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Kansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 320

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Date: Sunday, 28 August 2011, at 4:43 p.m.

Oden C. Lunday

OSWEGO - Oden Clifford Lunday, 80, of Oswego died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Coffey County to James and Bertha (Stokesberry) Lunday. He lived in California for several years and was a gardener. He worked for the Chanute school system for 15 years before he retired. He started Lunday trash service in 1989 and sold it in 1998.

He married Catherine Martin in 1951. She preceded him in death in 1986.

He married Betty Manning on April 6, 1997. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Mike Lunday and his wife, Julie, of Independence; a stepdaughter, Barbara Ann Hampton and her husband, Jimmy; two grandsons, James Claude Hampton and his wife, Brooke, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Robert Adam Hampton of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; one granddaughter, Marsha Martin of Florida; one great-grandson, Tyler James Hampton of Huntington Beach; one sister, Katherine Ozburn and her husband, Jonathon, of Humboldt; and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy, at the age 9; four brothers, Oather Lee, Elmer Calvin, Arthur Able and James Andrew; and one sister, Irene.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego with the Rev. Charlotte Coates officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorials to United Methodist Church of Oswego may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 203 Illinois, Oswego, 67356.

Erville C. Madl

ST. PAUL - Erville C. Madl, 83, a longtime resident of St. Paul, died at 7:40 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had been in failing health. Her husband, John C. Madl, preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1989.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul with the Rev. Daniel L. Vacca officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, where family will receive friends afterward.

Details will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Erville C. Madl

ST. PAUL - Erville Corrine Madl, 83, a longtime resident of St. Paul, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, where she entered Sept. 3, 2003. She had been in failing health.

She was born Dec. 29, 1920, in McCune to Delbert C. and Alice E. (Zimmerman) Allen. She grew up in McCune and graduated from McCune High School. She graduated from the former Pittsburg State Teachers College with a degree in teaching and taught school for three years until she was married.

She married J. Cyril Madl on July 22, 1943, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. They lived and farmed near St. Paul for most of their married life. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1989.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Altar Society. In earlier years, she had been a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Walnut and its Altar Society. She was a member of Kansas Pet Producers Association and American Professional Pet Distributors Inc. She raised dogs for many years and her favorite breeds were Maltese and Keeshond.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, embroidering and quilting, and feeding and watching birds.

Survivors include seven sons, Roger Madl and his wife, Alene, of Savonburg, John Madl and his wife, Nina, and Chris Madl, all of rural Walnut, Paul Madl of Parsons, Dale Madl of rural McCune, David Madl of rural Parsons and Gary Madl and his wife, Linda, of Bentonville, Ark.; six daughters, Carolyn Hudson of Scammon, Mary Johnson and her husband, Randy, of rural McCune, Alberta House and her husband, Donald E., and Donna Winder and her husband, Don, all of rural Erie, Betty Vance of Erie, and Janet Shears and her husband, Steve, of Parsons; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Verna Allen of Parsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Maurice C. Allen; a sister, Geneva Redburn; a grandson, Adam Madl; and a great-grandson, Cody Bristow.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul with the Rev. Daniel L. Vacca officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the church, where family will receive friends afterward.

Memorials to Prairie Mission Retirement Village chapel fund may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, 405 Main, Parsons.

Ella Mahler

PEABODY - Ella Mahler, 105, of Peabody died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Legacy Park nursing home in Peabody.

She was born Feb. 8, 1898, in Hanover to Albert and Marie Chopp.

She was a homemaker and telephone operator.

She married Lewis Mahler on Jan. 26, 1920. He preceded her in death in 1972.

She lived in Parsons from 1936 to 1980, when she moved to the nursing home in Peabody.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Parsons.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parsons with the Rev. Robert Wachter officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parsons. Visitation will be from noon until service time Wednesday at the church with the rosary at 12:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy R. Mangan

PITTSBURG - Dorothy Rose Mangan, 88, Pittsburg, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Cornerstone Village nursing home in Pittsburg.

