Our Obituaries

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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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 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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Charles McBride Stout

March 31, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Charles McBride Stout 85, United States Marine Veteran, retired Sales Representative for Sooner Enterprises and former Target employee, passed away May 26, 2017. Charles was born to parents, Albert R. and Ethel L. in Siloam Springs, AR. He is preceded in death by parents, wife of 47 years, Neva, and brother, Ross. He is survived by daughters, Lori (Tom) Baumhover and Lana (Robert) Symonds;...
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Sharon Kay Weber

December 1, 1943 - May 24, 2017

Sharon Kay Weber, 73, member of Westview Baptist Church, began her celebration with Jesus, May 24, 2017. Sharon was a member of Retreads XL Motorcycle Club. She and her husband traveled 48 states and most of Canada with this organization. Sharon was a spontaneous, social, and spirited lady with a compassionate heart who loved many people and will be missed by all. She is preceded in death by...
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Patricia Cumley

January 25, 1943 - May 22, 2017

Patricia Ann Cumley 74, passed away May 22, 2017. Patricia was a bookkeeper for the family business Cumley Sand among other clients. Her life's joyful work was being Brad and Kerri's mother. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting, and loved watching car races. She was a caring mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother that will be missed always and forever. Patricia was preceded by son,...
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Ronald L. Price

May 17, 1951 - May 22, 2017

Ronald L. Price 66, retired Instrument Technician for Learjet and Bombardier, passed away May 22, 2017. Ronald enjoyed, collecting records, woodworking, antiques and fishing. He was hardworking, kind, humble and loved his family. Ronald was preceded by parents, Wyman and Velma Price; and brother, Eddie Price. He is survived by wife of 50 years together and married for 49, Jacqueline "Jackie...
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Tammy Offutt

March 5, 1958 - May 21, 2017

59, Bombardier administrative assistant, passed away May 21, 2017. Tammy was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Herbert and Josephine Delcambre. She loved all living things, especially animals and enjoyed helping rescue dogs. Tammy is survived by husband, Steve Offutt; son, Michael Shawn Offutt; daughter, Stefanie Cox; mother, Jo Ann Delcambre; brother, D.J. Delcambre; sister, Lou Ann Heady;...
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David L. Duggan

January 27, 1948 - May 19, 2017

David L. Duggan Sr., 69, Cobham Avcomm -Aeroflex Principal Software Engineer, passed away May 19th, 2017. David obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce University and also completed a Computer Technology program at Control Data Institute. He enjoyed classic cars, spending time with his family, and was a Ham Radio expert (WA1WJX). Above all else, David was a...
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Bertie B. Boggess

August 16, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Bertie Bernice Boggess 90, passed away May 19, 2017. She was born August 16, 1926 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Arlo and Jewel Benedict. Bertie was preceded by husband of 59 years, Kelley Boggess and parents. She is survived by son, Jerry Boggess; daughters, Janice (Roger) Sutton and Kathie (Dave) Montague; sisters, Arlene Martin and Dorthenia Littrell; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren,...
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Marjorie E. Gentet

November 6, 1923 - May 16, 2017

Marjorie Elaine Gentet Born to Ross and Minnie (Eklund) Bonham on November 6, 1923 in McPherson, KS, Marjorie passed away May 16, 2017 in Wichita, KS at the age of 93. Raised in a traditional Swedish household, Marjorie was a model homemaker with strong moral values while still being fun loving and sweet. She was always impeccably dressed, with a matching pair of shoes for every outfit. She...
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Alvin J. Unrein

May 21, 1925 - May 15, 2017

Alvin Unrein, 91, entered into Heaven May 15, 2017. Alvin was born in Schoenchen, KS to Joseph and Angela Unrein May 21, 1925. Alvin was preceded in death by wife, Isabelle; son, Ron Unrein; granddaughter, Sabrina Kelly; and daughter-in-law, Connie Unrein. Alvin is survived by children, Bob, Linda, Wayne and Gerald; two brothers, Elmer and Norman; two sisters, Lavora and Eleanor; 8 grandchildren;...
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Harvey Lee Depler

August 29, 1949 - May 15, 2017

Harvey Lee Depler, 67, passed on May 15, 2017. He was a co-owner at L&H Lawn Service and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Marie Depler and infant daughter Angela Depler. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Linda; children; Donald Depler, Tammy (Michael) Moore, Jared Hoffner, Carolyn Kemmerly, Kevin Brown, and...
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Coy Johnson

