KALETA, ELIZABETH M.

Kaleta, Elizabeth M., 85, beloved wife and homemaker of 61 years, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. Wednesday; service 11 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover.

Survivors: husband, Peter G.; sons and daughter-in-law, Peter F. of Orlando, Fla., Paul and Kathleen of Wichita; grandchildren, Laurie, Kenneth, Monica, Christine, Steven, Daniel. Memorials established with Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 64421, St. Paul, MN, 55164-9355 and Hospice Care of Kansas, 630 N. St. Francis, Wichita, 67214. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East. condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 3, 2002)

KALETA, PETER G.

Kaleta, Peter G., 89, retired American Cyanamid logistics manager, died Thursday, September 1, 2005. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Monday, September 5, 2005, and service 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 6, 2005, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. Peter was a WWII Army veteran. Preceded in death by wife, Elizabeth and brothers, Edward and Thaddeus Kaleta.

Survivors: sons, Peter F. Kaleta of Altamont Springs, FL and Paul J. Kaleta (Kathleen) of Wichita; grandchildren, Laurie, Kenneth, Monica, Christine, Steven and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Marian Hollenbeck and Ryan Kaleta. Memorials have been established with Hospice Care of Kansas, 3241 E. Victor, Wichita, KS, 67208 and American Cancer Society, 435 S. Broadway, S-100, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 4, 2005)

KELLER, ANN BARBARA WURMLINGER

Keller, Ann Barbara (nee Wurmlinger), 89, born April 1, 1922 in what is now Barat Romania, died August 23, 2011 at Larksfield Health Care Center, Wichita. Widow of G. Lawrence Keller, Sr., and mother of G. Lawrence Keller, Jr. (Gretchen, deceased) of Wichita, J. Michael Keller (Patty) of Creve Coeur, MO, and Barbara Keller Troy (Mike) of Chicago, IL. Grandmother of Heather (Mike) Harper, Larry (Natalie) Keller, Brian Keller, Shaun Keller, Matt Keller, Tim (Laura) Keller, Katie (Matt) Smith, Erin Keller, Shannon Keller, Ryan (Laura) Keller, Bridget (Alex) Rodriguez, Allison (Curtis) Brungardt, Jennifer (Brian) Thomas, Eric (Ali) Blevins. Great-grandmother of 14. Ann Wurmlinger came to the U.S.at 22 months of age when her immigrant parents settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. There she met and in 1944 married Larry Keller, at that time an FBI agent in the Cincinnati office. After the birth of a son, they went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Larry conducted counter-espionage work during the war years. They returned to Cincinnati before moving to Washington D.C., while Larry was posted to FBI Headquarters. They moved to Wichita in 1952 when Larry accepted the directorship of the Wichita Crime Commission. Ann was active in those years with Welcome Wagon, Rotary Anns, and the Kapaun Mount Carmel Mothers Clubs, and in guild work at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Particularly in the years that Larry was an executive at The Coleman Company, they enjoyed traveling all of North American in their RV, and making countless enduring friendships on a number of cruises and tours abroad. After Larry's death in 2000, Ann moved to Larksfield Place, where she enjoyed a wonderful decade in the company of many new and longtime friends. Ann was consistently enthusiastic about the residents and staff of this special community. The Rosary will be prayed in Ann's memory at 7:00 on Friday evening, August 26 and the Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 27, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1321 Stratford Lane, Wichita, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to The Lord's Diner, 520 North Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 25, 2011)

KELLER, G. LAWRENCE

Keller, G. Lawrence, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East; service 10 a.m. Monday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Mr. Keller was born May 18, 1917 to Oscar A. and Mamie Welsh Keller in Cullison, Kan.

Mr. Keller retired from The Coleman Co. in 1983 as senior vice presiden t-corporate development, a member of the executive committee and of the corporation's board of directors. Mr. Keller was a former FBI special agent, was active in a number of civic and charitable causes, and had been awarded the papal honor of Knight of St. Gregory by Pope John XXIII for service to church and community.

Mr. Keller graduated from Pratt High School in 1934, and earned his B.S. in accounting from Creighton University in 1938. He subsequently received his law degree (1941) and a Masters of Laws in taxation (1956), both from Georgetown University and was a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 1970. He was a member of the Wichita Bar Associat ion, the Kansas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

After his college graduation, Mr. Keller joined the FBI, and on completion of Agents Training School he held postings in South Dakota and New York City before being assigned to Lima, Peru and to Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 1944 he was reassigned to Cincinnati, Ohio, before returning to South America for a two year assignment to the legal attache's office in Buenos Aries, Argentina. In 1950 he was transferred to the FBI's Washington headquarters where he served as an administrative assistant to Director J. Edgar Hoover.

In 1953 Keller returned to Kansas to become managing director of the Wichita Crime Commission. From 1958-66 Mr. Keller served as assistant to the president and manager of administration at Vulcan Chemicals Co. He joined The Coleman Co. in 1966 as corporate counsel, and was named a corporate vice president in 1969.

Mr. Keller had served as a board member of the Quivira Council of Boy Scouts, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, The Wichita Symphony, the Wichita Crime Commission, Historic Wichita Cowtown Museum, and both the Wichita and Kansas State Chambers of Commerce. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Wichita for 47 years, and an active parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church since it's founding in 1959. Mr. Keller was particularly devoted to Newman University, having served 17 years as a board member, and as an emeritus director since 1991. The University awarded him it's John Henry Newman Medal in 1993.

Survivors: wife of 56 years, Ann B. Keller; sons and daughters-in-law, G. Lawrence Jr. and Gretchen Keller of Wichita, J. Michael and Patricia Keller of St. Louis; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mike Troy of South Elgin, Ill.; sister, Mary Jane Joyce of Wichita; 14 grandchildren. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorials to Keller Family Scholarship Endowment at Newman University.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 13, 2000)

KELLY, FATHER JAMES

Kelly, Father James, 98, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City, died December 9, 2008, at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, May 20, 1910, the son of William and Catherine (Phelan) Kelly. He was ordained for the Order of Saint Camillus by the Bishop (Later Cardinal) John Dalton of the Diocese of Meath, Ireland, September 10, 1944. He founded the Camillian House in London in 1945 and served as Superior there from 1946 to 1949. During this same time he served as chaplain of Hillside Institute and LaSainte Union convent, also in London. After the English province of the Order of Saint Camillus ceased to exist, Father Kelly transferred to the Diocese of Dodge City. In 1953, he was assigned to St. Mary's Parish in Marienthal as assistant pastor and cared for the mission churches of St. Joseph, Tribune, and St. Anthony at St. Theresa, Kansas. That same year he was named first resident pastor at St. Joseph, Tribune, and continued to service the mission church at St. Theresa. His other pastorates included: St. Theresa, Dighton (1960-63); St. Joseph, Scott City (1963-68); St. Joseph, Ellinwood (1968-79); and St. Joseph, Liebenthal (1987-89). He serviced as chaplain at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend from 1979 to 1987. In addition to his parochial appointments he was named as spiritual director of the Legion of Mary Comitium on March 31, 1963, and diocesan director of Catholic Hospitals on September 12, 1968. He retired to Ireland in 1989, but returned to Kansas two years later and took up residence at the Priests Retirement Center at the Catholic Life Center. The Vigil for Father Kelly will be Thursday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Chapel at the Catholic Care Center. The funeral Mass will be Friday, December 12 at 11 a.m., in the St. Elizabeth Chapel. Burial will follow in Ascension Cemetery. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be sent to the Ann and Vergil Dechant Foundation in care of the funeral home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 10, 2008)

KERNS, GREGORY ALAN

Kerns, Gregory Alan, 61, USDA Federal meat inspector, passed away, Monday, March 2, 2009. Rosary 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, March 4 and Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 5, both at Church of the Resurrection, Bel Aire. Greg was a U.S. Navy veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Anne Nora Kerns.

Survivors: wife, Joyce (Baer) Kerns; children, Krista Wolff (Jason) of Wichita, Greg Kerns (Rebecca) of Atlanta, GA and Cynde Kerns of Wichita; brother, Robert Kerns of Kansas City, KS; sister, Sharon Schuett (George) of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Grace Kerns, Abigail, Luke and Madeline Wolff and Mason Kerns; mother-in-law, Ruth Baer of Kearney, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexingto n St., Baltimore, MD 21201-3413. and Church of the Resurrection (for Church and School), 4910 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire, KS, 67220. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 5, 2009)

KILLIAN, ALFRED PAUL, SR.

Killian, Alfred Paul, Sr., 73, retired Director, Purchasing, Pizza Hut Inc., died Fri., Dec. 19. Rosary: 7:30 P.M. Sun. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East Chapel. Service: 10:30 A.M. Mon. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He was united in marriage with Zemora Anne Swain, on Jan. 15, 1955, and he was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Preceded in death by son: Michael D. Killian, he is survived by his wife Anne S. Killian, sons and daughters-in-law : A. Paul Jr. & Brenda G. Killian, Tulsa, OK; John S. & Deborah W. Killian, Ft. Worth, TX. Daughter and son-in-law: Suzanne M. & William A. Patterson, Seattle, WA. Grandchildren: Ashley M. and Christopher P. Killian, Tulsa, OK; Alexandria B. and Isabella C. Killian, Ft. Worth, TX. Brother: Merle F. Killian, M.D., Seal Beach, CA and sisters: Lillian M. Nelson, Los Gatos, CA; Sister Rita May Killian R.S.M., Leland, MS. A memorial has been established with: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Condolen ces may be sent to the family via: downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 22, 2003)

KILLIAN, MICHAEL DAVID

Killian, Michael David, P.E., 42, Mid-Kansas Engineering Consultants civil engineer, died Thursday, March 14, 2002. Service 10:30 a.m. today, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: parents, Al and Anne Killian of Wichita; brothers and sisters- in-law, A. Paul Jr. and Brenda Killian of Tulsa, John S. and Deborah Killian of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Bill Patterson of Seattle; nephew and nieces, Christopher and Ashley Killian of Tulsa, Alexandr ia and Isabella Killian of Fort Worth. Memorial established with Kansas Humane Society, 4218 S.E. Blvd, Wichita, 67210. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 20, 2002)

KNIGHT, JAMES ANDREW

Knight, James Andrew, son of Laura and Philip, died in St. Louis, MO on October 11, 2006. Funeral Services were held on October 16, 2006 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 22, 2006)

KNOWLES, REGINALD

DERBY - Knowles, Reginald "Reggie", age 53, production foreman at Cessna since 1997 and retired MSgt at McConnell AFB, died Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. Visitation 1 to 8pm Sunday and Monday; Recitation of the rosary 7pm Monday, all at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd, Derby, Kansas; funeral mass 10am Tuesday at St. Mary Faith Center, 2300 E. Meadowlark, Derby, Kansas; burial will follow in Ascension Cemetery, 7200 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, Kansas with military honors conducted by McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, KS. Memorial service 1pm Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church, Skowhegan, ME. Reggie was preceded in death by his father, William Knowles; nephew, Elbert Knowles; maternal and paternal grandparents. Survivors include: wife of 26 years, Grace Knowles, Derby, KS; son, USN Recruit, Jonathan Knowles and wife, Wanda, Wichita, KS: daughter, Kristen Knowles, Derby, KS; first grandson due July 4, Boston Reginald Knowles; mother, Carolyn Steward and husband, Percy, Canaan, ME; sisters, Paula Barron, Belfast, ME, Susan Knowles, Skowhegan, ME, Denise Hatton, Holly, MI, Pamela Hare, Laveen, AZ; loyal dogs, Tyler and Sienna; and a host loving of extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Reginald W. Knowles Memorial Fund, c/o any Intrust Bank. Send condolences via smithfamilymortuaries.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 1, 2008)

KREHBIEL, DARCEN K.

Krehbiel, Darcen K., 57, buyer for Boeing, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Vigil service 6:30 P.M., Friday, January 30 and visitation with the family 7:00 ~ 8:30 P.M., both at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 31, Church of the Resurrection. Preceded in death by mother, Vera (Flickner) Krehbiel, father-in-law, Louis Goecke, sister-in-law, Pam Schau and niece, Brandi Baker.

Survivors: wife, Mary (Goecke) Krehbiel; daughters, DaLane Krehbiel of Colorado Springs, CO and Kyleen Darci Krehbiel of Wichita; father, Arthur Krehbiel (Elaine) of Moundridge, KS; sister, Wendy Jantzen (Max) of Ringwood, OK; brother, Brad Krehbiel (Susan) of Brewton, AL; mother-in-law, Mary Goecke of Marshalltown, IA; sister-in-law, Linda Baker (Fred Zeller) of State Center, IA; brother-in-law, Mike Schau of Clemons, IA; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 29, 2009)

KRIWIEL, EDWARD ADAM

Kriwiel, Edward Adam, 81, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School boys & girls golf coach. Died Monday, December 03, 2007. He loved God, his wife, nine children and 33 grandchildren. Rosary 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 5, Service 10:30 AM Thursday, both at Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: wife, Mary Virginia; children, Kathy & Tim Allin of Shawnee, KS, Jane Kriwiel, Ann & Kerry Beach, Pete Kriwiel & Jana Slicker, Mike & Diane Kriwiel of El Dorado, Julie & Doug Carr of Andover, Sarah & Gary Cundiff, Molly & Jon Cyphert, Suzanne & Paul Genilo. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, 8506 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206 and The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com. Downing & Lahey East Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 6, 2007)

LACY, ROBERT J.

Lacy, Robert J., 84, Mutual of Omaha auditor, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2009. Rosary 7 p.m., Friday, October 2, and Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, October 3, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Preceded in death by son, Tom Lacy and daughter, Terri Baumert. Survivors: wife, Virginia (Landstrom) Lacy; son, Patrick Lacy (Susan) of Omaha, NE; daughters, Susan Coleman of Wichita, Mary Hartigan (Dan) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Nancy Taylor of Wichita; sister, Beverly Crozier (Scott) of Omaha, NE; brother, Jack Lacy (Jean) of Lincoln, NE; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford, Wichita, 67206 and Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th N., Bel Aire, KS, 67226. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. www.dlwichita.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 30, 2009)

LAHAM, JOYCE

Laham, Joyce "Joy" (Widiger), 72, Co-owner of Twin Lakes Optical, died Sunday, April 20, 2008. Trisagion and Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 28, St. Mary's Orthodox Christian Church. Graveside service 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 29, Ascension Cemetery, Bel Aire. Survivors are: husband, Dr. Robert "Bob"; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra (Ron) Soliz and Christa (Ron) Lawrence both of Wichita; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. R. Darrell (Patricia) Laham of Boulder, CO, sisters, Charlene McLean and Karen VanHoutan, both of Wichita; brother, Craig Widiger of Aurora, CO; grandchi ldren, Jeremy, Jonathan, Sidney Joy, Charlie and Noah. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 344 S. Martinson, Wichita 67213. www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 27, 2008)

LAHEY, THOMAS F., SR.

