Our Obituaries

Kimberly A. Smith

April 20, 1962 - November 16, 2017

55, passed away on November 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Helen Box. Kimberly is survived by daughters, Tosha (Matthew Powell) Carrasco and Haley Tunnell; brothers, Ron (Phyllis) Box, Don Box, and Geary (Laura) Box; sister, Pat (James Clevenger) Stowell; grandchildren, Angelina Deleon, Mia Gale, Easton Powell and Demi Powell. Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p...
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Myrna C. Pinkstaff

July 11, 1928 - November 13, 2017

89, retired Boeing Administrative Assistant passed away November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by husbands, Ted Burke and Robert D. Pinkstaff and parents, William and Leafie McClayland. Myrna is survived by son, Tim (Elizabeth) Burke; grandchildren, Heather, Amber, and Molly Burke; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Ammeriahya, Sydney, Diane, Hunter and Tyson. Funeral service will be 1 p.m....
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Twila Joleen Tuxhorn

May 2, 1935 - November 13, 2017

82, retired medical technologist, passed away November 13, 2017. she was preceded by husband of 57 years, Kenneth Tuxhorn; parents, Russell and Esther Frazier; and brother-in-law, Charles Hughes. Twila is survived by sons, David (Genia) Tuxhorn, Kent Tuxhorn, and Greg (Sharon) Tuxhorn; brother, Eugene (Elaine) Frazier; sister, Thelma (Robert) Morris; sister-in-law, Marilyn Hughes; grandchildren,...
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John R. Otto

April 17, 1926 - November 12, 2017

91, retired Boeing Aeronautical Engineer and WWII Veteran, fortified by the last sacraments of the Catholic Church on November 12, 2017. He graduated Christian Brothers College High School and earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Washington University, both in St. Louis, MO. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great...
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LaVoy Frederick Abel

November 30, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Abel, LaVoy F., Born November 30, 1929, to Alvin and Margaret Abel, LaVoy passed away on November 10, 2017. He served in the United States Navy and retired from Cessna after 50 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of more than 60 years, Jo Ann; and brother, Lindell Abel. LaVoy is survived by sister, Sharon Montayne; sons, David W. (Katherine) Abel and Kenneth L. Abel; daughter,...
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Jerry R. Ellington

November 11, 1933 - November 10, 2017

Ellington, Jerry R., 83, passed away on November 10, 2017. Jerry was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Korea, Vietnam, and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He enjoyed playing softball while he was in the military as well as league bowling. He is preceded in death by parents, Clarence Sr. and Mabel Ellington; brothers, Clarence W. Jr. and Donald B.; and sisters Opal...
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Betty M. Hodge

March 1, 1948 - November 8, 2017

Betty Merlene "Boop" Hodge, 69, joined her soulmate on November 8, 2017. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother. She had a love for Music, enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, and cooking. She was preceded by her husband of 47 years, Leslie "Les" Hodge; parents, Betty McGarigle and Clyde (Irene) McGarigle; and brothers, Clyde and Gary McGarigle. Betty is survived by daughters, Toni (Kari...
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Patricia Ann Mendoza

October 6, 1946 - November 8, 2017

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Mendoza 71, loving sister, mother and grandmother passed away Nov. 8, 2017. Patsy whole heartedly loved her children and grandchildren. She was a trusting and friendly person who never met a stranger. She preceded by father, Charles "Bill" Mendoza and brother, Charlie Mendoza and is survived by sons, Gilbert R. (Heather) Jr. and Paul M. Solis; mother, Maria Mendoza; sister,...
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Mearle Maddox

December 27, 1923 - November 5, 2017

Maddox, "Mike" Mearle, 93, passed away November 5, 2017. She was preceded by husband of 71 years, Claire E. Maddox; parents, Earl and Pearl Edwards; brothers, Gerald, Jess, Ned and Ted Edwards: sisters, Marie Kneebone, Charity Edwards and twin sister, Pat Christianson. Mike is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Dean) Kennedy and Pam (Bill) Byers; 4 granddaughters, Christin (David) Paladin, Lynn (Jeff...
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Robert Lee Ball

