Our Obituaries

Pamela Marie Meador

December 19, 1964 - June 21, 2017

Pamela Marie Meador, 52, retired Early Childhood Special Education Teacher passed away on June 21, 2017. Survived by her parents Sheldon and Reba Sprecker, children: Allison Nicole Meador, Emily Michelle Meador, Josiah Warren Vancyoc Meador, fiancé Paula Love Moore, sister Shari Kay (Huey) Woodrum, brother Steven S. (Tricia) Sprecker, father of her children Stuart Meador. Celebration of Life...
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Janet Tiemeyer

April 11, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Janet Tiemeyer , 77, retired co-owner of Indian Hills Meat Company entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Preceded by her parents Cecil and Leta (Foster) Sallee, her loving husband of 38 years Robert "Bob" and sister Joan. Survived by her children: Cindy (Shawn) Gillihan , Chris (Kimba Livingston) Tiemeyer, Deanne (Joe Mark) Phillips, Robert Tiemeyer, Jr., Patrick Tiemeyer, four brothers...
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Shirley Ann Garner

December 10, 1937 - June 12, 2017

Shirley Ann Garner, 79, Bookkeeper for Derby Refining, passed away on June 12, 2017. She was born in McPherson, Kansas to Lee and Mabel (Krieger) White on December 10, 1937. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter L. Garner; son, Michael and brother, Larry. She is survived by her son: Mitchell (Janet) Garner of Wichita; grandchildren: Rachelle and Lindsay; 5 great...
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Lorraine Wilson

December 29, 1927 - June 10, 2017

Lorraine Wilson, 89. Loving wife of 68 years and mother of three, went home to be with her Lord, Sat. June 10, 2017. Preceded by her daughter, Armentia (Mike) Harshbarger; survivors: husband, Robert C. Wilson; son, Rob (Dianna) Wilson; daughter, Twila (Doug) Wentz; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Wichita Park Cemetery.
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Mazie E. Hobkirk

May 14, 1920 - June 8, 2017

Mazie E. Hobkirk, 97, Homemaker, passed away June 8, 2017. She was born on May 14, 1920 in Rural Butler County Kansas to Harley Clifford and Arminta B. (Robison) Ades. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 8 siblings and 1 great-grandson. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Hillside Funeral Home West Chapel. Survivors: her sons: Phillip (Linda)...
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Juanita A. Kralicek-Pinkerton

December 29, 1929 - June 7, 2017

Juanita A. Kralicek-Pinkerton, 87, homemaker, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Juanita was a past member of the Wichita Baptist Tabernacle and Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Kralicek, son Ralph Edward, grandson Brandon Kralicek. Survived by husband Elmer Pinkerton, children: Henry J. (Loneta) Kralicek II, Kevin (Dorothy) Kralicek, Kimberly (Richard)...
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Vernon E. Meckel

October 14, 1920 - May 23, 2017

Vernon E. Meckel, 96, retired manager of the Hays Music Company entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Vernon served in the Army Air Corp from 1944-1945, were he flew 124 missions over the Himalayans. He managed the River View Condos, was an active member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, helping in the Lord's Pantry and raised the highest bid for the Bachler auction for the Make-A-Wish...
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Phyllis A. Metz

April 19, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Phyllis A. Metz, 91, loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. Phyllis was born in Hyndman, PA on April 19, 1926 to Albert and Alzene Horner. She was a member of the West Heights United Methodist Church since 1964, where she taught preschool for over 26 years and was very active with her church family. Preceded by her parents, one brother, one...
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Johnny Benjamin Floyd

May 25, 1934 - May 12, 2017

Johnny B. Floyd, 82, retired Auto Mechanic, passed away May 12, 2017. He was born in Lincoln County, Oklahoma to Benjamin Franklin and Myrtle Beatrice (Miller) Floyd on May 25, 1934. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lou Ann Floyd; son, Michael Lee Floyd; sisters, Eva Coleman and Pearl Merriman; brother, Ronald Lee Raymond Floyd. Survivors: sons, Mark Floyd and John Floyd; daughter,...
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Bonnie Jean Belisle

October 19, 1940 - May 11, 2017

Bonnie Jean Siemer was born to Earl and Thelma Siemer on October 19, 1940. The family lived in Oxford, Kansas and Bonnie graduated from Oxford High School, soon after her brother John was born. She worked at Winfield State Hospital as a psychiatric aide for several years.She married Dale Belisle in 1967 and they had one daughter, Cindy, and a son who died at birth. The family lived in Benton...
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Deborah Mae Dixon

August 12, 1952 - May 3, 2017

Deborah Dixon (Dome), went home to be with her Lord on May 3, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert James Dome and Iola (Graves) Land; brother, Tommy Snow and sister, Judith (Snow) Espinosa. Survivors include: husband, Gary Dixon; daughter, Tammy (John) Lichtenfelt; step-sons, Gary Dixon Jr., Gerald (Holly) Dixon; grandsons: Christian, Chase, Victor and Wyatt; granddaugters,...
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Howard D. Van Bibber

