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James Lawrence Adams

DOB: 09/19/40, DOD: 05/27/2011, Last place of residence: Manzanola CO
Obituary: Colorado Springs Gazette, 25 January 2011 "Requiem Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 626 Aspen Drive. Burial, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery."

Malcom Ray Albertson

Malcolm died November 21, 1993 from cancer. He was a finish carpenter in Las Vegas Nevada at the time of his death. He loved working with old cars and refurbishing them to a classic. He enjoyed being with his family and friends very much. He was very close to his children. Spouse's name Mary Jo. He had four children.

Patrick "Pat" Armstrong

DOB: 19 Aug 1941, DOD: 13 Mar 2005
Obituary: Rocky Mountain News, 16 Mar 2005, Wichita Eagle, 16 Mar 2005
"Husband of Pamela; father of Kevin (Rose), Deanna (Keith); Laura, and Sloan; grandfather of 3. Memorial Service, Thursday, 2:00 pm, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Memorials suggested to the American Heart Assoc., 1280 S. Parker Rd., Denver, 80231."
Pat lived in Denver, Colorado at time of death. He was self-employed.

David Arnold

DOB: 11/14/40, DOD: 09/05/06, Place of Death: Unknown. Last place of residence: Mcintosh OK. Military: Sr. Master Sgt, Air Force, Vietnam. Burial: Ft. Gibson OK Natl. Cemetery.

Lee Ann (Austin) Duncan

Lee Ann Austin Duncan died of cancer, May 11, 2008, Mother's Day. She lived in Tennessee (near Tellico Plains) where they were living and working in a church camp for children located in the country.

Earnest Leonard Banks

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DOB: 23 Nov 1941, DOD: 27 Feb 2008, Last place of residence: Schertz, Guadalupe, TX (Suburb of San Antonio, TX), Military: Sr. Master Sgt, Air Force, Vietnam Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA

Billy Wayne Barker

DOB: 3/26/41, DOD: 7/19/03, Place of Death: Sugarland TX, Burial: Craven Cemetery, Stafford TX

Betty Jean (Black) Patterson

DOB: 04 May 1942, DOD: 07 Apr 2001, Last place of residence: Tulsa, OK.
Obituary: Tulsa World, 12 Apr 2001
"Patterson, Betty Jean, 58, retired executive administrator, died April 7. Visitation 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Funeral Home Chapel, and services 11 a.m. Saturday, Philippi Baptist Church"
Administrative assistant at her church until her death. Spouse's name O.C. She had four children.

Marlene (Blake) Townsend

Marlene died July 30, 2003. She had suffered from cancer for five years and died from heart failure caused from an infection in her lungs. She was very active and in the last part of her life was involved with the cancer survivors group. She worked several years in the mortgage industry as a VP at the Butterfield Savings and Loan in Irvine, California, and was highly respected by her peers. She enjoyed her conversations with her old friends from North and was very glad to catch up on the old gang. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother; her family was her world. She was not married at the time of her death. She had three children.

Glenda Rae Brunsteter

DOB: 05 Mar 1941, DOD: 02 Sep 1996, Last place of residence: Bethany OK, Burial: Alva OK, Cemetery
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 05 Sep 1996
"Brunsteter, Glenda Rae, 55, former aircraft company employee, died Monday, Sept. 2, 1996. Service 10 a.m. today, Alva (Okla.) Municipal Cemetery. Survivors: father, Lawrence, brother, Larry, sisters, Jackie Kuntz, Linda Posey, all of Wichita. Marshall Funeral Home, Alva."
She had been fighting Parkinson's disease since a very young age. She was employed by an aircraft company in Bethany until she became very ill. She was single at the time of her death. She had no children.

John Tracy Bunyard

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DOB: 10 Aug 1940, DOD: 30 Apr 2010, Last place of residence: Leon, KS
Obituary: Augusta Daily Gazette, 03 May 2010, Wichita Eagle, 02 May 2010
"LEON - Bunyard, John, 69, Parklane Terrance Apts. doorman, race horse groomer and trainer and auto mechanic, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010. John was born August 10, 1940 in Fall River, KS, to George C. and Julia Edna (Smith) Bunyard. Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Lodema Holderman, Willmettia Burris and Pearl Vanderpool; and nephews, Rex, Jerry, Dennis and Gerald. Survivors: brother, Edward R. "Cap" Bunyard (Gwendolyn), Rose Hill; nephews, Larry Holderman, El Dorado, Vernon Vanderpool Jr. (Kim), Leon, Richard Burris (Delores), Ivyl Burris both of Wichita; Gary Bunyard (Donna), Rose Hill, George Bunyard (Melissa); nieces, Rebecca Rierson, Rose Hill and Julia Burris, Wichita; great and great-great nephews and nieces and friends. Visitation 6-8 Monday and service 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fall River. Memorial: Gloria Die Lutheran Church, Wichita." John battled cancer.

Richard Campbell

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DOB: 12 Jun 1940, DOD: ? Feb 1984, Last place of residence, Shawnee Mission, KS.

Marlin Lewis Carter

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DOB: 08 Mar 1941, DOD: 08 May 2009, Last place of residence: Augusta KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 12 May 2009
MOLINE - Carter, Marlin "Butch," of Moline, Kan., born March 8, 1941, went to Heaven May 8, 2009. Butch was a longtime resident of Augusta, Kan., a beloved father and avid outdoorsman. Dad could master anything he touched. He trained his Golden Retriever "Samson" with Sedgwick County EMS as a cadaver dog. He also mastered the art of sculpting while working with Frank Jenson. He was loved and respected by all that knew him. He loved spending time on the family land in Moline; it was his Heaven on earth. Preceded in death by father, William "Bill" Carter and mother, Rosemary "Rusty" Carter. Survived in death by Linda Stanley of Moline, a special love in his life; best friends, Lance and Elizabeth Chastain of Andover, Tyler Chastain of Derby; sisters, Jan and Jack White of Decatur, Ala., Rama Wolken of Augusta; son, Lanny Carter of Salina; daughters, Sandra and Kevin Kill of Moline, Tamara and Robert Nelson of Augusta, Tonia and Chris Bruno of Augusta, Cathy and Brock Eakin of Candian, Okla.; 23 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. The world has lost a wonderful person, but Heaven has gained one great soul.

Clarence Robert Clark

DOB: 21 Jun 1940, DOD: 18 Sep 1004, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 22 Sep 2004
"Clark, Clarence Robert, 64, retired Cudahy Packing employee and Cessna Aircraft assembler, died Sept. 18, 2004. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Jackson Mortuary. Survivors: daughter, Felicia L. Clark of Wichita; sons, Robert D. of Ft. Worth, Mark A. of Wichita; sisters, Darlean Caldwell, Charlene Friday, Beverly Bird, Carolyn Noble, Marilyn Scott, Linda Parker all of Wichita, Shirley Davis of Hampton, VA, Donna Richardson of Spring Valley, CA; brothers, Louis K. Clark, Terry Wayne both of Wichita, William R. Clark of Dallas; 7 grandchildren."

James Singleton Clark

DOB: 29 Sep 1940, Died Dec. 10, 2007. Last place of residence: Wichita, KS.

Michael Max Clark

DOB: 05 Oct 1941, DOD: 03 Feb 1983, Last place of residence: Parsons KS, Burial: Wichita Park Cemetery. He was employed by the Civil service munitions department. He was shot and killed accidently. He was single at the time of his death. He had no children.

Lawrence Dale Coon

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Gary Merlin Corns

Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 01 Dec 2002
"Corns, Gary, 61, retired Boeing Wichita jig and fixture maker, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002. Private service at a later date. Survivors: wife, Rose; daughter, Katrina Corns; brother, Gene; sister, Merna Brewer all of Wichita. Memorial established with Make-A-Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 3116, Wichita, 67203. Hillside Funeral Home East."
Gary died from complications of emphysema and chromes disease. After graduation from high school he and some friends had a band and played for different organizations and groups. He also attended Kansas State University, where he was the number one pitcher for their baseball team. After leaving K-State, he served in the Marine Corps with honors (Cpl. US Marines - Vietnam). After leaving the Marines he opened a grocery store in Udall, Kans. for several years. He later went to work at Boeing aircraft in Wichita until his illness, which required him to take early retirement. After leaving Boeing he enjoyed collecting coins and working with his computer. He was very close to his family, especially his daughter.

