Wesley Alexander Copeland, 78, Topeka, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Wesleyan Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.
Robert James Pusch, 73, Topeka, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. Services are pending at Parker-Price Mortuary.
The Rev. Darrel Martin
The Rev. Darrel Dean Martin, 68, Topeka, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.
The Rev. Martin served as pastor of the Gage Park Wesleyan Church in Topeka. He earlier had served Wesleyan churches at Brookings, S.D., Watford City, N.D., Forsyth, Mont., and Miles City, Mont. He also was the pastor at the Free Methodist Church in Scranton for a time, as well as Kansas Senate chaplain and the Topeka Police Department chaplain.
He was born July 4, 1932, in Portis, the son of Arthur P. and Vera H. Azeltine Martin. He was raised on a farm near Portis and graduated from high school in Miltonvale in 1950. He graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan College in 1955.
The Rev. Martin was a member of the Topeka Ministerial Association.
He married Adine Pomeroy on June 16, 1955, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael Keith Martin, Bartlesville, Okla., and John Charles Martin, Topeka; two daughters, Sherilyn Beth Marcus, Topeka, and Marilee Joy Lowrey, Silver Lake; his father, Arthur P. Martin, Topeka; a sister, Phyllis Mawhiney, Leesburg, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Martin will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today and 8 to 11 a.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church and sent in care of the funeral home.
Dr. William Crouch Jr.
Dr. William H. Crouch Jr., 81, Topeka, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his home.
Dr. Crouch founded Pediatrics, P.A., in Topeka and practiced pediatrics here from 1951 to 1990. He was assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served as a consultant to the Missouri State Board of Health in 1950 and 1951 and he was an Army captain, general medical officer from 1946 to 1948.
Dr. Crouch was a recipient of the Ross Award for contributions to Mental and Child Health in the State of Kansas as well as the Jefferson Award for Public Service to the State of Kansas in 1991. He was a 1997 finalist for the Stormont-Vail Foundation Bal Jeffrey Award.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of William Harvey Crouch and Nell Grace McGhee. He earned a bachelor's degree in medicine at the University of Missouri in 1943 and a doctor of medicine in 1945 at Washington University in St. Louis. He served his internship at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and a residencies at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and Barnes Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Crouch was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Topeka, the American Medical Association, the Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge, Arab Shrine Boaters Unit and Royal Order of Jesters.
He was an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout leader and attended as the physician for the Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts of America the International Jamboree in England. He served on the board of the Shawnee County Youth Home and was past president of the Kansas Association of School Health. He founded the DocADuck computer resource center at Brewster Place Retirement Living Center.
He married H. Jean Wombles on April 7, 1946. She survives.
Other survivors include eight children, Dr. John Crouch, Columbia, Mo., Michael Crouch, Norwalk, Conn., Patricia Magerkurth, Evergreen, Colo., Dr. Steve Crouch, Topeka, Tim Crouch, Independence, Mo., Peggy Crouch, White Plains, N.Y., Kathy Howell, Bedforshire, England, and Amy Crouch, Cheney; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery will be private. Dr. Crouch will lie in state after noon Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 812 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 66612; to the Brewster Place DocADuck Resource Center, 1205 S.W.. 29th St., Topeka, 66611; or to the Stormont-Vail Foundation/Donations to Benefit Children's Services, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, 66604.
Don "Donnie" Howard Long, 55, of Topeka, died Dec. 17, 2001, at a Hutchinson hospital.
Mr. Long worked for Jensen Engineering Co. in Kansas City, Kan., where he designed parts for machines. He also had served in the Marine Corps.
He was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Walter L. Long Sr. and Cornelia R. Beard James. He attended Topeka Public Schools and earned a bachelor's degree in drafting from Platt College.
Mr. Long was a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America.
He married Aileen Meadows in 1970 in Topeka. She preceded in him death. A daughter, Crystal Long, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles L. Long, Topeka, and Winston E. Brown, Leavenworth; four sisters, Nava E. Long, Las Vegas, Nev., and Patricia Oliver, Winona "Nonnie" Major and K. "Rene" Franklin-EL, all of Topeka; and two stepsons, Wallace L. Scott III and Richawn Wishom.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Topeka Cemetery.
