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Joseph Michael "Joe" Ames, 79, passed away June 18, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born February 17, 1939 in Winfield, Kansas, the son of Arthur Mahlon Ames and Juanita Irene (Hodge) Ames.

Joe graduated from Emporia State University in 1973 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  He started his career with Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, but his true calling was with the State of Kansas as a Social Worker, devoting 30 years of service.

Joe had a love of music and singing.  He was the worship leader at the United Methodist Church for numerous years and continued his singing at Howard Twilight Manor and Pleasant Valley Manor on a weekly basis.  He provided so much joy to the residents and staff.

Joe was a man who never knew a stranger and always had a smile on his face.  He overcame great obstacles in his life and continued to always have a sweet spirit about him.  He was a blessing to all those he came in contact with.  He was a very proud father and grandfather and never failed to always remind them how proud he was.  The legacy he leaves behind will always be remembered and cherished.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sharon Higley Ames of the home in Moline, Kansas; his daughter, Julie Ames McElroy; his son, Michael Ames; granddaughters, Alexa McElroy, Amanda McElroy Stoafer, Ashlynn McElroy, and Ciera Ames Wilson; grandson, Jake Ames; great-grandchildren, Elijah Rodriquez, Ezra McElroy, and Gracie McElroy.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Mahlon "Skeet" and Juanita Irene Ames,  and his brothers, Robert "Bob" Ames and Mahlon "Red" Ames.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00 .m. at the funeral home with Pastor Susan Galvan officiating.  Burial will follow in Moline City Cemetery in Moline, Kansas.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to either the Moline United Methodist Church or the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home and may be left with or mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 which is entrusted with service arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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Bradley Lynn "Brad" Felter of Eureka, Kansas, passed away on June 5, 2018 at his home.  He was born December 12, 1958 in Eureka, the son of Leonard Clyde and Betty Mae (Robinson) Felter.

Brad was raised in Eureka, attending local schools and graduating from Eureka High School with the Class of 1976.  Following graduation, Brad attended Butler County Community College for two years.  Upon completion of his education, Brad was united in marriage to Michelle Ferguson.  To this marriage, a daughter, Lindsey Michelle, was born.  The marriage later ended in divorce.  On October 4, 1991, Brad was united in marriage to Teresa Arlene Walker in Miami, Oklahoma.  They made their home in Girard, Kasns before moving to Eureka in 2011.

Brad worked at Huebner Motors in Pittsburg, Kansas as a sales manager, working his way up to become general manager at Joplin Toyota where he worked until he retired.  He loved to fish, hunt, golf, and spend time on amateur photography.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Brad is survived by his wife, Teresa of the home; a daughter, Lindsey Michelle Gongaware of Surprise, Arizona; four grandchildren, Carson Dann, Cayleb Dann, Cielyn Dann, and Carrigan Dann of Surprise, Arizona who knew him as "Papa Egg"; two sisters, Deanna Funk of Eureka, Kasns and Brenda and husband, Jim Martin of Waco, Texas; and one brother, Gregory and wife, Kathy Felter of Scammon, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Koup Family Funeral Home in Eureka, Kansas with interment to follow at Piedmont Cemetery in Piedmont, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Eureka EMT or to the American Cancer Society.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home., P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 6 7045 which is overseeing funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.koupfunerals.com.

(taken from the Koup Family Funeral Home website)

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Delbert Vearl Forcum of Piedmont, Kansas, passed away on June 9, 2018 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kansas at the age of 92.  He was born on June 15, 1925 near Piedmont, Kansas, the son of Otto Vearle and Grace Laura (Bland) Forcum.

Delbert was raised in Piedmont and graduated from Piedmont High School.  After his schooling, he was drafted into the United States Army and served over two years in Hawaii during World War II with honor and dignity.  After his discharge, he returned to Piedmont where he ranched and farmed.  He later began driving an oil truck for Beaumont Drilling and Berentz Oil.  He drove a truck for his brother's company, Forcum's Trucking as well.

On September 16,1986, Delbert was united in marriage to Lois Edgar in Howard, Kansas.  They made their home in Piedmont, and Delbert raised his stepson.  Delbert was a member of the Beaumont Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712, and the Otter Creek township board trustee.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Lois of the home, stepson, James E. Barr of Americus, Kansas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his brother, Otto "Dale"Forcum of Eureka, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepdaughter, Lisa Ann Franklin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Beaumont Christian Church in Beaumont, Kansas with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating.  Interment will follow at Star Cemetery in Piedmont, Kansas.  Military honors are being provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712.  Online condolences may be left for the family at koupfunerals.com.    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712 or to the Beaumont Christian Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, Kansas 67045 which is overseeing arrangements. 

(taken from the Koup Family Funeral Home website)

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Obituaries / ANDERSON, Mary Ruth - b. May 13, 1945 - d. June 8, 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:10:21 am »
Mary Ruth Anderson, 73, retired Dean of Health Services at Wichita Area Technical College in Wichita, Kansas, passed away in Wichita on Friday, June 8, 2018.  She was born on May 13, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas,  the daughter of Irving Samuel and Leah Belle (Hebb) Anderson.

