Sumner County

CAGLE, JOSEPH B. "JOE"

TOWANDA -
Cagle, Joseph B. "Joe," 82, retired Cessna employee and Wal-Mart (N. Rock Rd.) greeter, died Jan. 30, 2006. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Towanda First Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Gladys; son, Ron Jones and wife, Julie; daughter, Marie Bryson of Towanda; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 1 Feb 2006)


CALCOTE, JEFFIE W.

Calcote, Jeffie W., 81, retired residential carpenter, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: sons, Ron of Wellington, Hal of Hermitage, Tenn.; brother, Robert of Oklahoma City; sister, Bethine Estes of Levelland, Texas; four grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 Dec 1992)


CALDWELL, BEVERLY A.

Caldwell, Beverly A., 61, homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Mortuary, Derby.

Survivors: husband, Dean; sons, Tom, Perry, both of Derby, Bill of Frankfort, Ky.; mother, Frances Durling, brother, John Durling, both of Fort Scott; sister, Barbara Orr of Lawton, Okla.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 27 Dec 1998)


CAMPBELL, GARY L.

Campbell, Gary L., 56, retired U.S. Navy, died Sunday, June 27, 1999. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Pam; sons, Shannon of Valley Center, Travis of Wichita; daughter, Michelle of Wichita; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with The National Kidney Foundation of Kansas, 1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 107, Westwood, Kan. 66205.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 29 June 1999)


CANFIELD, DONALD "GREG"

Canfield, Donald "Greg," 55, insurance salesman, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Mulvane.

Survivors: wife, Judy; son, Matthew, daughter, Stephanie Parkman, all of Wichita; brothers, Richard of Mulvane, Randy of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren. Memorial established with Veterans Administration. Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 19 Nov 2002)


CANFIELD, DONALD W.

Canfield, Donald W., 68, retired independent shoe sales representative, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Richard of Mulvane, Greg of Wichita, Randy of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church and Ex-POW Medical Search. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 7 Aug 1992)


CANFIELD, DOROTHY E.

Canfield, Dorothy E., 73, homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mulvane First Baptist Church.

Survivors: sons, Donald of Wichita, Richard of Mulvane, Randy of Blue Springs, Mo.; brother, Bill Riley of California, Mo.; sisters, JoAnn Weichen of Sedalia, Mo., Ruth Ellen Dillingham of Warrensburg, Mo.; seven grandchi ldren; one great-grandchild. Memorials established with Mulvane First Baptist Church and Mulvane Senior Center. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 30 Jan 2001)


CARDWELL, SHIRLEY

DERBY - Cardwell, Shirley, 69, retired owner of the Madsion Avenue Hair Salon, passed away Jan. 5, 2008. Visitation: 4-8 pm Monday Jan. 7, 2008 at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Service: 2 pm Tuesday Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 1315 S. Rock Rd., Derby, KS, graveside to follow at the Mulvane Cemetery. She is preceded in death by her son Tim and his wife Nancy Cardwell.

Survivors: husband Ken Cardwell, Mulvane, children, Kevin (Cheryl) Cardwell Mulvane, Debbie Poteete, Derby, and Bruce (Brenda) Cardwell, Mulvane, grandchi ldren, Jeremy Parvin, Cara Leeds, Amy Fairchild, Danielle and Melissa Poteete, Autumn and Brock Cardwell, sister, Linda (John) Heiman, Loveland, CO, brothers , Bob (Linda) Freed, Cheyenne, WY, Greg (Jessi) Freed, Tallahassee, FL. Memorials to Cross of Glory Lutheran Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com. Arrangements with Smith Mortuary, Derby.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/6/2008.


CAREY, HAROLD F.

Carey, Harold F., 67, formerly of Mulvane, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003 at Yuma Medical Center, Yuma, Ariz. No visitation. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Mulvane.

He was born in Arnett, Okla. on Jan. 25, 1936 to Sam and Daisy Carey. He was a machinist at Boeing for 32 years. He retired in 1991. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mulvane, the Mulvane Masonic Lodge and was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eunice Willyard.

Survivors: wife, Connie; sons, Bradley of Derby, Brent of Rootstown, Ohio; daughter, Melody Hogoboom of El Dorado; sisters, Jean Rhodes of Guthrie, Okla., Millie Thomas of Mission Viejo, Calif.; seven grandchildren. Memorials established with American Lung Association and First Baptist Church Youth Ministries, Mulvane. Smith Mortuary, Derby and Kammann Mortuary, Yuma, Ariz.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 March 2003)


CARLSON, FLOYD A.

Carlson, Floyd A., 79, retired farmer, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Ivalee; daughters, Joyce Kells of Waldorf, Md., Diane Ryno of Mulvane, Darlene Carlson, Marlene Carlson both of Overland Park; brother, Oscar Carlson of Arkansas City; two grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 31 Jan 2000)


CARMICHAEL, H. E. "MIKE"

Carmichael, H.E. "Mike," 85, retired Boeing Wichita quality controller, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Senter-Smith Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Preceded in death by son, Steve Carmichael.

Survivors: wife, Mary; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Janella Carmicha el, Dan and Mindy Carmichael all of Mulvane, Dave and Cindy Carmichael of Wichita; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and W.R. Mullens of Graham, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Steve Carmichael Scholarship Fund in c/o Williams Educational Fund, University of Kansas, Lawrence 66044.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 4 July 2002)


CARMICHAEL, MARK S. "STEVE"

Carmichael, Mark S. "Steve," 53, of Gladstone, Mo., formerly of Mulvane, A. Zahner Architectural Metals business manager, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Paula; sons, Jacob of Kansas City, Morgan of Lawrence; stepsons, Eric Freidlin, Brent Freidlin; stepdaughter, Jami Hanks all of Wichita; parents, H.E. and Mary Carmichael of Mulvane; brothers, Jim, Dan both of Mulvane, Dave of Wichita; sister, Cindy Mullens of Graham, Wash.; grandchi ldren, Rush Hanks, Spencer Cummings. Memorial established with Steve Carmicha el Scholarship Fund c/o Williams Educational Fund, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 Dec 2001)


CARPENTER, CLAUDE GLEN

Carpenter, Claude Glen, 54, truck driver, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Debra Decaire-Carpenter; sons, Larry, Jeramy Newport, daughters, Carrie Hancock, Candace Jockers, all of Wichita; father, Albert, brothers, Harry, Clarence, Ed, David, Kenneth, Robert, all of Topeka; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 17 July 1998)


CARR, ABIGAIL MARIE

Carr, Abigail Marie, infant daughter of Ron and Stephanie Carr, was stillborn September 3. Services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Tuesday, in the Garden Chapel of Watson Funeral Home. Other survivors include step-brothers, Broc, Blake, step-sister, Brooke, grandparents, Mark and Saundra Werth, Ernie Carr. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.watsonfuneral.com. Watson's Garden Chapel, 3201 S. Webb Road.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/6/2004.


CARR, ELSIE

Carr, Elsie, 62, of Yukon, Okla., formerly of Mulvane and Liberal, died Monday, July 3, 2000. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Town and Country Christian Church, Yukon.

Survivors: son, Ronald of Muncy Valley, Pa.; daughters, Deborah Page of Denton, Texas, Barbara McIlvried of North Augusta, S.C., Christine Waters of Yukon; mother, Laura Rosendale of Mulvane; brothers, John Lee of Garden Grove, Calif., George of Haysville, Charles of Mulvane, Richard of Philippine Islands; sister, Peggy Sass of Mich.; nine grandchildren. Smith & Turner Mortuary, Yukon.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 4 July 2000)


CARR, FREDIA IDA (HAPPY)

FREDIA IDA (HAPPY) CARR, 73, of Wichita, homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 7, 1988. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors: son, Donald of Yukon, Okla.; daughter, Nola Hook of Wichita; brother, Bert Happy of Teresita, Mo.; sister, Minnie Foster of Mountainview, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Broadway Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 8 Oct 1988)


CARROLL, CHESTER T.