December 23, 1953 - May 15, 2017

Coy "Rick" Johnson 63, longtime Boeing and Cessna Jig Builder, passed away May 15, 2017. Rick loved to travel, learning about history and never missed the opportunity for a bargain or hidden treasure at yard sales. Until the very end, his keen ability to provide humor, wit, and kindness was what provided him the ability to be adored by everyone he met. Rick was a loving father, brother...
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William Paul Childers

August 19, 1934 - May 13, 2017

82, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was a resident of The Lodge in Wake Forest, NC and had many friends throughout his life. He was born to the late Reverend William Paul Childers, Sr. and Addie Beaty Childers and shared a special relationship with his late sister, Juanita Elizabeth Childers Thomas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Childers. William attended Louisburg...
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Paul A. Marshall

May 9, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Paul A. Marshall, 93, passed away May 13, 2017. Services are pending.
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Marianna Snyder

December 14, 1944 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Mildred Belle Murphy

January 4, 1918 - May 8, 2017

The Twenty-Third PsalmThe Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:He leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil:for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table...
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Kathleen A. Borniger

September 1, 1946 - May 8, 2017

Kathleen Ann (Kerschen) Borniger 70, passed away at home May 8, 2017. Kathy comforted the sick and guarded the vulnerable. She was the head nurse on duty in the Watkins Hospital clinic when the Kansas Union was burned in 1970 and when the KU Computer Center was bombed a few months later. Kathy spent most of her working life as the school nurse at St. Thomas Aquinas in Wichita, and she was...
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John Richard Lembke

July 18, 1931 - May 8, 2017

John Richard Lembke 85, retired United States Army Veteran passed away May 8, 2017. He was preceded by infant son, Bruce Lembke; parents, Edward and Bernadine Lembke; and sister, Gloria Tuttle. John is survived by wife of 57 years, Judith Lembke; children, Jeffrey (Jackie) Lembke, Brent (Hector) Lembke, Sandra Beckham, and Susan Reiss; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral service...
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Claire O. Williams

January 22, 1932 - May 8, 2017

Claire O. Williams 85, passed away May 8, 2017. She was preceded by husband of 63 years, Jackie Lee Williams; daughter, Cheryl Veatch and infant daughter, Paula Williams; parents, Paul and Olga Oneslager; brother, Dean Oneslager; and sister, Cleo Schlotfelt; Claire is survived by daughter, Joni (Ted) Bush; son-in-law, Jerry Veatch; grandchildren, Ashley and Rachel Veatch, Logan, Griffin, Alison...
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Helen Gail Keady

July 19, 1937 - May 7, 2017

Keady, Helen Gail, 79, of Goddard, passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 in Gloucester, Virginia. Visitation will be held at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 5-7pm. Graveside memorial and burial will be held at McCracken Cemetery in McCracken KS on Friday May 12, 2017 at 2:30pm. Gail was born on July 19, 1937 outside McCracken Kansas to Lloyd "Camp" Glen and Hattie...
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Harold Wayne Bliss

June 1, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Bliss, Harold Wayne, 92, loving and beloved father and grandfather, retired Cessna tool & die maker, passed away May 7, 2017. Harold was a United States WWII Army veteran of the Ryukyus Asiatic Theater from 1943-1946, during which he received several medals. As a mechanical mastermind, his true passion was automobiles. Harold never met a stranger or turned away someone in need. He was...
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Betty Jo Graham

August 18, 1932 - May 6, 2017

Betty Jo Graham 84, passed away May 6, 2017. Graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery.
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Charles L. Bullock

September 27, 1939 - May 4, 2017

77, retired Tool Designer for Cessna and longtime member of the Wichita Fellowship Club, passed away May 4, 2017. Charley was first and foremost a loving husband and father. He was also a spirited and charismatic man who had the charm to get his way. He enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and friends, target shooting as well as tinkering and inventing gadgets. He will be dearly missed by...
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Raymond Ryman

July 1, 1928 - April 29, 2017

88, passed away April 29, 2017. Ray was born on July 1, 1928 to Sidney and Jettie Ryman in Wichita, KS. Ray enjoyed golf and woodworking, was a Mason and was involved with the Midian Shrine. He was preceded by first wife, Ruby H. Ryman and second wife, Nellie F. Ryman; parents; daughter-in-law, Theresa Ryman; sister, Doris Ward. Ray is survived by sons, Michael (Tina) Ryman and Richard Ryman;...
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Ruby Jewell Carson

