Lakeview Funeral Home and Cemetery

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cemetery exists to help you deal with the death of a loved one. We believe every life, whether lived quietly or bigger than life itself, is unique and deserves to be honored.


Our Obituaries

Jeweldean M. Street

October 21, 1924 - January 19, 2018


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Catherine Stevenson

October 13, 1923 - January 19, 2018


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Eric Vessali

September 15, 1936 - January 10, 2018

Vessali, Eraj, 81, of Wichita, passed away peacefully on Wed. Jan. 10, 2018 in Wichita. Eric was born the son of Esfandiar and Shirin Vessali on Sept. 15, 1936 in Tehran, Iran. Eraj and Fereshteh Vessali were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 1965 in Tehran, Iran. Eraj was compassionate and kind to all people that crossed his path, whether young or old and universally loved by all. He was very...
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Brett Johnson

February 9, 1972 - January 9, 2018

Johnson, Brett A., 45, of Wichita, Kansas passed away of heart complications on Tues. Jan. 9, 2018 in Wichita. Brett was born the son of Mark and Adele Johnson on Feb. 29, 1972 in Grand Forks, ND. Survivors include his loving parents, Mark and Adele Johnson, siblings, Corby (Courtney) Johnson, Andrea “Andi” (Richard) Wilson, nieces and nephews, Mitchell Johnson, Vander Johnson,...
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Brett Johnson

February 29, 1972 - January 9, 2018

Johnson, Brett A., 45, of Wichita, Kansas passed away of heart complications on Tues. Jan. 9, 2018 in Wichita. Brett was born the son of Mark and Adele Johnson on Feb. 29, 1972 in Grand Forks, ND. Survivors include his loving parents, Mark and Adele Johnson, siblings, Corby (Courtney) Johnson, Andrea “Andi” (Richard) Wilson, nieces and nephews, Mitchell Johnson, Vander Johnson,...
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Samuel Bendure

July 6, 1940 - January 8, 2018

Bendure, Samuel “Sam”, 77, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Mon. Jan. 8, 2018 in Wichita. Sam was born the son of Clarence and Hazel (Peterson) Bendure on July 6, 1940 in Joplin, Missouri. Sam and Darlene (Woodward) Bendure were united in marriage on April 29, 1976 in Maize, KS. Sam worked his entire life as a mechanic and loved working on vehicles. Sam served in the U.S. Navy as a...
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Dorothy K. Decker

April 9, 1942 - January 8, 2018

Decker, Dorothy, 75, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, in Wichita. Dorothy was born the daughter of Fred and Wilma (Kile) Mehl on April 9, 1942 in Wichita. Dorothy and Scott were united in marriage on July 7, 1967 in Wichita. Dorothy and Scott were longtime members of Church of Christ. She loved family, being social, traveling and meeting new people. She worked for 25 years as...
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Michael M. White

February 24, 1957 - January 7, 2018

White, Michael M. , 60, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Sun. Jan. 7, 2018 in Wichita. Michael was born the son of Floyd and Kathryn White on Feb. 24, 1957 in Wichita. Private services were held at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.
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Edward Colcher

September 8, 1952 - January 5, 2018

Colcher, Edward T., 65, of Andover, Kansas passed away on Fri. Jan. 5, 2018 in Wichita. Edward was born the son of Byron and Dorothy Colcher on Sept. 8, 1952 in Wichita. Ed and Donna were united in marriage on Nov. 20, 1977. Ed was a devoted husband even after Donna’s illness 17 years ago. Ed worked for Spirit Areosystems in Wichita as a Power Distribution Electrician for 26 years. He...
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Dorothy A. Bryan

January 21, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Dorothy Alice Bryan was born in Harveyville, KS on a ranch on January 21, 1919. She passed away on January 5, 2018. She was raised in Wichita where she lived most of her life. Her father was a brick layer, but in between his jobs, the family picked peaches, strawberries, tomatoes and other crops in season. The family canned some of the produce and Dorothy at a young age stood on a bucket to reach...
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Paul E. Lindahl

February 27, 1930 - December 27, 2017

Lindahl, Paul E., 87, of Wichita, Kansas went to be with the Lord on Wed. Dec. 27, 2017 in Wichita. Paul was born the son of John and Augusta (Backlund) Lindahl on Feb. 27, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. Paul and Virginia Lindahl were united in marriage on Dec. 8, 1967 in Marysville, Ohio. Paul served in the U.S. Navy and Army for 23 years. He retired after 32 years as an X-ray Tech from the VA...
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Wanda Sanders

June 2, 1928 - December 27, 2017

Sanders, Wanda E., 89, of Wichita, KS passed away on Wed. Dec. 27, 2017 at her home in Wichita. Wanda was born the daughter of Charles and Daisy Martin on June 2, 1928 in Happy, TX. She was a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita. Survivors include her loving children; Michael (Frankie) Brown, Vickie (Steve) Nienke, Cliff Brown, Jr., step-daughter; Linda (Eddie) Oursler,...
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Arnold Gross

