MRS. NELLIE B. ROACH - Submitted by Freida Wells
Graveside Services For Nellie Roach
Graveside services for Mrs. Nellie Boulanger Roach, who passed away Tuesday, May 12, at Tulsa, Okla., will be held at Indep. Mount Hope Cemetery, Thursday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m.
Sedan Times-Star - December 5, 2007
MR. RAY ROADENBAUGH
Ray H. Roadenbaugh, age 77, of Cedar Vale, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at his home in Cedar Vale.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930 in Chase, Kan., to Hemy A. and Harriett (Cowans) Roadenbaugh. He attended schools in Newton and Wichita. He married Eva Voightlander in 1967 in Arkansas City, then moved to Cedar Vale, where they made their home. They later divorced.
He worked in the oil fields as a pumper and a driller for Olympic Oil Company out of Oklahoma. He also worked at the rock quarry for McAdams Limestone, in Cedar Vale, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of the Sunflower Masonic Lodge of Wichita. He loved drinking coffee at the coffee shop and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by one son, Danny Roadenbaugh of Mulvane, Kan.; one daughter, Janet Arnetz of Cedar Vale; one sister, Ruby Morrison of Newton, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Jennifer Kennedy and six brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at the Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society and Hospice Care of Kansas and these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas Street, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To view the entire obituary online, visit www.davidwbarnesfuneralhome.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. JANIS G. ROBERTS
Janis G. Roberts., age 52, of Fall River, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home.
Janis was born on Jan. 15, 1961 in Parsons, the daughter of Harold and Alice (Reed) Hawkins.
Janis was a graduate of Cimarron High School, in Cimarron, Kan. On Oct. 24, 1981 in Cimarron, she married Gary D. Roberts.
Janis and Gary were married for 31 years, he survives at their home. Janis worked recently for Flint Oak. She also had worked for the bank and court house in Cimarron. Janis was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, dogs, and doing outdoor activities. Janis had participated in the Outdoors Women for two years and was a past member of PEO.
Survivors including her husband Gary are her son, Chance Roberts of Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Christi Roberts of Hays, Kan.; mother, Alice Hawkins of Sedan; brother, Greg Hawkins of Junction City, Kan.; two grandchildren, Jude Roberts and Baer Chavez.
Janis was preceded in death by her father Harold Hawkins.
Cremation has been requested and the family will be having a memorial service at a later date.
The family has suggested memorials to the Janis Roberts Memorial and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Services have been entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th St., P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736.
MRS. SARAH ROBERTS - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Mrs. Sarah Roberts, wife of Tom Roberts, died yesterday at the age of 64 years. The funeral will be held from the house today followed by burial in Greenwood.
The family lived about 8 miles east of Sedan for nearly 30 years, moving to Sedan but a short time ago.
MRS. LEONA P. ROBBINS
Leona Pauline Robbins, 78, of Coffeyville, Kansas died Sept. 19 in Coffeyville following a period of illness.
Leona was born June 6, 1928, the daughter of Chase and Georgia Viola (McAfee) Stephens. She attended Sedan High School. On May 3, 1947 she married Lawrence Robbins in Coffeyville. The couple lived in Independence until 1966 moving to rural Coffeyville. Leona worked for Four County Mental Health and the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department as a Tenant Care Worker. She was a member of the Caney Christian Church and a lifetime member of the VFW auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993 and a brother. She is survived by her son Mark Robbins of Peculiar, MO.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 22. Memorials may be made to Caney Christian Church with Potts Chapel serving as custodian.
MR. RICHARD ROBBINS
SURPRISE, Calif. - Richard “Rick” Robbins passed away July 22 in Surprise, Ariz. He was born Sept. 1, 1927 and was raised in Sedan. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy and following he served in a U. S. Army Band, stationed in Osaka, Japan.
Rick attended KSTC in Emporia and Columbia University in New York City, studying music. He taught music in Moundridge, Kan., Silver Springs, Md., Sedan, Kan. and Eminence, MO.
After retirement, he lived in Sedan and subsequently in Sun City Grand and Surprise, Ariz.
Rick’s parents were Riley and Martha Robbins, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Gail, and a son, Dirk, of the home. He is also survived by a daughter, Tammy, and her son, Chris. His sister, Mary Jean Robbins Lady, lives in Overland Park, Kan.
MRS. FERN O. ROBERTS
CEDAR VALE — Fern 0. Roberts, 91, of Cedar Vale died early Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital in Cedar Vale.
Graveside services were Monday, March 17, 2003, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, with Mike Morris officiating.
Fern was born on Aug. 7, 1911 in Grenola, Kan. She was raised by her grandparents. Fern married Glenn A. Roberts, Sr. They made their home in Grenola before moving to Sedan. Glenn preceded her in death. Fern owned and operated Roberts Grocery Store for several years. Later on, she worked for Harmon’s Grocery Store and for David Glynn at Harmon’s Drug Store.
She is survived by one son, J. C. Roberts, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, along with many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, and three sons, Glenn, Jr., Marvin and Jim.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and can be left with the Grave Funeral Home of Caney.
MR. I. R. ROBERTSON
BORGER - I. R. “Ray” Robertson, 83, died May 21, 2003 in Borger, Texas. Mr. Robertson was born June 22, 1919 in Tipton, Mo. to Irmie G. and Martha Virginia (Hirst) Robertson, growing to manhood in Peru, Kan.
He was a veteran of World War II serving as an Army Paratrooper. He was an equipment supervisor for Phillips Petroleum Company. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge. He married Doris Murphy on Dec. 12, 1944 in New Jersey.
Survivors, include his wife, Doris, of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Sherry Robertson, Okmulgee, Okla., a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Sandy Ferguson, Borger, Texas, one brother, Bill Robertson, Houston, Texas, one sister, Peggy Endicott, Caney, Kan., five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two brothers, Jack and Ermie Robert “Bob” preceded him in death.
Graveside services were held May 24 at Westlawn Cemetery with Rev. Hilda Cavazos, Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to BSA Hospice, 800 N. Sumner, Pampa, Texas 79065.
Burial was under the direction of Brown Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas.
MRS. JANICE N. ROBISON
- Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Janice N. Robison died in a car wreck about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. She was one of four people killed in a two-car crash west of Peru.
Mrs. Robison was born Jan. 31, 1947 at Ashland to Williams J. and Letha (Todd) Culver. On Aug. 27, 1961 she was married to Amos P. Robison in Sedan. They were later divorced. She had lived in the Peru area most of her life since and was a Sedan resident since 1989.
