MRS. ELIZABETH DRAKE - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
After seven weeks sickness Mrs. Elizabeth Drake died at the home of her son, Mr. John H. Drake, March 1897.
Mrs. Drake was born in New Jersey November 10, 1820 but lived most of her life in Indiana.
Her husband, Mr. Imly Drake, died here and was buried in West cemetery 20 years ago. Mrs. Drake was the mother of eleven children, six of whom survive her. Mr. John H. Drake, of this place, and Mrs. W. S. McKee, of Cedar Vale, and three others are in Kansas, and one is the wife of a Methodist minister in Arkansas.
The funeral service took place at the home of her son where she has lived since last October, and was conducted by Rev. R. U. Wimmell.
MRS. NAOMI DRAKE
Mrs. Naomi M. Drake, 71, died shortly before noon today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Shreve, in Sedan following several month's illness, She also had been blind for several years. Besides the daughter, she is survived by a son, Monroe C. Drake, of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Emma Soule, also of Kansas City, Kansas and a brother, Frank Jones, of Arcadia, Kansas, Mr. Drake died last summer. The son and his wife are here, having been called here a few days ago.
Services will be held Thursday afternoon at an hour yet to be determined, and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery here. Baird-Westlake funeral home is in charge.
He was born April 6, 1965 in Caney, Kan. to Richard Duane and Mary L. (Moser) Driskel. He attended Sedan schools, graduating from Sedan High School in 1984. Following high school, he joined the U. S. Army, serving until he was injured in an accident.
He attended the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Mary Driskel, Elgin, one sister, Loretta Driskel, Elgin and his grandmother, Eva Moser, Sedan.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in the Peru Cemetery at Peru, Kan., with Rev. Vernon Horton of Atchison, Kan. officiating. David W. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
MASTER SAMUEL DRUM
Died-In Harrison township, Aug. 19, 1893, Samuel, son of M. Drum, of Thyphoid fever. He was a youug man highly respected. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.
She is survived by her husband of 13 years, mother, Henrietta Kelderhouse, Superior, Neb., a brother, Dr. Daniel Kelderhouse, Sandusky, Ohio, a sister, Dona Kotinek, Bellevue, Neb., three daughters, Lanette and Linda Sanborn, Dallas, Texas and Lynn Sporleder, Haysville, and a granddaughter, Samantha Sporleder, Haysville. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Gerald Kelderhouse, Goddard, Kan.
Sandy attended schools in Leota and Garnett, Kan. and Flagler, Colo. After graduating from high in 1967 from Sedan, she married John Sanborn. They had three daughters, Lanette, Linda and Lynn. John and Sandy divorced in 1984. She graduated from Wichita State University with her nursing degree in 1980 and was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. While working full time as a nurse at Wesley, she raised her three daughters and pursued her Master’s Degree in Nursing. She completed her Master’s Degree in 1987.
Her training for Neo-natal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) was completed in 1988. In July, she met Gene at a Wichita First United Methodist Church social for singles. They were married May of 1989 in Hawaii and moved to Haysville. Sandy continued her work at Wesley in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) until March of 1997. She then accepted the challenge to help start a new NICU in Corpus Christi, Texas. After the NICU was successfully started, she then accepted a, job working in the NICU at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2001, she moved back to Haysville to manage their real estate.
A highlight of her career was to assist in the premature birth of her only granddaughter, Sammantha in 1994.
A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University, 1500 Hayes Drive, Suite B, Manhattan, KS 66502-9909.
MR. RHETT DUCOTE
SEDAN - Rhett E. Ducote of Sedan, Kan. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Tulsa, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1962 in Zachary, La.
A memorial service will be held at The Hollow, 108 Sherman, Sedan, Kan. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at 3 p.m. Rev. Dake Shreffler and Gene Loyd will officiate.
MRS. CARRIE E. DUFFEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Funeral Services For Carrie Duffey Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. Duffey, 67, were held Friday afternoon, May 19, in the Graves-Baird Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ed Redfield officiating. Burial was in the Elgin Cemetery. She died Wednesday, May 17, at Capps Nursing Home where she had been a resident for several years.
Mrs. Duffy was born June 29, 1904 at Hiwassee, Ark, the daughter of William and Mary (McCombs) Parker. She married Otis Duffey April 1. 1933 at Winfield and resided at Elgin and Sedan most of her life.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas of Salem , Ore, and Pat of Tulsa; one brother, Elmo of Chautauqa; three sisters, Letha Hudson of Arkansas City, Lula Osborn of Vinta, Okla., and Pearl Miller of Stickton, Calif., and four grandchildren.
MR. DUGLAS W. DUFFEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Duglas W. Duffey, 68 a former Independence resident and star athlete in the local schools, died on Feb. 9, in Salem, Ore. Mr. Duffey known as “Dug” was a native of Elgin, and the son of Otis Duffey and Nell (Boulanger) Roach. He attended IHS and the local junior college and graduated from Pittsburg State U.
During World War II he served as a fighter pilot in the Marine corps and received distinguished flying cross and other decorations.
Mr. Duffey was a industrial arts teacher and coach in Alden, Kan. Chappell, Neb. and Salem High School in Salem, Ore. From 1964 until he retired.
In school Mr. Duffey starred in football, basketball and track. He was also Ban Johnson Baseball Player here and went on to the minor league farms of the Brooklyn Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor of the home; two sons, Duglas Jr. of Portland and Roger of Salem; a daughter Ann Brost, of Salem, two stepsons, Alan and Kenneth; two stepdaughters. Carol and Jennie; a brother Bob Rankin, Vinita, OK. and nine grandchildren.
