MATTHEWS, MILTON L.

NEWTON - Milton L. Matthews, 69, died Sept. 11, 2005, at Newton Medical Center.

He was born July 25, 1936, at Manhattan, the son of Ira Leon and Sarah Alberta Whitmer Matthews. He was the principal of Goddard Primary learning center. He was a Kansas State University graduate and received master's degrees in Primary Education and School Administration.

He was a member of College Hill United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

On June 16, 2001, he married Mary Ann White. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Tammi Brummer, Gardner; stepdaugher, Lynette Lyon, Olathe; a stepson, Jim White, Las Vegas; a sister, Linda Toy, Manhattan; a foster sister, Sandy Steele, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Traci and Terri Matthews.

There will be a private family service Friday, with Pastor Bob Sample presiding. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.
(Hutchinson News ~ Sept. 14, 2005)

MAUCK, HOYT

Mauck, Hoyt, 86, farmer, died Friday, July 23, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Northside Church of Christ, 4545 N. Meridian, Wichita.

Survivors: wife, Winifred; sons, Ron, Don, both of Benton, Paul of Calera, Okla.; brothers, Everett of Winston, Ore., Calvin of St. Maries, Idaho; sisters, Opal Goodwill, Veral McCall, both of Sun City, Calif., Autumn Wood of Paron, Ark.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Know Your Bible, c/o Northside Church of Christ. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 24, 1999)

MAUCK, JAN FRANKLIN

Mauck, Jan Franklin, 57, of Dallas, formerly of Derby and Mulvane, real estate inspector, died Sunday, May 17, 1998. There will be no service. Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Dallas.

Survivors: wife, Janice; sons, Shay of South Africa, Cory of Wichita; daughter, Kelly Rose of Wichita; stepsons, Scott Fossey of Tyler, Texas, Steward Fossey of Shreveport, La., Stephen Fossey of Wichita; mother, Maxine Mauck of Mulvane; brother, Russell of Mulvane; sisters, Judy Hulser of Topeka, Celia Rog of Netherlands; nine grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 23, 1998)

MAUCK, MARVIN KENT

Mauck, Marvin Kent, 55, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, died, December 21, 2004. Born on July 22, 1949 to Truman Wilfred and Grace Fauss Mauck in Newton, KS. Graduated from Goddard High School in 1967 and Emporia State University in 1971. Mr. Mauck was a computer operator with Reed Business Information of Denver, CO for over 10 years. From 1982 to 1985 he was the city controller for the City of Sedalia, MO and from 1974 to 1982 he was the manager of collections and accounts for the City of Leavenworth, KS. Mr. Mauck also served as an accountant for the U. S. Farm Credit Administration, Washington, DC after graduating from college. Marvin will be remembered with great love and affection by his family including his sisters, Marilyn (Keith) Ayers, of Highlands Ranch, CO and Karen Cicmanec, Towson, MD; his niece and nephews, Carrie McManigal, Fraser, CO, Kirk Watkins, St. Louis, MO, Eric Cicmanec, Jefferson, MD, and Andrew Cicmanec, Anaheim Hills, CA. A memorial service will be held on December 27, 3:00 p.m., St. Luke's Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, CO with plans for a Spring 2005 interment at Green Valley Cemetery, Sedgwick, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke's Stephen Ministry Fund, 8817 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129 in Marvin's memory. Ellis Family Services, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in charge of arrangements.
(Kansas City Star ~ Dec. 25, 2004)

MAUCK, RUSSELL W.

RUSSELL W. MAUCK, 66, of Mulvane, retired minister, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, College Hill Church of Christ, Mulvane; 3 p.m., Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Survivors: wife, Maxine; sons, Jan of Mulvane, Russell II of Topeka; daughters, Judith Cercone of Topeka, Celia Rog of Zoetermeer, Holland; brothers, Hoyt of Benton, Donald of California, Everett of Oregon, Calvin of Idaho; sisters, Opal Haws, Vernal Todd, both of California, Velma Lansdowne of Wichita, Autumn Wood of Batesville, Ark.; 13 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with World Christian Broadcasting Corp. Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 18, 1985)

MAY, CURT ANDREW

Curt Andrew May, 26, of rural Whitewater, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lamb-Nutter Mortuary in Whitewater, with Rev. Scott Martin officiating. Interment will be at Green Valley Cemetery in rural Furley.

He was born July 15, 1975 to Gary and Donna (Cloud) May in Wichita. He was employed at Raytheon as a sheet metal fabricator.

Survivors include: his parents of Whitewater; a brother, Corey May of Whitewater; and grandparents, Don and Lorene Cloud of Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. The casket will remain closed. Lamb-Nutter Mortary of Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Jan. 31, 2002)

McCOY, ALMA L.

Alma L. McCoy, 96, of Benton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Hynes Memorial Hospice (Vine Building) in Andover. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Green Valley Cemetery in Furley.

She was born Sept. 15, 1905 in Welch, Okla., the daughter of William L. Goodbar and Grace Nading. She was a homemaker. On May 3, 1928, she was married to George McCoy, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Gerald McCoy of Peoria, Ariz.; a daughter, Sharilyn Dienst of Benton; a brother, William Goodbar of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hynes Memorial Hospice. Bob Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 10, 2002)

McCOY, GEORGE HOWARD

George Howard McCoy, 81, retired steamfitter, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 1990. Private service.

Survivors: wife, Alma of Youngtown, Ariz.; son, Gerald of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter, Sharilyn Dienst of Benton; sister, Ruth Hahn of Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 21, 1990)

MERRILL, MARJORIE E.

NEWTON - Merrill, Marjorie E., 77, automotive payroll clerk, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003. No services.

Survivors: brother, Charles Merrill, Wichita; sisters, Bonnie Zuercher, Newton, Judy LaGreca, Hutchinson; several nieces and nephews. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 23, 2003)

MERWIN, FERN BOYKE

Fern (Boyke) Merwin, 83, retired Towanda Elementary School cook, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 1989. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church of Christ, Towanda, 4 p.m., Green Valley Cemetery, rural Furley.

Survivors: son, Gerald of Rosalia; daughters, Doris Hess, Donna Johnson, both of Cassoday; sister, Marie Brenner of Towanda; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with United Methodist Church of Christ. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 11, 1989)

MIERS, BERTHA

BERTHA MIERS, 76, of 1213 Ellis, homemaker, died Monday, March 2, 1987. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Zion United Methodist Church; 3 p.m. Wednesday, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Survivors: husband, Clarence; son, Keith of Wichita; daughters, Shirley Swem of Austin, Texas, Karen Blake of Winfield; sisters, Pauline Hurn of Cheney, Thelma Eilert of Furley, Ethel Faufau of Grove, Okla., Florence Kleider of Sterling; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has ben established with Zion United Methodist Church. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 3, 1987)

MILLER, CHARLES M.

CHARLES M. MILLER, 90, of Valley Center, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1987. No service.

Survivors: wife, Susan; son, James of Wichita; daughter, Jean Mosiman of McMinnville, Ore.; sisters, Claire Mathewson of Wichita, Ruth Toothman of Augusta, eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Downing & Lahey Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 11, 1987)

MILLER, JAMES M. "JIM"

Miller, James M. "Jim", 76, retired SWB cable repairman, died Thurs, Dec. 25, 2003. Private Memorial Services have been held. Preceded in death by sons, Craig & Terry Miller. Survivors, wife, Mildred; sons, Douglas Miller , Melvin & Danny Grimsley, all of Wichita; daughters, Lorna Palmer of Wichita, Denise Miller of Denver; sister, Jean Mosiman of McMinnville, OR; grandchildren Jacob & Debra Palmer, Denise, Michelle & Douglas Miller, Kevin Grimsley & Christina Howard; six great grandchildren.. Memorial to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Inc. 313 S. Market Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 28, 2003)

MILLER, ROXY LEE

Miller, Roxy L., 46, Cherry Blossom Floral beautician, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997. Service 2 p.m. today, Greenwich Church of Christ, Wichita.