Mrs. Robison drove a Sedan school bus for 18 years, was a para professional for USD 282 at Moline, and a CNA at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
She is survived by one son, Andy Robison, of Sedan; one daughter, Angie Robison of Coffeyville; her mother, Letha Sanborn of Sedan; one brother, Kent Culver of Kansas City; and two grandchildren, one which, Preston Shull, lived with her.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Monett Cemetery with Rev. Dois Nix, officiating.
MR. A. V. ROBINSON
DEATH OF MR. A. V. ROBINSON
The sad intelligence came to Sedan Wednesday morning from Waco, Texas, containing nformation of tbe death of A. V. Robinson, father of Mrs. K. W. Whitmore, Mr. Robinson and wife had gone to Waco some time ago to visit a daughter, Mrs. Sanger, and a letter received tbe day previous to this sad information contained the news that the father and mother were about to return to Sedan. Thus the news was very sudden and a severe shock to Mrs. Whitmore.
Mrs. Whltmore and children left in the afternoon for Coffeyville, where they will join Mr. Whltmore who had gone over there on matters of business. From Ccffeyville Mr. Whltmore and family will go to Lexington, Mo., where Mr. Robinson will be buried.
MR. BERYL A. ROBINSON
Beryl A. Robinson, age 87, of Sedan, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
He was born Sept. 1, 1920 in Moline to E. E. and Myrta Marie (Cunningham) Robinson. He attended and graduated from Moline High School.
On Oct. 5, 1941 he married Norma Jean Copeland in Sedan. In September of 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served until he was honorably discharged in November of 1945. After his discharge from the Army, he started Robinson Tank Cleaning and also owned and operated oil leases until the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean in 2001. He was a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #141 in Sedan, and was a past member of the Sedan Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf and mowing his yard.
He is survived by one daughter, Rose Hutton of Sedan, one brother, Bob Robinson of Baxter Springs, one sister-in-law, Doris Robinson of Grove, Okla., five grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren , and his companion, Margaret Townley of Sedan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, his son John, and one daughter Becky, his parents, one sister, and one brother.
Cremation has taken place and there is no service scheduled at this time. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Sedan Flg Memorial and CRMC Radiation Therapy Building Project these remembrances may be left in care of David W. Barnes Funeral HOme, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
MR. DAYTON J. ROBINSON - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
D. J. Robinson Dies At Vanderhoof Home
Dayton J. Robinson, 63, Cauldwell, Idaho, pased away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Will Vanderhoof of Sedan on July 1.
Mr. Robinson was born February 17, 1892.
He is survived by his wife, Grace, one daughter, Mrs. Nolen Glenn, who is also of Cauldwell; one son, Harold, of Trenton, N. J.; two sisters Mrs. Carl Mills, Sycamore, and Mrs. Will Vanderhoof of Sedan.
Funeral services will be held July 5 at Baird Chapel with the Rev. Hurley A. Low officiating. Burial will be in Crum Cemetery.
MR. JOHN ROBINSON - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
Killed by Lightning
John Robinson, a well known citizen of the county living near Peru, was killed by lightning Sunday while he was returning from town. He was accompanied by his wife, who was also seriously shocked, but it is thought she will recover.
Funeral services for the remains of Mr. Robinson were held at the Methodist church in Peru Tuesday at 10 o'clock, followed by interment in Crum cemetery, in Lafayette township.
MR. LINCOLN F. ROBINSON
Lincoln Fay Robinson, age 91, of Cedar Vale, Kansas died, Thursday, November 30, 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born April 14, 1909 in Newton, MA. His parents were Thomas P. and Ethel Fay Robinson. He married May Borroum November 25, 1930 in Cedar Vale. She preceded him in death January 29, 1982.
He was raised in the Boston, MA area, graduating from Hingham High School. He graduated from Harvard University in the class of 1930.
He had lived in the Cedar Vale area since 1940 and before that in New York and Boston. He was a Rancher in the Cedar Vale area. He was active in community affairs and enjoyed working at the Cedar Vale Museum and Library. He was an accomplished painter and had written several children’s books.
He is survived by his son, Jim Robinson. of Cincinnati, OH, daughter, Margaret Robinson Kennedy of Chicago, IL, brother, Jack Robinson of Bartlett, IL, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Stangi in 1989.
Inurniment of his ashes will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2000, at the Ozro Falls Cemetery near Hewins, KS.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cedar Vale Hospital in his name. Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale is in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH ROBINSON - Submitted by Atcha Nolan
On Feb. 13th death visited our community and claimed one of our most respected neighbors, Mrs. J. W. Robinson. She was a kind, affectionate wife and loving mother. Mrs. Robinson lived and died a Christian woman and during her severe illness she bore her misery without a murmur. Realizing her time on earth was drawing to a close she spent her last hour instructing her husband and children how to lead better lives. The friends and neighbors extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved husband and family.
MR. MARK A. ROBINSON
Mark A. Robinson, 65, of Dexter, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2012 at Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Markís name be made to the Mark Robinson Memorial Fund to benefit Hoyt Overby in Dexter. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.
MRS. NORMA J. ROBINSON
Norma Jean Robinson, age 76, of Peru, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, KS.
Norma was born on May 11, 1924 in Chanute, KS to Clayton and Olive Rose (Spradin) Copeland. She attended schools in Chanute and Moline, Kansas. Norma married Beryl A. Robinson on October 5, 1941 in Sedan.
Norma attended the Methodist Church in Moline and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Sedan. Norma loved fishing and golfing, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Norma is survived by her husband, Beryl A. Robinson, of the home, one daughter, Rose Hutton, Sedan, KS, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Phylis Pemgo, Leota Fuips and Eleanor Mitchel, one daughter, Rebecca Sue Sanders and one son. John Sidney Robinson.
Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Memorials are suggested to the Sedan EMT and to Hospice of Wichita care of the Graves Funeral Home.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Graves Funeral Home of Caney, KS.
MS ROBERTA ROBISON
COFEYVILLE — Roberta Rae Robison, 49, of Coffeyville, formerly of Peru, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Labette County Medical Center in Parsons.
She was born Aug. 25, 1953 in Sedan to John Franklin and Shirley Nettie Robison. She grew up in and attended school in Peru and graduated from Sedan High School in 1971. Following high school, she moved to Coffeyville, when she worked and continued her education becoming a Registered Nurse.
