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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 163

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Date: Monday, 22 August 2011, at 2:51 p.m.

Thurman Courtney

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Thurman Guy Courtney, 78, Pinellas Park, died Dec. 29, 2000, at a Pinellas Park hospice.

Mr. Courtney worked for DuPont in Tecumseh, Kan., from 1959 to 1985. He earlier had worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita and on a dairy in Washington state for several years.

He was born June 15, 1922, near Springdale, Kan., the son of Guy Thurman and Nannie Pearl Ready Courtney.

He married Lona Fry on June 19, 1959. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Tony Courtney, Pinellas Park; two stepsons, Donnie Pummill, Ward, Ark., and Robert Fry, Lawrence, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Deloris Englehaupt, Gardner, Kan.; a granddaughter; and five stepgrandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Services will be Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Pinellas Park. A later service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kingdom Hall in Oskaloosa, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses or to Hospice Care.

Dwight Hoobler

ROSSVILLE -- Dwight Rolland Hoobler, 79, Rossville, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at a Rossville nursing home.

Mr. Hoobler worked many years for the Kansas Power and Light Co. and later for Topeka's water pollution control division. He served in the Army's 6th Division 63rd Infantry for three years, including 27 months in the South Pacific. He was decorated with a Bronze Star from New Guinea and a Purple Heart from wounds he suffered in the Philippines.

He was born Oct. 26, 1921, at Madison, the son of Vern P. and Mary Myrtle Rake Hoobler. He graduated from St. Marys High School.

Mr. Hoobler was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville, a 50-year member of Lake Lodge No. 51 at Silver Lake, Loyal Chapter No. 176 of the Order of Eastern Star in Silver Lake, and Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Topeka.

He married Margie Lillard on Jan. 12, 1947, in Rossville. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, David Hoobler, address unavailable, and Don Hoobler, Pittsburg; a sister, Mildred Ronsse, St. Marys; four brothers, Lloyd Hoobler and Everett Hoobler, both of St. Marys, Forrest Hoobler, Topeka, and Lester "Arland" Hoobler, Seattle; and a granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rossville United Methodist Church. Burial with graveside military honors conducted by Post No. 31 of the American Legion will be at the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Hoobler will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the church, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Chapel in Rossville.

James Kennedy

FRANKFORT -- James "Jake" Kennedy, 85, Frankfort, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at a Wichita hospital.

Mr. Kennedy had farmed in the Frankfort area since 1952. He also had worked for the Ford dealership in Frankfort from 1947 to 1952 in its service shop, parts department and as a salesman. He also worked for the Skelly Gas Co., Standard Oil Co. and for a refinery in Montana.

He was born June 10, 1915, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of William A. and Nora Feeney Kennedy. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1933.

Mr. Kennedy was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He also was a former director of the First National Bank in Frankfort.

He married Cecilia Regan on July 23, 1934, in Blaine. She preceded him in death April 24, 1983. He married Rosemary Hageman Boeckman on Sept. 14, 1985. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Dr. Gerald T. Kennedy, Wichita; a daughter, Noreen T. Heiss, Littleton, Colo.; two stepsons, Alvin Boeckman, Mokena, Ill., and Louis Boeckman, Corning; three stepdaughters, Mary Kay Nocktonick, Mayetta, Karen King, Havensville, and Joan DeBord, Wamego; a brother, William J. "Pete" Kennedy, Bog Fork, Mont.; eight grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Frankfort. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort and an hour before service time Saturday at the church. A scripture service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.

Loma O'Shea

WESTMORELAND -- Loma Elizabeth O'Shea, 74, Westmoreland, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at a Manhattan hospital.

Mrs. O'Shea worked for the Kansas State University Department of Housing from 1968 to 1993.

She was born June 22, 1926, in Blaine, the daughter of Daniel D. and Viva Buchanan Caffrey. She graduated from Lillis High School in 1944, and she lived for most her life in the Blaine and Westmoreland communities.

