Womack Obituaries Kansas

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*  ANNIE MAE WOMACK nee CALVIN,     Nov. 26, 1933 Jan. 16, 2005    

Annie Mae (Calvin) Womack, 71, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2005, at Indian Creek Nursing Center. Annie Mae was born on November 26, 1933, in Kansas City, KS. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 21, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS. Interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery, on Monday, January 24, at 11 a.m. (Arr: Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 7729 Quivira Rd., Lenexa, KS 66216, 913--631-9700)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 1/19/2005.


*  ARTIE LEE WOMACK,     Jan. 29, 1885 Jun. 23, 1969    

Obituary - Joplin Globe, June 26, 1969 - Rev. Artie Womack

WICHITA, KS -- Funeral services for a former McDonald County Missouri resident who died in Wichita Monday were held Wednesday afternoon in Wichita.  The Rev. Artie Womack, 84 years old, Wichita, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wichita, who died Monday, was buried Wednesday afternoon in Old Mission Cemetery, following services at the First Pentecostal Church of God.  Mr. Womack, who was born in McDonald County, moved to Wichita from Missouri in 1938. Survivors include two sons, Virgil Womack, Southwest City, MO, and Eugene F. Womack, Wichita; three daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Swift and Mrs. Viola Manuel, both of Wichita, and Mrs. Florence Hume, Phoenix, Arizona and a sister Mrs. Etta Alexander of Southwest City, Missouri.

Occupation: Farmer and Preacher

Residence: Southwest City, MO - Wichita, KS


*  BARBARA JEAN WOMACK nee ENSLEY,   Jul. 29, 1937 Oct. 1, 2004  

Womack, Barbara Jean, 67, instrument technician at Aircraft Instrument Development, died Friday, October 1, 2004. Service 10 am Tuesday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, Wichita. Survivors; husband, Loyd; sons & daughters-in-law, Rick & Karen of Palmdale, CA, Ed & Deborah of Augusta, Skip & Jana of Wichita; daughters & sons-in-law, Loy & Mike Jefferson of Wichita, Becky & John Black of Carthage, MO, Jodetta & Rusty Hoffer of Wichita, Rachel Womack & Elizabeth Hoffer, both of Burns; brothers, Donald Ensley of Norco, CA, William Ensley of Oceanside, CA, Robert Ensley of Irvine, CA; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Memorial to KSU Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 10/3/2004 - 10/4/2004.


* DORIS JEAN KING JACKMAN nee WOMACK,  Nov. 4, 1933 - Dec. 28, 1995

Source: The Kansas City Star, December 30, 1995, Page: C5
Region: Missouri
Doris Jean (Womack) Jackman, 62, Moran, KS, died Thursday, December 28, 1995, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 30, at St. John's Catholic Church, Iola, KS; burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Iola. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's Catholic Church, and may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, 16 N. Buckeye, Iola, KS, which is in charge of arrangements.


*  DOROTHY WOMACK nee SMITH,  Apr. 13, 1900 - Dec. 15, 1994   African/American 

Dorothy Womack, 94, central Kansas City, died Dec.15, 1994, in the South Park Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the Universal Spiritual Church of Christ; burial in the National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mrs. Womack was a lifelong area resident. She was a beautician before she retired. She was a member of the church. She was past president of the Wayne Miner post of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Jesse W. Womack, died in 1980. Survivors include nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones Linwood)

Publication Date
Source: The Kansas City Star, December 20, 1994, Page: B2; B3
Region: Missouri


*   DULCIE MAY BRADEN WOMACK nee LAUN,  Mar. 18, 1924 Dec. 31, 2010

Womack, Dulcie May, 86, secretary for the City of Wichita, Boeing and Beechcraft, passed away, Friday, December 31, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jack Laun, sister, Joan Graham, first husband, Paul Braden, son, Lauren Braden and second husband, William Womack. Survivors include; daughter, Pamela Trager, grandson, Jason (Heather) Curtsinger and great grand-daughter, Mia May Curtsinger all of Wichita. Services: 1:00 p.m, Wednesday January 5, 2011 at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway.

*  ELIZABETH ANN  'BETTY' WOMACK nee SANDEN,   Oct. 8, 1925 -  Dec. 1, 1995

Source: The Kansas City Star, December 02, 1995, Page: C5; C4
Region: Missouri
BETTY ANN (SANDEN) WOMACK
Betty Ann (Sanden) Womack, 70, Iola, KS, died Friday, December 1, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at St. John's Catholic Church, Iola; burial in Highland Cemetery, Iola. The Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Iola Public Library, Iola Music Club, University of Kansas Endowment or Hospice.
(Arrangements: Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels, 16 N. Buckeye, Iola, KS) GEORGE I. WOOD


*   ELMER GLEN WOMACK,   Feb. 5, 1919 - Jun. 3, 2008 

Womack, Elmer G., loving father, husband, grandpa and great grandpa passed away June 3, 2008. He married Doris Treadway on May 26, 1940. He served in WWII and Korean War in the Navy. He was retired self employed residential landlord. He was past resident of Sedgwick County Mobile Home Association, member of Bestor G. Brown Masonic Lodge, an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church. He wintered in Weslaco, TX where he was a member of Siesta Village Retirement Community. Visitation with family Thursday, 6:00  to 7:30 pm at Rest Haven Mortuary. Funeral service is at 1:00 pm, Friday, June 6 at Epworth United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by son Douglas and brother Ray. Survivors are wife Doris; son Larry and wife Kelly all of Wichita; brother Donnie and wife Rosetta; sisters Clarice and Louis Share and Rozella and Jim Hadwiger; grandchild Stephanie and husband Robert Whittelsey and great grandchildren Katie and Grant all of Greenwood Village, CO. In lieu of flowers a memorial with Epworth United Methodist Church, 856 S Green, Wichita, KS. 67211, Rest Haven Mortuary.

Published in the Wichita Eagle from 6/4/2008 6/6/2008.

*  EUGENE FRANKLIN WOMACK,   Apr. 27, 1923 - Nov. 30, 2002 

Womack, Eugene F., 79, Local IBEW #271 electrician, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002. Service 12 noon Wednesday, Bethel Life Center, 3777 S. Meridian.

Preceded in death by: wife, Emma Jean Womack; parents, Artie Lee and Minnie Jackson Womack; nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Dawn Womack, Galen and Kay Womack, daughters and sons- in-law, Tammy and Donald Loch, Sandy and Bill Cowsill, all of Wichita; sister, Viola Manuel of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial established with Royal Rangers, Bethel Life Center, 3777 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217. Cochran Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cochranmortuary.com.

 

Notes:  Military service: Army - POW, 5 1/2 mos in Germany, Div. 106

*  FRED WEBSTER WOMACK,  Feb. 18, 1909 - August 21, 2001

ALTAMONT, Kan. - Fred "Bus" Womack, 92, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2001. He was a maintenance foreman for Eagle-Picher Industries. 
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Miami. Burial will be in Glen-Abbey Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel, Miami. 