Roberta was employed at the Labette County Medical Center in Parsons for several years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include three children, James Robison, Lewiston, Maine, and twins, Tyron and Tyra Robison, both of the home, five sisters, Eythel Stevenson, Santa Anna, Calif., Shirley Burris, Havana, Kan., Fannie Sleck, Temple, Texas, Ava Fiene, Wichita, Kan. and Victoria Robison-Mayo, Bartlesville, Okla., three brothers, John Robison, Grove, Mo., Robert Robison, Riverside, Calif. and Amos Robison, Peru, Kan., one granddaughter, Avery Kira Robison and special friend, James Boyd, Coffeyville.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in the Peru Cemetery in Peru, Kan. under the direction of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home.
A memorial is being established for the benefit of the children at the Missouri Pacific Credit Union in Coffeyville.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. RUTH ROBINSON
EMPORIA - Ruth (Johnson) Robinson, age 92, of Emporia, Kan., died Dec. 7, 2005 at Presbyterian Manor. She was born Jan. 6, 1913 in Swanton, Neb. to Seldon L. and Ada (Henry) Johnson. As a child, her family moved to a farm near Burden, Kan.
She attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., earning a teaching certificate and taught in the Arkansas City area schools. On May 12, 1935, she married Albert Wayne Robinson, a farmer and rancher in Winfield.
They moved to a farm near Sedan, Kan. and she continued teaching in the Peru and Niotaze schools. When they retired from farming, she worked as a cook at the Sedan City Hospital. Following Mr. Robinson’s death on Dec. 7, 1988, she moved to Olpe,Kan.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her children, Mrs. John (Joan) Markowitz, Olpe, Kan., Mrs. Greg (Jean) Dunkin, Manhattan, Kan., and Marla Robinson, Burden, Kan., two sisters, Marjorie Benson, San Diego, Calif. and Pauline Volimer, Baltimore, Md., one brother, Robert Johnson, Emporia, Kan., eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One brother, John S. “Bud” Johnson preceded her in death.
Cremation has taken place. In accordance with her wishes, private graveside services will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kan.
MRS. SHIRLEY N. ROBISON - Submitted by AFOFG
Shirley N. Robison Services Held
Shirley Nettie Robison, 69, of Peru died at 10:03 Monday morning in Sedan City hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1910 in Kearney, Neb., to John and Lida (Barry) McGhghy.
On Aug. 7, 1930, she married John F. Robison. She lived most of her life in Peru and worked for Sedan Floral 21 years.
She was a member of the Assembly of God church in Peru.
She is survived by her husband, John; seven daughters, Eythel Stevenson of Anaheim, Calif., Shirley Burris of Havana, Fannie Flack of Temple, Tex., Ellen Sammons of Nixon, Tex., Ava Fiene of South Haven, Roberta Robison of Coffeyville and Victoria Schoenfelder of Peru, the latter being a granddaughter who was adopted a s a daughter; three sons, John of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Robert of Bartlesville, Okla., and Amos of Peru; 30 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers Robert McGhghy of Aberon, Nebr. and John of Omaha, Nebr.; two half brothers, Ray Williams of La Junta, Colo., and James Williams of Lexington, Nebr.; three half sisters, Louis Roland of Springfield, Ore., Helen Rapp of Selah, Wash., and Ruth Brandell of Arvada, Colo.
Mrs. Robison was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ralph Eugene, one brother and one sister.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in Graves Memorial Chapel in Caney. Rev. Jim Osburn, pastor of the Peru Assembly of God church, officiated. Interment was in Havana cemetery at Havana.
MRS. MARY E. RODGERS - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Mary Ellen Rodgers 71, of Nowata died Monday morning at her residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Benjamin Funeral Chapel in Nowata with the Rev. Jack Darnell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kan. under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata.
Donations may be made to the 10-33 Emergency Team.
Rodgers was born Oct. 12, 1928 on the Rigdon and Bruen Oil Lease east of Sedan, Kan., to Carl and Ruby (Kennedy) Rodgers. She attended Caney Valley School for eight years and Sedan High School for a year.
She moved with her family to Oklahoma in 1942 and graduated from Alluwe High School in 1945.
Rodgers was employed as an accountant for over 30 years with Treat-Rite Water Labs when it was owned by the Paul and Jerry DeLozier families. She enjoyed reading, travel, genealogy, fishing, boating, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Vern Fink of Nowata: a sister-inlaw, Myrna, of Tulsa: an aunt, Maude Beebe of Eugene, Ore.: 41 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wesley and Ralph: a sister, Wilma: an infant nephew. Baby Boy Fink: two nieces, Anna Samaripa and Holly Schell.
MR. CHARLES L. ROGERS
Charles Leland Rogers passed away on Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He was 88 years of age and a resident of rural Moline.
Leland, as he was known, was born on March 4, 1913 near Cedar Vale to Edwin Albert and Pearl K. (Nelson) Rogers. Later, his mother died leaving his father to raise their three children.
Leland attended school at Cloverdale and also attended the School of the Ozarks before graduating from Cedar Vale High School in 1932. As a young man, Leland had a varied life. He traveled with the wheat harvest with his brother, Edwin, and spent some time in California as a lumberjack and gold prospector.
On March 1, 1943, he married Mable Irene Bolton at Independence, Kansas and they began farming near Grenola, Kansas. Leland was also employed for several years at Martin-Marietta Rock Quarry and Meish Construction as a heavy equipment operator. In 1949, the family moved to a farm five miles south of Moline and began to raise cattle as they acquired more grassland.
Leland took flying lessons at an airfield south of Sedan, Kansas. His children grew up with fond memories of Leland taking them fishing. He was a member of Hope Masonic Lodge #155 at Howard and received his 50 year certificate of membership on January 1, 2000. Leland was a long time member of the Moline United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mable, a son, Charles, Wichita, KS, daughters, Mary Tjaden and her husband, Jake, Byers, KS, Barbara Grimes and her husband, Alvin, Park City, KS, Janie Williams and her husband, Gary, Wichita, KS and Karen Hey, Bartlesville, OK, a sister, Helen Rose, Cedar Vale, KS, five grandchildren, Kelli (Tjaden) Dodson, Rebecca Reed, Michael and Christopher Williams and Matthew Hey and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Alex Dodson. His parents, brother, Edwin, and his son-in-law, William Hey, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the Moline United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Parsons officiating. Wanda Mills was the organist with Judy and David Wolfe singing How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace. Casket bearers were Kelli Dodson, Matthew Hey, Becky Reed, Darin Reed, David Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Van Shaff and Michael Williams. Honorary casket bearers were Alexandra Dodson, Jacob Dodson and Christopher Williams. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Hope Lodge #155 at the Moline Cemetery in Moline, Kansas.
A memorial has been established with the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. Arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.
MR. RALPH L. RODGERS - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Ralph Lawrence Rodgers, 64, a Nowata resident, died 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Osage Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stumpff Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Merlin Mosher of First Church of God officiating. Interment will follow in Winganon Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the 10-33 Emergency Team, 321 E. Cherokee, Nowata, OK 74048.
