Wilma Mae Haines
Wilma Mae Haines, 72, of Tonganoxie, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 2 at the Christian Church, Tonganoxie. The Rev. Weldon Jolly will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Mrs. Haines was born Dec. 7, 1931, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Alex and Henrietta (Lane) Jackson. She attended Smith Grade School and was a 1950 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She worked at St. Margaret Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., St. John Hospital, Leavenworth, and for seven years at Tonganoxie High School. Mrs. Haines was a 50-year member of the First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie, and of the Tonganoxie Historical Society.
On Nov. 7, 1957, she married Charles W. Haines in Leavenworth. He survives at the home; other survivors include three sons, Charles H. Haines and Steven W. Haines, both of Lawrence and Bryan D. Haines, Tonganoxie; three daughters, Charlene A. Haines, Lawrence; Wilma Dian Barfield, Tonganoxie; and Viola Marie Stevens, Lawrence; two brothers, Vernon Jackson, Kansas City, Kan.; and Delmar Jackson, Lawrence; a sister Corine Robison, Topeka, and nine grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Luke's Cancer Institute in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
Marion L. Farris
Marion L. "Bud" Farris, 78, of Boliver, Mo., a former Shawnee resident, died March 24, 2004 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, Mo., after a stroke. Graveside services were Tuesday at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation and Masonic services were Tuesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
Mr. Farris was born to Marion L. Farris Sr. and Josie Myrtle Farris Nov. 27, 1925. He grew up in the Basehor-Leavenworth Community in Kansas and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College after graduating from Basehor High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James; and three sisters, Marion Elvie Warmbrodt, Anna Neola Miller and Sylvia Irene Morgan.
Survivors include his wife Delores, and son, Donald, of Flemington, Mo.; four sisters, Virginia Lee Brigman of Seattle, Wash.; Delta Juanita Edwards of Kansas City, Mo.; Celia Elizabeth Reiss of Bonner Springs; and Naomi Ruth Warden of Tonganoxie.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal System and retired after 30 years as a station manager. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cadet in training in Springfield, Ill., San Antonio, Texas, and Biloxi, Miss. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, a 50-year member of Beatrice Chapter 453 Order of the Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. He enjoyed many years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 185 at the Shawnee Presbyterian Church. Also he coached and managed boys' baseball teams. Arrangements by Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
Helen Aldena Clark
Helen Aldena Clark, 73, of Bonner Springs, died March 21, 2004, at Providence Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, March 27, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf with internment in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Visitation was Friday evening at the chapel.
Mrs. Clark was born February 19, 1931, to Junius II and Amanda Graves Clark. She attended Bonner Springs High School. She went on to attend Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, and eventually moved to Edwardsville in the early 1970s.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, LeDrue Groves and Junius G. Groves III; and a son, LeDrue Martin Wall.
Survivors include two sons, Oudy Thomas Wall Jr. and Romero Leverette, both of Los Angeles; three daughters, Toi Yan Anderson of Kansas City; Presha Thomas of Los Angeles; Pene Jo Wall of Bonner Springs; and Jacqueline Mullins of Bonner Springs; two sisters, Theora G. Granville and Lillian Bryan, both of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arrangements were by D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Chapel.
Elmer C. Ringel
1904 - 2001
Services for Elmer C. Ringel, 97, Bonner Springs, were Thursday, Jan. 25 at St. John Lutheran Church, Alma.
Mr. Ringel died Jan. 20, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Topeka.
He was born Jan. 19, 1904, in Alma, the son of Herman A. and Emma Ringle. He graduated from Alma Lutheran School in 1918. He married Catherine T. Lyddane in 1934. He retired after a many years of farming in 1978. He served on the Lutheran School Board, Millcreek Township Board and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, in 1999; three brothers, Arthur, Edwin and Arnold; one sister, Hilma; and his parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Schmidt, Topeka; three sons, Duane Ringel, Corona Delmar, Cal., Dr. Larry Ringel, Bonner Springs, and Melvin Ringel, Ellensburg, Wa.;14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 adopted grandson.
The family suggests memorials to St. John Lutheran Church, Alma, or Lutheran Hour.