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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 284

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Date: Thursday, 25 August 2011, at 5:18 p.m.

DELNORA "DEE" RICHARDSON
Delnora "Dee" Richardson, 81, mother of Michael Richardson of Valley Center, died Aug. 7, 1997. She was a retired Tulsa Public Schools district secretary. Funeral services were Monday at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.

Other survivors include her daughters, Dee Ann Dockery of Wichita, Denise Mills of Norman, Okla.; brother, Ora Cullup Jr. of Aurora, Colo; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

AUD BLISSETT
Aud Blissett, 88, of Morgan Hill, Calif., retired Verbatum & Smarketing marketing manager, died Aug. 5, 1997, while visiting family in Wichita. Funeral services were Aug. 7 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; sons, Glenn Blissett, Mark Blissett, both of Wichita, Scott Blissett of Cranbrook, British Columbia, John Blissett of Independence, Mo., Clay Collins of Holliston, Mass., Lance Collins of Lakeland, Fla.; daughters, Pam Morris of Barden Ridge, Australia, Mary Odette of Wichita; sister, Glnyce Stilwell of Medina, N.Y., and 21 grandchildren.

C. LUCILE "GRANDMA" STRINGER
C. Lucile "Grandma" Stringer, 101, mother of Dorothy Warner of Park City, died Aug. 10, 1997. She was a homemaker. Funeral services are pending.

Other survivors include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Cochran Mortuary has charge.

BRENDA LANDERS
Brenda Landers, 42, of Acworth, Ga., sister of Roy Berning of Valley Center, died Aug. 8, 1997. She was an employee of Owens & Minor Atlanta division and a former Leoti resident.

Funeral services were Tuesday morning at Winenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, Ga.

Other survivors include her husband, Bobby; son, Sam, daughter, Jamie, both of Acworth; father, Raymond Berning, mother, Mary Jane Berning, both of Wichita; brothers, Randy Berning, Russell Berning, Alan Berning, all of Wichita, Rex Berning of Newton, and a sister, Sally Hilton of Andale.

MARY F. SCOVEL
Mary F. Scovel, 67, of Valley Center, retired bookkeeper, died Aug. 10, 1997. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence; sons, Donald and Barry Scovel, both of Colorado Springs, Steven Catron of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Sue Hofer, Doris Poole, both of Colorado Springs; mother, Grace Garrett of Wichita; sister, Eva Belle Noble of Miami, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.

ROGER ALLEN HOFFMAN
Roger Allen Hoffman, 52, of Wichita, nephew of Eleanor Johnson and cousin of Olivia Wilbur, both of Valley Center, died Aug. 6, 1997.

He was a musician and self-employed contractor. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley, with Rev. Rick Thornton officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley.

He was born Jan. 4, 1945, in Evanston, Ill., the son of Raymond Allen Hoffman and Lilburn Delores King.

Other survivors include his son, Dmitri Fennell of Wichita; daughter, Celest Torney of San Francisco, and a brother, Walter Hoffman of Sonoma, Calif.

Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, had charge.

ROBERT RONNINGEN
Robert Allen Ronningen, 56, of Andover, stepfather of Robin Perkins of Park City, died Aug. 20, 1997. He was a retired custodial services worker.

Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Valley Center branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hutchinson.

He was born March 1, 1941, the son of Martin Ronningen and Ella Berends. He married F. Gean Brown Aug. 3, 1974, in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Roberta Bogguess of Wichita, Kimberly Ronningen of Andover; son, Matthew Ronningen of Wichita; stepdaughters, Teresa Haney of Benton, Kelly Sooter of Wichita; stepson, Darrell Sooter Jr. of Rose Hill and 12 grandchildren.

Baker Funeral Home has charge.

SHARLENE THOMPSON
Sharlene Thompson, 71, of Wichita, mother of Charles Thompson and David Thompson, both of Valley Center, and sister of Teresa Horine of Bel Aire, died Aug. 12, 1997. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were Friday morning at Antioch Christian Church and Friday afternoon at Great Bend Cemetery.

Other survivors include her husband, Gordon; son, J.D. Thompson of Wichita; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph campus skilled nursing unit. Hillside Funeral Home West had charge.

LINDA F. OLSON
Linda F. Olson, 43, of Wichita, sister of Larry Keith of Valley Center, died Aug. 15, 1997. She was a Coleman Co. employee. Funeral services were Wednesday morning at Wellington Place Baptist Church, Wichita.