Mary Ruth graduated from Howard High School in Howard, Kansas in 1963.  After high school, she attended Marion College in Marion, Indiana, majoring in Biology and Secondary Education.  She graduated in May 1967.  She then taught Sciences at Howard High School for four years, realizing after four years that being a high school teacher wasn't for her.  In June 1971, she entered Medical Technology School at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, graduating one year later.  During this time, she met her longtime companion, Roger Bryning.

Mary then worked in the lab and blood bank at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for 11 years.  The last three years of this career, she also worked in the Department of Education and taught medical technology students from Wichita State University.  After leaving Wesley, she went to Wichita Area Vocational Technical School as the director of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program for five years.  During this time,  she earned her Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University.  She returned to a reference laboratory for a short two years and then worked at Wichita Area Technical College in a number of positions in the Health Sciences Division.  At the time of her retirement in 2007, she had held the position of Dean of the Health Sciences for six years. 

Mary's mother began teaching her to sew when she was four years old.  Mary had finished her first quilt by the age of 11.  Sewing remained her favorite hobby right up until her death.  She especially enjoyed sewing doll clothes and was a member of the Wichita Antique Doll Study Club,  currently serving as their treasurer.  Mary also enjoyed traveling with many friends over the years and loved going to doll shows and workshops.  She was a member of the Westside Freewill Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas and enjoyed teaching every Tuesday. 

Mary is preceded in death by her companion, Roger Bryning and her parents, Irving and Leah Anderson.  Survivors include her many friends and cousins. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kansas.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Westside Freewill  Baptist Church, 3310 W. MacArthur, Wichita, Kansas.  Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas.    A memorial has been established with Westside Freewill Baptist  Church.  Condolences may be shared at www.CozineMemorial.com.  Services have been entrusted to Broadway Mortuary of Wichita, Kansas.

(taken from the Broadway Mortuary website)

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Sharlyn Kaye McAlister, age 71, of Moline, Kansas, passed away June 5, 2018 at her home.  She was born on August 16, 1946 in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of Gerald Eugene and Betty Lorene (Ward) McAlister.

Sharlyn was a graduate of Moline High School Class of 1964.  She worked during her life for the Moline Nursing Home as a cook.  She enjoyed working with Friendship Meals of Moline.  In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and taking care of her home.

Survivors include her sister, Connie L. Hey and husband, Merle of Moline, Kansas; nephew, Brad Hey and wife, Julie and son, Sutton; and niece, Dala Ramsey and husband, James and their daughter, Kayla Frazier and husband, Joe and their daughter, Harper.  Sharlyn was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has been requested.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to Friendship Meals of Moline and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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Waldo E. "Walt" Gray passed away on May 31, 2018 at the age of 76 in Colorado from cancer.  He was born on September 29, 1941 in Eureka, Kansas to Jack and Rosie Gray of Howard, Kansas. 

Waldo's very early childhood was spent in Howard, and then the family moved to Independence, Missouri in 1946 after his father returned from military service during World War II.  He graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence in 1959 and then graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with an accounting major.  He continued on at Missouri State University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1981.

Waldo enlisted in the United States Army as a Private during the height of the Vietnam  War and served eighteen months at Coffat Compound and Tan Son Nhut Air Base in that theater.  He also served three years active duty in Heidelberg, Germany and eighteen months in Bangkok, Thailand and stateside in Missouri.  Additional assignments were at Fort Ord, California, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Harrison, Indiana.  In 1975, he was employed in a civilian capacity by the Air Force Accounting and Finance Office at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.  While employed at McConnell AFB, he was the commander of the 368th Finance Section, an Army reserve unit in Wichita, Kansas.  In 1980, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked for the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center at Lowry Air Force Base.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel by the time he retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2001.  At the time of his civilian retirement in 2002, he was employed by the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Denver office.  He and his wife both retired from this office on the same day in 2002. 

Waldo and Chun Y. "June" Kang were married in July 1981 in Boulder, Colorado.  He had a lifetime interest in history and railroading and was a longtime member of the Kansas State Historical Society and several local historical societies in southeast Kansas.  He was a historical contributor to two Kansas newspapers, writing a number of articles for each.  At the time of his death, he was a prolific contributor to a web site commemorating the history of Independence, Missouri as well as being a moderator and contributor to a historical website commemorating Elk County, Kansas. 

Waldo and June resided in Centennial, Colorado at the time of his death.  Besides his wife, June, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Diane M. Cannon of Denver, Colorado and one sister, Connie Rockstad of Concrete, Washington,  His father passed away in 2006 and his mother in 2013.  A funeral service will be held on June 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary and Cemetery in Centennial, Colorado.  Burial will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. 

(taken from the Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery website)

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Clifford I. Jones, 92, of Eureka, Kansas, passed away May 20, 2018 at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.  He was born on August 25, 1925 in Fall River, Kansas, the son of Grover Cleveland and Tena Ellen (Wormington) Jones.