Lahey Sr., Thomas F., 87, former owner of Lahey Mortuary and funeral director, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011. The Rosary will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 with the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The youngest of five children born to Charles and Marie Lahey, Tom attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942. He began college at Creighton University but his ROTC unit was called up and he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 18. He served for the remainder of the war, eventually working in the headquarters of the 13th Air Force on numerous islands in the South Pacific, including New Guinea, Morotai, and the Philippines. After the war, he attended Wichita University and then returned to Creighton, graduating with a degree in Business. It was in Omaha that he met his future bride Nan Gleeson. After returning to Wichita, Tom joined the family business, the Lahey Mortuary, which was founded by his father Charles in 1913. Tom continued in the business until his retirement in 2000. Tom and Nan recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They were devoted to each other and to their family. Tom will always be remembered by his family for his constant kindness, compassion, wisdom, and sense of humor. Preceded in death by siblings, Mary Alice Dondlinger, Helen Fulton and Charles Lahey. Survivors: wife, Nan (Gleeson) Lahey; sister, Dorothy Brown of Nederland, CO; children, Mary Ellen Lahey, Thomas F. Lahey Jr. (Karen), Theresa A. House (Chris), Timothy G. Lahey (Laurette), Michael X. Lahey, all of Wichita and Kathy McRoberts (Mike) of Herndon, VA; grandchildren, Whitney Lahey, Thomas Lahey, Maureen Lahey, Caitlin Lahey, Patrick Lahey, Kelsey Lahey, Ryan Lahey, Daniel House, Kelly House, Charlie McRoberts, Meagan McRoberts and Bridgette McRoberts. Memorials have been established with The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67214 and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford, Wichita, KS, 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 28, 2011)

LE, BINH

Le, Binh, 51, born in Quang Tri, Vietnam a heating and cooling technician for Weigand Omega Management, lost his battle with lung cancer Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Rosary 4:00 P.M., Sunday, July 30 and funeral mass 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 31, both at Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: wife, Connie (Christy) Le; sons, Anthony, Samuel and Brian Le, all of Wichita; parents, Cang and Minh Le of Wichita; brothers, Anh Le of Seattle, WA and Quang Le of Wichita; sisters, Tinh Dao, Loc Thompson and Sy Payton, all of Wichita. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4300 SW Drury Lane, Topeka, KS, 66604 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 29, 2006)

LEAHY, PATRICK JOSEPH

Leahy, Msgr. Patrick Joseph "Pat", 94, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City, died April 30, 2009, at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire. He was born in Abbeyfeale, Ireland, Oct. 6, 1914, the son of Patrick and Johanna (Ward) Leahy. He was ordained June 19, 1938, by the Most Reverend Thomas Keough at All Hallows College, Dublin. He was elevated to the rank of monsignor on October 14, 1965. He was known for his humor and energy. He used the weekly parish bulletins not only to disperse information, but to spread laughter, interesting historic notes and Church teaching. He came to the Diocese of Wichita long before the active recruiting trips of Msgr. John Cody in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He enjoyed telling the story of a conversation between David Leahy and Bishop August Schwertner. "David Leahy was in his day a Probate Judge in Sedgwick County, also editor of the Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon, " When I was a seminarian in All Hallows, Dave said to Bishop Schwertner, 'You have no Father Leahy in the diocese, I'd like to see one here before I die. A cousin of mine is in a Dublin seminary.' That's the expedient story of my being incardinated into Wichita." He served at St. Patrick's, Parsons, (1938-1942); Sacred Heart, Fredonia, (1942-1945), and St. John the Evangelist, El Dorado (1945-1950). He was pastor at St. John the Evangelist, Hoisington, (1950-1965), when the Diocese of Dodge City was established in 1951. His other pastoral assignments in the Diocese of Dodge City were: Mary, Queen of Peace, Ulysses, (1965-1966); Sacred Heart, Larned, (1966-1969); St. Joseph, Offerle, (1969-1971); Immaculate Conception, Claflin, (1971-1980), and St. Mary, McCracken, (1980-1998). After he retired to the Priests' Retirement Center in Wichita, he spent five hours a day in the adjacent Catholic Care Center assisting the residents in wheelchairs to daily Mass and to the dining hall. Vigil for Msgr. Leahy will be Monday, May 4th, 7 pm at the St. Elizabeth Chapel, Catholic Care Center, 6700 East 45th Street North, Bel Aire. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 5th, 11 am, also in the St. Elizabeth Chapel with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore presiding. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Wichita. Memorials can be sent to the Ann and Virgil Dechant Foundation, P.O. Box 137, Dodge City, KS, 67801. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 3, 2009)

LEEWRIGHT, WALTER L.

Leewright, Walter L. "Walt," 61, Andover School District, No. 385 custodian and retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001. Vigil service 7 p.m. Tuesday; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Kim; son, Andrew of Andover; daughters, Christi of Pittsburg, Kan., Marianna of Andover; brothers, James of Elmwood, Robert of Valley Center; sisters, Margaret Hogan, Elizabeth Hogan both of Neodesha, Lillias Butts of Elk City. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 30, 2001)

LINDSTADT, STEVEN PAUL

Lindstadt, Steven Paul, 15, Andover High School freshman, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. Service 1 p.m. today, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover.

Survivors: parents, Paul and Patty; brother, Brian all of Wichita; grandpar ents, Dr. Lew and Virginia Purinton of Wichita, Elfrieda Lindstadt of Indianap olis; uncles, Scott Purinton, John Purinton both of Wichita; aunt, Barbara Bender of Wichita; cousin, Rebecca Kinney of Indianapolis. Memorials establis hed with Andover Advantage in c/o USD 385 and Boy Scout Troop 584 in c/o St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 1, 2001)

LOPEZ, JOSEPH A.

Lopez, Joseph A., 64, cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 6, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 7, Church of the Magdalen. Joseph was born January 11, 1942. He graduated from the class of 1960, from Great Bend High School. Joseph came to Wichita in 1969 as an insurance adjuster trainee, founded The Windshield Shop in 1979 and sold it in 2004 after 25 years. He enjoyed his business associates and employees tremendously. Simultaneously he enjoyed 25 years as a career catastrophe adjuster and for over 20 years he has been associated with Pilot Catastrophe Services. Preceded in death by parents, Zenon and Frances Lopez and brothers, Robert and Jay. Survivors: wife, Carol of the home; daughter, Kelly Chlentzos of Wichita, daughter and son-in-law, Jacquie and David Albertson of Littleton, CO; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Karen Lopez of Chicago, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and James Noelck of Johnston, IA; 9 grandchildren;4 step-children and 3 step-grandchildren from a previous marriage; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Joe Murillo of Wichita; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Jolene Lopez of Wichita; sister, Rita Lopez of Wichita. Memorials have been established with Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67218 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 6, 2006)

LOPEZ, MARIA AMELIA

Lopez, Maria Amelia Bonilla Jo, infant daughter of Lucio II and Teresa Lopez, died Saturday, July 29, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Ascension Cemetery.

Other survivors: brothers, Lucas, Lucio III both of the home; sister, Trisha of the home; half-brothers, Robert Hirt Jr., Roger Hirt both of Houston; half-sister, Tabitha Hirt of Houston; grandparents, Marvin Jr. and Marie Mitchell of Fayetteville, Ark., Mary Jo and David Richardson of Wichita; great-grandparents, Jeanette and Robert Nation, Charlene McCann all of Wichita. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 2, 2000)

LOUIA, KATHLEEN

Louia, Kathleen, 71 Passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Mabel (Finefield) McCoy; sister, Martha Butler and brother,McCoy. Survivors include her husband James of the home; daughter, Julia and her husband Scott Paulsen of Wichita; sisters, Genevieve Rafferty, Nancy Hinton and Carol Nielsen; Brother James McCoy; two granddaughters Aleece and Lindsey. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Monday, March 16, 2009 at 7:00p.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:30am both at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1321 N. Stratford, Wichita, Kansas, with burial to follow at Ascension Cemetery, 700 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, Kansas.In lieu of flowers a memorials have been established with Catholic Charities, 256 N. Ohio, Wichita, Kansas 67214 and Hospice Care of Kansas, 808 S. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas 67211. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit ww.cornerstoneofwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 15, 2009)

LOUIS, KEVIN W.

Louis, Kevin W. 13, St. Thomas Aquinas 8th grader died unexpectedly Thursday, July 8. He was the son of Douglas and Michelle Louis. Kevin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Wilfred Brake and Claude Louis. He is survived by his brother Matthew and sister Abigail of the home. Other survivor s include grandmothers, Maxine Brake and Betty Louis, twenty-five aunts and uncles and twenty-four cousins. Kevin was active in Boys Scouts, swim team and Science Olympiad. Rosary will be Sunday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. and the funeral mass will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 13th and Stratford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kevin Louis Memorial Fund, c/o Trust Dept, Central Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 1366, Hutchinson, Kansas 67504-1366. This will benefit, among others, STA Science Olympiad, Boy Scout Troop 520 and the Wichita Swim Club. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 11, 2004)

LOVCHIK, MARY LOU

Lovchik, Mary Lou "Lou" 62, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away May 7 2004. A memorial service will be at St. Jude Catholic Church at 1 p.m. on May 12, with a rosary at 7 p.m. the previous evening. Born and raised in Great Falls, MT, Lou received her BA in elementary education from the College of Great Falls in 1963. That same year she married Phil Lovchik. She taught for several years before moving to Wichita, where she opened her home as a child daycare provider. To the many children she cared for over a span of 25 years she was known affectionately as Mama Lou. During this period she also raised 6 children of her own. For kids Lou had an endless supply of love to share. In 1998 cancer forced her to close her daycare. During periods of remission she worked for OSCO drug in a supervisory position. But with a growing number of grandchildren kids continued to play a major role in her life. Lou is survived by her husband, Phil; her children and their spouses: Julie and Jim, Chris and Roxy, Cheryl and Jay, Stacey and Dale, Terry and Katie, and Joe; 9 grandchildren, her mother, and 3 siblings. The family requests that, ILO flowers, a donation be made to Victory in the Valley, the Harry Hynes Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Advantage Funeral Services.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 12, 2004)

LOYA, CHRISTINA MONIQUE

Loya, Christina Monique, was stillborn Thursday, February 26, 2004. Graveside service: 10:30 A.M. Wed. Ascension Cemetery.

Survivors: Parents: Jose & Elizabeth Loya; Brothers: Agustin, Alejandro, Marcos, Jose Jr. & Jesus Loya; Sisters: Vanessa & Bianca Loya. Grandparents: Christina Madrid & Severo Romero. Downing & Lahey East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 2, 2004)

LUEBBERT, FRANK

Luebbert, Frank H., 71, loving husband, father and grandfather and retired Boeing Wichita engineer and instructor, died Friday, May 20, 2005. Rosary Vigil 7:00 P.M. Monday, May 23, Service 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 24, both at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church. Preceded in death by brother Thomas Luebbert, and grandson Christopher Luebbert. Survived by wife, Shirley Luebbert; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Alice Luebbert, all of Wichita; grandsons Ryan, Nick and Cole Luebbert; brother George Luebbert, Wentzville, MO; sister, Toni Hansen, St. Louis, MO. Frank was a volunteer at SICU Via Christi St. Francis and Ronald McDonald House-Midtown. He was a Charter team member for Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) movement in the Wichita diocese. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Church of the Resurrection 4910 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220. Tributes may be sent to the family www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 23, 2005)

LUKE, ELEANOR FRANCES GATES

Luke, Eleanor Frances (Gates), 64, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend died Saturday, July 17, 2004, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. Visitation with the family 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, 6555 E. Central. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, near 13th and Woodlawn. Eleanor, daughter of Grace (Rachels) and Arthur Gates, was born on November 6, 1939 in San Antonio, TX where she graduated from Providence High School. In 1967, after living in Dallas, TX and Tulsa, OK, she and her family relocated to Wichita, KS. In Wichita, she put down her roots, raised her children, and met many of her life-long friends. In 1976, she married Nolan Luke, and they enjoyed a happy, loving marriage for 28 years. She was his "lovely lady". They cherished everyday life together as well as traveling to favorite places such as San Antonio, Mexico, London, and Ireland. Her grandchildren knew Eleanor as "Gammie", and she adored each of them and delighted in their unique gifts. Eleanor, owner of Decor for You, Inc. for 30 years, was a talented interior designer. She was an allied member of ASID and designed memorable rooms for several Wichita Symphony Designer Showhouses. Her work was published in local and national magazines. Eleanor was known for her creative flair and sense of style. She designed for clients locally and around the country. Most importan tly, her clients were dear to her and often become friends. Eleanor was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Wichita and generously contributed to many charitable organizations. Eleanor "loved her life" and was always grateful for her many blessings. She leaves a tremendous void in the lives of her family and those who knew and loved her. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Nolan O. Luke; son, W. Mark Ayres, and his wife Mary Pat of Wichita; daughter, Michelle Ayres Sweeney, and her husband Peter, of Winnetka, IL; grandchildren, Ryan, Quinn, Matthew, and Olivia Ayres, of Wichita, Schuyler and Grace Sweeney of Winnetka, IL; sisters, Barbara Gates of Sterling Heights, MI, Margaret Gates of San Antonio, TX, Jan Robinson of Tucson, AZ; brother, Phillip Gates, San Antonio, TX. A memorial has been established with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 555 N. Woodlawn, Bldg. 1, Suite 113, Wichita, KS 67208. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 20, 2004)

LUSTIG, FRANCIS

Francis Lustig, 89, south Kansas City, died Dec. 15, 1992, in the Holmesdale Convalescent Center. Memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Mr. Lustig was born in Troy, N.Y., and lived in this area most of his life. He was a buyer for the Jones Store Co. for many years and later was associated with Eva Gabor Inc. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lustig of the home; a son, E.L. Lustig, St. Louis; two daughters, Peggy Merrill and Norma Masterson of Wichita; a brother, Julius Lustig, San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Hilda Weiner, Wes t Los Angeles, Calif., and Florence Kean, Brea, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 17, 1992)

LUSTIG, MARGARET MARY

Lustig, Margaret Mary, 87, homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Survivors: son, Ned of St. Louis; daughters, Peggy Merrill, Norma Masterso n, both of Wichita; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established in lieu of flowers with God's Food Pantry and Catholic Charities. De Vorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 14, 1996)

LYNCH, DOROTHY ANN

Lynch, Dorothy Ann (Hoffman). As the matriarch of an Irish clan, Dorothy Ann Lynch had to draw on personality traits from her own German heritage to manage a household that included her husband F. F. Mike Lynch and their 12 children. And she was more than up to the task as her cheerful smile and soft voice disguised a fierce determination and administrative skills worthy of a Fortune 500 company. The daughter of the late Eugene and Sue Hoffman (Morris), Dorothy (Duffy to her family) was born February 13, 1932 in Muskogee Oklahoma. After moving to Oklahoma City, she met her future husband in high school. Mike and Dorothy were married in 1951, and over the next 53 years they raised 12 children, plus 30 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although Dorothy was involved with many charitable organizations, she preferred to stay behind the scenes. Like her husband Mike, Dorothy felt that her most important legacy would be measured not by tributes or plaques, but by her catholic faith. That faith, which she worked so hard to inspire, is what sustains us now as we contemplate our lives without Duffy's comforting smile. Dorothy is survived by daughters Colleen Lynch; Cynthia and husband David Quillen; Sharon and husband Bruce Brown; Molly and husband Tony Loehr; Kasie and husband Erik Maybee; and sons Michael Lynch and wife Julia; Daniel Lynch; Timothy Lynch; Sean Lynch; Mickey Lynch; Corky Lynch; and her 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Regina Novak and brother Bob Hoffman. She was preceded in death by husband Mike Lynch, son Kelly Lynch, and brother Gene Hoffman. A Rosary is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11th, 7p.m., and Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 12th, 10 a.m., both at the Church of the Magdalen. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with The Lord's Diner and the American Cancer Society. Share online condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 10, 2010)

LYNCH, F. F.