Raetta (Crownover) Cornell

DOB: 16 Jul 1941, DOD: 25 Jan 2002, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 03 Feb 2002
"Cornell, Raetta, 60, AMVets clerk, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. Private family service. Survivors: brother, Rocky Crownover of Wichita; two grandchildren. Watson Funeral Home."
Raetta died from complications with diabetes. She was married and had one child, who was deceased at time of Raetta's death.

Kathryn "Kathy" Eleanor (Danielson) Arnold

DOB: 28 Sep 1941, DOD: 14 Apr 2000, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Old Mission
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 19 Apr 2000
"Arnold, Kathryn E., 58, of Lubbock, Texas, died Friday, April 14, 2000. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. today, Old Mission-Wichita Park Cemetery. Mrs. Arnold was born Sept. 28, 1941 in Caldwell. Throughout her childhood, she was a member of Riverside Christian Church in Wichita. She graduated from North High School in 1959 and attended Phillips University, Enid, Okla., where she received the "Freshman Friendliest Award". During her lifetime, Kathy lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Illinois, New Mexico, Connecticut and Texas. In 1978, she became a registered nurse after earning an associates degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She worked in labor and delivery at Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruces, from 1979 to 1985, and then at La Clinica de Familia, Las Cruces, until the onset of her illness in Feb. 1990. Survivors: mother, Eleanor Miller of Seattle; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen D. and Sarah Arnold, and their children, Justin, Katie, and Nathan, of Las Cruces; daughter and son-in-law, Anita K. and Robert Patton, and their children Bobby, James, and Rebekah, Reno, Nev.; son and daughter-in-law, Eric A. and Cheryl, and their children Tyler, Travis, Brooke and Bailey, of Lubbock, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, David and Elaine Danielson of Seattle. Old Mission Mortuary."
Kathryn's death was caused from a brain tumor. She was playing with her grandchildren, the love of her life when she had a seizure. It was discovered that she had a brain tumor, that should have been lethal within months. Through her faith and will she beat the odds, but later could not function independently after her treatment, much like one who has had a severe brain injury/stroke. She and Dave moved to TX where he had a position at Baylor. They were later divorced and Kathryn spent her remaining years living with her three children.

Sandra J. Mitchell (Ewertt) Hollinger

DOB: 06 Sep 1941, DOD: 23 Sep 2004, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS, Burial: Lakeview Cemetery
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 26 Sep 2004
"Hollinger, Sandra J. Mitchell (Ewertt), 63, office bookkeeper, passed away September 23, 2004. Visitation 1 to 9 p.m. Monday; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Preceded in death by parents. Survivors: husband, Dr. A.L. Hollinger; son, William W. and wife, Stephanie Mitchell; stepsons, Arthur Jr. and Dr. Rod Hollinger; brothers, Billy M. and Donald G. Ewertt; sister, Pamela Smith; grandsons, Anthony, Tyler and Jesse Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Misty and Dean Whitaker, Robbie Smith; numerous step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews all of Wichita. Memorial established with Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218."
Cause of death: she struggled several years from cancer, with a great fight. She was retired from Kansas Newman College and had worked for many insurance companies. Being semi-retired, she was an office bookkeeper at the time of her death. Her favorite hobby was working puzzles. These were put onto many easels. She also enjoyed planting flowers and going ballroom dancing with her husband.

Nancy Ann Faught

Nancy died December 24, 1998. Last place of residence: Los Angeles CA. She had been struggling for sometime and finally her heart gave out with a heart attack. Nancy was a loving mother and homemaker. She kept busy doing voluntary work for her children's school and loved to work in her yard and doing gardening. She also enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes. Spouse's name Jerry. She had three children.

Jack Fishback

In Hebrew his stone says "Jack a decendant of Hyiam of Danzig" who was the earliest ancestor whom Jack could find. Cause of death: Cancer. Jack was single at his time of death. His favorite hobby was traveling.

Edwin "Ed" Leroy Fitch

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DOB: 10 Aug 1941, DOD: 23 Jun 2010, Last place of residence: Orange CA

Shirley Ann Focke-Johnston

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Carolyn Jeanette (Ford) Dambrosky

DOB: 16 Jan 1942, DOD: 27 Apr 1997, Last place of residence: Akron, OH
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 02 May 1997
"Ford, Carolyn, J., 55, of Hudson, Ohio, formerly of Wichita, Sealy corporate buyer, died Sunday, April 27, 1997. Service has been held. Survivors: companion, Robert Callihan of Hudson, Ohio; daughter, Linda Dambrowsky of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; mother, Lucille Ford, brothers, Gary, Greg, Randy, all of Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market, Akron, Ohio 44333, and to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th, Cleveland, Ohio 44119. Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio."
She struggled with cancer for years. She continued working until becoming very ill. She enjoyed interior decorating and working in her garden. She enjoyed everyone. She was single at the time of her death.

Vicki Fritz

DOB: 12/17/40, DOD: 10/30/06, Place of Death: Colorado Springs CO.
Obituary: Colorado Springs Gazette, 03 Nov 2006
"Born Dec. 17, 1940. Died Oct. 30, 2006. Retired, 40-year Colorado Springs resident. Services, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Swan Law Funeral Directors"
Vicki struggled several years with lung cancer. Cause of death: Pneumonia. She remained single. She was retired from the Plumbers and Fitters Union in Colorado Springs. Her favorite interests were her four poodles, who kept her running.

Michael Eugene Garrison

Cause of death: colon and liver cancer. He lived in Wichita at time of death. Mike had a Masters degree in music at Wichita State and also attended Friends University. He was a professional musician and taught at Grand Island, Nebraska as a Clarinet instructor. His favorite hobbies were mostly music. He had his own marching band and worked at dancing jobs. He was an active member in the Wichita Symphony. He was active in his church, Covenant Presbyterian Church. Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Resthaven.

Merle Kent Gates

DOB: 11 Mar 1941, DOD: 10 Nov 1976, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Resthaven

Norma (Gisick) Young

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Guadalupe "Lupe" (Gonzales) Cantu

DOB: 28 Nov 1940, DOD: 25 Mar 1988, Last place of residence: Wichita KS.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 26 Mar 1988
"GUADALUPE CANTU, 47, of 2827 N. Market, HCA Wesley Medical Center laboratory employee, died Friday, March 25, 1988. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Calvary Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Adolfo; son, Oscar at home; daughter, Sophie Mies of Wichita; stepson, Randy Cantu of Wichita; stepdaughter, Nancy Evans of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Angela Leon of Wichita, Beatrice Hernandez of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren. Cochran Mortuary."
She was very energetic and active in various things until she became very ill with diabetes. She enjoyed being with her family very much.

Audrey Phillis Goodall

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DOB: 03 Oct 1940, DOD: ?, Last place of residence: ?

