Our Obituaries

Joseph Joe Poncelet

March 29, 1934 - September 16, 2017

Joseph John Poncelet 83, Knights of Columbus member, passed away September 16, 2017. Joseph was a loving father, patient Godly man who loved his family. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded by wife of 27 years, Shirley Beth Poncelet; parents, Joseph C. and Grace Poncelet; sister, Delores Fielder, brother-in-law, Jack Fielder, and sister in law, Joanna Poncelet. Joseph is survived by...
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Tasha TaRee Cooper

August 30, 1955 - September 14, 2017

Born in Liberal, KS to Carl and Sue McAbee, on August 30, 1955. Tasha passed away on September 14, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK. Tasha graduated from WSU with a degree in nursing in 1984 and loved to teach nursing to new generations. She enjoyed traveling and her daughter's cooking, had a desire to learn everything she could about everything, was strong in her faith, and was a devoted mother who...
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Eddie Kenneth Kautz

April 11, 1937 - September 14, 2017

80, passed away September 14, 2017. Eddie retired from Boeing as a Supervisor and worked in aircraft for 55 years, enjoyed working on cars, fishing, carpentry and WWE. He was preceded by his parents, Ed and Ruth Kautz; brother, Roy Kautz; and granddaughter, Krystal Propp. Eddie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lauralee Kautz; daughters, Rebekah Kautz and Rhonda (Doug) Propp; brother, Richard ...
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Nina Lee Quam

April 15, 1954 - September 12, 2017

Nina Lee Quam 63, loving wife, mother, grandmother and Bulger's warranty clerk, passed away September 12, 2017. She is survived by husband of 38 years, Earl Quam; son, David (Arta) Quam; brother, Ray (Cheryl), George (Deanne) and Bill Hainlen and Timothy Duggan; and grandchild, Wyatt Quam. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday 15th and funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 both at...
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David Hughes Jones

May 26, 1948 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Gerald Roy Perryman

February 18, 1948 - September 11, 2017

68, retired Boeing Engineer passed away September 11, 2017. Gerald was a graduate of Southeast High School and Wichita State University. He was preceded by his parents, Bryant and Juanita Perryman. Gary is survived by wife of 46 years, Linda Perryman; son, Clayton Marshall Perryman; and sister, Paula (J.R.) Hudgins. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Resthaven...
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Mary Louise Hughes

June 3, 1926 - September 11, 2017

Age 91, passed to her eternal reward Monday, September 11, 2017. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Randle. She leaves behind 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Mary was an active member of Central Community Church, talented seamstress and dedicated homemaker. Although she will be missed by all who loved her, it is...
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Philip M. Cole

May 21, 1946 - September 10, 2017

Philip Michael Cole 71, United States Air Force Veteran, passed away September 10, 2017. Philip is survived by daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Schock and Tammy (Greg) Rogers; grandchildren, Stephen, Terrea, and Alycia Reed and Raelynn and Alexa Rogers; and great grandchildren, Monique and Erin Reed and Riley and River Price. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Resthaven...
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Vernon Kell Smith

December 8, 1925 - September 10, 2017

Vernon Kell Smith 91, retired Financial Analyst for Farm Credit System, passed away September 10, 2017. Vernon was a school teacher before serving in the United States Army during WWII and was on the board of Farm Credit Services of Central Kansas ACA after. He was a member of Olivet Baptist church for 58 years and very involved in the church's growth. Vernon served as the Chairman of the...
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Clarence Lee Howell

January 10, 1932 - September 9, 2017

Howell, Clarence Lee, 85, died September 9th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 10th, 1932. He was a truck driver for Jones Truck Lines for 30 years till retirement. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Lucy Howell; loving wife, Virginia Howell; brothers, Clyde, Gerald, Harold and Richard Howell, as well as sons-in-law, Ronald Eaton and David Tuders. He is...
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Carol Sue Warren

June 15, 1947 - September 6, 2017

Carol Sue Warren (Emmett), 70, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on September 6, 2017. Carol was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on June 15, 1947. She later retired in 1994 from Learjet after 16 years of service. She enjoyed painting ceramics, taking trips to the zoo, playing online games and completing crossword puzzles in pen. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Lary;...
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Sarah Albertine Rue

July 19, 1933 - September 5, 2017

84, retired Wichita Eagle accountant, went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2017. Albertine was the owner of Rue Publishing House and a Gideon's Auxiliary member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and sister, Ruth Dillon. Albertine is survived by her sister, Naomi (Herald) Walton; sons, Robert Timothy (Sandra) Rue of Angola, IN, Stephen (Beverly) Rue of Valley Center, KS and...
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Ruby Irene Boes

March 4, 1934 - September 5, 2017

83, passed away September 5, 2017. Ruby was a dedicated wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed hiking and being in nature. Ruby was preceded by parents, Jack and Mildred Wilson; siblings, Ronald Wilson, Rudean Carson and Mavis Russell. She is survived by husband of 61 years, Donald J. Boes; sons, Doug and Mike (Tammy) Boes; daughter, Michelle (Kevin)...
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Dorothy M. WALKER

June 19, 1925 - September 5, 2017

92, passed away September 5, 2017. She was born June 19, 1925 in Lansing, KS to Jesse and Elsie Russell. Dorothy was a selfless, kind and caring woman that will be missed dearly. She was preceded by husband, John Walker; children, John R., Barbara, and Mary Walker; and two grandchildren. Dorothy is survived by sons, Chuck, Allen and Jack Walker; daughters, Wanda Perdoe, Janet Bigley, Joan Walker,...
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David B. Kunkle

