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Julian Randel Cochran, age 89, of Moline, Kansas, passed away February 16, 2018 at the Westview Manor in Derby, Kansas.  He was born on December 2, 1928 in Moline, Kansas, the son of Ellis and Mary (Julian) Cochran.

Julian was a graduate of Moline High School Class of 1946.  On December 13, 1952, he married Mary Lou DeMoss in Moline, Kansas.  Julian worked most of his life on their farm and in the oil fields.  He enjoyed working in their garden, listening to country music, raising cattle, but most of all he loved being with his wife, Mary Lou.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou, and his son Gary Cochran of Wichita, Kansas.  Julian was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Naomi Welch.

Cremation has been requested.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested to the Moline United Methodist Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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Susan Kay Henning, 72, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away on February 16, 2018 at Winfield Rest Haven.  Born November 11, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, she was the daughter of Elvin and Helen (Ambler) Beck.

Sue was raised and received her education in Fall River, Kansas, graduating from Fall River High School.  She then attended William Newton School of Nursing in Winfield, Kansas obtaining her nursing diploma.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Henning on August 14, 1965 at the Willowdale Parish in Kingman County, Kansas.  The couple moved to Winfield and then later to Lamar Colorado.  In 1970, they moved to Kingman, Kansas and then returned to Winfield in the 1980s.  Sue returned to school for business classes at Wichita State University.  She was the Director of Nursing at William Newton Hospital and Good Samaritan Village.  She also worked as a Registered Nurse at Via Christi St. Joe, Home Health, and the Kansas Medical Center.  Sue was a member of the Willowdale Parish.  She and Kenneth were avid RV'rs and enjoyed spending time in Texas and Colorado. 

Her family includes her sons, Chad "Maynard" Henning and wife, Cheri and Shawn "Ozz" Henning and wife, Jessica, all of Winfield, Kansas, and granddaughters, Taryn, Tysha "Boo", and Olivia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on December 19, 2014 and her parents.

Visitation with the family will be held at Miles Funeral Service on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Miles Funeral Service.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cowley County Humane Society.  Contributions may be made through the Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67156 which is entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)

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Eugene Randolph Thompson, 99, of Longton, Kansas, passed away February 13, 2018 at Medicalodge of Independence, Kansas.  He was born in Larned, Kansas on November 28, 1918 to Riley H. and Carrie (Kitterman) Thompson.

Gene attended Larned High School and graduated in 1936.  He worked at Boeing as a welder until his retirement on January 1, 1985.  He was a farmer in the Furley, Kansas area for several years.  He enjoyed family, farming, fishing, and was involved with his church, being a longtime member of the Furley United Methodist Church in Furley, Kansas.

Gene married Ruby Roberts in 1942, and they adopted a daughter.  Ruby preceded him in death in 1965.  He then married Norma Beem in 1967, and she passed away in 2001.  Gene married Corrine Roberts in 2002, and she passed away in 2012. 

Surviving family members include his brother, Paul Thompson of Council Grove, Kansas; his daughter, Joyce McQuillan of Grandview, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Sharon Ferguson and Mona Cody, both of Longton, Kansas; two stepsons, Dallas Beem and Bruce Beem, both of Longton, Kansas; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; a brother, Wayne Thompson; and a stepdaughter, Joyce McBeath.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Furley United Methodist Church, 11400 E. 101st North, Furley, Kansas with viewing at 10:00 a.m. and the service to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside service will follow at the White Chapel Cemetery, 1806 N. Oliver, Wichita, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated in his memory to the Furley United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.

(taken from the Baker Funeral Home website)


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Melvin Thomas Lanning, age 83, of Howard, Kansas, died February 13, 2018 at St. Luke's in Marion, Kansas.  He was born in Howard to Eugene and Hazel (VanBuskirk) Lanning on November 23, 1934.  He was one of eight children.

Tom graduated high school as Valedictorian of his class.  After high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and found a career there as a Chief Petty Officer and Meteorologist.  On leave, he met and married JoAnn Heusner.  After traveling the world, he settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  It was there they began their family of three children.

Tom retired from the Navy and moved back to Kansas to be near family.They moved to Hillsboro, Kansas where he opened Lannings' Furniture Refinishing and Repair.  He was an avid reader, loved antiquing, and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger days.  The light of his life were his children, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Tom is survived by his daughters, Cynthis Deutscher and Mike of Topeka, Kansas and LeeAnn Knaak and John of Hillsboro, Kansas; his son, Lawrence "Gene" Lanning and Traci of Marion, Kansas; brothers Larry Lanning of Howard, Kansas and Terry Lanning and wife, Rita of Coffeyville, Kansas; his sisters, Mary Wade and husband, Roy of Eureka, Kansas and Kathy Fouts and husband, Sam Fouts of Augusta, Kansas;  brother-in-law, Bob Clark of Howard, Kansas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson;  and many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces. and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Hazel Lanning; his brother, Bill Lanning; and his sisters, Phyllis Friend and Wanda Clark.