Mrs. O'Shea was a member of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Blaine.

She married John I. O'Shea on July 10, 1944, in Lillis. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sandra K. London, Woodhaven, Mich.; two sons, John J. O'Shea, Topeka, and James M. O'Shea, Flush; a sister, Genevieve Zinn, Great Bend; two brothers, Gerald Caffrey and Leo Caffrey, both of Lillis; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Blaine. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Blaine. Mrs. O'Shea will lie in state from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the church, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton is in charge of arrangements.

Venda Raye-Johnson

WHITING -- Venda Raye-Johnson, 49, Whiting, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Raye-Johnson was a career counselor at Benedictine College, and she also had been self-employed as a career counselor in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Oct. 22, 1951, in Waynesburg, Ohio, the daughter of George and Josephine Gates Raye. She attended school in Waynesburg and graduated from Highland Community College at Highland. She earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and later a master's degree. She was working on a doctorate at St. Francis College in St. Louis. She lived for a short time in Tulsa, Okla.

Mrs. Raye-Johnson was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Tulsa, Okla. She was a communicant and member of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Horton and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Atchison. She volunteered for the Jackson County Hospice.

She married Celius L. "Bill" Johnson on Oct. 25, 1983, in Kansas City, Mo. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Josephine Eichelberger, Netawaka; six brothers, Bobby Raye and Kenny Raye, both of Whiting, David Raye, Atchison, Montgomery Raye, Clarksville, Tenn., Victor Raye, Kansas City, Mo., and Jonathan Raye, Holton; and two sisters, Serena Sanders, in Idaho, and Libby Ross, Atchison.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home Chapel in Atchison. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. today. The casket will remain closed.

Kenneth Smith

OTTAWA -- Kenneth E. Smith, 86, Ottawa, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at an Ottawa nursing home.

Services will be announced by Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.

Florence Wilson

ATCHISON -- Florence P. Wilson, 90, Atchison, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

Mrs. Wilson had done domestic housework in private homes for the Stanton family and Ramsey family for 24 years and later for the hospital in Atchison.

She was born May 8, 1910, in Atchison, the daughter of Eugene and Verbene Denning Tolbert. She attended Lincoln School and graduated from Atchison High School.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was the organist for 60 years, and she provided accompaniment for various other services in the church. She also taught Sunday school and was the recording secretary for the Northeast Baptist District. She also did volunteer work for the Atchison Medicalodge, Cray Senior Manor and Atchison Senior Village nursing centers.

She married Harold Lee Wilson in February 1929 in Atchison. He preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1962. Mrs. Wilson also was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Thompson and Mary Jane Downing, and a son, Donald Lee Wilson.

Survivors include 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church and sent in care of the funeral home.

Thomas Burns

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake View Church of the Nazarene for Thomas Eugene "Tom" Burns, 46, Tecumseh. He died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Burns was a truck driver.

He was born Sept. 14, 1954, in Topeka, the son of George Henry and Eleanore Ann Kaberline Burns. He graduated from Topeka High School, and he attended Topeka Vocational Technical School.

He married Debora A. Brown on June 26, 1976, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Jessi K. Burns, Topeka; a daughter, Tasha D. Burns, Tecumseh; and two sisters, Georgia Frisbee and Marlene Frisbee, both of Knobnoster, Mo.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake View Church of the Nazarene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas E. Burns Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 24, Tecumseh, 66542.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn Quiett

Lynn Boyd Quiett, 54, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Quiett was a surveyor for the engineering department for Topeka for 33 years before he retired in 1999.

He was born May 23, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Floyd and Marjorie E. Lewis Quiett. He graduated from Topeka High School and was a lifelong Topeka resident.

Survivors include his mother, Marjorie E. Quiett, Topeka; a sister, Linda Emery, Topeka; and five brothers, Ronald Quiett and Alvin Quiett, both of Topeka, Marvin Quiett, Oskaloosa, and Jack Quiett and Robert Quiett, both of Meriden.