February 5, 1951 - November 1, 2017

66, passed away November 1, 2017. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Joseph Ball and Victoria Janopoulo. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rozetta Ball; sons, Sean McAllister (Gina) and Robert Joseph Ball (Cindy); daughters, Sherry Jauch and Carrie Lee Ball (Joe); Uncle Jerry and Aunt Martha Brooks; step-brother, Charlie Durham (Rhonda); grandchildren, Brianna Lee Bell and...
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Betty J. Kane

January 18, 1924 - November 1, 2017

93, passed away on November 1, 2017. Betty loved spending time outdoors fishing and camping, traveling, gambling, and shopping at antique stores and estate sales. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Nellie, husband of 58 years, Raymond L. Kane Sr., son, Richard L, Kane, sister, Bonnie Bailey, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Betty is survived by son, Raymond L. (Ann) Kane Jr.;...
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Paula Marie Reynolds

January 2, 1943 - November 1, 2017

74, passed away November 1, 2017. Paula was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Gentry; second husband, Paul Reynolds; brother, Leo Jay Stevens; and son-in-law, Michael Johnson. She is survived by her son, David Reynolds Sr.; daughters, Stephne (Kevin) Worden, Joy Johnson and Dawn (Patrick) Aldridge; brothers, Charles Sr. (Elizabeth) Spaulding, Frank (Amy) Spaulding and Brad (Teresa)...
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Dorothy Marie Goss

July 12, 1940 - October 31, 2017

77, passed away October 31, 2017. Dorothy was the youngest of eight children, born on July 12, 1940 in Howard, KS to Edward and Alice Morris. She was a spirited, strong, and independent loving mother of modest and humble nature raising three daughters on her own. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time in her yard tending to her plants and flowers. Her favorite animal was Elephants,...
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Charlotte Ann Ehrlich

August 21, 1930 - October 31, 2017

Charlotte Ann Ehrlich, 87, met Jesus face to face on October 31, 2017. Charlotte enjoyed serving others with a generous, kind heart. She often visited the elderly in Shattuck and Wichita just to offer encouraging words and her care. Charlotte was a strong, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and Christian. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Veda Fechner...
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Bill E. Mesker

February 26, 1921 - October 30, 2017

Bill Edwin Mesker, 96, WWII Navy Veteran, 32 Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, Blue Lodge, Midian Temple and it's Arab Patrol, passed away Oct. 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger Mesker, parents, Clayton and Mary Mesker, son, Gary Mesker; siblings, Wilbur, Cecil and Robert Mesker, Kathleen North, and Bernidean Lovitt. He is survived by wife of 21 years, Myleena Mesker;...
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Albert Wilson Thompson

September 21, 1918 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Donna M. Fisher

January 13, 1957 - October 28, 2017

60, passed away on October 28, 2017. Donna was an avid reader, loved sailing, and was a devoted mother and grandmother and loving daughter and sister. She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Wagner. Donna is survived by mother Dorothy (Johnnie) Wagner-Vanderpool; children Michelle Stark and Damon Tarl Fisher; brother Dewey (Lisa) Wagner; sisters Rosia Tauer and Deborah Walling; and...
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Donald E. Corpening

July 6, 1929 - October 27, 2017

88, passed away October 27, 2017. Don was a charter member of Sharon Baptist Church, and enjoyed golfing. Don was preceded by infant daughter, Denise Carol. He is survived by Darlene, his wife of 64 years; sons, Dean and Dale Corpening; daughter, Donna (Don) Louk; sister, Freda Venning; grandchildren, Glenna (Daniel) Hass and Ashley Louk; great-grandchildren, Anthony Karraker, Andrew, Addison,...
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Wanda S. Funk

October 30, 1930 - October 27, 2017

86, passed away at her home on October 27, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Alex Graham; brothers, Billy, Alex, Tom, and Bob; and son Mike McClellan. She is survived by husband Robert Funk; daughters, Sandra (John) Bitting and Susan (Steve) Carson; sister, Jean (Ray) Avila; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wanda loved to cook and do housekeeping...
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Jesse Britton Moore