Survivors: husband, Daryl; son, Jarrod of Manhattan; daughters, Jessica of Valley Center, Leona Odle of Howard; parents, Duane and Bella Sanders of Valley Center; sisters, Patty Sanders of Leavenworth, Cinda Dienst of Meade; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Minneapolis Transitional Crossroads Unit. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 27, 1997)

MILLER, SUSAN M.

SUSAN M. MILLER, 87, of Valley Center, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. office worker, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1987. No service.

Survivors: son, James M. of Wichita; daughter, Jean Mosiman of McMinnville, Ore.; sister, Henrietta Merrill of Wichita; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Hospice of Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 17, 1987)

MILLER, WAYNE ALBERT

FURLEY - Miller, Wayne Albert, passed away Jan. 27, 2006 at his Furley home. The oldest of five children, Wayne was born Jan. 30, 1912 in the farm home his grandfather built near 85th and Greenwich Rd. Wayne lived nearly his entire life farming and working in the Furley community. In addition to farming, he worked for J.D. Allen, near Peabody, the Hunt car dealership in Valley Center, Boyd Implement Co. in Furley, and for Walter Wooster cleaning up grain and other material from train wrecks. He also drove school busses for Furley Grade School and the Remington school district., where the students nominated him for and he received the "KLEO Good Guy Award." Wayne frequently spoke of his trip to Chicago as a member of the local 4-H club. He played trumpet in the marching band on that occasion. He also was proud of being a member of a vocal group in Valley Center which was the first group of local young people to sing on local radio. Throughout his life he enjoyed the challenge of learning. He received an auto mechanic license from the Swenney School in Wichita, and also completed the education to become a licensed real estate agent. Wayne is survived by his wife, Edna (Greep) Miller of the home; son, Edbert Miller and wife, Janeth of Berryton, Kan.; daughter, Deloris and husband, Richard Ewing of Valley Center; grandchildren, Susan (Miller) Dyer of Pulaski, Wis., Richard Miller of Wakarusa, Kan., Kim (Ewing) Neiswender of Benton, Kan. Debra (Ewing) Creekmore of Valley Center. There are also 5 great-grandchildren, Robert Dyer, Abby Miller, Amanda Miller, Braedan Miller and Makenzie Creekmore. Wayne and Edna celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past July 4th with a reception in Furley. Last June Wayne was the last member of his Valley Center High School class of 1929 to be left to attend the annual reunion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Edith Miller; sister, Doris Downey and brother, Blaine. Surviving siblings are Maxine Green of Wichita and Norma Ulbrich of Valley Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Furley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater. Burial in Green Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care, 125 N. Market, Suite 920, Wichita, KS 67202 or the Furley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 400 E. 4th, (Furley), Valley Center, KS 67147.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 28, 2007)

MOORE, LAURA WARREN

Moore, Laura Warren, 92, of Wichita, retired secretary, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Furley (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: nephews, Gary Warren, Vernon Warren, both of Wichita, Wayne Warren of Laramie, Wyo.; niece, Charlotte Banton of Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 9, 1994)

MOSIMAN, ELDON "ELLY"

Eldon "Elly" Mosiman, 63, farmer-stockman, died Friday, Oct. 26, 1990. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Palmyra Baptist Church, rural Whitewater.

Survivors: wife, Betty; son, Teddy of El Dorado; daughter, Nancy Schroeder of Whitewater; brothers, John of McMinnville, Ore., Willard of Valley Center, Gerald of Sedgwick, Donald, Wayne, both of Valley Center, Duane of Benton; sister, Elizabeth Bowlin of Whitewater; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Palmyra Baptist Church. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 28, 1990)

MOSIMAN, SUSAN E.

WHITEWATER - Mosiman, Susan E., 49, passed away Nov. 8, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie of Whitewater; her daughters, Mandi (Chris) Ridenour of Newton, Penny (Ryan) Foster of Augusta, Sarah of Whitewater; mother, Ruby Winters of Abilene; brothers, Guy Winters Sr. of Abilene, Mark Winters of Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at the Swiss Church in Whitewater. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main, Whitewater, KS 67154. Memorial funds have been established for Sara Mosiman College Education Fund or Swiss Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 11, 2008)

MOSIMAN, WILLARD D.

WHITEWATER - Mosiman, Willard (Willie), 83, retired farmer/stockman, died Saturday, May 28, 2005. Visitation with family 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home. Service Wednesday 2 p.m. at Swiss Church. Willie attended Whitewater Grade School and Whitewater High School graduating with the class of 1939.

Survivors: brothers, John, Don, Wayne, and Duane; sister, Elizabeth Bowlin. Preceded in death by his parents, John & Marie Mosiman; two brothers, Gerry & Eldon. Memorials: Wheat State Manor & Hospice Care of Kansas. Lamb Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 30, 2005)

NEWCOM-WILSON, VIOLA McMASTER

Viola McMaster Newcom Wilson, 102, of Topeka, formerly of Whitewater, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2005. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Palmyra Baptist Church, rural Benton. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the church. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Aldersgate Village, Olive Jones Health Center, Topeka.

She was born Oct. 31, 1902, in rural Butler County, the daughter of Samuel and Georgia (Wallace) McMaster. She graduated from Benton High School and attended Emporia State Teachers College at Emporia. She taught in rural schools until her marriage to Charles A. Newcom on Dec. 20, 1924. He preceded her in death in 1960. Viola served as head cook at the Whitewater schools and later at Remington High School. In 1967 she married Don Wilson and moved to Colorado Springs. After his death she remained in Colorado Springs until 1993 when she moved to Aldersgate Village in Topeka.

She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Topeka.

Survivors include: son, Rex Newcom and wife Jane of Moundridge; daughters, Rogene Moody and husband Ed of Topeka and Rosemary Hoover and husband Bob of Independence, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 14, 2005)

OBERLECHNER, HELEN PAULINE

Oberlechner, Helen Pauline, 74, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Feb. 22, 2007. Family visitation Sunday, Feb. 24, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at Palmyra Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, P.I. and Erma Harlan; brother, Dale Harlan, sister, Jean Mavers, grandson, Tyler Oberlechner. Survivors are husband of 54 years, Arthur, Jr.; sons, Arthur III, Fred and wife Patty, John and wife Ellen, Rickey and wife Annette all of Wichita; daughters, Diana Ferris and husband Brian, Cheryl Dunbar and husband Mitch both of Wichita, Karen Oberlechner and Michael of N.C., Gina Hill-Elderedge and husband Tim of Whitewater, KS; brothers, Glenn Harlan, Clint Harlan and wife Guyla both of Independence, KS; sister, Clara Donaldson and husband Vernon of TX; 20 grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Furley Methodist Church, 404 E. 4th, Furley, KS 67147.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 25, 2007)

OBERLECHNER, TYLER MURRAY

Oberlechner, Tyler Murray, 10, student, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton.

Survivors: parents, Fred and Patty Oberlechner; sister, Lindsey Oberlechner of the home; grandparents, Art and Helen Oberlechner of Wichita, Shirley Havel of Concordia. Memorial has been established with Sports Complex of Concordia.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 11, 2000)

OHLSEN, MONETTA F.

