Our Obituaries

Margaret L. Nutter

November 29, 1932 - April 19, 2016

Margaret L. Nutter, 83, Homemaker, passed away on April 19, 2016. She was born in Bentley, Kansas on November 29, 1932 to Harry Melvin and Grace Ozena (Peters) Nutter. Survived by her Niece, Rita L. Nutter; Nephews, Melvin L. Nutter, David G. Nutter and a host of other relatives. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Funeral Home East. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Presbyterian...
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Margaret Durham

May 2, 1930 - March 30, 2016

Margaret A. Durham, age 85, retired church secretary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Margaret was preceded in death parents, Denzil and Lela (Combs) Wimp; and husband, Francis "Frank" Durham, Jr. Survivors include: daughters, Theresa and Carl Davis, Derby, Frances Durham, Westlake Village, California; sisters, Lila Taton, Humbolt, Colorado, Betty Rhoer, Wichita;...
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Clerin D. Davidson

October 20, 1923 - March 24, 2016

Clerin D.Davidson, 92, retired Production Control Manager for McCormick-Armstrong Printing Company, passed away on March 24, 2016. He was born in Wichita, Kansas to G. Dewey and W. Ferne (Matney) Davidson on October 20, 1923. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Fay E. Scott Davidson, 2nd wife, Dorothy Coates and daughter, Dianne S. Davidson. He is survived by his son: Dan E. Davidson ...
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Victoria J. Cavender

October 10, 1969 - March 24, 2016

Victoria J. Cavender, 46, passed away on March 24, 2016. She was born on October 10, 1969 in Paducah, Kentucky to Ralph and Susan (Armstrong) Suter. Preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Ralph Suter, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Randy Cavender of Rose Hill; her father, Ralph Suter, Sr. and sister, Deborah Humble both of West Virginia. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 28. ...
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Wayne Bacon

February 24, 1936 - March 17, 2016

Wayne Bacon, age 80, retired flight line mechanic at Cessna, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Leroy and Theresa Katherine (Kunard) Bacon; brother, Melvin Bacon; and a sister, Mildred Gibson. Survivors include: wife of 58 years, Sharon Bacon, of the home; son, Tim Bacon, of Wichita, Kansas; daughter, Tamra Kay and husband, Shawn Black;...
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Arline M. Babcock

December 30, 1936 - March 12, 2016

Arline Marie Babcock, 79, Homemaker, passed away March 12, 2016. She was born on December 30, 1936 in Wichita, Kansas to Fay and Gertrude (Smith) Jayne. Survivors: sons, Darold (Maria) Babcock of Andover, George Babcock III of Newton; daughter, Roberta Rickard (Douglas Winkley) of Goddard; brother, Melvin Jayne of Wichita; sisters, Ruby Furnas, Clora Mae Bonham, both of Wichita, Junie...
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Harry S. McVey

November 3, 1922 - March 4, 2016

Harry Sherman McVey, age 93, retired Southwestern Bell PBX installer/technician and Avis employee, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dora McVey; brothers, Ray and Glen McVey; and sister, Ailene Weinbrenner. Survivors include: wife, Wilma J. McVey; son, Warren L. McVey, Sulphur, Oklahoma; daughters, Paula S. McVey and Donna L. McVey, both of...
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Joe A. Honeycutt

March 5, 1960 - February 21, 2016

Joe A. Honeycutt, age 55, Central Mechanical Wichita, Inc. HVAC Sales, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016. Joe was born March 5, 1960, in Wolf Point, Montana, the son of Joe and Patricia Honeycutt. Joe was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include: wife, Sherrie, of the home; daughters, Lacey Knopf, Haysville, Kansas, Kelly (Josh) Macormac, Derby, Kansas; mother, Patricia, Wichita...
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Alice Jean Mathis

October 5, 1933 - February 20, 2016

Alice Jean (Stokes) Mathis went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, February 20, 2016 . Born October 5, 1933 in Salina, Kansas to George & Grace Stokes. Graduated from Salina High in 1951. Married Billy E. Mathis, Sr. at First Assembly of God, Salina in December 1955. Born to their union were two children, Billy (Joy) Mathis of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Barbara ...
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John F. Huddleston

October 12, 1949 - February 20, 2016

John Francis Huddleston,66, passed away on February 20, 2016 at the Harry Hynes Hospice Center in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. He was born October 12, 1949 in Tribune, Kansas to Howard B. Huddleston and Lillian M. (Luekenga) Kubo. John was involved with the KETCH program in Wichita. Aunt Eva Mae Wheeler, with her being in the community, was John's support system. He was preceded...
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Bonneva Gertrude Fitzgerald

October 1, 1917 - February 16, 2016

Bonneva "Bonnie" Fitzgerald, age 98, retired Nurse Aide, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Bonnie was born October 1, 1917, in Allen, Kansas, the daughter of Wilbur and Rena (Walton) Powell. Bonnie was raised in Allen and graduated from Allen High School. On September 1, 1941, she married J. B. Fitzgerald, Jr. in Emporia, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Charlene Wilcox