Source: JOPLIN GLOBE, August 2001. RGW


*  GENEVA LAURENE CARTER nee HENSLEY,   March 2, 1921 - Nov. 27, 2002

Geneva Laurene Carter, 81, died Nov. 27, 2002, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.
She was born on March 2, 1921, at Burrton, the daughter of Lawrence and Bell Womack Hensley. She was a resident of Hutchinson most of her life, growing up in Burrton. She was a graduate of Burrton High School. She was a homemaker most of her life, also managing Virginia's Clothing Store, Hutchinson, retiring in 1985.
On Dec. 31, 1939, she married Albert E. Carter at Hutchinson. He died on Dec. 24, 1995.
Survivors include: a son, Douglas Carter, Wichita, a daughter, Bonnie Rivello, Hutchinson; a sister, Rosa Lee Welles, Wichita; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Janice Elliott; two sisters, Virginia Boyce, and Violet Rhorer; and one granddaughter, Susan Elliott.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Burrton City Cemetery with Pastor Darryl Peterson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.funeralchoice.com.


*  GLORIA LUCILLE COLLIER nee WOMACK,    Feb. 26, 1926 Oct. 15, 2008

Gloria Lucille Collier, age 82 of Shawnee, KS passed away Oct. 15th, 2008. She was born February 6, 1926 in Chula, GA to Nicholas and Tommy Ruth Womack.

Gloria was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Overland Park where she served for many years on the hospitality committee. She was also a past president of the Shawnee Historical Society.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 63 years Clinton P. Collier Jr., her three children: Charlene Richardson, Kathy Wade, and Clinton P. "Chip" Collier III, by seven grandchildren: Denise, Kari, Steven, Erica, Ashley, Clint, & Alex and two great-grandchildren: Rebecca & Alicia. Gloria is also survived by her sisters, Catherine Livingston and Martha Partin. Gloria lived her life for her family. She loved to be surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Gloria will be remembered most for her loving, teaching ways & most of all for being a friend and caretaker to all.

A visitation will be held at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, Thursday from 6 to 8 PM with a funeral service Friday at 11 AM at the First Southern Baptist Church of Overland Park, followed by burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Stroke Club of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation, Attn: Foundation Office, 9100 W. 74th St., PO Box 2923, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-9751.


*  JOHN WALTER WOMACK, JR.  Apr. 21, 1952 - Feb. 10, 2011

John W. "Johnny" Womack, Jr., 58, of Iola, Kansas, died Thursday, February 10, 2011, in the emergency room at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.

Johnny was born April 21, 1952, in San Diego, California, the son of John Walter Womack, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann" (Sanden) Womack. He grew up in Iola where he graduated from Iola High School in 1970. One of the highlights of his high school years was winning a trip to Europe while in F.F.A. He graduated from Allen County Community College and has made his home in Iola all of his life.

Johnny started house moving when he was 15. He has owned and operated Womack Emergency Service and Thohoff Construction for many years.

He was a member of the Allen County Fair Board for many years and the House Moving Association.

Johnny enjoyed racing cars, flying small aircraft, his limo service and attending the Kansas State Fair. He also enjoyed demolition derbies where he was named the "Master of Disaster". He had the mechanical knowledge to build and create many projects. Johnny never met a stranger.

SURVIVORS:

His lifetime companion: Evelyn Ann Thohoff of the home. His father: John W. Womack, Sr. of Merriam, KS, 2 Brothers: Doug Womack & wife, Janette of Lawrence, KS, and Steve Womack & wife, Annette of Iola, KS, 2 Sisters: Nancy McGrew & husband, Bob of Centennial, CO and Anita Rowe & husband, John of Mound City, KS, 8 Nieces & Nephews: Dr. Megan McGrew, Heath Womack & wife, Samantha, Brandon Womack & wife, Bryn, Shane Womack, Allison Womack, Sara Rowe, Jake Rowe and Ben Rowe. 1 Great Nephew: Nathan Womack, Special Friend & Family: Mike & Jeanne Cooper and their children: Tasia & Tariq & son, Colt, Misty & Greg, Josh and Jesse. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ann Womack and sister, Mary Ann Womack.

VISITATION: 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.

ROSARY & MASS: The rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. followed by the mass at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, both at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola. The Rev. Robert B. Wachter will be celebrant.

BURIAL: Highland Cemetery, Iola, KS

* LAURA FRANCES BENNETT nee WOMACK,  Oct. 8, 1904 - February 18, 1999

Source: The Kansas City Star, February 20, 1999
Frances Womack Bennett, 94, Prairie Village, KS, died February 18, 1999. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Nashville, TN, with Rev. Andrew Bennett conducting the services; burial will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Family Services in Overland Park, KS. A native of Alexandria, TN, and long time resident of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of James Power and Callie White Womack, and the widow of Thomas B. Bennett. She was retired from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work in Nashville. Her last 28 years were spent in Kansas City, where she was a member of the Overland Park Church of Christ in Overland Park, KS. Survivors include a daughter, Lucy Ann Killen, Prairie Village, KS; and a son, Thomas B. Bennett Jr., Athens, GA; grandchildren, Susan McKeever, Stilwell, KS, Laura Brock, Olathe, KS, Beth Shipley, Lander, WY, T. Gregory Bennett, Columbus, GA, Rev. Andrew G. Bennett, Ft. Worth, TX, and Stephen B. Bennett, Athens, GA; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel)


* LINDA J. WOMACK nee Ryan,  Dec. 17, 1947 - July 1, 2001

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Womack, Linda J., 53, retired Bank IV loan officer, died Sunday, July 1, 2001. Service 11 a.m. Friday, RobinO~s Cemetery, south of Coffeyville.
Survivors: husband, Grant; son, Todd Harrington of Andover; daughter, Lana Harrington of Houston; mother and stepfather, Nevada and Gilbert Blue of Coffeyville; brothers, Roger Ryan of Okla., Floyd Ryan of Ark.; sister, Joy Broich of Pa.; grandchild, Shelby James. Broadway Mortuary, Wichita.
Tuesday, July 3, 2001
Wichita Eagle-Wichita, Kansas


*   LOYD BEARUL WOMACK,   Jan. 5, 1933 - Dec. 30, 2009

Womack, Loyd, 76, retired Rainbo Baker, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Viewing: 1-8 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2010. Service: 10 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2010, both at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca. Loyd is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean; sister, Jolene Guthrie; brother, Ray Womack; parents, Ora and Earl Womack. Survivors: sons, Rick (Karen) Womack of Palmdale, CA., Ed (Deborah) Womack of Sheridan, WY., Skip Womack of Wichita; daughters, Loy (Mike) Jefferson of Wichita; Becky (John III) Black of Joplin, MO, Jodetta (Ron) Downey, Rachel Womack, Elizabeth Hoffer, all of Wichita; brothers Glendell and Henry Womack both of Wichita; sister, Mary Ann Gust of Wichita; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Memorials to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 S. Topeka, Wichita, Ks. 67211. Arrangements with Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com.

