Ella Maxine Williams, 74, Nevada, passed away July 4, 2001, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 1, 1926 in Cedar County to Sheldon Monah Hubbard and Velma Lois Currnett Hubbard. She married Hazen Williams on June 12, 1946, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1997.
Mrs. Williams was born and raised in Cedar County. She came to Nevada at age 16 and spent the remainder of her life here. She was a member of of the Church of God Holiness,
Deerfield. She worked several years as a desk clerk at the Rambler Motel retiring in 1991.
Survivors include: one daughter, Velma Williams-Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers-Billy and Ivan Hubbard and one sister, Virgie Garrigus.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
JANICE F. THOMPSON
Janice F. Thompson, 69, Nevada, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2001, at her residence.
She was born June 26, 1932, near Walker to Raymond D. and Opal M. Anderson Conway. She was married to Nathan L. Thompson on Jan. 19, 1951, in Walker.
Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Walker High School in 1950. She was a homemaker. She had moved to Nevada in 1996 from El Dorado Springs.
She was a member of the Union Hall Baptist Church south of El Dorado Springs.
She is survived by a son, Larry Thompson, Lakewood, CO; a daughter, Priscilla Wait, and her husband, Jerry, Nevada; a brother, Gene Conway, Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren - Leslie Maher, Gabe Wait, Krystal Thompson and Audra Dill; four great-grandchildren - Dalton Maher, Cale Maher, Madison Dill and Mason Dill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan, on Sept. 22, 1998; her parents and one sister.
The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tim Scott officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.
The family suggests memorials to Rinehart Christian Church in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P. O. Box 894, Nevada, MO, 64772.
GENEVIEVE E. KEITH
Genevieve E. Keith, 77, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sunday evening at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cedar County, on Nov. 5, 1923, the daughter of John W. and Charlotte Gilbert Chambers.
Genevieve was united in marriage to Raymond L. Keith on Feb. 9, 1946. To this union, four sons were born.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond, on July 28, 1989; one son, Frankie; and seven brothers and sisters-Jewell Collins, Vedi Woods, Ava Collins, Johnny Chambers, Frank Chambers, Orval Chambers and Jess Chambers. She is survived by her three sons and their wives-Dennis and Carolyn Keith-El Dorado Springs, Kenneth and Linda Keith-Prairie Home, and Fred and Joyce Keith-Otterville; one sister and her husband, Freda and Sherman Floyd-Stockton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, July 18, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Musical selections were provided by Faith Trussell. Interment was in the Love Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Justin Johnson, Scott P. Keith, Kirk Keith, Benjamin Keith, Brian Keith, Scott A. Keith, Nathan Keith and Bob Smith.
JOHN S. CARTER
John S. Carter, 96, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2001, in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on Aug. 10, 1904, in Delta, AL.
On Jan. 14, 1931, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mitchell Carter in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1991.
Since 1963, the Carter's had made their home in Sugarland, TX.
Mr. Carter was a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Marines. He was one of the first pilots to fly out of Pensicola, FL. Mr. Carter retired from the military after 20 years of service.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, July 17, at the El Dorado Springs Cemetery with Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
LEMAN WOODROW “DUTCH” GOVER
Leman Woodrow “Dutch” Gover, was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Osceola to Leman and Lou Ella (Mumma) Gover. He passed away July 13, 2001, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City.
Dutch grew up in the Bear Creek Area. At a young age he joined the Bear Creek Methodist Church.
He lived and worked in California and Kansas City before joining the Navy Reserve in 1942, where he worked as an aviation machinist second class.
Dutch was united in marriage in 1942 to Willa Fay Buchanan. They moved in 1946 to Taberville where he farmed and worked at the El Dorado Shoe Factory for 12 years.
In 1965 he joined the United Methodist Church in Rockville. Then later transferred their membership to the El Dorado Springs United Methodist Church.
During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, fishing with his good friend, Rev. Doaks, and most of all his woodworking.
Dutch was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one in infancy and Edwin and Frank Gover. He is survived by his wife, Willa; three daughters-Judy Cargill-El Dorado Springs, Susan Rains-Nevada and Debbie Cross-Appleton City; one brother; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
NAOMI SUE LYON DUBOIS
Naomi Sue Lyon Dubois, 90, Burlingame, KS, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at her home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, at El Dorado Springs the oldest child of George and Lola Kemp Lyon. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1929 and Cottey College at Nevada in 1931. She graduated from Kansas State College at Manhattan, KS.