Carroll, Chester T., 88, of Heber Springs, Ark., formerly of Mulvane, retired painter, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Mulvane (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Betty; sons, Cary of Mulvane, Mark of El Dorado; daughters, Zona Smith of Yellville, Ark., Carolyn Gray of El Dorado, Zelda Shipp of Mexico, Mo.; stepdaughters, Lois Bailey, Kay Johnson, both of Heber Springs, Ark., Geraldean Hazelwood of Hopewell, Ark.; sister, Louise Plumley of Andover; 41 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 29 Oct 1999)


CARROLL, FLORENCE T.

Carroll, Florence T., 90, homemaker, died Sunday, March 17, 1996. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Survivors: sister, Lula York of Parsons; several nieces and nephews.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 19 March 1996)


CARROLL, GLADYS ANNA

Carroll, Gladys Anna, 95, homemaker, died Tuesday, July 16, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: daughter, Katheleen Gallagher of Elkhart, Ind.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Catholic Care Center and the Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter. Hillside Funeral Home East.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 19 July 1996)


CARSON, FRANK, JR.

FRANK CARSON, JR. WAS DEDICATED TO AIDING COMMUNITY


When Mulvane first started Old Settlers Days, Frank Carson Jr. didn't sit around wishing that somebody would tidy up the city for the celebration.

Instead, he organized groups of volunteers with lawn mowers and weed eaters to spruce up the town and pick up trash from the surrounding highways.

That's the kind of person Mr. Carson was, his friends and family said - a leader who, despite a busy schedule as chairman of the board and chief executive of Mulvane State Bank, spent his life tending to those in need or otherwise helping his community.

He would quietly help an elderly person unable to care for himself, find a job for a troubled teen or send money anonymously to a struggling college student. But he never wanted anyone to know.

"He's the type of person who always inspired by example," said John Myers, secretary/treasurer of the Wichita Scottish Rite Temple, where Mr. Carson was a 33rd-degree Mason, the highest rank. He also served as chairman of the temple trustees.

Mr. Carson, 71, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with cancer.

Until just before his death, Mr. Carson remained active in the business of the bank. He was at his desk by 7 a.m. after his daily breakfast and coffee with cronies at Al and Betty's in Mulvane, now Laurie's Kitchen, said his son, Frank Carson III.

Well-known throughout Mulvane and the state's banking community, Mr. Carson built the bank from less than $1 million in assets to about $50 million today, his son said. Until his death, Mr. Carson also served on Intrust Bank's board of directors.

"He went (to Mulvane) as a very young man and made a great success of the bank and was a great pillar of the community," said C.Q. "Chuck" Chandler, chief executive of Intrust Bank.

Banking was, and is, a Carson family affair. Mr. Carson's father served as president and chairman of the board of Wichita's First National Bank, now Intrust Bank. Mr. Carson ran the Mulvane bank he bought with his father by happenstance in 1949.

The two went to purchase a bank in Fowler. At the last minute, the owner decided not to sell. Almost as an afterthought, they decided to stop in Mulvane on the way home and talk to the owners of the Mulvane bank. They struck a deal that afternoon.

Both sons have followed Mr. Carson into the business. Frank Carson III is president and Curtis "Kit" Carson is vice president of Mulvane State Bank.

Mr. Carson was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Wichita and graduated from North High School. He attended Wichita University, now Wichita State, before serving in the army as a combat engineer.

He served as a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Society for Crippled Children, a member of the board of trustees of the Kansas Masonic Foundation in Topeka and vice chairman of the Kansas Scottish Rite Foundation. He was active in the Kansas Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association.

Mr. Carson was treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Sedgwick County Rural Water District Number 3, and he helped the district double its size.

"I just learned so many things from him in the world of finance and also a lot of common sense things," said Larry Smith, the water district's operations manager.

Mr. Carson, who had been active with Old Settlers Day since the 1950s, reigned with his wife, Leslie, as king and queen of the celebration last year.

The two met through mutual friends, marrying on Dec. 21, 1946.

The couple's four children include two daughters, Margaret Houston of Wichita and Cathy Leadbeater of St. Louis.

Other than his wife and four children, Mr. Carson is survived by a brother, Dr. John Carson of La Jolla, Calif.; three sisters, Virginia Garver of Severy, Frances Price Aitchison of Wichita and Caroline Conkey of Creed, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and the Kansas Society for Crippled Children. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Molly McMillin writes about banking, insurance and retail. She can be reached at 269-6708.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 10 Feb 1996)


CARSON, LESLIE JEAN (PARKER)

Carson, Leslie Jean (Parker), 79, passed away Dec. 22, 2003. Funeral services 11:00 am, Saturday, Mulvane United Methodist Church. Mrs. Carson was born May 20, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri to Leslie James Parker and Margaret Lelah (McPherson) Parker. She was raised in Wichita and graduated from East High School. She also attended Wichita University, where she majored in music and was a member of the Sorosis Sorority. On December 21, 1946, she and Frank L. Carson, Jr. were joined in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Carson was a member of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Wichita; a member of the P.E.O., Chapter DJ; a past Director of the Mulvane State Bank Board and Mulvane Bankshares, Inc.; past president of the Mulvane Federated Women's Club and a past member of The Mulvane Planning Commission. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Carson, Jr. Survivors include: sons, Frank L. Carson, III of Mulvane, Kansas and Curtis J. Carson of Derby, Kansas; daughters, Margaret Carson Houston of Wichita, Kansas and Catherine Carson Leadbeater of St. Louis, Missouri; and nine grandchi ldren. Memorials have been established with The Kansas Society for Crippled Children, 106 W. Douglas, Suite 900, Wichita, KS 67202 and Sunflower Lane at Larksfield Place, 2828 Governeour, Wichita, KS 67226. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 12/23/2003 - 12/26/2003.


CARVER-HILL, LOTTIE

Carver-Hill, Lottie, 92, retired Mulvane public schools teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: son, Dr. Larry of New Orleans; daughter, Patricia Unruh of Chino, Calif.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Lottie Carver-Hill Educational Scholarship Fund. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 15 Feb 1998)


CASH, CHARLES N.

Cash, Charles N., 76, disabled American veteran, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Mulvane (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Helen; son, Nicholas, sisters, Bea Walker, Eva Lee Spencer, all of Wichita; one grandchild. Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 6 Oct 1995)


CASH, CLARENCE L.

HAYSVILLE - Cash, Clarence L., age 84, retired Asbestos Workers Local 15 employee, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006. Visitation 1 - 8 p.m. Friday, Smith Mortuary, 7031 S. Broadway. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Assembly of God, 1100 E. Grand. Survivors include: wife, Dorothy; sons, George L. of Udall, Clarence W. "Corkey" of Haysville, Frank R. of Haysville, Carroll E. of Wichita and Ronnie L. of Andover; daughter, Colleen Ladzun of Rosemount, MN; brother, Lawrence of Douglass; sister, Gladys Cory, Seneca, MO; 17 grandchi ldren and 27 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with First Assembly of God, 1100 E. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060. View tributes at smithfam ilymortuaries.com. Smith Mortuary, Haysville in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 6/9/2006.


CASH, HELEN N.

Cash, Helen N., 81, homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Broadway Mortuary.

Survivors: son, Nick of Wichita; one grandchild.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 Oct 1998)


CASH, LINDA SUE "WENDY"

LINDA SUE "WENDY" CASH, 38, of Mulvane, homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mulvane First Baptist Church.

