Our Obituaries

Thelma L. McCain

August 12, 1929 - January 27, 2018


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Evelyn J. MUELLER

April 14, 1930 - January 27, 2018

87, passed away January 27, 2018. Eve was born April 14, 1930 in Coats, KS. She retired as a ticket agent for Braniff Airlines and went on to work at and retire from Boeing as well. Eve is preceded in death by husband, Donald; parents Ralph Jenkins and Esther Boldrey; son, Brent Mueller; brother, Bob; and sisters Fontella and Marcella. She is survived by her daughter Collette Pearce and husband...
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John D. BRYANT

November 16, 1927 - January 26, 2018


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Richard F. Pearson

August 18, 1935 - January 23, 2018

82, passed away January 23, 2018 at 6:45 am. Richard was born on August 18, 1935 and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Blue Lodge. He is preceded in death by parents, Filmore and Marie Pearson of Pleasanton, KS; sisters, Delores and Margaret; and adopted daughter Connie Sue Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Norma; son, Lawrence and wife Julie of Wichita; granddaughter, Beth...
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Stephen Clark Graber

April 1, 1952 - January 23, 2018


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Howard B. Chen

September 12, 1928 - January 23, 2018

89, peacefully passed away January 23, 2018, surrounded by his five children and three granddaughters. He was born in Haiphong, Vietnam, on September 12, 1928, he then made his way to Saigon where he married the love of his life, Quyen Truong. He and Quyen raised a family of 5 children and 14 grandchildren. He was the manager of Cooper Tire in Vietnam. He retired from the Department of Children...
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Norma L. Geren

November 6, 1927 - January 22, 2018

90, passed away January 22, 2018. Norma was a happy lady who never met a stranger. She was a hardworking, loving, mother and wife who made the best out of everything. She was preceded in death by husband, Lee H. Geren, parents, Arthur and Pearl Christy; and brothers, Glen, Elmer, Richard "Dick", Harold and Jack Christy; and sister, Maxine (Donald) Ewing. Norma is survived by son, Gary Geren;...
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Lucille R. Riffel

December 17, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Riffel, Lucille R. 93, of Wichita, Kansas passed away peacefully on Mon. Jan. 22, 2018 in Clearwater, Kansas. Lucille was born the daughter of George and Saloma Dowers on Dec. 17, 1924 in Boise City, OK. Lucille and Clyde Riffel were united in marriage on March 4, 1945. Together they Celebrated 62 years of marriage before his passing in 2007. Survivors include her loving daughter, Carol Frost;...
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George A. Wiles

May 22, 1936 - January 22, 2018

81, retired radio advertising salesman, passed away January 22, 2018 at The Oxford Grand. G.A. was an avid golfer, loved landscaping and spending time in his backyard. He enjoyed spending time with his family the most. G.A. was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Wiles; parents, Bud and Nadine; sister, Ruth Helmer Young; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Mildred Landon. He is...
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David D. Dearman

December 5, 1936 - January 22, 2018

81, passed away January 22, 2018. David was a member of Haysville VFW, the Patriot Guard and Derby American Legion. He worked as appliance manager and enjoyed fishing in his free time. He was preceded in death by first wife, Bobbi Dearman; second wife, Helen Dearman; daughter, Gayle Wylie; and sister, Carol Cline. David is survived by dogs, Tiki and Bandit Dearman; daughters, Ritha (Kelly)...
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Richard George Challacombe

June 28, 1944 - January 21, 2018

73 years of age, Born in Scranton, KS to Sidney and Beryl Challacombe. He was known to everyone as "Dick". He died of heart failure. Dick graduated from East High School in 1962 and attended Business School in Wichita, KS. He worked at Letters Inc. as a printer before becoming self-employed, owning and operating Misc Print, and then later Dicks Place in Wichita. After retiring, he spent time...
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Marion L. Becker

December 5, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Becker (McMahon), Marion Louise, 92, retired registered nurse, passed away January 21, 2018. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Resthaven Mortuary. Marion is preceded in death by her husband, Russel Becker. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Jill Becker of Castle Rock, CO, daughter Kathy Lewis of Wichita, KS, and granddaughters Amanda...
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William A. Henning