Casket escorts will be Sam Bellamy, Bill Rodgers, Robert Pattison, George Hughes, Monty Gillman and Richard Walters.
Mr. Rodgers was born on Oct. 31, 1926, at Sedan, Kan., to Carl W. and Ruby D. (Kennedy) Rodgers. He grew up and received his education in Kansas and in Oklahoma. He was a 1944 graduate of Alluwe High School. He entered the United States Navy on May 14. 1944, and received his honorable discharge in 1946. He stayed active in the United States Naval Reserve until 1954. While in the Navy, he received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asistic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and one star, United States Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge button and Honorable Service lapel button. He worked in oil fields for several different oil companies in Oklahoma and Kansas. He was a welder for Coke Engineering in Wichita, Kan., and drove heavy machinery for J. J. Allen in Delaware. He was a member of the Nowata V.F.W.
Surviors include three sons: Eddie Ray Rodgers of Nowata. Billy Carl and Dana Rodgers of Nowata and Jimmy Don Rodgers of Nowata: two sisters: Barbara J. Fink of Nowata and Mary Rodgers of Nowata a sister-In-law, Myrna Rodgers, of Bixby: two grandchildren: Kayla Dawn Rodgers of Nowata and Brittany Michelle Rodgers of Nowata; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded In death by his parents, a sister and a brother.
MRS. RUBY D. RODGERS - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Ruby Delphia Rodgers, 87, a resident of Nowata, died Tuesday morning in the Jane Phillips Episcopal-Memorial Medical Center.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Benjamin Funeral Chapel at Nowata with the Rev. Merlin Mosher officiating. Interment will be in Winganon Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service in Nowata.
Mrs. Rodgers was born March 23, 1904, at Peru, Kan., to Plnkney Kennedy and Julia Buckles. She graduated from Peru High School in Peru, Kan. She married Carl Wesley Rodgers Sr. on Oct. 13, 1921, at Bartlesvllle. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1978.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Lawrence Rodgers of Nowata; two daughters: L.L. (Barbara) Fink of Nowata and Mary Ellen Rodgers of Nowata; eight grandchildren: 12 greatgrandchildren; and eight greatgreat-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Rodgers, in 1943: a son, Carl Wesley Rodgers Jr., on March 4, 1970; three brothers: and one sister. The family suggests that friends who wish may remember the 10-33 emergency team.
MR. BILLY E. ROE
Billy Eugene Roe, 70, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Mo. The son of Lloyd and Vesta (Dillman) Roe was born in Centralia, Ill. The family moved to southeast Kansas, where Billy was actively involved hi school athletics - receiving a scholarship offer to play junior college basketball.
Billy later lived in Overland Park, Kan., working as a pharmaceutical salesman for Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals for most of his working career. He also worked as a bus driver for Laidlaw Transport.
Billy is survived by daughters, Kristi Thomson and husband Brett of Bolivar, Mo., and Dana Anderson of Arrow Rock, Mo.; a sister, Joan Smith of Wichita; 2 grandsons, Ely and Samuel Anderson; and 2 granddaughters, Kelsie and Ashtyn Thomson.
Burial will take place at the American Legion Addition of Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Cremation was under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, Mo.
On November 27, 1948, he married Betty Lou Yarbrough at West Plains, Missouri and to this union was born three sons, Jesse, Jacky and James. Art and Betty moved to Elk Falls, Kansas in 1950, and he was employed by the Rural Electric Association for a brief time. In 1951, Art became a heavy equipment operator for Concrete Materials, which later became Martin-Marietta Aggregates of Moline. Art and Betty moved to Moline in 1961 where he continued working for Martin-Marietta until his retirement in 1987. On December 31, 1992, he entered Elk Manor Nursing Home and remained a resident there until his death.
He was a long time member of the Moline Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his sons, Jesse of Carrollton, Georgia and James of Little River, Kansas; his brothers, Harold, Johnny and Bill of West Plains, Missouri and Hubert of Martell Nebraska, a sister Hazel Ledbetter of West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Jacky, his parents, two brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2002 at the Moline Christian Church with Pastor Ted Smith officiating. Wanda Mills was the organist with Glen Ridgeway and Wanda Lee Mills singing “Amazing Grace” and Lloyd G. Zimmerman singing “How Great Thou Art". The casket bearers were Dennis Hogan, Tom Mills, Richard Moreno, Mike Murphy, Robert Wilson, and Johnny Wilson. Interment was held at the Moline Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Elk Manor Nursing Home Of Moline. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Pioneer Quaker Citizen Passes to His Long Reward Anthony J. Romig, for many years a resident of Monett neighborhood east of Sedan, died at his home there Friday night following a brief illness. The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church in Sedan Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. C. Webb. Music was furnished by a choir composed of Mrs. C. W. Spencer, Mrs. M. C. Webb, H. W. Loomis and Roy Taylor, with Mrs. C. W. Floyd at the piano. Songs were "My Face Looks up to Thee," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," and "Nearer My God to Thee." Neighbors from Monett acted as pall bearers and the remains were interred in Greenwood cemetery beside the body of his deceased wife.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rosanna C. Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Josie Jones of Newcomerstown, Ohio. It is also understood that he has some brothers living. Mrs. Thompson and C. C. Romig of Independence, cousins of the deceased, were the only relatives present at the funeral.
Mr. Romig was a strictly upright citizen and intensely religous. He was a member of the Friends church, and held to that faith throughout his life. His wish to have his burial service conducted by a churchman of that denomination could not be complied with on account of the distance of any organization of that denomination. He was a peculiar character and on that account received much attention as he went through life, much of it in a spirit of levity to be sure, but never malicious or offending, out of respect to his earnest religious nature.
He was born in Pennsylvania on October 22, 1854. He moved from there to Ohio and later to Kansas where he had since resided.
Wills Property to Cemetery Board.
His property, consisting of two farms, are bequeathed in his will to the W. R. C. cemetery board of Sedan, in consideration of that organization looking after his funeral arrangments and final affairs. A reading of the will and investigation of his affairs discloses to the board that inheriting property is not an entirely simple matter. The estate consists of two farms in the east part of the county. On one of them is a mortgage of considerable size. A provision of the will prohibits their disposal for less than $100 per acre, which is an impossible hope. Just how the cemetery board will get around the difficulty and be able to realize something from the estate, will probably require the assistance of the courts to determine.
