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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 155

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Date: Monday, 22 August 2011, at 2:46 p.m.

Olive Jackson

LAWRENCE -- Olive Miria Jackson, 99, Lawrence, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

She was born Jan. 3, 1901, in Belle Plaine in Sumner County, to John William and Elnorah Moore Hatfield. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1919 and taught multiple grades in a one-room school for several years. She later earned a business degree and worked for Commodity Credit Corp., in Kansas City, Mo., until 1956 when she moved to Lawrence.

She was a member of South Side Church of Christ in Lawrence and served as secretary at the church from 1964 to 1980.

She married Edward N. Jackson on Aug. 5, 1956, in Lawrence. He died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Edward L. Jackson, Adrian, Mo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Jackson will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.

Maxine Chartier

ATCHISON -- L. Maxine Chartier, 90, Atchison, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at an Atchison hospital.

She was born March 26, 1910, in Jamestown in Cloud County, to Fred and Winnifred Carpenter Layton and graduated from high school in Cloud County. She moved to Atchison in 1955 and to Nortonville in 1973. She later returned to Atchison.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nortonville, United Methodist Women, Parent-Teacher Association and the Neighborhood Club in Nortonville. She was a former member of Trinity Methodist Church in Concordia.

She married Louie Chartier on Dec. 24, 1929, in Concordia. He died Aug. 2, 1988. A son, Richard Chartier, two granddaughters and a great-grandson also died.

Survivors include sons, four Wayne Chartier, McPherson, Norman Chartier, Concordia, Dale Chartier, Lancaster, and Lynn Chartier, Atchison; a daughter, Arlene Grame, Cummings; a brother, D.L. Layton, Concordia; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will be in Nortonville Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Talking Books for the blind or to an organization of the donor's choice.

Josie Gildersleeve

HIGHLAND -- Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Denton for Josephine "Josie" Gildersleeve, 81, Highland, who died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at a Highland care center.

She was born Aug. 22, 1919, in White Cloud, to Frank and Suzanna B. Cochran Osborne. She completed grade school at White Cloud. She worked briefly at the Big Chief Tablet factory in St. Joseph, Mo. She spent most of her life in the White Cloud and Severance communities. She lived in Highland since 1993.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Denton and the former Methodist Church in Severance and the women's group at the church.

She married Melvin Gildersleeve on May 16, 1935, in Troy. He died March 6, 1993. A daughter, Virginia Tarter, died March 15, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Gildersleeve, Highland, and Wilfred Gildersleeve, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Marilyn Kay Simpson, Highland, and Tina Frakes, Atchison; a sister, Alta Christensen, Brightwood, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Severance. Mrs. Gildersleeve will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Mortuary in Highland where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Maybel Hughes

WAMEGO -- Maybel Hughes, 98, Wamego, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Wamego hospital.

She was born June 2, 1902, in Clay County to John and Sophia Walchle Schweitzer, and spent many years in Clay County. She lived in Manhattan from 1997 to 1999, when she moved to Wamego.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women and the Women's Christian Temperance Union, all in Clay Center. She had been active in an Extension Homemakers Unit in Clay County.

She married Everett E. Hughes on March 8, 1924. He died Dec. 24, 1986. A grandson also died.

Survivors include daughters Betty Jean Heffel, Manhattan, and Glenda McCormick, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Arthur Schweitzer, Topeka; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center, 67432.

Seth R. Judd

TROY -- Seth Raymond "Juddy" Judd, 76, Troy, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Troy, to Seth H. and Stella Caton Juddy. He graduated from Troy High School in 1943 and spent most of his life in the Troy community. He was a custodian at Troy Grade School and a carpenter.

He was a member of the Christian Church and Weinberg Post No. 55 of the American Legion in Troy.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

He married Alice Frances Garton on Sept. 4, 1948. She died Aug. 31, 1985.

Survivors include a son, Bob Judd, Atchison; three daughters, Betty Thuillez, Troy, and Judy Judd and Joella Martinez, both in Atchison; two sisters, Joyce Ptomey and Wilma Williams, both in Troy; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Troy. Weinberg Post No. 55 of the American Legion will conduct graveside services at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Troy. Mr. Judd will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Contributions may be made to the Seth R. Judd Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of the funeral home.

A.E. Knoeppel

EMPORIA -- Albert Erwin Knoeppel, 80, formerly of Emporia, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at an Olathe care center.

He was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Colony, to Albert Henry and Ellen Hunsaker Knoeppel. He worked for Santa Fe Railway for many years and was the Emporia agent for Santa Fe before he retired in 1980.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ball-McColm Post No. 5 of the American Legion and Emporia Lodge No. 12, AF&AM, all in Emporia, and Arab Shrine in Topeka.

He married Betty J. Pierce on Dec. 15, 1946, in LaHarpe. She died July 23, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Robert K. Knoeppel and William L. Knoeppel, both in Olathe; a sister, Ruth Farmer, Chanute; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Private burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Relatives and friends will meet after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Odyssey Health Care Hospice in Kansas City, Mo., or the Good Samaritan Center in Olathe.

Rodney A. Miles

BELLEVILLE -- Rodney A. Miles, 51, Dallas, formerly of Belleville, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at a Dallas hospital. He had been ill.

He was born April 1, 1949, in Belleville, to Charles Gerald and Mona Miles. He was an accountant.