June 21, 1942 - October 23, 2017

75, retired truck driver, musician and singer, passed on October 23, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Jesse Sr. and Eunice Moore; and brother, Kenneth Moore. Jesse is survived by wife, Lourella Moore; children, Lourella (Paul) Calkins, Kevin, Scotty, Joe, and Tracy Moore; siblings, Dennis (Cindy) Moore, Brenda (Bob) Sisseck; grandkids, Aaron Berens, Vanessa, Breanna, and Justice Moore; and...
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Brett Carlton Henry

April 21, 1967 - October 22, 2017

50, CEO of Henry Industries, Inc., passed away October 22, 2017. Brett grew up in Maize and graduated from Maize High School. He then attended Wichita State University where he received his bachelors in chemistry and business administration. He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, drag racing, working in his shop, playing outside with the kids, or watching one of our beautiful Kansas sunsets....
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Charles H. Lowe

November 9, 1937 - October 21, 2017

79, passed away October 21, 2017. Charles received his GED and joined the Air Force at age 17. He served in Viet Nam as an Instrument Tech on the F105 planes. He retired after 20 years as a Tech Sergeant. Charles went to truck driving school and drove over the road for 25 years with his beloved companion Scotty. When he retired from trucking, he taught truck driving school and administered the...
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Patricia Ann Russell

December 19, 1936 - October 20, 2017

80, beloved matriarch, passed away October 20, 2017. Patricia was a loyal and fierce protector of her family. She married her childhood sweetheart, Oscar, and they were married for 62 wonderful years. After their marriage, she and Oscar would travel the world and live in 13 places and were blessed with two sons. She was the best mom, grandma and great grandmother. Patricia is survived by her...
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Avanell Walker

April 19, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Passed away October 18, 2017. Born April 19, 1942 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri to Joseph and Mary June Miller. Avanell was a loving mother and a gentle, kind, and true matriarch of the family. She retired in 2011 as an agent with Air Capital Insurance. She enjoyed bowling, golf, and contributing to many reunions of her extended family. Avanell was a master bridge player, President of Minisa Bridge...
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Dianna J. O'Brien

December 11, 1946 - October 18, 2017

Dianna O'Brien Dianna "Diane" Jeanne O'Brien, 70, peacefully passed on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at her home in Wichita, KS. Diane, the daughter of Henry and Norma Clark Swartz, was born in Great Bend on December 11, 1946. Diane was the beloved wife of Stanley "Stan" J. O'Brien and mother of Melanie Melander (Brent), Aaron O'Brien (Vanessa), Amanda Bair (Robert), Sean O'Brien, and Corey O'Brien ...
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Michael D. Shipman

January 6, 1947 - October 17, 2017

Michael D. Shipman 70, passed away October 17, 2017. Michael was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and later in life he became a loyal Wranglers and Wingnuts season ticket holder. He enjoyed spending time with friends at Catholic Charities Adult Day Center. Michael is preceded in death by four-legged friends, Sparky, Shasta, Killer, and Rusty; parents, Daryl and Inez Shipman; and sister, Pamela R....
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Grace E. Bewley

May 5, 1924 - October 17, 2017

Age 93, she took God's hand when she heard Him call on October 17, 2017. God wanted her now, and set her free from Alzheimer's disease.Grace was born May 5, 1924 at home in New Albany, KS to Laura Katherine and Mark Forest Bivins. She went to school in New Albany to 8th grade and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1941. She worked in the PX at Littleton, CO while living with her brother Bob,...
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Faye Catherine Payne

December 12, 1916 - October 16, 2017

Faye C. Payne 100, passed away October 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband, George H. Hankins. She is survived by daughter, Donna Payne; nephews, Tommy and Roy Talkington and Ronnie and Paul Crites; and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Graveside service 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S Market St,...
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Lien Kim Hoang-Ly

July 1, 1933 - October 15, 2017

84, caring mother and wife passed away on October 15, 2017. She became a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1982, and will always be remembered for her smile and warm and loving nature. Lien is survived by husband, Minh Tu Ly; sons, Ky Ly and Hoa Ly; daughters, Ai Ly, Linh Ly and Eva Ly; sisters, Anh S. Hoang, Lin S. Hoang and Tu S. Hoang; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren....
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Verna Mae Cox