After school, Clifford joined the United States Coast Guard and served during World War II.  After he returned, he worked as a carpenter and also as the Greenwood County Undersheriff for several years.  On April 27, 1949 in El Dorado, Kansas, Clifford married Nadine Book.  Clifford and Nadine were married for 69 years.

Clifford was known for his yard art work.  He was a member of the VFW, Masons, and the Kansas Peace Officers Association.,  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Including all of his hobbies, Clifford's main enjoyment was his family and grandchildren.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Nadine of the home; his daughter, Sharon Eade of Eureka, Kansas; his son, Don Jones and wife, Frankie of Douglass, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Marlin Wayne Jones, Donna Aliene Foulke, and Roger Dean Jones; brothers, Eldon Jones, Clayton Jones, Eugene Jones, and Ray Jones; and sisters, Wilm Jean Staus and Wanda Ruth Lee.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.  Burial will be held in South Lawn Cemetery in Severy, Kansas.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to the Kansas Peace Officers and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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Gary Charles Hunt, 77, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Willian Newton Hospital in Winfield.  Born April 25, 1941 in El Dorado, Kansas, he was the son of Chester Lawrence "Chet' and Alta Earlene (Blaine) Hunt.

Gary was raised in and received his early education in El Dorado and Sedan, Kansas and attended high school in Geuda Springs, Kansas, graduating from Geuda Springs High School in 1959.  As a young man,  Gary worked for various farmers during the summers, helped the janitor at the high school, and drove a school bus.  He later worked for Geuda Springs Feed Mill and the Texaco Service Station in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  In the early 1960s, he began working for John Morrell Meat Packing Plant in Arkansas City, Kansas where he remained for over twenty years. 

Gary was united in marriage to Sheryl Ann "Termite" Renner on February 26, 1990 in Winfield,  Kansas.  The couple made their home in Winfield, and Gary worked for Haslouer Pulled Hereford Ranch in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  He then worked for Schuster's Lawn and Garden before becoming an Assistant Manager at Home Lumber in Winfield.  He retired from Home Lumber in 2005.

Gary was  a member of AFL-CIO Meat Packers Union, the NRA, Bass Masters North American Fishing Club, and Good Sam Camping Club.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in the yard, and just being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl (Renner) Hunt of Winfield, Kansas; his son, Michael Allen(Jackie) Hunt of Arkansas City, Kansas; his brother, Randy Craig (Mary Lou) Hunt of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; his sister, Janie (Roger) Johnson of Bixby, Oklahoma; his three grandchildren, Candace (Chris) Hendricks of Durant, Oklahoma, Chet (Amy) Hunt of Chanute, Kansas, and Kasha (Levi) Savage of Arkansas City, Kansas; and his four great-grandchildren, Jaren Hendricks, Bailey Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, and Greyson Hunt with one on the way.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, Mary 19, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Moline Cemetery in Moline, Kasnas.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Gary's name for the Willim Newton Healthcare Foundation, and contributions may be made through the funeral home.  Miles Funeral Home, 2009 E. 4th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67056 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)

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Bradley Paul Warren of Piedmont, Kansas passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home at the age of 58.  He was born on July 29, 1959 in El Dorado, Kansas, the son of Billy R. and Karen (Bearden) Warren.

At the age of 18, Brad began working for Blackburn Construction where he remained for 11 years.  He then went to work with his father as a welder for Local #171 for 22 years.  He had a fall while fishing that broke his foot.  He was told that he would never walk again, but he proved them wrong.  The last two years of his life he was in and out of hospitals as his health was deteriorating.  He moved to Piedmont to be closer to his mother.

Brad is survived by his mother, Karen Warren of Piedmont, Kansas; two grandsons, Dakota and Jake Chamberlain; one great-grandson; and a brother, Kirk.  He was preceded in death by his father; his daughter, Kristy Chamberlain; and grandparents.

Burial will be held at Piedmont Cemetery in Piedmont, Kansas with no services.

(taken from the Koup Funeral Home website)

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Obituaries / WOLFE, John Milton - b. April 4, 1964 - d. May 7, 2018
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:45:02 pm »
John Milton Wolfe, age 54, passed away on May 7, 2018 at his home.  He was born on April 4, 1964, the son of Carl Gene and Beverly Faye (Jordan) Wolfe.

John was a cattleman who loved working on his farm and at the Eureka Sale Barn in Eureka, Kansas.  He was known as a friend who could build, weld, and repair almost anything.  He was a member of the Moline Christian Church in Moline, Kansas and a member of the K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show of Winfield, Kansas.  John enjoyed being outside taking care of baby calves no matter what the weather or how he felt.  He enjoyed being with his many friends and was his happiest when he could go deer hunting.

John is survived by his brothers, Elmer C. Wolfe and wife, Dorothy J. of Grenola, Kansas and Merle Eugene Wolfe, all of Grenola, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moline Christian Church in Moline , Kansas with burial to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas.  At the family's request, please dress casual for his services.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to the charity of your choice in John's name, and they may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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