Our Obituaries

Theodore Robert 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. A visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 25th and funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday,...
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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 L. 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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Bernard F. Linnebur

November 23, 1950 - April 4, 2017

A wonderful man entered heaven on April 4, 2017. He was a veteran and a retired Machinist of Spirit Aerosystems. He loved working with wood and making pens. He was an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother and grandpa. He would do most anything for anyone and he will be missed greatly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Clarence and Laverne Linnebur, and brother, Pete Linnebur....
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Lucille Andersen

September 17, 1934 - April 4, 2017

Lucille Andersen, 82, passed from this life April 4, 2017. Lucille graduated from Kansas State Teachers college in Pittsburg, KS and was a Home Economics teacher in Lockwood and Lamar, MO. She then became a stewardess with Frontier airlines until her marriage in 1960. She had three sons and taught Sunday school and Head Start in Rawlins, WY. The family moved to Wichita in 1969, where her daughter...
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Sheila M. Bieberle

August 24, 1960 - April 3, 2017

Sheila M. Bieberle, 56, passed away April 3, 2017. Sheila is survived by husband, Roger A. Bieberle; sons, Tyler and Christopher Bieberle; sisters, LeAnn (Virgil) Kuntz, Abilene, KS, Vicky (Brad) Joseph, Oakley, KS, Jacky (Keith) Zerr, Gove, KS, Shirley Haffner, Park, KS and Raelene (Cory) Miller, Cheney, KS; in-laws, Kristen (Brian) Stout, Ellinwood, KS and Rob (Cynthia) Bieberle, Colby, KS; 23...
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Marjorie L. Duerson

February 6, 1925 - April 3, 2017

92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 3, 2017. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6th and services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 both at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel with interment immediately following. Marjorie was born in Ft. Scott, KS February 6, 1925 to Grace Wyatt Fisher and Virgil M. Fisher. After graduating from Ft. Scott High School, she...
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Vernon R. Stout

July 14, 1936 - April 1, 2017

80, passed away April 1, 2017. Vernon retired from Boeing. He was a jack of all trades and unselfish with his time being a husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. He was preceded by his parents, Earl and Bernadine Stout, and brother, James Stout. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Stout; sons, Tom (Tina) Stout and Steven (Tammy) Stout; daughters, Tammy Stout Morales and Kelly (John)...
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Nancy Andrews Beard

June 24, 1934 - March 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
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Howard Omar Sheldon

August 14, 1919 - March 27, 2017

Howard Omar Sheldon 97, United States Army WWII Veteran, passed away March 27, 2017. He retired from Boeing in 1984 after 26 years with the company. Howard was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be missed by many. He was preceded by wife of 65 years, Eleanor Sheldon; parents, Milton and Sadie Sheldon; siblings, Wilson, Morris, Walter, Albertha and Martha. Howard is survived by...
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Naomi Lynn Fagg

January 28, 1926 - March 26, 2017

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Naomi Lynn Fagg, 91 passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017. Naomi was born in Beaver City, NE on January 28, 1926 to Paul and Jessie Beaty. She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 59 years, Joseph R. Fagg; her parents; and brothers Don and Carroll Beaty. Naomi is survived by sister Joyce Cooper (Tom) of Fort Collins; children...
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Donald R. Losew

July 23, 1946 - March 24, 2017

70, passed away March 24, 2017. Donald was a US Army Veteran, senior Planner for Wichita for 23 years and Derby for 10 years. He was Senior Class President and a photographer in high school, as well as first chair bass in the concert orchestra, and recipient of many achievement awards. He graduated from the University of Illinois with honors and distinction in Geography, received his Masters in...
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James Elmore Rouse

June 7, 1930 - March 24, 2017

Rouse, James Elmore, 86, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, went to be with the Lord March 24, 2017. James was a Korean and Vietnam veteran and retired US Army. He coached baseball, worked on cars, played canasta and pitch, and enjoyed watching westerns. He was preceded by his wife, Bernice; son, Mark Allen Rouse; brothers, Lawrence, Carl, and Beau Arvin, and Bob Rouse;...
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Charles D. Crowley

January 31, 1928 - March 23, 2017

Crowley, Charles D., 89, passed away March 23, 2017. Chuck retired after 52 years of dedicated service for International Harvester, Copeland Trucks, and Roberts Truck Co Inc. He is preceded in death by parents Howard and Velma and daughter Gloria Crowley. Chuck is survived by wife of 44 years, Floanna; children Christine (Jess) Bustamonte of KC, MO, Mark (Pam) Crowley, of Bean Station, TN, Mary ...
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Meribel H. Cockerill

July 11, 1917 - March 23, 2017

Meribel passed to her heavenly home March 23, 2017. She lived one hundred years on this earth. Meribel was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Herbert B. Cockerill, her brother Joe Hernandez, and her sister Ched Hieronymus. Meribel was a daughter, wife, mother, and teacher. She was passionate about her church, education, and her beliefs. Meribel is survived by her four daughters: Phyllis...
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Mary Leora Arrington

October 4, 1920 - March 23, 2017

96, ascended the stairs to Heaven March 23, 2017. She was passionate about reading and loved romance novels; she enjoyed thrift shopping and loved her home. Mary was independent, funny, spirited but tough, and known as a spitfire. She was the matriarch of her family, and she loved them dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. She was...
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Evelyn Emelie Curtis

