WICHITA - Jessie Sinclair, 86, died May 3, 2001, at Plaza West Healthcare, Topeka.
She was born June 10, 1914, at Walton, the daughter of Marlin and Sarah Goff Bartle-baugh. A former resident of Newton, she played the organ at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newton.
On Jan. 27, 1939, she married Edward B. Sinclair at Los Angeles. He died Feb. 23, 1984.
Survivors include: a son; four daughters; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Newton, with the Rev. Floyd McKinney presiding.
There will be no visitation. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.
Dorothy Jean Schreiber
McCOOK - Dorothy Jean Schreiber, 73, died May 1, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kear-ney, Neb.
She was born Jan. 13, 1928, at Ransom, the daughter of Harold and Alice Rufenacht Barber. She graduated as valedictorian from Ransom High School in 1946, and also attended Kansas State College. A resident of McCook since 1961, she was an administrator at Hillcrest Nursing Home until retiring due to health problems. She was recently a receptionist at Chief Motel, McCook.
On Aug. 23, 1948, she married Louis Francis Schreiber at Ransom. He died in 1963.
Survivors include: two daughters; two sisters, Faye Jarvis, Dodge City, and Betty Rider, Ransom; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mennonite Church, Ransom, with Pastor Eric Buller presiding. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Ransom.
Memorials may be sent in her name to Jane Paschall, P.O. Box 265, Culbertson, NE, 69024.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook, is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd A. Blasi
PRATT - Floyd A. Blasi, 76, died May 4, 2001, at Friendship Manor, Pratt.
He was born April 6, 1925, at St. Leo, the son of Leo and Anna Schnittker Blasi. A longtime Pratt-area resident, he worked for Lion Oil Co. and Monsanto Chemical Co. before starting his own welding business and farming.
He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, Knights of Columbus, Colum-bus Assembly of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus and Pratt Elks. He served in the U.S. Navy.
On May 27, 1950, he married Marcella Schaffer at Pratt. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, David and wife Paula and Roger and wife Cathy, all of Pratt, and Bruce, Hutchinson; a daughter, Janet and husband Don Offutt, Beloit; six brothers, Alvin, Augusta, and Vernon, Franklin, James, Ronald and Paul, all of Wichita; eight sisters, Clarentine Tassett, Pratt, Thelma Schulte, Patricia Herron and Betty Lagaly, all of Wichita, Doris Werback, Denver, June Staab, Longmont, Colo., Joan Kelley, Haven, and Diane Dye, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Neil and Clint Offutt and Jesse and Elly Blasi.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Daniel Blasi.
Vigil and rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father Jim Dieker presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.
Memorials may be sent to Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH) or Southwind Hospice, both in care of the mortuary.
Thomas E. Weve
MOUNT HOPE - Thomas E. Weve, 58, died May 3, 2001, at his home near Mount Hope.
He was born Nov. 24, 1942, at Heph-ler, the son of James Levi and Rosa Otilla Nick-laus. He graduated from Mount Hope High School. A lifetime resident of the Mount Hope area, he was employed by the Eaton Corporation, Hutchinson.
On Aug. 26, 1972, he married Delores Ann Webb. She survives.
Other survivors include: children, Cheryl and Brad Johnson, Olathe, Bill and Jan Johnson, Wichita, and Diane and Fritz Weve, Sherry and Derek Wiens, Audra and Ronald Lundry, Robert and Susie Weve and Melissa and Samuel Lehman, all of Mount Hope; two brothers, Robert J. Weve, Haven, and Fritz A. Weve, Mount Hope; three sisters, Mary L. McMurry, Burrton, and Joyce I. Robinson and Leah Jane Akred, both of Mount Hope; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John R. and James W. Weve.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Federated Church, with the Revs. Daniel Ensz and Micheal Waggoner presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Mount Hope. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Mount Hope Ambulance Service, in care of the mortuary.
LeoOatta Mae Beshore
MURDOCK - LeoOatta Mae Beshore, Murdock, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Kingman Community Hospital at age 79.
LeoOatta Mae Robinson was born Sept. 2, 1921, on a farm south of Kingman to Frank A. and Anna Ellison Robinson. Many of her early years were spent in Medicine Lodge with her grandparents and aunt.
She married Ray Beshore at Pratt Christian Church on May 8, 1940. They made their home on a small family farm near Murdock for 61 years. They had two children, Gloria and Phillip. Phillip preceded her in death in 1976.
She was a former cook for Clydes Restaurant in Cheney, and cooked at Camp Mennoscah for many years.
She is survived by her husband Ray, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Ronald Harris, Wichita; grandson, Troy Nida, Murdock; granddaughter, Jean Myree Bohannon and her husband, Tony, and their son, Cody Alexander Bohannon, Mae's first great-grandson, all of Wichita; brother, Bill Robinson, Bay City, Mich.; and sisters, Sara Summitt, Grandby, Mo., Shirley Ingram, Kingman, and Nancy Hodges, Wichita.
Preceding her in death were sisters, Charlotte James, Amelia Lehman and Eunice Matlack; brothers, Frank and Glen Robinson; and three infant siblings.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman, with the Rev. Terry McGuire officiating. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Vinita Cemetery outside Murdock.
Memorials may be made with Kingman Community Hospital Home Health Dept., the King-man Community Hospital and the Kingman Christian Church, all in care of the Livingston Funeral Home, P.O. Box 453, Kingman, KS 67068.