October 22, 1949 - January 19, 2018

68, retired KG&E Design Technician and Vietnam Veteran, passed away January 19, 2018. Bill enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, watching sports, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Jessie Henning; and brother, Ted Henning. Bill is survived by son, Matthew Henning; daughters, Katrina Gann and Brooke Henning; sisters, Lou E. (Lee) Birzer and Edie Nicholson;...
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Chevy R. Rooker

August 29, 1979 - January 18, 2018

Rooker, Chevy, 38, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Thurs. Jan. 18, 2018. Chevy was born the son of Terry and April Rooker on Aug. 29, 1979 in Wichita, Kansas. Chevy was a loyal and generous friend to all who knew him. Everything Chevy had, he accomplished on his own. He had a passion for motorcycles. He worked as an independent mechanic. Survivors include his loving companion, Jessica Cravens,...
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Glennis R. Sacket

October 17, 1923 - January 18, 2018

94, retired welder for Boeing, passed away on January 18, 2018. Bob started out as a farmer, which is where his hardworking ethic began. He also loved to spend time camping and fishing. However, above all, spending time with his family meant the most. Bob was a loving husband, dad and grandfather who will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by parents, Claude and Eva Sacket; siblings,...
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Thomas Colin Quinn

December 24, 1958 - January 17, 2018

59, passed away January 18, 2018. He was born December 24, 1958 in St. Louis, MO, he later moved to Kingman, KS where he served with the Kansas Highway Patrol from 1983-2002 before retiring. He then moved to Wichita, KS where he worked for the Sedgwick County Department of Corrections 2004-present. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kevin Quinn. Colin is survived by wife, Bren...
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Mike McCray

April 30, 1951 - January 17, 2018

66, former EEG Technician with St. Francis Hospital, passed away on January 17, 2018. Mike was born in Wichita, KS on April 30, 1951 to Melvin and Beulah McCray. He was a member of the Risen Savior Lutheran Church and enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. Mike was preceded in death by parents, Beulah McCray and Melvin (Marvelle) McCray; brother, Jerry McCray. He is survived by wife of 44 years,...
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Wesley L. Blankenship

July 3, 1936 - January 16, 2018

81, passed away January 16, 2018. Wesley retired as an aircraft mechanic from the Air Force 1976, after which he was a truck driver until 1998 which he also retired from. He was preceded in death by parents, Gilbert and Gladys Blankenship; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by wife of over 42 years, Elaine Blankenship; son, Michael Eddy; daughter, Donna (Steven) Graeff; sister, Wanda (Glen)...
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Jerry D. Stone

April 9, 1936 - January 16, 2018

81, retired WSU Physical Plant Technician, passed away January 16, 2018. Jerry was born April 9, 1936 in Springfield, MO to Donald and Ava Stone. He was preceded in death by parents and sister, JoAnn Stratton. Jerry is survived by son, Joe (Patra) Stone; two step-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and nieces, Sherry, Susan, Sarah and their families. Funeral service will be 3 p.m....
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Sonia Brownell

August 1, 1943 - January 15, 2018

74, retired hospital administrator, passed away on January 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, Olin and Osie Harper. Sonia is survived by her husband of 54 years, Fred T. Brownell; children, Melissa Brownell, Paula (Eric) Held and David (Cathy) Brownell; and grandchild, Tabitha Brownell. Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 with visitation one hour prior at Church of Jesus...
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Wayne W. Bennett

September 12, 1923 - January 14, 2018

94, U.S. Army Veteran, passed away January 14, 2018. He was preceded by parents, 3 brothers and 2sisters. Wayne is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. No services and burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Cedar Vale , KS.
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Douglas Eckerman

October 8, 1954 - January 13, 2018

63, retired from Spirit Aerosystems, passed away January 13, 2018. Douglas was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, known best for his smile, will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his mother, DeLoris Eckerman. Douglas is survived by wife of 36 years, Christy Eckerman; daughters, Angela (Billy) McCullough and Ashley (Nicholas) Stillahn; father, Keith Eckerman; brothers,...
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Jo E. Thomas

October 9, 1947 - January 12, 2018

70, passed away Jan. 12, 2018. Jo was a loving single mother and grandmother who doted on her grandchildren. She was strong and had a heart of gold. She enjoyed painting with watercolors and was competitive playing trivia. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marjorie Beavers, sister, Judith Jordan and son-in-law, Troy Barnaby. She is survived by daughters, Becky (Jerry Singleton)...
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Sylvia Hamilton