Published in Wichita Eagle from January 2 to January 3, 2010

*  LURA ESTHER GRAVES nee WOMACK,     Apr. 26, 1914 - Oct. 5, 2010

LURA ESTHER GRAVES Lura Esther Graves, 96, passed away on October 5, 2010 at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard. Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Kipp and husband Bob; one son, Stan Graves and wife Kathy; one stepdaughter Amy Kelley and husband Tom; one brother Sam Wheeler; one sister Peg Friedlander and husband Roy; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Lura and Howard were a career military couple in the U.S.Air Force, with tours of duty in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Washington, California and many overseas assignments, including the Korean War. Following retirement from his military time, they resided in Seattle, Colorado Springs, Tucson, and finally in Kansas City. Lura was a lifelong lover of animals, primarily Pomeranians, of which they had five, one after another, all named Skoshi.

*  MARGARET  E. HILSABECK nee WOMACK,  Jul, 1939 Apr. 4, 1924  KS

Joplin News Herald, Joplin, Missouri
Friday, April 4, 1924

Mrs. M. E. Hilsabeck, Galena Pioneer, Dies

Galena, Kansas, April 4 Mrs. Margaret E. Hilsabeck, pioneer resident of Galena, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Lyons, 1102 Elm Street at 2:00 o'clock this morning, following an illness of two years. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Gertrude Forbis, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Leona Lyons, of this city, with whom she has been making her home for a number of years; and a son, W. M. Hilsabeck, Joplin.Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, following by burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, near Joplin.

Joplin News Herald, Joplin, Missouri
Saturday, April 5, 1924

Mrs. Hilsabeck Buried

Galena, Kansas, April 5 Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret E. Hilsabeck, who died yesterday morning, were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Lyons, 1102 Elm Street, by the Rev. Miles C. Cook, pastor of the Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery near Webb City.

MARY ANN WOMACK nee SANDERS,   1955 -  February 17, 1996

Source: The Kansas City Star, February 21, 1996, Page: C4; C5
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Mary Ann Womack Sanders, 41, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, February 17, 1996, at her residence. Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday, February 23, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 


*   ROBERT DEAN WOMACK,   Aug. 2, 1932 Dec. 5, 2007 

Womack, Dean, 75, retired Foreman and QA Manager for CECO Inc., loving Christian husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord, Dec. 5, 2007.

Visitation 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 1 to 4 p.m., Hillside Funeral Home West; service 10 a.m. Monday, Evangel Assembly of God Church, 11444 W. 21st St.; burial with military honors from Ft. Riley, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Richard, Shirley and Edward Womack and Ruth Shields. He is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Bob (Norma) Womack; daughter, Becky (Chuck) Cooper; brothers, Duwayne (Iva Lou) Womack, Ron (Dana) Womack; sisters, Connie (Jerrel) Roberts, Sharon (Joe) Howery; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Hospice Care of Kansas, 808 S. Hillside, Wichita 67211.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 12/8/2007 - 12/10/2007.


*  VERE OLIVER WOMACK,    Mar. 15, 1928 May 13, 2008  

Graveside services for Vere Oliver Womack, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Womack died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the Medicalodges of Eudora.
He was born March 15, 1928, in Garnett, the son of James O. and Lottie K. Madele Womack.
Mr. Womack worked at Cottonwood Inc. for more than 20 years and retired in 1992. He also worked at Paradise Caf? for many years.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Cottonwood Inc., sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Womack.
 


*   WILLIAM MATTHEW WOMACK,   Feb. 22, 1920 Apr. 1, 2007

William Matthew Womack, 87, died Saturday, April 1, 2007, in Wichita, Kansas.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dulcie; a son, Charles, Wichita, KS; daughters, Susan "Gale" Ockert, Colorado, and Linda Womack, Andover, KS, a brother, Don, Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Rose Carle, Bartlesville, OK; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.

His first wife, Ava, and a son, Robert, died earlier.

Graveside services will be Apr. 5, 2007 at Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kansas.

Partial Obituary ~ Iola Register ~ Iola, KS ~ April 3, 2007


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*  LERAH MAE LACEY nee  WOMMACK,   Dec. 11, 1911 - Jan. 31, 1999

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal, February 01, 1999.
Lerah Mae Wommack Lacey, Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1911, in Fair Grove, Mo., to Willard and Inace Miller Wommack. She was graduated from Fair Grove High School and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan. She worked at the Topeka Supply Depot during World War II. She was a medical assistant, optician and office manager for Drs. H.L. Powers, Ralph Preston and Rodger Kirkegaard more than 40 years.
She was a charter member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the choir at the church. She served on the board of deacons and was a Sunday school teacher. She had served as president of Kansas Medical Associates.
She was married to Delbert L. Lacey on July 14, 1930, in Springfield, Mo. They lived in several towns in Kansas and Missouri before they moved to Topeka in 1937. He survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Sue Root, Topeka; three grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Private burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
No visitation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1821 W. 37th, 66611. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


*  MABLE HELEN TOLLES nee WOMMACK,   Jul. 28, 1911 Oct. 13, 1998

ARKANSAS CITY - Mabel Helen Tolles, 87, of Arkansas City, died Oct. 13, 1998, at Presbyterian Manor Health Care Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawks Funeral Home. The Revs. Wade Graber and David Stanley will officiate, and burial will be in Parker Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church.

Tolles was born July 28, 1911, at Caney, to Joseph Gerome and Ida Josephine (Boyd) Wommack. The family moved to Arkansas City in 1922, and she graduated from Arkansas City High School and Arkansas City Junior College. She received a bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University.

On July 25, 1937, she married Samuel Austin Tolles in Anthony, and they farmed near Arkansas City for 55 years. After losing their home to the 1991 tornado, they moved into Arkansas City. Her husband died Jan. 29, 1994.

During World War II, Tolles worked as a chief procurement clerk at Strother Field. She taught in several country schools for many years and worked as a substitute teacher until retiring in 1968.

Tolles was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher and had also been a deaconess.

Survivors include a son, Keith Tolles, Arkansas City; a daughter, Judith Admire, Ithaca, Mich.; a sister, Mercedes Bair, Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Marilyn E. Tolles, preceded her in death.


*  MACK NEAL WOMMACK,  August 16, 1925 - July 7, 1997
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, July 09, 1997, Page: C4  
Region: Missouri
Mack Neal Wommack, 71, Prairie Village, KS, died July 7, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at George F. Porter & Sons Funeral Home; burial in Fairgrove, MO. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Neal was born August 16, 1925, in Fairgrove, MO. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a welder for Darby Corp. and a certified welder for the Board of Public Utilities, retiring from there after 24 years. Neal was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dora Lee Wommack, of the home; three daughters, Janice Wommack, Alvin, TX, and Jean Sheridan and Joan Cliff, both of Kansas City, KS; one brother; four sisters; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Neal was a devoted husband, father and grandpa, and a friend to all.