September 22, 1939 - April 30, 2017

Howard D. Van Bibber, 77, retired Lead Program Scheduler for Boeing Aircraft for over 30 years passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Howard was a U.S. Navy veteran, charter member of VFW Men's Auxiliary Post # 3115, member of North Star Masonic Lodge #168, Legion of Honor at Midian Shrine Temple and He is now selling tickets for the circus in the sky. Preceded by parents Russell and Altha ...
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Richard Dobson

November 7, 1929 - April 24, 2017

Dobson, Richard "Dick" D. ,retired construction engineer passed away April 24, 2017 at the age of 87. Born in Wichita, KS on November 7, 1929. He is preceded in death by parents Harry and Cecil Dobson, sister Virginia Speer, brother Fred Dobson and wife Meredith "Ricky" Dobson . He is survived by his children, R. David Dobson II. (Brenda) Bowen of Island BC, Cynthia(Harry) Tucker of Dayton,...
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Benjamin Hayden Ellis

March 5, 1925 - April 20, 2017

Benjamin Hayden Ellis, 92, retired Boeing Tool and Die Maker and Union Member of Local Lodge 834, passed away on April 20, 2017. He was born on March 5, 1925 in Advance, NC to Stephen Miller and Mary Reba (Smith) Ellis. He served his country during WW II in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Surived by his wife, Thayne of Wichita; children: Jimmy Lee (Karen) Ellis of Lebon, OR.,Steven Edward ...
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Deborah Kathleen Stack

July 13, 1953 - April 18, 2017

Stack, Deborah "Debbie" Kathleen (Day), 63, retired Parts Distribution/Pro Parts and Integration, SAP/EDW Implementation Specialist for Cessna passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Debbie was a West High School 1971 Graduate. She is the president for the Women's Auxiliary American Legion Post #256 in Wichita. She also was a member of the 8-40 club. Preceded in death by her father...
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Mildred Ruth Williams

July 3, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Mildred Ruth Williams, 88, retired equipment supervisor for AT&T/Southwestern Bell formerly of 1335 N. Chautauqua in Wichita entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Bella Vista, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Mildred enjoyed watching sports; she was an avid KC Chiefs fan and WSU basketball fan. She was a prayer warrior and spent every evening in prayer. Mildred and Frank...
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Bonnie J. Hackney

February 17, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Bonnie J. Hackney, 89, Homemaker, passed away on April 16, 2017. She was born in Leon, Kansas to Leburn K. and Lavon E. (Boland) Palmer. Survived by her sons: Bid Hackney and Rod (Jane) Hackney, both of Derby; her daughter: Tami (Kevin of St. Louis) Sheck of Wichita; brothers: Kenneth Palmer of Dallas, TX and Corky Palmer of Miami, FL; grandchildren: Kale Hackney, Ashlyn Hackney, Tracey...
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Charles L. Fuller

January 17, 1940 - April 12, 2017

Charles "Chuck" L. Fuller, 77, retired Air Force Capt. for over 26 years, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Ocea Mae (Piper) Fuller, brothers Edward, Gerald, Walter and his sister Namoi. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years Margaret "Peggy" of Wichita, sons Edward (Laura) Fuller of Finksburg, MD, Christopher (Tammy) Fuller of...
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Darlene L. Slates

November 2, 1947 - April 4, 2017

Darlene L. Slates, 69, Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, passed from this life on April 4, 2017. Darlene was born November 2, 1947 to the late Floyd and Maylee Frederick in Wichita, KS. She is preceded in death by her son, Dennis Clay Slates, Jr., brother, Richard Frederick and sister, Margaret Smith. She is survived by her husband Clay Slates and her three...
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Jackie Faye Hood

December 20, 1945 - April 2, 2017

Jack F. Hood, 71, retried pasteurizer/blow mold operator for Hiland Dairy for over 47 years passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Preceded by his parents Christopher and Goldie (Killion) Hood, sisters Christine and Jane and brother Arnold. Jack enjoyed many skunk hunts as a member of the CB club, he was an avid bowler for over 20 years on the Steffen's Dairy bowling team. Survived by his...
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Juanita Melba Davis

May 1, 1936 - April 1, 2017

Wichita- Davis, Juanita Melba (Lawrence) passed peacefully from this world at 12:01 pm, Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at Harry Hines Hospice with family. Born in Belle Plaine, KS, in 1936 she lived a vibrant life as a disciple of Jesus. Daughter of Ulysses Andrew (Larry) Lawrence and Carrie Melba (Lawless) she was known for her Christian character, her oratory and acting skills, her strong beautiful...
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Dale A. Reschke

August 4, 1964 - March 20, 2017

Dale Allen Reschke, age 52, was born on August 4, 1964 in Wichita, KS to Fred and Judy (Keys) Reschke. He grew up in Wichita, and graduated from Augusta High School, class of 1982. Dale attended Butler County Community College where he played trumpet in the Jazz Band, and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Wichita State University where he was a member of the WSU Collegiate...
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Merle Bernard Hinkle

July 29, 1935 - March 17, 2017

Merle Bernard Hinkle, 81, retired Wescon employee, passed away March 17, 2017. He was born July 29, 1935 in Sheldon, MO to Bernard M. and Frances Delilah (Brown) Hinkle. Preceeded in death by his wife of 58 years, Carol and a sister, Helen Stover of Wichita. Survivors: sons: Matthew (Tammy) Hinkle of Broken Arrow, OK, Mark (Leda) Hinkle, Tim (Tammy) Hinkle, both of Wichita; sisters: Mary...
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Larry Martin Peak