March 11, 1931 - April 29, 2017

86, passed away April 29, 2017. Ruby was preceded by her parents; husband, J.D. Carson; 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her sons, Dean (Rebecca) Carson of Mulvane and Bob (Kathi) Avey of Broken Arrow, OK; daughter, Judy (Butch) Eason of North Carolina; numerous grandchildren; brother, Willie Padgett of Flippin, AR; and sister, Pearl Hannah of Andover. A visitation will be held at 12...
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Dolores Ann Dean

October 30, 1941 - April 29, 2017

75, passed away April 29, 2017. Dolores retired as an Engineer Technician from Southwestern Bell. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Stanley Dean; sons, Billy (Staci) Dean and Jeffrey (Joey) Dean; brother, Robert (Sharon) Barker; sisters, Brenda (Steve) Marsh and Susie (Terry) Bucholtz; and grandchildren, Justin, Logan, Brittany, Kyle, Rachel, Rebekah and Cody Dean. A visitation will be...
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Marilan Ann O'Donnell

January 2, 1936 - April 28, 2017

81, born in San Angelo, TX to James Lloyd and Nora Lorette Brown, went home on April 28, 2017 from the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire, KS. In 1957 she married James "Jim" O'Donnell and through his service in the Air Force lived in Europe, Texas, Oklahoma and finally Wichita. She dedicated her life to raising her family, later volunteering working as a receptionist. She was...
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Calum Jon Block

July 10, 2015 - April 28, 2017

Calum Jon Block was born on July 10, 2015 to Tristan and Leslie (Ellwood) Block in Wichita, KS. Calum passed peacefully in the loving arms of his parents on April 28, 2017. Calum's joy and strength overshadowed the medical difficulties in his brief life on this earth. His greatest joy was playing with his older siblings Isla and Andrew. His beautiful smile, laugh, and excitement were contagious...
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Melvin D. Atkins

July 7, 1941 - April 27, 2017

Atkins, Melvin D., 75, Business owner of Tanglewood Signs, passed away on April 27, 2017. He was a hard worker and had owned several steel businesses throughout his life. His creative work can be seen around town in the several signs he built, as well as the Pampas Outback exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, of 42 years, Annette and his parents, Gilbert...
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Patricia Jean Wood

March 7, 1925 - April 26, 2017

Patricia Jean Wood 92, passed away April 26, 2017. She was born in Herington, Kansas to William and Ailcia Carpenter on March 7, 1925. She was preceded by parents; husband E.H. Wood, Jr.; brother, Bill Carpenter; and sister, Martha Flatt. Patricia is survived by; daughters, Patti (Darold) Garnett, Connie (Gary) McGlothlin, and Linda (John) Kelley; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren....
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Bobbie Lynn McKinley

October 2, 1943 - April 24, 2017

Bobbie Lynn McKinley, 73, beloved wife, cherished mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017. She was born October 2, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Robert Lynn and Mabel Ketchum Watson. She graduated from the School of Nursing at Arkansas Baptist Hospital and worked as a RN in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kansas. In addition, she proudly served her country as a RN in the...
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Orland Idon Carver

January 11, 1922 - April 24, 2017

Orland Carver 95, retired Beech Aricraft employee, passed away on April 24, 2017. He was born to parents, Sidney Carver and Sarah Siegriest, was raised in Logan, KS, where he attended Logan High School. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. In 1946, he married Dena Burd and they had 70 wonderful years together! Orland is preceded in death by his wife, Dena Carver; his parents; and brothers,...
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Lois Jean Thompson

December 5, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Lois Jean Thompson 89, passed away April 24, 2017. Lois was born in Wichita on December 5, 1927 to Clarence and Ida Berry. She graduated from North High School. She married Oliver Eugene and they had one son, Ron Thompson; they later divorced. Lois Jean worked as a secretary at Tenneco, retiring after over 20 years with the company. She is survived by son, Ron Thompson; and grandson, Lowell C....
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Dorothy L. Fink

December 22, 1919 - April 24, 2017

Dorothy L. (Fuls) (Corn) Fink, Born December 22, 1919 to Eva and William Fuls in the little town of Peckham, Oklahoma, passed away April 24, 2017. She moved with her folks to Enid, Oklahoma at the age of six months, when her daddy found a job. Dorothy graduated from Enid High School in 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eva Fuls; husbands, Walter Corn and Menno Fink;...
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Florence Bernice Jeys