March 4, 1916 - February 13, 2016

MARION, KANSAS ~~ Charlene Wilcox, 99, Homemaker, passed away on February 13, 2016 in Marion, Kansas. She was born on March 4, 1916 in Mulvane, Kansas to Herbert and Mina (Grimes) Millen. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Burke J. Wilcox. Survived by her sons: David (Michelle) Wilcox, Dan (Marcia) Wilcox, Mark (Annette) Wilcox; 5 grandchildren and several great...
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Beverly Jean Sholtess

May 16, 1948 - February 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita, KS.
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Robert E. Lamkin

June 17, 1957 - January 30, 2016

Robert E. Lamkin, Jr., 58, Warehouse Employee for Decorator Craft, passed away on January 30, 2016. He was born on June 17, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas to Robert Edward and Corrine Louise (Adams), Lamkin, Sr. Robert is survived by his wife: Cheryl; sons: Pat (Pamela) Cooper, James Lamkin, David Cooper, all of Wichita; daughter: Dee Ann (Robert) Christianson of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother: ...
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Crystal Billig

November 13, 1924 - January 25, 2016


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Bobbie O. Campbell,

September 6, 1948 - January 18, 2016

Campbell, Bob, age 67, retired City of Wichita Water Maintenance Department employee, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Bob was born September 6, 1948, in San Antonio, TX, the son of Bobbie O. and Margie (Drake) Campbell. He spent his younger years traveling the world, eventually landing in Wichita in 1975. On November 20, 1992, he married Denise Foster, in Wichita. In August 1993, they...
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Vicki L. Reust

July 10, 1962 - January 17, 2016

Vicki L. Reust, 53, Homemaker, passed away on January 17, 2016. She was born in Newport News, VA to Earle and Mildred (Lawson) Vaughan. Survivors: husband, Karl Reust of Wichita; son, Steven Reust of Wichita; daughter, Jennifer Reust of Overland Park, KS; brothers, E.C. Vaughan of El Paso, Ark., Woodrow Vaughan of Wicomico, VA., William Kearns of Hampton, VA; sister, Sally Crosby of Mountville...
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Mary E. Kelley

June 2, 1938 - January 9, 2016

Mary E. Kelley, age 77, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 after a brief struggle with cancer. Mary was born in Beloit, KS, to Everett and Pauline Kelley. After graduating from Beloit High School, Mary moved to Wichita, KS, where she was employed for 39 years as a secretary at The Boeing Company. In 1990, Mary took on the role of mother, when she opened her home to fostering and adopting...
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Irene Rogers

November 27, 1928 - January 2, 2016

Rogers, Irene87, retired Registered Nurse, passed away on January 2, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on November 27, 1928 in Crystal Springs, Kansas to James and Avis (Redding) Crow. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Tom Rogers. Survived by her husband: Bob Rogers; son: Dan (Shirley) Rogers; sister-in-law: Lois Crow; grandchildren: Becca (Matt) Brummett, Mitchell ...
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Vincent W. Newberry

May 26, 1926 - December 10, 2015

Vincent William Newberry, 89, died peacefully on December 10, 2015. He was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on May 26, 1926 to Keat and Leona Newberry. "Vince" was the oldest of six and was preceded in death by siblings Howard Austin, Lawrence Albert, Raymond Eugene, and Janice Marie. He is survived by his brother, Marion David. Vince graduated from St. Mary's Cathedral High School in 1944 in...
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Frederick Haney

April 6, 1927 - November 22, 2015

PARK CITY - Haney, Fred James Howard, 88, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita. Fred was born on April 6, 1927 in Kearney, NE, the son of Fred D. and Elsie Mable (Schnacker) Haney. He graduated from Lisco High School, NE and then worked in his early years as a crop duster in Julesburg, CO. Fred served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class. ...
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Herman Moore

January 15, 1944 - November 22, 2015

Herman "Leon" Moore, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning, November 22, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas following a lengthy illness. Leon was born in Milburn, Oklahoma on January 15, 1944, the second of five children born to Pauline Ingram and Otis B. Moore. As a small child the family traveled between Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, following the...
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Sandra Lynn Anderson

October 28, 1943 - November 20, 2015

Sandra Lynn Anderson, born 10-28-1943, former Coleman Co. employee, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, departed her earthly body 11-20-2015. Survived by her husband of 51 years: Richard L. Anderson; sons, Scott Anderson of Cincinnati, OH., Brian (Marcy) Anderson of Olathe, KS; Grandchildren: Emma, Sophie, Landon and Boston; siblings: Jan Ware, Marlene, Terry, Dick, Robert, Kenneth...
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Maureen A. Hammond

