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l Dr. Philip R. (Phil) Schmidt l Luther Helmer l Donald Keith Stovall l Joe Vann l Katherine L. Thurber l Martha H. Birney l Frank R. Johnson l Billy I. Wyckoff l Loyette A. Olson l Wesley J. R. Dean Adams l Rodney A. Fulk l Dallas W. Peden l Dorothy M Reynolds
Dr. Philip R. (Phil) Schmidt, 72, died April 4, 2014, in Wichita.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Winfield. Visitation will be 2pm to 6pm Tuesday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Southwestern College will hold an on campus memorial service at the Richardson Auditorium, 4pm on Friday.
Memorials have been established with First Baptist Church of Winfield and Southwestern College. Contributions may be made at the church and or funeral home.
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Phil was born July 9, 1941, in Detroit, Mich. He was the son of John and Marjorie Schmidt. He graduated from Central High School in Peoria, Ill., in 1959 as one of the valedictorians. He attended Ottawa University, graduating in 1963 top in his class. Phil continued his education, eventually earning his doctorate in history and anthropology in 1974 from the University of Kansas.
Phil married Phyllis Shank August 3, 1963 in Scott City, Kan. The couple moved to Winfield in 1967.
Phil was a teaching assistant at the University of Kansas during graduate school. He joined the faculty at Southwestern College in 1967 and was a professor until his death.
Phil was a member of First Baptist Church of Winfield, where he chaired two pulpit committees and was a longtime Sunday School teacher and choir member. Phil’s extensive community service included the community oversight committee of the Winfield State Hospital, the board of the Community Learning Center, past chair of the Cowley County Republican Party, and several roles in the American Baptist Churches Central Region.
Respected in his field, Phil was the Southwestern College liaison to the Chicago Center; past social sciences division chair; sponsor of Pi Gamma Mu; and a member of numerous committees and task forces. He received his Doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1974 and was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Kopke Award for Excellence in Teaching from Southwestern College in 2008.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents.
Phil is survived by Phyllis Schmidt of the home; brother Dana Schmidt of Orlando, Fla.; daughters Amy Schmidt of Arkansas City; Allyson Allen and her husband Kelly Allen of Winfield; and four granddaughters.
Luther Helmer, 71, of Winfield, died March 26, 2014 at his residence. His wife, Cynthia, was at his bedside.
Luther was born March 24, 1943 in Presidente Getulio, Santa Catarine, Brazil to Martin and Millie (Moniger) Helmer who served as missionaries in that region for 10 years.
The family returned to the United States in 1947 and lived briefly in Durham, Kansas. His father's job as a pastor then took the family to Beatrice, Nebraska (1948-54), Canton, Kansas (1954-62) and to Wellington, Kansas where he served at Calvary Lutheran.
Luther graduated from McPherson High School in 1961. He attended St. John's College in Winfield and graduated from Concordia Teachers' College. He obtained a Master's in special education from Wichita State University. He taught for three years at the Lutheran school in Baldwin, Illinois. He then taught in the Winfield school district from 1970 until his retirement in 2013. His expertise in special education also led to his work in the area special services cooperative. In this capacity he taught at Atlanta Elementary and Burden-Central Elementary.
Luther married Cynthia Branson of Wellington on December 20, 1970. They made their home and raised their sons, Ryan and Christopher, in Winfield.
A life-long Lutheran, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Winfield since 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia, of the home; his son, Ryan Helmer and his wife, Carrie of Overland Park; son, Christopher Helmer of Shawnee; two grandchildren, Hans Helmer and Elsa Helmer; brother, Martin Helmer and wife Marilyn of Tescott, Kansas; brother, Paul and wife Charlene of Gardner, Kansas; brother David and wife Marilyn of Skiatook, Oklahoma; brother, Ted and wife Carolyn of Wichita; sister, Ruth and husband Keith of Oklahoma City.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winfield. Those who wish to remember Luther in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Trinity Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran School . Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Luther enjoyed the company of his brothers and their frequent trips to Durham, Kansas for sausage and mashed potatoes at the Main Street Cafe. During this trips his brothers often heard of Luther's love of Winfield, his church, Cynthia, Ryan and Christopher and his grandchildren.
Donald Keith Stovall, 85, died March 16, 2014. His Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Friday, March 21, 2014 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield.. Interment at Burden Cemetery. Memorial is the NRA and may be sent to the funeral home. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm at Swisher-Taylor &Morris. Condolence may be sent to email@example.com
Donald was born July 30, 1928 in Lubbock, TX. His parents were Marvin and Minerva (Richardson) Stovall. He was raised and educated in the Lubbock area. He farmed near Lubbock & Plainview TX until he moved to Burden in 1973. He owned a Heating and Cooling business in Burden as well as a Mini-storage business.
He married Jean Walston in 1947 in Texas, she preceded him in death July 14, 1999. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. and had built a copy of a 1928 Pietenpol Aircamper Airplane which he had flown.
He is survived by: Son, Marvin Stovall of Burden; Daughters, Brenda Gail Blessing of San Antonio,TX, Ricky Jo Pulpan of Booker, TX; Brothers, Richard and Norman Stovall of Lubbock,TX;
7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Joe Vann, 92, of Winfield, passed away March 13, 2014 at his home.
Katherine Leann Thurber, 37, died March 8, 2014 in Wichita,KS. Her funeral service will 2:00pm Thursday, March 13, 2013 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris chapel in Winfield, KS. Visitation from 6:00-7:00pm Wednesday -12th at the Funeral Home. Condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine was born April 1, 1976 in Eureka, KS, her parents are Michael and Janice (Carpenter) Curnutt. She was raised and educated in the Burden area graduating from Central High in 1994. She married Jack Thurber August 7, 1997 in Winfield. She was active in Autism Asperberger PDD Awareness. In 2013 she started online classes at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA in graphic web design.
She is survived by: Husband Jack ; sons,v Alex and Jacob, daughter, Ashlie all of the home; Daughters, Jenna Curnutt of Arkansas City, Shanae Thurber of Springdale, Ark., grandmother, Wilma Loomis of Winfield, grandchildren, Mackenzie VonBon and Zachary Wasson, brothers Larry Widener and Scott Widener of Arkansas City, sisters Janet Kenemore of Winfield, Melissa Clark of Arkansas City, Susan Landsaw and Sherri Dunbar of Winfield, numerous nieces. She was preceded in death by Grandparents, Bud and Margaret Curnutt and Tate Loomis.
Martha H. Birney, age 93, of Winfield, passed away March 6, 2014 at Cumbernauld Village.
Memorial Services will be Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church. No visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Washington, IA next to her husband, Richard. Memorials may be made to the Church or Cumbernauld Employees Fund. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH in charge of arrangements.
Martha was born August 11, 1920 in Eveleth Minnesota, a 1st generation American to Elias and Ida W.(Ilyhuhtala) Heikkila. She was raised and educated in Eveleth, graduating from Eveleth High School in 1938. She attended Eveleth Junior College then finished her degree in Home Economics at Iowa State University in 1942.
She married Richard Birney on October 3, 1943 in Eveleth, MN. He passed away September 6, 1973.
Martha was a homemaker when they were first married. They lived in Eveleth MN, Sioux City IA, Omaha, NB and finally Overland Park, KS. While raising three children, Martha began to work outside the home as a teacher of Home Economics at the High School level. She then worked at the Kansas University Medical Center in the Education Dept, where she developed a program to train clerks to handle communications and information on the hospital floors. She later worked at Bethany Hospital in the same capacity and retired in 1982.
After retirement she remained active in teaching English as a Second Language. She also volunteered at The Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City. She traveled abroad to her family’s homeland of Finland, trips to Israel and the Holy Land. Martha attended numerous Elder hostels.
Martha was a member of the Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park, where she participated in Sunday School and bell choir. She originated and developed Stephen Ministries at Valley View. She loved to play bridge and she was a great supporter of the Symphony in Kansas City and Wichita. In 2006, she moved to Winfield to be closer to family. She attended both First United Methodist Church and Grace United Methodist Church
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William, Sister Aili, Brother Walt, Sisters Ida and Aune.
She is survived by Daughter Barbara (Jack) Gordon of Wichita, Son Richard (Marsha) Birney of Denver, CO., Son Don (Sue) Birney of Winfield, Sister Miriam Keith of Manhattan, KS. Grand children Maureen (Daniel) Guthrie of Towanda, KS, Patrick (Heidi) Gordon of Wichita, Jon (Molly) Birney of Olathe, Erin Birney of Austin, TX, Nick Birney of Denver, Ron Birney of Denver, CO. Great grandchildren Josh, Sarah and Megan Guthrie. Nephew David(Linda) Birney of Washington, IA., Niece Margaret (Dan) Stouffer of Washington, IA. Nephew Jim(Eileen) Mitson of Bloomington, MN. Niece Lynn (Dick) Finstead of Eau Claire, WI. Niece Karen (Don) Little of Manhattan, KS.
Music educator, Frank Robert Johnson, 76, of Winfield, Kansas died Tuesday. Frank was born to the late David and Helenmae Johnson (Pierce), February 16, 1938 in Claflin, KS. Frank graduated from Kiowa High School in 1956 and received BA and Masters degrees in Music Education from Wichita University. Frank married the late Judith Ann Johnson (Sippel) in 1962, and they lived together in Belle Plaine where he led the instrumental music program for Belle Plaine Schools for 16 years. After working at Cunningham Music Company for several years, Frank went on to teach instrumental music at Winfield School District for 17 years, where he inspired countless young musicians. Frank took on the role of Director of the Winfield Municipal Band, from 1979 until 2006, when he retired and became Director Emeritus. Frank was a member of the Kansas Music Educators Association, the Cowley County Amateur Radio Club, and founder of the dixieland band, The Spirit of New Orleans.
Frank is survived by his two children: Kimberly Johnson of Derby and Brian (Jaymee) Johnson of Lakewood, CO. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Brandon Sage and David Sage. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Winfield Municipal Band. A viewing will be held from 3-8pm Friday at Swisher-Taylor and Morris Funeral Home in Winfield, family will greet friends from 6pm to 7:30pm. Services will be held at Grace Methodist Church at 10:30am Saturday, with burial at Highland Cemetery at 2:00pm. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Billy I. Wyckoff, age 89, of Winfield, passed away February 9, 2014 at the Winfield Kansas Veterans Home. Cremation has been affected and inurnment services will be scheduled at a later date.
Billy was born February 1, 1925 in Winfield, Ks, to Ivan and Elsie(Williams) Wyckoff. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1943. He attended Southwestern College and graduated with a degree in Education. He received a Masters Degree in Education from Oklahoma State. He taught at various middle schools in California and retired in 1982. He moved to Udall in 2007 to be closer to family. He has lived at the Winfield Veterans Home since August 2012.
He married Joan Harris in 1945 in Winfield, Ks, she passed away in 1999.
Billy served his country during WW II in the U.S. Navy and had several tours of duty in the Pacific Theater where he received several honors.
In his spare time, Billy became a licensed private pilot. He loved to fly single engine planes, he owned a Cessna 140 and fly all over California.
He is preceded in death by his wife Joan, Sons Ricky in the Udall tornado in 1955 and Kirk in 2011.
He is survived by Son Kris and Wife Cinda of Winfield. Sister Peggy Close of Oklahoma City. Grandchildren Jennifer Rose of Walton, KS, Sean Wyckoff of Newton. Great Grandchildren Jacob, Peyton, Isabella.
The Loyette Olson Funeral Service will be 10: 30 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church. Interment at Highland Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 3:00- 6:00pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Condolence may to sent to email@example.com
Loyette A. Polhans Olson died February 8, 2014, at Cumbernauld Village, where she'd lived since December 2012. She was born on May 18, 1932, in Newton, Kansas, and was a 1950 graduate of Newton High School. She married Robert C. Olson, also of Newton, in 1953. They moved to Winfield,KS, in 1954, for Bob to set up his dental practice. Loyette spent much of her life volunteering but at one point administered the Charlotte Hill Charitable Trust and the Sidwell Charitable Trust out of the law of Herlocker, Roberts and St. Peter.
Her main loves were family, her friends, her local church (Grace Episcopal) , antique postcards, Abraham Lincoln, reading, and her many volunteer endeavors. She helped bring Hospice care to Cowley County in the 1980's and served on many community boards, most recently that of the public library, in many clubs, and presented many programs to schools and organizations on Lincoln, postcards, death and dying, Mother Theresa, and books she'd reviewed. Winfield’s Red Hat Societies grew out of a meeting she organized for interested ladies of a certain age, and she loved her weekly Memory Loss Society breakfasts and squat and gobble lunches. The Wichita postcards Club counted her as a member. She was Honored a Soroptimist Woman of the Year, was named a First National Bank First Citizen, and received the Loyette Olson Pioneer Award from the Association of Kansas Hospices. The outreach program she began and administered at Grace Episcopal Church was named after her when she “retired' from it in 2002. newton High school honored her with ab Alumni lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Jean Ellen Polhans, and her husband, Dr. Robert C. Olson, in 1994. She is survived by two daughters, Beverley Buller and husband Paul of Newton, KS and Mary Beach and husband Chris, and three precious granddaughters Christa Beach, Bethany Torrence (Daniel), and Rebecca Beach all of Winfield. Her sister Beverly (Ted) Wade and a niece Mary Ellen (Dennis) of Topeka and a nephew Michael (Becky) of Olathe also survive.
Memorials are to the Loyette Olson Outreach Fund, P.O. Box 490, Winfield, KS. 67156, Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market St.. Wichita,KS 67202- 3805, and Harden Hospice.
Wesley J. R. Dean Adams, 28, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at South Central Regional Medical in Arkansas City. He was born March 6, 1985 in Wichita, KS. His parents are Earl Dean and Rhonda Kay (Crowe) Adams.
He was raised in Oxford, Ks and had attended and graduated Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe,Ks. He was certified proficient in 3 different sign languages. He lived in Arkansas City and worked at Twin Rivers Developmental Center at Strother field. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran church was active in the Thursday night program, and had a great love for Jesus.
His survivors are: Parents, Earl Dean Adams and Rhonda Kay Adams both of Arkansas City, Grandparent, Alice A. Crowe of Oxford; Brother, Joshua Earl Adams, Wichita; Sister, Mary Alice Adams, Winfield. He was preceded in death by: Sisters, Martha Jewel Adams, Rachael Adams and grandparents John Roy Adams, Jewel Lois Adams and James R. Crowe.
Memorial service will be 3:00 pm, Friday, January 17, 2014 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 320 W. Central, Arkansas City,KS
Rodney A. Fulk, age 54, of Burden, passed away January 10, 2014 at his home.
Rodney was born December 13, 1959 in Peoria, IL. To James and Marilyn (Libby) Fulk. He was raised and educated in Peoria, graduating from High School in 1977. He then joined the USAF and worked as a mechanic he was honorably discharge after two years of service.
He married Shirley Parris in 1982, in Monica, IL. They later divorced but remained friends.
He was a self employed jack of all trades. He could build homes, work on cars and trucks. He lived and worked in Illinois until moving to Winfield in 2000.
He is survived by Daughters Charity Jackson of Ponca City, OK, Donna Simpson of Burden, KS, Sharon Galindo of Tonkawa, OK, Corie Fulk of Ponca City, OK. Brother, Donald Fulk of Monica, IL. Sister Tammy Gallant of Renfro, OK.. 10 grandchildren. Father James Fulk.
Preceded in death by mother Marilyn, an uncle Kenneth McGraw, and friend Peggy.
A memorial service for Dallas W. Peden, Jr., 73, formerly of Mulvane, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1409 S. Rock Rd, Derby, Kans. Family visitation will be at 10 a.m.at the church, and burial at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Winfield, Kans., will follow the services. Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH in charge of services. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas, a retired Raytheon machinist, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield.
Dallas was born February 14, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas W. Peden, Sr. and Florence M. Theobald. He was raised and educated in Cleveland, graduated from Columbia High School in 1957, and served in the US Army. He loved gardening, country living and watching Star Trek re-runs. In his younger days he loved hunting and fishing, and bowling and baseball in adult leagues.
Dorothy M. Reynolds, age 94, formerly of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Oxford House in Wichita.
Graveside services will be Friday, January 10, 2014, 1pm, Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Visistation will be Friday, also, 9am to noon at Swisher Taylor & Morris FH. Memorials are to the Capper Foundation – 3500 SW 10th Ave Topeka, KS 66604. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
She was born to Louis F. and Sarah Catherine(Lyon) Casebolt on September 5, 1919 in Cedar Vale, Ks. She attended elementary school at Cedar Vale and graduated from Winfield High School in 1937. She later attended Clark School of Business and Washburn University in Topeka.
Dorothy was employed by Southwestern Bell for 40 years. After retiring, she worked for the Kansas State Legislature during several legislative sessions. She enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively after her retirement.
She was active in Woman's Club of Topeka, American Business Women's Association, Professional Secretaries International, Telephone Pioneers of America, GJ Chapter of PEO Sisterhood, and member of the First United Methodist Church. She was named Woman of the Year by the Topeka Chapter of American Business Women and Secretary of the Year by Kaw Chapter, Professional Secretaries International.
On June 22, 1941, she married R. Paul Reynolds of Winfield, he passed away February 20, 1949. She is survived by daughter April Reynolds of Wichita, three nieces and two nephews.
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Mary Alice “Peggy” Knowles, a former resident of Winfield, KS passed away December 23, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, FL. Her graveside service will be at Noon, Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery south of Strother Field south of Winfield, KS. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Alice was born July 19, 1924 in Denver, CO. Her Parents were Floyd and Margaret (Daniels) Saxton. She was raised and educated in Winfield and attended Southwestern College before marrying Wilbur Lewis Knowles June 3, 1943 in Winfield.
After 1949 they moved to Wichita, KS. One of their many interests was assisting the Maude Carpenter Childrens’ Home. In 1979 they moved to Florida to work with their son. Wilbur preceded her in death December 30, 1989.
Mary Alice attended the Gulf Coast Church of Christ in Ft. Myers, FL since June 1988. She is survived by: son, Moky Knowles (wife Pam) Wyndermere, FL; daughters, Corliss Dell (husband Rich) and Tracy Knowles both of Bonita Springs, FL; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Liberty Youth Ranch, P. O. Box 110718, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 597-7070.
Norma Kay Klingenberg, age 69, formerly of Winfield, passed away December 9, 2013 at Medicalodges – Douglass.
Services will be Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:30am, at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be be Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm, at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Family will greet friends from 4pm to 5pm. Memorials may be made to Medicalodges – Douglass Activity Fund. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
Norma was born July 18, 1944, in Winfield, KS, to Elmo M. and Marguerite E.(Mousley) Klingenberg.
The family soon moved to Rossville, KS where she attended the local schools. The family returned to Winfield in 1959, she graduated from Winfield High School in 1962. She also attended Cowley College.
She was a Licensed Mental Health Tech and worked at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She worked there until 1988 when health issues forced here to retire.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her parents
Norma is survived by her brother, Gary Klingenberg of Atlanta, GA., her sister Terry and husband Arron Rhodes of Winfield. 3 nephews, 2 nieces.
Ida Funk, 82, died at her home in Winfield, December 3,2013.
Her Funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, December 6, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment follow service at the Mulvane City Cemetery, Visitation will be at Swisher Taylor & Morris FH Thursday from 3:00-6:30 pm and family will greet from 5:00-6:00pm. Condolences may be emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida was born March 18, 1931, in Raymond, KS to Arch & Alma(Ash) Cain. She raised and attended schools in Great Bend, Ks and Raymond, KS.
She married Paul Funk, December 1, 1960, in Great Bend, KS. He passed away July 7, 1999.
She worked at F. W. Woolworth in high school and during World War II at Beech Aircraft.h She later worked side by side with Paul in many business ventures that culminated with Paul's Carry Out in Mulvane, Ks.
Ida was also a homemaker, raising a 2 sons and two daughters.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Preceeded in death by son, Don Lee Tieperman, Brother Don Cain, Sister Iona Hidde.
She is survived by son Richard Tieperman and wife Maggie of Winfield. Daughters, Sheryl Ann Skipper of Lake West Tawakoni, TX., Cynthia Naillon and husband Gary of Winfield. 9 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Danny Lee Hale, 57, of Winfield, Ks. Passed away at his home, November 8, 2013.
He married Debbie Barrett July 3, 1975 in Atlanta,KS . During the 17 1/2 years they were together they had three children. They divorced in 1992. He met Debbie Kiser in 2001 with whom he has spent 12 wonderful years.
Rebecca (Becky) S. Schotte, age 54, of Winfield, passed away October 29, 2013 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be Friday, November 1, 2013, 10:30, at Trinity Lutheran Church – Winfield. Burial in Mt Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH from 3pm to 8pm. Family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Memorials may be made to The Relay for Life – Winfield Chapter or the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Kansas District, God's Gracious Gifts Fund. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
Becky was born June 29, 1959 in Paola, KS to Eugene L. and Joan(Gunn) Mueller. She was raised and educated in Paola, graduating from Paola High School in 1977. She attended St. John’s College in Winfield and attained an associates degree in Parish Work.
Becky met Mark Schotte in Winfield and they were married April 25, 1981 in Paola, KS. He survives.
Becky and Mark lived in Paola, KS for nine years and were members at First Lutheran Church and School where Mark taught.
They returned to Winfield in 1991 where they continued to raise their children, Erik and Amanda. Becky worked for various financial institutions in Winfield. She worked for Taylor, Krusor and Passiglia for several years. Later she worked exclusively for Jennifer Passiglia and also worked part time as a hostess/greeter at Nieves' Restaurant.
She was a member of B.P.W. and had held various positions in Relay for Life –Cowley County Chapter. She was active in her church with the LWML(Lutheran Women's Missionary League) and held leadership positions on both the local and district levels.
Becky had a particular zest for life. She lived her faith and shared her joy with everyone she met. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and every minute she could spend with them. She fought her battle against cancer with courage and dignity. She accepted the challenge laid upon her and maintained a positive attitude throughout.
