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Sheryl Ann "Termite" Hunt, age 77, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away May 10, 2022 at her home.  She was born June 17, 1944 in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of Elvis Eugene "Slim" and Ruth Eleanor (Hoop) Renner.

Sheryl was raised in and around Oxford, Udall, and Moline, Kansas where her father farmed and ranched.  She attended school through 3rd grade in Oxford berfore her family moved to a farm near Moline in 1953.  She attended school there, graduating from Moline High School in 1962.

Following high school, Sheryl attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas from 1962 to 1964.  She later moved to Winfield where she worked in the Dietary Departments at both the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center and William Newton Hospital.  Sheryl was united in marriage to Gary Chester Hunt on February 26, 1990 in Winfield where the couple made their home.  She eventually started working at Binney & Smith Crayola Company where she remained for over 31 years, receiving several awards for her outstanding attendance.  Sheryl would take vacation from work only to help out at the farm during harvest time.  She later went to work for Galaxy Tool in the maintenance and shipping and receiving departments for over eight years, retiring on June 30, 2006.  Gary preceded Sheryl in death on May 15, 2018.

Sheryl enjoyed dogs, horses, being outdoors, and taking walks.  She was a member of the Moline Shining Star 4-H Club, the Binney & Smith 25-Year Club, and was involved with the Elk County Junior Leaders and the Elk County 4-H Council.

Survivors include her stepson, Michael (Jackie) Hunt of Arkansas City, Kansas; her three step-grandchidlren, Candace (Chris) Hendricks of Arkansas City, Kasnas, Chet (Amy) HUnt of Chanute, Kansas, and Kasha Hunt of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; and her five step-great-grandchidlren, Jaren Hendricks, Bailey Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, Greyson Hunt, and Rowen Hunt.  Sheryl was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gary.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Moline Cemetery in Moline, Kansas under the direction of Miles Funeral Service, 5001 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67156.  In lieu of flowers, mememorials are suggested to the William Newton Healthcare Foundation.  Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)
Dale Eugene Crismas, 79, of Independence, Kansas, passed away January 27, 2022 at his home.  He was born March 30, 1942 in Howard, Kansas to Wilma Ruth (Westwood) and Alva Lee Crismas.

His family were sharecroppers, and Dale attended thirteen different one-room schools growing up.  He went to high school in Climax, Kanas and Severy, Kansas before graduating from Eureka High School in Eureka, Kasnas. He then worked at the Eureka Mill and Elevator and then the Paul Parks Skelly Gas Station.  This led to him being hired at the Kansas Department of Transportation in 1967 and becoming an engineer in the Road Department before retiring in 2005.

On November 1, 1962, Dale married Judith Knight at the Methodist Church in Severy, Kansas.  Dale was a member of the Bowling Association and a multi-time Water Board President.  He was an avid gardener, loved flowers, photography, bird watchingn, and all his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Crismas of the home; his children, Bryan Crismas of Terrell, Texas, Teresa (John) Smart of Independence, Kansas, and Alison (Joe) Carroll of Independence, Kasnas; grandchildren, Dane (Chelsea) Crismas, Brooke Crismas, Marcus Lewis, Quincy Freeman, Eleanor Grace Carroll, Byron Carroll, Genevieve Carroll, and Ulysses Carroll; and a brother, James Crismas of Humboldt, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Alva Clinton Crismas; his sister, Frances Talamantes; a granddaughter, Amanda Lewis; and a sister-in-law, Linda Crismas.

A Celebration of Life graveside service was held on February 1, 2022 at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kanss with Rev. Bill Boone officiating.  A memorial has been established to the Cancer Center of Kansas and remembrances may be sent to the funeral home.  Service arrangements were entrusted to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th Street, ndependence, Kansas 67301.

(taken from the Zach Webb Family Funeral Service website)
James Virgil "Jim" Hawkins, Jr., age 85, of Pryor, Oklahoma passed from this life on April 13, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was born on June 19,1936 in Piedmont, Kansas, the son of James Virgil and Mary Helen (Stanley) Hawkins.