February 27, 1930 - September 4, 2017

David B. Kunkle, 87, United States Marine Veteran, passed away September 4, 2017. David was a graduate of the University of Louisville and Realtor/Owner of Real Estate Plus. He was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to classical music. David is preceded by son, Nathan Kunkle; father, Nial (Emmy) Kunkle; mother, Lillian Kunkle and brother, Nial Kunkle Jr. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Sue...
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Emilie J. Henry

December 14, 1936 - September 3, 2017

80, fought a courageous battle and passed away September 3, 2017. Emilie was a devoted mom and friend who loved oil painting, playing piano, watching sports and the Chicago Bears, bird watching and completing crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Lund. Emilie is survived by her son, Ron Lund and daughter, Carolyn Henry. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on...
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Florine N. Johnson

December 21, 1928 - September 2, 2017

Florine Johnson 88, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on December 21, 1928 to Wallace and Florence Small in Brush, CO. She is preceded in death by her parents and husbands Harold Schreiner and Wallace Johnson. Survivors: brother, Wayne Small (Marilyn); son, Robert Schreiner (Betty); daughter Linda Mayans (Carlos); 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass...
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David Webster

June 17, 1925 - September 2, 2017

David WebsterBorn to Dave and Meda Webster on June 17, 1925 in Marble City, OK, David passed away on September 2, 2017 in Wichita, KS. David retired from Dondlinger Construction in 1987. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 60 years, Claudia, daughter Judy, and his brothers and sisters. David is survived by daughter Janey (Tim) Purcell of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Theresa (Drew) Groff...
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Jennifer Susan Sullivan

August 20, 1956 - September 1, 2017

Jennifer Susan Sullivan 61, passed away September 1, 2017. Jennifer retired from the American Red Cross as the Manager of the Reference Laboratory after 34 years of service. She enjoyed going out to eat with her sisters, playing with her pet dachshunds, and traveling to Kansas City and shopping with Suzette. She was preceded by parents, Perry and Dorothy Sullivan. Jennifer is survived by wife,...
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Connie Murillo

October 22, 1934 - August 30, 2017

Connie Murillo, 82, passed away at home August 30, 2017. She was the seventh daughter born to Anastasio and Francesca Arguelles. Connie graduated from Eureka Senior High in 1953, she then attended Venus Academy of Cosmetology in Wichita, KS. She was preceded in death by husband of 45 years, James Murillo; parents; siblings, Della Brown, Mary Ortiz, Celso and Raymond Arguelles, Pauline Arguelles,...
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Kathy Jean Gentry Dawson

July 14, 1968 - August 30, 2017

Dawson, Kathy Jean (Gentry), 49, of Wichita, returned to her heavenly home August 30, 2017. Kathy is survived by her children, Dakota Dawson, Tanner Dawson, and Connor Dawson; mother, Sammye Gentry; siblings, Randy House, Teresa Benton, and Stacy Gentry; as well as, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Kathy is preceded in death by her father, David Gentry; brother, Bryan Gentry; and grandparents,...
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Joe R. Murillo

February 22, 1931 - August 27, 2017

Joe Raul Murillo 86, passed away August 27, 2017. Joe was a simple and quiet family man that loved family parties, playing dominoes, and listening to music. He collected Coca Cola memorabilia, cheering for WSU basketball and watching sports, and had an interest in astronomy. Joe volunteered for Meals on Wheels, screening clients for court appearances and teaching English to immigrants. He was...
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Mary Imogene Belknap

July 23, 1930 - August 25, 2017

87, passed away August 25, 2017. She was preceded by Husband, Marion Belknap. Mary is survived by sons, Bobby and Billy Belknap; daughter, Wanda (David) Baker; 5 grandchildren, Stefanie (Robert) Nixon, Amy (Rocky) Sumpter, Jeny (Jason) Gragg, Lori Belknap, Dylan Belknap; 10 great grandchildren, Candace (Courtney) Lanier, Bailee Peterson, Reaghan Peterson, Carter Gragg, Emma Gragg, Noah Sumpter,...
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Lawrence W. Osborne

December 14, 1918 - August 25, 2017

Lawrence W. Osborne 98, retired Beech Aircraft Engineer passed away August 25, 2017. Lawrence was born in Council Grove, KS to William and Edith Osborne December 14, 1918. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church, enjoyed gardening and attending people's yards, and working out at Health Strategies. Lawrence was preceded by wife, Ella Mary Osborne; parents; brothers, Carl, Mason, and Leroy...
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Mary Lynn Reed

June 3, 1957 - August 23, 2017

60, passed away Wed. August 23, 2017 in Wichita, KS. Born to Edward C. Haines and Margaret Knostman Haines on June 3, 1957, in Mentor, KS she grew up as a farm girl with a special love of horses and her pet dogs and cats. They moved to a cattle ranch in Douglass, KS during her teen years and she graduated from Douglass HS in 1975. She attended both Kansas State University and later Wichita State...
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Earnestine D. Elliott

