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Date: Monday, 22 August 2011, at 2:49 p.m.

George Brock

George Francis Brock, 92, Topeka, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Brock was a teacher, coach and school administrator for many years in Missouri and Illinois before he retired in 1975. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Jan. 22, 1908, at Neal, the son of Wilson Ellsworth and Edna Louise Strimple Brock. He graduated from Ruskin High School at Hickman Mills, Mo., and Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., in 1930, where he lettered three years in football and basketball. He did graduate work at the universities of Wisconsin, Iowa and Northwestern. He received an honorary doctorate from Missouri Valley College in 1961, where he had served as interim president. He moved to Topeka in 1994.

Mr. Brock was a member of Northland Christian Church, South Topeka Rotary Club, Phi Delta Kappa and National Association of Secondary School Principals, and he was a life member of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers and the National Education Association.

He married Elinor Runnenburger on Aug. 17, 1933. She died Oct. 22, 1992. He married Mary E. Boyd on March 5, 1994. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, John F. Brock, Reston, Va.; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth Thornwall, Potomac, Md., Carolyn Tromba, Plano, Texas, and Jan Williams, Topeka; a brother, Marvin Brock, Cross Timbers, Mo.; a sister, Marie Gott, Bullhead City, Ariz.; a granddaughter; nine stepgrandchildren; a great-grandson; and 19 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mr. Brock also was preceded in death by an infant son, George F. Brock Jr., who died at birth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Mo. Mr. Brock will lie in state from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northland Christian Church Building Fund, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 66617.

Larry Hallmark

Larry David Hallmark, 47, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Hallmark was self-employed as an antique furniture finisher.

He was born Jan. 1, 1954, at Tupelo, Miss., the son of Hoyt and Nellie Ruth Brown Hallmark. He had lived in Topeka since 1963.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Hallmark, Castle Rock, Colo.; his parents, Hoyt and Nellie Ruth Hallmark, Topeka; three sisters, Virginia Smith and Judy Mongold, both of Topeka, and Teresa Reuter, Meriden; and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Friends may visit from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kathren Holloway

Kathren Kay Holloway, 23, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Kansas Neurological Institute.

She was born Aug. 31, 1977, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Earnie and Mary Burgdorfer Holloway. She graduated from the Special Purpose School at KNI.

Survivors include her parents, Earnie and Mary Holloway, Bonner Springs; a sister, Becky Ann Johns, Gardner; and grandparents Pearl and Ernest Holloway, Baldwin City, and Ruby Burgdorfer, Ottawa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the KNI Chapel. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount View Cemetery at Richland, Mo. Miss Holloway will lie in state after 1 p.m. Thursday at the KNI Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Neurological Institute, 3107 S.W. 21st, Topeka, 66604.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of Topeka arrangements. Allee-Reed Funeral Home in Camdenton, Mo., is in charge of Missouri arrangements.

Dolly Johnson

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel for Dolly Florence Michael Johnson, 84, formerly of Rockaway Beach, Mo. She died Dec. 16, 2000, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mrs. Johnson worked for 10 years in property management in California, and she and her husband later managed The Fun Spot for about 15 years in Rockaway Beach.

She was born Nov. 11, 1916, in Grantville, the daughter of James Lee and Mary Cappers Dick. She attended Belvoir Elementary School in Topeka.

Mrs. Johnson was a past member of Eagles Aerie No. 555 in Topeka, and a member of the Belvoir school district and Ladies Auxiliary to the Carpenters Union in Topeka. She also was a member of Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge No. 2597 in Forsyth, Mo.

She married Edward D. Michael in 1936 in Oskaloosa. They divorced. She later married Albert W. Johnson, who died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Edward L. Michael, Topeka; two daughters, Patti Bunce, Topanga, Calif., and Jeanene Michael, Paso Robles, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Neva Flewelling

JAMESTOWN -- Neva L. Flewelling, 102, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Glasco nursing home.

Mrs. Flewelling farmed with her husband in the Scottsville, Jamestown and Randall communities.

She was born Sept. 8, 1898, near Glasco, the daughter of Lemmett Amspacker and Estella Davis. She graduated from Welcome Rural School north of Glasco. She had lived at the Nicol Home in Glasco since Sept. 5, 2000, moving from Jamestown.

Mrs. Flewelling had served on the board for Fairplay School, southwest of Jamestown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Jamestown, and the Community Club, rural Scottsville.

She married Rexford V. Flewelling on Jan. 18, 1920, at Concordia. He died Oct. 22, 1964. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Larry Rhodes, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Survivors include three daughters, Novella Trude, Jamestown, Shirley Riedmiller, Derby, and Thelma Rhodes, Wichita; a son, Lawrence Flewelling, Formoso; four sisters, Vera Horn and Gwen Henning, both of Glasco, Coral Bray, Concordia, and Ella Richard, Beloit; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery. Friends may visit after 9 a.m. Friday at Blachly & Buoy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church, Jamestown; or the Nicol Home, Glasco.

Ellen Bordelon

CHAPMAN -- Ellen Ione Bordelon, 67, Chapman, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, at a Junction City hospital.

Mrs. Bordelon had been a clerical worker in the Orange County, Calif., treasurer's office.

She was born May 21, 1933, at Junction City, the daughter of Bernard H. and Dolly E. Kelly Esker. She was raised by Ross and Ione Shepard, Chapman. She attended school in Chapman until the family moved to California, where she graduated from high school and attended business college. She also lived in Nevada for more than 32 years before moving to Chapman in July 1995.

Mrs. Bordelon was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman.