September 22, 1924 - March 22, 2017

Evelyn Emelie Curtis, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, met Jesus face to face March 22, 2017. Evelyn was a former secretary for Grace Presbyterian and Metropolitan Baptist Churches, employee of the LoveBox Company and was a retired Intake Secretary for Sedgwick County Mental Health Department. She was also a member of the Central Community Christian Church, member of the...
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Della Junita Miller

November 28, 1931 - March 21, 2017

85, passed away March 21, 2017. Della was born in Pittsburg, KS to Bill and Leta Redd on November 28, 1931. She attended Pittsburg High School were she played basketball and graduated in 1950. Della was a payroll and data entry specialist for InfoSync. She enjoyed watching all sports, but especially loved basketball. She was preceded by husband, Bob Miller; parents, Bill and Leta Redd; six...
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Charles William Johnson

January 21, 1926 - March 19, 2017

91, fell into the arms of Jesus and taken home to Heaven on March 19, 2017. He was born on January 21, 1926 in Enid, Oklahoma where he lived through out his childhood. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Charles spent most of his adult life in Wichita, retiring from Boeing after 34 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rosa Johnson; all fourteen of his siblings...
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Frederick Richard Clark

November 21, 1956 - March 17, 2017

60, passed away on March 17, 2017. Fred was born in Wichita, KS to parents, Frederick Richard and Esther Helen (Linnen) Clark, Sr. Fred served in the U.S. Army where he was part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He is survived by sister, Melinda Duvall; aunt, Juanita Packard; nieces, Tracey McFarland, Sarah Trower; nephews, Terrance Collins, Thomas Trower and many cousins, Kelly Packard, Michael...
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Randle Dale Hughes

August 25, 1924 - March 17, 2017

Randle Dale Hughes 92, retired Boeing machinist passed to his eternal reward March 17, 2017. Randle is survived by Mary, his wife of 70 years and by his daughters, Jean Gray and Mary Vance, both of Wichita and Shirley Hall of Kansas City, as well as 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. World War 2 Navy Veteran and long-standing member of Central Community...
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Maxine V. Linn

March 1, 1921 - March 14, 2017

Maxine V. Linn, 96, passed away March 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband of 62 years, Smokey Linn; sons, Robert and James Linn; daughter, Mary Donaldson; great grandchild, Bishop Robles; parents, John and Mary Beiter; and brothers, Don and Kenneth Beiter. Maxine is survived by daughter, Sharon (Michael) Holycross; daughter-in-laws, Irene and Susan Linn; brother, Jack (Margaret)...
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Mary W. Carroll

August 15, 1937 - March 14, 2017

Mary Carroll79, passed away Mar. 14, 2017. She was preceded by husband of 50 years, John L. "Buster" Carroll; son, Douglas Carroll; parents, Ray and Monnie Burroughs; brothers, Bill and James Burroughs. Mary is survived by son, Ed (Judy) Carroll; daughters, Peggy (Gary) Swigert and Kimberly (Bruce) Tusher; brothers, John, Charles (Marty), and Ronnie Burroughs; sister, Sarah Ross; 5...
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Ronald Ray Henrie

December 8, 1938 - March 14, 2017

Ronald Ray Henrie 78, raised in Benton, KS, passed away Mar. 14, 2017. Ronald served in the Kansas Air National Guard, was a retired Boeing employee, and a volunteer Fire Chief for Benton, KS. He enjoyed traveling, taking impromptu road trips and bus tours, as well as going camping. He was an avid sports fan often, watching football, playing golf, bowling, and collecting model horses. Ronald...
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C. Duane Ramsey

June 27, 1944 - March 14, 2017

C. Duane Ramsey 72, retired Vulcan Chemical Operator and 32° Mason, passed away March 14, 2017. Duane was charitable and generous with his time, he was a member of North Star Masonic Lodge, Midian Shriner's Oriental Band and Riders clubs, and supported Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed geneology, visiting with family, camping, gardening and working with his hands. Duane was a loving,...
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Gary R. Moore

May 20, 1934 - March 14, 2017

82, passed away March 14, 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him. Gary served as a US Marine in the Korean War and he retired after 20 years as a security officer at St. Joseph Hospital. He was a little league baseball coach to his sons, enjoyed yardwork, loved dogs, spending time with his family, and just celebrated his 50th Wedding...
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Debra Alcorn

November 22, 1958 - March 13, 2017

Debra Jean Alcorn Debra Jean (Stowe) (Bailey) Alcorn went home to be with our Lord on March 13, 2017. Debra was loved by many. She is preceded in death by her mother Helen Stowe, grandparents, Harold and Jenny Stowe, James and Natalie Collins, and Vivian Copeland. Debra is survived by her son Tyler Maxwell "Max" Bailey, father Larry Stowe, grandad Thomas Kennard Copeland, sister Sheri Warner,...
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Lena L. Jacobson

October 5, 1924 - March 11, 2017

Lena Lorraine Jacobson, 92, joined her heavenly family on March 11, 2017. Lena was one of six children born to parents, Lawrence Shaffer and Lena Moder, in Mulberry, Kansas in 1924. She and her younger sister, Delores, began their many adventures as young women by moving to Wichita, and Lena joined the World War II workforce at the Boeing Airplane Company working as a "Rosie the Riveter." She...
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