Becky is survived by her mother Joan Mueller of Paola, KS. Husband Mark of the home. Son, Erik Schotte and wife Audrey of Wichita, Daughter Amanda and husband Brandon Neff of Emporia. Brother, Bill Mueller and wife Susan of Kearney, NE. Sisters,
Beverly and husband Frank Sauerwein of Wichita, Betty and husband John Hewitt of Paola, KS, Barbara and George Dillenberk of Paola, KS. Grandchildren, Kalvin and Tyson Schotte, Natalie and Annette Neff.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene.
Cirilo Lopez Casanova, 88, passed away on October 20, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield,KS. His viewing will be at 10:00 am with funeral Service at 11:00 am Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris chapel in Winfield, Ks. Interment will be at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Cirilo was born Feburary 9,1925 in Elk City,Oklahoma. His parents were Jake & Thomasa (Lopez) Casanova.
Cirilo was a WW II veteran serving with the US Army in seven major campaigns in Africa and Europe with distinction earning 4 Bronze Stars. After the war he Married Isabel (Triana) of Wichita, KS who preceded him in death in 1993. Cirilo retired as a Clerk for Wesley Hospital in1990. He moved to Cleveland, TN and worked and retired from Charleston Hosery. He was a member of a Wichita and Cleveland VFW and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
He is survived by: Son, Lt. Col Terry Simmons stationed in Germany; Daughters, Vicki Munoz and Michelle Morales of Wichita; Brothers, Cruz, Jake, Raymond and Paul Lee Casanova and sister Linda; 10 grandchildren and 22 great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Brother. Mickey, sisters, Grace & Shirley.
Maxine R. Kunz, age 87, of Overland Park,KS, passed away October 22, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care in Kansas City, MO..
Memorial services will be Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:30am at the Christ Church Anglican, 5500 W.91st, Overland Park, KS Memorials may be made to the Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care 9221 Ward Parkway #100 Kansas City MO. 64114. On line gifts may be made at www.Kansascityhospice.Org. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxine was born April 21, 1926 in Nashua, Iowa to Clayton and Doris(Bellamy) Sutherland. She was raised and educated in Iowa, graduating from Ames High School in 1944. She attended Iowa State University where she attained a B.S. degree in Home Economics.
She married John Adams Kunz August 19, 1950 in Ames, Iowa.
John and Maxine then moved to Kansas City where they raised 2 daughters, Sue and Tracy. While they were growing up, Max worked outside the home as a substitute teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. She also worked for Price Candy Co. as a manager for their retail locations.
Maxine remained active during retirement, involved with friends, her neighbors, grandchildren and family. Max was a 50 year member and past president of P.EO. Chapter IC. She had been a member of her Church for over 50 years and served on the Altar Guild. .
Preceded in death by husband John, January 29, 2004, brother James Sutherland.
She is survived by daughters; Sue Birney of Winfield, Ks. and husband Don, Tracy Strodl of Mission Viejo, CA and husband Keith. Grandchildren, Jon Birney of Olathe, KS and wife Molly, Erin Birney of Austin, TX, Lindsay Jones and husband Robert of Laguna Hills,CA and Kelly Strodl of San Francisco,CA
Donald Henson Mayginnes, 92, died October 19, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Village in Winfield. He was born October 11, 1921 in Mound Valley, Kansas. His parents were Harry D. Mayginnes and Grace A (Kauffman). His Burial Service will Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Ks. Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. is in charge of services.
Donald was raised in Mound Valley. He graduated from Labette Co. Community High School in Altamont,KS. He served in WWII with the US Army in the European Theater. After the war he moved to Winfield worked for Beech Aircraft and Cessna Aircraft in Wichita,Ks. He helped start and was active in the Horseshoe Pitching Club in Winfield. He was a former member of the American Legion.
He is survived by:brothers, Paul and Mildred Mayginnes of Columbia,MO, J.B. And Florence Mayginnes of Andover,KS and step-daughters, Pat Howard and Donna Martin,and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wendell O Faust, age 86, formerly of Udall, passed away October 8, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in El Dorado.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10:00am at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date. The memorial is the Kansas Veterans Home - Winfield. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Wendell was born October 6, 1927, in Udall, Kansas to his mother Letha Faust. He was raised and educated in Udall.
He married Bonnie Marie McDermott, she passed away in 1988.
Wendell started working as a young man in farming and agriculture in the Udall area. He served his country during WW II in the US Army.
After the war, he returned to work in the Udall area. He soon moved to Oxford where he operated heavy equipment for Holt Construction. While living in Oxford he also graded roads for the Oxford Township. He worked for several other construction companies before moving to Sedan where he owned and operated his own backhoe operation. He then sold the business in the mid 80’s and returned to work for Diamond Construction. His last employment was at the Oxford Alfalfa Mill in Rock. He retired in 1994.
Preceded in death by his wife, mother, Uncles Homer and Buck, Aunts Pearl, Dorothy & Gladys.He is survived by Sons; Gregory Faust of Seattle, Matthew and wife Eva Wills of Augusta, Ks. 1 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Robert H Simpson, 70, of Winfield, passed away September 29, 2013 at his home.
He was born August 26, 1943 in Ogdensburg, NY to Henry and Marion (Reardon) Simpson. The family moved to Massena, NY where he graduated from Massena High School in 1961.
After graduation, Robert lived in Mesa Arizona and Denver. He worked as a general laborer and in construction.
He is survived by Brothers; William Simpson of Denver, CO., and David and wife Patricia Simpson of Massena, NY.
Preceded in death by his parents in 2002.No services are schedule.
Carol Haury Brubacher, 79, of Winfield KS passed away on September 29, 2013 at Cumbernauld Village surrounded by family. She was born on March 24, 1934 in Newton, KS to Florence (Haury) and Walter Buhler Enns. Carol graduated from Newton High School in 1952. She received her degree with highest distinction from Bethel College in North Newton, KS in 1956, and later earned her Masters Degree from Wichita State University.
Carol married Jack Brubacher from Walton, KS on January 14, 1954 in Newton. The following Christmas she joined Jack, who was based north of London and they toured France, Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain.
While her husband was completing his work at Bethel College, Carol began her teaching career in Newton, KS. Following Jack’s graduation, they moved to Bryan, TX, later to Kansas City, KS, and eventually to Newton, KS where their daughters were born. When the girls were teens, the family moved to Winfield, KS where they continue to reside.
Carol and Jack celebrated their retirements in 1996 with family and friends. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Carol was active in PEO, various professional organizations and loved attending concerts. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was involved in activities including Tuesday at Ten Bible Study.
Carol instilled the love of music in her daughters and grandchildren, who were the pride of her life. Through her career in teaching Carol taught elementary and middle school in Newton, KS, Bryan, TX and Arkansas City, KS where she touched the lives of countless students who she stayed in touch with over the years. She enjoyed traveling to numerous parts of the United States for various family events, and enjoyed exploring new and different restaurants.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Jacqueline Carol.
Carol is survived by her husband Jack of Winfield, KS; daughters Lisa Smyle and husband Craig of San Antonio, TX; Laurie Lisle and husband Kenneth of Edmond, OK; granddaughters Jennie Burrow and husband Justin of Yukon, OK; Courtney Garton of Edmond, OK; Sean Smyle and Evan Smyle of San Antonio, TX; sisters Rosalind Andreas and husband Carl of Newton, KS; Ellen Goering and husband Don Brown of Boulder, CO in addition to a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield, KS on Saturday, October 5th at 10:30 A.M. A memorial has been established in Carol’s memory with First Presbyterian Church in Winfield.
Samuel “Sam” David Dimit, 22, of Winfield, KS died Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Winfield. His memorial service will be 10:30am, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Winfield. A Memorial have been established with Winfield Youth Football. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald G. (Ronnie) Fisher
Ronald G. (Ronnie) Fisher, Jr, age 52 of Winfield, passed away on September 1, 2013 at the Wm. Newton Hospital.
Services will be announced in the future for both family and friends. Before cremation was affected, Ronnie donated his body to the Midwest Transplant Team. His donation of himself will help many people. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
Ronnie was born March 2, 1961 in San Diego to Ronald G., Sr. and Janice (Potter) Fisher. He attained his GED.
He married Trina Rohr, April 20, 2012 in Arkansas City, Ks, they were recently seperated.
Ronnie served his country by joining the Army. He had been living in Winfield for the past 6 months and worked as a self employed handyman.
He enjoyed fishing on the river, playing in pool tournaments, singing Karaoke and fixing things. Ronnie enjoyed his friends and was a loving brother, son, uncle, father and nephew.
He is survived by Trina, a daughter Robin G Fisher. Sisters Rhonda Courtland, Gilbert AZ. Susie Reiter, Yates Center Ks and Lila Fisher-Price, Wichita, ks. One brother Tim A Fisher,Sr. Helena, OK
Preceded in death by both parents, brothers, Daniel J (Danny) Fisher, Sr., Pennsylvania, and Cllifford Joseph Fisher, Iola, Ks, Daughter Kristina E. Fisher, Ark City,Ks.At the familys request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Swisher-Taylor Morris FH.
Harold L Stewart, age 88, of Winfield, passed away September 5, 2013 at the Winfield Kansas Veterans Home.
Services will be10:00am, Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. No visitation. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.
Harold was born in Coffeyville, Ks to Francis L and Mona O.(Lansdown) Stewart on January 6, 1925. He was raised and educated in Coffeyville, graduating from Coffeyville High School in 1943.
After graduating, Harold enlisted in the US Army. His tour of duty was in the Pacific Theater where he became a machine gun repairer and assembler. He was honorably discharge in 1946.
After the war, he worked in Kansas City at a GM Factory, several jobs in Coffeyville, then on to Wichita, where he worked for Cudahay Meats in the shipping dock area, loading product for delivery. He then worked for Beechcraft for 15 years and retired in 1995.
He moved to Fall River, Ks where he had a cabin that he and his family enjoyed. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Harold was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church.
He is survived by son Alan K Stewart of Augusta. Grandchild Sierra Stewart of Austin, Tx.Preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Neva.
Ronald G. Broadhurst,age 73, passed away September 2, 2013 at the Wm Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be Friday, September 6, 10:00am at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Thursday, September 5, 2013. at the funeral home from 3pm to 8pm. Family will greet friends from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Interment will follow the service in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, in Parsons, Ks at 3pm. Memorials are to Southwestern College Cross Country, Track & Field and the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron was born November 9, 1939 in Pittsburg, Ks to Arthur Guy and Mildred (Eyestone) Broadhurst. The family moved to Parsons where Ron grew up. He graduated from Parsons High High School in 1957. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Pittsburg State in 1962.
He married Dixie Widup, December 2, 1962 in Parsons. She survives.
After recieving his degree, Ron accepted a job with General Adjustment Bureau in Pittsburg and was soon transferred to Arkansas City. In 1968, he accepted a position with 1st Federal Savings and Loan in Winfield. This was a growing business opened a branch in Ark City and Ron transferred down as manager. In 1988, he accepted a position with the State Bank in Winfield as V-P of Real Estate Lending. He continued with the State Bank until his retirement in 1998.
Ron was an Eagle Scout and served as a scout leader for several years. He was an avid baseball player and fan. He played for a Udall team when he was younger and played in ‘every meadow in Cowley County’. Ron was left-handed pitcher with a wicked fastball.
He served on the Advisory Board for Presbyterian Manor. He was a Session Member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the church for 42 years.
Preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by wife Dixie of the home. Son, Jamie Broadhurst of Shawnee, Ks. Daughters; Kelly and husband John Nichols of Sacramento, CA, Amy Broadhurst and Scott Gill of Winfield. In laws; Joe and Kay Vacca of Coffeyville, Ks, Ron and Judy Greathouse of Lee’s Summitt, MO. Grandchildren, Halee Broadhurst, Spenser Nichols and William Nichols. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy M. Cummings, age 89, of Winfield, passed away August 31, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be Friday, September 6, 2013, 2pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield. Visitation will be Thursday, September 5th, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are to Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
Dorothy was born February 7, 1924 in Winfield, Ks to David W. and Sylvia E.(Alberding) McDade. She was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1942.
She married Marvin Meier in April of 1942, divorcing in 1973. She later married Leo Cummings
She worked as a bookkeeper at Graves Drug Store until her retirement. After she retired she was a Foster grandparent at Whittier and Lowell Schools for many years.
Preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers James McDade and Jack McDade, son Michael, son in law Dick Powell, and grandson Randy Powell.Survived by daughter Barbara Powell, grandchildren Mike Powell and his wife Tammy; Teri Coble and husband David; and Rob Powell. Great Grandchildren Bethany & Jacob Coble, Kelsi Gilmore and Megan Powell.
Antonia Ceballos, age 76, of Winfield, passed away August 31, 2013 at her home.
A Rosary for Antonia will be said Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Holy Name Catholic Church at 7pm. Visitation will be from 5pm to Rosary time at the church. Burial Mass will be Thursday, September 5, 2013, 10:00am at the church. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery – Winfield. Memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Holy Name Church. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Antonia was born August 27, 1937. in Winfield to Encarnacion and Savina(Guiterrez) Carrillo. She was raised and educated in the Winfield schoools. She is a life long resident of Winfield.
She married Richard Ceballos, May 7, 1955 in Winfield, he survives.
Antonia was a housewife most of her life, she was devoted to caring and raising four girls. She was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church and was a member of the Church’s Altar Society.
Preceded in death by her parents, Brother Benito Carrillo, Sister Tila Ceballos, grandson Xavier Hill and son Richard A. Ceballos, Jr., sister Amparito Carrillo, 2nd husband Richard B. Camp.
She is survived by her husband, Richard of the home. Daughters; Vickie (Gary) Beeman, Rita A. Gumm, Cecilia M Adamson, and Antoniette C. Camp, all of Winfield.Brothers; Paul (Brenda) Carrillo of Tuscon, AZ. Phillip C (Susan). Carrillo of Wichita, Bob (Sara) Carrillo of Winfield, Arthur (Charlotte) Carrillo of Winfield, Lito (Debbie) Carrillo of Wichita. Sisters Pauline(Phil) Silva of Wichita and Mary (Charles) Snetsinger of Winfield. Grandchildren; Cameron Hill, Natasha Morris, Tyson Morris, Matthew Gumm, Richard Gumm, Antoinette Camp and Quentin Rush. Great grandchildren; Drake, Ryker, Aniston, Xavier, Damien, Malasia, Malique, Kyan, Teleah, Tyson, Violet, Marek, Aden, Lukien, and Drayden.
William Gregory (Greg) Williams passed away August 22, 2013, at the age of 79. Greg was born in Topeka, Ks on August 21, 1934 to Christopher and Emily Caton Williams. Greg attended Kansas State University and Stanford, and graduated with a BA in Business Administration in 1956. On March 3, 1957, he married Marilyn Beth Doran in Manhattan, Ks.
After brief stints in the military and working for McDonnell/Douglas Aircraft in Wichita, he began his career with IBM, where he remained until his retirement in 1992. Greg was branch manager of IBM's Chicago Insurance division for a number of years, and received a number of awards, including the President's Trophy in 1985.
Greg was an avid Chicago sports fan and a proud supporter of K-State athletics. He loved music and was an avid reader. He played clarinet in the Winfield Municipal Band for 13 years. He donated generously to a number of local philanthropic and charitable organizations, including the Cowley County Humane Society, Community Learning Center, the Cowley County 4H Food Stand Makeover, Winfield Food Pantry, and the Winfield Municipal Band.
He adored his granddaughters. Greg was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, and son Mark.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Kip and Dee Williams, of Manhattan, Ks and Steve and Deanna Williams, of Winfield, three sons, Scott, Greg and Tim, and two grandchildren, Emily and Allie Williams of Hilton Head, SC. Arrangements are being made by Swisher/Taylor in Winfield, and the memorial service will be held Wed August 28, 11:00 am, at First Methodist Church in Winfield. Memorials have been established with the Winfield Humane Society and the Winfield Municipal Band. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Elzora D. Cline, 93, died August 7, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield,
Elzora was a homemaker and raised four girls and one son She also worked at the Winfield State Hospital for many years taking care of the residents. She worked for Harmon Machine Co. as a level maker for a short time. She later worked for the Kansas SRS as a home maker for the elderly. She retired in 1988.
Preceded in death by brother David Junior Beltz, Sisters Rhoda Darnell, Loretta Beltz & Lola Algier
Ronald ‘Craig’ Morgan, age 52, of Winfield, KS, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Carl D. Dorsey, age 64, of Winfield, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital in Wichita, Ks at 10:06am.
Services will be 11am, Friday, August 9, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 6, 2013, from 4pm to 7pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Following the service, Interment will be in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Carl was born September 19, 1949 in Winfield, Ks. to Carl Eugene and Ruby Johnson(Cox) Dorsey. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1966.
After high school, Carl enlisted in the U.S. Army and served 2 years in Vietnam before receiving his honorable discharge.
He married Kathie Kent, she passed away in 2009.
He had been a resident of the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield for close to 10 years. While there, Carl took to the residents and staff right away, always interacting with a smile. The first few years there, he played dominoes with such expertise that he was soon the top player in the facility. Eager to play other games, he was known for saying “how bout a game of Texas Hold em.”. He also liked to fish whenever he could.
Carl was a lifetime member of the Bethel AME Church. His last 7 years he waited faithfully for the 2pm service at the Kansas Vets Home to hear Rev. Harold Gross, sing and elaborate on a few scriptures. He began to bond with Rev. Gross and like the way he kept his hair cut and play a round or two of dominoes with him.
Carl leaves to cherish his memories; his son Clinton Deon of Ark City, his 3 grandchildren; Chevette, Tyler Dean and Trevor Deon. His mom, Ruby Cox of Winfield. His twin brother, Earl Eugene Dorsey of Dallas, Tx, brother Milford Dorsey of Wichita. His sisters; Bobbye Burns of Winfield, Sandra Dorsey of Topeka, and Venita Tapia of Winfield.Preceded in death by his ex wife Kathie Kent, sisters Beverly Wofford and Kay Davis, Father Carl. And a host of nieces and nephews. Carl will be greatly missed.
Harold E. “Dusty” Rhodes, 89, of Winfield, died July 24, 2013, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita.
Dusty was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Sumner County, to Bertha (Hatton) and Joseph E. Rhodes, the eighth of nine children. The family moved to a farm east of Arkansas City when he was 11. In his junior year at Dexter High School, Dusty was drafted and chose to join the Navy.
As Seaman 1st Class serving on the destroyer USS Johnston, Dusty fought in the largest battle in naval history. The Battle of Leyte Gulf, as it came to be known, happened off the coast of the Philippine Islands on Oct. 25, 1944. The story of this important battle has been told in books, documentaries and other works currently in progress, as it was a turning point in the war in the Pacific. After the USS Johnston was sunk, Dusty recalled that seeing the American flag flying from the rescue ship was “the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.”
Dusty spent the rest of the war in Seattle, then returned to Winfield where he married Carol Ott. The couple raised two daughters, Julie and Teri, and one son, Steve. A daughter, Linda Sue, preceded him in death.
He and Carol were volunteer workers at the very first Walnut Valley Festival, during which time a co-worker commented on how hard that ”little guy named Dusty” was working. He continued as a festival worker for many years. As a member of the local Masonic lodge, he often delivered orange juice and doughnuts to campers in the Pecan Grove.
Dusty was a member of the American Legion, donated close to 17 gallons of blood to the Red Cross, was active in the Church of Christ of which he was a life-long member, and is remembered by his children and friend Ed Foster for a memorable term as president of the PTA.
In 2006 at the age of 82, Dusty graduated with the Winfield High School senior class. Though he had completed academic requirements for a General Equivalency Degree after leaving the Navy, Dusty had never received his diploma. So, clad in the same blue caps and gowns as the 17- and 18-year-olds in the ceremony, Dusty accepted his Dexter High School diploma to a standing ovation.
Dusty became a sought-out expert on the history of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He contributed commentary and first-hand experience for the Military Channel documentary series on the 10 most significant battles in war history. He shared his story with numerous local, national and international organizations and is prominently featured in James Hornfischer’s book, “The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.”
Even at age 89, Dusty was every bit as handsome as the boy who pulled on a uniform nearly three-quarters of a century earlier. He had a quick wit, eyes that sparkled and hugs every bit as genuine as he was. He delighted in his family and the friends who surrounded them. A lover of music, Dusty was a constant fixture at the Walnut Valley Festival as he welcomed people from around the world to Winfield.
He is survived by his children, Steve Rhodes, and wife, Ann, Anchorage, Alaska; Julie Mauk, and husband, Dick, Omaha, Neb.; and Teri Andreas Farha, and husband, Ted, Wichita; 10 grandchildren, Kelsey Mauk, Silas Mauk, Aaron Mauk, Amos Mauk, Patrick Mauk, Kate Mauk, David Mauk and Faith Mauk; Kelsey (Andreas) Blue and Jeff Andreas; Mark Farha, Rachel Farha, Ben Farha and Liz (Farha) Barnes; and five great-grandchildren, Levi Mauk, Bryleigh Blue and Conner Blue, Bennie Barnes and April Mauk.
Virginia Smith, 81, died at her home in Winfield, Ks Sunday July 21, 2013. Her Memorial service will be Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11:00am in Trinity Lutheran Church Winfield. Family interment will precede the memorial service. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00-7:00 pm at Swisher- Taylor & Morris F. H. Memorials have been established with Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School and Wm. Newton Hospital Auxiliary. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry A. Leake, Jr., age 93, died Thursday, July 18, 2013at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, Ks. He was born June 16, 1920 in Sherman, OK. He was the son of Henry A Leake, Sr and Gladys(Rowe) Leake.
After high school, Hank enlisted in the United States Army and served in the European Theater of World War II. Henry was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He married Carol Gold and they enjoyed many years together. When he returned to Winfield, he worked the oil fields with his 2 brothers and father. He was the proud father of two, Kathy and Henry Leake. He was loved and adored by many.