January 9, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Verna M. Cox, of Wichita, 96, went to be with Jesus and the love of her life, Van A. Cox on Oct. 15, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by her daughter Nicki Didlake of Wichita, son Rick Cox of Florence, Oregon, 4 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 8 great- great grandchildren. Van and Verna were married for 69 wonderful years. Graveside service will be held Wednesday Oct.18, 2017 1pm...
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Paula Ann Sallis

August 21, 1965 - October 13, 2017

Sallis, Paula Ann, 52, passed away October 13, 2017. Paula was a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother, nana, and sister. She is preceded in death by parents Albert and Pauline and sister Tina Johnson. Paula is survived by husband Wayne Sallis; children Nathon Bryant and Christy (Jose) Bryant; brothers Alex (Cathy) Randall and Allen (Debbie) Johnson; sisters Jina (Junior) Sanders and Tammy Johnson...
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Lucille Elizabeth Coxe

February 22, 1919 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Frederick Ellis Stevens

March 14, 1921 - October 10, 2017

Frederick Ellis Stevens, the son of Humdumee (Minnie) and E.G. Stevens was born on March 14, 1921. He joined the love of his life, Geneva, in heaven on October 10, 2017 at the age of 96. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Fred only moved away from his home state once to defend his country in World War II. During this period, he was injured and received an honorable discharge from the US Coast...
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Brent Curtis Ray

August 9, 1962 - October 10, 2017

BRENT CURTIS RAY, 55, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born in Wellington, Kansas to Clinton Cleo Ray and Joy (Pace) Ray. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School. He married the love of his life, Sheila, on October 26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Brent was proud of being an iron worker with Griffith Steel Erection. He is survived by his wife Sheila; children, Jackie Ray,...
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Alvin Charles Fullrich

January 10, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Alvin Charles Fullrich 84, retired diesel mechanic with Cummins Sales and Service passed away October 8, 2017. Alvin was born January 10, 1933 to Charles C. and Lydia Fullrich in Jamestown, MO. He was a loving husband and Father and will be dearly missed. Alvin was preceded in death by wife of 61 years, Mary Fullrich; parents and sister, Eunice Knierim. He is survived by son, Alan Fullrich; and...
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Martha Ruth Gordon

January 31, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Martha Ruth Gordon 87, loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother passed away October 8, 2017. Martha was very active in church events and volunteering. She had great sense of humor and liked playing jokes on people and her husband. Martha loved her children and was actively involved in their lives. She was preceded by her husband of 61 years, Allen Leroy Gordon; infant son, Randy Gordon;...
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Larry Don Coleman

August 8, 1944 - October 8, 2017

73, passed away October 8, 2017. Don was the Founder of Utility Maintenance, Owner of Coleman Ventures, LLC, Partner at Coleman & Kelley, LLC and an inspirational advisor for multiple family startups. He was instrumental in bringing sewer rehabilitation and technologies to cities throughout the Midwest. Don was a member of Shriners International and Kansas Freemasons Grand Lodge of A.F. and A...
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Michael Bud Blakney

August 14, 1972 - October 7, 2017

Blakney, Michael Bud, 45, auto body mechanic for Old Town Collision, passed away Oct. 7, 2017. Michael was a devoted and big hearted father to his children, Scott, Samantha, Stephen (Shalimar), Shane, and Skyler; a loving son to his father, Larry Blakney, a headstrong and loyal brother to Tony (Charlie) and Robert (Deborah) Blakney, and a proud grandfather of Kealie, Kaysie, Kelsey, Jayden,...
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Bonnie Kathryn Amend

July 22, 1920 - October 7, 2017

97, passed away October 7, 2017. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Amend, and daughter, Carol Sue Pelzel. She is survived by her son, Eugene (Jennifer) Amend; grandchildren, Chris (Mark) Sevart and Geoff (Ashley) Amend; and great grandchildren, Nicholas, Katie, Molly, Annie and Grace Sevart, and Halsten, Geoffrey, Joel and Harper Amend. Funeral service will be held at Resthaven...
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Robert Arthur Rudkin