Lynch, F. F. Mike, 74, former co-owner of Great Empire Broadcasting, died Thursday, July 29, 2004. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Church of the Magdalen. Funeral services 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 4th, at the Church of the Magdalen. Mike is survived by Dorothy Lynch, his wife of 53 years; daughters Colleen and husband Tom Boone; Cynthia and husband David Quillen; Sharon and husband Bruce Brown; Molly and husband Tony Loehr; Kasie and husband Erik Maybee; and sons Michael Lynch and wife Julia; Daniel Lynch; Timothy Lynch; Sean Lynch; Mickey Lynch and wife Marni; Corky Lynch; and 22 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Jerry Lynch and wife Marilyn; Tommy Lynch; and sister Linda and husband Dick Dowell. He was preceded in death by son Kelly Lynch, and sister Patricia Blue. Memorials have been established with the Mike Lynch Memorial Fund at the Church of the Magdalen, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 3, 2004)

LYNCH, JOHN R.

Lynch, John R., 56, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Friday, December 1 and Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 2, both at Church of the Magdalen. Preceded in death by his parents, Quentin E. and Annabel Marie (Nielsen) Lynch. Survivors: wife, Emery-Jane (Austin) Lynch; daughter, Jane Emery McCord of Wichita; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Austin and Terri Jo Hilt of Wichita and Christopher Andrew and Angela Hilt of K.C., MO; brothers, Jim Lynch and Jerry Lynch, both of Wichita; sisters, Judy Gunderson of LaFollette, TN, Jody Varney of Northglenn, CO and Julie Nulik of Wichita; grandchildren, Kaitlynn Hilt, Sean McCord and Evan McCord. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67214 and Magdalen Knights of Columbus Council #10408, 12626 E. 21st, Wichita, KS, 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 1, 2006)

MAKUBI, BERNICE KYRA

Makubi, Bernice Kyra, 5, died Aug 31, 2009. Visitation is from 9-10 a.m., with Mass to follow at 10 a.m., on Sat, Sept 5, 2009 both at St. Anne Catholic Church in Wichita. Survivors: mother Amy Corum, father Frederick Makubi, brothers: Gabriel Valentine & Caleb Ratley, sisters: Nadine, Reagans, Beatrice & Genevieve Makubi & Mailee Jones, grandparents: Cyprian & Beatrice Makubi and Gail Cave, uncles: Justice, Dennis & Alistar Makubi, Jacob Schlonga, Corey Cave & Brandon Ahart. Preceded in death by her aunt Bernice Makubi. For more info visit www.cornerstoneofwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 3, 2009)

MALONEY, JAMES O.

Maloney, James O., 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Rosary 7 p.m. today, St. Elizabeth Chapel at Catholic Care Center; service 11 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Magdalen.

Mr. Maloney graduated from University of Kansas. He served in the Army in both the Pacific and European Theatres of war during World War II.

He was former Universal Motor Oil president and was associated with Bancroft Whitney Law Publications and the former owner of Ouik Print franchises.

Survivors: wife, Betty; sons and daughters-in-law, James O., Jr. and Terrie of Prairie Village, Patrick and Christine of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Brendan Flanagan of Atlanta, Ga., Mary and David Bengtson of Wichita; brothers, Gerald, Terry, Larry all of Wichita; sister, Janet Schaefer of Wichita; ten grandchildren. Memorials established with Church of the Magdalen, 457 S. Woodlawn, Wichita 67218 and Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th St. N., Wichita 67226. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~Nov. 16, 2001)

MALONEY, MICHAEL BERNARD, III

Maloney, Michael Bernard III, beloved infant son of Michael and Whitney Maloney, died on November 1, 2007 on All Saints Day. Private family service 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Private burial at Ascension Cemetery. Survivors include grandparents, Jim and Linda Fritzemeier and Mike and Jeanine Maloney; great-grandparents, Gerald and Joanne Maloney, John and Mary Ann Hense and Lawrence Bechtold; aunts, Molly and Erin Maloney and Jamee Ross; uncle, Mike Ross; cousins, Finnegan and Phoebe Ross; Godparents, Molly Maloney and Brock Boling. Our son, Michael Bernard III gave us untold love and joy and will never be forgotten. He is now our precious and beautiful saint in heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been set up with the American Diabetes Association and the Kansas Humane Society. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 6, 2007)

MARLIER, CAROLYN A.

Marlier, Carolyn A., age 72, ret. Home Economics Teacher and former Bel Aire City Councilwoman, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, Weldon & Stella Settle; infant brother, Delbert. Carolyn was married to Donald Marlier 07/05/1964. Survived by son, Craig (Cindy) Marlier, Wichita; daughter, Cathy Marlier, Wichita; brother, Leon (Char) Settle, Red Wing, MN; sister, Joan (Duane) Shufelberger, Topeka; grandchildren, Tyler Marlier & Michelle Habash; great grandchild, Justin Turner; unborn great granddaughter, Lillyanna Habash; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins & numerous friends. Visitation with family present will be at 2:00 p.m. Celebration of life service 2:30 p.m., Friday at Pine Valley Christian Church. Memorials to Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67208 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202-3805. Share memories of Carolyn at watsonfuneral.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 22, 2011)

MARLIER, DONALD L.

Marlier, Donald L., 75, 36 year Boeing Engineering Scheduler and Estimator, passed away at his home Sunday, June 20. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Wednesday, with family visitation through 7:30 PM in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday, at Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st. Street North. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, son, Craig and wife Cindy, daughter Cathy Marlier, grandson, Tyler Marlier, grand-daughter Michelle Turner, great-grandson Justin Turner, brother, Walter L. Marlier, of Frontenac, KS, nieces, nephews, family in-laws and many friends. Memorials established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Pine Valley Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to Carolyn and the family via www.watsonfuneral.com Services under the direction of Watson's Garden Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 22, 2004)

MARSHALL, DANA M.

WICHITA - Dana M. Marshall, 74, of Wichita died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.

She was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Wichita to Paul and Naomi (Hooser) Wells.

She married Vaughn Eldon Marshall on Nov. 17, 1949, in Parsons. He survives of the home.

She was a Dillards sales associate for 15 years. She enjoyed volunteering for the Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains Council as well as bowling in the Blessed Sacrament women's league. She was a local member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Other survivors include three daughters, Catherine Marshall of the San Francisco Bay area, Teresa Marshall of Wichita and Mary Steinley and her husband, Dave, of Augusta; three sons, Bob Marshall and his wife, Rosemary, of Kansas City, Ken Marshall and his wife, Irene, of Levelland, Texas, and Joe Marshall, retired Air Force, of Arizona; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Wichita. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Blessed Sacrament Church Building Fund, Guadalupe Clinic/Wichita Diocese, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains Council, all in Wichita.

Watson Funeral Home of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 17, 2006)

MARSHALL, VAUGHN ELDON

Marshall, Vaughn Eldon, 79, of Wichita, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Sunday, January 2, 2011. He was born on March 16, 1931 in Parsons, KS to Vaughn and Mildred Marshall. He married Dana Marie Wells on November 17, 1949 in Parsons. He was the caregiver for his wife for several years before she passed away on October 14, 2006. He was a long time employee of Southwestern Bell, retiring after more than thirty-five years of service. He was a member of Blessed Sacramento Church in Wichita for over fifty years and was a regular volunteer there. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and viewing televised sports. For the past year and a half he had been at the skilled nursing facility at Catholic Care Center. Survivors include a sister, Myrna Marshall and her husband, Jon Saxe of the San Francisco Bay Area, daughters Catherine Marshall of the San Francisco Bay Area, Teresa Marshall and Mary Marshall Steinley of Wichita, three sons, Bob Marshall and his wife Rosemary of Kansas City, Ken Marshall of Michigan and Joseph Marshall, retired Air Force, of Arizona, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Blessed Sacramento Catholic Church in Wichita. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 7 at the church. The family suggests memorials to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, 67202 and the school at Blessed Sacrament, 125 N. Quentin, Wichita, 67208. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East is in charge of the arrangements. www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 5, 2011)

MARTINEZ-VASQUEZ, JAIME

Martinez-Vasquez, Jaime, 47, died Friday, June 19, 2009. Rosary: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Funeral Mass: Wednesday, 10 a.m. both at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2351 N. Market St. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, daughters; Karina, Mariem, and Azucena, grandchildren; Ariana, Leticia, Luis, Enrique Sixtos, and Eduardo Lopez, sisters; Carmela, Aurora, Silvia, Manuela, Rosaura, brothers; Ernesto and Raymundo, parents; Rufino and Maria I. Martinez as well as many nieces and nephews. To sign a guestbook or leave a condolence go to www.cochranmortuary.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 23, 2009)

MARTINEZ, RAFAEL T.

Martinez, Rafael T., 47, died Friday, May 22, 2009. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway. Rosary: 6 p.m. Wednesday also at Cochran Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He is survived by his wife Maria; sons, Rafael, Jose, Freddie, Ariel, Omar, Ivan, Aron, and Elvis; grandsons, Jonathan and Darian. To sign a guestbook or leave a condolence go to www.cochranmortuary.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 26, 2009)

MASTERSON, MICHAEL DORE

Masterson, Michael Dore, 74, devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008. He retired in 1995 from Chrysler Credit Corporation as Branch Manager. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO., he attended Rockhurst High School and graduated from Warrensburg Missouri State Teachers College. He was a member of the Army National Guard, The Knights of Columbus and parish coordinator for Meals on Wheels for many years. Favorite hobbies included time spent with family and friends, running and KC Chiefs, Chiefs, Chiefs! Preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Paul Masterson, brother, Tom and sister, Mary Qualizza. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Norma Jean; sons, Michael (Cyndee) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Paul (Pam), Steve; daughter, Meg, all of Wichita; brother, Ed of Louisville, KY; grandchi ldren, Maggie, Chris, Jack and Daniel Masterson. Rosary 7 p.m., Friday, May 16th and funeral services Saturday, May 17th at 10:30 a.m. both at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's loving memory with The Lord's Diner 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214 and St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1321 N. Stratford Wichita, KS 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 16, 2008)

MAVEC, DONNA

Mavec, Donna, 66, retired Busch and Johnson legal secretary, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Wake 7 p.m. Monday, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.

Survivors: husband, John; sons, Matthew, John, both of Wichita, Joseph of Garden Plain, James of Leawood; daughters, Theresa of Wichita, Monica Wilper of Garnett; brothers, Chester Kilburn of Lachine, Mich., Richard Kilburn of Waynesboro, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and the Spiritual Life Center. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 21, 1999)

McALPINE, CAROLE E.

McAlpine, Carole E., 84, retired USD 259 Sowers Elementary teacher, died Monday, April 23, 2001. Vigil 7 p.m. today; service 1 p.m. Friday, both at Holy Savior Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, J. Arnold; sons, Robert of Los Angeles, Michael, Gregory both of Wichita; daughters, Carole Watson-Keys of Washington, D.C., Iris Webb of Chicago, Teresa Mitchell of Pondsview, Mich., Cecile Harlmon, Julie McAlpine both of Wichita, Adrienne McAlpine of North Hampton, Conn.; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 26, 2001)

McALPINE, JAMES ARNOLD

McAlpine, James Arnold, 95. Vigil service Thursday, July 29, 2010 7 p.m.; Funeral Mass Friday, July 30, 2010 10:30 a.m., both to be held at Holy Savior Catholic Church. Father of 10 children and retired educator, coach, and hospital laundry manager (Via Christi St. Joseph's Hospital). He was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, May 18, 1915 and passed away July 22, 2010. Mr. McAlpine was the beloved husband of the late Carole Eunice Dewberry McAlpine. He is survived by his children: Robert Clarence McAlpine, Los Angeles; Carole Watson Keyes, Washington, D.C.; Iris Green, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Teresa McAlpine, Franklin, Michigan; Cecile McAlpine, Julie McAlpine, Michael McAlpine, Adrienne McAlpine, and Gregory McAlpine all of Wichita. Another daughter, Connie Morgan, passed away in 2001. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. James Arnold worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph for more than 50 years. His family moved to Wichita in 1953, where they were active in St. Peter Claver and Holy Savior Catholic Church. With a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State Teacher's College in Pittsburg, he was a teacher in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and taught and coached at St. Mary of the Plains High School in Dodge City and at Holy Savior Elementary School in Wichita. He became manager of the St. Joseph's Hospital Laundry in 1969 and retired in 1985. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Savior Catholic Church 1425 N. Chautauqua Wichita, Ks. 67214. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 25, 2010)

McCURRY, CORNELIUS J. "NEIL"

McCurry, Cornelius J. "Neil", 78, retired draftsman, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007. He was born December 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Irish immigran t parents, Mary Rafferty and Neial McCurry. Neil was a veteran of World War II. He served as a machinist's mate, third class on the USS Warrington in the United States Navy. After graduating from the Brooklyn Technical Institute, Neil worked as a draftsman in Jackson Heights, NY. Upon his retirement, he relocated to Wichita, KS. Neil was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Cook McCurry and his son Bobby McCurry. Also preceding Neil in death were his brother, Michael McCurry and his sister, Anna Koebel. Neil is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Grace McCurry of Medfield, MA, sister, Catherine Kondracke of Lake Wales, FL, Rita McCurry, wife of deceased brother Michael of Shelton, CT and 24 nieces and nephews. The rosary will be held Monday, July 16, 7:00 P.M. and the funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 A.M., both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Ascension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 16, 2007)

McGAHEN, EDNA HARVEY

McGahen, Edna Harvey, 88, Wichita Diocese housekeeper, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995. Rosary 6:30 p.m. today, service 9 a.m. Saturday, both at Catholic Care Center Chapel.