Preceded in death by his wife Carol, mother and father, sister Ruth, and brothers, Charlie and Keith
Survivors include; his children, Henry A. Leake III, Kathleen L. Carter, grandchildren, Tricia Steel, Georgia and Saxon Leake and great grandchild Beau Steel.Services will be Monday, July 22, 2013, 10am at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday, 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorial is the Winfield Kansas Veterans Home. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Helen Norene Brake, 78 of Winfield, passed away July 16, 2013 at Via Christi-St. Francis hospital in Wichita, Ks. Helen was born in Granola, OK, on September 10, 1934 to Simeon Lester and Maude Alweta(Wylie) Phillips. Helen graduated in 1952 from Udall High School and married Leroy Brake in 1982.
Helen was a cook and waitress throughout most of her life. She also headed the Mid-America Drag Strip concession stand where she obtained the status of “Grandma” by everyone. She retired in 1996 from Wal-Mart in Arkansas City, Ks.
Survivors include her three daughters; Cathy Heinz of Haysville, Ks, Christine Casebolt of Winfield, and Sandy Casebolt of Winfield. Grandchildren Monica(Marc)Casebolt of Shawnee, Ks. Dustin(Jennifer) Casebolt of Dexter, Ks., Robby(Robyn) Heinz of Derby, Ks., Tim(Diana)Heinz of Holcomb, Ks. Ashley Showalter of Haysville, Ks, and Desarae(Brian) of Murfreesboro, Tn., whom she raised.
Prededed in death by husband Leroy Brake; her parents, four brothers: Neal, Darrell, Arnie, Lester Phillips. One sister Donna, and infant son and daughter.Services will be Monday, July 22, 2013, 1:00pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Interment to follow in Maple City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at Swisher-Taylor from 4pm to 7pm. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles T. Thomas, age 90, died Sunday July 14, 2013 at the Veterans home in Winfield, KS. He was born June 20, 1923 in Pittsburg, KS. The son of Lawrence Derby and Nellie(Parsons) Thomas.
After High School, Charles enlisted in the US Coast Guard and while in service he married Sunshine Sherman who preceded him in death. They enjoyed 54 years together. In 1945, he attended Kansas State College of Pittburg. He started his career in 1949 as a business and math teacher in Alden, Ks. He later became the district superintendent for 17 years. He also served as superintendent in Fairfield, Lansing, and Burlingame school districts. He started his career in counseling in Sedgwick, and later he went to Valley Center where he continued as a high school counselor where he retired in May of 1988. Charles worked as a substitute teacher until 1998. Charles never stopped caring about the young people he taught and mentored as he followed many of them into their adulthood.
Charles was a very loving father to his daughters, Linda and Audrey. They would tell you “Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy.” His faith in God, integrity, and example helped mold their lives. Those attributes are a legacy for all who knew and loved him.
In June 1997, he married Mary Jane Gabel, and was a loving and dedicated husband. Charles and Mary Jane enjoyed traveling and square dancing. Charles loved to play tennis and continued to follow all the tennis matches on television. Spending time on the computer was also a favorite pastime for Charles, while at the VA Home, he made lots of new friends playing dominos
Survivors include: Wife, Mary Jane of Wichita, two daughters, Linda Hughes(Michael) of Snohomish, Wa., Audrey Guyll(Jim) of Hutchinson. Three step sons, Glen Gabel(Marilyn) of Hays, Don Gabel(Teresa) of Wichita, Ron Gabel(Valerie) of Schoenchen. Grandchildren; Pam, Tim, John, Mary, Anne, and Jim. 6 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren and 1 gr great grandson.
Preceded, also in death by his parents, a brother, Ward and sister, Mary.Services will be Thursday July 18, 2013, 11am at the Asbury Church 2802 W. 15th in Wichita. Visitation will be at the church from 10am to service time. Burial will follow on Friday, July 19th in Pittsburg, Ks in Highland Park Cemetery at 1pm. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or Asbury Church. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com Swisher Taylor & Morris Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lisa Lynn Markley, 51, of Ark City, passed away June 23, 2013 at her home.
Services will be Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:00am in Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm to 7pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
She was born June 19, 1962 in Plainville, Ks. to Arnold and Nonajean(Walker) Markley. She was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Plainville High School in 1980.
After high school, Lisa traveled throughout the Midwest, eventually attending cosmetology school in Wichita. She got her beauticians license and opened the Mirror Image in Hill City, Ks in 1995. She operated the business until 2004 when her father became ill and she moved to the Winfield area. Lisa worked at Mosaic and other health care facilities in town as a CNA until recently.
She is a member of the GracePointe Assembly of God Church in Winfield.
She is survived by her partner of 7 years, Louis Barton of the home. Son Tyler Markley of Ark City. Brothers Aaron Markley of Houston and Rick Markley of Topeka. Grandchildren Treah, Grant and Adyson.Preceded in death by her parents.
Victor Vern Vaughan, age 85, born on May 3, 1928 at home in Cedar Vale, Ks., beloved husband of Virginia Kathryn Vaughan of Wichita, Ks. passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, from a prolonged battle of pancreatic cancer. Visitation is 6 to 8pm Monday, June 24th at the Westwood Presbyterian Church; 8007 W. Maple in Wichita. Funeral services will be 10am, Tuesday, June 25th at the church. Graveside service following at 2pm at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, 1208 N. College in Winfield. A memorial service will be arranged for locally, and will be published. Victor is preceded in death by his parents Willie H. & Jewel and brothers, Vance Leon, Haldean, Jay, Wayne and Max; sister Jean Pack and granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Vaughan.
Victor was a lifetime farmer in Chautauqua & Cowley counties. Victor married Virginia on August 27, 1995 in Winfield.
He is survived by his wife Virginia, brother Willie H. Vaughan of Winfield. The joys of his life were: Sons Victor, Jr. (Cheryl) and Lonnie(Diane), all of Wichita; daughter; Ginger (Wayne)Bromley of Colorado Springs, CO.; stepdaughter Kristie(Steve) Shoemake of Jenks, OK. and stepson Aaron Smith of Augusta; 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Hospice 313 S. Market Wichita 67202 or Westwood Presbyterian Church, 8007 W. Maple Wichita 67209
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Kurtis Ray Bryce, 50, of Winfield died June 14, 2013 at Harry Hines Hospice in Wichita, KS. He was born September 25, 1962 in Arkansas City, Ks. His parents are the late Nathan Fairel Bryce and LeVeda (Heppler) Bryce. He attended the Winfield Schools and is a lifetime resident of Cowley Co. He had attended the Nazarene Church and had worked for Winfield Auto Re-Cyclers.
William J. “Bill” Callaway, age 85 of Winfield, passed away May 31, 2013 at Good Samaritan –Winfield.
Inurnment services will be 2pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Highland Cemetery. No visitation. Friends may sign the register book on Tuesday from 9am to service time. Memorials are to the American Cancer Society.. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill was born February 13, 1928 in Winfield, Ks to Edwin and Erie(Statler) Callaway. At an early age, his parents divorced and he lived with his Dad and grandparents(the Edmund Callaway family.) He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1946.
He served his country by enlisting in the Army towards the end of World War II. After the war he returned to the Winfield area and worked for the railroad as a flagman.
On September 27, 1957, he married Doris Cleghorn, in Winfield. She preceded him in death, July 2, 2005 in Winfield.
After working for the railroad, Bill worked for Albert Hess Contracting and traveled the country painting businesses and houses for many years. Locally he was a sign painter and painted houses. He eventually quit working for Albert Hess to work locally for himself. He continued working up until 2008, when he retired.
He was a past member of the Evangelical Free Church.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother and 3 sisters.He is survived by his sister, Margaret Wilhm of Mountain Home, AK., Nieces; Moneisa Fiasca of Beaverton, OR, Madalyne Russell of New Plymouth, ID. Nephew; Mark Wilhm of Cotter, AR and good friends, Bob and Dee Linker of Marietta, GA., Phil Stover of Winfield.
Teresa Ann Stout, age 54, of Blackwell, formerly of Cedar Vale, passed away at the Integris Hospital in Blackwell, OK. May 19, 2013.
Services for Teresa Ann Stout, (Blackwell, OK.) formerly of Cedar Vale will be Friday, May 24, 2013, 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale. Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Interment will be in Cedar Vale Cemetery. A memorial has been set-up with RCB of Blackwell, to help defray funeral costs. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
She married George Stout, June 22, 1977 in Cedar Vale. He survives.
While in Cedar Vale she was involved with raising her family. She also worked at the Hill Top Cafe for several years for her mother. She later worked as a Para for USD# 465 in Winfield. In 2003, she moved to Blackwell, OK where she was manager of Shepards Oil Company.
Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Jo Ann.
She is survived by husband George, of the home. Son; Shane Lee Stout and wife Christine of Ark City. Daughter; Lacey Ann Stout and Husband Josh Breedlove of Ramona, OK Brothers; Jim Filtingberger of Adriana, MO., Rick Filtingberger of Cedar Vale, Steve Filtingberger of Sedan, Joseph Filtingberger of Blackwell. Sister Kathy Stacy of Blackwell. Grandchildren Genna Clark, Mitchell Evans, LeAnn Kelley, Ashton Kelley; and many nieces and nephews.
Janice Ann Utt Hoag passed away May 4, 2013 at her home in Winfield. She was born May 29, 1935 in the rural Hoosier, KS area of Cowley Kansas to John Bernard Utt and Beatrice Adeline Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles (Rick) Utt. The family purchased a farm between Cambridge and Dexter in 1941. She attended school at Gospel Ridge for 1st thru 5th grades. She attended school in Cambridge from grade 6 until graduation from High School.
On Dec 23, 1953, she married Stuart Hoag at First Baptist Church, Dexter, KS. They lived in Texas, Maine, Nevada, Mississippi and Europe before he retired from the Air Force. She retired from Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX in 1990 but continued working as an annuitant through Operation Dessert Storm. During her career with the Air Force, she worked at Keesler AFB, MS; Stead AFB, NV; Laredo AFB, TX; Lackland AFB, TX, Randolph AFB, TX, Kelly AFB, TX and Ramstein AB, Germany. She worked in the Electronic Training Center, Military! Personnel, Transportation, Supply and worked extensively in Human Resources in Staffing of positions, Classification of positions, Labor Relations, Resource Management, Training of employees and Employee Relations including awards, discipline, and customer service. She worked extensively as a Management Consultant in court cases at both the local and national level. She worked for Hq USAF in the Logistics Career Program for several years where she helped draft processes and procedures for Career Programs and for identifying and training high potential employees for Senior Leader positions. She served on the team that worked with Universities and Colleges throughout the United States to identify high achiever candidates for Federal Employment. In this capacity, she interviewed and hired engineers, analysts, management information specialists and various other logistic trainees and made several recruiting/interviewing trips to Wichita State University. While working within the Logistics Career Field, she served as a Quality Assurance Supervisor and again was in the Wichita area dealing with AF contracts with Boeing and with GE repair services at Wellington. Her final assignment prior to retirement was in the Aircraft Directorate which did maintenance and repair of B-52’s and C-5’s plus acquisition of the C-17, special programs to bring on the new Fighter/Trainer/Bomber aircraft, and servicing of the Foreign Military Affairs contracts with allied nations contract aircraft. She was responsible for the budget, personnel, supplies, and facilities to support the Aircraft Directorate.
After retirement, she worked as a volunteer with the Federal Women’s Program to develop training sessions to identify women in low paying jobs with potential for upward mobility and to train mentors to work with these women to establish career goals and career paths to achieve those goals. She continued to conduct training session in interviewing techniques and dressing for success. She was active in her Homeowner Association where she recruited volunteers for the many tasks associated with maintaining a large number of common amenities for over 750 homes/families. She was instrumental in publishing a directory of residents/phone numbers and in fund raising to finance the Association.
In 1995, the family moved to Winfield. She continued to be active in community affairs, working on political campaigns of local candidates, and working on a variety of projects in her church and taught her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. She worked for several years in education. She helped cook for Boy Scout dinners, 2nd Baptist Annual picnic, Cambridge alumni, Winfield Arts and Humanities special events and many other special projects. She has been on the Board for the Winfield Thrift Shop and has been active in support of the Salvation Army. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Anna Ruth Circle. She enjoyed quilting, working in stained glass, music, drama and her many friends and family.
She attended St John’s College, Univ of Maine, Univ of So. Mississippi, St Mary’s University and received a BA in Management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She was a member of Delta Mu Delta. She was a life member of National Association of Retired & Active Federal Employees (NARFE), Air Force Association, Federal Employees Association and Kelly Heritage. She was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and active in the local Peleg Gorton Chapter. She was especially close to her Red Hat, card playing group.
Survivors include husband Stuart, Son, David Hoag and wife Lucy of Gilbert, AZ; daughter Teresa Hoag of Callao, MO; 13 grandchildren; James and Elizabeth Hoag, Brandy and Wyatt Cornwell, Lyda Marie, Frank and Yancey Dryer; Neil, Shawn, Joyce, Sandra, Leyna and Mandy O’Quinn; 7 great grandchildren, Janice Angellina Hoag, Sagen Stanley, Kaden & Carter Wood, Ray Snyder, Ava and Jude O’Quinn. Special friends Paul & Sally Zuniga and children , Laredo, TX and former daughter-in-law, Lori Hoag, her brothers Gary Utt and wife Julie of Winfield, sister Nancy (Jody) Odell and husband Bob, several nieces, nephews and cousins.Services will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2013 from 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Memorials are to Winfield First Baptist Church Endowment Fund or to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, PO Box 606, Shelbina Mo 63468-9900. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
George Robert McNeish, born December 28, 1928, much-loved husband, dad, uncle, grandpa, and friend, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of May 3, 2013. The son of George Thomas and Florence Alma McNeish, George was 84. He was a lifelong resident of Winfield and remained strongly committed to his family, the Winfield community, his beloved Kansas Jayhawks, the Wichita Symphony, and his wife Marilyn’s alma mater Southwestern College.
He also believed in service to his country, and for his US Army service in the Korean War he earned the Bronze Star medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Later, he was a founding contributor to the long-awaited and much-appreciated Korean War Veterans Memorial in the Nation’s capital. It was toward the end of his service in Korea that he turned to a friend and pronounced, “I’m going to go home and marry Marilyn Powers.” When George got an idea in his head, he usually figured out a way to make it happen.
George is survived by his devoted wife Marilyn and their four kids, Greg, Jerry, Tom and Marya. His survivors also include their spouses Sue, Nancy, and Rebecca McNeish and Bob Robinson; his grandchildren Sarah and Kris Cooper and their children Meagan, Matthew, and Kaleb; Melanie and Alex Reynolds; Corey and Lindsay McNeish; Grant and Leslie Hodges and their son Avery; Erica and Braden Duncan and their children Emilie and Landon; and Lucinda and Ivan Robinson. In addition, George is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Louis and Ruth Nell Powers, and his nieces and nephews Diane, Steve, and Alice, and Jamie, LouAnn, and Cheryl and their spouses and children.
A celebration of George McNeish’s life will take place Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church. Internment will follow at Highland Cemetery. No visitation. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home Tuesday from 9am to 5pm or at the funeral service. Condolences may be sent to email@example.comFor those wishing to make a contribution in George McNeish’s memory, please consider giving to the Wichita Symphony, Cumbernauld Village, or Southwestern College.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, our beloved Jennifer RuthAnn (Gowdy) Carothers went to be with our heavenly father due to complications from surgery. Jennifer was born December 2, 1986, to David Lynn and Danna Rogene Gowdy in Winfield, Ks. and spent most of her childhood in Arkansas City. She later moved to Winfield where she graduated from High School in 2006.
Jenny was an active member in 4-H, Kansas Saddle Horse Association and FFA. She was a faithful member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Ark City. Jenny will be remembered for being a loving wife and mother, being an excellent caregiver, also for her kindness, beautiful smile, baking, gardening, singing and spunk. She never failed to light up a room when she walked into it.
On December 31, 2011, Jenny married the love of her life, David Lee Carothers. June 23, 2011 she gave birth to her sweet baby girl Briana Lynn whom she loved to the moon and back. Surviving to honor her memory is; her husband of the home; daughter Briana, of the home; her parents; Brothers – Joshua and wife Jessica Gowdy of Derby, Jarret and wife Brandy of Wichita. Grandmother Carol Ann Smith of Winfield, Grandfather Bob Gowdy of Winfield. In-laws John and Carla Carothers of Winfield. Sisters in law Audra Adams and Carmen Carothers of Walker, Louisiana. Her adoring nieces: Autumn, Chole, Nevaeh, Laney and nephew Tyler. Plus, a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends that will miss her greatly.
Preceded in death by her grandfather Danny R. Smith, grandmother Jean Gowdy, both maternal and paternal great grandparents and stepson, JD.
Services will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, 2pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 3pm to 8pm, family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Memorials may be sent to the Missionary Baptist Church For: (Briana’s continued medical care)– Ark City 210 E. Windsor Ark City, Ks. 67005 or the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilma P. Wheatcroft, 87, of Kansas Veterans Home died there April 19, 2013. Her Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm , Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield, KS. Inurnment will follow at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Condolences may be sent to: email@example.com Memorials are Winfield Veteran’s Home or Ellinwood American Legion.
Ida Lue Sunderland, age 82, of Ark City, passed away April 17, 2013 at Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital
Services will be Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, the 19th from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow services in Highland Cemetery. The Cowley County Humane Society is the memorial. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ida was born June 28, 1930 in Winfield, Ks to Harry and Nora(Van Buskirk) Thompson. She was raised and educated in Winfield.
She married Warren Sunderland, October 23, 1946, in Winfield. He passed away in January of 2000.
She was a housewife, she and Warren lived in Nebraska, Oklahoma, before returning to Kansas. She worked as a retail clerk at Potter’s Liquor Store, she retired in 1993.
She was a member of the 1st Southern Baptist Church in Ark City. She was a member of a local bowling team.
She is survived by Sons; Robert Lee and wife Gail Sunderland of Ark City, Ks. Bill and wife Crystal of Ponca City, OK. Brother David and wife Lori Jones of Lincoln, NB.
Carlos Sotelo Aguirre, age 58, of Winfield, passed away April 16, 2013 at his home.
Private services will be followed by cremation. Condolences made be sent to email@example.com
He was born October 24, 1954 in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico, to Mauro Sotelo and Graciela(Aguirre) Rodriguez. He was raised and educated in Ojinaga. He attended the University de Agronomy in Mexico.
He married Ana Lujan Sotelo in Mexico. She survives.
They moved to Winfield in 1995. Carlos worked at Winfield Consumer Products for 16 years.
He is survived by his wife Ana, of the home. Son Carlos Sotelo Lujan of Winfield. Daughters Cristina Sotelo Lujan, Carolina Sotelo Lujan of Winfield. Brother Arturo Sotelo, Sisters Minerva Sotelo Valenzuela, Teresa Sotela Serrano, Olivia Sotelo AguirrePreceded in death by his parents.
Barbara Sue Hrencher, age 58, of Winfield, passed away at Wm.Newton Memorial Hospital April 9, 2013.
Visitation will be Friday, April 12, 2013, 3pm to 5pm at Swisher-Taylor Morris FH with a Rosary Service at 5pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Burial Mass will be 10:00am, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Ashland, Ks. Interment follows in St Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial is the Holy Name Catholic Church & School. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara was born April 13, 1954 in Meade, Ks to Gilbert J. and Mary L. (Lincoln) Krier. She was raised and attended schools in the rural area, graduating from Ashland High School in 1972. She attended Pratt Community College.
Barbara fought cancer personally, for 13 years. She was very active in many organizations. She was the main organizer for “Bras for the Cause” and Walk for Cancer. She had been co chairwoman of the Relay for Life since 2000 and Chairperson for the USDA Team 2005-10.
Barbara was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield, a lector and church secretary at the Church and was part of the Reading Buddy Program at the Holy Name School. She was also a member of the Ks. Assn. Of County Office Employees for 30 years.
Preceded in death by mother Mary L (Lincoln) Krier.
She is survived by Son: 1SG Christopher Noell of the US Army, Daughters: Maggie Persinger of Winfield and Naomi Persinger of Topeka. Brothers Robert G. Krier of Ashland Ks, Jeffery Krier also of Ashland. Sisters Nancy Finley of Coffeyville, Ks. Debi Krier of Colorado Springs, Co. Mary Jo Heyka of Manhattan,Ks
Ray Elton Parsons, age 94, of Wichita, formerly of Winfield, passed away April 2nd at Chaucer Estates.
Services will be Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:30am at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglass, Wichita, Ks 67218. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH in Winfield from 3pm to 8pm, family will greet friends from 6pm to 7pm. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Winfield at 2:30pm following the service. Memorials are; The American Cancer Society, The Rotary Foundation and Southwestern College. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Ray was born July 6, 1918, in Cheney, KS. to Rollo and Estelle (Calkins) Parsons. At a very early age he went to live with his grandparents, Emma and William Calkins, who raised him. Ray was the oldest of nine children.
He was raised and educated in Cheney. He graduated from Cheney High School in 1936. He attended Wichita Stated University 1936-37, Wichita Business College, 1937-38, University of Utah, 1942-43, Southwestern College, 1946. He graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry, 1950.
Ray was drafted, Dec. 1, 1941 and served as a Weather Officer at several US bases during WW2.
He married E. Jean Youle on Dec, 31, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple lived at various bases, including Lackland AFB, Texas, Burtonwood AFB, England, Andrews AFB, Maryland before Ray resigned his commission as Major n 1954 to enter private dental practice in Winfield. Jean preceded him in death on Aug 25, 1984. He married Lola (Tallant)Schowalter onApril 16, 1988 and they lived in Wichita, Ks.
Ray started his solo general dental practice in Winfield, Aug 9, 1954. Son, David, joined the practice in 1983. He retired from active practice January 1, 1991.
Ray was active in organized dentistry serving as treasurer, vice president, and president of the Kansas Dental Assoc. He was ADA delegate1974-85. He received the Kansas Dental Assoc. ‘Man of the Year’ in 1986. He received Fellowship in the American College of Dentists 1977, Fellowship in the International College in 1983. Member Academy of General Dentistry since 1974, member of the Pierre Franchard Academy, member Psi Omega Fraternity, UMKC School of Dentistry Alumuni Assoc Trustee 1990-95, served on the dental staff of Wm. Newton Memorial for 36 years.