Kerry Joseph Granger

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Popular area lawyer found dead in home
Kerry Granger, said to have died of natural causes, will be remembered as a 'champion of the little guy.
By The News staff
23 May 2010

    Longtime Hutchinson attorney Kerry Granger, remembered for his colorful character and kind heart, was found dead in his home Saturday afternoon.
    The 68-year-old died of apparent natural causes, according to the Hutchinson Police Department. He practiced law for 40 years, retiring in 2006. "A champion of the little guy" was how Barbara Carithers remembered her friend. It didn't make any difference if clients had the money to pay him, he'd tell them to give him money when they could, Carithers recalled.
    A colorful character, Granger didn't care about his appearance, she said. Sometimes, she would pick up shirts for him at Dillard's, and he'd wear them. He also was known for his colorful language, she added.
    "A master of winging it," was how Hutchinson attorney and city council member Trish Rose remembered her colleague. "He'd be in court and the judge would call a case and say 'Mr. Granger, I think that's yours.' And he would jump up and do just fine," Rose said. She also appreciated how Granger showed one didn't have to have a fancy office or a three-piece suit to be an attorney. "But, he related to his clients," she said.
    According to a story about Granger that Jason Probst wrote in The Hutchinson News in 2006, he grew up in Wichita, the son of a newspaperman for the Wichita Eagle Beacon and a court reporter at the Sedgwick County Courthouse. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1964, taking a year off to teach English in Mexico, before attending law school in Washington, D.C., at George Washington Law School. In 1967, Granger returned to Wichita to practice law at the firm Kamas and Render. By 1971, he moved to Reno County and began working as a prosecutor under then-county attorney Ray Berkley.
    "I remember my first jury trial, I had one job - to bring in a display on a tripod," Granger said. "Just as I got in front of the jury, I tripped and fell. I thought, 'That's not a good way to start the trial.' "
    Nearly three years later, Granger left the county attorney's office and joined the firm Hess, Leslie, Burke and Granger. In 1980, he went his own way, practicing what he calls "courthouse law." Courthouse law means Granger doesn't keep an office or a telephone, a peculiarity that sent judges and prosecutors on "Granger hunts" - an informal system where courthouse personnel relay messages to court clerks and attorneys with the hope that someone will find Granger and send him to the appropriate courtroom.
    Granger's form of law practice also meant that his clients often didn't know the attorney was representing them until he stood up and spoke on their behalf. "Years ago, they used to call me $100 Kerry," Granger said. "I charged $100 to get their case going."
    As the contract lawyer for Barb's Bail Bonds, Granger was paid to make appearances for defendants out on bond and keep the bonding company abreast of the case's development. But while he was in the courtroom, he couldn't sit silent while a defendant tripped over his words or struggled to convince the judge that he should be released from jail. "That's where the criminal justice system begins," Granger said. "Often, someone will make a first appearance with handcuffs on, and the first thing they all want to know is how to get out of jail." Sometimes, Granger was paid for his help, sometimes he wasn't, and sometimes his efforts landed him a new client. However it turned out, Granger had said that it's important, even early on, that the accused has someone to speak up for his or her rights.

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    The last time I saw Kerry Granger, he stopped in at The News office to drop off a copy of The New Yorker magazine that mentioned The Hutchinson News in its coverage of a shooting and subsequent court case in Dodge City. He wanted to make sure I knew that "the little old Hutchinson News had made it in a big New York magazine."
    Although I never knew exactly what Kerry Granger would say when he stopped in, I always was genuinely happy to see him. When I saw Granger trudging in my direction, I knew the conversation would take more time than I had to spare and that our talk would wander off to topics that had absolutely nothing to do with his original purpose. I also knew I'd enjoy myself and that for the rest of the day I'd find myself thinking, usually with a chuckle, about something he had said. Kerry Granger died May 22 at his home in Hutchinson. He was 68 years old, and for nearly 40 of those years he practiced law, much of it in Reno County. I came to know Granger while writing about court cases at the Reno County Courthouse. An attorney like Granger and a "cops" reporter work in much the same fashion: They mill around the courthouse and talk to people while waiting for something to happen. I was looking for news stories; Kerry usually was waiting to find out which court hearing he was supposed to have been to 10 minutes before.
    I'd watch Granger during first appearances - when people arrested the night before don't yet have an attorney. He'd sit and listen, and when it became clear a defendant needed his help, he'd stand up and intervene. Sometimes, he asked for a lower bond, and other times he'd declare that he had known this person and his family for years and that he was a good kid who just got caught up in a little trouble.
    There was no consultation or discussion of the fees. I think Granger was the sort of person who thought he should do what needed to be done and the money part somehow would work itself out.
    During his funeral service Thursday, retired Judges William "Buck" Lyle and Steve Becker, along with Chaplain Willard Stafford, joked about Granger's disregard for timeliness, scheduling and record-keeping. They also talked about how he'd tackle cases no other attorney wanted or cases for which he knew he wasn't likely to be paid. Becker called him a "self-designated public defender" who couldn't stand the thought of a person being swept up in the often-confusing and overwhelming criminal justice system without someone to help guide him through it.
    My favorite courtroom memories of Granger came during the jury trial of former bar owner Billy Scott, who had been accused of holding a drinking game that contributed to the death of a Hutchinson woman. It was sort of a big deal. Court TV filmed the entire trial for a television show. Granger had acquired a new suit for the trial, which if I remember correctly had been given to him by colleagues who thought he should have new threads for the event.
    In the end, Granger's client was found guilty, but it wasn't for Granger's lack of effort; he fought tenaciously in a case that sparked a nationwide discussion about a bar owner's liability. Granger's penchant for saying the unexpected in a matter-of-fact manner made writing about the trial easy and fun, something I appreciated.
    In 2006, I wrote about Granger's planned retirement. He said then that he enjoyed his work but that he was starting to wear down. He never fully retired, though; he just worked fewer hours and spent more time enjoying the company of friends, which to him was more valuable than the money he could've made in the practice of law.
    "You don't have to make a profit out of every case to feel good about what you're doing," Granger said in 2006. "I've made a pretty good living on a modest income."
    There's a habit today to make people, once they've passed, greater in death than they were in life, but there is no need to do that with a person like Kerry Granger. He didn't hide his shortcomings, and as Judge Lyle said Thursday, he was quick to own up to his mistakes. He didn't have fitted suits or a good haircut, and his file cabinet, calendar and legal briefs all could fit in the palm of his hand. But what Kerry Granger lacked in organizational skills and tailored appearances, he made up for with a dynamic personality and honest warmth for others. In the black-and-white world of law and order, Kerry Granger added a splash of color and a touch of unpredictability. He made the world, at least the world inside the Reno County Courthouse, a more fun and interesting place.
    He was a character, as Judge Becker put it Thursday. And to me there are too few people willing to be characters anymore.
Jason Probst is news editor of The Hutchinson News.
E-mail: jprobst@hutchnews.com.

Sidney Henry Graves

DOB: 11 Mar 1940, DOD: 28 Jul 2003, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Leavenworth, KS National Cemetery, Military: Sp4 US Army - Vietnam.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 31 Jul 2003
"Graves, Sidney H., 62, bus driver, died Monday, July 28, 2003. Service pending. Vann Funeral Services."
He died suddenly of COPD. He graduated from Southwestern College with honors into the ministry. He was the minister of Cottage Grove Church of Christ in Wichita up until his death. He was very active with the church. He also drove a school bus part time in his spare time. He loved bussing the children to school. He loved taking the youth groups to camp and loved being around people and was very close to his family. He was never married.

Karen Gail Gray

Karen died June 1999. She died of an inoperable brain tumor, which was being treated, but with little success. She fell in the middle of the night and hit her head, which caused her death. She was not employed at the time of her death. She was residing at a combination farm and ranch outside of Arapahoe OK. Karen always wanted to be around horses, even as a child growing up. She got horses when she got married. She lived in the country and owned cutting horses and had a wonderful stallion that she entered in competition and used for breeding. She had cows and 8 horses. She loved planting tomatoes and taking care of her stock. She was a great cook. Karen had worked at Hyman Oil Company in Clinton OK for many years until her health failed. Spouses name Olin. She had two children.

Francis "Frank" Joseph Hamersky

Frank died December 19, 1999 from cancer. Frank had worked at Lear Jet in the tooling department for several years until his illness. He enjoyed being with his family and lived with his parents. He enjoyed working in the yard, his most enjoyed hobby since school was restoring old cars and showing them, mostly Chevy Corvettes. He was never married. Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 19 Dec 1999.

Nora June (Harding) Brown

DOB: 9/7/41, DOD: 6/15/03, Place of Death: Denver CO. Cause of Death: Multiple, Myeloma, cancer. Spouses name, Norvett, also deceased. She had 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She was retired from the City of Denver. She also worked for the Federal Government. Hobbies: loved all sports; she was quite a Tom-boy and played softball. Main interest: her children and she did everything possible to give them a great life. She lived in Denver CO at time of death.

Shirley May (Harris) Macauley

DOB: 04 Aug 1941, DOD: 13 Aug 1981, Last place of residence: Bethany, OK, Military: Yes

Niles Haworth Jr.