Jim grew up in Moline, Kansas and graduated from Moline High School.  He was an outstanding athlete, participating in football, basketball, and track. He was united in marriage to Loweta Marie Bell on October 10, 1953.  .From this union were born four chidlren.   

Jim had a successful career within the nuclear power industry while having only a high school education.  In his later years, he moved to Pryor, Oklahoma and truly loved the community.  He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Pryor and was always there to help in any way he could.  He also supported Pryor High School sports and attended sporting events faithfully.

Jim dearly loved his family and looked forward to spending time with them.  He loved to travel and was proud to have visited every state.  He was a loving father and grandfather who leaves behind many wonderful memories for his family and friends to cherish.

Jim is survived by his son, James (Denise) Hawkins of Haughton, Louisiana; his daughters, Carol Matheny of Granbury, Texas and Linda Lafayette of Chesterfield, Virginia; his brother, Bill (Sally) Hawkins of Overland Park, Kansas; his sister, Mary Louise (Jim) McClung of Winfield, Kansas; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his constant and loving companion of 15 years, Judy Davis; his lifelong friend, Joyce Mills; and Judy's 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren,and 4 great-grandchildren who considered Jim their family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Helen Hawkins; his wife of 53 years, Loweta (Bell) Hawkins; his daughter, Debra Daugherty who passed away in 2010; and his lifelong friend, H.D. Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at First Baptist Church in  Pryor, Oklahoma with Dr. Mike Cox officiating.  Burial will follow at Graham Memorial Cemetery with J.J. Daugherty, Trina Taylor, Breanoh Lafayette-Brooks, Joshua Daugherty, Sarah Rodriguez, and Shea McVea serving as casket bearers.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Shipman's Funeral Home. in Pryor, Oklahoma from 6:00 p.m. to 8;00 p.m.  The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 E. Graham, Pryor, Oklahoma 74361.  To leave his family a messsage, please visit  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service, 1204 NE 1st Street,  Pryor, Oklahoma 74361.

(taken from Shipman's Funeral Service website)
Virginia Louise Coble, age 92, of Howard, Kansas, passed away on April 12, 2022 at Sedan, Kansas.  She was born on November 12, 1929 to Horace and Edith Marie (Simons) Copeland in rural Severy, Kansas.

Virginia was a very creative and musical woman.  She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed quilting, gardening, and painting among other crafts.  Her creativity came in handy after she married Harold Eugene "Gene" Coble in June 1953.  They grew their family to include four chidlren.  Raising her family was one of her greatest joys in life, especially when her grandbabies came along.

After the children had grown, Virginia pursued and earned a degree in Nursing.  She worked as an LPN at Twilight Manor Nursing Home in Howard, Knasas and never seemed to swtop learning.

Virginia leaves behind her four children,  Kathy (David) Evans, Tim Coble, Kristin (Rob) Hutchison, and Julia Coble, all of Howard, Kansas; two sisters, Marcia Dean and Wilma Cooley, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; five grandchidlren, Aaron Evans, Michael Evans, Megan Hutchison-Amash, Leah Hutchison, and Anthony Coble; and five great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Edith Copeland; her husband, Gene who passed away in December 2000; three brothers, Doyle Copeland, Ted Copeland, and Bill Copeland; and one sister, Madge Hebb.

Cremation has been requested.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Legion Post #0149 and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home. Online condolences can be left for the family at Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Eda Carlene (Brust) Collier-Nettles, age 81, a resident of Moline, Kansas, passed away on April 11, 2022 in Sedan, Kansas.  She was born on September 1, 1940 to Emil and Maybelle Brust in Wichita, Kansas.

Eda earned her high schol diploma and later graduated with an Associate's Degree from Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.  She worked for many years in quality control and for AT&T and Integrate checking computer chips. 