She was born March 17, 1916, in Coffeyville to Arthur Jack and Marie Dorothy (Gimbol) Jones. She was a 1934 graduate of Coffeyville High School.

She worked in a flower shop in Coffeyville before working at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons. After living a year in Kansas City, her family moved to Pittsburg in 1955, where she worked at First National Bank, retiring in 1979 as head vault teller. She later worked for Beitzinger's hardware store from 1982 to 1998.

She married Stephen Patrick Mangan on April 7, 1942, in Coffeyville. He survives of the home.

Mrs. Mangan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg and St. Mary's Altar Society. She spent many years volunteering as a pink lady at Mount Carmel Medical Center.

She enjoyed china painting and taught china painting. She was a charter member of the Porcelain China Club.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Beitzinger of Pittsburg; two sons, Stephen Anthony Mangan of Grandview, Mo., and Tim Mangan of Hot Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Jean Beyer of Gridley.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Mangan; and a sister, Ilene Wilkerson Chowning.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Stroot officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. The parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, where friends may call after noon Monday. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Mangan's daughter, Mary Beitzinger, 524 S. Georgia, Pittsburg.

Manford E. Mansfield

McCUNE Manford E. Mansfield, 85 of McCune a retired professor of veterinary medicine, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Labette County Medical Center. He had been in failing health. His wife, Margaret, preceded him in death on July 12, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.

Dr. Manford E. Mansfield

McCUNE - Dr. Manford E. "Doc" Mansfield, 85, of McCune, a retired professor of veterinary medicine, died at

11:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Labette County Medical Center. He had been in failing health.

He was born Aug. 1, 1917, in McCune to Charles E. and Adah R. (Dunn) Mansfield. He grew up and attended Rural District No. 23 and McCune Elementary School. In 1935, he graduated from McCune High School. He attended Pittsburg State University and later transferred to Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he received a bachelor of science degree in vocational agriculture in 1940. He taught vocational agriculture for 1 1/2 years in Norcatur. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After receiving his discharge from the service, he returned to Kansas. In 1945, he earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. He practiced veterinary medicine in Rockwell City, Iowa, for three years. In 1948, he joined the staff at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., as Extension veterinarian for the state. In 1950, he was assigned to the University of Illinois' Dixon Springs Agriculture Center for research and Extension veterinarian duties, living in Simpson, Ill. In 1984, he retired as a professor. He returned to live in McCune in 1985.

He married Margaret L. Meyer on June 7, 1942, in Jewell. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 7, 1992. She preceded him in death on July 12, 1998.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in McCune; the American Veterinary Association; the Kansas State Alumni Association; and the Masonic Lodge. For many years, he was active in the McCune Lions Club and was a volunteer to deliver meals to the homebound.

Survivors include one son, Charles W. Mansfield and his wife, Leonor, of Vincennes, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Caroline Mansfield, Kenneth Mansfield, Jennifer Mansfield and John Mansfield, all of Vincennes, Ind.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelley Zellner officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery with military honors by the United States Army honor guard from Fort Riley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials to the McCune United Methodist Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 405 Main, Parsons.

Billie L. Marchbanks

OSWEGO - Billie L. Marchbanks, 83, of Oswego died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Oswego's Infinia nursing center.

She was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Hallowell to John and Clara (Bagby) Harris. She attended schools in Labette City and Chetopa.

She married Dale Marchbanks on Nov. 20, 1945, at Oswego, where they made their home. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1988.

Mrs. Marchbanks enjoyed flowers, crafts, reading, volunteer work with Tel-Care and delivering Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of Bryant Sykes Post No. 3399, Ladies Auxiliary, the Oswego Methodist Church and was on the board of directors for the Oswego Senior Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan and her husband, Ed Becker, of Girard, and Dalena and her husband, Larry Clearwater, of LaCygne; four grandchildren, Brad and Gale Brown of Oswego, Tasha Becker of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Minisa Becker of Girard; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Brown; five stepgrandchildren, Dana and Jesse Kral, Jenny and Brad Heide, all of LaCygne, and Lindsey Clearwater of Arcadia; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Colton, Cody and Callie Kral and Brett, Maci and Brock Heide, all of LaCygne; a brother, Jack Harris of Chetopa; a sister-in-law, Leota Vance and her son, Richard; a brother-in-law, Paul Churchill of Columbus and his children, Julie and Brad Stover, Lacy and Devon Churchill, Douglas and Jana Churchill and Shawn and Julia.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Churchill; and three brothers, Dude, Jesse and Howard.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oswego Cemetery with the Rev. Charlotte Coates officiating.

