BRANSON CEMETERY OBITUARIES


AKINS, PEARL EVELYN

Akins, Pearl Evelyn, 88, born September 17, 1916, retired teacher of Wichita, KS U.S.D. 259, (45 years) and Columbus, KS, died Thursday, May 26, 2005. Graveside service, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, Branson Cemetery. Pearl received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Education from Kansas State College in Pittsburg, KS. She was a member of Eastern Star Pursel Chapter 110 in Columbus , KS, ACAP and NEA and was past president of the Wichita Retired Teachers Association. Preceded in death by sister, Elsie Zimmerman.

Survivors: sisters, Frances and Lucille Akins, Lucy Doyle and Adah Hale (Alfred); nephews, Dr. Hal E. Hale; niece, Phillis Anne Kingsbury; great-ne phew, Dustin Kingsbury; great-nieces, Stacy, Lindsay and Kelly Kingsbury and Courtney Lynn Hale; great-great-niece, Alexia Mader. Memorial contributions have been established with Lakepoint of Rose Hill., 601 N. Rose Hill Rd., Rose Hill, KS, 67133. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com

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Wichita Eagle ~ May 27, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

ALEXANDER, JOSEPH H.

Alexander, Joseph H., age 83, ret. Boeing tool and die maker, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2003. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home, with military burial honors following at Branson Cemetery. In his earlier years, Joe was an active member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge and the Midian Shrine Temple, where he participated with the Shrine Circus and the Bowling Unit. He is also the recepient of the Purple Heart for his service in World War II. Survivors include his sons, Jay and wife Sandra, of Granbury, TX, Johnny M., daughter, Sharon Thayer, both of Wichita, brothers and sister-in-laws, James and Midge Alexander, of Spiro, OK, Clarence and Joann Alexander, sister and brother- in-law, Margaret and Ernest Eads, both of Bloomington, IN, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.watsonfuneral.com. Memorials can be made the the Midian Shrine Temple - Plane Of Mercy, 130 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202. Services are under the direction of Watson Funeral Home and Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Road.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 8, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

ALEXANDER, NORMA N.

Alexander, Norma N., age 75, ret. McConnell Air Force Base sales store clerks assistant manager, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2003. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home, with burial following at Branson Cemetery. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Joseph, sons, Jay and wife, Sandra of Granbury , TX, Johnny M., daughter, Sharon Thayer, all of Wichita, brothers, John Jones, of San Pablo, CA, Jim Hahn, of Cape Girardeau, MO, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.wats onfuneral.com. Memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Services are under the direction of Watson Funeral Home and Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Road.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 20, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BACHMAN, RANDEL B.

Bachman, Randel B., 40, Love Box Company employee, former Prairie View marriage counselor, died Monday, March 9, 1998. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Evangelical Free Church.

Survivors: son, George P. II of Wichita; parents, George and Gene Bachman of Seguin, Texas; brother, Wayne of San Antonio; sisters, Constance Tatum of The Woodlands, Texas, Dawn Kolodin of Denver. Memorials have been established with First Evangelical Free Church and Heartland Life Network. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 12, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BAYLESS, GEORGE L.

GEORGE L. BAYLESS, 63, of 2038 E. Lockwood, retired Rainbow Baking Co. salesman, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Smith Mortuary, Haysville.

Survivors: wife, Ruth; sons, Charles of Derby, Timothy, at home; stepdaughters, Dawn Preuss of Seattle, Vickki Mustafa of Kansas City, Kan., Pamela Preuss of Wichita; mother, Elizabeth, brother, Billy, both of Carthage, Mo.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 11, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BLACKMON, ROBERT LEE

ROBERT LEE BLACKMON, 61, of 11307 E. Osie, Boeing Military Airplane Co. inspector, died Monday, August 17, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Wedneday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Survivors: wife, Betty; son, Robert Frank of Wichita; daughters, Teel of Phoenix, Karen Pepper of Derby; brothers, Howard of Osawatomie, Wayne, Roland, both of Pittsburg; six grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Holy Cross Lutheran School and the Hospice of Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 18, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BOND, YASUKO

Bond, Yasuko, 77, retired McConnell Air Force Base NCO and Officer's Club supervising cook, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002. Visitation with family 2 to 4 p.m. today, Watson Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Monday, Douglass United Methodist Church.

Survivors: son, Jim of Derby; daughter, June Frakes of Douglass; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 10, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BURLING, ROBERT T.

Burling, Robert T., 31, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003. No visitation. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Branson Cemetery, 47th St. and Greenwich Road.

Survivors: father, Gerald Burling of Whitewater; mother, Judith Sharp of Haysville; brothers, David Burling of Haysville, Gerald Burling Jr. of El Dorado; grandmothers, Viola Burling of Burley, Idaho, Kathryn Dowell of Augusta. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Robert T. Burling Memorial Fund, c/o Rose Hill State Bank. Smith Mortuary, Derby.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 5, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

CRABB, JERRY W.

Crabb, Jerry W., 74, retired The Wichita Eagle printer for 38 years, Lancelot Tile Co. tile setter and Wichita Association for the Deaf president, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 in Wichita. Memorial service 2 p.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home East.

Mr. Crabb was instrumental in establishing the first social services for the deaf in the United States.

Preceded in death by wife, Molly F. (Miller) Crabb; brother, Danny Crabb; sisters, Vera Beichle and Nancy Gilger.