March 6, 1949 - December 25, 2017

Gross, Arnold B., 68, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Monday December 25, 2017 in Wichita. Arnold was born the son of Andrew and Lavina Gross on March 6, 1949 in Ipswich, SD. Arnold and Linda Gross were united in marriage on June 14, 1997 in Wichita. He loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles and enjoyed riding to Lake Afton. Survivors include his loving wife; Linda Gross of Wichita, children; Chanda...
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Leland Noble

May 21, 1954 - December 22, 2017

Noble, Leland E., 63, of Wichita, KS passed away in December, 2017. Leland was the son of Herman and Vona Noble born on May 21, 1954 in Fairview, OK. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at Raytheon for most of his life. Survivors include his loving children, LaVeta, Vanessa and Cody Noble, siblings, Galen (Jana) Noble and Lyneta (Rusty) Hollingsworth, granddaughter, Victoria Wheeler, son-in-law...
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Charles W. Merrill

November 10, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Charles was born in Furley, Kansas and had three sisters, Bonnie,Margaret, and Judy. When he was 17, he left home and moved toWhitewater, Kansas to attend high school. He lived in an apartment andworked at the mill.One year later, he met Virginia at school, and after a short courtship,they married on December 15, 1945. His beloved wife of 70 yearspassed away on January 23, 2015.Charles is...
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Francis R. Zielke

November 7, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Francis (Riley) Ziekle, 91, entered into Heaven December 19, 2017. He was born on November 7, 1926 in Comanche County, Kansas to Herman and Martha Zielke. He is survived by his son, Michael (Sheryl) Pruitt, daughters Carol Powell, Bridgett Bonds; 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Riley had many siblings; those who survive him are Elva Anderson, Esther Taylor, Gertrude Weaver, Virgil...
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Arwena Jones-Lewis

June 26, 1922 - December 15, 2017

Arwena Maxine Jones-Lewis, 95, of Wichita, KS passed away peacefully on Friday December 15, 2017. Maxine was born the daughter of Marshall and Roxie Daniels on May 26, 1922 in Strang, Oklahoma.After moving to Wichita, she united with St James Missionary Baptist Church. Where she served for over 6 decades, As a Deaconess. Support for the church mission auxiliary, Delegate to National Conventions....
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Betty Spurlock

July 31, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Spurlock, Betty J., 90, of Wichita, KS passed away peacefully on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017 in Wichita. Betty was born the daughter of Clester and Eva (Cantrell) Newby on July 13, 1927 in Greensburg, KS. Betty and Bill Spurlock were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 1947 in Wichita. Together they celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2001. Betty was involved in her family and children&rsquo...
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Ruth N. Tweedy

September 14, 1931 - December 13, 2017

Tweedy, Ruth, 86, of Wichita, Kansas went to be with the Lord on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Ruth was born the daughter of John and Pearl Burns on Sept. 14, 1931 in Sallisaw, OK. Ruth and Robert Tweedy were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1954 in Sallisaw, OK. Together they celebrated 61 years before his passing in 2015. She shared her gift of love for babies by spending...
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Donna Spurgeon

January 19, 1929 - December 12, 2017

Spurgeon, Donna, 88, of Wichita, Kansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 12, 2017 surrounded by family at her home in Wichita. Donna was born the daughter of John and Lula Murray on Jan. 19, 1929 in Tryon, OK. Donna and R.L. Spurgeon were united in marriage on December 23, 1950 in Stillwater, Oklahoma and relocated to Wichita in 1951. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage....
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Steven L. Cline

May 31, 1952 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Cemetery, WICHITA, KS.
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Steven L. Cline

May 31, 1952 - December 6, 2017

Steve was born on May 31,1952, in Wichita, KS, to the late Robert and Ketha Cline. He was a Senior Airman in the Airforce. After his time in the Airforce, his work consisted of Hospital Administration in Wichita and Las Vegas until his retirement. Steve passed from this life on December 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his parents; Robert Cline and Ketha Kitterman Cline....
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Mary Jo Wood

September 6, 1930 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Mary Jo Wood

September 6, 1930 - December 1, 2017

Mary Jo Woods, 87, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Services will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, 2017. Visitation 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. followed by celebration of life and lunch at House of Schwan, 3636 N. Comotara. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, daughter, Sarah Humbolt (Wood), sister, Sara Ray, brothers, Frank,...
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Robert E. Coyer

September 24, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Mr. Robert "Bob" E. Coyer, 86, went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2017. Bob was born in Glen Falls, New York on September 24, 1931. He joined the United States Navy in 1950 and served aboard the USS Chara during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1954 and worked with family members in a ranching operation in Montana. Later he moved to Wichita and was employed in...
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Nadine Cottrell