November 22, 1927 - January 11, 2018

90, passed away January 11, 2018. Sylvia was born to Lester and Elsie Cox on November 22, 1927 in Lenexa, KS. On October 18, 1947 she married husband of 35 years, Harold F. Hamilton. In the 1980's, Sylvia was the supervisor of Beechcraft International Aircraft order department. She was preceded by husband; parents; siblings, Merle Jordon, Evelyn "Tiny" Chesney, George and Jim Cox. Sylvia is...
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Louis E. Highfill

June 23, 1925 - January 10, 2018

Louis E. Highfill, 92, born June 23, 1925, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Wichita. He retired as Chief Clerk, Wichita Terminal Association, and Auditor, Wichita Union Station, with 44 years service. He was a licensed building contractor for 20 years. He served as Staff Sergeant 2nd Armored Division US Army. He was a charter member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. He was preceded...
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Eleanor Ruth Ralls

May 5, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Eleanor R. Ralls, 89, passed away Jan. 10, 2018. Retired after 15 years as a Tax Department Supervisor for the Sedgwick County Sherriff. Eleanor enjoyed quilting and creating teddy bears for her family and friends. Visitation from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, at Resthaven Mortuary. Services will be 10 a.m. Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, at Resthaven Chapel. Survivors, daughters, Sheryl (Herb)...
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Victoria Mendoza

July 19, 1965 - January 9, 2018

52, passed away on January 9, 2018. Victoria was born July 19, 1965 to Bill and Cuca Mendoza in Wichita, KS. She enjoyed music, art, singing, dancing and participated in Special Olympics. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles "Bill" Mendoza; and siblings, Charles and Patricia Mendoza. Victoria is loved by all and survived by mother, Maria Mendoza; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Lloyd E. Simmons

March 6, 1933 - January 8, 2018

84, retired detective, passed away on January 8, 2018. Lloyd was a man of faith, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He retired from the WPD after he dedicated his life to serve and protect the community. Lloyd was hard working, loved to fish, camp, hunt, enjoyed painting and crafts and could always be found with a cup of coffee in his hand. He was preceded by wife, Carol L...
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Dennis A. Tracy

June 6, 1946 - January 8, 2018

71, retired Director of Transportation with Valley Center USD 262, passed away January 8, 2018. Dennis was a retired preacher, foster care provider, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and troubled youth mentor. He was preceded by his parents, Byron and Alma Tracy. Dennis is survived by son, Jeff (Tina) Tracy; daughter, Denise (Terry) Conyers; sisters, Denise (Jake) Hanzlick and Janice (Arnold) Morgan;...
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Roger Dale Standiford

May 8, 1945 - January 6, 2018

72, retired mechanic for Axle and Wheel, passed away on January 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, Tobe and Marjorie Standiford; brother, Bob Standiford. Roger is survived by wife of 47 years, Sharon Standiford; son, Sam (Amber) Standiford; daughter, Suzanne (Cliff) Crow; brother, Larry (Pat) Standiford; sister, Beverly (Charlie) Rogers; grandchildren, Jayden, Ryan and Zac Crow,...
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Karen S. King

January 24, 1942 - January 1, 2018

75, loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away January 1, 2018. Karen retired after 25 years as a school bus driver and instructor for Durham School Services and was a longtime member of Jehovah's Witnesses North East Congregation. Karen was a quick witted, funny lady who enjoyed crocheting and attending jazz concerts. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in...
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Joann Ellen East Webb

February 5, 1937 - December 31, 2017

Joann E. Webb, 80, passed away December 31, 2017. Joann was born at her parents' home in Burrton, KS on February 5, 1937 and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Wichita, KS. Joann was homemaker extraordinaire including, taxi driver, in-house doctor, laundry attendant, chef, baby maker, cheerleader of endless sports, lover of Christmas season and lifetime achievement winner for being Mother...
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John Edward Kennedy

August 17, 1938 - December 30, 2017

79, passed away December 31, 2017. John was born in Muskogee, OK, on August 17, 1938, to Edward and Lillian Kennedy. John later worked for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas as a purchasing agent retiring after 23 years. He loved to spend time outdoors, enjoyed playing and watching golf and basketball, and hunting. John was a humorous man who loved to tease, was quick witted, and was fun to be around....
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Lorrie LuAnn Wallentine