March 4, 1923 - October 6, 2017

Rudkin, Robert "Bob"94, passed away October 6, 2017 in Wichita. Bob was born March 4, 1923 to Samuel and Marion (Collins) Rudkin at home in Fort Scott, Kans., the youngest of 4 boys and 3 girls. He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1941, attended Fort Scott Junior College for 3 semesters, served in the US Army in North Africa and Italy in World War 2, and graduated from the University of...
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Velma Viola Terrel

February 14, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Gerald L. Selchert

July 21, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" L. Selchert 86, passed away October 4, 2017. He was a Braniff airlines operations agent for 26 years. Jerry was a Korean War veteran who loved America with unwavering patriotism. He was a hardworking man who grew up in the Lutheran faith. Jerry was preceded by wife, Sonja Selchert; parents, William and Louise Selchert; seven brothers and one sister. He is survived by...
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Jackie Sue Leach

August 24, 1947 - October 3, 2017

70, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was a cosmetologist for many years and loved always being there for her clients. Jackie is survived by her husband of 31 years, Wayne; sons, Brian (Jackie) Carnahan, Christopher (Suzanne) Leach; daughters, Leslie (John) Dwire, Amanda (Josh) Fritzel; sister, Linda (Spencer) Manuel; grandchildren, Logan Carnahan, Angelica Ross, Jackson Leach and great...
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Debra Marie Swisher

April 1, 1956 - October 1, 2017

61, passed away September 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Shirley Swisher; and brother, Mark A. Swisher. Debra is survived by daughters, Shanna Kay Swisher-Robinson and Susan Michelle Swisher; brother, Michael Swisher; sister, Kathi (Darrell) Dodd; grandchildren, Willow, Rowan and Laural Swisher. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 8th and funeral service 1 p.m....
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Madeline Frances Coleman

September 6, 1925 - October 1, 2017

92, homemaker prior to being a silk screen printer for Bogg's Sign Co., passed away October 1, 2017. Madeline was a member of the Haysville Eastern Star and L.O.S.N.A. A.R.A.M.I. ct. #101 Wichita. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, crafts and camping. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold R. Coleman; parents, Henry Achey and Laura Sawyer; sisters, Edna Snyder and Marie Hale; half...
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Brenna Deneen Jones

June 14, 1964 - September 30, 2017

53, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away September 30, 2017. Brenna was preceded by husband, Jeffrey Jones; and parents, Bill and Betty Wright; nephews, Jeffrey Mandel and Shane Williams; and great niece, Kennadee Williams. She is survived by partner, Mark Huddleston; son, Tanner Jones; daughter, Jenna Jones; siblings, Carolyn (Ronnie) Downs, Cindy Conner, Gregg (Sandy...
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Bonnie Jean Stillings

September 29, 1949 - September 29, 2017

Bonnie Jean Stillings, 68, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, was called home by our Heavenly Father on September 29, 2017. Bonnie and her twin sister, Connie, were born to Dorothy and Howard Kellum on September 29, 1949 in Macomb, IL. Bonnie loved her 12 brothers and sisters unconditionally and was proud to call herself a Kellum.In 1971, Bonnie met her husband, Kelly...
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Dale Eugene Foreman

November 17, 1930 - September 29, 2017

Dale E. Foreman age 86, a US Marine Veteran wounded in the Korean conflict passed away September 29, 2017. Dale was born on a farm in Holcomb, Kansas to parents Raleigh and Mary (Keyse) Foreman. He moved to his mother's home in Wichita to be near her and his brother Kenneth after his service. For the past 14 years Dale was resident in the TLC Unit; of the Dole VA Memorial Hospital in Wichita....
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Jill S. Smith Pot

December 28, 1951 - September 29, 2017

Pot, Jill S. (Smith), 65, passed away September 29, 2017. Jill was funny and bright as well as creative and energetic. She attended Wichita State University in 1974 and achieved her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007. She was a passionate and tenacious teacher, a perfectionist, and a great speaker. She received the Master Teacher of the Year award from the Masons and was named...
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Mildred Dorothy Johnson

March 16, 1919 - September 28, 2017

Johnson, Mildred (McCoskey), 98, daughter of Roy and Sophia McCoskey was born at home near Howard, KS March 16, 1919. She passed away September 28, 2017. Mildred moved to Wichita in 1942 to work at Boeing and later at Dockum Drug. She married Ernest Johnson in May 1944. When Ernest was discharged from the Army, they made their home in Wichita, working and raising their three daughters. Mildred...
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Milton Eugene Wilkinson