October 17, 1938 - November 19, 2015

Maureen Andrea Hammond, 77, Homemaker, passed away on November 19, 2015. She was born in Wichita, Kansas on October 17, 1938 to Richard Patrick Brown, Sr., and Irene Frances Rabik. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Hammond, her son, Doug Hammond, and grandson, Jeremy Hammond. Surviors: daughters, Laurie (John) Onstott, Susan (Steve) Hornbeck, Leslie Hammond; brother,...
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Juanita CARLIS

January 29, 1945 - November 16, 2015

Juanita Carlis, 70, former Coleman Employee and USD 259 Cafeteria employee at Wichita Heights School, passed over into Glory on November 16, 2015. She was born on January 29, 1945 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Visitation: Friday, November 20, 2015 6-8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home East. Service: Saturday, November 21, 2015 10 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 2525 E. 1st st. North, Wichita. ...
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Vivian M. Rogge

April 7, 1927 - November 16, 2015

Rogge, Vivian M., 88, retired Boeing Clerk, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015. Vivian was born on April 7, 1927, in Shannon City, Iowa, the daughter of Nathan and Edna (Reece) Byers. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Wayne W. Weaver; second husband, Arthur Rogge; grandson, Gary R. Weaver; 1 brother. Survivors include: son, Gary S. and wife, Cathy Weaver, Rose Hill;...
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Betty Louise Johnson

February 21, 1926 - November 13, 2015


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Donald C. Watson

December 5, 1928 - November 8, 2015

Donald Charles Watson, age 86, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015, at his home. Donald was born December 5, 1928, in rural Stanton County, Kansas, the son of Clarence and Ella Mae (Fox) Watson. On June 27, 1944, he married Edna Elizabeth Holler, in Ashland, Kansas. Donald and Edna owned and operated Watson Asphalt Company for...
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H. Harold Reed

November 5, 1918 - November 4, 2015

H. Harold Reed, age 97, HVAC Sheet Metal Mechanic and member of Local No. 29 of Wichita, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Harold was born April 22, 1918, in rural Coffey County, KS, the son of Henry H. and Maude F. (Laws) Reed. On May 17, 1938, he married Lila P. (Mills) in Emporia, KS. She died May 15, 2006. Harold is preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Lila Baker;...
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John C. Dickinson

September 24, 1930 - November 2, 2015

Dickinson, John Claywas born September 24, 1930 in Mobile, Ala to Robert Lee Dickinson and Rubye Louise Campbell-Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mr. Dickinson graduated from Clarke County High School, Grove Hill, Ala May 20, 1949 and later attended Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala. Mr. Dickinson spent his life in retail sales, manager...
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Clifford J. Garigin

October 1, 1944 - October 31, 2015

Clifford J. Garigin, 71, passed away October 31, 2015. Service 11 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Christian Chapel Foursquare, 5828 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at Hillside Funeral Home East Chapel. Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Oatville.
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John M. Harris

June 22, 1925 - October 28, 2015

John "Whitie" Harris, age 90, retired Boeing employee, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents; son, John A. Harris; sisters, Goldie, Florene, Esther, and Lenora. Survivors inlcude: wife, Velma; sons, Jackie Harris, Piedmont, OK, Rusty Harris, Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Aaron, Johnna, Zack, Aspen, and Dustie; great grandchildren, Indiana, Kendrick,...
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Juanita F. Grantz

July 9, 1946 - October 24, 2015

Juanita Faye (Cole) Grantz, age 69, USD 259 Substitute teacher, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015. She was born July 9, 1946, in Wichita, Kansas. On May 25, 1968, she married Ronald J. Grantz. Survivors include: husband, Ronald; three children, Robert (Janell), Ronda Federico, and Jason (Michelle); seven grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday; funeral service 10:30 a.m.,...
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Glenn Henderson

February 14, 1953 - October 23, 2015

Glenn E. Henderson, age 62, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. Glenn was born February 14, 1953, in Wichita, KS, the son of Robert M. and Vivian E. (Hager) Henderson. Glenn was a graduate of Wichita Heights Special Education in 1971. He is preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Carol Henderson. Survivors include: father, Matt Henderson, Park City; brother, Bob and wife, Diane...
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Lorene E. Brown

June 15, 1921 - October 21, 2015

Brown, Lorene E.94, over the road truck driver with her husband, Monroe, passed away Oct. 21, 2015. Born on June 15, 1921 in Fowler, Kansas to John and Emma (Trimpe) Seyfert. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Julie, 1 brother and 4 sisters. She is survied by her son, Stanley (Bettie) Brown; daughter, Janet Brinkmeyer; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral...
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John K. Rogers

December 28, 1930 - October 21, 2015

MULVANE Rogers, John K.84, retired Boeing Machinist, passed away Oct. 21, 2015. He was born on December 28, 1930 in Coweta, OK to Perry Clinton and Barbara Maude (Hartman) Rogers. Survivors: his children: Jyl Augspurger of Neosho, MO., Ty Harper (Sharon) , Dawn Wares (Kevin), both of Freedom, OK., Tammera Honer(Todd) of Piedmont, OK; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces...
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Marcale Richard Frank Meehan

