband, Shannon, Kansas City, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Nov. 16 at Peace Lutheran Church, with burial at Hope Valley Cemetery with military honors provided by Fort Riley Honor Guard. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ireland, Robert Wendell Aug. 19, 1929 - Nov. 10, 2009

OVERBROOK-Robert Wendell "Bob" Ireland died Nov. 10, 2009, at Brookside Nursing Home, Overbrook. He was 80. He was born Aug. 19, 1929, to Victor and Minnie (Mc- Coy) Ireland in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Holt High School in 1947 and joined the Army Air Corps.

As crew chief, he worked on the B36, B52, KC135 and C5A. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 and worked for the Kansas Department of Revenue, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Gideons and Masons. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Victor Ireland and Melvon Ireland. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Opal Morine (Richey) Ireland, Overbrook; a daughter, Karen Ireland Clements and husband, Mark, Topeka; sons, Robert Ireland and his wife, Beverly, Overbrook, and David Ireland and his wife, Julie, Leawood; a brother, Ralph L. Ireland and his wife, Mary, Raytown, and grandchildren, Christopher Clements, Shane Ireland and Aubrey Ireland. Services were Nov.17 at Grace Community Church, Overbrook. Burial followed with full military honors at Overbrook Cemetery. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 19, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Jones, Phyllis M. GRIGSBY July 18, 1920 - Nov. 20, 2009

LAWRENCE- Phyllis M. Jones died Nov. 20, 2009, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She was 89. She was born July 18, 1920, at Williamsburg, the daughter of Charles and Flossie Greeve Grigsby. She graduated from Richmond High School and Emporia State Teachers College. She taught vocal and instrumental music in high schools in Eskridge and Osage City. She worked for Kansas University World War II Memorial Association. She played violin in the Kansas University orchestra. She sang in the choir and was soprano soloist at First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Lawrence Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, associate member of the KU Alumni Association and past president
of the Lawrence Chapter of American Association of University Women. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Round Table Study Club, and Lawrence Music Club. She wrote poetry and received many awards for her poetry. She conducted writing classes for the University of Kansas Retirees Club and Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She married L. Martin Jones Dec. 28, 1945, at Osage City. He survives of the home.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Kevin Jones and wife, Linda, Kansas City. Mo.; and twin granddaughters. Kyra and Isla. Memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. She donated her body to the KU Medical Center, Department of Anatomy. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Fund of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor or charity of donor's choice and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Miller, Ed April 21, 1919 - Nov. 29, 2009

TOPEKA-Ed Miller died Nov. 29, 2009, at a Topeka nursing home. He was 90. He was born April 21, 1919, at Dighton, the son of David and Allie Shane Miller. He moved from Ottawa to Lyndon, where he lived until October 2005, when he moved to Topeka. He worked for Kansas City Power and Light. He was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, Lyndon Lions Club, Lyndon School Board, Lyndon City Council and PRIDE. He married Elizabeth Gilliland, July 8, 1942, at Emporia. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Morris, and his sister, Pearl Bowers. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter,Karen Vannostran and husband, Mike, Topeka; his brother, Harry Miller, Kansas City; two sisters, Grace Brown, Springfield, Mo., and Ruth Campbell, Topeka; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were Dec. 2, 2009, at Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial followedat Lyndon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lyndon United Methodist Church or Lyndon Lions Club and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Morgan, Fredrick Eugene March 19, 1946 - Nov. 10, 2009

CARBONDALE-Fredrick "Gene" Eugene Morgan, Carbondale, died Nov. 10, 2009, at his home. He was 63. He was born March 19, 1946, at Woodward, Okla., the son of Arnold and Emma Adam Morgan. He attended school in Arnett, Okla. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include four brothers, Donald Morgan, Burlingame, Henry Morgan, Carbondale, John Morgan, Ft. Supply, Okla., and Jim Morgan, Buffalo, Okla.; and two sisters, Dolly Morgan, Osage City, and Ula Lea Patton, Buffalo, Okla. He was cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 19, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Shepard, Charles R. Dec. 6, 1925 - Nov. 17, 2009