Tom has been cremated with no services per his request.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  No memorials are requested.  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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Margaret Joan Wimberley, age 72, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away January 16, 2018.  She was born on December 7, 1945 to Everett Clinton and Eula Maria (Wells) Malone, the eighth of nine children.

Margaret grew up in the Belknap Community of Chautauqua County, Kansas and graduated from Sedan High School.  She was a pillar of joy, strength, and caring in her family, church, community, and everywhere she went.

Margaret is survived by her three children, Andy (Sarah), Lisa (Scott), and Jason; five grandchildren; and siblings, Virginia Banning, Les Malone, Winifred Bryan, Neil Malone, Ernest "Ernie" Malone, and Keith Malone.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John Wimberley; her parents, Everett and Eula Malone; and sisters, Edith Bridgwater and Marilyn Widdows.

Memorial services were held on February 10, 2018 at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64117.  The family suggests memorials to either the Avondale United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

(published in the Kansas City Star - 02/04/2018)

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Stephanie Marie Eby, age 36, passed away at her home in Katy, Texas on February 8, 2018.  She was born February 20, 1981 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Carl and Donna (Dunagan) Eby. 

Stephanie spent most of her youth in Midland, Texas and attended school at the Cerebral Palsy Center.  During her senior year of high school, her father was transferred to Katy, Texas where she graduated in May 2006 from Cinco Ranch High School. 

While Stephanie was unable to live life the way most of us do, she got much enjoyment out of some of her favorite activities such as horseback riding and swimming.  She had quite a sense of humor which was evidenced by her deep laugh or silly grin when her Pa and Ma Pritchett as well as others, would tease and play with her.

Stephanie is survived by her parents, Carl and Donna Eby of Katy, Texas; her sister and brother-in-law, Katy and Tom Beckermann of Nashville, Tennessee; her brother, Adam Eby of Wichita, Kansas; her grandmother, Evelyn Pritchett of Howard, Kansas; three aunts; one uncle; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bill Pritchett of Howard, Kansas; her paternal grandfather, Whitney "Jim" Eby of Howard, Kansas; and her paternal grandmother, Dorothy (Morrow) Day of Wichita, Kansas.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Howard, Kansas.  All are welcome to attend in celebration of her life.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church in Howard, Kansas and/or Ronald McDonald House of Lubbock, Texas, and donations may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.  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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Billy Lee MacCready, age 83, of Grenola, Kansas, passed away February 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 25, 1934 in Thayer, Kansas, the son of Harry and Gracie Marie (Webb) MacCready.  When Bill was just six weeks old, he lost his mother and 3-year-old brother to a fire.  Bill was then raised by his aunt and uncle, Charlie and Elsie Webb.

Bill worked for the railroad, out in the oil fields, and as a school custodian.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a volunteer fireman for several years.  He enjoyed helping his son with recycling and loved to visit with people and share stories about the railroad.  Bill was also known to be a good cook, a good husband, and a good friend to all that knew him.  On May 5, 1973, he was united in marriage to Loretta Mae Humphries at the Grenola Christian Church in Grenola, Kansas, and they were married for 44 years.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Mae of the home; son, Donnie MacCready of Grenola, Kansas; daughter, Winona L. "Bunny" Adams of Wicksburg, North Carolina; siblings, A.C. MacCready of Escalon, California, Winnie Todd of Sedan, Kansas, and Robert McCready of El Dorado, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents and Charlie and Elsie Webb; his daughters, Jeanine Hull and Billie Jo MacCready; his son, Charles McCready; his brothers, Sidney MacCready and Don MacCready; and his sister, Grace Marie Hull. 

Cremation has been requested.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Grenola Christian Church at 10:30 a.m.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  The family suggests memorials to either the Grenola Fire Department or Kindred Hospice, and those donations 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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Obituaries / PULLIAM, Betty Lorene (Mason) - d. January 28, 2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:46:23 am »
Betty Lorene Pulliam of Park City, Kansas, 76, passed away on January 28, 2018.  She was born at home in Grenola, Kansas to Jean Deward Mason and Stella Laverne (Douglas) Mason.

After living in Grenola, the family moved to the Wichita, Kansas area where Betty attended school and graduated from Derby High School in Derby, Kansas.  After graduation, she went to business college.  Many years she worked as a Nurse's Aide, CNA, and CMA in Home Health Care and nursing homes. 

Lorene always enjoyed helping others and ministering to their needs which extended not only to her job, but also at church and home. She loved going to every single activity for her grandkids, and they loved having their "Naw" there.  She highlighted in going fun places with them.

Betty is survived by her children, Kila Hamwi of Wichita, Kansas, Douglas Bunton of Park City, Kansas, and Bradley Bunton of Park City, Kansas; brothers, Bill (Frances) Mason of Sterling, Colorado and James (Cindy) Mason of Benton, Kansas;  8 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews  She is preceded in death by her husbands, James McArthur Bunton and Benjamin Harrison Pulliam; her son, James Walter Bunton; her parents; her sister, Barbara Blocher; her nephew, Steven Kruse, and her niece Brenda Davis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Park City Baptist Church, 1301 E. 61st. North in Park City, Kansas followed by a funeral service on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., also at the church.  Graveside service will be held at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas.  Memorials have been designated to the American Diabetes Association, 608 W. Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67203 or the RiverCross Hospice, 251 S. Whittier, Wichita, Kansas 67207.  Condolences may be left for the family at bakerfhvc.com.  Service arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center, Kansas.