November 1, 1932 - November 28, 2017

Cottrell, Nadine W., 85, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully on Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 in Wichita. Nadine was born the daughter of Fred and Ida Schierenbeck on Nov. 1, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. She loved to knit, crochet, plastic canvas, loved playing games and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, “GG”. Survivors include her daughter, Vickey Hodson of Wichita,...
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Gerard Edward Lessard

July 18, 1920 - November 27, 2017

Gerard E. Lessard, Sr., passed away peacefully on November 27 at the age of 97. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, he moved to Wichita in 2000. His beloved wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2005. They were married for 63 years. He served in World War II in the Navy, was active in youth sports and his church. He and Mary were well known volunteers in Lincoln, RI and were once awarded an honor...
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Bryena McQuitty

June 7, 1992 - November 26, 2017

McQuitty, Bryena R. "Kat", 25, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday November 26, 2017 in Wichita. Bryena was born the daughter of Rip McQuitty and Tammy (Minor) McQuitty on June 7, 1992 in San Diego, CA. Bryena grew up in the Wichita, KS area and graduated at Wichita South High School. Bryena loved saving dogs and served as a foster "dog mom" to dogs in need. She enjoyed gaming,...
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Rodolfo A. Argosino

October 6, 1940 - November 24, 2017

Rodolfo "Rudy" A. Argosino, died on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Leawood, Kansas concluding a long fight with Parkinsons. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Milagros Argosino; his son, Allan Argosino; his son Martin (Leica) Argosino; his daughter Sheila (Marco) Ilardi; three grandchildren, Olivia, Kayla and Devyn; his sisters Celeste Genilo, Tessie Gutierrez and Yoly Argosino; his brother...
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Schana R. Martine

September 26, 1969 - November 19, 2017

Schana Allen Martine, age 48, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born September 26, 1969 in Manhattan, Kansas during her dad’s last semester at K-State. She grew up and went to school in Garden City until moving to Wichita, at age 14, with her mom and brother, Chad. Schana lived in Andover a number of years. She moved to a turn of the century farmhouse outside Augusta several...
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Jim Griswold

December 17, 1950 - November 14, 2017

Griswold, Jim “Griz”, 66, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Wichita. Jim was born the son of James and Bettye Griswold on December 17, 1950 in Ennis, Texas. Jim and Sharry met in August of 1998. Their love has grown stronger everyday since. Jim finished his 36 year-long career with Tom Lange Company as Senior Vice President. He enjoyed retirement by...
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Harold F. Schauf

April 5, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Schauf, Harold F., 87, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017 in Wichita. Harold was born the son of Leonard and Minerva Schauf on April 5, 1930 in Garden Plaine, Kansas. Harold and Doris were united in marriage on September 16, 1962 in Udall, Kansas. Harold served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Harold retired from Boeing in 1991 after 42 years. Harold was...
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Mary Bestgen

February 20, 1952 - November 10, 2017

Bestgen, Mary E., 65, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday November 10, 2017 in Wichita. Mary was born the daughter of Ray and Emy Sellers on February 20, 1952 in Oakland, California. Mary and Keith Bestgen were united in marriage for over 45 years. Mary retired after 30 years as an LPN. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband. Survivors include her loving children; Christopher...
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Christian A. Kyllonen

November 8, 2017

Christian A. Kyllonen, 26, passed away on November 8, 2017. He was born in Wichita, KS on July 27, 1991 to Janae Serpan-Zalaznik and Bryan Kyllonen. Christian attended schools in Wichita growing up and graduated from Heights High School and recently from Wichita State University with a degree in Sociology. He was employed with his father at Wichita Drywall and Acoustics as a Project Manager....
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Lawrence E. Jurczewsky

May 2, 1963 - November 7, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" E. Jurczewsky, 54, passed away on November 8, 2017. Larry was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 2, 1963.He is survived by his father Jerry, brother Brian, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Preceded in death by his mother Norma (Ferry) and brother Terry. Visitation will begin at 9am on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Lakeview, with funeral service following at 10am.
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Mark F. Whinery

April 30, 1957 - November 5, 2017

Mark F. Whinery, 60, passed away November 5, 2017, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. He retired from Spirit Aerosystems as an NC Programmer after 35 years. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Robert Whinery. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sherry (Durham), son Michael (Lacie) Whinery, daughter Hayley Whinery and mother Wilma Whinery. Visitation will...
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Michael S. Sowards

October 5, 1951 - November 4, 2017

Michael "Mike" S. Sowards, age 66, life long Printer, passed on November 4, 2017. Following his wishes, there will be no funeral service. Mike, known as "Poppy", physically broke the hearts of many by his passing. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Jackie and Bob, son Shan, and sister Yvonne. He has left behind his family to mourn, wife Cindy, 4 children,...
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Shirley Ann Thompson

