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A memorial service to honor Margie Spangler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Severy United Methodist Church in Severy, Kansas.  Memorials are suggested to the Circle of Life Hospice and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 has been entrusted with arrangements. 

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Kevin Dennis O'Neill, age 68, of Fredonia, Kansas, passed away on August 3, 2022 at Fredonia Regional Hospital in Fredonia.  He was born July 9, 1954 in Okeene, Oklahoma, the son of Eugene Edward "Jim" and Lenora (Luebbers) O'Neill.

Kevin graduated from Okeene High School in 1972.  He later attended St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.  On August 12, 1978, he was united in marriage to Connie Gillespie in Moline, Kansas. 

Kevin worked as an Industrial Arts/Shop teacher at West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas.  He then moved to Fredonia where he taught at Altoona-Midway High School in Altoona, Kansas and also taught Industrial Arts/Shop classes.  After many years as a teacher, Kevin was employed with Lafarge Cement Company for 14 years.

Whle he was working for the cement plant, he took classes from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas and received his Masters Degree in Industrial Arts.  In 1990, he became Instructor of Engineering Technology and Drafting at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas for the next 24 years. 

Kevin enjoyed bowhunting for deer, woodworking, and he loved to tinker with lawnmowers and trailers.  He also like fly-fishing, fly-tying, taking pictures of wildlife, and nature watching.  He was known as the real MacGyver as he could fabricate and fix almost anything.  After he retired, he spent a lot of his free time at the Kitchen Table visiting with family and friends. 

Kevin was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fredonia, Knights of Columbus, Board of Regents for Junior Colleges, and Kansas Bowhunters Association.  He also helped start the FAB Lab at ICC in Independence, was a Boy Scout Leader and was a Little League baseball coach.

Survivors include his wife, Connie of the home; his children, Brian (Lisa) O'Neill of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jennifer (Nicholas) Pfizenmaier of Clay Center, Kansas, and Sean (Lesli) O'Neill of Ellinwood, Kansas; his grandddaughter, Frances O'Neil of Ellinwood, Kansas; his siblings, Karen (Gene) Bunker of Dodge City, Kansas, Father John O'Neill of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mary Johnson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Patrick (Diane) O'Neill of Burke, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Wilbur and June Gillespie; and his brother-in-law, Scott Johnson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1223 Madison Street, Fredonia, Kasnas with Father Stuart Smeltzer, celebrant.  The Rosary will be recited at 7;00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the church.  The family will receive friends from 6;00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., also at the church. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Fredonia. Memorial remembrances are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Wounded Warrior Project and may be left with or mailed to Wickham Family Funeral Home, 510 N. 7th, Fredonia, Kansas 66736 which has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Wickham Family Funeral Home website)
Clifford D. Kater, age 90, passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2022 at Wesley Medical Ceneter in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born to Otto and Ella Kater on July 27, 1932 in Newton, Kansas. 

Cliff was a teacher and coach in the Howard School District in Howard, Kansas in the early 1960s.  He was an educator, owned a driving school, and owned a custodial supply company through the years.  He also worked as a supervisor of Building and Grounds for the Junction City, Kansas school district.

You could often find Cliff enjoying a peaceful day of fishing or spending quality time with his beloved grandkids.  He made a point to be thoughtful and kind to every person he met.  He loved making people smile; even on his final day, he was in good spirits and winning the affections of his nurses and those nearby. May Cliff have a happy heavely birthday celebration with Donna and walk hand-in-had with Our Savior.

Cliff is survived by his brother, Jack Kater of Sedgwick, Kansas; his son, Dale D. Kater of Phoenix, Arizona; his daughter, Tamlette V. Pouncil of Wichita, Kansas; as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 64 years, Donna June Kater on July 8, 2022. 

(published in the Wichita Eagle - 08/03/2022)   
Rodney Lynn "Rod" Millls was born on July 17, 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas to Rodger and Glenda (Beaumont) Mills.  Life isn't always balanced, and on July 22, 2022, depression tipped the scales, resulting in a tragic ending.