Eda married Donald Collier in Wichita, Kansas.  After his passing, she retired and moved to Moline.  On May 17, 2001, she married Ted Nettles in Newkirk, Oklahoma.  The couple owned a mowing business in Moline as well as an antique business out of their home.  Ted passed away in 2008.

Eda had no children of her own, but she was blessed with and survived by a stepdaughter. Caroline Eschenbrenner of Udall, Kansas.  In addition to Caroline, she is survived by her brother, Paul (Betty) Brust and their son, Luc of Wichita, Kansas; her nephews, Jim (Jo Ellen) Clements of Colorado and Randy (Shaynah) Clements of Easton, Kansas; and her niece, Sharon.  Eda is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Maybelle; her husbands, Donald Collier and Ted Nettles; her brother, Dean Brust; and her sister, Mary (James "Buddy") Sparks.

The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Moline City Cemetery in Moline, Kansas.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Carl Leon "Beaver" Brogan, age 74, of Arkansas City, Kansas, passed away on April 9, 2022 at his home.  He was born April 4, 1948 in Winfield, Kansas, the son of Joseph and Marjorie (Nicholson) Brogan.

Carl grew up in Moline, Kansas and attended Moline High School.  He was inducted into the United States Army on January 30, 1968 and was honorably discharged on January 10, 1970.  He was a hard worker and enjoyed working at several different places including the Moline Feed Store, Sheels Oil, Range Oil, helping local farmers, and most recently, the Pleasant Valley Township.  He retired in December 2018. 

Carl enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, and visiting with his neighbors.  He was a member of the Arkansas City American Legion and the Elk County Rodeo Association.

Survivors include his siblings, Carolyn (Rick) Gonzales, Gary (Vicki) Brogan, Donella Johnson, Nancy (James Boomsma) Crowell, Janice Winters, Marty (Tom) Ware, Linda Sinnett, and Dana (David) Denton as well as nine nieces and seven nephews.  Carl is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Patrick Brogan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Arkansas City, Kansas.  Burial will follow at the Mount Olive Catholic Cemetery in Moline, Kansas.  There is no visitation scheduled.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Brogan Scholarship Fund or the Elk County Rodeo Association.  Donationa may be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home or mailed to Dana Denton, 150 S. Forest, Howard, Kansas 67349.  Shelley Family Funeral Home, 906 W. Kansas Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Shelley Family Funeral Home website)
Veneta "Lucile" Horsman was born in Elk County, Kansas on March 26, 1931, the daughter of Bernard and Lyda (Jontra) Smith.  She passed away in Independence, Missouri on April 4, 2022.

Lucile lived in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri as a child where her father preached.  She graduated from Schubert High School in Schubert, Nebraska in 1949.  After teaching at a rural school in Nebraska for two years, she attended and graduated from Central Christian College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  While she was a student, she also worked as a telephone operator. Following graduation, she met and married Robert Thomas Horsman who attended the same church she did in Bartlesville.  They married on July 30, 1955 in Kingman, Kansas.  Robert was drafted into the United States Army right before they married.  After his two year military service, they settled in southeast Kansas. 

While raising her family, Lucile had several cooking jobs including being the Head Cook at Friendship Meals in Howard, Kansas and Food Service Director at Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas.  In 1984, Lucile and Robert moved to West Memphis, Arkansas where they owned and operated a moving and storage business for almost 20 years.  When they retired, they moved to Weir, Kansas and later Frontenac, Kansas. 

Lucile loved to collect and try new recipes and continued that habit during retirement.  She loved fishing, reading, and crossword puzzles.  She was known as a jokester and someone who could make everyone laugh.  She struck up conversations with people wherever she went and was sassy to the end.  Evem through her many moves, she developed longtime friendships.

Lucile wsas known to be an excellent seamstress who sewed for her boys and made most of her daughters' clothing including prom dresses and wedding gowns.  She often sewed for other families, also.  A special memory shared by her daughters was when she made clothes for a family in need.  They were so proud of their mom when they saw the family wearing those clothes.