Survivors: husband, George; son, James at home; daughter, Chanda Crow of Coffeyville; stepsons, George, David, both at home; stepdaughter, Christina of Wichita; mother, Ruby Lambert of Newton; brothers, Mike Chronister of Mulvane, Pat Chronister of Sedgwick; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Mulvane First Baptist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 24 Jan 1989)


CASH, ROBERT JOE

DERBY - Cash, Robert Joe, 59, died June 25, 2003. No visitation; graveside memorial service 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003 at Mulvane Cemetery. He was born Jan. 15, 1944 the son of the late Robert and L. Florence Cash-Frisbie. Survivors include: brother, Walter Cash, Manhattan; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Smith Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/28/2003.


CASH, SAMUEL DAVID, JR., "SAM"

PECK -
Cash, Samuel David Jr. "Sam," 45, passed away May 3, 2008 in Kansas. Sam was a good and loving father to his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel D. Sr. and Margaret Louise Copley Cash. Survivors: son, David K. Cash of Tulsa; daughter, Miranda D. Cash of Haysville; ex-wife, Dawn Anne Cash of Wichita; sisters, Lounita (Don) Anderson of Peck, Lee (Dean) Peer of Tulsa, Lavonne Wise of Golden, CO, Lena (Kevin) Cash of Greeley, CO; nieces, Margaret (Jim) Cooke, Lana Peer, Lavonne Cooke, Elizabeth Cooke; nephew, Jonathan Cooke; numerous cousins. Viewing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 S.E. Louis Blvd., Mulvane; graveside service 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, Mulvane Cemetery. Church service following at 5:30 p.m. at College Hill Church of Christ, 438 Emery, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 7 May 2008)


CATON, NELL

Caton, Nell, 78, homemaker, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1992. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Donna Nell Swindle of Wichita, Carole Anne Nease of Mulvane; sister, Doniree Curry of Mobile, Ala.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 28 Dec 1992)


CATON, WILLIE ROBERT

Caton, Willie Robert, 89, retired barber, died Saturday, July 11, 1992. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Nell; daughters, Donna Nell Swindle of Wichita, Carole Anne Nease of Mulvane; sister, Lena Pere of Miami; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 13 July 1992)


CATT, BESSIE C.

CLEARWATER - Catt, Bessie C., 79, formerly of Winfield, died Sept 4, 2004. Service 2:30pm Wed, Mulvane City Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Jimmie, David, & Jerry Samples; daughters, Linda Jarboe, Jeannie Prescott; brother, Ralph Shackelford; sisters, Ethel Tackett, Flora Lou Hooper, Joyce Meriweather. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/7/2004.


CATT, L. MARION

Catt, L. Marion, 75, retired cook, died Sunday, July 21, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mulvane (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Bessie; aunt who helped raised him, Martha Plummer of St. Joseph, Mo.; stepsons, Jimmie Samples of Phoenix, David Samples of Winfield, Jerry Samples of Wichita; stepdaughters, Linda Jarboe of Wichita, Jeannie Prescott of Fort Lupton, Colo.; 12 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 23 July 1996)


CAYWOOD, DONALD R.

Caywood, Donald R., 67, retired McConnell Air Force Base cook, died Sunday, July 5, 1998. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Colonial Heights Assembly of God.

Survivors: wife, Ola Mae; sons, Jim of Andover, Glenn of Haysville; brother, Frank of Tulsa; sister, Mary Lou Drace of Las Vegas; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Colonial Heights Assembly of God. Smith Mortuary, Derby.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 7 July 1998)


CESSNA, RUTH MARGARET PFINGSTEN

RUTH MARGARET PFINGSTEN CESSNA, 70, of 4960 S. Seneca, Pfingsten Retail Liquor sales manager, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: sons, Eddie Pfingsten, Marvel Pfingsten, both of Mulvane; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 6 Feb 1988)


CHIPPEAUX, MARY LOU

MULVANE - Chippeaux, Mary Lou, 80, passed away April 2, 2005 at her home in San Benito, TX. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary service at 7:30 p.m. all at Senter-Smith Mortuary; funeral mass 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mary Lou was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Anthony, KS, the daughter of the late Howard and Florence (Smithisler) Kastens. On April 12, 1947, she married Robert "Bob" Chippeaux in Anthony. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2003. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Phil and Tom Kastens. Mary Lou spent her free time playing bridge, decorating cakes for family and friends, clogging, sewing and quilting .

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Slavens, San Benito, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jacquie Chippeaux, Mulvane; grandchi ldren, Stacey Mickens, Shelly Henry, Shawn Slavens, Kristin and Kierra Chippeaux; great-grandchildren, Taylor Slavens, Kelsee and Morgan Henry, Connor and Cooper Mickens; siblings, Virginia Warren, Derby, Howard Lee Kastens, Anthony. A memorial has been established with St. Michael Catholic Church, 525 E. Main St., Mulvane, KS 67110.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 4/3/2005 - 4/6/2005.


CHIPPEAUX, ROBERT "BOB"

MULVANE - Chippeaux, Robert "Bob," 79, retired co-owner and operator of Warren-Chippeaux Texaco and Chippeaux Machine Shop, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-7 p.m. Sunday; rosary 7 pm Sunday, all at Senter-Smith Mortuary; funeral service 10 am Monday, St. Michael Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Mary Lou, Mulvane; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Slavens, Topeka; son and daughter-in-law, Bob J. and Jacquie Chippeaux, Mulvane; brothers, Dave Chippeaux, Towanda, Dean Chippeaux , Wichita; grandchi ldren, Stacey Mickens, Shelly Henry, Shawn Slavens, Kristin Chippeaux, Kierra Chippeaux; great-grandchildren, Taylor Slavens, Kelsee Henry, Morgan Henry, Conner Mickens, Cooper Mickens. Preceded in death by his parents, August and Marilla (Lamb) Chippeaux and a brother, Charles Chippeaux. Memorial with St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund, 525 North Main, Mulvane, KS 67110.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 10/4/2003 - 10/5/2003.


CHURCH, EARLINE (McCOY)

EARLINE (McCOY) CHURCH, 67, of Mulvane, homemaker, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: husband, Maitland; son, Gerald of Mulvane; daughters, Shirley Holt of Okmulgee, Okla., Norma Batson of Arlington, Texas, Charlene Wayman of Mulvane; mother, Rachel McCoy, brother, Ray McCoy, both of Wichita; six grandchildren.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 27 Aug 1987)


CHURCH, MAITLAND A.

MAITLAND A. CHURCH, 80, of Mulvane, retired Boeing Military Airplane Co. employee and farmer, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1988. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: son, Gerald of Mulvane; daughters, Charlene Wayman of Mulvane, Norma Batson of Arlington, Texas, Shirley Holt of Okmulgee, Okla.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 13 Jan 1988)


CLARK, EDNA K.

EDNA K. CLARK, 62, of Mulvane, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: daughters, Patricia Clingerman, Rita Titus, both of Mulvane; brothers, Clifford Fitzwater of Wichita, Clarence Fitzwater of Belle Plaine; sister, Pearline Simonsen of Mulvane; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the First Assembly of God.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 3 Apr 1986)


CLARKSON, DEWITT T.

MULVANE - Clarkson, Dewitt T., 73, retired owner/operator of Clarkson Electric and retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer, died Feb. 15, 2006. Visitation 1 to 8pm Thur.; service 2pm Fri. all at Senter-Smith Mortuary; military burial honors will follow in the Mulvane Cemetery. Dewitt was preceded in death by his parents and 20 siblings.