March 13, 1929 - August 21, 2017

Earnestine was born on March 13, 1929 to the late Mark and Frances Criner. With much excitement, she was welcomed into this family of four sisters, Mildred, Wilma, Bertha and Nathella. Later, finally, a brother was added to the family, Mark Criner Jr. She lived with her family in Haskell, Oklahoma until they moved to Muskogee, OK where her musical abilities were nurtured. She became a soloist in...
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Beatrice Elaine Willis

December 17, 1930 - August 20, 2017

Cypress, California~Beatrice Elaine "Sandy" Willis, 86, born in Michigan and raised in California, passed away at her home on August 20, 2017 after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jimmie, her parents and grandparents and her beloved grandson, Daniel. She worked in dentistry for many years and also retail. She was a champion for...
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Don B. Stahr

September 24, 1929 - August 20, 2017

87, partner of Bever Dye Tax Law, LLC, passed away August 20, 2017. Don was born September 24, 1929 in Waco, Nebraska to Theo and Mildred Stahr. He would obtain his Doctorate of Law at Washburn University, and was an avid Shockers and Cornhuskers fan. Don enjoyed playing pitch and spending time with his grandkids and family. He was preceded by wife of 62 years, Dana Stahr. Don is survived by son,...
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Betty Joyce Pool

June 29, 1935 - August 16, 2017

BETTY "JOYCE" POOL was born in Smithland, Kentucky on June 29, 1935 to Zed and Mary Mitchell who precede her in death. Her sisters, Evelyn (Red) Corter and May Evitts, along with their husbands, also preceded her. Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, she met and married the love of her life John Pool, her partner for almost 65 years. They were married at the 12th Street Baptist Church in Paducah...
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Gladys L. Loghry

January 1, 1921 - August 15, 2017

Gladys L. (Robertson) Loghry was born January 1, 1921 in Delaware, Oklahoma and graduated to eternal life with her Savior Jesus Christ on August 15, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. Gladys was the eldest daughter an second of six children born to Thomas Alexander Robertson and Pearl Davis Robertson. Gladys is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Everett Maurice Loghry; grandson, Derrin...
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Rudy T. Rushing

August 15, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Rudy T. Rushing 77, retired from the Air Force after 23 years and as a lab tech at Augusta Hospital after 15 years, passed away August 14, 2017. Rudy enjoyed "lumber jack golfing" and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded by wife, Catherine Rushing; parents; brothers, Charles and James "Dink" Rushing; sister, Virginia Louise Underwood; and great grandchild,...
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Earl Franklin Berry

August 8, 1928 - August 14, 2017

89, Boeing transportation employee, passed away August 14, 2017. Earl was born August 8, 1928 in Miller, MO, to Leonard and Lucinda Berry. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he married Betty Turner on May 15, 1954. Earl regularly attended Central Community Church in Wichita. He enjoyed working on cars and traveling with Betty, but most of all, he was a dedicated family man. Earl is...
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Esther Mae Fornshell

October 11, 1927 - August 13, 2017

Born to Alson and Zama Compton on October 11, 1927, Esther passed away on August 13, 2017 at the age of 89. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale, and son Mark. Esther is survived by son Tom (Kathie) Fornshell; daughter, Debbie (Gary) Henning; brothers, Pete (Nelva) Compton, Homer (Pat) Compton, and Earl (Norma) Compton; sister, Mary Jane Alloway; 10 grandchildren, 29 great...
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Mary Ester Baker Markel

June 1, 1922 - August 11, 2017

Mary Izella Ester Markel age 95 of Wichita Kansas, entered Heaven's Gates on August 11, 2017. Mary was a devoted wife and mother, loving grandmother, protective big sister and caring aunt to all of her family. Her family included her beloved daughter, Suzan, son-in-law, Nish; grandchildren Joshua and Laurel Limaye and siblings, Vivian Sullivan, Eugene Baker, Lloyd Baker and Katherine Beckner....
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William D. Paschal

October 7, 1925 - August 11, 2017

William D. Paschal October 7, 1925 - August 11, 2017. Retired dentist, Wichita, KS. William was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Eva Paschal and brother Vincent Paschal. William is survived by his wife Marjorie Paschal; daughters Nancy (Jerry) Thomas, Jan Paschal (Jack Fitzgibbon); sons Alan (Julie) Paschal and Ron Paschal; and grandchildren Ashley Paschal, Brittany Paschal, Erica...
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Kenneth Gerald Sharp

September 14, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Kenn "Kenny" Sharp, 74, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at home. Kenn was born September 14, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa, to George and Marjorie (Coe) Sharp. Kenn was a Air Force veteran and member of VFW post #3115. He worked as a teacher at Wilbur Junior High and Wellington High schools, as well as schools in Nebraska and Iowa. Kenn...
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William H. Wunder

December 2, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Dr. William Harrison "Bill" Wunder, beloved and admired by his family, friends and colleagues, passed away on August 10, 2017 at age 87. Dr. Wunder was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lydia, along with his brothers Harry, John and Eugene, and his daughter, Cara. He is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, as well as his brother,...
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Alice Lourdes Teixeira Carvalho

November 20, 1930 - August 10, 2017

Carvalho, Alice Lourdes Teixeira, Homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother-passed away August 10, 2017, at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Antonio. She is survived by her sons, Roger and Mark "Carv" (Teresa) Carvalho, both of Wichita; grandchildren, Kelly (Kim) Carvalho (Pinner, UK), Nick Carvalho (Berthoud, CO), Chelsea (Chase) Manuel (Wichita),...
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Marcus F. Sumner