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CHARLIE'' F. ADAMS, SR

Source: The Kansas City Star, December 24, 1996, Page: B5; B4
Region: Missouri
Charles ``Charlie'' F. Adams, Sr., 67, passed away December 22, 1996. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 27, at Charter Funerals/Blue Ridge Chapel, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO; burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 26, at the chapel.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Alberta Adams; sons, James Fairall, William Fairall, Charles Adams, Jr., and Richard Adams; daughters, Mary Womack, Roberta McKinzie, Paula Doolin and Ethyl Adams; brothers, Paul Adams and Alva Adams; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


ELSIE ``JANE'' ANTHONY

Source: The Kansas City Star, March 15, 1996, Page: C4; C3
Region: Missouri
Elsie ``Jane'' Anthony, 74, Kansas City, MO, passed away March
13, 1996, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Truman Rd. Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m.
Monday, at the chapel, 4707 E. Truman Rd.
Mrs. Anthony was born July 22, 1921, in Plattsburg, and lived in Smithville before moving to Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard ``Dick'' Anthony, in January of 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Keefer, Kansas City, MO; stepdaughter, Judy Surls, Peculiar, MO; stepson, Jim Anthony, Yuma, AZ; sister, Wanda Rogers, North Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Womack and William Womack; nephew, Mike Rogers; niece, Cindy Rogers; six stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

RICHARD ``DICK'' ANTHONY

Source: The Kansas City Star,  January 22, 1996, Page: B3
Region: Missouri
Richard ``Dick'' Anthony, 77, northeast Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, January 19, 1996. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at the Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Truman Road Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 22, at the Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Truman Road Chapel.
Mr. Anthony retired from the Broadway Bridge in 1981. He was a Mason and a Past Commander of V.F.W. Post 302. Survivors include his wife, Jane Anthony, of the home; three children, Judy Surls, Jim Anthony and Janice Keefer; eight grandchildren, Jimmy Anthony, Rusty Anthony, Susie Albright, Debbie Allen, Sandy Downy, David Surls, Elizabeth Womack and William Womack; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene Anthony; two sisters, Lora Pearl Campbell and Dixie Griffen.


PAUL O. BROWN

Source: The Kansas City Star, March 10, 1993, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Paul O. Brown, 88, Independence, died March 6, 1993, at a hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple fund. Mr. Brown was a lifelong area resident. He worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for 51 years, retiring as assistant to the chief engineer in 1970. He also was a commercial pilot. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay. He was a member of the Pleasant Heights RLDS congregation. Survivors include his wife, Pauline "Polly" Brown of the home; two sons, Neil Brown, El Cajon, Calif., and Douglas Allen, Independence; five daughters, Pauline Eichholz, Kansas City, Barbara Riddle, Basin, Wyo., Shirley Vincent, Golden, Colo., Donna Levy, Green Bay, Wis., and Sherri Brown, Lake Oswego, Ore.; a sister, Alice Womack, Edwards, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

ROY  D. COATE

Source: The Kansas City Star, January 07, 1997, Page: B5; B4 
Region: Missouri
Roy D. Coate, 75, Belton, MO, passed away January 6, 1997, at Research Belton Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 9, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Raymore, MO; burial in Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, OK. Visita - tion will be 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Gardner American Legion.
Mr. Coate was born April 29, 1921, in Newkirk, OK. He was a steamfitter and welder. He was a member of Pipefitters Local 505, Winfield, KS, and Steamfitters Local 171, Wichita, KS. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a former member of the American Legion, Gardner, KS. His daughter, Delores Barbee, preceded him in death in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Velma Koenke Coate, of the home; daughters, Donnetta & her husband, Arlin Saville, Olathe, KS, Pamela & her husband, Thomas Ewan, Paola, KS, and Helen Wammack, Central Point, OR; son, Roy William Coate, Oregon; four brothers, Wayne Coate, Stockton, CA, Ed Coate, Myrtle Creek, OR, Loyed Coate, Bolivar, MO, and Lester Coate, Corona, CA; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: E.K. Geor - ge & Sons, Belton, MO)  


DONALD JAMES COOK

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal,  October 28, 1999,  page: B5
OTTAWA --- Donald James "Jim" Cook, 74, Ottawa, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Cook was the water distribution superintendent for the city of Ottawa from 1970 until he retired in 1989. He had worked for Seymour Packing Plant from 1936 to 1941, and he serviced and operated heavy equipment for KOSS Construction Co. during the construction of the Marais des Cygnes levee system from 1957 to 1962. He also had been a plumber for Underwood Plumbing from 1962 to 1970.
He farmed in Franklin County from 1960 until his death. Mr. Cook served in the Army infantry with the 1st Cavalry Division as a gunner during World War II. He was stationed in New Guinea and Admiralty Islands and the Philippines, and he was in Japan when the treaty of surrender was signed. He served with the group that freed the prisoners of war in Santa Thomas in Manila.
He was born March 9, 1925, at Britt, Iowa, the son of Fred Cook Jr. and Cora Wagner Cook. He moved to Ottawa in 1940, and he had lived in Franklin County since his youth.
Mr. Cook was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Night Crawler Camping Group of Ottawa and Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Club.
He married Mary Joan Womack on Jan. 19, 1960, in Lawrence. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Cathy Soendker, Topeka, and Mary Schaut, St. Joseph, Mo.; two sons, Sam Wright, Baldwin City, and Bill Wright, Ottawa; a brother, George Cook, Fall River, N.D.; two sisters, Violet Roberts, Ottawa, and Verna Kahn, Tonganoxie; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ottawa. Burial with military honors conducted by Post No.
5901 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Cook will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa, where a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday will be followed by visitation at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or to Midland Hospice and sent in care of the mortuary.


FRANCIS A. ``BOOTS'' CUMMINGS

Source: The Kansas City Star, June 14, 1996, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Francis A. ``Boots'' Cummings, 72, Merriam, KS, passed away Thursday, June 13, 1996, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Cummings was born March 9, 1924, in Kansas City, MO. He was a WWII Marine Corps veteran. he had been an engineer for the Frisco-Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years before retiring. He was a member of the Bristol Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna F. Cummings, of the home; son, Edward Thomas Cummings, of the home; daughter, Linda Kipper, Merriam, KS; sister, Anna Louise Womack, Independence, MO; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 


HERMAN H. CYPRET 

Source: The Kansas City Star, October 30, 1991, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Herman H. Cypret, 71, midtown Kansas City, died Oct. 28, 1991, at Truman Medical Center. He was born in Myrtle, Mo., and moved to Kansas City in 1941. Mr. Cypret was a retail salesman before he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Cypret, Kansas City, and David Cypret and Gary Cypret of Independence; four daughters, Ginny Fouts and Katheryn Kueker of Independence, Mary Muza, Kansas City, and Judy Womack, Parkville; a brother, Sherman Cypret, Kansas City; two sisters, Roxie Corbin, West Plains, Mo., and Jettie Combs, Thayer, Mo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Earp Truman Road Chapel.