Survivors: son, Charles of Wichita; daughters, Dorothy Monshower of Wilson, N.C., Helen Mattox of Fayetteville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 6, 1995)

McMASTER, MARGARET M.

McMaster, Margaret M. "Peggy," 71, homemaker, died Monday, April 29, 2002. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today; service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Mrs. McMaster was born Aug. 13, 1930 in Wamego, Kan., to the late John and Grace (Sullivan) Uhlrich. She was a graduate of Wamego High School and Kansas State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 1953. She and Francis C. McMaster married Dec. 29, 1953 in Wamego.

She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Monicans and the Assistance League of Wichita. She taught at the Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita. She enjoyed bowling, bridge, sailing, volunteer work and most importantly her family.

Survivors of this beloved wife, mother and grandmother are, husband, Francis C.; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Nancy McMaster, Kevin and Linda McMaster all of Wichita, Jim and Mary McMaster of Florence, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Joel Dickerman of Colorado Springs; brother, John B. Ulhrich of Wamego; six grandsons; two granddaughters. Memorial established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford Ln., Wichita 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 1, 2002)

MECHEM, PHYLLIS C.

Mechem, Phyllis C., 66, retired Boeing Wichita lead engineer, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, service 2 p.m. Friday, both at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, James; sons, Chris, Kirke, both of Austin, Texas, Greg of Denver, Geoff of Conway Springs; daughter, Terry Rogers, sister, Patricia Chase, both of Wichita; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Lakeview Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 7, 1996)

MEDILL, JOAN

Medill, Joan Suellentrop, 72, a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wichita, KS, was born May 28, 1931 and died November 12, 2003. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Service 10:30 A.M., Saturday , St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment in Ascension Cemetery followin g the service. Joan grew up in Colwich, KS.

Survivors: husband, Thomas L. Medill; children and spouses, Susan Medill Smythe and Terry of Wichita, KS, Carol Medill of Alexandria, VA, Judy Medill Jackson and Greg of Parker, CO, Steve Medill and Colleen of Knoxville, TN and Sally Medill Ediger and Ron of Topeka, KS; brothers and sister, John F. Suellentrop of Lenexa, KS, Clem J. Suellentrop of Colwich, KS, Reverend Fr. Daniel M. Suellentrop, St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, OK and Mary K. Blick of Wichita; grandchildren, Emily and Christopher Smythe, Ryan and Rachel Jackson, Jacob and Brandon Ediger, Rose, Kathleen, Josephine and Matthew Medill. She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. and Cathryn T. Suellentrop, sister, Helen Suellentrop, brother, Bob Suellentrop and child, Molly Medill. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with Ronald McDonald House, 1110 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS, 67214 and St. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School, Seneca, KS. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandla hey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ No.v 14, 2003)

Mendoza, Ai-Chan, 7, student, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995. Service 1 p.m. today, Church Of The Magdalen.

Survivors: parents, David and Maria Mendoza, brother, David Michael Jr., all of the home; grandparents, Samson and Remedios Sabalones of Manila, Philippines, Silvino and Filipinas Mendoza of Okinawa, Japan. Memorial has been established with Rainbows United. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 4, 1995)

MERCADER, ERMELINDA ABAY

Mercader, Dr. Ermelinda Abay, 63, medical doctor, died Wednesday, December 07, 2005. The rosary will be 7:00 P.M., Friday, December 9, and the service will be 1:30 P.M.,Saturday, December 10, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover.

Survivors: husband, Mario; children, Felix Mercader of K.C., KS, Maria-Lu isa Weeg (Deran) of Blue Springs, MO, Mario Mercader, II (Trinh) of Wichita and Anna-Lisa Mercader of K.C., KS; grandson, Dylan Weeg; brothers and sisters, Clarito O. Abay, Eduardo O. Abay, Felix O. Abay, Jr., Felicitas A. Demandante, Eustaquio O. Abay, M.D. and Elizabeth A. Hancock. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to www.downingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 9, 2005)

MICHELS, JOHN SCOT

Michels, John Scot, 74, former DJ and Program Director for KAKE and KFH radio and owner of PAC Advertising Agency, passed away October 1, 2005. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at All Saints Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Lois; sons, Scot (Zelma) Michels of Overland Park, KS, Steven (Jan) Michels of Wichita, John Michels of Kilispell, MT; stepchildren, Debra (Brian) Carlin of Woodstock, CT, Donna (Charles) Spedding of Wichita, Diana (Roger) Auclair of Taunton, MA, Charles Kraus (Jeane) of Wichita; brother, Harry Michels of Souderton, PA; brother-in-law, James Beasley (Mary) of Wichita; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. John is preceded in death by first wife of 31 years, Lavina L. Michels. Memorials have been established with Kansas Humane Society, 4218 Southeast Blvd., Wichita , KS 67210 and Catholic Charities, 437 North Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 5, 2005)

MILLER, REBECCA LILLIAN

Miller, Rebecca Lillian, 98, retired Physicians Exchange Operator, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003. Service 1:30 P.M., Monday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Preceded in death by brothers, Richard, James, Claude and Harbers and sisters, Johanna, Sade and Mary.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Paula Miller of Wichita; daughters, Donna Avery of Corona del Mar, CA and Kay Miller of Edmonds, WA; brother, Dr. Harry Vander Stoep of Le Mars, IA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-gr andchildren. Memorials: Lillian Miller Memorial, c/o First Reformed Church, 610 Grover, Lynden, WA, 98264 and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. www.down ingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 14, 2003)

MITSCH, PAUL FRANCIS, IV

Mitsch, Paul Francis IV, 21, student, died Friday, July 26, 2002. Service 10:30 a.m. today, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: father and stepmother, Dr. Paul and Suzanne Mitsch III of Wichita; mother, Dr. Diana Quillin of Wichita; brothers, Stephen Mitsch of Kansas City, Mo., Peter Mitsch of Wichita; sisters, Mary Mitsch, Elizabeth Mitsch both of Wichita; grandmother, Beverly Mitsch of San Jose, Calif.; numerous extended family and friends. Memorial established with Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, 67211. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East. condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 29, 2002)

MONK, JAMES A.

Monk, James A., 58, retired food broker, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Marilyn; sons, Alan, Jeffrey, both of Wichita; daughter, Sheri Sanchez of Wichita; brothers, Charles of Wichita, Jim of Chanute, Harlon of Cheney; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 18, 1998)

MONTEMAYOR, SOPHIE V.

Montemayor, Sophie V., 72, retired florist, entered into eternal peace, Monday, May 1, 2006. Rosary 6 P.M., Thursday, May 4, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East and service 10 A.M., Friday, May 5, St. Mary's Cathedral. Preceded in death by grandchild, Guadalupe Torres, mother and father, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.

Survivors: husband, Victor; sons, Victor (Silvia) of Wichita and Juan (Tracey) of Derby; daughters Sue Shah (Ashvin) and Maria Torres (Jose) all of Wichita; sisters, Margarita Harris (Harold) of Lelend, NC and Isidra Hidalgo of Wichita; grandchildren, Marcos, Gabriel, Sapna, Tisha, Lindsey, Ethan, Jaedon and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Antonio, Sophie and Alexis; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 5796 Shelby Oaks Dr., Memphis, TN, 38134-7333. www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 4, 2006)

MONTEMAYOR, VICTOR, JR.

Montemayor, Jr., Victor, "Monty", 77, served with pride in the USMC and retired from the USAF. Saturday, July 14, 2007, he entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his family. Rosary, 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey East Chapel, Funeral Mass, 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Preceded in death by his sweetheart, Sophie, parents, grandson and granddaughter. Monty is survived by his sons, Victor (Silvia) Montemayor, Wichita, KS and Juan (Tracey) Montemayor, Rose Hill, KS; daughters, Sue (Ashvin) Shah, and Maria (Jose) Torres, all of Wichita; brother, Robert Gonzales of TX; grandchildren, Marcos, Gabriel, Sapna, Lindsey, Ethan, Jaedon, and Jordon; great-grandchildren, Antonio, Sophie, Alexis and Samantha. A memorial has been established with Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517. Tributes to the family via www.dlwi chita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~July 17, 2007)

MOOS, VIRGINIA M.

Moos, Virginia M., 92. Virginia's journey through life began on February 1, 1919 and ended on April 8, 2011, with her family by her side. Virginia's early life was spent in western Kansas. She was the daughter of Roy G. Mull, Sr. and Catheryn M. Mull of Caney, Kan., and the granddaughter of John A Schiereck and Emily A. Schiereck, early settlers of Dighton in Lane County, Kan. Virginia attended school in Dighton and graduated from high school in 1937. She then attended Ft. Hays University, graduating in 1941. Virginia married her college fiancClarence J. Moos, on September 29, 1941 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Wichita. A chemist/physicist, Virginia was employed by Boeing in Wichita, Philrich in Borger, Texas and the U.S. Navy in Bremerton, Wash. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy G. Mull Sr. and Catheryn M. Mull; her brother, Roy G. Mull, Jr., and sister-in-law, Violet Mull; and by her infant sister, Juanita Rowena Mull. Virginia is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Clarence; daughters Judy K. O'Leary (William) and Lorie J. Angelo (John); five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A rosary will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, Bel Air, Kan. At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. A funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, 6700 N. 47th St., Bel Aire, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Rainbows United Charitable Foundation, Inc., 3223 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67220 and the Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire, Kan.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 12, 2011)

MORALES LEO NODIN

Morales, Leo Nodin, One day old infant son of Amanda and Oscar Morales, died Tue. Feb. 24, 2004. Viewing, 9:00 A.M. until Service at 2:00 P.M. Fri. Feb. 27, Downing & Lahey East Chapel. Other survivors, brother and sister, Oscar, Jr. and Fala Morales, of the home, brother, Christian Collins Morales, Wichita; Grandparents, Alfredo Loya, Claudia Morales, Mary and Mitch Stringer, all of Wichita, Robert Stanley Pope, Seguin, TX, Kathy Pope, ND. Great-gr andparents, Donna Watkins, Wichita, Jack Watkins, Cunningham, KS.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 26, 2004)

MORICONI, ARDEVINA

Moriconi, Ardevina, 82, passed away Sunday, the 27th of August, 2006. Devoted wife to the late Bill Moriconi. Loving mother of three sons: Dr. Mark Moriconi of Atherton, California, Dr. William Moriconi of St. Louis, Missouri and John Moriconi of Wichita. Doting grandmother to Alan, Alex and Katie Moriconi. She will be greatly missed by family and friends, and always remembered for her graciousness, caring and generosity to all with whom she came in contact. Born on March 28, 1924 in Frontenac, Kansas. Upon moving to Wichita in 1952, she raised her three children and began a life-long dedicati on to the Church of the Magdalen and its school. In recent years, she voluntee red her time to share her gifts at the Spiritual Life Center. Diagnosed with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, her devout faith in God and great courage kept her optimistic and positive. A vigil will be held at Church of the Magdalen at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006. The Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Magdalen at 10 A.M. on Thursday, August 31, 2006. Burial will be held at Ascension Cemetery. A memorial has been established with Guadalupe Health Foundation, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67211. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 31, 2006)

MORICONI, HENRY BILL

Moriconi, Henry Bill, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2004. He was 82. He moved to Wichita from Frontenac, a small town in southeastern Kansas, to attend Wichita State University, where he was a star football lineman until his graduation in 1942. He then joined the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, serving four years of duty in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to Frontenac married Ardevina Temperelli and went to work at his father's grocery store. He moved to Wichita in 1952 to serve as the regional sales manager for Pillsbury Company, retiring 35 years later in 1987. He served the local community primarily through the Church of the Magdalen. He was an usher for over 40 years and contributed in various ways and capacities to charity events. He was born October 18, 1921 in Frontenac, Kansas and was preceded in death by his parents, Enrico and Katherine Moriconi, brothers Lew and Pete Moriconi, and sister Leda Tassi. He is survived by his wife, Ardevina ; three children, Dr. Mark Moriconi of Atherton, California, Dr. William Moriconi of St. Louis, Missouri, and John Moriconi of Wichita, Kansas; three grandchildren, Alex Moriconi, Alan Moriconi, and Katie Moriconi; a brother Roy and sister Lucille. A vigil will be held at Church of the Magdalen at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, April 20, 2004. The funeral mass will be held at Church of the Magdalen at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, April 21, 2004. A memorial has been establis hed with Guadalupe Clinic/Wichita diocese, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67211. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 21, 2004)

MOYER, ADELE LILIAN

Moyer, Adele Lilian, 86, passed away on April 17th, 2003 in Wichita, KS. Adele was born on September 26, 1916 in Shaft, PA to Anthony and Mary Bernotsk i. As one of nine Lithuanian children she developed a sense for adventure at an early age. She became a Registered Nurse in the U.S. Navy where she met her husband Lieutenant Commander Ralph E. Moyer. Adele and Ralph were married for 57 years and raised four children. Devoted to her family and devout in her faith, she was actively involved at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Adele was an avid golfer and spent many hours playing with her grandchildren and friends at McConnell AFB and Andover golf courses. She especially enjoyed gardening and caring for her many roses. A life long animal lover, Adele was worshiped by any creature that experienced her kindness. Adele is survived by her four children Gary, Chris, Joe and Michele, her grandchildren Colter, Drew, Lisa, Anne, Kristen and Kara, her son and daughter-in-laws Phil, Michele and Michael, her sister Stella and many other family members and friends. Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 21, and service at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 22, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Memorials may be sent to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, or The Kansas Humane Society. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 21, 2003)

MOYER, RALPH E.

Moyer, Ralph E., 82, retired Beech Aircraft Corp. manager of aerospace engineering, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. Service 10:30 a.m. today, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Mr. Moyer served in World War II as a Navy pilot, later retiring as lieutenant commander.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Math and Physics from Marysville State College, Masters in Aeronautics from Annapolis Naval Academy and Professional Aerospace Engineering degree California Institute of Technology.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and enjoyed photogra phy, golf and skeet shooting.

Survivors: wife, Adele; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary of Ponca City, Joe and Michele of Niwot, Colo.; daughters and son-in-law, Chris and Phil Mader of Wichita, Michele Moyer of Longmont, Colo.; brothers, Don of Lenexa, Paul of Hopkins, Mo., Bill of Parnell, Mo.; grandchildren, Colter and Drew Moyer of Ponca City, Kristin and Kara Moyer of Niwot, Colo., Lisa and Anne Mader of Wichita. Memorial established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford Lane, Wichita 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 25, 2002)

MULLER, HEATHER SUZANNE FRANCIS

Muller, Heather Suzanne Frances, 25, St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic pre-school teacher, St. Paul Parish-Newman Center at Wichita State University night secretary and Wichita State University graduate student majoring in early childhood special education, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Survivors: parents, James and Lois Muller; brother, Jamie Muller; sister, Tania Muller all of Wichita; grandmother, Lucida Geist of Hays. Memorial established with Respect Life in c/o Catholic Diocese Office. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 18, 2000)

MULVIHILL, REV. DANIEL B.