For most of his childhood, Rod grew up in Moline, Kansas, graduating from West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas in 1981.  His love for hot rods and fast cars started from an early age.  He was wrenching on his own at only 14 years of age with skills and knowledge improving with age and experience.  The "more power the better" attitude awarded him multiple trips to the winner's circle at the drag strip but also a quick trip to the slammer for street racing, a secret that was revealed during a game of "Have you Ever?" in the car with the kids.

Rod worked in Dalhart, Texas as a mechanic for several years.  He then moved back to Moline, Kansas and opened his own automotive shop.  The next place for him to turn wrenches landed him at Reedy Ford in Arkansas City, Kansas.  For many years, Rod commuted back and forth from Moline, but he finally moved to Arkansas City, making it his permanent residence. 

Rod wasa united in marriage to Mariana in 2004 .  They had three children together - Blake, Ashlynn, and Marissa.  He worked for Reedy Ford as a Senior Master Tech for 14 years before going independently again with Mills Automotive Repair.  He was known throughout all of southern Kansas as the "Ford Man". 

Changing gears in 2019, he became a Snap-On franchisee owner where he visited shop-to-shop locking customers into their love-hate relationship with tools and their weekly payment plan.  Often, Mr. Snappy and Jr. Snappy could be seen on Facebook with their latest videos sharing the latest specials or the Pick Ten drawings.   When people would call, they would be greeted with "This is Rod, SNAP-ON, Baby". 

Rod's life was full of love and laughter despite the lows that he struggled with.  He was a quiet but incredibly giving man, sometimes to his own demise.  Although his life included many adventures of hunting, fishing, riding, and racing, his greatest pride and joy was his children, reuniting with his oldest son, and meeting his grandsons.  The entire family was extremely proud of him for being sober for the last 8 months.

Rod is survived by his wife, Mariana; his children, Harvey Lance (Jada) Featherson, Blake Mills, Ashlynn Mills, and Marissa Mills; grandsons, Keegan, Kyler, and Huxtyn Featherson; his sister, Lorri (Jay) Robert; his nieces, Jaiden and Brooke; his brother-in-law, Michael (Pamala) Davidson and their children, Sierra, Cheyenne, and Dakota; and his mother-n-law, Melba Davidson.  He was preceded in death by his father, Rodger Mills; his mother, Glenda Mills; and his father-in-law, Larry Davidson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City, Kansas.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 3125 N. Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kasnas 67005.  Burial will take place at Hope Cemetery west of Arkansas City, Kansas.  in lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the Rod Mills Automotive/Tools Scholarship Fund.  Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements have been entrusted to Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100 E. Kanas Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005.

(taken from the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home website)
Douglas Lee "Doug" Moore, age 71, of Rose Hill, Kansas and formerly of Howard, Kansas, passed away July 21, 2022 at Rock Regional Hospital in Derby, Kansas.  He was born in Wichita, Kansas to Paul and Izola (Rarick) Moore on August 31, 1950.

Doug attended the Howard public schools and graduated from Howard High School in 1969.  After graduating, he got his first job in the Howard Pool Hall.  After several years of working there, an opportunity to buy it from the retiring owner presented itself, and Doug's Place was born!!!  For the next 30+ years, Doug and his dad entertained and fed many locals from high schoolers to senior citizens.  Doug's Place was a highlight of Main Street with pool, arcade games, dominoes, a jukebox, pickled eggs, and red beer.  Doug was a fantastic business man and ran his place well.  When he wasn't at work, he thoroughly enjoyed going out to the family farm.  It was his favorite place to get some fresh air, and he had a mission to cut down all those "pesky cedar trees".

As the family of three aged and needed more support, Doug and his parents lived together for many yearsw at Twilight Manor in Howard.  After Paul's death, Doug and Izola moved to Fountainview Nursing Home in Rose Hill, Kansas in 2015 which was closer to his sister, Paula.