Survivors: wife, Cleo Clarkson, Mulvane; children and their spouses, Mark & Elizabeth Clarkson, Wichita, Steven & Lucy Clarkson, Mulvane, Debra & David Frase, Mulvane, Ember Clarkson, Wichita; 4 grandchildren. A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Send condolences to smithfamilymortuary.com
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/16/2006.


CLASEN, BERNARD ROBERT

Clasen, Bernard Robert, 64, Boeing Wichita transportation driver, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday, service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost.

Survivors: wife, Barbara; sons, Ronald of Peck, Timothy of Goddard, Jason of Cheney; daughters, Rita Perkins of Cheney, Terrie Kristek of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Joseph of Mulvane, James of Garden Plain, Ray of Wichita, Reynold of Maize; sisters, Lorrain Thome, Margaret Ast, both of Goddard, Mary Ann Thome of Clearwater, Patsy Harris of Wichita, Jean Banks of Santa Fe, Texas; 11 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 16 Nov 1996)


CLASEN, HERBERT C. "HERB"

MULVANE - Clasen, Herbert C. "Herb", age 80, farmer and retired Beech aircraft worker, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2008. Visitation Monday, February 4, 2008 1-4 pm Senter Smith Mortuary 501 S.E. Blvd., Mulvane. Rosary 7pm Monday, St. Michael Catholic Church, 545 E. Main, Mulvane. Funeral Mass 11 am Tuesday, February 5, 2008 St. Michael Catholic Church. Graveside service to follow Mulvane Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 granddaughters, and 1 great granddaughter.

Survivors: loving wife of 58 years, Alice, Mulvane, children, Daniel (Carolyn) Clasen, Denver, CO, Dennis (Connie) Clasen, Mulvane, Ed. (Donna) Clasen, Peck, Kathy (John) Clasen, Udall, Karen (Jerry) Taylor, Salina, Marilyn (Roger) Murphy, Udall, and Mike (Lori) Clasen, Derby, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren, brother, Raymond Clasen, Andale, sister, Matilda Smarsh, St. Marks, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements with Senter-Smith Mortuary, phone number 316-777-1632.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 2/4/2008 - 2/5/2008.


CLAY, IVY M., JR, "CLAY"

MULVANE - Clay, Ivy M. Jr. "Clay," 84, retired USPS mail carrier, Wichita, died May 23, 2006. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Senter-Smith Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Friday, Immanuel Baptist Church, Wichita; burial will follow in Mulvane Cemetery, Ivy was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Durham, Okla, the son of Ivy M. and Daisy (Gillispie) Clay. On Jan. 10, 1942, he married Lola May Grantz in Medford, Okla. Ivy served our nation in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Ivy was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruby Northcutt.

Survivors: wife, Lola M. Clay; sisters, Violet Foster, Neodesha, Jewell Gilliland, Maize. Memorial established with Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka, Wichita 67211.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 5/25/2006.


CLAYTOR, BERTHA L.

Claytor, Bertha L., 45, formerly of Wichita, former Medicalodge of Goddard certified nurse assistant, died Monday, Aug. 15, 1994. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Mark of Independence, Sean of Severy; daughters, Jennifer Thomas of Independence, DeeAnna of Longton; sisters, Velma Ralston of Grove, Okla., Emiley Wilson of Severy, Ida Owens of El Dorado; half brother, Clarence Rose of Whitewater; 12 grandchildren. Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 18 Aug 1994)


COBB, LESLIE HENRY, M.D.

MULVANE - Cobb, Leslie Henry M.D., was born near Arnett, OK on July 26, 1917, the tenth of eleven children. He was in the Civil Conservation Corps before enlisting in the Army. He began his medical education while still in the service and graduated from Baylor University School of Medicine. He was married to Jeannette Helen Sward on May 14, 1942. After serving his internship at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, he opened his own practice in Mulvane in 1948. Dr. Cobb served Mulvane as the town doctor for 40 years, During his time in Mulvane, he served on the Mulvane School Board and the Villa Maria board of directors, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, assisted with the developm ent of the ambulance service for Mulvane and sponsored numerous youth baseball teams. House calls and late night trips to the office to treat the injured townsfolk were the norm. He continued to provide his services to indigents at free medical clinics after his retirement. His marriage to Jeannette ended with her untimely death in 1974. Seven children were born to them, with five surviving: Frank and wife, Jeannine of Wichita, Carolyn and husband, Clark Shultz of Wichita, Steve and wife, Jan of Seattle, Dennis and wife, Katie of Louisville and Gary of the home. He was preceded in death by son, Donald and a daughter, Patricia. He remarried Gail Elizabeth Couch, and is also survived by children from his marriage to Gail: Rhonda and husband, Ron Turner of Wyandott e, OK, Cheryl Couch of Mulvane and Kyle Couch and wife, Kimberly of Wichita. The two of them became active foster parents, which resulted in their having one child of their own; Alayna and husband, Rob Kempf of Derby. He considered his family to include 11 children; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Leslie Henry Cobb M.D., left this earth as a result of congestive heart failure on Oct. 25, 2003, having left a lasting impression on family, friends and a whole town of grateful patients. Visitation 9 a.m.t o 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Senter-Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leslie H. Cobb Memorial Scholarship Fund through Senter-Smith Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 10/28/2003.


CODY, DORIS B.

MULVANE - Cody, Doris B., 93, homemaker, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Visitation: 3-8 pm Monday, January 14, 2008. Funeral service: 2 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2008, both at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 510 SE Louis Blvd., Mulvane. She is preceded in death by her husband Emery.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and Craig Cruit of Augusta; nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church Music Department, 107 S. Central, Mulvane. Arrangements with Senter-Smith Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/13/2008.


CODY, EMERY E.

MULVANE - Cody, Emery E., 91, loving husband, father and friend, died Sept. 7, 2004 at his home in Mulvane. Visitation 2 to 8 pm Thur. at Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane; funeral service 2 pm Fri. at Mulvane United Methodist Church; burial will follow in Mulvane Cemetery. Emery was born Jan. 12, 1913 in Cedarvale, the son of the late Cyrus and Nelia (Savage) Cody. On July 16, 1936 he married Doris B. Brewer in Arkansas City. She survives. He and Doris lived in Arkansas City until 1954 when they moved to Mulvane. Emery retired from Boeing where he worked as an electrician. He was a member of the Mulvane UMC and Mulvane Masonic Lodge. Other survivors include; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn & Craig Cruit, Augusta, KS; brother, Kelsey Cody, Longton, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Memorial with Mulvane UMC Music Ministry.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/9/2004.

COFFEY, PAULINE M.

Coffey, Pauline M., 91, retired telephone operator and Mulvane school cook, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: husband, William Jackson; sons, William Howard of St. Charles, Mo., Charles Jackson of Manchester, Mo.; daughters, Dorothy May James, Pauline Kay McKee, both of Mulvane, Betty Jane Stukey, Mary Ellen Zwemke, both of Wichita; sister, Velda L. Orrell of Wellington; 16 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Andover Healthcare Center, Mulvane Senior Citizens Center. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 5 Dec 1992)


COLE, GLADYS LEVON

Cole, Gladys Levon, 93, homemaker, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church, Derby.

Survivors: son, Don of Mulvane; sister, Mary King of Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Calvary Baptist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 28 Aug 1998)


COLE, JOHN W.

Cole, John W., 28, Best Western (Park City) maintenance employee, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today; service 2 p.m. Monday, both at Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane; burial at Mulvane Cemetery.

Mr. Cole was born on Jan. 30, 1974 in Wichita to Don Clarence Cole and Renita Belle Young.

On Feb. 20, 2002, he married Shana Danene Kramer in Wichita.