He served more than two years in the Army.

He was a member of Unity Church in Irving, Texas.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Mona Miles, Belleville; a brother, Terry Miles, Hutchinson; and a sister, Mary Lou Wood, Topeka.

Mr. Miles donated his body to Southwest Medical College in Dallas for research. Memorial services and inurnment in Belleville Cemetery will be later. Times haven't been set.

Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Nichols

EUDORA -- William H. "Bill" Nichols, 80, Eudora, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Hartford in Lyon County to William and Mildred Howland Nichols. He lived in Topeka before he moved to Eudora in 1972. He was a meat cutter for Leonard Meat Co. for 27 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific as an aerial photographer for the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Doric Lodge No. 83, AF&AM, both in Eudora, Lawrence Lodge No. 6, AF&AM, in Lawrence, Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies, and Abdallah Shrine in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and Jayhawk Brigade and Shrine Club in Lawrence and was a past knight commander of Ancient Toltec Rite in Topeka.

He was a member of Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion in Lawrence.

He married Mary Picket. She preceded him in death. He married Amaretta Gabriel Wright. She preceded him in death. He married Bertha Ford Nov. 26, 1985, in Eudora. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, William T. Nichols, Topeka; two stepsons Richard Ford III, Roswell, Ga., and Mike Ford, Meyragues, France; two daughters, Dianna Meier, Big Springs, and Janet Vorhies, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Beverly Emerson, Gilroy, Calif.; a brother, Jesse Nichols, Topeka; two sisters Ruby Pendleton, Norfork, Ark., and Doris Ann Pusch, Carbondale; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Eudora. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church in Eudora or the World War II Memorial Fund.

Eva Ruth Polk

BALDWIN CITY -- Eva Ruth Polk, 63, Baldwin City, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Baldwin City care center.

She was born July 22, 1937, in Lawrence, to Arthur A. and Ruth I. Fields Hicks and graduated from Lawrence High School.

She was a cook at The University of Kansas dormitories for many years.

She married Milton L. Polk on Aug. 5, 1956, in Lawrence. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Arthur W. Polk, Lawrence; a daughter, Ruth Marie Rocker, Oklahoma City; a sister, Dona A. Shoemate, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Polk was cremated. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.

Eula Jean Richard

HORTON -- Eula Jean Richard, 74, Horton, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Horton hospital.

She was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Netawaka to Ed and Alice Banaka Linneman. She graduated from Horton High School and then from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia in 1944. She was a teacher before she moved to Aurora, Colo., where she was employed by Walgreen Drugs as a bookkeeper. She lived in Holton before she moved to Horton. She had been working at the Golden Eagle Casino west of Horton.

She was a past president of the Horton Chamber of Commerce and was a member and past president of Horton Senior Citizens.

She married Henry "Bud" Richard on May 21, 1945, in Hiawatha. They operated Bud and Jean's Truck Stop in Holton before they moved to Horton, where they owned and operated a furniture store and restaurant. He survives. A grandson, Brandon Carlson, preceded her in death.

Other survivors include four daughters Judy Torkelson, Everest, and Wilma Carlson, Diana DeWulf and Myra Mace-Lemon, all in Horton; two stepsisters Mary Kay Holsman, Horton, and Jeanie Hrabik, Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton. Burial will be in Netawaka Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Contributions may be made to the Eula Jean Richard Memorial Fund yet to be designated and sent in care of the mortuary.

Amelia M. Sage

BURLINGAME -- Amelia M. Sage, 91, Burlingame, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Burlingame care center.

She was born Feb. 9, 1909, in Carbondale to Tom and Adelia Sharr Job, and spent most of her life in the Auburn and Burlingame communities.

She was a member of Grace Assembly in Burlingame.

She married Carl C. Sage on Jan. 26, 1927. He died Jan. 10, 1973. A daughter died at birth.

Survivors include four sons, Harold Sage and Ralph Sage, both in Burlingame, Wayne Sage, Topeka, and Russell Sage, Lawrence; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Assembly in Burlingame. Burial will be in Burlingame Cemetery. Mrs. Sage will lie in state from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carey Funeral Home in Burlingame, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Assembly in Burlingame or to American Heart Association.

Russell W. Baker

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Council Grove for Russell W. Baker, 76, Topeka, who died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at home. He was cremated.

He was born May 26, 1924, in Council Grove, to Preston Joshua and Ora Jane Bennett Baker. He graduated from Council Grove High School and then from Kansas State University in 1951. He was a sales representative for Lehigh Cement Co. for 18 years and later for Monarch Cement Co. for 15 years before he retired in 1987. He lived in Branson, Mo., before he moved to Topeka a year ago.

He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Barbara Scholes on Feb. 15, 1948, in Council Grove. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Steven Baker, Lampe, Mo., and David Baker, Wichita; two daughters, Karyn Riney, Lawrence, and Nancy Hayes, Wall, N.J.; two brothers, Harold Baker, Topeka, and Bernard Baker, Council Grove; a sister, Marjorie Deckard, Council Grove; and five grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be in Council Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care Inc., 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, 66606, or to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University, Division of Biology, 233 Ackert Hall, 1700 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, 66502.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of Topeka arrangements. Kendall Funeral Chapel is in charge of Council Grove arrangements.

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