DOB: 10 May 1941, DOD: 12 Dec 2005, Last place of residence: Bethany, OK
Obituary: Daily Oklahoman, 15 Dec 2005
"Niles Edward Haworth, Jr., age 64, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2005 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Bethany. Being a professional wood craftsman, he was in the process of making Christmas puzzles for his grandchildren at the time of his attack. He was born May 10, 1941 in Alton, KS, the oldest son of Niles E. and Letha(Robertson) Haworth, Sr. He had lived most of his adult life in the Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife Marlene of the home, his father Niles Edward Haworth, Sr., children Steven Haworth, Tod Haworth, Randy Haworth, Karina Plecker, Nora Brunnett and Susie Haworth, ten grandchildren, three siblings Deloras Lucas, Doris Harder and William Haworth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Bridge Kids Ministry" at The Bridge Assembly of God. Services will be held at 10am on Friday, December 16, 2005 at the Bridge Assembly of God with interment following at 3pm in the Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery, Northwest of Hydro, OK. Services are under the direction of McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang, OK."
He had been diagnosed a few years ago with congestive heart failure caused by the chemotherapy he was given when he had lymphoma in 1981/82. His wife had talked to him on the phone at 5:00pm CST and found him blue and not breathing when she got home minutes later. She called paramedics at 5:12pm but doctors couldn't revive him. He'll celebrate Christmas with Jesus and his mother this year. He was employed by Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners for many years as a top notch sales representative. In his later years, he bought, maintained and managed many rental homes. He was never retired. He was an entrepreneur who was very creative and developed some uniquely challenging three dimensional wooden puzzles and other items made of wood. He traveled to Branson MO with his crafts for several years. He was invited to sell his crafts at the Crafter's Fair in Branson for several years. He enjoyed making crafts for his grandchildren and he was making wooden puzzles for Christmas gifts for his grandchildren when he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away, doing what he enjoyed most. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Jack F Henderson

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Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: White Chapel Cemetery, Military: Sgt., US Army - Vietnam, Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 13 Aug 2002

Argus Arlene Hibbler

Argus died 1962 after fighting leukemia. She was not employed because of illness. Spouses name Woody. She had two children.

Larry Clinton Higganbotham

Larry died in November 4, 2007 of cancer in Emmett KS where he worked for many years as a very well respected Sheriff's Deputy. Larry never married. Cause of death: cancer. He was employed by the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Patrol as a civil processor at the time of his death. He had been on the sheriff's patrol since 1969, and joined the Pottawatomie County in 1975. There was a service plaque given to him for his dedicated years of service. He was very personable and was respected. Larry started his career in law enforcement in 1963.

Donnie Joe Hollingsworth

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DOB: 28 Mar 1941, DOD: 19 Jul 2013, Last place of residence: Wichita KS.
Donnie had been ill for quite some time.

Brenda Lee Hubbs-Belford

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DOB: 25 Aug 1941, DOD: 07 Dec 2012, Last place of residence: Goddard, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 11 Dec 2012
"Belford, Brenda Lee, 71, passed away Dec. 7, 2012. Survivors include her son, Shawn (Kenda) Belford; daughter, Kim (Dana) Williams; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. No service will be held."
Single at time of her death, former spouse, James. Cause of death, stroke. Residence at time of death Medical-Lodges of Goddard Nursing home.

Judy Gail (Hull) Carter

Cause of death: bone cancer. She struggled many years, but kept going and enjoying her life. Spouses name: "Ted" William, also deceased. She had 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She lived in Acworth, Georgia at time of death. Her favorite hobbies and activities were; traveling and taking pictures, her Harley Davidson motorcycle and excitement. She was active in her church, Grace Fellowship. She also had a small flea market business that she enjoyed very much.

Janice (Hurtig) Bonine

She was a loving homemaker. Her favorite hobbies were traveling and any outdoor activity. Her family was the most important thing in her life. Her children and grandchildren were the "apple of her eye".

Beverly Jean Ingram-Knight

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DOB: 18 Apr 1941, DOD: 13 March 2010, Last place of residence: Wichita KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 17 Mar 2010
"Knight, Beverly, 68, retired Westar Energy employee, died March 13, 2010. Services 2 p.m., Friday, Jackson Mortuary. Survived by nieces, Dawn Agee and Chandrea Agee, both of Wichita, and Verhonda Agee of OKC; nephew, Demond Agee of Wichita; stepdaughters, Felicis (Ricky) Adams of Wichita and Lori Alcox of Junction City; stepson, Maurice Knight Jr., of Wichita; aunts, Gretta Ingram Brown and Tessie Brown, both of Los Angeles; and uncle, Rev. & Mrs. Perry Ingram Sr. of Lancaster, CA."

Sharon Lee Jacques-Smith

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Robert Wayne Jewell

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DOB: 26 Oct 1941, DOD: 05 Aug 2012, Last place of residence: Chesapeake, VA
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 19 Aug 2012
"Jewell, Robert W., 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born in Wichita to Robert E. Barnes and Kitty L. Barnes. He is predeceased by his father and brother William H. Jewell. Robert leaves to cherish his memory a loving, devoted wife of 51 1/2 years, Darlene J. Jewell, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, mother Kitty L. Barnes, brother Craig L. Barnes, two nieces and three nephews. Celebration of life services were held in Chesapeake, VA on Aug. 9, 2012."

Wanda Jean (Jewell) McCarrier

Wanda died February 3, 1982 after struggling with cancer. She graduated from Wichita University and was very well liked there. She mainly enjoyed her Spanish class and took vacations to Mexico. She taught special education at Hadley Middle School in Wichita for 20 years. She taught at Curtis Middle School in Wichita until her death. She was very interested in dancing and enjoyed traveling with her family. She was very active in her church. Spouses name John. She had two children, one is deceased also. Last place of residence: Wichita KS

Harley Frederick Jockers

DOB: 6-12-41, DOD: 11-21-96, Last place of residence: Clackamas County OR, Military: S Sgt Air Force - Vietnam, Burial: Willamette National Cemetery
Obituary: The Oregonian, 24 Nov 1996
"A memorial and tribute service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in the Tri-City Baptist Church in Gladstone for Harley Frederick Jockers, who died Nov. 21 of lung cancer at age 55. Mr. Jockers was born June 12, 1941, in Wichita, Kan. In 1961, he married Nancy Ragon. He worked for a Safeway ice cream plant in Los Angeles and He was chief engineer for the Safeway's Clackamas milk plant in Clackamas for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. Surviving are his wife, Nancy; daughter, Sheri Cookston of Gladstone; sons, Charles of Port Orchard, Wash., and Kenneth and Kevin, both of Milwaukie; brothers, Allen of Riverside, Calif., and Brent of Denver; sisters, Shirley Nix and Barbara McCully, both of Klamath Falls, and Bonnie Voegeli of Wichita, Kan.; stepmother, Dorothy Davis of Wichita; and three grandchildren. Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society, Oregon chapter. Arrangements are by in care of Stehn's Milwaukie Funeral Home."

Ernest Eugene Johnson

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DOB: 15 Jun 1941, DOD: 01 Apr 1996, Last place of residence: Wichita KS

James Clyde Jones

DOB: 11/05/41, DOD: 12/10/88, Place of Death: Wichita KS, Military: Sgt.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 16 Dec 1988
"JAMES C. JONES JR., 47, of 1907 N. Grove, retired Boeing Military Airplanes employee, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 1988. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jackson Mortuary. Survivors: daughters, Delores Smith, Jennifer, both of Wichita; stepson, Robert Johnson of Wichita; brothers, Thomas E. of Irvine, Calif., Blakely of Fort Meyers, Fla.; sisters, Evelyn Stewart of Azusa, Calif., Linda Grant, Stacy L. Bohanon, Audrey E., all of Wichita; four grandchildren."

Kenneth Raymond Joslin

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DOB: 27 Jun 1941, DOD: 10 Feb 2003, Last place of residence: Los Angeles CA,
Burial: Riverside, CA, National Cemetery

Thomas George Klem

DOB: 13 Mar 1942, DOD: 18 Aug 1984, Thomas died after struggling with brain cancer. Right after graduation fron Wichita University with his masters degree he was picked to work on the X-15, the first ultra jet rocket plane. He later went to work at McDonald Douglas aircraft company to supervision in the engineering area. He lived in Orange County California at the time of his death. He loved to snow ski and play cards with his friends and spend as much time as he could with his family. Spouse's name Kay. He had one child.