September 26, 1959 - December 30, 2017

Lorrie Wallentine, 58, passed away December 30, 2017. Lorrie was born in Dubuque, Iowa, to Art and Helen (Sunner) Chapman. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School where she excelled in sports, band, Student Council, and National Honor Society. Lorrie graduated from Northern Iowa Area Community College as an Optometric Assistant. In 1981, she married her high school sweetheart, Bob...
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Harold Lee Schroeder

April 22, 1927 - December 30, 2017

90, passed away on December 30, 2017. Harold was a United States Navy Veteran and retired repairman for AT&T. He was the past Vice President of the CWA Local 6402, a member of Telephone Pioneers, former member of a bowling league and all-around sportsman. He is preceded in death by wife, Arlene N.; brothers, Clarence, Roy, Jim and Earl; sisters, Vella Vogt, Bernice Schroeder and Esther Sidner. He...
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Ethel V. Meier

January 28, 1921 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Amy Lou Bingham

February 6, 1927 - December 29, 2017

90, passed away on December 29, 2017. She was born in Harrison, AR to James and Rachel Parks. Amy was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing trips with the family and could catch bullfrogs straight off of lily pads. She also was a talented seamstress that crocheted and sewing many items. Amy also loved gardening, anyone could see this by the...
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Rosilee Juliet Long

January 5, 1940 - December 28, 2017

77, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2017 at Harry Hynes Hospice surrounded by family. Rosilee was a caring and feisty lady; she loved her family and friends and helped many people along the way. She loved art and dance. Rosilee was an avid reader with a large collection of non-fiction books. She loved the Lord and cared for her special needs grandson for many years. She was preceded in death...
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Gina R. Meyers

August 15, 1961 - December 28, 2017

56, passed away December 28, 2017. Gina was born in Lyons, KS on August 15, 1961 to Jack and Judy Norris. She enjoyed scrapbooking and was the most devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandma. Gina was preceded by step-daughter, Lindsay Nicole Meyers; in-laws, Lawrence Anthony (Loretta Marie) Meyers; aunt and uncle, Skeet and Nancy Adamson; grandparents, Earl and Erma Norris and George and...
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David W. Schroth

November 30, 1958 - December 27, 2017

59, Former Brazer for Johnson Controls, and caregiver to his mother, passed away December 27, 2017. David was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joanne and Donald, sister, Sandra Vaughan. He is survived by brother, Ronald (Cynthia); sisters, Donna (Don) Caywood, Janice Voges, Marilyn (Everett) Livesay, and Patricia (Tim) Hundley; and his beloved dog, "Skippy" and many nieces and...
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Elizabeth N. Geiger

September 26, 1919 - December 24, 2017

Elizabeth Nadine Geiger 98, passed away December 24, 2017. Elizabeth was preceded by husband, William Peter Geiger; son, David Geiger; parents, Clarence and Katherine Ensley. She is survived by son, Pete (Connie) Geiger; daughter-in-law, Doreen Geiger; grandchildren, Brett (Kristen) Geiger, Beth Geiger, Greg (Megan) Eaton, Christina (Jeff) Toothman, Katie (Nate) Baergen, Eric Eaton, Todd ...
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Michael H. Blue

June 25, 1941 - December 24, 2017

76, passed away December 24, 2017. Michael was a beloved coach, teacher, and athletic director at East and West High School . Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He passed that love onto his children and grandchildren. Mike is also a member of the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the West High Sports Hall of Fame. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and...
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Kendall G. Fox

July 22, 1927 - December 23, 2017

90, passed away December 23, 2017. Kendall was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from Boeing. Before working at Boeing, Kendall previously worked at Sherwood Construction. It was there that he contributed to building many notable projects around the Wichita area such as the Cheney Dam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, and his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy...
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Shirley Jean Howe

September 25, 1943 - December 23, 2017

Shirley J. Howe, 74, was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with the Lord December 23, 2017. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Louise Touchatt. She is survived by her soulmate of 28 years, Jerry Boyd; her brothers, Gale W. (Kathy) Touchatt, Robert L. (Lori) Touchatt; and sister, Sharon K. Ward of Delaware. She has 5 nephews, 1 niece, 9 great nieces and 4...
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Bobby Ray Preston