Local relatives are Ina James, a cousin and Etta Boulanger, an aunt. Services were held in Salem on Feb. 13 and burial was there. Memorials are to be made to the MCHC-IHS Scholarship Fund. Box 18, Independence.
MR OTIS DUFFY - Submitted by Freida Wells
Otis D. Duffey, 88, died June 19 at Cedar Vale Regional Hospital. He was born June 26, 1898 at Elgin to Pat and Rose (Copple) Duffey. He was a retired trucker. On April 1, 1933 he married Carrie E Parker who preceded him in death May 17, 1972.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Duffey of Salem, Ore., one sister Belva Woodrow, Phoenix, Ariz., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Monday at 10:00 a. m. at the Elgin Cemetery. Father Bill Tapley officiated. Graves-Baird Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. PAT DUFFEY - Submitted by Freida Wells
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. PAT DUFFEY AT ELGIN
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Pat Duffey, who died at her home in Elgin Wednesday, January 21st. Rev. Cavin officiated at the services at the Elgin Baptist Church, where Mrs. Duffey had been an active worker.
Rosetta Copple, daughter of Sarah and John Copple was born February 7, 1878 in Sedan. She was married December 31, 1895 to Pat Duffey. To this union four children were born. Three boys, Delbert who passed away July 29, 1941, Otis of Bartlesville, Okla., Ed of Seminole, Oklahoma and one daughter Belva of Cleveland, Ohio.
She leaves to mourn her passing Pat, her husband, and the three children mentioned above, and four grandchildren, Douglas of Independence, Pat of Tulsa, Okla., Donna and Shirley of Seminole, Okla., two great-grandchildren and one half sister, Mrs. Ed Puckett of Wichita, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. John Copple of Sedan is a sister-in-law. Intermant was in Elgin cemetery.
MRS. IDA MAE DUGGAN - Submitted by Freida Wells.
Ida Mae Duggan born in Indiana March 28, 1877. She came to Chautauqua County as a child and lived in Cedar Vale until 18 years of age. She married Linus D. Duggan. Survivors are sons Thomas E., Coy L. and Harold.
Prominent Citizen Leo Duggan Passed Away Tuesday After a Brief and Violent Illness.
Leo Duggan, aged 44, a well known and respected citizen of this community, died at a Winfield hospital Tuesday evening, May 27th. He was taken ill during the day Monday. On Tuesday his condition had become so serious that he was rushed to the hospital where he passed away at 11 o'clock p. m. The cause of his death was ascribed to nephritis, which is inflammation of the kidneys.
His violent illness and death was a surprise and shock to this community. However, it has since been learned that he had been feeling badly for some time and recently had been taking treatment from a physician at Caney. He had been a resident of this community for 18 years, in the employ of the Sedan Gas Co.
Mr. Duggan was an energetic and hard working citizen of more than ordinary ability and usefulness. In addition to that he had a genial personality that attracted and made friends of all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held here at the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon, May 30, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Campbell. Interment will be made in Monett cemetery.
Deceased was born at Cedar Vale May 11, 1886, the son of Thomas and Mary Duggan. On April 26, 1922, he was united in marriage to Pearl Ethel Riley of Sedan who survives him, as does also the one and only child born to their union, Stella Marie, aged 5 years. Other surviving relatives are four brothers, John of Warland, Wyoming, Cletus and Linus of Cedar Vale and Christie of Lymon, Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. W. D. Roach of Shidler, Okla., Mrs. Ewen Savage of Hewins, Mrs. Fay Stewart of Cedar Vale and Mrs. Dick Mann of Fairfax, Okla. Also five nieces, fourteen nephews and other relatives.
His father, mother and one brother preceded' him in death.
He was a member of the Catholic church.
In their crushing bereavement the sorrowing wife and daughter find consolation in the following verse:
A loving father, true and kind, No one on earth like him we find. God called him home, it was his will, But in our hearts he lingers still. We know He did it for the best. God give him sweet eternal rest.
MR. LINUS DAVID DUGGANSubmitted by Freida Wells
Funeral Services Held Wednesday for Linus David Duggan
Linus David Duggan, 65, died in Winfield hospital, Sunday, October 13, following a week's illness. Funeral services were held at ten-thirty o'clock Wednesday morning at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Samuels officiating.
Pall Bearers were Hal Everett, Francis Fisher, A J Floyd, Bert Meacham, M L Jones and Jim Mills.
Interment was in Cedar Vale cemetery under the direction of the Baird Funeral Home.
Mr. Duggan was born near Hewins. His occupation was farming until about fifteen years ago when he came to Sedan where had had been employed as foreman on the County roads. He was married to Ida King on October 1, 1904. One daughter Zoe, preceded him in death in 1945.
Survivors include his wife, Dona, three sons, Thomas, who is with the Army of Occupation in Germany, Coy of Sedan and Harold of St. Louis, Mo.; Four sisters, Mrs. Annie Steward, Cedar Vale, Mrs. Mary Savage and Mrs. Agness Roach, Shidler, Okla.; and Mrs. Nellie Mann, Carnis, Ill. and two brother, Clitus and Christopher.
MR. THOMAS DAVID DUGGAN - Submitted by Freida Wells.
T. D. Duggan
Uncle Tommy, as he was called by everyone who knew him. Lived for a goodly number of years on a small farm about 7 miles south of Cedar Vale. He was always a great lover of his family and home. Several years ago one of the children was called home and this worried Uncle Tommy so he and his family moved to Cedar Vale. Both young and old knew him for his jolly ways, always enjoying a nice clean joke but if you told a smutty one Uncle Tommy would point his finger at you with shame and if you did not head he would pass on.