Survivors: companion, Alice Mills of Wichita; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sharon Crabb, Tommy Crabb and Mary Mann, Denny Crabb all of Wichita, Benjamin and Tina Crabb of Blackhawk, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Jenny Crabb and Stephen Terronez of Wichita; brothers, Dale Crabb of Enid, Okla., Gene Crabb, John Crabb both of Modesto, Calif.; sisters, Laura White of Wichita, LeeAnn Poynor of Milpitas, Calif., Judy Tenney of Wash., Karen Hubbard, Donna Argo both of Modesto, Calif.; niece and spouse, Cindy and Troy Milam; stepchildren and spouses, Mick and Chris Mills of Alaska, Gayle Mills and Pat Kleppe, Mark and Sandy Mills, Scott and Jolene Sorensen all of Wichita; 27 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorials established with Wichita Association for the Deaf, 1636 E. Central, Wichita and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita 67202.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 7, 2002 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

CRABB, MOLLY FRANCES

Crabb, Molly Frances, 63, homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1992. Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday, Riverside Christian Church.

Survivors: husband, Jerry W.; sons, William, Tommy, Denny, Ben, daughter, Jenny Campbell, all of Wichita; mother, Cloey I. Whitney of Osawatomie; brother, Robert E. Miller of Overland Park; half-brother, John Miller, half- sister, Ezma Vaught, of Comanche, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Riverside Christian Church and the Wichita Association of the Deaf. Hillside Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 8, 1992 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DAGEL, RUTH E.

Dagel, Ruth E., 98, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: sons, M. Vaughn of Wichita, Wilmer Van of Dallas, A. Gene of Seguin, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established in lieu of flowers with Grace Presbyterian Church. Hillside Funeral Home East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 16, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DAGEL, WILMER F. "VAN"

Dagel, Wilmer F. "Van," 76, of Dallas, formerly of Wichita, roofing contractor, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Survivors: wife, Bette; daughter, Cheri Wyatt of Wichita; brothers, Vaughn of Wichita, Gene of Seguin, Texas. Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 1, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DANIEL, LLOYD STANLEY

Daniel, Lloyd Stanley, 78, retired Boeing Wichita final assembly manager, died Monday, July 10, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Smith Mortuary.

Mr. Daniel was a mason and a member of the American Legion Post 401.

Survivors: companion, Rosalie; son, Larry of Wichita; daughters, Beverley Barber, Betty Weilert both of Derby; sisters, Velma Choate, Gwen Jackson, Irene Lowry all of Springfield, Mo., Del Daniel of Hemet, Calif., Geneva Persons of San Diego, Charlene Menzies of Houston; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Kansas State Universi ty Center for Basic Cancer Research.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 12, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DENNETT, CARRIE

DIED---Miss Carrie Dennett, daughter of Rob't. Dennett, died at the home of her father near Rose Hill, on Friday evening, June 3rd, after a lingering illness; aged 19 years. The funeral occurred Saturday the 4th, and was attended by relatives and friends from this locality. The deceased was a niece of Mrs. J. W. Dunn.
(El Dorado Times ~ June 10, 1898 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DIEDRICH, DON G.

Diedrich, Don G., 48, Chester Typewriter office equipment repairman, died Sunday, April 7, 1996. Service 2 p.m. today, Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Ruby; sons, Donald, Jeffrey, both of Wichita; daughters, Lorraine Buller, Lavenia Layne, both of Wichita, Opal Mays of Houston; mother, Juanita of Wichita; brother, Raymond of Wichita; sister, Delores Ricketts of Fort Smith, Ark.; 13 grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 10, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

ENGELS, LEO EDWARD

Engels, Leo Edward, 80, retired farmer and Sparkle Car Wash owner, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday; service 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, Tim of Providence, R.I., Mark of Derby; sisters, Sadie Robinson of Derby, Marie Girrens of Wichita; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with St. Mary Catholic Church Building Fund. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 29, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

GLOSHEN, PHILLIP L., SR.

PHILLIP L. GLOSHEN SR., 47, of 1309. N. Summitlawn, deputy sheriff and retired Navy, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Byrd- Snodgrass Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Florence; sons, Phillip Jr. of Wichita, Darrell of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Holly, brothers, David Weber, Vallis Weber, all of Wichita; sisters, Karen Keating of New Mexico, Roxanne Childers of Summerset, Ky.; two grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 10, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

GOBEN, RICHARD L.

Goben, Richard L., 83, Retired Boeing Computer Systems Analyst died Friday, Octoeber 29, 2004. Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 PM Wednesday. A visitation with the family present will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Garden Chapel at Watson Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Laura; stepsons, Michael and Max Shaw; one grandchild; three great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.watsonfuneral.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 2, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HALE, KRISTEN DIANNE "KRIS"

Hale, Kristen Dianne "Kris", 44, beloved wife of Dr. Hal E. Hale, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, April 26. Recently Kris worked as office manager in her husband's office. She previously worked as a registered nurse in the surgery department of Wesley Hospital for over twenty years. Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 30, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Kris is survived by her husband Hal E., her beloved daughter Courtney Lynn, both of the home; her beloved parents Darvin & Pat Wilson; her beloved sister and brother-in-law Jamie & Anthony Noakes; nephews Curtis & Drew Barton, nieces Stacia Barnes & Natalie Noakes; uncles & aunts Bill G. & Norma J. Gordon, Earl & Wanda Dunagan; father & mother-in-law Alfred R. & Adah F. Hale, all of Wichita. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with Westlink Christian Church Building Fund, 8810 W. 10th, 67212.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 30, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HALL, ALLEN "AL"