TOPEKA-Charles R. Shepard, Carbondale, died Nov. 17, 2009, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka. He was 83. He was born Dec. 6, 1925, at Carbondale, the son of Roy and Lois Martindale Shepard. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Kitkun Bay cve 71, in the Pacific Theatre from 1943 to 1945. He married Lila Anno, June 16, 1946, at Wakarusa. She survives of the home. They lived in Wakarusa until 1952, when they moved to a farm in Carbondale. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Robert Shepard, and two sisters, Lilly Massek and Katherine Leach. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janet Williamson and husband, Tom, Salina, and Karen Long and husband, Dennis, Carbondale; his brother, George Shepard, Valley Falls; three sisters, Mary Snell, Overbrook, and Lola Tryon and Margaret Piper, both of Carbondale; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was cremated. Services were Nov. 24 at Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship. Burial followed at Carbondale Cemetery, where members of VFW Post No. 1650, conducted military graveside honors. Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post No. 1650, Topeka, or American Legion Post No. 391, Richland. Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, was in charge of arrangements. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Stewart, Frances L. Feb. 1, 1915 - Nov. 21, 2009

TOPEKA-Frances L. Stewart, Auburn, died Nov. 21, 2009, at Topeka Care Center. She was 94. She was born Feb. 1, 1915, at Blackwell, Okla., the daughter of Thomas and Trannie Barnett Smith. She graduated from Meade High School, and lived in the Auburn community. She was postmaster at Auburn, and retired after 20 years of service. She married William Warkentine, June 11, 1933. He preceded her in death, March 4, 1970. She married Wilbur Stewart in 1976. He preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by five children, Joyce Robinson and husband, Ivan, Auburn, Neva Garrett and husband, Frank, Wakarusa, James Warkentine and wife, Carolyn, Auburn, Pamela McLucas and husband, Tom, Wichita, and Gayla Surovik and husband, Gary, Arvada, Colo.; a sister, Betty Kleschult, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren, and six great
great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 27 at Auburn United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Auburn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Tucker, David Linn January 27, 1950-October 26, 2009

CARBONDALE- David Linn Tucker of Alamosa, Colo., died at his Carbondale home on October 26, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer. David was the son of Vernie and June Garrett Tucker of Carbondale. They survive along with his and fiancée, Lori McKee, his son, Davis Tucker of Carbondale, his brother, Thomas Tucker of Alamosa, Colo., his sister, Dr. Teresa Tucker of Carbondale, a niece, Amanda Feuerborn, a nephew, Dustin Feuerborn, both of Carbondale. David was born January 27, 1950, and attended Carbondale Grade School and Carbondale High School, graduating in 1968. During his school years, he was active in various school activities, scouting, and 4-H. He earned a business degree from Emporia State in 1972. He served in the Kansas Air Guard in security. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, rafting, travel, gourmet cooking, tree farming, skiing, and fourwheeling in the Rocky Mountains and visiting with friends and acquaintances all over the world. David lived in Carbondale until 1997 when he moved to Colorado. Along with his brother Tom, David was active in real estate development and construction in five states and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. David was cremated and no services are planned. David Tucker "When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room! Why cry for a soul set free! Miss me a little - but not too long and not with your head bowed low! Remember the love that we once shared, miss me - But Let Me Go! For this is a journey we all must take and each must take alone; It's all a part of the Master's Plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me - But Let Me Go!" (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 5, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Valliere, Donald Dean Dec. 21, 1924 - Sept. 30, 2009

CORONADO, Calif.- Donald Dean Valliere died Sept. 30, 2009, at Coronado, Calif. He was 84. He was born Dec. 21, 1924, at Quenemo, the son of Julia Rice and Everett Valliere. He graduated from Quenemo High School. In June 1943 he joined the Army. He married Pauline Bee Largent, Aug. 20, 1944, at Fort Ord Chapel, Monterey. She survives of the home. After an honorable discharge in 1945 as a tech four sergeant, he attended Emporia State Teachers College and received his master's degree from the University of Kansas. He coached and taught at Lawrence High School, Arkansas City High School and at Coronado, Calif., school. He was named California Master Teacher from 1971-1973. He was a volunteer at St. Paul's Methodist Church and Coronado community. He was a member of Master Masons, Lodge No. 41. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Vicki Beaubien and husband, Ron, Coronado, Colo., Candy Brown and husband, Granite Bay, Calif., Kim Winter and husband, Ronnie, Paige Ready and husband, Dave, Pleasanton, Calif.; and Donald Valliere Jr., and wife, Stephanie, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 12 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Coronado, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Lodge No. 41, AF&AM, West Franklin, Highway 68, Pomona, KS 666076 or St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Coronado, Calif. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Walker, Ruby L. June 25, 1935 - Nov. 21, 2009