His children after being grown with families of their own would be reprimanded if they did that which was not right.
For several weeks before his death he was on his bed and the end was not expected, yet his family, relatives and neighbors were heart broken because of the passing away of a kind and loving husband, father and neighbor.
MR. BOBBIE E. DUKES
Bobbie E Dukes, Midland, Texas, died March 29 at his place of residence. Services were held at First United Methodist Church Tuesday, April 3, with Dr. C. Lane Boyd officiating.
He was born June 13, 1931 in Carnegie, Oklahoma. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland, and he was the second vice president of Midland Memorial Auxiliary. Mr. Dukes taught at Sedan High School for twenty-one years, retiring in 1993.
He is survived by one sister, Nicki Gale Harris of Perry, Ok.
Memorials may be made to Hospital Auxiliary, Box 5223, Midland, TX, 79704.
MRS. LILY DUMOND - 1932
Mrs. Lily Dumond, 54, wife of J. W. Dumond of Caney, died suddenly at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lily Samms, west of Elgin, yesterday afternoon about 3:30, where she had gone to visit. The Dumonds had gone to visit her sister, Mrs. Emma Henson, near Elgin yesterday, and then the two families had gone to the Samms home. Mrs. Dumond had been in ill health for several years but had been feeling better the last few days. She died of heart failure. Mr. Dumond is employed at the Prairie shops at Caney and has worked for this company since January 1, 1913. Besides the husband, Mrs. Dumond leaves two children, a daughter, Evelyn and a son, Harry, both of the home. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. C. Dussair, pastor charge of the services. Burial will be at the Sunnyside cemetery.
MRS. EVA G. DUNCAN
Eva Grace Duncan, age 65, of Cedar Vale, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at her home in Cedar Vale.
She was born Feb. 1, 1946 in Arkansas City, to Ernest and Ruth (McClaskey) Voigtlander. She grew up and attended school in Arkansas City thru the eleventh grade.
She worked as a house keeper and aide at Cedar Vain Hospital and Cedar Vale Nursing Home as well as Windsor Place in Coffeyville and also worked for many people in their homes. She also was a cook at several restaurants. She lived in Arkansas City, Sedan, and Cedar Vale where she lived since 1969.
She married Ray Roadenbaugh and they later divorced. She married Cecil Duncan on Feb. 11, 1989 in Arkansas City and he survives her.
She was a member of the American Brittany Club. She enjoyed cooking, keeping everybody in line, going to field trials with her husband and she especially loved her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband Cecil Duncan of Cedar Vale; one daughter, Janet and husband Steve Arntz of Cedar Vale; three step children, Jim Duncan of Cedar Vale, Wayne Duncan of Hutchinson, and Kimberiy Duncan of Galesburg; one brother, Eugene Voigtlander of Arkansas City; two sisters, Martha Schartz of Arkansas City, and Joann Stoddard of Wilmont; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and eight step great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death, by her parents, one son, Edward Eugene Voigtlander, one daughter, Jennifer Kennedy, and one sister, Mary Long.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale with Hospice Chaplain Norman Reeves officiating.
The family has suggested memorials to the Relay For Life-Team Misguided and may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To view- the entire obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dwbfli.com. David W, Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MR. LOUIS C. DUNCAN
Louis C. “Red” “Luke” Duncan, 86, of Caney, Kan., former longtime Elgin, Kan. resident, died Monday night, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Caney Nursing Center in Caney.
He was born Dec. 24, 1917 at Hiawatha, Ark. to William Albert and Stella Louise (Owensby) Duncan. When he was young, he moved with his family to the Elgin area.
Mr. Duncan was a Veteran of WW II, serving as a SGT. in the U.S. Army from February 1941 until receiving his honorable discharge in January 1946. During his enlistment, he was stationed in the Philippines. Following his discharge, he returned to the Elgin area.
For 25 years Mr. Duncan was employed at Sedan Floral, retiring in 1980. Following his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, watching baseball and helping the people of Elgin.
On Dec. 13, 1968, he married Betty Hartgraves at Miami, Okla. They were later divorced.
Survivors include three daughters, Elaine Thorn, Caney, Kan., Janet Speakman, Skiatook, Okla., and Velvet Jaimes of Norcross, Ga.; one sister, Vonnie Riley; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Charlie Duncan, Willie Duncan, Troy Duncan, Loyd Duncan and Leonard Duncan; and three sisters, Velda Dutton, Violet Russell, and Edith Barnwell.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in the Elgin Cemetery at Elgin, Kan., with Rev. Dale Nielsen of Bartlesville, Okla., officiating.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. MABEL DUNCAN
Mabel Irene Duncan, age 91, of Cedar Vale, Kansas died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
She was born August 20, 1910 to Robert A. and Christine (Decker) Howell in Chanute, Kansas. When she was young, her family moved to Cedar Vale, where she grew up and attended school.
On August 29, 1929, she married John Wesley Duncan in Cedar Vale, where they made their home. Mrs. Duncan worked in the medical field for many years. starting at Hays Hospital in Cedar Vale, then at Meek and Stinses Clinic in Arkansas City. Arkansas City Memorial Hospital in xray and later for Dr. Morton in xray and lab. Mr. Duncan preceded her in death on June 8, 1988.
Mrs. Duncan was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Eva Duncan, Cedar Vale, Kansas, three daughters and son-in-laws, Christine and Stanley Wilmeth. Wichita, KS, Nina and Jack Archer, Arkansas City. Kansas and Nellie and Tommy McGathy. Cedar Vale, Kansas, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and twenty great great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, in the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan, Kansas.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale. Contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Box 7, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ELLA W. DUNEGAN
GREAT BEND, Kan. - Ella W. Dunegan, age 85, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Central Kansas Medical Center/St. Rose Campus.