EL DORADO - Ohlsen, Monetta F., 94, formerly of Benton, died Feb. 13, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Palmyra Baptist Church, rural Whitewater. Survivors: daughters, Phyllis McClure, Diane (Tom) Gossen; brother, Clifford League; sisters, Ruby Howard, Myrtle Latta; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 16, 2008)

OHLSEN, THOMAS W.

Ohlsen, Thomas W., 79, retired farmer, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1992. Service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Palmyra Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Monetta; daughters, Carolyn Gaines of Potwin, Phyllis McClure of Leon, Diane Gossen of Wichita; brothers, Bob of Rye, Colo., Melvin of Ada, Okla.; sisters, Margaret Ohlsen, Marilyn Schneider, both of Benton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Palmyra Baptist Church Building Fund. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 13, 1992)

PARKE, STELLA E.

Parke, Stella E., 90, homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997. Service 3 p.m. Sunday, Furley (Kan.) United Methodist Church.

Survivors: brother, Lloyd Patterson of Benton; sisters, Marie Leap of Iola, Marguerite Falk of Valley Center. Memorials have been established with Furley United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Newton, and Hospice, Inc. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 27, 1997)

PARKE, WILLIAM FRED

William Fred Parke, 85, retired farmer, died Friday, July 10, 1987. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Furley United Methodist Church, Furley.

Survivor: wife, Stella. Memorials have been established with Furley United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association. Lamb Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 11, 1987)

PATTERSON, ELLA ETHEL

FURLEY - Patterson, Ella Ethel, 97, died May 13, 2004. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater; interment 2 p.m. Monday, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

Survivors: sons, Lloyd, Allen, Dean and Max.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 16, 2004)

PATTERSON, ELLA ETHEL

FURLEY - Patterson, Ella Ethel, 97, died May 13, 2004. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater; interment 2 p.m. Monday, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

Survivors: sons, Lloyd, Allen, Dean and Max.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 16, 2004)

PATTERSON, LLOYD D.

Patterson, Lloyd D., 94, retired farmer, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. Visitation with family 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewat er; service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Furley United Methodist Church, Furley, Kan.

Survivors: wife, Ethel; sons, Lloyd Jr. of Haysville, Allen of Whitewater, Dean of Valley Center, Max of Iola; sister, Marguerite Falk of Valley Center; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorial established with Furley Methodist Church Building Fund.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 27, 2003)

PATTERSON, VERCEL E. "PAT"

VERCEL "PAT" E. PATTERSON, 70, of Wichita, retired HCA Wesley Medical Center maintenance employee, died Monday, Dec. 5, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Green Valley Cemetery, rural Furley.

Survivors: brothers, Clifford of Potwin, Alvin of El Dorado; sisters, Blanche Ferguson of Wichita, Wilma Brenner of Potwin, Dorothy Allenbaugh of Holcomb, Mary Young of Midwest City, Okla. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 7, 1988)

PENNER, OLIVER L.

Oliver L. Penner, 71, retired farmer, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 1991. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Nutter Mortuary, Valley Center.

Survivors: brothers, Wesley L. of Wichita, Roy L. of Douglass; sisters, Linda L. Unruh of Wichita, Lillian L. Miller of Valley Center. Memorials have been established with the American Red Cross and Wycliffe Bible Translators.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 20, 1991)

PETERSON, EVERETT N.

Peterson, Everett N., 87, retired barber, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Lamb-Nutter Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Ruby; daughter, Marcia Roth of Whitewater; sister, Viola Clark of Wichita; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Whitewater Volunteer Fire Department, Wheat State Manor Nursing Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 25, 1993)

PETERSON, RANSOM A.

RANSOM A. PETERSON, 97, of Whitewater, former Newton resident, retired Santa Fe Railway car inspector, died Friday, March 27, 1987. Service 2 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Furley.

Survivors: wife, Rowena; daughters, Virginia Dunton of Casa Grande, Ariz., Norma Arthur of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother, Everett of Whitewater; sister, Viola Clark of Wichita; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Lamb Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 31, 1987)

PETERSON, ROENA

Peterson, Roena, 95, homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1993. Service was Thursday.

Survivors: daughters, Virginia Dunton of Casa Grande, Ariz., Norma Arthur of Newton; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 31, 1993)

PETERSON, RUBY ADELINE

Peterson, Ruby Adeline, 92, homemaker and retired teacher, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Bob Lamb Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughter, Marcia Roth of Whitewater; foster daughter, Karen Sue Eoff of Minneapolis; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Wheat State Manor.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 6, 2000)

POTTER, RICHARD L.

FURLEY - Potter, Richard L., 59, life long resident of Furley, died Thursday, April 14, 2005. Visitation with family present 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater; service 3 p.m. Monday at Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton.

Survivors: wife, Wanda; son, Chad; daughter, Hollie; mother, Imogene; brothers, Charles, Jerry, Robert, Bill and Don; grandchildren, Tyse, Tyler, Julie and Grace. Preceded in death by father, Lloyd and sister, Barbara. Richard is loved and missed by all who knew him and adored by his wife and kids. Memorial established with American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 17, 2005)

PURKEY, INEZ M.

Inez M. Purkey, 72, retired Cessna Aircraft blueprint file department employee, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1990. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Faith Christian Church.

Survivors: sons, Jack Hitchcock, Hal Purkey, both of Wichita; brother, Jack Wallace of Potwin; sisters, Violet Conquest of Potwin, Alice Shock of Wichita; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Faith Christian Church. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 4, 1991)

PURKEY, KATHY JEAN CATLIN

Catlin-Purkey, Kathy Jean, 44, NationsBank executive secretary, died Saturday, March 8, 1996. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Westlink Christian Church.

Survivors: husband, Hal; daughter, Jessica Catlin of the home; mother and stepfather, Mary and William Otey of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Carl Martin III of Everett, Wash.; sister, Connie Parks of Cedarville, Ark.; grandparents, Ned and Kathryn Conaway of Blackwell, Okla. Memorials have been established with Midian Shrine "Plane of Mercy" and Westlink Christian Church Building Fund. Hillside Funeral Home West.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 11, 1997)

RAINES, PATRICK LOUIS

VALLEY CENTER - Raines, Patrick Louis, 31, Propane Central driver, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Pat was born in Mena, Arkansas on February 7, 1979, to Steve and Mary Raines. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Pipkin, grandparents Charles and Kathryn Raines; and cousin John Smith. Pat is survived by his beautiful children Connor, Lauren and Paige Raines of Wichita; his loving parents Steve and Mary Raines of Valley Center; his wonderful brothers, Steve Raines II and wife Kelli, and Tom Raines and wife Kendra; his dear sister Emily; his loving God mother Gwen Poole; grandmother Bettie Pipkin and husband Don Fretz; uncles, Robert Pipkin and wife Pamela, Thomas Pipkin and wife Vicki, Charles Raines and wife Lila, and John McMurtry; aunts Liz Hoffman and husband Russ, Mary Raines, Susan Raines and numerous cousins and other family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 17, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 106 E. 8th St, Newton. Burial to follow the service at Green Valley Cemetery, Furley, Kansas. Those who wish to visit Pat may do so 1-4 pm Monday, August 16, at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be designated to Remington High School Music and Band programs in care of Remington High School U.S.D. 206, PO Box 243, Whitewater, KS 67154. Patrick's heart was full of love for his beautiful children and his family. He saw his children as individuals and was so proud of each of them. Those who knew Pat, knew his great love for music, his respect for nature and his belief in God, were a huge part of him. Pat recognized the Redtail Hawk as a spirit guide and always watched the sky. Now we will all watch the sky as well.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 14, 2010)

RANSOME, EARL W.