Doug passed the time there doing beautiful puzzles, singing with visiting churches, and watching tons of sports.  He loved the Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Wildcats, and Shockers.  His daily attire often boasted of his loyal support for these teams.  Doug was a lifelong member of the Howard Methodist Church and a connoisseur of Toot's cheeseburgers and milkshakes.

Doug is survived by his sister, Paula and Richard Pearson, his brother, Pat Moore, his nieces and nephews, Chad, Shay, Billy, Tasha, Scott, Emily, Garrett, and Jana; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Satchel, Chloe, Jon, Linen, Camryn, Holden, Sutton, Brooke, Bree, Lily, Ivy, and Abby; and his great-great nieces, Isla, Lucca, Zolia, and Mia.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Izola Moore.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the Howard United Methodist Church in Howard, Kansas.  Interment will follow at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Howard United Methodist Church and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Gary M. Kling, age 75, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on July 19, 2022.  He was born on December 29, 1946 to Melvin and Anita (Ferry) Kling.

Gary's grandparents, Leslie and Vera Ferry and Charles and Blanche Kling, and other relatives all lived in Howard, Kansas, and Gary and his sister, Sue Retta were frequent visitors during the summers and made many friends in the area. 

Gary is survived by his sister, Sue Retta (Travis) Lewis; a nephew, Steven (Julie) Lewis; a niece, Kathy Oelschlager; two great-nieces, Alyssa and Kaylee Oelschlager; and three great-nephews, Jesse, Joel, and Josh Lewis.  He was preceded in dedath by his parents, his grandparents, and a niece, Beckie Lewis.

A funeral service was held on July 23, 2022 at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita, Kansa followed by graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be sent to Senior Services, 2005 Walnut Street, Wichita, Knasas 67213.

(taken from the Resthaven Mortuary website)
Margie Spangler of Severy, Kansas, passed away on July 20, 2022 in Bentonville, Arkansas.  She was 92 years old.  She was born to Wilma and Oliver Flinn on December 6, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas.

Margie married John Spangler on December 23, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas.  The couple had two children, Deborah and Dexter.  John and Margie moved to Severy, Kanas in 1960 where they opened a bait shop which they ran until 1972.  Margie worked there as well as working for 17 years for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missedc.

Margie is survived by her children, Deborah Spunaugle of Durham, North Carolina and Dexter Spangler of Golden, Missouri; three granddaughters, Brenda and Brandi Spangler, both of Helena, Montana, and Dee Ann Lazaro of Hays, Kansas; and two sisters, Olita McGee of Grove, Oklahoma and Donna Holt of Wichita, Kansas.  Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma and Oliver Flinn; her husband, John Spangler; her granddaughter, Traci Spangler; her brothers, William, Robert, and Virgil; and her sisters, Gwindolin, Doris, JoAnn, Patricia, Caroline, and Detsy.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

(taken from the Severy Scoop Facebook page)
Michael Dale Jordan, age 62, of Moline, Kansas, passed away June 5, 2022 at Montgomery Place in Independence, Kansas.  He was born March 13, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to Newell B. Jordan, Sr. and Freda Mae (Condon) Jordan.

Mike graduated from West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas.  He lived in many different places before settling in Moline, Kansas.  He worked as a mechanic and truck driver for his family business, N.B. Jordan and Sons Trucking Service, for over 46 years before he retired in 2017.

Mike enjoyed fishing, writing poems, and was an amazing artist, especially with pencil drawings.  His gavorite job was being a Papa to Zach, Alex, Noah, and MaKelty, who also happened to be his favorite people.  In his younger years, he loved loud music, fast women, and even faster cars.