LARRY J. DAY
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, October 05, 1993, Page: B3  
Region: Missouri
Larry James Day, 43, Kansas City, Kan., died Oct. 1, 1993, at Bethany Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mrs. J.W. Jones Chapel; burial in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Mr. Day was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and lived in this area most of his life. He was a construction laborer. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Day of the home; five sons, Larry J. Day II, Larry J. Day III, Leonard Day and Lamont Day of Detroit and Randall Day of the home; seven daughters, Patricia Ann Day, Lavon Day, Lolita Day, Lakisha Day, Lanita Day and Laronica Day of Kansas City, Kan., and Lashell Day of the home; three brothers, Junior Green, James Green and Ricky Green of Kansas City, Kan.; four sisters, Jenett Maddox, Esther Gardner and Edna Garrett of Kansas City, Kan., and Dorothy White, Seattle; a half sister, Debbie Womack, Pine Bluff; and five grandchildren.


LEONARDA DOLMAN 
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, April 19, 1991, Page: C6
Region: Missouri
Leonarda "Lila" Dolman, 61, Seminole, Texas, formerly of this area, died April 12, 1991, at the home. She was born in Kansas City and lived in this area until 1978. She moved to Seminole in September 1990. Mrs. Dolman was a park attendant for the Army Corps of Engineers at Dry Creek Park, San Angelo, Texas.
She was a past member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of the Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Club.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Wayne Dolman of the home; two sons, Joseph D. Ruiz Jr., Lenexa, and Vincent D. Ruiz, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Teresa Womack, Bonner Springs, and Diane Merchant, Olathe; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Pinela, Kansas City, Kan., and Renee O'Hara, Denver; two brothers, Pascual Herrera Jr., Fort Smith, Ark., and Carl Herrera, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Antonia Stimach, Kansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.


EDWARD C. EMERSON

Source: The Kansas City Star, January 20, 1992, Page: B5
Region: Missouri
Edward Charles Emerson, 84, northeast Kansas City, died Jan. 18, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Chicago, and lived in Texas before he moved to this area 47 years ago. Mr. Emerson was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service before he retired. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Marie Emerson of the home; three sons, Edward Charles Emerson Jr., Daly City, Calif., Andrew L. Emerson, Mogadore, Ohio, and Reed R. Emerson, Houston; a daughter, Donna Hart; two stepsons, Larry Womack, Casper, Wyo., and Dick Womack, Fayetteville, Ark.;; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Earp Truman Road Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.


HELEN LOUISE ERICKSON 

Source: The Kansas City Star,  January 19, 1993, Page: B2; B3
Region: Missouri
Helen Louise Erickson, 64, Shawnee, died Jan. 17, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice or the Sisters Servants of Mary. Mrs. Erickson was born in McLean, Ill., and moved to this area in 1957. She was a teacher's aide at Merriam Elementary School for 15 years. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and its Suzanna Guild.
Survivors include her husband, Dean W. Erickson of the home; two sons, Stephen D. Erickson and Michael D. Erickson of Olathe; two daughters, Susan L. Forseman, Bartlesville, Okla., and Sally A. Womack, Shawnee; her parents, Roy and Dova Foley of McLean; three brothers, Gerald W. Foley, McLean, Roy C. Foley Jr., Washington, Ill., and Richard A. Foley, Minier, Ill.; eight sisters, Lois D. Prochnow, Madison, Wis., Jean Heck, A. Mae Dickerson and Wanda A. Lasswell of McLean, Carolyn Y. Hardesty and Sue Miner of Washington, Ill., Elizabeth M. Crabtree, Bloomington, Ill., and Sherron L. Jones, Metamora, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren.


BEATRICE GERAGHTY

Source: The Kansas City Star, November 26, 1993, Page: C8

Region: Missouri
Beatrice "Dolly" Geraghty, 65, Overland Park, died Nov. 24, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Wea, Kan.; burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Olathe Hospice. Mrs. Geraghty was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the church. Survivors include her husband, Paul Geraghty of the home; four daughters, Deborah J. Geraghty, Lenexa, Colleen M. Drinkard and Susan E. Miller of Olathe and Paula P. Dujakovich, Raymore in Cass County; her father, Vincent Passantino, Kansas City; her mother, Mary Womack, and two brothers, Vincent Passantino and Ross Passantino, all of Independence; and 13 grandchildren.


VIRGIL C. GORDA

Source: The Kansas City Star, June 29, 1999
Mr. Virgil C. Gorda, 70, Overland Park, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Overland Towers, where he resided. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.
Virgil was a Christian and loved to sing hymns telling of our Lord's love for all of us. He sang professionally for a few years and was also in advertising. He was a very kind, gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sweetheart, Dora Lee Wommack, Prairie Village, KS; four brothers; and one sister,
(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel)


BETTY GRAVELINE

Source: The Kansas City Star, September 07, 1992, Page: B5
Region: Missouri
Betty Graveline, 65, Phoenix, formerly of Kansas City, died Sept. 4, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise Hills Christian Church, Phoenix; burial in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Menke Chapel, Sun City, Ariz. Mrs.
Graveline was born in Tulsa, Okla., and lived in this area for five years before she moved to Phoenix in the early 1980s. She was a member of Paradise Hills Christian Church and had attended the Calvary Temple, Kansas City. Her husband, Edgar Graveline, died in 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Lauren Womack, Pamela Brown and Betsy DeKnegt of Phoenix, and Sharron Beck, Shawnee; a brother, Raymond Jennings, Claremore, Okla.; four sisters, Lorraine Mayfield, Hilma Sadler and Ginger Anderson of Phoenix, and Ruth Youngblood, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


WANDA V. HENSLEY

Source: The Kansas City Star, July 27, 1993, Page: B2; B3
Region: Missouri
Wanda Vee Hensley, 60, Basehor in Leavenworth County, died July 25, 1993, at the home. Cremation. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice. Mrs. Hensley was born in Washita, Okla., and moved to this area 40 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Earl F. Hensley Sr. of the home; three sons, Earl F. Hensley Jr., Leavenworth, Stanley K. Hensley, Parker, Kan. and William K. Hensley, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Dixie L. Huffman, Basehor; her mother, Flora Wisenhunt, Edwardsville; three sisters, Betty June Womack, Kansas City, Mavis Crawford, Butler, Mo., and Connie Wisenhunt, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


SAMMY O. KENNEDY 

Source: The Kansas City Star,  July 05, 1992, Page: B6
Region: Missouri
Sammy O. Kennedy, 58, Macks Creek, Mo., formerly of this area, died July 2, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hedges Chapel, Macks Creek; burial in Kennedy Cemetery, near Macks Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Mr. Kennedy was born at Macks Creek and lived in Independence before returning to Macks Creek. He worked for the General Motors Corp. in Kansas City before he retired. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Independence. Survivors include his wife, Helen Kennedy of the home; two sons, Jimmy Kennedy, Kansas City, and John Kennedy, Raytown; four daughters, Karen Womack, Sharon Kennedy, Gina Weatherman and Angela Perry of Kansas City; a sister, Margaret Eldred, Camdenton, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.