Hall, Allen "Al", 51, beloved son, husband, and father. Boeing sheet metal mechanic and Superior Linen Service, Inc. employee, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. Visitation 6-8 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 4, Downing and Lahey East Chapel. Service 2:00 P.M. Friday, Nov. 5, Woodland Lakes Community Church, 770 South Greenwich Road. Allen was the drummer for the band "Shades of Grey" and KMBA member. Preceded in death by his father P.D. Hall, sister Stacey Hall, and daughter Amber Hall. Survivors include wife Robi Hall, mother Neva Joyce Hall of Wichita, daughters Ashley Hall of Wichita, Jessica Hall-Streak of Canton, GA., granddaughter Haleigh Streak, grandson Sage Streak both of Canton, GA., step-sons Nathan, Zachary, and Ben Dillon all of Wichita, step-daughter Lindsey Dillon of Wichita, father and mother in law Bill and Eva Sanderson, and many close friends he was proud to consider "Family". A memorial has been established with the Wichita Toy Run, c/o Jan Hardy, 4431 Juniper, Wichita, KS 67216. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.downingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ November 2, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HALL, PALLIS D.

Hall, Pallis D., 67, retired Boeing Wichita industrial waste chemical technician, died Friday, June 26, 1998. Service 3 p.m. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Joyce; son, Allen of Wichita; mother, Delora Hall of Hobart, Ind.; brothers, Bill, Tom, both of Hobart, George of Highland Park, Ind., Danny of Lake City, Tenn.; sisters, Rosemary Gibson of Jacksboro, Tenn., Jane Good of Hobart; three grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 28, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HASTINGS, GLENN B.

Hastings, Glenn B., 71, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee and Sheriff's Reserve volunteer, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, 47th Street Church of Christ.

Survivors: wife, Helen; sons, Sonny Glenn Hastings of Carrolton, Texas, D.J. Hastings of Lubbock, Texas; daughters, Helen Ann Attebery of Derby, Glendena Kelly of Rose Hill, Maxine Rossiter of Hutchinson; brothers, Gene of Wyandotte, Okla., Olin of Auburntown, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial established with 47th Street Church of Christ. Smith Mortuary, Haysville.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 22, 2001 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HEIDER, DONALD FRANCIS

Heider, Donald Francis. After celebrating his 70th birthday with friends and family, our father, grandpa, husband and friend went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2004. Don retired from Boeing as Plant 1 Machine Shop supervisor after 34 years of service. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Eleanor Heider and his first wife, Wanda L. Heider. Survivors include: wife, Alberta Heider of Wichita; son and daughter-in-law, Charles & Tina Heider of Wichita; daughter and son-in-law, Janet & Marvin Hudson of Pittsburg, KS; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy & Dennis Thrash of Mulvane, KS; son, Jeff Heider of Wichita; sister, Loretta Stiffler of California; stepsons and spouses, Rev.David & Pam Verbeck of Abilene, TX, Mark & Mary Verbeck of Wichita; step-daughters and spouses, Jeanie & Rob Wilson of Wichita, Laurie & Clifford Russell of Wichita; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 3777 So. Meridian. Burial will be in the Branson Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home, East Chapel, 935 No. Hillside, 682-5575.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 6, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HEIDER, WANDA LOU

Heider, Wanda Lou, 60, homemaker, died Friday, June 5, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Maranath Worship Center.

Survivors: husband, Donald; sons, Charles, Jeff, both of Wichita; daughters, Janet Hudson of Franklin, Tammy Thrash of Mulvane; foster sons, Leroy Rodner, Mike Rider, foster daughters, Melanie Crump, Brenda Rider, all of Wichita; sisters, Bonnie Adams of Kincaid, Connie Booth of Moran. In lieu of flowers, memorial has been established with the Maranath Worship Center. Hillside Funeral Home East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 5, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HILL, ROWENA BRANSON

ROWENA (BRANSON) HILL, 74, of Norman, Okla., former Wichitan, retired apartment manager, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1987.

Survivors: daughters, Suzanne Wilson, at home, Judith Malach of Bedford, Texas, Alice Farmer of Duncan, Okla., Jane Till of Port Townsend, Wash.; brother, J. Jerald Branson of Wichita; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 15, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HUFF, ETTA A.

ETTA A. HUFF, 95, of 9007 E. Harry, homemaker, died Monday, June 26, 1989. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: daughters, Helen L. Martin, Betty M. Stull, both of Wichita; half brother, Buster Baker of Temple City, Calif.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 28, 1989 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

JACKSON, MARIAN B.

Jackson, Marian B., 93, homemaker, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Watson Funeral Home Garden Chapel.