She was born May 25, 1918 at Las Animas, Colo. to Chester and Venus (Phillips) Boone.
She married Charles Young on Aug. 22, 1936 in Sedan, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1965. She married Patrick Dunegan on Sept. 1, 1967 at Great Bend, Kan. and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1973.
Ella was a resident of Great Bend since 1956, coming from Peru, Kan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Great Bend.
She is survived by one son, Ronald Young, Russell, Kan., two stepsons, Patrick Dunegan, Kimball, Neb. and John Dunegan, Cheyenne, Wyo., one brother, Clyde Boone, Ft. Morgan, Colo., two sisters, Doree Swearengin Kelly, Mesa, Ariz. and Page Dinges, Mesa, Ariz., nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Boone and Don Boone and one sister, Esther Boone.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, with Rev. Gary Brooks officiating. Interment was in the Great Bend Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530.
MRS. BETH A. DUNGAN
SEDAN - Beth A. Dungan died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kan. following a heart attack and short period of illness.
Beth was born March 9,1912, at her parents' home in Sedan, to Fred and Inis (Park) Ackarman.
Her father and grandfather, E. C. Ackarman, were owner/operators of the lumber yard and hardware store and later the Buick and farm machinery dealerships in her early life.
She attended Sedan schools and Southwestern University as a violin major. Music was an important part of Beth's life. She played the piano and organ for the First Christian Church in Sedan for many years. She also gave music lessons to young people of the, community for a number of years. She played a number of other instruments.
Beth also enjoyed many areas of the arts and crafts. She and her mother painted and fired china, and other forms of art including pen, ink and watercolor. She did art-weaving for some years and created some commissioned wallhangings.
Beth knew Horace O. Dungan as they grew up in Sedan. They married June 26, 1932, in the home of her parents and had 63 years of marriage filled with love and laughter. She lived all her life in Sedan, except the times she joined Horace during his military service in World War II.
Their love and enjoyment of life was enhanced with the arrival of their daughter, Mary Susan, following military service and return to their home in Sedan.
Beth was active in her church and many community organizations and clubs, both civic and social. Both Beth and Horace considered the community of Sedan a defining part of their lives and interest.
Beth is survived by daughter, Susan, Wichita, Kan., niece, Jane Staton, Evansville, Ind., grand nephew, Jason Church and grand nieces, Rebecca and Rachel Staton. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Marjorie Dungan Schowalter, and nieces and nephews: Joyce Shcowalter, Seattle, Wash., Paul Schowalter, Ft. Dodge, Kan., Eric and Sandy Carison, Evanston, Ill. Jill and Jim Marsh, St. Louis, Mo., and Pat and Bob Grimmer, Canyon Lake, Texas.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested by the family, including the Ackarman Chapel at the First Christian Church of Sedan, the Sedan Historical Society, and the Sedan Animal Shelter.
Service will be held at the First Christian Church, Sedan, on Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Penny Goldberg of the First Christian Church of Sedan.
MR. B. I. DUNGAN - Submitted by Dan Durbin
DEATH OF B. I. DUNGAN
B. I. Dungan passed away last week at the home of a daughter in Wichita. The body was brought to Moline Sunday morning and funeral services were held at Belknap Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 conducted by Rev. O. W. Dewey of the Methodist Church of Moline.
Mr. Dungan had attained the age of 86 years and was one of the early settlers in the Belknap neighborhood. He was a leading character in his community, was a soldier of the Civil war and was prominent in G. A. R. circles. He raised a family of four sons and two daughters. C. O. Dungan passed away a few years ago.
Mr. Dungan was an ordained Methodist minister and one son followed his footsteps as a clergyman being the pastor of the M. E. Church at Hartner, Kansas. He was present and assisted at the funeral services for his father. Two other sons live in Chautauqua county, one daughter lives at Winfield and one at Wichita.
From THE MOLINE ADVANCE June 20, 1929
Benjamin Irvin Dungan was born January 12, 1843, in Indiana, and died June 7, 1929, at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 25 days. His parents moved to Illinois, where his other died when he was four years old. His father died three years later.
Irvin, as he was called, lived with first one and then another of his older brothers and sisters. At 18, he answered Lincoln's call for 90-day volunteers. At the end of that term he reenlisted for three years. Before the three years were finished he was discharged on account of poor health, having served 3 years and 10 days.
On January 19, 1865, he married Cynthia Grandstaff. The following year they moved to Lynn county, Kansas. Later, they moved to Coffey county, then to Chautauqua, where Mrs. Dungan died August 11, 1914. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter.
There were 11 children. Four of these died in early childhood. Cyrus O. died December 31, 1927. Frank and Ben still live in Chautauqua county. Mrs. Ida Beloof lives in Wichita. Arthur is in Hardtner, Kansas, and Lee and Elmer are in California.
Irvin was converted and joined the M. E. church at the age of 14. Soon after he came to Kansas he was given a local preachers license. Several churches stand today where he organized Sunday schools and preached without pay. As soon as leaders could be raised he would go to some other needy community.
He always had a very warm interest in children and young people His children, grandchildren, great great grandchildren and friends wherever he lived reverence his industry, generosity, and pure ideals of life.
He has gone to join the wife and children on the other shore, there to await the coming of those who tarry here for a while.
Funeral service was conducted Sunday, June 9, at Belknap church by Rev. Ocie Dewey, pastor of the M. E. church at Moline. Interment was made in Belknap cemetery. Sedan Times-Star.