Barbara Lynne Lary-Mayfield

DOB: 09 Mar 1941, DOD: 1 May 1986, Last place of residence: Cleveland, OK, Burial: Sinnett Memorial Cemetery, Oak Grove, OK
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 03 May 1986
"BARBARA LYNNE LARY-MAYFIELD, 45, of Tulsa, former Wichita State Bank employee, died Thursday, May 1, 1986. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Mobley-Dodson Lakeside Funeral Home, Sand Springs, Okla. Survivors: husband, Kenneth; son, Scott of Claremore, Okla.; daughters, Susan Smothers of Tulsa, Shannon at home; parents, Leonard and Ossie Mae Lary of Wichita; brother, Frank Lary of Wichita; sister, Sharon K. Read of Tulsa; two grandchildren."
Barbara died of kidney problems. She worked at a local bank until her illness.

Jack Lashley

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Died in May 2014 of a blood clot. Unable to locate an obit at this time.

Gerald "Jerry" L. Layton

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DOB: 02 Nov 1940, DOD: 14 Feb 2011, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 18- Feb 2011
"Layton, Gerald, 70, 34 year employee of The Wichita Eagle, passed away Feb. 14, 2011. He is survived by his mother; wife; 5 children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Services 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, Evangel Presbyterian Church, 1545 S. 135th. (Kellogg & 135th)."

Duane Martin Laurie

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DOB: 06 Mar 1941, DOD: 12 Dec 2010, Last place of residence: Providence RI
Obituary: Providence Journal, 16 Dec 2010 "LAURIE, DUANE M. SR., 69, passed away December 12th. Born in Kansas, he was the son of Margaret (Rowe) Laurie and the late Oliver Laurie; husband of Sandra M. (Carruolo) Laurie for 46 years; father of Duane M. Laurie Jr., with whom he owned and operated D & D Metal Works; grandfather of 4; brother of Candace Wheeler. Visitation will be held Saturday, 10-12 noon, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will be private."

Varee Ann (Leuszler) Day

DOB: 10/11/41, DOD: 7/1/03, Last place of residence: Minneapolis MN
Obituary: St. Paul Pioneer Press, 03 Jul 2003
"She Gave Of Herself Age 61 Funeral Service 11AM Saturday at WULFF FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 1485 White Bear Ave., St. Paul. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home."

Thomas Charles Loflin

DOB: 16 Aug 1941, DOD: 29 May 1995, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle 31 May 1995
"Loflin, Thomas Charles, 53, Raytheon Aircraft Co. employee, died Monday, May 29, 1995. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Cochran Mortuary. Survivors: parents, Randall and Dorthy, sister, Rebecca Jones, all of Wichita."
Tom died of a heart attack while doing his daily exercise walking at El Dorado KS. He served in the Army reserves. He was employed at Raytheon Aircraft in Wichita in the tooling department and had just received his honorable 30 year pin. He was never married.

Donna Mae (Lohrey) Kennedy

Donna died around 1990 of an aneurysm. She was a homemaker and loving mother. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She was very active in her church up until her death. Spouse: Hugh Kennedy. She had two children.

Yvonne (Mainz) Weninger

DOB: 6/20/41, DOD: 1/3/07, Last place of residence: Pretty Prairie KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 10 Jan 2007; Hutchinson News, 05 Jan 2007
"PRETTY PRAIRIE - Weninger, Yvonne Ann, 65, died Jan. 3, 2007 at her home in Pretty Prairie. She was born June 20, 1941 at St. Marks, Kan., the daughter of Math and Marie Eck Mainz. A Pretty Prairie resident since 1981, previously of Maize, she was a retired dental assistant under Drs. Dicke, Drake and Davis. She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and the Altar Society, both of Waterloo. On May 29, 1965 she married James Weninger at Wichita. Other survivors include son, Heath and wife, Dana of Pretty Prairie; daughter, Heather Shepherd and husband, Neil of Olathe; sister, Charlotte Mainz of Wichita; 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents and brother, Donald. Parish rosary was held at 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Louis Catholic Church, Waterloo. Burial was in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic Church in c/o Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 N. Main, Kingman, KS 67068."

Floyd Ray Malcolm

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DOB: 03 Mar 1941, DOD: 18 Sep 2011, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Dunnegan Grove, Sheldon, MO
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 21 Sep 2011
"Malcom, Floyd R., 70, passed away Sept. 18, 2011. Floyd was born March 3, 1941 in Barton County, Mo., to Clyde and Edna (Bishop) Malcom. He is preceded in death by his father, and brother. Floyd is survived by his son, Marc Malcom; daughters, Angela Arguelles, Diane Davis, Melissa Soutiere all of Wichita, Kan.; mother, Edna Rice; brothers, Russell and Larry Malcom; sister, Nancy Pickett; five grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Affinity All Faiths Mortuary, 2850 S. Seneca, Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to American Cancer Society, 818 N. Emporia St. #100, Wichita, KS 67214."

Henry E. Mason

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DOB: 13 Jun 1941, DOD: 03 Mar 2013, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 08 Mar 2013
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Betty Dell Mayes

DOB: 29 Jul 1941, DOD: 21 Jul 1991, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Old Mission Cemetery. Betty taught school in the Wichita system at the time of her death. She had struggled with cancer. She had special interest in pottery and collected Southwestern dolls. Immediately after graduation from Friends University she taught at an Indian reservation in Arizona. She was never married.

Martha McEwen-Kimball

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Mac McGrown

DOB: 07/06/38, DOD: 09/?/1983, Place of Death: Wichita KS

Roy Alan Meacham

DOB: 9/7/41, DOD: 11/?/81, Place of Death: Colorado Springs, CO

Christina "Tina" Louise Merrell-Hagen

DOB: 07/28/1941, DOD: 09/19/1988, Last place of residence: Lee’s Summit MO, Burial: Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery. She was employed in a nursing facility in Kansas City MO. Spouse's name Bruce. She had three children.

John William Messinger

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DOB: 24 Oct 1941, DOD: 03 Feb 2011, Last place of residence: Humboldt, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 13 Feb 2011
"HUMBOLDT Messenger, John William, 69, retired professor at NCCC, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011. Viewing, 1-9 p.m., Monday, February 14, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West in Wichita. Graveside service, 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley, KS. Preceded in death by father, John Henry Messenger; mother, Ruby May Randall; brother, Robert R. Messenger, Sr. Survivors: nephew, Robert Messenger, Jr. of Wichita; stepson, Jason Burtnett of Girard; niece, Dawn Eck of Wichita. Memorial established with Neosho County Community College, Adult Basic Education Foundation, c/o Claudia Christiansen, 800 W. 14th St., Chanute, KS 66720."

Clark Allen Minton

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DOB: 14 Jul 1941, DOD: 27 Nov 2009, Last place of residence: Ft Worth TX
Obituary: Fort Worth Star Telegram, 30 Nov 2009
"FORT WORTH -- Clark Alan Minton, 68, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, Small Sanctuary, 3740 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, 817-731-4329. All are invited to join the family at a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christ Chapel Bible Church building fund, 3740 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Clark was born in Wichita, Kan., on July 14, 1941. He graduated from Friends University in Wichita and retired in 2009 from a 36-year career in the insurance/risk management industry. He was widowed in 2005 after a 38-year marriage. On Dec. 17, 2007, he married his beloved wife, Barbara Ferguson Minton, on the 18th hole of the Fort Worth Country Club. Survivors: Wife, Barbara Ferguson Minton; son, Cord Minton (Tonya); granddaughter, Jade Minton; stepchildren, Debbie Bragg (Jim) and daughter, Jamie, Tim Chambers (Paula), son, Casey and daughter, Kristin; siblings, Marlene Sims, Fred Minton and Frank Minton; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends."

Edward Ray Mullin

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DOB: 11 Nov 1940, DOD: 03 Apr 2014, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
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Janice Eileen Muma

DOB: 05 Mar 1939, DOD: 17 Jul 1978, Last place of residence: Dexter KS, She was married. She had three children. Spouse: Phillip Sumner.

