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Miscellaneous Reno County, Kansas Deaths
(Listed in the Hutchinson News)

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Geneva Leorta Muns
Geneva Leorta Muns, 83, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Golden Plains Health Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born Nov. 18, 1917, at Lake Township, the daughter of William and Lillie Olive Dean New-port. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 26, 1936, she married Charles Fredrich Muns at Hutchinson. He died Aug. 23, 1985. Survivors include: five sons, Jesse J. and Jimmy, both of Hutchinson, Fredrich O., Dodge City, Samuel A., Hutchinson, and George E., Fontana, Calif.; three daughters, Delilah G. Manigan, Tampa Bay, Fla., Charolotta A.F. Brown and Grace Myers, both of Hutchinson; a sister, Pearl Bates, Wichita; 31 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: an infant son, David Alexander; a son, Charles L., a grandson, six great-grandsons; a brother; and two sisters. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson and Sons Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Danner presiding. Friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to the March of Dimes, in care of the funeral home.

Robert Jay Armstrong
NORTON - Robert Jay Armstrong, 43, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Norton. He was born Jan. 22, 1958, at Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Alan and Audrey Armstrong. A resident of Norton since 1997, formerly of Pratt and Sioux Falls, S.D., he attended O'Gorman High School and the South Dakota School of Minds and Technology, where he received a bachelor's degree. He belonged to St. Francis of Asissi Catholic Church, Norton, the American Youth Soccer Organization and Norton Region Board of Directors. On Oct. 6, 1984, he married Valerie Louthan, at Coldwater. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Eric and Chad, and two daughters, Danielle and Brittani, all of the home; his mother, Sioux Falls, S.D.; three brothers, Tom, Omaha, Neb., Jim, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mike, Seattle; three sisters, Becky O'Hern, Ankeny, Iowa, Mary Haug, Sitka, Alaska, and Sue Gliszinski, LeCenter, Minn. He was preceded in death by: a son, Craig; his father; a brother, Roger; and a sister, Cindy Armstrong;. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Asissi Catholic Church, Norton, with Father John Walsh officiating. Friends may call from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, at 3 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Children's College Saver certificate of deposit, at First State Bank, Norton.

Cordelia Allen
SCOTT CITY - Cordelia Allen, 92, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. She was born March 1, 1909, in Logan County, the daughter of James Wiley and Ida Patton Farr. A lifetime resident of Scott City, graduating from Scott Community High School in 1928, she was a homemaker. She belonged to Rebecca Lodge, Past Noble Grand Lodge and Homemakers EHU, all at Scott City. On Dec. 22, 1928, she married Robert Paul Allen at Garden City. He died Dec. 14, 1982. Survivors include: two sons, Merlin, Weslaco, Texas, and Russell, Scott City; two daughters, Mary Clark, Dighton, and Judy Erskin, Garden City; two brothers, Francis "Sam," Oberlin, and Clellan Farr, Wichita; a sister, Lena Russell, Scott City; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by: a son, Keith Ray; five sisters; and three brothers. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Price and Sons Funeral Home, Scott City, with the Rev. John Warring officiating. Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. Memorials may be sent to Park Lane Nursing Home, in care of the funeral home.

Robert M. Carter
ULYSSES - Robert M. Carter, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

Esther Tuxhorn
Esther Tuxhorn, 76, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 31, 1925, at Ransom, the daughter of J.H. and Eva E. Kraft Stricker. A Hutchinson and Partr-idge area re-sident since 1943, she was a graduate of Ransom High School and Salt City Business School. She was a retired parts manager with Consolidated Manufacturing. She was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include: a daughter, Joleen Mickelsen, Idaho Falls, Idaho; a stepson, Larry Tuxhorn, Emporia; a stepdaughter, Jean Tuxhorn, Hutchinson; a brother, David Stricker, WaKeeny; a sister, Mary Marcy, Leoti; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grand- children; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Melvin Walton officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, at the mortuary. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the church or Hospice of Reno County, in care of the mortuary.

Harriet 'Pearl' Freeman Fortune-Garrow
HAYSVILLE - Harriet "Pearl" Freeman Fortune-Garrow, 78, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Wichita. She was born Jan. 8, 1923, at Burrton, the daughter of John W. and Leoti May Bullock Freeman. She attended Hutchinson High School. A resident of Haysville, she was in civil defense for six years in Hays and was an apartment manager for 16 years in Colorado. She belonged to Haysville United Methodist Church, Chapter of Order of Eastern Star No. 228, Hays, Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 494, Haysville, and foster grandparent at Kelly Elementary, Haysville. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving as seaman first class. On July 22, 1978, she married Raymond F. Garrow at Las Vegas. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry D. Fortune, Golden, Colo., and Jay A. Fortune, Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, June Ann Davis, Crystal River, Fla.; a brother, Louis Freeman, Odessa, Texas; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haysville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Order of Eastern Star No. 494, Haysville, in care of Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center.