MRS. DORIS E. DUNKIN
SEDAN - Doris E. Dunkin, 87, of Sedan, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1918 in Smith County, Kan. to Bram and Clara (Davis) McCoy. She moved with her family to Clearwater, Kan. and graduated from Clearwater High School. After high school, she attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1941, with her degree as a Registered Nurse.
On June 20, 1943, she married Mel Dunkin in Clearwater, Kan. After their marriage, they lived in Sharon and Kiowa, Kan. before coming to Sedan in 1956.
Mrs. Dunkin worked many years at Sedan City Hospital and Cedar Vale Regional Hospital as a Registered Nurse before retiring in 1994. Mr. Dunkin preceded her in death on May 20, 1980.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Sedan VFW Auxiliary, and the Sedan Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters; Sharon Clemens, Wichita, Kan., Sheryl Dunkin, Wichita, Kan.; two Sons, Greg Dunkin, Manhattan, Kan., and Jim Dunkin, Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Dunkin, and one brother, Lawrence McCoy.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the First Christian Church in Sedan, Kan., with the Rev. Penny Goldberg officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kan.
A service will be conducted by the Sedan Rebekah Lodge.
Family has suggested memorials to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Pleasant Valley Manor, and First Christian Church and can be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of arrangements.
MR. LAUREL L. DUNKIN
GODDARD - Laurel L. Dunkin, age 79, passed away June 1, 2004. Laurel was born to Woodford and Amanda (Romig) Dunkin on July 20, 1924 in Sharon, Kan., where he graduated from high school.
He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in World War II in the Pacific Area and was discharged in 1946. He joined the Kansas Highway Patrol in 1957, retiring in 1982. He was a Kombo Pharmacy delivery specialist in Goddard, retiring in February 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Oretta, and daughter, Barbara McCurry, both of Goddard, a sister, Ethel Frack, Austin, Texas, sister-in-law, Doris Dunkin, Sedan, Kan., grandchildren, Kristi and Matthew McCurry, both of Goddard and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister. Services were held at the Resthaven Mortuary. Memorials have been set up with the American Heart Association and First Baptist Church, 124 W. 2nd Avenue, Goddard, KS 67052.
MRS. CHARLA E. DUNN
Charla Eileen Dunn, age 42, a resident of Howard, and formerly of Cedar Vale and Holton, Kan., died Monday, May 2, 2011 at her home.
She was born on Dec. 10, 1968 in Newton, Kan., the daughter of Charles and Sally (Madden) Jackson.
Charla started working at age 16 with her mother at the Cedar Vale Nursing Home. She also worked as a correctional officer for Jackson County. Charla owned and operated a scrapbooking supply store in Holton. She was also a homemaker and great at making cheesecakes.
On Dec. 16, 1994 Charla was united in marriage to Alfred J. Dunn III in Miami, Okla., and they later divorced. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Charla is survived by her daughters, Cheri Renee Kirk of Westmoreland, Kan., and Jesse Beeson of Sedan; son Daniel Ashton Dunn of Holton; her parents Charles and Sally Jackson of Cedar Vale; sisters Scovel Louise Ralston and Juanita Melissa "Missy" Thompson both of Cedar Vale, Rose Matherly of Tampa, Fla., Angel Wirtz of Boone, Iowa, Laura Thompson of Kermit, W.V., and Alice Sargent of Charleston, W.V.; brothers, Edward Charles Glover of Wichita, James Glover of Ozark, Mo., Jonah Thompson of Cedar Vale, Charles Edward Jackson Jr. of Wichita, and William David Thompson of Kermit, W.V.; three grandchildren, Keegan, Noah and Wyatt: nieces and nephews Hope Kirchner, Candi Anglm, Steffanie Mauzey Glover. Erin. Glover. Haley Glover, James Ryan Glover, and Sally Danielle Thompson. She was preceded in death by a sister Sally Alma Jackson.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service wilj be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Wee Kirk Chapel south of Cedar Vale.
Contributions to the Charla Dunn Memorial may be left with Howard State Bank in Howard or Cedar Vale or left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
MR. PAUL L. DUNN
CEDAR VALE, Kan. - Paul L. Dunn, 52, of Cedar Vale, Kan., died April 15, 2004, at his home.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale was in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Jan. 25, 1972 in Tulsa, Okla. to Freddie and Charolette (Parkman) Dunn. He attended elementary school in Skiatook, Okla., and completed his high school education in California.
On Sept. 2, 1991, he married Stephanie Schultz in Tulsa. Following their marriage, they lived in Sedan until moving to Peru five years ago.
Mr. Dunn worked in farming and ranching operations.
Survivors include his wife, Stephanie, of the home, one son, Jonathan Dunn, of the home, two daughters, LeAnna Dunn and Brittany Dunn, both of the home, his father and stepmother, Freddie. and Debbie Dunn, Lawson, Mo., his mother and stepfather, Charolette and Tracy Replogle, Locust Grove, Okla., two brothers, Matthew Dunn, Kearney, Mo. and Bryan Dunn, Locust Grove, Okla., two sisters, Tonya Nicholas, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and Elizabeth Replogle, Broken Arrow, Okla., his grandparents, Fred and Ethel Dunn, Pawhuska, Okla. and Glenda Parkman, Collinsville, Okla.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Rev. Harold Tucker officiating.. Burial was in the Elgin Cemetery in Elgin, Kan. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. ELIZABETH DUPREZ
ROSE HILL - Duprez, Elizabeth "Betty" (Ramey), loving wife, mother and grandmother was born September 15, 1925 in Cedarvale, Kansas. She grew up in Arkansas City and attended school there. Betty worked at Beech Aircraft as a Project Analyst from 1952-1983. In retirement, she was very active in Rose Hill Senior Citizen holding offices of secretary and corresponding secretary. She was a member of the Butler and Tri-County Council of Aging from 1993-1998 and a member of the Rose Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors are her husband of 66 years, Jack; son Jackie Duprez and his wife Susan of Floral City, Florida; daughter Linda Vaughn and her husband John of Prairie Village, Ks., 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation 3-8 Monday with family present from 6-7:30pm. Services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Rose Hill United Methodist Church, 19551 S.W. Butler Rd., Rose Hill. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Arrangements with Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, Kansas.