Mulvihill, Rev. Daniel B., 79, retired Catholic Priest of the Wichita Diocese, formerly of Galena, Baxter Springs, and Cherryvale, KS, died Saturday, December 16, 2006. Rosary service, 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, December 19, 2006, and Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, both at St. Elizabeth Chapel at Catholic Care Center. Survivors include a brother, Gerald, of Shrondun, Ireland; a sister, Sr. Mercedes, of Thurles, Ireland; 26 nephews and nieces. A memorial fund has been established with the Priest's Retirement and Education Fund, c/o Catholic Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 18, 2006)

MUNLEY, THERESE W.

Munley, Therese W., 76, retired bookkeeper, died Friday, February 16, 2007. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Monday, and Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, both at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors: son, J.D. Munley (Kathy) of Wichita; daughter, M.A. Munley of Wichita; grandchildren, Tara Swift (Tanner), Andy, Lisa and Becky; great-grandchildren, Cole and Caitlyn. A memorial has been established with The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67214. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 18, 2007)

NAVRAT, ANTOINE M.

Navrat, Antoine M., 13, Coleman Middle School student, died Thursday, July 11, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 1:30 p.m. Monday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Our beloved son, brother and friend was a gentle soul that brought love, care, joy and laughter to all GodOs creatures here on Earth, as he will in his Heavenly home.

Survivors: mother, Harriett Navrat; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Rami Karzon, Monya OODonnell, Sherida Mitchell all of Wichita; brothers, C. Todd Navrat of Fairway, Michael Navrat, Quinten McClung both of Wichita; Penny Navrat, Rosemary McClung, Anita McClung all of Wichita. Memorials established with Suicide Prevention for Youth c/o Comcare Crisis Intervention Services, 934 N. Water, Wichita, 67203 and Boy Scouts of America, Quivira Council, 1555 E. 2nd St., Wichita, 67214. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 14, 2002)

NAVRAT, LEONARD F.

Navrat, Leonard F., D.D.S., 67, dentist, died Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999. Vigil 7 p.m. Friday; service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Andover.

Survivors: wife, Joan; sons, John of Wichita, David of Kansas City, mo., Tom of Andover; daughters, Julie Lingenfelter of Plainview, Neb., Susan Stopford of Annapolis, Md.; brothers, Robert of Marion, M.L. of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Breakthrough Club 1005 E. Second St. Wichita, Kan. 67213, Newman University 3100 W. McCormick Wichita, Kan. 67213, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 123 N. Andover Rd. Andover, Kan. 67002. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 4, 1999)

NEGRI, FRANK J.

Negri, Frank J., died April 2, 2008. Frank was born March 24, 1928 in New York City. Son of the late Dante and Renata Negri of Masserano, Italy. Native of New York City and long time resident of Wichita. Frank served 2 years in the Navy after which he attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering. Frank married Florence Desch of Topeka, Kansas on November 27, 1952. They resided in New York City and moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1954. Frank worked for The Boeing Company for 37 years as an engineer and was very active in the Wichita Engineering Association (WEA). Frank was a long time member of St. Thomas Aquinas and a devoted Catholic. Shortly after moving to Wichita he assisted in building the Church and school at St. Anne's. Other interests included his grandchildren, daily walks, weekly bocce ball with friends, and dinners with Jolly Breakers (KSU Alumni). Frank is survived by Florence, his wife of 55 years, daughters, Paula and husband Monte Cook of Wichita; Patrice Pittman Warren of Hutchinson Kansas; Kari and husband Mike Pennington of Wichita; grandchildren, Kelly Cook, Casey Cook, Brett Pittman, Jason Pittman, Corey Pittman, Sam Warren, Wesley Pennington, Aubrey Pennington, Dawson Pennington. Rosary to be held Friday, April 4th, 7:00pm at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 5th at 1:00pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. On line condolences can be sent to www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 4, 2008)

NELSON, JACK A.

Nelson, Jack A., 83, retired Boeing Wichita B-52 program manager of 42 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing and Lahey Mortuary East. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by brother, William Nelson.

Survivors: wife, Betty; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Nelson of Mill Valley, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Frank Yardley of Flower Mound, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Dwyla Nelson of Hauser, Idaho; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Clarence Hamilton of Colfax, Wash.; grandchildren, Sara and Allena Nelson, Christopher, Jennifer and Bryan Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Deven and Chance Armstrong, Kyra Mandrigues. Memorials established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford Lane, Wichita, KS 67206, Alzheimer's Association, Sunflower Chapter, 347 Laura, Wichita, KS 67211 and Hospice Care of Kansas, 800 Main St., Winfield, KS 67156. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.down ingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 7, 2002)

NETTLETON, ERIC M.

Nettleton, SSgt. Eric M., 26, United States Army, died serving his country, Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Visitation with the family will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday, January 16 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Rosary will be 7 p.m., Monday, January 17 with Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, both at All Saints Catholic Church. Eric was born and raised in Wichita. He attended All Saints Catholic School, Hamilton Middle School and graduated from Wichita High School West. The attacks of 9/11 inspired Eric to join the Army. He went through basic training at Ft. Benning, GA and then was assigned to the 82nd Airborne out of Ft. Bragg, NC. He was then deployed to Afghanistan to guard the country's first elections. When he came home he was assigned at West Point as a member of the Honor Guard and Color Guard. He then requested to be stationed at Ft. Riley to be closer to his family. In September 2008, he was deployed to Iraq with the Big Red 1, returning home in September 2009. One month after marrying Ashley Reida, they were stationed in Vilseck, Germany. He signed a waiver to be deployed early to Afghanistan, so that he could be with his squad. From June 2010 until his death, Eric was with the Stryker Unit. Eric is survived by his wife, Ashley, parents, Jim and Sandy Nettleton, sister, Jessica Nettleton and brother, Clayton Nettleton, all of Wichita; sister, Sarah Nettleton of Newton, KS; mother and father-in-law, Virgie and Clinton Scott of Wichita. Memorials have been established with Wounded Warriors, 7020 A C Skinner Pkwy, S-100, Jacksonville, FL, 32256, Fisher House, 111 Rockville Pike, S-420, Rockville, MD, 20850 and Operation Freedom, PO Box 782414, Wichita, KS 67218. Tributes: www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 14, 2011)

NGUYEN, MY THANH

Nguyen, My Thanh, 55, homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000. Rosaries 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; service 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Nghiem; sons, Phuong Huy Nguyen, Khanh Huy Nguyen both of Wichita; daughters, Van Tuyet Nguyen of France, Ngan Tuyet Nguyen of Salina, Nhung Tuyet Nguyen, Nga Tuyet Nguyen, Hong Tuyet Nguyen all of Wichita; mother, Mu Thi Nguyen; brother, Dien Bach Nguyen; sister, Nhan Hong Nguyen all of Vietnam; 17 grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 19, 2000)

NGUYEN, EANNA

Nguyen, Eanna, infant daughter of Johnny Nguyen and Chien Dinh, was stillborn on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, DeVorss Flanagan -Hunt Mortuary.

Other survivors: grandparents, Steven Nguyen, Hoa Bui, Lai V. Ho, all of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 24, 2002)

NGUYEN, THO VAN

Nguyen, Tho Van, 64, retired Iowa Beef Co. meat cutter, died Friday, June 9, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Monday, St. Anthony Catholic Church; burial will be at Ascencion Mausoleum.

Survivors: wife, Lieu Do; sons, Thomas, Christian, Tim all of Wichita, Thong of S.C.; daughters, Xuan of Sioux City, Iowa, Tram, Thuy, Thuy, Misty, My all of Wichita; 20 grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 10, 2000)

NIERNBERGER, CLYDE

Niernberger, Clyde, 82, retired credit manager, died January 6, 2005. Raised on a farm in Ellis County, Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister. He will be remembered for his humor and ingenuity.

Survivors: wife, Ruth Niernberger of Wichita; daughters, Trix Niernberger of Wichita and Sheryl Niernberger of Washington, D.C.; son and daughter -in-law, Gary and Kelly Niernberger of Wichita; five grandchildren, Dylan Quigley and Jasmine, Avery, Greer and Trey Niernberger. Rosary 6 p.m. Sunday at Broadway Mortuary; Funeral service 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 10, at St. Elizabeth Chapel, Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th Street N. A memorial has been established with Catholic Care Center. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 9, 2005)

NIERNBERGER, RUTH STITHEM

Niernberger, Ruth Stithem, age 76, volunteer with United Methodist Urban Ministry, died July 29, 2005. Raised in Trego County, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde, and sister Helen Balluch. She will be remembered for her dedication to family and community service. Survivors: daughters, Trix Niernberger, Wichita and Sheryl Niernberger, Washington, D.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kelly Niernberger, Wichita; brother, Ray Stithem, WaKeeney; sister, Margaret Feldt, Hoyt Lakes, MN; five grandchildren, Dylan Quigley and Jasmine, Avery, Greer and Trey Niernberger. Rosary 7:00 pm, Monday, Broadway Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Church of the Magdalen. Memorial with United Methodist Urban Ministry. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 31, 2005)

NOONE, ANTHONY JOSEPH

Noone, Anthony Joseph, infant son of Tim and Bernadette Noone, was stillborn Oct. 31, 2006. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Ascension Cemetery. Survivors: parents; grandparents, Tim and Emma Noone, Cindy Spurgeon all of Wichita; great-grandparents, Judi Carey, James and Donna Noone all of Wichita, Carol and Alford Jones of Texas; uncles, Brian and Josh Noone of Wichita; aunt, Elizabeth Spence of Pittsburg, Kan. Hillside Funeral Home East - 682-5575.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 2, 2006)

O'CONNOR, NOREEN A.

O'Connor, Noreen A., 74, formerly of Largo, FL, retired registered nurse, passed away Jan. 11, 2005. Rosary 8:30 p.m. Thursday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; mass 10 a.m. Friday, Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: brother, Timothy F. O'Connor of Oak Brook, IL; sister, Mary J. Gonzalez of Wichita; 8 loving nieces and nephews. Memorial to Inpatient Unit at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at The Vyne, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 13, 2005)

O'NEILL, FATHER OWEN PATRICK

WICHITA - Father Owen Patrick "Rory" O'Neill, 78, died Aug. 7, 2002, at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita. He was born Oct. 29, 1923. He had been a resident of the Catholic Care Center in Wichita, having retired in 1995 after serving parishes in the Diocese of Dodge City for 40 years, including the Holy Rosary Church, Medicine Lodge.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass will be at 2 .m. Friday, both at St. Elizabeth Chapel, Spiritual Life Center, Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East Chapel, Wichita, is in charge of arrangements.
(Pratt Tribune ~ Aug. 8, 2002)

OCKER, CAMERON ALAN

Ocker, Cameron Alan, 7, student at Church of the Magdalen, died July 24, 2005. Vigil 7:00 P.M., Wednesday and service 10:00 A.M., Thursday, both at Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: father, David Ocker of Wichita; mother, Stara Swain of Wichita; brother, Colton Ocker; half brother,, Colby Swain; half sister, Haylee Swain; grandparents, Ray and Ruth Ocker of Wichita, Tammy Farris of Wichita and Steve and Labrenda Swain of Cheney, KS. A memorial has been established with Magdalen Catholic School Library, 2221 N. 127th St. E., Wichita, KS, 67226. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.down ingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 27, 2005)

ORR, TOM

Orr, Tom, 83, retired manufacturing representative, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 25 with the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Monday, April 26, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Marianne (Riedel) Orr; children, Dr. Susan Orr of Atchison, KS, Sarah Sanburn (Jack) of Valley Center, KS, Reverend Sherman A. Orr of Wichita, Samantha Roy (Paul) of Meriam, KS, and Sydney Costello (Jim) of Colwich, KS; brother, Duncan H. Orr of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Bridget, Becky, Philip and Anna Costello. Memorials have been established with The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, 67214 and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 Stratford, Wichita, 67206. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 23, 2010)

OSTROSKI, MICHAEL ALBERT

Ostroski, Michael Albert, infant son of Michael and Christine Ostroski of Wichita, was stillborn on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Other survivors: brother, Francis; sister, Veronica both of the home; grandmothers, Phyllis Santner of Wichita, Florence Ostrosky of Overland Park. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 30, 2001)

PALMER, ANGELINE ANN

Palmer, Angeline Ann, 89, homemaker, of Wichita died Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Rosary will be 6:30 P.M. Friday, August 12, 2005, Downing & Lahey East Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the Church of The Resurrection.

Survivors: husband, Raymond H. of the home, daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Lou (Jim) Coons of Billings, MT, Christine (Steve) Shelor of Spring Hill, KS, Dee Ann (Bob) Berry of Olathe, KS, Carol (Jerry) Piszczek of Wichita, KS.; son & daughter-in-law: James (Janice) Palmer of Wichita, KS.; sisters: Rita Retherford of Garden City, KS, Celeste Farris of Palatine, IL. 13 grandchi ldren. Preceded in death by her parents John N. & Catherine Wasinger, brothers : Isador Wasinger, Edward Wasinger, Gerald Wasinger & Rev. Francis Wasinger and Roman Wasinger, sisters: Nora Nierenberger, Caroline Kinderknecht, Augusta Brungardt & Marietta Wasinger. Memorials to: The Alzheimers Association, 347 S. Laura, Wichita, KS. 67211. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.down ingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 14, 2005)

PALMER, RAYMOND H.

Palmer, Raymond H., 81, of Wichita, retired owner of Palmer Jewelry, died Sunday, February 26, 2006. Private family Memorial services. Raymond graduated from Garden City High School in 1943. He then attended and graduated from Elgin Watchmaker's College in Elgin, Illinois. He married Angeline Wasinger on May 9, 1948. They then proceeded to open Palmer Jewelry Store. He was preceded in death by Angeline, his wife of 57 years, sisters, Marie Macey and Leota Lee and parents, Harvey and Bessie Palmer.

Survivors: daughters & sons-in-law; Mary Lou (Jim) Coons, Billings, MT, Christine (Steve) Shelor, Spring Hill, KS, Dee Ann (Bob) Berry of Olathe, KS, Carol (Jerry) Piszczek of Wichita; son & daughter-in-law; James (Janice) Palmer, Wichita, KS; 13 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: St. Dominic's School, 617 JC Street, Garden City, KS, 67846. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 28, 2006)

PAREDES, ALEX BENJAMIN

Paredes, Alex B., infant son of Juan and Tonya Paredes, died Sunday, March 9, 2003. Service has been held.