Ransome, Earl W., 81, retired Postman, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2007. Graveside services 10:00 am, Saturday March 24, 2007 the Green Valley Cemetery, Furley, KS. Preceded in death by brother, Eugene Ransome and sisters, Bernice Gale and Mildred Ransome, Survivors include; nephew, Larry R. Gale, Gt. Bend, KS; great-nephew, Ryan Gale, Abilene, KS and great-niece, Amy Gillen, Garden City, KS. Memorials to the Historical Preservation Alliance, in c/o J. Greg Kite, Attorney at Law, 230 N. Market, Ste. 201, Wichita, KS 67202-2006. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 22, 2007)

RANSOME, GENE

Ransome, Gene, 73, farmer and stockman, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Survivors: brother, Earl of Wichita; sister, Bernice Gale of Valley Center. Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 27, 1993)

REED, CHARLOTTE MARIE

Reed, Charlotte Marie, 88, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-gr andmother, died Monday, October 1, 2007. Charlotte will be in state after 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, October 2, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Service 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 3, Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton, KS. Preceded in death by husband, Wilbur "Bus", son, Bill Reed and grandson, Jason Reed.

Survivors: daughter, Pat Scott and DeWayne Talley of Bonita Springs, FL; grandchildren, Lancer Scott (TinaRae) of Council Grove, KS, Judd Reed (Kathy), Duke Reed (Jill) of Overland Park, KS, and Kirstin Talley Coverdale (Andy); great-grandchildren, RaeLyn Scott, LaiCee Scott, Nichole Spencer, Chance Reed, Graham Reed and Rachel Reed. A memorial has been established with Palmyra Baptist Church Building Fund, 999 NW Butler Rd., Benton, KS, 67017. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 3, 2007)

REED, WILBUR C. "BUS"

Reed, Wilbur "Bus" C., 78, retired Atlantic Richfield Oil Corp. district manager and former Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative director and interim manager, died Monday, May 8, 1995. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton.

Survivors: wife, Charlotte; son, Bill of Benton; daughter, Patricia Scott of Naples, Fla.; sister, Doris Holt of Wichita; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Palmyra Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 236, Benton, Kan. 67017. Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 9, 1995)

REED, WILLIAM W. "BILL"

William W. "Bill" Reed, 61, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Palmyra Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Benton, the son of Wilber C. "Bus" and Charlotte Reed. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in business. He lived in this area most of his life and was a cattleman and farmer. He was a member of Palmyra Baptist Church.

On Oct. 4, 1964, he married Betty Zimmerman in El Dorado.

Survivors include: wife, of the home; sons, Duke Reed of Indianapolis, Ind., and Judd Reed of Benton; mother, Charlotte Reed of Augusta; sister, Pat Scott of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a nephew, Lancer Scott of Council Grove.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Jason Reed.

Memorials in his memory for Palmyra Baptist Church may be left at Carlson Funeral Home where friends may call.
(El Dorado Times ~ Jan. 6, 2004)

REFFNER, WILLIAM DEAN

Reffner, William Dean, 65, retired carpenter, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cochran Mortuary.

Survivors: son, William of Chicago; daughter, Danielle, address unavailable; brothers, Edward, George, both of Valley Center; sisters, Vivien Sadowski of Abilene, Margaret Wright of Newton, Olive Kay Anderson of Valley Center, Jane Frieze of Wichita; several grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Union Rescue Mission.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 30, 1998)

ROY, ALICE ROBERTA

Alice Roberta Roy, 64, of Augusta, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Green Valley Cemetery, near Furley.

Alice was a retired Federal Command Librarian for the Strategic and Tactical Air Command. Alice was the daughter of the late Robert and Edwina (Cooper) Roy.

She is survived by: sisters, Betty Ann Roy, Mary Frances Sowers (Ray); nephew, Paul Sowers; brother, John Roy (Dana); nieces Laura-Roy Carlson (Dan), Catherine-Roy Tremblay (Jared); and great niece Opal Tremblay.

Memorials to the St. James Catholic Church Library, 1012 Belmont Ave., Augusta, KS, 67010, or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202.

Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Jan. 25, 2011)

ROY, EDWINA A.

Edwina A. Roy, 86, a homemaker died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Private services will be held.

She was born Dec. 26, 1915 in Wichita . She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in El Dorado. She was united in marriage to Robert A. Roy. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2002.

Surviving family include, three daughters, Alice Roy of Mildenhall, England, Dr. Mary Frances and her husband Ray Sowers of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Betty Ann Roy of Augusta; one son, John and his wife Dana Roy of Wichita; three grandchildren, Paul Sowers, Laura Roy and Catherine Roy.

A memorial has been established with the Green Valley Cemetery Fund in care of Donald Mosiman, 10430 N. 127th E., Valley Center, KS 67147. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home El Dorado has charge of the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 9, 2002)

ROY, ROBERT A.

Roy, Robert A., 84, of El Dorado, formerly of Furley and Palmyra communit ies, former farmer and stockman, died Sunday, March 17, 2002. Private services .

Mr. Roy was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Edwina; son, John of Wichita; daughters, Alice Roy of RAF Mildenhall, England, Dr. Mary Frances Sowers of Ann Arbor, Mich., Betty Ann Roy of Augusta; grandchildren, Laura Roy, Catherine Roy, Paul Sowers. Memorial established with Green Valley Cemetery c/o Donald Mosiman, 10430 N. 127th E., Valley Center, KS, 67147. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 19, 2002)

SANDERS, ALVIN R.

ALVIN R. SANDERS, 74, of Furley, retired Sanders Oil Co. owner and operator, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1988. Service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Doris; daughter, Dona Pack, of Furley; sister, Alma D. McClallen of Wichita; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the Shrine Burn Center in care of Midian Shrine.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 11, 1988)

SANDERS, DOLA E.

DOLA E. SANDERS, 80, of Valley Center, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Northside Church of Christ.

Survivors: son, Duane of Valley Center; sister, Goldie Farmer of Roseburg, Ore.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Maude Carpenter Children's Home. Lamb Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 14, 1985)

SANDERS, DORIS

Sanders, Doris, 91, homemaker, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. Visitation with the family 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 6, 2005 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Funeral service 9:30 A.M. Monday, March 7, 2005 at St. Elizabet h's Chapel, Catholic Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sanders. Survivors, daughter and son-in-law, Dona and Garry Pack, of Wichita; sister, Naomi Jean Darney, of San Francisco, CA.; brother, Ira Minard, of Wichita; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Memorial established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Tributes to the family via www.downingandlahey.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 7, 2005)

SATTLER, MICHAEL TROY

Sattler, Michael Troy, 35, Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Saturday, August 28, 1999. Service pending.

Survivors: wife, Jill; sons, Christopher, Joshua, Scott, all of Lakeland, Fla.; daughter, Jaime of the home; parents, Butch and Glenna of Peabody; biological father, Troy Reid of Augusta; brother, Mark, sisters, Mary Burke, Michele, all of Peabody. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 2, 1999)

SCHUESSLER, DONALD

DONALD SCHUESSLER, 79, of Whitewater, retired farmer, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1986. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Lamb Mortuary.

Survivors: sisters, Esther Bish, Marjorie Minteer, both of Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 13, 1986)

SCHUESSLER, SARAH MARIE

Schuessler, Sarah Marie, 88, homemaker, died Thursday, May 16, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Lamb- Nutter Mortuary.

Survivors: son, James of Conway, S.C.; daughter, Darla Taylor of Lytle, Texas; five grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Wheat State Manor.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 18, 1996)

SCHUESSLER, EMMA E.

