LAWRENCE -- Delbert E. Mathia, 81, Lawrence, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a Lawrence hospital.
Mr. Mathia served as the Douglas County clerk from 1946 to 1980. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II, and joined the staff in the clerk's office upon his return from military service. He was elected county clerk in 1954, and he worked part time as a county auditor after he retried.
He was born March 8, 1919, in Eudora, the son of Henry and Ottie Belle Burnell Mathia. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1938 and attended Allen County Community College in Iola.
Mr. Mathia served on the Rent Control Board and Youth Baseball programs in Lawrence. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion and a life member of the American Legion. He was active in the Kansas Boys State program. He was a former president of the County Clerks of Kansas and a member of the National Association of County Officials. He also was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge in Lawrence.
He married Lois Volger on Aug. 4, 1951, in Lawrence. She survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Alberta Elrod, Prairie Village.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Mathia will lie in state at the mortuary from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church or to the American Legion Building Fund and sent in care of the mortuary.
MANHATTAN -- Helen K. McGehe, 94, Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a Manhattan hospital.
Mrs. McGehe was a retired teacher. She taught for many years in the Bethany, Mo., public schools and later served as a librarian in elementary schools until 1972. She was recognized for 25 years of service as a teacher when she retired.
She was born Nov. 25, 1906, near Bethany, the daughter of David Benjamin and Mary Augusta Buxbaum Romig. She attended Missouri Wesleyan University and Northeast Missouri State University. She earned a bachelor's degree at Kansas State University in 1958. She had lived in Manhattan since 1935.
Mrs. McGehe was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a longtime member of the Chancel Choir at the church. She also was a 67-year member of Chapter DE of the PEO Sisterhood and a longtime member of the Manhattan Music Club.
She married W. Jay McGehe on June 2, 1935, in Bethany, Mo. He died April 24, 1998.
Survivors include three sons, David McGehe, Rhinebeck, N.Y., Don McGehe, Redmond, Wash., and Bruce McGehe, Norwalk, Iowa; a sister, Florence Parker, Cameron, Mo.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the PEO Scholar Awards and sent in care of the funeral home.
SABETHA -- Iva Waidley North, 95, Sabetha, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a Sabetha nursing home.
She was born July 8, 1905, in Crab Orchard, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Nora Esther McAfoos. She had worked with her mother as a telephone operator in Steinauer, Neb., and later was a retail sales clerk for Maxine's dress shop in Beloit. She had lived in many cities in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri while her husband traveled in his job with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
Mrs. North was a member of the United Methodist Church at Beloit and the Naomi Chapter No. 28 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She married Gilmore A. North on Dec. 25, 1929, in Belleville. He died in 1993. Mrs. North also was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael North.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Bush, Hiawatha; a son, Don Burton, Escondido, Calif.; a brother, Norman Dilworth, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Vesta Cemetery in Vesta, Neb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Sabetha and sent in care of Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha.
LAWRENCE -- Walter L. Rutledge, 77, Lawrence, died Dec. 24, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Rutledge was an auditor for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. (Bridgestone-Firestone), for 33 years. He retired in 1982. He was a flight instructor in the Navy during World War II.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Monroe, La., the son of Walter J. Rutledge and Mary Elizabeth McMullen. He moved to Lawrence from Prairie Village in August last year.
He married Marie L. Jeanneret on Jan. 13, 1946, in McGehee, Ark. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Rutledge, Lawrence; and three sisters, Ethel Thomas, North Little Rock, Ark., Omera Selman, Little Rock, Ark., and Dorothy Ramsey, Hoover, Ala.
Mr. Rutledge was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Old Mission United Methodist Church in Fairway. Inurnment at McGehee Cemetery in McGehee will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to hospice Care in Douglas County and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.
LAWRENCE -- George Hinkle Ryan, 90, formerly of Lawrence, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at his home in Austin, Texas. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.
Mr. Ryan was a banker and had been associated with three banks. He joined the Exchange National Bank of Atchison in 1950 as vice president. He was named senior vice president of the Lawrence National Bank in Lawrence in 1962, where he remained until he retired in 1975. He later worked for the real estate firm of Calvin, Eddy and Kappelman in Lawrence. He was a broker for Black Brothers Milling Co. in Beatrice, Neb., before he joined the staff at Beatrice State Bank in the 1940s.
He was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Beatrice, the son of Noah M. and Florence M. Ryan. He graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., and the University of Nebraska. He moved to Austin, Texas, from Lawrence in 1998.
Mr. Ryan was a member of the Lawrence Arts Council, First Presbyterian Church and the Lawrence Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow for distinguished service in 1998.
He married Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Blanke on Oct. 19, 1935. She died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Ryan, Austin, and Richard Ryan, New York City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A reception at the church will follow the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Art Center or to the First Presbyterian Church and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.
John P. Glover, 81, Topeka, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Glover worked for several grocery stores in Topeka, including Tilton's Market, Harry's IGA and J.M. Bauersfeld's.
He was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Samuel C. and Martha Schear Glover.
Mr. Glover was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was an bowler and golfer.
He married Mildred M. Casey on Dec. 8, 1941, in Little Rock. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Gerald W. Glover, Topeka; a brother, Eugene Glover, Oklahoma City; a sister, Mary Holland, Little Rock; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Glover will lie in state after noon Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made either to Stormont-Vail Hospice, 2252 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66604; the American Lung Association, 4300 S.W. Drury Lane, Topeka, 66604; or to Grace United Methodist Church, 2627 S.W. Western Ave., Topeka, 66611.