November 6, 1945 - March 14, 2017

Larry Martin Peak, age 71, born in Wichita, KS in 1945, succumbed to non-Hodgkin lymphoma on March 14. Larry established a successful private mental health practice in Manhattan, KS followed by working as a counselor and teacher at the Episcopal Social Services in Wichita, KS. He loved to drive his 442, listen and dance to the blues, sip a glass of white wine, watch KSU sports, and work his...
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Benny F. Hurlock

June 2, 1919 - March 13, 2017

Benny F. Hurlock, 97, passed away March 13, 2017. He was born in Colony, Kansas on June 2, 1919 to James Berl Hurlock Jr. and Lottie Emma (Foster) Hurlock. His family moved to Wichita, Kansas around 1925 and Benny lived there the rest of his life. He graduated from Wichita High School East in 1939 and operated his own small architecture business. Benny was drafted in July 1940 to serve in...
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Joseph Zion Bissell

October 1, 1976 - March 8, 2017

Joseph Zion. Bissell, 40, passed away on March 8, 2017. Survived by mother Linda Hilgenberg, brothers Colby and Landon Bissell, grandmother Katheryn Hilgenberg, aunt Marsha and uncle Randy Varbel., nephew Damien, nieces Brooke and Kylie, father Bruce Bissell. Service 1pm, Wed. March 15th at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel, 6231 W. 47th S., Wichita.
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Virginia L. Howard

August 15, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Virginia L. Howard, 86, retired USD 259 Lunch Room Supervisor, passed away on March 8, 2017. Born in Picher, OK on August 15, 1930 to Jessie F. and Myrtle V. (Bradbury) Garner. Survived by her sons: Franklin G. (Lori) Howard of Golden, MO., Roger N. Howard of Riverside, CA; daughter: Deborah Howard of Crane, MO; brothers: John Garner of Pittsburg, KS, Richard Garner of Baxter Springs, KS;...
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Antoinette F. Lane

June 5, 1929 - March 3, 2017

Antoinette "Toni" F. Lane, 87, Loving Mother, Caregiver and Homemaker, passed away on March 3, 2017. She was born on June 5, 1929 in Ost, Kansas to George and Mary (Helten) Erker. "Toni" was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jack, Sr., daughter, Mary Fouch and brothers, Paul, Edgar and Irvin Erker. Survived by her sons: Mark (Gail) Lane, David Lane of Wichita;...
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N. Eileen Sidles

June 15, 1917 - March 1, 2017

N. Eileen "Nana" Sidles, 99, homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother was received in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Rose (Copper) Adair, brothers Gene and Earl Adair, sister Margurette Hunt and her loving husband of 57 years Larry. Eileen was a care taker to many and her house was always open, she was a...
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Donna B. Ross

October 25, 1926 - March 1, 2017

Donna B. Ross, 90, homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to her heavenly home Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Preceded by her parents, brother, loving husband of 61 years Vernon and daughter-in-law Linda. Survived by son Denis, daughter Candy (Jan) Goodrich both of Wichita, KS, granddaughter Megan (Mark) Jones, step-grandchildren Chris (Sarah) Goodrich, Tiffany (Will) Mahoney...
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Leona C. Ledbetter

May 29, 1925 - February 19, 2017

Leona Cora Ledbetter, 91, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017. She was born in Marble, Arkansas where she met her husband of 62 years, Jerry Ledbetter. He preceded her in death in 2003. She raised her family in Wichita, KS where she worked 25 plus years at Safeway. Leona was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by her son, Larry and husband, Jerry D. Survived...
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Lorene Fay McGarrah

October 31, 1930 - February 15, 2017

Lorene Fay McGarrah, 86, homemaker passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Maudie Atwood and son Ronny. Survived by her children Shirley (Joe) Compton of Wichita, Randy (Maxine) McGarrah of McPherson, KS, Clarence (Donna) McGarrah of Wichita, sister Juanita Adams of Wichita, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great- great...
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Thomas M. Porter

November 24, 1945 - February 12, 2017

Thomas M. Porter, 71, retired welder passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Merle and Kathryn (Burleigh) Porter. Survived by his brother Dr. Robert and his wife Rev. Joan Porter, nephews Bryon and wife Janell Porter, Dr. Brent and wife Dr. Rebecca Porter, niece Dr. Karin and husband Dr. Tim Williamson, four great nephews and one great niece. Tom was very...
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Paul E. Blex

August 14, 1930 - February 11, 2017

Paul E. Blex, 86, passed away on February 11, 2017. Paul served in the Army Air Force stationed in Fairbanks, AK and retired from Beechcraft after 42 years. Survived by wife, Frances, who he was married to for 50 years. Also survived by daughter, Faith Ann (Cody); sons, Bruce (Lupe), Bradley (Mariva) and Brian; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at Calvary Chapel,...
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Ellene Smith Tompkins