Mary Irene Hayden
DODGE CITY - Mary Irene Hayden, 86, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City. She was born March 22, 1915, in Graves County, Ky., the daughter of James P. and Mildred Russell Hayden. She grew up at Fancy Farm, Ky., and graduated from Fancy Farm High School. A resident of Dodge City since 1949, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society and AARP. In December 1937, she married Randall Hayden at Fancy Farm, Ky. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sons, Larry, Raytown, Mo., and Phillip, Las Vegas, N.M.; a sister, Lucille Cash, Fancy Farm, Ky.; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Bernard Hayden. Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding. Visitation is from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Clarence Davis
SATANTA - Clarence Davis, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Satanta District Hospital, Satanta.

Howard H. Warren
LIBERAL - Howard H. Warren, 93, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal. He was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Dewey County, Okla., the son of Dee E. and Mary E. Crosby Warren. He attended school in Oklahoma. A resident of Liberal since 1945, he worked in construction and cabinet building with his brother. He was self-employed in construction and retired in 1978. He worked at the ship yards at California during World War II. He played the fiddle for dances and many other events across a five- state area for many years. He belonged to First Southern Baptist Church and was a former member of Moose Lodge. On August 26, 1956, he married Fayetta Carlilie at Liberal. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Wayne, Sisters, Ore.; a daughter, Cherie Southern, Liberal; an adopted daughter, Jessie Simpson, Liberal; a sister, Hazel Coberly, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death four brothers, Ralph, Everett, Otto Wayne and Alfred; and two sisters, Catherine Spurgeon and Hutoka Rieck. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church, Liberal, with the Rev. Keith Bryant presiding. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Mortuary, Liberal. Interment will be in Liberal Cemetery, Liberal. Memorials may be sent to First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund or SCCC Nursing Scholarship Fund, both in care of the mortuary.

Ronald Eugene Hubbard
WICHITA - Ronald Eugene Hubbard, 71, died Oct. 30, 2001, at his daughter's residence, Wichita. He was born June 9, 1930, in rural Coldwater, the son of Everett and Maude Heck Hubbard. Formerly of Comanche County before moving to Wichita in 195, he graduated from Wilmore High School in 1948. He belonged to Wichita Median Shrine and was a 32nd-degree Mason of the Wichita Consistory. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. On Aug. 14, 1955, he married Barbara Helen Gregg at Coldwater. She died Jan. 30, 2001. Survivors include two daughters, a brother, a sister; three grand- children and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy Marie, and a brother, Earl. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Coldwater, with the Rev. Kent Little presiding. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Inc., in care of the funeral home.

Lawrence E. Ramsey
BYRON, Okla. - Lawrence E. Ramsey, 77, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Kiowa District Hospital, Kiowa. He was born March 19, 1924, at Butler, Okla., the son of John and Cora Willis Ramsey. A resident of Byron, Okla., for the past 37 years, he worked for Alfalfa County, Okla., and was a service-station attendant at Kiowa, a farmhand, carpenter and Byron school custodian for six years. He belonged to Riverside Church of Christ, Burlington, Okla. On May 15, 1952, he married Ramonia Stratton at Clinton, Okla. She survives. Other survivors include: three daughters, Rebecca Corr and Debra Duvall, both of Kiowa, and Darla Zahnter, Cherokee, Okla.; two brothers, John Jr., Watonga, Okla., and Donald Ramsey, Las Vegas; four sisters, Alberta Cravens, Wichita, Evelyne Ray, Clinton, Okla., Louise Hansen, Bakersfield, Calif., and June Shaull, Gilroy, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: a son, David; an infant daughter; and a sister, Hazel; Patton. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Riverside Church of Christ, Burlington, Okla., with Joe Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa. Interment will be in Hardtner Cemetery, Hardtner. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Pearl L. Plank
HUGOTON - Pearl L. Plank, 92, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Pioneer Manor, Hugoton. She was born March 9, 1909, at Lyons, the daughter of Fred E. and Margaret E. Klinefelter Babcock. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Bethel Friends Church at Hugoton, Gideons Auxiliary and EHU at Coldwater. On June 18, 1930, she married Marvin D. Plank at Lyons. He died April 6, 1996. Survivors include: a son, John, Hugoton; four daughters, Ellen Winters, Guymon, Okla., Dorothy Burkhall, Coldwater, Barbara Hecht, Newton, and Phyllis Kinser, Ulysses; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Byron and Henry; two sisters, Elizabeth Bratton and Margaret Cool; and a grandchild. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethel Friends Church, Hugoton, with the Rev. Eric Mason presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Hugoton. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Hugoton. Memorials may be sent to Barclay College, Haviland, or to Gideons International, both in care of the funeral home.