Mr. Long was cremated in Wichita under the direction of Kensington Garden Cemetery and Crematory.
Wanda Peake Vose, 83, Topeka, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Vose will lie in state after 3 p.m. today at the Parker-Price Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kan., 66606.
Homer W. Hulse, 79, Topeka, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.
Mr. Hulse had been a sales clerk for the Union Clothing Co., Cunningham-Shields and Ray Beers before he retired in 1987. He was an Army veteran of World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Scranton, the son of Wilfred and Esther Holmquist Hulse.
Mr. Hulse attended St. David's Episcopal Church.
He married Madeline M. Corbolotti on March 11, 1947, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mary E. Wolc, Topeka; a sister, Ella Lee Henton, Osage City; and a grandson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Scranton Cemetery in Scranton. Mr. Hulse will lie in state after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care Inc., 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606; or to the Homer Hulse Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.
Ellen G. Tucker, 86, Topeka, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at a Topeka hospital.
She was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Wakarusa, to John A. and Susie G. Farrell Renyer, and spent many years in the Grantville community. She had worked at the Topeka Supply Depot and for Aero Parts in Wichita.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She married Merle C. Tucker on March 11, 1946, in Scranton. They operated a truck farm in the Grantville community for more than 20 years. He died March 4, 1984. A granddaughter, Trinia Smith, died Feb. 19, 1992. A grandson, Clyde William Gerber, died Jan. 5, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Tony E. Tucker, Denison; two daughters, Nan Hipsher, Topeka, and Janice Johnson, Hutchinson; a sister, Murriel Lauer, Canon City, Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker will lie in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 227 Van Buren, 66603.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Edmond B. "Ed" Chapman, 86, Las Cruces, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in Las Cruces.
Mr. Chapman was a former Kansas Republican political figure. He was executive secretary to former Kansas Gov. Edward F. Arn from 1951 to 1953, and then state director of the Federal Housing Administration for Kansas. He later was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower to the commissioner of the FHA in Washington, D.C., where he served from 1954 to 1956.
Mr. Chapman engaged in the title and abstract business for several years, first in Texas, and later in Albuquerque, N.M. He retired in 1979. He practiced law for a few years in Belleville, Kan., and he was elected as Republic County attorney in 1950. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and prior to the war he worked for newspapers in Manhattan, Abilene and Kansas City.
He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Topeka, Kan., the son of E.B. Chapman and Alberta Sams. He graduated from Topeka High School and earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree at Washburn University. He lived in Walnut Creek, Calif., for before he moved to Las Cruces.
Survivors include a son, Stewart Edmond Chapman, Walnut Creek, Calif.; a daughter, Connie Herndon, Las Cruces; a brother, William S. "Bill" Chapman, Bastrop, La.; and a grandchild.
A memorial services will e at 7 p.m. Monday at Graham's Mortuary in Las Cruces. Burial will be in the Maple Hill, Kan., cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces and sent in care of Graham Mortuary, 555 W Amador Ave., P.O. Box 1077, Las Cruces, N.M., 88004-1077.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Marvin S. Kipling, 87, formerly of Topeka, died Dec. 16, 2000, at a Kansas City, Mo., nursing home.
Mr. Kipling operated The Palace Clothing Co.'s anchor stores in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Mo., and Topeka, as well as three suburban Kansas City stores in the 1970s. His family established the business in Topeka in 1888. He later worked in the insurance and finance industry for Tantillo and Associates in Overland Park. He served in the Army as a staff sergeant during World War II.
He was born Oct. 5, 1913, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Bernhard and Clara Guettel Kipling. He was raised in Emporia, where he graduated from high school and attended Kansas State Teacher's College. He moved to Topeka following World War II and worked as men's clothing manager, Topeka store manager and then as president of The Palace Clothing Co., before he acquired the business in 1972.