September 30, 1947 - December 22, 2017

70, passed away December 22, 2017. Bobby had a good heart and a kind spirit. He liked to spend time with his family and go to the casino. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Viola Preston; brother, James Preston; and sister, Sharon Taylor. Bobby is survived by his daughters, Sylvia (Sonny) Bosley and Sheila Preston; sister, Susie (Larry) Neff; grandchildren Edward Bosley III,...
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Maryle Louise Lupton

February 20, 1922 - December 21, 2017

Maryle Louise Lupton 95, born February 20, 1922 in Wallace, Missouri, passed away December 21, 2017, in Arizona. She was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Lyle Lupton; son, Jerald Wayne Lupton; parents, James and Louanna Johnson; brother, Floyd Calvin Johnson; and sisters, Doris "Evelyn" Kier, Geneva Bernadine Redmon and Esther Fern Ashlock. Maryle is survived by daughters, Carol Sue (LeRoy)...
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Carl Duane Gordon

May 15, 1944 - December 20, 2017

Carl Duane Gordon, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born May 15, 1944 in Fredrick, Oklahoma, shortly after his birth the family moved to Wichita, KS. Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Carl W. Gordon and Gladys Marie (Harris) Gordon. He is survived by a brother, sister, as well as many nieces and nephews. Duane graduated from South High School in 1964, as a teenager...
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Michael Schwendiman

January 17, 1952 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Leland Eugene Williams

February 18, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Leland Eugene (Gene) WilliamsFebruary 18, 1930-December 19, 2017Gene Williams, 87, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday afternoon, December 19, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife Delores, brothers Larry and Bill Williams, and an infant sister, Bonnie. He is survived by a son Michael Williams and his wife Joy of Oshkosh, WI; a daughter Cheryl Bleier and her husband David...
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Kevin Lane

March 26, 1958 - December 19, 2017

59, passed away December 19, 2017. Kevin was born March 26, 1958 in Wichita, KS to Ronald and Shirley Lane. He was a carpenter with Life Styles by Lane for 25 years. He enjoyed the peace and quiet of the outdoors, watching sports, and woodworking. Kevin is survived by wife of 11- 1/2 years, Johnna Armstrong; son Colton Lane; daughter, Chelsey Lane; his father, Ronnie (Ina) Lane; mother, Shirley...
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Jimmie David Moyer

July 28, 1942 - December 16, 2017

75, passed away December 16, 2017. Jimmie retired after 31 years as a Mechanic for Boeing. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lillie Moyer, and sister, Linda Kay. Jimmie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sherry Moyer; children, Teresa (James) Crenshaw, twins Jerry and Larry Moyer, and Sheila (Todd) Warner; brothers, John (Barbara) Moyer and Michael (Patricia) Moyer; sister,...
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Glenn R. Cherry

February 5, 1918 - December 16, 2017

99, passed away December 16, 2017. Glenn was born in Benton, Kansas on February 5, 1918 to Joseph and Nellie Cherry. He was a devoted family man that enjoyed NASCAR and trucks of all kinds. Glenn was a member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge #303 and the Midian Shrine. He was preceded by wife, Alice Cherry and parents. Glenn is survived by his children, Glenda A. Cherry, Rosemary (Ivan) Freeman, Gail...
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Darlene Lucile Ingalls

October 15, 1923 - December 16, 2017

94, passed away December 16, 2017. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Ingalls, and sisters, Vera Wicker and Dorothy Howard. She is survived by her children, LeAnna (Danny) Beall, Bobbie (Gary) Merseal and Ron (Tina) Ingalls; stepdaughter, Sue (Dave) Jeffers; grandchildren, Chris (Amy), Scott Brandon (Deidre) Merseal, Tyler (Melody) and Cody (Chelsie) Beall, and Ryan...
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Baileylynn Marie Darnell

November 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017

On November 14th Casey and Dale Darnell were blessed with a perfect angel, Baileylynn Marie Darnell. They enjoyed her for 31 days of joyful bliss. She was the angel that they always dreamed of. Baileylynn is survived by her parents, Casey and Dale Darnell; grandparents, Terry and Jerry Hall, Larry Durnil, Terry and Glenn Stuart; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her special God parents, Jerry...
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Darleen A. Jacobs