Survivors: son & daughter-in-law, Steve and Roma Jackson, Derby; daughter, Mary Kaye Langford, Wichita; grandchildren, Mary Rogers, Stefanie Appl, Jennifer Letner, Jill Boyle, Jeff Jackson, Heather Langford, Trisha Sims; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials with Heartland Home Health & Hospice, 1410 N. Woodlawn, Derby, KS, 67037, and Senior Companion Program, 2604 W. 9th, Wichita, KS 67203. Condolences may be sent via www.watsonfuneral.com. Watson Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 16, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

JACKSON, W. R. "JACK"

Jackson, W.R. "Jack," 79, Wilko Paint Inc. vice president and salesman, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Marian; son, Steve, daughter, Mary Kaye Langford, both of Wichita; brothers, Warren of Wichita, Forrest of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Erlene Davidson, Gertrude Hall, both of Wichita; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established in lieu of flowers with Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 5, 1992 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

JOHNSON, HARRY EARL

Johnson, Harry Earl, born Feb. 28, 1923 in Emporia, KS, the son of Grace (Rumford) and Harry T. Johnson. Harry served in the US Marine Corp during WWII from June 1941 until April 1947, serving 28 months in the Pacific. He married Dorothy Mercer June 13, 1944 in Emporia. She preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by their five children, Dorothy Johnson of San Bernardino, CA, Thomas Johnson and spouse, Mary of Hollister, MO, David Johnson and spouse, Janet of Wichita, Betty Johnson and spouse, Richard of Topeka, Jackie Hindi and spouse, Greg of Wichita. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He attended Four Square Gospel Church for over 60 years. Mr. Johnson worked at Beech Aircraft from 1955 to 1988. He and Dorothy began volunteering for the Colvin Senior Center in 1988. He began driving for the Red Cross Homebound Program in 2000, in 2003 he drove over 7000 miles and was chosen as Volunteer of the Year for Mid-Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 10 a.m. at Culberts on-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca, Wichita. Visitation will be Tuesday 12 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorials may be sent to Mid-Kansas American Red Cross or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in c/o the mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 5, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

JOHNSON, PHYLLIS J.

Johnson, Phyllis J., 71, City Oil Co. secretary, Seneca Bank secretary and Public Finance Co. office manager, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Hillside Funeral Home East.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Constellation Chapter.

Survivors: husband, Robert "Bob" Johnson; brother, Eugene Harris; sister, Wanda Myers both of Wichita; nephew, Phillip Harris of Haysville; niece, Diane Wenrich of Wichita. Memorial has been established with American Lung Associat ion.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 14, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LANDON, EVERETT R.

Everett R. Landon, 81, retired Boeing Wichita sheet metal worker, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 1990. Service 1 p.m. today, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Helen R.; sons, Gary of Wichita, Teddy of Ellsworth, Dennis of Rose Hill; daughter, Janice Gooch of Fruitland, Idaho; sisters, Dora McVey of Wichita, Minnie Lindblade of McPherson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Reformation Lutheran Church and the American Lung Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 16, 1990 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LANDON, JOHN H.

JOHN H. LANDON, 80, of 3645 Armstrong, retired Boeing Military Airplane Co. employee, died Monday. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary. Survivors: wife, Marcella; daughters, Zella Gibson of Valley Center, Norma Yergler of Garden Grove, Calif., Vera Hull of Jenks, Okla., Martha Landon of Sunnymead, Calif., Alma Lessley of Derby, Melba Bunyard of Leon, Loretta Wiesner of Westminster, Calif.; brother, Everett of Wichita; sisters, Dora McVey and Luella Reeder of Wichita, Minnie Lindblade of McPherson; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 29, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LANDON, MARCELLA (COX)

Marcella (Cox) Landon, 83, homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 17, 1990. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Smith Mortuary, Derby.

Survivors: daughters, Alma Lessley of Derby, Melba Bunyard of Leon, Zella Gibson of Wichita, Vera Hull of Jenks, Okla., Norma Yergler of Santa Anna, Calif., Loretta Wiesner of Hesperia, Calif.; brothers, Kermit and Short Cox, both of Rose Hill, Victor Cox of Andover, Vestal Cox of Wichita; sisters, Waldena Showalter of Rose Hill, Rhonda Dennett of Burden; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren . Memorials have been established with Riverside Free Methodist Church and Hospice, Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 18, 1990 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LANDON, RUTH

Landon, Ruth, 79, retired Veterans Administration Hospital licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, Dwight of Wichita, Jimmy of Mulvane; daughter, Sheryl Landon of Wichita; sister, Wretha Cox of Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Faith Chapel and Hospice, Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 11, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LAWRENCE, RONALD WAYNE

RONALD WAYNE LAWRENCE, 19, of Portland, Ore., former Derby resident, Navy fireman, died Saturday, March 26, 1988, on the USS Paul F. Foster. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Calvary Baptist Church, Derby.

Survivors: parents, Merl Jr. and Sherry of Derby; sister, Tami Gloshen of Mulvane; grandparents, Merl Sr. and Betty of Rose Hill; great-grandparents, Otis and Gladys Porter of Pawnee, Okla. Memorial has been established with Muscular Dystrophy Association. Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 29, 1988 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LEE, ERNEST L., JR.

Lee, Ernest L. Jr., 60, retired salesman, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998. Service 10:30 a.m. today, Hillside Funeral Home East.

Survivors: wife, Carol Conn-Lee; sons, Bruce, Terry, Steve, all of Wichita; daughters, Brenda Personne of Littleton, Colo., Lorie Wilmeth of Wichita; brothers, Albert of Phoenix City, Ala., Harold of Las Vegas; sister, Naomi Bangs of St. Joseph, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Diabetes Association and Shriners Childrens Hospitals.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 18, 1998 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LEE, ERNEST, SR.

