Donna M. Chapman
LAWRENCE -- Donna Mae Chapman, 77, Lawrence, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Lawrence hospital.
She was born July 22, 1923, in Rooks County, to Donald and Ida Mae Belisle Walsh. She attended grade school in Hoxie and graduated from Hoxie High School. She attended Fort Hays State Teachers College for two years. She lived in Lawrence for more than 40 years.
She was a member of the Unity Church in Lawrence and was the church pianist for several years. She was a member of a Sweet Adelines group.
She married Martin F. Chapman on Feb. 14, 1948, in Wichita. They lived near Dresden in Decatur County before they moved to Lawrence. He died July 19, 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Weeks, Osage City, and Cynthia Chapman, Galway, Ireland; her mother, Ida Mae Walsh, Stover, Mo.; a brother, Conrad Walsh, Stover, Mo.; and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Chapman was cremated. Arrangements for memorial services are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Unity Church in Lawrence.
James M. Bell
BALDWIN CITY -- James M. Bell, 83, Baldwin, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Baldwin City care center.
He was born Nov. 3, 1917, in Baldwin City, to John and Minnie Wilson Bell and attended schools in the Baldwin City community. He was a sheep farmer and stockman and lived south of Baldwin City for many years. He was employed at Sunflower Ordnance Works in DeSoto during World War II.
He married Helen C. Mignot in 1941. She died Nov. 7, 1988.
Survivors include a twin brother, John Porter Bell, Baldwin City; and another brother, Jack Kenneth Bell, Kansas City, Kan.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City. Mr. Bell will lie in state after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin City, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin City Care Center in Baldwin City, 66006.
McPHERSON -- Isabel G. Hamilton, 93, McPherson, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a McPherson care center.
She was born March 8, 1907, in Damar in Rooks County to Louis K. and Marceline Desaire Burton. She lived in Cottonwood Falls before she moved to McPherson in 1996.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in McPherson and had been a member of the auxiliary to the American Legion.
She married Raymond E. Hamilton on Feb. 4, 1924, in Damar. He died July 12, 1974.
Survivors include seven sons, M. Ed Hamilton, Wichita, Everett Hamilton and James Hamilton, both in Topeka, Robert Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark., Roy Hamilton, Santa Maria, Calif., Gordon Hamilton, Lockport, Ill., and Stanley Hamilton, Indianapolis; two daughters, Loretta Luder, McPherson, and Bonnie Tremblay, Okeechobee, Fla.; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Damar. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Damar. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Glidden Ediger Funeral Home in McPherson.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Damar, 67632, or to the Alzheimer's Unit at Cedars Health Care Center in McPherson, 67460.
Flora L. Frost
ESBON -- Flora Lucille Frost, 83, Esbon, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at a Beloit nursing home.
She was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Formoso in Jewell County, to Walter and Viola Jones and graduated from high school in Courtland. She was a teacher for several years.
She married Claude Jackson Frost on June 4, 1939, in Mankato. They lived in Lyons until 1943 when they moved to the Esbon community. He died March 6, 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Lusauckis, Harlingen, Texas, and Jacque Frost, Beloit; a brother, Riley Glen Jones, Esbon; two sisters, Frances Hennigan, Lake Charles, La., and Louise Souza, Santa Clara, Calif.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Esbon. Burial will be in Esbon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church in Esbon, 66941.
Lela G. Bean
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home for Lela G. Bean, 95, Topeka, who died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at a Topeka care center.
She was born Aug. 18, 1905, in Wakarusa, to Joseph and Edith Randall Manley. She graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn and Strickler's Business College in Topeka. She worked for the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles for many years. After she retired, she was a site director for Friendship Meals.
She was a member of West Side Christian Church, Topeka Chapter No. 462 of Order of Eastern Star and Trinity White Shrine of Jerusalem.
She married Edward G. Bean on Sept. 4, 1926. He died Dec. 22, 1959.
Survivors include a son, Marvin Bean, Topeka; four daughters, Alice Heald and Viola Dill, both in Topeka, Delores Butler, West Hills, Calif., and Mamie Lacy, Jerome, Ariz.; a brother, Dr. David Manley, Topeka; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bean will lie in state after noon today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Christian Church, 432 Lindenwood, 66606.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Mausoleum for B.W. "Bill" Boner, 71, Topeka, who died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Boner will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 5375 S.W. 7th, 66606; or American Lung Association, 4300 Drury Lane, 66604.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for Juana Gamino, 77, Topeka, who died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.
She was born April 22, 1923, in Carbondale, to Julio and Amalia Morales Aguilar. She was a machine operator for Seymour Foods before she retired.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the altar society at the church and League of United Latin American Citizens.
She married Sostenes Gamino on Aug. 30, 1941, in Bonner Springs. He died Jan. 30, 1989. A daughter, Helen Daniels, also died.
Survivors include four sons, Augustin Gamino, Olathe, Manuel Gamino, Kansas City, Kan., and Rudolph Gamino and Michael Gamino, both in Topeka; two sisters, Lupe Farr and San Juana Frazier, both in Kansas City, Kan.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Gamino will lie in state after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where an altar society rosary at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday will be followed by a Legion of Mary rosary at 6 p.m., a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. and a scriptural rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3625 W. 29th, 66614.