June 16, 1935 - December 14, 2017

82, passed away December 14, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. Darleen was born in Hays, Kansas on June 16, 1935 to James P. and Rose Dreiling. She went to high school at Wichita North and graduated in 1953. Darleen enjoyed antiques, crafts, and gardening. She enjoyed working at Ritchie Enterprises, and participated in Meals on Wheels, Boeing Strato Singers, and Prairie Quilt Guild. She was preceded in...
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Lilla Jean Keefer

June 14, 1928 - December 14, 2017

89, passed away December 14, 2017. Lilla was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Charles V. Keefer; son, Larry Keefer; brothers, Wilbur Shank and Bob Shank. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Keefer and Debra (Larry) Sumner; grandchildren, Lauren Davis, Jennifer Holman, Bethany Keefer, and Jessica Miller; and great grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Barrett,n and Lincoln. Visitation...
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Frances L. Lambdin

February 12, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Lambdin, Frances L., 84, passed away on Thursday 14 December 2017 in Wichita, KS. Frances met Donald E. Lambdin in 1950 and they married two years later in 1952. They had three children, Sterling S. Lambdin, Lisa L. Lambdin-Lang and Susanne L. Lambdin and were married for 65 years. While Donald attended law school at Oklahoma University (OU), Frances worked as the Assistant Secretary to the...
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Helen Edith Jones

December 15, 1927 - December 14, 2017

89, passed away December 14, 2017. Helen was preceded by husband, James E. Jones; and parents, James and Helen Borden. She is survived by son, Robert D. Jones of Seattle, WA; daughter, Linda (Ray) Brundige; grandchildren, Blake (Jessica) Hewitt, Mitchell Hewitt, Ryan Jones and Madison Lauder. A Celebration of Life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Grassland Estates Chapel....
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Pamela Sue Sawyer

May 25, 1958 - December 11, 2017

59, passed away December 11, 2017. Pamela was compassionate, strong willed, spirited and had a big heart. She enjoyed cooking for people and enjoyed music, especially Boston, Pink Floyd, Evanescence and Adelle. Pamela was an active auxiliary member of the VFW, she enjoyed watching Panther football. She was active in Wounded Warriors Charities and loved her country, she was a true Patriot. Pamela...
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Kitty A. Akers

January 4, 1949 - December 11, 2017

68, passed away December 11, 2017. She was a talented floral designer. Kitty was a compassionate person who always put the needs of others before herself. She was deeply rooted in her faith and was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Kitty enjoyed sleepovers with her granddaughter and spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to...
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Thomas Edwin Vaughn

July 22, 1930 - December 11, 2017

87, peacefully left us on December 11, 2017, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on July 22, 1930, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Arthur Edward and Nellie Jane Vaughn. On March 1, 1948, he married Anna Lea Bolton in Wichita, Kansas. Tom retired as an Experimental Manufacturing Engineer from Boeing Aircraft after 37 years in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Anna;...
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Barbara Ann Silliman

March 3, 1937 - December 10, 2017

Silliman, Barbara A., 80, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away December 10, 2017. Barbara's passion was her family and was affectionately known to everyone as "Grammy". Grammy loved family gatherings and cooking for family and friends. Her door was always open and you never left hungry. She was a great role model to both her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all...
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Valerie Sue Ingham

October 8, 1977 - December 8, 2017

Valerie Sue Ingham, 40, passed away on December 8, 2017. Valerie loved dogs, but, none more than her faithful companion, Murfy. If you have seen or even met Val briefly in the last 11 years, you've seen pictures of Murf. She was loving, generous, compassionate, funny, smart and always encouraged others. She was also the best kind of friend. Valerie is preceded in death by her father, John...
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Barbara C. Green

November 22, 1948 - December 7, 2017

69, former manager at In-The-Bag Cleaners, passed away on December 7, 2017. Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters, Victoria (Lisa) Pete, Michelle (C.J.) Flores, and Wendy (Scott) Hunter; son, Frank (Donna) Pete; grandchildren, Kristopher Pete, Jessieca Pete, Jonathan Pete, Nikole Pete, Ashley Pete,...
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Kelly Marlene Stamps