She taught piano and organ from 1951 to 1993 at Burlingame. Mrs. Dubrois was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Osage City, KS and served as the church organist since 1983. She was active in civic affairs including the Topeka Music Teachers' Association. She served on the Burlingame Cemetery Board and was a member of the Burlingame Women's Club, P.E.O. Chapter IQ, Saturday Afternoon Club and the Tuesday Bridge Club, all at Burlingame. She was a member of the Osage City Country Club and the Ladies Golf Club.
She received the Girl Scout Thanks Badge for Community Service and the Flint Hills Girl Scout Council Fanestil Award. She was named Burlingame Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year and received recognition for Meritorious Service to 4-H.
She was united in marriage to Robert H. Dubois, Nov. 4, 1939, at Coffeyville, KS. She and her husband moved to Burlingame in 1948, where they owned and operated Dubois Farms for many years.
She moved with her husband to Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India, where her husband served as Water Uses Engineer with the AID program through Kansas State University from 1967 to 1969. Mrs. Dubois did volunteer work with the Girl Guides, the YMCA, the Church of India and learned to play golf, while in India. He died May 9, 1993. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Maurine Lyon Kempfer.
Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne McFarlane, Ada, OK, and Jeanette Swarts, Osage City, KS; a son, Kenneth Dubois, Burlingame, KS; two sisters, Marjorie Lyon, Redlands, CA and Jean Powell, Las Vegas, NV; a brother, David N. Lyon, Moraga, CA; 10 grandchildren-Craig, Christopher, Brent and Kyle Dubois, Sue Allen Frerichs, Gregory, Joseph and Benjamin McFarlane and Shawn and Ty Swarts; and 10 great-grandchildren-Skyler, Tori, Courtney, Kara Zachary Dubois; Aaron and Wyatt Frerichs; Jackson McFarlane; and Ryan and Trey Patrick.
EDNA MAY DAVIS
Edna May Davis, 94, was born on Nov. 28, 1906, in St. Clair County to John Franklin Allen and Sarah Louisa Bland Allen. She passed away on July 23, 2001, at the Community Springs Nursing Home after a long illness.
On Dec. 27, 1923, Edna was united in marriage to Virgil Davis. To this union were born three children-Leola Fern, Virgil Arthur and Katherine Marie.
For several years, Edna worked beside her husband at the Cedar Springs general store, gas station and garage that they owned and operated. This was when times were simpler and family ties were strong. Edna enjoyed her family and the times they spent together. Her hobbies included quilting and crocheting. Her children and grandchildren have quilts that she made for each of them.
Edna was a member of the Church of God (Holiness) at Herriman Chapel. Her faith was strong and helped her through the toughest of times.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil on Nov. 5, 1968; a sister, Stella Ellerman; two brothers, Cecil Hoard and Edward Franklin; a daughter, Katherine Marie; and two grandsons, Steven Art Barclay and Artie Dean Davis.
Survivors include her daughter, Leola Fern Barclay and her husband, John of El Dorado Springs; her son, Virgil Arthur and his wife, Bettie of El Dorado Springs; three granddaughters, Deanna Shouse and her husband, Guy, Shiela Benham and her husband, Gary, all of El Dorado Springs and Peggy Wheaton and her husband, Bob of California; seven great-grandchildren-Kent and Lee Shouse, Whitney, Margaret and Joshua Benham, all of El Dorado Springs, Christopher and Shaun Morris, both of California; and one great-grandson, Gage. Also surviving are one brother, George Allen of California; one sister, Mildred Witt of Blackjack; four step grandsons-John, Willard, Joseph and Steven Solomon; 14 step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, at 1 p.m. at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman and Rev. Milan Bourland officiating. Musical selections were provided by Vera Bourland. Interment was in the Hackleman Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Kent Shouse, Terry Allen, Larry Allen, Brent Bland, Allen Siders and Ronnie Bland. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Shouse, Whitney Benham, Margaret Benham, Joshua Benham, Christopher Morris and Shaun Morris.