March 1, 1936 - November 2, 2017

Thompson, Shirley A., 81, of Bentley, Kansas passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 in Bentley. Shirley was born the daughter of John and Thelma Bowers on March 1, 1936 in Bedford, Indiana. Shirley and Glen W. Thompson, Sr. were united in marriage. Shirley retired from Wal-Mart after 7 years. She loved her dogs, riding motorcycles, traveling and spending time with her family. Survivors include...
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Eva B. Grube

July 21, 1926 - November 2, 2017

Grube, Eva, 91, of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 at her home in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Eva was born the daughter of Alvin and Emma Charles on July 21, 1926 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Eva and Eugene Grube were united in marriage. Eva worked as a house keeper at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita and later worked part-time at McDonalds. Eva was a loving wife,...
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Jacques Sendra

August 17, 1929 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Dawn Wadsworth

May 31, 1927 - October 30, 2017

Wadsworth, Dawn, 90, of Wichita passed away on Mon.Oct. 30, 2017 in Wichita. Dawn was born the daughter of Clayton and Lee Trapp on May 31, 1927 in Oskaloosa, KS. Dawn and John L. Wadsworth were married on Aug. 3, 1946 in Wichita, celebrating 65 years. Dawn retired as a manager at Sedgwick County Small Claims Court. Dawn and John enjoyed traveling with the Holiday Rambler Club across America....
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Luella M. Prine

December 31, 1937 - October 26, 2017

Luella M. Prine, 79, retired Nurse's Aide from St. Francis Hospital, passed away on October 27, 2017. She was born in Thornfield, Missouri on December 31, 1937, to Etsel and Edith Kastning. Preceded in death by parents, her husband Orville A. Prine and son Paul B. Prine. Survived by sister Aletha Sullivan of Rogersville, MO, daughter Connie (Darrel) Pruitt, son Robert (Rachel) Prine,...
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Lois M. Meanor

October 30, 1933 - October 25, 2017

Lois M. Meanor passed away on October 25, 2017. She was a loyal employee of Andover Grade School, Cessna Aircraft and Beech Aircraft. Lois was very proud to have raised her 6 children, Dale (Mary) Tipping, Maxine Franks, Linda Kissack, Larry Tipping, Sheila Moore and John (Carolyn) Meanor who survive, siblings Melvin, Sharon, Albert, Alberta, Ron; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She...
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Geoffrey P. Goertz

February 12, 1946 - October 21, 2017

Mr. Geoffrey P. Goertz, 71, went to meet his Lord on Oct. 21, 2017. He was born to Paul and Wanda Goertz on Feb. 12, 1946. Geoff was retired from Boeing, after working 30+ years in the aircraft industry. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda (Biggs), children Sean (Stephanie) Goertz, Casey (Lee) Noel, siblings Jason (Teresa) Goertz, Jennifer Barrett, grandchildren Olivia (Marcus) Heffernan,...
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Michael D. Ludwa

July 10, 1945 - October 20, 2017

Ludwa, Michael D., 72, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on October 20, 2017. He served in the Marine Corp and was retired from Coleman. Michael most loved visiting with his family, friends and neighbors. He had a heart of gold and generosity larger than life. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucille Ludwa, and wife Jane. Survived by his daughters; Amy (Jay) and Jinny Ludwa of...
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Delouise Simon

December 6, 1924 - October 15, 2017

Delouise (Dee) St. John Simon was born December 6, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Burton H. and Ethel Sherman St. John. She passed away October 15, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dee leaves behind two daughters: Jayne Simon Simonds (Steve) and Joanne Simon Pride (Fred – deceased) of Anchorage, Alaska, a sister, Julia St. John Kersteen of Portland, Maine, six grandchildren,...
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Robert C. Morrison

August 29, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Robert C. (Bob) Morrison, was born on August 29, 1934 in Cape Girardeau, MO, and passed away on October 12, 2017, in Wichita, KS. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at Lakeview Funeral Home. Bob worked as an engineer in the aircraft industry for most of his professional career. He worked at Boeing, Cessna and Raytheon, and was committed to the pursuits of higher...
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Lyle K. Knuppel

July 30, 1946 - October 11, 2017

Lyle K. Knuppel, 71, passed away on October 11, 2017. Lyle was born to Paul and Sarah Knuppel in Easton, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force and stationed at McConnell. Sandy (Unrein) and Lyle were married in 1969 in Wichita. Lyle retired from Via Christi in 2015 where he was a Radiology Technician for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, daughters Shannon (Neil) Bhargava,...
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Ruth A. McDermott