October 30, 1992 - October 17, 2015

Meehan, Marcale Richard Frank22, passed away on October 17, 2015. He was born on October 30, 1992 in Wichita, Kansas to Sean Michael and Brenda Kay (Buck) Meehan. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Julian Meehan; nephew, Julian Joaquin Meehan and brotherly friends, Jordan Brown and Kacey Haag. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 22 at Hillside Funeral Home East. Graveside Service:...
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Walter Scott Woolf

May 5, 1929 - October 9, 2015


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Ellen I. Haney

January 28, 1936 - October 8, 2015

Haney, Ellen I.79, retired Manicurist, passed away October 8, 2015 in Augusta, Kansas. She was born to Adamson Elisha and Marie Edna (Jacobs) Sanger in Greeley, CO on January 28, 1936. Survived by her brother: Ronnie Sanger; brother-in-law, Barney Haney (Carlena); Children: Kem Knaak (Bruce), Mike Haney (Gina), Kristie Simmons (Dennis), Kellie Russell (Bret); 10 grandchildren; 3 great...
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George W. Lymer

March 18, 1916 - September 21, 2015

Lymer, George W., age 99, retired Boeing employee, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015. George was born March 18, 1916, in College Springs, IA, the son of George and Emilie (Davison) Lymer. On December 29, 1939, he married Hilda Louise (Smith), in Iowa. She passed July 19, 2008. George was preceded in death by his parents; wife of almost 70 years, Hilda; brothers, Herbert and James Lymer;...
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Joyce A. Paquette

March 20, 1950 - September 18, 2015

Paquette, Joyce Ann, age 65, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at her home. Joyce was born March 20, 1950 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Lawrence and Dorothy (Woolery) Hudson. Survivors include: husband of 30 years, Raymond Paquette; children, Tonya (Kenny) Griggs, all of Wichita, Tony (Sherry) Paquette, Peabody, Shawn Stone, Wichita, Mark (Kerry)...
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Elnora Blanche Brown

August 24, 1918 - September 14, 2015

Brown, Elnora "Brownie", age 97, retired Registered Nurse for Dr. Henry Loewen for 30+ years; then Dr. John Weninger for 10 years, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015, at Lawrence, Kansas. Elnora was born August 24, 1918, in Lebo, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur Lee and Estella Blanche (Cassady) Brown. She earned her nursing degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Blanche E. Dutton

December 25, 1918 - September 12, 2015

Dutton, Blanche E.96, Retail Sales Clerk, passed away on September 12, 2015. Blanche was born on December 25, 1918 in Mountain Home, Arkansas to William Arthur and Nancy Serepta (Carey) Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest, daughter, Brenda Dutton and her 5 siblings. Survivors: brother, Truman Smith, Sister-in-law, Ruth Smith and several nieces and nephews. ...
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Hazel Dorothy Benivamonde

May 10, 1946 - September 7, 2015

Benivamonde, Hazel, age 69, passed away Monday, September 7, 2015, at her home. Hazel was born May 10, 1946, the daughter of the late Domingo and Lucille (Whatley) Sandoval. Hazel's parents passed away when she was young, so she was raised by her grandmother, Delfina Whatley. Hazel worked for many years as a house keeper at Catholic Care Home Priest Retirement, where she took great pride...
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Michael W. Trowbridge

January 24, 1958 - September 7, 2015


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McClure Reynolds

August 6, 1926 - September 1, 2015

Reynolds, McClure, age 89, was born August 6, 1926 in Vian, Oklahoma, and passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He served honorably in the United States Navy during the WWII era, and was united in marriage to Lois E. Thomas in 1947. McClure and Lois moved to Wichita, after which two children were born to them; Timothy M. Reynolds and Vanessa L. Reynolds. McClure was devoted to ministry,...
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Floreata M. Crisp

November 4, 1922 - August 13, 2015

Crisp, Floreata M.92, Homemaker, passed away on August 13, 2015. She was born in Dunbar, OK to Isaac Eugene and Lily Anna (Hattabaugh) Rupe on November 4, 1922. Floreata was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Virgil and Charles Rupe and a sister, Anna Jean Wallace. She is survived by her husband, George, of 71 years; son, Kerry (Merci) Crisp; daughter, Rita Swinson; grandchildren: ...
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Eleanor J. Beachy

October 6, 1933 - August 12, 2015


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Alan Lee Kruser

March 27, 1949 - August 10, 2015

KRUSER, Alan L., age 66, WalMart store manager for 30 years, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015. Alan was preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Bessie (Chiolis) Kruser. Survivors include: wife of 47 years, Janice E. (Morton) Kruser; children, Mike (Aundra Downing) Kruser, Shelly (Weldon) Aaron, and Marcie Steele; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p...
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Florence E. Fox