BURLINGTON-Ruby L. Walker, Melvern, died Nov. 21, 2009, at Life Care Center, Burlington. She was 74. She was born June 25, 1935, at Quenemo, the daughter of Ernest and Ellen Mollett Green. She lived in Quenemo and Melvern since 1969. She married Lester Walker, April 4, 1953, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1994. They ran Melvern Hardware and Country Corners Cafe and Motel. She cooked at Marias des Cygnes Valley Schools. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Walker. She is survived by five children, Melinda Arb, Teresa Rice, Michael Walker, all of Melvern, Dianna Walker, Minneola, and Lori Walker, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 25 at Melvern United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Melvern Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Williams, Donald D. "Don" January 15, 1927 - November 14, 2009

Donald D. "Don" Williams, 82, Cookeville, TN, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at his home. Don was born January 15, 1927 in Topeka the son of Thomas and Georgena (Workman) Williams. Following graduation from Topeka High school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy taking his basic training at the naval base in Millington, TN as a medic. Following his military service he moved back to Topeka where he worked in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad headquarters. It was there that he met and married Martha Louise (Swanson) Williams on July 30, 1954. Following their marriage Don began work as a programmer for the Kansas State Dept. of Revenue where he advanced to a systems analyst before retiring. He is survived by one son, Robert Todd (Janeen) Williams, Syracuse, KS., three daughters, Mary Terrell (David) Tonge, Pittsburgh, MO., Tracy Ann Garrett, Cookeville, TN., Julia Lyn Wilson, Seneca, KS. Ten grandchildren, William, Kathleen, Rebecca, Michael, Grady, Keurstyn, Zachary, Seth, Rae Ann, and Paige. Step- grandchildren, Jason, Emily, Michael, and Samantha. Eleven great-grandchildren, Dominic, Taylor, Cooper, Kierra, Hunter, Cain, Holden, Jacob, Jada, Cali, and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, Cookeville, TN., brother, Thomas Jr., Torrance, CA, and sister Betty Gill, Redondo Beach, CA. Cremation took place at Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville and a private family ceremony will be held at a later date. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Williams, Keith June 1, 1920-Nov. 19, 2009

TOPEKA-Keith Williams, Lyndon, died Nov. 19, 2009, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 89. He was born June 1, 1920, at Lyndon, the son of Clifford and Grace Lindsay Williams. He lived most of his life in Lyndon until moving to Osage City in 2005. He graduated from Lyndon High School and served in the U.S. Army with the 21st Infantry Regiment in the Southern Philippines during World War II. He owned Williams Oil Company, Lyndon. He was a member of Lyndon United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 125. He married Ruth Johnston, Sept. 29, 1939, at Ottawa. She died Feb. 11, 1999. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Dean Douglas. Survivors include his daughter, Marsha McClellan and husband, Jim, Shawnee; his son, Roger Williams and wife, Anita, Loveland, Colo.; his brother, Neil Williams, Vassar; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 28 at Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Lyndon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lyndon United Methodist Church and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Nov 26, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Woodward, Max E. June 13, 1951 - Nov. 20, 2009

TOPEKA-Max E. Woodward, Osage City, died Nov. 20, 2009, at a Topeka hospital. He was 58. He was born June 13, 1951, at Burlingame, the son of Richard and Lola Griffin Woodward. He attended Overbrook High School and served in the United States Navy. He worked in sales in Topeka. He was a member of the Robert Heizer American Legion Post No. 198, Osage City. He married Jennifer G. Phillips. She survives of the home. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by three sons, Anthony Woodward, Gardner, Alexander Woodward, Topeka, and Aaron Jeremy Woodward, Gardner; his mother, Lola Wilhite, Norwood, Mo.; his father, Richard Woodward, Wheeler, Ore.; three brothers, David Woodward, Topeka, Rick Woodward, Osage City, and Dennis Woodward, Norwood, Mo.; four sisters, Sharon Romine, Osage City, Penny Martinez, Gardner, Patty Shelton, Newton, and Gloria Jackson, Overbrook; and seven grandchildren. Services were Nov. 25 at Grace Assembly, Burlingame. Cremation followed the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Max Woodward memorial, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)

Woolverton, Carrol Dec. 25, 1928 - Nov. 23, 2009

OVERBROOK-Carrol Woolverton, formerly of Topeka, died Nov. 23, 2009, at Brookside Retirement Center, Overbrook. She was 80. She was born Dec. 25, 1928. Services were Nov. 27, 10 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church, Scranton. Interment followed at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel assisted with arrangements. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle Dec 3, 2009 - submitted by Marcina Wall)


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