MRS. YVONNE DURANLEAU
Yvonne “Memere” Duranleau started her journey home on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kan. She was 103 years of age and a resident of rural Moline. Yvonne (Choiniere) Duranleau was born to Eusebe and Graziella (Lalanne) Choiniere in Granby, Quebec (Canada) on May 7, 1901. In 1914, Yvonne and her family migrated to Westfield, Vt.
Yvonne met and married George H. Duranleau of Montreal, Canada in Lowell, Vt. on April 12, 1919. George and Yvonne owned and operated dairy farms in Westfield, Morristown Corners and Johnson, Vt. until they retired from farming in 1968. After retirement, the Duranleau’s moved to Morrisville, Vt., where they worked for The Holy Family Parish in Essex Junction, Vt. with Father Nugent. After the loss of her beloved husband, and surviving a bout with cancer, Yvonne moved to Severy, Kan. to reside with her daughter and son-in-law, Francis and Madeline Finch. Yvonne was preceded in death by her beloved husband George, an infant daughter Francine, her eldest son, Robert, and two grandsons, Robert Duranleau, Jr. and Albert Duranleau.
She is survived by her daughter, Madeline Finch, Severy, Kan. and two sons, Dr. Roger Duranleau, Georgetown, Texas and Paul Duranleau, Moline, Kan., 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
The rosary was said, Thursday Nov. 11, 2004 at 7 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline, Kan. with the funeral mass being celebrated on Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at 10 a.m. also at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline, with the Rev. Sixtus YeMyint celebrant. Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Moline.
Memorials have been established with St Mary’s Altar Society at Moline and the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kan. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard, Kan.
MRS. LOREN DUPUY
Loren Dupiiy, 79. of Sedan, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Sedan.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept, 6, 2011 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Humboldt is in charge of arrangements.
MR. CHARLES H. DYE
Niotaze native Charles “Chuck” H. Dye, 58, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007. His funeral service was held on Friday, July 20. Memorial contributions may be sent to Campus Outreach, P. 0. Box 1929, Fairhope, AL 36533. To view a video tribute to: www.smithfamilymortuaries.com
MRS. GLADYS O. DYE
Gladys Opal Dye, age 92, of Okemah, Okla., formerly of Sedan, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Okemah Care Center. Opal was born Jan. 31,1916 in Fredonia, to Louis "Dutch" Allen and Midget Maude (Connell) Van Horn. She attended and graduated from Fredonia High School and later graduated from business school in Wichita.
On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert Wayne "Bob" Dye in Wichita. They lived in the Sedan area for most of their life, moving to Dodge City for fifteen years and then later moving back to the Sedan area. She worked as a secretary for many years. Bob preceded her in death on June 5, 1999.
She loved going to rummage sales, gardening and planting flowers. She also enjoyed raising baby ducks and chickens.
She is survived by two sons, Jim Allen Dye, Sr. and wife Darlene of Corder, Mo., and Joe Michael Dye of Moline; one grandson, Jim Allen Dye, Jr. of Corder, Mo.; one granddaughter, Sharon Marie Carlton of Magnolia, Ark., and five greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob and numerous brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Crum Cemetery Northeast of Sedan with Earl Tresner officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Alzheimer's Association and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MRS. MARY A. DYE
Mrs. Mary Ann Dye, age 78, of Independence, died unexpectedly Wednesthy, September 5, 2001, at her residence.
Mary Ann Dye was born February 23, 1923 at Sedan, Kansas, the daughter of Tony B. Ford and Emma Sue (Pumpelly) Ford. She grew up and attended school in Sedan, graduating from Sedan High School.
On June 9, 1946 at Sedan, she was united in marriage to Russel E. Dye. The couple made their home in Independence and he preceded tier in death on May 28, 1980.
Mary Ann was an Avon Representative for over twenty years until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Robert Dye, Independence, KS, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two sisters, Ruth Johnson, Oxford, KS and Toni Sue Stevens, Leavenworth, KS.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Miriam Sue Lantz and one brother, Robert Ford.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Saturday at the Potts Chapel, with Reverend Jim Blocher, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was at Union Chapel Cemetery in Sedan under the direction of Potts Chapel.
The family suggests memorial remembrances to the Russel E. Dye Union Chapel Memorial Fence Fund and remembrances will be received by the Potts Chapel.
MRS. BARBARA DYER - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Barbara Dyer of China Spring Texas died November 30, 1995. She was 65. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. December 2, 1995 at Central Christian Church in Waco, Texas with Reverend Richard Roland officiating. Burial was at China Spring Cemetery. Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian M. Hess, her father Thomas Hess; and brother Harold Hess.
Barbara was born near Cedar Vale, Kansas on December 9, 1929. She married Donald Dyer on June 22, 1952 in Sedan.
Barbara was a hard worker and gave many volunteers hours including time as a Girl Scout Leader, Library Volunteer in the school her children attended and PTA member.