Charles Richard Murray

DOB: 21 Jul 1941, DOD: 20 Feb 2003, Last place of residence: Great Falls, MT
Died esophageal cancer. Chuck had had been in supervision at the Safeway grocery chains for 32 years in the frozen food warehouse of the local distribution center in Bellview Washington and had been well respected and liked. He retired 11 months before his death. He and his family just after retirement moved to Great Falls Montana because he wanted to get away from the big city and all the noises. He and his family took many trips together and enjoyed Montana the last few months of his life. His spouse is from Montana. His spouse commented that he loved sports in high school and had many fond memories of North High. Chuck enjoyed stamp collecting and read much about the subject. This hobby gave him great knowledge about history. He enjoyed touring wineries and eating out at nice restaurants with his family and friends. He was a avid photogopher and liked taking pictures at all gatherings and vacations. He enjoyed his computer very much. He was interested in so many activities. Spouses name Patricia. He had three children.

Lenford J. Nesbitt

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Jill Lorraine (Omo) Green

DOB: 10 Jun 1941, DOD: 13 Jan 2007, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 15 Jan 2007
Green, Jill Lorraine (Omo), 65, USD 265 Goddard Bus driver, passed away January 13, 2007. Survivors: husband, Harland Green; children: Robyn Green, Cindy Kemper and Greg Green, all of Wichita; granddaughter, Jessica Kemper. Preceded by parents, Elmer & Flora Omo. Causes of death: unknown.

Frank Joe Ornelas

DOB: 27 Sep 1940, DOD: 12 Dec 1982, Last place of residence: Topeka, KS, Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, KS
Died of a heart attack in his sleep. He had been attending a college bowl game in Shrieveport LA. He served his country with honors in both the Army and the Air Force. He was a paratrooper at Forbes A/F base in Topeka KS until his death. He was single at the time of his death. He had six children and three are serving in the military at the present. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Wichita KS.

William Allen Orr

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DOB: 27 Apr 1941, DOD: 31 Jul 2009, Last place of residence: Kingman KS.
Obituary: Wellington Daily News, 07 Aug 2009
"Bill Orr, formerly of Kingman, Kansas, retired Raytheon Aircraft router, died Friday, July 31, 2009 at his residence in Attica, Kansas at the age of 68. William was born the son of William Harold and Dora Mae (Brown) Orr on Sunday, April 27, 1941 in Augusta, Kansas."

Edward Ivan Palmer

DOB: 14 Mar 1940. DOD: 05 Feb 2007, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS

Cause of death: heart and other problems. His favorite hobbies were camping and reading. He also liked to remodel homes and refinish furniture; he was quite a refinisher. He lived in Wichita KS at time of death.

Cynthia Anne (Paul) Olson

DOB: 29 Jun 1941, DOD: 15 Mar 2008, Last place of residence: Houston, TX
Obituary: Houston Chronicle, 18 Mar 2008

Sue Ann Phares-Stevens

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DOB: 20 Feb 1941, DOD: 13 Dec 2013, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Note: Previously married to our classmate, Jack Henderson (deceased).

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Nedra June (Phelps) Jordan

DOB: 11/13/41, DOD: 5/16/08, Place of Death: Yuma, Arizona
Obituary: Wenatchee World, The (WA) - June 7, 2008
Nedra June Jordan, 66, of Yuma, AZ, passed away on May 16, 2008, from a stroke. She is survived by her sisters, Joyce Sheffer in Colorado and Linda Ivie in Washington. She leaves behind two children, Scott Jordan from Idaho and Lisa Osborne from Washington. She was loved by her six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews; and many more family members, too numerous to mention here today. She graduated from Lane Community College in Eugene, OR in 1982, and worked for many years in Seattle as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She loved to travel in her motorhome and eventually went to Russia and Israel. She left this fun and busy way of life to settle and "grow roots" in Yuma, AZ. To all of her neighbors at "The Compound", our family would like to give our biggest thanks, God Bless You. All of your help during this stressful time is greatly appreciated. She lived a full and adventurous life, to say the least, and will truly be missed by all. WOO-HOO, WHAT A RIDE, HUH MOM? Nedra asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to www.MooseIntl.com.

Ray Gene Price

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Twila Darlene Rainey

DOB: 14 Sep 1941, DOD: 17 Jan 1995
Died of cancer. She lived in Smyrna TN at the time of her death. At one time she had lived near Cape Kennedy in Jacksonville FL and enjoyed watching the spaceship lift off. Spouses name Wendell. She had four children.

Karla Kay (Reinking) Hatwig

DOB: ?, DOD: 06 Jun 1997, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 11 Jun 1997
"Hatwig, Karla Kay (Reinking), 56, homemaker, died Friday, June 6, 1997. Memorial service 2 p.m. today, Faith Community Church. Survivors: daughter, Marla, brother Daryl Reinking, both of Wichita. Broadway Mortuary."
Karla Kay was a member of the class of 1959, but did not graduate. Karla Kay quit school in her senior year and got married.

Robert "Bob" (Ridling) Mitchell

DOB: 29 Aug 1941, DOD: 13 Jun 2007, Last place of residence: Derby, KS
Robert had changed his last name to Mitchell.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 14 Jun 2007
DERBY - Mitchell, Robert, age 65, tech writer at Raytheon, died Wed., June 13, 2007. Private family services have been held. Survivors include: wife, Pam Mitchell, Derby; son, Robert Mitchell II, Las Vegas, NV; sister, Marilyn Shonts, Wichita; brothers, Jerry Ridling, Cheney and Gary Ridling, Wichita. Services provided by Smith Mortuary, Derby. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 6/14/2007.

Cause of death: Diabetes and heart failure. He lived in Derby Kansas at time of death. His favorite hobbies were metal detecting, collecting coins, reading books and restoring old cars. He was very active in the Derby Friends church. He was a very generous person, per his wife.

Derryl David Rome

DOB: 05/29/41, DOD: 02/06/78, Last place of residence: Denver CO, Wife: Mary Klebba.

James Lee Ross

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DOB: 17 Aug 1940, DOD: 15 Sep 2003, Last place of residence: Los Angeles, CA
Military: LCPL, US Marine Corps, Vietnam, Riverside National Cemetery, CA

Max F Ryan

DOB: 18 Jan 1941, DOD: 10 Jan 2008

He had so many hobbies. He enjoyed working on his farm, playing racketball, archery, and camping. He also loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He loved everything at his home and his wife.

Sandra "Sandi" Lou Saxton-Caldwell

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DOB: 23 Apr 1941, DOD: 03 May 2010, Last place of residence: Tempe AZ
Obituary: Arizona Republic, 13 May 2010
"Sandra Caldwell, 69, of Tempe, AZ passed away on May 3, 2010. Sandra is survived by her husband Leonard Caldwell, Her sons Kevin Jeron Meeks, Kent Sheldon Caldwell-Meeks, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be held at First Institutional Baptist Church (1141 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034) on May 13th, 2010."

Denny Blaine Shaver

DOB: 29 Jun 1941, DOD: 10 Aug 2003, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 11 Aug 2003
"Shaver, Denny B., 62, Dolese Brothers truck driver, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003. Family visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Resthaven Mortuary. Survivors: daughters, Kimberly M. Buffalow of Augusta, Angie Shaver of Cheyenne, WY; mother, Dortha Shaver of Wichita; brothers, Ralph and Brad both of Wichita; sister, Linda Bontrager of Wichita; grandson, Grant R. Buffalow."
He had been struggling several years from emphysema, a bad heart and COPD. He had been employed at Dolese Construction for several years until his illness. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his bow and arrow, and was really good with the bow. He was very good in music and this was his most enjoyable hobby, he played the guitar and sang a lot with his friends and family. He was very close to his parents and especially his mother. He was single at the time of his death.

Karen Sue (Sherman) Gross

Cause of death: Diabetes and heart condition. Favorite hobbies: knitting, crochet and any crafts. She enjoyed fishing and camping with Bill and their children. She was very active in her church, and was a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout leader.