Schuessler, Emma E., 84, former Valley Center and Furley resident, homemaker, died Monday, Aug. 7, 1995. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Survivors: sons, Eldon of Midwest City, Okla., Max of Sedgwick; daughter, Mary Lou Hall of Newton; brother, Paul Falk of Valley Center; sisters, Jennie Diefenthaler of Kiel, Wis., Esther of Westminster, Colo.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Wheatstate Manor, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 9, 1995)

SCHUESSLER, HERBERT S.

Schuessler, Herbert S., 90, retired farmer, retired Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service employee, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.

Survivors: wife, Ella; daughters, Beryl Grim of Wichita, Lavonne Meyer of Salem, Ore., Shirley Penner of Wichita, Wanda Eilert of Valley Center, Nancy Davenport of El Dorado; brother, Ernest of Harlingen, Texas; sister, Ione Stuart of Newton; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Palmyra Baptist Church, rural Benton.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 6, 1992)

SCHUESSLER, RODNEY COLE

RODNEY COLE SCHUESSLER, 3-year-old son of Jeff and Patricia Schuessler of 501 E. 63rd N., died Tuesday, June 23, 1987. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Faith Bible Baptist Church, Valley Center.

Other survivors: sister, Julie Nicole at home; grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Albert Schuessler of Valley Center, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Evans of Wichita; great-grandparents, Harriet Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Webster, all of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Rainbows United. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 25, 1987)

SCHUESSLER, WILLIAM HAROLD

VALLEY CENTER - William Harold Schuessler, 83, died Jan. 4, 1991, at his home.

He was born Feb. 15, 1907, near Furley, the son of George Harold and Bessie Blaiser Schuessler. A lifetime resident of the Furley area, he was a farmer.

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

On Nov. 26, 1930, he married Emma Falk at Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Eldon H., Midwest City, Okla., and Alvin Max, Sedgwick; a daughter, Mary Lou Hall, Newton; two brothers, Paul W., Westminster, Colo., and Maurice, Denver; three sisters, Joan Bastow and Eva Bastow, both of Newton, and Geneva Johnson, Idaho Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Petersens' Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. Kim Beckwith presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Memorials may be sent to Harvey County Hospice in care of the funeral home.
(Hutchinson News ~ Jan. 6, 1991)

SCHWEMMER, AMANDA HAMM

Amanda (Hamm) Schwemmer, 89, homemaker, died Sunday, March 15, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Palmyra Baptist Church of rural Benton.

Survivors: husband, Harry H.; sons, Eldon of El Dorado, Bud of Furley, Gib of Andover, Sam of Towanda, Doc of Augusta; daughter, Evelyn Bradbury of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Ella Schuber of Durham; 15 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Palmyra Baptist Church building fund and Hospice Inc. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 17, 1992)

SCHWEMMER, EUNICE J.

Dr. Eunice J. Schwemmer, 79, of El Dorado, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services are 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, El Dorado. Interment will follow in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

She was born July 12, 1923, in Murdock Township near Benton, the daughter of Theodore N. and Edith V. (Phares) Bachelder. She graduated from Whitewater High School, El Dorado Junior College in 1942; received her BS degree from Wichita State University; her MS degree at Emporia State University and her Doctorate from Kansas State University. She was one of the first special education teachers in Kansas and trained many specialists in that field. She taught in the public school systems for 35 years, retiring from Derby, where she taught a behavior disorder class for over five years. She had also taught at Brainerd, El Dorado, Wichita, Garden City, Emporia State University and Butler County Community College. She began the Head Start Program in El Dorado. Her students ranged from preschool through college.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, serving as State President for several years and had been an active 4-H leader.

On May 10, 1943, she married Eldon Schwemmer in El Dorado.

Survivors include: her husband, of the home; son, Ken Schwemmer and wife Juanita of Wichita; daughters, Vickie Schwemmer of El Dorado and Jane Mosteller and husband Fred of Wichita; sisters, Lois Moore of Rosalia and Betty Mosiman of Whitewater; four grandchildren, Malinda Schwemmer of Wichita, Kevin Schwemmer of Wichita, Kyle Schwemmer of Bolivar, Mo., and Amanda Schwemmer of El Dorado; a step-grandchild, Fred Mosteller of Arizona; four great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials for Butler County Community College Scholarship Fund for Education Majors or the First Baptist Church. These may be left at Carlson Funeral Home who has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ July 29, 2002)

SCHWEMMER, HARRY H.

Schwemmer, Harry H., 103, retired farmer, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton.

Survivors: sons, Eldon of El Dorado, Gib of Andover, Raymond Sam of Towanda, Walter Doc of Brewster; daughter, Evelyn Bradbury of Boulder, Colo.; brother, Walter of Denver; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Palmyra Baptist Church building fund. Lamb-Nutter Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 20, 1999)

SCHWEMMER, MARGARET ANN

Schwemmer, Margaret Ann "Marge", 67, homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 1997. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Faith Baptist Church, Andover.

Survivors: husband, Gibb; son, Scott of Santa Monica, Calif.; daughters, Suzie Bland of Andover, Sharon Cook of Omaha; brothers, Hansel Barnes of Gainesville, Ga., Bradley Barnes of Jefferson, Ga., Harold Barnes of Detroit; sister, Dorothy Vollrath of Jasper, Ga.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Faith Baptist Church. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 9, 1997)

SHOCK, ALICE A.

Shock, Alice A., 88, retired Cessna sheetmetal worker, died Friday, February 4, 2005. Funeral service Wednesday, 10 a.m. Midway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by, parents, daughter, Loretta Chewey, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 grandson, 1 great-granddaughter.

Survivors: son, Richard Barnes of Wichita; daughter, Biddie Holland of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchi ldren. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Hillside Funeral Home-East, 682-5575.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 7, 2005)

SHOCK, AULDRON D.

Shock, Auldron D., 83, retired Local, No. 606 iron worker, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Hillside Funeral Home East.

Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Ray Gene Shock of Derby, Michael and Rita Shock of Mulvane; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Bob Gonzales of Mulvane, Helen and Richard Swope of Wichita; brothers, Cleddie Shock of Pine Bluff, Ark., Maze Shock of Pasadena, Texas; sister, Lois Griffin of Pine Bluff, Ark.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial establis hed with V.A. Medical Center Nursing Home Care Unit, Bldg. 60, 5500 E. Kellogg, Wichita, 67218.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 21, 2002)

SILBERNAGEL, JOANNA "JODI"

WHITEWATER -- JoAnne "Jodi" Silbernagel, 56, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. She was born Jan. 24, 1953, to Gilbert and Eunice (Hash) Wiens. She was a bookkeeper at Wheat State Manor. Survivors include her husband, David, of the home; son, Gary (Amanda) Knowles; daughter, Heather Knowles; four grandchildren; brothers, Merton and Randy Wiens; and sisters, Barbara Smalley, Shirley Atwood, Susie Ulbrich and Teresa Alcorn. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 14, at Federated Church, Whitewater, with interment in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley. Memorials may be given to Wheat State Manor, in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater 67514.
(Salina Journal ~ Jan. 14, 2010)

SNODGRASS, JOHN J.

John J. Snodgrass, 91, retired Wichita State University mathematics professor and former public school teacher, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1990. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Furley.

Survivors: wife, Ruth; daughter, Sarah of Valley Center; brother, Palmer of Shawnee; sister, Ina Elliott of Augusta. Memorials have been established with United Methodist Church, Furley, and the Wheat State Manor Nursing Home, Whitewater. Lamb-Nutter Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 21, 1990)

SNODGRASS, RUTH LILLIAN

Snodgrass, Ruth Lillian, 93, retired Institute of Logopedics and Wichita public schools teacher, died Monday, March 16, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Furley United Methodist Church.