August 5, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Ellene Smith Tompkins was born August 5, 1922 in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. As a small child, she moved to Wichita. In 1940 she married Wayne Tompkins, who preceded her in death. From this union, 4 children were born. They are Marilyn (Gary) Bellert, Sycamore, IL; David (Linda) Tompkins, Overland Park, KS; Brad (Michelle) Tompkins, Overland Park, KS, and Scott Alan Tompkins (deceased). Also surviving...
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Jean N. Rice

May 7, 1927 - February 5, 2017

Jean Rice completed this life's journey on Feb. 5, 2017. She was a loving mother to three children and grandmother to 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was born May 7, 1927, in Hutchinson, KS, to A.C. and Lona Seevers but spent most of her formative years growing up in Conway Springs, where she met and later married the love of her life, Phillip Rice...
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Gerald John Kasperek

June 29, 1946 - January 30, 2017

Gerald John. "Jerry ' Kasperek," 70, MSgt-R who served in the US Army for 26 years in Counseling and Supervisory duties passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Jerry had a passion for volunteering and gave many hours of his time to the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital, Sedgwick County Zoo, Compeer Program, Community in Schools Program and Episcopal Social Services. Jerry was a graduate of Wichita...
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Bonnie A. Crisler

November 1, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Conway Springs ~ Bonnie A. Crisler, 83, former Data Entry Clerk for Typed Letters Incorporated, passed away on January 29, 2017. She was born on November 1, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas to Theodore Richard and Treva Mae (Couchman) Bowman. Preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Stedman. Survivors: sons: Timothy Crisler of Albert, KS., Thomas (Barbara) Crisler of Viola, KS; daughters: ...
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Stephen Lewis Barnett

May 14, 1948 - January 22, 2017

Stephen L. Barnett, 68, retired mechanic for Boeing passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Steve served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his father T.J. Barnett. Survived by his mother Laverna of Wichita, KS, daughters Cyndi (Mark) Winter of Wichita, KS, Tiffany (Blake) McCrabb of Edmond, OK, Lindsey Barnett of Winfield, KS, sisters Connie (John) Parke of Wichita, KS,...
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Nancy Ellen Newberry

August 24, 1927 - January 21, 2017

Newberry, Nancy Ellen 89, of Wichita, Kansas passed away January 21, 2017. Nancy, the youngest of nine children, was born on August 24, 1927 to Leon and Fern (Ponds) Lemmons. Nancy was born and raised in Pocahontas, Arkansas and lived there until completing high school. After graduating, she moved to work in a war plant in St. Louis, Missouri where her aunt who was the Superintendent of...
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Steven Ray Carr

July 2, 1957 - January 17, 2017

Steven R. Carr, 59, died on January 17, 2017. He was born July 2, 1957 in Wellington, KS to Ray and Evelyn (Sellers) Carr, the second of 3 children. Preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include siblings; Janice (Greg) Lofland and James Carr; 4 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Visitation with family, 6:30pm-8:30pm , Mon. Jan. 23 at...
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Gladys O. Murray

August 12, 1939 - January 14, 2017

Gladys O Murray., 77, retired stockroom clerk for Raytheon for over 28 years passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Julious, father Carl Terrell Sr., mother Rosemary (Hick) Terrell Newman, step-father Harry Newman, son Kerry Dean, grandson Kendall Murray, five brothers and 2 sisters.Survived by her children Ella Diane (Charles ) Jackson, Donna (William)...
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Louise M. Bartel

July 12, 1933 - January 14, 2017

Louise M. Bartel, 83, retired Office Sales and Cosmetics Distributor, passed away on January 14, 2017. She was born in Hillsboro, Kansas on July 12, 1933 to George and Ida (Matz) Winter. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Survived by her children: Susan Wadkins, Karen Stairs and Bill Bartel; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at...
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Sharon L. Downing

September 3, 1942 - January 12, 2017

Sharon L. Downing, 74, Homemaker, passed away January 12, 2017. Born to Lloyd and Carmen (Pennington) Hendrixson in Wichita, Kansas. Survivors: 2 sons: Darrell (Kelly) Hook, Darrick Hook; 1 sister, Patricia (Bob) Mercer; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Monday, January 16 at Hillside Funeral Home West. Burial to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
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J. E. Collinsworth

May 11, 1931 - January 1, 2017

J.E. Collinsworth, 85, Retired Freight Lines Truck Driver, passed away on January 1, 2017. He was born on May 11, 1931 in Konawa, Oklahoma to Gerry and Annie (Lamb) Collinsworth. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Hazel and son, Johnnie Donley. Survivors: daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Dietrich of Peck, KS., Donna (Stephen) Dietrich, Carol (Rick) Riner, both of Wichita; 10 grandchildren;...
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Donald H. Klein

July 23, 1940 - December 31, 2016

Donald H. Klein, 76, well-known area musician passed away on December 31, 2016. Don was the youngest of 5 children born to Bernard "Ben" and Rufina (Herrman) Klein in Healy, KS. Survived by his wife, Sondra, son Donald H. "Pinkey" Klein II, son Jeffrey (Crystal) L. Klotz, grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends. Visitation with family present from 6pm-8pm Thursday, January...
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Thomas O. Elson