Other survivors: grandparents, Coy and Patricia Burge of Edmond, Okla., Fernando and Dalys Garcia de Paredes of Panama City, Panama. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 14, 2003)

PERRIE, JANE

Perrie, Jane, 71, Homemaker of Wichita died Sunday. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Visitation with the family will be 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Tuesday at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Rosary will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: Husband Clinton "Joe", Sons and Daughters-in-law: R. Patrick (Carolyn) Gaughan, Kevin Michael (Angela) Gaughan all of Wichita: Daughters and Son-in-law: Kathryn Hiller of Surfside Beach, SC, Donna (Jim) Francis of Lunenburg, VA, Brother Thomas Upshaw of Eureka Springs, AR: Sister Virginia Fincham of Santa Maria, CA. 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandsons. Preceded in death by Sons Thomas John Gaughan, Anthony Jerome Gaughan, Phillip Joseph Perrie Daughter: Julia Jane Gaughan; Memorial donations to: Catholic Charitie s, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202 or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.down ingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 11, 2004)

PETERS, DAVID L.

Peters, David L., 47, self-employed Wichita area distributorship owner, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001. Vigil 6 p.m. Sunday; service 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Jude Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by parents, Elmer S. Sr. and Mary L. (Fox) Peters.

Survivors: wife, Leslie L.; sons, Daniel J., Nathan L. both of Wichita; daughters, Gina M., Brittani M., Brianna R. all of Wichita; brothers and sister-in-law, John C., Elmer S. Jr. and Patty Peters all of Wichita; sister and brother-in-law, Cecilia M. and Fred Knoblauch of Wichita. Memorial established with St. Jude Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 3, 2001)

PETERS, ELMER S.

Peters, Elmer S., 74, former Kansas Independent Linen Service owner and former Sedgwick County Commissioner, died Friday, March 28, 1997. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Church of the Resurrection.

Survivors: sons, John, Elmer Jr., David; daughter, Cecilia Knoblauch; brothers John, Clarence, all of Wichita; sisters, Sister Mary Timothy Peters of Wichita, Christina Hagood of Ft. Scott; 12 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Church of the Resurrection. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 29, 1997)

PETERS, MARY L. FOX

Peters, Mary L. (Fox), 77, retired registered nurse and homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Monday; service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Church Of The Resurrection.

Survivors: husband, Elmer; sons, John Charles, Elmer, Jr., David, daughter, Cecilia Marie Knoblauch, all of Wichita; sister, Doris Puls of Anthony; twelve grandchildren. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 23, 1996)

PETTINGER, CLARENCE RAYMOND

Pettinger, Clarence Raymond, 53, former Brittain Machine shop inspector, died Sunday, June 4, 2000. Rosary 6 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: wife, Elfriede A.; sons, Michael, Mark, both of Wichita; daughters, Lisa Mazzeo of Beaufort, S.C., Felicia Pettinger of Wichita; brothers, Randy of Lincoln, Neb., Richard Harms of Rockford, Ill.; sisters, Barbara Woodman of Lincoln, Kathy Beamis of Kansas City; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Holy Savior Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 6, 2000)

PHAM, BONG THI

Pham, Bong Thi, 81, homemaker, passed away on Wed., Sept. 12, 2007. Rosaries will be held on Thurs., Sept. 20th and Fri. Sept. 21st, 6:00p.m. both at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt. Funeral Mass will be on Sat., Sept. 22nd, at 10:00A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. She is survived by daughter: Ninh Thi Cuc of Canada, son: Ninh Quang Tan, TX, Daughter: Ninh Thi Mai Hoa, VN, daughter: Ninh Thi Thom, KS, son: Ninh Minh, CA, Daughter: Ninh Thi Tho, SC, Daughter: Ninh Thy, KS, Son: Ninh Minh Dinh, CA.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 16, 2007)

PIOTROWSKI, MAE MILDRED

Piotrowski, Mae Mildred, 90, passed away Nov. 10, 2003. Funeral services 1:30 pm, Friday, Broadway Mortuary Chapel. Mae was born in Corning, KS to Minnie and John Savage. She attended and graduated from Bancroft High School. She entered cosmetology school in Topeka, KS. After graduating, she started her own beauty shops in Wetmore, KS and Augusta, KS. She married Gerald W. Louis in 1949. He passed away in 1975. She married Milton J. Piotrowski in 1986. They spent many winters in Florida and Arizona. He passed away in 2000. She is survived by brother, Lawrence Savage and step-son, Bill Walty. Memorial has been established with Way Of Life, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061-0368.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 14, 2003)

PISHKO, DAVID A.

Pishko, David A., 61, of Coralville, IA, died suddenly Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Iowa City. Burial 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, Ascension Cemetery in Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in David's name to Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita. He is survived by his wife, Marie of Coralvil le; children, Christina Pishko of Dallas, TX, Gregory Pishko and wife, Susan Mulligan of Phoenix, AZ, Amanda and husband, David Kazarian of Las Vegas, NV, Mitchell Pishko and wife, Kristi of Wichita; he is also survived by his grandchildren, Jessica, Allison, Claire and Spencer. His family was his life. He is preceded in death by his parents. Lensing's Oak Hill Funeral Home, Coralvilla, IA. Online condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 1, 2004)

POTTEBAUM, COL. CLETUS J.

Pottebaum, Col. Cletus J. "Clete," 83, retired Air Force colonel, died Sunday, March 17, 2002. Vigil service 8 p.m. today, St. Paul Parish, Newman Center, Wichita State University; memorial mass 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Cathedral.

Col. Pottebaum retired from the Air Force in 1971 after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from the Air Force Command and Staff College in 1955 and the Air War College in 1960.

He was a member of the Air War College Alumni Association, business manager for the Wichita State University Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1976 and publicist and researcher for recognition of Fr. Emil Kapaun as a modern saint of the Catholic Church. He was also a publicist for early aviation pioneers including, Matty Laird and Clyde Cessna.

Col. Pottebuam was a charter, life member and state president (for 12 years) of the Air Force Association. During his time as president, he acquired for the City of Wichita the former Wichita Municipal Air Terminal, the current location of the Kansas Aviation Museum. He also acquired, through the Air Force Association, for Kansas military retirees a tax free status on their military retirement income and a refund to those retirees of $89,000,000.

He was a life member of the Retired Officers' Association-Wichita Chapter, member of St. Paul Parish Newman Center, honorary member of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers and the 384th Bomb Group Inc., founder and charter member of the Wichita Aeronautical Historical Association (WAHA), member of the Wichita- Sedgwick County Historical Museum and former board member from 1972 to 1978. He was a member of Wichita Downtown Kiwanis Club, volunteer at the V.A. Hospital for many years, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Knights of Columbus, co-founder of the Memorial Walk at McConnell Air Force Base and Retired Activities Officer. He received the Distinguished Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters. He assisted the late Fr. Louis Putz in establishing the Harvest House program in the Wichita Diocese.

Preceded in death by brother, Coelestine Pottebaum; sister, Ursula Pottebau m; parents.

Survivors: wife, Eileen; children and spouses, Carol A. Hassen of Avondale, Ga., Robert and Mary of Cave Creek, Ariz., Angela Pottebaum, Michael Pottebaum both of Wichita, Diana and Kevin Roberts of Bloomington, Ill., Cynthia and Mike Maska of Galesburg, Ill.; siblings and spouses, Linus and Lola, Clotilde Pottebaum, Sr. Marie Vianney Pottebaum all of St. Louis, Dr. William of Rochester, N.Y., Gerard of Loveland, Ohio, Tecla and Sam Monahan of Chicago; seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Parish, Newman Center, Wichita State University, 1810 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, 67208. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 22, 2002)

PRICHARD, MARY JANE

Prichard, Mary Jane, 70, retired Coleman employee, died June 28, 2005. Visitation 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; rosary 6 p.m. both Thursday at Affinity Mortuary ; service 10 a.m. Friday, All Saints Catholic Church. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Clara Speier.

Survivors: husband, Dallas; sons, Robert and Melvin Leiker; daughter, Geralyn Hyatt; 8 grandchildren all of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 30, 2005)

PUNTCH, JAMES E., SR.

Puntch, James E. Sr., 78, retired Flour Corp. engineer, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997. Service 11 a.m. today, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Lamar; sons, James Jr. of Wichita, Robert of Cambridge, N.Y., David of Austin, Texas, Thomas of Wichita, Andrew of Austin, Texas; daughter, Lamar Land of Tulsa; sister, Zita Waltrip of Lake Jackson, Texas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Wichita Children's Home. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 20, 1997)

RABEN, CYRIL A.

Raben, Dr. Cyril A., 77, retired dentist in Wichita and Russell, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Catholic Care Center; service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Lou Anna; sons, Dr. Tony Raben Fayetteville, Ark., Christopher Raben of Rogers, Ark.; daughters, Dr. Kathy Hogan of Lake Jackson, Texas, Dr. Lucynda Raben of Wichita, Trudy Hinderliter of Lenexa, Alice Denomy of Gardner, Sarah Scharlau of Rheine, Germany, Barbara Krause of Palo Alto, Calif.; brothers, James Raben of Ridgeway, Ill., Carl Raben of Galacia, Ill.; sister, Rosemary Taggert of Ridgeway, Ill.; 11 grandchildren. Memorial established with Newman University Art Dept., 3100 McCormick, Wichita 67213. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 19, 2001)

RABEN, LOUANNA

LEAWOOD - Raben, Louanna, passed away December 5 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born December 14, 1929 in Lindsborg to Luther and Alice Runberg, she and the late Dr. Cy Raben were married in St. Louis in 1952, and moved to Russell Kansas where they raised their 8 children. Later they moved to Wichita and Louanna spent her final years in Leawood. Survivors include sister, Doris Ferguson, brother Jim Runberg, her children and families Dr. Tony and Cindy Raben (Rachael, Erik, Bayli, Chloe), Dr. Kathy and Pat Hogan (Charlie, Sean), Dr. Lucynda Raben, Trudy and Dick Hinderliter (Alex, Tanner), Alice Raben, Chris and Pam (Logan Cy), Sarah and Christian Scharlau (Lara), Barbara and Dr. Roland Krause (Anna, Lukas, Nikolas). Interment and mass January 2, 2010 at 10 a.m., in Wichita, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1321 North Stratford Lane and Ascension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial with the library of St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66227.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 31, 2009)

RADERMACHER, LEONARD W.

Radermacher, Leonard W., 57, manufactured homes representative and insuranc e salesman, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday, Watson Funeral Home, with friends and family gathering afterwards; memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Survivors: Jon A. of Bloomington, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Christy A. and Aaron C. Blanchard of Lawrence; sisters and brother-in-law, Diane and Jack Kelliher, Barbara Mooney all of Pewaukee, Wis. Memorial established with American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 25, 2002)

RAMIREZ, HUGO

Ramirez, Hugo, 28, died Feb 7, 2010. Survivors include his children: Sofia Renee Ramirez & Isaiah Hilario, girlfriend Ciera Carrion, father Eleuterio Ramirez, mother & step-father Maria & Placido Pizana, siblings: Huriel, Rodolfo, Daisy Ramirez & Ariana Pizana, nephew Manuel Huriel Ramirez, niece Audrina Ramirez. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m., with Rosary at 6:30 p.m., today at Cornerstone Mortuary, 5318 E 37th N, Wichita. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Thurs, Feb 11, 2010 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wichita. For more info visit www.cornerstoneofwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 10, 2010)

RANZAU, BELLE

Ranzau, Belle, 81, homemaker, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing and Lahey Mortuary East; service 10 a.m. Thursday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Mrs. Ranzau was a member of the Church of the Magdalen. Her greatest love in life was her family and her home.

Preceded in death by parents; eight brothers and sisters; two sons; one grandson and four great-grandchildren.

Survivors: husband, Alvin; son, Don of Arkansas City; daughters, Carolyn Keeler of Fairfax, Okla., Dianne Souza of Wichita; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st N., Wichita 67226. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.down ingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 24, 2002)

REMITAR, ELIJAH MARK

Remitar, Elijah Mark, infant son of Rex and Ella Remitar passed away May 3, 2007. Graveside service 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Ascension Cemetery. Other survivors are brother Derek Antonio Remitar III; grandparents Susana Ignacio and Nora Remitar both of the Phillipines. Resthaven Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ MAy 6, 2007)

RIVERS, HARRIETTE ANNE

Rivers, Harriette Anne, 68, our dear loved one and good friend, was received into the loving arms of God on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003. A rosary with visitation following, will be Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m. and Mass on Saturday, Aug. 23, 10:00 a.m., both at Blessed Sacrament Church. Memorials established with Blessed Sacrament Campaign and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Harriette was a long-time member of Blessed Sacrament Church, where she was a gifted soloist and dedicated member of the choir, also working as a vocalist for weddings and funerals. Infant son, John Mark and father, Joseph Prudhomme preceded Harriette in death. She is survived by husband Ronald of 47 years and children, Linda Kasten, Martha Cain and Ronald F. Rivers II all of Wichita, June Foreman of Ponca City, OK, Theresa Rebert of Gilbert, AZ and Mary Minor of Miami, FL; mother, Liza Prudhomme of Wichita and sisters, Amy Prudhomme of New Orleans, LA, Gen Yvette Sutton of Wyomissing, PA and Liza Rheem of Wichita; 15 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. DeVorss Flanagan & Hunt.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 23, 2003)

ROSS, DIANNA CAROL

Ross, Dianna Carol (Broadhurst), 56, Ross Service Company bookkeeper, died Saturday, April 11, 1998. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Church Of The Magdalen.

Survivors: husband, Ron; son, Tim, daughter, Kim Leon, both of Wichita; parents, Melvin and Elaine Broadhurst of Valley Center; brothers, Jon Broadhurst of Sedgwick, Steve Broadhurst of Maize; sister, Barbara Broadhurst of Valley Center; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 14, 1998)

ROWLAND, RICHARD EVERETT

Rowland, Richard Everett, 74, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. purchasing material planner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Bridget; sons, Robert of Raytown, Mo., Gregory, John both of Wichita, Michael of Andale; daughters, Sharon Shamasko, Susan Miller both of Wichita; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with St. Margaret Mary Endowment Fund and American Cancer Society. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 28, 2000)

RUSTEIKA, FATHER JOHN B.

Rusteika, Father John B., 84, 58 years as a priest, died Saturday, Dec. 13 2003. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16; Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, both will be held at St. Elizabeth Chapel at the Catholic Care Center. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Wichita will be the principal celebrant of the funeral mass offered for Father John B. Rusteika. Father Rusteika was ordained to the priesthood at St. Peter's Church, South Boston, MA on Aug. 24, 1945 by His Excellency Richard Cardinal Cushing. During his 58 years of priestly ministry, he served in Kansas at St. Andrew's, Independence; Holy Family, Odin; St. Mary's, Moline; St. Martin's, Piquia, Mary Queen of Angels, Ft. Scott; Sacred Heart, Arkansas City; Sacred Heart, Colwich and St. Joseph's, Humboldt. On July 1, 1993 he retired to Hot Springs Village, AR and moved to the Priests Retirement Center in Wichita in 2000. Father Rusteika is survived by brother, Stephen Rusteika Sr. of South Boston, MA and several nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 15, 2003)

SALAS, MARTHA RUTH

Salas, Martha Ruth, 60, retired Sears Inventory Specialist, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. Rosary services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday; Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, both at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her father, Jose Hernandez and sister, Tiberia Rodriguez. Survivors include her husband, Jose of the home; children, Jose D. Salas, Elia Ortega, Monica DeBaun, Mario F. Salas, Javier D. Salas, Rogelio Salas, Elisa M. Salas, Carlos A. Salas; mother, Georgia Guerrero; brothers, Domingo and Stanulias Hernandez; sisters, Rebecca Cobos, Esther Diaz, Maria Perez; grandchildren, Amanda DeBaun, Bryce, Izabel, Daniel and Diego Salas, Elena, Emilia and Isabella Ortega all of Wichita. Cochran Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 8, 2005)

SALMERON, PETER, SR.