March 17, 1962 - December 6, 2017

55, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on December 6, 2017. Kelly wads an employee for Ruth Clark Elementary and former member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Donald M. Burris. Kelly is survived by husband of 26 years, John Slate; son, Brandon (Paty) Stamps; daughter, Stephanie Tunnell; mother, Mary Elizabeth Burris; brother, Jeffrey (Rebecca)...
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Pearl Lillian Webb

June 30, 1917 - December 5, 2017

Beloved 100 year old Pearl left us on December 5, 2017. She was born on June 30, 1917, in Diagonal, Iowa, to Glenn and Carrie M (Powell) Ruby. Pearl graduated from Northeast H.S. of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1934, then attended Central Business College. Pearl's husband, of 65 years, Glenn L. Webb, and she moved to Independence, Mo. in 1946, after WWII. Then in 1956, they moved to Wichita, KS....
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Eula Nadine McIntosh

August 29, 1921 - December 4, 2017

McIntosh, Eula Nadine, 96, passed away December 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by parents, husband of 57 years, Mark McIntosh, sons, Don and Mike and 4 sisters and 1 brother. Eula is survived by her sons Steve (Shelley), Jerry (Dorothy) and daughter in law, Leta McIntosh; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at...
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James Robert Lloyd

September 17, 1938 - December 3, 2017

Lloyd Sr., James "Jim" Robert 79, passed away December 3, 2017. Jim was born September 17, 1938 to Ivan L. and Anna Belle Lloyd in Wichita, Kansas. He was a crypto logical Technician for the U.S. Navy when he retired he worked as private security. Jim was preceded by parents and brother, Ivan E. Lloyd. Jim is survived by wife of 55 years, Judi Lloyd; son Jim Lloyd Jr of Wichita, KS; daughter,...
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Loyce May Fibert

November 1, 1962 - December 3, 2017

Fibert, Loyce "Dodie", 55, passed away December 3, 2017. Dodie was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Sledge. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Gene Fibert; sons, Jared Fibert, Jacob (Audrey) Fibert and Jordan (Carmen) Fibert; mother, Mildred Feder; and grandchildren, Andrew and Ruby Fibert. Private Family Services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Kansas Humane Society,...
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James Patrick McQuery

November 21, 1933 - December 2, 2017

84, passed away December 2, 2017. James was a United States Navy Veteran and retired after 35 years at Boeing. James was a kind and gentle man who always put others needs before his own. He was a hard worker, good provider, and had a giving heart. He served in church as a deacon for 50 years and taught Sunday School and Bible studies. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and building free...
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Kathryn Marilee Biggs Emley

January 6, 1925 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Marilee Marilee Emley

January 6, 1925 - December 1, 2017

K. Marilee Emley, 92, passed away December 1, 2017. She was born to Hugh and Kathryn Murphy on January 6, 1925 in Ranger, TX. She always kept busy during her working life, as a waitress for Branding Iron, Sunset Diner and Town and Country; a secretary at Cessna and the City of Wichita; and a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital. She loved her family, enjoyed square dancing and could be described as...
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Nettie Nadine Daily

May 12, 1924 - December 1, 2017

92, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Nettie was born on May 12, 1924, at Marion, Kansas to Jonathan C. & Lena (Vogel) Ehrlich Sr. She married John Daily on June 24, 1950 and they enjoyed 50 years together until John passed away in 2001. There were no children. Nettie graduated from Marion High School, attended Brown Mackie Business College, and...
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Ila Fae Schmidt

February 12, 1932 - November 30, 2017

Schmidt, Ila Fae, 85, passed peacefully in the early morning of November 30, 2017. Ila was born in Plainview, Texas, on February 12, 1932, she later worked in technical publications for 15 years before retiring from Cessna Aircraft. Ila was creative, she loved crafts and sewing. She loved playing board games, especially Scrabble, with her grandchildren and was competitive and liked to win. She...
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Sandra Kay Braland

November 24, 1942 - November 29, 2017

Braland, Sandra, 75, passed away November 29, 2017. Sandra enjoyed playing board games, completing crossword puzzles, playing Hay Day, and meeting new people. She will forever be known for her quick witted humor, her determined and selfless heart of gold, her intuition, and most of all the nurturing spirit she embodied. Sandra is preceded in death by her beloved daddy, Robert H. Ivy, and daughter...
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Sheryl Diane Jackson