December 7, 1939 - December 26, 2016

Thomas O.Elson, 77, Real Estate Broker, passed away on December 26, 2016. He was born on December 7, 1939 in Great Bend, Kansas to Charles W. and Wilma K. (Karney) Elson. Survivors: wife: Linda of Wichita; daughters: Debra K. (Larry) Green, Kimberly S. Partin (Kenny), both of Garden City, KS.; sister: Tamra L. Rich (Mike), Woodward, OK; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6...
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Joyce E. Ledermann

February 15, 1940 - December 22, 2016

Joyce E. Ledermann, 76 passed into Heaven on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan Begin of Montrose, CO, parents and a half-sister. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 35 years Randy, son Gregg Stanbrough of Inverness, FL; grandchildren Jennifer Steiner of Belleview, FL, Kristy Begin of Montrose, CO and Sean Begin of Montrose, CO and two brothers....
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Edith Dorothy Johnson

May 14, 1918 - December 19, 2016

Edith Dorothy Johnson, 98, retired Food Service Supervisor for the Wichita School System passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016. Edith was born at the Marydale Farm southwest of Lebo, Coffey County, KS on May 14, 1918 to Edna (Dunfield) and Frank Jennings. Edith met the love of her life Lee Martin Johnson and they were married on April 22, 1939, celebrating 56 years of marriage before his...
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Hazel G. Ridpath

April 16, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Hazel G. Ridpath, 97, Homemaker, passed away on December 16, 2016. She was born on April 16, 1919 in Burlington, Kansas to Joe and Flora (Shannon) Decker. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn Ridpath; sons, Gary Joe, Richard Lee and Larry Dean. Survivors: sons: Donald (Rosemary) Ridpath of Wichita, Robert (Debbie) Ridpath of Hutchinson, Glen Ridpath, Steven Ridpath, both of...
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Evelyn L. Postlewait

February 23, 1924 - December 13, 2016

Evelyn L. Postlewait 92, retired co-owner of Hande Shop passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Evelyn enjoyed traveling to many stamp conventions with her husband. Preceded in death by her parents Loyde and Merle (Dixon) Sturm, brothers Donald Sturm, Raymond Sturm, Melvin Sturm and sister Irene Lefebvre. Survived by her loving husband of 69 years Dilmond of Wichita, sister Emily (John)...
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Antonio Castillo

December 27, 1934 - December 10, 2016

Antonio Castillo, 81,retired farmer, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016.Survived by his wife Enedina, sons: Antonio, Jose, Eustacio, Rigoberto, Carlos and Edgar, daughters Carolina and Guillermina, brothers Rodolfo, Marcos and Carlos, sisters: Magdalena, Reymunda, Catalina, Julia, Luz, Concepcion, Eva and Elvira, grandchildren Samantha, Jessica, Priscila, Johnny, Pedro, Eriberto, Randy,...
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Allegra L. Winter

November 25, 1923 - December 10, 2016

Allegra L. Winter, 93, died on Sat. Dec. 10, 2016. Survived by her brother James Winter of Wichita, Nieces: Carol Fisher of Wichita and Patty Waters of Haysville. Memorial Service, 1pm, Wed. Dec. 14th at Old Mission Mausoleum Chapel, 3424 E. 21st, Wichita. In lieu of flowers please give to a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita, KS.
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Melodee K. Schaefer

June 15, 1944 - December 5, 2016

Melodee Kay Schaefer age 72, passed December 5, 2016. She was born in Wichita, and raised in Onaga and Clay Center, KS. Melodee found great pleasure in the church and ministry for many years, and loved to gather with friends and family for conversation, laughter, and fun. Melodee was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Gertrude Miller, and her husband, Charles Schaefer. She will be...
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L. G. McGee

September 12, 1927 - November 24, 2016

L.G. McGee, 89, Retired Sanitation Services Owner, passed away on November 24, 2016. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Hillside Funeral Home West. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church..
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Peggy L. Ball

July 4, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita, KS.
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Lawrence J. Schoenhofer

December 25, 1924 - November 14, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Schoenhofer 91, retired Restaurant Owner, passed away on November 14, 2016. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II and the Korean Conflict. "Larry" was born on December 25, 1924 in Walnut, Kansas to Carl and Matilda (Smith) Schoenhofer. Survivors: wife: Marjorie; sons: Karl, Phil (Sharon) and Don Schoenhofer, all of Wichita;...
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James Gerald Perry

September 11, 1942 - November 13, 2016

James Gerald Perry, age 74, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home in Wichita, KS. James was born on September 11, 1942, in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Claude and Patricia (Brick) Davis. He and his twin brother, John, were adopted by Charles Wesley and Ruth Edna Mae (Hickox) Perry. James was a veteran and service our country for three years, two months and 25 days in the United...
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Linda Moellinger

January 27, 1949 - November 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita, KS.
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Louise Lindberg

September 6, 1930 - November 4, 2016

Lindberg, Louise H. , age 86, faithful pastor's wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016. Louise was born on September 6, 1930, in Reynolds, ND, the daughter of Thor and Edith (Thompson) Hovet. After high school, Louise attended Lutheran Bible Institute, where she met Al Lindberg and they married on September 10, 1949, in Bemidji, MN. ...
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Gail Gail Lusk