Survivors: wife, Shana Cole; stepson, Michael Pinkham both of Wichita; stepdaughter, Chelsea Kramer of Hutchinson; father and stepmother, Don and Grace Cole of Mulvane; mother and stepfather, Renita and Lester Keller of Wichita; brother, Luke C. Cole of Mulvane, Matthew J. Cole of Waco, Texas, Max Stout of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, Donita Hock of Mulvane, Angela Navarro of Ellenwood, Ga., Levon Holden of Andover, Shirley Dobbs of Mulvane, Rachel DeCourcey of Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial established with Salvation Army Thrift Store, John W. Cole Memorial Fund, 350 N. Main, Wichita, 67202.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 20 Oct 2002)


COLE, ROBERT L.

Cole, Robert L., 62, retired KP&L Gas Service inspector foreman, died Monday, Feb. 5, 1996. Service 2 p.m. today, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mulvane.

Survivors: wife, Darlene; daughter, Mary Davenport of Mulvane; mother, Lora Cole Mitzner of Wichita; sister, Marjorie Peppers of Flagler Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane Tree Planting Program. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 9 Feb 1996)


COLEMAN, CLARENCE C.

Coleman, Clarence C., 87, retired farmer, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mulvane Brethren Church.

Survivors: wife, H. Lucille; stepson, Darrell Davis of Cashmere, Wash.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane Brethren Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 12 Feb 1997)



COLEMAN, FOREST "DUTCH"

FOREST "DUTCH" COLEMAN, 84, of Mulvane, retired Mulvane School custodian and bus driver, died Saturday, June 27, 1987. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Susie; son, David Forest address unknown; brothers, Clarence C., Roy A., both of Mulvane; sister, Beulah Davis of Wichita; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with the Mulvane Senior Citizen Center and Mulvane EMS. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 29 June 1987


COLEMAN, ROY A.

Coleman, Roy A., 77, retired rural mail carrier, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1995. Service 1:30 p.m. Friday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; son, Jack of Mulvane; daughter, Pam Whitaker of Liberty, Mo.; brother, Clarence of Mulvane; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 5 Jan 1995)


COLEMAN, ELIZABETH

MULVANE - Coleman, Elizabeth, 82, retired teacher and librarian, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Senter-Smith Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulvane United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Roy and twin sister, Elaine Hartman,

Survivors: daughter, Pam Whitaker, Wichita; son, Jack Coleman, Mulvane; brother, Keith Oliver, Overland Park; sister, Margaret Walker, St. Louis, MO; 6 grandchildren. Memorials to the Mulvane United Methodist Church.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/19/2004.


COLEMAN, SUSIE E.

Coleman, Susie E., 88, homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: son, David of Wichita; three grandchildren; four great-gr andchildren. Memorials established with Mulvane Senior Citizens Center and Mulvane First Baptist Church Youth. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 12 Dec 2000)


COLLIATIE, STANTON "STAN"

MULVANE - Colliatie, Stanton "Stan," 50, Boeing Wichita Technical Instruct or for 23 years, died Monday, June 16, 2003. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; service 10 a.m. Friday, all at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Burial at Mulvane Cemetery. He was born Oct. 29, 1952 in Wichita, KS, the son of John and Beverly (Willison) Colliatie. A former resident of Dodge City, KS and class of 1971 high school graduate. On April 23, 1977 he married Sherry S. Poe in Wichita, KS. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1972 to 1980. He was a member of Mulvane Christian Church. Preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors: wife, Sherry Colliatie; sons and daughter-in-law, Shane and Deanna, and Shaun Colliatie, all of Mulvane; brothers, Steve, Scott, Stuart, Spencer, and Sid Colliatie; sister, Sherri Lynn Fletcher; father and stepmoth er, John and Joyce Colliatie of Overland Park; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial with Kansas Special Olympics, 5280 Foxridge Dr., Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 6/18/2003.


COLLIER, LAKEN CHELE

Collier, Laken Chele, infant daughter of Brian and Shannon Collier of Wichita, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998. Service 3 p.m. Tuesday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: sisters, Shayna, Ashley, both of the home; grandparents, Dottie Steinle of Mulvane, Earl and Judy Steinle of Winfield, Ramona Collier-Stapleton of Mulvane, Michael Collier of Honey Creek, Iowa; great-grandparents, Ed and Virginia Steinle of Mulvane, Zella Mitts of Alva, Okla., Geraldine Drylie of Mulvane, Paul and Doris Collier of Honey Creek. Memorial has been established with Via Christi Children's Miracle Network. Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 2 March 1998)


COMSTOCK, KEVIN WAYNE

Comstock, Kevin Wayne, 32, sales employee, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Rolling Hills Church of God, 8605 W. Maple.

Survivors: parents, Jerry and Phyllis Comstock; daughter, Sara Comstock; brothers, Ricky of Mulvane, Jerry Jr. of Derby; sister, Cathy Bledsoe of Mulvane. Memorial established with the family. Advantage Funeral Services, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 10 Nov 2002)


CONKLIN, MARGARET E.

MULVANE - Conklin, Margaret E., age 97, retired St. Joseph Medical Center, Medical Records Librarian and former Teacher and Mulvane City Librarian, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends 5-7 p.m. at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 SE Louis Blvd. Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Mulvane United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robison Conklin.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jon Lippincott of Cheyenne, WY; grandchildren, Mark and wife Karen Lippincott of Rapid City, SD and Michelle Lippencott of Greenbay, WI; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Ethan and Molly Lippencott. A memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodis t Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane, KS 67110. View tributes at www.smithfamilym ortuaries.com. Senter-Smith Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 3/30/2006 - 3/31/2006.


CONNET, BENNET H., JR.

Connet, Bennet H. Jr., 77, went home to be with the Lord, November 15, 2006. Visitation with the family present 3-6 PM Saturday. Viewing 12-5 PM Sunday, both at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS. Services 10 AM, Monday at Mulvane United Methodist Church. Benny was preceded in death by Elma his wife of 47 years.

Survivors: son, Marvin (Jackie) Connet of Wichita; daughter, Marilyn (Matthew) Percell of Marion, KS; sisters, Twila Faye Connet of Andover, KS; Wilma Jean Swaggart of Wichita; Marvalee (Butch) Heun of Wichita; grandchi ldren, Austin Marie, Shelby Cheyenne, Montana Dawn, Myria Yongwei, dear friend, Nadine Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Christian burial to follow at Mulvane Cemetery.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 11/17/2006 - 11/19/2006.


CONNET, ELMA MARIE

Connet, Elma Marie, 66, homemaker and craftsperson, died Monday, July 10, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita.

Survivors: husband, Bennet Jr.; son, Marvin of Wichita; daughter, Marilyn Percell of Marion; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Assistance League of Wichita-Bear Hugs.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 11 July 2000


COOKE, ROBERT C.

PECK - Cooke, Robert C., 62, retired Boeing Machinist, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Visitation: 4-8pm Saturday, 2-8pm Sunday at Smith Mortuary, 7031 S. Broadway, Haysville. Service: 2pm Monday, April 21, 2008, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby. He is preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Wilma Cooper Cooke and brother Don Cooke.

Survivors: wife Beverly; sons Dwight (Kathy) Cooke of Fairland, OK., Vance (Debra) Cooke of Peck; daughters Jayme Comstock of Clearwater, Paula (Steven Throop) Cooke of Belle Plaine; sister Kay of Australia; 7 grandchildren. Memorials to Derby Dialysis Center, Derby or American Heart Association.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 4/19/2008 - 4/20/2008.


COOPER, LONNIE D.