Salmeron, Peter, Sr., 79, owner of Translation & Interpreters and Aviation Sales International, died Friday, January 22, 2010. Rosary 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, with Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Andover. Survivors: wife, Monica (Barreda) Salmeron; sons, Peter X. Salmeron and fiance Laura McMurray, and Joseph Dean Salmeron and wife, Jean, all of Wichita; brother, John M. Salmeron, M.D. and wife, Lois of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Monica, Luis, Isabelle and Jillian Salmeron; nephew, Juan Carlos Salmeron; and several nieces and nephews in Dallas, San Antonio, Spain and Peru. Memorials to the American Red Cross, 1900 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67214. Downing & Lahey East Chapel. www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 24, 2010)

SALYER, IVAN PAUL

Salyer, Ivan Paul, 72, formerly of Wichita, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at his home in Sun City Center, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce, seven children and their families: Mary Joan Nigg (Mike), Terri Hayes, Cheryl Herbst, Ivan Paul, Jr "Rusty," (Sara), Richard (Tammy), Tamara Barr (Rob) and Randy (Beth); 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He has one surviving sister, Sharon Simons. Ivan was a mortgage banker in the Wichita area for nearly 40 years, beginning his banking career with Fidelity Investment Company where he rose to the position of President and Vice Chairman of the Board. In 1983 he joined 1st National Bank in Wichita, now Intrust, where he founded the First Mortgage Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the First. Ivan retired in 1992. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing with his friends, and farming with his son-in-law, Michael. Sun City Center became his permanent residence in 2004. A funeral Mass will be held in Wichita on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 10:30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be sent in his name to St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 9, 2006)

SCANTLIN, GEORGE F.

Scantlin, George F., 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wed. Sept. 10, 2008. George was a graduate of Pratt High School and received a B.S. from Colorado University in Boulder, Co. He retired in 1988 as CFO from Chance Industries and was the former president of Industrial Steel and Supply. Preceded in death by his parents Emmett and Hermine, stepmother Mary, brother Ed Scantlin, sister Aldene Langford and son-in-law Henry Sutton. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years Angela, sons George R. (Susan) of Rose Hill, KS, William L. (Barbara) of Houston, TX, Robert E. (Sharon) of Wichita, KS, Daniel C. (Amy) of Wichita, KS, Paul K. (Candice) of Wichita, KS, daughters Angela J. Sutton of Tulsa, OK, Janet L. Little (Blake) of Douglass, KS, sister Caroline Covey of Haviland, KS, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. A Rosary will be held at 5pm, Sun. Sept 14th, Funeral Mass 10am, Mon. Sept 15th both at Church of The Magdalen. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in memory of his beloved dogs Buffy and in honor of Ginger with the Kansas Humane Society 4218 Southeast Blvd. Wichita, KS 67210. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 13, 2008)

SCHAEFER, NORMAN F.

Schaefer, Norman F., 71, retired Southwestern Bell supervisor, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. Service 11 a.m. today, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Shirley; son and daughter-in-law, Craig A. and Cathy Schaefer of Grove, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Teri Schaefer and Dave Helling of Lenexa; stepfather, Hank Depperschmidt of Garden City; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Jack Lancaster of Kinsley; grandchildren, Jackie Helling, Rachel Helling, Emily Schaefer, Jared Schaefer. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 21, 2000)

SCHAEFER, SHIRLEY ANN

Schaefer, Shirley Ann, 69, retired Wichita State University assistant to the Dean of Sociology Dept., died Sunday, June 17, 2001. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East; service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Cathy of Grove, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and David Schaefer-Helling of Lenexa; sisters, Marilyn Rebein of Dodge City, Collette Sesak of Ind.; grandchildren, Emily Schaefer, Jared Schaefer, Jackie Helling, Rachel Helling.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 18, 2001)

SCHMIDT, MOLLY SOPHIA

Schmidt, Molly Sophia, 3 1/2 month old infant, died Saturday, December 10, 2005. Rosary is Tuesday 7:00 pm and Funeral Mass is 10:00 am Wednesday both at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include parents Kurt and Jessica Schmidt; brother Austin Matthew; grandparents Charles and JoAnn Robertson and Kenny and Norma Schmidt; great-grandmother Nora Schmidt; Aunts and Uncles Charles and Judy Robertson, Fred and Ellen Robertson, Joseph and Janelle Robertson, Michael Robertson, Melissa and Kipp Orme, Ann and Charles Spradlin, Helen Robertson, Eric and Jamie Schmidt, Mark and Kathy Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Gretchen Teter, and numerous cousins and relatives. Memorials have been established in Molly's name with the Wichita Children's Home, 810 N. Holyoke St., Wichita, Kansas 67208 and Toys for Tots, c/o Marine Corps, 3026 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, Kansas 67210. Tributes may be sent to the family via downingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 13, 2005)

SCHOENECKER, PETER J.

Schoenecker, Peter J., 86, retired heavy equipment operator and farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Church of the Resurrection.

Survivors: wife, Kathleen; sons, Richard, Mark both of Valley Center, Frank of Wichita; daughters, Alicia Zenner of Goddard, Melissa Bluml of Valley Center; brothers, Bart of Akron, Colo., Joe of Benedict; sisters, Anna Schoenecker of Colwich, Betty Smith of Kingman, Christina Carter of Hutchins on, Bertha Zogleman of Florence, Josephine Blanchat of Wichita, Sr. Mary Schoenecker of Wichita; three grandchildren. Memorial established with Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, 67220. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 26, 2001)

SCHOENECKER, RICHARD

VALLEY CENTER - Schoenecker, Richard "Dick", 50, Air Capital truck driver, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Rosary, 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2008 and Funeral Mass, 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 18, 2008, both at Church of the Resurrection, Wichita. Preceded in death by his sister, Emily and father, Peter Schoenecker. Survivors: mother, Kathleen Schoenecker of Valley Center; brothers, Mark Schoenecker of Valley Center, Frank Schoenecker of Park City, KS; sisters, Alicia Zenner (Walt) of Goddard, KS, Melissa Bluml (Roger) of Valley Center; nephews, Joe Zenner, Tony Bluml and Chris Bluml. A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society, 818 N. Emporia, S-100, Wichita, KS, 67214. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 17, 2008)

SCHOENHOFER, JOHN DAMIAN

Schoenhofer, John Damian "J.D.", age 64, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation 10am to 7pm Wednesday; recitation of the rosary 7pm Wednesday at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby; funeral mass 10am Thursday, St. Mary Faith Center, 2300 E. Meadowlark, Derby; graveside service will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Wichita. J.D. was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary; son, Patrick; brother, Donnie.

Survivors: wife, Teresa; sons, Doug (Jennifer), Dan (Abbi), John; daughter s, Mary, Anne (Shaun), Therese; daughter-in-law, Erika; step-children, A'me and Ashley Whipple; grandchildren, Melissa, Evan, Elena, Ivy, Taylor, Lukas, Chloe, Patrick and James; great grandson, Jaden; siblings, Agnes (Mike) Paulie, Helen (Dale) Coomes, Margaret Tallman, Joe (Ruth Ann), Bill (Nancy), Doris (Jerold) Bennett, Pat Moore, Chris, Ed, Larry (Liz), Joan (Terry) Unruh. Memorials established with St. Mary Faith Center Building Fund and Parents of Murdered Children, 604 N. Main, Ste. 200, Wichita, KS 67203. Send condolences via smithfamilymortuaries.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 25, 2008)

SCHOLLER, MYEERAH

Myeerah "Dee" Scholler, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Hillside Christian Church, 8330 E. Douglas, Wichita.

She was born May 11, 1923, in Latham.

She was involved with 20th Century Club, Hypatia Club, Wichita Musical Club and Wichita Choral Society.

Survivors include: husband, Gerald B.; children, Jana and Ed Rea of Lawrence, Rhonda and David Mann of Wichita, Mark and Sheryl Scholler of Wichita, Tom Scholler of Tyler, Texas, Jim Scholler of Alexandria, Va., and John Scholler of Wichita; brother, Bill and Denzel Ferguson of El Dorado; grandchildren, Shawna Beth and Chad Rea, Emily, Austin and Lesley Mann, Clayton, Sam, and Carson Scholler, T. J. and Paige Scholler; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Georgia Rea.

Memorials established with American Diabetes Assoc. 837 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211, Hillside Christian Church, 8330 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67206 and Wichita Musical Club, c/o Jean Wiklo, 3330 Crystal, Wichita, KS 67216-2733.

Condolences may be sent to the family by mail or via www.downingandlahey.com. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, 6555 E. Central, Wichita, KS, 67206, has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Dec. 29, 2003)

SCHULTE, DENNIS EUGENE

Schulte, Dennis Eugene, 60, roofer, carpenter and Retrouvaille coordinator, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 30 with Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 1, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Dennis served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Evelyn Schulte. Survivors: wife, Margarita (Hernandez) Schulte; daughters, Belit Neeley (Brandon) of Wichita, Monica Rivera of San Bernardino, CA, Cyndra Arellano of Alto Loma, CA, Jacque Hock (Tony) of Derby, KS and Julia Adams (Chuck) of Wichita; son, Johnny Martinez (Cynthia) of San Bernardino, CA; brothers, Doug (Alice) of Wichita, Jeff (Nancy) of Salem, New Hampshire and Jamie (Rosemary) of Evergreen, CO; sister, Kate Schulte-Vanderdoes (Michael) of Columbus, OH; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Retrouvaille, c/o Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 29, 2007)

SCHWAN, HELEN K.

Schwan, Helen K., 84, homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, Robert, Barry both of Wichita; brother, Leo Klos; sister, Jane Eilers, both of St. Louis; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the American Arthritis Foundation. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 8 & 9, 1998)

SEE, JANE KATHRYN

See, Jane Kathryn, homemaker, community volunteer and resident of Wichita for 50 years, died on Saturday, May 31, 2003. Jane was born on May 10, 1922 in Billings, Montana, the daughter of Paul and Eva Jane Neitz. She attended Northwestern University, Potsdam State Teachers College and Wichita State University. She married John See on June 10, 1944 in Rye, N.Y. The couple moved to Wichita when John accepted a position with The Boeing Co. where he retired in 1985. Jane's life was marked by extensive community and volunteer activities donating countless hours to Veteran's Hospital, Via Christi, St. Francis, St. Joseph and Our Lady of Lordes. She served on the initial board of directors for Monica House, a home for adjudicated youth and was a loving foster parent. Jane was intrumental in starting Wichita's first River Festival and remained actively involved for years. Jane was known for her loving and caring attitude for her family, friends and community and her never ending sense of humor. She loved all animals in nature and by last count she had over 50 bird feeders in her backyard which were never empty. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends whose lives she touched. She is survived by her husband, John A. See; son, John A. See Jr. of Wichita; daughter, Jary Shay of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; grandson, Case Gilbreath of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Harriet Neitz of Clarence, N.Y. A rosary will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday; funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas, 1321 N. Stratford, Wichita; interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, 7200 E. 45th St. North, Wichita. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in Jane's name to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, 67202 an Via Christi Foundation, 959 N. Emporia, Suite 402, Wichita, 67214. Downing and Lahey Mortuary East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 3, 2003)

SEVART, DANIEL J.

Sevart, Daniel J., 61, Sevart & Sevart attorney, died Friday, December 16, 2005 after a courageous battle against cancer. Rosary will be Monday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 P.M. and the Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10:00 A.M. both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Preceded in death by his parents Vernon & Alma Sevart; brother, Alan Sevart; sister, Kathleen Metzer.

Survivors: wife, Shoko; son and daughter-in-law, Eric & Karen Sevart of Midlothian, TX; grandchildren, Anna, Rachel, Alex & Mary; brothers and sister-in-laws, John Bart & Gwen Sevart and Frank & Joleen Sevart, all of Wichita; sister and brother-in-law, Lily & Joe Corso of Riverton, NJ. Memorial s have been established with the Wichita Symphony Society, 225 West Douglas, Suite 207, Wichita, KS 67202, Kansas Bar Foundation, 1200 S.W. Harrison St., P.O. Box 1037, Topeka, KS 66601, WSU College of Fine Arts, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67208. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandla hey.com. Downing & Lahey East Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 19, 2005)

SEVART, JOHN BART

WICHITA - John Bart Sevart, 78, of Wichita died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.

Mr. Sevart was born June 28, 1932, to Vernon and Alma (Carland) Sevart in Oswego. He was raised in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School. He attended Coffeyville Junior College, Wichita University and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a retired Wichita State University mechanical engineering professor and president of Advance Technology Inc. He was a nationally recognized consulting engineer designing machines and safety equipment. He also was instrumental in the creation of several ANSI safety standards.

Mr. Sevart was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and numerous technical societies.

Survivors include his wife, Gwen (Adams) Sevart of 58 years; eight children, Elizabeth Hyder, Carol Grisamore and her husband, David, Mark Sevart and his wife, Chris, E. Michelle Reed, Linda Smoll and her husband, Martin, Kevin Sevart and Jennifer Long and her husband, Jeff, all of Wichita, and Marilyn Berry and her husband, Tim, of Mulvane; 32 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Sevart and his wife, Joleen, of Wichita; a sister, Lily Corso and her husband, Joe, of Riverton, N. J.; a brotherin-law, Jim Metzer of Squim, Wash.; and two sisters-in-law, Nina Rutherford of Coffeyville and Shoko Sevart of Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Alma (Carland) Sevart; two brothers, Alan Sevart and Dan Sevart; a sister, Kathleen Metzer; and a grandson, Matt Hyder.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wichita. The rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at the church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, 1215 N. Stratford, Wichita, 67206, or Catholic Charities, 532 N. Broadway, Wichita, 67214. Condolences can be left at www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 16, 2010)

SEVICK, SHIRLEY

Sevick, Shirley, 57, born November 30, 1947 in St. Louis MO, she was unexpectedly taken by God Saturday, January 22, 2005. A career administrative assistant she enjoyed her job at Hinkle Elkouri LLC. She previously had worked for Triplett, Wolf & Garretson LLC, Phillips, McFall, McCarffrey & Murah PC in Oklahoma City, Thorn Industries, George Jabara Enterprises and was Deputy City Clerk for the City of Andover. She is survived by her husband of 35 years George L. Sevick; son and daughter-in-law; George J. and Suzanne Sevick all of Wichita, grandchildren; George N. and Connor G. Sevick; cousins; Alan and Christy Astasauskas of St. Louis MO. and Ken and Sandy Starr of Lawrenceville GA. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Ann Moscicki of St. Louis MO. Visitation with the family 4:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at Downing and Lahey East Mortuary, Rosary following at 8:00 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Funeral Mass 10:30 am Thursday at St. Thomas. In lieu of Flowers a memorial has been established with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and School. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandla hey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 26, 2005)

SHAW, NANCY J.