Lee Sr., Ernest L., 84, of Webb City, Mo., formerly of Wichita, retired Coleman Co. assembly line worker and retired Christian minister, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1993. Service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Branson Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Anita; sons, Ernest L. Jr of Wichita, Douglas of Phoenix City, Ala., Paul of Tacoma, Wash., James at home; daughters, Naomi Ruth Bangs of Wichita, Shenia Mario Wolf of Webb City; 15 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 28, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

LEGER, ARTHUR P.

Leger, Arthur P., 66, of Derby, lover of life, keeper of the land, began farming for the Lord on Dec. 29, 2004. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass 10 a.m. Monday, both at Church of the Magdalen. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur & Matilda Leger.

Survivors: wife, Kitty of Derby; sons, Arthur Scott & wife Connie Leger of Wichita, Michael Leger of Ft. Worth, TX, Tim & wife Paige Leger of Derby; daughter, Rene & husband Bob Hanson of Springfield, MO; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Memorial to Harry Hynes Hospice. Special thanks to Debra, Andrea & Jo Carolyn. Affinity Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 2, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MADDOX, CLYDE

Maddox, Clyde E., age 79, ret. 50 year member of Carpenter's Local # 201, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004. Visitation with familt 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, both in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home, with full military honors following for the burial at Branson Cemetery. Mr. Maddox fought in the battles of Normandy, the Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe, and was awarded the EAME Service Ribbon, 4 Bronze Service Stars, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for his service to his country. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loyce in 2001. He is survived by his sons, David, of Arizona, Terry, of Andover, C. J., of Wichita, Ronald, of Wichita, daughters, Debbie Howell, of Derby, Cheryl Hubbard, of Atlanta, KS, Carol Swaney, of Minneola, KS, Sharon Thompson, of Derby, sisters, Beaulah Gillispie, of Oakley, KS, Lois Campbell, of Overland Park, KS. 23 Grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.watsonfuneral.com. Services under the direction of Watson's Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Road.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 14, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MADDOX, LOYCE HELEN

Maddox, Loyce Helen, 74, homemaker, died Thursday, July 26, 2001. Visitation with family 6 to 7 p.m. today; service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Watson Funeral Home.

Survivors: husband, Clyde; sons, David of Mulvane, Terry of Andover, C.J. of El Dorado, Ron of Wichita; daughters, Debbie Howell of Derby, Cheryl Hubbard of Atlanta, Kan., Carol Swaney of Minneola, Sharon Thompson of Derby; sister, Myrtle Swafford of Hazelton; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 27, 2001 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MAHANEY, DONALD LEE

Mahaney, Donald Lee, 65, retired Boeing finance manager, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995. Service 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Calvary United Methodist Church, Wichita. Survivors: wife, Lu; daughters, Pam Reitz, Lori, Julie Whitson, all of Wichita, Amy McKee of Lawrence; mother and stepfather, Doris and Bill Gullic of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Sounds of Kansas, Sampler Festival, Inman, Hospice Inc., and Calvary United Methodist Church, Wichita. Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 14, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MARTIN, VERNON M., SR.

Martin, Vernon M. Sr., 80, retired civilian quality control assurance inspector for the Air Force, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Service 10 a.m. today, Watson Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Elouise; sons and daughters-in-law, Vern Jr. and Shelley Martin, Jim L. and Rosemary Martin, Jack L. and Vicki Martin all of Wichita; brothers, Jim Hahn of Cape Girardeau, Mo., John Jones of San Pablo, Calif.; sister, Norma Alexander of Wichita; grandchildren, Susan Wilson, Kim Spink, Steve Martin, Scott Martin, Zach Cates, Josh Cates; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with The Union Rescue Mission-Haven of Hope.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 26, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

McBRIDE, LOIS E.

McBride, Lois E., 79, homemaker, died Sunday, March 6, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: son, Stephen of Derby; daughter, Betty Ferrell of Somerville, Texas; sisters, Glenola Hadix of Garnett, Anna May John of Englewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 7, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

McCONNELL, VICKIE MALPASS

McConnell, Vickie Malpass, 42, homemaker, died Sunday, March 30, 1997. Service 5 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (formerly Branson Cemetery); memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday, Hillside Christian Church.

Survivors: husband, Dr. William McConnell; son, Jonathan McConnell, daughter, Lauren Brooks McConnell, both at home; father, William Malpass, sisters, Connie Dees, Billie Page Malpass, all of Wilson, N.C. Memorial has been established with Hillside Christian Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 1, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

McINTOSH, VERNON

McIntosh, Vernon, 64, retired Santa Fe Railway agent, died Friday, Sept. 8, 1995. Services, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Westbrook Baptist Church, Hutchinson, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Branson Cemetery, 47th South and Greenwich Road, rural Derby.

Survivors: wife, Norma; son, Larry of Arkansas City; daughters, Raynonda Hendren of Mulvane, Bev Gregg of Derby; mother, Christeen McIntosh of Washington, Okla.; brother, W.D. of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Angie Deason, Carol Burns, both of Washington, Okla.; seven grandchildren. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 10, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

McVEY, DORA

McVey, Dora E., 95, homemaker, died Saturday, July 26, 1997. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Branson Cemetery, rural Wichita.