MULVANE - Cooper, Lonnie D., age 62, rancher and truck driver, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. Visitation 1-8pm Wednesday and Thursday, with family receiving friends 5-7pm both days, funeral service 2pm Friday, Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. He is preceded in death by his wife, Susann.

Survivors: son, Victor (Barbara) Cooper, Mulvane; daughters, Brenda (Jim) Gibbs, Udall, Misse (Matt) Swiggart, Haysville; grandchildren, Megan Cooper, Lucas Gibbs, Darrick and Ryan Swiggart and Bailey Gibbs. Memorials to: Mulvane Emergency Services, 910 E. Main, Mulvane, KS 67110. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com. Smith Mortuary, Derby in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 2/12/2008 - 2/13/2008.


COOPER, SUSANN K.

Cooper, Susann K., 48, Wichita Clinic medical records department clerk, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Mortuary, Derby.

Survivors: husband, Lonnie of Mulvane; son, Victor of Mulvane; daughters, Brenda Gibbs, Misse Swiggart, both of Wichita; brothers, John Harder, Bill Gale, both of Wichita, Bud Harder of Coleman, S.D.; sisters, Hilda Ely of Clearwater, Margaret Ann Tilley of Augusta, Donna Regnary of Wellington, Donice Chapman of Brookings, S.D.; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Cancer Society.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 1 Jan 1995)


COPELAND, HILMA

MULVANE - Hagg, Hilma L. (Copeland), 93, died April 2, 2005. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Senter-Smith Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mulvane United Methodist Church. Hilma was preceded in death by husbands, Charles Copeland and Ivan Hagg; son, Charles Lee Copeland; stepson, Carl Hagg; brothers, Alva, Harold, Kenneth and Wayne Wilson.

Survivors: daughter, Lorene and Delbert Humphries, Mulvane; stepchildren, Julie Herman, Carol Rodriguez, Bonnie Ross, Rosalie Stanley, Gregory Hagg; 4 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 17 stepgrea t-grandchildren; 2 stepgreat-great-grandchildren. A memorial has been establis hed with the Council Grove Senior Center.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/4/2005.


CORKERY, LEORA G.

MULVANE - Corkery, Leora G., 93, retired owner of Corkery's Market, died June 29, 2004. No visitation. Service 11 a.m. Wed, 1st Baptist Church, Mulvane.

Survivors: daughters, Karen & Joe Stewart, Mulvane, Linda & Bob Puelston, Brooklyn Park, MN; brother, Ronald & LeMaire Gorbett, Albuquerque, NM; 2 grandchildren.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 7/4/2004.


CORN, RUTH MADGE

RUTH MADGE CORN, 86, of Mulvane, homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: son, Norman W. of Mulvane; daughters, Evelyn J. States of Parkville, Mo., Kathleen J. Reed of Baldwin, Doris J. Gwinn of Cleveland, Okla., Hester L. Shively of Osawatomie, Marilyn L. Dillon of Derby, Janice S. Allen of Pinedale, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 31 Oct 1986)


CORTEST, ROSA L.

Cortest, Rosa L., 65, retired Wichita State University director of handicapped services, died Sunday, May 16, 1993. Service 10 a.m. today, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mulvane.

Survivors: husband, Trinidad; son, Luis of Norman, Okla.; daughter, Celia Chin, brothers, Alex Florez, Basilio Florez, sisters, Belen Sanchez, Mercedes Martinez, all of Wichita; seven grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Rosa L. Cortest Scholarship Fund, Familia Multicultural Center. Senter- Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 19 May 1993)


COSTELLO, RUTH J.

Ruth J. Costello, 64, COS Inc. secretary-treasurer, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 1989. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: husband, Wayne; sons, Michael W. of Mulvane, John F. of Andover; mother, Nina Dudley of Iola. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 26 Nov 1989)


COTTON, WILLIAM F., SR.

MULVANE - Cotton, William F., Sr., age 74, retired City of Mulvane employee , died Friday, June 1, 2007. Visitation 10am-5pm Monday, Senter-Smith Mortuary , 501 SE Louis Blvd. Rosary 7pm Monday with Funeral Mass 10am Tuesday, St. Michael's Catholic Church 525 E. Main. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl Cotton; brother, James Elbert Cotton and a sister, Lola Landis.

Survivors: wife, Mickie; son and daughter-in-law, William, Jr., and Kristel; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Tom Clasen, Belle Plaine; sister, Elsie Shinkle, Augusta; grandchildren, Melinda and Carrie Clasen, Gabe and Grant Cotton. Memorials have been established with St. Michael's Catholic Church, Building Fund, 525 E. Main, Mulvane, KS 67110 and/or Hospice Care of Kansas, 1010 W. 8th, Wellington, KS 67152. View tributes at smithfamilymortu aries.com. Senter-Smith Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 6/3/2007.


COX, ERIC F.

HAYSVILLE -
Cox, Eric F., 27, died Sept 29 in Ala. Graveside services will be Mon. Oct 10, 3pm at Mulvane Cemetery. He is survived by mother, JoJo Rodgers-Moore & step-father Bartley Moore; Father, Clifford Cox; brother, Shadd Cox; sons, Donny Wayne & Steve Austin Cox. Preceded in death by his grandparents. smithfamilymortuaries.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ 9 Oct 2005)


COX, WILLIAM MERVYN

William Mervyn Cox, 84, retired maintenance worker, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 1990. Service 11 a.m. today, Mulvane Cemetery.

No immediate survivors. Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 11 Dec 1990)


CRABTREE, CECIL R. "BUD"

Crabtree, Cecil R. "Bud," 64, retired Air Force still camera photographer and former Wichita police officer, died Sunday, July 19, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Mary; daughter, Lorrie Harris of Bartlesville, Okla.; stepsons, Marty Pelkey of Wichita, Darren Pelkey, Darryl Pelkey, both of Mulvane; stepdaughter, Cheronne Colbert of Olathe; brother, Robert of Marion; sisters, Esther Tyler of Richmond, Va., Joanne Williamson of Arkansas City; three grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 July 1998)


CRAIG, HAZEL M.

Craig, Hazel M., 84, retired teacher, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at her home in Mulvane. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

She was born Jan. 22, 1918 at Newton, the daughter of the late Harry Otto and Myrtle Verena (McQuown) Molzen. A graduate of Bethel College and Kansas State University with an accumulated degree of Masters of Home Economics, she taught in Mulvane until 1969. She also taught a wide array of subjects in a one-room schoolhouse, and taught during her graduate study at K.S.U.

On Nov. 23, 1956, she married Leonard Younger Craig at Mulvane. He died July 27, 1968.

She was a member of the Mulvane United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved in the U.M.C. Women, past conference delegate for the Mulvane United Methodist Church, and helped found the Mother's Day Out program.

She was also actively involved in many other organizations including the BPW (Business and Professional Women), the Eastern Star, Newton Retired Teachers Association, and Walton Co-op. Past president of the Tree Board in Mulvane serving from 1990 to 2000, where she was the first woman in Kansas to receive the State Foresters Award. She also enjoyed gardening and traveling around the U.S. to visit her children.

She also managed the family farm and was a caregiver for the past 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Harry Earl Molzen.

Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Harry Dean and Colleen Craig of Portland, Ore., Larry Gene and Lisa Craig of Oviedo, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Beth Craig-Oatley and Jeff Oatley of Ormond Beach, Fla., Geraldine Kay Craig and Nelson Smith of Detroit; sister, Myrtle Lillian Buller of Duluth, Minn.; grandchildren, Aaron Linenberger, Parker Craig, Jake Oatley and Sam Oatley. Memorial established with Hazel Molzen Craig Scholarship Fund, Human Ecology and/or Environmental Education, Kansas State University Foundati on Center, 2323 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
(Wichita Eagle ~ 26 Dec 2002)


CRAIG, JACK STEPHEN

Jack Stephen Craig, 64, retired Upton Industries research and development employee, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Senter-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Rosella; sons, Jack Ezell of Graham, Wash., Paul M. of Winfield; daughters, Carol Drake of Grants Pass, Ore., Shirley Lewis of Plattsmouth, Neb.; sisters, Marjorie Purdom of Wichita, Louise Brown, Lulu Loiacono, both of San Diego; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 26 Sept 1991)


CRAMER, KEITH M.