Mr. Quiett was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and sent in care of the funeral home.

Stanley Sliski

Stanley Sliski, 86, Topeka, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Sliski owned and operated a dry cleaners in Port Jervis, N.Y., until he retired in September 1999. He earlier had worked as a baker.

He was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents returned to Warsaw, Poland, when he was 2 years old and then moved to New York when Mr. Sliski was 16. He moved to Topeka shortly after he retired.

He married Anna Cyran. She preceded him in death. He later married Sophie Rettmer. She also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Chester Sliski, Topeka; a daughter, Stasia Palmer, in New Jersey; a stepdaughter, Brenda Sinka, Troy, Mich.; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Division of Biology, 223 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, 1700 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, 66502-9909.

Richard McFarland

ATCHISON -- Richard Ernest McFarland, 70, Atchison, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital.
Mr. McFarland was a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal service in Atchison until 1987, when he moved to Rockville, Mo. He was postmaster there until he retired in 1989. After his retirement, he returned to Atchison where he worked part-time for Project Concern, Rainbow Car Wash and was groundskeeper for the Atchison Senior Village. He also was a volunteer driver for cancer patients. Mr. McFarland was a navy veteran.

He was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Atchison, the son of Paul and Irene Cohoon McFarland. He graduated from Atchison High School.

Mr. McFarland was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and belonged to Fleming-Jackson-Seever Post No. 6 of the American legion and the VFW Post No. 1175, all in Atchison.

He married Mary Ellen Murphy on Nov. 5, 1955, in Atchison. She died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.

Survivors include a son, Bruce McFarland, Plattsburg, Mo.; four daughters, Lois McFarland, Karen Shufflebarger and Paula Higley, all of Topeka, and Colette Haugsness, Atchison; a sister, Marilyn Keimig, Atchison; and 11 grandchildren.

A joint Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. McFarland and his wife will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atchison Catholic School Athletic Program.

Bernadine Anderson

BURLINGTON -- Bernadine L. "Bernie" Anderson, 90, Burlington, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at a Burlington hospital.

Mrs. Anderson had worked for Seymour Packing, Foster Pharmacy, Cooksey Pharmacy, Crisp Pharmacy and Vivians Dress Shop, all in Burlington.

She was born Aug. 22, 1910, in Waverly, the daughter of Bird Owen and Maggie Frances Doherty Fanning. She graduated from Waverly High School and attended Kansas Normal School in Emporia.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the United Methodist Church, Martha Chapter No. 73 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the auxiliary to the American Legion, all in Burlington.

She married Wilbur Edward Anderson on Nov. 22, 1940, at Nevada, Mo. He died Jan. 13, 1999.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Mickey, Manhattan; a son, Michael Anderson, Shawnee; three sisters, Missy Haight, Burlington, Lucille Smith, Richardson, Texas, and Louise Criss, Austin, Texas; a brother, Ivan Fanning, Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Burlington. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Monday.

Contributions may be made to the Bernadine L. Anderson Memorial Fund to be designated later, sent in care of the funeral home.

Katherine Applegate

BURLINGTON -- Katherine I. Applegate, 87, Burlington, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a Burlington hospital.

Miss Applegate was a hair dresser for many years.

She was born Dec. 4, 1913, near Aliceville, the daughter of George W. and Maude Eleanor Kinney Berry. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1931 and was a lifelong resident of the Burlington area.

Miss Applegate was a member of the First Christian Church and Pleasant Hour Club, and a former member of the Riverside Extension Homemakers Unit, all in Burlington.

Survivors include four sisters, Lucille Hatch, Horton, Annalea Hand, Milbrae, Calif., Genevieve Barrett, Burlington, and Illa Rhue Gleue, LeRoy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Burlington. Miss Applegate will lie in state today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church and sent in care of the funeral home.

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