June 18, 1915 - August 7, 2015


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Sarah M. Brooks

April 4, 1929 - August 5, 2015

Brooks, Sarah M. age 86, was born April 4, 1929 in Halstead, Kansas, and passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, caravanning and sight-seeing throughout the continental U.S. She was preceded by her husband Ronald and son Jeff, and is survived by children Penny (David) Austin of Los Angeles, CA, Vicki Zeigler, Cheryl...
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Glena D. Utsey

March 25, 1934 - July 27, 2015

Utsey, Glena D., 81, Homemaker, passed away on July 27, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1934 in Ponca City, OK to Julius and Leasey (Nash) Utsey, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Reuben and Julius Utsey, Jr; sister, Norma Jean Willingham. Survived by her sons: Francis (Claudette) Rogers, Jr., Rev. James E. (Alberta) Rogers, Delton R. Utsey, Sr. Sister, Artaska King;...
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Frieda I. Struebing

November 7, 1919 - July 13, 2015

Struebing, Frieda I., age 95, retired Registered Nurse for Dr. Hervey Hodson and Dr. Bruce McMullen, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. Frieda was born on November 7, 1919, on a farm in rural Ramona, Kansas, the daughter of Albert G. and Auguste (Bentz) Schubert. On June 29, 1952, Frieda married Clarence A. Struebing, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wichita. Frieda was preceded in death by her...
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Michael E. Finney

August 21, 1951 - July 12, 2015

Finney, Michael E., age 63, was born August 21, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, and passed away on July 12, 2015 in Winfield. Michael served in the United States Army, liked cars and martial arts, and worked as a Mechanic in the Chemical Industry. He was preceded by his parents Farrol and Phyllis Finney; brother Mitchell Rae Finney; grandparents Sam and Gertrude Davis, Alex and Beth Finney. Survivors...
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Julia Ann Armstrong

April 10, 1963 - July 10, 2015

Julia Ann Armstrong, age 52, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at her home. Julia was born April 10, 1963, in Wichita, the daughter of Benny Dean and Marilyn Dene (Wolf) Armstrong. Julia is preceded in death by her father, Benny; niece, Melanie Emery; and nephew-in-law, Ben Cornish. Survivors include: mother, Marilyn, of Derby; sisters, Lori and husband, George Unthank, Lenexa, Lisa and...
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Tracy Lynn Buck

February 19, 1973 - July 9, 2015

Buck, Tracy Lynn, age 42, was born February 19, 1973 in Wichita, Kansas and entered eternal rest in Heaven on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was preceded her parents Wilbur and Wanda Buck and is survived by her son Devon White; brothers Bruce Buck and Sean Meehan; sister Brenda Meehan; nephews Julian and Marcale; great nephew Julian Joaquin Meehan. A private family visitation will be held, followed...
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Evelyn A. Tiemeyer

July 26, 1931 - July 6, 2015

Tiemeyer, Evelyn A. (Killion), age 83, has completed her work for the Lord here on earth and he has called her to join him in paradise. Evelyn was a loving, caring person and mother who raised and nurtured eleven children and dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has earned the love and respect of many as she tried to always help those in need and bring comfort to those in pain. ...
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Carol Elaine Grabner Tole

February 21, 1944 - July 6, 2015

Carol Elaine Grabner Tole, age 71, retired Registered Nurse at Via Christi-St. Francis Oncology unit, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015. Carol was born February21, 1944, in Wichita, the daughter of Carl Lewis and Hazel Irene (Taliaferro) Irick. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D. Grabner; and a brother, Carl Irick. Survivors include: son, Michael Grabner, Austin, TX;...
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Alfred B. J. Rardin

September 1, 1934 - July 3, 2015

Alfred Bobby James "Al" "Bob" Rardin, age 80, retired instructor of aircraft instruments with USD 259, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Al was born September 1, 1934, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Denzel and Rosa (Stotts) Rardin. Al is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Imogene; son, Alfred; grandson, Scott; 2 sisters and a brother. Survivors include: wife, Doris Rardin, of the...
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Margaret Ann Butler

August 16, 1939 - July 2, 2015

Butler, Margaret A. "Nana", age 75, was born August 16, 1939 in Osawatomie, Kansas, and passed away in Wichita, on July 2, 2015. She was preceded by her parents and her beloved niece, Darla, and is survived by daughter Michelle (Robert) Henderson of Wichita, son Damon (Julie) Butler of Denton, TX, daughter Deborah (Steve) Reeves of Derby; six grandchildren, Korbin, Joe, Addie, Jake, Peyton,...
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Robert C. LaRoche

March 28, 1930 - June 19, 2015

Robert C. LaRoche, age 85, USAF veteran, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, in Wichita. Robert was born March 28, 1930, in Port Isabelle, Texas, the son of Frank and Kitty Mae (Livingston) LaRoche. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Alice Louise LaRoche; 5 brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include: children, Rosie (Jay) Sims, Robert (Theresa) Logan, Sr.; Gene (Kim...
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Paul E. Randall