She married Harold P. Bordelon on Sept. 5, 1953, at Santa Ana, Calif. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include a son, Stephen M. Bordelon, of the home; a sister, Shirley A. Aylward, Solomon; and a brother, Robert E. Esker, Monroe, La.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chapman. A rosary and prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, where friends may visit Friday and Saturday.

The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation of Kansas, the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or St. Michael's Catholic Church, sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, Kan., 67431.

Blanche Erickson

BELLEVILE -- Blanche Erickson, 88, Belleville, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2001, at a Belleville health care center.

Mrs. Erickson was born Aug. 24, 1912, in Courtland, the daughter of Claude and Lydia Pederson Davidson.

She was a member of Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia.

She married LaVerne "Hank" Sjolander in 1932. He preceded her in death in 1940. She married Carl Erickson in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Marion Sjolander, Malvern, Ark., and William C. Erickson, Hot Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia. Burial will be in Courtland Cemetery in Courtland.

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

Ralph Foresman

ST. MARYS -- Ralph Edward Foresman, 89, St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at a Rossville nursing home.

Mr. Foresman farmed for many years in the Belvue community. He had worked for St. Marys College for about eight years.

He was born Dec. 10, 1911, in Belvue, the son of William and Hattie Ault Foresman. He grew up in the Belvue community and had lived in the St. Marys community since 1974.

Mr. Foresman was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, and a life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1370, Wamego.

He married Juanita Patton on Aug. 24, 1935, at St. Marys. She survives, of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Walter Foresman, of the home, and Ralph E. Foresman, Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Sheila D. Walsh, Whitehouse Station, N.J.; a brother LeRoy Foresman, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Audria North, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Foresman will lie in state after 3 p.m. Friday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday followed by a rosary.

The family suggests memorials to the Ralph E. Foresman Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.

Joan Hayes-Wright

OVERLAND PARK -- Joan Hayes-Wright, 47, Overland Park, formerly of Topeka and Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at an Overland Park hospital.

Mrs. Wright worked as team coordinator for the architectural firm of Hollis & Miller, Overland Park.

She was born April 15, 1953, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Raymond and Jean Eble Hayes. She lived in Leavenworth until 1976 and in Topeka from 1976 to 1999, when she moved with her family to Overland Park.

Mrs. Wright had been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth, and Most Pure Heart Catholic Church, Topeka. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Overland Park.

She married John Wright on May 19, 1974, in Leavenworth. He survives, of the home.

Survivors also include her mother, Jean Eble Hayes, Leavenworth; two sons, Shane Wright and Casey Wright, both of Overland Park; a daughter, Ellen Wright, Overland Park; two brothers, Mike Hayes, Olathe, and Jim Hayes, Leavenworth; and three sisters, Ann Goodnow, Leavenworth, Margie Hunninghake, Iowa City, Iowa, and Beth Goodin, Olathe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, and then from 7 to 9 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 8 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The family suggests memorials to Immaculata High School, in care of the Joan Hayes-Wright Scholarship Fund.

Lee Hiskey

HAVENSVILLE -- Lee Donald Hiskey, 89, Havensville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at an Onaga hospital.

Mr. Hiskey was a self-employed painter and roofer for most of his life. He worked on government building projects at Fort Riley and in the Kansas City area during World War II and also had worked for Roach Hardware and the Supply Depot, both in Topeka.

He was born Aug. 25, 1911, in Onaga, the son of William and Ada Garlock Hiskey. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1929 and lived his entire life in the Onaga and Havensville communities.

Mr. Hiskey was a member of the Havensville Christian Church, where he taught Sunday school and had served as treasurer, elder and deacon. He also was the secretary/treasurer of the Havensville Cemetery Board.

He married Lavonia Irwin on March 2, 1932, in Seneca. She survives.

Survivors also include a sister, Ida Mae Heckart, Denver; two granddaughters; four step grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vonda Lee Garcia, in 1978, and a grandson, Alan Bottom.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Havensville Christian Church. Burial will be in the Havensville Cemetery. Mr. Hiskey will lie in state today and until 10 a.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. He will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Havensville Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kan., 66436.

Wallace Jackson

LAWRENCE -- Funeral services for Wallace Emanuel Jackson, 47, Milwaukee, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at a Milwaukee medical center.

Mr. Jackson had worked in the Kansas City area as a butcher for the Dupont Meat Company and as a warehouse worker for the Avon Factory. He moved to Milwaukee in 1981 and worked for the Peck Meat Company and later for Mahan Seaway Company.

He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Lawrence, the son of Jerald and Rose Marie Peters Jackson. He graduated from Lawrence High School.

He married Cherylynn Brown in Kansas City, Kan. They divorced. He married Emma McAdoo on Feb. 18, 1983, in Milwaukee. She survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Wanona W. Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Lakeisha Hooks, Milwaukee; a son, Wallace Emanuel Brown, Kansas City, Kan.; a step daugther, Nicole McAdoo-Jones, Milwaukee; three stepsons, Kevin Brown and Brent Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Darnell Brown, Milwaukee; a brother, Louis Galloway, Lawrence; three sisters, Kay Taylor-Gaillard and Ronica Banks, both of Milwaukee, and Charlene Robinson, Lawrence; and 14 grandchildren.

Mr. Jackson will lie in state after noon Friday and until service time Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, where the family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Elden Kirk

COTTONWOOD FALLS -- Elden Ingram Kirk, 78, Cottonwood Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Newman Hospital.

Mr. Kirk was a self-employed farmer/stockman in Chase County most of his life.

He was born July 18, 1922, in Matfield Green to Victor and Opal McCabe Kirk.

He married Barbara Ann Diehl in Newkirk, Okla., on Aug. 1, 1966. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Thomas Kirk, Oakley; a brother, Robert Kirk, Emporia; and two grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Barnett-Alexander Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bazaar Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for his grandsons.

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