Survivors: sons, Harry, Ray, both of Wichita; daughter, Aliene Weinbrenner of Eagle Rock, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 27, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MENGES, WILLIAM L. "LARRY"

Menges, William L. "Larry," 65, Kansas Body Works owner, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Mary's Cathedral; burial at Branson Cemetery, 47th St. South and Greenwich Rd.

Mr. Menges was born in Wichita on May 18, 1936 to Julius and Frances (Ellis) Menges. He graduated from St. Mary's Cathedral High School, after which he served four years in the Marine Corps. He returned to Wichita and after two years started his business, Kansas Body Works, which remains family operated after 41 years. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, traveling, trains, collecting various antique and classic cars, but most of all enjoyed his family, many relatives, friends and employees and their families.

He was a former member of the Model A Club and former private and commerci al rated pilot. He had a strong sense of civic and environmental concern and was a tireless advocate for a clean Earth.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: wife, Palma; son, Matthew of Derby; daughter and son-in-law, Krista and Dr. John Schofield of Cleveland; brother, James Leinen of Houston; sisters, Julie Martin of Cranston, R.I., Joan Yates of Wichita; nieces and nephews. Memorials established with Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 555 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, 67208 and Hospice Care of Kansas, 630 N. St. Francis, Wichita, 67214. Cochran Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.coch ranmortuary.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 27, 2001 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WILKIE, EARLENE MEDLOCK

Wilkie, Earlene (Medlock), 85, born March 8, 1919 and passed away May 23, 2004 at home. Preceded in death by husband, John Medlock. Survived by brother, Harvey Evans of Baltimore, MD; daughter, Marcia Galvan of Augusta; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Dorothy Wilkie of Wichita; grandsons, Allen Wilkie and Wesley Nungesser and two great-grandchildren. Earlene attended the Kansas School for the Blind. She married her first husband, Leslie Wilkie in 1944. She lived in Wichita and Haysville, KS, where she taught piano to more than 200 students. She took young children and taught them to play music and sing, she would then take them to perform for hospitals and care homes. She composed Gospel music, played piano and sang in her church. Despite her lack of sight, Earlene worked, raised a family and lead a pretty normal life. In 1975 Earlene married John Medlock of California, MO where she lived until John's death in 1993. A few years following, Earlene returned to Wichita to live with her son's family. Service 1 p.m. Friday, All Faiths Funeral Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 27, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

MORELAND, KENNETH W., SR.

Moreland, Kenneth W. Sr., 54, retired Boeing Wichita engineer, died Sunday, July 14, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hillside Funeral Home East.

Survivors: wife, Delores; son, Kenneth Jr., daughter, Ruth Graber, father, O.D., all of Wichita; brothers, Vernon of Bartlesville, Okla., Don of Tulsa; sisters, Helen Capps, Pat Garretson, Lois Hersh, all of Wichita, Lorene Owen of Seattle, Cherry Webb of Atlanta; one grandchild.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 15, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

PLUNKETT, JOHN J.

Plunkett, John J., 56, Learjet Corp. experimental flight test engineer, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1993. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.

Survivors: wife, Irene; son, Brian of Lawrence; daughter, Lesia Stolley of Coeur D' Alene, Idaho; brother, Bruce of Tigard, Ore.; sisters, Sandy Stigall of Rolla, Mo., Peggy Chatterji of Duncan, Okla., Kathryn Duke of Rock Falls, Ill.; two grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 19, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

REEDER, LUELLA LANDON

Luella (Landon) Reeder, 86, retired Domestic Laundry operator, died Monday, Sept. 3, 1990. Service 10 a.m. today, Branson Cemetery.

Survivors: brother, Everett Landan of Wichita; sisters, Dora McVey of Wichita, Minnie Lindblade of McPherson. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 5, 1990 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

REXROAT, IVAN H.

Rexroat, Ivan H., 84, retired Groendyke Transport lease operator and rancher, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Charlene; sons, Dan of Valley Center, Mike Costner of Wichita; daughters, Beckie Kelly of Douglass, Toni ReQua of Valley Center, Debbie Costner of Basalt, Colo., Susie Isham of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Joe of Valley Center; sisters, Wilma Edwards of Wichita, Barbara Gumper of Alamosa, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Dry Creek Hospice of Derby and Rose Hill United Methodis t Church, Rose Hill. Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 31, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

RILEY, ROBERT N.

DERBY - Riley, Robert N., 79, passed away Jan. 15, 2006. He was born in Phillipsburg, Kan., Oct. 10, 1926 to the late Bob and Goldie Laharie White. A resident of Wichita for 62 years, Robert was a longtime aircraft industry employee, retiring from Cessna. On April 22, 1984 he married Judy in Wichita. Visitation 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present from 6-8 p.m., Affinity Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Thursday, Central Christian Church.

Survivors: wife, Judy, Wichita; sons, Dean Riley of Hawley, Pa., Steve Riley of Rancho de Taos, N.M.; stepson, Donald Geissler of Wichita; 4 grandchi ldren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kansas Humane Society. Services entrusted to Affinity Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 17, 2006 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

RODMAN, RUBY

RUBY I. RODMAN, 73, of 8100 E. Pawnee, retired sales clerk, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: daughter, Corrine Schwenk of Lompoc, Calif.; sister, Charlotte Godden of Kingsburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 17, 1985 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

RUSH, ROBERT

Rush, Robert Leroy, 66, of Copan, Okla., formery of Wichita retired Xerox Corp. employee, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997. Service 2 p.m. today, Caney Valley Church of Christ.