October 7, 1959 - August 9, 2017

Sumner, Marcus F., 57 of Wichita, KS passed away on August 9, 2017 with his loving family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Marcus was born on October 7, 1959 in Wichita, KS to proud parents, Ferris and Norma Sumner. He was a lifelong resident of Wichita and received his education there graduating from West High School in 1977. He grew up a hard worker who eventually...
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Bruce Michael Davis

July 23, 1949 - August 6, 2017

Bruce Michael Davis 68, U.S. Army Veteran passed away August 6, 2017. Bruce was the epitome of a family man, he was gentle, loved his family and playing with his grandbabies. He was a man of traditions, he loved the spirit of Christmas, foods that reminded him of family times and decorating for the seasons. He enjoyed Nascar, golfing (with Wellers), watching Derick, Justin and Greg drag racing at...
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Nathaniel Franklin Ordway

February 8, 1996 - August 5, 2017

21, United States Marine, passed away serving his country August 5, 2017. Born to Kathy "Kat" and Kerry Ordway February 8, 1996 in Wichita, KS. Nathan graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 2014 during which time he was an ROTC member. After graduation, Nathan followed his calling and enlisted in the Marines. While serving he received the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War...
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Mary Louise Blevins Scovel

September 24, 1921 - August 5, 2017

Mary Louise (Blevins) Scovel, 95, peacefully passed away August 5, 2017. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Orville Scovel and is survived by her children, Jonnie and her husband Paul Carver, Marilyn Eastergard, Nancy Peterson, Tom and Richard Scovel; grandchildren, Amy Carver, Johnathan and Brian...
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Evelyn June Wortman

July 14, 1920 - August 5, 2017

97, born to Earle and Mertle Pelham on July 14, 1920 in Neosho Rapids, KS, passed away on August 5, 2017. She was a past ladies auxiliary president for VFW Post 3115, lifetime member of American Legion Post 256 and member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Evelyn is preceded by husband, Elmer F. Wortman; sons, Sonny Tanner and Glenn Wortman; daughters, Loretta Jolly and Deborah Ungerer; brother, Bud...
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Virginia F. Evans

May 10, 1925 - August 2, 2017

Virginia was born in Kansas City, Mo. on May 10th, 1925. She left this world and joined her Heavenly Father on August 2, 2017. During her 92 years on earth, she was involved in many activities including over 50 years of service to Eastern Star. She also helped start up West Heights Methodist Church with Reverend Unruh who then taught her the game of mahjong which she became pretty good at...
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Aee Arlene Rogers

June 18, 1947 - August 1, 2017

70, passed away August 1, 2017. Aee was born June 18, 1947 in Wichita, KS to Kenneth and Mildred Bruce. She was preceded in death by parents and sister, Gayle Matuska. Aee is survived by husband, Michael Rogers; daughters, Andrea Mann, Michele (Justin) Ingle, Kandice (Scott) Hill, and Sarah (Jerrod) King all of Wichita, KS; sister, Virginia (Bill) Schermerhorn of Phoenix, AZ; and 5 grandchildren...
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John L. Schutt

March 31, 1946 - July 31, 2017

71, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. John was a retired systems analyst for Boeing and was a professional automobile relocation executive with Avis. He was preceded in death by son, Jason Lee; and daughter, Stacie Marie. John is survived by wife of 52 years Vickie; son, Mark; parents, Gordon and Irma Schutt; one grandson on the way; brother, Robert (Mary) one niece and 3 nephews. Visitation...
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Patricia Schumacher

July 27, 1943 - July 31, 2017

Schumacher, Patricia Marie, 74, retired USD 259 Administrative Assistant, passed away July 31, 2017. Patricia was born to the late Charles and Gladys Barrett on July 27, 1943 in Sabetha, KS. She is survived by husband of 55 years, Dick Schumacher; children, Dennis (Robyn) Schumacher, Vicki Schumacher, and Julie (Bryant) Wilks; brother, Harold "Charlie" (Mary Jo) Barrett; grandkids,...
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Beverly J. Shepherd Simons

November 11, 1939 - July 30, 2017

Simons (Shepherd), Beverly J., born Nov. 11, 1939 to parents, Murl and Irene Shepherd in Harper KS, passed away July 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by parents, husband, Virgil Simons, and brother, Calvin Shepherd. She is survived by children, Donita Kellogg, Darlene Abernathy, Denise Simons, Dora Yaeger, Darrell (Bobbi) Simons, and Darian (Carmin) Simons; 12 grandchildren, 21 great...
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Dale W. Bonewitz

October 13, 1945 - July 29, 2017

Born to parents John and Lola on October 13, 1945 in Wichita, KS, Dale passed away on July 29, 2017 in his home town of Wichita. He was a systems engineer for IBM, Businessland, and LSI as well as a former Sonic Drive In owner. While Dale was a reserved man, he was unendingly patient, polite, and caring. He could often be found building something, from model planes to a deck and a gazebo for the...
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Miresu I. Maben

April 9, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Miresu Ito Maben, 92, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2017. She was preceded by her parents and one brother. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Maben of Goddard, Kansas; daughter Margaret Maben (Robert Marley) of Rolla, Missouri; sons Dale (Julie) Maben of Golden; Missouri, Donald (Angela) Maben of Goddard, Kansas; and Neal Maben of Kalispell, Montana. She also had four...
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Elsie L. Mathis