August 23, 1929 - June 17, 2015

PARK CITYRandall, Paul Edward, passed away June 17, 2015. The oldest son of John D. and Verna M (Stein) Randall, he was born August 23, 1929 in Halstead, Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he was employed as an aerospace engineer, working for Beech and LearJet, among other companies. He was preceded in death by his parents and his second wife, Jody. He is survived by his...
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Helen Winona Rogers

April 26, 1927 - June 14, 2015

Rogers, Helen W. age 88, was born April 26, 1927 during the dust bowl depression, the daughter of Thomas and Hazel Mickey. She survived serious burns at 21 months, and at the tender age of eight, lost her father. Helen attended local schools along with her six siblings, and loved to climb trees to get away and read. She worked for the telephone company during WWII, later managing the Records...
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William H. Wyatt

August 24, 1927 - June 14, 2015

Wyatt, William "Bill" H., Jr. 87, died June 14, 2015. He was born in August 1927 to William H. Wyatt Sr. and Gertrude (Peterson) Wyatt in Cleveland, Ohio. Bill served in WW II with Merchant Marines and in Korea with the United States Marines. While in Korea, he was awarded a Purple Heart. He retired as a small business owner. In November 1951, he married Hazel (Harper) Holloway and raised...
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Doris L. Mason

February 15, 1924 - June 13, 2015

Mason, Doris Lucile, age 91, born 2nd of five children, two sisters and two brothers, to Earl&Minnie Engle on February 15, 1924 in the family home north of Abilene, Kansas. Graduated Messiah Academy HS, PA, Upland College, CA, RN Wesley Hospital, BS Emporia State, Teacher. 1942 she left college during WWII, making bandages and other medical items, to aid in war effort. Her desire was to be a...
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George P. Owens

December 13, 1929 - June 2, 2015

Owens, George P., 85, retired Punch Press Operator for Arrow Sheet Metal, passed away on June 2, 2015. He was born on December 13, 1929 in Burlington Junction, MO to Frank and Laura (Garrard) Owens. George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary, his second wife, Dorothy; his daughter, Diana. He is survived by his sons, Greg Owens of Wichita, Randy (Shari) Owens of Cheney;...
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Earl C. Pankratz

May 13, 1919 - May 25, 2015


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Helen N. Peake

October 9, 1929 - May 21, 2015

Peake, Nadine, 85, retired United Aircraft Institute Technician, passed away May 21, 2015. She was born on October 9, 1929 in Coldwater, Kansas to Frederick and Frances (Griffith) Hollaway. Survivors: sons, Jack (Rita) Northern, Jr. of Wichita, William F. Northern of San Antonio, TX; brother, Jim (Lena) Hollaway of Valley Center; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great...
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Beulah Eileen Jahnke

December 16, 1928 - May 12, 2015

Jahnke, Eileen, age 86, beloved mother, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Eileen was born December 16, 1928, in rural Sedgwick County, the daughter, Willard G. and Mabel B. (Crawford) Young. Eileen was a retired Boeing employee and was an avid Wednesday night pitch player at the V.F.W. Post #3115. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susie Stanley; grandson, Luke Seavey;...
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Elma M. Ware

February 28, 1913 - May 12, 2015

Ware, Elma A. (DeMaree), age 102, died May 12, 2015, having lived her life loving and being loved by many. She charmed the world. Her infectious giggle will be so missed. Elma was born in Des Lacs, North Dakota, and at six months, her parents, Alva D. and Pearl J. (Bennett) DeMaree and one and a half year-old brother, travelled from North Dakota to St. Joseph, Missouri in a covered wagon. The...
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Donna Jean Rabideau

July 16, 1931 - May 12, 2015

Rabideau, Donna J. 83, retired Raytheon-Beech Factory Worker, passed away May 12, 2015. Donna was born on July 16, 1931 in Columbus, NE to Edgar and Jenny (Lightner) Shockley. Survived by her children: Sherry, Glenda, Lynn and Alan; sisters, Elanor and Erna Lee; brother, Joe; 10 grandchildren; plenty of great-grandchildren. Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at Hillside Funeral...
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James Thomas Wells

March 1, 1923 - May 5, 2015

Wells, James Thomas Jr., 92, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Tom is the son of deceased parents, Jim and Jane Wells; and sister, Maxae Fey. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Deborah (Nicholas) O'Connor; son, J.T. III (Karen) Wells; granddaughters, Kelsi (Nick) Troilo, Kaylee (Doug) Hutton; step-grandson, Jaden Hutton. Tom was born in Anthony, Kansas is 1923; graduated from East High and...
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Betty L. Louis

August 1, 1923 - May 5, 2015

WICHITALouis, Betty L., 91, Homemaker, passed away May 5, 2015. She was born in Hamilton, Kansas to Douglas and Mary (Stewart) Ratcliff on August 1, 1923. Betty was raised on a Kansas farm and loved gardening. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Claude, a grandson, Kevin and her brothers, Morris and Wayne. Survived by her daughter, Mary Diane Hall (Keith) of Wichita;...
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Barbara Sue Stone