Survivors: wife, Martha; son, Samuel of Copan, James of Columbia, Mo., Robert Jr. of Spring Hill, George of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Janie Pahr of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth Klaus of Olathe; brothers, Charles of St. Joseph, Mo., James of Bartlesville, Okla.; sisters, Doris Dickson of Chandler, Okla.; Loretta Auvigne of Bartlesville; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Jane Phillips Hospice. Arnold Moore Funeral Home, Bartlesville.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 8, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SANDERSON, MILDRED L.

Sanderson, Mildred L., 85, homemaker, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999. Family visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Hillside Funeral Home East.

Survivors: son, Louis of Wichita; daughters, Diane Stallsworth, Betty Shaw, Linda Goodwin, all of Wichita; brother, Roy D. Harris of Pratt; sister, Margaret Releford of Arma; 14 grandchildren; 42 great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 19, 1999 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SANDERSON, SAMUEL V.

SAMUEL V. SANDERSON, 75, of 2112 Laura, retired Pleasant Acres Mobile Home Park maintenance man, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1986. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Mildred; sons, Albert D. of Leadville, Colo., Louis A. of Wichita; daughters, Diane Stallsworth of Mt. Carmel, Ill., Betty Harding, Linda Goodwin, both of Wichita; brother, Alva of Monterey, Calif.; sisters, Iona Bruce of Pratt, Marie Kellogg of Wichita; 14 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 12, 1986 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SCOTT, IRA "BUD"

DERBY - Scott, Ira "Bud", age 83 passed away August 30, 2007. Visitation 2-8pm family present 5-7pm Monday. Funeral Tuesday 2 pm all at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd, Derby, KS 67037, burial Branson Cemetery, corner of Greenwich & 47th St. South. He is survived by his wife Peggy, Derby, daughter, Kim (Art) Taylor, Derby, grandchildren, Tera Taylor, Derby, Cody Taylor, sisters, Wanda Ritzdorf, Wichita, Mary Estes. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Scott, sisters, Betty McBride, and Dorothy Russell. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children 130 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202. Smith Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 2, 2007 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SHARP, STANLEY L.

Sharp, Stanley L., 58, retired Kansas Air National Guard, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Monday, McConnell Air Force Base Chapel, Wichita.

Survivors: wife, Judith; daughters, Jolene Westerman of McPherson, Julie Booth of Wichita; parents, Vernon and LaVerna Sharp of Long Pine, Neb.; sisters, Shirley Painter of Rapid City, S.D., Sharilyn Hollenbech of Long Pine, Sherri Babl of Rapid City; one grandchild. Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice Inc. Smith Mortuary, Derby.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 31, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SHOWALTER, MARGUERITTE MARIE

PITTSBURG - Showalter, Margueritte Marie, 99, of Pittsburg, formerly of Wichita, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Branson Cemetery, Wichita.

Survivors: daughter, Ava Ossana, Pittsburg; son, Charles Showalter, Wichita; granddaughters and caregivers, Jeanie Tomlinson, Debby Close; 10 grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 31, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SHOWALTER, WILLIAM E. "BILL"

Showalter, William E. "Bill," 66, retired real estate agent, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Hillside Funeral Home; noon, Branson Cemetery, Rose Hill.

Survivors: wife, Enid; son, Billy of Wichita; daughters, Michelle Martin of Wichita, Jeanie Tomlinson of Fayetteville, Ark.; mother, Magueritte of Wichita; brother, Charles of Pharr, Texas; sister, Ava Ossana of Arma; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Sedgwick County Zoo.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 27, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SLATER, ELDA S.

Slater, Elda S., age 88, business woman, entrepreneur, co-owner of B and S Aircraft, MillCo Products of Texas, Miller Muffler and Radiator of Texas, and owner of the Longbranch Mobile Home Park of Derby, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2004. A visitation with the family present will be held from 4 - 6 PM Saturday, with services scheduled for 2:00 PM Monday, both in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home. She is survived by her children, Eleanor Bolain and her husband Ed, of Derby, Charley Miller, of Bedford, TX, Marty VanWinkle and her husband Rip, of Derby, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Memorials may be made to East Point Church of Christ or The Salvation Army. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.wats onfuneral.com. Watson's Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Road.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 16, 2004 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SMITH, DON

DON SMITH, 51, of 4580 Meadowview, drywall hanger, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1987. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Quiring-Old Mission Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Nancy; son, Vernon of Mulvane; daughter, Dianna Jones of Rose Hill; mother, Pansy of Wichita; four brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Leukemia Society of America.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 4, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SMITH, GERALD T. "JERRY"

Smith, Gerald T. "Jerry" the Command Post owner, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2003. Jerry was born June 19, 1931, in Wichita, KS, son of Henry T. (Smitty The Jumper) and Charlotte A. Smith. He attended Blessed Sacrament and Hays Military School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. He attended WSU for a short time then went into the Marine Corps where he served in Korea from 1951-1954. He married Joan Roe in 1955. They had 3 children. Jerry started Midwest Addressing Machine in 1964. In 1980, he converted his office on east Douglas to a military store, "The Command Post". His true love and hobby since 1946 was restoring antique cars. In recent years, he also enjoyed restoring military vehicles. Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan, son, Mike Smith, of Wichita, daughters, Vicky of Wichita, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ron Wilt, of Augusta, 6 grandchildren, Holly, Linsey and Lauren Wilt, Lana, Ashley and Jerod Smith, sister, Linda Shea, Wichita, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was past president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. He had been active in the Model A Club, Thunderbird Club and V8 Club. He was presently active in the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday , in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home, with military burial honors following at Branson Cemetery. Memorial established with American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to Joan via www.watsonfuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Watson Funeral Home and Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Rd.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 26, 2003 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

STALLSWORTH, BRADLEY E.