June 1, 1925 - October 26, 2016

Gail Lusk, 91, died October 26, 2016. She had been a resident at the Wichita Presbyterian Manor since May of 1996. She was born June 1, 1925 at Thayer, Kansas to Frank R. and Lydia (Rufi) Ross. She graduated from Thayer High School in 1943. She attended nurses training at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton, Kansas and graduated in 1946. She worked as a RN for forty years, and was last...
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Roy D. Pickens

March 31, 1939 - October 22, 2016

Roy Dwayne Pickens, 77, passed away on October 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Jean Pickens; Children: Dawn Womack (Marty), Michael (Kelly Hoppock). Grandchildren: Brett Womack (Michele), Andrew Womack (Janelle), Kyle Womack (Angel), Tristan Hoppock, and Danielle Stetina; 8 Great Grandchildren; siblings: Donald Pickens (Marlene), Reita Atkinson (Moline, KS). Preceded in death by his...
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Don L. McCray

September 14, 1935 - October 17, 2016

Don L. McCray, 81, retired, self-employed Small Engine Repairer, passed away on October 17, 2016. He was born in Dover, OK on September 14, 1935 to John Joel and Ivory Beatrice (Wilson) McCray. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife: Betty J. McCray; sons: Donald L. McCray, Jr., Darrel McCray; daughters: Donna J. McCray-Kidd (Charles), Belynda ...
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Velma Imogene Waggoner

March 29, 1935 - October 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita, KS.
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Maureen June Sweley

December 10, 1933 - October 15, 2016

Maureen June Sweley, was born on December 10, 1933 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Ralph and Elizabeth Kling. She grew up attending Blackwell Public Schools graduating from Blackwell High School. Maureen lived in Blackwell and Wichita, KS and Lincoln, NE. She married Warren Sweley in 1976 in Wahoo, Nebraska. In 1978 they moved to Blackwell to make their home. They attended the United Methodist and...
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Randy Lee Edmiston

September 10, 1960 - October 13, 2016

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Janet L. O'Brien

August 27, 1939 - October 6, 2016

Janet L. O'Brien, 77, former CNA for Home Health Care, passed away on October 6, 2016. She was born on August 27, 1939 in Ottawa, Kansas to Robert John Edward and Millie Myrtle (Van Norman) Loudenback. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Larry and Gene and a daughter, Laura Sue. Survivors: husband, Glenn of Wichita; sons: Warren L. Grover of Wichita, Lawrence Allen (Christine)...
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William E. Cunningham

December 13, 1949 - October 2, 2016

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James G. Hodges

December 3, 1932 - October 2, 2016

James G. Hodges, 83, retired Boeing Engineer and Quality Control, passed away on October 2, 2016. He was born on December 3, 1932 in Bartlesville, OK to Merline L. and Cecile May (Maudlin) Hodges, Sr. James was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Tamara Joy. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; brother, Merlin Hodges, Jr.; sister, Ellen (Verlin) Larson; grandchildren: Jason (Rachelle)...
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Betty J. Ashenfelter

March 7, 1937 - October 1, 2016

Betty Joan Ashenfelter, 79, passed away October 1, 2016. Preceded in death by her husbands, Thayer Norman Richardson and Charles Wesley Ashenfelter, she is survived by her daughter, Janis (Keith) Martin of Wichita, KS and her grandsons, Malty Jared (Trista) Martin of Haysville, KS and Maclin (Brandi) Martin of Augusta, KS. No services
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Janet L. Hutchison

April 20, 1949 - September 29, 2016

Janet Louise Hutchison, age 67, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on the 29th day of September surrounded by her family in her home. Jan was born April 20, 1949 in Wichita, KS, the daughter of Joseph C. and Norma "Nanny" (Balding) Hutchison. Jan was a 23 year employee of the City of Haysville, where she retired on September 30,...
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Donald E. Hufford

October 29, 1929 - September 27, 2016

On September 27, 2016, Donald Earl Hufford, age 86, passed away at the home he shared with his daughter, Tara Hufford Walker, and his son-in-law, Mark Walker. Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Eva Lee "Evie" Nelson Hufford, who passed away in the same room (the bedroom they shared) in 2002. Don was also survived by his son, Scott Hufford, of Beverly MA, and his...
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Esther D. Walker

August 1, 1924 - September 26, 2016

Esther (Ammann) (Denny) Walker, passed away on September 26, 2016 in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born on August 1, 1924 to the late Joseph and Lillian (Krusemark) Ammann in Wichita, Kansas. She attended schools in Wichita and graduated from North High School. She enjoyed golf, Bridge, and traveling. She is preceded in death by two husbands, Paul Denny and Les Walker; her brothers, Vernon, Melvin...
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Helen Virginia Shadid

June 3, 1925 - September 25, 2016

Helen Virginia Chisholm Shadid, left us on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Virginia was born on June 3, 1925 in Wichita. She was a long time Wichita resident; a graduate of East High School and Wichita State University, and retired Haysville Junior High teacher. George and Virginia were very active in Wichita with the Optomist Club and traveled extensively with their many friends. ...
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Louise H. McIntire