July 13, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Ruth Anne McDermott, of Derby, KS was born on July 13, 1930 in Drumright, OK. Ruth quietly breathed her last breaths on earth Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with her husband, Jack, and family members by her side. Ruth celebrated life for 87 years as a daughter, mother, wife and schoolteacher for 22 years. She retired from teaching with Wichita USD 259 and spent much time with Jack enjoying life...
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Warren Balke

October 23, 1944 - October 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Bill C. McLaren

September 13, 1922 - October 7, 2017

McLaren, Bill, 95, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday October 7, 2017 in Whitewater, Kansas. Bill was born on September 13, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas, son of Sidney and Mabel (Watts) McLaren. Bill served in the United States Army during WWII. He enjoyed dancing at various senior centers after his retirement from Boeing. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert D. Mclaren;...
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Darold Watkins

September 12, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Watkins, Darold T., 85, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday October 6, 2017 in Wichita. Darold was born the son of Merl and Icena (Campbell) Watkins on September 12, 1932 in Fletcher, Oklahoma. Darold and RoseMary (MacKenzie) Watkins were united in marriage on March 19, 1977 in Wichita, Kansas. Together they celebrated 40 years of marriage. Darold was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking,...
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Clifton Larison

October 8, 1952 - October 6, 2017

Larison, Clifton “Clif”, 64 of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday October 6, 2017 at his home in Wichita. Clif was born the son of Archie and Shirley Larison on October 8, 1952 in Emporia, Kansas. Clif and Vickie were united in marriage on March 12, 1975 in Clay Center, Kansas. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage. Clif was commissioned in the Air Force in 1974 and started...
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Charlotte Anne Buckmaster

March 12, 1934 - October 2, 2017

Buckmaster, Charlotte Anne, 83, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on Monday October 2, 2017 in Andover, Kansas. She was born on March 13, 1934 in Burlington, Kansas the daughter of Carl and Henrietta Heffron. Charlotte and Larry Buckmaster were united in marriage for 49 years before his passing in 2001. She and her brother Jim grew up living in Ottumwa, Burlington and Iola before moving to Wichita....
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Vera M. Challis

July 26, 1922 - October 1, 2017

Challis, Vera May (Luening), born July 26, 1922 in Wichita and a lifelong Wichita resident, passed away October 1, 2017. Former secretary of Farmers and Bakers Life Insurance and owner of Challis Real Estate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maude and Will Luening and husband Gail Challis. Entombment was held at Lakeview Mausoleum in Wichita. Memorials have been established with the...
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Gladys E. Foreman

September 29, 2017

Gladys E. Foreman, 93, entered into Heaven to be with God, family, and her late husband, Dennis Jr. She passed September 29, 2017 in Kingwood, Texas, where she had lived the last 10 years. Prior to she was a life-long resident of Wichita, KS. Gladys was born on September 16, 1924 to Bill and Hazel Riner of Towanda, KS. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church. She is survived by Dennis E....
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Bobby H. Watson

June 4, 1935 - September 26, 2017

Bobby H. Watson, born June 6, 1935 leaves to be with his Lord on September 26, 2017. Retired as a Boeing Tool Coordinator, former Wichita Police Department Sergeant, and FAA Licensed air frame and power plant mechanic and helicopter pilot. Extensive aircraft experience with several aviation manufacturing companies following military service in the United State Air Force 1952-1956. Graduated from...
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Johnnie A. Myers

October 14, 1958 - September 25, 2017

John A. Myers, 58, passed away on September 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. John was retired from Spirit Aerosystems. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Nadine Myers. John is survived by his wife Laurie, step-son Derek, siblings Kurt (Lori) Myers, Ginger (Jeff) Pugh and numerous other family members. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, September 28,...
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D. Woodrow Crouse

March 17, 1926 - September 23, 2017

D. Woodrow "Woodie" Crouse passed away on September 23 in Wichita, Kansas surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Princeton, Arkansas on March 17, 1926 to Joseph Dean and Sarah "Lizzie" Crouse. Woodie is survived by his daughters LaNita Ann Storms of Olathe, KS and Doris Lynn Gent of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is...
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Eugene W. Cochran CMC Ret aka

June 14, 1951 - September 20, 2017

Eugene W. Cochran, CMC (SCW) Ret, aka "Butch" passed away on September 20, 2017. He was born June 14, 1951 in Newton, Kansas. He recently retired from Hubbard Road Construction. He will always be remembered by many as "our" Gentle Giant who loved life, laughter, family, but most importantly God. He was a wonderful father to Mariah Cochran, Shane Cochran, as well as to his step...
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Lowell Walter Hembree

September 26, 1924 - September 20, 2017

Hembree, Lowell Walter, 92, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 20, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO. Lowell was born the son of Walter and Gladys Hembree on September 26, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas. Lowell and Doris Hembree were united in marriage on March 9, 1947. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage before her passing in 2014. Lowell served in the United States...
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Christine E. Culbertson