Survivors: daughter, Sarah of Furley; sister, Margaret Evans of Santa Rosa, Calif. Memorial has been established with Furley United Methodist Church. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 18, 1998)

SOLIS, SHIRLEY

Solis, Shirley, 33, of Amarillo, TX, died March 30, 2004. Inurnment 2pm Sat, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley, KS.

Survivors: husband, Ronn; sons, Keith & Garrett; daughters, Olivia, Gabby; parents, Helen & Arthur Oberlechner II; sisters, Diane, Ferris, Cheryl Dunbar, Karen Oberlechner, Gina Hill-Eldredge; brothers, Arthur III, Fred, John & Ricky Oberlechner.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 9, 2004)

SPAIN, BEVERLY J. LONG

Spain, Beverly J. (Long), 68, of Guymon, Okla., formerly of Newton and Furley, Spain Electric Co. co-owner, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Guymon; 4:30 p.m., Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Survivors: son, Jeff of Guymon; daughter, Rickie Watkins of Emporia; brother, Floyd Long of Benton; sisters, Eunice Humbolt of Mulvane, Fern Timmons of Augusta; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the International Tremor Foundation. Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home, Guymon.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 3, 1999)

SPARKS, TERRYL KAY

Sparks, Terryl Kay, 56, Kreo-nite Co. electronic assembler, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1993. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Hyde Park Congregation.

Survivors: sons, Mark Peacock, Russell Peacock, Steven Sparks, all of Wichita, Bret Hjermstad of Eureka; daughters, Therese Berggren of Minneapolis, Minn., Pamela Frank of Wichita; mother, Harriet Todd of Wichita; brother, Steven Todd of Winfield; sister, Patsy Martin of Wichita; 14 grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 11, 1993)

SPENCER, EVA LEE

NEWTON - Spencer, Eva Lee, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Petersen Funeral Home.

Survivors: husband, Forrest; daughters, Debra Gail Spencer, Leslie Alice Spencer; son, Wesley and Jody Spencer; sister, Lela Mae Banks; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 26, 2003)

STINE, DANIEL "BUD"

Stine, Daniel "Bud," 76, retired Rock Island and OKT Railroad clerk, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Lamb-Nutter Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, Steve of Cedar Hill, Mo., Kerry of Wichita, Dave of Universal, Texas; daughter, Vickie Stine of Alexander, Ark.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Messiah Baptist Church, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Oct. 12, 1997)

STINE, FRANCES MAY

FRANCES MAY STINE, 58, of Whitewater, private nurse, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1987. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lamb Mortuary & Chapel.

Survivors: husband, Bud; sons, Steven M. of Hennessey, Okla., Kerry M. of Wichita; daughter, Vickie May Stine of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Francis F. Shipton of Newbury Park, Calif.; sister, Mary Sotiros of Lakewood, Colo.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 1, 1987)

TEDDER, CLAIR HAROLD, JR.

Tedder, Clair Harold Jr., 52, of Stillwater, Okla., formerly of Salina and Yates Center, OK Quality Printing owner, former Salina Vo-Tech printing teacher, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater.

Survivors: wife, Kathleen; son, Chad, daughter, Kelly Tedder, both of Stillwater; sisters, Catherine Peek of Williamsburg, Sarah Eck of Valley Center.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 15, 1999)

TETER, MELODY ANN

Teter, Melody Ann, 43, died Friday, March 23, 2001 of lung cancer. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Palymira Baptist Church with Pastor Gail Twining officiating.

Mrs. Teter was a long time employee of the Peabody State Bank. She enjoyed plastic canvas crafts, animals, gardening and collecting turtle figurines.

Preceded in death by father, James Whisler; mother-in-law, Virginia Teter; grandparents, Elva Hopper, Gladys Widick, Golda Johnson, Thelma Teter, Charles Whisler; friend, Cheddar.

Survivors: husband, Tom; daughter, Nicki of El Dorado; parents, Claudine and Warren Henrie; father-in-law, Robert Teter of Benton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Deana Henrie of Andover, Greg and Lisa Henrie of McKinney, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Randy Whitson of Benton; brothers-in-law and spouses, Richard Teter, Brian and Jane Teter all of Wichita; sisters-in-law and spouses, Julie and Kerry Stine of Wichita, Jody and Ron Hamilton of Yorba Linda, Calif., Carol Teter of Whitewater; grandmot hers, Nellie Whisler, Edna Eastin; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and bank customers. Memorials established with Kansas Humane Society and Midwest Cancer Research Fund in c/o the Cancer Research Institute. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 26, 2001)

THOMAS-LUDLOW, LUVINA JAYE

Luvina Jaye Thomas-Ludlow, six week old infant passed away, Saturday, Nov.1, 2008.

Viewing from 3-6 p.m. today and funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, both at Dunsford~Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta. Interment in Furley Cemetery following the service.

She was born on Sept. 15, 2008.

Survivors: parents, Tereze Thomas and Austin Ludlow, of Augusta; sister, Suvonia, Augusta; grandparents, John and Patty Thomas of Augusta, Zeta Watkins, and Joseph Sparks of Andover, Mark Ludlow, Augusta; great-grandparents, Ruby Kennedy of Augusta, Fern Burleson of Wichita, Marie Ludlow of Augusta; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial to the Luvina Thomas-Ludlow Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
(Augusta Daily Gazette ~ Nov. 4, 2008)

THOMSON, EUNICE L.

Eunice L. Thomson, 86, retired missionary, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1991. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Petersen Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, Alexander of Whittier, Calif.; daughter, Lena Woodward of Kenosha, Wis.; sister, Ruth Branch of Florence; nine grandchildren, six great- grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 13, 1991)

ULBRICH, FRANK M.

Ulbrich, Frank M., 69, farmer and stockman, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1994. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Haverhill Christian Church, rural Augusta.

Survivors: wife, Jeanette; sons, David, Marvin, both of Valley Center; daughters, Marsha Stom of Olympia, Wash., Mary Terrill of Augusta, Marilyn Mall of Valley Center; sisters, Georgia Mattox of Miami, Julia Miller of Wichita, Eileen Powell of McCune, Elsie Milliman of Pittsburg, Marjorie Pape of Kansas City, Mo., Barbara Caughron of Valley Center, Virginia Lanier of Newton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 18, 1994)

ULBRICH, HELEN MARIE EILERT

Helen Marie (Eilert) Ulbrich, 81, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday (July 15, 2009) at Wesley Hospital.

She was a farm wife, homemaker, former teacher and custodian for the city of Valley Center. She was a lifelong resident of rural Valley Center.

Helen was born on Nov. 22, 1927, to Gerd and Beatrice 'Grandy' Eilert in Wichita, where she and her brother were the first set of twins born at Wesley Hospital.

She married Robert 'Sonny' Ulbrich Jr. on Aug. 25, 1951, in Wichita.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother, Herman.

Helen is survived by her husband, Sonny; children, Shirlene Ulbrich, Doug (Teresa) Ulbrich and Rob (Val) Ulbrich, all of Valley Center; grandchildren, Tenessa (Peyton) Gambrell and Kaylee, Lisa (Jacob) Maxwell and Dylan and Vivian; and Ashley, Benjamin and Isaac Ulbrich.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and services at 2 p.m. Saturday, both at Valley Center Christian Church in Valley Center.

Interment will follow at the Green Valley Cemetery in Furley.

Memorials may be designated to the Valley Center Christian Church, 1801 E. Fifth St, Valley Center, KS 67147 and to the Edna Buschow Public Library of Valley Center, 321 W. First St., Valley Center, KS 67147.

Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center is in charge of arrangements.
(Newton Kansan) ~ July 17, 2009)

ULMER, HENRY

Henry Ulmer, 88, of Whitewater died Tuesdsay, Nov. 11, 2003, at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Services will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Furley United Methodist Church in Furley. Burial will be at Green Valley Cemetery in Furley. The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday night, Nov. 14, at the Bob Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater.

He was born Jan. 16, 1915 on a farm southwest of Whitewater to William and Lilly (Hiser) Ulmer. He lived all his life in the Whitewater-Furley area and was a retired farmer and stockman.

He married Nellie Held on Jan. 30, 1936, in Lyons, Kan. She survives of the home. He is also survived by a daughter, Janet Duvanel and husband Frank of rural Benton; two granddaughters, Tammy Unruh and husband Mark of Newton, and Kelly Duvanel of Wichita; and two great-grandsons, Hank and Clint Unruh of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frederick Ulmer. He was a member of the Furley United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Furley United Methodist Church and to Gideons International.
(El Dorado Times ~ Nov. 13, 2003)

ULMER, SIBYL

Sibyl Ulmer, 75, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 1990. Service 2 p.m. today, Lamb-Nutter Mortuary.

Survivors: daughter, Patricia Gronau of Whitewater; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Whitewater American Legion.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 13, 1990)

WALLACE, LEO W.

Leo W. Wallace, 73, retired construction worker, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1987. Service 2 p.m. today, First Christian Church, Potwin.

Survivors: son, James of Ottawa; daughters, Linda Berger of Wellington, Mary Hoss of Hutchinson; brother, Jack of Potwin; sisters, Violet Conquest of Potwin, Inez Purkey, Alice Shock, both of Wichita; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with First Christian Church, Potwin. Lamb Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 20, 1987)

WALTER, ELENORA K.

ELENORA K. WALTER, 66, of Benton, homemaker, died Tuesday, March 17, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Methodist Church, Furley.

Survivors: husband, Robert B. Bruce;" sons, Dale E. of Benton, Robert B. of Wichita; daughters, Charlene Muret of Blackwell, Okla., Joyce Casady of Benton; brother, Donald Mapel of Peckham, Okla.; sisters, Angela Bridges, Wilma Lute, both of Blackwell, Helen Brandon of Newkirk, Okla.; 11 grandchildren. Lamb Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 19, 1987)

WALTER, ROBERT BRUCE

ROBERT BRUCE WALTER, 71, of Benton, retired farmer, died Wednesday, March 29, 1989. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Furley United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Helen; sons, Dale of Benton, Rob of Wichita; daughters, Charlene Muret of Blackwell, Okla., Joyce Casaday of Benton; brothers, Wayne of Oxford, Don of Hot Springs, Ark., Richard of Jackson, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 31, 1989)

WARREN, RUTH E.

Warren, Ruth E., 89, of Laramie, Wyo., formerly of Wichita, homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, Vernon L. of Wichita, Wayne W. of Laramie; daughter, Charlotte Banton of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Maude Carpenter Children's Center.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Feb. 13, 1994)

WATCHOUS, ANN EMILEE

Watchous, Ann EmiLee, 43, geologist and Legacy Oil Co. owner, formerly of Wichita, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Yentruoc Lodge, rural Newton.

Survivors: mother, Vera of Newton; fiance, Tal Tammen of Bazine; brother, Klee Watchous of Newton. Memorials have been established with the Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton, and the Kansas Geological Foundation, Wichita. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Aug. 31, 1998)

WATCHOUS, LYN MAUREE

Lyn Mauree Watchous, 34, Palamino Petroleum Co. employee, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1990, from injuries received in a car accident. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Federated Church, Whitewater.

Survivors: fiancee, Earl Everitt, son, Klee, parents, Robert and Vera, sister, Ann E., all of Newton. Memorial has been established with Harvey County Humane Society. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 22, 1990)

WATCHOUS, ROBERT WAYNE

Watchous, Robert Wayne "Bob," 68, president and founder of Palomino Petroleum, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1993. Service 2 p.m. today, Palmyra Baptist Church, rural Benton.

Survivors: wife, Vera; daughter, Ann EmiLee of Newton; sister, Joye Jones of Wichita; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Kansas Geological Foundation. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Dec. 29, 1993)

WATCHOUS, VERA H.

NEWTON - Watchous, Vera H., 79, homemaker, passed away Saturday, February 26, 12005. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Palmyra Baptist Church, 999 NW Butler Rd, Benton.

Survivors: grandson, Klee R. and wife Jennifer Watchous of Newton; great-gr andchildren, Kale R., Lane R. and Victoria Watchous, all of Newton; brothers, Charles Holick of Ponca City, OK, George Hejtmanek of Broken Arrow, OK; sister, Anne Murray of Ponca City, OK. Preceded in death by husband, R.W. "Bob" Watchous, daughters, Ann and Lyn Watchous. Memorial designated to The Newton Medical Center Vera H. Watchous Memorial Garden. Bob Lamb Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 2, 2005)

WHITE, CLARA E.

White, Clara E., 80, retired restaurant owner and operator, died Monday, May 15, 1995. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Lamb-Nutter Funeral Home.

Survivors: son, Barton of Elbing; daughter, Lois Held of Halstead; stepdaughters, Eva Toon of San Diego, Shirley White of Douglasville, Ga.; brother, Bob Lynam of Wichita; sister, Iva Milligan of Sedgwick; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the Wheat State Manor Nursing Home and the Arthritis Foundation.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 17, 1995)

WHITE, HUGH

HUGH WHITE, 82, of Valley Center, retired farmer, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Lamb Mortuary, Whitewater.

Survivors: wife, Helen; daughter, Janet Stubbs of Topeka; sister, Doris M. Appling of Valley Center; three grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Bethel Deaconess Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Newton, and American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 13, 1985)

WIENS, ALBERT W. "BUD"

Wiens, Albert W. "Bud," 81, retired Furley grain elevator manager, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Federated Church, Whitewater.

Survivors: wife, Esther; son, Terry of Great Bend, Steven of Benton; daughter, Cynthia Lemke of Whitewater; sister, Alice Atkinson of Whitewater; half sister, Frieda Rutchman of Fresno, Calif.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army. Lamb- Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ May 28, 1993)

WIENS, ESTHER EVON KINGSLEY

Esther Evon (Kingsley) Wiens, 88, of El Dorado, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. She was born to Lewis and Estella Eastman Kingsley. She graduated 1941 from El Dorado High School and married Albert "Bud" Wiens on Jan. 30, 1942. They lived in Furley, Kansas, where they raised their three children. Upon retirement, they moved to Coyville, Kansas.

After Bud's death in 1993, Esther moved to El Dorado to be close to family. Esther leaves behind her children, Terry (Kim) of Great Bend, Steven of Furley and Cynthia (Mike) Lemke of El Dorado; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Minnie Jackson of El Dorado; brothers, Mitchell Kingsley of Beaumont, Texas, and Earl Kingsley of Ford. Visitation and services were Wednesday at Furley United Methodist Church, 400 E. 4th, Furley, KS.

Burial was at Green Valley Cemetery. Memorials to Wheat State Manor, 601 S. Main, Whitewater, Ks 67154.

Baker Funeral Home Valley Center has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Feb. 28, 2011)

WIENS, EUNICE ADELIA

Wiens, Eunice Adelia, 88, homemaker, died Friday, March 12, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Whitewater Federated Church.