Ray was a Board of Education Member for 4 years serving as the president in 1962-63. He was Rotary Club president in 1969-70 and had 51 years of perfect attendance and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was past president of the Quarterback Club, past president of Winfield Country Club, Chamber of Commerce Board Member.
Membership in Masons, Shrine and Elks,. life Member of the American Legion, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Past Chairman of the administrative board of the First United Methodist Church- Winfield, past chairman of Parish Relations Committee. He is a member of the East Heights United Methodist Church.
His hobbies were golf, bridge, travel and was an avid sports fan.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, first wife Jean, daughter Sharon Kraus, brother Veral, sisters Dorothea Collumber, Joanne Compton.Surivors include his wife, Lola of Wichita, daughter Patty Martin and Husband Ronnie, son Bob, son David and wife Karen, all of Winfield. Brothers Wayne, Pratt, Ks., Galen, Wichita, Ks., Richard, Hays, Ks, sisters Myraline, Chamois, Mo., Almira Zimmerman, Oklahoma City, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Alice Ethel Fowler, 90. died Friday, March 29, 2013. Her funeral Service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at First Church of the Nazarene in Winfield where she had been a member since 1977. Interment at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be 3:00 – 6:00 pm Tuesday with the Family present. Condolence may be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice was born October 6, 1922 in Oberlin, LA. She was adopted as an infant by Rev. Bush E. Jones and his wife Birdie. When she was two years old they moved from Glenmora. LA to McNary, AZ where her father was employed as a block setter in McNary's sawmill. In 1928 he entered the Ministry and they moved to Kansas City, MO where he attended Western University. Alice attended schools in Kansas City, Topeka and Arkansas City, KS.
She is survived by: Son Herbert Brice (Jan) of Rosalia, KS, daughter Brenda Ann Fowler of Arkansas City; grandchildren Willy Cooper, Winfield; Kaleb Fowler and wife Sarah, Wichita; and Korban Fowler and wife Laura of El Dorado, KS; 3 great-grandchildren Kenzie, Ryleigh, and Kaden Fowler; and niece Elizabeth Schiavi (Richard) of Tulsa, OK.She was preceded in death by son, Ralph; infant grandson, Kohen, and sister, Ella Dee. In lieu of flowers,, memorials can be made to First Church of the Nazarene of Winfield.
Charles Rickey (Rick) Utt, passed away March 24, 2013 in his home in Topeka, Ks. Rick was born April 17, 1945, in Cedar Vale, Ks., to John B. and Addie (Hall) Utt. He grew up in Cambridge/Dexter area attending school in Cambridge, Winfield and the Ponca City Military Academy along with church activities in Dexter and Winfield. The family moved to Winfield in 1957, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Rick joined the US Navy in 1962 and spent a tour in Vietnam where he piloted the captain of his ship into enemy territory to receive shelling targets. This assignment was later attributed to his exposure to agent orange which caused his brain tumor.
He married Judy Taylor in 1971 and to this union was born one daughter, Mia Charmaine. They were later divorced and Judy preceeded him in death. He married Johnna Rising in 1981 and to this union was born Amanda Adeline. He married Judy Doyen in 1984 and she adopted Mia. They were later divorced and she passed away in March of 2010.
After leaving the Navy, Rick worked for many years as a long distance truck driver. He owned Thunderbird Travel, which provided transportation for the Walnut Valley Festivals and owned a Ford dealership in Concordia, Ks.
He has been on disability for several years due to an untreatable brain tumor.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Addie (Hall) Utt
He is survived by two daughters, Mia Budreau and husband Russ of Salina, Ks. Amanda Ritchey and husband David of Wichita. Grandsons; Austin, Alex, Andrew, Adam of Salina, and Greyson of Wichita. Sisters, Janice and husband Stuart Hoag of Winfield, Nancy ‘Jody’ and husband Bob Odell of Winfield. Brother Gary and wife Julie Utt of Winfield. Plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be Monday, April 1, 2013, 10:00am at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Interment to follow in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris from 4pm to 6pm with the family present. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Peggy Ann Atkinson, age 78 of Winfield, passed away March 11, 2013 at Cumbernauld Village.
Services will be Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10:30am at the Tisdale United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3pm to 7pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH, family will greet friends from 5pm to 7:30pm. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery. Memorials are theTisdale United Methodist Church and the Cowley County Humane Society.
Peggy was born May 12, 1934 in Winfield, Ks to Welbern and Irene(Jenkins) Savage. She was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1952. She attained an associates degree in business from St. Johns College.
She married Glen S. Atkinson March 19, 1955 in Winfield, Ks. He passed away November 7, 2001.
After college, Peggy began working at the First National Bank. She married Glen and they farmed east of Winfield for 46 years. She raised five children and was a farm wife. After the children were raised, she returned to work with First National Bank. After 15 years, she worked at the Winfield Correctional Facility as the assistant administrator, she retired in 2007.
She was a member of the Tisdale United Methodist Church and was active with the Naomi and Ruth Study Group. She was a member of the Tisdale EHU and a Community Leader with the Tisdale 4-H.
Preceded in death by husband Glen, son – Keith, brothers – Richard & Don Savage, sister -Helena Nixon.She is survived by Sons – Eric and wife Rhonda of Alma, Ks., Stephen and wife Tracy of Lafayette, Co., Mark and wife Marna of Rose Hill, Ks., Gregg and wife Maria of Wichita, Ks. 5 grandchildren.
Kenneth M. Norland, age 61 of Winfield passed away from complications of pneumonia March 4, 2013 at Harry Hynes –Via Christi in Wichita.
Ken was born March 23, 1951 in Lindsborg, KS. to Emery and Laura Lee (Myers)Norland. He was raised and educated in Lindsborg, he attended first grade at North Diamond School, which was close to his farm home outside Galva, KS. At that time the school was one of the last remaining one-room school houses in Kansas. He attended Roxbury Elementary School, and graduated from Lindsborg High School in 1969. He served his country during the Vietnam War as a legal clerk in the USMC.
After his military service, Ken and his brother Gib did construction work in saw mills on the West Coast converting saw mill waste into convertible energy in those operations. He also worked on farming and ranching on the home place near Lindsborg with his father, brother Gib and brother Randy.
He married Madeline Magnusson June 10, 1979, and they farmed east of Winfield for a short time before moving to Ft. Worth, TX., Madeline’s mother’s hometown, so Ken could finish his college degree. He received his B.A. degree from Texas Wesleyan University and also a degree in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University. While attending T.C.U, Ken worked at the Rivercrest Country Club of Ft. Worth, becoming assistant manager. During the twenty years of living in Ft. Worth, Ken was vice president of the Texas Grain and Feed Association. He served various offices in his neighborhood association. He was a leader in Indian Guides and Indian Princesses groups with his children and was a major contributor to the Bass Performance Hall.
Since moving to Winfield in 2000, Ken has contributed to the community through his service in the Winfield Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Winfield Convention and Tourism, Habitat For Humanity, United Way, Kanza Committee, Winfield FUMC Stewardship and Finance Committee, FUMC Communion Steward, South Kansas Symphony on the Prairie Construction Team, and more neighborly construction and landscaping projects than one would realize. He also served as Director of Membership Services for the Kansas Bed & Breakfast Association.
He and his wife of 33 years, Madeline(Magnusson) Norland have jointly owned and operated the Bluestem Bed and Breakfast, east of Winfield, since 2007. It is an example of Ken’s ingenuity of design and the culmination of tireless manual labor. Ken and Madeline also were co-chairs of the successful campaign to renovate Richardson Auditorium at Southwestern College in 2012.
Ken has volunteered his time with the Southwestern Exposition & Stock Show, helping 4-H and FFA youth, from 1991 to 2013. He also served on the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth Administrative Council and a member of The Toastmasters of Fort Worth. Any spare time was spent with dear friends, celebrations over great meals, camping & hunting, and treasuring time and travel with Madeline and his children Annika and Jon.
Ken is preceded in death by his father, Emery, and mother Laura Lee, and his beloved son Jon.Survivors include Madeline; daughter Annika; sister Jan Wilde and husband Charlie of Quenemo; KS; brother Gilbert and wife Anita of Spring; TX, brother Randy and wife Gretchen of Galva, KS; various aunts and uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert L. Jennings, age 90, of Winfield, passed away February 18, 2013 at Winfield Rest Haven.
Graveside services will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00pm in Highland Cemetery. No visitation. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert was born August 21, 1922 in Elmo, Missouri to Samuel Leroy and Nancy (Toppen) Jennings. He was raised and educated in Elmo, graduating from Elmo High School in 1940.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brother Roland and son, William Eugene, and 3 sisters
He is survived by son Robert and his wife Cindy Jennings of Athens, Tn. Former wife Deloras Beach of Winfield. 6 grandchildren, 11 great grand-children, and 2 gr – great grandchildren.
Harriet S. Jenkins, 97, died February 18, 2013, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Harriet played cello, and she performed as part of the Winfield City Orchestra.
Sula Belle Wells McSpadden, 93, was born February 15, 1919 in Cedar Vale, KS and passed away January 28, 2013 at Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield. She graduated from Rosedale High School in Kansas City, KS in 1937 and attended Wichita University.
Velda N. Ledbetter, 94, formerly of Cedar Vale, passed away January 28, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village in Hutchison, Ks.
Velda was born August 8, 1918 in Inola, Oklahoma to Salem Henry and Emma Urusala(Moore) Fine. She was raised and educated in Inola, with the family moving to the Cedar Vale area at a young age.
Preceeded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.She is survived by Daughters Betty J. Jones of Colwich, Kansas, Ethel M. Snyder-Davis of Wichita. Sisters Wilda Osburn of Chanute, Kansas and Mary Terry of Bixby, Oklahoma. 3 grandchildren, 9, great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.
Melvin C. Martin, 77, of Winfield died at home, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. His Funeral service will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Central Baptist Church in Winfield. Interment will be at Highland cemetery. Memorials have been established with Les Feldick Ministry – Kinta, OK & Am. Diabetes Assoc. & and may be sent c/o Swisher-Taylor & Morris, 803 Loomis, Winfield, KS 67156. Condolences may be sent to: email@example.com
Elrena “Auntie” Munday, 90, died at the Greenwood Co. Hospital in Eureka, Ks January 20, 2013.
Al Snell passed away on Thursday, January 17th, 2013. He was a resident of Rose Hill, Kansas.
Lloyd L. Miller, age 89 of Winfield, passed away January 7, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Services with be 10:00am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield, Saturday January 12, 2013. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are to Trinity Lutheran School in Winfield, Harden Hospice and Messiah Lutheran School in Grand Junction, CO. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lloyd was born September 23, 1923 in Greenleaf, KS. to Francis Marion and Edna Pearl(White) Miller. He was raised and educated in Greenleaf graduating from High School in 1941. In 1949 he attained a Bachelor of Music degree at Southwestern College, and in 1957 a Masters Degree in Music and English from Kansas State University. During this time, he taught music at Logan, Axtell and Barnes School Districts.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Winfield American Legion Post 10 and the Kansas Authors Club. He was a 50-year member of the Winfield City Band.
He is survived by his wife Alice of the home, son Corky and wife Enid Miller of Grand Junction, CO. Grandchildren: Kyle and wife Patty Miller of Montrose, CO., Jeremy and wife Tessa Miller of Grand Junction, CO. Great grandchildren Emily, Olivia, Isaac and Caleb.Lloyd was preceded in death by his daughter Jana, his brothers Melvin and Ralph, his sister Po.
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Charles C. Crossnoe, age 92, of Winfield, passed away January 7, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield.
Family Interment services will be 11:00am, Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Highland Cemetery. A Memorial service will be conducted at 1:00pm on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Wed. January 9, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Memorials are to the First Presbyterian Church and the Cowley County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
He was born July 17, 1920 in Pelahtche, Ms. To Otho and Grace(Carr) Crossnoe. From a young age he resided in and was educated at the Tennessee Industrial School in Nashville, Tn. He married Laura Schantz July 9, 1943 at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. She passed away June 18, 1985
He is survived by a daughter, Lynne Snyder and husband Jim of Winfield. A grandson, Erik Snyder and his wife Corina of Queen Creek, Az., granddaughter Jamie Archer and husband Danny of Winfield. Great-grandsons Jacob, Ethan, and Corbin. He is also survived by a beloved nephew
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Jon G. Herod, 77, a former resident of Garden City, Ks died Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Derby, KS.
Jon was born January 12, 1935 at Walnut, KS. His parents were James W. & Marjorie (Greve) Herod. He was raised and educated in and around Walnut graduating from Walnut H.S. in 1952 and Kansas State University with a BS in Ag Economics in 1956. He married his H.S. sweetheart Anna Marie Kennedy in May of 1956 she preceded him in death on August 8th of 2011.
on and Ann lived in Morton Co. where Jon was County agent and in 1967 they moved to Garden City, KS where Jon was A Farm Management person for KSU until retirement in 1994. They moved to Derby in 2008.
Jon was active in a variety of activities: Lions Club, 4-H Fairboard, Golf- Men’s League, Captain at Buffalo Dunes, and First United Methodist Church. He help to establish the National Grassland Park in Morton Co., he was a qualified Master Gardener, on Finney Co. Fairboard and a longtime member of the Walnut Masonic Lodge. In his spare time he did punch & latch hook and was an avid KSU Sports fan.
Jon is survived by: son & wife , Dr. Jeff Herod DVM & Becki of Douglass, KS; Daughter & Husband, Kathy & Bill Winquist of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Elliot, Emersyn, Edisyn and Carter: Brother, Robert Herod of Tulsa, OK
Lloyd H. Neu.,81, of Winfield died 12/23/12 at his home in Winfield. Funeral services will be Thursday December 26, 2012 at 1:00pm at the Swisher-Taylor & morris Chapel.Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-7:00 pm with family greeting friends from 5:30-6:30pmat theFuneral Home.Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Lewis, 81, of Winfield, passed away December 22, 2012 at the Kansas Veterans Home.
Gayle Harlan Snyder, Jr. age 68 of Winfield passed away December 13, 2012, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Inurnment services will be 1:00pm, Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Ks. There will be a private gathering at the Rehwinkle Community Room after the ceremony. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
He was born October 5, 1944 in Waukegan, Il to Gayle H. Snyder, Sr. and wife Julia E.(Carberry). He was raised and educated in North Chicago.
He returned to Alexandria, Va where he worked for Piedmont Airlines. He worked there for many years before returning to the Chicago area. He worked as a new car salesman. He moved to Wichita, then to Winfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother Julia and nephew Ryan.He is survived by his father, Gayle H., Sr. of Zion, Il., Sisters; Ardis and husband Les Harris of Crystal River, FL. Donna and husband Victor Geib of Beach Park, Ill and his best girls; Marilyn Turner and Heidi (Dog) of Winfield.
Anna R. Dunnell, age 74,of Winfield, passed away November 24, 2012 at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10:00am at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 3pm to 7pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna was born August 8, 1938 in Burden, Ks to Charles (Jack) and Nona (Franks) Jones. She was raised and educated in Burden.
She married Lloyd William (Bill) Dunnell, Jr., March 28, 1974 in Mulvane, he survives.
She was a housewife most of her life. She did work at The Elmo Hotel as a switchboard operator and also at Good Samaritan Village.She is survived by her husband Lloyd (Bill), of the home. Son Lloyd William (Bill) Dunnell, III and his wife Amy of Winfield. Brothers Larry and wife Julie Stewart of Burden, Denny and wife Cheryl Stewart of Towanda, Danny and wife Linda Stewart of El Dorado.
Sharon Kay Bird, 69, of Winfield, KS passed away Tuesday morning, November 13, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, Ks. Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 2012, from 2pm to 8pm, family will greet friends from 6pm to 7:30pm. Interment will be Monday, in Shawnee Memorial Gardens in Shawnee, Ks. Memorials may be made to Creative Community Living. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
Born June 2, 1943 in Norton, Kansas, Sharon was the daughter of Fermon and Vida (Bretton) Button. She was raised on a farm outside of Edmond, Kansas and moved to Norton after her father's death where she completed high school. After high school she attended and graduated from Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. Sharon was united in marriage to Alvin D. Bird on June 3, 1962 in Norton. While in the Air Force, they lived in several states and Sharon was active in the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) while organizing volunteers to help with their two developmentally disabled children, Danny and Michael. After leaving the Air Force, Sharon and Alvin then added to their family by adopting two children, Brian in 1974, and Susan in 1982. Also in 1982, they relocated to Winfield where Alvin set up his medical practice.
Throughout her life, Sharon was active in supporting her husband and family in a myriad of ways. She was a military wife who put up with frequent relocations and made many sacrifices while her husband was in medical school. She was also an advocate for the handicapped, and a dear friend to many individuals in the community. She passionately took on the mission of providing services for individuals and families who were in need. She was the founding director for a sheltered workshop for the handicapped individuals in Jenks, Oklahoma; established respite programs for parents at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center (WSHTC); and became president of the WSHTC parent group.
Ultimately, with closure of the WSHTC she and other parents established Creative Community Living (CCL), a new parent/guardian driven community organization dedicated to providing services to the handicapped. Currently, CCL supports 121 individuals and employs a total of 265 staff across two counties. Sharon had been the President of the CCL Board of Directors since the beginning. CCL was built as a model with parents/guardians in control that has been emulated in states across the US.
Sharon was the recipient of many awards for her legacy of leadership throughout her life including: the First Citizen award from the First National Bank in 1993 for helping to enhance the quality of life in Winfield, a Governor's Merit Award for service, and the inaugural Governor's Excellence Award in 2011 for her work with Kansans with disabilities. She has also had a humanitarian award named in her honor.
She enjoyed spending time with, and caring for, her grandkids as well as attending Kansas State football games with her husband and family.
Her family includes: her husband, Dr. Alvin Bird of Winfield; her son, Brian Bird, and wife, Robin Bird, of Winfield; her daughter, Susan Schultz, and husband, Jonathan Schultz, of Winfield; her sister, Jacqueline Whistler and her husband, William Whistler, of Fairway; and her grandchildren, Hayleigh Bird, Rachel Bird, Ethan Bird and Riley Schultz of Winfield.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her sons Daniel and Michael Bird.
Julia Ann (Hernandez) Tapia, age 74, formerly of Winfield, passed away November 9, 2012 at the Manor Care Nursing Center in Wichita. Visitation will be Monday, November 12, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Rosary Service will be Monday night 7pm at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial Mass will be Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 10:00am at Holy Name. Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral costs.
Julia was born April 11, 1938, in Wellington, KS to Ursalo, Sr. and Rebecca (Abasolo) Hernandez. She was raised and educated in Wellington.
She married Pedro Tapia, March 31, 1962, in Wellington, Ks. He passed away May 11, 1979.
Julia was a health care provider. She worked for many years providing care in homes and care facilities for others. She retired in 1995.
She was a member of the Winfield VFW Auxiliary, the Holy Name Catholic Church and the Altar Society.
Proceeded in death by her parents, husband, brother Joe Hernandez and sister Charlotte Torres.She is survived by Sons; Pedro Tapia, Jr. of Winfield, Marc Tapia and wife Tracy of Winfield. Brothers, Alex Hernandez of Wellington, Ursalo Hernandez, Jr of Wellington and John Hernandez of Wichita. Sisters; Mary Rios of Junction City, Tx., Gloria Huck of Arkansas, Esther Scobee of Wichita. Grandchildren Pedro Tapia, III, Caleb Tapia, Austin Tapia. Great grandchild Bentley Chrisman.
Dorothy J. (Brown) Nicholson, age 81, formerly of Winfield, of Wichita., passed away October 25, 2012 at the Via Christie Hope Center in Wichita.
Dorothy was born September 11, 1931 in Barren County, Kentucky to Veachel and Mossie(Dennison) Poynter. She was raised and educated in Barren County, eventually finishing high school and attended classes at Cowley College.
She was also know as “Dottie” by many. She was a loving and devoted mother who supported and encouraged her children to love God. She also supported her children through her active involvement with their schooling and school activities.
After the children were raised, Dorothy pursued her dream of performing and singing country western music. She traveled through Texas, Arizona and Alaska performing. She and her sister Jenny had a Saturday morning radio show in Bowling Green, Ky where they played and discussed country music. She also made her own album in Seattle, Wa. in 1978 and was titled “From My Heart to Yours” by Dottie Jean.
Later in life, Dorothy was a foster grandparent for both Winfield and Wichita school districts.
She is survived by Daughters: Brenda and husband Cecil Jacks of Hesston, KS Jewell Ketzler of Aransas Pass, Tx. Son – Wilton Roy and wife Velene Brown of Wichita.
Grandchildren – Virginia Arndt Smith, Lanna Jacks Roby and Bryan , Jeremiah and wife Karen Brown, Megan Jacks Duerksen and husband Lucius , Mike and wife Michelle Skidmore, Jamie and husband Neil Smith, James Ketzler, Roy Ketzler, and Zachariah Brown.Great Grandchildren – Frankie Lynn, Dallas, Alyssa, Braden, Triston, James, Bryanna, Trenton, Kierston, Tiffany, Haniah, Azriah.
Burton C. Feste, age 80, of Winfield, passed away October 14, 2012 at his home.
Memorial Services will be Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:00am at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. A memorial has been set up with the Joe Thorton Memorial Fund with the Winfield Recreation Commission. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
He was born December 8, 1931 in South Dakota to Peter C and Marian D Feste. He was raised and educated in Colorado Springs, graduating from Lewis Palmer High School in 1949. He served his country by enlisting the U.S. Navy. He then attained a bachelors degree in education from Colorado State College and a masters degree from Wichita State.
He was employed in Fountain/Ft. Carson School district for many years as a teacher and administrator. He also coached football, basketball and other sports. He moved from the district in 1971 to Burden, Ks, where he continued to be an administrator, counselor, teacher and coach. In 1981, he retired and began employment with Mayflower Moving and Storage as a truck driver, retiring for good in 2004.