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego. Memorials are suggested to the Oswego United Methodist Church or St. John's Hospice in care of the funeral home, 2003 Illinois, Oswego, 67356.

Joseph B. Markus

OZARK, Mo. - Joseph B. Markus, 76, Ozark, Mo., died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo.

He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Bucklin to Joseph A. and Margaret (Tieben) Markus. In March 1946 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was assigned to the 36th Combat Engineering Squadron at Fort Ord, Calif., and the 5th Combat Engineering Battalion, at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was a search light operator and a light truck driver. He played baseball and was a pitcher while in the Army. After his service he returned to Dodge City.

He married Esta Black on March 1, 1949, in Dodge City. They moved to Ozark in 1966, where he built homes and farmed in Christian County.

He enjoyed horses, rodeos and teaching young people how to rope and ride.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Esta Markus of the home; two daughters, Karen Trimble of Ozark and Kathy Wimsatt of Oswego; three sons, Mike Markus of Rolla and Larry Markus and Mark Markus, both of Ozark.; two sisters, Marie Bolmer and Valeria Denton, both of Dodge City; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Al Markus and Sonny Markus; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas Markus.

The service was today at Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Wade Markham of the Cowboy Junction Ministries officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Selmore Cemetery.

Lawrence E. Martin

CHEROKEE - Lawrence E. Martin, 85, of Cherokee died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

He was born July 15, 1918, in rural Scammon to John and Lizzie (Spineto) Martin. He attended area schools and graduated from West Mineral High School.

He married Berniece Ryan on Nov. 23, 1940, in Lamar, Mo. She survives of the home.

He served in the U.S. military during World War II from January 1943 to December 1945.

He was employed by USD 247 as a custodian for 20 years, retiring in July of 1983.

He was a member of Beulah Community Church, where he was a past board member, and American Legion Post No. 35 of Cherokee for more than 50 years.

Other survivors include a son, Larry Martin of Joplin; a daughter, Janice Correll of Webb City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Martin; and a sister, Elizabeth Green.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir with the Rev. Murray Valk officiating. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery with graveside rites by Cherokee American Legion Post No. 35. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials to Beulah Community Church or Medicalodge North of Pittsburg may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 104 W. Main, Weir, 66781.

Linda L. Bringham-Martin

MURRAY, Ky. - Linda Lou Bringham-Martin, 49, formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray.

She was born July 9, 1954, in Independence to Charles and Margaret Delores (Heckman) Spradling. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1972, and Kansas State University at Manhattan in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in entomology.

She was entomologist and participated in crop protection program in Meade County.

She married Alan Bringham on June 7, 1975, in Cherryvale. In Meade, they were involved in the Bringham Flying Service. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1995.

After her husband's death she continued to operate the flying service in Meade.

She married Robert "Bob" Martin on Feb. 14, 1999, in Murray, Ky. He survives of the home.

She was a member of Happy Hustlers 4-H Club, United Methodist Church and Kiwanis Club, all of Meade.

She enjoyed reading.

Other survivors include two sons, Darin Bringham and Heath Bringham both of Meade; one daughter, Lisa Bringham of Meade; her mother, Delores Spradling of Cherryvale; and two sisters, Vickie Madl of Parsons and Mary Jo Wallis of Independence.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jared Alan Bringham.

A service will be Saturday in Murray, Ky. Another service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Meade High School auditorium with the Rev. Susan Greene presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Orme Mortuary in Meade. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Meade.

Memorials to Meade Public Library Foundation, American Cancer Society or to charity of donor's choice may be left at the funeral home in Meade.

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