Stallsworth, Bradley E., 58, of Jet, Okla., formerly of Wichita, retired boilermaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1993. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Diane; stepson, Jim Howe of Iowa; mother and stepfather, Anna and Clark Bahm of Jet; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 19, 1993 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

STOUGHTON, CLIFFORD N. "JACK"

Stoughton, Clifford N. "Jack," 58, Boeing Wichita machinist, died Friday, May 2, 1997. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Lakeview Funeral Home, Wichita.

Survivors: wife, Kayleen; daughter, Rhoda of Derby; sister, Patricia Martin of Hutchinson, Ruth Ann Pettit of Wenatchee, Wash.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 9, 1997 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

STULL, BETTY M.

Stull, Betty M., 81, retired registered nurse, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Survivors: nephews and nieces-in-law, Leo and Linda Helsel, Bob and Kris Helsel all of Wichita; niece, Susan Ahrens of Denver; three great-nephews; two great-nieces. Memorials have been established with American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 11, 2000 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WARE, DOROTHY D.

DOROTHY D. WARE, 70, of 1814 George Washington Drive, retired nurse's aide, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1986. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, DeVorss Mortuary.

Survivors: husband, Loren; son, Donald of Wichita; daughters, Nancy Jones of Everett, Wash., Norma Lewis of St. John, Janice Harness of Albuquerque; brothers, Charlie Hamit of Beatrice, Neb., Wallace Hamit of St. John; sisters, Hettie Thayer of Zenda, Helen of Valentine, Neb., Myra Martin of St. John, Carmen Kline of Whittier, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Diabetes Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ October 18, 1986 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WARE, LOREN EDWARD

Ware, Loren Edward, 81, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. machinist, died Friday, Jan. 21, 1994. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, De Vorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Survivors: son, Donald of Wichita; daughters, Nancy Jones of Everett, Wash., Norma Lewis of St. John, Janis Harness of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 22, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WEACH, SAMUEL FRANK "SAM"

Weach, Samuel Frank "Sam," 76, retired self-employed tool and die maker, died Thursday, March 9, 1995. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Lakeview Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughters, Kayleen Stoughton of Derby, Doris Sloan of Marshall, Texas, Martha Rush of Copan, Okla.; four grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 12, 1995 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WHITE, HESTER

White, Hester, 90, homemaker, died Sunday, July 31, 1994. Service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Broadway Christian Church.

Survivors: daughter, Veneda Wood of Wichita; brother, Arlin Snodgrass of Elkland, Mo.; sister, Lehnus Hill of Pleasant Hope, Mo.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Kansas Christian Home, Newton. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ August 1, 1994 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WHITLOCK, FLORENCE E. "JACKIE"

Whitlock, Florence E. "Jackie," 89, retired apartment manager, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Today, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: daughter, Betty Dewitt of Wichita; step daughters, Joyce, Charlene, both of Williamsburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 3, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WILKIE, GLEN EARL

GLEN EARL WILKIE, 78, of Augusta, retired Boeing Military Airplanes inspector, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1989. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dunsford Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughter, Glenda Almond of Augusta; brother, Alex of Fruita, Colo.; sister, Agnes Lemonds of Lyons; one grandchild; two great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ January 22, 1989 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WILLIAMS, CLAIR

CLAIR WILLIAMS, 81, of 1605 Pattie, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. agent, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, DeVorss Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Florence; daughters, Karen Waller of Rose Hill, Trinna Self of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ February 28, 1986 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WOOD, CLIFTON H.

Clifton H. Wood, 71, retired Boeing Wichita supervisor of transportation, died Saturday, April 13, 1991. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Broadway Christian Church.

Survivors: wife, Veneda; son, Curtis L. of Bedford, Texas; daughter, Pat Abel of Wichita; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Broadway Christian Church. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 14, 1991 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

YOUNG, RUTH I.

RUTH I. YOUNG, 83, of 2248 S. Kansas, retired Lewin's seamstress, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1987. Service 1:30 p.m Wednesday, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: daughters, Mary Lou Tatum at home, Arah Belle McMurtray of Kansas City, Mo., Ruth Anne Metz of Hoopeston, Ill.; brothers, George Baker, A. Dale Baker, Billy D. Baker, all of Los Angeles; sister, Nadine Gordon of Peoria, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 22, 1987 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

ZIMMERMAN, ELSIE L.

Zimmerman, Elsie L., 76, retired Kellogg Elementary School principal, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: sisters, Frances Akins, Pearl Akins, Lucille Akins, Adah Hale, Lucy Doyle, all of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Wichita Community Hospice, 1650 S. Georgetown, S-160, Wichita, Kan. 67218.
(Wichita Eagle ~ December 28, 1996 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)



                 

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