Delores Irene (Shipley) Garrett

DOB: 24 Jun 1941, DOD: 06 Sep 1995, Last place of residence: Wichita KS, Burial: Park City KS.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 08 Sep 1995
"Garrett, Delores I., 54, histology technician, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kechi Cemetery. Survivors: son, Jason, daughter, Darci Hale, both of Wichita; sister, Joyce Elza of Valley Center; four grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the March of Dimes. Cochran Mortuary."
She had struggled with polio since she was very young. She was retired from pathology supervision at Riverside hospital in Wichita. She was on oxygen at the time of her death. She was single at the time of her death.

Dale Melvin Shonk

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DOB: 17 Mar 1941, DOD: 31 Jan 2009, Last place of residence: Wichita KS.

Amelia Marie Simmons

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Jimmy Warren Sloan

DOB: 4/11/41, DOD: 11/5/98, Last place of residence: Shell Knob, MO.

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Lois Marie (Smith) Butler

DOB: 9/13/41, DOD: 2/13/98, Place of Death & Last Known Residence: Unknown

Nedra Jane Stormont-LeMay

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Clara Louise (Stout) Bowman

DOB: 9/13/1941, DOD: 6/22/2000, Place of Death: Kent, Washington

Michael Keller Straight

DOB: 18 Jun 1941, DOD: 18 Jan 1983, Last place of residence: Corpus Christi TX.

Francetta "Cetta" (Stumblingbear) Segovia

DOB: 11 Jul 1940, DOD: 31 Jul 2006, Last place of residence: Wichita KS,
Burial: Samone Cemetery (Intertribabl Burial Grounds), Carnegie, OK
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 02 Aug 2006
"Segovia, Francetta "Cetta" Stumblingbear, 66, passed away July 31, 2006. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Red Buffalo Hall; interment at Samone Cemetery, Carnegie, Okla. Francetta was born July 11, 1940 to Francis and Irene (Zotigh) Stumblingbear in Lawton, Okla. She lived in Wichita her entire life and worked for Wichita Public Schools for 10 years. More recently she worked for Inter-Faith Ministries since 1993. She spent her free time enjoying her pasttime, "BINGO," and attending Pow-Wows with her sisters and youngest son. Francetta was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, and a sister. Survivors: husband, Francisco Segovia of 26 years; sons, Randy (Barbara), Jon (Kaye), Jerry (Karrina) and Anthony; daughter, Shereen; sisters, Sandra (Al) Mendia and Emma Stumblingbear; brothers, Andy, Louie (Lynn) and Mark (Megan) all of Wichita, Elton of Anadarko, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren."

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Georgiann (Teer) Kempner

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Mike Lawrence Terry

DOB: 28 Mar 1941, DOD: 12 Nov 2001, Last place of residence: Valencia CA.

Sally Anne (Teten) Ford

DOB: 18 Mar 1940, DOD: 23 Jan 2002, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS, Burial: Mission Chapel Mausoleum
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 25 Jan 2002
"Ford, Sally (Teten), 61, retired grocer, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002. No service. Survivors: father, Aubrey Teten of Colwich; cousins, Paul Ebel of Aiken, S.C., David Ebel of Denver. Old Mission Mortuary."

Clifford Trax

DOB: 20 Dec 1940, DOD: 22 Dec 1999, Last place of residence: Valley Center KS.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 25 Dec 1999, Hutchinson News, 28 Dec 1999
"Trax, Clifford Leroy, 59, photographer, retired Wichita Police Department and currently Valley Center Police officer, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Baker Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kan. Mr. Trax was a member of the following organizations, North Star Lodge 268, Valley Center Lodge 364, Master 1979, Plural and Life Member. Kansas Lodge of Research, Charter Member and Past Steward, Scottish Rite since 1969, Life Member of Salina Consistory, Wichita Chapter 33 Royal Arch Masons, Life Member, High Priest 1982. Grand Chapter of Kansas RAM, Grand High Priest 1990-91. General Chapter of Ram International, Ambassador 1996-99. Wichita Council 12 Cryptic Masons, Life Member, Illustrious Master 1984. Kansas Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters 1984, Very Illustrious Master 1987-88. Mt. Olivet Commandery 12 Knights Templar, Life Member, Eminent Commander 1985. Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Life Member and Patron Sponsor. Past Commanders Association of Kansas 1985, Eminent President 1990-91. Kansas Priory 33, Knights of the York Cross of Honor 1986. Calvary Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine first note. North Star Chapter 483 O.E.S., Worth Patron 1978, Grand Chapter Proficiency Examiner from 1980-82. Acacia Shrine 18 White Shrine of Jerusalem, Watchman of Shepard 1980- 81. Friendship Court 4 Order of Amaranth, Royal Patron 1983-84, Grand Lecturer 1986, Grand Royal Patron 1992-93. Keystone High 12 Club 376; Kansas York Rite College 125; Wichita Council 299 Allied Masonic Degrees; Kansas Council 53 Knight Masons; Philalethes Society; Topeka Council 1 Ancient Toltec; and Sword of Bunker Hill. Survivors: wife, Sharon; son, Roger Watermiller of Milton; sisters, Barbara Johnson of Dayton, Texas, Betty Spearman of Elysian Fields, Texas; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren. Memorial has been established with American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and Knights Templer Eye Foundation. Baker Funeral Home."

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Curtis LeRoy Troth

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DOB: 12 Jun 1941, DOD: 12 Dec 2013, Last place of residence: Spring TX, Spouse: Angela
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Sylvia Sue VanWye

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DOB: 10 Nov 1941, DOD: 01 Apr 2013, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
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Deloris Ann Wagner-Selim

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DOB: 30 June 1941, DOD: ?, Spouse: Harold

Carolyn Mae (Walden) Meyer

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DOB: 11 Nov 1941, DOD: 15 Feb 2012, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
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Patricia (Walker) Goble

DOB: 23 Jul 1941, DOD: 17 May 2007, Last place of residence: Satanta, KS, Burial: Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, KS
Obituary: Hutchinson News. 22 May 2007, Dodge City Globe, 26 May 2007
"SATANTA - Patricia B. Goebel, 65, died May 17, 2007, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born July 23, 1941, in Wichita, the daughter of Walter Francis "Pete" and Garnette Crowe Walker Sr. A resident of Satanta since 1990, moving from Oklahoma City, she was the owner of Adart Printers, Inc., Oklahoma City. On Aug. 11, 1978, she married Gary L. Goebel in Oklahoma City. Survivors include: five nieces, Kelly Stalker and Heidi Walker, both of Satanta, Nikki Stuckey, Meade, Laurie Walker, Wichita, and Kathryn Crawford, Granite Bay, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Walter Francis Walker Jr. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, with Minister Tom Massey presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home."
Pat had been diagnosed with lung cancer, had surgery and thought she had it conquered, but not the case. Pat was a avid animal lover from the word go, had many and helped several strays. Her last days were in the hospital in Garden City, with pneumonia. Spouse's name, Gary. No children. Spouse is also deceased. She was a homemaker and loved to take care of her dogs.

Raymond "Ray" U. Walker

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DOB: 13 Jul 1941, DOD: 09 Apr 2013, Last place of residence: Winfield, KS
Burial:Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Winfield, KS, Military: ADR3, US Navy, 1961-1967
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 10 Apr 2013
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DOB: 28 Jul 1940, DOD: 26 Mar 2012, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Burial: Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, KS, Military: U.S. Marines, Federal Protective Service
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Benny J. Watkins

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DOB: 20 Jul 1939, DOD: 25 Jun 2010, Last place of residence: Vici, Oklahoma

Woodward, Okla. - 70 year old Vici resident, Benny Joe Watkins departed this life, at his home, on June 25, 2010. Benny was born to Gilbert Matthieu and Hettie Ruth Breed Watkins on July 20, 1939 in DeWitt, AR.

Benny's childhood days were spent in and around the delta farm ground of southeastern Arkansas. He attended DeWitt Elementary and Gillett High School. He then married Bobbie Dean Mitchell on September 25, 1957 at Bernice Gray's home in DeWitt. The couple resided in Tichnor, AR for one year and then moved to Wichita, KS where, in 1958, he and Bobbie graduated from high school. They were blessed with seven children; Betty Jo, Cynthia Lynn, Benny Eugene, Robert Dewayne, Bart Shane, Melanie Dawn, and Bobbie DeSha.