October 12, 1929 - September 23, 2016

Louise H. McIntire, 86, Sales Clerk for Montgomery Wards, passed away on September 23, 2016. She was born to John E. and Ida (Wehrenberg) Schmidt in Olpe, Kansas on October 12, 1929. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; sister, Inez; brothers, Walter and Herman and a great-grandson, Mason. Survived by her sons: Alan P. McIntire (Peggy) of Towanda, James McIntire (Louise) of...
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Carolyn M. Engstrand

August 6, 1946 - September 13, 2016

Carolyn May Engstrand, age 70, beloved, generous, strong little lady went to be with our Savior and her Leon on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Carolyn was born August 6, 1946 in Kingman, Kansas, the daughter of the late Herbert "Edd" and Ruby E. (Kaufman) Bett. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Leon Engstrand. Survivors include: son, Todd and wife, Jill...
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Charles Lovings

May 25, 1945 - September 12, 2016

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Dena K. Smith

May 22, 1946 - September 9, 2016

Dena Kay Smith, 70, former sales associate for King's Furniture, passed away on September 9, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 22, 1946 in Marysville, Kansas to Roy E. Parmele and Marlain M. (Johnston). Preceded in death by her parents and son,Shane D. Smith. Survivors: Son: Shawn (Kami) Smith, Derby; sister: Sherry (David) Campbell of Atlanta, KS; 9 grandchildren. Service of...
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Kelli Jolene Hull

April 16, 1971 - September 6, 2016

Kelli Jolene (Marsolf) Hull, age 45, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Kelli was born April 16, 1971 in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Derby High School. She was a CMA, working for various medical facilities. She is survived by her husband, Chris; her son and pride and joy, Nicholas Guerra; her mother, Sylvia Marsolf; brother, Jeff and wife, Donna; and nephew, Cameron Marsolf. Kelli...
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Vernon F. Perkins

November 1, 1933 - September 6, 2016

Vernon F. Perkins, Jr., 82, Electrician for Southwestern Electric, passed away on September 6, 2016. He was born in Hannibal, MO on November 1, 1933, to Vernon F. Perkins, Sr., and Mildred M. (Smith) Perkins. Preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joan Perkins. Survivors: wife, Karen Perkins of Wichita; son, Vernon F. Perkins III (Vanh) of Smyrna, TN; daughters, Jan Baldridge (Leo)...
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Thelma Q. Pierce

November 3, 1925 - September 4, 2016

Thelma Queen (O'Brien) (Gleich) PierceThelma was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 3, 1925 to Wallace Joseph and Florence (Tucker) O'Brien. She passed away on September 4, 2016 at the age of 90. Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, Emzie W. (Bill) Pierce; parents; brothers Floyd "Pat" O'Brien, Kenneth O'Brien, Keith O'Brien; sister Katherine Flatt; and step-daughter Mary Ann Rudy. She...
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Alice G. Wenke

February 27, 1919 - August 3, 2016

Alice G. Wenke, age 97, went to be with her daughter, Caroline in heaven, Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Alice was born February 27, 1919, in Iuka, Kansas, the daughter of Elsie Edward and Winifred Nina (Webster) Loffland. Alice is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; daughter, Caroline Jammes; grandson, James Baker; 4 sisters; and 5 brothers. Survivors include: children, Jimmie ...
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Alfred W. Lindberg

February 20, 1926 - August 2, 2016

Alfred "Al" W. Lindberg Jr., age 90, retired ELCA Pastor of six Kansas parishes and avid sports fan, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Al was born on February 20, 1926, in St. Paul, MN, the son of Alfred Walter Sr. and Irene (Elmquist) Lindberg. On September 10, 1949, he married Louise H. Hovet, in Bemidji, MN. Al was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Gladys; and a...
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Tony Oropesa

January 26, 1920 - August 1, 2016

Tony Oropesa, age 96, retired restaurant owner/operator and WWII Veteran, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home. Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Sabina (Esquibel) Oropesa; wife, Nancy Oropesa; and son, Tony Oropesa, Jr. Survivors include: children, Delores Delgado, Andy Oropesa, Roger Oropesa, Paul and wife, Debbie Oropesa, and Debbie Sue Fey; 9 grandchildren; 21...
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Larry A. Hill

September 2, 1929 - July 27, 2016

Larry A. Hill, 86, retired Jig Builder for Beech Aircraft, passed away on July 27, 2016. He was born on September 2, 1929 in Grenola, Kansas to William Francis and Nellie May (Conner) Hill. Larry served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of 1st Sergeant. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane; sons, Michael (Dana), Pat (Sandy), Frank (Sara); sister,...
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Jerry Monty Schrag

June 9, 1941 - July 23, 2016

Jerry Schrag, passed away after a long battle with illness on July 23, 2016. As a young farm boy in Kingman, KS Jerry was fascinated by flight. He went off to college and received a B.S. in Aero Engineering and M.A. in Economics at WSU. Jerry worked for both Cessna and Boeing Co. Jerry retired after 24 years of service with Boeing Aircraft Co. in 2005, where he performed duties as a...
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Evelyn R. Carr