Lucile embodied Acts 9:36b - "this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did".  In Oakley , Kansas, she helped the Joy Bus ministry and taught Sunday School.  She and Robert ministered to inner-city youth while living in West Memphis, Arkansas.  They volunteered at the Senior Center in Perryville, Arkansas.  Whenever someone was in need, Lucile would meet that need with a servant heart.

Lucile was a lifelong faithful member of the Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School unti the age of 80.  She had a beautiful soprano voice and enjoyed singing hymns.  During retirement, she began reading through the Bible every year.  She often made encouraging phone calls to people who were struggling and would study the Bible with friends. 

Lucile is survived by her sister, DeLois Allen; her six children, Susan (Larry) Nossaman, Kay (Mike) Shelton, Mike (Rita) Horsman, Terry (Rhonda) Horsman, Lynda Fairleigh, and Bonnie Bennett; 13 grandchidlren; and 16 great-grandchidlren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Lyda Smith; her brother, Richard Smith; her husband, Robert Horsman; and a son-in-law, Mike Fairleigh. 

Cremation is planned with a Celebration of Life to honor Lucile to be held at a later date.  The family welcomes thoughts and memories that can be shared online at  Contributions in her memory can be made to Carpenter Place, 1601 North Meridian, Wichita, Kansas 67203.  Speaks Suburbabn Chapel of Independence, Missouri has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Speals Suburbabn Chapel website)
Lucile and Robert Horsman lived in Howard, Kansas while their children were young and attending the Howard schools.  Lucile is also a cousin to Don Smith of Howard. 
Francis LeRoy Robert, age 79, a resident of Fredonia, Kansas, passed away April 7, 2022.  He was born on July 27, 1942 in Eureka, Kansas to Henry Eldon and Nellie Melissa (Smith) Robert, one of nine children.

Francis attended the Severy, Kansas public schools and graduated from Severy Rural High School in 1960.  Shortly after high school, he married Colleen Boles, and to this union were born two chidlren, Steve and Kristi.  The couple started out in the Wichita, Kansas area and just kept moving their family further east and eventually ended up in Fredonia, Kansas in 1971.

Francis worked for LaDow and Spohn for 37 years until his retirement in 2008.  He was a devoted member of the Calvary Wesleyan Church of Fredonia and maintained his faith throughout his life.  He truly enoyed KU Jayhawk basketball, raising his cattle, flea market treasure hunting, and antique shopping with Colleen.  Francis treasured the time he got to spend with both his grandbabies and great-grandbabies.  All of these things brough him immeasurable joy and irreplaceable memories.

Francis is survived by his wife, Colleen of the home; his children, Steve (Shari) Robert of Fredonia, Kansa and Kristi (Don) Lloyd of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his grandchildren, Brandi Robert of Wichita, Kansas, Bret Robert of Derby, Kansas, and Bri Pratt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his great-grandchidren, Brailynn, Kaydon, Cali, Korben, and Derek; his siblings, Melba Weyrauch, Larry (Kathy) Robert, and Joyce Sayers; his sisters-in-law, Theresa Robert, Ruby Robert, Janie Roberts, and Bernice Robert; and many nieces and nephews.  Preceding Francis in death were his father, Henry Robert who passed away when Francis was only ten years old; his mother, Nellie Robert; his brothers, Eldon Robert, Elwin (Ramona) Robert, Wes Robert, Morris Roberts, and Floyd Robert; his brothers-in-law, Pat Weyrauch and Chuck Sayers; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dean and Flora Boles; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darryl and Carol Boles; and a great-grandson, Jordon.

The family will receive friends at visitation on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Kansas.  Fruneral service will be held at Calvary Wesleyan Church, 1900 E. Washington,  Fredonia, Kansas on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 2;00 p.m. with interment to follow immediately at Fredonia City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Calvary Wesleyan Church in Fredonia, Kansas or Neodesha Nazarene Church Youth Ministry  in Neodesha, Kansas.  Contributions can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Online condolences can be left for the family at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th Street, Fredonia, Kansas 66736.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Stephen "Steve" Signer, age 70, of Piedmont, Kansas, passed away on March 31, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born September 9, 1951 in Greenwood County, Kansas to Junior and Evelyn (Adler) Signer.