MR. HAROLD M. ROOT
ELGIN, Kan.- Harold M. Root, age 90, of Elgin, Kan. passed away on Jan. 27, 2004, at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kan. He was born Dec. 25, 1913 in Sapulpa, Okla. to W. E. and Annie Root.
He was a 1944 graduate of Santa Cruz High School in Santa Cruz, Calif. He worked as a Boilermaker and was owner/operator of a number of businesses in the Sedan and Elgin area.
He married Mary Parker in Noel, Mo. on Nov. 30, 1938. She preceded him in death in 1983.
He served in the United States Navy in 1934 and later served in the United States Army in 1945. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge of Sedan, Kan.
He is survived by his son, George Root and his wife, Billie, Wilson, Kan., four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one son, John Root, ten sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the Graves Funeral Home Chapel in Caney, with Pastor Deloris Click and Terry Bryan officiating. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kan.
MR. JOHN E. ROOT
ELGIN, Kan. - John E. Root, 57, of Dewey, Okla., passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 2004, at the Forrest Manor Nursing Home in Dewey, Okla.
John was born Feb. 23, 1946 in Sedan, Kan. to Harold and Mary (Parker) Root. John grew up in the Elgin area. He was a 1964 graduate of Sedan High School.
He worked for years for the Boiler Maker Union out of Coffeyville, Kan. He later was self-employed in the oil business. He was still actively working in Osage County in the oil business until the time of his illness.
He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles.
He is survived by one brother, George Root, Wilson, Kan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary.
His father, Harold Root, passed away on Jan. 27. A double funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the Graves Funeral Home Chapel in Caney, Kan., with Terry Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.
Memorial contributions may be given to Forrest Manor Nursing Home, Box 280, Dewey, OK 74029 in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be left with the funeral home.
Graves Funeral Home of Caney, Kan. was in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. HELEN A. ROSE
Helen Amelia Rose, 91, of Cedar Vale, passed away May 15, 2009, at Sedan City Hospital. Services were Tuesday afternoon at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. Burial was in the Caneyville Cemetery, north of Cedar Vale on Road 2.
A memorial has been established with the Chautauqua County 4-H where she was a leader for several years and the American Cancer Society, as she was a cancer survivor. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Mrs. Rose was born April 22, 1918, in Cedar Vale, to Edwin Albert Rogers and Pearl Kansas Nelson. Her mother died when she was just 18 months old, and she went to live with her grandmother Nelson until she was eight.
When her grandfather Rogers died in 1926, her grandmother Rogers came to live with her son Bert, his two sons and daughter, Helen. Helen became the lady of the house when she was about 13.
Helen graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1936. She took one year of nurse's training at St. Mary's in Winfield, then earned her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teachers College. She taught in area country schools for the next 20 years, including Prairie Center, Wolf Creek, Boston, Cloverdale, Prairie Eagle and Grenola. During many of these years, especially summers, she was taking classes from Southwestern College in Winfield and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 196.1. She taught elementary school and art in Haysville until her retirement in 1981.
Helen married Clyde V. Shaft on July 19,1941. They had two children. Clyde died June 30,1964. She married Ollen Foster on Dec. 19, 1984. He died Dec. 22, 1986.
In 1987, Helen moved into Cedar Vale from the homestead 10 miles north of Cedar Vale.
She and Everett Rose married Jan. 26, 1991. Everett died March 25,1998.
She was a master gardener and always had a showcase of beautiful flower beds. She voluntarily planted and maintained beds downtown and at the Methodist Church for many years. She also enjoyed dancing, bird watching and traveling, but most of all, her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Edwin in 1989, and Leland in 2001.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Kill, Sedan, and son, Van Shaff, and wife, Susan, Cedar Vale; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
MR. J. M. ROSE
Died.-J. M. Rose, near Chautauqua, aged 73 years. The friends of deceased have the sympathy of the community.
MR. CLAUDE MURLE ROSS, JR.
Funeral services for Claude Murle Ross, Jr., of Peru, Kansas were held Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 11:00a.m. in the chapel of the McCafferty-Bolick-Green Funeral Home in Tonkawa, OK. Burial followed in the 1.0.0.F. Cemetery. Mr. Ross passed away Monday, February 18, 2002, at the age of 90 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Sedan, KS.
Claude Murle Ross, Jr. was born January 21, 1912 at Kiefer, Oklahoma in Creek County to Claude Murle and Nola (Hendershot) Ross, Sr. He attended grade school at Osage Hills School in Creek County and high school at Shidler, later graduating from Three Sands in Kay County, OK. After finishing high school, Claude began working in the oil industries.
On October 17, 1936, Claude married Martha Margaret Sills at Perry, OK. They were parents of two sons, Don and Gary, both deceased.
Mr. Ross spent his entire adult life in oil related industries, eventually going into business for himself in Tonkawa, OK. In 1955, Claude and Martha purchased pasture and farmland in the Jonesburg Valley of Chautauqua County in Kansas, where he spent the remainder of his life, along with maintaining his Oil Bit business in Tonkawa. Claude held memberships in the Boy Scouts, Masonic Lodge and in the early 1950's, was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ for the remainder of his life.
Many of his later years were spent enjoying hobbies by raising cattle, hunting, fishing and improving pastures, restoring his homestead and acreage on Middle Hickory Creek and all around the Artesian Well near Jonesburg, KS.
Claude is survived by six grandsons, Mike, Terry, Russell, Tom, Todd and Tony Ross and one granddaughter. Sandra Ladd. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Virginia Hart and Darla Moycr. Besides his two sons, he was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Martha, and two brothers, Harry and Kenneth.
Casket bearers were Russell Gott, Eddie McCauley, Darrell McCauley, John Perrier, Barry Gott and Mike Perrier. Memorials in his honor may be given to the Jonesburg Valley Church, in care of First National Bank of Sedan, 101 W. Main, Sedan, KS 67361.
Services and interment were under the direction of the McCafferty-Bolick-Green Funeral Home of Tonkawa, OK.
MRS. FERN E. ROSS
MOLINE, Kan. - Fern Elizabeth Ross passed away on Friday, April 9, 2004, at the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline, Kan. She was 89 years of age. Fern was born on Sept. 13, 1914 at Belknap, Kan. to Jessie O. and Hattie (Shuckers) Stewart. She attended country schools and graduated from Sedan High School.
Fern began teaching in Chautauqua County, Kan. at an early age and taught in rural schools for several years. On Oct. 10, 1938, she married Albert J. Ross and they made their home in New York City during most of their lives. After the death of Mr. Ross on June 7, 1978, Fern returned to Kansas and lived in Sedan to be near her sister, Letitia Mundy. Fern has been a resident of the Elk Manor Nursing Home since December of 1984.