April 7, 1943 - July 23, 2017

Elsie Mathis 74, loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away July 23, 2017. She was born April 7, 1943, to Chester and Lorraine Spillman in Wichita, KS. Elsie bowled on a league at Seneca Bowling Alley, she also enjoyed going to the casino, crafts and attending her grandchildren's events. She was preceded by husband, Dewey E. Mathis; daughter, Tammy Johnson; parents and sister,...
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Richard A. Fosse

November 25, 1927 - July 23, 2017

Richard A. Fosse 89, Owner of Fosse Sales Inc., passed away July 23, 2017. Richard was born in Evanston, IL on October 25, 1927 to Andrew and Hazel Fosse. He was an active member of Westwood Presbyterian Church and a hospice volunteer. Richard was preceded by wife of 62 years, Margaret Fosse. He is survived by son, John (Debi) Fosse; daughter, Ann (Allen) Pike; grandchildren, Chase (Caitlyn)...
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Jim Dee Dies

October 7, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Jim D. Dies

October 7, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Dies, Jim Dee, 79, retired truck driver passed away July 20, 2017. Jim loved to travel having been to all 50 states, especially his favorite, Hawaii. He enjoyed driving his motor home and boat, going out to eat at Village Inn, and going to the Kansas Star casino. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, a volunteer Sheriff's Officer, and a West Acres senior bowler. Jim was preceded by parents,...
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John L. James

November 26, 1922 - July 18, 2017

John Leslie James, 94, passed away July 18, 2017 in Wichita, KS. He was born November 26, 1922 in Sharon, OK to John Lloyd and Opal (Hastings) James. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne; his parents; his sister, Doris Watson; and grandson, Alex James. John was a much loved father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed traveling the world, the beauty of nature, the...
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Helen M. Hoisington

May 10, 1918 - July 17, 2017

Hoisington, Helen M., 99, passed away July 17, 2017. Helen was born to Weir and Lela Gross May 10, 1918 in Clearwater, KS. She was preceded by husband, Donald E. Hoisington; parents; siblings, Robert and Weir Gross Jr. and Muriel Love. Helen is survived by daughters, Judith (Mike) Blue and Sharon (Roy) Sharp; sister, Marilyn Dauster; grandchildren, Shannon (Bob) Tranmer, Dawn (Kym) Blue, Bradley ...
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Arthur Ray Goebel

November 8, 1950 - July 16, 2017

Goebel, Arthur "Art" Ray, 66, retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant and member of The Center Church, met his Heavenly Father face to face July 16, 2017. He was the epitome of a devout man of God. He loved the Lord and he embodied His compassion and kindness. Art helped people and serve the Lord with all his being. He studied his bible fervently and had an extensive knowledge of the Book...
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Thomas Matthew Hentzen

September 22, 1924 - July 14, 2017

92, passed away July 14, 2017. Tom was born September 22, 1924, to Louis and Ella Hentzen in St. Paul, KS. He served in the United States Army during WWII and later retired as a painter for Chance Rides Manufacturing Inc. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256 and a member of BoysTown. He enjoyed wood working and painting, was an avid pitch player and was a Huskers sports fan. Tom was...
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Michelle J. Lechner

December 23, 1947 - July 10, 2017

Michelle Jodee Lechner 69, passed away July 10, 2017. Michelle was born December, 23, 1947 in California. She was preceded by husband, Willard A. Lechner; and parents. Michelle is survived by sons, Brad (Christie) and Steven Lechner; four legged daughter, Chloe Lechner; grandkids, Sean and Kaloni Lechner; and great grandkids, Sebastian, Oliver and Willow. A Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m....
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Iris Jean Sanborn

September 2, 1930 - July 10, 2017

Iris Jean Sanborn, retired data entry operator with Via Christi St. Joseph, passed away on July 10, 2017 in Wichita, KS. She was born to Virgil and Dessie Thomas on September 2, 1930 in Enid, OK. Iris was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Marilyn Seery-Matney. She is survived by husband of 68 years, Rosco Sanborn; son Mark (Karlene) Sanborn; daughters Rhonda Wilson and Karen (Jim)...
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Eugene L. Miller

March 27, 1919 - July 9, 2017

Eugene L. Miller 98, retired Co-Op grain manager, passed away July 9, 2017. Eugene was born March 27, 1919 in Wellington, KS to Aidron and Ethel Miller. He served in the United States Army during WWII and for the Coastguard during the Korean War. Eugene was preceded in death by wife of 65 years, Dorothy Miller; parents; and one brother and one sister. He is survived by sons, Stanley (Terry)...
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Harold C. Dooling

August 1, 1923 - July 8, 2017

Harold Curtis Dooling of Wichita, passed on July 8, 2017, at age of 93. Harold was an Electrician and retired after 40 years. Born in Wichita on August 4, 1923, to Clifton and Irene Dooling, he was one of four siblings; James Dooling, Betty Ingersoll and Bonnie Sample. Harold is preceded in death by his son, Truman Rick Dooling and grandson, Kyle Douglas Thornburg. Also, by both parents,...
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Charles Clyde Hargrave

September 4, 1930 - July 8, 2017

Charles Clyde, son of Stella Anetti (Ledbetter) and Benonie Sparks Hargrave, was born September 4, 1930 in Mount Vernon, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2017 at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was raised on a farm in the community of Majors, Texas, seven miles south of Mount Vernon. At the age of 11 he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and shortly after was called to...
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Frederick Louis Moran