McLOUTH -- Frances Mae Winfrey, 89, McLouth, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at a Tonganoxie care center.
She was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Rulo, Neb., to Rafael Samuel and Anna M. Guilliams Turpin, and lived in the McLouth community for many years. She was manager of Bradford's Clothing and Fabric Shop in McLouth for many years.
She was a member of Stanwood Friends Church and Women's Christian Temperance Union in McLouth.
She married Leo Casteel. He was killed in an accident in 1932. She married John Grover Winfrey on Oct. 14, 1933, in Falls City, Neb. He died Nov. 28, 1984. A granddaughter, Donna Daniels Haling, also died.
Survivors include a daughter, Leota Mae Daniels, McLouth; a brother, Leonard Turpin, Grants Pass, Ore.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stanwood Friends Church about three miles east of McLouth. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stanwood Friends Church and sent in care of the funeral home.
CONCORDIA -- Edla Shrader, 94, Concordia, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at a Concordia nursing center.
She was born Sept. 30, 1906, in the Ames community east of Concordia, to Nels and Louie Appleby Nelson. She attended grade schools in Ames and Jewell and graduated from Clyde High School in 1925. She received a teacher's certificate and taught in rural schools for three years. She was a musician and gave piano and organ lessons in Concordia for more than 35 years.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Concordia and United Methodist Women. She played for services at First United Methodist for more than 50 years, accompanied Concordia Community Chorus for eight years and played for Rotary Club meetings for 30 years.
She was a charter member of Chapter AO of PEO Sisterhood in Concordia and Concordia Music Club. In 1978, she received the Who's Who of Church Musicians Award from Kansas Federation of Music Clubs.
She married Raymond Shrader on Dec. 25, 1932, in Concordia. He preceded her in death. A daughter died in infancy.
Survivors include two sons, Winston Shrader, Concordia, and Raymond Eugene Shrader, Dodge City; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Concordia. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Mrs. Shrader will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia where Chapter AO will conduct PEO Sisterhood services at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Music Club Scholarship Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.
Nia Cris Holloman
LAWRENCE -- Nia Cris Holloman, infant daughter of Ervin and Erika Dale Holloman, Lawrence, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital. She had been ill since birth.
She was born Nov. 20, 2000, in Lawrence.
Other survivors include grandparents, Arthur and Christine Dale, Crownpoint, N.M., and Bernice Bush, Manhattan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Bible Church in Lawrence. Visitation will follow. Burial will be in Thursday in Naschitti Community Cemetery in Naschitti, N.M.
Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle F. Judd
PAOLA -- Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson & Son Funeral Home in Paola for Myrtle Francis Judd, 81, Paola, who died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at home.
She was born May 16, 1919, in Garden City, Mo., to William and Nellie Francis Underwood. She lived in Nevada, Mo., where she was employed by the Nevada State Hospital for many years. She moved to Paola in 1951.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paola.
She married Ava Dell Judd on Oct. 23, 1936, in Fort Scott. He died in October 1990.
Survivors include a son, William Judd, Topeka; a daughter, Sandra Phillips, Murrieta, Calif.; a sister, Veda Edmonds, Horton, Mo.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie. Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Paola, 66071.
READING -- Marie H. Maley, 87, Reading, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at an Osage City nursing center.
She was born Feb. 10, 1913, in Reading, to John William and Effie Belle Price Speece, and spent most of her life in Reading.
She was a member of Baptist Church in Reading.
She married Jesse Maley on Nov. 29, 1933, in Lyndon. They owned and operated Standard Oil bulk delivery service in Reading before they retired in the early 1970s. He preceded her in death. A daughter, Patricia Hope Maley, died in infancy.
Survivors include a brother, Reggie Speece Sr., Osage City; and two sisters, Mildred Ludwick, Glendale, Calif., and Sarah Opal Jones, Osage City.
Services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Maley will lie in state from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Responders in Reading, 66868.
Donald J. Newell
LAWRENCE -- Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Valley Falls for Donald J. Newell, 73, Lawrence, who died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at a Lawrence care center.
He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Junction City, to Kenneth A. and Alva Utt Newell, and graduated from Atchison High School in 1945. He moved to Valley Falls in 1935 and was a farmer and stockman. He moved to Lawrence in 1985. He was a licensed real estate broker and owned Gateway Real Estate Agency in Lawrence.
He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947, having attained the rank of corporal. He was stationed at Adak in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
He attended the United Methodist Church in Valley Falls and was a member of Bicentennial Post No. 225 of the American Legion in Ozawkie. He had been a Valley Victors 4-H Club leader.
He married Marilyn Smith on Nov. 18, 1961, in Westboro, Mo. They divorced. He married Sharon Ward Lockwood on March 24, 1990, in Lawrence. She survives. A daughter, Amy Leigh Newell, died Oct. 25, 1991.
Other survivors include a son, David Wayne Newell, Olathe; three stepsons, Park Lockwood and Bob Lockwood, both in Lawrence, and Perry Lockwood, Ozawkie; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Patredis, Edmond, Okla., and Diane Lynn Borthwick, Overland Park; a brother, Kenneth D. Newell, Ozawkie; two sisters, Jeanne McIlwee, Kansas City, Mo., and Patricia Godding, Kansas City, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.
Grahem-Herbers Post No. 3084 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Valley Falls will conduct graveside services at Valley Falls Cemetery. Relatives and friends will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Heartland Chapter, 3846 W. 75th, Prairie Village, 66208.