She is survived by her nieces, Dorothy Langley Talbot, Overland Park, Kan., Marjorie Cooper, Cedar Vale and Elizabeth Kerr, Coffeyville and several other nieces, nephews and cousins including Stuart Jensen, Darwin Jensen, Enid “Judy” Trenhoim and Regina Jensen Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Floyd Stewart, and two sisters, Enid Jensen and Letitia “Lettie” Mundy.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Belknap Cemetery in Belknap, Kan., with Pastor Robin Haines of the Flint Hills Assembly of God in Howard officiating.
A memorial has been established with the Elk Manor Nursing Home in Moline. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MRS. R. M. ROSS
Died - At her home in Harrison township; November 11, 1892, Mrs. Ross, wife of R. M. Ross, aged 77 years: seventy-seven years! What joys and sorrows; what sunshine and shadows were these years laden with! Now all is rest after all,"among all the blessings bestowed upon man by the Great Giver of blessings, not the least is - death. Death? There is no death. Tis but the laying down of our burdens. After labor cometh rest."
MR. RALPH E. ROSS, JR. - Submitted by Ilene Mullendore Butler
Ralph B. Ross, Jr., 65, of Topeka, Kansas, died Friday, June 11, 1993, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was born March 20, 1928, in Sedan, Kansas, to Ralph and Eva May (Morrow) Ross. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad.
In 1960, he and Dorothy Lee Galyardt were united in marriage n Hollywood, California. They were later divorced.
Survivors include one son, David Ralph Ross of California: one Brother, John E. Ross of Cordova, Tennessee: and one sister, Gloria Brosius of Pearblossom, California.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, 1993, at 10:00 a.m., in the Graves-Baird Chapel, Sedan, Kansas. Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery, Sedan. Rev. Susan Montgomery officiated. Graves-Baird Funeral Home, Sedan, was n charge of arrangements.
A memorial in his name has been established with the Center For 3asic Cancer Research, KSU, Manhattan, Kansas.
MR. THOMAS J. ROSS
Died - Thomas J. Ross, of near Niotaze on Tuesday Feb. 17, of measles.
MISS VITA ROSS
DEATH OF VITA ROSS
Passed Away Saturday After a Brief Illness.
Miss Vita Ross died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ross in the Southwest part of the city, last Saturday morning, she had been sick only a short time and her death came as a shock to her family and friends. Miss Ross had been working at Caney and came home sick about three or four weeks ago. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was born on February 22, 1887, at Wauanta, and was 22 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
The funeral was held at the home early Sunday morning. Itev. Wakem of the Baptist church conducted the service after which the body was taken to Belknap cemetery, northwest of Waunta for burial.
DARLENE CARTER ROUNTREE
Darlene Carter Rountree passed away December 6, 2000 at Grove, Oklahoma. A memorial service was held Monday, December 11, 2000, at the Christian Church in Grove at 2:00 p.m.
Darlene Carter Rountree is a sister of "Jack" John C. Carter, 964 Overland Road, Sedan, KS 67361.
MRS. ANGELINE M. ROWE
Angeline “Angy” Madeline Rowe, 92 of Sedan passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan.
Angy was born on Sept. 17, 1920, in Ralston, Neb., to Michael and Teresa (Pagana) Fucinaro. She married Paul L. Rowe in 1944 where they made their home in Sedan.
She worked for Dr. Melvin Rees D.C., in his chiropractor office for many years and traveled the world as a member of the ISHO and SORSI groups as she learned and taught many people using this method of chiropractic work.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Rowe on Nov. 29, 2004. Angy was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church. She sang in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the St. Agnes Guild, Lions club, Chamber of Commerce, VFW Auxillary, Rebekah Lodge, ISHO, and SORSI. She also helped with Boy Scouts and volunteered at the Emmett Kelly Museum. In addition, she was active in numerous social and civic functions.
She is survived by one son, Michael Rees of Fort Wayne, Ind., and one daughter Deborah Lamb of Kentucky; three sisters, Louise Galloway of Omaha, Neb., Loretta Gomez of Omaha, Neb., and Nancy Rembolt of Arizona; grandchildren: Nathan, Brandon, Darron, Kristen, Austin, Heather, Anne Marie, Sara Grace, Kennedy, Payton, Cameron, and Megan; and great-grandchildren: Dawson, Nate, and Savanna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and three sisters.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sedan with Father Marcus Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan.
Memorials have been suggested to Epiphany Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund or the VFW Auxiliary 6373 and contributions may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.
To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MISS DOROTHY ROWE - Submitted by Charlotte Lamb Bennett
Dorothy Elizabeth Rowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Rowe of Niotaze, was born October 13, 1912; died November 24, 1914, aged 2 years; 1 month and 16 days.
Little Dorothy had been ill some two weeks, nothing that human skill could do, relieved her. Funeral services were held Monday conducted by Rev. J. B. Brown of the M. E. church.
Interment was in Fairview cemetery, Niotaze. The early departure of that sweet baby is deeply mourned by father, mother, brothers and sister and many other relatives and friends.
MR. PAUL ROWE
SEDAN - Paul Lewis Rowe, 88, of Sedan, Kan. died Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
He was born Nov. 16, 1916 at Winfield, Kan., one of 16 children born to Rural Albert and Mabel (Fisher) Rowe. He grew up in the Winfield area on the family farm, receiving his elementary education at Rose Valley Dist. 40 School before attending and graduating from Winfield High School.
Paul was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army from August 1942, until receiving an honorable discharge in March 1946.
On Sept. 22, 1944, he married Angy Fucinaro at Winfield, Kan. Following his discharge, Paul was in the cattle business for several years, and then worked for the Chautauqua County Road Department as a mechanic before going to work as a mechanic for Dutch Warring Chevrolet and later for Bill Moore Chevrolet, both in Sedan. Later Paul worked in the maintenance department at Sedan City Hospital until retiring in 1986. Paul worked continuously for the Sedan Senior Citizens Center and the V.F.W.
He was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sedan, a lifetime member of American Legion Post #141 and V.F.W. Post #6373, both in Sedan.
Survivors include his wife, Angy, of the home in Sedan, two Godchildren, Mike Rees and Deborah (Rees) Miska; grandchildren, Nathan, Brandon, Darron, Kristen and Austin Rees and Sarah Grace Miska and Annmane Miska; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sedan, with The Reverend Barbara K. Bloxsom officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan with military honors by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Ft. Riley, Kan.
Friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
The family suggests memorials to the Epiphany Episcopal Church and V.F. W. Post #6373 and contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
On May 10, 1938, he married Mable Grace Sprague at Sedan, and to this union were born three daughters, Joan Elda, Mildred and Ethel. He was a devoted husband and father, and was a farmer and stockman in the Longton and Elk City area throughout his life. Grace preceded him in death on June 7,1980.
On Feb. 22,1982, he married Ruth Osborn at Springfield, Colo. They made their home on the farm northwest of Elk City until moving to Longton in 1987. George has been a resident of the Elk Manor Nursing Home at Moline since January of this year. He was a long time member of the Longton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Longton; his daughters, Jean Elda Miller of Lee's Summit, MO. Mildred Beiter and her husband Jim of Coffeyville and Ethel Holloway and her husband Tom of Elkhart, Ind, his stepdaughter, Lyneva Bryan and her husband Steve of Herington, Kan.; his sister, Edith Sprague of Shawnee, Kan.; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; his parents; two brothers, Hugh and Darrell and a sister, Lois Harris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Longton United Methodist Church with Pastor Burt Santee officiating. Joan Baughman was the pianist with Licia Nichols singing "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross". The casket bearers were Jim Beiter, Tim Cook, Roger Graves, Tom Holloway, Travis Miller and Bill Sprague. Interment was held at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.
A memorial has been established with the Longton United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. The funeral arrangements were made with the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
MRS. DEBORAH S. RUDZITIS - Submitted by Billy L. Pate-Smith
Deborah Sue Akin - Rudzitis
November 16, 1946 - March 28, 2000
Debby was born at Winfield, KS, the daughter of Donald Winton Akin and Thelma , who lived in Sedan, KS. She was their first child. This was during a short period of time between when Donald left the Navy and then joined the Army Air Corps.
At the time of Debby's death she was married to "Rudy" Rudzitis who survives her. Also, she is survived by her mother, Thelma; sister Laurie; two brothers, Barry and Bob; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and many friends. Debby was preceded in death by her father, Donald, who was born and raised in Hewins, KS.
Debby will always be remembered for her outstanding mind and her devoted work in the United States Army.
MRS. ALTA M. RUNYAN
Alta M. (Keeler) Runyan, 78, of Winfield. went to walk with her Lord, Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16. Interment took place at tho Belknap Cemetery, northeast of Cedar Vale.
Memorials have been established in Alta's name for Oxford Christian Church. Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Victory in the Valley. Contributions may be made through Miles FunoraJ Service, P.O. Box 720, 4001 E. 9th, Winfield, KS 67156.
MR. LARRY K. RUNYON
Larry Keith Runyon, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born January 23, 1938 in Sedan to Paul and Lorene (McNown) Runyon.
Larry was a well known and influential turf specialist with more than 53 years in the golf industry. In 2011, he authored the book, "Keeper of the Greens", in which he comically detailed some of his life experiences during his interesting career in golf. He was an inventor with more than eight patents, pioneering advancements in turf and agricultural plant health and growth. His loved ones feel fortunate to have had him around after a heart transplant in 2003 and will dearly miss this unique man.
He is preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother Lorene Runyon of Sedan; his wife Sue Runyon of the home; daughters Rhonda Runyon Payton and husband Dave of Labadie, Mo. and Robin Runyon-Engle and husband Tom of El Paso, Texas; son Larry Paul Runyon of Las Cruces; and sister Marilyn Alford of Sibley, La.
A viewing and services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8 at La Paz-Grahams Funeral Home Chapel in Las Cruces. A memorial has been established at the Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California, Attention: Michael Mayne, 1975 Zonal Avenue Building KAM 300, Los Angeles, CA 90033. To sign the guest book, log onto www.lapaz-grahams.com.
MRS. BETTY J. RUSSELL
EL DORADO - Betty J. Russell, 79, of El Dorado, Kan., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.
She was born Oct. 23, 1926, at Independence to Carl and Mary Alice (Dyer) Walter.
Betty grew up in the Sedan area where she attended school graduating from Sedan High School. Following high school she attended Southwestern College in Winfield for two years.
On May 23, 1947, she married Noel Russell at Sedan. Following their marriage they made their home in the Sedan and Longton area until moving to El Dorado in 1950. Betty was employed by the City of El Dorado for 20 years retiring in 1987. Noel preceded her in death on April 26, 1999.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in El Dorado.
Survivors include two first cousins, Donald Dyer of China Springs, Texas, and A.F. “Pete” and Joan Dyer of Caney; and numerous relatives and friends.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006. in the Casement Cemetery west of Sedan.
Friends signed the register book on Monday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
Memorials are requested to The Hollow in Sedan or the scholarship fund at Sedan High School, Elk Valley High School in Longton, or El Dorado High School. Contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 North Douglas, Sedan, KS 67361.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. NELLIE P. RUSSELL
Nellie P. Russell, 89, of Winfield, Kan., passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Winfield RestHaven.
Nellie Russell was born on Aug. 30, 1920 in Rome, Kan. to Raymond C. and Eunice (Munyon) Scott. She attended school in both South Haven and Argonia, Kan., graduating from Argonia High School in 1938. She then completed cosmetology school in Arkansas City, Kan. Nellie later owned and operated a beauty shop for many years before retiring in 2000.
She was united in marriage to Charles Crum in 1943 in Bakersfield, Calif. The couple lived in Elgin and Sedan, Kan.
On January 7, 1984, Nellie married Vernon Lee Roy Russell in Winfield. The couple made their home in Winfield and enjoyed traveling to many states visiting with family and friends. Nellie also enjoyed reading and walking. She was a faithful member of the First Christian Church where she was actively involved in various women's groups and enjoyed helping with the annual bazaars. She was also involved in several community service projects.
In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Scott and her sister, Eleanor Egy.
Okla.; Duane Waller of Pawhuska, Okla.; Debbie and Larry Kirchner of Sedan; David and J. Waller of Sedan; one half- brother, Charles Tayrien of Okesa, Okla.; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a niece, Mary and husband Gene Threadg-ill of Alma, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Elgin, with Earl Tresner of Peru officiating. Military Rites will be performed by the United States Navy Honor Guard. To view the entire obituary online or to leave a message for the family, visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of ar-rangements. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roy; sons Galen Crum and his wife Sara of Tampa, Kan. and Keith Crum and his wife Debbie of Mansfield, Ga.; daughter Karen K. Proctor and her husband Bob of Wichita, Kan.; stepson Dale Russell and his wife Kay of Winfield; step-daughters Sheryl Pilkington and her husband Charles of Winfield, Joyce VanArsdale and her husband Bob of Albuquerque, N.M and Diane Ward and her husband Russ of Warrensburg, Mo.; brothers Eldon Scott and his wife Tina of Tulsa, Okla., Edwin Scott and his wife Phyllis of Claremont, Fla. and Gerald Scott and his wife Barbara of Wichita; sisters Doris Keifer and her husband Bob of Valley Center, Kan., Marian Coffman and her husband James or Yukon, Okla. and Donna Fowler and her husband Milt of Wichita; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kechi Township Cemetery in Kechi, Kan. Friends my call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that evening.