December 21, 1967 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Paul Sharp

January 29, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Sharp, Paul B., 84, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Sunday September 17, 2017 at his home in Wichita surrounded by family. Paul was born the son of George and Jennie Sharp on January 29, 1933. Paul served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; George, sister; Lind, wife, Dorla Kay Sharp, sons, Robert and William Sharp. Survivors...
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Ruby D. Wylie

October 30, 1938 - September 16, 2017

Wylie, Ruby (Davis), 78, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday September 16, 2017 in Wichita. Ruby was born on October 30, 1938 in Mullen, NE, the daughter of James and Alta (Gailey) Davis. Ruby retired after 20 years in the aircraft industry. Ruby loved her flower garden, her dolls and her collectibles. She was also a devoted mother, aunt, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death...
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Achutha N. Reddy

June 8, 1960 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Opal M. Wallace

October 17, 1921 - September 10, 2017

Opal May Wallace, 95, of Wichita, KS, went to be with her lord on September 10, 2017 following her illness with dementia. She was born to John Ray and Cora (Gatz) Cramsey, October 17, 1921 in Conway, KS. Opal graduated from McPherson High School in 1939. She enjoyed baking and devoting her time and love to her family. She married Linley J. Wallace in in 1945. Opal was a charter member of Immanuel...
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Susie Lade Smith

August 3, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Smith, Susie L., 82, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. Sue was born on August 3, 1935 the daughter of Alma Christine (Lade) Edstrom and Arthur Edwin Edstrom. Sue graduated from Endicott High School in Washington, class of 1954. She joined the Navy as a bookkeeper and was stationed in San Diego, California, where she met her future husband, Ronald R....
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Charles Best

August 6, 1933 - September 8, 2017

Best, Charles W., 84, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Friday September 8, 2017 in Wichita. Charles was born the son of Troy and Ethel Best on August 6, 1933 in Springfield, Missouri. Charles and Jacqulyn Best were united in marriage on September 15, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas; they met at Immanuel Baptist Church. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Charles served in the United States Army...
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Larry Eugene White

August 31, 1946 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeview Funeral Home, WICHITA, KS.
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Glendora Bernice North

September 10, 1934 - September 4, 2017

North, Glendora B., 82, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Monday September 4, 2017 in Wichita. Glendora was born the daughter of Eddie and Nettie Caughey on September 10, 1934 in Pampa, Texas. Glendora resided in Wichita, Kansas since 1963 and retired from Wichita Petroleum Club in 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents; late husband; Robert E. North, brothers; Eugene, Avery, sisters;...
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Henry D. McFarland

June 5, 1937 - August 31, 2017

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Arlene Lucille Yanney

July 31, 1926 - August 25, 2017

Arlene Lucille Yanney passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. Arlene was born July 31, 1926 to Arthur R. Waymire and Dorothy I (Mathiot) Waymire in Arkansas City, KS. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Fred; and a daughter Barbara. She was a big supporter of Hutchinson Community College Athletics and enjoyed working door security at all the home basketball games. Arlene...
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Ruby Ilene Allmond

November 24, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Allmond, Ruby Ilene, 85, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday August 24, 2017 in Wichita. Ruby was born the daughter of Clair and Grace Cathey on November 24, 1931 in Wichita, Kansas. Ruby and Allen Allmond were united in marriage on July 16, 1950 in Wichita. Together they celebrated 55 years of marriage before his passing in 2005. Ruby was always known for her...
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Delores J. Johnson

November 25, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Delores “Dee” June (Bingenheimer) Johnson of Wichita, KS died on August 20, 2017. She was 72 years old. She passed comfortably and was surrounded by family and friends at the time.Dee was born and raised in Topeka, KS She graduated high school in 1962 and later attended Washburn University. She returned to college and majored in Women’s Studies at Wichita State University. She...
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Molly M. Melson

July 1, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Melson, Molly M., 79, passed away on August 16, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July 1, 1938. Molly retired from Furr’s Cafeteria after many years working as hostess. She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall Melson. Survived by son Joe (Patra) Stone, 2 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and brother James Bryant. A special thank you to the employees at Lakepoint...
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Imogene Burrow

July 31, 1928 - August 12, 2017

Imogene Burrow passed away on August 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm; Funeral on Thursday, August 17 at 3pm; both at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th St., Wichita, KS (K-96 & 13th St. E.).
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Ateima Samoa Fili

October 31, 1953 - August 9, 2017

Fili, Ateima Samoa, 63, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Wednesday August 9, 2017 in Wichita. Ateima was born the son of Laloava Tupu Fili and Aano (Ale) Fili on October 31, 1953 in Lotofagâ, Samoa. Ateima and Gwyn Fili were united in marriage on April 29, 1983 in Wichita. Together they celebrated 34 years of marriage. Ateima last worked in quality assurance for Beechcraft in Wichita and...
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Pamela C. Gaston

