Lyle Miller Jr.
Friday, Sep 05, 2008
1SG (Ret.) Lyle E. Miller Jr., 68, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at his home in Abilene.
He was born November 17, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Lyle Edward Sr. and Lila (Craft) Miller. He came to Abilene after retirement from the U.S. Army Military Police Corps.
He was a police officer for the city of Abilene from 1983 to 1987, was Undersheriff for Dickinson County from 1987 to 1989 and managed the Super 8 Motel from 1989 until retiring in 2001.
On June 14, 1990, he married Janet Sue Atkinson. She survives.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a pastor mastor of Masonic Lodge #98, AF & AM, a lifetime member of the VFW and a Hospice volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister and a grandchild.
He also is survived by six children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2008, from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Edwards and Rev. Dwight Craig Atkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye.
The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be given to the Elsie Brooks Memorial Fund or the Hospice of Dickinson County. They may be left at the church the day of the service or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
Friday, Jul 18, 2008
Jack R. Wood, 53, of Abilene, passed away July 16, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 14, 1955, in Placerville, Calif., the son of Jack and Viola (Pace) Wood. He grew to manhood in various states and attended the local schools.
On May 29, 1993, he was united in marriage with Melody Wondercheck in Colorado Springs, Colo. They have made their home in Abilene since 2000.
Jack was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abilene, the Smokey Valley Radio Club, American Legion Post #39, and Benevolent Lodge No. 98 A.F. & A.M.
He was a self-employed contractor and also a Security Enforcement Officer. Jack was an avid photographer and enjoyed woodworking. He made tables, benches, cupboards, picture frames and other items for Cedar Street Antiques and Countrypolitan. He would help anyone who needed anything built or repaired.
Surviving are his wife, Melody, of the home; two sons, Jack Richard “Ricky” Wood II, Fife, Washington, and Matthew Robert Wood, of the home; one granddaughter, Hayley Louise Wood, Fife, Washington; four brothers, Jim Burdick and wife Barbra, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Melvin Wood, Corcoran, California, Randy Wood, Eloy, Arizona, and Ronnie Wood and wife Shelly, Colorado Springs, Colo; one siser, Lisa Hartman and husband Cory, Pueblo, Colorado; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Haverlah officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery with military and masonic honors.
The family will receive friends at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene, Kansas, Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. where friends may call until time of service.
The family of Jack R. Wood suggests that friends may contribute to the Hospice of Dickinson County or the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in his memory. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Marvin Brown Sr.
Friday, Jul 18, 2008
SOLOMON — Marvin Brown, Sr., 87, of Solomon, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at his home.
He was born March 21, 1921, in Solomon, the son of Roy and Ozetta (Fugatt) Brown. He grew to manhood in the community of his birth and attended local schools, graduating in 1938 from Solomon High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran from World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge.
He married Arbutus Dunham on June 5, 1946, in Abilene.
Mr. Brown was a lifetime Solomon area resident, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Solomon, a past member of the Solomon Lions Club, the Bugbeaters and Holiday Ramblers Camping Association.
Survivors include his wife, Arbutus, of the home; one daughter, Connie Avery of Solomon; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Marvin Jr., in 1970; and two sisters, Dorothy Heitsman and Helen Homman.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Solomon First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jack Craig officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Solomon Public Library and left at the funeral home.
Friday, Jul 18, 2008
HADDAM — Dean P. Nutsch, 48, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
He was born June 21, 1960, in Belleville to Alfred and O’Leta (Kirkpatrick)?Nutsch.
He was a heavy equipment operator, an over-the-road truck driver and farmed with his dad and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Karen, of the home; his mother, O’Leta, of Haddam; a brother, Perry of Washington; a sister, Sharon Rogge of Solomon; nieces, nephews and a great-nephew.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ward Funeral Home and one hour before service time Saturday. Burial will be in the Haddam City Cemetery.
Sunday, Sep 07, 2008
Beverly (McNulty) Dudley, 76, former Abilene resident, died Sept. 4, 2008, in Tabb, Va.