Memorials have been established in Nellie's name at the First Christian Church in Winfield and the American Heart Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. 4001 E 9th Avenue, Winfield, KS 67156 620-221-1111.
MR. MARTIN L. RUTHERFORD
WINFIELD, Kan. - Martin L. Rutherford, 65, of Winfield, Kan. passed away on Monday evening, Dec. 22, 2003, at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield.
Born on Jan. 15, 1938 in Winfield, Kan. he was the son of Ray L. and Theora (Sowers)Rutherford. Following graduation, he enlisted in the National Guard. He served in the United States Air Force from Oct. 18, 1958 until May 31, 1960.
He was united in marriage to Sheila Moore on Dec. 30, 1963 in Belton, Mo. The couple made their home in Winfield. Shortly after their marriage, he was employed for Howard Dittmore as a mason. In 1964, he began employment for Peabody Gordan and Piatt as a spray painter. In 1972, he went to work for Rodeo Meat Packing in Arkansas City, where he was a ham boner until its closing in 1981. He then began delivering newspapers for the Winfield Courier, Ark City Traveler and the Wichita Eagle and was a delivery man at the time of his death.
Martin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winfield, where he had served on the Board of Education. He was also a member of the Kiwanis, a volunteer for the Winfield Isle of Lights, chairman of CROP Walk and president of the Winfield High School class of 1956. He was instrumental in organizing the MDA telethons in Winfield.
His hobbies included his family, bowling, softball, crafts and playing Santa Claus.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of the home, son, Martin R. Rutherford, II and his wife, Daleen, Sedan, Kan., daughters, Theorann (Kim) Rutherford, Dexter, Kan. and Michelle McBride, Winfield, Kan., his parents, Ray L. and Theora Rutherford, Winfield, Kan., brothers, Henry Rutherford and Kenneth Rutherford, both of Winfield, Kan., and Cecil Rutherford, Wichita, Kan., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Military committal services followed at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Kan.
Memorials have been established in Mr. Rutherford’s name for the Winfield Isle of Lights and the Dexter Cemetery Overlook Project. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service, Box 270, Wintield, KS 67156.
out of state MR. CARDIN RUTLEDGE
Cardin Rutledge, 74, of Millerton, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at his home.
Cardin was born April 27, 1934, in Elgin, to the late Frank Rutledge and Lela Rutledge. He graduated from Sedan High School in 1952. He married Virginia Belvin on June 20, 1954 in Sedan.
Survivors include Cardin's wife, Virginia of the home; two sons, Gene Rutledge of Headlton, Okla. and Randy Rutledge of Morrisville, N.C.; two daughters, Darla Walls of Rufe, Okla. and Carla Winters of Stillwater, Okla. Also, a brother, Jack Rutledge of Sedan and a sister, Aneta Dilley of Sedan. He left behind 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Rutledge in May of 2003. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Valliant, Okla. Burial took place at Wheelock in Millerton, Okla.
MRS. MARY L. RUTTER
CEDAR VALE, Kan. - Mary Lois (Oliver) Rutter, 64, of Cedar Vale, Kan. died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Cedar Vale Community Hospital in Cedar Vale.
Mary Lois Oliver was born July 3, 1939 near Cedar Vale to Woodrow and Fanny (Dale) V Oliver. She attended schools in Cedar Vale and married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd W. “Bill” Rutter at Wellington, Kan. on July 6, 1957. They had two children, Roger and Darla. Lois lived most of her life in the Cedar Vale area. She worked 15 years at the Short Stop and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She served the Lord in many ways, she enjoyed spending her time caring for and helping others, especially helping children and taking care of the elderly. Lois was a wonderful nurse and always knew how to make you feel better.
One of her greatest joys was her grandsons. She would drive miles to watch one of them play in a ballgame or help them with any project they might be working on.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Oliver. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home in Cedar Vale; one son, Roger, Cedar Vale; one daughter Darla Buck, Kingfisher, Okla.; three grandsons, one brother, Jerry Oliver, Derby, Kan.; one sister, Marjorie Epperson, Phoenix, Ariz.; other relatives and many friends.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale with Rev. Stanley Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Friends may caLL Wednesday 1-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale, Kan.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church in Cedar Vale or the charity of the donors choice, contributions may be left with the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. BETTY F. RYAN
Betty Fern Ryan was born Dec. 6, 1923 at Wellington Kan. to Earl Ryan and Cora (Dennis) Ryan. She departed this life on Nov. 5, 2005 at Devine, Texas at the age of 81.
Betty grew up in the Wellington and Augusta areas, graduating from Augusta High school in 1941. She and Ebbert G. (EG) Powers were united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1942 in Wichita Kan. They made their home in several areas, including Kansas, Alabama, Texas and were former residents of Jonesburg and Niotaze in Chautauqua County.
Betty was a former secretary at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mobile Ala., Highland Hills Christian Church in San Antonio, Texas and The First United Methodist Church in Devine, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lesley Ryan, and a sister, Blanche McLain.
Betty is survived by her husband, EG Powers, of the home, two sons, Jarard G. Powers and wife April, and Ronald E. Powers, all of Devine Texas, a brother, Bob E. Ryan, and wife Helen, Viola, Kan., and a sister, Maxine Fein, and husband, James, Lenexa, Kan., five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a number of relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted on Nov. 12, 2005 at the Viola Cemetery, Viola, Kan., with the Rev. Shirley Barnum of the Viola Presbyterian Church officiating.
The service arrangements were by the Ebersole Mortuary of Conway Springs, Kan. A memorial has been established with The American Cancer Society.
MRS. JEAN J. RYAN
Jean Jane Ryan, 85, of Tulsa, Okla., former of Sedan, Kan., passed away on May 2, 2003 in Tulsa.
She was born April 6, 1918 in Allawe, Okla. to Philip Andrew and Myrtle Boarts, also formerly of Sedan. She was married to Bernard H. Ryan, who preceded her in death December of 1976. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Phil Grove, Tulsa, Okla., Aleda Stevens and Craig, Collinsville, Okla., Larry Ryan, Scottsville, Ky., Cindy Beesley and husband, Dan, Beggs, Okla, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services and burial was held on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.
Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee, Okla. conducted the services.
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