DELBERT C. LACEY **

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal, November 15, 1999, Page: C3
Subjects: local obits
Region: North America; Midwest United States; Kansas
Delbert L. Lacey
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for Delbert Linelle Lacey, 93, Topeka, who died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born Aug. 26, 1906, in Moran in Allen County, to Quince and Daisy Elfin Lacey. He graduated from Moran High School in 1923. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University in Manhattan in 1928. He was a civil engineer for the Missouri Highway Department and Kansas Department of Transportation.
He moved to Topeka in 1937 and worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 37 years. He retired in 1971. He later was a consultant for Cook, Flatt and Stroble Engineers.
He was a charter member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, where he was a ruling elder and a member of the original choir. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Kansas Engineering Society.
He married Lerah Mae Wommack on July 14, 1930, in Springfield, Mo.
She died Jan. 31, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Sue Root, Topeka; a brother, Clair Lacey, Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Vesta Hite, Moran; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Private burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1821 W. 37th, 66611. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


DAVID M. LAUGHLIN, SR

Source: The Kansas City Star, April 20, 1995,  Page: C4; C5
Region: Missouri
David M. Laughlin, Sr., 85, South Kansas City, (beloved hus - band, father, grand - father, and uncle), died April 17, 1995, at Baptist Medical Center. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes. Cremation. Memorials are suggested to Rehabilitation Institution.
Mr. Laughlin was born in Pender, Neb. He retired in 1974 from Southwestern Bell Telephone as a Facilities Engineer after 47 years of service. He was a Presbyteri - an and sang in the choir at Roanoke and Linwood Presbyterian Churchs. He was a mason and a member of Lyra Harp Chapter of A.H.S. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Kansas City Musical Club. He was a patron of MU Phi Epsilon Musical Sorority and a volunteer at Rehabilitation Institution. He was a member of Kansas City Color Slide Club. Survivors include his wife, Esther B. Laughlin, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, David M. and Patti Laughlin, Jr., St. Louis; two daughters, Esther L. Steen, Mobile, Ala., and Ruth M. Laughlin, Raytown, Mo.; a niece, Jan MacArthur, Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Carolyn Wilke, Deborah Guenther, Wendy Wammack, David Steen, and Judith Wellington; and 11 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home).


VIRGIL L. LEE 

Source: The Kansas City Star, April 27, 1993, Page: B3  
Region: Missouri
Virgil L. "Virgie" Lee, 79, Kansas City in Clay County, died April 26, 1993, in the Liberty Terrace Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hinton Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Gashland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Lee was born in Amoret, Mo., and moved to this area 50 years ago. She was a switchboard supervisor for the Gas Service Co. before she retired. She was a member of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Womack, Liberty; a sister, Hilda Fleming, Amoret; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

BEULAH STOGSDILL LOBER

Source: The Kansas City Star, February 17, 1996, Page: C5
Region: Missouri
Beulah Stogsdill Lober, 78, northeast Kansas City, passed away February 16, 1996, at Research Medical Center Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, at Blackman Chapel; interment in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, at the chapel.
Mrs. Lober was born March 12, 1917, in St. Francis, KS. She was a member of the Ashland Chapter 309 Order of Eastern Star. She was a Methodist. Survivors include three sons, Richard Stogsdill, Belton, MO, William Stogsdill, Los Angeles, CA, and Daniel Stogsdill, Lompoc, CA; one daughter, Florence Warmack, Rockville, MD; one stepdaughter, Vona Ford, Kansas City; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: C.H. Blackman & Sons, Inc.) 


EMIL RAY LYNCH

Source: The Kansas City Star, March 01, 1999
Emil Ray Lynch, 51, Kansas City North, MO, passed away February
26, 1999. Services are pending.
He is survived by two sons, Emil Ray Lynch II, Kansas City North, MO, and Christopher John King, Kansas City, MO; his mother, Helen M. Connelly, Stockton, MO; his father, Truman E. Lynch, Kansas City, KS; four sisters, Judy M. Womack, Concordia, KS, Barbara L. St. John, Kansas City North, MO, Vickie R. Lewis, Independence, MO, and Kathy A. Kazee, Kansas City North, MO; and his grandparents, Orval and Edith Rash, Macks Creek, MO. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th, Kansas City, MO) 


EDNA J. (CARTER) McBRIDE
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, June 01, 1997, Page: B6  
Region: Missouri
Edna J. (Carter) McBride, 85, Clinton, MO, passed away May 29, 1997, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Sheil Independence Avenue Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ms. McBride was born March 2, 1912, in Japton, AR. She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Carter; brother, Leo Yelvington; and two grandchildren. Survivors include son, John Carter, Blue Springs, MO; three daughters, Alice Case, Clinton, MO, Betty Womack, Kansas City, MO, and Treva Powell, Buckner, MO; daughter-in-law, Virginia Carter, Clinton, MO; two sisters, Katherine Mitchell, Lavernia, TX, and Nina Ball, Granola, KS; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-granchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.


SAMPSON C. MCCURRY
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, December 19, 1991, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Sampson C. McCurry Sampson C. McCurry, 66, Kansas City, Kan., former owner of McCurry's Grocery Store, died Dec. 17, 1991, in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. McCurry owned the grocery store on North Third Street in Kansas City, Kan., from 1977 until July 1991. Earlier he was the head presser at the Rice-Mor Coat Factory from 1943 to 1965. He then was a carrrier for the Kansas City Star Co. from 1960 to 1977.
He was a member and former lay minister of the Walnut Boulevard Baptist Church. He was a lifelong Kansas City, Kan., resident. His wife, Jennie V. McCurry, died in 1979. Survivors include three stepsons, Thaddeus Taylor, Atlanta, Larry Taylor, Landover, Md., and Michael McCurry, Kansas City, Kan.; a foster daughter, Theresa Womack, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Thad McCurry, Kansas City, Kan.; five sisters, Jewell McLaurian and Bettie Lewallen of Wichita, and Derieth M. Rone, Emma Creal and Carol McAfee of Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence A. Jones Kansas City, Kan., Chapel; burial in Highland Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel.