The family moved to Brinkley, AR in 1968 where the couple owned and operated a full service Exxon station. In 1978, they moved to Atkins, AR and operated their second Exxon station for 3 years before moving to Vici, OK in 1981. Benny went to work in the oilfield for a time before taking a job with Wonder Bread. He later worked for Dewey County District 3 and then Prestige Coffee Company. Benny suffered a great loss on May 5, 1996 with the passing of his wife Bobbie after 39 years of marriage.

On May 29, 1999 Benny married Loretta Joyce Rodgers at Vici, OK. With this union Benny had the privilege of helping Joyce raise her two youngest daughters, Summer and JoVanna. They made their home in Vici and Benny went to work for Durango Trucking then Bill Williamson Trucking before going into the retail business operating Tom's Chips. He also worked for a time in the local school districts of Woodward, Vici, and Seiling. He worked on occasion for Watkins Dirt Service and he most recently worked for J & R Transports, which he shared with many, was his favorite job. Together Benny and Joyce enjoyed attending church, traveling, and going to music events. They spent a lot of their time following the various activities of all their grandchildren.

On August 3, 1960 Benny turned his life over to serving the Lord. He was baptized into The General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn at Wichita, KS. He began preaching very soon after that. He helped establish several new churches. Benny believed firmly in the evangelistic work and went into many cities preaching the Word including the countries of Mexico and Belize in Central America. Most recently he had began having church in Canyon, TX near Amarillo. He was always willing to help the small bodies of brethren in near communities. He assembled faithfully at the Woodward Church of the Firstborn.

Benny was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Watkins; parents, Gilbert Watkins and Ruth Smith; in-laws, Paul and Doris Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Christy Watkins; sisters, Betty Lou Watkins and Edna Capps; grandchildren, Brock Watkins, Brice Reaves, and Charity Watkins.

He is survived by his wife of the home in Vici, Joyce; four daughters, Betty Thomas and husband Rob of Farmington, MO, Cyndi Higgins and husband Doug of Atkins, AR, Melanie McCracken and husband Shannon of Vici, OK, Sha Reaves and husband Gary of Woodward, OK; three sons, Benny E. Watkins and wife Jill of Vici, OK, Robert Watkins and wife Melissa of Tulsa, OK, and Bart Watkins and wife Kimberly of Vici, OK; six step-children, JoVanna Pace and husband Adam of Vici, OK, Summer McGaha and husband Brad of Vici, OK, Josh Rodgers of Vici, OK, Justin Rodgers of Oklahoma City, OK, Jenny Idlett and husband Dennis of Lexington, OK, and Sherry McGraw and husband Brent of Haysville, KS; brothers, Bud Watkins and Sue of Wichita, KS and Donnie Smith of Wichita, KS; brothers-in-law, Barney Capps of Wichita, KS, Edward Mitchell and wife Shirley of DeWitt, AR; sisters-in-law, Pauline McCallie, Edna Davis, Martha Jackson and husband Skippy all of DeWitt, AR, and Mary Clawson and husband Billy of Tichnor, AR; Joyce's family; mother-in-law, Naomi Farrow, sisters-in-law, Neoma Combs of Cushing, OK, Patsy Tolland of Lexington, OK, Trella Idlett and husband Allen of Lexington, OK; brothers-in-law, Carl Farrow and wife Sue of Cushing, OK, Raymond Farrow and wife Crystal of DeWitt, AR; 38 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other family and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, 2010 in the Church of the Firstborn, Vici, OK with burial following in Sunnyside Cemetery. Services arranged by Shaw Funeral Home, Vici, OK. Condolences may be made to the family and Memorial Tribute viewed at shawfuneralhome.net Burial: Sunny Side Cemetery, Vici, OK.

Norma Jean Wax

DOB: 5/24/41, DOD: 2/5/72, Place of Death: ?, Last place of residence: Prince Georges County, Maryland, Military: Navy/Marines. She was serving in the Army with honors. She was in the Washington D.C. area at the time of her death. She was never married.

Donald L. "Donnie" Wenzel

DOB: 24 Mar 1940, DOD: 26 Oct 2008, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 29 Oct 2008
"Wenzel, Donald L., 68, retired Broadway Auto Salvage co-owner, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Visitation with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday ; services 10 a.m. Friday, both at the Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway. Preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Beryl; brothers, Jack and L.D. Survivors: wife, Adella; sons, Ryan J. (Meggan), PhD. of Melrose, Mass., Guy A. (Alison) of Wichita; brothers, Gale (JoAnne), Carl (Elaura) both of Wichita; granddaughters, Ava, Sabine, Hannah and Susie; sister-in-law, Dorothea Townson of Wichita. A memorial has been established with The Jeff Wenzel Home c/o Youth Horizons, 1601 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211"
Cause of death: Stroke, then got pneumonia. Favorite hobbies: worked on old cars, bought old houses and did rentals. He really enjoyed repairing the rental houses. He was working on one of them when he got sick. Donnie loved his family and grandchildren. He was active in his church. He loved his family and grandchildren. He was active in his church, Asbury Methodist, in Wichita.

James Michael Wheat

DOB: 21 Nov 1941, DOD: 15 Jul 1993. James died from a bad brain tumor. He served in the Marine Corp with honors. He graduated from Kansas University and was employed with the government teaching in Columbia, South America. He was also an art dealer at the time of his death. He was single at the time of his death. He had no children

Kay Frances (Whiting) Brown

DOB: 10/23/41, DOD: 10/2/02, Place of Death: Unknown

Merlin LeRoy Wilgers

Died September 1969.

Richard Franklin Witt

DOB: 29 May 1941, DOD: 12 Jun 1991, Last place of residence: Gig Harbor, WA.
Obituary: Tacoma News-Tribune, 15 Jun 1991
Cause of death: Throat aneurism. Place of death: Gig Harbor, Washington. He was single at time of death. Survived by one child. Richard went back to college in his 30's and became an M.D. At the time of his death, he was the director of the Public Health Clinic in Tacoma, Washington. The city named one of its wings after him. His top interest was science. This led him to apply for the astronaut program and he made it to the final round in the selection process. His age, height and no pilot status kept him out. Up until his death he ran the Pikes Peak hill climb every year.

Gerald Wayne Wood

DOB: 12 Apr 1941, DOD: 24 Sep 1999, Last place of residence: Wichita, Burial: Resthaven, Wichita, Obituary: Wichita Eagle; 26 Sep 1999. Gerald died from complications of Asthma. He was employed at Star Lumber in the lumber department at the time of his death. He had also owned his own business prior to Star Lumber. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He loved to spend time reading. He always enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors, he was a real people person and enjoyed everything he did. He enjoyed his daughter very much. He was single at the time of his death. He had three children.

Jack Dennis Worley

DOB: 9 Apr 1941, DOD: 19 Feb 2005, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS
Obituary: Wichita Eagle; 19 Feb 1999

Cause of death: cancer. Jack was retired from the teaching field where he had taught in California. In earlier years and later, Jack taught at Collegiate. His favorite hobbies were watching and going to the KU basketball games. He was also an avid reader and loved cooking and trying different recipes.

Vernon B Wright

DOB: 1/3/40, DOD: 7/16/97, Last place of residence: Wichita, KS, Place of Death: ?

Norman L Young

DOB: 23 Aug 1941, DOD: 03 Feb 1995, Last place of residence: Wichita.
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, 06 Feb 1995
"Young, Norman L., 53, retired Cessna Aircraft Co. and NCR operator, died Friday, Feb. 3, 1995. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Douglas Avenue Assembly of God Church. Survivors: wife, Jo, son, Darryl, both at home; daughter, Michelle Bouckaert of Oklahoma City; mother and stepfather, Kathryn and R.C. Brownell of Fruita, Colo.; brother, Duane Jr. of Rockford, Ill., sisters, Ursula Davis of Mullinville, Carol Young of Wichita, Nancy Slaughter of Fruita; two grandchildren; one stepgrandchild. Memorials have been established with the Muscular Dystrophy Association ALS Patients and Research Fund. Resthaven Mortuary."
Norman died after struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.


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