Shaw, Nancy J., 43, medical records supervisor Via-Christi, passed away Thursday, October 21 after a long battle with cancer. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Friday, Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Saturday, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Nicole and Lauren Shaw; step-sons, Eric and Chris Shaw; parents, Mel and Vi Waldschmidt of Wichita; sister, Cynthia King (David) and children, Wade King and Sheri Crawford of Houston, TX; brother, Mike Waldschmidt (Linda) and children, Sarah, Hailey, Katherine and Davis of K.C., MO and Tony Waldschmidt (Peggy) and children, Branden, Travis and Katelynn of Coppell, TX; father of her children, Michael Shaw of Wichita. Memorials have been established with Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67218 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to www.downingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 23, 2004)

SLICKER, PAUL A.

Slicker, Paul A. "Slick", 85, a devout Catholic his entire life, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2004. He was born April 11, 1919 in Jefferson City, MO. He moved to Wichita in 1939 and began working at Boeing. On August 13, 1942, he married Roxy Ellen Feltrop of Eldon, MO. He joined the Army, serving in the Philippines during WWII. After leaving the service he returned to Boeing where he worked until his retirement in 1982. During his retirement years he volunteered with the Sedgwick County ARC, serving in many capacities. He was an active member of the Wichita Lions West Club. He is survived by his wife, Ellen of 63 years and children: Paula and Jim Doss, Thomas and Peggy Slicker, Jana Simon and Scott Slicker. He leaves eight grandchildren: Meaghen Briley, Shanna Brown, Issy Doss, Jessica Wissner, Christa Dickey, Jake Simon, Stephanie Simon and Becca Simon. He leaves eight great-grandchildren. He now cares for his great grandson, Eli Briley in heaven. A rosary will be said Friday night at 7:30 P.M. at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. The funeral mass will be at Church of the Magdalen, Saturday, November 27, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery. A memorial has been established with Sedgwick County Association for Retarded Citizens, (ARC), 2919 W. Second St., Wichita, KS, 67203. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandla hey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 26, 2004)

SLICKER, ROXY ELLEN

Slicker, Roxy Ellen (Feltrop), passed to heaven Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the age of 92. Born May 4, 1919 in Henley, Mo., the family moved to Eugene, Mo. Soon after her birth. She relocated to Wichita in 1941, and married Paul Albert Slicker August 13, 1942. Charter members of Church of the Magdalen, they attended that church throughout their married life. She lived a vibrant and determined life raising children; Paula, Tom, Jana and Scott. She enjoyed 8 grandchildren; Meaghen Briley, Shana Brown, Isabella Doss, Jessica Wissner, Christa Dickey, Jake Simon, Stephanie Simon and Becca Simon. In turn she was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren. She now joined her husband and great-grandson; Eli. Ellen and Paul were active with the ARC of Sedgwick County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to memorial to ARC/SC, 2919 W. 2nd Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67203-5319. A rosary will be said Monday, June 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., both at St. Elizabeth's Chapel at the Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th Steet North. Internment will be at Ascension Cemetery. Baker Funeral Home Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 20, 2011)

SMITH, ADELIA K.

Smith, Adelia K. (Ridder), 79, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday; funeral mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3030 N. Amidon.

Survivors: husband, Charles (Mac) Smith of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Gary Swinger of Wichita, Angela and Larry Madl of Carlsbad, N.M.; brother and spouse, William and Rose Ridder of Augusta; sister, Clara Roths of Wichita; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials to St. Jude Catholic Church. Hillside Funeral Home East, 682-5575.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 23, 2006)

SMITH, JOAN ANN

Smith, Joan Ann (Labanc), 60, homemaker, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3130 Amidon, Wichita.

Survivors: husband, Gary; daughters, Diane March, Cathy Nitcher, Cindy Raney all of Valley Center, Sandy Stephens of Lee's Summit, Mo., Cheryl Callender of Olathe; sister, Frances Waltco of Dallas; 12 grandchildren. Memorial established with "St. Jude Graces." Baker Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 2, 2002)

SMITH, LINDA A.

Smith, Linda A., 56, homemaker, died Friday, March 21, 2003. Rosary 7 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Monday, both at Holy Savior Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Steve; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Michelle Smith of Wichita, Greg and Stephanie Smith of Racine, Wis., Sean Smith of Oklahoma City; mother, Margaret Payne of Pittsburg, Texas; brother, Bill Payne of Rockwall, Texas; sisters, Alice Blasingame, Jane Gage, Jo Brunin all of Gilmer, Texas; grandchildren, Brianna, Hailey, Keegan. Memorial established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, 67202, Catholic Charities, 437 N. Topeka, 67202 and Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1425 N. Chautauqua, Wichita, 67214. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 23, 2003)

SPIES, ALBERT J.

Spies, Albert J., 88, retired Veterans Affairs assistant registrar administrator, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary; 10 a.m.. Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Alvena; sons, Albert of Mayview, Mo., Don of Wichita, Robert of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Lynn Bebout of Wichita, Nancy of Atlanta, Ga., Kathryn of Wichita; brother, F.A. of Louisburg; sisters, Ida Schenk of Wichita, Martha Leonhardt of Orangevale, Calif., Valeria Kramer of Hays; five grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the Blessed Sacrament Endowment Fund and the V.A. Voluntary Transportation Fund.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 11, 1998)

SQUIRES, ANGELA J.

Squires, Angela J. (Gauselman), 75, died Monday, May 14, 2007, surrounded by friends and family. Rosary 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, May 16 with Memorial Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Thursday, May 17, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Angela was born January 7, 1932, the fifth child of Bernard and Josepha Gauselman. Her parents and siblings came to America from Germany through Ellis Island. Preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Josepha, siblings, Hubert, Rudolph and Margaret. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry D. Squires, along with their seven children; Chris Squires (Cyndy) of Wichita, Dana Squires Becker (Steven) of Keller, TX, Colin Squires of Wichita, Deanna Girrens (Bob) of Wichita, Dori Boers (Brad) of Leawood, KS, C. Patrick Squires of Wichita, C. Michael Squires (Colleen) of Kansas City, MO, 10 loving grandchildren, Morgan and Christopher Squires, Hanna and Dugan Girrens, James Becker, Hayden Squires, Grace and Sam Boers and Brett and Summer Squires and her sister, Bette Lind of Fairfax, VA. Angie will always be remembered by her friends, children and grandchildren as a mother and grandmother that made her home welcome to them always. She was a talented gardener, seamstress, and fabulous decorator and incredible cook. Angie recently retired from a long and successful career as an agent for J. P. Weigand Real Estate. She was active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Among the closest to her heart was Center of Hope. Memorials have been established with Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS, 67202 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 15, 2007)

STEELE, JAMES H.

Steele, James H., 74, retired Harry Langford Co. engineer, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Survivors: wife, Roberta; son and daughter-in-law, David and Tanya Steele of Highland Ranch, Colo.; daughter, Nancy L. Steele of Wichita; grandchild, Trinity Steele; great-grandchild, Kayla Steele; family friend, Mary Todd. Memorial established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita 67202. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 6, 2002)

STEINBROCK, RICHARD

Steinbrock, Richard, 72, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years in Salina, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Rosary 7:30 P.M., Friday, July 13 and Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 14, both at Church of the Resurrection, Bel Aire. Preceded in death by parents, Vincent and Madaline (Butler) Steinbrock.

Survivors: wife, Mary A. (Fowler) Steinbrock; children, Kevin and Mary Steinbrock of Wichita, Karen and Stephen Furbush of Phoenix, AZ, Keith Steinbrock and fiancKaren Parson of Salina, Bruce and Maria Steinbrock and Roger Steinbrock, all of Topeka; sisters, Mary Katafiasz of Salina and Barbara Sanders of Wichita; grandchildren, Trevor, Jordan and Madison Steinbrock. Memorials have been established with Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire, KS, 67220, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202 and Alzheimer's Association, 347 Laura, Wichita, KS, 67211. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwi chita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 13, 2007)

STEVENS, HUGH S.

Stevens, Hugh S., 82, Kentucky Fried Chicken Stores owner, died Wednesday, June 8, 1994. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Magdalen.

Survivors: wife, Margaret; sons, Clark, Jim, both of Wichita; daughter, Lynn Buell of Fort Collins, Colo.; brothers, Ervin of Holden, Utah, John of Corning, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and Church of the Magdalen.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 9, 1994)

STEVENS, MARGARET E.

Stevens, Margaret E. (Schoenhofer), passed away on October 4th having lived a long and happy life. Rosary service will be 7:00 P.M., Wednesday October 8th at Downing and Lahey East Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 9th at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She was the oldest of Carl and Matilda Schoenhofer's eleven children. She was born on December 11, 1912 in her grandfather Schoenhofer's home near St. Paul, KS. She lived on the family farm south of Walnut, KS, where the family raised crops and her father Carl also bred award winning Guernsey and Jersey dairy cattle. After completing her schooling in Walnut, Margaret enrolled in Parson's Business College. While attending school she rented a room in Mrs. Foster's boarding house. It was there that she met her beloved husband Hugh (Steve) Stevens. Mrs. Foster wanted her to meet this young man from UtahHe occasionally lived at her boarding house because he was a traveling salesman working for Roland Originals, a fashionably chic line of women's apparel out of Dayton, Ohio. After a whirlwind romance she married Hugh and traveled his mid-west territory with him in his new Studebaker convertible, serving as his model and assistant. After the birth of their first child, she assumed the role of mother and homemaker. After two moves, to Wichita and Parsons, and the addition of another child they relocated to Kansas City where their third child was born. For many years the family took root in Kansas City, while Hugh continued to travel. She eventually moved to Wichita, in 1952, when Hugh and her brother Charles partnered on the purchase of the Kau Kau Korner Drive-in Restaurant. It soon became highly successful and attracted the attention of Colonel Harland Sanders, as he traveled the U.S. trying to get restaurateurs to use and sell his special lickin goodchicken recipe. She was never fond of the Kau Kau's fried chicken recipe and urged them to try the Colonel's new one. This resulted in them becoming one of the original Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisees. The Col. and his wife Claudia became personal friends, and he was a guest in their home when he made personal appearances in Wichita. After Hugh's death, Margaret and Charles were among a handful of franchisees honored at an impressive ceremony in Las Vegas, where they received a rare Forty Year Award. Margaret enjoyed traveling, she and Hugh had the opportunity to visit many parts of the world on extended trips with family and friends. She loved being a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She especially loved being with her 9 grandchildren. When they spent over nights with her, they made corncob bubble pipes, homemade ice cream, butterfly nets, competed in turtle races, played rummy-o, told stories and much more. She was an avid and skillful card player, gin rummy and bridge being her favorite games. She inherited her mother's love and talent for painting. Margaret's love for flowers and nature was beautifully captured in many of her paintings. She was also a gifted storyteller and writer. Her enchanting and RattyChildren's stories will be cherished by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also authored two biographical histories. Through tremendous effort and time, she researched the history and stories of her mother Tillie's life and her husband Hugh's. This was a wonderful historical gift to her family. She divided her time between her home in Wichita and Sun City West, AZ and she especially enjoyed spending time with the many close friends she had in both places. She was deeply committed to her faith and most of her life she was affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church of the Magdalen and more recently with St. Thomas Aquinas Church. She was also a longtime member of Crestview Country Club. She was preceded in death and will be welcomed to her eternal reward by her parents, Carl and Matilda Schoenhofer; an infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann; her beloved husband, Hugh; five brothers, Don, Edward, Charles, Earl and David Schoenhofer; and one sister, Lorraine (Peggy) Otis. She is survived by her children John Clark (Annamaria) Stevens of Scottsdale, AZ, James (Ann) Stevens of Wichita, and Lynn (Brien) Buell of Fort Collins, CO. She cherished her nine grandchildren Tom Stevens and Jill (Shawn) Olson; Juli (Mike) Yarnall, Lori (Mike) Lassman, Lisa (Randy) Oehmke, and Brian (Alexandra) Stevens; Patrick (Carie) Buell, Lauren and Lisa Buell as well as her eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Claire Ryan, her brothers Larry (Marge) Schoenhofer, Art (Joanie) Schoenhofer, Bill (Carrie) Schoenhofer, and her sister-in-laws Sallie, Savina and Peggy Schoenhofer and well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Her generosity and warm spirit touched many lives and endeared her to many people. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to The Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214 or the Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th North, Bel Aire, KS 67226. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 6, 2008)

STEWART, NORA

DERBY - Stewart, Nora, 55, died July 28, 2004. Visitation 1-8pm Sunday, 9am-5pm Monday, Smith Mortuary; rosary 7pm Monday; service 10am Tuesday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Nora was a Boeing machine operator and sealer for 13 years. Formerly, she traveled the world as a translator, telephone operator and jewelry store manager for Sun Cruise Lines aboard the cruise ship Stellar Solaris, which was based in Athens, Greece. Survivors include: her husband, Bob; daughter & son-in-law, Nora Jeanne & John Abraham; grandchildren, John Robert & Myah Jeanne Abraham; her sisters & brother-in-law, Delfina & Richard Davis all of Wichita, Marlina Montanez of Bauang, LaUnion, Philippines; three brothers, Alejo Abuan of Toronto, Canada, Ernesto & Primetivo Abuan both of Bauang. Memorial: St. Mary Catholic Church Building Fund.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 1, 2004)

SUHR, DEBBI DRUMMOND

Suhr, Debbi (Drummond), 53, loving mother and wife, died Friday, January 19, 2007. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Sunday, January 21 and Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 22, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Debbi loved family, gardening, sewing, knitting and her special Bible Study friends. Preceded in death by her father, Bill Drummond, Sr.

Survivors: husband, Philip Suhr; sons, Clinton and Zachary Suhr, both of Wichita; daughter, Kelsey Suhr of Wichita; mother, Alice Drummond of Wichita; mother-in-law, Helen Suhr of Wichita; brothers, Bill Drummond, Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD and Mark Drummond (Stephanie) of Bel Aire, KS; sisters, Nancy Klenda (Greg) and Janet Brown (Kent) all of Wichita; 8 nieces; 6 nephews. A memorial has been established with Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67218. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 22, 2007)

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