May 29, 1944 - November 29, 2017

Jackson, Sheryl Diane (Vogel), 73, passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2017. She was born to Vernon and Edrie Vogel in Baltimore, Maryland on May 29, 1944. Her early childhood was spent in Iowa before moving to Kansas. She graduated from Sacred Heart in 1962 and spent a short time in Mexico, working at Rancho La Puerta, prior to returning to Kansas and attending Kansas State University...
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Wanda Lee Healy

November 3, 1928 - November 29, 2017

89, retired office manager for Muzac, passed away on November 29, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Vaughn; son, Alan (Phoebe) Thomas; daughter, Sandra (Ken) Thimesch; sister, Marilynn (Monte) Boring; grandchildren, DeVona (Phillip) McPherson, Jason Thomas, Lora (Bradley) Tanner, Shannon Thomas and Zachry Mosier; and great-grandchildren, Allison McPherson, Timothy McPherson,...
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Karen Eileen Brown

February 10, 1948 - November 28, 2017

69, former employee of Team Vision Surgery Center, passed away on November 28, 2017. She was a loving mother and grandmother and devoted friend. Karen is preceded by parents, Eileen and Charles Millender. She is survived by daughter, Rhonda VanWinkle; grandson, Joe VanWinkle; and sister, Leann (Alex) Menezes. Celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Resthaven...
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Bessie Alene Stephenson

January 5, 1947 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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Robert E. Lee

September 11, 1929 - November 25, 2017

88, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Wichita. Robert was born at home in Amorita, Oklahoma on September 11, 1929 to Charles V. and Beulah D. (Covey) Lee. Raised on a farm in Rose Hill, Kansas Bob served in Korea and was discharged in 1953 Sergeant First Class. Bob married Gracia Leone Harris of Rose Hill in 1953 and together they raised five children. Bob and family lived in Hutchinson Kansas...
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Dewite Louis Mork

December 15, 1939 - November 21, 2017

Dewite Louis Mork, 77, carpenter and member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America #0201, passed away November 21, 2017. Dewite was one of twelve children born to Matthew and Virginia Mork. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, gardening and spending time with his family and dog, Toby. Dewite never met a stranger. He was a giving man and was always there to lend a helping hand...
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Sandra S. Carter

July 17, 1950 - November 20, 2017

Sandra Sue Carter 67, lifetime member of VFW post 5729, passed away November 20, 2017. Sandra was caring, gentle, loving and a good listener. Her sense of humor kept everyone on their toes, you never knew for sure if she was serious. Sandra was always considerate of people's feelings, and treated others as they were part of the family. She enjoyed reading romance novels, cooking and most of all,...
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Alice Lucille Mills

April 13, 1929 - November 18, 2017

88, passed away on November 18, 2017. Alice retired from Beechcraft and was a member of the Wichita Association of the Deaf. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burr Mills, and son, Gayle Mills. Alice is survived by her sons, Mick (Chris) Mills and Mark (Sandra) Mills; daughter, Jolene (Scott) Sorensen; grandchildren, Megan Kruger, Katy, Miller, Christian Bessmer, Eamon Arndt, Tony Bessmer,...
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Wanda Mae Shock

October 17, 1922 - November 17, 2017

95, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Jack and son, Jack, Jr. She is survived by son, Donald (Jill), daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandchildren, James (Ashley), Malinda, Dustin (Jennifer), Derek, Nicholas (Kayce), Andrew (Laura); and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 1600 W....
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Kimberly A. Smith

April 20, 1962 - November 16, 2017

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

July 11, 1928 - November 13, 2017

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

May 2, 1935 - November 13, 2017

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

April 17, 1926 - November 12, 2017

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

November 30, 1929 - November 10, 2017

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

November 11, 1933 - November 10, 2017

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

March 1, 1948 - November 8, 2017

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

October 6, 1946 - November 7, 2017

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

December 27, 1923 - November 5, 2017

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

February 5, 1951 - November 1, 2017

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

January 18, 1924 - November 1, 2017

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

January 2, 1943 - November 1, 2017

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

July 12, 1940 - October 31, 2017

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

August 21, 1930 - October 31, 2017

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

February 26, 1921 - October 30, 2017

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

September 21, 1918 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, KS.
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