Mrs. Dyer was active member of Central Christian Church in Waco. The Christian Church was always an important part of Barbara’s life as exhibited by her active church life including Sunday School teacher, CWF member, choir member and Deaconess.
Her career pursuits included teacher in a one-room rural eighth grade school, retail sales, manager of a camera store and several jobs in the FBI and IRS. Barbara lived in four states, Maryland, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Barbara’s vivacious personality and caring nature will be missed by her many friends and loving family.
Survivors include: her husband, Donald E. Dyer, one brother, Donald T. Hess; daughter, Janet Fick; son, James E. Dyer; Son-in-law Terry Fick; Daughter-in-law Kelly Dyer and five grandchildren.
MRS. BESS J. DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
Mrs. Bess J. Dyer, 89, 1135 College, formerly of 1105 Oakley, died Friday, Nov. 28, at a Topeka hospital.
She was born Aug. 16, 1897, at Toronto, the daughter of Thomas and Irene Findley. She moved from Sedan to Topeka in 1941.
Mrs. Dyer was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Widows of World War I Veterans and Veterans of World War I of U.S.A. Inc., Jayhawk Barracks No. 1113 Auxiliary, all at Topeka. She was a former member of Doy Moore Unit No. 141 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Vesper Chapter No. 148 of the Order of Eastern Star, both at Sedan.
She was married to Roy E. Dyer Jan 19, 1918, at Lawton, Okla. He died April 14, 1970.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine D. Rinker, Kansas City, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Isla Kilgore, Sedan, and Mrs. Leah Keith, Owensboro, Ky.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mulvane Chapel of United Methodist Home in Topeka. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Cemetery at Sedan. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 1320 S.E. 6th, Topeka, 66607.
MRS. ELLA DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
Rev. McBrian, Conducted the Funeral Last Wednesday.
Mrs. Ella Dyer, whose maiden name was Conner, a daughter of the late Elmore Conner, was born near Emporia, Kansas, October 29, 1858. In 1869 she came with, her parents to what was then Howard county, and lived on the farm settled by her father, about seven miles north-east of Sedan, where Mr. Conner died some years ago.
The deceased had been married twice, and at the time of her death, she had six children living, all of whom were present at the funeral services. She was also the mother of three children who had died previously. The six surviving are Earnest Mason, son of the deceased by her first husband, of Delaware, Okla.; Elmore Dyer, of Denver, Col.; Mrs. Lewis Millison of Delaware, , Okla.; Mrs. Thomas Sterling, of Wichita; Maud Dyer and Roy Dyer of Wichita.
Her death occurred at Delaware, Okla., on Nov. 6, 1910. She was 52 years, and 7 days old at the time of her death. The remains were brougnt to Sedan and the funeral services held in the Baptist church, the services being conducted by Rev. J. D McBrian, November 9, 1910, at 2:30 p. m. The services were attended by a large number of sympathizing friends, and the interment was in Greenwood cemetery.
The writer of this notice officiated at the marriage of the deceased to R. L. Mason, her first husband, on the 13th day of February, 1877, more than thirty-three years ago, when she was but 19 years of age. Little did he then think of being called to officiate at her funeral. She was a member of the Baptist church, and an exemplary Christian woman. Her surviving friends have the sincere sympathy of a host of admiring friends.
NOTE: Wife of Hiram J. Dyer
MR. HIRAM J. DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
HY DYER DEAD
In Caring for Col. Donelson He Caught Pneumonia and Died Suddenly.
Hy Dyer, a well known citizen, died very suddenly at his home in the west part of town Wednesday afternoon of pneumonia. He had been ill only a few days. He had been taking care of Col. Donelson last week and was taken ill before the colonel's death. Nevertheless he stayed faithfully at the bedside of his friend when he was really too sick to stand the strain, A pathetic feature of his death is that he died alone. His wife had left the bedside only a moment before to go to a neighbor's on an errand, little thinking that death was so near. When she returned Mr. Dyer had suffered a sinking spell and passed away.
Mr. Dyer was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1848. He had five children living. He formerly lived near Monett, moving to Sedan a year ago.
The funeral was held from the home at 10 a.m., Thursday with a short service at Greenwood cemetery where burial took place.
NOTE: Son of Samuel Meredith Dyer Sr., & Mary Elizabeth.
MR. JOHN V. B. DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
John Dyer Dies Suddenly
John V. B. Dyer, pioneer resident of this community, died suddenly at his home just south of town Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the Christian church this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Elders J. D. McBrain and G. A. Brown. Interment in Greenwood cemetery. An extend obituary will appear in our next issue.
The deceased was born near Green Castle, Ind., August 19,1841. In 1870 at the age of 31, he came to Kansas, and for a number of years lived on the State line, south of Chautauqua Springs. For the last few years he had resided one-half mile west of west.
On the 19th day of April, 1876, he was married to Miss Dora Parker, at the home of L. P. Getman, Sedan, Kansas, J. D. McBrain officiating.
Mr. Dyer was a member of the Christian church for many years, and at the time of his death he was member of the Sedan church, and a member of the men's Bible class in the Sunday School. He was in every respect a Christian gentlemen.
He leaves surviving him, his wife, Mrs. Dora Dyer, one son, Edgar Dyer of El Dorado and three daughters, Mrs. Edna May McGuire, of El Dorado, Mrs. Bessie Jones, of Chautauqua, Kansas, and Miss. Hazel Dyer, of Sedan, Kansas, four brothers and three sisters.