On September 29, 1995, Steve married Sally (Cannon) Hedges of Latham, Kansas.  He had two children from a previous marriage, Shane Signer and Tami Vancil.

In his younger years, Steve could always be found with his cousins, Lyle, Dennis, and Ted.  He enjoyed coyote hunting, fishing, and shooting guns.  He also had a great fondness for country music classics.

Steve worked for many years at the Severy Service Station hauling gas and fixing tires.  He then went to work for Sherwood Construction as a heavy equipment operator.  Finally, he went to work at Severy Co-Op in the tire shop until his retirement. 

Survivors include his wife, Sally of the home; his son, Shane (Denise) Signer of Havana, Kansas; his daughter, Tami (Steve) Vancil of Fall River, Kansas; his grandchildren, Jeremy Vancil, Justin Vancil, Abigail Bohl, Logan (Shelby) Bohl, Jade Vancil, Kayla Signer, Bradley Bohl, Madelyn Signer, and Jaycee Vancil; two great-granddaughters, Kamryn and Brayden Bohl; and his sisters, Patty Craig of Severy, Kasnas and Joetta Darnell of Sedan, Kansas. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Piedmont Community Center on Main Street in Piedmont, Kansas on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2;00 p.m.  Heritage Funeral Home of Andover, Kansas has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Heritage Funeral Home website)
Leroy E. Shugart, age 76, passed away in his home in McPherson, Kansas with his loving wife by his side on January 7, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer.  In typical fashion, he just had a good Christmas with his family and went out in his own time on his own terms and more quickly than anyone expected.  He stated that he did not want any "boo-hooing" when the time came, but his family was unable to respect that wish.

Leroy was born April 14, 1945 in Eureka, Kansas, the only son of Eldon and Louise Shugart, and the poor guy was brother to six sisters, five of whom survive to remember what a rascal of a brother he was.  He was raised in Severy, Knasas and graduated from Severy High School.  He later graduated from the Wichita States University Physician Assistant program.

Leroy was united in marriage to Phyllis Roesener on June 20, 1965 in Dodge City, Kansas.  They raised two boys together, Brad and Brent.  He was a loving and attentive grandfather to his adoring grandchidlren, spoiling them at nearly every opportunity despite all protests from their parents.  He didn't do aything he didn't want to do, but fortunately for his loved ones, he wanted to do some pretty cooll things.  He was known for his woodwork, his stubbornness, his entrepreneurial spirit, his ingenuity, practicality, creativity, ready laugh, and willingneess to offer a helping hand to anyone.  He worked in so many placed in Kansas that they couldn't possibly all be named.

Leroy is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Phyllis, his sons, Brad (Dominic) Shugart of Sarasota, Florida and Brent Shugart of McPherson, Kansas; his grandddaughter, Ashlyn Shugart; his grandson, Lazarus Shugart; his sisters, Lois Klepper of Severy Kasnas, Jan (Frank) Korte of Wellington, Kansas, Carol Shugart of LaCygne, Kansas, Mary Jo (Ed) Plaster of Springfield, Missouri, and Beth (Jeff) Goetziner of Hutchinson, Kansas.  He is further survived by his former daughter-in-law, Suzanne Wolcott, myriad friends, business partners, riding buddies, and respected colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dear sister, Linda Crismas.

Right before he passed, he let his family know that he thought he was done using all his tools and that he planned to have the last word.  He wil be dearly missed by all who loved him. 

A funeral service was held on January 3, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson, Kansas with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating.  Burial followed at McPherson Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial donations be made to the McPherson County Community Foundation for the Giving Hope Cancer Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205  N. Chestnut, McPherson, Kansas 67460 which has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Stockham Family Funeral Home website)
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