DOROTHY MCRADY

Source: The Kansas City Star, May 24, 1999
Dorothy "Pauline" Bridger McRady, 67, Kansas City, MO, died May 22, 1999, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Western MO, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Mrs. McRady was born October 13, 1931, in Kansas City, MO. She is survived by her husband, Thomas G. McRady, of the home; three daughters, Candy Bowes, Raytown, MO, Debra DuVall, Atkins, AR, and Beverly Womack, Parkville, MO; a stepson, Scott McRady, Kansas City, MO; five sisters: two brothers; four grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel)

WILMA B. MILLER
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, July 18, 1995, Page: B4; B5  
Region: Missouri
Wilma B. Miller, 74, Liberty, MO, died July 16, 1995. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller was born September 28, 1920, in Nickerson, KS. She was a member of Kensington Avenue Baptist Church, Solan Rebekah Lodge 482, and was the Past Noble Grand of the Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Womack and her husband, Carl Miller, and a daughter, Wynona Cagley. Sur - vivors include a son, Jerry Womack, Liberty, MO; a daughter, Gwendolyn Coon, Niceville, FL; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (Ar - rangements: Hinton Funeral Home, Ray - town, MO)


KEMYA IMANI MITCHELL 

Source: The Kansas City Star, July 11, 1991, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Kemya Imani Mitchell, 2-month-old daughter of Ubizah-Neith Cooper of Kansas City, Kan., died July 8,
1991, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Kemya was born in Kansas City, Kan. Survivors also include her father, Reginald D.
Mitchell, and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Arlether Mitchell, all of Kansas City, Kan.; her maternal grandmother, FusKari Womack of the home; and a maternal great-grandmother, Josie B. Cooper, Detroit. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Mrs. J.W. Jones Chapel.


GONZELL C. MURPHY

Source: The Kansas City Star,  January 19, 1999
Gonzell C. Murphy, Kansas City, KS, died January 16, 1999, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be
6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.
Gonzell was born November 7, 1922, in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940. Gonzell was united in marriage to Percy L. Murphy for 55 years. She was a faithful member of Holy Name Catholic Church for 45 years and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary for 25 years. She retired from Hallmark Cards after 18 years. She also worked for the Multiple Sclerosis National Society for several months. She leaves seven sons, Dr. Robert K. Murphy, Dwight E. Murphy, and Kevin Murphy, all of Kansas City, KS, Mark Stanley Murphy, Kansas City, MO, Dr. Stephen Murphy and Paul Murphy, both of Chicago, IL, and Judge Michael Murphy, Dayton, OH; five daughters, Wanda L. Johnson and Judith Murphy, both of Kansas City, MO, Percilene Murphy, Grandview, MO, Patricia Murphy, Kansas City, KS, and Rita K. Womack, North Kansas City, MO; sister, Connie Douglas, Quincy, IL; brother, Burnett Gordon, Kansas City, MO;
18 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 


WAYNE O. NAPPS

Source: The Kansas City Star, April 21, 1994, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Wayne O. Napps, 58, Eureka Springs, Ark., formerly of Independence, died April 19, 1994, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Dove Circle Baptist Church, Holiday Island, Ark.; graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Uniontown (Kan.) Cemetery.
The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church. Mr. Napps was born in Oklahoma City and lived in New Mexico before he moved to this area in 1965; he moved to Eureka Springs in
1992. He worked for the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. for 36 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1989. He was a member of the church. Survivors include his wife, Irene Ramsey Napps of the home; a son, Russell O. Napps, Lee's Summit; his mother, Oleta Womack, Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.


GARTH PHILBROOK

Source: The Kansas City Star, February 06, 1999
Garth Philbrook, 73, Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, February 4, 1999, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Fairgrove, MO. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Antioch Church of the Nazarene, Infant and Toddler Nursery, in care of Marie Kinzler.
Mr. Philbrook was born in Kansas City, KS, and lived in this area most of his life. He graduated from Wyandotte High School. He was a WWII Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion, Overland Park, KS. He married Barbara Wommack on September 27, 1963, and she survives. He is also survived by son, Rex Philbrook and daughter-in-law, Gabby, and children, Brandan and Shelby, DeSoto, KS; son, Lance Philbrook, Overland Park, KS; daughter, Gail, and son-in-law, Andy Gensch, and children, Abby and Lauren, Overland Park, KS; and one sister, Jackie Thompson, Pensacola, FL.
(Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee)

ERNA M. POWERS

Source: The Kansas City Star, September 14, 1994, Page: C5
Region: Missouri
Erna M. Powers, 89, Overland Park, died Sept. 12, 1994, in a nursing home in Wellsville, Kan. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Olathe.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Frye Chapel, Olathe.
The family suggests contributions to the Olathe Medical Center Hospice. Mrs. Powers was born in Nocona, Texas, and moved to this area in 1924. She worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for
39 years, retiring as a chief operator. She was a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Association and the Earl Collier post of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Arthur Raymond Powers, died in 1981. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Perkins and Leslie Russell of Olathe; two sisters, Cornelia Odom, Gainesville, Texas, and Agnes Womack, Franklin, Ky.; a brother, Raymond Hightower, Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


ELSIE C. PRICE

Source: The Kansas City Star,  November 29, 1993, Page: B3  
Region: Missouri
Elsie Calvin Price, 61, Kansas City, Kan., died Nov. 25, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mason Temple Institutional Church of God & Christ; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Mrs. Price was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa A. Huskey, Kansas City; a son, Vincent J. Calvin, Kansas City, Kan.; five sisters, Pearly M. Calvin, Chicago, and Corrine Calvin, Annie Mae Womack, Joann Singleton and Brenda Payne, all of Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Oscar Calvin Sr., Kansas City, Kan.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


JAMES ALLEN RASH, JR.

Source: The Kansas City Star,  June 01, 1996, Page: C4; C5
Region: Missouri
James Allen Rash, age 56, Merriam, KS, passed away Thursday, May
30, 1996, at the home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee; with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice.
Mr. Rash was born in Richmond, MO, and lived in this area for 33 years. Mr. Rash was an Operating Engineer for Clarkson Construction.
He was a member of Quivira Road Baptist Church; Local 101; and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Latrell Rash, of the home; sons Kevin Rash, and daughter-in-law, Dana, of Rayville, MO, Randy Rash, and daughter-in-law, Barbara, of Overland Park, KS, Jeff Rash and daughter-in-law, Tina, of Polo, MO; a daughter, Kim Owens, and son-in-law, Jim, of Merriam, KS; his mother, Helen Rash, of Richmond, MO; brothers, Donald Rash, of Osage City, MO, and Robert Rash, of Louisiana; sisters, Agnes Deam, of Richmond, MO, Viola Womack, of Grain Valley, MO, and Donna Lautenschlager, Carrollton, MO; and grandchildren, Amber, Jeff, Aaron, Jacob, Travis and Tiffany.


LaQUINDA RICHARDSON

Source: The Kansas City Star, January 18, 1992, Page: C5
Region: Missouri
LaQuinda Richardson, 6-month-old daughter of Lloyd R. Richardson and Loretta Todd of central Kansas City, died Jan. 15, 1992, at Children's Mercy Hospital. She was born in Kansas City. Survivors also include two brothers, Dominique Todd and Lu'kee Todd, and two sisters, Jasmine Richardson and LaToya Richardson, all of the home; and her maternal grandmother, Frankie Womack, a paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Dupree, and a maternal great-grandmother, Ruth White, all of Kansas City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel.