December 21, 1953 - August 5, 2017

Gaston, Pamela Claudine, 63, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017 in Wichita. Claudine was born the daughter of Darold and Mildred (Brister) Larcade on December 21, 1953 in Monroe, Louisiana. Claudine enjoyed bible study with friends. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her daddy; Darold Larcade, brother;...
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Beryl Worrell

December 17, 1922 - July 27, 2017

Worrell, Beryl, 94, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday July 27, 2017 in Wichita. Beryl was born the son of Arthur and Fannie Worrell on December 17, 1922 in Beaumont, Kansas. Beryl and Helen Worrell were united in marriage on June 1, 1947 in Leon, Kansas. Together they celebrated 70 years of marriage. Beryl served in the United States Navy from 1942...
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Blanche Blackwelder

August 22, 1918 - July 25, 2017

Blanche Murray Blackwelder died July 25, 2017, just one-month short of her 99th birthday. She was born August 21, 1918 in Isabel, Kansas to Edith Lorraine Blankenship and Ruben DeForest Murray. She had seven siblings, Ollie Armstrong, Louella Wehling, Ada Mae Bush, Mary Martha Murray, Geneva Morley, Juanita and Earl Dwayne. She graduated from Isabel High School and cosmetology school in...
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Bernidene Knepp

December 15, 1933 - July 25, 2017

Knepp, Bernidene E. (Lira), 83, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 25, 2017 in Wichita. Bernidene was born the daughter of Clarence Cruse and Frances (Cruse) Loomis on December 15, 1933 in Iola, Kansas. In early years she was a daycare provider and later employed by St. Joseph Hospital as a food services supervisor and retired in 1994. She was preceded in death by her...
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Bill Spencer

August 27, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Spencer, Billy Bob, 93 Passed from this earth July 24, 2017. Bill was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 27, 1923. Following graduation from Wichita East High School he served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. Bill returned to Wichita to continue his career in the automotive business. For over 50 years he worked and eventually owned and operated the Spencer’s Dodge...
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Susan Knisley

September 6, 1955 - July 24, 2017

Knisley, Susan A., 61, of Rose Hill, Kansas passed away on Monday July 24, 2017 at home surrounded by family. Susan was born the daughter of Rolla and Ursa Taylor on September 6, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas. Susan and Howard Knisley were united in marriage on July 17, 1971 in Maize, Kansas. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Susan worked for the Rose Hill School District in transportation...
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Alice Sanchez

October 7, 1923 - July 22, 2017

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Wayne Harris

March 8, 1929 - July 21, 2017

Wayne Eugene Harris (88) was born on March 8, 1929. Parents Ralph W. and Nellie J. Harris. He grew up in Wichita and graduated from East High School. He served in the army during the Korean War and guarded Korean prisoners in Japan.Wayne worked for the Coleman Company and retired from a long career at Domestic Laundry. Wayne married Ada M. Lambert on April 10, 1954 in...
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Eleanor S. Clinton

September 22, 1940 - July 20, 2017

Eleanor Sue Clinton, aged 76, surrounded by family sadly passed away on July 20, 2017. Eleanor was born September 22, 1940, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Addison and Ella Thompson. A proud resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Eleanor graduated from Ponca City High School in 1958 and married the true and lasting love of her life, Lou Clinton in October of the same year. Soon thereafter,...
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James D. Spaulding

October 11, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Mr. James "Jim" D.,79, passed away on July 20, 2017. Jim was born in Topeka, KS on October 11, 1937 to Russell and Alice Spaulding. Jim and Willa were united in marriage on April 2, 1960 in Onega, KS. Together they celebrated 57 years of marriage. He was a retired truck driver from Northcutt Trailer Sales and a lifelong fan of KU Athletics. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife...
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Thomas L. Monroe

May 23, 1930 - July 18, 2017

Mr. Thomas Leo Monroe, Sr., 87, passed away on July 18, 2017, at his home in Haysville, KS. Born and formerly resided in Norfolk, VA. Tom was retired U.S. Navy and LearJet. Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis and son Thomas L. Monroe, Jr. Survived by daughters Deborah Blanton and Diana Brackhahn, 4 granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran...
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Thomas L. Monroe

May 23, 1930 - July 18, 2017

Mr. Thomas Leo Monroe, Sr., 87, passed away on July 18, 2017, at his home in Haysville, KS. Born and formerly resided in Norfolk, VA. Tom was retired U.S. Navy and LearJet. Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis and son Thomas L. Monroe, Jr. Survived by daughters Deborah Blanton and Diana Brackhahn, 4 granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran...
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Dinh B. Vu