May 8, 1944 - April 29, 2015


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William E. Dillon

February 1, 1924 - April 26, 2015


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Richard Wesley Enns

February 6, 1930 - April 25, 2015

ENNS, Richard Wesley, age 85, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born and raised on a farm near Meade, KS, the son of Abraham J. and Susie (Warkentine) Enns on February 6, 1930. Richard taught in the Wichita School District for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. In retirement he taught his beloved classical guitar and other stringed instruments to students of all ages. Richard was preceded...
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Evelyn H. Christenson

February 9, 1914 - April 17, 2015

WICHITAChristenson, Evelyn H., 101, died April 17, 2015 in Mesa, AZ. Born Feb. 9, 1914, near Concordia, KS, to Etta Fredrickson and Emanuel Ross. During World War II she and her husband moved to Wichita to work at Boeing. In 1997 they moved to Mesa, AZ. Preceded in death by her husband, Amos; son, Donald; sister, Candace Meredith and brother, Millard Ross. Survived by her daughter, Virginia...
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Maria Johanna Stonger

April 5, 1938 - April 14, 2015

Riet Stonger was born Maria Johanna Knetsch on April 5, 1938, in Leiden, The Netherlands. In 1955, when she was 17, her family immigrated to the USA, settling in Wichita, where Riet lived the remainder of her life. Riet died on April 13, 2015, in El Dorado, Kansas. For some years after arriving in the US, Riet worked as a keypunch operator for KG&E in Wichita. In 1961 she married Roelof Bos...
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Moses Tittle

November 25, 1939 - April 6, 2015

Tittle, Moses, 75, passed away April 6, 2015. Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. River Community Church, 2130 N Oliver. Survivors: wife, Lynda Tittle of Wichita; son, Mansfield (Kristina) Tittle of Wichita; brother, Fred (Dorothy) Tittle of California; two grandchildren.
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John E. Thomas

March 3, 1933 - April 1, 2015

Thomas, John Elbert, age 82, died April 1, 2015, he was born March 3, 1933 in Gary, OK. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Thomas; mother, Iris Sampson; step-mother, Mary Thomas; step-father, Buster Sampson; grandson, Shawn Davis. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Lenora R. Thomas, of the home; children, Mary (Gerald) Fletcher, Mustang, OK, Elbert D. Thomas, Phoenix, AZ, William E....
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Floyd Leon Engstrand

August 10, 1936 - March 27, 2015

Floyd Leon Engstrand passed from this life after 78 years on March 27, 2015. Leon was born in the town of Morland, KS. He grew up in post-depression Northwest Kansas, the son of an electronics technician/photographer and homemaker. Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond E. Engstrand and Florence M. (Ludlow) Engstrand. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Engstrand. Siblings;...
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Margaret Elizabeth Ayers

March 23, 1925 - March 27, 2015

Ayers, Margaret E., 90, passed away on March 27, 2015. She was born in Iola, Kansas on March 23, 1925 to Lee Andrew and Grace Ann (Buchanan) Davidson. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ayers and grandson, Robert Martinez/Guerrero, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Survived by her children, Linda Jean (Wayne) Kiser of Ponca City, OK., Helen Irene (Frank) Guerrero of Wichita, Kathy Lavon (Jim)...
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Virginia Ruth Snyder

October 1, 1917 - March 26, 2015

Snyder, Virginia R., 97, Homemaker, passed away on March 26, 2015 in Atchison, Kansas. She was born on October 1, 1917 in El Dorado, Kansas to Milo and Ruth (Hunt) Hall. Survivors: sons, Ricky Snyder of Wichita, Stan (LaNeta) Snyder of Atchison; daughters, Mary (Leroy) Boman of Blackwell, OK., Terri (Kevin) Tawzer, brother, Gerald Hall both of Wichita; 14 Grandchildren; numerous great and...
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Patricia Sue Wiley

November 22, 1951 - March 25, 2015

Wiley, Patricia S., age 63, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born November 22, 1951, in Wichita, the daughter of Charles and Helen Pettriess. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Larry Pettriess. Survivors include: daughter, Stacy (Jim) Skelton; brothers, Mike (Bobbie) Pettriess, Garry Pettriess; grandson, Dylan (Katie) Sowell; great grandchildren, Laken...
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Gary Lee DeWald

April 18, 1951 - March 18, 2015

DeWald, Gary L., age 63, retired FAA Repairman for Honeywell, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Gary was born April 18, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Warren W. and Irma E. (Henley) DeWald. On December 5, 1970, he married Beverly Anne (Gross) in Sioux City, Iowa. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Irma DeWald; sister, Connie Behrendt; and twin grandsons, Slate and Henley....
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Rhonda Elaine Spencer