He is survived by his wife Sarah of the home, Sons; Guy Feste of Denton, Tx., Gene and wife Cynde Feste of Arkansas City, Ks. Daughters – Connie and husband Jon of Atwood, Ks. Tina Lister of Winfield. Sister Delores Campbell of California. 12 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. 10 great grandchildren, 3 ste grandchildren.
Preceded in death by first wife Christene, daughter Carolyn, three sisters, 1 brother and a step grandson.
Jacky R. Wilson, 58, of Winfield, passed away at his home September 29, 2012.
Services will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield. Visitation will be Monday, October 1, 2012, from 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Family will greet friends from 6pm to 7:30pm. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. A memorial fund has been set with CornerBank to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Jacky was born April 16, 1954 in Winfield, Ks to Alva T. and Bertha Ellen(Mann) Wilson. He was raised and educated in Winfield, and attended Winfield High School.
He is survived by
Proceeded in death by parents Alva & Bertha, brothers Howard, Marvin, Wesley, Adam and sister Joan Marlow.
Craig Lee Turner, 21, died of natural causes Friday, September 21, 2012 at his college apartment in Kansas City, Missouri.
Craig was born October 8, 1990 in Albuquerque, NM the son of Dr. Wade Turner and Laurie (Robidou) Turner. He was a graduate of Winfield High School with the class of 2009, where he set a school record in swimming-one of the many things he really enjoyed.
He was attending the University of Missouri Kansas City Medical School where he was in his 4th year. Craig was respected and admired by faculty, staff, and fellow students there. He was a member of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church and an active member of the UMKC Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Beta members said Craig served a full term as the Scholarship Chair of the Epsilon Lambda Chapter, and encouraged members to focus on and excel in academics.
Craig was life to all around him. He enjoyed adventure and his favorite trip of all time was to the top of Machu Picchu in Peru. He was a compassionate young man, well on his way to becoming an outstanding physician. His loss will impact not only those who knew him but also patients he would have treated.
He is survived by his parents, Wade and Laurie Turner; brothers: Brent of Emporia, KS and Heath of UMKC in Kansas City, MO and his sister Lauren of the home; as well as his grandfathers: Frank Robidou and Merlin Swink; Uncles: Brad and Rick Robidou and Kelly Turner. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Jacqueline Robidou, Phyllis Swink-Turner and Kirk Turner.In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a memorial fund which has been set up at Corner Bank to assist in repaying Craig’s medical student loans or William Newton Healthcare Foundation or to the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church. Services are 10:30am, September 27, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Visitation, at the funeral home, 3pm to 8pm. Wednesday, family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
John H. Bridges, age 88, of Winfield, passed away September 18, 2012 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield. Services will be 10:30am, Friday, September 21, 2012, at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Pastor Ron Sloan will officiate with military honors by American Legion Post 10 and VFW 3544. No visitation. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
John was born in Tulsa OK. September 28, 1924 to Joe and Gracie Bridges. He was raised and educated in the Tulsa area, graduating from Rogers High School in 1942.
Preceded in death by 2 sisters, Gloria and Ruth.
He is survived by Son – Trent Bridges of Wellington, Ks.
Michael D. Bird, age 46, of Winfield, passed away September 6, 2012, at his home. Services will be Saturday, September 8, 2012, 1:00pm, at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2012, from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home, family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael will be laid to rest next to his brother, Daniel, in Shawnee Mission Gardens in Shawnee, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Creative Community Living.
William ‘Billy’ R. Bauer, age 78, of Winfield, passed away August 27, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
Billy was born March 17, 1934 in Great Bend, Ks to William R. Bauer, Sr. and wife Dora (Krause). He attended the local schools and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952.
Preceded in death by brother in laws; Donald Pratt and Lawrence Lewis, sister Judy Pratt.He is survived by wife Donna Bauer of Wichita. Daughters; Dorothy and husband Eugene Wittmerof Diberville, MS, Debra Bacon of Arizona. Sisters; Grace Lewis of Wichita, Louise McCord of Hays, KS. Niece in law Roxanna Lewis of Winfield.Grandchildren William, Stephanie and Eric Wittmer. Christopher, Ryan and Charles Bacon. Great Grandchildren Lila Wittmer , Jace and Erza Allman. Nephews Randy, William, Scott. Nieces Sheree, Kimberly, Karen, Sharon.
Virginia M. Wilber, 81, of Arkansas City formerly of Winfield died Sunday, August 26, 2012. Her Graveside Funeral services will be Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:00am. At Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home with family greeting from 6:00-7:00pm. Memorial has been established with Wm. Newton Hospital Auxiliary.
Doris Jeanette(Hunt) Priest, age 86, of rural Winfield, passed away August 17, 2012 at Good Samaritan Village.
Services will be 10:00am, Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, August 24, at the funeral home, family will greet friends from 6pm to 7pm. Private interment will be in Tannehill Cemetery following the service. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Doris was born October 1, 1925 to Claude and Abbie (Chapin) Hunt at their farm home southwest of Winfield. She was the youngest of five children. She attended the first 8 grades of her education at the rural school of Centennial District 4, graduating from eighth grade in 1939. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1943.
She was a farmer’s wife and a homemaker. She loved to grow flowers and play the piano. She was a member of the Hackney Baptist Church and was very active in all the women’s groups and church activities. She would bring to church flowers that she grew in her garden, most Sundays. She was also the church organist for 63 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vollie, brothers; Clyde and infant Kenneth, Sisters; Frances (Hunt) Eastman and Wilda (Hunt) Wiseley, a daughter Katherine Neva(Priest) Mawdsley and her husband Elbert and unborn baby. A granddaughter Katherine Marie (Priest) Kuchar.
She is survived by Son: Lester and wife Barbara Priest of Winfield. Grandchildren Brian and wife Rachel Priest of Winfield, Bradley and wife Kristin Priest of Winfield, Julie Bossi and husband John of Arkansas City, Ks, Grandson in law Lewis Kuchar and wife Lisa of Winfield. Great grandchildren – Grady, Corbin, Courtney, Claire and Jillian Priest. Lucas, Landon, and Logan Kuchar. Jenna and Justin Bossi.
Austin L Adamson, age 46, of Winfield, passed away at his home, August 1, 2012.
He was born August 28, 1965, in Springfield, MA, to C.L. and Jane(Erwin) Honn. He was raised and educated in several communities, as he was part of a military family.
He is survived by wife Cecilia of the home, Son - Gabriel Adamson from Ohio, Step-son Quentin and wife Janelle Rush of Winfield. Stepdaughter Antoinette Camp of Winfield. Sister- Monica Adamson from North Carolina. His father C.L. Honn and mother Jane Adamson.
Donna Sue Solomon, age 58, of Wichita, passed away June 29, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital. Graveside services will be 10:00am, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Burden City Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Graber will officiate. No visitation. Memorials may be made to the Sedgwick County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna was born December 21, 1953 in Wichita, Ks to George and Mary Francis(Emerson) Phillips. She was raised and educated in Wichita, graduating from Wichita West in 1971.
Bernadine C. Speer, age 88, of Burden, Ks. passed away June 25, 2012.
James “Harold” Berrie, age 95,of Winfield, passed away June 17, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village.
Charles (Chuck) Allen Mecham, 91 of Fayetteville, Arkansas, died June 16, 2012.
Emily E. Hunt, age 97, of Winfield passed away June 2, 2012 at Winfield Resthaven.
Memorial Services will be Friday, July 6, 2012, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Inurnment to follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Winfield Rest haven.
Emily was born April 8, 1915 in Millville, Missouri to David Kell and Lillian (Wall) Bryant. She attended school in Millville and graduated from Richmond High School in 1933.
She is survived by son Terry and grandson Tyler of Lexington, Ky., two sisters, Betty Daniel and Jean Bengston of Richmond, MO. Brother Don Bryant of Troy, MO. Many nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by husband Francis, her parents and brother Jack.
Mella Mae Simpson, age 94, of Winfield, passed away May 13, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village.
Though Mella Mae never bore a child, it was fitting that she died on Mother’s Day, since her life was so centered on the nurture and teaching of children. It is a legacy that will endure for years through their lives and through the lives of their own children.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Grace Methodist Church. Pastor John Martin, himself a former kindergarten student of Mella Mae’s, will conduct the service. All are invited to the service and to a reception to follow at the church. No gifts please. It will be more than enough to remember Mella Mae’s open spirit and to share something of that spirit with a child. At the reception, we would also ask that those she loved to bring a story about Mella Mae that they might be willing to share with others present.Condolences may be sent to email@example.com Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH is assisting with local arrangements.
Louis D. Gabbert, 72, of Cedar Vale died May 8, 2012 at M D Anderson Hospital in Houston, Tx, after a brave fight against cancer. His graveside service will be Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11:00 am at the Cedar Vale City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9am to 10:45am, Saturday, prior to the service at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Memorials may be sent to the M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Harry Hynes Hospice.
He is survived by wife Leaetta of the home. Sons; Robert and wife Diane Hicks of Ark City, Ks. Todd and wife Kerry Gabbert of Edmond, OK, Kevin Gabbert of Kansas, Wade and wife Amy Gabbert of Meeker, OK. Daughter Denise Gabbert of Winfield. Brothers James Gabbert of Skidmore, Tx, Dean Gabbert of Beeville, Tx. Sisters Joye Burns of Guntersville, AL., Norma Sisemore of Axtell, Tx. Barbara Lento of Beeville, Tx. Jean Toberny of Ben Wheeler, Tx. 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.Preceded in death by brothers Doyle Rey and Revis.
Olive L. (Mills) Ramey, a lifetime resident of the Cedar Vale-Winfield area, passed away Monday the 7th of May at Good Samaritan Assisted Living Apartments. Her graveside service will be 11:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the North Cedar Cemetery west of Cedar Vale, Ks. No Visitation. Family suggest in Lieu of Flowers memorials have been established with People’s Place Cedar Vale, Cedar Vale UMC, or Donors Choice. They may be sent to Wheeler F. H., C/O 803 Loomis- Winfield, and KS. 67156. Online condolence may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Marie Korntheuer. Age 97, of Winfield, passed away April 24, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Hospital She was born December 16, 1914 in Chicago, Ill to Albert and Elsie (Wussow) Falke. She was raised and educated in Chicago, attended Bethlehem Lutheran School, grades 1 – 8 and graduated from Englewood Lutheran Institute in 1930. She then attended Bryant Stratton Business College
Memorial services will be, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:30am at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorials are to Trinity Lutheran Church or School, Walther Lutheran High School, The Lutheran Hour Ministries.
She is survived by children; Sandra and husband Rod Seitz of Oakland, Ark. Paul and wife Donna Korntheuer of Wichita, Mark and wife Barbara Korntheuer of Maywood, Ill.Grandchildren; Jeff, Deb, Jerry, Michael, Shawn, Mak, Daniel, John. Great grandchildren; Casey, Ryan, Breanne, Cole, Ann, Samantha, Nathan, Heather, Jacob, Ellie, Lula.
Vonnye Pauline Prather, 96, of Cedar Vale, KS died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Integris Hospital in Enid, OK. Her graveside service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Cedar Vale City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00 – 10:45 AM before the service. The Memorial is Oklahoma Educational Television Association and may be sent to Wheeler F. H. c/o 803 Loomis, Winfield, KS.
Wheeler F.H. Cedar Vale, KS in charge of services.
Connie Weinrich, 63, of Winfield died April 20, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS. Graveside Inurnment services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. No visitation. Memorial to Winfield Food Pantry.
King, Elizabeth (Babe), 88, died April 21, 2012. Memorial services will be held in Winfield at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:30pm. Interment at
Darlene A. Gardenhire, 72, of Winfield died April 12, 2012 at her home in Winfield. Funeral services will be 10:30AM Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield, KS Fr. Michael Klag will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Union Cemetery in Winfield. Family suggests memorials may be sent to Holy Name Church in Winfield in her name.
Beulah Crawford-Davis passed away April 11, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital. Services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1:00pm at the St. James Church of God in Christ, 611 N. 6th Arkansas City, Ks. Visitation will be Monday, 8am to 5 pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F.H. in Winfield, Ks Memorials are to The William H. Watson Scholarship Fund in care of the church.
Beulah was born June 3, 1907 in Lexington, MO to John & Mabel (Gallehar) Workcuff. She was raised in Edison, Ks and Wilberton, OK. She and her family moved to Newton, Ks in 1922 at the age of 15 where she met and married Claude Crawford, Sr. of Winfield. To this union was born 8 children; Prince Edward, James, Dorothy Mae, Claude, Jr. and Alta, all deceased. Alma Anderson of Winfield, William Crawford of Lincoln, CA and Albert Crawford of Winfield, survive.
Beulah raised her children in the church as she worked and supported her husband as he Pastored a church in Winfield until his death in 1964. In 1966 Beulah married Hosea Davis, Sr. which made a blended family of 13. She again was a Pastor’s wife until the passing of Elder Davis in 1995. Mother Davis remained a faithful member of Planeview until her health failed and she moved back to Winfield.
She attended St. James Church of God In Christ in Arkansas City until she was unable to travel Beulah was proceeded in death by her grandparents, her mother, sisters Luvonia, Hazel, and Gladys.She leaves to cherish her most precious memories, brother William “Willie” Workcuff, three children, five stepchildren, two special daughters: Mother Emily Callaway and Atheria Usher and dear friend Mother Von Wilkins. Also a host of grandchildren, great, great-great and great-great-great grandchildren, along with extended family and friends.
Michael Clarence Meloy, age 63, of Cedar Vale, passed away April 4, 2012 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2pm Friday at the Cedar Vale City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at Wheeler Funeral Home from 10am to 1pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Helen Elizabeth Lowrey, age 96, passed away March 30, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village. Services will be Monday, April 9, 2012, 11am at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. A memorial service will follow at Grace United Methodist Church at 1pm on Monday the 9th. Visitation will be Sunday, April 8, 2012, from 6pm to 8pm at Swisher Taylor & Morris FH.
Helen Elizabeth Callison was born January 10, 1916, at Norwich KS, the daughter of Henry and Martha Phoebe Ellis Callison. She attended school at Norwich Ks and graduated from Norwich High School. She attended Southwestern College 2 years and taught school at Green Valley near Rock KS and at Vickery School near Norwich KS before she married. She also was bookkeeper for her father's grain elevator at Hamner KS.
She married John Beven Lowrey on October 15, 1939, at the Norwich Methodist Church Parsonage. In 1942 they moved to Winfield KS. She was active in the Grace Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was active in the WSCS and later the UMW. She was president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Uunion and a leader of the Loyal Temperance League for children. She was a very popular substitute teacher in the Winfield schools for several years. She preferred to be a stay at home mom, taking in ironing to pay for piano and trumpet lessons for her children- Lorraine & Alvin. She helped care for the garden and canned vegetables. She was a seamstress, making clothes for herself and Lorraine and even a special "knee pants" suit for Alvin for the Kanza production. Many have received her hand embroidered pieces and quilts. She also ministered to those who were ill and had a very soothing touch.
They lived at 0106 Iowa, moving to 1021 E 19th in 1977. For many years she helped her husband sell sweet corn and tomatoes in the barn. In 1997 they moved to Good Samaritan Village. They had celebrated 62 1/2 years of marriage when John passed away May 15, 2002.
Her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine & Herb Morton, Winfield KS, survive her
Brother-in-law Glenn Genteman Harper KS
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; brothers, William, David, Leo, and Ernest; sisters, Ruth and Ora.In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Winfield Community Food Pantry, Cowley County Historical Society, or Cumbernauld Village
John Meece Ringler, 75, died March 31,2012 at Presbyterian Manor in Arkansas City, KS. His memorial service will be 3:00pm Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Chapel in Presbyterian manor at 1711 N. 4th in Arkansas City. A private family inurnment will occur later.
Clarence “Don”Broadhead, 80, of Wichita, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. His Graveside Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, 1208 N College in Winfield, KS. Viewing will be 3:00- 8:00pm Wednesday – 28, with family receiving friends from 5:00-6:30 pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H – 803 Loomis, Winfield, KS 67156. Memorials have been established with Alzheimer & Related Diseases or Kansas National Guard Museum and may be the sent c/o Swisher-Taylor & Morris F.H.
Betty Lu Lynn Mossman, age 97, died on March 14, 2012 at Hot Springs. Born on September 12, 1914 in Winfield, Kansas to Charles F. Lynn and Lulu Jeanes Lynn, she was summa cum laude graduate from Southwestern College (Winfield) in 1936 and married Hobart F. Mossman the same year.
Following 7 years living in a Chicago suburb, they moved to Dallas where her husband was Head of School at Hockaday School; she became active at Highland Park Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent and Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the AAUW, DAR and PEO (a 70 year member). They were members of the Classic Club and Knife and Fork Club.
They moved to Long Island where she did graduate work and was a math teacher for 18 years in Great Neck and Glen Head schools. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the North Shore Hospital Auxiliary in Manhasset.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Charles F. Lynn, Jr., her husband Dr. Hobart F. Mossman (an educator), and her son Stuart Lynn Mossman (luthier of S.L. Mossman Guitars).
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home in Winfield. Family will greet friends at that time, followed by a 5:00pm interment in Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to the Hot Springs Village Community Foundation Endowment for Education, P.O. Box 8024, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910-8024.
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Glen Eldon Nelson, 85, retired Thourghbred Jockey and rancher died March 16, 2012. His Funeral service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church with interment at the Round Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Monday March 19th at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale from 4pm to 8pm and family will greet from 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of Flowers family suggests donations to “The Boys from the Bushes” by Lou Dean, Oklahoma Heritage Publications fund. This book is historical account of Oklahoma Bush track Jockeys who made it from the bush tracks of Oklahoma to the big time tracks. Donations may be sent to: Wheeler F.H. 803 Loomis- Winfield, Ks. 67156.
Helen “Marie” Sherwood Marten, 95 of Lakepoint- Crestview Assisted Living Center in East Wichita went into her Savior’s arms March 15, 2012. Her Funeral service will be 10:30am Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield. Visitation will be 3:00-8:00pm Friday and family will greet friends from 6:00-7:00 pm at the funeral Home.
Fred William “Bill” Duensing Sr.,, 80 , formerly of Winfield and Wichita died March 9, 2012 at the Lifecare of Andover Center. His memorial service will be 1:30 pm, Friday, March 16, 2012 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield. Inurnment will be following at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.
Glorene Cannon, age 80, formerly of Winfield, passed away March 9, 1012 at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville, Ark. She was born January 10, 1932 in Parsons, Ks to John and Ida (Snyder) Dringenberg. She was raised and educated in Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School in 1950. She attended Labette Community College.
Rev. Dr. Forrest James Robinson, 89, of Winfield died on March 1, 2012 in Winfield. Forrest had a remarkable life. For 64 years he was married to Betty Jean(Matthews) Robinson, who died in December, 2010.
Kenyon Fillmore Martens, age 78, of Winfield, passed away February 26, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
Kenyon enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and retired after 21 years of distinguished service, attaining the rank of Sergant First Class. Among Kenyon’s most memorable assignments was his duty as a U.S. Army recruiter in several Kansas communities. After his Army Service, he worked for KT Oil, KOYY Radio, Jarvis Auto Supply and the Winfield Police Dept.
Preceded in death by his parents, grandson Steven Joe Crank, infant granddaughter Mallory Angel Pletcher.
He is survived by
Alex Almassy, 82, of Winfield died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, February 25, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Inurnment will be at the Highland Cemetery Winfield. Memorials have bee established with the Helping Hands Fund at First United Methodist Church and the Winfield Food pantry.
Ruth M. Ehmke, age 88, of Winfield, passed away February 16, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village. Services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church. Interment to follow in Mt Vernon Cemetery. Visitation, Monday, February 20, 2012, from 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Family will greet friends from 6pm to 7pm. Memorial is to Hospice Care of Kansas and the First United Methodist Church.
Ruth was born July 18, 1923, on a farm south of Meno, OK to Omar Glenn and Mary Elizabeth (Swartz) Bergdall. She attended Forest Home School through 8th grade and graduated from Ames High School in 1940. She earned a two-year teaching certificate from Southwestern College, Winfield, Ks. in 1942 and taught her first year at Hill View, a one room school west of Winfield. While teaching there she met Don Ehmke who was home on furlough from the Army. The following three years, she taught in Wellington, KS and ‘courted’ Don through correspondence.
Ruth married Donald E. Ehmke, June 9, 1946, at Grace Methodist Church in Winfield. He preceded her in death December 28, 2010.
Ruth was a homemaker and farmwife until returning to Southwestern College and earning her four-year degree in 1967. She taught an additional 18 years in Wellington before retiring in 1985.
After retirement, Ruth and Don enjoyed traveling and volunteering, which included mission work in Kentucky and New Mexico. Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Mizpah/Seekers Sunday School Class. Ruth and Don lived on a farm west of Winfield for 61 years, before moving to Cumbernauld Village in 2006.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Don; brothers, Keith and Paul Bergdall, brother –in-laws Chuck Patton, Gerald Ehmke and Lewis Andrews; Sister in laws Mildred Andrews and Jean Ehmke; and 2 niecesShe is survived by Sons; Keith and wife Margaret Ehmke of Maple Grove , MN., Kim Ehmke of Winfield. Daughters Karen Bethune and husband David of Ringgold, GA., Sue Kennedy and husband Charlie of Wichita. Sisters Bertha Patton of Enid, OK, Betty Crabtree and husband Dee of Murfreesboro, TN. Grandchildren; Derek Dinoni, Dan Ehmke and wife Maria, Louis Kennedy, Ashlea Servi and husband Joe; five great grandchildren, four nephews and one niece.
Josephine V. Torrance, 83, of Winfield, passed away February 14, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship at 3725 E. 9th in Winfield. Friends may call at Swisher- Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 2:00-5:30 on Thursday. Interment will be 2:00 pm Friday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka, Kansas. Memorials are established with Big Brothers & Sisters, Cumbernauld Village Employee Fund and Cowley County Humane Society.
Donna Jean Betus, 84, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord in the company of her family on Tuesday, February 7th, at her home in Overland Park, Kansas. Donna was born on September 2, 1927 to Chart (Chick) Lee and Alma Julia (Krueger) McGranahan in Winfield, Ks.