May 31, 1945 - July 8, 2017

Moran, Frederick "Fred" Louis III , born to Frederick Jr. and Mary Moran on May 31, 1945 in Atlanta, GA Fred passed away on July 8, 2017 in Wichita, KS. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Sherry Moran, parents, brother, Michael Moran, and sister, Maureen Moran. Fred is survived by sons, Peter (Janet) Moran, Daniel (Natasha) Moran, and Robert (Margaret) Moran; daughter, Claudia...
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John E. Rogers

December 25, 1930 - July 8, 2017

Rogers, John E., 86, went to his eternal home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2017. John worked for Cessna for 19 years and owner of John Rogers Trucking. He enjoyed coaching basketball, gospel singing, traveling around in his motor home, and being a proud grandfather. He is preceded in death by parents Ellis and Dessie Rogers, 1 brother, and 1 sister. He is survived by wife of 66 years, Ozella;...
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Ella Jean Riggs

November 1, 1923 - July 7, 2017

Riggs, Ella Jean, Born to Lula and Fred Morrison on November 1, 1923 in McCune KS, Ella was reunited with her husband on June 7, 2017 at the age of 93. Ella was a devoted member of Riverside Christian Church for 60 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 65 years, Donald "Verne" Riggs, son, Darryl Riggs, 1 brother, and 3 sisters. Ella is survived by son, Donald "Don" Riggs;...
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Frances Seely

August 17, 1922 - July 6, 2017

Seely, Frances Marie, 94, passed away July 6, 2017. Frances was born August 17, 1922 in St. Mary's, Kansas to George & Eve Thimesch. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church who was young at heart, loved dancing and in her younger years,playing pranks on her sisters. Frances was a league bowler and a foster grandmother for Stanley Elementary. She was a loving wife, mother, and...
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Huey J. Jennings

January 15, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Huey "Bootsie" J. Jennings 86 retired Excel meat cutter, passed away July 5, 2017. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ and was known best for his wit and humor. Whenever he was asked how he was doing, he would reply, "Teee'rific"! Bootsie enjoyed taking walks outside and formerly owned of Huey Jennings Grocery in Anniston Alabama. He was preceded by wife, Mary Jo Jennings;...
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Joanne Schroth

February 20, 1934 - July 5, 2017

Joanne Schroth 83, loving wife, mother & grandmother, passed away July 5, 2017. She loved flowers, gardening and enjoyed visits to the zoo. Joanne worked as a paraprofessional for USD 259, and a nursery attendant, for over 40 years, at Glenville Church where she was a member for over 50 years. Preceded by husband of 39 years, Donald E. Schroth; daughter, Sandra Vaughan; parents, Frank &...
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Hattie Janetta Whitney

October 19, 1925 - July 4, 2017

Hattie Janetta Whitney 91, born October 19, 1925 in Harford, PA to Claude and Hattie Smith, passed away July 4, 2017. Hattie was a dedicated member of her church including, church ministry and mission trips with her husband, playing the organ, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She worked as an LPN and later retiring as a pharmacy technician for the VA...
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Jack Kenneth Sentel

December 24, 1928 - July 2, 2017

Sentel, Jack K., 88, passed away July 2, 2017 in Wichita, KS. Jack was the supervisor over maintenance for USD 259 for 40 years before retiring. He was a 50 year member of the Albert Pike Lodge #303, as well as a dedicated member of American Legion Post #401 and the NRA. Jack was a "Mountain Man" who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt bikes, hiking and traveling. He is...
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Arneta Ruth Towns

September 14, 1923 - July 2, 2017

Towns, Arneta Ruth (Ott), Ruth passed away July 2, 2017. She was born September 14, 1923 in Lockwood, MO to Fred and Minny Ott. The love of her life, Lawrence, passed away 9 ½ years ago. They were married for 64 years. She was den mother for the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and PTA president of Eureka School for 2 years. She worked at Boeing and Western Control. She is preceded in death by her...
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John Herbert Martin

May 24, 1944 - July 1, 2017

Martin, John Herbert, John was born to John and Elizabeth Cleophas Martin on May 24, 1944 in Detroit MI, and passed away Saturday July 1, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS at the age of 73. On August 24, 1968, he was united in marriage to Jeanne Foster. He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandson. John is survived by his wife Jeanne; son Jason of Wichita, KS; daughter Jennifer...
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Annabelle Hinshaw

November 14, 1925 - June 30, 2017

Hinshaw, Annabelle, 91, of Wichita, homemaker, former teacher and secretary, passed peacefully from this earth on June 30 in Dallas, TX. Annabelle was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Laverne Bowers of Springfield CO, and her husband, Dr. Verlin O. Hinshaw of Wichita. She is survived by her sister, Eva Mae Dunlap of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Daryl Hinshaw of Dallas; daughter,...
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Charles A. Wood

February 9, 1944 - June 28, 2017

Charles A. Wood III 73, retired Boeing and Spirit Planner, passed away June 28, 2017. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1944 to Charles Jr. and Martha Wood. Charles was preceded by wife of 35 years, Joyce Wood; and his parents. He is survived by daughter, Teri (Tim) Thummel; siblings, Patty Mullen of Overland Park, KS, Roddy (Donna) Wood of Stuart, FL, and Dee Dee (Jerry)...
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Dale James Anderson