Cramer, Keith M., 71, retired Franchise Service, Inc. buyer, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.

Survivors: wife, Maxine; son, Stephen of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Carol Eakin of Wichita; stepdaughters, Dana Dreher of St. Charles, Ill., Janet Dreher of Wichita; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with American Heart Association and Alzheimer's Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 28 Feb 1998)


CRAMER, MAXINE J.

Cramer, Maxine J., age 78, retired secretary for both General Motors and MONY (Mutual of New York), died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Recitation of the rosary 6:30pm Thursday with a funeral mass 2pm Friday, both at the Catholic Care Center Chapel, 6700 E. 45th North, Wichita. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Eunice Grady; husband, Keith Cramer; siblings, Helen Sicka and Robert Grady. Survivors include: children, Dana Dreher, St. Charles, IL, Janet Dreher, Wichita, Carroll (Ron) Eakin, Valley Center, Steve (Karen) Cramer, Frisco, TX; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Francis Grady, Wichita, Doris Porth, Westcliffe, CO. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 and Alzheimer's Disease Association, Inc., 347 S. Laura, Wichita, KS 67211. Services are being handled with Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca, Wichita.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 7/5/2007 - 7/6/2007.


CRAWFORD, IVA M.

IVA M. CRAWFORD, 62, of Mulvane, Sears, Roebuck & Co. salesclerk, died Sunday, April 13, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: husband, Robert W. Sr.; sons, Robert W. Jr., James E., both of Wichita; daughter, Patricia Walker of Mulvane; brother, Elton Mowry of Denver; sisters, Ruth Nielson of Albuquerque, Lorene Ellison of Humboldt, Edna Mae Porter of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church. Senter- Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 15 April 1986)

CRAWFORD, ROBERT W., SR.

Robert W. Crawford Sr., 70, retired Safeway refrigeration engineer, died Monday, March 25, 1991. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: sons, Robert Jr. of Mulvane, James of Wichita; daughter, Patricia Walker of Mulvane; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane United Methodist Church. Senter- Smith Mortuary. Gladys Elnora (Woolery) Dulaney, 80, homemaker, died Monday, March 25, 1991. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Center-Smith Mortuary.

Survivors: sons, James Austin, Keith Marion, both of Mulvane, Phillip Dean of Galt, Calif., Richard Lee of Mountain Home, Ark., Kenneth Wayne of Wichita; daughters, Phyllis Jean Ward of Arkansas City, Patricia Swan of Ocala, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 27 March 1991)


CRAWFORD, RONALD GALE

Crawford, Ronald Gale, 62, retired Boeing Wichita data processing employee and Farmers Insurance Group employee, died Friday, May 15, 1998. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Barbara; son, Mark of Mulvane; daughter, Ronda Karstens of Omaha; mother, Ethel Wilmeth of Mulvane; brother, Jarel of Udall; half brother, Kent of San Bernardino, Calif.; half sister, Thyra Stewart of Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren. Memorial has been established with First Baptist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 17 May 1998)


CROCKER, HAZEL C.

HAZEL C. CROCKER, 82, of 528 S. Crestway, retired teacher, died Sept. 10. Service 11 a.m. today, Mulvane (Kan.) Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, Darrell of San Francisco, Richard of Chevy Chase, Md.; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 19 Sept 1985)


CROFT, EDWIN J.

Croft, Edwin J., 81, retired Boeing Wichita tooling manager, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Mary Croft; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Linda Croft of Cedaredge, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie L. and Joe Johnson of Mulvane; brother, Elvin M. Croft of Vancouver, Wash.; sister, Emily M. Lukehart of Cedar Keyes, Fla.; grandchildren, Brice Croft, Todd Johnson, Aaron Croft, Craig Johnson, Amber Croft; great-granddaughter, Samantha Johnson. Memorial established with Mulvane United Methodist Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane and Lakepoint Nursing Center, 601 N. Rose Hill Road, Rose Hill, 67133. Watson Funeral Home, Wichita. www.watsonfuneral.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ 30 Dec 2002)


CRON, BERNICE E.

Cron, Bernice E., 88, retired St. Joseph Hospital medical records employee, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Preceded in death by husband, John Cron in 1969 and grandchild, Kerri Hunter in May of 2001.

Survivors: daughter, Dorothy Hunter of Columbia, Mo.; sister, Kathryn Shepherd of Phoenix; grandchild, Kristi McKay of Texas; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Chapel Hill Fellowship, 9431 E. Central, Wichita 67206.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 6 Nov 2001)


CRON, MERLE DENTON

MERLE DENTON CRON, 88, of Mulvane, retired accountant and farmer, died Sunday, June 26, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mulvane Brethren Church.

Survivors: son, Richard of Palmsdale, Calif.; daughter, Charlotte Harris of Idyllwild, Calif.; brother, Joe of Kimberling City, Mo.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice of Wichita. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 27 June 1988)


CROW, LEONARD C.

Crow, Leonard C., 78, retired Cessna Aircraft machinist, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors: wife, Martina; sons, Curtis of Shanghai, China, Ronald of Wichita, daughter, Mona Bowman of Wichita; brothers, Clyde, George, Ray, all of Eads, Colo., Herbert of Kit Carson, Colo., Dick of Denver, sisters, Oralee Patterson of Denver, Bing Dixon of Eads, Colo.; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Heart Association.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 6 Jun 1996)


CRUM, HAROLD F.

HAROLD CRUM WAS QUIET MAN WHO MEANT WHAT HE SAID


In 1952, Mulvane's city officials asked Harold F. Crum to be temporary police chief.

That short-term job lasted 20 years, an era during which Mr. Crum was known for his work with kids and his belief that conversation does more good than writing tickets.

Mr. Crum, retired police chief and farmer, died Monday at age 79.

''He really enjoyed working with the young people," said his daughter, Lucretia Stetler. "They respected him. There just was no youth problem in Mulvane as long as Dad was chief of police. He earned respect by being firm. He was a quiet man and not given much to talking. When he said something, they knew he meant business. . . . He never told anybody anything twice."

He was born on the Crum farm west of Mulvane that was homesteaded by his grandfather, J.L. Crum, on July 1, 1870. His grandfather was the first white settler in the area and had his choice of any land between the Ninnescah and Arkansas rivers. His other grandfather, Frederick Wagner, helped organize and served on the first Mulvane City Council.

Mr. Crum attended Belle Plaine High School and graduated from Mulvane High School in 1923. He married Dorothy Marie Sickler on Feb. 11, 1930, in Derby.

At the time of his marriage, he worked for Western Electric, and helped set up the Southwestern Bell telephone dial system in Wichita.

During the Depression, he bred Percheron horses in Mulvane. At the same time, he hauled sand with a team and wagon from the Arkansas River to help build the Cowskin Creek Bridge on K-53, west of Mulvane.

Later, he farmed and also managed the English Grain Co. of Mulvane, and served several terms on the board of the Prairie Garden school district, where his children went to school.

During the 1940s, he owned and operated a blacksmith, welding and auto repair shop in Mulvane.