February 4, 1926 - April 23, 2017

Florence Bernice Jeys 91, took her final journey Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born in Wichita on Feb. 4, 1926, to Charles and Mildred (Bertrand) Jeys, she was as proud of her French and German heritage as of her family's pioneer roots in Wichita's Delano neighborhood. Raised during the Great Depression and coming of age during World War II, this proud member of Wichita North High School's Class of...
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Donna M. James

June 15, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Donna Mae James 88, passed away April 23, 2017. She was preceded by first husband Lyle Kinsedahl, second husband, Herbert James and third husband, Gene Allen and his two children, Richard Allen and Donna Brockman and his grandchild, Shaun Allen; son, Lyle Kinsedahl; parents, Hugh and Bernice Frazier; brothers, Ralph, Dr. Paul, Richard, and Stuart Frazier. Donna is survived by sons, Samuel (Vickie...
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Carl Albin Erickson

September 9, 1920 - April 23, 2017

Carl "Al" Erickson, 96, Al reunited with the love of his life on April 23, 2017. Al served in the United States Navy during World War II and would later retire from both Boeing and General Dynamic Convair where he worked as an engineer. He was a longtime member of Aldersgate UMC and was very active with the church's' programs. He was preceded by wife of 72 years, Libby Erickson; son,...
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Betty Lou Bailey

November 5, 1932 - April 21, 2017

84, passed away on April 21, 2107. Betty enjoyed playing bingo and was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She was preceded by husband, Arnold; son, Victor Little; step-daughter, Pam Bailey; parents, Harry and Lena Bell; and nine siblings. Betty is survived by sons, Harold Little and Danny (Diana) Little; step-sons, Herb (Vicki) Bailey and Terry (Connie) Bailey;...
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Donald J. O'Connor

February 2, 1937 - April 20, 2017

80, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Boeing engineer passed away April 20, 2017. Donald was an avid golfer, but enjoyed spending time with his family most of all. He was preceded by wife, Joan M. O'Connor; parents, Robert and Virginia O'Connor; brother, Robert L. O'Connor. Donald is survived by wife, Doris O'Connor; son, Donald J. (Glennes) O'Connor, II; daughters,...
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Ruth I. Washburn

December 21, 1927 - April 17, 2017

Washburn, Ruth "Irene"(Rea), 89, Went to the arms of Jesus on April 17, 2017 in Wichita, KS after a long battle with dementia. She was born December 21, 1927 to Rollin K. & Olive Opal (Lewis) Rea in Wichita, KS. Mom started working as cook at the old Osteopathic Hospital at Douglas & Clifton in 1943 when she was 16. She ended her cooking career at Riverside Hospital in 1990. ...
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Betty Joe Wirtz

July 25, 1935 - April 17, 2017

Betty Joe Wirtz 81, born July 25, 1935 in New Braunfels, Texas, passed away April 17, 2017. She was preceded by husband, Dan Wirtz; and parents, J.C. and Doris Clark. She is survived by son, Jim (Sharon) Purvines; daughter, Teresa (Steve) Terrell; sister, Billy Riesfield of Round Rock, TX; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at...
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William Wayne Butcher

October 2, 1947 - April 17, 2017

William "Bill" Wayne Butcher 69, retired steel fabricator, passed away April 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by daughter, Misty Read; parents, Hugh and Edith Butcher. Bill is survived by daughters, Angela (Kent) Potter and Candace (Eric) McArtor; son-in-law, Dave Read; siblings, Beverly (Burke) Campbell, Jim (Judy) Butcher, Gene Butcher, Sharon Marble, Rosalyn Kujovsky, and Cheryl...
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Patricia J. Roughton

February 9, 1940 - April 17, 2017

Patricia JoAnn Roughton 77, died April 17, 2017. She is survived by son and daughter in law, Bryan and Marie Roughton; daughter, Sue Roughton; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Roughton; son, Mike Roughton; brother, Larry Black; granddaughter, Kodi Curtis; and mother, Delores Black. Pat loved her family and fought several health...
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James M. Pollock

September 2, 1949 - April 16, 2017

Pollock, James M., James M. Pollock, 67, the gentlest and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend went to meet his Lord and Savior Sunday April 16, 2017. He was born September 2, 1949 in Prairie Grove AR, to Violet and Silas Pollock. Jim retired from Cessna Aircraft after 41 years of service and then continued his creative wood working hobby. He is preceded in death by his mother,...
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Earl Francis White