June 29, 1953 - June 26, 2017

Dale James Anderson, Jr. 63, retired aircraft N.C. Programmer, passed away June 26, 2017. Dale was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching UFC, coaching soccer, playing poker with friends, camping, working, drumming in various bands and was also a black belt in karate. Above all else he was a loving father, husband, and grandfather who loved watching his grandchildren...
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Ruth Marie Jantz

February 2, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Ruth M. Jantz 89, passed away June 25, 2017. She is survived by husband of 66 years, Floyd Jantz. Private family services.
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Pamela L. Headley

January 15, 1953 - June 25, 2017

Born January 15, 1953 in Hackensack, NJ. Pamela passed away June 25, 2017 in Wichita, KS at the age of 64. Pamela was a cat lover that took care of the feral cats in her neighborhood as well as being a jewelry artist who supported local craft shows with Ann Collins. She is preceded in death by parents, Fred and Alice Owens and daughter, Heather Dawn Batson. Pamela is survived by husband of 28...
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Otto Rudolph

December 6, 1947 - June 22, 2017

69, retired Air Force Master Sergeant and Boeing Inspector, passed away June 22, 2017. Born on December 6, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska to Henry and Clara Rudolph. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. Otto was preceded by parents; brothers, Harry and Ray Rudolph; Infant brother, Harold Rudolph; 2 sisters, Eileen Simonsen and Eleanor Penke. Otto is survived by wife of 49...
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Theodore R. Van Horn

October 3, 1944 - June 21, 2017

72, retired Boeing and Spirit employee, passed away on June 21, 2017. Ted was a member for over 20 years with Triumphant Faith Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Geneva Van Horn; son, Theodore "Jay" R. Van Horn, Jr. Ted is survived by wife of almost 25 years, Lynn M. Van Horn; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" (Steve) Cearnal; stepchildren, Stephen (Darrah)...
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Esther Marie Penachio

September 17, 1920 - June 20, 2017

Esther Marie Penachio 96, passed away June 20, 2017. Esther was born September 17,1920 to John and Katherine Eickhoff in Girard, Kansas. She was preceded by husband, Angelo Penachio; and parents. Esther is survived by son, Danny (Lana Helm) Penachio; daughters, Elaine (Bob) Todd, and Diana (Allen) Freeman; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday,...
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Frances Belle Davy

June 27, 1936 - June 19, 2017

Davy, Frances Belle, 80, passed away June 19, 2017. She was preceded by husband, Kenny Davy, and son, Ronald Davy. Frances is survived by daughter, Debbie (Raymond) Girrens; sister, Sharon Winters; grandchildren, Ryan, Shawn and Zachary Girrens, Sandra Davy-Power, Jason Davy, Steffanie Davy, Shawna Albright-Davy, and Colton Albright-Davy; great grandchildren, Anthony Cox, Kyle Davy, Julianna...
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Barbara Jane Watkins

March 20, 1964 - June 18, 2017

Barbara Jane Watkins 53, formerly of Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, passed away June 18, 2017. Barbara graduated in 1984 from Riverside High School in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. She was a talented artist, many of her paintings were featured on ARC calendars and distributed nationwide. She was accomplished in sign language, displaying her talent signing music at church, and in assisted living...
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Stanley Warren Williams

November 2, 1952 - June 16, 2017

Stanley Warren Williams 64, passed away on June 16, 2017 from complications of diabetes. He was born on November 02, 1952 to Mabel and Bert Williams. Stan graduated from Friends University in 1985, with a BS in Business Administration and worked with various local aircraft manufacturers for many years as a cost estimator, buyer and industrial engineer. He changed careers in 1996 and worked as a...
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Sylvia Jeanne Finnell

April 9, 1937 - June 15, 2017

Jeanne, 80, passed away June 15, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents Constance A. and Ray M. Christianson, and brother Charles R. Christianson. Jeanne enjoyed her retirement from Cessna Aircraft Co. by spending time with her grand kids, and creating amazing art. She is survived by her daughter, Shawna Olberding (Richard); grandchildren, Shawn M....
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Carl Nicholas Hayes

November 10, 1928 - June 15, 2017

Carl Nicholas Hayes 88, US Navy Veteran of WWII, mechanic of 40 years, and Dillon's delivery driver, joined his heavenly family June 15, 2017. Carl was born on a farm near Jet, OK, to George Hayes and Catherine "Katie" Hayes Nov. 10, 1928. He married Leona Wayman in 1950. He and Leona raised four children, Carl, Howard, Mary, and Leona. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife,...
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Eva Frances Commer

May 13, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Commer, Eva F., 86, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2017. Married for 56 years to Dean Commer, widowed for 7 years. Mother and teacher to three sons, Eric (Jeanne) Commer of Wichita, Jan (Rebecca) Commer of San Antonio, and Andrew (Mary) Commer of Tulsa. Survived by five grandchildren, Hilary, Morgan, Molly, Amy, and Adam; two sisters, Virginia (Bert) Sutton of Monte Vista, Colorado and...
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Gerald Lee Capps

October 28, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Gerald Lee Capps 85, died on June 12, 2017 at his home following a long battle with cancer. He joined his wife Rosalee, and one grandson in his heavenly home. He leaves behind 5 children, Donetta Thompson, Rick (Debbie) Capps, Teresa (Dennis) Stange, Christina (Larry) Daley, and Jeffrey (Janet) Capps; 10 grandchildren as well as 14 great-grandchildren. Gerald was born in Liberal, MO on October 28...
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Beverly Jean Bennett