Watson W. Weniger
KINGMAN - Watson W. Weniger, 86, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Kingman Community Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1914, in Kingman County, the son of Eugene and Eva Goll Weniger. A lifetime resident of the Cleveland community, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to the Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both at Kingman, the Kingman County Extension Service, was former president of the Kingman County Farm Bureau and was former vice president of the State Farm Bureau. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On Aug. 22, 1944, he married Reva Jo Schlup at Wichita. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Gene, Langdon, and Dave, Kingman; two daughters, Mary Gangel and Nancy Phelps, both of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Dorothy Handkins, Kingman; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Henderson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kingman Christian Church, with the Rev. Matt Keith presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Burial will be in Cleveland Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church building fund in care of the funeral home.
Russell Wayne Davis
DODGE CITY - Russell Wayne Davis, 82, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
He was born Dec. 25, 1918, at Lincoln, Neb., the son of Glen W. and Edna M. Davis. He spent his career in law enforcement, serving in Manhattan and Riley and Ford counties. He was a licensed private detective, a certified firearms instructor and was the owner and operator of Professional Services and Watchguard Alarm Co., both at Dodge City. He was appointed bailiff for Ford County District Court in 1975 and retired in 1999.
He belonged to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City, and the AAL of the church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
On Jan. 19, 1941, he married Hazel I. Richards at Russell. She died May 12, 1978. On Nov. 24, 1978, he married Elsie Eichman Maskus at Dodge City. She died Nov. 15, 1991. On Aug. 7, 1992, he married Dorothy Gall Byers at Dodge City. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Richard W., Wichita; a stepson, Dennis Byers, Arizona; a stepdaughter, Judy Pippitt, Newton; and six grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Randall Jahnke presiding. Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, with military rites by Howard Gotschall VFW Post No. 1714.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Prairie, the Lutheran Hour or to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund, all in care of the funeral home.
Clayton L. Brown
OLATHE - Clayton L. Brown, 91, formerly of Liberal, died Jan. 3, 2001, at Villa St. Francis, Olathe.
He was born Dec. 19, 1909, in Haskell County, the son of Frank V. and Katherine Schnellbacher Brown. He attended Haskell County schools. A former Liber-al resident, moving from Satanta in 1960, he was a self-employed carpenter and later worked for Fred Darr Construction Co., Liberal, for many years.
He was of the Baptist faith. He belonged to the American Legion and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lane Day Post No. 3166, both at Liberal, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include: a son, Danny, Prairie Village; a stepdaughter, Sue Cunningham, Woodward, Okla.; two sisters, Arlene Wright, Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Clara Hartley, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by a son, Junior; and a brother.
Private graveside services were held Saturday in Liberal Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Wilkins presiding.
Miller Mortuary, Liberal, was in charge of arrangements.
Edna M. Schoeller
EL CAJON, Calif. - Edna M. Schoeller, 95, died Dec. 24, 2000, at El Cajon.
She was born Aug. 12, 1905, at Saxman, the daughter of George A. and Mary E. Hern Wyatt. She was a 1924 graduate of Lyons High School. A former Hutchinson resident, she was a homemaker and provided private nursing care for over 30 years in Washington and Kansas.
She belonged to Temple Baptist Church, Hutchinson.
Survivors include: a son, Fred T. Wray, New Mexico; five daughters, Lola Baumann and Patricia Schoeller, both of Kansas, Carolyn Wescott, New Jersey, and Anne Schoeller and Sonje Tomey, both of California; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral was at La Mesa, Calif. A memorial service is planned in Hutchinson later this spring.
Erickson-Anderson Chapel, La Mesa, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
Taylor C. Kirby
NEWTON - Taylor C. Kirby, 95, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Newton Presbyterian Manor.
He was born June 25, 1905, at St. John, the son of William Dillingham and Willella Jane Childs Kirby. He graduated from St. John High School, attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1927 with a degree in Pharmacy. A resident of Newton since 1943, he owned and operated Kirby Rexall Drug Store until 1968.
He belonged to Trinity Heights United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Newton Lions Club.
On Sept. 4, 1929, he married Nina Elizabeth Reynolds at St. John. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Wendell W.D., Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a daughter, Deanna Schelske, Anaheim, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. Don Swender presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, with the family in attendance from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton.
Memorials may be sent to the Newton Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Henry L. 'Hank' Kohman
ABILENE - Henry L. "Hank" Kohman, 79, died Jan. 5, 2001, at Abilene Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 17, 1921, south of Abilene, the son of John T. and Anna Marie Haslouer Kohman. He was a farmer.
He belonged to St. Andrew's Catholic Church.
On July 24, 1951, he married Marie Alice Snider. She died Jan. 16, 1988.
Survivors include: a daughter, Donna Legg, Cimarron; three sons; a brother; a sister; and nine grandchildren.
Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. today, followed by a parish rosary, both at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, with Father Randall Weber presiding.
Martin Luther 'Lute' Seibel
LEOTI - Martin Luther "Lute" Seibel, 87, died Jan. 4, 2001, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Sept. 1, 1913, at Hillsboro, the son of Conrad C. and Helena Flaming Seibel. A resident of Leoti since 1944, he was the owner and operator of Seibel Welding, retiring in 1990.
He belonged to the United Methodist Church, Leoti, where he sang in the choir, the Anthem Masonic Lodge, Scott City, Isis Shrine, Salina, and the Wichita Consistory. He was a former Wichita County Airport Authority board member.
On July 28, 1935, he married Jennie Maxine Ransom at Wakita, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Carol McCoy, Holly, Colo.; a brother, Adolph, Enid, Okla.; a sister, Emma Wells, Medford, Okla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Monte; and two brothers.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Leoti, with the Rev. Don Koehn presiding. Masonic rites will be performed by Anthem Masonic Lodge. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Leoti. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.