Other survivors include her husband, Jimmy; sons, James Mersman, Joe Mersman Jr., both of Wichita; mother, DeLoris Keith of Chetopa; brothers, Marvin Keith of Chetopa, William Keith of Marion, and one grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Rainbows United Inc. Cochran Mortuary had charge.

MAURICE O. "MORREY" BURKE
Maurice Owen "Morrey" Burke, 81, of Derby, father of Gaylene Davis of Valley Center, died Aug. 13, 1997. He was a retired Boeing Wichita method engineer. Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at Smith Mortuary, Derby, with Rev. James Townson officiating, assisted by David L. Burke.

He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1916, in Stoutland, Mo., the son of John William Burke and Minnie Gregory. He was a member of the VFW of Derby and the Whitewater American Legion, and served in the Army. He married Loren M. McCann. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, John of Derby, George of Big Springs, Ky.; brothers, Cleo of Wichita, Jerald of Derby; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Derby Senior Center.

MARY LOU COOK
Mary Lou Cook, 63, of Wichita, sister of Gary Kendall of Park City and Sondra Leatherman of Valley Center, died Aug. 17, 1997. She was a retired Dillons baker. Funeral service is pending.

Other survivors include her son, Donal L. III of Wichita; daughters, Rhonda Warren, Janice Roths, both of Wichita, Leslie Jacks of Goddard; brothers, Charles and Pat Kendall, both of Wichita, Marion Kendall of Phoenix, Jerry Lee Kendall of Edna, Okla.; sisters, Kay Herring, JoAnn Kendall, Pearl Harper, all of Wichita; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cochran Mortuary has charge.

ROBERT LYNN KAUFFMAN
Robert Lynn Kauffman, 73, of Clermont, Fla., died Aug. 15, 1997. He was a retired program manager for Boeing Aircraft, Wichita, and a former longtime resident of High Point, Valley Center.

He was born in Coffeyville and moved to central Florida in 1991. He was Episcopalian and a member of the Masons. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Jean Kniseley of Devenport, Fla.; sons, Michael of Derby, Ed of Cocoa, Fla.; three sisters; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park Chapter, Winter Park, Fla., had charge of arrangements.

LUCY "TOMMIE" FISHER
Lucy Mae "Tommie" Fisher, 88, of Wichita, mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Eleanor Fisher of Valley Center, died Aug. 15, 1997.

Funeral services were Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Cushing, with Rev. Marvin Kehl, pastor, officiating. Pianist Karla Kehl provided prelude and postlude selections, and accompanied herself as she sang.

Casketbearers were Marvin Bradley, Francis Fisher, Vernon Zink, Gerald Reedy, James Harris and Wilmer Smith. Burial was in the Avery Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Lincoln County, Okla., south of Cushing, the daughter of John D. Reedy and Nellie Millett. She married Cecil Fisher July 4, 1930, in Avery, Okla. He preceded her in death March 26, 1988.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, six brothers and a daughter, Margie Penny.

Other survivors include five grandchildren, Melinda Gray, Pam Hazlip, Ricky Fisher, Terry Fisher and Michael Penny; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home, Cushing, had charge.

GALEN S. KIND
Galen S. Kind, 80, retired State of Kansas maintenance employee, died Aug. 17, 1997. Services are at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at Calvary Mausoleum.

He is survived by his wife, Angelia.

A memorial has been established with Community Hospice.

BLANCHE EVELYN MEANS
Blanche Evelyn Means, 92, of Valley Center, died Aug. 23, 1997. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at First United Methodist Church, with Dr. J. Tal Tittsworth. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

She was born Oct. 22, 1905, in Kenesaw, Neb., the daughter of Clinton Persey Mecham and Martha Ella Milligan.

Survivors include her husband, Otho Wayne Means; son, Wayne D. Means of Black Diamond, Wash.; daughters, Sondra D. Mills of Bedford, Texas, Linda K. Sonneveldt of Valley Center; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with First United Methodist Church. Baker Funeral Home had charge.

LOREN A. DYSON
Loren A. Dyson, 84, of Wichita, retired Dodge City attorney and Valley Center teacher, died Aug. 24, 1997. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; son, Loren of Petaluma, Calif.; daughter, Sharon Watt of Durham, N.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the church and Hospice Inc. Hillside Funeral Home West has charge.

E.E. "BUD" ADAMS
E.E. "Bud" Adams, 93, of Wichita, father of Jeanette Ulbrich of Valley Center, died Aug. 23, 1997. He was retired from the City of Wichita Maintenance Department. Graveside services were Tuesday afternoon at Corzine Cemetery, Corbin, with Rev. Chuck Terrill officiating.