June 7, 1932 - July 18, 2016

Evelyn Rose (Sellers) Carr, died July 18, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born June 7, 1932 on the family farm near Milan, KS, to Oran & Edna (Fortner) Sellers, the youngest of 7 children. Survivors include her children, Janice (Greg) Lofland, Steven Carr & James Carr; siblings, Wanda McFarland & Oran Sellers, Jr.; grandchildren, Laura, Alex, Justin & Jamie; 10 great...
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Darrel James Cornell

January 24, 1968 - July 17, 2016

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Harold L. Messenbrink

April 8, 1927 - July 16, 2016

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LaVerne R. Hall

April 29, 1933 - July 12, 2016

LaVerne R. Hall, "Papa Bear," 83, Aircraft Sheet Metal Fabricator, passed away on July 12, 2016 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born on April 29, 1933 in Larned, Kansas to Lawrence and Pearl (Chalmers) Hall. He is survived by a host of friends. There are no services.
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Terry Denton

December 22, 1949 - July 7, 2016

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Iva Marie Fullerton

June 7, 1921 - July 4, 2016

Iva Marie Fullerton, 95, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Marie was born on June 7, 1921, in Ivanhoe, Oklahoma, the eleventh child born to Perry Bertram and Effie Delila Drusella (Woodworth) Perkins. On August 1, 1942, she married Billy C. Fullerton in Edmond, Oklahoma, and to this union were born three beautiful children, James, Phillip, and Marilyn. Marie's most important focus in life...
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Wilma Jean McVey

July 29, 1923 - June 28, 2016

Wilma Jean McVey, age 92, retired Southwestern Bell telephone operator, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dora Morris; husband, Harry S. McVey; brothers, John and Charlie Morris; and sister, Erma Lewis. Survivors include: son, Warren L. McVey, Sulphur, OK; daughters, Paula S. McVey and Donna L. McVey, both of Wichita; and sisters, Carolyn...
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Augustine Villar

September 6, 1943 - June 27, 2016

Augustine "Junior" Villar, Jr., age 72, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016. Junior was preceded in death by his parents, Augustine Sr. and Beatrice (Millan) Villar; wife, Mercedes. Survivors include: children, Augustine Villar III and Joyce Sanchez, both of Wichita; grandchildren, Tamera Cruz, Darrel Sanchez, Jr., Breanna Cruz, Mercedes Cruz, and Coby Jackson; five great grandchildren...
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Gregory L. Ternes

April 30, 1954 - June 24, 2016

Gregory L. Ternes, 62, of Wichita, KS, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. He was born in Wichita, KS, on April 30, 1954, to LeRoy and Doris (Dugan) Ternes. Greg is survived by his parents; brothers, Stan Ternes and wife Janet of Wichita, David Ternes and wife Karen of Clearwater, Steven Ternes and wife Melanie of Wichita, and Kevin Ternes of Wichita; 19 nieces and nephews and 14 great...
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Carol May Dunn

November 21, 1941 - June 23, 2016

Carol May Dunn, age 74, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas. Carol was born on November 21, 1941, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Onswall C. and Gertrude H. (Lundgren) Gardiner. She married James D. Dunn, he passed away on November 17, 2009. Carol was also preceded in death by her daughters, Carrie Dunn and Cynthia (Dunn) Graves;...
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Forest L. Barger

July 21, 1928 - June 15, 2016

Forest L. Barger, 87, retired Shear Operator and A/C Inspector for Coleman's, passed away on June 15, 2016. Born in Winfield, Kansas on July 21, 1928 to Harry L. and Mary V. (Maracle) Barger. Survived by his wife: Dorothy of Wichita; son: Forest W. (Shirley) Barger of Rose Hill; daughter: Nada (Andrew) Todd of Mustang, OK; sister: Leona Wiant of Wichita; 4 grandchildren; 3 great...
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Bobby E. Payne

May 19, 1932 - June 12, 2016

Bob E. Payne, age 84, owner and operator of Bob Payne Sewer Service, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016. Bob was born on May 19, 1932, in Middletown, Kansas, the son of the late Edgar and Rita (Cooper) Payne. On January 1, 1955, he married Naomi W. (Brock) in Wichita, Kansas. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leon; and sister, Betty. Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Naomi...
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Gregory E. Schultz

January 7, 1951 - June 10, 2016

Gregory E. Schultz, age 65, died Friday, June 10, 2016. Greg was born on January 7, 1951, in Avellino, Italy. At the age of six, Greg was adopted by Eugene Emerson and Aurelia Elizabeth (Benoit) Schultz. On September 9, 1978, he married Janice Marie Johnson at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wichita, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as Lance Corporal from September 15, 1969 through July...
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Judith K. Beat

May 26, 1940 - May 30, 2016

Judith "Judy" K. Beat, 76, retired Beautician and Owner of Celebrity Hair Fashions, passed away May 30, 2016. She was born May 26, 1940 to Glenn and Catherine Wadsworth in Wichita, Kansas. Preceded in death by her parents, sister, Joan M. Hughes and brother, Jack Lee Wadsworth. Survived by her husband, Alvin L. Beat, sons, David and Daniel Beat; grandson, Brock Beat; sisters, Janice...
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