BRADLEY D. SHOUGH 
 
Source: The Kansas City Star, August 12, 1992, Page: C3; C4
Region: Missouri
Bradley Davis Shough, 26, south Kansas City, died Aug. 11, 1992, at the home. Cremation. Mr. Shough was born in Eden, N.C., and moved to Kansas City in 1985. He co-owned At Your Service, a housecleaning company, for three years.
Survivors include his father, Jan Atkins, his mother, Sybil Shough, and two brothers, Chris Atkins and Kenny Atkins, all of Eden.
Survivors also include his companion, David F. Womack of the home.


THOMAS R. SIMMS JR. 

Source: The Kansas City Star, June 09, 1992, Page: B3  
Region: Missouri
Thomas Richard Simms Jr., 36, northeast Kansas City, died June 7, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Earp Truman Road Chapel; burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurse Association. Mr. Simms was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and lived in this area most of his life. He operated Northeast Antiques and Collectables for five years. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Simms, and two stepsons, Adam Carter and Brett Carter, all of the home; his father, Richard Simms, Kansas City; a brother, Donald Simms, Frankston, Texas; seven sisters, Roxie Womack, Carrollton, Mo., Lynn Taggart and Brenda Williams of Lexington, Mo., Linda Storey, Waverly, Mo., Teresa Lamley, Independence, Wanda Denney, Knoxville, Tenn., and Martha Kelly, Kansas City; his paternal grandfather, Thomas J. Simms, Carrollton; a maternal grandmother, Wanella Endicott, Wakenda, Mo.; and a paternal great-grandmother, Martha Mills, Kansas City.

WILLIAM WYLIE STEEN

Source: The Kansas City Star, October 18, 1991, Page: C4
Region: Missouri
DAPHNE, Ala. - William Wylie Steen, 60, Mobile, Ala., formerly of Missouri, died Oct. 16, 1991, at a hospital in Daphne.
He was born in Boonville, Mo., and lived in Marshall, Mo., before he moved to Mobile in 1959. Mr. Steen worked for the Stauffer Chemical Co. for 10 years. Later he worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 22 years, retiring as a senior buyer last month.
He graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall in 1959 and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member, deacon and elder of the Central Presbyterian Church, Mobile. He was a Boy Scout leader. Survivors include his wife, Esther Laughlin Steen of the home; a son, David W. Steen, Mobile; two daughters, Carolyn Wikle, Semmes, Ala., and Wendy Wammack, Birmingham, Ala.; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mobile. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church parlor. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church's organ or library funds or to the American Cancer Society.


RAYMOND V. STEVENS

GARNETT Raymond V. Stevens, 82, Garnett, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at a Garnett hospital.
He was born Feb.10, 1919, in Garnett, to William R. and Lucinda Hoops Stevens, and spent most of his life in the Garnett community. He was an equipment operator for Cities Service Oil Co. for 25 years before he retired.
He was a member of a Methodist Church.
He married Myrtle Mae Womack on July 17, 1937, in Garnett. She died Aug. 16, 1979. A daughter, Sandra Olivier, died in January 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Stevens, Erie, and Bryan Stevens, Garnett; two daughters, Cinda Wittman, Ottawa, and Rhonda Brummel, Aiken, S.C.; a sister, Hazel Crouch, Garnett; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will beat 10 a.m. Wednesday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel funeral home in Garnett. Burial will be in Garnett Cemetery. Mr. Stevens will lie in state after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home where visitation will be from 7 to 8p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sunday, February 25, 2001

Topeka Capitol Journal

Topeka, Kansas


WANDA E. UPTON

Source: The Kansas City Star, July 26, 1994, Page: B3
Region: Missouri
Wanda E. Upton, 63, Olathe died July 24, 1994, at the home of her daughter in Kansas City, Kan. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church of Olathe; cremation. Mrs. Upton was born in Cache, Ill., and lived in this area most of her life. She worked for the AlliedSignal Aerospace Co.
She was a member of Local 6333 of the Communication Workers Union.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce Upton, Olathe, and Brian Upton, Kansas City; two daughters, Cindy Womack, Kansas City, Kan., and Karen Upton, Olathe; her mother, Eva Thompson, Kansas City, Kan.; three brothers, Harold Thompson, Kansas City, Kan., Donald Thompson, Del Rio, Texas, and James Thompson, Marshalltown, Iowa; two sisters, Loudenna White, Highland, Ind., and Margie Smally, Belton; and six grandchildren.


JOSEPH L. WALZ

Source: The Kansas City Star, March 14, 1997, Page: C5; C6
Region: Missouri
Joseph L. Walz, 78, Waverly, MO, passed away March 12, 1997, at the home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Friends may call 12-1 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel.
Mr. Walz was born March 28, 1918, in Oklahoma City, OK. He was an avid trap shooter, hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Walz. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise Walz, of the home; children, Margaret Womack, of Kansas City, MO, Michael Walz, of Ft. Worth, TX, and Penny Barnes, of Mission, KS; and a granddaughter, Kellie Battaglia, of Denver, CO.

ALYCE E. WATERS

Source: The Kansas City Star, November 24, 1991, Page: B6
Region: Missouri
Alyce Earlene Waters, 58, Carrollton, Mo., died Nov. 22, 1991, at the Liberty Hospital. She was born in Oilton, Okla., and lived in Carrollton most of her life. Mrs. Waters cared for elderly persons in their homes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wakenda, Mo. Survivors include a son, Rick Simms, Kansas City; four daughters, Roxie Womack, Carrollton, Lynn Taggart, Kansas City, and Brenda Williams and Linda Storey of Lexington, Mo.; her stepmother, Wanella Endicott, Wakenda; seven brothers, Virgil Endicott and Melvin Endicott of Independence, Ed Endicott and Terry Endicott of Carrollton, Lonny Endicott and Tim Endicott of Wakenda, and Brian Endicott, Rolla, Mo.; two sisters, Carolyn Grimes, Carrollton, and Gayle Hockridge, Carrollton, Texas; a grandson; and five stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Gibson-Rice Chapel, Carrollton, Mo.; burial in the Carroll Memory Gardens Cemetery, Carrollton.
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.

BETTY LOU WILLIAMS

Source: The Kansas City Star, July 31, 1997, Page: C4
Region: Missouri
Betty Lou Williams, 65, Riverside, MO, passed away July 29, 1997, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 2, at Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO; interment will be in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the Heritage Chapel.
Mrs. Williams was a Kansas City area resident for 30 years, and was a member of the Eastern Star in Kansas City, KS. She began her career with the Govern - ment in 1961, as switchboard operator, and retired in 1989. She was preceded in death by her father, Glen C. Roberts, in 1968. Betty Lou is survived by her mother, Lola Roberts, Riverside, MO; three daughters, Jacklen LaRaine Mattivi, Kansas City, MO, Sherree Gae Womack, Riverside, MO, and Michelle Renee Pope, Kearney, MO; two sisters, Maxine McKeon, Riverside, MO, and Arlene Bandy, Oxnard, CA; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. (Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO) 


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