She graduated from Abilene High School in 1950.
Sunday, Sep 07, 2008
WICHITA — Samuel K. Parsons, 90, died Sept. 1, 2008.
He was born March 15, 1918, in Solon, Iowa, the son of Albert and Jennie Parsons. The family moved to Talmage when he was a child and he graduated from Abilene High School.
He and his wife, Monna, were married Sept. 21, 1944, in Wichita. They lived there for more than 60 years. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Korczyk of Washing-ton, Pa., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Monna, on Feb. 16, 2008.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Hwy. 54, Wichita.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West Side Christian Church.
Sunday, Sep 07, 2008
Joan Burge (nee Josephine Anne Hogan), age 90, of Willis, Texas, went to her final rest on August 29, 2008.
She was born in Abilene, Kansas, on May 25, 1918, to Gladys Lorena Shadinger and John Leo Hogan. After a year at Kansas State University, Joan moved to the East Coast where she worked in New York City.
She married Robert Burge, son of Rebecca Caroline Mitthauer and Robert Gotlieb Burge, on May 10, 1941, in Westfield, New Jersey. Joan was related to many early Abilene families including the Jeffcoat, Harrington and Wilson lineages.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Bar-bara Ellen and Peter Christian Lyndrup of Cypress, Texas; her sons and daughters-in-law Robert John and Janice Burge of Willis, Texas; Peter Michael and Joan Burge of Millersport, Ohio; David Alan and Joan Burge of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Charles Conwell of Kansas City, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her request, there will be no formal services, but the family asks her friends to remember her in their prayers and with fond remembrances. Joan will be buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Abilene, Kansas, next to her husband and surrounded by generations of family.
Saturday, Jul 19, 2008
Norman E. Ulery, 69, died Friday, July 18, 2008, at his home.
He was born July 23, 1938, at Rocky Ford, Colo., the son of Laurence and Fannie (Patton) Ulery. He grew to manhood in the community of his birth, attended local schools, graduated from Rocky Ford High School and from Colorado State University with a degree in Vocational Agriculture.
He enlisted in the United States Army and served three years in Germany.
On June 19, 1965, he was united in marriage with Myrna Boerner in Colorado Springs, Colo. They made their home in Nebraska, Texas and Kansas prior to moving to Abilene in 1991.
He taught Vocational Agriculture, worked as a feed specialist for Farmland Industries and also as a Co-op feed manager prior to retiring in 1999. He attended the Community Bible Church and was active in the Gideon’s.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna, of the home; two children, Karen Ulery and Brad Ulery, both of Alexandria, Virginia; and a granddaughter, Demi Williams, Alexandria, Virginia; four brothers, Ernest Ulery, Pueblo West, Colorado, Fred Ulery, Camarillo, Calif., Byron Ulery, Beloit, Kansas, and Dale Ulery, Odessa, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Ulery.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Community Bible Church, Abilene. Pastor Jonathan Wenger will officiate. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is in charge of arrangements.
The family of Norman E. Ulery suggests that friends contribute to the Hospice of Dickinson County or the Gideon’s in his memory. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Saturday, Jul 19, 2008
Viola Jean Ware, 79, of Abilene, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina.
She was born March 18, 1929, at White City, the daughter of Rudy and Bertha I. (Millison) Carlson. She moved to Elmo with her parents at the age of three and attended local schools. She moved to Abilene in 1940 and graduated from Abilene High School.
She married Raymond E. Noel on May 27, 1948, in Abilene, and they made their home in Abilene. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1993.
She married Tom Ware in 1995 in Abilene. They also made their home in Abilene.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Abilene Eagles Club, Red Hat ladies, American Quarter Horse Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Tom, of the home; two sons, Raymond Noel, Jr., of Mt. Vernon, Ark. and David Noel of Abilene; one daughter, Nancy Boyd of Enterprise; one sister, Patricia Clay Meierhenry of Cheyenne, Wyo., five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Rudy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene. The Rev. Jim Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call until time of service.
Contributions may be made to a memorial to be decided at a later time and left at the funeral home.