March 19, 1920 - April 14, 2017

Earl Francis White 97, passed away April 14, 2017. Earl was a Naval fighter pilot during WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, Earl flew for commercial airlines followed by 30 years of service to Boeing after which he retired. He is preceded in death by wife Patsy Lee White, parents Joseph and Iva White, and 14 siblings. Earl is survived by daughter Alice Hodges; sons Francis "Jay"...
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LuRay A. Watts

March 8, 1956 - April 14, 2017

Watts, LuRay Annetta, 61, passed away April 14, 2017. She was the only child born to Raymond and Louise (Schmidt) Watts on March 8, 1956 at Coronado Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA. The family moved to Wichita in 1960 where LuRay graduated Goddard High School and Friends University with a BS degree in home economics and secondary education. She is preceded in death by grandparents, parents,...
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Theresa A. Stewart

July 22, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Stewart Theresa "Teri",86, passed away April 11, 2017. Teri retired from Jayhawk Pipeline as the Executive Secretary, was one of the first teachers' aides for the Wichita school district and began her working career at Boeing and McConnell. She was highly regarded for her outstanding enthusiasm and work ethic. She loved playing cards, going boating, traveling and dancing. She was an...
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Donald Cummings

July 9, 1945 - April 11, 2017

71, retired after serving Vulcan Chemicals for 29 years as a truck driver/diesel mechanic, lifetime member of the VFW Post #112 who enjoyed bowling and drag racing, passed away April 11, 2017. He was preceded by parents, Daniel and Betty Cummings; in-laws, Ivan and Vera Stansbury; brother, Charles "Chuck" Cummings; sister-in-law, Sharon Baskins; niece, Angela Tankard, nephew, David...
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William Keith Murphy

February 26, 1931 - April 11, 2017

86, passed away April 11, 2017. He was born February 26, 1931 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to William and Agnes Murphy. Bill served four years in the United States Air Force, three years of which was in Japan and Korea 1951-1956. He was married on March 12, 1955 to Louise Marie Willinger in Wichita, Kansas. Louise passed away on February 8, 2005. He was preceded in death by both parents; brothers...
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Marcia Ann Finley

September 11, 1933 - April 9, 2017

83, passed away on April 9, 2017. Her parents were William E. & Mildred Mitchum. Marcia worked until she and Stanley started their family, then she became a homemaker and a stay at home mom. She co-owned Brush & Board Hardwoods until retirement in 1999. Marcia was preceded by parents; daughter, Julie Latham. She is survived by husband of 64 years, Stanley Finley; son, Steve (Alice) Finley...
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Dorothy Darlene Burroughs

January 1, 1941 - April 6, 2017

76, born January 1, 1941 in Lebanon, NE to William James Martin and Wilma Vaye Shaw, passed away April 6, 2017 in Wichita, KS. Dorothy worked at Boeing and her interests included: gardening, dancing, sewing, traveling, couponing, garage-saling, playing cards and entertaining her grandchildren with various activities. She was preceded by her first husband of 21 years, John E. Cozad. She is...
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Corey Mark Meadows

October 4, 1992 - April 6, 2017

24, passed away April 6, 2017. Corey was an Eagle Scout in Troup 614, a member of The Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow, and a Cub Scout Leader. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Meadows, and mother, Glenda Meadows. Corey is survived by his father and step-mother, Mark and June Meadows; sisters, Meichelle (Aaron) Ray, Erika Meadows, Amber Meadows, Christina (Shane) Holliday...
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Fred N. Booher

June 12, 1926 - April 6, 2017

90, passed away April 6, 2017. Fred was born to Fred and Lucy (Davis) Booher, they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Ruby Booher. He was a Wichita business owner in construction and excavation, followed by RV sales in 1965, as well as a member of the Albert Pike Lodge # 303 and the Midian Shrine. Fred is survived by his daughter, Linda Zogleman;...
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Calvin D. Roberts

April 22, 1928 - April 6, 2017

Calvin Dean Roberts, son of Homer Calvin Roberts & Mary Bell Hooper, Alta Vista, KS, born April 22, 1928, entered Heavens Gates April 6, 2017. Calvin graduated from Alta Vista High School. Calvin married Doris M. Hultgren of White City, Oct 22, 1950. He worked as a farmer early in their marriage. After farming for a short time Calvin moved his family to Wichita. He worked at various jobs...
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Lucille Andersen

September 17, 1934 - April 4, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
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