April 21, 1960 - March 4, 2015

Rhonda Elaine Spencer, age 54, Registered Nurse with Maxim Home Health, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Rhonda was born April 21, 1960 in Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Marvin Wayne and Elisabeth Ann (Hauck) Spencer. Rhonda was preceded in death by her mother, Elisabeth (Hauck) Spencer; and a brother, Robert Spencer. Survivors include: children, Sara Nicole Voisin and Maxx Colton...
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Henry T. Allen Ritter

November 16, 1930 - March 1, 2015

Henry T. Allen Ritter, age 84, retired Safeway Meat Department Manager, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. Henry was born November 16, 1930, in Sallisaw, OK, the son of Lester Samuel "Colonel" and Josephine Rene(Mooney) Ritter. On January 16, 1950, Henry married Jeanne Brown in Talequah, OK. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; siblings, George, Leon, Oren, and Bob Ritter, and...
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Gertrude Joy Sexton

November 6, 1933 - February 19, 2015

Trudy Sexton, 81, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015, surrounded by her children and daughter-in-law, following a battle with lung cancer. Trudy was a retired Emergency Room nurse of 44 years. She was preceded in death by parents, Donald and Mildred Ralph; brother, Oakley Ralph; husband, Kenneth Sexton, Sr.; and son, Kenneth Sexton, Jr. She is survived by children Kevin Sexton (Peggy),...
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Nhu Thuy Vu

October 10, 1932 - February 19, 2015

Nhu Thuy Vu, 82, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born October 10, 1932, in Ha Dong, N. Vietnam, the daughter of Hoan Duy and Vuong Thi (Dang) Vu. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thu T. Vu; brother, Hoan T. Vu. Survivors: children, Huong Kieu, Lawrence Huy Kieu, Mai Thanh Kieu, Thomas Quoc Kieu, Daniel Dat Kieu, Hannah Thuy...
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F. Russell Hughes

July 30, 1929 - February 13, 2015

Hughes, F. Russell, Jr., 85, Retired Sales Representative, passed away February 13, 2015. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on July 30, 1929 to F. Russell and Rosa Pearl (Hiatt) Hughes, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Rosie Angleton of Wichita; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday; Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Hillside...
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Sue W. Christian

May 10, 1937 - January 19, 2015


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Mildred Elaine Honeycutt

August 14, 1918 - January 16, 2015


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Geneva Jacques

February 22, 1940 - January 4, 2015

Geneva Juanita Jaques, age 74, retired Lab Assistant at St. Francis Hospital and an employee of USD 259, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was born February 22, 1940 in Shawnee, OK, the daughter of Clifford and Penolia (Robinson) Pollard. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R. T. Jacques; infant son, Henry Pollard II; daughter, Charlesetta Evans; brothers, Leroy &...
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Wayne M. Wanker

July 27, 1923 - December 26, 2014

Wayne M. Wanker, age 91, retired Beech crew chief, died Friday, December 26, 2014. Wayne was born July 27, 1923, in Hill City, the son of Maurice and Julia (Radenberg) Wanker. On August 17, 1947, he married Alberta J. Scott in Wakeeney. Wayne was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. Survivors include: his wife of 67 years, Alberta; children, Merita, Glenda (Rick), Donny, and Danny ...
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Norma Lee Walston

July 19, 1925 - December 23, 2014

Norma Lee (Parker) Walston, age 89, retired sheet metal assembler for Boeing, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Norma was born July 19, 1925 in Fowler, KS, the daughter of Elvin O. and Virginia A. (Leak) Parker. On August 13, 1944, she married James A. Walston. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Lillias "Dot" Hopp; brothers, Roy & Robert Parker. Survivors include:...
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Mary A. Smith

August 9, 1924 - December 20, 2014

Smith, Mary A. 90, retired Sears Manager in Women's Clothing, passed on December 20, 2014. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 9, 1924 to Willard and Mary (Deardorff) Skeggs. She is survived by her son: Claude (Lynn) Smith; daughters: Margie Warden, Beverly (Anthony) Boyle, all of Wichita; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Service 11 a.m., on Monday,...
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Norma Jane Cook

November 14, 1930 - December 11, 2014

Norma Jane (Correll) Cook, "Momma Cook", age 84, passed away on Thursday morning, December 11th, 2014 at her home in Wichita, Kansas.She was born on November 14th, 1930 in Edwardsville, Kansas the daughter of Claude & Genevieve Correll, she had 8 siblings.Norma is survived by her five sons, Craig "Woody", Rod, Brett, Daron and Kevin Cook; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great-great...
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Phyllis Arlene Maggard

November 24, 1921 - December 9, 2014


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Mary E. Matthew

December 30, 1930 - December 9, 2014

Mary E. Matthew, age 83, retired Bernina of America sales rep and past Midwest Sewing Center employee, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Mary was born on December 30, 1930, the daughter of Hugh F. and Pearl M. (Garland) Green. On February 20, 1950, she married Jack Mills Matthew, in Wichita. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Christopher Matthew, Angela Weeks,...
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Harold D. Wood

January 26, 1927 - December 1, 2014


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