June 2, 1933 - June 11, 2017

Beverly J. Bennett 84, passed away June 11, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Bev was born June 2, 1933 in Abilene, KS to Charles and Alice Bennett. She was everyone's mom, if you came to the Bennett house, you became family and you didn't leave without a hug. Bev had a big heart that touched many and was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bennett....
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Harold Henry Downing

September 14, 1920 - June 10, 2017

Harold Henry Downing, 96, of Wichita, Kansas peacefully departed this world on the evening of June 10, 2017 at the Kansas Masonic Home. Born in Minnesota on September 14, 1920, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Frisbie Downing in 1964; wife, Lorene Wright Downing in 2002; and brother, Dr. Charles F. Downing in 2013. Harold is survived by daughter, Linda Donahoo; sons, Roger (Tammy)...
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Darrell Leroy Boswell

July 6, 1934 - June 10, 2017

Darrell Leroy Boswell, 82, U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Cessna, Darrell passed away June 10, 2017 in Wichita, KS. He is preceded in death by parents James and Almer Boswell, wife Jane, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and grandson Brent Sparrow. Darrell is survived by daughter Brenda (Clark) Sparrow, grandchildren Bryan and Kelly, and many nieces, nephews, and several friends. Funeral services will...
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Sharon Z. Howell-Hursh

April 3, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Sharon Z. (Robertson) Howell-Hursh 86, passed away June 8, 2017. Born April 3, 1931 in Emporia, KS. to Lois (Barackman) and James L. "Bud" Robertson of Howard, Ks. Sharon graduated from Climax High School in 1948. She moved to Wichita, KS. in 1950 where she worked at the Wichita Clinic, Belford Motors, Okmar Oil Co. and National Coop Refinery as a secretary. She also worked at Learjet...
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Jane M. Aitken

February 17, 1932 - June 8, 2017

Jane Martha Aitken, 85, passed away June 8, 2017. She was born February 17, 1932 in Darien, Georgia to Arthur and Willie Jess Crawford. She was preceded by husband, Donald G. Aitken; parents; five siblings; grandchild, Jesse; and great grandchild, Trinity. Jane is survived by children, Donna (Craig) Estep, Ellen (David) Burke and Gary (Rebecca) Aitken; grandchildren, Carrie, Missy, Autumn, Angela...
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Thomas L. Shrank

June 13, 1953 - June 6, 2017

Shrank, Thomas L. "Tim", 63, entered into eternity on June 6, 2017. Thomas was born June 13, 1953 in Wichita, Kansas, to John Thomas and Marie Shrank. Thomas recently retired from WSU as a Postal Clearing Clerk; he enjoyed his work there and was well respected. Thomas was a retired Army Reserve Sargent, who was awarded the Twenty-Fourth Annual Philip A. Connelly Award for Best Field...
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James L. Roland

September 23, 1933 - June 5, 2017

James Lyndell Roland 83, retired Boeing Aircraft Co., passed away June 5, 2017. James was born September 23, 1933 to Mike Gorman and Anna Mattie Roland in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was preceded by wife, Mary Lou Roland; parents; brothers, Paul, Thomas, Mike, Claude, and Danny Roland; sisters, Winona Roland, Aletha Roland, and Inez Potts. James is survived by sons, Joe (Mary) Roland and Kevin Roland...
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Julia Scheffe

October 22, 1939 - June 4, 2017

Julia "Judy" Scheffe Age 77, passed away June 4, 2017. Julia was born October 22, 1939 in Wichita, Kansas. She retired from Riverside Hospital as a respiratory therapist and volunteered for Heart & Soul Hospice. Julia was a member of the Country Acres Baptist Church and dearly loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Julia was preceded by husband of 56...
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Mary Catherine Smith

February 14, 1939 - June 1, 2017

The world lost a wonderful person on June 1, 2017 with the passing of Mary Catherine Friedel Smith. Mary was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 14, 1939 to Francis Friedel and Anna Margaret Preisner. She joined five siblings in the home. Mary was educated at Wichita State University. On January 19, 1957 she married Robert Lee Smith at St. Anne's Church in Wichita, Kansas. Bob and Mary made...
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Noemi Martinez

November 26, 1933 - May 30, 2017

Noemi (Mimi) Ortiz Martinez, Mimi Martinez, 83 of Harlingen, Texas, left us to see the lord on May 30th at her home. Memorial services will be held as follows: In Harlingen, Texas a Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 31st at Primera Iglesia Bautista located at 402 W. Filmer Ave. by Rev. Roberto Rodriguez. On Sunday, June 4th in Wichita, Kansas. A viewing will be held from 2 to...
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Roger D. Simons

March 27, 1959 - May 27, 2017

Roger D. Simons, 58, passed away May 27, 2017. A Memorial service to celebrate his life, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS 67209. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ALS Association, 3450 N. Rock Rd. Ste. 211, Wichita, KS 67226 or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202.
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Curtis R. Auten

March 17, 1927 - May 27, 2017

Curtis Richard Auten, 90, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away May 27, 2017. Curtis was born to James and Beulah Auten March 17, 1927 in McHue, Arkansas. He served his country as a United States WWII Navy Veteran. He was also a driver and mechanic for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, retiring after 30 years, and a member of the Teamsters Labor Union. Curtis is survived by his...
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