Donna Jean was married three times. With her first husband, Warren S. Combs, she had two sons-Charles Lee and Samuel Kaye. With her second husband, Francis M. Atkins, she was blessed with daughters Teresa Renee and Mitzi Gayle.
Donna Jean worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 36 years. She was proud to have a perfect attendance with that company, starting as a telephone operator in Winfield and transferring to Wichita, Ks. when the Winfield office was closed. While in Wichita she met and married her third husband, James R. Betus.
For over 50 years Donna Jean was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a also a member of the First Baptist Church of Winfield.
Donna Jean enjoyed ballroom dancing, volunteering at Riverside Hospital in Wichita, Ks and traveling with her family. She particularly enjoyed the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Donna Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Chick and Alma, her husbands Warren, Francis, and James; also her two sons, Charles Lee and Sammy Kaye. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Terrie) Winslow and husband, Jeff of Leawood, Ks--Mitzi Weir and husband Kurt of Oklahoma City, Ok., grandchildren Justin Combs of Winfield, Jack and Sam Winslow, Levi and Julia Moreland, and great grandson Zachary Combs.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 10th from 4-8 p.m. at the Swisher Taylor Morris funeral home in Winfield, Ks. and services on Saturday, 10:30am at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. The family requests memorials to Crossroads Hospice, Inc., care of Swisher Taylor Morris Funeral Home, Winfield, Ks.
McCanon, Norma June (Tucker), 88, passed from this world on the evening of Tuesday, February 7, 2012 after a brief illness. She took her last breaths at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by family.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Robert McCanon; children, Pam (Terry) Weaver, Jan (Mike) Horsch, Rob (Tammy) McCanon, Cheryl (Tim) Smith; grandchildren, Janelle (Colin) Duthie, Scott (Katie) Weaver, Sarah Horsch, Rachel Horsch, Leah Horsch, Heather McCanon, Kyle McCanon; and great-grandson, Campbell Duthie; and sister, Wilma Jean Hovland. Predeceased by: parents, Byron and “Dot” Ames Tucker; brother, J.D Tucker; sister, Ruth Tompkins; and infant daughter, Karen Sue McCanon.
Norma was born in Gravette, Arkansas on May 19, 1923. She attended a one room elementary school in Wet Prairie, Arkansas. She graduated from Southwest City Missouri High School in 1942. Her strong moral code and her compassionate and inquisitive character were formed by the influence of her parents and grandparents. Always fascinated by science, Norma pursued a career in nursing. She completed her nursing training in 1952 at the General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. After marrying Ken, the couple moved to Winfield where they opened a general dentistry practice, raised four children, and celebrated more than sixty years of marriage.
Active in the community, Norma was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, Hospital Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Garden Club and numerous other organizations. She will long be remembered for influencing the organization of Meals-On-Wheels initiative in Winfield, KS in 1969, and for her hand-beaded wedding dresses, homemade cinnamon rolls, and amazing green thumb. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose presence will be deeply missed.
Services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, Interment will be at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 2012, from 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Family will greet friends from 6pm to 7:30pm. Memorials can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 300 N. Main Wichita, Ks 67202
Mary “Ellen” Martin,93, died Feb. 5, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village. Interment will be 10:30 am Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. A memorial services will be 1:00 pm Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield.
Gladys I. Owens, 81 of Winfield, Ks. died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield. Visitation will be Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 3:00-5:00pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. Private family interment will be Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Piney Cemetery in rural Jay, Oklahoma. Memorial has been established Harry Hynes Hospice.
Melvin Leroy Blenden, Jr., age 66, of Cedar Vale, Ks died at this home Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. His was born August 16, 1945 in Cedar Vale. His parents were Melvin Leroy Blenden, Sr. and Vada Mae (Herrington) Blenden. He was raised a educated in Cedar Vale. He was a lifetime resident of Chautauqua/ Cowley Co. area.
Arelyn B. Foster, 90, passed away at her home in Winfield January 8, 2012. Friends may sign a memorial book for her on Wednesday, January 11,2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. At the Funeral Home . Graveside services will be held 3:30 pm Thursday, January 12, 2011 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 Friday, January 13, 2012 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, Ks. A memorial has been established in her name William Newton Hospital Auxiliary.Arelyn was born July 8, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas her parents were Joseph Berry and Lula (Bell) Berry. Her mother died at an early age and she was raised in several different communities. After high school she attended a Nursing school and was a registered nurse for ---years in Scottsdale, Az. She moved back to Winfield in1995 where she lived until her death . She attended the Episcopal Church but recently started attending a church group at Cumbernauld Village. She married Riley R. Foster and he precedes her in death in 1987. Her survivors are: Cousin, Donella Kerry of Colorado Springs, CO; Niece, Shari L. Brown & family of Derby, Nephew, James W. Lee & family Bixby, OK, Kirby W. Lee & family of Neodesha, KS
Arleta (Hull) Lundy, 71, passed away at her home in Cambridge, Ks. Sunday, January 8, 2012 after a long illness. Visitation will be Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 3:00-8:00 pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 6:30-7:30 pm Thursday. Private family inurnment later. Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Hospice or to the Choice of the Donor and may be sent C/O Swisher-Taylor & Morris- 803 Loomis- Winfield, KS 67156. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dee B. Lemert, age 91, of Arkansas City, Ks, passed away January 6, 2012 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2:00pm, Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. No visitation. Interment will be in Ozro Falls Cemetery. The memorial is the Wauneta United Methodist Church.
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Allen A. Jones, 62, of Atlanta, KS. died at his home in Atlanta December 24, 2011. His memorial services will be 10:00 Friday, December 30, 2011at the Cambridge Baptist Church.
Donna J. Kahrs, 67, died Monday December 26, 2011 in Winfield, Kansas. Viewing will be Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 3:00-8:00pm with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:30 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. .Inurnment graveside will be 3:00 pm Thursday, December 29 at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Memorial has been established with Rivercross Hospice and American Cancer Society.
Floyd Donald Stuckey died December 23, 2011 at the Wesley Hospital in Wichita. His funeral service will be Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:30 in the First Christian Church in Winfield, Ks. Interment at Highland Cemetery Winfield. Friends may call Wednesday from 3:00-8:00pm and family will greet from 6:30-7:30 at the Funeral Home. Memorial has been established to help defray expenses and can be sent to Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H –803 Loomis- Winfield, KS. 67156.
Lola Viets, 84, of Winfield died on December 15, 2011. Memorial services will be 4pm, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday, December 19, 2011, from 4pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris.
Lola was born November 19, 1927 in rural Cloud County, Kansas to Leslie and Alice (Buckley) Viets. She attended a one-room elementary school, and graduated in 1945 from Clyde (Kansas) High School. In 1949 she graduated from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia and began her teaching career in Hanover, (Kansas) High School.
In the fall of 1954 Lola moved to Winfield where she became the librarian at Winfield High School. By attending school during the summers, she finished her Master’s Degree in Library Science in 1956. In 1996 she retired from working in public schools for forty-seven years. During her retirement years she volunteered with USD 465 and as a fund-raiser for Winfield Habitat for Humanity. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Chapter HK of P.E.O., and a book club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Don Viets, and her sister, Arlene Rockwood. She is survived by her sister, Velma Frazier, and husband, Paul; brother-in-law, Jim Rockwood; sister-in-law, Ruth Viets, six nieces and nephews
Argenia P. O’Neil, age 89, of Winfield, passed away December 14, 2011 at Cumbernauld Village. Services are Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:30 a.m.at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Friday, December 16, 2011; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a social in Fellowship Hall at the church from 9:30 a.m. to service time, on Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials are to Harry Hynes Hospice and First United Methodist Church.
She was born May 15, 1922 to Walter and Laura (Johnson) Christensen, in Buena Vista County, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area graduating from Spencer High School in Spencer, Iowa in 1940.
Irene McKinley, age 92, formerly of Winfield, went home to be with her Lord on December 9, 2011 at Medicalodges in Arkansas City, Kansas. She was born February 21, 1919, in Winfield, the only child of Wm. Youel and Ada L. (Baker) Pickering. Irene was raised and educated in Rock, Akron, and Winfield where she graduated.
Norma Jean Wade, age 84, died Monday, December 12, 2011. She was born June 2, 1927 in the family home located in Grand Summit, Kansas, to Henry and Delilah (Woods) Ballin. Raised and educated in the Cambridge area she graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945. On October 28, 1946, Norma was united in marriage to Robert Dee Wade who preceded her in death (2009). To this union were born three children.
Norma worked as a secretary for J.W. Powers Insurance before returning to school to earn her elementary education degree. A graduate of Cowley County Junior College and Southwestern College where she was selected for The Order of The Mound, Norma was excited to begin her teaching career. As an upper elementary teacher, she taught in both the Moline and Winfield school districts. Upon retirement she continued to enjoy her hobbies of sewing, quilting, traveling, and working for the Lord. Both her natural and church families were very important to her. Norma was a member of the Winfield First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, parents, Henry and Delilah Ballin, and brother Henry Ballin, Jr. Norma is survived by two daughters, Karen (Dale) Morrell of Maize, Ks and Marilyn (Steve) Jones of El Dorado, Ks, a son Henry of Cambridge, Ks, seven grandchildren, Daylene Morrell, Bryan Morrell, Sharon Leister, Brodie Jones, Shane Wade, Jason Keith, Levi Wade, six great grandchildren, and a brother Alvin Ballin of Cambridge, Kansas. A host of family and friends are among those honoring her memory.Services for Norma J. Wade will be Saturday, December 17, 2011, 2:00pm at the Grenola Christian Church. Rev. Wallace Wartick will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, December 16, 2011 from 4pm to 8 pm; family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Arlene Dunbar Veatch, 78, of Winfield passed away at her home Monday, December 12, 2011. Her graveside service will be Friday, 2:00pm, December 16,2011 at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield. No Visitation.
Richard Lee Warren, DVM, 88, of 1003 Alexander, Winfield, KS died Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield. Services will be 1:00pm Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Interment at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, KS. Friends may call Monday from 3:00- 8:00pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home Family will greet from5:30 – 7:00. Memorial have been established with First Presbyterian Church.
Carrol E. Harris, age 99, of Winfield, formerly of Burden passed away November 16, 2011 at the Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Services are 10:30am, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Burden. Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH from 3pm to 7pm, family will greet friends from 5pm to 6pm. Interment will be in the Burden City Cemetery. Memorials are the First Baptist Church of Burden and the Burden Senior Center.
He was born September 1, 1912 in Burden to Charles and Mary(Lauppe) Harris. He was raised and educated in Burden graduating from Burden High School in 1930.
Preceded in death by five brothers, infant son Charles and 3 infant sisters.He is survived by Son; Jim and wife Marie Harris of Winfield. Daughters; Wanda Rigsby of Houston, Tx. Jeanie Krug of Winfield. 7 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and numerous gr-great grandchildren.
Melba ‘Maxine’ Magnus, was born June 27, 1927 to John Harlan and Annie (Cochran) Duncan. She was the 8th of 9 children. She was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale area and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1946 and in May of 2011, celebrated her 65th class reunion.
She married Earl Eugene Magnus on May 29, 1947 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage.
She began working for Aging Projects/Friendship Meals in 1981 and retired as the manager of the Cedar Vale Friendship Meals in 2007. She also worked for Sedan Floral for several years as a flower consultant.
Maxine was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher at he church for almost 25 years. She is the president of the Kemp Barnes American Legion Auxiliary Unit #201 in Cedar Vale. She was also active in the past as a 4H leader for the Cedar Vale Go-Getters 4-H Club, a Girl Scout Leader and was also a past member of “Social Hour” and “The Friendship Club” She was also Grand Marshall of the 2007 Cedar Vale Labor Day Parade.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, in June 1997, her parents and siblings John Wesley Duncan, Cecil Duncan, Bertha Bohannon, Gladys Krout, Lucille Swarts, Myrtle Harp, Daisy Dyke and Patsy Ellen Bailey.
Children; Ragena Dobney, Randy & Eldonna Magnus and Marcia Magnus: 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren survive her.
Lawrence (Larry) F. Bogle passed away on November 2nd, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Larry was born in Ticonderoga New York on 7/22/1958 to Frederick L. Bogle and Florence A. Hayford. Larry attended school in Hague and Ticonderoga New York. At this point Larry would want us to clarify the fact that he was born and raised in beautiful upstate New York, NOT New York City. Larry joined the United States army and served from 1975 -1981.
Services are Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:30am at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH Chapel. No visitation. Friends may sign register book during regular business hours on Friday. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association
Fern E. Feese, age 90, of Winfield, passed away October 19, 2011 at Winfield Rest haven
She is survived by daughters; Connie Bryant of Tupelo, Ms., Sharon and husband Clint Hall of Seguin, Tx. Grandchildren; Greg and wife Audrey Feaster, Jeff and wife Darla Feaster, Karla and husband David Landrum, Teresa Lynn Bryant and husband Darren.Great grandchildren; Atlanta Hutchins, Ashley, Hopkins, Rebekah Feaster, McKinley Feaster, Lindsey Landrum, Ashley Schmidt, Callie Feaster, Jackson Feaster, Hunter Feaster. Two great – great grandchildren.
June A. Miller, age 85, of Winfield passed away October 21, 2011 at the Wm.Newton Memorial Hospital.
She married John Miller in 1948; he passed away November 12, 1999.
She is survived by Son Russ and wife Pennie Miller of Winfield. Daughter Sherry and Dave Bowman of Rock. 5 grand children, 1 great grandchildPreceded in death by son Buddy, 8 sisters and 2 brothers
A.V. ‘Barney’ Lundy, age 84, of Cambridge, passed away October 18, 2011 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.
There will be no public services. There will be visitation, Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 3pm to 8pm. Family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Memorials are donor’s choice.
Barney was born June 24, 1927 to Howard K. and Lucille (Ryan) Lundy. He was raised and educated in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1945.
Patsy Ellen Bailey, 80, of Cedar Vale, Kansas died at the Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale, Kansas . Interment will be at Cedar Vale City Cemetery. Memorial has been established with: Cedar Vale Friendship Meals. Friends may call from 4:00 -7:00 pm Wednesday at the Wheeler funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Family will greet from 6:00-7:00pm at the Funeral Home.
Ann E. Davies, age 72, of Winfield, passed away October 15, 2011 at the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:30pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home.
Ann was born November 30, 1938 in Cleveland, OH to Vernon H and Mary (Gmeindl) Wainwright. She was raised and educated in Cleveland, graduating from East High School in January of 1957. She later received a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Education from Wichita State University.
Marion Paul Mathews, 91, of Winfield, passed away October 13, 2011 at Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday, October 17, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel. Interment at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00-7:00 pm and family will greet from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials have been established with the Legacy Foundation and the H. L. Snyder Memorial Research Institute both in Winfield.
Known to his friends as Paul, was born May 25, 1920 in Winfield, KS, the son of William A. and Ethel P (Jameson) Mathews. He grew up on a farm north of Cambridge, KS.
After graduating from Cambridge High School and Pittsburg State Teachers’ College, he volunteered for service in the Army Air Force. After completing pilot training, he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant. As a B-24 four-engine bomber pilot, he joined the 431st Squadron of the Seventh Air Force. The airplane assigned to him was equipped with both regular and radar bombsites, one of only a handful of radar equipped planes in WWII. He flew combat missions out of Guam, Saipan and Okinawa with the later missions over Japan and the China coast.
Upon being discharged as a 1st Lieutenant, he entered law school and received a law degree from the University of Kansas. Thereafter he practiced law in Winfield for about forty-five years. At the time of his retirement he was senior partner in the law firm Mathews, Taylor and Krusor. He was elected to four terms in the Kansas House of Representatives and while there served as Chairman of the Assessment and Taxation Committee. He later served as Chairman of the State Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee. He was city attorney for Udall from 1955 to 1980, and served as president of the Winfield Chamber of Commerce from 1981 to 1982. Paul enjoyed piloting his own plane for a number of years.On June 28, 1947, he and Florence (Polly) T. Pozorski were married in Monterey, Indiana. His wife of the home, daughter Cheryl Gentry and husband Darrell of Independence, Kansas, grandsons Todd Gentry and Brian Gentry and wife Suzanne and great grandchildren Anna and Paul Gentry, all of Winfield, survive him. Other surviving family include his niece Lucille Bailey and husband Don of Burden and nephews Geoff and Mike Mathews, Tom and Robert Jones as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert (Bob) Mathews, sisters Neva Triplett, Lola Jones and Phyllis Mathews, half sisters Flossie Taylor and May Neilson and half brother Ray Mathews.
Willeva R. Van Sickle, 91 formerly of Burden, Ks. died Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. Her Funeral service will be 10:30 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Burden Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Burden City Cemetery. Family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Burden Baptist Church Building Fund.
Douglas L. Wright
Douglas L. Wright, age 62, of Winfield, passed away October 4, 2011 at the Via Christ-St. Teresa Hospital in Wichita.
A luncheon in his honor for family and close acquaintances will be given, 12:00pm, Saturday October 8, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. The family will greet friends from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Winfield Habitat for Humanity.
He was born July 25, 1949, in Kansas City, KS, to Harold B. and Mary Louise (Besser) Wright. He was raised and educated in Kansas City and graduated from Turner High School in 1968.
Gary “Butch” Pickering, 68, of Winfield, Kansas, formerly of Crown Point, Indiana, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on October 4, 2011.
Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS IN 67202-3805 and William Newton Healthcare Foundation, 1305 E. 5th Street, Winfield, KS. 67156.
Graduated from Lawrenceville, IL High School and DeVry Technical Institute. He worked as an Instrument Technician for Marathon Pipeline for 17 years. In 1984 Butch purchased Hammond Mufflers, Inc. in Hammond, IN. Butch was committed to community involvement in the Hessville/Hammond area for 23 years, retiring and selling the business to long-time faithful employee, Richard Spinks.Butch loved the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. His hobbies included golf and trap shooting. After moving to Kansas in 2008, Butch became a regular at the Winfield Senior Citizens Center where he enjoyed playing cards and fellowship. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Winfield, and the Methodist Men’s Breakfast Club. Survived by his wife Cheryl (Sherri) Walsh Pickering, Winfield KS; daughter, Amy Schulze, Lafayette, IN; son, Rob Pickering, Winfield, KS; three granddaughters, Kelsey Schulze, Wichita KS, Jordan and Stephanie Schulze, Lafayette; two grandsons, Grandon and Gavin Pickering, Winfield, KS; brothers, Dr. Robert (Marianne) Pickering, Tulsa, OK and Duane (Liz) Pickering, Pueblo, CO; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Judy Mieure, Findlay, OH. five nieces, one nephew and many cousins throughout the USA.
Sophia Edna Black Duncan arrived at her heavenly home on September 26th, 2011 in Crescent City, CA. She was born on July 31, 1914 in Waynesville, MO to Lewis V. Black and Clara Alice Pipkin Black. Sophia was raised in Winfield, KS and was saved at a tent revival at age 10.
Earl Lloyd Jenkins, age 86 of Winfield, passed away September 20, 2011 at the Kansas Veteran’s Home.
Services will be Monday, September 26, 2001, 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Douglass. Visistation will be Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 1pm to 3pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris in Winfield. Interment will be in Douglass City Cemetery. Memorials are to the Hollis Boys Home and the Douglass Senior Center.
He was born December 21, 1924 in Coffeyville, Ks to Samuel E. and Ruth A.(Vickery) Jenkins. The family moved to Emporia where he was raised and educated, also spending sometime in Manhattan.
He was member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Thelma Marie Stoabs, age 86, of Winfield passed away September 13, 2011 at Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 10:30am, Friday, September 16, 2011 at the First Christian Church. Visitation will be Thursday September 15, 2011 at the funeral home from 3pm to 8pm. Family will greet friends from 6pm to 7pm. Memorials are to the Boy Scouts of America, Wm. Newton Hospital Foundation.
She was born October 22, 1924 in Cherokee, OK. to Charles Lloyd and Beatrice(Hatch) Branson. She was raised and educated in Alfalfa County, before moving to the Cowley County area in the 1940’s.
She is survived by Sons; Jim and wife Terri Stoabs of Winfield. John and Maurica Stoabs of Winfield. Steven Stoabs of Winfield. Daughters, Laura Ann and husband Donnie Butler of Winfield. Rhynell Karr of Winfield. Brother, Billy Branson of Venita, OK. Sister in law, Barbara Branson of Ark City, KS.
Glorine Kittelson age 86, of Winfield, died at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield September 5, 2011.
Ira Wesley ‘Wes’ Mills, age 52, of Winfield, passed away August 27, 2011 at his home.
He was born December 2, 1958 in Los Angeles, Ca. to Marvin E. and Doris Jean(Franklin) Mills. He was raised and educated in the Los Angeles area, graduating from John Muir High School in 1976.
He worked as a plumber and a gardener for many years in the Los Angeles area. He moved to Winfield in 1998 where he worked for his cousin Boyd with Barkus Construction. He recently worked locally in several restaurants, Kathryn’s, Bleu’s and Beiderman’s.
He enjoyed being outside, helping out on the farm, and spending time with family and friends.
Martha Jeanne Liermann, age 79, of Winfield, passed away Friday August 19, 2011 at her home. Memorial services will be 10:30am, Monday, August 22nd at the Winfield First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will precede the memorial service at Highland Cemetery. Memorial is the First United Methodist Church.
Martha Jeanne was born in Winfield, February 23, 1932 to Earl and Ernestine Brant. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1950. While in high school she played the piano for the choirs, and was also Y Teen president. Following high school she married Harry Liermann, August 5, 1950 in Bentonville, AK. Harry preceded her in death January 25, 1996.
Martha Jeanne was a bookkeeper by trade. Through the years she worked at Edward B. Stephensons; Winfield Plumbing and Heating; USD 465 office of the Superintendent. She was part owner of the Hanger and Wardrobe. She and Harry also owned a Montgomery Wards store.