(taken from the Baker Funeral Home website)

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Robert Leroy "Bob" Criger, age 80, of Altoona, Kansas, passed away on January 20, 2018 at Diversicare of Chanute, Kansas.  He was born in Rhame, North Dakota on August 9, 1937 to George and Helen (Hoag) Criger.

Bob attended school in Marmouth, North Dakota until eighth grade when the family made their home in Howard Kansas.  Bob graduated from Howard High School in 1955.  After graduation, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for ten years.  He went on to serve another ten years with the Army Reserves.

On September 6, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Maria Vittoria Giovanna Anita Lanni in Naples, Italy.  To this union the couple was blessed with a son and a daughter.  The family called Wichita, Kansas home where Bob was the Chief Security for Beech Aircraft where he devoted 32 years of service.  At the age of 55, he retired to an eight-acre farm in Altoona, Kansas.  He gave his little slice of heaven the nickname of "Mosquito Meadow".    He loved taking care of his place.  He took pride in his property and always had a project going whether it was planting flowers, building suspension bridges across the creek, or giving the school children a tour of "Mosquito Meadow".  He loved sharing his paradise with others.  Bob loved traveling.  He was able to see much of the world while traveling with his daughter.  He will be remembered around Altoona as Uncle Bob who always had a joke or a story to tell.  He sincerely had a great and genuine sense of humor.

Bob's memories will live on through his children, Richard Criger and wife and daughter, Adriana Criger; his brother, Mark Criger and wife, Jo Ellen; his sisters, Virginia Marti and husband, Gary and Michele Nunnenkamp and husband, Kurt; grandchildren, Lydia Gratton, Stephanie Huddleston, Grant Criger, and Lorenzo Gamalerio; and five great-grandchildren.  He now rests with his parents, George and Helen Criger; his wife, Maria Vittoria; his brothers, Donald Criger and Jay Criger; and nephew, Martin Criger.

Cremation under the direction of Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory of Independence, Kansas has taken place, and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1223 Madison Street, Fredonia, Kansas.  Inurnment will follow at Cresco Cemetery north of Howard, Kansas.  The family suggests memorials be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, and they may be sent in care of the Chapel.  To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.webbrodrickfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb & Rodrick Chapel, 306 W. Main, Independence, Kansas 67301.

(taken from the Webb & Rodrick Chapel website)

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Irma Lorene Crisp, a resident of Howard, Kansas for most of her life, passed away January 24, 2018 at the McCrite Retirement Home in Topeka, Kansas.  She was born April 2, 1922 near Fall River, Kansas, the daughter of Harold and Floy (Hadsall) Magers.

Irma attended Howard High School for her first three years and then attended and graduated from Fall River High School in Fall River, Kansas.  On May 1940, she was united in marriage to Dennis Crisp, a rural school teacher. 

Irma became the first school secretary in the Howard school system and worked there for 11 years.  In 1966, seven school districts were unified in Elk County, and she became the Clerk/Business Manager of the new U.S.D. #282.  In December 1979, she left this job to spend time with Dennis who had semi-retired from his Zenith TV business.  She was hired in July 1980 by the Rose Hill School District in Butler County as Clerk/Business Manager.  In July 1985, she retired from that district, and in March 1986, she was appointed to fill an unexpired term as County Clerk in Elk County.

Irma and Dennis always lived in Howard except for when they were snowbirding.  They had many lifelong friends in the Elk County area whom they dearly loved.  They spent 20 winters in Yuma, Arizona in an RV park, participating in jam sessions three times a week.  Dennis played the fiddle, guitar, and banjo, and Irma sometimes played the snare drum or slide guitar.  Usually, however, she just listened to the good music.  She and Dennis enjoyed the dances, the morning coffees, and various park activities with the many friends they made there.  Volunteering in the park, Irma was the "go-to" person to make banners, invitations, directories, etc. on her computer.  She was also famous for her delicious apple pies.  She enjoyed quilitng and made beautiful quilts for her family members.

Irma is survived by one son, Jim Crisp and wife, Denise of Chula Vista, California; one daughter, Suzy Springer of Topeka, Kansas; grandchildren, Ashleigh Crisp of Chula Vista, California, Valerie Oliver of Marina del Ray, California, Stacey Bailey of Topeka, Kansas, and Mike Springer of Collinsville, Illinois; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dennis Crisp in 2009; her son-in-law, Jeff Springer in 2013, and her grandson, Scott in 2014.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church in Howard, Kansas with Pastor Deana Allison officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at Grace Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to either the Howard United Methodist Church or the Carter-Rader #149 American Legion Auxiliary and may be left with of mailed to the funeral home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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