September 5, 1927 - September 28, 2017

Milton Eugene Wilkinson, 90, Independent Petroleum Geologist, beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend, was born in Wichita Kansas on September 5, 1927, and passed away on September 28, 2017. He attended John Marshall Junior High, North High School and Wichita State University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in geology and a minor in mathematics. He married Gwendolyn...
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Tom Wayne Scovel

April 11, 1955 - September 27, 2017

Tom Wayne Scovel 62, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #271 Union member, passed away September 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Mary Scovel. He is survived by son, Brian Scovel; brother, Richard Scovel; sisters, Marilyn Eastergard, Nancy Peterson, and Johnnie (Paul) Carver; grandchild, Riley Scovel; niece, Amy Carver and nephew, Jonathan Scovel. A...
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John Edward Wolcott

March 24, 1927 - September 27, 2017

John E. Wolcott 90, passed away on September 27, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on March 24, 1927 in Chicago, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 as an air crewman aboard the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. He married Lois Glaser on April 23, 1949. They moved to Wichita in 1955 where he worked at Boeing for 35 years as a Liaison Engineer before retiring in 1990. He...
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James Harold Criss

September 20, 1926 - September 25, 2017

James Harold Criss91, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, born Sept. 20, 1926, accepted the call Sept. 25, 2017 to return home to his loving Father. Funeral services Friday, Sept. 29, 2:00 PM at Resthaven. A WWII Navy veteran, Criss was proud to have served his country as Coxswain on the USS Swanson (DD 443) in the Sixteenth Fleet in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, 1945-46. A devoted...
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Jewell Joyce Jordan

March 8, 1927 - September 25, 2017

Jordan, Jewell J., 90, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on September 25, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., September 29, 2017 at Resthaven Mortuary with visitation one hour prior. Preceded in death by parents, William & Carrie Volker; loving husband of 54 years, James "Pete" Jordan; daughter, Anita Sue Bagby; three sisters, Venita, Deloris ...
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Clifton Clifford Schopf

May 15, 1929 - September 25, 2017

Dr. Clifton Clifford Schopf, M.D. 88, loving husband and father, passed away on September 25, 2017. Dr. Schopf was born on May 15, 1929 and was a long-time resident of Wichita. He graduated from East High School in 1947 and married his wife Jean on December 19, 1948. He graduated from the KU Medical School in 1957. Dr. Schopf began his career as a Family Practice Physician in Clearwater, KS. He...
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Deborah Dee Rogers

January 6, 1953 - September 20, 2017

64, loving wife and aunt, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a long fought battle with cancer September 20, 2017. She was preceded by parents, David and Betty Oliver; and brother, Don Oliver. Deborah is survived by husband of 44 years, Thane Rogers; siblings, Mildred (Bill) Whelan, Alice (Doug) Schulte, John (Rebecca) Oliver, and Richard Oliver; sister-in-law, Lyl Oliver; and...
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Mozetta M. Schoenecker

January 19, 1927 - September 19, 2017

Mozetta (Mo) M.Schoenecker 90, retired V.A. employee, went HOME to be with the Lord on September 19, 2017. She was born Jan. 19, 1927 to parents, Irven and Ruby Mangels of Elkhart, KS, later moving to Wilmore and Wichita. She married the love of her life, Eddie Schoenecker in 1947. God blessed them with 55 years together until he passed away in 2002. Preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Joseph John Poncelet

March 29, 1934 - September 16, 2017

83, Knights of Columbus member, passed away September 16, 2017. Joseph was a loving father, patient Godly man who loved his family. Joseph once lived in Hawaii and when he was nine years old set up pins at a bowling alley for WWII Soldiers at Pearl Harbor. He loved to fish in Minnesota and would bring the catch of the day back to Mom's Café and feed his uncles and cousins. Jospeh was a a...
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Tasha TaRree 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 L. 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 Bruce 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 Jeanne 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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Concepcion Murillo

October 22, 1934 - August 30, 2017

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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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