Martha Jeanne was an original founder of Hospice in Winfield. She was a member of Mothers for a New School and a fifty year member of PEO and was a founding member of Chapter HK of PEO. Her legacy will be her unconditional devotion to her family and friends. She cared deeply for them and was always willing to help in any way she could. He hobbies included playing mahjong, tole painting, cooking and reading. She volunteered in the church office for 20 years.
In addition to husband Harry, her brother Bill and wife Pat Brant, and their son, Billy, preceded her in death.
She is survived by; Brother – Dean and wife Delois of Phoenix, AZ. Their son Bob and wife Susie, also of Phoenix. Martha Jeanne’s niece Sherry and husband Steve Kromka and son Billy, all of Denver, CO. Sons – Craig Liermann of Winfield, Chris and wife Julie Liermann of Olathe, KS. Daughter – Jane Kaufman and husband Chris of Winfield. Four grandchildren - John Kaufman of Wichita, Caroline Kaufman of Winfield, Alexandria Kaufman of Olathe and Mitchell Liermann of Olathe. Nieces and nephews on the Liermann side include Linda Deal, Terry Priest, Laura Christian, Jeff Priest, Maria Kerr and Julia Berk. She is also survived by friends Alex and Rosemary Almassey and L.L. Liermann of WinfieldMartha Jeanne was much loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Glen E. Sinclair, 86 of Cedar Vale, KS died at the Pleasant Valley Nursing home in Sedan, July 23, 2011. His memorial service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 10:00am at the Pavilion in the Park at Cedar Vale. Private family inurnment will be at later date. Memorials have been established with Rivercross Hospice or the Park Pavilion in Cedar Vale.
Wheeler F. H. – Cedar Vale, Ks. in charge of services
Biffle D. Gordon, age 100, formerly of Cedar Vale, passed away July 8, 2011 at Winfield Rest Haven.
She was born October 29, 1910 in the Indian Nation at Bristow, OK to Wiley Evans and May Moore. She had lived at Winfield Rest Haven since 2005, previously living at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Verona A. Buchele of Raytown, Missouri died Monday, July 4, 2011 in Sedalia, Missouri.
The daughter of Paul and Helen Buchele, she was born on December 24, 1942 in Cedar Vale, Kansas.
Verona enjoyed softball and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. She loved her lake home and took great pleasure in hosting friends and family with rides on her pontoon boat. Her great nieces and other children enjoyed the latest lake toys that were always waiting for them to enjoy. She served as Vice President of the Wanta Linga Sub Division Home Owners Association the Lake of the Ozarks.
After graduating from Kansas State University in 1964 she taught school in Russell, Kansas, then worked as an executive for Camp Fire Girls and retired from Amoco in after a long career. Verona remained close to her former Camp Fire Girls (Camp Fire USA) co-workers and recently returned from a reunion in Iowa.
She is survived by her best friend, Norma Rowland, Raytown, MO; her brother, Kenneth Buchele and his wife, Marilyn, Emporia, Kansas; a niece, Amy Buchele Ash, Lawrence Kansas; a nephew, Bradley Buchele, Lake Waukomis, MO and two great nieces.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, July 8th at the First Baptist Church, Cedar Vale, Kansas. Burial in Ozro Falls.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Floral Hills Funeral Home & Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO. 64133Memorial contributionsmay be sent to the Camp Hitaga, Camp Fire USA Iowana Council, PO Box 10075, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410 or the First Baptist Church, Cedar Vale, KS or may be sent to Swisher-Taylor-Morris Funeral Home, 803 Loomis Street, Winfield, KS 67156.
Nita Alice Wilson, age 89, passed away June 8, 2011 at Cumbernauld Village. Services will be held Monday, June 13, 2011, 9:30am at the Swisher-Taylor& Morris Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home. Family will greet friends from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. The memorial is for the Tisdale United Methodist Church or Harry Hynes Hospice.
Billie “Bill” Jim McKinley, age 83,of Winfield, passed away June 5, 2011, at the Medicalodge East of Arkansas City. Services will be Saturday, 10:30am at the First Christian Church, The register book will be available
Terry G. Stevens, age 60, of Cedar Vale, passed away May 25, 2011 at the Sedan City Hospital. He was born in October 30, 1950 in Great Bend, Ks to Alvin M. and Irma Jean. (Pryor) Stevens. The family moved to Fremont, Ca. when he was young. He attended local schools and graduated from Fremont High School in 1968.
He is survived by wife Patsy of the home, his parents Alvin and Irma Jean Stevens of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, brother Richard Stevens (Lynda) of Cedar Vale, Sister Nancy Thornbrugh of Bonners Ferry ID. Preceded in death by brother-in-law Mike Thornbrugh.
He was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews
Visitation will be Wed. June 1, 2011, from 4pm to 7pm at Wheelers Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Graveside services will be 1:00pm on the Little Cemetery in Little, OK on Thursday June 2, 2011. The memorial is the American Lung Assoc.
Seltha Lorain Dorsch went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 27, 2011 surrounded by family at the home of her daughter Karen and under the care of Hospice..
Seltha and Dan were married December 18, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. They lived in El Paso, Texas after their marriage as Dan recuperated from injuries received in WWII. They moved to Hooker, Oklahoma in 1948. Seltha was involved in many activities at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hooker B Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school secretary. She and Dan brought their neighborhood children with them to Sunday school and church. She enjoyed cooking, canning and loved her family and providing a good home for them. She was also very active in mission work.
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com Visitation will be Tuesday May 31, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH from 3pm to 8pm, family will be present from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Joan Conrod passed away at home on Monday, May 23, 2011 surrounded by her immediate family. Joan Conrod was born in Beloit, Kansas on April 27, 1928 to Earl and Grace Mercer. She was the seventh of ten children. She was raised in Wellington from the age of seven and graduated from Wellington High School in 1946. She attended Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winfield and graduated in 1950. She married James R. Conrod on November 19, 1949.
During her career as a registered nurse, Mrs. Conrod worked at Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital for 13 years. During eight of those years, she served as Director of Nursing Service. She spent the rest of her career at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center before retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service.
Conrod was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church where she has served as an ordained elder and deacon. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the Murray Sunday School Class, Mariners, Janet Hodson Circle, Tuesday at Ten Bible Study, the Glad Tidings Crew, and was a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Woman. In 1994, she was honored as the Outstanding Presbyterian Woman. She was a former member and president of the Whittier PTA, a founder of the WHS Advisory Board and a Cub Scout leader. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority since 1952 and the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, serving many years as president of the organization. Habitat for Humanity, CASA of Cowley County and Safe Homes appreciated her ability to sell tickets and many times sold over 100 tickets for each program.
Survivors include daughters Connie Bland and her husband John, Alba, Texas, Becky Jack, Andover, Karen Metz, Prairie Village, Linda Groth and her husband Bob, Ponca City, OK, and one son Major David Conrod and his wife Amy of Marietta, GA. Six grandsons, Aaron Jack and his wife Anne of Andover, Captain Scott Metz and his wife Erica of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Greg Metz and his wife Lindsay of Prairie Village, David Jack and his wife Ashlee of Roeland Park, and Matthew and Christopher Conrod of Marietta, GA. Great grandchildren include Brittany, Simon, Ana and Maxwell Metz and Kate, Claire, and Ella Jack. Surviving siblings include Mary Jo Powers of Winfield, Betty Doherty of Mission, and Richard Mercer of Lawrence, and 74 nieces and nephews. Her husband of 56 years, James, died on August 29, 2006. Brothers Harold, Bob, and Bill Mercer and sisters Ruth Mercer, Margaret Puls and Dorothy Pompeo also preceded her in death.
Cremation has been effected and the memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Winfield. A memorial has been established with the 1st Presbyterian Church Discretionary Fund in Winfield. The family will accept condolences from friends in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the funeral service.
William ‘Bill’ G. Whitson, age 73, formerly of Oxford, passed away May 15, 2011 at the Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Inurnment services will be Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 10:30am in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, with Military Honors. Memorials are to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
He was born June 14, 1937 in Winfield, KS to Gerald and Margaret (Muret) Whitson. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1956.
He is survived by Sons: Marty Whitson of Wellington, KS, Derek Whitson of Oxford, KS, and Jason Whitson of Phoenix, AZ. Daughter: Summer Whitson of Springfield, MO. Sisters: Frances Yoder of San Francisco, CA., Phyllis Ryan of Lansing, NY. And Kay Lumbert of Winfield.
Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Margaret, wife Donna Steffen, and daughter Tina Catlin.
Frederick “Fred” G. Bard , 98, died at Winfield Rest haven Center May 16, 2011. His graveside service will be 11:30am, Thursday, May 19, 2011at Highland Cemetery. Friends wishing to sign a registry book early may do so Wednesday from 9:00- 5:00pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. A memorial has bee established with The First Christian Church of Winfield and Winfield Rest Haven. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
He married Susie Marie Marts April 6, 1932 and she preceded him in death Nov. 11, 1981. He is survived by: Nieces and Nephews.
Judith Elaine Armstrong Agnew, age 66 of Winfield, passed away April 19, 2011 at Cumbernauld Village. She was born August 18, 1944 to Joseph and Mary Virginia (Alford) Armstrong. She attended Hyde Elementary School in Wichita and graduated from Kemper Hall in Kenosha, WI. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Omaha University in Omaha, NE. and University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
Joel Lewis Sowder, 32, passed away at his home in Winfield on April 19, 2011. His memorial service will be Friday 10:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. Inurnment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Memorials have been established with Southwinds Res-Care and may be sent to Swisher-Taylor & Morris F H-803 Loomis- Winfield, Ks Condolences may be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
David C. (Dave) Warren, 84 retired teacher, coach & athletic official passed away April 18, 2011. His memorial services will be Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist in Winfield with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall with Private family inurnment. Friends may sign a registry book Wednesday from 3- 8:00pm and family will greet friends from 6-8:00 pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H.
Leo Pius Selenke, 75, of Warsaw, MO formerly of Winfield died April 6, 2011 at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, MO. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel followed by a rosary which will be said 7:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris chapel in Winfield. Burial Mass will be 10:30 am , Monday, April 11, 2011 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Internment will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials have been established with St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Warsaw, MO and American Lung Association.
He was preceded in death by: Son Leo Michael Selenke, brother John and sister Elenora Selenke and granddaughter, Courtney Brewer.
Leonard O. Richardson, 82, died April 1, 2011, as the result of an accident on the family farm west of Winfield. Leonard was born to Glenn William and Mary Elizabeth (Newlon) Richardson on Aug. 28, 1928, at home in Kingman County. He was the eighth of eight children.
Stephen R. Brown, age 64, of Winfield, passed away March 30, 2011 at this home. Services will be at the Maple City Community Church, Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:00am, with a lunch to follow. Pastor Norman Reeves will officiate. Inurnment will be at later date at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co. He was born September 23, 1946 in Dallas TX to Richard Leroy and Corrie Anna (McBee) Brown.
Proceeded in death by his parents and daughter Jessica Nicole Brown.
He is survived by
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Mabel M. (Kent) Mitchell, age 96, of Winfield, passed away March 30, 2011 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be Monday, April 4, 2011, 2pm at the Union Graham Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2011 from 9pm to 4pm at the funeral Home, and Monday from 9:00am to noon.
She is survived by
Clifford H. Johnson, 90 of Winfield died at his home 1805 Manning March17, 2011. His Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield. Interment will be following at Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery in Winfield. Memorial is the Alzheimer Assc.
Kern Gordon passed away early Sunday morning, March 13, 2011, at Cimbernauld Village. He was 91 years old. Kern was an owner of a local manufacturing company and a long time supported of Southwestern College. His funeral services will be 12:00(noon) Friday, March 18, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, KS. Interment is at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Memorials have been established with Southwestern College, First United Methodist Church and William Newton Hospital Auxiliary both of Winfield, KS. He was born September 19, 1919, in Cascade, Montana, the child of Merrill and Edith Gordon, raised on a cattle ranch that is now operated by his nephew, Steven. While attending Montana State College, the lure of becoming an officer in the Army Air Corp resulted in quitting college and signing up for an Army career. While in training in the state of Washington in 1941, he met Betty Deardorff and in a few months they were married, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past November 29.Gordon graduated from Oregon State College in 1946 and moved his young family to start his engineering career in Butte, Montana with an engineering company. He stayed only 3 years, leaving in 1949 with business partner Bill Piatt to settle in Winfield to start Gordon and Piatt, a gas burner company. They sold gas burners both national and internationally. With a merger in 1971 it became Peabody, Gordon and Piatt. After his retirement from the firm in 1984, he became involved in waste heat recovery from broilers and served as president of Heatmizer, Inc.Serving as a navigator of the famed bomber “Shanghai Lil” during World War II, his B-17 plane was shot down over Italy. With Kern navigating, the airplane landed in Turkey where he was interned until released in an exchange of internees between the German and British embassies. He ended his active army career as a Lt. Col and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.Kern loved flying. He bought his first airplane shortly after arriving in Winfield in 1950. He and Bette flew throughout the United States on business and pleasure and often flying to the Bahamas where they liked to vacation. He flew until he was in his late eighties, when a heart condition grounded him. As for playing golf, Saturday at 1:00pm was his tee time with his buddies JJ Banks, Jim Barnthouse and Bill Taylor. Golf was also part of most vacations.
Vic McClung, 59 was born September 30, 1951 to Irvin and Gracie McClung. He was a life-long resident of Winfield, KS. Vic attended Tannehill School, a one-room school house, for elementary school. He graduated from Winfield High School with the class of 1969, Cowley Community College in 1971, and Emporia State University where he was a part of the Acacia Fraternity in 1973. ESU is where he met his wife Jan, also from Winfield. They married May 18, 1974.
Maxine Hock Tracy, 94, of Ardmore, OK died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. The service will be Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at The Argonia, KS, Cemetery Chapel at 2:00 pm. Friends may view the deceased at the Cemetery Chapel before the service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to: Snyder Research Foundation, 1407 Wheat Rd., Winfield, KS 67156
Lucille King Jarvis, 97, of Cumbernauld Village died March 2, 2011. Her Funeral service will be 10:30 am Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, KS. Interment at Highland Cemetery and a Memorial has been established with First United Methodist Church in Winfield in Lieu of flowers.
She was preceded in death by a son: David; brothers, John King of Winfield, Don King of Wichita, Harold King of Phoenix and David King of Long Island, New York. She is survived by; Son and wife, Steve & Denise Jarvis of Parker, CO; Daughter and husband, Joan & Larry Henry of Tulsa, OK; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Phyllis C. Jay, age 71, of Sedan, passed away February 19, 2011 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Center in Sedan. She was born October 13, 1939 in Denver, CO. She was adopted by Archie(Jack) and Gertrude(Hern) Bagley in Salina, KS.
Proceeded in death by her parents and son Art.
Daughter, J. Waller, Son Hunter Jay, sister Maxine Lawrenson, 5 nieces and 1 nephew, survives her.
Inurnment services will take place at later date in the Beverly Cemetery, in Beverly, KS.
Memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Coffeyville, KS.Wheeler Funeral Home in charges of services
Natividad (Nati)Barron, age 90, of Winfield, passed away February 18, 2011 at Good Samaritan.
Preceded in death by daughters Theresa Anthony, Juanita Barron, son
She is survived by
13 Grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 6 gr-great grandchildren.Rosary Service will take place Sunday, February 20, 2011, 7 pm at the Holy Name Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 6pm til service time at the Church. Burial Mass will be Monday, February 21, 2011, 10:30am at Holy Name. Interment will be in St.-Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are to Alzheimer’s Association.
Sarah Jean Scott Warren, 86,1003 Alexander, Winfield, Kansas, died February 10, 2011.
n 1951, Jean moved to Winfield with her husband, Richard, who began to practice veterinary medicine as a partner of Dr. Thomas Allison. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, Chapters CU and HK of P.E.O., Hypatia, and Coffee Club. During the years and in each of these organizations she held many official positions. In 2006 she was named Presbyterian Women's Woman of the Year and felt that mis was the culmination of a life of service and faith. Church, family, friends and community formed the core of her life in Winfield.
Survivors of the immediate family include her husband, Dr. Richard Warren, and her children, Linda Jackson and husband, David, Fort Scott, Kansas, Dr. Kip Warren and wife, Andrea, and Sarah Warren, Winfield, Kansas. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Edie Jackson, Kansas City, Kansas, Kip Jackson, Kansas City, Kansas, Quinn Warren, New York, New York, and Scott Warren, Denton, Texas.
D. Lanore (Gottlob) Berrie, age 90, of Winfield passed away February 7, 2011, at Cumbernauld Village. Services will be 10:30am, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH in Winfield. Visitation, Friday 1pm to 5pm, family will greet from 3pm to 4pm, at the funeral home. Interment in Tannehill Cemetery. Norman Reeves will officiate. Memorials are to Alzheimer Association 347 S. Laura Wichita, Ks. 67211or donor's choice.
Lanore was born February 13, 1920 in Winfield to Roy and Verna (Godfrey) Gottlob. She was raised on a farm southwest of Winfield. She attended rural elementary schools, attended Winfield High School for 2 years, and then attended Arkansas City High School where she graduated in 1939.
Mary Gwen Fitzgerald, 79, Winfield, Ks., died at the William Newton Hospital, Monday, January 31, 2011. Her services are 10:30am, Monday, February 7, 2011 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. Visitation 8:30am to service time, Monday at the funeral home. Condolences made be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
She is survived by her guardian of many years, Rochelle Begeman of Ark City, Ks. and many friends.
INTERMENT: Private interment in Burden City Cemetery
MEMORIAL: Kansas Jaycees Cereal Palsy Ranch
Charles E. Cowdrey, 77, passed away at his home January 18, 2011 with his wife Nancy and family by his side. Memorial celebration will be held Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:30am, at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, KS. Following the service a reception will be held for friends and family at Fellowship Hall at the church.
Ronald “Ron” Bauer, 75, of Winfield died January 16, 2011 in Wichita, KS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield, KS. Visitation is 3:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris F.H. in Winfield. The family will be present to greet from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Family inurnment will be Thursday at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.
Ron was born July 19, 1935 in Yankton, SD. His parents were Hugo and Ruth V. (Smith) Bauer. He was raised and educated in Springfield, SD graduating in 1953. He was in High School ROTC and joined the Navy after graduation serving in the Korean War Era 1953-55 and spent 4 more years in the reserves. He attended South State Teachers College in Springfield graduating in 1959. He was Principal, Teacher and Coach at White, SD then Principal & Coach at Little Falls, MN and at Armour, SD. During this time he completed his Masters in Education at Brookings, SD. In 1966 Ron, Ardis, and Family moved to Winfield where Ron was Business Manager at St. John’s College. After St. John’s he taught 19 years in the public school as a math teacher. One year at Wellington Middle School, then 18 years at Winfield Middle School and Winfield High School retiring in 1997.
Derreck T. David, age 18, of Winfield passed away January 9, 2011. He was born October 20, 1992 in Wichita, Ks. to David Drum and Crystle Cox. He recently obtained his high school diploma in Topeka, Ks.
Preceded in death by sister Ashley Drum
He is survived by
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VISITATION: 10:00am to service time, Monday January 17, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Winfield.
INTERMENT: Highland CemeteryMEMORIAL: Cowley County Humane Society
Kenneth A. Brothers was born May 21, 1921, in Winfield, Kansas to Arthur and Edith (Husted) Brothers. He graduated from Frog Hollow grade school, Winfield High School class of 1939 and Southwestern College. He farmed in the Frog Hollow and Tisdale areas. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942. He was a pilot of B-24 and B-17’s in the Eighth Air Force in England. He was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
He was a member of the Tisdale United Methodist Church serving on the official board for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion and a board member of the Winfield Farmers Co-op. In 1942, he married Veneta Reimer in Sterling, Kansas. She died in 1978. In 1979, he married Phyllis Schneider in Wichita.
Survivors are his wife, Phyllis of the home. Daughter Patricia Hill and husband Robert of Partridge, Kansas. Step-daughter, Rebecca Cummings and husband Mark of Appleton, Wisconsin. Step-grandchildren, Erin, Andrew, and Amy Cummings.
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SERVICES: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 10:00am, at Tisdale United Methodist Church
VISITATION: Friday, January 14, 2011, 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH.
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery
MEMORIALS: Tisdale United Methodist Church
Betty Lou Hamm, 74, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at her home in Winfield. Her Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Tisdale United Methodist Church with Interment at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Friends may call Tuesday from 3:00- 7:00pm with family greeting from 4:30-5:30pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
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Elaine A. Hanshaw, 81, of Winfield Rest Haven died there Wednesday, January 6, 2011. Her Funeral Services will be Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:30am at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield with private family burial at the Highland Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by daughter Linda (Hanshaw) Nixon and sister Leora Merry.
Donald E. Ehmke, 94, died December 28, 2010 in Winfield. His Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10:30 am the First United Methodist Church in Winfield with Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery West of Winfield. Memorials have been established with Habitat for Humanity or Hope Fund at Cumbernauld Village. Friends may call Monday From 3:00-8:00 pm family will greet from 6:00-7:00 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.
Seth James Burgess Gould, 25, is an organ transplant donor with Midwest Organ Transplant. On Saturday, December 11th, at 12:46pm, his precious heart stopped beating at Via Christy St. Francis Campus in Wichita, Ks
Other survivors include: Brothers; Joseph Burgess of Derby, Jeremiah Trout and his father, Rod Trout, of Winfield and Tyler Gould of Winfield. Step brothers; Jessie Callison of Arkansas City, Brandon Bratcher of Arkansas City and Jason Haunschild of Wichita. Sisters; Adrian Burgess of Arkansas City and Alba Davis of Winfield. Step sister; Jennifer Davis of Edmond, OK. Grandparents; James Burgess of Haysville, Tom Gould of Chester OK, Shirley Gould of Arkansas City and Naomi Davis of Winfield. Godfather; Garfield Bethel of Winfield. Great Grandmother; Ogureta Horrocks of Winfield.
Seth is preceded in death by his grandmother: Kay burgess and grandfather: Harroll Davis, and by BLAZE.