April 2, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Mr. Dinh Bang Vu, beloved husband of Cuc Thi Nguyen passed away peacefully at his home on 7-17-2017 surrounded by his family. Mr. Vu was a graduate of the Republic of South Vietnam Military Academy and was a Captain and war correspondent before transferring to civilian service. He rose rapidly to a position as director of the National Television of the Republic of South Vietnam and director of...
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Larry Wayne Hayes

August 13, 1948 - July 14, 2017

Hayes, Larry Wayne, 68, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday July 14, 2017 in Wichita. Larry was born August 13, 1948 in Hays, Kansas. A retired Cessna supervisor and employee of 42 years, Larry rode with the Cessna Motorcycle Club and loved spending time with his family, fishing, camping, traveling, and collecting eagles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary (Dillman)...
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Myrna J. Criss

June 6, 1924 - July 9, 2017

Criss, Myrna J., 93, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017 in Wichita. Myrna was born on June 6, 1924 in Shelby County, Iowa the daughter of Chris and Dagmar Nielsen. Myrna and Delbert Criss were united in marriage on Dec. 4, of 1943 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing in 1994. Myrna was an avid Wichita State Shockers...
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Helen C. Smith

March 30, 1923 - July 8, 2017

Helen C. Smith was born in Purcell, Oklahoma on Friday March 30th 1923 to Linton Smith and Mary Elizabeth Lewis. Helen accepted Christ at an early age. Helen attended L'Ouverture Elementary School and graduated from North High School in Wichita. She was raised in Church of God in Christ. She loved the Lord with her whole heart, mind and soul and was steadfast in her commitment to live a life...
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Giana Reynolds

June 12, 1958 - July 8, 2017

Giana Lynn Reynolds of Wichita, KS died July 8, 2017 following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Giana was born June 12, 1958 to Robert and Patsy Gummow in Tonkawa, OK. She was married to Rodney Reynolds for over 40 years and they had one daughter, Rena Reynolds Allgood of Gallatin, TN. She is survived by husband, daughter, son-in-law Christopher Allgood, 4 grandchildren (Grayson, Asher,...
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Jacqueline Wassall

December 11, 1929 - July 5, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Wassall left this life on July 5, 2017, the last remaining of five siblings. Born in Wichita on December 11th, 1929, to William and Lydia Darnall, she graduated North High in 1947. In 1965 she joined Security Abstract & Title Co., where she developed and managed their closing department before retiring in 2000 as a Vice-President. She was a talented artist and...
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Ruth C. Bauer

January 4, 1929 - July 1, 2017

Ruth C. (Taylor) Bauer, 88, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday July 1, 2017 in Wichita. Ruth was born on January 4, 1929 in Kanopolis, Kansas the daughter of Karl and Mildred Juedes. Ruth retired from Saint Francis Hospital after 18 years. Ruth was a very Godly and giving woman and very kind to everyone. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Earle Taylor (passed in 1963...
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Robert F. Klem

May 25, 1949 - June 29, 2017

Klem, Robert F. “Bob”, 68, of Rose Hill, Kansas passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday June 29, 2017 in Rose Hill, Kansas. Bob was born the son of Thomas and Sarah Elison (Joyner) Klem on May 25, 1949 in Syracuse, New York. Bob and Nancy (Chaffee) Klem were united in marriage on August 15, 1970 in Wichita. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage. He was...
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James Benjamin Helten

August 22, 1954 - June 28, 2017

James (Jim) Benjamin Helten, 62, of El Dorado, KS passed away at home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Jim was born in Wichita, KS on August 22, 1954, to John N. and Margaret A. (Struble) Helten. He is survived by his siblings; Kathy (Phil) Smith of Interlochen, MI, Mary (Steve) Wheeler of Rose Hill, Gerald (Sue) Helten of Douglass, Peter (Michelle) Helten of Augusta, Carol Ann (Jerrod) Sorensen of...
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Vuc Van Nguyen

February 10, 1918 - June 22, 2017

Mr. Vuc Van Nguyen 99, passed away on June 22, 2017. He was born in Nam Dinh, Vietnam on February 10, 1918 to Phat Tan Nguyen and Rat Thi Nguyen. He is survived by his wife, Riep, of 76 years; 6 children, Mai, Hoa (Huong), Cuc (Nhien), Dao (Luong), Thang (Loan) and Dung (Thao), as well as 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home, from 1pm - 8pm...
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Michael Dean Deuschle

December 25, 1967 - June 15, 2017

Michael Dean DeuschleDecember 25, 1967 – June 15, 2017Michael married Julie Brandt Chapman and they had two children, Tasha and Kenneth. Later they divorced and Michael remarried.Michael married Dawnna (Thurber) Deuschle and to this marriage added two step children, Heather Thurber and Justin Winters. Unexpectantly, Dawnna, the love of his life, passed away on 3/3/02.Michael then married...
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