In January 1952, Mr. Crum was appointed chief of the Mulvane Fire Department. On May 4, 1953, he was appointed police chief and street commissioner. He and the late Raymond Davis, who was chief of the Sedgwick County Fire Department, were instrumental in establishing the first Civil Defense Fire Department in Mulvane, his daughter said.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Galen of Mulvane, Bill of Howard; daughter, Lucretia Stetler of Morehead, Ky.; brother, Leonard of Derby; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Mulvane United Methodist Church.

Memorials have been established with the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospitals and Mulvane United Methodist Church. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 15 March 1985)


CRUM, DOROTHY MARIE

MULVANE - Crum, Dorothy Marie, 95, retired Dental and Dr. assistant, died Sun. Oct. 31, 2004. Services will be 2 PM Thursday, at the Mulvane United Methodist Church. Friends may visit the mortuary Wed. 2 PM until 8 PM.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Galen S. and Evona Crum of Mulvane; daughter, Lucretia Stetler of Wichita; grandchildren, Gail, Steve, Kelly, Bruce, Chip, Brian and Casey; 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and son William E. Crum. Mrs. Crum was a member of Mulvane United Methodist Church, where she had served on the Board and sang in the Choir. She had also formerly served on the Mulvane Cemetery Board, as a sewing leader for 4-H, assisted in implementing the Mulvane Civil Defense, active in the Sumner County Historical Society, founder and past President of B.P.W., past Worthy Matron of Fern O.E.S. and past President of Mulvane Women's Club. Dorothy was a wonderful cook and seamstress whose family was of prime importance to her, she will be remembered for her kindness and generosi ty. Memorial is established with the Sumner County Historical Society or Mulvane United Methodist Church in care of Senter-Smith Mortuary, Mulvane.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 11/3/2004 - 11/4/2004.


CRUSE, FLOYD

Cruse, Floyd, 66, farmer, Via Christ Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus maintenance employee, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998. Service 2:30 p.m. today, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Betty; son, Phillip of Wichita; daughter, Carol Richey of Olathe; brothers, James, Bob, both of Wichita, William of Sunset, Mich.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Byrd-Hillside Funeral Home Midtown.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 21 Aug 1998)


CRUSE, JAMES E. "JIM"

Cruse, James E. "Jim," 75, retired Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus building services employee, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Cochran Mortuary.

Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Luella (Henderson) Cruce; brothers, William Cruce, Ollie Floyd, Robert Cruse and sister, Virginia Madding.

Survivors: wife, Jean; grandchildren who were raised in the home, James Lambert, Natasha Lambert both of the home; sons, James Cruce of Obion County, Tenn., Charles Cruse of Mascautah, Ill., Ronald Cruse of Troy, Ill.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Memorial established with James and Natasha Lambert Educational Fund in c/o Sunflower Bank. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com
(Wichita Eagle ~ 28 June 2001)


CULLISON, BIRDIE E.

Cullison, Birdie E., 97, homemaker and teacher, died Saturday, March 7, 1998. Service 3 p.m. Tuesday, Mulvane Christian Church.

Survivors: son, Donald of Gatesville, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Hendrixson of Wichita; sister, Ruth Hagan of Taft, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Mulvane Christian Church. Smith Mortuary, Derby
(Wichita Eagle ~ 9 March 1998)


CUMMINS, BERNARD

MULVANE - Cummins, Bernard, 88, retired farmer and Boeing and Cessna employee, died Monday, February 19, 2007. Visitation will be from 10am to 8pm today at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 S.E. Louis Blvd., Mulvane, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7pm. Celebration of Life will be from noon to 3pm Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 136, 410 S.E. Louis Dr., Mulvane. Bernard was born November 2, 1918 in Faulkner, OK, the son of the late William H. and Ollie M. (Faulkner) Cummins. Bernard was also preceded in death by children, Randy, Roger and Sharon Cummins; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. On January 2, 1945 he married Edythe A. Hada, in Fresno, CA. She survives. Other

Survivors: children, Bernard Don (Jackie) Cummins, Youngstown, OH, Kenneth Cummins (Denise Dougherty), Potomac, MD, Elrene Cummins (Fred Johnson), Raleigh, NC, Elaine (Sam) Duncan, Houston, TX; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Many will remember Bernard for his love of baseball. He created his own field of dreams in his pasture and organized and coached baseball teams composed of rural Mulvane boys. A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/22/2007.


CUMMINS, EDYTHE ALBERTA (HADA)

MULVANE - Cummins, Edythe Alberta (Hada), 89, homemaker, passed away Jan. 5 from congestive heart disease at her daughter, Elaine's home. For the last 56 years, Edythe lived on the family farm which she helped manage while raising five children. Survivors include a sister, Georgia Bradrick, Wichita; sons, Bernard Don and wife, Jackie, Boardman, OH, Kenneth and wife, Denise Doughert y, Potomac, MD; daughters, Rene Cummins and husband, Fred Johnson, Raleigh, NC, Elaine Duncan and husband, Sam, Houston, TX; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Edythe was preceded in death by husband, Bernard; two children who died in infancy, and a son, Randy, who drowned in 1974. Edythe was born July 10, 1918 in Woods Co., OK, the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, Sandor and Lizzie (Barta) Hada. In the 1893 Oklahoma land rush her father staked out his claim to 160 acres northwest of Alva. Edythe was one of 13 kids who helped expand that homestead 10 times. Because of the hard work required to keep the farm going during the Great Depression, Edythe had to abandon her education after the 8th grade. Bernard grew up on a farm 12 miles away in Ferry, they married Jan. 2, 1945 in Fresno, CA, while he was in the Air Force during World War II. In Sept. 1951, they purchased the farm northeast of Mulvane that would be their home for the rest of their lives. While Bernard worked in the aircraft industry, Edythe tended to the farm. She conveyed to her kids her work ethic, sense of humor, competitive spirit and passion for making hard work enjoyable. Visitation 10am to 8pm Fri. with family present 6 to 8; service 10am Sat., all at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 S.E. Louis Blvd., Mulvane. Everyone is invited to visit the family at the Cummins farm after the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Sedgwick County Department on Aging, Transportation Brokerage, 510 N. Main, Suite 502, Wichita, KS, 67203.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/10/2008.


CURRY, WALTER V.

Curry, Walter V., 71, retired Walt's Upholstery owner, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. No visitation; service 2 p.m. Friday, Mulvane Cemetery.

Survivors: wife, Judy; sons, Walter Jr. of Mulvane, Gary of Yates Center; daughter, Vicki DeWitt of Wichita; six grandchildren; four great-grandchild ren. Memorial established with American Heart Association. Senter-Smith Mortuary.
(Wichita Eagle ~ 9 Jan 2002)


CUSICK, JOSEPH B., JR., "JB"

Cusick, Joseph B. Jr. "JB," 87, retired design engineer at Beech Aircraft from 1940-1982 died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. He was born in Winfield, Ks., on November 21, 1919 to Evelyn and Joseph B. Cusick and attended Wichita East High School. "JB" served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 on the U.S.S. Baker DE-190. In 1984, he and his wife Delores retired to Grove, OK, returning to Wichita in 2001. He is preceded in death by his son Richard D.

Survivors: wife of 66 years, Delores G; sons and spouses, Joseph B. III (Josie) of Peck, Edward K. (Janice) and George R. (Nina) of Wichita; daughter, Kathleen S. Cusick-Nelson of Wichita; daughter-in-law Martha J. Cusick of Wichita; sister, Martha Williams of Littleton, CO; and his dearly loved 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Joe was a great husband, father and sportsman and will be missed by all. Visitation: Thursday, noon-8 PM at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca, Wichita. Service: 10 AM Friday, November 16, 2007 at Mulvane United Methodist Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/15/2007.

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