Survivors: sons, Merton of Whitewater, Randall of Wellington; daughters, Barbara Smalley, Shirley Atwood, Gayle Bruhn, Sandra Ulbrich, Teresa Alcorn, Jodie Silbernagel, all of Whitewater; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Whitewater Federated Church. Lamb Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 14, 1999)

WILLIAMS, DONALD HARVEY

Williams, Donald Harvey, 47, plumbing foreman for CMW and former field supervisor with Sunrise Mechanical Inc., passed away March 7, 2005. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Saturday , West Haysville Baptist Church; burial following at Green Valley Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Patricia; father, Darrell H. and wife, Mary Lou of Valley Center; mother, Patsy J. Stroud and husband, Sammy of Wichita; grandmother, Bernice Johnston of Wichita; sons, David L., Brian D. both of Wichita; daughter, Sarah D. Aafedt and husband, Nole of Tulsa, OK; brothers, Darrell D. of Derby, Dale A. of Wichita, Wade Helget of Rose Hill; sisters, Patricia A. Williams of Wichita, Ruth E. Williams of Arlington, Stephanie Gregory of Rago; grandson, Beau Aafedt; stepmother, Darlene Gottstine of Wichita. Memorial established with West Haysville Baptist Church, 141 N. Lamar, Haysville, KS 67060.
(Wichita Eagle ~ March 10, 2005)

WILLITS, JOYA D.

Willits, Joya D, 20, U.S. Postal Service worker and Friends University student, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, of injuries from an automobile accident. Service 2 p.m. today, First Christian Church, Potwin.

Survivors: parents, David and Stephanie Willits, brother, Jed, all of Benton; sister, Barbara Carreira of Arkansas City; grandparents, Irvin and Marian Willits of Wichita, Audene Finch of Derby. Memorials have been establis hed with the Joya D. Willits Scholarship Fund in care of Frederic Remington High School, Whitewater, Families Together Inc. and the Ponca Bible Camp. Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Jan. 5, 1996)

WOHLGEMUTH, GORDON C.

Gordon C. Wohlgemuth, 84, of Benton died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Wichita.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at Palmyra Baptist Church in Benton, Pastor Rick Woolward presiding. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., with family greeting friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bob Lamb Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Whitewater.

He was born Dec. 31, 1917, near Hillsboro, Kan., the son of Frank and Mary (Schmidt) Wohlgemuth. He was a retired farmer.

He married Margery Sparks on April 23, 1941, in El Dorado. She survives, as does a son, Jay, of Benton; and a brother, Milton Wohlgemuth of Towanda.

He was a member of El Dorado Patmos Blue Lodge; Yorkrite Bodies of El Dorado; Midian Shrine of Wichita; and a Past Master of Towanda Masonic Lodge and Past District Deputy Grandmaster.

A memorial has been established Plane of Mercy, c/o Midian Shrine, Wichita.

Bob Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ Dec. 19, 2002)

WOHLGEMUTH, MARGERY L.

Margery L. Wohlgemuth, 92, of Newton, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Wheat State Manor at Whitewater. Margery was born Jan. 3, 1919 in rural Butler County.

She had lived most of her life in Butler County and was a retired school teacher.

On April 23, 1941 she was married to Gordon Wohlgemuth and they farmed in Butler County. In addition to teaching, Margery helped on the farm in the summers.

Gordon passed away in 2002 and in 2003 Margery moved to Newton to the Kansas Christian Home.

She was a member of the Palmyra Baptist Church north of Benton and had been active in the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son, Jay of Benton, and a grandchild, Lindsey of Benton.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m.

Monday at the Palmyra Baptist Church with Pastor Norman Tillotson officiating.

Interment will be in the Green Valley Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Good Shepard Hospice or Flame of Mercy, Midian Shrine. Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ May 9, 2011)

WRIGHT, HELEN MARGARET

NEWTON - Wright, Helen Margaret, 66, died Nov. 18, 2004. Visitation 6:30-8pm Mon, Broadway Colonial Funeral Home; service 10am Tues,1st Baptist Church.

Survivors: husband, Wayne; children, Michael, Donald, Sharon Arellano, Pam Hiebert, Kathy Serrano; siblings,Kay Anderson, Jane Frieze, Vivien Sadowski, Ed & George Reffner.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Nov. 21, 2004)

WRIGHT, MICHAEL D.

WICHITA - Michael D. Wright, 48, died Nov. 19, 2007, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Feb. 25, 1959, in Wichita, the son of Wayne and Helen Margaret Reffner Wright. He graduated from Newton High School in 1977. He was a nationally recognized coffee and tea sales representative for Sara Lee, and he worked weekends at Pawnee Prairie Golf Course as the pro's "right-hand man."

On June 20, 1987, he married Debbie Navarro in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include: father, Newton; a son, Kyle Wayne Wright, Wichita; a brother, Donald Wright, Holt, Mo., two sisters, Sharon Arallano, Newton, and Katherine Serrano, Newton; five nieces; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Louise Wright, mother; and mother-in-law, Donna Navarro.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with Pastors Terry Tarella and Don Wright presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.

Memorials may be sent to the Kyle Wright College Fund, in care of Southwest National Bank, Wichita.
(Hutchinson News ~ Nov. 26, 2007)

YAZEL, GENE LUCAS

Gene Lucas Yazel, 92, retired farmer and cattle buyer and seller, died Saturday, July 1, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lamb-Nutter Mortuary, Whitewater.

Survivors: wife, Lora Mae; daughter, Marion Nelson of Augusta; stepson, Phillip Hartwick of Whitewater; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ July 4, 1989)

UNREIN, JOANNA JAMESON

Unrein, Joanna Jameson, 45, homemaker, died Sunday, June 6, 1999. Service 2 p.m. today, Beth Eden Baptist Church, Wichita.

Survivors: husband, Terry; parents, Doyle and Betty Jameson of Benton; sister, Jennifer Bennett of Ottawa. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Bob Lamb Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ June 9, 1999)

BADER, HARRY M.

Bader, Harry M., 78, State Highway employee, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000. Service 2 p.m. today, Peterson Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Dixie; stepsons, Clifford Reeves of Hutchinson, M. Dean Reeves of Coffeyville; Charles Brede of Carpenter, S.D.; stepdaughters, June Litton of Peabody, Judy Rasmussem of Aberdine, S.D., Nancy Carlisle of Wichita; sister, Velma Bader of Wichita. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church of Sedgwick.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sept. 12, 2000)

CHANEY, GARY RAY

Gary Ray Chaney, 59, of Arlington, Texas, and formerly of Whitewater, died Sunday, March 7, 2004. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Federated Church of Whitewater with Pastor Scott Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery in Furley. Family visitation is Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bod Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

He was born Aug. 4, 1944, at Whitewater, the son of Lewis H. and Elizabeth King Chaney. He attended Whitewater Grade School and Whitewater High School graduating with the class of 1962. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include: wife, Diana of Arlington, Texas; sons, Cory Chaney of Titusville, Fla., Terry L. Chaney of Columbia, Tenn., and Jonathan Chaney of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Kristal Chaney of Titusville Fla., and Denise Withem of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Elizabeth King Chaney of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother, Riley Chaney of Brownville, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis H. Chaney Sr.; and brother, Lewis H. Chaney Jr.

Bob Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ March 11, 2004)

HARVEY, HAROLD C.

SEDGWICK - Harvey, Harold C., 84, former long-time resident of Whitewater, died Apri 27, 2006 at Sedgwick, Kan. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Green Valley Cemetery, Furley, Kan. Married to Betty Shirk on Dec. 17, 1941 at Yates Center, Kan. Betty died Sept. 23, 1993. Survivors: daughters, Rena Majerus of Colwich, Kan., Kathrine Castillo of Haysville, Kan.; sister, Susan Higgins of Towanda, Kan.; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by parents, Anson and Marie Harvey; wife, Betty; granddaughter, Liz Majerus. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, Kan.
(Wichita Eagle ~ April 29, 2006)

                 


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