Mike is survived by one son, Robert Blake (Jill) Cundell; two daughters, Melinda Marie (P.J.) Joseph and Cheyenne Hope Jordan; his father, Newell B. Jordan, Sr.; two brothers, Paul (Elizabeth) Jordan and Newell B. (Joann) Jordan, Jr.; three sisters, Brenda (Rick) Kistler, Sandra Jean Peyton, and Carolyn Sue (Michael) Ades; 10 grandchidlren; and many other family members and friends.  He was preceded in dedath by his mother, Freda Jordan; one sister, MaLinda Jordan; and one granddaughter, Kaibryn.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service was held on June 12, 2022 at the Moline City Park in Moline, Kansas.  Dickens Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Dickens Family Funeral Home Facebook page)
Ida May Hendricks, age 89, of Independence, Kansas, passed away on July 14, 2022.  She was born at home near Lookout, Oklahoma on June 22, 1933 to Daniel and Ada (Furtney ) Black. 

May was the youngest of seven children.  Her father, a veterinarian and farmer, died when she was 4 years old, leaving her mother to raise all the kids on a small farm near Freedom, Oklahoma. May graduated from high school with the Class of 1952.  May married G. Bruce Hendricks on April 27, 1965 in Woodward, Oklhaomaa.  They ranched near Comanche, Kanas where their son, Douglas Ben, was born in March of 1966.  In 1972, they moved to Eureka, Kansas where they bought a ranch. That property was struck by a tornado in May 1974, dewstroying everything.  Soon after that, they moved to their ranch south of Longton, Kansas.  In 1981, her husband died of cancer.

May was a hard working lady, whether on the ranch or doing various jobs around town.  In 1983, she took a job with Emerson Electric and moved to Independence shortly after that.  While she officially retired from Emerson in 1988, she worked up until her eyesight would not allow her to.  She loved helping those less fortunate from caring for the elderly, driving for various service agencies, sewing and mending items, to demonstrating items at stores.  She liked to stay busy cooking, crafting, painting, sewing, and traveling, especiallly with her longtime companion, Dean Terry.  After her twin granddaughters were born, she and Donna Rexwinkle loved to come and spend a day with them.  She was a faithful member of Independence Wesleyan Church and the Elk City Old Iron Club.

May is survived by her son, Doug (Liz) Hendricks of Howard, Kansas; two granddaughters, Anna and Rachel Hendricks of Howard, Kansas;  sister-in-law, Reva (Black) Maddox of Alva, Oklahoma; stepson, Frank Hendricks of Skiatook, Oklahoma; step-grandson, Clint Hendricks; a step grandddaguther, April; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her hnusband; and her six siblings, Nellie Bates, Roy Black, John Black, Alice Welty, Frank Black, and Fred Black.

Graveside services were held at Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kansas on July 19, 2022.  A memorial was established to Independence Wesleyan Church, 1400 N. 8th, Independence, Kansas 67310.  Potts Funeral Chapel of Independence, Kansas was entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Potts Funeral Chapel website)
Betty J. Rumbley, age 81, a resident of Trenton, Missouri, passed away on July 16, 2022 at her residence.  She was born September 8, 1940 at Cambridge, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence Levi and Margaret Maude Terrell.

Betty was married to James Emery Rumbley on July 2, 1961 at Trenton, Missouri.  They lived in Wichita, Kansas and moved back to Trenton, Missouri in retirement in 1999. 

Betty's survivors  include one daughter, Cheryl Lynn (John) Poettker of Wichita, Kansas; one son, James Eugene (Kim) Rumbley of Cibolo, Texas; two grandchildren, Ashley Poettker and Dustin (Molley) Poettker, all of Wichita, Kansas; one great-grandddaughter, Lillie Poettker of Wichita, Kansas; and three sisters, Darline Terrell of Leawood, Kansas, Judy Terrell of Winfield, Kansas, and Nadine (Marlin) Baumgartel of Howard, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Jefferson Dewayne Rumbley; and one brother, Robert Terrell.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Slater-Neal Funeral HOme in Trenton, Missouri.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the First Baptist Church, 2421 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton, Missouri with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Trenton.  A memorial has been established to help with expenses and may be left with the funeral home.    Slater-Neal Funeral Home, 813 Custer Street, Trenton, Missouri 64683 has been entrusted with arrangements(

(taken from the Resthaven Mortuary website)
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