He was born Feb. 11, 1904, in Wellman, Iowa, the son of Harrison Adams and Margaret Maple. He married Vivian Hull in Lamar, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Velma Ruhl of Wichita, Loretta Jordan of Sallisaw, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Hospice. Bob Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, had charge.

PETE F. SCHROEDER
Pete F. Schroeder, 82, of Newton, brother of Arlo Schroeder of Valley Center, died Aug. 23, 1997. He was the owner and operator of Pete Schroeder Used Cars. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Newton Bible Church, Newton.

Other survivors include his daughters, Delores Mock of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marjorie Michalk of Madera, Calif., Carolyn Shepherd of Bethany, Okla., Donna Heil of Boise, Idaho, Janet Olbricht of Newton; sons, Bob, Richard, both of Newton, Delbert of Fort Collins, Colo.; sisters, Hilda Evans of Florida, Martha McCloud of Marion; 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Newton Bible Christian School. Petersen Funeral Home has charge.

GEORGE GILBERT MORROW
George Gilbert Morrow, 68, of Valley Center, died Sept. 17, 1997. He was an iron worker for Union 606. Funeral services were Monday morning at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, with Rev. Douglas Fraley officiating.

He was born March 16, 1929, in Black Oak, Ark., the son of Gilbert Morrow and Sylvia Lorene Rasdon. He married Shirley Jean Bilyew Nov. 10, 1948, in Buny, Ark. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Michale Dean Morrow of Wichita, Christopher Lynn Morrow of Olathe; daughters, Georgeann Boerger of Sedgwick, Mindy Louise Scofield of Elizaville, N.Y., Dayna Sue Hammel of Wichita; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice Inc.

ROY G. ADKISON
Roy G. Adkison, 85, of Wichita, father of Jean Burke of Valley Center, died Sept. 20, 1997. He was a retired Sun Oil Co. employee. Funeral services were Wednesday morning at Church of the Nazarene, Wichita.

Other survivors include his wife, Florence; daughter, E. Sue Rendon of Tulsa; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Davis Funeral Home, Cushing, Okla., had charge.

RALPH V. STOKES SR.
Ralph V. Stokes Sr., 61, of Wichita, self-employed painter, died Sept. 21, 1997. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at Assembly of God, Valley Center, with Rev. Bobby Massey officiating. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

He was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Wichita, the son of Coy Abner Stokes and Helen Ruth Slaughter. He married Charlene Stokes Dec. 24, 1994. She survives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Mosley, and his parents.

Other survivors include his sons, Ernie and Ronnie of Dallas, Vernon, Leonard, all of Wichita; daughter, Tenna Salas of Wichita; son-in-law, David Salas of Wichita; brother, Richard of Georgia; sister, Maxine Esposito of New Jersey, and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials have been established in lieu of flowers with the church and SCCS Home Health Hospice. Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, had charge.

MAXINE FOOTE
Maxine Foote, 60, of Wichita, mother of Rachel Hayes of Park City, died Sept. 22, 1997. She was a Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services home-care worker. Funeral services are pending.

Other survivors include her husband, Cyrel; son, Virlin of Paris, Calif.; daughter, Kelly Patterson of Wichita; brother, Charles Mayberry of Catoosa, Okla.; sisters, Ozell Kirkendoll of Wichita, Jean Rogers, Faye Ferguson, both of Tulsa, and six grandchildren.

Jackson Mortuary has charge.

A. LEE ELDER
A. Lee Elder, 75, of Whittier, Calif., father of Clifford Elder of Park City, died Aug. 27, 1997. He was a former Arkansas City resident, retired Siewart-Barber Funeral Home partner and former Grant-Elder Funeral Home partner. Funeral services were at noon Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, Whittier.

Other survivors include his wife, Mardell; sons, Gant of Wichita, Roderick of Topeka; daughter, Leanna Tyler of Arkansas City; stepsons, Robert Marvin of Diamond Bay, Calif., Charles Marvin of Phoenix; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the church. Hawks Funeral Home had charge.

ELIZABETH WILSON
Elizabeth Jean "Bethel" Wilson, 16, of Valley Center, Wendy's employee, died Aug. 29, 1997. Funeral services were Monday evening at Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bobby Massey officiating. Graveside services were held at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, St. Louis.

She was born Feb. 23, 1981, in St. Louis, the daughter of Larry and Tina Wilson. They survive.

Other survivors include her brother, William Wilson, sisters, Sondra Wilson, Samantha Wilson, all of the home, and grandmother, Louise Fredwell of St. Louis.

A memorial has been established with Campus Ministry Network. Baker Funeral Home had charge.

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