His death was sudden, peaceful and without a struggle. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at 3 o'clock p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 22, conducted by Elder J. D. McBrain, assisted by the Pastor, G. A. Brown. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
I've! heard them sing again and again, Of a Gate that stands ajar,
Of a sunny clime, and a golden plain, and a sinless land afar,
But when I have passed the chilly tide, And entered my home above,
I believe that gate will open wide, I'll pass through its portals free, And rest' in peace on the other side, It will open wide for me.
NOTE: The parents of John Van Buren Dyer's were Samuel Meredith Dyer Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Gilbrech) Dyer.
MRS. LAVEDA DYER
SEDAN - LaVeda Dyer, age 94, of Sedan, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2006, at her residence in Sedan.
She was born Dec. 4, 1911, to Lois (Straughn) and John Mitchell in Ripley, Okla. She was the oldest of seven children. She grew up in Ripley and graduated from Ripley High School in May, 1931. She moved to Longton in July of 1934, to go to work for her aunt and uncle at the telephone exchange in Longton. She shortly thereafter met Paul Dyer and he gave her a ring on her birthday.
On May 22, 1935, they were married in Pawhuska. He was the love of her life. Two sons were born to this union, Steven P. Dyer and Stanley D. Dyer. They moved to Sedan in 1936. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Sedan on May 22, 1985. Their friends and family and all those who loved them were there. Paul preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1989.
LaVeda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She also worked as a cook in the Sedan school system. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Sedan and was baptized many years ago.
She is survived by her two sons, Steven P. Dyer and his wife, Glenna of Bethany, Okla., and Stanley D. Dyer and his wife Barbara of Ozark, Mo.; four grandchildren, Sheri Dyer of Prairie Village, Kan., Tara Dyer of Kansas City, Mo., Kelly Tosh and her husband David of Yukon, Okla., and Norman Dyer and his wife Jennifer of Placentia Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Amber and Tyler Tosh and Blake and Abigail Dyer; three sisters, Doris Gates of Manford, Okla., Sue Tarver of Stillwater. Okla., and Reva Mandeville of Stillwater; and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul; her two brothers, John Corliss Mitchell and Norman Mitchell; one sister, Nila Reed; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Dyer.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m.. Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Joe Thomas officiating.
Friends called on Monday, Aug.21. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. MEDORA A. DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
MRS. DORA DYER, MOTHER OF MRS. BILLY BARBER DIED AT CHAUTAUQUA
Funeral services for Mrs. Medora A. Dyer were held Monday afternoon at the Christian church at Sedan, conducted by Rev. Edwin G. Michael. Music was furnisihed by a quartet composed of Mrs. Mabel Parker, Mrs. Remele, Frank Harmon and R. L. Hammon. They sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.” Mrs. Parker sang “The City Foursquare.” Mrs. Dyer had been a member of the Christian church many years.
Casket bearers were Burce Findley, Frank Clark, W. F. Clayton, Lee Fairly, George Crockett and Ed Findley, all of Chautauqua. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.
Medora A. Parker, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Parker was born at Creston, Iowa, Pebruary 15, 1885, and died April 18, 1936, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Jones at Chautauqua, Kansas, at the age of 81 years, two months and three days. She was married to John V. B. Dyer, April 19, 1876, by Rev. J. D. McBrain. To this union were born Edgar M. Dyer, Edna M. Barber, Bessie Jones and Violet Hazel Wernner. Mr. Dyer and two children, Edgar M. Dyer and Hazel Wernner preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn, two daughters, eight grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends.
NOTE: John V. B. Dyer is John John Van Buren Dyer.
MR. ROY DYER - Submitted by Eileen Boulton
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home for Roy Dyer, 74, of 1105 Oakley, formerly a member of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control who died Tuesday.
He became ill Tuesday while working in the yard at his home and was dead on arrival at a Topeka hospital. An autopsy was scheduled to determine cause of death.
He was born March 21, 1896, at Sedan. He moved to Topeka in 1941. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
He had been sheriff of Chautauqua County from 1937 to 1941 and was employed by the KBI in 1941. He was assistant director of the KBI when he retired in 1961. He then was chief-enforcement officer of the Alcoholic Beverage Control until, 1967.
He was married Jan. 19, 1918, at Lawton, Okla., to Bess J. Findley, who survives at home.
Besides his widows-survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Walter B. Kinker of Kansas City, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Lou Millison of Augusta, Mrs. Maud Smith of San Mateo, Calif., and Mrs. William Clark of Freedom, Calif.
Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Friday in Sedan Cemetery.
NOTE: Roy Elliott Dyer was the son of Hiram and Ella (Conner Mason) Dyer.
MR. ADAM D. DYKES
Adam Dwight Dykes, age 19, of rural Longton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at the Via Christi Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Jan. 17, 1989 in Wichita to Dwight and Vickie (Lechner) Dykes. He grew up and attended school hi Sedan, graduating from Sedan High School in 2008. He attended Coffeyville Community College on a football scholarship.
He was very active in all sports in junior high and in high school. He was Vice President of the class of 2008. He enjoyed football, hanging out with friends, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his parents, Dwight and Vickie Dykes of the home in rural Longton; two sisters, Laura Dykes of Green Mountain Falls, Colo., and his twin sister Mary Ann Dykes of Wichita; one brother Jacob Dykes of Longton; maternal grandmother, Mary Lou Lechner of Leola, South Dakota; paternal grandparents, Glenda and Elmer Dykes of Sedan; maternal great-grandmother Fern Kline of Aberdeen, South Dakota; several aunts and uncles and cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by several grandparents.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with Reverend Kevin Fogerty of the Chautauqua Southern Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, visit www.dwb-fh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
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