Elmer T. Patterson
KINGMAN - Elmer T. Patterson, 81, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Kingman Community Hospital, Kingman. He was born July 16, 1920, at Anthony, the son of William Arnold and Mary A. Armstrong Patterson. A longtime resident of the Kingman community, he was a farmer and retired employee of the Kansas Department of Transportation. He belonged to First Baptist Church, Kingman. On April 18, 1940, he married Letha Hacker at Medicine Lodge. She survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Charlotte Pierce and Debra Buchanan, both of Kingman; a brother, Delmer, Kingman; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Howard; a daughter, Glineth May; and a sister, Marie McDonald. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman, with Pastor Brad Penner presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Attica Cemetery, Attica. Memorials may be made to Kingman Humane Society, in care of the funeral home.

Agnes Staudinger
WILSON - Agnes Zeman Staudinger, 90, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Wilson. She was born Jan. 24, 1911, in Russell County. She was a homemaker. She married Anton Staudinger, who predeceased her. Survivors include: two sons, Ray, Wilson, and Leonard, Hoisington; two daughters, Clara Stitem, Salina, and Roselle Williams, Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Frank Zeman Jr., Salina; six sisters, Anna Staudinger, Great Bend, Barbara Hlaus, Wilson, Mary Gorritzen, Little River, Sister Mary Leo Zeman, Grand Island, Neb., Josephine Hinnenkamp, Salina, and Alice Homeier, Wilson; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson, with a Daughters of Isabella rosary and Alter Society rosary following. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Friends may visit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the church or Wilson Nursing Center, both in care of the funeral home.

Thorel J. Dankel
BUCKLIN - Thorel J. Dankel, 86, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Medicalodge, Kinsley. Arrangements are with Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin.

Delose 'Bus' Smith
TYRONE, Okla. - Delose "Bus" Smith, 75, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Southwest Medical Center. Arrangements are with Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.

Ray Earl Grace
HUGOTON - Ray Earl Grace, 72, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Morton County Hospital, Elkhart. He was born May 15, 1929, in rural Stevens County, the son of George R. and Rosa Etta Ice Grace. A lifetime resident of Stevens County, he was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. On Oct. 26, 1952, he married Sandra Bowland at Raton, N.M. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Robin Grace, Garden City; and two sisters, Gladys Mae Powers, Columbia, Mo., and Audrey F. Arnold, Hugoton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin, Roy Ellis, and Donnie. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of God, Hugoton, with Pastors Bill Vincent and Leslie Ratzlaff presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday at Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton. Burial will be in Barden Cemetery, Texas County, Okla. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics or to the donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Alyda Van Asselt Alyda Van Asselt, 88, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Hutchinson Hospital.

James A. Temaat
WICHITA - James A. Temaat, 63, died Oct. 30, 2001, at his home. He was born April 5, 1938, at Pratt, the son of Herman Joseph and Deloris Marie Brietenbach Temaat. A resident of Wichita for 10 years, he was a retired operator of Service Master and Peter Pan Cleaners, Pratt. Graduating from Kansas State University in 1965, he was also in the U.S. Army National Guard. Survivors include: three sons. Graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Friends may sign the register book from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

Casey Donald Gillespie
GARDEN CITY - Casey Donald Gillespie, 12, died Oct. 30, 2001, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. He was born Feb. 20, 1989, at Garden City, the son of Ellen Swafford Gillespie. A lifetime resident of Garden City, he was a sixth-grader at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center. He belonged to the Protestant faith. Survivors include: his mother, Garden City; grandmother, Helen Swafford, Garden City; and an aunt and uncle;. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Swafford; and an aunt. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins presiding. Memorials may be sent to the Casey D. Gillespie Memorial Fund, in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.

Carter Haney
LARNED - Carter Haney, 6 days, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Children's Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Arrangements will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Ralph R. Cain
KINGMAN - Ralph R. Cain, 89, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Kingman Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1912, at Lyons, the son of Charlie and Mae Rollins Cain. A longtime resident of the Pretty Prairie and Kingman communities, he was a farmer and a retired Colling-wood Grain employee. He belonged to the Methodist Church. On Nov. 4, 1933, he married Mildred Barton at Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Russell Jr., Phoenix, and Dexter, Kingman; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Hubble, Kingman; a brother, Lee, Kingman; a sister, Mildred Knight, Lyons; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene; a sister, Margaret Temple; and two brothers, Gerald and Hearold. Memorial service is pending. Burial will be in Lyons Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Kingman Community Hospital, in care of Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman.

Nadine 'Tots' Taylor Dowell
MACON, Mo. - Nadine "Tots" Taylor Dowell, 98, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Columbia, Mo. She was born Dec. 16, 1902, in Randolph County, Mo., the daughter of Marion and Alice Riley Taylor. A resident of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, she was a seamstress. She belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She married Samuel Dennis. He died in 1958. She married Earl Dowell. He died in 1981. Survivors include: two sons, a daughter, a stepson, a stepdaughter, nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home, Macon, Mo., with Pastor Mike Piankowski and Walter Wandersleben officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macon, Mo.


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