While in Topeka, Mr. Kipling was active in many civic and club organizations, including Rotary International and the St. Francis Hospital Board of Directors.
He married Ferna Jean Eliscue in 1941 in St. Joseph. She died in 1985. He married Helen Gordon in 1986 in Kansas City, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Richard Kipling and Ronald Kipling, both in Southern California; and five grandchildren.
Private memorial services will be scheduled at a future date.
HAMMOND, Ind. -- William Schmidt, 82, Hammond, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at a Hammond hospital.
Mr. Schmidt was a retired pipe fitter and welder. He worked out of Union Local No. 597 in Hammond.
He was born Jan. 21, 1918, the son of Joseph and Constancia Schmidt. He was raised in Topeka, Kan., where he graduated from Capitol Catholic High School in 1935.
Mr. Schmidt was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Hammond, and he was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight of Unity Council No. 726.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Edna Wessels; a son, Bill Schmidt, Griffith, Ind.; a sister, Lucille Summers, Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at All Saints Church in Hammond. Burial will be in Hammond.
Burns-Kish Funeral Home in Hammond is in charge of arrangements.
LAWRENCE -- Matthew Cole Schmidt, infant son of Mark and Carla Blain Schmidt, Lawrence, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
He was born Nov. 3, 2000, in Overland Park.
Other survivors include a brother, Randall Schmidt, at home; grandparents, Frank and Virginia Blain, Goodland, and Randall and Rachel Schmidt, Eudora; and great-grandparents, Dorothy Schmidt, and Elmer Voth, both of North Newton.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Southern Hill Mennonite Church in Topeka. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence will be private.
Contributions may be made to the Matthew Schmidt Memorial Fund to be used for the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center and sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
SHAWNEE -- Walter J. Krissek, 77, Shawnee, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a Merriam hospital.
Mr. Krissek was employed with Trans World Airlines for 42 years. He retired as a project engineer in 1983. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was born July 31, 1923, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of John and Frances Krzyzek. He graduated from Donnelly College and later earned a degree in physics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1970.
Mr. Krissek was a Boy Scout leader and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts. He received the St. George Award for his work as a Catholic Scout leader. He also was a member of the TWA Retirees and Post No. 83 of the American Legion, the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kan., and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee. He and his wife were recognized recently for their contributions to the West Wyandotte County Library.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Rosa E. Krissek, at home; three sons, Thomas J. Krissek, Grayslake, Ill., Lawrence A. Krissek, Ostrander, Ohio, and Gregory P. Krissek, Topeka; a sister, Dorothy Koska, Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mid-American Chapter, 6810 W. 63rd St., Suite 202, Shawnee Mission, 66202.
OTTAWA -- Birdie May Macy, 97, Ottawa, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at an Ottawa nursing home.
Mrs. Macy and her husband farmed southwest of Ottawa from 1944 until her husband died in 1949. She continued to farm and raise livestock until she retired in 1998.
She was born March 7, 1903, in Clayton, the daughter of George Arthur and Maidie Martha Hoff Powell. She was raised in Hanston and attended Hanston schools. She moved to the farm in 1944.
Mrs. Macy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ottawa, the Good Cheer Sunday School class, Searchers Missionary Circle, and she was a former Sunday school teacher. She also was a member of the Far and Near Social Club, a former 4-H leader in Franklin County, Ottawa Co-op, Farm Bureau and a past recipient of the Soil Conservation Bankers Award for outstanding soil conservation practices at her farm.
She married John Darrell Macy on Oct. 26, 1926. He died 12, 1949. Mrs. Macy also was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Macy, who died in infancy in 1930, and Darrell Macy, Feb. 3, 2000, a daughter, Rosalie Peterson, Sept. 12, 1990, and a great-grandson, Ross Milliman, March 31, 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Golden Peterson, Ottawa; a son, Marrel Macy, Ottawa; a brother, Roy Powell, Hanston; two sisters, Bernice Dixon, Larned, and Sylvia Hougland, Burdett; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Macy will lie in state after 9 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or to the Christian Care Cottage and sent in care of the funeral home.