A Fort Riley detail will conduct services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the garden chapel at Topeka Cemetery for Dennis Byron Harper, 66, Topeka, who died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born July 10, 1934, in Topeka, to George William and Delia Marie Johnson Harper, and spent his early life in Meriden. He served in the Air Force for 20 years. He was a radar technician and served in Europe, Vietnam and Thailand. He was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base before he retired in 1971. He later was a maintenance technician for the Kansas Department of Corrections.
He was a member of American Legion post in Lyndonville, Vt.
He married Beverly A. Albright. She survives. A son, Joe D. Harper, died May 29, 1987.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Pfortmiller, Topeka; two brothers, Jerry Harper, Meriden, and George Harper, in Nova Scotia; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. The casket will remain closed.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 4300 Drury Lane, 66604. Parker-Price Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church for Harold J. Marstall, 79, Topeka, who died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Maple Hill, to Henry and Bridget Sweeney Marstall and lived in the Maple Hill community for many years before he moved to Topeka about 15 years ago. He was a farmer before he retired.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Post No. 130 of the American Legion in Maple Hill and Jolly Neighbors Card Club.
He married Viola Glotzbach on April 29, 1946, in Newbury. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, John Marstall, Wichita; a daughter, Shirley Leeper, Topeka; a brother, William Marstall, Philomath, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Marstall will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where a parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Growth Fund at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 S.W. 25th, 66614, or to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, P.O. Box 1427, 66601.
Services were Dec. 22, 2000, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in Columbus, Ga., for Henry Larry Morton, 71, formerly of Topeka, who died Dec. 18, 2000, at his home in Columbus, Ga. He had a heart attack.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Hartsville, S.C., to Henry Edward and Beatrice Williams Morton. He graduated from high school in Camden, S.C., and studied at the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute in Pittsburgh. He worked for Hill's Pet Foods in Camden, S.C., and repaired watches. He moved from Cassatt, S.C., to Topeka in 1963 and worked at the Hill's plant in Topeka and continued an independent watch repair business.
He was a watchmaker, engraver and jeweler for 50 years and was president of Mor-Mac Services Inc. for the past 22 years. He established Mor-Mac Services in 1978, specializing in watch and jewelry repair and customized engraving work.
He served in the Navy and was stationed on Guam in the South Pacific in 1947.
He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus and the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute.
He was a member of Cooper Creek Tennis Club and Bull Creek Golf Club in Columbus. He was the Georgia state horseshoe pitching champion for eight years and had competed in several world championship horseshoe tournaments. He was inducted into the Horseshoe Pitchers' Hall of Fame.
He married Virginia Yancey on Nov. 5, 1949. She survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Lawrence Glen Morton, Seattle, Palmer Lee Morton, Topeka, Vernon Dean Morton, Kingston, Ga., and Michael Douglas Morton, Marietta, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Aleta Pennington and Janet Elaine McCart, both in Topeka, LaDema Marie Long, Smiths, Ala., and Erica Alicia Morton, Columbus; two brothers, Carlton Morton, Anaheim, Calif., and Bobby Morton, Camden, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Morton was cremated. Inurnment was in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2101 Wildwood Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31906.
John Walter Young, 82, Topeka, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.
Mr. Young was a laboratory technician at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center before he retired. He also farmed and served with the Company C 242nd Infantry Regiment Rainbow Division under Gen. George S. Patton.
He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., to Tomas Walter and Kittie Susan Harrin Young. He moved to Topeka from Corning 52 years ago.
Mr. Young was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
He married Marilyn Jean Heptig on June 14, 1949, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Rick W. Young, Overland Park, and Jerry J. Young, Topeka; two daughters, Christy Young Caldwell, and Joan M. Young, both of Topeka; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard. Mr. Young will lie in state after 4 p.m. Thursday at the church, where a parish wake service will be at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House or Christ the King Catholic Church and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 S.W. 6th, Topeka, 66603.
Leonard Wesley Crowder, 80, Topeka, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Crowder had been a nurse at St. Francis Hospital and at the Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Sedalia, Mo., the son of John Crowder and Rose Robinson. He graduated from Kansas Technical Institute and attended college.
Mr. Crowder was a member of Capitol City Community Church of God, where he served as minister and deacon and was former trustee chairman.
He married LuJuana M. Chrisman-Crowder. She died April 19, 1997. A son, Leonard Keith Crowder, died on July 31, 2000.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Crowder, San Diego, Terry Crowder and Pastor Steven Crowder, both of Topeka; four daughters, Sylvia Vaughn, Sonia Cay and Wanda Dixon, all of Topeka, and Cynthia "Jennie" Hill, Dallas; a brother, Harvey Crowder, Englewood, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Freeman, Los Angeles; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Crowder will lie in state at the funeral chapel after 4 p.m. Thursday, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the garden chapel at Topeka Cemetery for Viola L. Walter, 82, Fairmont, W.Va., formerly of Topeka, who died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at a Morgantown, W.Va., nursing home.
She was born May 26, 1918, in Topeka, to Semer and Evelyn Black Ford.
She was a member of Oakland Church of the Nazarene.
Her husband, George Walter, died in January 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin "Butch" Boyles, Eskridge, and James Boyles, Topeka; a daughter, Beverly Knotts, Fairmont, W.Va.; two sisters, Evelyn Ford, Osage City, and Etta Seals, Topeka; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. The casket will remain closed.
Parker-Price Mortuary is in charge of Topeka arrangements.