Almedia Greever, 96, of Winfield, died December 9, 2010 at at Cumbernauld
Lois Maurine Carson Livengood, 92, passed away December 10, 2010. Born in 1918 the daughter of local baker Thomas J. Carson and his wife, Pearl, she lived in Winfield, through her school years graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA degree in Sociology and Education from Southwestern College in 1939.
She was a teacher in the elementary school in Plains, Kansas, for two years until her marriage to Rev. Vern D. Livengood in 1941, and also taught fifth grade in Liberal, Kansas, from 1970 to 1975.
Lois served actively as a Methodist minister’s wife in her husband’s pastorates throughout central and western Kansas including Burden, Lindsborg, Scott City, Wichita –Bethany, Wellington, Concordia, Liberal and Anthony. Upon retirement in 1980, the Livengoods returned home to Winfield where they were active in community volunteer activities and Grace United Methodist Church. Lois contributed her many talents to the choir, education and music programs, women’s groups and kitchens of each of these churches.
At an early age, she learned to play the piano and accompanied her mother who was often invited to sing solos in the community. She was the pianist or organist at several of the churches they served. Also a skilled cellist, she played with orchestras at WHS, Southwestern College, Bethany College in Lindsborg, and Seward Community College in Liberal.
Vern and Lois moved their residence to Cumbernauld Village in 1995. She survived Vern who passed away in April 2001 after 60 years of marriage. They appreciated their long full lives and God’s constant Presence with them, the love and support of their children and their families and the multitude of friends in all the communities in which they were privileged to live.
John ‘Steve’ Glasgow, age 62, died,December 8, 2010 at Medical Lodge East in Arkansas City. His funeral service will be Saturday, December 11, 2010, 1:00pm at Swisher Taylor & Morris Chapel. Interment in Tannehill Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the NRA. Visitation will be Friday, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm; at Swisher Taylor & Morris.
Steve was born October 1, 1948 in Wellington, Ks., his parents were John Fred and Eldena(Carpenter) Glasgow. He was a 1962 graduate of W H S and attended Cowley County Community College. He worked at General Electric as a mechanic and in maintenance, retiring in November of 2008 after 32 ½ years.
He was a avid hunter and fisherman. He held a lifetime membership in the NRA. He was a member of the Winfield VFW and American Legion, also the NHRA(National Hot Rod Association). A Vietnam era Navy Veteran, he served on the USS Canberra, CA-70 Cruiser.
He is survived by
Long time Companion Dolores Hayes of Arkansas City
Betty Jean was born on April 4, 1922 in Anthony, Kansas to Charles W. and Inazetta (Barr) Matthews. In 1928 her family moved to Winfield. She attended Winfield Schools and graduated from Winfield High School in 1940. She graduated from Southwestern College in 1944, where she was Moundbuilder Queen, Homecoming Queen and May Queen. She was an accomplished musician on the flute and piano throughout her life.
Betty Jean taught high school music and English in Halstead, Kansas and Bucklin, Kansas.
She met Forrest J. Robinson in elementary school and they continued together in school until 1943, when Forrest entered the Army and left for Germany. After the war, she resigned her '* teaching position in Bucklin to marry Forrest on December 29, 1945 in Winfield. The couple moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma so that Forrest could complete his college education. There they organized a gift and jewelry store, which they operated until 1954. Forrest followed his call to the Christian ministry. He and Betty Jean served United Methodist churches in Wichita, Derby, Winfield and Johnson, Kansas. She was Forrest's always present confidant and advisor during his unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Kansas in 1974.
Betty Jean had many outside interests. She led tours of the Holy Lands and Europe, was a 55 year member of P.E.O., a member of the Winfield Regional Symphony, and one of the founders of the Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity. Betty Jean was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many persons. She was preceded in death her parents, and her brothers, Garland Barr Matthews, Warren Donald Matthews, Charles Russell Matthews and Loren David Matthews. She is survived by her husband Forrest of the home, her children, Robin Joy Ulibarri of Evergreen, Colorado and Forrest James Robinson, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Wichita, Kansas, and her grandchildren, Jesse Comley of Evergreen, Colorado, Reanna Ulibarri of Evergreen, Colorado, Mikael Ulibarri of Evergreen, Colorado, Derek Norrick of Wichita, Kansas, Marisa Norrick of Dallas, Texas, and Forrest James Robinson, III of Wichita, Kansas.
John ‘Ed’ Edmond Jarvis, II, age 68 of Winfield, passed away December 3, 2010 at Wm.Newton Memorial Hospital. He was born April 9, 1942 in Winfield, Ks to John E. and Shirley (Johnson) Jarvis. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1960. He attended Southwestern College, then enlisted in the Navy. Returned from duty to attend Cowley College and Wichita State.
Preceded in death by a sister and an infant child.
He is survived by
SERVICES: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 1:00pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel.
VISITATION: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris
INTERMENT: Kansas Veterans CemeteryMEMORIAL: Cowley County Humane Society.
Marjorie L. Crum, age 89, of Winfield, passed away December 1, 2010 at Good Samaritan Village. She was born July 25, 1921 in Anthony, Ks to Harry and Nettie Mae(Jacob) Harper. She was raised and educated in Anthony, graduating from Anthony High School in 1939.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 5 sisters, and daughters; Mary and Myrna.
She is survived by
SERVICES: 1:00pm, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Central Baptist Church in Winfield
VISITATION: Noon to 6pm, Monday, December 6, 2010 at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH.INTERMENT: Forest Park Cemetery – Anthony, Ks
Martha A. Wakefield, 82, of Winfield died Nov. 20, 2010 at her home in Winfield. A private inurnment service will be later. The family suggests memorials may given in her name to the Winfield Public Library and can be dropped off at the library or sent to Swisher-Taylor & Morris F H- 803 Loomis- Winfield, KS 67156. Condolences may be e-mailed email@example.com
She was born Sept. 11, 1928 in Concordia, Ks. Her parents were Fred Osterhout and Fern (Roderick) Osterhout. She was a graduate of Atlanta High School and attended Southwestern College. She met William Cameron Wakefield I at Southwestern College and they were married January 25, 1948.
Philip Randall Bradley was born on August 12, 1954 in Winfield, Kansas, to Phillip L and Betty McGowan Bradley. He passed away on November 17, 2010 at home in Shawnee, Kansas.
Randy, attended Winfield Public Schools and Graduated from Winfield High School in 1972. He also attended and graduated from Southwestern College, in 1976. After graduating he attended Dallas Seminary and became an Ordained Priest. He served Catholic Churches in Pittsburg, Ks., Hutchinson, Ks., Wichita, Ks. and Council Grove, Ks.
A memorials has been set up with the Crossroads Youth Ministry, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, Ks. and earl & Margaret McGowan Scholarship at Southwestern College, 100 College, Winfield, KS. 67156. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Marjorie Sullivan Davis passed away peacefully November 12, 2010 at Winfield Rest Haven, Winfield Kansas. Her loving family is grateful for the superior care that she received there and for the fact that she did not suffer.
Norman J. Richardson, age 87 of Mulvane, passed away November 6, 2010 at his home. He was born in Newkirk, OK November 17, 1922 to Ervin and Julia (Tontz) Richardson. The family moved to Wichita, when he was young, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Wichita East in 1940.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
He is survived by
13 grandchildren, 21, great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren
SERVICES: Friday, November 12, 2010, 1:30pm at the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel in Winfield.
VISITATION: Thurday, November 11, 2010, 3pm to 8pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris.
INTERMENT: Kansas Veterans Cemetery
Thomas Edward Halbert, age 52, of Winfield, passed away October 26, 2010 at the Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He was born October 28, 1957 in Winfield, Ks. to Kenneth J. and Claudine(Snell) Halbert. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1975.
Preceded in death by his father, brothers Jim and Rodney, son Jeffrey and niece Jamie.
He is survived by
SERVICES: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 10:30am, Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel
VISITATION: Friday, October 29, 2010, 3pm to 8pm, family will greet friends from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, at Swisher-Taylor & Morris.
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery
MEMORIAL: Kansas Veterans Home – WinfieldJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juston Larman Holroyd, 92, of Hewins, Kansas passed away October 19, 2010 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. His graveside funeral service will be held Friday, October 22, 2010 at 10:30 am at the Ozro Falls Cemetery northwest of Hewins, Kansas.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale, Kansas.
Larman was born September 12, 1918 in Hewins, Kansas. His parents were James Marion Holroyd and Joye Majorie (Lemert) Holroyd. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1936. He married Nila Marie Foster in Rogers, Arkansas on November 1, 1938. They lived in Hewins and were married for 59 ½ years when Nila died June 22, 1998.
Larman was a life-long rancher with his father, Jimmy and his brother, Thurman Holroyd. After their deaths he continued the cattle operation through September 2008.
Larman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nila and brother, Thurman. He is survived by his son, Dale and wife Judy of Independence, Kansas; daughter, Jane Tedder and husband, Virgil of Skiatook, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Michelle Atkins and husband Gene of Avant, Oklahoma and Becky Rumfelt of Independence, Missouri; great grandchildren, Brittnee and Justin of Avant, Oklahoma.
Family suggest memorials be made to Comforting Hands Hospice, Bartlesville, Oklahoma or The American Cancer Society. Memorials can be left with the
Olivia Natalie Kerwin was still born October 12, 2010 at Wm. Newton Hospital in Winfield. Her arrival was greatly anticipated, her departure heartbreaking. Her parents are David and Elizabeth(Bryant) Kerwin of Winfield, Ks. The maternal grandparents are William Bryant, Sr., Michelle Hamilton and partner Nathan Woods.
Private ceremonies to be conducted in Arkansas and Winfield.
Mildred Louise Schuyler passed away October 3, at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She was born May 19, 1922 in Wichita, Ks to Cash and Belle McGinnis. She was married to Marion F.Schuyler, who preceded her in death in 1967. Also preceding her in death were her parents, her sisters Eva True, Thelma Hubbard, Maxine Demaree and her brother Keith McGinnis
Survivors include her daughter Peggy Brooks and her husband David of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her son Michael Schuyler and his wife Sue of Kearney, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Adam Schuyler of Orlando, Florida, Emily Schuyler of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Robert Brooks of Portage, Michigan, Michael Brooks of Chicago, Illinois, eleven grandchildren; Sebastian and Sofia Schuyler, Jacob Michael, Mia, Stefanie, Steven, and Samantha Brooks; and Ashley, Drew, Connor, and Michael Thrall. She was especially close to her niece, Sandy Snetsinger, of Winfield, who was a helpful companion, particularly in her later years.
She devoted most of her life to her family and met life’s challenges without complaint. She was a talented seamstress and loved arts and crafts, especially crochet. The many small children that she cared for during her life loved to visit her house because it was always full of toys and sweets for her visitors. She always had pets, some of which had been abandoned with no place else to go. In her later years she could be seen driving her 1965 Mustang or walking her beloved dog Sam. She had a generous heart, asked very little for herself, and shared what she had with those less fortunate than herself. She spent the last days of her life living with the Brooks family in Ann Arbor.
Graveside services will be Monday, October 18, 2010, 10:30am, at Highland Cemetery in
Surrounded by her beloved pets (Louie, Lucy, Dodger and Alice), friends and loved ones, Dr. Teresa Fay Johnson stepped from this life into the ever-after on October 8, 2010, from her home in Winfield, Kansas. She was born on February 20, 1955, to Wilbur Smith Johnson and Imalee (Barrick) Johnson, at St Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. After her father, Wilbur Johnson, started preaching at the Minneola, Kansas, Christian Church in 1963, Teresa attended the Minneola Public Schools along with her brothers, Lynn and Galen, and her sister, Rebecca. Her youngest sister, Lisa, remained at home with her mother. Teresa graduated as class valedictorian from Minneola High School in May of 1973.
Dr. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Flummerfelt; her brother, Raymon Lynn Johnson; her sister, Lisa Kaye Johnson; her paternal grandparents, Galen and Tempest (Smith) Johnson; and her maternal grandparents, Raymon and Ina (Chaffin) Barrick.
Perle McClung Miles passed away September 23, 2010 in Wichita, KS. Perle was born August 8, 1926 in Winfield, KS to Arthur and Bessie (Heydecker) McClung. She married Stanton B. Miles in January 1951. Perle, a former nurse, retired from St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS. She is survived by her son, Mark B. Miles of Wichita, KS; grandsons, Blake Miles of Wichita, KS and Derek Miles of Bentonville, AR, and many other relatives and friends. Viewing will be Sunday, September 26, 3 pm to 6 pm at Swisher, Taylor & Morris Funeral Home , 803 Loomis, Winfield, KS. Graveside service will be Monday, September 27, at 10 am, Tannehill Cemetary, Winfield, KS. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the H.L. Snyder Research Foundation Scholarship Program, 1407 Wheat Rd, Winfield, KS 67156.
Gloria Winblad, age 83, of Winfield, passed away at her home September 20, 2010. She was born March 30, 1927 in Lindsborg, Ks to John Arvid and Geneva (Erickson) Danielson. She was raised and educated in Lindsborg, graduating from Lindsborg High School in 1945. She attended Bethany College and obtained a B.S. in Music Education.
She is survived by
great-grandchildren, Eirik Alford, Anna McGeeney, Avery Brown, Nora Brown, John Anderson, Oliver Winblad, Signe Boan, Chaplain Boan
SERVICES: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 1:30pm Grace Episcopal Church – Winfield
INTERMENT: Highland CemeteryMEMORIAL: Grace Episcopal Church, Kansas Special Olympics, Susan B. Koman Brest Cancer Foundation
Mary Elizabeth Crum, age 60 of Winfield, passed away September 16, 2010 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Ks. She was born October 1, 1949 in Wichita, Ks. to Frank Reed and Marjorie Lou Velma (Harper) Crum . She was raised and educated in the Wichita area graduating from Derby High School in 1967. She received training as a LMHT(Licensed Mental Health Technician) at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She later received CNA training
Kenneth Doyle Simpson, 45,of Winfield, KS died September 14, 2010. A memorial service and gathering will be Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00- 3:00pm at the Island Park Main Pavilion.
Evelyn E, Potter,84 of Winfield died September 13, 2010. Her Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, September 17, 2010 at 10:30 am First United Methodist Church in Winfield, Ks. Interment at the Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday –16th at Swisher-Taylor & Morris FH. Memorials have been established with Helping Hands at First United Methodist Church, Safe Homes and Food Pantry.
She was born September 17, 1925 to George and Rose (Seematter) Scholz.
Cecil Ray Holt, 78 of Cedar Vale,Ks. died at Dewey ,Oklahoma September 10, 2010. Graveside Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Round Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 13th from 5:00- 7:30 pm at the Wheeler funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Memorial is American Cancer Society and may be sent to 803 Loomis-Winfield, Ks. 67156
He is survived by:
10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildrenThree wives preceded him in death, Betty Holt, Velda Holt and Corine (Linde) Holt
Leonard Stewart Laws, 92, of Cumbernauld Village, Winfield, KS, passed away September 8, 2010 at Cumbernauld
Wanda Striegel, 81, of Winfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, September 6, 2010 at Good Samaritan Village. Born May 9, 1929 in Wewoka, OK. Her parents were Louis C. and Viola Mae (Olds) Gilley. She was raised and educated in the South Central part of Oklahoma, graduating from McLish Consolidated High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her high school class. She married Henry L. Striegel, June 6, 1953 in Ada, OK.
SERVICES: 2:00PM, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Central Baptist Church in Winfield.
VISITATION: 3pm to 8pm, Friday September 10, 2010 at Central Baptist Church- 904 Wheat Rd.-Winfield, KS with Family from 6-8 pm.
INURNMENT: Lakeview Cemetery – Wichita, 11:00 am Monday Sept. 13, 2010
MEMORIAL: Central Baptist Church .
Swisher-Taylor & Morris F.H. in charge of services.
John N. Foster, age 70, of Cedar Vale, passed away August 16, at his home. He as born October 10, 1939 to Wesley and Grace (Winchell)Foster in Hewins, Ks. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1957.
SERVICES: Private burial, Round Mound CemeteryServices arranged through Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale.
Roberta Jean Ehmke, 81, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Via Christi Hospital St. Francis Campus after problems associated with heart surgery. Her funeral service will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, KS. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Vernon Township. Memorials are established with Helping Hands at First United Methodist Church and Cowley Co. Humane Society.
SERVICES: Rosary – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:00pm – Holy Name Catholic Church
VISITATION: Thursday, August 12, 20l0, 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home. Family will greet friends from 4pm to 5pm.
INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery – Winfield, Ks.
MEMORIALS: Holy Name Catholic ChurchAmerican Cancer Society
Carl Richard Finney, 78, of Winfield, died in his home Sat., Aug. 7, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Winfield. Visitation will be 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. A memorial has been established with Eagle Nest Inc.
Velma Buettell, age 83,of Winfield, passed away June 19, 2010 at Cumbernauld Villagae. She was born August 23, 1926 to Earl and Mollie(Spitler) Mc Glasson. She was raised Velma Buetteland educated in Utah, obtaining a high school diploma.
Preceded in death by parents, Earl McGlasson and Mollie, her siblings Eugene and Valeta, and her husband Amos.
She loved children, especially those in need, and was a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House. Her excitement when given a tour of the Winfield Firehouse was a joy to her and her family. The family requests memorials be directed to the Ronald McDonald House or the Winfield Fire & Rescue Team.
Services were privateThe family will love and miss you Mom. Rest in Peace.
Joseph I Stuckey, age 64, of Wichita, passed away July 15, 2010 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit. He was born November 12, 1945 in Winfield to Eugene I and Vestal (Jones) Stuckey. He attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas and Cowley County Junior College and received an Associates Degree.
SERVICES: Saturday July 17, 2010, 10:00 am at Memorial Lawn Cemetery - Arkansas City; 2:00 pm Celebration of Life at Northwest Christian Church - Wichita
INTERMENT: Memorial Lawn Cemetery - Arkansas City
MEMORIAL: Stuckey Grandchildren Education Fund
Worrall Small Clift, 87, of Winfield died early Thursday, July 1, 2010 in his Cumbernauld Village apartment.He was born in 1923 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. His father entered the furniture business and, in 1926, they family moved to Winfield and started the Kay and Kaw store and Eight and Main. Later the moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where Worrall graduated from high school.
He attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University), joining the Sigma Nu fraternity. One summer vacation he helped to build the streets of the Strother Field airport. His studies were interrupted by World War II. Mr. Clift joined the Marines but then went into Naval Officers Training School in Chicago.
He married Jane Lee Marsh, daughter of the proprietor of Winfield’s Marsh’s Shoe Store. Eventually Ensign Clift became an instructor at Ft. Pierce, Florida where he taught A.P.A. landing maneuvers.
Ultimately he was assigned to a transport ship, the Guildford, and he served during the landing at Iwo Jima and with the force that began the occupation of Japan.
After being released from the Navy, Mr. Clift returned with his family to Stillwater and completed his degree. They moved to Winfield, where he began work at Marsh’s Shoe Store, later becoming the manager and owner.
Active in the American Legion and First United Methodist Church, Mr. Clift was one of the primary organizers of baseball at the fairgrounds. He was instrumental in the Main Street program, the planting for red bud trees along ninth street, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Winfield Community Theater. Later he would serve on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army local chapters.
He sold the shoe store in 1979. After working for a time at Southwestern College, he became a real estate agent with the Buterbaugh-Handlin agency, where he continued to be active through the 1990s.
He thoroughly enjoyed his years of reading with the first graders at Whittier School. He was devoted to theater and college sports and was a regular golfer.
Mr. Clift is survived by his wife, his daughter and son in law, Marsha and John Scott of Enid, Oklahoma), his son and daughter in law, Gary and Cheryl Collins (of Manhattan, Kansas), his son and daughter in law, David and Krys (of Winfield), his brother Gilbert B. Clift of Dallas, ten grandchildren Allyson Gevertz, Andrew Scott, John Clift, Nathan Clift, Anna Lee Clift, Erin Falk, Joel Sowder, Emily Flowers, Jacob Behrhorst, and Ely Behrhorst. And nine great grandchildren Rebecca, Maya, Jenna, Caleb, Madeline, Paper, Lilly, Johnathan, and Emmie.
SERVICES: Saturday, July 3, 2010, 1:30pm, at First United Methodist – Winfield.
VIEWING: Saturday, July 3, 2010 11am to service time at the Church.
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery
MEMORIAL: Permanent Endowment Fund - First United Methodist Church
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home in charge of services.
Vida Ella McLain, 97, Winfield, Ks., died June 26, 2010 at Winfield Rest Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Swisher-Taylor & Morris F. H. in Winfield, KS. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00- 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home and the Family will greet from 6:00-7:00pm. Interment will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Edmond City Cemetery in Edmond, KS.
Mrs. Belia Lincicome, age 75, passed away June 14, 2010. Belia loved her church-life and all people. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a United States Marine Corp veteran, as was her late husband of over 50 years, Mr. Kenneth Lincicome.
Surviving to honor her life and going home are;
Mrs. Belia Lincicome, age 75, passed away June 14, 2010. Belia loved her church-life and all people. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a United States Marine Corp veteran, as was her late husband of over 50 years, Mr. Kenneth Lincicome.
Surviving to honor her life and going home are;
Donald Delos Alvord,84, died at the Labette Co. Medical Center in Parsons, KS on his birthday June 5, 2010. His Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. Friends may call for visitation Wednesday, from Noon – service time at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Memorials to Presbyterian Manor of Parsons, Kansas
Sons Donald Lee Alvord Sterling, Ks
Grandchildren Daniel, Sara, Nicholas, and Andrew
He was preceded in death by a stepsister Gwen.
Cecilio D. Carrasco, age 67, of Winfield, passed away June 2, 2010 at the Harrry Hynes Hospice Care Facility in Wichita. He was born in Mexico, November 22, 1942 to Pedro and Nicolasa (Domingez). He was raised and educated in Mexico.
Preceded in death by parents and a brother Manuel Carrasco.
He is survived by
SERVICES: Rosary, Sunday, June 6, 2010, 7pm at Holy Name Catholic Church.
VISITATION: 6pm to Rosary at Holy Name Catholic Church
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery